Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Columbus, GA-AL MSA

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

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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 6,840 $25.05 $27.77 $57,770 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 320 $45.60 $45.54 $94,720 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,400 $25.61 $28.41 $59,090 2.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $22.88 $22.71 $47,230 5.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 $33.31 $33.62 $69,940 5.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 240 $34.59 $37.60 $78,200 9.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 430 $25.63 $27.42 $57,020 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 350 $31.61 $32.41 $67,400 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 340 $23.70 $26.95 $56,070 4.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 150 $25.06 $26.08 $54,240 4.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $26.09 $27.44 $57,080 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $24.76 $26.65 $55,430 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $22.90 $22.08 $45,930 5.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $20.12 $23.11 $48,060 6.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $10.07 $12.46 $25,910 7.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 320 (2) (2) $51,350 8.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 110 $36.13 $37.55 $78,100 5.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 450 $15.46 $15.87 $33,010 4.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (4) $17.83 $17.36 $36,100 7.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $25.52 $28.59 $59,470 10.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 170 $21.47 $21.41 $44,520 14.8 %
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 2,880 $19.26 $20.72 $43,100 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $29.85 $27.54 $57,280 8.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $17.04 $18.54 $38,570 4.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (4) $20.71 $22.25 $46,270 5.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $18.74 $20.44 $42,500 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $19.32 $21.15 $44,000 4.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 130 $17.01 $17.56 $36,530 9.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $17.48 $19.06 $39,640 6.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 280 $17.41 $19.70 $40,970 4.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 290 $22.71 $22.33 $46,450 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 530 $17.82 $19.68 $40,940 3.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (4) $13.02 $14.67 $30,520 6.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 $19.80 $20.08 $41,780 4.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $18.56 $21.99 $45,740 8.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $20.05 $21.71 $45,160 3.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $15.70 $18.13 $37,720 2.8 %
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 3,310 $18.80 $20.47 $42,580 5.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 790 $16.85 $18.61 $38,710 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 250 $26.73 $26.97 $56,100 2.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $19.96 $19.93 $41,460 3.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 460 $14.36 $15.87 $33,010 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (4) $26.03 $25.38 $52,790 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $22.49 $22.54 $46,870 4.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $15.92 $19.13 $39,800 12.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 70 $20.86 $25.01 $52,030 12.8 %
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 640 $21.06 $21.78 $45,300 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 $22.28 $21.43 $44,570 5.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (4) $26.01 $27.63 $57,460 5.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $25.15 $25.48 $52,990 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (4) $27.27 $28.21 $58,670 7.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $18.51 $18.06 $37,560 4.2 %
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 470 $16.14 $18.32 $38,110 4.6 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (4) $14.78 $15.68 $32,620 4.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $13.29 $14.83 $30,850 4.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $24.76 $25.33 $52,680 7.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 130 $13.36 $13.92 $28,950 3.9 %
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 1,190 $13.16 $14.44 $30,040 4.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $10.37 $10.29 $21,390 7.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $21.11 $21.65 $45,040 2.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 70 $12.55 $12.91 $26,850 3.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators (4) $11.21 $15.58 $32,400 5.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 420 $8.39 $9.52 $19,810 3.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (4) $26.47 $34.83 $72,440 16.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers (4) $50.75 $48.82 $101,550 19.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (4) $15.97 $17.58 $36,560 13.2 %
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 7,720 $16.59 $16.05 $33,390 3.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (2) (2) $67,440 13.1 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 390 (2) (2) $45,670 5.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 980 $6.56 $7.55 $15,710 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 290 (2) (2) $38,930 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,580 (2) (2) $39,650 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 810 (2) (2) $40,050 5.7 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (2) (2) $40,370 3.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (2) (2) $43,770 2.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (2) (2) $43,820 3.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 320 (2) (2) $43,960 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (2) (2) $41,260 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (2) (2) $45,770 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (4) $15.79 $15.18 $31,570 8.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $23.17 $22.59 $46,990 3.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $12.08 $12.11 $25,190 3.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $10.50 $13.74 $28,580 15.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,280 (2) (2) $15,280 2.1 %
