Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lowell, MA-NH PMSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Lowell, MA-NH PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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SOC Major Groups in the Lowell, MA-NH PMSA:

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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 10,060 $33.82 $36.39 $75,700 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 930 $64.56 $54.49 $113,340 7.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,350 $34.12 $36.51 $75,930 3.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 540 $36.91 $38.35 $79,760 3.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 410 $41.93 $42.22 $87,810 4.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 630 $35.02 $36.86 $76,660 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 560 $37.67 $37.57 $78,150 2.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 820 $33.36 $34.54 $71,840 3.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 420 $29.97 $29.80 $61,980 2.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 500 $30.35 $32.30 $67,190 2.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 200 $28.63 $28.33 $58,920 3.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $23.91 $25.63 $53,310 9.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 240 $21.54 $22.65 $47,100 6.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (5) $12.30 $13.25 $27,560 7.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 200 (2) (2) $70,640 3.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 820 $41.44 $43.27 $90,000 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 270 $15.28 $16.03 $33,340 2.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (3) (5) $13.11 $18.34 $38,140 23.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $25.45 $25.95 $53,980 7.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $19.37 $21.96 $45,680 7.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (5) $19.45 $20.73 $43,110 6.0 %
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 4,710 $22.85 $23.95 $49,820 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 140 $19.51 $24.17 $50,280 6.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 540 $19.60 $20.02 $41,640 4.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (5) $22.00 $22.10 $45,980 7.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) (5) $21.93 $22.47 $46,730 4.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 230 $23.57 $23.99 $49,900 5.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $22.72 $23.15 $48,140 5.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $22.14 $22.59 $46,980 5.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (5) $30.34 $30.50 $63,450 8.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 980 $19.54 $20.97 $43,610 3.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) 180 $15.49 $16.09 $33,470 5.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) 30 $23.95 $24.62 $51,210 3.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) 50 $17.62 $18.02 $37,470 4.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $25.37 $25.85 $53,770 5.1 %
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 7,780 $32.78 $33.54 $69,770 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 2,850 $38.89 $38.89 $80,900 2.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,090 $36.72 $36.03 $74,940 3.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,230 $26.56 $25.93 $53,940 4.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 620 $32.74 $35.02 $72,850 7.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 180 $27.17 $28.12 $58,480 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators (5) $25.78 $25.44 $52,910 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 120 $32.37 $33.19 $69,020 5.9 %
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 6,720 $25.69 $26.91 $55,970 1.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) 50 $37.11 $36.05 $74,980 9.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 50 $23.42 $24.31 $50,570 3.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 280 $34.60 $33.59 $69,870 9.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 450 $31.96 $31.37 $65,250 4.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (5) $35.36 $35.30 $73,420 2.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 100 $30.15 $29.84 $62,070 9.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors (5) $29.16 $29.44 $61,240 4.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,060 $29.33 $28.64 $59,570 1.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (3) 100 $32.23 $33.43 $69,540 6.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 500 $29.29 $30.51 $63,470 3.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $20.82 $22.99 $47,830 10.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (5) $23.16 $22.60 $47,000 3.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 170 $21.05 $21.37 $44,460 2.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 950 $19.86 $20.31 $42,230 2.2 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (5) $19.06 $19.34 $40,230 2.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) (5) $23.46 $24.75 $51,480 16.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,140 $21.83 $25.28 $52,580 5.6 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) (5) $26.00 $28.95 $60,220 4.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (5) $21.52 $23.85 $49,610 5.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $24.21 $24.38 $50,700 10.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 250 $18.29 $18.58 $38,650 13.5 %
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 1,320 $11.56 $13.65 $28,400 9.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 210 $22.33 $22.00 $45,750 3.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (5) $9.40 $9.48 $19,720 5.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (5) $15.94 $16.68 $34,690 13.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (5) $13.24 $16.95 $35,260 27.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $8.69 $9.46 $19,690 6.0 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (5) $20.36 $27.73 $57,690 6.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers (5) $47.68 $46.01 $95,700 8.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (5) $19.25 $19.32 $40,180 3.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 7,340 $16.48 $17.31 $36,010 4.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $11.00 $11.21 $23,310 3.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 120 (2) (2) $41,390 3.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 1,680 (2) (2) $41,080 3.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 910 (2) (2) $43,720 3.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,200 (2) (2) $45,470 2.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (5) (2) (2) $43,060 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (2) (2) $43,250 1.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (2) (2) $49,700 3.6 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 80 $21.68 $21.55 $44,830 5.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 1,370 (2) (2) $19,050 3.7 %
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 1,180 $20.39 $21.56 $44,850 5.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors (5) $21.80 $22.21 $46,190 9.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 150 $20.16 $21.37 $44,440 1.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 310 $21.41 $22.30 $46,390 16.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 40 $22.52 $24.22 $50,380 5.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 180 $27.35 $27.71 $57,640 2.8 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) (5) $10.12 $14.32 $29,780 8.8 %
