Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, LA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Lafayette, 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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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 163,740 $11.18 $14.24 $29,610 1.1 %
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 9,420 $26.05 $29.92 $62,230 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 520 $44.11 $50.13 $104,270 5.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,980 $27.38 $32.12 $66,810 1.7 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $6.34 $6.44 $13,400 4.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 $23.82 $26.31 $54,730 6.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 $24.00 $29.17 $60,680 7.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 410 $31.57 $32.51 $67,610 3.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 350 $19.92 $22.47 $46,730 4.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 $27.26 $29.19 $60,710 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 620 $23.75 $27.09 $56,340 4.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 140 $23.81 $25.87 $53,810 3.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 150 $23.60 $27.35 $56,900 4.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 150 $20.80 $24.01 $49,950 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 150 $20.00 $21.92 $45,600 8.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 270 $32.33 $33.71 $70,120 4.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $58,050 1.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 230 $33.92 $36.33 $75,570 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 280 $17.97 $21.08 $43,850 7.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 420 $23.51 $24.33 $50,610 5.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $23.55 $23.93 $49,780 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $11.41 $14.42 $29,990 14.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $13.33 $14.29 $29,720 5.2 %
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 3,420 $19.28 $21.99 $45,730 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 270 $19.78 $21.04 $43,750 5.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $16.66 $18.68 $38,850 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 180 $18.84 $19.91 $41,410 4.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $22.45 $22.62 $47,060 3.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $19.94 $22.17 $46,110 5.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 $15.79 $17.94 $37,310 7.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $18.94 $18.84 $39,190 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 130 $20.82 $38.32 $79,700 27.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 870 $19.22 $21.23 $44,160 3.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $15.73 $16.29 $33,870 4.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $18.31 $22.77 $47,360 9.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $27.07 $26.09 $54,270 8.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (6) $21.25 $35.04 $72,880 13.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $19.91 $20.89 $43,450 2.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $18.18 $19.47 $40,510 9.0 %
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 1,260 $17.37 $19.14 $39,820 5.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 170 $22.01 $23.07 $47,990 3.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $23.21 $23.66 $49,210 5.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $26.71 $28.75 $59,790 4.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 280 $17.05 $18.89 $39,290 4.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 $26.21 $26.84 $55,830 5.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $24.89 $24.69 $51,350 4.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $23.66 $23.05 $47,940 4.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $19.73 $23.59 $49,060 10.4 %
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 2,840 $21.33 $23.46 $48,800 3.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $24.30 $22.71 $47,230 3.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 210 $19.10 $20.10 $41,810 6.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $26.36 $26.69 $55,510 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 $33.01 $37.47 $77,950 4.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $25.55 $28.75 $59,790 10.1 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects (6) $28.01 $28.57 $59,430 4.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 170 $25.69 $26.37 $54,850 6.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 330 $40.98 $41.59 $86,510 6.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $15.27 $15.06 $31,320 9.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $21.29 $19.84 $41,260 3.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $15.01 $15.97 $33,220 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 120 $16.31 $16.37 $34,050 1.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 210 $21.92 $21.40 $44,510 2.6 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (6) $14.09 $21.45 $44,620 6.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 70 $17.84 $20.28 $42,180 4.5 %
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 770 $23.00 $27.46 $57,120 7.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $22.49 $22.24 $46,260 3.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $19.14 $19.78 $41,150 3.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 120 $42.86 $39.93 $83,050 5.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (6) $17.71 $24.76 $51,490 13.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $21.77 $20.98 $43,630 3.6 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,580 $16.43 $16.67 $34,680 2.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $16.94 $19.33 $40,210 8.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 310 $19.89 $20.04 $41,680 2.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $17.88 $19.18 $39,900 9.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $13.59 $15.35 $31,920 6.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $15.83 $15.93 $33,140 1.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $20.38 $20.78 $43,220 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $13.74 $14.70 $30,570 15.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 100 $14.95 $15.65 $32,550 1.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $8.24 $9.62 $20,000 6.9 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,340 $20.87 $29.34 $61,020 9.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 870 $25.62 $37.02 $77,000 12.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 340 $13.81 $15.26 $31,730 5.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $12.81 $15.14 $31,490 11.0 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 7,800 $16.12 $15.84 $32,940 2.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $20.83 $20.57 $42,780 3.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 270 $9.45 $9.86 $20,520 3.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 300 (4) (4) $36,160 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,330 (4) (4) $35,400 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 980 (4) (4) $36,770 1.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $38,410 1.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $42,780 1.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 30 $15.01 $16.37 $34,060 1.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 240 $17.44 $17.06 $35,490 6.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $18.07 $17.98 $37,400 2.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 180 $21.70 $22.23 $46,250 2.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,380 (4) (4) $14,370 2.4 %
