Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Baton Rouge, LA MSA

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

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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 18,880 $24.45 $27.86 $57,960 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 850 $48.81 $48.26 $100,380 4.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 6,360 $24.54 $29.29 $60,930 4.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 210 $14.36 $18.11 $37,660 11.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 420 $20.58 $24.96 $51,910 8.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 560 $21.07 $24.73 $51,430 5.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 110 $16.56 $19.69 $40,950 12.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 700 $19.44 $23.91 $49,720 7.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 540 $26.62 $26.80 $55,750 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,250 $25.18 $26.26 $54,620 3.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 490 $22.56 $23.45 $48,790 4.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 410 $31.76 $31.74 $66,030 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 280 $18.74 $21.19 $44,070 4.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 320 $23.94 $24.06 $50,050 4.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 450 $27.95 $27.08 $56,320 3.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 510 (2) (2) $56,010 2.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 430 $20.09 $21.95 $45,660 3.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 800 $36.48 $38.04 $79,120 4.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 750 $18.16 $20.17 $41,950 9.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (3) 50 $14.89 $16.26 $33,830 9.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $17.00 $16.02 $33,310 17.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 710 $25.76 $29.90 $62,200 4.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $24.09 $24.66 $51,300 1.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 260 $15.02 $21.09 $43,870 13.2 %
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 8,530 $16.79 $19.13 $39,780 5.2 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes (5) $16.49 $18.64 $38,770 3.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (5) $18.99 $18.84 $39,180 5.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) (5) $14.49 $14.93 $31,040 6.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 530 $14.47 $15.64 $32,530 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 520 $15.37 $17.37 $36,120 8.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 420 $19.80 $21.73 $45,190 3.7 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 30 $28.75 $25.45 $52,940 11.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $17.52 $17.17 $35,710 8.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 420 $17.63 $18.63 $38,750 4.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 260 $21.18 $24.00 $49,930 11.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 1,800 $15.90 $16.94 $35,230 4.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) 120 $20.10 $21.14 $43,960 3.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) (5) $16.61 $18.00 $37,430 6.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 80 $21.00 $21.05 $43,790 7.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) (5) $15.14 $17.49 $36,390 9.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 380 $14.96 $14.61 $30,380 3.5 %
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 3,850 $19.10 $20.32 $42,260 5.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 910 $18.97 $20.66 $42,980 6.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $26.45 $26.87 $55,900 9.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (5) $16.97 $21.74 $45,210 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 810 $16.75 $18.70 $38,900 7.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 440 $20.14 $20.45 $42,540 6.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 70 $19.38 $21.66 $45,050 4.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 750 $20.64 $21.70 $45,140 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $20.41 $22.77 $47,370 7.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 110 $19.33 $22.54 $46,880 13.8 %
15-2041 Statisticians (3) 80 $26.61 $26.55 $55,230 9.5 %
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 10,710 $24.06 $23.97 $49,850 3.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) (5) $24.27 $27.21 $56,600 17.7 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (3) 50 $11.55 $13.18 $27,420 4.5 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 40 $16.88 $18.06 $37,570 4.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 130 $18.36 $18.50 $38,490 5.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) 310 $32.31 $32.25 $67,070 2.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) (5) $22.22 $23.17 $48,190 8.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (5) $31.47 $31.33 $65,170 4.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 120 $24.61 $25.58 $53,210 6.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 190 $26.12 $26.49 $55,100 6.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 370 $29.57 $30.46 $63,360 3.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (3) (5) $26.26 $26.54 $55,210 6.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) (5) $13.48 $19.92 $41,440 5.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $14.09 $14.32 $29,800 12.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (5) $23.35 $23.31 $48,480 20.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) 420 $13.63 $14.20 $29,540 4.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 480 $16.97 $16.83 $35,000 4.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (5) $12.22 $12.71 $26,430 3.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) 50 $12.60 $14.45 $30,060 6.5 %
