Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Asheville, NC MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Asheville, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Asheville, NC MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 104,040 $11.61 $14.64 $30,460 1.3 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,550 $25.25 $31.16 $64,820 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 250 $52.78 $57.85 $120,320 4.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,140 $25.95 $33.88 $70,470 2.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $18.75 $20.51 $42,660 3.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $28.38 $31.56 $65,640 3.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 190 $30.61 $35.89 $74,660 4.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $21.42 $22.86 $47,540 3.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 230 $19.06 $21.20 $44,100 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $31.03 $34.12 $70,960 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 330 $27.74 $32.13 $66,830 2.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 120 $22.84 $24.88 $51,750 1.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $28.38 $29.47 $61,300 1.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $22.57 $23.93 $49,780 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $21.12 $23.04 $47,910 2.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 250 $26.91 $30.46 $63,350 6.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $14.30 $16.17 $33,640 6.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 $24.46 $24.42 $50,800 1.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $35.54 $36.56 $76,040 3.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 270 $16.08 $16.54 $34,390 3.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $14.54 $16.00 $33,280 7.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $27.50 $33.09 $68,830 4.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $36.41 $38.36 $79,800 7.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $18.58 $21.61 $44,960 9.2 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,400 $19.31 $22.78 $47,390 3.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $17.82 $23.50 $48,880 8.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $19.27 $20.06 $41,710 1.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $20.26 $21.44 $44,590 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $17.72 $18.28 $38,020 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $20.37 $21.07 $43,830 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $15.03 $17.49 $36,380 1.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $23.59 $25.40 $52,820 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $16.56 $18.36 $38,180 3.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 480 $21.78 $26.30 $54,710 8.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 130 $23.68 $27.03 $56,230 4.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $26.52 $40.48 $84,210 18.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $13.55 $16.35 $34,000 7.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $20.16 $21.58 $44,880 10.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $10.98 $11.73 $24,400 10.1 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 830 $21.69 $24.69 $51,360 5.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $22.43 $24.90 $51,790 3.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $39.05 $44.90 $93,380 11.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $33.52 $33.10 $68,840 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $15.95 $16.06 $33,400 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 200 $28.17 $30.57 $63,580 8.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $16.51 $17.79 $37,000 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $22.37 $22.87 $47,580 2.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,490 $20.23 $21.60 $44,920 1.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 $19.57 $20.24 $42,100 3.3 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 60 $20.55 $25.59 $53,230 12.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $16.54 $17.04 $35,450 4.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $24.69 $24.69 $51,350 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $27.62 $27.56 $57,320 2.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 90 $26.11 $26.54 $55,200 1.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $22.87 $23.78 $49,470 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $26.06 $26.46 $55,040 1.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $26.78 $28.43 $59,140 3.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $16.87 $17.22 $35,810 2.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $18.36 $18.35 $38,160 1.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 150 $14.97 $15.49 $32,230 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $18.26 $18.86 $39,230 2.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $11.11 $12.72 $26,450 3.2 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 620 $21.22 $23.27 $48,400 4.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $23.96 $24.95 $51,890 4.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $17.08 $16.39 $34,080 3.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $16.01 $16.50 $34,330 2.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $15.27 $15.51 $32,270 5.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,500 $14.94 $15.32 $31,870 1.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $18.00 $18.36 $38,190 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (6) $14.13 $14.88 $30,950 5.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 200 $16.38 $16.64 $34,620 4.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $15.64 $16.80 $34,940 2.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $15.24 $15.40 $32,030 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $11.65 $11.41 $23,730 2.4 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 740 $10.84 $22.22 $46,210 25.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers (6) $39.72 $46.62 $96,970 11.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $10.01 $10.70 $22,270 6.7 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,000 $16.71 $16.98 $35,320 3.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $53,980 1.9 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $50,710 1.8 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $48,670 1.8 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $61,040 2.0 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $52,860 2.2 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $53,470 1.8 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,170 1.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,320 1.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $41,300 2.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $50,460 1.7 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $45,720 1.7 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $50,840 1.7 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $43,870 2.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 260 $8.47 $8.91 $18,540 2.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $19.89 $18.66 $38,820 2.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $17.13 $18.58 $38,640 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $12.84 $12.85 $26,730 2.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 120 $13.79 $16.31 $33,930 10.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 790 $13.49 $14.61 $30,390 2.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $8.80 $10.02 $20,840 12.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $12.85 $14.89 $30,960 6.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (6) $10.21 $11.92 $24,800 11.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $10.40 $11.31 $23,520 4.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $33,720 1.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $17.20 $18.92 $39,360 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $18.56 $18.91 $39,330 1.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.66 $14.94 $31,070 18.6 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4,990 $20.59 $30.55 $63,540 6.9 %
