Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN 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 Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of North Dakota and Minnesota. 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 Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN 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 99,550 $12.17 $15.23 $31,680 1.9 %
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 5,370 $28.55 $35.13 $73,070 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 320 $53.51 $63.35 $131,770 4.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,420 $30.10 $39.68 $82,540 2.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 $7.47 $9.49 $19,730 12.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $20.99 $21.78 $45,300 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 210 $28.42 $34.41 $71,560 10.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 260 $34.70 $37.86 $78,740 4.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 70 $28.00 $28.00 $58,240 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 150 $23.44 $25.85 $53,760 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 350 $43.61 $46.57 $96,870 7.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 400 $29.62 $34.10 $70,940 3.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 120 $27.02 $30.93 $64,330 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $25.65 $29.51 $61,390 5.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $24.65 $28.86 $60,030 6.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $25.83 $28.06 $58,370 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $22.84 $25.59 $53,230 3.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $14.02 $15.65 $32,550 4.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $62,490 2.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 260 $30.70 $33.24 $69,130 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 110 $36.45 $42.35 $88,090 6.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $16.78 $18.62 $38,730 4.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $17.12 $18.15 $37,750 5.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $24.46 $26.44 $54,990 3.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 $17.20 $18.24 $37,950 7.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $18.72 $20.44 $42,520 6.2 %
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 3,050 $20.24 $23.61 $49,110 5.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $17.41 $17.87 $37,180 4.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $18.83 $20.95 $43,570 4.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $19.54 $19.48 $40,520 2.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $22.41 $22.01 $45,770 6.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $20.02 $20.21 $42,040 2.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $18.39 $18.89 $39,280 7.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $18.06 $19.67 $40,920 4.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $30.62 $32.26 $67,090 8.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 820 $19.96 $27.70 $57,630 12.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $18.90 $21.37 $44,460 2.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 $17.79 $19.97 $41,540 9.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $23.35 $26.67 $55,480 4.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $21.77 $20.84 $43,340 7.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $14.27 $15.97 $33,210 4.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 30 $32.90 $33.90 $70,510 2.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $21.08 $23.82 $49,540 6.3 %
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 2,530 $22.43 $25.31 $52,640 9.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 510 $21.10 $23.37 $48,600 8.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) $36.98 $37.95 $78,930 4.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 190 $39.12 $38.55 $80,170 8.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 690 $12.51 $14.11 $29,350 7.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 220 $28.44 $28.72 $59,740 2.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $24.13 $26.79 $55,720 7.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $20.40 $20.52 $42,680 4.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 120 $20.48 $20.49 $42,620 3.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 $21.59 $25.82 $53,710 16.4 %
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 1,550 $21.29 $23.50 $48,870 4.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $22.22 $24.93 $51,840 8.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $14.88 $20.10 $41,800 20.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 250 $24.27 $26.11 $54,310 3.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 130 $30.68 $31.65 $65,840 5.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $25.95 $26.36 $54,820 4.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $12.41 $13.33 $27,720 5.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (6) $23.08 $22.47 $46,730 4.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 $12.57 $13.25 $27,570 5.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $16.39 $17.50 $36,400 3.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 170 $16.45 $17.62 $36,650 3.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $11.71 $12.52 $26,030 3.0 %
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 970 $16.66 $19.70 $40,970 6.2 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 170 $16.27 $19.24 $40,020 3.0 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 30 $16.19 $18.56 $38,600 8.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $17.17 $21.78 $45,300 9.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (6) $26.54 $29.76 $61,890 20.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $20.28 $21.36 $44,430 4.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $17.74 $17.07 $35,500 2.9 %
