Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in South Carolina.

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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 16,930 $20.51 $23.92 $49,750 3.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,190 $36.77 $38.44 $79,960 7.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 5,670 $20.71 $25.05 $52,110 3.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 270 $6.07 $6.92 $14,390 10.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 130 $19.99 $23.06 $47,960 8.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 150 $21.71 $23.26 $48,370 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 490 $23.84 $27.50 $57,210 4.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 160 $18.21 $20.81 $43,280 5.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 990 $12.91 $14.16 $29,450 5.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 180 $27.86 $27.69 $57,590 4.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,080 $23.63 $24.70 $51,380 5.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 350 $22.12 $24.35 $50,650 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 320 $27.63 $29.80 $61,990 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 230 $18.85 $21.24 $44,170 3.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 270 $22.40 $21.95 $45,650 5.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 900 $14.33 $15.18 $31,570 5.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (3) (5) $11.04 $12.63 $26,270 16.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $17.90 $23.20 $48,260 14.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 380 $36.45 $33.36 $69,380 4.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 70 $46.61 $45.51 $94,650 12.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 260 $18.06 $17.79 $37,010 4.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 390 $22.34 $23.03 $47,900 11.4 %
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 7,690 $16.72 $18.01 $37,470 3.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 140 $12.69 $14.79 $30,770 5.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 410 $19.96 $22.15 $46,060 3.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 150 $18.68 $19.52 $40,610 10.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $18.67 $19.41 $40,380 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 290 $16.51 $18.49 $38,460 4.0 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 80 $18.14 $17.92 $37,280 8.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $12.53 $14.37 $29,890 8.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 170 $21.60 $18.22 $37,900 13.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 490 $19.09 $18.97 $39,460 7.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 920 $19.52 $19.98 $41,560 5.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (5) $16.32 $17.00 $35,370 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 2,030 $15.78 $17.95 $37,330 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) 70 $15.17 $16.49 $34,300 3.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) 130 $19.04 $19.75 $41,070 3.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $16.59 $18.36 $38,180 7.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) (5) $15.88 $16.45 $34,220 9.7 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 70 $15.76 $17.31 $36,000 2.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $12.78 $14.59 $30,340 8.1 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (3) (5) $9.94 $11.80 $24,540 3.7 %
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 2,480 $20.46 $21.10 $43,890 2.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (5) $15.97 $18.66 $38,820 16.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 260 $20.60 $22.84 $47,500 8.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (5) $25.38 $24.90 $51,790 2.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (5) $25.58 $26.03 $54,150 3.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 310 $13.31 $15.94 $33,150 9.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 460 $21.14 $23.06 $47,960 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 180 $20.77 $21.72 $45,190 6.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 180 $16.47 $17.15 $35,670 9.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 180 $13.47 $15.68 $32,620 6.4 %
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 4,010 $21.47 $22.26 $46,300 6.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) (5) $23.53 $24.24 $50,410 1.8 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (3) 30 $13.52 $17.86 $37,140 18.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 300 $15.85 $16.40 $34,120 4.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 340 $25.12 $25.59 $53,230 4.0 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 60 $24.04 $24.44 $50,840 3.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 120 $29.55 $28.83 $59,960 6.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 210 $26.82 $24.06 $50,040 7.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $25.24 $25.32 $52,660 4.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 170 $26.76 $29.18 $60,700 2.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (3) 80 $26.31 $26.37 $54,840 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 190 $27.68 $25.10 $52,210 12.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $13.25 $14.72 $30,630 5.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 60 $17.50 $17.50 $36,400 2.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $16.30 $16.76 $34,860 3.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 700 $20.34 $21.01 $43,700 7.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $13.04 $15.28 $31,780 14.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) 320 $10.76 $12.40 $25,800 2.1 %
