Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Tennessee and Georgia. 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 Chattanooga, TN-GA 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 221,040 $11.90 $14.50 $30,160 2.0 %
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 12,450 $24.49 $28.13 $58,510 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 830 $46.76 $46.89 $97,540 2.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,340 $25.43 $30.26 $62,930 1.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 110 $19.99 $21.34 $44,390 2.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 250 $25.39 $27.87 $57,980 2.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 560 $24.89 $27.95 $58,140 2.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 $16.97 $19.23 $40,010 3.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 720 $17.04 $19.66 $40,890 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 280 $27.90 $29.74 $61,870 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 920 $23.32 $24.93 $51,850 3.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 230 $23.82 $25.05 $52,110 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 410 $27.70 $28.89 $60,100 2.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 190 $21.23 $22.92 $47,670 6.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 260 $26.74 $28.13 $58,500 6.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 380 $27.42 $27.04 $56,250 4.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $14.66 $15.52 $32,290 7.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 260 (4) (4) $64,990 3.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 140 $26.91 $30.12 $62,640 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 230 $36.69 $34.75 $72,280 3.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 560 $16.03 $15.99 $33,260 7.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 50 $13.30 $15.69 $32,630 7.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $14.62 $15.51 $32,260 5.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 380 $25.95 $28.51 $59,300 5.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 280 $12.48 $16.71 $34,760 11.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $15.52 $17.69 $36,800 5.2 %
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 7,680 $21.40 $24.31 $50,560 1.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $20.74 $20.63 $42,900 3.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 330 $20.51 $22.69 $47,190 7.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) $21.61 $23.67 $49,230 7.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $16.17 $18.21 $37,880 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 320 $20.74 $22.49 $46,780 2.7 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (6) $15.45 $16.42 $34,150 10.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 370 $16.46 $21.74 $45,220 9.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 210 $14.11 $15.70 $32,650 6.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 240 $16.66 $19.32 $40,180 4.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $19.87 $22.52 $46,850 6.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,270 $17.67 $20.38 $42,400 4.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 $13.54 $17.48 $36,350 19.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $18.02 $19.49 $40,550 8.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (6) $22.66 $24.37 $50,690 6.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $27.05 $28.66 $59,610 9.9 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $16.19 $16.22 $33,730 1.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $17.51 $19.61 $40,800 4.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $17.94 $18.98 $39,470 16.8 %
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 1,730 $20.36 $22.17 $46,110 2.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 450 $19.24 $20.79 $43,250 4.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 $25.22 $24.77 $51,530 2.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 $33.00 $31.39 $65,280 9.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 360 $16.00 $16.57 $34,470 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 170 $28.43 $27.34 $56,870 4.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $19.43 $22.11 $45,990 5.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $21.48 $22.01 $45,780 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $20.96 $21.19 $44,080 3.3 %
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 3,280 $26.70 $28.14 $58,540 8.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $14.38 $15.52 $32,290 1.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 40 $29.36 $30.40 $63,240 4.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 200 $29.08 $28.17 $58,580 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 410 $33.41 $33.29 $69,250 2.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $26.33 $27.47 $57,130 1.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $24.33 $25.71 $53,480 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 480 $31.76 $31.21 $64,910 2.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 260 $22.68 $21.77 $45,280 3.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $17.74 $17.15 $35,670 4.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 150 $15.61 $16.71 $34,750 2.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $14.58 $16.49 $34,300 4.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 200 $20.46 $19.79 $41,170 2.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $17.22 $18.22 $37,910 2.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $11.75 $11.82 $24,580 8.5 %
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 720 $19.35 $21.70 $45,140 5.3 %
19-2012 Physicists (6) $29.73 $28.23 $58,710 2.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 70 $27.34 $26.14 $54,380 3.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $18.86 $19.09 $39,710 3.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $20.72 $21.07 $43,820 4.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 110 $13.32 $13.86 $28,830 5.2 %
