Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Salinas, CA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Salinas, CA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in California. 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 151,290 $12.79 $16.89 $35,120 2.2 %
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 6,970 $31.57 $38.10 $79,250 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 400 $56.40 $62.81 $130,640 4.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,090 $37.13 $45.42 $94,480 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 $20.39 $21.22 $44,130 5.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 $27.11 $30.71 $63,870 5.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 190 $45.45 $49.50 $102,950 7.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 290 $39.67 $47.94 $99,710 5.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 70 $29.32 $29.58 $61,520 4.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 250 $24.12 $26.28 $54,660 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 $36.22 $39.21 $81,550 9.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 540 $37.38 $40.20 $83,610 4.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 140 $29.78 $33.02 $68,670 3.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $33.79 $34.63 $72,040 6.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $30.59 $30.96 $64,390 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $28.21 $33.00 $68,650 5.2 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 70 $29.65 $35.13 $73,080 5.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $19.38 $22.76 $47,330 5.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $84,090 3.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $46.02 $49.93 $103,850 7.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $19.39 $21.25 $44,200 3.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 130 $18.38 $18.63 $38,740 7.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $29.40 $33.88 $70,480 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $35.30 $38.10 $79,260 8.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 180 $16.68 $20.76 $43,180 6.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $20.47 $23.03 $47,900 6.0 %
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 4,250 $23.91 $25.86 $53,780 1.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (6) $21.12 $21.64 $45,000 7.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $20.56 $23.31 $48,490 5.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $21.70 $23.19 $48,230 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $27.27 $26.84 $55,820 5.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $25.64 $26.13 $54,350 5.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 $26.40 $26.70 $55,530 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $22.84 $22.58 $46,960 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 240 $22.00 $21.67 $45,070 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 220 $25.80 $26.03 $54,150 3.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $19.29 $20.63 $42,910 3.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 880 $24.36 $26.54 $55,190 4.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $32.94 $33.23 $69,120 4.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $25.73 $26.85 $55,850 3.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 150 $30.23 $30.39 $63,210 5.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $30.10 $29.27 $60,890 3.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $28.17 $31.19 $64,870 12.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $19.83 $19.98 $41,550 6.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $20.13 $23.07 $47,990 3.1 %
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 2,040 $32.58 $33.50 $69,680 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $31.34 $35.16 $73,130 10.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 230 $36.57 $38.22 $79,500 5.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 $35.08 $34.21 $71,160 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 200 $20.21 $20.77 $43,200 3.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 860 $37.31 $37.49 $77,980 2.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 110 $26.82 $27.94 $58,110 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $27.43 $27.78 $57,790 4.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $28.45 $28.86 $60,020 4.8 %
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 2,100 $27.64 $28.36 $58,980 2.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $31.30 $31.40 $65,310 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $30.93 $30.23 $62,880 2.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 200 $32.86 $33.04 $68,730 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (6) $34.68 $35.27 $73,360 4.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $33.72 $37.40 $77,800 6.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (6) $31.97 $32.05 $66,660 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $33.93 $36.79 $76,520 8.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 $31.65 $34.92 $72,640 6.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 230 $23.23 $22.73 $47,290 3.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (6) $34.13 $30.53 $63,500 14.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (6) $24.17 $24.70 $51,370 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 320 $24.10 $23.24 $48,340 6.2 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 $20.44 $21.08 $43,840 3.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $22.47 $23.82 $49,540 2.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (6) $21.20 $21.92 $45,580 2.6 %
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 1,040 $25.76 $27.03 $56,220 4.5 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 40 $24.85 $27.27 $56,720 3.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (6) $27.85 $27.46 $57,110 3.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 200 $26.78 $30.41 $63,250 6.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 140 $30.04 $27.56 $57,330 1.9 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $29.06 $28.72 $59,740 3.0 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 40 $14.37 $16.73 $34,800 10.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 70 $15.16 $15.82 $32,910 7.2 %
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 1,150 $15.95 $18.53 $38,550 8.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 120 $18.08 $17.45 $36,290 4.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $24.50 $25.09 $52,180 11.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $17.09 $19.42 $40,390 11.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $14.77 $15.16 $31,530 7.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 100 $14.56 $15.84 $32,940 4.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $10.40 $11.14 $23,170 2.9 %
