Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing

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 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing.

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SOC Major Groups in in NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing:

NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing

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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 77,670 100.00% $15.96 $18.44 $38,360 1.6 %
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,140 5.33% $38.34 $42.73 $88,880 1.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 270 0.35% (5) $74.82 $155,620 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 910 1.17% $44.10 $50.02 $104,040 2.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 140 0.18% $41.82 $44.76 $93,100 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 270 0.35% $39.57 $41.43 $86,170 2.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 0.10% $31.46 $32.09 $66,750 3.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 0.18% $35.10 $36.14 $75,170 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 350 0.45% $36.73 $40.30 $83,830 2.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 190 0.24% $31.50 $32.23 $67,050 2.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 850 1.09% $34.17 $35.20 $73,220 1.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 150 0.19% $30.89 $32.09 $66,750 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 0.14% $28.49 $30.42 $63,270 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 380 0.49% $42.52 $43.01 $89,470 2.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 0.05% $48.96 $58.12 $120,880 16.7 %
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,330 1.71% $23.78 $25.54 $53,120 2.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 330 0.42% $21.88 $23.05 $47,950 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 0.06% $22.60 $22.86 $47,560 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 0.04% $19.01 $20.43 $42,490 2.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 0.08% $22.81 $23.82 $49,550 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 0.06% $23.28 $24.57 $51,100 3.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 0.57% $23.93 $25.89 $53,860 2.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 0.04% $24.74 $26.80 $55,740 4.4 %
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 530 0.68% $25.14 $26.12 $54,330 1.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 0.17% $24.61 $25.63 $53,310 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 0.05% $31.18 $31.36 $65,230 4.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 0.12% $18.49 $20.04 $41,680 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 0.13% $29.07 $29.85 $62,100 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 0.09% $25.62 $25.80 $53,660 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 0.05% $22.79 $24.15 $50,230 7.6 %
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 3,570 4.60% $26.54 $27.03 $56,230 2.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 170 0.22% $29.47 $31.05 $64,580 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 180 0.23% $30.74 $31.19 $64,870 1.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 0.06% $32.63 $32.28 $67,150 3.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 0.08% $29.92 $29.83 $62,050 2.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 90 0.12% $25.37 $25.93 $53,930 2.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 750 0.97% $29.80 $30.17 $62,750 2.7 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 360 0.46% $27.40 $29.21 $60,760 2.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 320 0.41% $27.92 $28.47 $59,220 1.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 110 0.14% $20.19 $21.13 $43,960 4.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 200 0.26% $18.83 $19.50 $40,550 3.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 40 0.05% $17.91 $18.17 $37,800 2.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 50 0.06% $16.48 $17.06 $35,490 5.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 360 0.46% $17.94 $19.13 $39,800 3.3 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,480 1.91% $21.38 $23.78 $49,450 5.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 390 0.50% $26.95 $27.98 $58,200 4.3 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 110 0.14% $47.42 $44.43 $92,410 6.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 640 0.82% $18.66 $18.96 $39,440 4.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 150 0.19% $21.57 $20.64 $42,920 5.4 %
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 60 0.08% $25.67 $24.31 $50,570 6.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 0.06% $28.32 $25.93 $53,940 6.5 %
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 70 0.09% $20.22 $22.34 $46,470 6.8 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 0.06% $19.41 $21.35 $44,410 5.0 %
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 290 0.37% $12.49 $14.45 $30,060 7.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 240 0.31% $11.43 $12.14 $25,260 2.4 %
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 370 0.48% $11.86 $12.60 $26,200 1.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 320 0.41% $11.46 $11.80 $24,530 1.9 %
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 1,400 1.80% $24.77 $27.04 $56,240 1.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 0.14% $34.24 $37.04 $77,040 5.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 260 0.33% $26.02 $28.97 $60,260 4.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 830 1.07% $23.34 $25.57 $53,180 2.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 110 0.14% $31.60 $31.63 $65,780 5.6 %
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 6,360 8.19% $14.23 $15.30 $31,830 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 390 0.50% $21.44 $23.15 $48,150 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 0.08% $11.45 $11.76 $24,470 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 170 0.22% $13.58 $14.35 $29,850 4.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 540 0.70% $14.38 $15.29 $31,800 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 0.15% $14.84 $15.36 $31,940 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 0.09% $13.32 $14.11 $29,350 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 340 0.44% $16.06 $16.97 $35,300 2.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 0.15% $13.97 $15.00 $31,190 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 0.19% $14.82 $15.01 $31,220 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 110 0.14% $11.27 $11.49 $23,900 1.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 700 0.90% $17.16 $17.78 $36,980 1.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,110 1.43% $13.51 $14.47 $30,100 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 490 0.63% $13.02 $13.56 $28,200 2.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 190 0.24% $14.21 $14.77 $30,730 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 480 0.62% $16.47 $16.83 $35,010 1.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 360 0.46% $13.50 $13.96 $29,050 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 0.04% $16.54 $16.92 $35,190 4.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 0.12% $12.14 $11.75 $24,440 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 580 0.75% $11.12 $11.57 $24,060 1.7 %
