Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Columbia, SC MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Columbia, 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 21,450 $23.09 $25.77 $53,590 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,390 $38.89 $40.34 $83,910 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 6,530 $20.71 $24.97 $51,950 3.1 %
11-1031 Legislators (5) $6.50 $7.25 $15,070 10.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 210 $18.24 $22.26 $46,290 6.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 310 $24.05 $28.07 $58,380 11.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 640 $31.78 $32.44 $67,480 4.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 460 $16.10 $17.61 $36,620 7.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 940 $15.91 $18.98 $39,480 6.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 220 $28.38 $29.41 $61,180 4.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,880 $23.50 $24.86 $51,710 3.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 410 $22.95 $23.85 $49,610 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 260 $25.91 $26.04 $54,160 2.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 200 $17.77 $20.01 $41,630 2.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $34.85 $30.39 $63,220 5.8 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 30 $28.16 $32.59 $67,790 14.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 730 $22.31 $24.29 $50,530 6.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 310 $36.43 $34.30 $71,350 4.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 870 (2) (2) $63,840 4.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 210 $31.47 $34.98 $72,750 8.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 1,020 $11.35 $12.40 $25,790 9.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (3) (5) $13.05 $16.25 $33,810 9.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 690 $25.86 $26.36 $54,830 6.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 450 $13.15 $17.73 $36,870 14.7 %
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 12,940 $16.11 $18.45 $38,370 5.3 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 90 $16.31 $21.72 $45,190 19.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 180 $14.50 $21.65 $45,030 22.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 510 $15.62 $16.54 $34,400 1.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 300 $16.50 $18.95 $39,410 11.1 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (3) (5) $17.19 $19.56 $40,680 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) (5) $15.64 $17.63 $36,670 5.9 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 50 $16.77 $18.73 $38,970 4.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 310 $16.70 $17.23 $35,830 5.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 240 $16.20 $15.86 $32,990 8.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 670 $17.33 $18.34 $38,150 10.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 820 $19.79 $19.56 $40,680 3.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 120 $21.18 $25.25 $52,520 14.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 2,090 $15.93 $17.98 $37,400 2.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) 120 $9.62 $11.57 $24,060 3.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) (5) $22.85 $23.19 $48,240 6.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 200 $16.06 $20.45 $42,530 10.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (5) $18.17 $16.12 $33,530 19.8 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) (5) $14.88 $15.44 $32,120 3.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 250 $16.64 $18.73 $38,950 10.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 920 $16.76 $19.27 $40,080 2.1 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (3) (5) $11.08 $10.81 $22,480 6.0 %
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 6,390 $23.23 $24.57 $51,100 6.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 1,740 $24.51 $25.22 $52,460 5.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 200 $33.86 $33.28 $69,220 6.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,050 $15.05 $16.03 $33,330 6.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,280 $24.72 $25.49 $53,010 1.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 280 $22.37 $22.93 $47,690 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 340 $21.01 $21.35 $44,400 4.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 870 $23.63 $27.60 $57,400 9.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 $15.40 $16.54 $34,410 11.3 %
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 4,260 $19.71 $21.63 $44,980 5.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) (5) $27.79 $27.41 $57,010 2.8 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (5) $34.70 $35.28 $73,380 7.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $26.38 $26.53 $55,190 4.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $25.90 $26.91 $55,970 9.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $24.73 $25.77 $53,610 7.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $26.54 $26.66 $55,450 3.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (3) 60 $25.25 $26.16 $54,410 10.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 270 $29.48 $29.20 $60,730 5.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $14.49 $18.14 $37,740 3.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 60 $15.51 $15.33 $31,890 7.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $16.65 $19.03 $39,590 7.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) 300 $12.96 $14.09 $29,300 7.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 490 $19.56 $19.73 $41,030 4.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 160 $21.24 $21.47 $44,660 4.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) (5) $13.19 $14.25 $29,630 3.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $23.90 $23.30 $48,470 21.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $11.24 $12.45 $25,890 3.3 %
