Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lake Charles, LA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles, 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 81,620 $11.40 $14.63 $30,430 2.3 %
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 4,550 $25.04 $29.46 $61,280 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 210 $40.46 $47.81 $99,450 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,790 $23.89 $29.29 $60,930 2.5 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $6.78 $7.30 $15,170 6.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $19.26 $24.08 $50,080 10.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $20.08 $26.96 $56,080 12.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $27.81 $30.27 $62,950 5.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 140 $18.43 $23.16 $48,170 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $29.04 $30.13 $62,680 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 $27.63 $31.69 $65,910 5.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 80 $30.78 $32.27 $67,120 5.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $31.69 $35.57 $73,980 4.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $20.80 $23.94 $49,790 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $26.44 $28.13 $58,520 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $30.08 $30.86 $64,200 5.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $44.73 $44.30 $92,150 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $16.50 $17.77 $36,960 5.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $19.93 $18.69 $38,870 4.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $22.39 $22.45 $46,700 4.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers (6) $46.76 $48.02 $99,870 8.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $11.52 $12.80 $26,630 7.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $19.79 $19.51 $40,580 3.6 %
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 2,260 $18.30 $20.98 $43,640 3.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $15.94 $16.95 $35,250 4.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $21.16 $22.53 $46,860 4.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $24.29 $25.54 $53,120 7.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 $24.40 $24.42 $50,790 2.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (6) $8.75 $12.83 $26,680 17.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $14.94 $18.42 $38,300 10.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $16.89 $21.11 $43,910 10.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $27.46 $29.53 $61,420 5.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 480 $18.83 $20.19 $42,000 3.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $14.51 $15.99 $33,270 5.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $14.63 $17.52 $36,450 9.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $7.31 $12.40 $25,780 22.2 %
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 580 $19.49 $21.26 $44,210 6.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (6) $21.86 $24.81 $51,610 8.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $17.08 $18.99 $39,500 5.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (6) $25.23 $25.94 $53,950 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $25.46 $33.29 $69,250 13.5 %
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 1,720 $28.40 $28.95 $60,210 3.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 170 $37.36 $36.99 $76,940 2.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $37.14 $35.55 $73,950 6.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $35.67 $34.82 $72,420 2.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $28.60 $29.76 $61,900 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $37.34 $36.98 $76,910 8.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 160 $37.42 $37.50 $77,990 2.1 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (6) $42.05 $42.70 $88,820 5.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $21.03 $22.51 $46,810 7.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 80 $25.70 $26.32 $54,750 1.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 120 $24.44 $24.90 $51,790 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $15.41 $16.53 $34,370 5.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 $24.04 $21.96 $45,670 7.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 50 $17.87 $19.11 $39,760 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 770 $23.94 $24.72 $51,420 6.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 80 $30.29 $29.26 $60,860 7.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (6) $27.07 $28.01 $58,260 5.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (6) $37.84 $40.82 $84,900 5.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 130 $20.73 $19.58 $40,730 17.7 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (6) $16.12 $18.21 $37,880 12.8 %
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 $14.27 $14.87 $30,940 9.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $14.32 $14.74 $30,650 2.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $16.61 $17.34 $36,070 6.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $11.87 $11.73 $24,400 15.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $15.36 $16.28 $33,850 7.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (6) $16.57 $17.14 $35,650 5.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $8.89 $9.17 $19,080 6.4 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 370 $18.43 $35.73 $74,310 17.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 200 $38.15 $55.66 $115,770 18.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $13.20 $13.37 $27,800 5.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 200 $19.93 $19.74 $41,060 2.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (6) $11.44 $12.08 $25,130 4.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 730 $9.33 $11.73 $24,400 5.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $6.49 $6.70 $13,930 6.3 %
27-3010 Announcers (6) $7.79 $10.48 $21,810 10.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $6.72 $10.74 $22,350 12.0 %
27-4021 Photographers (6) $9.20 $9.85 $20,490 2.8 %
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 4,780 $16.68 $22.33 $46,440 5.9 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (6) $62.89 $58.65 $122,000 20.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $14.85 $15.19 $31,590 10.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $33.62 $32.98 $68,610 2.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 (5) $75.78 $157,630 10.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $98.05 $203,950 12.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,650 $19.75 $21.00 $43,690 9.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $22.73 $24.27 $50,470 7.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $32.88 $36.19 $75,270 8.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $17.01 $17.61 $36,630 2.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (6) $21.73 $21.21 $44,120 3.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $29.35 $28.83 $59,970 6.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $17.14 $18.05 $37,550 4.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $12.24 $13.25 $27,550 4.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $19.40 $19.33 $40,200 6.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $15.12 $14.66 $30,500 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $8.31 $9.16 $19,060 6.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $13.39 $13.29 $27,640 5.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 700 $12.57 $14.11 $29,360 5.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $8.27 $9.03 $18,770 4.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $7.41 $8.23 $17,120 5.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $19.88 $22.84 $47,510 14.7 %
