Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC 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 Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Georgia and South 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 Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC 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 196,620 $12.08 $15.73 $32,720 3.4 %
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 9,910 $29.28 $34.58 $71,930 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 440 $48.12 $57.59 $119,780 4.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,290 $27.65 $35.59 $74,020 3.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 90 $16.61 $16.67 $34,670 19.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $20.21 $24.38 $50,710 5.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 160 $34.84 $37.24 $77,470 5.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 410 $27.44 $31.25 $65,000 7.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 110 $34.85 $30.95 $64,380 5.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 360 $20.31 $25.26 $52,540 6.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 280 $37.75 $42.69 $88,800 6.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 520 $29.63 $31.66 $65,860 2.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 320 $27.32 $30.44 $63,310 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 340 $34.88 $34.82 $72,420 3.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 170 $27.17 $29.55 $61,450 6.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 320 $31.77 $33.79 $70,280 6.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (6) $16.24 $17.99 $37,420 4.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $72,060 2.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 260 $43.74 $54.82 $114,020 12.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 350 $48.56 $47.58 $98,960 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 420 $15.52 $17.25 $35,880 5.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $14.95 $16.36 $34,020 16.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 570 $32.35 $36.78 $76,500 5.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $37.88 $39.99 $83,180 4.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $15.35 $17.11 $35,590 9.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $19.00 $21.45 $44,630 5.8 %
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 5,240 $23.31 $24.88 $51,750 4.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $21.06 $23.33 $48,530 3.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 280 $23.77 $24.00 $49,920 3.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $25.65 $23.39 $48,650 21.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $16.94 $20.48 $42,590 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 570 $25.51 $26.41 $54,940 4.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 210 $18.04 $20.55 $42,740 6.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $16.60 $17.34 $36,080 5.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 500 $21.21 $21.65 $45,040 3.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 $26.48 $30.53 $63,500 11.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 730 $20.02 $22.13 $46,030 2.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $16.55 $17.57 $36,530 5.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 80 $24.78 $25.08 $52,160 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $27.70 $32.97 $68,580 18.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 110 $28.30 $27.84 $57,910 8.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $25.72 $27.15 $56,480 7.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $21.09 $20.47 $42,570 7.0 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 30 $14.01 $19.68 $40,940 10.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $19.96 $21.59 $44,900 3.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $23.24 $23.15 $48,160 1.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $12.61 $13.72 $28,530 4.6 %
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 1,910 $25.15 $25.52 $53,080 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 240 $22.51 $22.75 $47,320 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 330 $31.91 $31.56 $65,640 4.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 90 $30.05 $29.91 $62,220 3.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 360 $16.18 $17.71 $36,830 5.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 310 $28.72 $29.27 $60,880 2.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $29.43 $27.68 $57,580 5.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $24.09 $24.79 $51,560 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $21.31 $22.43 $46,660 3.9 %
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 5,520 $32.95 $32.19 $66,960 3.1 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 50 $38.08 $32.66 $67,930 6.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $12.22 $13.60 $28,290 9.9 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $35.26 $35.00 $72,800 2.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 550 $36.71 $33.44 $69,560 3.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 190 $32.69 $33.11 $68,870 4.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 130 $29.24 $30.63 $63,710 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 420 $30.70 $30.56 $63,560 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,000 $34.03 $33.44 $69,560 4.0 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 520 $41.25 $41.41 $86,130 1.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $17.97 $19.32 $40,180 7.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $17.29 $18.23 $37,910 7.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $20.09 $21.51 $44,730 4.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 210 $21.59 $21.39 $44,480 5.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $19.92 $20.05 $41,710 4.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $13.32 $18.38 $38,230 23.4 %
