Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Portland, ME MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Portland, ME MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Maine. 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 153,660 $13.27 $16.98 $35,310 1.9 %
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 10,850 $28.27 $33.52 $69,710 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 670 $56.04 $61.83 $128,600 2.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,280 $28.76 $35.25 $73,330 1.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 $6.86 $11.19 $23,270 22.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 180 $25.75 $30.05 $62,490 5.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (6) $32.33 $37.75 $78,520 3.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 490 $29.85 $35.65 $74,150 3.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 130 $23.67 $28.61 $59,510 6.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 370 $22.76 $24.29 $50,530 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 490 $33.22 $34.34 $71,430 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 900 $29.84 $33.63 $69,950 2.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 330 $26.61 $30.06 $62,530 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $25.37 $27.47 $57,130 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 160 $31.51 $32.64 $67,890 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 170 $23.21 $26.63 $55,380 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $27.01 $31.30 $65,100 5.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (6) $16.94 $19.58 $40,720 7.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $63,950 1.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 180 $25.13 $27.63 $57,480 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 220 $40.26 $40.82 $84,910 4.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 440 $15.59 $15.87 $33,010 5.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $18.21 $18.98 $39,470 4.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 380 $27.49 $30.66 $63,780 3.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 $19.67 $21.11 $43,900 3.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 230 $21.76 $21.79 $45,320 2.4 %
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 6,460 $19.97 $21.90 $45,550 1.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 270 $16.70 $17.51 $36,420 2.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $18.10 $19.39 $40,330 1.6 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (6) $17.42 $18.73 $38,960 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $21.07 $22.86 $47,540 3.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 190 $21.43 $22.42 $46,630 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 200 $17.38 $19.21 $39,960 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 $19.91 $21.19 $44,080 2.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 410 $20.61 $22.06 $45,880 5.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 $21.80 $25.28 $52,570 4.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $15.89 $17.08 $35,520 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 880 $20.30 $21.24 $44,170 2.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $21.48 $22.54 $46,880 4.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $24.79 $25.48 $53,000 2.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 150 $17.96 $20.18 $41,970 4.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 180 $24.33 $25.96 $53,990 3.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 160 $25.88 $32.62 $67,840 13.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 440 $16.93 $22.16 $46,090 9.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $17.03 $16.93 $35,220 6.8 %
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 3,540 $25.12 $26.24 $54,580 2.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 500 $25.69 $26.81 $55,770 2.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 690 $29.79 $31.06 $64,600 2.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 160 $30.08 $30.55 $63,530 3.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 760 $17.06 $17.85 $37,120 3.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 160 $28.54 $27.73 $57,670 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $23.12 $24.48 $50,920 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $22.60 $24.70 $51,370 3.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 $22.72 $23.37 $48,600 3.8 %
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 2,740 $22.04 $24.32 $50,590 2.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 110 $22.59 $24.00 $49,910 1.9 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (6) $24.52 $23.97 $49,850 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 640 $21.12 $23.88 $49,660 2.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 160 $31.36 $31.14 $64,780 7.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $27.01 $29.32 $60,970 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $24.62 $25.96 $53,990 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $28.05 $29.96 $62,330 3.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 240 $16.04 $16.62 $34,580 4.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $17.52 $18.16 $37,770 3.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $20.44 $20.40 $42,440 2.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (6) $18.62 $18.56 $38,610 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 200 $19.06 $19.71 $40,990 1.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $15.43 $15.53 $32,310 1.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $18.84 $19.84 $41,260 4.9 %
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 840 $19.46 $25.64 $53,330 10.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $19.40 $19.80 $41,180 2.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $19.92 $21.53 $44,780 4.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 70 $13.16 $14.51 $30,190 6.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $12.61 $13.33 $27,720 5.6 %
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 2,400 $14.07 $15.66 $32,570 4.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $14.96 $14.43 $30,010 6.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 230 $20.61 $19.87 $41,330 3.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (6) $13.47 $15.10 $31,410 4.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 260 $10.45 $11.07 $23,020 3.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 320 $16.53 $17.52 $36,450 4.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (6) $16.77 $17.18 $35,730 1.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 340 $17.18 $17.40 $36,200 2.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 100 $23.12 $29.92 $62,230 26.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 180 $13.70 $14.59 $30,340 4.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 500 $11.11 $11.33 $23,570 1.9 %
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 $27.83 $37.51 $78,020 8.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 850 $38.59 $48.43 $100,730 7.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 290 $15.22 $15.85 $32,970 4.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 90 $16.05 $16.62 $34,570 2.3 %
