Occupational Employment & Wage Estimates

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The US Federal Government provides the Bureaus of Labor Statistics online - a tremendous resource when researching the labor costs associated with your business.

The links below will take you directly to the associted fields, where you can see median wages. Drilling down into the data (clicking the name on the Bureaus of Labor Statistics site) will then show you additional information about employment in that industry.

Labor costs are typically one of the largest expenses a company faces - ensuring that you get the most accurate data will help you control this cost by accurately compensating your staff.

Keep in mind adjustments for local cost of living and competition for employees - failure to pay sufficiently for the region in which you are operating will lead to high turnover which in turn will cause a cost for lost efficiency, added training, and additional recruiting expense.