Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Asheville, NC 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 Asheville, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina. 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 Asheville, NC 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 108,810 $11.97 $15.15 $31,510 1.8 %
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 5,120 $28.11 $33.79 $70,280 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $63.03 $67.50 $140,410 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,940 $28.40 $36.40 $75,700 2.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $20.73 $23.48 $48,850 4.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $33.46 $35.09 $72,990 4.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $33.81 $40.24 $83,700 5.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $23.71 $24.71 $51,390 3.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $22.97 $24.48 $50,920 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $33.83 $37.51 $78,030 7.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 330 $31.99 $36.26 $75,410 2.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 110 $25.20 $26.18 $54,460 2.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $30.88 $31.63 $65,790 1.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $21.28 $23.18 $48,220 3.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $24.02 $26.80 $55,750 4.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 260 $28.32 $32.53 $67,670 10.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $14.59 $16.29 $33,880 5.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $59,290 3.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $27.60 $27.21 $56,600 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $37.19 $36.80 $76,540 1.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $18.19 $18.81 $39,120 5.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $20.27 $38.88 $80,870 17.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $14.95 $15.99 $33,260 6.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $39.69 $42.57 $88,540 8.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $19.01 $23.66 $49,220 9.4 %
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 2,620 $21.26 $24.33 $50,600 5.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $17.26 $20.13 $41,870 7.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $18.88 $19.90 $41,400 1.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $20.61 $21.66 $45,060 2.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $18.73 $19.26 $40,060 3.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $21.09 $21.66 $45,060 4.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $16.95 $20.17 $41,960 8.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $18.46 $20.50 $42,630 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 650 $24.56 $28.72 $59,740 11.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $16.15 $17.13 $35,630 11.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 160 $25.24 $29.13 $60,580 5.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $25.14 $26.57 $55,260 12.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $14.16 $19.03 $39,570 12.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $20.82 $22.38 $46,560 11.5 %
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 910 $22.51 $26.19 $54,470 10.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $24.37 $26.05 $54,190 5.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $42.12 $52.56 $109,320 19.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $32.20 $32.50 $67,600 4.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $14.86 $15.18 $31,570 5.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 220 $30.08 $32.77 $68,170 12.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $21.83 $22.40 $46,590 2.9 %
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 1,390 $20.43 $21.82 $45,390 2.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 $20.35 $21.18 $44,050 3.9 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 40 $21.20 $27.01 $56,180 14.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $17.95 $18.20 $37,850 7.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $24.62 $25.09 $52,190 3.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $28.72 $29.18 $60,690 2.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 90 $25.16 $27.73 $57,690 4.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $24.56 $25.52 $53,070 2.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $28.25 $28.03 $58,300 1.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $26.25 $26.54 $55,200 4.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $16.49 $17.43 $36,260 5.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $18.91 $19.24 $40,020 1.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 120 $15.58 $15.97 $33,210 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $17.70 $18.42 $38,310 3.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 120 $12.26 $13.64 $28,380 5.8 %
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 (6) $21.70 $23.85 $49,610 5.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $25.54 $26.48 $55,080 3.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $22.73 $25.31 $52,650 9.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $17.30 $16.73 $34,790 4.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $16.08 $16.55 $34,420 2.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $15.41 $15.66 $32,580 6.1 %
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 1,710 $15.28 $15.85 $32,970 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $18.93 $19.10 $39,730 4.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 140 $13.99 $14.75 $30,680 8.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 200 $15.65 $15.78 $32,820 7.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $17.28 $17.68 $36,770 4.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $15.43 $15.59 $32,430 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 390 $12.28 $12.33 $25,640 2.4 %
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 700 $17.86 $29.83 $62,040 28.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 310 $51.28 $51.13 $106,360 8.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $10.23 $11.09 $23,060 7.5 %
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 6,350 $17.01 $17.42 $36,240 4.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $55,420 3.6 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $57,210 2.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $51,500 2.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $51,720 2.8 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $63,760 2.8 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $60,350 2.7 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $59,750 2.1 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $56,620 2.2 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $55,550 2.4 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $46,290 2.7 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $47,870 2.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $45,610 4.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $52,880 2.8 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $48,000 2.1 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $51,950 2.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 350 $8.46 $9.28 $19,290 3.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 680 (4) (4) $40,500 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (6) (4) (4) $37,050 5.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 970 (4) (4) $40,800 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 180 $13.70 $17.58 $36,560 6.4 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 30 $13.90 $14.88 $30,940 3.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $17.56 $19.32 $40,190 3.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $13.02 $13.00 $27,040 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $15.91 $17.71 $36,840 12.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,110 (4) (4) $18,530 1.2 %
