Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chattanooga, TN-GA 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 Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Tennessee and Georgia. 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 Chattanooga, TN-GA 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 217,750 $12.52 $15.44 $32,110 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 11,950 $27.25 $32.40 $67,400 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 710 $51.51 $57.82 $120,260 3.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,880 $29.67 $35.93 $74,740 1.7 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $8.98 $23.68 $49,260 20.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 130 $21.16 $28.97 $60,260 16.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 290 $30.08 $33.96 $70,630 4.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 570 $26.96 $31.42 $65,350 4.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 $20.48 $23.32 $48,500 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 930 $17.39 $21.47 $44,650 5.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 400 $35.17 $35.03 $72,860 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 980 $25.85 $28.41 $59,100 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 260 $25.49 $28.86 $60,030 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 370 $30.69 $32.69 $67,990 3.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 160 $25.22 $25.94 $53,950 5.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 230 $25.52 $26.17 $54,440 2.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $25.82 $27.36 $56,900 3.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 100 $15.78 $16.12 $33,520 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $70,010 2.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 280 $38.06 $37.43 $77,860 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 490 $14.53 $15.32 $31,870 4.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $13.72 $16.16 $33,610 8.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $14.96 $15.30 $31,820 5.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $28.47 $36.60 $76,130 7.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $35.03 $34.00 $70,730 3.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $14.38 $17.51 $36,410 12.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $19.78 $20.60 $42,840 3.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6,740 $22.68 $26.07 $54,220 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $23.42 $21.90 $45,550 5.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 370 $22.76 $24.22 $50,390 6.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 240 $19.00 $21.06 $43,800 10.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 180 $18.03 $19.96 $41,520 4.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 280 $22.12 $22.99 $47,820 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 300 $17.78 $25.09 $52,180 15.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 240 $15.56 $17.36 $36,100 5.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 220 $18.23 $20.36 $42,340 5.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 200 $21.45 $23.69 $49,280 3.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $16.92 $18.72 $38,950 9.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,390 $19.99 $22.20 $46,170 3.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 $17.54 $23.75 $49,400 24.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $19.68 $21.14 $43,970 10.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 100 $25.84 $32.85 $68,320 11.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 100 $29.25 $31.19 $64,870 7.9 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $21.21 $22.62 $47,040 3.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 310 $17.19 $18.75 $39,000 4.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $17.77 $19.92 $41,440 16.1 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 60 $12.23 $14.48 $30,110 15.9 %
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 2,860 $24.75 $27.04 $56,250 4.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 580 $24.79 $26.49 $55,100 3.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) $41.97 $44.16 $91,860 9.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $40.99 $39.63 $82,420 7.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 430 $15.27 $17.15 $35,660 4.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 650 $28.70 $28.18 $58,610 2.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $27.90 $28.14 $58,530 5.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 300 $23.59 $24.44 $50,840 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (6) $24.74 $25.92 $53,900 4.1 %
15-2011 Actuaries (6) $31.12 $37.19 $77,350 10.5 %
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 3,310 $25.38 $27.13 $56,440 5.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $35.06 $58.58 $121,850 25.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $16.54 $18.35 $38,170 10.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 40 $32.12 $32.28 $67,130 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 260 $28.34 $27.49 $57,170 4.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 340 $33.29 $33.13 $68,910 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $29.13 $29.66 $61,690 3.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $25.67 $26.76 $55,660 2.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 540 $30.25 $29.70 $61,770 3.0 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 40 $38.86 $38.53 $80,140 3.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $17.06 $17.84 $37,110 4.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $16.08 $16.23 $33,760 3.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 200 $16.84 $19.17 $39,870 6.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $15.85 $16.26 $33,820 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 170 $22.52 $21.59 $44,900 2.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (6) $12.99 $14.28 $29,710 2.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 $16.72 $17.59 $36,600 2.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $16.76 $18.45 $38,370 3.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $14.15 $15.12 $31,450 22.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (6) $18.53 $21.59 $44,910 4.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $23.27 $25.70 $53,450 11.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $18.99 $19.33 $40,200 3.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $21.50 $22.33 $46,440 2.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 110 $15.52 $15.61 $32,480 4.4 %
