Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lake Charles, LA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Lake Charles, 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 4,840 $23.11 $25.90 $53,880 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 330 $27.33 $34.84 $72,470 7.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,110 $23.06 $25.36 $52,750 2.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $13.91 $16.99 $35,340 9.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $21.45 $27.67 $57,560 16.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $24.12 $25.18 $52,370 8.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $17.31 $22.71 $47,230 9.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 150 $16.05 $19.10 $39,720 5.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $29.12 $29.09 $60,510 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 250 $29.50 $31.57 $65,670 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 110 $23.53 $25.40 $52,820 4.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $27.42 $30.24 $62,900 5.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $17.63 $18.74 $38,970 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $22.58 $25.11 $52,220 5.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $22.05 $24.35 $50,650 8.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (4) $38.79 $37.75 $78,530 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $13.45 $14.68 $30,520 7.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $21.33 $21.23 $44,170 2.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 $12.93 $17.44 $36,280 11.3 %
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 2,700 $19.28 $21.11 $43,910 8.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (4) $12.99 $13.75 $28,590 7.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $15.48 $15.54 $32,320 5.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $24.49 $25.55 $53,150 11.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $17.64 $20.46 $42,560 6.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $14.96 $15.18 $31,580 7.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $13.19 $17.48 $36,360 18.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $15.62 $17.55 $36,510 10.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (4) $27.75 $29.14 $60,620 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 590 $16.73 $18.75 $38,990 7.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (4) $14.98 $14.51 $30,180 6.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (4) $21.61 $19.31 $40,170 10.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (4) $6.39 $7.27 $15,120 18.9 %
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 970 $22.49 $22.90 $47,620 5.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $21.57 $21.86 $45,470 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $16.51 $17.15 $35,680 7.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (4) $25.89 $26.43 $54,980 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $22.62 $22.71 $47,240 6.6 %
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 1,810 $25.79 $26.52 $55,160 7.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $14.64 $14.03 $29,180 9.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $27.37 $28.65 $59,600 5.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (4) $32.19 $32.47 $67,550 5.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (4) $20.31 $19.95 $41,500 9.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (4) $30.51 $29.74 $61,850 8.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $25.98 $27.28 $56,740 5.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (4) $30.10 $29.11 $60,550 3.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $33.64 $33.53 $69,730 2.2 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (4) $38.58 $38.10 $79,250 5.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (4) $12.10 $12.95 $26,930 15.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (4) $23.52 $25.56 $53,170 13.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $12.23 $12.94 $26,910 8.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (4) $21.03 $20.09 $41,780 8.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (4) $12.70 $13.61 $28,310 6.3 %
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 940 $23.71 $24.95 $51,900 7.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 80 $28.62 $27.70 $57,620 3.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (4) $21.30 $23.33 $48,530 9.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (4) $29.52 $31.50 $65,520 4.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 140 $23.05 $20.14 $41,880 12.5 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (4) $19.35 $21.01 $43,700 5.6 %
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 580 $13.32 $13.94 $28,990 5.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $12.53 $12.83 $26,680 8.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 $12.39 $12.93 $26,890 6.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (4) $16.57 $17.37 $36,130 2.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators (4) $8.19 $11.12 $23,130 16.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $9.76 $10.68 $22,220 7.5 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 590 $21.92 $31.80 $66,150 23.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (4) $14.07 $15.49 $32,220 9.8 %
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 250 $7.84 $9.54 $19,840 12.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $7.75 $7.77 $16,170 4.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 90 (2) (2) $14,690 3.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 620 $10.07 $11.99 $24,930 5.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (4) $6.06 $6.07 $12,630 6.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $9.64 $9.95 $20,700 7.1 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 70 $12.61 $14.88 $30,960 14.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $16.52 $18.38 $38,220 8.9 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $11.50 $12.02 $24,990 8.6 %
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 4,090 $13.61 $17.14 $35,660 5.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $12.15 $12.51 $26,030 20.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $31.30 $30.09 $62,590 3.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,320 $17.78 $16.32 $33,950 4.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (4) $18.74 $17.85 $37,130 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (4) $25.49 $30.48 $63,390 3.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $20.25 $20.74 $43,150 4.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $29.90 $29.05 $60,420 6.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $15.49 $15.83 $32,920 4.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 280 $11.97 $12.06 $25,080 6.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $18.12 $17.58 $36,570 9.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (4) $9.14 $10.47 $21,770 9.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $7.64 $8.81 $18,320 8.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 640 $11.82 $14.53 $30,220 7.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $7.78 $7.95 $16,540 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $6.60 $7.16 $14,900 5.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $19.22 $21.85 $45,440 10.8 %
