Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Columbus, GA-AL MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Columbus, GA-AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Georgia and Alabama. 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 Columbus, GA-AL 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 115,890 $10.91 $13.54 $28,160 1.6 %
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 6,440 $26.70 $29.42 $61,190 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 300 $47.37 $46.46 $96,640 4.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,040 $26.56 $29.85 $62,090 1.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $23.42 $23.53 $48,940 4.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $33.48 $34.83 $72,450 4.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 250 $32.44 $37.62 $78,250 7.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 350 $26.59 $28.32 $58,910 2.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 340 $34.70 $34.38 $71,510 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 400 $28.12 $29.94 $62,280 3.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 200 $25.89 $27.33 $56,850 2.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $27.01 $28.25 $58,750 2.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $24.44 $27.12 $56,400 3.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $20.84 $21.14 $43,970 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $24.11 $27.16 $56,490 5.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $62,660 6.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $23.86 $27.88 $57,990 2.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $39.40 $39.41 $81,970 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 320 $15.87 $16.95 $35,260 3.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $26.23 $29.45 $61,250 7.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $16.54 $18.65 $38,800 10.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $22.06 $21.90 $45,550 2.7 %
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 3,330 $19.00 $20.49 $42,620 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.67 $22.56 $46,930 6.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $17.25 $18.69 $38,870 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) $21.99 $23.46 $48,790 4.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $16.80 $19.07 $39,660 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $19.13 $20.10 $41,810 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 170 $16.51 $17.95 $37,330 7.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $18.23 $19.56 $40,690 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 270 $17.16 $18.72 $38,930 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 310 $20.66 $21.69 $45,110 2.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $13.31 $15.05 $31,310 11.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 490 $18.63 $20.15 $41,920 2.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $12.14 $12.86 $26,740 2.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 $20.65 $21.48 $44,670 2.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $21.52 $22.66 $47,130 4.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $19.22 $19.83 $41,250 3.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $21.80 $24.38 $50,710 1.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $17.43 $19.80 $41,170 3.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $22.23 $22.16 $46,100 1.7 %
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 3,590 $21.01 $22.37 $46,530 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 720 $17.93 $20.00 $41,590 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 500 $27.36 $26.85 $55,840 3.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (6) $28.26 $28.05 $58,350 3.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 450 $15.90 $16.73 $34,800 3.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (6) $26.95 $26.26 $54,610 2.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $21.06 $22.33 $46,450 4.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 120 $24.97 $24.88 $51,760 3.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 70 $23.16 $25.86 $53,790 9.3 %
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 730 $21.24 $22.07 $45,900 2.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $24.38 $24.07 $50,060 2.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $24.64 $24.72 $51,410 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (6) $28.64 $28.95 $60,210 4.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $14.57 $13.85 $28,800 13.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 90 $20.25 $20.05 $41,710 2.5 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 30 $13.94 $13.58 $28,250 7.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $9.96 $10.51 $21,870 1.9 %
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 440 $17.18 $19.68 $40,930 4.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (6) $14.56 $16.03 $33,350 3.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $32.59 $31.22 $64,940 6.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $15.16 $17.73 $36,890 7.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $28.13 $26.70 $55,530 6.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 120 $14.01 $14.59 $30,350 3.0 %
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 1,400 $13.11 $14.51 $30,170 3.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $13.52 $12.67 $26,350 5.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $22.70 $23.31 $48,490 3.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $12.33 $12.60 $26,210 3.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 150 $15.52 $16.53 $34,390 1.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $20.66 $24.00 $49,910 8.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $16.35 $17.24 $35,860 3.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 110 $15.04 $15.18 $31,580 1.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 450 $8.63 $9.26 $19,260 1.7 %
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 270 $23.93 $29.38 $61,110 8.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers (6) $34.88 $40.79 $84,840 10.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $17.39 $19.09 $39,710 7.4 %