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 1,950 $12.64 $13.84 $28,790 2.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $10.31 $12.21 $25,390 9.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 320 $16.41 $17.05 $35,460 6.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $14.89 $15.43 $32,100 4.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 170 $10.20 $10.85 $22,560 4.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 380 $12.11 $12.82 $26,660 4.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 200 $15.87 $16.95 $35,250 3.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 150 $11.11 $11.71 $24,350 2.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 90 $12.36 $13.98 $29,080 8.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 $14.82 $15.42 $32,080 1.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 260 $11.84 $12.69 $26,400 5.2 %
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 1,070 $28.61 $31.12 $64,740 9.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 600 $37.39 $42.19 $87,750 11.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $22.80 $26.86 $55,870 9.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 280 $15.74 $16.37 $34,050 5.3 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 60 $12.53 $12.97 $26,980 2.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $15.88 $15.54 $32,330 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 9,720 $14.99 $15.27 $31,750 3.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $53,960 2.6 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $38,220 1.8 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $43,900 1.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $43,230 1.8 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $47,460 1.9 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $49,110 1.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $40,990 1.6 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $45,960 1.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $44,830 1.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $41,000 1.4 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $42,740 1.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $15.89 $15.88 $33,040 3.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 290 $7.51 $8.69 $18,070 6.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 260 (4) (4) $38,110 4.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,600 (4) (4) $30,990 10.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 780 (4) (4) $37,700 2.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,480 (4) (4) $40,190 2.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $38,540 7.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 310 (4) (4) $33,060 8.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 170 (4) (4) $40,510 5.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $37,530 2.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 150 $12.88 $14.36 $29,870 2.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (6) $10.49 $10.43 $21,690 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 200 $18.58 $18.51 $38,490 4.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $12.60 $12.13 $25,230 2.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $17.25 $17.14 $35,660 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,440 (4) (4) $15,690 2.9 %
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 1,400 $12.07 $13.86 $28,830 2.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $9.26 $9.45 $19,660 3.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $15.91 $16.25 $33,800 2.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $30,620 3.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $33,380 2.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 120 $15.05 $18.05 $37,550 6.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $15.78 $16.65 $34,630 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $17.64 $18.60 $38,690 6.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $10.06 $10.89 $22,640 3.7 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians (6) $12.04 $14.14 $29,420 6.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 200 $9.41 $10.59 $22,030 3.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 60 $9.65 $11.09 $23,060 7.0 %
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 11,250 $18.05 $21.94 $45,630 5.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $19.78 $20.09 $41,790 4.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $36.97 $36.67 $76,280 2.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General 250 (5) $67.63 $140,660 23.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $28.37 $28.20 $58,670 13.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,400 $19.70 $20.41 $42,460 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $24.29 $24.12 $50,160 3.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 220 $27.33 $29.70 $61,780 5.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $13.14 $13.27 $27,600 2.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 230 $18.49 $18.30 $38,070 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $23.19 $22.00 $45,760 4.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $33.45 $40.71 $84,670 25.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $19.36 $19.09 $39,710 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 350 $11.19 $11.64 $24,210 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 250 $13.97 $16.16 $33,620 9.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $20.33 $20.17 $41,950 2.9 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $20.12 $20.28 $42,180 2.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 320 $18.99 $19.24 $40,010 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 400 $10.82 $11.47 $23,850 5.3 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 80 $6.85 $9.09 $18,900 15.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 310 $10.07 $10.43 $21,690 3.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 30 $16.18 $16.68 $34,700 3.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $8.63 $9.06 $18,850 2.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,490 $13.40 $13.65 $28,400 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 290 $10.21 $11.08 $23,040 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $11.82 $11.66 $24,260 2.7 %
29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists (6) $19.30 $20.94 $43,550 13.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $16.75 $17.99 $37,430 5.2 %
