Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bellingham, WA 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 Bellingham, WA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington. 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 Bellingham, WA 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 68,280 $13.76 $16.45 $34,210 1.6 %
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 1,910 $36.92 $41.35 $86,010 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $68.11 $71.53 $148,770 6.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 490 $41.85 $48.86 $101,640 3.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 $38.56 $38.67 $80,430 11.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $38.03 $40.17 $83,550 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $41.78 $46.94 $97,640 9.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $33.41 $36.20 $75,300 5.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $37.19 $38.47 $80,020 4.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 170 $32.09 $35.61 $74,070 5.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 50 $32.61 $34.71 $72,190 3.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $39.65 $39.14 $81,410 6.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $28.72 $34.75 $72,290 7.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $30.37 $36.53 $75,990 7.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $82,230 3.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $45.32 $45.13 $93,880 3.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $36.84 $37.36 $77,700 5.6 %
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 2,310 $22.81 $25.54 $53,110 3.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $17.62 $20.86 $43,380 6.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $22.76 $22.15 $46,070 2.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 380 $19.36 $19.61 $40,800 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $25.31 $26.83 $55,800 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $18.50 $18.75 $38,990 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $20.85 $21.47 $44,660 2.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 490 $22.94 $24.25 $50,440 1.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 80 $29.04 $35.12 $73,040 12.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $24.38 $24.69 $51,360 1.8 %
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 630 $22.92 $25.13 $52,280 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 $30.54 $31.15 $64,800 11.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $31.36 $30.10 $62,610 10.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $19.80 $20.07 $41,740 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 $23.53 $23.43 $48,740 3.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $24.28 $24.68 $51,330 4.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $22.92 $23.67 $49,230 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $22.32 $23.18 $48,210 4.0 %
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 1,090 $26.37 $27.06 $56,290 3.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $25.01 $27.05 $56,260 4.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $38.80 $38.56 $80,210 1.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $28.66 $29.97 $62,330 1.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (6) $34.42 $35.27 $73,360 2.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $30.74 $30.78 $64,020 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 120 $32.97 $32.75 $68,130 1.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $19.20 $21.02 $43,720 5.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $19.19 $19.67 $40,920 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $14.78 $14.96 $31,110 4.1 %
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 520 $20.80 $21.82 $45,380 2.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $24.03 $25.31 $52,640 5.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $23.23 $23.82 $49,540 3.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $23.43 $24.26 $50,450 2.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $19.74 $21.67 $45,080 8.1 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $11.85 $12.04 $25,050 2.0 %
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 1,020 $16.65 $17.74 $36,900 4.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (6) $15.07 $14.66 $30,490 3.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $24.62 $24.30 $50,550 4.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $14.53 $15.67 $32,590 5.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (6) $13.86 $16.31 $33,920 12.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (6) $20.15 $20.25 $42,120 5.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 240 $16.55 $18.17 $37,790 7.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 $20.32 $20.32 $42,270 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $9.83 $10.22 $21,260 3.7 %
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 380 $23.58 $27.11 $56,390 9.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $34.83 $34.02 $70,760 6.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $16.54 $16.63 $34,590 5.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $19.44 $19.38 $40,320 7.9 %
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 5,210 $16.84 $18.14 $37,730 4.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $44,050 13.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 230 $16.59 $20.59 $42,830 6.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $9.26 $10.33 $21,490 3.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $41,660 3.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 750 (4) (4) $43,430 2.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 300 (4) (4) $42,440 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 440 (4) (4) $43,800 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $43,150 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 140 (4) (4) $41,960 5.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $42,350 2.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $39,680 4.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 120 $13.55 $15.15 $31,510 3.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 $12.77 $14.12 $29,370 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $24.19 $24.56 $51,080 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $14.30 $14.10 $29,340 5.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $21.02 $22.35 $46,480 2.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 990 (4) (4) $23,590 2.9 %
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 1,000 $15.22 $16.69 $34,720 3.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $9.92 $10.27 $21,350 4.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $13.54 $13.87 $28,850 4.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 160 (4) (4) $26,790 5.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 70 $15.90 $18.96 $39,440 16.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 220 $15.88 $17.76 $36,940 7.5 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $19.95 $20.41 $42,450 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 2,660 $21.16 $25.19 $52,390 5.5 %
