Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 999100 - Federal Executive Branch and United States Postal Service (OES designation)

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 999100 - Federal Executive Branch and United States Postal Service (OES designation).

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 999100 - Federal Executive Branch and United States Postal Service (OES designation) is part of: NAICS 999000 - Federal, State, and Local Government (OES designation).

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NAICS 999100 - Federal Executive Branch and United States Postal Service (OES designation)

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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 2,608,390 100.00% $20.95 $24.68 $51,330 0.2 %
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 164,220 6.30% $36.90 $37.38 $77,760 0.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 0.00% (5) $81.17 $168,840 8.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,230 0.12% $34.33 $35.21 $73,240 0.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 3,290 0.13% $30.84 $31.68 $65,890 0.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 250 0.01% $31.22 $33.15 $68,940 0.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 710 0.03% $43.21 $42.93 $89,280 0.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,200 0.12% $31.17 $31.81 $66,170 0.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 7,060 0.27% $42.83 $43.15 $89,760 0.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 10,430 0.40% $40.61 $40.87 $85,010 0.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 4,050 0.16% $39.58 $39.52 $82,200 0.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 3,550 0.14% $41.64 $41.76 $86,860 0.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 3,760 0.14% $37.65 $38.60 $80,280 0.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 0.00% $31.84 $33.00 $68,630 0.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 13,220 0.51% $44.65 $44.56 $92,680 0.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 250 0.01% $31.26 $31.17 $64,840 0.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 9,220 0.35% $40.14 $40.29 $83,800 0.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 12,650 0.48% $37.87 $38.05 $79,140 0.3 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 26,060 1.00% $24.10 $24.51 $50,980 0.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,250 0.05% $35.40 $35.58 $74,010 0.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 1,010 0.04% $38.62 $39.27 $81,680 0.8 %
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 365,150 14.00% $28.14 $28.66 $59,620 0.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 27,050 1.04% $29.34 $29.27 $60,890 0.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 130 0.00% $23.64 $24.77 $51,530 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 42,930 1.65% $22.64 $23.42 $48,720 0.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 3,830 0.15% $25.57 $26.55 $55,220 0.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 410 0.02% $30.05 $29.86 $62,110 0.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 13,040 0.50% $18.45 $19.73 $41,040 0.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 42,500 1.63% $32.80 $33.14 $68,940 0.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 31,230 1.20% $26.01 $27.25 $56,690 0.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 750 0.03% $33.70 $33.57 $69,830 0.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 12,060 0.46% $28.15 $29.18 $60,700 0.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 850 0.03% $38.17 $38.18 $79,420 1.1 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 4,980 0.19% $40.80 $41.58 $86,480 0.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 4,690 0.18% $28.02 $27.88 $57,980 0.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 34,590 1.33% $24.42 $26.05 $54,190 0.3 %
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 74,290 2.85% $33.99 $34.06 $70,850 0.4 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 4,450 0.17% $37.57 $37.41 $77,810 0.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 0.00% $35.45 $34.62 $72,020 1.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 80 0.00% $25.09 $26.56 $55,240 1.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 57,340 2.20% $33.83 $33.91 $70,540 0.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 620 0.02% $24.67 $25.15 $52,310 0.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 0.00% $29.97 $32.14 $66,850 1.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 530 0.02% $26.59 $28.41 $59,100 0.5 %
15-2011 Actuaries 190 0.01% $41.09 $41.32 $85,940 1.2 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 1,140 0.04% $39.10 $39.14 $81,420 0.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 5,090 0.20% $34.23 $34.86 $72,510 0.4 %
15-2041 Statisticians 3,510 0.13% $36.28 $36.29 $75,470 0.9 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 120 0.00% $11.66 $12.30 $25,590 2.3 %
