Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

SIC 33 - Primary Metal Industries

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in SIC Major Group 33 - Primary Metal Industries.

SIC Major Group 33 - Primary Metal Industries consists of:


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SIC 33 - Primary Metal Industries

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Industry Total top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
00-0000 Industry Total 691,680 100.00% $14.52 $16.55 $34,420 0.8 %
Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 34,760 5.03% $34.14 $36.86 $76,670 0.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,160 0.31% $68.55 $58.01 $120,670 2.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,610 1.24% $40.28 $42.22 $87,810 1.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 0.02% $26.78 $30.01 $62,420 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 790 0.11% $40.58 $41.25 $85,810 2.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,090 0.30% $34.14 $35.51 $73,870 1.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 0.01% $30.72 $33.76 $70,220 5.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,000 0.14% $28.05 $29.18 $60,680 2.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,320 0.19% $33.92 $34.32 $71,390 2.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,890 0.42% $35.20 $37.73 $78,470 2.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 1,880 0.27% $28.93 $30.37 $63,170 1.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 6,870 0.99% $29.47 $30.85 $64,170 1.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,200 0.17% $26.98 $28.34 $58,950 1.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 770 0.11% $25.79 $27.39 $56,970 2.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 300 0.04% $27.06 $29.17 $60,680 5.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 2,350 0.34% $37.25 $37.43 $77,850 1.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 160 0.02% $37.99 $40.27 $83,750 5.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 10,770 1.56% $21.46 $23.31 $48,490 1.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 0.01% $22.81 $23.76 $49,410 9.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,370 0.34% $19.77 $21.91 $45,580 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 0.02% $22.89 $26.10 $54,300 9.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 870 0.13% $20.32 $21.51 $44,730 1.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 360 0.05% $17.42 $19.16 $39,840 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 470 0.07% $19.57 $21.10 $43,890 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 460 0.07% $20.82 $22.19 $46,140 2.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 160 0.02% $23.75 $24.95 $51,900 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 3,120 0.45% $22.32 $24.05 $50,030 2.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 250 0.04% $21.93 $23.66 $49,210 2.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 0.01% $20.13 $20.30 $42,220 2.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 100 0.01% $23.40 $25.25 $52,520 3.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5,120 0.74% $24.39 $25.13 $52,280 1.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 940 0.14% $22.41 $23.42 $48,720 1.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 550 0.08% $27.88 $28.74 $59,790 2.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 170 0.02% $29.78 $30.39 $63,210 2.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 620 0.09% $17.58 $19.21 $39,950 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,180 0.17% $26.95 $27.53 $57,250 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 190 0.03% $24.31 $25.15 $52,320 2.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 730 0.11% $24.10 $24.68 $51,340 1.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 170 0.02% $23.86 $26.11 $54,320 3.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 270 0.04% $25.19 $25.81 $53,690 1.7 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 23,060 3.33% $24.14 $24.91 $51,810 1.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 270 0.04% $29.50 $30.36 $63,160 2.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 0.02% $26.70 $28.11 $58,460 2.9 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 40 0.01% $24.35 $30.68 $63,810 10.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,040 0.15% $28.04 $29.11 $60,540 1.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 270 0.04% $31.64 $32.47 $67,530 4.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 500 0.07% $27.94 $28.92 $60,160 2.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 690 0.10% $24.21 $24.30 $50,550 1.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 4,380 0.63% $26.59 $27.15 $56,460 1.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 2,960 0.43% $27.07 $27.50 $57,200 1.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 2,950 0.43% $26.26 $27.50 $57,200 2.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 0.01% $19.26 $19.96 $41,520 4.2 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 180 0.03% $18.56 $18.10 $37,650 4.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 1,220 0.18% $17.56 $18.50 $38,490 1.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,130 0.16% $19.11 $19.88 $41,350 2.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 460 0.07% $19.91 $22.16 $46,090 7.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 180 0.03% $17.32 $17.63 $36,660 3.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,140 0.16% $18.24 $18.67 $38,840 1.