Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bellingham, WA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Bellingham, WA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington. 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 Bellingham, WA 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 66,740 $13.58 $16.23 $33,750 1.7 %
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 2,100 $33.18 $37.66 $78,330 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $68.95 $72.25 $150,280 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 580 $37.55 $43.85 $91,210 2.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 $36.40 $38.61 $80,300 9.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $28.23 $31.70 $65,940 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $34.25 $41.79 $86,920 8.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $27.13 $31.25 $65,000 6.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $35.32 $37.09 $77,140 4.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 170 $28.46 $31.83 $66,200 3.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 50 $29.07 $31.62 $65,770 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $35.85 $35.86 $74,590 4.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $24.12 $25.21 $52,450 3.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $26.58 $30.21 $62,840 6.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $29.70 $34.45 $71,660 5.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $44.33 $44.12 $91,770 3.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 30 $22.96 $24.03 $49,980 3.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $30.46 $33.40 $69,470 3.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $18.47 $21.08 $43,840 7.5 %
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 2,240 $22.21 $24.13 $50,190 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $15.12 $16.92 $35,200 3.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $21.56 $20.98 $43,640 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 340 $20.78 $19.98 $41,560 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $25.11 $26.82 $55,790 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $18.96 $19.02 $39,560 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $20.80 $21.25 $44,200 2.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $21.32 $25.62 $53,290 6.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 480 $23.02 $25.06 $52,120 3.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 80 $26.58 $28.65 $59,590 4.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $23.71 $23.58 $49,050 2.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $12.37 $11.94 $24,830 7.7 %
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 580 $22.98 $24.83 $51,640 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $31.73 $30.71 $63,870 9.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $25.07 $27.33 $56,850 9.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 $20.38 $20.62 $42,890 1.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 $23.27 $23.22 $48,290 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $22.70 $23.81 $49,530 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $23.27 $23.92 $49,740 3.7 %
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 1,100 $25.75 $26.59 $55,300 2.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $23.67 $26.00 $54,070 5.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $38.43 $38.16 $79,360 1.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $27.78 $28.81 $59,930 1.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (6) $34.14 $34.93 $72,650 2.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $30.10 $29.36 $61,080 4.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 120 $32.12 $31.90 $66,350 1.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $17.93 $19.72 $41,030 6.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $19.02 $19.54 $40,650 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $23.32 $23.76 $49,410 13.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $13.89 $14.21 $29,550 4.3 %
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 440 $20.40 $21.66 $45,040 2.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $24.62 $26.16 $54,420 6.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $22.80 $23.71 $49,320 2.5 %
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 1,050 $16.38 $17.32 $36,030 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (6) $14.84 $15.06 $31,320 2.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $25.58 $25.03 $52,060 6.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $16.32 $17.92 $37,280 18.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $11.56 $13.83 $28,760 6.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $12.63 $13.63 $28,340 5.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $20.39 $20.39 $42,410 3.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 150 $18.60 $19.38 $40,320 1.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $20.27 $20.34 $42,310 3.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $20.61 $20.71 $43,070 2.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $10.92 $11.79 $24,520 2.9 %
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 390 $20.45 $24.08 $50,090 3.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $31.17 $34.77 $72,330 5.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 $17.13 $17.18 $35,740 5.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $18.27 $17.95 $37,330 5.3 %
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 5,190 $16.63 $17.98 $37,400 3.7 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $46,670 14.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $9.15 $10.36 $21,540 3.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $43,540 2.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $39,510 2.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 120 $14.80 $15.91 $33,090 3.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 110 $11.48 $13.14 $27,330 4.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $24.42 $24.38 $50,700 2.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $14.25 $13.97 $29,060 4.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $20.39 $21.16 $44,010 2.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 960 (4) (4) $22,660 2.5 %
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 950 $14.96 $16.38 $34,070 3.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $9.95 $10.24 $21,300 2.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $13.07 $13.50 $28,070 5.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $18.54 $19.75 $41,070 3.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 160 (4) (4) $26,400 5.9 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $16.88 $19.98 $41,550 15.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 180 $16.36 $18.39 $38,250 4.9 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $19.23 $19.45 $40,450 4.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $15.95 $17.08 $35,530 13.9 %
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 2,680 $21.43 $25.91 $53,900 5.1 %