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 2,120 $17.55 $21.51 $44,740 4.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $20.90 $23.62 $49,130 6.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $20.99 $27.00 $56,170 12.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $25.53 $25.24 $52,490 3.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 120 $19.40 $18.37 $38,200 7.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $14.91 $15.46 $32,150 1.5 %
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 2,040 $14.59 $15.98 $33,240 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $15.36 $14.81 $30,810 15.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 230 $24.75 $24.29 $50,530 2.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $27.18 $27.85 $57,930 6.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $11.22 $13.27 $27,610 2.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 340 $14.81 $15.03 $31,260 4.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 180 $18.42 $18.74 $38,980 2.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 90 $17.01 $18.18 $37,800 3.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 240 $12.56 $14.58 $30,330 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 420 $10.17 $10.92 $22,720 3.8 %
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 520 $21.66 $29.43 $61,210 8.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $39.21 $45.40 $94,430 7.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $26.38 $28.40 $59,070 18.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $19.51 $19.58 $40,730 4.0 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (6) $9.81 $10.46 $21,750 10.3 %
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 12,010 $17.78 $20.11 $41,820 9.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 280 (4) (4) $58,780 1.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $96,780 9.7 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 220 (4) (4) $17,620 3.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 580 $7.36 $10.74 $22,340 8.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (4) (4) $43,070 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,140 (4) (4) $43,810 3.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,120 (4) (4) $44,250 5.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,180 (4) (4) $41,670 2.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 260 (4) (4) $41,860 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 220 (4) (4) $41,450 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 220 $14.47 $17.26 $35,900 5.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 120 $12.74 $14.42 $30,000 4.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 210 $22.68 $22.68 $47,180 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $12.13 $12.51 $26,020 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $24.35 $24.06 $50,040 3.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,600 (4) (4) $15,210 2.4 %
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 1,590 $12.73 $15.06 $31,320 4.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 90 $24.30 $24.69 $51,360 10.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.32 $8.84 $18,380 9.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $14.20 $16.30 $33,910 5.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $8.87 $8.84 $18,390 5.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $32,840 10.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $38,120 11.9 %
27-2032 Choreographers 80 $9.46 $11.01 $22,910 8.1 %
27-3010 Announcers 50 $9.48 $10.40 $21,630 7.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 120 $12.50 $13.90 $28,920 4.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $18.75 $19.29 $40,120 5.1 %
27-3041 Editors 110 $15.91 $18.11 $37,670 4.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $7.31 $9.22 $19,170 13.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 80 $9.89 $10.28 $21,380 9.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 130 $12.89 $13.62 $28,340 4.7 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $11.64 $14.29 $29,730 12.7 %
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 12,920 $20.00 $24.77 $51,520 4.8 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 $34.44 $35.58 $74,010 4.3 %
29-1020 Dentists 290 $57.05 $66.55 $138,430 9.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 130 $18.01 $19.18 $39,890 2.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 490 $36.49 $38.94 $80,990 7.3 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (6) (5) $80.62 $167,690 23.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $62.72 $60.99 $126,850 10.1 %
29-1063 Internists, General 170 $44.21 $49.48 $102,920 6.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $101.04 $210,170 7.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 $29.12 $28.98 $60,270 5.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,230 $22.10 $22.85 $47,520 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 150 $26.92 $28.19 $58,640 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $27.56 $28.53 $59,350 4.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 130 $16.08 $16.63 $34,590 3.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $25.61 $26.90 $55,950 5.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $43.04 $47.61 $99,030 8.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 320 $20.92 $20.79 $43,240 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 270 $12.92 $13.60 $28,290 2.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $22.90 $23.76 $49,420 5.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 80 $22.66 $22.12 $46,000 2.8 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $25.30 $26.32 $54,740 6.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $18.51 $18.90 $39,320 3.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 390 $10.36 $10.94 $22,750 2.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 470 $11.18 $11.67 $24,280 2.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $16.67 $17.78 $36,980 3.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 90 $11.81 $11.38 $23,670 14.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,040 $13.44 $13.74 $28,580 3.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 $12.52 $13.38 $27,830 4.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $10.77 $11.18 $23,260 4.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 110 $24.86 $24.49 $50,940 8.2 %
