Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing

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 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing.

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NAICS Industry 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing is part of: NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing.

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NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing

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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 76,030 100.00% $16.24 $18.69 $38,880 1.8 %
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 3,730 4.91% $40.46 $45.20 $94,010 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 250 0.33% (5) $78.48 $163,240 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 880 1.16% $46.30 $52.86 $109,940 2.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 0.14% $43.90 $48.60 $101,080 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 270 0.36% $41.22 $43.92 $91,360 4.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 0.09% $31.14 $32.73 $68,070 4.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 0.14% $38.49 $38.65 $80,400 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 0.38% $38.32 $42.14 $87,650 3.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 140 0.18% $32.82 $34.20 $71,140 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 820 1.08% $35.06 $36.06 $75,010 2.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 130 0.17% $33.19 $34.42 $71,590 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 0.09% $32.82 $34.17 $71,070 3.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 340 0.45% $43.27 $43.97 $91,450 2.5 %
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 1,350 1.78% $25.16 $26.74 $55,610 2.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 320 0.42% $23.49 $24.74 $51,450 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 0.07% $23.07 $23.52 $48,910 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (6) (6) $20.00 $21.29 $44,270 2.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 0.08% $24.16 $25.22 $52,460 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 0.09% $25.84 $27.39 $56,970 5.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 460 0.61% $25.04 $26.86 $55,870 2.2 %
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 470 0.62% $25.18 $26.12 $54,340 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 0.12% $24.97 $25.49 $53,020 2.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 0.05% $31.60 $31.61 $65,750 5.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 0.12% $18.48 $19.93 $41,450 3.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 0.11% $31.60 $31.75 $66,050 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 0.09% $24.44 $25.10 $52,210 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 0.05% $21.09 $22.88 $47,600 8.5 %
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 3,330 4.38% $27.11 $27.61 $57,430 2.9 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 170 0.22% $30.33 $31.96 $66,470 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 150 0.20% $30.65 $30.64 $63,740 2.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 0.09% $33.72 $33.32 $69,310 3.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 0.08% $30.01 $29.70 $61,770 2.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 70 0.09% $25.60 $26.80 $55,730 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 720 0.95% $30.68 $30.79 $64,040 2.8 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 310 0.41% $27.86 $30.55 $63,550 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 340 0.45% $27.58 $28.40 $59,070 1.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 0.12% $20.37 $21.62 $44,980 4.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 180 0.24% $19.46 $20.01 $41,610 4.2 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 40 0.05% $17.97 $18.24 $37,940 3.3 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 0.08% $14.96 $15.81 $32,880 6.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 250 0.33% $17.63 $18.76 $39,030 3.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 140 0.18% $18.82 $19.41 $40,380 2.7 %
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 1,190 1.57% $21.73 $24.58 $51,130 5.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 320 0.42% $28.56 $29.66 $61,690 4.5 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 100 0.13% $47.85 $44.91 $93,410 6.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 530 0.70% $19.10 $19.35 $40,240 5.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 0.07% $17.51 $15.98 $33,250 8.6 %
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 40 0.05% $29.18 $25.40 $52,820 8.3 %
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 80 0.11% $20.87 $22.73 $47,280 6.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 0.07% $20.28 $21.83 $45,410 5.0 %
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 230 0.30% $14.04 $15.68 $32,620 9.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 180 0.24% $12.23 $12.68 $26,380 2.8 %
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 340 0.45% $11.53 $12.67 $26,350 2.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 300 0.39% $10.93 $11.43 $23,780 2.4 %
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 1,840 2.42% $20.91 $23.17 $48,180 10.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 0.25% $24.72 $29.74 $61,870 10.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 260 0.34% $25.28 $27.85 $57,930 4.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,250 1.64% $18.26 $21.01 $43,690 14.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (6) (6) $33.56 $35.40 $73,630 5.1 %
