Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

District of Columbia

These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the District of Columbia.

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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 71,390 $33.94 $34.87 $72,520 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 8,720 $45.78 $43.72 $90,940 5.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 16,870 $30.17 $33.55 $69,770 2.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 670 $23.48 $27.13 $56,420 5.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,300 $31.79 $32.89 $68,410 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,380 $27.67 $31.74 $66,010 7.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 1,680 $31.67 $32.79 $68,200 4.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 4,390 $20.98 $23.15 $48,150 6.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 3,360 $36.81 $36.47 $75,850 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 5,600 $36.12 $36.01 $74,900 2.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 2,370 $34.64 $33.05 $68,750 5.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) (5) $28.10 $30.65 $63,760 7.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 490 $31.74 $35.55 $73,940 8.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 210 $15.03 $14.51 $30,180 5.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 380 (2) (2) $110,420 20.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 1,100 $18.86 $19.08 $39,680 9.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 150 $16.97 $20.62 $42,890 12.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,690 $27.73 $29.61 $61,590 8.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,190 $22.01 $24.17 $50,280 11.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 1,450 $23.93 $23.05 $47,950 6.8 %
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 (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $45.63 $36.24 $75,390 25.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) (5) $14.79 $16.44 $34,200 3.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $17.31 $19.56 $40,690 11.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 140 $21.59 $23.40 $48,670 3.2 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (5) $15.71 $17.13 $35,620 8.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,340 $16.65 $18.99 $39,490 14.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,120 $24.31 $23.32 $48,500 7.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,090 $22.14 $22.81 $47,450 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 9,750 $22.67 $24.61 $51,190 5.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) 70 $23.51 $24.60 $51,160 2.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) 70 $19.15 $19.75 $41,070 2.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,150 $27.76 $29.52 $61,410 7.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) (5) $22.97 $24.55 $51,070 4.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 690 $26.13 $26.12 $54,320 14.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (3) (5) $21.72 $23.22 $48,300 4.1 %
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 24,650 $26.90 $27.93 $58,080 3.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 700 $30.80 $31.31 $65,130 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 1,560 $20.87 $23.75 $49,400 4.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 310 $27.92 $29.33 $61,010 4.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,560 $31.86 $34.92 $72,640 11.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,490 $20.07 $20.34 $42,300 4.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 1,120 $24.38 $25.06 $52,120 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,520 $25.31 $26.48 $55,070 1.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (5) $29.02 $27.69 $57,590 4.6 %
15-2011 Actuaries 210 $35.45 $39.99 $83,170 28.1 %
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 10,680 $26.82 $27.74 $57,690 9.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) 1,570 $15.70 $19.54 $40,640 11.1 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (3) (5) $25.94 $30.21 $62,830 3.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors (5) $19.39 $20.63 $42,910 6.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) (5) $31.02 $30.40 $63,240 6.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (5) $30.33 $31.85 $66,240 4.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $21.30 $21.06 $43,790 7.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) (5) $14.70 $15.40 $32,040 4.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 390 $21.73 $21.88 $45,500 3.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $15.50 $15.47 $32,170 3.7 %
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 (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists (3) 180 $22.25 $25.06 $52,130 2.0 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 880 $32.03 $34.23 $71,200 1.5 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists (5) $24.64 $28.23 $58,720 21.9 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 300 $19.24 $22.95 $47,740 7.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 250 $23.74 $24.38 $50,710 4.3 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (5) $27.56 $31.48 $65,470 10.3 %
19-3041 Sociologists (5) $31.33 $32.06 $66,680 8.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (3) (5) $26.79 $28.02 $58,290 7.7 %
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 3,960 $16.39 $17.06 $35,480 5.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (5) $15.69 $17.57 $36,540 7.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) (5) $18.06 $18.90 $39,310 2.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $14.41 $16.07 $33,420 15.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 280 $16.88 $17.53 $36,470 4.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (5) $19.81 $23.62 $49,120 18.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 220 $23.09 $23.57 $49,030 11.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 410 $15.25 $15.04 $31,290 5.5 %
21-2011 Clergy (3) 110 $18.43 $19.23 $40,000 4.7 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (3) (5) $15.29 $15.12 $31,440 6.7 %
