Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Columbus, GA-AL MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Columbus, GA-AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Georgia and Alabama. 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 Columbus, GA-AL 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 113,590 $11.27 $14.56 $30,290 1.9 %
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 6,550 $28.42 $32.92 $68,480 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 360 $53.34 $59.37 $123,490 4.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,000 $27.99 $33.27 $69,200 2.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $24.48 $26.85 $55,850 5.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 170 $32.80 $36.17 $75,240 3.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 380 $31.12 $37.60 $78,210 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 380 $27.34 $29.70 $61,780 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 310 $36.17 $36.00 $74,880 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 480 $30.06 $33.70 $70,090 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 220 $26.19 $29.21 $60,760 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 150 $29.07 $31.72 $65,980 6.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $30.08 $33.59 $69,870 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $22.68 $25.69 $53,440 8.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $23.00 $26.84 $55,820 4.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $15.35 $15.82 $32,910 5.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $68,420 5.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 150 $41.13 $42.51 $88,420 5.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 310 $16.41 $17.63 $36,670 3.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (6) $15.80 $17.38 $36,150 4.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 260 $26.61 $28.75 $59,790 4.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 $16.65 $18.89 $39,300 9.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $20.96 $21.94 $45,630 2.5 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4,020 $21.06 $22.87 $47,570 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $22.47 $24.33 $50,610 8.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $18.92 $21.42 $44,540 4.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) $21.45 $22.52 $46,830 2.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $18.11 $20.14 $41,880 4.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $19.78 $20.81 $43,290 4.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $16.84 $17.88 $37,190 3.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 $27.35 $33.19 $69,030 9.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 390 $17.04 $18.46 $38,400 2.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 460 $24.18 $26.63 $55,400 4.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 630 $21.12 $22.64 $47,100 2.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $13.69 $21.29 $44,290 29.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $22.95 $22.98 $47,800 2.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 80 $23.41 $25.32 $52,670 4.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $22.89 $29.42 $61,190 22.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $22.22 $23.75 $49,410 3.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $21.11 $23.64 $49,170 4.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $23.62 $23.44 $48,760 5.0 %
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 3,890 $24.04 $25.69 $53,430 4.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,200 $23.14 $25.05 $52,110 5.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 480 $28.55 $28.08 $58,410 2.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 150 $29.97 $31.55 $65,620 5.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 400 $15.77 $17.00 $35,360 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (6) $26.21 $26.14 $54,380 2.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (6) $32.36 $31.97 $66,490 12.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 250 $24.37 $25.71 $53,470 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 120 $24.77 $25.40 $52,840 3.6 %
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 690 $22.25 $25.01 $52,020 5.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $28.06 $41.68 $86,700 14.8 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (6) $34.40 $31.44 $65,400 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $27.17 $29.04 $60,390 7.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $27.55 $27.44 $57,080 2.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $16.73 $16.36 $34,040 9.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $12.14 $13.11 $27,260 3.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $20.73 $20.17 $41,950 3.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $10.81 $11.98 $24,910 5.4 %
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 410 $19.22 $21.10 $43,880 3.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $27.26 $26.15 $54,390 6.3 %
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 1,340 $13.70 $15.11 $31,430 3.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $24.02 $24.19 $50,320 2.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $14.87 $15.05 $31,300 5.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $15.73 $16.82 $34,990 3.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $21.04 $24.28 $50,490 11.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $16.38 $17.53 $36,470 3.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 130 $15.44 $15.68 $32,620 1.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 450 $9.32 $9.86 $20,510 3.2 %
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 350 $23.72 $34.78 $72,350 7.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $43.17 $56.66 $117,850 13.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $16.61 $19.21 $39,950 4.9 %
