Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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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 9,470 $24.36 $28.74 $59,780 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 690 $50.17 $44.05 $91,620 12.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,620 $24.61 $30.27 $62,960 3.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 $16.13 $22.27 $46,320 15.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 190 $27.88 $33.71 $70,110 7.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 360 $27.04 $30.64 $63,730 4.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $19.65 $20.67 $42,990 3.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 $19.17 $22.69 $47,200 7.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 $28.12 $29.57 $61,500 5.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 580 $25.60 $28.64 $59,570 4.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 260 $20.28 $22.32 $46,430 1.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 740 $23.91 $26.00 $54,080 3.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 210 $20.70 $25.13 $52,270 5.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 160 $21.12 $23.55 $48,990 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 $22.47 $22.59 $46,980 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $14.81 $15.03 $31,270 3.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (2) (2) $56,560 3.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (4) $27.36 $26.15 $54,390 3.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 180 $34.45 $33.53 $69,740 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 400 $14.54 $14.60 $30,370 5.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $21.35 $26.91 $55,980 9.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $15.34 $14.98 $31,170 5.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $28.63 $28.51 $59,300 1.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $25.65 $25.60 $53,250 2.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (4) $33.08 $30.92 $64,320 11.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $18.95 $19.72 $41,010 3.5 %
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 2,510 $17.99 $19.80 $41,190 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $18.15 $20.25 $42,130 12.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $15.63 $17.79 $37,000 4.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (4) $23.49 $23.55 $48,980 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $15.05 $16.37 $34,040 5.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 240 $20.03 $21.02 $43,720 3.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $13.91 $14.59 $30,350 5.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $18.32 $18.89 $39,300 5.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 170 $16.55 $17.41 $36,200 8.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (4) $44.90 $37.90 $78,840 7.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 $18.09 $19.79 $41,160 3.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (4) $16.86 $19.25 $40,040 9.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $21.18 $23.47 $48,820 7.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $25.24 $26.42 $54,950 2.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $18.92 $21.41 $44,520 6.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $18.29 $19.34 $40,240 13.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (4) $10.64 $11.45 $23,810 8.1 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 850 $20.04 $20.94 $43,550 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 260 $21.85 $23.10 $48,050 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $29.09 $27.39 $56,970 5.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $15.07 $15.52 $32,280 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $22.35 $22.43 $46,660 4.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $21.02 $23.25 $48,350 7.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $24.08 $24.02 $49,970 3.5 %
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 $20.39 $21.75 $45,230 1.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 30 $31.47 $30.21 $62,840 13.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $24.59 $24.71 $51,410 2.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 90 $30.58 $33.87 $70,450 10.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 250 $24.01 $24.74 $51,470 3.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $21.46 $23.50 $48,880 4.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $13.96 $14.80 $30,780 6.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $18.10 $18.52 $38,530 4.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $20.82 $21.08 $43,840 5.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $19.33 $19.05 $39,620 4.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 40 $13.97 $15.08 $31,360 2.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 120 $16.14 $16.31 $33,930 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $13.72 $14.34 $29,820 2.1 %
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 490 $17.74 $19.75 $41,080 5.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $25.52 $24.38 $50,720 6.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $22.62 $28.17 $58,590 12.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 100 $15.19 $15.65 $32,550 5.1 %
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 2,380 $13.42 $14.10 $29,330 4.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (4) $8.84 $10.37 $21,570 19.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $19.06 $19.01 $39,540 3.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 140 $16.19 $16.56 $34,440 2.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 650 $10.59 $11.12 $23,120 3.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 400 $15.17 $15.64 $32,530 2.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $15.78 $16.38 $34,060 4.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (4) $17.74 $17.17 $35,710 2.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $18.05 $18.01 $37,460 4.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 340 $11.75 $13.13 $27,320 6.7 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 610 $15.43 $19.14 $39,820 5.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 $29.98 $30.10 $62,600 9.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 200 $14.16 $13.80 $28,710 3.8 %
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 8,540 $14.88 $14.62 $30,420 3.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (2) (2) $38,890 3.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (2) (2) $33,550 3.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (2) (2) $34,840 3.4 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (2) (2) $39,350 2.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (2) (2) $34,360 3.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (2) (2) $42,360 3.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (2) (2) $38,460 6.4 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (4) (2) (2) $34,600 3.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (2) (2) $41,120 4.3 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (2) (2) $36,870 3.4 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (2) (2) $37,520 3.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 620 $7.70 $8.65 $17,990 6.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (4) (2) (2) $38,590 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,380 (2) (2) $34,500 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (4) (2) (2) $31,930 3.4 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School (4) (2) (2) $34,490 9.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (4) (2) (2) $38,530 2.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (4) (2) (2) $37,430 2.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (4) (2) (2) $36,480 3.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 230 (2) (2) $29,440 7.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (4) (2) (2) $38,210 5.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $12.62 $13.18 $27,420 5.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $16.65 $17.16 $35,690 4.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $8.98 $9.63 $20,020 5.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (4) $18.15 $18.31 $38,090 4.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,100 (2) (2) $16,290 2.8 %
