Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

SIC 38 - Measuring, Analyzing, and Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical and Optical Goods; Watches and Clocks

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 38 - Measuring, Analyzing, and Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical and Optical Goods; Watches and Clocks.

SIC Major Group 38 - Measuring, Analyzing, and Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical and Optical Goods; Watches and Clocks consists of:


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SOC Major Groups in in SIC 38 - Measuring, Analyzing, and Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical and Optical Goods; Watches and Clocks:

SIC 38 - Measuring, Analyzing, and Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical and Optical Goods; Watches and Clocks

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Industry Total top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
00-0000 Industry Total 840,880 100.00% $16.24 $19.86 $41,310 1.4 %
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 80,090 9.52% $38.44 $39.50 $82,170 0.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 3,950 0.47% (4) $59.64 $124,050 2.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 12,910 1.54% $44.64 $44.91 $93,410 1.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 920 0.11% $31.58 $33.33 $69,320 4.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 7,300 0.87% $39.08 $39.48 $82,110 1.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 5,420 0.64% $36.00 $36.62 $76,170 10.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 100 0.01% $39.93 $40.93 $85,140 8.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,340 0.28% $31.57 $32.99 $68,610 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,600 0.31% $38.07 $38.31 $79,680 2.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 5,850 0.70% $36.67 $38.04 $79,120 1.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 2,920 0.35% $33.07 $32.74 $68,090 0.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 10,090 1.20% $33.29 $32.53 $67,660 0.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 2,830 0.34% $31.04 $30.74 $63,950 0.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,040 0.12% $28.67 $29.37 $61,100 3.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 14,860 1.77% $42.62 $42.34 $88,060 1.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 0.03% $36.53 $33.30 $69,260 5.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 330 0.04% $40.42 $42.16 $87,680 8.1 %
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 41,530 4.94% $22.09 $23.59 $49,070 1.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 1,060 0.13% $23.38 $23.73 $49,350 2.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 8,520 1.01% $20.31 $21.48 $44,670 0.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 830 0.10% $26.56 $28.14 $58,540 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 2,000 0.24% $22.20 $23.84 $49,580 1.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 940 0.11% $17.52 $19.55 $40,670 25.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,010 0.12% $21.50 $22.73 $47,270 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,830 0.22% $21.34 $22.90 $47,620 2.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 3,240 0.39% $24.27 $25.28 $52,590 18.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 90 0.01% $18.19 $18.56 $38,590 5.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 6,300 0.75% $20.92 $22.53 $46,870 0.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) 740 0.09% $23.25 $24.48 $50,920 1.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (3) 620 0.07% $18.67 $19.61 $40,790 2.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,760 0.21% $24.40 $25.40 $52,820 2.6 %
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 33,390 3.97% $29.47 $29.62 $61,610 2.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (5) (5) $31.37 $32.34 $67,270 4.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (3) 3,820 0.45% $24.77 $25.40 $52,840 5.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 6,900 0.82% $30.02 $30.33 $63,080 1.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 10,360 1.23% $33.55 $33.41 $69,490 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,650 0.32% $18.10 $19.03 $39,570 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 3,280 0.39% $28.60 $28.66 $59,620 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 780 0.09% $24.01 $25.36 $52,750 1.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,780 0.21% $24.44 $25.28 $52,580 1.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 700 0.08% $25.94 $26.74 $55,620 2.6 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 590 0.07% $30.22 $29.71 $61,800 5.7 %
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 138,050 16.42% $26.05 $26.92 $56,000 1.5 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers (3) 10,200 1.21% $33.49 $34.78 $72,340 3.2 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 880 0.10% $26.25 $28.62 $59,530 3.9 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) 1,300 0.15% $34.83 $32.65 $67,920 2.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 500 0.06% $28.04 $32.06 $66,690 5.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 3,460 0.41% $31.92 $32.82 $68,270 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 20,130 2.39% $31.06 $31.38 $65,270 3.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 12,310 1.46% $30.76 $31.36 $65,230 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (5) (5) $30.43 $31.08 $64,650 2.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 490 0.06% $28.69 $27.58 $57,370 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 11,140 1.32% $28.11 $28.60 $59,480 1.