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 6,410 $8.84 $9.72 $20,210 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 440 $7.99 $7.90 $16,440 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 3,140 $7.99 $8.38 $17,420 3.3 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 70 $18.09 $17.37 $36,130 3.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $19.56 $18.47 $38,410 3.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 560 $11.34 $11.91 $24,770 7.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 560 $11.19 $11.46 $23,830 2.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $10.75 $11.27 $23,430 2.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $12.92 $12.97 $26,980 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 140 $8.13 $8.30 $17,270 5.9 %
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 6,150 $12.90 $13.38 $27,830 4.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $21.76 $22.04 $45,850 2.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 160 $18.09 $19.14 $39,800 3.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,240 $12.81 $13.69 $28,480 3.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $17.02 $20.05 $41,710 5.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,150 $14.02 $14.60 $30,360 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,390 $9.37 $11.27 $23,440 12.1 %
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 15,990 $6.76 $7.57 $15,740 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 160 $10.85 $12.69 $26,390 4.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,000 $10.86 $11.81 $24,560 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 2,010 $6.33 $6.33 $13,170 1.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,030 $6.90 $7.63 $15,880 5.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 830 $8.06 $8.26 $17,190 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 330 $7.29 $7.57 $15,750 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,660 $6.94 $7.69 $16,000 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 610 $8.52 $8.91 $18,540 4.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,700 $6.35 $6.63 $13,790 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 310 $6.46 $6.72 $13,980 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,860 $6.50 $7.15 $14,860 4.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 630 $6.68 $7.56 $15,730 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $6.44 $6.82 $14,190 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 810 $6.75 $6.99 $14,550 1.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 360 $6.83 $7.10 $14,760 2.6 %
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 7,210 $7.80 $8.52 $17,730 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 380 $12.80 $14.33 $29,800 5.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $13.42 $14.36 $29,870 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,790 $7.55 $8.07 $16,780 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,470 $6.66 $7.05 $14,660 3.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 190 $10.88 $11.03 $22,950 6.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,120 $8.48 $8.89 $18,480 2.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 30 $11.36 $12.09 $25,160 6.4 %
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 4,290 $7.25 $8.07 $16,780 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $17.27 $16.46 $34,240 2.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $8.98 $9.76 $20,290 5.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 150 $6.62 $6.70 $13,930 4.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 500 $6.31 $6.39 $13,300 2.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 90 $7.97 $8.20 $17,050 5.7 %
39-5011 Barbers (6) $9.19 $10.38 $21,590 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 470 $9.53 $10.19 $21,190 8.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,400 $6.99 $7.03 $14,630 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 810 $7.08 $7.02 $14,590 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (6) $8.32 $10.04 $20,880 22.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 230 $10.36 $10.86 $22,580 4.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (6) $9.35 $9.73 $20,230 5.0 %
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 20,600 $8.79 $11.78 $24,510 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,030 $13.39 $15.31 $31,840 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 250 $22.80 $26.17 $54,430 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,200 $6.78 $7.13 $14,840 0.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 670 $7.99 $9.15 $19,040 4.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 400 $12.13 $12.39 $25,770 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,770 $8.16 $9.63 $20,030 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 240 $14.00 $16.33 $33,960 5.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 320 $14.57 $19.56 $40,690 9.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $12.00 $12.43 $25,860 2.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,210 $20.61 $25.83 $53,730 7.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 160 $11.71 $12.07 $25,110 5.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 210 $15.24 $16.90 $35,160 6.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (6) $19.80 $21.60 $44,930 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 29,330 $11.04 $12.26 $25,500 2.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,010 $15.42 $16.56 $34,450 1.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $10.34 $11.20 $23,290 4.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 570 $11.17 $12.26 $25,500 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,140 $10.82 $11.50 $23,920 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 310 $12.36 $12.52 $26,040 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 120 $14.35 $14.37 $29,900 1.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 970 $9.76 $9.80 $20,390 2.