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 1,020 $11.27 $13.18 $27,410 3.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.06 $8.90 $18,520 7.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $10.49 $11.77 $24,470 4.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $14.67 $16.02 $33,330 5.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (4) (4) $37,980 11.3 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 30 (4) (4) $39,490 8.0 %
27-2032 Choreographers (6) $7.75 $9.18 $19,090 23.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $13.61 $15.99 $33,260 8.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $15.54 $15.96 $33,190 4.3 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $14.35 $16.33 $33,970 5.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $9.96 $10.29 $21,400 7.3 %
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 9,610 $17.94 $23.76 $49,410 8.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $16.97 $17.56 $36,530 6.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 370 $33.07 $33.09 $68,840 1.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) (5) $80.73 $167,930 7.6 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 70 (5) $99.12 $206,180 8.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $99.56 $207,080 8.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,210 $20.43 $21.27 $44,240 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $27.98 $28.38 $59,020 5.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $29.40 $30.47 $63,370 6.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $17.26 $17.01 $35,380 3.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $22.63 $22.82 $47,460 3.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $18.82 $19.35 $40,250 15.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 230 $17.42 $17.61 $36,620 3.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $12.04 $12.52 $26,050 5.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $30.97 $29.71 $61,800 6.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 80 $15.88 $15.82 $32,910 7.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $21.57 $20.33 $42,280 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 310 $15.53 $15.41 $32,050 3.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (6) $12.06 $11.82 $24,590 2.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 30 $6.99 $7.66 $15,940 7.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $9.76 $9.97 $20,730 3.3 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 110 $14.44 $13.96 $29,050 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $12.59 $12.78 $26,580 1.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,660 $12.59 $12.85 $26,720 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.95 $11.54 $24,010 3.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $9.74 $10.33 $21,490 2.8 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 120 $24.36 $25.44 $52,910 4.7 %
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 4,280 $6.98 $7.75 $16,120 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 820 $7.73 $8.05 $16,730 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,390 $6.57 $6.68 $13,890 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $13.10 $13.68 $28,460 10.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $8.07 $8.24 $17,150 2.7 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (6) $8.97 $10.35 $21,530 6.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (6) $11.35 $12.13 $25,230 20.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 80 $8.89 $9.45 $19,660 4.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $8.66 $9.28 $19,310 4.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $9.67 $9.88 $20,560 2.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $7.34 $7.82 $16,270 3.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 130 $7.19 $7.63 $15,870 3.0 %
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 3,250 $11.42 $12.50 $25,990 5.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $20.28 $20.67 $43,000 4.1 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (6) $13.59 $14.48 $30,120 9.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 540 $10.96 $12.10 $25,170 9.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $18.93 $19.73 $41,050 4.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 670 $13.37 $13.37 $27,810 5.3 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 150 $12.27 $13.11 $27,270 3.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 870 $7.78 $8.41 $17,500 3.2 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,510 $6.66 $7.24 $15,050 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $13.71 $13.61 $28,310 3.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 900 $12.14 $12.69 $26,390 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,470 $6.48 $6.59 $13,700 3.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,120 $6.66 $6.95 $14,450 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 730 $7.22 $7.27 $15,120 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 390 $7.44 $8.38 $17,440 8.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,490 $6.96 $6.95 $14,450 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 480 $6.18 $6.21 $12,920 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,530 $6.42 $6.63 $13,790 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 280 $6.38 $6.48 $13,480 2.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,530 $6.56 $6.73 $14,000 2.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $6.63 $6.78 $14,110 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $6.39 $6.38 $13,280 2.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 510 $6.42 $6.39 $13,300 1.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 350 $6.52 $6.53 $13,590 3.3 %
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 4,160 $7.06 $8.02 $16,680 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 220 $12.54 $12.94 $26,920 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,840 $6.97 $7.61 $15,830 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,070 $6.51 $6.60 $13,730 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $10.79 $10.73 $22,320 6.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 570 $7.62 $8.06 $16,770 1.7 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (6) $7.32 $9.34 $19,430 8.5 %
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 3,310 $6.75 $7.46 $15,520 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $11.21 $11.03 $22,940 10.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $6.73 $7.32 $15,220 2.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 220 $6.62 $7.15 $14,870 3.3 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 40 $7.96 $8.01 $16,660 2.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $6.65 $7.97 $16,580 12.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 440 $8.45 $8.93 $18,570 5.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $6.49 $6.75 $14,040 3.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 840 $6.40 $6.43 $13,380 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 580 $6.55 $6.43 $13,380 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $8.60 $11.42 $23,750 11.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $6.82 $7.65 $15,900 5.7 %
