Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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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 4,180 $23.64 $26.06 $54,210 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $49.04 $45.46 $94,550 11.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,650 $24.53 $28.40 $59,060 3.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $28.30 $27.51 $57,220 4.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $25.32 $27.81 $57,840 4.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $27.19 $32.30 $67,180 10.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 200 $19.97 $21.71 $45,150 4.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $28.60 $28.72 $59,740 5.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $28.56 $29.94 $62,280 4.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 100 $22.25 $23.65 $49,200 3.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 180 $25.87 $28.09 $58,440 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $21.12 $21.74 $45,220 5.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $21.38 $20.54 $42,710 8.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $22.91 $23.61 $49,110 4.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $8.16 $11.05 $22,990 16.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (2) (2) $57,450 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $32.67 $32.19 $66,940 3.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 230 $14.47 $16.02 $33,330 8.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $10.58 $11.41 $23,740 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $27.98 $28.38 $59,040 4.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $22.36 $22.71 $47,230 2.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (4) $8.58 $17.64 $36,680 5.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $14.96 $18.47 $38,410 9.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,730 $15.43 $17.08 $35,520 2.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $14.31 $15.59 $32,440 4.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $18.38 $19.23 $40,000 4.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $15.20 $18.79 $39,080 14.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $15.27 $16.85 $35,040 5.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $22.61 $21.85 $45,440 5.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $10.73 $12.02 $25,000 3.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $12.11 $13.93 $28,980 7.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $11.84 $14.88 $30,960 9.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $27.50 $29.11 $60,550 6.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 350 $17.46 $18.94 $39,390 3.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $13.16 $14.70 $30,580 6.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (4) $15.40 $16.28 $33,850 4.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $18.55 $20.11 $41,830 5.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 590 $14.01 $16.64 $34,620 4.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $16.31 $18.51 $38,510 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $10.78 $11.31 $23,530 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $22.97 $23.59 $49,060 4.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $25.73 $24.88 $51,750 6.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 $17.34 $18.30 $38,070 6.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $18.28 $17.20 $35,770 12.6 %
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 660 $17.71 $19.08 $39,680 4.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $25.74 $25.06 $52,130 5.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $21.71 $22.80 $47,430 4.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $24.75 $24.39 $50,740 4.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $13.55 $13.59 $28,270 4.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $12.98 $14.66 $30,500 6.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $15.50 $16.58 $34,500 3.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $17.75 $16.53 $34,370 7.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (4) $9.19 $10.20 $21,220 4.3 %
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 230 $17.01 $18.16 $37,770 5.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $19.33 $17.49 $36,380 12.9 %
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 700 $11.48 $12.43 $25,840 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $9.61 $9.77 $20,320 4.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $20.37 $20.23 $42,080 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $15.41 $15.82 $32,900 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $12.11 $12.49 $25,980 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $15.39 $15.23 $31,680 5.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $7.07 $8.30 $17,250 6.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 240 $17.91 $23.38 $48,620 12.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 $27.16 $34.42 $71,590 11.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $11.50 $12.80 $26,630 7.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $12.46 $16.76 $34,860 20.5 %
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 3,990 $14.65 $13.70 $28,490 1.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $6.82 $8.55 $17,780 9.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 170 (2) (2) $30,420 3.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,180 (2) (2) $31,840 2.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 380 (2) (2) $33,410 3.2 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (2) (2) $38,950 3.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 640 (2) (2) $33,210 2.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (2) (2) $36,050 2.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 150 (2) (2) $34,160 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (2) (2) $33,550 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (2) (2) $32,280 2.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (4) $12.28 $12.40 $25,780 5.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 30 $6.97 $8.05 $16,750 12.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $18.41 $18.35 $38,170 2.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $20.85 $19.54 $40,650 5.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 490 (2) (2) $14,400 2.4 %
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 500 $9.52 $11.08 $23,050 2.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $7.80 $7.85 $16,340 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $12.58 $13.14 $27,340 3.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (2) (2) $25,570 3.4 %
27-3010 Announcers 70 $7.54 $10.70 $22,260 21.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 30 $9.82 $11.07 $23,030 6.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $14.48 $14.93 $31,050 5.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $8.13 $8.46 $17,590 4.6 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 30 $6.72 $7.00 $14,560 6.7 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5,020 $14.95 $17.89 $37,220 3.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $31.88 $30.27 $62,960 2.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 (3) $64.99 $135,170 26.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,790 $17.43 $18.16 $37,780 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (4) $24.95 $24.92 $51,830 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $21.15 $20.89 $43,450 4.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (4) $17.43 $19.10 $39,720 3.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (4) $15.87 $16.07 $33,430 4.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (4) $13.08 $13.66 $28,420 4.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $22.85 $20.77 $43,210 20.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $15.15 $15.76 $32,780 2.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $20.04 $20.15 $41,910 3.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $14.70 $15.12 $31,450 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $10.99 $11.32 $23,540 6.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $9.41 $9.64 $20,060 4.6 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 70 $13.81 $13.72 $28,540 3.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 160 $11.03 $11.12 $23,120 3.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,140 $11.31 $11.64 $24,210 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (4) $11.19 $12.64 $26,290 2.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $11.46 $10.49 $21,810 9.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 30 $17.86 $17.20 $35,770 4.9 %
