Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods

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 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods.

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NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods consists of:

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NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods

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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 2,024,330 100.00% $14.18 $18.33 $38,140 0.5 %
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 120,730 5.96% $37.72 $45.49 $94,630 0.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 7,940 0.39% (5) $74.81 $155,600 1.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 50,790 2.51% $38.93 $47.40 $98,590 0.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 2,610 0.13% $30.91 $35.62 $74,090 1.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,810 0.14% $40.33 $44.61 $92,780 2.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 17,890 0.88% $38.80 $44.68 $92,940 1.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 220 0.01% $48.57 $51.53 $107,190 4.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,410 0.17% $31.31 $37.47 $77,940 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 3,750 0.19% $39.15 $42.10 $87,580 1.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 9,400 0.46% $37.50 $42.71 $88,840 1.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 2,610 0.13% $30.49 $34.72 $72,210 1.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,610 0.08% $35.85 $42.29 $87,950 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 5,330 0.26% $29.27 $32.98 $68,600 1.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 6,670 0.33% $28.88 $32.60 $67,800 2.4 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 520 0.03% $22.09 $26.83 $55,820 5.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 450 0.02% $46.32 $47.38 $98,540 2.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 0.01% $19.51 $21.43 $44,580 3.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 0.01% $42.39 $44.11 $91,750 6.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 480 0.02% $55.82 $59.76 $124,300 4.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 0.00% $40.94 $43.05 $89,550 7.0 %
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 59,330 2.93% $22.65 $25.50 $53,040 0.8 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes (6) (6) $25.07 $26.05 $54,170 6.2 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 5,370 0.27% $20.91 $22.97 $47,780 1.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 19,880 0.98% $20.81 $23.94 $49,790 1.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,490 0.12% $23.11 $26.15 $54,390 3.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 420 0.02% $23.49 $25.82 $53,710 4.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 580 0.03% $22.34 $24.74 $51,460 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 750 0.04% $23.88 $26.05 $54,190 2.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 660 0.03% $22.79 $25.25 $52,510 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,420 0.07% $24.48 $25.64 $53,330 1.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,080 0.05% $27.90 $32.35 $67,290 4.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 90 0.00% $18.21 $19.70 $40,970 3.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 15,570 0.77% $24.28 $26.98 $56,120 1.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 460 0.02% $25.90 $26.66 $55,450 1.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 1,620 0.08% $19.47 $21.86 $45,480 2.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 550 0.03% $29.27 $30.32 $63,060 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 16,270 0.80% $25.64 $27.03 $56,220 0.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 4,830 0.24% $28.40 $29.10 $60,530 1.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,100 0.05% $35.09 $34.99 $72,780 2.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 520 0.03% $32.04 $32.30 $67,190 2.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 4,360 0.22% $18.15 $20.09 $41,780 1.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,180 0.06% $31.30 $32.86 $68,340 2.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 850 0.04% $26.53 $27.65 $57,500 1.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,930 0.10% $24.78 $26.15 $54,400 1.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 700 0.03% $28.36 $30.93 $64,330 3.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (6) (6) $34.70 $33.19 $69,020 5.2 %
15-2041 Statisticians 80 0.00% $28.86 $29.36 $61,080 3.5 %
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 4,530 0.22% $25.27 $27.43 $57,050 2.3 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (6) (6) $21.41 $22.44 $46,680 6.6 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers (6) (6) $32.97 $32.14 $66,860 4.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 250 0.01% $33.39 $34.95 $72,700 4.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 0.00% $31.38 $32.44 $67,470 6.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 50 0.00% $34.39 $39.62 $82,420 6.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 0.00% $30.73 $31.41 $65,340 4.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 90 0.00% $36.87 $34.22 $71,170 6.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 160 0.01% $29.08 $31.17 $64,820 2.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 490 0.02% $31.74 $30.88 $64,220 2.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 60 0.00% $29.62 $31.58 $65,690 3.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 710 0.04% $26.48 $28.66 $59,610 6.1 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 310 0.02% $30.13 $33.46 $69,590 10.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 0.00% $20.56 $21.49 $44,700 2.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 410 0.02% $22.06 $26.27 $54,650 8.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 420 0.02% $19.58 $18.97 $39,450 2.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 90 0.00% $23.60 $23.59 $49,060 4.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 230 0.01% $16.98 $17.30 $35,980 3.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 150 0.01% $21.19 $21.61 $44,940 2.5 %
