Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Tacoma, WA PMSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Tacoma, WA PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area in Washington.

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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 8,530 $28.62 $31.28 $65,060 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 490 $48.06 $49.84 $103,670 4.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,540 $30.69 $34.49 $71,730 4.1 %
11-1031 Legislators (5) $22.68 $18.65 $38,790 26.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $25.09 $27.18 $56,530 10.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $29.94 $29.60 $61,580 9.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 250 $30.16 $33.19 $69,040 5.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 100 $25.32 $26.69 $55,520 9.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 410 $26.08 $27.08 $56,330 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 $24.77 $26.48 $55,070 4.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 640 $28.89 $30.22 $62,860 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 250 $17.64 $18.73 $38,950 10.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 200 $25.38 $27.55 $57,300 2.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 160 $23.45 $24.79 $51,560 3.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 170 $27.39 $29.77 $61,920 12.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $26.31 $31.80 $66,140 11.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $37.01 $32.30 $67,190 10.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 380 (2) (2) $75,810 3.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 240 $29.67 $29.70 $61,770 2.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 200 $34.92 $36.17 $75,240 7.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 380 $19.49 $21.11 $43,910 7.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (3) (5) $21.14 $22.36 $46,510 9.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 100 $17.56 $16.35 $34,010 12.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 350 $25.49 $27.54 $57,290 3.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers (5) $32.90 $34.18 $71,100 5.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (5) $18.35 $19.16 $39,840 8.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 300 $17.31 $21.68 $45,090 15.0 %
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 6,720 $20.93 $25.18 $52,370 11.2 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (5) $12.10 $13.73 $28,560 17.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 330 $14.40 $17.45 $36,290 9.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 290 $19.25 $20.07 $41,740 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 180 $23.26 $23.27 $48,400 2.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 430 $21.71 $22.20 $46,180 2.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 280 $15.53 $16.08 $33,440 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 120 $16.37 $17.39 $36,160 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $23.14 $23.79 $49,490 7.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 $23.46 $26.03 $54,140 8.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 1,010 $18.68 $20.39 $42,410 3.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) (5) $15.98 $19.31 $40,160 8.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (5) $20.25 $21.16 $44,020 11.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 400 $29.38 $30.71 $63,880 15.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1,400 $21.77 $22.00 $45,760 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 170 $22.90 $25.67 $53,390 8.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $25.11 $27.74 $57,700 12.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 330 $15.44 $15.84 $32,940 9.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 290 $22.87 $22.59 $46,990 3.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 60 $21.35 $23.64 $49,160 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 250 $24.66 $25.06 $52,120 4.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $24.15 $23.91 $49,730 7.6 %
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 1,970 $21.34 $22.31 $46,410 2.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) 40 $23.53 $24.38 $50,700 5.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 100 $20.04 $21.21 $44,120 5.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 290 $25.44 $26.43 $54,970 3.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (5) $23.96 $23.80 $49,500 3.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (5) $32.99 $36.90 $76,760 6.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 30 $16.50 $17.44 $36,270 9.2 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects (3) (5) $30.90 $31.86 $66,260 10.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 240 $26.09 $26.40 $54,920 3.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 170 $17.97 $18.26 $37,980 3.2 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (5) $20.08 $18.59 $38,680 14.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 110 $16.91 $15.21 $31,630 6.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) 190 $18.93 $19.05 $39,620 3.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $20.02 $20.81 $43,280 11.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) (5) $20.15 $20.68 $43,010 3.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) 80 $19.07 $19.66 $40,900 2.8 %
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 1,830 $22.80 $23.22 $48,310 4.8 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (5) $25.73 $33.14 $68,940 28.9 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) (5) $21.10 $20.26 $42,130 2.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (5) $28.92 $26.83 $55,800 12.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $20.85 $21.69 $45,120 5.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 300 $26.75 $25.73 $53,510 5.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (3) 110 $23.97 $25.17 $52,350 6.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (5) $15.79 $15.49 $32,220 18.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (5) $18.90 $18.19 $37,840 16.5 %