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,490 0.22% $18.51 $18.66 $38,810 2.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 4,690 0.68% $19.21 $20.70 $43,050 1.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 1,030 0.15% $22.58 $24.23 $50,400 3.1 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 290 0.04% $29.51 $30.46 $63,350 4.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 0.01% $26.78 $27.65 $57,520 8.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 0.01% $24.91 $26.36 $54,830 10.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 2,070 0.30% $16.80 $17.14 $35,660 1.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 330 0.05% $19.47 $19.07 $39,670 3.9 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations (4) (4) $13.92 $13.02 $27,090 3.9 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 170 0.02% $40.19 $39.74 $82,650 8.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 0.02% $46.06 $43.45 $90,370 9.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 60 0.01% $21.44 $22.28 $46,340 5.0 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 300 0.04% $18.94 $19.53 $40,630 5.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 180 0.03% $19.45 $19.90 $41,390 7.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 0.01% $22.33 $23.81 $49,520 8.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 0.00% $17.39 $18.92 $39,350 8.5 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 320 0.05% $20.06 $20.84 $43,350 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 160 0.02% $20.10 $20.38 $42,390 2.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 90 0.01% $21.31 $22.19 $46,150 4.5 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,850 0.27% $12.36 $13.32 $27,710 3.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 200 0.03% $16.04 $16.51 $34,330 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,440 0.21% $10.82 $11.63 $24,190 2.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,990 0.58% $10.79 $12.22 $25,410 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 0.02% $19.48 $20.49 $42,620 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,450 0.50% $10.56 $11.87 $24,690 3.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 0.03% $10.69 $11.06 $23,000 2.8 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 310 0.04% $25.02 $24.18 $50,300 3.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 9,590 1.39% $23.97 $26.06 $54,210 1.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 40 0.01% $23.36 $22.90 $47,640 8.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 730 0.11% $29.17 $31.05 $64,580 2.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 80 0.01% $10.09 $14.35 $29,850 16.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,850 0.27% $27.37 $29.20 $60,730 2.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 5,550 0.80% $22.37 $25.20 $52,420 1.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 0.01% $16.80 $22.02 $45,810 9.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 700 0.10% $27.74 $28.37 $59,000 2.2 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 52,130 7.54% $13.39 $14.30 $29,750 0.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,060 0.44% $19.60 $20.90 $43,480 1.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 650 0.09% $10.55 $10.95 $22,770 1.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 0.01% $12.30 $13.11 $27,260 5.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,400 0.20% $12.88 $13.44 $27,950 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,800 0.69% $13.26 $14.09 $29,310 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,250 0.18% $13.35 $13.88 $28,880 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 620 0.09% $13.05 $13.75 $28,600 1.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 320 0.05% $13.75 $13.76 $28,620 1.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 0.01% $13.80 $14.44 $30,030 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,930 0.42% $14.86 $15.74 $32,750 1.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 230 0.03% $10.38 $10.38 $21,590 2.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 840 0.12% $12.95 $14.00 $29,130 2.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,230 0.18% $13.37 $13.87 $28,850 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 0.14% $10.77 $11.45 $23,810 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (4) (4) $11.20 $11.81 $24,570 6.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 310 0.04% $15.40 $16.23 $33,750 6.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 5,810 0.84% $16.12 $16.69 $34,710 0.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7,920 1.15% $12.60 $13.26 $27,590 1.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,530 0.65% $12.72 $13.07 $27,190 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,810 0.26% $13.62 $13.79 $28,680 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,020 0.44% $15.31 $15.97 $33,220 0.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,090 0.30% $12.09 $12.46 $25,910 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 340 0.05% $14.32 $14.94 $31,080 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 510 0.07% $11.58 $11.51 $23,950 1.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 90 0.01% $11.52 $11.77 $24,480 3.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 0.01% $10.84 $11.68 $24,300 8.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,910 0.71% $11.11 $11.83 $24,600 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 0.00% $16.62 $16.82 $34,990 6.