Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of North Dakota and Minnesota.

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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 6,440 $23.73 $27.39 $56,980 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 390 $43.72 $47.37 $98,530 5.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,280 $24.86 $30.05 $62,510 4.3 %
11-1031 Legislators (4) $9.97 $9.86 $20,510 8.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 100 $19.37 $19.37 $40,290 4.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 300 $27.02 $27.10 $56,360 4.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 220 $27.12 $28.38 $59,040 2.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers (4) $23.13 $23.55 $48,980 5.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 240 $15.97 $18.12 $37,680 5.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 200 $25.82 $28.33 $58,930 4.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 370 $24.48 $27.56 $57,320 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 130 $21.47 $25.56 $53,160 5.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $21.56 $25.49 $53,020 5.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 $18.07 $22.24 $46,250 5.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $22.11 $22.40 $46,600 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $22.34 $23.99 $49,890 4.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $11.34 $11.45 $23,810 5.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (2) (2) $60,000 3.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 110 $31.72 $33.32 $69,310 5.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 340 $12.21 $13.32 $27,710 4.1 %
11-9071 Gaming Managers (4) $16.00 $16.12 $33,530 5.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $14.84 $14.74 $30,660 4.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $27.80 $28.79 $59,870 4.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 180 $8.91 $11.77 $24,480 14.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $15.83 $16.94 $35,230 2.8 %
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 2,210 $18.00 $19.68 $40,940 1.7 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $22.92 $22.58 $46,960 3.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $15.95 $17.91 $37,250 6.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $14.61 $15.51 $32,260 3.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $17.57 $18.72 $38,940 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $17.37 $19.59 $40,750 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $18.61 $18.31 $38,080 4.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $15.40 $16.09 $33,470 7.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $15.60 $16.67 $34,670 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $20.88 $22.51 $46,810 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 470 $16.55 $19.16 $39,860 4.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (4) $20.38 $25.31 $52,640 17.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $22.27 $25.45 $52,940 8.2 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 30 $25.83 $26.06 $54,200 2.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $22.42 $22.18 $46,140 3.6 %
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 1,520 $20.66 $22.56 $46,930 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 270 $15.96 $17.12 $35,600 5.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (4) $26.92 $29.23 $60,790 7.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 210 $22.15 $26.21 $54,530 14.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $14.28 $14.67 $30,510 2.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $23.61 $23.45 $48,780 4.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $21.06 $23.16 $48,170 8.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $19.60 $20.01 $41,630 3.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $21.29 $23.02 $47,880 4.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (4) $24.02 $28.11 $58,480 27.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,360 $17.13 $18.84 $39,190 3.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 $26.08 $27.92 $58,060 4.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $14.99 $15.29 $31,800 10.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 $20.47 $21.63 $44,980 7.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $23.73 $24.41 $50,780 4.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $12.63 $12.95 $26,940 3.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (4) $19.73 $19.14 $39,800 7.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $11.74 $12.10 $25,160 4.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $12.47 $12.82 $26,670 7.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 210 $14.68 $15.80 $32,860 2.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $14.95 $14.92 $31,030 2.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $12.92 $13.73 $28,560 3.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $10.58 $11.76 $24,460 6.6 %
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 620 $17.04 $19.39 $40,330 5.3 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 50 $24.79 $26.55 $55,230 3.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 $29.59 $29.85 $62,090 3.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $24.25 $24.24 $50,430 9.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $19.83 $24.43 $50,810 11.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $17.76 $17.36 $36,120 4.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $12.74 $13.76 $28,620 8.1 %
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 1,510 $13.74 $13.45 $27,970 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 190 $15.30 $15.54 $32,330 4.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $18.47 $18.70 $38,890 2.9 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 30 $18.22 $18.03 $37,510 5.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (4) $15.24 $14.79 $30,750 5.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $9.33 $10.59 $22,020 10.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $15.78 $16.07 $33,430 3.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $15.27 $15.54 $32,320 3.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $14.40 $14.34 $29,820 3.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 440 $6.63 $8.95 $18,610 15.6 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 360 $25.28 $31.60 $65,730 9.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $42.54 $44.12 $91,770 12.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 120 $15.68 $16.56 $34,450 5.5 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,700 $15.03 $15.76 $32,780 6.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 220 $7.95 $8.25 $17,160 5.