Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Delaware

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

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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 28,460 $26.07 $30.26 $62,940 3.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,790 $51.53 $48.07 $99,990 6.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 7,770 $24.62 $28.36 $58,980 2.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 440 $20.15 $28.17 $58,590 15.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 540 $36.62 $36.37 $75,650 8.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,520 $24.96 $29.70 $61,780 7.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 170 $28.94 $31.83 $66,210 15.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,670 $21.37 $26.32 $54,740 6.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 970 $34.21 $32.40 $67,390 5.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,800 $25.67 $28.39 $59,060 2.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 760 $28.87 $30.13 $62,670 2.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 580 $37.32 $36.84 $76,620 2.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 270 $24.62 $26.18 $54,450 2.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 290 $25.43 $26.97 $56,110 4.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 550 $36.48 $36.73 $76,410 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 560 $17.30 $18.06 $37,560 5.4 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (3) 60 $23.89 $24.76 $51,500 12.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,000 $26.09 $28.75 $59,800 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 220 $41.85 $40.27 $83,760 10.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $23.74 $23.99 $49,890 1.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 560 $15.59 $18.61 $38,700 7.3 %
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 14,000 $19.92 $22.01 $45,780 3.3 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 110 $13.85 $17.11 $35,590 10.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 170 $16.69 $17.79 $37,000 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 450 $20.21 $22.97 $47,770 4.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 360 $15.24 $15.62 $32,490 4.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 520 $18.37 $21.39 $44,490 8.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) (5) $23.45 $24.31 $50,560 4.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 510 $15.01 $15.79 $32,840 5.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 270 $21.79 $23.19 $48,230 4.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,040 $23.28 $24.89 $51,770 3.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $22.48 $21.79 $45,330 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 2,510 $19.58 $21.30 $44,300 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) (5) $27.32 $28.60 $59,490 5.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) 230 $26.05 $27.26 $56,710 1.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) 400 $13.17 $14.46 $30,080 5.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 590 $23.05 $25.56 $53,170 4.8 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) 100 $21.12 $21.98 $45,710 2.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 970 $15.93 $20.37 $42,380 15.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (3) 120 $22.05 $23.38 $48,640 1.6 %
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 10,250 $25.39 $25.57 $53,180 3.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 250 $31.98 $31.40 $65,310 2.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 2,430 $26.50 $27.19 $56,550 2.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 880 $31.40 $31.23 $64,960 5.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 390 $38.55 $37.74 $78,490 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,390 $28.60 $28.18 $58,610 3.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 520 $25.56 $25.54 $53,120 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 970 $24.28 $25.18 $52,380 8.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 590 $26.20 $27.42 $57,030 3.1 %
15-2041 Statisticians (3) 50 $29.85 $27.95 $58,130 10.9 %
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 5,310 $23.50 $24.43 $50,820 4.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) 250 $24.21 $24.58 $51,130 10.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 150 $16.06 $17.57 $36,560 11.9 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) 470 $32.83 $32.31 $67,210 2.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 480 $25.09 $25.98 $54,030 1.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 210 $23.51 $25.21 $52,440 5.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 260 $20.19 $22.47 $46,740 4.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 120 $28.47 $27.22 $56,610 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 590 $27.09 $26.89 $55,930 6.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 450 $29.90 $29.56 $61,480 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $14.24 $14.02 $29,170 9.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 100 $17.31 $18.39 $38,240 12.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 300 $17.67 $18.40 $38,280 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) (5) $17.38 $18.06 $37,560 4.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 350 $23.16 $22.19 $46,150 13.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 $12.58 $13.73 $28,570 6.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) 250 $14.45 $16.52 $34,370 8.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $18.16 $18.02 $37,490 10.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $12.40 $13.16 $27,370 2.8 %
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 7,040 $25.05 $27.90 $58,040 4.6 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 360 $33.89 $35.23 $73,270 12.9 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 460 $25.52 $30.87 $64,210 4.2 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 1,370 $35.36 $33.67 $70,030 6.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 260 $18.26 $18.60 $38,690 2.2 %
19-2043 Hydrologists (5) $24.91 $26.58 $55,280 7.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 220 $14.56 $20.66 $42,970 26.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 450 $23.91 $24.95 $51,900 3.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (3) 140 $21.69 $23.63 $49,140 3.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,530 $23.47 $22.30 $46,390 2.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $18.99 $18.94 $39,400 3.5 %