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 1,850 $7.10 $7.64 $15,900 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 230 $6.64 $6.64 $13,820 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 960 $6.72 $6.77 $14,090 2.2 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 40 $7.97 $8.28 $17,230 4.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $7.72 $8.04 $16,720 3.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 120 $9.16 $9.07 $18,860 3.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 150 $9.00 $9.69 $20,150 3.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $10.23 $10.40 $21,630 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $7.43 $7.84 $16,310 9.1 %
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 2,350 $9.85 $10.75 $22,360 3.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (6) $10.21 $11.01 $22,900 6.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (6) $14.56 $14.82 $30,830 3.9 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators (6) $10.88 $11.85 $24,640 4.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 620 $7.71 $8.58 $17,850 4.8 %
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 7,640 $6.58 $6.96 $14,480 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $18.51 $17.10 $35,560 7.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 530 $9.83 $10.29 $21,410 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,020 $6.27 $6.17 $12,830 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $7.60 $7.69 $15,990 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 440 $6.52 $6.58 $13,680 2.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 430 $6.76 $7.09 $14,740 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 360 $6.29 $6.31 $13,120 2.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,610 $6.77 $6.87 $14,290 4.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 230 $6.69 $6.69 $13,910 2.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,290 $6.32 $6.31 $13,130 1.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $6.42 $6.43 $13,370 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 330 $6.28 $6.20 $12,890 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 180 $7.19 $7.16 $14,900 2.9 %
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 2,450 $6.96 $7.66 $15,930 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $9.45 $9.69 $20,150 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $13.90 $14.37 $29,880 5.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 $6.77 $7.23 $15,050 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 $6.49 $6.48 $13,490 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $10.28 $10.92 $22,710 4.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 410 $8.21 $8.59 $17,870 2.5 %
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 2,430 $6.63 $7.63 $15,870 3.1 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors (6) $15.15 $15.20 $31,610 6.6 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons (6) $7.99 $9.46 $19,680 22.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $13.02 $13.24 $27,530 6.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $7.23 $7.29 $15,170 5.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 50 $7.31 $7.76 $16,130 3.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $8.12 $8.43 $17,540 5.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 590 $6.42 $6.73 $13,990 5.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (6) $6.36 $6.36 $13,240 3.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (6) $7.67 $9.98 $20,770 7.2 %
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 8,550 $8.46 $11.40 $23,720 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 830 $13.33 $14.04 $29,210 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $16.22 $19.85 $41,290 9.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,470 $6.66 $6.90 $14,360 1.5 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (6) $8.78 $9.03 $18,790 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 340 $8.16 $8.58 $17,840 2.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $12.08 $12.63 $26,260 3.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,510 $8.02 $9.96 $20,730 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $10.76 $13.34 $27,750 5.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $17.51 $21.21 $44,120 9.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (6) $21.39 $28.58 $59,440 6.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 310 $20.65 $21.45 $44,610 5.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 680 $19.86 $22.76 $47,340 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 12,200 $9.81 $10.95 $22,770 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 780 $13.97 $15.63 $32,520 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 230 $8.67 $10.00 $20,790 9.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $10.62 $11.01 $22,910 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $9.89 $9.96 $20,720 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 990 $10.43 $10.81 $22,490 1.6 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers (6) $8.67 $9.36 $19,470 7.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $11.18 $12.34 $25,670 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $12.68 $12.81 $26,640 5.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 $8.47 $8.84 $18,380 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 630 $10.15 $11.14 $23,170 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $6.77 $7.36 $15,320 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $7.31 $7.23 $15,040 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $8.23 $8.55 $17,780 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $9.59 $9.49 $19,730 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $9.58 $10.46 $21,750 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $14.99 $15.00 $31,200 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 620 $8.75 $9.01 $18,750 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $8.15 $8.27 $17,210 5.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $14.45 $14.87 $30,920 6.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $14.02 $15.21 $31,630 4.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $19.49 $19.26 $40,070 5.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $9.07 $10.08 $20,980 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 770 $8.00 $9.17 $19,080 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 590 $13.61 $14.20 $29,540 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 270 $10.95 $11.40 $23,700 8.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 110 $9.19 $9.34 $19,430 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,400 $9.66 $10.05 $20,900 2.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $11.37 $12.21 $25,400 5.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $8.82 $9.33 $19,410 4.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $7.77 $7.98 $16,590 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,650 $8.07 $8.91 $18,540 2.4 %