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 610 $11.57 $13.06 $27,170 3.8 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 30 $20.63 $22.09 $45,940 8.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $8.52 $8.45 $17,580 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $14.25 $14.38 $29,900 5.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (4) $15.10 $15.33 $31,890 5.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $7.77 $8.61 $17,910 4.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 30 $9.37 $9.37 $19,490 5.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $14.50 $15.72 $32,700 10.7 %
27-4021 Photographers (4) $7.60 $9.23 $19,200 11.7 %
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 6,860 $18.75 $22.49 $46,770 3.8 %
29-1020 Dentists 30 (3) $61.88 $128,710 25.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $18.18 $18.52 $38,520 3.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $32.51 $33.66 $70,010 3.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 $65.86 $60.21 $125,230 8.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General 270 $56.53 $50.67 $105,400 20.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 170 $33.43 $33.89 $70,490 12.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,850 $20.06 $21.08 $43,840 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $24.86 $24.98 $51,960 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $27.39 $30.10 $62,600 3.8 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $15.17 $14.42 $30,000 4.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $16.73 $17.15 $35,680 3.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $19.89 $20.70 $43,050 5.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $48.54 $44.32 $92,190 7.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $16.69 $17.46 $36,310 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $12.74 $13.18 $27,420 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (4) $18.98 $17.84 $37,110 7.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $10.19 $10.73 $22,320 3.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $19.57 $19.67 $40,910 3.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $10.37 $11.44 $23,790 4.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $9.27 $9.30 $19,350 2.1 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $15.02 $14.74 $30,660 3.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $14.22 $13.90 $28,910 2.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $11.83 $11.84 $24,630 6.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 490 $14.16 $13.79 $28,680 3.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $10.55 $11.22 $23,340 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $11.68 $11.79 $24,530 5.4 %
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 4,020 $9.56 $9.88 $20,560 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,140 $9.33 $9.15 $19,030 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,380 $8.55 $8.81 $18,320 2.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $16.05 $16.12 $33,530 2.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (4) $17.14 $18.47 $38,410 5.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $13.38 $12.98 $27,000 4.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 490 $10.52 $10.80 $22,460 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $12.12 $12.13 $25,220 2.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $8.53 $9.99 $20,780 11.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $8.34 $8.34 $17,340 3.9 %
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 2,680 $11.69 $11.82 $24,590 5.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $17.62 $18.33 $38,130 3.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 80 $18.49 $19.03 $39,570 4.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 230 $13.01 $13.06 $27,160 3.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 650 $12.04 $12.03 $25,030 3.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $15.28 $16.67 $34,680 8.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 550 $12.73 $13.40 $27,870 4.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 800 $7.28 $7.94 $16,510 5.5 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11,800 $6.73 $7.34 $15,280 3.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 390 $8.10 $8.87 $18,460 10.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 810 $10.28 $10.89 $22,660 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,230 $6.28 $6.38 $13,270 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 750 $7.68 $7.72 $16,050 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (4) $8.44 $8.64 $17,970 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 70 $7.81 $7.76 $16,140 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 610 $7.36 $7.34 $15,270 2.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders (4) $11.71 $10.81 $22,480 9.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,120 $6.32 $6.44 $13,400 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 140 $6.43 $6.57 $13,670 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,040 $6.71 $7.54 $15,680 7.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $7.17 $7.23 $15,050 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $6.34 $6.38 $13,260 3.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 400 $6.31 $6.48 $13,480 3.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 280 $7.24 $7.12 $14,810 4.1 %
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 3,940 $8.43 $8.97 $18,660 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $10.84 $12.18 $25,340 2.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $16.64 $17.10 $35,560 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,760 $8.21 $8.60 $17,880 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $7.36 $7.31 $15,210 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 760 $9.63 $9.55 $19,860 2.3 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (4) $11.76 $11.52 $23,970 6.9 %
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 2,520 $7.32 $8.06 $16,770 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $9.57 $9.97 $20,740 4.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $7.01 $7.32 $15,220 4.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $6.16 $6.36 $13,230 6.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $6.46 $6.89 $14,330 2.8 %
39-4011 Embalmers 30 $16.03 $16.01 $33,310 3.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (4) $10.23 $10.45 $21,740 5.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $7.13 $7.68 $15,980 3.6 %
