Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Wilmington, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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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 8,020 $21.99 $25.16 $52,320 3.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 460 $41.56 $41.41 $86,130 8.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,460 $21.44 $25.37 $52,770 4.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 $15.82 $17.04 $35,440 8.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $24.49 $25.35 $52,740 5.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $26.45 $34.68 $72,140 16.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 130 $22.38 $24.30 $50,540 10.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 350 $24.71 $26.48 $55,070 3.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 120 $20.45 $22.26 $46,290 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 160 $36.26 $33.88 $70,460 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 90 $16.34 $20.82 $43,320 6.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $19.99 $22.88 $47,600 7.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 230 $22.10 $22.14 $46,060 5.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (2) (2) $53,860 5.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $36.01 $34.59 $71,940 6.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 530 $13.78 $14.40 $29,960 10.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $11.49 $12.97 $26,980 14.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $24.08 $26.07 $54,230 8.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 150 $30.23 $30.78 $64,010 2.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $15.48 $18.29 $38,040 15.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $16.96 $19.46 $40,470 13.5 %
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 2,220 $18.10 $20.86 $43,400 4.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) (5) $16.75 $17.21 $35,790 2.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 180 $18.32 $20.05 $41,710 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $12.86 $15.05 $31,310 5.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $16.41 $16.91 $35,180 4.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (5) $16.12 $19.53 $40,620 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 390 $16.90 $18.03 $37,500 2.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $20.29 $21.21 $44,110 9.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $18.47 $24.26 $50,460 6.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (3) 40 $16.04 $17.43 $36,250 8.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (3) (5) $6.09 $7.42 $15,430 28.7 %
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 850 $19.31 $20.70 $43,050 5.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 160 $19.91 $20.68 $43,020 3.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $27.74 $24.14 $50,210 8.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $14.87 $14.89 $30,980 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $22.27 $22.21 $46,200 9.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 40 $18.26 $19.50 $40,560 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $18.56 $20.71 $43,080 6.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $22.15 $22.12 $46,010 2.9 %
15-2041 Statisticians (3) (5) $29.02 $28.82 $59,940 3.6 %
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 1,510 $20.97 $21.65 $45,040 5.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) (5) $23.81 $24.66 $51,300 3.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors (5) $11.01 $10.58 $22,000 4.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) 100 $33.46 $32.84 $68,300 2.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 140 $27.31 $25.91 $53,880 1.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $31.04 $30.96 $64,400 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $22.78 $24.47 $50,900 5.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $28.43 $27.91 $58,060 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 180 $28.40 $27.73 $57,680 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 $18.64 $18.55 $38,580 5.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $11.02 $10.73 $22,330 2.2 %
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 930 $19.62 $22.11 $45,990 2.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $16.34 $17.15 $35,670 6.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $18.49 $18.50 $38,470 8.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (5) $19.24 $19.56 $40,680 4.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 100 $22.44 $22.63 $47,070 6.6 %
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 1,020 $13.74 $14.46 $30,080 4.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 180 $16.77 $16.46 $34,240 5.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $8.02 $10.17 $21,160 20.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $12.84 $13.02 $27,070 3.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $15.08 $19.37 $40,290 15.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (5) $10.68 $10.83 $22,530 4.7 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 410 $19.99 $22.28 $46,340 11.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $27.73 $27.93 $58,100 17.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 200 $17.44 $18.12 $37,680 9.2 %
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 6,500 $15.12 $16.66 $34,640 15.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $55,280 3.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $48,520 1.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $54,090 2.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $48,170 1.8 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $48,840 1.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 600 $6.37 $7.18 $14,940 4.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 70 (2) (2) $33,280 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 840 (2) (2) $34,000 1.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 390 (2) (2) $32,520 5.9 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians (3) 40 $12.18 $11.96 $24,880 4.5 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 120 $17.86 $18.43 $38,330 2.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $11.95 $11.82 $24,580 5.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 1,150 (2) (2) $16,700 3.2 %
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 730 $12.27 $14.34 $29,830 10.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $14.60 $15.52 $32,290 5.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) 50 $14.70 $14.42 $30,000 5.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 90 $8.09 $8.76 $18,230 2.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 (2) (2) $33,650 25.6 %
27-2032 Choreographers 30 $6.28 $8.49 $17,650 14.8 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $8.84 $11.44 $23,800 7.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 50 $12.24 $12.92 $26,870 4.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $21.23 $22.81 $47,440 8.7 %
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 6,450 $17.29 $22.56 $46,920 8.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 300 $31.73 $30.05 $62,510 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 (4) $63.96 $133,040 28.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General 180 (4) $69.14 $143,820 24.0 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (5) $63.77 $61.27 $127,440 8.5 %
