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Top 200 Popular Jobs in District of Columbia

What professions have the highest employment in District of Columbia? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in District of Columbia. We note that the total employment in District of Columbia is 674,650. The most popular job is the lawyer profession, which employs 31,420 people (4.66 percent of the total employment in District of Columbia). The second most common job is the other business operations specialist profession which employs 30,340 people (4.50 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in District of Columbia is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in District of Columbia

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
674,650
100.00% $64,890
2 Lawyers
31,420
4.66% $157,090
3 Other Business Operations Specialists
30,340
4.50% $89,920
4 General and Operations Managers
22,620
3.35% $136,020
5 Management Analysts
22,070
3.27% $92,920
6 All Other Managers
17,870
2.65% $127,520
7 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
14,450
2.14% $28,100
8 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
13,740
2.04% $45,600
9 Security Guards
12,750
1.89% $35,900
10 Public Relations Specialists
12,520
1.86% $83,060
11 Registered Nurses
11,030
1.63% $79,640
12 Other Computer Occupations
10,860
1.61% $110,920
13 Accountants and Auditors
10,540
1.56% $84,410
14 Office Clerks, General
10,500
1.56% $36,820
15 Waiters and Waitresses
10,110
1.50% $19,110
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
8,430
1.25% $21,210
17 Cashiers
8,360
1.24% $21,660
18 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
7,850
1.16% $59,230
19 Customer Service Representatives
6,970
1.03% $38,120
20 Human Resources Specialists
6,640
0.98% $88,700
21 Retail Salespersons
6,580
0.98% $23,810
22 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
6,570
0.97% $68,400
23 Financial Managers
6,450
0.96% $136,410
24 Economists
6,260
0.93% $110,910
25 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
5,750
0.85% $72,740
26 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
5,420
0.80% $68,270
27 Restaurant Cooks
5,410
0.80% $28,420
28 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
5,240
0.78% $68,420
29 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
5,170
0.77% $33,420
30 Computer User Support Specialists
4,520
0.67% $60,250
31 Dishwashers
4,250
0.63% $21,950
32 Legal Secretaries
4,210
0.62% $74,840
33 Compliance Officers
4,210
0.62% $83,180
34 Food Preparation Workers
4,200
0.62% $21,050
35 Financial Analysts
4,040
0.60% $88,270
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
4,030
0.60% $51,510
37 Home Health Aides
4,020
0.60% $23,690
38 Receptionists and Information Clerks
3,840
0.57% $33,390
39 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
3,720
0.55% $19,190
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
3,680
0.55% $47,470
41 Nursing Assistants
3,420
0.51% $30,160
42 Personal Care Aides
3,410
0.51% $22,980
43 Teacher Assistants
3,410
0.51% $29,510
44 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
3,400
0.50% $61,280
45 Computer and Information Systems Managers
3,400
0.50% $145,830
46 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
3,380
0.50% $88,320
47 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
3,340
0.50% $53,520
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
3,340
0.50% $40,060
49 Bartenders
3,330
0.49% $24,640
50 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
3,280
0.49% $35,560
51 Applications Software Developers
3,280
0.49% $98,370
52 Political Scientists
3,250
0.48% $116,880
53 Chief Executives
3,220
0.48% $178,230
54 Other Financial Specialists
3,110
0.46% $88,230
55 Social Scientists and Related Workers
2,930
0.43% $92,920
56 Computer Systems Analysts
2,890
0.43% $98,040
57 Construction Laborers
2,880
0.43% $36,450
58 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
2,850
0.42% $140,680
59 Social Science Research Assistants
2,790
0.41% $38,580
60 Engineers, All Other
2,790
0.41% $131,060
61 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
2,670
0.40% $127,380
62 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
2,670
0.40% $56,510
63 Editors
2,660
0.39% $69,770
64 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
2,590
0.38% $89,930
65 Parking Lot Attendants
2,550
0.38% $19,560
66 Systems Software Developers
2,390
0.35% $96,340
67 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
2,340
0.35% $29,390
68 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
2,310
0.34% $20,790
69 Unknown
2,280
0.34% $63,980
70 Reporters and Correspondents
2,220
0.33% $66,680
71 Social and Human Service Assistants
2,190
0.32% $36,660
72 Other Physicians and Surgeons
2,160
0.32% $172,640
73 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
2,140
0.32% $62,560
74 Architectural and Engineering Managers
2,070
0.31% $138,130
75 Other Sales Representatives
2,060
0.31% $59,500
76 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
2,050
0.30% $79,020
77 Postsecondary Education Administrators
1,990
0.29% $84,410
78 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
1,960
0.29% $58,340
79 Carpenters
1,950
0.29% $47,410
80 Budget Analysts
1,910
0.28% $92,920
81 Administrative Services Managers
1,910
0.28% $95,980
82 Protective Service Workers, All Other
1,800
0.27% $34,970
83 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
1,790
0.27% $42,800
84 Medical and Health Services Managers
1,790
0.27% $117,230
85 Fast Food Cooks
1,780
0.26% $18,840
86 Instructional Coordinators
1,780
0.26% $78,140
87 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
1,710
0.25% $28,520
88 Purchasing Managers
1,670
0.25% $129,160
89 Producers and Directors
1,630
0.24% $85,700
90 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
1,570
0.23% $107,900
91 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
1,500
0.22% $51,320
92 Chefs and Head Cooks
1,490
0.22% $58,840
93 Childcare Workers
1,480
0.22% $24,990
94 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
1,480
0.22% $57,890
95 Mental Health Counselors
1,470
0.22% $38,290
96 Computer Programmers
1,470
0.22% $88,400
97 Fundraisers