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 40 (2) (2) $28,860 8.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,450 (2) (2) $36,120 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 550 (2) (2) $35,830 2.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (2) (2) $36,540 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 (2) (2) $35,400 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (2) (2) $35,020 2.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $9.87 $12.27 $25,520 7.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $17.66 $17.01 $35,380 3.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $8.89 $10.51 $21,850 11.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $20.27 $22.21 $46,200 8.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,160 (2) (2) $17,310 5.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,290 $11.84 $13.47 $28,020 3.1 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (4) $10.71 $11.41 $23,730 12.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (4) $7.73 $7.97 $16,580 4.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $14.53 $15.14 $31,480 3.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $16.44 $18.59 $38,660 11.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $7.63 $7.95 $16,530 4.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 (2) (2) $30,770 5.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (4) (2) (2) $19,460 16.0 %
27-3010 Announcers 110 $9.96 $11.14 $23,170 7.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $12.79 $14.48 $30,120 3.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $13.36 $16.46 $34,250 5.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $17.25 $17.45 $36,300 3.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $19.33 $19.80 $41,180 8.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (4) $13.20 $13.72 $28,540 4.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.13 $12.00 $24,950 7.2 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 50 $6.28 $7.02 $14,600 6.5 %
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 6,160 $17.62 $20.51 $42,650 8.8 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (4) $31.97 $31.71 $65,970 10.1 %
29-1020 Dentists (4) $69.91 $64.51 $134,180 15.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $17.11 $18.14 $37,730 4.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $29.05 $29.28 $60,910 2.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $64.06 $57.16 $118,890 16.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (4) $28.69 $29.27 $60,870 3.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,230 $20.14 $20.47 $42,570 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $20.71 $20.69 $43,040 6.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $26.52 $27.08 $56,320 2.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $16.00 $16.19 $33,680 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $18.86 $19.42 $40,400 3.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 240 $16.60 $17.08 $35,520 3.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $12.39 $12.88 $26,800 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 260 $23.09 $22.58 $46,970 4.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (4) $23.45 $23.09 $48,030 2.6 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (4) $20.06 $19.14 $39,800 3.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (4) $13.35 $16.85 $35,040 15.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 170 $10.41 $11.14 $23,170 5.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $10.12 $10.20 $21,220 2.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $11.36 $11.77 $24,490 1.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $8.40 $8.62 $17,940 4.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 570 $13.45 $13.60 $28,280 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (4) $10.31 $10.62 $22,080 4.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $8.84 $9.60 $19,970 8.5 %
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 2,710 $8.49 $8.99 $18,710 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,050 $8.01 $8.18 $17,010 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,040 $8.55 $8.81 $18,330 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (4) $12.68 $12.81 $26,650 3.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (4) $8.89 $9.01 $18,740 2.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $12.10 $12.12 $25,210 4.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (4) $10.50 $10.34 $21,500 4.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (4) $10.23 $10.56 $21,960 3.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 110 $9.15 $9.74 $20,260 5.2 %
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 1,150 $8.75 $11.75 $24,440 9.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $23.42 $24.29 $50,510 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 190 $17.80 $17.49 $36,380 2.6 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 $9.74 $9.76 $20,300 4.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 620 $7.66 $7.74 $16,100 3.7 %
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 9,700 $6.89 $7.66 $15,930 5.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 160 $8.39 $8.94 $18,600 3.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 880 $8.42 $9.29 $19,330 4.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 350 $6.51 $6.56 $13,640 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $9.50 $9.44 $19,630 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 450 $8.00 $8.07 $16,780 1.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 240 $6.86 $7.47 $15,540 4.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (4) $11.61 $10.85 $22,560 8.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 520 $6.31 $6.41 $13,340 2.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,110 $6.63 $6.68 $13,890 4.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 580 $7.14 $7.24 $15,070 3.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,670 $6.23 $6.52 $13,550 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $7.94 $8.35 $17,360 7.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 340 $6.42 $6.43 $13,370 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $6.35 $6.42 $13,350 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $6.17 $6.09 $12,660 1.9 %
