Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lexington, KY MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Lexington, KY MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

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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 16,970 $24.69 $27.48 $57,170 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 970 $48.56 $47.75 $99,320 3.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 6,260 $24.52 $29.05 $60,410 4.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 550 $25.54 $25.70 $53,460 3.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 590 $24.31 $28.35 $58,960 4.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers (5) $22.88 $25.55 $53,140 5.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 520 $16.30 $19.04 $39,600 5.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 350 $28.22 $29.08 $60,490 4.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 880 $26.98 $26.93 $56,010 2.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 330 $25.70 $26.57 $55,270 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 560 $31.08 $29.33 $61,000 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 210 $21.60 $23.16 $48,170 2.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 210 $23.91 $24.37 $50,680 6.4 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (5) $23.64 $24.60 $51,170 7.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 300 $24.94 $27.27 $56,720 7.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 340 (2) (2) $57,930 4.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 500 $31.12 $32.32 $67,230 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 870 $14.99 $14.48 $30,130 4.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (3) (5) $14.19 $17.62 $36,650 3.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (5) $10.34 $10.28 $21,390 3.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 600 $20.35 $22.12 $46,000 7.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (5) $9.30 $10.62 $22,080 21.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $17.33 $20.29 $42,210 11.1 %
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 5,770 $18.41 $19.30 $40,150 2.1 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $14.85 $14.11 $29,350 7.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 290 $13.18 $14.99 $31,180 4.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 370 $17.67 $17.77 $36,970 3.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 240 $25.38 $24.19 $50,320 8.8 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (3) (5) $19.21 $19.64 $40,850 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (5) $23.30 $21.88 $45,500 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 380 $19.97 $21.04 $43,770 3.0 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (5) $13.74 $16.87 $35,090 11.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $15.53 $16.04 $33,360 6.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 120 $15.76 $17.60 $36,600 6.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 430 $15.53 $17.47 $36,340 7.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 $14.89 $17.89 $37,200 9.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 1,320 $16.69 $18.63 $38,750 4.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) 90 $21.98 $23.14 $48,130 5.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $16.65 $18.32 $38,110 14.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $34.77 $33.86 $70,420 7.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) (5) $17.42 $18.06 $37,550 3.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 50 $18.79 $21.24 $44,180 10.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 360 $19.57 $21.82 $45,380 7.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (3) (5) $20.52 $25.92 $53,920 10.3 %
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 3,670 $23.57 $24.73 $51,430 6.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 880 $22.34 $23.27 $48,410 6.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (5) $38.41 $36.31 $75,520 4.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $32.60 $31.76 $66,050 6.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 840 $14.92 $17.57 $36,540 9.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 780 $24.36 $24.99 $51,990 3.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 80 $23.41 $23.32 $48,500 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 320 $19.54 $21.71 $45,160 10.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $12.08 $14.08 $29,280 14.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,810 $18.66 $20.11 $41,830 4.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) 80 $22.66 $23.81 $49,530 2.8 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (3) (5) $16.10 $17.09 $35,540 4.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors (5) $13.23 $14.46 $30,070 2.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 320 $23.72 $25.97 $54,020 3.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 260 $28.49 $29.04 $60,400 4.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (5) $29.86 $28.84 $59,990 2.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (5) $26.99 $27.08 $56,320 4.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $17.17 $18.83 $39,160 6.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 390 $21.15 $22.03 $45,810 1.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 370 $23.43 $24.10 $50,130 3.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $12.46 $13.09 $27,230 4.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 210 $13.77 $14.23 $29,610 6.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (5) $15.12 $15.04 $31,280 2.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) 380 $13.17 $14.43 $30,010 5.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 190 $15.82 $15.96 $33,190 3.7 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 70 $17.90 $16.39 $34,100 12.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) (5) $21.40 $20.18 $41,980 3.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (5) $15.00 $16.08 $33,440 10.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $10.09 $11.90 $24,750 8.7 %