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 2,480 $8.16 $8.64 $17,960 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 270 $11.71 $10.74 $22,340 6.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,320 $7.21 $7.25 $15,080 1.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (4) $18.46 $15.89 $33,050 7.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $13.14 $12.67 $26,360 3.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $8.16 $8.53 $17,740 6.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $9.86 $9.94 $20,670 3.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (4) $9.52 $9.43 $19,600 3.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $10.57 $10.38 $21,600 1.8 %
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 1,110 $10.55 $11.96 $24,880 7.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 140 $9.92 $9.96 $20,710 3.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $18.63 $21.17 $44,030 11.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 250 $13.40 $14.20 $29,540 5.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 410 $7.46 $8.31 $17,290 7.4 %
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 6,820 $6.60 $7.13 $14,840 2.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $8.40 $9.15 $19,020 10.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 640 $9.61 $10.06 $20,930 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 580 $7.20 $7.44 $15,470 7.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 600 $6.41 $6.50 $13,520 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 310 $8.01 $8.47 $17,620 8.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $6.89 $6.91 $14,370 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 410 $7.13 $7.19 $14,960 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 50 $6.49 $6.56 $13,640 2.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,250 $6.29 $6.25 $13,000 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 250 $6.95 $6.94 $14,440 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,150 $6.34 $7.08 $14,740 10.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 30 $6.97 $7.00 $14,560 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $6.49 $6.54 $13,610 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 230 $6.57 $6.86 $14,280 4.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 60 $6.50 $6.53 $13,570 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 2,480 $7.40 $7.73 $16,080 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $10.25 $10.87 $22,610 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $12.74 $12.76 $26,540 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,330 $7.51 $7.70 $16,010 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 620 $6.63 $6.77 $14,090 1.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 350 $7.73 $8.06 $16,770 3.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,390 $6.73 $7.21 $14,990 2.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (4) $6.71 $6.70 $13,930 3.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (4) $6.00 $6.06 $12,600 4.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $6.99 $7.39 $15,360 7.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 550 $6.27 $6.30 $13,100 2.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $8.82 $8.91 $18,530 2.2 %
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 9,020 $7.80 $10.58 $22,010 4.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,020 $10.91 $12.74 $26,500 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $16.98 $18.55 $38,580 5.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,180 $6.51 $6.62 $13,770 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $6.66 $7.37 $15,330 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $9.49 $10.52 $21,880 5.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,970 $7.22 $8.76 $18,230 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $13.66 $18.83 $39,160 12.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $12.98 $15.43 $32,100 8.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 (3) $44.71 $93,000 24.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $10.02 $10.29 $21,400 3.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 $30.67 $31.53 $65,570 14.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 760 $15.11 $16.31 $33,920 5.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $10.40 $10.18 $21,170 4.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (4) $11.89 $14.26 $29,670 25.2 %
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 12,860 $9.58 $10.58 $22,010 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 760 $13.34 $14.93 $31,050 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $8.02 $8.08 $16,810 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $10.95 $10.82 $22,510 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $10.05 $10.33 $21,480 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,410 $10.38 $11.27 $23,440 2.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $11.35 $11.19 $23,280 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $10.94 $11.25 $23,400 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 370 $9.02 $8.87 $18,450 3.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $11.08 $11.20 $23,300 5.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 710 $9.53 $11.36 $23,630 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $8.40 $8.61 $17,900 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $6.34 $6.31 $13,120 2.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $9.15 $9.15 $19,020 4.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $9.89 $9.91 $20,600 2.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $10.33 $10.41 $21,640 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 160 $10.77 $10.60 $22,050 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $10.74 $10.66 $22,170 4.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 600 $8.31 $8.36 $17,400 1.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (4) $6.27 $6.48 $13,480 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $7.99 $8.21 $17,070 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $10.48 $12.11 $25,190 5.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (4) $12.13 $12.05 $25,060 2.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $18.63 $18.18 $37,820 2.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $17.98 $17.17 $35,700 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $12.13 $13.36 $27,780 2.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $13.30 $15.03 $31,260 5.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $10.57 $11.36 $23,630 3.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,210 $6.97 $8.04 $16,720 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $9.36 $9.38 $19,510 5.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 500 $12.48 $13.31 $27,690 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $12.53 $13.58 $28,240 2.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 30 $8.00 $8.40 $17,470 4.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,140 $9.25 $9.40 $19,560 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $12.12 $11.70 $24,330 3.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $9.79 $10.44 $21,710 6.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $10.44 $10.73 $22,330 3.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (4) $11.26 $11.20 $23,300 8.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $6.46 $6.92 $14,390 7.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,050 $8.69 $9.87 $20,530 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 (4) $8.30 $9.10 $18,920 4.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (4) $12.40 $14.96 $31,110 5.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (4) $7.97 $8.09 $16,820 3.9 %
