Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

La Crosse, WI-MN MSA


For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the La Crosse, WI-MN MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the La Crosse, WI-MN MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 70,020 $12.29 $14.81 $30,800 1.7 %
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 2,550 $29.63 $35.20 $73,220 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $48.04 $60.80 $126,460 9.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 680 $36.99 $44.74 $93,060 4.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 $6.68 $8.36 $17,390 5.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $26.83 $29.29 $60,910 7.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $32.31 $31.48 $65,470 14.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $36.61 $36.84 $76,620 4.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $28.70 $31.48 $65,480 6.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 $29.80 $32.82 $68,270 7.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $28.75 $31.91 $66,370 7.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 90 $27.36 $27.53 $57,260 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $30.54 $31.59 $65,700 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $29.42 $30.91 $64,300 8.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $26.87 $30.90 $64,280 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $27.42 $33.44 $69,560 9.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $12.84 $18.43 $38,340 19.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $74,060 1.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 150 $28.18 $30.32 $63,070 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $41.40 $39.82 $82,830 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $17.28 $18.05 $37,540 4.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $14.42 $15.11 $31,420 5.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $23.15 $28.83 $59,970 14.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $18.37 $19.16 $39,860 4.5 %
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 1,800 $19.68 $21.17 $44,040 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $17.57 $19.02 $39,560 5.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $17.55 $18.04 $37,530 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $17.49 $17.81 $37,050 9.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $21.11 $22.29 $46,360 5.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $20.38 $20.66 $42,960 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $15.88 $16.84 $35,040 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $18.89 $19.83 $41,250 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $18.89 $19.28 $40,110 2.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $25.75 $30.16 $62,740 16.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 390 $22.11 $23.23 $48,330 2.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $20.47 $23.20 $48,250 3.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $26.60 $35.44 $73,720 14.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $16.47 $17.87 $37,170 2.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $19.13 $22.50 $46,800 9.6 %
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 1,140 $22.19 $24.33 $50,600 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $22.94 $24.03 $49,980 4.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 110 $23.89 $26.05 $54,190 7.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $17.63 $18.58 $38,640 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 170 $25.63 $25.80 $53,660 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $22.24 $26.32 $54,750 7.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $19.45 $21.77 $45,280 6.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 130 $22.28 $28.29 $58,840 12.0 %
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 660 $22.64 $23.37 $48,620 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $26.42 $27.13 $56,430 2.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $30.00 $31.02 $64,530 5.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $26.44 $26.50 $55,110 2.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $15.83 $16.11 $33,500 5.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (6) $19.67 $19.47 $40,500 3.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $16.34 $17.46 $36,310 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $18.11 $18.79 $39,080 2.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $23.50 $21.80 $45,350 4.7 %
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 590 $19.80 $20.60 $42,840 4.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 40 $25.58 $24.97 $51,930 3.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $13.44 $16.22 $33,740 10.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $22.87 $23.23 $48,310 6.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (6) $23.63 $22.96 $47,750 3.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (6) $21.69 $22.04 $45,830 2.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 $12.91 $13.50 $28,080 4.8 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,210 $14.11 $15.27 $31,750 4.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $14.17 $18.46 $38,400 17.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $21.08 $22.15 $46,080 5.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 130 $20.23 $20.35 $42,330 4.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (6) $10.66 $11.76 $24,470 5.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 180 $14.86 $15.42 $32,070 6.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $9.99 $11.37 $23,650 7.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 320 $10.10 $9.94 $20,670 6.8 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $18.48 $18.17 $37,790 3.9 %
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 210 $17.78 $26.08 $54,240 8.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $34.81 $40.22 $83,670 7.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 $12.76 $13.48 $28,030 2.8 %
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 4,300 $18.46 $18.24 $37,940 3.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $59,660 3.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $54,210 1.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $46,280 4.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $45,340 4.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $8.73 $10.21 $21,230 6.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $38,360 3.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 600 (4) (4) $40,970 2.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 390 (4) (4) $44,360 6.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 600 (4) (4) $41,340 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $42,190 5.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $44,680 3.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 50 $21.44 $23.00 $47,840 4.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 $13.24 $14.71 $30,590 5.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $21.01 $21.81 $45,370 3.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $20.23 $20.74 $43,140 7.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 810 (4) (4) $19,790 8.0 %
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 840 $14.23 $16.02 $33,310 4.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 $26.42 $26.05 $54,180 6.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $9.72 $9.49 $19,730 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $13.34 $13.89 $28,890 3.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (6) (4) (4) $42,000 4.9 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $13.66 $17.66 $36,740 18.2 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $12.34 $12.64 $26,290 6.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $14.13 $14.95 $31,090 3.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $16.27 $15.64 $32,530 8.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 4,920 $19.36 $21.26 $44,230 3.4 %