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 800 $13.43 $14.94 $31,070 6.0 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (4) $14.81 $14.16 $29,450 6.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $7.90 $7.94 $16,510 3.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $12.61 $13.41 $27,890 4.5 %
27-3010 Announcers (4) $9.93 $10.13 $21,060 3.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $12.38 $12.52 $26,030 2.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (4) $17.95 $19.24 $40,010 2.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 90 $20.47 $21.91 $45,580 9.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 $19.52 $17.88 $37,190 4.0 %
27-4021 Photographers (4) $9.52 $10.44 $21,720 6.3 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (4) $12.38 $15.39 $32,020 4.4 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors (4) $14.52 $16.70 $34,740 7.4 %
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 5,410 $18.77 $22.42 $46,640 6.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $19.13 $18.02 $37,480 4.7 %
29-1041 Optometrists (4) $35.38 $32.62 $67,840 5.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $31.86 $31.63 $65,790 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (4) (3) $60.80 $126,460 26.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $16.88 $22.15 $46,080 16.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,710 $20.22 $21.10 $43,890 3.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $22.68 $24.35 $50,640 4.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $25.58 $26.50 $55,120 2.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $13.39 $15.06 $31,330 6.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $19.30 $19.13 $39,800 3.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $23.42 $23.41 $48,690 3.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 200 $17.87 $18.03 $37,490 7.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $10.59 $11.40 $23,710 3.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $17.19 $17.15 $35,680 4.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 80 $18.07 $16.97 $35,290 7.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (4) $19.99 $20.22 $42,060 8.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $17.51 $16.50 $34,330 2.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (4) $9.62 $9.51 $19,780 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $9.50 $9.46 $19,680 2.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $11.71 $12.11 $25,180 7.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $8.31 $8.12 $16,890 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 740 $12.21 $12.18 $25,330 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $13.24 $15.58 $32,410 7.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $10.97 $11.36 $23,630 5.2 %
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 2,910 $8.33 $8.75 $18,190 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 250 $7.86 $8.11 $16,870 4.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,180 $7.53 $7.55 $15,710 2.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $6.61 $6.82 $14,190 4.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $12.07 $11.93 $24,820 3.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 580 $9.40 $9.42 $19,590 3.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $9.68 $10.06 $20,920 4.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $7.61 $7.48 $15,560 2.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $6.73 $7.17 $14,910 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 2,100 $9.76 $10.71 $22,270 5.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (4) $21.54 $23.00 $47,840 5.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 80 $14.54 $14.26 $29,670 3.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $17.99 $19.48 $40,510 11.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $13.36 $13.74 $28,580 4.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 $10.84 $12.11 $25,180 5.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,150 $8.11 $8.59 $17,860 4.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (4) $6.97 $7.07 $14,710 4.3 %
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 11,710 $6.36 $6.75 $14,040 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 160 $12.54 $12.85 $26,730 3.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 690 $11.41 $11.24 $23,380 2.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 800 $6.09 $5.95 $12,370 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 730 $6.56 $6.91 $14,380 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,410 $6.43 $6.60 $13,730 5.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 730 $6.41 $6.64 $13,820 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 $7.26 $7.45 $15,500 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $7.05 $7.66 $15,940 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (4) $6.24 $6.23 $12,970 3.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 90 $7.44 $7.39 $15,360 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,010 $6.17 $6.11 $12,710 2.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $6.15 $6.02 $12,520 3.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 70 $6.44 $6.47 $13,460 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 790 $6.26 $6.18 $12,840 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 470 $6.22 $6.20 $12,900 2.9 %
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 3,900 $7.02 $7.71 $16,040 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $10.51 $11.58 $24,090 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $13.61 $14.86 $30,920 6.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,950 $6.66 $7.10 $14,780 5.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $6.89 $6.84 $14,230 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 530 $7.23 $7.57 $15,740 3.9 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $9.83 $9.81 $20,400 4.8 %
