Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Wilmington, 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 Wilmington, 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 108,600 $11.48 $14.38 $29,900 1.6 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,520 $25.93 $28.83 $59,970 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 230 $50.82 $47.27 $98,320 5.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,790 $25.87 $29.35 $61,060 1.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $20.28 $21.11 $43,910 4.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $34.96 $35.48 $73,810 5.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $32.05 $34.73 $72,240 4.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $23.08 $24.01 $49,950 4.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $20.51 $23.04 $47,930 10.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $32.89 $32.77 $68,160 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 400 $26.49 $28.24 $58,740 3.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 90 $25.10 $26.93 $56,020 2.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $32.32 $32.23 $67,040 2.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $22.59 $26.82 $55,790 4.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $24.83 $25.75 $53,550 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 370 $21.78 $23.94 $49,790 4.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $56,890 3.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 160 $34.55 $35.41 $73,660 5.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 220 $39.76 $40.76 $84,780 2.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 290 $14.11 $15.34 $31,910 5.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $10.82 $12.58 $26,170 10.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $35.83 $36.77 $76,470 6.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $17.16 $19.42 $40,400 9.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $20.46 $20.63 $42,920 2.6 %
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 2,470 $19.91 $22.71 $47,250 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $19.47 $22.87 $47,560 7.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $16.48 $17.93 $37,300 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $18.80 $18.80 $39,110 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $17.23 $19.42 $40,400 9.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $21.92 $22.59 $46,980 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $18.83 $28.27 $58,790 20.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $17.03 $19.47 $40,490 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 160 $21.60 $23.25 $48,360 6.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 $27.88 $30.32 $63,060 10.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 360 $18.73 $20.72 $43,100 2.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (6) $21.46 $22.20 $46,180 2.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $31.65 $37.49 $77,980 25.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 350 $24.22 $25.80 $53,660 6.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $20.09 $20.74 $43,140 1.9 %
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 1,150 $21.22 $23.30 $48,460 4.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $28.37 $30.47 $63,380 6.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 160 $15.13 $19.69 $40,950 9.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (6) $35.83 $36.22 $75,340 6.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 280 $17.41 $18.34 $38,140 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 $23.07 $23.82 $49,540 5.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 70 $16.37 $18.46 $38,400 5.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $21.66 $22.71 $47,230 3.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $22.24 $21.88 $45,510 4.9 %
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 2,270 $23.86 $24.60 $51,170 3.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $20.18 $21.33 $44,360 5.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $15.52 $15.94 $33,160 10.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 170 $27.16 $28.08 $58,410 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 150 $33.35 $33.12 $68,890 3.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $26.57 $27.58 $57,360 5.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 70 $31.50 $30.93 $64,330 3.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $32.50 $31.98 $66,510 4.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (6) $10.92 $14.04 $29,200 10.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $15.82 $15.96 $33,210 2.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 160 $20.22 $20.49 $42,610 8.2 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 30 $22.30 $20.45 $42,530 14.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 80 $21.31 $23.81 $49,510 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (6) $11.61 $11.86 $24,670 3.1 %
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 1,330 $21.34 $22.52 $46,850 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $28.64 $29.06 $60,450 3.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 120 $19.72 $20.60 $42,840 7.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $19.85 $19.99 $41,590 3.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $24.15 $28.81 $59,920 19.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 200 $17.83 $19.06 $39,640 3.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $22.03 $20.92 $43,500 2.2 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,070 $14.98 $15.05 $31,310 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $19.79 $19.42 $40,390 2.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (6) $7.87 $8.95 $18,620 10.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $10.17 $12.45 $25,900 14.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $15.69 $15.42 $32,080 4.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $16.61 $17.77 $36,970 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $10.87 $11.04 $22,960 2.3 %
