Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing.

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NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing consists of:

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NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing

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All Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 1,520,640 100.00% $11.30 $13.74 $28,580 0.7 %
Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 53,460 3.52% $36.40 $42.45 $88,300 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 3,410 0.22% (5) $76.80 $159,750 1.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 16,120 1.06% $38.34 $44.25 $92,050 0.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 410 0.03% $35.11 $38.80 $80,710 5.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,320 0.15% $44.40 $49.17 $102,270 5.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 3,900 0.26% $38.20 $42.51 $88,420 2.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 210 0.01% $36.27 $42.25 $87,890 8.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,160 0.08% $29.53 $33.34 $69,340 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,290 0.08% $42.42 $44.65 $92,880 5.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,160 0.27% $38.56 $42.61 $88,620 1.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 2,290 0.15% $32.38 $35.52 $73,890 2.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 10,390 0.68% $30.34 $33.49 $69,650 1.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,490 0.10% $32.71 $36.62 $76,160 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,450 0.16% $28.20 $30.65 $63,760 1.1 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 120 0.01% $27.79 $32.08 $66,720 5.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,290 0.08% $43.15 $45.39 $94,410 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 0.01% $17.93 $19.79 $41,170 4.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 460 0.03% $51.26 $54.08 $112,480 7.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 19,070 1.25% $23.39 $25.44 $52,920 1.3 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 170 0.01% $33.77 $43.83 $91,160 15.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 1,490 0.10% $22.35 $23.78 $49,460 1.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 320 0.02% $22.92 $27.02 $56,200 9.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,360 0.22% $22.25 $23.79 $49,490 1.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 0.01% $28.52 $29.60 $61,570 2.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 380 0.02% $24.86 $25.02 $52,040 1.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 630 0.04% $20.29 $22.06 $45,880 1.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 620 0.04% $21.78 $23.13 $48,120 1.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,070 0.07% $15.94 $18.54 $38,560 2.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 620 0.04% $29.26 $31.79 $66,120 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 5,900 0.39% $23.88 $26.11 $54,310 0.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 100 0.01% $27.37 $28.50 $59,280 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 130 0.01% $24.55 $27.26 $56,700 5.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 500 0.03% $31.70 $31.86 $66,280 3.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 6,010 0.40% $26.64 $27.93 $58,100 4.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,020 0.07% $26.15 $26.75 $55,650 1.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 370 0.02% $38.79 $37.60 $78,210 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,300 0.09% $19.37 $19.90 $41,380 1.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,220 0.08% $29.89 $29.99 $62,380 2.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 210 0.01% $25.42 $26.00 $54,070 2.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 860 0.06% $24.28 $25.13 $52,280 1.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 330 0.02% $35.18 $33.89 $70,500 6.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 60 0.00% $33.17 $33.40 $69,470 3.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 6,330 0.42% $26.62 $27.62 $57,440 1.5 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 160 0.01% $28.46 $29.68 $61,730 3.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 280 0.02% $33.46 $35.56 $73,970 6.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 0.00% $31.38 $30.93 $64,330 2.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (6) (6) $34.21 $33.81 $70,330 1.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 0.00% $34.36 $33.22 $69,090 5.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 410 0.03% $25.17 $25.50 $53,040 1.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 2,140 0.14% $30.40 $30.27 $62,960 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 960 0.06% $29.12 $29.41 $61,180 1.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 230 0.02% $19.87 $20.02 $41,650 2.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 40 0.00% $19.70 $19.66 $40,900 2.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 720 0.05% $19.15 $19.18 $39,900 1.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 520 0.03% $20.04 $20.62 $42,890 3.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 12,110 0.80% $17.65 $20.49 $42,620 1.4 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 2,820 0.19% $24.27 $26.99 $56,150 2.7 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 90 0.01% $28.75 $30.60 $63,640 5.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 90 0.01% $21.30 $23.78 $49,450 3.