Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, LA MSA


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

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Lafayette, LA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Lafayette, LA MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 164,240 $11.27 $14.36 $29,880 1.2 %
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 9,290 $27.22 $31.20 $64,890 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 490 $45.69 $51.75 $107,630 6.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,120 $28.99 $33.71 $70,130 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 140 $6.48 $6.71 $13,950 4.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $22.05 $22.76 $47,340 6.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $27.48 $31.45 $65,410 9.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 380 $31.18 $31.70 $65,940 3.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $16.74 $19.26 $40,060 4.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 $20.71 $23.36 $48,590 5.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 120 $28.14 $30.19 $62,800 5.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 600 $24.24 $27.28 $56,750 4.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 120 $23.24 $25.95 $53,980 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $25.65 $30.00 $62,400 5.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 140 $20.37 $23.54 $48,960 5.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $18.61 $23.86 $49,620 13.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 350 $33.63 $36.34 $75,600 4.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 310 (4) (4) $58,530 1.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 260 $35.82 $38.77 $80,630 4.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $18.63 $21.79 $45,330 10.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 410 $24.86 $25.18 $52,380 5.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $24.76 $24.91 $51,820 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 120 $14.43 $16.16 $33,620 5.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $12.18 $13.21 $27,480 4.3 %
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 3,870 $19.73 $22.07 $45,910 3.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 240 $22.97 $23.07 $47,980 5.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $16.68 $18.94 $39,400 3.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 290 $18.85 $19.78 $41,130 4.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $22.11 $22.40 $46,590 4.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 250 $21.10 $26.97 $56,110 15.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $16.95 $18.29 $38,050 8.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $19.58 $20.22 $42,060 4.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $25.06 $41.40 $86,120 24.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 920 $20.12 $21.78 $45,300 4.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $16.58 $17.42 $36,240 4.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $23.67 $26.46 $55,040 9.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $29.95 $27.79 $57,800 8.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (6) $20.88 $31.51 $65,550 12.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $19.20 $19.70 $40,980 4.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $19.03 $20.44 $42,510 1.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,190 $17.92 $19.47 $40,490 5.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 150 $22.77 $24.12 $50,180 3.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $24.87 $25.23 $52,480 5.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $26.14 $27.75 $57,710 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $17.38 $18.88 $39,270 4.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $27.86 $28.10 $58,450 4.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $25.28 $25.39 $52,820 6.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $25.02 $24.44 $50,840 4.1 %
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 3,070 $22.74 $24.54 $51,050 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 220 $22.14 $21.35 $44,420 7.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 180 $29.00 $28.97 $60,250 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $34.31 $38.99 $81,090 4.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $27.55 $25.43 $52,900 8.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $26.63 $26.28 $54,670 5.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $25.49 $27.40 $56,990 8.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 310 $25.81 $27.50 $57,200 6.4 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 310 $41.38 $42.25 $87,890 5.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $17.53 $21.35 $44,420 12.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $24.37 $24.04 $50,010 4.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $16.12 $17.37 $36,130 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 120 $16.50 $16.57 $34,470 2.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 180 $20.14 $20.14 $41,890 4.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 80 $17.35 $19.67 $40,900 9.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 240 $12.83 $13.90 $28,900 5.0 %
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 740 $23.72 $27.23 $56,630 6.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $22.77 $22.89 $47,610 4.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $18.62 $18.84 $39,190 3.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 140 $43.30 $41.15 $85,590 6.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $17.29 $25.60 $53,260 14.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 $22.64 $21.49 $44,710 6.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 90 $24.82 $24.88 $51,740 2.6 %
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 1,590 $16.34 $16.82 $34,970 3.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $16.60 $19.05 $39,630 7.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 330 $20.40 $20.54 $42,720 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $13.57 $17.89 $37,220 15.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (6) $13.20 $14.40 $29,950 5.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $15.99 $16.21 $33,720 2.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 160 $21.46 $21.31 $44,320 4.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $12.44 $15.18 $31,580 10.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 210 $8.45 $9.05 $18,820 6.9 %
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 1,210 $21.98 $35.00 $72,790 11.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 800 $32.94 $45.00 $93,590 12.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 310 $14.41 $15.65 $32,550 5.9 %
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 7,920 $16.50 $16.11 $33,500 3.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $20.16 $20.00 $41,600 4.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 290 $9.78 $10.64 $22,140 5.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $37,110 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,380 (4) (4) $36,470 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,020 (4) (4) $37,900 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 (4) (4) $35,940 1.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $41,190 1.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 160 $14.13 $15.76 $32,780 9.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $18.38 $18.39 $38,250 3.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 160 $22.00 $21.79 $45,320 2.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,460 (4) (4) $14,390 2.5 %
