Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Colorado Springs, CO MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Colorado Springs, CO MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Colorado. 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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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 233,700 $13.68 $17.44 $36,260 1.3 %
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 13,530 $32.80 $37.59 $78,190 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 470 $59.68 $64.78 $134,750 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,580 $33.52 $40.95 $85,180 2.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 170 $23.51 $28.24 $58,730 4.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 480 $34.73 $38.58 $80,250 3.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 510 $37.61 $45.00 $93,610 4.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 200 $25.51 $31.88 $66,320 12.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 520 $24.49 $28.02 $58,280 3.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 530 $40.49 $42.10 $87,560 2.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,050 $33.46 $38.38 $79,830 2.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 310 $32.00 $33.67 $70,030 2.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 300 $34.60 $36.45 $75,810 3.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 180 $35.27 $37.51 $78,030 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 180 $32.85 $34.31 $71,370 3.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 470 $31.43 $32.65 $67,910 2.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $15.60 $17.78 $36,980 4.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 440 (4) (4) $67,500 1.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (6) $30.37 $34.19 $71,110 7.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,030 $46.79 $50.23 $104,480 4.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 310 $17.26 $18.13 $37,700 4.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (6) $19.63 $19.21 $39,950 2.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 470 $28.09 $30.23 $62,880 3.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $44.02 $42.01 $87,370 4.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 410 $15.67 $18.65 $38,790 9.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 210 $19.49 $21.16 $44,020 4.0 %
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 10,140 $21.59 $23.90 $49,710 4.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $16.82 $17.36 $36,120 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 650 $22.43 $22.94 $47,710 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 610 $23.39 $24.04 $50,010 1.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $22.09 $24.33 $50,600 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 420 $22.29 $24.11 $50,140 3.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 190 $18.36 $20.45 $42,540 3.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 150 $20.02 $20.84 $43,350 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 520 $16.27 $18.14 $37,740 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,060 $26.90 $36.11 $75,110 13.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 170 $17.17 $18.52 $38,510 7.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,600 $21.22 $23.09 $48,020 2.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 210 $23.85 $23.91 $49,720 1.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 $18.91 $27.48 $57,170 19.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 190 $28.12 $29.22 $60,770 3.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 140 $21.03 $24.33 $50,610 7.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 220 $25.96 $26.11 $54,310 3.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 620 $18.31 $20.46 $42,550 5.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $25.86 $26.03 $54,140 1.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 $12.69 $12.62 $26,260 11.8 %
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 10,560 $29.64 $30.46 $63,370 1.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 50 $35.90 $36.81 $76,570 7.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,280 $31.50 $32.64 $67,880 2.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,700 $32.14 $32.75 $68,110 2.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,910 $37.76 $37.27 $77,530 1.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,860 $18.45 $19.16 $39,860 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,320 $31.03 $31.49 $65,490 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 280 $26.48 $27.47 $57,140 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 770 $30.52 $33.34 $69,340 3.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 490 $25.68 $26.42 $54,950 2.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 160 $31.11 $32.10 $66,770 6.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7,670 $27.57 $29.34 $61,020 2.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 240 $26.45 $27.02 $56,210 4.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 $18.86 $19.99 $41,580 2.0 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 70 $35.37 $35.30 $73,420 3.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 430 $25.64 $27.63 $57,470 3.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 370 $40.96 $41.93 $87,210 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,100 $31.51 $31.72 $65,970 2.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,240 $33.41 $35.92 $74,720 5.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $29.39 $28.45 $59,180 3.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors (6) $27.24 $27.87 $57,980 2.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 690 $34.40 $34.73 $72,240 3.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 60 $32.63 $35.78 $74,420 4.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 320 $32.23 $35.66 $74,170 8.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 200 $17.30 $17.81 $37,040 2.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 110 $16.62 $18.05 $37,540 4.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $19.38 $19.86 $41,310 3.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 $17.64 $18.56 $38,600 6.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 930 $19.48 $19.70 $40,970 3.4 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 60 $18.53 $18.89 $39,300 4.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $19.20 $18.89 $39,290 2.7 %