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 1,070 $18.21 $18.84 $39,180 5.7 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (5) $19.49 $19.86 $41,310 3.2 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 90 $23.84 $24.54 $51,050 4.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $15.88 $16.19 $33,680 5.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 $20.77 $23.02 $47,880 9.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $19.54 $19.69 $40,950 6.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (5) $14.08 $14.49 $30,150 2.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (5) $11.89 $12.76 $26,540 3.9 %
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 2,120 $12.78 $13.92 $28,960 4.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 450 $20.06 $20.34 $42,300 5.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (5) $9.63 $10.00 $20,800 8.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (5) $11.04 $12.24 $25,460 18.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 730 $12.59 $13.42 $27,910 2.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $15.86 $15.83 $32,930 2.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (5) $11.89 $11.78 $24,490 4.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators (5) $14.37 $16.99 $35,340 3.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 340 $7.81 $8.86 $18,430 8.0 %
21-2011 Clergy (3) 50 $15.03 $20.54 $42,720 17.8 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 490 $23.15 $25.07 $52,140 10.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $33.02 $34.83 $72,450 4.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $15.13 $15.70 $32,660 4.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) 70 $10.76 $11.43 $23,780 7.6 %
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 15,840 $11.98 $13.44 $27,960 2.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (5) $16.81 $17.16 $35,690 7.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $8.22 $8.95 $18,610 3.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 2,030 (2) (2) $36,240 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 680 (2) (2) $33,520 2.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,200 (2) (2) $36,380 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 350 (2) (2) $32,600 4.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (2) (2) $30,850 1.5 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians (3) (5) $12.95 $14.94 $31,080 8.3 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 370 $20.51 $20.23 $42,070 2.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (5) $9.95 $10.04 $20,890 3.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (5) $14.95 $16.66 $34,650 7.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 2,340 (2) (2) $18,850 4.7 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,400 $10.64 $13.10 $27,240 8.4 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 50 $14.26 $14.26 $29,660 4.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 320 $8.36 $8.45 $17,590 3.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (5) $13.44 $12.67 $26,360 7.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 30 $8.57 $9.18 $19,100 2.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 110 (2) (2) $33,060 4.5 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $6.93 $8.61 $17,910 10.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) 190 $14.98 $18.91 $39,330 6.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 120 $14.39 $15.68 $32,620 2.8 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $16.41 $18.68 $38,850 12.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 80 $11.62 $11.96 $24,880 18.7 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) 110 $12.29 $12.58 $26,160 6.1 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (3) (5) $10.31 $10.59 $22,020 2.6 %
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 12,800 $16.56 $21.94 $45,630 13.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) (5) $16.79 $17.62 $36,640 2.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 500 $30.56 $28.49 $59,260 3.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) 70 $24.28 $26.79 $55,720 4.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 4,950 $18.38 $19.23 $39,990 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) (5) $23.01 $23.53 $48,940 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) (5) $27.88 $27.89 $58,010 1.7 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) 40 $12.18 $13.05 $27,150 3.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) (5) $14.23 $14.52 $30,200 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 170 $15.86 $16.60 $34,540 3.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (5) $58.90 $47.37 $98,520 6.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) 380 $17.81 $17.90 $37,240 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 260 $11.49 $11.69 $24,310 4.0 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (3) (5) $14.12 $21.73 $45,210 12.3 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (3) 80 $17.15 $17.53 $36,460 1.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 450 $15.33 $16.09 $33,470 5.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) (5) $10.86 $11.73 $24,390 4.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 410 $8.45 $11.17 $23,220 18.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) 200 $11.54 $12.07 $25,110 1.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 1,800 $12.58 $12.79 $26,590 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $10.13 $10.76 $22,380 7.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) 120 $12.90 $14.46 $30,070 9.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $19.26 $19.59 $40,750 5.1 %
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 5,630 $9.04 $9.49 $19,730 3.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 970 $9.03 $9.13 $19,000 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 2,380 $8.35 $8.44 $17,550 1.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $16.05 $15.91 $33,090 5.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (5) $8.48 $9.93 $20,660 10.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $10.04 $10.53 $21,900 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 850 $11.46 $11.58 $24,080 12.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 330 $11.01 $11.03 $22,950 3.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) 50 $8.24 $8.49 $17,650 8.0 %