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 3,230 $7.90 $8.68 $18,050 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 $10.90 $11.76 $24,460 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $17.48 $17.78 $36,990 12.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,710 $8.01 $8.67 $18,040 3.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 850 $7.13 $7.20 $14,970 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 400 $8.12 $9.11 $18,950 4.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,390 $7.78 $8.80 $18,300 3.5 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 50 $9.77 $10.39 $21,610 6.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (4) $6.58 $9.05 $18,830 17.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $8.09 $8.16 $16,970 5.7 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 390 $7.68 $9.38 $19,520 13.2 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 120 $7.39 $7.35 $15,290 9.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 430 $9.28 $9.71 $20,190 5.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $18.07 $14.74 $30,650 18.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 310 $6.82 $7.24 $15,060 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 140 $7.55 $7.29 $15,160 3.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 370 $8.01 $8.84 $18,380 4.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $8.94 $11.41 $23,730 13.1 %
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 12,600 $8.53 $12.12 $25,210 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,000 $13.59 $15.42 $32,080 4.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 200 $15.38 $20.37 $42,370 15.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,700 $7.26 $7.24 $15,070 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 440 $7.57 $8.23 $17,110 9.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 440 $11.43 $12.26 $25,490 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,310 $7.98 $9.91 $20,610 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $14.53 $15.69 $32,630 4.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 360 $13.47 $18.50 $38,480 18.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 (3) $54.02 $112,370 12.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (4) $12.41 $13.36 $27,790 5.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 210 $18.94 $21.97 $45,690 6.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,550 $16.88 $18.95 $39,420 3.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 110 $7.45 $9.14 $19,020 11.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (4) $8.75 $12.89 $26,810 21.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (4) $7.68 $8.08 $16,810 3.0 %
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 15,830 $10.47 $11.37 $23,640 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 810 $13.50 $14.94 $31,070 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $8.62 $8.70 $18,100 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $10.66 $10.76 $22,380 5.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 370 $10.21 $11.05 $22,990 5.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,650 $11.07 $11.40 $23,720 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $12.44 $12.52 $26,040 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $12.33 $12.28 $25,540 4.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 760 $8.60 $8.62 $17,920 1.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (4) $10.90 $10.78 $22,420 3.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (4) $14.03 $13.79 $28,690 6.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,330 $12.74 $13.83 $28,760 9.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $9.03 $9.04 $18,800 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $7.71 $8.03 $16,700 4.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 280 $8.38 $8.82 $18,340 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 30 $6.34 $7.42 $15,430 18.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (4) $9.95 $10.73 $22,320 6.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (4) $11.74 $11.58 $24,090 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 300 $10.22 $10.89 $22,660 1.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $12.88 $13.60 $28,290 5.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 930 $8.99 $8.83 $18,360 2.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 150 $13.25 $14.50 $30,160 16.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 70 $12.92 $14.09 $29,310 9.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $8.91 $9.15 $19,030 6.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $13.46 $13.57 $28,230 3.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $13.14 $14.18 $29,490 3.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (4) $19.11 $18.40 $38,260 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $13.83 $14.93 $31,050 4.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $9.71 $10.01 $20,830 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,210 $8.63 $9.72 $20,210 5.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 690 $11.81 $13.28 $27,610 4.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $11.96 $12.11 $25,190 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 140 $10.18 $10.16 $21,130 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,610 $10.79 $11.15 $23,190 3.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 160 $13.28 $13.96 $29,030 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $8.65 $10.10 $21,000 7.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $10.90 $10.88 $22,630 4.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (4) $11.16 $12.31 $25,610 4.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $10.26 $12.03 $25,020 7.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $10.26 $10.18 $21,160 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,470 $9.65 $9.96 $20,720 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (4) $8.96 $9.20 $19,140 2.5 %
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 180 $10.00 $10.79 $22,450 6.5 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 $10.80 $11.15 $23,190 6.3 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 40 $9.82 $10.26 $21,340 5.3 %
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 4,980 $13.55 $14.47 $30,100 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 350 $17.47 $18.30 $38,070 2.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 630 $14.52 $14.70 $30,570 2.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 40 $10.08 $10.42 $21,670 7.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 150 $13.48 $13.47 $28,030 3.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 990 $10.49 $10.67 $22,190 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 310 $14.35 $14.39 $29,920 1.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $15.48 $15.24 $31,700 4.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 30 $16.23 $16.40 $34,110 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 440 $19.38 $19.13 $39,790 3.7 %
