Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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SOC Major Groups in the Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA:

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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 3,090 $20.91 $24.77 $51,510 5.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $31.75 $36.17 $75,220 11.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,060 $19.44 $22.98 $47,810 2.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $24.71 $28.04 $58,310 8.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers (4) $17.76 $17.07 $35,500 11.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers (4) $24.39 $25.13 $52,270 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $23.95 $25.24 $52,490 3.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 60 $22.91 $24.09 $50,120 5.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $29.48 $28.39 $59,050 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $18.38 $20.37 $42,370 3.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $21.25 $22.93 $47,700 3.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (2) (2) $54,170 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $30.44 $32.04 $66,640 8.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 $12.85 $13.52 $28,130 3.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $10.39 $11.43 $23,780 4.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $23.86 $24.28 $50,500 8.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $8.57 $10.47 $21,770 14.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (4) $13.33 $15.19 $31,590 10.4 %
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 780 $17.27 $19.19 $39,920 4.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 40 $18.07 $18.78 $39,060 3.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $8.31 $11.16 $23,220 2.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $17.71 $18.47 $38,420 10.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (4) $16.90 $16.47 $34,250 6.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $11.52 $12.03 $25,020 5.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (4) $27.11 $35.51 $73,860 24.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 120 $19.06 $20.53 $42,700 6.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 40 $35.84 $30.91 $64,300 6.4 %
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 320 $21.73 $23.15 $48,160 5.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 $18.97 $20.84 $43,350 6.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (4) $22.48 $23.15 $48,160 3.2 %
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 590 $20.80 $19.88 $41,340 3.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (4) $12.40 $13.10 $27,260 11.5 %
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 (4) $15.91 $18.70 $38,890 4.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (4) $16.17 $20.17 $41,960 17.7 %
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 400 $14.12 $14.87 $30,930 3.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $18.93 $18.42 $38,320 5.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 70 $12.47 $13.14 $27,330 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $13.45 $15.16 $31,540 8.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 50 $14.66 $13.53 $28,150 9.5 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (4) $13.36 $25.82 $53,700 29.4 %
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 3,900 $17.35 $18.40 $38,280 10.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 350 $6.53 $6.78 $14,110 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (2) (2) $33,390 7.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 260 (2) (2) $36,360 3.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 230 (2) (2) $38,550 3.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (2) (2) $36,100 6.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (2) (2) $36,250 2.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $19.30 $18.92 $39,360 3.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (4) $9.08 $9.16 $19,060 7.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (4) $28.08 $24.53 $51,020 8.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 450 (2) (2) $13,680 2.2 %
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 230 $12.19 $13.75 $28,610 5.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (4) $7.08 $7.22 $15,030 3.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (4) $18.05 $21.07 $43,820 21.5 %
27-4021 Photographers (4) $6.39 $6.86 $14,260 14.9 %
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 1,870 $18.21 $21.70 $45,140 7.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (4) $22.26 $20.64 $42,920 9.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $37.37 $34.51 $71,790 4.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons 70 (3) $68.42 $142,310 21.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (4) $25.41 $25.07 $52,140 3.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (4) $21.42 $21.60 $44,940 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (4) $22.78 $22.22 $46,210 3.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (4) $31.66 $30.81 $64,080 3.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (4) $19.24 $20.02 $41,640 5.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $11.51 $11.70 $24,340 5.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (4) $15.86 $16.76 $34,870 7.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 60 $7.31 $7.34 $15,260 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 320 $9.91 $10.43 $21,700 4.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (4) $8.61 $9.25 $19,230 3.0 %
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 810 $7.82 $8.27 $17,200 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 230 $7.28 $7.25 $15,090 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (4) $7.70 $7.62 $15,840 2.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (4) $19.25 $19.03 $39,580 3.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 60 $9.40 $9.67 $20,110 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 180 $8.13 $8.70 $18,100 5.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $10.28 $10.40 $21,640 4.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $6.20 $6.35 $13,200 7.3 %
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 680 $10.06 $10.85 $22,560 8.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 110 $9.24 $9.45 $19,660 3.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 160 $13.90 $14.25 $29,640 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 190 $6.40 $6.71 $13,960 7.9 %
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 3,410 $6.46 $6.79 $14,110 2.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 80 $8.32 $9.38 $19,500 6.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 560 $6.84 $7.44 $15,480 8.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $6.64 $7.28 $15,140 3.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 180 $6.93 $7.65 $15,910 3.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (4) $7.81 $7.66 $15,930 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (4) $6.34 $6.61 $13,740 3.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 80 $6.53 $6.52 $13,560 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 860 $6.41 $6.36 $13,230 4.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (4) $6.00 $5.91 $12,280 5.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 590 $6.28 $6.55 $13,610 2.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (4) $6.18 $5.97 $12,420 4.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 100 $6.48 $6.42 $13,350 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 40 $7.13 $6.99 $14,540 2.8 %
