Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lowell, MA-NH PMSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Lowell, MA-NH PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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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 9,740 $34.88 $37.12 $77,210 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 710 $64.82 $54.69 $113,760 6.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,350 $38.68 $40.03 $83,260 2.4 %
11-1031 Legislators (4) $6.88 $7.63 $15,880 5.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (4) $38.64 $39.47 $82,090 8.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 530 $37.85 $38.27 $79,600 2.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 480 $42.78 $42.91 $89,260 4.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $23.89 $24.97 $51,940 7.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 560 $33.44 $34.86 $72,510 4.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 580 $40.97 $42.12 $87,600 2.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 730 $35.31 $36.59 $76,100 2.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (4) $26.44 $28.88 $60,070 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 440 $28.08 $30.12 $62,650 4.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 150 $29.07 $29.43 $61,210 4.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $23.80 $24.64 $51,260 5.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $24.56 $24.90 $51,790 7.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $14.02 $15.63 $32,510 4.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (2) (2) $70,790 2.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 580 $44.89 $45.67 $95,000 2.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 290 $16.40 $17.49 $36,370 2.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $36.34 $30.39 $63,200 22.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $26.31 $28.10 $58,450 8.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $20.59 $24.37 $50,690 7.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $20.13 $21.34 $44,390 5.4 %
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 5,820 $26.50 $28.14 $58,520 6.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (4) $21.08 $28.14 $58,520 22.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 220 $21.61 $24.75 $51,480 8.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 390 $21.31 $22.01 $45,770 2.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (4) $19.39 $20.04 $41,670 11.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $28.01 $28.74 $59,780 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 350 $25.82 $25.96 $53,990 6.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $22.17 $24.27 $50,480 4.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $21.48 $22.30 $46,380 4.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $23.64 $24.54 $51,050 5.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (4) $30.42 $30.50 $63,430 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 920 $20.88 $22.79 $47,400 2.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 150 $15.52 $15.88 $33,030 5.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $24.92 $25.71 $53,470 5.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $19.67 $19.70 $40,970 4.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 160 $26.92 $27.78 $57,780 5.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 80 $13.91 $15.80 $32,870 11.0 %
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 7,650 $33.49 $33.98 $70,690 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (4) $39.40 $38.65 $80,390 2.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,940 $39.49 $39.44 $82,020 2.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,300 $37.45 $37.37 $77,720 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,510 $26.04 $26.63 $55,390 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 620 $31.11 $30.98 $64,440 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 160 $28.40 $28.51 $59,300 2.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 600 $28.37 $27.86 $57,960 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 190 $28.29 $28.81 $59,910 3.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (4) $19.32 $22.41 $46,610 13.6 %
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 4,800 $28.07 $29.18 $60,700 2.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (4) $30.36 $31.36 $65,230 4.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $23.82 $24.33 $50,610 3.8 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 270 $34.42 $35.20 $73,210 5.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 950 $36.68 $35.37 $73,570 2.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (4) $37.07 $36.71 $76,360 3.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $30.51 $31.92 $66,400 6.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $26.34 $27.67 $57,550 4.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 630 $30.58 $30.13 $62,670 2.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (4) $31.53 $32.17 $66,920 3.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 390 $32.33 $34.50 $71,760 2.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $17.89 $19.40 $40,340 6.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 130 $25.27 $27.33 $56,840 10.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 140 $21.07 $21.32 $44,350 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 580 $20.36 $21.10 $43,890 3.4 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 240 $18.52 $18.63 $38,760 5.3 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (4) $15.62 $16.68 $34,700 4.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (4) $29.45 $29.73 $61,850 6.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 150 $18.40 $18.94 $39,400 2.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (4) $13.06 $13.29 $27,650 5.4 %
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 1,530 $23.74 $25.63 $53,310 7.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 90 $23.62 $27.41 $57,010 8.1 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 40 $41.66 $41.75 $86,840 7.8 %
19-3011 Economists (4) $23.18 $27.62 $57,440 8.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (4) $22.34 $21.29 $44,290 4.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $20.97 $22.78 $47,370 11.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 120 $18.24 $19.05 $39,630 3.4 %
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 1,360 $15.06 $16.20 $33,710 5.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (4) $10.34 $12.56 $26,120 17.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $21.93 $22.13 $46,030 2.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $12.82 $14.94 $31,080 8.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (4) $10.15 $11.09 $23,060 10.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $18.44 $19.26 $40,070 10.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $23.54 $21.66 $45,060 7.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 250 $14.46 $14.31 $29,760 6.6 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 370 $20.78 $27.23 $56,630 6.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $42.32 $40.61 $84,470 8.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 190 $18.99 $18.34 $38,150 8.6 %