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 8,710 $17.52 $17.97 $37,370 2.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $52,240 5.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $46,830 5.8 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $53,370 2.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $46,350 2.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $58,470 11.3 %
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $74,530 2.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $45,700 3.9 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $66,570 25.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $17.55 $18.07 $37,580 2.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 570 $9.98 $10.75 $22,370 3.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $41,980 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,070 (4) (4) $42,730 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 720 (4) (4) $42,430 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,480 (4) (4) $42,480 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $43,780 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 240 (4) (4) $42,580 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 140 (4) (4) $40,330 4.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $42,530 2.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $12.46 $13.97 $29,050 6.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $18.54 $18.98 $39,470 1.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 180 $11.64 $11.67 $24,270 1.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $19.50 $19.82 $41,220 3.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,350 (4) (4) $26,410 3.0 %
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 2,140 $16.64 $20.02 $41,650 4.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (6) $10.46 $10.44 $21,710 2.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 $17.45 $18.05 $37,550 4.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $22.04 $21.73 $45,190 6.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $10.10 $10.65 $22,160 7.7 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers (6) $16.05 $15.31 $31,840 2.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 (4) (4) $43,050 4.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 110 $17.07 $18.70 $38,890 13.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 240 $15.18 $17.05 $35,450 6.2 %
27-3041 Editors 140 $20.98 $20.92 $43,520 3.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $21.39 $24.28 $50,510 5.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 $17.95 $18.51 $38,510 2.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $11.19 $11.71 $24,370 2.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (6) $15.18 $16.88 $35,100 6.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $10.54 $20.25 $42,120 21.4 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $9.12 $10.36 $21,540 5.2 %
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 9,410 $22.33 $32.83 $68,290 5.5 %
29-1020 Dentists 180 $62.76 $65.35 $135,920 23.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $13.01 $13.37 $27,810 8.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (6) $35.71 $34.48 $71,720 1.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $52.27 $55.85 $116,160 3.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) $54.10 $59.75 $124,290 4.5 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 70 (5) $88.01 $183,060 7.2 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 30 $67.60 $69.79 $145,170 4.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 140 (5) $101.12 $210,320 6.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 270 $36.08 $36.88 $76,720 3.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (6) $22.12 $23.43 $48,720 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 150 $25.05 $24.86 $51,710 2.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $25.56 $27.22 $56,620 4.0 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 50 $12.33 $12.45 $25,890 2.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (6) $19.55 $19.95 $41,490 2.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $21.52 $22.88 $47,600 3.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $25.47 $27.82 $57,870 8.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 260 $20.86 $21.07 $43,830 1.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 260 $11.84 $13.24 $27,540 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 260 $22.56 $22.06 $45,880 5.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $22.48 $21.38 $44,470 11.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $19.53 $20.00 $41,600 4.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 330 $9.87 $10.55 $21,950 6.3 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 50 $10.83 $11.37 $23,660 5.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $9.09 $9.81 $20,410 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.76 $11.80 $24,540 6.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (6) $15.96 $15.99 $33,260 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 220 $10.55 $11.21 $23,320 2.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (6) $13.34 $12.79 $26,600 4.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (6) $23.80 $23.07 $47,990 3.2 %
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 4,840 $10.24 $10.65 $22,150 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,540 $10.55 $10.61 $22,060 1.4 %
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides 60 $10.31 $10.62 $22,080 1.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $17.26 $17.37 $36,130 4.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (6) $10.13 $10.58 $22,000 5.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $12.03 $12.34 $25,660 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 420 $14.48 $14.38 $29,920 1.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $13.81 $13.80 $28,700 1.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $10.00 $10.75 $22,370 4.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $10.60 $10.99 $22,860 4.0 %
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 2,710 $11.74 $13.19 $27,440 4.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $24.15 $24.56 $51,080 4.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $24.44 $24.41 $50,770 3.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 640 $10.69 $12.12 $25,220 9.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $19.34 $20.04 $41,680 4.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 390 $18.67 $18.11 $37,670 2.3 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 60 $17.93 $17.28 $35,940 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards (6) $9.75 $9.67 $20,120 2.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 80 $7.80 $7.82 $16,260 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 12,570 $8.22 $8.82 $18,350 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 230 $15.30 $16.37 $34,040 3.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 840 $9.96 $10.84 $22,550 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 250 $7.64 $7.55 $15,710 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $10.99 $11.25 $23,400 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 920 $10.14 $10.29 $21,410 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $8.78 $9.15 $19,030 2.