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 5,270 $9.23 $9.86 $20,510 1.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 420 $7.88 $7.95 $16,540 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,610 $8.61 $8.87 $18,460 1.8 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides (6) $9.50 $9.62 $20,010 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 200 $16.92 $17.20 $35,770 1.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 90 $9.48 $9.28 $19,300 3.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 370 $14.13 $13.93 $28,960 4.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 750 $10.07 $10.35 $21,530 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $12.03 $12.13 $25,220 6.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $7.69 $7.50 $15,600 3.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $6.69 $7.16 $14,890 4.9 %
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 5,040 $11.27 $12.18 $25,340 7.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $20.84 $22.29 $46,370 2.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 610 $15.62 $15.37 $31,980 5.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 460 $10.63 $10.54 $21,910 4.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $21.80 $22.54 $46,880 5.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,100 $15.22 $15.63 $32,500 2.9 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $10.57 $10.81 $22,490 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,270 $7.99 $8.73 $18,150 3.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (6) $10.22 $9.61 $19,990 4.9 %
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 15,810 $6.98 $7.56 $15,720 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 100 $11.52 $12.45 $25,900 4.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 810 $11.15 $11.28 $23,470 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 760 $6.48 $6.33 $13,160 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,060 $7.66 $8.17 $17,000 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,110 $9.01 $8.98 $18,680 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 520 $7.15 $7.08 $14,720 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,130 $7.71 $7.72 $16,060 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 310 $7.22 $8.04 $16,720 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,340 $6.48 $6.59 $13,710 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 430 $7.45 $7.43 $15,450 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,160 $6.69 $7.66 $15,930 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 260 $7.02 $7.12 $14,800 1.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 390 $6.73 $6.76 $14,060 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 820 $7.36 $7.19 $14,960 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 500 $6.95 $7.01 $14,580 3.3 %
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 5,860 $8.33 $9.09 $18,900 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 260 $12.67 $13.43 $27,930 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $13.25 $13.70 $28,490 2.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,670 $8.33 $9.00 $18,730 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,540 $7.35 $7.44 $15,470 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $11.63 $11.83 $24,610 1.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 920 $9.03 $9.56 $19,890 2.1 %
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 2,980 $7.13 $8.44 $17,550 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $11.56 $13.89 $28,880 5.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $7.67 $8.55 $17,790 2.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $7.01 $6.97 $14,500 2.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $7.17 $9.30 $19,350 9.7 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 30 $7.63 $7.81 $16,240 3.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 100 $7.85 $7.90 $16,430 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 370 $9.12 $10.32 $21,460 6.1 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $7.11 $9.86 $20,510 18.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 850 $6.21 $6.33 $13,160 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 190 $6.77 $6.90 $14,360 2.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 330 $9.19 $10.33 $21,490 6.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 310 $6.99 $8.25 $17,170 2.9 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 30 $8.32 $8.80 $18,310 3.0 %
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 20,180 $8.65 $12.16 $25,290 1.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,840 $11.86 $13.91 $28,940 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 580 $17.80 $21.62 $44,970 5.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,450 $6.81 $7.11 $14,790 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 770 $8.14 $8.61 $17,910 2.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 520 $10.80 $11.72 $24,380 4.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,250 $7.97 $10.13 $21,060 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $17.61 $19.38 $40,310 6.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (6) $13.82 $18.49 $38,450 9.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 180 $37.27 $39.70 $82,570 5.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $11.25 $10.98 $22,830 4.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 400 $19.80 $21.47 $44,660 5.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,780 $17.84 $20.06 $41,720 2.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $17.05 $16.47 $34,250 6.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $15.82 $21.06 $43,800 9.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 80 $22.41 $24.85 $51,680 6.3 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (6) $9.69 $13.23 $27,510 5.3 %
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 37,620 $10.87 $11.72 $24,370 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,500 $14.43 $15.87 $33,010 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 480 $9.43 $9.57 $19,910 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 490 $11.50 $11.66 $24,250 1.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,050 $11.44 $11.86 $24,670 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,200 $12.08 $12.58 $26,160 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 380 $12.25 $12.58 $26,160 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 160 $11.20 $11.20 $23,290 10.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,080 $9.35 $9.37 $19,480 1.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (6) $13.38 $13.23 $27,510 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $11.15 $11.49 $23,910 3.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $11.74 $14.36 $29,880 9.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,060 $10.93 $11.75 $24,440 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 350 $9.22 $9.57 $19,900 3.