Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, LA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Lafayette, LA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

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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 10,020 $21.62 $24.47 $50,900 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 490 $40.89 $42.76 $88,940 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,950 $22.37 $25.45 $52,940 5.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 $20.53 $20.65 $42,950 9.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $20.07 $23.05 $47,940 8.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 520 $28.80 $29.34 $61,020 8.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 390 $14.66 $16.15 $33,590 8.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $22.81 $22.31 $46,400 5.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 540 $27.37 $27.61 $57,420 7.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 280 $20.19 $22.46 $46,710 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 160 $21.83 $22.96 $47,760 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 150 $15.18 $17.36 $36,100 6.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $24.13 $25.10 $52,220 7.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 $20.05 $21.49 $44,700 16.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $27.16 $29.02 $60,350 6.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 760 $11.77 $15.00 $31,210 13.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 320 $21.47 $23.40 $48,670 8.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 110 $23.04 $25.68 $53,420 10.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $22.65 $23.76 $49,420 1.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $12.59 $13.69 $28,470 12.5 %
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 3,030 $15.92 $18.84 $39,180 4.2 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (5) $17.89 $17.87 $37,180 7.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 170 $15.22 $16.48 $34,290 6.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 120 $14.86 $16.33 $33,970 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $17.88 $19.34 $40,220 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $20.99 $22.19 $46,150 9.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 130 $18.19 $20.16 $41,920 9.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (5) $13.94 $14.84 $30,860 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (5) $12.32 $13.97 $29,050 8.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $14.31 $16.00 $33,290 14.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $17.05 $17.31 $36,000 15.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $6.26 $7.51 $15,620 22.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 1,100 $16.34 $18.29 $38,050 3.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) (5) $15.40 $16.61 $34,540 7.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (3) 70 $16.61 $16.85 $35,040 12.0 %
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 560 $18.48 $19.53 $40,610 6.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 150 $20.98 $21.33 $44,360 3.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (5) $14.60 $19.08 $39,680 11.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $16.66 $18.29 $38,040 9.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $26.67 $25.37 $52,770 5.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $19.34 $18.92 $39,360 7.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,180 $17.28 $18.71 $38,910 7.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors (5) $12.80 $15.12 $31,460 5.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 70 $24.02 $28.77 $59,830 12.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (5) $29.11 $33.92 $70,550 25.5 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (3) 110 $40.62 $38.96 $81,030 2.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $6.49 $8.07 $16,790 12.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (5) $11.49 $12.26 $25,500 13.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 300 $19.30 $19.01 $39,550 4.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) 30 $15.69 $17.51 $36,420 13.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $14.16 $15.53 $32,310 9.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 640 $17.32 $18.34 $38,140 9.4 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (5) $30.44 $29.74 $61,860 3.5 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) (5) $19.71 $19.93 $41,460 4.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 $23.40 $28.89 $60,090 12.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (5) $19.90 $18.77 $39,050 12.0 %
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 1,180 $16.72 $16.24 $33,770 6.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $21.92 $19.41 $40,380 13.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (5) $15.69 $16.20 $33,690 2.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $18.65 $18.10 $37,660 10.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $9.32 $10.67 $22,200 15.9 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 600 $38.02 $36.80 $76,550 6.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 380 $57.29 $48.98 $101,890 6.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (5) $15.25 $15.17 $31,540 4.1 %
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 (5) $15.55 $15.56 $32,360 8.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $19.48 $19.69 $40,950 1.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $6.89 $8.55 $17,790 9.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) (2) (2) $30,010 9.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) (2) (2) $34,150 5.6 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians (3) (5) $13.39 $13.09 $27,220 2.7 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) (5) $18.29 $19.48 $40,520 7.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (5) $20.43 $22.74 $47,300 1.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) (5) (2) (2) $14,060 5.4 %