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 (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (5) $30.75 $30.02 $62,430 4.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $14.22 $15.28 $31,780 5.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 230 $20.88 $19.53 $40,620 12.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $15.57 $19.26 $40,070 20.6 %
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 4,910 $13.83 $14.41 $29,970 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 540 $13.92 $14.67 $30,520 4.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 430 $19.44 $20.08 $41,760 4.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 370 $15.13 $15.03 $31,270 24.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 620 $13.18 $13.84 $28,790 7.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 580 $13.04 $13.93 $28,980 8.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 240 $14.25 $14.00 $29,110 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 220 $14.86 $14.80 $30,790 6.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 190 $19.36 $20.52 $42,680 10.4 %
21-2011 Clergy (3) 70 $18.62 $19.48 $40,510 2.8 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (5) $15.34 $27.58 $57,360 27.7 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 100 $19.92 $25.60 $53,250 21.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (5) $13.56 $13.79 $28,680 10.9 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (3) (5) $9.30 $10.36 $21,550 7.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) 100 $13.15 $13.33 $27,730 4.0 %
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 17,600 $17.71 $18.02 $37,470 7.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 360 $24.00 $23.84 $49,580 4.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 830 $8.69 $10.38 $21,600 9.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 370 (2) (2) $31,900 3.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 2,310 (2) (2) $35,740 4.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (5) (2) (2) $38,920 8.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,850 (2) (2) $43,070 5.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 240 (2) (2) $31,400 12.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 410 (2) (2) $42,340 8.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 70 $18.05 $19.16 $39,840 8.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $14.73 $14.67 $30,510 4.2 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 490 $16.57 $18.62 $38,730 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 380 $10.84 $13.19 $27,440 10.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 330 $24.59 $25.02 $52,030 9.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 1,950 (2) (2) $14,950 2.1 %
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 2,570 $15.59 $17.55 $36,510 8.1 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 140 $13.49 $15.98 $33,250 13.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 100 $9.65 $10.70 $22,260 13.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (5) $7.79 $8.68 $18,050 3.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 210 $14.83 $15.42 $32,070 3.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) (5) $11.21 $14.10 $29,320 22.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 90 $8.49 $9.30 $19,350 4.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (2) (2) $33,670 20.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) 210 $16.85 $18.49 $38,450 8.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 390 $15.43 $16.64 $34,610 2.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $20.04 $21.56 $44,840 2.5 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) 120 $7.95 $8.89 $18,490 5.6 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (3) 150 $10.26 $12.34 $25,660 9.6 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors (3) 70 $18.05 $20.72 $43,100 18.2 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 14,450 $18.44 $21.93 $45,610 7.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 140 $15.59 $16.84 $35,030 5.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 510 $29.59 $28.07 $58,390 3.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 180 $50.50 $50.27 $104,550 8.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) (5) $18.86 $20.22 $42,060 4.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 4,960 $19.16 $20.39 $42,400 1.8 %
29-1121 Audiologists (5) $48.87 $45.82 $95,320 6.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 270 $29.77 $31.99 $66,540 5.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 490 $30.50 $32.56 $67,730 6.1 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) 30 $10.15 $11.08 $23,050 4.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) (5) $16.33 $16.92 $35,190 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 230 $22.62 $26.75 $55,640 15.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) (5) $16.42 $16.58 $34,480 3.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 300 $13.53 $14.32 $29,790 4.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (3) (5) $11.35 $13.87 $28,850 3.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) (5) $9.47 $10.00 $20,810 7.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (3) 30 $9.74 $10.17 $21,150 5.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 570 $8.18 $8.43 $17,540 3.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $11.88 $12.20 $25,380 1.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 1,210 $12.51 $12.73 $26,480 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 260 $11.59 $11.56 $24,040 5.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $10.76 $10.68 $22,210 6.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 390 $16.65 $17.62 $36,640 6.8 %
