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 TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
All Occupations37,490$14.74$19.12$39,7702.30%
Management Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Management Occupations3,420$29.37$36.22$75,3305.50%
Chief Executives130(8)(8)(8)(8)
General and Operations Managers1,710$24.89$30.55$63,55011.60%
Marketing Managers40$29.28$34.53$71,83012.60%
Sales Managers120(8)(8)(8)(8)
Administrative Services Managers130$31.84$34.54$71,8505.20%
Computer and Information Systems Managers60(8)(8)(8)(8)
Financial Managers150$36.70$40.82$84,9104.90%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers50$34.83$32.81$68,25013.50%
Human Resources Managers60$40.89$43.61$90,7005.30%
Construction Managers70$35.28$38.10$79,2403.50%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School150(4)(4)$69,7703.40%
Food Service Managers100$20.62$23.54$48,9506.70%
Medical and Health Services Managers90$34.62$48.58$101,05012.10%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers130$29.51$35.34$73,51018.40%
Social and Community Service Managers70$32.71$34.53$71,8302.70%
Managers, All Other70$40.58$41.62$86,5709.30%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Business and Financial Operations Occupations1,380$24.73$27.32$56,8204.40%
Buyers and Purchasing Agents40$24.66$25.49$53,0205.20%
Compliance Officers160$32.83$31.15$64,7907.60%
Human Resources Specialists60$25.56$27.89$58,0103.80%
Management Analysts(8)$28.45$33.02$68,6906.90%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists40$11.41$15.20$31,61012.60%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other160$27.81$29.94$62,2805.40%
Accountants and Auditors410$23.69$25.87$53,8004.70%
Budget Analysts80$25.24$25.36$52,7502.60%
Financial Analysts60$23.19$27.44$57,0804.20%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations350$23.87$26.93$56,0103.60%
Computer Systems Analysts50$23.32$24.86$51,7103.30%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators40$31.40$36.42$75,7507.20%
Computer User Support Specialists100$19.23$20.84$43,3403.80%
Computer Network Support Specialists50$21.33$20.71$43,0703.80%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations190$25.29$27.61$57,4208.20%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations290$22.00$23.59$49,0603.60%
Community and Social Services Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Community and Social Services Occupations480$19.56$21.07$43,8202.40%
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors110$22.90$23.32$48,5102.70%
Social and Human Service Assistants80$13.40$14.89$30,9802.30%
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other80$21.63$23.38$48,6204.20%
Legal Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Legal Occupations500$37.31$48.78$101,46013.90%
Lawyers300$52.59$60.42$125,67017.50%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants110$25.64$26.70$55,53010.40%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Education, Training, and Library Occupations2,440$19.59$21.24$44,1801.80%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education180$12.16$12.76$26,5503.50%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education680(4)(4)$41,1903.50%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education30(4)(4)$36,3805.50%
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education540(4)(4)$44,9702.00%
Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers60(4)(4)$88,7402.50%
Librarians60$22.51$23.71$49,3202.00%
Teacher Assistants370(4)(4)$30,0705.60%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations300$21.76$21.85$45,4508.40%
Coaches and Scouts70(4)(4)$38,97013.40%
Public Relations Specialists40$20.73$20.56$42,7603.10%
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations1,100$26.53$32.62$67,8404.70%
Pharmacists90$56.58$56.03$116,54013.20%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other100$60.35$72.41$150,62014.30%
Registered Nurses(8)$28.33$28.26$58,7701.90%
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians70$23.14$26.63$55,38010.70%
Pharmacy Technicians90$15.77$15.77$32,8005.80%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses80$20.98$20.76$43,1902.30%
Healthcare Support Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Healthcare Support Occupations400$13.39$14.22$29,5802.40%
Nursing Assistants200$13.30$13.31$27,6903.70%
Dental Assistants40$16.51$16.83$35,0104.70%
Medical Assistants50$13.32$13.51$28,1103.50%
Protective Service Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Protective Service Occupations2,450$14.41$16.51$34,3408.20%
First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other80$23.27$22.21$46,1904.90%
Security Guards1,150$9.82$11.49$23,8904.40%
Transportation Security Screeners100$18.07$18.60$38,6803.60%
Protective Service Workers, All Other50$9.17$11.74$24,4207.70%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4,650$10.40$13.39$27,8506.50%
Chefs and Head Cooks230$15.89$19.30$40,1409.50%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers340$16.00$18.30$38,0608.50%
Cooks, Fast Food(8)$9.60$10.60$22,0506.70%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria190$11.14$11.51$23,9403.50%
Cooks, Restaurant710$13.35$13.40$27,8603.30%
Food Preparation Workers370$9.57$10.02$20,8302.40%
Bartenders370$9.72$13.59$28,2609.10%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food210$9.27$9.85$20,4903.50%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop70$9.42$10.37$21,5706.80%
Waiters and Waitresses1,340$9.30$13.70$28,49016.80%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant(8)$9.47$13.15$27,3406.40%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers120$10.95$16.70$34,73019.40%
Dishwashers230$10.88$11.90$24,7604.60%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop170$10.22$10.77$22,3904.00%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2,160$11.36$12.36$25,7002.40%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers140$16.24$16.19$33,6704.80%
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers60$18.65$19.51$40,5804.80%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners910$10.28$10.93$22,7301.90%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners670$12.17$12.50$25,9904.40%
Pest Control Workers50$10.62$10.96$22,8003.90%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers280$12.60$13.16$27,3705.40%
