Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Wilmington, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina. 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 Wilmington, NC 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 111,390 $11.82 $15.02 $31,240 1.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,770 $26.39 $30.53 $63,500 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 220 $55.84 $59.92 $124,620 4.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,790 $26.42 $31.45 $65,420 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 $19.04 $20.73 $43,120 5.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $31.87 $34.60 $71,980 5.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 240 $30.90 $35.28 $73,390 4.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $24.11 $26.60 $55,320 5.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 220 $17.35 $22.33 $46,450 8.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $31.91 $32.57 $67,750 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 450 $27.79 $30.67 $63,790 3.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 100 $26.30 $28.14 $58,520 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $33.10 $33.24 $69,150 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $23.42 $27.58 $57,380 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $24.86 $26.03 $54,140 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 260 $24.65 $26.61 $55,340 3.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $13.42 $14.65 $30,480 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $60,590 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 180 $41.93 $43.69 $90,880 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 410 $15.03 $16.02 $33,310 3.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $11.45 $13.04 $27,110 9.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $43.93 $46.21 $96,120 6.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $16.97 $21.67 $45,070 13.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $19.55 $21.88 $45,520 8.0 %
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 2,590 $20.62 $25.17 $52,350 4.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $24.23 $32.03 $66,620 8.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $17.11 $18.65 $38,780 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) $19.50 $20.08 $41,770 4.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $18.07 $20.47 $42,580 6.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $20.25 $22.51 $46,820 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $18.72 $29.71 $61,800 15.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $19.17 $22.25 $46,270 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $23.40 $35.50 $73,830 16.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $36.46 $37.83 $78,690 5.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $16.83 $18.11 $37,670 8.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 420 $18.94 $21.12 $43,930 2.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $21.32 $21.72 $45,170 4.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $35.68 $46.28 $96,250 14.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 340 $20.70 $24.17 $50,270 6.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $20.54 $21.37 $44,450 1.8 %
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 950 $20.36 $21.91 $45,580 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 140 $24.68 $25.05 $52,100 1.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 160 $16.18 $20.64 $42,920 12.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $17.26 $18.13 $37,710 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $25.18 $25.87 $53,820 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $20.07 $21.62 $44,980 5.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $24.77 $25.16 $52,340 12.5 %
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 2,160 $24.97 $25.88 $53,830 3.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $25.13 $25.46 $52,960 6.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $15.60 $16.20 $33,690 8.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 200 $26.91 $28.83 $59,970 6.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $28.10 $29.86 $62,100 4.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $31.89 $31.53 $65,580 6.7 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 100 $38.19 $37.29 $77,570 1.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $15.30 $16.00 $33,290 8.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $20.41 $20.54 $42,730 6.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 150 $15.86 $15.82 $32,910 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 140 $21.19 $21.33 $44,360 7.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 80 $22.07 $24.11 $50,160 10.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $11.93 $12.70 $26,420 4.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,380 $21.73 $23.62 $49,120 3.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $29.01 $29.59 $61,540 3.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $19.41 $20.48 $42,600 5.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $21.06 $21.65 $45,020 3.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $24.20 $28.26 $58,770 17.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 190 $17.84 $19.12 $39,770 2.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $22.70 $21.43 $44,570 2.2 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,200 $14.68 $14.98 $31,170 2.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $19.41 $19.23 $40,000 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $8.56 $12.00 $24,960 12.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $15.63 $15.27 $31,760 5.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 210 $11.25 $11.53 $23,980 2.3 %
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 350 $21.36 $33.29 $69,240 17.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $37.01 $52.24 $108,650 11.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $16.60 $17.99 $37,420 3.6 %
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 6,880 $15.20 $16.80 $34,930 6.4 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $48,130 5.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 170 $19.96 $20.32 $42,260 6.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 670 $7.38 $7.81 $16,240 3.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (6) (4) (4) $36,570 2.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,090 (4) (4) $36,770 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 240 (4) (4) $35,430 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 140 (4) (4) $36,340 3.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 110 $12.11 $12.71 $26,430 3.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $7.33 $14.75 $30,680 17.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $18.72 $20.10 $41,800 4.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $11.97 $11.40 $23,700 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $20.48 $21.09 $43,870 4.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,000 (4) (4) $16,680 1.5 %
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 910 $12.20 $14.81 $30,810 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $8.03 $8.82 $18,340 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $14.68 $15.67 $32,600 3.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 90 $13.21 $17.23 $35,840 14.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 100 $7.96 $8.89 $18,500 2.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (4) (4) $34,380 9.3 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $12.09 $14.55 $30,260 2.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $13.23 $16.79 $34,920 15.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $15.20 $16.55 $34,420 2.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $13.93 $15.33 $31,890 4.4 %
