Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes

Important: SOC codes are different than Risk Class Codes (RCC) for Workers' Compensation. 

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is a federal coding system that helps government agencies and private businesses compare occupational data.

SOC codes differ from North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, as NAICS codes identify the primary activity of your business, whereas SOC codes identify the primary duties of the workers employed in your business. 

Some states require employers to report SOC codes on quarterly forms. Gusto will automatically include these codes on quarterly forms, as long as they’re entered in Gusto. 

Use the drop-downs below to view more information on states that require these codes and how to enter them in Gusto.