Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories

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 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories.

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NAICS Industry 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories is part of: NAICS 621000 - Ambulatory Health Care Services.

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NAICS 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories

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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 179,360 100.00% $15.04 $19.56 $40,680 1.5 %
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 10,170 5.67% $35.37 $43.81 $91,120 3.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 520 0.29% $63.16 $69.00 $143,530 4.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,620 1.46% $41.73 $52.81 $109,850 8.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 0.03% $27.75 $30.17 $62,760 5.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 420 0.23% $32.01 $37.98 $78,990 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 300 0.17% $47.60 $56.30 $117,110 5.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers (6) (6) $28.72 $35.70 $74,250 9.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 600 0.33% $27.82 $30.11 $62,630 5.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 480 0.27% $43.47 $52.29 $108,760 7.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 600 0.33% $40.30 $45.15 $93,910 3.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 300 0.17% $34.08 $37.35 $77,680 4.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 3,330 1.86% $29.73 $35.74 $74,340 3.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 190 0.11% $48.06 $55.28 $114,980 10.6 %
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 2,910 1.62% $23.25 $26.52 $55,150 5.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 0.10% $19.72 $21.65 $45,040 4.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 0.07% $22.70 $29.51 $61,390 13.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (6) (6) $23.58 $26.61 $55,340 18.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 0.11% $21.41 $23.32 $48,510 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 200 0.11% $42.55 $49.48 $102,910 10.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 910 0.51% $22.47 $24.66 $51,300 2.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.02% $22.63 $23.63 $49,140 3.7 %
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 2,900 1.62% $23.62 $25.47 $52,970 2.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 420 0.23% $28.99 $30.31 $63,040 6.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 400 0.22% $31.89 $32.54 $67,680 3.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 840 0.47% $16.88 $17.62 $36,640 1.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 370 0.21% $24.73 $25.21 $52,430 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 230 0.13% $25.72 $27.54 $57,280 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 390 0.22% $29.06 $30.32 $63,080 4.9 %
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 170 0.09% $25.49 $27.84 $57,900 2.6 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 80 0.04% $25.30 $26.48 $55,070 3.5 %
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 4,460 2.49% $18.12 $23.41 $48,690 4.3 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 50 0.03% $21.67 $26.12 $54,320 10.7 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 820 0.46% $26.30 $26.85 $55,840 3.9 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 790 0.44% $30.97 $40.37 $83,960 5.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 220 0.12% $24.04 $25.35 $52,720 4.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 1,380 0.77% $13.35 $13.75 $28,590 3.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) (6) $13.81 $13.74 $28,570 2.0 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians (6) (6) $25.73 $37.69 $78,380 12.7 %
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 120 0.07% $20.38 $22.07 $45,900 4.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 0.03% $19.77 $21.48 $44,680 7.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (6) (6) $22.71 $22.60 $47,010 7.8 %
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 30 0.02% $20.89 $26.42 $54,950 10.2 %
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 260 0.14% $22.26 $23.23 $48,310 2.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (6) (6) $22.71 $24.15 $50,230 3.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 0.02% $24.28 $23.18 $48,220 2.9 %
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 67,770 37.78% $19.19 $23.47 $48,820 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 220 0.12% (5) $74.38 $154,700 8.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General 150 0.08% (5) $84.65 $176,080 4.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (6) $58.83 $75.67 $157,390 20.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 280 0.16% $29.89 $28.98 $60,270 6.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,500 0.84% $22.76 $23.81 $49,520 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 140 0.08% $28.99 $30.60 $63,650 7.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 530 0.30% $25.83 $26.22 $54,540 4.1 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 90 0.05% $24.71 $29.22 $60,780 15.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (6) (6) $14.17 $15.45 $32,130 10.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (6) (6) $34.92 $50.27 $104,560 19.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 19,730 11.00% $20.53 $21.06 $43,800 1.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 18,900 10.54% $13.73 $14.43 $30,010 1.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,060 0.59% $17.92 $19.59 $40,750 6.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 2,940 1.64% $24.39 $27.01 $56,180 4.6 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 590 0.33% $25.44 $25.57 $53,190 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 13,050 7.28% $21.02 $21.49 $44,700 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (6) (6) $13.82 $14.58 $30,330 4.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (6) (6) $13.96 $14.10 $29,330 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 360 0.20% $15.12 $15.82 $32,900 4.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,400 0.78% $11.72 $13.49 $28,050 3.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 70 0.04% $23.17 $23.13 $48,100 4.7 %
