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District of Columbia Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in District of Columbia Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in District of Columbia, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Geographers$73,46021047.1
2Industrial-organizational psychologists$76,05010047.1
3Political scientists$89,6803,74043.1
4Astronomers$112,35039039.9
5Sociologists$80,32066028.8
6Mathematicians$91,16052025.8
7Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters$43,41020024.2
8Historians$68,80049020.8
9Economists$96,1204,12020.7
10Barbers$21,81031011.4
11Automotive glass installers and repairers$32,33087011.3
12Museum technicians and conservators$54,5001,20010.6
13Social scientists and related workers$82,5905,07010.4
14Anthropologists and archeologists$51,02048010.4
15Law teachers, postsecondary$103,95097010.3
16Social science research assistants$38,8101,38010.2
17Statisticians$77,9302,7809.8
18Communications equipment operators$48,9401608.4
19Floor sanders and finishers$27,1501608.2
20Mechanical door repairers$34,3103308.1
21Marine engineers and naval architects$89,4905207.9
22Computer and information scientists, research$96,3702,5907.0
23Cartographers and photogrammetrists$69,4401,0407.0
24Air traffic controllers$126,4401,0306.9
25Parking enforcement workers$26,6905806.7
26Anthropology and archeology teachers, postsecondary$65,3502906.7
27All other information and record clerks$66,80032,6906.1
28Physical scientists$104,9201,6806.0
29Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers$126,1303,0105.9
30Nuclear engineers$105,9103205.8
31Aerospace engineers$103,3803,5905.8
32Physicists$107,0709805.6
33Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators(varies)2405.5
34Soil and plant scientists$82,0803305.5
35Bookbinders$55,7901205.5
36Engineering teachers, postsecondary$79,3201,0005.4
37Media and communication equipment workers$82,1201,2105.2
38Designers$61,5607805.2
39Survey researchers$31,9201,2405.1
40Social work teachers, postsecondary$64,0701705.0
41Political science teachers, postsecondary$63,8107005.0
42Management analysts$82,01041,3604.7
43Emergency management specialists$57,8504604.7
44Budget analysts$75,7604,3904.7
45Zoologists and wildlife biologists$80,5805504.5
46Shampooers$16,6801,1404.5
47Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and baggage porters$24,0509804.5
48Atmospheric and space scientists$90,2602304.5
49Obstetricians and gynecologists$127,3809104.4
50Computer software engineers, systems software$92,47023,9304.3
51Media and communication workers$67,5901,6504.2
52Physics teachers, postsecondary$72,6005004.1
53Anesthesiologists$147,7006004.1
54Biological scientists$93,1601,4504.1
55Airfield operations specialists$44,3801204.0
56Meeting and convention planners$51,3902,7004.0
57Animal trainers$31,8402504.0
58Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary$58,4102503.9
59Operations research analysts$81,6903,4103.9
60Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers$114,9807603.9
61Computer systems analysts$79,02037,7303.9
62Audiologists$67,9403403.9
63Law clerks$42,8202,4003.7
64Court reporters$43,6104003.6
65Natural sciences managers$106,4502,3203.6
66Economics teachers, postsecondary$70,1704503.5
67Residential advisors$24,3402,3503.4
68Psychologists$92,7002503.4
69Environmental engineers$75,7602,6903.3
70Vocational education teachers, middle school$66,3304103.3
71Lawyers$131,59034,1103.2
72Public relations specialists$78,02011,7803.2
73Pediatricians, general$109,3509203.2
74Detectives and criminal investigators$80,4904,1803.2
75Technical writers$63,6602,5903.1
76Network systems and data communications analysts$76,12011,0703.1
77Editors$55,9404,8402.8
78Conservation scientists$80,8603402.8
79Education administrators$91,9709602.8
80Reporters and correspondents$51,0401,9802.8
81Set and exhibit designers$56,4702402.8
82Computer software engineers, applications$82,71024,8702.7
83Curators$73,0902602.7
84Etchers and engravers$39,4201102.7
85Environmental scientists and specialists, including health$75,7303,3402.7
86Insulation workers, mechanical$41,1903702.7
87Network and computer systems administrators$75,02014,0002.7
88Market research analysts$77,8009,6302.6
89Embalmers$40,7501402.6
90Electronics engineers, except computer$88,1305,7302.6
91Tax preparers$30,6601,8302.6
92Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary$49,5703502.6
93Managers$110,17015,8602.5
94Business teachers, postsecondary$64,7202,2902.5
95Real estate sales agents$60,0106,0602.5
96History teachers, postsecondary$61,7505802.5
97Hydrologists$81,1402102.5
98Life scientists$70,8803402.5
99Statistical assistants$40,9205302.4
100Database administrators$74,2004,4502.4

