Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lowell, MA-NH PMSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Lowell, MA-NH PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 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 Lowell, MA-NH PMSA:

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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 124,200 $16.34 $19.83 $41,250 1.5 %
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 9,540 $36.19 $38.38 $79,820 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 750 (5) $57.23 $119,030 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,460 $39.83 $41.07 $85,420 1.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 $7.17 $7.98 $16,600 5.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 $37.59 $38.31 $79,690 7.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 490 $39.27 $39.93 $83,060 1.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 540 $44.08 $43.72 $90,940 2.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $16.79 $21.16 $44,020 7.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 490 $30.77 $32.29 $67,160 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 570 $42.46 $43.20 $89,850 2.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 740 $34.34 $36.36 $75,630 1.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 530 $27.72 $30.35 $63,140 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 420 $31.47 $32.53 $67,660 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 $30.80 $30.90 $64,260 2.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $24.86 $25.85 $53,770 3.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $26.37 $27.78 $57,770 3.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $15.88 $16.86 $35,060 3.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $75,250 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 610 $43.72 $44.18 $91,890 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $17.08 $18.11 $37,670 2.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $25.26 $26.30 $54,710 4.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $22.23 $25.07 $52,140 6.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $19.94 $21.13 $43,950 2.8 %
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 4,750 $25.35 $27.59 $57,380 5.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 160 $22.25 $26.44 $54,990 8.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 440 $23.62 $23.64 $49,170 2.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $20.43 $21.20 $44,090 5.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $25.59 $26.31 $54,720 2.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 310 $26.46 $27.14 $56,450 5.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $24.04 $25.88 $53,830 3.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $23.29 $24.74 $51,470 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $25.34 $26.27 $54,650 4.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (6) $30.69 $31.19 $64,880 5.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $19.78 $20.66 $42,970 2.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 940 $21.81 $24.06 $50,050 2.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 130 $16.17 $16.50 $34,320 4.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $26.25 $27.16 $56,490 3.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $19.95 $19.89 $41,370 3.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 170 $28.65 $29.01 $60,350 2.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $22.72 $23.49 $48,850 13.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 180 $17.45 $17.58 $36,560 2.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 6,610 $34.44 $34.80 $72,390 1.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,100 $36.18 $35.60 $74,050 5.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,480 $40.00 $40.10 $83,400 2.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,400 $39.98 $39.88 $82,940 1.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,120 $26.74 $27.21 $56,600 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 490 $31.91 $31.27 $65,050 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 130 $28.97 $29.43 $61,210 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 540 $29.86 $29.36 $61,080 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 150 $29.08 $30.55 $63,540 3.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (6) $20.24 $23.19 $48,220 7.1 %
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 5,080 $28.63 $29.94 $62,280 2.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $34.69 $33.82 $70,340 4.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $24.48 $25.11 $52,230 3.8 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 280 $39.68 $38.90 $80,920 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 950 $38.32 $36.77 $76,490 2.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 180 $37.64 $37.16 $77,290 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $33.29 $34.59 $71,940 6.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 540 $31.42 $30.92 $64,310 2.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (6) $30.84 $31.59 $65,700 2.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 450 $32.97 $34.53 $71,820 1.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (6) $19.30 $20.18 $41,970 4.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 170 $25.12 $27.16 $56,490 8.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 120 $21.96 $22.44 $46,670 2.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 620 $20.79 $21.57 $44,860 2.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 320 $17.55 $18.23 $37,910 5.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 $23.52 $25.44 $52,910 11.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (6) $19.01 $19.72 $41,020 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (6) $14.55 $14.61 $30,390 5.0 %
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 1,280 $25.89 $28.02 $58,280 5.6 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 50 $37.08 $35.40 $73,630 1.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 100 $27.32 $31.59 $65,710 6.5 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 60 $36.67 $38.75 $80,600 4.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $23.77 $26.05 $54,180 4.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (6) $23.23 $22.66 $47,140 4.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $24.07 $25.41 $52,850 6.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 140 $18.72 $19.10 $39,730 3.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $16.34 $20.33 $42,280 2.8 %