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 4,480 $8.35 $10.30 $21,420 17.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 280 $6.89 $7.20 $14,980 4.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 2,090 $7.82 $8.12 $16,880 3.1 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $16.19 $16.28 $33,850 2.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 180 $26.80 $27.90 $58,030 17.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (5) $36.60 $28.29 $58,840 28.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $10.87 $10.38 $21,590 2.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (5) $15.00 $14.65 $30,480 7.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 200 $11.38 $11.47 $23,860 3.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) (5) $6.43 $7.41 $15,410 7.7 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 8,020 $10.95 $11.88 $24,720 7.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 240 $17.03 $18.62 $38,730 5.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 1,510 $13.82 $14.59 $30,340 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) (5) $7.85 $8.62 $17,930 3.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (3) 100 $8.21 $8.67 $18,030 2.6 %
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 20,460 $6.27 $6.57 $13,670 3.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 660 $9.55 $9.71 $20,190 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.13 $6.11 $12,710 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 1,110 $7.21 $7.79 $16,190 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 1,450 $7.67 $7.92 $16,470 3.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $6.99 $7.06 $14,680 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,310 $6.59 $6.97 $14,500 5.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 270 $6.11 $6.58 $13,690 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 4,340 $6.17 $6.39 $13,280 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $5.91 $6.02 $12,510 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 3,960 $6.01 $6.13 $12,740 2.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) (5) $6.74 $6.92 $14,400 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 560 $6.41 $6.57 $13,660 4.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (5) $6.40 $6.47 $13,450 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 910 $6.09 $6.49 $13,500 5.2 %
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 9,230 $7.58 $8.35 $17,360 4.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 340 $10.48 $10.77 $22,400 4.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $15.10 $17.90 $37,240 13.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 3,850 $7.08 $7.50 $15,590 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 2,510 $6.57 $7.38 $15,350 5.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (3) (5) $11.98 $11.63 $24,190 7.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,240 $8.02 $8.72 $18,140 5.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5,490 $7.52 $8.32 $17,320 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 190 $12.83 $14.23 $29,600 7.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $7.14 $7.12 $14,810 4.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (3) 100 $5.96 $5.99 $12,460 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,080 $8.71 $7.94 $16,520 7.4 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (5) $7.35 $7.17 $14,920 4.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $6.11 $6.67 $13,880 8.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 580 $8.65 $9.64 $20,060 4.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $6.47 $6.69 $13,910 2.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (5) $6.64 $10.45 $21,730 17.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $8.95 $9.43 $19,620 3.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 240 $10.91 $10.51 $21,870 6.9 %
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 30,450 $8.16 $11.67 $24,280 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,450 $12.62 $14.30 $29,750 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 970 $17.88 $20.95 $43,570 8.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 6,510 $6.29 $6.60 $13,730 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 1,470 $7.33 $7.86 $16,340 2.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 590 $10.76 $11.21 $23,320 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 9,130 $7.70 $9.55 $19,870 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 150 $12.40 $15.55 $32,340 9.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 830 $27.50 $27.78 $57,790 7.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 620 $19.48 $20.12 $41,860 11.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) 70 $9.61 $10.70 $22,250 11.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 240 $13.26 $16.73 $34,810 5.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 3,330 $14.94 $18.37 $38,200 5.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 110 $8.18 $10.94 $22,750 12.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) 70 $13.85 $20.92 $43,510 19.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 30 $18.31 $20.08 $41,760 12.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (5) $7.65 $8.44 $17,550 7.0 %
