Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Mobile, AL 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 Mobile, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama. 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 Mobile, AL 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 214,030 $11.22 $14.57 $30,300 1.6 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 10,630 $30.23 $35.37 $73,570 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 550 $58.66 $64.35 $133,860 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,710 $32.89 $40.88 $85,030 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 $7.09 $7.56 $15,720 5.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 $18.15 $22.81 $47,440 7.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 170 $28.08 $31.78 $66,100 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 490 $28.78 $31.87 $66,290 5.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 100 $24.15 $26.94 $56,020 6.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 320 $23.32 $25.21 $52,450 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 $33.42 $35.11 $73,020 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 600 $28.96 $31.60 $65,720 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 230 $23.75 $26.11 $54,310 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 190 $30.95 $33.35 $69,380 3.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 $27.35 $29.14 $60,610 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 220 $27.09 $29.96 $62,320 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 760 $34.89 $34.44 $71,640 5.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $16.00 $18.91 $39,330 12.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 280 $40.67 $41.16 $85,610 3.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 360 $17.10 $18.21 $37,880 4.6 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 $14.36 $17.68 $36,780 15.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $14.01 $15.55 $32,340 4.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 380 $29.47 $31.08 $64,640 2.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $38.09 $36.24 $75,370 6.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 210 $14.39 $17.77 $36,960 8.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $15.99 $19.01 $39,540 12.0 %
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 4,920 $18.86 $21.35 $44,410 3.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 190 $15.88 $16.42 $34,150 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 330 $18.99 $20.40 $42,430 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 310 $22.25 $23.19 $48,230 4.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 230 $19.06 $19.49 $40,540 8.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 250 $21.56 $22.45 $46,700 3.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $14.32 $15.56 $32,370 3.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 $21.53 $20.88 $43,440 4.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 270 $17.68 $18.36 $38,200 4.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 220 $29.60 $37.08 $77,130 22.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $15.80 $15.08 $31,370 5.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,140 $18.00 $19.70 $40,980 3.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $22.36 $23.47 $48,810 6.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $21.75 $23.14 $48,130 5.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $20.77 $21.98 $45,710 2.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $21.40 $21.23 $44,150 5.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $26.81 $36.98 $76,910 19.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 120 $17.05 $21.04 $43,760 13.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 330 $16.92 $21.44 $44,600 6.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 100 $22.83 $22.86 $47,550 7.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $6.61 $8.37 $17,400 12.8 %
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 1,790 $22.20 $23.81 $49,520 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 300 $19.84 $21.50 $44,730 10.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) $28.00 $30.03 $62,460 6.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $31.74 $32.06 $66,670 6.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 440 $16.57 $18.77 $39,040 5.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 320 $23.12 $24.10 $50,120 3.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $21.18 $22.35 $46,490 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $24.82 $24.89 $51,770 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $22.64 $23.37 $48,610 5.7 %
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 3,130 $24.14 $25.11 $52,230 3.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $34.98 $35.11 $73,040 11.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 $13.85 $14.94 $31,080 5.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 110 $35.16 $37.39 $77,760 5.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 420 $26.61 $28.66 $59,620 6.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 150 $33.99 $34.04 $70,810 2.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 70 $28.00 $29.27 $60,880 8.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $25.31 $27.08 $56,330 4.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $29.28 $28.52 $59,320 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 200 $31.80 $31.85 $66,250 2.8 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 40 $13.01 $18.98 $39,480 7.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 190 $18.13 $18.77 $39,040 4.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 90 $31.37 $29.16 $60,650 5.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 120 $18.22 $20.00 $41,600 9.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 220 $16.56 $18.31 $38,090 9.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 270 $20.96 $20.06 $41,720 6.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $18.83 $20.06 $41,730 3.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $24.35 $23.93 $49,770 7.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $10.49 $11.83 $24,620 7.9 %