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 250 $20.44 $25.90 $53,880 10.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $30.88 $35.37 $73,580 13.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 $16.65 $18.22 $37,890 3.0 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,240 $15.02 $15.91 $33,090 8.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $68,700 7.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $66,320 6.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $53,660 4.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $60,670 2.7 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $65,140 3.3 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $59,340 2.7 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $54,560 4.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $44,660 2.6 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $50,320 2.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $51,280 2.0 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $43,080 1.9 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,070 3.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $18.30 $17.09 $35,550 8.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 600 $6.95 $7.57 $15,740 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (6) (4) (4) $37,040 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,140 (4) (4) $36,200 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 230 (4) (4) $35,130 3.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 610 (4) (4) $37,770 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $39,570 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 (4) (4) $34,960 4.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $36,360 2.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $36,220 1.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 70 $11.52 $11.99 $24,950 3.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $6.66 $7.44 $15,470 7.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $19.54 $20.50 $42,640 6.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $11.27 $10.70 $22,260 4.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $20.95 $21.59 $44,900 5.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,150 (4) (4) $16,230 1.7 %
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 $13.30 $15.20 $31,610 7.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (6) $7.80 $8.10 $16,850 6.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $15.58 $16.32 $33,940 4.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (6) $19.08 $19.18 $39,890 5.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $8.23 $9.09 $18,900 2.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $31,960 6.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $40,150 9.9 %
27-3010 Announcers (6) $11.42 $13.95 $29,010 2.2 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 70 $13.79 $18.19 $37,840 18.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $15.24 $16.75 $34,840 3.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $14.93 $16.04 $33,350 5.8 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5,950 $20.54 $24.59 $51,150 6.1 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $56.26 $117,020 29.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $33.85 $33.43 $69,520 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 $67.00 $59.26 $123,270 20.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General 100 (5) $69.17 $143,870 25.5 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) $69.28 $65.17 $135,560 11.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $31.94 $34.64 $72,050 8.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $28.14 $30.00 $62,400 4.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $28.15 $30.68 $63,800 3.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $22.58 $23.28 $48,410 6.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $29.39 $36.10 $75,080 7.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $25.10 $24.00 $49,910 5.5 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $20.63 $20.51 $42,650 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 310 $15.93 $16.34 $34,000 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $9.01 $9.01 $18,730 3.4 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 40 $10.02 $10.11 $21,020 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $8.24 $8.30 $17,270 2.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 600 $14.49 $14.72 $30,610 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 260 $11.42 $13.87 $28,850 9.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $11.76 $15.46 $32,160 16.6 %
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 3,420 $8.69 $9.53 $19,820 3.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 750 $7.83 $7.69 $16,000 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,260 $8.26 $8.47 $17,620 1.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 330 $11.43 $11.32 $23,550 6.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 520 $11.13 $11.70 $24,340 9.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $13.67 $13.30 $27,660 4.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $8.00 $8.05 $16,730 4.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $6.80 $7.29 $15,160 3.2 %
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 2,310 $12.71 $13.10 $27,240 5.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 190 $19.55 $19.90 $41,390 2.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 250 $12.43 $12.35 $25,690 2.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 150 $16.54 $18.65 $38,790 10.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 430 $15.10 $15.05 $31,310 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 710 $7.83 $9.39 $19,530 9.1 %
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 11,070 $6.58 $7.36 $15,300 2.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 $15.56 $15.23 $31,680 7.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 790 $13.25 $12.01 $24,980 7.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,250 $6.12 $6.18 $12,850 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 470 $7.45 $7.70 $16,020 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,060 $7.92 $8.25 $17,150 3.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $6.80 $6.99 $14,540 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 740 $7.06 $7.31 $15,210 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders (6) $6.38 $6.66 $13,840 4.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,250 $6.49 $6.96 $14,470 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 390 $6.35 $6.36 $13,230 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,740 $6.35 $6.60 $13,720 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $7.69 $7.74 $16,100 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 390 $6.68 $6.96 $14,480 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 450 $6.64 $6.82 $14,190 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 390 $6.45 $6.68 $13,900 4.7 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,350 $8.21 $8.65 $17,980 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $11.05 $11.51 $23,940 2.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $13.34 $14.03 $29,170 2.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,410 $7.58 $7.91 $16,440 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 $7.65 $7.81 $16,240 4.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 150 $9.93 $10.52 $21,870 4.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,260 $8.85 $9.22 $19,180 2.0 %
