Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North 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 10,920 $23.16 $27.32 $56,830 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 720 $41.02 $38.92 $80,960 7.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,070 $24.62 $29.47 $61,290 3.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 $15.78 $23.54 $48,970 22.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 240 $29.43 $33.89 $70,480 9.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 460 $25.57 $29.32 $60,980 8.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers (5) $18.82 $20.23 $42,080 3.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 330 $16.71 $19.47 $40,500 8.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 220 $25.22 $27.79 $57,800 7.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 610 $25.53 $28.72 $59,730 6.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 310 $20.32 $23.14 $48,130 1.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 790 $22.61 $24.81 $51,600 1.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 230 $17.66 $20.48 $42,600 3.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 240 $19.05 $22.30 $46,370 9.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 270 $15.34 $18.22 $37,900 8.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 220 (2) (2) $51,450 4.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 230 $32.15 $32.99 $68,620 4.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $14.42 $13.34 $27,750 9.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 320 $26.38 $26.70 $55,540 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $24.14 $24.58 $51,120 2.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (5) $32.34 $30.30 $63,030 13.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $17.51 $19.12 $39,760 4.3 %
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 2,490 $16.84 $19.00 $39,520 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) (5) $14.20 $18.86 $39,230 10.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 260 $17.71 $19.40 $40,360 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $12.94 $14.67 $30,510 5.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 240 $18.74 $19.54 $40,640 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $12.99 $13.94 $29,000 5.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $17.44 $19.42 $40,390 9.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $17.57 $19.27 $40,080 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 560 $18.23 $20.48 $42,600 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) 30 $15.38 $16.31 $33,920 3.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) (5) $17.71 $18.61 $38,710 2.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) 40 $26.44 $24.31 $50,560 7.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $27.27 $23.71 $49,310 22.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $17.84 $19.85 $41,300 11.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (3) 40 $17.21 $18.67 $38,830 8.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1,060 $18.14 $19.46 $40,480 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 370 $20.06 $21.76 $45,260 3.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $14.54 $14.80 $30,790 5.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $18.29 $19.82 $41,230 7.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 50 $22.30 $23.26 $48,390 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $22.75 $22.30 $46,380 6.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $17.41 $17.24 $35,860 7.2 %
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 1,570 $18.36 $19.34 $40,230 4.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 210 $20.44 $21.85 $45,440 5.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (3) 30 $24.01 $25.34 $52,710 4.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 100 $20.57 $22.93 $47,680 4.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $12.13 $11.91 $24,770 2.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $15.51 $15.68 $32,610 3.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 160 $18.49 $18.85 $39,210 1.6 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (5) $13.38 $14.49 $30,140 2.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) 70 $15.01 $15.52 $32,290 2.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (5) $16.37 $17.68 $36,770 9.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $13.31 $14.11 $29,350 2.5 %
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 520 $18.08 $18.84 $39,190 4.4 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 60 $23.86 $24.79 $51,570 2.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $20.67 $21.95 $45,660 1.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 110 $15.58 $15.93 $33,130 8.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $13.41 $14.44 $30,040 10.8 %
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 2,700 $13.80 $14.20 $29,540 4.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (5) $8.24 $9.26 $19,250 10.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 140 $16.38 $17.20 $35,780 1.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 150 $15.62 $15.97 $33,210 3.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 600 $16.24 $16.60 $34,530 5.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $17.58 $17.77 $36,970 3.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 260 $15.40 $15.55 $32,340 2.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $17.59 $17.06 $35,490 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 260 $13.98 $14.90 $30,980 10.1 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 210 $18.32 $20.76 $43,180 3.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $27.88 $27.29 $56,770 2.2 %
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 7,840 $14.14 $13.83 $28,760 4.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $39,770 1.9 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $37,010 2.0 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $35,920 2.1 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $34,970 2.5 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $41,130 1.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (3) 120 (2) (2) $38,830 2.0 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $34,520 2.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $40,300 1.9 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $36,810 1.6 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $38,700 2.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $7.35 $8.25 $17,160 6.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 190 (2) (2) $27,400 7.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 2,140 (2) (2) $32,420 1.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (5) (2) (2) $32,570 2.7 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School (5) (2) (2) $39,990 6.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 330 (2) (2) $36,450 2.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (2) (2) $35,680 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 250 (2) (2) $34,970 3.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (5) (2) (2) $25,500 8.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $11.54 $10.81 $22,480 2.8 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 190 $16.56 $16.86 $35,070 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $10.33 $10.32 $21,470 4.2 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (3) (5) $13.47 $14.67 $30,500 6.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 1,190 (2) (2) $16,220 2.8 %