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 980 $20.61 $22.53 $46,870 3.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 130 $21.29 $24.45 $50,850 8.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 160 $17.87 $19.38 $40,310 3.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (6) $21.51 $23.01 $47,860 10.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $28.50 $29.53 $61,420 6.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $27.70 $30.11 $62,620 6.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 $13.10 $14.50 $30,150 7.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 130 $19.58 $18.56 $38,600 4.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (6) $13.46 $16.07 $33,430 12.0 %
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 1,660 $14.30 $15.03 $31,260 2.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $12.78 $13.01 $27,070 6.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $18.41 $18.52 $38,510 5.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (6) $13.53 $17.14 $35,650 12.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 $13.70 $14.43 $30,010 7.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 270 $15.21 $15.76 $32,780 1.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $16.58 $16.89 $35,120 3.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $20.30 $19.66 $40,890 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 440 $11.57 $12.30 $25,590 8.9 %
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 1,240 $25.95 $32.16 $66,890 8.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 600 $40.51 $46.84 $97,430 5.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 450 $19.14 $17.87 $37,160 19.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 70 $13.62 $14.29 $29,720 1.9 %
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 11,260 $19.98 $19.36 $40,270 5.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $39,220 5.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $33,200 13.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $34,020 22.3 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $58,360 15.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $41,730 5.2 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $43,700 2.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $34,270 4.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $32,530 11.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (6) $17.26 $16.13 $33,550 10.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 340 $10.23 $13.01 $27,070 22.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,620 (4) (4) $41,950 8.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $41,340 8.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (6) $9.76 $10.06 $20,910 5.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 $11.81 $13.49 $28,070 7.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $18.44 $17.90 $37,220 6.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $9.51 $9.68 $20,130 5.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $16.79 $18.88 $39,280 7.5 %
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 1,830 $11.45 $15.75 $32,760 7.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 160 $8.09 $8.59 $17,860 6.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $15.03 $19.26 $40,060 16.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $13.55 $19.76 $41,090 25.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $8.28 $9.10 $18,920 4.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 (4) (4) $87,450 28.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $33,850 5.1 %
27-2032 Choreographers 90 $10.46 $13.62 $28,340 16.1 %
27-3010 Announcers 160 $6.74 $8.27 $17,190 6.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 210 $14.16 $15.08 $31,360 7.4 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $17.18 $19.45 $40,450 5.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 80 $10.58 $12.44 $25,880 10.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 $11.63 $10.85 $22,570 5.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 160 $9.57 $9.38 $19,520 2.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 30 $11.90 $15.13 $31,460 11.8 %
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 12,490 $18.27 $23.28 $48,420 6.2 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $79.03 $164,380 14.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $18.77 $18.04 $37,510 11.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 420 $39.04 $37.55 $78,090 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $54.81 $52.88 $110,000 8.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General 100 (5) $77.18 $160,540 7.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $92.54 $192,480 8.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,820 $20.16 $20.89 $43,460 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 140 $25.81 $26.57 $55,260 4.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 290 $26.75 $27.37 $56,930 3.7 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 40 $24.21 $23.93 $49,770 1.8 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $13.21 $13.57 $28,220 4.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $16.94 $17.42 $36,230 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $25.05 $25.14 $52,300 9.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $26.25 $30.11 $62,630 11.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 240 $19.99 $20.07 $41,740 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 260 $13.23 $13.70 $28,490 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $16.16 $15.79 $32,840 3.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 120 $11.43 $13.48 $28,030 10.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 140 $19.33 $18.90 $39,320 2.0 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $20.88 $21.32 $44,350 4.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 360 $17.16 $16.90 $35,160 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $9.00 $10.14 $21,090 5.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 350 $9.18 $9.12 $18,980 2.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 220 $11.67 $11.75 $24,450 1.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $10.24 $10.23 $21,280 5.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,930 $12.68 $12.91 $26,860 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 400 $8.43 $9.04 $18,810 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $11.02 $10.60 $22,040 3.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 100 $19.38 $20.45 $42,540 6.8 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 5,580 $8.33 $8.99 $18,690 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 840 $8.11 $8.25 $17,160 4.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,410 $7.81 $7.87 $16,360 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 140 $18.10 $17.66 $36,720 3.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $7.86 $8.05 $16,740 7.0 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (6) $18.57 $16.91 $35,170 4.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 450 $9.91 $9.87 $20,530 8.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 300 $8.76 $9.03 $18,780 3.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 140 $8.53 $9.29 $19,310 1.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 220 $11.86 $11.99 $24,930 3.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 160 $7.04 $7.53 $15,660 5.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 180 $7.95 $8.31 $17,290 8.7 %