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 190 $10.22 $11.03 $22,940 2.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (6) $10.82 $11.90 $24,750 8.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,980 $11.37 $12.03 $25,020 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 250 $8.72 $9.33 $19,400 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $6.31 $6.56 $13,640 3.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 160 $8.66 $8.79 $18,270 4.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $12.02 $11.59 $24,110 4.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $12.83 $12.56 $26,120 5.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 350 $12.59 $12.31 $25,590 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 270 $12.82 $13.11 $27,270 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,500 $9.59 $10.31 $21,450 3.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $14.91 $14.09 $29,320 6.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 180 $8.16 $8.47 $17,620 2.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $12.00 $11.71 $24,360 4.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $12.57 $12.99 $27,010 9.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $11.82 $12.50 $26,000 2.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 $19.21 $18.94 $39,400 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 470 $18.82 $18.75 $39,000 1.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 170 $18.67 $17.51 $36,430 3.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 430 $14.92 $15.91 $33,090 4.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 910 $10.74 $11.25 $23,390 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,180 $8.53 $9.30 $19,330 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $13.47 $14.61 $30,400 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,860 $13.78 $14.56 $30,280 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $11.47 $11.52 $23,960 6.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 230 $10.87 $11.52 $23,950 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,780 $11.38 $11.81 $24,550 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 190 $16.56 $15.55 $32,350 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 290 $10.03 $10.12 $21,040 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 180 $13.31 $12.74 $26,500 5.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $11.80 $12.38 $25,760 7.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (6) $10.71 $10.56 $21,960 9.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,440 $10.10 $10.82 $22,510 5.2 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 140 $10.47 $11.32 $23,540 2.4 %
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 270 $10.08 $11.08 $23,040 6.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $7.58 $8.13 $16,920 5.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 90 $9.10 $8.60 $17,880 10.2 %
45-4021 Fallers 40 $9.73 $12.08 $25,130 16.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (6) $14.63 $14.67 $30,510 9.0 %
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 8,470 $13.24 $13.92 $28,950 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 830 $18.85 $19.20 $39,940 2.1 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (6) $19.13 $17.42 $36,230 12.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 240 $13.90 $14.90 $30,990 4.5 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 70 $10.96 $10.15 $21,110 15.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,000 $13.32 $14.01 $29,140 3.5 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $9.78 $10.60 $22,050 5.6 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (6) $12.35 $12.49 $25,980 2.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $14.73 $15.05 $31,300 6.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 980 $9.09 $9.53 $19,830 2.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $11.20 $11.86 $24,660 5.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 510 $13.57 $14.98 $31,160 6.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 200 $12.36 $12.54 $26,080 5.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 870 $17.00 $16.98 $35,320 2.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $11.88 $11.68 $24,300 4.9 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 100 $16.87 $16.82 $34,980 5.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 540 $12.74 $13.19 $27,430 3.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $10.08 $10.70 $22,260 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 720 $16.86 $17.10 $35,570 2.6 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (6) $23.55 $20.88 $43,430 9.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $9.82 $10.33 $21,480 6.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 270 $14.75 $14.51 $30,180 4.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 30 $19.11 $18.31 $38,080 5.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 160 $10.88 $10.56 $21,960 6.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 230 $9.92 $9.95 $20,700 4.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $9.45 $9.40 $19,550 2.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 120 $11.76 $13.03 $27,110 8.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (6) $6.21 $7.41 $15,420 27.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $9.96 $10.03 $20,860 3.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (6) $15.60 $16.33 $33,960 7.2 %