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 2,380 $6.70 $7.17 $14,920 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 510 $6.50 $6.87 $14,280 7.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,090 $6.39 $6.40 $13,300 2.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (4) $9.19 $8.93 $18,560 3.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 340 $8.75 $9.22 $19,170 2.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $7.96 $8.10 $16,850 5.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (4) $7.25 $7.05 $14,660 3.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (4) $7.60 $8.19 $17,040 9.2 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,370 $8.99 $10.16 $21,130 7.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $12.95 $13.93 $28,970 4.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (4) $12.53 $13.47 $28,010 3.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $8.74 $12.83 $26,690 12.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 280 $9.82 $10.33 $21,490 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (4) $6.38 $6.83 $14,200 4.2 %
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 7,060 $6.49 $6.95 $14,460 2.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 100 $19.03 $17.86 $37,140 9.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 410 $8.92 $9.50 $19,760 4.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 560 $6.03 $5.91 $12,300 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $6.14 $6.11 $12,700 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 450 $7.81 $7.81 $16,240 2.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (4) $6.29 $6.37 $13,250 4.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 300 $6.73 $7.30 $15,180 6.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 $6.64 $6.60 $13,720 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,550 $6.48 $6.73 $14,000 4.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 50 $6.33 $6.26 $13,030 5.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,280 $6.30 $6.44 $13,390 3.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (4) $6.23 $6.25 $12,990 5.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 130 $6.28 $6.20 $12,900 4.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 200 $6.21 $6.08 $12,640 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.44 $7.31 $15,200 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 2,460 $6.46 $6.95 $14,450 3.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $8.89 $9.05 $18,830 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $10.79 $11.09 $23,070 6.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 $6.40 $7.10 $14,760 4.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 970 $6.15 $6.00 $12,470 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $7.55 $7.76 $16,150 2.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,870 $6.86 $8.56 $17,810 7.0 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors (4) $16.11 $17.01 $35,380 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $11.31 $10.68 $22,210 7.2 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 60 $7.87 $8.06 $16,770 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (4) $7.18 $7.30 $15,190 7.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 $7.65 $7.96 $16,550 5.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 480 $6.15 $6.16 $12,810 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (4) $6.30 $6.28 $13,060 5.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (4) $11.72 $11.25 $23,410 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $6.70 $7.57 $15,750 4.8 %
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 8,370 $8.11 $11.03 $22,950 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,060 $12.65 $13.30 $27,660 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers (4) $13.27 $17.95 $37,340 17.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,300 $6.53 $6.75 $14,040 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $7.65 $8.12 $16,880 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 100 $10.60 $11.78 $24,500 7.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,460 $6.78 $8.78 $18,250 4.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $11.86 $14.03 $29,190 3.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (4) $17.85 $19.83 $41,250 6.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 330 $18.16 $17.91 $37,250 5.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 700 $19.48 $22.60 $47,010 7.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (4) $9.80 $10.37 $21,560 14.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $8.23 $10.35 $21,520 14.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 $6.36 $8.65 $17,990 14.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11,650 $9.39 $10.52 $21,880 2.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 860 $13.07 $14.61 $30,390 4.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $7.54 $7.79 $16,190 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $9.80 $10.46 $21,760 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 $9.31 $9.53 $19,820 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,020 $9.97 $10.25 $21,320 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $11.78 $12.22 $25,410 3.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $8.66 $9.99 $20,770 6.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 490 $7.93 $8.40 $17,480 3.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $10.08 $11.14 $23,160 6.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 630 $10.13 $10.87 $22,610 5.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $6.22 $6.43 $13,380 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $6.72 $6.66 $13,850 3.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (4) $8.77 $8.69 $18,080 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (4) $8.69 $9.10 $18,920 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $9.04 $9.16 $19,060 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $13.84 $13.71 $28,530 6.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 560 $8.26 $8.64 $17,980 3.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 $7.09 $8.69 $18,080 10.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $7.33 $7.14 $14,840 8.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $8.81 $8.73 $18,160 7.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 $14.88 $14.95 $31,090 8.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (4) $8.57 $9.27 $19,280 7.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $19.34 $18.38 $38,230 9.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 360 $8.34 $9.41 $19,570 6.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 880 $7.52 $9.34 $19,420 7.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $8.00 $8.43 $17,530 5.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 480 $12.24 $13.06 $27,170 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (4) $13.77 $13.60 $28,290 9.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 $8.66 $8.87 $18,450 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,250 $8.47 $8.84 $18,390 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $10.36 $10.38 $21,580 9.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $7.74 $7.88 $16,390 4.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $7.90 $8.20 $17,050 3.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $12.70 $13.76 $28,630 4.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (4) $9.13 $9.35 $19,440 7.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,160 $8.29 $9.23 $19,190 3.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $12.19 $13.28 $27,610 14.9 %