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 1,350 $7.23 $8.32 $17,300 3.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (4) $7.89 $10.98 $22,840 24.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $6.87 $7.16 $14,900 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $6.43 $7.31 $15,210 7.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $6.18 $6.17 $12,840 5.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 280 $8.79 $8.96 $18,630 6.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 190 $6.19 $6.27 $13,050 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 150 $6.80 $6.86 $14,260 5.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 $13.57 $15.45 $32,130 11.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 $7.39 $8.48 $17,640 10.1 %
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 10,520 $7.76 $10.63 $22,110 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,010 $11.31 $12.32 $25,620 1.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $21.65 $24.59 $51,150 5.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,350 $6.39 $6.55 $13,620 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 480 $6.62 $7.27 $15,130 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $12.30 $13.93 $28,970 10.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,240 $7.32 $9.09 $18,900 5.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $13.27 $14.19 $29,510 10.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 420 $17.73 $20.89 $43,450 5.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 370 $19.34 $21.84 $45,420 11.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 630 $16.88 $18.90 $39,310 3.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $9.45 $10.88 $22,620 8.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (4) $12.52 $12.44 $25,880 6.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 100 $7.63 $8.96 $18,630 6.4 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 60 $13.93 $13.06 $27,160 13.4 %
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 21,860 $10.18 $10.99 $22,850 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,130 $15.02 $16.48 $34,280 3.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 220 $7.68 $7.95 $16,540 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 300 $9.23 $9.24 $19,210 6.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 380 $10.81 $10.87 $22,600 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,310 $10.69 $11.19 $23,270 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 $11.17 $11.20 $23,300 4.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 200 $13.09 $12.96 $26,960 5.5 %
43-3071 Tellers (4) $8.61 $8.69 $18,080 2.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 $11.13 $11.77 $24,490 4.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (4) $10.81 $12.14 $25,240 2.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (4) $9.96 $10.31 $21,440 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,980 $9.98 $10.52 $21,870 4.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $7.61 $8.16 $16,970 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $7.57 $7.50 $15,600 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (4) $10.00 $10.22 $21,250 2.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $8.61 $8.82 $18,350 5.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $10.65 $10.67 $22,200 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 220 $9.26 $10.04 $20,880 6.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 370 $12.23 $12.39 $25,770 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 820 $8.24 $8.60 $17,890 2.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 80 $7.52 $7.80 $16,220 6.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $8.39 $8.58 $17,840 3.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (4) $6.82 $7.74 $16,100 3.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $12.92 $13.48 $28,030 6.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $8.75 $11.34 $23,590 11.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $19.02 $18.67 $38,830 3.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $18.63 $17.89 $37,210 2.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 $15.12 $14.68 $30,530 2.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 230 $15.13 $15.73 $32,710 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 490 $10.21 $10.41 $21,650 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,620 $8.35 $8.96 $18,630 4.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (4) $7.22 $7.80 $16,230 6.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,050 $12.24 $12.48 $25,950 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 560 $13.19 $12.93 $26,880 3.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 250 $8.70 $9.88 $20,550 6.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,550 $9.41 $9.78 $20,340 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 190 $12.30 $12.49 $25,990 4.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 300 $9.40 $9.78 $20,330 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 $12.12 $11.95 $24,870 4.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,270 $12.27 $13.17 $27,390 9.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 120 $9.18 $9.30 $19,330 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,320 $9.02 $9.10 $18,930 2.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 130 $12.33 $12.27 $25,510 4.1 %
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 80 $13.35 $13.63 $28,340 5.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (4) $13.15 $13.14 $27,340 4.0 %
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 4,540 $10.95 $11.63 $24,190 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 400 $16.82 $17.63 $36,670 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (4) $13.82 $13.96 $29,030 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 730 $10.92 $11.32 $23,550 2.6 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers (4) $9.97 $9.78 $20,340 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $11.76 $12.04 $25,040 9.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 350 $7.76 $7.97 $16,580 3.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $9.85 $10.33 $21,480 10.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $11.97 $11.94 $24,830 2.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 530 $15.25 $15.37 $31,960 3.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 50 $8.78 $9.54 $19,850 9.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 210 $9.84 $10.44 $21,720 4.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (4) $9.85 $10.66 $22,160 2.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $12.34 $12.50 $26,010 3.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $12.61 $12.84 $26,700 4.3 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $8.07 $8.03 $16,710 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 170 $8.99 $8.95 $18,620 2.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 130 $9.66 $9.69 $20,160 3.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $6.72 $7.11 $14,790 7.3 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (4) $10.51 $10.37 $21,560 8.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (4) $8.54 $9.25 $19,240 5.0 %