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 6,510 $14.90 $15.28 $31,770 3.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (5) $14.87 $14.64 $30,450 2.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 420 $22.49 $21.90 $45,560 2.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 580 $13.00 $12.90 $26,830 5.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 430 $14.77 $16.03 $33,350 6.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (5) $19.70 $20.02 $41,650 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 710 $15.86 $15.96 $33,190 4.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 960 $10.17 $11.40 $23,710 10.0 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 770 $26.16 $29.45 $61,250 12.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 430 $36.48 $37.99 $79,020 8.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 120 $19.83 $20.13 $41,880 2.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) (5) $12.96 $13.37 $27,810 6.4 %
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 16,370 $15.72 $16.84 $35,020 3.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (3) 150 (2) (2) $42,480 10.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $38,780 9.9 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) 80 (2) (2) $45,980 9.7 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $46,640 14.7 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $49,190 13.2 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $50,070 15.6 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $52,070 7.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary (3) 50 (2) (2) $43,280 9.0 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (2) (2) $57,050 6.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $47,530 6.7 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $52,870 2.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $50,290 9.9 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $44,610 6.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $39,660 8.7 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $41,570 10.4 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $46,960 13.8 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $47,180 3.9 %
25-1192 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $42,700 2.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (5) $13.42 $15.71 $32,680 6.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 740 $7.61 $8.24 $17,140 5.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 300 (2) (2) $38,180 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 3,200 (2) (2) $40,220 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,230 (2) (2) $40,220 2.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,480 (2) (2) $41,830 3.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 350 (2) (2) $39,430 3.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 150 (2) (2) $40,590 5.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (2) (2) $42,880 4.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (5) $14.88 $14.23 $29,600 7.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 350 $19.27 $20.93 $43,530 6.6 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians (3) 50 $15.50 $15.85 $32,960 2.5 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 360 $21.93 $21.02 $43,720 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 210 $13.12 $13.31 $27,690 2.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 140 $23.63 $22.64 $47,100 4.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 2,500 (2) (2) $19,900 2.4 %
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 2,190 $12.07 $13.36 $27,780 8.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $11.07 $11.30 $23,500 6.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $14.23 $13.81 $28,730 5.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) (5) $15.88 $16.91 $35,170 1.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) (5) $10.80 $10.90 $22,670 3.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (5) (2) (2) $25,740 6.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 290 $14.99 $15.52 $32,290 6.7 %
27-3041 Editors 120 $22.05 $19.15 $39,820 14.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $10.86 $12.23 $25,430 8.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $15.50 $16.65 $34,640 14.5 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) (5) $17.82 $19.31 $40,170 14.1 %
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 10,780 $20.20 $23.73 $49,360 6.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 60 $19.56 $19.33 $40,200 1.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 300 $33.33 $31.17 $64,830 1.3 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (5) $21.50 $34.13 $70,990 4.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) 100 $25.87 $24.14 $50,210 12.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 3,260 $23.40 $23.96 $49,840 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 280 $22.02 $22.68 $47,170 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 400 $24.48 $27.46 $57,120 4.5 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) 60 $18.46 $17.61 $36,630 5.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 170 $22.91 $22.04 $45,850 2.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 130 $26.05 $28.03 $58,310 9.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) 110 $19.46 $19.58 $40,720 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 180 $12.91 $13.04 $27,120 2.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (5) $22.13 $20.80 $43,260 2.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 320 $17.81 $17.56 $36,520 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) (5) $28.65 $24.15 $50,240 13.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 320 $12.68 $12.52 $26,040 1.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 250 $10.37 $11.21 $23,320 8.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 1,920 $14.94 $15.05 $31,310 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 360 $12.47 $12.73 $26,480 3.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $12.81 $13.94 $29,000 6.3 %