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 1,600 $16.69 $17.63 $36,680 5.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $12.43 $15.62 $32,480 18.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 150 $23.53 $23.54 $48,970 2.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $17.51 $18.97 $39,450 5.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 150 $11.82 $13.18 $27,420 5.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 270 $13.39 $16.34 $33,990 10.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $24.51 $22.37 $46,530 6.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 320 $13.47 $13.95 $29,010 2.9 %
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 520 $20.15 $25.08 $52,180 7.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $43.63 $41.25 $85,810 7.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 200 $19.21 $18.52 $38,510 8.9 %
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 8,110 $19.26 $19.58 $40,730 2.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $16.00 $20.14 $41,900 16.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 680 $10.75 $11.04 $22,960 2.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 (4) (4) $41,930 5.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,540 (4) (4) $45,770 2.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 990 (4) (4) $47,810 2.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,520 (4) (4) $48,740 2.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $56,910 4.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 300 (4) (4) $46,240 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $46,330 1.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $54,390 3.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 60 $22.56 $22.67 $47,150 15.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $15.55 $15.42 $32,060 15.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $22.34 $22.42 $46,630 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $11.34 $11.20 $23,290 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $17.11 $20.24 $42,100 12.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,340 (4) (4) $20,860 3.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,020 $18.12 $19.79 $41,160 3.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $22.89 $23.59 $49,060 2.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (6) $8.09 $8.77 $18,240 8.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $17.48 $20.10 $41,810 6.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $18.89 $20.80 $43,260 5.1 %
27-3041 Editors (6) $20.24 $21.47 $44,660 5.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 140 $30.24 $30.08 $62,570 2.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $14.74 $15.79 $32,830 4.4 %
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 6,320 $23.02 $25.29 $52,610 4.7 %
29-1020 Dentists 80 $41.06 $42.17 $87,710 11.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.82 $18.47 $38,420 2.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $33.75 $34.07 $70,870 2.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 $69.08 $62.30 $129,580 18.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $25.25 $24.28 $50,500 8.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,680 $25.08 $24.81 $51,610 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $25.24 $24.56 $51,090 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $26.02 $25.96 $53,990 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $25.08 $24.40 $50,740 3.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $15.74 $16.39 $34,090 7.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 230 $28.71 $27.35 $56,880 7.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (6) $24.18 $22.43 $46,660 9.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $20.77 $20.81 $43,290 2.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 350 $14.99 $15.15 $31,510 8.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $9.46 $10.02 $20,850 2.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.81 $11.91 $24,770 3.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 820 $18.42 $18.04 $37,530 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $12.41 $13.11 $27,260 3.5 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 30 (4) (4) $25,250 5.9 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,950 $11.27 $11.99 $24,930 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 150 $10.06 $10.21 $21,240 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,860 $10.86 $11.27 $23,440 2.9 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $17.71 $17.56 $36,520 3.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $17.52 $17.26 $35,900 4.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $8.73 $10.11 $21,030 4.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $14.95 $14.82 $30,820 4.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 170 $13.27 $13.35 $27,770 2.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $14.89 $14.96 $31,120 1.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.03 $8.18 $17,020 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $8.05 $8.62 $17,930 6.0 %
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 2,260 $18.46 $17.91 $37,250 6.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 170 $29.71 $30.43 $63,300 5.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 140 $26.34 $27.16 $56,500 2.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 350 $23.06 $22.61 $47,020 4.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 560 $20.34 $20.51 $42,660 2.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 110 $6.95 $7.88 $16,390 5.8 %
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 8,990 $8.17 $9.29 $19,330 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 $11.82 $12.38 $25,750 8.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 600 $13.42 $16.24 $33,770 6.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 130 $9.99 $10.02 $20,840 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 350 $10.48 $10.86 $22,590 3.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 330 $11.03 $11.05 $22,990 1.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $10.33 $10.44 $21,720 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 760 $9.38 $9.40 $19,550 1.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders (6) $6.75 $7.50 $15,600 4.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,220 $7.75 $8.26 $17,170 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,330 $7.27 $7.71 $16,040 1.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,450 $8.66 $9.42 $19,590 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $8.40 $10.58 $22,010 18.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (6) $7.63 $7.89 $16,420 2.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $8.45 $8.89 $18,500 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $8.78 $9.14 $19,010 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 3,520 $10.99 $11.97 $24,900 3.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $16.55 $17.36 $36,120 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $17.72 $18.26 $37,980 4.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,850 $10.35 $11.43 $23,780 6.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 650 $9.24 $9.36 $19,460 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 750 $13.98 $14.17 $29,460 2.5 %
