Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston, WV MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Charleston, WV MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in West Virginia.

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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 8,370 $23.79 $27.33 $56,850 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 690 $33.27 $38.52 $80,120 7.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,210 $25.64 $28.74 $59,770 2.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $20.75 $22.70 $47,220 6.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 $21.91 $28.55 $59,380 9.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 220 $31.66 $32.37 $67,330 4.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 $20.17 $23.31 $48,490 8.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 $18.29 $19.77 $41,120 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 360 $22.51 $23.36 $48,590 3.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 600 $24.42 $29.18 $60,690 7.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 180 $21.78 $24.19 $50,320 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 190 $21.89 $23.94 $49,790 4.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 110 $19.68 $22.03 $45,820 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $23.02 $24.28 $50,500 6.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $20.44 $23.68 $49,260 9.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 180 $32.25 $33.17 $69,000 4.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 300 $13.69 $14.14 $29,410 7.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 50 $17.33 $15.61 $32,470 10.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $21.41 $24.90 $51,790 5.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (4) $15.85 $21.67 $45,080 17.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 220 $17.06 $18.00 $37,440 4.3 %
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 3,760 $17.21 $19.50 $40,560 3.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $13.25 $14.36 $29,870 6.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $15.86 $18.64 $38,770 7.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 200 $13.31 $17.44 $36,270 12.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $15.97 $16.91 $35,170 5.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $16.29 $18.68 $38,860 7.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $15.39 $17.78 $36,970 8.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $16.81 $18.11 $37,660 5.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $23.49 $25.94 $53,950 7.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (4) $11.48 $13.01 $27,060 4.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,070 $16.71 $19.55 $40,670 5.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $20.79 $21.85 $45,460 4.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $15.15 $15.76 $32,780 4.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $19.11 $22.87 $47,580 12.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $12.82 $14.18 $29,500 5.3 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 50 $25.05 $26.02 $54,130 4.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (4) $17.67 $17.91 $37,260 5.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 $11.14 $14.05 $29,220 23.1 %
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 1,660 $19.13 $20.09 $41,790 4.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 520 $20.82 $21.86 $45,470 5.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 $18.47 $19.21 $39,960 5.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (4) $34.31 $33.73 $70,160 3.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (4) $13.09 $14.40 $29,960 4.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 200 $23.93 $25.01 $52,020 3.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $20.47 $20.19 $41,990 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $18.87 $19.79 $41,170 8.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (4) $21.90 $20.22 $42,060 13.7 %
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 2,310 $20.67 $22.41 $46,610 6.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (4) $32.05 $31.33 $65,170 4.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $16.19 $16.34 $33,980 5.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (4) $32.18 $32.59 $67,790 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 320 $23.00 $24.19 $50,300 3.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (4) $21.67 $25.93 $53,930 5.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $20.20 $24.28 $50,500 12.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 140 $31.85 $31.47 $65,470 3.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (4) $29.28 $30.64 $63,740 5.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $13.36 $14.16 $29,450 7.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (4) $16.83 $17.11 $35,590 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 180 $16.11 $17.73 $36,880 9.2 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (4) $17.80 $18.20 $37,850 5.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (4) $25.14 $23.89 $49,690 3.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (4) $21.43 $22.70 $47,210 4.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $8.81 $9.61 $19,980 7.6 %
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 1,790 $19.05 $20.83 $43,320 7.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 100 $24.34 $27.51 $57,210 12.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (4) $17.64 $20.72 $43,110 8.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (4) $16.39 $20.92 $43,510 4.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $18.21 $17.88 $37,200 6.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 480 $23.05 $21.61 $44,960 4.6 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 30 $13.99 $15.43 $32,100 19.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $17.41 $17.86 $37,150 23.9 %
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 1,050 $10.35 $10.96 $22,790 4.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $10.67 $11.28 $23,450 4.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $10.26 $11.36 $23,640 10.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $7.18 $7.86 $16,360 6.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,720 $16.87 $21.06 $43,810 5.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 640 $28.02 $30.98 $64,450 5.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 730 $13.48 $13.75 $28,600 3.0 %
