Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 221200 - Natural Gas Distribution

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 221200 - Natural Gas Distribution.

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NAICS Industry 221200 - Natural Gas Distribution is part of: NAICS 221000 - Utilities.

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NAICS 221200 - Natural Gas Distribution

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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 112,670 100.00% $24.47 $25.29 $52,610 1.6 %
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 6,330 5.62% $44.09 $47.33 $98,440 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 440 0.39% (5) $79.73 $165,840 4.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,760 1.56% $43.55 $47.12 $98,010 3.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 0.05% $34.72 $35.51 $73,850 2.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 440 0.39% $41.08 $41.02 $85,330 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 0.13% $43.89 $45.73 $95,110 3.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 190 0.17% $44.12 $46.63 $96,990 3.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 310 0.28% $41.54 $41.67 $86,670 3.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 380 0.34% $49.11 $49.40 $102,750 2.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 450 0.40% $44.00 $46.18 $96,060 3.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 200 0.18% $43.15 $44.85 $93,290 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 210 0.19% $42.53 $49.54 $103,050 10.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (6) (6) $42.21 $42.20 $87,780 4.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 530 0.47% $38.86 $38.59 $80,260 2.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 0.12% $36.34 $36.36 $75,620 3.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 350 0.31% $45.27 $45.82 $95,300 2.6 %
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 7,170 6.36% $31.34 $31.07 $64,620 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (6) (6) $28.57 $30.80 $64,050 8.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 0.28% $28.61 $28.42 $59,120 3.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) (6) $28.63 $28.41 $59,090 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 270 0.24% $33.79 $34.40 $71,550 2.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 0.07% $25.30 $25.40 $52,840 2.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 0.09% $31.94 $32.26 $67,100 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (6) (6) $32.51 $31.97 $66,490 1.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (6) (6) $33.00 $32.99 $68,620 1.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,280 1.14% $26.12 $26.85 $55,840 1.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (6) (6) $27.54 $27.34 $56,870 2.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 0.05% $26.20 $25.64 $53,340 3.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (6) (6) $32.79 $32.54 $67,690 1.6 %
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 3,170 2.81% $33.03 $32.51 $67,610 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 590 0.52% $32.21 $31.66 $65,850 2.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) (6) $33.80 $33.90 $70,510 1.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (6) (6) $34.68 $34.88 $72,550 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 350 0.31% $26.36 $26.10 $54,290 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (6) (6) $34.83 $34.01 $70,740 1.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 160 0.14% $34.97 $34.13 $70,990 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 420 0.37% $33.80 $32.95 $68,530 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 140 0.12% $27.75 $28.37 $59,000 3.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 60 0.05% $26.65 $28.14 $58,530 3.4 %
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 5,880 5.22% $30.11 $30.13 $62,670 1.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) (6) $42.11 $41.63 $86,600 2.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors (6) (6) $25.54 $26.27 $54,640 2.0 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (6) (6) $35.63 $35.13 $73,070 2.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 400 0.36% $32.58 $32.11 $66,790 1.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 380 0.34% $35.99 $35.72 $74,290 1.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (6) (6) $31.68 $31.06 $64,600 3.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 100 0.09% $31.21 $31.57 $65,660 3.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 0.10% $33.59 $32.67 $67,950 4.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 80 0.07% $25.43 $27.62 $57,460 5.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 0.12% $32.66 $32.96 $68,550 2.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 330 0.29% $34.74 $34.65 $72,080 3.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 230 0.20% $25.79 $26.62 $55,370 4.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (6) (6) $21.88 $22.77 $47,370 4.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 0.05% $22.13 $22.43 $46,660 3.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 0.15% $23.36 $23.24 $48,350 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 720 0.64% $26.29 $26.28 $54,660 2.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 30 0.03% $21.29 $22.60 $47,010 3.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (6) (6) $26.78 $26.18 $54,460 6.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (6) (6) $28.08 $26.34 $54,790 2.1 %
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 810 0.72% $29.32 $29.32 $60,990 3.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (6) (6) $26.34 $27.07 $56,310 4.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 0.05% $26.82 $27.68 $57,580 2.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 100 0.09% $19.04 $20.02 $41,630 4.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 0.06% $24.78 $26.46 $55,040 7.5 %
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 280 0.25% $51.67 $53.91 $112,130 7.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 0.19% $57.82 $63.94 $132,980 6.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) (6) $25.45 $25.17 $52,360 1.6 %
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 350 0.31% $27.16 $27.61 $57,430 1.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 0.04% $28.79 $29.02 $60,350 2.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 210 0.19% $26.70 $27.37 $56,940 2.2 %
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 100 0.09% $27.61 $27.56 $57,330 3.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (6) (6) $27.94 $27.56 $57,330 3.2 %
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 (6) (6) $24.10 $24.83 $51,640 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards (6) (6) $23.69 $23.76 $49,410 2.0 %
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 190 0.17% $14.37 $15.00 $31,190 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 160 0.14% $13.82 $14.40 $29,960 3.3 %
