Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

El Paso, TX MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the El Paso, TX MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas. 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 248,800 $9.83 $13.36 $27,790 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 12,740 $25.32 $30.54 $63,520 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 970 $47.29 $55.27 $114,960 8.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,190 $25.22 $31.96 $66,470 3.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 $18.41 $20.73 $43,110 5.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 200 $25.39 $32.09 $66,750 6.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 520 $27.45 $32.01 $66,580 5.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $23.11 $26.13 $54,340 6.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 460 $20.74 $24.34 $50,620 3.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 250 $27.79 $30.19 $62,790 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 730 $30.35 $33.79 $70,290 3.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 220 $24.00 $27.10 $56,360 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 320 $27.20 $29.65 $61,670 3.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 200 $24.80 $25.88 $53,840 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 220 $21.52 $23.34 $48,550 4.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 580 $21.15 $24.31 $50,560 3.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $9.68 $11.33 $23,560 6.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 570 (4) (4) $60,850 1.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 120 $32.45 $34.82 $72,430 6.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 220 $36.83 $37.76 $78,540 4.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 610 $16.12 $15.93 $33,130 3.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $11.60 $14.18 $29,490 7.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 390 $26.90 $30.05 $62,510 6.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 $16.49 $18.07 $37,590 9.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 230 $13.81 $16.64 $34,600 10.9 %
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 6,850 $19.86 $21.26 $44,210 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $14.36 $16.43 $34,180 6.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 630 $15.88 $17.73 $36,890 2.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 260 $23.80 $23.84 $49,590 4.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 880 $22.25 $21.47 $44,650 2.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 240 $18.47 $20.58 $42,800 6.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 260 $14.52 $15.35 $31,920 4.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $20.61 $21.77 $45,290 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 370 $19.44 $19.78 $41,150 2.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 250 $25.92 $34.39 $71,530 16.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (6) $13.96 $15.86 $33,000 6.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,430 $22.02 $23.42 $48,710 3.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 140 $18.90 $19.12 $39,780 6.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 100 $19.93 $22.70 $47,220 4.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 140 $27.48 $29.91 $62,220 8.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $16.46 $23.17 $48,200 21.9 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 30 $19.20 $21.59 $44,910 10.9 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 50 $14.93 $15.78 $32,830 8.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 330 $15.32 $17.30 $35,980 9.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 110 $22.96 $22.40 $46,590 8.1 %
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 2,190 $23.33 $25.85 $53,760 5.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) $35.06 $39.32 $81,780 11.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 220 $37.77 $36.75 $76,450 10.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 510 $15.09 $16.15 $33,590 5.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 440 $24.80 $25.23 $52,480 4.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $22.75 $23.22 $48,300 6.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $21.52 $22.64 $47,090 4.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $21.01 $23.20 $48,250 5.3 %
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 2,800 $22.04 $24.12 $50,180 4.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 150 $23.96 $27.98 $58,200 16.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $15.00 $15.90 $33,060 11.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (6) $28.73 $29.68 $61,730 2.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $25.74 $26.12 $54,330 3.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 50 $28.03 $32.49 $67,580 15.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 190 $25.96 $28.30 $58,870 7.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 $28.31 $29.65 $61,670 6.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $27.41 $27.27 $56,720 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 210 $27.93 $28.28 $58,820 2.7 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 50 $30.23 $29.62 $61,620 3.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 180 $33.19 $33.17 $68,990 8.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $17.02 $22.00 $45,760 8.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $19.88 $20.46 $42,560 8.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $15.15 $15.54 $32,320 6.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 410 $16.18 $16.17 $33,630 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 190 $21.88 $23.56 $49,000 7.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 80 $15.13 $16.04 $33,360 10.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $17.79 $20.36 $42,340 5.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $17.90 $17.78 $36,990 8.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $11.13 $11.77 $24,480 2.5 %
