Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

District of Columbia

These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the District of Columbia.

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Management Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 68,370 $35.86 $36.49 $75,890 4.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 8,040 $49.71 $46.01 $95,690 5.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 16,730 $32.35 $35.36 $73,540 2.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,160 $24.49 $27.05 $56,260 4.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,780 $32.53 $34.08 $70,890 5.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,180 $25.42 $30.53 $63,500 6.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,530 $31.81 $34.21 $71,150 5.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 4,670 $21.44 $24.39 $50,730 3.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,590 $41.54 $40.42 $84,070 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 5,000 $38.80 $37.82 $78,670 1.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 2,640 $33.62 $33.47 $69,610 7.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $27.87 $28.91 $60,120 14.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 770 $38.27 $36.51 $75,950 8.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 630 $38.34 $37.08 $77,130 5.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 510 $32.17 $34.88 $72,550 7.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 250 $14.87 $14.93 $31,040 5.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 690 $33.29 $35.42 $73,670 8.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,320 $46.12 $45.65 $94,950 5.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 1,200 $18.30 $19.00 $39,530 6.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 140 $17.59 $21.07 $43,820 8.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,230 $26.56 $29.44 $61,230 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 850 $45.26 $41.99 $87,350 6.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,080 $23.85 $24.84 $51,660 11.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 1,100 $24.71 $24.29 $50,530 5.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,050 $26.75 $28.36 $58,980 2.3 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (4) $26.19 $29.51 $61,390 9.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $15.54 $17.61 $36,630 10.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,450 $28.89 $28.74 $59,780 4.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $19.32 $22.12 $46,010 13.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,710 $28.08 $28.32 $58,910 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $24.74 $24.64 $51,250 4.8 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 150 $16.58 $18.62 $38,730 10.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 2,050 $20.72 $20.92 $43,520 8.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 650 $24.76 $25.22 $52,450 5.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,330 $25.46 $25.43 $52,890 6.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 16,820 $27.35 $28.67 $59,630 2.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 970 $21.96 $23.31 $48,480 2.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 9,960 $23.40 $25.44 $52,910 7.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 $28.43 $26.69 $55,520 3.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,940 $28.77 $29.15 $60,620 5.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $23.23 $22.71 $47,240 4.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,090 $29.65 $30.89 $64,240 6.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 450 $43.04 $42.69 $88,790 13.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 160 $25.50 $25.59 $53,230 3.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 340 $39.71 $38.64 $80,370 7.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 560 $29.04 $28.90 $60,120 6.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 22,600 $28.76 $29.40 $61,160 4.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 670 $33.85 $34.46 $71,680 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,250 $24.40 $25.61 $53,260 3.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 740 $27.69 $28.65 $59,580 2.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (4) $37.19 $36.79 $76,520 5.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,620 $18.04 $18.34 $38,140 5.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 7,520 $32.17 $32.19 $66,960 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,160 $25.27 $27.58 $57,360 6.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,550 $25.69 $26.77 $55,680 1.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 790 $28.54 $28.23 $58,720 2.9 %
15-2011 Actuaries 280 $39.04 $41.81 $86,970 9.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 740 $33.56 $32.97 $68,570 6.2 %
15-2041 Statisticians 830 $34.27 $34.07 $70,860 3.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 12,250 $28.95 $29.73 $61,840 7.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 1,550 $25.56 $26.53 $55,180 1.5 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 100 $22.99 $23.60 $49,100 5.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors (4) $21.51 $22.79 $47,410 8.1 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 260 $38.27 $37.43 $77,840 5.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 830 $31.57 $31.85 $66,250 7.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 210 $28.56 $29.79 $61,960 5.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 560 $34.37 $35.39 $73,610 3.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 970 $40.63 $40.12 $83,450 3.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 480 $31.06 $31.31 $65,120 3.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 290 $32.81 $33.74 $70,180 5.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $33.54 $33.14 $68,930 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 570 $31.50 $31.52 $65,560 5.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $13.41 $16.01 $33,300 5.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 240 $18.75 $19.29 $40,130 3.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 550 $23.22 $23.02 $47,870 4.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (4) $15.81 $17.90 $37,240 4.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (4) $20.56 $21.46 $44,640 4.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (4) $18.89 $18.45 $38,380 3.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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 19,910 $32.79 $33.32 $69,310 4.0 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 910 $35.57 $35.33 $73,480 6.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 280 $20.46 $24.64 $51,240 17.4 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (4) $25.87 $27.62 $57,460 10.1 %
