Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston, WV MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Charleston, WV MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in West Virginia. 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 Charleston, WV 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 125,830 $11.85 $14.89 $30,970 1.4 %
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 7,710 $24.77 $29.47 $61,290 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 450 $41.26 $50.98 $106,040 5.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,850 $24.97 $30.11 $62,630 2.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 160 $22.59 $23.90 $49,700 3.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 $31.42 $35.69 $74,230 7.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $29.91 $33.92 $70,540 4.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $27.51 $30.38 $63,180 7.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 270 $23.16 $23.91 $49,730 2.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 250 $25.93 $27.38 $56,950 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 610 $24.99 $28.86 $60,030 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 220 $23.33 $28.04 $58,310 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $27.12 $28.70 $59,690 4.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $23.36 $26.66 $55,460 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $25.55 $26.66 $55,440 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $24.50 $27.81 $57,850 5.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $25.36 $29.79 $61,960 7.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 170 $37.78 $39.17 $81,460 4.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 260 $13.71 $15.61 $32,480 5.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (6) $19.23 $17.80 $37,020 11.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $11.14 $12.96 $26,960 6.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 360 $23.90 $29.39 $61,130 6.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 60 $31.82 $33.66 $70,010 6.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 150 $9.54 $13.31 $27,670 12.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 180 $18.65 $19.88 $41,350 4.8 %
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 4,360 $19.59 $20.78 $43,220 2.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $15.85 $18.61 $38,710 5.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $17.47 $20.75 $43,170 4.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 470 $15.97 $18.05 $37,550 6.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $17.00 $19.43 $40,410 7.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $21.51 $23.23 $48,320 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $17.96 $19.57 $40,710 6.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $16.32 $17.88 $37,200 4.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 280 $17.08 $18.89 $39,300 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,070 $20.07 $21.02 $43,720 3.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $20.16 $19.55 $40,670 2.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $16.62 $17.27 $35,910 4.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $22.74 $24.55 $51,060 6.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $15.36 $20.14 $41,880 23.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 80 $15.17 $16.33 $33,970 4.3 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $27.17 $27.95 $58,140 8.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $16.43 $16.66 $34,650 5.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $15.86 $17.80 $37,030 10.3 %
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 1,620 $20.29 $21.68 $45,100 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 480 $21.35 $23.08 $48,010 5.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $21.76 $23.46 $48,790 8.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 330 $13.27 $14.62 $30,410 5.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 180 $25.01 $25.73 $53,520 2.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $21.44 $21.54 $44,810 2.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $22.45 $25.51 $53,070 6.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 210 $18.00 $18.47 $38,410 4.2 %
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 2,210 $21.76 $23.51 $48,900 3.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 100 $28.32 $24.62 $51,210 5.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 130 $33.10 $33.73 $70,150 2.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 350 $25.63 $26.25 $54,590 2.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (6) $20.39 $21.87 $45,490 5.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 120 $26.11 $27.02 $56,200 9.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (6) $22.38 $26.25 $54,610 5.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $23.95 $24.87 $51,730 6.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 $31.61 $31.67 $65,880 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (6) $35.30 $33.70 $70,100 4.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $15.28 $15.67 $32,600 5.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (6) $17.68 $20.02 $41,650 3.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $16.78 $17.50 $36,400 7.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 350 $15.93 $16.12 $33,540 5.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 140 $18.75 $20.07 $41,740 7.4 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (6) $20.38 $20.50 $42,640 2.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 $16.00 $16.33 $33,960 8.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $23.07 $23.16 $48,170 6.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (6) $29.88 $27.29 $56,750 6.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $17.45 $16.13 $33,560 5.7 %
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 1,580 $16.94 $18.89 $39,280 5.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 110 $23.45 $25.50 $53,040 6.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 130 $20.39 $21.29 $44,290 3.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 100 $19.00 $22.71 $47,230 10.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $21.06 $22.68 $47,170 7.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $16.54 $17.59 $36,590 3.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (6) $15.24 $16.61 $34,560 5.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 280 $18.23 $17.40 $36,190 8.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 90 $16.63 $17.41 $36,210 6.7 %
