Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Columbus, GA-AL 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 Columbus, GA-AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Georgia and Alabama. 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 Columbus, GA-AL 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 113,760 $11.11 $14.34 $29,820 2.1 %
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 5,680 $29.52 $33.73 $70,150 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 $59.10 $63.48 $132,030 5.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,870 $29.71 $34.54 $71,850 2.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $23.67 $27.09 $56,360 7.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $35.06 $37.33 $77,640 4.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 350 $33.54 $38.96 $81,050 7.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 430 $26.43 $28.74 $59,790 3.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 260 $37.92 $37.51 $78,010 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 380 $32.48 $35.37 $73,570 5.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 190 $26.82 $29.62 $61,610 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $28.45 $29.12 $60,570 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $26.13 $30.02 $62,440 6.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $24.34 $25.99 $54,060 9.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $26.60 $30.26 $62,940 5.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $16.57 $16.49 $34,300 6.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $73,030 3.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $39.30 $41.29 $85,890 4.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $18.53 $20.44 $42,510 5.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $16.50 $17.22 $35,820 16.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (6) $15.86 $17.47 $36,330 3.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 260 $28.89 $31.03 $64,550 4.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $17.37 $19.60 $40,770 9.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $23.72 $24.12 $50,170 2.9 %
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 3,090 $20.89 $22.89 $47,600 2.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $18.94 $20.91 $43,500 4.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $19.36 $21.24 $44,170 4.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $19.19 $20.72 $43,100 4.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $20.19 $22.08 $45,920 7.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $17.30 $18.22 $37,900 3.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $21.31 $29.93 $62,250 17.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 330 $17.05 $18.73 $38,960 2.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 300 $24.51 $27.69 $57,600 8.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $15.38 $16.68 $34,690 6.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 510 $20.85 $22.51 $46,820 4.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 100 $21.99 $22.52 $46,830 2.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 80 $23.90 $25.32 $52,670 4.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $23.70 $25.90 $53,870 3.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $24.95 $25.76 $53,580 3.6 %
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 3,470 $23.59 $25.58 $53,200 5.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 960 $22.49 $24.55 $51,060 6.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 410 $28.37 $27.77 $57,760 3.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 330 $16.62 $17.25 $35,880 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 310 $26.31 $26.58 $55,290 3.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 350 $33.07 $32.68 $67,970 13.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 230 $25.14 $26.16 $54,400 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 120 $26.03 $26.97 $56,090 4.5 %
15-2011 Actuaries 60 $34.00 $40.94 $85,160 12.9 %
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 590 $22.25 $24.89 $51,770 7.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $30.48 $44.58 $92,730 14.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $25.30 $24.59 $51,160 5.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $30.46 $30.01 $62,430 2.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $16.22 $15.75 $32,750 10.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $21.22 $20.95 $43,580 3.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $9.90 $10.33 $21,480 4.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 340 $21.92 $22.88 $47,600 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $21.41 $22.74 $47,310 5.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $28.22 $26.65 $55,440 8.4 %
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 1,310 $13.64 $14.97 $31,130 4.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $23.21 $23.38 $48,630 4.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $14.60 $14.80 $30,790 4.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $15.93 $17.10 $35,560 3.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $21.58 $25.13 $52,270 11.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $19.52 $19.69 $40,960 4.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $15.56 $15.79 $32,840 1.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 440 $9.50 $10.06 $20,920 3.5 %
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 370 $20.15 $30.25 $62,910 10.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $40.30 $49.79 $103,560 12.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 140 $15.69 $17.38 $36,160 4.8 %
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 6,480 $16.43 $16.64 $34,610 5.2 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $73,720 9.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 420 $8.82 $11.67 $24,260 11.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $44,750 5.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,120 (4) (4) $43,890 3.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 580 (4) (4) $41,760 4.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $45,690 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $47,470 4.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $41,100 4.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 100 $23.21 $24.22 $50,380 1.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $8.48 $10.64 $22,130 10.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $24.64 $24.87 $51,720 2.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $14.00 $14.09 $29,310 2.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 200 $17.64 $18.35 $38,170 11.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,340 (4) (4) $14,060 2.6 %
