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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Massachusetts

What professions have the highest employment in Massachusetts? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Massachusetts. We note that the total employment in Massachusetts is 3,322,500. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 113,590 people (3.42 percent of the total employment in Massachusetts). The second most common job is the registered nurses profession which employs 79,910 people (2.41 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Massachusetts is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Massachusetts

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
3,322,500
100.00% $44,670
2 Retail Salespersons
113,590
3.42% $22,220
3 Registered Nurses
79,910
2.41% $81,380
4 Cashiers
68,350
2.06% $20,180
5 Office Clerks, General
62,030
1.87% $33,260
6 General and Operations Managers
61,240
1.84% $112,190
7 Waiters and Waitresses
58,060
1.75% $23,180
8 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
53,630
1.61% $30,120
9 Customer Service Representatives
53,580
1.61% $37,870
10 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
49,090
1.48% $19,190
11 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
45,310
1.36% $41,920
12 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
45,090
1.36% $23,740
13 Nursing Assistants
40,740
1.23% $29,170
14 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
38,870
1.17% $42,190
15 Accountants and Auditors
36,340
1.09% $73,330
16 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
35,820
1.08% $57,020
17 Teacher Assistants
35,070
1.06% $28,350
18 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
32,790
0.99% $27,530
19 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
28,470
0.86% $43,000
20 Personal Care Aides
26,930
0.81% $25,720
21 Systems Software Developers
26,920
0.81% $114,690
22 Applications Software Developers
26,900
0.81% $104,460
23 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
26,770
0.81% $69,810
24 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
26,680
0.80% $66,920
25 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
26,670
0.80% $54,800
26 Restaurant Cooks
24,240
0.73% $27,500
27 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
24,000
0.72% $70,290
28 Financial Managers
23,310
0.70% $114,520
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22,760
0.69% $45,520
30 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
22,430
0.68% $42,530
31 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21,890
0.66% $32,650
32 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
21,720
0.65% $33,820
33 Management Analysts
21,000
0.63% $88,500
34 Security Guards
20,970
0.63% $27,770
35 Home Health Aides
20,950
0.63% $26,750
36 Medical Secretaries
20,880
0.63% $38,290
37 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
20,140
0.61% $33,230
38 Food Preparation Workers
20,130
0.61% $22,570
39 Other Sales Representatives
19,990
0.60% $68,090
40 Receptionists and Information Clerks
19,380
0.58% $29,670
41 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
19,310
0.58% $24,000
42 Social and Human Service Assistants
17,790
0.54% $31,110
43 Bartenders
17,610
0.53% $19,820
44 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
17,610
0.53% $69,320
45 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
17,220
0.52% $66,070
46 Construction Laborers
17,210
0.52% $45,790
47 Lawyers
17,180
0.52% $124,780
48 Team Assemblers
16,910
0.51% $28,380
49 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
16,700
0.50% $60,620
50 Financial Analysts
16,640
0.50% $84,220
51 Computer User Support Specialists
16,490
0.50% $58,430
52 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
16,260
0.49% $34,810
53 Medical Assistants
16,100
0.48% $36,000
54 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
16,100
0.48% $53,640
55 Computer Systems Analysts
15,850
0.48% $85,180
56 Carpenters
15,550
0.47% $54,680
57 Computer and Information Systems Managers
15,160
0.46% $133,510
58 Dishwashers
14,880
0.45% $20,330
59 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
14,680
0.44% $84,180
60 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
14,470
0.44% $43,470
61 Electricians
14,310
0.43% $60,940
62 Packers and Packagers
13,610
0.41% $22,020
63 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
13,400
0.40% $32,430
64 Sales Managers
13,190
0.40% $130,670
65 Human Resources Specialists
13,140
0.40% $61,810
66 Administrative Services Managers
13,010
0.39% $90,670
67 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
12,560
0.38% $30,990
68 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
12,150
0.37% $61,450
69 Other Business Operations Specialists
12,110
0.36% $73,190
70 Childcare Workers
12,090
0.36% $25,050
71 Firefighters
11,890
0.36% $55,280
72 Healthcare Social Workers
11,090
0.33% $58,000
73 Tellers
10,950
0.33% $28,800
74 Billing and Posting Clerks
10,810
0.33% $38,770
75 Chief Executives
10,780
0.32% n/a
76 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
10,750
0.32% $28,490
77 Medical and Health Services Managers
10,600
0.32% $96,950
78 Helpers--Production Workers
10,090
0.30% $23,950
79 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
10,000
0.30% $87,000
80 Recreation Workers
9,980
0.30% $22,870
81 Postsecondary Education Administrators
9,950
0.30% $85,060
82 Other Physicians and Surgeons
9,900
0.30% $160,970
83 Substitute Teachers
9,800
0.29% $26,230
84 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
9,730
0.29% $81,390
85 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
9,730
0.29% $67,830
86 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
9,650
0.29% $65,480
87 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
9,510
0.29% $46,730
88 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
9,500
0.29% $20,730
89 Marketing Managers
9,470
0.29% $127,940
90 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
9,440
0.28% $22,390
91 Mechanical Engineers
9,330
0.28% $88,640
92 Counter and Rental Clerks
9,190
0.28% $28,480
93 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
9,120
0.27% $69,860
94 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
8,860
0.27% $72,400
95 Machinists
8,780
0.26% $47,170
96 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