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 6,160 $18.44 $17.65 $36,720 2.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $72,960 9.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 380 $7.70 $10.63 $22,120 8.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 240 (4) (4) $43,750 4.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,280 (4) (4) $43,340 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 670 (4) (4) $43,320 2.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 620 (4) (4) $46,310 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $45,050 3.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 150 (4) (4) $47,490 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $42,910 1.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $46,360 2.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 70 $25.82 $26.16 $54,410 2.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $8.49 $10.45 $21,750 7.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $24.89 $24.36 $50,660 2.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $13.12 $13.37 $27,820 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 150 $16.28 $17.92 $37,270 13.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,220 (4) (4) $14,850 2.0 %
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 930 $14.79 $16.44 $34,200 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $8.99 $9.22 $19,170 8.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $14.04 $14.01 $29,140 2.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $43,120 8.9 %
27-3010 Announcers 100 $10.33 $11.92 $24,790 8.9 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $15.36 $15.72 $32,700 4.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $18.70 $18.72 $38,940 4.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 80 $21.35 $23.26 $48,370 5.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (6) $20.67 $19.38 $40,310 5.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.77 $12.47 $25,940 5.6 %
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 5,390 $18.98 $24.55 $51,070 5.0 %
29-1020 Dentists 30 $64.32 $61.61 $128,140 13.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $18.83 $18.51 $38,510 2.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $34.10 $32.51 $67,620 2.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 (5) $91.56 $190,440 7.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $82.68 $171,970 8.7 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $100.90 $209,870 10.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $30.92 $29.62 $61,600 3.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,690 $22.07 $23.18 $48,210 3.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $25.21 $25.99 $54,070 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $27.57 $28.49 $59,260 2.1 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $13.74 $14.68 $30,530 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $24.43 $24.52 $51,010 1.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $18.63 $19.38 $40,320 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $11.62 $13.08 $27,210 5.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $18.48 $21.19 $44,080 11.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $14.18 $14.99 $31,180 9.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $18.23 $17.82 $37,060 2.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $11.84 $12.63 $26,260 3.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 310 $9.13 $9.25 $19,230 2.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $9.18 $9.24 $19,220 6.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 850 $12.77 $12.81 $26,630 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $11.77 $13.27 $27,610 5.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (6) $15.45 $16.22 $33,730 6.4 %
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 2,580 $8.92 $9.38 $19,510 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 110 $7.95 $8.18 $17,010 4.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,140 $7.91 $8.02 $16,690 2.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $12.78 $12.86 $26,760 2.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 540 $9.96 $9.94 $20,670 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $11.09 $11.25 $23,410 1.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $7.99 $8.02 $16,670 2.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $7.19 $7.44 $15,480 5.5 %
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 2,850 $13.04 $13.94 $28,990 4.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $22.13 $23.45 $48,780 4.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 410 $12.46 $12.67 $26,360 2.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 80 $12.82 $14.18 $29,490 4.5 %
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 9,760 $6.61 $7.07 $14,700 1.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $13.38 $14.87 $30,920 4.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $10.54 $10.78 $22,420 2.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 760 $6.34 $6.29 $13,090 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 790 $6.92 $7.47 $15,550 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 720 $7.01 $7.40 $15,390 3.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 540 $7.37 $7.46 $15,510 4.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 420 $6.62 $7.06 $14,690 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 210 $6.59 $7.05 $14,660 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,950 $6.40 $6.54 $13,610 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 320 $6.48 $6.69 $13,920 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,360 $6.37 $6.40 $13,310 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $6.57 $6.63 $13,780 2.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 450 $6.64 $6.63 $13,800 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $6.54 $6.66 $13,860 2.1 %
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 4,210 $7.47 $8.24 $17,130 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $12.04 $12.83 $26,690 2.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (6) $13.93 $14.97 $31,140 2.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,160 $7.13 $7.68 $15,980 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 950 $6.72 $7.00 $14,560 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $11.00 $11.13 $23,150 8.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 650 $8.67 $9.11 $18,950 3.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,360 $7.29 $8.38 $17,430 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $8.86 $11.74 $24,410 5.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $7.74 $8.22 $17,100 5.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $6.55 $7.25 $15,090 4.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $7.12 $7.64 $15,890 6.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 280 $8.53 $9.01 $18,750 4.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 640 $6.48 $6.56 $13,650 3.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 150 $6.95 $7.15 $14,870 4.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $14.71 $16.49 $34,300 8.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 340 $7.90 $9.04 $18,800 3.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 160 $8.43 $9.11 $18,940 4.6 %
