Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lowell, MA-NH 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 Lowell, MA-NH PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 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 Lowell, MA-NH 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 124,290 $16.90 $20.76 $43,180 1.5 %
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 9,150 $40.70 $45.26 $94,130 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 680 (5) $75.19 $156,390 3.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,580 $43.24 $47.88 $99,580 2.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 $37.52 $36.96 $76,880 5.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 400 $44.35 $46.45 $96,620 2.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 460 $51.78 $54.75 $113,880 3.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $27.18 $32.01 $66,580 12.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 340 $31.99 $32.60 $67,810 3.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 490 $48.34 $49.57 $103,110 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 890 $36.85 $40.63 $84,510 2.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 380 $37.60 $42.01 $87,390 3.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 430 $35.70 $36.83 $76,600 3.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 $33.17 $34.80 $72,380 3.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $27.18 $28.13 $58,500 4.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 $32.35 $33.48 $69,640 3.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $20.48 $24.92 $51,830 8.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $80,790 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 590 $45.90 $48.21 $100,270 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $16.86 $19.46 $40,470 4.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $29.33 $31.26 $65,020 6.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $53.52 $59.78 $124,350 8.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $22.14 $22.42 $46,640 3.0 %
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 4,910 $25.37 $27.77 $57,760 2.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 $20.49 $22.35 $46,490 8.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 450 $24.67 $25.15 $52,320 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 180 $19.42 $20.38 $42,400 4.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $23.73 $25.83 $53,730 6.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 210 $26.30 $29.28 $60,910 5.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $22.57 $24.12 $50,170 3.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $28.83 $28.79 $59,890 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 340 $35.76 $38.69 $80,470 7.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $26.90 $29.41 $61,170 8.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 940 $24.95 $27.09 $56,340 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $26.91 $33.02 $68,670 16.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 $26.39 $28.43 $59,130 3.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 150 $22.19 $22.20 $46,180 3.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 270 $30.84 $31.16 $64,820 3.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $27.37 $35.79 $74,450 16.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 180 $19.22 $19.10 $39,740 2.7 %
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 4,840 $35.13 $36.11 $75,110 1.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (6) $39.21 $44.24 $92,010 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 320 $32.90 $34.74 $72,260 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,380 $40.64 $40.80 $84,860 2.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,160 $40.19 $40.70 $84,650 1.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 710 $25.19 $26.65 $55,430 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 280 $34.45 $34.59 $71,950 3.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 110 $33.67 $36.03 $74,940 7.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 410 $30.14 $29.18 $60,690 4.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (6) $30.89 $30.91 $64,290 3.5 %
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 4,010 $28.64 $29.95 $62,290 2.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $34.47 $32.57 $67,750 7.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $33.66 $33.19 $69,030 3.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $25.46 $26.12 $54,330 3.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 70 $36.28 $37.37 $77,730 4.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 320 $33.25 $33.12 $68,900 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $35.60 $36.98 $76,920 3.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 460 $31.47 $31.40 $65,320 3.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 40 $31.19 $30.24 $62,890 6.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 360 $33.96 $34.55 $71,860 2.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (6) $19.15 $19.28 $40,090 2.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 130 $28.04 $30.01 $62,410 8.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 100 $23.90 $23.69 $49,280 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 720 $21.16 $22.35 $46,500 3.4 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 250 $17.63 $18.21 $37,890 5.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 140 $21.51 $22.42 $46,630 7.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 60 $22.60 $22.86 $47,550 2.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (6) $14.59 $14.59 $30,360 5.2 %
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 1,900 $22.86 $24.26 $50,470 9.6 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 40 $31.68 $31.71 $65,960 6.8 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 190 $31.00 $31.54 $65,600 5.2 %
19-2012 Physicists (6) $32.03 $36.70 $76,340 5.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 130 $28.68 $31.84 $66,220 5.3 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 50 $35.06 $37.68 $78,380 4.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (6) $27.34 $27.84 $57,900 3.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 340 $25.22 $27.17 $56,500 9.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 140 $26.47 $27.53 $57,260 6.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $25.85 $25.67 $53,400 2.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 150 $19.70 $20.26 $42,140 3.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $16.41 $20.04 $41,690 3.3 %
