Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

SIC 33 - Primary Metal Industries

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in SIC Major Group 33 - Primary Metal Industries.

SIC Major Group 33 - Primary Metal Industries consists of:


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SIC 33 - Primary Metal Industries

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Industry Total top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
00-0000 Industry Total 699,720 100.00% $13.91 $15.91 $33,100 0.8 %
Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 37,860 5.41% $32.12 $34.87 $72,530 1.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,550 0.36% $66.76 $56.65 $117,820 2.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 9,390 1.34% $37.57 $39.81 $82,810 1.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 150 0.02% $26.86 $29.39 $61,140 4.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 910 0.13% $36.05 $36.75 $76,430 2.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,290 0.33% $31.14 $32.27 $67,120 1.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 0.01% $29.76 $33.01 $68,660 8.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,190 0.17% $22.76 $25.23 $52,480 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,520 0.22% $31.68 $32.34 $67,270 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,420 0.49% $34.40 $35.52 $73,890 2.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 2,140 0.31% $28.72 $29.70 $61,770 1.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 6,970 1.00% $29.53 $29.91 $62,210 1.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 1,260 0.18% $25.53 $27.23 $56,630 0.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 820 0.12% $25.00 $26.28 $54,670 3.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 250 0.04% $29.08 $30.81 $64,080 5.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 2,630 0.38% $35.90 $35.99 $74,850 1.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 210 0.03% $34.40 $38.44 $79,950 6.5 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9,870 1.41% $20.41 $22.13 $46,030 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) (5) (5) $19.47 $19.10 $39,730 4.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 2,450 0.35% $18.98 $20.63 $42,900 1.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 850 0.12% $20.53 $21.75 $45,240 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 320 0.05% $16.98 $18.55 $38,590 3.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 440 0.06% $19.14 $20.50 $42,650 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 340 0.05% $19.54 $21.07 $43,820 3.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 0.01% $22.91 $24.94 $51,870 6.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 3,180 0.45% $20.52 $22.12 $46,020 1.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) 340 0.05% $22.50 $23.92 $49,750 2.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) 50 0.01% $18.79 $18.90 $39,320 2.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 0.01% $20.16 $22.60 $47,010 4.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5,380 0.77% $22.54 $23.30 $48,470 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 1,020 0.15% $21.07 $22.84 $47,510 2.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 530 0.08% $24.78 $25.66 $53,370 3.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 670 0.10% $16.54 $17.59 $36,580 3.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,640 0.23% $25.33 $25.80 $53,670 3.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 170 0.02% $23.22 $24.61 $51,190 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 600 0.09% $23.65 $24.03 $49,980 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 200 0.03% $20.28 $22.20 $46,170 3.6 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 220 0.03% $24.14 $24.48 $50,910 1.9 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 21,070 3.01% $23.51 $24.14 $50,210 1.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) 180 0.03% $26.37 $27.43 $57,050 2.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 100 0.01% $25.80 $27.06 $56,280 3.0 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 50 0.01% $33.67 $36.95 $76,860 12.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,060 0.15% $25.91 $27.01 $56,190 2.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 150 0.02% $32.04 $31.05 $64,580 5.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 580 0.08% $27.54 $28.87 $60,050 4.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 620 0.09% $23.42 $23.26 $48,370 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 3,780 0.54% $24.75 $25.52 $53,070 2.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (3) 2,500 0.36% $26.14 $27.17 $56,510 1.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 3,350 0.48% $25.32 $26.60 $55,340 1.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 0.01% $18.07 $17.94 $37,320 6.2 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (5) (5) $17.39 $17.06 $35,490 3.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 1,260 0.18% $16.67 $17.80 $37,020 3.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,050 0.15% $18.03 $18.89 $39,290 5.5 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 470 0.07% $19.34 $20.58 $42,810 4.3 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 180 0.03% $16.28 $16.81 $34,970 4.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) 1,360 0.19% $18.55 $19.44 $40,440 1.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 800 0.11% $18.66 $19.11 $39,740 4.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 4,160 0.59% $18.22 $19.30 $40,150 2.1 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 830 0.12% $22.72 $24.35 $50,650 2.6 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 300 0.04% $24.10 $27.57 $57,340 8.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (5) (5) $13.46 $15.71 $32,670 3.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,940 0.28% $16.27 $16.75 $34,840 3.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 430 0.06% $19.47 $19.15 $39,830 4.7 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 250 0.04% $37.56 $38.17 $79,400 9.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 220 0.03% $42.14 $41.06 $85,410 10.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 320 0.05% $17.43 $17.33 $36,040 6.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 230 0.03% $17.61 $18.02 $37,490 8.6 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 210 0.03% $19.74 $21.17 $44,030 3.