Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Alexandria, LA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Alexandria, LA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

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SOC Major Groups in the Alexandria, LA MSA:

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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,110 $21.39 $24.19 $50,310 3.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $23.08 $28.80 $59,900 17.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,210 $24.25 $27.65 $57,510 5.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $32.36 $31.58 $65,680 20.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 30 $26.98 $27.34 $56,880 9.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $11.54 $15.38 $32,000 11.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $10.61 $16.56 $34,440 15.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $24.04 $24.45 $50,860 7.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 50 $18.70 $18.90 $39,310 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 30 $20.39 $22.06 $45,880 7.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $31.63 $29.80 $61,970 7.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $18.20 $20.50 $42,640 7.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $33.92 $33.12 $68,900 6.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 230 $14.31 $14.85 $30,880 5.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 390 $24.25 $25.68 $53,410 3.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $17.33 $16.63 $34,600 20.2 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 930 $17.21 $17.56 $36,530 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 50 $15.35 $17.23 $35,830 3.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $19.31 $19.96 $41,510 3.9 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (3) (5) $19.22 $19.28 $40,090 4.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 40 $17.82 $19.05 $39,620 5.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $11.38 $12.79 $26,590 8.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 210 $15.84 $16.91 $35,170 2.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (5) $15.66 $16.85 $35,050 10.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 320 $16.80 $18.15 $37,760 5.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 130 $18.59 $19.87 $41,340 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 70 $12.11 $12.55 $26,100 6.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $21.19 $21.76 $45,260 10.7 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 500 $16.47 $17.22 $35,830 5.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 40 $23.61 $25.46 $52,950 3.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $19.18 $19.03 $39,570 3.1 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 860 $12.51 $12.90 $26,840 7.2 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 190 $9.49 $9.22 $19,180 2.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 480 $9.71 $11.42 $23,760 9.6 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) 50 $6.39 $8.31 $17,290 7.0 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $15.69 $15.47 $32,170 17.2 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4,690 $16.33 $18.52 $38,530 6.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 40 $14.88 $14.75 $30,680 4.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 130 $28.27 $27.69 $57,590 1.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 1,790 $19.32 $20.49 $42,610 3.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 110 $20.96 $20.12 $41,860 8.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 110 $30.18 $31.22 $64,930 3.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) (5) $17.26 $17.35 $36,100 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $9.82 $10.76 $22,370 7.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (5) $14.41 $14.60 $30,370 5.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 90 $7.74 $8.21 $17,080 3.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 970 $11.76 $12.05 $25,060 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 $8.16 $9.04 $18,800 11.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $7.40 $7.30 $15,190 3.5 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,120 $6.43 $7.04 $14,640 4.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $7.09 $7.25 $15,070 3.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 2,120 $6.22 $6.62 $13,770 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (5) $14.20 $13.55 $28,190 8.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $9.71 $9.42 $19,590 8.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $9.38 $9.35 $19,450 4.4 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,370 $12.94 $13.52 $28,130 11.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 40 $18.11 $20.54 $42,720 7.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (3) (5) $9.92 $9.97 $20,740 5.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) (5) $10.70 $11.24 $23,380 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 360 $6.33 $7.61 $15,830 10.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,760 $6.09 $6.25 $13,000 2.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 220 $7.43 $8.70 $18,100 7.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.00 $5.82 $12,100 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 510 $6.09 $6.33 $13,170 5.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) (5) $6.97 $7.37 $15,320 5.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $6.32 $6.57 $13,670 3.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 380 $6.22 $6.42 $13,350 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) (5) $6.34 $6.60 $13,730 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 920 $6.13 $6.47 $13,460 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.09 $6.15 $12,790 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) (5) $6.00 $6.08 $12,650 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) (5) $5.91 $5.79 $12,040 3.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 130 $6.01 $5.87 $12,200 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 150 $6.02 $6.12 $12,730 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,110 $6.47 $6.97 $14,500 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 60 $8.99 $10.20 $21,210 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 960 $6.63 $7.06 $14,680 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 580 $6.12 $6.14 $12,770 2.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (3) (5) $10.54 $9.61 $19,980 7.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (5) $6.92 $6.92 $14,390 3.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $7.62 $8.29 $17,240 5.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $6.36 $6.50 $13,510 2.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 $7.31 $7.78 $16,190 4.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 5,670 $6.95 $9.04 $18,800 4.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 540 $10.40 $12.66 $26,330 8.