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 2,510 $7.78 $9.38 $19,510 5.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $13.02 $14.71 $30,600 5.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $8.51 $10.21 $21,240 2.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.22 $6.06 $12,600 4.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 560 $6.28 $6.45 $13,420 2.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 240 $8.44 $8.93 $18,570 4.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 210 $8.19 $8.00 $16,640 4.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 610 $7.78 $7.70 $16,020 3.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 300 $15.55 $14.42 $29,990 4.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $8.76 $10.56 $21,960 8.3 %
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 12,330 $8.32 $11.42 $23,760 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,210 $13.52 $14.80 $30,790 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $19.64 $26.68 $55,490 11.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,330 $6.94 $7.23 $15,030 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $8.06 $8.73 $18,160 5.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $10.22 $11.87 $24,700 7.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,910 $8.12 $9.74 $20,250 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $15.80 $17.69 $36,790 6.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $12.74 $16.85 $35,050 12.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $25.72 $32.30 $67,190 10.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 330 $16.35 $18.08 $37,610 3.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $17.47 $24.92 $51,830 12.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $8.05 $8.51 $17,690 2.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $25.20 $28.77 $59,840 7.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 160 $8.50 $11.35 $23,600 10.6 %
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 17,110 $11.05 $11.94 $24,840 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 840 $16.17 $18.28 $38,020 3.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $9.75 $10.04 $20,880 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $11.85 $12.05 $25,060 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 410 $10.85 $11.19 $23,280 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,520 $11.63 $11.75 $24,450 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $11.88 $13.52 $28,120 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 430 $10.14 $10.14 $21,100 3.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 940 $10.08 $11.07 $23,020 2.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 190 $13.40 $13.76 $28,630 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $8.44 $9.02 $18,760 4.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $8.23 $8.32 $17,310 3.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $10.82 $10.58 $22,000 2.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $14.87 $14.22 $29,580 5.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 240 $10.00 $10.38 $21,590 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $12.96 $13.29 $27,630 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 780 $8.95 $10.13 $21,080 4.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 $10.58 $11.35 $23,610 7.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 $11.63 $11.74 $24,410 5.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $10.23 $12.02 $25,000 2.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $23.87 $23.66 $49,220 7.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 650 $10.24 $11.14 $23,170 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,890 $8.47 $9.42 $19,600 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $11.30 $12.34 $25,660 2.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,200 $13.03 $13.83 $28,760 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 570 $15.14 $14.84 $30,860 4.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 540 $11.15 $11.03 $22,940 1.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,540 $10.47 $10.83 $22,520 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $14.26 $14.32 $29,780 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $10.29 $10.62 $22,090 2.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (6) $8.59 $8.91 $18,540 7.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 160 $11.20 $12.07 $25,110 5.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $9.20 $8.97 $18,650 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,000 $10.63 $10.88 $22,630 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 $10.07 $10.73 $22,320 5.6 %
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 70 $11.79 $14.85 $30,900 21.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $12.16 $12.40 $25,790 6.3 %
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 7,200 $12.55 $13.37 $27,810 1.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 930 $17.55 $19.06 $39,640 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $15.47 $15.60 $32,440 7.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 910 $13.04 $13.39 $27,850 5.4 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers (6) $10.74 $10.77 $22,410 10.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $12.51 $12.61 $26,230 3.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,240 $10.14 $10.61 $22,070 2.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.40 $13.51 $28,090 5.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $12.80 $13.60 $28,290 4.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $12.12 $12.21 $25,400 2.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 530 $15.20 $15.39 $32,020 2.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 60 $10.62 $11.97 $24,890 4.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 330 $10.91 $11.01 $22,890 2.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $11.76 $12.73 $26,480 4.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 410 $14.59 $14.09 $29,300 4.6 %
