Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma. 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 Fort Smith, AR-OK 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 97,860 $10.86 $12.95 $26,940 1.4 %
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 3,890 $26.05 $29.70 $61,780 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $67.09 $67.98 $141,410 8.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,410 $26.83 $32.15 $66,880 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 $6.91 $16.18 $33,650 19.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $23.31 $25.41 $52,850 5.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $28.40 $31.89 $66,330 4.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 $31.53 $33.11 $68,870 3.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $22.36 $23.36 $48,580 3.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $29.79 $29.84 $62,070 6.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 $27.71 $31.44 $65,390 3.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 100 $28.55 $29.39 $61,130 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 190 $25.86 $28.06 $58,360 3.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $24.21 $24.92 $51,830 3.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $26.97 $27.85 $57,940 5.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $25.40 $26.58 $55,290 3.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $9.16 $10.75 $22,360 6.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $62,540 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $36.15 $38.83 $80,760 5.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 $12.96 $14.84 $30,860 4.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $30.07 $31.22 $64,930 3.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $13.26 $18.61 $38,710 5.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $18.04 $19.39 $40,330 7.3 %
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 1,850 $16.70 $18.82 $39,150 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (6) $17.68 $20.05 $41,700 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $19.98 $21.02 $43,730 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $16.00 $17.20 $35,780 4.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $21.56 $23.64 $49,160 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $13.18 $14.43 $30,000 3.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $15.07 $16.93 $35,210 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 170 $12.68 $15.20 $31,630 6.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $17.81 $19.21 $39,950 9.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 340 $17.11 $19.56 $40,680 4.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $14.12 $16.49 $34,300 1.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $16.87 $19.73 $41,040 6.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $21.57 $20.38 $42,390 1.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 550 $18.58 $20.56 $42,770 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $18.50 $19.70 $40,980 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 $12.39 $13.05 $27,130 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (6) $27.17 $27.69 $57,590 4.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $19.22 $21.49 $44,710 4.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 $15.80 $16.63 $34,590 5.8 %
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 760 $18.81 $20.18 $41,980 2.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $25.29 $25.44 $52,910 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $24.34 $24.73 $51,440 3.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 $25.65 $25.44 $52,920 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $26.05 $26.61 $55,340 2.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $13.70 $14.54 $30,240 3.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $13.52 $14.09 $29,310 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $11.20 $11.98 $24,910 2.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 230 $16.95 $19.16 $39,860 3.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $18.91 $19.96 $41,530 5.7 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 690 $12.78 $13.93 $28,970 3.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $10.06 $10.63 $22,120 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $21.11 $20.21 $42,040 3.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $14.89 $14.60 $30,370 2.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $13.14 $14.58 $30,320 5.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (6) $11.90 $12.96 $26,950 10.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $8.58 $9.48 $19,710 5.4 %
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 310 $18.30 $26.84 $55,820 9.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $35.70 $43.77 $91,040 11.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $12.21 $13.77 $28,650 9.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $17.54 $17.48 $36,370 2.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 60 $14.01 $16.09 $33,460 6.3 %
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 4,380 $15.64 $15.22 $31,660 2.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $11.52 $13.75 $28,600 15.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 150 $6.81 $8.18 $17,010 4.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 190 (4) (4) $32,910 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,070 (4) (4) $35,150 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 470 (4) (4) $37,530 2.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 650 (4) (4) $37,250 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $41,340 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $36,020 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $38,520 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $37,680 2.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 30 $14.64 $15.38 $31,980 1.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $20.17 $20.01 $41,620 2.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 440 (4) (4) $14,490 1.8 %
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 640 $12.03 $14.27 $29,680 5.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.43 $8.79 $18,280 3.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $12.39 $12.93 $26,900 2.4 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $7.88 $10.05 $20,910 6.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $11.89 $16.76 $34,860 15.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $15.07 $15.52 $32,280 4.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $9.05 $11.95 $24,860 12.3 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5,300 $15.91 $20.81 $43,290 4.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $36.25 $33.87 $70,460 2.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 (5) $94.58 $196,730 8.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,890 $18.68 $19.22 $39,980 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $25.23 $25.16 $52,330 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $24.17 $23.09 $48,020 3.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $18.69 $19.77 $41,130 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $14.48 $14.21 $29,570 4.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $22.41 $21.16 $44,010 16.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 $16.20 $16.84 $35,030 4.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $20.24 $19.98 $41,550 3.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $15.37 $15.78 $32,820 2.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $9.52 $10.45 $21,740 3.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $8.87 $9.41 $19,570 3.9 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (6) $14.33 $14.25 $29,650 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (6) $12.34 $12.32 $25,620 1.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,210 $12.02 $12.13 $25,230 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $11.36 $12.43 $25,860 3.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $10.51 $10.58 $22,000 8.0 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,590 $8.14 $8.71 $18,110 1.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 530 $8.17 $9.05 $18,820 5.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,320 $7.66 $7.67 $15,960 1.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $14.53 $13.93 $28,980 2.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $8.95 $9.58 $19,930 6.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $10.56 $10.60 $22,040 2.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 60 $10.07 $10.44 $21,710 4.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 150 $10.75 $10.49 $21,830 2.9 %