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 115,270 4.42% $35.19 $34.53 $71,830 0.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 1,570 0.06% $35.73 $35.21 $73,230 0.5 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 480 0.02% $32.32 $32.48 $67,550 0.5 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 920 0.04% $31.18 $31.15 $64,790 0.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 380 0.01% $30.06 $29.67 $61,710 0.5 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 7,370 0.28% $40.47 $40.58 $84,400 0.6 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 340 0.01% $29.72 $30.70 $63,860 0.4 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 270 0.01% $37.21 $36.40 $75,710 1.0 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 1,060 0.04% $37.35 $36.65 $76,230 0.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 9,080 0.35% $34.83 $34.37 $71,500 0.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 3,470 0.13% $37.90 $37.30 $77,580 0.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 3,570 0.14% $36.26 $35.42 $73,670 0.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 18,910 0.72% $39.06 $38.93 $80,980 0.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 4,230 0.16% $37.34 $36.52 $75,960 0.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 2,660 0.10% $33.92 $33.09 $68,830 0.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,220 0.05% $34.83 $34.19 $71,110 0.4 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 770 0.03% $38.80 $39.05 $81,220 1.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,120 0.04% $40.01 $40.35 $83,920 0.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 9,490 0.36% $36.61 $35.69 $74,230 0.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (6) (6) $35.64 $35.31 $73,440 0.8 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 2,040 0.08% $37.19 $38.19 $79,430 0.8 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 270 0.01% $37.30 $36.47 $75,870 0.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 190 0.01% $17.82 $17.74 $36,910 0.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 8,600 0.33% $29.36 $29.17 $60,670 0.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,030 0.04% $25.19 $25.38 $52,790 1.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 120 0.00% $29.94 $29.37 $61,090 0.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 1,670 0.06% $18.09 $18.45 $38,380 0.4 %
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 141,200 5.41% $26.74 $27.79 $57,810 0.3 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 2,610 0.10% $30.19 $31.22 $64,940 0.3 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 390 0.01% $35.23 $37.39 $77,780 0.8 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 2,200 0.08% $34.18 $35.95 $74,770 0.8 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 4,080 0.16% $28.66 $29.82 $62,030 0.2 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 7,180 0.28% $27.01 $27.34 $56,870 0.1 %
19-1032 Foresters 2,570 0.10% $26.86 $27.73 $57,670 0.2 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 2,000 0.08% $40.66 $41.21 $85,710 0.9 %
19-2011 Astronomers 420 0.02% $50.02 $49.08 $102,080 1.2 %
19-2012 Physicists 3,370 0.13% $42.67 $44.10 $91,730 0.7 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 2,610 0.10% $36.61 $35.90 $74,660 0.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 5,670 0.22% $36.60 $37.33 $77,650 0.6 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 90 0.00% $45.54 $46.59 $96,900 1.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 5,320 0.20% $33.26 $33.22 $69,100 0.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 2,710 0.10% $36.93 $37.78 $78,590 0.5 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 2,290 0.09% $31.82 $32.45 $67,490 0.3 %
19-3011 Economists 3,990 0.15% $38.15 $38.60 $80,290 1.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,520 0.06% $33.48 $33.97 $70,650 1.1 %
19-3041 Sociologists 50 0.00% $35.89 $37.93 $78,900 1.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 490 0.02% $34.15 $34.10 $70,920 0.6 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 1,250 0.05% $26.73 $27.27 $56,720 0.3 %
19-3092 Geographers 510 0.02% $28.77 $28.96 $60,230 0.6 %
19-3093 Historians 540 0.02% $31.75 $31.80 $66,150 0.8 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 2,940 0.11% $42.69 $42.50 $88,400 1.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 10,710 0.41% $13.27 $14.36 $29,870 0.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 110 0.00% $25.09 $27.38 $56,940 1.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 350 0.01% $18.29 $17.77 $36,960 0.6 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 80 0.00% $33.46 $32.62 $67,850 1.1 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 23,340 0.89% $12.65 $13.79 $28,680 0.2 %
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 8,990 0.34% $27.59 $27.48 $57,150 0.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 800 0.03% $26.74 $27.42 $57,040 0.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 1,710 0.07% $36.42 $36.00 $74,870 1.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,020 0.04% $15.58 $15.75 $32,770 0.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 750 0.03% $29.89 $29.05 $60,430 0.3 %