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,400 $8.41 $8.81 $18,330 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,090 $7.40 $8.26 $17,190 5.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,550 $8.01 $8.06 $16,770 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 670 $7.92 $7.96 $16,560 1.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,530 $6.98 $8.51 $17,710 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 190 $7.09 $8.74 $18,170 8.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 450 $7.24 $7.53 $15,670 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 610 $7.71 $7.85 $16,320 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 330 $8.02 $8.51 $17,690 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 4,950 $9.57 $10.31 $21,440 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $12.16 $13.50 $28,080 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $14.04 $14.85 $30,900 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,510 $9.75 $10.35 $21,530 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 990 $8.43 $8.70 $18,100 1.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,030 $10.06 $10.47 $21,780 3.1 %
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 3,270 $8.63 $10.28 $21,380 5.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $14.73 $15.00 $31,210 4.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.47 $9.14 $19,010 5.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (6) $7.98 $9.32 $19,390 6.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 320 $8.24 $8.88 $18,460 4.1 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 80 $17.59 $14.98 $31,160 10.6 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 30 $8.35 $9.03 $18,780 2.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 670 $7.94 $8.17 $17,000 3.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (6) $8.88 $9.04 $18,800 2.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $9.74 $12.64 $26,290 11.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $9.55 $9.72 $20,220 4.8 %
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 18,020 $10.51 $14.04 $29,210 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,850 $14.66 $15.71 $32,670 1.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 450 $21.66 $22.93 $47,700 3.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,710 $8.03 $8.35 $17,360 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 360 $9.88 $10.40 $21,640 3.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 350 $12.19 $13.05 $27,150 3.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,900 $8.70 $9.84 $20,470 2.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 260 $18.23 $20.64 $42,940 4.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 410 $21.71 $25.36 $52,750 4.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 410 $29.07 $41.41 $86,140 8.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 110 $13.94 $13.91 $28,930 6.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 320 $26.50 $30.25 $62,920 11.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,740 $18.61 $21.30 $44,300 2.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $8.38 $10.61 $22,070 9.6 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 100 $35.50 $37.18 $77,340 11.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $16.85 $20.31 $42,240 5.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 60 $27.64 $28.14 $58,540 3.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 770 $10.46 $12.15 $25,260 8.2 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (6) $11.71 $13.99 $29,100 10.0 %
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 27,260 $12.27 $12.89 $26,810 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,550 $17.64 $18.35 $38,160 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 380 $10.46 $10.47 $21,780 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 500 $12.23 $12.89 $26,810 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 570 $12.54 $12.66 $26,340 1.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,220 $13.19 $13.46 $28,010 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $13.72 $13.78 $28,670 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $13.67 $14.15 $29,430 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 470 $9.17 $9.40 $19,540 1.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 130 $13.05 $13.49 $28,060 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $12.21 $12.55 $26,110 1.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $12.54 $12.69 $26,380 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,050 $13.08 $13.91 $28,940 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $14.33 $14.08 $29,290 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 240 $9.36 $9.47 $19,690 2.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $9.14 $9.47 $19,690 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (6) $9.20 $9.72 $20,220 2.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $10.49 $10.23 $21,270 6.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $12.48 $12.95 $26,940 2.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $11.62 $11.71 $24,350 2.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 400 $12.68 $13.16 $27,370 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 $14.30 $14.57 $30,310 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,050 $10.54 $10.54 $21,920 1.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 100 $9.53 $11.02 $22,920 8.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 $12.56 $13.48 $28,040 7.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $14.66 $14.09 $29,300 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $13.36 $14.72 $30,620 5.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks (6) $19.05 $18.69 $38,880 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers (6) $17.32 $17.53 $36,450 1.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $15.80 $16.24 $33,770 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,360 $10.63 $11.18 $23,250 4.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,190 $10.39 $10.89 $22,640 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,930 $14.14 $14.67 $30,510 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 430 $16.74 $16.81 $34,970 2.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 470 $13.35 $13.68 $28,440 1.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,670 $11.84 $12.10 $25,160 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 380 $13.61 $14.95 $31,090 4.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 420 $10.65 $10.86 $22,580 1.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 210 $11.31 $11.56 $24,040 2.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $14.40 $15.13 $31,480 3.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 480 $10.11 $10.39 $21,600 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,780 $11.27 $11.58 $24,090 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 140 $9.96 $10.08 $20,970 5.6 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 190 $11.12 $12.39 $25,770 4.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 70 $11.16 $11.15 $23,200 5.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (6) $8.84 $9.00 $18,720 5.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,110 $14.42 $15.84 $32,950 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 440 $22.56 $23.47 $48,820 3.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 160 $15.21 $15.68 $32,620 5.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 950 $14.74 $15.85 $32,960 5.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 40 $17.12 $19.06 $39,650 18.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $14.00 $14.15 $29,440 4.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 690 $11.25 $11.33 $23,560 1.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 120 $12.32 $12.16 $25,290 3.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 220 $14.51 $14.89 $30,960 2.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $12.48 $12.75 $26,520 3.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 530 $18.38 $18.75 $39,000 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 210 $12.02 $12.22 $25,420 3.4 %