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 1,500 1.93% $20.74 $21.65 $45,030 4.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 80 0.10% $25.64 $25.29 $52,610 2.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 30 0.04% $19.34 $19.50 $40,560 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 0.19% $19.02 $18.38 $38,240 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 870 1.12% $20.30 $21.31 $44,320 3.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 30 0.04% $14.38 $14.80 $30,780 4.3 %
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 5,580 7.18% $18.14 $19.08 $39,680 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 440 0.57% $25.44 $26.00 $54,090 1.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 0.06% $19.43 $18.88 $39,280 4.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 70 0.09% $18.98 $19.58 $40,720 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 40 0.05% $17.75 $18.14 $37,740 5.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 600 0.77% $21.45 $22.64 $47,080 4.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,760 3.55% $17.04 $17.40 $36,190 1.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 460 0.59% $17.15 $17.07 $35,510 1.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 540 0.70% $18.88 $20.75 $43,150 5.8 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 80 0.10% $18.86 $18.48 $38,430 2.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 0.22% $13.38 $14.09 $29,300 3.4 %
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 45,020 57.96% $14.76 $15.73 $32,720 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,950 5.09% $21.53 $22.37 $46,540 1.2 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 990 1.27% $13.19 $13.28 $27,620 3.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 260 0.33% $11.17 $13.43 $27,920 10.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 0.06% $15.18 $19.76 $41,100 11.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,560 3.30% $12.87 $13.60 $28,300 6.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 480 0.62% $13.05 $13.87 $28,840 5.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7,910 10.18% $13.82 $14.29 $29,730 1.7 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 0.41% $13.55 $14.97 $31,150 3.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,940 2.50% $15.11 $15.59 $32,430 2.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,750 2.25% $13.96 $14.44 $30,030 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 520 0.67% $14.00 $15.09 $31,380 6.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 560 0.72% $16.42 $17.49 $36,370 6.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 0.52% $15.05 $15.48 $32,190 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,270 1.64% $16.41 $16.60 $34,530 2.0 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 1,960 2.52% $15.20 $15.38 $31,990 1.5 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 780 1.00% $14.24 $14.57 $30,300 1.8 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 80 0.10% $13.95 $13.83 $28,760 3.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 820 1.06% $14.11 $14.80 $30,780 2.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,450 1.87% $17.42 $18.07 $37,580 6.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 540 0.70% $21.39 $22.00 $45,770 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 520 0.67% $16.62 $17.28 $35,950 3.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 0.30% $16.06 $15.97 $33,220 3.6 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 710 0.91% $14.18 $15.12 $31,450 2.6 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 720 0.93% $13.82 $14.15 $29,430 3.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 80 0.10% $15.80 $15.56 $32,370 3.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 0.06% $20.74 $21.40 $44,520 10.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 0.04% $19.27 $19.37 $40,290 4.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 80 0.10% $15.75 $14.85 $30,880 3.8 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 560 0.72% $15.96 $15.69 $32,630 2.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 0.32% $15.75 $15.93 $33,130 2.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 0.27% $13.49 $13.98 $29,080 3.0 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 0.08% $12.52 $14.08 $29,290 6.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 0.23% $15.16 $15.50 $32,240 2.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 0.19% $14.02 $13.89 $28,890 4.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 0.18% $16.13 $17.32 $36,030 6.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 320 0.41% $15.23 $15.56 $32,360 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,300 2.96% $14.69 $15.79 $32,850 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 680 0.88% $11.97 $11.71 $24,360 2.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 520 0.67% $12.52 $12.52 $26,040 2.7 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 240 0.31% $14.01 $14.99 $31,190 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,780 2.29% $11.20 $11.63 $24,190 3.9 %
Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,970 7.69% $13.09 $13.76 $28,630 1.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 0.09% $21.67 $21.81 $45,360 2.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 0.10% $20.85 $22.27 $46,320 3.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 220 0.28% $17.42 $17.86 $37,150 2.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 130 0.17% $13.65 $14.40 $29,940 4.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 0.09% $13.14 $14.34 $29,840 6.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 450 0.58% $15.85 $16.73 $34,790 3.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,720 2.21% $13.28 $13.59 $28,260 1.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,660 2.14% $12.14 $12.42 $25,840 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 310 0.40% $11.45 $11.69 $24,310 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 870 1.12% $11.86 $12.05 $25,070 3.6 %

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.



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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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