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 9,760 0.48% $22.64 $25.57 $53,190 2.1 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 1,490 0.07% $23.69 $25.60 $53,240 4.7 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 220 0.01% $31.06 $31.41 $65,330 3.5 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 720 0.04% $40.83 $41.54 $86,400 2.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 1,380 0.07% $24.66 $27.25 $56,680 2.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (6) (6) $22.37 $26.00 $54,080 7.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 0.00% $59.69 $56.93 $118,410 3.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 2,470 0.12% $25.27 $28.43 $59,130 2.2 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 1,060 0.05% $12.15 $13.80 $28,710 5.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 210 0.01% $20.50 $19.58 $40,730 3.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 990 0.05% $17.52 $17.86 $37,140 2.5 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 240 0.01% $22.40 $19.96 $41,520 8.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 0.00% $14.41 $18.05 $37,540 9.5 %
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 70 0.00% $18.97 $19.73 $41,040 5.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators (6) (6) $19.50 $20.51 $42,670 7.4 %
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 590 0.03% $47.30 $52.11 $108,400 3.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 400 0.02% $60.22 $66.35 $138,000 2.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 0.01% $23.36 $23.25 $48,350 2.2 %
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 390 0.02% $19.03 $20.16 $41,930 4.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 0.00% $17.30 $18.30 $38,070 9.1 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 70 0.00% $19.67 $18.53 $38,540 5.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 0.01% $17.37 $20.86 $43,390 12.7 %
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 28,440 1.40% $13.49 $17.89 $37,200 3.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors 150 0.01% $26.93 $30.02 $62,440 6.0 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 110 0.01% $15.09 $15.45 $32,130 6.3 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 270 0.01% $18.29 $20.00 $41,590 6.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 480 0.02% $23.96 $28.96 $60,250 7.9 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 4,010 0.20% $26.97 $32.21 $67,000 2.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 3,660 0.18% $9.96 $10.37 $21,570 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 3,430 0.17% $17.52 $20.02 $41,640 2.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (6) (6) $32.52 $30.82 $64,110 3.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 11,580 0.57% $10.59 $11.66 $24,250 1.8 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers (6) (6) $7.10 $8.67 $18,020 24.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 900 0.04% $22.61 $26.67 $55,480 3.2 %
27-3041 Editors 650 0.03% $19.64 $22.39 $46,580 5.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 130 0.01% $21.58 $24.37 $50,690 6.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 130 0.01% $21.01 $25.70 $53,450 7.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 0.00% $16.73 $16.41 $34,140 4.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 0.00% $18.19 $21.75 $45,240 7.6 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 40 0.00% $12.22 $16.99 $35,340 19.8 %
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 11,880 0.59% $16.29 $22.39 $46,580 1.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 140 0.01% $25.20 $25.19 $52,400 4.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 4,400 0.22% $36.68 $36.17 $75,230 1.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 320 0.02% $22.41 $23.46 $48,790 1.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 0.00% $18.96 $17.76 $36,940 7.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (6) (6) $27.90 $33.93 $70,570 12.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 0.00% $10.87 $11.12 $23,120 11.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 6,030 0.30% $11.06 $12.00 $24,950 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 70 0.00% $19.23 $21.52 $44,770 7.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 220 0.01% $12.95 $13.41 $27,890 1.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 130 0.01% $23.83 $24.68 $51,330 3.0 %
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 1,400 0.07% $10.58 $11.61 $24,150 4.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 820 0.04% $11.05 $11.78 $24,510 6.3 %
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 1,990 0.10% $11.34 $12.31 $25,590 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,790 0.09% $11.32 $11.94 $24,830 2.8 %