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 1,000 $20.18 $20.90 $43,480 1.7 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 120 $23.61 $23.93 $49,770 4.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 100 $21.75 $22.20 $46,180 2.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (3) 50 $18.19 $19.36 $40,270 6.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 180 $18.63 $19.18 $39,890 8.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $16.85 $20.59 $42,820 4.9 %
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 3,280 $12.38 $13.97 $29,060 12.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) (5) $18.55 $18.77 $39,050 5.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (5) $15.68 $16.25 $33,790 6.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (5) $8.68 $11.75 $24,450 15.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 570 $12.92 $13.91 $28,920 11.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (5) $16.03 $19.38 $40,310 2.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 100 $12.25 $12.96 $26,960 4.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 430 $11.94 $12.95 $26,930 4.9 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (5) $15.99 $25.16 $52,330 6.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers (5) $44.80 $43.60 $90,690 28.8 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 110 $10.25 $15.28 $31,780 23.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (5) $14.08 $13.55 $28,180 8.0 %
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 16,840 $14.81 $15.43 $32,100 6.3 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) 190 (2) (2) $42,760 2.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (3) 100 (2) (2) $38,570 12.4 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (3) 210 (2) (2) $44,440 15.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 1,040 $7.31 $8.39 $17,450 4.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 220 (2) (2) $32,310 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 3,220 (2) (2) $33,260 4.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,340 (2) (2) $35,210 5.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,510 (2) (2) $35,610 3.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 (2) (2) $37,940 4.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (5) $9.42 $10.74 $22,330 16.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (5) $9.28 $9.68 $20,140 7.6 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians (3) (5) $8.90 $9.67 $20,110 7.4 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 440 $16.38 $17.19 $35,750 3.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (5) $8.22 $9.42 $19,590 3.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 150 $13.43 $14.62 $30,420 17.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 1,720 (2) (2) $15,220 3.1 %
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 2,000 $12.88 $14.92 $31,030 6.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 210 $17.27 $20.73 $43,120 5.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (5) $8.43 $8.47 $17,620 5.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (5) $18.57 $18.07 $37,580 6.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) (5) $12.62 $16.73 $34,810 15.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 70 $7.99 $8.18 $17,020 3.2 %
27-2011 Actors (5) (2) (2) $19,670 14.8 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $11.83 $17.13 $35,630 15.4 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) (5) $10.51 $12.60 $26,220 19.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 320 $14.25 $15.57 $32,380 3.1 %
27-3041 Editors 120 $12.47 $13.23 $27,510 3.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $20.55 $21.30 $44,300 6.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (5) $13.97 $14.05 $29,230 9.4 %
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 12,640 $20.44 $22.78 $47,370 9.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 120 $13.94 $13.46 $28,010 6.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 300 $30.25 $28.35 $58,960 2.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) (5) $13.09 $18.70 $38,900 22.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 4,220 $21.46 $21.54 $44,810 3.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 80 $25.63 $26.04 $54,170 4.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 170 $31.77 $31.05 $64,580 2.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) 210 $19.63 $22.24 $46,260 7.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (5) $29.90 $32.59 $67,790 2.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 110 $30.12 $31.42 $65,360 13.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) 430 $19.18 $19.48 $40,520 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 480 $12.44 $13.64 $28,380 5.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) (5) $17.87 $18.14 $37,740 11.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (3) 90 $15.39 $16.70 $34,750 6.2 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (3) 40 $20.55 $20.79 $43,240 7.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 350 $16.70 $18.01 $37,450 5.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) (5) $8.94 $9.20 $19,140 5.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (3) 120 $7.22 $7.60 $15,810 7.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 430 $8.56 $9.00 $18,720 4.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $12.96 $12.85 $26,740 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 200 $9.41 $9.20 $19,130 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 1,550 $12.07 $12.38 $25,750 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (5) $8.11 $8.86 $18,420 14.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $17.41 $17.90 $37,230 12.7 %
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 4,270 $8.18 $9.40 $19,550 4.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 440 $6.90 $7.50 $15,600 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 1,370 $7.18 $7.29 $15,160 2.0 %