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 4,850 $10.41 $11.44 $23,800 6.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 720 $13.44 $14.28 $29,710 3.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 40 $13.42 $16.32 $33,940 26.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,250 $6.90 $7.52 $15,650 3.6 %
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 19,120 $6.48 $6.97 $14,490 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $13.20 $14.90 $30,990 4.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,180 $10.38 $11.34 $23,590 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,150 $6.35 $6.60 $13,740 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,290 $7.09 $7.37 $15,330 4.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,010 $8.37 $8.51 $17,690 1.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 640 $6.91 $6.94 $14,430 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 570 $7.01 $7.21 $14,990 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 530 $6.67 $6.94 $14,430 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,810 $6.23 $6.25 $13,000 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) $6.27 $6.36 $13,240 4.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 4,640 $6.24 $6.35 $13,210 3.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 310 $6.95 $7.61 $15,820 7.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $6.44 $6.48 $13,490 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 620 $6.62 $6.73 $13,990 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $6.54 $6.70 $13,940 2.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 8,080 $7.74 $8.46 $17,600 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 510 $11.26 $11.87 $24,690 4.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $14.74 $15.61 $32,460 6.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,560 $7.14 $7.88 $16,380 3.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,000 $6.75 $7.15 $14,880 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 250 $11.89 $11.67 $24,270 2.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,300 $8.46 $8.92 $18,560 2.3 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (6) $10.51 $10.73 $22,310 3.5 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,520 $7.03 $8.07 $16,780 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $10.40 $11.07 $23,030 4.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $7.88 $8.18 $17,020 4.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $6.38 $6.86 $14,260 8.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 420 $6.47 $6.96 $14,480 3.4 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 50 $7.75 $8.15 $16,950 2.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 120 $7.98 $8.18 $17,010 4.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 580 $8.82 $9.56 $19,890 10.7 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $8.05 $8.88 $18,460 11.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $6.45 $6.53 $13,580 4.5 %
39-6012 Concierges (6) $10.73 $11.47 $23,860 13.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,120 $6.24 $6.38 $13,270 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 730 $6.81 $7.10 $14,760 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 270 $12.81 $12.56 $26,130 3.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 340 $7.80 $8.68 $18,050 3.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 90 $9.47 $9.05 $18,820 5.7 %
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 25,910 $8.80 $12.59 $26,180 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 3,250 $13.74 $17.40 $36,190 7.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 370 $21.86 $25.82 $53,700 5.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 7,100 $6.59 $6.95 $14,460 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 930 $7.84 $8.97 $18,660 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 810 $11.02 $12.12 $25,200 8.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 7,600 $8.10 $9.91 $20,610 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $13.76 $16.15 $33,590 5.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 450 $22.95 $30.43 $63,290 16.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 180 $21.62 $40.35 $83,930 21.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $12.58 $16.35 $34,010 24.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 560 $24.83 $25.36 $52,750 3.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,710 $18.66 $20.43 $42,490 4.1 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (6) $25.36 $24.47 $50,890 19.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 330 $13.60 $18.21 $37,890 28.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $20.32 $22.41 $46,610 9.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $8.37 $8.85 $18,420 2.8 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (6) $15.46 $16.20 $33,690 12.0 %
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 36,040 $10.34 $11.39 $23,690 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,220 $15.68 $17.16 $35,680 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 680 $8.23 $8.43 $17,540 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,160 $8.85 $9.97 $20,740 7.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,000 $11.38 $11.58 $24,090 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,800 $11.41 $12.01 $24,980 3.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 340 $11.83 $12.40 $25,800 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $14.21 $14.19 $29,520 5.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 660 $8.98 $9.21 $19,160 1.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $11.77 $11.97 $24,890 5.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $11.18 $11.83 $24,600 6.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,130 $11.07 $12.21 $25,400 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 550 $8.31 $9.03 $18,790 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 530 $7.07 $7.35 $15,290 3.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 240 $9.52 $10.49 $21,810 6.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $8.58 $8.62 $17,930 1.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 200 $11.50 $12.36 $25,710 5.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $10.37 $10.40 $21,640 6.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 430 $11.09 $11.48 $23,880 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 200 $11.65 $12.73 $26,470 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,800 $8.48 $8.68 $18,060 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 100 $11.61 $14.38 $29,900 8.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (6) $16.73 $16.83 $35,010 6.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 180 $8.15 $9.18 $19,090 10.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (6) $11.08 $11.28 $23,470 4.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 270 $13.30 $13.59 $28,270 3.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $13.09 $13.93 $28,970 5.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 440 $12.34 $13.25 $27,550 11.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,250 $10.22 $11.08 $23,050 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,870 $8.06 $8.70 $18,090 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $10.12 $10.77 $22,390 5.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,460 $13.41 $14.67 $30,510 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 450 $17.33 $16.59 $34,510 5.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 350 $9.55 $9.69 $20,160 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,980 $10.52 $10.80 $22,460 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 250 $12.78 $13.07 $27,180 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 440 $10.65 $10.87 $22,610 4.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 190 $9.88 $10.43 $21,700 3.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (6) $14.79 $14.64 $30,450 2.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 170 $11.95 $12.57 $26,140 2.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 230 $9.40 $10.05 $20,900 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,850 $8.93 $9.52 $19,800 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $9.07 $11.52 $23,960 11.7 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (6) $9.09 $9.61 $19,990 2.4 %
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 720 $8.95 $10.02 $20,840 5.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (6) $9.22 $8.99 $18,700 3.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 120 $14.39 $14.60 $30,360 7.7 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers (6) $10.60 $14.29 $29,720 21.9 %
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 12,610 $13.65 $14.90 $31,000 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,400 $20.44 $22.32 $46,420 4.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 240 $16.31 $16.20 $33,690 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 940 $14.33 $14.20 $29,540 1.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $11.70 $12.33 $25,650 6.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $11.64 $12.47 $25,940 3.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,310 $10.19 $10.32 $21,470 1.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 270 $12.30 $12.23 $25,440 1.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 680 $14.35 $14.69 $30,560 2.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 80 $12.93 $12.50 $26,010 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,430 $15.43 $17.23 $35,840 7.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $11.93 $12.78 $26,590 13.1 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 190 $13.68 $14.06 $29,240 4.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 770 $14.22 $15.41 $32,050 6.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $10.92 $11.13 $23,160 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,330 $16.93 $17.25 $35,890 3.2 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (6) $11.33 $13.68 $28,450 17.7 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (6) $15.18 $16.11 $33,510 4.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 210 $11.03 $11.58 $24,080 4.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 410 $11.49 $11.44 $23,790 3.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 170 $16.53 $16.34 $33,980 4.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 230 $10.58 $10.62 $22,080 4.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 140 $9.02 $9.29 $19,330 2.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 370 $8.80 $9.40 $19,550 6.7 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 70 $15.78 $14.82 $30,820 11.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $10.14 $10.27 $21,370 5.4 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 50 $8.73 $9.03 $18,770 4.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 280 $18.29 $18.75 $39,010 1.5 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (6) $12.35 $13.05 $27,150 6.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 270 $10.21 $10.78 $22,410 2.1 %
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 11,890 $14.30 $15.29 $31,810 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,170 $20.20 $21.34 $44,390 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 230 $14.95 $16.45 $34,210 4.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 200 $17.83 $17.73 $36,870 3.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (6) $15.88 $15.97 $33,220 4.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 230 $18.73 $19.37 $40,280 10.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $12.59 $13.88 $28,870 8.3 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 60 $15.35 $15.04 $31,280 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 270 $15.19 $15.81 $32,890 11.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,350 $10.77 $13.40 $27,860 7.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 540 $13.99 $14.66 $30,500 2.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $11.06 $11.93 $24,810 6.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 360 $15.81 $15.94 $33,160 2.2 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 220 $14.72 $14.02 $29,170 3.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 240 $7.94 $8.77 $18,250 14.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 110 $19.16 $17.68 $36,770 11.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 900 $13.22 $15.70 $32,650 12.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $15.94 $16.16 $33,610 1.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $17.79 $18.65 $38,800 6.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,450 $12.92 $13.51 $28,110 2.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 $16.68 $17.03 $35,410 5.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 160 $17.73 $17.11 $35,590 5.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 180 $21.48 $20.66 $42,970 2.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) $17.87 $17.15 $35,670 4.0 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 40 $15.46 $15.98 $33,240 2.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $16.02 $14.85 $30,880 12.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (6) $9.94 $10.25 $21,310 3.9 %
