Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 624000 - Social Assistance

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 624000 - Social Assistance.

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NAICS 624000 - Social Assistance consists of:

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NAICS 624000 - Social Assistance

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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 1,968,130 100.00% $9.79 $11.69 $24,320 0.4 %
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 146,990 7.47% $20.36 $23.29 $48,450 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 4,850 0.25% $39.61 $45.28 $94,180 1.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 29,230 1.49% $25.40 $28.53 $59,350 0.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,330 0.07% $20.81 $22.45 $46,700 1.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 650 0.03% $23.99 $25.66 $53,360 2.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 0.01% $25.36 $32.78 $68,180 5.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,510 0.13% $22.64 $24.60 $51,160 2.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 7,110 0.36% $16.63 $18.48 $38,440 1.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 860 0.04% $26.21 $29.31 $60,970 1.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 6,210 0.32% $26.12 $28.01 $58,260 1.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 2,880 0.15% $21.98 $23.67 $49,230 1.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 0.01% $21.30 $22.84 $47,510 3.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 200 0.01% $20.26 $21.55 $44,830 3.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 200 0.01% $17.49 $20.03 $41,660 3.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 0.01% $16.61 $20.43 $42,490 11.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 39,160 1.99% $15.46 $17.45 $36,290 1.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 460 0.02% (4) (4) $44,820 13.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 0.00% $20.65 $22.11 $45,990 7.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 2,230 0.11% $12.64 $15.06 $31,320 3.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 0.00% $14.98 $17.33 $36,040 6.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 4,950 0.25% $23.52 $26.63 $55,390 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 360 0.02% $17.18 $20.87 $43,400 8.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 36,990 1.88% $21.04 $22.54 $46,880 0.8 %
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 38,800 1.97% $16.73 $17.96 $37,350 0.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 530 0.03% $16.86 $17.51 $36,430 1.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 0.00% $16.06 $16.22 $33,740 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 530 0.03% $17.38 $18.09 $37,630 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (6) (6) $10.85 $14.92 $31,030 5.5 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 480 0.02% $16.37 $18.10 $37,650 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 9,450 0.48% $14.76 $15.51 $32,250 1.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 460 0.02% $17.70 $19.21 $39,950 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 7,840 0.40% $14.49 $15.97 $33,220 2.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 740 0.04% $21.76 $23.98 $49,870 6.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 220 0.01% $16.47 $17.12 $35,610 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 8,030 0.41% $20.49 $21.15 $43,990 1.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 470 0.02% $20.22 $23.13 $48,110 4.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 180 0.01% $25.28 $27.89 $58,000 10.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 100 0.01% $13.52 $14.77 $30,720 4.7 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 450 0.02% $17.45 $17.21 $35,810 4.5 %
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 5,530 0.28% $17.53 $19.21 $39,960 1.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 760 0.04% $19.71 $21.60 $44,920 2.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 150 0.01% $25.72 $25.29 $52,610 3.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 0.00% $40.05 $40.25 $83,730 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,760 0.09% $15.78 $16.26 $33,810 2.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 270 0.01% $20.82 $21.24 $44,180 5.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 960 0.05% $16.87 $18.86 $39,230 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 930 0.05% $20.69 $21.76 $45,260 1.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 180 0.01% $19.81 $21.03 $43,730 3.8 %
15-2041 Statisticians 40 0.00% $17.30 $18.32 $38,100 5.5 %
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 280 0.01% $19.32 $22.24 $46,250 5.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 0.00% $24.31 $26.73 $55,600 4.0 %
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 10,660 0.54% $18.51 $21.79 $45,330 2.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 0.00% $13.08 $13.80 $28,700 3.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 440 0.02% $17.74 $19.73 $41,030 2.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 8,880 0.45% $18.75 $22.24 $46,250 2.8 %
19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (6) (6) $23.83 $23.61 $49,120 4.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (6) (6) $8.20 $8.49 $17,670 6.9 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians (6) (6) $12.59 $14.10 $29,320 5.8 %
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 331,870 16.86% $12.74 $13.58 $28,240 0.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 13,930 0.71% $14.01 $14.45 $30,050 2.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 18,400 0.93% $13.17 $13.99 $29,110 0.9 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 9,510 0.48% $14.80 $16.50 $34,330 5.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 17,150 0.87% $14.50 $15.67 $32,590 1.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 44,430 2.26% $12.28 $13.38 $27,830 1.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 61,010 3.10% $13.89 $14.72 $30,630 1.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 10,980 0.56% $14.93 $15.88 $33,040 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 18,310 0.93% $14.70 $15.59 $32,430 1.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 7,390 0.38% $13.66 $14.43 $30,020 2.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,770 0.09% $11.98 $12.60 $26,220 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 96,690 4.91% $10.84 $11.24 $23,370 0.6 %