Legal Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 29,650 $42.61 $41.04 $85,370 6.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 22,190 $48.15 $47.75 $99,330 8.0 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 150 $20.90 $22.80 $47,410 9.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,500 $18.21 $18.85 $39,210 1.5 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (3) 640 $19.59 $20.63 $42,900 7.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) (5) $13.66 $15.35 $31,930 10.1 %
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 27,880 $18.57 $20.26 $42,130 7.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $48,600 9.7 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $46,440 8.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $46,180 6.0 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $54,360 4.8 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $59,210 3.7 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $56,060 2.7 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $52,370 3.4 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $52,050 3.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $70,880 3.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $47,060 2.4 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $39,200 9.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $46,830 2.0 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $45,320 2.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $45,270 3.9 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $39,320 4.1 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $49,860 4.3 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $48,590 2.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 1,280 $11.21 $12.29 $25,570 6.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 270 (2) (2) $36,770 1.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 2,510 (2) (2) $41,580 2.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (5) (2) (2) $63,040 2.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (5) $10.31 $11.08 $23,040 9.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 360 $12.44 $14.56 $30,280 15.1 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 1,570 $20.85 $21.64 $45,020 5.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 410 $14.31 $14.13 $29,390 6.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (5) $18.03 $19.01 $39,550 18.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 4,260 (2) (2) $24,840 12.1 %
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 19,390 $21.23 $22.75 $47,320 3.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 170 $30.90 $30.80 $64,070 6.2 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 60 $21.98 $21.62 $44,970 5.3 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (5) $23.08 $22.06 $45,890 6.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (5) $22.28 $22.21 $46,200 9.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 240 $13.79 $14.27 $29,680 9.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,120 $18.91 $19.00 $39,520 1.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) (5) $20.38 $21.78 $45,310 17.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 60 $11.56 $12.43 $25,860 5.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 1,030 (2) (2) $49,800 5.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (5) (2) (2) $39,320 6.3 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers (5) (2) (2) $60,870 9.2 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (5) (2) (2) $34,310 9.4 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) (5) $20.06 $23.39 $48,660 7.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 3,240 $26.45 $29.08 $60,480 4.9 %
27-3041 Editors 3,020 $23.43 $25.00 $52,010 4.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 250 $23.95 $24.38 $50,720 5.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 1,060 $24.15 $25.45 $52,940 5.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 220 $19.51 $22.94 $47,720 8.1 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 430 $19.49 $21.13 $43,940 11.5 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) (5) $14.21 $16.79 $34,930 6.7 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (3) (5) $19.69 $18.83 $39,170 7.0 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors (3) (5) $15.51 $18.03 $37,510 5.7 %
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 27,020 $21.94 $24.03 $49,980 8.3 %
29-1020 Dentists (5) $51.10 $52.33 $108,850 27.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 560 $20.94 $21.44 $44,600 6.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 780 $30.34 $28.74 $59,790 3.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) 170 $28.02 $25.73 $53,510 3.9 %
29-1081 Podiatrists 40 $35.54 $33.26 $69,170 6.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 12,110 $22.81 $22.82 $47,460 2.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 270 $22.79 $23.27 $48,410 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 370 $27.00 $26.34 $54,800 3.4 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists (3) (5) $19.43 $18.18 $37,810 10.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) 120 $15.20 $15.39 $32,000 2.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) 490 $17.58 $17.70 $36,820 1.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 380 $23.09 $23.82 $49,550 5.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $25.52 $27.83 $57,890 10.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) 910 $16.12 $16.48 $34,280 7.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 510 $14.29 $15.04 $31,290 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) (5) $18.38 $20.57 $42,790 10.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 230 $20.93 $21.04 $43,770 2.8 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (3) (5) $19.80 $20.15 $41,900 3.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 660 $16.89 $16.99 $35,330 2.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) (5) $10.55 $11.91 $24,780 9.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (3) (5) $7.10 $8.66 $18,010 7.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 480 $10.40 $10.78 $22,420 5.8 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians (3) (5) $11.17 $12.28 $25,540 7.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $11.27 $11.60 $24,140 7.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 1,970 $15.52 $15.91 $33,100 3.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 500 $12.01 $12.64 $26,280 2.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $16.47 $20.52 $42,690 23.8 %
