Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Corpus Christi, TX MSA


For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Corpus Christi, TX MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Corpus Christi, TX MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 157,030 $11.35 $14.78 $30,730 2.5 %
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 8,630 $28.58 $32.63 $67,860 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 390 $47.72 $52.88 $109,990 5.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,200 $28.82 $35.61 $74,060 3.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (6) $29.47 $28.14 $58,530 7.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 160 $35.68 $36.58 $76,080 4.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 280 $30.63 $38.14 $79,330 5.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $24.18 $29.24 $60,830 11.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 390 $27.95 $27.45 $57,110 2.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $34.28 $34.11 $70,940 4.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 500 $28.21 $33.19 $69,030 3.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 160 $27.04 $30.50 $63,440 6.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $33.33 $35.34 $73,510 5.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (6) $29.16 $30.04 $62,490 3.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 150 $28.84 $29.61 $61,590 3.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 450 $29.64 $31.20 $64,890 2.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $12.23 $13.48 $28,040 5.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $58,580 1.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (6) $39.26 $40.86 $84,990 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 520 $11.52 $14.56 $30,270 10.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $15.24 $13.62 $28,340 12.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 360 $29.45 $28.09 $58,430 3.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $21.81 $22.74 $47,290 12.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $13.69 $16.33 $33,970 5.7 %
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 3,730 $22.16 $23.70 $49,300 3.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $19.42 $23.42 $48,710 9.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $20.71 $22.09 $45,950 4.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $24.69 $25.15 $52,310 4.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $31.12 $31.52 $65,550 13.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 310 $30.38 $29.50 $61,350 8.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $15.45 $16.48 $34,280 5.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $18.91 $20.51 $42,660 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $20.93 $22.53 $46,860 4.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 280 $25.20 $27.98 $58,200 5.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 830 $20.60 $22.30 $46,390 4.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 150 $13.99 $14.24 $29,620 5.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $26.05 $26.25 $54,610 3.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $19.32 $19.92 $41,440 8.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $29.37 $29.65 $61,670 8.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $22.18 $30.09 $62,590 14.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 80 $21.41 $26.68 $55,500 7.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $25.69 $25.82 $53,710 7.2 %
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 970 $21.64 $24.15 $50,220 4.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $20.83 $23.37 $48,610 6.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $39.53 $39.02 $81,160 7.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $30.37 $30.12 $62,650 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $18.67 $23.95 $49,810 6.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $18.81 $20.91 $43,490 5.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $28.00 $25.78 $53,630 5.9 %
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 2,740 $26.26 $26.29 $54,680 4.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $27.46 $36.72 $76,380 21.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $15.35 $15.95 $33,180 6.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 90 $36.86 $38.81 $80,720 7.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 360 $34.85 $33.11 $68,880 2.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 110 $33.67 $33.34 $69,340 1.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (6) $30.91 $30.40 $63,240 3.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $31.06 $31.33 $65,160 2.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $28.53 $25.90 $53,870 6.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (6) $32.31 $32.72 $68,060 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (6) $31.62 $31.91 $66,380 2.1 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (6) $43.56 $44.75 $93,090 4.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $14.86 $14.51 $30,190 7.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (6) $19.29 $19.86 $41,310 2.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 270 $14.46 $15.16 $31,530 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 180 $18.05 $17.32 $36,030 17.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 160 $11.65 $11.66 $24,260 4.8 %
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 1,030 $23.03 $25.26 $52,550 4.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 110 $37.31 $37.86 $78,760 5.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $25.30 $28.46 $59,190 8.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 30 $56.35 $52.75 $109,720 6.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 120 $22.08 $26.27 $54,640 7.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 130 $23.00 $24.71 $51,390 14.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $12.97 $15.56 $32,370 2.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 150 $23.68 $23.10 $48,050 4.6 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 110 $16.70 $17.01 $35,380 6.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $17.67 $18.59 $38,670 7.1 %
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 1,610 $15.62 $16.37 $34,060 4.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 100 $13.72 $15.14 $31,490 5.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 320 $23.39 $22.09 $45,940 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $14.55 $14.71 $30,590 2.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $16.08 $15.88 $33,030 2.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $18.28 $17.93 $37,300 3.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 170 $10.76 $11.52 $23,970 8.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 150 $15.98 $16.44 $34,200 5.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $15.46 $15.61 $32,460 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $9.01 $9.68 $20,140 4.3 %
