Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, 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 Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, 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 120,110 $11.39 $14.81 $30,800 1.8 %
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 4,680 $32.35 $35.53 $73,910 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 220 $57.43 $62.43 $129,860 3.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,570 $33.76 $37.90 $78,840 1.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $25.28 $26.48 $55,080 5.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 140 $36.72 $37.92 $78,880 4.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $35.82 $41.24 $85,780 4.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 200 $22.92 $27.49 $57,170 6.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $33.02 $34.92 $72,620 5.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 330 $32.70 $37.53 $78,070 5.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 140 $28.16 $30.59 $63,630 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $28.03 $31.59 $65,700 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $29.69 $34.13 $70,990 9.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $24.63 $26.72 $55,570 4.2 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 40 $33.63 $33.66 $70,020 5.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $30.26 $32.14 $66,860 3.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $81,990 1.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (6) $47.04 $40.23 $83,680 10.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $36.63 $35.73 $74,310 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $15.58 $16.53 $34,390 3.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $31.39 $37.47 $77,940 9.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $24.90 $26.03 $54,140 1.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $14.77 $15.67 $32,600 7.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $21.38 $23.44 $48,750 4.5 %
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 2,840 $20.82 $22.79 $47,400 2.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $23.62 $25.35 $52,720 11.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $21.72 $24.79 $51,550 9.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $19.57 $20.99 $43,660 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $24.64 $25.83 $53,730 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $18.28 $19.78 $41,140 3.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $21.02 $23.57 $49,030 7.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 260 $16.63 $18.04 $37,530 5.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $25.93 $26.71 $55,560 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (6) $24.24 $30.65 $63,750 19.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 430 $23.63 $25.81 $53,690 2.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (6) $26.72 $27.59 $57,380 2.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 200 $24.19 $26.31 $54,720 5.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $10.78 $14.40 $29,950 9.8 %
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 890 $26.23 $28.33 $58,930 8.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $29.05 $28.64 $59,570 5.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $17.73 $19.08 $39,680 4.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (6) $28.72 $31.65 $65,840 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $25.67 $28.52 $59,320 6.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $23.96 $25.13 $52,280 5.5 %
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 700 $22.44 $22.78 $47,380 2.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $29.18 $29.32 $60,990 2.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $29.51 $29.74 $61,860 7.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $26.81 $27.30 $56,780 5.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $29.12 $29.07 $60,470 5.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $12.61 $13.65 $28,400 6.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $14.25 $14.07 $29,270 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $23.67 $22.23 $46,240 4.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 650 $19.85 $21.19 $44,080 3.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (6) $28.94 $29.95 $62,290 4.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $31.69 $30.92 $64,320 2.6 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 120 $12.34 $14.36 $29,860 7.7 %
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 2,100 $14.04 $16.23 $33,760 4.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (6) $13.67 $14.24 $29,630 6.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 410 $13.82 $18.31 $38,090 7.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 40 $22.52 $24.42 $50,790 8.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 90 $8.97 $11.77 $24,470 5.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 170 $17.13 $17.58 $36,560 6.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $14.69 $14.10 $29,330 4.7 %
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 170 $21.01 $27.60 $57,400 9.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers (6) $32.60 $38.84 $80,780 7.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $18.74 $17.59 $36,580 3.0 %
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 9,980 $20.32 $21.09 $43,880 2.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $51,530 5.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 150 $14.94 $17.15 $35,670 5.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 220 $8.78 $9.41 $19,580 4.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 270 (4) (4) $47,870 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,360 (4) (4) $48,630 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 950 (4) (4) $53,100 4.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,420 (4) (4) $53,900 2.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $51,280 3.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 230 (4) (4) $66,470 10.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 240 (4) (4) $53,560 1.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $53,760 1.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (6) $31.82 $31.76 $66,050 3.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $12.39 $12.66 $26,340 4.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $16.76 $20.05 $41,710 9.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $13.48 $14.70 $30,570 3.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,460 (4) (4) $23,490 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 430 $12.59 $15.03 $31,260 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.79 $9.66 $20,100 4.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $16.33 $16.02 $33,320 5.0 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $11.20 $12.42 $25,840 6.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $17.50 $18.01 $37,470 4.7 %
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 5,340 $21.00 $24.45 $50,860 4.1 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $77.39 $160,970 8.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $46.09 $47.00 $97,770 4.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $64.53 $64.35 $133,850 3.7 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) $27.35 $49.30 $102,540 14.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $39.93 $39.57 $82,300 4.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,460 $26.51 $27.20 $56,590 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $28.48 $32.29 $67,160 7.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $26.97 $25.43 $52,890 13.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $25.42 $25.50 $53,040 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $17.73 $23.85 $49,610 22.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 70 $20.11 $20.20 $42,020 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $10.46 $11.52 $23,970 4.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $13.13 $13.16 $27,370 1.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $12.03 $12.19 $25,360 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 630 $16.18 $16.80 $34,950 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $10.53 $11.99 $24,940 3.0 %
