Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Huntsville, AL MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Huntsville, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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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 12,610 $26.62 $28.32 $58,910 3.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 740 $44.97 $40.65 $84,540 12.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,420 $22.61 $26.77 $55,680 4.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $15.70 $20.93 $43,530 15.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 340 $24.41 $27.87 $57,970 12.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 $20.01 $20.46 $42,550 7.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 $19.69 $22.84 $47,510 5.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 550 $27.97 $26.82 $55,790 5.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 690 $23.86 $26.05 $54,180 4.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 330 $23.99 $25.01 $52,030 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 310 $29.26 $30.49 $63,410 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 220 $24.91 $26.00 $54,080 10.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 220 $17.65 $19.19 $39,910 6.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 210 $21.64 $21.34 $44,390 6.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (2) (2) $64,770 13.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (5) $24.99 $28.85 $60,010 8.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,640 $39.44 $39.08 $81,280 2.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 610 $13.40 $15.74 $32,750 6.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $17.71 $16.80 $34,940 10.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 $27.46 $27.18 $56,540 10.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 230 $39.16 $39.09 $81,320 3.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 240 $9.87 $12.36 $25,700 14.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $12.75 $14.18 $29,490 4.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8,140 $23.37 $23.54 $48,960 3.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 90 $15.87 $17.24 $35,870 6.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $21.69 $20.75 $43,160 3.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $20.47 $20.94 $43,550 6.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 440 $19.30 $20.88 $43,430 2.9 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 30 $14.08 $13.78 $28,660 14.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 160 $19.39 $20.61 $42,860 5.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 240 $15.07 $16.37 $34,040 5.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,240 $26.35 $26.67 $55,470 3.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $15.05 $15.38 $32,000 4.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 920 $18.50 $20.28 $42,180 3.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) 40 $15.22 $15.28 $31,790 4.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 100 $16.53 $17.63 $36,670 3.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $20.59 $25.05 $52,110 12.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (3) 60 $20.74 $20.83 $43,340 5.8 %
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 5,920 $24.36 $24.73 $51,440 2.7 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 60 $32.15 $33.43 $69,530 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 880 $19.98 $21.86 $45,470 3.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,120 $28.06 $27.25 $56,670 2.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 600 $33.00 $31.21 $64,910 3.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 850 $15.18 $15.91 $33,090 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,340 $24.26 $24.64 $51,240 2.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 200 $21.66 $21.76 $45,250 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 330 $20.00 $19.77 $41,120 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $16.89 $18.38 $38,220 6.7 %
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 13,170 $29.18 $28.81 $59,920 4.7 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers (3) 3,520 $31.66 $31.49 $65,510 4.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) 40 $30.07 $29.59 $61,550 5.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) (5) $29.72 $27.71 $57,640 3.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,490 $26.54 $26.47 $55,050 7.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (5) $19.96 $21.82 $45,380 17.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $31.85 $30.77 $64,010 4.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 630 $26.70 $26.95 $56,060 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 900 $29.58 $28.85 $60,010 1.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 90 $19.36 $19.75 $41,090 2.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 110 $24.97 $25.65 $53,340 11.4 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians (5) $25.29 $24.25 $50,440 10.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 870 $15.71 $17.84 $37,110 14.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 100 $11.80 $12.24 $25,460 5.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 240 $17.14 $17.41 $36,210 10.4 %
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 950 $20.50 $23.09 $48,030 11.9 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 40 $29.29 $27.15 $56,480 8.5 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists (5) $34.90 $33.42 $69,510 13.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $19.63 $20.23 $42,070 7.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $14.10 $15.59 $32,440 12.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (5) $13.42 $14.49 $30,130 5.8 %
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 1,270 $13.50 $14.35 $29,840 14.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 310 $20.47 $19.72 $41,010 4.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (5) $8.37 $9.48 $19,720 9.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (5) $19.15 $18.64 $38,760 11.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $15.75 $15.88 $33,040 7.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators (5) $15.64 $16.42 $34,150 15.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 350 $8.06 $9.03 $18,780 10.9 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,320 $16.11 $24.74 $51,460 13.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 520 $44.69 $40.19 $83,590 23.5 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $28.25 $27.91 $58,050 18.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 460 $11.77 $11.82 $24,580 17.3 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (3) (5) $5.89 $7.32 $15,220 8.1 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8,840 $16.53 $16.48 $34,270 4.7 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $33,820 3.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $43,140 4.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 250 $7.31 $7.54 $15,690 3.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 240 (2) (2) $35,910 3.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 1,120 (2) (2) $36,890 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (2) (2) $36,850 3.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $10.07 $10.79 $22,440 4.9 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 170 $19.97 $19.27 $40,090 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $9.50 $9.66 $20,090 2.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $16.96 $20.27 $42,170 14.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 650 (2) (2) $12,920 3.8 %
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 1,730 $16.16 $17.07 $35,500 5.6 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 30 $18.64 $18.39 $38,250 2.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $7.25 $7.56 $15,730 9.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $16.02 $18.52 $38,510 16.4 %
