Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Tennessee and Georgia. 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 Chattanooga, TN-GA 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 217,120 $12.16 $15.00 $31,200 2.0 %
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 12,860 $25.72 $30.62 $63,690 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 840 $45.66 $54.14 $112,620 2.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,400 $27.07 $33.05 $68,750 2.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 140 $20.97 $26.02 $54,130 7.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 270 $28.23 $31.72 $65,970 3.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 640 $26.00 $29.81 $62,000 3.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 $19.61 $22.05 $45,870 4.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 890 $16.71 $20.26 $42,150 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 350 $31.21 $32.86 $68,340 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,010 $24.82 $27.32 $56,830 3.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 250 $24.38 $27.09 $56,340 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 390 $28.89 $30.84 $64,160 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 190 $22.99 $24.31 $50,570 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 260 $26.97 $27.92 $58,080 4.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $26.51 $27.36 $56,920 2.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $15.38 $16.18 $33,640 3.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $67,810 2.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 210 $36.38 $35.40 $73,630 3.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 510 $15.96 $16.70 $34,730 4.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $13.84 $15.94 $33,160 6.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $15.22 $16.20 $33,700 5.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 340 $26.84 $31.66 $65,850 5.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $34.07 $32.77 $68,160 4.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 190 $18.42 $22.54 $46,880 13.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $16.63 $18.30 $38,060 3.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6,290 $21.30 $24.84 $51,680 7.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $22.46 $21.79 $45,320 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 320 $21.02 $23.44 $48,760 7.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 210 $17.95 $19.63 $40,840 8.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 190 $17.44 $19.38 $40,300 4.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 300 $21.39 $22.87 $47,560 3.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 260 $16.38 $21.88 $45,510 10.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 220 $15.14 $16.92 $35,190 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $18.80 $20.95 $43,580 4.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $20.47 $22.55 $46,910 4.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $16.82 $18.93 $39,380 6.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,280 $18.98 $21.30 $44,300 3.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $16.86 $18.93 $39,370 5.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 80 $24.02 $31.99 $66,530 13.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $25.54 $27.79 $57,810 6.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $19.60 $21.00 $43,690 2.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners (6) $25.46 $26.89 $55,930 8.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 320 $18.69 $20.33 $42,290 3.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $17.33 $19.44 $40,430 16.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 230 $13.41 $13.39 $27,850 5.5 %
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 2,800 $23.53 $24.69 $51,360 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 720 $25.01 $25.65 $53,350 3.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) $26.63 $26.76 $55,670 1.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $37.25 $36.94 $76,840 7.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 480 $16.08 $17.78 $36,990 4.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 460 $27.36 $26.71 $55,560 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 120 $23.63 $25.18 $52,370 5.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $23.82 $24.38 $50,720 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (6) $34.58 $32.17 $66,910 5.5 %
15-2011 Actuaries (6) $30.60 $36.44 $75,790 11.6 %
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 2,850 $24.36 $26.60 $55,330 5.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 140 $34.44 $56.41 $117,330 25.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $15.43 $16.82 $34,990 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 210 $29.30 $28.49 $59,250 4.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 370 $34.20 $33.67 $70,040 1.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $29.29 $29.35 $61,060 4.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 150 $23.67 $25.37 $52,770 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 440 $30.70 $30.44 $63,320 3.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 360 $20.87 $22.03 $45,820 5.4 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $16.40 $16.63 $34,600 3.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 180 $16.14 $18.17 $37,800 5.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 120 $15.14 $16.64 $34,610 3.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $17.19 $18.23 $37,920 2.8 %
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 650 $19.95 $22.36 $46,510 4.6 %
19-2012 Physicists 60 $30.56 $29.65 $61,670 2.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 90 $24.82 $25.44 $52,900 5.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $18.42 $18.99 $39,500 3.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $20.51 $21.38 $44,480 2.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 100 $15.62 $15.70 $32,650 3.7 %