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 1,900 $8.83 $10.02 $20,840 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $15.13 $15.08 $31,360 6.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.16 $8.46 $17,600 2.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $7.70 $8.60 $17,890 7.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 170 $8.17 $8.76 $18,230 2.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 590 $10.05 $10.46 $21,760 6.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 210 $9.64 $9.71 $20,200 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 90 $9.94 $10.08 $20,970 4.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $14.92 $15.23 $31,680 7.1 %
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 10,890 $11.81 $17.21 $35,800 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 730 $14.68 $16.80 $34,940 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 300 $25.53 $26.82 $55,790 3.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,190 $7.74 $8.31 $17,280 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 $9.83 $11.45 $23,810 6.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $13.63 $14.55 $30,270 2.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,310 $9.49 $11.03 $22,950 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $22.99 $24.18 $50,290 9.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $28.23 $28.63 $59,560 6.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 100 $12.98 $12.98 $27,010 4.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,160 $34.97 $33.72 $70,150 2.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,360 $24.41 $26.79 $55,730 2.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 360 $36.30 $35.06 $72,930 3.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 280 $13.26 $17.44 $36,280 7.6 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 60 $18.19 $20.21 $42,040 4.0 %
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 19,560 $13.79 $14.60 $30,370 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,100 $20.23 $20.91 $43,490 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 240 $11.44 $11.54 $24,010 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 250 $15.33 $15.19 $31,600 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 430 $14.82 $14.74 $30,660 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,550 $15.01 $15.30 $31,830 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $16.26 $16.49 $34,310 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $15.54 $15.96 $33,190 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 510 $10.26 $10.39 $21,600 1.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $14.06 $14.18 $29,490 2.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 90 $13.88 $14.09 $29,300 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,860 $14.59 $15.48 $32,200 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 270 $8.88 $9.95 $20,700 3.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 60 $9.98 $10.08 $20,970 6.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $12.70 $12.79 $26,590 2.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $13.46 $14.06 $29,250 2.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $12.33 $12.20 $25,370 5.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 310 $14.18 $14.75 $30,690 4.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $18.08 $18.16 $37,780 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 900 $11.90 $12.37 $25,740 2.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (6) $10.13 $10.10 $21,010 3.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $15.08 $14.41 $29,970 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $15.78 $16.28 $33,860 2.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $19.00 $18.59 $38,660 1.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 370 $18.85 $18.47 $38,410 2.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $16.65 $15.81 $32,890 2.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 590 $19.85 $19.96 $41,520 1.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 990 $12.40 $13.10 $27,250 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,760 $10.32 $10.93 $22,730 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $12.36 $12.42 $25,840 5.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,250 $17.54 $18.02 $37,480 1.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $15.94 $17.25 $35,870 9.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 390 $13.64 $13.55 $28,180 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,850 $13.90 $14.27 $29,680 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 110 $15.47 $17.33 $36,050 3.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 300 $11.32 $12.24 $25,470 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 190 $13.30 $13.89 $28,880 4.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (6) $14.71 $15.23 $31,670 3.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (6) $11.84 $12.19 $25,340 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,900 $11.97 $12.47 $25,950 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (6) $9.72 $10.17 $21,150 5.9 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) $10.03 $11.73 $24,400 2.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,320 $20.16 $20.71 $43,070 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 520 $23.96 $24.50 $50,970 2.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 150 $19.77 $19.55 $40,650 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 820 $20.13 $21.10 $43,880 5.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (6) $20.75 $20.76 $43,180 4.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (6) $16.83 $17.35 $36,080 7.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $15.42 $16.70 $34,730 4.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 $21.54 $21.86 $45,480 3.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 30 $21.92 $20.66 $42,960 5.3 %
