Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Portland, ME 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 Portland, ME MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Maine. 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 Portland, ME 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 154,880 $13.64 $17.47 $36,340 1.8 %
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 10,380 $30.44 $35.69 $74,240 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 570 $58.72 $63.49 $132,050 3.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,180 $32.53 $38.63 $80,350 2.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 $8.89 $11.13 $23,160 16.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 170 $26.77 $30.96 $64,390 5.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (6) $35.90 $40.81 $84,880 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 540 $31.86 $37.06 $77,090 3.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 110 $25.68 $31.68 $65,900 8.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 330 $25.29 $27.14 $56,450 3.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 450 $33.97 $36.07 $75,030 2.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 810 $31.51 $34.75 $72,280 2.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 310 $28.73 $31.48 $65,480 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $28.29 $30.32 $63,070 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 $34.55 $35.47 $73,780 5.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 160 $25.83 $29.46 $61,290 4.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 $31.17 $34.32 $71,380 5.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (6) $17.42 $20.26 $42,140 8.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $66,620 2.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 180 $26.04 $28.53 $59,340 2.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 210 $42.66 $43.21 $89,880 4.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $17.03 $18.32 $38,100 3.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $27.87 $30.57 $63,580 4.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 190 $17.95 $20.08 $41,770 12.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 250 $22.38 $22.27 $46,320 2.6 %
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 7,250 $21.30 $23.33 $48,530 1.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 320 $18.12 $19.06 $39,650 3.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 230 $18.89 $20.14 $41,890 1.8 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 40 $18.20 $19.17 $39,880 8.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $21.93 $23.41 $48,700 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $22.39 $23.60 $49,100 3.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 230 $20.25 $20.29 $42,210 4.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 140 $20.16 $21.67 $45,060 2.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 450 $22.19 $24.01 $49,940 6.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 300 $23.59 $27.12 $56,410 5.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (6) $16.67 $17.54 $36,480 4.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 910 $21.66 $23.80 $49,510 3.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $22.19 $23.45 $48,790 5.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 $25.75 $26.26 $54,620 2.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 110 $17.72 $19.10 $39,730 3.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 210 $27.82 $29.03 $60,380 3.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 230 $26.09 $31.17 $64,830 15.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 440 $22.08 $24.07 $50,060 9.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $22.94 $23.91 $49,740 7.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $16.61 $17.78 $36,980 12.3 %
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 3,450 $25.86 $26.92 $55,990 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (6) $24.96 $26.52 $55,160 2.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 790 $31.22 $31.58 $65,690 1.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (6) $31.13 $31.68 $65,900 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 700 $17.42 $18.30 $38,060 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 740 $29.67 $29.87 $62,120 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (6) $28.99 $28.31 $58,880 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 260 $24.50 $25.79 $53,630 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 130 $22.08 $23.52 $48,920 5.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 $24.68 $26.88 $55,900 4.7 %
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 2,780 $22.41 $24.74 $51,470 2.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (6) $21.73 $24.28 $50,500 2.8 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (6) $24.57 $24.17 $50,270 4.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $19.35 $19.37 $40,290 3.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 640 $21.54 $24.63 $51,230 3.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 170 $32.47 $34.20 $71,130 4.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $25.37 $25.83 $53,720 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 140 $28.52 $30.49 $63,420 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 230 $16.38 $17.03 $35,410 4.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $18.74 $19.22 $39,970 3.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $18.81 $19.72 $41,020 1.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (6) $18.69 $18.73 $38,950 4.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 240 $18.10 $18.84 $39,180 2.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (6) $14.16 $14.10 $29,330 2.4 %
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 930 $20.15 $23.66 $49,220 7.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 140 $22.52 $23.35 $48,580 3.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $18.07 $20.04 $41,690 5.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $17.29 $17.05 $35,470 3.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $12.50 $13.15 $27,360 4.7 %
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 2,490 $14.39 $16.21 $33,720 6.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $15.22 $14.70 $30,570 6.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 $21.89 $20.63 $42,900 2.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (6) $13.81 $15.60 $32,440 5.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 240 $10.54 $11.33 $23,560 4.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $17.34 $18.47 $38,430 3.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (6) $16.88 $17.33 $36,050 1.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 410 $17.24 $17.46 $36,320 2.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators (6) $45.63 $32.71 $68,040 28.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 570 $11.06 $11.39 $23,690 2.2 %
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 1,450 $28.88 $37.34 $77,670 7.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 860 $38.34 $48.37 $100,600 7.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 320 $16.11 $16.99 $35,350 4.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 30 $19.48 $19.21 $39,950 2.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (6) $16.06 $16.86 $35,060 3.8 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8,660 $17.53 $18.12 $37,700 2.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $51,430 5.9 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $45,290 5.0 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $53,600 2.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $46,200 5.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $60,610 12.4 %
