Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Alaska

These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in Alaska.

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Management Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 20,550 $26.25 $28.52 $59,320 4.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 940 $40.86 $44.35 $92,250 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 7,570 $27.97 $30.94 $64,360 12.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 250 $6.59 $8.60 $17,880 7.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 140 $22.46 $23.13 $48,120 6.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 310 $22.94 $27.44 $57,080 7.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 430 $21.02 $25.28 $52,580 7.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 120 $26.52 $28.32 $58,910 10.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,250 $19.18 $20.96 $43,600 6.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 410 $29.38 $30.12 $62,650 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,270 $25.18 $27.23 $56,640 3.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 320 $28.47 $28.63 $59,550 1.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 80 $25.20 $28.91 $60,140 4.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 260 $20.92 $23.48 $48,840 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 460 $26.60 $27.91 $58,050 8.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 890 $31.61 $33.07 $68,780 4.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 100 $18.06 $18.00 $37,440 13.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 740 (2) (2) $69,870 1.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 340 $33.88 $36.66 $76,240 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 620 $15.43 $16.88 $35,120 4.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (5) $17.96 $17.02 $35,390 13.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 870 $24.73 $25.63 $53,320 15.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 320 $29.71 $29.67 $61,710 1.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 180 $17.94 $17.83 $37,090 0.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 330 $18.65 $18.88 $39,260 11.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 280 $20.38 $21.34 $44,390 9.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7,700 $21.54 $22.91 $47,640 1.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 260 $15.84 $17.38 $36,160 4.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 480 $19.67 $21.00 $43,680 1.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 410 $20.42 $21.65 $45,040 2.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 350 $29.19 $29.83 $62,050 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 230 $19.07 $20.12 $41,850 6.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (5) $34.67 $30.70 $63,850 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 390 $19.50 $20.77 $43,200 3.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 240 $24.49 $26.99 $56,130 7.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $16.35 $18.48 $38,450 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 1,590 $21.56 $23.75 $49,390 3.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) 180 $24.98 $26.47 $55,060 4.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) 200 $20.93 $22.03 $45,820 1.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) (5) $17.92 $18.81 $39,120 10.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (5) $24.05 $24.72 $51,410 1.9 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) (5) $20.95 $21.19 $44,080 6.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $20.56 $20.97 $43,620 9.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (3) (5) $17.76 $16.66 $34,650 11.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3,030 $22.35 $23.44 $48,760 4.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 660 $25.26 $25.95 $53,970 1.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $27.71 $28.43 $59,140 15.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 970 $17.52 $17.99 $37,420 4.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 90 $25.21 $26.25 $54,590 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 280 $23.35 $23.67 $49,230 3.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $23.91 $23.57 $49,020 11.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 5,950 $25.50 $26.66 $55,460 3.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) 320 $30.42 $29.84 $62,070 2.1 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 60 $21.22 $21.36 $44,440 1.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 420 $22.70 $22.97 $47,790 1.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 1,180 $27.21 $27.31 $56,810 4.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 230 $28.03 $28.49 $59,260 3.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $30.99 $30.85 $64,160 12.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 310 $31.42 $34.29 $71,320 3.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 350 $29.80 $28.98 $60,270 2.3 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 30 $31.06 $31.13 $64,750 2.4 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (3) 30 $23.06 $26.55 $55,220 8.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 230 $18.01 $18.35 $38,170 2.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (5) $20.53 $22.58 $46,960 13.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (5) $22.67 $21.21 $44,120 12.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) 460 $22.65 $22.59 $46,990 1.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 590 $25.76 $27.19 $56,550 4.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 $19.19 $19.25 $40,030 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) 120 $18.33 $19.00 $39,530 3.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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 4,570 $21.09 $21.91 $45,560 3.2 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists (3) 30 $21.51 $22.27 $46,330 1.4 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 30 $21.63 $21.67 $45,070 4.6 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 780 $19.78 $19.79 $41,160 4.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 160 $21.37 $21.88 $45,510 1.7 %
19-1032 Foresters 140 $23.54 $23.84 $49,580 2.4 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 70 $21.45 $21.73 $45,190 3.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 360 $24.53 $24.73 $51,430 1.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 220 $28.12 $27.96 $58,150 10.3 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 80 $23.67 $23.24 $48,330 2.9 %