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)
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $33.93 $33.44 $69,560 1.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 $60.98 $66.97 $139,300 25.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General 100 (5) $86.46 $179,830 10.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 220 (5) $90.03 $187,260 11.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 $32.38 $35.53 $73,900 3.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $26.81 $28.58 $59,450 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $22.43 $23.01 $47,870 4.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $32.64 $37.51 $78,020 7.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $25.27 $23.59 $49,060 8.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 340 $16.00 $16.41 $34,140 4.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $9.23 $9.27 $19,270 2.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $8.43 $8.52 $17,730 2.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 630 $14.72 $14.87 $30,940 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 260 $11.81 $14.45 $30,050 8.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $11.89 $15.43 $32,090 15.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $17.92 $18.06 $37,560 2.1 %
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 3,530 $8.98 $9.80 $20,380 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 860 $7.99 $7.87 $16,370 1.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 310 $11.84 $11.73 $24,390 6.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 500 $11.75 $12.21 $25,400 7.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $7.14 $7.56 $15,730 3.0 %
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 2,300 $13.24 $13.77 $28,640 3.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 190 $20.50 $20.71 $43,080 1.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 110 $20.17 $19.26 $40,060 4.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 290 $12.56 $12.30 $25,570 2.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 150 $17.41 $19.90 $41,380 9.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 $15.63 $15.52 $32,280 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 560 $8.55 $9.65 $20,070 6.1 %
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 11,900 $6.83 $7.76 $16,140 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 140 $15.77 $15.57 $32,390 6.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $13.93 $13.11 $27,260 5.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 990 $6.33 $6.37 $13,260 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $7.84 $8.10 $16,850 3.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,180 $8.48 $8.61 $17,910 3.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 250 $7.27 $7.47 $15,540 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 720 $7.25 $7.59 $15,780 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 590 $6.88 $7.61 $15,830 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,910 $6.52 $6.88 $14,300 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $6.50 $6.52 $13,550 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,040 $6.62 $7.19 $14,950 3.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $7.87 $7.93 $16,490 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 350 $6.87 $7.26 $15,090 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 540 $6.77 $7.02 $14,600 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 560 $6.63 $6.99 $14,540 3.9 %
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 4,470 $8.49 $9.05 $18,820 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 220 $11.32 $11.94 $24,830 2.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $14.37 $15.57 $32,380 2.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,450 $7.78 $8.07 $16,780 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 $7.76 $7.96 $16,550 3.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 150 $10.12 $10.67 $22,200 3.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,300 $9.29 $9.64 $20,040 1.6 %
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 2,620 $7.86 $9.29 $19,330 4.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $12.79 $15.77 $32,790 8.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $9.10 $11.40 $23,720 3.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.44 $6.69 $13,910 4.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 560 $6.38 $6.60 $13,730 2.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 340 $8.25 $8.78 $18,250 3.7 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $9.61 $9.83 $20,440 2.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 220 $7.72 $7.91 $16,460 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 650 $7.93 $7.93 $16,500 3.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 180 $9.59 $12.24 $25,450 11.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $8.80 $10.75 $22,360 7.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 13,670 $8.65 $12.00 $24,960 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,290 $14.06 $15.88 $33,030 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 270 $20.86 $29.07 $60,450 8.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,750 $7.09 $7.43 $15,460 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 400 $8.63 $9.46 $19,680 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 330 $10.21 $11.84 $24,630 8.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,210 $8.37 $10.18 $21,170 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $15.27 $16.75 $34,830 6.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $13.37 $17.11 $35,590 9.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $22.34 $31.48 $65,470 13.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $12.78 $13.61 $28,310 5.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 350 $18.80 $21.22 $44,150 6.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 800 $16.81 $23.45 $48,770 11.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $8.52 $9.68 $20,130 5.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 50 $30.47 $35.66 $74,170 19.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $26.80 $28.80 $59,900 6.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 250 $8.98 $10.76 $22,390 6.7 %
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 17,810 $11.35 $12.29 $25,550 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 920 $16.94 $19.15 $39,840 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $9.84 $10.18 $21,180 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $11.84 $11.96 $24,870 1.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 510 $11.30 $11.60 $24,120 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,510 $12.33 $12.65 $26,310 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $10.64 $11.59 $24,110 4.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $9.69 $9.94 $20,670 3.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $14.41 $15.98 $33,230 6.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 870 $10.74 $11.62 $24,170 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $9.50 $9.68 $20,140 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $8.34 $8.40 $17,470 3.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $10.61 $10.71 $22,270 1.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $14.58 $13.76 $28,610 3.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $11.20 $12.07 $25,110 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 $10.48 $10.97 $22,820 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $12.98 $13.45 $27,970 1.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 750 $9.21 $9.97 $20,730 3.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $10.87 $11.66 $24,240 5.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $10.24 $10.37 $21,560 3.