Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ponce, PR MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Ponce, PR MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Puerto Rico.

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SOC Major Groups in the Ponce, PR MSA:

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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 1,830 $16.02 $19.78 $41,140 4.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $26.91 $33.67 $70,040 10.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 430 $21.22 $24.94 $51,880 5.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $22.95 $22.33 $46,440 6.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $12.49 $13.28 $27,630 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 190 $19.37 $21.80 $45,350 5.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 80 $16.41 $19.07 $39,670 2.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 40 $20.69 $22.50 $46,800 2.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $12.59 $14.04 $29,210 14.4 %
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 1,020 $8.50 $9.57 $19,910 3.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 30 $7.20 $7.72 $16,060 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 90 $10.35 $11.41 $23,740 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (5) $8.09 $9.13 $18,990 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 410 $9.75 $10.33 $21,490 1.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) (5) $13.34 $15.45 $32,140 8.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (3) (5) $6.14 $6.05 $12,590 4.4 %
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 190 $13.07 $14.11 $29,360 5.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 40 $8.73 $9.91 $20,620 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 $11.53 $11.64 $24,200 6.6 %
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 390 $13.29 $14.08 $29,280 9.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors (5) $7.83 $8.37 $17,410 11.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 90 $13.83 $15.99 $33,260 4.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $19.39 $19.45 $40,460 3.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 30 $21.35 $20.78 $43,230 4.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $7.99 $10.37 $21,580 20.6 %
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 180 $10.06 $11.97 $24,900 8.6 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 50 $12.48 $13.64 $28,360 4.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $8.30 $9.65 $20,080 20.5 %
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 530 $9.02 $8.65 $18,000 6.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 250 $9.38 $9.08 $18,890 6.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 290 $18.95 $20.16 $41,940 6.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $20.79 $22.60 $47,000 4.5 %
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) (5) (5) (5) (5)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 70 $6.68 $7.44 $15,470 5.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 160 (2) (2) $14,040 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 200 $7.00 $8.73 $18,160 8.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $5.95 $5.75 $11,960 5.3 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) 50 $6.03 $6.53 $13,580 4.9 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4,340 $8.15 $9.91 $20,620 5.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 30 $11.53 $11.18 $23,260 3.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 60 $15.71 $17.11 $35,600 4.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 1,530 $8.32 $8.60 $17,880 2.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) (5) $8.59 $8.42 $17,520 2.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) 80 $6.07 $6.67 $13,860 6.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) 170 $10.54 $10.83 $22,520 3.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 50 $7.05 $6.99 $14,540 5.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $7.57 $7.69 $15,990 7.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) (5) $6.76 $7.69 $15,990 6.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) (5) $7.38 $7.34 $15,260 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 870 $7.29 $7.22 $15,020 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 270 $6.82 $6.90 $14,350 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) (5) (5) (5) (5)
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $6.40 $6.54 $13,600 8.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (5) $8.37 $8.37 $17,410 3.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) 120 $6.00 $6.02 $12,510 2.9 %
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 2,520 $6.06 $6.24 $12,980 4.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) (5) $6.69 $6.87 $14,280 4.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 2,120 $5.98 $5.85 $12,170 2.5 %
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 3,470 $6.03 $5.99 $12,470 2.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 330 $7.17 $7.50 $15,590 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) 540 $5.94 $5.75 $11,960 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 110 $6.16 $6.30 $13,110 3.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) (5) $6.33 $6.91 $14,370 6.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $5.83 $5.75 $11,950 4.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (5) $5.95 $5.75 $11,960 4.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) (5) $6.04 $5.86 $12,190 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 1,650 $5.93 $5.79 $12,040 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 70 $5.89 $5.73 $11,910 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) (5) $5.93 $5.75 $11,960 3.2 %
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 1,900 $6.04 $5.99 $12,450 1.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,300 $6.00 $6.01 $12,490 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 170 $6.10 $5.99 $12,450 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (5) $5.98 $5.90 $12,270 4.4 %
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 820 $6.20 $7.06 $14,690 9.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $6.70 $6.87 $14,290 5.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 $6.08 $6.00 $12,480 5.8 %
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 5,970 $6.16 $6.96 $14,470 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 670 $8.42 $9.97 $20,730 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $16.32 $17.56 $36,530 5.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 1,540 $5.98 $5.88 $12,220 1.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 210 $6.27 $6.92 $14,400 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 2,740 $6.05 $6.21 $12,920 1.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) (5) $10.65 $13.08 $27,210 12.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 310 $8.81 $10.32 $21,460 5.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 60 $6.13 $6.40 $13,310 4.1 %