29-1020 Dentists 40 $56.03 $57.04 $118,650 9.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $18.62 $18.06 $37,570 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $37.79 $37.59 $78,190 3.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 (5) $88.08 $183,210 11.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $29.49 $30.15 $62,720 3.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,150 $20.43 $20.93 $43,540 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $22.29 $22.81 $47,450 2.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (6) $27.70 $28.60 $59,490 2.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $19.84 $19.60 $40,770 2.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $20.42 $21.41 $44,530 3.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $21.03 $21.20 $44,090 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $13.87 $13.98 $29,070 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $25.10 $25.13 $52,280 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $16.45 $16.81 $34,970 5.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $10.52 $10.72 $22,290 4.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $10.07 $10.39 $21,610 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $10.67 $11.01 $22,900 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 370 $13.87 $14.30 $29,740 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $11.47 $11.73 $24,410 6.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $11.10 $11.48 $23,880 1.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (6) $22.79 $21.50 $44,720 5.4 %
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 2,280 $10.22 $10.45 $21,740 1.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 180 $9.20 $8.97 $18,650 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,320 $9.94 $10.01 $20,820 1.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $11.37 $11.69 $24,310 3.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 320 $10.97 $11.08 $23,050 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $14.26 $14.10 $29,330 4.8 %
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 980 $12.01 $13.87 $28,850 7.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (6) $15.12 $14.41 $29,980 14.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $19.12 $19.39 $40,340 3.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 270 $7.86 $8.17 $16,980 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 6,710 $6.95 $7.69 $16,000 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $10.32 $12.20 $25,370 6.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 370 $12.52 $13.60 $28,290 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 480 $6.66 $6.81 $14,160 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $10.43 $10.86 $22,580 4.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 350 $9.02 $9.03 $18,790 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $8.53 $8.63 $17,960 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 230 $8.63 $8.78 $18,260 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 700 $7.47 $7.58 $15,770 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,440 $6.82 $7.12 $14,820 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 400 $6.61 $6.81 $14,170 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,240 $6.26 $6.56 $13,640 3.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (6) $8.74 $8.94 $18,590 3.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $6.40 $6.55 $13,620 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $6.41 $6.48 $13,480 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 $7.24 $7.30 $15,180 2.1 %
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 2,610 $8.85 $9.70 $20,170 1.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $13.47 $14.02 $29,170 2.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $13.49 $15.12 $31,440 8.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,290 $9.08 $9.79 $20,370 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $8.07 $8.35 $17,370 2.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $8.75 $9.40 $19,560 2.8 %
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 2,020 $8.50 $9.03 $18,790 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $12.77 $14.26 $29,660 5.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $7.38 $8.51 $17,700 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $10.88 $11.14 $23,170 2.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 150 $7.82 $7.88 $16,390 2.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 770 $8.65 $8.84 $18,380 3.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $6.86 $7.62 $15,840 2.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 $6.63 $7.52 $15,640 5.5 %
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 7,320 $9.25 $12.97 $26,980 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 520 $16.04 $19.86 $41,310 6.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $20.91 $25.83 $53,720 8.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,810 $7.69 $7.92 $16,480 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $7.93 $8.31 $17,280 3.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $11.85 $12.68 $26,380 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,570 $7.98 $9.48 $19,710 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $18.79 $22.93 $47,690 11.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $20.13 $27.81 $57,840 11.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $19.92 $24.11 $50,140 4.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $11.78 $11.91 $24,770 4.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $21.38 $23.37 $48,610 13.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $20.65 $23.35 $48,570 4.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $9.53 $10.04 $20,880 3.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 $29.15 $30.89 $64,260 7.3 %
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 12,270 $11.27 $12.14 $25,250 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 630 $17.46 $19.70 $40,980 4.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.02 $9.53 $19,820 6.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $11.69 $11.97 $24,890 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 280 $11.89 $12.04 $25,050 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 930 $12.14 $12.46 $25,920 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $11.86 $12.77 $26,560 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.46 $13.80 $28,710 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 300 $8.58 $8.77 $18,250 1.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) $13.67 $13.97 $29,050 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 950 $11.32 $12.50 $26,000 4.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $9.06 $9.15 $19,020 2.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $8.08 $8.04 $16,730 4.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $12.12 $12.53 $26,050 2.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $12.17 $11.92 $24,790 7.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (6) $9.91 $10.87 $22,610 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $13.64 $14.33 $29,800 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 800 $10.18 $10.29 $21,390 2.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $8.20 $8.50 $17,690 8.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $14.45 $14.85 $30,890 5.