29-1020 Dentists 30 (5) $83.36 $173,380 9.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $36.92 $35.97 $74,810 3.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $27.63 $29.17 $60,680 12.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 910 $21.46 $21.71 $45,150 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $25.85 $25.92 $53,900 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $25.39 $25.20 $52,420 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $36.90 $36.01 $74,900 12.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (6) $13.72 $14.29 $29,730 3.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $38.37 $37.12 $77,210 3.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 $21.95 $22.15 $46,070 3.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 70 $14.05 $14.03 $29,180 4.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $14.77 $14.88 $30,940 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.66 $11.79 $24,520 4.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $18.69 $19.55 $40,670 1.7 %
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 1,610 $10.23 $11.12 $23,120 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 330 $8.30 $8.42 $17,510 2.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 510 $9.61 $9.90 $20,580 2.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.97 $10.29 $21,400 3.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $15.36 $14.77 $30,720 7.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 160 $11.65 $11.52 $23,960 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $14.36 $14.57 $30,310 2.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $9.20 $9.14 $19,010 7.7 %
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 1,520 $20.33 $19.55 $40,660 5.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $32.96 $33.05 $68,740 2.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 290 $20.36 $19.17 $39,860 12.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $30.51 $28.56 $59,400 2.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 380 $24.31 $24.23 $50,390 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 350 $8.63 $10.54 $21,910 7.3 %
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 6,110 $8.00 $8.96 $18,630 2.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $14.21 $15.61 $32,460 3.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 390 $13.22 $14.31 $29,770 4.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (6) $9.14 $8.96 $18,630 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $10.12 $10.05 $20,900 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $9.36 $9.44 $19,630 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $7.45 $8.13 $16,920 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 240 $8.99 $9.39 $19,540 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $8.20 $8.38 $17,430 2.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 860 $7.59 $8.13 $16,900 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 490 $7.17 $7.82 $16,260 4.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,760 $7.40 $8.84 $18,380 7.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $8.07 $8.45 $17,570 7.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $7.87 $8.15 $16,950 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $7.11 $7.44 $15,480 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $7.10 $7.28 $15,140 2.7 %
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 2,140 $10.22 $11.07 $23,020 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $14.11 $14.11 $29,360 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $20.21 $22.40 $46,600 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,090 $10.66 $10.84 $22,550 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 370 $7.77 $8.01 $16,670 1.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 420 $10.91 $11.81 $24,560 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 2,050 $8.43 $10.03 $20,860 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $16.80 $17.59 $36,590 2.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.00 $8.29 $17,250 3.0 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 60 $7.76 $8.61 $17,900 4.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 240 $7.88 $8.25 $17,160 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $10.18 $10.43 $21,690 3.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 250 $8.25 $8.46 $17,610 2.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 200 $8.54 $8.88 $18,470 3.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $10.28 $11.59 $24,110 15.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 360 $8.40 $8.71 $18,110 2.9 %
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 7,270 $10.36 $13.55 $28,190 2.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 560 $17.27 $19.03 $39,590 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $26.27 $30.34 $63,110 4.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,490 $8.28 $9.24 $19,210 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $8.84 $10.38 $21,590 5.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $16.07 $16.85 $35,040 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,180 $9.87 $11.82 $24,580 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $17.47 $20.63 $42,920 8.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $16.85 $24.55 $51,050 15.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $17.94 $27.39 $56,960 18.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $11.27 $11.84 $24,620 6.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 170 $25.20 $28.89 $60,090 4.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 500 $18.10 $20.35 $42,320 3.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $16.19 $17.20 $35,780 5.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 60 $7.27 $9.51 $19,770 9.5 %
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 10,790 $12.56 $13.36 $27,790 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 590 $19.72 $20.10 $41,800 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $9.27 $9.98 $20,760 3.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $11.94 $12.22 $25,420 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 350 $13.01 $13.20 $27,460 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,400 $13.22 $13.85 $28,800 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $14.44 $15.02 $31,250 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.61 $13.39 $27,850 5.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 450 $10.33 $10.42 $21,670 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 500 $13.06 $13.31 $27,690 2.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $18.26 $17.94 $37,310 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $9.42 $10.30 $21,420 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $7.73 $7.98 $16,600 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (6) $12.97 $12.75 $26,520 6.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $12.04 $13.11 $27,270 3.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $12.69 $12.73 $26,490 2.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $11.25 $11.53 $23,970 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $13.99 $13.89 $28,890 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 620 $10.50 $10.69 $22,230 1.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 130 $11.15 $11.46 $23,840 3.7 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (6) $13.69 $23.87 $49,660 15.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $15.47 $15.10 $31,410 4.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $15.75 $16.26 $33,810 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 460 $11.36 $12.25 $25,480 1.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 550 $9.68 $10.80 $22,460 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $14.02 $14.37 $29,890 4.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 370 $16.64 $17.19 $35,760 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $10.97 $12.70 $26,420 4.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 330 $14.63 $14.09 $29,310 6.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 760 $13.04 $13.39 $27,860 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $15.19 $15.24 $31,700 4.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $11.13 $11.11 $23,100 3.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $12.80 $12.79 $26,610 2.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $10.37 $10.50 $21,830 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,320 $11.21 $11.47 $23,860 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 130 $10.83 $11.68 $24,300 3.5 %
