Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Huntsville, AL MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Huntsville, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama. 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 Huntsville, AL 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 174,550 $13.62 $18.15 $37,760 4.7 %
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 11,700 $34.95 $36.72 $76,370 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 630 $63.69 $62.89 $130,820 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,800 $32.40 $36.73 $76,400 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $7.76 $7.72 $16,050 4.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $24.11 $25.03 $52,060 4.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 250 $34.69 $39.10 $81,320 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 370 $34.25 $38.55 $80,190 5.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $29.53 $32.32 $67,230 6.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 320 $27.14 $29.56 $61,490 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 760 $38.20 $37.94 $78,910 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 770 $29.72 $30.67 $63,780 3.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 280 $28.13 $29.18 $60,700 3.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 270 $31.83 $33.12 $68,880 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 280 $35.20 $33.85 $70,410 6.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 180 $24.56 $25.91 $53,900 4.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 310 $23.92 $29.28 $60,890 5.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $66,080 3.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 400 $29.01 $32.08 $66,720 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,740 $46.09 $46.02 $95,720 1.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 340 $15.12 $16.26 $33,820 3.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $19.04 $19.13 $39,790 4.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $29.51 $30.91 $64,290 4.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 110 $42.75 $41.32 $85,950 4.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 150 $12.77 $16.00 $33,270 6.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $16.24 $18.33 $38,130 5.7 %
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 8,760 $26.52 $26.61 $55,340 4.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $17.57 $20.53 $42,700 6.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,350 $27.92 $27.00 $56,150 5.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $21.93 $23.68 $49,260 6.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $16.81 $19.69 $40,950 5.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 350 $21.95 $24.05 $50,020 4.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 270 $19.97 $20.45 $42,530 6.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 $21.96 $22.15 $46,070 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 330 $19.91 $20.67 $43,000 4.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,130 $29.34 $31.49 $65,500 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,040 $20.87 $22.61 $47,030 5.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $29.47 $25.27 $52,570 7.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 240 $27.68 $27.25 $56,680 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $17.08 $18.76 $39,020 7.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $33.89 $42.25 $87,880 13.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 330 $16.87 $19.82 $41,240 7.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $24.87 $24.12 $50,170 2.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $8.28 $8.52 $17,730 4.5 %
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 9,370 $29.49 $31.95 $66,460 4.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 320 $38.58 $37.78 $78,590 6.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,210 $33.17 $32.41 $67,400 2.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,150 $33.38 $33.79 $70,270 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,150 $19.03 $19.49 $40,540 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 2,470 $30.36 $29.97 $62,340 2.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 160 $22.31 $23.59 $49,060 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 380 $24.52 $25.52 $53,090 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 150 $20.63 $22.56 $46,920 4.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 510 $31.79 $32.47 $67,530 4.2 %
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 12,530 $32.37 $31.66 $65,850 4.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 140 $30.20 $30.38 $63,180 4.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors (6) $11.68 $13.11 $27,270 8.5 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 2,110 $36.03 $35.78 $74,410 3.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 80 $38.18 $37.67 $78,350 3.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (6) $28.25 $28.75 $59,800 4.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 630 $37.99 $37.71 $78,430 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,150 $33.34 $32.86 $68,340 2.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 910 $37.91 $37.51 $78,010 3.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 180 $31.55 $30.89 $64,250 1.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $33.60 $32.34 $67,270 4.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 560 $30.13 $30.60 $63,660 1.8 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 100 $37.31 $36.30 $75,490 3.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,110 $32.78 $33.30 $69,260 1.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 190 $15.43 $16.32 $33,950 5.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 130 $21.85 $20.83 $43,320 5.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 220 $21.47 $22.53 $46,870 5.7 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 80 $23.78 $25.20 $52,410 3.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 180 $15.09 $15.61 $32,470 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 800 $21.66 $21.59 $44,900 3.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 80 $14.89 $15.09 $31,380 2.9 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (6) $19.59 $22.04 $45,830 6.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $19.29 $20.70 $43,050 3.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 130 $16.23 $17.98 $37,400 5.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 160 $10.74 $11.18 $23,250 3.5 %
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 1,580 $23.13 $26.53 $55,180 6.1 %
19-2012 Physicists 110 $40.19 $40.60 $84,440 2.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 120 $24.35 $27.02 $56,200 4.2 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 40 $21.45 $25.47 $52,970 8.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $21.21 $23.08 $48,000 9.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (6) $37.78 $37.03 $77,020 6.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $22.00 $26.93 $56,020 15.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) $15.48 $16.27 $33,830 8.7 %
