Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Tennessee and Georgia.

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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 12,770 $23.49 $26.83 $55,820 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 840 $42.32 $44.17 $91,870 3.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,490 $24.54 $28.79 $59,880 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 150 $19.99 $21.02 $43,710 4.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 260 $24.15 $26.57 $55,270 2.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 550 $24.21 $26.05 $54,170 4.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 $16.24 $18.07 $37,580 5.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 680 $16.21 $18.78 $39,070 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 260 $26.94 $28.93 $60,180 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 940 $24.08 $25.69 $53,440 2.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 250 $22.78 $24.44 $50,830 3.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 450 $27.13 $28.20 $58,660 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 250 $19.78 $21.77 $45,280 6.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 290 $35.03 $29.30 $60,930 7.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 450 $26.41 $25.87 $53,800 5.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $14.48 $17.18 $35,740 13.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (2) (2) $64,500 4.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 140 $26.05 $29.14 $60,620 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 200 $31.67 $32.16 $66,900 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 770 $14.33 $14.47 $30,110 10.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 50 $18.66 $18.61 $38,710 6.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $15.29 $16.45 $34,210 5.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 360 $25.01 $27.45 $57,100 6.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $25.09 $25.27 $52,560 2.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $15.82 $19.41 $40,380 17.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 230 $13.37 $14.77 $30,710 4.9 %
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 5,210 $17.25 $19.68 $40,940 3.2 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (4) $13.07 $14.03 $29,180 5.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $18.87 $18.31 $38,090 5.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $17.25 $17.81 $37,050 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (4) $12.71 $14.54 $30,240 15.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $15.93 $16.78 $34,910 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 280 $20.04 $22.29 $46,370 3.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 190 $18.42 $21.95 $45,660 11.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 280 $14.10 $16.52 $34,370 3.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 250 $14.46 $17.52 $36,450 5.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $23.14 $23.84 $49,580 5.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $15.13 $16.40 $34,110 5.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,380 $17.94 $21.59 $44,910 6.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (4) $10.71 $14.81 $30,800 22.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $19.58 $21.47 $44,650 8.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $16.19 $19.66 $40,900 18.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 80 $23.45 $23.74 $49,380 5.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (4) $26.64 $26.63 $55,380 4.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (4) $15.62 $15.65 $32,550 2.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $16.95 $18.92 $39,360 5.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $20.29 $19.97 $41,540 8.3 %
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 2,200 $20.57 $21.72 $45,170 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 550 $16.55 $17.62 $36,660 4.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $24.71 $24.43 $50,820 4.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 $33.78 $32.82 $68,270 11.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 390 $15.63 $16.22 $33,740 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 520 $28.20 $27.27 $56,710 3.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 $20.03 $21.69 $45,120 7.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $21.74 $21.97 $45,700 3.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $19.19 $19.34 $40,230 5.5 %
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 3,200 $23.18 $23.98 $49,870 5.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 $30.88 $36.63 $76,190 21.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $12.69 $14.00 $29,110 4.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 30 $30.66 $31.22 $64,930 4.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 190 $27.98 $26.67 $55,470 5.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 460 $30.26 $30.32 $63,060 3.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $22.34 $22.11 $46,000 7.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 70 $24.38 $25.54 $53,120 4.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $25.47 $27.90 $58,030 3.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 250 $21.92 $24.03 $49,990 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 310 $28.46 $28.15 $58,540 4.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $14.20 $14.32 $29,780 6.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $18.73 $17.99 $37,420 3.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $15.54 $17.67 $36,750 5.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $13.73 $16.45 $34,210 7.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 220 $18.85 $18.24 $37,930 4.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $17.76 $17.71 $36,840 4.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $16.85 $17.72 $36,870 4.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (4) $9.61 $10.11 $21,020 7.7 %
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 580 $19.11 $21.27 $44,250 5.8 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 30 $27.12 $25.95 $53,980 2.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $29.09 $28.86 $60,030 4.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $17.57 $17.52 $36,430 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (4) $22.46 $26.34 $54,790 16.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $20.42 $21.53 $44,780 2.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (4) $15.43 $15.74 $32,730 3.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 100 $14.24 $14.61 $30,390 4.4 %
