Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal 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 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing.

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NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing consists of:

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NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing

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All 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)
00-0000 All Occupations 490,170 100.00% $16.01 $17.96 $37,360 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 20,290 4.14% $38.93 $43.88 $91,270 0.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,210 0.25% (5) $76.10 $158,280 1.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 5,470 1.12% $45.41 $51.57 $107,270 1.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 0.01% $31.32 $37.72 $78,460 10.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 490 0.10% $44.07 $46.88 $97,520 3.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,200 0.24% $39.67 $42.68 $88,780 1.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 0.01% $37.58 $36.53 $75,980 3.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 460 0.09% $31.43 $32.45 $67,500 2.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 540 0.11% $39.02 $38.70 $80,500 1.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,490 0.30% $38.47 $42.33 $88,050 1.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 860 0.18% $33.70 $34.86 $72,500 1.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 5,070 1.03% $33.79 $35.85 $74,580 1.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 740 0.15% $31.74 $33.00 $68,650 1.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 350 0.07% $30.64 $32.26 $67,110 1.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 0.02% $29.21 $30.98 $64,430 3.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,300 0.27% $41.01 $41.91 $87,180 1.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 60 0.01% $48.71 $55.81 $116,080 13.3 %
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 7,470 1.52% $24.50 $25.98 $54,030 1.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 0.02% $22.59 $25.91 $53,900 7.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,640 0.33% $22.12 $23.68 $49,250 1.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 0.02% $15.48 $19.45 $40,460 6.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 540 0.11% $23.16 $24.31 $50,560 1.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 220 0.04% $19.36 $21.63 $44,990 2.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 330 0.07% $22.99 $24.74 $51,460 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 310 0.06% $23.85 $24.84 $51,660 2.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 220 0.04% $29.24 $32.50 $67,600 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,090 0.43% $25.09 $26.53 $55,180 0.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 150 0.03% $28.78 $28.93 $60,180 2.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 0.02% $28.17 $28.35 $58,960 2.8 %
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 2,550 0.52% $26.08 $26.63 $55,380 1.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 540 0.11% $25.27 $25.92 $53,910 1.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 210 0.04% $30.21 $30.60 $63,650 2.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 100 0.02% $32.35 $32.11 $66,790 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 360 0.07% $18.78 $19.91 $41,420 1.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 530 0.11% $29.96 $30.22 $62,860 3.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 0.02% $24.91 $25.24 $52,500 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 400 0.08% $25.93 $26.17 $54,430 1.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 120 0.02% $24.84 $25.62 $53,290 4.1 %
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 15,650 3.19% $25.45 $26.20 $54,500 1.0 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 220 0.04% $29.90 $31.63 $65,800 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 0.01% $27.68 $29.27 $60,870 2.0 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 30 0.01% $34.65 $34.73 $72,240 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 580 0.12% $30.76 $31.04 $64,570 1.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 170 0.03% $33.70 $33.36 $69,390 2.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 290 0.06% $29.15 $29.79 $61,960 1.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 390 0.08% $25.69 $26.16 $54,400 1.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 3,110 0.63% $28.39 $28.88 $60,080 1.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,920 0.39% $29.26 $29.90 $62,200 1.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 2,410 0.49% $28.69 $29.54 $61,440 1.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 0.02% $17.40 $18.86 $39,230 3.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 140 0.03% $19.58 $19.74 $41,050 3.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 710 0.14% $18.71 $19.37 $40,280 1.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 850 0.17% $20.58 $21.41 $44,530 3.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 180 0.04% $18.16 $19.64 $40,850 5.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 140 0.03% $17.84 $17.91 $37,260 2.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,020 0.21% $17.45 $18.47 $38,420 1.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 850 0.17% $18.73 $18.91 $39,330 3.4 %
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 2,980 0.61% $20.51 $22.91 $47,660 3.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 590 0.12% $26.11 $27.59 $57,380 3.4 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 240 0.05% $38.67 $37.94 $78,910 6.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 0.01% $27.85 $30.73 $63,930 7.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 0.02% $29.60 $30.57 $63,590 5.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,350 0.28% $18.22 $18.07 $37,590 2.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 160 0.03% $17.59 $17.55 $36,510 3.8 %
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 50 0.01% $22.08 $22.83 $47,490 2.9 %
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 200 0.04% $20.99 $21.97 $45,690 4.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 120 0.02% $22.50 $23.55 $48,980 5.0 %
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 460 0.09% $20.83 $21.88 $45,510 1.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 120 0.02% $21.00 $21.10 $43,890 1.8 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 270 0.06% $21.41 $22.47 $46,740 2.2 %
