Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Roanoke, VA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Roanoke, VA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Virginia. 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 Roanoke, VA 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 139,070 $12.09 $16.72 $34,780 6.2 %
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 6,430 $28.92 $34.62 $72,000 3.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 400 $45.22 $51.88 $107,910 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,880 $29.47 $37.16 $77,290 2.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $24.20 $26.38 $54,870 5.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 150 $34.77 $37.60 $78,210 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $29.51 $33.18 $69,010 3.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $25.22 $31.50 $65,520 13.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 200 $22.09 $25.88 $53,830 5.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 280 $33.84 $37.18 $77,340 6.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 490 $37.95 $39.98 $83,160 3.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 140 $30.22 $31.34 $65,180 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $27.61 $31.52 $65,560 5.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $24.14 $25.70 $53,450 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $26.47 $28.35 $58,970 3.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $27.71 $32.32 $67,220 3.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $12.64 $13.04 $27,130 5.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 190 $17.25 $20.79 $43,240 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 200 $32.59 $33.81 $70,320 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 390 $15.04 $16.23 $33,760 10.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $14.40 $14.76 $30,710 7.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $34.02 $40.03 $83,260 6.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 $16.33 $17.39 $36,180 8.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $21.37 $23.11 $48,060 3.8 %
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 4,620 $21.20 $23.49 $48,850 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $16.68 $18.21 $37,880 3.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $19.45 $20.02 $41,650 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 360 $19.86 $20.37 $42,380 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $16.91 $19.98 $41,560 5.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 $19.12 $20.93 $43,540 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $17.87 $18.09 $37,630 4.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $20.13 $21.59 $44,910 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 290 $20.84 $21.93 $45,620 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 760 $20.07 $22.49 $46,770 3.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 $17.25 $17.89 $37,200 3.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $19.50 $20.01 $41,620 5.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 130 $27.06 $32.70 $68,020 12.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $27.39 $30.37 $63,170 10.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 40 $22.11 $22.82 $47,460 2.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $27.45 $27.60 $57,400 4.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 360 $23.23 $27.03 $56,210 6.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $20.90 $21.28 $44,270 8.2 %
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 3,470 $26.74 $28.22 $58,690 2.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 510 $25.10 $25.87 $53,800 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) $33.74 $35.39 $73,610 5.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (6) $33.20 $34.80 $72,390 5.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 510 $13.51 $15.69 $32,640 7.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 $21.39 $24.34 $50,620 7.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 300 $25.15 $25.73 $53,510 2.8 %
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 2,260 $23.24 $25.54 $53,120 3.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 $31.60 $39.37 $81,890 12.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors (6) $18.35 $18.76 $39,010 3.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 180 $21.56 $22.86 $47,550 2.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 290 $29.50 $34.04 $70,810 6.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $23.68 $27.51 $57,220 13.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $22.24 $23.67 $49,230 2.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $23.95 $23.95 $49,820 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 250 $24.89 $26.99 $56,140 4.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 140 $15.64 $15.57 $32,380 2.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $15.19 $15.70 $32,650 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 150 $18.18 $18.46 $38,390 3.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $18.01 $20.09 $41,790 6.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 60 $17.19 $18.25 $37,970 11.1 %
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 650 $21.41 $23.61 $49,110 3.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $24.39 $26.80 $55,740 9.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $19.32 $19.43 $40,410 2.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 150 $20.59 $23.83 $49,570 7.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $28.83 $30.05 $62,500 7.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $20.48 $21.39 $44,490 3.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) $19.47 $17.92 $37,280 4.1 %
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 1,310 $15.30 $17.43 $36,250 6.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 70 $15.55 $15.66 $32,570 8.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $13.66 $14.68 $30,540 7.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 290 $15.11 $15.37 $31,970 2.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $14.67 $14.84 $30,870 4.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $13.26 $15.06 $31,330 6.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $16.66 $17.26 $35,910 2.2 %
