Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sioux Falls, SD MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Sioux Falls, SD MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in South Dakota. 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 Sioux Falls, SD 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 113,680 $11.66 $14.28 $29,710 1.2 %
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 3,970 $32.79 $37.16 $77,300 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 220 $68.68 $71.57 $148,860 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,250 $39.22 $44.29 $92,130 1.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $34.56 $35.99 $74,850 2.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $36.62 $38.71 $80,510 3.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $27.83 $30.10 $62,610 3.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $29.08 $30.21 $62,830 1.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $42.75 $45.82 $95,300 4.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 360 $36.26 $37.91 $78,840 1.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 110 $32.43 $33.02 $68,680 1.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $30.36 $30.83 $64,120 1.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $30.51 $32.19 $66,950 2.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $26.70 $28.99 $60,290 5.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $28.67 $29.65 $61,660 4.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $36.03 $36.63 $76,200 1.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 230 $17.55 $18.25 $37,960 2.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $20.42 $20.36 $42,350 3.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $32.63 $34.20 $71,140 2.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 150 $14.97 $17.22 $35,820 3.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $22.10 $22.79 $47,400 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 4,160 $19.21 $20.72 $43,090 1.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $16.94 $17.40 $36,200 1.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $17.52 $18.43 $38,330 1.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 200 $19.90 $20.92 $43,510 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 250 $17.90 $18.80 $39,110 2.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $18.21 $19.07 $39,670 1.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 320 $16.89 $18.32 $38,110 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $18.37 $20.03 $41,660 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 260 $16.99 $17.39 $36,170 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 410 $23.55 $26.30 $54,690 8.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $13.80 $15.09 $31,380 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 860 $19.50 $20.81 $43,280 1.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $17.24 $18.23 $37,920 3.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $21.35 $21.30 $44,300 2.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 140 $19.43 $23.50 $48,880 4.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 150 $20.21 $20.93 $43,530 2.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (6) $22.13 $24.46 $50,870 8.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $21.38 $22.31 $46,400 3.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 50 $29.99 $29.52 $61,400 2.0 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 50 $17.33 $17.31 $36,000 1.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 310 $19.00 $20.11 $41,820 1.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $17.66 $19.56 $40,680 11.1 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $15.10 $15.70 $32,650 7.7 %
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 2,230 $18.67 $20.20 $42,020 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 400 $21.14 $21.68 $45,090 2.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 $29.61 $29.65 $61,660 2.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $29.37 $32.46 $67,520 5.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 860 $14.01 $14.53 $30,230 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 240 $28.42 $29.17 $60,680 1.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $20.32 $21.19 $44,070 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 290 $22.62 $22.99 $47,820 1.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 180 $17.85 $19.73 $41,040 2.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,030 $19.51 $21.13 $43,950 1.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 170 $27.44 $29.15 $60,630 6.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $29.57 $29.02 $60,360 1.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 $24.44 $24.76 $51,500 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $24.76 $25.29 $52,600 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $24.68 $25.11 $52,220 1.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 140 $13.85 $14.09 $29,320 4.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $14.31 $14.53 $30,230 2.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 150 $15.93 $16.20 $33,690 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $15.83 $16.79 $34,920 2.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $16.68 $16.57 $34,470 2.8 %
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 530 $18.04 $21.60 $44,940 9.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $16.78 $18.59 $38,670 4.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $26.07 $28.06 $58,360 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 1,190 $14.91 $15.68 $32,610 3.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $15.99 $16.55 $34,420 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $18.41 $18.93 $39,380 4.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $16.33 $16.79 $34,930 3.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 170 $13.51 $17.22 $35,820 9.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $14.01 $14.46 $30,070 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 250 $16.84 $17.79 $37,010 5.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $14.24 $14.86 $30,900 3.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $16.22 $16.29 $33,890 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $8.25 $8.76 $18,230 2.7 %
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 540 $24.72 $27.24 $56,670 6.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 330 $26.91 $32.67 $67,950 5.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $15.19 $15.30 $31,830 3.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $12.73 $13.33 $27,730 1.3 %