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 920 $14.41 $16.51 $34,330 4.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $9.61 $9.50 $19,760 10.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $14.37 $14.18 $29,490 3.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $43,400 11.5 %
27-3010 Announcers 80 $11.05 $14.56 $30,280 10.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $15.56 $16.11 $33,520 5.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $20.79 $20.06 $41,730 4.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $23.17 $25.66 $53,370 6.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $11.69 $12.89 $26,820 4.8 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 5,780 $19.67 $25.29 $52,610 5.9 %
29-1020 Dentists 40 (5) $87.38 $181,750 7.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $19.32 $18.99 $39,500 1.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $36.78 $34.97 $72,730 4.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 (5) $91.26 $189,820 8.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $96.15 $199,990 10.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $31.53 $30.57 $63,580 3.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,000 $22.42 $23.87 $49,650 5.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $23.70 $24.67 $51,310 7.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $28.13 $28.92 $60,140 2.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $13.32 $13.67 $28,430 2.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $19.57 $19.74 $41,060 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $24.37 $24.58 $51,120 2.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 170 $19.24 $19.82 $41,230 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $11.69 $13.52 $28,130 6.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $22.26 $23.48 $48,840 14.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.65 $14.50 $30,160 8.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $18.96 $18.71 $38,920 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $12.27 $12.89 $26,820 3.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $9.89 $9.90 $20,600 1.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $11.43 $11.47 $23,860 2.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 790 $13.18 $13.11 $27,270 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $10.83 $12.99 $27,030 6.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $10.11 $10.97 $22,810 3.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (6) $15.47 $15.82 $32,920 4.0 %
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 2,710 $9.10 $9.53 $19,820 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 80 $7.81 $8.14 $16,920 5.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,190 $8.08 $8.26 $17,180 2.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $6.46 $6.92 $14,390 8.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $13.09 $13.27 $27,600 2.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 620 $9.96 $9.88 $20,550 2.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $11.44 $11.57 $24,060 1.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.21 $8.23 $17,130 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 2,980 $13.22 $14.04 $29,210 5.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $21.46 $23.02 $47,880 4.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 140 $18.51 $19.31 $40,170 2.1 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 60 $12.01 $12.81 $26,640 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 800 $9.07 $9.95 $20,700 5.7 %
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 10,300 $6.53 $7.07 $14,710 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $13.53 $16.67 $34,680 6.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 720 $10.64 $11.05 $22,980 2.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 730 $6.43 $6.48 $13,470 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 750 $6.90 $7.75 $16,120 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $8.67 $8.94 $18,590 2.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $7.81 $7.66 $15,920 4.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 510 $6.49 $6.92 $14,400 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 200 $6.71 $6.95 $14,450 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,690 $6.22 $6.38 $13,260 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 340 $6.48 $6.71 $13,950 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,580 $6.27 $6.25 $13,000 2.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $6.55 $7.38 $15,340 6.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $6.53 $6.65 $13,840 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $6.79 $6.92 $14,380 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $6.56 $6.74 $14,020 2.7 %
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 4,520 $7.42 $8.22 $17,100 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 $11.97 $12.42 $25,830 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $14.03 $15.92 $33,110 6.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,380 $7.04 $7.61 $15,840 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,020 $6.75 $7.07 $14,710 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $10.67 $10.71 $22,270 8.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 720 $8.98 $9.46 $19,680 4.3 %
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 2,450 $7.07 $8.24 $17,150 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $9.12 $12.00 $24,970 6.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 140 $7.14 $7.87 $16,370 9.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $6.37 $6.53 $13,580 5.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 160 $6.58 $7.31 $15,200 4.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $7.78 $8.24 $17,150 6.0 %
