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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Personal Care and Service Occupations

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Personal Care and Service Occupations

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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Personal Care and Service Occupations

Here is some helpful information on the top five paying careers in the field of Personal Care and Service Occupations, according to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States.  

These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.  The estimates do not include self-employed workers. Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hour’s figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data. Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the following five jobs averaged the highest salaries in the field of Personal Care and Service Occupations. These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Gaming Supervisors $48,920

Supervise gaming operations and personnel in an assigned area. Circulate among tables and observe operations. Ensure that stations and games are covered for each shift. May explain and interpret operating rules of house to patrons. May plan and organize activities and create friendly atmosphere for guests in hotels/casinos. May adjust service complaints. Excludes Slot Key Persons.

Industries: 

Traveler Accommodation: $50,930
Local Government (OES Designation): $46,630
Gambling Industries: $48,910
Spectator Sports: $43,580
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries: $37,980

Top Paying: 

Traveler Accommodation: $50,930
Gambling Industries: $48,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $47,740
Local Government (OES Designation): $46,630
Spectator Sports: $43,580

 States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Nevada: $49,840
Mississippi: $45,350
New Mexico: $36,950
New Jersey: $57,240
Louisiana: $46,070

Top Paying:

Michigan: $59,920
New Jersey: $57,240
Illinois: $56,440
Indiana: $54,610
California: $51,090

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ: $57,250
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV: $50,810
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS: $48,190
Reno-Sparks, NV: $46,260
Lake Charles, LA: $47,060

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Gary, IN Metropolitan Division: $67,120
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division: $66,570
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ: $57,250
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA: $54,920
St. Louis, MO-IL: $54,150

Makeup Artists: Theatrical and Performance $45,010

Job duties include: Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.

Industries:
 
Motion Picture and Video Industries: $85,930
Performing Arts Companies: $56,570

Top Paying:

Motion Picture and Video Industries: $85,930
Performing Arts Companies: $56,570
Personal Care Services: $26,910
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: $23,370

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Nevada: $38,420
Illinois: $32,090
California: $72,290
Maryland: $24,010
Connecticut: $43,960

Top Paying:

California: $72,290
New York: $62,570
Connecticut: $43,960
Nevada: $38,420
Ohio: $37,440 

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers: 

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division: $83,260
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH: $46,560
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV: $39,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $67,160
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division: $35,130

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division: $83,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $67,160
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $62,560 
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH: $46,560
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV: $39,060

Flight Attendants $43,350

Provide personal services to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages.

Industries:

Scheduled Air Transportation: $43,290
Nonscheduled Air Transportation: $42,800
Support Activities for Air Transportation: $72,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $63,650

Top Paying:

Support Activities for Air Transportation: $72,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $63,650
Employment Services: $63,630
Scheduled Air Transportation: $43,290
Nonscheduled Air Transportation: $42,800

States with the Largest Number Workers:

Hawaii: $29,470
Arizona: $51,140
Illinois: $36,070
Texas: $46,910
Colorado: $28,360

 Top Paying:

Arizona: $51,140
Texas: $46,910
New York: $43,090
California: $39,750
Georgia: $39,220

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Honolulu, HI: $29,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ: $51,170
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC: $43,510
Salt Lake City, UT: $32,220

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ: $51,170
Columbus, OH: $46,530
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC: $43,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $43,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division: $40,610

Embalmers $41,180

Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements. 

Industries:

Death Care Services: $41,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $47,210

Top Paying:

Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $47,210
Death Care Services: $41,150

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Rhode Island: $49,380
Massachusetts: $58,270
Arkansas: $43,660
Mississippi : $32,740

Top Paying:

Massachusetts: $58,270
Connecticut: $53,180
Maryland: $51,310 
Rhode Island: $49,380
Virginia: $47,540

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH: $42,570
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL: $27,810
Ogden-Clearfield, UT: $43,660

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $57,210
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH: $54,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division: $53,560
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $52,290
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA: $51,790

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers $38,540

Supervise and coordinate activities of personal service workers, such as supervisors of flight attendants, hairdressers, or caddies.

Industries:

Personal Care Services: $40,050
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries: $37,990
Local Government (OES Designation): $48,150
Child Day Care Services: $30,800
Individual and Family Services: $35,290

Top Paying:

Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services: $50,460
Local Government (OES Designation): $48,150
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water: $47,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $47,330
Death Care Services: $45,930

States with the Largest Number of Workers: 

Hawaii: $36,920
New Jersey: $43,490
Nevada: $38,220
Minnesota: $35,320
Maine: $32,570

Top Paying:

District of Columbia: $49,860
New York: $44,690
New Jersey: $43,490
Connecticut: $42,480
Washington: $42,370

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Ocean City, NJ: $43,610
Alexandria, LA: $30,120
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA: $39,180
Owensboro, KY: $26,020
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ: $46,850

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI: $51,760 
Lancaster, PA: $49,290
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division: $48,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $48,910
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY: $48,830

Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

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