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 1,270 $11.09 $13.12 $27,290 6.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (5) $9.97 $10.25 $21,320 3.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 (2) (2) $39,300 14.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) (5) $14.14 $16.13 $33,550 10.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 50 $13.81 $15.34 $31,920 9.1 %
27-3041 Editors (5) $13.24 $15.33 $31,880 11.3 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) 80 $7.14 $8.72 $18,140 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 8,660 $18.50 $21.15 $44,000 8.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 90 $13.07 $13.63 $28,350 8.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 320 $24.24 $24.62 $51,220 4.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 3,890 $19.36 $19.88 $41,350 1.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 70 $24.47 $25.40 $52,830 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 210 $29.09 $28.91 $60,130 3.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) (5) $10.46 $10.73 $22,320 4.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) (5) $17.26 $17.14 $35,640 1.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) (5) $19.37 $20.25 $42,120 7.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $9.80 $10.97 $22,820 4.0 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (3) (5) $12.13 $13.90 $28,900 6.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 440 $13.14 $13.52 $28,130 3.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (3) (5) $7.02 $9.84 $20,470 17.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 120 $7.96 $8.26 $17,190 3.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $10.71 $10.44 $21,710 3.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 1,280 $12.06 $12.16 $25,300 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (5) $6.80 $7.39 $15,370 7.2 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 30 $15.30 $16.07 $33,420 16.4 %
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 4,470 $6.33 $6.85 $14,240 4.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 570 $6.79 $7.46 $15,510 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 2,740 $6.06 $6.12 $12,730 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $6.32 $6.54 $13,610 7.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 120 $6.67 $7.16 $14,880 6.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (5) $9.62 $9.60 $19,960 2.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) (5) $6.02 $6.46 $13,450 7.0 %
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 3,700 $11.56 $11.90 $24,750 8.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) (5) $14.66 $16.11 $33,520 4.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (3) (5) $14.95 $14.86 $30,910 6.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (3) (5) $6.27 $6.33 $13,160 6.4 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (3) (5) $12.18 $12.21 $25,410 4.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (3) (5) $8.69 $9.00 $18,710 2.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) (5) $12.65 $13.42 $27,910 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 390 $9.02 $9.49 $19,740 5.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 170 $5.96 $6.68 $13,890 5.6 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (3) (5) $6.61 $8.68 $18,060 13.8 %
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 13,690 $6.14 $6.35 $13,200 2.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (5) $12.30 $12.53 $26,070 5.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 $9.20 $10.21 $21,240 9.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) 1,470 $6.04 $5.97 $12,410 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 760 $6.28 $6.73 $14,000 4.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 1,300 $6.00 $6.35 $13,200 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $5.85 $5.99 $12,460 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,150 $6.33 $6.48 $13,490 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 310 $6.05 $6.44 $13,380 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 2,270 $5.99 $6.13 $12,760 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 400 $5.91 $6.62 $13,770 6.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 3,070 $5.96 $5.95 $12,370 1.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 470 $6.06 $6.24 $12,970 4.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 760 $6.14 $6.09 $12,670 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 470 $6.18 $6.21 $12,930 2.1 %
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 3,680 $6.67 $7.94 $16,520 4.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) (5) $10.23 $11.17 $23,220 5.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $12.41 $13.56 $28,210 17.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,440 $6.61 $7.06 $14,690 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 650 $6.05 $5.99 $12,460 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (3) 280 $7.91 $8.63 $17,950 10.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 500 $6.36 $6.93 $14,410 5.2 %
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 2,470 $6.15 $6.64 $13,820 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (5) $5.98 $5.83 $12,130 6.1 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (3) (5) $5.98 $6.07 $12,620 8.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $6.12 $6.73 $14,000 4.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $5.99 $6.61 $13,750 12.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (5) $6.00 $6.06 $12,600 9.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (5) $6.14 $6.46 $13,440 5.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 70 $6.30 $6.41 $13,320 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) 800 $6.04 $5.94 $12,350 2.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (5) $7.08 $8.11 $16,870 11.9 %