39-5011 Barbers 100 $13.00 $13.74 $28,570 5.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $7.61 $8.54 $17,770 6.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 690 $6.43 $6.51 $13,530 3.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 280 $6.66 $6.76 $14,070 4.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 40 $20.66 $21.07 $43,820 4.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 310 $8.17 $9.13 $19,000 3.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 90 $7.98 $8.84 $18,390 6.7 %
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 10,200 $8.77 $12.33 $25,640 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 990 $12.69 $13.90 $28,920 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $21.27 $23.56 $49,000 9.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,350 $6.80 $7.22 $15,020 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $7.57 $8.47 $17,610 3.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 250 $11.95 $13.46 $28,000 11.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,930 $8.00 $9.91 $20,610 5.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $18.48 $17.87 $37,170 3.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $20.20 $22.68 $47,180 6.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $17.09 $21.48 $44,680 13.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 240 $21.01 $23.12 $48,080 11.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 770 $18.54 $20.41 $42,450 2.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $9.91 $11.51 $23,950 8.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 150 $17.13 $21.66 $45,040 17.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 60 $9.32 $10.89 $22,660 5.6 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22,460 $10.81 $11.73 $24,390 2.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,650 $16.22 $17.47 $36,350 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 $9.26 $9.86 $20,510 4.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 450 $10.68 $11.18 $23,260 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 580 $10.65 $10.92 $22,720 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,760 $11.90 $12.13 $25,220 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 $12.95 $13.05 $27,150 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 120 $14.55 $14.31 $29,770 4.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 470 $8.33 $8.60 $17,890 2.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 160 $10.55 $10.86 $22,590 1.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,220 $10.35 $11.05 $22,980 3.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $11.82 $12.13 $25,230 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $7.63 $7.92 $16,460 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $7.56 $7.37 $15,330 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $8.77 $9.41 $19,580 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $8.16 $8.67 $18,040 11.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 200 $13.00 $13.55 $28,180 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 430 $11.26 $11.91 $24,770 5.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 280 $14.20 $14.33 $29,800 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 960 $8.80 $9.02 $18,760 1.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $8.19 $8.34 $17,340 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $10.65 $11.74 $24,410 4.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $10.54 $12.58 $26,170 9.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $19.18 $18.88 $39,280 3.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $18.96 $18.66 $38,810 2.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 140 $18.82 $18.16 $37,760 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $15.18 $15.96 $33,210 2.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 460 $11.24 $11.23 $23,360 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,520 $8.30 $8.99 $18,700 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $9.96 $10.33 $21,490 4.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 970 $13.65 $14.39 $29,930 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 210 $12.40 $12.66 $26,320 5.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 160 $10.24 $10.77 $22,400 5.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,430 $10.76 $11.30 $23,500 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 250 $14.04 $14.83 $30,850 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 360 $9.46 $9.76 $20,310 1.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $11.86 $12.27 $25,510 8.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 320 $8.49 $9.10 $18,930 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,240 $8.65 $9.18 $19,090 3.9 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 120 $11.37 $12.17 $25,310 2.9 %
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 180 $10.02 $11.78 $24,490 10.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $14.27 $14.99 $31,170 5.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,410 $12.07 $12.87 $26,770 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $19.13 $19.39 $40,340 1.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 180 $14.10 $13.04 $27,120 8.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 470 $11.95 $12.28 $25,540 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $10.43 $10.76 $22,390 2.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 480 $8.47 $8.83 $18,380 1.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $11.56 $11.66 $24,250 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $12.99 $13.05 $27,130 2.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 500 $15.59 $15.79 $32,850 3.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $13.63 $14.51 $30,180 3.6 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 60 $10.11 $10.21 $21,240 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $9.84 $10.25 $21,320 4.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $10.24 $10.90 $22,680 6.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 360 $16.16 $15.84 $32,940 5.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (6) $12.44 $12.64 $26,280 3.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 30 $8.22 $8.57 $17,820 3.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $10.49 $10.47 $21,780 4.5 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (6) $8.91 $9.84 $20,460 7.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $8.79 $9.37 $19,500 3.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $13.50 $14.04 $29,210 3.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $10.23 $11.13 $23,150 5.3 %