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 680 $20.77 $27.65 $57,510 13.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 160 $43.31 $48.54 $100,960 6.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $18.68 $20.03 $41,670 3.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 80 $22.70 $22.72 $47,260 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 7,580 $21.91 $25.09 $52,190 7.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $26.40 $29.93 $62,260 7.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 140 $11.04 $12.43 $25,860 4.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 190 (4) (4) $49,380 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,180 (4) (4) $47,870 2.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 370 (4) (4) $46,790 3.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 940 (4) (4) $51,790 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $53,030 11.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 150 (4) (4) $59,130 11.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (6) (4) (4) $50,470 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $53,500 1.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 390 $18.06 $18.05 $37,550 6.8 %
25-4021 Librarians (6) $24.23 $24.43 $50,820 2.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 160 $14.43 $14.42 $29,990 3.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $21.19 $23.93 $49,770 7.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 870 (4) (4) $23,620 2.7 %
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 1,820 $18.88 $22.18 $46,140 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.84 $10.69 $22,230 7.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 $18.81 $20.36 $42,350 4.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $17.40 $18.06 $37,560 4.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (6) $13.42 $13.42 $27,920 3.9 %
27-3010 Announcers 80 $11.23 $13.86 $28,820 13.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $19.61 $21.82 $45,390 6.0 %
27-3041 Editors 280 $20.41 $22.99 $47,830 3.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $28.44 $29.38 $61,110 3.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (6) $9.54 $10.02 $20,840 4.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $13.25 $14.50 $30,160 11.1 %
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 6,460 $24.31 $29.73 $61,840 8.9 %
29-1020 Dentists 120 $48.71 $52.96 $110,170 6.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $41.16 $39.11 $81,350 3.0 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (6) (5) $101.20 $210,500 13.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 160 $62.49 $65.86 $136,990 6.4 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $73.45 $152,780 10.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 $68.49 $76.16 $158,420 13.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $37.72 $37.66 $78,330 4.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,440 $26.13 $27.26 $56,690 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $29.60 $29.53 $61,420 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $34.12 $35.76 $74,370 4.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $21.53 $22.21 $46,200 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $28.34 $28.71 $59,720 7.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $26.86 $33.79 $70,270 16.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (6) $31.65 $31.32 $65,150 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $20.88 $20.87 $43,400 6.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $24.64 $24.85 $51,700 7.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 $29.90 $27.95 $58,130 7.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $20.04 $19.91 $41,410 1.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $14.74 $14.99 $31,180 1.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $17.18 $17.85 $37,140 2.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $14.82 $14.73 $30,650 5.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 440 $18.53 $18.27 $37,990 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $13.16 $12.71 $26,430 3.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $14.18 $14.05 $29,220 6.6 %
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 3,260 $12.09 $12.94 $26,900 3.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 440 $9.84 $10.28 $21,380 3.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,000 $10.73 $10.95 $22,790 2.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (6) $19.09 $19.06 $39,640 3.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $11.82 $11.78 $24,510 4.4 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 190 $24.31 $19.48 $40,510 14.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 630 $15.27 $15.07 $31,340 2.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 450 $12.93 $14.01 $29,150 5.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $18.35 $17.74 $36,900 3.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $11.67 $11.49 $23,900 4.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $9.44 $9.89 $20,570 9.2 %
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 5,030 $19.25 $19.86 $41,300 8.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (6) $37.46 $37.54 $78,080 5.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 100 $25.93 $27.99 $58,220 5.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 540 $16.60 $19.07 $39,670 4.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $31.01 $30.79 $64,050 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (6) $25.37 $25.08 $52,160 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,190 $8.63 $9.39 $19,530 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 13,210 $8.09 $9.44 $19,630 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 150 $15.39 $17.44 $36,270 4.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 850 $13.29 $14.14 $29,400 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 310 $7.49 $8.30 $17,260 5.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $11.72 $12.67 $26,360 6.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,360 $10.55 $11.03 $22,930 4.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 $9.95 $10.22 $21,260 5.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 910 $8.12 $8.62 $17,940 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 520 $9.64 $10.59 $22,030 5.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,690 $7.22 $8.02 $16,690 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 500 $8.18 $8.86 $18,430 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,000 $7.61 $8.94 $18,590 5.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 420 $7.79 $8.54 $17,760 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 730 $7.14 $8.63 $17,940 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 770 $7.54 $7.89 $16,410 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 410 $7.99 $8.99 $18,690 4.5 %