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 10,550 $8.45 $11.90 $24,750 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 950 $12.41 $13.65 $28,390 2.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $21.60 $23.20 $48,260 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,470 $6.69 $7.03 $14,610 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $7.29 $8.11 $16,880 3.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $12.53 $13.74 $28,580 10.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,030 $7.70 $9.60 $19,970 4.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $12.83 $15.18 $31,570 6.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 450 $19.90 $23.14 $48,130 5.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $15.98 $23.62 $49,120 19.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 220 $23.01 $26.79 $55,720 10.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 680 $18.12 $20.18 $41,970 2.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $10.94 $14.15 $29,420 11.8 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (6) $15.65 $20.40 $42,430 28.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 130 $12.39 $16.03 $33,330 14.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 $8.69 $10.44 $21,710 5.2 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 50 $17.04 $14.87 $30,940 6.8 %
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 21,230 $10.71 $11.76 $24,460 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,600 $16.02 $17.96 $37,350 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 240 $8.23 $8.78 $18,270 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 490 $10.59 $11.06 $23,010 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 650 $10.84 $11.33 $23,570 3.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,480 $11.55 $11.84 $24,620 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $12.38 $12.69 $26,400 2.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 150 $14.16 $14.05 $29,220 4.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $8.30 $8.61 $17,910 2.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (6) $12.78 $13.44 $27,960 2.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 150 $10.37 $10.73 $22,310 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,410 $10.08 $10.84 $22,550 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $7.88 $8.26 $17,190 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 130 $7.56 $7.36 $15,300 2.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $9.24 $10.06 $20,930 10.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $8.41 $8.90 $18,500 8.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 200 $12.65 $13.07 $27,190 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 320 $11.48 $12.01 $24,980 5.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 290 $13.55 $13.69 $28,470 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 970 $8.71 $8.96 $18,650 1.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 80 $12.10 $11.63 $24,180 2.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $8.12 $8.28 $17,220 2.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $10.19 $10.26 $21,350 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $10.78 $11.95 $24,850 5.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $10.80 $13.00 $27,040 6.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $18.91 $18.65 $38,800 2.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 160 $18.42 $17.16 $35,690 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 $14.69 $15.76 $32,790 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 560 $10.39 $10.69 $22,240 3.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,480 $8.40 $9.07 $18,860 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $10.52 $10.83 $22,520 5.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 950 $13.34 $13.97 $29,070 1.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 250 $13.24 $13.06 $27,170 5.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 220 $10.18 $10.69 $22,230 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,510 $10.45 $11.03 $22,940 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 320 $14.44 $15.16 $31,540 1.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 360 $9.57 $9.93 $20,660 1.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $12.98 $13.05 $27,150 7.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $14.02 $17.02 $35,400 8.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 230 $9.51 $9.77 $20,320 2.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,130 $8.77 $9.22 $19,190 3.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 110 $11.13 $11.90 $24,750 1.8 %
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 120 $13.41 $14.06 $29,240 4.7 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $14.37 $14.96 $31,120 5.0 %
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 5,000 $11.54 $12.60 $26,220 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $19.10 $19.58 $40,720 1.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 150 $14.49 $13.60 $28,290 6.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 740 $11.18 $11.82 $24,570 2.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $10.63 $11.19 $23,280 5.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 440 $8.32 $8.58 $17,860 1.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $11.65 $12.24 $25,460 3.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $12.58 $12.62 $26,240 2.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 480 $16.00 $15.98 $33,240 2.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $12.72 $13.05 $27,140 5.2 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 50 $10.96 $10.39 $21,610 4.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $10.07 $10.59 $22,020 4.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $10.31 $11.13 $23,150 3.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 440 $15.19 $15.50 $32,250 4.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 250 $12.61 $12.67 $26,360 3.4 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $8.36 $8.06 $16,760 3.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 120 $9.51 $9.49 $19,750 2.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 140 $9.89 $10.04 $20,890 3.4 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $8.32 $8.58 $17,850 4.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $13.28 $14.08 $29,290 4.0 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 40 $9.85 $10.77 $22,400 5.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 30 $10.42 $11.33 $23,570 4.3 %