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 2,180 $12.91 $13.95 $29,010 1.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $11.49 $12.65 $26,320 7.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 320 $15.55 $16.85 $35,040 4.2 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (6) $13.22 $15.05 $31,300 7.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $14.97 $15.73 $32,720 4.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $10.81 $11.80 $24,540 3.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 530 $12.43 $13.00 $27,040 2.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 270 $15.48 $15.47 $32,180 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 170 $12.35 $12.90 $26,830 1.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $12.61 $14.19 $29,520 7.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $15.21 $15.66 $32,580 1.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $11.45 $12.00 $24,950 3.1 %
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 1,140 $29.10 $34.83 $72,450 7.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 630 $38.66 $48.26 $100,390 8.1 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $24.46 $28.99 $60,310 5.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 290 $16.49 $17.76 $36,950 5.8 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 50 $13.29 $13.54 $28,150 3.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $15.07 $15.09 $31,380 5.5 %
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 10,880 $15.35 $15.43 $32,090 2.9 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $44,640 1.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $44,250 1.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $41,900 1.5 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $46,970 1.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $41,750 1.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $17.83 $17.63 $36,660 3.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 430 $6.91 $8.03 $16,710 3.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 260 (4) (4) $38,700 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,010 (4) (4) $37,830 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 830 (4) (4) $37,750 2.1 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $56,190 13.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,280 (4) (4) $40,480 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $40,200 5.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 300 (4) (4) $34,290 5.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $42,590 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $38,480 2.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 110 $16.78 $18.30 $38,060 5.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 110 $10.65 $10.57 $21,990 3.4 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 50 $30.88 $30.10 $62,610 2.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 200 $18.85 $18.67 $38,840 3.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $8.98 $9.55 $19,860 4.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $18.80 $19.28 $40,090 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,860 (4) (4) $16,760 3.1 %
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 1,890 $12.84 $14.87 $30,930 2.9 %
27-1011 Art Directors 60 $13.53 $13.46 $27,990 5.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $9.59 $9.61 $19,990 4.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $16.41 $17.09 $35,550 2.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 90 (4) (4) $32,770 3.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $31,930 5.0 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $11.63 $11.20 $23,300 7.1 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 130 $15.63 $19.83 $41,250 8.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $14.90 $15.79 $32,850 3.2 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $17.79 $20.17 $41,950 7.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 $12.94 $14.58 $30,330 7.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $9.88 $10.13 $21,070 3.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 70 $10.96 $12.11 $25,190 6.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 200 $9.48 $10.73 $22,310 4.0 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 100 $10.64 $12.09 $25,160 8.3 %
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 10,390 $18.52 $24.85 $51,690 5.2 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $92.86 $193,160 11.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $18.11 $17.40 $36,190 7.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $38.23 $38.16 $79,370 3.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) (5) $95.27 $198,160 10.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General 130 (5) $99.33 $206,610 7.5 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $98.97 $205,850 10.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 140 (5) $93.09 $193,620 11.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $28.95 $28.23 $58,710 15.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,810 $19.96 $20.90 $43,470 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 130 $28.83 $27.25 $56,690 4.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 240 $27.68 $29.34 $61,040 4.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $12.72 $12.63 $26,280 4.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $23.02 $25.46 $52,970 12.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $34.72 $48.90 $101,700 16.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 220 $17.26 $17.44 $36,280 6.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 310 $11.31 $11.84 $24,620 2.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 280 $14.77 $16.73 $34,790 9.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 80 $20.29 $19.77 $41,120 4.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $19.22 $19.44 $40,430 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 300 $10.74 $11.50 $23,920 5.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 60 $7.14 $9.71 $20,190 14.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $10.83 $10.62 $22,100 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $8.78 $9.22 $19,180 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,350 $13.96 $14.35 $29,850 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 270 $10.31 $10.93 $22,730 3.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 110 $12.93 $12.57 $26,140 2.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $17.06 $17.54 $36,480 5.3 %