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 1,750 $17.77 $18.81 $39,120 5.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 120 $14.35 $17.65 $36,710 14.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 150 $27.82 $26.48 $55,080 2.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 100 $22.65 $20.71 $43,080 6.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $18.74 $19.83 $41,260 9.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 490 $22.11 $20.44 $42,500 7.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 320 $12.89 $15.96 $33,200 9.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $25.38 $24.08 $50,080 2.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 380 $14.54 $14.91 $31,010 5.3 %
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 (6) $22.22 $25.52 $53,080 5.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 250 $26.40 $33.23 $69,120 5.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 150 $16.15 $16.86 $35,070 2.7 %
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 8,710 $21.82 $20.72 $43,090 2.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (6) $30.59 $25.94 $53,950 10.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 700 $10.86 $11.64 $24,210 3.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 170 (4) (4) $47,760 7.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,800 (4) (4) $49,720 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,150 (4) (4) $49,350 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,330 (4) (4) $49,620 2.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 340 (4) (4) $59,790 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 310 (4) (4) $47,850 1.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 150 (4) (4) $48,130 2.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $53,650 3.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 70 $27.61 $24.12 $50,160 7.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $12.27 $14.49 $30,140 14.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $25.76 $25.55 $53,150 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $14.76 $14.49 $30,140 4.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 140 $24.04 $22.96 $47,760 15.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,310 (4) (4) $20,180 3.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,370 $20.01 $21.48 $44,670 4.2 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (6) $26.74 $26.95 $56,060 4.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $24.94 $26.95 $56,050 9.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 130 $8.27 $8.89 $18,490 8.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 $18.70 $19.58 $40,730 4.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 180 (4) (4) $30,590 11.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $19.90 $24.09 $50,120 7.1 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $22.39 $23.49 $48,860 2.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 $29.88 $29.62 $61,610 2.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $27.25 $27.41 $57,010 6.1 %
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 4,860 $24.45 $29.21 $60,750 6.9 %
29-1020 Dentists 50 $43.96 $51.42 $106,960 11.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $17.51 $18.74 $38,970 3.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $36.80 $36.83 $76,620 2.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $82.48 $171,560 10.7 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) (5) $77.71 $161,630 16.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $25.69 $24.21 $50,350 6.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,740 $26.49 $25.94 $53,950 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $25.73 $25.98 $54,030 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $27.26 $27.47 $57,130 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $24.25 $24.10 $50,130 3.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $26.22 $25.12 $52,260 8.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $13.70 $15.35 $31,920 6.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 250 $30.36 $29.00 $60,330 5.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $16.52 $17.43 $36,250 2.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $10.48 $10.91 $22,700 2.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $12.06 $12.13 $25,230 2.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 710 $19.75 $19.65 $40,880 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $12.82 $13.78 $28,670 2.2 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers (6) (4) (4) $25,270 4.0 %
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 3,000 $11.72 $12.32 $25,630 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 350 $10.25 $10.49 $21,820 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,600 $11.49 $11.89 $24,740 3.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $19.62 $18.73 $38,970 4.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $8.22 $9.38 $19,510 9.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $15.18 $14.84 $30,860 4.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $12.98 $13.08 $27,210 2.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $8.30 $8.56 $17,800 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $8.35 $9.16 $19,060 5.7 %
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 2,850 $19.00 $19.12 $39,770 6.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 470 $24.81 $24.18 $50,300 5.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 720 $21.83 $23.34 $48,550 4.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 970 $10.85 $11.53 $23,980 2.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 70 $7.18 $8.27 $17,190 6.6 %
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 8,740 $8.80 $9.98 $20,750 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $18.45 $19.23 $39,990 5.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 180 $8.02 $8.49 $17,660 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $11.07 $11.72 $24,380 5.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 450 $11.84 $12.27 $25,520 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 100 $9.80 $9.76 $20,310 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 500 $9.18 $9.23 $19,190 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,230 $7.27 $9.13 $18,990 9.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,200 $8.33 $9.13 $18,980 6.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 700 $7.83 $8.06 $16,770 2.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,610 $9.03 $10.08 $20,960 5.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 200 $8.07 $8.93 $18,580 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $7.91 $8.65 $18,000 4.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 $8.51 $8.84 $18,400 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $9.65 $9.87 $20,530 3.1 %