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 18,390 $8.21 $12.05 $25,070 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,650 $13.15 $14.92 $31,020 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 310 $20.27 $23.12 $48,100 7.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,740 $6.44 $6.68 $13,900 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 820 $6.91 $7.65 $15,920 4.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 520 $8.47 $9.59 $19,950 4.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,970 $7.68 $9.20 $19,130 2.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 210 $16.47 $19.39 $40,320 8.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 310 $29.95 $34.48 $71,710 13.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $22.49 $35.17 $73,140 11.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $10.36 $12.61 $26,230 8.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 830 $25.38 $27.79 $57,790 6.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,930 $17.79 $20.41 $42,450 2.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $9.01 $10.84 $22,550 14.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 170 $15.84 $18.34 $38,150 8.0 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 60 $9.15 $11.42 $23,750 5.2 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 29,920 $9.75 $10.99 $22,870 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,960 $14.44 $15.92 $33,110 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 330 $8.02 $8.55 $17,780 4.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 410 $11.26 $11.55 $24,030 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 880 $11.24 $11.26 $23,420 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,720 $10.48 $11.13 $23,160 3.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 420 $11.91 $11.91 $24,770 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $10.15 $10.97 $22,820 4.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,140 $8.05 $8.10 $16,850 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) $7.47 $8.98 $18,670 13.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 80 $9.16 $10.79 $22,450 9.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,010 $9.39 $10.58 $22,010 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 420 $7.86 $8.12 $16,900 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $7.11 $7.22 $15,030 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 170 $8.62 $9.14 $19,010 1.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $8.98 $9.36 $19,470 6.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $9.32 $10.90 $22,680 6.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $11.31 $11.44 $23,790 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 270 $10.61 $11.48 $23,890 5.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $11.86 $11.98 $24,920 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,760 $8.40 $8.80 $18,290 2.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 $9.45 $11.06 $23,000 16.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 260 $7.20 $7.55 $15,700 3.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 270 $10.17 $10.01 $20,820 5.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 970 $20.29 $19.55 $40,650 6.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (6) $11.80 $11.29 $23,480 2.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $19.25 $19.01 $39,540 2.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 400 $18.71 $18.67 $38,830 1.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 230 $18.05 $15.99 $33,270 3.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $13.83 $15.21 $31,630 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 970 $9.00 $9.73 $20,230 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,060 $7.46 $8.29 $17,240 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $10.63 $11.41 $23,740 6.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,340 $13.84 $13.91 $28,920 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 580 $15.17 $15.07 $31,340 3.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 160 $10.95 $10.23 $21,280 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,350 $9.36 $9.78 $20,350 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 $11.64 $13.01 $27,060 3.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 400 $8.39 $8.77 $18,230 2.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 250 $8.48 $8.93 $18,580 3.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 260 $16.47 $18.31 $38,080 7.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 $8.05 $8.43 $17,540 3.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,170 $7.77 $8.42 $17,510 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (6) $9.97 $10.65 $22,150 2.0 %
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 390 $8.97 $10.79 $22,440 6.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 $17.50 $17.87 $37,180 4.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 90 $7.98 $8.38 $17,420 5.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 $8.11 $8.21 $17,090 7.5 %
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 12,690 $13.12 $14.17 $29,480 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,390 $18.29 $20.00 $41,600 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $10.15 $12.32 $25,620 20.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 690 $12.89 $13.26 $27,580 2.8 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 40 $11.87 $11.88 $24,710 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $11.46 $12.10 $25,170 3.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,070 $9.90 $10.14 $21,080 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 410 $13.34 $14.03 $29,180 4.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 210 $13.48 $13.57 $28,220 2.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 560 $16.64 $17.09 $35,540 3.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $11.85 $11.45 $23,820 4.2 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 110 $9.92 $11.36 $23,640 11.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 590 $11.63 $11.82 $24,590 2.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $11.60 $12.00 $24,950 12.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 390 $15.82 $16.51 $34,340 3.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (6) $15.51 $14.46 $30,070 5.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $11.31 $12.49 $25,990 7.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 110 $15.15 $14.71 $30,590 6.9 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $10.24 $10.52 $21,890 5.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 230 $8.71 $9.32 $19,380 7.0 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 90 $8.16 $8.56 $17,810 3.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $10.38 $10.60 $22,040 12.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $21.31 $22.96 $47,750 6.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $8.09 $8.99 $18,700 2.9 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 940 $16.24 $16.80 $34,940 2.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 500 $17.17 $23.32 $48,510 13.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 390 $12.02 $13.67 $28,440 9.4 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 880 $11.92 $12.71 $26,430 4.7 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 870 $12.30 $12.12 $25,220 5.1 %