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 8,370 $10.14 $10.90 $22,660 6.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $7.77 $7.84 $16,320 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 3,630 $8.85 $9.29 $19,330 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (5) $15.29 $15.20 $31,620 2.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $10.35 $11.10 $23,090 11.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $13.99 $14.57 $30,310 7.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 860 $11.41 $11.52 $23,960 4.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 290 $10.83 $10.87 $22,600 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) (5) $10.27 $10.40 $21,640 1.8 %
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 24,440 $13.08 $15.83 $32,920 10.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 10,330 $10.49 $10.59 $22,040 1.9 %
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 28,710 $8.10 $9.25 $19,240 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 460 $18.83 $19.42 $40,390 24.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,260 $12.04 $13.32 $27,710 7.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) 2,910 $7.53 $7.54 $15,680 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 1,170 $9.18 $9.90 $20,590 1.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 2,450 $10.58 $11.02 $22,930 4.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) 1,610 $9.18 $9.70 $20,170 9.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,540 $9.68 $9.58 $19,930 7.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 810 $8.36 $8.84 $18,390 6.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 2,020 $8.09 $8.92 $18,560 5.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 550 $6.96 $7.61 $15,830 4.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 7,430 $6.74 $7.28 $15,150 1.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) (5) $7.94 $9.39 $19,530 5.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 830 $7.51 $8.21 $17,080 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 2,300 $7.00 $7.77 $16,150 4.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 880 $9.95 $10.44 $21,710 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 26,780 $8.23 $9.41 $19,560 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 6,430 $7.74 $9.03 $18,790 6.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $12.60 $14.22 $29,580 19.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 13,140 $8.18 $8.69 $18,080 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 5,530 $10.76 $10.33 $21,490 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,100 $9.68 $10.84 $22,550 7.6 %
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 8,200 $9.40 $11.16 $23,200 9.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 180 $13.50 $14.69 $30,550 7.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 160 $7.63 $8.14 $16,930 6.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (3) (5) $6.57 $7.53 $15,660 9.0 %
39-5011 Barbers (3) 70 $9.02 $8.73 $18,160 3.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 660 $11.80 $13.41 $27,890 17.3 %
39-5093 Shampooers (3) (5) $8.78 $9.09 $18,910 7.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (3) 1,450 $11.16 $10.59 $22,020 5.1 %
39-6012 Concierges 190 $14.19 $13.87 $28,850 4.7 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (5) $16.45 $16.94 $35,240 4.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 1,620 $9.57 $10.62 $22,090 9.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $7.65 $7.58 $15,770 1.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 370 $36.59 $28.32 $58,900 6.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $12.15 $12.12 $25,200 10.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (5) $9.61 $9.59 $19,940 2.2 %
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 23,740 $9.48 $13.41 $27,890 5.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,570 $14.73 $17.28 $35,940 7.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers (5) $16.37 $17.62 $36,640 11.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 7,280 $7.59 $8.59 $17,870 4.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 440 $8.04 $8.60 $17,890 2.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 5,440 $9.26 $10.79 $22,450 4.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 490 $19.22 $23.44 $48,760 9.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $18.89 $23.97 $49,850 10.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) 400 $13.34 $14.04 $29,200 4.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) (5) $24.03 $27.12 $56,400 8.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 1,420 $17.45 $19.66 $40,890 7.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 530 $19.75 $20.03 $41,670 2.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,000 $9.81 $11.02 $22,920 15.5 %
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 128,780 $14.87 $17.01 $35,370 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 6,650 $21.43 $25.67 $53,390 13.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 1,150 $11.27 $11.30 $23,500 1.6 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators (3) 320 $11.45 $12.12 $25,210 10.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) (5) $12.18 $12.59 $26,190 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 2,070 $12.59 $13.55 $28,190 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 4,830 $14.89 $15.83 $32,930 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 770 $15.34 $15.70 $32,650 1.8 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) (5) $9.63 $9.46 $19,680 2.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (3) (5) $13.26 $14.40 $29,960 2.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 260 $12.26 $13.64 $28,360 11.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 130 $13.45 $14.54 $30,240 8.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,000 $13.39 $14.07 $29,250 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 1,160 $10.07 $10.51 $21,850 1.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 860 $10.88 $10.43 $21,700 2.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) 1,150 $10.01 $10.47 $21,770 3.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (5) $11.61 $11.86 $24,670 10.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) (5) $11.95 $12.34 $25,670 7.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 820 $11.15 $11.91 $24,780 6.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 4,000 $10.99 $11.20 $23,300 1.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 110 $12.44 $12.37 $25,730 6.