19-2012 Physicists 450 $43.31 $42.09 $87,540 3.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 450 $34.76 $35.47 $73,790 3.0 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 40 $35.11 $34.52 $71,810 20.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,160 $32.68 $32.22 $67,020 3.0 %
19-3011 Economists 3,260 $35.60 $36.31 $75,520 2.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,200 $29.26 $28.79 $59,890 6.0 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 200 $21.06 $24.41 $50,760 4.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 580 $25.28 $25.82 $53,700 2.3 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 70 $30.15 $32.89 $68,410 7.3 %
19-3041 Sociologists 140 $32.35 $33.39 $69,450 7.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 220 $34.16 $32.16 $66,890 7.2 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 60 $34.07 $35.53 $73,900 2.6 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 3,040 $41.77 $39.91 $83,020 2.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 170 $20.04 $20.22 $42,060 7.2 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 6,690 $16.46 $17.22 $35,810 5.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 130 $16.16 $16.79 $34,930 4.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 1,110 $19.08 $20.03 $41,670 3.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 750 $8.19 $11.07 $23,030 16.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 280 $15.45 $16.06 $33,410 12.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 590 $17.02 $17.56 $36,530 2.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 310 $19.99 $20.25 $42,120 5.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (4) $18.53 $19.94 $41,480 6.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 220 $23.17 $24.03 $49,980 8.3 %
21-2011 Clergy 110 $22.40 $23.62 $49,130 5.3 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (4) $6.79 $9.40 $19,550 14.5 %
Legal Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 28,840 $44.29 $42.82 $89,060 4.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 21,430 $50.86 $50.09 $104,190 6.7 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 150 $23.39 $25.35 $52,730 8.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,470 $18.67 $19.35 $40,250 1.5 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 60 $17.59 $19.39 $40,330 6.2 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 840 $16.87 $18.50 $38,490 5.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 170 $16.07 $17.70 $36,810 4.7 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 27,990 $19.77 $21.33 $44,360 5.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 440 (2) (2) $68,170 7.7 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (2) (2) $54,760 9.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 290 (2) (2) $56,480 2.8 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary (4) (2) (2) $67,900 3.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (2) (2) $60,230 3.1 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (2) (2) $59,820 4.6 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (2) (2) $67,990 3.3 %
25-1061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (2) (2) $55,330 6.8 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (2) (2) $64,430 4.4 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 410 (2) (2) $58,670 2.3 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 270 (2) (2) $62,580 5.5 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (2) (2) $58,770 3.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (4) (2) (2) $62,350 14.0 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 230 (2) (2) $50,790 5.2 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 470 (2) (2) $53,190 7.6 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (2) (2) $61,840 4.7 %
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 260 (2) (2) $87,820 16.5 %
25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (2) (2) $58,580 6.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 800 (2) (2) $48,390 3.3 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 230 (2) (2) $58,230 7.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 430 (2) (2) $55,830 4.8 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 220 (2) (2) $53,140 3.4 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (2) (2) $61,040 6.0 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 470 (2) (2) $45,020 14.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 610 $20.21 $19.75 $41,080 11.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,200 $11.74 $12.61 $26,230 12.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (4) (2) (2) $30,500 24.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,990 (2) (2) $43,240 4.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,710 (2) (2) $41,510 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (4) (2) (2) $64,490 4.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 180 $12.63 $15.18 $31,580 12.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 540 $12.64 $14.93 $31,050 9.7 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 870 $22.45 $23.25 $48,350 2.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,540 $22.86 $23.69 $49,260 4.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 710 $14.49 $14.37 $29,890 5.6 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 80 $12.61 $13.53 $28,140 8.8 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (4) $19.85 $23.60 $49,090 17.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 210 $25.58 $24.60 $51,170 7.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 4,170 (2) (2) $27,970 13.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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 19,980 $22.32 $23.79 $49,480 2.7 %
27-1011 Art Directors 170 $31.42 $31.92 $66,390 5.5 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 60 $21.95 $22.18 $46,140 6.7 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (4) $23.45 $23.91 $49,720 5.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (4) $20.85 $22.16 $46,100 9.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 230 $12.53 $13.04 $27,110 8.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,030 $20.81 $22.51 $46,810 5.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 100 $25.39 $25.81 $53,680 9.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $13.03 $13.87 $28,860 6.8 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 250 $19.70 $19.62 $40,810 6.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 1,780 (2) (2) $49,940 9.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 360 (2) (2) $43,180 6.4 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 30 (2) (2) $60,700 7.9 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 90 (2) (2) $36,210 6.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 1,430 $19.89 $23.59 $49,060 10.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 3,050 $24.03 $25.51 $53,050 5.8 %
