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A large portion of the occupations with the most employment in America are low-wage jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent report of "Occupational employment and wages."

The report, which was released on April 1 of this year, says that the 10 most employed jobs in the country accounted for over 20 percent of total employment in May 2013.

"Most of the largest occupations were relatively low paying," the report's authors pointed out.

Wages have been in the news a lot lately. Both the prospect of raising the minimum wage and the much-debated gender wage gap have dominated much of the economic talk of late, and the BLS study has stirred some to believe the country is in the middle of a wage crisis.

According to a report by USA Today from last August, Walmart currently holds the title as the largest single employer in America, with a total of 2.2 million employees and counting. According to IBISWorld, the average worker at Walmart makes $8.81 per hour.

So what are the largest industries in America — at least as far as employment is concerned — and how much does the average worker in these industries make?

We've given you the countdown of all America's major industries accord to the BLS.

22 Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 435,250

Average hourly wage: $11.70

Average annual salary: $24,330

21 Legal occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 1,041,700

Average hourly wage: $47.89

Average annual salary: $99,620

20 Life, physical, and social science occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 1,135,030

Average hourly wage: $33.37

Average annual salary: $69,400

19 Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 1,758,310

Average hourly wage: $26.72

Average annual salary: $55,580

18 Community and social service occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 1,901,730

Average hourly wage: $21.50

Average annual salary: $44,710

17 Architecture and engineering occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 2,380,840

Average hourly wage: $38.51

Average annual salary: $80,100

16 Protective service occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 3,257,690

Average hourly wage: $20.92

Average annual salary: $43,510

15 Computer and mathematical occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 3,696,180

Average hourly wage: $39.43

Average annual salary: $82,010

14 Healthcare support occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 3,924,390

Average hourly wage: $13.61

Average annual salary: $28,300

13 Personal care and service occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 3,986,740

Average hourly wage: $11.88

Average annual salary: $24,710

12 Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 4,291,410

Average hourly wage: $12.51

Average annual salary: $26,010

11 Construction and extraction occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 5,088,030

Average hourly wage: $21.94

Average annual salary: $45,630

10 Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 5,138,130

Average hourly wage: $21.35

Average annual salary: $44,420

9 Management occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 6,542,950

Average hourly wage: $34.14

Average annual salary: $71,020

8 Business and financial operations occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 6,658,090

Average hourly wage: $34.14

Average annual salary: $71,020

7 Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 7,755,810

Average hourly wage: $35.93

Average annual salary: $74,740

6 Education, training, and library occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 8,400,640

Average hourly wage: $24.76

Average annual salary: $51,500

5 Production occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 8,765,180

Average hourly wage: $16.79

Average annual salary: $34,930

4 Transportation and material moving occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 9,005,120

Average hourly wage: $16.28

Average annual salary: $33,860

3 Food preparation and serving related occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 11,914,590

Average hourly wage: 10.38

Average annual salary: 21,580

2 Sales and related occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 14,068,190

Average hourly wage: $18.37

Average annual salary: $38,200

1 Office and administrative support occupations
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Total employment in the U.S.: 21,442,800

Average hourly wage: 16.78

Average annual salary: 34,900