Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

State College, PA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the State College, PA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Pennsylvania.

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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 2,380 $20.54 $24.07 $50,060 4.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 220 $32.68 $37.09 $77,140 7.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 880 $20.12 $24.63 $51,230 5.4 %
11-1031 Legislators (5) $9.77 $12.87 $26,760 27.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $24.16 $23.49 $48,860 4.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $17.25 $22.12 $46,010 19.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $41.77 $44.61 $92,780 26.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $22.74 $24.17 $50,260 7.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 40 $23.59 $24.97 $51,950 5.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 60 $20.91 $24.25 $50,430 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $25.56 $27.36 $56,900 7.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 60 (2) (2) $63,450 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $31.26 $32.17 $66,910 6.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $15.52 $15.51 $32,270 5.9 %
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 810 $15.23 $17.73 $36,890 7.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 50 $16.79 $17.21 $35,800 2.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $15.17 $16.12 $33,540 7.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 50 $16.40 $18.33 $38,130 3.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (5) $12.93 $14.09 $29,320 22.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (5) $9.92 $11.80 $24,550 18.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 100 $18.47 $21.42 $44,560 6.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) (5) $13.09 $15.86 $32,990 11.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (5) $38.21 $39.95 $83,100 11.5 %
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 400 $20.16 $21.34 $44,400 4.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60 $17.03 $18.35 $38,180 8.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30 $22.21 $20.97 $43,610 11.2 %
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 730 $17.02 $18.55 $38,580 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) (5) $22.77 $22.52 $46,850 7.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 $26.35 $26.86 $55,870 8.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 30 $24.31 $25.32 $52,670 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $15.89 $15.32 $31,860 11.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $16.59 $19.67 $40,920 5.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 180 $14.73 $14.86 $30,900 5.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $11.11 $12.21 $25,390 7.1 %
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 460 $16.62 $18.75 $39,010 5.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (5) $14.66 $15.93 $33,130 10.9 %
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 430 $15.02 $15.05 $31,290 9.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (5) $11.84 $12.73 $26,470 8.1 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 220 $24.60 $33.85 $70,420 21.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $34.25 $45.03 $93,670 27.7 %
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 2,170 $18.22 $17.88 $37,200 4.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 70 $9.64 $9.79 $20,360 6.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 70 (2) (2) $42,180 3.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 540 (2) (2) $42,280 7.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 420 (2) (2) $44,500 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (2) (2) $45,860 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (2) (2) $44,280 3.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (5) $9.33 $8.96 $18,640 3.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 460 (2) (2) $15,700 2.5 %
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 300 $8.85 $10.83 $22,520 10.4 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) 50 $7.13 $7.54 $15,670 5.9 %
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 2,110 $16.87 $22.85 $47,520 12.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 110 $30.06 $27.60 $57,410 4.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 350 $18.43 $19.49 $40,540 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 50 $25.27 $24.52 $51,010 8.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 40 $32.98 $32.25 $67,080 8.0 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) (5) $12.89 $13.06 $27,170 10.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $25.05 $25.16 $52,320 4.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) (5) $18.96 $19.09 $39,710 3.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (5) $12.94 $13.17 $27,400 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) (5) $7.58 $7.52 $15,630 4.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 440 $12.50 $12.95 $26,940 1.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,340 $8.70 $9.38 $19,510 8.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $7.90 $7.99 $16,620 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 510 $8.87 $8.71 $18,120 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $9.91 $10.73 $22,330 11.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $6.70 $7.05 $14,660 8.1 %
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) (5) (5) (5) (5)
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 210 $23.31 $22.45 $46,690 4.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 140 $6.35 $8.61 $17,910 8.5 %
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 3,360 $6.46 $6.95 $14,450 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $8.27 $9.90 $20,590 17.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 190 $11.10 $11.49 $23,890 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.12 $6.30 $13,110 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 100 $9.09 $8.96 $18,640 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 280 $7.26 $7.51 $15,610 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 90 $7.87 $7.70 $16,020 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 180 $7.26 $7.27 $15,120 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 160 $6.33 $6.49 $13,500 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 480 $5.95 $6.06 $12,610 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.15 $6.41 $13,340 4.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 890 $5.98 $6.02 $12,530 1.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 100 $6.62 $7.36 $15,310 5.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 110 $6.03 $5.94 $12,350 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 100 $6.19 $6.45 $13,410 3.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,240 $8.52 $9.03 $18,780 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 70 $12.25 $12.51 $26,030 5.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $12.20 $12.68 $26,380 7.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 650 $9.56 $9.49 $19,740 4.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 250 $6.94 $7.20 $14,970 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 200 $7.77 $7.81 $16,230 3.7 %
