Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lake Charles, LA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Lake Charles, 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 4,830 $21.47 $24.25 $50,450 3.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 420 $20.82 $30.75 $63,960 8.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,190 $22.46 $23.41 $48,690 4.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $13.60 $15.86 $32,980 9.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (5) $20.13 $23.18 $48,220 6.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 100 $27.50 $25.79 $53,640 7.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $17.67 $20.54 $42,710 9.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $27.52 $27.18 $56,530 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $25.96 $32.61 $67,830 9.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 70 $23.24 $24.83 $51,640 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 60 $27.41 $29.58 $61,530 3.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 60 $17.62 $20.53 $42,710 6.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $19.77 $21.14 $43,970 8.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 210 $15.62 $20.62 $42,890 8.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (5) $39.30 $37.92 $78,870 6.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $12.08 $12.60 $26,200 6.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $10.75 $13.36 $27,790 9.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers (5) $20.67 $20.77 $43,200 2.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $48.88 $45.28 $94,180 12.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $12.46 $15.07 $31,350 7.4 %
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 1,770 $13.56 $15.29 $31,810 7.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 60 $12.77 $12.85 $26,720 5.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 70 $16.94 $17.33 $36,050 3.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $19.14 $18.80 $39,090 5.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 110 $19.17 $20.91 $43,480 3.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $12.68 $13.92 $28,960 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $14.08 $15.24 $31,700 13.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $20.51 $20.79 $43,230 10.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 580 $15.55 $17.02 $35,390 4.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) (5) $14.96 $14.57 $30,300 4.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 60 $14.60 $13.82 $28,750 9.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (3) (5) $6.16 $7.03 $14,610 17.9 %
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 $19.64 $21.41 $44,540 4.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) (5) $17.20 $18.59 $38,670 8.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $15.99 $15.84 $32,940 7.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (5) $20.79 $22.43 $46,650 3.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators (5) $25.46 $24.13 $50,190 10.4 %
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 1,430 $22.51 $22.26 $46,300 9.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 80 $23.28 $23.59 $49,070 4.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $25.40 $27.77 $57,760 8.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 40 $30.78 $28.93 $60,170 3.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $10.80 $11.26 $23,420 10.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (5) $23.21 $22.79 $47,400 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $8.97 $9.58 $19,920 7.4 %
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 1,050 $22.31 $21.98 $45,720 5.8 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) (5) $32.97 $30.99 $64,460 2.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (5) $22.40 $21.85 $45,440 9.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (5) $30.78 $34.50 $71,760 8.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 270 $23.06 $20.93 $43,540 12.3 %
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 730 $12.91 $13.32 $27,700 6.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (5) $11.54 $11.85 $24,640 7.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (5) $12.52 $12.92 $26,860 5.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (5) $16.09 $16.82 $34,990 1.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $8.66 $8.74 $18,180 7.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (5) $18.80 $18.54 $38,570 9.2 %
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 190 $7.19 $8.57 $17,820 10.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $8.30 $10.26 $21,340 19.0 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) (5) $18.95 $20.13 $41,870 13.8 %
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 580 $9.76 $11.64 $24,210 5.9 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $7.29 $8.50 $17,670 6.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 50 $12.84 $14.38 $29,920 5.0 %
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 5,820 $12.90 $16.62 $34,560 8.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) (5) $19.98 $17.43 $36,260 5.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 170 $30.41 $28.82 $59,950 2.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) (5) $12.55 $16.23 $33,760 18.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) (5) $18.26 $17.83 $37,080 5.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) (5) $19.70 $20.74 $43,140 7.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) (5) $27.96 $31.51 $65,550 5.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (5) $19.81 $20.15 $41,910 8.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $19.25 $24.88 $51,760 10.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) (5) $16.91 $17.42 $36,230 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $10.73 $11.18 $23,260 7.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 170 $6.93 $7.35 $15,290 4.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 570 $11.26 $11.72 $24,390 2.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $6.61 $7.25 $15,090 4.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (5) $18.27 $19.35 $40,250 16.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,470 $6.21 $6.57 $13,680 4.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 380 $6.39 $7.08 $14,740 7.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 1,120 $5.98 $5.96 $12,400 2.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (5) $8.83 $8.59 $17,880 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (5) $7.42 $7.18 $14,930 3.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $6.17 $6.13 $12,750 3.8 %
