Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Tennessee and Georgia.

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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 13,650 $22.63 $26.05 $54,190 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 950 $44.78 $46.42 $96,560 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 5,320 $23.78 $27.23 $56,640 3.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 190 $20.45 $21.84 $45,420 5.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 200 $23.50 $25.28 $52,590 3.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 580 $23.51 $25.05 $52,100 5.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 $16.36 $18.63 $38,750 7.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 720 $15.86 $17.95 $37,340 5.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 250 $25.42 $27.04 $56,250 7.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 950 $21.82 $23.90 $49,720 6.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 230 $23.05 $24.16 $50,240 2.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 310 $23.29 $24.47 $50,900 1.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 210 $19.75 $20.83 $43,330 2.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $20.01 $20.85 $43,360 6.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 570 $24.87 $24.81 $51,610 4.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (2) (2) $61,620 9.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $29.07 $28.33 $58,930 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 300 $35.10 $33.95 $70,620 11.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 770 $15.39 $14.78 $30,740 11.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (3) (5) $14.12 $14.90 $30,980 7.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $15.21 $18.59 $38,660 16.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 350 $25.11 $29.15 $60,620 9.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $24.57 $24.92 $51,840 1.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 190 $18.20 $21.83 $45,410 12.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (5) $12.83 $14.18 $29,500 12.3 %
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 5,460 $17.11 $19.09 $39,700 2.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $12.65 $13.78 $28,660 7.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 80 $15.34 $20.48 $42,590 14.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 270 $16.68 $17.36 $36,110 2.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (5) $21.27 $18.79 $39,080 19.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 $15.29 $16.11 $33,500 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 390 $18.89 $21.35 $44,400 4.6 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (5) $14.38 $14.32 $29,790 9.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 250 $18.83 $23.06 $47,970 29.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (5) $15.23 $15.85 $32,970 4.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $19.84 $20.59 $42,830 11.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $15.92 $19.42 $40,390 7.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 1,740 $17.89 $19.11 $39,760 2.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) 130 $12.98 $15.15 $31,520 11.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) 40 $15.82 $17.75 $36,910 12.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 120 $21.30 $21.87 $45,490 5.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) 60 $20.66 $22.11 $45,980 2.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 360 $20.42 $22.15 $46,080 15.3 %
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 2,130 $20.45 $20.93 $43,540 5.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 520 $19.26 $20.57 $42,790 3.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $24.24 $23.29 $48,440 8.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 $28.55 $25.08 $52,160 15.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 380 $14.80 $15.82 $32,900 4.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 140 $17.99 $19.23 $40,000 6.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $20.81 $20.72 $43,100 4.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (5) $16.23 $16.72 $34,770 2.2 %
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 3,170 $22.28 $23.17 $48,200 3.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) 80 $27.99 $32.72 $68,060 7.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors (5) $12.45 $13.89 $28,900 5.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) (5) $27.03 $25.88 $53,840 5.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $23.71 $23.47 $48,820 9.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $22.37 $24.21 $50,360 9.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $20.87 $22.27 $46,330 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 350 $28.25 $26.84 $55,820 4.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $12.39 $12.88 $26,790 7.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $14.26 $14.61 $30,380 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) 100 $13.69 $14.78 $30,750 5.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 270 $18.37 $17.99 $37,420 3.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $15.80 $16.84 $35,020 8.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $10.37 $10.45 $21,740 4.2 %
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 470 $17.74 $19.00 $39,520 9.4 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) (5) $23.35 $23.81 $49,520 3.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (5) $18.52 $19.04 $39,600 5.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $13.01 $13.88 $28,880 7.2 %
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 1,250 $13.44 $14.35 $29,850 6.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (5) $16.25 $16.97 $35,290 11.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 280 $11.04 $11.51 $23,940 5.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $14.33 $13.95 $29,030 5.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 200 $11.93 $12.06 $25,090 10.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $19.52 $19.03 $39,580 7.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (5) $12.31 $12.53 $26,060 2.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators (5) $10.51 $11.74 $24,410 14.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $11.35 $12.40 $25,800 4.8 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (5) $17.98 $21.17 $44,020 9.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers (5) $28.82 $29.48 $61,320 3.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (5) $11.19 $12.63 $26,280 13.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) 40 $14.69 $14.55 $30,260 7.2 %
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 10,940 $13.50 $13.49 $28,060 5.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $46,450 1.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 260 $13.06 $14.06 $29,250 5.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $6.84 $7.90 $16,430 6.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 180 (2) (2) $32,290 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 1,880 (2) (2) $35,160 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 880 (2) (2) $37,160 4.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,800 (2) (2) $36,600 4.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 240 (2) (2) $37,380 17.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 190 (2) (2) $31,680 12.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 160 (2) (2) $37,380 13.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (2) (2) $31,850 5.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (5) $11.23 $12.16 $25,300 5.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (5) $9.92 $9.91 $20,610 5.4 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 220 $14.77 $15.38 $31,990 6.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 190 $12.16 $11.63 $24,180 9.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (5) $17.14 $13.15 $27,350 8.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 1,250 (2) (2) $14,730 3.9 %
