Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of North Dakota and Minnesota. 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 Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN 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 98,090 $11.87 $14.80 $30,780 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 5,820 $26.85 $32.34 $67,260 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 320 $51.32 $60.63 $126,110 4.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,660 $28.09 $35.99 $74,850 2.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 $7.16 $9.06 $18,840 6.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $19.97 $20.96 $43,590 3.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 270 $27.42 $31.05 $64,570 6.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 350 $31.21 $33.70 $70,100 2.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $26.16 $26.91 $55,980 4.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $22.69 $24.99 $51,980 3.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 290 $34.71 $37.08 $77,120 6.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 400 $28.87 $33.42 $69,510 3.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 130 $25.59 $30.60 $63,640 5.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $23.71 $27.69 $57,590 4.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $21.52 $26.15 $54,390 5.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $24.45 $26.45 $55,010 3.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $22.99 $27.15 $56,480 5.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $13.00 $13.92 $28,940 3.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $61,410 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 110 $33.22 $38.99 $81,090 5.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $14.05 $15.74 $32,730 4.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $16.59 $18.13 $37,720 9.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $24.35 $25.94 $53,950 3.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 180 $12.82 $16.37 $34,050 9.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $17.79 $19.37 $40,300 2.6 %
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 2,830 $19.31 $22.27 $46,320 4.2 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $25.84 $25.23 $52,490 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $16.86 $18.40 $38,270 3.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $17.79 $19.25 $40,040 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $18.87 $19.08 $39,690 1.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $19.70 $20.75 $43,160 6.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $18.85 $20.46 $42,550 2.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $18.16 $18.39 $38,250 5.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $17.17 $18.51 $38,510 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $22.54 $23.94 $49,790 4.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 710 $18.62 $25.57 $53,190 11.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $20.65 $23.19 $48,240 5.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 80 $24.21 $26.47 $55,060 4.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $20.24 $19.14 $39,820 5.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 130 $13.75 $14.97 $31,140 2.6 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 30 $28.91 $30.04 $62,490 2.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $21.76 $23.06 $47,950 3.9 %
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 2,060 $20.23 $22.37 $46,520 6.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 440 $20.01 $22.26 $46,290 8.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 180 $25.81 $27.37 $56,930 4.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 610 $12.40 $13.91 $28,930 6.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 190 $27.00 $27.19 $56,550 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $22.66 $25.30 $52,630 6.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $22.45 $22.10 $45,970 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $21.14 $21.98 $45,710 2.8 %
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 1,520 $19.74 $21.69 $45,120 3.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 $24.44 $26.11 $54,310 6.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $13.56 $18.24 $37,940 16.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 220 $23.02 $25.11 $52,220 3.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $29.50 $30.66 $63,780 4.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $24.66 $25.74 $53,540 3.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $13.25 $13.90 $28,910 3.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (6) $22.68 $22.31 $46,410 4.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $12.60 $13.59 $28,270 4.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $14.39 $15.08 $31,370 3.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 210 $15.36 $16.28 $33,850 2.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (6) $15.45 $15.40 $32,020 3.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $15.38 $15.24 $31,700 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $11.55 $12.84 $26,710 3.6 %
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 940 $16.27 $18.48 $38,440 4.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 70 $18.03 $22.03 $45,810 12.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $18.18 $21.67 $45,070 7.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $21.30 $22.94 $47,700 5.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $17.96 $17.49 $36,380 3.6 %
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 1,540 $14.53 $14.47 $30,090 2.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $16.09 $16.20 $33,700 8.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $18.55 $18.82 $39,140 2.1 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (6) $17.09 $17.57 $36,560 2.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (6) $15.10 $16.11 $33,510 2.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 90 $11.25 $12.25 $25,480 5.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $17.34 $17.90 $37,230 1.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $16.48 $17.36 $36,100 4.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $14.79 $14.45 $30,060 7.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 450 $8.71 $10.15 $21,110 6.9 %
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 530 $21.05 $29.59 $61,550 8.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 220 $35.86 $44.56 $92,680 8.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 200 $16.53 $18.10 $37,640 3.0 %
