The 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, and/or disseminating data. All workers are classified into one of over 820 occupations according to their occupational definitions. Use the SOC code when looking for occupations at: www.bls.gov or www.onetonline.org
2018 Annual Wage:
These are the estimated 2018 average annual wages based on the data collected by the Occupational Employment Statistics program. Wages are published annually in Delaware Wages by the Delaware Department of Labor, Office of Occupational & Labor Market Information.
Job titles are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Program or the O*NET Classification System
Estimated 2016 Emp:
2016 estimated employment from the Delaware Department of Labor. These data are updated and published every two years by the Office of Occupational & Labor Market Information.
2026 Projected Emp:
2026 projected employment from the Delaware Department of Labor. These data are updated and published every two years by the Office of Occupational & Labor Market Information.
Is the typical level of education most workers need to enter the occupation.
- PhD/Prof = Doctoral or professional degree: a doctorate usually requires at least 3 years of full-time academic work beyond a bachelor's degree. A professional degree also usually requires at least 3 years of full-time academic study beyond a bachelor's.
- Mast = Master's degree: usually requires 1 or 2 years of full-time academic study beyond a bachelor's.
- Bach = Bachelor's degree: generally requires at least 4 yrs, but not more than 5 yrs, of full-time academic study beyond high school.
- Assoc = Associate's degree: usually requires at least 2 years but not more than 4 years of full-time academic study beyond high school.
- VocEd = Postsecondary vocational training: programs lead to a certificate or other award, but not a degree. The certificate is awarded by the educational institution and is the result of completing formal postsecondary vocational training.
- HS = High school diploma or equivalent.
- NFE = No formal education credential is needed
For some occupations, work experience in a related occupation may be a typical method of entry. The majority of occupations in this category are first-line supervisors or managers of service, sales, and production occupations. This metric is meant to capture work experience that is commonly considered necessary by employers, or is a commonly accepted substitute for other, more formal types of training or education. Occupations are assigned one of the following four categories that deal with length of time spent gaining related work experience:
- 5+ (more than 5 years)
- <5 (less than 5 years)
This category encompasses any additional training or preparation that is typically needed, once employed in an occupation, to attain competency in the skills needed in that occupation.
- Int/Res = Internship/Residency: training that involves preparation in a field such as medicine or teaching, generally under supervision in a professional setting, such as a hospital or classroom.
- APP = Apprenticeship: a formal relationship between a worker and sponsor that consists of a combination of on-the-job training and related occupation-specific technical instruction in which the worker learns the practical and theoretical aspects of an occupation.
- LOJT = Long-term on-the-job training: More than 12 months of on-the-job training or, alternatively, combined work experience and formal classroom instruction.
- MOJT = Moderate-term on-the-job training: Skills needed for a worker to attain competency in an occupation that can be acquired during 1 to 12 months of combined on-the-job experience and informal training.
- SOJT = Short-term on-the-job training: 1 month or less