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 3,290 $11.64 $12.71 $26,430 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $19.33 $19.89 $41,380 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $20.11 $20.78 $43,230 5.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,850 $10.96 $11.96 $24,890 5.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 510 $10.10 $10.05 $20,900 2.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 630 $13.45 $14.26 $29,670 2.6 %
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 1,980 $9.26 $10.21 $21,230 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (6) $16.46 $16.56 $34,450 4.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (6) $8.45 $8.66 $18,010 3.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $8.12 $8.32 $17,300 3.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $8.17 $8.58 $17,860 2.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (6) $9.11 $10.57 $21,980 7.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $10.00 $10.17 $21,150 3.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 170 $9.22 $9.42 $19,590 4.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 150 $11.19 $14.56 $30,290 13.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 530 $7.26 $9.13 $19,000 3.0 %
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 10,440 $12.84 $18.20 $37,860 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 720 $16.23 $18.29 $38,040 4.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 300 $26.42 $29.14 $60,610 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,830 $8.53 $8.99 $18,690 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 360 $9.43 $11.50 $23,910 5.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $13.50 $16.69 $34,720 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,070 $10.31 $11.90 $24,740 3.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $20.78 $21.35 $44,410 7.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $27.11 $27.61 $57,420 5.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 70 $11.14 $12.72 $26,450 5.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,110 $34.09 $35.66 $74,160 3.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,480 $22.51 $26.11 $54,310 5.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (6) $18.46 $18.34 $38,140 2.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (6) $37.54 $38.11 $79,270 3.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 290 $11.04 $14.30 $29,750 12.7 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 60 $16.95 $18.55 $38,590 5.5 %
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 21,360 $14.65 $15.51 $32,260 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,170 $20.75 $22.09 $45,940 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 190 $12.29 $12.58 $26,170 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 470 $15.82 $16.23 $33,760 1.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 570 $14.52 $15.03 $31,250 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,640 $15.67 $16.12 $33,540 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $15.88 $16.02 $33,310 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $15.74 $15.99 $33,260 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 490 $10.76 $10.96 $22,790 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $15.87 $16.16 $33,620 4.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (6) $14.69 $14.99 $31,190 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,550 $15.13 $16.01 $33,300 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 390 $10.98 $11.72 $24,380 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 50 $11.74 $11.53 $23,980 4.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 220 $11.69 $11.71 $24,370 4.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (6) $14.69 $15.28 $31,790 2.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $13.61 $13.80 $28,710 5.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 310 $15.15 $16.03 $33,340 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 220 $18.61 $18.62 $38,730 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 790 $12.54 $12.71 $26,440 3.7 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $21.02 $21.91 $45,570 9.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $11.07 $11.53 $23,990 5.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $15.93 $16.08 $33,440 3.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $16.44 $17.65 $36,700 3.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $19.20 $19.64 $40,860 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 350 $19.19 $19.02 $39,560 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $18.13 $16.76 $34,850 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (6) $19.84 $19.93 $41,460 1.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,040 $12.93 $13.58 $28,250 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,510 $11.43 $11.79 $24,530 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,350 $19.42 $19.64 $40,860 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 240 $17.01 $17.25 $35,870 5.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 380 $14.25 $14.33 $29,810 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,780 $14.87 $15.21 $31,650 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 $16.72 $18.25 $37,960 4.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 290 $12.10 $12.47 $25,930 2.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 140 $11.54 $12.68 $26,380 3.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 190 $17.64 $17.10 $35,570 3.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 120 $12.42 $13.30 $27,660 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,450 $12.55 $13.56 $28,210 5.1 %
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 (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 5,800 $20.43 $21.88 $45,510 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 460 $28.68 $28.36 $58,980 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 740 $21.18 $21.16 $44,020 3.5 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 30 $19.88 $20.26 $42,140 4.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (6) $15.57 $16.02 $33,330 7.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 600 $17.46 $17.35 $36,090 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $19.56 $18.92 $39,350 8.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 120 $25.12 $25.00 $52,000 3.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 790 $24.32 $24.99 $51,980 3.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $29.81 $27.31 $56,810 6.4 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (6) $23.42 $22.40 $46,590 5.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 210 $16.34 $17.34 $36,070 5.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 $20.42 $23.40 $48,670 12.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $19.46 $18.36 $38,200 7.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (6) $24.09 $25.88 $53,840 5.4 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (6) $15.48 $15.19 $31,590 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $14.73 $14.09 $29,310 7.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $13.95 $13.89 $28,890 6.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $23.39 $28.61 $59,510 13.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $19.75 $19.34 $40,230 3.7 %