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $72,820 2.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $45,280 3.9 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $48,440 10.4 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $71,310 26.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $20.68 $19.91 $41,420 9.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 600 $10.27 $11.12 $23,130 4.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (6) (4) (4) $42,910 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,000 (4) (4) $43,080 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 660 (4) (4) $42,570 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,360 (4) (4) $43,280 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $44,340 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 (4) (4) $42,100 3.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $41,620 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $44,030 2.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 $13.31 $14.72 $30,620 6.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $18.72 $19.13 $39,780 2.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 170 $11.89 $11.95 $24,860 2.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $19.21 $19.60 $40,760 2.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,490 (4) (4) $26,180 3.3 %
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 2,140 $16.68 $20.41 $42,450 5.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $26.21 $26.44 $55,000 2.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (6) $10.90 $10.95 $22,770 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (6) $16.98 $18.21 $37,880 4.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (6) $25.05 $24.35 $50,650 6.7 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (6) $10.12 $10.81 $22,490 10.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 (4) (4) $45,100 2.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 100 $16.30 $19.05 $39,620 15.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 200 $16.96 $17.85 $37,130 6.2 %
27-3041 Editors (6) $20.98 $21.23 $44,170 6.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $22.26 $25.94 $53,950 5.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 110 $18.54 $19.73 $41,050 4.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (6) $15.63 $17.06 $35,490 6.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $19.40 $16.86 $35,070 19.4 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $9.71 $10.68 $22,210 6.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 9,170 $23.24 $32.98 $68,590 5.6 %
29-1020 Dentists 180 $60.72 $62.58 $130,170 23.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (6) $16.39 $16.43 $34,180 2.3 %
29-1041 Optometrists 50 $41.54 $41.09 $85,470 4.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (6) $37.55 $35.96 $74,800 2.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $51.90 $55.05 $114,500 3.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) $54.92 $60.61 $126,060 4.6 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 70 (5) $86.86 $180,680 7.3 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) $48.14 $59.50 $123,750 8.4 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 40 $68.07 $71.46 $148,630 4.7 %
29-1067 Surgeons 200 (5) $101.31 $210,730 8.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 320 $38.06 $39.60 $82,360 6.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (6) $22.87 $23.99 $49,900 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 160 $25.28 $24.97 $51,940 2.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $25.83 $27.80 $57,820 4.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 60 $12.58 $12.89 $26,810 2.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (6) $20.17 $20.86 $43,380 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (6) $22.03 $23.40 $48,670 3.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $24.73 $25.71 $53,470 6.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 230 $21.35 $21.59 $44,910 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 270 $12.13 $13.48 $28,040 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 310 $22.99 $22.83 $47,490 6.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $21.28 $19.32 $40,190 6.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (6) $22.78 $21.56 $44,840 13.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (6) $21.19 $20.92 $43,510 5.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (6) $9.88 $10.39 $21,620 4.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $10.99 $11.28 $23,470 4.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (6) $10.28 $10.63 $22,110 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $11.39 $11.60 $24,130 5.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (6) $16.25 $16.55 $34,420 3.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 220 $10.65 $11.24 $23,380 2.2 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 100 $25.19 $25.05 $52,110 5.5 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,860 $10.19 $10.70 $22,260 3.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,930 $8.27 $8.60 $17,880 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,460 $10.98 $10.99 $22,850 1.8 %
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides 60 $10.43 $10.73 $22,320 1.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $17.14 $17.31 $35,990 4.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (6) $10.48 $11.17 $23,240 6.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $11.97 $12.54 $26,080 6.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 460 $14.28 $14.34 $29,820 1.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (6) $14.65 $14.48 $30,120 1.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $8.75 $9.95 $20,700 11.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $10.49 $10.82 $22,510 4.7 %
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 2,800 $12.86 $13.94 $29,000 4.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $24.92 $25.71 $53,480 4.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $24.37 $23.38 $48,620 5.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 670 $13.21 $12.68 $26,380 7.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $21.67 $25.10 $52,200 5.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 380 $18.81 $17.84 $37,110 3.1 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 70 $17.70 $17.13 $35,630 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 730 $9.44 $9.77 $20,310 2.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 90 $7.86 $7.86 $16,350 2.6 %