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 1,200 $25.46 $37.70 $78,420 7.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 620 $42.61 $55.49 $115,410 10.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $26.11 $28.32 $58,900 16.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 380 $16.64 $18.18 $37,810 6.9 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $15.00 $15.01 $31,210 3.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $15.49 $15.13 $31,460 11.0 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 11,360 $17.19 $16.31 $33,920 1.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (6) $17.14 $18.45 $38,380 10.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 490 $8.00 $10.89 $22,650 12.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 290 (4) (4) $38,980 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,020 (4) (4) $38,870 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 600 (4) (4) $39,480 1.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $35,980 1.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (6) $16.37 $16.32 $33,940 2.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (6) $12.95 $13.81 $28,720 2.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $22.76 $21.59 $44,910 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $8.29 $8.60 $17,880 4.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 160 $23.70 $22.80 $47,430 2.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,690 (4) (4) $17,300 3.7 %
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 1,130 $14.52 $16.81 $34,970 8.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.69 $9.36 $19,460 3.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $12.53 $14.74 $30,670 15.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (4) (4) $32,200 5.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $30,190 28.9 %
27-3010 Announcers 100 $8.32 $11.11 $23,110 7.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $19.26 $23.51 $48,900 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $19.61 $20.10 $41,810 4.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 $12.93 $13.76 $28,620 2.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $8.97 $10.47 $21,780 8.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $12.25 $12.26 $25,500 2.2 %
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 8,080 $19.27 $25.08 $52,160 8.0 %
29-1020 Dentists 90 $69.02 $73.23 $152,320 17.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $21.86 $22.02 $45,810 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $37.15 $36.72 $76,380 3.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 (5) $73.16 $152,170 22.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,510 $21.04 $21.29 $44,270 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $25.57 $26.27 $54,650 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 210 $29.27 $29.20 $60,730 2.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $18.69 $18.59 $38,660 1.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $19.63 $20.58 $42,800 3.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 170 $19.68 $19.74 $41,060 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $13.74 $14.03 $29,180 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $25.98 $25.43 $52,890 3.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $22.84 $22.83 $47,480 2.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 330 $17.66 $17.83 $37,080 2.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 240 $9.61 $10.15 $21,100 4.3 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 80 $9.88 $11.41 $23,730 5.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $10.36 $10.59 $22,020 2.4 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (6) $14.22 $13.92 $28,960 4.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $14.69 $14.39 $29,940 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,470 $14.36 $14.56 $30,290 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $9.80 $10.63 $22,120 4.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (6) $9.11 $9.75 $20,270 3.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 80 $23.68 $25.21 $52,430 6.1 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 30 (4) (4) $29,620 8.3 %
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 4,920 $8.50 $9.66 $20,090 6.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 950 $9.79 $12.06 $25,080 19.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,020 $7.87 $7.97 $16,580 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $17.02 $16.08 $33,440 7.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 170 $9.91 $9.96 $20,710 4.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 360 $9.29 $9.78 $20,340 7.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 760 $9.64 $9.71 $20,200 1.9 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $9.23 $9.39 $19,530 1.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $10.85 $11.12 $23,140 6.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 80 $8.86 $8.76 $18,230 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 3,920 $11.98 $12.82 $26,670 5.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $23.62 $23.33 $48,530 15.5 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 30 $13.21 $15.51 $32,250 16.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 140 $22.05 $21.95 $45,660 9.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 800 $18.47 $17.21 $35,800 6.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 50 $13.64 $14.15 $29,430 11.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,300 $6.81 $7.90 $16,440 4.8 %
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 15,090 $6.56 $7.21 $15,000 2.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 100 $9.63 $9.96 $20,720 4.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,130 $9.96 $11.10 $23,080 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 900 $6.27 $6.28 $13,050 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 600 $7.07 $7.70 $16,020 5.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,140 $7.81 $8.08 $16,800 5.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 240 $6.83 $7.11 $14,790 6.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,350 $6.59 $6.79 $14,120 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 710 $6.27 $6.94 $14,440 7.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,170 $6.21 $6.32 $13,140 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,590 $6.46 $6.43 $13,380 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,940 $6.37 $7.10 $14,770 5.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 210 $7.51 $7.64 $15,900 3.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 630 $6.55 $6.61 $13,750 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 650 $6.54 $6.61 $13,750 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 390 $6.50 $6.59 $13,710 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 4,750 $7.48 $8.13 $16,920 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $10.27 $11.36 $23,630 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $12.59 $13.34 $27,760 4.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,020 $6.93 $7.54 $15,690 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,270 $7.13 $7.12 $14,800 1.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $12.37 $12.43 $25,860 7.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 930 $8.46 $9.10 $18,930 5.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $9.01 $10.33 $21,480 9.6 %
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 4,850 $6.65 $7.38 $15,350 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $11.18 $12.32 $25,620 6.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 210 $6.91 $7.39 $15,370 5.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 120 $6.28 $6.29 $13,080 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 160 $7.64 $8.23 $17,110 6.4 %
