Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Huntsville, 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 Huntsville, 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 Huntsville, 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 177,930 $13.60 $18.44 $38,360 5.1 %
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 11,050 $37.04 $39.04 $81,210 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 540 (5) $71.49 $148,690 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,650 $35.68 $40.05 $83,300 2.6 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $8.03 $7.84 $16,320 5.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $25.73 $27.59 $57,380 5.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 250 $34.11 $39.05 $81,230 5.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 360 $37.62 $39.59 $82,340 5.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 $25.10 $29.42 $61,180 11.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 330 $30.09 $32.12 $66,820 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,000 $40.32 $40.25 $83,730 2.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 690 $32.19 $32.12 $66,810 4.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 280 $29.57 $30.56 $63,570 4.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 250 $33.80 $35.13 $73,060 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 210 $33.55 $32.80 $68,220 5.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $28.35 $29.41 $61,160 5.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 310 $25.54 $31.15 $64,780 6.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $69,300 8.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 380 $31.46 $34.10 $70,920 3.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,600 $47.76 $47.70 $99,220 2.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 270 $16.93 $17.53 $36,460 3.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $19.71 $19.80 $41,190 4.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $29.57 $31.67 $65,870 4.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 70 $47.30 $44.68 $92,930 5.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $14.05 $16.97 $35,290 6.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $22.82 $22.06 $45,890 7.3 %
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 9,130 $28.14 $28.73 $59,750 4.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $16.23 $21.69 $45,110 14.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,350 $29.64 $28.93 $60,170 6.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $23.38 $24.91 $51,820 8.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $17.59 $20.29 $42,200 5.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 290 $23.30 $24.95 $51,890 5.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 270 $21.95 $22.36 $46,510 6.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 $23.64 $23.64 $49,170 4.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 340 $20.05 $21.09 $43,870 5.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,210 $32.46 $36.22 $75,340 7.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,050 $21.81 $23.83 $49,560 5.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $30.75 $26.42 $54,960 6.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 330 $28.80 $28.26 $58,780 3.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $17.96 $20.82 $43,300 6.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 110 $32.66 $41.35 $86,000 20.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 430 $15.50 $20.07 $41,740 8.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $25.71 $24.70 $51,380 3.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $8.57 $8.83 $18,360 4.3 %
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 10,830 $30.53 $32.90 $68,430 4.7 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 350 $41.13 $40.05 $83,310 5.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,310 $30.41 $48.99 $101,890 10.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,360 $34.33 $33.80 $70,300 1.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,160 $33.69 $34.42 $71,590 3.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,270 $19.46 $19.90 $41,380 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 3,340 $32.84 $32.80 $68,230 3.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 150 $22.37 $23.64 $49,180 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 440 $25.84 $26.60 $55,330 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 190 $23.33 $23.74 $49,370 3.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 580 $33.47 $33.70 $70,090 4.4 %
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 12,490 $33.15 $32.15 $66,860 5.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 190 $28.10 $27.39 $56,980 8.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors (6) $12.10 $13.38 $27,830 9.1 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 1,640 $38.19 $37.94 $78,910 4.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 90 $37.88 $37.38 $77,750 5.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 570 $27.97 $28.77 $59,840 5.0 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 640 $38.99 $38.96 $81,030 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,090 $34.81 $34.09 $70,920 2.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,110 $37.30 $36.74 $76,420 4.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 200 $31.31 $30.97 $64,420 4.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $36.24 $34.67 $72,110 5.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 560 $30.79 $31.90 $66,350 2.7 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 90 $38.41 $37.71 $78,430 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,060 $34.08 $33.68 $70,050 2.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 190 $15.32 $15.97 $33,220 6.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 140 $22.74 $21.85 $45,450 5.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 180 $21.17 $21.57 $44,870 5.0 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 150 $31.28 $30.80 $64,070 8.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 200 $15.37 $15.82 $32,910 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 780 $22.15 $22.20 $46,170 3.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 50 $16.39 $16.36 $34,030 3.2 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (6) $22.86 $23.78 $49,450 2.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $21.02 $21.96 $45,680 5.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 150 $19.36 $20.55 $42,740 7.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 150 $11.14 $11.75 $24,430 4.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,650 $25.48 $28.94 $60,200 6.6 %
19-2012 Physicists 100 $41.30 $42.30 $87,980 2.1 %
19-2031 Chemists (6) $23.60 $27.10 $56,360 5.9 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 30 $27.79 $27.72 $57,650 7.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $22.33 $25.35 $52,720 10.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 140 $35.46 $35.54 $73,930 5.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $34.80 $47.17 $98,120 18.9 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $24.83 $26.09 $54,270 7.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) $13.91 $14.73 $30,640 5.7 %