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 4,050 $14.33 $15.18 $31,570 2.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $39,760 7.9 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $42,670 9.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $40,910 6.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $18.90 $20.25 $42,120 6.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $9.87 $10.16 $21,140 3.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $34,170 3.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $32,970 3.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $9.98 $9.94 $20,670 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $16.92 $18.86 $39,240 5.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $10.89 $12.56 $26,120 7.6 %
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 1,570 $12.51 $14.62 $30,400 5.3 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 50 $15.01 $15.19 $31,590 4.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $12.77 $13.21 $27,480 2.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $8.95 $9.09 $18,900 2.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $13.16 $13.65 $28,390 2.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $11.16 $11.00 $22,880 11.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $40,210 6.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $25,150 6.2 %
27-3010 Announcers 260 $7.07 $10.64 $22,130 6.1 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 100 $13.97 $15.35 $31,930 6.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 200 $16.31 $17.23 $35,850 2.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $8.65 $9.45 $19,660 4.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $10.33 $11.58 $24,090 6.9 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 50 $8.63 $9.72 $20,210 6.3 %
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 7,630 $18.92 $22.51 $46,820 3.0 %
29-1020 Dentists 90 $34.21 $56.41 $117,330 28.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $19.10 $19.28 $40,090 1.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $32.95 $32.32 $67,220 2.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $100.33 $208,700 8.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 $30.95 $30.14 $62,700 2.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,160 $19.98 $20.31 $42,250 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 150 $21.89 $22.48 $46,750 1.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $24.60 $25.06 $52,120 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $18.87 $19.29 $40,120 2.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $22.78 $23.31 $48,480 4.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 300 $18.43 $18.38 $38,220 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 160 $11.82 $12.02 $25,000 2.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $22.10 $22.28 $46,340 3.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 120 $15.60 $16.16 $33,610 2.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $18.91 $19.27 $40,070 6.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 50 $19.76 $19.86 $41,300 2.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 410 $17.93 $18.13 $37,710 2.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 280 $10.90 $11.30 $23,500 1.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 170 $12.75 $12.89 $26,800 1.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 540 $12.99 $13.11 $27,270 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 310 $11.43 $12.53 $26,050 3.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $12.86 $12.55 $26,100 4.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $19.69 $20.36 $42,350 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 2,860 $9.91 $10.18 $21,180 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 270 $8.06 $7.97 $16,570 3.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,500 $9.61 $9.57 $19,910 1.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $10.80 $11.56 $24,040 3.0 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $12.71 $12.89 $26,810 3.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $13.57 $13.48 $28,040 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 360 $9.79 $9.97 $20,740 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 290 $11.76 $12.24 $25,460 2.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $8.77 $8.55 $17,780 5.8 %
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 1,470 $13.36 $14.75 $30,670 4.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $27.10 $28.34 $58,950 2.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $29.55 $28.84 $59,980 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 450 $10.25 $10.36 $21,550 4.0 %
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 10,100 $7.66 $7.92 $16,480 2.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $11.91 $11.86 $24,680 1.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 880 $7.04 $7.10 $14,760 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 340 $9.29 $9.20 $19,140 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 340 $8.89 $8.83 $18,360 3.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 80 $8.07 $8.21 $17,090 2.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 920 $8.08 $8.19 $17,030 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 450 $7.40 $7.33 $15,240 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,140 $7.91 $8.01 $16,660 4.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 520 $7.38 $7.41 $15,400 2.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 970 $6.41 $6.35 $13,200 1.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 370 $6.57 $6.59 $13,710 2.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 340 $7.37 $7.50 $15,590 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 180 $7.67 $7.46 $15,530 2.7 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,930 $8.91 $9.39 $19,530 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $13.18 $13.42 $27,910 2.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $15.29 $15.39 $32,000 2.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,200 $8.98 $9.18 $19,090 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 820 $8.12 $8.20 $17,050 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 540 $9.03 $9.28 $19,300 1.4 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (6) $13.58 $12.54 $26,080 15.8 %
