These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Virgin Islands. Data tables provided by United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; and are dated May 2017.

Major Occupational Groups in the Virgin Islands

  1. All Occupations
  2. Management Occupations
  3. Business and Financial Operations Occupations
  4. Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
  5. Architecture and Engineering Occupations
  6. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
  7. Community and Social Services Occupations
  8. Legal Occupations
  9. Education, Training, and Library Occupations
  10. Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
  11. Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
  12. Healthcare Support Occupations
  13. Protective Service Occupations
  14. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
  15. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
  16. Personal Care and Service Occupations
  17. Sales and Related Occupations
  18. Office and Administrative Support Occupations
  19. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
  20. Construction and Extraction Occupations
  21. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
  22. Production Occupations
  23. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
All Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
All Occupations 37,490 $14.74 $19.12 $39,770 2.30%
Management Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Management Occupations 3,420 $29.37 $36.22 $75,330 5.50%
Chief Executives 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
General and Operations Managers 1,710 $24.89 $30.55 $63,550 11.60%
Marketing Managers 40 $29.28 $34.53 $71,830 12.60%
Sales Managers 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Administrative Services Managers 130 $31.84 $34.54 $71,850 5.20%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Financial Managers 150 $36.70 $40.82 $84,910 4.90%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $34.83 $32.81 $68,250 13.50%
Human Resources Managers 60 $40.89 $43.61 $90,700 5.30%
Construction Managers 70 $35.28 $38.10 $79,240 3.50%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $69,770 3.40%
Food Service Managers 100 $20.62 $23.54 $48,950 6.70%
Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $34.62 $48.58 $101,050 12.10%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $29.51 $35.34 $73,510 18.40%
Social and Community Service Managers 70 $32.71 $34.53 $71,830 2.70%
Managers, All Other 70 $40.58 $41.62 $86,570 9.30%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,380 $24.73 $27.32 $56,820 4.40%
Buyers and Purchasing Agents 40 $24.66 $25.49 $53,020 5.20%
Compliance Officers 160 $32.83 $31.15 $64,790 7.60%
Human Resources Specialists 60 $25.56 $27.89 $58,010 3.80%
Management Analysts (8) $28.45 $33.02 $68,690 6.90%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 40 $11.41 $15.20 $31,610 12.60%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $27.81 $29.94 $62,280 5.40%
Accountants and Auditors 410 $23.69 $25.87 $53,800 4.70%
Budget Analysts 80 $25.24 $25.36 $52,750 2.60%
Financial Analysts 60 $23.19 $27.44 $57,080 4.20%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 350 $23.87 $26.93 $56,010 3.60%
Computer Systems Analysts 50 $23.32 $24.86 $51,710 3.30%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 $31.40 $36.42 $75,750 7.20%
Computer User Support Specialists 100 $19.23 $20.84 $43,340 3.80%
Computer Network Support Specialists 50 $21.33 $20.71 $43,070 3.80%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 190 $25.29 $27.61 $57,420 8.20%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 290 $22.00 $23.59 $49,060 3.60%
Community and Social Services Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Community and Social Services Occupations 480 $19.56 $21.07 $43,820 2.40%
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 110 $22.90 $23.32 $48,510 2.70%
Social and Human Service Assistants 80 $13.40 $14.89 $30,980 2.30%
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 $21.63 $23.38 $48,620 4.20%
Legal Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Legal Occupations 500 $37.31 $48.78 $101,460 13.90%
Lawyers 300 $52.59 $60.42 $125,670 17.50%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $25.64 $26.70 $55,530 10.40%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2,440 $19.59 $21.24 $44,180 1.80%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $12.16 $12.76 $26,550 3.50%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 680 (4) (4) $41,190 3.50%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 30 (4) (4) $36,380 5.50%
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 540 (4) (4) $44,970 2.00%
Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers 60 (4) (4) $88,740 2.50%
Librarians 60 $22.51 $23.71 $49,320 2.00%