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 5,400 $9.47 $10.14 $21,100 1.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (6) $8.35 $8.50 $17,670 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,340 $8.87 $9.13 $18,980 2.0 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 340 $9.75 $9.88 $20,550 1.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $18.22 $19.02 $39,570 7.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 190 $17.13 $17.53 $36,470 1.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $9.73 $9.54 $19,850 3.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 420 $14.34 $13.92 $28,940 5.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 670 $10.62 $11.07 $23,020 2.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $12.25 $12.29 $25,560 4.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 140 $8.41 $8.31 $17,290 7.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $6.83 $6.99 $14,530 4.3 %
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 4,300 $12.23 $12.94 $26,920 5.4 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $13.83 $15.77 $32,810 4.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $20.46 $21.97 $45,690 2.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 290 $12.20 $13.52 $28,120 4.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $15.95 $17.85 $37,130 8.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 940 $14.95 $15.08 $31,370 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,710 $8.64 $9.42 $19,600 2.4 %
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 16,470 $7.07 $7.68 $15,980 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 190 $12.27 $12.87 $26,780 4.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,060 $10.99 $11.37 $23,640 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 890 $6.63 $6.52 $13,560 2.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,130 $7.44 $7.80 $16,210 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 870 $9.43 $9.40 $19,550 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 460 $7.28 $7.26 $15,100 4.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,160 $7.96 $7.99 $16,620 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 320 $7.27 $8.54 $17,770 4.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,380 $6.62 $6.74 $14,020 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 530 $7.65 $7.70 $16,020 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,440 $6.64 $7.41 $15,410 3.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 310 $7.79 $7.83 $16,290 3.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 370 $6.97 $7.08 $14,730 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 710 $7.41 $7.27 $15,130 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 540 $6.66 $6.85 $14,250 2.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,870 $8.42 $9.11 $18,950 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 240 $12.75 $13.37 $27,800 2.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $13.46 $13.78 $28,670 2.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,600 $8.14 $8.77 $18,250 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,520 $7.54 $7.62 $15,860 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 190 $11.22 $11.44 $23,790 5.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 930 $9.40 $9.88 $20,550 1.8 %
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 2,760 $7.92 $9.20 $19,130 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $11.92 $13.15 $27,360 6.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $7.41 $8.09 $16,830 4.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $6.93 $7.43 $15,460 2.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $8.00 $7.98 $16,590 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 440 $9.85 $10.84 $22,540 4.3 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $7.14 $9.10 $18,930 15.9 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 40 $6.72 $9.20 $19,140 16.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 630 $6.71 $7.20 $14,980 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 150 $7.68 $7.68 $15,980 5.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 280 $9.93 $10.41 $21,640 5.7 %
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 20,560 $8.85 $12.62 $26,240 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,780 $12.52 $15.34 $31,900 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 520 $18.19 $20.99 $43,650 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,640 $7.22 $7.50 $15,600 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 630 $7.89 $8.66 $18,010 3.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 510 $12.42 $12.75 $26,520 2.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,290 $8.41 $10.74 $22,330 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $17.56 $19.99 $41,580 6.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 290 $19.28 $24.91 $51,800 9.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 220 $28.85 $41.22 $85,740 8.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $11.25 $10.93 $22,730 6.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 580 $26.32 $26.24 $54,590 5.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,820 $17.83 $21.05 $43,790 4.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 150 $9.97 $11.21 $23,310 7.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $14.20 $18.15 $37,760 10.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 $23.73 $27.59 $57,390 8.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 940 $7.71 $7.88 $16,380 3.0 %
