Estimated annual mean wages for the largest occupations in the United States as of May 2016 (in U.S. dollars)

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Wage in U.S. dollars
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners 98,830
Computer Occupations 87,870
Business Operations Specialists 74,870
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers 57,470
Construction Trades Workers 47,580
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 40,330
Financial Clerks 37,790
Motor Vehicle Operators 37,280
Information and Record Clerks 34,370
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 34,150
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 33,930
Material Moving Workers 29,360
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 27,570
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers 26,300
Building Cleaning Workers 26,090
Retail Sales Workers 25,250
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 23,990
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 22,430
Cashiers 21,680
Fast Food and Counter Workers 20,580

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This graph displays the twenty largest occupation groups in the United States as of May 2016, ranked by annual mean wage. The annual mean wage among the 4 million preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers in the U.S. stood at 57,470 U.S. dollars in 2016..
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March 2016
United States
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May 2016

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