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 670 $11.94 $13.36 $27,780 5.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (5) $20.08 $22.55 $46,900 15.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $7.72 $7.67 $15,950 8.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (5) $15.26 $15.66 $32,570 13.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) 30 $12.58 $13.64 $28,360 5.6 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $11.36 $10.74 $22,330 2.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) (5) $14.38 $15.01 $31,220 2.3 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $12.59 $14.27 $29,680 3.2 %
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 6,890 $17.33 $21.01 $43,710 5.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 50 $15.75 $15.65 $32,540 8.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 280 $28.61 $29.03 $60,390 4.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 280 $65.84 $59.53 $123,810 12.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) 130 $30.90 $29.44 $61,240 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 2,780 $18.74 $19.42 $40,390 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 50 $22.88 $22.25 $46,270 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 70 $25.34 $25.97 $54,010 2.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) 40 $14.66 $14.38 $29,900 2.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) 60 $15.43 $16.01 $33,290 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $17.76 $18.03 $37,500 5.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (5) $30.88 $34.86 $72,510 14.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 260 $12.85 $13.74 $28,580 3.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $15.69 $15.90 $33,070 4.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 330 $9.29 $9.19 $19,120 2.2 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians (3) 90 $10.06 $10.42 $21,680 2.4 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 50 $12.13 $12.26 $25,490 4.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $13.48 $13.21 $27,470 1.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 660 $13.82 $13.63 $28,350 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 $10.31 $10.74 $22,340 2.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) 80 $12.41 $12.72 $26,460 2.9 %
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 3,860 $9.53 $9.73 $20,250 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $7.40 $7.80 $16,230 3.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 1,520 $8.08 $8.14 $16,930 2.3 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $15.39 $15.53 $32,300 3.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $16.35 $18.93 $39,370 8.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $14.05 $14.18 $29,500 7.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) 180 $10.35 $10.68 $22,210 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 440 $9.76 $9.86 $20,510 3.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 200 $11.66 $11.52 $23,960 3.2 %
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 2,240 $11.34 $11.13 $23,140 9.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 100 $17.28 $18.29 $38,040 2.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) 70 $15.32 $17.11 $35,590 8.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 490 $12.28 $12.93 $26,880 4.0 %
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 14,560 $6.54 $7.23 $15,040 8.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (5) $9.64 $9.89 $20,560 8.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 760 $10.05 $10.60 $22,040 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.01 $6.31 $13,120 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 770 $6.98 $7.19 $14,950 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) (5) $7.65 $8.02 $16,670 4.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 160 $7.68 $7.69 $15,990 2.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 470 $6.65 $6.77 $14,090 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 6,590 $6.22 $6.38 $13,280 3.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.98 $7.02 $14,600 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) (5) $6.06 $6.74 $14,030 6.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 300 $6.47 $6.55 $13,630 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $6.26 $6.36 $13,230 3.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $7.21 $7.12 $14,800 2.3 %
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 3,940 $7.97 $8.42 $17,500 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 130 $10.72 $11.54 $24,000 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $13.74 $14.49 $30,130 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,740 $7.79 $7.99 $16,620 1.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 960 $7.19 $7.16 $14,900 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (3) (5) $11.85 $11.93 $24,820 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 710 $9.00 $8.67 $18,040 2.8 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (3) (5) $9.56 $9.45 $19,650 3.8 %
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 2,590 $6.58 $7.24 $15,050 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $9.59 $9.57 $19,910 3.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $6.71 $7.61 $15,820 15.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (3) (5) $6.12 $6.11 $12,700 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $6.21 $6.51 $13,550 3.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $9.27 $9.91 $20,610 7.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $6.65 $7.52 $15,640 6.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 1,130 $6.66 $6.92 $14,400 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) 490 $6.76 $6.98 $14,510 2.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $8.68 $9.47 $19,710 6.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 110 $7.93 $8.45 $17,570 5.4 %