39-6022 Travel Guides (4) $11.26 $11.95 $24,860 12.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 850 $6.82 $7.16 $14,880 5.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 620 $7.25 $7.28 $15,140 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $14.34 $13.85 $28,810 9.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $10.12 $10.53 $21,910 4.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 90 $8.65 $9.49 $19,740 4.1 %
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 14,950 $8.44 $12.18 $25,330 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,460 $12.69 $14.68 $30,540 5.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 490 $13.71 $16.93 $35,210 8.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,790 $6.92 $7.06 $14,690 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 340 $10.27 $10.86 $22,590 13.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 470 $9.30 $10.72 $22,290 11.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,910 $7.94 $9.69 $20,160 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $15.38 $15.66 $32,570 5.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $15.00 $21.64 $45,010 12.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (4) (3) $51.28 $106,670 26.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (4) $10.61 $10.50 $21,840 11.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 360 $19.64 $21.27 $44,240 5.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,000 $17.41 $22.50 $46,800 6.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $9.42 $11.25 $23,410 5.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $14.05 $14.87 $30,930 18.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $21.53 $24.66 $51,290 10.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 230 $8.15 $8.26 $17,190 4.3 %
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 21,620 $10.74 $11.57 $24,060 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 990 $15.87 $17.47 $36,330 4.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 240 $9.52 $9.58 $19,920 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $10.41 $11.58 $24,080 5.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 660 $10.60 $11.01 $22,910 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,130 $11.68 $12.76 $26,540 6.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 $11.98 $12.35 $25,680 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $12.14 $12.09 $25,150 2.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 610 $8.74 $8.76 $18,230 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $10.42 $10.80 $22,470 5.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,460 $11.13 $11.42 $23,760 1.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 190 $12.26 $12.16 $25,290 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $8.36 $8.63 $17,960 1.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $7.78 $7.67 $15,960 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $9.42 $9.54 $19,840 1.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $9.27 $9.22 $19,170 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 30 $11.59 $12.07 $25,110 4.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $12.37 $12.36 $25,710 7.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 350 $10.65 $11.14 $23,170 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 270 $12.10 $12.21 $25,400 1.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 770 $9.60 $9.59 $19,960 1.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $10.81 $10.76 $22,390 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $12.89 $14.53 $30,220 5.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $10.30 $11.26 $23,410 9.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $18.61 $18.16 $37,780 2.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 350 $18.04 $17.21 $35,810 1.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 $14.42 $15.03 $31,260 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 680 $12.93 $13.88 $28,860 2.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,760 $10.16 $10.64 $22,130 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,300 $9.23 $9.55 $19,860 3.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 200 $11.27 $12.05 $25,070 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,240 $12.76 $13.34 $27,740 2.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 490 $10.38 $10.82 $22,510 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,180 $9.90 $10.02 $20,850 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 210 $12.18 $12.49 $25,980 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 270 $9.57 $9.77 $20,320 2.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $10.50 $10.26 $21,350 3.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 220 $15.08 $15.52 $32,290 5.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (4) $6.20 $6.75 $14,040 7.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,550 $10.02 $10.49 $21,820 2.0 %
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 250 $10.95 $11.10 $23,080 5.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 $13.26 $13.11 $27,260 6.2 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $9.68 $9.82 $20,430 4.3 %
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 5,550 $11.99 $12.68 $26,370 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 510 $15.96 $17.80 $37,010 5.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 160 $18.45 $17.49 $36,390 4.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 730 $12.02 $12.61 $26,220 7.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $14.97 $14.91 $31,020 5.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 510 $10.23 $10.61 $22,070 2.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $10.25 $10.50 $21,840 5.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 370 $12.42 $12.87 $26,760 3.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 650 $13.52 $13.56 $28,210 4.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers 110 $10.78 $11.04 $22,970 4.9 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 100 $9.79 $10.69 $22,230 15.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $11.52 $11.57 $24,070 3.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $10.64 $10.82 $22,500 2.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $11.36 $12.42 $25,830 4.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $11.26 $11.15 $23,190 3.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 610 $11.73 $11.88 $24,710 2.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $12.94 $12.97 $26,980 5.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 120 $8.85 $8.99 $18,690 3.4 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 110 $9.31 $9.36 $19,460 5.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (4) $15.15 $14.09 $29,320 12.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $16.74 $16.66 $34,650 3.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $9.80 $9.90 $20,590 2.6 %