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 2,130 $12.18 $13.12 $27,280 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $9.06 $11.02 $22,930 8.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 330 $13.61 $15.59 $32,430 6.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (4) $12.08 $12.18 $25,330 4.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (4) $12.34 $12.44 $25,880 4.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 320 $11.70 $11.64 $24,200 4.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 230 $15.37 $16.23 $33,760 4.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 220 $10.29 $10.80 $22,470 4.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $11.84 $13.83 $28,760 9.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 360 $11.14 $11.51 $23,930 3.8 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $16.15 $16.24 $33,770 4.7 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,000 $28.37 $30.02 $62,440 11.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 600 $34.27 $39.12 $81,360 11.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 240 $14.76 $15.12 $31,450 7.2 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (4) $9.63 $10.50 $21,840 4.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $15.19 $15.09 $31,390 8.1 %
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 8,530 $14.98 $15.17 $31,550 4.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (2) (2) $52,890 2.9 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (2) (2) $37,260 2.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (2) (2) $42,480 2.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (2) (2) $42,710 2.3 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (2) (2) $61,760 7.5 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (2) (2) $46,160 2.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (2) (2) $47,270 2.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (2) (2) $39,800 2.0 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (2) (2) $43,990 2.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (2) (2) $40,180 1.8 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (2) (2) $41,610 2.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $15.06 $15.42 $32,070 2.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 340 $7.50 $8.38 $17,430 5.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 (2) (2) $37,010 5.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,290 (2) (2) $34,370 3.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 630 (2) (2) $37,340 3.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,490 (2) (2) $39,180 2.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (2) (2) $40,960 6.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 190 (2) (2) $31,970 11.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (2) (2) $39,580 9.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (2) (2) $34,510 3.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (4) $10.14 $10.14 $21,100 4.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $19.58 $19.59 $40,750 2.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 160 $12.40 $11.95 $24,860 7.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $15.79 $16.47 $34,260 8.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 910 (2) (2) $13,960 3.2 %
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 1,520 $11.89 $13.67 $28,430 3.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 30 $11.29 $13.53 $28,140 11.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $17.33 $16.94 $35,240 4.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $9.19 $9.23 $19,190 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $16.10 $16.60 $34,540 2.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (2) (2) $28,180 3.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (4) (2) (2) $30,370 2.4 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 100 $16.78 $21.17 $44,030 6.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $17.22 $18.48 $38,430 3.2 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $16.14 $16.07 $33,420 4.2 %
27-4021 Photographers (4) $9.02 $9.90 $20,580 7.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 100 $10.61 $11.11 $23,120 8.1 %
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 10,860 $17.67 $21.94 $45,630 6.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $19.40 $19.71 $40,990 4.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $34.64 $34.21 $71,160 1.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General 220 (3) $67.08 $139,530 25.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $26.47 $27.89 $58,010 7.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,400 $19.13 $20.26 $42,150 4.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $22.97 $23.52 $48,920 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $25.38 $28.69 $59,680 6.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $13.35 $13.81 $28,730 4.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $22.51 $21.15 $43,990 6.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $25.06 $28.33 $58,920 6.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $18.50 $18.13 $37,720 4.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 390 $10.56 $11.11 $23,110 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 330 $13.32 $14.98 $31,150 8.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $19.77 $19.73 $41,040 4.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 300 $18.35 $18.61 $38,700 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 210 $11.96 $12.06 $25,070 4.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 100 $6.47 $7.99 $16,620 15.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 320 $9.62 $9.92 $20,630 4.1 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 30 $15.93 $16.49 $34,310 4.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $8.73 $8.57 $17,830 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,300 $13.00 $13.16 $27,380 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $9.81 $10.64 $22,140 6.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $11.40 $11.38 $23,670 3.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $14.96 $15.71 $32,670 5.6 %
