Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Decatur, 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 Decatur, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in 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 Decatur, 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 53,030 $12.18 $14.52 $30,200 2.7 %
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 2,490 $28.28 $30.09 $62,600 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $49.24 $54.22 $112,780 7.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 780 $26.32 $30.79 $64,030 2.8 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $6.58 $7.78 $16,180 20.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $29.65 $31.08 $64,640 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $26.33 $28.26 $58,790 5.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 $19.86 $25.25 $52,530 11.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $29.38 $29.98 $62,350 4.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 70 $30.02 $30.68 $63,820 4.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 150 $35.42 $36.57 $76,060 4.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $20.04 $24.19 $50,310 10.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $31.38 $29.87 $62,120 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $71,000 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $39.63 $40.24 $83,710 2.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $15.31 $16.97 $35,290 9.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $28.46 $31.82 $66,180 5.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $19.00 $22.38 $46,550 21.3 %
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 1,440 $22.23 $24.66 $51,290 8.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $25.16 $24.55 $51,060 3.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $17.54 $17.06 $35,490 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $19.67 $20.86 $43,390 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $17.41 $19.20 $39,930 6.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $26.39 $32.60 $67,810 12.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 160 $20.62 $22.34 $46,470 5.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $15.75 $18.09 $37,630 7.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $6.46 $7.09 $14,750 19.2 %
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 250 $28.03 $27.57 $57,350 4.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $32.33 $33.60 $69,880 6.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 40 $13.42 $16.46 $34,230 9.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $30.85 $30.65 $63,760 3.8 %
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 1,270 $26.35 $26.85 $55,860 3.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 80 $35.41 $36.07 $75,030 2.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $21.49 $23.56 $49,000 5.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $34.01 $33.67 $70,030 3.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $30.90 $29.72 $61,810 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 160 $31.68 $33.70 $70,090 2.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $19.12 $18.45 $38,380 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (6) $23.15 $20.00 $41,600 14.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (6) $20.89 $20.81 $43,280 2.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $18.13 $17.99 $37,430 2.7 %
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 220 $20.86 $22.66 $47,130 5.6 %
19-2031 Chemists (6) $32.62 $30.87 $64,220 2.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $20.22 $20.04 $41,680 5.4 %
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 360 $13.57 $15.15 $31,500 8.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $24.22 $23.75 $49,400 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $13.63 $14.49 $30,150 3.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $10.12 $11.31 $23,520 9.2 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 70 $17.41 $25.63 $53,320 18.0 %
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 3,260 $16.33 $15.12 $31,440 6.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 230 $9.02 $8.78 $18,270 6.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $38,260 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 740 (4) (4) $40,470 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 660 (4) (4) $39,700 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $44,780 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $38,410 2.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $38,520 2.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $18.85 $16.82 $34,990 7.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 920 (4) (4) $14,260 5.3 %
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 210 $12.28 $13.11 $27,280 5.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $8.45 $8.76 $18,210 5.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (6) $15.98 $15.23 $31,680 8.3 %
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 2,340 $16.78 $20.67 $42,990 4.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $35.73 $35.28 $73,380 3.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 790 $19.49 $19.73 $41,040 1.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $26.03 $27.68 $57,570 8.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $13.01 $13.50 $28,080 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $13.43 $13.99 $29,100 8.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 50 $15.24 $15.25 $31,720 2.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 80 $8.52 $8.70 $18,100 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 520 $14.00 $13.84 $28,780 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (6) $10.11 $10.33 $21,480 4.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 $24.94 $25.67 $53,390 5.0 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,200 $8.47 $9.54 $19,830 4.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 560 $7.81 $7.83 $16,290 2.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $21.04 $20.84 $43,340 6.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 110 $14.10 $13.79 $28,690 10.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 100 $9.84 $9.58 $19,920 4.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $9.56 $9.27 $19,280 7.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $6.84 $7.29 $15,150 8.0 %
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 1,350 $11.18 $12.91 $26,850 6.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $21.49 $22.09 $45,950 3.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 50 $12.97 $13.99 $29,110 6.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 360 $15.12 $15.35 $31,930 6.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 530 $8.95 $8.90 $18,520 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 3,640 $6.48 $6.81 $14,150 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 $8.55 $8.94 $18,600 5.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 280 $6.52 $6.52 $13,550 3.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 340 $7.02 $7.29 $15,160 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 150 $7.02 $7.18 $14,940 3.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 $6.93 $7.17 $14,910 7.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 170 $6.72 $7.10 $14,780 4.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 50 $7.01 $7.01 $14,580 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,150 $6.29 $6.29 $13,090 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 100 $6.01 $5.88 $12,240 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 610 $6.20 $6.15 $12,800 2.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 40 $6.62 $6.77 $14,090 4.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 60 $6.47 $6.59 $13,700 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 $6.53 $6.60 $13,730 3.3 %
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 1,370 $7.94 $8.80 $18,300 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $11.07 $11.10 $23,080 6.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $7.86 $8.17 $16,990 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 320 $6.59 $6.87 $14,290 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $10.85 $11.38 $23,660 8.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $10.26 $11.39 $23,690 9.4 %
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 750 $7.57 $8.99 $18,700 5.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 40 $6.80 $8.29 $17,230 11.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 80 $7.43 $8.30 $17,260 8.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 170 $6.41 $6.75 $14,040 6.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 190 $8.53 $9.76 $20,290 11.0 %