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 7,660 0.38% $7.60 $8.51 $17,690 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (6) (6) $22.17 $21.18 $44,050 6.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 0.01% $13.98 $14.80 $30,780 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 780 0.04% $7.03 $7.05 $14,670 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 0.01% $11.86 $12.47 $25,930 4.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (6) (6) $9.77 $9.80 $20,390 5.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 0.01% $7.00 $8.46 $17,590 12.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,860 0.14% $7.92 $8.25 $17,150 1.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,120 0.10% $7.47 $8.32 $17,300 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) (6) $7.19 $7.27 $15,130 2.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 200 0.01% $6.34 $6.61 $13,750 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (6) (6) $6.58 $7.02 $14,610 5.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 230 0.01% $6.84 $7.09 $14,740 2.7 %
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 14,800 0.73% $9.80 $10.49 $21,830 0.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 0.01% $19.58 $19.63 $40,830 2.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 0.01% $18.21 $20.41 $42,440 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10,330 0.51% $9.58 $10.19 $21,200 0.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 280 0.01% $9.04 $9.22 $19,180 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (6) (6) $14.51 $13.93 $28,960 7.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,850 0.09% $8.66 $9.47 $19,700 4.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 1,110 0.05% $11.14 $12.06 $25,090 3.1 %
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 630 0.03% $8.39 $9.55 $19,860 3.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 490 0.02% $8.16 $8.52 $17,720 2.8 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 40 0.00% $17.97 $17.29 $35,950 12.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 30 0.00% $9.54 $10.63 $22,110 4.9 %
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 459,470 22.70% $20.19 $24.21 $50,360 0.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 10,970 0.54% $17.48 $20.23 $42,070 1.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 37,650 1.86% $28.31 $35.33 $73,490 1.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 27,620 1.36% $7.81 $8.39 $17,460 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,560 0.08% $9.44 $10.05 $20,890 3.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 1,120 0.06% $10.76 $12.93 $26,890 8.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 23,760 1.17% $10.04 $12.02 $25,010 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 330 0.02% $13.41 $16.31 $33,930 5.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 210 0.01% $37.62 $45.32 $94,260 9.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60,870 3.01% $27.17 $30.31 $63,040 1.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 264,720 13.08% $20.87 $25.22 $52,460 1.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 9,470 0.47% $11.96 $14.00 $29,110 4.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 0.00% $32.63 $33.68 $70,050 5.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 960 0.05% $30.12 $31.16 $64,820 8.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 6,840 0.34% $11.14 $12.98 $27,010 2.5 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 1,540 0.08% $16.73 $18.06 $37,570 5.0 %
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 468,600 23.15% $12.41 $13.32 $27,710 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 29,160 1.44% $19.79 $21.65 $45,040 1.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 2,230 0.11% $11.27 $11.54 $24,010 0.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 9,920 0.49% $13.46 $14.09 $29,300 0.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 13,530 0.67% $12.17 $12.66 $26,330 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 52,050 2.57% $13.03 $13.61 $28,310 0.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,160 0.16% $14.77 $15.09 $31,400 0.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 3,660 0.18% $13.78 $14.14 $29,410 1.1 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 70 0.00% $7.18 $9.82 $20,420 6.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 740 0.04% $12.06 $13.33 $27,720 4.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 2,590 0.13% $13.78 $14.82 $30,830 1.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 40,000 1.98% $13.52 $14.17 $29,480 0.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,560 0.08% $9.84 $10.84 $22,550 3.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 0.00% $8.79 $9.90 $20,580 2.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 24,580 1.21% $12.44 $13.09 $27,220 1.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,830 0.09% $15.35 $15.61 $32,480 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 10,560 0.52% $10.91 $11.18 $23,260 0.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 380 0.02% $19.03 $19.27 $40,080 4.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 400 0.02% $10.96 $11.01 $22,910 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,940 0.15% $16.34 $16.84 $35,030 1.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 6,810 0.34% $16.14 $16.87 $35,080 1.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 55,480 2.74% $11.93 $12.54 $26,070 0.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 93,070 4.60% $10.72 $11.30 $23,500 0.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 4,700 0.23% $12.13 $12.85 $26,720 1.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 18,740 0.93% $16.34 $16.91 $35,170 0.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 20,780 1.03% $11.64 $12.37 $25,720 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 4,640 0.23% $14.69 $15.79 $32,830 1.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 6,780 0.33% $11.20 $11.69 $24,320 1.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 400 0.02% $12.82 $13.15 $27,360 2.1 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 160 0.01% $17.93 $16.47 $34,260 6.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 1,100 0.05% $11.37 $11.89 $24,730 1.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 53,020 2.62% $10.46 $11.05 $22,990 1.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 420 0.02% $12.62 $13.60 $28,290 5.6 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 230 0.01% $14.64 $14.95 $31,100 3.3 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 130 0.01% $13.79 $15.55 $32,340 8.8 %