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $8.02 $8.06 $16,760 3.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 270 $10.39 $10.93 $22,740 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $7.56 $8.07 $16,790 7.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $11.42 $11.61 $24,160 3.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (6) $10.23 $10.42 $21,680 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 420 $11.19 $11.31 $23,520 2.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 300 $12.10 $12.63 $26,270 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,050 $9.54 $9.42 $19,600 1.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $9.65 $10.64 $22,130 4.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $8.26 $8.84 $18,380 3.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $11.14 $10.69 $22,240 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 520 $17.59 $17.28 $35,950 3.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (6) $13.35 $13.33 $27,730 6.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 140 $19.15 $18.89 $39,300 3.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 520 $18.43 $18.24 $37,950 2.5 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 370 $16.01 $15.15 $31,510 3.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 300 $13.63 $14.81 $30,810 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,410 $10.94 $11.30 $23,500 1.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,790 $8.84 $9.39 $19,540 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 120 $12.34 $12.72 $26,450 6.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,010 $13.06 $13.85 $28,810 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 250 $13.90 $14.17 $29,470 3.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 470 $13.45 $13.54 $28,160 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,190 $10.80 $10.95 $22,780 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 300 $11.65 $12.93 $26,890 3.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,020 $11.58 $11.60 $24,130 2.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 170 $13.01 $14.43 $30,020 6.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,130 $9.11 $10.07 $20,940 7.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 210 $8.49 $9.18 $19,090 3.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,810 $9.69 $10.06 $20,920 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 $10.10 $10.74 $22,350 4.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 50 $10.49 $11.37 $23,650 7.3 %
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) $9.53 $9.81 $20,410 3.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (6) $8.33 $8.73 $18,170 8.5 %
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 9,630 $14.18 $14.83 $30,840 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 760 $18.52 $19.13 $39,800 1.9 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 230 $18.80 $18.84 $39,190 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 280 $16.33 $15.90 $33,080 4.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,010 $14.76 $14.61 $30,380 2.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 40 $11.92 $12.22 $25,420 11.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 150 $13.55 $14.18 $29,480 4.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,180 $10.66 $10.86 $22,580 2.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 250 $12.17 $12.09 $25,150 1.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 400 $13.29 $13.98 $29,090 2.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 180 $15.76 $15.10 $31,410 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,350 $20.24 $19.76 $41,100 3.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $13.35 $13.09 $27,230 1.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 420 $13.25 $13.12 $27,290 2.5 %
47-2142 Paperhangers (6) $14.44 $14.19 $29,510 3.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 150 $10.77 $11.53 $23,980 3.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 900 $17.05 $16.61 $34,550 2.8 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 90 $14.99 $14.72 $30,610 2.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $13.42 $13.85 $28,810 2.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 480 $15.35 $15.37 $31,980 3.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 140 $10.28 $10.44 $21,720 2.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 70 $11.61 $10.99 $22,860 4.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 130 $11.19 $11.54 $24,010 4.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $9.82 $9.81 $20,400 2.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $15.12 $15.40 $32,030 5.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 250 $9.01 $9.66 $20,090 4.3 %
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 8,910 $14.77 $15.64 $32,530 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 660 $19.93 $20.40 $42,430 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 190 $15.65 $16.69 $34,710 3.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $19.88 $18.90 $39,310 6.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 70 $14.50 $14.15 $29,440 2.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $16.49 $15.80 $32,860 3.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 40 $10.22 $11.50 $23,920 8.2 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $12.06 $11.90 $24,750 3.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $33.91 $31.92 $66,400 3.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 580 $16.27 $17.08 $35,530 6.2 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 150 $14.35 $15.09 $31,390 11.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 960 $13.25 $13.59 $28,260 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $15.91 $16.07 $33,420 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 240 $13.81 $14.29 $29,730 3.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $11.05 $11.30 $23,500 3.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.95 $9.43 $19,620 3.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $23.54 $19.62 $40,800 10.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $15.47 $15.95 $33,170 2.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 $12.11 $12.58 $26,170 7.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 560 $15.34 $16.27 $33,850 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,340 $13.81 $14.50 $30,160 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 $13.13 $12.77 $26,560 2.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 110 $18.32 $17.14 $35,650 7.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $18.54 $18.07 $37,590 4.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 190 $15.12 $15.53 $32,300 1.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 100 $13.31 $12.88 $26,790 1.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 330 $9.47 $9.85 $20,490 4.3 %