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 12,850 $8.43 $9.16 $19,050 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 260 $15.96 $17.88 $37,190 4.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers (6) $11.37 $12.19 $25,360 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 340 $7.63 $7.69 $15,990 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $11.31 $11.68 $24,300 1.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,120 $10.29 $10.46 $21,750 1.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 200 $8.79 $9.33 $19,400 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,550 $8.63 $8.99 $18,700 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders (6) $7.80 $8.53 $17,750 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,640 $7.98 $8.11 $16,880 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 660 $7.92 $8.06 $16,760 2.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,620 $7.19 $9.08 $18,890 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 230 $7.44 $8.96 $18,640 8.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 410 $6.97 $7.35 $15,290 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 620 $8.06 $8.14 $16,930 1.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 340 $8.12 $8.48 $17,630 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,280 $9.84 $10.47 $21,780 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $11.68 $13.70 $28,500 4.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $15.79 $15.77 $32,800 6.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,540 $10.17 $10.62 $22,100 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,060 $8.40 $8.78 $18,260 1.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,200 $9.81 $10.26 $21,340 3.3 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,310 $9.33 $10.82 $22,500 5.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $14.41 $14.71 $30,600 3.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.78 $9.65 $20,080 6.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (6) $7.02 $8.05 $16,750 2.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $9.04 $10.42 $21,660 7.6 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 80 $17.87 $15.04 $31,290 12.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $8.20 $8.83 $18,360 1.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 760 $8.13 $8.48 $17,640 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (6) $9.34 $9.27 $19,280 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $10.25 $13.29 $27,640 11.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 270 $9.45 $9.70 $20,170 4.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 180 $10.89 $11.34 $23,590 3.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 18,820 $10.84 $14.70 $30,570 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,790 $14.56 $15.88 $33,030 1.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 510 $24.56 $26.76 $55,650 7.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,960 $8.10 $8.51 $17,700 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $10.37 $10.85 $22,570 3.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 370 $13.94 $14.46 $30,080 3.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,980 $9.08 $10.39 $21,610 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (6) $16.85 $18.84 $39,180 5.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 510 $20.79 $25.86 $53,790 5.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 370 $30.24 $42.67 $88,750 15.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 90 $14.82 $15.12 $31,460 5.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 370 $28.89 $33.62 $69,920 13.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,630 $19.72 $22.28 $46,330 3.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 160 $8.78 $11.48 $23,870 12.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 140 $33.46 $34.24 $71,210 15.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $17.33 $21.98 $45,730 4.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (6) $29.38 $30.26 $62,950 3.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,000 $11.12 $13.07 $27,180 9.4 %
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 27,190 $12.57 $13.22 $27,500 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,580 $18.43 $18.97 $39,450 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 350 $11.02 $11.02 $22,930 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 500 $11.55 $12.46 $25,920 4.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 610 $12.84 $12.92 $26,880 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,370 $13.88 $14.13 $29,380 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $14.50 $14.43 $30,000 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.53 $13.58 $28,250 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 420 $9.65 $9.84 $20,470 1.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 120 $13.40 $13.97 $29,070 2.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 80 $13.54 $13.15 $27,360 3.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $12.16 $12.49 $25,980 2.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $12.77 $12.82 $26,660 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,720 $13.37 $14.36 $29,870 3.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $14.34 $14.04 $29,190 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 230 $9.23 $9.43 $19,610 1.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 280 $9.32 $9.26 $19,250 2.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 210 $9.22 $9.93 $20,650 5.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $10.60 $10.35 $21,520 6.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (6) $12.39 $12.77 $26,570 2.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $11.77 $11.92 $24,800 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 340 $12.94 $13.61 $28,300 5.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $14.52 $14.68 $30,540 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 980 $10.73 $10.79 $22,450 1.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 120 $11.50 $12.87 $26,760 9.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $15.24 $15.06 $31,330 7.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $10.24 $10.22 $21,260 5.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $14.98 $14.52 $30,210 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 270 $13.38 $14.83 $30,850 6.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks (6) $19.10 $18.77 $39,040 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers (6) $17.84 $18.00 $37,440 1.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 230 $16.07 $16.89 $35,130 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,440 $10.87 $11.38 $23,660 4.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,010 $10.19 $10.85 $22,560 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,680 $14.60 $14.99 $31,180 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 440 $17.15 $17.16 $35,690 2.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 690 $13.51 $13.94 $28,990 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,910 $11.79 $12.10 $25,180 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 340 $13.86 $15.03 $31,270 5.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 470 $11.06 $11.23 $23,360 1.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 210 $11.45 $11.70 $24,330 1.9 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $13.58 $14.90 $30,990 5.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (6) $10.38 $10.85 $22,580 4.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,960 $11.39 $11.81 $24,560 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 190 $10.08 $10.33 $21,490 4.4 %
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 150 $11.47 $13.06 $27,160 4.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 60 $11.59 $11.49 $23,910 6.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 30 $8.92 $8.77 $18,240 9.4 %