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 1,250 $24.25 $25.91 $53,890 3.6 %
19-2031 Chemists (6) $23.74 $26.54 $55,210 5.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $26.14 $26.11 $54,310 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 250 $26.77 $30.33 $63,090 6.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $24.63 $25.37 $52,780 3.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $25.23 $27.69 $57,600 5.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) $15.27 $15.32 $31,860 6.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $20.01 $20.27 $42,160 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 2,380 $16.59 $18.07 $37,590 4.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 130 $14.45 $14.97 $31,140 2.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 360 $21.82 $22.05 $45,860 2.2 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (6) $16.14 $16.50 $34,330 6.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 290 $20.02 $20.42 $42,480 8.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 490 $16.22 $16.86 $35,080 4.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $18.14 $17.99 $37,430 4.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $11.44 $12.24 $25,470 7.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $17.02 $17.48 $36,360 7.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 150 $27.69 $26.09 $54,270 2.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 210 $12.62 $13.08 $27,200 2.0 %
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 1,120 $27.06 $34.55 $71,860 4.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 580 $45.50 $49.30 $102,550 9.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 360 $17.73 $18.31 $38,090 4.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (6) $13.11 $13.94 $29,000 3.7 %
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 14,600 $16.09 $17.40 $36,190 2.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $48,970 18.7 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $70,060 26.8 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $58,570 2.5 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $42,580 16.3 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,800 8.1 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $53,830 5.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (6) $17.24 $19.28 $40,100 4.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 590 $8.76 $9.50 $19,760 5.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 360 (4) (4) $38,030 3.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 3,020 (4) (4) $35,440 2.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,400 (4) (4) $35,450 4.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,140 (4) (4) $40,850 2.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (6) (4) (4) $43,000 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 320 (4) (4) $41,380 3.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 140 (4) (4) $38,820 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $41,940 3.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (6) $17.61 $16.65 $34,640 5.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 240 $14.00 $14.81 $30,800 5.4 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 30 $22.28 $21.47 $44,660 5.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 210 $19.74 $19.83 $41,240 2.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 350 $12.12 $12.40 $25,800 2.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 180 $20.48 $22.00 $45,750 5.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,010 (4) (4) $20,230 1.9 %
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 3,430 $17.30 $20.34 $42,310 4.7 %
27-1011 Art Directors (6) $31.33 $32.98 $68,610 7.0 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 70 $19.45 $19.92 $41,420 9.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 90 $19.04 $21.08 $43,850 13.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $10.65 $10.50 $21,830 3.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 260 $17.12 $17.83 $37,080 3.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $31.58 $28.98 $60,280 10.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $10.10 $10.78 $22,420 8.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 170 (4) (4) $46,980 10.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 210 (4) (4) $36,790 11.6 %
27-2032 Choreographers (6) $17.06 $17.63 $36,670 4.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 240 $18.65 $22.12 $46,000 8.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 170 $21.90 $23.54 $48,970 4.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 90 $16.69 $21.28 $44,250 8.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $15.86 $16.44 $34,190 5.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 80 $11.24 $13.87 $28,860 3.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 210 $10.28 $12.38 $25,740 13.1 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 40 $22.21 $23.99 $49,890 10.4 %
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 10,150 $20.92 $27.25 $56,680 4.9 %
29-1020 Dentists 290 (5) $87.96 $182,960 10.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $18.11 $18.54 $38,560 2.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 300 $36.05 $35.63 $74,110 1.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 $52.23 $52.18 $108,540 6.2 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) (5) $89.88 $186,960 21.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $101.13 $210,340 9.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 170 $28.58 $29.10 $60,540 3.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,770 $21.41 $21.31 $44,320 1.5 %
