SOC 204: SOCIOLOGICAL EXERCISE

Occupational Prestige: How the United States Compares with 60 Countries

Occupation United States Av of 60 Countries Occupation United States Av of 60 Countries

Supreme court judge

85

82

Professional athlete

51

48

College president

82

86

Undertaker

51

34

Physician

82

78

Social worker

50

56

Astronaut

80

80

Electrician

49

44

College professor

78

78

Secretary

46

53

Lawyer

75

73

Real estate agent

44

49

Dentist

74

70

Farmer

44

47

Architect

71

72

Carpenter

43

37

Psychologist

71

66

Plumber

41

34

Airline pilot

70

66

Mail carrier

40

33

Electrical engineer

69

65

Jazz musician

37

38

Civil engineer

68

70

Bricklayer

36

34

Biologist

68

69

Barber

36

30

Clergy

67

60

Truck driver

31

33

Sociologist

65

67

Factory worker

29

29

Accountant

65

55

Store sales clerk

27

34

Banker

63

67

Bartender

25

23

High school teacher

63

64

Lives on public aid

25

16

Author

63

62

Bill collector

24

27

Registered nurse

62

54

Cab driver

22

28

Pharmacist

61

64

Gas station attendant

22

25

Chiropractor

60

62

Janitor

22

21

Veterinarian

60

61

Waiter or waitress

20

23

Classical musician

59

56

Bellhop

15

14

Police officer

59

40

Garbage collector

13

13

Actor or actress

55

52

Street sweeper

11

13

Athletic coach

53

50

Shoe shiner

9

12

Journalist

52

55

Sources: Treiman 1977, Apendices A and D; Nakao and Treas 1991.

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