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 1,990 $12.91 $14.15 $29,440 2.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (6) $9.96 $10.75 $22,360 8.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 330 $14.48 $16.32 $33,950 3.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $13.48 $14.15 $29,440 6.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $10.68 $11.53 $23,970 3.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 530 $12.77 $13.49 $28,050 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $15.23 $15.96 $33,200 3.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $11.34 $12.77 $26,560 1.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $15.22 $15.99 $33,270 5.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $15.38 $15.85 $32,960 1.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 210 $11.32 $11.93 $24,810 4.2 %
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 1,160 $23.24 $33.83 $70,360 9.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 530 $41.58 $52.88 $109,980 6.8 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $24.00 $27.45 $57,090 6.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 410 $16.14 $17.31 $36,010 2.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 70 $12.61 $13.09 $27,230 1.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $13.81 $14.14 $29,420 5.3 %
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 10,700 $15.43 $15.45 $32,140 3.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $42,690 1.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $18.30 $18.08 $37,600 6.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 360 $6.87 $8.44 $17,560 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 300 (4) (4) $36,730 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,200 (4) (4) $39,420 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 780 (4) (4) $37,140 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,190 (4) (4) $40,740 2.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $39,350 7.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 310 (4) (4) $35,730 6.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $41,690 3.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $41,050 2.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 140 $16.40 $17.73 $36,880 8.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 $10.66 $11.12 $23,130 3.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 220 $18.42 $17.84 $37,110 5.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $9.52 $10.11 $21,020 4.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 160 $18.35 $19.32 $40,190 2.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,960 (4) (4) $16,310 3.5 %
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 1,890 $13.22 $15.06 $31,330 3.1 %
27-1011 Art Directors 50 $8.44 $12.04 $25,040 14.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 $20.70 $23.06 $47,960 10.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $9.56 $9.68 $20,140 4.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $16.36 $16.55 $34,410 3.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $16.01 $16.23 $33,760 9.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 100 (4) (4) $31,000 8.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $33,480 7.3 %
27-3010 Announcers (6) $11.76 $11.75 $24,450 7.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 130 $16.06 $20.33 $42,280 11.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $15.05 $15.84 $32,940 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 120 $17.62 $19.20 $39,930 9.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 $12.92 $14.51 $30,190 10.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $9.94 $10.14 $21,090 3.4 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $12.61 $13.76 $28,620 6.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 80 $11.00 $12.24 $25,460 7.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 190 $10.17 $11.31 $23,530 1.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 100 $10.93 $12.07 $25,110 8.3 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 30 $15.19 $14.74 $30,660 6.2 %
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 10,680 $19.45 $26.42 $54,940 5.4 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $87.22 $181,420 16.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $16.75 $17.22 $35,810 7.2 %
29-1041 Optometrists (6) $51.88 $52.19 $108,550 6.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 330 $40.31 $41.59 $86,500 3.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 (5) $77.06 $160,290 7.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General 60 (5) $96.85 $201,450 8.6 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $99.78 $207,550 9.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $86.10 $179,090 20.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $30.63 $29.18 $60,690 4.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,620 $20.86 $21.17 $44,040 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (6) $29.83 $27.93 $58,080 5.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $28.70 $29.33 $61,010 3.2 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $12.57 $12.35 $25,700 5.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 260 $19.48 $19.56 $40,690 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $23.02 $26.18 $54,460 9.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $41.42 $56.73 $118,010 22.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 290 $12.35 $13.22 $27,510 6.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 230 $15.13 $16.82 $34,990 12.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 $20.74 $20.27 $42,150 4.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 270 $20.21 $20.74 $43,150 3.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 350 $10.73 $11.45 $23,810 4.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 60 $7.21 $8.50 $17,680 11.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 410 $11.15 $10.86 $22,590 2.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $8.50 $9.03 $18,780 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,550 $14.78 $14.85 $30,890 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $10.35 $10.88 $22,630 3.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 120 $13.63 $12.90 $26,820 3.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $16.77 $17.42 $36,230 5.8 %