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 110 $10.05 $11.44 $23,790 6.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $8.55 $9.16 $19,060 6.7 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7,000 $14.98 $15.74 $32,750 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 560 $20.53 $21.45 $44,620 3.9 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 120 $18.50 $19.74 $41,050 8.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $15.83 $15.84 $32,940 5.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 800 $15.66 $16.82 $34,980 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $12.96 $13.57 $28,220 4.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 970 $10.43 $10.73 $22,320 3.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $15.60 $15.43 $32,090 4.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 910 $17.75 $18.71 $38,930 3.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 350 $14.51 $15.36 $31,940 3.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 900 $19.08 $19.69 $40,940 2.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $13.35 $12.95 $26,940 5.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 100 $15.25 $14.52 $30,210 8.6 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $10.49 $10.51 $21,870 3.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 170 $10.05 $10.07 $20,950 2.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $21.03 $21.08 $43,850 3.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (6) $10.01 $11.17 $23,240 9.8 %
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 4,180 $15.94 $16.78 $34,910 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 350 $23.58 $24.16 $50,260 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $16.78 $16.63 $34,590 9.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $20.72 $20.18 $41,970 6.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $24.72 $23.71 $49,310 3.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $14.79 $14.56 $30,290 9.9 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $8.87 $9.97 $20,730 12.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $13.04 $13.61 $28,310 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $15.18 $15.44 $32,130 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $16.00 $15.96 $33,200 4.1 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 40 $13.57 $14.82 $30,830 10.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $7.65 $7.87 $16,380 2.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $25.51 $24.09 $50,100 2.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $13.33 $14.62 $30,400 4.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 280 $20.70 $20.12 $41,840 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 870 $14.80 $15.85 $32,970 4.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $12.87 $14.37 $29,880 11.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 $16.09 $16.01 $33,300 7.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (6) $20.95 $20.28 $42,190 4.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $16.56 $15.98 $33,250 6.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $12.40 $12.95 $26,940 2.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 $10.41 $10.47 $21,780 3.6 %
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 6,130 $18.19 $18.57 $38,620 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 $27.45 $26.96 $56,080 3.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $16.17 $16.67 $34,670 7.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (6) $9.94 $10.08 $20,960 2.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $7.24 $7.88 $16,390 7.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $10.57 $10.43 $21,690 5.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 320 $18.77 $18.93 $39,370 3.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 490 $16.67 $16.84 $35,030 1.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $6.60 $6.68 $13,890 2.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $11.23 $11.15 $23,190 4.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $21.01 $20.39 $42,410 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $14.75 $16.82 $34,980 7.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 980 $25.24 $24.70 $51,370 1.9 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 40 $25.37 $24.68 $51,330 3.7 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 280 $24.83 $24.59 $51,150 3.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $25.56 $25.21 $52,440 5.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.86 $16.08 $33,450 6.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $22.42 $21.21 $44,110 3.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (6) $8.17 $9.57 $19,910 10.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 130 $12.24 $12.16 $25,300 6.2 %
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 5,520 $10.11 $11.89 $24,720 3.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $25.19 $23.93 $49,780 7.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $17.49 $18.16 $37,770 5.1 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers (6) (4) (4) $71,730 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $9.99 $11.38 $23,670 10.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,170 $13.30 $13.59 $28,270 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 700 $9.44 $11.28 $23,450 9.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $6.63 $6.83 $14,200 4.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 80 $6.86 $9.58 $19,930 8.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 110 $25.21 $33.63 $69,950 11.1 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders (6) $15.85 $14.75 $30,670 4.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $7.77 $7.60 $15,800 3.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $15.69 $15.91 $33,100 4.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 100 $14.49 $17.43 $36,260 16.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 330 $10.74 $11.54 $24,000 5.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $6.52 $7.04 $14,640 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 910 $8.16 $8.78 $18,250 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 230 $8.02 $8.19 $17,030 4.5 %

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 9, 2003

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