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 950 $23.59 $29.79 $61,970 4.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 410 $35.90 $43.85 $91,210 5.7 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 80 $21.25 $27.74 $57,700 1.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 230 $14.74 $15.35 $31,930 3.2 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $47,390 5.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $48,980 4.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $42,250 6.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 310 $8.32 $10.14 $21,100 3.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 $12.41 $14.08 $29,290 6.9 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,540 $13.60 $15.86 $32,990 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 120 $7.44 $7.67 $15,960 3.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $13.57 $14.86 $30,900 3.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $15.48 $16.91 $35,170 3.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 (4) (4) $37,310 7.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (6) (4) (4) $36,130 15.4 %
27-3010 Announcers 110 $9.20 $10.78 $22,420 9.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $13.24 $18.78 $39,060 17.4 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $19.42 $21.94 $45,630 3.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 110 $23.15 $25.70 $53,450 10.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $16.76 $17.28 $35,930 3.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $14.43 $15.03 $31,260 7.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 $9.32 $11.29 $23,480 7.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $9.79 $12.30 $25,580 7.1 %
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 8,200 $18.75 $24.34 $50,640 4.7 %
29-1020 Dentists 80 (5) $94.95 $197,500 9.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $20.94 $21.66 $45,060 4.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $34.17 $33.92 $70,550 1.8 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (6) (5) $97.99 $203,820 13.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $52.42 $45.47 $94,580 11.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General 140 $39.08 $39.82 $82,820 11.9 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $100.20 $208,420 11.3 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 70 (5) $76.44 $159,000 13.1 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 60 $43.48 $50.77 $105,600 4.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $77.48 $161,160 12.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $31.40 $31.58 $65,680 2.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,020 $20.27 $20.96 $43,600 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $24.53 $24.56 $51,090 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $27.26 $27.49 $57,170 1.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $21.07 $21.90 $45,560 2.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $28.31 $33.09 $68,830 9.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $15.08 $14.86 $30,910 2.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 280 $16.61 $16.74 $34,820 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 180 $13.01 $13.15 $27,350 3.2 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (6) $8.51 $8.98 $18,690 5.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $10.03 $10.31 $21,440 3.2 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $13.09 $13.29 $27,640 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,230 $13.70 $13.95 $29,020 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $10.51 $11.85 $24,650 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $8.64 $10.68 $22,220 15.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 30 $20.43 $20.55 $42,750 2.3 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,960 $9.52 $9.88 $20,540 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 260 $7.41 $7.49 $15,580 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,930 $8.97 $9.17 $19,080 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $18.15 $18.13 $37,710 1.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.38 $9.41 $19,570 3.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 290 $11.40 $11.63 $24,190 5.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 520 $10.05 $10.16 $21,130 3.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 200 $12.09 $11.95 $24,860 4.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $7.80 $8.53 $17,740 15.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 120 $8.33 $8.42 $17,500 4.3 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,920 $13.35 $14.21 $29,550 8.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $25.54 $26.44 $54,990 2.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 240 $15.12 $15.09 $31,380 3.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $23.91 $24.99 $51,970 4.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,140 $8.09 $8.61 $17,910 3.7 %
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 9,160 $7.48 $9.38 $19,510 8.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $14.90 $16.19 $33,680 5.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (6) $6.73 $7.25 $15,090 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $8.85 $9.33 $19,400 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 740 $8.67 $9.58 $19,920 6.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 100 $7.55 $7.49 $15,580 3.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 830 $7.04 $7.40 $15,390 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 330 $9.81 $9.87 $20,530 6.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,940 $6.93 $7.31 $15,210 3.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,300 $7.06 $8.41 $17,490 5.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 300 $7.35 $7.22 $15,020 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 450 $6.92 $7.05 $14,670 3.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 340 $7.17 $7.16 $14,890 1.9 %
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 4,120 $7.65 $10.62 $22,090 15.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $10.93 $12.58 $26,160 4.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $16.86 $18.13 $37,720 4.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $7.84 $7.85 $16,320 3.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 320 $7.60 $8.96 $18,650 8.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 400 $9.22 $9.85 $20,490 1.9 %