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 5,860 $9.70 $10.29 $21,410 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (6) $8.35 $8.45 $17,590 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,470 $9.25 $9.37 $19,490 2.3 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 340 $9.84 $9.98 $20,750 1.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (6) $20.13 $20.10 $41,810 7.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 200 $17.46 $17.76 $36,940 1.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $9.27 $9.11 $18,950 2.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 430 $14.97 $14.38 $29,900 5.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 940 $10.27 $10.84 $22,550 4.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $12.02 $11.95 $24,850 3.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 130 $8.06 $8.26 $17,170 4.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $7.55 $7.63 $15,860 9.4 %
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 4,520 $12.24 $12.99 $27,030 5.8 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $13.79 $16.06 $33,410 5.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $20.42 $22.42 $46,640 2.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 330 $12.56 $13.90 $28,910 5.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $16.07 $17.96 $37,370 9.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,060 $15.28 $15.30 $31,820 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,830 $8.10 $8.95 $18,610 3.0 %
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 17,650 $6.81 $7.43 $15,460 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 280 $12.96 $13.07 $27,180 4.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,220 $10.79 $11.09 $23,080 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 810 $6.43 $6.49 $13,490 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,070 $7.64 $7.93 $16,500 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 910 $9.33 $9.25 $19,230 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 200 $7.84 $7.76 $16,140 3.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,130 $7.74 $7.78 $16,190 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 340 $7.20 $8.36 $17,380 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,400 $6.39 $6.54 $13,600 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 470 $6.88 $7.21 $15,000 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,910 $6.46 $6.72 $13,970 1.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 290 $7.87 $7.92 $16,470 3.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 300 $6.71 $6.88 $14,300 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 710 $7.37 $7.26 $15,090 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 500 $6.54 $6.65 $13,840 2.2 %
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 6,070 $8.54 $9.18 $19,100 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 280 $12.69 $13.47 $28,020 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $13.35 $14.44 $30,040 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,460 $8.39 $9.19 $19,110 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,840 $7.55 $7.61 $15,830 2.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 200 $11.33 $11.56 $24,040 5.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,040 $9.55 $9.89 $20,580 2.1 %
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 3,140 $8.02 $9.21 $19,150 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $11.59 $13.09 $27,230 8.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $7.09 $7.92 $16,480 9.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $7.05 $7.62 $15,850 2.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $7.65 $7.69 $16,000 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 470 $10.05 $10.18 $21,180 4.2 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $6.90 $9.19 $19,120 13.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 690 $6.76 $7.33 $15,240 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 230 $8.03 $8.07 $16,780 4.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 330 $8.99 $10.16 $21,130 7.5 %
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 19,890 $9.24 $13.36 $27,790 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,700 $12.95 $15.79 $32,840 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 470 $24.18 $26.01 $54,100 4.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,060 $7.53 $7.75 $16,130 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 620 $8.22 $9.18 $19,100 3.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 390 $12.66 $12.96 $26,960 3.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,360 $8.42 $10.64 $22,120 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $17.89 $20.49 $42,620 10.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 330 $17.25 $24.34 $50,630 9.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 210 $26.51 $39.05 $81,230 7.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $11.37 $11.10 $23,100 8.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 640 $26.43 $25.48 $52,990 6.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,880 $18.72 $22.69 $47,200 6.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 120 $9.82 $10.91 $22,690 6.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 $16.36 $20.08 $41,760 10.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 $21.68 $25.92 $53,910 6.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 800 $7.85 $8.16 $16,960 3.8 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 160 $12.24 $16.07 $33,420 8.4 %