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 1,380 $11.54 $12.21 $25,400 3.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $16.23 $16.93 $35,210 3.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $16.43 $16.57 $34,460 4.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 430 $11.12 $11.63 $24,190 4.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 220 $12.88 $13.70 $28,490 3.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (6) $10.70 $11.12 $23,140 3.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $12.94 $14.98 $31,150 7.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 260 $7.29 $8.10 $16,850 6.0 %
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 1,560 $20.36 $26.04 $54,160 7.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 650 $32.24 $39.19 $81,500 9.9 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 30 $39.81 $42.33 $88,050 12.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $29.46 $29.25 $60,830 3.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 640 $13.52 $14.06 $29,240 3.9 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 50 $17.63 $19.41 $40,380 2.3 %
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 4,680 $17.32 $17.32 $36,020 4.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $52,560 1.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $54,200 4.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $6.64 $7.61 $15,820 6.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $8.59 $9.13 $18,990 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 180 (4) (4) $17,970 7.6 %
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 1,370 $12.82 $16.32 $33,940 6.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 120 $7.62 $7.82 $16,270 4.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $14.70 $17.39 $36,160 6.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $18.98 $17.84 $37,120 7.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (6) (4) (4) $32,900 5.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $36,270 12.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 120 $9.86 $12.95 $26,930 22.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $15.96 $18.01 $37,460 4.5 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $12.19 $18.40 $38,280 18.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $8.41 $9.79 $20,370 12.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $12.23 $13.34 $27,750 8.6 %
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 7,240 $18.73 $24.46 $50,870 5.7 %
29-1020 Dentists 120 $31.86 $37.64 $78,300 17.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $16.73 $17.39 $36,180 6.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists (6) $30.65 $30.04 $62,490 4.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $37.26 $36.54 $76,010 2.1 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 140 (5) $98.00 $203,840 9.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $62.82 $67.88 $141,180 14.1 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $71.03 $147,750 13.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $28.66 $27.24 $56,660 8.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,710 $20.52 $23.66 $49,210 5.5 %
29-1121 Audiologists (6) $21.39 $20.19 $41,990 4.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $22.55 $21.51 $44,750 7.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 210 $29.80 $29.88 $62,140 2.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $16.69 $17.28 $35,930 5.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $20.08 $20.93 $43,530 2.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $31.02 $36.62 $76,170 6.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $17.39 $17.85 $37,120 4.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $11.62 $12.18 $25,340 4.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $19.31 $19.06 $39,640 3.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (6) $15.70 $16.14 $33,570 5.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $20.78 $22.24 $46,260 2.3 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $17.83 $17.55 $36,500 7.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $16.09 $15.74 $32,750 2.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $9.32 $9.83 $20,450 4.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $12.56 $12.77 $26,570 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $9.27 $8.95 $18,620 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 970 $12.59 $12.85 $26,720 0.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $10.80 $11.16 $23,210 2.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $12.35 $12.42 $25,830 4.1 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 30 $27.64 $28.05 $58,340 5.0 %
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 4,030 $8.29 $8.80 $18,310 1.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,160 $7.70 $7.70 $16,010 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,470 $8.10 $8.33 $17,320 1.5 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides (6) $10.44 $10.82 $22,510 7.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $14.75 $13.93 $28,970 3.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (6) $9.45 $9.50 $19,760 2.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (6) $13.25 $14.82 $30,820 5.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (6) $8.60 $8.84 $18,380 8.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 560 $9.44 $9.64 $20,040 2.3 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (6) $10.27 $10.32 $21,450 3.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 180 $10.02 $10.68 $22,220 3.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $6.64 $6.74 $14,020 3.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $6.55 $6.74 $14,030 4.5 %
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 2,950 $10.14 $11.46 $23,840 6.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $21.16 $24.26 $50,450 9.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 120 $17.21 $20.64 $42,920 15.4 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers 30 $8.07 $8.67 $18,030 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 450 $14.74 $14.89 $30,970 3.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $17.68 $18.62 $38,730 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,400 $6.90 $7.54 $15,690 3.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 60 $9.55 $9.07 $18,860 6.5 %
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 9,800 $6.61 $7.03 $14,620 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $11.93 $12.67 $26,350 16.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 760 $8.60 $9.80 $20,390 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,180 $6.37 $6.25 $12,990 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 570 $8.27 $8.27 $17,210 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 750 $7.93 $8.09 $16,830 4.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $6.95 $7.11 $14,780 5.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 610 $6.70 $7.20 $14,980 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 280 $6.62 $6.86 $14,260 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,200 $6.37 $6.36 $13,220 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 280 $6.50 $6.53 $13,590 2.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,870 $6.34 $6.35 $13,220 1.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 310 $6.46 $6.39 $13,280 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 280 $6.68 $6.86 $14,270 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 260 $6.48 $6.53 $13,590 2.0 %