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 1,400 $12.14 $13.93 $28,980 5.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors (5) $17.99 $17.87 $37,180 2.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (5) $9.54 $9.23 $19,200 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 180 $16.43 $16.63 $34,590 3.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 80 (2) (2) $26,000 1.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) (5) $13.31 $16.17 $33,640 4.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 120 $16.43 $16.75 $34,830 3.2 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $14.54 $15.70 $32,660 10.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers (5) $27.75 $27.23 $56,650 7.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $10.13 $13.51 $28,090 23.7 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) (5) $8.27 $13.15 $27,350 26.4 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (3) 130 $10.27 $11.68 $24,290 9.7 %
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 11,650 $17.49 $23.24 $48,340 12.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 40 $15.75 $15.82 $32,890 2.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 380 $32.60 $31.14 $64,780 3.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 4,740 $17.88 $18.99 $39,510 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 90 $22.37 $23.73 $49,350 3.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 210 $23.02 $24.31 $50,560 2.5 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists (3) (5) $20.74 $20.97 $43,610 4.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) (5) $12.39 $12.50 $26,000 2.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) 260 $17.04 $16.91 $35,160 2.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) 160 $17.23 $16.90 $35,160 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 330 $11.12 $12.30 $25,580 8.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) 470 $17.71 $17.20 $35,780 8.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $19.50 $19.49 $40,530 6.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 290 $18.35 $18.50 $38,480 3.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) (5) $10.08 $11.05 $22,980 5.3 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (3) (5) $10.50 $12.72 $26,450 7.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 470 $8.47 $9.23 $19,190 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 1,340 $12.27 $12.40 $25,790 1.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $10.73 $12.21 $25,400 9.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) 60 $10.11 $10.97 $22,820 3.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $17.93 $18.03 $37,490 4.2 %
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 4,050 $9.38 $9.81 $20,410 3.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 270 $8.01 $8.17 $17,000 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 1,890 $7.98 $8.15 $16,950 2.4 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (5) $15.33 $15.50 $32,230 3.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (5) $16.49 $16.67 $34,670 3.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 70 $9.78 $9.80 $20,380 5.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) 700 $11.76 $11.54 $24,010 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 490 $10.07 $10.16 $21,140 4.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (5) $9.71 $10.26 $21,350 2.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 170 $11.45 $11.51 $23,940 8.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) (5) $7.63 $7.76 $16,150 3.3 %
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 6,460 $11.89 $12.66 $26,340 13.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 90 $19.28 $20.60 $42,840 3.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (3) (5) $9.49 $9.96 $20,730 4.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) 60 $16.37 $17.65 $36,720 8.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 1,610 $13.48 $14.16 $29,460 5.1 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 50 $9.58 $9.69 $20,160 5.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 2,960 $7.66 $8.30 $17,260 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 16,990 $6.58 $7.18 $14,930 3.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $9.32 $10.70 $22,250 9.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,020 $11.00 $10.91 $22,690 6.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) 2,320 $6.17 $6.24 $12,970 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 1,020 $6.50 $6.71 $13,950 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 960 $7.35 $7.62 $15,860 3.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 970 $6.63 $6.67 $13,870 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,170 $7.17 $6.99 $14,550 3.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 270 $6.73 $7.85 $16,320 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 4,120 $6.12 $6.22 $12,940 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 600 $6.68 $6.81 $14,170 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 2,890 $6.03 $6.79 $14,130 3.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 370 $6.70 $6.65 $13,820 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 630 $7.24 $6.98 $14,520 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 390 $6.94 $6.90 $14,350 2.0 %
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 5,000 $7.55 $8.09 $16,820 3.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 220 $8.74 $9.75 $20,290 3.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $12.10 $12.36 $25,710 3.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 2,590 $7.27 $7.57 $15,750 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,050 $6.54 $6.82 $14,180 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 780 $8.36 $8.75 $18,190 3.1 %
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 2,510 $7.05 $8.21 $17,070 5.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $17.19 $15.26 $31,750 11.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $6.94 $7.75 $16,120 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (5) $6.45 $8.13 $16,910 22.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $7.93 $7.83 $16,290 4.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 380 $8.27 $10.45 $21,740 7.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $6.23 $6.36 $13,240 2.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $7.39 $7.43 $15,450 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (5) $9.02 $9.07 $18,870 2.7 %
