Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX 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 Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas. 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 Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX 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 112,320 $8.77 $12.05 $25,060 2.6 %
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 4,550 $23.09 $27.01 $56,190 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 $41.62 $49.07 $102,070 5.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,450 $24.61 $31.25 $65,000 2.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $20.19 $24.91 $51,800 11.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $38.77 $36.43 $75,770 8.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $21.61 $27.64 $57,490 11.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $21.50 $22.91 $47,650 5.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $31.87 $32.74 $68,100 4.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $29.24 $28.92 $60,150 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 90 $21.92 $24.80 $51,580 7.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $24.88 $27.18 $56,540 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $27.76 $29.03 $60,390 6.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $23.89 $26.39 $54,880 5.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $19.68 $21.02 $43,730 8.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $10.63 $12.08 $25,130 9.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $63,370 1.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 340 $14.00 $14.73 $30,650 3.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $17.50 $22.60 $47,010 18.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (6) $9.30 $11.77 $24,490 16.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $24.28 $24.68 $51,340 8.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 240 $15.26 $14.00 $29,130 9.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 $16.10 $17.58 $36,570 9.0 %
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 2,120 $18.82 $20.18 $41,980 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (6) $19.22 $18.98 $39,490 9.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $17.99 $19.11 $39,740 3.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) $13.48 $17.77 $36,970 22.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 540 $20.11 $20.13 $41,880 2.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $17.06 $18.35 $38,170 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $12.77 $14.11 $29,350 4.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $12.80 $15.25 $31,730 7.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $26.54 $45.75 $95,160 23.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 380 $21.38 $22.09 $45,940 5.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $15.13 $19.12 $39,780 5.8 %
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 530 $17.43 $21.76 $45,260 7.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (6) $29.62 $34.44 $71,630 9.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $14.76 $15.12 $31,450 4.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $21.32 $21.89 $45,530 6.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $20.82 $21.62 $44,960 4.4 %
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 780 $15.10 $18.03 $37,510 4.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $29.87 $28.28 $58,820 3.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $28.04 $30.27 $62,970 6.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $26.03 $26.24 $54,580 5.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $12.51 $13.27 $27,610 6.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $12.40 $12.71 $26,430 2.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (6) $14.26 $13.51 $28,100 5.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $10.59 $11.22 $23,340 5.4 %
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 180 $18.17 $19.66 $40,900 6.3 %
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 1,420 $16.21 $16.87 $35,090 4.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 450 $23.21 $21.87 $45,480 4.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $10.53 $11.41 $23,730 7.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $15.39 $16.25 $33,800 5.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $16.85 $18.02 $37,480 5.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $18.19 $17.06 $35,470 24.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 280 $15.00 $15.03 $31,260 2.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (6) $8.37 $8.51 $17,700 5.4 %
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 470 $23.06 $29.01 $60,340 12.9 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $33.73 $28.85 $60,010 27.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $21.07 $21.84 $45,430 8.2 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 70 $8.73 $12.44 $25,890 27.6 %
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 11,120 $17.61 $17.15 $35,680 3.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 $6.83 $10.48 $21,810 7.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $41,950 1.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,590 (4) (4) $43,490 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $43,610 1.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 100 (4) (4) $41,910 1.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $42,240 2.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $10.48 $12.44 $25,880 14.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $20.98 $20.10 $41,810 4.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $9.58 $9.70 $20,170 4.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (6) $25.45 $25.41 $52,850 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,290 (4) (4) $16,460 5.4 %
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 560 $11.81 $13.49 $28,060 5.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (6) $6.39 $7.24 $15,070 12.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $15.23 $15.91 $33,100 7.1 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $12.02 $14.28 $29,710 14.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $12.46 $14.34 $29,820 7.3 %
27-3041 Editors (6) $18.48 $19.78 $41,150 6.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $8.40 $10.55 $21,950 4.5 %
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 5,300 $19.59 $23.78 $49,470 4.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $37.14 $37.45 $77,890 2.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 $44.50 $54.45 $113,260 13.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) $66.28 $65.80 $136,870 3.1 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) $64.93 $63.57 $132,220 3.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,800 $22.08 $21.94 $45,630 3.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $26.39 $28.13 $58,520 5.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $28.32 $34.01 $70,740 11.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $23.30 $23.49 $48,850 3.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $18.20 $18.16 $37,770 3.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $10.94 $11.30 $23,500 4.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $29.36 $30.38 $63,180 3.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $19.15 $18.93 $39,370 6.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $9.01 $9.11 $18,950 6.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $10.27 $10.61 $22,070 2.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $11.00 $12.61 $26,230 13.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $8.37 $11.80 $24,540 15.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 970 $14.33 $15.12 $31,450 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $7.89 $9.44 $19,640 8.9 %
