Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Anchorage, AK MSA


For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Anchorage, AK MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alaska. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Anchorage, AK MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 137,620 $16.56 $20.12 $41,840 2.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 10,990 $31.51 $35.50 $73,850 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 560 $57.02 $61.32 $127,540 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,660 $30.55 $35.78 $74,420 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 140 $24.68 $27.51 $57,220 6.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 200 $31.02 $32.82 $68,270 2.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 420 $32.41 $38.72 $80,540 6.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 70 $27.98 $35.86 $74,590 8.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 610 $24.61 $26.43 $54,980 3.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 290 $34.91 $35.97 $74,820 6.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 690 $31.83 $35.98 $74,840 3.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 220 $33.28 $33.90 $70,520 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 140 $27.50 $30.23 $62,880 5.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 210 $29.37 $31.77 $66,090 6.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 450 $35.94 $38.62 $80,330 5.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $14.26 $14.90 $30,990 5.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 270 $47.52 $48.88 $101,680 4.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 260 $16.89 $17.56 $36,520 2.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $17.10 $16.41 $34,130 6.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 310 $35.70 $38.77 $80,650 2.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 190 $41.45 $43.14 $89,730 3.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 340 $19.20 $21.38 $44,460 9.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 250 $21.52 $23.77 $49,440 4.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5,410 $25.73 $28.06 $58,360 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $21.64 $22.31 $46,400 3.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 280 $24.67 $26.53 $55,180 4.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 120 $22.38 $25.17 $52,340 4.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 450 $23.52 $25.29 $52,610 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 200 $26.44 $27.43 $57,050 6.3 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $23.67 $24.10 $50,130 2.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 130 $18.66 $20.97 $43,620 4.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $21.97 $23.98 $49,880 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 $21.21 $22.70 $47,220 4.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 340 $29.73 $33.46 $69,590 14.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 810 $24.32 $27.46 $57,110 2.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $25.89 $29.18 $60,690 6.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 140 $27.15 $28.27 $58,800 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $22.14 $27.50 $57,200 11.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 150 $30.85 $32.63 $67,860 3.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 120 $23.63 $28.96 $60,240 6.7 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 60 $26.34 $39.59 $82,340 16.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $28.33 $30.96 $64,390 5.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $29.99 $30.33 $63,100 2.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $14.40 $15.43 $32,100 8.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 2,050 $26.51 $27.29 $56,760 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 320 $28.23 $28.45 $59,170 1.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $28.12 $28.92 $60,150 3.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $32.12 $31.70 $65,940 3.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 540 $20.92 $21.71 $45,160 2.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 440 $34.05 $34.31 $71,370 2.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $26.85 $27.18 $56,540 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $24.16 $24.95 $51,890 3.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (6) $29.39 $28.17 $58,600 4.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 70 $21.62 $23.10 $48,050 3.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,210 $31.45 $32.23 $67,040 3.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 210 $34.79 $34.46 $71,680 3.6 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (6) $23.27 $24.58 $51,130 8.0 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 130 $22.27 $22.13 $46,040 2.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 260 $26.59 $27.01 $56,180 5.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 500 $35.72 $35.72 $74,300 3.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 170 $40.17 $40.05 $83,310 4.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 110 $34.84 $34.15 $71,040 2.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 380 $38.15 $36.38 $75,670 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $35.61 $37.86 $78,760 6.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 $37.00 $36.32 $75,540 4.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 180 $19.83 $20.02 $41,650 3.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $22.48 $25.43 $52,890 7.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $21.14 $22.63 $47,060 7.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 $25.72 $25.67 $53,390 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 270 $28.16 $27.23 $56,650 4.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 160 $20.67 $21.57 $44,860 7.3 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2,500 $26.00 $28.46 $59,200 3.8 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 280 $26.39 $26.89 $55,930 4.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $19.80 $22.03 $45,810 15.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 240 $28.46 $28.79 $59,880 5.3 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 260 $42.46 $45.76 $95,190 7.5 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 40 $32.72 $33.98 $70,670 3.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (6) $45.07 $42.59 $88,590 13.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 130 $26.43 $29.48 $61,320 3.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $27.86 $28.13 $58,510 1.9 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 50 $28.41 $28.66 $59,610 3.