Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Tuscaloosa, AL MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Tuscaloosa, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama. 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 Tuscaloosa, AL 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 76,830 $11.61 $14.37 $29,890 1.9 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,820 $25.54 $29.55 $61,460 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 180 $43.82 $51.79 $107,730 4.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,180 $25.85 $30.55 $63,530 2.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $18.47 $21.41 $44,530 5.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $31.88 $38.44 $79,960 8.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 220 $23.75 $28.44 $59,160 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $19.99 $25.81 $53,690 6.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $25.37 $29.56 $61,490 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $27.63 $30.28 $62,990 3.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 90 $27.08 $29.95 $62,300 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $26.50 $31.48 $65,470 4.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $25.95 $27.64 $57,490 9.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $23.99 $25.64 $53,340 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 $24.30 $24.81 $51,610 5.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 180 $28.82 $33.59 $69,870 7.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $34.99 $36.91 $76,780 4.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 $12.81 $13.96 $29,040 4.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $31.37 $32.43 $67,450 3.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $11.31 $18.37 $38,200 20.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $14.66 $16.73 $34,790 7.1 %
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 1,600 $19.17 $21.59 $44,900 2.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $16.12 $15.80 $32,850 4.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $19.21 $20.05 $41,710 6.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $18.99 $21.76 $45,270 8.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $20.49 $20.35 $42,320 3.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $18.33 $18.30 $38,060 4.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $19.19 $19.40 $40,360 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $25.09 $30.70 $63,850 15.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 300 $18.87 $21.89 $45,540 5.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (6) $23.35 $24.65 $51,280 3.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $18.03 $22.18 $46,130 2.0 %
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 510 $21.76 $23.42 $48,720 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $22.64 $27.69 $57,600 11.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $19.04 $19.49 $40,540 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $24.17 $24.50 $50,970 3.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30 $20.17 $21.08 $43,850 3.9 %
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 980 $20.51 $22.27 $46,310 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $18.04 $20.56 $42,770 15.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $21.51 $22.41 $46,620 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $27.89 $29.22 $60,770 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $26.89 $26.22 $54,530 4.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $14.79 $14.16 $29,460 3.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $15.23 $15.96 $33,190 1.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 90 $20.95 $25.90 $53,870 6.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $11.00 $12.91 $26,860 9.3 %
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 740 $16.78 $18.76 $39,010 6.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $19.08 $22.51 $46,820 8.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) $17.49 $16.59 $34,510 8.6 %
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 940 $10.58 $12.78 $26,590 2.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $7.62 $11.35 $23,610 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 60 $18.02 $18.55 $38,590 6.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 40 $10.72 $12.20 $25,380 7.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $15.68 $16.29 $33,870 1.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 300 $8.86 $9.88 $20,540 4.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 210 $9.93 $11.42 $23,740 5.9 %
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 380 $20.17 $33.00 $68,640 16.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 $40.52 $55.42 $115,270 13.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $15.79 $15.68 $32,600 5.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (6) $10.15 $10.17 $21,160 3.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $14.19 $14.23 $29,600 8.7 %
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 4,630 $17.75 $19.61 $40,800 11.3 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $84,020 3.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $6.57 $6.69 $13,920 2.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $36,870 2.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 300 (4) (4) $37,390 2.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $17.58 $17.13 $35,630 6.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 770 (4) (4) $13,190 3.0 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 690 $13.13 $14.53 $30,230 4.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $15.98 $16.05 $33,380 7.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $13.94 $13.29 $27,640 13.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (6) $10.59 $10.93 $22,740 3.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $29,130 6.3 %
27-3010 Announcers 30 $11.09 $12.04 $25,050 8.7 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 30 $9.84 $10.97 $22,820 2.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $16.31 $18.70 $38,890 3.4 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $16.89 $19.53 $40,630 9.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $7.39 $9.24 $19,220 16.2 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4,580 $17.88 $22.23 $46,240 4.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $18.82 $19.61 $40,790 2.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $38.37 $36.91 $76,770 2.1 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) $53.78 $53.63 $111,540 4.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $29.53 $28.79 $59,880 5.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 $20.28 $20.66 $42,980 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 40 $14.64 $14.48 $30,110 6.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $18.42 $18.03 $37,500 4.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $8.70 $9.12 $18,970 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $7.02 $8.22 $17,100 9.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 890 $12.17 $12.12 $25,210 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 70 $10.14 $11.26 $23,430 3.1 %