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 36,210 $11.22 $12.00 $24,960 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,950 $15.89 $17.50 $36,390 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 440 $9.87 $9.99 $20,780 1.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 700 $12.16 $12.49 $25,970 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 910 $11.73 $12.18 $25,340 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,110 $12.21 $12.73 $26,490 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 360 $12.83 $13.11 $27,270 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 140 $11.15 $11.48 $23,870 7.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,090 $9.63 $9.73 $20,230 1.8 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $14.07 $15.08 $31,360 3.9 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (6) $12.24 $12.76 $26,530 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $11.75 $11.69 $24,320 2.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $11.06 $12.83 $26,680 11.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,810 $11.35 $12.09 $25,150 1.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $12.39 $12.73 $26,470 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 240 $8.81 $9.05 $18,820 1.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 320 $8.34 $8.37 $17,410 3.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $12.34 $12.13 $25,240 4.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $12.41 $12.75 $26,520 2.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $10.81 $11.16 $23,220 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 440 $11.54 $11.83 $24,600 1.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 290 $12.74 $13.03 $27,090 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,950 $9.77 $9.80 $20,370 1.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $8.11 $8.38 $17,440 4.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $12.58 $12.27 $25,520 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 480 $15.67 $15.91 $33,090 4.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $12.97 $12.88 $26,790 7.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 140 $19.18 $18.90 $39,300 3.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 510 $18.74 $18.58 $38,650 2.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 440 $18.07 $16.37 $34,050 3.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $15.56 $16.27 $33,850 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,270 $11.33 $12.35 $25,680 4.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,840 $8.95 $9.25 $19,240 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 150 $11.28 $11.15 $23,190 6.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,850 $13.45 $14.31 $29,760 1.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 340 $14.27 $14.64 $30,450 3.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 420 $13.87 $13.88 $28,860 4.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,610 $10.66 $10.85 $22,570 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 440 $11.28 $12.36 $25,710 4.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,300 $11.48 $11.45 $23,820 4.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 150 $12.75 $13.96 $29,040 5.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $16.78 $17.43 $36,260 5.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 170 $9.07 $9.62 $20,010 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,200 $9.49 $9.98 $20,760 2.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 $11.09 $11.89 $24,730 4.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 50 $10.78 $11.40 $23,720 4.0 %
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) $11.00 $11.69 $24,320 6.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $10.10 $9.92 $20,640 8.5 %
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 8,720 $14.90 $15.50 $32,250 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 760 $19.12 $19.59 $40,750 1.8 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 210 $19.12 $19.13 $39,780 2.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 210 $17.12 $16.55 $34,430 4.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 690 $15.72 $15.53 $32,290 1.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 40 $12.82 $13.40 $27,880 8.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 220 $13.47 $14.18 $29,490 2.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 810 $11.03 $11.23 $23,370 2.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 140 $12.63 $12.74 $26,490 1.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 340 $13.86 $14.73 $30,640 1.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 240 $16.86 $16.22 $33,740 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,230 $20.34 $19.74 $41,060 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 390 $13.73 $14.34 $29,820 3.2 %
47-2142 Paperhangers (6) $14.80 $14.71 $30,600 2.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 140 $10.89 $11.62 $24,160 2.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 660 $17.75 $17.49 $36,370 2.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $13.91 $14.32 $29,780 2.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 460 $15.92 $16.16 $33,610 2.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 230 $18.45 $17.91 $37,260 3.0 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 130 $10.57 $10.68 $22,220 1.9 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $10.17 $10.16 $21,120 3.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 120 $11.64 $12.06 $25,080 4.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $9.91 $9.92 $20,640 2.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $16.20 $15.73 $32,720 7.4 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (6) $18.22 $18.00 $37,450 10.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 310 $9.17 $10.00 $20,790 3.2 %
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 8,710 $15.10 $15.89 $33,060 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 650 $21.32 $21.80 $45,350 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 240 $15.75 $16.43 $34,160 3.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $14.53 $14.18 $29,480 3.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $18.94 $18.95 $39,420 3.3 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $12.47 $12.29 $25,570 2.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 410 $16.07 $16.78 $34,890 4.7 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $14.51 $15.24 $31,690 11.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,150 $12.68 $13.23 $27,510 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (6) $15.81 $16.26 $33,810 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $14.61 $14.73 $30,640 3.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $9.47 $9.47 $19,700 2.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $20.66 $19.96 $41,520 9.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 $15.87 $16.38 $34,080 2.