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 2,520 $8.54 $10.25 $21,320 4.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $14.31 $14.85 $30,880 5.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $7.86 $8.00 $16,630 2.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 100 $6.25 $6.37 $13,250 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $7.50 $10.33 $21,480 6.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 110 $8.48 $8.80 $18,310 2.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 300 $10.02 $10.87 $22,600 4.9 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $6.73 $7.29 $15,160 13.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 540 $7.31 $7.64 $15,900 5.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 $9.87 $9.74 $20,260 5.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 230 $12.78 $12.39 $25,770 2.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $8.85 $9.82 $20,430 4.5 %
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 16,010 $9.87 $13.66 $28,410 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,530 $13.31 $14.98 $31,150 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 510 $27.01 $34.44 $71,630 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,780 $7.37 $7.57 $15,740 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 540 $8.21 $9.89 $20,580 5.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $12.61 $13.66 $28,420 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,410 $8.38 $9.28 $19,300 1.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 200 $18.88 $20.38 $42,390 4.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 460 $20.62 $22.47 $46,730 12.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 310 $26.86 $35.04 $72,890 11.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $11.05 $11.71 $24,360 14.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 330 $21.20 $29.16 $60,650 15.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,840 $18.61 $20.65 $42,960 2.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $9.73 $10.54 $21,930 5.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $10.04 $13.38 $27,820 7.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $25.58 $29.20 $60,740 6.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $8.79 $9.70 $20,180 2.7 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27,420 $10.81 $12.06 $25,090 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,320 $16.98 $18.26 $37,980 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 270 $8.73 $9.29 $19,320 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 460 $11.12 $11.82 $24,580 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 580 $10.80 $11.21 $23,320 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,050 $11.14 $11.72 $24,380 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $13.43 $13.83 $28,770 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $13.11 $13.20 $27,450 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 560 $9.61 $9.84 $20,470 2.3 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 30 $16.54 $16.56 $34,440 3.1 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 $14.51 $15.37 $31,960 10.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $12.74 $13.78 $28,660 2.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 $12.35 $12.30 $25,590 2.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,560 $11.25 $12.08 $25,120 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 $8.72 $9.52 $19,810 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $7.98 $7.70 $16,010 5.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $13.86 $14.87 $30,920 4.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $10.32 $11.18 $23,250 8.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 200 $14.10 $14.92 $31,020 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,170 $8.60 $8.89 $18,490 1.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 140 $8.49 $8.89 $18,490 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $13.88 $14.21 $29,560 1.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $11.84 $12.07 $25,100 3.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $19.13 $18.75 $39,010 2.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 320 $19.25 $19.19 $39,920 2.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 450 $18.78 $17.55 $36,510 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 300 $13.87 $15.35 $31,930 4.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,170 $10.32 $10.71 $22,280 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,320 $8.68 $9.08 $18,880 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $12.22 $13.57 $28,220 8.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,090 $14.76 $15.39 $32,000 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $10.94 $12.58 $26,170 13.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 290 $12.30 $12.31 $25,610 3.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 300 $12.56 $13.38 $27,830 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 670 $9.88 $10.20 $21,220 3.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 $10.90 $11.08 $23,040 2.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 230 $8.35 $8.73 $18,170 4.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,060 $9.92 $10.46 $21,750 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 $10.07 $10.31 $21,430 4.4 %
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 50 $9.08 $11.06 $23,000 9.6 %