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 5,540 $18.07 $20.65 $42,950 4.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 180 $31.37 $29.92 $62,240 1.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) (5) $18.20 $18.62 $38,730 5.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 1,890 $21.68 $22.43 $46,660 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 70 $23.83 $23.71 $49,330 3.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 80 $28.88 $28.47 $59,230 3.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) (5) $19.26 $19.12 $39,760 4.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $23.79 $23.24 $48,330 2.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) (5) $18.38 $17.86 $37,140 5.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $14.69 $15.24 $31,710 4.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 270 $16.06 $16.60 $34,540 7.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) 430 $11.82 $12.81 $26,640 7.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (3) 60 $8.01 $8.22 $17,090 3.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 270 $8.12 $8.42 $17,520 3.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $13.50 $13.66 $28,420 5.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 940 $16.31 $16.42 $34,160 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (5) $12.14 $12.11 $25,190 3.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $16.88 $16.34 $33,990 4.1 %
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 2,390 $9.99 $10.53 $21,910 3.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $10.52 $10.22 $21,250 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 1,760 $9.90 $10.26 $21,330 3.6 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (5) $15.25 $15.16 $31,530 3.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (5) $15.37 $16.21 $33,710 2.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $12.66 $13.09 $27,230 6.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (5) $13.03 $13.72 $28,550 9.3 %
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 1,470 $19.87 $20.06 $41,730 4.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 120 $26.93 $29.03 $60,380 6.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (3) 60 $22.78 $24.73 $51,430 4.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (3) 50 $9.71 $9.37 $19,490 6.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,940 $7.71 $8.33 $17,320 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $9.49 $9.96 $20,720 7.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 470 $12.55 $14.13 $29,380 4.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 310 $9.91 $10.01 $20,810 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 330 $10.24 $10.39 $21,620 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 230 $9.72 $9.73 $20,230 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 770 $8.67 $8.63 $17,960 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 540 $6.68 $7.14 $14,840 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 1,100 $6.87 $7.15 $14,880 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 2,050 $6.35 $6.66 $13,860 2.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 1,690 $6.30 $7.28 $15,140 2.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) 200 $7.71 $8.78 $18,270 10.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 350 $6.81 $6.89 $14,330 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 290 $7.62 $7.86 $16,350 4.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 200 $7.70 $7.84 $16,300 1.8 %
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 2,870 $10.00 $10.88 $22,630 4.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 140 $12.79 $13.18 $27,410 5.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $16.04 $16.57 $34,470 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,080 $10.19 $10.79 $22,450 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 820 $7.60 $7.67 $15,960 1.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 730 $12.84 $13.18 $27,400 3.1 %
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 1,760 $8.40 $8.79 $18,270 4.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (5) $11.85 $11.35 $23,610 3.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $7.75 $7.88 $16,380 5.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (5) $7.58 $8.24 $17,130 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (5) $9.63 $9.50 $19,750 4.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $8.12 $8.17 $17,000 4.5 %
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 9,010 $9.94 $14.53 $30,210 5.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 680 $13.16 $14.70 $30,580 4.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $24.41 $25.12 $52,250 4.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 2,880 $6.76 $7.20 $14,970 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 50 $7.05 $7.87 $16,380 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 200 $15.07 $14.91 $31,010 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 1,850 $8.15 $9.97 $20,730 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 30 $17.38 $24.76 $51,490 8.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $30.29 $29.77 $61,910 18.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) 120 $12.60 $12.47 $25,930 4.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 880 $32.12 $30.88 $64,220 3.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 960 $23.30 $27.93 $58,100 4.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 310 $30.73 $30.62 $63,700 3.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 410 $12.84 $14.81 $30,810 13.2 %
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 17,310 $12.65 $13.24 $27,540 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 930 $17.16 $18.65 $38,800 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 280 $11.06 $11.00 $22,890 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 170 $13.97 $13.95 $29,010 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 630 $12.81 $13.05 $27,150 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 1,770 $13.15 $13.47 $28,020 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 210 $13.82 $14.38 $29,910 3.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 60 $13.81 $14.64 $30,450 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 690 $8.96 $9.09 $18,900 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) 60 $13.06 $13.05 $27,130 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,180 $14.63 $14.91 $31,010 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 100 $9.15 $9.62 $20,010 4.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) (5) $8.33 $8.38 $17,430 2.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $10.50 $11.32 $23,550 3.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $12.62 $13.30 $27,650 4.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) (5) $11.15 $11.14 $23,160 2.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 350 $15.44 $15.14 $31,490 10.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 160 $15.17 $16.10 $33,490 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 900 $10.73 $10.83 $22,520 1.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 160 $15.88 $15.63 $32,520 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 570 $16.41 $16.84 $35,030 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 920 $11.89 $12.58 $26,180 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 2,040 $9.23 $10.43 $21,690 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,360 $14.99 $15.53 $32,300 4.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 470 $11.53 $11.78 $24,500 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,300 $12.29 $12.52 $26,030 2.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 80 $14.44 $15.64 $32,530 2.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 280 $11.59 $12.21 $25,390 5.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 130 $12.08 $13.66 $28,410 5.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 50 $9.68 $10.02 $20,850 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,270 $11.10 $11.40 $23,710 4.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) (5) $9.34 $9.59 $19,950 9.1 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (3) (5) $12.46 $12.46 $25,910 3.4 %
