Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bellingham, WA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Bellingham, WA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington.

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

SOC Major Groups in the Bellingham, WA MSA:

Click on the SOC code number to view that occupation's definition and national estimates.

Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,780 $25.76 $28.24 $58,730 3.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives (5) $54.76 $54.57 $113,500 8.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,060 $30.79 $30.94 $64,360 4.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $24.01 $24.48 $50,920 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $21.34 $24.85 $51,690 15.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $21.43 $22.27 $46,330 15.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers (5) $16.48 $22.13 $46,030 11.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $25.78 $26.62 $55,360 6.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 160 $23.98 $26.88 $55,900 6.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 50 $21.50 $23.43 $48,730 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 80 $24.85 $26.16 $54,410 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 100 $17.71 $19.84 $41,260 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $23.25 $22.35 $46,490 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $23.10 $24.42 $50,790 14.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (2) (2) $73,570 5.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $15.54 $16.77 $34,880 12.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 $24.50 $23.76 $49,430 4.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (5) $15.34 $16.68 $34,700 10.3 %
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 1,800 $18.62 $19.44 $40,430 4.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) (5) $11.96 $12.64 $26,290 3.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 90 $18.07 $20.09 $41,790 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 130 $20.88 $21.61 $44,960 3.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (5) $19.07 $18.75 $38,990 4.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $19.37 $20.50 $42,630 7.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (5) $19.55 $21.01 $43,690 7.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 550 $18.83 $20.85 $43,370 5.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 60 $26.55 $24.52 $50,990 8.7 %
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 570 $21.56 $22.65 $47,120 5.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 140 $23.95 $24.96 $51,920 7.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $20.96 $20.38 $42,380 17.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30 $22.05 $25.34 $52,710 12.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $28.01 $28.30 $58,860 8.5 %
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 770 $21.29 $23.99 $49,890 16.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) (5) $35.16 $32.80 $68,230 2.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) (5) $25.62 $25.76 $53,590 4.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $36.11 $31.88 $66,310 5.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 40 $33.74 $31.00 $64,470 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $13.71 $14.53 $30,220 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 420 $19.27 $22.20 $46,180 9.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $30.04 $28.83 $59,960 13.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (5) $46.21 $38.61 $80,310 19.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 120 $18.76 $19.82 $41,230 7.6 %
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 1,220 $14.54 $15.71 $32,670 9.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 240 $20.82 $20.99 $43,670 7.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (5) $16.72 $17.03 $35,420 2.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 200 $9.78 $12.31 $25,610 17.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (5) $11.07 $11.89 $24,730 5.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (5) $19.38 $19.28 $40,100 4.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators (5) $20.41 $20.45 $42,530 4.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (5) $14.29 $13.28 $27,610 12.4 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 120 $19.41 $20.43 $42,480 4.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $19.44 $19.63 $40,830 3.2 %
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 4,610 $16.10 $17.25 $35,880 5.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $7.11 $8.16 $16,970 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 60 (2) (2) $33,650 4.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 600 (2) (2) $37,900 2.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 450 (2) (2) $40,170 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 360 (2) (2) $40,100 3.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (5) (2) (2) $39,500 5.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (2) (2) $40,290 3.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (5) (2) (2) $35,420 3.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (2) (2) $39,380 3.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (5) $9.61 $9.64 $20,040 6.3 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 80 $20.35 $20.45 $42,540 2.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $12.47 $12.69 $26,400 6.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $19.33 $18.58 $38,640 3.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 740 (2) (2) $19,790 2.0 %
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 1,410 $12.04 $15.18 $31,560 7.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (5) $10.06 $10.44 $21,710 6.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) (5) $10.55 $11.79 $24,520 5.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (2) (2) $25,780 7.1 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) 60 $12.94 $14.03 $29,180 5.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 170 $15.41 $16.23 $33,770 4.1 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $17.23 $18.04 $37,520 19.0 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) (5) $10.28 $13.55 $28,170 28.4 %