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 20,310 $8.13 $11.19 $23,270 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,220 $10.56 $13.01 $27,070 6.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 660 $14.48 $16.44 $34,190 8.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 5,660 $6.34 $6.73 $14,000 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 1,270 $6.99 $7.68 $15,980 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 550 $11.08 $12.43 $25,850 5.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 5,930 $6.84 $8.46 $17,600 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 260 $15.01 $18.22 $37,900 6.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 450 $16.97 $18.38 $38,230 7.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 $60.44 $51.45 $107,030 7.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 410 $19.31 $22.09 $45,950 4.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 2,040 $17.86 $19.44 $40,440 3.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) (5) $8.69 $9.36 $19,470 11.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) (5) $8.27 $9.62 $20,010 11.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 110 $27.44 $26.98 $56,110 4.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 100 $8.48 $9.36 $19,460 9.5 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 30 $15.03 $17.45 $36,300 12.0 %
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 36,630 $10.12 $11.48 $23,880 2.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 2,610 $15.93 $19.75 $41,080 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 510 $8.90 $8.89 $18,480 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 540 $9.62 $9.67 $20,120 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 560 $10.09 $10.12 $21,050 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 2,440 $10.78 $11.12 $23,120 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 310 $11.44 $11.79 $24,520 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 110 $10.46 $10.52 $21,870 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 890 $8.41 $8.84 $18,380 1.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 30 $10.80 $11.47 $23,860 6.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) 190 $9.97 $10.52 $21,870 3.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $9.48 $11.90 $24,760 26.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,050 $10.34 $10.90 $22,680 4.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 360 $7.94 $8.26 $17,170 4.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 410 $7.23 $7.43 $15,460 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $11.07 $10.77 $22,400 3.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) (5) $9.29 $9.32 $19,380 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 470 $11.35 $11.13 $23,150 3.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 240 $11.22 $11.60 $24,130 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 1,830 $8.75 $8.77 $18,240 1.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 130 $7.42 $7.97 $16,580 6.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 40 $9.79 $9.84 $20,470 3.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 200 $12.08 $12.95 $26,940 4.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 230 $13.42 $14.37 $29,890 6.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,160 $10.22 $10.46 $21,760 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 3,050 $8.41 $8.85 $18,410 1.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 80 $10.55 $10.32 $21,470 2.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,790 $12.38 $13.15 $27,350 3.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 410 $11.20 $11.51 $23,950 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,690 $10.29 $10.58 $22,010 3.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 490 $11.08 $12.29 $25,570 4.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 1,180 $11.27 $11.06 $23,000 6.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 160 $9.71 $9.95 $20,700 2.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (5) $8.23 $8.85 $18,420 8.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 310 $8.25 $9.21 $19,160 5.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,550 $9.08 $9.16 $19,050 3.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) 50 $8.75 $9.79 $20,350 7.4 %
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 $6.58 $7.76 $16,140 5.8 %
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 9,450 $13.00 $13.71 $28,520 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 890 $16.53 $17.46 $36,320 3.4 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (3) (5) $20.55 $19.31 $40,160 5.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (5) $15.03 $14.93 $31,060 5.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 690 $14.62 $14.01 $29,140 5.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $12.14 $12.78 $26,580 9.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,430 $9.88 $9.95 $20,700 3.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) (5) $10.96 $10.92 $22,700 3.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 490 $12.93 $13.50 $28,080 2.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (5) $15.23 $15.12 $31,440 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,280 $21.91 $19.48 $40,510 5.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 340 $13.67 $13.43 $27,940 3.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) 200 $9.62 $9.93 $20,660 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 650 $16.59 $15.74 $32,740 3.2 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (3) 120 $14.82 $14.64 $30,450 3.2 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 210 $12.88 $13.16 $27,380 4.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 520 $12.63 $12.73 $26,470 2.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $13.73 $13.99 $29,110 15.4 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $9.74 $9.67 $20,120 3.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $9.79 $9.62 $20,010 3.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 180 $11.79 $11.87 $24,700 6.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 180 $9.10 $9.57 $19,910 4.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 100 $14.79 $15.00 $31,200 4.3 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $15.25 $15.02 $31,240 17.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) (5) $8.38 $8.85 $18,410 3.8 %
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 8,600 $13.13 $13.98 $29,070 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 760 $19.93 $20.03 $41,660 4.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $14.90 $16.60 $34,530 15.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $17.39 $15.89 $33,050 6.6 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 220 $13.00 $12.82 $26,670 3.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $16.21 $15.62 $32,500 5.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (5) $10.11 $12.09 $25,150 23.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (5) $23.48 $22.40 $46,590 11.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 920 $16.44 $16.30 $33,900 7.2 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (5) $12.13 $12.00 $24,960 4.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 1,050 $14.87 $14.54 $30,250 2.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 280 $13.34 $13.63 $28,340 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 160 $12.69 $12.88 $26,790 4.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 80 $10.69 $10.90 $22,670 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $8.18 $8.29 $17,240 2.