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 89,930 3.45% $23.96 $29.91 $62,200 0.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 24,030 0.92% $49.27 $48.76 $101,420 1.0 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 4,070 0.16% $46.35 $46.84 $97,420 0.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,720 0.22% $26.82 $26.88 $55,910 0.5 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 110 0.00% $20.75 $20.64 $42,940 0.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 8,640 0.33% $18.82 $18.75 $39,000 0.4 %
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 17,730 0.68% $26.25 $27.69 $57,590 0.3 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 3,270 0.13% $18.38 $20.86 $43,380 0.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,990 0.08% $30.31 $30.46 $63,360 0.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 1,430 0.05% $17.46 $17.24 $35,870 0.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 1,300 0.05% $30.88 $31.42 $65,350 0.5 %
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 20,190 0.77% $28.60 $28.90 $60,100 0.5 %
27-1011 Art Directors 180 0.01% $33.25 $33.89 $70,500 0.8 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 360 0.01% $24.78 $24.84 $51,670 0.5 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 30 0.00% $30.42 $30.09 $62,580 1.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 210 0.01% $29.73 $29.98 $62,350 0.7 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 330 0.01% $25.03 $25.36 $52,740 0.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 910 0.03% (4) (4) $61,560 0.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 3,840 0.15% $31.69 $32.05 $66,670 0.5 %
27-3041 Editors 720 0.03% $19.88 $19.95 $41,490 0.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,040 0.04% $29.57 $29.58 $61,520 0.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 1,280 0.05% $28.45 $28.98 $60,280 0.7 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 490 0.02% $23.26 $25.05 $52,110 0.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 130 0.00% $31.93 $31.35 $65,200 2.4 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 670 0.03% $24.30 $24.55 $51,070 0.5 %
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 118,020 4.52% $27.81 $29.79 $61,960 0.2 %
29-1020 Dentists 1,180 0.05% $42.15 $39.28 $81,690 0.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,310 0.05% $26.73 $27.41 $57,020 0.3 %
29-1041 Optometrists 500 0.02% $31.68 $31.70 $65,930 0.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 5,230 0.20% $38.95 $37.66 $78,320 0.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 2,270 0.09% $33.98 $33.53 $69,730 0.3 %
29-1081 Podiatrists 470 0.02% $32.17 $30.95 $64,370 0.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 46,340 1.78% $29.44 $29.80 $61,990 0.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 1,090 0.04% $27.79 $27.06 $56,280 0.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 900 0.03% $29.25 $28.30 $58,870 0.4 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 100 0.00% $26.48 $27.04 $56,230 0.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 650 0.02% $24.40 $24.25 $50,440 0.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 400 0.02% $18.66 $18.57 $38,630 0.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 960 0.04% $30.85 $30.04 $62,480 0.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 1,070 0.04% $33.55 $34.28 $71,310 0.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 4,740 0.18% $24.43 $24.61 $51,200 0.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 2,280 0.09% $16.13 $16.24 $33,770 0.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 350 0.01% $19.79 $19.97 $41,540 0.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,910 0.07% $19.63 $19.97 $41,530 0.3 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 90 0.00% $26.69 $26.39 $54,900 1.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 2,680 0.10% $20.69 $21.09 $43,860 0.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 3,920 0.15% $15.16 $15.09 $31,400 0.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 990 0.04% $13.79 $14.77 $30,720 0.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 12,110 0.46% $16.84 $17.01 $35,380 0.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 4,110 0.16% $16.34 $16.78 $34,900 0.3 %
29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 250 0.01% $24.74 $24.79 $51,560 0.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 2,390 0.09% $32.06 $32.09 $66,740 0.3 %
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 24,950 0.96% $14.97 $15.03 $31,270 0.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 10,660 0.41% $14.16 $14.07 $29,270 0.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 720 0.03% $17.63 $17.25 $35,880 0.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 2,540 0.10% $14.97 $14.85 $30,880 0.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 100 0.00% $14.65 $14.41 $29,980 1.3 %