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 940 $13.55 $14.87 $30,920 4.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 150 $21.24 $20.46 $42,560 4.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $13.36 $15.40 $32,030 12.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $10.45 $11.55 $24,020 7.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $15.22 $15.83 $32,920 2.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $11.80 $12.26 $25,500 5.8 %
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 560 $32.30 $38.38 $79,830 9.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 330 $43.06 $50.28 $104,580 10.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $16.44 $17.88 $37,180 5.0 %
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 7,690 $15.64 $15.45 $32,140 8.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $36,180 15.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $57,860 8.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $44,930 9.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $52,040 11.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $43,790 1.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $53,910 2.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $42,030 3.2 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $56,940 4.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $23.12 $23.98 $49,880 8.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 660 $8.10 $8.30 $17,260 2.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $41,960 2.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,320 (4) (4) $40,830 1.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 360 (4) (4) $40,940 1.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 600 (4) (4) $41,810 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $43,590 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (6) (4) (4) $38,890 3.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (6) $19.26 $18.54 $38,570 4.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $20.41 $20.68 $43,020 4.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $10.72 $10.84 $22,550 6.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 120 $21.27 $20.94 $43,550 7.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,320 (4) (4) $13,180 3.1 %
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 2,070 $14.17 $16.78 $34,890 4.0 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 80 $18.67 $18.88 $39,270 11.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $33.26 $30.19 $62,800 8.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $9.40 $9.37 $19,490 5.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 320 $14.69 $16.02 $33,330 6.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 70 $15.26 $18.42 $38,310 11.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $33,920 8.1 %
27-2032 Choreographers 110 $14.13 $14.45 $30,050 10.4 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $15.22 $14.29 $29,730 14.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 100 $12.27 $13.71 $28,530 11.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $19.40 $20.85 $43,380 5.5 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $17.50 $17.55 $36,510 3.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 260 $22.50 $22.34 $46,470 3.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $21.64 $21.88 $45,520 15.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $12.08 $11.89 $24,730 4.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (6) $12.44 $12.23 $25,440 3.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $9.97 $11.69 $24,320 7.0 %
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 7,930 $18.24 $23.38 $48,630 9.3 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $85.01 $176,810 11.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (6) $16.80 $15.10 $31,400 16.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $39.10 $37.86 $78,740 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $53.72 $66.26 $137,830 19.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General 120 $67.71 $72.62 $151,040 8.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $27.52 $27.21 $56,600 7.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,000 $20.47 $20.80 $43,250 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $27.23 $26.09 $54,270 4.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $24.47 $23.39 $48,650 5.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $19.22 $19.45 $40,460 2.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $28.35 $34.07 $70,860 18.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 280 $10.85 $12.10 $25,160 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 310 $18.27 $17.79 $37,010 3.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 110 $20.24 $20.40 $42,420 5.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 370 $10.95 $11.29 $23,480 10.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 920 $12.58 $12.41 $25,820 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $8.94 $10.23 $21,270 7.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (6) $11.51 $11.15 $23,200 2.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $18.26 $21.77 $45,280 10.1 %
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 2,500 $8.64 $9.43 $19,610 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 420 $8.03 $8.13 $16,910 2.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,100 $8.13 $8.07 $16,780 4.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $18.11 $18.06 $37,570 2.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $15.03 $14.00 $29,120 6.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 180 $9.08 $9.27 $19,280 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $12.00 $12.31 $25,610 5.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 170 $8.18 $8.20 $17,060 4.5 %
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 4,050 $12.68 $13.82 $28,750 5.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 60 $18.75 $18.80 $39,110 7.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $26.40 $26.53 $55,170 4.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $25.77 $25.72 $53,500 3.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 560 $16.85 $16.45 $34,210 4.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 480 $13.59 $14.05 $29,220 6.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 110 $20.45 $22.98 $47,800 6.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 680 $17.42 $17.08 $35,530 3.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,370 $8.99 $9.90 $20,590 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 12,620 $6.50 $6.92 $14,390 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $10.59 $12.06 $25,090 8.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 770 $10.67 $11.15 $23,200 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 750 $6.40 $6.36 $13,220 2.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 860 $6.43 $7.06 $14,680 5.