47-2121 Glaziers 60 $12.58 $12.73 $26,490 5.2 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 260 $10.96 $11.81 $24,570 9.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 190 $13.04 $14.34 $29,830 6.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $12.76 $13.92 $28,960 5.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 350 $18.23 $18.45 $38,370 6.6 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (4) $14.56 $13.80 $28,710 8.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $11.90 $12.34 $25,660 5.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 310 $14.88 $14.76 $30,710 3.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 130 $14.42 $14.33 $29,810 2.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (4) $11.37 $10.64 $22,140 6.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 140 $10.16 $10.26 $21,350 12.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (4) $10.51 $10.70 $22,260 10.1 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 40 $9.80 $9.78 $20,340 3.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $17.17 $17.57 $36,550 4.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (4) $12.10 $12.11 $25,200 4.9 %
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 3,880 $13.83 $14.46 $30,090 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $18.73 $18.97 $39,450 3.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $13.25 $13.74 $28,580 1.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $19.76 $19.63 $40,820 4.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (4) $9.76 $9.95 $20,690 6.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 90 $17.70 $16.98 $35,320 7.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $15.31 $16.26 $33,820 6.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 360 $13.79 $14.40 $29,950 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 530 $13.38 $13.11 $27,260 2.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 140 $13.03 $13.40 $27,870 5.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $15.91 $16.24 $33,780 4.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $8.52 $8.95 $18,620 5.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 $16.66 $17.74 $36,890 6.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (4) $13.66 $13.62 $28,330 5.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 690 $12.24 $12.40 $25,800 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $8.80 $10.09 $20,990 6.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (4) $19.84 $19.47 $40,500 6.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (4) $18.04 $17.54 $36,490 6.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (4) $10.73 $11.88 $24,700 3.0 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 5,990 $10.39 $11.02 $22,930 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 390 $13.90 $15.08 $31,370 3.1 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 90 $10.17 $10.29 $21,400 3.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $11.46 $11.41 $23,740 2.7 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (4) $13.21 $14.57 $30,300 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 850 $8.26 $8.59 $17,860 1.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 270 $11.84 $11.32 $23,550 5.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $10.52 $11.48 $23,870 2.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $9.15 $8.91 $18,520 4.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $8.37 $8.88 $18,460 3.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $11.36 $11.30 $23,500 2.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.48 $13.09 $27,230 4.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $14.37 $14.06 $29,240 3.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (4) $16.17 $16.36 $34,020 4.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 490 $12.57 $12.63 $26,270 1.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (4) $7.82 $8.46 $17,590 9.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $10.27 $11.28 $23,460 8.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $9.68 $11.02 $22,910 6.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $7.14 $7.34 $15,260 3.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $7.71 $7.75 $16,120 4.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $9.70 $9.52 $19,800 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 200 $9.73 $9.79 $20,360 2.7 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (4) $9.72 $9.87 $20,530 3.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (4) $10.55 $10.75 $22,370 2.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (4) $10.14 $9.96 $20,710 7.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $15.52 $16.55 $34,420 4.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.09 $11.94 $24,840 3.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (4) $11.90 $11.71 $24,360 3.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $11.60 $12.28 $25,550 2.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $10.38 $10.43 $21,690 4.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $11.71 $11.47 $23,870 2.6 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 200 $8.39 $8.87 $18,450 3.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $8.18 $8.49 $17,660 3.3 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (4) $8.17 $9.36 $19,480 14.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 50 $8.03 $8.34 $17,340 5.2 %
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 7,460 $10.29 $11.34 $23,590 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $12.41 $13.67 $28,430 7.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $17.90 $18.53 $38,540 10.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 340 $9.50 $9.33 $19,400 5.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 620 $6.40 $8.13 $16,910 10.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,920 $15.21 $15.34 $31,910 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 780 $9.15 $9.26 $19,260 3.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $6.29 $6.35 $13,210 6.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 180 $7.84 $7.98 $16,590 3.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $10.20 $10.92 $22,720 7.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (4) $15.67 $15.81 $32,890 3.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $10.70 $10.80 $22,470 4.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 320 $7.09 $7.73 $16,090 6.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,360 $9.69 $9.75 $20,290 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 610 $6.94 $7.10 $14,760 2.6 %

About 2000 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(2) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

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

(4) = Estimates not released 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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