Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bakersfield, CA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Bakersfield, CA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in California. 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 Bakersfield, CA 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 228,950 $12.48 $16.26 $33,820 2.7 %
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 8,600 $31.01 $35.64 $74,140 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 540 $59.25 $65.60 $136,450 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,900 $32.11 $37.28 $77,540 1.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 $17.88 $20.76 $43,180 15.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $27.83 $31.32 $65,150 7.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 160 $34.47 $38.44 $79,950 4.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 330 $33.84 $39.58 $82,330 8.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $29.37 $33.42 $69,510 8.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 370 $26.59 $27.90 $58,040 4.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 $36.81 $38.11 $79,260 3.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 550 $29.02 $33.93 $70,580 2.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 180 $28.73 $31.20 $64,900 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $38.28 $40.57 $84,390 3.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 110 $27.52 $32.38 $67,340 7.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $29.81 $31.97 $66,500 4.4 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 60 $23.42 $27.14 $56,450 10.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $31.60 $35.36 $73,550 3.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $15.83 $18.31 $38,070 5.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $82,120 2.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (6) $48.03 $44.13 $91,780 4.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 230 $44.58 $47.97 $99,780 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 400 $16.19 $17.28 $35,950 3.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $30.68 $32.62 $67,860 6.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 70 $25.50 $31.74 $66,020 14.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 400 $11.56 $15.28 $31,780 7.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 150 $22.09 $22.72 $47,260 5.7 %
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 6,660 $24.27 $25.83 $53,720 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $13.45 $15.67 $32,580 5.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 330 $27.51 $27.67 $57,560 4.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 230 $27.82 $28.61 $59,520 5.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 270 $20.75 $22.42 $46,620 4.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $19.71 $20.56 $42,760 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 $19.32 $19.69 $40,960 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $17.56 $19.77 $41,120 4.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 500 $31.53 $34.75 $72,270 9.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 870 $23.73 $25.86 $53,780 2.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $23.51 $24.61 $51,200 8.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 140 $27.01 $27.14 $56,450 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $26.03 $28.26 $58,780 8.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $29.31 $29.81 $62,010 2.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $19.46 $22.60 $47,020 5.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $27.25 $26.54 $55,210 1.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $16.78 $17.03 $35,410 4.9 %
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 2,540 $29.27 $29.71 $61,800 3.7 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 200 $36.75 $35.20 $73,220 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 360 $34.43 $32.19 $66,950 4.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 330 $30.77 $32.14 $66,850 3.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 $29.21 $30.24 $62,900 12.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 430 $17.99 $19.24 $40,020 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 390 $32.51 $31.88 $66,300 2.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $26.43 $28.73 $59,760 7.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 $25.77 $26.80 $55,730 2.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $30.49 $31.26 $65,020 3.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 110 $39.04 $38.59 $80,260 2.1 %
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 5,160 $32.13 $32.31 $67,200 3.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 140 $24.50 $25.63 $53,310 6.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $22.22 $22.74 $47,290 5.0 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 520 $37.44 $37.05 $77,060 1.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 50 $32.09 $32.22 $67,020 1.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 290 $32.66 $32.81 $68,240 2.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 110 $34.83 $34.97 $72,740 2.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 660 $38.57 $38.63 $80,340 2.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 130 $35.63 $36.20 $75,290 4.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $31.69 $30.62 $63,700 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $31.42 $31.29 $65,070 4.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 30 $29.92 $30.70 $63,860 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 400 $37.02 $36.33 $75,580 1.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 200 $19.32 $18.91 $39,340 11.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $20.39 $22.03 $45,820 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $21.90 $22.35 $46,490 5.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 750 $28.36 $27.32 $56,830 4.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 60 $19.22 $20.44 $42,510 4.7 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 90 $17.18 $17.02 $35,410 3.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $21.50 $27.76 $57,740 7.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $26.14 $26.00 $54,070 2.2 %
