Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, LA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Lafayette, LA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana. 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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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 162,910 $10.90 $13.75 $28,590 1.2 %
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 9,880 $25.65 $28.37 $59,010 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 570 $42.51 $43.49 $90,460 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,260 $26.81 $29.99 $62,370 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $6.13 $6.26 $13,010 4.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 $22.60 $23.40 $48,660 5.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 $21.75 $27.25 $56,670 7.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 430 $31.01 $31.72 $65,990 3.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $15.96 $17.37 $36,140 7.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 $18.52 $20.05 $41,700 4.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $25.22 $26.60 $55,330 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 610 $24.50 $27.03 $56,230 3.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 180 $24.82 $26.91 $55,970 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 $21.60 $24.91 $51,810 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 160 $19.00 $21.87 $45,500 6.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $21.44 $21.76 $45,270 6.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 330 $32.10 $32.80 $68,220 4.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $10.04 $12.28 $25,550 7.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $55,980 1.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 170 $24.78 $25.45 $52,930 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 270 $33.21 $35.01 $72,820 5.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 300 $13.38 $18.29 $38,050 10.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $24.46 $24.61 $51,200 3.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers (6) $26.80 $28.37 $59,020 7.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $22.94 $23.94 $49,790 1.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $11.13 $14.75 $30,690 17.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $13.75 $15.11 $31,420 3.6 %
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 3,190 $18.50 $20.30 $42,220 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 $21.79 $21.16 $44,020 5.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $15.51 $16.91 $35,180 4.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 150 $20.28 $20.37 $42,380 5.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $22.31 $22.15 $46,080 4.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $18.36 $20.65 $42,950 9.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $15.11 $15.84 $32,940 2.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $16.16 $16.56 $34,440 4.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $17.83 $18.31 $38,080 3.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $20.86 $23.14 $48,120 7.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 870 $18.46 $19.82 $41,230 2.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $15.88 $17.17 $35,720 6.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $17.20 $19.83 $41,250 9.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $29.40 $27.72 $57,660 6.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $18.11 $19.10 $39,730 4.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $20.14 $20.71 $43,080 10.4 %
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 1,080 $20.82 $21.83 $45,410 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 160 $22.61 $22.58 $46,970 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $23.65 $24.46 $50,880 6.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $29.22 $29.06 $60,450 4.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 290 $16.40 $18.00 $37,430 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $25.77 $25.84 $53,740 4.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $26.31 $27.35 $56,880 6.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $24.33 $23.85 $49,600 4.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $23.99 $25.98 $54,030 16.6 %
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 2,680 $20.51 $22.09 $45,960 4.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 160 $20.01 $20.37 $42,360 6.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $24.89 $25.24 $52,490 4.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $32.37 $34.47 $71,700 6.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (6) $31.00 $31.64 $65,810 3.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (6) $23.98 $25.60 $53,250 3.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 210 $40.53 $39.21 $81,550 2.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $14.82 $14.49 $30,140 5.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $14.18 $15.95 $33,180 7.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $13.88 $13.62 $28,320 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 320 $20.54 $19.94 $41,470 3.6 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (6) $13.41 $19.05 $39,630 15.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $19.57 $20.10 $41,800 9.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 300 $13.32 $14.44 $30,030 4.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 920 $22.59 $24.48 $50,930 5.7 %
19-2031 Chemists (6) $23.49 $23.79 $49,490 14.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $18.48 $18.54 $38,570 3.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 120 $39.76 $38.64 $80,360 2.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) $18.52 $18.67 $38,830 20.9 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (6) $23.17 $23.52 $48,910 3.9 %
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 1,490 $15.34 $16.03 $33,340 3.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 210 $15.22 $15.65 $32,560 3.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 320 $19.70 $19.88 $41,350 2.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $23.68 $23.27 $48,390 6.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $12.57 $14.21 $29,560 8.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 90 $12.86 $14.55 $30,260 2.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $19.52 $20.35 $42,340 7.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $10.57 $12.18 $25,340 8.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 100 $14.81 $15.48 $32,190 2.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 250 $9.17 $9.56 $19,880 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 1,370 $18.39 $22.19 $46,160 9.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 630 $24.14 $30.55 $63,550 13.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $16.24 $15.77 $32,800 2.9 %
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 8,080 $15.85 $15.67 $32,590 3.3 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $49,540 6.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $20.61 $20.50 $42,640 2.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 260 $9.94 $10.21 $21,240 4.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 300 (4) (4) $35,290 2.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,330 (4) (4) $34,800 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 980 (4) (4) $36,120 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $37,780 1.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $42,080 1.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 40 $14.22 $15.49 $32,230 1.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 220 $17.01 $16.42 $34,150 7.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $17.85 $17.70 $36,810 2.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 160 $21.81 $22.29 $46,360 2.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,430 (4) (4) $13,960 2.4 %