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 1,530 $14.33 $14.31 $29,760 2.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $15.78 $15.47 $32,190 12.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $18.88 $18.85 $39,200 3.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (6) $16.95 $17.47 $36,340 2.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (6) $15.32 $16.40 $34,110 1.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $9.79 $11.22 $23,330 8.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 180 $17.42 $18.00 $37,430 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $16.48 $17.27 $35,930 5.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 150 $14.74 $14.44 $30,040 8.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 440 $8.53 $10.04 $20,870 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 610 $20.44 $26.38 $54,880 6.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 280 $30.65 $35.92 $74,720 8.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 230 $15.90 $16.82 $34,980 5.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,920 $16.77 $17.68 $36,770 4.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $63,180 1.6 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $50,250 1.4 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $62,800 2.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $56,770 4.4 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $54,420 1.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $53,490 1.6 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $52,770 1.7 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $63,030 5.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $57,480 8.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $42,310 1.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $43,530 1.2 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $45,540 1.7 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $40,550 2.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $20.05 $18.58 $38,640 8.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 380 $7.95 $8.37 $17,420 4.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,370 (4) (4) $38,260 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 110 (4) (4) $37,350 3.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $37,500 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $38,280 2.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 250 (4) (4) $38,450 2.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $40,030 2.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $9.86 $10.75 $22,360 9.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $18.17 $18.47 $38,420 2.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 140 $10.23 $10.93 $22,740 2.5 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 130 $16.44 $18.90 $39,310 7.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 990 (4) (4) $20,220 4.3 %
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 1,450 $12.80 $15.12 $31,460 4.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $8.26 $8.51 $17,700 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $14.18 $14.25 $29,630 5.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 70 $15.79 $15.55 $32,340 4.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $8.36 $8.98 $18,690 6.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $34,180 7.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $26,610 15.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $9.53 $9.90 $20,600 8.7 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 100 $12.31 $13.62 $28,330 13.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $20.03 $22.30 $46,390 7.4 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $13.21 $15.81 $32,890 12.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $22.00 $23.34 $48,550 8.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $13.70 $16.88 $35,120 14.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $14.93 $15.06 $31,320 4.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 100 $8.98 $10.96 $22,800 10.4 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (6) $6.64 $8.35 $17,370 8.9 %
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 4,020 $19.56 $24.02 $49,970 3.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.65 $18.40 $38,270 4.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $33.07 $32.73 $68,080 4.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 (5) $92.55 $192,500 9.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,460 $20.81 $21.53 $44,780 3.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $19.70 $19.94 $41,470 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $27.32 $27.28 $56,740 2.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $12.96 $13.33 $27,740 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 $16.26 $16.70 $34,740 4.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 150 $21.52 $21.46 $44,640 4.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $18.93 $18.96 $39,440 6.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $13.18 $13.55 $28,170 2.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $25.16 $24.35 $50,650 3.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (6) $18.07 $18.51 $38,500 1.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 50 $17.36 $17.81 $37,050 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 70 $10.62 $11.10 $23,090 4.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $13.39 $13.98 $29,070 8.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $10.43 $10.70 $22,250 5.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 510 $13.58 $13.78 $28,660 3.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $10.10 $10.57 $21,980 4.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $10.14 $11.37 $23,660 8.2 %
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 2,760 $9.48 $10.29 $21,410 4.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,000 $8.37 $8.57 $17,830 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,000 $9.82 $9.85 $20,480 2.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 $13.41 $13.53 $28,140 3.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 50 $11.08 $11.04 $22,960 3.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $11.33 $12.21 $25,390 1.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $8.26 $8.30 $17,270 2.8 %
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 1,200 $13.36 $14.83 $30,840 7.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 80 $13.29 $14.27 $29,670 2.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $23.16 $25.39 $52,810 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $21.00 $21.02 $43,730 1.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 410 $8.09 $8.41 $17,490 2.7 %
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 9,100 $7.00 $7.56 $15,730 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $16.96 $16.27 $33,840 4.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 750 $9.99 $10.75 $22,350 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 460 $7.20 $7.20 $14,970 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $8.94 $8.82 $18,350 7.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 780 $8.48 $8.73 $18,150 1.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 80 $7.32 $7.23 $15,040 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 440 $7.97 $8.09 $16,820 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 790 $6.42 $6.57 $13,670 2.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,710 $7.37 $7.38 $15,350 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 600 $6.72 $7.15 $14,870 5.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,960 $6.23 $6.41 $13,320 2.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $7.56 $7.95 $16,540 6.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 270 $6.47 $6.56 $13,650 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 370 $6.48 $6.55 $13,630 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 380 $6.57 $6.95 $14,460 3.9 %