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 2,970 $8.62 $9.37 $19,490 3.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $17.80 $17.01 $35,370 4.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.78 $9.10 $18,930 2.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 120 $7.04 $7.03 $14,620 2.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $7.51 $7.79 $16,200 5.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 420 $12.95 $12.95 $26,940 4.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $12.68 $12.42 $25,840 5.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 880 $7.74 $7.75 $16,110 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 330 $8.81 $8.96 $18,630 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 260 $10.04 $10.75 $22,350 4.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $8.86 $9.38 $19,510 2.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 410 $8.21 $8.17 $17,000 3.8 %
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 13,670 $9.61 $13.32 $27,710 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,030 $15.03 $16.48 $34,270 2.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 480 $27.61 $30.19 $62,800 3.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,990 $7.36 $7.39 $15,370 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $8.31 $8.74 $18,170 4.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 480 $11.10 $11.49 $23,900 1.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,600 $8.40 $9.36 $19,470 1.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $15.48 $16.90 $35,150 4.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 510 $16.00 $24.40 $50,760 12.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 230 $38.36 $45.37 $94,360 7.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 400 $23.88 $27.70 $57,610 9.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,470 $18.34 $19.55 $40,660 1.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $8.48 $8.75 $18,210 2.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $28.73 $29.41 $61,180 4.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 520 $9.66 $10.39 $21,610 5.4 %
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 25,250 $10.90 $11.67 $24,270 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,620 $18.64 $19.48 $40,520 1.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $10.69 $10.74 $22,330 1.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,980 $11.50 $12.01 $24,980 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 690 $10.43 $10.47 $21,770 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,040 $11.34 $11.39 $23,700 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $11.91 $12.20 $25,380 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $11.98 $12.11 $25,190 1.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 380 $8.96 $9.08 $18,890 1.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 100 $13.95 $14.43 $30,010 3.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 210 $11.62 $11.84 $24,620 1.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $11.94 $11.67 $24,280 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,930 $10.69 $11.09 $23,060 1.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $13.70 $13.25 $27,570 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $8.62 $8.97 $18,660 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $8.38 $8.31 $17,280 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $10.42 $10.90 $22,670 2.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 590 $11.06 $11.09 $23,060 1.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $9.12 $9.94 $20,660 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 290 $9.65 $9.84 $20,470 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $11.52 $11.72 $24,370 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,200 $9.20 $9.37 $19,500 1.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $11.79 $12.55 $26,110 7.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (6) $20.71 $20.25 $42,120 3.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $9.63 $9.83 $20,440 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $13.38 $14.27 $29,680 4.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 270 $12.78 $13.17 $27,390 1.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $10.93 $10.93 $22,730 1.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,780 $8.21 $8.58 $17,840 1.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $13.30 $13.79 $28,670 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 960 $13.41 $13.63 $28,340 0.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $13.79 $13.54 $28,160 3.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $11.99 $11.74 $24,420 6.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,230 $10.72 $10.87 $22,610 1.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $11.65 $12.29 $25,550 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 170 $8.97 $9.31 $19,360 3.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 110 $10.57 $10.78 $22,430 2.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 570 $11.00 $11.38 $23,670 1.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 440 $9.66 $10.05 $20,900 4.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,420 $9.05 $9.22 $19,170 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 $9.33 $10.15 $21,100 5.5 %
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 160 $10.56 $11.46 $23,840 5.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 $10.34 $10.44 $21,720 2.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 60 $8.25 $8.43 $17,530 3.8 %
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 5,390 $13.05 $14.12 $29,380 1.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 560 $20.99 $21.28 $44,270 2.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $20.42 $19.69 $40,950 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 940 $13.41 $13.71 $28,510 2.2 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 40 $13.22 $13.17 $27,400 4.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 30 $18.91 $18.12 $37,680 3.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 400 $12.23 $12.50 $26,000 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 680 $10.76 $10.97 $22,810 1.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (6) $12.10 $12.28 $25,540 7.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $14.58 $15.26 $31,740 2.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 160 $12.10 $13.29 $27,650 7.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 470 $15.28 $15.57 $32,390 3.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 70 $14.47 $14.36 $29,870 4.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $10.75 $11.28 $23,460 3.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $11.11 $12.88 $26,790 7.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $17.00 $17.48 $36,360 2.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $11.53 $11.59 $24,120 4.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $12.17 $12.34 $25,660 2.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $13.44 $14.01 $29,150 4.0 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 110 $11.93 $11.96 $24,880 4.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 280 $9.76 $9.77 $20,330 2.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 50 $9.01 $9.46 $19,670 4.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $10.55 $10.66 $22,170 1.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $17.04 $18.63 $38,760 2.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $11.63 $12.09 $25,150 1.5 %
