Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston, WV 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 Charleston, WV MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in West Virginia. 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 Charleston, WV 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 126,300 $12.12 $15.25 $31,710 1.4 %
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 7,050 $27.09 $31.67 $65,870 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 350 $44.00 $54.83 $114,060 6.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,420 $28.26 $33.97 $70,650 2.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 160 $22.56 $23.60 $49,080 4.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 $33.34 $38.93 $80,970 10.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 190 $34.15 $37.39 $77,760 5.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $31.36 $32.87 $68,370 9.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 240 $24.92 $25.97 $54,020 2.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 250 $27.70 $28.66 $59,610 3.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 610 $27.59 $31.14 $64,760 5.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 170 $25.63 $29.79 $61,960 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $31.58 $31.27 $65,030 4.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $24.78 $27.31 $56,800 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $26.66 $27.93 $58,100 5.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $27.88 $30.23 $62,890 7.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (6) $30.81 $35.59 $74,030 7.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $37.17 $40.18 $83,560 5.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 230 $15.29 $16.74 $34,820 5.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (6) $19.95 $18.49 $38,450 11.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 370 $25.04 $30.48 $63,390 6.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 60 $31.72 $32.28 $67,140 4.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $10.19 $13.03 $27,110 11.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 190 $21.01 $21.37 $44,450 3.8 %
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 4,500 $20.24 $21.51 $44,750 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $19.04 $20.30 $42,230 6.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $18.52 $21.72 $45,170 5.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 420 $17.27 $20.20 $42,010 8.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $18.81 $20.71 $43,070 7.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $22.90 $24.22 $50,380 5.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $12.76 $15.87 $33,010 9.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $17.27 $18.78 $39,060 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 220 $17.57 $19.34 $40,220 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,190 $21.21 $22.01 $45,790 3.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $20.87 $20.45 $42,540 2.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $17.26 $17.99 $37,420 5.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $22.54 $26.48 $55,070 10.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $11.47 $19.01 $39,550 25.8 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $15.54 $16.99 $35,340 3.5 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $28.26 $29.08 $60,500 9.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $17.12 $17.34 $36,070 6.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $16.29 $18.18 $37,820 11.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 $15.70 $16.75 $34,840 18.6 %
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 1,670 $20.53 $21.98 $45,710 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 470 $21.40 $23.23 $48,310 6.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 $23.22 $24.25 $50,450 9.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $29.30 $29.27 $60,880 5.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 340 $13.65 $14.86 $30,900 5.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $24.72 $25.28 $52,580 3.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $23.14 $22.93 $47,690 2.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 190 $23.19 $26.38 $54,870 8.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 200 $18.16 $18.75 $39,000 3.7 %
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 2,110 $22.01 $23.64 $49,180 3.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 130 $20.67 $22.76 $47,340 8.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 140 $33.54 $34.10 $70,920 2.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 350 $26.60 $26.85 $55,840 2.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (6) $20.74 $22.46 $46,720 5.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $33.28 $33.28 $69,220 4.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $24.99 $26.23 $54,560 4.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $24.50 $24.86 $51,720 7.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $31.36 $30.88 $64,240 3.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $35.20 $32.62 $67,850 7.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $17.66 $17.20 $35,770 5.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (6) $18.26 $20.59 $42,840 2.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $17.56 $18.52 $38,520 8.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 380 $16.58 $16.53 $34,370 5.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $20.41 $21.37 $44,440 8.2 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 $17.31 $18.00 $37,440 3.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $21.87 $22.71 $47,240 10.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 140 $16.35 $16.24 $33,780 5.6 %
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 1,570 $19.00 $21.10 $43,880 7.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 170 $26.89 $29.42 $61,200 8.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 130 $20.56 $21.01 $43,700 2.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 110 $20.59 $24.71 $51,400 9.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $19.64 $22.06 $45,890 8.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $19.52 $22.01 $45,790 11.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 330 $14.42 $16.07 $33,440 10.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 90 $17.42 $18.13 $37,700 6.7 %