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 1,760 $26.39 $28.24 $58,730 4.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 150 $27.75 $31.08 $64,650 13.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 150 $31.76 $31.85 $66,250 1.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 170 $40.23 $42.32 $88,010 5.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $19.13 $21.73 $45,190 8.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 160 $11.69 $12.66 $26,320 4.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $15.53 $16.21 $33,730 8.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 100 $12.13 $12.90 $26,830 2.1 %
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 3,440 $20.03 $20.51 $42,660 5.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 360 $25.90 $25.03 $52,070 3.1 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 60 $21.34 $23.19 $48,230 5.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 100 $21.29 $22.59 $46,990 15.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (6) $20.68 $19.79 $41,170 6.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $14.62 $15.81 $32,890 6.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $20.88 $20.98 $43,630 2.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $18.83 $17.61 $36,640 11.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 110 $15.14 $16.80 $34,950 7.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (6) $27.32 $26.70 $55,540 7.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 450 $11.62 $14.51 $30,170 12.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $20.01 $19.30 $40,150 7.1 %
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 1,110 $28.01 $34.98 $72,750 6.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 480 $44.27 $50.69 $105,430 9.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $19.49 $20.06 $41,730 4.5 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (6) $25.64 $27.97 $58,170 2.4 %
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 18,680 $21.83 $22.26 $46,290 4.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 270 $23.34 $23.53 $48,950 2.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 400 $8.92 $10.33 $21,490 4.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 670 (4) (4) $49,000 4.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 4,570 (4) (4) $48,200 2.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,500 (4) (4) $47,420 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 630 (4) (4) $52,920 2.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (6) (4) (4) $53,210 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 380 (4) (4) $53,560 4.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 180 (4) (4) $46,170 4.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $51,770 1.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $23.61 $22.47 $46,730 6.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 280 $12.53 $12.99 $27,030 3.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 360 $28.15 $25.79 $53,640 6.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 3,250 (4) (4) $22,690 1.5 %
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 1,540 $15.06 $18.00 $37,430 5.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $9.83 $9.80 $20,390 4.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $14.21 $16.35 $34,010 7.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 100 (4) (4) $47,830 5.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $25,700 10.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 90 $10.44 $12.75 $26,530 3.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 120 $14.19 $22.36 $46,510 17.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $22.18 $22.20 $46,170 6.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $30.04 $30.28 $62,980 4.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 120 $12.50 $16.31 $33,910 9.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $11.81 $12.78 $26,580 8.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 90 $27.27 $23.98 $49,880 11.5 %
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 8,900 $24.51 $27.44 $57,070 3.2 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 60 $40.46 $38.73 $80,550 8.6 %
29-1020 Dentists 100 $50.18 $53.08 $110,400 14.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (6) $21.78 $23.37 $48,600 5.3 %
29-1041 Optometrists (6) $47.64 $44.08 $91,690 7.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $42.87 $42.19 $87,750 1.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 (5) $78.47 $163,230 6.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $88.51 $184,100 13.1 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) $66.61 $68.73 $142,950 5.2 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 40 $61.51 $66.50 $138,310 11.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 70 $65.25 $70.38 $146,390 7.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $33.61 $34.06 $70,850 4.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,090 $28.57 $28.12 $58,490 2.3 %
29-1121 Audiologists (6) $28.63 $28.68 $59,660 7.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (6) $26.26 $25.37 $52,770 4.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $28.60 $31.70 $65,930 6.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 180 $19.66 $20.27 $42,160 5.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 210 $28.32 $27.64 $57,480 3.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $35.22 $38.69 $80,460 6.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 200 $25.16 $25.02 $52,040 3.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 350 $13.10 $14.77 $30,730 3.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $21.25 $21.25 $44,200 5.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $23.75 $20.91 $43,500 18.3 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $26.22 $26.06 $54,210 3.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 410 $16.69 $17.91 $37,250 7.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 270 $14.49 $15.03 $31,260 3.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 150 $16.30 $16.55 $34,420 2.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.90 $11.83 $24,610 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 660 $16.94 $17.17 $35,720 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 360 $10.26 $11.86 $24,680 3.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 120 $11.35 $14.98 $31,170 12.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 $25.03 $24.58 $51,120 4.2 %
