Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Houma, LA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Houma, LA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana. 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 Houma, LA 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 80,660 $11.37 $13.98 $29,070 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 4,400 $24.58 $29.62 $61,610 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 220 $51.14 $52.00 $108,150 11.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,980 $26.29 $32.06 $66,680 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $6.48 $6.55 $13,610 4.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $22.03 $26.44 $54,990 10.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 240 $26.71 $29.47 $61,300 4.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $24.31 $26.22 $54,530 5.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $22.09 $28.44 $59,140 12.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $27.46 $31.15 $64,780 10.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 260 $22.38 $26.71 $55,550 6.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 70 $23.18 $24.16 $50,260 2.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $29.54 $33.20 $69,050 7.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $22.01 $23.61 $49,110 4.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $24.31 $28.38 $59,020 13.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $24.30 $28.15 $58,550 5.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $53,300 1.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $32.05 $33.01 $68,670 2.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $15.91 $15.72 $32,700 5.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $17.15 $16.93 $35,210 3.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $23.82 $23.64 $49,180 4.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $10.34 $16.36 $34,040 25.8 %
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 1,370 $18.12 $20.08 $41,760 2.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $20.03 $19.64 $40,840 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $16.57 $17.65 $36,710 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $20.76 $25.53 $53,100 5.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $20.21 $21.07 $43,820 2.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $14.05 $15.70 $32,650 4.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $17.67 $18.05 $37,530 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 340 $17.28 $18.85 $39,210 3.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $18.58 $27.25 $56,670 12.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $18.96 $21.58 $44,880 4.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $16.99 $18.35 $38,160 1.7 %
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 220 $17.86 $20.53 $42,700 5.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $20.22 $20.61 $42,870 5.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 50 $14.99 $19.70 $40,970 15.5 %
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 950 $22.57 $24.44 $50,840 2.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $19.46 $20.70 $43,060 6.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 210 $27.82 $32.95 $68,530 4.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (6) $12.70 $13.45 $27,970 5.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $15.41 $15.96 $33,200 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 $14.45 $16.31 $33,910 10.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $16.88 $18.60 $38,690 5.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $13.18 $13.07 $27,190 5.5 %
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 230 $22.33 $21.81 $45,360 3.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $19.52 $20.84 $43,360 5.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $24.79 $25.70 $53,460 1.9 %
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 740 $16.10 $16.12 $33,530 2.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $13.84 $14.33 $29,810 2.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $18.68 $18.82 $39,150 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $17.69 $17.22 $35,820 2.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $14.49 $14.86 $30,910 2.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $15.86 $15.90 $33,070 4.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $9.32 $9.93 $20,650 4.3 %
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 190 $13.09 $16.86 $35,060 7.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $12.25 $12.41 $25,800 3.3 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (6) $12.95 $12.47 $25,930 2.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,430 $15.06 $14.64 $30,440 1.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $51,480 3.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $20.05 $18.87 $39,250 5.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 110 $7.35 $10.97 $22,810 11.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,540 (4) (4) $33,400 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 700 (4) (4) $34,080 1.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 230 $15.80 $14.20 $29,540 16.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $16.09 $16.02 $33,330 3.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 910 (4) (4) $13,700 3.4 %
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 380 $12.38 $13.62 $28,320 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $8.82 $8.73 $18,160 2.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (6) (4) (4) $36,780 11.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $23.06 $19.85 $41,300 9.6 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $12.88 $13.18 $27,420 11.5 %
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 3,720 $17.25 $23.06 $47,970 5.8 %
29-1020 Dentists 50 $41.65 $53.86 $112,030 29.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $31.23 $30.40 $63,220 3.7 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 30 $58.14 $60.89 $126,640 4.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) (5) $92.98 $193,400 9.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,270 $20.25 $20.81 $43,290 1.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $33.49 $33.16 $68,980 4.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $16.73 $16.82 $34,990 1.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $18.66 $19.04 $39,610 4.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.89 $14.06 $29,240 2.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $14.89 $15.72 $32,690 12.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $15.91 $16.16 $33,620 5.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $17.05 $17.29 $35,970 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 80 $12.47 $12.52 $26,040 1.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $8.99 $8.83 $18,370 2.4 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 80 $14.02 $14.35 $29,840 1.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $13.35 $14.34 $29,830 9.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 780 $12.97 $12.89 $26,820 3.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 $9.96 $9.98 $20,770 5.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $9.54 $9.30 $19,340 4.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 $19.96 $20.17 $41,960 4.0 %