29-1020 Dentists 100 $54.79 $62.55 $130,110 19.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $37.19 $36.99 $76,940 2.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) (5) $81.09 $168,660 14.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $96.22 $200,130 14.4 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $89.48 $186,120 9.8 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) $60.33 $54.38 $113,110 16.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 130 (5) $97.03 $201,820 7.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 160 $33.06 $36.73 $76,390 9.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,350 $21.34 $23.29 $48,450 3.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $24.84 $24.78 $51,530 2.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $25.63 $25.91 $53,900 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $23.68 $24.89 $51,780 5.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $26.00 $28.55 $59,380 9.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $19.21 $19.84 $41,260 3.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $12.31 $13.17 $27,390 7.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $22.01 $23.10 $48,040 7.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $18.47 $18.31 $38,090 2.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $9.94 $9.96 $20,720 3.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (6) $9.38 $9.77 $20,320 5.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 780 $14.25 $14.11 $29,340 3.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $10.86 $11.29 $23,480 2.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $14.65 $14.08 $29,290 10.1 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,310 $9.83 $10.15 $21,100 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 830 $8.27 $8.54 $17,760 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,340 $9.69 $9.57 $19,910 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $17.26 $17.42 $36,240 2.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $10.27 $11.51 $23,930 3.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $11.06 $11.27 $23,440 9.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 410 $11.48 $11.87 $24,700 5.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 150 $12.82 $12.89 $26,800 3.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $10.54 $10.56 $21,970 6.4 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,430 $11.59 $12.36 $25,710 3.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 400 $9.59 $9.49 $19,730 6.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 800 $8.76 $9.48 $19,720 3.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,200 $7.94 $8.67 $18,040 2.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 230 $14.76 $15.56 $32,360 6.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 860 $12.27 $12.99 $27,030 6.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $7.80 $7.82 $16,270 6.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 420 $8.61 $8.92 $18,550 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 750 $9.44 $9.39 $19,530 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $6.89 $7.24 $15,050 4.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 490 $7.76 $7.69 $16,000 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 260 $7.92 $8.83 $18,360 11.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,500 $7.40 $7.59 $15,780 3.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $7.56 $7.53 $15,660 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,310 $7.10 $8.54 $17,760 8.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 430 $6.82 $8.00 $16,630 19.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 390 $7.16 $7.22 $15,020 1.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 420 $7.87 $7.74 $16,100 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 330 $7.26 $7.30 $15,180 2.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,470 $8.65 $9.26 $19,270 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $11.76 $13.68 $28,450 7.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $13.49 $14.25 $29,640 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,340 $8.69 $8.92 $18,550 1.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,230 $7.76 $7.77 $16,160 2.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $14.75 $15.40 $32,040 6.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $9.72 $10.08 $20,960 1.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,310 $8.12 $9.26 $19,250 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $12.84 $14.27 $29,680 4.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.54 $9.29 $19,330 4.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $6.51 $6.48 $13,470 3.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $6.89 $7.39 $15,380 2.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $8.92 $10.43 $21,700 11.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $11.15 $11.98 $24,910 13.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 410 $7.21 $7.45 $15,490 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 150 $16.17 $16.04 $33,370 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $9.59 $10.14 $21,090 3.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 12,500 $9.07 $12.07 $25,110 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,290 $12.51 $14.76 $30,690 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 330 $20.65 $25.38 $52,800 8.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,600 $7.33 $7.53 $15,660 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $8.75 $9.91 $20,600 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $11.46 $12.58 $26,170 7.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,030 $8.40 $9.89 $20,570 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $12.42 $15.93 $33,130 5.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $23.60 $22.21 $46,210 8.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 130 $19.93 $35.41 $73,650 15.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $12.29 $12.59 $26,180 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 480 $16.44 $18.11 $37,660 3.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,050 $16.03 $19.15 $39,830 4.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 $10.97 $13.76 $28,630 15.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $17.31 $19.24 $40,010 9.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 100 $29.41 $30.56 $63,560 2.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 370 $8.85 $9.28 $19,310 4.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16,190 $11.17 $12.03 $25,020 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 750 $16.00 $18.12 $37,690 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 200 $9.54 $9.77 $20,320 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $11.78 $13.42 $27,920 5.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 420 $11.61 $11.98 $24,910 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,330 $12.61 $13.01 $27,050 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $12.13 $12.48 $25,960 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.35 $13.94 $28,990 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 480 $10.05 $10.27 $21,360 1.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $11.60 $12.28 $25,540 3.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,120 $10.78 $11.49 $23,900 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.19 $9.17 $19,070 1.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $8.49 $9.16 $19,060 6.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $12.32 $12.40 $25,790 2.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $12.00 $11.98 $24,910 2.