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 3,360 $8.65 $9.60 $19,960 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $11.76 $12.85 $26,730 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $16.24 $17.52 $36,430 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,760 $8.71 $9.51 $19,790 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 860 $7.64 $7.67 $15,960 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $9.84 $10.47 $21,790 3.0 %
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 2,660 $8.15 $9.53 $19,820 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 190 $11.81 $11.55 $24,020 11.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.80 $8.04 $16,730 7.4 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 280 $7.16 $10.59 $22,020 19.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 350 $6.76 $7.16 $14,890 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 400 $9.98 $11.28 $23,460 10.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $7.43 $8.02 $16,690 6.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 170 $7.70 $8.10 $16,840 8.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 270 $8.97 $11.15 $23,190 10.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $8.20 $9.74 $20,260 8.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $10.43 $11.83 $24,600 5.7 %
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 12,230 $9.41 $13.24 $27,530 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,150 $13.48 $15.45 $32,130 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $19.20 $22.61 $47,030 9.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,140 $7.37 $7.43 $15,460 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 560 $7.17 $8.08 $16,810 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 330 $12.30 $12.94 $26,910 3.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,470 $8.42 $10.12 $21,060 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $15.15 $15.86 $32,990 6.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 460 $19.83 $27.48 $57,150 12.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 $21.45 $37.90 $78,840 20.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (6) $14.55 $15.77 $32,810 7.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 390 $21.00 $24.14 $50,200 6.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,180 $19.48 $21.47 $44,660 2.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 140 $10.31 $14.08 $29,280 9.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $22.55 $25.53 $53,090 11.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $8.12 $8.93 $18,570 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 18,260 $11.38 $12.08 $25,130 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 900 $15.84 $16.63 $34,600 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $9.92 $9.94 $20,680 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 370 $11.92 $12.45 $25,900 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 270 $11.68 $12.09 $25,140 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,680 $11.78 $11.94 $24,830 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $13.97 $14.24 $29,620 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.23 $13.80 $28,700 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $9.63 $9.63 $20,030 2.1 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (6) $12.65 $12.86 $26,760 2.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (6) $13.45 $13.29 $27,630 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,540 $11.71 $12.28 $25,540 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $10.38 $10.43 $21,690 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $8.15 $8.19 $17,030 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 240 $9.49 $9.70 $20,180 4.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $7.48 $8.41 $17,490 5.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $10.73 $11.45 $23,820 2.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $12.14 $12.35 $25,700 4.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 190 $11.93 $12.40 $25,790 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $15.28 $15.41 $32,050 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 910 $9.51 $9.51 $19,790 2.3 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 70 $16.35 $16.95 $35,260 4.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $9.67 $10.01 $20,830 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (6) $15.42 $15.55 $32,350 2.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (6) $12.79 $13.41 $27,890 6.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $16.44 $16.99 $35,340 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 $10.79 $11.42 $23,750 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,390 $8.77 $9.41 $19,570 2.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (6) $7.80 $8.13 $16,910 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 970 $14.15 $15.21 $31,630 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 130 $12.52 $12.84 $26,700 2.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 120 $10.22 $10.52 $21,870 5.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,360 $11.72 $12.09 $25,150 2.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 170 $13.48 $14.12 $29,370 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 510 $10.13 $10.31 $21,440 2.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 140 $11.09 $11.89 $24,730 5.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 380 $10.79 $11.22 $23,340 5.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 120 $9.67 $9.90 $20,580 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,000 $10.31 $10.55 $21,940 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (6) $10.08 $10.21 $21,230 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 160 $12.96 $13.50 $28,070 3.3 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 $10.81 $10.38 $21,600 7.6 %
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 4,970 $15.15 $16.37 $34,040 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 490 $21.46 $21.96 $45,670 4.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $21.46 $22.70 $47,220 7.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 890 $14.69 $15.27 $31,770 2.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 230 $13.51 $13.93 $28,970 3.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 790 $11.84 $12.00 $24,960 1.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $14.69 $14.03 $29,180 6.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 370 $16.10 $16.16 $33,610 1.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 130 $22.02 $21.29 $44,290 6.3 %