Teacher Assistants 370 (4) (4) $30,070 5.60%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 300 $21.76 $21.85 $45,450 8.40%
Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $38,970 13.40%
Public Relations Specialists 40 $20.73 $20.56 $42,760 3.10%
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,100 $26.53 $32.62 $67,840 4.70%
Pharmacists 90 $56.58 $56.03 $116,540 13.20%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 $60.35 $72.41 $150,620 14.30%
Registered Nurses (8) $28.33 $28.26 $58,770 1.90%
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 70 $23.14 $26.63 $55,380 10.70%
Pharmacy Technicians 90 $15.77 $15.77 $32,800 5.80%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 80 $20.98 $20.76 $43,190 2.30%
Healthcare Support Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Healthcare Support Occupations 400 $13.39 $14.22 $29,580 2.40%
Nursing Assistants 200 $13.30 $13.31 $27,690 3.70%
Dental Assistants 40 $16.51 $16.83 $35,010 4.70%
Medical Assistants 50 $13.32 $13.51 $28,110 3.50%
Protective Service Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Protective Service Occupations 2,450 $14.41 $16.51 $34,340 8.20%
First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $23.27 $22.21 $46,190 4.90%
Security Guards 1,150 $9.82 $11.49 $23,890 4.40%
Transportation Security Screeners 100 $18.07 $18.60 $38,680 3.60%
Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $9.17 $11.74 $24,420 7.70%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,650 $10.40 $13.39 $27,850 6.50%
Chefs and Head Cooks 230 $15.89 $19.30 $40,140 9.50%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 340 $16.00 $18.30 $38,060 8.50%
Cooks, Fast Food (8) $9.60 $10.60 $22,050 6.70%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $11.14 $11.51 $23,940 3.50%
Cooks, Restaurant 710 $13.35 $13.40 $27,860 3.30%
Food Preparation Workers 370 $9.57 $10.02 $20,830 2.40%
Bartenders 370 $9.72 $13.59 $28,260 9.10%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 210 $9.27 $9.85 $20,490 3.50%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 70 $9.42 $10.37 $21,570 6.80%
Waiters and Waitresses 1,340 $9.30 $13.70 $28,490 16.80%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $9.47 $13.15 $27,340 6.40%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $10.95 $16.70 $34,730 19.40%
Dishwashers 230 $10.88 $11.90 $24,760 4.60%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $10.22 $10.77 $22,390 4.00%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,160 $11.36 $12.36 $25,700 2.40%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $16.24 $16.19 $33,670 4.80%
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $18.65 $19.51 $40,580 4.80%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 910 $10.28 $10.93 $22,730 1.90%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 670 $12.17 $12.50 $25,990 4.40%
Pest Control Workers 50 $10.62 $10.96 $22,800 3.90%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 280 $12.60 $13.16 $27,370 5.40%
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 40 $13.40 $13.66 $28,420 4.30%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,300 $10.12 $12.67 $26,350 6.50%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 40 $17.85 $19.40 $40,350 5.60%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $10.56 $11.07 $23,020 6.90%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $11.46 $12.03 $25,030 4.00%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 130 $11.31 $11.90 $24,760 3.10%
Concierges 50 $15.91 $16.20 $33,690 4.10%
Tour and Travel Guides 70 $13.35 $14.19 $29,510 7.90%
Childcare Workers 460 $9.05 $9.49 $19,740 5.80%
Personal Care Aides 90 $10.83 $11.22 $23,330 3.20%
Recreation Workers 90 $23.84 $19.97 $41,540 12.40%
Sales and Related Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Sales and Related Occupations 3,810 $10.56 $13.33 $27,720 3.80%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 380 $15.90 $18.42 $38,310 5.60%
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 $18.07 $20.03 $41,670 7.30%
Cashiers 930 $9.20 $9.75 $20,280 1.60%
Counter and Rental Clerks 140 $11.38 $12.83 $26,680 7.20%
Retail Salespersons 1,910 $10.36 $12.61 $26,220 6.40%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $17.72 $21.15 $43,990 8.40%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (8) $15.61 $18.25 $37,950 13.30%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6,470 $14.03 $15.83 $32,930 2.70%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 610 $22.77 $24.28 $50,510 2.20%
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $13.67 $13.86 $28,820 2.80%
Telephone Operators (8) $11.34 $11.50 $23,920 3.70%
Bill and Account Collectors 40 $14.72 $15.40 $32,020 7.10%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 400 $13.80 $15.90 $33,070 3.80%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $14.99 $16.16 $33,610 3.30%
Tellers 110 $11.23 $12.04 $25,050 3.70%