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 4,330 $9.06 $9.82 $20,430 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 210 $8.03 $8.12 $16,880 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,150 $8.31 $8.56 $17,810 2.2 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (4) $15.64 $15.84 $32,940 3.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 180 $16.55 $16.81 $34,970 2.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 110 $9.44 $9.22 $19,170 3.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 500 $13.75 $13.54 $28,160 5.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (4) $9.78 $10.01 $20,820 3.0 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $9.92 $10.41 $21,660 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $11.64 $11.64 $24,200 6.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $7.78 $7.79 $16,200 3.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $6.40 $6.39 $13,290 5.5 %
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 5,860 $11.44 $12.38 $25,740 11.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $23.01 $23.06 $47,960 4.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (4) $20.31 $20.62 $42,880 5.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (4) $16.09 $15.39 $32,010 9.4 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (4) $16.97 $17.67 $36,750 7.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 490 $9.75 $9.89 $20,580 6.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $19.42 $21.51 $44,740 7.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (4) $15.16 $15.50 $32,250 4.4 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 40 $10.17 $10.31 $21,450 4.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 $11.64 $11.43 $23,770 3.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,620 $8.87 $9.20 $19,130 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 16,440 $6.70 $7.30 $15,190 3.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $10.06 $11.50 $23,920 7.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 730 $10.71 $10.79 $22,440 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (4) $6.21 $6.03 $12,550 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (4) $6.81 $7.33 $15,250 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 990 $9.00 $9.03 $18,790 5.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (4) $6.57 $6.58 $13,690 5.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 980 $7.26 $7.24 $15,050 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 260 $6.94 $8.06 $16,770 4.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,860 $6.26 $6.37 $13,250 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 470 $7.25 $7.19 $14,970 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,100 $7.53 $8.23 $17,120 7.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 310 $6.65 $6.84 $14,220 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 400 $6.40 $6.52 $13,560 4.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 700 $7.46 $7.26 $15,100 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 460 $7.51 $7.30 $15,180 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 4,490 $8.10 $8.69 $18,080 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $12.30 $12.80 $26,630 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $12.79 $13.46 $28,000 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,270 $7.84 $8.18 $17,010 3.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 950 $7.26 $7.34 $15,260 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $8.48 $8.92 $18,540 2.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (4) $10.96 $12.68 $26,380 18.1 %
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 2,590 $7.25 $8.45 $17,590 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $19.54 $17.90 $37,240 10.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $7.49 $8.46 $17,590 4.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 100 $6.88 $6.80 $14,150 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 300 $7.00 $9.37 $19,480 15.4 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 30 $7.40 $7.31 $15,210 3.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 120 $7.67 $7.66 $15,930 4.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $9.24 $9.87 $20,520 5.2 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $6.57 $7.96 $16,550 19.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (4) $6.62 $7.49 $15,590 17.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 560 $6.37 $6.48 $13,470 2.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 260 $9.02 $10.55 $21,940 13.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 320 $6.36 $7.57 $15,750 4.6 %
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 20,500 $8.41 $11.67 $24,270 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,890 $11.28 $13.37 $27,810 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 630 $17.60 $20.96 $43,600 5.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,110 $6.51 $6.79 $14,120 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 650 $8.25 $8.96 $18,630 4.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 460 $10.72 $11.24 $23,380 4.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,010 $7.83 $9.95 $20,690 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 210 $17.48 $20.60 $42,850 4.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (4) $12.70 $16.36 $34,020 7.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 $35.56 $42.83 $89,090 13.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $10.04 $10.52 $21,880 9.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 420 $18.98 $21.33 $44,360 7.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,940 $16.52 $18.43 $38,330 3.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $9.71 $12.88 $26,790 18.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $18.09 $19.74 $41,060 15.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 100 $24.92 $27.91 $58,060 8.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 100 $8.35 $8.97 $18,660 4.4 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 30 $16.60 $20.28 $42,190 5.0 %
