Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Colorado Springs, CO 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 Colorado Springs, CO MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Colorado. 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 Colorado Springs, CO 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 232,660 $14.07 $17.97 $37,370 1.8 %
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 12,050 $34.37 $39.13 $81,390 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 270 $69.40 $72.83 $151,490 4.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,260 $35.72 $42.71 $88,830 3.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 $25.69 $29.26 $60,870 4.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 430 $38.54 $41.68 $86,700 4.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 500 $37.94 $43.16 $89,770 6.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 130 $27.47 $28.81 $59,930 4.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 450 $25.66 $29.94 $62,270 3.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 540 $45.41 $46.02 $95,730 2.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 780 $38.97 $45.48 $94,590 5.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 280 $35.30 $36.63 $76,200 3.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 260 $37.22 $38.53 $80,140 3.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 140 $39.59 $42.41 $88,210 6.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 180 $31.21 $34.39 $71,530 4.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 420 $29.88 $31.62 $65,780 3.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 110 $15.60 $17.93 $37,300 3.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 440 (4) (4) $70,120 2.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $30.11 $34.37 $71,490 11.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 860 $49.62 $53.68 $111,650 5.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 290 $17.46 $17.93 $37,290 3.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $20.63 $21.25 $44,190 6.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 430 $30.95 $31.77 $66,070 4.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $43.35 $42.32 $88,030 3.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 450 $13.63 $17.51 $36,420 9.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 260 $20.53 $21.89 $45,540 4.3 %
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 11,480 $23.62 $27.24 $56,650 5.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $18.17 $18.31 $38,080 2.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 610 $23.80 $24.35 $50,650 2.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 700 $23.49 $23.85 $49,620 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 $26.92 $27.42 $57,030 2.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 380 $22.25 $24.16 $50,260 3.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 190 $19.67 $23.05 $47,940 4.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 150 $21.07 $21.75 $45,250 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 660 $18.18 $23.15 $48,150 7.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,140 $34.33 $50.54 $105,120 11.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 180 $16.84 $18.40 $38,270 9.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,670 $23.33 $24.83 $51,640 2.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 190 $24.87 $25.00 $52,000 2.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 $21.09 $23.83 $49,560 7.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 180 $31.12 $33.06 $68,770 4.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 170 $21.78 $25.19 $52,390 6.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 250 $26.86 $27.12 $56,410 4.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 660 $20.21 $23.41 $48,690 7.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $26.65 $27.44 $57,080 1.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 80 $22.01 $20.15 $41,910 9.3 %
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 10,630 $31.65 $32.00 $66,570 1.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 40 $38.94 $39.49 $82,130 7.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,420 $31.98 $33.09 $68,830 3.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,550 $34.08 $34.51 $71,770 2.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 2,560 $38.38 $37.80 $78,630 1.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,580 $19.67 $20.50 $42,640 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,370 $30.48 $31.04 $64,560 2.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 320 $31.32 $31.10 $64,700 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 710 $30.54 $32.71 $68,030 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 360 $27.20 $27.79 $57,800 4.3 %
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 8,180 $28.68 $30.62 $63,690 2.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 320 $25.76 $27.40 $57,000 5.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 150 $19.56 $20.82 $43,300 4.9 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 190 $38.95 $39.24 $81,620 3.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 80 $36.44 $36.59 $76,110 3.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 460 $27.53 $28.95 $60,220 2.0 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 340 $43.32 $44.01 $91,540 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,170 $33.46 $35.02 $72,830 3.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,560 $34.65 $36.80 $76,550 4.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $29.37 $28.61 $59,510 4.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 630 $35.45 $35.73 $74,310 3.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 50 $32.31 $33.45 $69,570 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 350 $32.89 $36.54 $76,000 8.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 170 $18.91 $18.98 $39,480 4.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 120 $16.88 $19.46 $40,470 8.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $19.53 $19.53 $40,630 3.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 220 $16.58 $18.06 $37,570 10.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,070 $21.35 $20.99 $43,650 3.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 100 $19.06 $19.21 $39,960 4.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $19.54 $19.31 $40,160 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 1,390 $25.49 $27.06 $56,290 3.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 90 $23.81 $25.91 $53,890 6.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 120 $25.81 $25.35 $52,720 4.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (6) $28.49 $28.48 $59,240 3.4 %
