Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, LA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Lafayette, LA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

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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 10,120 $23.15 $25.61 $53,270 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 630 $38.52 $40.27 $83,760 3.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,200 $23.63 $26.37 $54,840 2.1 %
11-1031 Legislators (4) $6.00 $5.85 $12,180 6.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $20.81 $20.85 $43,370 4.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 $21.46 $25.98 $54,040 7.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 460 $28.77 $29.69 $61,750 4.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 340 $17.34 $18.96 $39,440 5.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 120 $23.19 $23.34 $48,550 5.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 560 $22.79 $25.59 $53,230 3.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 230 $25.08 $26.46 $55,030 6.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $18.75 $21.88 $45,520 5.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 $17.84 $18.77 $39,050 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $22.39 $22.24 $46,250 7.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 290 $30.95 $30.42 $63,280 5.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $10.68 $14.35 $29,840 9.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (4) $20.64 $22.63 $47,070 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 230 $31.32 $33.20 $69,070 7.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 410 $11.47 $14.05 $29,220 7.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (4) $12.44 $12.62 $26,240 13.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $23.14 $22.84 $47,500 3.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers (4) $25.00 $26.99 $56,140 9.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $22.22 $23.77 $49,440 1.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $9.26 $14.53 $30,220 28.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $13.45 $14.59 $30,350 10.5 %
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 2,940 $17.32 $20.04 $41,690 2.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $15.32 $17.38 $36,150 11.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 160 $22.24 $20.71 $43,070 6.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $14.28 $15.71 $32,670 4.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $20.64 $21.12 $43,920 2.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $21.16 $21.98 $45,710 5.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $17.94 $20.68 $43,020 12.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $15.59 $16.19 $33,680 3.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $12.41 $14.34 $29,830 9.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $16.25 $17.58 $36,560 7.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $21.71 $23.43 $48,740 10.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 810 $17.20 $20.03 $41,670 4.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (4) $16.02 $18.82 $39,150 9.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (4) $13.49 $18.95 $39,410 3.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $15.23 $17.46 $36,320 3.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $18.32 $18.62 $38,720 16.5 %
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 950 $19.87 $20.71 $43,090 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 170 $18.56 $19.86 $41,300 6.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $22.17 $23.06 $47,970 7.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 70 $27.57 $27.77 $57,750 4.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 200 $17.16 $18.96 $39,440 3.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $26.54 $27.50 $57,200 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 180 $21.95 $21.85 $45,450 6.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $24.64 $26.90 $55,960 21.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (4) $21.56 $20.45 $42,530 6.1 %
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 2,470 $18.87 $20.88 $43,420 4.3 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 30 $20.85 $22.21 $46,190 13.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 180 $20.30 $20.14 $41,880 6.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $23.69 $25.43 $52,900 5.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $31.70 $32.65 $67,920 6.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (4) $29.70 $30.44 $63,320 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $28.60 $30.44 $63,320 3.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 170 $39.56 $37.59 $78,180 5.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $13.64 $12.67 $26,350 17.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $20.06 $19.10 $39,740 10.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $14.23 $14.69 $30,550 7.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $13.73 $13.22 $27,490 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 390 $19.16 $18.75 $39,000 3.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (4) $13.18 $19.41 $40,380 12.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (4) $19.45 $20.90 $43,470 10.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $16.68 $19.05 $39,620 16.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 400 $12.28 $13.27 $27,590 3.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 750 $21.12 $23.78 $49,460 10.1 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 30 $20.82 $21.73 $45,200 2.7 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (4) $32.03 $31.50 $65,530 4.8 %
19-2031 Chemists (4) $13.15 $16.42 $34,150 8.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $17.64 $18.49 $38,450 5.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 110 $43.76 $39.75 $82,680 8.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (4) $12.46 $14.36 $29,880 20.2 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 130 $19.66 $19.85 $41,280 9.8 %
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 1,180 $15.97 $15.99 $33,260 5.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $14.69 $16.15 $33,590 10.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 360 $19.14 $18.99 $39,490 4.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $21.33 $19.08 $39,680 11.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $12.15 $13.13 $27,300 11.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $14.76 $14.74 $30,660 5.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $18.81 $18.94 $39,400 6.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 30 $13.04 $12.86 $26,740 11.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $8.91 $9.40 $19,550 4.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 700 $20.65 $26.78 $55,700 10.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 470 $25.20 $33.66 $70,020 16.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 190 $12.37 $12.75 $26,520 7.3 %