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 5,910 7.77% $14.65 $15.62 $32,490 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 370 0.49% $21.98 $22.97 $47,770 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 0.07% $10.98 $11.06 $23,010 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 160 0.21% $13.87 $14.77 $30,730 4.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 510 0.67% $14.99 $15.91 $33,090 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 0.14% $14.57 $15.13 $31,470 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 0.08% $13.18 $13.83 $28,770 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 320 0.42% $16.16 $16.68 $34,700 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 0.09% $13.28 $14.47 $30,100 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 0.20% $15.72 $15.88 $33,040 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 100 0.13% $11.61 $12.06 $25,090 3.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 690 0.91% $17.15 $17.77 $36,970 1.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,100 1.45% $13.53 $14.58 $30,340 4.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 370 0.49% $13.71 $14.43 $30,020 3.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 200 0.26% $14.51 $14.99 $31,180 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 510 0.67% $16.89 $17.09 $35,550 1.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 360 0.47% $13.81 $14.36 $29,860 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 0.08% $11.69 $11.57 $24,070 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 520 0.68% $11.56 $11.98 $24,920 2.1 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,410 1.85% $21.51 $22.35 $46,490 4.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 70 0.09% $25.32 $24.80 $51,590 3.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 30 0.04% $19.58 $19.75 $41,070 3.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 0.22% $19.46 $18.80 $39,100 3.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 850 1.12% $20.98 $21.96 $45,680 4.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,480 7.21% $18.65 $19.48 $40,520 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 0.57% $25.79 $26.32 $54,750 1.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 0.11% $19.85 $19.87 $41,320 4.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 50 0.07% $19.40 $20.32 $42,260 6.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (6) (6) $18.34 $18.14 $37,730 5.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 0.17% $20.88 $20.79 $43,230 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 740 0.97% $21.30 $22.15 $46,060 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,700 3.55% $17.26 $17.68 $36,780 1.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 350 0.46% $17.82 $17.37 $36,130 2.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 480 0.63% $20.24 $21.67 $45,060 5.9 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons (6) (6) $18.94 $18.59 $38,660 2.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 0.17% $13.57 $14.38 $29,910 3.9 %
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 44,950 59.12% $15.04 $15.99 $33,250 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,930 5.17% $21.88 $22.70 $47,210 1.3 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 960 1.26% $14.35 $14.49 $30,130 3.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 430 0.57% $13.42 $14.58 $30,330 11.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 0.08% $15.10 $19.98 $41,560 13.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,390 3.14% $13.28 $13.99 $29,100 7.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 540 0.71% $13.98 $14.31 $29,770 4.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8,220 10.81% $13.90 $14.43 $30,010 1.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 0.42% $13.14 $14.74 $30,670 7.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,510 3.30% $16.20 $16.36 $34,020 2.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,760 2.31% $13.57 $14.08 $29,290 4.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 500 0.66% $15.05 $16.32 $33,940 6.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 650 0.85% $15.75 $16.86 $35,070 7.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 510 0.67% $15.44 $15.74 $32,730 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 900 1.18% $16.83 $17.01 $35,380 2.0 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 2,140 2.81% $15.49 $15.60 $32,450 2.1 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal (6) (6) $15.05 $15.03 $31,260 2.2 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 50 0.07% $25.63 $22.50 $46,790 8.2 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 40 0.05% $15.27 $14.84 $30,860 5.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 870 1.14% $14.40 $15.11 $31,430 2.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,300 1.71% $20.32 $19.23 $40,010 5.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 430 0.57% $21.25 $22.16 $46,080 5.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 500 0.66% $17.99 $18.21 $37,880 3.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 740 0.97% $13.33 $14.08 $29,280 4.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 760 1.00% $14.66 $14.82 $30,830 3.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (6) (6) $16.18 $16.22 $33,740 3.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 0.05% $22.52 $22.68 $47,170 10.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 0.08% $19.13 $18.92 $39,340 3.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 80 0.11% $16.40 $16.12 $33,520 2.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 470 0.62% $16.40 $16.27 $33,840 2.3 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 0.37% $16.37 $16.39 $34,100 3.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.17% $14.37 $14.71 $30,600 4.1 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 0.08% $12.84 $14.49 $30,140 6.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.17% $13.88 $14.72 $30,620 3.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 0.22% $14.25 $14.24 $29,610 4.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 0.18% $16.64 $17.80 $37,010 5.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 270 0.36% $16.03 $16.16 $33,610 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,330 3.06% $14.94 $15.96 $33,190 3.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 580 0.76% $12.31 $11.92 $24,790 3.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 510 0.67% $12.54 $12.57 $26,140 2.9 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 200 0.26% $13.79 $14.84 $30,860 4.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,820 2.39% $11.41 $11.84 $24,620 4.0 %
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 5,680 7.47% $13.34 $14.07 $29,260 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 0.11% $20.16 $21.47 $44,650 5.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 0.13% $19.21 $22.30 $46,370 5.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 210 0.28% $18.98 $18.83 $39,160 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 120 0.16% $13.92 $14.72 $30,620 4.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 450 0.59% $16.06 $17.02 $35,400 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,460 1.92% $13.51 $13.82 $28,740 1.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,730 2.28% $12.48 $12.75 $26,530 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 320 0.42% $11.70 $11.94 $24,840 4.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 790 1.04% $11.74 $11.81 $24,560 3.0 %

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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