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 1,580 0.10% $20.53 $22.85 $47,520 1.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 0.00% $25.03 $29.16 $60,640 6.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 680 0.04% $28.53 $29.66 $61,690 2.0 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 4,040 0.27% $14.67 $15.83 $32,920 1.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 900 0.06% $14.25 $15.15 $31,510 1.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,280 0.08% $15.59 $16.21 $33,720 1.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 80 0.01% $19.42 $19.09 $39,700 4.4 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 260 0.02% $50.23 $58.14 $120,940 9.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 0.01% $29.66 $28.65 $59,590 5.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 100 0.01% $15.69 $17.43 $36,250 7.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 820 0.05% $18.38 $19.52 $40,590 4.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 0.00% $9.41 $9.19 $19,110 3.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 0.01% $21.23 $21.77 $45,280 3.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 210 0.01% $8.65 $11.36 $23,620 5.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 200 0.01% $21.76 $24.05 $50,020 3.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 0.00% $14.01 $18.18 $37,820 10.3 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,470 0.10% $17.69 $18.79 $39,080 1.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 0.00% $32.33 $32.10 $66,770 3.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 310 0.02% $19.10 $18.79 $39,090 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 0.00% $14.71 $14.36 $29,870 3.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 150 0.01% $13.83 $14.37 $29,890 1.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 860 0.06% $18.03 $19.18 $39,900 2.5 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (6) (6) $12.57 $16.90 $35,160 14.1 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,780 0.18% $9.93 $11.04 $22,950 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards (6) (6) $9.83 $10.49 $21,820 2.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 36,550 2.40% $7.85 $8.57 $17,830 0.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 170 0.01% $15.48 $16.78 $34,910 5.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,560 0.17% $13.56 $14.71 $30,600 1.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 340 0.02% $7.84 $9.05 $18,830 5.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 80 0.01% $10.12 $10.29 $21,400 6.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 230 0.02% $10.19 $10.66 $22,180 4.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 360 0.02% $7.30 $8.33 $17,320 3.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 10,770 0.71% $8.06 $8.37 $17,410 1.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 50 0.00% $7.06 $8.17 $17,000 14.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 10,790 0.71% $7.48 $7.86 $16,350 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 7,730 0.51% $7.64 $7.89 $16,420 1.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,050 0.07% $6.82 $7.11 $14,800 3.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 0.00% $10.17 $9.92 $20,630 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 0.02% $7.84 $8.41 $17,490 4.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,470 0.10% $7.08 $7.37 $15,330 1.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 0.00% $9.33 $9.64 $20,060 4.3 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,730 1.82% $10.18 $11.14 $23,160 0.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 1,270 0.08% $17.35 $18.19 $37,830 1.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,790 1.63% $9.98 $10.73 $22,320 0.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 120 0.01% $8.86 $8.92 $18,560 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 0.00% $15.94 $15.89 $33,040 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 0.02% $10.00 $10.40 $21,620 1.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 270 0.02% $13.88 $14.38 $29,910 2.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 150 0.01% $12.30 $13.68 $28,450 4.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 60 0.00% $10.69 $10.80 $22,460 4.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 61,850 4.07% $10.17 $15.50 $32,240 2.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 3,750 0.25% $14.12 $16.07 $33,420 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 2,290 0.15% $26.59 $30.85 $64,160 2.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 18,240 1.20% $7.61 $8.09 $16,820 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 680 0.04% $7.25 $7.54 $15,680 1.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 14,060 0.92% $7.94 $9.59 $19,940 10.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 0.00% $22.66 $23.77 $49,440 6.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 630 0.04% $24.95 $28.78 $59,860 4.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 19,450 1.28% $22.06 $24.99 $51,990 1.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 670 0.04% $10.35 $12.72 $26,450 5.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 0.00% $31.62 $31.23 $64,960 2.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 60 0.00% $10.10 $10.57 $21,980 6.1 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 105,740 6.95% $12.89 $13.77 $28,640 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 6,440 0.42% $20.26 $21.10 $43,890 0.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 940 0.06% $11.22 $11.72 $24,380 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 0.02% $14.74 $15.06 $31,320 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 4,440 0.29% $12.33 $12.76 $26,550 0.