Here’s how much the 15 most popular jobs in the US pay

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 138 million people are employed in the US.

We recently sifted through the BLS’s Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey to see the breakdown of the jobs these people hold – and how much they make.

The survey, which reflects May 2015 salary and employment data gathered from more than 1 million businesses, shows that “retail salesperson” is the most common gig in America. This type of worker earns $26,340 a year, on average.

Keep scrolling to see how much the other most popular jobs in America pay:


15. First-line supervisor of office and administrative support workers

Number of people with this job in the US: 1,424,450

Average annual pay: $56,170


14. Bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing clerk

Number of people with this job in the US: 1,580,220

Average annual pay: $38,990


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13. Heavy or tractor-trailer truck driver

Number of people with this job in the US: 1,678,280

Average annual pay: $42,500


12. Stock clerk or order filler

Number of people with this job in the US: 1,934,060

Average annual pay: $25,940


11. General or operations manager

Number of people with this job in the US: 2,145,140

Average annual pay: $119,560


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10. Janitor or cleaner (excluding maids and housekeepers)

Number of people with this job in the US: 2,146,880

Average annual pay: $26,180


9. Secretary or administrative assistant (except legal, medical, and executive)

Number of people with this job in the US: 2,281,120

Average annual pay: $35,200


8. Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers

Number of people with this job in the US: 2,487,680

Average annual pay: $27,840


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7. Waiter or waitress

Number of people with this job in the US: 2,505,630

Average annual pay: $23,020


6. Customer service representative

Number of people with this job in the US: 2,595,990

Average annual pay: $34,560


5. Registered nurse

Number of people with this job in the US: 2,745,910

Average annual pay: $71,000


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4. Office clerk

Number of people with this job in the US: 2,944,420

Average annual pay: $31,890


3. Combined food preparation and serving workers (including fast food)

Number of people with this job in the US: 3,216,460

Average annual pay: $19,710


2. Cashier

Number of people with this job in the US: 3,478,420

Average annual pay: $20,990


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1. Retail salesperson

Number of people with this job in the US: 4,612,510

Average annual pay: $26,340