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 5,700 $11.61 $11.57 $24,060 4.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 140 $6.65 $7.28 $15,150 5.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 1,880 $8.47 $8.76 $18,230 3.3 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 90 $14.92 $14.76 $30,710 3.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 220 $15.67 $15.90 $33,070 5.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 110 $9.43 $9.34 $19,430 15.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $12.50 $13.23 $27,510 7.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (5) $12.99 $13.28 $27,610 5.0 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 110 $12.40 $12.53 $26,060 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 340 $14.27 $14.03 $29,190 2.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) (5) $9.88 $10.38 $21,590 3.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 210 $6.68 $7.00 $14,550 8.9 %
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 4,780 $14.43 $15.65 $32,550 8.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 240 $31.09 $27.79 $57,800 5.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (3) (5) $28.64 $27.53 $57,260 7.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (3) (5) $21.51 $22.00 $45,750 11.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) (5) $25.14 $25.33 $52,680 8.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 670 $21.57 $21.39 $44,480 4.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 1,560 $9.74 $10.28 $21,380 6.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (3) (5) $19.31 $18.79 $39,070 5.3 %
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 23,650 $7.07 $8.29 $17,250 3.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 190 $16.43 $18.24 $37,950 6.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,580 $12.19 $12.58 $26,170 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.44 $6.78 $14,100 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 850 $9.59 $10.43 $21,700 4.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 1,630 $8.84 $8.97 $18,650 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $8.15 $8.21 $17,070 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,110 $8.16 $8.61 $17,900 7.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 1,210 $7.59 $7.66 $15,920 1.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 3,360 $6.32 $6.92 $14,400 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.92 $7.73 $16,070 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 5,510 $6.12 $6.68 $13,890 2.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 1,650 $6.89 $7.98 $16,600 5.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,920 $6.55 $6.80 $14,150 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 1,350 $6.37 $6.57 $13,660 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 7,850 $9.72 $10.25 $21,310 3.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 450 $13.97 $13.49 $28,050 2.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $15.54 $17.71 $36,830 7.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 3,400 $9.45 $9.61 $19,990 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,700 $7.68 $8.26 $17,190 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,660 $9.84 $10.86 $22,590 8.5 %
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 7,760 $7.14 $8.35 $17,370 6.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 330 $12.47 $14.10 $29,330 6.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 140 $6.39 $7.27 $15,120 13.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (5) $7.45 $7.82 $16,270 2.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $13.20 $13.46 $28,000 8.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1,020 $8.77 $9.35 $19,450 6.9 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 130 $8.84 $8.83 $18,360 2.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (3) (5) $6.13 $6.35 $13,210 4.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (5) $7.65 $7.66 $15,930 4.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 1,030 $6.83 $7.78 $16,180 4.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) 1,360 $7.12 $7.35 $15,300 3.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 550 $8.21 $10.72 $22,300 14.8 %
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 20,740 $10.59 $13.24 $27,530 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,780 $15.18 $18.14 $37,740 4.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 440 $21.05 $24.39 $50,730 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 4,980 $8.13 $9.21 $19,160 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 910 $7.05 $8.22 $17,090 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 710 $12.47 $13.02 $27,090 4.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 6,170 $9.43 $11.11 $23,120 2.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 100 $16.03 $17.94 $37,320 5.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 250 $39.43 $40.30 $83,820 5.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 390 $25.02 $27.73 $57,680 17.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) 230 $10.93 $10.55 $21,940 5.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 590 $15.69 $21.07 $43,830 12.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 2,530 $16.28 $18.40 $38,280 4.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 220 $8.85 $11.85 $24,640 11.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) (5) $9.82 $15.29 $31,800 8.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) (5) $24.42 $25.57 $53,180 6.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (5) $6.36 $6.70 $13,930 5.8 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (5) $6.73 $8.50 $17,680 11.0 %