39-5011 Barbers (6) $8.02 $8.25 $17,150 11.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $8.47 $10.61 $22,070 7.6 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $8.60 $9.34 $19,430 4.4 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 40 $8.06 $11.43 $23,780 14.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 500 $6.66 $6.98 $14,510 2.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 2,540 $6.37 $6.28 $13,070 3.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $6.60 $8.16 $16,980 11.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 340 $7.13 $8.12 $16,880 5.9 %
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 16,710 $8.50 $11.68 $24,280 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,810 $13.03 $15.36 $31,950 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 330 $21.79 $25.44 $52,920 7.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,800 $6.97 $7.43 $15,460 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 840 $7.60 $9.82 $20,420 7.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $12.92 $15.25 $31,720 11.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,700 $8.45 $10.01 $20,810 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $12.04 $15.63 $32,510 10.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 390 $23.16 $21.21 $44,120 8.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $17.43 $32.03 $66,630 18.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 120 $11.83 $12.73 $26,470 12.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 210 $22.85 $26.44 $55,000 9.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,020 $19.41 $20.26 $42,150 3.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (6) $19.73 $19.98 $41,570 8.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 80 $26.98 $26.65 $55,440 6.3 %
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 27,750 $10.45 $11.62 $24,170 2.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,010 $15.90 $17.18 $35,740 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 440 $7.32 $8.07 $16,790 6.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $9.64 $10.05 $20,890 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 650 $9.77 $10.10 $21,010 4.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,150 $11.41 $11.89 $24,720 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 $12.45 $12.46 $25,910 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $15.25 $15.14 $31,500 6.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 880 $10.44 $11.01 $22,900 2.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 180 $10.77 $11.02 $22,920 2.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (6) $16.34 $15.71 $32,670 4.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,260 $8.85 $9.78 $20,350 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 330 $8.74 $9.70 $20,170 4.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $6.91 $7.04 $14,630 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 420 $12.43 $12.60 $26,200 8.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 120 $9.45 $9.52 $19,800 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $12.46 $12.57 $26,150 4.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $12.73 $13.47 $28,020 6.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 $10.62 $11.26 $23,420 6.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $12.75 $12.98 $27,000 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,350 $8.54 $8.93 $18,580 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (6) $10.48 $10.65 $22,140 3.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 80 $14.37 $14.69 $30,560 7.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $7.23 $7.74 $16,100 4.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $11.84 $11.63 $24,180 7.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $13.20 $13.21 $27,480 4.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $10.54 $11.01 $22,910 6.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 410 $19.78 $19.38 $40,310 5.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 590 $9.43 $10.23 $21,280 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,330 $8.92 $9.58 $19,930 4.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 200 $8.37 $10.65 $22,150 13.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,980 $14.90 $16.14 $33,570 5.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 390 $15.15 $15.33 $31,880 5.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 350 $8.59 $8.91 $18,530 4.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,350 $10.73 $10.88 $22,620 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 160 $14.17 $13.37 $27,810 6.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 310 $8.94 $9.34 $19,430 4.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $11.23 $12.79 $26,610 13.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $15.35 $14.81 $30,800 3.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $8.62 $9.33 $19,400 7.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,820 $8.22 $8.86 $18,430 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $7.28 $7.87 $16,360 4.0 %
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 270 $8.05 $9.43 $19,620 11.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 100 $6.26 $6.24 $12,970 4.4 %
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 10,890 $13.54 $14.57 $30,300 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 850 $22.51 $23.49 $48,870 5.5 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 630 $18.84 $18.15 $37,740 6.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 190 $15.78 $14.77 $30,720 7.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters (6) $12.42 $12.93 $26,890 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 $9.54 $10.29 $21,400 4.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,410 $9.32 $9.83 $20,450 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 140 $10.49 $10.95 $22,780 5.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 680 $10.17 $10.59 $22,030 4.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 620 $18.27 $18.61 $38,710 3.1 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (6) $16.23 $15.70 $32,660 2.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 450 $11.58 $13.18 $27,400 8.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $12.12 $12.28 $25,540 12.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 540 $17.99 $18.91 $39,330 5.4 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (6) $13.41 $13.83 $28,760 3.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $8.78 $9.26 $19,270 5.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 300 $21.91 $19.10 $39,720 14.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (6) $9.08 $10.64 $22,120 18.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 70 $9.14 $9.78 $20,340 6.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 200 $10.40 $10.46 $21,750 5.2 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 60 $8.26 $8.70 $18,100 3.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $10.16 $10.48 $21,800 4.2 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (6) $9.09 $9.07 $18,870 5.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $20.90 $21.17 $44,020 11.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 110 $12.90 $13.10 $27,260 4.