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30 $11.42 $13.75 $28,610 18.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 1,520 $6.34 $6.69 $13,920 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 90 $6.26 $6.63 $13,780 2.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) (5) $9.71 $9.97 $20,740 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 2,190 $6.64 $7.84 $16,310 2.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (5) $8.52 $10.68 $22,210 20.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 630 $11.85 $13.28 $27,610 5.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8,110 $8.94 $9.83 $20,440 3.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 530 $13.11 $14.61 $30,380 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 50 $7.53 $7.88 $16,380 3.9 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators (3) (5) $10.11 $10.48 $21,810 6.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 50 $8.45 $8.63 $17,950 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 110 $9.37 $9.98 $20,750 3.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 790 $9.35 $9.87 $20,540 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 60 $9.87 $9.94 $20,680 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) (5) $7.70 $7.62 $15,840 4.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 220 $8.71 $9.13 $18,990 7.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 80 $7.21 $7.54 $15,680 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) (5) $6.23 $6.33 $13,160 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) (5) $7.53 $7.72 $16,070 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $9.81 $10.86 $22,590 9.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 200 $7.84 $7.86 $16,340 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $6.80 $7.31 $15,190 2.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 60 $9.76 $11.26 $23,430 7.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 230 $8.86 $9.75 $20,270 3.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 520 $7.70 $8.75 $18,190 2.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 210 $11.81 $11.74 $24,420 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) (5) $12.49 $12.11 $25,190 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 850 $8.46 $8.97 $18,660 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 60 $10.17 $11.02 $22,910 4.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 100 $8.53 $8.79 $18,270 4.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (5) $6.37 $9.82 $20,420 15.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 140 $9.30 $8.70 $18,090 10.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,960 $7.48 $7.77 $16,160 3.8 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 90 $8.99 $9.74 $20,270 16.3 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,980 $10.86 $11.78 $24,500 4.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 320 $13.35 $15.37 $31,960 12.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 280 $12.81 $12.72 $26,470 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 640 $8.61 $8.68 $18,060 4.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 200 $10.00 $10.81 $22,480 5.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 300 $14.87 $14.34 $29,830 4.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $10.68 $12.57 $26,140 8.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 100 $12.43 $13.54 $28,150 10.2 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (3) (5) $13.65 $13.35 $27,770 4.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) (5) $8.25 $9.40 $19,550 10.6 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $9.31 $9.36 $19,480 9.9 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 150 $8.39 $8.41 $17,480 3.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 50 $9.81 $10.27 $21,360 8.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,010 $12.19 $12.79 $26,600 5.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $16.14 $17.59 $36,590 8.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 30 $13.85 $13.16 $27,380 8.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $6.53 $8.64 $17,970 28.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 240 $13.71 $13.84 $28,780 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 80 $13.32 $13.60 $28,280 5.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) (5) $17.64 $16.50 $34,330 8.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 130 $6.77 $7.00 $14,560 4.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 90 $12.34 $12.93 $26,900 3.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (5) $10.24 $11.09 $23,060 8.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 430 $9.50 $10.51 $21,850 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $14.21 $13.66 $28,410 3.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $18.76 $17.35 $36,100 7.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 120 $7.94 $9.60 $19,980 5.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,960 $8.16 $9.96 $20,710 7.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 150 $16.08 $16.55 $34,430 6.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 100 $7.69 $7.73 $16,090 2.6 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 70 $12.11 $11.30 $23,510 10.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $9.29 $9.64 $20,050 8.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $9.79 $9.98 $20,760 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 180 $9.46 $10.28 $21,370 3.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $6.20 $6.40 $13,300 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $5.96 $6.15 $12,790 3.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 30 $6.04 $6.47 $13,470 3.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 50 $16.78 $16.29 $33,890 3.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $8.10 $9.37 $19,490 13.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 80 $7.18 $8.04 $16,730 2.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3,210 $10.32 $11.47 $23,870 7.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $18.84 $19.15 $39,830 3.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 90 $12.23 $12.09 $25,140 4.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,030 $13.54 $13.51 $28,100 10.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 350 $8.91 $9.32 $19,390 9.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) (5) $6.54 $7.25 $15,080 6.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) $11.57 $11.40 $23,720 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 170 $8.66 $9.55 $19,870 4.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 70 $6.10 $7.15 $14,860 6.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 280 $8.10 $10.04 $20,890 14.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) (5) $6.09 $6.44 $13,390 3.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 130 $8.42 $8.94 $18,590 2.8 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

(5) = Estimates not released due to high relative standard error.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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