Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 423700 - Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies 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 423700 - Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers.

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SOC Major Groups in in NAICS 423700 - Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers:

NAICS 423700 - Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies 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 231,290 100.00% $14.83 $19.07 $39,670 0.8 %
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 16,940 7.32% $35.82 $43.56 $90,610 1.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,210 0.52% $63.84 $67.51 $140,430 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,770 3.79% $40.02 $47.57 $98,950 1.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 0.05% $30.11 $34.18 $71,090 4.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 150 0.06% $34.45 $37.13 $77,230 4.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,640 0.71% $36.41 $40.69 $84,640 3.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 310 0.13% $22.63 $27.31 $56,810 4.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 240 0.10% $35.31 $38.27 $79,610 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,790 0.77% $32.20 $36.88 $76,700 3.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 230 0.10% $28.04 $29.44 $61,230 1.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 0.05% $29.80 $35.00 $72,800 6.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,240 0.54% $24.98 $28.44 $59,160 3.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 430 0.19% $24.30 $26.09 $54,270 1.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 0.05% $40.25 $43.84 $91,190 4.8 %
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 6,880 2.97% $20.22 $22.54 $46,890 1.6 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 140 0.06% $17.83 $21.47 $44,650 8.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 3,450 1.49% $19.56 $21.21 $44,130 1.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 520 0.22% $18.64 $19.18 $39,890 1.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 540 0.23% $18.21 $21.14 $43,960 9.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 0.02% $20.29 $22.64 $47,090 5.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 0.02% $20.46 $21.34 $44,400 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 0.03% $27.80 $29.83 $62,050 7.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,520 0.66% $22.84 $26.56 $55,240 4.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 190 0.08% $19.74 $20.91 $43,490 1.9 %
Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,060 0.46% $24.00 $25.40 $52,820 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 300 0.13% $26.41 $27.70 $57,610 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 0.11% $17.45 $19.67 $40,910 3.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 70 0.03% $21.28 $24.80 $51,590 4.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 250 0.11% $23.86 $25.11 $52,240 1.8 %
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 3,140 1.36% $24.78 $25.92 $53,910 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 180 0.08% $29.67 $29.35 $61,060 1.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 0.03% $38.72 $37.26 $77,510 14.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 0.05% $27.03 $27.34 $56,870 4.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,220 0.53% $26.23 $27.98 $58,190 3.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 0.03% $16.87 $17.06 $35,470 4.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 0.02% $15.86 $16.50 $34,320 4.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 130 0.06% $20.03 $19.49 $40,540 7.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 670 0.29% $22.40 $23.65 $49,180 4.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 180 0.08% $22.08 $22.35 $46,490 3.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 90 0.04% $19.75 $22.35 $46,490 4.4 %
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 110 0.05% $19.77 $23.30 $48,450 8.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 0.03% $18.51 $22.10 $45,970 6.8 %
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 610 0.26% $16.74 $18.96 $39,430 5.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 0.06% $16.45 $17.36 $36,110 2.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 140 0.06% $19.86 $19.77 $41,120 8.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 220 0.10% $15.05 $16.03 $33,340 5.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 0.01% $51.42 $46.37 $96,440 11.0 %
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 50 0.02% $30.06 $25.94 $53,960 5.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 0.02% $31.45 $27.38 $56,950 5.5 %
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 150 0.06% $10.25 $10.58 $22,010 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 140 0.06% $10.16 $10.34 $21,510 2.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 810 0.35% $9.68 $10.72 $22,290 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 0.31% $9.44 $10.64 $22,130 5.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 30 0.01% $12.66 $12.34 $25,670 4.0 %
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 68,340 29.55% $19.11 $22.83 $47,480 1.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,250 0.97% $22.06 $24.21 $50,360 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 5,810 2.51% $28.47 $33.92 $70,560 1.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 900 0.39% $9.37 $10.67 $22,190 4.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 2,210 0.96% $13.12 $13.27 $27,610 1.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 4,800 2.08% $13.13 $14.12 $29,360 1.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,910 1.69% $11.25 $13.49 $28,060 6.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 6,390 2.76% $24.62 $29.20 $60,740 4.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 38,950 16.84% $19.54 $22.83 $47,480 2.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 0.04% $15.93 $18.54 $38,550 5.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 1,220 0.53% $30.32 $33.62 $69,920 3.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 640 0.28% $11.28 $12.35 $25,680 3.7 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 270 0.12% $17.42 $19.57 $40,710 5.6 %