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 3,690 $14.58 $15.17 $31,550 3.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 210 $14.23 $16.54 $34,410 15.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (5) $15.46 $16.12 $33,520 4.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 290 $13.14 $13.69 $28,470 5.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 300 $17.24 $16.90 $35,150 3.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 360 $8.35 $9.61 $19,980 7.8 %
21-2011 Clergy (3) 70 $16.12 $17.21 $35,800 3.8 %
Legal Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 4,640 $17.44 $24.51 $50,970 7.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,780 $35.23 $37.43 $77,850 12.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,920 $14.76 $14.91 $31,010 9.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) 50 $13.58 $14.28 $29,700 5.5 %
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 18,120 $20.29 $20.68 $43,010 6.6 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $50,020 16.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (5) $15.12 $15.35 $31,920 2.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 830 $8.08 $8.77 $18,230 2.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 800 (2) (2) $43,580 3.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,370 (2) (2) $47,010 3.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 960 (2) (2) $45,200 2.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 40 $16.55 $18.73 $38,950 14.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 350 $17.72 $18.31 $38,090 4.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 250 $10.66 $11.00 $22,880 7.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 190 $19.05 $21.68 $45,100 11.1 %
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 3,120 $15.54 $17.86 $37,140 9.3 %
27-1011 Art Directors 120 $22.48 $24.93 $51,860 3.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (5) $25.66 $26.15 $54,390 8.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 120 $8.53 $8.47 $17,620 3.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 340 $13.12 $13.84 $28,780 7.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) (5) $14.08 $16.69 $34,700 11.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 90 $10.64 $11.14 $23,170 4.6 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (5) (2) (2) $75,000 9.3 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $9.98 $10.70 $22,250 5.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) (5) $12.81 $16.17 $33,620 11.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 360 $16.91 $17.89 $37,220 4.4 %
27-3041 Editors 330 $20.65 $21.67 $45,080 4.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 70 $18.73 $21.02 $43,720 13.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 70 $16.06 $16.82 $34,980 8.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 180 $14.66 $15.19 $31,590 16.0 %
27-4013 Radio Operators (3) (5) $13.53 $13.75 $28,600 1.8 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) 180 $14.24 $15.34 $31,910 16.8 %
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 16,640 $19.01 $21.73 $45,200 3.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 90 $16.19 $16.97 $35,300 3.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists (5) $39.48 $42.88 $89,180 12.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 490 $33.28 $30.79 $64,050 2.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) 250 $38.10 $35.42 $73,680 13.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 6,690 $20.28 $20.88 $43,430 1.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 140 $24.91 $26.32 $54,740 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 350 $29.33 $30.29 $63,000 5.2 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) 190 $13.44 $14.28 $29,700 1.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) 150 $19.43 $19.83 $41,240 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 270 $25.05 $25.29 $52,600 3.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $29.36 $31.45 $65,420 6.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) 300 $20.06 $21.00 $43,680 3.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 150 $12.37 $12.31 $25,610 5.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) 570 $21.28 $21.93 $45,610 6.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (3) 140 $14.87 $15.94 $33,160 2.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (3) 50 $19.82 $19.32 $40,190 3.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 640 $18.13 $17.85 $37,120 1.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (3) 290 $8.17 $8.73 $18,150 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 480 $7.43 $7.91 $16,450 5.3 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians (3) (5) $10.44 $11.11 $23,120 1.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) (5) $11.65 $12.33 $25,650 6.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 250 $11.36 $14.78 $30,740 17.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 1,650 $15.17 $15.34 $31,900 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 420 $11.24 $11.32 $23,540 2.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) 210 $11.60 $11.17 $23,230 3.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 90 $23.22 $24.25 $50,450 5.3 %
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 8,480 $9.50 $9.97 $20,750 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 560 $9.16 $8.79 $18,280 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 4,930 $9.10 $9.04 $18,810 1.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $14.41 $13.75 $28,600 7.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 70 $9.69 $9.65 $20,070 5.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) 640 $12.21 $12.22 $25,430 4.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 960 $9.99 $10.55 $21,950 5.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 230 $11.80 $12.43 $25,860 1.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 290 $11.73 $11.55 $24,030 2.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) 190 $9.29 $9.14 $19,010 2.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 180 $7.82 $8.21 $17,090 5.1 %