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 2,400 $8.60 $9.12 $18,970 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 480 $6.62 $7.49 $15,580 4.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 900 $8.20 $8.73 $18,170 3.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $15.13 $14.66 $30,490 13.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $7.73 $8.60 $17,900 6.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (6) $10.02 $10.07 $20,940 3.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 100 $10.00 $10.08 $20,980 3.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $12.46 $12.49 $25,970 2.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $8.37 $8.50 $17,680 4.2 %
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 1,110 $15.09 $14.70 $30,580 2.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 370 $15.75 $15.97 $33,220 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 230 $8.81 $10.34 $21,500 4.2 %
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 6,320 $6.78 $7.20 $14,990 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $10.15 $11.65 $24,230 9.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 $10.30 $10.60 $22,040 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 420 $6.56 $6.53 $13,580 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 350 $6.91 $7.47 $15,540 3.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 450 $8.00 $8.06 $16,760 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 160 $6.50 $6.66 $13,860 3.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 260 $7.12 $7.35 $15,280 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 130 $6.59 $6.76 $14,070 2.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,570 $7.05 $7.17 $14,920 4.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) $6.35 $6.55 $13,630 6.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,570 $6.34 $6.47 $13,460 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $6.93 $7.90 $16,430 4.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 180 $6.58 $6.70 $13,940 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $7.24 $7.13 $14,830 4.3 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,230 $7.81 $8.51 $17,710 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $11.12 $12.03 $25,020 3.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $7.39 $7.92 $16,480 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 $6.76 $7.11 $14,790 1.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $11.98 $13.09 $27,230 9.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 450 $8.14 $8.52 $17,730 2.2 %
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 1,120 $7.41 $8.40 $17,460 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $10.59 $13.11 $27,270 16.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $7.00 $7.29 $15,170 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $8.13 $9.79 $20,360 3.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 300 $6.83 $7.04 $14,650 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 100 $6.86 $7.43 $15,460 5.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $7.18 $7.42 $15,430 9.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 110 $8.68 $9.72 $20,210 4.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $6.61 $6.96 $14,470 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 7,830 $7.90 $10.86 $22,600 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 740 $12.58 $14.32 $29,790 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $24.00 $26.23 $54,550 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,720 $6.75 $6.96 $14,470 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 370 $6.81 $8.24 $17,140 5.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 250 $9.52 $12.26 $25,500 8.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,450 $7.75 $9.43 $19,610 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $16.70 $19.95 $41,490 8.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $20.98 $22.70 $47,230 7.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $41.29 $40.71 $84,670 17.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 580 $17.14 $20.32 $42,270 5.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 $8.66 $10.75 $22,360 13.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 30 $8.09 $9.40 $19,550 5.8 %
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 11,760 $10.29 $11.27 $23,440 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 680 $15.54 $16.65 $34,640 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $8.70 $8.94 $18,600 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $8.71 $9.56 $19,880 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 450 $11.47 $11.69 $24,310 3.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 790 $11.83 $12.34 $25,660 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $13.10 $13.12 $27,290 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 230 $8.56 $8.72 $18,130 1.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $13.84 $13.91 $28,940 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 560 $10.44 $11.67 $24,270 4.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $8.65 $9.03 $18,780 4.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $6.53 $6.60 $13,720 3.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $9.86 $11.42 $23,760 8.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (6) $9.33 $9.39 $19,530 6.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $11.75 $12.20 $25,370 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $8.61 $9.27 $19,290 7.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $8.90 $9.59 $19,950 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $13.86 $14.43 $30,010 3.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 580 $8.93 $9.46 $19,680 2.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 120 $6.82 $7.81 $16,230 5.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $12.41 $12.21 $25,400 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $12.96 $13.72 $28,530 7.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $16.02 $16.14 $33,580 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $12.24 $12.39 $25,780 4.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 860 $8.44 $9.21 $19,160 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $9.50 $9.50 $19,760 2.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 620 $13.66 $13.52 $28,130 3.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 130 $14.40 $13.69 $28,480 6.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 150 $9.86 $9.72 $20,210 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,820 $10.14 $10.64 $22,120 3.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $10.46 $11.66 $24,250 4.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $10.00 $10.15 $21,110 2.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $11.50 $11.61 $24,150 4.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (6) $11.98 $12.15 $25,270 2.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $9.39 $9.43 $19,610 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,570 $8.84 $9.42 $19,600 2.4 %