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 5,980 $8.67 $10.81 $22,490 9.0 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 100 $17.68 $18.41 $38,290 5.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 180 $20.69 $21.19 $44,080 2.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (3) 760 $12.15 $13.43 $27,940 5.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) 80 $19.85 $20.70 $43,060 5.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 770 $14.09 $13.99 $29,100 3.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 $11.90 $16.42 $34,150 20.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 2,900 $7.53 $7.81 $16,250 3.1 %
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 27,190 $6.60 $7.14 $14,850 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 210 $17.35 $17.05 $35,470 6.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 990 $10.75 $10.92 $22,710 5.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.08 $6.47 $13,460 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 1,030 $7.65 $7.77 $16,150 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 3,510 $8.05 $8.11 $16,870 1.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 130 $7.54 $7.62 $15,860 2.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,090 $7.27 $7.51 $15,620 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 840 $6.03 $6.55 $13,630 5.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 3,820 $6.51 $6.64 $13,820 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.37 $6.44 $13,400 3.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 10,240 $5.96 $5.98 $12,440 1.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) 340 $7.42 $7.16 $14,880 2.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 1,290 $6.39 $6.62 $13,760 2.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 920 $8.15 $8.19 $17,040 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 1,460 $6.57 $6.80 $14,150 2.9 %
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 8,550 $7.95 $8.29 $17,240 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 450 $9.41 $9.83 $20,440 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $12.96 $13.59 $28,280 6.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 4,590 $7.85 $8.12 $16,890 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,360 $6.97 $6.99 $14,530 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (3) (5) $8.08 $8.73 $18,150 6.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,430 $8.62 $8.69 $18,080 3.3 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (3) (5) $9.39 $9.22 $19,190 5.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5,160 $7.39 $8.34 $17,340 3.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $12.66 $13.07 $27,190 4.4 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (3) (5) $9.41 $10.17 $21,160 13.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (5) $7.01 $8.32 $17,300 17.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (5) $7.62 $7.52 $15,640 4.4 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 80 $6.49 $6.52 $13,550 5.0 %
39-4011 Embalmers (3) (5) $12.97 $13.73 $28,560 4.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $5.96 $6.36 $13,240 10.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $7.45 $9.11 $18,950 16.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (3) (5) $6.14 $6.42 $13,350 3.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (5) $6.46 $6.44 $13,390 4.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 1,120 $6.33 $6.56 $13,640 1.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $6.44 $6.72 $13,970 10.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (5) $14.58 $14.52 $30,190 6.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $8.07 $8.96 $18,640 6.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 330 $6.32 $6.96 $14,470 3.7 %
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 25,600 $8.27 $11.13 $23,150 5.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,750 $11.13 $13.30 $27,670 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 310 $19.83 $26.51 $55,130 11.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 7,780 $7.02 $7.67 $15,940 4.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 840 $6.50 $7.24 $15,070 2.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 510 $9.50 $10.32 $21,460 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 8,190 $7.58 $8.88 $18,470 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 240 $13.68 $17.76 $36,950 7.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) (5) $10.13 $10.65 $22,160 6.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 630 $19.41 $23.63 $49,160 6.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 2,060 $16.39 $19.09 $39,710 3.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 150 $7.87 $9.15 $19,030 7.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) 260 $8.27 $11.37 $23,660 15.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 120 $21.98 $25.67 $53,380 3.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 170 $6.92 $7.65 $15,920 9.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39,100 $10.35 $11.04 $22,960 3.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 2,420 $14.47 $15.67 $32,590 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 330 $8.40 $8.63 $17,950 1.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 420 $10.86 $11.30 $23,500 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 1,300 $10.57 $10.82 $22,500 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 3,270 $10.73 $10.89 $22,650 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 450 $11.34 $11.63 $24,200 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 120 $12.32 $12.43 $25,850 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 120 $8.09 $8.36 $17,380 1.8 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (3) 180 $9.78 $10.13 $21,080 4.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $9.37 $10.11 $21,030 11.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,660 $11.47 $11.62 $24,160 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 610 $7.88 $7.98 $16,590 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 270 $7.15 $7.02 $14,600 2.