1,440
0.21% $67,110
98 Marketing Managers
1,430
0.21% $141,980
99 Medical Secretaries
1,420
0.21% $35,730
100 Human Resources Managers
1,420
0.21% $141,660
101 Food Service Managers
1,410
0.21% $57,990
102 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
1,340
0.20% $54,620
103 Operations Research Analysts
1,340
0.20% $104,950
104 Other Legal Support Workers
1,330
0.20% $59,030
105 Property, Real Estate Managers
1,310
0.19% $78,710
106 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
1,290
0.19% $60,940
107 Graphic Designers
1,270
0.19% $70,540
108 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
1,260
0.19% $40,910
109 Writers and Authors
1,250
0.19% $88,230
110 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
1,240
0.18% $93,870
111 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
1,240
0.18% $30,200
112 Web Developers
1,240
0.18% $78,020
113 Training and Development Specialists
1,230
0.18% $73,140
114 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
1,220
0.18% $54,140
115 Librarians
1,220
0.18% $78,140
116 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
1,210
0.18% $68,680
117 Postsecondary Law Teachers
1,210
0.18% $95,060
118 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
1,200
0.18% $21,950
119 Statisticians
1,200
0.18% $102,650
120 Medical Assistants
1,180
0.17% $39,340
121 Logisticians
1,160
0.17% $98,200
122 Computer Network Architects
1,140
0.17% $107,650
123 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
1,130
0.17% $34,300
124 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
1,130
0.17% $36,420
125 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators (Except Postal Service)
1,120
0.17% $42,420
126 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
1,110
0.16% $40,950
127 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
1,110
0.16% $87,210
128 Social and Community Service Managers
1,110
0.16% $78,330
129 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
1,100
0.16% $113,420
130 Other Artists and Related Workers
1,100
0.16% $88,230
131 Computer Hardware Engineers
1,100
0.16% $112,660
132 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
1,050
0.16% $32,570
133 Civil Engineers
1,050
0.16% $90,020
134 Computer Network Support Specialists
1,050
0.16% $81,260
135 Correctional Officers and Jailers
1,030
0.15% $48,980
136 General Internists
1,000
0.15% $58,470
137 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
980
0.15% $48,300
138 Concierges
980
0.15% $31,950
139 Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
980
0.15% $49,630
140 Sales Managers
980
0.15% $113,210
141 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
970
0.14% $73,130
142 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
970
0.14% $34,070
143 Natural Sciences Managers
970
0.14% $131,040
144 Database Administrators
960
0.14% $93,500
145 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
960
0.14% $86,900
146 Electricians
940
0.14% $60,870
147 Office Machine Operators (Except Computer)
940
0.14% $35,900
148 Family and General Practitioners
940
0.14% $183,630
149 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
930
0.14% $57,300
150 Postal Service Mail Carriers
920
0.14% $57,210
151 Residential Advisors
890
0.13% $28,320
152 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
890
0.13% $22,390
153 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
890
0.13% $105,820
154 Rehabilitation Counselors
890
0.13% $30,490
155 Personal Financial Advisors
890
0.13% $76,360
156 Health Educators
870
0.13% $81,430
157 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
860
0.13% $43,050
158 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
850
0.13% $67,550
159 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
840
0.12% $83,960
160 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
830
0.12% $70,060
161 Tellers
810
0.12% $29,080
162 Other Education Administrators
810
0.12% $98,910
163 Technical Writers
800
0.12% $80,560
164 Billing and Posting Clerks
760
0.11% $46,040
165 Physical Therapists
760
0.11% $81,560
166 Real Estate Sales Agents
750
0.11% $50,640
167 Pharmacists
750
0.11% $114,790
168 Library Technicians
720
0.11% $44,890
169 Pharmacy Technicians
710
0.11% $33,960
170 File Clerks
690
0.10% $42,220
171 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
690
0.10% $54,290
172 Information Security Analysts
690
0.10% $104,930
173 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
690
0.10% $74,860
174 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
680
0.10% $45,740
175 Baggage Porters and Bellhops
680
0.10% $27,780
176 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
680
0.10% $55,800
177 Mechanical Engineers
680
0.10% $93,490
178 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
670
0.10% $34,760
179 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
670
0.10% $116,910
180 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
660
0.10% $64,250
181 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
660
0.10% $34,000
182 Postsecondary Business Teachers
660
0.10% $81,650
183 Printing Press Operators
650
0.10% $87,180
184 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
650
0.10% $45,260
185 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
650
0.10% $54,520
186 Interior Designers
650
0.10% $66,450
187 Construction Managers
640
0.09% $96,670
188 Community Health Workers
630
0.09% $60,580
189 Occupational Therapists
610
0.09% $84,210
190 Other Physical Scientists
610
0.09% $127,520
191 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
590
0.09% $70,560
192 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
590
0.09% $33,410
193 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
590
0.09% $50,950
194 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
580
0.09% $54,790
195 Counter and Rental Clerks
580
0.09% $27,000
196 Survey Researchers
580
0.09% $74,990
197 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
570
0.08% $47,650
198 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
570
0.08% $39,700
199 Nurse Practitioners
570
0.08% $96,610
200 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
560
0.08% $60,870

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