29-1020 Dentists 40 (5) $78.63 $163,550 10.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $39.44 $38.29 $79,640 2.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 900 $21.61 $21.83 $45,410 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $26.66 $26.50 $55,110 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $28.22 $27.91 $58,060 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $25.84 $25.85 $53,770 3.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $37.42 $36.49 $75,890 12.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (6) $14.17 $14.61 $30,390 4.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $39.05 $37.89 $78,810 3.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $23.27 $23.44 $48,750 3.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $14.41 $14.13 $29,400 3.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 380 $14.95 $14.96 $31,130 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $10.64 $11.96 $24,870 6.9 %
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 1,730 $10.18 $11.13 $23,150 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 400 $8.35 $8.49 $17,650 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 530 $9.84 $10.09 $20,980 3.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.76 $10.28 $21,390 4.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 $15.52 $14.97 $31,140 7.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (6) $10.98 $11.36 $23,640 3.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $15.05 $15.17 $31,560 2.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $9.29 $9.24 $19,230 7.6 %
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 1,430 $21.88 $20.80 $43,250 5.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $33.65 $33.82 $70,350 3.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 220 $23.18 $22.80 $47,430 4.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $30.47 $29.27 $60,880 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 390 $24.69 $24.54 $51,050 1.8 %
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 6,620 $8.17 $9.07 $18,860 2.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $15.04 $16.41 $34,130 4.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 450 $12.80 $14.08 $29,290 5.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 230 $9.19 $9.08 $18,880 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $10.26 $10.26 $21,350 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 520 $9.38 $9.53 $19,830 3.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 60 $8.31 $8.94 $18,590 6.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 $8.63 $9.18 $19,100 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 410 $8.22 $8.41 $17,480 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,050 $7.96 $8.44 $17,550 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) $7.22 $7.65 $15,910 4.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,740 $7.85 $8.98 $18,680 6.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (6) $8.16 $8.50 $17,690 6.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 230 $7.85 $8.12 $16,880 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $7.29 $7.59 $15,780 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $7.11 $7.37 $15,330 2.9 %
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 2,180 $10.60 $11.40 $23,700 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $14.94 $14.66 $30,500 3.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $20.21 $22.03 $45,820 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 $10.75 $10.98 $22,850 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 290 $8.00 $8.15 $16,950 1.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $11.12 $12.01 $24,980 3.7 %
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 1,830 $8.48 $9.89 $20,580 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $17.03 $17.89 $37,220 3.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $8.04 $8.24 $17,130 3.2 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 60 $8.21 $8.97 $18,660 4.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $8.00 $8.32 $17,310 3.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $10.53 $10.93 $22,730 4.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $8.27 $8.58 $17,850 2.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (6) $9.66 $9.71 $20,200 2.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (6) $15.30 $13.82 $28,740 18.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 330 $8.51 $8.77 $18,250 3.2 %
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 7,790 $10.45 $13.78 $28,670 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 660 $17.33 $18.82 $39,140 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $29.18 $33.87 $70,460 6.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,950 $8.58 $9.53 $19,820 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $8.53 $9.93 $20,660 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $16.56 $17.68 $36,770 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,130 $10.38 $12.46 $25,920 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $17.71 $21.24 $44,190 13.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $23.50 $27.17 $56,510 14.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 30 $19.29 $27.91 $58,050 25.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $9.75 $11.11 $23,110 10.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $24.44 $25.73 $53,520 7.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 530 $19.94 $21.53 $44,780 3.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $14.22 $17.40 $36,190 10.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 70 $8.17 $9.07 $18,860 6.6 %
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 11,450 $12.67 $13.51 $28,110 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 550 $19.92 $20.28 $42,180 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $9.66 $10.22 $21,260 3.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $12.23 $13.32 $27,710 5.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 310 $12.77 $12.89 $26,810 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,540 $13.27 $13.82 $28,740 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $14.75 $14.95 $31,100 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.92 $13.66 $28,420 6.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 410 $10.50 $10.66 $22,170 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 990 $11.58 $11.92 $24,790 3.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 60 $18.87 $18.66 $38,810 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $9.95 $11.05 $22,970 4.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 90 $7.80 $8.12 $16,890 3.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $9.08 $9.91 $20,620 4.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $12.59 $13.31 $27,690 3.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $12.49 $12.83 $26,680 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 $11.40 $11.65 $24,230 2.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $14.26 $14.58 $30,320 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 610 $10.38 $10.63 $22,100 2.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 130 $11.55 $12.11 $25,190 6.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (6) $14.18 $27.23 $56,630 12.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $16.71 $15.98 $33,240 6.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $16.59 $17.02 $35,410 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 $11.04 $12.20 $25,370 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 530 $10.22 $11.71 $24,350 5.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $14.29 $14.31 $29,770 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 320 $18.52 $19.16 $39,850 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 140 $14.87 $14.42 $30,000 9.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 420 $14.41 $14.05 $29,220 7.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 810 $13.78 $14.05 $29,220 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $15.68 $16.12 $33,530 5.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $10.94 $10.97 $22,810 3.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $12.73 $12.96 $26,960 3.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 70 $13.51 $14.93 $31,050 2.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 $9.96 $10.28 $21,380 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,460 $11.49 $11.79 $24,530 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 140 $10.98 $11.82 $24,580 3.8 %
