Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston, WV MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Charleston, WV MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in West Virginia.

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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 9,480 $22.83 $26.06 $54,210 3.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 860 $30.98 $36.50 $75,930 6.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,680 $23.21 $26.13 $54,350 3.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $24.84 $27.39 $56,980 10.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $30.74 $32.80 $68,220 10.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $27.11 $28.52 $59,320 5.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 $18.04 $19.83 $41,250 9.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 370 $14.56 $16.93 $35,220 6.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 330 $23.47 $23.74 $49,380 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 740 $23.93 $28.49 $59,250 7.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 220 $25.69 $25.23 $52,480 4.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 200 $25.64 $25.94 $53,960 5.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 140 $17.42 $19.33 $40,210 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $24.78 $25.05 $52,100 9.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $19.22 $19.42 $40,390 4.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (5) $31.10 $31.04 $64,550 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (5) $11.60 $12.69 $26,400 3.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 360 $20.36 $24.17 $50,270 4.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $16.00 $21.10 $43,890 19.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 270 $15.92 $17.25 $35,880 5.9 %
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 4,840 $15.91 $17.45 $36,290 4.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 120 $12.92 $13.04 $27,120 6.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 110 $16.47 $18.79 $39,070 6.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $15.08 $16.09 $33,460 5.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 130 $15.90 $17.64 $36,690 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 130 $14.83 $16.31 $33,920 11.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 260 $16.42 $17.85 $37,130 9.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $25.19 $28.30 $58,870 6.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (5) $10.54 $12.20 $25,370 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 1,440 $16.61 $18.92 $39,350 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) 90 $14.47 $15.02 $31,240 2.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 100 $15.50 $15.90 $33,080 6.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) (5) $15.30 $15.46 $32,160 7.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (5) $14.88 $16.43 $34,170 18.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (3) 30 $6.96 $9.67 $20,110 15.1 %
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 2,000 $17.64 $18.34 $38,140 5.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 580 $19.35 $19.96 $41,520 3.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (5) $32.53 $31.93 $66,420 5.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (5) $12.28 $13.40 $27,870 5.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (5) $24.63 $25.39 $52,820 5.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 60 $20.54 $21.77 $45,290 3.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators (5) $18.80 $18.90 $39,310 5.3 %
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 2,920 $20.14 $22.45 $46,690 6.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) (5) $32.85 $34.24 $71,220 13.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) (5) $32.51 $31.08 $64,640 2.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (5) $20.40 $25.21 $52,430 3.5 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (5) $38.56 $36.91 $76,780 9.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 220 $14.79 $15.16 $31,530 11.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (5) $15.65 $16.00 $33,290 5.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 140 $13.14 $14.97 $31,130 7.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) (5) $23.58 $23.08 $48,000 3.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (5) $20.79 $22.29 $46,350 2.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) 160 $11.09 $12.54 $26,080 8.6 %
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 2,040 $19.31 $21.12 $43,920 7.5 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 140 $27.52 $28.30 $58,860 5.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (5) $14.81 $19.73 $41,040 4.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (5) $15.01 $15.66 $32,580 11.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (5) $10.65 $11.46 $23,840 8.6 %
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 980 $11.06 $11.37 $23,650 6.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 380 $11.62 $12.14 $25,260 5.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 170 $9.37 $9.97 $20,740 11.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $8.21 $8.66 $18,010 6.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $6.12 $7.44 $15,470 14.1 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (5) $14.71 $16.40 $34,110 23.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers (5) $24.49 $26.16 $54,420 10.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (5) $13.43 $13.55 $28,190 3.1 %
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 4,790 $16.45 $16.25 $33,800 3.6 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $44,990 3.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (5) $12.47 $13.38 $27,830 8.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $6.69 $8.16 $16,960 15.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $8.47 $9.20 $19,130 11.0 %
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 1,110 $16.24 $18.06 $37,570 8.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (5) $9.87 $9.94 $20,680 4.4 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $8.36 $13.27 $27,600 19.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 110 $13.67 $15.38 $31,990 4.5 %
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 7,200 $17.07 $18.72 $38,940 5.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) (5) $35.22 $32.57 $67,740 3.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (5) $49.70 $48.65 $101,190 6.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 4,720 $19.33 $21.31 $44,330 4.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) (5) $20.29 $20.28 $42,180 16.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) (5) $27.46 $27.32 $56,820 2.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $25.11 $24.66 $51,300 6.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) (5) $18.10 $18.20 $37,850 3.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $10.36 $10.79 $22,430 5.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) (5) $9.39 $10.00 $20,810 5.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) (5) $7.77 $8.30 $17,260 4.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $11.65 $12.34 $25,660 2.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $7.74 $7.83 $16,290 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) (5) $11.45 $12.12 $25,200 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (5) $11.40 $10.81 $22,490 3.6 %
