Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Portsmouth-Rochester, NH-ME 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 Portsmouth-Rochester, NH-ME PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of New Hampshire and 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 Portsmouth-Rochester, NH-ME 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 121,340 $14.03 $17.80 $37,020 1.9 %
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 7,640 $32.70 $37.52 $78,050 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 500 $66.65 $69.18 $143,890 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,820 $31.51 $39.36 $81,870 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 $6.31 $6.35 $13,200 4.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 $26.79 $32.08 $66,720 9.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 280 $37.35 $40.90 $85,060 5.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 240 $39.95 $43.19 $89,830 3.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 110 $34.52 $36.17 $75,230 4.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 250 $23.43 $27.18 $56,530 3.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 350 $40.78 $42.84 $89,100 2.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 660 $32.99 $36.88 $76,720 2.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 190 $28.61 $30.83 $64,120 3.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 $34.06 $37.36 $77,700 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $36.53 $34.98 $72,760 4.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $29.74 $32.31 $67,200 8.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 330 $32.72 $34.77 $72,310 8.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $14.37 $16.91 $35,170 5.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $67,890 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 330 $43.10 $46.33 $96,370 2.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 430 $15.87 $17.80 $37,020 4.4 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (6) $16.20 $21.47 $44,660 14.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $23.67 $23.13 $48,100 7.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $30.10 $34.42 $71,600 5.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $39.75 $40.27 $83,760 3.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $26.26 $38.37 $79,800 21.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $18.31 $20.53 $42,700 3.1 %
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 4,400 $22.43 $25.01 $52,010 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $18.59 $27.02 $56,210 14.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $21.63 $22.07 $45,910 2.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) $23.56 $22.92 $47,670 10.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $22.80 $25.05 $52,100 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $19.03 $26.11 $54,300 9.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (6) $19.94 $21.06 $43,810 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 $23.98 $23.95 $49,820 3.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 320 $30.51 $36.79 $76,530 9.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (6) $30.44 $31.17 $64,830 15.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 780 $21.56 $23.91 $49,730 6.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $16.87 $18.27 $38,010 3.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $26.14 $26.69 $55,520 2.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (6) $31.75 $32.10 $66,780 8.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (6) $47.86 $43.72 $90,940 10.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $29.53 $29.92 $62,230 8.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $27.88 $33.70 $70,090 8.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $23.86 $25.31 $52,650 7.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $14.48 $17.15 $35,660 14.6 %
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 3,420 $27.05 $28.82 $59,950 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 720 $23.52 $25.19 $52,390 6.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 860 $35.37 $36.83 $76,610 3.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 200 $34.69 $33.80 $70,310 2.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 400 $15.66 $16.97 $35,290 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (6) $28.98 $29.40 $61,150 1.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $28.47 $29.19 $60,720 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 260 $25.34 $26.56 $55,250 3.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 120 $24.64 $24.65 $51,270 6.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (6) $22.62 $26.24 $54,580 4.3 %
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 3,250 $27.68 $28.03 $58,300 3.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $26.74 $28.92 $60,140 6.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors (6) $16.63 $20.00 $41,600 10.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $25.08 $26.52 $55,170 3.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 110 $31.50 $32.32 $67,230 2.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 80 $33.44 $35.78 $74,420 3.9 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 30 $29.08 $30.19 $62,800 2.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 40 $28.67 $28.06 $58,370 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 430 $27.62 $31.91 $66,370 5.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 160 $16.65 $16.88 $35,110 3.4 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $27.75 $30.70 $63,850 7.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $19.66 $20.43 $42,490 4.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 150 $20.29 $21.68 $45,100 6.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $19.62 $21.07 $43,820 4.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (6) $13.37 $14.60 $30,370 8.2 %
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 900 $21.70 $22.72 $47,250 7.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 70 $23.08 $27.85 $57,940 7.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 170 $22.84 $24.43 $50,810 2.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $22.55 $22.76 $47,340 7.3 %
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 1,290 $14.20 $14.99 $31,170 3.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $15.41 $15.72 $32,700 9.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $20.21 $20.52 $42,680 2.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $11.23 $13.82 $28,740 9.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $13.53 $15.05 $31,310 8.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $16.07 $16.17 $33,620 5.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $19.31 $19.20 $39,930 3.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (6) $15.68 $15.91 $33,080 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 350 $9.16 $9.71 $20,210 5.2 %
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 580 $26.29 $31.09 $64,670 8.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 320 $43.97 $40.07 $83,350 8.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $16.75 $17.62 $36,640 2.3 %