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 3,880 $7.50 $8.11 $16,860 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $10.12 $11.13 $23,160 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $10.84 $11.67 $24,270 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,160 $7.66 $8.10 $16,840 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $6.71 $6.90 $14,350 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (6) $9.86 $10.54 $21,930 1.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $7.75 $8.21 $17,070 2.9 %
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 1,870 $7.47 $8.57 $17,830 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $11.38 $13.35 $27,770 15.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $7.18 $7.86 $16,350 3.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 160 $9.93 $9.94 $20,670 4.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $9.37 $9.60 $19,960 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $7.76 $8.55 $17,790 6.7 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (6) $6.73 $7.52 $15,650 4.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 160 $6.65 $6.71 $13,950 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 490 $7.01 $6.93 $14,410 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $11.39 $12.91 $26,840 13.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $6.86 $7.89 $16,420 6.5 %
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 14,100 $8.63 $12.40 $25,800 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,350 $11.55 $13.84 $28,780 4.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $20.01 $22.74 $47,300 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,390 $6.50 $7.00 $14,570 2.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 520 $6.60 $7.51 $15,620 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 370 $9.18 $10.42 $21,680 5.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,550 $7.27 $9.41 $19,580 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $14.32 $17.54 $36,490 3.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 470 $13.44 $22.13 $46,030 14.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 $29.07 $41.48 $86,280 11.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 120 $10.71 $11.15 $23,200 2.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 460 $20.69 $21.66 $45,060 9.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,510 $16.39 $21.42 $44,550 10.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 110 $9.51 $11.61 $24,160 13.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $14.01 $16.25 $33,800 6.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,130 $9.41 $10.56 $21,970 5.9 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 40 $15.74 $15.14 $31,500 7.9 %
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 25,400 $10.73 $11.59 $24,100 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,270 $16.02 $17.74 $36,890 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 410 $7.81 $8.17 $17,000 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $10.84 $11.25 $23,410 1.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 580 $10.36 $10.66 $22,180 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,920 $11.36 $11.80 $24,540 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $12.54 $12.68 $26,370 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $12.58 $13.36 $27,800 4.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 660 $8.09 $8.23 $17,120 1.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $10.41 $9.98 $20,750 9.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (6) $10.03 $10.56 $21,960 8.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,850 $11.60 $12.17 $25,310 3.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 210 $12.37 $12.56 $26,110 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 280 $8.70 $9.34 $19,420 3.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $6.77 $6.82 $14,190 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (6) $8.75 $9.11 $18,940 2.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (6) $8.93 $9.25 $19,250 5.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $9.57 $9.30 $19,350 4.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (6) $9.15 $10.11 $21,030 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $13.46 $13.82 $28,750 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,370 $8.71 $8.96 $18,640 1.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (6) $13.26 $13.71 $28,510 4.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $11.00 $10.31 $21,440 8.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $10.26 $10.11 $21,020 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $9.48 $11.54 $24,010 11.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $15.56 $14.86 $30,910 5.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $17.15 $17.07 $35,510 4.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 830 $11.36 $11.60 $24,130 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,400 $8.53 $9.62 $20,010 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,400 $14.40 $14.89 $30,980 3.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $12.82 $13.15 $27,350 2.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 350 $10.22 $10.52 $21,890 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,640 $10.43 $10.79 $22,440 4.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 190 $12.47 $13.22 $27,500 3.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 970 $11.52 $11.17 $23,230 5.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 270 $8.13 $9.42 $19,580 6.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 760 $8.68 $9.77 $20,330 6.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 140 $8.86 $9.30 $19,350 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,030 $9.43 $10.19 $21,180 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 $8.96 $9.63 $20,020 6.4 %
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 (6) $8.87 $9.80 $20,380 6.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $10.59 $10.15 $21,110 3.8 %