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 138,640 5.32% $17.75 $20.80 $43,260 0.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 1,250 0.05% $26.92 $27.37 $56,940 0.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 7,260 0.28% $38.87 $38.19 $79,440 0.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 1,350 0.05% $23.37 $24.04 $49,990 0.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 7,990 0.31% $16.59 $16.64 $34,620 0.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 13,320 0.51% $20.49 $20.53 $42,700 0.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 21,540 0.83% $33.75 $32.78 $68,180 0.5 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens 50 0.00% $21.02 $21.87 $45,500 1.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 18,980 0.73% $21.35 $21.25 $44,200 0.6 %
33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police 150 0.01% $21.78 $20.78 $43,220 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 3,880 0.15% $13.86 $14.07 $29,270 0.8 %
Food Preparation and Serving 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,690 0.49% $13.30 $14.33 $29,820 0.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 1,320 0.05% $24.73 $24.74 $51,460 0.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 2,630 0.10% $16.17 $16.10 $33,480 0.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 8,600 0.33% $11.99 $12.21 $25,390 0.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (6) (6) $11.41 $12.02 $25,000 -99.9 %
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 30,510 1.17% $16.61 $15.95 $33,180 0.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 170 0.01% $24.97 $25.13 $52,270 0.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,220 1.08% $16.37 $15.67 $32,590 0.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 300 0.01% $20.25 $20.49 $42,610 0.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,180 0.05% $16.23 $16.39 $34,090 0.6 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 70 0.00% $19.25 $19.33 $40,210 1.4 %
Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5,330 0.20% $13.44 $15.12 $31,460 0.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 560 0.02% $24.23 $24.24 $50,410 0.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 590 0.02% $14.83 $15.03 $31,270 0.7 %
39-5011 Barbers 60 0.00% $8.24 $11.98 $24,930 2.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 880 0.03% $12.37 $12.74 $26,500 0.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 3,220 0.12% $12.95 $14.26 $29,660 0.3 %
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 29,950 1.15% $23.00 $22.07 $45,910 0.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 14,680 0.56% $25.04 $25.35 $52,720 0.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,660 0.22% $19.25 $19.01 $39,540 0.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,430 0.21% $11.12 $10.91 $22,700 0.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 2,750 0.11% $29.43 $29.54 $61,450 0.3 %
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 989,580 37.94% $18.72 $18.91 $39,330 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 19,130 0.73% $31.99 $34.31 $71,360 0.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 810 0.03% $13.47 $13.65 $28,400 0.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 8,600 0.33% $17.54 $17.29 $35,970 0.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,800 0.15% $17.35 $17.15 $35,670 0.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 13,680 0.52% $16.92 $16.83 $35,010 0.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 200 0.01% $15.04 $14.99 $31,180 0.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 470 0.02% $23.75 $23.22 $48,290 1.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 210 0.01% $17.58 $17.39 $36,170 0.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 12,990 0.50% $16.29 $16.41 $34,130 0.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,580 0.06% $13.21 $14.16 $29,460 0.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 2,830 0.11% $17.03 $17.13 $35,630 0.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 130 0.00% $24.55 $24.51 $50,990 0.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 940 0.04% $19.09 $18.55 $38,590 0.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 530 0.02% $15.14 $15.57 $32,390 0.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 78,510 3.01% $19.13 $18.83 $39,170 0.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 344,560 13.21% $19.05 $18.87 $39,240 0.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 224,240 8.60% $18.78 $17.79 $37,010 0.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 11,030 0.42% $19.81 $20.62 $42,890 0.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 12,380 0.47% $18.00 $17.96 $37,360 0.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 12,430 0.48% $18.53 $18.52 $38,520 0.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 840 0.03% $18.06 $17.73 $36,870 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 0.00% $19.70 $19.95 $41,490 1.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 39,390 1.51% $17.64 $17.79 $37,010 0.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 3,210 0.12% $19.39 $19.38 $40,310 0.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 12,960 0.50% $12.61 $13.36 $27,780 0.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 5,710 0.22% $17.11 $17.03 $35,420 0.