Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA 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 Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington. 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 Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA 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 79,340 $15.12 $18.78 $39,060 2.8 %
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 3,360 $41.30 $44.41 $92,360 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 (5) $79.17 $164,670 7.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 560 $50.19 $54.92 $114,240 5.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $27.25 $28.81 $59,930 3.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $36.92 $43.05 $89,540 8.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $37.51 $37.75 $78,510 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 $45.99 $46.18 $96,040 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 190 $40.97 $41.01 $85,300 2.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 90 $39.00 $41.90 $87,160 5.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $40.68 $40.63 $84,500 3.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $34.76 $37.49 $77,980 2.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $76,760 3.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 460 $52.38 $53.42 $111,110 3.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $40.70 $44.98 $93,560 7.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 180 $31.15 $35.90 $74,670 5.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,950 $27.48 $29.23 $60,810 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $17.01 $18.66 $38,820 8.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $26.53 $27.62 $57,440 5.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 230 $29.02 $29.62 $61,600 4.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $26.02 $27.37 $56,930 4.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $20.71 $21.60 $44,930 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $26.56 $25.73 $53,520 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 260 $36.88 $41.06 $85,400 6.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 570 $25.36 $27.81 $57,840 2.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 120 $31.19 $32.00 $66,550 3.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $26.18 $25.95 $53,980 3.6 %
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 1,680 $23.73 $25.98 $54,050 6.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 $29.07 $40.84 $84,950 20.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $33.72 $31.65 $65,820 6.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 480 $14.93 $17.03 $35,420 4.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 290 $27.64 $30.63 $63,710 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 180 $26.11 $29.61 $61,590 9.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $23.26 $23.58 $49,040 5.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $24.41 $24.86 $51,700 2.6 %
15-2041 Statisticians (6) $30.60 $33.09 $68,830 2.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,320 $33.39 $33.35 $69,360 2.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $24.61 $24.79 $51,560 7.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 210 $39.16 $38.37 $79,800 1.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 740 $32.90 $33.21 $69,070 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 460 $38.49 $37.92 $78,870 2.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $31.58 $33.71 $70,110 4.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 310 $37.20 $36.71 $76,360 1.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 120 $32.17 $33.13 $68,910 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 140 $38.29 $38.31 $79,680 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 550 $41.39 $40.80 $84,860 2.5 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 210 $38.62 $42.49 $88,380 6.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (6) $17.48 $18.31 $38,070 7.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (6) $24.64 $22.54 $46,880 6.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $30.04 $26.88 $55,910 8.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 150 $19.37 $19.81 $41,210 6.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 260 $22.74 $21.43 $44,580 5.9 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 100 $25.46 $26.47 $55,060 5.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $29.01 $28.05 $58,330 3.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $18.59 $18.79 $39,080 7.4 %
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 3,010 $25.12 $28.33 $58,940 2.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 130 $35.56 $33.75 $70,200 2.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 390 $33.40 $34.40 $71,550 3.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 50 $33.91 $34.44 $71,640 1.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (6) $25.93 $26.02 $54,130 1.7 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 40 $16.20 $16.04 $33,350 4.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (6) $17.46 $18.01 $37,460 2.3 %
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 840 $17.58 $17.81 $37,040 3.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (6) $12.43 $12.49 $25,970 3.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $23.20 $22.50 $46,790 2.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 140 $13.34 $15.75 $32,760 9.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 90 $16.93 $18.07 $37,580 7.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $20.06 $20.59 $42,830 3.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 160 $21.37 $20.21 $42,030 3.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $20.41 $20.84 $43,340 1.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $8.83 $9.82 $20,440 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 210 $27.01 $31.44 $65,400 5.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 $32.10 $37.73 $78,480 7.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $15.59 $15.69 $32,630 2.4 %
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 5,570 $16.34 $17.41 $36,200 1.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (6) $8.94 $9.70 $20,170 9.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $43,500 2.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 900 (4) (4) $44,690 2.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 590 (4) (4) $44,870 1.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 490 (4) (4) $44,170 1.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $43,510 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $43,100 1.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $42,770 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $42,250 2.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $13.52 $15.99 $33,270 4.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $24.41 $23.78 $49,450 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $14.45 $14.44 $30,020 5.3 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 30 $25.73 $26.43 $54,970 11.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,270 (4) (4) $24,160 1.6 %
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 860 $14.42 $17.15 $35,670 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.18 $9.67 $20,110 3.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $16.38 $16.48 $34,280 6.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $23.11 $24.48 $50,920 3.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 110 $29.47 $29.28 $60,910 6.3 %
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 3,740 $24.49 $28.76 $59,820 3.9 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (6) $41.81 $40.91 $85,090 3.5 %