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 7,380 $15.03 $16.29 $33,890 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $21.29 $21.62 $44,980 3.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $11.62 $12.61 $26,220 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,010 $12.98 $14.76 $30,700 6.3 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $6.80 $9.10 $18,920 25.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $22.12 $19.20 $39,940 5.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 740 $13.29 $14.56 $30,280 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 640 $20.12 $20.35 $42,320 7.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 550 $19.86 $20.54 $42,720 5.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 370 $18.59 $17.39 $36,160 6.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 510 $15.48 $17.74 $36,910 7.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (6) $24.92 $24.28 $50,500 4.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $10.96 $12.28 $25,540 10.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $23.12 $20.63 $42,900 6.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $16.27 $16.76 $34,870 5.9 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 290 $8.52 $8.89 $18,500 6.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $10.16 $11.01 $22,900 3.6 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (6) $10.16 $10.38 $21,580 2.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 190 $16.20 $16.82 $34,990 3.0 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 60 $23.04 $22.65 $47,100 5.2 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 90 $14.28 $14.56 $30,290 7.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $10.39 $10.46 $21,760 5.8 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (6) $20.13 $18.11 $37,670 5.9 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 40 $16.50 $17.20 $35,770 7.9 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (6) $13.41 $14.35 $29,840 12.7 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 70 $19.56 $19.20 $39,940 2.2 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 70 $19.55 $19.21 $39,950 2.2 %
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 6,050 $15.51 $16.57 $34,470 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $22.55 $22.97 $47,770 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 320 $17.87 $17.99 $37,420 5.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 190 $20.42 $19.20 $39,940 8.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 $20.28 $20.78 $43,230 3.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $9.98 $11.44 $23,790 4.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 730 $12.77 $13.75 $28,610 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $14.22 $14.88 $30,960 4.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 350 $18.06 $17.07 $35,500 2.6 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (6) $12.37 $11.50 $23,920 4.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $8.54 $8.65 $17,990 3.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) $14.71 $16.38 $34,070 9.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 $16.31 $17.49 $36,380 3.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 370 $20.72 $21.19 $44,070 5.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,200 $10.83 $12.26 $25,500 4.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 180 $17.42 $16.87 $35,090 4.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) $14.25 $14.42 $30,000 10.7 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers (6) $12.56 $12.47 $25,950 5.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $14.02 $17.05 $35,470 10.7 %
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 6,640 $13.28 $14.89 $30,960 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 530 $23.77 $24.30 $50,540 3.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 400 $12.32 $12.80 $26,630 5.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (6) $12.68 $12.30 $25,580 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $11.60 $11.22 $23,330 3.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.48 $12.56 $26,130 8.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.94 $15.29 $31,800 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 290 $15.00 $16.92 $35,200 5.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 380 $14.68 $16.45 $34,210 4.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $9.68 $10.26 $21,340 4.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $12.98 $14.45 $30,060 5.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $10.72 $11.11 $23,100 2.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $7.21 $7.44 $15,470 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $7.21 $7.56 $15,730 7.1 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $7.10 $8.36 $17,390 13.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $9.16 $9.43 $19,600 2.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $20.74 $20.57 $42,790 4.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (6) $14.06 $13.81 $28,720 2.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 320 $20.49 $20.13 $41,870 3.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $22.05 $18.31 $38,080 17.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.29 $10.38 $21,590 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $10.91 $12.23 $25,430 12.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $10.49 $10.47 $21,790 3.6 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 30 $8.07 $8.91 $18,520 5.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $7.81 $8.65 $17,980 9.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 250 $9.30 $11.01 $22,900 7.4 %
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 9,870 $11.00 $12.60 $26,200 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $18.29 $18.55 $38,580 6.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $17.42 $20.03 $41,660 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $11.86 $13.25 $27,560 8.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,860 $15.24 $15.30 $31,830 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,290 $9.14 $10.62 $22,090 5.8 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (6) $17.12 $17.74 $36,910 2.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $6.91 $7.40 $15,400 5.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $16.44 $16.35 $34,010 7.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $12.01 $12.95 $26,940 7.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 360 $12.32 $13.59 $28,260 8.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $8.71 $8.83 $18,360 3.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $6.50 $6.81 $14,150 3.2 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators (6) $19.73 $20.37 $42,370 6.9 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 220 $13.54 $13.09 $27,220 3.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 220 $9.80 $9.18 $19,100 2.9 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 70 $19.90 $19.71 $40,990 2.6 %

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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