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Work Values

Purpose:Provide a mapping of O*NET-SOC codes (occupations) to Work Values ratings.
Download: excel Work Values.xlsx
Structure and Description:
ColumnTypeColumn Content
O*NET-SOC CodeCharacter(10)O*NET-SOC Code (see Occupation Data)
TitleCharacter Varying(150)O*NET-SOC Title (see Occupation Data)
Element IDCharacter Varying(20)Content Model Outline Position (see Content Model Reference)
Element NameCharacter Varying(150)Content Model Element Name (see Content Model Reference)
Scale IDCharacter Varying(3)Scale ID (see Scales Reference)
Scale NameCharacter Varying(50)Scale Name (see Scales Reference)
Data ValueFloat(5,2)Rating associated with the O*NET-SOC occupation

This file contains the Content Model Work Values data associated with each O*NET- SOC occupation.

The column named Data Value provides both the mean extent rating (indicated by the value EX in the Scale ID column) and the top three high-point values for respondents endorsing each occupation (indicated by VH in the Scale ID Column). To better understand the scales, refer to the report: The Second Generation Occupational Value Profiles for the O*NET System: Summary, on the O*NET Resource Center site (

The high-point values represent the following elements:

 0.00 = No high point available 
 1.00 = Achievement 
 2.00 = Working Conditions 
 3.00 = Recognition 
 4.00 = Relationships 
 5.00 = Support 
 6.00 = Independence 

The Work Needs ratings were removed from the Work Values file in database release 13.0. The Work Needs are available as a supplemental file that can be downloaded from the O*NET Resource Center site (

The file is displayed in 9 tab delimited fields with the columns named O*NET-SOC Code, Title, Element ID, Element Name, Scale ID, Scale Name, Data Value, Date, and Domain Source. The 9 fields are represented by one row. There are a total of 8,766 rows of data in this file.

File Structure Changes:
Release NumberDescription of Change
5.0Date and Source columns added
5.1 - 20.1No structure changes

Data Example - Work Values:
O*NET-SOC CodeTitleElement IDElement NameScale IDScale NameData ValueDateDomain Source
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers1.B.2.aAchievementEXExtent5.6706/2008Analyst
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers1.B.2.bWorking ConditionsEXExtent5.5006/2008Analyst
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers1.B.2.cRecognitionEXExtent5.3306/2008Analyst
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers1.B.2.dRelationshipsEXExtent4.3306/2008Analyst
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers1.B.2.eSupportEXExtent4.3306/2008Analyst
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers1.B.2.fIndependenceEXExtent5.3306/2008Analyst
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers1.B.2.gFirst Work Value High-PointVHWork Value High-Point1.0006/2008Analyst
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers1.B.2.hSecond Work Value High-PointVHWork Value High-Point2.0006/2008Analyst
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers1.B.2.iThird Work Value High-PointVHWork Value High-Point6.0006/2008Analyst

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