Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Asheville, NC MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Asheville, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

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SOC Major Groups in the Asheville, NC MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 104,540 $11.51 $14.22 $29,580 1.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,970 $24.10 $28.15 $58,550 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 270 $51.93 $48.12 $100,080 5.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,350 $24.35 $29.44 $61,230 2.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $19.40 $20.99 $43,650 3.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $28.92 $30.60 $63,650 2.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $30.01 $33.04 $68,730 4.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $20.29 $21.70 $45,130 2.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 270 $19.08 $20.97 $43,620 3.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $30.95 $32.64 $67,900 6.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 310 $26.36 $29.58 $61,520 2.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 120 $22.00 $24.00 $49,930 2.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $27.50 $28.44 $59,160 1.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $22.01 $23.26 $48,380 3.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $21.36 $22.46 $46,710 3.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 320 $26.22 $29.23 $60,810 6.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $14.40 $17.07 $35,500 5.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $56,760 3.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 $23.98 $23.75 $49,400 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $33.21 $33.13 $68,920 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 330 $14.81 $15.43 $32,100 4.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 90 $13.19 $14.95 $31,090 7.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $26.34 $31.24 $64,970 6.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (6) $18.15 $20.61 $42,860 5.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $18.23 $21.27 $44,240 10.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,250 $18.44 $20.38 $42,380 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $17.88 $21.06 $43,800 6.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $18.27 $19.24 $40,030 1.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $19.61 $20.80 $43,270 1.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $17.59 $18.08 $37,600 3.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $19.06 $19.07 $39,670 5.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $15.52 $17.63 $36,670 5.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $29.30 $25.93 $53,930 9.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $16.53 $18.70 $38,890 5.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 500 $20.15 $21.71 $45,160 2.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 80 $27.38 $28.51 $59,310 6.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $32.02 $38.04 $79,120 15.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 200 $12.70 $15.43 $32,090 2.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $20.95 $20.93 $43,540 8.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $10.50 $10.93 $22,740 8.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 710 $19.60 $21.08 $43,850 4.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $22.44 $24.94 $51,870 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $14.87 $14.89 $30,970 4.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $26.27 $25.41 $52,840 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $21.43 $22.61 $47,020 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $13.25 $16.75 $34,830 4.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,640 $20.12 $21.02 $43,730 1.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $20.14 $20.83 $43,330 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $25.13 $24.56 $51,090 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $26.96 $27.51 $57,230 4.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 140 $26.18 $26.47 $55,060 1.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $22.20 $23.10 $48,040 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $25.22 $25.65 $53,360 1.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $26.43 $27.46 $57,110 3.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $16.52 $16.92 $35,190 1.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $18.41 $18.75 $38,990 2.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 180 $15.06 $15.69 $32,640 3.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 140 $19.23 $19.15 $39,840 1.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (6) $10.57 $11.99 $24,940 3.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 590 $22.55 $24.01 $49,940 4.5 %
19-1032 Foresters 30 $30.00 $29.78 $61,940 1.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $17.10 $17.55 $36,500 2.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $26.38 $26.25 $54,600 6.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $16.56 $17.21 $35,790 2.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 30 $16.18 $15.22 $31,670 3.3 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,430 $14.72 $15.15 $31,520 1.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $18.72 $18.04 $37,510 5.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 200 $16.39 $17.30 $35,980 3.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $15.46 $15.35 $31,940 2.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $15.90 $17.03 $35,420 2.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $15.83 $15.72 $32,690 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 350 $11.49 $11.35 $23,610 3.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 670 $10.51 $19.47 $40,500 22.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers (6) $39.92 $42.23 $87,840 11.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $9.84 $10.54 $21,920 6.5 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,040 $17.27 $17.18 $35,730 3.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $53,080 2.6 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $54,380 2.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $50,470 2.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $49,950 2.4 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,370 2.7 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $53,460 2.8 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,580 1.9 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $45,450 2.2 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,800 2.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $43,170 3.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $50,390 2.3 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $45,770 2.0 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,130 1.7 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $44,090 3.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $18.91 $17.84 $37,110 2.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 $8.53 $8.73 $18,160 3.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 110 (4) (4) $40,960 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 740 (4) (4) $38,470 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 320 (4) (4) $37,130 3.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,100 (4) (4) $39,770 1.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 60 (4) (4) $39,330 4.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (6) (4) (4) $39,530 2.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $23.29 $20.15 $41,910 2.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $17.17 $18.32 $38,100 3.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $12.78 $12.72 $26,460 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $14.32 $15.83 $32,920 9.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,030 (4) (4) $16,690 1.7 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 720 $13.90 $15.37 $31,970 2.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.34 $8.55 $17,780 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $14.01 $16.40 $34,120 5.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $34,550 2.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 90 $9.75 $11.64 $24,200 4.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $17.71 $20.28 $42,180 8.4 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $17.62 $18.00 $37,430 2.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.02 $14.06 $29,250 24.6 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5,350 $20.37 $26.73 $55,610 6.5 %