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 4,730 $6.75 $7.93 $16,490 5.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,120 $6.17 $6.86 $14,260 11.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,450 $7.04 $7.05 $14,660 3.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 110 $10.30 $11.99 $24,950 14.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 700 $10.14 $10.85 $22,580 8.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $9.20 $9.54 $19,850 5.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $11.83 $11.64 $24,220 5.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $7.90 $8.12 $16,890 6.1 %
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 3,510 $12.41 $14.50 $30,160 11.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 160 $30.76 $29.34 $61,030 7.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $19.66 $18.73 $38,950 10.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 270 $12.91 $13.91 $28,930 4.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 150 $20.22 $22.42 $46,640 12.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,270 $20.19 $19.08 $39,680 8.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $12.39 $13.01 $27,060 6.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,160 $6.83 $7.60 $15,800 5.5 %
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 9,970 $6.45 $6.90 $14,360 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 170 $6.93 $8.99 $18,690 8.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 680 $8.72 $10.15 $21,110 6.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $6.48 $6.56 $13,650 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 410 $7.09 $8.14 $16,940 4.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 660 $7.60 $7.74 $16,090 3.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 240 $6.40 $6.47 $13,460 2.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 730 $6.41 $6.50 $13,510 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 280 $6.77 $7.17 $14,910 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,260 $6.22 $6.25 $12,990 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 750 $6.55 $6.77 $14,090 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,970 $6.26 $6.40 $13,300 3.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $6.66 $6.92 $14,400 4.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 430 $6.31 $6.33 $13,170 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 430 $6.21 $6.11 $12,710 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $6.29 $6.31 $13,130 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 4,910 $6.86 $7.53 $15,670 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $13.01 $13.03 $27,100 5.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $10.40 $13.88 $28,870 9.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,000 $6.99 $7.47 $15,540 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,040 $6.36 $6.40 $13,310 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $8.88 $9.91 $20,610 9.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $6.75 $7.16 $14,900 2.5 %
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 9,370 $6.23 $6.27 $13,040 1.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $9.98 $11.23 $23,370 6.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (6) $6.47 $6.68 $13,900 4.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (6) $6.83 $7.74 $16,110 7.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $6.50 $6.94 $14,430 4.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (6) $7.46 $8.00 $16,650 3.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 420 $6.29 $6.36 $13,220 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 7,990 $6.18 $6.08 $12,650 2.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 40 $9.46 $11.38 $23,680 2.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $7.94 $8.32 $17,300 5.5 %
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 12,680 $7.41 $9.64 $20,060 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,330 $11.88 $13.35 $27,760 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 230 $18.26 $22.31 $46,400 9.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,690 $6.63 $7.09 $14,740 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $8.64 $10.41 $21,660 8.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 $8.86 $10.11 $21,020 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,170 $6.81 $7.86 $16,340 2.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $8.92 $9.89 $20,560 4.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $13.59 $19.00 $39,520 14.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $38.39 $40.97 $85,220 24.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $11.20 $12.82 $26,660 10.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $20.92 $22.61 $47,030 6.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 520 $14.74 $16.18 $33,660 3.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (6) $10.95 $12.67 $26,360 14.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,300 $8.72 $8.30 $17,270 2.7 %
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 17,020 $9.39 $10.48 $21,790 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,160 $14.34 $16.44 $34,200 5.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $7.51 $7.99 $16,620 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $7.76 $8.64 $17,970 8.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 650 $10.82 $10.97 $22,810 4.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,110 $10.13 $10.54 $21,920 3.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $10.71 $11.58 $24,090 3.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 120 $11.27 $14.18 $29,500 10.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 480 $8.11 $8.37 $17,410 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $9.65 $9.77 $20,320 9.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 90 $6.59 $7.58 $15,770 11.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,150 $8.60 $9.08 $18,890 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $8.60 $9.01 $18,750 5.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $6.51 $6.73 $13,990 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 400 $13.02 $13.36 $27,790 4.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $7.62 $7.88 $16,400 5.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $7.16 $8.55 $17,790 12.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $11.97 $13.21 $27,470 8.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $8.57 $9.55 $19,860 4.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $11.69 $12.78 $26,580 3.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,090 $7.85 $8.10 $16,850 2.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 $10.32 $11.44 $23,800 7.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 130 $10.16 $12.43 $25,850 15.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $8.21 $8.34 $17,340 3.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $9.83 $9.80 $20,380 3.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $10.21 $10.91 $22,690 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $9.51 $10.79 $22,450 7.