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 120 $14.50 $15.15 $31,520 1.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (6) $18.75 $19.65 $40,870 4.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 30 $15.44 $16.23 $33,770 3.1 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,470 $16.83 $17.56 $36,510 2.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 250 $18.52 $18.17 $37,790 3.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (6) $18.48 $19.72 $41,030 4.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $20.46 $20.87 $43,410 3.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 230 $13.71 $15.38 $31,980 2.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $17.38 $18.64 $38,770 2.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $16.73 $17.86 $37,140 6.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 270 $16.74 $16.52 $34,350 7.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 100 $14.68 $17.45 $36,300 3.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 240 $20.81 $21.22 $44,130 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 400 $13.99 $14.46 $30,070 3.1 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $16.19 $15.77 $32,810 9.9 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,530 $26.71 $32.39 $67,380 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 640 $41.00 $46.05 $95,780 5.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 470 $18.98 $19.59 $40,750 4.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 110 $19.82 $21.04 $43,760 9.7 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $44,110 6.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $16.59 $19.75 $41,070 4.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $10.49 $10.56 $21,970 3.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 40 $16.16 $16.19 $33,680 6.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 250 $15.66 $16.21 $33,720 5.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 380 $20.45 $21.39 $44,490 3.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,550 $15.60 $17.54 $36,490 3.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $9.74 $10.17 $21,150 2.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $16.37 $17.63 $36,660 4.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $20.65 $21.37 $44,450 4.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $15.38 $14.77 $30,720 3.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $36,240 9.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $31,930 3.4 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $15.76 $15.55 $32,350 3.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 140 $16.52 $19.60 $40,760 4.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $24.00 $25.29 $52,600 3.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $13.10 $13.24 $27,530 2.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $13.93 $15.07 $31,350 3.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,300 $27.43 $31.10 $64,690 6.5 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 (5) $97.37 $202,530 10.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $25.55 $26.68 $55,490 2.0 %
29-1041 Optometrists 50 $55.39 $67.54 $140,480 25.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $41.42 $40.82 $84,900 1.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $32.73 $41.04 $85,370 13.7 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 50 (5) $76.90 $159,950 9.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $40.96 $56.39 $117,280 25.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,670 $28.13 $27.78 $57,780 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $25.95 $25.65 $53,340 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 250 $31.28 $30.74 $63,940 3.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $25.65 $28.38 $59,030 8.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $27.56 $27.06 $56,280 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $17.00 $18.24 $37,940 1.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $35.26 $35.51 $73,870 11.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $23.66 $24.74 $51,470 2.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $13.86 $15.74 $32,740 8.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $15.37 $15.30 $31,820 1.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 270 $18.00 $18.06 $37,560 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $14.50 $15.00 $31,210 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $20.31 $20.38 $42,400 4.8 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 120 $31.62 $34.19 $71,120 3.9 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,440 $13.30 $13.84 $28,800 2.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 380 $14.93 $14.64 $30,460 14.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 $13.42 $13.55 $28,180 5.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $19.27 $19.38 $40,320 1.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $11.89 $12.52 $26,040 6.0 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,380 $12.43 $16.19 $33,670 7.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 1,430 $12.60 $13.84 $28,790 5.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 110 $28.71 $29.90 $62,190 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,170 $12.35 $13.55 $28,180 4.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,950 $8.23 $9.31 $19,370 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 170 $12.90 $13.69 $28,480 4.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 490 $12.81 $13.95 $29,020 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (6) $8.67 $8.71 $18,120 6.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $13.02 $13.54 $28,160 5.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 800 $11.54 $11.46 $23,830 2.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 $10.11 $10.79 $22,440 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,270 $8.39 $9.30 $19,350 4.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 640 $10.51 $10.69 $22,230 1.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,140 $7.92 $8.33 $17,340 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 610 $7.93 $8.40 $17,470 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,490 $7.16 $7.52 $15,640 1.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $8.36 $9.88 $20,540 5.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 440 $8.06 $8.91 $18,530 5.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 720 $9.18 $9.58 $19,930 1.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 380 $7.88 $8.24 $17,130 1.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,140 $10.57 $11.30 $23,500 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $16.57 $16.32 $33,950 5.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $16.50 $18.40 $38,260 7.