29-1121 Audiologists (6) $23.61 $21.44 $44,580 7.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 150 $25.04 $25.39 $52,810 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 320 $25.45 $25.67 $53,400 1.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $10.86 $12.07 $25,100 5.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 230 $23.52 $23.45 $48,770 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 360 $30.65 $28.82 $59,940 3.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 70 $25.11 $30.51 $63,450 15.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 230 $17.50 $17.79 $37,010 3.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 280 $14.29 $14.32 $29,780 4.1 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 70 $11.88 $11.66 $24,260 3.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 280 $11.98 $11.89 $24,730 2.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 140 $14.55 $15.31 $31,850 2.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 150 $12.17 $11.90 $24,750 2.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 590 $15.82 $15.89 $33,040 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 220 $11.11 $12.43 $25,850 4.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 200 $13.55 $14.89 $30,980 8.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $23.08 $23.67 $49,230 3.0 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,260 $10.76 $12.02 $25,000 5.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 500 $9.34 $9.65 $20,080 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,660 $10.12 $10.16 $21,130 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 110 $15.64 $15.56 $32,360 1.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (6) $9.01 $10.22 $21,260 3.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 620 $22.38 $19.13 $39,790 13.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 740 $10.90 $11.37 $23,640 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $13.64 $13.99 $29,090 3.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $10.26 $10.34 $21,510 3.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (6) $8.79 $8.71 $18,110 5.2 %
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 4,570 $13.80 $15.91 $33,100 8.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 100 $18.86 $18.65 $38,800 5.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $26.11 $26.89 $55,920 2.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 $10.69 $12.71 $26,440 10.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,420 $9.44 $9.72 $20,230 2.6 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (6) $10.62 $10.37 $21,580 4.8 %
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 22,730 $7.95 $8.97 $18,670 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 380 $10.59 $11.95 $24,850 4.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,960 $12.40 $12.95 $26,940 9.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 720 $7.25 $7.89 $16,420 6.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 420 $10.04 $10.09 $20,990 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,890 $9.79 $9.89 $20,560 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $8.26 $8.42 $17,500 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,980 $8.20 $8.53 $17,740 2.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders (6) $6.73 $7.64 $15,890 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,900 $7.34 $7.52 $15,630 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 320 $7.27 $7.65 $15,910 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 5,330 $7.00 $9.63 $20,030 7.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 730 $6.66 $6.86 $14,270 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,110 $7.68 $7.62 $15,850 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 850 $7.90 $7.88 $16,390 3.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6,920 $8.77 $9.68 $20,130 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 330 $12.87 $13.60 $28,300 2.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $16.57 $18.22 $37,890 7.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,680 $8.65 $9.39 $19,540 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,490 $7.91 $8.12 $16,890 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (6) $11.21 $11.82 $24,580 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,170 $9.91 $10.28 $21,390 1.9 %
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 4,850 $8.57 $9.34 $19,430 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 360 $11.00 $12.28 $25,540 4.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 180 $9.13 $9.67 $20,120 4.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (6) $6.79 $6.88 $14,310 5.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $6.57 $6.79 $14,120 3.0 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 50 $7.06 $8.06 $16,760 2.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 750 $10.33 $10.53 $21,910 3.8 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (6) $6.31 $7.08 $14,730 11.2 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 130 $6.64 $8.15 $16,960 10.2 %
39-6012 Concierges 30 $7.96 $8.55 $17,780 6.6 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 120 $10.95 $10.83 $22,520 7.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,050 $7.50 $7.49 $15,580 2.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 440 $8.72 $8.82 $18,350 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 430 $10.77 $13.27 $27,600 6.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 250 $9.69 $10.44 $21,710 5.4 %
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 25,010 $9.72 $13.61 $28,310 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,150 $14.82 $17.60 $36,610 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 610 $23.80 $28.14 $58,540 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,780 $8.08 $8.72 $18,140 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 850 $8.63 $10.30 $21,430 7.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 360 $11.51 $13.48 $28,030 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 8,420 $8.57 $10.68 $22,210 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 200 $17.91 $21.40 $44,520 6.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 410 $18.87 $23.49 $48,860 8.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 370 $18.35 $31.05 $64,590 11.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 400 $11.01 $11.26 $23,420 3.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 400 $27.20 $29.71 $61,790 4.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,720 $18.77 $22.14 $46,050 3.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 120 $13.27 $16.61 $34,550 16.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 240 $10.71 $19.75 $41,090 16.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 130 $30.42 $32.53 $67,660 6.5 %