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 890 $19.30 $21.05 $43,780 4.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $18.69 $18.86 $39,240 3.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $17.87 $21.49 $44,690 6.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $15.09 $19.14 $39,810 8.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $23.19 $25.94 $53,950 8.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $16.61 $15.98 $33,240 5.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 100 $18.08 $18.53 $38,530 10.3 %
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 2,680 $13.99 $15.35 $31,930 3.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 750 $19.50 $19.12 $39,760 7.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 120 $10.65 $12.15 $25,270 7.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 340 $13.72 $14.05 $29,230 3.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $18.65 $17.68 $36,780 5.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (6) $12.47 $13.09 $27,220 7.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $13.68 $14.92 $31,030 7.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $8.11 $8.76 $18,220 6.0 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,060 $25.32 $35.52 $73,890 13.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 470 $51.15 $57.37 $119,330 5.4 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $44.77 $32.54 $67,680 17.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 350 $13.24 $15.19 $31,600 5.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 30 $16.37 $17.57 $36,540 9.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 60 $21.63 $24.27 $50,490 14.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 21,500 $16.17 $16.31 $33,920 2.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 200 (4) (4) $51,500 15.3 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $47,290 8.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 230 (4) (4) $47,640 13.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $50,930 7.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $43,360 9.7 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 270 (4) (4) $46,190 6.8 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $43,650 5.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 370 $13.38 $13.86 $28,840 3.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 600 $7.12 $10.36 $21,550 8.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 190 (4) (4) $41,930 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 4,600 (4) (4) $39,470 1.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 3,080 (4) (4) $40,440 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 350 (4) (4) $42,060 1.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 400 (4) (4) $38,020 2.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $37,770 1.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $43,700 1.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 150 $12.15 $12.24 $25,460 3.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $10.08 $11.65 $24,230 11.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 300 $21.30 $21.18 $44,040 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 190 $11.14 $11.21 $23,310 4.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 210 $24.07 $23.55 $48,980 4.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,360 (4) (4) $15,680 2.7 %
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 1,590 $12.04 $14.36 $29,860 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $6.72 $7.62 $15,840 12.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $13.33 $14.43 $30,020 6.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $8.23 $10.10 $21,000 7.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $39,040 8.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $46,160 3.4 %
27-3010 Announcers (6) $10.27 $13.33 $27,730 5.2 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 130 $14.86 $14.86 $30,900 4.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $17.08 $17.86 $37,150 8.1 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $16.85 $16.54 $34,400 4.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $23.26 $22.07 $45,900 4.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 $16.78 $17.71 $36,830 9.2 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 70 $9.57 $10.63 $22,120 4.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $9.88 $10.68 $22,220 3.5 %
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 9,540 $19.93 $28.64 $59,570 6.6 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $96.87 $201,480 13.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $18.84 $18.36 $38,190 4.8 %
29-1041 Optometrists 50 $50.97 $50.48 $104,990 5.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 290 $37.41 $36.44 $75,800 1.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 $57.83 $61.80 $128,550 7.6 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) $56.16 $67.20 $139,780 23.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 140 $31.55 $32.79 $68,210 13.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,390 $20.90 $21.14 $43,970 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $24.93 $25.58 $53,200 4.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 190 $28.50 $27.71 $57,630 3.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $18.06 $18.43 $38,340 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 250 $22.70 $22.60 $47,010 2.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $26.58 $33.35 $69,360 21.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 300 $21.29 $21.50 $44,710 3.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 250 $10.98 $11.84 $24,620 4.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $16.02 $19.07 $39,660 14.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 130 $15.97 $16.56 $34,440 3.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 80 $21.76 $22.50 $46,800 7.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 230 $17.79 $18.52 $38,520 3.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 330 $12.65 $12.22 $25,420 11.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (6) $12.62 $14.06 $29,240 8.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 400 $10.34 $10.67 $22,200 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $12.27 $12.18 $25,320 4.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (6) $10.79 $11.14 $23,170 9.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 790 $15.72 $15.96 $33,190 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $9.13 $10.45 $21,740 6.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 190 $8.88 $9.19 $19,120 4.1 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $16.40 $18.02 $37,480 4.6 %