29-1020 Dentists 100 $61.62 $55.50 $115,450 17.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $36.87 $36.14 $75,170 2.5 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) $59.67 $52.52 $109,250 16.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons 150 (5) $69.32 $144,180 25.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 160 $32.60 $35.54 $73,920 10.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,550 $20.89 $22.56 $46,930 3.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $24.66 $24.76 $51,490 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 190 $25.61 $25.60 $53,250 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $21.66 $21.53 $44,770 5.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $26.87 $27.24 $56,670 8.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $19.07 $19.56 $40,680 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $12.54 $13.03 $27,100 4.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $21.52 $22.46 $46,720 6.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 80 $17.33 $17.47 $36,340 2.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $9.84 $9.87 $20,530 4.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (6) $9.11 $9.62 $20,010 7.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 790 $14.03 $13.84 $28,800 3.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.78 $11.03 $22,950 1.9 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,050 $9.54 $10.03 $20,860 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 700 $7.92 $8.13 $16,900 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,150 $9.47 $9.35 $19,440 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $16.83 $17.26 $35,900 2.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.82 $12.04 $25,050 17.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $10.61 $10.90 $22,680 9.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 420 $10.53 $11.16 $23,220 5.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 170 $13.44 $13.21 $27,490 4.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $9.85 $9.72 $20,220 2.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $10.52 $10.52 $21,870 6.7 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,380 $10.65 $11.61 $24,150 5.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 390 $9.02 $9.01 $18,750 6.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 280 $12.58 $12.69 $26,390 2.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $17.46 $19.59 $40,740 6.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 390 $14.68 $15.19 $31,590 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 920 $7.66 $8.37 $17,400 3.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9,710 $7.62 $8.29 $17,240 2.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 140 $12.40 $13.59 $28,270 7.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 900 $12.06 $12.62 $26,250 5.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 560 $6.64 $6.97 $14,490 6.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 410 $8.41 $8.70 $18,100 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 710 $8.92 $8.91 $18,540 2.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $6.95 $7.07 $14,700 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 500 $7.66 $7.60 $15,800 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 170 $8.15 $8.82 $18,340 10.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,480 $7.14 $7.38 $15,350 3.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 290 $6.96 $7.11 $14,790 3.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,190 $6.82 $8.20 $17,050 7.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 340 $6.43 $6.97 $14,510 12.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $6.97 $7.06 $14,680 2.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $7.56 $7.43 $15,450 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $7.08 $7.12 $14,800 2.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,230 $8.47 $9.16 $19,060 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $12.28 $13.41 $27,890 7.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $12.72 $13.01 $27,060 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 $8.47 $8.78 $18,260 1.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,150 $7.49 $7.50 $15,610 3.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (6) $14.66 $15.49 $32,220 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 470 $9.34 $9.75 $20,280 1.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,220 $7.83 $8.77 $18,230 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $13.45 $15.32 $31,860 4.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.20 $8.78 $18,250 5.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $6.46 $6.46 $13,430 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $6.71 $7.27 $15,130 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $8.72 $11.03 $22,940 11.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $7.80 $7.86 $16,350 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 540 $7.14 $7.28 $15,150 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $13.80 $14.36 $29,870 4.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $9.48 $10.07 $20,950 3.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 12,710 $8.74 $11.89 $24,720 2.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,340 $12.04 $14.48 $30,110 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 320 $23.10 $26.39 $54,880 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,950 $7.26 $7.45 $15,500 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $8.22 $9.22 $19,170 4.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $11.31 $12.42 $25,830 7.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,890 $8.22 $9.59 $19,950 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $13.81 $17.79 $37,010 7.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $23.25 $21.90 $45,540 7.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 $20.22 $31.11 $64,710 16.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $11.21 $11.42 $23,750 13.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 510 $16.92 $19.75 $41,090 4.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,040 $15.88 $18.60 $38,680 4.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $10.90 $15.49 $32,210 17.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $14.84 $17.30 $35,990 8.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 110 $30.34 $30.76 $63,980 1.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 190 $8.87 $9.14 $19,020 4.5 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16,320 $10.84 $11.67 $24,270 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 740 $16.16 $17.83 $37,080 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 290 $9.41 $9.54 $19,850 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $12.35 $12.92 $26,870 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 370 $11.35 $11.69 $24,310 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,290 $11.97 $12.47 $25,940 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $11.88 $12.23 $25,440 1.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $9.63 $9.75 $20,270 1.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $15.34 $15.32 $31,860 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,260 $10.51 $11.08 $23,050 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $8.92 $8.91 $18,530 1.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 310 $8.03 $8.12 $16,880 1.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $12.01 $12.09 $25,140 2.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $11.19 $11.46 $23,840 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 $11.08 $11.26 $23,410 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $12.92 $13.37 $27,810 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 780 $9.21 $9.55 $19,870 1.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $12.49 $12.38 $25,750 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $9.19 $10.54 $21,920 4.