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 43,040 $12.65 $13.62 $28,340 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,850 $18.48 $20.28 $42,180 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 510 $10.41 $10.62 $22,090 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 970 $13.24 $14.41 $29,970 6.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 750 $12.11 $12.32 $25,620 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,330 $13.60 $14.16 $29,440 4.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 $14.15 $16.29 $33,890 5.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 170 $15.47 $15.52 $32,270 2.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 950 $9.85 $9.91 $20,600 1.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 90 $15.58 $15.53 $32,310 2.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 50 $10.70 $11.57 $24,070 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 200 $15.56 $15.94 $33,150 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,720 $12.66 $13.20 $27,460 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 420 $9.76 $9.90 $20,600 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $8.60 $8.65 $17,990 2.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 300 $10.54 $10.71 $22,270 3.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 350 $13.48 $13.95 $29,010 1.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 220 $12.15 $12.30 $25,590 2.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 570 $10.68 $11.41 $23,730 2.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 280 $14.59 $15.17 $31,540 1.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,410 $10.63 $11.08 $23,050 3.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 230 $10.71 $12.18 $25,330 5.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $15.08 $15.43 $32,100 5.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 140 $10.02 $10.56 $21,970 3.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $17.21 $16.92 $35,190 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 280 $12.91 $12.88 $26,780 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 510 $15.96 $16.58 $34,490 2.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,000 $10.95 $11.42 $23,760 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,350 $9.72 $10.37 $21,560 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $13.41 $13.52 $28,130 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,240 $16.93 $17.43 $36,240 1.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $15.67 $15.96 $33,200 7.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 770 $14.76 $15.66 $32,570 16.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,720 $12.75 $13.08 $27,210 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 400 $16.43 $16.47 $34,260 3.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 660 $9.35 $10.12 $21,060 4.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 190 $12.52 $13.17 $27,390 7.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (6) $16.24 $16.42 $34,160 3.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 650 $11.04 $11.90 $24,760 4.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 250 $10.11 $10.43 $21,700 4.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,620 $11.21 $12.01 $24,990 2.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 380 $8.80 $9.95 $20,690 2.5 %
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 110 $10.64 $11.31 $23,520 6.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (6) $8.88 $9.22 $19,170 5.2 %
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 12,220 $16.28 $16.89 $35,140 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,450 $22.73 $23.24 $48,340 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 230 $20.22 $19.50 $40,560 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,420 $16.22 $16.00 $33,280 4.7 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 60 $15.27 $15.82 $32,910 6.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 450 $15.77 $15.84 $32,940 2.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,810 $11.91 $12.36 $25,700 2.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $18.20 $17.94 $37,320 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 730 $18.11 $17.58 $36,570 2.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 260 $16.01 $15.39 $32,010 9.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 990 $20.69 $20.26 $42,150 3.0 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 250 $12.86 $14.05 $29,210 5.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 450 $14.78 $14.85 $30,890 2.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $13.19 $13.74 $28,580 2.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,180 $18.10 $18.14 $37,730 3.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 400 $13.80 $14.21 $29,560 2.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 460 $17.19 $17.47 $36,330 5.9 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 190 $10.97 $11.52 $23,950 4.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 70 $13.32 $12.97 $26,980 6.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $12.73 $14.68 $30,540 17.0 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 40 $10.07 $9.88 $20,540 5.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $13.23 $13.34 $27,760 3.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 160 $18.86 $20.65 $42,940 5.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9,240 $16.73 $17.62 $36,660 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 860 $21.19 $22.79 $47,410 3.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 780 $24.37 $23.88 $49,670 2.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (6) $10.34 $10.55 $21,940 5.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $20.27 $21.75 $45,240 6.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $10.93 $12.13 $25,230 8.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 110 $20.45 $20.21 $42,030 4.