Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories

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 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories.

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NAICS 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories

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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 177,270 100.00% $14.72 $19.09 $39,700 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 10,820 6.10% $33.09 $41.05 $85,380 3.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 550 0.31% $61.56 $65.57 $136,390 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,750 1.55% $38.42 $49.99 $103,990 8.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 0.03% $27.32 $29.52 $61,400 4.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 490 0.28% $29.17 $33.48 $69,650 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 300 0.17% $46.94 $60.45 $125,730 8.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 0.03% $27.51 $33.62 $69,930 11.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 640 0.36% $24.80 $27.06 $56,290 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 390 0.22% $39.96 $46.70 $97,140 5.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 680 0.38% $36.31 $40.58 $84,410 3.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 280 0.16% $31.81 $34.50 $71,760 4.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 0.05% $27.73 $35.16 $73,140 10.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 3,170 1.79% $28.67 $33.78 $70,250 2.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 390 0.22% $32.63 $41.16 $85,620 10.0 %
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 2,740 1.55% $21.80 $24.77 $51,530 5.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 0.11% $18.31 $19.59 $40,750 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 0.07% $26.45 $29.55 $61,450 7.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 210 0.12% $21.93 $25.26 $52,530 12.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 0.04% $21.95 $23.09 $48,030 3.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 170 0.10% $18.83 $20.54 $42,720 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (6) (6) $48.65 $54.11 $112,560 12.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 870 0.49% $20.73 $22.10 $45,970 2.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 0.03% $23.73 $24.71 $51,410 3.3 %
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 2,520 1.42% $23.35 $24.83 $51,650 1.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 460 0.26% $26.29 $27.06 $56,280 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 280 0.16% $32.47 $33.04 $68,710 3.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 650 0.37% $17.00 $17.80 $37,020 1.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 260 0.15% $24.53 $24.76 $51,500 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 230 0.13% $23.95 $25.77 $53,610 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 320 0.18% $27.34 $28.44 $59,150 3.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 0.06% $28.90 $29.77 $61,930 4.8 %
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 190 0.11% $25.19 $26.92 $55,990 2.7 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 80 0.05% $24.95 $27.79 $57,810 4.6 %
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 4,750 2.68% $19.55 $27.17 $56,510 12.5 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 80 0.05% $20.64 $23.60 $49,090 5.5 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 960 0.54% $25.92 $26.30 $54,710 2.3 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 970 0.55% $34.29 $54.11 $112,540 16.2 %
19-2012 Physicists 60 0.03% $59.21 $59.52 $123,810 22.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 0.06% $22.34 $23.88 $49,670 4.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 1,480 0.83% $12.22 $12.98 $27,000 3.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) (6) $13.73 $13.70 $28,490 2.0 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians (6) (6) $25.18 $36.34 $75,580 11.0 %
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 100 0.06% $20.42 $21.31 $44,330 4.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (6) (6) $21.55 $21.51 $44,740 5.4 %
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 40 0.02% $52.66 $56.56 $117,640 6.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 30 0.02% $60.19 $64.59 $134,340 6.4 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 80 0.05% $17.35 $17.96 $37,350 4.2 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (6) (4) (4) $45,330 2.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (6) $10.87 $12.02 $25,000 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 230 0.13% $21.31 $22.07 $45,910 3.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 0.08% $21.51 $22.84 $47,500 4.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 0.03% $23.93 $22.78 $47,370 2.9 %
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 66,930 37.76% $18.70 $22.73 $47,270 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 340 0.19% (5) $75.92 $157,920 7.6 %
29-1063 Internists, General 200 0.11% (5) $83.14 $172,940 4.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons 60 0.03% $56.67 $70.63 $146,900 16.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 200 0.11% $29.09 $27.49 $57,180 8.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,480 0.83% $22.19 $22.74 $47,290 1.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 0.07% $27.08 $29.60 $61,570 6.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 470 0.27% $25.59 $26.06 $54,200 3.8 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 110 0.06% $25.49 $34.10 $70,920 17.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 0.03% $16.28 $17.24 $35,850 9.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 20,750 11.71% $20.20 $20.73 $43,120 0.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 17,700 9.98% $13.24 $13.93 $28,980 1.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 940 0.53% $17.69 $19.55 $40,670 6.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 2,750 1.55% $23.40 $26.01 $54,100 4.4 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 630 0.36% $24.53 $24.50 $50,960 1.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 12,500 7.05% $20.42 $21.01 $43,700 1.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 300 0.17% $13.20 $14.10 $29,330 4.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 0.04% $14.45 $15.24 $31,710 5.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (6) (6) $10.51 $11.40 $23,700 6.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 390 0.22% $15.60 $16.08 $33,440 4.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,530 0.86% $11.36 $13.47 $28,030 3.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 90 0.05% $21.37 $21.78 $45,310 4.9 %
Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 26,500 14.95% $11.55 $12.03 $25,020 0.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 420 0.24% $10.35 $10.38 $21,580 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (6) (6) $17.51 $17.55 $36,500 2.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 0.02% $11.70 $11.70 $24,330 3.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 5,060 2.85% $10.93 $11.49 $23,910 1.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 1,150 0.65% $9.20 $9.81 $20,400 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 1,920 1.08% $14.26 $14.46 $30,070 1.0 %
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 60 0.03% $13.64 $14.75 $30,680 5.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 50 0.03% $13.28 $13.91 $28,940 6.2 %
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 70 0.04% $8.69 $9.22 $19,170 4.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 60 0.03% $8.31 $8.64 $17,970 6.3 %
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 650 0.37% $9.75 $10.36 $21,540 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 0.03% $14.60 $15.26 $31,750 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 300 0.17% $9.67 $10.06 $20,930 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 260 0.15% $8.79 $9.29 $19,330 3.4 %
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 2,930 1.65% $22.53 $24.49 $50,940 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 60 0.03% $20.12 $20.30 $42,220 4.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 220 0.12% $32.14 $32.00 $66,550 2.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 500 0.28% $22.55 $23.22 $48,290 2.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 210 0.12% $16.78 $19.98 $41,560 4.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 0.04% $22.08 $27.54 $57,280 11.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) (6) $10.92 $11.31 $23,530 2.2 %
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 53,520 30.19% $11.69 $12.55 $26,110 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,520 1.99% $18.59 $19.92 $41,430 1.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 490 0.28% $10.78 $11.24 $23,380 1.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,470 0.83% $13.01 $13.40 $27,870 1.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,880 3.88% $12.69 $13.38 $27,830 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,520 1.42% $12.78 $13.40 $27,860 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 0.12% $14.18 $14.43 $30,020 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 0.03% $11.79 $12.08 $25,140 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,410 3.62% $12.41 $12.76 $26,540 0.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 0.02% $10.39 $10.56 $21,970 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 950 0.54% $9.18 $9.42 $19,580 1.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 640 0.36% $10.87 $11.29 $23,490 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 0.08% $14.06 $14.18 $29,490 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 210 0.12% $14.32 $14.40 $29,940 1.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 4,070 2.30% $10.80 $11.07 $23,020 1.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 6,870 3.88% $9.57 $9.86 $20,500 1.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 0.15% $12.70 $12.88 $26,790 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 0.03% $12.33 $12.16 $25,290 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 760 0.43% $10.47 $10.85 $22,560 1.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 300 0.17% $11.31 $11.30 $23,500 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 0.06% $10.84 $11.32 $23,550 6.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,810 1.02% $16.18 $16.65 $34,620 1.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 3,530 1.99% $11.97 $12.61 $26,230 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,910 1.08% $11.23 $11.90 $24,760 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 360 0.20% $13.35 $13.93 $28,980 2.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,640 2.05% $10.53 $10.84 $22,540 0.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 250 0.14% $12.33 $11.85 $24,640 3.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 0.03% $11.86 $12.15 $25,270 4.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 0.02% $10.42 $10.70 $22,260 1.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,000 2.82% $10.54 $10.98 $22,850 1.8 %
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 580 0.33% $16.04 $17.55 $36,490 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 0.02% $22.67 $24.60 $51,160 5.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 300 0.17% $13.55 $14.41 $29,960 2.3 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 170 0.10% $19.62 $20.66 $42,960 4.4 %
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 690 0.39% $14.36 $16.45 $34,210 6.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 70 0.04% $29.95 $28.82 $59,950 8.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (6) (6) $14.56 $14.14 $29,410 9.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 310 0.17% $15.11 $16.82 $34,980 10.1 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (6) (6) $10.67 $10.61 $22,080 4.0 %
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 3,720 2.10% $10.60 $11.56 $24,040 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 0.03% $15.17 $15.46 $32,160 2.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 0.07% $19.85 $19.77 $41,120 3.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 40 0.02% $15.95 $15.18 $31,580 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,720 1.53% $10.53 $11.19 $23,270 2.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 0.07% $9.34 $10.40 $21,630 6.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 400 0.23% $9.54 $11.15 $23,190 9.4 %

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.

(4) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(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

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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