Office and Administrative Support 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 68,120 29.45% $12.36 $13.37 $27,800 0.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,170 1.80% $19.74 $21.29 $44,280 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 320 0.14% $11.47 $11.84 $24,630 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,570 0.68% $13.40 $14.32 $29,780 1.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 2,130 0.92% $12.02 $12.58 $26,170 1.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 6,020 2.60% $13.31 $14.06 $29,250 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 0.07% $14.91 $15.17 $31,560 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 500 0.22% $10.49 $11.93 $24,810 8.6 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 0.02% $12.90 $12.69 $26,390 3.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 460 0.20% $14.36 $15.45 $32,130 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,400 1.47% $13.87 $14.67 $30,510 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 0.07% $9.30 $9.57 $19,900 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 5,050 2.18% $14.02 $14.56 $30,280 1.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 0.08% $13.80 $14.23 $29,590 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,450 1.06% $10.75 $11.19 $23,280 1.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 0.08% $14.70 $15.47 $32,180 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 670 0.29% $14.77 $15.56 $32,360 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 10,920 4.72% $11.55 $12.29 $25,570 1.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 13,890 6.01% $11.06 $11.45 $23,810 0.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 180 0.08% $11.71 $12.85 $26,720 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,290 0.99% $16.23 $16.88 $35,100 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,840 1.23% $11.30 $12.05 $25,070 3.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 620 0.27% $16.86 $18.22 $37,910 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 570 0.25% $11.29 $11.79 $24,520 1.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (6) (6) $15.10 $14.55 $30,250 6.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 0.03% $10.64 $11.01 $22,900 2.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 8,800 3.80% $11.21 $12.08 $25,120 3.3 %
Construction and Extraction 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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,720 1.18% $15.89 $16.61 $34,550 4.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 0.06% $24.59 $24.50 $50,970 5.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 170 0.07% $19.19 $18.71 $38,920 4.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (6) (6) $10.94 $13.18 $27,410 20.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 180 0.08% $19.60 $18.34 $38,140 10.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,160 0.50% $16.95 $18.00 $37,430 7.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 540 0.23% $13.24 $14.36 $29,870 6.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) (6) $13.42 $13.14 $27,330 3.2 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers (6) (6) $10.81 $10.75 $22,350 3.5 %
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 14,820 6.41% $17.45 $18.67 $38,840 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,260 0.54% $24.55 $25.63 $53,320 2.4 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 450 0.19% $17.81 $16.60 $34,530 7.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 240 0.10% $20.94 $22.35 $46,480 4.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 160 0.07% $17.14 $17.72 $36,850 2.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 200 0.09% $15.68 $15.12 $31,450 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 360 0.16% $15.76 $17.46 $36,310 7.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 0.04% $17.34 $17.74 $36,890 5.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (6) (6) $11.48 $11.33 $23,560 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 8,250 3.57% $18.78 $19.69 $40,960 1.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 240 0.10% $17.18 $17.12 $35,610 5.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 0.05% $16.91 $17.16 $35,700 6.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,630 0.70% $14.58 $15.57 $32,390 3.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 0.02% $14.59 $14.06 $29,250 5.8 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 80 0.03% $14.49 $15.34 $31,900 6.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 320 0.14% $9.01 $10.89 $22,650 11.9 %
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 10,620 4.59% $11.69 $13.13 $27,310 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 730 0.32% $20.52 $21.55 $44,830 2.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 90 0.04% $10.73 $12.73 $26,470 10.7 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (6) (6) $8.82 $9.58 $19,920 3.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (6) (6) $11.20 $13.29 $27,640 25.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,160 1.37% $10.20 $10.83 $22,530 2.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (6) (6) $16.20 $15.95 $33,180 3.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 0.01% $13.68 $13.75 $28,590 3.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 0.02% $12.14 $12.54 $26,080 8.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 0.01% $9.92 $9.99 $20,790 7.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,230 0.53% $12.85 $13.44 $27,950 2.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 0.02% $11.02 $12.18 $25,330 6.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (6) (6) $18.45 $18.13 $37,710 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,510 0.65% $13.32 $14.61 $30,400 4.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) (6) $21.90 $21.71 $45,160 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 0.02% $13.57 $13.72 $28,530 3.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 420 0.18% $13.46 $14.04 $29,200 2.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 930 0.40% $8.33 $9.27 $19,280 5.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 60 0.03% $8.95 $9.07 $18,860 2.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (6) (6) $11.51 $11.71 $24,350 4.7 %
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 36,770 15.90% $11.32 $12.26 $25,500 0.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,270 0.55% $19.32 $20.32 $42,270 1.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 630 0.27% $19.82 $21.62 $44,970 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 930 0.40% $12.65 $13.87 $28,850 4.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,280 1.85% $14.01 $14.87 $30,930 1.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 9,520 4.12% $11.12 $11.80 $24,540 1.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 0.02% $10.73 $11.07 $23,030 5.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 0.03% $11.80 $11.74 $24,420 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,130 1.35% $12.41 $12.85 $26,730 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 80 0.03% $10.36 $10.34 $21,500 9.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 13,250 5.73% $10.62 $11.08 $23,050 1.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 3,180 1.37% $9.26 $9.67 $20,120 2.1 %

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.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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