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 580 $7.85 $8.76 $18,220 6.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (5) $6.01 $5.87 $12,200 5.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $7.32 $7.58 $15,780 5.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $6.55 $6.74 $14,020 3.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $6.54 $6.65 $13,820 6.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 $8.46 $9.98 $20,770 11.8 %
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 5,490 $7.49 $9.45 $19,660 5.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 690 $11.28 $12.04 $25,040 4.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 1,500 $6.30 $6.70 $13,940 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 130 $7.20 $7.91 $16,460 4.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 1,820 $6.48 $7.39 $15,360 2.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) (5) $10.33 $10.54 $21,930 5.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 260 $14.40 $15.89 $33,060 4.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 30 $31.07 $30.61 $63,670 4.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (5) $7.59 $7.51 $15,630 2.6 %
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 5,980 $9.31 $10.16 $21,140 4.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 410 $13.58 $14.75 $30,680 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 30 $9.18 $9.33 $19,410 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 70 $10.57 $11.12 $23,130 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 500 $10.05 $10.41 $21,650 2.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 30 $11.54 $12.08 $25,120 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 130 $8.89 $9.22 $19,170 7.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 40 $8.57 $9.06 $18,840 6.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 80 $7.11 $7.06 $14,690 4.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) (5) $8.98 $9.30 $19,340 7.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $6.77 $7.48 $15,570 9.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $9.94 $9.66 $20,090 9.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 30 $11.90 $12.55 $26,100 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 240 $8.69 $8.76 $18,210 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 40 $11.57 $13.09 $27,230 5.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 120 $8.95 $8.92 $18,550 3.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 1,260 $7.57 $8.06 $16,760 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 290 $11.99 $12.28 $25,530 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) (5) $13.25 $12.90 $26,840 6.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) (5) $11.36 $11.31 $23,520 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 870 $9.87 $10.29 $21,400 5.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) (5) $7.81 $8.18 $17,010 3.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) (5) $11.97 $12.18 $25,330 3.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 660 $8.41 $8.99 $18,690 4.3 %
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 60 $8.45 $9.50 $19,750 5.6 %
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 2,620 $11.48 $12.70 $26,420 4.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $17.31 $18.04 $37,520 11.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $12.98 $14.79 $30,760 12.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 170 $12.83 $14.49 $30,130 8.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (5) $11.05 $11.50 $23,920 5.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) (5) $11.45 $11.66 $24,240 3.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 170 $13.52 $15.28 $31,780 6.0 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) 70 $9.11 $8.91 $18,520 4.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $9.66 $9.82 $20,430 6.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $7.14 $7.37 $15,330 4.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 40 $15.50 $14.53 $30,220 9.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) 80 $11.19 $12.88 $26,780 4.2 %
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 1,310 $11.81 $12.90 $26,830 5.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $15.72 $17.84 $37,120 17.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (5) $12.14 $12.38 $25,750 5.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 30 $12.49 $13.87 $28,840 10.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 380 $10.72 $11.29 $23,480 2.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 110 $12.33 $12.90 $26,820 2.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 40 $12.43 $12.92 $26,880 3.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (5) $13.57 $11.59 $24,100 13.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 $13.36 $13.99 $29,090 4.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 260 $13.27 $13.23 $27,510 6.1 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,780 $9.69 $10.37 $21,570 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 150 $18.66 $19.65 $40,860 4.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 170 $8.04 $8.30 $17,250 5.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (5) $11.59 $11.70 $24,340 2.3 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) (5) $9.57 $9.37 $19,490 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 100 $12.58 $12.19 $25,340 3.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $7.77 $7.76 $16,150 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) (5) $7.66 $7.98 $16,590 4.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 30 $6.83 $10.03 $20,870 21.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 110 $12.45 $12.49 $25,970 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 70 $8.57 $8.55 $17,780 3.9 %
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 3,130 $8.43 $9.86 $20,510 5.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $13.20 $14.90 $31,000 12.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 510 $10.23 $9.55 $19,860 4.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) (5) $7.75 $8.23 $17,120 8.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 670 $12.78 $13.20 $27,450 9.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 310 $8.60 $8.83 $18,360 4.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) (5) $6.49 $6.64 $13,800 6.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $6.15 $6.43 $13,380 2.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) (5) $8.40 $13.65 $28,390 23.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) (5) $6.22 $6.93 $14,400 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 350 $7.83 $7.97 $16,570 3.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) (5) $8.30 $9.39 $19,530 10.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) (5) $7.45 $7.73 $16,080 3.1 %

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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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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