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 1,130 $9.10 $10.18 $21,180 8.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 60 $13.17 $14.04 $29,210 4.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (3) (5) $15.44 $15.42 $32,080 12.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (3) (5) $10.02 $11.39 $23,700 7.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) 40 $11.32 $12.71 $26,430 10.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 260 $9.24 $9.60 $19,960 5.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) (5) $6.92 $7.78 $16,190 3.5 %
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 7,240 $6.19 $6.39 $13,290 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (5) $7.92 $10.05 $20,910 20.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers (5) $9.04 $9.78 $20,330 6.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.03 $5.96 $12,400 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 140 $6.21 $6.33 $13,160 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 740 $7.50 $7.60 $15,810 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $6.07 $6.37 $13,260 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 500 $6.39 $7.12 $14,820 12.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 120 $6.02 $6.21 $12,910 2.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) (5) $6.07 $5.84 $12,140 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 1,830 $5.88 $5.78 $12,030 1.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) (5) $6.01 $6.00 $12,470 5.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) (5) $5.93 $5.80 $12,070 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 410 $5.99 $5.83 $12,130 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.56 $6.98 $14,520 3.4 %
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 2,270 $6.18 $6.53 $13,590 3.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 100 $7.64 $7.74 $16,090 2.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 870 $6.60 $7.56 $15,730 5.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 960 $6.16 $6.15 $12,800 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $6.55 $7.25 $15,070 5.0 %
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 2,820 $6.56 $8.07 $16,790 8.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $7.84 $9.07 $18,870 9.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $5.95 $5.75 $11,960 5.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $6.44 $7.01 $14,580 5.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (5) $6.12 $6.26 $13,020 11.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 420 $6.31 $6.58 $13,690 3.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $6.06 $6.45 $13,410 3.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (5) $7.26 $7.97 $16,580 10.5 %
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 7,790 $7.62 $10.24 $21,310 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 770 $12.27 $13.21 $27,480 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers (5) $11.02 $11.14 $23,170 14.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 2,350 $6.21 $6.44 $13,400 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 160 $6.43 $6.95 $14,460 2.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 130 $9.92 $10.87 $22,610 4.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 2,270 $7.06 $8.63 $17,950 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) (5) $9.76 $12.06 $25,090 5.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (5) $17.87 $18.37 $38,210 7.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 320 $17.66 $19.11 $39,740 5.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 630 $15.01 $16.44 $34,200 3.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) 50 $7.44 $7.63 $15,870 6.2 %
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 12,710 $8.83 $10.09 $20,990 3.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 940 $12.82 $14.74 $30,670 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 70 $7.32 $7.54 $15,680 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 170 $9.02 $9.75 $20,270 4.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 410 $9.04 $9.38 $19,520 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 1,090 $9.51 $9.95 $20,700 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 80 $9.90 $11.18 $23,250 4.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 70 $11.75 $12.97 $26,970 8.9 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) (5) $7.67 $7.91 $16,450 5.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) (5) $10.91 $12.24 $25,450 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 540 $9.17 $9.53 $19,820 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) (5) $6.57 $7.09 $14,750 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 130 $6.37 $6.36 $13,230 3.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (5) $8.80 $8.66 $18,020 3.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) (5) $8.76 $8.68 $18,060 6.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $8.82 $8.96 $18,640 7.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) (5) $10.23 $11.12 $23,140 4.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 890 $8.20 $8.52 $17,720 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $6.56 $6.64 $13,820 4.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 110 $8.39 $8.30 $17,260 7.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 130 $12.06 $12.95 $26,930 7.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) 100 $8.09 $8.81 $18,320 8.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 170 $19.32 $18.34 $38,140 5.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 390 $8.41 $9.99 $20,780 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 830 $7.46 $8.64 $17,980 4.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) (5) $9.14 $9.15 $19,030 7.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 480 $13.01 $13.36 $27,790 7.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) (5) $6.96 $8.87 $18,440 19.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) (5) $9.09 $9.23 $19,200 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,390 $8.10 $8.57 $17,820 4.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 160 $8.97 $9.55 $19,860 7.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 40 $8.04 $8.16 $16,960 2.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) (5) $6.60 $6.89 $14,340 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,010 $8.19 $9.09 $18,910 4.1 %