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 1,390 $6.80 $7.55 $15,690 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 30 $8.40 $8.90 $18,510 4.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $15.44 $15.11 $31,420 9.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 610 $6.94 $7.40 $15,390 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 330 $6.16 $6.08 $12,650 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $7.13 $7.33 $15,250 2.7 %
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 450 $6.71 $7.93 $16,500 4.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 80 $6.82 $7.93 $16,500 9.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 80 $6.86 $7.00 $14,550 3.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $9.69 $9.58 $19,920 6.6 %
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 4,690 $6.70 $8.99 $18,700 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 430 $11.08 $13.05 $27,150 4.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30 $27.70 $23.61 $49,110 15.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,930 $6.22 $6.22 $12,940 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $6.43 $7.74 $16,100 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $7.13 $8.25 $17,160 6.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,520 $6.88 $8.18 $17,010 2.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 120 $23.53 $23.11 $48,060 10.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (4) $13.65 $16.17 $33,620 3.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 220 $15.33 $18.18 $37,820 5.8 %
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 5,270 $8.95 $9.84 $20,460 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 270 $13.09 $13.95 $29,010 4.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $8.15 $8.25 $17,160 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 30 $8.93 $10.30 $21,420 8.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 110 $10.77 $10.93 $22,730 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 360 $11.85 $11.80 $24,540 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $12.75 $12.49 $25,970 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 190 $7.96 $8.02 $16,680 1.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 220 $9.35 $9.94 $20,680 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $12.97 $14.11 $29,340 10.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $7.25 $7.82 $16,260 5.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $6.21 $6.09 $12,670 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $11.20 $10.95 $22,780 3.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $8.78 $8.80 $18,310 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $6.57 $7.21 $14,990 5.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $13.65 $13.50 $28,080 6.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 270 $7.76 $8.01 $16,650 2.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $11.73 $13.66 $28,400 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 120 $9.12 $9.63 $20,020 3.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 730 $7.44 $8.22 $17,090 4.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 300 $11.43 $11.64 $24,210 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 130 $9.02 $9.16 $19,060 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 650 $9.34 $9.75 $20,280 3.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $9.99 $10.19 $21,200 5.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $7.76 $8.14 $16,930 4.1 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (4) $10.28 $10.75 $22,360 5.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 580 $7.57 $7.95 $16,530 2.2 %
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) $8.97 $9.79 $20,360 7.1 %
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 1,750 $9.99 $11.21 $23,310 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $15.96 $18.54 $38,570 9.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 260 $10.98 $11.59 $24,110 4.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 430 $8.23 $8.58 $17,840 2.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $8.39 $8.49 $17,660 5.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 $10.64 $11.70 $24,330 2.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 150 $12.29 $13.12 $27,300 4.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $10.01 $10.32 $21,470 4.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $15.12 $15.13 $31,460 10.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $9.73 $11.33 $23,560 7.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 70 $7.49 $7.45 $15,500 6.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $9.84 $10.00 $20,810 3.7 %
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 1,380 $12.08 $12.98 $27,010 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $18.38 $20.13 $41,860 7.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $13.37 $12.67 $26,360 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 240 $13.17 $13.71 $28,510 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 30 $10.52 $11.44 $23,790 8.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (4) $10.78 $10.81 $22,480 3.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $7.36 $8.04 $16,730 14.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $11.38 $12.66 $26,320 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 310 $9.61 $10.41 $21,660 4.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (4) $8.85 $9.53 $19,830 6.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 2,670 $9.23 $9.72 $20,210 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 100 $15.75 $16.00 $33,280 2.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $10.18 $11.01 $22,910 14.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (4) $8.03 $8.38 $17,440 2.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (4) $6.57 $6.73 $14,010 11.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $10.42 $10.11 $21,020 5.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $13.85 $12.63 $26,270 3.3 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 150 $12.65 $12.72 $26,460 5.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $11.84 $11.96 $24,880 2.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $9.14 $10.45 $21,740 4.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $6.95 $6.83 $14,210 3.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 $6.20 $6.07 $12,620 5.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (4) $13.58 $13.70 $28,500 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 70 $9.25 $9.74 $20,250 4.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (4) $7.45 $7.58 $15,770 6.6 %
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 2,260 $7.96 $8.86 $18,430 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (4) $6.17 $5.98 $12,430 6.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 200 $6.59 $7.58 $15,760 7.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 450 $10.66 $12.21 $25,390 5.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 230 $9.25 $10.08 $20,960 5.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 90 $10.05 $10.22 $21,250 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 30 $6.28 $6.26 $13,030 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 640 $7.37 $7.64 $15,880 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 250 $6.52 $6.90 $14,360 3.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $8.88 $9.29 $19,320 3.7 %

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 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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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 15, 2001

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