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 8,740 $14.74 $14.85 $30,880 6.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (4) (2) (2) $48,180 8.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 160 $20.05 $20.24 $42,100 2.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 400 $10.90 $10.03 $20,870 5.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (2) (2) $33,900 5.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,610 (2) (2) $32,590 4.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 430 (2) (2) $30,440 3.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 310 $15.46 $15.18 $31,570 16.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $17.47 $17.43 $36,250 4.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (4) $21.37 $23.80 $49,500 2.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,470 (2) (2) $12,990 4.0 %
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 1,060 $10.24 $12.42 $25,830 6.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $8.02 $8.68 $18,060 7.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (4) $10.37 $10.97 $22,820 4.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $14.04 $15.22 $31,660 4.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 (2) (2) $36,330 11.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 100 $8.45 $10.08 $20,970 2.2 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 40 $11.98 $17.34 $36,070 11.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $13.76 $14.10 $29,320 8.6 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $11.79 $13.29 $27,640 13.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $8.02 $7.91 $16,450 5.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (4) $11.55 $14.92 $31,030 9.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $7.73 $8.64 $17,970 10.2 %
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 8,460 $17.62 $21.17 $44,030 5.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $15.89 $15.59 $32,430 9.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $31.57 $31.22 $64,930 2.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons (4) (3) $70.00 $145,600 28.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (4) $40.84 $38.20 $79,460 11.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,290 $20.07 $21.53 $44,790 3.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $27.25 $26.40 $54,920 6.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 220 $30.22 $31.25 $64,990 7.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $15.09 $15.02 $31,240 5.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $19.92 $21.46 $44,650 7.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $17.47 $16.94 $35,240 13.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $17.86 $17.03 $35,430 7.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $9.95 $10.75 $22,370 5.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (4) $15.77 $15.62 $32,490 4.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $19.81 $20.09 $41,780 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 450 $13.42 $13.44 $27,950 2.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 30 $7.17 $7.71 $16,030 12.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $7.99 $8.17 $17,000 3.9 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians (4) $6.35 $7.04 $14,630 5.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $13.96 $13.11 $27,260 3.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,340 $12.05 $12.09 $25,140 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $10.02 $10.58 $22,020 9.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $10.75 $11.00 $22,870 2.2 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 $17.79 $17.32 $36,020 7.4 %
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 4,810 $6.77 $7.41 $15,410 3.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (4) $8.20 $8.77 $18,250 5.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,440 $6.18 $6.19 $12,870 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $7.43 $9.75 $20,280 14.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $7.49 $7.70 $16,020 4.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $11.81 $11.23 $23,350 6.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (4) $8.75 $8.98 $18,690 6.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 210 $9.76 $9.66 $20,090 3.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (4) $6.38 $6.60 $13,730 4.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $6.46 $6.52 $13,570 3.8 %
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 3,460 $10.27 $10.91 $22,690 6.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $14.66 $16.36 $34,020 10.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (4) $15.92 $15.81 $32,880 8.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $13.15 $16.57 $34,460 20.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 310 $8.53 $8.86 $18,420 8.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (4) $12.15 $12.37 $25,720 3.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 950 $7.76 $8.11 $16,880 3.5 %
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 11,110 $6.31 $6.74 $14,020 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $13.52 $14.03 $29,190 5.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 570 $11.90 $12.52 $26,050 4.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 970 $6.06 $5.91 $12,300 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 950 $6.23 $6.34 $13,190 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 940 $6.52 $6.67 $13,880 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 330 $6.87 $7.96 $16,550 13.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 760 $6.61 $6.78 $14,100 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 180 $6.41 $6.51 $13,530 2.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,450 $6.22 $6.49 $13,500 3.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 410 $6.11 $6.19 $12,880 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,260 $6.17 $6.16 $12,820 2.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (4) $6.27 $6.27 $13,040 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 840 $6.33 $6.36 $13,240 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 580 $6.15 $6.10 $12,680 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 300 $6.23 $6.22 $12,950 2.3 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,090 $6.65 $7.61 $15,820 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $11.00 $11.42 $23,760 6.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $11.42 $11.98 $24,930 16.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,800 $6.74 $7.47 $15,540 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 970 $6.10 $6.08 $12,640 1.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 200 $10.97 $10.45 $21,740 11.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 540 $6.90 $7.36 $15,310 2.6 %
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 2,940 $6.25 $6.82 $14,190 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $6.60 $7.81 $16,240 13.5 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (4) $6.21 $6.18 $12,850 7.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $6.88 $6.93 $14,420 3.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $5.99 $5.85 $12,170 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $6.25 $7.24 $15,050 5.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (4) $6.50 $7.38 $15,360 10.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $7.36 $9.22 $19,170 19.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 640 $5.99 $5.96 $12,390 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 620 $6.16 $6.01 $12,500 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $7.43 $11.10 $23,080 20.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 380 $6.40 $7.19 $14,950 7.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (4) $6.11 $5.93 $12,330 5.1 %