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 7,700 $12.92 $13.67 $28,430 3.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $18.53 $19.82 $41,230 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $13.96 $15.92 $33,100 12.4 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (4) $13.59 $11.58 $24,080 4.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 80 $12.95 $13.49 $28,060 2.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 200 $16.22 $16.02 $33,310 7.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 190 $15.67 $15.18 $31,570 10.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 640 $12.42 $15.06 $31,320 13.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 480 $13.50 $13.57 $28,220 1.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (4) $12.01 $12.26 $25,490 4.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (4) $15.64 $15.77 $32,800 4.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $9.07 $9.17 $19,070 3.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 $19.56 $19.41 $40,370 4.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $13.14 $13.13 $27,310 4.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $11.13 $10.92 $22,720 5.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 710 $12.64 $13.38 $27,820 2.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,520 $11.64 $11.67 $24,270 8.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 520 $14.46 $14.53 $30,220 3.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 $23.00 $22.15 $46,070 2.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $11.77 $14.82 $30,820 13.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 100 $12.24 $13.23 $27,510 3.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $9.70 $9.82 $20,430 3.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 57,970 $11.12 $11.86 $24,670 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,840 $16.69 $17.03 $35,420 1.3 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 70 $12.20 $12.10 $25,170 3.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 3,030 $10.88 $10.96 $22,800 3.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $12.41 $14.55 $30,260 22.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 4,590 $10.00 $10.23 $21,270 1.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $11.24 $9.75 $20,270 10.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $11.54 $11.70 $24,340 4.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $8.02 $8.46 $17,590 3.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 570 $14.36 $14.03 $29,190 2.9 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 50 $11.39 $11.15 $23,200 4.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,280 $13.97 $13.62 $28,330 2.4 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $11.52 $11.30 $23,510 3.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 510 $9.83 $10.07 $20,950 3.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $14.32 $13.75 $28,590 4.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 470 $10.84 $12.27 $25,530 6.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 $12.58 $13.40 $27,880 6.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.39 $11.27 $23,440 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 430 $13.34 $14.87 $30,920 4.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $13.89 $13.93 $28,970 5.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 $17.47 $17.66 $36,740 5.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 320 $11.72 $11.92 $24,800 3.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.31 $13.06 $27,170 3.1 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 130 $11.56 $11.73 $24,400 2.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 100 $11.39 $11.64 $24,200 3.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $14.13 $14.30 $29,740 2.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $13.04 $13.62 $28,330 4.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $8.20 $8.59 $17,870 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 750 $9.76 $9.76 $20,300 2.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 5,150 $11.07 $11.57 $24,060 2.5 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $8.61 $8.68 $18,060 4.9 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 670 $11.48 $11.12 $23,130 4.1 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 890 $12.35 $12.74 $26,500 4.2 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,160 $9.44 $9.18 $19,090 6.8 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,930 $10.20 $10.83 $22,530 4.0 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (4) $10.73 $11.71 $24,350 4.4 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 290 $14.59 $15.39 $32,000 7.4 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 4,060 $15.90 $16.73 $34,790 3.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,270 $10.28 $10.57 $21,990 2.2 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 2,310 $10.12 $10.39 $21,620 1.8 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 80 $12.41 $12.79 $26,610 4.3 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 90 $14.05 $13.46 $28,000 4.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 1,040 $11.01 $11.25 $23,410 5.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 3,090 $10.72 $10.73 $22,310 1.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 80 $10.74 $10.66 $22,170 2.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $12.92 $13.28 $27,630 3.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $14.44 $15.43 $32,090 6.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $10.25 $12.30 $25,580 12.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 500 $10.75 $11.44 $23,800 5.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $13.76 $12.89 $26,810 6.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,440 $14.58 $14.57 $30,300 5.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $9.95 $10.11 $21,030 3.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $13.15 $12.44 $25,880 6.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 620 $12.24 $12.20 $25,370 4.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,180 $10.18 $10.49 $21,820 2.3 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (4) $12.76 $13.72 $28,530 8.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,000 $10.21 $10.25 $21,330 3.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 490 $9.83 $9.87 $20,530 1.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $16.99 $17.47 $36,330 8.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 330 $10.05 $10.04 $20,890 2.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (4) $7.42 $7.41 $15,410 4.7 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 610 $9.90 $10.55 $21,930 4.9 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 570 $11.95 $11.49 $23,900 5.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,660 $9.33 $9.32 $19,390 1.7 %
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 16,440 $10.33 $11.48 $23,880 1.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $14.72 $15.01 $31,220 3.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 240 $16.62 $18.00 $37,430 4.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 50 $9.51 $10.73 $22,330 4.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 390 $9.29 $8.84 $18,400 5.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 350 $15.34 $14.55 $30,260 3.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,600 $14.79 $15.87 $33,010 2.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,260 $11.88 $13.33 $27,720 6.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (4) $6.88 $8.31 $17,290 6.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $12.64 $13.94 $29,000 14.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 250 $9.87 $9.78 $20,340 2.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (4) $12.08 $11.87 $24,700 8.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,310 $10.56 $10.79 $22,440 1.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 370 $8.04 $8.70 $18,090 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,370 $9.13 $9.23 $19,200 1.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,440 $9.48 $9.36 $19,470 1.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,880 $8.75 $8.84 $18,390 2.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 260 $9.71 $10.01 $20,830 5.3 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (4) $10.95 $10.40 $21,640 10.0 %

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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