Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lowell, MA-NH PMSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Lowell, MA-NH PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 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 Lowell, MA-NH PMSA:

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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 124,910 $16.49 $20.22 $42,050 1.4 %
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 9,410 $38.48 $43.20 $89,870 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 740 (5) $72.02 $149,790 2.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,580 $41.01 $46.10 $95,890 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 150 $37.64 $39.38 $81,920 6.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 430 $42.10 $43.29 $90,040 2.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 530 $46.63 $49.66 $103,290 3.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $26.92 $34.53 $71,810 13.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 350 $30.71 $32.55 $67,700 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 500 $44.93 $46.29 $96,290 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 880 $35.32 $38.85 $80,810 2.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (6) $36.00 $40.23 $83,690 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 400 $32.96 $34.76 $72,290 3.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 $32.26 $33.39 $69,450 3.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $26.22 $26.92 $56,000 4.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $29.76 $30.76 $63,990 3.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $16.97 $18.95 $39,410 2.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $79,180 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 550 $43.26 $45.84 $95,340 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $18.54 $19.87 $41,330 3.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $27.62 $28.76 $59,820 5.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 60 $56.73 $62.72 $130,460 8.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $21.83 $25.02 $52,040 8.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $21.14 $21.48 $44,670 3.1 %
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 4,750 $24.30 $26.50 $55,120 1.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 200 $21.83 $24.30 $50,550 9.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 390 $24.45 $25.13 $52,280 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 190 $19.44 $20.69 $43,040 4.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $24.81 $25.66 $53,370 4.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 $27.12 $29.88 $62,140 4.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $24.57 $25.05 $52,100 3.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $25.68 $26.37 $54,840 4.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $26.25 $27.49 $57,190 3.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 $36.64 $39.39 $81,930 10.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 910 $23.01 $24.78 $51,550 2.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $21.89 $23.43 $48,740 13.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 $25.28 $27.46 $57,120 3.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 130 $20.79 $21.61 $44,940 3.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 250 $29.11 $29.93 $62,250 3.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $23.73 $28.42 $59,110 12.2 %
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 5,150 $34.64 $35.66 $74,180 1.5 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (6) $36.81 $43.78 $91,070 4.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 560 $32.58 $35.66 $74,170 2.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,350 $39.50 $40.30 $83,830 2.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,190 $39.40 $39.83 $82,840 2.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 760 $25.48 $26.41 $54,940 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 360 $34.51 $34.80 $72,390 3.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 140 $31.36 $34.33 $71,410 8.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 460 $30.14 $30.51 $63,450 4.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 170 $26.73 $27.92 $58,080 8.5 %
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 3,560 $28.44 $29.65 $61,670 2.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $35.75 $34.21 $71,160 7.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $33.43 $33.56 $69,810 4.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $25.36 $26.23 $54,560 3.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 100 $33.55 $34.67 $72,110 5.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 140 $33.93 $33.73 $70,170 2.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 390 $31.79 $31.27 $65,040 3.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 50 $32.35 $31.60 $65,730 6.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 370 $33.12 $34.35 $71,450 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (6) $19.58 $20.21 $42,040 3.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 120 $26.59 $28.88 $60,060 10.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $22.45 $22.64 $47,100 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 500 $21.21 $22.44 $46,680 3.3 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 260 $17.54 $18.18 $37,810 4.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 $19.89 $21.48 $44,680 7.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 80 $21.00 $20.96 $43,600 3.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (6) $14.48 $14.51 $30,170 5.0 %
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 1,700 $20.83 $23.07 $47,990 7.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 100 $27.93 $31.05 $64,580 7.7 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 40 $34.31 $37.46 $77,910 1.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $25.19 $27.70 $57,620 2.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 350 $24.48 $25.86 $53,780 9.0 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers (6) $16.68 $19.68 $40,940 4.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $25.32 $26.83 $55,810 5.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 150 $19.13 $19.68 $40,930 3.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $16.91 $20.66 $42,970 12.2 %
