Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Asheville, NC MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Asheville, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,780 $23.03 $27.11 $56,390 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 340 $47.96 $45.63 $94,910 6.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,820 $23.47 $28.60 $59,500 3.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $16.76 $18.33 $38,120 4.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 140 $28.25 $29.93 $62,260 3.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $28.11 $30.64 $63,730 4.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $20.74 $22.21 $46,200 3.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 250 $17.04 $19.52 $40,600 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $29.84 $29.04 $60,390 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 350 $24.47 $27.63 $57,470 2.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 140 $21.58 $23.93 $49,770 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $25.91 $27.02 $56,200 2.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 $20.88 $22.22 $46,230 3.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $21.26 $21.94 $45,640 3.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 300 $23.29 $25.81 $53,690 6.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $16.51 $17.79 $37,000 7.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (2) (2) $56,040 3.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $23.14 $22.82 $47,470 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $31.81 $32.31 $67,200 4.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 410 $15.24 $15.30 $31,830 4.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $12.69 $15.01 $31,230 9.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $23.70 $26.05 $54,190 5.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (4) $17.15 $19.77 $41,130 4.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $16.79 $18.18 $37,810 4.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,900 $18.75 $21.02 $43,730 4.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $18.90 $23.51 $48,900 12.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $17.64 $18.92 $39,360 2.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $17.25 $17.57 $36,550 5.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $17.31 $16.70 $34,730 6.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $13.79 $17.00 $35,350 7.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (4) $29.17 $26.12 $54,320 10.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $16.25 $18.09 $37,630 6.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $12.36 $12.77 $26,550 4.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 380 $18.73 $20.72 $43,100 6.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $20.43 $21.24 $44,180 5.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $23.49 $29.06 $60,440 12.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (4) $58.21 $51.44 $107,000 15.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $13.43 $16.58 $34,490 6.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $21.23 $20.96 $43,600 8.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 650 $20.26 $21.75 $45,250 4.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $20.90 $23.59 $49,060 3.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $16.09 $16.18 $33,660 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 180 $23.42 $23.28 $48,430 3.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $13.98 $15.90 $33,060 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $20.83 $22.22 $46,210 4.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,640 $19.22 $20.14 $41,880 2.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (4) $19.13 $19.61 $40,790 4.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $15.58 $16.36 $34,020 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $21.79 $21.75 $45,240 4.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $25.39 $25.10 $52,200 3.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 140 $25.35 $25.51 $53,070 2.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $21.43 $22.50 $46,790 2.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $22.98 $24.26 $50,460 3.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 140 $25.40 $26.80 $55,750 4.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 70 $16.69 $16.92 $35,200 3.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 $17.70 $18.09 $37,630 3.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 180 $13.20 $13.96 $29,040 6.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 190 $17.83 $17.72 $36,870 3.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (4) $16.47 $17.11 $35,580 5.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $17.40 $17.99 $37,420 2.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (4) $10.17 $11.47 $23,860 4.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
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 650 $22.43 $23.15 $48,150 5.9 %
19-1032 Foresters 30 $29.85 $29.59 $61,540 2.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 $30.23 $31.08 $64,650 4.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (4) $17.50 $20.62 $42,900 8.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 160 $27.95 $26.10 $54,290 5.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $23.02 $22.57 $46,940 3.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $16.71 $16.45 $34,220 3.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 30 $14.91 $14.88 $30,950 6.2 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,330 $13.48 $14.30 $29,750 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $16.53 $16.45 $34,230 6.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 200 $15.63 $16.87 $35,100 4.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $14.46 $14.39 $29,920 2.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $15.24 $16.74 $34,830 6.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $10.78 $12.60 $26,200 5.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $10.78 $10.57 $21,990 3.0 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 560 $22.90 $29.10 $60,540 6.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 310 $37.86 $39.45 $82,060 8.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 180 $14.46 $14.63 $30,440 4.6 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,750 $16.18 $16.32 $33,940 4.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (2) (2) $54,090 2.6 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (2) (2) $52,880 3.