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 5,050 $13.02 $12.99 $27,010 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 310 $17.60 $17.79 $37,000 2.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $9.22 $10.68 $22,210 23.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 380 $14.07 $14.14 $29,410 5.7 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 70 $9.60 $9.34 $19,430 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $12.80 $13.01 $27,060 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 430 $8.93 $8.70 $18,100 6.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $12.21 $12.26 $25,500 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $13.00 $13.01 $27,070 2.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 360 $14.16 $13.80 $28,710 8.8 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 100 $11.26 $10.99 $22,870 6.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $9.89 $10.00 $20,800 3.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $10.21 $11.37 $23,640 14.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $15.44 $15.22 $31,670 2.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 220 $12.00 $12.04 $25,040 2.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 40 $9.36 $9.22 $19,170 3.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (4) $8.37 $8.50 $17,690 3.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (4) $10.19 $9.85 $20,490 5.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 30 $8.18 $8.33 $17,320 6.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $9.98 $11.73 $24,410 13.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $10.95 $11.32 $23,550 1.8 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (4) $14.72 $14.68 $30,540 6.0 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (4) $11.16 $12.50 $25,990 12.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 80 $15.32 $15.51 $32,260 6.8 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 290 $11.62 $12.25 $25,480 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 4,050 $12.86 $13.30 $27,670 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $16.99 $18.53 $38,550 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $12.48 $12.77 $26,560 5.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $9.63 $11.58 $24,080 19.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 80 $13.77 $13.45 $27,970 3.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $15.60 $15.29 $31,810 3.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 30 $12.29 $12.07 $25,120 4.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $12.74 $13.22 $27,500 4.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $10.27 $11.57 $24,060 7.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 360 $11.82 $12.49 $25,970 1.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $14.45 $14.36 $29,860 2.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (4) $6.08 $6.93 $14,410 18.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (4) $8.40 $8.57 $17,820 3.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $12.94 $13.95 $29,010 8.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $10.49 $12.09 $25,150 13.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $14.87 $14.83 $30,850 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,000 $12.65 $12.69 $26,400 2.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $12.23 $12.19 $25,350 5.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $20.37 $19.63 $40,830 8.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $10.11 $10.22 $21,250 4.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $9.99 $10.88 $22,630 8.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 19,550 $8.59 $9.91 $20,610 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 850 $15.69 $16.47 $34,270 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,050 $8.63 $9.40 $19,540 7.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $9.06 $8.93 $18,570 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (4) $9.51 $9.79 $20,370 7.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 140 $14.03 $13.16 $27,380 7.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.32 $11.45 $23,820 2.8 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (4) $17.52 $16.68 $34,700 10.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $10.06 $10.39 $21,600 7.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 550 $13.07 $12.97 $26,980 3.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $8.54 $9.56 $19,880 5.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $15.15 $14.23 $29,610 8.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $7.96 $8.77 $18,240 11.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 240 $13.05 $13.14 $27,320 2.8 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.97 $13.67 $28,440 9.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $14.95 $14.36 $29,860 3.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 $15.35 $14.88 $30,960 3.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 510 $12.26 $12.83 $26,690 3.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $14.66 $13.53 $28,130 10.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $10.18 $11.27 $23,440 12.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $13.62 $13.65 $28,380 9.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $7.61 $7.69 $15,990 4.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $9.06 $8.83 $18,360 4.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 $8.19 $8.39 $17,450 4.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 310 $9.06 $8.93 $18,580 2.2 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (4) $8.58 $8.67 $18,040 2.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 90 $9.53 $9.63 $20,020 5.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 120 $8.13 $8.23 $17,110 2.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $13.52 $14.74 $30,670 5.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $12.03 $12.52 $26,040 4.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $8.31 $10.50 $21,850 3.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $8.54 $9.76 $20,310 8.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $8.37 $8.68 $18,050 4.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $10.57 $11.28 $23,460 4.6 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 $12.53 $13.59 $28,260 5.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 550 $13.71 $12.98 $27,010 4.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (4) $9.64 $11.00 $22,880 25.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,210 $7.86 $7.90 $16,430 4.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $8.56 $9.74 $20,250 21.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (4) $9.63 $9.60 $19,970 3.5 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $7.94 $8.38 $17,430 4.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 440 $11.53 $11.28 $23,450 4.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 2,490 $6.41 $6.82 $14,180 5.4 %
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 8,950 $10.36 $11.46 $23,840 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $10.41 $12.05 $25,070 6.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 270 $23.90 $23.15 $48,150 3.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 330 $6.16 $6.16 $12,820 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $12.11 $12.25 $25,480 3.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,120 $14.70 $13.78 $28,670 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 530 $8.41 $10.22 $21,260 10.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $7.39 $7.83 $16,290 4.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $10.06 $10.76 $22,390 9.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $12.23 $12.21 $25,390 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 500 $10.47 $10.67 $22,200 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 290 $7.49 $7.36 $15,310 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,900 $8.08 $8.69 $18,070 2.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (4) $10.20 $10.74 $22,330 6.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 730 $7.92 $8.15 $16,950 4.9 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (4) $10.29 $10.20 $21,230 7.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $9.88 $9.92 $20,630 4.2 %

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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