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 1,230 0.25% $13.73 $14.42 $29,980 2.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 80 0.02% $16.73 $16.89 $35,130 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,010 0.21% $12.57 $13.12 $27,300 1.7 %
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 2,910 0.59% $11.78 $13.00 $27,050 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 0.02% $22.14 $22.33 $46,440 3.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,600 0.53% $11.56 $12.74 $26,490 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 150 0.03% $12.61 $12.63 $26,260 2.4 %
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 (6) (6) $8.53 $9.58 $19,920 2.3 %
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 6,750 1.38% $24.00 $26.15 $54,390 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 480 0.10% $29.65 $32.48 $67,570 4.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 820 0.17% $29.40 $31.39 $65,300 3.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 4,380 0.89% $23.20 $25.01 $52,020 4.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 430 0.09% $30.59 $31.79 $66,120 2.3 %
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 35,380 7.22% $15.04 $15.85 $32,970 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,870 0.38% $21.94 $23.35 $48,570 0.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 320 0.07% $11.32 $11.62 $24,160 1.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 950 0.19% $13.60 $13.86 $28,820 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,120 0.64% $14.17 $14.83 $30,840 0.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 930 0.19% $14.77 $15.09 $31,380 0.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 340 0.07% $13.93 $14.73 $30,640 1.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 100 0.02% $16.46 $16.12 $33,520 1.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 0.01% $15.05 $15.71 $32,670 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,010 0.41% $16.66 $17.41 $36,210 1.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 0.03% $12.27 $12.58 $26,170 5.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 480 0.10% $13.80 $14.91 $31,010 2.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 880 0.18% $15.18 $15.81 $32,880 0.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 550 0.11% $11.19 $11.40 $23,710 1.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 0.01% $16.95 $17.36 $36,110 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 5,880 1.20% $19.08 $19.17 $39,880 1.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 6,010 1.23% $13.65 $14.22 $29,570 1.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,530 0.52% $14.54 $14.89 $30,960 1.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,060 0.22% $14.48 $14.92 $31,040 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,950 0.40% $16.76 $17.25 $35,880 1.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,340 0.27% $13.04 $13.36 $27,790 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 0.02% $15.04 $15.31 $31,840 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 0.04% $12.16 $12.43 $25,840 2.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 0.01% $14.47 $14.81 $30,810 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,320 0.68% $12.03 $12.55 $26,100 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 0.01% $17.55 $16.22 $33,740 8.9 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 90 0.02% $16.49 $16.84 $35,030 2.6 %
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 14,120 2.88% $20.03 $20.45 $42,530 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 610 0.12% $25.92 $27.77 $57,760 4.8 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 160 0.03% $19.34 $19.11 $39,750 2.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 580 0.12% $20.29 $20.46 $42,560 2.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 460 0.09% $18.05 $17.29 $35,960 2.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (6) (6) $10.61 $10.86 $22,580 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 0.07% $16.94 $16.89 $35,140 3.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 7,470 1.52% $20.67 $21.28 $44,270 1.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 220 0.04% $15.48 $16.12 $33,530 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,120 0.23% $22.57 $23.02 $47,870 2.6 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 1,010 0.21% $17.30 $19.24 $40,010 8.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 800 0.16% $17.13 $17.44 $36,270 5.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 480 0.10% $15.62 $16.10 $33,500 5.1 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 0.01% $15.76 $15.33 $31,880 2.7 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 60 0.01% $10.43 $10.37 $21,560 2.2 %
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 46,490 9.48% $19.34 $19.70 $40,980 0.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,240 0.87% $25.83 $26.26 $54,610 1.0 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 40 0.01% $19.81 $19.28 $40,100 5.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 510 0.10% $20.62 $20.36 $42,350 4.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 240 0.05% $18.12 $18.51 $38,500 3.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 410 0.08% $19.04 $19.15 $39,840 2.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 770 0.16% $20.39 $20.38 $42,380 2.3 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 70 0.01% $20.14 $19.36 $40,270 3.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 340 0.07% $19.69 $19.25 $40,040 1.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 5,440 1.11% $20.15 $20.34 $42,310 1.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 19,970 4.07% $17.98 $18.48 $38,440 1.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 3,300 0.67% $16.69 $17.00 $35,360 1.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 5,990 1.22% $20.33 $20.74 $43,150 1.9 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 1,960 0.40% $19.00 $19.13 $39,800 4.0 %
49-9096 Riggers 140 0.03% $20.48 $19.71 $41,010 2.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 980 0.20% $14.75 $15.17 $31,560 3.4 %
