Use the slider at the upper right corner to pick a year -- any year between 1997 and 2011. The chart at the top will display the average (mean) annual salary for over 500 occupations that year based on data from the Department of Labor. Occupations are organized vertically in rank order from highest to lowest average salary, and horizontally by category.
To get historical data on salary and employment levels in a particular occupation, click on the bar showing the salary for that occupation. A new chart will appear below.
You can focus on a particular category by using the second filter on the right side of the chart, just below the year slider.
All salary figures are inflation adjusted to 2012 dollars.