Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles, LA MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 81,530 $11.74 $14.96 $31,110 2.5 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,990 $27.18 $31.76 $66,060 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $47.49 $53.38 $111,030 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,650 $26.77 $32.50 $67,600 3.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $30.79 $28.71 $59,710 10.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $17.79 $22.40 $46,580 10.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $23.92 $29.82 $62,020 7.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $18.49 $22.02 $45,800 6.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $29.64 $30.83 $64,120 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 $29.48 $32.79 $68,200 4.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 80 $30.69 $32.12 $66,800 6.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $32.97 $36.97 $76,890 5.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $23.24 $27.64 $57,490 6.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $27.31 $28.83 $59,970 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $31.07 $32.59 $67,790 4.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $46.02 $45.90 $95,470 4.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $17.31 $18.47 $38,420 5.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $22.63 $22.58 $46,960 6.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers (6) $48.19 $49.38 $102,700 7.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $11.49 $11.71 $24,360 4.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $18.24 $19.21 $39,950 4.4 %
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 2,170 $20.32 $22.60 $47,000 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $15.89 $17.98 $37,400 6.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $22.99 $24.93 $51,860 5.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $21.07 $21.24 $44,180 8.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $25.05 $26.28 $54,660 5.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 270 $24.59 $24.75 $51,490 2.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (6) $8.97 $13.08 $27,200 17.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $14.48 $18.79 $39,090 10.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $18.17 $23.02 $47,880 12.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $29.53 $31.04 $64,570 4.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 460 $19.97 $21.23 $44,160 3.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $26.99 $25.76 $53,580 10.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 180 $17.24 $17.97 $37,380 6.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $15.19 $18.13 $37,710 9.8 %
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 590 $19.87 $21.94 $45,640 6.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $21.01 $23.96 $49,840 7.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 $15.94 $17.88 $37,190 6.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $25.94 $26.40 $54,910 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $25.69 $33.23 $69,110 13.5 %
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 1,830 $29.41 $29.92 $62,230 3.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 200 $37.83 $37.43 $77,860 2.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $39.25 $38.16 $79,380 5.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $35.30 $34.39 $71,530 2.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $32.77 $32.97 $68,580 7.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $29.15 $30.23 $62,870 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $35.85 $35.72 $74,300 10.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 190 $38.37 $38.30 $79,660 2.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (6) $47.12 $45.72 $95,100 3.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $24.80 $24.87 $51,720 4.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 120 $26.15 $26.82 $55,770 1.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 170 $25.12 $25.61 $53,260 3.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $14.52 $16.05 $33,370 12.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $23.76 $21.54 $44,810 9.5 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 $21.10 $22.99 $47,820 7.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $13.34 $14.54 $30,240 7.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 820 $23.28 $24.69 $51,360 7.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 110 $27.65 $26.29 $54,680 13.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (6) $27.30 $28.32 $58,900 6.1 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 30 $44.52 $43.71 $90,910 4.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 140 $20.50 $19.10 $39,740 19.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $16.11 $16.86 $35,060 6.3 %
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 950 $14.03 $14.78 $30,740 10.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (6) $11.51 $11.76 $24,450 20.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 170 $15.83 $16.71 $34,750 7.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $14.40 $15.88 $33,040 9.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (6) $9.15 $9.45 $19,660 8.1 %
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 290 $27.25 $41.61 $86,540 19.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $40.45 $59.96 $124,720 21.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $13.91 $13.99 $29,110 5.2 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $20.42 $20.21 $42,040 2.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 40 $19.07 $18.69 $38,870 2.8 %
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 560 $10.01 $13.16 $27,370 8.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (6) $6.65 $7.01 $14,590 7.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $8.82 $9.70 $20,180 2.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $18.00 $22.62 $47,040 12.5 %
27-4021 Photographers (6) $10.03 $9.81 $20,410 4.5 %
