Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 424600 - Chemical and Allied Products 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 424600 - Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers.

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NAICS 424600 - Chemical and Allied Products 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 130,500 100.00% $16.92 $22.19 $46,150 1.0 %
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 11,610 8.90% $40.38 $46.99 $97,730 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 970 0.74% $65.35 $66.51 $138,340 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 5,620 4.31% $41.36 $48.30 $100,470 1.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 0.06% $35.69 $37.63 $78,270 5.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 210 0.16% $41.01 $46.20 $96,090 8.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,540 1.18% $41.76 $45.36 $94,340 2.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 330 0.25% $43.18 $55.96 $116,400 19.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 0.11% $41.65 $42.89 $89,210 4.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 830 0.64% $37.36 $41.98 $87,320 2.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 150 0.11% $28.79 $31.88 $66,300 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 280 0.21% $35.04 $42.60 $88,600 10.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 460 0.35% $27.63 $30.51 $63,460 2.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 390 0.30% $29.81 $30.39 $63,200 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 0.11% $48.34 $47.41 $98,600 3.6 %
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 3,600 2.76% $22.60 $25.24 $52,490 1.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 90 0.07% $17.51 $18.66 $38,800 4.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 990 0.76% $20.46 $22.87 $47,580 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 290 0.22% $19.86 $21.45 $44,620 3.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 0.06% $25.52 $25.89 $53,840 5.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 0.05% $22.41 $24.15 $50,230 3.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 0.03% $22.21 $23.50 $48,880 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 0.10% $25.47 $25.56 $53,170 4.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 0.04% $31.02 $34.01 $70,740 10.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,220 0.93% $24.06 $26.96 $56,070 2.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 0.07% $20.42 $22.52 $46,850 4.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 0.03% $32.64 $32.03 $66,630 3.5 %
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 880 0.67% $27.02 $28.01 $58,270 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 240 0.18% $31.87 $31.55 $65,620 3.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 0.05% $31.43 $32.68 $67,980 3.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 0.14% $19.10 $22.13 $46,020 4.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 0.08% $31.27 $31.66 $65,850 4.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 0.04% $26.25 $28.86 $60,030 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 0.12% $25.03 $26.25 $54,600 3.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (6) (6) $21.34 $25.80 $53,670 12.1 %
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 1,450 1.11% $27.77 $29.46 $61,270 3.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 160 0.12% $32.91 $35.33 $73,480 4.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 0.04% $26.41 $29.08 $60,480 4.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 0.06% $30.76 $29.10 $60,520 4.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 70 0.05% $34.65 $35.74 $74,350 6.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 390 0.30% $23.08 $27.43 $57,050 10.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 80 0.06% $26.55 $25.70 $53,450 10.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 0.03% $20.21 $20.64 $42,930 3.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 0.05% $28.98 $27.35 $56,880 7.5 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 80 0.06% $19.81 $19.60 $40,760 3.9 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 70 0.05% $31.60 $32.59 $67,780 7.1 %
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 2,010 1.54% $22.42 $25.50 $53,040 2.4 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists (6) (6) $41.64 $40.38 $83,990 2.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 830 0.64% $28.35 $28.26 $58,780 2.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (6) (6) $19.47 $18.87 $39,250 9.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 120 0.09% $37.69 $38.29 $79,650 7.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 0.03% $20.92 $20.75 $43,160 3.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 660 0.51% $18.56 $19.31 $40,170 2.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 140 0.11% $15.30 $20.33 $42,300 13.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (6) (6) $11.89 $12.56 $26,120 10.5 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 70 0.05% $23.41 $24.79 $51,560 4.8 %
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 (6) (6) $12.28 $11.97 $24,900 5.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards (6) (6) $12.27 $11.79 $24,520 5.9 %
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 930 0.71% $9.19 $10.05 $20,900 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 820 0.63% $8.93 $9.77 $20,310 4.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 50 0.04% $10.31 $11.78 $24,500 5.2 %
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 32,580 24.97% $25.48 $30.05 $62,510 2.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 660 0.51% $22.51 $26.40 $54,910 7.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 2,860 2.19% $34.67 $41.19 $85,680 5.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers (6) (6) $8.13 $8.46 $17,590 5.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 0.10% $10.87 $11.81 $24,570 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 120 0.09% $23.35 $21.70 $45,140 12.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,070 0.82% $13.32 $15.19 $31,590 5.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 9,900 7.59% $28.31 $31.04 $64,560 1.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 16,290 12.48% $24.62 $29.85 $62,090 2.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 0.08% $11.70 $15.69 $32,620 11.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 450 0.34% $27.81 $29.05 $60,420 10.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 430 0.33% $11.65 $13.44 $27,950 6.4 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (6) (6) $15.39 $16.26 $33,820 8.2 %