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 860 $14.21 $15.31 $31,840 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $8.91 $10.30 $21,420 13.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $12.81 $14.34 $29,830 5.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $10.40 $12.24 $25,460 11.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $9.91 $11.58 $24,080 5.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $35,190 4.1 %
27-3010 Announcers 50 $10.29 $12.36 $25,700 4.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $16.97 $19.00 $39,530 5.2 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $18.74 $18.99 $39,490 2.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.44 $15.01 $31,230 25.1 %
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 7,740 $21.19 $27.56 $57,330 7.7 %
29-1020 Dentists 100 $52.73 $60.48 $125,810 20.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $18.12 $18.48 $38,440 2.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $39.45 $38.66 $80,400 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) (5) $79.65 $165,670 15.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 $52.59 $66.48 $138,280 12.3 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $89.19 $185,520 10.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons 180 (5) $99.46 $206,880 7.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 270 $33.91 $34.75 $72,290 12.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $25.33 $25.53 $53,110 4.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $25.88 $26.43 $54,980 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $25.09 $26.01 $54,110 8.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (6) $28.79 $29.51 $61,390 8.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $21.90 $22.94 $47,710 8.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 220 $17.23 $17.55 $36,510 2.5 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $11.18 $10.81 $22,490 7.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $10.95 $10.95 $22,780 2.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (6) $8.11 $8.99 $18,700 12.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 730 $15.16 $15.05 $31,300 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 320 $10.20 $11.34 $23,590 6.4 %
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 4,340 $9.98 $10.40 $21,640 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,010 $8.36 $8.81 $18,330 3.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,840 $9.80 $9.82 $20,430 1.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $15.62 $15.58 $32,400 4.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.12 $9.44 $19,620 5.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 $11.66 $12.27 $25,530 9.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 530 $11.65 $11.97 $24,900 4.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $12.72 $12.86 $26,750 2.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $9.25 $8.85 $18,410 9.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $10.55 $10.60 $22,050 5.8 %
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 2,390 $12.18 $12.88 $26,780 4.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 300 $11.73 $11.86 $24,660 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 850 $9.28 $9.87 $20,540 4.1 %
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 10,470 $7.84 $8.62 $17,940 3.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 190 $14.33 $15.48 $32,200 8.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,000 $12.78 $12.94 $26,920 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 370 $7.53 $7.46 $15,530 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 430 $8.98 $9.60 $19,970 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 790 $9.90 $9.82 $20,430 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 $7.27 $7.57 $15,750 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 470 $8.11 $8.05 $16,750 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $7.86 $8.91 $18,540 11.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,250 $6.89 $7.20 $14,970 4.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 460 $7.47 $7.40 $15,400 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,290 $6.91 $8.51 $17,700 8.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 410 $6.61 $6.85 $14,240 4.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 470 $7.14 $7.16 $14,900 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 450 $7.94 $7.88 $16,390 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 340 $7.57 $7.56 $15,730 2.8 %
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 3,720 $8.67 $9.37 $19,500 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 $12.24 $14.03 $29,190 7.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (6) $13.60 $14.27 $29,690 7.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,400 $8.66 $8.84 $18,380 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,370 $7.81 $7.84 $16,310 2.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $14.92 $15.55 $32,330 6.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 550 $10.80 $10.98 $22,840 4.5 %
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 2,390 $8.25 $9.34 $19,430 4.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $13.63 $15.51 $32,270 5.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.57 $9.21 $19,160 2.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (6) $6.42 $6.55 $13,630 4.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 280 $6.93 $7.51 $15,620 3.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $9.39 $10.36 $21,560 7.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 260 $8.38 $10.19 $21,200 22.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 350 $7.30 $7.40 $15,400 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 180 $14.87 $14.45 $30,050 6.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $10.29 $10.92 $22,710 3.1 %
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 12,590 $9.41 $12.57 $26,140 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,320 $12.94 $15.61 $32,470 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 330 $22.64 $29.21 $60,750 8.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,670 $7.42 $7.63 $15,880 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 $9.11 $10.24 $21,290 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $10.59 $12.08 $25,130 9.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,080 $8.68 $10.08 $20,970 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $13.25 $16.75 $34,830 6.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $23.26 $22.02 $45,800 15.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 $24.01 $36.20 $75,290 12.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $13.32 $13.94 $28,990 3.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 450 $17.00 $18.58 $38,650 4.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,100 $16.54 $20.79 $43,240 7.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $11.48 $13.61 $28,310 10.9 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 40 $11.10 $17.14 $35,650 15.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $20.10 $21.91 $45,580 8.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 90 $27.22 $28.92 $60,150 3.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 260 $9.30 $9.66 $20,080 6.3 %