Customer Service Representatives 400 $15.65 $16.73 $34,790 2.60%
File Clerks 40 $15.19 $15.18 $31,570 12.20%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $11.58 $12.83 $26,690 5.70%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $17.41 $18.23 $37,920 5.00%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 $11.23 $11.99 $24,930 4.30%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 180 $11.19 $13.18 $27,410 8.50%
Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 $19.47 $19.07 $39,660 5.60%
Couriers and Messengers 60 $11.70 $12.52 $26,040 9.60%
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $13.51 $14.49 $30,140 8.00%
Postal Service Clerks 70 $28.16 $28.05 $58,350 3.00%
Postal Service Mail Carriers 40 $28.78 $26.71 $55,550 2.80%
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $28.15 $27.44 $57,070 3.30%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 30 $14.45 $17.80 $37,020 9.80%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 50 $15.12 $15.22 $31,650 4.30%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 960 $9.26 $9.83 $20,440 1.60%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 200 $22.50 $22.23 $46,240 2.70%
Medical Secretaries 80 $14.93 $14.80 $30,780 5.50%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 920 $15.16 $15.79 $32,850 2.10%
Data Entry Keyers 100 $14.90 $15.27 $31,760 4.90%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 $15.13 $15.88 $33,040 9.50%
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 90 $12.21 $14.14 $29,410 9.00%
Office Clerks, General 620 $14.30 $15.93 $33,130 3.70%
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 30 $15.19 $16.52 $34,370 3.90%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,320 $18.45 $20.31 $42,250 3.80%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 100 $27.61 $27.80 $57,830 3.30%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 30 $22.21 $21.66 $45,050 5.50%
Carpenters 280 $24.03 $24.97 $51,930 5.40%
Construction Laborers 240 $14.99 $16.05 $33,390 5.50%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 70 $17.27 $16.99 $35,330 6.80%
Electricians 110 $22.78 $25.24 $52,500 6.10%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $16.81 $16.64 $34,620 2.60%
Sheet Metal Workers (8) $18.40 $18.82 $39,140 2.50%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,510 $16.11 $17.78 $36,990 2.30%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $22.39 $23.95 $49,820 3.30%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 30 $25.10 $25.88 $53,830 10.20%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 180 $15.10 $16.00 $33,290 4.60%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 40 $21.61 $21.55 $44,820 4.70%
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $17.16 $19.16 $39,850 10.50%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $16.70 $18.97 $39,450 10.00%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 720 $14.34 $15.36 $31,960 2.90%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $19.52 $18.78 $39,060 11.60%
Production Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Production Occupations 840 $16.00 $18.35 $38,160 4.40%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 120 $24.66 $26.34 $54,790 3.70%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $14.00 $14.89 $30,970 8.50%
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $11.37 $11.71 $24,350 3.80%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 40 $19.83 $19.64 $40,860 10.00%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,110 $12.68 $14.89 $30,970 3.00%
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 60 $19.70 $22.77 $47,360 6.30%
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 80 $12.38 $12.62 $26,260 4.70%
Driver/Sales Workers 120 $9.69 $12.30 $25,590 13.60%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 260 $16.09 $16.22 $33,730 3.40%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 200 $12.33 $13.28 $27,620 3.60%
Sailors and Marine Oilers 60 $13.94 $14.29 $29,730 2.70%
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 190 $20.94 $23.32 $48,500 8.60%
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 70 $9.95 $10.68 $22,220 4.50%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 50 $15.78 $17.56 $36,520 8.50%
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 30 $9.29 $9.80 $20,380 4.60%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 500 $10.91 $11.62 $24,180 2.70%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 140 $9.20 $9.35 $19,460 3.10%
Material Moving Workers, All Other 50 $22.59 $23.58 $49,040 2.90%

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours 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.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) 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.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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