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 1,020 $13.61 $14.71 $30,610 4.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $21.61 $20.92 $43,510 3.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $10.77 $10.97 $22,820 4.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $13.40 $15.40 $32,040 11.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $12.90 $14.40 $29,950 12.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $15.12 $15.31 $31,840 1.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 300 $9.28 $10.39 $21,610 5.6 %
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 540 $34.46 $37.82 $78,670 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 370 $39.73 $45.45 $94,540 9.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $16.11 $18.40 $38,280 6.6 %
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 8,580 $16.61 $15.83 $32,930 7.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $35,770 13.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $57,100 6.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $44,370 7.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $51,380 6.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $43,200 1.5 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $53,220 2.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $41,570 4.4 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $56,240 2.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $22.70 $23.57 $49,030 3.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 570 $7.98 $8.12 $16,890 2.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 210 (4) (4) $40,210 2.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,450 (4) (4) $40,610 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 480 (4) (4) $41,910 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 700 (4) (4) $41,470 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (4) (4) $44,850 3.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 170 (4) (4) $42,380 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (6) (4) (4) $44,360 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $38,090 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (6) $18.52 $17.42 $36,220 7.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 $10.77 $11.10 $23,090 2.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $20.28 $20.12 $41,850 4.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $10.00 $10.17 $21,150 3.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 $19.56 $20.69 $43,040 7.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (6) (4) (4) $14,320 3.9 %
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 1,870 $15.40 $17.33 $36,040 3.7 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 60 $18.96 $18.27 $38,000 4.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 $29.40 $27.19 $56,550 8.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $8.43 $9.07 $18,860 6.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 300 $15.12 $16.82 $34,990 6.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (6) $15.42 $19.45 $40,450 12.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $32,970 6.4 %
27-2032 Choreographers 100 $15.34 $15.30 $31,830 6.9 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $15.20 $14.36 $29,870 9.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $18.40 $19.60 $40,780 3.1 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $18.43 $18.65 $38,790 3.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 210 $22.76 $22.49 $46,780 2.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (6) $12.21 $11.90 $24,740 3.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $10.02 $11.47 $23,870 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 7,530 $17.90 $23.15 $48,150 6.8 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $82.44 $171,480 9.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (6) $16.58 $14.77 $30,720 7.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $38.78 $38.21 $79,490 2.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $54.18 $69.12 $143,770 24.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $74.00 $153,930 8.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $26.48 $26.08 $54,240 6.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $26.89 $26.00 $54,080 3.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $23.37 $22.70 $47,220 6.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $19.28 $19.38 $40,300 2.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $27.04 $30.54 $63,520 10.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 230 $10.76 $11.95 $24,860 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 310 $17.73 $17.26 $35,900 4.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 110 $20.06 $20.15 $41,910 5.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $18.84 $18.79 $39,090 2.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 380 $10.93 $11.17 $23,230 9.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $9.44 $9.88 $20,550 5.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 870 $12.26 $12.18 $25,320 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $8.59 $9.13 $18,990 2.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $9.35 $9.33 $19,400 2.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $17.24 $20.38 $42,400 11.3 %
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 2,340 $8.57 $9.41 $19,580 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 310 $8.38 $8.63 $17,950 2.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,050 $7.83 $7.95 $16,540 2.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $18.32 $18.15 $37,760 2.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $14.53 $13.22 $27,500 9.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $9.25 $9.41 $19,580 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $12.31 $12.34 $25,660 3.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 150 $8.05 $8.06 $16,770 4.3 %
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 3,670 $12.83 $13.66 $28,410 4.1 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $19.58 $19.69 $40,960 9.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $25.45 $25.91 $53,890 5.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $25.02 $24.61 $51,180 4.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 420 $13.84 $14.08 $29,280 6.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 640 $17.18 $16.91 $35,170 3.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $10.68 $13.71 $28,510 5.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,180 $8.88 $9.95 $20,700 3.9 %