27-3041 Editors 2,740 $23.97 $25.99 $54,050 3.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 280 $25.71 $26.21 $54,510 3.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 1,190 $24.21 $25.75 $53,570 4.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 170 $23.89 $25.23 $52,480 8.4 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 200 $20.04 $23.29 $48,450 5.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (4) $16.32 $19.02 $39,550 5.7 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 80 $20.51 $21.67 $45,080 6.2 %
27-4021 Photographers (4) $16.07 $17.14 $35,640 2.3 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 210 $22.22 $21.38 $44,460 4.4 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors (4) $19.46 $20.28 $42,180 6.7 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 23,540 $21.87 $24.53 $51,030 5.4 %
29-1020 Dentists 270 $54.08 $53.40 $111,060 23.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 280 $18.53 $20.22 $42,060 3.1 %
29-1041 Optometrists (4) $32.66 $37.28 $77,540 16.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 750 $30.87 $29.35 $61,050 4.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 1,060 $52.24 $50.70 $105,450 19.0 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (4) $39.31 $45.81 $95,290 24.0 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (4) $32.32 $38.09 $79,220 10.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 260 $27.05 $26.85 $55,860 3.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 8,770 $24.06 $24.36 $50,670 2.8 %
29-1121 Audiologists 370 $17.74 $18.42 $38,310 3.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 310 $24.19 $24.53 $51,030 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (4) $25.79 $26.60 $55,330 2.5 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 200 $22.65 $22.37 $46,520 2.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 330 $18.62 $18.84 $39,180 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (4) $24.14 $24.67 $51,320 7.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $32.36 $33.86 $70,430 5.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 980 $20.84 $20.34 $42,300 3.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 740 $14.62 $15.63 $32,510 6.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (4) $30.14 $24.92 $51,830 13.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 130 $18.69 $19.03 $39,590 10.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 150 $23.63 $23.19 $48,240 3.2 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (4) $21.71 $21.92 $45,590 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 630 $19.01 $19.47 $40,490 3.3 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 120 $11.99 $11.99 $24,940 6.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 550 $11.47 $11.36 $23,620 3.2 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 390 $15.40 $15.31 $31,830 6.4 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (4) $17.92 $17.88 $37,190 4.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 230 $14.50 $15.97 $33,210 10.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,800 $15.80 $16.55 $34,410 8.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 510 $12.67 $13.05 $27,140 4.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (4) $11.93 $11.59 $24,110 3.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 170 $26.35 $25.83 $53,720 19.0 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 40 (2) (2) $40,080 7.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 7,870 $11.17 $11.86 $24,670 4.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 960 $8.13 $8.28 $17,220 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 3,420 $9.88 $10.23 $21,280 3.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (4) $15.90 $16.17 $33,630 5.8 %
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides (4) $11.00 $13.44 $27,960 22.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (4) $15.92 $15.85 $32,960 3.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (4) $10.00 $10.69 $22,240 3.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (4) $19.66 $19.19 $39,910 4.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,780 $14.50 $14.70 $30,570 3.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (4) $11.86 $12.00 $24,970 4.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 310 $13.68 $13.90 $28,910 6.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (4) $10.72 $10.89 $22,660 2.2 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 22,970 $15.51 $17.54 $36,480 11.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 730 $38.47 $36.38 $75,670 4.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 10,390 $10.41 $10.91 $22,690 4.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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 34,860 $8.29 $9.35 $19,460 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 570 $16.32 $18.22 $37,890 17.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,380 $14.07 $14.86 $30,900 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 2,010 $7.99 $8.07 $16,790 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (4) $10.09 $10.90 $22,670 6.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 2,570 $10.93 $11.51 $23,940 3.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 1,380 $10.10 $11.59 $24,120 15.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 3,760 $9.18 $9.50 $19,750 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,150 $8.26 $9.33 $19,410 4.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,120 $8.45 $8.96 $18,640 5.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 910 $7.74 $8.29 $17,250 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 8,460 $6.73 $7.31 $15,200 2.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 990 $8.07 $9.69 $20,150 6.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,190 $9.75 $9.85 $20,490 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 2,570 $7.72 $8.26 $17,180 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1,050 $9.95 $10.24 $21,290 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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 28,210 $8.38 $9.56 $19,880 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 4,060 $8.63 $10.53 $21,900 8.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $12.88 $14.77 $30,720 11.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 16,700 $8.02 $8.53 $17,740 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,820 $11.31 $11.01 $22,910 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,110 $10.31 $11.52 $23,960 6.1 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (4) $15.85 $15.30 $31,820 11.5 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 8,850 $9.58 $11.16 $23,220 5.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $13.75 $14.56 $30,280 10.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (4) $7.05 $8.06 $16,760 5.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (4) $6.85 $7.98 $16,600 9.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $7.61 $8.33 $17,330 8.9 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 80 $7.91 $8.28 $17,230 5.1 %