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 9,070 $16.42 $17.38 $36,160 2.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 350 $10.96 $11.45 $23,820 2.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 170 (4) (4) $30,300 9.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,410 (4) (4) $43,830 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 970 (4) (4) $42,750 1.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 950 (4) (4) $46,120 3.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $42,750 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 250 (4) (4) $39,950 2.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 130 (4) (4) $40,260 2.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $41,440 2.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 70 $12.51 $12.80 $26,630 5.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 120 $16.93 $16.50 $34,320 7.4 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 30 $14.25 $18.02 $37,480 10.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $19.72 $20.35 $42,340 2.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 170 $11.79 $12.07 $25,100 2.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $25.56 $26.21 $54,520 3.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,730 (4) (4) $20,900 1.7 %
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 1,510 $15.68 $17.58 $36,570 3.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 60 $21.60 $23.34 $48,550 3.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $12.78 $12.67 $26,360 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 $14.56 $15.62 $32,480 5.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 90 $13.39 $15.14 $31,500 11.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $10.85 $12.80 $26,630 7.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 90 (4) (4) $26,440 7.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $34,840 8.4 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $10.69 $13.80 $28,700 18.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (6) $15.07 $20.66 $42,970 6.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 160 $20.08 $20.75 $43,150 1.9 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $21.61 $23.33 $48,530 3.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 70 $25.18 $24.20 $50,330 5.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $21.23 $27.94 $58,120 23.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $10.08 $10.97 $22,820 21.7 %
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 6,330 $23.21 $31.57 $65,670 5.8 %
29-1020 Dentists 180 $63.70 $68.30 $142,070 10.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $20.74 $22.55 $46,900 6.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $39.58 $37.90 $78,840 1.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) (5) $94.00 $195,510 10.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $95.70 $199,060 9.4 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) (5) $89.03 $185,180 18.5 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (6) $64.72 $63.83 $132,770 3.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $39.91 $37.41 $77,820 5.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,290 $23.20 $24.06 $50,040 3.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $21.62 $22.34 $46,470 3.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $26.41 $26.65 $55,440 1.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $21.35 $21.38 $44,470 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $22.49 $21.95 $45,660 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $29.11 $31.90 $66,350 17.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 210 $20.94 $21.09 $43,860 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $16.47 $16.19 $33,670 4.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $25.36 $25.78 $53,630 6.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $24.34 $22.96 $47,770 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $23.37 $23.20 $48,250 4.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 160 $14.55 $15.00 $31,200 7.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $10.69 $10.99 $22,860 3.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $18.24 $17.59 $36,580 4.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 130 $11.33 $11.65 $24,240 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 330 $15.91 $16.35 $34,010 2.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $13.49 $14.21 $29,570 2.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (6) $14.30 $14.25 $29,630 4.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,680 $11.42 $12.61 $26,230 4.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 420 $10.03 $10.19 $21,190 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,160 $10.75 $10.81 $22,490 1.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $18.46 $18.11 $37,670 4.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $12.56 $12.51 $26,020 4.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (6) $32.62 $40.41 $84,050 8.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $15.12 $15.00 $31,190 7.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $13.13 $13.24 $27,530 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $13.64 $15.02 $31,240 12.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $8.81 $8.88 $18,460 3.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $9.68 $9.73 $20,230 6.8 %
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 1,870 $16.41 $16.85 $35,050 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $28.77 $29.98 $62,360 2.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $22.68 $24.62 $51,200 3.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 450 $15.74 $15.22 $31,660 6.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $20.86 $22.46 $46,710 4.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 580 $18.34 $18.74 $38,980 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 190 $10.64 $10.89 $22,650 4.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 30 $9.95 $10.14 $21,080 3.0 %
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 11,920 $8.38 $9.08 $18,890 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 290 $15.61 $16.34 $33,990 5.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 780 $12.57 $13.24 $27,550 2.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 230 $8.93 $8.88 $18,470 3.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $11.33 $11.46 $23,830 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,190 $10.26 $10.44 $21,710 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $10.29 $10.13 $21,060 4.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 470 $9.33 $9.34 $19,440 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 650 $7.93 $9.26 $19,260 9.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,280 $8.19 $8.36 $17,400 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 530 $7.88 $8.09 $16,830 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,410 $6.47 $7.61 $15,830 5.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 270 $8.34 $8.50 $17,680 2.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 330 $7.18 $7.78 $16,180 4.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 540 $7.49 $7.66 $15,930 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 360 $8.64 $8.76 $18,210 2.8 %