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 4,900 $22.33 $20.89 $43,460 5.0 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 230 $28.86 $26.45 $55,010 5.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 920 $15.10 $15.26 $31,750 4.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (3) (5) $16.95 $18.60 $38,690 7.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 2,400 $23.74 $23.23 $48,320 2.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $10.44 $14.51 $30,180 20.0 %
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 2,860 $14.51 $14.27 $29,690 8.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 900 $17.61 $17.17 $35,720 3.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (5) $16.44 $17.57 $36,550 5.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (5) $8.89 $11.62 $24,160 13.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $16.32 $17.05 $35,470 8.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (5) $15.54 $16.55 $34,430 6.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators (5) $12.27 $12.63 $26,270 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 650 $7.67 $7.99 $16,610 5.8 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 2,860 $27.32 $27.12 $56,400 2.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,660 $32.75 $34.92 $72,630 4.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 740 $15.78 $15.90 $33,080 9.5 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (3) (5) $10.46 $9.47 $19,710 6.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) 30 $14.14 $17.41 $36,210 15.3 %
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 17,110 $14.81 $15.57 $32,380 10.1 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $47,770 19.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (5) $17.78 $15.74 $32,730 16.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 810 $6.22 $7.12 $14,800 9.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 430 (2) (2) $33,960 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 3,830 (2) (2) $32,660 1.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 40 $11.20 $12.10 $25,160 24.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 540 $13.23 $13.78 $28,650 15.3 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians (3) 50 $11.89 $12.10 $25,160 2.7 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 520 $18.32 $18.18 $37,810 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 470 $10.40 $11.19 $23,270 8.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 120 $15.36 $17.22 $35,820 10.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 2,130 (2) (2) $16,280 12.1 %
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 2,760 $10.94 $12.94 $26,920 10.9 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 50 $17.32 $16.99 $35,340 4.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $9.29 $9.04 $18,810 3.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 340 $10.78 $11.84 $24,630 16.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) (5) $16.55 $17.51 $36,410 7.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 30 $7.58 $8.33 $17,330 8.3 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $6.50 $7.69 $15,990 3.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) 160 $15.73 $17.57 $36,550 6.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 90 $13.74 $14.65 $30,470 3.0 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $14.64 $16.23 $33,760 7.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers (5) $18.63 $19.69 $40,950 5.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 70 $12.36 $13.42 $27,920 11.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (5) $11.55 $11.54 $24,010 3.1 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) (5) $8.52 $11.55 $24,020 13.2 %
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 14,680 $16.34 $17.72 $36,870 5.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 90 $13.32 $17.26 $35,910 7.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists (5) $44.05 $36.35 $75,610 25.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 650 $29.88 $28.79 $59,880 2.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 190 $38.25 $38.93 $80,980 26.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) (5) $11.03 $14.68 $30,520 16.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 5,850 $18.74 $19.30 $40,140 1.7 %
29-1121 Audiologists (5) $13.82 $13.76 $28,620 3.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 170 $23.03 $25.00 $52,000 6.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 260 $27.93 $29.52 $61,410 6.6 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists (3) (5) $20.31 $19.25 $40,040 8.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) 60 $13.60 $12.52 $26,050 4.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) 260 $16.76 $16.92 $35,190 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (5) $16.95 $20.02 $41,650 10.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $16.72 $21.24 $44,190 2.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) (5) $17.07 $17.26 $35,900 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 220 $10.62 $12.52 $26,050 6.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 410 $12.67 $13.12 $27,280 4.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) 820 $9.97 $11.08 $23,040 10.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (3) 450 $6.24 $6.74 $14,020 3.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 430 $7.55 $7.76 $16,140 1.8 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians (3) 190 $7.93 $8.39 $17,450 2.6 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (5) $15.59 $15.58 $32,410 8.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) 200 $10.58 $11.15 $23,190 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (5) $6.10 $6.20 $12,890 8.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 1,880 $12.07 $12.34 $25,660 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $8.74 $9.36 $19,480 4.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $8.67 $8.96 $18,640 2.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 100 $17.47 $18.84 $39,180 9.1 %