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 6,150 $12.04 $13.15 $27,350 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 780 $18.90 $20.01 $41,630 2.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $19.61 $19.14 $39,800 2.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 860 $12.66 $13.00 $27,030 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 730 $9.21 $9.12 $18,960 1.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $10.50 $11.24 $23,380 2.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 430 $12.55 $13.39 $27,850 3.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 80 $13.75 $13.75 $28,600 1.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 520 $14.53 $14.63 $30,430 2.9 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 150 $13.38 $13.85 $28,820 7.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 190 $10.85 $11.32 $23,550 3.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $11.20 $11.96 $24,870 4.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 380 $9.12 $10.73 $22,330 9.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $13.36 $13.32 $27,700 4.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $12.14 $12.42 $25,830 2.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 140 $10.46 $10.59 $22,040 2.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 170 $9.87 $9.79 $20,370 2.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 140 $9.71 $9.85 $20,490 1.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $10.25 $10.46 $21,760 4.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $12.00 $13.44 $27,960 3.2 %
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 7,330 $15.04 $16.72 $34,770 4.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 650 $20.36 $21.24 $44,190 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $16.90 $17.54 $36,490 2.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 290 $14.15 $16.75 $34,830 9.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) $17.42 $18.57 $38,630 6.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $10.68 $12.23 $25,430 11.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $19.27 $23.70 $49,300 4.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 930 $13.66 $14.54 $30,240 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 350 $16.36 $17.37 $36,130 5.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 $16.42 $16.72 $34,770 4.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $10.28 $10.52 $21,870 4.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $8.79 $9.07 $18,870 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 420 $14.71 $14.28 $29,710 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 300 $15.72 $15.71 $32,670 3.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $16.41 $16.54 $34,410 3.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $15.22 $15.23 $31,670 3.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 410 $20.27 $20.01 $41,630 3.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $14.47 $14.69 $30,550 4.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $11.07 $10.97 $22,820 8.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $11.49 $12.67 $26,340 6.5 %
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 11,610 $11.73 $12.88 $26,780 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 770 $19.24 $21.14 $43,970 3.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $10.56 $12.60 $26,210 4.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $10.85 $11.55 $24,020 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,310 $11.72 $11.52 $23,960 4.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $10.39 $10.19 $21,200 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $12.11 $11.81 $24,570 2.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $8.53 $8.46 $17,600 3.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.80 $14.27 $29,680 7.9 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $12.69 $12.88 $26,790 3.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $12.56 $12.47 $25,940 4.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.28 $12.22 $25,410 5.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.43 $10.58 $22,000 1.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 450 $13.99 $14.60 $30,370 3.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $9.83 $10.00 $20,790 2.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $16.59 $17.49 $36,390 4.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 480 $14.18 $13.96 $29,040 2.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $10.18 $10.77 $22,410 9.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 150 $11.38 $11.87 $24,700 5.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $12.70 $13.20 $27,470 4.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 180 $12.69 $13.09 $27,220 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 290 $7.89 $8.07 $16,790 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 150 $7.79 $7.95 $16,530 3.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 60 $8.73 $9.27 $19,280 7.2 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (6) $13.73 $13.46 $27,990 4.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $11.51 $11.29 $23,480 1.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.19 $11.92 $24,800 4.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $14.23 $15.08 $31,360 4.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 430 $12.28 $13.37 $27,800 4.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $13.80 $14.70 $30,580 3.9 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 60 $8.38 $9.29 $19,320 6.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 500 $9.46 $10.29 $21,390 6.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $15.29 $17.79 $37,010 12.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (6) $10.31 $10.95 $22,780 10.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 460 $9.76 $11.28 $23,460 13.4 %
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 11,970 $10.48 $12.67 $26,360 8.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $17.02 $17.48 $36,360 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 270 $16.54 $18.33 $38,120 4.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 470 $11.59 $11.91 $24,780 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,870 $15.66 $15.82 $32,900 2.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,620 $8.88 $10.02 $20,830 10.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 140 $7.75 $7.68 $15,980 3.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $7.88 $8.24 $17,140 6.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (6) $10.45 $10.90 $22,670 3.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $13.74 $15.04 $31,280 5.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $11.88 $12.73 $26,480 5.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 670 $11.96 $11.88 $24,710 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 300 $8.21 $8.27 $17,200 2.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 430 $10.42 $10.57 $21,990 2.9 %

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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