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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Virginia

What professions have the highest employment in Virginia? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Virginia. We note that the total employment in Virginia is 3,648,490. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 127,740 people (3.50 percent of the total employment in Virginia). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 97,670 people (2.68 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Virginia is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Virginia

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
3,648,490
100.00% $37,550
2 Retail Salespersons
127,740
3.50% $20,860
3 Cashiers
97,670
2.68% $18,790
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
94,340
2.59% $18,160
5 Office Clerks, General
86,540
2.37% $29,600
6 Registered Nurses
62,700
1.72% $62,610
7 Waiters and Waitresses
61,400
1.68% $20,700
8 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
59,010
1.62% $21,130
9 Customer Service Representatives
57,100
1.57% $31,230
10 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
52,380
1.44% $23,060
11 General and Operations Managers
50,070
1.37% $116,350
12 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
47,810
1.31% $23,950
13 Management Analysts
45,220
1.24% $93,340
14 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
41,600
1.14% $36,860
15 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
41,470
1.14% $51,170
16 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
40,660
1.11% $33,810
17 Accountants and Auditors
39,290
1.08% $72,280
18 Applications Software Developers
36,840
1.01% $102,550
19 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
36,510
1.00% $37,630
20 Personal Care Aides
36,260
0.99% $18,530
21 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
36,040
0.99% $56,690
22 Nursing Assistants
35,690
0.98% $23,400
23 Security Guards
32,240
0.88% $27,230
24 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
32,180
0.88% $39,280
25 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
31,950
0.88% $36,770
26 Teacher Assistants
31,000
0.85% $23,680
27 Other Business Operations Specialists
30,790
0.84% $78,140
28 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
30,320
0.83% $56,990
29 Receptionists and Information Clerks
30,160
0.83% $26,910
30 Restaurant Cooks
29,740
0.82% $22,650
31 Substitute Teachers
27,220
0.75% $27,130
32 Computer Systems Analysts
27,130
0.74% $94,080
33 Systems Software Developers
26,310
0.72% $107,000
34 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
26,060
0.71% $24,010
35 Other Sales Representatives
25,940
0.71% $58,620
36 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
25,510
0.70% $19,730
37 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
24,720
0.68% $32,030
38 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
23,920
0.66% $57,780
39 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
21,300
0.58% $39,490
40 Computer User Support Specialists
20,540
0.56% $51,460
41 Construction Laborers
20,410
0.56% $28,000
42 Food Preparation Workers
20,010
0.55% $19,840
43 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
19,760
0.54% $87,280
44 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
19,220
0.53% $39,480
45 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
18,590
0.51% $29,820
46 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
18,270
0.50% $48,490
47 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
17,650
0.48% $58,110
48 Carpenters
17,420
0.48% $38,070
49 Human Resources Specialists
17,360
0.48% $64,670
50 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
17,200
0.47% $53,060
51 Lawyers
17,090
0.47% $117,800
52 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
16,860
0.46% $55,800
53 Electricians
16,750
0.46% $46,380
54 All Other Managers
16,430
0.45% $120,420
55 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
16,410
0.45% $63,370
56 Correctional Officers and Jailers
15,500
0.42% $35,870
57 Childcare Workers
14,920
0.41% $19,030
58 Computer and Information Systems Managers
14,050
0.39% $145,820
59 Team Assemblers
13,800
0.38% $25,640
60 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
13,320
0.37% $59,430
61 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
12,970
0.36% $63,580
62 Tellers
12,650
0.35% $27,950
63 Financial Managers
12,630
0.35% $128,830
64 Dishwashers
12,580
0.34% $18,570
65 Counter and Rental Clerks
12,270
0.34% $27,410
66 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
12,040
0.33% $71,740
67 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
11,870
0.33% $30,190
68 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
11,840
0.32% $18,090
69 Driver/Sales Workers
11,490
0.31% $22,610
70 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
11,430
0.31% $32,020
71 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
11,400
0.31% $29,230
72 Billing and Posting Clerks
11,230
0.31% $35,540
73 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
11,180
0.31% $18,440
74 Packers and Packagers
11,150
0.31% $19,550
75 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
11,060
0.30% $43,740
76 Other Computer Occupations
10,750
0.29% $98,920
77 Medical Assistants
10,680
0.29% $30,300
78 Information Security Analysts
10,270
0.28% $100,340
79 Recreation Workers
10,030
0.27% $23,670
80 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
9,960
0.27% $37,210
81 Training and Development Specialists
9,920
0.27% $63,400
82 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
9,760
0.27% $31,780
83 Home Health Aides
9,710
0.27% $21,090
84 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
9,650
0.26% $18,600
85 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
9,610
0.26% $45,720
86 Unknown
9,600
0.26% $46,350
87 Insurance Sales Agents
9,590
0.26% $43,350
88 Fast Food Cooks
9,500
0.26% $17,940
89 Bartenders
9,430
0.26% $28,140
90 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
9,190
0.25% $41,230
91 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
9,180
0.25% $49,470
92 Computer Network Architects
8,980
0.25% $110,970
93 Bill and Account Collectors
8,940
0.25% $33,630
94 Firefighters
8,910
0.24% $44,700
95 Computer Programmers
8,850
0.24% $86,800
96 Other Legal Support Workers
8,840
0.24% $96,280
97 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
8,660