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 4,460 $13.85 $14.41 $29,980 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 $18.23 $19.05 $39,620 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 120 $13.38 $14.29 $29,720 5.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $15.78 $15.56 $32,360 3.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $14.59 $14.52 $30,210 3.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $17.16 $16.35 $34,010 4.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 260 $15.27 $15.74 $32,730 4.3 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (4) $10.11 $10.17 $21,150 3.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 660 $13.10 $13.75 $28,600 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $13.10 $13.57 $28,230 3.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $15.66 $16.26 $33,810 5.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $8.64 $9.09 $18,900 3.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $12.77 $12.78 $26,570 2.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $14.58 $15.35 $31,920 5.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,150 $13.61 $13.65 $28,380 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $12.86 $13.33 $27,720 5.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $19.93 $20.36 $42,340 7.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 $15.49 $15.71 $32,680 4.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $12.36 $12.07 $25,100 3.6 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (4) $11.41 $11.65 $24,240 7.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $7.59 $9.88 $20,550 9.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 12,210 $11.24 $12.15 $25,280 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 770 $19.26 $19.34 $40,220 1.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $10.74 $11.47 $23,870 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 900 $11.93 $11.06 $23,000 6.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $9.07 $9.02 $18,770 3.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $9.75 $9.73 $20,230 2.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.01 $10.00 $20,800 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $9.60 $9.68 $20,140 2.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $11.40 $11.18 $23,250 8.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 550 $13.54 $14.01 $29,140 6.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (4) $15.31 $15.34 $31,900 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (4) $10.85 $11.44 $23,800 5.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 120 $18.69 $18.34 $38,140 7.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 180 $11.21 $12.02 $25,010 11.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $6.43 $6.50 $13,530 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $6.20 $6.33 $13,160 4.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 520 $10.85 $9.85 $20,500 10.9 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.48 $10.46 $21,750 5.9 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,110 $11.13 $10.84 $22,540 6.1 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 780 $10.10 $10.18 $21,170 4.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 310 $9.63 $9.96 $20,720 4.7 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 30 $9.75 $9.72 $20,220 8.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $10.12 $9.66 $20,090 6.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $7.02 $7.02 $14,600 5.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $11.21 $14.77 $30,720 15.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $10.63 $11.42 $23,750 11.1 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 170 $13.49 $14.09 $29,300 5.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (4) $9.82 $9.75 $20,280 7.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $8.21 $9.03 $18,790 5.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (4) $10.05 $10.31 $21,440 5.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 550 $10.81 $11.35 $23,600 2.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (4) $9.25 $10.56 $21,960 7.8 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 50 $7.52 $7.59 $15,790 4.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 240 $8.20 $9.23 $19,200 5.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (4) $14.47 $12.64 $26,300 6.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 80 $9.20 $9.17 $19,070 22.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $7.81 $9.55 $19,870 7.6 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (4) $9.00 $9.78 $20,340 7.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 460 $8.52 $8.87 $18,440 4.6 %
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 8,110 $8.59 $9.58 $19,920 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $15.98 $16.43 $34,170 5.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $18.48 $18.99 $39,500 3.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110 $6.41 $6.63 $13,790 6.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 210 $6.42 $7.54 $15,670 14.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (4) $6.58 $9.95 $20,700 18.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 930 $13.61 $13.92 $28,950 2.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,420 $9.02 $9.88 $20,540 4.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $6.85 $6.99 $14,530 5.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 $7.87 $8.03 $16,700 2.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $9.93 $10.33 $21,490 6.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $14.16 $13.95 $29,030 6.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $11.34 $10.97 $22,820 2.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 750 $9.74 $9.70 $20,170 1.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 290 $7.30 $7.64 $15,890 6.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,510 $8.08 $8.32 $17,290 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (4) $9.45 $10.45 $21,730 8.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,350 $6.34 $6.48 $13,470 2.3 %

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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