Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, 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 Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, 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 168,190 $11.64 $13.71 $28,520 0.8 %
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 7,920 $26.04 $30.53 $63,500 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 510 $59.60 $50.74 $105,540 9.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,970 $26.43 $32.18 $66,920 2.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 $16.50 $23.17 $48,190 13.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 150 $33.02 $37.45 $77,900 7.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 300 $28.88 $32.39 $67,370 3.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $21.52 $22.80 $47,420 2.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 210 $19.71 $24.09 $50,120 7.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $29.12 $30.66 $63,780 4.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 570 $26.29 $30.33 $63,100 4.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 210 $21.59 $24.35 $50,640 2.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 600 $25.31 $27.17 $56,520 2.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 $21.18 $25.87 $53,810 4.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $22.85 $25.24 $52,500 4.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $26.09 $25.98 $54,030 5.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $58,270 3.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $25.78 $25.46 $52,960 2.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $34.44 $34.08 $70,880 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 300 $14.92 $14.94 $31,080 5.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $22.14 $27.90 $58,020 9.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $16.06 $16.07 $33,430 5.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $29.63 $29.75 $61,880 1.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (6) $34.07 $32.32 $67,220 10.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $20.95 $21.38 $44,460 3.8 %
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 2,430 $18.52 $20.37 $42,370 1.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $21.25 $22.06 $45,890 6.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $16.77 $19.06 $39,650 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) $16.68 $19.69 $40,950 4.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $15.81 $17.87 $37,160 4.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 $20.13 $20.91 $43,490 2.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $15.97 $16.31 $33,930 4.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $18.43 $19.72 $41,010 4.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $19.19 $18.86 $39,230 5.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 500 $19.27 $21.68 $45,090 3.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $19.12 $20.61 $42,860 8.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $26.15 $27.78 $57,790 2.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $19.38 $21.65 $45,030 6.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $19.77 $20.46 $42,560 1.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $10.63 $11.37 $23,660 8.6 %
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 790 $20.40 $21.47 $44,650 1.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 230 $22.73 $24.57 $51,110 3.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $29.43 $28.05 $58,340 3.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $15.61 $16.38 $34,070 2.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $23.86 $23.77 $49,450 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $23.73 $23.16 $48,160 2.4 %
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 1,230 $20.95 $22.39 $46,570 1.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $36.02 $29.25 $60,840 16.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 $25.59 $25.66 $53,380 1.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 $34.44 $36.66 $76,250 6.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $23.89 $24.73 $51,430 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $25.16 $25.83 $53,720 3.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $17.88 $18.83 $39,170 4.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 140 $19.96 $19.93 $41,450 2.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 90 $16.77 $16.78 $34,910 1.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $12.16 $12.40 $25,800 4.9 %
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 530 $19.14 $21.14 $43,970 4.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $24.18 $24.75 $51,470 4.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $22.40 $25.87 $53,800 10.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 $15.62 $16.21 $33,710 3.8 %
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 2,390 $14.08 $14.68 $30,540 3.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (6) $9.60 $10.86 $22,580 5.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $19.75 $19.73 $41,050 2.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 160 $16.80 $17.07 $35,500 2.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 560 $11.03 $11.71 $24,350 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 380 $16.04 $16.39 $34,090 1.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $16.51 $17.29 $35,960 3.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 170 $14.36 $15.75 $32,770 4.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 430 $12.28 $13.39 $27,840 3.8 %
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 370 $16.73 $21.53 $44,780 6.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $30.71 $32.46 $67,520 10.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $14.42 $14.12 $29,380 3.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (6) $13.80 $13.71 $28,510 4.3 %
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 8,760 $15.40 $15.14 $31,500 3.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $42,340 1.6 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $35,830 2.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $38,130 2.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $41,010 1.8 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $44,860 1.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $40,520 2.3 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $36,750 2.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $41,440 1.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $39,970 2.0 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $39,090 2.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 550 $7.64 $8.41 $17,500 6.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $40,140 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,510 (4) (4) $35,250 2.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (6) (4) (4) $33,100 3.0 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $35,710 8.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (6) (4) (4) $39,060 2.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (6) (4) (4) $38,820 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 (4) (4) $37,460 2.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 240 (4) (4) $30,470 7.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (6) (4) (4) $37,570 5.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $12.36 $13.69 $28,470 1.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $17.38 $17.98 $37,410 3.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 110 $9.45 $10.02 $20,840 8.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (6) $22.01 $21.69 $45,110 3.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,180 (4) (4) $16,980 2.6 %