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 960 $11.33 $13.19 $27,430 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.37 $8.93 $18,570 7.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $11.44 $12.32 $25,620 5.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $15.25 $16.48 $34,270 4.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $45,950 9.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $13.44 $16.94 $35,240 12.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $15.09 $15.56 $32,360 4.2 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $14.18 $15.67 $32,580 6.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $7.54 $8.44 $17,560 8.6 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 8,460 $17.66 $22.05 $45,860 9.4 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) $39.36 $39.92 $83,040 16.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $16.38 $15.95 $33,180 7.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 360 $32.33 $32.19 $66,960 1.9 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 40 $54.61 $56.56 $117,640 20.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 (5) $64.90 $135,000 17.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $69.64 $144,840 28.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,750 $20.14 $21.16 $44,010 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $27.91 $28.61 $59,520 4.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $31.83 $32.94 $68,510 6.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $16.47 $16.46 $34,240 4.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $21.01 $22.52 $46,840 5.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $18.13 $17.52 $36,450 13.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $17.82 $17.83 $37,080 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $12.04 $12.46 $25,910 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $30.47 $29.26 $60,860 6.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (6) $14.28 $15.24 $31,700 6.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $19.75 $19.16 $39,850 5.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 380 $14.37 $14.39 $29,940 2.8 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $6.93 $7.58 $15,760 9.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $9.13 $8.86 $18,430 3.5 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 70 $6.77 $7.52 $15,640 4.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 90 $13.32 $13.37 $27,810 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $12.29 $12.63 $26,270 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,310 $12.44 $12.52 $26,050 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $10.99 $11.63 $24,200 4.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $10.06 $10.38 $21,590 2.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $18.91 $19.17 $39,870 5.1 %
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 4,410 $6.75 $7.50 $15,590 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (6) $7.68 $8.07 $16,790 6.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,370 $6.37 $6.36 $13,230 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $7.96 $10.61 $22,070 13.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 70 $7.83 $8.03 $16,710 3.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 $10.56 $11.42 $23,760 18.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 60 $8.47 $8.88 $18,470 4.9 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $8.08 $8.17 $16,990 3.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $10.27 $10.20 $21,210 2.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $6.66 $6.82 $14,190 3.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $6.93 $7.22 $15,010 6.8 %
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 3,230 $11.37 $12.33 $25,640 5.2 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (6) $13.21 $13.39 $27,850 5.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 540 $11.26 $12.17 $25,320 11.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $20.34 $20.22 $42,060 4.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 600 $14.05 $13.64 $28,370 6.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 80 $12.62 $12.85 $26,730 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 950 $7.90 $8.28 $17,230 2.0 %
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 13,660 $6.55 $7.16 $14,900 2.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $14.69 $14.45 $30,050 4.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,060 $12.38 $12.90 $26,830 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,850 $6.30 $6.41 $13,340 4.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,100 $6.45 $6.71 $13,970 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 800 $7.07 $7.09 $14,760 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $6.31 $7.01 $14,570 10.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,880 $7.11 $7.01 $14,590 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 $6.57 $6.74 $14,030 2.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,350 $6.29 $6.49 $13,490 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 310 $6.29 $6.36 $13,230 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,360 $6.40 $6.66 $13,850 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (6) $6.53 $6.53 $13,580 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 460 $6.36 $6.40 $13,310 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 600 $6.20 $6.14 $12,780 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 300 $6.83 $6.77 $14,080 3.0 %
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 3,840 $6.82 $7.81 $16,240 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $11.99 $12.46 $25,920 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,760 $6.82 $7.55 $15,690 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 950 $6.26 $6.24 $12,980 1.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $11.30 $10.79 $22,440 11.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 470 $7.43 $7.78 $16,190 1.9 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (6) $7.02 $8.94 $18,590 7.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,290 $6.52 $7.23 $15,040 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $9.19 $10.15 $21,100 14.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $7.03 $7.10 $14,770 3.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $6.94 $7.63 $15,870 2.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 240 $6.48 $7.08 $14,730 2.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $6.40 $7.29 $15,170 10.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 400 $7.66 $8.63 $17,940 9.5 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $6.38 $6.90 $14,350 15.3 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (6) $6.41 $6.62 $13,770 7.6 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 30 $6.28 $6.65 $13,840 3.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 710 $6.27 $6.27 $13,030 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 700 $6.32 $6.25 $13,010 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 $8.33 $11.43 $23,770 13.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 250 $6.77 $7.77 $16,160 7.3 %
