Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers

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 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers.

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SOC Major Groups in in NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers:

NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers

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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 123,790 100.00% $14.70 $19.19 $39,920 1.2 %
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 9,300 7.51% $39.94 $47.44 $98,680 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 810 0.65% (5) $73.06 $151,970 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,600 3.72% $44.02 $50.98 $106,030 3.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 0.04% $35.34 $37.70 $78,410 9.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 790 0.64% $41.95 $46.83 $97,400 2.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 220 0.18% $25.92 $28.34 $58,950 5.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 190 0.15% $36.13 $39.98 $83,160 4.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 910 0.74% $38.37 $45.02 $93,640 3.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 170 0.14% $25.81 $30.05 $62,510 6.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 290 0.23% $20.75 $25.51 $53,060 11.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 550 0.44% $27.70 $32.20 $66,970 3.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 310 0.25% $29.55 $31.03 $64,540 3.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 0.06% $43.72 $44.57 $92,700 3.3 %
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 3,420 2.76% $22.89 $25.70 $53,470 2.1 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 0.03% $18.39 $19.97 $41,530 3.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,060 0.86% $21.35 $25.72 $53,510 4.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 470 0.38% $21.84 $23.37 $48,620 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 0.19% $20.93 $23.99 $49,910 9.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 0.03% $23.01 $24.74 $51,470 5.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 0.02% $23.45 $23.28 $48,420 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,050 0.85% $25.44 $27.53 $57,260 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 140 0.11% $21.14 $23.47 $48,810 2.8 %
Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 630 0.51% $24.96 $26.61 $55,340 2.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 240 0.19% $26.69 $27.59 $57,390 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 0.11% $19.35 $20.82 $43,300 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 0.04% $27.87 $29.67 $61,700 4.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 0.08% $24.71 $26.64 $55,420 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 0.04% $32.07 $28.44 $59,160 5.5 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,180 0.95% $20.67 $22.94 $47,710 3.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 0.04% $23.43 $24.11 $50,140 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 0.06% $27.79 $29.54 $61,450 4.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 170 0.14% $17.06 $17.39 $36,170 2.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 0.07% $18.23 $18.26 $37,980 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (6) (6) $25.17 $27.74 $57,690 4.1 %
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 90 0.07% $20.07 $25.56 $53,170 10.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 0.03% $21.69 $28.13 $58,500 15.6 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
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 50 0.04% $18.67 $18.91 $39,340 4.4 %
Healthcare Practitioners 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 Practitioners and Technical Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 50 0.04% $6.87 $8.43 $17,540 10.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 50 0.04% $6.87 $8.36 $17,400 10.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (6) (6) $6.25 $6.43 $13,370 5.9 %
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 450 0.36% $9.48 $10.33 $21,500 1.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 360 0.29% $9.49 $10.46 $21,760 2.0 %
Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Sales and Related 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 21,850 17.65% $22.14 $27.08 $56,330 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 290 0.23% $23.83 $30.42 $63,270 14.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,800 1.45% $33.13 $41.38 $86,070 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 60 0.05% $9.60 $10.47 $21,780 5.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 90 0.07% $13.27 $14.58 $30,330 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 0.11% $15.09 $15.79 $32,850 6.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 710 0.57% $14.08 $16.32 $33,940 3.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,380 1.11% $25.22 $29.27 $60,870 3.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 16,200 13.09% $22.01 $26.62 $55,380 2.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 230 0.19% $27.83 $34.73 $72,230 8.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 100 0.08% $16.58 $17.87 $37,180 3.7 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 40 0.03% $25.60 $27.24 $56,650 9.4 %