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $12.97 $13.45 $27,970 9.9 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (6) $14.31 $14.60 $30,370 2.9 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (6) $15.62 $15.56 $32,370 2.3 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 120 $13.47 $15.17 $31,560 10.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (6) $15.74 $14.93 $31,060 4.7 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (6) $12.05 $12.59 $26,180 6.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9,610 $15.09 $16.07 $33,430 4.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 820 $21.36 $23.27 $48,390 3.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $12.08 $12.51 $26,030 6.3 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 180 $23.55 $23.13 $48,100 4.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 210 $20.83 $18.88 $39,270 11.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $14.40 $14.60 $30,370 3.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 70 $12.46 $14.08 $29,290 4.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,040 $21.99 $21.03 $43,750 3.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 210 $13.45 $14.87 $30,930 3.7 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $14.65 $14.13 $29,390 7.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,080 $13.19 $14.13 $29,390 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 450 $14.13 $14.18 $29,490 2.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 230 $14.14 $14.40 $29,940 4.1 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 60 $9.49 $11.02 $22,930 11.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $9.29 $10.15 $21,120 6.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $7.76 $8.07 $16,790 6.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 130 $22.05 $20.19 $42,000 7.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 400 $16.27 $16.38 $34,080 6.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 340 $17.71 $18.42 $38,320 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,990 $12.08 $13.08 $27,200 4.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $13.68 $14.71 $30,590 9.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $12.00 $13.09 $27,230 23.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $16.97 $18.06 $37,560 5.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 460 $12.93 $14.36 $29,880 10.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $10.64 $11.00 $22,880 3.8 %
49-9096 Riggers (6) $12.18 $12.55 $26,110 6.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 470 $9.12 $9.41 $19,570 3.2 %
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 8,460 $12.24 $14.04 $29,200 5.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 590 $20.03 $21.81 $45,370 4.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 $12.00 $11.17 $23,240 9.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 160 $13.29 $13.01 $27,060 3.0 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (6) $9.44 $10.03 $20,860 6.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 250 $9.70 $10.02 $20,850 5.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $7.22 $7.95 $16,530 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $12.96 $13.05 $27,150 4.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $6.37 $6.45 $13,420 6.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 320 $18.12 $17.86 $37,160 8.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 890 $13.41 $14.03 $29,180 3.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.75 $12.89 $26,810 5.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $20.38 $18.41 $38,300 15.3 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $10.63 $11.84 $24,620 5.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $9.58 $10.81 $22,490 8.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $7.93 $9.88 $20,560 9.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $6.75 $7.42 $15,430 6.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 170 $6.43 $6.44 $13,400 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $7.79 $8.13 $16,910 4.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 $8.93 $10.10 $21,000 6.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $9.80 $9.85 $20,480 11.9 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (6) $8.89 $8.97 $18,660 2.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $21.85 $20.67 $42,990 3.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $13.60 $13.96 $29,030 7.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 250 $22.93 $23.94 $49,800 5.5 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (6) $22.94 $22.86 $47,550 5.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $8.78 $9.52 $19,800 2.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $9.83 $10.09 $20,990 3.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $10.25 $11.33 $23,560 10.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 660 $19.14 $18.97 $39,460 5.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (6) $14.42 $13.70 $28,490 14.1 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 50 $9.08 $9.38 $19,510 7.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $8.52 $8.36 $17,380 5.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 70 $14.40 $15.03 $31,270 3.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $9.24 $9.80 $20,380 3.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 60 $10.10 $10.87 $22,620 14.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 460 $7.50 $7.73 $16,090 3.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,310 $10.10 $12.26 $25,510 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $14.93 $15.54 $32,330 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 350 $22.11 $23.91 $49,740 7.6 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 190 (4) (4) $56,830 6.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (6) $11.81 $11.92 $24,800 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 400 $10.81 $9.72 $20,220 5.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 610 $6.78 $8.39 $17,450 11.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,940 $12.93 $14.34 $29,840 5.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,080 $9.39 $9.95 $20,700 4.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $7.20 $8.08 $16,800 6.4 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (6) $14.10 $12.86 $26,750 13.9 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 100 $19.64 $23.91 $49,740 16.8 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators (6) $11.89 $11.96 $24,870 5.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $7.18 $8.56 $17,810 3.7 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors (6) $20.87 $21.44 $44,600 6.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 120 $22.47 $20.92 $43,510 3.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 200 $12.54 $13.64 $28,380 14.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $9.75 $10.40 $21,630 4.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 500 $7.03 $7.59 $15,790 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,660 $8.41 $8.67 $18,020 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 200 $7.31 $8.11 $16,870 2.9 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 50 $23.39 $21.32 $44,350 2.5 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (6) $13.20 $13.73 $28,570 7.2 %

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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