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 610 $12.81 $14.29 $29,730 2.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $8.83 $8.76 $18,230 5.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $14.56 $15.30 $31,830 3.3 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $14.86 $15.50 $32,240 6.5 %
27-3010 Announcers 50 $8.05 $8.64 $17,980 2.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 30 $10.18 $11.30 $23,510 3.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $15.81 $16.22 $33,730 5.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.15 $11.20 $23,290 9.7 %
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 7,220 $20.05 $23.31 $48,480 3.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $19.09 $19.42 $40,390 2.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $33.84 $35.13 $73,060 3.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 $68.63 $62.17 $129,310 7.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) $60.70 $52.70 $109,620 18.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 150 $32.39 $33.83 $70,370 8.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,070 $21.20 $22.23 $46,230 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (6) $22.85 $22.42 $46,640 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $20.86 $23.14 $48,130 5.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $17.47 $17.75 $36,920 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (6) $22.89 $22.54 $46,890 2.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $46.17 $42.55 $88,500 7.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $17.66 $18.57 $38,630 2.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $13.12 $13.57 $28,220 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $23.55 $22.88 $47,600 5.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $20.40 $20.81 $43,280 3.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $11.08 $11.93 $24,820 4.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $9.66 $9.77 $20,310 1.9 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 30 $15.54 $15.23 $31,690 2.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $12.29 $12.40 $25,790 5.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 480 $14.83 $14.34 $29,830 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.97 $11.61 $24,160 1.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $12.64 $12.67 $26,340 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 4,090 $9.88 $10.17 $21,150 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,070 $9.62 $9.44 $19,640 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,590 $8.79 $9.10 $18,930 2.3 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $16.68 $16.69 $34,720 2.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $17.51 $19.76 $41,110 4.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 300 $12.82 $12.98 $27,000 3.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 420 $10.96 $11.16 $23,210 3.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $12.76 $12.88 $26,800 1.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $8.98 $10.39 $21,600 10.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $8.82 $8.69 $18,070 3.3 %
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 2,500 $12.23 $12.53 $26,050 4.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 150 $18.23 $19.02 $39,570 2.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 170 $13.39 $13.54 $28,160 2.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 650 $12.40 $12.60 $26,210 3.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $16.24 $17.24 $35,850 6.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 560 $13.19 $14.12 $29,370 4.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 670 $7.60 $8.33 $17,330 5.3 %
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 11,180 $6.82 $7.52 $15,630 2.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 320 $8.26 $8.95 $18,620 9.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 930 $10.92 $11.39 $23,700 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 860 $6.53 $6.68 $13,890 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 760 $7.98 $8.06 $16,770 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (6) $8.70 $8.92 $18,540 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $7.83 $7.81 $16,240 2.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (6) $6.29 $6.54 $13,590 6.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders (6) $6.36 $7.74 $16,100 20.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,940 $6.60 $6.79 $14,120 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 160 $6.95 $7.03 $14,620 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,870 $6.74 $7.63 $15,860 5.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $7.01 $7.10 $14,770 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $6.56 $6.62 $13,770 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 330 $6.60 $6.74 $14,030 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 280 $6.58 $6.84 $14,220 5.0 %
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 3,790 $8.60 $9.19 $19,120 1.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $11.89 $12.85 $26,730 4.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $16.79 $17.28 $35,930 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,710 $8.29 $8.68 $18,060 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 870 $7.74 $7.71 $16,030 1.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 760 $9.79 $9.73 $20,230 1.8 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (6) $12.52 $12.32 $25,620 4.0 %
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 2,470 $8.13 $8.68 $18,060 2.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $10.49 $11.20 $23,300 3.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.37 $8.18 $17,010 5.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $6.42 $6.75 $14,030 5.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $6.85 $7.36 $15,310 2.6 %
39-4011 Embalmers 40 $16.66 $16.64 $34,620 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $7.34 $7.98 $16,590 3.8 %