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 1,500 $10.97 $12.14 $25,240 6.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $14.63 $15.07 $31,350 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 590 $7.33 $7.99 $16,610 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 6,950 $6.74 $7.20 $14,980 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 670 $9.81 $10.25 $21,310 2.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 540 $6.82 $7.12 $14,800 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 560 $6.82 $6.94 $14,430 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 290 $8.17 $8.42 $17,500 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $7.29 $7.28 $15,140 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 450 $6.98 $7.30 $15,180 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 $6.39 $6.97 $14,490 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,150 $6.51 $6.49 $13,510 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 170 $6.98 $7.09 $14,750 2.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,120 $6.48 $6.80 $14,140 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $6.32 $6.46 $13,450 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $6.43 $6.51 $13,550 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $6.46 $6.61 $13,740 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $6.76 $6.88 $14,300 2.8 %
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 2,380 $7.98 $8.47 $17,610 1.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $11.88 $12.74 $26,500 2.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $13.14 $13.83 $28,760 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,210 $8.18 $8.42 $17,510 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 560 $7.03 $7.10 $14,770 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $9.29 $10.27 $21,360 8.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 380 $8.32 $8.63 $17,940 2.3 %
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 1,430 $7.33 $7.77 $16,150 1.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $10.27 $11.07 $23,020 3.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $6.78 $7.03 $14,630 4.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 40 $6.48 $6.63 $13,800 3.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $7.81 $8.46 $17,600 4.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 560 $6.76 $6.85 $14,250 1.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 30 $10.16 $9.83 $20,450 5.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $9.00 $8.98 $18,680 2.1 %
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 9,050 $8.27 $10.85 $22,570 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,050 $12.24 $13.31 $27,680 2.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $19.80 $21.85 $45,440 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,330 $6.75 $6.96 $14,480 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $6.98 $7.55 $15,700 2.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $10.00 $10.39 $21,620 2.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,970 $7.48 $8.87 $18,450 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $15.75 $17.92 $37,280 1.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $13.71 $15.47 $32,180 7.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $29.73 $49.26 $102,450 21.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 750 $17.74 $18.65 $38,800 3.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $14.89 $14.94 $31,080 11.8 %
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 13,980 $10.17 $11.05 $22,980 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 820 $14.51 $15.68 $32,610 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $8.47 $8.57 $17,830 1.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $11.32 $11.65 $24,240 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $10.49 $11.01 $22,900 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,440 $11.31 $11.78 $24,510 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $11.11 $11.60 $24,120 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (6) $12.48 $13.17 $27,400 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $8.45 $8.64 $17,970 2.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (6) $12.17 $12.55 $26,090 1.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 640 $10.51 $11.87 $24,700 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 $8.15 $8.60 $17,880 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $6.77 $6.81 $14,170 2.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $9.58 $9.52 $19,810 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $10.54 $10.95 $22,780 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $10.96 $11.15 $23,190 2.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $10.83 $11.11 $23,100 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $11.53 $11.62 $24,170 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 670 $8.65 $8.81 $18,330 1.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $10.30 $10.48 $21,800 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $13.44 $15.80 $32,860 8.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $12.31 $12.21 $25,390 2.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $18.78 $18.24 $37,940 2.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $18.72 $18.55 $38,590 2.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 120 $17.71 $16.01 $33,300 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $11.47 $13.09 $27,230 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 730 $11.76 $12.26 $25,500 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,340 $8.02 $8.70 $18,100 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $9.59 $9.33 $19,400 5.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 370 $13.88 $14.56 $30,270 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $12.45 $14.40 $29,950 5.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 $9.49 $9.93 $20,660 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,280 $9.81 $9.98 $20,760 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 $12.62 $12.51 $26,020 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 170 $7.98 $8.41 $17,500 5.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $11.53 $11.80 $24,540 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $9.76 $10.35 $21,530 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,840 $8.71 $9.51 $19,790 3.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 130 $11.22 $10.55 $21,940 5.7 %
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 250 $7.81 $8.29 $17,250 4.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (6) $6.72 $6.88 $14,310 4.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 110 $9.18 $8.47 $17,610 8.7 %