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 5,830 $9.77 $10.67 $22,190 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,070 $7.86 $8.35 $17,370 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,000 $9.37 $9.41 $19,560 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $19.83 $19.74 $41,060 2.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $8.94 $8.99 $18,700 3.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $12.22 $13.51 $28,090 10.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,430 $10.90 $12.17 $25,320 5.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $10.38 $11.42 $23,760 6.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 150 $15.23 $14.88 $30,950 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 140 $10.99 $11.19 $23,280 5.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $8.54 $9.55 $19,870 4.9 %
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 7,540 $21.79 $20.01 $41,630 8.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 390 $31.03 $30.57 $63,590 4.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (6) $32.75 $33.34 $69,340 2.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $24.44 $25.58 $53,200 2.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 350 $18.68 $18.57 $38,640 2.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 2,710 $23.95 $23.13 $48,110 3.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (6) $29.24 $29.87 $62,140 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,070 $27.10 $25.86 $53,790 3.9 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 50 $11.32 $12.04 $25,030 7.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $20.69 $20.61 $42,870 3.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,520 $7.81 $9.05 $18,820 4.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 260 $8.10 $8.31 $17,280 4.0 %
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 16,140 $7.68 $8.51 $17,710 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $13.63 $14.35 $29,840 2.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,240 $10.76 $11.49 $23,900 2.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,000 $7.26 $7.47 $15,540 2.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 940 $11.23 $11.83 $24,610 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,120 $9.02 $9.06 $18,840 4.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 430 $7.86 $8.06 $16,770 2.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,030 $8.82 $9.28 $19,310 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 370 $7.73 $8.07 $16,790 2.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,080 $7.43 $7.70 $16,020 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,370 $7.05 $7.93 $16,490 6.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,520 $7.34 $7.85 $16,330 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $8.39 $9.70 $20,180 6.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 610 $7.18 $7.62 $15,840 1.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 730 $7.40 $7.61 $15,830 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 480 $7.25 $7.44 $15,480 1.7 %
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 6,420 $8.69 $10.57 $21,980 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 450 $16.55 $16.89 $35,120 4.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $16.38 $18.22 $37,900 7.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,800 $8.63 $9.94 $20,670 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 950 $7.16 $7.70 $16,020 1.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 150 $11.09 $11.92 $24,790 5.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,670 $8.66 $10.60 $22,040 5.1 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (6) $8.78 $10.67 $22,200 12.8 %
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 3,040 $8.24 $9.60 $19,970 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 170 $11.80 $13.47 $28,010 5.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $7.47 $7.87 $16,370 3.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 340 $7.44 $8.20 $17,050 2.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (6) $9.48 $9.44 $19,640 5.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $9.15 $9.78 $20,350 2.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 550 $8.89 $9.21 $19,160 2.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 500 $8.16 $8.39 $17,450 3.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 540 $7.44 $8.46 $17,590 4.1 %
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 19,620 $9.26 $13.29 $27,650 2.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,890 $14.75 $16.62 $34,560 2.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 330 $26.20 $30.28 $62,980 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,490 $7.45 $9.07 $18,870 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 860 $8.46 $9.64 $20,040 3.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 590 $10.74 $11.90 $24,740 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,450 $8.25 $10.45 $21,740 2.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $15.16 $17.73 $36,870 10.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $24.06 $26.80 $55,750 5.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 $16.79 $25.53 $53,100 11.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 90 $9.72 $11.69 $24,320 4.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 180 $24.12 $26.93 $56,010 9.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,710 $23.54 $25.01 $52,020 3.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $10.63 $12.94 $26,910 13.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 100 $9.08 $14.08 $29,280 12.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $36.91 $42.64 $88,680 7.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 270 $8.47 $9.26 $19,260 5.6 %