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 39,840 1.97% $8.14 $9.17 $19,080 0.9 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 1,780 0.09% $16.57 $18.06 $37,560 2.5 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors 150 0.01% $10.68 $13.69 $28,470 10.3 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 200 0.01% $14.28 $15.62 $32,490 5.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 12,960 0.64% $8.13 $8.89 $18,500 1.3 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 2,200 0.11% $11.24 $11.52 $23,960 2.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 12,630 0.62% $7.81 $8.35 $17,380 1.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 6,790 0.34% $7.43 $7.84 $16,300 1.0 %
Construction and Extraction 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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,240 0.16% $15.86 $17.18 $35,730 3.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 0.01% $24.24 $24.15 $50,230 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) (6) $21.47 $20.50 $42,650 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 240 0.01% $13.67 $16.85 $35,040 10.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 0.00% $12.82 $13.62 $28,330 7.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 310 0.02% $18.97 $19.59 $40,740 1.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 0.01% $13.08 $13.63 $28,340 4.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 490 0.02% $18.52 $19.81 $41,200 12.0 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (6) (6) $9.68 $10.07 $20,940 5.7 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 330 0.02% $19.40 $18.97 $39,460 3.3 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 210 0.01% $12.57 $12.32 $25,630 3.0 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,310 2.14% $15.53 $16.19 $33,680 0.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,640 0.18% $22.27 $23.71 $49,320 1.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 690 0.03% $16.61 $17.93 $37,290 4.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 380 0.02% $14.01 $13.30 $27,670 2.5 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 70 0.00% $14.74 $14.67 $30,510 4.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 200 0.01% $15.82 $16.87 $35,090 3.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 190 0.01% $17.87 $17.55 $36,500 3.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 30 0.00% $14.27 $15.56 $32,370 8.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2,120 0.10% $13.24 $13.66 $28,410 1.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 5,980 0.30% $16.52 $16.59 $34,510 0.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 950 0.05% $13.65 $13.94 $28,990 2.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 610 0.03% $15.87 $16.59 $34,500 3.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 210 0.01% $10.66 $11.52 $23,970 4.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 540 0.03% $9.83 $10.12 $21,040 3.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 270 0.01% $15.42 $15.34 $31,910 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2,060 0.10% $15.77 $17.05 $35,470 2.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) (6) $18.18 $17.99 $37,420 3.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,340 0.07% $19.60 $19.89 $41,380 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 16,520 0.82% $14.73 $15.07 $31,340 0.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,070 0.05% $16.20 $16.37 $34,060 3.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 280 0.01% $21.20 $20.89 $43,450 1.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 3,080 0.15% $13.97 $14.44 $30,040 1.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 710 0.04% $11.16 $12.03 $25,030 2.8 %
Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 130,340 6.44% $11.13 $12.95 $26,940 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 12,070 0.60% $20.98 $22.27 $46,310 1.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 20,920 1.03% $10.31 $11.07 $23,030 1.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 3,950 0.20% $13.54 $14.02 $29,170 4.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 4,230 0.21% $11.63 $12.45 $25,900 2.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 5,780 0.29% $9.51 $10.11 $21,040 2.5 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 880 0.04% $9.92 $10.25 $21,320 5.3 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 360 0.02% $11.67 $12.72 $26,450 3.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 1,440 0.07% $9.92 $10.65 $22,150 4.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 440 0.02% $9.81 $10.03 $20,860 5.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 130 0.01% $15.85 $18.85 $39,200 14.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 0.00% $11.36 $11.22 $23,340 3.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 0.00% $10.48 $10.81 $22,480 6.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 0.02% $10.89 $11.48 $23,880 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,150 0.06% $14.01 $14.62 $30,410 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 280 0.01% $11.43 $12.19 $25,360 5.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 0.01% $15.69 $15.68 $32,620 6.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 960 0.05% $12.26 $12.26 $25,510 4.