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 6,580 $18.09 $17.16 $35,690 2.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $71,770 11.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 420 $7.01 $9.53 $19,820 6.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $43,800 4.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,400 (4) (4) $42,780 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $40,240 4.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 460 (4) (4) $45,540 1.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $45,840 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 250 (4) (4) $46,480 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $42,240 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $46,300 1.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 170 $14.94 $16.27 $33,840 1.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $23.75 $23.65 $49,200 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $12.50 $12.70 $26,420 3.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 180 $16.24 $17.71 $36,840 13.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,270 (4) (4) $14,620 1.9 %
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 840 $14.93 $16.18 $33,640 3.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $13.12 $13.70 $28,500 2.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 100 $10.31 $11.12 $23,120 7.1 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $14.70 $14.99 $31,190 5.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $17.94 $19.05 $39,620 2.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 70 $21.50 $23.27 $48,390 7.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 $20.75 $19.85 $41,290 3.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $10.73 $11.70 $24,330 7.3 %
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 5,370 $18.92 $21.83 $45,400 4.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $18.79 $17.16 $35,690 6.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $34.05 $33.51 $69,690 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 (5) $63.13 $131,310 19.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $66.79 $138,920 20.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $29.16 $27.02 $56,200 10.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,540 $21.10 $22.30 $46,380 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $23.31 $24.18 $50,290 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $27.41 $28.02 $58,270 2.8 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 50 $13.01 $14.58 $30,320 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $23.66 $23.60 $49,090 2.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $19.10 $19.08 $39,690 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $10.68 $11.80 $24,540 3.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $17.06 $17.48 $36,360 2.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $14.54 $16.25 $33,800 7.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $18.30 $17.36 $36,100 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $10.97 $11.85 $24,660 4.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $9.80 $9.78 $20,340 1.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 840 $12.67 $12.63 $26,280 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $12.17 $14.05 $29,220 9.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (6) $16.73 $19.35 $40,250 5.7 %
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 2,700 $8.55 $9.02 $18,750 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 210 $7.81 $8.10 $16,840 4.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,260 $7.84 $7.88 $16,390 2.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $6.46 $6.67 $13,880 5.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $12.44 $12.31 $25,600 3.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 500 $9.60 $9.70 $20,180 2.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $10.33 $10.51 $21,860 2.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $7.85 $7.75 $16,120 2.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $7.06 $7.53 $15,660 7.0 %
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 3,050 $12.23 $13.02 $27,080 6.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $20.15 $20.97 $43,620 4.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 450 $12.23 $12.33 $25,640 2.6 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 50 $12.12 $12.83 $26,690 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,020 $8.26 $8.70 $18,100 3.6 %
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 10,300 $6.53 $6.95 $14,460 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $13.36 $14.30 $29,740 4.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 610 $10.99 $11.10 $23,080 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 980 $6.41 $6.44 $13,400 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 780 $6.54 $6.99 $14,540 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 870 $6.97 $7.34 $15,270 5.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $7.33 $7.34 $15,270 4.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 340 $7.04 $7.62 $15,840 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 170 $6.94 $7.52 $15,640 2.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,200 $6.57 $6.78 $14,110 3.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 270 $6.25 $6.42 $13,350 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,340 $6.17 $6.13 $12,740 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 $6.35 $6.24 $12,970 3.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 70 $6.61 $6.68 $13,880 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 470 $6.48 $6.46 $13,440 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 280 $6.47 $6.54 $13,610 2.5 %
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 4,180 $7.20 $7.99 $16,620 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 $11.62 $12.38 $25,750 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $13.65 $14.95 $31,110 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,950 $7.09 $7.87 $16,360 4.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,050 $6.35 $6.52 $13,560 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (6) $10.00 $10.31 $21,440 13.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 690 $7.88 $8.18 $17,010 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 1,980 $7.40 $8.33 $17,320 2.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $7.28 $7.33 $15,240 2.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $6.16 $6.18 $12,850 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $6.51 $7.17 $14,910 5.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $6.63 $7.23 $15,030 7.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 300 $8.99 $9.21 $19,150 5.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 370 $6.56 $6.60 $13,730 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 130 $7.50 $7.47 $15,530 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $14.21 $16.07 $33,430 10.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $7.78 $8.93 $18,580 4.6 %