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 6,510 $7.47 $8.03 $16,700 3.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 570 $8.13 $9.20 $19,130 6.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 2,750 $6.27 $6.39 $13,290 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 120 $10.40 $12.99 $27,030 17.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,980 $9.00 $9.19 $19,110 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 220 $10.47 $10.61 $22,070 4.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) 80 $7.65 $7.70 $16,010 3.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (5) $6.05 $6.47 $13,470 17.0 %
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 8,080 $10.32 $11.61 $24,160 11.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 480 $18.65 $19.30 $40,140 2.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (3) 300 $15.59 $16.51 $34,330 3.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (3) (5) $11.96 $13.13 $27,320 2.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (3) (5) $12.26 $11.65 $24,220 2.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) 560 $17.97 $20.22 $42,050 3.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 2,170 $11.24 $11.65 $24,230 3.9 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers (5) $9.63 $9.51 $19,780 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 3,190 $7.13 $8.33 $17,330 6.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (3) (5) $6.40 $6.67 $13,880 5.2 %
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 25,090 $6.23 $6.53 $13,580 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 170 $14.36 $14.59 $30,340 4.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,230 $10.72 $10.99 $22,850 2.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $5.94 $5.83 $12,120 2.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 1,620 $6.42 $6.76 $14,070 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 1,860 $7.44 $7.43 $15,450 3.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $6.87 $6.84 $14,230 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,500 $6.20 $6.30 $13,110 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 800 $6.05 $6.19 $12,880 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 3,650 $5.99 $6.14 $12,770 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 1,340 $6.04 $6.03 $12,550 1.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 6,570 $5.97 $6.13 $12,740 4.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) (5) $6.10 $6.31 $13,130 3.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 1,250 $6.00 $5.90 $12,280 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,420 $6.22 $6.20 $12,900 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 650 $6.65 $6.78 $14,100 2.1 %
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 8,720 $6.79 $7.68 $15,980 4.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 470 $8.53 $9.26 $19,260 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (5) $9.50 $9.88 $20,560 7.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 4,970 $6.50 $7.23 $15,040 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,680 $6.23 $6.35 $13,200 1.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 900 $8.28 $8.84 $18,380 3.5 %
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 5,700 $6.34 $7.00 $14,570 3.3 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 50 $7.19 $7.87 $16,370 8.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (5) $9.64 $9.66 $20,100 11.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $6.20 $6.84 $14,230 12.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (3) 280 $6.16 $6.25 $13,010 3.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 310 $6.42 $6.79 $14,130 5.3 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (5) $7.32 $7.24 $15,070 7.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $6.10 $7.43 $15,450 13.5 %
39-5011 Barbers (3) (5) $5.98 $6.22 $12,940 11.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 610 $6.43 $8.27 $17,200 3.2 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (3) 80 $8.02 $7.83 $16,280 4.6 %
39-5093 Shampooers (3) (5) $6.14 $6.70 $13,930 7.5 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters (3) 230 $6.03 $6.42 $13,350 6.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 740 $6.02 $6.20 $12,900 2.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $6.22 $6.46 $13,430 2.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (5) $11.88 $11.35 $23,600 3.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 1,140 $6.33 $6.41 $13,330 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 29,650 $8.34 $12.02 $25,010 4.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,980 $12.86 $14.42 $29,990 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 450 $22.47 $23.44 $48,760 5.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 6,330 $6.15 $6.48 $13,490 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 600 $6.56 $7.61 $15,830 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 490 $11.43 $12.02 $25,010 3.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 11,220 $6.82 $8.87 $18,440 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 230 $11.59 $14.62 $30,400 10.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (5) $13.28 $18.36 $38,180 23.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (5) (4) $47.37 $98,540 13.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) (5) $8.33 $9.41 $19,570 7.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 790 $19.29 $22.69 $47,200 6.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 3,920 $18.25 $20.04 $41,690 2.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 440 $8.80 $10.09 $20,990 12.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) (5) $11.92 $15.74 $32,740 4.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 110 $24.31 $27.62 $57,450 6.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 180 $7.55 $7.66 $15,930 13.8 %