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 1,060 $10.52 $12.54 $26,070 3.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.53 $9.73 $20,240 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $10.48 $11.79 $24,520 5.7 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $8.75 $10.03 $20,870 9.4 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 40 (4) (4) $39,280 8.9 %
27-3010 Announcers 120 $8.92 $10.53 $21,900 3.7 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $14.82 $16.40 $34,120 5.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $15.51 $15.97 $33,210 4.2 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $15.22 $16.27 $33,830 5.1 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $9.62 $10.17 $21,150 4.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $8.87 $9.17 $19,080 6.5 %
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 9,620 $17.83 $23.51 $48,910 7.3 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) $41.51 $54.82 $114,020 20.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $17.85 $19.21 $39,950 6.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 50 $36.59 $50.88 $105,820 7.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 350 $34.19 $34.44 $71,640 2.5 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (6) (5) $83.70 $174,090 12.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) (5) $92.02 $191,400 7.2 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (6) (5) $100.96 $210,000 14.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $100.39 $208,810 8.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,210 $20.56 $21.74 $45,220 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 130 $29.23 $29.27 $60,890 4.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 240 $28.61 $28.96 $60,230 7.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 110 $17.57 $17.86 $37,150 5.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $23.53 $23.70 $49,290 3.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $21.57 $23.34 $48,550 8.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 240 $17.03 $17.20 $35,780 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 210 $10.67 $11.24 $23,390 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $30.55 $28.43 $59,140 10.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 70 $16.18 $16.16 $33,610 8.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $20.91 $19.22 $39,970 5.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 280 $15.92 $16.10 $33,490 2.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (6) $12.32 $12.12 $25,200 1.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 280 $9.96 $10.33 $21,490 3.2 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 100 $14.39 $13.90 $28,910 2.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $12.79 $12.98 $26,990 1.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,740 $12.70 $12.93 $26,890 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $11.60 $12.09 $25,150 2.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $10.12 $10.66 $22,180 2.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 130 $24.59 $25.67 $53,390 4.9 %
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 4,410 $6.92 $7.78 $16,190 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 820 $7.35 $7.80 $16,230 3.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,470 $6.53 $6.66 $13,850 2.1 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 40 $7.13 $7.17 $14,920 3.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $17.80 $16.28 $33,870 12.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $19.37 $18.87 $39,250 4.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $8.65 $8.78 $18,250 2.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 $13.10 $12.31 $25,600 6.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $12.25 $12.08 $25,120 17.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 130 $7.71 $8.15 $16,960 6.3 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $8.78 $9.32 $19,390 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $9.81 $9.99 $20,780 2.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.72 $8.38 $17,420 4.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $7.18 $7.88 $16,400 4.3 %
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 3,320 $11.21 $12.58 $26,180 6.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $20.44 $21.22 $44,130 4.8 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 30 $16.17 $15.05 $31,300 10.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 590 $11.26 $12.27 $25,520 10.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $20.33 $20.56 $42,760 4.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 740 $13.75 $13.62 $28,330 5.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $12.54 $13.79 $28,680 4.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 990 $8.10 $9.01 $18,740 3.9 %
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 13,270 $6.53 $7.11 $14,800 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $12.70 $13.13 $27,320 4.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,070 $11.49 $12.20 $25,380 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,680 $6.29 $6.39 $13,290 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,250 $6.59 $6.96 $14,480 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 800 $6.90 $7.04 $14,640 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 340 $6.73 $7.28 $15,140 5.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,740 $6.70 $6.83 $14,200 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 580 $6.14 $6.20 $12,890 2.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,130 $6.32 $6.46 $13,440 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $6.41 $6.54 $13,600 2.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,740 $6.40 $6.64 $13,810 2.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $6.52 $6.67 $13,880 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $6.29 $6.35 $13,210 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 590 $6.31 $6.28 $13,050 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 360 $6.34 $6.34 $13,180 3.0 %
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 4,250 $7.08 $7.99 $16,620 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $11.84 $12.74 $26,490 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $12.28 $13.54 $28,170 7.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,930 $7.11 $7.78 $16,180 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 $6.44 $6.52 $13,550 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $10.87 $11.25 $23,390 9.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 530 $7.83 $8.08 $16,800 2.2 %