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 5,840 $8.15 $8.96 $18,630 4.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,610 $6.47 $7.88 $16,380 14.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,800 $7.59 $8.03 $16,700 3.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 150 $8.53 $8.14 $16,940 8.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 390 $10.62 $10.93 $22,740 4.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 750 $8.92 $9.71 $20,190 6.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $10.61 $10.78 $22,410 6.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $9.73 $9.76 $20,300 2.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (6) $8.84 $8.92 $18,540 4.1 %
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 9,150 $13.13 $14.04 $29,210 9.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $16.14 $17.77 $36,960 9.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 370 $22.80 $27.03 $56,210 11.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 550 $19.39 $19.01 $39,530 4.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 480 $14.94 $15.03 $31,260 9.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 590 $22.18 $24.14 $50,220 6.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 2,140 $17.95 $18.47 $38,430 3.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 60 $14.57 $14.81 $30,800 6.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 4,060 $7.05 $8.27 $17,200 5.1 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (6) $8.85 $8.79 $18,290 4.9 %
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 21,130 $6.57 $7.01 $14,590 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 250 $6.99 $9.57 $19,910 11.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,220 $10.68 $10.77 $22,400 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 820 $6.52 $6.51 $13,530 2.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 720 $7.91 $8.89 $18,500 5.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,560 $7.43 $7.46 $15,520 3.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $6.46 $6.62 $13,760 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,290 $6.62 $6.91 $14,370 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,260 $6.24 $6.41 $13,330 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,790 $6.40 $6.46 $13,440 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 500 $6.42 $6.58 $13,690 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 4,320 $6.50 $6.68 $13,900 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 450 $6.95 $7.81 $16,240 8.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 870 $6.51 $6.49 $13,490 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 840 $6.48 $6.38 $13,260 1.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 740 $6.47 $6.47 $13,450 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 7,370 $6.86 $7.65 $15,920 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 240 $10.41 $11.59 $24,100 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $10.00 $11.32 $23,550 8.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4,270 $6.75 $7.41 $15,410 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,450 $6.54 $6.60 $13,720 1.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,070 $7.67 $8.28 $17,220 4.4 %
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 7,040 $6.47 $6.98 $14,520 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $11.26 $12.38 $25,740 6.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $6.67 $7.31 $15,200 7.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (6) $6.35 $6.23 $12,960 3.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 310 $6.61 $7.17 $14,920 5.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (6) $9.34 $9.09 $18,920 2.9 %
39-5011 Barbers 40 $8.12 $7.84 $16,300 5.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 590 $6.67 $7.58 $15,770 9.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,060 $6.52 $6.71 $13,950 1.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 3,650 $6.28 $6.18 $12,850 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 250 $10.56 $10.88 $22,630 2.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $7.11 $8.07 $16,790 7.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 150 $9.77 $9.98 $20,760 7.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 28,230 $8.06 $10.89 $22,640 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,340 $12.80 $14.84 $30,870 4.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 7,380 $6.60 $6.93 $14,410 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 730 $7.34 $9.05 $18,830 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 940 $9.79 $10.37 $21,560 4.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 9,620 $7.50 $9.39 $19,520 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 140 $16.30 $19.68 $40,940 5.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 650 $8.87 $15.08 $31,370 15.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $27.64 $36.16 $75,200 11.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $10.20 $10.45 $21,740 4.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 310 $28.11 $36.55 $76,020 22.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,030 $16.57 $19.45 $40,450 4.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $10.37 $12.02 $25,000 4.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 290 $8.92 $10.54 $21,920 15.7 %