19-2043 Hydrologists (6) $30.56 $30.46 $63,370 3.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 220 $30.60 $33.82 $70,340 8.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $25.34 $25.59 $53,230 6.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $25.38 $25.43 $52,900 2.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $13.09 $13.75 $28,590 6.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $19.20 $19.60 $40,770 6.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $12.90 $13.52 $28,110 2.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,420 $16.89 $18.60 $38,680 4.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 180 $14.23 $14.91 $31,010 8.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 380 $22.42 $22.50 $46,790 2.1 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (6) $16.50 $16.89 $35,120 5.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 270 $17.92 $20.06 $41,730 9.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $19.11 $20.87 $43,400 6.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 510 $14.94 $16.55 $34,420 5.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $20.34 $20.13 $41,880 4.2 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 150 $27.92 $26.29 $54,690 3.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $12.51 $13.15 $27,340 2.8 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations (6) $26.84 $31.65 $65,820 5.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 620 $40.06 $42.67 $88,750 7.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 410 $19.04 $19.05 $39,620 2.8 %
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 14,590 $16.47 $17.81 $37,030 3.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 160 (4) (4) $48,080 13.1 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $79,080 19.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,060 2.0 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $54,330 2.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (6) $18.04 $20.72 $43,090 8.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 560 $8.43 $9.20 $19,130 4.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (4) (4) $39,980 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 3,040 (4) (4) $35,910 3.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,490 (4) (4) $36,120 4.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,040 (4) (4) $42,340 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $42,810 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 330 (4) (4) $41,940 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 150 (4) (4) $39,440 1.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $41,980 4.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 200 $15.54 $15.67 $32,590 7.0 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 40 $20.04 $20.78 $43,220 7.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $20.17 $20.24 $42,090 3.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 290 $11.97 $12.27 $25,510 4.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 200 $20.44 $20.67 $43,000 4.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,100 (4) (4) $20,600 2.2 %
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 3,550 $16.92 $19.81 $41,200 5.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors (6) $31.56 $32.85 $68,320 6.9 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 80 $19.35 $19.93 $41,460 8.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 60 $20.19 $21.32 $44,340 18.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 140 $10.65 $10.58 $22,010 4.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 260 $16.88 $17.86 $37,150 3.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $20.61 $24.10 $50,120 13.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $9.82 $9.99 $20,770 5.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 160 (4) (4) $47,740 12.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $38,090 8.8 %
27-2032 Choreographers (6) $16.51 $16.32 $33,940 8.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 300 $19.21 $21.48 $44,670 8.1 %
27-3041 Editors 540 $21.34 $23.90 $49,720 5.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 170 $23.59 $24.15 $50,240 3.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 100 $14.62 $19.25 $40,030 9.3 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 80 $15.47 $16.76 $34,860 14.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 110 $11.00 $13.93 $28,970 3.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 190 $10.96 $13.03 $27,100 16.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 30 $11.61 $12.53 $26,070 5.0 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 30 $21.67 $23.31 $48,490 9.9 %
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 9,970 $21.37 $29.02 $60,370 6.3 %
29-1020 Dentists 280 (5) $91.49 $190,290 10.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $18.07 $18.69 $38,880 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 260 $38.43 $37.66 $78,320 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $52.64 $55.65 $115,760 5.0 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) (5) $94.48 $196,510 17.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $100.11 $208,230 7.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $27.64 $28.24 $58,750 2.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,570 $21.58 $21.29 $44,280 1.7 %