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (2) (2) $48,920 2.8 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (2) (2) $48,120 2.7 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (2) (2) $58,160 3.1 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (2) (2) $56,160 2.7 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (2) (2) $51,500 3.1 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (2) (2) $52,580 2.3 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (2) (2) $43,780 2.5 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (2) (2) $44,120 2.4 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (2) (2) $41,590 3.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (2) (2) $50,500 2.5 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (2) (2) $44,090 2.3 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (2) (2) $50,220 2.0 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (2) (2) $42,480 3.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $18.31 $17.46 $36,320 3.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $8.04 $8.13 $16,920 3.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 (2) (2) $39,460 4.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 840 (2) (2) $37,090 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (2) (2) $35,780 4.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 810 (2) (2) $38,650 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (2) (2) $37,890 4.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (4) (2) (2) $38,090 3.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 $21.65 $18.94 $39,390 3.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $16.51 $17.29 $35,970 3.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $12.42 $12.28 $25,530 3.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $18.27 $18.57 $38,630 7.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,070 (2) (2) $16,070 1.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
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 670 $12.42 $13.81 $28,720 2.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $8.18 $8.37 $17,410 4.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $13.18 $15.05 $31,300 11.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $9.94 $10.91 $22,690 3.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (2) (2) $33,940 3.1 %
27-3010 Announcers 90 $8.87 $11.61 $24,160 4.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $17.39 $18.37 $38,210 3.5 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $15.75 $16.85 $35,050 3.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $10.06 $10.74 $22,330 5.9 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5,560 $19.61 $25.02 $52,050 7.0 %
29-1020 Dentists 130 $49.52 $48.99 $101,900 18.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $34.34 $34.01 $70,740 3.1 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (4) $55.55 $49.52 $103,000 16.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons 140 (3) $68.11 $141,670 25.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 170 $31.16 $33.49 $69,660 11.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,690 $19.87 $20.47 $42,570 2.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 150 $24.05 $23.90 $49,710 3.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 280 $25.15 $25.16 $52,330 3.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $21.30 $20.78 $43,220 5.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (4) $23.81 $25.63 $53,310 9.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $18.79 $18.80 $39,100 4.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (4) $11.94 $12.42 $25,830 5.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $19.61 $19.76 $41,100 4.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $16.47 $16.45 $34,210 2.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $9.36 $9.36 $19,460 4.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (4) $8.67 $9.09 $18,900 7.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 820 $13.82 $13.57 $28,220 3.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.37 $10.68 $22,220 3.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $14.94 $14.42 $29,980 2.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,490 $9.65 $10.02 $20,840 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 350 $8.17 $8.55 $17,790 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,060 $9.38 $9.21 $19,160 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $16.52 $17.17 $35,720 5.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 70 $9.23 $10.13 $21,060 11.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 $9.16 $9.44 $19,630 11.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 380 $10.64 $11.25 $23,390 6.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $12.50 $12.80 $26,620 4.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $9.45 $9.34 $19,420 2.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $10.33 $10.25 $21,320 7.0 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,110 $11.47 $12.18 $25,330 5.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 470 $9.09 $9.19 $19,120 6.0 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (4) $17.03 $17.64 $36,690 3.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 240 $12.12 $12.09 $25,140 3.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 160 $16.74 $19.13 $39,800 4.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 380 $15.41 $15.73 $32,720 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 640 $7.80 $8.55 $17,790 4.1 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
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 10,230 $6.96 $7.62 $15,850 2.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 $13.93 $14.53 $30,230 4.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 690 $10.24 $12.09 $25,150 9.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 620 $6.91 $7.06 $14,690 6.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 410 $8.11 $8.34 $17,340 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $9.15 $9.05 $18,820 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (4) $7.03 $6.95 $14,450 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 530 $7.38 $7.34 $15,270 2.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 220 $7.86 $8.58 $17,850 15.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,910 $6.59 $6.80 $14,140 4.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 390 $6.47 $6.62 $13,770 4.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,260 $6.35 $7.09 $14,750 5.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 280 $6.69 $7.42 $15,440 8.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 250 $6.62 $6.71 $13,960 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 420 $7.23 $7.12 $14,800 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 350 $6.64 $6.77 $14,080 3.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