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 130 $13.92 $14.64 $30,450 10.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 80 $12.75 $12.52 $26,030 7.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,990 $12.84 $13.93 $28,970 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $20.34 $22.04 $45,840 2.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $15.02 $15.47 $32,180 7.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 510 $14.03 $13.94 $29,000 4.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 240 $11.35 $12.12 $25,210 6.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,000 $9.20 $9.44 $19,630 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 840 $12.75 $13.18 $27,420 2.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 580 $17.58 $17.78 $36,990 4.0 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 110 $12.14 $12.67 $26,350 17.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $13.10 $13.22 $27,500 5.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $11.45 $13.15 $27,350 6.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 350 $17.73 $17.71 $36,830 3.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $14.77 $14.84 $30,860 5.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 30 $8.17 $8.55 $17,790 4.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 100 $9.04 $9.07 $18,870 3.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $9.62 $9.59 $19,940 3.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $16.80 $17.17 $35,720 7.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $10.43 $10.97 $22,820 1.7 %
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 3,940 $15.06 $16.14 $33,560 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 $23.02 $24.32 $50,580 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $12.51 $12.87 $26,760 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $18.44 $18.74 $38,980 3.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) $20.06 $20.31 $42,240 5.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $15.61 $17.39 $36,170 9.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $13.70 $14.55 $30,250 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $13.49 $13.93 $28,970 4.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 240 $13.66 $14.96 $31,120 6.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $9.40 $9.33 $19,410 4.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $15.05 $15.79 $32,840 5.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $17.15 $18.28 $38,010 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 920 $13.49 $14.52 $30,190 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (6) $10.91 $11.65 $24,230 8.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 410 $18.05 $18.36 $38,190 7.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) $16.38 $16.18 $33,660 2.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $9.50 $9.84 $20,460 4.0 %
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 8,770 $13.22 $14.43 $30,010 3.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 580 $20.24 $21.22 $44,150 2.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 310 $12.00 $12.06 $25,070 5.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $10.14 $10.44 $21,720 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $15.28 $14.96 $31,110 3.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $10.39 $10.48 $21,790 4.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (6) $18.96 $18.85 $39,220 3.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 410 $13.96 $13.93 $28,980 1.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $9.94 $11.70 $24,330 15.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $12.71 $13.63 $28,340 11.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $8.37 $8.38 $17,440 3.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 $7.40 $7.60 $15,810 5.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $9.91 $11.00 $22,890 3.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $9.67 $10.69 $22,240 4.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $21.41 $21.96 $45,680 3.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $10.82 $12.15 $25,280 13.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 590 $12.96 $13.43 $27,930 4.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $10.70 $10.88 $22,640 8.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $14.72 $13.96 $29,040 4.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6,340 $10.64 $11.81 $24,560 3.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $16.48 $18.24 $37,930 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $14.59 $16.05 $33,390 5.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (6) $6.22 $6.14 $12,760 5.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 360 $6.82 $10.30 $21,430 10.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,010 $14.21 $14.84 $30,860 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 550 $10.79 $12.17 $25,310 7.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $9.16 $8.80 $18,300 8.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $17.84 $17.33 $36,040 4.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 120 $12.66 $12.87 $26,770 2.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 $12.47 $13.51 $28,110 6.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,750 $10.58 $10.94 $22,750 4.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $12.54 $14.42 $29,990 11.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 330 $7.46 $8.69 $18,080 9.6 %

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.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: December 1, 2003

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