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 1,510 $6.90 $7.37 $15,330 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 90 $6.70 $7.00 $14,550 4.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 850 $6.59 $6.66 $13,850 1.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 110 $8.50 $8.50 $17,680 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 90 $9.50 $9.39 $19,540 3.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $8.99 $9.65 $20,060 6.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $6.75 $7.24 $15,050 3.4 %
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 1,280 $10.71 $11.33 $23,570 3.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $17.59 $18.23 $37,920 4.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $12.16 $13.18 $27,420 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $11.74 $11.87 $24,680 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 360 $7.96 $8.71 $18,120 5.0 %
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 5,390 $6.58 $7.23 $15,040 1.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 370 $9.13 $10.19 $21,190 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 640 $6.48 $6.41 $13,340 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 520 $6.75 $7.53 $15,660 5.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 270 $6.84 $7.48 $15,560 4.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $6.16 $6.13 $12,740 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 550 $6.53 $6.75 $14,030 3.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 310 $6.26 $6.36 $13,230 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 850 $6.67 $7.11 $14,790 4.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) $6.54 $6.57 $13,660 4.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 960 $6.29 $6.47 $13,450 2.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $6.31 $6.28 $13,060 3.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 70 $6.76 $6.67 $13,870 4.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 160 $6.53 $6.65 $13,840 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $6.39 $6.45 $13,420 3.2 %
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 2,070 $7.24 $7.93 $16,500 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $9.92 $10.84 $22,550 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,320 $7.33 $7.78 $16,180 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 $6.49 $6.60 $13,720 2.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $11.92 $11.14 $23,180 14.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $8.07 $8.27 $17,210 2.9 %
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 1,120 $6.71 $7.55 $15,710 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $12.51 $12.91 $26,850 9.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $7.58 $7.64 $15,900 5.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $8.47 $9.63 $20,030 7.6 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 40 $6.37 $6.21 $12,910 4.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 280 $6.40 $6.58 $13,690 2.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $7.18 $9.12 $18,980 5.4 %
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 8,250 $8.06 $11.32 $23,540 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 790 $12.25 $13.47 $28,010 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $19.12 $19.88 $41,360 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,700 $6.49 $6.67 $13,880 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $6.91 $7.87 $16,370 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $11.49 $12.59 $26,190 7.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,460 $7.81 $9.33 $19,400 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $11.01 $12.99 $27,020 5.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 240 $24.42 $24.14 $50,200 8.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 750 $18.31 $19.53 $40,610 3.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $11.76 $12.21 $25,390 2.3 %
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 12,140 $9.32 $10.36 $21,550 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 680 $14.21 $15.99 $33,260 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (6) $7.78 $7.77 $16,170 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 160 $10.26 $10.48 $21,790 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $10.45 $10.61 $22,060 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 960 $9.84 $10.77 $22,400 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $11.13 $11.92 $24,790 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $8.54 $8.73 $18,160 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 840 $7.73 $8.69 $18,080 10.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $7.62 $8.03 $16,690 4.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 80 $6.65 $6.95 $14,450 5.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $8.75 $9.03 $18,770 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 50 $11.99 $11.59 $24,110 2.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 160 $11.26 $12.69 $26,400 6.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $11.22 $13.12 $27,290 7.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $8.46 $8.62 $17,920 1.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $9.79 $10.22 $21,260 7.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $9.09 $8.99 $18,700 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 270 $11.32 $13.55 $28,190 6.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $9.41 $11.05 $22,980 5.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $14.32 $14.66 $30,490 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $10.59 $11.96 $24,870 4.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,000 $7.40 $8.28 $17,230 1.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 420 $13.48 $14.13 $29,400 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $12.63 $12.81 $26,650 1.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 70 $8.10 $8.45 $17,580 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,040 $9.57 $9.89 $20,570 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $12.61 $13.61 $28,310 7.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $9.04 $9.13 $18,980 4.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $8.60 $9.06 $18,840 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,900 $8.23 $8.92 $18,550 3.0 %
