Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Houma, LA 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 Houma, LA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana. 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 Houma, LA 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 81,060 $11.69 $14.24 $29,620 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 3,940 $26.04 $30.78 $64,020 4.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $48.81 $49.45 $102,850 14.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,830 $29.14 $34.92 $72,640 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $6.67 $6.77 $14,070 6.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $33.66 $55.87 $116,210 29.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $22.52 $27.18 $56,520 8.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $28.38 $31.85 $66,250 5.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $25.55 $29.64 $61,640 12.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $33.25 $34.58 $71,920 8.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $22.84 $26.61 $55,350 5.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 50 $24.15 $25.75 $53,550 4.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $31.32 $34.05 $70,820 7.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $24.84 $26.22 $54,530 7.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $28.18 $35.38 $73,590 18.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $29.27 $31.48 $65,480 7.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $55,260 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $33.43 $34.50 $71,760 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $16.12 $16.14 $33,570 6.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $18.56 $18.32 $38,100 2.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $25.26 $25.42 $52,880 1.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 $12.09 $12.62 $26,250 10.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,450 $19.55 $20.78 $43,220 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $19.34 $20.04 $41,690 6.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $16.72 $17.86 $37,140 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $20.21 $25.03 $52,060 9.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (6) $21.58 $22.88 $47,580 3.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $14.79 $16.52 $34,360 6.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $17.01 $17.35 $36,080 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $24.75 $25.39 $52,810 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 420 $19.42 $20.14 $41,890 4.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 60 $18.63 $24.30 $50,540 7.0 %
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 210 $19.68 $22.11 $45,980 5.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $21.73 $22.84 $47,510 4.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 50 $15.84 $20.50 $42,640 19.9 %
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 980 $23.19 $25.41 $52,860 3.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $20.11 $21.22 $44,140 7.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $29.72 $32.30 $67,190 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $49.79 $44.19 $91,920 5.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 220 $28.14 $33.81 $70,320 4.0 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (6) $43.37 $44.57 $92,710 4.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (6) $13.15 $13.94 $29,000 7.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $17.38 $17.81 $37,040 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $15.65 $16.14 $33,570 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 150 $14.97 $16.54 $34,410 11.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $16.81 $18.58 $38,650 7.2 %
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 240 $22.76 $22.66 $47,140 4.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $19.97 $21.14 $43,970 5.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 $25.18 $26.64 $55,400 8.0 %
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 710 $16.66 $16.63 $34,600 2.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $14.19 $14.61 $30,390 2.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $18.85 $18.94 $39,400 3.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $18.11 $17.63 $36,670 2.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $15.25 $15.36 $31,950 2.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $15.95 $16.32 $33,950 5.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 70 $9.11 $10.09 $20,990 6.4 %
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 310 $13.63 $16.10 $33,480 11.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $25.46 $30.96 $64,390 12.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $12.13 $13.75 $28,610 4.7 %
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 5,400 $15.17 $14.74 $30,670 1.7 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $52,180 3.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $13.78 $15.71 $32,670 10.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $15.09 $13.40 $27,880 9.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,530 (4) (4) $33,800 1.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 690 (4) (4) $34,530 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 220 $16.34 $14.67 $30,520 16.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $16.29 $16.55 $34,420 3.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 980 (4) (4) $14,100 3.3 %
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 390 $12.17 $13.62 $28,340 4.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.84 $8.77 $18,240 2.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $35,230 18.9 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $13.48 $13.47 $28,030 17.4 %
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 3,860 $17.32 $22.56 $46,920 6.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $30.67 $30.53 $63,510 4.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) (5) $89.20 $185,540 11.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,280 $20.63 $21.13 $43,950 1.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $36.85 $36.07 $75,020 3.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $16.85 $16.89 $35,140 1.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $17.94 $18.62 $38,720 4.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $15.33 $15.15 $31,500 2.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $16.60 $17.81 $37,040 18.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $16.30 $16.70 $34,730 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $17.75 $17.87 $37,160 1.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $9.26 $9.13 $18,990 2.5 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 70 $14.46 $14.66 $30,500 1.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $13.82 $14.71 $30,590 4.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 910 $14.03 $13.64 $28,360 3.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 $8.49 $9.36 $19,480 6.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $9.67 $9.74 $20,260 4.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $19.26 $18.74 $38,970 9.2 %
