Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

District of Columbia

These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the District of Columbia. 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 top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 604,690 $19.94 $23.76 $49,420 7.0 %
Management Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 67,300 $36.61 $37.07 $77,110 4.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 6,780 $52.19 $47.13 $98,030 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 17,350 $31.65 $35.07 $72,940 2.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,040 $25.29 $28.15 $58,550 4.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,590 $31.82 $33.28 $69,230 3.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,020 $25.98 $30.77 $63,990 4.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,290 $32.93 $36.02 $74,930 5.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 5,700 $23.56 $26.21 $54,520 3.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,370 $42.97 $42.02 $87,410 2.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 5,110 $40.02 $39.06 $81,240 1.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 2,070 $32.94 $33.66 $70,020 6.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $27.22 $29.08 $60,490 5.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 900 $39.10 $37.51 $78,020 6.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 640 $39.93 $38.57 $80,220 5.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 490 $32.89 $35.15 $73,110 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 200 $15.37 $15.28 $31,780 4.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 780 (4) (4) $96,000 19.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 650 $26.68 $30.67 $63,800 5.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,580 $47.32 $46.20 $96,090 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 1,070 $19.02 $19.39 $40,330 3.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $18.52 $24.33 $50,600 26.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 120 $17.48 $20.78 $43,230 5.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,390 $33.66 $34.39 $71,540 4.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 1,240 $45.11 $42.53 $88,470 4.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,120 $19.92 $23.76 $49,430 5.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 770 $24.79 $25.24 $52,490 4.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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 60,140 $28.47 $29.63 $61,620 1.9 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes (6) $15.78 $21.19 $44,070 11.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 90 $33.21 $33.23 $69,120 6.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $15.77 $17.42 $36,240 8.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,600 $30.51 $30.19 $62,800 2.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 170 $16.72 $19.74 $41,050 11.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,900 $29.88 $29.82 $62,020 1.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $26.49 $25.81 $53,690 4.4 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 150 $23.46 $22.94 $47,720 9.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 2,260 $19.13 $21.31 $44,320 8.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 650 $26.03 $26.84 $55,830 4.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,430 $24.66 $25.17 $52,350 7.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 17,050 $29.25 $30.24 $62,890 6.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,000 $20.86 $23.34 $48,540 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 9,450 $25.31 $27.25 $56,680 2.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 $33.47 $31.52 $65,560 2.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 2,130 $30.66 $30.72 $63,890 3.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (6) $22.25 $22.92 $47,670 2.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,210 $30.68 $32.98 $68,610 4.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 450 $40.40 $40.03 $83,250 10.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 100 $24.46 $25.43 $52,900 3.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 320 $42.32 $41.27 $85,840 4.8 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (6) $15.12 $17.17 $35,720 10.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 610 $29.62 $29.47 $61,290 5.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
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 24,030 $29.51 $29.69 $61,760 1.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 580 $35.76 $36.26 $75,420 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,890 $27.33 $29.06 $60,440 6.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,230 $28.83 $29.84 $62,070 1.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,470 $38.74 $37.98 $79,000 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,520 $19.62 $20.06 $41,720 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 7,480 $34.02 $33.98 $70,670 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,070 $26.85 $29.83 $62,050 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,780 $27.32 $27.89 $58,020 2.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 810 $30.53 $30.48 $63,400 2.7 %
15-2011 Actuaries 180 $36.04 $37.52 $78,050 8.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 670 $35.46 $34.90 $72,580 3.4 %
15-2041 Statisticians 820 $35.25 $35.19 $73,200 2.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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 13,370 $31.97 $32.18 $66,930 6.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 1,590 $26.44 $27.65 $57,510 4.5 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 100 $25.51 $25.67 $53,380 5.6 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (6) $24.57 $25.06 $52,120 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors (6) $22.99 $23.91 $49,730 8.2 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 260 $39.27 $38.69 $80,480 3.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 830 $33.65 $33.81 $70,330 5.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (6) $24.74 $25.45 $52,940 3.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 500 $35.89 $36.24 $75,390 3.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,150 $41.04 $40.44 $84,120 2.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 510 $32.20 $32.76 $68,130 5.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 250 $34.85 $35.24 $73,290 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 200 $32.36 $32.47 $67,540 3.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 680 $35.08 $34.72 $72,220 3.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 460 $15.49 $16.17 $33,630 3.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 130 $19.55 $20.02 $41,650 4.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $23.80 $23.94 $49,800 6.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 400 $24.37 $24.35 $50,650 4.6 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 100 $20.13 $20.82 $43,300 4.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 70 $20.21 $21.01 $43,690 5.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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 19,640 $33.59 $33.88 $70,470 3.8 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 230 $34.61 $34.00 $70,720 4.8 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 40 $23.11 $26.62 $55,360 7.9 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 180 $22.06 $27.14 $56,450 11.0 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists (6) $27.10 $29.18 $60,700 9.4 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (6) $27.33 $29.00 $60,320 9.5 %
19-2012 Physicists 580 $42.04 $40.94 $85,160 2.3 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists (6) $43.03 $41.97 $87,290 4.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 470 $35.69 $35.45 $73,740 4.3 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 40 $37.32 $36.04 $74,970 9.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,130 $34.02 $33.27 $69,210 3.7 %
19-3011 Economists 3,220 $36.65 $36.92 $76,780 2.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,130 $31.02 $30.36 $63,160 4.1 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 190 $21.60 $24.55 $51,060 3.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 450 $25.87 $26.41 $54,930 4.2 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 70 $30.18 $33.61 $69,910 6.6 %
19-3041 Sociologists 110 $34.77 $35.98 $74,830 4.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 200 $34.61 $33.05 $68,750 6.0 %
19-3093 Historians 280 $25.81 $27.48 $57,160 2.1 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 2,930 $42.30 $40.39 $84,010 2.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $16.54 $19.21 $39,950 9.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $16.66 $16.95 $35,250 9.6 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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 7,330 $18.14 $20.25 $42,120 10.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (6) $14.93 $15.00 $31,200 5.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 840 $20.38 $21.70 $45,140 4.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 580 $13.94 $16.49 $34,290 24.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 690 $13.08 $14.44 $30,040 12.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 670 $17.53 $19.89 $41,360 9.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 470 $19.80 $21.33 $44,360 6.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 230 $29.74 $29.17 $60,670 5.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,560 $16.77 $17.99 $37,410 4.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 80 $27.24 $25.98 $54,040 5.9 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (6) $9.40 $10.70 $22,250 9.6 %
Legal Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 31,910 $41.66 $40.93 $85,140 3.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 22,570 $50.01 $49.41 $102,780 5.3 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 90 $23.83 $27.72 $57,650 8.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,010 $16.84 $18.26 $37,990 5.6 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 130 $19.00 $19.51 $40,580 3.8 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 1,510 $18.21 $18.70 $38,890 3.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 90 $17.52 $19.01 $39,550 4.4 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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 38,320 $21.85 $23.37 $48,600 3.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 830 (4) (4) $66,860 2.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 160 (4) (4) $56,470 3.9 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 240 (4) (4) $62,590 3.0 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 630 (4) (4) $69,080 2.5 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 290 (4) (4) $68,530 4.7 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $60,510 2.7 %
25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $61,760 4.5 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $74,610 2.1 %
25-1061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $61,110 3.1 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $61,850 2.9 %
25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $55,090 3.6 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 320 (4) (4) $63,170 2.1 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 330 (4) (4) $61,470 2.2 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (4) (4) $67,800 5.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 740 (4) (4) $71,020 5.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (4) (4) $57,010 3.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 350 (4) (4) $50,050 4.0 %
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 590 (4) (4) $90,360 7.4 %
25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $60,610 6.6 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 950 (4) (4) $62,950 10.5 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $57,740 5.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 650 (4) (4) $56,490 1.6 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $53,900 2.1 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 190 (4) (4) $56,980 3.5 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 290 (4) (4) $46,270 8.7 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants (6) (4) (4) $27,970 2.9 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $54,310 6.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 240 $18.73 $19.54 $40,640 8.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,360 $12.79 $13.59 $28,270 7.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (6) (4) (4) $28,880 20.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 4,770 (4) (4) $44,750 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 310 (4) (4) $60,640 3.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 270 (4) (4) $77,740 4.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 310 $23.32 $21.62 $44,960 4.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 640 $13.53 $14.36 $29,870 5.8 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 820 $23.65 $24.51 $50,970 1.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,850 $22.80 $22.69 $47,200 8.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 880 $15.74 $16.72 $34,780 2.6 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 60 $15.45 $17.42 $36,240 11.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 650 $20.03 $22.79 $47,400 9.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 4,000 (4) (4) $28,140 11.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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 19,560 $23.35 $24.30 $50,540 4.5 %