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 2,480 2.20% $24.39 $25.63 $53,310 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 150 0.13% $26.77 $27.86 $57,940 2.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 0.10% $34.00 $39.26 $81,650 9.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 150 0.13% $10.84 $12.63 $26,270 5.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (6) (6) $13.65 $13.78 $28,660 1.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (6) (6) $13.84 $17.78 $36,980 6.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (6) (6) $27.32 $30.87 $64,220 5.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 740 0.66% $31.06 $30.53 $63,490 2.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (6) (6) $33.68 $38.75 $80,610 10.5 %
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 31,980 28.38% $18.66 $19.07 $39,670 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,980 1.76% $27.53 $27.38 $56,950 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 0.07% $13.77 $17.71 $36,830 15.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,290 1.14% $16.53 $17.67 $36,750 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 650 0.58% $13.86 $15.09 $31,380 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,330 1.18% $17.43 $18.04 $37,530 3.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 0.15% $19.81 $19.82 $41,220 2.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 110 0.10% $15.95 $16.90 $35,150 4.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 9,620 8.54% $17.90 $18.26 $37,970 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 0.04% $16.41 $16.90 $35,150 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 300 0.27% $21.03 $20.51 $42,650 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 0.12% $21.84 $21.34 $44,390 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 80 0.07% $11.77 $12.20 $25,370 3.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,350 1.20% $20.99 $20.96 $43,590 2.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 5,800 5.15% $17.22 $17.62 $36,650 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (6) (6) $17.92 $18.75 $39,010 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 120 0.11% $19.11 $18.62 $38,740 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 570 0.51% $21.81 $21.21 $44,120 3.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (6) (6) $24.98 $24.31 $50,570 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,490 1.32% $20.74 $21.16 $44,020 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 0.04% $24.50 $23.40 $48,670 6.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,180 1.05% $16.12 $16.40 $34,120 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (6) (6) $21.79 $21.82 $45,380 3.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (6) (6) $16.64 $17.67 $36,750 6.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (6) (6) $19.32 $19.57 $40,700 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,340 2.08% $16.68 $16.88 $35,110 3.0 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 30 0.03% $20.59 $20.14 $41,900 2.8 %
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 13,160 11.68% $22.85 $22.70 $47,220 1.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2,100 1.86% $27.83 $28.17 $58,600 1.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 470 0.42% $18.55 $17.98 $37,400 5.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,070 0.95% $20.39 $20.34 $42,300 1.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 540 0.48% $19.13 $18.10 $37,650 3.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 6,250 5.55% $22.45 $21.89 $45,530 1.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 0.19% $12.06 $13.91 $28,920 4.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) (6) $26.78 $26.35 $54,800 2.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 70 0.06% $16.85 $17.73 $36,870 6.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 24,910 22.11% $25.30 $24.91 $51,810 1.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2,070 1.84% $29.95 $29.45 $61,260 1.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) (6) $21.89 $21.81 $45,370 3.6 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 1,080 0.96% $25.63 $25.15 $52,310 1.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 700 0.62% $24.74 $23.69 $49,280 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (6) (6) $26.73 $25.73 $53,520 2.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (6) (6) $30.09 $28.23 $58,730 2.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 7,980 7.08% $23.48 $23.08 $48,010 1.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 980 0.87% $23.06 $22.78 $47,390 1.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 1,530 1.36% $25.94 $25.58 $53,200 2.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 280 0.25% $23.21 $22.65 $47,120 1.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,770 1.57% $23.17 $22.49 $46,790 1.7 %
49-9096 Riggers (6) (6) $32.78 $32.47 $67,540 2.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 460 0.41% $16.91 $16.82 $34,980 5.2 %
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 11,520 10.22% $26.37 $26.48 $55,070 1.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,580 1.40% $32.45 $32.26 $67,090 1.4 %
51-4041 Machinists (6) (6) $28.04 $27.11 $56,400 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,550 1.38% $24.79 $24.83 $51,640 2.5 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 610 0.54% $32.16 $30.21 $62,830 2.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 1,140 1.01% $26.16 $26.18 $54,450 2.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 80 0.07% $22.15 $22.28 $46,330 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 270 0.24% $24.92 $23.98 $49,870 3.9 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 3,120 2.77% $24.88 $25.06 $52,120 1.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (6) (6) $18.39 $18.96 $39,430 1.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 740 0.66% $23.78 $24.18 $50,300 1.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 100 0.09% $15.61 $16.62 $34,580 12.3 %
Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3,950 3.51% $23.99 $22.65 $47,120 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 0.10% $30.92 $28.54 $59,360 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 0.10% $29.19 $28.32 $58,910 2.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 620 0.55% $18.60 $18.45 $38,380 5.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services (6) (6) $16.53 $16.27 $33,840 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 30 0.03% $22.07 $23.96 $49,830 9.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 400 0.36% $15.93 $15.64 $32,540 6.4 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 590 0.52% $26.80 $26.55 $55,220 5.6 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (6) (6) $15.56 $15.60 $32,440 4.5 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 170 0.15% $16.53 $16.27 $33,840 4.2 %

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

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

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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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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