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 1,340 $19.11 $26.53 $55,180 10.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) (5) $32.39 $29.31 $60,960 2.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) (5) $28.38 $28.01 $58,260 4.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 250 $20.00 $20.68 $43,010 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $23.10 $22.52 $46,840 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) (5) $34.58 $30.81 $64,090 5.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (5) $15.68 $15.97 $33,210 3.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $13.79 $13.94 $28,990 3.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 180 $12.59 $12.94 $26,920 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 30 $11.90 $11.80 $24,540 3.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $12.60 $13.40 $27,860 5.6 %
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 880 $8.56 $8.88 $18,470 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $8.16 $8.38 $17,440 4.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) (5) $8.06 $8.17 $17,000 1.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $9.63 $9.59 $19,950 2.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $12.36 $12.18 $25,340 6.8 %
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 1,130 $10.32 $13.24 $27,540 6.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) (5) $31.56 $29.81 $62,010 2.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (3) (5) $20.85 $20.82 $43,300 26.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) (5) $22.57 $23.74 $49,390 4.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 400 $8.40 $9.72 $20,210 7.9 %
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 8,010 $6.63 $7.86 $16,350 2.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (5) $12.19 $12.77 $26,550 4.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $15.69 $15.69 $32,630 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.33 $6.55 $13,620 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) (5) $9.39 $9.34 $19,430 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) (5) $8.05 $8.36 $17,390 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $7.11 $7.43 $15,450 4.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 260 $7.16 $7.83 $16,290 7.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) (5) $7.56 $7.70 $16,010 1.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 2,740 $6.46 $6.91 $14,370 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.82 $7.84 $16,310 5.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) (5) $6.06 $6.39 $13,280 1.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (5) $6.43 $6.76 $14,060 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.37 $6.67 $13,870 2.6 %
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 $8.32 $9.32 $19,390 4.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 160 $9.03 $9.94 $20,670 5.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $20.14 $22.36 $46,500 13.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 910 $8.52 $9.12 $18,960 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 510 $7.13 $7.74 $16,100 4.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $9.03 $10.09 $20,990 8.0 %
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 1,360 $7.65 $9.43 $19,610 10.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $14.60 $13.95 $29,010 4.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (3) (5) $6.25 $6.63 $13,800 5.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $6.54 $7.46 $15,520 7.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $9.02 $8.90 $18,510 8.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $6.76 $7.50 $15,610 6.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) 240 $7.33 $7.45 $15,500 4.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (5) $7.67 $8.72 $18,140 9.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $7.47 $7.69 $16,000 3.8 %
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 6,450 $9.21 $12.16 $25,290 4.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 440 $15.49 $16.77 $34,880 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $22.32 $25.84 $53,750 9.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 2,320 $8.06 $9.02 $18,760 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 180 $8.11 $8.75 $18,200 3.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 140 $12.26 $12.54 $26,080 2.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 1,910 $8.02 $9.66 $20,100 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 110 $15.81 $18.18 $37,810 6.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $13.32 $26.91 $55,980 26.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) (5) $8.94 $9.22 $19,170 17.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 80 $22.01 $23.67 $49,230 5.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 530 $16.53 $20.20 $42,010 7.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) (5) $7.37 $10.22 $21,270 21.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 150 $9.52 $11.44 $23,800 17.5 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 60 $15.40 $16.83 $35,000 6.2 %
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 10,350 $10.80 $11.75 $24,440 4.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 770 $16.24 $17.17 $35,720 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) (5) $7.89 $8.67 $18,030 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 130 $11.26 $11.45 $23,830 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 360 $12.16 $12.29 $25,570 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 1,090 $11.59 $11.89 $24,730 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 60 $12.56 $13.06 $27,160 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) (5) $10.61 $10.64 $22,130 3.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) (5) $14.02 $14.68 $30,520 10.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 600 $10.59 $11.06 $23,010 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) (5) $7.85 $8.56 $17,800 6.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 210 $7.27 $7.38 $15,340 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $10.58 $13.13 $27,310 5.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) (5) $10.99 $10.97 $22,810 1.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $11.99 $12.55 $26,110 10.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 70 $11.22 $11.47 $23,860 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 410 $9.70 $9.65 $20,070 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 30 $8.75 $9.00 $18,720 4.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 80 $13.48 $13.90 $28,920 6.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 60 $16.07 $17.60 $36,610 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 430 $10.08 $10.75 $22,360 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 640 $9.24 $10.24 $21,290 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 540 $13.90 $14.14 $29,420 4.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 270 $10.69 $11.40 $23,700 7.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 700 $10.37 $10.79 $22,440 3.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) (5) $16.19 $15.95 $33,180 4.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 250 $11.02 $10.58 $22,010 4.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) (5) $11.48 $11.28 $23,470 2.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) (5) $8.61 $8.96 $18,630 6.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 830 $9.24 $9.67 $20,120 2.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) (5) $10.67 $11.54 $24,000 4.9 %