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 30,100 23.07% $13.75 $14.78 $30,740 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,220 1.70% $21.12 $22.36 $46,500 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 0.07% $11.87 $12.91 $26,850 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 600 0.46% $14.28 $14.73 $30,650 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 810 0.62% $12.64 $13.20 $27,450 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,160 2.42% $14.15 $14.52 $30,210 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 0.12% $15.88 $15.82 $32,910 3.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 210 0.16% $15.85 $16.02 $33,330 2.9 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (6) (6) $17.39 $18.49 $38,460 5.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 130 0.10% $15.52 $16.60 $34,530 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,010 2.31% $14.80 $15.27 $31,760 1.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 0.07% $10.15 $11.60 $24,120 9.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 2,280 1.75% $13.53 $14.05 $29,220 1.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 0.08% $14.28 $14.42 $30,000 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,100 0.84% $11.28 $11.23 $23,350 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 0.11% $16.24 $16.83 $35,000 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 700 0.54% $19.81 $21.03 $43,750 7.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 3,840 2.94% $13.01 $13.73 $28,550 1.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,700 1.30% $11.13 $11.84 $24,620 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 140 0.11% $16.40 $16.60 $34,540 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,520 1.93% $16.53 $17.13 $35,620 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,380 1.82% $12.59 $12.92 $26,880 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 200 0.15% $16.91 $18.97 $39,460 5.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 0.12% $11.06 $11.60 $24,130 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 0.03% $12.45 $11.97 $24,900 5.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 0.05% $9.12 $10.20 $21,220 9.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,860 2.96% $11.64 $12.58 $26,170 2.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 0.06% $16.23 $17.89 $37,210 10.1 %
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 1,300 1.00% $17.21 $18.20 $37,860 4.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 0.09% $24.79 $24.59 $51,150 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 70 0.05% $20.66 $20.86 $43,390 2.9 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (6) (6) $13.22 $14.41 $29,970 5.2 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 270 0.21% $18.20 $18.27 $38,000 3.1 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 30 0.02% $10.36 $11.28 $23,460 17.3 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 150 0.11% $12.43 $12.15 $25,280 2.8 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,720 2.85% $16.82 $17.68 $36,780 1.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 0.33% $25.17 $25.56 $53,160 2.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 0.02% $20.77 $19.89 $41,380 4.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 0.22% $15.20 $15.63 $32,520 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 230 0.18% $15.30 $16.00 $33,280 6.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 0.03% $13.14 $13.53 $28,130 6.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 0.05% $12.67 $13.87 $28,840 11.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200 0.15% $17.43 $18.99 $39,490 4.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,720 1.32% $16.51 $16.69 $34,710 1.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 0.08% $18.29 $17.93 $37,300 6.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 0.05% $13.09 $14.51 $30,170 7.1 %
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 15,850 12.15% $13.52 $15.23 $31,670 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,720 1.32% $21.40 $23.40 $48,680 2.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,010 2.31% $10.79 $11.63 $24,200 2.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 0.02% $10.02 $9.84 $20,460 5.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 0.18% $11.84 $12.13 $25,230 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 670 0.51% $13.33 $14.37 $29,890 3.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 0.14% $11.80 $12.41 $25,810 6.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) (6) $14.19 $14.14 $29,400 6.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 180 0.14% $14.44 $15.77 $32,810 4.9 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 320 0.25% $20.23 $20.19 $42,000 3.1 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (6) (6) $19.93 $18.75 $39,000 12.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 930 0.71% $16.34 $16.24 $33,780 3.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 0.15% $17.07 $16.67 $34,670 3.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) (6) $15.19 $15.51 $32,250 5.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 930 0.71% $12.56 $13.71 $28,510 3.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.10% $14.31 $13.38 $27,830 5.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) (6) $13.42 $13.43 $27,940 2.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 850 0.65% $11.53 $13.23 $27,520 4.4 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (6) (6) $15.02 $16.47 $34,260 9.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,870 2.20% $10.95 $11.96 $24,880 2.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 30 0.02% $11.04 $11.08 $23,050 3.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 130 0.10% $8.66 $9.15 $19,030 4.1 %
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 26,070 19.98% $13.32 $14.08 $29,280 0.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 830 0.64% $19.52 $19.89 $41,370 2.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 620 0.48% $20.44 $21.25 $44,200 1.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 840 0.64% $14.75 $15.29 $31,810 2.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 7,700 5.90% $16.04 $16.85 $35,040 1.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 3,790 2.90% $12.70 $13.11 $27,270 1.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 0.02% $12.87 $12.66 $26,320 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,750 2.11% $12.54 $13.22 $27,490 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 0.05% $8.86 $11.45 $23,810 21.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7,220 5.53% $10.83 $11.48 $23,870 1.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (6) (6) $11.76 $11.52 $23,970 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,620 1.24% $10.02 $10.82 $22,500 2.9 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (6) (6) $14.36 $15.99 $33,270 2.0 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 40 0.03% $18.28 $17.83 $37,080 6.2 %

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

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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