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 29,660 $11.38 $12.15 $25,270 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,650 $19.20 $19.67 $40,910 1.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 120 $11.30 $11.91 $24,780 3.1 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 260 $14.47 $14.21 $29,550 5.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 440 $13.39 $13.37 $27,800 2.7 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 40 $11.78 $10.94 $22,760 7.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,240 $10.70 $11.13 $23,150 2.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $9.72 $10.60 $22,060 5.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (6) $10.34 $11.24 $23,370 1.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (6) $7.43 $9.33 $19,400 1.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (6) $14.05 $14.08 $29,280 3.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $11.43 $11.43 $23,780 2.8 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.50 $12.47 $25,930 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 690 $10.99 $11.29 $23,480 1.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $13.81 $13.36 $27,780 3.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 380 $11.99 $11.63 $24,190 2.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $13.69 $13.86 $28,840 3.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.63 $11.96 $24,870 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,160 $14.22 $14.96 $31,120 2.6 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 50 $12.63 $13.70 $28,500 4.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $11.82 $11.80 $24,540 2.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 140 $13.93 $14.81 $30,810 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,080 $12.86 $12.97 $26,980 2.3 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 90 $15.17 $14.50 $30,150 3.0 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $12.77 $12.85 $26,740 3.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 120 $10.33 $11.13 $23,160 4.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $12.81 $12.76 $26,550 2.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 140 $13.55 $14.28 $29,700 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 360 $12.36 $13.59 $28,270 5.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 380 $7.44 $7.46 $15,520 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 190 $7.54 $7.49 $15,580 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 610 $8.19 $8.44 $17,550 2.0 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 70 $9.84 $9.96 $20,720 4.5 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,120 $10.70 $11.07 $23,020 1.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 180 $10.31 $10.59 $22,020 2.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $9.18 $9.57 $19,910 3.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 210 $13.18 $14.41 $29,960 3.8 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 190 $21.73 $21.42 $44,560 6.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $11.87 $11.60 $24,130 3.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 100 $10.07 $10.06 $20,920 2.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $13.70 $13.39 $27,860 4.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (6) $10.24 $10.40 $21,630 8.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $12.25 $12.26 $25,500 3.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $10.64 $10.66 $22,170 2.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $11.65 $12.59 $26,190 7.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,050 $11.58 $12.37 $25,730 1.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 100 $12.40 $12.90 $26,840 10.0 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $9.91 $10.25 $21,330 5.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,030 $10.62 $11.15 $23,190 5.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $11.93 $12.12 $25,200 2.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 160 $8.59 $10.22 $21,270 9.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (6) $13.03 $12.76 $26,540 2.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 350 $12.78 $12.68 $26,370 2.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (6) $10.09 $10.39 $21,620 2.5 %
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 28,540 $13.47 $14.19 $29,520 5.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 640 $20.28 $19.08 $39,690 6.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 410 $21.66 $22.06 $45,870 3.0 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers (6) (4) (4) $73,050 10.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 620 $6.46 $6.91 $14,370 3.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 820 $7.20 $9.43 $19,620 10.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 12,010 $18.94 $18.50 $38,480 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,050 $11.11 $12.64 $26,290 4.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 200 $6.37 $6.64 $13,800 5.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 120 $9.18 $8.90 $18,500 4.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (6) $16.15 $15.63 $32,510 5.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $12.17 $12.69 $26,400 6.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $13.88 $13.80 $28,700 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,460 $11.43 $12.26 $25,500 3.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 390 $7.35 $7.67 $15,950 3.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,750 $9.62 $10.07 $20,940 3.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 490 $10.66 $10.26 $21,340 4.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,930 $8.30 $8.57 $17,820 2.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $10.93 $11.53 $23,980 4.7 %

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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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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