47-2181 Roofers (6) $12.37 $13.06 $27,170 5.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 270 $12.49 $12.75 $26,510 2.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 30 $10.79 $11.63 $24,200 3.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $11.23 $10.61 $22,080 9.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $11.15 $11.22 $23,330 5.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 170 $10.11 $10.23 $21,280 2.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $10.35 $10.56 $21,970 3.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $16.72 $16.97 $35,300 2.3 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 100 $12.26 $12.31 $25,600 5.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $11.76 $12.27 $25,510 5.8 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,910 $14.43 $15.79 $32,850 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 470 $18.93 $20.39 $42,420 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $12.52 $12.97 $26,980 10.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 160 $18.26 $16.94 $35,240 13.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 $11.95 $12.56 $26,120 2.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 80 $14.82 $15.08 $31,360 3.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $12.01 $12.18 $25,340 3.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 600 $14.02 $14.79 $30,770 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $14.11 $14.26 $29,660 1.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $14.47 $15.21 $31,640 2.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 80 $13.28 $13.76 $28,620 5.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $15.75 $15.72 $32,700 3.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 170 $22.17 $21.00 $43,680 4.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,430 $12.82 $14.22 $29,580 2.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $13.75 $14.14 $29,420 3.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 $15.14 $15.37 $31,960 5.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $11.13 $12.27 $25,530 4.3 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 7,840 $13.20 $14.35 $29,840 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 $18.18 $21.42 $44,560 3.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 770 $11.34 $13.30 $27,670 2.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $8.24 $8.63 $17,960 8.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $12.13 $12.08 $25,120 1.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $9.92 $9.67 $20,110 9.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $10.25 $10.39 $21,600 3.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 300 $13.36 $14.19 $29,520 3.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $7.99 $8.13 $16,910 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 240 $13.97 $14.72 $30,610 3.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $12.04 $12.30 $25,590 4.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $12.63 $13.27 $27,590 7.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $6.54 $6.63 $13,790 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 150 $6.60 $7.19 $14,950 6.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $7.80 $8.32 $17,310 6.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (6) $10.70 $10.60 $22,040 2.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (6) $8.42 $9.73 $20,240 5.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 130 $23.76 $23.38 $48,620 2.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $19.13 $19.63 $40,820 7.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $15.51 $15.63 $32,510 2.5 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 380 $20.63 $20.27 $42,170 3.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $9.87 $9.78 $20,350 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 220 $18.53 $17.36 $36,120 7.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $8.19 $9.37 $19,490 10.6 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $10.31 $12.14 $25,240 10.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $9.01 $10.15 $21,110 7.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $11.77 $12.59 $26,180 6.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $9.32 $10.29 $21,410 16.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 110 $9.51 $11.04 $22,960 11.6 %
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 7,300 $9.82 $11.52 $23,960 4.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $14.65 $15.00 $31,200 5.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 210 $17.99 $19.09 $39,720 2.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 250 $9.45 $9.39 $19,540 2.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 440 $11.13 $12.21 $25,390 5.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 890 $12.73 $14.21 $29,550 4.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,570 $6.72 $9.29 $19,330 13.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $11.72 $10.79 $22,440 6.8 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 $13.33 $17.45 $36,300 8.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (6) $8.29 $8.24 $17,150 3.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $18.46 $20.31 $42,230 7.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $16.36 $16.00 $33,280 5.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 460 $11.94 $13.60 $28,290 6.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 420 $6.88 $7.58 $15,760 4.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,450 $8.89 $12.05 $25,060 8.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 100 $7.96 $9.33 $19,420 14.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 380 $6.78 $7.15 $14,870 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 180 $11.07 $11.55 $24,030 2.1 %

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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