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 34,850 $12.46 $13.66 $28,410 2.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,050 $19.55 $20.89 $43,450 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 270 $9.92 $10.18 $21,170 1.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 780 $10.38 $11.40 $23,710 6.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 970 $11.47 $12.28 $25,540 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,150 $12.68 $13.19 $27,440 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 380 $13.85 $14.07 $29,260 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 120 $16.62 $16.10 $33,490 3.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 990 $9.87 $10.12 $21,060 1.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $11.54 $12.17 $25,300 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,990 $11.60 $13.60 $28,290 5.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 640 $10.02 $10.64 $22,130 4.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $7.61 $7.81 $16,230 2.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 190 $12.72 $15.31 $31,850 15.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $12.47 $12.30 $25,580 2.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 $13.22 $13.96 $29,040 4.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $11.08 $11.76 $24,470 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 430 $10.69 $11.72 $24,390 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 320 $16.34 $16.69 $34,720 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,990 $9.85 $10.27 $21,360 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $8.94 $11.29 $23,480 10.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (6) $8.04 $8.46 $17,590 3.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 160 $14.23 $13.82 $28,740 18.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 300 $15.03 $16.05 $33,390 3.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $20.23 $19.36 $40,270 4.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $18.27 $18.85 $39,210 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,120 $10.28 $11.19 $23,280 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,180 $9.08 $10.46 $21,760 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $11.57 $12.99 $27,030 7.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,880 $16.20 $16.29 $33,880 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 330 $16.75 $16.96 $35,290 4.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 510 $11.30 $12.32 $25,620 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,100 $13.28 $13.38 $27,820 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 $14.95 $17.11 $35,590 3.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 290 $11.11 $11.66 $24,240 1.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (6) $13.76 $13.74 $28,570 2.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 130 $9.90 $10.73 $22,310 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,730 $10.77 $11.27 $23,440 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 $11.12 $12.11 $25,190 3.3 %
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 25,070 $7.14 $7.58 $15,780 1.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 400 $11.40 $14.66 $30,500 6.7 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 $18.51 $18.85 $39,210 4.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 2,720 $7.14 $7.45 $15,500 2.8 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 1,250 $7.63 $8.61 $17,900 3.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 18,430 $7.11 $7.34 $15,270 1.1 %
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 13,740 $16.44 $17.46 $36,330 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 920 $25.91 $27.28 $56,740 3.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $19.87 $19.49 $40,530 5.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,420 $17.06 $18.10 $37,650 5.1 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 160 $17.61 $16.30 $33,900 4.2 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 40 $15.49 $15.33 $31,880 3.0 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (6) $16.07 $15.86 $32,990 11.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 640 $15.99 $15.94 $33,160 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,760 $10.84 $11.64 $24,220 3.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $17.34 $19.15 $39,820 7.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,140 $20.46 $20.83 $43,320 4.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 390 $16.56 $16.75 $34,850 4.2 %
47-2082 Tapers 150 $15.90 $17.22 $35,820 6.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,230 $19.19 $19.96 $41,510 4.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (6) $11.73 $13.29 $27,640 6.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 330 $13.38 $14.64 $30,460 3.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $12.97 $14.58 $30,320 6.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 880 $18.08 $18.06 $37,560 3.5 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 260 $18.41 $17.58 $36,570 2.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 230 $12.49 $13.28 $27,630 5.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 360 $20.24 $22.02 $45,800 7.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 110 $14.82 $15.30 $31,820 4.4 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $12.32 $12.20 $25,380 2.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $8.67 $9.15 $19,040 5.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 100 $11.05 $11.60 $24,120 4.2 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 110 $9.43 $10.45 $21,740 7.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 310 $11.46 $12.03 $25,020 3.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 170 $22.86 $21.75 $45,240 15.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (6) $15.54 $16.99 $35,340 8.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $16.37 $16.42 $34,160 2.7 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 120 $17.51 $16.65 $34,640 3.9 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 450 $21.10 $21.31 $44,320 1.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 430 $18.76 $19.32 $40,190 7.1 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (6) $10.98 $12.27 $25,530 7.2 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers (6) $14.40 $15.19 $31,590 6.5 %