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,410 $10.69 $11.18 $23,250 3.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 940 $9.80 $10.06 $20,930 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 530 $11.51 $11.81 $24,570 3.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,020 $10.26 $11.85 $24,650 4.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $13.70 $15.41 $32,060 5.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $8.87 $9.61 $19,990 3.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $7.21 $7.45 $15,490 3.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $9.20 $9.92 $20,620 3.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 280 $10.79 $12.23 $25,440 5.5 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 50 $14.82 $14.74 $30,670 4.5 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 120 $10.47 $13.48 $28,040 17.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (6) $11.46 $11.12 $23,130 5.2 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants (6) (4) (4) $35,560 2.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 440 $8.46 $9.00 $18,730 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 640 $10.17 $10.19 $21,200 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 220 $9.13 $13.87 $28,850 10.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $9.48 $10.58 $22,000 10.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 12,950 $11.78 $15.23 $31,680 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,110 $16.18 $18.31 $38,080 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 220 $30.22 $35.93 $74,740 9.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,600 $9.24 $9.63 $20,030 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 750 $9.62 $10.99 $22,850 4.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 270 $13.51 $14.49 $30,130 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,490 $10.80 $12.77 $26,560 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $17.69 $25.12 $52,260 9.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 350 $17.63 $17.90 $37,230 5.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $35.24 $42.99 $89,430 6.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 230 $13.14 $13.32 $27,700 2.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 220 $22.59 $23.93 $49,760 6.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,300 $23.32 $23.69 $49,270 2.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 130 $9.75 $10.61 $22,060 5.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 90 $27.37 $27.03 $56,230 2.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 90 $8.60 $9.24 $19,230 8.7 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 25,970 $14.77 $15.61 $32,460 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,660 $20.58 $21.80 $45,350 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 180 $11.25 $11.57 $24,070 2.3 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 100 $16.11 $15.73 $32,720 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $15.49 $15.41 $32,050 2.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 660 $14.24 $14.46 $30,070 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,230 $16.32 $16.56 $34,440 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 310 $16.20 $17.91 $37,260 5.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 130 $18.57 $18.94 $39,400 2.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 560 $12.15 $12.40 $25,790 2.5 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 30 $17.01 $19.39 $40,340 9.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $15.58 $15.02 $31,230 6.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,300 $15.51 $15.81 $32,880 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 220 $19.19 $19.19 $39,910 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 230 $11.43 $12.31 $25,600 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 390 $9.15 $9.48 $19,720 3.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $15.24 $15.01 $31,220 1.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 220 $16.68 $16.86 $35,060 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $13.51 $13.43 $27,940 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 240 $15.14 $16.64 $34,610 5.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 270 $15.90 $16.22 $33,730 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,470 $11.69 $11.71 $24,370 2.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 410 $12.49 $14.22 $29,590 3.3 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 260 $13.71 $14.79 $30,760 7.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $12.27 $12.90 $26,840 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 380 $16.13 $17.16 $35,700 4.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $18.92 $20.90 $43,470 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 750 $13.74 $14.60 $30,370 4.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,480 $11.13 $12.43 $25,850 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $13.91 $14.01 $29,140 5.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,780 $16.77 $17.81 $37,040 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 320 $23.56 $22.87 $47,570 4.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $14.26 $14.60 $30,360 6.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,810 $13.73 $13.90 $28,900 3.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 $17.88 $18.28 $38,020 2.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $11.38 $12.03 $25,020 3.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 170 $13.52 $14.03 $29,180 4.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 170 $15.31 $15.07 $31,340 2.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 90 $12.68 $12.75 $26,520 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,660 $13.45 $14.07 $29,260 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 150 $12.75 $12.96 $26,960 3.2 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) $15.58 $18.23 $37,920 20.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7,300 $23.98 $23.74 $49,370 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 630 $31.51 $32.51 $67,620 6.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $27.74 $27.91 $58,050 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,560 $22.74 $21.59 $44,910 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 220 $25.47 $24.77 $51,520 11.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 840 $19.70 $20.09 $41,790 4.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (6) $18.43 $20.58 $42,800 10.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 500 $25.68 $26.22 $54,540 2.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90 $30.02 $28.09 $58,430 4.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 750 $25.91 $25.13 $52,260 6.