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (3) 1,280 0.15% $29.23 $29.54 $61,440 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 13,830 1.64% $27.38 $27.77 $57,760 0.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 0.01% $19.39 $18.84 $39,180 9.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 2,770 0.33% $19.05 $19.78 $41,150 1.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 3,350 0.40% $18.88 $19.68 $40,940 2.8 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 2,530 0.30% $23.04 $23.60 $49,080 3.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) (5) (5) $18.21 $18.49 $38,470 3.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 16,400 1.95% $17.98 $18.31 $38,070 1.6 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 4,770 0.57% $17.05 $17.67 $36,760 2.5 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 70 0.01% $17.35 $17.12 $35,620 5.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) 4,760 0.57% $18.36 $19.32 $40,190 1.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 4,150 0.49% $17.91 $18.20 $37,860 5.5 %
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 12,210 1.45% $22.00 $24.52 $51,000 3.2 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 190 0.02% $18.92 $21.46 $44,630 10.1 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 340 0.04% $21.05 $22.71 $47,230 4.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 120 0.01% $29.15 $30.55 $63,540 5.8 %
19-2012 Physicists 50 0.01% $33.14 $31.98 $66,510 12.8 %
19-2031 Chemists (3) 2,060 0.24% $23.74 $25.10 $52,220 2.4 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 420 0.05% $23.17 $24.98 $51,970 2.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 0.01% $18.44 $21.83 $45,400 10.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,630 0.19% $23.28 $25.65 $53,360 5.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 250 0.03% $14.89 $15.24 $31,690 2.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (5) (5) $20.01 $19.86 $41,310 3.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 90 0.01% $21.64 $21.58 $44,890 3.9 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 30 0.00% $16.34 $20.27 $42,160 16.3 %
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 600 0.07% $35.84 $39.52 $82,210 4.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 290 0.03% $61.96 $57.47 $119,540 5.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 120 0.01% $18.53 $19.32 $40,190 4.1 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (5) (5) $22.68 $21.09 $43,860 7.6 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 70 0.01% $19.96 $20.36 $42,350 2.5 %
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 5,720 0.68% $22.15 $22.32 $46,420 1.4 %
27-1011 Art Directors 220 0.03% $24.26 $25.78 $53,610 4.7 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 570 0.07% $23.80 $23.53 $48,950 4.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 880 0.10% $21.10 $21.70 $45,130 3.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 480 0.06% $16.55 $17.69 $36,800 3.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 340 0.04% $24.12 $24.60 $51,170 2.8 %
27-3041 Editors 160 0.02% $20.51 $22.48 $46,760 9.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 2,130 0.25% $23.28 $23.43 $48,740 1.5 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) (5) (5) $20.00 $19.75 $41,080 2.9 %
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 1,960 0.23% $19.55 $21.80 $45,340 5.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 150 0.02% $23.62 $24.18 $50,290 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) 350 0.04% $10.32 $12.29 $25,570 4.6 %
29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 640 0.08% $26.41 $28.77 $59,840 20.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 70 0.01% $18.25 $20.20 $42,020 8.1 %
Healthcare 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
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 170 0.02% $14.47 $13.70 $28,500 5.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 0.01% $10.38 $12.96 $26,960 13.8 %
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 1,630 0.19% $14.00 $15.53 $32,300 6.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 1,100 0.13% $11.50 $12.26 $25,490 2.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving 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
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 170 0.02% $10.95 $12.61 $26,230 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) (5) (5) $9.61 $9.58 $19,930 3.2 %
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 4,490 0.53% $10.15 $11.55 $24,020 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 350 0.04% $17.62 $19.65 $40,880 3.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 3,580 0.43% $9.81 $10.36 $21,560 1.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 0.02% $13.12 $14.59 $30,340 11.7 %
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 29,460 3.50% $23.00 $24.91 $51,820 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers (5) (5) $33.48 $32.69 $68,000 9.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,700 0.20% $29.98 $31.09 $64,670 4.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) (5) (5) $8.37 $9.37 $19,490 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) (5) (5) $8.46 $9.32 $19,380 2.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 100 0.01% $10.73 $13.37 $27,800 11.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) (5) (5) $21.72 $22.86 $47,550 8.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 9,340 1.11% $24.59 $26.90 $55,950 1.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 9,000 1.07% $20.38 $23.22 $48,300 1.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 300 0.04% $12.53 $12.93 $26,880 3.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 3,340 0.40% $28.71 $28.88 $60,060 1.1 %