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 35,620 $11.47 $12.24 $25,460 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,940 $16.76 $18.07 $37,580 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 390 $9.67 $10.00 $20,810 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 680 $12.24 $12.80 $26,620 2.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 910 $11.93 $12.38 $25,760 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,040 $12.44 $13.00 $27,040 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 380 $12.87 $13.11 $27,270 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 120 $11.66 $11.41 $23,720 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,010 $9.72 $9.58 $19,930 2.0 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 120 $12.60 $13.08 $27,210 2.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $12.41 $12.49 $25,980 2.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 $12.49 $14.23 $29,600 15.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,200 $11.39 $12.06 $25,080 2.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $12.68 $13.07 $27,190 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 250 $9.01 $9.17 $19,070 1.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 350 $8.27 $8.30 $17,270 4.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $12.31 $12.11 $25,200 6.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $12.90 $13.68 $28,460 5.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $10.36 $10.44 $21,720 2.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 390 $11.36 $11.75 $24,450 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 290 $13.45 $13.85 $28,820 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,690 $9.82 $9.95 $20,700 1.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 160 $8.84 $10.67 $22,200 10.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 160 $12.72 $12.52 $26,040 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 510 $16.04 $16.14 $33,560 4.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $12.27 $12.35 $25,690 7.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 140 $19.22 $18.95 $39,420 3.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 510 $18.88 $18.74 $38,970 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 340 $18.69 $17.74 $36,910 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 310 $16.23 $16.89 $35,130 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,160 $11.32 $11.65 $24,240 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,570 $9.00 $9.36 $19,460 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 180 $11.80 $11.64 $24,210 5.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,710 $13.76 $14.58 $30,330 1.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 310 $14.91 $15.13 $31,460 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 400 $13.99 $13.59 $28,260 6.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,970 $10.96 $11.16 $23,220 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 390 $10.80 $11.73 $24,400 4.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,080 $11.52 $11.81 $24,570 5.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 150 $11.87 $13.66 $28,420 11.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $17.40 $18.02 $37,470 4.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 160 $9.30 $9.87 $20,520 3.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,130 $9.98 $10.40 $21,620 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 110 $10.36 $11.36 $23,630 4.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 50 $10.97 $11.62 $24,170 4.1 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) $11.79 $11.50 $23,910 5.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $8.39 $8.44 $17,550 4.8 %
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 8,600 $15.44 $16.06 $33,410 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 810 $20.01 $20.63 $42,910 2.5 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 270 $19.31 $19.33 $40,200 2.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 180 $18.31 $17.29 $35,970 4.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 720 $14.79 $15.06 $31,330 2.0 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 50 $13.17 $13.50 $28,080 8.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 340 $13.90 $14.46 $30,070 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 730 $11.05 $11.38 $23,660 1.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 190 $13.04 $13.21 $27,490 2.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 350 $13.85 $14.76 $30,690 2.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $16.95 $16.11 $33,510 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,240 $21.24 $20.14 $41,880 2.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers 60 $15.11 $14.87 $30,930 1.8 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (6) $11.43 $11.82 $24,590 10.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 350 $13.45 $13.68 $28,450 2.4 %
47-2142 Paperhangers (6) $15.05 $14.99 $31,180 2.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $11.02 $11.86 $24,670 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 750 $19.03 $18.47 $38,410 2.3 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (6) $14.22 $14.51 $30,180 2.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $15.50 $15.15 $31,500 3.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 570 $16.75 $17.10 $35,560 2.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 200 $16.74 $16.92 $35,190 4.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $10.34 $10.44 $21,710 3.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 90 $10.70 $10.82 $22,520 3.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 110 $8.86 $9.14 $19,010 8.4 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $9.71 $9.77 $20,330 4.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 110 $17.38 $16.80 $34,950 7.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 190 $9.73 $10.76 $22,380 3.0 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8,870 $15.55 $16.44 $34,190 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 680 $21.80 $23.01 $47,850 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 250 $16.28 $17.35 $36,080 3.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $22.39 $20.26 $42,150 6.7 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (6) $14.82 $14.27 $29,690 9.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 190 $18.82 $18.39 $38,250 3.0 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 30 $14.60 $14.60 $30,370 5.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $12.39 $12.11 $25,190 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 310 $15.60 $16.91 $35,170 6.4 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $17.28 $16.96 $35,270 10.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,260 $12.82 $13.38 $27,820 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 700 $16.09 $16.91 $35,180 5.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 250 $14.93 $15.15 $31,510 2.7 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 $10.87 $11.20 $23,290 3.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $10.04 $9.98 $20,760 3.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 $15.61 $16.31 $33,930 2.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 600 $15.87 $16.49 $34,300 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,080 $14.52 $14.92 $31,040 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 160 $14.06 $14.00 $29,120 2.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 $18.98 $19.05 $39,630 4.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 180 $16.18 $17.40 $36,200 3.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $13.81 $14.53 $30,230 7.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 90 $14.32 $13.93 $28,970 3.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 300 $10.18 $10.87 $22,610 5.2 %