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $12.33 $12.94 $26,920 5.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 460 $15.98 $16.62 $34,560 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,270 $14.21 $14.79 $30,760 2.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 240 $12.77 $12.67 $26,350 3.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $16.56 $16.42 $34,150 6.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 $16.76 $17.77 $36,970 3.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 100 $14.06 $13.71 $28,530 2.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 270 $9.96 $10.34 $21,510 3.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 27,850 $11.66 $12.37 $25,730 1.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,480 $19.48 $19.85 $41,280 1.3 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (6) $9.76 $9.75 $20,280 4.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 $11.18 $13.84 $28,780 17.4 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 220 $15.45 $14.43 $30,010 3.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 320 $13.99 $13.91 $28,930 2.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,790 $11.31 $11.33 $23,570 3.1 %
51-3011 Bakers (6) $10.84 $10.87 $22,610 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $12.36 $12.60 $26,200 2.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $8.43 $8.65 $17,980 2.9 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 410 $7.61 $9.58 $19,930 1.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (6) $13.62 $13.82 $28,740 4.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $11.50 $11.68 $24,290 2.9 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.73 $12.74 $26,500 3.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 690 $11.34 $11.65 $24,240 2.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $15.25 $14.41 $29,980 3.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.89 $13.87 $28,840 2.5 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.65 $12.28 $25,540 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 920 $14.38 $14.84 $30,870 2.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $13.83 $13.31 $27,690 2.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 $14.50 $15.06 $31,320 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,150 $13.01 $13.23 $27,520 2.4 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.37 $12.72 $26,450 9.4 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.69 $14.91 $31,010 3.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 140 $9.61 $10.57 $21,990 5.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 90 $14.15 $14.10 $29,330 3.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 130 $15.00 $15.36 $31,950 3.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 450 $12.61 $13.83 $28,770 4.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 340 $7.60 $8.01 $16,670 4.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 180 $7.73 $7.68 $15,980 3.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 490 $8.19 $8.40 $17,480 1.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 $8.69 $9.42 $19,590 3.3 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 950 $11.32 $11.51 $23,940 1.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 220 $10.49 $10.85 $22,570 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $9.53 $10.10 $21,000 2.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 80 $17.19 $17.54 $36,490 5.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 210 $13.71 $15.02 $31,230 3.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.38 $12.35 $25,690 2.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $10.18 $10.26 $21,340 1.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $12.51 $12.43 $25,860 2.3 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (6) $10.53 $10.46 $21,760 6.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $12.43 $12.40 $25,790 2.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.18 $10.51 $21,860 4.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 $13.96 $13.67 $28,430 5.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 920 $12.04 $13.11 $27,260 4.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $12.34 $12.42 $25,830 5.0 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 60 $9.81 $10.25 $21,320 3.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,190 $11.45 $11.46 $23,850 4.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $12.47 $12.50 $25,990 2.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $8.20 $8.67 $18,040 2.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 200 $8.45 $10.19 $21,190 8.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (6) $10.19 $10.60 $22,040 5.2 %
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 28,170 $12.98 $13.93 $28,980 5.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 750 $18.89 $18.46 $38,400 4.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 320 $17.59 $18.19 $37,830 5.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 460 $6.64 $6.96 $14,470 3.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 10,740 $18.63 $18.33 $38,120 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,090 $11.29 $12.70 $26,410 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 250 $6.54 $6.76 $14,060 5.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $6.74 $7.11 $14,790 5.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 120 $8.09 $8.49 $17,660 3.3 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 40 $14.22 $14.55 $30,260 1.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $12.21 $12.85 $26,720 6.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 130 $14.51 $14.48 $30,110 3.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,310 $11.15 $11.45 $23,810 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 580 $8.36 $8.66 $18,010 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,170 $10.07 $10.29 $21,410 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 440 $10.80 $10.40 $21,640 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,930 $8.35 $8.63 $17,950 1.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 230 $10.85 $11.82 $24,580 3.6 %

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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