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 17,460 $7.48 $11.09 $23,070 5.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,910 $12.19 $14.57 $30,300 5.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers (5) $10.20 $14.90 $30,990 20.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 5,370 $6.11 $6.21 $12,930 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 270 $7.11 $8.60 $17,890 11.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 530 $8.55 $9.60 $19,980 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 5,080 $6.96 $8.68 $18,050 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 50 $11.96 $14.50 $30,150 9.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 310 $28.54 $33.59 $69,870 19.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) 70 $8.31 $8.98 $18,680 4.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) (5) $23.40 $25.24 $52,500 5.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 2,170 $15.72 $18.25 $37,960 4.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) (5) $18.41 $20.14 $41,890 6.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (5) $7.72 $9.18 $19,100 15.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 25,720 $9.06 $10.17 $21,140 4.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 1,590 $12.55 $14.57 $30,310 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 530 $6.55 $7.14 $14,840 4.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 330 $9.01 $9.21 $19,170 1.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 740 $9.30 $10.15 $21,110 4.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 2,000 $9.49 $10.16 $21,120 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 160 $10.48 $10.54 $21,930 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 850 $7.61 $7.74 $16,100 4.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) (5) $12.18 $11.27 $23,440 7.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 830 $9.05 $9.48 $19,720 6.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) (5) $6.66 $6.94 $14,430 3.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) (5) $6.42 $6.56 $13,650 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (5) $6.40 $6.59 $13,700 6.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 160 $8.19 $9.02 $18,760 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 70 $6.79 $8.06 $16,760 8.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 1,500 $7.85 $8.04 $16,720 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 170 $6.40 $6.78 $14,100 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) (5) $9.05 $8.45 $17,570 6.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 780 $17.47 $16.25 $33,800 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 280 $11.95 $13.58 $28,250 5.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 710 $8.52 $8.89 $18,480 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 2,210 $6.91 $8.04 $16,720 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,020 $11.18 $11.32 $23,550 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) (5) $12.63 $12.56 $26,110 4.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) (5) $8.72 $9.52 $19,800 5.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,580 $7.96 $8.45 $17,570 3.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 100 $10.49 $12.01 $24,970 5.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) (5) $7.96 $8.31 $17,290 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 110 $9.04 $9.36 $19,470 2.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 30 $7.56 $8.10 $16,850 4.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,260 $7.41 $8.16 $16,980 2.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) (5) $8.09 $8.31 $17,290 3.7 %
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 440 $6.41 $7.62 $15,860 5.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (5) $14.51 $13.27 $27,610 15.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (3) (5) $6.13 $6.22 $12,940 3.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $6.50 $7.15 $14,870 12.8 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11,490 $10.55 $11.75 $24,450 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,240 $17.10 $18.05 $37,550 3.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 480 $12.72 $12.84 $26,710 7.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $9.72 $10.54 $21,920 6.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 840 $8.18 $8.12 $16,890 2.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 370 $10.27 $11.27 $23,440 3.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 510 $12.18 $12.19 $25,350 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 330 $17.24 $16.87 $35,100 6.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 990 $10.65 $10.90 $22,670 4.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) (5) $9.23 $8.95 $18,620 6.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 240 $15.35 $18.31 $38,080 14.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (3) (5) $14.70 $15.49 $32,210 4.4 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) (5) $11.25 $11.47 $23,860 5.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) (5) $10.65 $11.39 $23,690 4.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $10.59 $13.73 $28,550 26.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $9.49 $9.37 $19,480 3.4 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $7.95 $8.11 $16,870 5.9 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (3) (5) $7.66 $7.89 $16,410 9.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) (5) $6.84 $8.21 $17,070 6.8 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (3) (5) $18.26 $18.09 $37,620 4.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (3) 630 $12.64 $13.43 $27,940 6.0 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (3) 2,000 $8.77 $8.86 $18,420 5.3 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 560 $7.73 $7.72 $16,060 4.0 %
