Same occupation, different pay: How wages vary

Source: Elka Torpey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Career Outlook, May 2015

…This article focuses on occupations with big differences in high- and low-earning workers, because people exploring careers like to know whether wages vary drastically within the same occupation. The first section describes wages and why they vary. The second section presents occupations with more than a $100,000 difference between the top- and bottom-earning 10 percent of workers. The third section suggests resources for learning more….