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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Puerto Rico

What professions have the highest employment in Puerto Rico? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Puerto Rico. We note that the total employment in Puerto Rico is 902,930. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 42,840 people (4.74 percent of the total employment in Puerto Rico). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 30,810 people (3.41 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Puerto Rico is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Puerto Rico

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
902,930
100.00% $19,590
2 Retail Salespersons
42,840
4.74% $17,930
3 Cashiers
30,810
3.41% $17,670
4 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
29,630
3.28% $17,740
5 Security Guards
27,050
3.00% $17,630
6 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
24,540
2.72% $18,850
7 Office Clerks, General
22,800
2.53% $18,680
8 Registered Nurses
17,740
1.96% $31,480
9 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
16,630
1.84% $18,050
10 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
16,320
1.81% $17,680
11 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
15,150
1.68% $34,880
12 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
14,650
1.62% $30,650
13 Customer Service Representatives
13,890
1.54% $19,520
14 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
12,470
1.38% $18,560
15 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
12,120
1.34% $25,460
16 Food Preparation Workers
11,890
1.32% $18,220
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
10,710
1.19% $17,470
18 Waiters and Waitresses
9,930
1.10% $17,500
19 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
9,830
1.09% $34,150
20 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
9,810
1.09% $27,680
21 Accountants and Auditors
9,440
1.05% $32,120
22 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
8,100
0.90% $18,230
23 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
7,860
0.87% $17,880
24 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
7,750
0.86% $20,740
25 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
7,530
0.83% $22,730
26 Construction Laborers
7,440
0.82% $17,790
27 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
7,310
0.81% $19,630
28 All Other Managers
7,260
0.80% $55,520
29 Other Business Operations Specialists
6,830
0.76% $30,080
30 Unknown
6,670
0.74% $28,510
31 Teacher Assistants
6,610
0.73% $18,320
32 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
6,500
0.72% $19,210
33 General and Operations Managers
6,030
0.67% $63,360
34 Team Assemblers
5,820
0.64% $18,600
35 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
5,570
0.62% $19,220
36 Social and Human Service Assistants
5,400
0.60% $21,910
37 Restaurant Cooks
5,370
0.59% $18,150
38 Personal Care Aides
5,360
0.59% $17,360
39 Correctional Officers and Jailers
5,080
0.56% $26,200
40 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
4,940
0.55% $17,400
41 Highway Maintenance Workers
4,850
0.54% $17,660
42 Sewing Machine Operators
4,830
0.53% $17,640
43 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
4,780
0.53% $20,050
44 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
4,680
0.52% $18,320
45 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
4,410
0.49% $34,850
46 Medical Secretaries
4,360
0.48% $18,430
47 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
4,310
0.48% $17,830
48 Other Production Workers
4,300
0.48% $19,900
49 Billing and Posting Clerks
4,270
0.47% $19,180
50 Word Processors and Typists
4,120
0.46% $23,030
51 Pharmacy Technicians
4,070
0.45% $20,580
52 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
4,030
0.45% $17,910
53 Receptionists and Information Clerks
3,810
0.42% $18,090
54 Legal Secretaries
3,730
0.41% $25,190
55 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
3,700
0.41% $22,420
56 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
3,530
0.39% $30,470
57 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
3,500
0.39% $31,330
58 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
3,470
0.38% $27,490
59 Compliance Officers
3,400
0.38% $38,630
60 Financial Managers
3,380
0.37% $64,480
61 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
3,350
0.37% $18,440
62 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
3,330
0.37% $18,300
63 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
3,320
0.37% $17,820
64 Packers and Packagers
3,240
0.36% $17,700
65 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
3,070
0.34% $18,680
66 Tellers
3,020
0.33% $18,070
67 Lawyers
2,960
0.33% $60,250
68 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
2,950
0.33% $22,840
69 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
2,940
0.33% $18,630
70 Computer User Support Specialists
2,900
0.32% $27,840
71 Driver/Sales Workers
2,890
0.32% $18,440
72 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
2,830
0.31% $29,610
73 Data Entry Keyers
2,750
0.30% $18,940
74 Carpenters
2,710
0.30% $18,300
75 Other Postsecondary Teachers
2,660
0.29% $54,500
76 Industrial Engineers
2,620
0.29% $69,080
77 Couriers and Messengers
2,570
0.28% $18,790
78 Other Sales Representatives
2,570
0.28% $22,930
79 Administrative Services Managers
2,450
0.27% $47,710
80 Insurance Sales Agents
2,440
0.27% $30,360
81 Human Resources Specialists
2,420
0.27% $31,690
82 Bill and Account Collectors
2,410
0.27% $20,140
83 Chief Executives
2,390
0.26% $94,590
84 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
2,360
0.26% $37,220
85 Pharmacy Aides
2,280
0.25% $19,480
86 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,250
0.25% $24,690
87 Dental Assistants
2,200
0.24% $17,740
88 Home Health Aides
2,150
0.24% $17,480
89 Pharmacists
2,090
0.23% $86,760
90 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
2,090
0.23% $45,480
91 Dishwashers
2,070
0.23% $17,710
92 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
2,070
0.23% $31,330
93 Butchers and Meat Cutters
2,050
0.23% $18,400
94 Parts Salespersons
1,970
0.22% $18,420
95 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
1,960
0.22% $18,780
96 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
1,940
0.21% $19,650
97 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
1,930
0.21% $19,380
98 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