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 25,680 20.74% $13.52 $14.63 $30,420 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,610 1.30% $21.04 $22.52 $46,830 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 240 0.19% $11.67 $11.79 $24,530 1.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 600 0.48% $15.09 $15.99 $33,250 1.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,120 0.90% $12.80 $13.21 $27,480 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,910 2.35% $14.31 $15.13 $31,480 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 0.11% $14.91 $15.06 $31,330 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 200 0.16% $14.08 $14.66 $30,480 1.5 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 0.03% $12.93 $12.95 $26,930 4.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 190 0.15% $15.58 $16.26 $33,830 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,130 0.91% $15.23 $15.60 $32,440 5.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 0.09% $10.26 $10.20 $21,210 2.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,550 1.25% $15.56 $15.82 $32,900 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 220 0.18% $18.93 $17.78 $36,970 3.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,030 0.83% $11.27 $11.49 $23,910 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 0.08% $17.43 $17.56 $36,530 2.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 670 0.54% $17.41 $18.04 $37,520 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 4,060 3.28% $13.16 $14.10 $29,340 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,730 2.21% $11.84 $12.31 $25,610 1.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 140 0.11% $13.54 $13.91 $28,930 2.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,260 1.02% $17.52 $18.12 $37,680 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,450 1.17% $12.64 $12.96 $26,960 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 210 0.17% $17.43 $20.80 $43,260 11.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 0.18% $11.38 $11.60 $24,130 1.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,510 2.84% $11.72 $11.95 $24,860 1.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
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 980 0.79% $13.44 $16.01 $33,310 8.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 50 0.04% $13.46 $14.13 $29,390 4.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 0.05% $10.92 $11.82 $24,580 6.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) (6) $18.37 $17.62 $36,650 7.1 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 160 0.13% $12.70 $16.22 $33,740 9.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 230 0.19% $11.62 $12.38 $25,740 5.7 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers (6) (6) $10.66 $10.45 $21,730 4.5 %
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 2,800 2.26% $16.25 $17.14 $35,660 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 330 0.27% $21.91 $22.69 $47,190 3.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 80 0.06% $13.45 $13.77 $28,630 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 0.08% $15.06 $15.78 $32,820 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 0.15% $17.50 $17.66 $36,730 3.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 30 0.02% $16.33 $16.03 $33,340 7.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 0.05% $16.54 $17.93 $37,300 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,450 1.17% $16.20 $16.87 $35,090 1.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 0.06% $15.18 $14.91 $31,020 6.5 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 90 0.07% $11.19 $12.23 $25,450 3.6 %
49-9096 Riggers 70 0.06% $12.52 $13.09 $27,230 2.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 0.07% $11.76 $13.58 $28,250 8.5 %
Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 25,030 20.22% $13.14 $13.89 $28,900 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,450 1.98% $20.06 $21.06 $43,810 1.5 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (6) (6) $10.72 $11.23 $23,350 3.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 100 0.08% $9.39 $10.66 $22,170 20.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 420 0.34% $13.67 $13.88 $28,870 3.4 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (6) (6) $10.96 $11.50 $23,910 10.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,400 1.94% $11.60 $12.04 $25,040 2.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 0.11% $16.40 $16.26 $33,830 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 0.20% $13.19 $13.68 $28,450 3.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 0.11% $12.77 $13.13 $27,320 2.7 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 0.27% $12.37 $12.46 $25,920 1.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,510 2.03% $13.17 $13.18 $27,410 1.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 0.19% $11.35 $11.43 $23,770 3.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 0.03% $11.76 $12.37 $25,730 6.8 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 0.03% $13.85 $14.06 $29,250 2.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 4,790 3.87% $13.14 $13.63 $28,360 1.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 0.17% $14.63 $14.31 $29,770 2.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 3,550 2.87% $13.54 $14.19 $29,510 2.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 0.07% $14.09 $14.07 $29,260 3.7 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 0.09% $12.86 $12.89 $26,810 3.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 90 0.07% $9.30 $9.55 $19,870 9.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 0.17% $12.56 $12.53 $26,060 1.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 710 0.57% $14.28 $14.75 $30,680 2.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 690 0.56% $11.58 $12.44 $25,880 2.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 710 0.57% $8.38 $8.84 $18,390 4.3 %
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 32,190 26.00% $12.26 $12.92 $26,880 0.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 940 0.76% $18.58 $19.50 $40,550 1.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 510 0.41% $19.88 $21.48 $44,690 1.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 210 0.17% $12.49 $12.92 $26,860 2.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 6,180 4.99% $14.60 $15.38 $32,000 1.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,220 1.79% $11.76 $12.21 $25,400 1.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 460 0.37% $12.36 $12.45 $25,890 2.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,680 1.36% $13.51 $13.61 $28,310 1.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,910 3.16% $12.11 $12.57 $26,140 1.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 40 0.03% $10.70 $10.34 $21,500 5.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 14,010 11.32% $11.02 $11.53 $23,980 0.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 960 0.78% $11.60 $12.06 $25,080 2.7 %

About 2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: January 14, 2004

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