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 180 $9.78 $10.05 $20,910 5.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (3) (5) $6.74 $7.57 $15,750 5.1 %
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 3,770 $15.71 $16.93 $35,220 9.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 $23.34 $24.80 $51,580 8.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,040 $14.54 $15.55 $32,330 9.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $28.60 $24.76 $51,490 14.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 440 $14.07 $14.04 $29,200 18.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 280 $18.83 $20.47 $42,570 4.6 %
47-2082 Tapers (3) (5) $24.15 $24.36 $50,670 9.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 100 $22.12 $21.36 $44,430 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 200 $21.70 $18.97 $39,470 14.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 280 $22.98 $23.06 $47,970 9.9 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 170 $13.71 $14.39 $29,940 3.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) (5) $18.17 $19.64 $40,840 6.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $17.73 $17.80 $37,030 7.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 80 $10.56 $12.43 $25,860 13.7 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (3) (5) $14.44 $13.87 $28,850 9.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $14.38 $14.07 $29,260 4.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) (5) $19.42 $30.17 $62,750 8.1 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (3) (5) $11.31 $11.01 $22,900 2.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) (5) $14.66 $14.42 $29,990 5.6 %
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 3,180 $15.15 $15.73 $32,720 5.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 370 $22.32 $25.39 $52,800 9.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (5) $15.49 $15.71 $32,670 2.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 300 $13.52 $13.57 $28,220 3.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) (5) $16.99 $17.23 $35,850 2.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (3) (5) $11.12 $13.23 $27,530 14.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) (5) $16.56 $16.59 $34,510 2.4 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (5) $14.36 $15.36 $31,950 13.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (5) $12.13 $12.27 $25,520 3.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $8.42 $8.67 $18,040 4.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) (5) $15.82 $16.27 $33,840 3.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 30 $20.25 $20.60 $42,850 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 660 $15.35 $15.59 $32,430 5.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) (5) $9.66 $10.98 $22,830 5.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 5,390 $11.29 $13.50 $28,080 8.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 450 $19.31 $22.03 $45,810 10.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $16.22 $16.36 $34,020 3.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 330 $9.86 $10.20 $21,210 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) (5) $9.59 $9.81 $20,400 1.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $17.94 $17.75 $36,920 3.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (3) 170 $8.23 $9.21 $19,150 4.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 380 $9.56 $9.41 $19,570 3.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $13.90 $13.58 $28,240 2.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $15.15 $16.24 $33,780 21.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 150 $15.52 $15.65 $32,560 2.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (5) $14.81 $15.72 $32,700 19.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) (5) $12.44 $12.99 $27,020 7.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $7.77 $7.98 $16,600 5.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $9.24 $8.96 $18,630 4.3 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $10.08 $10.11 $21,020 5.6 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers (3) (5) $9.59 $9.78 $20,350 7.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (3) (5) $10.97 $12.20 $25,380 3.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (5) $13.89 $14.17 $29,470 7.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $20.88 $24.82 $51,630 6.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 60 $16.28 $15.58 $32,400 4.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) 40 $14.62 $15.06 $31,330 4.8 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $8.89 $9.40 $19,560 8.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.63 $10.19 $21,190 9.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 130 $8.01 $8.54 $17,760 3.9 %
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 3,650 $11.74 $12.24 $25,460 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $21.89 $21.35 $44,400 10.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $16.22 $20.37 $42,360 7.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 190 $12.75 $12.87 $26,770 3.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 110 $14.48 $14.55 $30,270 4.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 870 $14.18 $14.46 $30,070 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 490 $11.90 $11.98 $24,910 5.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) $16.66 $17.19 $35,750 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 130 $12.69 $13.21 $27,490 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 150 $7.81 $9.02 $18,760 5.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 510 $9.86 $10.35 $21,520 4.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 160 $10.14 $11.41 $23,730 5.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 390 $7.48 $8.06 $16,770 2.6 %

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.

(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.



top

State estimates for Washington

Washington's metropolitan area estimates:

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

Recommend this page using: