Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 326100 - Plastics Product Manufacturing

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 326100 - Plastics Product Manufacturing.

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NAICS 326100 - Plastics Product Manufacturing

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Industry Total top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 Industry Total 658,540 100.00% $12.28 $14.97 $31,130 0.4 %
Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 34,440 5.23% $34.98 $41.10 $85,490 0.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,660 0.40% (5) $76.40 $158,910 1.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 9,840 1.49% $39.95 $46.44 $96,600 1.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 200 0.03% $31.60 $34.40 $71,540 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,000 0.15% $41.22 $42.83 $89,080 1.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,340 0.36% $36.46 $41.30 $85,900 1.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 0.01% $29.35 $32.99 $68,620 5.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 790 0.12% $27.56 $30.84 $64,150 2.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 930 0.14% $33.85 $35.13 $73,070 1.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,240 0.34% $36.59 $39.03 $81,190 1.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 1,590 0.24% $27.23 $29.63 $61,640 1.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 7,260 1.10% $29.19 $31.47 $65,450 0.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,140 0.17% $28.47 $29.55 $61,450 1.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,210 0.18% $26.40 $28.34 $58,940 1.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 0.02% $29.97 $30.58 $63,600 3.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,890 0.29% $37.49 $39.54 $82,240 1.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9,990 1.52% $21.45 $22.99 $47,820 0.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 0.02% $19.64 $21.17 $44,040 6.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,790 0.42% $19.85 $21.00 $43,690 1.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 0.01% $22.14 $24.94 $51,870 4.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 720 0.11% $20.89 $22.16 $46,090 1.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 460 0.07% $19.01 $19.75 $41,070 1.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 360 0.05% $21.22 $22.39 $46,570 1.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 530 0.08% $19.78 $20.12 $41,850 1.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 0.01% $29.36 $31.26 $65,020 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 3,070 0.47% $22.82 $24.65 $51,280 1.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 190 0.03% $24.48 $24.69 $51,360 2.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 110 0.02% $26.21 $27.18 $56,530 4.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 3,310 0.50% $24.20 $25.06 $52,120 1.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 660 0.10% $25.69 $26.54 $55,200 2.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 220 0.03% $27.73 $28.70 $59,690 2.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 0.01% $31.94 $32.23 $67,040 5.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 620 0.09% $18.34 $19.09 $39,700 1.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 580 0.09% $27.91 $28.22 $58,690 1.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 210 0.03% $22.66 $23.82 $49,550 2.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 590 0.09% $24.28 $24.69 $51,350 1.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 140 0.02% $28.05 $28.57 $59,420 3.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 15,110 2.29% $24.66 $25.44 $52,910 0.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 460 0.07% $30.24 $30.89 $64,260 2.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 0.01% $26.82 $27.14 $56,460 4.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 420 0.06% $28.66 $28.79 $59,890 2.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 0.01% $28.31 $27.06 $56,280 3.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 100 0.02% $28.32 $28.99 $60,310 2.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 280 0.04% $23.66 $24.52 $51,000 1.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 4,400 0.67% $27.19 $27.69 $57,600 1.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 590 0.09% $27.40 $28.74 $59,790 1.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 2,540 0.39% $28.35 $29.03 $60,390 0.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 0.01% $16.54 $19.70 $40,970 6.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 0.01% $19.81 $20.06 $41,730 5.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 750 0.11% $19.22 $19.95 $41,500 1.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 440 0.07% $20.21 $20.47 $42,590 1.2 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 380 0.06% $17.54 $17.81 $37,040 2.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 0.01% $19.86 $19.93 $41,460 3.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,680 0.26% $16.63 $17.96 $37,350 1.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 750 0.11% $17.84 $19.07 $39,670 2.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,660 0.25% $20.89 $24.55 $51,060 2.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 370 0.06% $27.81 $30.06 $62,530 3.7 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 170 0.03% $31.83 $31.83 $66,200 3.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 290 0.04% $29.06 $31.30 $65,100 4.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 670 0.10% $16.12 $16.75 $34,850 1.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 0.00% $18.31 $19.64 $40,840 4.3 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 50 0.01% $60.57 $58.94 $122,590 7.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 40 0.01% $64.79 $67.44 $140,270 5.0 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,560 0.24% $17.47 $19.74 $41,050 4.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 510 0.08% $22.24 $22.73 $47,290 1.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 260 0.04% $17.21 $18.23 $37,910 2.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 0.01% $34.05 $33.73 $70,170 5.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 240 0.04% $19.19 $19.97 $41,550 2.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 40 0.01% $22.86 $23.15 $48,140 2.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 140 0.02% $19.43 $20.06 $41,730 2.1 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 600 0.09% $12.10 $12.87 $26,770 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 580 0.09% $11.91 $12.49 $25,980 2.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (6) (6) $11.82 $11.68 $24,280 3.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,640 0.70% $10.32 $11.14 $23,170 1.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 290 0.04% $19.23 $18.75 $39,000 1.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,930 0.60% $10.03 $10.34 $21,510 0.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 190 0.03% $10.89 $11.74 $24,430 2.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 11,890 1.81% $23.94 $26.89 $55,920 1.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 130 0.02% $24.27 $25.32 $52,670 5.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 930 0.14% $29.24 $33.54 $69,770 2.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 80 0.01% $11.29 $12.74 $26,500 6.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 960 0.15% $28.34 $29.42 $61,190 2.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 7,860 1.19% $23.97 $26.67 $55,470 1.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 180 0.03% $20.15 $22.24 $46,260 3.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 770 0.12% $28.19 $31.31 $65,120 4.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 70 0.01% $15.64 $14.83 $30,840 5.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 59,570 9.05% $13.33 $14.18 $29,490 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,370 0.51% $19.76 $21.18 $44,060 1.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 670 0.10% $11.23 $11.51 $23,950 0.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 0.01% $13.93 $14.85 $30,890 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,630 0.25% $13.12 $13.48 $28,040 0.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5,660 0.86% $14.10 $14.78 $30,740 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,160 0.18% $14.07 $14.54 $30,250 0.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 860 0.13% $15.51 $15.69 $32,640 4.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 120 0.02% $13.55 $14.01 $29,140 1.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 0.01% $16.91 $17.72 $36,850 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,900 0.90% $14.86 $15.41 $32,050 0.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 270 0.04% $10.12 $10.34 $21,510 1.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 2,330 0.35% $12.89 $13.39 $27,860 1.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,330 0.20% $14.41 $14.73 $30,640 0.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,090 0.32% $11.23 $11.45 $23,820 0.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 0.01% $17.66 $17.81 $37,040 4.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 4,320 0.66% $16.14 $16.99 $35,340 0.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 12,400 1.88% $12.13 $12.52 $26,040 0.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,340 0.66% $12.28 $12.55 $26,110 1.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,310 0.20% $12.11 $12.54 $26,080 1.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,900 0.44% $16.08 $16.63 $34,590 0.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,940 0.29% $12.84 $13.11 $27,270 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 230 0.03% $12.97 $14.36 $29,860 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 470 0.07% $11.69 $11.81 $24,570 1.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 0.01% $13.35 $13.44 $27,960 4.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 0.01% $11.98 $12.00 $24,960 3.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,030 0.76% $11.25 $11.74 $24,410 1.2 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 90 0.01% $16.52 $17.15 $35,670 3.4 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,330 0.66% $16.26 $17.42 $36,240 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 0.02% $22.47 $23.12 $48,100 3.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,190 0.18% $13.76 $14.72 $30,630 3.1 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 190 0.03% $14.60 $14.45 $30,060 9.8 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 40 0.01% $10.75 $11.12 $23,140 6.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (6) (6) $10.41 $11.40 $23,710 4.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,580 0.24% $19.94 $20.67 $42,980 2.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers 210 0.03% $10.03 $10.82 $22,510 3.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250 0.04% $13.06 $13.68 $28,440 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 0.04% $19.88 $19.46 $40,480 7.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 190 0.03% $16.75 $19.88 $41,350 13.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 32,550 4.94% $16.89 $17.41 $36,220 0.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2,960 0.45% $23.97 $24.53 $51,030 0.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 140 0.02% $17.62 $18.32 $38,100 2.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 190 0.03% $19.68 $19.57 $40,700 2.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 100 0.02% $15.15 $15.13 $31,460 5.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 0.02% $15.03 $14.65 $30,480 5.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 0.03% $18.01 $17.59 $36,580 2.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) (6) $17.15 $16.91 $35,170 2.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 3,190 0.48% $17.48 $17.86 $37,140 1.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 17,910 2.72% $16.64 $16.78 $34,900 0.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 4,740 0.72% $15.82 $15.95 $33,170 0.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 610 0.09% $19.34 $20.61 $42,870 5.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,150 0.17% $11.89 $12.52 $26,040 2.0 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 394,000 59.83% $11.23 $12.34 $25,680 0.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 30,100 4.57% $18.86 $19.92 $41,440 0.6 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 340 0.05% $11.51 $12.15 $25,280 4.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 570 0.09% $10.71 $12.25 $25,480 6.8 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 230 0.03% $9.57 $10.75 $22,370 5.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 280 0.04% $10.94 $12.42 $25,830 4.1 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 2,730 0.41% $11.41 $12.68 $26,380 6.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 51,540 7.83% $10.24 $10.85 $22,570 1.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 13,710 2.08% $11.00 $11.56 $24,030 1.3 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 870 0.13% $16.28 $17.86 $37,150 5.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 31,990 4.86% $11.93 $12.26 $25,500 0.7 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6,240 0.95% $10.41 $10.68 $22,220 1.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,370 0.66% $11.83 $12.22 $25,420 2.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 20,710 3.14% $10.50 $11.01 $22,910 0.9 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,300 0.35% $12.43 $13.12 $27,290 3.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,360 0.66% $10.13 $10.58 $22,010 1.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,040 0.16% $10.94 $12.32 $25,620 3.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,830 0.28% $10.80 $11.50 $23,910 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 6,700 1.02% $15.47 $15.84 $32,940 1.6 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 80 0.01% $14.45 $14.29 $29,720 6.3 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 1,590 0.24% $12.34 $13.18 $27,400 5.1 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 740 0.11% $11.84 $13.17 $27,400 4.0 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 1,010 0.15% $11.35 $12.23 $25,430 5.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 58,620 8.90% $10.20 $10.68 $22,210 0.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 9,160 1.39% $11.96 $12.68 $26,380 2.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 5,520 0.84% $19.79 $20.15 $41,920 1.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,150 0.17% $12.20 $13.55 $28,190 4.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 0.03% $12.24 $12.96 $26,960 3.8 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,420 0.37% $12.10 $13.51 $28,090 4.9 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 890 0.14% $10.57 $11.40 $23,720 5.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,330 0.20% $12.07 $12.40 $25,790 2.3 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 250 0.04% $15.34 $15.95 $33,170 3.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (6) (6) $10.06 $11.10 $23,090 2.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers 230 0.03% $11.26 $12.87 $26,770 4.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 1,350 0.21% $15.38 $15.48 $32,190 1.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 7,460 1.13% $13.21 $13.71 $28,520 1.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,000 0.15% $9.06 $9.44 $19,640 2.6 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 0.05% $11.27 $11.47 $23,850 6.8 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.02% $12.87 $12.38 $25,750 11.5 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 2,730 0.41% $12.92 $12.91 $26,860 2.2 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 30 0.00% $11.55 $12.60 $26,220 6.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 150 0.02% $10.20 $10.86 $22,580 2.3 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 40 0.01% $10.28 $11.09 $23,070 4.8 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 100 0.02% $16.12 $16.45 $34,210 6.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 310 0.05% $10.78 $10.97 $22,830 2.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 350 0.05% $11.89 $12.02 $25,000 3.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 160 0.02% $18.70 $19.37 $40,290 3.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 950 0.14% $18.47 $17.79 $37,000 4.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 740 0.11% $16.08 $16.21 $33,720 2.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 0.03% $16.13 $16.63 $34,590 3.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,010 0.15% $11.12 $11.87 $24,680 1.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 1,950 0.30% $10.59 $11.18 $23,240 1.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,330 0.66% $12.11 $12.59 $26,180 1.6 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 3,630 0.55% $9.69 $10.04 $20,890 1.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,540 0.69% $11.52 $12.04 $25,050 1.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7,980 1.21% $12.67 $13.06 $27,150 1.6 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 510 0.08% $13.50 $13.69 $28,470 2.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 19,850 3.01% $11.94 $12.37 $25,730 0.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 10,990 1.67% $9.74 $10.33 $21,490 1.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 4,600 0.70% $11.59 $12.05 $25,070 1.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 1,310 0.20% $10.47 $10.88 $22,620 1.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (6) (6) $9.39 $8.89 $18,480 7.3 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 2,590 0.39% $9.74 $10.34 $21,510 2.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 150 0.02% $11.19 $11.32 $23,540 2.6 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 430 0.07% $10.10 $10.16 $21,130 2.5 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 2,040 0.31% $11.07 $11.56 $24,050 2.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,270 0.19% $10.89 $11.44 $23,800 4.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 15,650 2.38% $9.58 $9.98 $20,760 1.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 84,570 12.84% $10.58 $11.16 $23,210 0.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,740 0.26% $17.20 $18.06 $37,570 1.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 750 0.11% $18.89 $19.80 $41,180 1.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,270 0.65% $14.90 $15.99 $33,260 1.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,460 0.22% $12.19 $13.09 $27,240 4.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 620 0.09% $11.34 $11.73 $24,410 3.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 160 0.02% $11.65 $12.60 $26,210 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 13,670 2.08% $12.25 $12.40 $25,780 0.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 320 0.05% $8.69 $9.17 $19,070 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 16,440 2.50% $10.47 $10.83 $22,520 0.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 8,940 1.36% $10.22 $10.52 $21,880 1.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 35,530 5.40% $9.73 $9.91 $20,610 0.7 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 60 0.01% $16.36 $17.08 $35,540 11.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (6) (6) $9.37 $9.67 $20,110 4.5 %

About 2002 National Industry-Specific 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. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(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.

(5) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

(6) =Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

2002 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

2002 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

2002 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: November 26, 2003

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