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 18,690 $7.86 $11.17 $23,230 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,980 $12.86 $14.70 $30,570 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 200 $18.53 $19.59 $40,740 9.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,160 $6.37 $6.62 $13,770 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 740 $6.72 $7.81 $16,250 7.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 600 $7.73 $9.04 $18,800 5.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,720 $7.06 $8.55 $17,780 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $16.00 $20.46 $42,560 14.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 310 $29.15 $30.35 $63,130 12.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $21.34 $30.84 $64,140 14.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 100 $10.39 $13.34 $27,750 6.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 690 $19.31 $21.60 $44,930 7.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,860 $17.39 $19.51 $40,580 3.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $8.46 $11.60 $24,130 11.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (4) $6.89 $7.33 $15,240 9.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 150 $13.17 $17.80 $37,020 14.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 $7.51 $8.45 $17,580 10.3 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 30 $13.70 $18.11 $37,670 7.6 %
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 25,050 $9.25 $10.52 $21,880 2.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,420 $12.81 $14.06 $29,240 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 540 $6.59 $7.03 $14,620 6.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 340 $10.09 $10.28 $21,370 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 570 $9.82 $10.11 $21,040 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,420 $9.71 $10.81 $22,480 3.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $10.21 $10.38 $21,580 5.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 770 $6.81 $7.05 $14,660 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (4) $9.08 $10.11 $21,040 11.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (4) $7.42 $7.56 $15,720 9.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 820 $9.38 $10.02 $20,840 3.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 250 $7.41 $7.61 $15,820 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $7.17 $7.18 $14,940 4.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $8.49 $8.68 $18,060 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (4) $7.68 $7.94 $16,510 4.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $7.59 $8.46 $17,600 5.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (4) $8.89 $9.06 $18,850 6.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $10.43 $11.45 $23,810 5.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $10.36 $10.36 $21,560 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,270 $7.78 $7.99 $16,610 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 140 $7.51 $7.75 $16,130 3.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (4) $9.77 $9.24 $19,220 10.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,240 $20.16 $18.73 $38,960 6.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $11.80 $11.68 $24,290 4.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $19.01 $18.67 $38,830 2.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 410 $18.03 $17.21 $35,790 1.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 210 $16.07 $14.70 $30,580 3.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $14.19 $14.82 $30,820 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 620 $9.05 $9.69 $20,150 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,030 $6.66 $7.64 $15,900 2.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $13.61 $12.83 $26,680 6.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,010 $11.24 $11.95 $24,850 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 310 $14.22 $14.10 $29,320 3.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 250 $10.04 $10.44 $21,720 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,950 $8.68 $9.23 $19,190 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $10.88 $11.73 $24,390 4.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (4) $7.65 $8.10 $16,840 3.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 220 $8.09 $8.39 $17,450 2.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (4) $8.09 $9.58 $19,930 16.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $15.84 $16.00 $33,290 7.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $6.41 $7.47 $15,530 11.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,400 $8.00 $8.72 $18,140 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (4) $8.14 $8.11 $16,860 2.7 %
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 470 $6.92 $8.70 $18,100 8.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (4) $16.83 $16.45 $34,210 8.8 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $15.39 $15.57 $32,390 2.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 30 $7.80 $8.20 $17,050 9.1 %
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 12,800 $11.27 $12.48 $25,950 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,270 $18.50 $19.81 $41,200 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (4) $17.82 $17.24 $35,870 5.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 560 $11.35 $11.39 $23,690 2.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $10.01 $10.72 $22,300 3.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 940 $8.77 $8.85 $18,410 2.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $12.60 $12.88 $26,790 4.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 440 $12.79 $12.77 $26,560 2.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 530 $15.74 $15.63 $32,520 8.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 640 $11.12 $11.20 $23,300 3.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (4) $9.50 $9.66 $20,090 8.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 560 $11.75 $12.15 $25,270 5.5 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (4) $15.76 $16.22 $33,740 4.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $9.63 $10.35 $21,530 15.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $9.97 $10.67 $22,200 5.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (4) $16.99 $18.40 $38,280 14.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 60 $8.84 $9.06 $18,850 4.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (4) $7.64 $8.25 $17,160 13.7 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 50 $7.66 $7.67 $15,950 6.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (4) $8.14 $8.24 $17,150 8.8 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 60 $7.92 $8.35 $17,370 10.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (4) $16.10 $16.54 $34,400 7.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (4) $7.39 $7.67 $15,950 6.3 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 460 $14.50 $13.94 $28,990 7.4 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 290 $13.85 $21.25 $44,200 19.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 870 $12.34 $13.72 $28,540 7.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 150 $19.13 $17.78 $36,980 10.8 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 1,170 $11.07 $11.59 $24,110 4.8 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers (4) $9.41 $9.50 $19,750 3.3 %