39-6022 Travel Guides (6) $11.24 $11.97 $24,900 12.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 730 $7.19 $7.63 $15,870 4.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 670 $8.71 $8.42 $17,510 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $12.09 $12.68 $26,380 20.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 190 $9.02 $9.90 $20,590 4.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 80 $11.10 $10.71 $22,270 9.1 %
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 14,070 $8.77 $12.76 $26,540 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,450 $12.86 $15.17 $31,550 4.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 480 $14.57 $18.36 $38,200 7.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,430 $7.16 $7.30 $15,180 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 $9.37 $10.33 $21,490 7.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 370 $9.52 $10.90 $22,660 7.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,540 $8.05 $10.11 $21,030 4.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $15.58 $16.03 $33,350 3.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $13.80 $20.56 $42,760 11.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $32.88 $42.61 $88,640 21.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 620 $21.57 $23.20 $48,260 9.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,800 $18.39 $23.24 $48,330 4.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 130 $9.37 $10.67 $22,200 3.3 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (6) $12.89 $17.43 $36,260 18.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $15.79 $18.89 $39,290 14.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 160 $8.60 $8.80 $18,300 3.4 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 40 $16.21 $22.28 $46,350 20.0 %
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 21,430 $11.26 $12.05 $25,060 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,080 $16.29 $17.73 $36,870 3.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 $9.93 $9.96 $20,710 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 280 $11.46 $12.44 $25,880 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 650 $10.96 $11.41 $23,740 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,950 $12.24 $13.14 $27,330 3.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $12.49 $12.87 $26,770 1.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $12.19 $12.41 $25,810 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 $9.08 $9.18 $19,090 1.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 30 $10.61 $11.06 $23,000 6.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) $10.77 $11.60 $24,120 5.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,410 $11.86 $12.18 $25,340 1.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 190 $12.85 $12.97 $26,970 1.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $8.84 $8.98 $18,670 1.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $7.93 $7.71 $16,030 3.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $9.57 $9.71 $20,210 1.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $9.61 $9.33 $19,410 4.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $11.53 $11.86 $24,660 4.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $13.33 $13.06 $27,160 8.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 330 $11.15 $11.63 $24,180 1.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 250 $12.42 $12.56 $26,120 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 790 $10.36 $10.22 $21,250 1.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $11.38 $11.24 $23,380 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $15.57 $15.92 $33,120 3.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $10.70 $11.59 $24,120 6.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $18.77 $18.37 $38,210 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 350 $17.88 $17.82 $37,060 1.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 170 $15.10 $15.35 $31,920 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 560 $13.39 $14.51 $30,180 1.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,500 $10.74 $11.23 $23,360 1.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,570 $9.83 $10.31 $21,440 3.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 $11.26 $12.09 $25,140 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,240 $13.46 $14.20 $29,530 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $13.99 $13.66 $28,410 2.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 490 $11.08 $11.54 $24,010 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,190 $10.53 $10.59 $22,030 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 190 $12.59 $12.89 $26,810 1.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 240 $9.98 $10.10 $21,010 1.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $10.94 $10.83 $22,530 2.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 150 $15.28 $15.59 $32,440 5.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $6.79 $7.83 $16,280 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,610 $10.34 $10.72 $22,310 2.1 %
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 180 $11.63 $11.66 $24,240 4.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 40 $13.65 $13.54 $28,170 4.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $9.97 $10.15 $21,110 3.9 %
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 4,950 $12.76 $13.51 $28,100 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 470 $17.56 $18.98 $39,470 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 630 $12.61 $13.37 $27,820 9.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 170 $13.31 $14.60 $30,360 5.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 490 $10.55 $10.75 $22,370 3.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 470 $14.42 $15.12 $31,450 7.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 530 $14.01 $14.26 $29,660 3.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 110 $10.99 $11.27 $23,450 5.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $12.04 $12.04 $25,040 1.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 130 $12.29 $13.16 $27,370 2.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $12.89 $13.67 $28,440 2.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $11.79 $11.67 $24,270 2.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 490 $12.45 $12.59 $26,180 1.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $13.63 $13.60 $28,290 4.4 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 100 $9.61 $9.62 $20,020 3.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 130 $9.56 $9.54 $19,850 2.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $17.07 $17.00 $35,360 1.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 70 $10.13 $10.23 $21,280 1.9 %