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 (4) (4) (4) (4) (4)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 290 $13.82 $13.96 $29,040 4.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $6.58 $7.86 $16,350 16.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 50 $11.65 $11.71 $24,370 6.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (4) $6.64 $9.31 $19,350 10.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $8.59 $9.02 $18,770 6.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 140 (2) (2) $14,680 10.2 %
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 1,190 $13.29 $15.38 $31,990 7.6 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 30 $15.00 $14.80 $30,790 5.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 180 $7.39 $7.48 $15,570 4.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $12.43 $15.94 $33,150 11.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $17.42 $16.65 $34,640 14.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (4) (2) (2) $37,030 7.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (2) (2) $29,990 9.3 %
27-3010 Announcers (4) $11.66 $17.93 $37,300 9.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 170 $14.68 $17.68 $36,780 7.3 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $10.13 $12.49 $25,990 12.1 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $9.65 $11.28 $23,450 15.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $11.61 $11.15 $23,200 7.7 %
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 7,960 $16.29 $19.87 $41,330 5.3 %
29-1020 Dentists 90 $55.61 $53.10 $110,460 16.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $15.72 $17.08 $35,520 13.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $37.37 $36.68 $76,300 4.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 $48.24 $45.78 $95,220 8.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,310 $19.04 $21.68 $45,090 6.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $12.74 $16.96 $35,280 13.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $27.03 $27.97 $58,180 6.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (4) $10.17 $10.33 $21,480 4.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $15.62 $15.86 $33,000 3.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $16.58 $19.03 $39,580 4.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $29.28 $33.84 $70,400 9.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 220 $16.64 $17.27 $35,910 6.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 350 $11.23 $11.93 $24,810 8.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (4) $19.13 $18.96 $39,440 4.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (4) $13.33 $14.24 $29,610 6.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $14.43 $14.19 $29,500 3.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $8.98 $9.51 $19,790 12.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $9.23 $9.35 $19,450 4.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $8.47 $8.37 $17,400 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,280 $11.95 $12.03 $25,010 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $10.29 $10.33 $21,490 4.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $12.32 $12.41 $25,810 5.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 30 $22.86 $22.51 $46,810 7.1 %
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 3,600 $7.35 $7.89 $16,420 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,290 $7.25 $7.40 $15,390 2.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $13.54 $12.31 $25,600 7.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $8.21 $8.48 $17,640 9.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 440 $8.69 $9.18 $19,100 4.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $10.49 $11.18 $23,260 4.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 210 $7.89 $9.28 $19,300 8.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (4) $7.60 $8.63 $17,950 9.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $6.26 $6.48 $13,490 6.3 %
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 3,110 $10.27 $11.56 $24,050 9.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (4) $23.17 $24.58 $51,130 4.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (4) $19.38 $20.53 $42,710 2.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 440 $14.94 $14.68 $30,520 3.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $17.53 $19.25 $40,040 18.1 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers 30 $7.32 $7.72 $16,060 3.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 590 $15.11 $15.02 $31,240 3.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,310 $6.67 $7.48 $15,560 4.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 90 $6.84 $7.19 $14,960 8.5 %
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 10,240 $6.28 $6.50 $13,510 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $7.59 $9.83 $20,450 8.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $7.83 $8.39 $17,460 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (4) $6.14 $5.96 $12,390 6.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 570 $7.82 $7.80 $16,210 4.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 650 $6.93 $7.34 $15,260 7.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 260 $6.67 $6.98 $14,520 6.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 580 $6.46 $6.86 $14,270 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $6.69 $6.73 $14,010 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,770 $6.04 $5.95 $12,380 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 200 $6.12 $6.11 $12,700 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,820 $6.17 $6.14 $12,780 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 330 $6.13 $5.99 $12,450 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 490 $6.25 $6.21 $12,910 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $6.28 $6.21 $12,910 2.3 %
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 4,090 $7.07 $7.60 $15,800 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $9.48 $9.91 $20,620 5.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $9.98 $11.22 $23,350 9.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,150 $7.34 $7.57 $15,750 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,040 $6.24 $6.31 $13,130 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $8.08 $8.28 $17,220 4.0 %