39-5011 Barbers 110 $9.63 $11.14 $23,170 14.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 680 $13.33 $15.56 $32,360 9.6 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 80 $9.76 $9.84 $20,470 6.9 %
39-5093 Shampooers 400 $9.22 $9.36 $19,480 7.8 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 60 $13.64 $17.05 $35,470 13.6 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 1,300 $11.28 $10.82 $22,510 6.9 %
39-6012 Concierges 250 $12.19 $11.95 $24,860 8.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 150 $12.78 $13.51 $28,100 18.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,340 $8.73 $9.17 $19,070 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 520 $7.93 $7.92 $16,460 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 730 $11.77 $18.90 $39,310 21.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 850 $9.29 $9.82 $20,420 5.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 24,930 $10.59 $14.05 $29,220 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,970 $14.74 $17.08 $35,520 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 760 $18.98 $20.41 $42,450 5.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,490 $8.25 $9.08 $18,880 2.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $8.29 $9.19 $19,110 6.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (4) $8.14 $8.77 $18,230 4.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,360 $8.97 $10.38 $21,580 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 480 $17.96 $22.95 $47,730 9.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $19.15 $23.94 $49,800 7.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (4) $37.39 $40.21 $83,640 5.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 790 $13.70 $13.98 $29,070 5.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 270 $23.67 $25.34 $52,710 10.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,590 $19.77 $22.42 $46,630 9.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 130 $50.46 $43.64 $90,770 15.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 590 $19.72 $21.80 $45,350 19.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 370 $20.28 $20.49 $42,620 3.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 2,230 $8.73 $9.86 $20,500 5.7 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 138,370 $15.49 $17.59 $36,590 8.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 6,820 $25.42 $28.97 $60,260 14.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 920 $11.93 $11.86 $24,680 2.4 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 200 $8.20 $9.02 $18,750 7.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,850 $13.15 $13.47 $28,020 5.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,780 $13.99 $14.90 $30,990 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5,190 $16.62 $17.20 $35,790 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 920 $15.10 $15.11 $31,430 3.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 600 $15.62 $15.82 $32,900 2.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 860 $10.22 $10.42 $21,670 2.6 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 170 $12.48 $12.99 $27,020 4.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 110 $12.78 $13.82 $28,740 8.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,130 $12.94 $14.38 $29,900 4.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 890 $10.77 $11.22 $23,350 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 730 $11.45 $10.71 $22,280 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 430 $10.19 $10.81 $22,480 4.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 560 $8.47 $10.66 $22,170 8.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $13.20 $13.56 $28,210 3.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $12.73 $12.70 $26,420 3.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 730 $11.33 $12.09 $25,150 4.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,890 $15.83 $16.39 $34,100 1.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,440 $11.82 $11.93 $24,810 3.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 310 $11.73 $12.03 $25,030 11.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (4) $15.07 $15.36 $31,960 3.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 520 $7.43 $9.08 $18,880 7.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 240 $12.89 $13.68 $28,450 3.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 510 $17.06 $18.20 $37,850 6.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,540 $12.38 $13.27 $27,600 10.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,580 $11.26 $12.84 $26,710 12.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 13,170 $16.23 $17.46 $36,310 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 10,580 $20.88 $20.75 $43,160 2.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,440 $13.20 $13.55 $28,180 9.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 15,550 $15.97 $16.18 $33,650 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,090 $14.60 $15.32 $31,860 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 4,220 $12.61 $12.81 $26,650 3.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 4,210 $11.86 $12.10 $25,160 3.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 210 $17.79 $20.01 $41,620 5.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 620 $12.84 $13.68 $28,450 2.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,200 $12.01 $12.28 $25,540 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 12,110 $11.71 $12.60 $26,210 2.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 860 $12.32 $12.52 $26,030 4.1 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 150 $14.51 $15.32 $31,870 8.3 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 200 $18.38 $17.10 $35,560 6.