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 5,680 $16.42 $17.30 $35,980 4.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $62,410 1.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $56,200 7.4 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $41,780 1.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $42,990 1.2 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $44,980 1.8 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $40,050 2.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $20.64 $19.41 $40,360 6.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $8.18 $8.54 $17,770 2.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 30 (4) (4) $31,410 6.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,320 (4) (4) $37,560 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $36,740 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $38,300 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 240 (4) (4) $37,800 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $36,890 1.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $9.04 $10.36 $21,550 9.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $18.23 $18.11 $37,680 2.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $9.16 $10.34 $21,510 3.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,030 (4) (4) $18,910 5.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,280 $13.02 $15.01 $31,220 3.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $8.13 $8.28 $17,230 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $13.82 $14.50 $30,170 2.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 80 $15.91 $16.68 $34,700 5.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 (4) (4) $35,650 5.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $28,170 16.2 %
27-3010 Announcers 80 $8.58 $10.21 $21,230 3.9 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 80 $12.30 $13.53 $28,150 8.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $18.21 $18.78 $39,060 3.2 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $13.33 $15.26 $31,750 9.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $19.83 $19.76 $41,100 2.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $19.33 $19.63 $40,820 8.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $15.22 $15.16 $31,530 2.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 120 $9.76 $10.84 $22,540 4.2 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 60 $6.70 $8.50 $17,690 6.5 %
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 4,470 $18.87 $22.58 $46,970 2.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.67 $18.50 $38,490 4.3 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $11.83 $23.91 $49,740 29.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $30.29 $31.16 $64,810 3.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 (5) $90.04 $187,290 7.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,600 $20.72 $21.30 $44,290 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $20.41 $20.94 $43,560 3.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $26.82 $27.36 $56,910 2.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $13.05 $13.33 $27,740 7.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $16.46 $16.71 $34,760 4.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $21.21 $21.58 $44,880 2.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $17.27 $17.69 $36,790 3.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $12.57 $12.77 $26,560 2.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $24.48 $23.86 $49,630 3.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 70 $15.66 $18.81 $39,120 16.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 90 $10.66 $10.90 $22,670 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $12.51 $13.03 $27,100 4.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $9.41 $10.13 $21,070 4.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 540 $13.49 $13.66 $28,420 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $9.72 $10.40 $21,630 5.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $9.64 $10.53 $21,900 7.6 %
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 2,730 $9.28 $9.96 $20,720 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 980 $8.41 $8.63 $17,960 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,050 $9.45 $9.59 $19,940 1.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $13.03 $13.03 $27,100 3.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 40 $11.73 $11.28 $23,460 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $11.25 $12.04 $25,040 1.9 %
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 1,250 $12.04 $13.61 $28,300 6.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $25.99 $26.54 $55,210 2.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 110 $15.58 $15.16 $31,540 11.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 90 $13.13 $14.12 $29,360 1.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $21.17 $23.80 $49,510 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 250 $18.86 $18.64 $38,760 1.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 480 $8.17 $8.28 $17,220 2.2 %
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 9,280 $7.12 $7.76 $16,150 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 140 $12.02 $12.53 $26,050 6.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 710 $9.58 $10.52 $21,880 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 410 $7.04 $7.02 $14,590 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $8.89 $8.81 $18,330 6.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 690 $8.31 $8.40 $17,460 1.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 150 $7.68 $8.10 $16,840 2.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 740 $9.65 $10.27 $21,370 10.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 800 $6.44 $6.55 $13,630 1.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,660 $7.32 $7.34 $15,270 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 430 $7.64 $7.70 $16,010 4.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,080 $6.44 $6.68 $13,890 1.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $7.68 $8.14 $16,940 5.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 250 $6.61 $6.72 $13,980 2.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 400 $6.65 $6.73 $14,000 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 400 $6.56 $6.84 $14,230 3.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,420 $8.54 $9.40 $19,560 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $10.98 $12.28 $25,550 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $16.75 $17.96 $37,350 6.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,760 $8.73 $9.43 $19,620 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $7.60 $7.63 $15,870 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $8.85 $9.73 $20,230 2.7 %