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 370 0.01% $20.38 $20.87 $43,400 0.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 8,940 0.34% $12.64 $12.77 $26,560 0.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 29,410 1.13% $13.92 $14.25 $29,650 0.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 700 0.03% $14.63 $14.37 $29,890 0.6 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (6) (6) $16.59 $17.01 $35,390 1.2 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 1,740 0.07% $15.00 $15.85 $32,970 1.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 4,540 0.17% $14.74 $16.47 $34,250 0.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 260 0.01% $31.18 $31.80 $66,140 0.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 3,810 0.15% $13.74 $15.48 $32,210 0.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 140 0.01% $15.11 $15.39 $32,010 1.0 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 290 0.01% $16.23 $16.34 $33,990 1.1 %
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 34,120 1.31% $21.00 $21.65 $45,040 0.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 4,200 0.16% $25.97 $26.22 $54,530 0.5 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 160 0.01% $19.75 $20.03 $41,670 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 380 0.01% $20.70 $20.78 $43,220 0.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,840 0.11% $20.07 $20.46 $42,550 0.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 40 0.00% $23.13 $22.50 $46,790 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 0.01% $18.98 $19.74 $41,050 1.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 3,010 0.12% $20.34 $20.65 $42,950 0.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 7,250 0.28% $22.89 $23.12 $48,090 0.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 610 0.02% $22.64 $22.09 $45,940 2.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 3,650 0.14% $19.24 $19.37 $40,280 0.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 3,800 0.15% $21.24 $21.45 $44,620 0.8 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 40 0.00% $21.67 $21.73 $45,190 1.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 0.00% $20.48 $20.76 $43,180 1.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 5,550 0.21% $19.90 $20.18 $41,960 1.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 250 0.01% $31.20 $31.13 $64,750 0.7 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (6) (6) $23.49 $23.17 $48,200 1.5 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 230 0.01% $18.73 $18.71 $38,910 1.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 0.00% $23.19 $22.00 $45,770 3.1 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 50 0.00% $18.13 $17.80 $37,030 1.8 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 1,400 0.05% $16.69 $16.72 $34,770 1.1 %
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 109,880 4.21% $21.70 $21.88 $45,520 0.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 12,290 0.47% $26.87 $27.29 $56,760 0.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 890 0.03% $19.47 $19.86 $41,300 0.4 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 190 0.01% $20.28 $20.16 $41,930 -99.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 380 0.01% $21.62 $21.85 $45,440 0.8 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 7,770 0.30% $20.36 $20.75 $43,160 0.7 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (6) (6) $19.86 $20.03 $41,670 1.0 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 440 0.02% $20.63 $22.49 $46,780 1.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 12,760 0.49% $23.87 $23.57 $49,020 0.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 14,250 0.55% $20.67 $20.80 $43,250 0.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 470 0.02% $22.63 $22.16 $46,080 0.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 7,540 0.29% $20.73 $20.74 $43,150 0.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 7,940 0.30% $19.80 $20.01 $41,610 0.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (6) (6) $19.31 $19.55 $40,670 0.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (6) (6) $19.25 $19.01 $39,540 1.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) (6) $19.78 $19.79 $41,160 1.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,580 0.18% $22.65 $22.20 $46,170 0.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,420 0.05% $20.78 $20.90 $43,470 0.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 21,170 0.81% $20.01 $20.15 $41,900 0.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 0.00% $18.69 $18.56 $38,600 1.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) (6) $20.03 $20.25 $42,120 1.4 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 260 0.01% $22.26 $22.12 $46,000 0.8 %
49-9093 Fabric Menders, Except Garment 740 0.03% $19.29 $19.19 $39,910 0.6 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 280 0.01% $20.10 $20.35 $42,340 0.6 %
49-9096 Riggers 1,370 0.05% $21.00 $21.13 $43,950 1.6 %