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 108,320 12.88% $13.57 $14.40 $29,950 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 5,190 0.62% $18.75 $20.35 $42,320 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 1,040 0.12% $10.50 $10.53 $21,890 0.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 250 0.03% $13.59 $14.05 $29,230 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 1,360 0.16% $12.60 $12.91 $26,850 1.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 8,220 0.98% $13.57 $13.92 $28,950 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 1,290 0.15% $13.59 $14.04 $29,200 0.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 2,130 0.25% $13.61 $14.48 $30,120 1.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 350 0.04% $12.42 $12.91 $26,850 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 10,490 1.25% $14.87 $15.65 $32,560 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 370 0.04% $10.26 $10.85 $22,570 1.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 4,260 0.51% $11.74 $12.49 $25,980 2.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) 1,560 0.19% $14.58 $15.17 $31,550 1.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 1,670 0.20% $10.28 $10.42 $21,680 2.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (5) (5) $12.47 $12.85 $26,730 5.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (3) 60 0.01% $15.08 $15.80 $32,870 3.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 80 0.01% $9.95 $10.70 $22,260 5.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 210 0.02% $14.91 $15.97 $33,210 2.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 9,720 1.16% $16.31 $17.09 $35,550 1.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 13,140 1.56% $11.15 $11.58 $24,080 0.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 7,290 0.87% $11.87 $12.69 $26,390 3.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 440 0.05% $11.28 $11.90 $24,760 1.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 15,190 1.81% $16.76 $17.03 $35,430 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 80 0.01% $16.61 $16.83 $35,000 3.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) (5) (5) $11.98 $11.94 $24,830 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6,900 0.82% $13.08 $13.22 $27,510 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 1,020 0.12% $14.99 $15.21 $31,640 1.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 1,550 0.18% $10.44 $10.77 $22,410 1.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 530 0.06% $11.77 $12.22 $25,410 1.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 80 0.01% $12.87 $15.43 $32,090 14.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 660 0.08% $10.10 $10.27 $21,370 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 8,820 1.05% $10.85 $11.75 $24,440 2.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) 270 0.03% $14.61 $14.95 $31,090 3.5 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (3) 70 0.01% $13.82 $14.57 $30,300 4.5 %
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 3,330 0.40% $16.51 $16.90 $35,150 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers (5) (5) $13.90 $18.61 $38,700 12.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,530 0.18% $18.73 $18.67 $38,820 14.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 320 0.04% $13.04 $13.44 $27,950 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 340 0.04% $20.93 $20.06 $41,720 1.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 370 0.04% $12.46 $14.15 $29,440 3.4 %
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 23,740 2.82% $17.90 $17.93 $37,280 3.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,210 0.14% $25.32 $25.34 $52,710 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 310 0.04% $15.84 $17.38 $36,140 8.0 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 440 0.05% $23.05 $21.68 $45,090 9.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 50 0.01% $17.90 $18.14 $37,720 4.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 2,600 0.31% $17.81 $18.28 $38,030 2.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) (5) (5) $20.97 $20.00 $41,590 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) 480 0.06% $19.39 $19.09 $39,700 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,030 0.24% $18.55 $18.52 $38,520 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 11,640 1.38% $17.38 $17.05 $35,470 4.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 1,700 0.20% $14.63 $15.08 $31,370 1.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights (3) 470 0.06% $19.13 $18.93 $39,380 3.5 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers (3) (5) (5) $17.71 $16.32 $33,940 9.7 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (3) 410 0.05% $12.98 $13.98 $29,080 3.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 330 0.04% $10.85 $11.30 $23,510 3.0 %
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 336,780 40.05% $11.68 $12.69 $26,400 1.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 22,130 2.63% $20.11 $21.24 $44,170 1.4 %
51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers (3) 380 0.05% $11.11 $11.77 $24,480 12.5 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (3) 4,240 0.50% $9.62 $10.69 $22,240 3.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 38,520 4.58% $11.08 $11.63 $24,200 1.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 14,530 1.73% $10.90 $11.40 $23,710 2.9 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 1,470 0.17% $12.20 $12.75 $26,510 5.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 430 0.05% $11.99 $12.48 $25,960 7.8 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (5) (5) $9.98 $10.36 $21,550 8.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 82,810 9.85% $10.23 $10.63 $22,100 1.5 %