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 3,250 $7.97 $8.35 $17,360 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $10.46 $11.34 $23,590 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $12.45 $13.11 $27,260 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,280 $8.18 $8.42 $17,500 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,200 $6.96 $7.03 $14,630 3.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $9.06 $9.47 $19,690 2.2 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (4) $12.65 $12.84 $26,720 4.2 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,150 $7.60 $8.51 $17,690 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $12.64 $14.62 $30,400 9.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.76 $8.08 $16,810 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $7.54 $7.76 $16,140 6.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $7.99 $8.97 $18,660 10.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $8.48 $10.59 $22,020 9.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $7.61 $7.62 $15,850 5.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 600 $6.79 $6.88 $14,300 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $14.49 $14.08 $29,290 10.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $9.22 $9.74 $20,260 4.8 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 13,710 $8.48 $11.28 $23,470 2.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,490 $11.39 $13.49 $28,060 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 270 $16.89 $20.05 $41,700 8.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,030 $6.81 $7.05 $14,670 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $8.06 $8.97 $18,660 6.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $11.16 $12.17 $25,310 7.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,470 $8.07 $9.29 $19,320 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 210 $12.30 $16.21 $33,710 8.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $17.20 $19.93 $41,460 8.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 190 $21.11 $34.36 $71,470 22.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $9.83 $10.59 $22,030 17.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 710 $18.38 $19.61 $40,790 6.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 960 $15.35 $17.01 $35,380 3.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $11.13 $17.57 $36,540 16.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $10.72 $12.70 $26,420 9.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 110 $26.42 $27.21 $56,600 4.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 240 $8.41 $8.83 $18,360 3.7 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15,720 $10.59 $11.41 $23,730 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 690 $15.72 $16.78 $34,900 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 300 $8.87 $9.09 $18,900 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 300 $12.33 $13.32 $27,710 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 320 $11.13 $11.33 $23,570 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,360 $11.75 $12.14 $25,250 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $11.47 $12.01 $24,980 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $13.87 $13.30 $27,660 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 500 $9.08 $9.19 $19,120 1.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 70 $14.99 $14.87 $30,930 4.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,160 $10.66 $11.07 $23,030 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $8.39 $8.45 $17,570 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $7.79 $7.86 $16,350 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $11.75 $11.80 $24,550 3.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $11.44 $11.28 $23,470 4.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 270 $10.85 $10.93 $22,730 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $12.59 $13.07 $27,180 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 800 $8.98 $9.39 $19,530 2.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $9.27 $9.54 $19,830 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $8.76 $10.05 $20,910 5.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $13.83 $14.08 $29,280 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 690 $10.15 $10.40 $21,620 1.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,670 $8.21 $8.76 $18,210 4.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $10.06 $11.29 $23,480 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,290 $12.65 $13.46 $27,990 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $12.47 $13.08 $27,210 10.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 600 $10.00 $10.09 $20,980 4.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,020 $10.17 $10.54 $21,910 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $12.38 $13.16 $27,370 6.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $9.84 $10.03 $20,870 3.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $12.46 $12.54 $26,090 2.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $19.35 $18.87 $39,250 10.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $7.39 $7.90 $16,430 7.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,490 $10.16 $10.39 $21,620 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $10.24 $10.40 $21,640 3.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (4) (4) (4) (4) (4)
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,350 $11.92 $12.74 $26,510 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $20.43 $20.36 $42,340 2.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 250 $15.87 $15.10 $31,410 6.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 820 $12.19 $12.32 $25,620 2.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $13.39 $13.93 $28,970 3.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 710 $8.87 $8.88 $18,470 4.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 160 $13.63 $14.23 $29,590 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 460 $12.06 $12.05 $25,060 2.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 70 $12.24 $12.23 $25,430 4.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 440 $13.30 $13.87 $28,860 3.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $11.97 $11.72 $24,370 3.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (4) $12.06 $11.69 $24,320 5.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (4) $10.60 $11.98 $24,930 9.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 140 $10.26 $10.20 $21,210 5.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $12.74 $12.77 $26,570 2.7 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $8.49 $8.96 $18,630 5.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 70 $9.95 $10.05 $20,910 4.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 140 $9.88 $9.76 $20,300 4.