Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama. 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 Auburn-Opelika, AL 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 43,630 $10.67 $14.04 $29,190 3.5 %
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 2,550 $24.38 $28.41 $59,090 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $44.74 $49.49 $102,940 7.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 890 $22.79 $27.58 $57,360 3.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $23.17 $26.52 $55,170 7.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $15.52 $17.39 $36,180 9.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $31.41 $32.90 $68,430 3.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 40 $28.27 $29.74 $61,850 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $31.05 $31.31 $65,120 4.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $23.97 $25.34 $52,700 2.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $59,360 1.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $14.62 $16.17 $33,640 3.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers (6) $29.20 $28.77 $59,830 3.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $11.82 $13.24 $27,530 12.4 %
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 700 $18.34 $19.58 $40,730 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 30 $17.52 $18.64 $38,760 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $20.54 $21.48 $44,680 9.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $12.78 $13.83 $28,760 5.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 170 $16.43 $17.18 $35,730 6.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 40 $25.16 $26.22 $54,540 11.7 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $19.78 $20.78 $43,220 6.2 %
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 510 $21.31 $20.57 $42,780 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $21.23 $22.46 $46,710 4.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $25.84 $25.74 $53,550 6.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (6) $19.81 $19.22 $39,970 4.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $10.19 $10.94 $22,760 6.5 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $20.38 $20.33 $42,280 4.2 %
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 460 $14.98 $15.85 $32,970 2.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 $13.05 $13.71 $28,530 3.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $13.16 $15.05 $31,310 5.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 80 $11.20 $11.91 $24,770 9.6 %
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 60 $19.49 $29.93 $62,250 18.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers (6) $36.95 $47.12 $98,010 15.9 %
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) (6) (6) (6) (6)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 310 $7.48 $7.74 $16,110 3.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $36,160 5.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 330 (4) (4) $37,450 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 190 (4) (4) $39,650 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 240 (4) (4) $39,550 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $38,170 4.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 460 (4) (4) $15,610 3.8 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (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 2,180 $17.93 $22.30 $46,380 4.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 70 $37.09 $34.57 $71,900 2.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (5) $96.02 $199,730 6.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (6) $22.07 $22.54 $46,890 1.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $32.20 $31.17 $64,830 2.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (6) $20.96 $21.88 $45,500 3.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $11.85 $12.04 $25,040 2.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $13.20 $14.01 $29,140 20.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (6) $16.75 $17.81 $37,040 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 70 $7.88 $8.15 $16,960 3.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 430 $10.83 $10.93 $22,740 5.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $8.78 $9.43 $19,610 3.0 %
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 910 $8.17 $8.71 $18,110 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 180 $7.34 $7.38 $15,350 2.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 40 $10.99 $10.45 $21,730 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (6) $8.57 $9.15 $19,030 3.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $11.76 $11.75 $24,440 2.1 %
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 880 $10.76 $11.34 $23,590 9.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 230 $14.59 $14.93 $31,040 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 370 $6.70 $7.01 $14,590 5.7 %
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 3,980 $6.78 $7.34 $15,270 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $10.11 $10.51 $21,860 6.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 180 $10.14 $10.07 $20,950 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 320 $7.01 $7.60 $15,810 7.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $6.72 $7.33 $15,240 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 310 $7.85 $8.22 $17,090 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $6.42 $6.68 $13,890 5.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 190 $6.84 $7.20 $14,970 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 $7.51 $7.37 $15,340 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 580 $6.60 $6.61 $13,750 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) $6.48 $6.45 $13,410 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,070 $6.54 $7.31 $15,200 8.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $7.59 $7.70 $16,010 5.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $7.22 $7.47 $15,540 5.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 150 $6.56 $6.61 $13,750 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $7.13 $6.98 $14,520 3.7 %
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 1,560 $7.68 $8.39 $17,450 2.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 670 $7.59 $7.97 $16,580 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 350 $6.71 $6.95 $14,460 3.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 320 $8.08 $8.45 $17,580 3.0 %