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 590 $8.43 $9.05 $18,820 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 980 $7.15 $7.93 $16,490 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $11.12 $11.27 $23,440 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 880 $12.13 $14.07 $29,260 5.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 280 $13.14 $13.39 $27,850 3.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 240 $10.17 $10.50 $21,840 5.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,550 $9.66 $10.86 $22,590 4.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $11.76 $11.79 $24,520 7.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 210 $9.01 $8.98 $18,680 4.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $12.63 $13.40 $27,870 8.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (6) $9.44 $9.26 $19,260 3.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,980 $8.20 $8.62 $17,920 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 390 $6.62 $7.24 $15,050 4.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $9.05 $9.80 $20,380 7.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (6) $6.31 $6.24 $12,980 4.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (6) $8.93 $8.36 $17,380 14.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $6.55 $6.57 $13,660 3.5 %
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 3,640 $9.35 $9.95 $20,710 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 $16.17 $16.49 $34,310 3.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 400 $9.92 $9.82 $20,420 2.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $8.17 $8.87 $18,440 9.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 550 $7.91 $8.08 $16,810 2.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 $9.62 $9.59 $19,950 2.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $10.39 $10.67 $22,200 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 270 $11.10 $11.85 $24,640 4.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $9.49 $9.47 $19,690 5.2 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 50 $8.08 $8.80 $18,310 5.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $8.28 $8.44 $17,560 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 340 $10.69 $10.82 $22,510 2.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 140 $9.08 $9.33 $19,420 4.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $10.47 $11.16 $23,220 5.4 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 170 $8.68 $8.79 $18,280 5.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $7.85 $7.79 $16,210 3.5 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 70 $6.54 $6.64 $13,800 2.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $13.17 $14.28 $29,710 4.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $8.03 $8.68 $18,050 20.8 %
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 4,300 $10.08 $11.99 $24,940 3.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $18.43 $19.09 $39,700 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $11.88 $12.37 $25,740 6.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $14.19 $13.77 $28,650 4.7 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $6.73 $7.66 $15,940 14.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 470 $11.48 $12.49 $25,980 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $10.09 $11.28 $23,460 7.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $13.38 $14.16 $29,450 5.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 40 $10.75 $10.51 $21,870 5.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $8.15 $8.10 $16,860 5.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) $13.46 $14.39 $29,930 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $10.28 $10.93 $22,730 4.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $7.78 $8.76 $18,220 10.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 $11.21 $13.37 $27,810 9.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,360 $8.66 $9.25 $19,240 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (6) $10.43 $13.66 $28,400 4.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 180 $25.74 $25.11 $52,220 3.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $6.86 $7.58 $15,770 9.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 190 $6.43 $6.58 $13,680 4.6 %
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 7,160 $9.25 $10.40 $21,620 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 $15.84 $16.88 $35,110 3.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $8.49 $8.59 $17,870 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 250 $6.97 $7.90 $16,440 7.3 %
51-3011 Bakers (6) $6.82 $7.08 $14,730 4.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $9.69 $9.60 $19,970 6.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $7.42 $7.11 $14,790 8.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.47 $12.46 $25,910 3.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $8.60 $9.24 $19,220 3.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 240 $8.83 $9.50 $19,770 4.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.11 $9.05 $18,830 11.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $9.42 $11.41 $23,720 2.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 120 $18.84 $17.20 $35,780 7.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 540 $9.75 $10.22 $21,260 1.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $7.77 $7.90 $16,430 6.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $6.64 $6.92 $14,390 3.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $6.13 $6.04 $12,570 3.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $8.48 $8.96 $18,650 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $10.59 $11.20 $23,300 3.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $8.29 $9.62 $20,010 10.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 50 $8.31 $8.60 $17,880 6.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $12.15 $12.48 $25,950 3.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $6.40 $6.76 $14,070 6.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $10.43 $10.63 $22,110 2.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (6) $17.47 $16.82 $34,980 17.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 260 $7.41 $7.59 $15,790 2.9 %
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 7,630 $8.33 $9.63 $20,030 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $16.97 $16.78 $34,900 4.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $15.33 $16.92 $35,200 6.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (6) (4) (4) $45,160 8.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $14.73 $13.18 $27,410 5.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 800 $7.28 $7.74 $16,090 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 280 $8.39 $9.98 $20,760 12.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,280 $11.61 $12.67 $26,360 4.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 920 $8.84 $10.00 $20,800 7.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 180 $6.56 $6.87 $14,290 3.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $7.26 $8.55 $17,780 9.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $16.41 $15.60 $32,450 12.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $10.86 $11.22 $23,340 3.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $8.75 $9.11 $18,960 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 $7.25 $7.65 $15,910 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,100 $7.11 $7.70 $16,020 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 480 $6.69 $7.16 $14,900 5.3 %

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.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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