Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina. 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 Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC 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 163,800 $11.86 $14.25 $29,650 0.7 %
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 7,600 $27.53 $34.05 $70,820 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 440 $59.86 $57.40 $119,380 7.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,700 $29.25 $37.49 $77,980 2.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $18.13 $26.24 $54,580 9.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 180 $33.22 $41.20 $85,700 4.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 340 $33.43 $39.61 $82,390 3.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $20.95 $22.69 $47,200 2.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 210 $22.15 $25.79 $53,640 4.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 $27.92 $30.63 $63,710 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 560 $28.84 $35.81 $74,480 4.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 220 $22.77 $25.52 $53,070 2.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 610 $26.13 $28.97 $60,250 2.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 $23.81 $28.00 $58,230 3.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 150 $22.18 $25.42 $52,880 4.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $27.12 $28.41 $59,090 4.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 280 (4) (4) $57,840 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $36.63 $36.33 $75,570 2.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 300 $16.32 $16.81 $34,960 6.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $28.20 $29.21 $60,760 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (6) $26.21 $27.01 $56,180 19.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $22.55 $23.62 $49,120 3.8 %
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 2,390 $18.78 $21.27 $44,250 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $21.45 $22.81 $47,440 6.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 230 $17.70 $19.93 $41,460 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $14.50 $15.52 $32,280 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $16.03 $17.62 $36,650 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $19.65 $20.62 $42,880 2.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $16.57 $19.88 $41,350 9.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $19.08 $20.93 $43,540 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $18.95 $18.64 $38,770 6.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 500 $19.44 $21.87 $45,490 3.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $18.63 $20.66 $42,970 5.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $20.21 $22.77 $47,360 5.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $21.31 $24.22 $50,380 4.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $19.27 $20.13 $41,880 1.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $9.37 $9.45 $19,660 9.1 %
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 750 $19.82 $20.99 $43,650 1.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $22.52 $23.69 $49,270 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 190 $15.75 $16.33 $33,960 1.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $21.64 $21.76 $45,250 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $24.19 $23.75 $49,390 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $17.40 $18.73 $38,950 1.8 %
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 1,180 $20.91 $22.75 $47,310 1.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $35.12 $27.37 $56,940 14.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 $27.02 $28.37 $59,020 4.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $23.20 $24.18 $50,290 2.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $25.75 $27.61 $57,440 5.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $17.12 $16.30 $33,900 3.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $18.07 $18.82 $39,150 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $20.89 $20.80 $43,260 2.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 90 $15.81 $16.41 $34,130 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $12.82 $13.86 $28,820 5.3 %
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 550 $19.53 $22.86 $47,550 5.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $25.60 $25.69 $53,430 3.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $22.55 $26.55 $55,210 10.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $16.38 $16.94 $35,230 4.0 %
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 2,100 $14.17 $14.82 $30,830 2.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $10.79 $11.29 $23,470 7.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $19.91 $19.82 $41,220 1.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $16.94 $17.18 $35,730 1.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $16.33 $16.35 $34,000 3.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 240 $15.19 $15.89 $33,050 6.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $11.92 $12.23 $25,440 2.3 %
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 420 $16.62 $22.11 $45,990 7.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $31.55 $35.50 $73,840 11.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $14.65 $14.34 $29,830 2.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (6) $13.70 $13.65 $28,390 3.8 %
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 8,300 $15.78 $15.48 $32,190 2.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $43,730 1.5 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $38,900 1.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $41,850 1.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $46,350 1.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $42,150 1.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $40,930 1.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 560 $7.79 $8.54 $17,760 3.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $38,980 1.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,580 (4) (4) $36,130 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,220 (4) (4) $33,770 2.4 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $36,110 5.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 840 (4) (4) $38,160 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $39,250 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 150 (4) (4) $38,850 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 150 (4) (4) $32,310 4.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $36,650 2.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 $12.35 $13.78 $28,670 7.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $19.13 $19.00 $39,520 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $10.03 $10.48 $21,800 6.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $21.76 $21.19 $44,080 4.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,140 (4) (4) $17,020 1.6 %
