Estimated median hourly wages, by occupational group, 2012

$37.88

Architecture, engineering

$36.51

Management

$33.42

Computer and mathematical

$29.65

Health-care practitioners and technical

$27.71

Legal

$26.05

Business and financial

$23.69

Life, physical and social sciences

$18.79

Protective service (police, fire, etc.)

$18.61

Installation, maintenance and repair

$17.57

Education, training, library

$17.16

Construction and extraction

$16.96

Community, social services

$14.76

Production

$14.03

Office and administrative support

$12.12

Health-care support

$12.03

Transportation and material moving

$10.11

Building and ground maintenance

$8.99

Food preparation and serving

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics