Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fort Smith, AR-OK 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 Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma. 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 Fort Smith, AR-OK 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 97,120 $11.09 $13.22 $27,500 1.5 %
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 3,560 $26.95 $30.58 $63,600 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $58.21 $64.68 $134,540 8.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,310 $27.64 $34.14 $71,000 3.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 $6.57 $9.26 $19,270 9.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $31.45 $37.24 $77,460 6.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 $34.11 $37.17 $77,310 4.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $23.78 $23.99 $49,900 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $31.70 $32.80 $68,220 8.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $26.35 $29.76 $61,890 3.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 80 $29.38 $30.01 $62,430 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 220 $25.64 $28.58 $59,440 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $25.59 $26.58 $55,280 3.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $28.14 $27.60 $57,420 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $28.20 $28.90 $60,110 4.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $10.28 $11.45 $23,810 5.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $64,800 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $35.15 $39.20 $81,550 6.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $13.15 $17.05 $35,460 9.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $12.47 $13.42 $27,920 6.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $28.32 $30.61 $63,660 4.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $13.25 $14.14 $29,420 7.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $15.33 $18.49 $38,450 8.1 %
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 2,000 $17.49 $20.13 $41,860 2.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (6) $19.81 $21.63 $44,990 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $19.76 $21.02 $43,720 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $23.03 $22.21 $46,190 6.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $16.12 $16.30 $33,900 7.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $21.50 $24.48 $50,920 6.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $13.47 $14.92 $31,030 4.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $15.67 $17.70 $36,810 4.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $13.68 $16.24 $33,770 7.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $22.21 $24.26 $50,470 15.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 360 $18.45 $20.57 $42,790 4.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $14.15 $14.54 $30,250 8.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $17.40 $21.01 $43,700 10.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $21.77 $20.65 $42,960 1.8 %
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 550 $19.14 $21.11 $43,900 4.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $18.69 $19.85 $41,290 5.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 $12.30 $14.09 $29,300 6.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (6) $29.36 $29.28 $60,900 2.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $18.24 $19.15 $39,830 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 $16.51 $17.20 $35,780 6.0 %
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 770 $18.94 $20.40 $42,440 2.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $25.84 $25.96 $54,000 3.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $23.73 $24.99 $51,980 5.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $26.90 $26.69 $55,520 3.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $26.76 $27.30 $56,780 2.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $13.81 $14.92 $31,020 2.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $13.75 $14.37 $29,900 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 90 $15.22 $15.37 $31,970 2.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $10.66 $11.59 $24,100 5.2 %
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 210 $17.27 $19.92 $41,440 4.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $19.43 $22.02 $45,790 14.2 %
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 690 $12.93 $14.07 $29,270 3.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $10.16 $11.13 $23,140 2.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 150 $20.93 $20.15 $41,910 4.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $12.21 $11.87 $24,690 1.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $13.85 $15.53 $32,310 7.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (6) $12.26 $13.49 $28,050 10.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $8.13 $9.19 $19,120 6.6 %
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 260 $18.38 $25.31 $52,640 8.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 80 $32.32 $41.51 $86,340 9.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $13.41 $15.27 $31,770 13.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $15.02 $17.19 $35,750 9.7 %
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 4,290 $15.54 $15.15 $31,520 3.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 $11.60 $13.72 $28,540 21.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 220 $6.50 $7.33 $15,250 4.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $34,200 2.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 990 (4) (4) $35,520 3.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $37,380 3.9 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $39,820 2.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 600 (4) (4) $37,690 3.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $36,780 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $38,830 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $37,880 3.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 40 $16.36 $16.13 $33,550 3.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $20.40 $20.22 $42,060 3.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 490 (4) (4) $14,400 2.7 %
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 670 $12.24 $13.85 $28,810 5.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $8.62 $9.09 $18,920 2.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $11.80 $12.40 $25,790 8.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $8.60 $9.95 $20,690 6.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $11.89 $13.15 $27,360 4.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $16.81 $17.67 $36,760 3.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $9.02 $10.60 $22,040 15.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $9.87 $13.31 $27,690 19.1 %
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 5,150 $16.85 $22.07 $45,900 6.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $37.69 $34.76 $72,300 2.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 (5) $88.95 $185,020 10.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,790 $19.06 $19.12 $39,780 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $24.37 $24.47 $50,890 2.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $26.78 $25.21 $52,430 6.1 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 80 $21.85 $22.98 $47,800 15.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $16.34 $16.60 $34,530 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $19.09 $19.91 $41,420 4.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $18.32 $18.11 $37,670 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $13.86 $13.28 $27,630 6.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $23.46 $21.72 $45,170 12.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $14.89 $15.62 $32,490 6.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $22.76 $21.48 $44,680 6.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $15.60 $15.88 $33,030 3.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $11.46 $11.44 $23,800 4.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $8.65 $9.41 $19,560 4.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $12.55 $12.54 $26,090 1.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,160 $12.29 $12.32 $25,610 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $11.39 $11.46 $23,840 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $9.65 $9.72 $20,220 4.5 %
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 2,640 $8.06 $8.50 $17,680 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 500 $7.79 $7.90 $16,420 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,440 $7.78 $7.80 $16,220 1.7 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 60 $10.75 $11.68 $24,290 10.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $10.20 $10.37 $21,560 3.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 60 $13.76 $12.76 $26,550 8.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $10.22 $9.95 $20,710 2.6 %
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 1,240 $12.81 $13.80 $28,700 4.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 110 $12.02 $12.00 $24,950 2.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $16.73 $20.83 $43,330 4.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 370 $14.79 $15.24 $31,700 3.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards (6) $8.76 $9.12 $18,980 3.7 %
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 7,050 $6.54 $7.09 $14,750 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 660 $10.08 $10.74 $22,330 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 460 $6.72 $7.31 $15,210 4.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 590 $6.93 $7.13 $14,830 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 290 $8.12 $8.31 $17,290 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $7.18 $7.22 $15,010 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 550 $6.57 $6.89 $14,340 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 $6.30 $6.85 $14,250 4.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,030 $6.21 $6.21 $12,920 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 220 $6.62 $6.73 $14,000 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,080 $6.23 $6.44 $13,400 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $6.24 $6.29 $13,080 3.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 230 $6.86 $6.97 $14,500 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 350 $6.45 $6.57 $13,670 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $6.78 $6.85 $14,260 2.6 %
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 2,450 $8.12 $8.57 $17,820 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $12.81 $13.35 $27,760 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $12.67 $14.02 $29,160 6.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,230 $8.43 $8.57 $17,820 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 550 $6.59 $6.71 $13,960 3.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $10.02 $11.02 $22,910 8.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 430 $8.71 $8.86 $18,420 2.4 %
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 1,350 $7.34 $7.75 $16,110 1.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $10.25 $10.94 $22,760 4.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $7.00 $7.33 $15,240 5.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 40 $6.51 $6.47 $13,450 3.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $7.31 $7.97 $16,590 6.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 560 $6.72 $6.87 $14,300 2.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $10.34 $10.61 $22,070 4.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $7.80 $8.02 $16,670 3.1 %
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 9,390 $8.49 $11.26 $23,410 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,070 $12.74 $13.82 $28,740 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $21.48 $23.46 $48,800 4.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,440 $6.82 $7.03 $14,620 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $7.04 $7.80 $16,210 2.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $10.41 $10.70 $22,250 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,210 $7.69 $9.01 $18,730 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $17.02 $18.72 $38,940 4.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 250 $14.75 $18.30 $38,060 14.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 730 $18.14 $19.27 $40,070 3.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $10.61 $13.46 $28,000 11.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $10.24 $12.12 $25,210 7.4 %
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 14,270 $10.18 $11.11 $23,120 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 910 $14.81 $15.98 $33,250 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $8.14 $8.12 $16,880 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $10.20 $10.67 $22,190 4.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 310 $10.15 $10.74 $22,340 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,380 $11.22 $11.63 $24,180 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $11.28 $11.73 $24,390 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (6) $12.75 $13.39 $27,850 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $8.50 $8.73 $18,160 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $11.04 $11.05 $22,980 3.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (6) $12.19 $12.68 $26,380 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 620 $10.73 $11.54 $24,000 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $7.93 $8.36 $17,390 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $6.89 $7.01 $14,580 3.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $9.30 $9.40 $19,550 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $10.65 $11.22 $23,340 3.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $11.00 $11.21 $23,310 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $10.64 $11.17 $23,240 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $11.60 $11.85 $24,640 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 680 $8.67 $8.81 $18,330 1.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 30 $9.56 $10.37 $21,570 3.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $12.01 $15.43 $32,090 10.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $7.40 $7.69 $16,010 6.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $9.45 $10.23 $21,270 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $14.96 $18.74 $38,970 12.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $12.19 $11.97 $24,890 2.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $18.76 $18.22 $37,890 2.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $18.90 $18.76 $39,020 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 $18.28 $16.91 $35,160 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 $11.75 $13.43 $27,930 4.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $12.73 $12.64 $26,280 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,380 $8.40 $9.02 $18,770 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 140 $10.07 $10.23 $21,270 6.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 330 $15.04 $16.12 $33,520 3.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 90 $8.22 $9.74 $20,260 12.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 140 $8.87 $9.52 $19,800 5.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,230 $10.06 $10.35 $21,520 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 $12.83 $12.82 $26,660 2.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 170 $8.35 $8.60 $17,890 6.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (6) $11.66 $12.25 $25,470 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (6) $10.01 $11.02 $22,930 11.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $8.15 $8.37 $17,400 3.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,970 $8.76 $9.13 $19,000 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 100 $10.82 $10.39 $21,610 6.5 %
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 300 $8.24 $8.53 $17,750 4.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 120 $9.29 $8.55 $17,790 8.8 %
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 4,660 $13.69 $14.07 $29,270 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 400 $19.73 $20.00 $41,610 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $10.26 $13.08 $27,210 26.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 500 $13.83 $14.01 $29,130 5.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 50 $9.86 $10.23 $21,290 10.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 170 $12.04 $11.98 $24,920 2.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 420 $9.99 $10.10 $21,010 1.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 150 $12.63 $12.62 $26,240 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 310 $13.90 $14.00 $29,120 2.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 30 $11.61 $11.52 $23,960 7.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 290 $17.34 $17.53 $36,470 3.0 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 90 $11.31 $11.61 $24,150 6.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $9.97 $10.57 $21,990 4.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $10.27 $10.38 $21,600 2.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 30 $11.69 $12.27 $25,530 6.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $13.74 $13.49 $28,050 3.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 60 $9.64 $9.44 $19,630 4.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $12.97 $14.60 $30,370 12.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $10.62 $11.29 $23,480 1.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (6) $10.89 $11.14 $23,180 3.9 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 50 $15.86 $15.43 $32,100 4.3 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 130 $13.73 $16.00 $33,270 9.8 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 170 $12.70 $12.67 $26,350 2.2 %
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 4,500 $13.77 $14.37 $29,880 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $18.72 $20.01 $41,630 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $12.00 $12.36 $25,700 4.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $14.41 $17.01 $35,380 8.5 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 50 $15.34 $14.76 $30,700 3.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) $15.98 $16.24 $33,770 5.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $13.84 $14.65 $30,470 3.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 430 $12.80 $13.21 $27,480 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 370 $13.58 $14.11 $29,350 2.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $11.40 $11.97 $24,890 5.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 190 $16.09 $15.92 $33,110 1.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $6.54 $6.80 $14,150 6.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $8.78 $8.94 $18,590 4.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 $15.64 $17.35 $36,090 6.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 240 $11.57 $12.60 $26,200 4.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $10.08 $10.90 $22,680 10.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 330 $13.16 $13.86 $28,830 4.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,040 $14.06 $13.71 $28,520 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $13.91 $14.15 $29,440 4.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $13.11 $13.73 $28,550 9.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $8.51 $9.08 $18,890 4.9 %
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 18,920 $10.89 $11.78 $24,500 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 880 $16.34 $17.40 $36,180 3.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 400 $15.92 $15.43 $32,090 2.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 170 $14.69 $14.00 $29,110 6.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,500 $13.51 $13.02 $27,080 2.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $8.44 $8.84 $18,390 5.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $9.80 $9.74 $20,260 2.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 150 $9.27 $10.28 $21,390 8.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $8.73 $9.01 $18,740 7.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.40 $13.52 $28,130 7.1 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 170 $15.60 $15.28 $31,780 5.7 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.51 $14.54 $30,240 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 610 $13.96 $13.40 $27,860 2.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $10.61 $11.23 $23,370 4.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 240 $14.00 $14.16 $29,450 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $14.95 $13.54 $28,160 4.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $14.04 $14.29 $29,730 13.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 120 $15.67 $15.00 $31,200 2.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (6) $11.12 $11.81 $24,560 3.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $15.70 $14.85 $30,900 2.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.42 $12.61 $26,220 7.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (6) $7.96 $9.42 $19,590 16.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $11.61 $12.73 $26,490 5.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $11.89 $12.43 $25,850 7.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $6.99 $7.31 $15,200 6.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $7.77 $7.60 $15,800 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 $7.20 $7.65 $15,910 3.5 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 40 $11.05 $11.19 $23,280 2.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $15.95 $16.58 $34,490 2.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $12.93 $12.86 $26,740 5.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $9.02 $13.51 $28,100 17.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $10.29 $11.53 $23,990 5.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $9.93 $9.97 $20,730 2.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $12.86 $12.77 $26,560 3.6 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 $15.32 $16.31 $33,930 8.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 750 $15.36 $14.88 $30,960 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,120 $9.11 $10.86 $22,590 7.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $10.22 $11.48 $23,890 5.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $13.37 $14.24 $29,620 5.3 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $8.95 $9.25 $19,230 6.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 320 $13.37 $13.26 $27,580 4.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,560 $8.23 $8.83 $18,360 5.6 %
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 12,200 $12.39 $12.82 $26,660 3.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $13.11 $15.20 $31,610 7.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $19.64 $19.87 $41,340 2.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $9.23 $9.92 $20,640 16.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 310 $6.35 $6.70 $13,930 3.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 320 $12.59 $13.16 $27,370 4.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,450 $16.24 $15.98 $33,240 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 710 $9.81 $10.97 $22,820 6.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (6) $6.11 $6.23 $12,950 7.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $13.86 $12.91 $26,860 7.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $12.35 $11.59 $24,100 5.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 930 $11.61 $12.03 $25,020 4.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 510 $8.32 $8.75 $18,190 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,370 $8.41 $9.34 $19,430 4.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 910 $9.00 $9.93 $20,660 7.0 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 50 $11.00 $10.88 $22,630 7.7 %

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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