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 52,310 $9.72 $10.63 $22,110 2.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 2,980 $13.03 $14.21 $29,560 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) (5) $7.75 $7.85 $16,330 1.2 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators (3) 30 $8.16 $9.07 $18,870 15.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 660 $9.72 $10.14 $21,080 1.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 1,400 $9.17 $9.52 $19,810 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 3,760 $10.32 $10.73 $22,330 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 440 $11.45 $11.88 $24,710 2.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 100 $8.13 $9.82 $20,430 5.5 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) (5) $7.91 $8.05 $16,750 1.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (5) $11.57 $11.42 $23,750 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) (5) $10.86 $10.58 $22,000 4.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (5) $7.82 $8.49 $17,660 4.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,260 $8.59 $9.85 $20,500 6.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 960 $6.62 $7.14 $14,860 5.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 270 $6.50 $6.62 $13,770 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) 290 $8.55 $8.82 $18,350 1.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (5) $8.10 $9.82 $20,430 12.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 340 $13.48 $12.83 $26,680 6.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 310 $10.39 $11.46 $23,840 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 2,260 $7.62 $7.79 $16,210 1.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 250 $7.73 $8.33 $17,330 8.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 460 $7.27 $7.82 $16,270 3.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) (5) $9.51 $9.57 $19,900 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 440 $12.45 $12.47 $25,940 4.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) 80 $11.84 $11.08 $23,050 5.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 1,190 $12.92 $13.54 $28,170 12.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,910 $9.31 $10.16 $21,140 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 4,610 $6.88 $7.82 $16,270 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 100 $10.94 $10.65 $22,160 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,210 $13.24 $13.62 $28,330 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 1,950 $12.87 $12.77 $26,550 3.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 140 $9.58 $10.43 $21,690 4.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5,460 $9.80 $10.20 $21,210 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 610 $10.26 $10.88 $22,630 2.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 790 $10.10 $10.08 $20,960 6.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 1,170 $9.00 $9.52 $19,800 5.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (5) $13.97 $13.76 $28,620 9.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 390 $13.50 $14.98 $31,170 14.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 130 $7.72 $7.93 $16,490 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,680 $8.16 $8.81 $18,310 2.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) (5) $7.82 $8.07 $16,780 2.7 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (3) 60 $7.89 $8.66 $18,010 2.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (3) (5) $9.33 $9.95 $20,690 3.6 %
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 330 $8.68 $8.82 $18,340 7.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 100 $7.63 $7.57 $15,750 3.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (3) (5) $12.04 $11.52 $23,970 6.5 %
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 24,300 $13.49 $13.76 $28,630 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2,690 $18.64 $19.29 $40,110 3.7 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (3) 170 $17.95 $18.70 $38,890 4.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (5) $16.23 $16.63 $34,590 6.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 3,410 $14.45 $14.58 $30,330 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 340 $13.02 $12.94 $26,920 2.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,870 $9.14 $8.95 $18,610 6.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) (5) $10.38 $11.40 $23,720 6.6 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators (3) (5) $15.90 $17.24 $35,850 8.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 1,090 $12.99 $12.87 $26,760 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 3,380 $14.78 $14.51 $30,180 3.4 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) (5) $13.28 $13.26 $27,580 2.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 880 $12.32 $12.84 $26,700 4.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) (5) $9.70 $9.89 $20,580 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 3,000 $16.19 $16.58 $34,490 2.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (3) (5) $11.31 $11.37 $23,640 3.6 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 250 $14.52 $13.73 $28,560 5.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) (5) $14.99 $14.38 $29,910 3.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) 430 $15.40 $15.27 $31,750 2.4 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $10.89 $10.77 $22,410 3.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 1,110 $9.67 $9.55 $19,870 3.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 400 $11.70 $11.36 $23,640 4.6 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (3) 130 $10.26 $10.23 $21,270 2.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 850 $10.18 $10.26 $21,330 2.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 120 $16.41 $17.01 $35,380 7.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) (5) $8.51 $9.65 $20,070 8.1 %