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 3,320 $10.44 $10.79 $22,440 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $13.70 $14.50 $30,160 2.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $18.29 $18.03 $37,500 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,350 $10.69 $10.57 $21,980 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $8.75 $8.98 $18,670 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 730 $11.04 $11.37 $23,650 2.2 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,070 $8.89 $10.02 $20,850 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $12.83 $14.78 $30,740 4.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (6) $8.03 $8.53 $17,740 5.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $7.19 $7.34 $15,260 6.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 340 $8.30 $8.72 $18,130 2.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 550 $8.53 $10.62 $22,090 5.6 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $9.74 $9.96 $20,720 4.8 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 30 $8.86 $10.90 $22,680 9.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 480 $9.51 $9.31 $19,370 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 580 $7.55 $7.83 $16,290 4.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 270 $14.77 $14.62 $30,420 9.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 260 $10.48 $11.59 $24,100 2.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (6) $10.21 $10.79 $22,450 8.4 %
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 15,340 $10.72 $15.72 $32,710 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,560 $14.10 $17.14 $35,650 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 380 $26.35 $35.09 $72,990 7.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,440 $8.73 $8.86 $18,430 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 550 $9.54 $10.94 $22,760 6.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $12.95 $13.18 $27,410 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,500 $9.75 $11.64 $24,210 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $14.85 $18.60 $38,680 12.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $21.42 $27.35 $56,880 11.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $16.85 $33.11 $68,870 19.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $14.69 $15.75 $32,750 7.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 830 $33.71 $39.09 $81,310 9.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,130 $23.84 $26.32 $54,750 6.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $10.25 $11.96 $24,880 11.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 120 $43.15 $41.18 $85,650 27.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (6) $6.74 $8.29 $17,250 16.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 $36.64 $39.76 $82,700 8.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 420 $10.33 $12.35 $25,690 13.1 %
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 19,100 $12.85 $13.53 $28,150 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,350 $17.54 $18.57 $38,630 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 180 $11.61 $11.40 $23,710 3.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 $12.82 $13.80 $28,700 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 340 $13.28 $13.31 $27,680 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,820 $13.30 $13.50 $28,080 3.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $14.73 $14.28 $29,710 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $15.62 $15.93 $33,140 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $10.42 $10.45 $21,730 1.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $14.02 $14.72 $30,620 4.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $13.95 $15.18 $31,580 4.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $11.75 $13.17 $27,380 6.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,250 $11.96 $13.06 $27,170 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $14.66 $14.48 $30,110 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.58 $9.60 $19,980 5.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $9.24 $9.12 $18,980 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 310 $10.80 $11.21 $23,320 2.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $9.96 $10.09 $20,990 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $12.65 $13.83 $28,760 4.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $12.11 $12.45 $25,890 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 160 $13.54 $14.44 $30,030 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $14.51 $14.72 $30,610 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 840 $11.13 $11.34 $23,580 1.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 $16.59 $16.78 $34,890 4.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 120 $10.57 $10.60 $22,060 2.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $14.53 $14.92 $31,040 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $13.33 $13.79 $28,690 3.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $19.32 $18.81 $39,120 1.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $19.14 $18.75 $38,990 1.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 230 $19.07 $18.96 $39,430 1.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 190 $17.54 $16.19 $33,680 2.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 230 $19.44 $20.76 $43,180 7.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 630 $12.23 $12.35 $25,680 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,120 $10.33 $11.12 $23,130 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,210 $15.26 $15.65 $32,540 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 300 $15.53 $15.83 $32,920 4.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 630 $17.32 $16.30 $33,900 6.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,560 $12.21 $12.79 $26,600 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 110 $15.71 $15.89 $33,050 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 330 $11.05 $11.31 $23,530 2.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 90 $13.11 $13.36 $27,780 2.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (6) $6.95 $10.74 $22,350 10.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $13.46 $14.03 $29,180 3.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 $10.77 $11.15 $23,180 1.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,090 $11.72 $11.93 $24,810 3.3 %
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 200 $10.58 $11.75 $24,450 4.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 90 $10.18 $10.47 $21,770 2.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $9.34 $9.87 $20,540 8.2 %