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 2,080 $7.21 $7.86 $16,360 3.3 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 50 $13.27 $15.21 $31,640 6.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (4) $9.33 $9.24 $19,220 6.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $6.76 $7.25 $15,080 2.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (4) $6.25 $6.61 $13,740 6.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $9.43 $9.31 $19,360 5.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $7.53 $8.36 $17,380 10.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 240 $6.96 $6.92 $14,390 4.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 320 $7.24 $7.10 $14,770 5.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (4) $8.51 $8.73 $18,150 4.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 230 $9.48 $9.17 $19,070 4.9 %
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 14,610 $8.02 $10.60 $22,050 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,550 $10.53 $11.82 $24,580 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $17.94 $19.25 $40,050 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,610 $6.23 $6.82 $14,190 4.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $6.65 $8.22 $17,100 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 520 $7.40 $8.61 $17,920 7.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,970 $6.88 $8.59 $17,860 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $12.95 $17.43 $36,260 6.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 120 $13.94 $17.33 $36,050 15.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 310 $14.38 $25.12 $52,240 23.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (4) $11.89 $11.09 $23,060 5.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 500 $18.58 $20.38 $42,380 16.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,230 $15.34 $17.93 $37,280 4.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $12.16 $18.36 $38,180 17.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $12.30 $12.92 $26,860 9.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,430 $9.83 $10.09 $20,990 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 25,370 $10.09 $11.02 $22,910 2.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,390 $16.25 $17.40 $36,190 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 390 $6.85 $7.45 $15,500 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 330 $9.86 $10.78 $22,420 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 850 $9.98 $10.61 $22,060 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,880 $10.68 $11.08 $23,050 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $11.23 $11.41 $23,730 2.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $12.26 $12.71 $26,430 5.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 580 $7.58 $7.70 $16,010 1.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $9.80 $10.11 $21,030 2.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (4) $9.15 $9.50 $19,760 6.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,970 $11.37 $11.44 $23,800 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 250 $8.30 $8.79 $18,280 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $6.32 $6.32 $13,150 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (4) $11.32 $11.22 $23,330 2.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (4) $8.79 $8.91 $18,530 2.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $8.03 $8.17 $16,980 4.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (4) $8.29 $9.31 $19,360 8.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $12.58 $13.32 $27,700 5.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 880 $7.51 $7.90 $16,430 2.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 330 $9.96 $10.08 $20,960 4.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 70 $10.35 $12.11 $25,190 10.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $7.40 $7.72 $16,050 6.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (4) $8.19 $8.22 $17,090 5.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $14.79 $14.71 $30,590 8.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (4) $14.24 $14.54 $30,240 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $14.49 $14.40 $29,960 6.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 620 $9.70 $9.96 $20,720 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,550 $8.04 $9.14 $19,000 6.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,410 $13.08 $13.66 $28,400 4.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 340 $12.29 $12.69 $26,390 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 260 $10.30 $10.24 $21,310 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,660 $9.88 $10.24 $21,290 5.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 $11.08 $11.82 $24,580 4.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,000 $10.92 $10.66 $22,180 7.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 220 $6.40 $6.93 $14,420 4.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (4) $10.08 $11.26 $23,410 5.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (4) $8.26 $8.41 $17,500 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,750 $8.39 $9.13 $18,990 3.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 $7.72 $8.15 $16,950 8.4 %
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 100 $11.33 $14.72 $30,620 17.2 %
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 7,230 $13.03 $14.40 $29,950 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 430 $18.38 $19.81 $41,200 4.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 800 $12.22 $12.92 $26,870 4.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $14.27 $14.70 $30,570 8.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 710 $11.14 $12.24 $25,470 3.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (4) $19.83 $19.44 $40,430 5.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 480 $13.82 $15.38 $31,990 9.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 470 $19.18 $17.62 $36,650 4.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $12.58 $13.80 $28,710 6.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 490 $16.94 $18.11 $37,660 7.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $10.23 $10.45 $21,730 6.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 140 $17.93 $17.61 $36,630 7.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (4) $17.78 $16.91 $35,180 4.1 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (4) $7.99 $7.94 $16,510 3.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 330 $8.99 $8.86 $18,430 4.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $12.97 $14.14 $29,400 6.4 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 110 $13.93 $13.33 $27,730 11.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $9.60 $9.59 $19,950 7.6 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 110 $18.29 $15.93 $33,120 15.0 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 60 $12.93 $13.12 $27,300 8.4 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (4) $9.02 $8.78 $18,260 5.6 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers (4) $7.99 $8.05 $16,740 4.4 %