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 0.00% $10.62 $10.38 $21,590 8.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 340 0.02% $10.57 $10.56 $21,960 4.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 500 0.02% $14.04 $14.07 $29,260 6.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 390 0.02% $11.02 $11.77 $24,490 4.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 2,610 0.13% $11.43 $12.55 $26,100 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 250 0.01% $7.96 $8.54 $17,760 3.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 4,430 0.22% $8.94 $9.45 $19,650 1.8 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 140 0.01% $13.19 $13.50 $28,080 10.4 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand (6) (6) $8.85 $9.81 $20,410 7.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 970 0.05% $15.00 $13.78 $28,670 7.8 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 0.00% $9.04 $9.91 $20,600 5.1 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 440 0.02% $9.61 $9.97 $20,740 4.8 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 0.00% $10.87 $12.13 $25,230 10.4 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 1,040 0.05% $24.41 $21.00 $43,690 7.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (6) (6) $14.89 $13.42 $27,910 15.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 0.00% $9.14 $10.21 $21,230 8.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 90 0.00% $11.33 $12.82 $26,660 8.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 0.00% $9.50 $9.91 $20,610 4.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 0.00% $15.22 $15.22 $31,660 6.5 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 470 0.02% $20.10 $19.77 $41,130 3.0 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (6) (6) $20.28 $19.69 $40,960 7.5 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 2,570 0.13% $21.94 $21.40 $44,520 2.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,350 0.07% $16.65 $16.73 $34,790 3.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 680 0.03% $13.55 $14.70 $30,580 4.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 870 0.04% $11.20 $11.57 $24,070 2.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (6) (6) $6.29 $6.69 $13,920 5.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,900 0.19% $10.99 $12.11 $25,200 2.3 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,190 0.06% $10.18 $10.48 $21,800 4.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,250 0.06% $12.44 $12.68 $26,370 5.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 0.01% $12.27 $12.21 $25,400 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 8,890 0.44% $11.58 $12.99 $27,020 3.0 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (6) (6) $11.65 $13.06 $27,160 5.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 25,750 1.27% $10.64 $11.47 $23,860 1.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 0.01% $11.61 $12.03 $25,020 5.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 100 0.00% $11.08 $11.68 $24,300 4.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (6) (6) $9.75 $10.38 $21,600 4.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 440 0.02% $10.43 $11.42 $23,750 3.0 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 120 0.01% $12.55 $12.71 $26,440 4.1 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 60 0.00% $18.55 $15.99 $33,250 10.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (6) (6) $9.09 $9.61 $19,980 8.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,770 0.09% $8.76 $10.68 $22,210 11.3 %
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 601,050 29.69% $12.28 $13.38 $27,840 0.4 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 140 0.01% $19.73 $20.48 $42,600 6.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 15,200 0.75% $19.23 $19.88 $41,350 0.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 15,530 0.77% $20.71 $21.90 $45,550 0.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 130 0.01% (4) (4) $59,870 10.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 240 0.01% $14.96 $16.14 $33,560 7.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 83,920 4.15% $12.75 $14.11 $29,350 0.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 121,050 5.98% $16.09 $16.66 $34,650 0.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 85,650 4.23% $12.13 $12.77 $26,550 1.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 0.00% $14.81 $14.38 $29,910 7.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (6) (6) $22.94 $20.80 $43,270 7.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 0.00% $6.88 $9.13 $18,990 7.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 2,750 0.14% $8.03 $8.75 $18,200 1.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 8,630 0.43% $11.29 $11.77 $24,480 1.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 760 0.04% $14.18 $15.29 $31,810 4.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 200 0.01% $15.81 $16.35 $34,000 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 48,150 2.38% $13.07 $13.43 $27,940 0.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 2,280 0.11% $9.67 $10.23 $21,280 2.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 167,310 8.26% $10.15 $10.83 $22,540 0.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 950 0.05% $11.24 $11.38 $23,670 5.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 44,210 2.18% $8.79 $9.37 $19,490 1.2 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 190 0.01% $15.89 $20.56 $42,760 15.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 0.00% $7.65 $10.53 $21,900 5.8 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 570 0.03% $12.10 $12.81 $26,650 5.7 %

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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