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 1,580 $7.10 $7.53 $15,650 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 130 $6.66 $6.99 $14,530 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 800 $6.76 $6.81 $14,170 3.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 100 $8.69 $8.78 $18,260 4.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (6) $9.18 $9.19 $19,120 3.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $9.16 $9.74 $20,270 3.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $6.80 $7.30 $15,190 3.7 %
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 1,400 $10.74 $11.34 $23,590 4.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 450 $12.19 $12.51 $26,020 2.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 120 $13.01 $13.18 $27,410 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $11.78 $11.73 $24,400 3.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 360 $7.78 $8.67 $18,030 6.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 60 $6.33 $6.31 $13,120 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 5,720 $6.52 $7.22 $15,010 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 410 $9.33 $10.35 $21,530 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 530 $6.33 $6.28 $13,070 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 530 $6.85 $7.47 $15,550 5.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 330 $7.16 $7.67 $15,950 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 $6.71 $7.10 $14,770 7.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 570 $6.32 $6.52 $13,560 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 300 $6.17 $6.14 $12,770 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 740 $6.57 $6.99 $14,530 4.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) $6.52 $6.52 $13,550 5.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,140 $6.17 $6.11 $12,710 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $6.33 $6.30 $13,100 3.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 60 $6.64 $6.62 $13,780 5.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $6.33 $6.49 $13,490 3.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $6.35 $6.31 $13,120 3.6 %
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 2,030 $7.14 $7.94 $16,520 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $9.41 $10.77 $22,410 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,340 $7.26 $7.79 $16,200 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 290 $6.44 $6.70 $13,940 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $12.23 $11.70 $24,340 20.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 240 $7.66 $8.15 $16,940 3.9 %
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 1,230 $6.79 $7.72 $16,050 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $14.20 $14.14 $29,420 8.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $7.30 $7.53 $15,670 5.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $8.49 $9.79 $20,350 8.9 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 40 $6.43 $6.27 $13,050 4.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 280 $6.35 $6.49 $13,500 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 230 $6.27 $6.28 $13,060 4.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $8.31 $9.60 $19,970 4.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $6.54 $6.90 $14,350 5.4 %
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 8,490 $8.31 $11.54 $24,000 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 770 $12.05 $13.25 $27,560 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $20.49 $21.26 $44,210 4.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,740 $6.49 $6.67 $13,880 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $7.03 $7.93 $16,500 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $12.20 $13.83 $28,770 9.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,600 $8.11 $9.49 $19,740 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $11.56 $13.57 $28,220 8.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 320 $24.40 $25.40 $52,820 8.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 690 $19.95 $21.77 $45,270 3.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $11.63 $12.19 $25,360 4.3 %
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 11,550 $9.37 $10.42 $21,660 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 640 $14.40 $15.92 $33,110 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (6) $7.85 $7.81 $16,240 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $10.31 $10.51 $21,860 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 260 $10.62 $10.79 $22,450 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 800 $11.40 $11.96 $24,870 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $11.28 $12.40 $25,800 3.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $8.52 $8.63 $17,940 2.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $12.24 $12.05 $25,070 5.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 810 $8.17 $9.06 $18,840 10.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $10.34 $11.01 $22,910 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $7.32 $7.87 $16,360 4.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 80 $6.92 $7.34 $15,260 5.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $8.99 $9.45 $19,650 3.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $9.98 $11.14 $23,170 6.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $12.33 $13.67 $28,430 7.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 550 $8.16 $8.43 $17,530 1.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $9.38 $10.00 $20,810 8.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (6) $9.77 $9.73 $20,240 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 280 $14.21 $14.90 $30,990 7.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $9.38 $10.80 $22,460 9.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $15.42 $16.36 $34,020 5.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 330 $10.75 $12.01 $24,980 4.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 950 $7.34 $8.06 $16,760 2.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 410 $13.98 $14.91 $31,000 3.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $12.57 $12.76 $26,540 2.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 70 $8.43 $8.89 $18,480 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,810 $9.36 $9.55 $19,870 2.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $9.61 $9.86 $20,500 4.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $8.58 $9.24 $19,220 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,030 $8.09 $8.78 $18,260 3.6 %