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 1,840 $17.72 $18.61 $38,700 5.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 130 $12.97 $16.13 $33,560 14.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $26.28 $25.49 $53,020 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $22.98 $20.97 $43,620 5.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $11.65 $14.22 $29,570 10.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 500 $22.17 $20.61 $42,860 7.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 270 $12.95 $16.02 $33,320 10.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $25.73 $24.69 $51,350 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 370 $14.12 $14.68 $30,530 4.2 %
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 440 $21.84 $29.25 $60,840 6.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 $45.40 $43.58 $90,660 6.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 240 $19.04 $18.41 $38,300 9.2 %
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 8,700 $21.24 $20.18 $41,980 1.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $17.79 $21.15 $43,990 12.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 610 $11.04 $11.46 $23,840 3.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $49,420 7.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,830 (4) (4) $48,540 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,210 (4) (4) $48,990 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,280 (4) (4) $49,360 2.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $60,510 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 220 (4) (4) $45,960 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 180 (4) (4) $47,970 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $53,060 3.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 100 $21.24 $22.01 $45,780 6.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $19.32 $16.92 $35,190 12.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $24.85 $24.18 $50,290 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $13.02 $13.05 $27,140 3.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $24.03 $22.62 $47,040 10.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,470 (4) (4) $20,030 3.7 %
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 1,340 $20.16 $21.55 $44,830 4.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $25.08 $25.71 $53,480 3.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $8.14 $8.76 $18,220 8.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 180 $19.47 $20.63 $42,910 3.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (6) (4) (4) $43,300 8.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $28,710 10.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $13.85 $16.27 $33,850 14.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $19.36 $22.50 $46,810 5.6 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $22.88 $23.49 $48,870 2.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 140 $28.87 $29.45 $61,250 2.6 %
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 5,200 $22.50 $27.41 $57,000 6.1 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (6) $32.88 $49.35 $102,650 16.2 %
29-1020 Dentists 90 $41.12 $45.25 $94,120 12.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (6) $17.01 $17.82 $37,060 4.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $34.77 $35.32 $73,460 2.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 $60.71 $68.13 $141,710 10.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $81.69 $169,920 10.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $25.72 $24.32 $50,590 6.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,800 $24.78 $24.60 $51,160 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $24.56 $24.92 $51,830 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $26.97 $27.64 $57,500 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $25.19 $25.50 $53,040 3.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $14.67 $16.21 $33,710 7.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 240 $29.15 $27.77 $57,760 7.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $20.27 $20.44 $42,520 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 280 $14.56 $14.53 $30,230 5.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $9.65 $10.15 $21,110 2.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.93 $12.03 $25,020 2.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 710 $18.74 $18.36 $38,190 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $12.37 $12.99 $27,020 1.7 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 40 (4) (4) $25,770 3.1 %
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 2,970 $11.48 $12.17 $25,310 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 270 $10.11 $10.35 $21,530 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,680 $11.19 $11.57 $24,070 2.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $18.66 $17.84 $37,120 4.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $8.35 $9.68 $20,130 5.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 290 $15.32 $15.17 $31,540 4.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $13.16 $13.31 $27,680 3.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.24 $8.40 $17,480 2.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $8.61 $9.06 $18,840 3.5 %
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 2,680 $18.97 $18.45 $38,380 5.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $32.00 $32.52 $67,640 4.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 400 $23.85 $23.38 $48,630 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 650 $21.31 $21.88 $45,500 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 920 $10.77 $11.39 $23,690 2.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 90 $7.13 $8.51 $17,700 6.6 %
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 8,780 $8.66 $9.74 $20,270 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $12.93 $13.78 $28,660 8.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 120 $10.04 $9.97 $20,740 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $10.66 $11.84 $24,630 8.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 290 $11.28 $11.33 $23,560 1.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 210 $10.66 $10.86 $22,580 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 540 $9.48 $9.45 $19,660 1.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 990 $6.97 $8.31 $17,270 4.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,010 $8.42 $9.13 $18,990 5.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,020 $7.61 $7.87 $16,360 1.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,490 $8.88 $9.61 $19,990 3.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $8.18 $8.96 $18,640 6.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $7.87 $8.15 $16,960 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 350 $8.60 $9.03 $18,770 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $9.07 $9.41 $19,580 2.7 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,510 $11.61 $12.51 $26,020 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $18.10 $18.66 $38,820 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $19.08 $19.45 $40,460 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,730 $10.72 $11.69 $24,320 4.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 610 $9.49 $9.62 $20,000 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 790 $14.25 $14.44 $30,040 2.1 %