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 6,990 $13.78 $15.66 $32,580 5.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 460 $20.53 $20.85 $43,370 5.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 230 $15.50 $16.94 $35,220 6.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $26.54 $26.21 $54,520 3.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $10.20 $11.19 $23,270 6.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (4) $19.21 $19.39 $40,340 7.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (4) $21.22 $21.38 $44,470 5.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 70 $19.24 $19.38 $40,310 6.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $12.70 $12.70 $26,430 10.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 970 $12.18 $12.58 $26,160 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $13.48 $13.89 $28,880 4.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 320 $14.44 $14.88 $30,960 4.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (4) $8.77 $9.38 $19,520 12.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $8.64 $8.40 $17,470 4.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (4) $20.07 $19.54 $40,640 6.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 410 $16.26 $17.42 $36,240 6.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (4) $9.93 $10.25 $21,310 5.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $19.82 $18.64 $38,770 10.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,470 $9.23 $10.92 $22,720 5.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 180 $12.27 $12.98 $27,000 7.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $23.49 $22.30 $46,390 7.6 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (4) $12.97 $16.44 $34,190 14.1 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 40 $9.26 $10.65 $22,150 5.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $17.20 $17.41 $36,210 11.1 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 7,290 $11.69 $13.13 $27,320 4.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 460 $17.06 $19.52 $40,600 4.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (4) $11.89 $11.75 $24,440 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (4) $9.64 $9.70 $20,170 4.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $11.08 $10.42 $21,680 2.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $7.74 $8.04 $16,730 6.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $7.78 $9.68 $20,120 21.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 370 $10.89 $12.50 $26,000 9.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 470 $12.31 $13.07 $27,200 6.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 70 $8.50 $8.93 $18,560 7.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $9.13 $9.12 $18,970 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $10.17 $10.21 $21,240 3.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $6.60 $7.04 $14,630 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $7.18 $7.36 $15,310 10.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 $6.86 $7.50 $15,600 9.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 $8.77 $8.58 $17,850 6.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (4) $9.49 $9.48 $19,720 8.0 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 30 $7.34 $8.27 $17,190 12.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (4) $6.27 $7.30 $15,190 14.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (4) $12.30 $11.98 $24,920 7.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 190 $18.33 $17.97 $37,370 2.6 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 220 $23.04 $22.02 $45,810 5.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (4) $9.80 $10.22 $21,260 2.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.60 $12.22 $25,420 3.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $9.88 $9.92 $20,630 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 180 $15.14 $15.15 $31,520 4.2 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (4) $9.92 $11.01 $22,910 8.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.88 $10.28 $21,380 2.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (4) $9.95 $11.06 $23,010 7.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $6.68 $7.04 $14,640 13.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (4) $10.47 $11.61 $24,150 9.5 %
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 11,780 $8.35 $10.20 $21,210 5.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $23.39 $22.93 $47,690 9.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $14.57 $16.96 $35,270 6.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 360 $10.64 $12.09 $25,150 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,310 $13.49 $14.00 $29,110 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 810 $7.97 $8.79 $18,280 3.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $6.43 $7.09 $14,750 5.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $6.25 $6.32 $13,150 6.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 140 $6.54 $7.01 $14,590 6.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 90 $12.34 $12.89 $26,820 12.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 170 $11.42 $12.46 $25,910 12.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $15.69 $15.88 $33,040 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 510 $11.88 $12.21 $25,390 4.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $8.06 $8.28 $17,210 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,940 $6.44 $7.15 $14,870 6.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (4) $8.17 $9.09 $18,910 5.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 330 $6.31 $6.54 $13,590 3.7 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators (4) $18.76 $18.56 $38,610 4.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 310 $8.16 $8.07 $16,780 4.9 %

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.

(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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2000 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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