Table 3-7
Employment distribution and average earnings of workers in NAICS 4-digit industries, by proportion of employment in S&E occupations: 2007
 
        Average annual worker salary ($)
Workers in S&E occupations (%) All
occupations
S&E
occupations
  Non-S&E
occupations
S&E
occupations
 
>40 2,456,900 1,150,410   71,550 81,093
20–40 3,533,150 952,320   54,039 80,230
10–20 10,558,950 1,444,490   56,319 74,833
4.2–10 12,158,410 880,540   47,237 68,179
<4.2 (below national average) 105,112,220 988,950   36,146 64,961
 

NAICS = North American Industry Classification System

NOTE: NAICS has hierarchal structure that uses 2 to 4 digits; 4-digit NAICS industries are subsets of 3-digit industries, which are subsets of 2-digit sectors.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (May 2007).

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