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 36,670 $10.49 $11.89 $24,730 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,590 $17.38 $20.53 $42,710 10.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 430 $9.09 $9.25 $19,230 1.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 450 $11.30 $11.44 $23,800 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 900 $10.93 $11.66 $24,260 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,010 $11.72 $12.31 $25,610 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 400 $11.83 $12.25 $25,480 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 210 $10.30 $10.75 $22,360 11.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 930 $9.41 $9.46 $19,670 1.9 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 30 $12.07 $12.23 $25,430 5.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $9.93 $10.25 $21,330 5.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $11.16 $12.78 $26,580 11.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,270 $10.34 $11.07 $23,030 2.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $12.01 $12.18 $25,330 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 330 $9.04 $9.42 $19,590 4.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $7.74 $7.75 $16,120 3.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 30 $8.50 $8.78 $18,250 8.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $12.02 $12.28 $25,540 3.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $10.39 $10.81 $22,490 6.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 400 $11.06 $11.17 $23,240 1.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 300 $11.70 $12.30 $25,570 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,900 $9.23 $9.12 $18,960 1.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $8.58 $9.63 $20,020 6.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 170 $8.13 $9.19 $19,110 7.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $9.06 $9.05 $18,820 3.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (4) $15.66 $15.83 $32,920 4.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $12.56 $13.37 $27,810 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 130 $19.14 $18.85 $39,210 3.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 520 $18.06 $17.33 $36,050 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 420 $14.71 $14.30 $29,750 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $13.30 $14.02 $29,160 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,390 $10.27 $10.67 $22,180 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,990 $8.27 $8.87 $18,440 3.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $11.86 $11.77 $24,480 2.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,710 $12.86 $13.85 $28,820 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 260 $13.35 $13.85 $28,800 3.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 450 $13.92 $13.57 $28,230 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,890 $10.37 $10.60 $22,050 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 360 $11.10 $12.29 $25,570 4.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,070 $11.43 $11.35 $23,600 7.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 140 $10.90 $11.07 $23,030 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (4) $8.67 $9.29 $19,330 6.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 230 $8.04 $8.28 $17,230 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,830 $9.17 $9.59 $19,950 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (4) $9.98 $10.61 $22,060 6.0 %
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 150 $8.98 $9.66 $20,090 6.3 %
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 9,740 $13.88 $14.56 $30,280 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 840 $17.85 $18.54 $38,560 2.6 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 480 $18.08 $18.07 $37,590 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 190 $15.73 $15.45 $32,130 5.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 940 $14.32 $13.91 $28,940 3.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $12.91 $13.51 $28,110 6.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,350 $10.38 $10.51 $21,860 2.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (4) $11.64 $11.62 $24,160 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $13.45 $13.70 $28,490 3.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 180 $15.55 $15.28 $31,780 3.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,530 $20.77 $19.19 $39,910 4.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 360 $14.01 $13.46 $28,000 3.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 180 $10.65 $11.57 $24,070 3.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 660 $16.13 $16.08 $33,440 3.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 140 $14.57 $14.31 $29,760 2.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 190 $13.23 $13.58 $28,240 2.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 400 $13.64 $13.45 $27,970 4.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (4) $10.24 $10.35 $21,530 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (4) $8.07 $8.08 $16,800 3.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 150 $11.86 $11.90 $24,760 6.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $9.26 $9.30 $19,340 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (4) $15.40 $16.25 $33,800 2.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 260 $8.67 $9.47 $19,690 5.9 %
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 8,340 $13.82 $14.41 $29,970 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 680 $19.99 $20.48 $42,600 3.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 180 $14.74 $15.97 $33,210 6.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $17.91 $16.64 $34,620 5.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 90 $13.82 $13.80 $28,700 3.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (4) $17.00 $16.63 $34,590 3.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 40 $10.12 $11.90 $24,760 8.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 590 $15.64 $15.69 $32,640 6.8 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 170 $13.51 $14.08 $29,290 10.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,120 $12.13 $12.42 $25,830 6.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $15.16 $15.08 $31,370 1.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 310 $13.78 $14.24 $29,610 4.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $10.95 $11.16 $23,220 3.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (4) $8.45 $8.55 $17,770 3.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $22.76 $19.08 $39,680 9.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $14.69 $15.10 $31,410 3.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 70 $11.28 $11.79 $24,520 6.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 560 $15.18 $15.97 $33,220 5.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,280 $13.37 $13.91 $28,930 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 290 $10.46 $10.56 $21,960 7.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 150 $17.69 $16.50 $34,320 6.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $16.51 $16.72 $34,780 5.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $14.09 $15.15 $31,520 4.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 100 $12.73 $12.49 $25,970 2.