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (4) $9.82 $9.70 $20,180 3.7 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 30 $10.11 $10.09 $20,990 3.5 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 30 $10.27 $10.96 $22,790 6.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,720 $13.62 $14.44 $30,040 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $20.89 $20.75 $43,150 3.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $13.79 $13.97 $29,060 3.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $18.15 $17.50 $36,400 5.4 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 50 $13.23 $14.43 $30,020 7.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (4) $16.20 $16.70 $34,750 8.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (4) $12.96 $13.21 $27,470 5.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (4) $15.22 $15.65 $32,560 4.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $11.88 $13.19 $27,430 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $13.84 $14.03 $29,190 2.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $14.60 $14.87 $30,920 4.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $11.43 $12.69 $26,390 9.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $8.62 $10.23 $21,270 13.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $13.84 $13.56 $28,210 4.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $15.05 $14.58 $30,320 10.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $13.07 $13.86 $28,830 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,110 $12.47 $12.87 $26,760 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 $13.51 $13.09 $27,220 4.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 170 $14.34 $14.11 $29,340 4.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 170 $13.56 $13.85 $28,810 7.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (4) $10.65 $11.43 $23,780 9.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $9.40 $9.81 $20,400 3.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 12,710 $11.72 $12.46 $25,920 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 830 $16.15 $17.08 $35,530 2.6 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 90 $9.99 $10.68 $22,220 3.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,160 $18.69 $17.73 $36,880 7.6 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 110 $11.58 $12.61 $26,230 6.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $14.78 $14.30 $29,740 4.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,460 $11.79 $11.59 $24,110 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $8.22 $8.53 $17,740 4.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $11.49 $11.29 $23,490 1.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 470 $14.36 $13.97 $29,060 3.9 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $15.69 $16.06 $33,400 3.8 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $10.71 $10.68 $22,220 3.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $17.67 $17.12 $35,610 5.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $11.98 $12.20 $25,380 2.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $12.29 $12.06 $25,080 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $8.17 $9.26 $19,260 7.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $13.26 $13.06 $27,170 4.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 580 $12.61 $13.47 $28,030 4.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 590 $7.79 $8.02 $16,690 4.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.78 $14.11 $29,350 2.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 140 $16.56 $16.64 $34,610 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $13.08 $13.04 $27,110 3.9 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.99 $11.00 $22,880 3.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 60 $15.46 $15.10 $31,400 4.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $13.77 $14.05 $29,230 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $11.30 $12.52 $26,050 5.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $8.19 $8.49 $17,650 3.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $7.20 $7.00 $14,570 4.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 460 $8.45 $8.73 $18,150 2.4 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 300 $12.25 $11.84 $24,620 5.4 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $9.61 $9.53 $19,830 3.4 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $11.99 $12.27 $25,530 8.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $10.47 $10.55 $21,950 4.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 $23.47 $21.78 $45,300 6.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (4) $12.65 $12.75 $26,510 4.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $13.78 $29.78 $61,930 20.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $12.18 $12.43 $25,850 2.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 750 $10.16 $10.80 $22,470 3.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.75 $10.46 $21,760 3.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $11.84 $11.88 $24,710 2.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (4) $9.23 $8.96 $18,630 3.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 310 $9.47 $9.54 $19,840 2.9 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,540 $10.64 $11.50 $23,930 3.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $20.14 $19.02 $39,560 7.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $17.63 $18.53 $38,540 4.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 80 $10.58 $10.52 $21,880 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 410 $9.02 $8.86 $18,440 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 730 $12.92 $12.74 $26,510 9.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,570 $15.18 $15.20 $31,610 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,230 $12.03 $11.97 $24,890 4.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $6.78 $7.06 $14,680 5.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $7.99 $8.06 $16,760 2.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (4) $11.29 $10.38 $21,580 9.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 370 $11.05 $11.16 $23,220 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $6.99 $7.10 $14,760 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,790 $9.61 $10.89 $22,640 7.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $8.49 $8.57 $17,820 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (4) $9.63 $9.52 $19,810 3.6 %

About 2000 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) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

(4) = Estimates not released.

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



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: October 25, 2002

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