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 100 0.01% $19.37 $19.79 $41,160 2.8 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 90 0.01% $21.89 $22.16 $46,090 5.3 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,430 0.20% $10.15 $11.20 $23,300 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 1,350 0.19% $10.28 $11.24 $23,390 1.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,110 0.59% $10.04 $10.99 $22,860 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 120 0.02% $21.36 $21.79 $45,330 5.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 3,640 0.52% $10.10 $11.20 $23,290 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 200 0.03% $10.52 $10.69 $22,230 4.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 580 0.08% $23.77 $22.61 $47,030 2.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 8,850 1.26% $23.33 $25.86 $53,780 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers (5) (5) $24.00 $23.62 $49,130 8.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 790 0.11% $28.96 $31.17 $64,830 3.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 250 0.04% $8.91 $11.49 $23,910 11.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 1,690 0.24% $23.99 $26.14 $54,380 1.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 5,110 0.73% $20.78 $23.56 $49,000 1.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 60 0.01% $15.14 $21.28 $44,250 16.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 700 0.10% $26.60 $26.90 $55,960 1.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 52,270 7.47% $12.62 $13.56 $28,200 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 3,360 0.48% $18.05 $19.32 $40,180 1.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 730 0.10% $10.02 $10.30 $21,420 1.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 80 0.01% $13.99 $13.81 $28,720 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 1,470 0.21% $12.31 $12.84 $26,710 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 5,210 0.74% $12.46 $13.21 $27,480 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 1,280 0.18% $12.61 $13.17 $27,400 1.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 660 0.09% $12.54 $13.32 $27,700 1.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 270 0.04% $12.49 $12.98 $26,990 4.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,950 0.42% $14.15 $14.99 $31,190 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 220 0.03% $9.94 $10.12 $21,040 1.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,080 0.15% $12.26 $13.37 $27,810 4.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 1,110 0.16% $12.90 $13.37 $27,800 1.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 980 0.14% $10.14 $10.53 $21,900 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 5,240 0.75% $15.85 $16.34 $33,990 0.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 8,340 1.19% $11.80 $12.36 $25,710 0.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 4,270 0.61% $12.25 $12.99 $27,020 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 1,660 0.24% $12.85 $13.65 $28,390 2.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,970 0.42% $14.19 $14.75 $30,680 1.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,410 0.34% $11.55 $11.66 $24,260 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 340 0.05% $14.40 $15.08 $31,370 4.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 540 0.08% $10.67 $10.92 $22,710 1.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 90 0.01% $10.98 $11.49 $23,910 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,010 0.72% $10.48 $11.33 $23,570 3.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (3) 90 0.01% $14.44 $14.23 $29,590 1.8 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 22,140 3.16% $16.60 $17.42 $36,230 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,350 0.19% $23.94 $23.87 $49,650 3.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 560 0.08% $17.76 $17.62 $36,660 2.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 430 0.06% $17.98 $17.57 $36,540 5.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 280 0.04% $16.04 $16.92 $35,190 2.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 9,940 1.42% $18.12 $18.65 $38,790 2.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 370 0.05% $16.14 $15.61 $32,460 5.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 990 0.14% $19.82 $19.88 $41,340 2.1 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (3) 1,000 0.14% $13.38 $14.35 $29,840 6.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) (5) (5) $21.03 $19.32 $40,190 3.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) (5) $7.93 $9.21 $19,150 5.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 63,840 9.12% $16.54 $17.27 $35,910 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,430 0.63% $23.22 $23.58 $49,050 1.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (5) (5) $17.48 $17.81 $37,040 5.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 480 0.07% $17.36 $17.34 $36,070 1.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 870 0.12% $18.20 $18.09 $37,630 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 260 0.04% $17.63 $17.26 $35,900 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 230 0.03% $19.07 $19.93 $41,450 4.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,810 0.26% $18.04 $18.87 $39,260 6.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 25,110 3.59% $15.68 $16.29 $33,890 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 6,200 0.89% $14.93 $15.28 $31,790 1.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) 14,460 2.07% $18.18 $18.59 $38,670 2.7 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons (3) 1,380 0.20% $17.05 $17.13 $35,640 1.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) 130 0.02% $11.92 $11.41 $23,720 5.3 %
