Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Jersey City, NJ PMSA


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 Jersey City, NJ PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area in New Jersey. 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 Jersey City, NJ PMSA:

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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 241,520 $15.29 $19.34 $40,220 1.6 %
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 11,200 $45.05 $50.84 $105,750 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 (5) $82.27 $171,110 4.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,410 $49.42 $58.98 $122,690 3.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $46.18 $47.35 $98,490 8.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 240 $50.23 $53.74 $111,780 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 520 $52.18 $56.37 $117,240 3.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $41.13 $44.62 $92,810 7.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 620 $42.28 $45.77 $95,190 4.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 780 $55.38 $58.13 $120,900 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,800 $46.22 $48.69 $101,270 3.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 320 $38.72 $42.42 $88,240 3.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 220 $44.92 $47.59 $98,980 3.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 $38.48 $42.78 $88,970 5.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 550 $36.05 $39.00 $81,120 2.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $44.05 $49.01 $101,940 4.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $25.34 $26.17 $54,440 6.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $106,790 2.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 180 $32.14 $34.20 $71,130 7.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (6) $47.09 $52.08 $108,320 5.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 120 $24.90 $29.90 $62,180 8.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $29.86 $31.08 $64,650 9.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $23.86 $24.60 $51,170 4.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $36.45 $39.97 $83,130 3.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 $20.73 $26.65 $55,430 4.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $26.41 $27.36 $56,900 4.0 %
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 10,440 $26.63 $29.45 $61,260 1.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 320 $23.70 $27.62 $57,440 4.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 $26.77 $28.45 $59,170 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) $20.83 $23.72 $49,330 3.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 260 $21.46 $23.89 $49,680 5.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 $22.73 $25.71 $53,480 8.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 230 $23.12 $25.93 $53,930 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 180 $24.68 $25.73 $53,520 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 530 $25.33 $26.56 $55,240 3.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 870 $33.67 $39.33 $81,810 5.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $23.46 $23.68 $49,240 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,900 $27.52 $29.02 $60,360 1.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $27.64 $28.15 $58,550 4.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 90 $29.21 $31.13 $64,740 3.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 330 $25.14 $26.43 $54,980 4.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,280 $31.63 $38.03 $79,100 5.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (6) $26.76 $29.09 $60,500 4.8 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $33.96 $44.66 $92,900 20.8 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 80 $32.66 $33.21 $69,080 1.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 570 $17.95 $24.44 $50,830 3.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $28.17 $29.50 $61,370 4.5 %
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 8,790 $34.28 $35.93 $74,730 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,410 $33.79 $34.48 $71,720 1.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,580 $44.33 $45.03 $93,660 3.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 390 $36.85 $38.69 $80,470 2.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,100 $22.49 $24.20 $50,340 1.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,450 $36.51 $39.43 $82,010 5.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 310 $33.12 $36.94 $76,830 5.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 670 $31.87 $32.83 $68,290 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 250 $31.47 $32.26 $67,100 2.3 %
15-2011 Actuaries 50 $37.34 $44.53 $92,610 14.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 280 $28.82 $32.60 $67,800 6.1 %
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 1,290 $28.60 $29.94 $62,270 1.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 $31.41 $32.35 $67,280 3.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors (6) $26.27 $24.94 $51,870 2.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 40 $32.74 $35.88 $74,640 6.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 230 $34.03 $34.39 $71,530 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (6) $33.50 $34.52 $71,790 11.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (6) $31.01 $30.27 $62,970 6.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $32.52 $33.31 $69,280 4.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $27.24 $30.10 $62,600 3.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $19.74 $20.90 $43,470 3.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $20.26 $20.85 $43,360 5.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $19.47 $20.75 $43,160 9.2 %