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 10,280 $8.22 $11.09 $23,070 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,010 $12.04 $13.35 $27,760 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $20.91 $23.79 $49,490 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,240 $6.61 $6.96 $14,480 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 500 $6.92 $7.79 $16,200 3.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $12.22 $13.48 $28,040 9.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,010 $7.50 $9.22 $19,190 4.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 140 $12.92 $14.91 $31,020 5.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 390 $19.31 $22.27 $46,330 4.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $16.42 $25.76 $53,580 18.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 260 $19.96 $23.15 $48,150 11.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $16.45 $18.59 $38,660 3.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 $12.14 $12.65 $26,310 6.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 120 $7.89 $9.20 $19,130 5.3 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 80 $17.08 $14.83 $30,850 4.9 %
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 22,470 $10.51 $11.39 $23,680 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,390 $15.46 $16.82 $34,980 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 220 $7.69 $8.04 $16,720 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $10.33 $10.99 $22,860 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 670 $10.14 $10.47 $21,770 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,480 $11.04 $11.28 $23,460 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $12.00 $12.24 $25,460 3.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 150 $14.05 $13.96 $29,040 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 620 $8.38 $8.60 $17,880 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,010 $10.28 $10.99 $22,850 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $7.49 $7.90 $16,440 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 130 $7.20 $7.06 $14,680 3.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $9.82 $9.74 $20,250 4.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $8.84 $8.93 $18,570 7.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $11.91 $11.85 $24,640 2.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 190 $9.78 $10.39 $21,600 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 370 $12.56 $12.80 $26,630 1.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 830 $8.50 $8.86 $18,420 1.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 $9.11 $10.57 $21,990 7.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $8.14 $8.19 $17,030 2.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $9.68 $9.52 $19,810 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $11.67 $13.22 $27,490 6.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $10.92 $13.32 $27,700 2.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 270 $18.54 $18.16 $37,770 3.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 $15.73 $15.13 $31,480 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $15.40 $16.06 $33,410 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 540 $11.33 $11.57 $24,060 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,570 $8.50 $9.17 $19,070 3.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (6) $8.07 $8.70 $18,100 6.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,040 $12.73 $13.10 $27,260 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 310 $13.55 $13.21 $27,480 3.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 240 $9.73 $10.44 $21,710 5.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,550 $9.89 $10.44 $21,710 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 290 $13.58 $13.72 $28,530 3.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 370 $9.64 $9.98 $20,750 2.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $13.33 $12.25 $25,490 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,220 $12.81 $13.75 $28,610 9.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 250 $9.20 $9.30 $19,340 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,280 $9.09 $9.30 $19,340 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $11.21 $11.59 $24,100 2.9 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 90 $11.01 $11.72 $24,390 2.2 %
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 100 $11.96 $12.53 $26,060 5.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (6) $13.53 $13.82 $28,740 3.7 %
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 4,820 $11.26 $12.02 $25,000 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $18.65 $19.06 $39,640 2.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $13.32 $13.05 $27,150 4.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 720 $11.48 $11.87 $24,690 1.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $10.70 $11.32 $23,560 7.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 510 $8.17 $8.48 $17,640 1.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $9.83 $10.28 $21,390 6.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 270 $12.03 $12.22 $25,420 2.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $12.64 $12.59 $26,180 2.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 380 $15.49 $15.68 $32,620 3.0 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 80 $10.94 $10.40 $21,640 3.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250 $10.59 $11.13 $23,140 3.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $10.20 $11.22 $23,330 3.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 400 $13.32 $13.66 $28,410 6.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 240 $13.62 $13.51 $28,100 2.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $8.31 $8.01 $16,650 4.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 160 $8.94 $9.06 $18,850 2.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 90 $9.63 $9.70 $20,180 4.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $7.97 $8.31 $17,290 6.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $12.66 $13.24 $27,540 4.0 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (6) $10.92 $10.77 $22,410 7.8 %