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 2,780 $6.76 $7.24 $15,060 6.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $6.22 $6.35 $13,210 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 910 $6.91 $7.21 $14,990 2.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (5) $8.07 $8.84 $18,390 10.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (5) $9.90 $10.74 $22,330 8.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 220 $7.90 $9.37 $19,480 18.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $6.14 $6.08 $12,650 4.1 %
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 3,400 $9.09 $10.28 $21,370 12.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 30 $18.27 $23.50 $48,880 15.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (3) (5) $16.34 $18.28 $38,020 3.8 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers (3) 30 $7.70 $7.79 $16,200 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 590 $13.70 $13.67 $28,430 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) (5) $6.46 $6.90 $14,350 3.2 %
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 9,880 $6.16 $6.36 $13,230 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 160 $9.38 $10.24 $21,300 7.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 200 $9.98 $10.75 $22,350 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $5.98 $5.93 $12,340 3.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 620 $7.72 $7.80 $16,220 2.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 690 $6.64 $6.89 $14,340 4.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 90 $6.19 $6.39 $13,280 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 670 $6.37 $6.63 $13,800 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) (5) $6.23 $6.28 $13,060 2.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) (5) $6.03 $6.19 $12,870 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 170 $6.00 $6.04 $12,560 2.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 2,030 $5.97 $5.88 $12,240 1.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 400 $6.03 $6.04 $12,570 1.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (5) $6.09 $6.01 $12,500 3.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 190 $6.24 $6.21 $12,920 2.7 %
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 4,580 $6.84 $7.45 $15,490 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 130 $8.99 $10.19 $21,200 6.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $13.46 $13.83 $28,770 21.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 2,120 $6.99 $7.35 $15,290 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,270 $6.66 $6.92 $14,400 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 770 $7.80 $8.07 $16,780 4.7 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (3) (5) $7.59 $8.57 $17,820 16.1 %
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 1,760 $7.25 $7.89 $16,410 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (5) $9.36 $9.17 $19,080 7.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $6.42 $7.02 $14,590 5.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 160 $6.42 $7.57 $15,750 17.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 440 $8.31 $9.08 $18,880 9.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 100 $6.48 $6.77 $14,080 3.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $6.11 $6.26 $13,010 2.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (5) $8.68 $8.27 $17,190 2.6 %
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 12,690 $8.29 $11.23 $23,360 5.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,170 $12.50 $14.07 $29,270 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $16.97 $19.00 $39,510 5.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 3,230 $6.15 $6.73 $14,000 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 610 $6.23 $7.17 $14,910 4.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 380 $8.98 $10.10 $21,020 4.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 4,660 $6.33 $7.64 $15,880 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 30 $15.75 $18.46 $38,390 7.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 230 $46.20 $44.66 $92,900 5.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 230 $23.08 $23.10 $48,040 4.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 1,130 $13.83 $16.13 $33,550 5.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) (5) $8.36 $9.93 $20,640 11.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) 80 $10.99 $15.38 $31,990 12.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 50 $22.86 $23.52 $48,930 3.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (5) $10.23 $11.25 $23,390 4.7 %
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 25,900 $9.75 $10.80 $22,470 3.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 1,240 $15.53 $16.76 $34,860 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 310 $7.40 $7.63 $15,860 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 230 $8.85 $9.47 $19,700 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 1,030 $9.72 $10.09 $20,990 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 1,860 $9.91 $10.28 $21,380 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 290 $11.47 $12.73 $26,470 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 80 $12.60 $13.25 $27,570 4.7 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 950 $8.02 $8.14 $16,930 2.9 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (3) (5) $13.75 $14.65 $30,470 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) 50 $8.58 $8.57 $17,820 4.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,660 $11.77 $11.89 $24,730 7.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 170 $6.87 $8.21 $17,080 6.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 210 $7.21 $7.35 $15,300 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) (5) $10.27 $10.06 $20,930 4.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (5) $8.24 $8.47 $17,620 9.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) 250 $10.02 $10.50 $21,840 5.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (5) $7.75 $8.54 $17,770 9.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 160 $11.27 $11.65 $24,240 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 680 $7.71 $7.92 $16,480 2.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (3) 130 $11.54 $12.77 $26,560 8.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 150 $7.67 $7.92 $16,480 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 50 $8.69 $8.69 $18,080 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 140 $14.03 $14.56 $30,280 6.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) (5) $14.81 $13.05 $27,150 9.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 200 $13.32 $14.48 $30,110 5.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 480 $8.98 $9.15 $19,030 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 1,800 $7.38 $8.67 $18,030 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,390 $13.58 $13.92 $28,960 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 520 $9.42 $9.78 $20,340 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,440 $9.47 $9.68 $20,140 6.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 110 $11.32 $11.77 $24,480 4.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 1,280 $10.81 $10.25 $21,310 7.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 210 $8.78 $9.59 $19,940 4.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 180 $17.75 $19.38 $40,300 4.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 200 $7.48 $7.85 $16,330 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,510 $8.15 $9.38 $19,500 6.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) 80 $9.16 $9.39 $19,540 4.2 %