29-1121 Audiologists (6) $24.03 $21.98 $45,730 7.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 170 $25.04 $25.35 $52,720 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 350 $24.90 $24.61 $51,200 3.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $10.56 $12.66 $26,330 6.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 160 $19.40 $19.10 $39,730 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 240 $24.46 $24.55 $51,070 3.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 360 $31.05 $29.21 $60,750 3.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 70 $25.42 $30.89 $64,260 21.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 260 $18.47 $19.22 $39,980 4.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 100 $12.18 $11.74 $24,420 4.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 270 $12.07 $12.22 $25,410 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $15.84 $16.41 $34,130 11.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 140 $12.26 $12.02 $25,010 3.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 610 $16.02 $16.21 $33,720 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 240 $11.85 $12.82 $26,660 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 170 $13.09 $14.48 $30,130 4.2 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $21.40 $22.32 $46,430 4.7 %
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 4,070 $11.19 $12.61 $26,240 5.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 430 $9.92 $10.19 $21,200 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,570 $10.39 $10.45 $21,730 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $15.88 $15.83 $32,930 1.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 600 $22.76 $19.62 $40,810 13.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 810 $11.38 $12.08 $25,130 3.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $14.28 $15.19 $31,600 6.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $10.94 $10.94 $22,750 4.3 %
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 4,500 $15.34 $16.61 $34,550 9.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 210 $19.60 $19.39 $40,320 4.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $25.96 $26.96 $56,070 4.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 $10.39 $12.37 $25,730 12.4 %
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 21,800 $7.68 $8.46 $17,590 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 340 $10.97 $12.52 $26,040 6.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,730 $12.87 $13.89 $28,900 9.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 440 $7.51 $8.16 $16,970 6.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 420 $10.07 $10.16 $21,130 3.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,870 $9.88 $10.07 $20,940 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $8.52 $8.70 $18,090 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,500 $8.29 $8.68 $18,050 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 790 $6.63 $7.32 $15,230 3.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,870 $7.02 $7.27 $15,130 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 350 $7.41 $7.84 $16,300 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 5,430 $6.60 $7.45 $15,490 4.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 330 $8.47 $8.73 $18,160 7.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 890 $6.84 $6.99 $14,530 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,220 $7.65 $7.59 $15,790 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 800 $7.73 $7.84 $16,310 3.5 %
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 6,940 $8.85 $9.73 $20,230 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 360 $12.26 $13.14 $27,330 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $16.88 $17.67 $36,750 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,400 $8.88 $9.67 $20,120 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,610 $8.01 $8.20 $17,060 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,330 $9.75 $10.17 $21,140 2.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (6) $10.26 $10.65 $22,160 3.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,680 $8.68 $9.84 $20,460 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 330 $10.80 $12.83 $26,680 6.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $7.44 $8.14 $16,930 5.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (6) $6.65 $6.68 $13,890 3.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 170 $6.65 $6.92 $14,390 3.0 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 50 $7.17 $8.19 $17,040 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 660 $10.64 $11.58 $24,080 6.4 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 40 $9.11 $10.02 $20,830 11.6 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (6) $6.28 $7.17 $14,920 14.3 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 110 $6.68 $8.30 $17,260 18.6 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 140 $10.00 $10.46 $21,750 9.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,200 $7.74 $7.75 $16,110 2.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 390 $8.94 $8.96 $18,630 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 530 $11.47 $14.48 $30,130 8.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 320 $10.78 $10.95 $22,770 6.9 %
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 26,790 $9.67 $13.62 $28,330 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,140 $15.54 $17.90 $37,240 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 600 $28.35 $34.36 $71,470 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,990 $8.07 $8.71 $18,120 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,090 $8.80 $10.37 $21,560 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 360 $12.04 $14.45 $30,060 7.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 8,890 $8.67 $10.63 $22,110 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 220 $17.33 $20.86 $43,380 7.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 590 $18.23 $21.97 $45,700 8.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (6) $10.08 $10.59 $22,020 8.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 410 $29.37 $31.78 $66,090 4.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,890 $20.24 $24.02 $49,960 5.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $10.34 $10.97 $22,810 7.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 390 $8.73 $12.33 $25,640 16.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (6) $38.22 $37.95 $78,940 4.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,820 $7.67 $9.00 $18,710 9.7 %