21-2011 Clergy 430 0.02% $13.91 $15.44 $32,110 6.8 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (6) (6) $15.67 $16.30 $33,900 3.9 %
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 1,800 0.09% $14.95 $18.39 $38,250 5.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 550 0.03% $24.31 $29.16 $60,650 4.1 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 130 0.01% $10.25 $10.81 $22,490 3.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 610 0.03% $14.59 $15.00 $31,200 3.8 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (6) (6) $12.35 $12.07 $25,110 5.4 %
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 442,230 22.47% $8.90 $9.88 $20,550 0.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 0.00% (4) (4) $42,200 11.9 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 0.00% (4) (4) $36,230 6.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 250 0.01% (4) (4) $31,690 10.6 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 50 0.00% (4) (4) $27,280 7.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,410 0.12% $13.72 $14.41 $29,970 2.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 278,990 14.18% $8.94 $9.65 $20,070 0.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 9,540 0.48% (4) (4) $23,300 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 5,410 0.27% (4) (4) $29,610 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 80 0.00% (4) (4) $32,530 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 280 0.01% (4) (4) $32,710 3.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 340 0.02% (4) (4) $36,470 4.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 3,550 0.18% (4) (4) $35,340 3.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (6) (6) (4) (4) $37,470 4.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 480 0.02% (4) (4) $33,480 3.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 6,880 0.35% $14.76 $15.29 $31,800 1.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 10,590 0.54% $11.77 $13.30 $27,670 2.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 220 0.01% $20.05 $19.61 $40,780 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 0.00% $11.55 $12.20 $25,370 7.9 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists (6) (6) $11.70 $11.41 $23,720 12.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 4,740 0.24% $15.37 $16.59 $34,510 2.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 106,740 5.42% (4) (4) $17,550 0.6 %
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 6,740 0.34% $15.56 $16.33 $33,960 1.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 0.00% $15.79 $16.51 $34,340 3.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 650 0.03% (4) (4) $21,180 7.4 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 60 0.00% (4) (4) $39,000 25.0 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 30 0.00% (4) (4) $12,260 6.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 3,980 0.20% $16.75 $17.93 $37,280 1.1 %
27-3041 Editors 40 0.00% $19.10 $21.16 $44,000 4.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 180 0.01% $12.93 $14.50 $30,160 5.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 330 0.02% $16.89 $17.88 $37,190 4.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 980 0.05% $14.51 $14.94 $31,070 4.3 %
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 35,320 1.79% $19.06 $21.13 $43,960 1.0 %
29-1020 Dentists 130 0.01% $44.64 $46.41 $96,540 4.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,340 0.07% $16.57 $17.10 $35,560 2.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 30 0.00% $32.12 $29.82 $62,020 5.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 0.01% $57.04 $60.52 $125,870 12.2 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 750 0.04% $66.89 $68.30 $142,060 3.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 0.01% $31.41 $29.26 $60,870 7.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 13,780 0.70% $20.84 $21.47 $44,650 0.8 %
29-1121 Audiologists 80 0.00% $20.28 $20.51 $42,650 7.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 3,020 0.15% $20.89 $22.24 $46,270 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 1,850 0.09% $25.20 $27.06 $56,290 2.8 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 800 0.04% $13.95 $14.10 $29,330 4.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 0.00% $20.19 $19.87 $41,320 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 2,910 0.15% $23.15 $24.15 $50,230 1.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (6) (6) $13.39 $15.15 $31,520 7.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 210 0.01% $11.62 $12.18 $25,330 3.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 0.00% $18.31 $18.49 $38,450 4.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 90 0.00% $9.50 $9.98 $20,760 7.2 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 700 0.04% $9.66 $10.67 $22,200 6.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 110 0.01% $12.45 $12.62 $26,260 2.9 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 810 0.04% $11.47 $12.35 $25,690 7.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 5,950 0.30% $14.67 $14.89 $30,970 1.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 700 0.04% $11.56 $12.16 $25,290 1.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 180 0.01% $13.79 $16.59 $34,500 5.6 %
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 98,540 5.01% $8.53 $8.87 $18,450 1.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 83,160 4.23% $8.43 $8.64 $17,970 1.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 8,010 0.41% $8.83 $9.01 $18,740 1.6 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 1,040 0.05% $8.35 $8.77 $18,240 3.4 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 660 0.03% $17.22 $16.96 $35,270 4.0 %
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides 430 0.02% $8.24 $9.20 $19,130 5.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 520 0.03% $17.11 $16.53 $34,390 6.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 310 0.02% $9.91 $11.33 $23,570 7.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 60 0.00% $8.85 $11.99 $24,930 13.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 0.01% $13.38 $13.22 $27,500 4.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 600 0.03% $10.85 $10.91 $22,680 2.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 0.00% $12.97 $13.32 $27,710 6.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 260 0.01% $11.87 $12.99 $27,030 5.9 %