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 282,630 57.66% $14.48 $15.52 $32,290 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 23,470 4.79% $22.13 $22.96 $47,750 0.7 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 1,710 0.35% $13.89 $14.07 $29,270 2.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 470 0.10% $13.51 $14.55 $30,260 10.5 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 540 0.11% $18.68 $19.40 $40,340 7.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 950 0.19% $12.85 $13.47 $28,020 2.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 8,930 1.82% $12.27 $12.76 $26,530 2.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 5,880 1.20% $13.85 $14.72 $30,620 2.3 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 600 0.12% $17.01 $17.95 $37,330 2.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 18,030 3.68% $13.94 $14.38 $29,920 1.2 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,330 0.48% $14.22 $15.12 $31,440 3.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 11,070 2.26% $16.47 $16.76 $34,860 1.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 19,120 3.90% $12.83 $13.33 $27,720 1.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,420 0.70% $15.06 $15.20 $31,610 5.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 13,420 2.74% $12.66 $13.28 $27,630 1.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,490 0.71% $14.75 $15.22 $31,660 2.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,930 0.60% $15.12 $15.39 $32,020 1.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 8,090 1.65% $16.64 $16.94 $35,230 1.4 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 12,850 2.62% $15.41 $15.80 $32,850 1.0 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 11,070 2.26% $13.80 $14.52 $30,190 1.0 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 460 0.09% $16.42 $17.59 $36,590 2.6 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 1,810 0.37% $16.86 $17.77 $36,970 3.4 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 14,020 2.86% $12.99 $14.12 $29,370 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15,240 3.11% $14.02 $14.90 $30,990 1.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,980 1.22% $14.18 $15.50 $32,230 4.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 4,770 0.97% $18.19 $18.95 $39,410 1.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 6,050 1.23% $14.77 $15.68 $32,620 1.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,150 0.44% $14.49 $15.68 $32,620 4.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,700 0.96% $15.18 $15.50 $32,240 1.3 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 680 0.14% $16.61 $17.53 $36,460 3.5 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,600 0.53% $14.62 $14.73 $30,630 1.8 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 3,050 0.62% $13.57 $15.29 $31,810 4.4 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 0.01% $12.49 $12.34 $25,660 2.2 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 110 0.02% $14.15 $14.04 $29,200 4.8 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 270 0.06% $15.18 $15.98 $33,240 3.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 60 0.01% $13.06 $13.17 $27,380 3.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 0.01% $12.58 $12.58 $26,160 4.6 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 60 0.01% $19.90 $20.13 $41,860 6.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 0.01% $20.04 $20.85 $43,360 3.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 420 0.09% $18.13 $19.94 $41,470 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 290 0.06% $16.90 $17.37 $36,130 2.3 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 200 0.04% $16.25 $16.10 $33,480 1.6 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 780 0.16% $15.94 $15.77 $32,810 1.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 870 0.18% $15.72 $15.95 $33,180 2.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,130 0.23% $12.79 $13.53 $28,130 1.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 4,930 1.01% $11.54 $12.18 $25,340 1.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 660 0.13% $15.12 $15.32 $31,870 2.6 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 130 0.03% $11.40 $11.88 $24,700 3.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 720 0.15% $14.04 $14.85 $30,890 2.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 860 0.18% $11.72 $12.66 $26,330 4.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 3,170 0.65% $15.67 $15.81 $32,890 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 16,780 3.42% $14.83 $15.79 $32,840 1.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,720 0.35% $12.91 $13.16 $27,370 2.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,310 0.47% $12.64 $12.83 $26,690 1.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 190 0.04% $9.85 $10.54 $21,930 7.8 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 0.01% $12.19 $12.65 $26,300 5.6 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 850 0.17% $14.05 $14.66 $30,500 2.4 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 60 0.01% $11.15 $12.47 $25,940 4.1 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 850 0.17% $12.56 $13.49 $28,050 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 12,550 2.56% $11.05 $11.74 $24,420 1.5 %
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 50,910 10.39% $14.22 $15.06 $31,310 1.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 930 0.19% $20.32 $20.58 $42,810 1.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 710 0.14% $22.17 $23.70 $49,290 2.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,200 0.45% $15.96 $16.46 $34,240 1.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 840 0.17% $13.47 $14.10 $29,330 3.9 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 590 0.12% $19.81 $20.01 $41,620 2.1 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 90 0.02% $19.31 $19.82 $41,220 4.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 520 0.11% $15.40 $16.17 $33,620 3.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 8,410 1.72% $17.35 $17.57 $36,540 1.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 100 0.02% $18.79 $17.75 $36,910 3.4 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 690 0.14% $16.79 $17.65 $36,710 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 10,080 2.06% $13.96 $14.65 $30,470 1.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 410 0.08% $19.32 $18.17 $37,800 5.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 13,830 2.82% $12.72 $13.63 $28,340 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 4,400 0.90% $13.47 $14.64 $30,450 4.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 5,350 1.09% $11.05 $11.50 $23,910 1.4 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 130 0.03% $17.17 $17.00 $35,360 4.1 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 120 0.02% $17.46 $17.46 $36,320 5.3 %

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.

(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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