19-3011 Economists (5) $28.73 $29.24 $60,820 2.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $17.71 $17.27 $35,920 4.8 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 140 $12.46 $14.27 $29,680 7.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 170 $25.25 $26.38 $54,860 6.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (3) 410 $23.74 $24.84 $51,660 2.7 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 50 $20.05 $20.29 $42,200 1.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 170 $11.82 $11.87 $24,690 1.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $15.55 $15.84 $32,950 2.5 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 90 $17.67 $18.63 $38,740 7.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 130 $16.99 $18.00 $37,450 3.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 120 $13.38 $14.23 $29,590 1.9 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 5,610 $14.80 $15.84 $32,950 3.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 430 $12.75 $14.43 $30,020 13.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 700 $22.91 $23.29 $48,450 2.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 260 $17.92 $17.28 $35,950 6.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 890 $15.44 $16.12 $33,520 4.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 300 $14.85 $16.34 $33,990 7.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 410 $13.13 $13.89 $28,890 8.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $15.50 $16.20 $33,690 3.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 380 $20.31 $20.91 $43,490 2.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 590 $12.48 $13.59 $28,260 6.5 %
21-2011 Clergy (3) 30 $12.80 $12.36 $25,710 6.8 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (3) (5) $13.13 $12.98 $27,010 3.4 %
Legal Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 2,210 $21.53 $24.10 $50,130 11.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 820 $31.26 $33.60 $69,890 5.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 100 $42.21 $40.32 $83,860 1.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (5) $15.37 $15.91 $33,080 27.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (3) (5) $15.39 $13.96 $29,030 11.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) 50 $18.72 $19.41 $40,370 3.7 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 20,660 $18.99 $19.64 $40,840 2.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) 40 (2) (2) $55,230 5.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 670 $9.76 $11.24 $23,380 4.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 640 (2) (2) $49,690 2.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 4,420 (2) (2) $48,320 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,460 (2) (2) $45,270 1.7 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (2) (2) $43,730 12.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,290 (2) (2) $46,300 2.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 280 (2) (2) $51,230 3.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 820 (2) (2) $46,140 1.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 400 (2) (2) $45,720 4.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 360 (2) (2) $46,540 2.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 190 $14.70 $14.20 $29,540 4.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 310 $16.60 $18.94 $39,390 9.5 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians (3) 70 $17.89 $17.75 $36,920 2.5 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 470 $22.48 $21.81 $45,360 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 290 $14.38 $14.15 $29,430 4.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 320 $19.35 $20.79 $43,240 3.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 4,130 (2) (2) $27,660 3.0 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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 2,650 $13.85 $15.38 $31,980 3.4 %
27-1011 Art Directors (5) $19.06 $18.94 $39,390 3.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (5) $9.65 $9.74 $20,260 2.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $15.24 $15.26 $31,740 3.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 80 $10.84 $11.03 $22,950 2.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 80 (2) (2) $35,600 4.1 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $8.62 $11.91 $24,780 6.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) 290 $14.61 $15.62 $32,490 2.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 230 $20.78 $21.26 $44,210 1.9 %
27-3041 Editors 200 $19.71 $19.65 $40,870 4.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $20.81 $20.79 $43,240 1.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 180 $18.05 $18.03 $37,510 5.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 60 $11.35 $12.71 $26,440 11.3 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) (5) $12.25 $13.04 $27,110 8.1 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (3) (5) $9.48 $10.80 $22,460 4.9 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 9,660 $23.44 $25.86 $53,780 4.0 %
29-1020 Dentists (5) $62.71 $59.98 $124,760 4.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 80 $21.69 $21.27 $44,240 2.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 250 $33.32 $32.55 $67,700 3.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 230 $51.71 $50.64 $105,340 7.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) 40 $37.15 $35.85 $74,570 3.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 4,190 $23.02 $23.29 $48,440 2.1 %
29-1121 Audiologists (5) $20.78 $24.12 $50,160 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 160 $24.21 $25.20 $52,420 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 190 $26.41 $26.60 $55,340 2.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) 190 $21.16 $21.16 $44,020 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 200 $24.37 $24.97 $51,940 2.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 100 $31.48 $34.38 $71,520 10.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) 220 $23.14 $23.41 $48,690 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $15.59 $16.76 $34,850 3.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) (5) $36.07 $32.77 $68,160 7.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (3) 50 $20.76 $18.63 $38,740 13.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (5) $24.85 $26.00 $54,080 5.3 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (3) (5) $23.26 $23.08 $48,010 3.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 260 $21.07 $20.99 $43,650 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) (5) $14.79 $16.61 $34,540 9.