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 5,230 $18.14 $23.36 $48,590 6.0 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (6) $63.68 $59.25 $123,230 20.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $10.29 $11.74 $24,420 11.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $35.01 $34.07 $70,860 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 (5) $86.46 $179,840 6.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,880 $20.44 $22.51 $46,830 7.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $26.62 $32.22 $67,010 7.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $41.58 $43.61 $90,720 15.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $17.08 $17.49 $36,390 2.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (6) $21.72 $22.14 $46,050 2.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $18.97 $19.83 $41,250 5.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $12.10 $14.13 $29,390 10.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $17.62 $16.78 $34,900 7.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $16.93 $17.54 $36,490 4.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $11.39 $11.51 $23,940 4.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $8.66 $9.49 $19,730 7.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $14.03 $13.93 $28,970 4.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 820 $13.01 $15.13 $31,460 5.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $8.04 $8.30 $17,250 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $10.89 $10.72 $22,290 9.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $20.08 $21.09 $43,870 7.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,730 $7.14 $7.58 $15,780 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 100 $6.61 $6.72 $13,970 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,010 $6.60 $6.68 $13,880 2.5 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 30 $7.83 $8.15 $16,950 5.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $7.74 $7.71 $16,030 3.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 $9.17 $9.09 $18,910 3.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 $8.71 $9.56 $19,880 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $10.38 $10.46 $21,750 3.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $7.59 $8.01 $16,660 12.1 %
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 2,690 $10.08 $10.98 $22,830 3.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (6) $10.34 $11.15 $23,200 6.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 190 $14.75 $15.10 $31,400 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 610 $11.44 $12.37 $25,740 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 670 $8.05 $8.86 $18,420 4.5 %
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 7,820 $6.55 $7.00 $14,550 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $16.78 $16.49 $34,300 4.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 530 $10.32 $10.61 $22,080 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 980 $6.20 $6.13 $12,750 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 420 $7.29 $7.62 $15,850 3.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 510 $6.54 $6.61 $13,760 2.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 460 $6.53 $6.75 $14,040 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $6.29 $6.32 $13,140 2.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,530 $7.09 $7.14 $14,860 4.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 230 $6.65 $6.67 $13,870 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,430 $6.26 $6.30 $13,100 2.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 130 $6.15 $6.13 $12,740 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $6.30 $6.28 $13,070 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $6.90 $7.07 $14,700 3.2 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,520 $6.94 $7.65 $15,900 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $10.04 $10.86 $22,590 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $13.47 $13.43 $27,930 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,120 $6.74 $7.22 $15,030 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 690 $6.42 $6.52 $13,560 2.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $10.39 $11.03 $22,950 4.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 450 $8.31 $8.64 $17,960 2.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,690 $6.81 $8.48 $17,630 7.4 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 70 $8.60 $10.80 $22,460 21.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $13.93 $14.02 $29,160 6.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $6.58 $7.00 $14,550 4.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 $8.63 $8.85 $18,410 2.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 680 $6.41 $6.64 $13,820 5.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (6) $6.41 $6.49 $13,500 4.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $7.01 $8.74 $18,180 9.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 8,270 $8.50 $11.60 $24,120 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 900 $13.68 $14.35 $29,850 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $21.04 $24.83 $51,640 8.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,610 $6.65 $6.94 $14,440 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (6) $7.92 $8.23 $17,110 3.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $11.71 $12.01 $24,990 5.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,610 $8.24 $9.96 $20,710 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $10.95 $13.90 $28,920 5.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $14.80 $18.26 $37,990 8.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (6) $21.71 $27.99 $58,220 4.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 280 $19.94 $20.13 $41,860 5.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 670 $20.48 $23.47 $48,810 6.0 %
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 12,350 $9.82 $10.85 $22,560 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 720 $14.27 $15.56 $32,360 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 $8.74 $10.31 $21,440 9.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $11.01 $11.56 $24,040 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 $9.73 $9.92 $20,630 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,060 $10.59 $10.93 $22,730 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $11.41 $12.27 $25,510 3.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $9.85 $12.74 $26,510 8.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 690 $8.55 $8.88 $18,470 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 740 $10.05 $11.11 $23,120 4.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $6.50 $7.02 $14,600 4.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $7.57 $7.44 $15,480 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $8.34 $8.56 $17,810 2.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $9.13 $8.96 $18,630 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $9.47 $9.95 $20,700 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $13.81 $14.43 $30,010 4.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 $8.38 $8.49 $17,660 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $8.10 $8.31 $17,280 4.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $12.90 $14.14 $29,400 4.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (6) $15.00 $16.40 $34,110 9.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $16.86 $17.51 $36,420 4.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $9.38 $10.65 $22,150 5.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 820 $8.07 $9.17 $19,080 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 630 $13.42 $14.16 $29,450 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 280 $11.51 $11.82 $24,580 8.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 80 $9.92 $9.78 $20,350 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,440 $9.84 $10.05 $20,910 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $12.38 $13.32 $27,710 5.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $8.81 $9.05 $18,820 2.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $7.81 $8.08 $16,800 4.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,780 $7.87 $8.78 $18,250 2.5 %