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 870 $6.88 $8.28 $17,220 5.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $7.31 $8.74 $18,180 7.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 160 $6.41 $6.81 $14,170 4.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 70 $11.48 $10.84 $22,550 6.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $11.10 $10.63 $22,100 5.2 %
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 4,770 $7.36 $9.93 $20,660 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 440 $11.66 $13.78 $28,660 3.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,540 $6.66 $6.80 $14,140 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 120 $7.09 $8.63 $17,950 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 80 $8.08 $9.15 $19,030 5.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,890 $7.25 $8.53 $17,740 2.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $18.24 $20.30 $42,230 8.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 310 $18.10 $21.05 $43,780 4.3 %
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 7,260 $9.88 $10.79 $22,440 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $13.42 $14.92 $31,030 3.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (6) $8.46 $8.45 $17,570 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 $11.15 $11.81 $24,560 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 100 $11.24 $11.42 $23,760 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 390 $11.87 $12.10 $25,170 2.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 120 $8.33 $8.47 $17,610 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives (6) $9.68 $9.98 $20,770 3.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $8.06 $8.46 $17,600 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 90 $6.45 $6.55 $13,620 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (6) $10.06 $11.30 $23,510 10.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $11.79 $11.63 $24,200 4.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $9.82 $10.34 $21,510 7.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $7.67 $8.64 $17,980 6.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $13.55 $13.59 $28,260 4.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 $7.98 $8.13 $16,910 2.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $11.86 $11.71 $24,360 3.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $9.94 $12.49 $25,990 15.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $13.26 $15.72 $32,700 4.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $13.00 $14.17 $29,480 5.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 $9.16 $9.90 $20,580 3.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 610 $8.40 $8.90 $18,510 2.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 160 $8.84 $9.26 $19,260 4.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 230 $8.15 $8.38 $17,440 2.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (6) $12.04 $12.77 $26,570 9.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 720 $8.41 $8.75 $18,190 2.4 %
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 40 $9.53 $10.53 $21,900 7.1 %
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 2,190 $10.91 $12.09 $25,140 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $18.29 $19.29 $40,130 4.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 270 $11.88 $12.41 $25,820 2.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 30 $14.41 $14.13 $29,390 4.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 630 $8.93 $9.22 $19,170 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 $11.23 $12.61 $26,230 4.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $9.76 $10.47 $21,780 2.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $14.55 $15.51 $32,260 5.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $10.91 $11.11 $23,120 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $14.20 $14.12 $29,370 3.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $13.86 $13.77 $28,640 2.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 50 $8.32 $8.46 $17,600 4.6 %
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 1,850 $13.63 $14.63 $30,420 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $19.71 $20.91 $43,480 3.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $15.15 $14.53 $30,230 8.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $12.62 $13.39 $27,860 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 40 $12.52 $13.52 $28,120 5.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $15.72 $15.95 $33,170 4.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $8.33 $8.52 $17,730 4.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 300 $13.18 $13.65 $28,390 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 470 $12.39 $13.44 $27,960 4.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $18.84 $17.97 $37,390 10.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $10.68 $11.94 $24,840 7.8 %
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 3,990 $11.17 $12.93 $26,890 8.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 200 $20.62 $20.99 $43,660 6.4 %
51-3011 Bakers (6) $9.08 $9.08 $18,880 4.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $6.86 $9.24 $19,220 23.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $13.40 $13.18 $27,410 8.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 $12.78 $12.91 $26,840 3.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $10.56 $11.54 $24,000 3.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $6.66 $7.09 $14,750 4.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $7.96 $8.79 $18,290 9.4 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $10.10 $12.25 $25,480 19.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 100 $8.03 $8.19 $17,040 6.2 %
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 2,850 $9.63 $11.21 $23,310 5.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $14.86 $16.59 $34,510 6.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 170 $6.41 $6.28 $13,070 3.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $9.30 $9.74 $20,250 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 410 $11.69 $13.50 $28,080 6.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 310 $10.15 $11.83 $24,600 9.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 720 $8.67 $9.04 $18,810 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 270 $7.00 $7.34 $15,280 2.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $10.15 $10.70 $22,260 8.0 %

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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Last Modified Date: December 8, 2003

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