1,910
0.21% $28,120
99 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
1,890
0.21% $34,140
100 Civil Engineers
1,870
0.21% $49,750
101 Sales Managers
1,850
0.20% $68,280
102 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
1,830
0.20% $19,100
103 Parking Lot Attendants
1,820
0.20% $17,720
104 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
1,790
0.20% $17,850
105 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
1,730
0.19% $42,990
106 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,720
0.19% $21,550
107 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
1,690
0.19% $28,480
108 Bartenders
1,680
0.19% $17,700
109 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
1,650
0.18% $34,510
110 Childcare Workers
1,610
0.18% $17,490
111 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
1,580
0.17% $33,360
112 Bakers
1,570
0.17% $17,960
113 Electricians Helpers
1,570
0.17% $18,210
114 Nurse Practitioners
1,570
0.17% $21,150
115 Firefighters
1,560
0.17% $23,780
116 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
1,560
0.17% $34,920
117 Electricians
1,550
0.17% $23,260
118 Counter and Rental Clerks
1,540
0.17% $18,490
119 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
1,540
0.17% $48,150
120 Librarians
1,530
0.17% $34,540
121 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
1,510
0.17% $22,920
122 Telemarketers
1,510
0.17% $18,030
123 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
1,500
0.17% $17,680
124 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
1,500
0.17% $26,870
125 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
1,500
0.17% $22,950
126 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
1,500
0.17% $36,040
127 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
1,470
0.16% $19,110
128 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
1,470
0.16% $17,560
129 Chemists
1,460
0.16% $54,290
130 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
1,460
0.16% $38,140
131 Helpers--Production Workers
1,440
0.16% $18,650
132 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
1,440
0.16% $17,960
133 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
1,430
0.16% $18,410
134 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
1,400
0.16% $19,220
135 Loan Officers
1,400
0.16% $30,460
136 Radiologic Technologists
1,390
0.15% $23,510
137 Postsecondary Education Administrators
1,380
0.15% $46,880
138 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
1,370
0.15% $22,930
139 Industrial Engineering Technicians
1,360
0.15% $37,940
140 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
1,350
0.15% $21,700
141 All Other Special Education Teachers
1,320
0.15% $28,830
142 Recreation Workers
1,310
0.15% $17,820
143 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
1,300
0.14% $21,650
144 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
1,270
0.14% $34,330
145 Computer Programmers
1,260
0.14% $42,890
146 Instructional Coordinators
1,250
0.14% $29,550
147 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
1,240
0.14% $21,290
148 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
1,230
0.14% $44,460
149 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
1,230
0.14% $22,180
150 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
1,230
0.14% $24,870
151 Financial Analysts
1,230
0.14% $47,830
152 Printing Press Operators
1,200
0.13% $23,390
153 Family and General Practitioners
1,200
0.13% $64,800
154 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
1,190
0.13% $21,180
155 Protective Service Workers, All Other
1,160
0.13% $25,060
156 Food Service Managers
1,140
0.13% $29,710
157 Food Batchmakers
1,130
0.13% $17,690
158 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
1,130
0.13% $18,800
159 Postsecondary Business Teachers
1,100
0.12% $48,100
160 Industrial Production Managers
1,090
0.12% $93,060
161 Other Social Workers
1,070
0.12% $27,610
162 Chemical Technicians
1,070
0.12% $30,130
163 Computer Systems Analysts
1,070
0.12% $45,040
164 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
1,060
0.12% $26,130
165 Postal Service Mail Carriers
1,060
0.12% $57,200
166 Human Resources Managers
1,020
0.11% $58,600
167 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
1,010
0.11% $29,720
168 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
1,000
0.11% $17,710
169 Machinists
1,000
0.11% $20,650
170 Other Physicians and Surgeons
990
0.11% $74,620
171 Medical and Health Services Managers
990
0.11% $59,170
172 Computer and Information Systems Managers
980
0.11% $68,880
173 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
960
0.11% $30,020
174 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
960
0.11% $18,830
175 Bailiffs
960
0.11% $30,250
176 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
950
0.11% $27,710
177 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
950
0.11% $21,250
178 Public Relations Specialists
950
0.11% $28,950
179 Mechanical Engineers
930
0.10% $47,340
180 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
920
0.10% $17,800
181 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
920
0.10% $19,050
182 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
910
0.10% $17,460
183 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
900
0.10% $41,090
184 Management Analysts
900
0.10% $45,810
185 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
890
0.10% $17,500
186 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
880
0.10% $21,930
187 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
880
0.10% $17,910
188 Architectural and Engineering Managers
880
0.10% $93,120
189 Surgical Technologists
870
0.10% $18,480
190 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
870
0.10% $18,840
191 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
860
0.10% $22,040
192 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
860
0.10% $17,820
193 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
850
0.09% $18,780
194 Graphic Designers
850
0.09% $25,600
195 Other Healthcare Support Workers
840
0.09% $21,420
196 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
830
0.09% $23,470
197 Nursing Assistants
810
0.09% $18,130
198 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
800
0.09% $22,060
199 Carpenters Helpers
790
0.09% $17,510
200 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
790
0.09% $22,680

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