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) $11.23 $12.91 $26,860 10.0 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7,640 $15.38 $16.06 $33,410 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 510 $21.84 $23.31 $48,480 3.4 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 140 $20.16 $20.04 $41,690 10.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $14.18 $15.08 $31,370 7.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 920 $15.86 $17.15 $35,670 4.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $13.01 $13.73 $28,550 6.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 850 $10.42 $10.72 $22,310 2.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $13.10 $16.49 $34,300 17.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 340 $16.12 $15.92 $33,120 5.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,030 $18.34 $19.23 $40,010 3.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 170 $13.80 $14.02 $29,150 2.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 480 $14.49 $15.29 $31,810 4.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,020 $19.53 $20.04 $41,680 2.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $12.77 $12.54 $26,080 4.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 120 $14.81 $14.57 $30,310 9.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $10.72 $10.80 $22,470 4.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 210 $10.22 $10.13 $21,070 2.4 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 130 $10.92 $11.41 $23,730 2.8 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 330 $10.15 $10.91 $22,700 8.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $21.30 $21.68 $45,090 8.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 30 $12.73 $12.64 $26,300 8.2 %
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 4,070 $15.65 $16.48 $34,280 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $23.20 $24.49 $50,940 3.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $17.14 $17.20 $35,780 10.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $20.75 $20.14 $41,890 6.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 120 $24.65 $23.69 $49,260 3.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $14.82 $14.72 $30,620 10.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $13.01 $13.46 $27,990 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $15.91 $15.99 $33,270 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 220 $16.37 $16.34 $33,990 4.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 50 $14.01 $15.19 $31,590 11.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $8.42 $8.50 $17,690 7.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) $23.81 $22.57 $46,940 5.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $13.37 $14.50 $30,160 3.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $22.30 $20.90 $43,480 6.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 800 $12.23 $14.03 $29,180 4.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $10.94 $13.53 $28,150 10.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 60 $17.07 $17.69 $36,790 5.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (6) $19.73 $19.38 $40,300 9.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $16.35 $16.01 $33,300 5.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $10.34 $10.29 $21,410 3.8 %
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 6,270 $18.28 $18.72 $38,940 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 $27.54 $27.25 $56,670 3.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $16.93 $18.19 $37,830 4.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (6) $10.09 $10.49 $21,810 2.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $7.42 $7.78 $16,180 8.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $8.84 $9.52 $19,810 6.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 70 $7.42 $8.06 $16,760 11.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 300 $19.56 $19.62 $40,800 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 510 $16.75 $16.73 $34,800 2.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $9.81 $9.53 $19,820 2.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $6.47 $6.54 $13,590 2.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $11.18 $11.18 $23,250 6.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (6) $17.02 $17.12 $35,610 20.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,060 $25.14 $24.63 $51,230 1.9 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 60 $25.76 $25.11 $52,240 4.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 230 $25.14 $24.28 $50,510 3.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $26.32 $26.47 $55,050 3.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.70 $16.06 $33,400 7.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 $22.84 $21.76 $45,270 3.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (6) $8.32 $9.73 $20,230 10.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $9.00 $11.76 $24,470 14.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 90 $13.08 $13.18 $27,420 4.7 %
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 4,870 $10.08 $12.07 $25,110 4.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $19.72 $22.66 $47,140 7.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $17.44 $17.78 $36,990 4.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $8.21 $8.43 $17,530 3.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 150 $10.06 $11.86 $24,680 10.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,150 $13.09 $13.40 $27,870 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 650 $9.98 $11.77 $24,470 8.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $6.71 $6.93 $14,420 4.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $15.37 $15.85 $32,960 4.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $17.20 $19.73 $41,030 15.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $12.54 $13.13 $27,320 5.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $6.54 $6.91 $14,380 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 810 $8.04 $8.49 $17,670 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 190 $8.99 $8.77 $18,240 4.2 %

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.

(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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