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 780 $7.18 $7.59 $15,800 4.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $7.64 $7.47 $15,540 5.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 430 $7.97 $8.13 $16,920 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 240 $6.69 $6.94 $14,440 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,410 $6.30 $6.33 $13,170 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) $6.56 $6.61 $13,750 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,500 $6.20 $6.22 $12,930 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $7.87 $8.22 $17,100 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 130 $6.67 $6.87 $14,290 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 280 $7.59 $7.42 $15,440 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $6.85 $6.92 $14,400 3.2 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,640 $7.75 $8.63 $17,960 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 230 $11.86 $12.12 $25,220 4.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 150 $13.53 $14.34 $29,820 6.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,550 $7.57 $8.07 $16,790 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,520 $6.69 $6.92 $14,390 3.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 210 $12.36 $13.48 $28,040 7.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 910 $9.28 $9.84 $20,470 4.0 %
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 2,500 $7.17 $8.44 $17,550 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $12.91 $15.59 $32,430 6.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 140 $6.83 $7.39 $15,360 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 380 $6.69 $7.28 $15,140 3.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 420 $7.90 $8.43 $17,530 4.2 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (6) $10.99 $10.61 $22,080 16.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 320 $6.39 $6.69 $13,910 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 370 $6.58 $6.68 $13,900 5.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $12.61 $13.04 $27,120 5.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 190 $8.80 $10.40 $21,640 4.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (6) $8.84 $9.92 $20,640 6.8 %
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 17,240 $8.67 $12.86 $26,750 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,720 $12.67 $14.70 $30,580 6.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $23.98 $29.32 $60,990 5.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,810 $6.78 $7.14 $14,860 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $7.85 $9.03 $18,780 6.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 410 $10.39 $12.21 $25,400 6.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,700 $8.16 $9.68 $20,130 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $24.21 $22.99 $47,820 6.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $17.94 $22.49 $46,790 12.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $39.20 $40.09 $83,390 6.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $11.10 $11.82 $24,580 2.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 400 $28.93 $33.81 $70,320 7.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,730 $20.73 $24.15 $50,230 4.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $25.37 $23.34 $48,550 10.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 100 $33.59 $34.78 $72,330 9.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $7.93 $8.08 $16,820 3.5 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 70 $11.52 $11.75 $24,440 6.1 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27,860 $11.19 $13.06 $27,160 5.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,470 $17.48 $19.51 $40,580 4.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 290 $8.59 $9.05 $18,830 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 440 $13.32 $14.05 $29,230 7.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 610 $11.28 $12.17 $25,320 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,980 $11.66 $12.00 $24,960 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $11.61 $12.11 $25,180 4.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 170 $15.18 $15.22 $31,650 4.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 600 $10.02 $9.95 $20,690 4.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $12.30 $12.79 $26,590 2.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $12.11 $13.08 $27,210 3.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,070 $11.63 $13.37 $27,820 4.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $14.84 $15.61 $32,470 6.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 400 $8.39 $9.23 $19,200 6.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $6.36 $6.27 $13,050 3.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 $6.57 $7.51 $15,610 5.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 320 $11.30 $12.04 $25,050 6.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $10.50 $10.46 $21,760 2.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 310 $11.28 $11.79 $24,530 4.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 290 $14.91 $15.09 $31,380 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,190 $9.46 $10.15 $21,110 3.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 410 $7.08 $7.61 $15,840 4.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 190 $12.04 $12.03 $25,020 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $11.58 $12.48 $25,960 5.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 680 $16.01 $16.67 $34,670 4.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 930 $10.08 $10.80 $22,470 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,490 $8.73 $9.71 $20,190 4.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (6) $10.73 $12.05 $25,070 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,650 $16.45 $18.37 $38,200 9.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 560 $10.31 $11.51 $23,950 6.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 260 $10.06 $10.36 $21,540 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,220 $11.10 $11.87 $24,690 4.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 280 $13.72 $15.24 $31,690 6.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 490 $10.73 $10.89 $22,650 4.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 160 $11.82 $12.36 $25,710 4.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 $15.51 $15.89 $33,050 6.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (6) $7.69 $8.29 $17,240 7.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,900 $9.81 $10.46 $21,760 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (6) $11.42 $12.56 $26,110 5.9 %
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 130 $9.96 $10.87 $22,610 8.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $9.12 $8.63 $17,940 9.9 %