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 240 $12.86 $13.45 $27,980 1.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) 60 $14.49 $14.43 $30,020 4.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 120 $12.42 $12.80 $26,630 8.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 380 $16.24 $16.43 $34,180 1.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $12.73 $13.64 $28,360 12.8 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 160 $27.48 $26.05 $54,180 6.1 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,000 $13.01 $13.61 $28,310 4.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 440 $10.30 $11.35 $23,620 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 960 $11.81 $11.92 $24,800 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $18.27 $17.89 $37,200 3.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $11.80 $11.60 $24,130 3.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) 60 $15.18 $15.13 $31,470 4.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 760 $14.56 $16.37 $34,050 6.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $14.53 $14.61 $30,400 5.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 190 $15.85 $15.88 $33,020 4.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) 50 $11.61 $11.64 $24,200 2.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 120 $8.70 $8.42 $17,510 7.1 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 6,400 $16.65 $17.26 $35,910 6.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $30.42 $30.69 $63,840 1.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 250 $33.35 $31.53 $65,580 1.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (3) 170 $25.80 $25.74 $53,530 2.0 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (3) 30 $30.71 $30.45 $63,350 2.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) 130 $23.68 $23.91 $49,740 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 1,100 $23.26 $22.32 $46,420 2.8 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 90 $15.98 $16.54 $34,390 8.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 2,030 $10.09 $11.57 $24,060 5.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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 21,390 $7.12 $8.33 $17,330 2.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 250 $12.97 $14.73 $30,640 11.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 980 $12.77 $13.45 $27,980 6.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) 240 $8.36 $9.05 $18,830 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 1,140 $13.39 $13.90 $28,910 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 550 $10.17 $10.15 $21,120 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 400 $8.33 $9.08 $18,880 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,120 $9.47 $9.56 $19,890 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 860 $10.05 $9.92 $20,630 1.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 11,500 $6.86 $7.25 $15,070 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 400 $7.15 $7.90 $16,440 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 2,010 $6.63 $7.09 $14,740 1.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 500 $7.07 $7.72 $16,050 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 850 $7.62 $7.74 $16,100 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 340 $7.55 $7.82 $16,270 1.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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 8,810 $10.19 $11.07 $23,030 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 280 $12.45 $14.80 $30,790 4.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $19.10 $19.44 $40,440 8.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 5,300 $10.44 $10.86 $22,580 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,800 $8.63 $9.09 $18,900 1.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (3) (5) $15.98 $17.19 $35,760 17.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 630 $11.75 $13.33 $27,730 7.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,970 $9.74 $10.74 $22,340 5.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $16.16 $15.86 $32,980 12.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $7.50 $8.94 $18,590 4.9 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists (3) (5) $6.62 $7.60 $15,810 7.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,140 $9.65 $9.65 $20,080 2.7 %
39-5011 Barbers (3) (5) $16.75 $17.36 $36,100 8.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 590 $11.54 $11.90 $24,750 20.0 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (3) 550 $8.40 $10.66 $22,170 8.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 90 $6.97 $8.25 $17,150 21.9 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants (3) 100 (2) (2) $27,820 3.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 420 $8.14 $8.64 $17,970 2.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) 400 $10.31 $11.26 $23,420 3.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (5) $13.27 $12.89 $26,810 2.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 420 $8.84 $9.49 $19,740 4.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 90 $13.20 $15.33 $31,890 8.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 23,460 $9.88 $12.20 $25,380 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,160 $14.38 $15.88 $33,040 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 320 $17.79 $20.70 $43,060 13.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 6,810 $8.21 $9.11 $18,950 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 1,180 $8.55 $9.39 $19,540 2.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 740 $12.92 $13.27 $27,610 2.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 8,070 $9.27 $10.93 $22,740 1.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 360 $14.56 $17.08 $35,520 4.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (5) $15.52 $17.51 $36,430 10.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) 440 $11.81 $12.07 $25,110 3.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 390 $19.68 $21.59 $44,910 4.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 1,330 $17.08 $17.87 $37,160 3.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 160 $8.16 $8.76 $18,230 4.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) 170 $19.46 $19.40 $40,350 5.3 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 46,200 $12.76 $13.80 $28,690 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 2,540 $18.74 $19.99 $41,580 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 310 $10.98 $11.30 $23,500 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 590 $13.05 $13.46 $27,990 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 1,130 $13.29 $13.85 $28,800 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 4,240 $13.49 $14.55 $30,260 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 470 $15.48 $15.57 $32,390 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 230 $14.83 $15.71 $32,670 4.5 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 750 $9.88 $9.94 $20,680 1.