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 9,880 $15.97 $17.03 $35,410 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 840 $24.10 $25.22 $52,460 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $14.52 $14.80 $30,790 4.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 240 $22.85 $22.25 $46,280 4.0 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 120 $20.37 $20.86 $43,390 4.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 50 $16.70 $17.53 $36,460 3.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 180 $22.67 $21.94 $45,640 5.2 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $11.98 $12.65 $26,310 6.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 560 $20.82 $20.59 $42,830 3.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 300 $15.72 $16.04 $33,360 4.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,310 $14.77 $15.45 $32,140 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 740 $16.32 $16.39 $34,080 3.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 250 $13.36 $13.13 $27,310 5.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 310 $18.98 $19.67 $40,920 4.6 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 40 $13.26 $12.91 $26,850 2.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $11.86 $11.18 $23,250 7.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 90 $21.45 $21.02 $43,710 3.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $20.04 $19.89 $41,360 2.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $15.46 $17.40 $36,190 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 $22.19 $21.30 $44,310 7.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,160 $12.91 $13.49 $28,070 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $19.58 $18.74 $38,980 7.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 70 $15.62 $16.85 $35,050 11.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (6) $11.31 $12.97 $26,980 6.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $12.74 $12.37 $25,730 6.9 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 50 $13.58 $14.37 $29,880 6.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 390 $8.90 $10.03 $20,860 5.3 %
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 10,020 $11.27 $14.17 $29,470 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 860 $22.50 $23.75 $49,410 2.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $9.61 $9.75 $20,270 4.0 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 40 $14.55 $13.19 $27,440 10.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $19.69 $20.54 $42,710 7.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,040 $9.46 $9.97 $20,740 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 270 $11.60 $11.39 $23,690 4.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 300 $10.78 $12.55 $26,100 3.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 90 $8.98 $10.50 $21,830 6.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (6) $11.49 $11.70 $24,340 4.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $8.98 $10.30 $21,430 4.8 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.19 $12.44 $25,870 2.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $9.80 $10.66 $22,170 5.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.29 $10.02 $20,840 2.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 370 $15.72 $16.56 $34,450 4.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $8.80 $9.32 $19,390 5.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 550 $16.09 $17.87 $37,180 5.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.51 $14.28 $29,710 2.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $8.20 $9.45 $19,660 13.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $9.80 $11.43 $23,770 6.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 $11.15 $12.97 $26,990 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $7.91 $8.29 $17,250 2.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 140 $7.93 $7.95 $16,540 2.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 $8.39 $9.33 $19,410 6.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $11.15 $12.00 $24,960 2.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 140 $25.45 $24.26 $50,470 5.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 90 $28.20 $25.31 $52,640 9.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $20.79 $20.85 $43,370 5.0 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 460 $24.61 $24.07 $50,070 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $8.20 $11.19 $23,280 9.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 $9.40 $10.14 $21,090 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.08 $11.55 $24,030 5.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (6) $10.18 $12.83 $26,690 13.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 480 $10.51 $14.13 $29,400 10.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $8.71 $10.18 $21,180 4.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 420 $9.23 $11.55 $24,030 8.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.33 $10.65 $22,150 2.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 80 $13.40 $14.08 $29,290 8.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $8.95 $10.37 $21,560 7.9 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders (6) $13.47 $13.66 $28,410 8.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (6) $7.51 $8.26 $17,170 4.4 %
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 18,420 $11.21 $12.37 $25,720 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $20.85 $20.79 $43,250 3.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 380 $20.94 $21.50 $44,720 2.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (6) (4) (4) $50,650 5.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 310 $10.37 $11.29 $23,480 5.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,190 $14.18 $13.94 $28,990 4.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 920 $7.45 $8.94 $18,590 5.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,640 $16.31 $16.27 $33,830 2.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,550 $10.88 $11.70 $24,330 3.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (6) $9.24 $9.15 $19,020 3.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 330 $7.99 $8.24 $17,140 2.6 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors (6) $20.49 $20.17 $41,960 9.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $10.36 $11.38 $23,680 7.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $17.12 $19.32 $40,190 5.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $16.60 $16.95 $35,250 4.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,260 $10.61 $11.54 $24,010 4.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,260 $7.41 $7.99 $16,630 2.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,160 $9.43 $10.51 $21,850 3.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 220 $8.46 $9.08 $18,880 5.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,950 $7.65 $8.40 $17,470 3.3 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 30 $15.08 $14.58 $30,330 5.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 250 $13.63 $13.39 $27,850 4.2 %

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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