0.24% $35,420
98 Pharmacy Technicians
8,610
0.24% $27,620
99 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
8,580
0.24% $49,070
100 Dental Assistants
8,530
0.23% $35,700
101 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
8,520
0.23% $90,370
102 Cost Estimators
8,470
0.23% $60,390
103 Financial Analysts
8,340
0.23% $85,830
104 Mechanical Engineers
8,210
0.23% $90,450
105 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
8,200
0.22% $20,870
106 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
8,100
0.22% $41,080
107 Mental Health Counselors
8,060
0.22% $43,150
108 Civil Engineers
8,060
0.22% $79,760
109 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
8,050
0.22% $46,520
110 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
8,050
0.22% $43,640
111 Coaches and Scouts
7,840
0.21% $30,630
112 Loan Officers
7,730
0.21% $64,640
113 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
7,680
0.21% $39,750
114 Postal Service Mail Carriers
7,620
0.21% $55,510
115 Public Relations Specialists
7,430
0.20% $62,700
116 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
7,360
0.20% $63,760
117 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
7,350
0.20% $20,230
118 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
7,300
0.20% $19,340
119 Real Estate Sales Agents
7,290
0.20% $46,080
120 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
7,230
0.20% $27,140
121 Compliance Officers
7,150
0.20% $65,170
122 Computer Network Support Specialists
7,030
0.19% $70,770
123 Pharmacists
7,020
0.19% $123,170
124 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
7,010
0.19% $24,280
125 Helpers--Production Workers
6,980
0.19% $25,050
126 Other Physicians and Surgeons
6,880
0.19% n/a
127 Electrical Engineers
6,770
0.19% $89,670
128 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
6,720
0.18% $54,920
129 Machinists
6,670
0.18% $43,000
130 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
6,660
0.18% $37,750
131 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
6,600
0.18% $82,060
132 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
6,570
0.18% $33,340
133 Medical and Health Services Managers
6,570
0.18% $92,520
134 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
6,490
0.18% $86,300
135 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
6,310
0.17% $34,940
136 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
6,280
0.17% $42,480
137 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
6,230
0.17% $35,760
138 Social and Human Service Assistants
6,090
0.17% $29,300
139 Logisticians
6,080
0.17% $81,000
140 Sales Managers
6,080
0.17% $133,890
141 Chief Executives
6,050
0.17% n/a
142 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
6,010
0.16% $18,330
143 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
6,000
0.16% $56,950
144 Medical Secretaries
5,970
0.16% $31,310
145 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
5,920
0.16% $34,650
146 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
5,890
0.16% $19,720
147 Graphic Designers
5,820
0.16% $50,320
148 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
5,660
0.16% $20,840
149 Operations Research Analysts
5,500
0.15% $101,930
150 Database Administrators
5,450
0.15% $91,410
151 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
5,410
0.15% $55,990
152 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
5,390
0.15% $22,460
153 Construction Managers
5,360
0.15% $93,330
154 Parts Salespersons
5,350
0.15% $29,650
155 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
5,260
0.14% $30,570
156 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
5,250
0.14% $63,790
157 Telemarketers
5,150
0.14% $22,480
158 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
5,080
0.14% $30,640
159 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
5,070
0.14% $18,860
160 Radiologic Technologists
5,060
0.14% $55,860
161 Data Entry Keyers
4,870
0.13% $30,450
162 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
4,870
0.13% $34,870
163 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
4,760
0.13% $61,340
164 Physical Therapists
4,730
0.13% $83,720
165 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
4,700
0.13% $63,640
166 Printing Press Operators
4,660
0.13% $34,250
167 Order Clerks
4,630
0.13% $26,730
168 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
4,600
0.13% $36,940
169 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
4,570
0.13% $55,640
170 Other Financial Specialists
4,540
0.12% $75,630
171 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
4,530
0.12% $65,650
172 Architectural and Engineering Managers
4,530
0.12% $138,150
173 Web Developers
4,500
0.12% $79,240
174 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
4,480
0.12% $105,470
175 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
4,460
0.12% $24,130
176 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
4,400
0.12% $38,280
177 Psychiatric Technicians
4,370
0.12% $26,200
178 Other Production Workers
4,360
0.12% $28,640
179 Personal Financial Advisors
4,360
0.12% $81,960
180 Highway Maintenance Workers
4,320
0.12% $35,340
181 Administrative Services Managers
4,320
0.12% $87,930
182 Librarians
4,310
0.12% $58,620
183 Dental Hygienists
4,290
0.12% $80,780
184 Sheet Metal Workers
4,230
0.12% $41,310
185 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
4,220
0.12% $55,420
186 Food Service Managers
4,210
0.12% $57,380
187 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
4,140
0.11% $35,430
188 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
4,130
0.11% $37,750
189 Industrial Engineers
4,020
0.11% $82,860
190 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
3,990
0.11% $61,190
191 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
3,980
0.11% $24,740
192 Marketing Managers
3,910
0.11% $146,010
193 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
3,880
0.11% $47,300
194 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
3,880
0.11% $29,570
195 Engineers, All Other
3,880
0.11% $109,710
196 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
3,850
0.11% $36,990
197 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
3,810
0.10% $35,720
198 Family and General Practitioners
3,780
0.10% $167,080
199 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
3,660
0.10% $40,700
200 Flight Attendants
3,640
0.10% $36,590

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