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 4,500 $16.28 $16.86 $35,080 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 390 $22.72 $22.72 $47,250 2.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $14.38 $16.71 $34,750 12.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 670 $16.44 $16.38 $34,060 5.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 440 $12.81 $12.84 $26,710 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 $17.09 $17.75 $36,930 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 660 $19.59 $20.29 $42,210 4.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 390 $15.80 $16.05 $33,370 2.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 380 $18.29 $18.16 $37,770 2.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $14.37 $13.98 $29,070 4.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 190 $17.07 $17.08 $35,520 2.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $21.02 $21.24 $44,180 4.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 70 $14.52 $14.38 $29,910 2.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 200 $13.40 $13.93 $28,970 4.5 %
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 5,340 $17.62 $18.10 $37,640 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 500 $24.89 $25.68 $53,410 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $18.45 $17.99 $37,420 3.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $25.82 $25.06 $52,130 4.0 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (6) $15.09 $12.64 $26,290 9.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $21.86 $21.06 $43,800 3.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 210 $19.79 $19.16 $39,860 3.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 830 $16.37 $17.01 $35,380 5.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $16.22 $16.73 $34,790 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $18.88 $19.17 $39,880 3.3 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 50 $13.95 $16.01 $33,310 7.8 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (6) $15.11 $14.20 $29,540 2.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $15.76 $15.76 $32,780 8.5 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers (6) $9.61 $9.63 $20,030 6.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $8.86 $9.29 $19,320 5.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) $15.63 $16.73 $34,800 11.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $18.07 $17.67 $36,760 1.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (6) $19.55 $19.06 $39,650 9.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $18.47 $18.72 $38,950 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 840 $14.29 $14.57 $30,290 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $15.69 $15.88 $33,020 3.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 30 $18.37 $18.54 $38,550 3.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $25.23 $24.43 $50,810 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 350 $21.46 $20.75 $43,160 4.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $10.39 $11.48 $23,870 5.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 10,030 $13.48 $14.25 $29,630 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 690 $20.23 $20.93 $43,530 2.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 550 $10.93 $11.68 $24,300 2.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (6) $14.92 $14.61 $30,390 2.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $18.49 $18.37 $38,220 3.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 760 $11.65 $11.76 $24,450 3.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $10.84 $11.72 $24,380 3.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $14.92 $14.36 $29,860 2.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 50 $11.59 $12.28 $25,550 7.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $11.98 $11.47 $23,860 5.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.82 $13.17 $27,390 2.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $18.08 $18.71 $38,910 2.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 450 $18.87 $18.96 $39,440 1.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $14.97 $14.75 $30,690 4.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $20.31 $20.39 $42,410 3.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 320 $19.48 $19.36 $40,270 4.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $15.23 $15.77 $32,800 2.5 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.41 $13.61 $28,310 7.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 90 $11.65 $11.73 $24,400 6.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 $14.46 $14.53 $30,210 8.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $14.56 $15.27 $31,750 7.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $14.17 $13.66 $28,410 5.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 $7.68 $7.76 $16,140 6.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 $8.89 $9.48 $19,710 5.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (6) $12.17 $12.14 $25,260 2.4 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.82 $10.98 $22,840 4.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $15.64 $15.18 $31,580 3.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $11.95 $11.45 $23,810 7.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $18.09 $19.18 $39,890 5.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 160 $17.95 $18.10 $37,650 2.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $12.61 $12.61 $26,220 2.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $13.81 $13.59 $28,270 4.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $13.27 $13.59 $28,260 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 570 $15.21 $15.93 $33,130 3.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.39 $11.07 $23,030 3.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $12.90 $12.96 $26,950 1.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $10.51 $13.88 $28,860 18.1 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 $14.38 $14.80 $30,790 3.3 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 40 $13.40 $14.00 $29,110 8.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 260 $10.24 $10.43 $21,700 1.9 %
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 5,570 $11.25 $12.65 $26,320 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $15.04 $16.04 $33,360 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $20.91 $21.82 $45,380 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 290 $10.64 $10.80 $22,470 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $14.13 $13.93 $28,970 12.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 880 $15.16 $15.95 $33,180 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 690 $12.81 $13.60 $28,290 7.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 200 $9.55 $9.83 $20,450 5.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 140 $8.77 $9.15 $19,020 3.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $13.31 $13.05 $27,150 4.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $21.08 $20.94 $43,560 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $13.57 $13.53 $28,150 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 $9.52 $9.72 $20,220 5.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 950 $9.92 $10.09 $20,990 2.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $9.76 $10.13 $21,070 4.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 800 $8.29 $9.05 $18,830 5.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $14.52 $14.12 $29,360 6.4 %

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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