29-1121 Audiologists (5) $19.12 $19.10 $39,720 3.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 100 $24.24 $26.87 $55,890 6.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 150 $24.76 $27.37 $56,940 4.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 190 $18.99 $22.65 $47,110 18.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $26.93 $26.06 $54,200 4.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) (5) $15.99 $17.05 $35,460 5.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 130 $11.33 $12.93 $26,890 11.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) 250 $18.01 $15.58 $32,410 13.2 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (3) 40 $20.61 $19.79 $41,160 2.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 410 $15.13 $15.22 $31,660 2.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 300 $7.30 $7.63 $15,860 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $11.73 $11.75 $24,440 2.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 200 $7.53 $7.56 $15,720 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 670 $13.10 $13.32 $27,700 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 220 $9.74 $11.56 $24,040 11.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) 30 $10.63 $11.56 $24,050 14.6 %
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 2,810 $8.30 $10.34 $21,520 12.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 480 $7.40 $7.40 $15,390 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 800 $7.46 $7.48 $15,560 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $19.72 $19.83 $41,240 3.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $11.28 $11.36 $23,630 4.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 810 $13.64 $14.92 $31,020 13.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $10.61 $11.43 $23,770 15.1 %
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 1,960 $11.20 $12.27 $25,530 5.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) (5) $19.62 $21.39 $44,490 2.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) 100 $16.04 $19.39 $40,320 5.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 290 $12.53 $13.57 $28,220 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 730 $7.75 $8.03 $16,690 3.4 %
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 12,880 $6.34 $6.89 $14,330 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 210 $14.22 $12.76 $26,540 15.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $10.43 $10.67 $22,190 8.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.17 $6.28 $13,060 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 360 $6.85 $7.18 $14,930 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 1,590 $7.45 $7.64 $15,890 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $6.70 $6.92 $14,400 5.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 970 $7.02 $7.00 $14,550 3.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 620 $5.99 $6.18 $12,850 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) (5) $6.30 $6.47 $13,450 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 210 $6.34 $6.47 $13,460 1.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 4,160 $5.97 $6.00 $12,470 1.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) (5) $6.12 $6.34 $13,190 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 740 $6.17 $6.15 $12,780 3.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 770 $6.07 $6.19 $12,870 2.0 %
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 4,060 $7.50 $7.81 $16,250 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 190 $9.30 $9.63 $20,020 2.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $12.61 $13.52 $28,120 4.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,530 $7.12 $7.33 $15,240 1.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 940 $6.77 $6.88 $14,310 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,110 $8.59 $8.64 $17,960 3.6 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (3) (5) $9.01 $9.42 $19,600 4.0 %
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 2,150 $7.53 $8.77 $18,240 7.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $10.38 $10.40 $21,630 10.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 280 $6.14 $6.26 $13,020 5.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 300 $7.91 $8.44 $17,560 12.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $6.09 $6.28 $13,050 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) 630 $7.40 $7.37 $15,320 3.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (5) $6.96 $8.12 $16,880 17.0 %
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 13,040 $7.46 $10.02 $20,850 4.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,150 $12.19 $13.08 $27,220 4.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $16.98 $23.61 $49,100 14.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 5,100 $6.30 $6.72 $13,980 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 230 $6.84 $7.80 $16,220 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 460 $8.70 $9.45 $19,650 6.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 3,700 $7.53 $8.89 $18,480 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 200 $12.02 $13.42 $27,920 4.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 340 $12.46 $17.84 $37,110 19.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 $26.87 $33.08 $68,800 25.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) 90 $11.14 $11.81 $24,560 5.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 430 $18.78 $19.64 $40,860 2.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 580 $14.28 $15.96 $33,200 6.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 40 $7.88 $8.26 $17,190 2.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 30 $19.42 $25.48 $52,990 7.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (5) $7.50 $7.32 $15,220 5.3 %
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 15,650 $9.91 $10.62 $22,090 2.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 660 $12.94 $14.54 $30,240 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 140 $8.12 $8.48 $17,640 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 170 $9.25 $9.45 $19,650 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 470 $10.35 $10.46 $21,760 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 1,650 $10.71 $10.78 $22,430 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 240 $9.71 $10.36 $21,540 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 40 $12.38 $12.74 $26,500 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 320 $8.00 $8.11 $16,870 2.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 110 $12.90 $13.22 $27,510 7.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,000 $8.23 $9.31 $19,360 5.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 270 $12.14 $12.24 $25,460 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 150 $8.91 $8.82 $18,340 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 220 $7.24 $7.19 $14,960 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $9.79 $9.81 $20,410 3.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 30 $11.60 $11.31 $23,530 3.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) (5) $10.01 $10.50 $21,830 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 $8.68 $9.30 $19,350 5.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 70 $12.16 $11.99 $24,940 1.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 690 $8.81 $8.68 $18,050 1.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $10.69 $10.58 $22,010 6.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) (5) $11.51 $11.56 $24,040 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 170 $12.15 $12.85 $26,730 4.