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 41,850 $9.68 $10.93 $22,730 2.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,850 $14.14 $16.73 $34,800 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 360 $8.09 $8.45 $17,570 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 540 $10.75 $11.20 $23,310 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 890 $10.04 $10.43 $21,700 1.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,450 $11.08 $11.61 $24,150 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 400 $11.56 $11.80 $24,550 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 160 $11.74 $12.51 $26,010 5.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,040 $8.27 $8.41 $17,490 2.1 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 70 $11.53 $13.04 $27,120 10.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $10.79 $11.23 $23,350 2.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (6) $11.75 $12.14 $25,250 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,790 $8.86 $10.06 $20,930 5.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $10.08 $9.96 $20,720 8.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 490 $8.09 $8.55 $17,780 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $6.82 $7.22 $15,020 5.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 700 $13.12 $12.98 $26,990 5.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 180 $8.48 $8.50 $17,680 2.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 270 $12.16 $12.14 $25,250 3.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 190 $10.08 $11.00 $22,880 6.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 400 $10.24 $10.73 $22,320 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 310 $12.05 $12.40 $25,780 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,180 $7.93 $8.30 $17,260 2.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 200 $10.42 $11.86 $24,660 5.3 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 180 $10.53 $11.66 $24,260 7.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 350 $7.12 $7.78 $16,170 3.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $13.47 $12.90 $26,830 4.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 340 $10.80 $11.07 $23,020 4.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $10.56 $10.69 $22,240 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 640 $11.20 $12.07 $25,100 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2,230 $8.93 $9.61 $19,990 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,090 $7.41 $8.20 $17,050 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 130 $10.87 $11.88 $24,720 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,890 $12.78 $17.32 $36,020 16.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 400 $13.01 $14.19 $29,510 6.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 260 $9.33 $9.85 $20,490 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,400 $8.96 $9.77 $20,330 3.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 230 $11.35 $12.36 $25,720 4.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 590 $9.38 $9.72 $20,230 2.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 340 $10.35 $10.39 $21,620 2.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 320 $11.21 $13.65 $28,390 8.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 100 $10.91 $10.84 $22,550 5.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,700 $8.45 $8.88 $18,470 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 140 $9.34 $9.96 $20,730 5.0 %
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 560 $7.10 $8.75 $18,190 8.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 30 $7.64 $8.08 $16,820 5.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 50 $8.01 $8.90 $18,510 7.9 %
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 10,490 $10.42 $11.67 $24,270 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 790 $18.93 $20.46 $42,550 2.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 150 $20.29 $18.97 $39,450 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,100 $9.38 $9.59 $19,960 5.5 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 70 $9.34 $9.56 $19,890 2.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 440 $10.25 $10.58 $22,000 2.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,700 $8.20 $8.47 $17,620 2.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 250 $11.33 $11.56 $24,050 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 670 $11.43 $12.02 $25,000 4.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $11.20 $11.60 $24,120 4.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 780 $16.36 $16.36 $34,030 3.3 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $8.85 $9.36 $19,470 2.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 310 $9.18 $9.49 $19,740 5.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 130 $10.73 $10.65 $22,150 1.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 580 $13.58 $14.92 $31,040 5.0 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 50 $10.61 $11.08 $23,040 2.0 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 70 $9.93 $9.49 $19,730 2.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 280 $8.79 $8.69 $18,070 2.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 630 $9.05 $10.17 $21,150 4.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 170 $11.62 $11.52 $23,960 1.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 110 $8.56 $8.69 $18,080 5.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 250 $9.86 $9.76 $20,300 5.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $9.57 $9.70 $20,170 3.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $15.79 $15.62 $32,480 7.5 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 40 $12.08 $12.87 $26,780 2.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 230 $9.21 $10.15 $21,110 8.0 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (6) $9.42 $10.82 $22,510 11.5 %
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 9,870 $12.06 $13.27 $27,590 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 640 $17.97 $19.33 $40,200 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $15.34 $14.61 $30,390 5.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 210 $13.87 $15.19 $31,590 6.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 120 $10.02 $10.02 $20,850 7.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $7.87 $8.56 $17,810 8.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 $17.68 $17.47 $36,340 6.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 440 $9.93 $11.28 $23,470 4.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,760 $11.60 $12.33 $25,650 3.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 400 $12.72 $13.27 $27,600 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $13.16 $13.23 $27,530 4.3 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $9.93 $10.40 $21,630 1.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (6) $7.96 $8.69 $18,080 9.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 200 $9.57 $9.59 $19,940 7.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $15.79 $16.95 $35,260 7.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $12.05 $12.83 $26,680 4.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $12.15 $13.13 $27,320 3.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 390 $15.09 $15.65 $32,550 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,400 $10.66 $11.67 $24,270 3.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 220 $13.43 $13.61 $28,320 4.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 320 $21.38 $20.10 $41,800 5.6 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (6) $11.55 $10.74 $22,330 5.2 %