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 680 $13.63 $17.05 $35,460 6.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (6) $9.85 $15.31 $31,850 26.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $8.83 $8.78 $18,270 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $15.77 $17.38 $36,150 4.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $30,430 8.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 50 $8.13 $8.86 $18,420 2.7 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 40 $10.46 $11.00 $22,870 2.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $17.78 $21.33 $44,360 5.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.83 $11.34 $23,600 5.5 %
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 7,190 $20.07 $25.56 $53,160 3.2 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 $16.78 $24.67 $51,310 28.8 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $89.67 $186,510 11.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $19.92 $19.81 $41,200 1.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $34.66 $35.87 $74,610 3.4 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 30 (5) (5) (5) 10.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $68.01 $69.85 $145,280 4.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General 210 $59.73 $61.94 $128,830 16.9 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 60 (5) $80.23 $166,890 11.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 100 (5) (5) (5) 6.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 150 $33.83 $36.95 $76,850 11.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,970 $21.39 $22.84 $47,510 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 130 $23.24 $23.01 $47,870 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $26.08 $27.01 $56,180 2.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $18.04 $18.39 $38,250 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $23.20 $23.08 $48,010 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $46.34 $42.62 $88,640 7.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $16.84 $17.33 $36,040 1.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $13.51 $13.49 $28,050 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $24.20 $23.86 $49,630 4.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $10.11 $11.21 $23,320 1.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $19.30 $19.16 $39,840 2.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $11.13 $12.14 $25,250 1.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $9.85 $9.92 $20,630 2.0 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (6) $16.04 $16.22 $33,730 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $12.49 $12.68 $26,380 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 560 $15.38 $14.86 $30,910 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $10.32 $10.97 $22,810 2.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $13.86 $14.64 $30,440 3.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,610 $9.97 $10.24 $21,290 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,450 $8.72 $9.07 $18,860 6.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,700 $9.37 $9.50 $19,770 1.2 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $16.55 $16.49 $34,310 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $17.15 $18.16 $37,770 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 310 $13.11 $13.28 $27,620 3.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 410 $11.07 $11.52 $23,960 2.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $13.30 $13.35 $27,760 1.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $8.81 $10.91 $22,700 9.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $9.25 $9.02 $18,750 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 2,480 $12.29 $12.72 $26,460 3.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $18.51 $19.28 $40,090 1.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 190 $13.24 $13.21 $27,480 4.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 610 $12.41 $12.60 $26,210 3.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $15.96 $17.01 $35,380 4.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 560 $13.33 $14.30 $29,750 4.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $9.68 $9.75 $20,280 4.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 620 $7.88 $8.77 $18,240 4.7 %
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 10,460 $6.92 $7.60 $15,800 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 200 $8.69 $9.64 $20,050 11.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 760 $11.10 $11.86 $24,660 2.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 780 $6.69 $6.82 $14,180 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 670 $8.08 $8.21 $17,070 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $8.72 $8.97 $18,660 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $8.38 $8.90 $18,520 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (6) $6.43 $6.63 $13,790 5.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $6.69 $8.44 $17,550 16.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,980 $6.65 $6.87 $14,290 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 190 $6.91 $6.98 $14,520 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,740 $6.78 $7.43 $15,450 3.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 190 $7.56 $7.72 $16,060 4.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $6.79 $6.89 $14,330 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 370 $6.85 $7.00 $14,550 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $6.92 $7.13 $14,840 2.3 %
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 3,630 $8.64 $9.24 $19,210 1.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $11.85 $12.91 $26,860 2.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $15.88 $16.54 $34,410 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,680 $8.45 $8.84 $18,380 1.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $7.83 $7.85 $16,320 1.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $11.04 $11.04 $22,960 6.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 720 $9.72 $9.75 $20,280 2.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,830 $8.01 $8.58 $17,840 1.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $11.15 $11.84 $24,620 2.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.59 $8.59 $17,870 3.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.51 $6.71 $13,960 5.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 220 $6.82 $7.18 $14,930 1.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $8.06 $8.60 $17,890 3.4 %