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 42,230 $12.88 $13.77 $28,630 2.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,550 $18.85 $20.47 $42,580 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 500 $10.58 $10.83 $22,530 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,140 $13.88 $14.79 $30,750 4.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 810 $12.55 $12.92 $26,870 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,250 $14.37 $14.74 $30,660 3.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 280 $14.90 $15.24 $31,690 1.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 160 $15.67 $15.66 $32,580 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 860 $10.08 $10.12 $21,040 1.9 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (6) $16.35 $16.26 $33,810 2.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 70 $12.00 $12.98 $26,990 6.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 190 $15.92 $16.17 $33,640 2.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 210 $13.26 $14.21 $29,550 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,840 $12.56 $12.99 $27,020 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 380 $10.13 $10.27 $21,360 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $8.73 $8.87 $18,440 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 460 $10.75 $11.10 $23,080 7.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 370 $14.22 $14.66 $30,500 2.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 220 $12.31 $12.57 $26,150 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 580 $11.50 $12.36 $25,720 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 320 $15.10 $15.49 $32,210 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,270 $10.63 $10.89 $22,650 2.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $16.37 $16.59 $34,500 3.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $10.01 $10.89 $22,640 5.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $18.56 $18.37 $38,200 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 $12.87 $13.00 $27,030 2.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 490 $15.74 $16.41 $34,120 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 840 $11.34 $11.76 $24,460 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,500 $9.87 $10.32 $21,460 2.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $14.44 $14.32 $29,780 4.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,210 $17.23 $17.85 $37,130 1.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 770 $15.52 $16.19 $33,670 15.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,710 $13.08 $13.44 $27,950 2.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 340 $15.71 $15.81 $32,890 4.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 650 $9.54 $10.43 $21,690 5.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 130 $14.28 $15.22 $31,650 8.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (6) $15.65 $15.32 $31,870 8.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 550 $12.46 $13.17 $27,390 2.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 230 $10.27 $10.61 $22,060 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,390 $11.32 $11.98 $24,910 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 240 $9.43 $10.36 $21,560 3.3 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 40 $10.71 $10.67 $22,190 2.7 %
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) $12.51 $12.74 $26,500 3.4 %
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 12,180 $16.48 $17.14 $35,660 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,340 $23.38 $24.23 $50,400 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 210 $20.55 $19.87 $41,330 4.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,670 $16.06 $16.12 $33,540 2.8 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 50 $19.15 $19.64 $40,840 5.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 410 $16.52 $16.54 $34,400 4.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,220 $12.31 $12.76 $26,530 2.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $18.47 $18.16 $37,770 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 650 $18.88 $18.35 $38,160 2.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 230 $12.09 $13.30 $27,670 12.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,200 $20.97 $20.44 $42,520 3.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $18.86 $19.03 $39,570 4.4 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 210 $14.27 $16.34 $33,980 7.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 390 $14.72 $14.82 $30,830 3.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $15.40 $15.52 $32,290 6.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 810 $18.38 $18.73 $38,960 2.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 480 $14.80 $14.89 $30,970 2.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 430 $16.93 $17.00 $35,360 5.4 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 190 $11.39 $12.05 $25,070 5.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 50 $13.45 $13.30 $27,670 6.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $12.70 $14.37 $29,890 14.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $13.97 $14.28 $29,710 3.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $20.22 $20.63 $42,920 4.8 %