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 2,930 $9.36 $9.91 $20,610 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 270 $8.17 $8.72 $18,130 4.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,270 $8.39 $8.61 $17,920 1.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $18.56 $18.18 $37,810 10.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $12.25 $12.16 $25,280 4.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 490 $9.97 $10.29 $21,400 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $12.58 $12.92 $26,870 2.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $11.62 $11.06 $23,010 3.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $9.27 $9.44 $19,640 6.9 %
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 4,560 $23.43 $22.60 $47,000 5.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (6) $36.99 $37.14 $77,250 4.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 110 $23.16 $22.97 $47,770 4.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 180 $14.81 $16.06 $33,400 1.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (6) $26.30 $26.30 $54,700 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 490 $9.20 $10.35 $21,540 4.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (6) $8.80 $9.83 $20,440 2.2 %
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 8,100 $7.42 $8.45 $17,580 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $10.39 $12.32 $25,620 11.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 680 $12.46 $11.95 $24,850 4.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 240 $7.16 $7.39 $15,370 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 340 $10.03 $10.60 $22,040 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 370 $8.88 $9.01 $18,740 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 70 $7.36 $7.91 $16,460 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,290 $8.12 $8.85 $18,400 3.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 170 $7.64 $7.82 $16,270 1.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,510 $7.16 $7.46 $15,520 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 490 $7.36 $7.73 $16,070 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 990 $7.15 $8.15 $16,950 5.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 $7.01 $7.24 $15,060 2.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 330 $7.22 $7.46 $15,530 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 180 $6.97 $7.16 $14,880 2.2 %
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 3,530 $9.77 $10.69 $22,230 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $15.28 $15.29 $31,800 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $16.37 $17.02 $35,410 5.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,670 $9.81 $10.31 $21,450 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 590 $7.83 $8.20 $17,050 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $13.42 $14.06 $29,240 6.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 650 $10.55 $11.46 $23,830 3.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $9.17 $11.44 $23,800 7.3 %
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 1,790 $7.99 $9.18 $19,090 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $11.17 $11.74 $24,420 5.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (6) $7.47 $8.76 $18,230 8.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $7.98 $9.63 $20,020 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $8.06 $8.27 $17,200 1.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $8.62 $9.08 $18,890 2.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 410 $7.23 $7.53 $15,660 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $18.40 $16.85 $35,060 9.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (6) $7.33 $8.41 $17,490 3.2 %
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 9,960 $8.87 $12.48 $25,950 2.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,020 $14.10 $15.92 $33,110 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $20.54 $23.91 $49,740 10.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,260 $7.53 $8.55 $17,780 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 440 $8.55 $9.44 $19,640 3.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $11.90 $13.05 $27,140 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,930 $8.19 $10.19 $21,190 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $17.27 $20.97 $43,620 10.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $15.84 $19.62 $40,810 6.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $26.95 $31.99 $66,550 13.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 70 $7.91 $8.86 $18,430 4.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $20.79 $23.69 $49,270 6.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 860 $20.69 $22.92 $47,680 2.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $9.85 $14.06 $29,240 18.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 110 $10.10 $11.63 $24,200 4.8 %
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 17,620 $11.80 $12.84 $26,710 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,100 $17.56 $18.90 $39,310 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 200 $8.99 $10.18 $21,180 5.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $10.56 $11.49 $23,890 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 620 $11.79 $11.99 $24,930 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,460 $13.04 $13.48 $28,040 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 $11.47 $12.50 $26,000 4.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $13.06 $15.55 $32,340 8.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 370 $9.42 $9.82 $20,430 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 870 $12.73 $13.52 $28,120 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (6) $14.01 $15.39 $32,000 8.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $8.62 $9.02 $18,750 2.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 90 $7.33 $8.19 $17,030 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $12.80 $13.03 $27,110 4.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $12.44 $12.87 $26,780 2.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 $10.98 $11.51 $23,940 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $15.89 $16.18 $33,660 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 820 $9.43 $9.70 $20,170 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $8.54 $9.28 $19,310 8.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (6) $15.67 $15.36 $31,940 7.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $14.38 $15.48 $32,200 5.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $15.10 $15.32 $31,860 3.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 800 $10.30 $10.84 $22,540 1.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,170 $8.87 $9.79 $20,370 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $10.18 $11.10 $23,100 5.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 820 $16.06 $16.40 $34,110 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $14.03 $15.09 $31,380 5.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 310 $14.01 $12.95 $26,940 5.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,510 $11.98 $12.12 $25,210 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 $11.99 $13.41 $27,890 6.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 170 $11.06 $11.72 $24,380 4.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $15.93 $17.73 $36,880 18.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (6) $14.01 $16.01 $33,310 3.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $8.41 $9.18 $19,090 5.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,080 $10.32 $10.71 $22,270 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $6.90 $8.80 $18,310 7.5 %