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 1,920 $8.85 $10.26 $21,350 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $16.42 $16.51 $34,330 4.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (6) $8.34 $8.76 $18,230 3.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $7.85 $8.55 $17,790 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $8.23 $9.07 $18,870 2.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 590 $9.97 $10.69 $22,230 5.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 190 $9.05 $9.37 $19,500 4.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 $18.26 $17.31 $36,000 7.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 510 $7.11 $8.94 $18,600 7.5 %
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 10,860 $11.87 $17.51 $36,410 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 700 $15.54 $17.83 $37,080 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 350 $26.12 $29.14 $60,610 4.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,940 $8.04 $8.55 $17,790 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $10.01 $11.60 $24,130 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $13.60 $16.18 $33,650 4.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,130 $9.47 $11.26 $23,410 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $21.07 $23.16 $48,170 6.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 120 $28.02 $29.10 $60,530 6.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 70 $12.72 $13.04 $27,110 3.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,120 $32.87 $34.84 $72,480 4.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,400 $22.43 $25.23 $52,470 4.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (6) $18.99 $18.31 $38,080 3.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 290 $36.61 $37.30 $77,580 3.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $9.21 $11.84 $24,620 13.6 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 50 $16.85 $18.83 $39,160 6.5 %
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 20,610 $14.42 $15.26 $31,740 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,190 $20.25 $21.24 $44,180 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 230 $12.24 $12.53 $26,050 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 400 $15.64 $15.95 $33,180 1.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 590 $14.66 $14.89 $30,970 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,650 $15.34 $15.79 $32,830 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $15.92 $16.26 $33,810 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $15.87 $16.05 $33,390 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 520 $10.51 $10.63 $22,110 1.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $15.72 $16.96 $35,280 3.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $14.69 $15.08 $31,360 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,210 $15.09 $15.90 $33,080 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 360 $10.85 $11.71 $24,360 2.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 50 $10.07 $10.30 $21,420 6.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 210 $11.85 $12.28 $25,540 3.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $14.33 $14.89 $30,970 1.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $13.26 $13.53 $28,140 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 290 $14.64 $15.23 $31,680 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $17.82 $17.97 $37,370 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 900 $12.02 $12.47 $25,940 3.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $10.84 $11.14 $23,170 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $15.48 $15.09 $31,390 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $14.74 $15.93 $33,140 2.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $19.18 $18.79 $39,090 1.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 350 $19.21 $19.04 $39,610 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $18.38 $17.20 $35,780 2.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (6) $19.74 $19.82 $41,230 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 980 $12.96 $13.66 $28,420 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,710 $10.56 $11.24 $23,390 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,330 $18.63 $18.84 $39,190 1.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $16.41 $17.78 $36,980 8.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 410 $13.88 $13.95 $29,020 2.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,790 $14.67 $15.03 $31,260 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 $16.24 $17.55 $36,500 4.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 340 $12.09 $12.65 $26,320 3.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 110 $15.30 $15.54 $32,330 4.9 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $20.14 $20.37 $42,370 6.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $15.76 $15.81 $32,890 5.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 120 $11.98 $12.74 $26,500 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,040 $13.00 $14.01 $29,140 5.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $10.08 $10.40 $21,630 4.8 %
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 40 $8.29 $9.74 $20,250 8.2 %