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 250 $19.42 $20.57 $42,780 2.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $20.51 $20.94 $43,560 4.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,420 $16.81 $17.82 $37,070 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 300 $17.29 $17.65 $36,720 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 $17.04 $16.93 $35,210 1.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $10.47 $12.12 $25,200 18.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $10.21 $10.60 $22,050 3.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $21.48 $22.48 $46,750 8.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 920 $15.16 $15.73 $32,720 5.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 110 $11.08 $11.56 $24,050 7.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200 $18.24 $18.55 $38,590 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,580 $13.57 $14.04 $29,200 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $13.63 $14.50 $30,160 7.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 260 $16.27 $18.50 $38,470 11.9 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers (6) $15.92 $15.59 $32,420 5.4 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (6) $20.96 $20.25 $42,110 7.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $10.14 $10.56 $21,960 5.7 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (6) $11.07 $12.53 $26,060 15.9 %
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 14,170 $11.26 $12.72 $26,460 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 950 $20.96 $22.17 $46,120 2.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 170 $10.54 $11.39 $23,700 5.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $12.97 $14.35 $29,840 4.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,010 $10.10 $10.78 $22,420 1.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 250 $9.78 $10.52 $21,890 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $15.76 $15.42 $32,070 3.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 200 $12.81 $13.27 $27,590 2.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $12.34 $13.32 $27,710 4.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $11.58 $12.13 $25,230 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 640 $12.77 $13.56 $28,210 3.5 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 50 $10.76 $12.32 $25,630 1.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $9.99 $11.17 $23,230 4.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 90 $19.92 $19.86 $41,310 2.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 230 $13.24 $13.63 $28,350 2.8 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic (6) $13.37 $13.76 $28,620 2.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.19 $11.48 $23,870 4.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 290 $10.08 $11.41 $23,730 10.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 110 $14.75 $13.76 $28,610 6.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 280 $15.39 $15.36 $31,960 6.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 260 $14.27 $16.21 $33,710 7.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 470 $8.03 $8.31 $17,280 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $7.51 $8.10 $16,850 11.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 120 $9.67 $10.08 $20,960 2.7 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (6) $7.70 $8.00 $16,640 8.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 140 $13.63 $13.56 $28,210 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $20.29 $20.18 $41,970 5.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.31 $14.16 $29,440 4.1 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (6) $11.08 $11.98 $24,930 2.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $11.60 $11.23 $23,360 5.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $10.55 $11.39 $23,700 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,230 $12.00 $12.67 $26,350 2.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $14.96 $15.78 $32,830 9.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $8.81 $10.08 $20,970 4.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $11.10 $11.94 $24,840 2.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $16.58 $17.42 $36,240 11.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 60 $10.50 $10.93 $22,740 3.0 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 60 $10.91 $11.30 $23,510 6.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 150 $10.23 $10.26 $21,340 4.0 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $14.58 $14.33 $29,800 5.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $8.90 $10.12 $21,060 10.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 140 $10.30 $10.24 $21,310 3.2 %
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 11,750 $10.77 $11.94 $24,840 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $15.46 $18.00 $37,440 8.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $20.94 $21.66 $45,050 4.0 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 50 (4) (4) $64,130 5.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 840 $11.23 $11.30 $23,500 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 420 $10.03 $10.89 $22,650 11.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,270 $14.65 $15.49 $32,230 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,490 $12.34 $14.19 $29,520 6.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 80 $8.10 $8.18 $17,020 4.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 290 $8.10 $8.32 $17,300 7.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $16.66 $16.81 $34,970 4.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 150 $16.31 $16.06 $33,400 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 650 $11.99 $12.54 $26,070 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 580 $8.69 $9.23 $19,200 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,510 $9.87 $10.01 $20,820 3.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (6) $9.49 $9.62 $20,000 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,440 $8.23 $9.15 $19,030 6.0 %

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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