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $11.22 $11.53 $23,970 2.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $12.58 $13.21 $27,480 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 760 $9.65 $9.99 $20,780 1.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $9.55 $10.80 $22,470 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 $15.05 $15.30 $31,810 1.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 760 $10.53 $10.83 $22,520 1.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,640 $9.00 $9.38 $19,510 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $10.72 $12.32 $25,630 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,170 $13.76 $14.45 $30,050 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $13.65 $14.38 $29,910 10.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 490 $10.91 $11.23 $23,350 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,050 $10.71 $10.98 $22,830 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $12.41 $13.25 $27,560 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $10.31 $10.18 $21,170 1.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $11.95 $12.68 $26,380 6.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $14.77 $16.78 $34,910 10.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $8.01 $8.56 $17,810 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,040 $10.46 $10.53 $21,910 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 $10.22 $10.53 $21,910 1.9 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,660 $12.83 $13.62 $28,320 1.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 490 $20.72 $20.96 $43,610 1.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 160 $17.67 $16.63 $34,580 5.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 740 $13.01 $13.26 $27,580 1.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $13.85 $14.54 $30,240 3.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 590 $9.28 $9.26 $19,270 3.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $12.75 $12.81 $26,650 1.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $12.82 $12.72 $26,460 3.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 440 $14.46 $14.91 $31,020 1.1 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 40 $14.25 $14.18 $29,500 2.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $12.36 $12.18 $25,320 1.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $12.61 $12.20 $25,380 5.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $13.50 $13.66 $28,420 4.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $11.09 $11.18 $23,250 3.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 200 $13.68 $13.54 $28,160 1.9 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $9.18 $9.62 $20,010 4.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 60 $10.35 $10.32 $21,460 3.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 130 $10.35 $10.25 $21,330 1.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $10.56 $10.52 $21,870 2.6 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,190 $14.65 $15.52 $32,290 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $21.19 $21.32 $44,350 3.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $14.58 $14.72 $30,610 3.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $17.40 $17.81 $37,050 5.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 $15.75 $14.86 $30,900 6.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $16.41 $17.00 $35,350 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $12.74 $14.58 $30,330 8.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $14.14 $14.31 $29,760 1.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $16.19 $16.35 $34,010 3.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $9.50 $10.50 $21,830 11.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $15.69 $15.53 $32,310 2.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $14.12 $15.16 $31,530 1.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,110 $13.75 $14.10 $29,320 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $13.73 $13.89 $28,890 5.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $11.40 $12.20 $25,370 2.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $10.29 $11.52 $23,960 4.0 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 11,200 $12.15 $12.77 $26,570 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 710 $17.64 $18.62 $38,720 1.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 840 $15.70 $16.27 $33,850 2.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $14.40 $14.09 $29,300 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,540 $10.81 $10.76 $22,380 4.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 190 $8.87 $9.31 $19,370 2.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $11.94 $11.91 $24,770 1.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $12.01 $12.26 $25,500 4.4 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $16.34 $16.53 $34,370 2.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $12.56 $12.73 $26,480 1.5 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.12 $12.89 $26,810 2.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $8.84 $10.16 $21,120 7.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $14.64 $14.14 $29,400 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 460 $13.76 $14.55 $30,270 2.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $8.40 $9.29 $19,320 4.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.19 $14.41 $29,970 1.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 $18.24 $18.16 $37,770 1.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 300 $14.44 $14.16 $29,450 2.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $16.15 $15.53 $32,310 3.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 90 $13.92 $14.75 $30,690 3.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $13.05 $14.02 $29,170 2.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 190 $8.25 $8.38 $17,440 4.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.87 $7.75 $16,120 4.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 380 $9.17 $9.34 $19,420 1.9 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $10.17 $9.98 $20,760 2.8 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $10.87 $11.38 $23,670 2.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.32 $12.42 $25,840 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 610 $10.65 $11.37 $23,650 2.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $12.94 $13.00 $27,050 2.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 260 $10.35 $10.45 $21,740 1.6 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,600 $10.11 $11.50 $23,930 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $16.72 $16.58 $34,480 3.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $18.35 $18.85 $39,210 2.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 100 $10.88 $10.59 $22,030 6.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 600 $12.18 $12.87 $26,770 5.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,330 $15.85 $15.83 $32,920 2.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,030 $11.88 $14.10 $29,320 7.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $7.29 $7.61 $15,840 5.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (6) $8.74 $8.77 $18,250 2.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $12.80 $13.19 $27,440 12.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 390 $12.24 $12.38 $25,750 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 $7.79 $7.96 $16,550 6.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,070 $8.48 $9.69 $20,150 3.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 70 $8.47 $8.74 $18,180 2.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,380 $6.98 $7.43 $15,460 4.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $10.30 $10.22 $21,260 2.2 %

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area 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) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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