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 8,510 $6.56 $7.40 $15,380 2.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 490 $9.28 $9.91 $20,610 4.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 70 $6.17 $6.32 $13,140 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 140 $6.47 $7.20 $14,980 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 260 $7.49 $7.84 $16,310 3.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 530 $6.98 $7.26 $15,100 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 90 $8.16 $8.45 $17,570 4.3 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 250 $6.14 $6.65 $13,830 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 180 $8.72 $9.27 $19,280 10.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) (5) $6.03 $6.02 $12,520 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) (5) $6.48 $6.68 $13,900 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (5) $5.95 $5.75 $11,960 4.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) (5) $8.31 $8.32 $17,300 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $6.43 $6.49 $13,500 4.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 390 $6.50 $6.93 $14,400 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $6.20 $6.47 $13,460 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) (5) $9.27 $9.85 $20,490 1.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 140 $6.96 $7.98 $16,600 3.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 680 $6.05 $6.19 $12,870 1.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 570 $8.76 $8.82 $18,350 3.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 80 $7.81 $8.09 $16,820 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,030 $6.23 $6.34 $13,190 3.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 70 $6.80 $7.23 $15,040 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 70 $6.46 $6.94 $14,440 2.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) (5) $6.17 $6.61 $13,750 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,110 $6.31 $6.84 $14,220 4.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) 40 $6.21 $6.14 $12,770 3.7 %
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 6,020 $6.34 $6.65 $13,830 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 500 $7.97 $8.28 $17,220 4.1 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (3) (5) $6.61 $6.75 $14,050 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 920 $6.83 $6.72 $13,990 3.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $6.22 $6.19 $12,880 6.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,880 $6.09 $6.10 $12,690 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 270 $7.64 $7.57 $15,740 3.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 140 $7.89 $8.26 $17,190 5.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 330 $6.16 $6.24 $12,980 4.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) (5) $7.21 $7.24 $15,050 6.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 60 $6.98 $6.96 $14,470 1.6 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (3) 60 $6.14 $6.24 $12,980 3.2 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) (5) $6.23 $7.29 $15,160 18.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $6.19 $6.05 $12,580 2.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $6.08 $6.22 $12,930 5.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 140 $5.89 $5.77 $11,990 2.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $6.11 $5.96 $12,400 3.5 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (3) (5) $6.71 $8.31 $17,280 21.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) (5) $5.99 $6.60 $13,720 6.1 %
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 2,490 $6.62 $8.25 $17,170 6.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $12.35 $13.85 $28,800 8.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (5) $6.11 $6.41 $13,330 12.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 300 $6.24 $6.72 $13,980 2.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 80 $7.04 $7.46 $15,510 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) (5) $7.51 $8.66 $18,020 14.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $6.08 $6.10 $12,690 3.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 50 $6.42 $6.52 $13,560 2.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $9.53 $9.18 $19,100 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 960 $6.21 $6.72 $13,970 3.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 50 $6.63 $6.79 $14,120 2.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $5.96 $7.76 $16,150 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 60 $8.39 $8.19 $17,030 3.0 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,000 $7.17 $8.04 $16,710 4.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 280 $11.57 $12.22 $25,420 4.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,620 $7.04 $7.19 $14,960 4.7 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 200 $5.99 $6.23 $12,960 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $6.69 $6.77 $14,080 5.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 150 $7.11 $7.27 $15,120 2.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $6.13 $6.07 $12,620 5.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) (5) $6.10 $6.00 $12,480 4.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $5.95 $5.75 $11,960 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 140 $8.09 $8.66 $18,010 1.7 %
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 5,240 $6.21 $6.73 $13,990 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $11.34 $10.91 $22,700 7.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $8.95 $10.69 $22,230 15.6 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (3) (5) $5.95 $5.90 $12,270 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 120 $5.94 $5.86 $12,200 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) (5) $6.52 $8.44 $17,550 12.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 890 $6.28 $6.84 $14,230 5.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 520 $6.10 $6.07 $12,630 2.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $5.87 $5.71 $11,870 2.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) (5) $11.34 $13.34 $27,740 14.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 120 $7.35 $7.48 $15,550 2.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 210 $7.43 $7.71 $16,040 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 100 $5.99 $6.03 $12,530 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,410 $6.04 $6.00 $12,470 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 90 $6.56 $6.73 $14,010 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 720 $6.03 $6.14 $12,760 2.9 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (3) (5) $17.37 $16.55 $34,420 7.5 %

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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