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 1,440 $12.21 $13.14 $27,330 2.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 $13.49 $15.88 $33,020 11.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $16.22 $16.44 $34,190 6.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 380 $11.35 $11.70 $24,340 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 180 $13.62 $14.88 $30,940 2.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (6) $10.91 $11.35 $23,610 3.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $13.09 $15.18 $31,570 8.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 250 $8.77 $9.43 $19,610 4.0 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,520 $21.89 $27.20 $56,580 7.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 670 $32.37 $39.65 $82,470 9.3 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 30 $39.55 $42.75 $88,920 12.0 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $30.74 $31.06 $64,600 4.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 610 $13.66 $14.37 $29,900 4.0 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 50 $18.55 $20.46 $42,570 12.0 %
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 5,520 $18.17 $18.18 $37,820 3.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $56,070 3.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 360 $15.96 $19.46 $40,470 22.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $6.88 $7.95 $16,530 6.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 80 $11.43 $13.61 $28,310 12.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $25.12 $23.88 $49,660 8.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (6) (4) (4) $22,800 4.0 %
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 1,400 $13.31 $16.59 $34,510 6.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 130 $7.79 $7.97 $16,580 4.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $15.11 $17.45 $36,300 7.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $18.71 $16.71 $34,750 12.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 (4) (4) $31,090 10.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $33,360 2.7 %
27-3010 Announcers (6) $14.97 $18.04 $37,530 7.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $16.58 $18.63 $38,750 5.0 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $11.41 $16.70 $34,740 21.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (6) $20.62 $23.52 $48,920 1.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $8.44 $9.74 $20,270 12.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $12.11 $12.99 $27,010 9.0 %
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 7,320 $19.18 $24.77 $51,530 6.6 %
29-1020 Dentists 130 $32.41 $38.16 $79,370 17.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $16.74 $17.87 $37,170 9.8 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $32.67 $33.36 $69,390 7.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $38.62 $37.73 $78,480 2.2 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (6) (5) $100.70 $209,460 9.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $46.70 $55.51 $115,470 7.6 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $69.90 $145,400 12.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $23.15 $25.35 $52,730 4.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,780 $20.78 $23.95 $49,810 6.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $25.75 $27.10 $56,370 5.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 240 $30.18 $30.09 $62,590 2.1 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists (6) $19.02 $18.93 $39,380 3.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $16.90 $17.49 $36,390 5.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $21.29 $22.24 $46,260 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $31.22 $41.15 $85,600 9.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $18.41 $18.65 $38,790 5.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 170 $11.73 $12.33 $25,650 5.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $19.55 $19.30 $40,140 3.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (6) $16.04 $16.41 $34,140 6.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $21.92 $23.67 $49,230 3.3 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $17.81 $17.83 $37,090 11.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $16.20 $15.84 $32,950 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $9.57 $9.68 $20,130 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $12.72 $12.93 $26,900 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $9.63 $9.33 $19,400 3.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 930 $13.00 $13.38 $27,820 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $10.22 $10.85 $22,560 2.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $12.41 $12.38 $25,750 4.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $28.64 $29.31 $60,970 5.0 %
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 4,060 $8.52 $8.98 $18,680 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,200 $7.82 $7.80 $16,230 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,450 $8.56 $8.67 $18,040 2.0 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides (6) $10.53 $10.91 $22,690 8.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $14.97 $14.28 $29,710 3.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.02 $9.40 $19,550 2.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (6) $12.85 $13.68 $28,450 3.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (6) $8.62 $8.89 $18,480 8.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 530 $9.62 $9.51 $19,780 2.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (6) $10.29 $10.40 $21,640 4.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 190 $10.30 $10.74 $22,330 3.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $6.70 $6.80 $14,130 3.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $7.20 $7.57 $15,740 6.3 %
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 2,830 $10.31 $11.71 $24,350 7.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $22.74 $25.98 $54,030 10.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 110 $19.65 $22.73 $47,270 19.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 480 $14.85 $14.90 $30,990 3.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $17.96 $18.97 $39,450 3.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,370 $6.87 $7.62 $15,840 4.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $9.53 $9.94 $20,670 6.4 %
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 9,440 $6.62 $7.10 $14,780 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $9.25 $10.94 $22,760 10.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 920 $8.76 $9.74 $20,250 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 960 $6.36 $6.33 $13,170 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 650 $8.56 $8.52 $17,730 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 570 $7.85 $8.04 $16,730 3.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 290 $7.09 $7.25 $15,090 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 660 $6.58 $7.10 $14,760 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 240 $6.49 $6.89 $14,330 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,150 $6.34 $6.37 $13,240 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 210 $6.43 $6.54 $13,590 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,880 $6.29 $6.38 $13,270 1.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 270 $6.43 $6.43 $13,380 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 260 $6.77 $7.01 $14,590 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $6.59 $6.68 $13,890 2.5 %