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 5,210 $19.06 $19.88 $41,340 3.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 $28.27 $28.92 $60,150 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $11.63 $12.91 $26,840 9.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 1,050 $23.38 $21.59 $44,900 8.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (6) $18.46 $18.68 $38,850 9.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $13.64 $14.51 $30,180 7.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 690 $15.51 $16.02 $33,320 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $20.36 $20.76 $43,190 3.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (6) $20.21 $21.79 $45,310 4.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 470 $21.79 $24.93 $51,860 14.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $20.25 $20.90 $43,460 2.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 630 $17.04 $17.20 $35,770 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $18.32 $18.11 $37,680 3.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $18.27 $18.44 $38,360 7.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $23.42 $23.02 $47,880 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 360 $21.11 $20.93 $43,540 8.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $15.80 $16.64 $34,620 14.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $12.46 $13.10 $27,250 6.6 %
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 11,480 $13.94 $15.12 $31,450 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 850 $24.68 $25.90 $53,880 2.5 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (6) $10.77 $11.12 $23,140 4.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,400 $12.25 $12.43 $25,840 4.0 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 240 $15.42 $15.62 $32,500 2.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $17.76 $17.22 $35,820 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,960 $11.11 $12.90 $26,840 3.8 %
51-2093 Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators (6) $20.57 $19.97 $41,540 10.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $12.01 $12.04 $25,050 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $19.97 $19.46 $40,470 4.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $10.35 $11.16 $23,220 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (6) $13.13 $12.91 $26,850 3.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (6) $17.58 $17.47 $36,340 2.6 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 90 $19.46 $18.91 $39,330 8.7 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $10.60 $11.32 $23,540 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 380 $11.08 $12.99 $27,020 6.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $13.64 $14.89 $30,970 2.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $15.69 $15.94 $33,150 3.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $15.85 $15.55 $32,340 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 510 $18.35 $18.46 $38,400 3.3 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 70 $17.92 $17.87 $37,170 2.8 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers (6) $16.72 $17.35 $36,080 7.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $13.25 $13.71 $28,520 4.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.00 $14.88 $30,950 2.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 110 $20.22 $20.46 $42,550 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 180 $15.70 $16.35 $34,000 3.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $15.04 $15.69 $32,630 5.4 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $13.30 $14.07 $29,270 3.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $17.35 $18.98 $39,470 12.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 130 $18.49 $18.49 $38,470 2.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 190 $19.47 $20.45 $42,540 6.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $9.63 $9.78 $20,340 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $8.38 $8.55 $17,790 3.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $11.71 $12.96 $26,970 4.4 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (6) $13.46 $13.75 $28,590 3.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $13.01 $13.59 $28,260 5.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $18.88 $18.86 $39,240 3.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $14.17 $15.04 $31,290 6.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.02 $14.85 $30,900 5.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $15.57 $15.71 $32,670 4.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 790 $15.27 $16.15 $33,600 3.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $10.94 $12.11 $25,200 7.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $11.42 $12.67 $26,350 2.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 80 $8.24 $8.92 $18,550 5.0 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $17.19 $15.95 $33,180 13.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 270 $11.88 $12.27 $25,520 4.1 %
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 8,050 $14.12 $15.14 $31,490 3.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $19.13 $19.85 $41,300 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $21.78 $24.48 $50,920 6.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 240 $15.47 $14.75 $30,690 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 550 $12.91 $12.71 $26,450 6.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,640 $19.14 $19.75 $41,080 2.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.58 $9.59 $19,950 2.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 180 $9.11 $9.79 $20,370 5.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $18.13 $18.63 $38,740 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 260 $13.69 $14.14 $29,400 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 130 $9.69 $11.20 $23,290 5.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,960 $11.28 $11.67 $24,270 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $11.45 $11.99 $24,930 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 780 $8.68 $9.59 $19,940 3.7 %

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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