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 8,610 $16.68 $17.53 $36,450 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 830 $21.28 $23.03 $47,890 3.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 220 $20.68 $21.01 $43,690 10.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 680 $24.09 $24.60 $51,160 3.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (6) $10.51 $10.88 $22,630 8.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 $20.65 $21.06 $43,800 2.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $15.42 $16.17 $33,640 8.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 280 $18.84 $20.18 $41,980 6.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 250 $21.58 $22.49 $46,790 5.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,290 $16.98 $17.66 $36,740 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $17.49 $18.18 $37,810 4.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $18.35 $17.94 $37,310 1.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $9.17 $11.47 $23,860 16.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 190 $10.32 $10.70 $22,250 3.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $24.12 $24.75 $51,470 7.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 780 $14.84 $14.94 $31,070 1.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 120 $10.73 $11.52 $23,960 9.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $18.67 $18.46 $38,400 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,680 $13.63 $14.12 $29,370 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $12.82 $13.83 $28,760 9.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 240 $15.74 $16.23 $33,760 6.8 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers (6) $16.01 $15.65 $32,550 6.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $10.61 $11.99 $24,950 11.0 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 $13.10 $13.72 $28,540 8.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 320 $17.81 $15.97 $33,220 7.2 %
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 13,410 $11.76 $13.18 $27,410 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 950 $21.02 $22.54 $46,880 2.7 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (6) $12.11 $12.49 $25,980 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,030 $10.62 $11.19 $23,270 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $11.17 $11.42 $23,750 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $15.93 $15.86 $32,980 2.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 240 $12.91 $13.22 $27,490 3.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.12 $16.38 $34,070 16.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $13.07 $13.94 $29,000 5.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $12.10 $12.51 $26,020 5.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 720 $12.98 $13.80 $28,700 3.3 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 50 $10.20 $10.84 $22,540 4.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $11.44 $12.59 $26,180 5.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 90 $19.62 $19.65 $40,870 2.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 180 $13.34 $13.72 $28,540 2.7 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic (6) $13.44 $13.82 $28,740 2.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $12.21 $12.35 $25,690 4.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 270 $10.01 $11.47 $23,860 10.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers 130 $15.11 $14.10 $29,330 6.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 240 $14.46 $15.26 $31,730 8.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 220 $13.85 $14.71 $30,600 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 510 $8.25 $8.88 $18,480 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $9.20 $9.06 $18,840 12.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 120 $10.13 $10.66 $22,180 5.5 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (6) $7.80 $8.24 $17,130 9.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $14.03 $14.11 $29,350 2.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 50 $13.30 $12.41 $25,810 15.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $22.01 $22.08 $45,930 4.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.53 $14.32 $29,780 4.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (6) $11.18 $12.20 $25,380 2.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $11.89 $11.76 $24,450 5.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $10.30 $10.41 $21,640 4.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,050 $12.62 $13.85 $28,810 4.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 80 $14.32 $15.23 $31,680 10.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $9.03 $10.14 $21,080 4.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $11.36 $12.30 $25,590 2.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $17.01 $19.58 $40,730 11.6 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (6) $10.73 $11.18 $23,260 2.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $9.81 $10.30 $21,430 10.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 190 $10.05 $10.15 $21,120 6.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $8.48 $8.79 $18,290 3.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 140 $11.05 $10.74 $22,340 2.8 %
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 11,600 $11.24 $12.57 $26,140 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $15.83 $18.75 $39,000 10.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 270 $21.32 $22.34 $46,470 5.3 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 60 (4) (4) $63,210 5.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 880 $11.39 $11.47 $23,860 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 530 $9.97 $10.80 $22,470 9.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,390 $15.33 $15.92 $33,100 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,690 $12.93 $14.55 $30,260 6.3 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 70 $8.39 $8.65 $17,980 6.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 190 $9.58 $9.45 $19,660 8.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $19.03 $19.34 $40,220 5.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 260 $17.79 $17.25 $35,880 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 670 $12.13 $12.49 $25,990 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 690 $8.60 $9.02 $18,750 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,300 $10.28 $10.54 $21,920 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 290 $9.61 $9.70 $20,180 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,140 $8.49 $9.55 $19,860 7.3 %

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.

(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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