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 130 0.02% $15.33 $15.03 $31,250 2.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 20,610 2.98% $17.75 $18.56 $38,610 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,190 0.17% $24.76 $24.84 $51,680 1.9 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 270 0.04% $17.43 $17.84 $37,120 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 750 0.11% $18.68 $18.55 $38,570 2.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 690 0.10% $17.81 $17.23 $35,840 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 380 0.05% $15.41 $15.44 $32,120 4.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 10,070 1.46% $18.79 $19.52 $40,600 1.7 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 30 0.00% $9.33 $10.63 $22,110 14.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 350 0.05% $15.03 $15.74 $32,750 3.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,520 0.22% $21.78 $22.14 $46,050 2.8 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 480 0.07% $14.87 $15.26 $31,740 8.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 1,230 0.18% $15.21 $16.98 $35,320 4.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 820 0.12% $8.73 $10.64 $22,140 6.9 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 100 0.01% $15.15 $14.21 $29,570 4.7 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 90 0.01% $13.91 $13.18 $27,410 4.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 60,230 8.71% $17.55 $18.06 $37,570 1.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 5,020 0.73% $24.38 $24.61 $51,200 0.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 790 0.11% $19.33 $19.10 $39,720 2.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 30 0.00% $20.02 $20.13 $41,860 4.5 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (4) (4) $17.36 $18.40 $38,280 11.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,050 0.15% $18.41 $18.40 $38,270 3.5 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 140 0.02% $18.49 $17.56 $36,530 2.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 0.05% $17.37 $17.57 $36,540 3.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 690 0.10% $16.98 $17.34 $36,070 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 720 0.10% $17.76 $17.50 $36,390 4.8 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 140 0.02% $15.77 $15.45 $32,140 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 570 0.08% $18.97 $18.77 $39,040 3.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 4,090 0.59% $19.19 $19.93 $41,450 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 24,100 3.48% $16.31 $16.84 $35,020 1.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 5,960 0.86% $15.56 $15.85 $32,970 1.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 9,320 1.35% $18.61 $18.72 $38,930 2.9 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 2,180 0.32% $17.87 $17.46 $36,320 2.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 260 0.04% $20.35 $20.77 $43,200 3.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 0.01% $12.62 $13.20 $27,450 5.0 %
49-9096 Riggers 400 0.06% $16.68 $15.96 $33,200 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,440 0.21% $13.52 $13.96 $29,040 2.2 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 394,390 57.02% $13.10 $14.16 $29,450 0.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 30,740 4.44% $20.55 $21.35 $44,400 0.8 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 5,420 0.78% $11.16 $11.89 $24,730 4.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 5,480 0.79% $10.99 $11.45 $23,820 3.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 880 0.13% $15.00 $15.49 $32,210 3.9 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 40 0.01% $11.33 $11.02 $22,930 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 12,860 1.86% $10.32 $11.00 $22,890 2.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 6,050 0.87% $12.43 $13.09 $27,230 1.6 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 600 0.09% $15.78 $16.54 $34,400 3.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 31,470 4.55% $12.76 $13.17 $27,400 1.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,740 0.40% $12.98 $13.76 $28,620 3.2 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15,520 2.24% $14.83 $15.25 $31,720 2.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 21,840 3.16% $12.18 $12.74 $26,500 1.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,770 0.55% $11.64 $12.18 $25,340 3.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 19,480 2.82% $11.06 $11.49 $23,900 1.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,790 0.69% $12.91 $13.39 $27,850 2.1 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,230 0.47% $14.36 $14.69 $30,550 2.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 10,230 1.48% $14.99 $15.46 $32,160 1.9 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 14,290 2.07% $13.72 $14.26 $29,660 1.2 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 13,170 1.90% $12.68 $13.26 $27,580 1.2 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 430 0.06% $18.03 $18.19 $37,830 4.6 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 2,460 0.36% $14.81 $15.68 $32,620 4.2 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 19,920 2.88% $11.91 $12.58 $26,170 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 17,650 2.55% $12.94 $14.01 $29,150 2.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7,140 1.03% $14.51 $15.52 $32,270 4.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 4,900 0.71% $17.14 $17.95 $37,330 2.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 9,340 1.35% $13.63 $14.90 $30,990 3.