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 4,090 $7.51 $8.20 $17,060 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $11.37 $12.38 $25,750 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $11.30 $12.13 $25,230 4.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,460 $7.43 $8.04 $16,730 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 $6.73 $7.02 $14,610 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $10.46 $11.30 $23,510 5.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 550 $7.93 $8.35 $17,360 3.0 %
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 2,040 $7.64 $8.77 $18,250 3.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $11.77 $15.28 $31,790 16.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $7.13 $7.54 $15,690 2.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $9.80 $9.49 $19,740 4.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $9.33 $9.64 $20,050 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $7.47 $8.27 $17,200 4.4 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (6) $9.45 $11.04 $22,950 18.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (6) $6.78 $7.56 $15,710 4.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 180 $6.50 $6.62 $13,770 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 560 $6.91 $6.94 $14,430 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 150 $11.42 $13.30 $27,660 14.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 190 $8.62 $9.03 $18,780 9.6 %
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 14,710 $8.83 $12.59 $26,180 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,420 $11.47 $14.20 $29,540 6.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $21.63 $24.77 $51,520 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,560 $6.49 $6.83 $14,200 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 490 $6.66 $7.65 $15,900 5.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 390 $9.72 $11.35 $23,600 7.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,370 $7.41 $9.77 $20,310 5.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $15.35 $18.34 $38,140 3.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 590 $17.58 $20.78 $43,220 9.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $22.28 $31.16 $64,810 19.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 130 $10.73 $11.30 $23,500 2.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 440 $19.91 $20.64 $42,940 11.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,560 $16.98 $21.74 $45,210 10.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 110 $9.56 $11.15 $23,190 12.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $15.81 $17.27 $35,920 4.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,400 $9.96 $11.47 $23,860 6.8 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 50 $15.94 $15.82 $32,910 8.0 %
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 24,750 $10.86 $11.78 $24,490 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,340 $16.06 $17.62 $36,640 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 370 $7.94 $8.42 $17,520 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 390 $11.20 $11.65 $24,230 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 610 $10.86 $11.05 $22,980 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,090 $11.51 $11.95 $24,860 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $13.15 $13.07 $27,190 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $11.93 $12.23 $25,450 4.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 610 $8.26 $8.41 $17,500 1.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 120 $9.31 $9.60 $19,970 6.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,650 $10.68 $11.65 $24,240 3.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 210 $12.58 $12.77 $26,560 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 270 $9.08 $9.71 $20,190 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $6.77 $6.96 $14,470 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (6) $8.91 $9.33 $19,410 3.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (6) $8.49 $8.94 $18,600 8.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $8.44 $8.89 $18,490 5.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 230 $9.89 $10.94 $22,760 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $14.08 $14.52 $30,200 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,210 $9.19 $9.21 $19,150 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 140 $11.65 $10.95 $22,770 7.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $10.47 $10.38 $21,590 3.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $8.95 $10.80 $22,460 10.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $14.48 $14.48 $30,110 6.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $17.13 $16.42 $34,160 7.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 910 $11.62 $11.84 $24,630 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,480 $8.40 $9.55 $19,860 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,390 $14.72 $15.20 $31,620 3.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 360 $13.29 $13.61 $28,310 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 360 $10.13 $10.54 $21,930 4.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,730 $10.33 $10.96 $22,810 4.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 180 $13.10 $13.90 $28,910 4.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 820 $11.70 $11.64 $24,200 6.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 190 $9.74 $10.49 $21,830 5.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 530 $9.93 $10.00 $20,800 5.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 130 $8.77 $9.28 $19,300 3.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,350 $9.84 $10.55 $21,940 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 $9.39 $10.08 $20,960 6.9 %
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 80 $10.29 $10.77 $22,400 6.4 %