51-2093 Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators 2,970 0.35% $10.22 $10.89 $22,650 4.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 5,510 0.66% $12.98 $13.76 $28,620 4.6 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 570 0.07% $16.18 $17.38 $36,160 6.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,810 0.22% $12.40 $12.59 $26,190 3.6 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 0.04% $9.61 $10.08 $20,970 9.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) (5) $10.37 $11.51 $23,950 5.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,810 0.69% $11.03 $11.56 $24,040 3.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 930 0.11% $11.18 $12.03 $25,030 3.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,190 0.50% $11.08 $11.32 $23,540 2.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,410 0.64% $15.19 $15.23 $31,680 3.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,560 0.19% $11.45 $12.17 $25,310 7.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 18,210 2.17% $15.78 $16.29 $33,880 2.2 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 210 0.02% $19.59 $19.84 $41,270 12.6 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 90 0.01% $12.72 $15.19 $31,600 13.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7,880 0.94% $9.80 $10.74 $22,350 4.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 3,190 0.38% $11.64 $12.45 $25,890 2.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) 3,160 0.38% $19.70 $19.86 $41,300 1.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 4,260 0.51% $12.50 $13.12 $27,290 1.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 970 0.12% $9.38 $10.28 $21,380 5.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) (5) (5) $12.64 $13.35 $27,760 3.4 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 90 0.01% $16.67 $18.30 $38,070 7.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (3) 1,410 0.17% $12.43 $13.20 $27,460 4.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (3) 980 0.12% $13.66 $14.16 $29,460 2.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 500 0.06% $11.87 $12.76 $26,550 2.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 6,770 0.81% $7.87 $8.31 $17,280 2.3 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (5) (5) $12.52 $12.66 $26,330 3.9 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (3) (5) (5) $8.51 $9.45 $19,650 5.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 0.01% $10.21 $10.62 $22,080 7.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 410 0.05% $8.42 $9.15 $19,030 13.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 540 0.06% $19.96 $21.06 $43,800 4.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) 110 0.01% $22.20 $20.57 $42,770 4.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (3) 650 0.08% $14.85 $14.87 $30,920 2.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 640 0.08% $9.27 $9.63 $20,030 9.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (3) 1,760 0.21% $10.20 $11.16 $23,220 2.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,960 0.23% $17.47 $16.42 $34,140 5.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 190 0.02% $8.60 $9.54 $19,840 10.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 1,950 0.23% $15.14 $15.38 $31,990 5.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 730 0.09% $12.45 $12.94 $26,920 5.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 21,150 2.52% $12.98 $13.63 $28,350 0.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) (5) $10.73 $11.67 $24,260 6.1 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians (3) 8,710 1.04% $10.06 $11.85 $24,640 4.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (3) 8,240 0.98% $9.75 $10.49 $21,810 1.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 3,170 0.38% $9.92 $10.47 $21,780 6.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 4,620 0.55% $12.91 $13.51 $28,100 5.9 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (3) 340 0.04% $9.46 $9.85 $20,480 1.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (3) (5) (5) $9.88 $11.34 $23,580 3.8 %
51-9141 Semiconductor Processors (3) 110 0.01% $14.49 $15.12 $31,450 2.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (3) 240 0.03% $9.85 $9.98 $20,760 6.1 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 210 0.02% $11.05 $11.52 $23,970 5.4 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (3) (5) (5) $11.67 $11.40 $23,700 4.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 250 0.03% $14.53 $14.68 $30,530 10.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,910 0.23% $9.65 $10.27 $21,370 3.4 %
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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 18,860 2.24% $10.61 $11.58 $24,090 3.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 460 0.05% $17.74 $18.59 $38,670 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 0.02% $21.50 $22.14 $46,040 3.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 270 0.03% $14.93 $18.15 $37,740 22.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 790 0.09% $10.48 $10.67 $22,190 7.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 2,720 0.32% $13.11 $13.69 $28,470 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8,730 1.04% $10.32 $10.61 $22,070 3.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 900 0.11% $9.50 $10.15 $21,120 3.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 4,120 0.49% $8.73 $9.43 $19,620 1.6 %

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.

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

(5) = Estimates not released due to high relative standard error.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.



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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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