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 15,010 $7.43 $8.12 $16,890 1.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 370 $10.95 $13.19 $27,420 3.6 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 140 $11.38 $13.04 $27,120 2.3 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,480 $7.12 $7.49 $15,580 1.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 260 $8.18 $9.05 $18,820 5.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 11,780 $7.40 $7.84 $16,310 1.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (6) $9.64 $10.35 $21,530 2.2 %
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 4,900 $13.83 $15.50 $32,230 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $22.44 $23.27 $48,400 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $13.12 $15.61 $32,470 20.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 680 $12.35 $14.38 $29,900 5.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $9.96 $13.04 $27,130 2.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 130 $20.64 $20.01 $41,630 6.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 270 $11.79 $13.49 $28,050 6.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 880 $10.50 $11.87 $24,690 3.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $17.15 $19.30 $40,150 6.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $17.66 $18.94 $39,400 6.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 160 $19.52 $21.18 $44,060 10.9 %
47-2082 Tapers 100 $19.63 $19.36 $40,260 8.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 460 $16.60 $17.82 $37,070 3.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers 30 $10.85 $11.38 $23,660 1.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $11.44 $12.84 $26,700 4.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $17.82 $17.68 $36,770 5.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $13.36 $14.05 $29,220 4.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 190 $15.07 $15.44 $32,110 4.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (6) $14.58 $16.58 $34,480 7.1 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 130 $11.62 $11.55 $24,030 5.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $11.95 $10.81 $22,480 8.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 50 $10.00 $9.87 $20,540 3.9 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 70 $7.64 $7.80 $16,230 4.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $23.73 $23.46 $48,800 6.0 %
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 4,020 $15.45 $16.49 $34,300 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $22.56 $23.22 $48,300 2.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 $13.11 $14.40 $29,940 4.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $17.60 $18.88 $39,270 6.4 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $12.56 $12.70 $26,420 11.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $15.46 $15.59 $32,430 4.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $15.96 $16.93 $35,220 10.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 110 $13.85 $13.52 $28,110 2.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $19.19 $19.84 $41,270 6.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $8.56 $9.08 $18,880 2.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $19.45 $19.45 $40,460 3.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $17.55 $17.74 $36,890 6.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,260 $14.32 $14.44 $30,030 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 140 $17.92 $15.77 $32,800 6.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $23.98 $22.41 $46,600 5.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (6) $10.33 $11.99 $24,940 7.7 %
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 8,080 $11.47 $12.41 $25,800 1.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 550 $18.96 $19.55 $40,660 1.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 160 $9.98 $10.17 $21,150 2.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 30 $11.97 $12.67 $26,350 3.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 580 $10.02 $10.59 $22,020 3.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 190 $9.03 $9.66 $20,090 2.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $10.33 $11.94 $24,830 5.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 80 $7.56 $10.25 $21,310 6.4 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $18.01 $16.59 $34,510 3.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $15.49 $14.20 $29,530 1.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $13.14 $13.30 $27,670 3.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $15.09 $14.06 $29,240 7.1 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $15.38 $16.09 $33,460 8.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.15 $11.22 $23,340 3.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $10.56 $11.01 $22,900 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 420 $13.42 $14.48 $30,120 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 200 $17.05 $16.29 $33,890 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.12 $8.56 $17,810 1.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $8.04 $7.99 $16,630 3.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $9.85 $10.45 $21,730 7.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $10.49 $10.87 $22,610 7.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 90 $10.70 $10.61 $22,070 2.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 260 $14.63 $14.95 $31,100 2.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.87 $13.12 $27,290 8.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.09 $12.29 $25,550 4.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $11.74 $13.82 $28,740 6.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 800 $10.30 $11.11 $23,110 4.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $11.74 $11.74 $24,420 5.0 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $9.64 $9.25 $19,240 4.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $14.83 $13.94 $28,990 5.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 390 $8.84 $10.06 $20,920 4.3 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11,830 $9.99 $11.47 $23,860 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $17.57 $18.02 $37,490 2.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $18.35 $18.86 $39,230 3.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $77,350 5.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 180 $10.78 $11.28 $23,450 2.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 480 $12.94 $12.80 $26,620 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 400 $7.20 $9.49 $19,740 9.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,920 $15.44 $15.55 $32,330 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 910 $10.49 $12.20 $25,380 4.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $11.61 $11.51 $23,950 4.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 110 $12.77 $12.67 $26,350 7.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (6) $15.30 $15.58 $32,410 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,180 $11.24 $12.45 $25,900 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $7.99 $8.93 $18,570 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,130 $8.51 $9.59 $19,950 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 220 $8.87 $10.25 $21,310 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,200 $7.37 $8.34 $17,350 2.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $14.74 $14.18 $29,480 5.2 %

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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