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 190 $6.92 $8.42 $17,500 5.9 %
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 7,690 $13.76 $14.15 $29,430 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 590 $19.72 $20.35 $42,320 2.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 580 $14.96 $14.25 $29,650 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $7.45 $9.57 $19,910 14.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 340 $8.62 $9.62 $20,000 7.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 220 $14.58 $14.37 $29,890 4.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $11.42 $12.23 $25,430 12.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 390 $16.72 $16.60 $34,530 4.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $14.18 $13.80 $28,710 2.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (6) $8.71 $9.12 $18,970 3.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 510 $15.42 $15.50 $32,250 4.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $12.05 $12.34 $25,660 3.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (6) $15.70 $14.92 $31,030 9.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 60 $7.86 $8.24 $17,150 5.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $8.50 $8.53 $17,740 3.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $9.08 $9.99 $20,780 5.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 270 $15.60 $15.43 $32,090 2.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 140 $15.61 $16.24 $33,790 6.8 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (6) $14.87 $15.83 $32,930 2.5 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 720 $9.67 $10.34 $21,500 5.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,140 $13.98 $14.68 $30,530 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $19.45 $19.93 $41,450 2.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $16.01 $17.73 $36,890 6.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 $21.08 $20.69 $43,030 3.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $15.73 $16.75 $34,840 9.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $13.49 $14.58 $30,320 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $14.71 $15.14 $31,490 2.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 250 $16.48 $17.22 $35,820 6.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (6) $15.73 $15.15 $31,520 3.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $8.69 $9.08 $18,890 2.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) $15.46 $15.99 $33,260 8.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $12.93 $13.45 $27,990 5.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $18.52 $18.83 $39,170 3.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 960 $10.19 $11.53 $23,990 4.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $13.06 $14.82 $30,820 7.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) $12.32 $13.89 $28,890 8.4 %
49-9096 Riggers 670 $14.64 $13.83 $28,770 6.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 290 $9.84 $10.44 $21,710 3.8 %
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 6,540 $13.63 $14.49 $30,140 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 460 $17.94 $20.48 $42,590 4.2 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 60 $16.93 $22.14 $46,050 7.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 230 $16.23 $16.18 $33,650 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 130 $12.79 $13.04 $27,130 2.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $7.32 $7.95 $16,530 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $9.89 $10.71 $22,280 6.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $6.68 $7.00 $14,560 5.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $9.76 $10.15 $21,110 2.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.47 $15.05 $31,310 2.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $13.41 $17.41 $36,210 10.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 370 $15.68 $15.46 $32,150 2.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,310 $15.42 $15.36 $31,960 1.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $21.46 $26.47 $55,060 17.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $6.47 $6.48 $13,480 2.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (6) $7.71 $8.30 $17,270 7.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $11.49 $11.37 $23,660 4.2 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 40 $22.68 $22.94 $47,720 4.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 610 $17.39 $18.40 $38,270 3.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (6) $10.12 $10.17 $21,140 2.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.72 $13.46 $28,000 4.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $16.21 $19.11 $39,740 8.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.14 $9.65 $20,070 10.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 270 $8.13 $8.69 $18,080 4.2 %
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 11,720 $10.89 $13.78 $28,660 4.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $10.83 $13.58 $28,250 10.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 400 $18.22 $21.65 $45,020 9.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 100 (4) (4) $52,380 1.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 30 $10.40 $10.32 $21,470 6.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 430 $7.01 $7.26 $15,110 2.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $8.01 $8.94 $18,600 7.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,190 $12.10 $12.68 $26,370 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 660 $9.83 $11.57 $24,070 5.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $7.35 $7.26 $15,100 4.4 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 2,230 $10.71 $11.75 $24,440 3.3 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 1,810 $25.05 $24.89 $51,770 3.9 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 410 $24.22 $22.68 $47,170 3.2 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 120 $9.08 $8.84 $18,400 3.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $6.64 $6.93 $14,420 6.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 240 $21.05 $20.01 $41,620 8.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (6) $12.08 $13.22 $27,500 18.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 360 $13.11 $15.56 $32,370 12.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $7.79 $8.60 $17,890 8.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,200 $8.52 $8.98 $18,680 2.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 310 $6.66 $7.25 $15,070 5.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 1,060 $6.63 $6.89 $14,340 5.7 %

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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