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 8,030 $18.80 $18.87 $39,250 2.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 690 $10.32 $10.63 $22,100 3.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (2) (2) $41,050 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,820 (2) (2) $44,230 3.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,100 (2) (2) $46,390 2.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,380 (2) (2) $46,910 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 310 (2) (2) $44,330 2.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (2) (2) $44,740 2.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (2) (2) $49,480 3.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $18.89 $18.34 $38,140 5.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $20.97 $20.94 $43,550 3.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $10.76 $10.65 $22,150 3.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $16.29 $18.68 $38,850 16.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,230 (2) (2) $19,690 4.6 %
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 950 $18.77 $20.18 $41,970 4.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors 30 $24.92 $24.99 $51,990 7.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (4) $21.48 $23.22 $48,310 3.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (4) $9.81 $10.11 $21,020 4.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 $20.76 $22.09 $45,950 6.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $15.49 $18.25 $37,960 6.8 %
27-3041 Editors (4) $19.71 $20.58 $42,800 8.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 $28.55 $28.44 $59,160 2.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $23.87 $21.32 $44,350 18.8 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $12.96 $13.60 $28,280 3.1 %
27-4021 Photographers (4) $8.36 $11.30 $23,500 7.5 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 6,020 $22.23 $23.69 $49,280 3.4 %
29-1020 Dentists 160 $38.46 $38.56 $80,210 9.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $16.42 $17.34 $36,060 5.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $32.43 $31.68 $65,890 2.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (4) $67.50 $60.14 $125,080 21.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General (4) (3) $58.65 $121,990 25.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (4) $16.44 $20.81 $43,290 22.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,700 $24.08 $23.83 $49,580 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $23.94 $22.88 $47,590 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $25.91 $26.02 $54,120 3.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $24.35 $22.84 $47,510 5.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $25.60 $25.15 $52,310 6.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $13.64 $15.13 $31,460 10.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 240 $23.97 $22.73 $47,290 8.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (4) $23.67 $22.24 $46,270 9.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $25.09 $26.53 $55,180 8.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $18.56 $19.07 $39,660 6.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 350 $13.05 $13.82 $28,740 1.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $8.76 $9.23 $19,200 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.67 $11.67 $24,280 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 600 $17.86 $17.75 $36,930 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $12.19 $12.95 $26,940 5.1 %
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 2,460 $10.43 $11.17 $23,240 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 170 $9.71 $9.92 $20,630 6.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,470 $10.18 $10.32 $21,470 1.9 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (4) $16.63 $16.75 $34,850 4.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $17.86 $17.97 $37,380 3.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 70 $7.76 $8.79 $18,280 5.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 270 $14.85 $14.40 $29,960 6.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (4) $13.07 $13.25 $27,570 7.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $14.25 $14.31 $29,770 2.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $7.76 $7.91 $16,460 3.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $8.19 $8.55 $17,790 4.5 %
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 2,570 $14.93 $16.01 $33,310 8.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 170 $28.55 $29.22 $60,780 5.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 140 $25.34 $26.14 $54,360 2.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 350 $22.21 $21.78 $45,310 4.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 540 $19.70 $19.95 $41,500 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,080 $9.56 $9.91 $20,610 2.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 120 $6.54 $7.37 $15,330 6.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9,280 $8.06 $8.77 $18,240 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $11.07 $11.55 $24,020 9.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 450 $12.83 $14.06 $29,250 3.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 130 $9.87 $9.86 $20,510 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $10.59 $10.60 $22,050 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $10.59 $10.63 $22,110 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 250 $10.05 $10.22 $21,260 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 640 $9.02 $9.08 $18,880 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 570 $6.83 $8.27 $17,200 4.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,390 $7.42 $7.78 $16,180 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,800 $6.97 $7.26 $15,100 2.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,720 $8.78 $9.00 $18,720 3.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $8.09 $10.08 $20,960 13.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 610 $7.31 $7.45 $15,500 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 400 $8.13 $8.54 $17,770 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $8.18 $8.41 $17,490 2.8 %