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 9,690 $12.57 $14.14 $29,410 4.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 600 $21.94 $21.57 $44,870 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $13.11 $17.63 $36,670 8.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (5) $15.22 $16.50 $34,320 6.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 480 $22.50 $22.21 $46,210 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 220 $13.82 $13.05 $27,130 4.1 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 120 $10.34 $10.68 $22,210 7.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 1,390 $12.90 $13.62 $28,340 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) (5) $12.63 $13.29 $27,640 4.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (3) (5) $8.80 $9.35 $19,450 11.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) (5) $12.16 $12.61 $26,240 3.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $9.73 $9.57 $19,890 11.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 230 $6.85 $7.92 $16,470 13.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (5) $13.59 $13.74 $28,590 4.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 470 $14.32 $14.17 $29,480 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 380 $14.94 $16.27 $33,840 17.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 1,490 $10.02 $10.60 $22,060 1.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 70 $16.94 $16.11 $33,520 7.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) 80 $14.69 $14.22 $29,580 6.0 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers (3) 30 $6.21 $6.14 $12,780 8.1 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (3) (5) $15.19 $18.07 $37,580 4.4 %
49-9096 Riggers (3) (5) $10.21 $13.61 $28,310 15.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) (5) $8.71 $9.24 $19,220 4.3 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 10,430 $9.92 $11.09 $23,070 6.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 850 $15.69 $17.99 $37,430 5.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (5) $9.79 $10.17 $21,150 9.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 170 $13.88 $14.60 $30,380 10.2 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 190 $7.76 $7.93 $16,500 3.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 330 $9.60 $9.56 $19,880 2.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (3) (5) $6.03 $6.14 $12,780 5.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.94 $13.29 $27,640 22.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,060 $13.21 $13.59 $28,270 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 760 $12.22 $12.67 $26,360 3.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $8.35 $9.01 $18,750 5.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers (3) (5) $11.02 $10.73 $22,320 3.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $10.46 $9.87 $20,530 6.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) (5) $7.72 $9.16 $19,040 7.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (5) $6.34 $6.41 $13,340 5.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $6.25 $6.48 $13,470 3.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 590 $6.31 $7.52 $15,640 6.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (3) (5) $7.46 $7.53 $15,660 2.5 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (3) (5) $6.25 $8.67 $18,030 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 230 $10.78 $10.72 $22,300 6.5 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $21.67 $21.25 $44,200 5.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $10.88 $10.73 $22,320 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 250 $10.64 $13.68 $28,450 10.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 120 $7.44 $7.39 $15,370 4.4 %
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 15,270 $10.13 $11.50 $23,930 5.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 280 $15.47 $18.14 $37,730 12.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 230 $18.83 $18.67 $38,830 5.9 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 50 (2) (2) $39,670 10.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 100 (2) (2) $58,430 6.1 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (3) (5) $6.02 $6.34 $13,180 5.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) (5) $10.44 $10.81 $22,480 4.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 790 $9.15 $9.57 $19,900 3.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,450 $12.30 $13.42 $27,910 6.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,110 $8.88 $9.14 $19,020 4.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 620 $7.07 $7.93 $16,500 6.1 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (3) 190 $9.38 $9.61 $19,990 7.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (3) (5) $14.02 $15.26 $31,740 6.8 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (3) (5) $17.35 $16.39 $34,090 7.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $10.20 $10.63 $22,110 13.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 440 $13.84 $13.80 $28,710 8.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) $11.27 $11.39 $23,690 3.3 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators (3) (5) $11.67 $10.83 $22,540 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) (5) $9.32 $9.33 $19,400 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 320 $6.32 $6.65 $13,830 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,440 $8.02 $8.78 $18,260 8.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) (5) $7.77 $7.76 $16,140 5.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 890 $6.24 $6.37 $13,240 2.0 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators (3) (5) $22.56 $22.32 $46,420 3.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) (5) $6.90 $8.07 $16,790 4.5 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(2) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

(5) = Estimates not released due to high relative standard error.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.



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1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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