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 11,710 $6.46 $6.80 $14,150 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 490 $10.16 $10.76 $22,390 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 840 $6.42 $6.34 $13,180 2.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 740 $6.63 $7.30 $15,190 4.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (6) $6.72 $7.08 $14,720 3.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $7.76 $7.65 $15,910 4.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 $7.48 $7.99 $16,620 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 200 $6.63 $7.29 $15,170 7.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,130 $6.26 $6.26 $13,020 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 590 $6.48 $6.48 $13,490 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,390 $6.22 $6.30 $13,110 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $8.08 $7.86 $16,350 2.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $6.92 $7.24 $15,050 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 180 $7.69 $7.57 $15,740 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $6.79 $6.92 $14,400 3.5 %
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 5,400 $7.71 $8.66 $18,020 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $11.33 $11.66 $24,260 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $14.86 $15.00 $31,210 5.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,480 $7.57 $8.18 $17,020 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,450 $6.72 $6.92 $14,390 3.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 200 $12.23 $13.35 $27,760 6.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 850 $9.60 $10.00 $20,810 3.9 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $13.81 $13.82 $28,740 3.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,370 $7.15 $8.43 $17,530 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $13.28 $15.70 $32,650 5.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $7.21 $7.46 $15,530 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 410 $6.78 $7.32 $15,230 2.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 370 $7.63 $8.70 $18,090 4.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 320 $6.60 $6.76 $14,060 2.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 320 $6.51 $6.61 $13,750 5.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $13.41 $14.18 $29,490 7.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 260 $8.12 $9.15 $19,030 3.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (6) $9.38 $10.35 $21,530 4.2 %
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 17,150 $8.65 $13.05 $27,150 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,630 $12.16 $14.86 $30,910 5.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $22.47 $28.72 $59,750 8.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,620 $6.72 $7.10 $14,760 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 470 $7.25 $8.43 $17,540 3.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 390 $10.66 $12.20 $25,380 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,660 $8.01 $9.79 $20,370 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $22.20 $21.70 $45,130 5.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 320 $18.90 $23.91 $49,740 12.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 $34.23 $41.70 $86,730 8.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 90 $10.63 $11.18 $23,260 2.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 430 $26.65 $28.65 $59,590 5.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,910 $21.38 $24.13 $50,190 4.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $10.97 $16.78 $34,900 15.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 110 $30.51 $30.57 $63,580 5.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 240 $7.79 $8.18 $17,020 3.8 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 70 $11.44 $11.79 $24,530 5.7 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27,670 $11.13 $13.06 $27,170 5.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,380 $17.14 $20.17 $41,960 6.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 210 $8.54 $8.99 $18,710 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $12.97 $14.20 $29,540 6.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 430 $11.04 $11.64 $24,200 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,860 $11.80 $12.21 $25,400 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $11.62 $11.83 $24,600 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 190 $15.00 $15.11 $31,440 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 $9.33 $9.34 $19,430 2.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $12.31 $12.89 $26,820 3.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $13.24 $13.68 $28,450 5.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,600 $11.27 $12.58 $26,170 4.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $15.01 $15.44 $32,120 4.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 410 $8.44 $8.92 $18,560 5.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 220 $6.62 $6.63 $13,790 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 250 $11.00 $11.44 $23,790 4.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $9.88 $9.89 $20,570 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 310 $10.70 $11.33 $23,560 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 270 $14.48 $14.48 $30,110 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,280 $9.29 $9.83 $20,440 3.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (6) $6.97 $7.39 $15,360 3.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 240 $11.87 $11.83 $24,610 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $12.51 $13.02 $27,080 4.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 430 $15.30 $15.90 $33,070 2.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,230 $10.17 $10.88 $22,620 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,430 $8.75 $9.50 $19,760 3.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (6) $10.82 $12.80 $26,610 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,830 $14.98 $16.95 $35,250 9.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 520 $10.84 $12.37 $25,730 6.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 $10.00 $10.09 $20,990 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,050 $11.08 $11.86 $24,660 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 510 $10.37 $10.72 $22,300 4.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 150 $12.25 $12.69 $26,400 5.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $14.92 $15.69 $32,630 6.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (6) $7.92 $8.41 $17,490 6.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,490 $9.69 $10.39 $21,600 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $11.35 $12.41 $25,800 5.8 %
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 170 $10.45 $11.51 $23,930 12.3 %