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 6,080 $15.25 $16.52 $34,350 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 560 $23.77 $24.32 $50,580 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 130 $16.43 $16.25 $33,800 6.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 970 $15.99 $16.79 $34,920 4.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 50 $13.81 $14.56 $30,290 11.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $14.09 $13.94 $29,000 4.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 740 $11.95 $11.88 $24,710 1.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (6) $13.10 $13.05 $27,140 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $15.41 $15.45 $32,130 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $12.56 $12.64 $26,290 5.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 590 $18.86 $19.34 $40,220 3.4 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (6) $11.23 $12.75 $26,520 11.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $12.45 $12.90 $26,820 2.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $18.44 $18.35 $38,180 3.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 230 $15.97 $16.49 $34,300 5.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $15.86 $15.81 $32,880 3.3 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (6) $11.16 $11.42 $23,740 4.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 90 $12.53 $12.71 $26,440 5.9 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (6) $24.56 $22.63 $47,060 4.3 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (6) $15.86 $17.57 $36,550 3.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 280 $13.08 $13.15 $27,350 2.4 %
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 5,530 $15.99 $16.60 $34,530 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $21.21 $22.47 $46,740 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $16.46 $18.11 $37,670 7.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 40 $17.12 $17.18 $35,740 5.3 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 $15.06 $14.51 $30,180 6.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 $18.80 $21.59 $44,910 10.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $17.08 $17.16 $35,700 5.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 660 $14.06 $15.32 $31,870 2.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 470 $16.21 $16.17 $33,640 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 $17.59 $17.70 $36,820 2.6 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 90 $16.36 $16.21 $33,720 4.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 160 $10.29 $10.05 $20,910 3.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $17.25 $17.73 $36,890 3.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $17.93 $18.40 $38,280 3.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $9.92 $10.80 $22,470 13.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $16.69 $17.12 $35,610 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,160 $13.89 $14.16 $29,460 1.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 60 $19.50 $19.27 $40,080 3.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $11.83 $11.89 $24,720 5.9 %
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 8,380 $12.07 $13.04 $27,110 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 580 $19.63 $20.62 $42,890 2.4 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 30 $13.92 $14.49 $30,140 9.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 810 $11.67 $11.97 $24,890 2.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $9.68 $10.32 $21,470 3.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $16.92 $16.69 $34,720 2.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 100 $10.88 $10.90 $22,670 3.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $9.37 $9.49 $19,740 3.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $12.90 $13.06 $27,160 2.1 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (6) $22.66 $22.44 $46,670 3.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $11.12 $11.76 $24,470 4.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.55 $12.17 $25,310 3.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 550 $15.05 $15.24 $31,710 4.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.36 $13.37 $27,810 8.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 30 $19.29 $19.15 $39,820 4.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (6) $13.69 $14.36 $29,870 2.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.31 $12.60 $26,200 1.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (6) $11.95 $11.28 $23,450 6.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $15.80 $15.50 $32,240 4.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $13.69 $14.83 $30,840 6.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 $14.97 $15.36 $31,940 4.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 270 $8.01 $8.09 $16,830 1.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 90 $10.92 $11.26 $23,420 2.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 70 $11.80 $12.77 $26,560 6.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $13.07 $13.32 $27,710 2.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 130 $10.32 $10.62 $22,090 2.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $17.59 $17.00 $35,360 4.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (6) $17.65 $17.51 $36,420 2.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $11.68 $12.29 $25,560 4.6 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (6) $16.02 $18.36 $38,190 10.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 280 $11.30 $11.30 $23,500 4.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (6) $15.88 $16.14 $33,570 12.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 90 $10.41 $11.28 $23,460 6.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 160 $8.10 $8.62 $17,930 6.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 370 $9.46 $9.98 $20,750 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 10,940 $11.92 $13.15 $27,350 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 $17.33 $18.34 $38,140 2.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 220 $18.74 $20.92 $43,510 5.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (6) $18.98 $17.08 $35,520 12.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 420 $12.78 $12.97 $26,990 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 480 $10.65 $12.51 $26,020 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,720 $14.45 $15.29 $31,810 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,020 $10.68 $11.98 $24,920 7.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 180 $8.19 $8.69 $18,070 4.1 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 70 $14.75 $14.74 $30,660 4.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 330 $7.81 $8.18 $17,010 4.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 220 $15.55 $14.89 $30,970 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 650 $12.29 $12.47 $25,940 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $10.84 $10.95 $22,770 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,180 $10.09 $10.70 $22,260 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 920 $8.38 $8.95 $18,610 2.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (6) $11.49 $11.67 $24,280 7.8 %

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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