39-6022 Travel Guides 50 $10.82 $11.16 $23,210 7.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 770 $7.20 $7.60 $15,820 3.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 930 $8.20 $8.18 $17,020 3.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $12.38 $12.24 $25,450 7.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $8.43 $9.56 $19,880 2.9 %
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 13,970 $9.13 $13.20 $27,450 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,450 $13.44 $15.41 $32,060 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 460 $15.71 $18.77 $39,040 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,530 $7.31 $7.63 $15,860 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 $10.07 $11.08 $23,060 8.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 320 $9.19 $10.88 $22,620 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,550 $8.41 $10.44 $21,710 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $15.99 $16.38 $34,070 3.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $14.14 $21.03 $43,730 13.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $28.95 $49.02 $101,960 22.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 520 $20.83 $22.86 $47,550 7.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,790 $19.64 $24.58 $51,130 4.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 110 $9.68 $12.09 $25,140 6.9 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 40 $13.15 $15.66 $32,570 13.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $11.97 $18.57 $38,620 19.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $28.50 $32.94 $68,520 10.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 100 $9.73 $9.49 $19,740 2.8 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (6) $14.57 $16.51 $34,340 20.1 %
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 22,920 $11.53 $12.29 $25,560 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,130 $17.05 $18.35 $38,170 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 310 $10.14 $10.08 $20,960 1.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (6) $12.09 $12.86 $26,740 1.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 620 $11.29 $11.78 $24,490 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,830 $12.51 $13.45 $27,970 3.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $12.56 $12.91 $26,850 1.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 110 $12.66 $12.90 $26,840 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 670 $9.41 $9.43 $19,610 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) $11.49 $12.43 $25,840 6.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $12.80 $12.98 $27,000 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,610 $12.34 $12.61 $26,220 1.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 200 $13.19 $13.21 $27,480 1.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $9.37 $9.56 $19,880 1.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $7.94 $7.67 $15,950 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 210 $10.58 $10.68 $22,210 1.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $9.83 $9.68 $20,140 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $12.15 $12.54 $26,090 4.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $12.99 $13.10 $27,240 6.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 400 $11.56 $12.09 $25,140 2.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 250 $12.78 $13.00 $27,050 1.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 810 $10.31 $10.29 $21,410 1.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $11.29 $11.32 $23,540 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $15.36 $16.70 $34,740 3.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $11.25 $12.25 $25,470 4.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $19.10 $18.76 $39,020 2.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 350 $18.64 $18.75 $39,000 1.5 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 210 $18.11 $16.99 $35,340 3.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 540 $13.07 $14.19 $29,510 1.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,460 $11.10 $11.51 $23,950 1.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,490 $9.92 $10.29 $21,410 3.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 150 $11.55 $12.29 $25,560 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,330 $13.81 $14.61 $30,380 1.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $14.41 $14.06 $29,250 2.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 610 $11.09 $11.52 $23,960 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,180 $10.70 $10.74 $22,340 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 180 $13.18 $13.55 $28,180 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 420 $10.22 $10.36 $21,550 1.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $11.46 $11.39 $23,690 2.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $14.68 $15.24 $31,710 3.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $8.67 $8.82 $18,340 6.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,750 $10.33 $10.68 $22,220 1.9 %
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 160 $11.37 $11.81 $24,570 4.3 %
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 4,450 $12.90 $13.64 $28,360 1.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $17.77 $19.09 $39,700 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 170 $19.78 $18.87 $39,250 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 500 $12.73 $12.86 $26,750 4.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $14.20 $15.61 $32,460 5.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 420 $10.59 $10.85 $22,560 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 350 $14.39 $15.39 $32,000 5.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 550 $14.07 $14.46 $30,080 1.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers 60 $11.10 $11.41 $23,740 5.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 $12.35 $12.35 $25,690 1.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $12.15 $12.83 $26,690 2.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $13.02 $13.95 $29,020 2.2 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (6) $11.36 $11.39 $23,690 8.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $11.97 $11.87 $24,680 2.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 380 $12.54 $12.78 $26,570 1.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 40 $13.46 $13.48 $28,040 4.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 80 $10.16 $10.32 $21,480 3.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 160 $9.76 $9.74 $20,260 2.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $11.94 $12.65 $26,300 7.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $17.93 $17.93 $37,290 1.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $10.49 $10.58 $22,010 1.8 %