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 2,820 $10.99 $11.72 $24,370 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $15.24 $15.63 $32,520 2.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $16.76 $17.23 $35,840 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,050 $12.36 $12.22 $25,410 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 820 $8.43 $8.47 $17,630 2.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 730 $13.51 $13.70 $28,490 2.9 %
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 1,760 $8.46 $9.42 $19,590 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (4) $13.66 $13.76 $28,620 7.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $7.96 $8.14 $16,930 3.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $7.75 $9.57 $19,910 15.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $7.89 $8.56 $17,810 2.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 540 $9.82 $10.04 $20,890 6.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (4) $8.89 $8.95 $18,620 4.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $16.04 $14.31 $29,760 8.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 9,940 $11.31 $16.41 $34,130 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 580 $13.99 $15.73 $32,710 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 330 $22.68 $25.44 $52,920 5.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,020 $7.43 $7.90 $16,420 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 350 $8.52 $10.55 $21,950 6.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 100 $13.39 $13.98 $29,070 4.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,930 $8.76 $10.74 $22,330 5.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $22.33 $22.90 $47,640 10.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $27.18 $28.56 $59,410 15.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 110 $14.47 $13.80 $28,700 3.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,000 $29.81 $30.17 $62,750 4.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,320 $24.97 $28.25 $58,760 3.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 $12.52 $15.84 $32,950 21.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 260 $29.21 $30.92 $64,320 4.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 180 $13.66 $18.15 $37,750 13.7 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 70 $16.85 $18.96 $39,430 5.4 %
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 19,310 $12.99 $13.75 $28,610 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,090 $18.85 $19.60 $40,780 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 230 $11.38 $11.41 $23,740 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 270 $14.57 $14.46 $30,080 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 470 $14.71 $14.44 $30,040 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,640 $14.04 $14.29 $29,730 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $15.32 $15.66 $32,580 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $15.09 $15.42 $32,080 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 450 $9.63 $9.67 $20,110 2.6 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (4) $12.59 $13.01 $27,060 8.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $13.40 $13.87 $28,850 4.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 100 $13.32 $13.76 $28,620 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,930 $13.76 $14.40 $29,960 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 410 $8.24 $9.09 $18,900 3.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $11.43 $11.76 $24,470 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $12.91 $13.43 $27,940 2.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $12.27 $11.93 $24,810 7.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 390 $13.43 $13.83 $28,760 5.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 160 $17.44 $17.53 $36,460 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 $10.91 $11.17 $23,240 1.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $9.57 $9.44 $19,640 4.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $14.48 $13.84 $28,780 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $15.26 $15.49 $32,220 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 680 $19.22 $19.42 $40,390 2.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 850 $11.88 $12.48 $25,950 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,710 $9.93 $10.36 $21,560 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $11.97 $11.92 $24,800 6.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,420 $16.65 $17.30 $35,990 1.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (4) $15.28 $16.57 $34,460 11.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 530 $12.78 $12.84 $26,710 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,480 $12.95 $13.25 $27,560 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $14.12 $16.85 $35,050 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 400 $10.62 $11.49 $23,910 3.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (4) $11.91 $12.61 $26,230 5.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 $13.91 $14.99 $31,170 18.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (4) $11.07 $11.39 $23,690 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,980 $11.48 $12.03 $25,020 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (4) $8.92 $9.57 $19,890 9.4 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 30 $12.81 $12.68 $26,380 3.8 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (4) $18.64 $18.14 $37,730 7.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (4) $9.59 $11.17 $23,220 3.2 %
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 5,120 $19.26 $19.59 $40,750 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 540 $22.74 $22.93 $47,700 2.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 130 $19.48 $19.50 $40,560 4.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 600 $18.01 $19.02 $39,570 7.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (4) $19.99 $20.00 $41,600 4.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (4) $16.16 $16.69 $34,710 8.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $16.18 $17.23 $35,830 8.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 110 $23.04 $22.16 $46,100 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 890 $22.23 $22.17 $46,110 2.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250 $16.18 $17.94 $37,320 7.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (4) $18.47 $17.99 $37,420 3.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 360 $20.42 $20.94 $43,560 5.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $18.22 $17.66 $36,720 4.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 390 $19.59 $21.12 $43,940 7.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (4) $11.37 $12.63 $26,270 14.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (4) $13.06 $13.23 $27,510 7.3 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (4) $10.06 $13.57 $28,220 21.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $19.60 $18.88 $39,270 6.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $13.92 $15.05 $31,300 4.5 %