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $21.83 $17.92 $37,270 20.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 190 $11.60 $12.72 $26,450 7.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (5) $11.52 $11.72 $24,380 9.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 510 $14.48 $15.01 $31,220 12.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 1,810 $11.08 $11.74 $24,410 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 650 $11.81 $11.62 $24,170 4.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) (5) $15.05 $15.11 $31,440 4.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) 140 $14.27 $14.60 $30,370 3.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 130 $12.26 $11.85 $24,650 2.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) (5) $9.41 $9.53 $19,830 4.1 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 28,420 $10.22 $11.14 $23,170 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,300 $17.46 $17.55 $36,490 3.1 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 580 $14.26 $13.93 $28,980 8.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (5) $12.33 $12.25 $25,480 3.2 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (5) $11.72 $11.30 $23,500 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 590 $10.45 $10.98 $22,830 9.3 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 120 $8.64 $9.47 $19,710 5.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (5) $10.31 $10.39 $21,620 1.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (5) $13.62 $13.99 $29,090 2.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $12.49 $12.90 $26,840 11.9 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $12.32 $12.33 $25,650 2.8 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.61 $11.32 $23,550 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 580 $10.91 $10.83 $22,520 3.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $10.31 $10.70 $22,250 9.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $10.69 $10.68 $22,210 6.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.77 $11.61 $24,140 8.8 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.00 $11.22 $23,330 13.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,150 $14.48 $15.04 $31,290 4.0 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $11.03 $10.87 $22,610 1.9 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal (3) (5) $11.11 $10.83 $22,530 3.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $11.16 $11.00 $22,880 12.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 190 $10.45 $10.50 $21,840 2.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) 40 $15.37 $16.67 $34,680 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 1,330 $11.58 $11.83 $24,600 2.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $14.37 $14.17 $29,470 2.8 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic (5) $14.62 $13.94 $29,000 10.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 50 $8.41 $8.51 $17,700 5.1 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (3) (5) $10.70 $11.70 $24,340 6.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (5) $11.83 $11.56 $24,040 9.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 300 $15.19 $14.92 $31,040 11.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 280 $10.09 $10.99 $22,860 3.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 410 $7.01 $6.91 $14,370 3.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $7.16 $7.27 $15,120 2.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 410 $7.53 $7.61 $15,830 1.9 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders (5) $8.64 $9.30 $19,350 3.7 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (5) $7.53 $7.55 $15,690 3.5 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 970 $10.26 $10.40 $21,640 2.7 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,620 $9.20 $8.98 $18,680 3.4 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (3) (5) $11.43 $10.93 $22,730 7.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $9.67 $9.66 $20,080 6.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 130 $17.70 $17.70 $36,820 3.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $12.56 $14.03 $29,180 4.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $11.65 $11.60 $24,120 5.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $10.54 $10.92 $22,720 5.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) 430 $10.94 $10.37 $21,570 3.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $11.55 $11.35 $23,600 2.3 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (5) $9.35 $9.28 $19,310 10.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $10.63 $10.77 $22,390 2.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $9.98 $10.08 $20,960 2.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (3) 50 $10.11 $10.34 $21,500 3.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 1,000 $10.80 $11.90 $24,750 4.1 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (3) 50 $8.88 $9.93 $20,660 4.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) 110 $12.00 $12.93 $26,890 5.5 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $9.72 $9.86 $20,520 6.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,280 $10.23 $11.13 $23,150 8.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 190 $11.11 $11.22 $23,340 2.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (3) (5) $12.47 $14.39 $29,930 3.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (3) 30 $10.57 $10.77 $22,410 7.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (3) 340 $6.82 $7.61 $15,840 8.1 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 290 $9.29 $9.61 $19,980 8.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (5) $8.06 $8.50 $17,680 6.3 %
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 16,610 $10.23 $11.76 $24,460 6.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $10.92 $12.36 $25,710 12.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 360 $18.51 $18.52 $38,520 6.4 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (3) (5) $8.86 $9.53 $19,810 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 390 $5.97 $6.17 $12,840 3.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 300 $9.83 $10.88 $22,620 4.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,710 $16.00 $16.47 $34,260 4.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services (5) $9.70 $9.62 $20,000 3.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) (5) $7.07 $6.88 $14,320 3.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) 50 $6.10 $6.22 $12,930 4.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $15.04 $14.62 $30,410 6.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) (5) $11.50 $12.00 $24,960 6.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) $12.60 $12.67 $26,350 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 1,460 $10.45 $11.11 $23,110 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 450 $8.82 $8.41 $17,490 7.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,010 $8.50 $8.77 $18,250 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 290 $9.07 $9.41 $19,570 4.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 2,180 $7.52 $7.80 $16,230 2.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 170 $9.06 $9.17 $19,080 2.3 %

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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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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