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 360 $15.07 $15.08 $31,360 3.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 60 $10.85 $11.03 $22,940 8.7 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 40 $8.91 $9.97 $20,740 9.2 %
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 4,860 $19.99 $20.30 $42,220 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 360 $27.35 $28.21 $58,670 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 860 $18.31 $19.53 $40,630 2.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $14.77 $16.83 $35,000 8.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 460 $18.80 $19.28 $40,100 5.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $21.79 $22.22 $46,210 3.0 %
47-2082 Tapers 90 $26.52 $26.75 $55,630 8.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 370 $24.53 $23.50 $48,880 4.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers 60 $16.18 $17.43 $36,260 8.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 30 $18.33 $19.51 $40,570 6.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $13.57 $16.39 $34,090 10.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 590 $24.67 $23.98 $49,890 3.2 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (6) $13.83 $13.81 $28,730 16.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 150 $13.55 $14.75 $30,690 7.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $20.34 $21.00 $43,680 7.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 100 $10.07 $10.57 $21,990 4.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $16.29 $16.00 $33,280 4.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $13.23 $14.67 $30,510 3.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $22.06 $21.43 $44,570 2.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $18.45 $17.80 $37,030 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 2,840 $17.38 $17.58 $36,570 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $25.59 $26.86 $55,880 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $14.90 $15.20 $31,610 9.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $14.11 $14.65 $30,470 9.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $19.26 $16.95 $35,260 15.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 380 $18.22 $17.88 $37,190 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $18.93 $19.14 $39,810 2.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $16.13 $16.06 $33,410 6.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $18.11 $18.53 $38,540 2.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $10.23 $10.84 $22,540 6.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $24.83 $23.20 $48,260 4.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $17.97 $17.36 $36,120 6.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $22.95 $22.75 $47,320 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 660 $15.65 $15.66 $32,570 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $19.56 $19.16 $39,850 5.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 160 $11.55 $13.32 $27,710 7.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $9.89 $10.18 $21,180 3.4 %
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 5,830 $12.89 $14.45 $30,050 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 390 $20.91 $22.32 $46,430 2.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 $9.29 $10.02 $20,840 5.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $18.60 $18.58 $38,640 2.1 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 30 $14.79 $14.03 $29,190 9.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 390 $10.59 $11.18 $23,250 1.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 310 $10.50 $10.75 $22,350 2.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $16.80 $16.18 $33,650 4.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 280 $8.24 $9.01 $18,750 5.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $11.93 $12.71 $26,440 2.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 230 $17.62 $16.20 $33,690 7.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.54 $10.95 $22,780 2.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $10.94 $12.01 $24,970 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 290 $15.65 $15.71 $32,670 3.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $17.25 $16.81 $34,960 2.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 190 $8.46 $8.89 $18,500 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $9.43 $9.29 $19,320 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $9.76 $9.96 $20,710 3.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $12.31 $12.64 $26,300 2.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $12.48 $13.41 $27,890 6.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 150 $12.81 $13.80 $28,710 2.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $21.63 $22.96 $47,770 3.5 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (6) $22.54 $22.12 $46,020 4.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $18.03 $15.99 $33,260 6.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $11.96 $12.96 $26,950 4.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $14.91 $15.84 $32,950 3.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 190 $9.99 $10.65 $22,150 2.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $19.51 $19.31 $40,170 7.1 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 30 $13.10 $12.99 $27,010 4.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 260 $9.63 $11.36 $23,620 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 4,640 $12.31 $13.35 $27,770 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $18.06 $20.14 $41,890 5.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $21.92 $23.13 $48,120 2.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 170 $15.09 $14.70 $30,580 10.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 300 $14.51 $14.36 $29,860 1.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $12.45 $14.63 $30,430 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 810 $16.07 $16.67 $34,660 1.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 390 $12.10 $13.79 $28,680 6.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (6) $9.03 $9.32 $19,390 6.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $15.29 $15.07 $31,350 6.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 360 $13.23 $14.02 $29,160 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $9.39 $10.16 $21,120 4.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,000 $9.86 $10.36 $21,540 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 260 $10.60 $12.53 $26,070 9.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 510 $8.72 $9.11 $18,960 2.7 %

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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