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 5,410 $8.55 $11.71 $24,350 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 480 $11.30 $13.01 $27,050 4.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $26.86 $28.63 $59,560 5.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,890 $7.12 $7.30 $15,180 2.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $8.05 $9.72 $20,220 7.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $10.96 $13.05 $27,140 7.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,610 $8.54 $10.77 $22,400 6.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $15.41 $18.76 $39,010 8.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $29.61 $28.79 $59,880 11.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 580 $18.22 $20.43 $42,490 6.2 %
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 7,030 $10.73 $11.59 $24,110 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 480 $14.98 $16.23 $33,770 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $8.03 $8.43 $17,530 7.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $11.39 $12.37 $25,730 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 150 $11.90 $12.14 $25,250 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 560 $10.65 $11.13 $23,150 3.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $11.78 $12.02 $24,990 4.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 420 $9.01 $9.31 $19,370 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $10.24 $11.10 $23,080 4.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 290 $10.36 $11.12 $23,130 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $7.78 $8.02 $16,670 4.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $6.56 $6.59 $13,710 3.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $11.13 $11.92 $24,780 13.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $7.05 $7.29 $15,170 6.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 50 $10.57 $10.87 $22,600 4.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $10.57 $10.54 $21,920 1.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $9.80 $10.57 $21,980 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (6) $15.21 $15.60 $32,450 5.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 $8.17 $8.53 $17,750 3.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $11.75 $12.04 $25,050 7.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $14.76 $16.15 $33,580 10.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $13.63 $14.52 $30,190 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 280 $11.96 $12.74 $26,500 3.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 660 $8.02 $8.59 $17,870 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $10.76 $11.28 $23,470 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 340 $14.19 $15.45 $32,130 3.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $12.24 $12.70 $26,410 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 120 $10.38 $10.36 $21,550 1.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 810 $11.11 $11.27 $23,450 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $10.87 $12.19 $25,360 6.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $10.99 $11.37 $23,660 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 800 $10.10 $10.44 $21,710 2.6 %
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 60 $8.71 $10.00 $20,800 5.8 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,260 $14.62 $15.27 $31,760 3.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 310 $21.49 $21.23 $44,150 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 260 $12.75 $13.13 $27,310 5.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $10.72 $11.97 $24,900 8.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 250 $9.79 $10.11 $21,020 3.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $15.95 $15.10 $31,400 8.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 $15.57 $15.63 $32,500 4.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 430 $20.09 $20.41 $42,440 4.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 440 $14.35 $15.52 $32,280 18.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $13.64 $13.45 $27,980 5.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $17.72 $16.59 $34,510 5.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $10.91 $11.80 $24,540 7.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (6) $16.78 $16.87 $35,090 2.4 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 50 $11.77 $11.59 $24,110 7.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 90 $13.22 $13.10 $27,240 6.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $9.35 $9.69 $20,150 5.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $16.81 $17.95 $37,330 3.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (6) $17.01 $18.16 $37,780 3.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $12.69 $12.62 $26,260 4.4 %
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 3,100 $15.34 $16.47 $34,250 4.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 260 $20.38 $22.89 $47,610 5.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $11.85 $12.20 $25,370 8.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $13.32 $12.84 $26,700 5.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 $14.05 $14.42 $30,000 2.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $12.26 $13.09 $27,220 7.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $9.47 $9.91 $20,600 6.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $16.67 $16.58 $34,490 5.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (6) $15.71 $15.71 $32,680 5.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 820 $14.79 $15.75 $32,760 4.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $14.41 $16.24 $33,780 7.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 350 $17.05 $17.21 $35,800 8.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $12.26 $12.54 $26,080 5.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $9.13 $9.04 $18,800 5.5 %
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 9,510 $14.21 $14.07 $29,270 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 550 $20.98 $22.19 $46,160 3.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 80 $8.43 $9.07 $18,860 7.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $13.38 $13.62 $28,320 4.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $12.52 $12.68 $26,370 7.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 450 $14.63 $13.63 $28,360 5.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $10.69 $11.32 $23,540 2.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 530 $15.62 $15.03 $31,260 7.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $10.73 $11.16 $23,200 3.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $18.23 $17.51 $36,410 5.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 300 $12.83 $13.36 $27,800 4.0 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (6) $10.67 $11.79 $24,520 8.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $17.06 $17.64 $36,690 5.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $11.85 $14.47 $30,100 10.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $8.18 $8.19 $17,040 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $7.94 $8.42 $17,500 4.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $10.23 $10.31 $21,450 6.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $7.23 $7.96 $16,560 8.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 120 $8.73 $8.81 $18,320 6.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (6) $13.16 $13.42 $27,910 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.30 $14.29 $29,710 8.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $10.33 $10.46 $21,750 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 $13.08 $15.63 $32,510 6.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 70 $9.45 $10.97 $22,820 7.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $9.99 $10.24 $21,310 6.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.10 $14.15 $29,420 6.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 100 $11.32 $12.41 $25,810 9.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $11.95 $11.93 $24,820 6.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 480 $13.71 $12.41 $25,800 10.8 %
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 4,460 $10.19 $11.82 $24,600 4.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $19.44 $19.09 $39,710 6.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $16.72 $19.74 $41,060 12.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (6) $8.32 $10.12 $21,050 15.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,130 $16.14 $15.72 $32,690 4.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 410 $11.26 $13.89 $28,890 7.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $15.88 $16.15 $33,590 3.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $11.41 $12.97 $26,980 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $10.59 $10.94 $22,750 3.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $8.09 $10.64 $22,130 11.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 970 $9.02 $10.01 $20,810 3.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 70 $10.05 $10.43 $21,690 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.

(6) Estimates not released.



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May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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