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 3,200 $6.82 $7.62 $15,850 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $11.92 $12.59 $26,180 4.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $6.90 $6.99 $14,550 4.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $6.93 $7.54 $15,690 4.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 300 $6.54 $7.39 $15,370 4.6 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 40 $8.14 $8.21 $17,070 2.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $6.85 $8.93 $18,570 15.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 460 $8.31 $9.01 $18,730 6.8 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $6.62 $7.37 $15,330 20.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 900 $6.49 $6.50 $13,520 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 340 $6.87 $6.81 $14,160 4.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (6) $6.69 $8.17 $17,000 7.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $6.64 $7.28 $15,150 5.3 %
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 18,730 $8.21 $11.85 $24,640 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,640 $13.17 $14.45 $30,060 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 290 $21.61 $23.80 $49,510 5.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,810 $6.50 $6.79 $14,130 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 740 $7.06 $8.13 $16,900 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 550 $8.81 $9.63 $20,020 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,550 $7.56 $9.01 $18,740 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 270 $17.15 $20.60 $42,840 10.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $30.12 $32.52 $67,640 10.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 $17.29 $31.95 $66,460 20.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $11.19 $14.52 $30,190 12.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,100 $25.39 $26.52 $55,160 6.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,590 $18.88 $21.02 $43,730 3.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $12.11 $13.84 $28,790 14.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 160 $14.31 $17.77 $36,970 10.0 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 60 $9.38 $12.42 $25,820 10.2 %
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 29,690 $9.92 $11.10 $23,090 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,870 $15.46 $16.96 $35,280 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 420 $7.70 $8.07 $16,790 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 440 $11.32 $11.53 $23,980 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 750 $10.84 $10.98 $22,840 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,880 $10.61 $11.30 $23,510 3.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 370 $12.21 $12.40 $25,780 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $10.00 $11.00 $22,880 4.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,160 $8.09 $8.21 $17,090 4.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) $9.50 $10.60 $22,040 10.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 $10.97 $12.82 $26,660 7.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,810 $10.33 $11.12 $23,140 3.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $11.72 $13.08 $27,200 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 380 $7.77 $8.03 $16,710 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $7.06 $7.23 $15,040 4.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $8.87 $9.35 $19,450 2.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $8.89 $9.50 $19,770 6.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $11.65 $13.96 $29,030 8.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $11.43 $11.66 $24,260 6.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 310 $10.17 $11.22 $23,350 6.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $12.33 $12.80 $26,630 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,550 $8.39 $8.93 $18,570 2.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (6) $10.26 $12.44 $25,870 12.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 270 $7.26 $7.42 $15,430 3.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 190 $8.55 $9.92 $20,640 7.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 920 $19.14 $19.00 $39,520 9.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (6) $11.16 $10.32 $21,460 9.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $19.25 $19.01 $39,540 2.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 400 $18.77 $18.71 $38,930 1.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 200 $18.60 $17.51 $36,420 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $13.90 $15.23 $31,690 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 830 $9.21 $10.69 $22,240 5.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,010 $7.56 $8.35 $17,370 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $9.71 $10.15 $21,110 7.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,540 $14.19 $14.31 $29,770 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 530 $14.90 $14.92 $31,030 5.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 $11.17 $10.43 $21,700 4.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,710 $9.65 $9.94 $20,680 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $11.59 $13.26 $27,570 3.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 200 $8.88 $9.28 $19,310 2.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 270 $8.61 $9.08 $18,890 4.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $13.07 $14.13 $29,390 8.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,420 $7.57 $8.19 $17,030 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (6) $10.24 $10.96 $22,790 2.1 %
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 330 $9.76 $11.67 $24,270 6.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $7.73 $8.28 $17,230 7.8 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $7.00 $7.49 $15,570 10.5 %
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 13,690 $13.71 $14.71 $30,590 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,590 $18.83 $20.13 $41,870 3.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $10.30 $12.50 $26,000 17.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 800 $13.28 $13.54 $28,170 3.0 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 50 $11.77 $11.78 $24,510 5.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $12.34 $12.60 $26,210 4.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,150 $10.24 $10.46 $21,760 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 460 $13.88 $14.63 $30,420 4.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 110 $12.31 $12.61 $26,240 7.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 580 $16.95 $17.35 $36,080 4.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 50 $12.03 $11.59 $24,110 4.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 640 $12.57 $12.63 $26,270 2.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $14.33 $14.43 $30,020 10.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $15.32 $16.04 $33,360 4.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $10.02 $10.20 $21,220 2.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 200 $12.06 $13.01 $27,050 6.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 100 $14.26 $14.52 $30,200 10.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 160 $9.94 $10.15 $21,110 8.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 260 $9.04 $9.73 $20,230 9.4 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 100 $8.46 $9.20 $19,130 7.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $9.44 $10.50 $21,850 10.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $22.24 $23.92 $49,740 7.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (6) $8.36 $9.28 $19,300 3.0 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 1,000 $16.33 $17.09 $35,560 3.0 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 590 $17.51 $24.22 $50,370 15.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (6) $14.25 $16.20 $33,710 5.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 410 $12.80 $13.11 $27,260 3.7 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 1,420 $13.31 $13.33 $27,730 2.6 %
