Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, 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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SOC Major Groups in the San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA 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 101,390 $13.16 $16.72 $34,770 2.3 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,000 $29.52 $33.83 $70,360 1.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,520 $32.25 $38.49 $80,070 2.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 $20.61 $19.10 $39,730 4.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $25.63 $31.91 $66,360 6.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $35.32 $37.92 $78,880 5.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $32.42 $37.01 $76,980 4.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $32.12 $33.28 $69,220 11.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $20.85 $23.95 $49,820 5.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $33.48 $32.86 $68,350 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 $32.33 $36.69 $76,320 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 80 $29.57 $29.98 $62,370 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $31.40 $33.05 $68,740 3.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $27.38 $29.16 $60,650 7.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $29.50 $29.09 $60,500 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 270 $33.20 $35.37 $73,570 4.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $20.34 $21.22 $44,140 6.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $81,360 2.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 170 $41.49 $41.09 $85,460 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 270 $15.30 $16.93 $35,220 4.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 130 $13.43 $13.90 $28,910 5.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $27.48 $29.18 $60,700 4.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 $12.44 $15.71 $32,680 11.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 180 $19.25 $19.36 $40,270 3.0 %
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 3,660 $23.22 $25.77 $53,600 3.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $16.67 $19.29 $40,130 7.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $20.54 $21.01 $43,710 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (6) $31.41 $31.06 $64,600 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $21.73 $23.03 $47,910 4.6 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $33.64 $34.96 $72,720 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $16.00 $17.03 $35,420 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $19.41 $21.85 $45,450 13.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 400 $22.26 $27.35 $56,880 6.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $30.40 $34.31 $71,370 27.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $23.51 $28.37 $59,010 9.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $12.64 $19.95 $41,500 3.3 %
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 1,090 $24.87 $26.39 $54,890 6.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $30.13 $32.16 $66,900 6.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 280 $14.43 $15.67 $32,600 11.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 190 $28.65 $29.91 $62,220 3.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $27.88 $30.94 $64,360 11.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $26.80 $30.41 $63,250 4.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (6) $26.94 $29.18 $60,700 10.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,990 $25.56 $25.87 $53,820 4.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $31.18 $29.08 $60,490 4.3 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 60 $16.53 $22.35 $46,500 20.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $28.15 $27.12 $56,400 4.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 370 $28.84 $29.21 $60,750 2.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 50 $21.91 $28.62 $59,530 10.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 110 $27.23 $27.05 $56,270 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $25.92 $26.37 $54,850 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 230 $13.48 $15.14 $31,490 4.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $21.54 $20.28 $42,170 4.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $18.64 $19.82 $41,230 3.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $17.58 $18.81 $39,130 3.3 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 930 $26.16 $27.64 $57,490 4.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $16.90 $20.30 $42,220 6.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $28.27 $28.59 $59,480 3.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (6) $27.28 $31.49 $65,500 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $17.91 $20.40 $42,440 9.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 90 $25.27 $25.23 $52,470 3.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 90 $20.36 $22.12 $46,000 8.2 %
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 2,160 $15.29 $17.48 $36,370 8.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $15.21 $18.58 $38,660 19.6 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 70 $16.19 $15.77 $32,810 7.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 140 $14.03 $17.35 $36,080 8.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $20.79 $21.08 $43,850 9.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (6) $13.39 $14.09 $29,320 3.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 80 $14.48 $15.30 $31,810 6.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (6) $13.78 $14.22 $29,580 2.1 %
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 490 $23.24 $29.90 $62,190 8.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $43.80 $47.22 $98,210 6.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $23.76 $22.20 $46,170 8.2 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (6) $16.72 $16.58 $34,480 3.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 60 $23.74 $25.93 $53,930 15.0 %
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 6,110 $21.12 $21.84 $45,430 4.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 260 $8.86 $9.61 $19,990 4.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (4) (4) $45,580 3.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,140 (4) (4) $44,930 4.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 300 (4) (4) $49,490 1.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 450 (4) (4) $49,140 3.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $50,910 12.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $50,690 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $53,130 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (4) (4) $53,030 4.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 50 $19.02 $19.26 $40,070 9.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 250 $11.93 $13.27 $27,590 6.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $18.36 $21.10 $43,880 8.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 840 (4) (4) $23,310 2.5 %
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 1,370 $14.34 $16.14 $33,580 4.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (6) $9.84 $9.95 $20,690 4.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $16.95 $17.26 $35,890 2.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 (4) (4) $32,200 18.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (6) (4) (4) $25,960 11.7 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (6) (4) (4) $28,590 3.4 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $10.36 $11.23 $23,350 8.4 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $14.74 $16.05 $33,380 2.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $18.67 $20.40 $42,430 4.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $19.58 $21.77 $45,290 6.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $24.81 $26.84 $55,840 9.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (6) $10.23 $12.11 $25,200 4.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $8.57 $10.77 $22,390 10.4 %
