Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers

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 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers.

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NAICS Industry 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers is part of: NAICS 423000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods.

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SOC Major Groups in in NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers:

NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers

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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 121,750 100.00% $14.98 $19.60 $40,770 1.1 %
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 8,540 7.01% $42.21 $49.98 $103,970 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 770 0.63% (5) $74.01 $153,950 3.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,180 3.43% $44.52 $52.45 $109,100 2.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 0.06% $28.94 $33.70 $70,100 15.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 870 0.71% $45.25 $52.48 $109,150 4.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers (6) (6) $26.49 $28.90 $60,120 6.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 220 0.18% $36.97 $41.92 $87,200 4.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 830 0.68% $41.24 $48.20 $100,260 4.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 150 0.12% $24.99 $30.66 $63,770 8.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 0.11% $31.86 $34.87 $72,530 4.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 440 0.36% $29.43 $35.38 $73,580 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 340 0.28% $30.86 $32.44 $67,470 3.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (6) (6) $43.92 $43.60 $90,690 5.9 %
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 3,600 2.96% $23.82 $26.42 $54,950 2.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,100 0.90% $21.40 $25.52 $53,080 6.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 440 0.36% $22.79 $24.68 $51,330 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 280 0.23% $22.43 $25.18 $52,360 8.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 0.05% $22.46 $24.46 $50,880 5.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 0.03% $25.37 $25.14 $52,280 3.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,150 0.94% $26.40 $28.17 $58,590 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (6) (6) $22.72 $24.63 $51,230 2.7 %
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 710 0.58% $24.11 $26.10 $54,300 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 260 0.21% $25.91 $26.85 $55,850 2.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 0.11% $19.31 $20.60 $42,850 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 0.05% $20.49 $25.56 $53,160 17.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 0.10% $24.70 $26.06 $54,200 2.8 %
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 1,070 0.88% $19.34 $21.85 $45,440 3.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 0.03% $30.71 $30.31 $63,050 6.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 0.05% $28.74 $28.68 $59,660 5.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 0.04% $27.41 $29.89 $62,160 6.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 150 0.12% $16.51 $17.78 $36,990 5.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 100 0.08% $19.49 $19.40 $40,360 3.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 0.08% $21.02 $23.26 $48,380 8.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 0.04% $19.74 $20.57 $42,780 6.2 %
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 110 0.09% $24.26 $33.17 $68,980 18.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 0.05% $28.15 $39.75 $82,680 22.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40 0.03% $18.62 $18.29 $38,050 5.1 %
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 50 0.04% $6.84 $8.61 $17,910 10.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 50 0.04% $6.83 $8.54 $17,760 11.0 %
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 420 0.34% $9.25 $9.93 $20,660 2.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 360 0.30% $9.14 $9.89 $20,570 2.2 %
Sales and Related 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 22,120 18.17% $22.72 $28.23 $58,730 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,900 1.56% $34.31 $43.39 $90,250 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (6) (6) $10.86 $11.80 $24,550 8.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (6) (6) $17.36 $16.98 $35,310 8.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (6) (6) $15.62 $16.71 $34,750 7.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 530 0.44% $14.83 $17.66 $36,740 5.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,390 1.14% $27.24 $31.81 $66,170 4.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 16,590 13.63% $22.20 $27.14 $56,450 2.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 300 0.25% $30.08 $35.13 $73,080 6.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) (6) $18.41 $19.51 $40,580 5.1 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 60 0.05% $24.92 $26.75 $55,640 14.7 %