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $25.66 $24.09 $50,110 8.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 270 $19.01 $19.27 $40,090 3.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 610 $29.34 $27.64 $57,500 5.4 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 80 $15.78 $18.22 $37,900 7.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 150 $18.82 $20.44 $42,510 14.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 250 $19.78 $19.75 $41,080 12.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (6) $27.40 $26.95 $56,050 4.4 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 40 $16.60 $15.93 $33,120 6.7 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (6) $13.60 $13.81 $28,720 2.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $25.44 $24.95 $51,890 4.8 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 60 $20.58 $21.90 $45,540 12.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $23.66 $22.36 $46,510 6.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (6) $21.39 $23.40 $48,670 9.3 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (6) $24.62 $23.26 $48,380 17.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6,740 $21.53 $21.82 $45,390 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $28.28 $28.93 $60,180 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 220 $22.22 $24.06 $50,040 10.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 400 $29.46 $27.32 $56,820 3.4 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 100 $21.95 $23.37 $48,610 7.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 170 $26.40 $25.82 $53,710 3.5 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 40 $31.09 $30.72 $63,900 3.1 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 70 $12.90 $14.39 $29,930 6.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $19.68 $19.10 $39,730 8.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 740 $21.90 $23.55 $48,990 4.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $19.64 $20.22 $42,050 3.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 840 $20.61 $19.84 $41,260 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $21.76 $21.30 $44,300 3.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $24.99 $24.21 $50,360 3.3 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 50 $13.45 $15.10 $31,410 5.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $22.76 $21.42 $44,550 5.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $10.84 $11.61 $24,150 4.5 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (6) $14.38 $15.11 $31,430 6.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $23.71 $23.63 $49,140 8.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $8.79 $10.36 $21,540 23.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $24.55 $25.45 $52,930 6.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,290 $17.61 $18.65 $38,800 3.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $31.74 $31.28 $65,060 2.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $23.64 $24.70 $51,370 5.3 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 40 $24.71 $23.05 $47,950 6.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $15.71 $15.80 $32,860 4.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 2,980 $14.37 $16.03 $33,340 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 210 $22.80 $24.64 $51,250 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 160 $11.87 $12.75 $26,520 7.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 200 $13.92 $14.13 $29,380 7.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $16.87 $16.38 $34,060 3.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $11.80 $12.03 $25,020 2.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $20.88 $20.92 $43,510 6.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $21.00 $22.33 $46,440 4.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $12.21 $11.97 $24,890 12.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $19.97 $19.45 $40,460 6.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $19.16 $19.49 $40,540 3.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 $9.25 $9.55 $19,870 3.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $9.82 $10.52 $21,880 2.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $11.19 $11.78 $24,500 4.4 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $25.15 $25.83 $53,720 4.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 150 $12.93 $16.20 $33,700 16.3 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (6) $14.31 $14.90 $30,990 2.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $9.48 $10.03 $20,860 4.2 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 60 $10.35 $12.94 $26,920 15.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 100 $10.87 $11.57 $24,070 2.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 80 $10.76 $10.26 $21,350 6.3 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11,570 $14.08 $19.58 $40,730 8.0 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 90 $14.07 $14.83 $30,850 5.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $17.47 $19.23 $39,990 4.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 320 $25.57 $29.15 $60,630 9.5 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 1,070 (4) (4) $110,280 20.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 250 (4) (4) $57,960 11.4 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 60 $19.07 $20.45 $42,530 4.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 190 $11.40 $13.55 $28,180 6.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 810 $9.47 $11.34 $23,580 9.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,070 $18.33 $18.63 $38,760 1.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,100 $13.60 $14.89 $30,970 4.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $9.90 $9.97 $20,740 2.1 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 50 $23.97 $22.77 $47,370 10.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 60 $9.48 $9.70 $20,180 3.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 160 $11.11 $11.96 $24,880 11.4 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 190 $29.72 $31.69 $65,920 3.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 30 $16.56 $17.06 $35,490 8.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 370 $13.81 $16.50 $34,310 12.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 460 $9.52 $9.74 $20,260 2.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,270 $12.11 $13.50 $28,070 4.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 330 $8.15 $10.05 $20,910 5.2 %

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area 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) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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