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides (5) $6.42 $7.23 $15,030 8.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $13.47 $13.85 $28,800 6.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $11.05 $11.17 $23,230 6.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (5) $9.22 $9.08 $18,890 3.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 410 $8.40 $12.36 $25,720 6.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $12.61 $12.81 $26,640 3.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (5) $8.02 $8.50 $17,680 8.1 %
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 5,670 $9.63 $11.40 $23,710 11.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 440 $21.52 $21.73 $45,200 4.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (3) 520 $11.49 $12.32 $25,620 3.2 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (3) (5) $12.69 $14.43 $30,010 3.7 %
33-3011 Bailiffs (3) (5) $7.84 $7.96 $16,560 2.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) (5) $18.28 $20.79 $43,250 13.2 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers (3) (5) $7.29 $7.38 $15,350 11.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 1,160 $13.54 $14.40 $29,950 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 2,290 $7.34 $7.64 $15,890 3.6 %
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 23,260 $6.32 $6.72 $13,990 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $14.99 $15.02 $31,250 16.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 710 $10.58 $12.95 $26,940 17.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.24 $6.65 $13,820 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 980 $7.56 $7.69 $16,000 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 1,550 $7.85 $8.26 $17,190 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 470 $7.77 $8.12 $16,890 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,260 $7.21 $7.14 $14,850 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 590 $5.93 $6.08 $12,640 2.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 4,180 $5.90 $5.87 $12,200 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 770 $6.43 $6.54 $13,600 4.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 6,600 $6.03 $6.22 $12,940 1.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) 620 $5.91 $5.94 $12,350 3.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 870 $6.45 $6.82 $14,190 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,530 $6.22 $6.21 $12,920 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 1,340 $5.95 $6.45 $13,410 3.8 %
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 9,850 $7.18 $7.80 $16,220 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 280 $9.71 $11.70 $24,330 4.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 380 $10.35 $11.09 $23,070 7.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 3,090 $6.93 $7.32 $15,220 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 3,320 $6.29 $6.52 $13,560 1.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (3) (5) $8.69 $9.44 $19,630 12.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,850 $8.00 $8.42 $17,520 2.7 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (3) (5) $10.80 $10.78 $22,430 6.2 %
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 4,280 $7.73 $9.21 $19,160 6.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (5) $11.87 $12.26 $25,490 3.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 190 $6.82 $6.90 $14,360 4.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (3) 60 $6.13 $6.20 $12,890 4.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 380 $6.48 $7.71 $16,040 13.6 %
39-4011 Embalmers (3) (5) $10.42 $10.70 $22,260 11.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $8.26 $9.01 $18,730 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 660 $14.12 $12.68 $26,380 22.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (3) (5) $7.77 $7.86 $16,340 4.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (3) 310 $6.31 $6.68 $13,890 4.4 %
39-6012 Concierges (5) $9.31 $9.16 $19,060 3.7 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 320 $8.43 $9.49 $19,740 14.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $5.99 $6.09 $12,660 2.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $6.03 $6.24 $12,980 7.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (5) $8.19 $9.29 $19,320 11.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 300 $7.75 $8.97 $18,670 6.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (5) $12.57 $13.15 $27,350 4.2 %
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 23,240 $7.80 $10.94 $22,740 5.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,170 $12.85 $14.83 $30,840 6.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 830 $11.48 $15.53 $32,300 13.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 6,660 $6.21 $6.49 $13,490 0.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 1,640 $6.65 $7.49 $15,580 3.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 760 $9.21 $10.04 $20,890 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 6,650 $7.88 $9.31 $19,360 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 340 $13.62 $15.73 $32,730 4.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 250 $15.48 $19.27 $40,090 16.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 380 $16.23 $24.04 $50,000 18.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) (5) $10.17 $10.64 $22,120 3.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 210 $18.56 $20.30 $42,220 4.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 1,180 $15.44 $17.82 $37,060 3.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) 490 $20.92 $27.19 $56,560 17.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 160 $28.67 $27.87 $57,980 12.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 490 $6.63 $6.69 $13,920 5.2 %
