Occupations With the Highest Numbers of Self-Employeds

Few people realize that the vast majority of occupations can be done working for someone else or working for yourself. In fact, while most occupations are made up of wage-or-salaried people working for someone else, in other occupations significant percentages of people might work for themselves. The table below comes from the March Supplement to the Current Population Survey, an enormous monthly survey of Americans to find out about how they are doing. The March Supplement has a special focus on work and jobs, and provides a detailed look at the American workforce.

The table is arranged based on the largest numbers of self-employeds to those with the least. If you're interested, a companion table shows occupations arranged from occupations with the highest percentages of the self-employed.

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CPS Self-Employment Highest Numbers By Occupation - March 2020