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 5,480 $14.36 $15.18 $31,570 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $20.20 $20.98 $43,640 4.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 210 $18.40 $18.26 $37,980 8.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $15.38 $15.75 $32,770 4.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $22.41 $21.47 $44,650 4.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $11.32 $10.76 $22,390 7.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (6) $23.59 $22.65 $47,110 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 280 $10.93 $12.87 $26,760 12.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $14.42 $14.88 $30,960 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 $13.72 $14.71 $30,590 4.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $15.06 $15.88 $33,030 3.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $9.31 $9.66 $20,080 4.8 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (6) $13.78 $15.32 $31,870 17.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $12.59 $13.13 $27,310 3.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $14.79 $15.48 $32,200 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,630 $13.63 $13.42 $27,920 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $14.21 $16.02 $33,320 10.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $20.80 $20.37 $42,370 7.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) $16.93 $16.95 $35,250 4.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $11.64 $12.18 $25,340 5.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 190 $10.56 $10.80 $22,470 6.5 %
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 11,160 $11.08 $12.32 $25,620 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 770 $20.33 $22.03 $45,810 4.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $9.40 $9.70 $20,190 18.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (6) $13.23 $13.30 $27,660 3.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $11.92 $12.18 $25,320 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 610 $11.14 $10.76 $22,370 8.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (6) $22.91 $18.19 $37,840 7.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $10.62 $10.64 $22,140 2.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $13.80 $15.56 $32,370 11.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $10.56 $11.13 $23,160 5.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $16.69 $16.19 $33,670 5.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $11.27 $11.76 $24,470 13.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $17.14 $16.86 $35,080 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 250 $12.48 $13.40 $27,870 4.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $17.84 $17.88 $37,180 3.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $9.64 $9.86 $20,510 2.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 120 $18.42 $18.29 $38,050 5.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $14.48 $15.39 $32,000 5.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 310 $6.61 $6.83 $14,200 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 230 $6.62 $7.30 $15,180 6.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 450 $11.73 $11.18 $23,250 5.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $9.80 $9.93 $20,650 6.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (6) $10.57 $10.67 $22,190 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $12.66 $13.55 $28,190 5.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $18.12 $18.22 $37,900 6.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $10.37 $10.59 $22,030 6.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $11.60 $11.10 $23,080 4.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.96 $13.37 $27,820 4.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 100 $15.41 $15.62 $32,480 2.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 600 $11.80 $12.60 $26,210 3.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 120 $18.40 $17.68 $36,770 20.0 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (6) $8.29 $8.19 $17,030 3.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 240 $9.54 $10.60 $22,040 8.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (6) $9.98 $11.65 $24,230 10.2 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 100 $8.68 $11.67 $24,280 7.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $8.35 $9.61 $19,990 4.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 940 $9.64 $10.06 $20,920 4.1 %
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 8,890 $9.03 $9.99 $20,790 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $18.61 $18.09 $37,630 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $20.16 $20.33 $42,280 4.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (6) $7.03 $7.70 $16,010 3.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 410 $6.85 $8.09 $16,830 6.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 810 $13.74 $14.46 $30,090 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,040 $9.35 $10.16 $21,120 4.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.25 $8.90 $18,510 9.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 $8.44 $8.51 $17,710 2.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (6) $10.69 $11.86 $24,660 11.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $11.35 $11.49 $23,890 5.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,200 $11.31 $11.52 $23,960 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $7.89 $8.17 $16,990 5.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,940 $7.76 $8.16 $16,980 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 350 $10.42 $10.44 $21,720 4.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,100 $7.22 $7.97 $16,570 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $8.83 $9.33 $19,400 3.7 %

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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