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 26,530 $12.13 $12.77 $26,550 1.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,620 $19.64 $20.20 $42,020 1.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 $13.65 $14.76 $30,690 18.3 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 60 $9.54 $9.77 $20,330 7.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,930 $11.84 $11.63 $24,200 2.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 330 $11.87 $11.88 $24,710 5.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $12.80 $13.51 $28,100 2.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $8.54 $8.76 $18,230 2.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (6) $13.48 $12.98 $27,010 4.3 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $10.25 $11.35 $23,600 8.9 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $14.47 $14.77 $30,720 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $11.38 $11.38 $23,670 2.3 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $16.09 $15.62 $32,500 5.9 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.80 $13.00 $27,040 4.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 560 $11.91 $12.33 $25,650 2.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $16.01 $15.54 $32,310 2.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.22 $14.72 $30,620 3.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $15.04 $14.37 $29,900 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 600 $14.46 $14.90 $30,980 1.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 480 $10.66 $11.53 $23,980 4.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 120 $15.33 $15.63 $32,500 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 920 $13.82 $13.63 $28,350 2.4 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.21 $12.71 $26,430 8.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 130 $9.05 $10.10 $21,010 8.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $14.22 $14.17 $29,480 3.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 100 $14.09 $15.08 $31,360 4.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 540 $13.21 $14.58 $30,320 5.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 300 $7.61 $7.63 $15,860 2.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 170 $7.86 $7.85 $16,340 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 410 $8.42 $8.76 $18,220 3.1 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 480 $10.37 $10.31 $21,450 2.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 270 $10.72 $11.15 $23,190 2.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $9.22 $10.14 $21,090 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $13.71 $15.08 $31,370 2.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $9.78 $10.30 $21,410 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 440 $11.88 $12.27 $25,510 4.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $12.46 $12.29 $25,570 3.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $10.73 $11.18 $23,260 3.6 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $14.67 $14.26 $29,670 7.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,070 $12.09 $13.17 $27,380 3.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $11.29 $12.06 $25,070 9.7 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $10.33 $10.74 $22,340 3.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 910 $11.21 $10.73 $22,320 4.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $11.42 $12.11 $25,190 3.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $14.16 $13.06 $27,170 6.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 $8.68 $9.17 $19,070 4.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 160 $8.63 $10.55 $21,940 7.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $13.63 $13.71 $28,510 3.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 2,040 $12.19 $11.98 $24,920 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 28,940 $13.36 $14.20 $29,530 6.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 840 $19.01 $18.65 $38,800 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $16.78 $17.99 $37,430 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 430 $6.57 $7.01 $14,580 3.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,600 $10.53 $12.38 $25,740 10.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 11,280 $18.91 $18.54 $38,560 4.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,880 $12.36 $13.61 $28,310 6.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 260 $6.41 $6.57 $13,670 5.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $8.21 $8.64 $17,970 4.1 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 50 $14.44 $14.76 $30,710 1.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $11.02 $11.37 $23,650 3.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $13.00 $13.48 $28,040 7.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 170 $15.48 $15.04 $31,280 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,130 $12.02 $11.94 $24,830 1.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 640 $8.65 $8.97 $18,660 4.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,640 $10.41 $10.58 $22,010 1.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 690 $11.23 $10.75 $22,360 3.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,920 $8.61 $8.78 $18,260 1.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 260 $10.63 $11.66 $24,240 3.9 %

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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