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 $14.14 $14.44 $30,030 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 $10.66 $10.78 $22,420 1.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,820 $8.91 $9.33 $19,410 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $10.31 $11.53 $23,980 1.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,160 $13.34 $14.11 $29,350 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $13.81 $14.88 $30,950 10.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 530 $10.67 $11.05 $22,980 4.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,060 $10.34 $10.67 $22,200 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $11.40 $12.60 $26,210 4.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $10.17 $9.99 $20,770 2.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $13.68 $13.43 $27,930 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 150 $13.64 $15.41 $32,060 12.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,010 $10.24 $10.38 $21,590 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $10.83 $10.92 $22,710 2.8 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,130 $12.52 $13.26 $27,590 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 490 $20.47 $20.04 $41,680 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 170 $17.58 $16.42 $34,150 5.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 880 $12.62 $12.78 $26,580 1.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $13.81 $14.45 $30,050 2.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 610 $9.07 $9.09 $18,910 4.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $13.78 $14.09 $29,300 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $12.62 $12.67 $26,350 2.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $12.49 $12.38 $25,740 3.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 480 $14.17 $14.78 $30,740 1.8 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 40 $13.90 $13.83 $28,760 2.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $12.12 $11.89 $24,730 2.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $12.59 $12.08 $25,120 4.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 370 $12.55 $12.96 $26,950 5.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $11.15 $11.10 $23,080 2.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 190 $13.22 $12.99 $27,020 2.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $8.85 $9.34 $19,430 4.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 60 $9.96 $9.93 $20,660 4.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 140 $10.24 $10.18 $21,170 2.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $10.24 $10.19 $21,190 2.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $17.43 $17.97 $37,380 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $10.16 $10.45 $21,750 3.0 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,130 $14.39 $15.29 $31,790 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 370 $21.49 $21.70 $45,140 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $14.33 $14.51 $30,190 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $20.71 $20.12 $41,850 3.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $16.42 $16.84 $35,020 7.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 70 $15.82 $15.22 $31,650 5.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $15.97 $16.54 $34,410 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $12.67 $14.30 $29,750 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $14.25 $14.31 $29,770 2.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $15.69 $15.90 $33,070 2.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $8.97 $10.44 $21,720 12.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $14.66 $14.34 $29,840 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $13.68 $14.74 $30,660 1.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,090 $13.27 $13.68 $28,450 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $14.19 $13.80 $28,700 3.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $13.14 $13.53 $28,140 4.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $11.40 $12.11 $25,200 2.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $10.28 $11.50 $23,910 4.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 11,520 $11.90 $12.54 $26,080 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 730 $16.77 $17.97 $37,370 1.6 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 90 $10.36 $11.07 $23,020 2.9 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 100 $12.04 $13.24 $27,530 6.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 $13.49 $13.59 $28,270 4.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,650 $11.53 $11.09 $23,070 2.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 200 $8.34 $8.68 $18,050 2.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $11.40 $11.19 $23,270 1.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $12.06 $12.73 $26,480 1.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 410 $15.03 $14.64 $30,450 3.2 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 30 $15.87 $16.04 $33,370 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $12.23 $12.33 $25,650 1.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.84 $12.65 $26,310 2.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $8.69 $10.11 $21,040 6.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $14.48 $13.84 $28,790 3.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 510 $13.21 $13.88 $28,860 2.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 390 $8.18 $8.89 $18,480 5.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.12 $14.41 $29,980 2.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 120 $17.96 $17.79 $37,010 2.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 $13.53 $13.51 $28,100 2.0 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $15.99 $15.46 $32,160 3.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 100 $13.09 $13.97 $29,050 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $12.13 $13.13 $27,300 3.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.09 $8.27 $17,200 3.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.59 $7.40 $15,400 4.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 340 $9.23 $9.19 $19,110 2.0 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $9.13 $8.67 $18,030 2.5 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $10.83 $11.58 $24,090 2.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $24.36 $22.63 $47,060 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $12.26 $12.32 $25,620 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 680 $10.48 $11.16 $23,210 2.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $12.51 $12.61 $26,240 2.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (6) $9.58 $9.33 $19,400 3.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 250 $10.10 $10.17 $21,160 2.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,740 $10.73 $12.74 $26,510 5.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $18.61 $18.11 $37,670 5.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $18.17 $18.65 $38,790 2.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 100 $10.36 $10.08 $20,960 6.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 450 $9.35 $9.18 $19,090 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 880 $16.45 $20.52 $42,690 19.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,560 $15.95 $15.88 $33,040 2.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 930 $12.29 $14.11 $29,350 5.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $7.02 $7.28 $15,140 5.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $12.22 $12.87 $26,780 22.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 400 $11.81 $11.79 $24,520 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 $7.61 $7.78 $16,170 6.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,800 $9.46 $10.71 $22,280 5.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $8.31 $8.61 $17,910 2.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,420 $7.70 $7.86 $16,350 7.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (6) $9.73 $9.71 $20,190 3.1 %

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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2001 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: December 5, 2002

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