47-2142 Paperhangers 40 $12.70 $12.94 $26,920 2.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 600 $14.91 $16.82 $34,990 9.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $12.04 $12.90 $26,840 3.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 300 $16.40 $16.77 $34,870 4.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 $15.40 $15.38 $31,990 2.6 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (6) $12.10 $11.90 $24,750 6.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 50 $11.88 $12.14 $25,240 6.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $22.78 $27.51 $57,210 16.7 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (6) $24.05 $21.81 $45,370 3.9 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 110 $15.04 $16.29 $33,880 2.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 300 $12.92 $12.98 $27,000 2.3 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (6) $14.50 $16.93 $35,220 11.2 %
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 5,700 $14.83 $15.52 $32,270 1.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $20.74 $22.18 $46,140 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 170 $15.40 $16.16 $33,610 8.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) $21.51 $22.09 $45,950 6.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $16.63 $15.87 $33,010 4.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (6) $16.14 $16.22 $33,740 4.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $16.35 $16.22 $33,740 4.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (6) $14.04 $14.93 $31,050 2.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 530 $15.71 $15.75 $32,750 2.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $16.51 $16.77 $34,880 2.3 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 50 $16.24 $16.07 $33,420 4.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (6) $10.22 $10.09 $20,980 2.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $18.42 $20.13 $41,870 11.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 360 $17.36 $17.49 $36,380 1.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $9.89 $10.83 $22,530 11.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 $16.00 $16.78 $34,890 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,370 $13.20 $13.92 $28,960 2.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 30 $20.59 $20.71 $43,090 2.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $12.00 $12.39 $25,760 6.6 %
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 8,790 $11.60 $12.83 $26,680 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 490 $18.72 $20.01 $41,620 2.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $15.87 $15.74 $32,740 3.5 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 40 $12.62 $13.89 $28,890 9.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 350 $11.00 $11.66 $24,260 2.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 180 $10.31 $10.67 $22,190 2.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $15.79 $15.78 $32,820 2.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $9.44 $9.33 $19,400 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $9.60 $9.33 $19,410 2.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.93 $13.17 $27,400 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $10.93 $11.64 $24,220 4.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.80 $13.88 $28,860 2.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.37 $11.98 $24,910 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 540 $14.52 $14.59 $30,340 3.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $13.16 $14.33 $29,810 9.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (6) $12.78 $13.41 $27,900 5.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 90 $11.31 $11.13 $23,160 4.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $15.12 $14.82 $30,820 3.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 90 $13.55 $14.56 $30,290 4.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 $13.97 $14.52 $30,200 4.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 $8.09 $8.08 $16,810 1.5 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 60 $10.96 $12.01 $24,990 4.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $13.60 $13.71 $28,530 2.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 140 $10.02 $10.25 $21,310 2.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $20.08 $19.75 $41,080 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $17.26 $17.53 $36,460 2.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $12.11 $12.71 $26,450 4.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 370 $12.50 $12.99 $27,030 7.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $16.13 $16.05 $33,380 12.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 160 $9.14 $9.23 $19,190 7.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (6) $7.39 $9.43 $19,620 3.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 250 $10.03 $10.55 $21,950 4.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10,830 $11.77 $12.70 $26,410 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $17.18 $18.45 $38,370 2.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $17.87 $18.90 $39,310 3.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (6) $18.29 $16.31 $33,920 12.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 400 $12.27 $12.35 $25,700 3.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 480 $11.41 $12.57 $26,140 5.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,740 $14.16 $15.36 $31,950 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,110 $11.24 $13.05 $27,150 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 190 $8.32 $8.88 $18,470 3.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 300 $7.71 $7.83 $16,280 3.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $16.81 $16.92 $35,180 3.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 220 $14.87 $14.51 $30,180 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 690 $12.29 $12.44 $25,860 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $9.35 $9.83 $20,450 3.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,160 $10.33 $10.81 $22,480 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,060 $8.38 $8.86 $18,420 2.4 %

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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