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 12,050 0.79% $13.21 $13.82 $28,740 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,900 0.19% $14.09 $14.76 $30,690 1.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,080 0.07% $13.71 $14.57 $30,310 1.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 170 0.01% $13.37 $13.84 $28,790 1.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 0.00% $15.18 $14.74 $30,650 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,380 0.35% $14.00 $14.54 $30,240 1.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 320 0.02% $10.46 $11.08 $23,040 2.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 3,520 0.23% $12.44 $12.96 $26,950 1.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,040 0.20% $13.50 $14.09 $29,310 0.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,680 0.11% $11.33 $11.72 $24,390 0.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 0.00% $10.66 $11.08 $23,040 3.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 0.00% $9.40 $9.97 $20,740 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 250 0.02% $15.47 $16.27 $33,830 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 5,780 0.38% $14.58 $15.87 $33,000 1.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 17,980 1.18% $12.50 $12.96 $26,960 0.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8,960 0.59% $11.82 $12.19 $25,350 0.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 4,640 0.31% $10.96 $11.80 $24,540 1.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5,530 0.36% $16.77 $17.22 $35,810 0.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,460 0.29% $11.96 $12.38 $25,740 1.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 780 0.05% $14.08 $14.83 $30,840 1.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,110 0.07% $10.59 $10.91 $22,700 1.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 170 0.01% $11.91 $12.47 $25,950 3.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (6) (6) $16.17 $16.07 $33,430 4.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 0.01% $11.64 $11.91 $24,770 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 12,260 0.81% $11.02 $11.46 $23,840 0.6 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 22,670 1.49% $9.42 $10.32 $21,460 1.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 1,310 0.09% $17.34 $18.85 $39,200 2.4 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 1,320 0.09% $11.58 $12.64 $26,290 2.2 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 140 0.01% $11.50 $11.95 $24,850 3.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 9,110 0.60% $9.08 $9.22 $19,170 1.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 1,500 0.10% $8.72 $9.73 $20,240 2.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1,430 0.09% $7.88 $8.63 $17,960 4.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 6,780 0.45% $9.27 $10.06 $20,930 1.8 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,230 0.28% $18.51 $18.65 $38,800 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 100 0.01% $21.12 $21.45 $44,610 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 100 0.01% $15.90 $17.07 $35,500 5.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 40 0.00% $16.05 $15.52 $32,280 4.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 2,490 0.16% $19.15 $19.47 $40,500 1.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 390 0.03% $15.34 $15.78 $32,830 1.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 450 0.03% $20.92 $20.45 $42,550 4.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 0.01% $20.54 $20.61 $42,880 5.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 84,980 5.59% $16.60 $17.16 $35,700 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 7,460 0.49% $24.43 $25.11 $52,220 0.5 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 1,080 0.07% $17.22 $16.98 $35,310 1.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,330 0.09% $19.16 $19.16 $39,860 1.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 660 0.04% $15.98 $16.45 $34,210 1.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 3,130 0.21% $16.81 $17.15 $35,670 1.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 380 0.02% $15.67 $15.73 $32,730 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 0.01% $16.66 $17.02 $35,400 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1,540 0.10% $15.44 $15.70 $32,650 1.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 0.00% $16.24 $16.11 $33,510 4.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 21,630 1.42% $16.80 $17.01 $35,370 0.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,880 2.43% $15.86 $16.11 $33,510 0.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 7,690 0.51% $15.15 $15.47 $32,170 1.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 730 0.05% $21.20 $20.90 $43,460 3.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 90 0.01% $14.85 $15.71 $32,680 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,340 0.09% $12.97 $13.33 $27,730 1.5 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 787,470 51.79% $10.46 $11.59 $24,100 0.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 49,310 3.24% $19.23 $20.07 $41,740 0.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 20,880 1.37% $10.50 $11.45 $23,820 1.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 51,010 3.35% $10.56 $11.50 $23,920 1.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 16,250 1.07% $10.06 $10.45 $21,730 1.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 119,620 7.87% $8.61 $8.91 $18,530 0.