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Careers with Largest Employment
These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2016 (for states) or 2018 (nationally). You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 808 occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation
2018
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
11
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
2,382,500
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
12
General and operations managers
2,376,400
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
13
Stock clerks and order fillers
2,056,600
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
14
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
1,958,800
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
15
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
1,707,700
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearSome college, no degree
16
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
1,557,500
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
17
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
1,548,300
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
18
Nursing assistants
1,513,200
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
19
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
1,494,400
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
20
Maintenance and repair workers, general
1,488,000
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent