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All Occupations Salary Information

The salary statistics of all occupations are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of all occupations within different industry sectors and in 50 states of the United States. The all occupations annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by BLS in May 2012 [1].

Table 1. All Occupations Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$86,810
75th Percentile Wage
$56,200
50th Percentile Wage
$34,750
25th Percentile Wage
$22,480
10th Percentile Wage
$18,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for all occupations. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) all occupations is $86,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,090. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 379% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. All Occupations Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of all occupations in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for all occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $63,900. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $19,090).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$63,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$59,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,140
Information
$53,180
Mining
$47,580
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,960
Finance and Insurance
$45,310
Educational Services
$43,880
Construction
$41,310
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,410
Wholesale Trade
$39,230
Manufacturing
$37,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$35,240
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$32,280
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,160
dministrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,500
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,690
Retail Trade
$22,740
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$19,550
Accommodation and Food Services
$19,090

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of All Occupations by States

From the above tables we note that not only all occupations salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of all occupations in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,990 to $61,960. The highest paying state for all occupations is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $61,960. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,990. For more salary information of all profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$61,960
Alaska
$43,510
Massachusetts
$43,420
Connecticut
$42,030
Maryland
$40,590
Washington
$40,500
New York
$39,910
New Jersey
$39,870
California
$38,770
Rhode Island
$37,360
Colorado
$37,100
Minnesota
$36,900
Wyoming
$36,740
Delaware
$36,710
Virginia
$36,630
Hawaii
$36,350
New Hampshire
$35,740
Oregon
$35,650
Illinois
$35,490
Pennsylvania
$34,900
Vermont
$34,540
Michigan
$34,370
North Dakota
$34,110
Arizona
$33,980
Wisconsin
$33,650
Ohio
$33,350
Nevada
$33,000
Maine
$32,950
Utah
$32,760
Texas
$32,350
Georgia
$32,190
Iowa
$31,880
North Carolina
$31,850
Indiana
$31,740
Missouri
$31,650
New Mexico
$31,430
Kansas
$31,330
Nebraska
$31,210
Louisiana
$31,050
Kentucky
$30,740
Florida
$30,620
Tennessee
$30,350
Idaho
$30,330
South Carolina
$30,210
Oklahoma
$30,200
Montana
$30,140
Alabama
$29,950
South Dakota
$29,090
Virgin Islands
$28,880
Arkansas
$28,690
West Virginia
$28,550
Mississippi
$27,820
Guam
$25,330
Puerto Rico
$19,990
See also: Highest paying cities for all occupations.