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 850 $8.34 $11.80 $24,540 13.9 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (4) $20.92 $27.55 $57,300 10.3 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11,130 $18.18 $18.52 $38,530 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 770 $26.15 $26.37 $54,840 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 120 $19.51 $19.36 $40,270 2.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,100 $19.16 $18.66 $38,820 2.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $15.79 $16.17 $33,630 3.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,110 $12.95 $13.32 $27,710 3.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 490 $17.93 $17.82 $37,060 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (4) $19.19 $18.88 $39,270 5.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,550 $23.43 $23.18 $48,220 6.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 590 $16.07 $16.00 $33,270 6.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 880 $19.11 $20.16 $41,940 5.0 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (4) $18.80 $17.67 $36,740 4.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $10.24 $12.58 $26,170 18.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $20.48 $21.06 $43,810 3.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 250 $18.02 $16.33 $33,960 10.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $10.00 $11.72 $24,380 18.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $24.10 $23.45 $48,770 12.8 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 370 $22.43 $19.81 $41,210 2.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10,470 $18.68 $18.75 $39,000 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 830 $25.13 $25.03 $52,050 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $17.09 $16.99 $35,350 6.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $20.02 $19.97 $41,540 4.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 190 $25.34 $25.68 $53,410 6.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (4) $14.74 $15.68 $32,620 6.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (4) $10.16 $13.30 $27,650 8.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 820 $16.59 $17.45 $36,300 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (4) $18.44 $18.64 $38,760 3.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (4) $22.50 $24.73 $51,440 8.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 450 $18.56 $18.47 $38,410 4.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $19.39 $19.23 $40,000 5.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,870 $16.63 $16.34 $33,990 4.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 360 $12.58 $13.62 $28,330 7.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 850 $23.12 $22.19 $46,160 3.1 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (4) $18.02 $18.40 $38,260 2.9 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 60 $18.73 $18.20 $37,860 4.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (4) $13.54 $13.39 $27,860 4.0 %
Production Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,490 $16.12 $17.23 $35,830 3.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 680 $24.64 $25.83 $53,720 5.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 560 $12.11 $12.06 $25,080 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $11.72 $12.68 $26,370 4.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 120 $15.56 $15.77 $32,800 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 180 $18.45 $18.55 $38,590 19.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 110 $19.58 $20.12 $41,840 11.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 630 $14.82 $15.50 $32,250 17.6 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 110 $30.67 $29.60 $61,560 6.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 220 $14.23 $15.43 $32,090 6.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 640 $22.89 $21.27 $44,240 13.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 920 $19.30 $21.42 $44,550 5.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 690 $11.41 $10.36 $21,550 3.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 360 $6.63 $7.28 $15,140 4.2 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 110 $11.02 $11.37 $23,650 6.9 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 30 $12.31 $13.54 $28,160 11.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $18.27 $16.51 $34,330 12.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 530 $22.01 $20.94 $43,560 4.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $18.72 $18.01 $37,460 9.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 110 $18.69 $19.33 $40,200 8.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (4) $12.28 $12.96 $26,960 6.4 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 30 $16.79 $16.45 $34,210 3.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 90 $10.82 $10.15 $21,100 7.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (4) $9.71 $10.07 $20,950 7.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17,930 $9.16 $11.87 $24,680 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 240 $15.65 $16.16 $33,620 5.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (4) $11.85 $11.52 $23,970 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,060 $10.87 $10.81 $22,470 3.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 570 $14.57 $15.12 $31,450 5.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,870 $10.96 $12.82 $26,660 13.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 250 $9.55 $9.79 $20,360 3.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 1,950 $7.45 $7.51 $15,620 2.9 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 190 $36.28 $31.41 $65,330 2.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (4) $14.00 $13.23 $27,520 3.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $28.04 $27.15 $56,470 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $13.61 $13.88 $28,860 7.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 640 $8.46 $10.08 $20,980 8.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6,030 $8.05 $9.01 $18,750 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (4) $6.87 $8.09 $16,830 5.3 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators (4) $7.85 $8.45 $17,580 10.7 %

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.

(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

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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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