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 2,660 $8.30 $9.39 $19,520 2.1 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 40 $10.20 $10.89 $22,650 6.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $12.19 $11.85 $24,650 8.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $7.87 $8.40 $17,480 5.4 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 240 $8.29 $9.39 $19,520 6.1 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 90 $8.16 $8.19 $17,040 7.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 170 $7.78 $7.69 $15,980 4.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $6.90 $7.32 $15,230 3.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 460 $9.57 $10.69 $22,240 4.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 430 $7.37 $7.99 $16,610 4.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 170 $8.17 $8.20 $17,060 4.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 280 $8.84 $10.74 $22,350 8.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 110 $9.01 $10.75 $22,360 10.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $10.62 $12.37 $25,720 6.2 %
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 11,660 $9.12 $12.99 $27,030 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 990 $13.27 $15.50 $32,250 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $19.09 $22.67 $47,140 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,260 $7.32 $7.40 $15,400 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 370 $7.87 $8.81 $18,320 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 330 $12.23 $13.06 $27,170 3.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,270 $8.23 $9.85 $20,490 2.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $14.51 $15.37 $31,980 5.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 470 $20.42 $26.71 $55,560 12.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 $21.52 $38.15 $79,340 22.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (6) $13.22 $14.03 $29,170 4.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 290 $21.63 $24.97 $51,930 5.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,240 $18.48 $21.11 $43,900 2.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 110 $8.79 $11.29 $23,490 9.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (6) $16.85 $21.22 $44,150 29.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $19.80 $22.42 $46,640 12.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $8.02 $8.88 $18,470 5.2 %
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 17,600 $11.18 $12.03 $25,020 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 810 $15.41 $16.37 $34,060 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $9.80 $9.78 $20,330 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $11.05 $11.76 $24,470 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $11.48 $12.02 $25,000 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,650 $11.63 $11.80 $24,540 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $13.50 $13.67 $28,430 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.26 $13.73 $28,550 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 610 $9.24 $9.44 $19,630 1.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,530 $12.83 $14.02 $29,150 7.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $10.14 $10.15 $21,110 2.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 320 $8.05 $8.09 $16,830 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 290 $9.29 $9.58 $19,920 3.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $7.26 $8.75 $18,190 4.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 230 $12.21 $12.49 $25,980 4.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $12.61 $12.62 $26,250 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 430 $10.89 $11.17 $23,240 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $14.06 $14.49 $30,130 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 910 $9.51 $9.49 $19,750 2.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $13.43 $14.65 $30,470 6.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $10.75 $10.03 $20,860 3.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $14.88 $14.99 $31,180 1.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $14.99 $15.50 $32,240 2.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (6) $12.59 $13.24 $27,530 6.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $15.44 $16.42 $34,150 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 770 $10.55 $11.01 $22,900 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,170 $8.79 $9.33 $19,400 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (6) $7.89 $8.60 $17,880 6.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,020 $13.44 $14.54 $30,240 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $11.97 $12.26 $25,500 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 130 $10.24 $10.53 $21,910 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,410 $11.29 $11.73 $24,410 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 210 $12.91 $13.55 $28,190 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 480 $10.00 $10.13 $21,070 3.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 110 $11.29 $11.79 $24,520 3.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 370 $10.40 $11.02 $22,920 5.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 130 $9.60 $9.85 $20,480 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,720 $10.32 $10.63 $22,110 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (6) $9.78 $9.94 $20,670 1.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 30 $14.62 $16.76 $34,860 6.9 %
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 100 $11.80 $13.15 $27,360 2.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 40 $10.70 $10.88 $22,630 5.6 %