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 230 $7.65 $9.08 $18,880 6.7 %
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 7,190 $13.47 $14.14 $29,400 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $21.43 $23.07 $47,980 3.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 560 $15.73 $15.54 $32,320 3.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $12.61 $11.82 $24,580 11.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 480 $9.03 $9.43 $19,620 5.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $14.66 $14.15 $29,430 4.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $10.54 $11.17 $23,240 7.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 480 $17.67 $17.19 $35,760 4.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 210 $14.86 $14.16 $29,450 2.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $15.78 $15.80 $32,850 4.1 %
47-2181 Roofers (6) $10.01 $10.22 $21,250 4.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $12.67 $12.87 $26,770 4.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 80 $8.65 $8.65 $17,990 5.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 40 $8.79 $9.02 $18,760 3.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 310 $9.58 $10.47 $21,770 6.8 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (6) $15.87 $15.78 $32,820 2.6 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 160 $15.59 $16.26 $33,820 9.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 810 $9.52 $10.34 $21,520 5.2 %
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 5,000 $14.26 $14.74 $30,670 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $19.75 $20.22 $42,060 3.5 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment (6) $17.62 $17.91 $37,240 11.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 100 $20.86 $20.78 $43,230 3.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $14.80 $15.59 $32,420 9.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $13.29 $14.15 $29,420 5.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (6) $13.72 $13.99 $29,110 4.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 220 $16.96 $17.16 $35,700 4.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 220 $15.79 $14.83 $30,840 4.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (6) $8.81 $9.37 $19,500 4.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) $15.92 $15.87 $33,010 3.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $12.44 $13.01 $27,060 8.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 370 $18.82 $18.44 $38,360 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,050 $10.89 $12.12 $25,220 4.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 130 $11.92 $13.58 $28,250 7.6 %
49-9096 Riggers 810 $14.91 $14.13 $29,390 5.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 240 $9.56 $9.58 $19,920 2.2 %
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 7,210 $14.32 $14.84 $30,870 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 480 $18.61 $20.53 $42,710 4.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 290 $18.91 $17.80 $37,030 2.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 60 $12.62 $13.22 $27,490 5.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $8.19 $8.69 $18,080 4.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $9.55 $11.17 $23,240 9.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $6.63 $6.82 $14,180 4.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.47 $12.67 $26,360 2.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $10.05 $10.66 $22,180 4.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $13.13 $16.47 $34,260 14.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 310 $16.61 $16.35 $34,000 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,640 $16.22 $16.13 $33,550 2.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $6.25 $6.46 $13,440 4.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (6) $7.93 $8.46 $17,600 7.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $12.10 $12.04 $25,030 7.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 900 $16.71 $17.51 $36,420 5.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $14.51 $13.77 $28,640 6.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 150 $16.75 $19.45 $40,450 9.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (6) $12.10 $11.87 $24,680 4.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.11 $9.55 $19,870 8.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $15.35 $15.25 $31,710 3.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (6) $14.80 $14.46 $30,070 11.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 410 $8.83 $9.06 $18,850 3.6 %
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 11,920 $12.21 $15.02 $31,240 5.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $15.03 $15.26 $31,740 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 440 $15.81 $20.77 $43,210 12.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 120 (4) (4) $55,480 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 430 $7.11 $7.30 $15,180 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $8.78 $9.12 $18,960 6.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,100 $13.25 $13.88 $28,870 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 620 $9.58 $10.72 $22,290 5.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 1,970 $12.59 $13.46 $28,000 5.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 1,990 $27.85 $27.39 $56,970 2.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $6.56 $7.23 $15,040 11.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 310 $16.19 $18.17 $37,800 10.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $14.55 $16.29 $33,880 16.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $16.26 $16.74 $34,810 9.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $6.99 $7.80 $16,210 7.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,390 $8.70 $9.31 $19,360 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 260 $6.67 $7.77 $16,160 6.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 1,360 $6.57 $6.78 $14,110 5.1 %

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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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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