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 7,350 0.37% $9.54 $10.19 $21,200 1.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 4,430 0.23% $9.50 $10.07 $20,940 2.1 %
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 55,030 2.80% $7.91 $8.39 $17,450 0.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 170 0.01% $10.12 $11.18 $23,260 6.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 3,890 0.20% $11.26 $11.93 $24,800 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (6) (6) $9.80 $9.49 $19,750 14.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 27,750 1.41% $8.02 $8.36 $17,380 0.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 300 0.02% $9.29 $8.84 $18,400 6.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 290 0.01% $7.46 $7.69 $16,000 2.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 11,810 0.60% $7.52 $7.76 $16,140 0.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,090 0.11% $7.76 $8.19 $17,040 4.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 930 0.05% $7.74 $7.70 $16,020 1.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (6) (6) $7.79 $7.67 $15,950 4.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 2,350 0.12% $7.24 $7.44 $15,480 1.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,380 0.07% $8.11 $8.44 $17,550 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,980 0.10% $7.32 $7.68 $15,960 2.9 %
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 48,830 2.48% $7.89 $8.63 $17,950 0.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 3,220 0.16% $12.02 $12.76 $26,550 1.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 440 0.02% $13.24 $14.04 $29,190 2.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 32,050 1.63% $7.79 $8.33 $17,320 0.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 7,240 0.37% $7.38 $7.80 $16,220 1.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 0.00% $9.23 $9.73 $20,240 14.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 4,190 0.21% $7.69 $8.52 $17,730 1.5 %
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 428,170 21.76% $7.92 $8.34 $17,350 0.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 14,660 0.74% $12.19 $12.79 $26,590 1.6 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (6) (6) $10.12 $11.97 $24,890 17.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (6) (6) $10.58 $10.62 $22,080 3.7 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 110 0.01% $8.10 $8.45 $17,580 2.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 0.00% $7.25 $8.19 $17,030 2.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 630 0.03% $7.96 $8.65 $17,990 5.5 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 70 0.00% $8.12 $8.33 $17,330 3.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (6) (6) $8.41 $8.92 $18,550 11.5 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 50 0.00% $6.68 $7.15 $14,870 5.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 221,500 11.25% $7.33 $7.71 $16,040 0.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 154,960 7.87% $8.23 $8.43 $17,530 0.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 1,200 0.06% $11.19 $13.44 $27,960 3.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 20,280 1.03% $9.11 $9.89 $20,570 1.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 9,460 0.48% $9.55 $10.13 $21,070 1.5 %
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 15,420 0.78% $7.98 $10.07 $20,940 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,570 0.08% $11.45 $12.66 $26,340 2.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 0.01% $20.93 $23.59 $49,060 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 7,120 0.36% $7.25 $7.65 $15,920 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 50 0.00% $8.11 $9.03 $18,780 7.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,100 0.16% $7.20 $7.72 $16,050 1.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 0.00% $12.47 $13.93 $28,970 8.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (6) (6) $22.68 $24.01 $49,930 14.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 180 0.01% $15.76 $16.67 $34,670 5.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 520 0.03% $8.45 $8.60 $17,900 3.1 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (6) (6) $14.00 $13.60 $28,290 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 186,700 9.49% $11.07 $11.64 $24,220 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 13,080 0.66% $15.56 $16.40 $34,120 1.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 2,510 0.13% $9.75 $10.09 $20,980 1.4 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators (6) (6) $7.27 $7.56 $15,730 5.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 930 0.05% $12.33 $12.80 $26,610 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 3,250 0.17% $11.81 $12.26 $25,490 1.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 21,380 1.09% $12.61 $12.92 $26,870 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,620 0.13% $13.07 $13.27 $27,610 1.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 320 0.02% $12.26 $12.46 $25,930 2.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 0.00% $9.26 $9.53 $19,820 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,030 0.10% $11.94 $12.64 $26,290 2.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 2,940 0.15% $13.81 $13.39 $27,860 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 970 0.05% $9.34 $9.28 $19,300 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,630 0.08% $11.58 $11.65 $24,240 2.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 0.00% $15.38 $14.70 $30,580 5.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 780 0.04% $10.04 $9.89 $20,570 4.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 2,850 0.14% $13.03 $13.45 $27,970 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 18,800 0.96% $9.39 $9.61 $19,990 1.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 370 0.02% $8.79 $8.87 $18,450 3.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (6) (6) $8.25 $13.23 $27,530 18.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 450 0.02% $9.76 $10.09 $20,980 2.