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 41,980 $12.29 $12.95 $26,940 2.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 3,110 $17.35 $18.56 $38,590 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 320 $10.41 $10.34 $21,510 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 540 $12.49 $14.47 $30,090 4.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 1,200 $12.20 $12.51 $26,020 5.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 6,080 $12.84 $13.34 $27,750 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 390 $13.52 $13.84 $28,790 1.3 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 500 $9.63 $9.51 $19,780 3.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (3) (5) $12.89 $13.37 $27,820 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) (5) $15.61 $15.89 $33,050 3.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (5) $12.62 $13.67 $28,440 10.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,870 $12.61 $13.13 $27,310 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 440 $8.22 $8.63 $17,950 2.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 280 $7.43 $7.45 $15,490 1.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) (5) $11.12 $11.22 $23,330 3.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (5) $9.38 $10.09 $20,980 2.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (5) $10.74 $11.79 $24,520 9.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 460 $11.62 $11.63 $24,200 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 250 $13.78 $13.86 $28,830 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 2,300 $10.38 $10.37 $21,580 2.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $9.85 $10.13 $21,080 4.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 180 $16.28 $16.49 $34,310 5.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 520 $17.47 $16.87 $35,090 5.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) 70 $15.82 $15.68 $32,610 3.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 480 $13.39 $14.34 $29,830 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,640 $11.60 $12.21 $25,390 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 2,680 $10.60 $11.10 $23,090 3.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) (5) $10.74 $12.75 $26,520 8.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,360 $14.37 $14.50 $30,150 4.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) (5) $15.76 $16.25 $33,800 4.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,240 $12.04 $12.13 $25,230 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) (5) $13.12 $13.28 $27,630 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 470 $9.54 $9.76 $20,290 2.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 220 $11.61 $11.63 $24,200 2.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 70 $13.90 $14.48 $30,120 2.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (5) $15.34 $15.53 $32,310 3.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 940 $7.99 $8.84 $18,390 5.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,400 $10.66 $10.64 $22,130 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) (5) $9.30 $9.59 $19,940 2.7 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (3) (5) $9.13 $9.13 $18,990 2.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (3) (5) $12.26 $13.06 $27,160 5.8 %
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 200 $14.85 $14.69 $30,550 7.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (5) $15.11 $16.04 $33,370 16.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (3) 50 $17.75 $17.63 $36,680 4.7 %
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 13,510 $18.15 $18.53 $38,550 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,250 $25.38 $27.29 $56,770 6.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,990 $17.85 $18.83 $39,170 6.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 150 $15.95 $16.90 $35,150 7.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,440 $14.44 $14.71 $30,600 4.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) 30 $13.38 $14.62 $30,400 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 850 $22.60 $22.59 $46,980 3.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 340 $23.52 $23.83 $49,560 8.1 %
47-2082 Tapers (3) (5) $21.06 $22.36 $46,500 7.9 %
47-2111 Electricians (5) $20.69 $20.23 $42,080 4.5 %
47-2121 Glaziers 210 $12.28 $12.95 $26,940 17.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 520 $10.19 $11.91 $24,780 11.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) (5) $23.52 $23.49 $48,860 3.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 890 $19.11 $19.22 $39,970 2.7 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 780 $17.35 $17.18 $35,730 11.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 450 $16.65 $17.99 $37,420 5.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $22.74 $20.70 $43,050 6.4 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $9.17 $10.94 $22,760 19.4 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $10.44 $10.53 $21,910 6.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 200 $13.28 $14.26 $29,670 4.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $9.30 $9.85 $20,490 7.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) (5) $22.77 $21.57 $44,870 4.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (3) 350 $15.44 $16.36 $34,030 4.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) (5) $17.66 $17.88 $37,190 5.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (3) (5) $18.47 $18.00 $37,430 5.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8,270 $16.85 $17.17 $35,710 3.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 830 $22.83 $24.70 $51,390 8.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 240 $12.96 $13.50 $28,090 4.1 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (3) (5) $13.20 $14.66 $30,490 4.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (5) $24.20 $23.79 $49,480 4.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 80 $18.08 $18.09 $37,630 3.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $10.12 $11.54 $24,000 13.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 820 $14.71 $15.39 $32,010 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 650 $17.92 $17.51 $36,420 2.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 260 $19.48 $19.80 $41,190 2.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (5) $10.71 $11.58 $24,090 15.2 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 200 $13.91 $14.32 $29,790 4.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $10.45 $10.86 $22,580 7.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) (5) $17.73 $17.54 $36,480 2.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200 $20.16 $19.78 $41,130 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 1,870 $14.45 $14.54 $30,240 3.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 140 $15.96 $17.59 $36,590 3.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) 110 $17.75 $18.36 $38,190 2.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) 160 $30.24 $29.01 $60,340 2.