49-9096 Riggers (3) 140 0.02% $18.54 $17.64 $36,690 4.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 1,790 0.26% $11.57 $12.10 $25,170 1.8 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 394,380 56.36% $12.72 $13.72 $28,550 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 31,320 4.48% $19.76 $20.60 $42,840 1.0 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (3) 7,080 1.01% $10.99 $11.54 $24,000 3.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 330 0.05% $8.28 $10.67 $22,190 19.0 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 130 0.02% $17.13 $16.48 $34,280 9.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 670 0.10% $14.82 $15.02 $31,240 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 12,160 1.74% $9.56 $10.20 $21,220 2.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 7,500 1.07% $12.21 $12.91 $26,840 2.5 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 490 0.07% $14.79 $16.08 $33,450 17.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 27,250 3.89% $12.31 $12.59 $26,190 1.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,150 0.45% $14.31 $14.13 $29,390 3.8 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 16,240 2.32% $14.80 $15.26 $31,740 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 24,980 3.57% $12.00 $12.58 $26,170 1.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,050 0.58% $10.08 $11.04 $22,970 4.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 18,880 2.70% $10.62 $11.12 $23,120 1.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,380 0.63% $12.00 $12.74 $26,490 2.8 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,570 0.51% $14.66 $15.10 $31,410 6.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 10,000 1.43% $13.91 $14.41 $29,970 2.6 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders (3) 14,740 2.11% $13.06 $13.88 $28,870 1.0 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal (3) 13,990 2.00% $12.36 $13.00 $27,050 1.0 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 500 0.07% $18.11 $17.92 $37,270 7.7 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 2,600 0.37% $13.75 $15.30 $31,820 5.7 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 20,010 2.86% $11.52 $12.21 $25,390 3.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 20,110 2.87% $12.75 $13.61 $28,300 2.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 7,070 1.01% $12.31 $12.78 $26,570 1.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) 5,020 0.72% $16.77 $17.65 $36,700 2.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 8,680 1.24% $13.03 $13.84 $28,780 1.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 2,630 0.38% $13.09 $13.86 $28,830 2.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 10,400 1.49% $12.00 $12.73 $26,470 1.1 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 870 0.12% $13.35 $14.02 $29,170 3.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 5,870 0.84% $12.76 $13.32 $27,700 2.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (3) 2,800 0.40% $12.31 $13.15 $27,350 2.0 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (5) (5) $13.41 $13.52 $28,120 6.6 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 630 0.09% $15.66 $17.03 $35,430 11.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (3) 60 0.01% $9.67 $10.18 $21,180 5.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 0.01% $13.55 $12.55 $26,100 6.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 470 0.07% $19.51 $19.59 $40,750 3.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 130 0.02% $15.85 $16.62 $34,560 2.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (3) 230 0.03% $14.65 $14.74 $30,660 6.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (3) 620 0.09% $15.17 $15.22 $31,660 4.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 710 0.10% $13.31 $13.70 $28,500 2.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,270 0.47% $11.72 $12.06 $25,080 3.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) 4,030 0.58% $10.87 $11.05 $22,980 1.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,700 0.24% $15.12 $15.13 $31,480 3.5 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 190 0.03% $9.78 $10.27 $21,370 6.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) (5) $11.66 $12.15 $25,270 5.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 360 0.05% $11.72 $13.38 $27,830 8.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (3) 1,660 0.24% $16.62 $16.28 $33,870 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 19,620 2.80% $13.08 $13.93 $28,970 1.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,440 0.35% $10.94 $11.48 $23,890 4.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 2,440 0.35% $11.38 $11.78 $24,510 1.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (3) 90 0.01% $9.24 $9.89 $20,560 5.5 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (3) 180 0.03% $13.44 $14.37 $29,890 6.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,460 0.21% $11.64 $12.66 $26,330 6.1 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 1,150 0.16% $11.60 $11.91 $24,770 3.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 13,970 2.00% $10.26 $10.86 $22,600 3.6 %
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Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 72,980 10.43% $12.45 $12.99 $27,020 1.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,050 0.15% $15.99 $16.84 $35,030 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 580 0.08% $19.68 $20.25 $42,130 2.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,430 0.35% $14.24 $14.71 $30,590 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,260 0.32% $11.57 $11.99 $24,930 3.7 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers (3) 110 0.02% $18.08 $17.46 $36,320 2.4 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers (3) 1,450 0.21% $18.01 $17.80 $37,010 1.9 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators (3) (5) (5) $16.75 $18.35 $38,160 3.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (3) 830 0.12% $12.77 $13.29 $27,640 2.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) 13,120 1.88% $15.43 $15.76 $32,790 1.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) (5) (5) $14.07 $13.50 $28,070 5.4 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators (3) (5) (5) $14.85 $16.00 $33,280 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 11,550 1.65% $12.71 $13.42 $27,920 1.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) (5) (5) $12.14 $12.85 $26,730 8.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 22,530 3.22% $11.22 $11.77 $24,470 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 7,380 1.05% $11.09 $12.13 $25,220 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 7,380 1.05% $9.52 $9.93 $20,650 1.4 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (3) (5) (5) $17.45 $18.75 $39,000 4.1 %

About 1999 National Industry-Specific 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.

(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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Industry-Specific occupational employment and wage estimates for other SIC Major Groups:

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Other OES estimates and related information:

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry 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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