Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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SOC Major Groups in the Auburn-Opelika, AL 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 2,640 $17.91 $20.90 $43,460 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 $29.78 $34.18 $71,100 13.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,270 $18.00 $21.33 $44,370 3.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $15.54 $20.23 $42,070 13.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $11.57 $14.01 $29,130 16.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $16.55 $19.76 $41,110 18.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $23.87 $25.05 $52,100 6.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 40 $20.65 $20.77 $43,210 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 50 $23.17 $24.77 $51,520 5.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $20.89 $22.99 $47,810 4.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (2) (2) $52,150 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $30.85 $32.76 $68,140 8.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 310 $12.42 $13.05 $27,150 3.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $10.17 $11.36 $23,630 5.5 %
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 380 $16.93 $18.71 $38,910 4.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 40 $19.81 $20.74 $43,130 4.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 90 $16.16 $17.10 $35,560 3.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 40 $24.17 $24.00 $49,920 1.7 %
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 90 $16.72 $19.26 $40,060 9.8 %
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 260 $15.20 $15.43 $32,090 9.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (5) $19.10 $18.84 $39,190 3.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) 40 $9.40 $9.88 $20,550 4.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 220 $16.20 $18.69 $38,880 7.3 %
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 340 $13.75 $13.80 $28,710 6.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 80 $19.15 $18.97 $39,450 3.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 60 $10.80 $11.54 $24,010 7.1 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (5) $39.83 $40.23 $83,690 22.5 %
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 2,270 $13.67 $13.56 $28,200 7.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 330 $6.38 $6.70 $13,940 4.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 310 (2) (2) $37,240 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $6.87 $8.15 $16,940 9.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $12.88 $13.56 $28,210 6.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 510 (2) (2) $13,210 1.8 %
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 110 $8.70 $11.29 $23,480 14.3 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) (5) $6.05 $6.24 $12,990 12.3 %
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 800 $15.51 $27.46 $57,120 16.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 70 $26.68 $28.60 $59,490 4.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 70 (4) $67.85 $141,140 20.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 60 $17.61 $18.43 $38,340 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) (5) $29.99 $29.39 $61,130 3.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 30 $13.57 $14.25 $29,650 6.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) (5) $14.65 $14.33 $29,800 4.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 50 $6.69 $6.83 $14,200 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $7.63 $7.62 $15,850 11.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 90 $10.77 $10.78 $22,410 4.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $8.47 $9.06 $18,840 3.1 %
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 360 $7.91 $8.14 $16,920 5.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) (5) $6.74 $6.86 $14,260 3.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $8.90 $9.14 $19,000 5.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 90 $8.46 $8.85 $18,410 6.9 %
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 550 $12.19 $11.96 $24,870 11.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 150 $12.93 $13.28 $27,620 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) (5) $6.58 $8.60 $17,880 18.3 %
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 3,370 $6.15 $6.36 $13,240 2.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 80 $8.23 $9.38 $19,500 6.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) 360 $5.98 $5.99 $12,470 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 180 $6.11 $6.52 $13,570 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 200 $7.30 $7.34 $15,280 2.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $7.52 $7.37 $15,340 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 170 $6.17 $6.27 $13,040 3.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 120 $5.95 $6.11 $12,710 4.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 1,010 $6.03 $6.09 $12,670 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.36 $6.59 $13,700 5.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 740 $5.98 $6.03 $12,540 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) (5) $6.10 $5.92 $12,310 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 110 $6.00 $5.85 $12,160 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 40 $6.22 $6.22 $12,930 2.4 %
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 1,070 $6.70 $7.66 $15,930 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $11.98 $13.69 $28,470 23.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 360 $6.62 $6.89 $14,330 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 250 $5.99 $5.98 $12,440 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $6.69 $6.83 $14,200 3.6 %
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 400 $7.10 $7.80 $16,230 3.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 $7.08 $8.70 $18,110 10.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $5.95 $6.47 $13,460 3.4 %
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 4,050 $6.54 $9.16 $19,040 4.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 430 $11.33 $13.62 $28,320 8.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 1,670 $6.16 $6.33 $13,170 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 150 $6.60 $7.69 $16,000 5.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 130 $11.23 $11.00 $22,880 7.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 1,120 $6.63 $8.07 $16,790 3.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $16.90 $19.76 $41,110 12.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 200 $15.18 $17.62 $36,650 6.1 %