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 350 $14.95 $14.80 $30,780 5.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 $22.46 $21.73 $45,200 4.4 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 30 $7.53 $9.49 $19,730 12.4 %
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 4,730 $20.26 $20.52 $42,670 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $27.92 $28.81 $59,930 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 780 $18.86 $19.84 $41,260 2.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (6) $14.47 $15.17 $31,550 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 410 $17.43 $18.26 $37,980 4.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $21.44 $21.66 $45,050 4.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 110 $21.76 $22.15 $46,080 4.5 %
47-2082 Tapers 80 $23.37 $23.25 $48,360 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 420 $24.24 $23.42 $48,710 4.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers 60 $16.43 $17.96 $37,360 9.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $12.27 $14.05 $29,210 5.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 590 $25.19 $24.83 $51,640 3.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (6) $14.10 $14.39 $29,930 11.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 180 $12.68 $13.70 $28,490 4.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $20.72 $21.11 $43,920 9.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 70 $10.19 $11.06 $23,000 6.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $16.52 $16.32 $33,940 4.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $11.67 $14.24 $29,630 6.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $21.46 $21.08 $43,850 5.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $19.20 $18.66 $38,810 2.8 %
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 2,880 $17.44 $17.79 $37,010 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $26.26 $27.67 $57,540 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $14.58 $14.90 $30,990 11.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $13.98 $14.67 $30,520 10.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $20.11 $17.71 $36,840 17.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 420 $18.65 $18.29 $38,040 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $18.51 $19.38 $40,320 3.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 70 $16.24 $16.10 $33,480 7.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $19.61 $19.46 $40,480 3.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $24.40 $22.04 $45,840 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $16.96 $16.63 $34,590 3.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 $23.16 $22.74 $47,290 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 620 $15.91 $16.06 $33,400 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $17.78 $18.09 $37,620 6.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 160 $12.21 $14.25 $29,650 16.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 190 $9.66 $10.29 $21,410 3.4 %
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 5,580 $14.13 $15.16 $31,540 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 350 $21.29 $22.92 $47,680 3.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $9.99 $10.87 $22,620 5.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $19.83 $19.57 $40,700 2.6 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 40 $15.44 $15.42 $32,080 11.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 390 $10.67 $11.39 $23,700 1.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $10.80 $11.41 $23,720 3.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $17.57 $16.59 $34,500 4.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 100 $8.03 $8.11 $16,870 3.9 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $12.13 $13.25 $27,560 2.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 140 $11.99 $12.42 $25,840 4.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.15 $12.46 $25,910 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 260 $18.75 $18.06 $37,560 4.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $9.18 $10.88 $22,630 4.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $11.13 $12.22 $25,410 5.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 $15.31 $15.98 $33,240 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $16.90 $16.67 $34,670 2.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.73 $9.37 $19,490 6.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $10.10 $10.37 $21,560 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $12.94 $13.27 $27,600 4.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (6) $11.03 $12.12 $25,200 3.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 90 $13.79 $14.42 $30,000 2.9 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 70 $24.54 $24.46 $50,880 2.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $20.83 $20.92 $43,510 2.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (6) $22.99 $22.72 $47,250 3.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $18.33 $16.16 $33,600 4.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $12.12 $13.17 $27,400 4.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $17.55 $16.74 $34,810 6.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $10.67 $11.40 $23,700 3.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 70 $19.29 $19.09 $39,720 4.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 30 $13.38 $13.32 $27,710 5.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 220 $10.58 $12.40 $25,790 7.4 %
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 4,990 $12.19 $13.33 $27,730 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $16.82 $17.84 $37,100 4.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $21.83 $22.42 $46,630 2.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 180 $15.51 $14.99 $31,170 10.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 360 $15.19 $14.88 $30,940 2.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $13.06 $13.79 $28,690 13.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 740 $16.43 $17.04 $35,450 2.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 420 $12.81 $14.18 $29,490 6.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $9.37 $9.65 $20,060 7.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 420 $13.24 $13.85 $28,810 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $10.18 $10.38 $21,590 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,070 $9.51 $10.00 $20,790 2.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 280 $10.34 $12.41 $25,810 9.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 570 $8.70 $9.14 $19,000 2.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $19.63 $18.51 $38,500 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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