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Top 200 Popular Jobs in New York

What professions have the highest employment in New York? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in New York. We note that the total employment in New York is 8,810,950. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 310,540 people (3.52 percent of the total employment in New York). The second most common job is the office clerk, general profession which employs 207,560 people (2.36 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in New York is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in New York

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
8,810,950
100.00% $40,870
2 Retail Salespersons
310,540
3.52% $21,470
3 Office Clerks, General
207,560
2.36% $29,340
4 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
194,820
2.21% $27,950
5 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
193,460
2.20% $37,320
6 Cashiers
191,470
2.17% $19,050
7 Registered Nurses
169,560
1.92% $75,910
8 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
157,570
1.79% $18,600
9 Waiters and Waitresses
151,270
1.72% $19,300
10 Customer Service Representatives
150,070
1.70% $35,440
11 Home Health Aides
146,550
1.66% $21,580
12 General and Operations Managers
146,050
1.66% $119,120
13 Personal Care Aides
142,220
1.61% $22,830
14 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
122,360
1.39% $21,860
15 Teacher Assistants
118,970
1.35% $26,510
16 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
114,770
1.30% $39,530
17 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
114,490
1.30% $59,030
18 Security Guards
105,290
1.19% $30,000
19 Nursing Assistants
101,030
1.15% $33,010
20 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
98,770
1.12% $25,820
21 Accountants and Auditors
97,620
1.11% $78,040
22 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
95,800
1.09% $41,460
23 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
91,380
1.04% $61,600
24 Receptionists and Information Clerks
87,070
0.99% $28,980
25 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
74,700
0.85% $66,370
26 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
73,280
0.83% $73,380
27 Lawyers
71,150
0.81% $135,790
28 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
67,320
0.76% $74,300
29 Restaurant Cooks
62,930
0.71% $24,580
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
61,830
0.70% $43,470
31 Food Preparation Workers
58,790
0.67% $21,710
32 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
56,830
0.64% $139,140
33 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
54,190
0.62% $43,360
34 Construction Laborers
53,450
0.61% $38,350
35 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
52,910
0.60% $27,290
36 Other Sales Representatives
52,260
0.59% $60,880
37 Childcare Workers
50,640
0.57% $25,100
38 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
50,060
0.57% $78,930
39 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
49,680
0.56% $36,240
40 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
47,990
0.54% $33,320
41 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
47,550
0.54% $45,040
42 Substitute Teachers
47,490
0.54% $30,910
43 Carpenters
46,400
0.53% $51,290
44 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
44,550
0.51% $28,960
45 Applications Software Developers
44,050
0.50% $101,760
46 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
43,620
0.50% $32,360
47 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
43,550
0.49% $69,220
48 Bartenders
41,760
0.47% $19,140
49 Management Analysts
41,140
0.47% $87,720
50 Other Physicians and Surgeons
40,180
0.46% $161,500
51 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
39,220
0.45% $72,890
52 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
38,110
0.43% $31,340
53 Financial Managers
37,940
0.43% $162,210
54 Financial Analysts
37,340
0.42% $96,180
55 Electricians
36,810
0.42% $64,850
56 Computer User Support Specialists
36,230
0.41% $52,050
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
36,050
0.41% $36,090
58 Dishwashers
34,990
0.40% $18,970
59 Team Assemblers
34,630
0.39% $27,420
60 Computer Systems Analysts
33,680
0.38% $86,700
61 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
33,550
0.38% $18,850
62 Correctional Officers and Jailers
32,760
0.37% $63,590
63 Billing and Posting Clerks
31,660
0.36% $37,110
64 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
31,210
0.35% $34,000
65 Tellers
30,250
0.34% $27,680
66 Social and Human Service Assistants
30,180
0.34% $34,350
67 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
29,840
0.34% $43,600
68 Human Resources Specialists
29,000
0.33% $63,550
69 Packers and Packagers
28,360
0.32% $21,670
70 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
28,060
0.32% $19,090
71 Medical and Health Services Managers
27,840
0.32% $108,550
72 Personal Financial Advisors
26,820
0.30% $113,640
73 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
25,070
0.28% $60,110
74 Computer and Information Systems Managers
25,020
0.28% $144,580
75 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
24,980
0.28% $66,860
76 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
24,920
0.28% $71,270
77 Recreation Workers
24,670
0.28% $24,440
78 Public Relations Specialists
24,540
0.28% $59,900
79 Advertising Sales Agents
24,190
0.27% $67,970
80 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
24,030
0.27% $21,390
81 Other Business Operations Specialists
23,790
0.27% $74,130
82 Medical Assistants
23,780
0.27% $32,780
83 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
23,180
0.26% $81,820
84 Insurance Sales Agents
22,940
0.26% $63,980
85 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
22,810
0.26% $104,430
86 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
22,690
0.26% $51,590
87 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
22,660
0.26% $51,520
88 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
21,540
0.24% $65,510
89 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
21,450
0.24% $76,110
90 Bill and Account Collectors
21,360
0.24% $36,560
91 Fast Food Cooks
21,310
0.24% $18,990
92 Driver/Sales Workers
20,920
0.24% $22,120
93 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
20,860
0.24% $65,400
94 Editors
20,500
0.23% $68,990
95 Postal Service Mail Carriers
20,440
0.23% $57,200
96 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
20,350
0.23% $36,360
97 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