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 210 $8.99 $9.47 $19,700 8.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $10.98 $13.80 $28,710 24.3 %
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 6,340 $11.70 $12.66 $26,330 4.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 730 $16.31 $18.61 $38,710 9.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 480 $14.86 $14.73 $30,640 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,580 $8.97 $9.47 $19,700 6.6 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators (3) (5) $15.82 $17.53 $36,470 9.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) (5) $13.50 $12.50 $25,990 5.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 550 $14.34 $14.34 $29,840 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250 $12.15 $11.94 $24,840 3.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) (5) $7.44 $8.86 $18,440 12.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 490 $15.65 $16.03 $33,350 2.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $15.09 $14.72 $30,610 2.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 220 $9.14 $10.11 $21,040 4.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 100 $8.85 $9.66 $20,090 3.9 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (3) (5) $7.83 $8.36 $17,390 4.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) (5) $17.03 $17.95 $37,340 8.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) 110 $10.54 $12.10 $25,180 7.4 %
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 6,070 $15.97 $16.10 $33,480 7.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $23.46 $21.73 $45,190 8.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 510 $12.74 $14.17 $29,480 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 170 $12.12 $12.86 $26,750 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 100 $13.74 $14.00 $29,130 6.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $9.06 $9.02 $18,760 2.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $23.90 $22.06 $45,890 8.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) (5) $13.56 $14.24 $29,620 6.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (5) $19.15 $19.31 $40,170 2.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 1,320 $12.47 $13.45 $27,970 5.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) (5) $11.88 $14.43 $30,020 13.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) (5) $17.78 $16.90 $35,150 6.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $11.89 $13.17 $27,400 5.2 %
49-9096 Riggers (3) (5) $10.29 $12.35 $25,680 8.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 380 $9.79 $9.55 $19,870 3.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,180 $16.50 $17.01 $35,390 13.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 830 $19.37 $20.96 $43,600 13.8 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 140 $7.76 $7.97 $16,580 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $10.94 $11.26 $23,420 5.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $14.92 $14.25 $29,640 8.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 360 $14.76 $14.74 $30,660 2.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 30 $10.65 $10.84 $22,540 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $6.22 $6.19 $12,880 3.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $6.05 $6.14 $12,780 3.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 140 $20.91 $19.72 $41,020 20.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 250 $11.09 $11.19 $23,270 5.0 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (3) (5) $22.57 $21.96 $45,670 4.7 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (3) (5) $23.64 $24.14 $50,210 3.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 170 $16.74 $16.98 $35,320 5.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (3) (5) $7.84 $8.82 $18,340 22.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 200 $7.94 $8.92 $18,560 15.7 %
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 5,180 $10.19 $10.89 $22,650 4.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $22.67 $19.68 $40,930 8.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators (5) $16.99 $16.92 $35,200 4.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) (5) $6.86 $7.51 $15,610 9.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 120 $11.49 $10.77 $22,400 6.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 950 $12.59 $13.28 $27,620 6.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 340 $9.07 $9.71 $20,190 7.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) (5) $6.63 $7.18 $14,930 4.5 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (3) (5) $8.59 $9.62 $20,010 8.3 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (3) (5) $16.90 $17.75 $36,910 15.0 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders (3) (5) $14.57 $13.63 $28,340 5.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $7.22 $7.17 $14,920 3.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 90 $14.44 $14.76 $30,700 2.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 90 $11.04 $11.60 $24,140 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 260 $8.57 $8.90 $18,510 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 60 $5.98 $6.98 $14,530 8.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,270 $7.89 $8.67 $18,030 7.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) (5) $5.99 $6.63 $13,790 4.2 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (3) (5) $22.70 $21.15 $43,980 7.4 %

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.

(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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State estimates for Louisiana

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1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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