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) 480 $9.57 $9.19 $19,120 3.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (5) $6.52 $7.08 $14,720 4.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $14.18 $12.98 $26,990 7.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 800 $8.50 $9.50 $19,770 9.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 190 $12.29 $12.82 $26,660 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 2,400 $8.69 $8.69 $18,080 1.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 $7.88 $8.77 $18,240 4.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 160 $8.09 $8.55 $17,780 3.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 170 $10.25 $10.82 $22,500 7.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 230 $10.24 $11.18 $23,250 5.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) (5) $14.66 $13.88 $28,880 4.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $18.59 $18.32 $38,110 2.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 570 $13.84 $14.70 $30,570 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,910 $10.05 $10.27 $21,360 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 4,930 $8.06 $8.62 $17,940 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 110 $11.10 $11.51 $23,940 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,110 $13.18 $13.25 $27,560 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 130 $13.34 $13.52 $28,130 2.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 110 $9.78 $9.94 $20,670 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,910 $10.27 $10.50 $21,830 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) (5) $10.37 $11.18 $23,260 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 920 $8.07 $8.36 $17,400 1.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 280 $9.00 $9.37 $19,480 3.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (5) $14.96 $14.82 $30,830 6.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (5) $15.27 $15.31 $31,850 7.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 230 $9.16 $9.40 $19,550 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,420 $8.95 $9.69 $20,150 2.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) (5) $8.18 $8.49 $17,660 1.9 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (3) 110 $7.80 $8.60 $17,890 8.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (3) (5) $9.40 $9.69 $20,150 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 2,480 $8.73 $9.04 $18,810 2.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 130 $11.31 $13.12 $27,290 10.3 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders (3) (5) $9.47 $9.94 $20,670 3.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (3) (5) $8.98 $8.95 $18,620 5.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (3) (5) $9.06 $9.26 $19,260 4.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 440 $8.31 $8.47 $17,620 3.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (3) 1,550 $8.40 $8.57 $17,830 2.6 %
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 11,980 $13.13 $14.13 $29,390 3.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 800 $18.72 $20.16 $41,940 4.7 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (3) (5) $16.99 $17.20 $35,780 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (5) $15.83 $15.81 $32,880 6.0 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (3) (5) $18.37 $17.64 $36,700 5.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,160 $12.57 $13.16 $27,380 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 270 $12.78 $12.90 $26,840 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,360 $9.73 $10.07 $20,950 4.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) (5) $13.29 $14.14 $29,410 6.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 570 $15.46 $16.51 $34,340 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,970 $15.70 $16.48 $34,290 10.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) (5) $10.03 $10.09 $20,990 6.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 1,010 $9.74 $9.53 $19,810 8.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) 30 $10.63 $11.58 $24,090 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 960 $15.89 $16.64 $34,600 4.2 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) (5) $11.64 $11.32 $23,540 3.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 390 $12.33 $12.81 $26,640 4.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $12.98 $14.25 $29,650 11.8 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $11.86 $12.24 $25,450 8.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $9.44 $9.27 $19,280 3.4 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (3) (5) $8.14 $8.15 $16,950 6.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $10.22 $9.87 $20,520 3.5 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (3) (5) $8.44 $8.48 $17,650 2.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 90 $15.32 $15.60 $32,440 2.6 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $22.68 $21.75 $45,230 2.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) 330 $9.38 $9.49 $19,730 2.6 %
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 11,050 $14.02 $15.72 $32,690 8.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 770 $15.98 $17.39 $36,180 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 450 $14.27 $16.04 $33,360 15.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (5) $15.31 $15.77 $32,800 5.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $9.75 $11.02 $22,930 14.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 1,540 $13.52 $14.19 $29,510 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 590 $13.86 $14.01 $29,140 2.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (3) 160 $8.78 $8.99 $18,690 8.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 140 $14.41 $14.36 $29,870 2.9 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (3) 60 $8.03 $9.48 $19,720 16.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $8.87 $8.97 $18,660 7.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) (5) $14.08 $14.11 $29,340 4.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 630 $16.92 $17.10 $35,570 4.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 2,620 $12.24 $14.07 $29,270 12.