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 13,820 $8.08 $11.57 $24,070 5.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,180 $11.88 $14.17 $29,460 9.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 440 $12.75 $16.00 $33,270 8.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 3,520 $6.42 $6.80 $14,150 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 330 $7.48 $8.05 $16,730 3.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 470 $9.98 $14.70 $30,570 24.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 4,400 $7.66 $9.35 $19,440 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 90 $15.94 $16.56 $34,450 3.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 320 $10.37 $15.30 $31,820 17.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) 30 $11.44 $11.53 $23,990 6.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 300 $22.09 $23.77 $49,430 3.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 1,840 $16.65 $20.30 $42,220 3.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 220 $8.95 $10.16 $21,130 3.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 50 $22.23 $24.84 $51,670 7.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (5) $7.96 $8.11 $16,860 5.7 %
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 22,510 $10.19 $10.77 $22,410 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 920 $14.76 $15.61 $32,470 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 300 $8.87 $9.06 $18,840 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 260 $10.56 $11.75 $24,440 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 510 $10.13 $10.42 $21,680 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 2,420 $11.01 $11.15 $23,190 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 410 $10.80 $11.45 $23,810 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 100 $10.75 $10.96 $22,790 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 700 $8.72 $9.11 $18,950 3.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (5) $11.73 $11.31 $23,520 4.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,670 $10.64 $10.82 $22,490 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 270 $12.12 $12.06 $25,080 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 140 $8.15 $8.31 $17,280 1.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 170 $7.53 $7.43 $15,450 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) 60 $9.36 $9.30 $19,340 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 30 $9.21 $8.98 $18,670 5.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $10.69 $11.19 $23,270 5.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) 190 $10.71 $11.01 $22,900 4.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 380 $10.36 $10.57 $21,980 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 270 $11.09 $11.32 $23,550 1.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 730 $9.17 $9.28 $19,300 2.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $11.34 $10.66 $22,180 7.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 40 $8.00 $8.53 $17,730 2.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) (5) $10.06 $10.13 $21,070 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 100 $16.37 $15.91 $33,100 5.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) 60 $8.99 $9.98 $20,760 5.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $18.64 $18.38 $38,240 2.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 360 $17.24 $16.35 $34,000 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 510 $11.96 $13.30 $27,650 1.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,690 $9.87 $9.92 $20,630 1.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 2,450 $8.91 $9.27 $19,280 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 130 $10.47 $10.92 $22,720 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,330 $12.81 $13.26 $27,580 2.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 750 $9.52 $10.13 $21,070 6.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,150 $9.74 $9.72 $20,210 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 270 $11.25 $11.33 $23,560 1.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 200 $9.76 $9.93 $20,650 1.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 100 $9.66 $9.56 $19,890 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,990 $9.69 $10.00 $20,800 2.5 %
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 260 $10.44 $10.35 $21,530 6.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $11.99 $11.49 $23,910 6.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (3) (5) $9.40 $9.84 $20,470 5.5 %
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 5,690 $11.89 $12.67 $26,350 3.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $17.22 $19.25 $40,030 4.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $17.36 $16.54 $34,390 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 770 $12.36 $13.76 $28,630 19.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $15.57 $15.64 $32,530 3.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 630 $10.97 $11.26 $23,410 14.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) (5) $10.51 $10.76 $22,380 1.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 250 $11.58 $12.11 $25,180 2.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 720 $12.55 $12.87 $26,770 6.3 %
47-2121 Glaziers (5) $9.76 $10.30 $21,430 6.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250 $10.80 $11.06 $23,010 4.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) 30 $10.29 $10.33 $21,490 2.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 500 $12.54 $13.38 $27,820 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 160 $9.97 $10.24 $21,300 4.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 320 $11.46 $11.71 $24,370 1.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) 150 $12.46 $12.47 $25,930 3.9 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $10.82 $10.62 $22,100 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 110 $9.49 $9.24 $19,220 3.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 200 $8.70 $8.81 $18,320 7.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $9.23 $9.50 $19,760 5.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 50 $15.19 $15.54 $32,310 1.8 %