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 5,560 $14.21 $15.07 $31,350 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 370 $20.01 $20.88 $43,420 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 230 $18.03 $17.79 $37,010 9.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $16.36 $16.38 $34,060 3.0 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians (6) $22.18 $22.56 $46,920 5.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 $20.38 $20.21 $42,030 4.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 $11.87 $11.44 $23,800 3.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (6) $23.42 $22.61 $47,020 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 290 $12.57 $13.69 $28,480 11.7 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $10.75 $11.12 $23,130 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 580 $13.75 $14.07 $29,260 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $13.82 $14.59 $30,350 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $14.73 $15.48 $32,210 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (6) $8.86 $9.28 $19,300 4.3 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (6) $12.77 $13.61 $28,310 13.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $12.82 $13.33 $27,730 2.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (6) $13.11 $14.67 $30,520 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,400 $13.08 $13.35 $27,770 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $13.73 $15.69 $32,640 8.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $20.28 $19.91 $41,420 7.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $22.00 $20.90 $43,470 5.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $17.06 $17.16 $35,700 2.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 70 $12.46 $12.42 $25,840 2.5 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 $11.92 $12.04 $25,030 3.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 $10.49 $11.30 $23,510 5.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 10,930 $11.06 $12.22 $25,420 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 790 $20.13 $21.32 $44,340 3.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $8.50 $8.77 $18,240 12.7 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (6) $13.02 $13.09 $27,230 3.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $11.52 $11.93 $24,820 2.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,030 $11.55 $10.76 $22,380 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers (6) $22.78 $18.28 $38,020 7.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $10.48 $10.50 $21,850 2.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.53 $11.28 $23,470 5.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $9.84 $11.41 $23,740 25.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $16.45 $16.40 $34,120 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 210 $12.57 $13.42 $27,910 3.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $13.71 $14.08 $29,280 4.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 130 $19.07 $18.34 $38,150 5.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $12.93 $13.62 $28,330 6.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $6.81 $6.98 $14,510 2.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $6.86 $7.58 $15,760 5.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 180 $9.89 $10.15 $21,110 2.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (6) $10.53 $10.55 $21,950 3.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $12.20 $12.86 $26,740 4.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $18.34 $18.46 $38,410 6.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $10.65 $10.97 $22,820 7.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $9.34 $10.45 $21,730 4.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.42 $12.72 $26,460 7.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 90 $14.81 $14.72 $30,620 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 500 $11.22 $12.52 $26,030 3.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 110 $20.11 $17.79 $37,000 21.4 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 30 $7.98 $8.08 $16,800 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $8.67 $9.18 $19,090 4.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (6) $9.82 $11.45 $23,810 7.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 $10.03 $9.83 $20,450 25.2 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 100 $9.24 $12.19 $25,360 5.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $10.00 $9.93 $20,650 3.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 440 $9.25 $10.21 $21,230 6.1 %
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 8,720 $8.75 $9.94 $20,680 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $18.35 $17.80 $37,010 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $19.12 $19.80 $41,180 3.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 120 $8.92 $9.34 $19,420 9.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (6) $6.83 $7.55 $15,700 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 350 $6.87 $9.04 $18,800 9.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 810 $13.94 $14.63 $30,440 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,090 $10.00 $10.76 $22,370 4.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $7.95 $8.45 $17,570 5.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $8.59 $8.94 $18,590 4.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $10.20 $10.59 $22,030 7.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $11.78 $11.64 $24,210 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 690 $10.70 $11.34 $23,580 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $7.37 $7.79 $16,200 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,810 $8.15 $8.55 $17,790 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 320 $10.57 $11.01 $22,910 4.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,270 $6.90 $7.63 $15,880 3.9 %

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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Last Modified Date: December 1, 2003

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