27-1011 Art Directors 190 $31.94 $33.04 $68,710 3.8 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 60 $22.68 $22.07 $45,910 10.4 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 80 $20.69 $22.17 $46,120 5.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 60 $23.14 $24.28 $50,490 6.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (6) $12.90 $13.41 $27,890 8.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,090 $19.15 $20.82 $43,300 5.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 120 $23.96 $24.77 $51,520 9.4 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 260 $23.42 $22.84 $47,510 3.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 1,460 (4) (4) $51,550 8.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 340 (4) (4) $52,660 10.2 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 60 (4) (4) $40,320 4.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 290 $13.24 $20.21 $42,030 24.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 1,520 $22.26 $24.65 $51,260 5.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 3,260 $24.88 $26.25 $54,600 5.3 %
27-3041 Editors 3,180 $23.75 $24.13 $50,200 3.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 360 $25.68 $25.94 $53,950 4.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 1,250 $23.46 $24.92 $51,830 4.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 140 $27.42 $29.84 $62,080 7.4 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 260 $20.26 $20.99 $43,660 4.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 830 $17.62 $19.70 $40,970 5.9 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 50 $20.73 $21.97 $45,690 4.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 120 $16.43 $17.69 $36,790 2.7 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 490 $19.50 $18.92 $39,350 4.2 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 140 $20.21 $20.45 $42,540 4.1 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
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 25,520 $24.15 $26.93 $56,020 4.1 %
29-1020 Dentists 260 $36.27 $45.00 $93,590 24.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 230 $19.33 $21.86 $45,470 2.5 %
29-1041 Optometrists 150 $33.23 $33.70 $70,100 1.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 610 $33.73 $32.36 $67,320 2.8 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 200 $39.30 $45.37 $94,370 19.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 2,960 $21.27 $35.90 $74,670 15.0 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 420 $36.57 $37.69 $78,380 1.9 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 790 $33.18 $33.72 $70,140 2.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons 520 $44.12 $44.89 $93,370 8.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 260 $27.05 $27.00 $56,160 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 7,940 $25.58 $25.82 $53,700 2.3 %
29-1121 Audiologists 210 $19.20 $19.99 $41,580 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 220 $23.74 $24.11 $50,140 2.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 350 $25.47 $26.51 $55,140 3.4 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 120 $23.96 $23.65 $49,190 1.8 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 120 $22.98 $22.06 $45,880 3.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 370 $20.58 $23.39 $48,650 11.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 280 $24.57 $25.26 $52,550 5.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $30.91 $34.04 $70,800 6.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 720 $21.91 $21.37 $44,450 1.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 510 $15.10 $16.14 $33,580 3.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $22.64 $23.49 $48,850 7.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 140 $19.87 $19.75 $41,080 4.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 100 $24.83 $24.53 $51,030 2.9 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 250 $23.23 $23.55 $48,990 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 530 $20.82 $21.39 $44,490 3.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 660 $17.60 $19.15 $39,840 21.8 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (6) $11.62 $11.91 $24,780 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 610 $11.49 $11.72 $24,380 3.5 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 340 $16.47 $15.62 $32,480 7.0 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 130 $17.44 $17.91 $37,260 4.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 210 $15.55 $16.44 $34,200 5.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,540 $17.52 $18.48 $38,450 5.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 490 $14.45 $14.75 $30,670 2.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (6) $12.60 $12.24 $25,460 3.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 160 $31.23 $29.72 $61,820 9.4 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 40 (4) (4) $49,000 6.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 7,760 $11.99 $13.21 $27,480 4.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 870 $9.15 $9.28 $19,310 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 3,280 $10.23 $10.53 $21,910 2.1 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $14.41 $15.09 $31,380 7.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (6) $16.42 $16.42 $34,150 2.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $11.62 $12.98 $27,010 5.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (6) $12.69 $16.31 $33,930 9.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 490 $18.72 $18.54 $38,570 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,500 $15.09 $15.26 $31,730 2.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 150 $13.49 $13.35 $27,770 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 240 $13.96 $14.25 $29,650 4.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 90 $13.85 $13.75 $28,600 5.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (6) $10.59 $11.28 $23,460 5.9 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 25,540 $15.84 $19.89 $41,370 10.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 760 $39.95 $38.83 $80,760 2.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $13.21 $14.53 $30,210 14.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 11,090 $10.92 $11.41 $23,730 2.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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 33,880 $8.44 $9.55 $19,860 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 420 $19.05 $21.26 $44,210 10.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,350 $14.07 $15.10 $31,400 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,520 $8.33 $8.45 $17,580 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 910 $11.24 $12.19 $25,350 4.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 2,220 $10.98 $11.51 $23,930 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 660 $10.40 $11.82 $24,590 14.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 3,840 $10.02 $10.45 $21,730 3.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,010 $8.97 $9.89 $20,580 1.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 8,480 $8.01 $8.48 $17,650 4.