20,180
0.23% $60,970
98 Computer Programmers
20,020
0.23% $80,340
99 Producers and Directors
19,980
0.23% $95,120
100 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
19,690
0.22% $36,200
101 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
19,510
0.22% $49,920
102 Counter and Rental Clerks
19,230
0.22% $24,620
103 Administrative Services Managers
19,220
0.22% $107,960
104 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
19,000
0.22% $73,370
105 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
18,900
0.21% $53,170
106 Pharmacists
18,870
0.21% $118,770
107 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
18,700
0.21% $25,620
108 Dental Assistants
18,700
0.21% $34,690
109 Chief Executives
18,570
0.21% n/a
110 Graphic Designers
18,460
0.21% $55,790
111 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
18,420
0.21% $20,250
112 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
18,140
0.21% $112,370
113 Sales Managers
18,060
0.20% $167,240
114 Compliance Officers
17,850
0.20% $71,300
115 Legal Secretaries
17,270
0.20% $54,860
116 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
17,010
0.19% $29,740
117 Pharmacy Technicians
16,580
0.19% $30,770
118 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
16,490
0.19% $30,120
119 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
16,360
0.19% $98,580
120 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
16,300
0.18% $22,350
121 Systems Software Developers
16,300
0.18% $98,970
122 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
16,240
0.18% $61,950
123 Training and Development Specialists
15,820
0.18% $61,360
124 All Other Managers
15,790
0.18% $110,100
125 Manicurists and Pedicurists
15,710
0.18% $18,440
126 Word Processors and Typists
15,680
0.18% $36,490
127 Unknown
15,450
0.18% $46,920
128 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
15,410
0.17% $37,300
129 Parking Lot Attendants
15,350
0.17% $20,760
130 Physical Therapists
15,310
0.17% $80,390
131 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
15,210
0.17% $34,960
132 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15,170
0.17% $19,380
133 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
14,900
0.17% $49,350
134 Data Entry Keyers
14,420
0.16% $31,390
135 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
14,300
0.16% $50,020
136 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
14,290
0.16% $27,450
137 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
14,270
0.16% $69,640
138 Highway Maintenance Workers
14,230
0.16% $40,580
139 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
14,010
0.16% $38,510
140 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
13,750
0.16% $34,570
141 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
13,740
0.16% $20,000
142 Machinists
13,670
0.16% $41,450
143 Civil Engineers
13,620
0.15% $85,110
144 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
13,490
0.15% $81,450
145 Protective Service Workers, All Other
13,290
0.15% $26,700
146 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
13,280
0.15% $82,260
147 Radiologic Technologists
13,190
0.15% $66,250
148 Construction Managers
13,170
0.15% $102,370
149 Loan Officers
13,140
0.15% $78,880
150 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
12,990
0.15% $62,640
151 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
12,950
0.15% $51,390
152 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
12,610
0.14% $46,370
153 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
12,470
0.14% $42,940
154 Sewing Machine Operators
12,430
0.14% $19,730
155 Marketing Managers
12,390
0.14% $166,660
156 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
12,360
0.14% $51,300
157 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
12,340
0.14% $105,450
158 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
12,200
0.14% $32,930
159 Firefighters
12,140
0.14% $80,150
160 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
12,060
0.14% $38,200
161 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
11,700
0.13% $64,040
162 Coaches and Scouts
11,640
0.13% $35,760
163 Middle School Special Education Teachers
11,600
0.13% $71,040
164 Healthcare Social Workers
11,540
0.13% $57,580
165 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
11,510
0.13% $55,000
166 Medical Secretaries
11,480
0.13% $36,680
167 Librarians
11,160
0.13% $62,310
168 Chefs and Head Cooks
11,140
0.13% $47,790
169 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
11,130
0.13% $83,830
170 Electrical Engineers
11,110
0.13% $93,220
171 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
11,070
0.13% $76,020
172 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
10,880
0.12% $44,450
173 File Clerks
10,810
0.12% $26,420
174 Helpers--Production Workers
10,800
0.12% $22,970
175 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
10,770
0.12% $50,160
176 Social and Community Service Managers
10,640
0.12% $79,720
177 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
10,600
0.12% $81,730
178 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
10,480
0.12% $50,050
179 Physician Assistants
10,410
0.12% $99,590
180 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
10,400
0.12% $22,190
181 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
10,400
0.12% $91,380
182 Flight Attendants
10,380
0.12% $39,210
183 Nurse Practitioners
10,310
0.12% $104,110
184 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
10,280
0.12% $67,680
185 Mechanical Engineers
10,250
0.12% $81,010
186 Crossing Guards
10,210
0.12% $31,760
187 Postsecondary Education Administrators
10,090
0.11% $100,650
188 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
10,060
0.11% $53,680
189 Cost Estimators
10,010
0.11% $67,210
190 Other Postsecondary Teachers
9,970
0.11% $70,550
191 Dental Hygienists
9,960
0.11% $68,450
192 Speech-Language Pathologists
9,950
0.11% $77,930
193 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
9,850
0.11% $40,490
194 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
9,790
0.11% $42,450
195 Brokerage Clerks
9,630
0.11% $57,630
196 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
9,600
0.11% $64,740
197 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
9,550
0.11% $29,310
198 Human Resources Managers
9,510
0.11% $118,400
199 Other Social Workers
9,500
0.11% $58,840
200 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
9,420
0.11% $23,910

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