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 120 $9.50 $10.54 $21,920 9.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 $11.81 $14.92 $31,030 20.0 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7,730 $13.28 $13.58 $28,250 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 710 $18.69 $19.00 $39,520 4.0 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 130 $14.05 $13.92 $28,960 5.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $15.79 $15.84 $32,950 5.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 680 $14.20 $14.26 $29,650 2.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $14.84 $14.32 $29,790 5.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,620 $10.12 $10.52 $21,870 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $13.32 $12.81 $26,650 5.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,000 $15.63 $15.58 $32,400 2.4 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 160 $12.58 $12.71 $26,440 2.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $12.91 $12.88 $26,790 2.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 710 $16.53 $16.77 $34,880 2.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $13.19 $12.77 $26,550 3.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 90 $15.01 $13.98 $29,080 12.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 110 $9.88 $9.94 $20,680 4.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 200 $10.03 $10.03 $20,850 5.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 170 $8.51 $9.41 $19,560 4.5 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (4) $10.49 $10.43 $21,700 4.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $16.56 $16.94 $35,240 10.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $11.26 $12.80 $26,610 9.1 %
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 4,770 $14.82 $15.57 $32,380 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $21.46 $21.55 $44,820 3.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $12.54 $12.35 $25,690 7.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $18.03 $16.97 $35,310 9.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (4) $24.80 $23.94 $49,790 6.3 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 40 $22.90 $21.32 $44,340 10.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 $11.88 $11.85 $24,650 4.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $15.92 $17.23 $35,840 14.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $11.12 $12.37 $25,730 7.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $13.63 $13.77 $28,650 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $16.44 $16.45 $34,220 4.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (4) $7.47 $7.95 $16,540 6.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $23.81 $21.43 $44,580 8.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 40 $15.55 $15.12 $31,450 7.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (4) $7.83 $7.97 $16,570 5.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (4) $18.68 $18.52 $38,520 5.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,090 $14.26 $14.87 $30,930 4.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (4) $14.32 $16.27 $33,830 13.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 $15.19 $14.63 $30,440 6.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $16.42 $17.80 $37,020 14.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 220 $14.38 $14.99 $31,170 4.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 330 $9.65 $9.70 $20,170 3.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 5,890 $15.89 $16.73 $34,790 4.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers (4) $22.77 $23.77 $49,450 5.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $12.07 $10.65 $22,150 16.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (4) $9.67 $9.87 $20,540 8.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $6.82 $7.55 $15,700 9.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $11.64 $11.72 $24,380 3.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (4) $9.74 $9.78 $20,340 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 260 $16.85 $17.28 $35,940 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 450 $15.56 $15.74 $32,740 2.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $9.86 $10.18 $21,170 5.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 30 $14.57 $13.76 $28,630 6.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $6.43 $6.67 $13,860 4.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $6.83 $7.02 $14,600 9.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (4) $13.77 $13.94 $29,000 10.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (4) $21.24 $20.23 $42,080 4.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 80 $19.71 $19.52 $40,600 10.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 260 $11.69 $12.05 $25,060 11.1 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 790 $23.67 $23.23 $48,320 4.8 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 30 $24.19 $23.28 $48,430 4.9 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (4) $23.63 $23.27 $48,390 4.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (4) $14.81 $14.28 $29,700 8.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 200 $11.84 $12.53 $26,060 4.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (4) $10.02 $11.60 $24,130 16.8 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (4) $8.64 $8.38 $17,420 7.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 170 $8.60 $9.81 $20,410 8.6 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4,700 $9.90 $11.11 $23,110 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $17.07 $17.87 $37,160 14.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $17.40 $17.97 $37,370 4.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (4) $8.79 $8.73 $18,150 13.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $8.65 $9.13 $18,980 7.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 930 $13.12 $13.48 $28,050 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 400 $9.27 $9.72 $20,230 4.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $6.53 $7.32 $15,220 7.0 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (4) $8.36 $9.57 $19,900 9.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $7.41 $7.16 $14,900 4.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $14.87 $14.86 $30,910 2.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $11.53 $11.98 $24,920 11.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $9.28 $10.07 $20,950 5.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $6.26 $6.87 $14,280 8.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,030 $8.23 $8.92 $18,550 4.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 250 $6.48 $6.76 $14,070 4.1 %

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.

(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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2000 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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