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 2,580 $7.83 $8.08 $16,800 2.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 5,490 $6.98 $7.75 $16,120 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 1,040 $8.29 $9.71 $20,190 3.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,140 $9.18 $9.46 $19,680 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,890 $8.36 $8.90 $18,510 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 780 $10.26 $10.58 $22,000 2.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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 26,130 $9.37 $10.34 $21,520 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 2,930 $9.12 $11.68 $24,290 9.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 240 $13.88 $15.22 $31,660 9.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 15,830 $8.74 $9.54 $19,830 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,900 $11.23 $11.19 $23,270 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,030 $10.80 $12.04 $25,040 5.4 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 40 $18.21 $17.96 $37,360 12.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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 8,110 $10.17 $12.01 $24,980 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 290 $15.68 $17.08 $35,520 6.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $8.80 $9.43 $19,610 4.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 350 $7.22 $8.80 $18,310 9.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (6) $9.82 $10.24 $21,290 6.2 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 70 $8.50 $8.71 $18,110 3.2 %
39-5011 Barbers 70 $10.99 $14.03 $29,190 14.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 650 $14.43 $17.13 $35,640 8.1 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 90 $10.15 $10.23 $21,280 6.8 %
39-5093 Shampooers 300 $9.34 $9.48 $19,710 6.9 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 70 $14.17 $17.72 $36,860 13.6 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 940 $10.34 $11.12 $23,120 6.3 %
39-6012 Concierges 220 $11.71 $11.84 $24,620 4.5 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 100 $13.36 $14.57 $30,300 9.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,390 $8.26 $8.94 $18,600 3.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 380 $8.56 $9.08 $18,890 3.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 930 $12.32 $16.46 $34,230 13.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 670 $11.11 $13.16 $27,380 14.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 800 $9.61 $9.86 $20,500 2.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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 26,540 $11.24 $15.63 $32,510 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,600 $15.52 $17.27 $35,920 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 870 $19.18 $22.45 $46,700 5.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,510 $9.16 $9.83 $20,450 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 370 $8.36 $9.53 $19,830 5.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 70 $8.86 $9.87 $20,530 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,330 $8.72 $10.37 $21,580 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 480 $18.08 $23.89 $49,690 13.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (6) $19.81 $25.89 $53,840 9.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 720 $34.57 $38.49 $80,070 3.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 690 $13.80 $14.19 $29,520 4.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 280 $21.20 $22.57 $46,950 13.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,110 $19.50 $23.56 $49,010 10.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (6) (5) $49.91 $103,820 11.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 940 $24.18 $24.32 $50,580 6.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,580 $8.29 $9.43 $19,620 5.0 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 130 $10.03 $11.27 $23,450 9.2 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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 126,560 $16.22 $18.43 $38,330 8.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 7,580 $24.36 $28.20 $58,650 13.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 1,390 $10.56 $11.55 $24,020 5.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 2,020 $13.37 $13.99 $29,090 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,660 $15.29 $16.15 $33,590 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,550 $16.86 $17.67 $36,760 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 980 $16.41 $16.56 $34,450 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 620 $16.07 $16.32 $33,940 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 880 $11.26 $12.10 $25,180 5.0 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 190 $15.02 $16.20 $33,710 3.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 140 $12.96 $13.60 $28,290 4.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $14.32 $15.56 $32,360 7.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,790 $13.38 $15.44 $32,110 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $15.40 $16.20 $33,710 3.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,170 $11.12 $11.87 $24,690 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 620 $11.72 $11.06 $23,010 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 780 $10.52 $11.31 $23,520 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 400 $11.17 $11.83 $24,610 7.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (6) $14.70 $15.33 $31,890 2.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $13.31 $13.04 $27,110 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 650 $12.69 $13.35 $27,770 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,570 $16.63 $16.80 $34,930 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,890 $12.43 $12.60 $26,200 2.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 450 $12.11 $12.82 $26,660 8.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 420 $9.16 $10.80 $22,470 5.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $13.25 $13.86 $28,830 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 560 $17.12 $17.56 $36,530 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,360 $13.57 $13.98 $29,080 9.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,320 $10.76 $12.93 $26,890 12.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 11,320 $17.23 $18.61 $38,720 1.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 9,580 $21.14 $21.16 $44,010 2.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,110 $13.61 $13.76 $28,630 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 14,580 $16.47 $16.76 $34,870 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,050 $14.44 $15.82 $32,910 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,160 $13.46 $13.73 $28,550 2.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 2,630 $12.66 $13.28 $27,610 1.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 110 $19.81 $20.04 $41,680 8.