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 58,530 $10.10 $11.42 $23,760 3.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 2,920 $14.71 $15.81 $32,880 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 300 $8.85 $8.83 $18,380 1.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 1,030 $9.86 $9.98 $20,760 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 1,080 $10.13 $10.63 $22,110 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 4,270 $10.66 $10.97 $22,810 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 430 $11.35 $11.94 $24,840 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 320 $12.15 $12.59 $26,180 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 690 $8.82 $8.74 $18,170 1.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (3) 290 $11.92 $12.40 $25,790 3.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 120 $12.26 $12.73 $26,480 5.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) 130 $10.71 $11.06 $23,010 3.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 210 $17.90 $15.47 $32,180 13.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,210 $10.09 $10.94 $22,750 3.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 870 $8.43 $8.75 $18,200 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 450 $7.41 $7.35 $15,290 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) (5) $8.88 $9.19 $19,120 3.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 430 $7.57 $7.46 $15,520 2.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (5) $11.97 $11.78 $24,500 6.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) 90 $11.43 $11.40 $23,710 2.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 630 $10.86 $11.65 $24,230 3.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 850 $11.01 $11.12 $23,120 4.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 2,300 $8.36 $8.65 $17,990 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 $7.73 $7.91 $16,450 2.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $7.42 $7.61 $15,830 2.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 130 $10.96 $10.94 $22,750 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 260 $12.86 $13.23 $27,520 3.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) 80 $8.03 $8.67 $18,020 9.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) (5) $8.55 $10.55 $21,940 6.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,360 $9.13 $9.59 $19,950 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 3,570 $8.36 $9.26 $19,260 3.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 50 $11.50 $13.22 $27,490 7.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,680 $12.16 $14.66 $30,500 7.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) (5) $14.35 $14.37 $29,900 2.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 680 $10.68 $10.90 $22,680 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6,860 $9.84 $10.27 $21,360 4.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 440 $11.69 $13.01 $27,070 6.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 1,810 $8.54 $9.09 $18,900 3.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 380 $9.52 $9.65 $20,070 2.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (5) $15.29 $16.89 $35,130 5.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 410 $7.98 $8.32 $17,310 2.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,880 $9.08 $9.63 $20,020 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) (5) $8.24 $9.10 $18,930 4.1 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (3) (5) $11.68 $11.01 $22,900 14.5 %
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 350 $9.56 $10.77 $22,410 9.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (3) (5) $8.67 $10.07 $20,930 14.7 %
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 11,940 $11.69 $12.62 $26,260 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,350 $16.94 $16.74 $34,820 6.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (5) $13.79 $13.89 $28,880 2.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 840 $13.00 $13.14 $27,320 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $9.93 $10.36 $21,560 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,060 $8.09 $8.39 $17,440 7.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) (5) $10.39 $11.20 $23,300 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 370 $11.34 $11.54 $24,000 1.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 180 $13.59 $13.77 $28,640 5.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,510 $16.26 $16.96 $35,270 3.1 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) (5) $12.71 $12.29 $25,570 3.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 480 $10.05 $10.33 $21,480 2.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) 100 $10.06 $10.43 $21,690 4.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 830 $15.94 $17.34 $36,070 8.2 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (3) (5) $12.44 $12.45 $25,890 2.4 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 220 $10.84 $10.91 $22,690 3.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 170 $11.31 $11.57 $24,060 2.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $11.38 $11.56 $24,040 7.8 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $9.30 $8.92 $18,560 7.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 180 $8.98 $9.29 $19,320 4.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 850 $9.31 $9.57 $19,900 5.9 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (3) (5) $7.41 $8.19 $17,030 10.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 540 $9.99 $12.45 $25,900 19.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 40 $15.40 $16.74 $34,830 5.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) 80 $9.48 $9.85 $20,490 8.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10,800 $14.12 $15.47 $32,180 8.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 880 $21.17 $23.22 $48,300 8.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 330 $15.05 $16.25 $33,800 8.5 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (3) (5) $18.24 $16.71 $34,750 5.5 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 40 $17.99 $17.47 $36,330 5.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $16.19 $15.61 $32,470 13.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (5) $15.00 $15.60 $32,440 7.1 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (5) $12.01 $12.57 $26,140 10.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 1,150 $12.01 $13.20 $27,460 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 540 $14.99 $16.17 $33,630 4.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (3) (5) $11.00 $10.72 $22,290 7.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 370 $14.25 $14.01 $29,150 3.8 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 40 $10.36 $11.53 $23,980 14.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 470 $7.63 $7.75 $16,120 2.