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 18,390 $8.43 $12.07 $25,100 2.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,750 $13.11 $14.74 $30,660 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 230 $18.62 $20.40 $42,430 6.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,110 $6.43 $6.74 $14,010 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 660 $7.48 $8.22 $17,100 6.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 490 $7.86 $9.05 $18,820 4.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,100 $7.45 $8.90 $18,510 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $15.30 $18.03 $37,500 9.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 360 $29.83 $31.32 $65,150 9.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $21.18 $31.25 $65,000 16.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 110 $10.69 $13.77 $28,630 5.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,130 $22.58 $24.31 $50,570 6.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,070 $16.75 $19.75 $41,070 3.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $9.61 $12.57 $26,150 12.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 230 $8.13 $8.50 $17,680 4.3 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 50 $10.34 $13.68 $28,450 11.8 %
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 27,840 $9.65 $10.87 $22,610 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,900 $14.08 $15.33 $31,900 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 570 $6.86 $7.25 $15,080 5.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $10.22 $10.52 $21,890 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 780 $10.96 $10.78 $22,420 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,740 $10.38 $11.16 $23,210 2.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $10.96 $11.14 $23,160 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $9.40 $10.13 $21,070 4.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 880 $7.79 $7.86 $16,350 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 300 $8.93 $10.10 $21,010 11.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $8.55 $9.19 $19,110 6.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,540 $9.77 $10.34 $21,500 3.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $13.72 $13.70 $28,500 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 400 $7.72 $7.96 $16,550 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $7.11 $7.16 $14,900 3.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $8.38 $8.85 $18,410 2.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (6) $8.05 $8.34 $17,360 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (6) $9.75 $10.76 $22,380 11.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $10.51 $10.55 $21,940 7.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 340 $8.88 $9.83 $20,450 6.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $11.65 $11.68 $24,290 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,610 $8.30 $8.86 $18,420 3.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (6) $8.63 $9.89 $20,560 18.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 $11.02 $10.95 $22,770 10.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 180 $6.56 $7.14 $14,850 3.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 240 $10.12 $9.96 $20,710 6.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,170 $20.30 $19.16 $39,850 6.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $10.64 $11.07 $23,020 4.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $19.04 $18.72 $38,950 3.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 410 $18.13 $17.90 $37,230 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 190 $16.72 $15.46 $32,160 3.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 $14.07 $15.07 $31,350 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 710 $8.92 $9.79 $20,370 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,140 $7.22 $8.04 $16,710 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $11.05 $11.68 $24,300 5.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,260 $13.13 $13.27 $27,610 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 400 $12.97 $13.33 $27,720 5.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 280 $10.71 $10.57 $21,990 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,160 $9.15 $9.59 $19,950 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 $10.16 $11.47 $23,850 5.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 430 $8.11 $8.59 $17,860 3.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 220 $8.14 $8.36 $17,400 2.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $17.25 $16.82 $34,990 7.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 170 $6.71 $7.35 $15,280 6.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,470 $8.07 $8.84 $18,390 1.5 %
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 420 $8.13 $10.22 $21,270 6.7 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $18.02 $16.72 $34,770 7.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $7.79 $8.27 $17,210 4.8 %
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 12,070 $12.47 $13.53 $28,140 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,780 $17.19 $19.00 $39,530 4.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $18.63 $18.41 $38,290 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 620 $12.34 $12.75 $26,530 3.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $10.60 $11.33 $23,560 3.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,130 $9.68 $9.94 $20,670 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 370 $12.84 $13.14 $27,330 3.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 370 $13.31 $13.28 $27,610 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 450 $16.22 $16.67 $34,680 4.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $11.18 $11.08 $23,040 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 590 $11.73 $11.87 $24,690 3.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $9.63 $9.82 $20,420 8.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 400 $13.05 $13.61 $28,320 4.4 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (6) $16.37 $16.96 $35,280 4.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $10.00 $10.64 $22,140 13.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 140 $10.32 $10.88 $22,640 3.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 110 $12.58 $13.76 $28,610 12.4 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 50 $9.30 $9.47 $19,700 3.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $8.40 $9.13 $18,990 10.7 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 70 $8.57 $8.48 $17,640 5.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $8.64 $8.71 $18,110 8.3 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 40 $8.21 $8.64 $17,980 10.0 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (6) $12.11 $11.43 $23,770 8.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $7.97 $8.93 $18,580 6.9 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 440 $15.61 $15.34 $31,900 4.9 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 290 $16.88 $22.41 $46,600 17.4 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 650 $12.93 $14.39 $29,920 7.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 990 $11.36 $12.02 $25,000 3.9 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 640 $10.20 $10.13 $21,080 4.5 %