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 (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (3) (5) $9.68 $10.60 $22,050 8.8 %
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 7,010 $13.87 $14.80 $30,790 3.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $20.78 $20.91 $43,500 5.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 540 $13.44 $14.51 $30,170 9.1 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (3) (5) $14.59 $13.81 $28,720 9.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (5) $13.09 $13.44 $27,940 18.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,070 $9.93 $11.45 $23,820 6.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 460 $17.65 $18.26 $37,990 5.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 720 $19.26 $18.00 $37,440 4.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $17.66 $16.22 $33,730 11.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 780 $20.13 $19.52 $40,600 6.2 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) (5) $11.58 $13.74 $28,580 15.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 210 $17.96 $15.66 $32,560 21.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $18.67 $17.47 $36,330 6.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) 270 $7.83 $8.34 $17,350 8.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $9.55 $10.00 $20,800 9.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) (5) $13.28 $17.21 $35,790 9.9 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (3) (5) $12.42 $14.12 $29,360 11.8 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (3) (5) $15.08 $15.35 $31,920 3.9 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (3) (5) $14.53 $14.62 $30,400 7.7 %
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 7,430 $14.51 $16.84 $35,020 12.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $20.64 $20.55 $42,730 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 280 $13.72 $13.80 $28,710 3.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $26.51 $24.77 $51,530 7.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (5) $20.38 $20.49 $42,610 5.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (5) $20.04 $21.91 $45,570 8.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (5) $11.01 $10.58 $22,010 9.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 700 $11.17 $11.98 $24,920 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 590 $12.28 $13.17 $27,390 3.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 470 $17.02 $16.43 $34,180 5.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $6.80 $7.32 $15,230 8.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 490 $14.92 $15.44 $32,120 6.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (5) $17.08 $15.28 $31,780 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 1,490 $9.96 $11.40 $23,700 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) (5) $16.75 $16.83 $35,010 5.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 200 $10.07 $12.05 $25,060 14.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 7,740 $11.61 $12.67 $26,350 6.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 430 $14.16 $16.57 $34,460 5.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 320 $7.95 $8.37 $17,420 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 70 $6.84 $7.06 $14,690 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $11.53 $10.84 $22,550 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists (5) $9.73 $10.40 $21,630 5.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 270 $13.34 $14.12 $29,370 4.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (5) $7.33 $7.75 $16,130 15.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (5) $7.75 $7.97 $16,570 26.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) (5) $10.48 $10.35 $21,540 5.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $6.46 $6.63 $13,780 3.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $5.98 $6.12 $12,730 3.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (3) (5) $8.39 $8.71 $18,120 7.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (3) (5) $6.31 $7.93 $16,500 13.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $9.97 $12.13 $25,230 14.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (3) 220 $21.91 $21.43 $44,580 4.9 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (3) (5) $19.44 $18.37 $38,210 10.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (5) $8.82 $9.92 $20,630 2.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $12.76 $12.24 $25,460 4.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) (5) $11.60 $12.71 $26,430 5.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $9.77 $10.60 $22,040 6.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (3) (5) $13.24 $15.82 $32,910 11.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (5) $9.03 $10.56 $21,960 15.8 %
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 11,600 $7.70 $9.34 $19,430 7.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand (5) $16.19 $15.75 $32,750 9.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $14.33 $17.66 $36,730 6.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 390 $9.97 $10.97 $22,820 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,460 $13.89 $13.42 $27,910 4.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,030 $7.73 $9.15 $19,030 12.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 40 $10.57 $9.19 $19,120 15.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $6.68 $8.12 $16,880 10.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $11.44 $11.13 $23,150 3.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 170 $10.27 $11.27 $23,440 8.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) $13.46 $15.19 $31,600 13.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 570 $12.94 $14.79 $30,770 8.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 290 $6.75 $8.57 $17,820 18.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,620 $6.12 $6.48 $13,470 5.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) (5) $7.52 $8.75 $18,210 8.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 340 $6.02 $6.27 $13,030 2.6 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (3) (5) $12.62 $13.49 $28,050 3.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 360 $9.01 $8.47 $17,610 4.4 %

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.

(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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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

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