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 (6) $26.41 $28.81 $59,930 3.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 90 $28.11 $29.69 $61,760 3.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $32.83 $37.71 $78,440 17.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (6) $26.49 $27.84 $57,910 3.2 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers (6) $23.86 $26.15 $54,390 4.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 170 $30.07 $30.79 $64,040 5.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $20.09 $20.16 $41,930 2.5 %
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 2,700 $17.48 $19.51 $40,590 7.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 260 $9.47 $12.03 $25,030 6.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 410 $35.86 $32.75 $68,110 3.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 180 $18.11 $18.48 $38,440 3.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (6) $11.00 $11.50 $23,910 5.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 350 $17.32 $19.12 $39,770 4.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (6) $21.07 $21.84 $45,420 1.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $22.43 $22.44 $46,670 1.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $23.46 $24.62 $51,200 8.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $19.70 $20.64 $42,920 14.2 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 980 $30.34 $39.48 $82,120 5.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 570 $42.89 $50.40 $104,830 6.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 130 $21.95 $22.50 $46,810 3.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 80 $12.76 $15.25 $31,710 8.2 %
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 13,360 $20.29 $22.81 $47,440 4.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $66,700 7.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $57,150 5.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $58,740 4.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $69,000 2.4 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $66,350 4.5 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $59,950 4.9 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $74,470 7.2 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $56,650 2.3 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $59,270 5.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $65,760 1.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $59,020 6.6 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $58,300 7.7 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $67,980 4.9 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $55,340 4.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 $13.23 $15.71 $32,680 8.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 610 $14.10 $14.13 $29,390 3.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $47,190 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,350 (4) (4) $55,970 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,060 (4) (4) $56,920 5.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,270 (4) (4) $55,300 7.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 580 (4) (4) $64,510 8.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $62,910 4.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 140 $26.58 $28.14 $58,530 4.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 210 $13.50 $17.22 $35,810 8.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 340 $24.47 $26.75 $55,640 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 300 $8.21 $9.70 $20,170 6.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 230 $37.15 $33.74 $70,180 6.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,570 (4) (4) $20,160 8.1 %
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 2,170 $20.17 $22.50 $46,800 2.7 %
27-1011 Art Directors 60 $29.15 $29.38 $61,120 3.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $10.96 $11.30 $23,500 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 340 $19.54 $20.79 $43,240 3.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 60 $17.84 $19.26 $40,060 9.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 90 $12.59 $13.22 $27,490 3.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $43,820 6.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (6) $15.78 $23.34 $48,550 7.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 190 $23.68 $23.60 $49,080 5.4 %
27-3041 Editors 360 $24.06 $28.11 $58,470 6.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 110 $20.94 $23.57 $49,020 5.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $10.53 $14.34 $29,820 13.0 %
27-4021 Photographers (6) $10.95 $14.20 $29,530 9.2 %
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 9,000 $24.83 $31.44 $65,390 7.8 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 $64.47 $59.92 $124,630 10.9 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $79.53 $165,410 11.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $20.44 $22.28 $46,350 6.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $39.72 $46.85 $97,440 13.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $20.74 $35.44 $73,720 21.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) $66.51 $71.29 $148,280 5.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,410 $25.49 $25.56 $53,170 1.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (6) $29.20 $32.20 $66,980 11.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $31.73 $33.80 $70,300 9.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (6) $23.64 $23.26 $48,390 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $35.25 $33.72 $70,130 4.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $35.51 $36.86 $76,680 4.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 240 $23.64 $23.54 $48,960 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $16.16 $16.71 $34,750 2.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 320 $30.36 $29.92 $62,220 3.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (6) $15.74 $16.98 $35,310 4.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 110 $28.29 $33.07 $68,780 6.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 380 $24.17 $23.83 $49,570 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $12.88 $14.53 $30,220 9.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (6) $10.89 $11.53 $23,980 2.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $17.38 $17.48 $36,360 4.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $11.34 $11.97 $24,890 5.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 820 $19.62 $19.80 $41,180 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $16.37 $17.23 $35,830 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (6) $19.50 $18.75 $38,990 6.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 140 $21.56 $22.32 $46,420 6.7 %