47-2082 Tapers 40 $16.16 $16.14 $33,580 4.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 480 $19.15 $18.95 $39,410 5.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers 70 $13.10 $13.34 $27,740 3.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $12.59 $13.10 $27,250 1.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $20.90 $21.98 $45,710 6.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $13.59 $14.05 $29,220 3.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $17.71 $17.70 $36,820 3.3 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (6) $12.76 $14.44 $30,040 20.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 80 $10.66 $11.34 $23,590 5.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 90 $12.34 $11.72 $24,380 7.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $10.89 $11.43 $23,780 12.1 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 50 $10.61 $10.55 $21,950 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $20.82 $20.64 $42,930 2.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $15.05 $14.89 $30,970 6.1 %
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 3,930 $15.46 $16.09 $33,470 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $19.53 $20.51 $42,660 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 180 $14.17 $15.23 $31,670 5.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $21.43 $21.20 $44,100 3.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (6) $12.18 $12.29 $25,570 5.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) $20.92 $20.34 $42,310 5.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $16.41 $16.00 $33,290 15.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $16.93 $16.98 $35,330 7.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 $19.12 $19.15 $39,830 4.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $15.89 $16.02 $33,320 4.6 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $13.10 $13.04 $27,130 3.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $14.83 $15.35 $31,920 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $15.37 $15.12 $31,450 3.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $13.77 $13.55 $28,180 2.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $16.81 $16.75 $34,840 2.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $10.00 $10.27 $21,360 4.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 $21.76 $20.44 $42,510 5.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 30 $16.35 $16.64 $34,600 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 630 $13.59 $13.82 $28,740 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $10.33 $12.04 $25,040 10.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 140 $16.85 $16.93 $35,220 2.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $22.43 $22.12 $46,000 5.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $16.97 $16.70 $34,730 2.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $11.15 $12.21 $25,400 5.0 %
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 6,510 $10.83 $12.07 $25,100 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 500 $15.43 $16.70 $34,730 4.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 70 $10.47 $12.33 $25,640 12.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 730 $9.66 $9.92 $20,640 3.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 260 $10.12 $11.08 $23,040 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $11.10 $11.68 $24,300 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 80 $8.46 $8.98 $18,670 6.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $9.04 $9.96 $20,710 8.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $13.66 $14.57 $30,320 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 470 $13.97 $14.37 $29,890 2.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $12.42 $13.10 $27,250 11.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $15.34 $16.01 $33,300 10.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $10.34 $12.08 $25,120 8.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $9.65 $9.41 $19,580 3.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 $9.55 $9.79 $20,370 3.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $11.30 $11.01 $22,900 4.5 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 40 $10.86 $11.09 $23,070 8.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $16.91 $18.72 $38,930 3.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $17.71 $17.40 $36,200 2.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $15.50 $17.21 $35,790 9.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.25 $11.87 $24,680 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $13.88 $15.38 $31,990 7.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 190 $11.19 $11.33 $23,570 5.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.06 $12.86 $26,740 2.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (6) $10.20 $10.22 $21,270 2.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $9.95 $10.56 $21,970 5.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 70 $14.72 $16.28 $33,860 10.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 110 $8.65 $8.69 $18,070 5.3 %
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 7,430 $11.18 $12.45 $25,900 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $16.13 $16.93 $35,220 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $19.79 $20.47 $42,580 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 200 $10.70 $11.10 $23,090 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 520 $11.93 $12.28 $25,540 5.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,670 $15.97 $16.07 $33,430 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 780 $10.52 $11.80 $24,550 8.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 170 $8.35 $8.47 $17,620 3.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (6) $6.43 $7.12 $14,810 8.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 120 $8.10 $8.70 $18,100 5.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 90 $13.49 $14.29 $29,730 5.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $17.59 $17.42 $36,240 9.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (6) $16.86 $17.03 $35,430 3.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 350 $11.80 $11.90 $24,760 3.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 370 $7.73 $8.54 $17,760 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,610 $9.93 $10.71 $22,280 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 650 $7.46 $7.70 $16,020 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $13.86 $13.77 $28,640 2.6 %

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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