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 4,790 $9.06 $9.92 $20,620 2.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 270 $12.75 $13.95 $29,020 3.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 30 $7.56 $7.72 $16,060 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 30 $9.34 $9.50 $19,760 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 100 $9.61 $10.16 $21,130 4.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 500 $9.92 $10.02 $20,840 4.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 50 $12.50 $12.23 $25,440 3.8 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 250 $7.12 $7.25 $15,090 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 220 $9.46 $10.29 $21,400 12.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $12.05 $13.20 $27,450 9.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 50 $6.38 $6.46 $13,430 4.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 130 $6.03 $5.83 $12,120 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $10.63 $10.30 $21,420 2.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) 40 $9.70 $9.46 $19,680 5.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $6.23 $7.41 $15,410 9.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) (5) $12.60 $12.59 $26,180 4.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 180 $8.36 $8.46 $17,590 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 40 $13.70 $15.86 $32,980 7.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) 50 $14.19 $14.51 $30,180 8.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 120 $8.45 $9.04 $18,810 3.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 610 $7.34 $7.96 $16,550 4.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 310 $10.43 $10.82 $22,490 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 130 $8.53 $8.49 $17,670 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 420 $8.93 $9.33 $19,400 2.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 40 $9.46 $9.06 $18,850 4.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) (5) $7.66 $8.10 $16,850 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 470 $7.59 $7.88 $16,400 2.3 %
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 30 $8.77 $9.01 $18,740 2.8 %
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 1,890 $9.36 $10.22 $21,260 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 200 $13.20 $14.11 $29,340 6.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 220 $10.41 $10.95 $22,780 4.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 550 $7.90 $8.29 $17,230 3.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 60 $10.97 $11.88 $24,710 4.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 110 $11.40 $11.55 $24,020 7.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 60 $13.64 $14.17 $29,480 8.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 70 $11.86 $11.75 $24,450 4.5 %
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 1,190 $11.83 $13.22 $27,500 3.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 $16.25 $17.21 $35,790 9.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 30 $17.29 $15.24 $31,700 3.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 280 $12.33 $13.78 $28,660 5.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 40 $11.76 $12.32 $25,620 5.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 30 $9.11 $8.92 $18,550 10.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 50 $11.66 $12.68 $26,380 6.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 290 $11.39 $11.62 $24,170 4.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 50 $10.76 $10.75 $22,360 6.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 2,600 $7.86 $8.88 $18,470 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 80 $13.15 $14.37 $29,890 4.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 90 $8.58 $9.77 $20,310 15.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (5) $8.10 $8.58 $17,860 3.2 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) (5) $9.91 $10.07 $20,940 8.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $9.68 $9.35 $19,460 8.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $8.41 $11.08 $23,050 28.5 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 210 $12.18 $12.23 $25,440 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 110 $11.28 $11.45 $23,810 2.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 50 $9.49 $9.68 $20,120 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) (5) $6.97 $7.66 $15,930 11.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $8.55 $8.54 $17,760 6.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 50 $13.85 $13.45 $27,970 5.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) (5) $10.49 $9.71 $20,200 12.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 50 $10.12 $10.62 $22,090 4.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $9.74 $9.57 $19,910 6.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (5) $6.87 $6.83 $14,200 3.2 %
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 2,300 $7.69 $8.52 $17,730 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 30 $17.70 $16.72 $34,770 5.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) (5) $6.09 $5.86 $12,180 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 300 $6.46 $8.55 $17,790 13.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 520 $10.20 $10.97 $22,810 4.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 220 $9.31 $9.83 $20,450 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 50 $9.53 $9.43 $19,610 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 50 $6.47 $6.49 $13,500 5.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 430 $7.51 $7.92 $16,470 4.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 200 $6.80 $7.39 $15,380 4.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) (5) $8.02 $8.76 $18,230 5.2 %

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.

(2) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

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

(4) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

(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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