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 36,100 $9.57 $10.50 $21,830 2.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 1,590 $14.04 $15.67 $32,590 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 390 $7.79 $8.07 $16,780 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 290 $10.05 $10.19 $21,200 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 1,020 $10.03 $10.59 $22,020 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 3,320 $10.23 $10.51 $21,850 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 450 $12.49 $12.82 $26,670 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 230 $10.15 $10.88 $22,620 4.7 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 1,120 $8.69 $8.81 $18,330 1.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (3) 80 $11.41 $12.04 $25,030 8.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 80 $9.87 $10.51 $21,850 6.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) 240 $10.39 $10.41 $21,660 2.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $9.79 $11.86 $24,660 23.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,050 $9.73 $10.36 $21,540 3.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 260 $10.65 $11.93 $24,820 5.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 730 $7.15 $7.35 $15,290 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 340 $7.55 $7.45 $15,490 4.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) 370 $8.23 $8.71 $18,110 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 210 $6.35 $6.91 $14,370 12.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) 120 $10.09 $10.19 $21,190 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 440 $10.98 $10.98 $22,830 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 610 $10.47 $11.33 $23,560 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 1,680 $8.42 $8.64 $17,960 1.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 170 $8.89 $9.48 $19,720 8.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (3) 70 $15.07 $15.05 $31,310 5.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $7.34 $7.69 $16,000 3.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 140 $10.39 $10.51 $21,850 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 410 $12.68 $14.17 $29,480 4.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) 80 $11.64 $12.63 $26,280 3.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 360 $12.58 $13.88 $28,860 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,570 $9.47 $9.88 $20,550 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 3,580 $7.97 $8.78 $18,250 1.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,740 $12.00 $12.94 $26,920 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 40 $10.13 $10.79 $22,440 5.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) (5) $9.99 $9.96 $20,710 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,050 $9.79 $10.32 $21,470 3.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 250 $13.59 $13.32 $27,710 4.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 650 $9.35 $9.80 $20,380 4.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 380 $9.11 $9.52 $19,790 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 180 $14.07 $14.53 $30,220 20.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,980 $8.41 $9.02 $18,770 2.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) 70 $8.45 $8.93 $18,580 4.7 %
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 250 $9.73 $12.50 $25,990 12.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (5) $18.01 $18.87 $39,240 3.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (5) $7.76 $8.00 $16,650 4.6 %
45-4021 Fallers 70 $7.31 $8.86 $18,420 20.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (3) (5) $11.01 $11.20 $23,290 3.1 %
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 13,720 $11.77 $12.60 $26,210 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,510 $16.95 $17.97 $37,370 4.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $11.79 $11.81 $24,570 2.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 810 $11.87 $12.23 $25,430 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 320 $11.69 $11.58 $24,080 4.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 900 $7.78 $7.83 $16,290 2.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) (5) $11.17 $12.06 $25,090 4.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 510 $10.43 $10.93 $22,740 5.1 %
47-2111 Electricians (5) $17.23 $18.12 $37,690 1.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (5) $11.24 $11.53 $23,980 2.7 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) 610 $10.34 $10.50 $21,830 6.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 1,180 $12.11 $11.98 $24,920 4.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) 200 $9.38 $9.41 $19,580 6.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 830 $13.47 $13.66 $28,420 3.3 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 190 $10.80 $10.66 $22,170 2.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) (5) $11.25 $11.68 $24,290 3.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $12.75 $13.46 $28,000 4.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $8.06 $8.25 $17,150 7.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (5) $8.24 $8.61 $17,910 2.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 110 $9.55 $10.11 $21,020 8.4 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (3) (5) $7.77 $7.64 $15,900 3.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 90 $14.37 $13.83 $28,760 8.9 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (3) (5) $10.27 $10.29 $21,410 2.2 %