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 680 $13.49 $13.87 $28,840 2.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,390 $11.48 $11.80 $24,530 5.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 10,460 $12.45 $13.24 $27,530 2.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 810 $13.08 $13.36 $27,790 2.6 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 270 $12.97 $13.70 $28,490 5.9 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 230 $18.49 $17.41 $36,210 4.7 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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 330 $9.02 $13.77 $28,630 24.3 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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 10,560 $18.98 $19.30 $40,140 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 670 $26.98 $26.94 $56,030 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 180 $22.50 $22.21 $46,190 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,040 $20.87 $20.36 $42,350 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 280 $14.56 $14.39 $29,930 5.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,940 $13.33 $13.78 $28,660 2.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $18.41 $18.33 $38,120 3.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $19.93 $19.53 $40,630 5.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,210 $24.58 $24.33 $50,610 5.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers 30 $18.93 $17.10 $35,570 19.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 560 $16.91 $16.78 $34,900 5.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,060 $23.68 $23.34 $48,540 3.0 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (6) $19.45 $18.21 $37,880 4.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 30 $10.59 $12.86 $26,750 17.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $19.25 $19.39 $40,320 10.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $12.53 $12.54 $26,080 3.4 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $19.22 $17.20 $35,770 5.4 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $9.56 $9.91 $20,620 3.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $29.04 $30.04 $62,480 7.5 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 360 $23.29 $20.67 $42,980 2.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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 8,770 $18.79 $18.96 $39,430 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 650 $24.87 $25.01 $52,030 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $18.17 $18.27 $38,000 5.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 150 $27.97 $27.19 $56,560 4.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $15.15 $16.14 $33,570 5.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $11.12 $15.13 $31,470 8.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (6) $15.73 $16.38 $34,080 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 60 $18.87 $19.12 $39,770 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 430 $19.79 $19.65 $40,860 3.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 380 $21.46 $21.76 $45,260 6.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,450 $17.55 $17.38 $36,160 3.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 220 $12.46 $13.60 $28,280 8.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 50 $17.83 $18.79 $39,080 3.1 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 60 $19.12 $18.95 $39,420 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 210 $16.83 $15.83 $32,930 10.0 %
Production Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,260 $16.92 $17.76 $36,940 8.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 690 $21.21 $21.46 $44,640 11.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 660 $12.30 $12.41 $25,800 2.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (6) $12.26 $13.16 $27,370 4.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 100 $15.89 $15.79 $32,850 2.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $20.36 $19.95 $41,490 15.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 180 $22.26 $20.48 $42,610 5.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 550 $15.48 $16.45 $34,220 13.1 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 90 $31.38 $31.07 $64,630 4.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers 110 $15.14 $16.05 $33,390 2.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 520 $24.36 $23.61 $49,100 9.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 1,040 $19.75 $21.80 $45,350 13.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 600 $10.95 $10.48 $21,790 6.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 470 $7.14 $7.65 $15,900 3.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 80 $11.52 $11.99 $24,940 6.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $18.96 $17.88 $37,190 12.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 680 $23.57 $22.89 $47,620 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 230 $21.34 $22.41 $46,620 7.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $19.92 $20.74 $43,140 5.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $18.42 $19.00 $39,510 5.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $12.59 $12.24 $25,450 4.4 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 30 $17.33 $16.76 $34,860 2.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $12.01 $11.26 $23,430 7.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 140 $8.29 $9.83 $20,440 11.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 15,130 $10.69 $13.52 $28,120 11.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $16.33 $16.87 $35,100 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 640 $14.17 $19.46 $40,480 22.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (6) $12.00 $11.58 $24,090 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 720 $11.39 $11.57 $24,070 4.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 620 $14.83 $15.11 $31,420 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,610 $10.77 $12.88 $26,780 12.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 170 $10.57 $11.30 $23,500 6.6 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 1,520 $7.85 $8.16 $16,970 2.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $28.55 $27.69 $57,600 3.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $14.95 $14.71 $30,600 7.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 550 $10.38 $11.06 $23,010 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,160 $9.24 $10.20 $21,220 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (6) $7.14 $7.99 $16,630 3.3 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators (6) $8.15 $8.77 $18,240 10.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (6) $8.00 $8.43 $17,540 9.4 %

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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District of Columbia's metropolitan area estimates:

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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