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 4,880 $14.67 $15.91 $33,090 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 440 $20.74 $21.88 $45,510 2.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $24.49 $23.71 $49,320 6.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 720 $14.73 $14.95 $31,100 2.1 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 30 $12.01 $11.73 $24,410 5.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 230 $13.29 $13.59 $28,270 2.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 940 $11.30 $11.53 $23,990 1.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $14.74 $13.96 $29,030 6.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $15.42 $15.40 $32,020 1.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 120 $21.27 $20.56 $42,760 7.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 430 $19.39 $19.06 $39,640 5.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (6) $12.95 $13.62 $28,340 9.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $13.73 $14.62 $30,410 3.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 360 $21.07 $21.42 $44,560 3.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $13.04 $13.33 $27,740 3.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $17.98 $17.25 $35,880 2.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $12.85 $14.71 $30,590 19.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 60 $10.25 $10.65 $22,150 3.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 90 $11.93 $11.80 $24,530 7.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $12.31 $12.09 $25,150 6.7 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 50 $10.73 $10.75 $22,370 1.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $20.04 $20.58 $42,820 2.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $14.17 $14.46 $30,080 4.0 %
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 3,740 $15.07 $15.71 $32,670 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 350 $19.67 $20.18 $41,960 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 160 $13.84 $14.94 $31,060 5.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (6) $11.84 $11.97 $24,890 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 $20.27 $20.12 $41,840 5.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 100 $18.23 $18.38 $38,220 3.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $16.10 $16.35 $34,010 4.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $14.93 $15.52 $32,280 2.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 360 $14.13 $13.93 $28,980 1.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 70 $14.63 $14.62 $30,410 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $15.73 $16.28 $33,860 5.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $9.20 $9.56 $19,890 4.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 $18.45 $19.13 $39,780 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $16.23 $16.65 $34,630 6.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 650 $13.18 $13.30 $27,660 1.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $21.66 $21.37 $44,450 4.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $15.10 $15.51 $32,250 2.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $11.51 $12.75 $26,520 3.1 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,620 $10.60 $11.68 $24,290 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 480 $15.57 $16.80 $34,940 4.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $8.66 $9.25 $19,250 2.3 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 50 $10.90 $12.10 $25,160 8.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 900 $9.19 $9.59 $19,940 1.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 240 $12.28 $11.58 $24,080 4.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $10.83 $11.51 $23,950 1.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 80 $8.02 $8.49 $17,650 5.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $8.81 $9.39 $19,540 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $13.52 $13.88 $28,860 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 500 $13.28 $13.58 $28,250 2.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $12.45 $13.46 $28,000 9.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $13.30 $14.83 $30,850 10.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $12.14 $13.26 $27,570 6.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $9.25 $8.94 $18,600 4.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $9.48 $9.59 $19,940 2.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 160 $10.88 $10.81 $22,470 2.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (6) $10.95 $11.23 $23,350 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $16.18 $17.25 $35,890 1.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $15.67 $16.33 $33,960 2.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.94 $12.82 $26,670 3.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $17.52 $16.47 $34,250 3.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.15 $11.76 $24,450 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $12.55 $13.99 $29,090 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $10.52 $10.51 $21,860 6.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.43 $12.23 $25,440 2.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $8.91 $9.78 $20,350 3.8 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.05 $10.84 $22,550 16.3 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 50 $13.94 $15.25 $31,710 10.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 100 $8.85 $9.21 $19,170 4.3 %
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 7,450 $11.44 $12.70 $26,420 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $15.36 $16.45 $34,220 4.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $18.54 $19.76 $41,100 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 310 $10.69 $10.70 $22,250 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 510 $11.59 $11.88 $24,720 5.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,940 $16.77 $16.73 $34,810 2.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 700 $10.19 $11.95 $24,870 8.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $7.92 $8.07 $16,790 3.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 150 $8.49 $8.93 $18,570 3.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $12.49 $13.38 $27,830 4.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (6) $16.70 $16.83 $35,010 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 320 $11.35 $11.60 $24,120 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,450 $10.08 $10.83 $22,530 3.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 50 $9.62 $10.00 $20,800 10.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 540 $7.05 $7.30 $15,180 2.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $13.75 $13.50 $28,080 3.0 %

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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Last Modified Date: December 1, 2003

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