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 17,040 $12.21 $13.46 $27,990 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,120 $21.95 $22.23 $46,240 2.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 700 $14.46 $14.96 $31,110 4.3 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (6) $12.73 $12.32 $25,630 10.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,740 $8.46 $9.84 $20,470 9.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 260 $9.58 $9.88 $20,540 5.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $9.97 $11.65 $24,230 5.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 610 $7.44 $8.43 $17,530 10.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.21 $11.87 $24,680 5.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $14.70 $12.80 $26,630 3.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $10.76 $11.49 $23,900 2.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $10.56 $11.70 $24,340 6.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 790 $15.51 $15.44 $32,110 3.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $11.28 $11.99 $24,950 12.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $10.98 $12.69 $26,390 10.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $18.36 $19.37 $40,280 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,200 $15.62 $15.51 $32,270 2.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $14.59 $14.67 $30,510 2.4 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.59 $12.17 $25,320 4.2 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 70 $15.14 $16.06 $33,410 1.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.85 $9.93 $20,660 3.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (6) $7.26 $7.92 $16,470 10.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $16.23 $15.42 $32,080 8.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $13.18 $13.01 $27,050 3.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 340 $13.36 $14.37 $29,890 10.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 490 $7.48 $7.70 $16,020 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 220 $7.24 $7.51 $15,630 3.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 120 $8.33 $8.43 $17,530 3.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 $10.15 $10.45 $21,730 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (6) $10.13 $10.56 $21,960 2.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $11.28 $10.71 $22,280 14.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $11.32 $10.86 $22,600 4.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 120 $18.83 $18.83 $39,170 6.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 290 $17.65 $16.23 $33,770 3.7 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 720 $21.43 $22.94 $47,710 3.3 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (6) $17.22 $17.54 $36,480 4.3 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (6) $22.77 $22.62 $47,050 5.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $26.28 $25.39 $52,810 7.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $12.57 $12.79 $26,610 8.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $10.88 $11.23 $23,370 3.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $15.15 $14.04 $29,190 4.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.33 $13.64 $28,360 5.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (6) $15.00 $13.80 $28,710 3.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 370 $13.69 $14.84 $30,870 3.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $12.23 $13.60 $28,280 13.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.07 $11.75 $24,440 5.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 180 $14.93 $14.65 $30,460 4.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $7.66 $7.71 $16,040 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 660 $8.14 $9.05 $18,820 8.0 %
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 17,730 $9.35 $11.24 $23,390 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $16.23 $16.88 $35,120 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 300 $20.54 $20.53 $42,710 4.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 480 $9.90 $11.51 $23,930 10.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,920 $13.71 $15.06 $31,330 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,120 $8.99 $10.64 $22,130 5.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $6.81 $6.99 $14,550 3.7 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 180 $10.88 $10.61 $22,080 4.9 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 190 $26.82 $27.24 $56,670 3.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 100 $6.78 $7.25 $15,070 5.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (6) $6.66 $6.79 $14,110 8.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $10.81 $11.44 $23,790 3.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 110 $16.69 $17.23 $35,850 4.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $13.83 $15.11 $31,430 7.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 710 $10.78 $11.73 $24,390 3.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 760 $7.38 $7.88 $16,390 5.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,190 $8.20 $9.10 $18,940 2.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 130 $9.22 $9.50 $19,760 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,390 $6.91 $7.34 $15,270 3.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 400 $10.07 $10.54 $21,920 2.7 %

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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