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 4,570 $16.91 $17.98 $37,410 4.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 $21.06 $21.52 $44,770 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 710 $18.33 $19.45 $40,450 8.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (5) $19.25 $19.26 $40,060 4.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 540 $13.01 $12.75 $26,520 6.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) (5) $14.92 $15.33 $31,890 6.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 130 $17.72 $18.12 $37,680 7.3 %
47-2082 Tapers (3) (5) $26.06 $23.65 $49,200 17.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 480 $19.07 $19.25 $40,050 3.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) (5) $15.80 $16.01 $33,300 3.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $15.99 $15.80 $32,870 3.1 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) (5) $15.43 $15.13 $31,480 4.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 460 $15.31 $17.58 $36,560 10.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $11.93 $11.90 $24,750 11.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 360 $11.67 $11.76 $24,470 7.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 40 $19.17 $18.56 $38,610 5.7 %
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 4,790 $16.74 $17.90 $37,240 3.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $23.83 $23.40 $48,660 3.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (5) $20.37 $21.19 $44,080 4.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $15.90 $15.96 $33,210 11.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 1,230 $14.04 $14.61 $30,400 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 170 $17.82 $17.71 $36,840 1.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) (5) $18.11 $18.13 $37,700 2.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 280 $16.17 $16.38 $34,060 4.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $24.07 $22.89 $47,610 5.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 480 $14.32 $14.63 $30,430 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) (5) $14.02 $14.26 $29,660 3.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) (5) $15.08 $15.90 $33,070 7.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $14.60 $15.00 $31,200 5.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 50 $10.47 $11.93 $24,800 9.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 12,680 $13.23 $13.67 $28,440 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 890 $19.46 $20.06 $41,720 2.2 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (3) (5) $10.14 $10.19 $21,190 7.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 2,090 $10.74 $11.50 $23,930 2.2 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (5) $12.21 $12.50 $25,990 4.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 30 $19.06 $18.95 $39,410 3.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 770 $9.84 $10.59 $22,020 6.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 80 $9.30 $10.00 $20,800 4.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 130 $11.91 $13.47 $28,020 8.0 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $17.75 $17.62 $36,650 7.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $11.39 $11.10 $23,080 10.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 280 $11.53 $12.24 $25,470 10.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $13.35 $13.52 $28,120 5.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $12.28 $12.87 $26,780 5.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $14.27 $14.18 $29,500 15.5 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $11.23 $11.53 $23,990 3.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,010 $12.20 $13.51 $28,110 12.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $10.29 $10.96 $22,800 2.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) (5) $10.57 $11.49 $23,910 3.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) 30 $17.04 $16.15 $33,590 5.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 220 $14.45 $14.63 $30,430 2.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 140 $12.78 $13.03 $27,110 9.0 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) (5) $11.68 $12.44 $25,870 4.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (5) $17.56 $17.40 $36,190 3.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) (5) $14.45 $15.72 $32,700 6.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $8.32 $8.77 $18,240 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 30 $8.27 $8.85 $18,410 5.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $18.37 $17.85 $37,120 5.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 110 $17.23 $17.91 $37,250 2.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $10.89 $11.63 $24,190 4.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 1,000 $13.79 $14.97 $31,140 2.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (5) $7.63 $7.76 $16,140 6.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $10.24 $11.06 $23,010 5.6 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (3) (5) $12.80 $12.97 $26,980 3.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 90 $14.38 $14.05 $29,230 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 80 $11.70 $12.33 $25,650 7.4 %
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 6,610 $10.06 $10.72 $22,300 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $15.97 $16.53 $34,390 5.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 30 $18.36 $17.82 $37,070 11.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) (5) $12.77 $12.26 $25,500 8.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) (5) $6.56 $8.50 $17,680 3.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) (5) $7.59 $9.02 $18,770 9.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 490 $17.45 $16.62 $34,570 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 710 $10.21 $10.60 $22,050 6.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 230 $11.54 $11.31 $23,530 2.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) 290 $7.48 $7.78 $16,190 4.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 80 $18.73 $20.05 $41,700 5.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 160 $12.45 $12.82 $26,670 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) (5) $7.94 $9.00 $18,730 11.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,730 $10.88 $10.73 $22,320 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) (5) $11.28 $11.55 $24,030 2.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 1,460 $7.82 $8.24 $17,140 2.1 %

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

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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