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $14.99 $15.75 $32,770 10.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (3) (5) $17.48 $17.09 $35,540 6.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 380 $9.06 $9.76 $20,300 4.3 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 14,090 $13.20 $14.13 $29,380 4.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,260 $19.97 $21.09 $43,870 3.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 30 $11.88 $12.37 $25,730 6.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,510 $12.13 $12.48 $25,950 2.7 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 310 $10.68 $10.71 $22,280 2.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 220 $18.09 $17.11 $35,590 5.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (3) 150 $8.08 $8.91 $18,540 9.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $21.60 $20.15 $41,920 8.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $11.65 $13.46 $27,990 9.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $12.44 $12.65 $26,320 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 430 $17.35 $17.52 $36,430 5.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $10.75 $10.45 $21,740 3.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) (5) $20.91 $20.27 $42,170 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 750 $14.60 $14.63 $30,430 2.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $15.59 $15.36 $31,950 4.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) (5) $12.58 $13.28 $27,630 9.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (3) 60 $12.40 $13.55 $28,190 1.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $9.84 $10.38 $21,580 8.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers (3) 140 $14.42 $14.34 $29,830 3.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 130 $14.68 $14.50 $30,160 5.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 260 $14.11 $13.91 $28,930 3.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 470 $7.99 $8.46 $17,590 5.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 800 $8.00 $8.42 $17,520 1.9 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers (3) 100 $6.68 $8.28 $17,230 12.3 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (3) 50 $12.66 $13.13 $27,310 5.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 560 $11.90 $12.22 $25,410 5.6 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (3) (5) $11.17 $11.40 $23,720 4.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (3) (5) $11.89 $12.39 $25,770 3.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (5) $13.73 $13.97 $29,050 11.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 170 $18.11 $18.51 $38,500 4.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $19.92 $20.37 $42,360 3.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (3) (5) $21.43 $21.58 $44,890 5.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $18.65 $18.37 $38,210 5.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $7.71 $7.70 $16,010 3.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) 80 $9.67 $10.37 $21,570 4.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.63 $12.68 $26,370 3.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 130 $12.76 $12.84 $26,710 4.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $14.74 $15.30 $31,820 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 610 $15.11 $15.64 $32,520 4.3 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (3) (5) $14.94 $14.91 $31,010 6.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) 70 $19.86 $19.77 $41,130 8.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $8.01 $8.40 $17,460 5.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 120 $10.57 $10.11 $21,020 3.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (3) 120 $17.24 $16.28 $33,850 6.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (3) 60 $12.64 $12.19 $25,350 7.1 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $9.60 $9.68 $20,130 2.7 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (3) 30 $9.59 $10.42 $21,670 3.7 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (5) $15.25 $15.59 $32,430 2.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 240 $15.66 $15.91 $33,090 4.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 670 $12.27 $12.22 $25,410 4.8 %
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 18,710 $13.85 $14.44 $30,030 5.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 350 $18.76 $20.91 $43,490 9.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 720 $25.94 $26.91 $55,980 6.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) (5) $17.57 $15.30 $31,830 9.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) (5) $12.51 $12.41 $25,820 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 530 $11.63 $12.35 $25,690 5.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,880 $16.32 $16.92 $35,190 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,550 $12.07 $12.44 $25,880 4.0 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (3) (5) $18.16 $17.16 $35,690 6.5 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (3) (5) $24.24 $25.11 $52,230 6.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) (5) $8.50 $8.37 $17,410 3.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) 320 $7.68 $8.13 $16,910 5.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (3) 60 $13.12 $13.54 $28,150 5.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 460 $23.51 $22.53 $46,850 7.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) $21.50 $21.79 $45,310 3.7 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators (3) (5) $18.73 $21.06 $43,800 18.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 1,440 $14.61 $16.01 $33,300 7.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 380 $7.47 $8.03 $16,700 3.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,140 $8.98 $9.61 $19,990 4.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 250 $10.92 $10.79 $22,440 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 2,610 $7.61 $8.59 $17,860 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) (5) $17.37 $17.48 $36,360 6.5 %

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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1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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