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 37,900 1.45% $22.75 $23.21 $48,270 0.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,910 0.11% $27.60 $28.22 $58,690 0.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 0.00% $25.99 $26.11 $54,300 2.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 820 0.03% $21.22 $21.10 $43,880 2.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 0.00% $18.31 $18.18 $37,820 1.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,200 0.05% $16.89 $17.19 $35,740 0.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 0.00% $19.88 $19.98 $41,550 2.3 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 0.00% $21.88 $21.41 $44,530 1.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 3,670 0.14% $21.40 $21.49 $44,690 0.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 390 0.01% $24.05 $23.77 $49,440 1.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,470 0.09% $20.91 $21.10 $43,890 1.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 0.01% $20.79 $21.01 $43,700 1.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 490 0.02% $19.66 $20.46 $42,560 1.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 300 0.01% $21.25 $23.48 $48,840 3.1 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 110 0.00% $31.66 $32.60 $67,800 3.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 370 0.01% $30.57 $30.04 $62,480 4.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 900 0.03% $29.16 $29.03 $60,380 1.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 380 0.01% $15.80 $16.35 $34,010 0.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 0.01% $14.27 $14.25 $29,640 1.0 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 40 0.00% $20.32 $20.50 $42,650 1.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 310 0.01% $21.09 $21.14 $43,980 1.2 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 30 0.00% $25.61 $26.57 $55,260 2.3 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers (6) (6) $29.97 $29.32 $60,980 0.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 1,410 0.05% $22.98 $22.83 $47,490 0.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 730 0.03% $21.24 $21.30 $44,290 0.7 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 70 0.00% $20.33 $20.65 $42,940 2.6 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 710 0.03% $19.32 $19.37 $40,290 0.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 0.00% $19.41 $19.36 $40,280 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 12,500 0.48% $25.05 $25.35 $52,730 0.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 480 0.02% $21.57 $21.30 $44,310 0.6 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 30 0.00% $16.69 $17.10 $35,560 2.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 110 0.00% $18.52 $18.38 $38,230 2.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 180 0.01% $19.69 $19.80 $41,190 0.7 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 150 0.01% $18.87 $19.05 $39,620 1.8 %
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 75,330 2.89% $25.48 $30.93 $64,330 0.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 0.01% $26.23 $26.45 $55,020 0.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 14,190 0.54% $28.39 $35.91 $74,690 0.6 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 2,100 0.08% (4) (4) $77,000 0.3 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 20,850 0.80% $48.52 $46.93 $97,610 0.4 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 320 0.01% $15.68 $15.97 $33,220 1.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,800 0.22% $21.10 $21.27 $44,250 0.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 3,030 0.12% $19.19 $18.92 $39,360 0.8 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 60 0.00% $20.40 $20.88 $43,430 1.2 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 70 0.00% $19.21 $19.03 $39,570 1.4 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 1,800 0.07% $15.46 $15.47 $32,180 2.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 910 0.03% $25.47 $28.10 $58,440 1.4 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators 240 0.01% $21.37 $21.06 $43,800 0.6 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 810 0.03% $19.96 $24.08 $50,090 1.5 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 1,290 0.05% $19.94 $20.12 $41,860 0.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 230 0.01% $15.58 $15.81 $32,880 0.8 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 4,410 0.17% $38.26 $37.40 $77,800 0.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 670 0.03% $23.10 $23.03 $47,900 0.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,280 0.05% $16.90 $16.87 $35,080 0.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (6) (6) $15.82 $16.04 $33,350 1.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8,480 0.33% $12.77 $13.29 $27,640 0.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,160 0.04% $17.37 $17.20 $35,770 1.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 220 0.01% $19.10 $18.78 $39,050 0.8 %

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.

(4) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

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

(6) =Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

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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