Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 212200 - Metal Ore Mining

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 212200 - Metal Ore Mining.

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NAICS Industry 212200 - Metal Ore Mining is part of: NAICS 212000 - Mining (except Oil and Gas).

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SOC Major Groups in in NAICS 212200 - Metal Ore Mining:

NAICS 212200 - Metal Ore Mining

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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 26,820 100.00% $20.60 $21.64 $45,010 1.0 %
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 890 3.32% $42.03 $44.60 $92,770 1.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 350 1.31% $43.62 $47.14 $98,040 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 80 0.30% $42.80 $45.98 $95,630 4.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 50 0.19% $43.99 $42.38 $88,150 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 0.34% $40.63 $42.31 $88,000 2.9 %
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 520 1.94% $24.91 $25.90 $53,870 1.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 0.41% $25.24 $25.63 $53,310 1.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 0.19% $26.72 $26.46 $55,040 2.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 0.19% $21.72 $22.96 $47,760 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 190 0.71% $25.05 $25.75 $53,560 2.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 170 0.63% $24.92 $25.40 $52,840 2.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 70 0.26% $21.36 $21.79 $45,320 2.1 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,370 5.11% $27.07 $27.73 $57,670 1.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors (6) (6) $18.97 $19.37 $40,280 1.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 0.22% $28.19 $29.09 $60,510 1.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 0.11% $32.11 $31.87 $66,290 2.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 110 0.41% $30.73 $29.88 $62,150 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 0.30% $26.86 $27.51 $57,230 2.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 140 0.52% $30.83 $30.52 $63,470 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (6) (6) $28.27 $28.81 $59,930 2.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 500 1.86% $29.82 $31.26 $65,020 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (6) (6) $21.11 $21.60 $44,920 1.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 90 0.34% $20.82 $21.91 $45,570 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 0.15% $20.83 $22.26 $46,300 2.2 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 680 2.54% $21.45 $23.48 $48,830 1.9 %
19-2031 Chemists (6) (6) $26.00 $25.58 $53,210 2.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 0.11% $25.85 $27.44 $57,080 4.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 160 0.60% $30.48 $32.28 $67,140 2.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) (6) $19.37 $19.67 $40,910 2.1 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (6) (6) $15.74 $16.38 $34,080 1.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 110 0.41% $23.90 $23.97 $49,870 2.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 110 0.41% $24.11 $24.13 $50,200 2.4 %
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 120 0.45% $18.07 $17.78 $36,980 5.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 80 0.30% $13.02 $14.83 $30,840 4.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (6) (6) $15.38 $15.08 $31,360 3.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 80 0.30% $15.38 $15.08 $31,360 3.1 %
Office and Administrative Support 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 1,040 3.88% $17.00 $17.50 $36,390 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50 0.19% $23.26 $23.88 $49,660 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 90 0.34% $17.37 $17.36 $36,110 2.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 0.26% $18.86 $17.90 $37,240 2.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 0.19% $23.51 $22.75 $47,320 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 70 0.26% $17.40 $17.36 $36,120 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 140 0.52% $17.69 $18.13 $37,710 2.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 160 0.60% $17.19 $17.95 $37,340 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 100 0.37% $16.43 $16.27 $33,830 1.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 160 0.60% $14.96 $15.11 $31,430 2.6 %
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 7,460 27.82% $20.05 $20.16 $41,930 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 690 2.57% $27.44 $28.69 $59,670 1.5 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (6) (6) $21.11 $21.12 $43,940 3.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 40 0.15% $20.13 $19.65 $40,880 2.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,480 5.52% $18.27 $18.04 $37,520 2.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 820 3.06% $20.08 $20.30 $42,230 1.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 0.41% $19.75 $19.21 $39,950 2.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 50 0.19% $15.26 $14.36 $29,870 8.0 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 510 1.90% $19.61 $19.33 $40,200 1.9 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 280 1.04% $20.33 $20.63 $42,900 4.3 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 1,320 4.92% $20.41 $20.15 $41,920 1.8 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 810 3.02% $20.82 $20.87 $43,400 3.1 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 290 1.08% $13.69 $13.59 $28,270 3.7 %
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 5,990 22.33% $21.10 $21.41 $44,530 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 650 2.42% $27.39 $28.74 $59,780 1.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (6) (6) $20.70 $20.98 $43,630 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 230 0.86% $20.62 $20.64 $42,940 1.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 1,430 5.33% $20.91 $20.95 $43,570 1.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 910 3.39% $20.01 $19.43 $40,420 2.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 880 3.28% $19.50 $19.10 $39,730 1.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 370 1.38% $19.92 $19.29 $40,120 2.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 0.19% $15.98 $16.17 $33,620 1.9 %
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 5,240 19.54% $19.77 $19.86 $41,310 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 770 2.87% $27.16 $28.32 $58,910 1.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 130 0.48% $19.84 $19.70 $40,980 1.9 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 270 1.01% $18.80 $17.25 $35,880 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 320 1.19% $19.98 $20.13 $41,870 2.0 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (6) (6) $19.16 $18.78 $39,060 6.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,140 4.25% $18.26 $17.53 $36,470 2.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 830 3.09% $18.96 $18.33 $38,120 1.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (6) (6) $18.26 $17.86 $37,140 4.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 80 0.30% $19.14 $18.16 $37,780 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 60 0.22% $15.80 $15.59 $32,420 3.6 %
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 3,060 11.41% $19.65 $19.29 $40,130 1.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 0.22% $27.10 $28.08 $58,410 2.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,180 4.40% $20.39 $19.90 $41,390 2.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 0.30% $18.63 $18.51 $38,500 2.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 0.19% $19.85 $19.58 $40,730 2.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 240 0.89% $19.06 $17.91 $37,250 4.3 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 220 0.82% $19.76 $19.23 $40,010 4.0 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 80 0.30% $17.46 $20.72 $43,090 7.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 0.71% $18.70 $17.69 $36,790 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 280 1.04% $17.80 $17.92 $37,270 1.8 %

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.

(6) =Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

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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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