Share of salaried workers who are overtime-exempt under the 2004 and 2016 salary levels, by detailed occupation: Includes all white collar occupations where the overtime-exempt share under the 2016 salary level is 20% or less

Occupation Total number of salaried workers Share exempt under 2016 salary level ($913 per week) Share exempt under 2004 salary level ($455 per week)
Gaming Cage Workers 600 0% 5%
Telephone Operators 4,700 0% 4%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 16,200 1% 3%
Library Assistants, Clerical 17,800 1% 4%
Tellers 55,400 1% 4%
Pharmacy Aides 4,000 2% 5%
Library Technicians 2,000 2% 5%
Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 21,400 2% 3%
Medical Transcriptionists 10,500 2% 4%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 6,200 2% 5%
Phlebotomists 13,300 2% 4%
Proofreaders and Copy Markers 2,500 2% 5%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 19,900 2% 5%
Medical Assistants 85,500 2% 4%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other, Including Medical Equipment Preparers 15,800 2% 5%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 205,600 2% 5%
Couriers and Messengers 54,000 2% 5%
File Clerks 50,100 2% 5%
Word Processors and Typists 27,900 2% 5%
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 14,800 2% 5%
Bill and Account Collectors 44,000 2% 5%
Office Clerks, General 357,900 2% 5%
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters 11,600 2% 3%
Cashiers 287,700 2% 4%
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 7,700 3% 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 2,800 3% 4%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 73,000 3% 5%
Data Entry Keyers 59,800 3% 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70,200 3% 5%
Teacher Assistants 20,500 3% 4%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 364,300 3% 5%
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 25,100 3% 5%
Information and Record Clerks, All Other 48,600 3% 5%
Animal Trainers 14,000 3% 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 42,300 3% 5%
Dispatchers 80,800 3% 5%
Billing and Posting Clerks 110,500 3% 5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,035,000 3% 5%
Health Practitioner Support Technologists and  Technicians 82,400 3% 5%
Parts Salespersons 19,800 3% 5%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 112,500 3% 5%
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 9,700 3% 5%
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 191,200 3% 5%
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 35,800 3% 5%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 57,800 3% 5%
Statistical Assistants 5,300 4% 5%
Meter Readers, Utilities 7,000 4% 5%
Retail Salespersons 685,700 4% 5%
Order Clerks 32,100 4% 5%
Travel Agents 29,700 4% 5%
Postal Service Clerks 28,000 4% 5%
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 1,800 4% 5%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 16,200 4% 5%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 32,600 4% 5%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 41,100 4% 5%
Counter and Rental Clerks 26,200 4% 5%
Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians 78,400 4% 5%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 192,900 4% 5%
Computer Operators 23,800 4% 5%
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 6,400 4% 5%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 108,000 4% 5%
Cargo and Freight Agents 8,400 4% 5%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 21,700 4% 5%
Telemarketers 13,200 4% 5%
Chemical Technicians 25,300 4% 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 233,200 4% 5%
Procurement Clerks 13,400 4% 5%
Financial Clerks, All Other 32,500 4% 5%
Private Detectives and Investigators 32,200 4% 5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 123,300 4% 5%
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 14,900 4% 5%
Postal Service Mail Carriers 99,300 5% 5%
Drafters 39,900 5% 5%
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators 39,400 5% 5%
Computer Control Programmers and Operators 10,500 5% 5%
Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 2,400 5% 5%
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 18,900 5% 5%
Biological Technicians 9,800 5% 5%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 6,000 5% 5%
New Accounts Clerks 6,000 5% 6%
Brokerage Clerks 1,800 6% 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 119,300 12% 27%
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 42,500 14% 27%
Actors 11,400 15% 60%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 88,000 16% 29%
Social and Human Service Assistants 72,700 16% 28%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 53,900 16% 29%
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations Specialists 5,000 18% 27%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 43,600 18% 29%
Dental Hygienists 45,300 19% 28%
Customer Service Representatives 577,400 19% 28%
Food Service Managers 461,000 20% 29%
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 19,400 20% 30%
Miscellaneous Community and Social Service Specialists, Including Health Educators and Community Health Workers 49,800 20% 28%

Source: Author's analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, 2015 and 2016

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