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 28,050 15.64% $11.76 $12.16 $25,290 0.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 420 0.23% $10.72 $10.72 $22,300 2.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (6) (6) $18.87 $18.31 $38,090 4.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 0.02% $11.31 $11.12 $23,130 4.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 4,340 2.42% $11.02 $11.50 $23,920 1.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 720 0.40% $10.10 $10.58 $22,010 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 2,040 1.14% $14.78 $15.04 $31,280 1.4 %
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 50 0.03% $14.01 $14.96 $31,110 6.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards (6) (6) $13.52 $14.39 $29,930 6.7 %
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 560 0.31% $9.93 $10.58 $22,020 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 0.02% $16.12 $16.37 $34,060 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 250 0.14% $9.79 $10.12 $21,050 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 230 0.13% $9.21 $9.74 $20,260 3.6 %
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 3,280 1.83% $23.70 $25.74 $53,540 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 60 0.03% $20.27 $20.58 $42,800 4.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 470 0.26% $23.97 $24.97 $51,940 2.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 240 0.13% $17.08 $20.62 $42,900 5.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 0.04% $24.11 $29.67 $61,720 10.6 %
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 53,620 29.90% $11.90 $12.77 $26,560 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,640 2.03% $18.77 $19.95 $41,490 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (6) (6) $10.74 $11.15 $23,190 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,570 0.88% $13.15 $13.53 $28,150 1.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,330 3.53% $12.72 $13.42 $27,910 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,440 1.36% $13.55 $14.10 $29,330 2.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (6) (6) $14.11 $14.62 $30,410 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 0.03% $12.69 $12.90 $26,830 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,520 3.64% $12.50 $12.91 $26,860 1.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 0.02% $10.57 $10.75 $22,360 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 940 0.52% $9.38 $9.61 $19,990 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 500 0.28% $11.30 $11.85 $24,660 2.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 0.03% $14.48 $14.75 $30,670 3.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (6) (6) $14.44 $14.52 $30,190 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 4,260 2.38% $10.83 $11.12 $23,130 1.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 7,520 4.19% $9.84 $10.14 $21,090 1.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 310 0.17% $12.80 $13.25 $27,560 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 0.04% $12.46 $12.87 $26,770 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 810 0.45% $10.88 $11.46 $23,840 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 330 0.18% $11.46 $11.39 $23,680 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 150 0.08% $10.89 $11.38 $23,680 4.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,950 1.09% $16.49 $16.95 $35,250 1.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 3,800 2.12% $12.35 $12.81 $26,640 1.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,700 0.95% $11.61 $12.09 $25,140 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 340 0.19% $13.85 $14.76 $30,700 2.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,490 1.95% $10.69 $11.06 $23,010 1.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 260 0.14% $12.53 $12.05 $25,070 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (6) (6) $14.76 $14.53 $30,220 4.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 0.03% $10.45 $10.82 $22,500 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,630 2.58% $10.81 $11.35 $23,600 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 0.02% $9.53 $9.88 $20,560 3.1 %
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 (6) (6) $16.80 $17.99 $37,410 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (6) (6) $13.68 $14.62 $30,410 2.4 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 170 0.09% $20.19 $21.51 $44,740 8.2 %
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 690 0.38% $16.04 $18.24 $37,930 7.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 70 0.04% $32.10 $30.88 $64,220 9.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 110 0.06% $18.14 $17.32 $36,030 6.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 420 0.23% $15.69 $17.86 $37,150 9.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (6) (6) $10.49 $10.50 $21,830 6.1 %
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 3,480 1.94% $10.80 $11.77 $24,480 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 0.03% $15.17 $15.70 $32,660 3.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 0.07% $19.57 $19.44 $40,430 4.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 40 0.02% $15.65 $14.42 $30,000 5.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,450 1.37% $10.87 $11.50 $23,910 2.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (6) (6) $8.92 $9.70 $20,180 7.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 510 0.28% $8.68 $9.68 $20,140 8.3 %

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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