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 6,380 $13.90 $14.72 $30,620 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $20.40 $21.98 $45,720 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $15.92 $18.39 $38,250 6.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 50 $13.97 $14.74 $30,660 1.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 150 $16.38 $16.54 $34,410 5.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $16.77 $16.50 $34,310 3.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 660 $15.29 $15.96 $33,200 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 360 $14.88 $14.70 $30,580 1.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (6) $12.68 $12.82 $26,670 3.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $16.17 $15.59 $32,420 2.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $13.43 $14.10 $29,320 5.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 130 $10.18 $10.20 $21,210 3.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $19.74 $18.66 $38,810 6.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $11.44 $12.31 $25,600 5.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 $11.17 $11.44 $23,790 3.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 540 $13.33 $13.98 $29,080 1.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,070 $12.82 $13.04 $27,120 4.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 280 $14.39 $14.28 $29,700 2.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $13.43 $13.31 $27,690 7.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $22.63 $21.45 $44,610 4.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $13.82 $16.16 $33,620 10.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $12.71 $13.48 $28,040 9.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 190 $8.27 $8.97 $18,650 6.9 %
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 45,510 $11.84 $12.65 $26,320 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,410 $18.10 $18.58 $38,650 0.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $11.01 $11.95 $24,860 9.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,650 $10.45 $10.85 $22,570 1.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 130 $6.63 $7.96 $16,550 7.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $12.49 $12.63 $26,270 2.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 430 $10.49 $10.83 $22,520 2.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $11.34 $12.84 $26,700 4.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 520 $14.74 $15.58 $32,410 2.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 110 $16.13 $16.90 $35,150 1.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $11.84 $12.12 $25,200 2.2 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.47 $12.72 $26,450 2.8 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 80 $12.98 $13.06 $27,170 2.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 90 $14.18 $14.22 $29,570 1.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 190 $14.05 $14.29 $29,730 2.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $8.32 $9.69 $20,150 6.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 480 $9.90 $9.89 $20,570 1.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 3,860 $12.01 $12.47 $25,930 1.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 40 $8.68 $8.92 $18,550 5.0 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 580 $10.00 $10.01 $20,810 1.9 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 800 $12.88 $13.35 $27,770 3.0 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,410 $10.89 $10.98 $22,840 4.0 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,550 $10.52 $10.95 $22,780 2.7 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 150 $12.69 $12.92 $26,880 5.4 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 310 $15.47 $16.17 $33,640 4.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 3,590 $17.03 $17.51 $36,420 2.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,640 $11.41 $11.76 $24,460 2.0 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 1,640 $10.99 $11.23 $23,360 1.0 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 80 $13.08 $13.66 $28,420 2.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 810 $11.02 $11.36 $23,630 1.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 2,630 $11.50 $11.50 $23,930 0.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $11.36 $11.36 $23,640 2.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $13.07 $13.64 $28,370 2.4 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 $13.64 $15.17 $31,550 2.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $10.26 $11.45 $23,820 3.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 460 $10.49 $11.24 $23,380 2.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $11.22 $11.83 $24,610 3.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,250 $14.75 $14.89 $30,970 4.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 360 $10.83 $10.95 $22,780 2.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $14.59 $13.75 $28,600 3.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,940 $11.17 $11.60 $24,130 1.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 720 $10.74 $10.95 $22,780 2.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 550 $10.57 $10.76 $22,380 1.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $14.63 $16.78 $34,910 14.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 230 $10.48 $10.54 $21,930 2.6 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 560 $10.59 $11.18 $23,260 2.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $12.45 $12.08 $25,130 2.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,670 $10.01 $10.11 $21,040 1.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 15,240 $11.29 $12.53 $26,060 1.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 280 $16.32 $16.87 $35,080 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $18.44 $19.93 $41,460 3.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 50 $10.05 $11.97 $24,890 10.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 410 $7.28 $8.27 $17,210 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 420 $16.93 $15.93 $33,140 3.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,590 $15.66 $16.95 $35,260 1.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,110 $11.81 $13.22 $27,490 4.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $8.23 $8.77 $18,240 4.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $8.46 $11.91 $24,780 18.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $14.22 $14.75 $30,680 10.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,310 $11.45 $11.74 $24,420 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 350 $8.99 $10.06 $20,920 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,830 $9.97 $10.12 $21,050 1.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,570 $9.44 $9.55 $19,860 2.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $10.21 $10.59 $22,020 2.8 %

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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Last Modified Date: December 1, 2003

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