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 11,960 $12.93 $14.51 $30,170 3.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 830 $21.54 $22.01 $45,790 6.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 390 $12.70 $12.97 $26,970 8.4 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 70 $20.03 $21.28 $44,260 5.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 160 $16.54 $16.10 $33,480 5.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (5) $6.51 $9.84 $20,480 28.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 2,100 $12.25 $14.23 $29,590 4.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 230 $12.93 $13.52 $28,120 2.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 990 $18.50 $19.96 $41,520 13.3 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 130 $14.01 $13.32 $27,710 4.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 90 $12.46 $12.17 $25,300 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $7.77 $7.95 $16,530 5.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 590 $10.91 $11.83 $24,610 5.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (5) $13.97 $14.58 $30,320 4.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 450 $18.53 $17.88 $37,200 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 2,120 $10.33 $11.44 $23,790 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) (5) $11.36 $12.18 $25,340 6.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) 220 $18.90 $18.05 $37,540 6.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) 320 $16.53 $16.25 $33,790 3.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $14.38 $13.66 $28,420 4.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 240 $8.74 $9.53 $19,810 4.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 14,840 $10.60 $12.01 $24,980 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,250 $19.65 $19.64 $40,850 3.8 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 50 $10.96 $12.40 $25,790 19.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (5) $10.05 $10.65 $22,150 9.6 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (5) $13.51 $12.37 $25,720 3.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,740 $11.23 $10.49 $21,830 5.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 310 $7.86 $8.33 $17,330 2.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 330 $9.60 $10.14 $21,090 9.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $12.02 $11.96 $24,880 2.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $7.64 $7.61 $15,820 5.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $8.27 $8.36 $17,400 3.3 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $12.64 $12.42 $25,830 7.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 500 $13.44 $13.42 $27,920 3.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) 80 $20.45 $19.22 $39,980 7.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 490 $12.42 $12.56 $26,130 2.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $12.40 $12.54 $26,070 4.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers (3) 30 $8.67 $9.26 $19,260 7.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $12.23 $11.67 $24,270 6.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 120 $9.37 $9.63 $20,020 3.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 330 $6.35 $6.74 $14,010 5.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) 220 $7.62 $7.62 $15,850 2.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 210 $6.65 $6.99 $14,530 3.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (3) (5) $9.11 $9.50 $19,760 4.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (5) $10.39 $11.23 $23,360 10.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 350 $13.51 $14.82 $30,840 5.9 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $16.43 $16.71 $34,750 9.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) 30 $8.64 $8.70 $18,100 3.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 30 $10.96 $10.73 $22,320 2.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 780 $10.46 $12.72 $26,470 4.2 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (3) (5) $12.67 $15.33 $31,880 28.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $23.33 $20.54 $42,710 19.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 70 $9.85 $9.95 $20,700 2.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (3) 150 $8.85 $8.48 $17,630 6.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (5) $9.15 $11.73 $24,400 24.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 790 $7.41 $7.61 $15,820 2.8 %
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 17,960 $8.51 $9.96 $20,720 4.0 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 40 $15.22 $15.29 $31,810 5.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 340 $12.61 $14.20 $29,540 7.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 420 $20.15 $21.96 $45,670 5.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (2) (2) $40,720 6.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) (5) $7.39 $7.72 $16,060 4.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 1,370 $6.67 $6.82 $14,180 5.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) (5) $7.26 $8.68 $18,060 11.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,460 $12.23 $13.39 $27,860 5.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,410 $10.27 $10.49 $21,820 7.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) (5) $6.87 $7.06 $14,690 4.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (3) (5) $13.13 $17.95 $37,330 18.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) 50 $5.92 $5.93 $12,340 3.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $7.33 $7.43 $15,460 3.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 400 $16.38 $19.69 $40,950 9.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 60 $12.40 $12.62 $26,250 4.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 920 $10.98 $15.66 $32,570 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 730 $6.53 $7.05 $14,660 4.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,480 $7.38 $7.73 $16,070 4.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 300 $9.62 $10.43 $21,700 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 1,280 $6.55 $6.97 $14,500 2.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) (5) $7.90 $8.09 $16,820 3.2 %

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.

(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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