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Table 11 Ocuppations & prestige scores

From: Uncovering the impact of intergenerational income mobility on interpersonal trust

1980 Census occupational category 1980 Census code 1989 GSS prestige score
Miscellaneous Food Preparation Occupations 444 17 (min)
Legislators 3 61
Chief Executives and General Admin., Public Admin. 4 70
Administrators and Officials, Public Administration 5 51
Administrators, Protective Service 6 54
Financial Managers 7 59
Personnel and Labor Relations Managers 8 54
Purchasing Managers 9 63
Managers, Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations 13 59
Administrators, Education and Related Fields 14 64
Managers, Medicine and Health 15 69
Managers, Properties and Real Estate 16 39
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 17 53
Funeral Directors 18 49
Managers and Administrators, n.e.c. 19 51
Accountants and Auditors 23 65
Underwriters 24 48
Other Financial Officers 25 48
Management Analysts 26 61
Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 27 43
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 28 42
Business and Promotion Agents 34 51
Construction Inspectors 35 47
Inspectors/Compliance Officers, Except Construction 36 50
Management Related Occupations, n.e.c. 37 49
Architects 43 73
Aerospace Engineers 44 72
Economics Teachers 119 74
Physicians 84 86 (max)
  1. Note: This is an extract from the 1989 GSS occupational prestige rating at: http://publicdata.norc.org:41000/gss/documents/BOOK/GSS_Codebook.pdf, Appendix F