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 7,720 $15.44 $16.76 $34,850 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 490 $22.61 $22.64 $47,090 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $11.63 $12.51 $26,020 6.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,110 $13.34 $15.95 $33,180 7.2 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $6.89 $8.56 $17,800 19.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $24.04 $20.99 $43,650 7.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 710 $15.71 $16.29 $33,880 4.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 880 $17.06 $19.70 $40,970 6.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $18.55 $16.39 $34,090 14.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 500 $20.45 $21.30 $44,310 5.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 350 $18.66 $17.40 $36,180 8.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 560 $16.08 $18.31 $38,090 8.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 150 $10.84 $12.81 $26,640 16.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 140 $20.52 $19.12 $39,760 8.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $15.81 $16.33 $33,960 6.6 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 300 $8.64 $8.98 $18,670 6.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 50 $10.26 $11.03 $22,950 2.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $8.72 $8.94 $18,600 5.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 280 $16.69 $17.38 $36,140 2.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 110 $15.23 $15.09 $31,380 6.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 50 $14.90 $15.67 $32,590 9.5 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (6) $12.78 $13.86 $28,820 10.7 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 70 $19.84 $19.47 $40,500 2.2 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 70 $19.84 $19.50 $40,550 2.2 %
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 6,130 $15.80 $16.88 $35,110 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 500 $24.58 $24.20 $50,340 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 380 $17.84 $18.05 $37,540 4.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $21.51 $20.06 $41,720 10.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $10.53 $12.86 $26,750 4.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 810 $12.20 $13.38 $27,820 6.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $15.47 $15.83 $32,920 5.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 370 $18.52 $17.77 $36,950 2.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 $13.85 $12.69 $26,400 7.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $8.18 $8.40 $17,460 5.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $14.94 $16.90 $35,150 9.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $16.24 $16.97 $35,310 4.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $6.51 $8.21 $17,070 21.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 390 $21.23 $21.84 $45,430 5.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,120 $11.20 $12.52 $26,050 5.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 $14.66 $15.35 $31,930 7.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 $16.68 $16.16 $33,610 3.3 %
49-9096 Riggers 80 $23.35 $20.04 $41,690 16.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $12.07 $16.02 $33,330 11.4 %
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 6,770 $13.28 $15.17 $31,550 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 500 $24.77 $25.20 $52,410 3.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $12.21 $12.40 $25,790 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (6) $12.83 $12.59 $26,190 4.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $10.13 $10.65 $22,150 4.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (6) $10.31 $9.98 $20,760 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $13.24 $13.32 $27,710 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 430 $13.69 $16.19 $33,660 7.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 500 $14.64 $16.32 $33,940 4.4 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.74 $12.91 $26,840 5.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $13.23 $14.77 $30,710 5.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $11.24 $11.45 $23,810 3.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $7.58 $7.67 $15,960 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (6) $7.58 $7.83 $16,290 8.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $7.57 $7.78 $16,180 4.1 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $7.63 $8.84 $18,400 16.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $8.50 $9.16 $19,060 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $21.17 $20.95 $43,580 4.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (6) $13.14 $13.31 $27,680 3.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (6) $20.81 $20.45 $42,550 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $22.58 $18.94 $39,390 16.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.38 $10.50 $21,840 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 370 $11.51 $12.44 $25,870 11.7 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 30 $10.98 $11.29 $23,480 8.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $11.19 $10.81 $22,480 3.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $8.09 $8.88 $18,460 8.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 280 $9.52 $11.10 $23,090 9.0 %
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 9,600 $10.60 $12.25 $25,480 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $19.16 $19.65 $40,870 6.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 300 $18.02 $19.97 $41,540 4.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $10.08 $10.33 $21,480 8.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 560 $7.43 $10.45 $21,740 12.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,890 $13.32 $14.57 $30,310 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,380 $8.99 $9.62 $20,020 3.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (6) $17.40 $18.04 $37,510 2.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 60 $7.06 $6.91 $14,360 3.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $6.95 $7.35 $15,290 4.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $16.26 $16.27 $33,850 5.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $11.99 $12.09 $25,150 3.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (6) $18.46 $18.24 $37,940 7.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $12.55 $14.28 $29,690 9.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 180 $8.58 $8.57 $17,830 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,670 $9.06 $10.20 $21,220 5.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $6.51 $6.95 $14,460 3.7 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 300 $13.35 $13.06 $27,160 3.2 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 70 $20.16 $19.96 $41,510 2.7 %

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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