27-2032 Choreographers 110 $17.55 $17.70 $36,810 7.1 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $10.13 $11.19 $23,270 12.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 160 $17.04 $17.76 $36,950 5.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 210 $20.49 $20.66 $42,980 3.7 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) 80 $10.71 $11.59 $24,100 4.3 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (3) (5) $10.98 $12.61 $26,220 11.3 %
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 4,800 $14.64 $18.44 $38,350 10.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 100 $14.11 $14.46 $30,080 5.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists (5) $32.03 $34.59 $71,950 5.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 250 $31.67 $30.42 $63,270 1.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 1,660 $17.40 $18.23 $37,920 4.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) (5) $21.27 $23.50 $48,880 6.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) (5) $15.08 $15.23 $31,680 2.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $19.01 $18.86 $39,230 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $19.25 $21.28 $44,270 10.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 270 $13.33 $13.59 $28,260 6.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (5) $14.08 $15.51 $32,250 6.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 200 $8.15 $8.11 $16,860 3.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 100 $9.37 $9.50 $19,760 5.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 630 $10.69 $11.07 $23,030 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $7.89 $8.29 $17,230 9.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $8.39 $9.49 $19,740 7.0 %
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 1,850 $7.50 $7.99 $16,630 4.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $6.68 $6.96 $14,470 4.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 1,050 $6.69 $6.90 $14,360 2.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $11.15 $10.89 $22,660 4.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (5) $9.31 $9.09 $18,900 4.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (5) $11.97 $11.83 $24,620 3.0 %
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 4,200 $10.56 $11.54 $24,000 12.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 60 $19.79 $21.49 $44,690 3.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 690 $15.26 $15.64 $32,520 4.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 1,740 $6.81 $7.59 $15,790 4.1 %
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 11,900 $6.24 $6.65 $13,830 3.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $9.44 $10.27 $21,370 15.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 $9.38 $10.40 $21,630 4.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $5.94 $5.84 $12,150 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) (5) $6.34 $7.40 $15,380 13.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 1,000 $7.25 $7.38 $15,360 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $7.16 $7.16 $14,890 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,010 $6.34 $6.95 $14,460 7.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 280 $6.17 $6.89 $14,330 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 1,330 $5.89 $5.99 $12,460 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 880 $6.07 $5.84 $12,150 2.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 2,640 $5.99 $6.02 $12,510 2.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) (5) $6.89 $6.83 $14,210 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 670 $6.19 $6.07 $12,630 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 530 $6.31 $6.35 $13,210 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 500 $6.80 $6.79 $14,120 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 5,990 $7.12 $7.79 $16,200 3.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) (5) $9.50 $9.71 $20,200 4.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $13.28 $14.25 $29,640 6.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 2,920 $7.68 $7.84 $16,310 3.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,640 $6.00 $6.06 $12,610 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 990 $8.91 $8.92 $18,560 6.1 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (3) 40 $11.06 $11.33 $23,560 7.5 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,780 $6.35 $7.46 $15,510 5.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (5) $7.15 $7.08 $14,720 9.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $6.06 $5.96 $12,400 4.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 360 $6.33 $9.20 $19,130 19.5 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (3) (5) $5.97 $5.79 $12,050 2.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 390 $6.45 $6.65 $13,830 3.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 410 $6.92 $8.00 $16,640 8.9 %
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 15,120 $7.88 $11.54 $24,000 4.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,300 $11.02 $13.93 $28,970 6.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 310 $13.83 $22.30 $46,380 17.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 4,260 $6.18 $6.52 $13,570 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 520 $6.95 $7.37 $15,320 3.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 530 $9.25 $10.66 $22,180 3.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 4,950 $7.23 $8.89 $18,500 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) (5) $13.22 $15.05 $31,300 7.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 390 $17.15 $25.28 $52,580 24.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $45.25 $44.64 $92,860 13.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) (5) $10.57 $10.59 $22,030 2.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 260 $18.44 $20.84 $43,350 3.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 1,490 $19.16 $20.86 $43,380 3.8 %
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 27,060 $9.76 $11.23 $23,350 5.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 1,100 $14.91 $17.48 $36,370 4.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 230 $7.38 $7.57 $15,730 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 280 $10.63 $12.00 $24,960 5.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 370 $9.62 $9.72 $20,220 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 1,790 $10.79 $11.09 $23,070 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 260 $12.57 $12.51 $26,010 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 670 $7.70 $7.78 $16,180 1.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) 140 $11.04 $12.33 $25,640 6.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (5) $12.66 $12.50 $25,990 6.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives (5) $8.09 $8.56 $17,800 5.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 290 $7.30 $7.65 $15,900 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 260 $6.46 $6.62 $13,770 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) 80 $8.67 $9.48 $19,720 5.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 270 $10.41 $10.79 $22,440 7.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) 170 $7.93 $8.16 $16,960 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 $9.49 $9.63 $20,030 5.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) (5) $12.44 $12.49 $25,980 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 990 $8.13 $8.27 $17,200 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $6.93 $7.23 $15,030 3.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 110 $11.31 $11.60 $24,130 3.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) (5) $11.15 $11.35 $23,610 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 440 $15.51 $16.76 $34,860 5.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,050 $9.09 $10.02 $20,850 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 2,400 $7.51 $8.21 $17,080 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 50 $13.01 $13.33 $27,730 6.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,460 $12.11 $12.75 $26,510 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) (5) $10.52 $10.67 $22,200 8.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) (5) $9.00 $9.10 $18,920 5.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,300 $11.70 $11.75 $24,430 6.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 300 $14.98 $14.20 $29,540 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 270 $8.76 $9.24 $19,220 2.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 270 $11.15 $11.32 $23,550 1.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 50 $9.70 $10.03 $20,850 7.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,190 $8.46 $9.29 $19,320 3.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) (5) $8.04 $8.55 $17,790 4.0 %
