NYC Jobs & Wages

It’s no surprise that service jobs pay less than jobs in the financial sector, but to get a clearer picture of who is making the most money in New York City and from what kinds of positions, I created this data visualization. The data comes from the Department of Labor.




These occupational headings in the report are a little vague on their own, so for clarification here’s more info on what these categories include.

Food and Preparation Serving Occupations: Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers, Waiters, Bartenders, Fast Food, Counter Attendants, Dishwashers, Host and Hostesses

Healthcare Support: Home Health Aides, Nursing Assistants, Orderlies, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Medical Assistants, Pharmacy Aides

Personal Care and Service: Animal Trainers, Ushers, Barbers, Hairdressers, Manicurists, Child Care Workers, Concierges, Tour Guides, Fitness Trainers, Residential Assistants

Buildings and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance: Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers, Maids, Cleaners, Pest Control, Landscaping, Tree Trimmers

Production Occupations: Machine Assemblers, Bakers, Butchers, Operators and Tenders, Machinists, Printing Press Operators, Sewers, Textile Setters, Woodworkers, Carpenters, Plant Operators, Production Workers


Management: Executives, Legislators, Sales Managers, Construction Managers, Education Administrators, Funeral Service Managers, Food Service Managers

Legal: Lawyers, Judges, Paralegals, Court Reporters

Computer and Mathematical Occupations: Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Programmers, Software Developers, Web Developers, Database Administrators, Computer Network Architects, Actuaries, Statisticians

Business and Financial Operations: Agents and Business Managers for Performers, Purchasing Agents, Compliance Officers, Event Planners, Fundraisers, Accountants, Credit Analysts, Financial Analysts, Loan Officers

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: Chiropractors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Doctors, Surgeons, Physical Therapists, Veterinarians, Nurses, Medical Technicians, Athletic Trainers, Genetic Counselors