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in District of Columbia

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in District of Columbia are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons70,250$23,4600.9
2Office clerks, general66,320$30,5101.2
3Cashiers50,670$18,7800.8
4Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners47,530$21,0801.2
5Management analysts41,360$82,0104.7
6Computer systems analysts37,730$79,0203.9
7Waiters and waitresses34,860$17,2900.8
8General and operations managers34,570$114,3701.1
9Lawyers34,110$131,5903.2
10Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food33,580$17,0100.8
11All other information and record clerks32,690$66,8006.1
12Business operations specialists30,870$79,1601.8
13Customer service representatives29,190$33,2700.7
14Accountants and auditors28,930$66,9901.4
15Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive28,160$37,8300.9
16Security guards27,610$26,6901.4
17First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers26,610$62,3701.0
18Registered nurses25,680$62,2000.6
19Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks25,560$37,0900.8
20Computer software engineers, applications24,870$82,7102.7
21Computer software engineers, systems software23,930$92,4704.3
22Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand23,790$24,0000.6
23Elementary school teachers, except special education23,680$57,6401.0
24Executive secretaries and administrative assistants20,160$44,1200.7
25Stock clerks and order fillers19,600$23,7100.7
26Receptionists and information clerks19,240$26,0101.0
27Maintenance and repair workers, general19,180$36,3400.8
28Computer support specialists19,160$48,6702.0
29Construction laborers18,460$27,1801.1
30First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers17,580$40,8000.9
31Managers15,860$110,1702.5
32Teacher assistants15,830$24,4500.8
33Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products15,640$58,7700.6
34Landscaping and groundskeeping workers15,170$22,9700.9
35Computer programmers15,130$69,1902.0
36Carpenters14,420$41,2600.9
37Police and sheriff's patrol officers14,130$51,5701.6
38Network and computer systems administrators14,000$75,0202.7
39Maids and housekeeping cleaners13,920$20,9800.9
40Truck drivers, light or delivery services13,610$28,1400.8
41Cooks, restaurant13,550$23,1900.9
42First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers12,480$59,7901.2
43Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants12,280$25,2700.5
44Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer11,800$36,5100.4
45Food preparation workers11,790$19,4800.7
46Public relations specialists11,780$78,0203.2
47Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education11,620$64,2100.7
48Computer and information systems managers11,540$113,9802.2
49Network systems and data communications analysts11,070$76,1203.1
50Electricians11,040$48,3901.0
51First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers10,610$32,9100.8
52Administrative services managers9,740$73,1902.1
53Sales representatives, services9,710$67,4001.2
54Market research analysts9,630$77,8002.6
55Automotive service technicians and mechanics9,500$43,7900.8
56Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products9,310$70,8501.9
57Financial managers9,160$102,5801.0
58Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers9,000$17,2001.2
59Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education8,780$56,4000.9
60Paralegals and legal assistants8,710$49,8302.1
61Tellers8,180$23,9600.8
62Legal secretaries8,020$53,9701.7
63Teachers and instructors7,880$39,0301.0
64Dishwashers7,710$17,1600.9
65Child care workers7,510$19,9000.8
66Bill and account collectors7,080$39,5300.9
67Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks6,940$29,3600.5
68Preschool teachers, except special education6,710$27,7201.1
69Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop6,590$18,1000.7
70Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses6,580$42,6900.5
71Packers and packagers, hand6,580$19,9100.4
72Billing and posting clerks and machine operators6,480$34,5000.7
73First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers6,380$63,7700.8
74Bus drivers, school6,300$29,9800.9
75Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters6,200$45,5200.8
76Driver/sales workers6,120$21,7200.9
77Real estate sales agents6,060$60,0102.5
78Training and development specialists5,990$62,5401.5
79Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists5,910$32,2200.9
80Counter and rental clerks5,860$23,4400.7
81Electronics engineers, except computer5,730$88,1302.6
82Cooks, fast food5,610$17,4800.5
83Financial analysts5,550$83,4001.6
84Postal service mail carriers5,390$45,5400.9
85Telemarketers5,380$28,5400.8
86Loan officers5,360$63,8500.9
87Bartenders5,360$21,3800.6
88Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop5,270$18,5500.8
89Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators5,160$38,6200.9
90Chief executives5,120$153,2700.9
91Data entry keyers5,100$28,5700.9
92Social scientists and related workers5,070$82,59010.4
93Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation5,070$66,8301.7
94Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products4,930$80,1900.7
95Engineering managers4,850$115,5701.4
96Editors4,840$55,9402.8
97Engineers4,820$100,9902.1
98First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers4,780$81,8600.9
99First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers4,700$33,9501.4
100Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers4,700$45,6701.1

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