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) (6) (6) (6) (6)
29-1020 Dentists 40 (5) $74.67 $155,300 7.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $42.56 $40.88 $85,020 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $64.05 $66.02 $137,330 6.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $92.31 $192,000 9.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons 60 $69.36 $79.14 $164,610 15.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,470 $24.86 $24.74 $51,460 1.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $31.01 $34.45 $71,660 8.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $21.77 $22.24 $46,270 2.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $26.79 $30.38 $63,190 6.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $25.95 $25.92 $53,910 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $23.50 $20.41 $42,450 5.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $31.04 $30.56 $63,570 2.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (6) $24.18 $24.15 $50,220 2.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $21.16 $21.55 $44,830 2.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 30 $9.34 $10.26 $21,350 9.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $15.16 $14.95 $31,100 1.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (6) $13.99 $14.05 $29,230 6.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 90 $10.80 $11.08 $23,040 2.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 300 $16.30 $16.81 $34,970 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $12.36 $12.45 $25,900 5.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $12.06 $12.22 $25,420 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 2,240 $10.53 $11.87 $24,690 3.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 290 $8.09 $8.67 $18,030 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 810 $10.04 $10.24 $21,290 3.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 $15.07 $15.19 $31,590 9.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 330 $11.68 $13.31 $27,680 10.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $17.22 $17.43 $36,250 1.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $11.23 $11.07 $23,020 3.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 130 $8.51 $8.53 $17,750 4.9 %
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 3,410 $23.11 $22.20 $46,180 3.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $30.91 $32.44 $67,470 3.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 150 $26.80 $28.16 $58,580 3.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 370 $15.41 $17.39 $36,180 3.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (6) $22.80 $23.62 $49,120 3.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 750 $23.54 $24.45 $50,850 3.0 %
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 10,550 $7.73 $8.80 $18,310 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 120 $13.01 $14.38 $29,910 3.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 570 $11.52 $12.90 $26,840 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (6) $7.90 $8.10 $16,850 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 300 $11.45 $12.45 $25,910 6.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 600 $9.94 $10.08 $20,970 1.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $8.71 $8.88 $18,480 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,100 $7.54 $8.17 $16,990 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 380 $7.54 $8.54 $17,760 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,370 $7.15 $7.51 $15,620 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 230 $7.19 $8.17 $17,000 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,110 $7.36 $9.20 $19,140 5.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 550 $7.35 $8.03 $16,700 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 880 $7.83 $7.82 $16,260 1.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $7.41 $7.78 $16,190 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 4,280 $9.10 $10.94 $22,760 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 220 $10.59 $12.21 $25,400 4.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $20.88 $20.70 $43,060 5.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,160 $9.87 $10.69 $22,240 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,290 $7.83 $8.09 $16,830 1.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $16.33 $17.12 $35,610 5.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,320 $11.44 $12.45 $25,890 3.9 %
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 2,370 $8.73 $10.93 $22,730 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $15.64 $17.63 $36,680 7.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $7.76 $9.80 $20,380 11.4 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 30 $9.46 $10.27 $21,360 4.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $7.11 $7.64 $15,900 4.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $7.18 $8.23 $17,130 3.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $10.17 $12.13 $25,220 12.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $7.75 $8.52 $17,730 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 400 $8.28 $8.50 $17,670 3.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (6) $15.84 $17.35 $36,100 7.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 610 $7.45 $8.59 $17,860 2.2 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,850 $9.55 $13.66 $28,410 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,180 $16.07 $16.76 $34,850 2.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $27.17 $28.15 $58,560 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,090 $8.25 $10.17 $21,160 2.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 400 $8.04 $9.80 $20,390 3.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $12.32 $13.42 $27,910 4.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,780 $8.33 $10.27 $21,360 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $17.88 $19.62 $40,800 5.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $22.41 $25.00 $52,000 7.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $41.25 $49.30 $102,550 15.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $11.98 $12.04 $25,040 1.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $26.11 $31.64 $65,820 8.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $14.92 $18.37 $38,210 7.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $13.56 $17.60 $36,600 18.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $9.47 $10.29 $21,400 1.6 %
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 16,820 $12.40 $13.43 $27,930 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,040 $18.10 $20.20 $42,020 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.33 $9.89 $20,580 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $13.23 $13.59 $28,260 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 420 $12.37 $12.45 $25,890 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,890 $13.66 $14.15 $29,430 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $13.29 $14.07 $29,260 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $17.11 $17.47 $36,340 7.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 750 $10.16 $10.54 $21,930 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) $16.06 $17.28 $35,940 2.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $14.67 $15.81 $32,890 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 870 $10.89 $12.45 $25,890 4.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $14.24 $14.58 $30,320 9.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 210 $7.39 $9.06 $18,850 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 410 $8.48 $8.69 $18,080 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $13.25 $14.01 $29,150 6.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (6) $10.36 $11.02 $22,920 3.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $13.25 $13.60 $28,280 5.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 140 $11.60 $11.89 $24,730 1.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $11.47 $12.22 $25,410 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $17.43 $16.44 $34,180 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 650 $10.54 $11.26 $23,420 2.