29-1020 Dentists 60 (5) $88.46 $184,000 11.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $37.90 $35.77 $74,410 1.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $57.34 $66.23 $137,750 16.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $34.14 $35.41 $73,640 2.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,430 $25.45 $26.11 $54,310 2.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $24.04 $24.00 $49,910 3.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $27.61 $26.92 $55,990 3.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $20.08 $20.56 $42,760 4.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $22.65 $22.57 $46,940 2.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $23.23 $23.11 $48,060 2.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $14.09 $13.88 $28,870 3.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $39.39 $38.29 $79,640 5.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $19.70 $19.87 $41,340 3.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 30 $11.36 $11.92 $24,800 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $13.88 $13.94 $28,990 2.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $15.61 $15.98 $33,250 2.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $12.48 $12.48 $25,950 6.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 320 $15.87 $16.13 $33,540 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $13.40 $14.14 $29,420 6.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $15.90 $15.33 $31,890 7.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 180 $28.16 $28.02 $58,280 7.8 %
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 1,870 $10.26 $11.10 $23,080 3.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 530 $8.74 $8.95 $18,620 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 350 $9.96 $10.01 $20,820 1.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $14.21 $15.13 $31,460 7.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 170 $13.33 $13.73 $28,550 5.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 160 $10.33 $10.47 $21,780 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $11.54 $12.32 $25,620 8.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $12.07 $11.69 $24,310 6.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $8.43 $9.33 $19,410 14.3 %
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 1,760 $21.58 $21.90 $45,550 4.0 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $21.29 $22.57 $46,950 2.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $33.93 $35.44 $73,700 3.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 130 $30.81 $31.10 $64,690 6.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 380 $18.87 $19.86 $41,300 8.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 200 $16.36 $16.43 $34,180 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 360 $24.79 $24.29 $50,530 1.8 %
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 6,690 $8.10 $8.85 $18,410 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $14.72 $15.22 $31,660 7.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $15.10 $15.60 $32,440 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (6) $7.73 $7.99 $16,620 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $10.07 $10.37 $21,560 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 520 $9.70 $9.70 $20,180 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 50 $8.83 $9.14 $19,000 3.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 390 $8.20 $8.62 $17,920 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 580 $8.05 $8.41 $17,480 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,000 $7.95 $8.28 $17,210 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 250 $7.88 $8.35 $17,370 3.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,030 $7.63 $8.08 $16,800 2.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $7.30 $7.60 $15,810 1.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $7.84 $7.87 $16,360 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $8.43 $9.47 $19,690 6.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,520 $9.44 $10.34 $21,500 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $14.07 $14.61 $30,390 5.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $16.46 $17.47 $36,350 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,370 $9.61 $10.42 $21,680 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 470 $7.97 $8.28 $17,210 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $9.92 $10.47 $21,770 2.5 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $12.18 $11.97 $24,890 5.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,360 $8.35 $10.20 $21,220 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $22.47 $21.35 $44,400 9.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (6) $8.55 $8.93 $18,580 3.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $8.80 $8.80 $18,300 5.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $8.59 $9.49 $19,740 3.2 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $7.84 $7.91 $16,460 5.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 340 $7.45 $7.85 $16,330 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $12.06 $13.77 $28,630 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 7,620 $9.97 $13.04 $27,120 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 750 $15.61 $17.26 $35,900 2.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $25.70 $28.48 $59,230 7.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,900 $8.23 $9.10 $18,930 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 470 $8.81 $10.35 $21,530 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $11.24 $12.25 $25,480 3.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,810 $9.82 $11.90 $24,750 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $13.66 $15.46 $32,150 7.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $14.66 $17.38 $36,160 20.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $31.42 $33.62 $69,940 9.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $12.20 $12.78 $26,590 6.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $24.78 $26.61 $55,340 4.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 410 $18.98 $20.52 $42,670 4.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $7.32 $8.71 $18,120 5.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12,650 $13.26 $14.17 $29,470 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 770 $22.49 $23.66 $49,200 4.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $10.52 $10.70 $22,260 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $11.97 $12.14 $25,250 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 400 $12.57 $12.62 $26,240 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,320 $14.07 $13.84 $28,790 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $15.40 $15.16 $31,530 4.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $21.09 $21.11 $43,910 5.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 350 $9.57 $9.92 $20,630 2.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $15.01 $15.17 $31,560 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 410 $12.11 $12.59 $26,190 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 140 $13.64 $15.78 $32,820 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $9.13 $10.45 $21,730 5.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $8.38 $8.78 $18,250 3.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (6) $9.58 $10.89 $22,640 6.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $13.07 $12.98 $26,990 6.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $10.79 $11.82 $24,580 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $13.66 $13.11 $27,260 5.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 $14.77 $14.00 $29,120 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $16.67 $17.37 $36,140 4.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 610 $10.90 $11.16 $23,210 2.