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 6,600 $13.55 $14.39 $29,930 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 $19.78 $21.05 $43,780 1.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $14.44 $16.40 $34,100 7.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $13.60 $14.24 $29,620 1.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 160 $16.68 $16.58 $34,480 6.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 40 $11.44 $12.42 $25,820 3.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 190 $16.47 $16.16 $33,610 10.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $12.92 $14.40 $29,940 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 430 $14.33 $14.31 $29,770 1.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (6) $12.43 $12.65 $26,320 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (6) $16.17 $16.33 $33,960 3.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $9.46 $9.49 $19,750 2.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $13.17 $13.44 $27,950 4.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 570 $12.99 $13.63 $28,340 1.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,120 $12.71 $12.98 $27,000 5.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 330 $14.28 $14.35 $29,850 2.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $10.37 $11.41 $23,730 7.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $23.65 $22.71 $47,230 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $13.13 $15.34 $31,900 11.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 130 $12.11 $13.13 $27,300 6.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $10.27 $10.41 $21,650 3.0 %
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 49,570 $11.59 $12.35 $25,690 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,530 $17.45 $17.76 $36,930 1.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $11.85 $13.49 $28,050 13.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,880 $10.23 $10.46 $21,770 1.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $7.92 $8.79 $18,280 10.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $12.05 $12.19 $25,350 3.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $8.24 $8.73 $18,160 3.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 450 $14.92 $14.45 $30,060 2.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,210 $14.79 $14.35 $29,860 2.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 480 $10.47 $10.84 $22,550 3.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 $11.40 $12.66 $26,330 5.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $12.12 $11.90 $24,760 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 500 $14.69 $15.39 $32,020 2.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $16.33 $17.30 $35,980 3.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $11.95 $12.19 $25,350 2.6 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.54 $13.15 $27,360 2.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 90 $12.27 $12.42 $25,830 1.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 100 $13.66 $13.73 $28,560 2.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 190 $13.57 $13.71 $28,520 2.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $8.54 $10.79 $22,450 5.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 540 $9.93 $9.95 $20,700 1.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 4,220 $11.77 $12.13 $25,230 2.1 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 40 $8.71 $8.69 $18,080 4.6 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 690 $9.70 $9.94 $20,670 3.8 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 870 $12.77 $13.24 $27,530 4.3 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,580 $10.31 $10.35 $21,530 4.4 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,690 $10.05 $10.45 $21,730 3.0 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 140 $12.68 $12.97 $26,980 2.6 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 250 $14.93 $15.55 $32,340 5.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 3,520 $16.80 $17.36 $36,100 2.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,950 $11.02 $11.35 $23,610 1.9 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 1,900 $10.60 $10.87 $22,610 1.6 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 80 $13.08 $13.90 $28,910 3.1 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 90 $14.70 $14.20 $29,530 4.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 950 $11.55 $11.80 $24,540 4.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 2,610 $11.11 $11.12 $23,130 1.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $11.19 $11.15 $23,190 2.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $13.16 $13.75 $28,610 2.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 $13.04 $14.53 $30,220 2.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $10.01 $11.07 $23,030 4.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 430 $11.77 $12.27 $25,530 4.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $12.10 $12.51 $26,030 5.9 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,290 $15.31 $15.19 $31,590 5.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 340 $10.66 $10.77 $22,400 2.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $14.02 $13.25 $27,560 4.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,010 $10.78 $11.15 $23,180 2.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 790 $10.66 $10.79 $22,450 2.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 510 $10.51 $10.56 $21,970 2.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $16.58 $17.34 $36,060 7.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 230 $10.14 $10.20 $21,220 1.8 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 510 $10.22 $10.67 $22,200 2.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 540 $12.34 $11.91 $24,760 3.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,690 $9.84 $9.84 $20,470 1.4 %
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 15,110 $10.81 $11.90 $24,750 1.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 260 $15.32 $15.95 $33,180 2.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $17.14 $19.45 $40,450 4.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 340 $9.39 $8.89 $18,490 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 390 $14.52 $13.97 $29,050 4.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,350 $14.90 $15.75 $32,770 1.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,150 $11.82 $12.99 $27,030 4.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $7.62 $8.32 $17,310 5.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 170 $10.19 $10.10 $21,010 2.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $12.45 $12.45 $25,890 4.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $14.24 $15.09 $31,380 9.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,310 $11.12 $11.51 $23,930 1.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 390 $8.70 $9.67 $20,120 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,020 $9.74 $9.92 $20,640 1.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,280 $9.88 $9.80 $20,380 1.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,520 $8.97 $9.05 $18,820 1.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $9.88 $10.22 $21,260 3.2 %

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.

(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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