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 4,610 $13.33 $13.69 $28,480 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 390 $19.26 $19.61 $40,790 2.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $10.10 $12.88 $26,790 26.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 460 $13.04 $13.16 $27,370 5.3 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 50 $10.17 $10.69 $22,240 5.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 170 $12.43 $12.33 $25,650 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 410 $9.82 $9.79 $20,360 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 180 $12.58 $12.51 $26,030 1.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $14.14 $14.11 $29,360 1.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 320 $16.35 $16.34 $34,000 4.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 80 $11.39 $11.58 $24,090 6.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $10.09 $10.44 $21,710 1.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $10.32 $11.17 $23,240 4.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 30 $11.21 $11.92 $24,790 6.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $13.25 $13.36 $27,790 2.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $10.00 $9.93 $20,640 3.4 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 50 $9.81 $9.69 $20,150 3.9 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 40 $8.58 $8.60 $17,890 3.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $10.58 $12.54 $26,070 9.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $11.05 $11.55 $24,020 2.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (6) $11.31 $14.55 $30,270 25.6 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 30 $13.31 $15.13 $31,470 2.3 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 60 $14.43 $14.24 $29,620 4.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (6) $13.19 $14.25 $29,650 12.4 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 30 $13.74 $13.73 $28,550 5.3 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (6) $12.48 $12.33 $25,640 2.9 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 80 $12.51 $12.11 $25,190 5.0 %
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 4,370 $13.65 $14.12 $29,380 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 390 $17.75 $19.02 $39,560 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $12.04 $12.28 $25,540 4.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $17.69 $18.16 $37,780 7.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 50 $15.12 $14.72 $30,610 2.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) $16.02 $16.33 $33,970 3.8 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (6) $15.06 $16.02 $33,320 12.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $12.87 $13.55 $28,180 3.5 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $15.24 $14.66 $30,500 7.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 460 $12.15 $12.53 $26,050 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 340 $13.23 $13.75 $28,600 2.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $11.47 $12.04 $25,040 4.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $15.52 $15.41 $32,060 1.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $8.58 $8.69 $18,070 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $12.11 $13.25 $27,560 9.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $13.81 $14.25 $29,640 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,030 $13.78 $13.46 $27,990 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $13.61 $14.10 $29,330 5.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 40 $24.07 $22.67 $47,160 2.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $9.56 $9.73 $20,230 5.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $8.68 $9.47 $19,690 4.3 %
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 20,190 $10.38 $11.31 $23,520 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 910 $15.83 $16.72 $34,770 2.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 370 $15.71 $15.34 $31,910 2.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 180 $14.55 $13.90 $28,910 4.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,230 $12.52 $11.98 $24,930 2.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $8.44 $8.73 $18,170 4.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $9.83 $9.85 $20,490 2.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 190 $9.65 $10.83 $22,530 7.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $8.52 $8.70 $18,100 4.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.70 $14.43 $30,020 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 620 $14.16 $13.72 $28,540 2.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $16.09 $15.42 $32,070 3.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $10.82 $11.48 $23,870 5.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 220 $13.34 $13.74 $28,580 2.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $15.09 $13.89 $28,890 3.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $14.67 $14.64 $30,450 7.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 120 $15.76 $15.09 $31,380 2.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 660 $12.09 $12.51 $26,020 2.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $15.71 $14.95 $31,100 2.6 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.29 $12.28 $25,540 7.0 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.68 $14.27 $29,690 5.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (6) $7.57 $8.93 $18,570 12.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $11.35 $12.42 $25,840 4.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $11.26 $12.02 $25,000 5.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $6.87 $7.35 $15,280 8.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.03 $8.11 $16,870 2.9 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 40 $10.84 $10.95 $22,780 2.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $9.77 $9.76 $20,310 1.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $15.58 $16.12 $33,530 2.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $11.92 $12.18 $25,340 2.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $9.97 $12.72 $26,450 6.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $10.04 $11.14 $23,170 4.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $9.36 $9.71 $20,190 2.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 $14.21 $15.13 $31,460 7.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 770 $13.89 $14.03 $29,190 5.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,680 $8.66 $9.90 $20,580 6.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $13.52 $12.47 $25,930 6.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $9.32 $9.73 $20,250 2.7 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $8.80 $9.09 $18,910 3.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $12.95 $12.76 $26,550 3.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,870 $7.20 $8.13 $16,910 4.4 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11,970 $12.14 $12.66 $26,340 3.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $12.69 $14.87 $30,920 7.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $20.24 $20.56 $42,760 2.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 340 $6.39 $6.54 $13,610 2.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 280 $12.48 $12.87 $26,780 4.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,430 $15.98 $15.57 $32,390 2.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 650 $9.60 $11.09 $23,080 8.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (6) $6.22 $6.81 $14,160 9.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $11.25 $11.83 $24,600 5.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $14.88 $15.02 $31,240 3.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $12.17 $11.54 $24,000 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 960 $11.55 $12.00 $24,960 4.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 460 $8.18 $8.40 $17,470 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,410 $8.44 $9.35 $19,440 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 860 $8.68 $9.60 $19,970 6.5 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (6) $11.08 $10.98 $22,840 6.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $11.09 $11.01 $22,910 1.8 %

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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