8,770
0.26% $43,020
97 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
8,660
0.26% $47,080
98 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
8,570
0.26% $27,290
99 Computer Programmers
8,440
0.25% $85,870
100 Pharmacy Technicians
8,380
0.25% $30,900
101 Fast Food Cooks
8,260
0.25% $19,100
102 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
8,200
0.25% $117,610
103 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
8,130
0.24% $38,980
104 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
7,940
0.24% $25,300
105 Mental Health Counselors
7,900
0.24% $36,640
106 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
7,700
0.23% $55,130
107 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
7,680
0.23% $31,860
108 Postal Service Mail Carriers
7,630
0.23% $57,210
109 Electrical Engineers
7,630
0.23% $100,270
110 Driver/Sales Workers
7,390
0.22% $27,990
111 Physical Therapists
7,300
0.22% $82,540
112 Psychiatric Technicians
7,280
0.22% $37,350
113 Dental Assistants
7,200
0.22% $41,480
114 Industrial Engineers
7,150
0.22% $90,160
115 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
7,120
0.21% $43,500
116 Public Relations Specialists
7,000
0.21% $57,170
117 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
6,970
0.21% $49,480
118 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
6,910
0.21% $60,920
119 Pharmacists
6,880
0.21% $115,250
120 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
6,850
0.21% $37,140
121 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
6,830
0.21% $64,960
122 Insurance Sales Agents
6,820
0.21% $65,380
123 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
6,810
0.20% $98,450
124 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
6,700
0.20% $51,360
125 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
6,660
0.20% $37,900
126 Compliance Officers
6,650
0.20% $76,510
127 Bill and Account Collectors
6,510
0.20% $41,160
128 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
6,500
0.20% $22,140
129 Coaches and Scouts
6,500
0.20% $33,770
130 Social and Community Service Managers
6,500
0.20% $59,510
131 Architectural and Engineering Managers
6,440
0.19% $135,940
132 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
6,330
0.19% $68,220
133 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
6,320
0.19% $70,220
134 Personal Financial Advisors
6,250
0.19% $95,760
135 Correctional Officers and Jailers
6,200
0.19% $67,580
136 Civil Engineers
6,200
0.19% $79,050
137 Dental Hygienists
6,130
0.18% $83,410
138 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
5,930
0.18% $41,240
139 Training and Development Specialists
5,850
0.18% $68,110
140 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
5,840
0.18% $19,760
141 Food Service Managers
5,780
0.17% $51,960
142 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
5,740
0.17% $36,620
143 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
5,740
0.17% $86,240
144 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
5,710
0.17% $59,140
145 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
5,660
0.17% $22,190
146 Legal Secretaries
5,600
0.17% $48,300
147 All Other Managers
5,600
0.17% $110,320
148 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
5,560
0.17% $38,970
149 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
5,550
0.17% $61,610
150 Rehabilitation Counselors
5,500
0.17% $33,690
151 Loan Officers
5,430
0.16% $75,460
152 Cost Estimators
5,410
0.16% $65,950
153 Construction Managers
5,340
0.16% $98,770
154 Short Order Cooks
5,170
0.16% $25,640
155 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
5,170
0.16% $42,730
156 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
5,140
0.15% $41,500
157 Nurse Practitioners
5,080
0.15% $103,070
158 Graphic Designers
5,000
0.15% $52,070
159 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
5,000
0.15% $102,230
160 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
4,880
0.15% $74,070
161 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
4,740
0.14% $45,070
162 Librarians
4,690
0.14% $64,820
163 Other Computer Occupations
4,690
0.14% $92,400
164 Radiologic Technologists
4,680
0.14% $69,410
165 Biological Technicians
4,670
0.14% $44,620
166 Residential Advisors
4,660
0.14% $29,270
167 Occupational Therapists
4,490
0.14% $80,420
168 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
4,470
0.13% $43,890
169 Industrial Production Managers
4,460
0.13% $102,600
170 Computer Network Architects
4,390
0.13% $113,970
171 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
4,290
0.13% $107,150
172 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
4,260
0.13% $62,490
173 Property, Real Estate Managers
4,240
0.13% $72,310
174 Human Resources Managers
4,220
0.13% $110,100
175 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
4,200
0.13% $86,340
176 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
4,060
0.12% $75,020
177 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
3,970
0.12% $46,650
178 Middle School Special Education Teachers
3,970
0.12% $65,400
179 Web Developers
3,960
0.12% $74,080
180 Insurance Underwriters
3,960
0.12% $70,000
181 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
3,950
0.12% $21,760
182 Unknown
3,940
0.12% $44,550
183 Chefs and Head Cooks
3,890
0.12% $51,290
184 Manicurists and Pedicurists
3,880
0.12% $22,010
185 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
3,830
0.12% $39,320
186 Printing Press Operators
3,760
0.11% $39,830
187 Bakers
3,730
0.11% $26,260
188 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
3,730
0.11% $44,330
189 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
3,730
0.11% $64,610
190 Database Administrators
3,730
0.11% $79,560
191 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
3,720
0.11% $53,500
192 Telemarketers
3,690
0.11% $27,710
193 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
3,670
0.11% $24,800
194 Editors
3,670
0.11% $62,700
195 Speech-Language Pathologists
3,660
0.11% $76,910
196 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
3,600
0.11% $31,220
197 Computer Hardware Engineers
3,600
0.11% $114,070
198 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
3,570
0.11% $39,040
199 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
3,550
0.11% $39,630
200 General Dentists
3,520
0.11% $151,220

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