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 4,270 $17.48 $18.43 $38,330 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $24.67 $24.17 $50,280 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (4) $14.86 $15.02 $31,240 4.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (4) $21.93 $22.92 $47,670 4.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $12.29 $12.52 $26,040 4.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (4) $18.86 $20.52 $42,680 3.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $15.20 $15.85 $32,980 7.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 780 $16.23 $16.54 $34,410 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $18.72 $18.80 $39,100 3.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $18.99 $18.75 $39,010 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $15.51 $15.53 $32,290 3.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (4) $28.36 $24.39 $50,730 6.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $21.83 $21.30 $44,310 6.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 580 $14.86 $15.09 $31,390 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $14.29 $15.10 $31,410 4.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 60 $13.37 $13.94 $29,000 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $15.21 $15.00 $31,200 10.0 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 11,230 $13.55 $14.24 $29,610 1.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 850 $20.64 $21.37 $44,450 1.7 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (4) $10.32 $10.69 $22,230 5.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,180 $11.34 $11.93 $24,810 2.6 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (4) $12.93 $13.32 $27,710 4.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (4) $18.61 $18.15 $37,740 4.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 760 $10.96 $12.23 $25,430 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $11.10 $11.96 $24,880 4.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $20.18 $19.93 $41,460 1.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $14.59 $15.72 $32,700 5.6 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (4) $19.88 $19.94 $41,480 4.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $12.07 $11.88 $24,720 4.4 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $8.81 $8.98 $18,670 4.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $9.18 $9.28 $19,310 3.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $13.52 $13.85 $28,810 4.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $14.07 $13.99 $29,100 5.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.67 $13.70 $28,490 4.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $13.57 $14.33 $29,810 4.1 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $14.56 $14.19 $29,500 4.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 690 $14.97 $15.25 $31,720 4.9 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 130 $16.98 $16.65 $34,630 3.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $10.79 $11.70 $24,340 2.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (4) $11.87 $12.30 $25,590 2.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (4) $18.88 $19.14 $39,800 2.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 120 $14.99 $15.55 $32,340 4.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $13.66 $14.00 $29,130 8.3 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic (4) $17.86 $16.42 $34,150 6.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $12.28 $12.65 $26,320 4.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (4) $10.76 $12.04 $25,050 7.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers (4) $23.53 $21.86 $45,480 11.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (4) $17.48 $17.42 $36,240 2.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (4) $19.59 $18.58 $38,650 5.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $9.65 $9.73 $20,240 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (4) $7.63 $7.63 $15,880 4.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $8.68 $9.08 $18,890 8.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 30 $14.72 $14.39 $29,930 4.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 $19.67 $20.65 $42,950 10.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $17.75 $17.39 $36,170 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $18.27 $17.81 $37,050 4.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (4) $19.15 $18.59 $38,670 6.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.77 $14.24 $29,620 3.2 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 30 $10.12 $10.31 $21,430 4.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $13.06 $13.57 $28,230 4.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $10.22 $10.79 $22,440 5.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 730 $14.76 $15.74 $32,740 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $9.66 $9.90 $20,580 6.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 420 $10.74 $11.95 $24,860 3.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $7.58 $7.60 $15,820 2.8 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (4) $12.98 $13.13 $27,300 9.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $14.11 $14.31 $29,770 4.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 120 $10.70 $11.53 $23,980 2.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,450 $12.40 $13.50 $28,080 4.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 240 $16.10 $16.70 $34,740 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $24.08 $23.28 $48,420 8.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 210 $13.79 $12.82 $26,670 5.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 350 $15.13 $14.75 $30,680 3.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (4) $8.12 $8.69 $18,080 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 840 $18.51 $18.85 $39,210 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,640 $16.75 $17.42 $36,240 3.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $11.55 $11.13 $23,160 3.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 200 $9.24 $9.17 $19,080 3.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $23.64 $22.64 $47,090 7.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $19.34 $20.15 $41,900 6.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $12.65 $13.19 $27,430 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 $11.10 $12.57 $26,150 9.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,510 $11.25 $11.35 $23,600 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 70 $11.93 $11.71 $24,350 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,190 $7.85 $8.26 $17,190 1.5 %

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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