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 7,380 $12.20 $12.54 $26,080 5.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $17.83 $19.24 $40,030 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (5) $12.56 $13.87 $28,850 10.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $12.72 $13.46 $28,000 6.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 260 $14.76 $13.85 $28,800 19.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 360 $13.02 $12.27 $25,510 20.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 510 $12.11 $12.75 $26,530 2.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 310 $13.11 $13.49 $28,060 2.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) (5) $15.11 $16.34 $33,980 6.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $8.33 $8.73 $18,160 5.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) (5) $13.81 $13.63 $28,350 2.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $10.81 $9.96 $20,710 8.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 580 $13.06 $13.44 $27,960 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 2,870 $11.43 $11.48 $23,880 3.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 450 $13.42 $14.10 $29,330 2.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) (5) $14.30 $14.64 $30,440 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) 170 $22.13 $21.32 $44,350 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) 90 $14.10 $13.51 $28,100 6.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $7.84 $8.42 $17,500 10.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 190 $9.46 $9.66 $20,100 2.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 59,220 $10.56 $11.54 $24,000 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,980 $16.51 $17.10 $35,560 3.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 $8.34 $8.57 $17,830 2.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $21.12 $19.07 $39,670 20.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 5,390 $9.91 $10.18 $21,170 1.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) (5) $7.61 $7.87 $16,370 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $10.48 $10.37 $21,570 5.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 1,560 $14.68 $14.33 $29,810 4.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 960 $13.74 $13.18 $27,420 2.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $8.05 $8.24 $17,140 2.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $9.44 $9.63 $20,030 3.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $11.12 $11.43 $23,780 5.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 550 $12.01 $12.73 $26,470 8.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 710 $15.35 $15.38 $31,990 3.7 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $11.48 $10.97 $22,810 8.6 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers (5) $8.34 $8.66 $18,010 4.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $7.00 $6.88 $14,310 6.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) 90 $15.88 $17.27 $35,920 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 370 $10.07 $10.72 $22,310 2.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $12.77 $12.53 $26,070 4.1 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 40 $12.51 $12.43 $25,850 2.4 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) (5) $10.41 $11.22 $23,330 2.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (3) (5) $11.35 $11.38 $23,670 2.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 100 $10.88 $11.15 $23,180 5.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $13.47 $13.94 $28,990 7.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 90 $10.89 $10.90 $22,670 5.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $7.56 $8.59 $17,860 9.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) 720 $8.91 $8.88 $18,470 2.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 5,470 $10.23 $10.93 $22,740 2.0 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 100 $9.89 $10.90 $22,680 13.3 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (3) 60 $7.55 $7.41 $15,410 3.8 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 770 $8.83 $8.28 $17,230 5.1 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 590 $11.91 $12.17 $25,300 3.8 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,480 $9.00 $8.94 $18,590 12.7 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,540 $9.56 $9.98 $20,760 6.4 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers (3) 460 $11.92 $13.64 $28,370 4.0 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (3) 4,230 $15.07 $15.57 $32,390 2.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,060 $10.49 $10.58 $22,000 2.3 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (3) 2,130 $10.07 $10.13 $21,070 1.7 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 50 $12.72 $13.61 $28,300 7.8 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 70 $10.45 $11.36 $23,640 5.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (3) 1,150 $11.29 $11.53 $23,970 1.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 3,480 $10.61 $10.68 $22,210 1.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 100 $9.70 $9.72 $20,210 4.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 40 $11.90 $12.38 $25,760 2.8 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $14.95 $14.35 $29,850 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (5) $14.58 $13.53 $28,150 16.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) 430 $8.91 $9.65 $20,060 3.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $9.85 $9.93 $20,660 4.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,170 $12.00 $12.81 $26,650 6.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $10.79 $10.87 $22,600 1.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 70 $12.15 $11.69 $24,310 3.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (3) 40 $10.71 $10.78 $22,410 2.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 2,120 $10.05 $10.19 $21,190 1.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 910 $9.07 $9.16 $19,060 2.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 530 $10.19 $10.43 $21,700 1.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (3) 200 $9.25 $9.81 $20,400 7.1 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (3) 780 $9.49 $9.96 $20,710 2.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 30 $9.63 $9.51 $19,780 3.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 770 $11.56 $11.07 $23,030 3.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 2,150 $8.67 $9.01 $18,740 18.0 %
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 15,020 $10.12 $11.36 $23,620 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $12.63 $13.43 $27,930 7.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $14.67 $15.11 $31,430 5.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 440 $7.51 $7.83 $16,280 5.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 240 $15.69 $14.77 $30,720 3.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,690 $14.96 $16.15 $33,580 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,100 $11.86 $13.00 $27,030 7.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) 50 $6.02 $7.85 $16,330 18.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) $12.77 $12.99 $27,010 5.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 950 $10.94 $11.16 $23,210 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 330 $9.47 $9.57 $19,910 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,070 $8.79 $8.73 $18,160 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 950 $9.04 $9.35 $19,440 2.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 1,790 $8.22 $8.29 $17,240 1.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) (5) $8.51 $9.06 $18,840 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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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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