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) (5) $12.67 $13.47 $28,020 3.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) (5) $17.25 $17.58 $36,560 16.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) 190 $13.16 $14.34 $29,820 4.1 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (3) (5) $11.51 $12.97 $26,970 4.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (5) $14.29 $13.25 $27,560 8.0 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (3) (5) $11.08 $11.71 $24,360 3.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 210 $9.42 $10.56 $21,960 3.3 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 30,290 $11.36 $11.56 $24,050 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,740 $18.25 $18.16 $37,760 2.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 470 $9.69 $10.27 $21,360 16.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 5,830 $11.66 $11.53 $23,980 4.6 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 140 $7.95 $8.00 $16,640 1.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 210 $9.87 $10.62 $22,090 5.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (5) $12.27 $12.31 $25,600 2.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $9.06 $9.48 $19,720 6.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,040 $12.50 $12.24 $25,460 5.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $12.17 $12.13 $25,240 3.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $10.38 $10.87 $22,600 4.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $11.68 $11.43 $23,780 3.3 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $9.97 $10.68 $22,220 10.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 950 $12.53 $12.75 $26,520 4.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $10.59 $10.65 $22,150 12.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) (5) $11.18 $11.10 $23,090 3.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) 480 $16.66 $15.91 $33,090 1.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 780 $12.45 $12.14 $25,260 2.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $11.59 $11.13 $23,160 5.3 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 200 $10.36 $11.37 $23,650 3.9 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 80 $9.94 $9.91 $20,610 3.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (3) (5) $11.89 $11.40 $23,710 5.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 80 $11.27 $11.25 $23,410 3.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 270 $12.07 $13.70 $28,490 10.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 320 $13.03 $13.12 $27,290 5.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 590 $7.80 $7.91 $16,450 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) 110 $7.29 $7.38 $15,360 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 840 $9.27 $9.27 $19,280 4.9 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 60 $9.63 $9.68 $20,140 2.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (3) 30 $8.44 $8.98 $18,680 2.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 160 $10.85 $10.81 $22,490 2.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $13.75 $14.02 $29,150 5.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $9.32 $9.50 $19,750 4.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) (5) $10.01 $9.84 $20,460 3.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $12.22 $13.49 $28,060 12.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (5) $9.08 $8.86 $18,430 3.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 290 $14.11 $13.19 $27,440 4.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $10.82 $11.12 $23,120 2.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (3) 190 $18.18 $16.94 $35,230 6.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 1,810 $10.52 $11.51 $23,940 3.7 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (3) 140 $9.16 $9.35 $19,450 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $14.02 $12.60 $26,210 9.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $12.16 $12.07 $25,110 3.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (3) 170 $10.40 $12.36 $25,720 10.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (3) 190 $8.14 $8.80 $18,310 8.9 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (3) 30 $9.11 $8.67 $18,040 4.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 430 $13.81 $13.14 $27,330 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (5) $8.64 $9.10 $18,920 3.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 18,880 $9.93 $11.28 $23,470 4.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $13.81 $13.61 $28,300 6.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 300 $15.96 $16.83 $35,000 4.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) 70 $8.34 $8.99 $18,700 7.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 1,140 $10.45 $10.52 $21,880 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 870 $8.38 $9.88 $20,550 6.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,380 $16.65 $16.86 $35,060 6.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,630 $9.65 $10.19 $21,190 5.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 340 $7.31 $8.62 $17,930 5.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) 310 $5.99 $5.96 $12,400 3.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $7.65 $7.85 $16,330 5.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (3) 80 $9.80 $10.22 $21,260 4.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 80 $14.44 $13.33 $27,730 5.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) $16.25 $17.75 $36,920 6.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 1,560 $10.86 $11.27 $23,430 1.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 590 $8.39 $8.33 $17,330 3.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,580 $6.73 $7.87 $16,360 7.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) (5) $11.57 $11.08 $23,040 5.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 1,990 $7.74 $7.92 $16,480 1.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) (5) $8.14 $8.38 $17,430 3.8 %

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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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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