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 24,740 20.32% $13.65 $14.75 $30,690 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,590 1.31% $21.37 $22.59 $46,990 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 270 0.22% $11.66 $11.77 $24,490 1.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 690 0.57% $15.53 $16.20 $33,700 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,040 0.85% $12.89 $13.36 $27,780 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,920 2.40% $14.35 $15.07 $31,350 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 0.09% $14.58 $14.65 $30,470 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 190 0.16% $14.32 $14.83 $30,850 2.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 220 0.18% $16.15 $17.18 $35,720 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives (6) (6) $15.94 $16.33 $33,970 5.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 0.07% $9.86 $9.79 $20,360 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,380 1.13% $14.73 $15.11 $31,430 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 240 0.20% $19.30 $17.88 $37,200 6.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 890 0.73% $11.37 $11.76 $24,460 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 0.08% $17.34 $17.58 $36,570 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 780 0.64% $17.91 $18.55 $38,580 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 3,720 3.06% $13.32 $14.45 $30,060 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,690 2.21% $11.89 $12.30 $25,590 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 0.13% $14.04 $14.36 $29,860 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,150 0.94% $16.90 $17.51 $36,410 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,420 1.17% $12.91 $13.10 $27,260 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 160 0.13% $19.54 $22.70 $47,220 13.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 0.18% $11.54 $11.81 $24,560 1.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,290 2.70% $11.54 $11.93 $24,810 1.6 %
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 530 0.44% $13.52 $14.94 $31,070 4.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 60 0.05% $9.77 $11.41 $23,730 15.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 70 0.06% $13.57 $14.42 $30,000 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 0.03% $18.37 $17.69 $36,790 7.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 90 0.07% $11.53 $11.62 $24,160 3.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (6) (6) $24.40 $21.70 $45,140 22.2 %
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 2,590 2.13% $16.53 $17.61 $36,630 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 0.24% $23.08 $24.15 $50,240 3.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 50 0.04% $14.09 $14.54 $30,250 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 0.10% $15.02 $16.03 $33,350 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 0.14% $18.34 $18.44 $38,360 5.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 0.07% $16.31 $17.51 $36,430 5.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,530 1.26% $16.25 $16.91 $35,180 1.5 %
49-9096 Riggers 60 0.05% $12.16 $12.85 $26,720 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 0.03% $13.73 $15.12 $31,450 12.2 %
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 24,850 20.41% $13.35 $14.12 $29,380 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,500 2.05% $20.94 $21.71 $45,150 1.2 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (6) (6) $11.26 $11.57 $24,060 3.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 0.04% $10.75 $13.96 $29,040 21.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 240 0.20% $13.67 $14.20 $29,530 2.7 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 40 0.03% $13.31 $13.53 $28,140 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,440 2.00% $12.60 $12.76 $26,550 2.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 0.09% $17.25 $17.15 $35,680 3.8 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 0.18% $11.54 $12.22 $25,410 4.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 0.12% $12.86 $13.29 $27,630 3.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 0.21% $12.68 $12.88 $26,780 2.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,840 2.33% $13.12 $13.15 $27,350 1.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 0.15% $11.71 $11.62 $24,170 4.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) (6) $12.95 $13.46 $27,990 3.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) (6) $14.22 $14.23 $29,590 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 5,070 4.16% $13.37 $13.89 $28,900 2.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 0.05% $10.53 $11.00 $22,880 3.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 30 0.02% $17.65 $18.21 $37,880 10.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 3,270 2.69% $13.67 $14.30 $29,750 2.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 0.08% $15.02 $14.81 $30,810 3.2 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 0.09% $12.82 $13.05 $27,150 4.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (6) (6) $9.29 $9.49 $19,740 9.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 0.03% $11.79 $12.14 $25,240 5.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 0.20% $12.91 $12.96 $26,950 2.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 900 0.74% $14.35 $15.25 $31,720 4.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,130 0.93% $11.66 $12.23 $25,450 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 850 0.70% $7.60 $8.50 $17,690 6.6 %
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 32,290 26.52% $12.32 $13.03 $27,110 0.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,020 0.84% $18.76 $19.68 $40,940 1.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 610 0.50% $20.08 $21.78 $45,300 2.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 240 0.20% $12.16 $12.59 $26,180 4.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,750 4.72% $14.84 $15.55 $32,350 1.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,360 1.94% $11.87 $12.39 $25,770 1.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 410 0.34% $12.08 $12.62 $26,250 3.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,580 1.30% $13.65 $13.86 $28,830 1.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,100 3.37% $11.91 $12.47 $25,940 1.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 60 0.05% $11.59 $10.97 $22,820 7.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 14,610 12.00% $11.07 $11.56 $24,040 1.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,050 0.86% $11.56 $12.13 $25,230 3.1 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (6) (6) $8.64 $8.86 $18,440 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

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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