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 16,870 $11.39 $12.28 $25,550 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 820 $16.20 $18.79 $39,090 5.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 270 $10.06 $10.10 $21,000 1.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $11.36 $12.05 $25,070 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 470 $11.88 $12.35 $25,690 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,450 $12.92 $13.11 $27,260 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $12.15 $12.52 $26,050 3.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.40 $14.10 $29,320 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 570 $10.32 $10.55 $21,940 1.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $12.19 $13.09 $27,220 5.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 820 $11.89 $13.06 $27,160 3.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $9.72 $9.51 $19,770 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 330 $8.76 $9.43 $19,600 6.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $11.98 $11.93 $24,820 6.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $11.80 $12.00 $24,950 1.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $13.14 $13.63 $28,360 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 740 $10.06 $10.30 $21,430 1.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 160 $10.06 $10.71 $22,280 2.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $8.59 $9.23 $19,200 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $9.52 $11.36 $23,620 7.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $15.31 $15.69 $32,640 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $10.58 $10.98 $22,840 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,880 $9.03 $9.45 $19,660 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $11.18 $12.47 $25,930 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,260 $14.48 $15.28 $31,780 3.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $13.64 $13.79 $28,690 5.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 760 $11.92 $12.08 $25,120 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,100 $11.10 $11.34 $23,590 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $12.92 $14.18 $29,500 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $10.53 $10.60 $22,040 1.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $11.63 $12.68 $26,370 8.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,170 $10.36 $10.49 $21,820 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $10.32 $10.93 $22,720 2.6 %
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) (6) (6) (6) (6)
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 4,670 $13.12 $13.99 $29,110 1.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 560 $20.11 $20.32 $42,260 1.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 170 $17.81 $16.70 $34,740 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 840 $13.23 $13.54 $28,170 2.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $12.96 $13.99 $29,100 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 520 $9.98 $10.22 $21,250 2.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.09 $12.92 $26,870 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 370 $12.51 $12.88 $26,800 3.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90 $12.74 $12.94 $26,920 5.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 420 $15.00 $15.39 $32,000 2.8 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 40 $14.45 $14.38 $29,920 2.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $12.33 $12.01 $24,990 1.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $10.39 $10.75 $22,370 3.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $13.66 $14.00 $29,120 7.0 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 40 $14.97 $15.00 $31,200 5.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $11.72 $11.68 $24,300 4.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $13.71 $13.55 $28,180 2.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 110 $10.44 $10.63 $22,110 3.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 80 $10.89 $10.83 $22,520 2.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $10.54 $10.65 $22,140 3.0 %
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 4,030 $14.47 $15.38 $31,990 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $21.85 $21.51 $44,740 4.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 120 $15.45 $15.37 $31,960 6.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 $16.88 $17.16 $35,690 3.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 $12.59 $12.18 $25,330 15.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $16.65 $17.37 $36,130 3.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $12.86 $14.77 $30,720 9.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $13.66 $13.82 $28,740 2.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $15.95 $16.34 $33,980 4.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $9.84 $9.91 $20,610 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 220 $15.50 $15.36 $31,940 3.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 $14.79 $15.94 $33,160 3.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,140 $13.87 $14.12 $29,370 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $14.05 $14.10 $29,340 6.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 100 $11.35 $12.05 $25,070 2.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $10.75 $13.11 $27,270 10.9 %
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 10,990 $12.31 $12.88 $26,780 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 740 $17.68 $18.64 $38,770 1.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $13.63 $13.94 $28,990 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,690 $11.68 $11.24 $23,380 3.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 220 $9.03 $9.31 $19,360 2.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $12.19 $11.91 $24,760 1.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $12.00 $11.45 $23,820 5.4 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $16.44 $16.55 $34,430 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $12.79 $13.08 $27,200 2.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.12 $12.84 $26,700 2.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $13.95 $13.49 $28,060 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 470 $14.13 $14.61 $30,380 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $8.48 $9.55 $19,870 3.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.76 $14.85 $30,890 1.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 110 $18.87 $18.45 $38,390 1.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $14.42 $14.35 $29,840 2.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $15.44 $15.30 $31,820 2.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 90 $12.89 $13.63 $28,360 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $13.00 $14.03 $29,190 3.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $8.22 $8.39 $17,450 3.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.63 $8.44 $17,560 7.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 360 $9.52 $9.64 $20,050 1.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (6) $10.64 $14.28 $29,700 7.8 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $10.61 $10.43 $21,700 2.3 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 100 $13.75 $13.41 $27,890 4.7 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 30 $8.15 $9.07 $18,860 2.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $14.34 $14.05 $29,230 4.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.39 $12.52 $26,030 1.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 550 $11.06 $11.82 $24,590 2.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $12.94 $13.13 $27,320 3.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (6) $15.23 $15.01 $31,230 5.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (6) $9.94 $9.53 $19,820 7.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 270 $9.77 $10.19 $21,200 2.6 %
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 8,260 $9.98 $11.61 $24,150 3.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $13.70 $15.30 $31,820 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $18.07 $19.40 $40,350 3.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 120 $11.92 $10.89 $22,650 11.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 730 $10.10 $11.65 $24,230 7.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,150 $15.32 $15.79 $32,840 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 840 $11.99 $17.00 $35,360 13.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 80 $7.97 $8.05 $16,740 6.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $8.10 $8.65 $17,990 7.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $12.59 $13.19 $27,430 12.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 410 $12.07 $12.10 $25,170 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 50 $8.94 $9.33 $19,400 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,770 $8.49 $9.46 $19,670 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 70 $8.59 $9.03 $18,780 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,570 $7.07 $7.58 $15,770 3.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 $10.37 $10.27 $21,350 6.1 %

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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