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) (5) $10.29 $10.71 $22,280 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 40 $15.00 $16.55 $34,410 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 530 $9.40 $11.20 $23,290 5.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 1,580 $7.75 $8.42 $17,520 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) (5) $10.31 $11.15 $23,190 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,190 $12.83 $13.04 $27,130 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) (5) $11.47 $11.54 $24,000 7.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 360 $9.59 $9.51 $19,780 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 910 $10.58 $10.70 $22,250 3.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 50 $12.55 $13.21 $27,480 2.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 180 $8.47 $8.86 $18,420 3.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) (5) $8.59 $9.64 $20,050 6.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 30 $8.45 $8.88 $18,480 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,260 $9.33 $9.63 $20,040 2.7 %
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 100 $10.50 $10.54 $21,920 4.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (3) (5) $9.29 $9.74 $20,250 15.8 %
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 6,300 $12.21 $12.49 $25,980 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 780 $15.16 $15.66 $32,560 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,020 $12.01 $12.22 $25,410 6.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 510 $9.01 $9.28 $19,300 6.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 200 $11.46 $12.04 $25,040 2.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 190 $11.88 $11.54 $23,990 3.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 770 $12.79 $13.46 $28,010 4.8 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) 130 $14.18 $13.89 $28,890 6.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 360 $9.87 $10.71 $22,270 14.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) 70 $10.95 $11.08 $23,040 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 750 $16.27 $15.03 $31,270 9.1 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) (5) $10.47 $10.98 $22,840 1.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 120 $11.33 $11.82 $24,590 5.6 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) 80 $7.90 $7.85 $16,330 2.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 200 $10.01 $9.95 $20,700 4.3 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (3) (5) $9.42 $9.13 $18,980 5.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (3) (5) $12.18 $12.07 $25,100 3.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) (5) $11.00 $10.63 $22,100 9.0 %
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 5,130 $13.39 $14.74 $30,660 7.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (5) $20.25 $22.36 $46,500 6.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $11.61 $12.08 $25,120 11.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (5) $17.00 $17.21 $35,790 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (5) $7.90 $8.69 $18,080 6.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (5) $14.22 $11.93 $24,820 20.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 700 $12.08 $13.44 $27,950 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 320 $12.36 $12.90 $26,840 2.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) (5) $14.12 $13.93 $28,980 2.7 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (5) $13.94 $12.75 $26,530 4.2 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (3) (5) $12.37 $12.44 $25,880 2.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) (5) $11.88 $12.07 $25,110 2.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 $14.45 $14.16 $29,450 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 1,600 $11.78 $13.49 $28,060 4.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 30 $14.70 $14.28 $29,700 3.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $16.87 $17.21 $35,800 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $13.65 $14.22 $29,580 4.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) (5) $9.18 $9.90 $20,590 5.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 5,770 $11.08 $12.87 $26,760 10.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 320 $23.50 $22.16 $46,090 6.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 30 $12.03 $12.05 $25,070 3.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 520 $8.83 $9.57 $19,900 8.3 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 290 $7.62 $7.88 $16,390 4.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 210 $13.55 $14.07 $29,270 1.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 290 $12.57 $13.49 $28,050 3.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $7.97 $8.25 $17,150 7.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $11.88 $12.04 $25,030 5.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 110 $10.03 $11.02 $22,910 4.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $6.38 $6.36 $13,240 5.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $6.44 $6.69 $13,920 3.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 30 $6.63 $6.78 $14,100 2.1 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (3) (5) $9.04 $9.19 $19,120 6.3 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (3) (5) $8.67 $7.92 $16,480 11.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 40 $13.20 $13.69 $28,470 1.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 70 $8.90 $9.25 $19,230 2.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 60 $16.94 $14.36 $29,870 5.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) 150 $11.11 $9.82 $20,420 11.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (5) $7.23 $8.73 $18,160 19.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (3) 30 $10.36 $11.74 $24,420 3.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $10.79 $11.26 $23,420 5.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 100 $7.88 $7.92 $16,480 3.2 %
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 6,090 $9.04 $10.48 $21,800 3.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $9.99 $12.95 $26,930 19.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $18.34 $19.21 $39,950 6.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (5) (2) (2) $28,130 5.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 380 $8.66 $9.23 $19,210 7.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 790 $15.06 $14.97 $31,140 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 850 $11.74 $11.76 $24,450 4.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 40 $7.04 $7.95 $16,530 8.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) 160 $7.60 $7.57 $15,740 3.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 40 $12.22 $12.43 $25,850 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 330 $10.90 $11.38 $23,660 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 490 $6.60 $7.17 $14,920 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,340 $7.63 $7.74 $16,090 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 410 $6.17 $6.57 $13,660 2.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 230 $9.96 $10.16 $21,140 2.0 %

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.

(4) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

(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

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