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 14,810 $14.22 $14.56 $30,280 3.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,340 $18.28 $19.93 $41,450 5.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (5) $6.56 $8.97 $18,670 13.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 280 $12.90 $13.35 $27,770 9.5 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (5) $15.17 $15.05 $31,300 4.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 170 $22.01 $21.55 $44,830 6.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $13.64 $13.86 $28,830 7.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 1,290 $13.08 $13.83 $28,760 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 620 $13.43 $14.29 $29,730 3.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 270 $16.66 $16.13 $33,560 3.7 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (5) $18.76 $17.90 $37,230 8.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (5) $14.04 $12.21 $25,390 20.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 490 $7.32 $7.94 $16,520 8.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (5) $18.85 $18.34 $38,150 9.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 520 $12.55 $12.54 $26,090 3.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (5) $9.56 $9.55 $19,870 7.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,630 $18.08 $17.85 $37,130 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 2,230 $11.71 $12.36 $25,700 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) (5) $11.35 $14.95 $31,090 8.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) (5) $16.97 $16.64 $34,600 3.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $18.85 $18.65 $38,780 2.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) 410 $14.03 $14.30 $29,740 6.6 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (3) (5) $10.54 $12.93 $26,900 21.7 %
49-9096 Riggers (3) (5) $16.22 $16.40 $34,110 9.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 780 $8.41 $8.93 $18,580 2.7 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 17,570 $12.52 $13.93 $28,970 3.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,280 $21.14 $21.83 $45,410 6.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $13.08 $16.62 $34,560 20.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,110 $8.40 $9.48 $19,720 5.5 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 410 $7.17 $8.23 $17,120 7.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 480 $10.21 $10.74 $22,340 4.9 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $12.84 $12.58 $26,160 4.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $8.17 $8.91 $18,530 3.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $8.76 $8.04 $16,730 8.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $8.06 $8.05 $16,740 5.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $21.76 $18.01 $37,470 22.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 910 $15.95 $16.33 $33,970 6.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 940 $15.71 $15.59 $32,430 2.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $13.25 $13.32 $27,710 4.8 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (3) (5) $12.39 $12.74 $26,500 5.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers (3) (5) $11.25 $11.56 $24,040 6.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 100 $9.88 $9.45 $19,650 7.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 140 $11.46 $11.74 $24,410 4.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $6.31 $6.30 $13,110 2.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 220 $7.63 $7.87 $16,370 3.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (3) (5) $6.49 $7.02 $14,590 4.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 340 $9.50 $9.37 $19,490 6.8 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (3) 80 $11.09 $11.15 $23,200 10.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (3) (5) $10.92 $10.70 $22,250 5.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 200 $12.23 $12.27 $25,520 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 280 $10.26 $11.12 $23,130 8.1 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $18.79 $18.99 $39,500 4.4 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (3) 110 $22.48 $22.65 $47,120 4.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $20.38 $20.23 $42,080 3.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $15.51 $14.01 $29,150 19.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 40 $12.56 $11.61 $24,140 11.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 520 $15.39 $16.53 $34,390 4.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (5) $11.76 $11.64 $24,200 4.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (3) (5) $8.21 $13.45 $27,970 14.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (3) (5) $7.86 $8.97 $18,650 6.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,140 $8.45 $8.80 $18,310 3.3 %
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 20,080 $9.75 $10.81 $22,490 4.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $14.13 $14.75 $30,680 8.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 470 $17.31 $16.92 $35,180 6.5 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 40 (2) (2) $44,950 6.7 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (3) (5) $7.01 $7.22 $15,020 4.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) (5) $10.75 $10.53 $21,900 3.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 910 $10.01 $10.38 $21,590 7.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,840 $14.70 $14.21 $29,550 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,130 $9.79 $11.61 $24,150 9.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 120 $7.24 $7.52 $15,650 4.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (3) 890 $7.09 $8.61 $17,900 13.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (3) 590 $17.42 $17.90 $37,230 6.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) (5) $6.24 $6.49 $13,490 3.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $6.47 $6.84 $14,230 3.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 440 $14.31 $13.96 $29,030 3.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 270 $11.72 $11.43 $23,770 7.5 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators (3) (5) $14.31 $13.83 $28,780 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 480 $10.15 $11.12 $23,120 3.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 670 $6.54 $7.09 $14,740 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,550 $8.00 $8.65 $17,980 5.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 1,280 $6.05 $6.43 $13,370 3.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 710 $6.57 $7.55 $15,710 8.8 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (5) $10.82 $10.92 $22,720 7.4 %

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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1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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