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 5,430 $10.24 $11.04 $22,960 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,650 $11.25 $11.33 $23,570 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $18.98 $19.78 $41,150 5.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (6) $10.37 $10.63 $22,120 3.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (6) $26.45 $31.16 $64,820 23.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 420 $13.73 $13.36 $27,790 8.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,030 $9.62 $10.17 $21,140 6.9 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $13.61 $13.76 $28,630 1.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $16.71 $16.61 $34,540 2.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $8.13 $9.96 $20,720 13.8 %
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 8,670 $17.30 $20.30 $42,210 6.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 460 $40.97 $40.89 $85,060 3.0 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 50 $18.09 $20.17 $41,950 7.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 310 $32.45 $29.81 $62,010 6.3 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers (6) $13.51 $14.21 $29,550 7.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,670 $29.21 $28.27 $58,810 4.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 90 $24.62 $23.80 $49,510 10.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 3,100 $10.12 $12.00 $24,960 4.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 460 $8.32 $9.65 $20,080 6.0 %
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 11,370 $7.43 $9.10 $18,930 3.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $13.30 $16.51 $34,340 6.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $14.94 $18.26 $37,990 8.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 710 $6.62 $7.29 $15,160 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $10.93 $11.28 $23,460 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 470 $11.06 $10.87 $22,600 5.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $9.35 $9.97 $20,730 5.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,010 $7.73 $8.09 $16,820 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 750 $8.78 $9.58 $19,920 6.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,720 $6.84 $7.36 $15,310 3.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 610 $6.71 $7.15 $14,880 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,730 $6.77 $9.11 $18,950 9.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (6) $10.79 $11.27 $23,440 4.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 370 $6.99 $7.83 $16,280 6.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 190 $7.66 $7.69 $16,000 3.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $8.95 $9.03 $18,770 2.9 %
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 8,290 $9.36 $10.33 $21,490 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 350 $16.21 $17.58 $36,570 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (6) $19.40 $19.09 $39,700 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,450 $9.40 $10.18 $21,170 4.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,140 $8.73 $8.85 $18,410 3.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (6) $7.18 $8.11 $16,870 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 600 $10.49 $11.85 $24,640 4.7 %
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 4,380 $8.13 $9.49 $19,740 3.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 180 $14.33 $17.07 $35,510 6.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (6) $8.59 $8.70 $18,100 4.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (6) $6.65 $7.37 $15,320 9.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (6) $7.29 $7.64 $15,890 5.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $11.97 $11.92 $24,790 7.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 670 $10.97 $10.36 $21,550 8.1 %
39-5093 Shampooers 30 $6.60 $7.04 $14,640 6.3 %
39-6012 Concierges 50 $12.41 $12.62 $26,250 3.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,230 $7.45 $7.89 $16,410 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 190 $8.42 $8.69 $18,080 4.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 220 $18.29 $18.30 $38,060 9.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 790 $7.95 $9.05 $18,820 3.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 80 $10.12 $10.46 $21,770 3.9 %
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 24,990 $12.27 $18.21 $37,870 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,740 $17.03 $19.52 $40,600 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 740 $35.41 $42.44 $88,270 4.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,560 $7.06 $7.82 $16,260 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 710 $8.42 $9.18 $19,090 5.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $14.64 $15.27 $31,760 5.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,500 $8.34 $9.96 $20,720 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $17.15 $23.50 $48,890 22.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 370 $18.78 $20.45 $42,530 11.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 3,600 $27.17 $34.00 $70,720 5.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 420 $14.19 $13.86 $28,830 8.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 190 $34.51 $44.70 $92,970 8.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,360 $25.50 $28.44 $59,160 4.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 260 $20.34 $20.41 $42,460 7.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $34.54 $37.90 $78,840 9.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 480 $10.99 $11.95 $24,860 5.7 %