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 4,220 $13.99 $15.22 $31,650 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $21.53 $21.89 $45,530 1.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 180 $15.05 $16.14 $33,560 6.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $22.24 $21.48 $44,670 3.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $17.81 $18.02 $37,490 3.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 90 $18.60 $18.68 $38,860 2.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $13.55 $15.51 $32,260 5.2 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $11.50 $11.86 $24,670 8.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 500 $13.10 $14.36 $29,870 5.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 390 $14.14 $14.80 $30,780 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $16.07 $15.99 $33,260 1.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 30 $9.40 $10.12 $21,060 6.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 370 $15.11 $15.61 $32,470 4.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $11.94 $13.36 $27,780 7.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 $15.37 $15.62 $32,480 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 660 $11.35 $11.42 $23,750 1.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $22.00 $22.89 $47,600 2.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 $13.01 $14.47 $30,110 8.4 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (6) $19.58 $19.37 $40,300 4.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $9.31 $8.87 $18,460 3.6 %
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 8,640 $11.92 $12.37 $25,720 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 570 $19.00 $19.55 $40,660 2.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 830 $11.28 $10.84 $22,550 2.3 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (6) $11.58 $11.52 $23,960 2.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $12.45 $12.86 $26,740 4.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 920 $9.90 $9.90 $20,590 1.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $9.08 $9.38 $19,520 1.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $11.76 $12.12 $25,200 2.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $9.50 $9.95 $20,700 4.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.98 $11.61 $24,150 13.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $12.61 $13.10 $27,240 3.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.28 $12.44 $25,880 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $12.67 $13.00 $27,030 2.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.34 $12.72 $26,460 6.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 90 $19.46 $19.82 $41,230 6.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 400 $12.43 $12.71 $26,440 2.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.40 $13.50 $28,090 2.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 80 $9.08 $10.40 $21,630 4.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 310 $12.42 $13.32 $27,700 2.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $8.33 $8.49 $17,670 2.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $10.19 $10.01 $20,810 1.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 380 $10.32 $10.74 $22,340 2.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 70 $10.89 $11.07 $23,020 1.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $10.54 $10.62 $22,090 1.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $15.60 $15.71 $32,680 3.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.05 $13.15 $27,350 1.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.71 $12.84 $26,710 1.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 460 $12.33 $12.67 $26,350 1.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $11.32 $11.70 $24,330 2.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $13.79 $15.60 $32,440 8.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 80 $10.54 $10.78 $22,410 4.0 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,130 $11.15 $12.33 $25,640 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $16.53 $17.40 $36,180 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $22.22 $21.43 $44,570 3.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 50 (4) (4) $43,350 2.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 190 $10.54 $11.32 $23,560 5.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 360 $13.67 $13.58 $28,240 5.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,090 $15.42 $16.31 $33,920 2.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 720 $10.60 $11.66 $24,250 4.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $9.16 $9.08 $18,890 2.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 70 $8.67 $8.98 $18,680 2.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $7.30 $7.42 $15,430 4.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $11.42 $11.33 $23,560 3.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $14.50 $15.82 $32,910 6.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $13.65 $14.02 $29,160 1.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 330 $12.39 $12.52 $26,040 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 390 $8.22 $8.20 $17,050 2.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,880 $9.28 $9.56 $19,880 1.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $11.59 $11.10 $23,090 4.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 920 $8.61 $8.98 $18,680 2.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $9.36 $9.64 $20,050 3.4 %

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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