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 5,600 $13.13 $14.48 $30,120 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 620 $18.34 $19.11 $39,740 2.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 600 $13.17 $13.79 $28,680 3.6 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (6) $9.72 $11.58 $24,090 20.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $13.77 $14.25 $29,650 7.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 660 $9.80 $9.88 $20,540 1.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 410 $12.75 $12.97 $26,980 1.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 150 $13.45 $13.49 $28,050 2.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 840 $17.80 $19.69 $40,960 6.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 60 $12.04 $13.78 $28,650 7.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 320 $12.23 $13.04 $27,120 2.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $11.06 $11.28 $23,470 3.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $17.06 $17.75 $36,920 3.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $10.38 $10.43 $21,690 2.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 200 $13.11 $13.34 $27,750 2.9 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $9.33 $9.38 $19,510 4.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 40 $9.21 $9.41 $19,560 3.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 230 $9.79 $9.87 $20,530 3.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $9.99 $9.91 $20,610 2.5 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 40 $7.92 $7.90 $16,430 2.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $20.85 $20.31 $42,240 2.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $11.55 $11.92 $24,800 1.7 %
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 6,450 $13.67 $15.37 $31,970 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 500 $18.91 $20.71 $43,090 3.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 320 $12.78 $14.52 $30,210 7.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 300 $12.18 $13.89 $28,890 11.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 70 $15.11 $16.07 $33,420 15.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 120 $19.45 $24.38 $50,700 19.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $14.08 $16.04 $33,370 6.7 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $12.89 $12.77 $26,550 3.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,110 $13.33 $14.09 $29,310 2.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $14.70 $15.42 $32,080 3.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (6) $11.36 $12.31 $25,600 10.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $14.46 $14.54 $30,240 4.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $11.25 $12.38 $25,750 2.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $8.60 $8.71 $18,120 1.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 450 $12.17 $13.59 $28,270 5.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $16.49 $17.59 $36,590 4.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 $21.70 $20.74 $43,130 8.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,470 $13.72 $15.24 $31,690 5.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $12.38 $13.39 $27,860 5.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $20.51 $19.76 $41,090 5.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 240 $17.60 $16.54 $34,410 4.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 190 $8.34 $9.21 $19,150 3.7 %
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 18,270 $13.71 $15.81 $32,890 6.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,110 $20.37 $21.48 $44,680 2.5 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 80 $12.16 $13.02 $27,090 2.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,140 $7.93 $8.40 $17,480 3.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 30 $13.79 $13.81 $28,720 6.5 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 130 $12.77 $12.77 $26,550 7.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,220 $10.79 $13.03 $27,100 7.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $9.82 $10.35 $21,530 4.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $10.91 $11.28 $23,470 3.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.72 $12.37 $25,740 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $11.12 $11.27 $23,450 4.2 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $10.67 $10.65 $22,150 5.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 630 $12.91 $12.89 $26,800 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 550 $15.33 $15.43 $32,100 2.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $12.63 $14.41 $29,970 7.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $16.19 $17.51 $36,430 5.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 310 $24.19 $23.71 $49,330 5.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 420 $14.96 $16.93 $35,210 6.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $11.26 $12.50 $26,000 2.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $11.85 $12.23 $25,430 4.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $14.31 $15.04 $31,270 4.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $7.38 $7.46 $15,520 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $7.75 $7.62 $15,860 2.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 460 $7.42 $7.53 $15,670 5.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (6) $8.43 $8.58 $17,840 7.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $10.50 $11.34 $23,590 5.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $13.43 $14.83 $30,840 6.0 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 130 $11.79 $12.72 $26,460 5.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $17.68 $16.71 $34,750 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,160 $15.52 $16.69 $34,720 6.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 230 $12.32 $12.91 $26,850 2.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 270 $8.71 $9.97 $20,740 5.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $12.03 $12.49 $25,970 7.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,020 $7.42 $9.03 $18,780 8.2 %
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 10,270 $9.03 $10.88 $22,620 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $17.26 $19.04 $39,600 6.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $19.39 $20.90 $43,470 4.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 80 $8.57 $8.97 $18,670 3.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 170 $6.32 $6.30 $13,090 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 670 $8.43 $10.09 $20,980 12.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,460 $12.94 $14.37 $29,890 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,430 $9.87 $11.67 $24,270 8.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $7.91 $7.90 $16,430 3.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $7.25 $7.82 $16,270 4.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $12.19 $11.80 $24,540 3.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 660 $11.91 $13.65 $28,390 9.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 350 $7.92 $8.16 $16,980 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,750 $8.96 $9.60 $19,970 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 190 $9.94 $10.12 $21,050 3.3 %

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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