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 9,770 $15.52 $16.74 $34,820 4.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 740 $22.12 $22.56 $46,920 1.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $13.94 $14.74 $30,660 5.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (6) $12.60 $14.01 $29,130 7.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) $21.93 $21.72 $45,170 4.1 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 50 $22.06 $19.58 $40,720 8.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 70 $12.90 $13.11 $27,270 7.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 240 $15.20 $16.14 $33,570 5.2 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $8.15 $10.42 $21,660 28.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,140 $11.79 $13.12 $27,300 3.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $15.17 $15.44 $32,110 1.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 240 $15.20 $15.26 $31,730 1.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $8.38 $9.60 $19,970 8.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 460 $13.79 $14.04 $29,190 2.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 810 $18.77 $19.04 $39,600 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,300 $16.86 $17.30 $35,980 7.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 330 $12.45 $12.86 $26,740 3.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 $18.59 $19.04 $39,600 4.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $14.91 $13.94 $29,000 7.3 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 $11.50 $13.46 $28,000 7.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 550 $10.97 $18.24 $37,930 19.4 %
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 21,670 $13.04 $14.78 $30,750 5.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,770 $26.52 $25.63 $53,300 4.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 230 $13.03 $13.03 $27,110 10.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,290 $11.58 $12.04 $25,050 3.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $8.31 $8.50 $17,670 3.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $11.90 $11.87 $24,690 2.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $11.62 $11.41 $23,730 5.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $13.87 $13.30 $27,660 4.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.13 $14.81 $30,800 2.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 410 $15.54 $15.50 $32,230 2.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $17.04 $17.80 $37,020 4.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 460 $14.94 $15.06 $31,330 2.7 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.70 $10.20 $21,210 17.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 140 $15.45 $15.08 $31,360 4.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $11.22 $13.28 $27,630 11.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 120 $15.02 $14.69 $30,550 5.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 200 $13.63 $14.63 $30,430 6.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 360 $7.06 $7.71 $16,040 3.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (6) $10.04 $10.61 $22,060 7.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 620 $8.53 $8.80 $18,290 3.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $9.45 $10.01 $20,820 10.2 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 310 $10.87 $10.84 $22,540 7.0 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $10.62 $10.77 $22,400 2.6 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $12.18 $12.02 $24,990 2.9 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 740 $10.17 $10.26 $21,340 2.1 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 210 $15.82 $15.44 $32,110 3.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 40 $9.53 $10.17 $21,160 9.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $14.53 $13.74 $28,590 5.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $11.63 $13.23 $27,530 7.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 80 $16.12 $17.33 $36,050 6.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 170 $12.37 $14.34 $29,820 4.8 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 590 $24.17 $23.23 $48,330 1.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 320 $15.53 $15.13 $31,470 6.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 50 $6.92 $8.35 $17,370 3.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $13.84 $13.94 $28,990 3.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 $13.43 $14.29 $29,710 7.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 100 $15.56 $15.81 $32,880 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,250 $16.67 $17.16 $35,700 9.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (6) $12.92 $13.69 $28,470 2.8 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (6) $10.26 $10.04 $20,880 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 530 $13.50 $14.57 $30,300 7.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $11.87 $13.10 $27,240 10.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 90 $13.03 $13.91 $28,940 7.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $7.76 $7.63 $15,860 1.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 740 $13.56 $14.12 $29,370 7.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,750 $8.31 $8.90 $18,500 5.6 %
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 12,680 $9.97 $10.98 $22,830 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $14.24 $15.39 $32,010 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $17.48 $17.72 $36,850 3.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $10.22 $10.69 $22,230 2.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 820 $8.58 $8.13 $16,900 6.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 450 $7.92 $10.02 $20,850 10.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,780 $14.86 $15.97 $33,230 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,550 $10.55 $11.43 $23,780 3.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $7.13 $7.47 $15,540 4.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $7.55 $8.45 $17,570 10.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $18.09 $16.79 $34,930 5.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $15.43 $14.91 $31,010 3.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,110 $11.41 $11.90 $24,740 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 530 $7.52 $7.90 $16,440 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,450 $8.70 $9.23 $19,190 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 440 $10.09 $10.33 $21,490 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,070 $8.85 $8.81 $18,330 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 260 $10.82 $11.76 $24,470 5.6 %

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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