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 119,910 7.89% $9.83 $9.95 $20,700 0.8 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 14,610 0.96% $12.10 $12.87 $26,770 2.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60,210 3.96% $10.94 $11.57 $24,070 0.6 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 24,140 1.59% $11.29 $11.71 $24,370 1.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 0.01% $14.67 $14.53 $30,220 2.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 0.01% $11.14 $11.98 $24,920 4.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) (6) $16.52 $16.40 $34,100 3.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 0.01% $10.60 $11.52 $23,950 5.6 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) (6) $13.64 $14.81 $30,800 6.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,340 0.09% $15.00 $16.39 $34,090 3.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 0.00% $12.84 $12.45 $25,890 4.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 0.00% $10.88 $11.95 $24,850 3.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (6) (6) $24.38 $23.17 $48,190 4.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 0.02% $16.97 $16.20 $33,690 2.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 130 0.01% $10.37 $10.94 $22,760 3.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 0.01% $9.74 $9.72 $20,210 1.4 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 70 0.00% $10.42 $10.37 $21,580 4.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 0.00% $23.80 $22.59 $46,980 3.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 2,080 0.14% $17.47 $17.70 $36,820 1.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 620 0.04% $12.87 $13.58 $28,240 1.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 130 0.01% $18.91 $19.44 $40,440 5.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 2,110 0.14% $16.65 $16.52 $34,360 2.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 11,320 0.74% $13.50 $13.82 $28,740 1.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7,030 0.46% $12.19 $12.44 $25,870 2.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 21,060 1.38% $13.02 $13.16 $27,370 0.9 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (6) (6) $9.81 $10.03 $20,870 3.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 8,820 0.58% $10.67 $11.24 $23,380 1.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6,480 0.43% $12.46 $12.99 $27,010 1.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 1,050 0.07% $13.12 $13.99 $29,090 4.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 26,180 1.72% $11.57 $12.27 $25,530 1.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 104,070 6.84% $11.22 $11.97 $24,890 0.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 0.01% $14.91 $14.29 $29,720 2.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 620 0.04% $9.67 $10.50 $21,840 2.6 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (6) (6) $10.00 $10.01 $20,830 2.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 7,870 0.52% $10.39 $10.99 $22,860 1.3 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 6,200 0.41% $10.04 $11.00 $22,890 1.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 450 0.03% $10.18 $11.24 $23,380 6.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 720 0.05% $12.15 $11.59 $24,110 3.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 54,020 3.55% $10.23 $10.79 $22,440 1.0 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 286,810 18.86% $11.24 $12.26 $25,510 0.5 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 110 0.01% $14.02 $16.96 $35,280 5.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 5,070 0.33% $18.83 $19.15 $39,820 0.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 4,890 0.32% $22.03 $22.59 $46,980 0.9 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 30 0.00% (4) (4) $99,990 11.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 50 0.00% (4) (4) $66,750 6.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 15,760 1.04% $15.43 $16.08 $33,450 1.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 26,430 1.74% $15.69 $16.16 $33,620 0.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 15,010 0.99% $11.90 $12.69 $26,390 1.1 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 110 0.01% $15.02 $18.80 $39,110 18.7 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 80 0.01% $39.37 $41.40 $86,110 21.4 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 70 0.00% $24.63 $24.93 $51,850 12.1 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors (6) (6) $24.34 $22.47 $46,730 9.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 5,820 0.38% $11.27 $12.00 $24,960 1.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 240 0.02% $13.92 $13.94 $29,000 2.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 130 0.01% $11.79 $12.30 $25,570 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 38,770 2.55% $12.91 $13.19 $27,440 0.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 18,110 1.19% $10.26 $10.86 $22,580 0.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 56,870 3.74% $10.21 $10.85 $22,570 0.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 14,640 0.96% $10.88 $11.51 $23,940 1.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 80,730 5.31% $9.43 $10.08 $20,970 0.8 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 350 0.02% $12.44 $12.70 $26,410 6.1 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 850 0.06% $13.64 $13.76 $28,620 2.2 %

About May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

(6) =Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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