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 9,450 $13.27 $14.75 $30,670 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 680 $20.57 $21.07 $43,820 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $12.97 $15.25 $31,710 9.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $18.36 $17.32 $36,030 2.2 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians (4) $18.74 $18.62 $38,720 5.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $15.44 $16.50 $34,320 4.7 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (4) $17.01 $17.21 $35,790 4.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 $6.93 $11.24 $23,380 28.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (4) $10.85 $11.88 $24,720 10.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 420 $22.56 $22.22 $46,220 6.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (4) $14.75 $14.30 $29,750 5.9 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (4) $7.61 $8.40 $17,470 13.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,100 $12.26 $13.94 $29,000 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 490 $12.72 $13.77 $28,650 4.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 170 $12.21 $11.60 $24,130 3.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 680 $13.62 $13.83 $28,760 3.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $11.38 $10.85 $22,560 9.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 190 $15.91 $15.49 $32,230 19.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 110 $14.66 $14.43 $30,010 6.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 390 $12.56 $14.25 $29,630 9.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 420 $12.93 $15.08 $31,380 10.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,610 $11.47 $12.24 $25,470 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (4) $9.92 $10.69 $22,230 7.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $14.47 $15.11 $31,430 12.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (4) $19.30 $19.26 $40,060 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 250 $16.09 $22.07 $45,910 15.1 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 30 $10.09 $10.09 $20,990 3.3 %
49-9096 Riggers 190 $10.75 $11.05 $22,980 3.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 240 $8.24 $9.48 $19,720 7.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 12,880 $10.45 $11.89 $24,730 4.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 980 $16.07 $18.08 $37,610 6.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (4) $14.40 $13.19 $27,440 11.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 200 $9.64 $11.17 $23,230 6.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 240 $7.74 $7.88 $16,390 5.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 340 $8.54 $9.60 $19,960 4.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (4) $6.52 $6.84 $14,230 6.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 180 $10.08 $10.30 $21,430 2.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $9.05 $10.39 $21,610 8.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,300 $13.45 $13.49 $28,050 2.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 850 $13.98 $14.00 $29,120 2.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $8.14 $8.58 $17,840 4.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $11.97 $11.62 $24,170 4.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 330 $6.27 $6.42 $13,360 3.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 470 $6.35 $7.49 $15,580 12.1 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand (4) $6.86 $7.20 $14,980 4.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (4) $7.65 $7.71 $16,030 3.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (4) $6.36 $8.62 $17,940 5.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (4) $12.84 $12.93 $26,890 12.6 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 30 $14.67 $16.07 $33,420 20.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (4) $15.47 $16.09 $33,480 3.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $9.80 $10.24 $21,300 10.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 40 $22.78 $22.35 $46,500 4.3 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 170 $17.16 $15.64 $32,530 13.0 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 380 $14.90 $16.00 $33,290 9.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $10.15 $10.39 $21,610 4.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $9.39 $9.06 $18,840 6.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $11.57 $12.36 $25,720 13.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (4) $18.56 $16.97 $35,290 7.5 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 30 $12.73 $13.10 $27,250 7.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (4) $14.11 $12.61 $26,230 12.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 330 $9.52 $9.44 $19,630 3.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $9.81 $10.56 $21,970 5.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (4) $12.17 $16.54 $34,400 18.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (4) $6.44 $7.30 $15,180 11.1 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (4) $6.28 $6.42 $13,360 5.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 560 $7.41 $7.62 $15,850 6.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 13,520 $10.36 $11.86 $24,670 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 300 $15.99 $18.08 $37,600 4.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $20.45 $20.50 $42,630 4.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 110 (2) (2) $55,710 6.1 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (4) $6.18 $5.97 $12,420 6.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 600 $8.02 $9.51 $19,790 12.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 530 $9.77 $10.58 $22,010 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,250 $12.26 $13.52 $28,120 5.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,270 $8.84 $9.75 $20,290 6.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 390 $7.69 $8.54 $17,770 9.5 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 360 $11.93 $13.75 $28,610 8.6 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 340 $16.22 $18.71 $38,920 14.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (4) $6.62 $6.94 $14,430 6.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $8.12 $8.89 $18,480 5.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 280 $14.89 $14.38 $29,910 4.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (4) $12.16 $12.38 $25,750 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 690 $9.45 $9.48 $19,720 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 $6.53 $7.05 $14,670 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,220 $8.50 $9.09 $18,910 4.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 100 $9.74 $9.59 $19,940 11.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 790 $6.18 $6.45 $13,410 3.1 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 710 $14.01 $15.69 $32,640 14.2 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (4) $18.54 $18.31 $38,080 3.7 %

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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