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other40$13.40$13.66$28,4204.30%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Personal Care and Service Occupations1,300$10.12$12.67$26,3506.50%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers40$17.85$19.40$40,3505.60%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers40$10.56$11.07$23,0206.90%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants120$11.46$12.03$25,0304.00%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops130$11.31$11.90$24,7603.10%
Concierges50$15.91$16.20$33,6904.10%
Tour and Travel Guides70$13.35$14.19$29,5107.90%
Childcare Workers460$9.05$9.49$19,7405.80%
Personal Care Aides90$10.83$11.22$23,3303.20%
Recreation Workers90$23.84$19.97$41,54012.40%
Sales and Related Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Sales and Related Occupations3,810$10.56$13.33$27,7203.80%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers380$15.90$18.42$38,3105.60%
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers40$18.07$20.03$41,6707.30%
Cashiers930$9.20$9.75$20,2801.60%
Counter and Rental Clerks140$11.38$12.83$26,6807.20%
Retail Salespersons1,910$10.36$12.61$26,2206.40%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other110$17.72$21.15$43,9908.40%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products(8)$15.61$18.25$37,95013.30%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Office and Administrative Support Occupations6,470$14.03$15.83$32,9302.70%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers610$22.77$24.28$50,5102.20%
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service80$13.67$13.86$28,8202.80%
Telephone Operators(8)$11.34$11.50$23,9203.70%
Bill and Account Collectors40$14.72$15.40$32,0207.10%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks400$13.80$15.90$33,0703.80%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks50$14.99$16.16$33,6103.30%
Tellers110$11.23$12.04$25,0503.70%
Customer Service Representatives400$15.65$16.73$34,7902.60%
File Clerks40$15.19$15.18$31,57012.20%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks270$11.58$12.83$26,6905.70%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping70$17.41$18.23$37,9205.00%
Receptionists and Information Clerks290$11.23$11.99$24,9304.30%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks180$11.19$13.18$27,4108.50%
Information and Record Clerks, All Other30$19.47$19.07$39,6605.60%
Couriers and Messengers60$11.70$12.52$26,0409.60%
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance40$13.51$14.49$30,1408.00%
Postal Service Clerks70$28.16$28.05$58,3503.00%
Postal Service Mail Carriers40$28.78$26.71$55,5502.80%
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators30$28.15$27.44$57,0703.30%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks30$14.45$17.80$37,0209.80%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks50$15.12$15.22$31,6504.30%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers960$9.26$9.83$20,4401.60%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants200$22.50$22.23$46,2402.70%
Medical Secretaries80$14.93$14.80$30,7805.50%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive920$15.16$15.79$32,8502.10%
Data Entry Keyers100$14.90$15.27$31,7604.90%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks40$15.13$15.88$33,0409.50%
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service90$12.21$14.14$29,4109.00%
Office Clerks, General620$14.30$15.93$33,1303.70%
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other50(8)(8)(8)(8)
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations30$15.19$16.52$34,3703.90%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Construction and Extraction Occupations1,320$18.45$20.31$42,2503.80%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers100$27.61$27.80$57,8303.30%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons30$22.21$21.66$45,0505.50%
Carpenters280$24.03$24.97$51,9305.40%
Construction Laborers240$14.99$16.05$33,3905.50%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators70$17.27$16.99$35,3306.80%
Electricians110$22.78$25.24$52,5006.10%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance50$16.81$16.64$34,6202.60%
Sheet Metal Workers(8)$18.40$18.82$39,1402.50%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1,510$16.11$17.78$36,9902.30%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers150$22.39$23.95$49,8203.30%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers30$25.10$25.88$53,83010.20%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics180$15.10$16.00$33,2904.60%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists40$21.61$21.55$44,8204.70%
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians40$17.16$19.16$39,85010.50%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers100$16.70$18.97$39,45010.00%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General720$14.34$15.36$31,9602.90%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other40$19.52$18.78$39,06011.60%
Production Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Production Occupations840$16.00$18.35$38,1604.40%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers120$24.66$26.34$54,7903.70%
Butchers and Meat Cutters60$14.00$14.89$30,9708.50%
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers170$11.37$11.71$24,3503.80%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers40$19.83$19.64$40,86010.00%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 
Wage Estimates
Occupation TitleEmployment (1)Median HourlyMean HourlyMean Annual (2)Mean RSE (3)
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2,110$12.68$14.89$30,9703.00%
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors60$19.70$22.77$47,3606.30%
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client80$12.38$12.62$26,2604.70%
Driver/Sales Workers120$9.69$12.30$25,59013.60%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers260$16.09$16.22$33,7303.40%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers200$12.33$13.28$27,6203.60%
Sailors and Marine Oilers60$13.94$14.29$29,7302.70%
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels190$20.94$23.32$48,5008.60%
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants70$9.95$10.68$22,2204.50%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators50$15.78$17.56$36,5208.50%
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment30$9.29$9.80$20,3804.60%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand500$10.91$11.62$24,1802.70%
Packers and Packagers, Hand140$9.20$9.35$19,4603.10%
Material Moving Workers, All Other50$22.59$23.58$49,0402.90%

(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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