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 10,060 $14.13 $15.08 $31,360 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 930 $22.37 $22.71 $47,230 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 160 $13.97 $17.34 $36,060 3.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $19.39 $19.18 $39,900 7.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $7.68 $8.39 $17,450 10.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 100 $11.80 $12.77 $26,560 3.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 240 $14.62 $13.89 $28,890 5.6 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 120 $8.70 $9.46 $19,670 10.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 910 $12.57 $13.92 $28,940 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 420 $13.35 $14.19 $29,520 1.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $12.90 $12.28 $25,530 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 970 $14.93 $15.09 $31,390 5.1 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $6.74 $8.36 $17,390 11.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $11.12 $12.18 $25,340 14.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $16.39 $16.44 $34,180 3.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 220 $14.94 $15.65 $32,540 4.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 110 $15.60 $15.00 $31,190 11.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 660 $16.40 $17.65 $36,710 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,640 $12.10 $12.57 $26,150 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (6) $10.02 $10.23 $21,270 3.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $18.06 $18.31 $38,090 5.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $22.66 $21.07 $43,830 5.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 90 $10.79 $10.81 $22,480 6.8 %
49-9096 Riggers 220 $12.09 $12.26 $25,510 1.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 270 $9.92 $10.55 $21,930 2.5 %
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 12,160 $11.26 $12.78 $26,580 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 890 $17.21 $18.88 $39,260 4.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $14.80 $14.20 $29,530 6.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 450 $9.37 $9.79 $20,370 2.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $9.29 $8.79 $18,280 4.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 290 $9.94 $10.37 $21,560 2.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $7.10 $7.55 $15,710 5.4 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (6) $7.12 $7.84 $16,300 3.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 110 $9.83 $9.91 $20,610 4.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $10.37 $11.21 $23,310 5.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.40 $15.32 $31,860 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 980 $13.51 $14.15 $29,440 1.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.72 $9.99 $20,770 4.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,180 $14.90 $15.34 $31,910 3.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $9.85 $10.17 $21,140 2.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $10.76 $10.70 $22,250 4.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 340 $6.56 $6.69 $13,920 2.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $7.94 $7.82 $16,270 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 370 $6.69 $7.65 $15,910 3.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $8.01 $7.97 $16,580 2.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $11.37 $12.92 $26,870 7.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (6) $14.96 $15.25 $31,730 2.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (6) $15.62 $15.79 $32,840 7.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $13.01 $12.76 $26,540 4.8 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 30 $19.18 $17.87 $37,160 10.2 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 130 $22.98 $21.22 $44,140 5.0 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 300 $20.99 $20.39 $42,410 3.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $10.05 $10.13 $21,070 1.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $10.69 $12.09 $25,160 5.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $10.83 $11.35 $23,610 6.4 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 $7.57 $7.99 $16,610 11.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,110 $19.30 $17.31 $36,000 7.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (6) $8.57 $9.80 $20,380 9.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 360 $10.26 $9.81 $20,410 5.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $14.83 $14.37 $29,900 4.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (6) $11.20 $14.55 $30,260 18.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $7.72 $7.91 $16,450 2.6 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (6) $6.83 $7.19 $14,960 7.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 460 $8.54 $9.00 $18,710 3.4 %
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 13,570 $10.44 $12.22 $25,420 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $17.18 $19.00 $39,530 5.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $19.72 $21.47 $44,650 4.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 80 (4) (4) $63,960 4.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 570 $11.53 $10.91 $22,700 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 500 $9.77 $10.68 $22,220 4.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,140 $12.58 $13.87 $28,840 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,340 $9.45 $10.85 $22,570 5.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 190 $7.27 $7.78 $16,180 8.1 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 290 $11.22 $12.15 $25,270 4.8 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 290 $22.16 $23.19 $48,240 5.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $7.35 $7.52 $15,650 2.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 290 $16.83 $16.49 $34,300 3.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 210 $13.12 $15.50 $32,240 10.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 620 $10.43 $10.55 $21,940 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $6.70 $7.11 $14,780 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,240 $8.27 $8.91 $18,530 3.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 120 $9.49 $9.24 $19,220 12.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 550 $6.52 $6.85 $14,240 2.3 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 290 $14.06 $15.62 $32,490 10.7 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 820 $19.47 $19.36 $40,260 1.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $7.39 $8.36 $17,400 8.6 %

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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