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 240 $9.18 $9.22 $19,180 4.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 31,970 $10.86 $11.70 $24,340 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,590 $18.25 $18.59 $38,670 2.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 220 $14.00 $16.15 $33,590 15.7 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 450 $14.45 $14.00 $29,110 5.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (4) $12.58 $12.61 $26,220 3.8 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 30 $12.20 $11.81 $24,570 4.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,960 $9.82 $10.40 $21,620 3.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $10.22 $11.34 $23,590 2.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (4) $10.77 $11.00 $22,880 2.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (4) $13.33 $13.26 $27,580 3.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.96 $12.25 $25,480 2.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $11.33 $11.41 $23,730 4.4 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.02 $11.72 $24,370 3.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 790 $10.92 $11.01 $22,890 2.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $13.92 $13.04 $27,130 4.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 580 $11.63 $11.28 $23,460 2.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $13.06 $12.84 $26,710 3.1 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.72 $11.87 $24,680 6.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,530 $13.79 $14.60 $30,360 3.3 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 60 $13.20 $14.53 $30,220 6.8 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 70 $16.13 $17.05 $35,470 6.0 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 300 $11.82 $11.65 $24,240 3.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 $11.91 $11.94 $24,840 4.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $10.54 $10.69 $22,230 2.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $15.32 $16.71 $34,760 5.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,030 $11.93 $12.32 $25,630 3.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (4) $15.36 $14.70 $30,580 4.8 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.12 $13.30 $27,660 4.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 170 $11.54 $11.59 $24,120 3.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers (4) $12.13 $12.13 $25,240 3.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 160 $14.52 $14.45 $30,060 4.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 330 $10.50 $11.66 $24,250 6.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 350 $7.42 $7.41 $15,410 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 210 $6.62 $6.73 $14,000 3.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 650 $7.50 $7.84 $16,310 2.5 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 60 $9.99 $9.65 $20,070 3.1 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (4) $7.78 $7.79 $16,210 3.0 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 810 $10.88 $10.86 $22,590 2.7 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,830 $10.00 $10.26 $21,330 3.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $9.78 $9.90 $20,580 2.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 110 $16.71 $16.47 $34,260 8.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $13.44 $14.60 $30,360 5.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 220 $20.99 $20.80 $43,250 6.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $11.71 $11.57 $24,060 2.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $10.29 $10.35 $21,530 3.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 $11.99 $11.87 $24,690 2.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (4) $9.67 $9.63 $20,040 9.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $11.70 $11.82 $24,580 4.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $9.56 $9.62 $20,020 5.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $13.02 $13.41 $27,890 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,340 $11.25 $12.03 $25,020 6.1 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 60 $13.18 $12.02 $25,000 16.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $14.31 $12.91 $26,840 10.4 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $9.43 $9.64 $20,060 6.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,160 $10.12 $10.50 $21,850 9.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 $10.88 $11.46 $23,830 2.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $12.43 $14.69 $30,550 6.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $6.51 $7.68 $15,980 4.2 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $8.74 $9.63 $20,030 6.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (4) $6.44 $6.78 $14,110 4.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 $11.69 $12.08 $25,120 7.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 340 $12.31 $12.14 $25,260 3.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 930 $8.23 $9.08 $18,880 4.8 %
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 29,580 $14.78 $14.34 $29,820 10.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 530 $19.05 $17.62 $36,650 6.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators (4) $21.70 $22.04 $45,840 3.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 240 $6.38 $6.54 $13,610 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 680 $6.34 $7.78 $16,190 12.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer (4) $18.44 $18.16 $37,780 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,480 $10.00 $11.19 $23,270 8.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (4) $7.30 $7.08 $14,730 2.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 $9.07 $8.67 $18,030 6.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (4) $15.63 $15.24 $31,690 5.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 160 $11.75 $12.09 $25,140 8.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $13.95 $13.76 $28,620 5.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,640 $11.17 $12.39 $25,780 6.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $7.32 $7.62 $15,850 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,400 $9.55 $10.48 $21,800 6.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 470 $8.91 $9.03 $18,790 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,010 $7.96 $8.25 $17,170 3.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 280 $13.79 $12.46 $25,910 10.8 %

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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