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 58,810 $14.09 $15.11 $31,430 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,000 $23.28 $23.77 $49,430 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 260 $11.55 $11.81 $24,570 3.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 450 $15.92 $17.06 $35,470 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,210 $15.58 $16.25 $33,800 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,990 $15.54 $16.13 $33,550 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 390 $16.40 $16.68 $34,690 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 130 $15.47 $16.01 $33,290 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,680 $10.29 $10.50 $21,840 2.2 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 2,160 $17.52 $18.35 $38,160 2.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (6) $13.64 $14.28 $29,690 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $12.63 $13.65 $28,390 2.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 130 $13.50 $14.32 $29,790 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,760 $13.50 $14.78 $30,740 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 580 $8.31 $9.12 $18,980 2.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $11.08 $11.08 $23,040 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 650 $10.46 $10.63 $22,120 6.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 340 $8.89 $9.68 $20,140 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 310 $14.40 $14.77 $30,730 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (6) $14.29 $14.72 $30,610 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 600 $15.14 $14.68 $30,540 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 360 $17.01 $17.79 $37,000 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,400 $11.00 $11.22 $23,350 2.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 140 $10.82 $11.93 $24,810 8.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 300 $19.77 $20.82 $43,310 5.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 210 $10.58 $11.00 $22,880 2.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 210 $14.48 $15.30 $31,820 3.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 580 $17.06 $18.21 $37,870 4.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 620 $17.76 $17.24 $35,850 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2,240 $11.89 $12.50 $26,000 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,950 $9.78 $10.48 $21,810 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $16.23 $16.40 $34,110 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,370 $19.54 $20.30 $42,220 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 610 $15.62 $16.48 $34,280 4.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 980 $11.64 $12.11 $25,190 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,760 $15.72 $16.18 $33,650 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 760 $18.77 $18.23 $37,920 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,330 $11.03 $11.73 $24,410 3.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 840 $13.38 $14.13 $29,390 3.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 70 $17.08 $19.02 $39,570 6.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 270 $14.81 $15.41 $32,050 3.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 720 $11.28 $11.47 $23,870 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,490 $11.03 $11.93 $24,820 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 130 $11.99 $12.72 $26,450 9.0 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 40 $14.49 $15.07 $31,350 6.3 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (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 5,910 $20.28 $21.36 $44,430 3.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 400 $28.93 $32.57 $67,740 2.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 280 $23.97 $22.87 $47,580 4.6 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (6) $14.72 $16.39 $34,100 2.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 910 $17.32 $19.36 $40,270 7.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (6) $15.54 $15.79 $32,850 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 480 $24.08 $23.18 $48,210 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 220 $23.81 $24.55 $51,050 4.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 740 $17.24 $21.03 $43,750 14.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 420 $14.67 $14.67 $30,510 4.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 470 $18.21 $21.61 $44,960 17.6 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 60 $23.11 $20.72 $43,090 9.2 %
47-2181 Roofers (6) $11.67 $13.16 $27,370 8.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (6) $31.60 $30.51 $63,460 4.1 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $19.20 $17.49 $36,370 14.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 100 $15.32 $15.85 $32,960 4.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 110 $13.05 $14.28 $29,700 6.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $22.31 $23.68 $49,250 4.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (6) $16.21 $16.40 $34,120 4.2 %
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 7,740 $18.76 $19.01 $39,530 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 750 $25.85 $26.83 $55,800 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $20.34 $20.61 $42,860 3.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $23.92 $23.03 $47,910 6.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $15.70 $19.09 $39,700 12.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 320 $17.35 $17.80 $37,020 5.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 960 $14.14 $15.51 $32,260 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 610 $20.45 $20.27 $42,160 6.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $15.77 $17.71 $36,830 3.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (6) $10.27 $12.03 $25,030 12.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $22.27 $22.55 $46,910 5.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $20.52 $21.05 $43,790 4.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,410 $16.78 $17.20 $35,770 3.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $17.71 $18.76 $39,010 4.8 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (6) $17.03 $18.66 $38,820 3.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $15.44 $17.06 $35,470 24.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 250 $10.13 $11.25 $23,400 7.0 %