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 540 $8.88 $9.51 $19,780 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) (5) $11.37 $11.37 $23,650 5.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 250 $16.99 $15.66 $32,580 5.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,100 $12.58 $13.04 $27,130 8.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 1,750 $9.98 $11.63 $24,200 2.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) (5) $12.96 $13.90 $28,910 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 12,030 $15.08 $16.50 $34,320 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 8,820 $21.31 $21.38 $44,470 1.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 1,630 $13.14 $13.40 $27,860 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 15,820 $14.94 $15.44 $32,110 4.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 920 $14.71 $14.71 $30,600 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 2,240 $10.59 $11.47 $23,860 2.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 5,260 $11.53 $12.03 $25,030 3.1 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 130 $15.12 $17.18 $35,740 13.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 2,020 $11.30 $11.74 $24,420 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 10,470 $10.86 $12.03 $25,030 3.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) 670 $12.38 $12.19 $25,350 4.2 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (3) (5) $11.49 $11.85 $24,650 7.5 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (3) 230 $13.60 $14.14 $29,420 6.6 %
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 (5) $8.32 $11.30 $23,500 15.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (5) $19.85 $25.90 $53,880 8.0 %
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 10,010 $18.43 $18.93 $39,370 4.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 660 $25.61 $25.52 $53,080 13.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 130 $18.83 $18.70 $38,890 3.1 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (3) (5) $16.81 $17.90 $37,220 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,710 $18.50 $18.01 $37,460 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,090 $13.42 $14.12 $29,370 8.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) (5) $17.79 $17.91 $37,250 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,370 $24.03 $23.71 $49,310 5.2 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) (5) $19.16 $20.55 $42,750 4.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 520 $15.50 $15.88 $33,040 7.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 1,000 $18.23 $18.84 $39,180 5.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 210 $19.76 $19.77 $41,120 3.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 290 $14.33 $14.39 $29,930 12.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $9.67 $11.42 $23,760 13.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 210 $22.23 $21.88 $45,510 6.0 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (3) 570 $21.62 $18.78 $39,060 2.9 %
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 10,540 $17.97 $18.49 $38,460 10.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 820 $24.94 $24.82 $51,620 5.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 150 $18.68 $18.23 $37,920 6.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 430 $21.57 $19.97 $41,540 7.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $10.17 $13.52 $28,130 18.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 730 $16.87 $15.89 $33,040 10.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) (5) $13.19 $15.27 $31,760 10.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 660 $18.65 $18.58 $38,650 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 4,050 $14.14 $14.46 $30,080 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 340 $11.98 $12.64 $26,300 4.0 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (3) (5) $17.76 $17.13 $35,630 5.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) (5) $14.62 $13.80 $28,700 6.7 %
Production Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,580 $14.94 $16.28 $33,860 11.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 890 $22.65 $24.11 $50,150 10.6 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 450 $10.11 $10.90 $22,670 3.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (5) $11.60 $12.16 $25,300 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $19.40 $19.02 $39,570 17.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 210 $13.52 $14.53 $30,220 4.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers (3) 160 $13.32 $14.21 $29,550 5.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 660 $11.82 $11.20 $23,290 3.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) 480 $7.59 $7.64 $15,880 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) (5) $11.67 $11.82 $24,590 4.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 460 $19.28 $18.84 $39,190 2.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) (5) $13.28 $14.69 $30,550 12.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (3) 130 $11.47 $12.34 $25,660 8.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (5) $9.94 $10.22 $21,260 4.5 %
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 16,180 $9.28 $11.80 $24,540 9.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $15.00 $15.36 $31,940 9.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 370 $20.46 $25.33 $52,680 20.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) (5) $10.97 $10.78 $22,420 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 940 $11.29 $10.91 $22,690 4.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 480 $16.62 $16.53 $34,380 7.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,580 $9.36 $11.69 $24,310 18.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) (5) $9.71 $10.41 $21,660 6.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) 2,160 $8.76 $9.23 $19,210 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 840 $10.00 $10.54 $21,930 15.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,010 $8.07 $9.32 $19,380 8.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) (5) $7.58 $8.81 $18,320 5.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) (5) $7.57 $8.34 $17,340 5.5 %

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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1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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