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 5,870 $9.54 $10.75 $22,360 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 260 $14.53 $15.51 $32,250 3.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $14.64 $16.63 $34,600 13.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,650 $9.22 $10.20 $21,210 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,940 $8.55 $8.95 $18,620 1.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $13.06 $13.33 $27,720 3.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,390 $10.46 $11.18 $23,260 2.9 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $12.62 $13.50 $28,080 8.7 %
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 2,780 $9.17 $11.01 $22,900 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $16.12 $17.59 $36,580 3.0 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (6) $9.90 $11.35 $23,600 13.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $11.46 $13.94 $28,990 4.7 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists (6) $16.15 $15.63 $32,520 5.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $7.73 $8.94 $18,600 2.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 390 $7.90 $8.47 $17,620 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $9.94 $11.38 $23,680 9.0 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $7.06 $7.07 $14,700 4.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 110 $7.15 $7.74 $16,100 2.6 %
39-6012 Concierges 50 $10.70 $10.98 $22,830 3.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 60 $19.97 $18.44 $38,350 6.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 460 $8.86 $9.76 $20,290 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $27.45 $25.89 $53,860 2.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (6) $8.93 $9.78 $20,340 2.0 %
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 15,010 $10.28 $15.02 $31,250 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,550 $15.73 $18.73 $38,950 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 220 $28.90 $34.13 $70,990 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,010 $8.60 $9.71 $20,200 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 860 $9.03 $9.95 $20,690 3.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 340 $13.00 $13.64 $28,360 4.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,050 $8.87 $10.96 $22,800 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $18.53 $23.09 $48,040 7.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 200 $20.93 $34.21 $71,160 18.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 220 $24.91 $34.24 $71,210 11.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 70 $11.88 $12.52 $26,050 7.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 $31.25 $37.23 $77,440 8.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,150 $26.64 $36.58 $76,080 11.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $8.47 $9.03 $18,780 4.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 160 $10.59 $11.87 $24,680 8.0 %
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 20,720 $13.88 $14.71 $30,600 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,420 $20.17 $21.51 $44,750 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 280 $10.95 $11.36 $23,640 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 320 $14.23 $14.49 $30,130 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 440 $13.29 $13.87 $28,850 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,760 $14.23 $14.79 $30,770 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $15.43 $15.94 $33,150 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $15.93 $15.55 $32,350 3.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 680 $10.80 $11.27 $23,430 1.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 90 $17.74 $18.02 $37,480 4.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 90 $12.66 $12.71 $26,440 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,180 $14.00 $15.03 $31,260 3.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (6) $15.11 $15.88 $33,020 6.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 230 $9.07 $9.52 $19,790 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 560 $10.08 $10.17 $21,160 4.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $14.00 $14.08 $29,280 8.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $14.35 $14.67 $30,510 1.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $12.35 $12.84 $26,710 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 250 $13.75 $14.14 $29,420 3.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $16.71 $16.74 $34,820 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,190 $10.94 $11.71 $24,360 2.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 120 $12.59 $12.69 $26,400 3.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $19.55 $20.20 $42,010 11.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $10.05 $11.52 $23,970 7.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (6) $19.98 $20.41 $42,450 4.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 190 $14.31 $16.28 $33,860 6.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (6) $17.82 $18.21 $37,880 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 230 $16.36 $16.79 $34,930 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 620 $11.24 $11.94 $24,830 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,100 $9.41 $10.37 $21,570 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,390 $16.90 $17.71 $36,840 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 310 $15.60 $16.85 $35,050 7.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $14.56 $14.30 $29,750 5.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,630 $14.82 $15.21 $31,640 3.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 210 $14.51 $14.70 $30,570 3.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 200 $12.06 $12.33 $25,640 2.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 $15.40 $16.85 $35,040 8.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $14.10 $14.72 $30,620 7.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $9.69 $10.30 $21,420 5.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,560 $12.35 $12.50 $26,000 1.6 %
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 22,240 $7.94 $9.39 $19,520 2.9 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 540 $17.85 $18.68 $38,850 3.5 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 980 $7.94 $8.57 $17,840 4.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 420 $10.86 $11.40 $23,710 4.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 19,740 $7.83 $8.69 $18,080 2.8 %