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 110 $14.57 $13.89 $28,880 9.9 %
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 6,470 $12.31 $13.56 $28,210 4.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 650 $18.26 $18.73 $38,950 4.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 560 $11.21 $11.28 $23,470 5.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (5) $11.77 $11.79 $24,520 3.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 680 $8.64 $8.65 $17,980 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) (5) $9.69 $9.71 $20,200 2.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 450 $11.46 $11.94 $24,830 2.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,440 $15.85 $17.60 $36,600 14.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 380 $11.73 $12.21 $25,400 5.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 400 $13.48 $14.56 $30,280 4.9 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 100 $9.91 $9.96 $20,720 2.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 320 $9.54 $10.43 $21,700 7.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $8.43 $8.29 $17,230 4.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 320 $8.79 $8.66 $18,020 3.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 60 $9.63 $9.47 $19,690 3.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 30 $16.91 $16.58 $34,490 4.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) 80 $10.94 $11.24 $23,370 2.4 %
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 7,050 $14.24 $15.29 $31,810 4.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $18.92 $22.64 $47,090 9.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 470 $16.50 $16.10 $33,480 5.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $19.95 $20.09 $41,790 3.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $20.65 $22.17 $46,120 4.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (5) $9.66 $10.07 $20,950 9.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (5) $15.69 $17.27 $35,920 3.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (5) $12.75 $15.88 $33,030 23.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 1,150 $11.82 $13.31 $27,690 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 220 $11.77 $12.77 $26,550 4.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 200 $14.02 $14.31 $29,770 2.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (5) $10.29 $11.03 $22,950 3.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 260 $7.37 $7.61 $15,820 6.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 230 $12.19 $12.88 $26,790 4.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 1,900 $11.76 $13.45 $27,990 7.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 70 $12.58 $13.34 $27,750 3.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) 530 $18.11 $17.15 $35,670 4.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 50 $9.15 $9.07 $18,870 3.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 23,380 $16.90 $16.58 $34,480 9.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,130 $20.91 $21.31 $44,330 4.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 260 $9.38 $9.11 $18,950 3.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (5) $8.33 $9.79 $20,370 11.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 150 $7.94 $8.38 $17,440 6.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 220 $10.03 $10.17 $21,150 7.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (5) $10.81 $11.66 $24,250 6.3 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (5) $11.55 $11.94 $24,840 5.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $12.33 $12.31 $25,600 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,140 $14.66 $14.91 $31,020 3.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) (5) $14.47 $15.36 $31,940 3.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) 370 $22.09 $22.27 $46,320 5.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 480 $12.54 $14.37 $29,900 7.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 70 $14.18 $13.28 $27,630 5.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) (5) $10.73 $11.32 $23,540 5.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 140 $15.65 $15.38 $31,990 3.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 340 $6.74 $6.69 $13,920 3.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) 150 $7.32 $7.28 $15,140 3.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 380 $6.48 $7.25 $15,090 4.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $10.92 $10.90 $22,660 2.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (5) $16.73 $18.86 $39,220 11.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $13.51 $14.16 $29,460 2.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (3) 30 $14.43 $14.40 $29,950 7.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.22 $12.17 $25,310 4.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) (5) $9.90 $10.15 $21,100 4.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 970 $19.15 $18.85 $39,200 5.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 2,090 $15.47 $15.96 $33,190 4.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $10.91 $11.54 $23,990 1.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $7.63 $7.58 $15,780 3.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $9.42 $10.45 $21,740 7.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (3) (5) $10.04 $9.85 $20,480 5.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (5) $6.37 $9.42 $19,600 25.9 %
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 9,170 $10.04 $11.75 $24,450 5.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $21.30 $22.87 $47,570 11.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $14.17 $16.73 $34,790 19.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) (5) $6.99 $7.70 $16,010 8.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 330 $6.00 $6.08 $12,650 3.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) (5) $11.04 $11.18 $23,250 12.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,300 $13.29 $14.93 $31,050 5.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,410 $11.26 $13.06 $27,160 17.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) (5) $6.92 $6.97 $14,500 7.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 1,180 $14.34 $14.01 $29,130 10.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 220 $6.82 $7.42 $15,430 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,220 $8.78 $9.39 $19,540 4.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 150 $8.79 $9.94 $20,670 8.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 1,390 $6.28 $6.62 $13,770 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 180 $9.04 $9.48 $19,710 2.4 %

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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