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 5,750 $20.35 $21.45 $44,620 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $27.28 $26.98 $56,110 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 120 $20.30 $20.12 $41,840 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 710 $21.78 $22.13 $46,040 5.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (6) $15.84 $16.64 $34,620 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 450 $16.05 $16.13 $33,550 2.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $18.91 $18.70 $38,890 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 110 $23.39 $23.45 $48,780 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $20.30 $19.75 $41,070 4.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 70 $33.63 $32.06 $66,680 5.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 620 $23.34 $23.26 $48,390 1.9 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (6) $23.88 $23.24 $48,340 5.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $17.13 $18.93 $39,370 5.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 380 $21.97 $23.65 $49,190 7.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $19.78 $19.04 $39,600 2.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 800 $24.36 $25.25 $52,510 4.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (6) $15.28 $15.00 $31,190 3.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 200 $14.20 $14.45 $30,060 3.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $12.06 $12.42 $25,840 6.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $21.60 $20.60 $42,860 3.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 160 $15.13 $16.14 $33,570 2.3 %
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 5,570 $18.65 $19.42 $40,380 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $26.69 $27.61 $57,420 2.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $14.30 $14.29 $29,710 10.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (6) $22.77 $21.17 $44,030 7.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) $18.26 $18.68 $38,860 8.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $13.96 $15.67 $32,600 6.4 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $13.05 $13.78 $28,670 11.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 750 $15.11 $16.05 $33,390 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $19.24 $19.75 $41,070 3.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $20.71 $21.21 $44,120 2.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 330 $21.20 $24.10 $50,120 14.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (6) $20.54 $21.30 $44,300 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 610 $16.61 $16.90 $35,160 2.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $16.68 $17.04 $35,450 3.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 60 $16.40 $17.30 $35,980 5.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 $22.29 $22.07 $45,900 3.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 350 $20.13 $20.20 $42,020 8.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $13.84 $14.25 $29,630 7.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 11,660 $13.89 $14.94 $31,080 1.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 800 $23.25 $23.99 $49,890 1.4 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (6) $10.65 $10.97 $22,820 4.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,380 $12.40 $12.69 $26,400 3.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 420 $14.41 $14.69 $30,560 1.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $18.62 $17.99 $37,420 3.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,580 $10.77 $12.45 $25,900 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $12.21 $12.59 $26,180 2.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (6) $18.03 $17.68 $36,770 2.9 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.05 $13.22 $27,490 3.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.49 $11.73 $24,390 6.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $10.44 $11.12 $23,130 4.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 440 $12.74 $13.75 $28,600 5.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.45 $14.27 $29,690 3.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $15.83 $15.91 $33,090 4.5 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $15.75 $15.40 $32,020 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 540 $17.96 $17.80 $37,020 3.4 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 80 $17.50 $17.38 $36,150 2.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $12.79 $12.95 $26,930 4.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 120 $20.04 $20.18 $41,970 3.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 290 $16.34 $16.46 $34,230 3.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $14.90 $15.22 $31,660 6.9 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.73 $13.31 $27,680 2.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $18.75 $19.97 $41,530 6.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $9.95 $10.12 $21,060 3.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $8.19 $8.29 $17,250 2.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $10.90 $12.32 $25,630 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $12.77 $13.36 $27,800 5.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $19.03 $18.95 $39,410 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $19.69 $19.56 $40,680 3.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $14.07 $14.86 $30,920 6.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.30 $14.85 $30,880 3.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.81 $14.31 $29,760 4.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 790 $15.68 $16.36 $34,020 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $11.29 $12.10 $25,160 9.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $11.23 $12.38 $25,750 2.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $8.27 $9.16 $19,060 7.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $15.36 $15.00 $31,190 5.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 220 $11.52 $12.19 $25,350 3.7 %
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 8,460 $13.52 $14.55 $30,270 3.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $17.82 $18.88 $39,280 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $23.61 $24.64 $51,250 6.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 150 $15.46 $14.78 $30,740 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 570 $14.23 $12.87 $26,760 8.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $10.77 $12.18 $25,340 10.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,260 $18.89 $19.28 $40,090 2.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $12.15 $11.82 $24,580 3.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 180 $9.65 $9.82 $20,430 2.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $19.11 $20.06 $41,730 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $13.51 $14.05 $29,220 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $9.55 $11.12 $23,120 6.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,060 $11.25 $11.56 $24,050 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 160 $11.91 $11.86 $24,670 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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