49-9096 Riggers 180 $12.47 $12.15 $25,260 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 580 $9.71 $9.68 $20,140 4.9 %
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 23,850 $8.83 $9.98 $20,770 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,370 $16.59 $17.73 $36,890 1.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 200 $7.06 $7.86 $16,350 7.9 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (6) $9.54 $9.84 $20,470 3.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,930 $7.83 $8.10 $16,840 3.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 360 $8.11 $8.90 $18,500 4.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 430 $7.59 $9.09 $18,910 4.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 90 $6.83 $6.93 $14,420 2.3 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $15.93 $15.41 $32,050 5.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 480 $10.65 $11.42 $23,760 6.0 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $9.72 $10.39 $21,600 6.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $8.56 $9.56 $19,890 5.5 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $11.90 $12.17 $25,320 6.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $10.04 $10.29 $21,400 5.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $10.91 $10.93 $22,730 7.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 640 $11.14 $12.37 $25,740 3.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 880 $9.84 $10.37 $21,580 5.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $8.37 $8.77 $18,230 5.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 190 $16.30 $17.03 $35,410 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 400 $11.04 $11.81 $24,570 3.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $10.46 $12.31 $25,590 7.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 80 $10.24 $10.04 $20,890 5.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $7.86 $9.73 $20,240 10.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $14.00 $13.64 $28,380 3.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 310 $8.08 $8.63 $17,940 3.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 480 $7.01 $7.60 $15,800 5.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 410 $7.42 $8.51 $17,700 7.3 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 50 $8.38 $8.56 $17,800 6.1 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $7.93 $8.95 $18,620 4.3 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $7.73 $8.05 $16,750 6.7 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $12.55 $11.92 $24,790 6.8 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers (6) $9.69 $13.40 $27,880 9.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 50 $7.03 $7.41 $15,410 10.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 190 $8.22 $9.08 $18,880 6.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 30 $8.42 $8.49 $17,660 5.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 350 $12.47 $12.57 $26,150 2.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $8.52 $8.71 $18,120 3.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $10.35 $11.06 $23,000 5.5 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 30 $8.98 $9.36 $19,460 6.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $9.86 $10.58 $22,000 3.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $10.35 $10.69 $22,230 7.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $8.48 $8.62 $17,920 3.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,300 $8.76 $9.71 $20,190 3.4 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 40 $11.94 $11.91 $24,780 7.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $11.31 $16.04 $33,350 9.9 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 90 $7.71 $7.95 $16,540 3.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 900 $8.40 $8.98 $18,680 3.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 70 $12.33 $13.99 $29,100 12.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 30 $7.03 $7.91 $16,460 9.6 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $7.64 $8.05 $16,730 2.2 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $8.56 $8.90 $18,500 4.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,350 $7.07 $7.51 $15,630 2.8 %
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 21,580 $9.17 $10.31 $21,450 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 420 $13.49 $15.11 $31,430 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 310 $16.85 $17.78 $36,980 5.4 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 40 (4) (4) $59,840 5.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 810 $13.37 $13.17 $27,390 5.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 550 $8.60 $9.85 $20,480 6.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,200 $10.73 $12.84 $26,700 4.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,230 $10.15 $11.29 $23,490 4.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 230 $7.34 $8.75 $18,200 11.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 150 $6.52 $6.87 $14,290 3.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 270 $7.85 $8.30 $17,260 8.0 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 80 $13.49 $14.73 $30,640 5.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 130 $11.57 $11.10 $23,090 4.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $15.79 $15.74 $32,730 4.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $8.83 $9.30 $19,340 3.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,330 $9.90 $10.09 $20,990 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 590 $6.61 $6.76 $14,060 1.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,240 $7.85 $8.11 $16,870 1.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 230 $7.19 $7.62 $15,860 4.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,280 $7.01 $7.32 $15,230 1.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $9.40 $9.76 $20,300 9.6 %

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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