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 10,550 $13.45 $14.90 $30,980 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,140 $22.26 $22.08 $45,930 1.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $13.64 $16.62 $34,570 7.7 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (6) $15.89 $15.96 $33,190 6.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 390 $18.16 $17.85 $37,140 2.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $15.80 $16.61 $34,560 3.7 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (6) $17.45 $17.93 $37,290 4.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 70 $11.03 $11.69 $24,320 21.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $11.55 $13.26 $27,580 14.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $15.39 $14.95 $31,100 6.9 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 120 $8.62 $9.35 $19,450 11.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,050 $12.06 $13.42 $27,900 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 440 $13.21 $14.18 $29,490 3.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 170 $12.50 $11.95 $24,860 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 540 $13.87 $14.28 $29,700 2.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $9.47 $9.69 $20,160 10.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $11.56 $12.54 $26,080 17.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $16.32 $16.25 $33,800 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 310 $12.83 $13.91 $28,930 6.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $16.39 $16.54 $34,400 2.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 390 $16.22 $17.17 $35,710 6.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,070 $12.40 $12.91 $26,860 2.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (6) $9.71 $9.83 $20,450 3.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $17.93 $18.95 $39,420 5.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $21.61 $20.21 $42,050 5.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 250 $15.82 $22.01 $45,780 13.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $9.08 $9.50 $19,750 3.7 %
49-9096 Riggers 310 $11.84 $11.93 $24,820 2.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 410 $9.41 $9.82 $20,420 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 13,070 $10.88 $12.48 $25,970 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,140 $16.67 $18.51 $38,500 6.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $12.69 $12.49 $25,980 5.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 260 $8.38 $9.94 $20,670 4.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 190 $8.20 $8.24 $17,130 5.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 350 $9.46 $9.89 $20,570 4.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $6.81 $7.17 $14,920 6.6 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 70 $6.97 $7.26 $15,110 4.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 140 $10.22 $10.39 $21,600 1.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.11 $12.14 $25,240 2.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $8.63 $9.58 $19,920 16.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $9.66 $10.43 $21,700 4.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.33 $12.59 $26,180 4.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,130 $13.29 $13.67 $28,430 2.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,100 $14.33 $15.09 $31,380 5.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $10.71 $10.39 $21,600 4.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 290 $6.38 $6.51 $13,550 2.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 390 $6.62 $7.96 $16,560 8.2 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $7.87 $7.84 $16,320 2.8 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (6) $6.61 $8.97 $18,660 5.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (6) $11.78 $12.87 $26,760 9.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (6) $15.67 $16.22 $33,740 4.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 160 $12.36 $12.15 $25,280 4.5 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 30 $21.46 $19.94 $41,490 8.2 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 140 $21.22 $19.21 $39,950 7.3 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 500 $19.75 $18.70 $38,890 4.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $9.85 $9.87 $20,530 4.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $9.47 $9.23 $19,190 2.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $10.57 $11.84 $24,630 9.6 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 $7.76 $8.74 $18,170 14.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (6) $18.00 $15.92 $33,120 8.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (6) $8.05 $8.90 $18,500 9.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $9.89 $9.45 $19,650 5.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.87 $11.56 $24,040 3.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (6) $10.67 $14.17 $29,470 21.7 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (6) $6.55 $6.73 $14,000 4.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 460 $8.10 $8.27 $17,200 4.0 %
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 14,040 $10.49 $12.24 $25,450 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $16.57 $18.35 $38,180 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $20.69 $21.43 $44,580 2.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 130 (4) (4) $62,010 4.2 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (6) $9.05 $9.25 $19,250 5.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $9.66 $9.34 $19,420 3.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 590 $11.12 $10.52 $21,880 4.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 570 $9.97 $11.05 $22,980 4.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,510 $12.68 $14.01 $29,140 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,350 $9.94 $11.00 $22,880 4.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 180 $7.44 $7.82 $16,270 4.9 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 480 $12.63 $14.06 $29,230 6.2 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 460 $21.97 $22.60 $47,000 10.2 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 160 $23.87 $23.61 $49,120 8.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $7.00 $7.27 $15,130 3.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 270 $15.57 $15.10 $31,410 3.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 240 $13.26 $15.86 $32,990 11.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 840 $9.94 $10.06 $20,930 1.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 370 $6.44 $6.77 $14,090 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,760 $8.00 $8.69 $18,080 4.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 70 $10.22 $10.04 $20,890 10.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 620 $6.34 $6.62 $13,770 2.2 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 310 $15.69 $17.78 $36,990 15.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (6) $8.48 $9.05 $18,820 3.9 %

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

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

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

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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

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

(6) Estimates not released.



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2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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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