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 5,480 $13.40 $14.14 $29,400 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $18.96 $20.05 $41,700 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 170 $13.62 $14.86 $30,910 8.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $16.81 $16.36 $34,030 2.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $16.66 $16.16 $33,610 4.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $9.93 $10.20 $21,220 4.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $25.04 $22.67 $47,160 3.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 320 $10.85 $13.03 $27,110 11.0 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $10.58 $10.65 $22,140 2.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 670 $13.28 $13.83 $28,770 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $13.41 $14.31 $29,770 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $15.04 $15.41 $32,050 2.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $9.23 $10.07 $20,950 7.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $12.27 $12.59 $26,200 1.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $13.38 $13.67 $28,430 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 370 $14.06 $14.49 $30,140 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,420 $12.88 $13.03 $27,100 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $16.08 $15.79 $32,830 5.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $19.75 $20.84 $43,340 6.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 130 $15.71 $16.11 $33,510 3.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 60 $12.72 $12.35 $25,690 2.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 $9.27 $10.27 $21,350 6.3 %
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 12,590 $11.00 $12.18 $25,330 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 870 $20.16 $20.83 $43,320 2.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $11.65 $12.19 $25,360 2.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 740 $10.49 $10.23 $21,280 5.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $10.06 $10.12 $21,050 2.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $13.47 $16.53 $34,390 4.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $11.72 $11.56 $24,040 5.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 390 $13.65 $13.97 $29,070 5.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $15.60 $15.65 $32,540 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 260 $11.53 $12.44 $25,870 3.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 $13.22 $13.51 $28,100 5.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 130 $18.19 $18.01 $37,470 5.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 180 $11.97 $12.79 $26,610 6.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $6.75 $6.82 $14,180 2.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 150 $6.83 $7.61 $15,830 6.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 480 $11.39 $10.50 $21,840 8.5 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $10.95 $10.78 $22,430 4.9 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,140 $11.53 $11.42 $23,750 3.3 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 $10.39 $10.48 $21,790 3.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 40 $9.75 $10.62 $22,090 9.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 210 $9.62 $9.96 $20,710 2.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $10.53 $10.42 $21,680 3.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (6) $19.17 $20.04 $41,670 4.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $12.13 $12.84 $26,710 5.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 170 $14.07 $14.83 $30,840 5.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $10.12 $10.54 $21,930 3.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $10.77 $10.38 $21,590 4.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $10.73 $12.11 $25,190 2.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 $13.97 $13.93 $28,980 5.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 550 $10.89 $11.94 $24,840 3.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 110 $17.61 $16.92 $35,190 20.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 30 $7.62 $7.78 $16,170 3.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $8.09 $8.63 $17,950 2.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (6) $8.99 $9.94 $20,680 4.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 60 $9.07 $9.32 $19,380 22.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 420 $9.58 $10.62 $22,090 9.4 %
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 8,960 $8.86 $10.01 $20,810 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $16.31 $16.18 $33,650 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $19.11 $19.76 $41,090 3.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 120 $8.80 $9.14 $19,020 10.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (6) $6.99 $7.81 $16,250 5.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $8.16 $10.81 $22,480 13.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 990 $13.58 $14.21 $29,550 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,280 $9.50 $10.53 $21,910 3.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $7.22 $7.43 $15,450 4.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $8.22 $8.38 $17,430 2.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $10.18 $10.56 $21,960 5.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $14.25 $13.81 $28,730 5.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $10.90 $11.36 $23,620 3.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 770 $10.29 $10.98 $22,840 3.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $6.84 $7.24 $15,050 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,050 $7.96 $8.19 $17,030 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 390 $10.05 $10.42 $21,660 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,220 $6.54 $7.25 $15,070 5.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (6) $11.98 $12.97 $26,990 7.3 %

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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