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 460 0.02% $9.78 $10.64 $22,140 4.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,820 0.09% $9.26 $10.07 $20,950 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,770 0.19% $9.00 $9.57 $19,910 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 0.00% $8.43 $9.86 $20,510 7.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 25,150 1.28% $13.33 $13.84 $28,780 0.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 830 0.04% $11.99 $12.31 $25,600 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 25,870 1.31% $10.88 $11.19 $23,280 1.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 420 0.02% $11.57 $12.08 $25,130 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,980 0.10% $10.24 $10.44 $21,720 1.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 1,880 0.10% $9.79 $10.05 $20,900 2.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (6) (6) $8.65 $9.77 $20,320 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 0.01% $13.18 $14.06 $29,250 1.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 1,090 0.06% $8.95 $9.35 $19,440 8.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 41,310 2.10% $9.34 $9.74 $20,260 1.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 320 0.02% $7.16 $8.65 $17,980 4.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 50 0.00% $11.70 $12.83 $26,690 6.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 240 0.01% $7.34 $9.21 $19,150 5.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 0.00% $13.72 $15.48 $32,190 7.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 150 0.01% $7.12 $7.54 $15,690 3.4 %
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 2,150 0.11% $10.88 $11.65 $24,230 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 0.01% $16.23 $16.85 $35,050 3.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 550 0.03% $10.29 $11.02 $22,910 3.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 130 0.01% $7.04 $8.59 $17,860 9.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 50 0.00% $15.84 $15.60 $32,440 2.4 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 200 0.01% $12.62 $12.52 $26,050 2.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (6) (6) $12.24 $13.12 $27,290 5.9 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 90 0.00% $9.09 $9.13 $19,000 4.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 240 0.01% $14.15 $14.83 $30,860 3.8 %
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 10,940 0.56% $11.55 $12.37 $25,730 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 630 0.03% $16.35 $17.31 $36,000 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 0.00% $12.53 $12.19 $25,350 6.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 50 0.00% $10.35 $13.63 $28,350 26.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 80 0.00% $13.72 $14.89 $30,970 5.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 0.01% $13.66 $14.20 $29,540 4.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 0.00% $13.23 $13.06 $27,160 2.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 9,320 0.47% $11.24 $11.74 $24,410 1.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 0.01% $6.49 $7.11 $14,790 4.7 %
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 27,540 1.40% $7.05 $8.16 $16,970 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,130 0.16% $11.62 $13.04 $27,110 1.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 100 0.01% $6.87 $8.23 $17,120 13.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 7,430 0.38% $6.67 $7.16 $14,900 1.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) (6) $9.27 $10.99 $22,870 16.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 0.01% $7.35 $7.71 $16,030 5.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (6) (6) $6.99 $7.12 $14,800 3.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) (6) $14.30 $14.10 $29,340 4.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 0.01% $8.71 $9.10 $18,920 3.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 560 0.03% $8.06 $8.44 $17,550 1.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 270 0.01% $7.16 $7.90 $16,430 5.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,060 0.05% $6.67 $6.99 $14,530 2.9 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 140 0.01% $6.82 $6.93 $14,420 2.5 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 0.01% $7.15 $6.99 $14,540 4.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (6) (6) $6.88 $8.27 $17,200 6.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (6) (6) $6.92 $7.44 $15,470 5.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 970 0.05% $7.97 $8.83 $18,360 2.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 390 0.02% $6.93 $7.16 $14,890 3.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (6) (6) $9.47 $10.54 $21,920 5.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 600 0.03% $6.82 $7.86 $16,350 7.2 %
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 67,010 3.40% $7.90 $8.61 $17,910 0.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 550 0.03% $12.57 $13.33 $27,720 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,640 0.08% $13.22 $13.84 $28,790 2.0 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 320 0.02% $8.02 $8.48 $17,630 6.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 2,780 0.14% $8.81 $9.32 $19,390 3.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 17,100 0.87% $8.69 $9.13 $18,990 1.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 370 0.02% $6.37 $6.75 $14,030 4.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 230 0.01% $10.39 $10.87 $22,600 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 7,890 0.40% $8.70 $9.07 $18,850 0.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 8,170 0.42% $8.56 $8.72 $18,150 1.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 180 0.01% $9.08 $9.39 $19,520 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (6) (6) $7.83 $7.77 $16,160 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 20,290 1.03% $7.05 $7.75 $16,120 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 340 0.02% $7.13 $8.48 $17,630 11.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,820 0.24% $6.86 $6.95 $14,450 1.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 220 0.01% $6.55 $6.78 $14,100 3.5 %

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.

(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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