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 5,710 $13.33 $14.73 $30,630 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 640 $18.06 $19.43 $40,410 2.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 620 $13.67 $14.46 $30,080 4.2 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (6) $10.79 $12.73 $26,470 17.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $13.84 $14.41 $29,970 8.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 600 $9.68 $9.95 $20,700 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $11.13 $12.34 $25,670 10.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 480 $13.01 $13.16 $27,380 1.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 220 $13.57 $13.72 $28,550 1.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 830 $19.02 $20.50 $42,650 8.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $12.26 $13.07 $27,180 3.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $10.65 $11.09 $23,060 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 270 $17.24 $17.98 $37,410 4.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $9.85 $9.69 $20,150 3.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 260 $11.35 $12.06 $25,090 2.9 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $9.45 $9.30 $19,340 3.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 40 $9.10 $9.31 $19,360 3.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 220 $9.21 $9.48 $19,710 5.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $9.83 $9.73 $20,230 1.9 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 40 $7.96 $7.88 $16,380 3.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $21.32 $20.80 $43,250 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $10.90 $11.23 $23,360 2.5 %
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 6,680 $13.73 $15.24 $31,710 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 540 $18.75 $20.24 $42,110 3.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 280 $11.63 $13.65 $28,390 6.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 320 $12.60 $14.48 $30,120 8.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $23.27 $20.14 $41,890 19.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $15.89 $16.57 $34,460 8.0 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $13.09 $12.96 $26,950 3.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,210 $12.92 $13.61 $28,300 2.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $14.10 $15.20 $31,610 3.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $10.71 $11.94 $24,830 10.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $13.06 $13.88 $28,860 4.9 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (6) $15.98 $17.41 $36,210 5.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $11.10 $12.29 $25,570 6.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 30 $8.22 $8.72 $18,130 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 490 $12.15 $12.98 $26,990 4.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $16.13 $16.99 $35,340 5.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $16.06 $19.05 $39,620 11.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,750 $14.73 $15.95 $33,170 6.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $11.99 $13.09 $27,230 6.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $14.27 $15.16 $31,530 7.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 220 $8.33 $9.10 $18,920 4.0 %
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 17,320 $14.04 $15.83 $32,930 6.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,280 $20.22 $21.36 $44,420 3.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,090 $7.90 $8.19 $17,040 3.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (6) $15.32 $14.96 $31,110 7.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,620 $12.04 $13.87 $28,860 7.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $10.67 $11.00 $22,880 6.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $10.56 $10.89 $22,650 5.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.64 $13.34 $27,740 7.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $11.00 $11.22 $23,330 3.9 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.13 $11.11 $23,110 7.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 520 $12.64 $12.82 $26,670 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 490 $14.42 $15.02 $31,240 2.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 280 $23.23 $23.71 $49,310 8.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 380 $13.51 $16.53 $34,370 8.6 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $10.87 $11.72 $24,370 2.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $17.72 $16.11 $33,520 14.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $12.17 $12.39 $25,770 7.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 100 $12.32 $12.99 $27,020 8.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.10 $7.95 $16,540 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 150 $7.96 $7.91 $16,460 2.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 380 $6.53 $6.73 $13,990 4.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (6) $6.87 $7.75 $16,110 10.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $10.50 $11.21 $23,310 4.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $12.80 $14.40 $29,960 8.3 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 40 $18.52 $18.38 $38,230 3.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 100 $14.86 $14.23 $29,600 4.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,110 $15.86 $16.98 $35,310 9.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 230 $13.36 $14.11 $29,340 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 280 $9.58 $10.74 $22,350 8.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $10.63 $11.26 $23,420 4.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $12.99 $13.94 $28,990 12.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 500 $10.38 $11.69 $24,310 4.6 %
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 11,340 $9.02 $10.48 $21,810 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $15.52 $16.34 $33,990 4.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $19.77 $21.50 $44,720 4.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 100 $8.57 $8.98 $18,680 3.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 250 $6.17 $6.08 $12,650 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 890 $8.05 $9.66 $20,080 9.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,110 $12.58 $13.92 $28,960 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,350 $9.76 $11.37 $23,650 7.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 180 $8.07 $8.08 $16,800 3.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $8.06 $8.85 $18,410 6.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $10.79 $12.13 $25,220 6.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $12.42 $12.07 $25,100 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 670 $11.57 $13.43 $27,940 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 350 $8.05 $8.29 $17,240 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,590 $9.21 $9.61 $19,990 2.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 230 $10.25 $10.27 $21,360 2.0 %

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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