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 8,270 $11.90 $13.58 $28,250 9.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 220 $27.62 $28.15 $58,560 1.3 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (3) (5) $24.56 $24.61 $51,200 3.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (3) (5) $18.48 $17.67 $36,760 5.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (3) (5) $13.11 $13.71 $28,520 1.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) (5) $19.00 $19.86 $41,310 1.3 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers (3) 90 $12.10 $12.51 $26,020 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 1,710 $19.55 $19.76 $41,110 1.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 80 $14.38 $16.17 $33,640 13.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 3,890 $8.12 $8.72 $18,130 1.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (3) (5) $6.54 $7.69 $16,000 9.5 %
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 29,630 $6.66 $7.73 $16,090 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (5) $11.52 $11.36 $23,620 16.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,880 $11.36 $12.21 $25,390 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.30 $6.81 $14,170 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 980 $9.18 $9.41 $19,570 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 3,120 $8.62 $8.87 $18,450 1.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $7.41 $8.04 $16,720 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,600 $7.67 $7.99 $16,620 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 1,610 $6.12 $6.97 $14,510 2.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 3,760 $6.56 $7.13 $14,830 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 2,300 $6.55 $7.14 $14,840 2.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 7,140 $6.12 $6.74 $14,010 1.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) 510 $7.30 $7.79 $16,200 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 1,360 $6.67 $7.31 $15,200 1.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,340 $6.45 $6.66 $13,840 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 750 $6.92 $7.40 $15,380 1.5 %
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 12,230 $8.10 $9.38 $19,510 3.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 760 $12.33 $12.69 $26,400 2.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 240 $17.14 $17.71 $36,830 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 6,510 $7.53 $8.72 $18,130 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 2,690 $7.27 $7.45 $15,500 1.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,670 $9.01 $9.67 $20,120 2.6 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (3) (5) $11.23 $12.23 $25,430 2.5 %
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 6,470 $7.72 $9.26 $19,270 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 190 $17.58 $17.68 $36,770 10.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $11.19 $10.22 $21,250 5.8 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists (3) (5) $7.28 $10.32 $21,470 5.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (3) (5) $6.53 $7.64 $15,900 5.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (5) $6.79 $7.44 $15,470 3.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) 60 $6.39 $7.47 $15,540 11.6 %
39-5011 Barbers (3) (5) $9.92 $10.64 $22,120 7.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1,430 $7.66 $10.01 $20,810 8.8 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (3) 60 $8.57 $9.35 $19,450 5.9 %
39-5093 Shampooers (3) 260 $6.27 $6.61 $13,750 2.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 340 $11.74 $11.32 $23,550 2.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 1,000 $6.79 $7.24 $15,060 1.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $7.04 $7.68 $15,980 4.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 550 $8.73 $9.24 $19,220 5.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (5) $8.26 $9.44 $19,650 4.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (5) $9.80 $9.95 $20,710 3.0 %
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 39,790 $8.85 $12.78 $26,570 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 4,140 $12.18 $14.62 $30,420 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 690 $21.33 $22.56 $46,930 4.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 8,270 $6.74 $7.36 $15,310 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 1,580 $7.38 $8.69 $18,080 3.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 510 $10.19 $11.05 $22,990 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 15,760 $7.66 $9.30 $19,330 1.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 460 $15.89 $20.46 $42,550 8.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 1,100 $14.95 $16.66 $34,660 3.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 1,690 $24.22 $31.21 $64,910 11.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) 320 $10.31 $10.67 $22,190 2.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 1,140 $22.08 $22.65 $47,120 4.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 2,420 $13.19 $15.61 $32,470 6.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 140 $7.88 $8.46 $17,600 4.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) (5) $14.23 $17.45 $36,300 7.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 140 $23.63 $24.55 $51,060 5.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 190 $8.97 $9.04 $18,800 5.9 %
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 85,880 $11.06 $12.19 $25,340 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 4,480 $16.34 $17.52 $36,440 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 420 $9.53 $9.67 $20,100 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 2,380 $10.15 $10.64 $22,120 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 2,030 $12.02 $12.56 $26,120 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 6,030 $11.92 $12.75 $26,520 2.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 610 $12.64 $12.39 $25,760 3.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 120 $13.20 $13.84 $28,780 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 4,330 $9.26 $9.10 $18,920 1.5 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (3) 350 $15.69 $15.44 $32,110 4.1 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 230 $11.71 $12.17 $25,320 7.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 470 $12.38 $14.58 $30,320 15.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,130 $11.79 $12.51 $26,020 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 1,010 $9.38 $10.06 $20,930 10.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 480 $7.83 $7.92 $16,470 1.