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 5,230 $20.01 $20.68 $43,000 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 290 $30.81 $31.45 $65,420 2.9 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 30 $16.67 $17.04 $35,450 7.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,080 $22.66 $22.66 $47,140 5.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $22.79 $22.81 $47,440 3.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 170 $21.89 $21.44 $44,590 7.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 700 $16.24 $17.24 $35,850 4.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $22.12 $22.59 $46,990 2.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 70 $16.54 $20.74 $43,150 19.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 270 $24.51 $24.48 $50,920 4.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers 140 $19.89 $20.71 $43,090 7.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 370 $18.00 $18.20 $37,860 4.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $18.37 $19.04 $39,590 7.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 270 $20.58 $20.55 $42,750 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $18.81 $18.55 $38,580 3.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $21.51 $21.86 $45,460 3.8 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $17.01 $17.73 $36,880 7.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $13.27 $13.32 $27,700 5.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $12.63 $13.78 $28,670 8.8 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 50 $15.43 $15.24 $31,690 9.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $10.43 $10.61 $22,070 4.5 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 30 $11.55 $11.61 $24,150 2.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $28.20 $27.88 $57,990 3.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 70 $16.67 $17.34 $36,060 7.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (6) $19.62 $19.36 $40,260 4.8 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,750 $17.91 $18.47 $38,420 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $25.30 $25.77 $53,600 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $17.06 $17.16 $35,700 2.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $20.95 $21.64 $45,010 3.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $20.85 $20.41 $42,450 3.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 770 $17.75 $18.45 $38,370 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $20.25 $19.97 $41,530 3.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 170 $15.37 $16.07 $33,420 2.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 220 $20.39 $20.89 $43,440 2.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $12.07 $11.66 $24,260 3.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) $22.28 $23.74 $49,370 5.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $19.89 $21.23 $44,160 8.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (6) $21.55 $22.29 $46,360 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,900 $14.44 $15.97 $33,210 3.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $15.75 $16.27 $33,840 12.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $11.40 $12.69 $26,400 7.8 %
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 7,900 $12.71 $15.17 $31,560 6.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 580 $20.86 $22.50 $46,800 4.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 70 $10.84 $11.74 $24,410 4.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $13.14 $13.98 $29,080 7.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 280 $10.64 $10.72 $22,290 6.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (6) $17.41 $16.27 $33,850 3.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 70 $8.66 $10.64 $22,120 12.5 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $10.93 $12.58 $26,170 13.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (6) $9.50 $9.81 $20,400 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $13.56 $14.31 $29,760 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 $13.83 $14.85 $30,900 2.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $16.37 $17.05 $35,470 6.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $16.23 $17.14 $35,650 5.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $16.60 $17.24 $35,850 5.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 190 $8.67 $9.05 $18,830 3.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 270 $8.89 $9.39 $19,520 3.2 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 $13.46 $13.25 $27,560 2.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $11.81 $13.51 $28,110 9.0 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (6) $22.49 $24.10 $50,120 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (6) $26.57 $25.94 $53,960 3.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $24.80 $24.97 $51,950 3.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $11.31 $13.31 $27,690 11.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $15.08 $14.82 $30,830 4.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $9.33 $11.99 $24,940 6.3 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (6) $11.12 $12.79 $26,600 11.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $15.80 $18.07 $37,580 5.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $11.63 $12.44 $25,880 2.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $11.29 $11.58 $24,080 2.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $10.73 $11.10 $23,090 5.1 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $13.03 $13.80 $28,710 5.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 270 $9.74 $10.57 $21,980 4.9 %
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 10,200 $10.48 $12.35 $25,690 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $23.40 $23.64 $49,160 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $19.82 $20.69 $43,030 4.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (6) (4) (4) $44,340 18.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (6) $17.40 $17.22 $35,810 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 190 $13.02 $13.03 $27,100 5.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 360 $13.62 $15.09 $31,380 12.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,590 $15.66 $15.89 $33,050 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,010 $11.12 $12.19 $25,360 4.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $10.19 $12.54 $26,090 12.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 90 $8.37 $8.61 $17,900 3.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 200 $8.37 $8.56 $17,810 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,020 $12.15 $13.34 $27,750 4.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 480 $7.71 $8.10 $16,840 2.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,100 $8.79 $9.64 $20,060 2.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $12.31 $12.30 $25,580 3.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,760 $7.74 $8.85 $18,420 4.2 %

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: December 1, 2003

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