47-2082 Tapers 70 $33.08 $32.17 $66,910 4.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 860 $23.00 $22.88 $47,590 2.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $16.41 $18.06 $37,560 6.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 420 $21.32 $22.00 $45,760 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $19.24 $18.72 $38,950 3.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 410 $20.65 $22.56 $46,930 7.1 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 100 $14.26 $14.23 $29,590 3.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 40 $11.41 $12.66 $26,330 10.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $13.66 $13.84 $28,780 6.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $11.65 $12.04 $25,050 6.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $20.56 $19.64 $40,860 7.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $14.39 $15.59 $32,420 2.6 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,510 $18.07 $18.79 $39,090 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $25.71 $26.10 $54,290 2.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $15.70 $15.91 $33,100 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 440 $23.82 $23.51 $48,900 3.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $20.40 $21.35 $44,400 2.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $14.53 $15.69 $32,640 9.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 870 $15.72 $16.57 $34,470 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $19.60 $19.62 $40,810 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $19.85 $19.77 $41,130 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 360 $16.02 $16.12 $33,530 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $20.25 $20.94 $43,540 4.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 650 $15.74 $16.04 $33,360 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $15.96 $16.35 $34,020 3.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $13.93 $14.52 $30,190 2.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $22.13 $21.33 $44,360 2.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 290 $17.99 $18.30 $38,070 10.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $14.48 $14.89 $30,960 8.9 %
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 10,930 $13.80 $14.62 $30,410 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 820 $22.10 $22.77 $47,360 1.3 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (6) $10.66 $11.02 $22,910 4.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,030 $12.51 $12.79 $26,600 2.9 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (6) $13.91 $14.29 $29,730 3.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $17.68 $17.80 $37,010 7.1 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 100 $11.78 $12.58 $26,160 4.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,290 $10.17 $11.76 $24,450 3.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $11.73 $12.31 $25,600 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $20.69 $20.32 $42,260 1.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $15.07 $15.87 $33,010 6.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.29 $12.04 $25,050 5.9 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $10.13 $10.79 $22,450 6.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $14.68 $14.57 $30,300 3.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $16.22 $16.11 $33,510 4.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.15 $14.20 $29,540 2.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $16.07 $15.84 $32,940 5.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $15.47 $15.15 $31,500 3.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 550 $17.24 $16.78 $34,900 4.4 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 80 $16.99 $16.99 $35,340 2.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.15 $12.62 $26,240 2.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $17.57 $18.57 $38,620 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $17.29 $17.10 $35,570 3.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.67 $13.77 $28,650 7.4 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $12.92 $13.57 $28,220 3.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 120 $12.37 $13.04 $27,110 4.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 120 $18.55 $18.41 $38,280 1.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 230 $18.82 $18.76 $39,020 3.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $10.50 $10.67 $22,200 3.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (6) $7.90 $7.98 $16,600 2.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $10.32 $11.86 $24,670 3.8 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 $20.44 $20.97 $43,620 5.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $17.30 $17.65 $36,720 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $19.00 $18.67 $38,830 3.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $12.86 $14.30 $29,740 5.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $12.71 $13.57 $28,230 7.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $14.28 $14.43 $30,020 2.5 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 70 $11.52 $11.61 $24,160 2.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $13.77 $14.23 $29,590 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 720 $14.96 $15.70 $32,650 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $11.56 $11.76 $24,460 5.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 290 $11.10 $12.34 $25,660 2.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $7.89 $7.97 $16,580 2.2 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $15.04 $15.27 $31,750 4.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 240 $11.81 $12.50 $26,000 2.7 %
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 8,440 $12.94 $14.07 $29,260 3.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $17.17 $18.01 $37,460 2.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $23.05 $23.53 $48,940 6.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 220 $14.43 $13.33 $27,730 4.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 390 $14.65 $13.06 $27,170 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (6) $8.60 $9.65 $20,070 6.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,120 $19.33 $19.46 $40,480 2.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $10.68 $10.86 $22,590 4.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 190 $9.33 $9.44 $19,640 2.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $24.20 $23.74 $49,390 4.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $19.01 $20.27 $42,150 6.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $13.25 $13.61 $28,310 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 80 $9.29 $11.32 $23,540 10.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,200 $11.47 $11.70 $24,340 1.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 130 $11.88 $11.67 $24,270 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,150 $8.35 $8.83 $18,360 1.4 %

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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