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) 110 $9.79 $10.25 $21,320 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $6.42 $7.68 $15,970 9.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 950 $10.52 $11.44 $23,800 5.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 700 $12.18 $12.76 $26,550 8.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 490 $13.09 $13.80 $28,700 1.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 4,050 $9.49 $9.68 $20,140 1.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 220 $14.03 $13.54 $28,150 9.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (3) 180 $10.36 $11.74 $24,420 8.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 390 $8.65 $9.04 $18,810 3.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 140 $13.75 $13.51 $28,100 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 530 $14.55 $14.98 $31,160 2.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) 110 $14.76 $14.00 $29,130 3.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 1,140 $16.30 $17.79 $36,990 2.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 2,980 $9.59 $10.40 $21,640 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 5,690 $8.79 $10.43 $21,700 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 510 $13.07 $13.75 $28,590 10.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5,210 $14.87 $15.30 $31,830 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 110 $15.26 $16.62 $34,580 8.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 930 $10.95 $11.30 $23,510 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5,470 $11.85 $11.99 $24,930 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 890 $13.60 $13.78 $28,650 3.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 2,530 $9.61 $10.25 $21,320 3.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 650 $11.15 $11.39 $23,680 1.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (5) $12.47 $13.11 $27,280 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (5) $12.70 $14.06 $29,250 4.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 1,130 $8.62 $8.85 $18,400 2.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 12,420 $9.69 $10.32 $21,470 2.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) 690 $9.60 $10.58 $22,010 3.7 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (3) 100 $8.51 $9.33 $19,410 5.1 %
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 1,280 $8.49 $9.80 $20,390 19.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 90 $18.51 $17.58 $36,570 8.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (3) 800 $8.55 $9.40 $19,560 7.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 180 $8.57 $9.29 $19,310 8.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (3) (5) $8.12 $8.57 $17,820 4.9 %
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 21,670 $15.73 $16.74 $34,820 4.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,320 $18.44 $19.50 $40,570 3.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 530 $20.04 $20.28 $42,180 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,370 $14.48 $16.17 $33,640 7.5 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (3) 100 $14.13 $13.86 $28,820 3.6 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (5) $11.37 $11.91 $24,770 9.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 450 $14.88 $15.20 $31,610 2.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,970 $11.53 $11.62 $24,170 3.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) 130 $13.51 $14.51 $30,180 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 1,330 $15.54 $15.90 $33,060 3.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 240 $14.22 $14.69 $30,560 13.6 %
47-2082 Tapers (3) (5) $13.20 $15.55 $32,340 6.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 2,790 $19.40 $19.71 $41,000 6.7 %
47-2121 Glaziers (5) $11.58 $11.61 $24,140 4.9 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) 360 $14.35 $14.81 $30,810 4.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 1,070 $16.21 $17.13 $35,620 11.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) 80 $13.21 $13.62 $28,330 3.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 2,550 $20.71 $19.85 $41,280 3.9 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (3) 180 $16.75 $15.79 $32,850 4.7 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (3) (5) $14.89 $16.16 $33,620 25.4 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) 290 $12.61 $12.78 $26,590 2.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 410 $13.89 $14.71 $30,600 3.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) 790 $17.96 $17.52 $36,440 3.7 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $9.38 $9.25 $19,250 4.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 500 $9.03 $9.03 $18,770 3.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 280 $9.29 $9.46 $19,670 6.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 50 $9.39 $10.30 $21,430 5.6 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (3) (5) $10.89 $10.71 $22,270 4.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 380 $16.99 $19.38 $40,300 7.9 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (3) (5) $12.69 $13.02 $27,080 3.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) (5) $12.62 $12.59 $26,200 1.9 %
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 17,210 $15.12 $16.11 $33,510 3.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,400 $21.32 $22.32 $46,430 4.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 480 $15.13 $15.18 $31,570 7.9 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 40 $17.42 $15.51 $32,250 12.2 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment (5) $10.54 $12.47 $25,950 4.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (5) $20.93 $21.50 $44,720 8.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (5) $17.74 $16.19 $33,670 8.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 170 $16.64 $17.25 $35,870 6.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 350 $19.25 $19.45 $40,450 4.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 740 $13.31 $15.56 $32,360 9.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 2,200 $13.70 $14.30 $29,740 2.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 600 $13.51 $14.49 $30,140 2.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (3) (5) $13.56 $14.39 $29,920 6.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 150 $15.22 $15.36 $31,940 2.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 70 $10.94 $11.06 $23,000 5.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 300 $7.86 $8.22 $17,100 5.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $16.18 $17.74 $36,900 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 960 $14.58 $16.59 $34,500 5.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 90 $11.36 $10.66 $22,170 15.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,060 $23.64 $22.35 $46,490 4.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 4,070 $13.10 $14.24 $29,630 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 250 $16.99 $16.81 $34,960 3.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) 360 $22.06 $21.64 $45,010 4.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $20.55 $19.13 $39,780 3.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $12.15 $12.79 $26,590 4.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (5) $11.72 $11.78 $24,490 2.9 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (3) (5) $14.13 $14.99 $31,170 2.6 %