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 $11.35 $12.94 $26,920 13.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (6) $8.90 $9.59 $19,940 10.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $9.15 $9.57 $19,910 5.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $16.51 $18.32 $38,110 4.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $19.02 $18.40 $38,280 3.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 270 $17.81 $19.51 $40,590 6.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 330 $11.22 $11.73 $24,400 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 730 $9.42 $11.02 $22,930 4.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $18.89 $17.33 $36,040 8.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 700 $18.86 $19.59 $40,750 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $13.69 $14.14 $29,420 10.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 $13.02 $13.54 $28,160 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 870 $14.07 $14.20 $29,530 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $15.02 $15.31 $31,840 4.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $11.87 $11.97 $24,900 2.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $13.12 $13.79 $28,690 6.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,820 $11.15 $11.60 $24,130 1.6 %
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 610 $8.66 $9.42 $19,590 3.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 $11.67 $15.16 $31,530 12.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 450 $8.27 $8.55 $17,790 1.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $9.29 $9.39 $19,530 12.0 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,490 $21.93 $21.58 $44,880 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 740 $26.27 $26.89 $55,920 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $23.34 $21.36 $44,440 5.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 450 $23.33 $21.78 $45,300 3.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $12.88 $13.26 $27,590 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 $15.57 $17.04 $35,440 9.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 430 $17.59 $16.72 $34,770 4.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 220 $21.79 $22.06 $45,880 4.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90 $19.86 $19.63 $40,840 3.3 %
47-2082 Tapers 90 $19.31 $18.31 $38,090 4.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 640 $25.68 $24.38 $50,720 3.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers 50 $14.56 $14.96 $31,120 2.8 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 30 $14.76 $15.95 $33,170 10.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $17.76 $17.47 $36,340 7.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $23.34 $21.67 $45,070 6.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 460 $23.48 $24.19 $50,320 3.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 30 $14.69 $22.03 $45,830 20.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $26.49 $25.05 $52,100 6.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $11.34 $10.72 $22,300 11.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $12.28 $12.30 $25,570 4.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $24.53 $24.83 $51,650 3.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 700 $24.60 $23.72 $49,340 3.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $19.33 $19.35 $40,240 1.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,270 $16.64 $17.53 $36,460 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $24.87 $25.22 $52,450 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 120 $13.04 $13.52 $28,120 6.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $24.87 $23.86 $49,630 3.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $11.99 $12.99 $27,030 6.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 540 $15.37 $16.17 $33,630 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $17.45 $17.83 $37,080 2.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (6) $15.55 $15.89 $33,040 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $19.24 $19.81 $41,200 4.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $13.26 $13.54 $28,160 5.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (6) $11.09 $12.29 $25,560 1.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $16.56 $16.19 $33,670 3.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $17.43 $18.08 $37,610 4.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 810 $15.10 $15.23 $31,690 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $16.88 $16.29 $33,880 10.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (6) $27.62 $27.46 $57,110 7.1 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 70 $11.67 $12.62 $26,250 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $8.55 $10.36 $21,550 3.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,220 $12.21 $14.49 $30,140 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 180 $21.39 $23.17 $48,200 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $12.02 $12.47 $25,940 6.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $15.59 $15.05 $31,310 3.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $14.72 $13.21 $27,480 10.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.10 $10.34 $21,510 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 100 $20.33 $19.58 $40,730 5.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 90 $17.53 $17.37 $36,130 7.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (6) $18.66 $17.20 $35,780 9.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $8.11 $8.64 $17,970 5.1 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 50 $31.08 $30.48 $63,400 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $22.75 $21.88 $45,520 6.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 40 $20.40 $20.48 $42,600 4.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $16.03 $16.10 $33,480 4.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $15.53 $15.44 $32,120 4.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.95 $11.16 $23,220 4.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $10.34 $11.99 $24,930 13.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $8.94 $10.46 $21,760 11.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $16.18 $15.63 $32,520 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 530 $9.62 $10.24 $21,290 5.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 60 $14.17 $12.86 $26,750 10.7 %
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 5,770 $11.40 $12.59 $26,180 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $18.40 $19.20 $39,930 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $21.95 $23.67 $49,230 4.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 410 $14.60 $14.24 $29,620 2.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $7.25 $8.79 $18,280 9.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 740 $17.82 $16.81 $34,970 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 590 $10.30 $12.28 $25,540 8.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $10.23 $11.28 $23,460 11.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $8.27 $9.05 $18,830 6.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 610 $12.00 $11.98 $24,920 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $8.99 $10.98 $22,840 7.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,290 $8.90 $10.05 $20,900 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 740 $8.69 $9.78 $20,330 5.2 %

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

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

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

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

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

(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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