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 12,530 $11.13 $13.24 $27,530 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 860 $23.35 $24.51 $50,980 1.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 $10.39 $11.56 $24,030 12.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (6) $20.28 $21.61 $44,940 4.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 270 $12.28 $13.03 $27,090 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $18.61 $18.14 $37,720 2.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 70 $9.22 $10.35 $21,520 3.6 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $14.01 $14.53 $30,210 2.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 110 $8.23 $9.37 $19,490 5.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (6) $18.48 $17.62 $36,650 5.9 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.12 $12.54 $26,080 7.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.05 $12.97 $26,970 11.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 180 $18.13 $18.57 $38,620 3.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $10.41 $11.77 $24,490 5.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 210 $17.91 $18.15 $37,750 3.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 410 $9.10 $10.77 $22,410 4.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers 150 $20.88 $20.74 $43,150 4.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 180 $20.66 $21.04 $43,760 4.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 430 $15.63 $16.82 $34,980 5.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $7.91 $8.43 $17,540 4.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 180 $9.79 $10.21 $21,240 4.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,830 $7.73 $8.37 $17,410 2.6 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 80 $7.84 $8.97 $18,660 7.5 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 150 $13.18 $13.89 $28,890 4.8 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $11.61 $12.42 $25,820 11.1 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $11.65 $11.89 $24,720 7.6 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $9.19 $10.91 $22,680 6.6 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $9.25 $10.02 $20,850 9.1 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 80 $14.80 $20.35 $42,320 22.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $19.34 $18.13 $37,710 5.0 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (6) $20.53 $20.32 $42,270 4.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 260 $18.72 $19.20 $39,940 3.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (6) $15.48 $15.70 $32,650 4.1 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 90 $16.26 $16.56 $34,430 7.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.04 $14.38 $29,910 8.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $13.33 $14.32 $29,780 10.9 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 140 $8.14 $10.37 $21,560 7.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $12.59 $13.52 $28,120 6.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $12.33 $12.52 $26,050 8.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 590 $12.36 $13.91 $28,920 3.5 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 180 $17.65 $16.83 $35,010 14.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $15.07 $15.63 $32,510 6.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 660 $8.77 $11.26 $23,420 10.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $14.02 $14.44 $30,040 3.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $17.17 $16.75 $34,840 5.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $10.52 $11.39 $23,690 3.0 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $12.06 $12.46 $25,910 15.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 490 $8.39 $8.90 $18,510 5.5 %
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 32,630 $11.99 $13.26 $27,580 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 930 $20.09 $21.35 $44,400 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,130 $22.52 $23.77 $49,450 3.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 1,360 $13.54 $13.69 $28,470 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,340 $12.35 $12.45 $25,900 3.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 630 $15.89 $16.31 $33,920 8.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,110 $18.79 $18.72 $38,940 1.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,680 $15.51 $16.30 $33,910 7.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 270 $7.42 $9.55 $19,870 9.4 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers (6) $17.62 $16.86 $35,070 3.8 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 150 $20.15 $21.83 $45,400 4.1 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 200 $14.59 $17.15 $35,670 6.1 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 140 $22.50 $24.33 $50,610 4.1 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (6) $23.89 $22.87 $47,560 3.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 200 $8.41 $9.05 $18,820 3.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 400 $6.85 $7.33 $15,250 4.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,070 $13.13 $14.04 $29,210 4.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $8.66 $9.20 $19,150 5.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8,810 $8.65 $9.98 $20,760 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 330 $9.47 $9.87 $20,530 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 5,180 $7.05 $8.07 $16,790 2.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $14.64 $15.16 $31,530 3.9 %

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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