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $13.55 $15.62 $32,490 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 200 $12.00 $12.31 $25,600 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,120 $8.96 $10.12 $21,050 5.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 710 $12.98 $13.50 $28,080 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 100 $11.36 $11.10 $23,080 7.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 530 $11.95 $11.79 $24,520 2.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 840 $11.10 $11.78 $24,510 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $11.80 $12.38 $25,750 4.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 210 $9.55 $9.70 $20,190 2.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $12.12 $11.61 $24,140 4.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 50 $14.24 $13.86 $28,830 6.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 180 $11.93 $11.62 $24,160 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,470 $10.64 $11.36 $23,630 5.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (6) $10.28 $10.75 $22,350 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 50 $10.17 $10.84 $22,540 4.8 %
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 2,630 $16.74 $17.49 $36,370 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $22.93 $23.60 $49,100 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $22.69 $20.93 $43,540 8.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 450 $15.19 $15.84 $32,940 3.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $16.66 $16.69 $34,720 2.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 370 $18.03 $17.01 $35,380 6.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $17.12 $18.39 $38,250 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 110 $19.51 $19.95 $41,500 4.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 260 $18.57 $19.73 $41,040 4.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $14.89 $15.37 $31,970 5.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $23.65 $21.63 $44,980 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $15.96 $16.49 $34,300 10.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 230 $14.06 $15.26 $31,750 7.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $17.82 $17.62 $36,650 5.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 30 $9.00 $9.37 $19,480 5.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 60 $12.16 $12.54 $26,080 5.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $17.50 $17.82 $37,070 3.4 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (6) $9.75 $10.25 $21,330 7.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $15.29 $15.23 $31,690 2.9 %
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 2,390 $15.32 $16.03 $33,330 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $23.26 $23.19 $48,230 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $16.43 $18.30 $38,070 5.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $19.11 $18.59 $38,660 3.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $15.54 $15.87 $33,020 3.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 420 $13.72 $14.00 $29,130 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $16.74 $17.03 $35,410 2.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $11.92 $11.88 $24,710 4.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $16.93 $17.53 $36,470 2.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $10.09 $10.60 $22,050 5.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $16.54 $17.13 $35,640 8.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 560 $13.49 $14.12 $29,360 1.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (6) $13.09 $13.13 $27,310 8.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $20.63 $20.52 $42,670 3.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 40 $25.07 $24.20 $50,340 3.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) $16.26 $17.65 $36,710 7.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $9.01 $9.43 $19,620 5.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,510 $13.04 $13.91 $28,930 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 450 $19.84 $21.30 $44,300 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 740 $13.53 $12.99 $27,030 6.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $9.74 $9.87 $20,530 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $12.91 $12.87 $26,760 3.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $9.93 $9.88 $20,550 6.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (6) $24.88 $22.74 $47,300 6.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.78 $14.31 $29,770 1.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.64 $13.22 $27,500 2.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $14.46 $14.36 $29,860 6.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 130 $15.11 $14.90 $30,990 5.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $14.08 $14.60 $30,370 2.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $19.88 $19.78 $41,140 2.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 490 $15.33 $14.79 $30,760 2.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 160 $10.95 $12.09 $25,150 5.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $14.21 $15.15 $31,510 5.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 270 $13.78 $14.82 $30,830 4.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $9.09 $9.14 $19,000 2.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 $8.95 $9.09 $18,900 2.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 $9.95 $9.99 $20,770 3.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $14.89 $15.19 $31,600 3.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $10.24 $10.57 $21,990 4.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 180 $11.74 $12.17 $25,320 3.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $14.47 $14.64 $30,450 5.9 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 40 $12.18 $12.40 $25,790 4.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $14.54 $14.54 $30,250 2.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 310 $11.38 $12.27 $25,520 5.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 380 $12.12 $12.38 $25,750 2.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $20.07 $19.42 $40,390 9.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $15.31 $15.06 $31,320 2.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (6) $8.74 $9.69 $20,160 3.7 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $9.54 $13.79 $28,680 25.5 %
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 6,030 $12.45 $13.06 $27,160 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $16.40 $17.83 $37,090 5.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $24.12 $23.34 $48,550 2.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 280 $12.05 $12.05 $25,070 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 150 $7.22 $8.29 $17,250 8.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,600 $16.30 $17.07 $35,510 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 660 $10.20 $10.75 $22,360 6.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $8.30 $8.30 $17,260 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (6) $8.50 $9.70 $20,170 14.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 790 $15.35 $15.35 $31,920 5.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $6.58 $7.35 $15,290 6.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 850 $9.96 $10.53 $21,910 3.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (6) $11.19 $11.70 $24,330 5.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 690 $8.18 $8.92 $18,550 6.7 %

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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