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $11.93 $12.16 $25,300 4.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $10.49 $12.08 $25,130 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 170 $24.05 $23.75 $49,400 7.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 690 $10.50 $11.37 $23,640 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,920 $8.51 $9.39 $19,520 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (6) $11.72 $12.80 $26,620 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,380 $13.80 $14.42 $30,000 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 600 $15.59 $15.26 $31,730 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 610 $11.36 $11.30 $23,510 2.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,420 $10.71 $11.07 $23,020 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $13.96 $14.47 $30,100 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $10.60 $10.94 $22,750 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $9.12 $10.13 $21,070 6.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 170 $11.54 $12.13 $25,230 5.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $9.43 $9.27 $19,280 1.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,250 $10.62 $10.91 $22,700 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $10.41 $10.84 $22,560 3.0 %
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 80 $13.71 $15.42 $32,080 11.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $14.41 $16.41 $34,130 12.8 %
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 6,160 $13.00 $13.70 $28,500 0.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 790 $18.17 $19.27 $40,080 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $15.35 $15.45 $32,140 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 920 $13.18 $13.43 $27,930 2.7 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers (6) $12.02 $11.60 $24,120 8.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $12.71 $12.76 $26,540 4.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 860 $10.41 $10.83 $22,520 1.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $12.82 $12.99 $27,010 5.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $12.96 $13.59 $28,270 3.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 140 $12.43 $12.23 $25,440 2.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 450 $15.37 $15.69 $32,630 2.4 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 70 $12.07 $12.63 $26,260 3.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 380 $11.68 $11.75 $24,450 2.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $11.33 $12.05 $25,060 3.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 $14.88 $14.64 $30,450 2.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $11.83 $12.42 $25,830 6.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 190 $12.92 $13.17 $27,390 1.4 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $11.21 $10.58 $22,000 4.6 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 180 $10.42 $10.95 $22,770 8.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 120 $10.38 $10.60 $22,040 2.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $10.11 $10.01 $20,820 2.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $17.37 $17.64 $36,700 2.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (6) $13.52 $13.66 $28,410 2.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $11.12 $12.32 $25,630 3.7 %
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 5,220 $15.05 $16.25 $33,790 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 470 $20.90 $22.43 $46,650 3.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $12.71 $13.32 $27,700 6.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $23.41 $22.88 $47,600 4.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 70 $12.63 $13.23 $27,520 1.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 70 $15.60 $15.63 $32,510 3.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $13.02 $13.62 $28,330 6.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $14.66 $15.26 $31,750 2.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 300 $15.07 $15.23 $31,690 2.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $14.25 $14.97 $31,130 3.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 80 $13.36 $14.21 $29,560 4.6 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $14.19 $14.73 $30,640 2.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $15.77 $15.32 $31,870 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $21.70 $21.46 $44,640 5.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,570 $12.95 $14.23 $29,600 3.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $16.88 $16.99 $35,330 4.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $11.39 $12.58 $26,160 7.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $11.01 $12.27 $25,520 15.1 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 7,020 $13.68 $14.97 $31,130 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 400 $22.76 $23.43 $48,740 2.9 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 110 $10.74 $10.98 $22,830 4.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 870 $11.37 $13.31 $27,690 10.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $8.25 $8.74 $18,180 9.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $12.03 $11.99 $24,940 2.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $10.85 $10.98 $22,840 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 310 $13.63 $14.49 $30,150 4.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 290 $14.40 $15.41 $32,050 4.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $12.74 $13.41 $27,890 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $6.68 $6.74 $14,020 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 160 $6.73 $7.22 $15,020 6.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $7.83 $8.29 $17,230 5.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $8.30 $9.38 $19,520 15.3 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 30 $12.01 $12.50 $26,000 11.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $20.86 $20.67 $43,000 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $15.53 $15.60 $32,440 1.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $16.61 $17.03 $35,420 8.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $8.59 $9.81 $20,410 8.6 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $10.60 $12.05 $25,060 10.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.40 $10.59 $22,020 8.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $12.80 $13.65 $28,390 6.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 130 $9.09 $10.96 $22,800 5.1 %
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 7,240 $10.34 $12.42 $25,820 3.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $16.10 $15.82 $32,900 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $19.75 $21.22 $44,130 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 180 $9.68 $9.65 $20,070 1.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 530 $11.19 $11.89 $24,740 7.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 990 $14.88 $15.87 $33,020 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,090 $10.33 $11.20 $23,310 9.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $12.03 $11.07 $23,020 5.8 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 60 $17.22 $18.66 $38,820 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (6) $8.52 $8.45 $17,580 3.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 390 $12.55 $14.63 $30,420 6.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 430 $7.01 $7.77 $16,160 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,810 $8.88 $12.28 $25,550 9.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 440 $6.93 $7.19 $14,960 2.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $11.46 $12.00 $24,960 1.6 %

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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