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) 470 $14.97 $15.82 $32,900 1.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $11.83 $12.27 $25,530 8.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,340 $12.05 $13.24 $27,540 2.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 430 $18.07 $18.42 $38,320 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 780 $8.30 $9.63 $20,020 3.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 660 $8.15 $8.34 $17,350 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) 220 $13.07 $12.60 $26,210 3.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 330 $13.65 $13.51 $28,110 3.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $13.65 $14.21 $29,560 3.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) (5) $12.98 $12.69 $26,400 2.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 510 $12.90 $14.09 $29,300 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 390 $14.70 $15.21 $31,640 1.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 2,740 $10.57 $11.01 $22,900 3.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 990 $12.29 $13.14 $27,330 4.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (3) 430 $11.44 $11.92 $24,800 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $9.83 $10.62 $22,080 4.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 210 $15.61 $14.83 $30,840 4.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 800 $13.35 $14.77 $30,730 3.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) 70 $27.88 $26.02 $54,110 3.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 350 $18.61 $18.36 $38,180 2.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 360 $18.27 $19.16 $39,850 5.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,810 $11.85 $12.84 $26,710 4.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 3,570 $10.92 $11.93 $24,810 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 50 $11.08 $11.32 $23,550 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,050 $16.00 $16.70 $34,740 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 260 $16.99 $16.89 $35,120 4.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) (5) $13.50 $13.50 $28,070 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,130 $13.84 $14.05 $29,230 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 350 $15.61 $17.26 $35,900 5.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 390 $10.47 $11.36 $23,620 3.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 310 $12.86 $13.06 $27,160 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 150 $19.78 $21.82 $45,380 5.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 310 $9.27 $9.58 $19,930 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,420 $11.57 $12.05 $25,070 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) 220 $9.20 $9.66 $20,090 2.4 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (3) 50 $16.43 $17.80 $37,020 2.9 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 670 $15.63 $16.24 $33,780 7.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $24.76 $23.73 $49,350 11.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (3) 180 $18.07 $17.91 $37,250 1.9 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers (3) (5) $12.95 $18.03 $37,500 10.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 17,440 $21.68 $22.02 $45,800 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,270 $27.87 $28.57 $59,430 4.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 120 $20.52 $21.81 $45,360 21.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,750 $20.92 $20.71 $43,080 5.2 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (3) (5) $17.73 $15.25 $31,720 20.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (5) $29.19 $28.62 $59,530 12.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,640 $18.02 $18.73 $38,950 6.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) 300 $21.61 $21.09 $43,870 8.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 2,330 $26.63 $26.13 $54,350 2.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $16.38 $16.82 $34,980 19.9 %
47-2082 Tapers (3) (5) $23.53 $23.59 $49,070 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,800 $25.87 $24.55 $51,060 3.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers 210 $21.87 $20.94 $43,550 5.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) 300 $16.20 $17.25 $35,880 8.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 280 $15.56 $17.93 $37,300 7.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 1,080 $29.89 $27.69 $57,590 2.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (3) (5) $25.83 $24.10 $50,120 9.4 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 230 $18.85 $19.41 $40,360 7.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 440 $22.80 $22.59 $46,990 7.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) 120 $19.89 $20.47 $42,580 5.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 30 $9.51 $14.48 $30,110 17.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 300 $18.32 $20.69 $43,040 5.4 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (3) (5) $15.30 $14.83 $30,850 8.2 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (3) 210 $17.11 $19.67 $40,910 5.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) 140 $20.03 $18.82 $39,140 8.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (3) (5) $21.86 $20.15 $41,920 9.4 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (3) (5) $35.31 $31.46 $65,440 3.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (3) 170 $18.86 $20.35 $42,330 8.0 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (3) (5) $22.35 $21.77 $45,280 6.1 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (3) (5) $17.36 $16.79 $34,920 6.4 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 240 $14.85 $14.53 $30,220 3.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 15,020 $19.47 $19.97 $41,540 4.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 910 $28.51 $27.84 $57,920 3.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $15.84 $16.61 $34,550 5.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (5) $28.96 $27.03 $56,220 7.8 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians (5) $18.79 $18.61 $38,710 8.3 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 30 $20.00 $20.43 $42,500 8.