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,140 0.31% $13.73 $14.20 $29,540 2.7 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 12,460 1.80% $12.56 $13.27 $27,600 1.3 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 980 0.14% $14.93 $15.39 $32,000 2.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,100 0.59% $12.62 $13.05 $27,140 2.0 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 3,080 0.45% $12.03 $13.10 $27,240 4.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 0.01% $12.37 $13.24 $27,540 4.4 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 0.01% $12.13 $11.99 $24,940 4.3 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 90 0.01% $14.45 $14.03 $29,180 4.4 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 30 0.00% $14.52 $14.21 $29,560 6.5 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 560 0.08% $16.23 $17.47 $36,350 7.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 60 0.01% $9.74 $10.14 $21,100 3.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 80 0.01% $10.66 $10.92 $22,700 6.4 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 90 0.01% $19.80 $19.56 $40,680 3.9 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 0.00% $19.48 $19.48 $40,520 1.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 870 0.13% $19.06 $20.65 $42,950 4.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 0.03% $16.02 $17.38 $36,150 3.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 390 0.06% $16.52 $17.52 $36,440 5.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,940 0.28% $15.63 $16.33 $33,960 6.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,200 0.17% $13.45 $14.19 $29,520 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,080 0.30% $11.97 $12.44 $25,870 1.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 4,440 0.64% $11.32 $11.89 $24,730 2.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,070 0.15% $15.38 $15.42 $32,070 3.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 240 0.03% $9.98 $10.54 $21,930 3.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,250 0.18% $12.97 $12.88 $26,780 6.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 480 0.07% $13.05 $13.17 $27,390 3.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 1,790 0.26% $14.16 $14.38 $29,900 3.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 20,980 3.03% $13.39 $14.43 $30,000 2.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,330 0.34% $11.53 $12.36 $25,710 3.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,570 0.37% $12.56 $12.68 $26,370 2.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 130 0.02% $9.79 $9.97 $20,740 3.5 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 90 0.01% $13.25 $14.16 $29,450 7.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,360 0.20% $12.89 $13.92 $28,950 3.5 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 90 0.01% $11.53 $11.11 $23,110 4.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 1,280 0.19% $11.88 $12.30 $25,590 3.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 16,650 2.41% $10.45 $10.94 $22,750 2.3 %
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Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 69,320 10.02% $13.17 $13.89 $28,900 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,080 0.16% $18.81 $18.78 $39,070 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,080 0.16% $20.69 $21.37 $44,460 1.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,740 0.40% $14.58 $15.21 $31,630 1.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,780 0.26% $12.26 $12.63 $26,270 2.7 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 80 0.01% $18.48 $17.66 $36,720 3.7 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 1,030 0.15% $19.14 $18.93 $39,380 2.2 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 220 0.03% $15.39 $15.84 $32,950 3.3 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 160 0.02% $19.33 $21.23 $44,160 3.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 720 0.10% $13.60 $13.99 $29,100 2.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 11,610 1.68% $15.84 $16.12 $33,530 1.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 0.02% $14.43 $13.70 $28,500 4.5 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators (4) (4) $14.20 $14.98 $31,150 5.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 12,370 1.79% $13.02 $13.75 $28,610 1.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 0.04% $18.07 $17.80 $37,020 7.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 19,560 2.83% $11.91 $12.63 $26,270 2.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 7,000 1.01% $13.43 $13.99 $29,100 4.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 6,470 0.94% $9.60 $9.99 $20,780 2.1 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 210 0.03% $15.94 $17.90 $37,240 8.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (4) (4) $15.97 $15.66 $32,570 20.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 190 0.03% $14.68 $14.62 $30,400 3.0 %

About 2000 National Industry-Specific 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.

(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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Industry-Specific occupational employment and wage estimates for other SIC Major Groups:

2000 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Other OES estimates and related information:

2000 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

2000 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: May 1, 2002

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