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 260 $8.90 $9.24 $19,210 2.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $17.79 $18.23 $37,930 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $15.77 $15.97 $33,220 2.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $16.06 $16.41 $34,140 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 490 $10.13 $10.85 $22,560 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,090 $10.45 $11.89 $24,740 4.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $11.52 $13.14 $27,340 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,090 $16.20 $16.67 $34,670 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $14.23 $15.40 $32,040 11.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 210 $11.60 $12.19 $25,360 6.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,050 $11.95 $12.73 $26,480 2.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $15.08 $15.22 $31,670 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $11.22 $12.02 $25,000 3.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (6) $15.23 $15.50 $32,240 2.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $15.08 $16.02 $33,330 7.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 $15.52 $17.59 $36,590 9.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $8.35 $9.51 $19,790 5.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,610 $10.91 $11.46 $23,840 2.1 %
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 2,160 $7.89 $8.72 $18,130 2.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $17.04 $20.70 $43,060 11.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1,780 $7.79 $8.07 $16,790 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 5,960 $18.00 $18.36 $38,180 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $26.83 $27.35 $56,890 1.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,060 $17.60 $17.31 $36,010 11.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $19.37 $17.87 $37,170 14.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 250 $19.60 $19.42 $40,400 2.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 910 $14.87 $16.20 $33,690 3.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $21.64 $22.84 $47,500 7.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $21.51 $22.43 $46,640 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 210 $17.14 $17.41 $36,210 5.6 %
47-2082 Tapers 70 $16.87 $17.19 $35,760 7.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $24.73 $23.68 $49,260 2.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $14.86 $14.76 $30,690 6.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 350 $14.94 $15.17 $31,550 1.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 390 $20.41 $20.71 $43,080 2.5 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 130 $17.62 $17.10 $35,570 6.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 190 $14.47 $14.90 $30,990 3.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $16.95 $16.97 $35,300 2.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 70 $22.93 $21.27 $44,240 5.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $10.63 $11.22 $23,350 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 210 $13.14 $13.92 $28,960 13.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $15.75 $15.25 $31,720 10.1 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 40 $11.68 $11.98 $24,910 7.4 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $10.97 $11.64 $24,220 4.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $22.60 $23.02 $47,890 3.7 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (6) $9.20 $9.93 $20,660 12.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $16.60 $16.53 $34,380 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 3,480 $16.34 $17.79 $37,010 4.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $25.88 $26.03 $54,140 6.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $11.89 $12.36 $25,710 8.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $12.34 $12.67 $26,340 6.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (6) $16.36 $16.21 $33,720 4.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $15.00 $16.16 $33,610 4.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $16.11 $16.96 $35,290 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $15.59 $16.34 $33,980 4.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $21.83 $21.75 $45,230 2.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.85 $9.16 $19,050 3.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $25.56 $24.85 $51,680 12.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 100 $13.11 $13.59 $28,270 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 $23.02 $20.95 $43,580 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 750 $12.42 $13.52 $28,120 3.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $9.56 $10.00 $20,800 3.5 %
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 5,400 $11.29 $13.65 $28,380 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 370 $20.55 $22.63 $47,080 1.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 150 $10.01 $10.94 $22,750 2.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 500 $9.48 $10.08 $20,960 2.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $11.74 $11.59 $24,110 2.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $18.58 $17.07 $35,510 2.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $17.78 $18.22 $37,890 4.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $11.19 $11.37 $23,650 2.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $8.57 $10.07 $20,950 3.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $14.13 $13.62 $28,340 4.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 190 $16.24 $18.31 $38,080 11.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $23.40 $22.39 $46,580 4.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $13.30 $14.94 $31,070 6.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 210 $13.95 $15.08 $31,360 5.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $8.50 $8.95 $18,620 4.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (6) $8.22 $8.31 $17,290 4.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 $10.08 $10.23 $21,280 3.3 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand (6) $10.39 $10.73 $22,310 3.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $11.64 $12.62 $26,260 4.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $19.70 $20.31 $42,240 2.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $10.74 $11.32 $23,540 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 $11.54 $12.99 $27,020 3.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $11.73 $13.23 $27,510 5.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $10.23 $11.03 $22,930 2.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $10.87 $11.79 $24,530 2.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 100 $9.49 $9.45 $19,650 2.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,020 $10.20 $12.48 $25,950 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $20.99 $23.40 $48,670 7.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $16.60 $17.66 $36,730 4.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 140 $14.73 $14.88 $30,950 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 440 $10.10 $13.07 $27,180 14.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 580 $17.04 $16.96 $35,280 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 730 $10.02 $11.17 $23,220 3.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $10.72 $13.11 $27,260 13.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $8.33 $8.45 $17,590 1.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $11.63 $13.13 $27,300 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $7.90 $8.18 $17,010 2.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 820 $8.78 $9.90 $20,600 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 860 $7.78 $8.33 $17,320 2.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $13.80 $13.59 $28,260 4.6 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: December 9, 2003

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