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 220 $29.53 $28.79 $59,890 6.6 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 30 $31.30 $31.34 $65,180 2.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 280 $15.40 $13.78 $28,660 7.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,530 $20.34 $20.21 $42,040 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $16.46 $17.44 $36,280 8.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 1,550 $17.13 $18.41 $38,280 2.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 1,140 $20.82 $21.24 $44,180 2.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 370 $21.88 $22.08 $45,940 2.2 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (5) $15.42 $15.35 $31,920 5.0 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (3) (5) $11.05 $11.96 $24,870 5.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 110 $12.26 $14.09 $29,300 9.8 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 100 $10.18 $11.31 $23,530 8.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 160 $9.52 $9.86 $20,500 3.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 100 $24.37 $29.32 $60,990 18.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 150 $21.41 $21.71 $45,150 3.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 100 $17.46 $17.54 $36,470 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 440 $22.30 $22.92 $47,680 15.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 4,130 $16.41 $17.50 $36,390 1.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 310 $18.59 $19.73 $41,030 3.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) 200 $31.91 $29.71 $61,800 1.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $19.48 $19.94 $41,470 2.6 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers (3) (5) $15.13 $14.95 $31,090 4.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 420 $12.06 $12.97 $26,970 4.0 %
Production Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,710 $14.80 $17.37 $36,140 9.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 580 $32.63 $31.75 $66,040 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (5) $10.14 $11.12 $23,130 11.5 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 160 $11.62 $12.29 $25,570 5.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 330 $12.77 $13.26 $27,570 2.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (3) (5) $7.38 $7.82 $16,260 2.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $11.16 $11.31 $23,520 21.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 560 $20.90 $20.55 $42,740 4.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 390 $19.92 $20.44 $42,520 2.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $17.53 $18.50 $38,480 3.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $16.33 $15.34 $31,900 11.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers (3) (5) $15.29 $14.70 $30,570 2.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $22.27 $18.41 $38,300 16.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 200 $15.92 $18.68 $38,860 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $7.91 $8.64 $17,970 11.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (3) (5) $13.59 $13.84 $28,780 3.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $12.62 $13.87 $28,840 7.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (3) (5) $10.59 $12.11 $25,190 6.8 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers (3) 110 $28.39 $28.84 $59,990 5.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 180 $25.45 $25.13 $52,260 4.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $24.43 $24.31 $50,560 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 440 $19.58 $19.02 $39,570 2.8 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (3) (5) $32.40 $29.22 $60,780 6.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (3) 1,050 $30.86 $30.00 $62,390 4.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (5) $28.81 $26.41 $54,920 11.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 300 $21.19 $20.98 $43,640 3.7 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (3) (5) $10.18 $12.68 $26,380 19.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (5) $10.66 $11.42 $23,750 7.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 40 $17.57 $17.37 $36,130 4.0 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $11.31 $11.64 $24,220 4.6 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (3) (5) $9.67 $10.03 $20,860 5.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 90 $14.84 $16.22 $33,740 12.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 20,970 $13.27 $18.68 $38,850 8.9 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 180 $13.21 $14.26 $29,670 6.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $16.76 $19.23 $40,000 9.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 370 $25.69 $26.57 $55,270 10.3 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 2,250 (2) (2) $104,520 21.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 510 (2) (2) $43,290 10.4 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 50 $15.66 $17.08 $35,530 9.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) 320 $11.10 $12.95 $26,940 5.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) (5) $11.44 $11.61 $24,150 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 650 $8.33 $10.24 $21,300 8.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,520 $19.41 $20.37 $42,380 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,500 $10.67 $11.30 $23,500 3.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 230 $8.05 $9.41 $19,570 7.6 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (3) 330 $14.60 $15.00 $31,200 5.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (3) 220 $24.34 $24.13 $50,180 5.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) 140 $7.95 $8.23 $17,110 2.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) 490 $7.92 $8.49 $17,650 3.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) (5) $22.72 $22.90 $47,640 5.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 190 $24.82 $23.67 $49,230 6.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 440 $15.30 $15.70 $32,650 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 600 $7.99 $8.21 $17,070 1.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,220 $11.23 $11.84 $24,630 3.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) (5) $11.39 $11.78 $24,490 23.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 1,540 $8.34 $9.10 $18,930 4.1 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (3) (5) $24.26 $24.90 $51,790 9.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 460 $15.40 $15.84 $32,950 6.1 %

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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