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 9,860 $14.17 $14.87 $30,930 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 910 $22.20 $22.51 $46,830 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $16.19 $16.45 $34,220 7.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $19.36 $19.31 $40,160 8.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $7.86 $8.54 $17,760 11.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 70 $13.00 $14.11 $29,340 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 280 $14.21 $14.16 $29,460 3.3 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $8.13 $8.53 $17,750 8.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 700 $12.94 $13.60 $28,290 4.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 430 $13.62 $14.54 $30,240 2.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (6) $12.91 $12.59 $26,190 2.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 990 $14.70 $14.84 $30,870 5.3 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $12.33 $12.03 $25,030 7.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (6) $6.42 $7.62 $15,860 21.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (6) $11.21 $10.76 $22,390 5.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) $20.55 $19.91 $41,410 6.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $18.12 $17.33 $36,050 2.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 110 $14.67 $14.41 $29,970 12.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 760 $15.61 $16.43 $34,170 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,730 $12.05 $12.63 $26,280 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (6) $10.29 $10.68 $22,220 4.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $18.29 $18.46 $38,390 3.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $23.67 $21.84 $45,430 6.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) $14.11 $15.44 $32,110 4.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 110 $10.86 $10.85 $22,560 8.2 %
49-9096 Riggers (6) $14.10 $14.03 $29,190 4.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 310 $9.88 $10.16 $21,130 2.4 %
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 12,640 $11.55 $13.22 $27,490 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 910 $17.62 $19.13 $39,800 5.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $15.89 $15.57 $32,380 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 580 $9.29 $9.58 $19,930 3.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 170 $9.60 $9.12 $18,960 4.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 300 $9.17 $10.30 $21,430 4.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $7.77 $8.17 $17,000 2.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 60 $8.68 $8.35 $17,370 6.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 110 $10.02 $10.16 $21,140 4.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.80 $11.88 $24,700 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $10.05 $10.26 $21,330 4.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $14.54 $14.58 $30,320 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 860 $13.71 $14.55 $30,260 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.80 $10.06 $20,930 4.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,240 $15.13 $16.09 $33,470 5.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $9.17 $11.52 $23,960 17.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $9.26 $10.21 $21,240 3.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $10.45 $10.62 $22,100 5.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 350 $6.68 $6.78 $14,090 2.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $8.05 $7.94 $16,510 3.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 440 $6.56 $6.77 $14,070 2.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 60 $8.13 $8.12 $16,890 3.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 140 $11.49 $13.03 $27,100 7.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (6) $14.90 $14.85 $30,890 2.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (6) $15.95 $16.29 $33,890 5.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $13.16 $12.90 $26,830 4.7 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 50 $21.83 $19.81 $41,200 9.8 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 120 $24.17 $22.31 $46,400 4.0 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (6) $24.03 $23.65 $49,190 3.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $9.53 $9.47 $19,700 6.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $9.99 $10.64 $22,140 5.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $9.53 $11.09 $23,060 11.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $7.98 $7.87 $16,360 6.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 980 $19.19 $16.88 $35,120 7.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (6) $8.65 $9.96 $20,710 7.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 560 $10.18 $9.69 $20,150 8.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (6) $11.28 $15.09 $31,380 19.6 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (6) $6.88 $7.19 $14,940 6.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 620 $8.88 $9.18 $19,090 3.5 %
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 11,280 $9.61 $11.24 $23,370 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $15.09 $16.92 $35,190 6.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $21.07 $22.92 $47,670 4.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 70 (4) (4) $65,000 5.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $9.96 $9.57 $19,900 3.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 610 $8.39 $9.90 $20,600 4.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 370 $9.57 $10.59 $22,040 5.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,990 $11.79 $12.67 $26,340 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,540 $9.82 $11.26 $23,430 7.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $6.91 $7.42 $15,430 8.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 210 $12.08 $13.30 $27,670 6.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 170 $25.94 $27.23 $56,630 8.0 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 60 $27.02 $27.82 $57,870 7.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $6.77 $7.47 $15,530 4.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 250 $16.19 $16.22 $33,750 5.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 180 $13.26 $15.87 $33,000 10.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 550 $11.04 $11.15 $23,190 3.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $6.67 $7.04 $14,640 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,790 $8.07 $8.42 $17,520 2.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 580 $6.50 $6.91 $14,370 3.0 %

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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