49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers (3) (5) $13.99 $15.11 $31,430 2.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 470 $9.88 $11.54 $24,000 7.5 %
Production Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 35,820 $12.98 $14.28 $29,700 9.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,520 $21.15 $23.23 $48,310 5.2 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (3) 60 $9.30 $10.83 $22,530 2.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 410 $12.55 $12.43 $25,860 14.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 240 $12.56 $12.93 $26,900 5.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,580 $8.60 $9.37 $19,480 2.4 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 350 $8.10 $8.72 $18,140 3.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 330 $14.73 $14.57 $30,310 2.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (3) (5) $7.71 $7.85 $16,320 2.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $9.61 $9.73 $20,240 10.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (5) $14.71 $14.25 $29,640 6.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $9.69 $10.51 $21,860 12.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 920 $11.47 $11.62 $24,180 9.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $16.60 $16.62 $34,570 5.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 470 $16.12 $17.39 $36,180 4.8 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) (5) $14.16 $13.00 $27,040 4.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers (3) (5) $15.54 $15.72 $32,690 5.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (5) $18.24 $17.24 $35,860 3.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 180 $15.54 $16.44 $34,190 4.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 920 $8.43 $8.59 $17,870 2.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) 270 $6.66 $7.36 $15,320 3.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 290 $7.91 $8.59 $17,880 3.8 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (5) $15.40 $15.49 $32,210 3.8 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (5) $14.63 $14.04 $29,200 3.4 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (3) 30 $12.73 $13.09 $27,230 14.9 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers (3) (5) $19.68 $20.06 $41,730 3.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 250 $19.96 $21.99 $45,740 7.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 170 $15.40 $15.08 $31,370 2.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (3) 390 $18.81 $18.92 $39,340 2.8 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (3) (5) $20.60 $19.80 $41,190 3.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $20.86 $20.25 $42,120 2.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $17.31 $16.12 $33,520 5.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 370 $14.17 $13.75 $28,590 9.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 230 $13.78 $13.07 $27,190 5.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $15.27 $14.98 $31,150 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 1,700 $13.76 $14.76 $30,690 2.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $15.11 $18.99 $39,500 18.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,240 $12.83 $12.84 $26,710 11.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 130 $13.86 $13.56 $28,200 3.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (3) (5) $15.66 $14.82 $30,820 8.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 490 $8.65 $10.57 $21,990 11.3 %
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 27,460 $10.77 $12.58 $26,170 4.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 340 $17.69 $18.48 $38,450 10.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 560 $19.03 $19.42 $40,380 3.3 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers (5) (2) (2) $71,260 10.0 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (3) (5) $9.38 $9.09 $18,920 4.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) 120 $9.17 $9.19 $19,120 2.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 1,940 $9.85 $9.85 $20,490 3.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 930 $11.13 $12.17 $25,320 4.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,350 $13.69 $14.43 $30,020 5.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,690 $13.71 $13.57 $28,220 8.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 300 $8.51 $9.99 $20,780 6.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) 270 $7.36 $7.54 $15,690 3.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) 330 $7.75 $8.39 $17,460 4.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (3) (5) $12.50 $12.26 $25,500 13.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 210 $15.93 $16.27 $33,830 2.8 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators (3) 30 $12.66 $12.28 $25,530 4.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 40 $11.77 $12.77 $26,570 5.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 1,500 $12.62 $13.31 $27,670 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 620 $8.18 $9.54 $19,840 5.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7,940 $10.02 $11.41 $23,730 6.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) (5) $12.77 $12.51 $26,020 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 2,650 $7.02 $8.34 $17,350 4.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 250 $11.76 $11.40 $23,720 5.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 90 $12.04 $13.00 $27,040 19.5 %

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

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

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