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (5) $29.22 $26.98 $56,120 3.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 710 $12.82 $12.86 $26,760 4.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $16.77 $17.52 $36,440 10.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 2,170 $11.69 $12.66 $26,330 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 290 $14.41 $15.13 $31,460 4.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) 350 $22.35 $23.05 $47,940 5.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) 400 $16.99 $15.61 $32,460 5.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (3) 30 $15.56 $15.82 $32,910 6.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 250 $9.68 $10.84 $22,540 5.3 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 16,330 $10.13 $11.48 $23,870 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,020 $19.21 $20.46 $42,560 4.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 260 $8.07 $8.79 $18,290 7.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 160 $8.57 $8.91 $18,540 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 830 $10.08 $10.24 $21,300 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) (5) $8.32 $8.08 $16,810 2.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 250 $11.43 $10.80 $22,460 6.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 130 $8.09 $8.02 $16,690 2.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.79 $11.49 $23,900 2.7 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.04 $9.15 $19,030 6.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $12.51 $13.82 $28,740 15.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.33 $11.23 $23,360 7.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.73 $10.32 $21,460 9.6 %
51-4041 Machinists (5) $9.10 $11.54 $24,010 16.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 450 $15.31 $14.89 $30,970 6.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 760 $11.28 $11.94 $24,840 3.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 200 $12.51 $12.71 $26,430 2.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 70 $13.26 $14.13 $29,400 4.1 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.62 $10.87 $22,620 6.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (3) (5) $10.47 $11.93 $24,820 3.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 280 $9.28 $10.08 $20,970 6.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers (3) 60 $12.02 $12.36 $25,710 2.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 230 $13.24 $13.93 $28,960 3.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 530 $11.37 $11.86 $24,670 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 1,010 $6.39 $6.86 $14,270 3.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $7.72 $7.73 $16,070 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 260 $6.91 $7.17 $14,900 5.5 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (3) 50 $9.16 $9.10 $18,930 4.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (3) (5) $8.91 $9.25 $19,240 23.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $12.08 $12.39 $25,780 3.1 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (3) (5) $10.24 $10.60 $22,050 4.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (3) 30 $10.03 $10.11 $21,020 3.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $10.31 $10.22 $21,260 4.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $17.41 $21.62 $44,960 17.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) 70 $10.10 $9.98 $20,770 3.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.37 $12.33 $25,650 4.0 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $16.65 $15.43 $32,090 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 860 $13.80 $14.00 $29,120 4.7 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $8.12 $8.47 $17,610 6.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 340 $11.54 $11.14 $23,180 11.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 290 $12.86 $13.16 $27,370 2.6 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (3) (5) $9.01 $10.12 $21,050 8.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (3) 300 $6.85 $7.43 $15,460 8.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 890 $7.60 $7.69 $15,990 4.0 %
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 18,090 $10.15 $12.46 $25,910 8.0 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 290 $30.48 $29.69 $61,750 5.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $16.73 $17.31 $36,010 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 570 $26.28 $24.20 $50,340 20.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) 60 $8.63 $9.89 $20,580 9.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) (5) $7.17 $7.38 $15,360 4.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) (5) $10.14 $10.16 $21,130 8.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,800 $14.74 $15.54 $32,310 5.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,850 $10.44 $12.06 $25,090 9.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 190 $8.35 $8.27 $17,200 4.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $6.47 $6.82 $14,190 4.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $11.89 $13.57 $28,230 7.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 190 $14.00 $13.72 $28,530 3.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) $11.57 $12.01 $24,970 3.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 850 $11.47 $12.16 $25,280 4.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 480 $6.64 $7.19 $14,950 3.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 460 $9.92 $10.05 $20,900 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 1,770 $6.54 $6.89 $14,340 2.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 310 $7.43 $7.87 $16,370 5.4 %

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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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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