Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Roanoke, VA 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 Roanoke, VA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Virginia. 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 Roanoke, VA 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 136,910 $12.27 $15.61 $32,460 1.7 %
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 5,790 $31.00 $35.67 $74,190 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 310 $46.95 $52.42 $109,040 4.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,800 $31.89 $40.34 $83,900 3.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $26.13 $28.13 $58,520 7.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 140 $38.31 $40.73 $84,730 5.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 190 $30.57 $34.81 $72,390 4.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $33.48 $37.89 $78,800 12.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $25.76 $27.95 $58,150 6.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 270 $35.12 $37.09 $77,150 5.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 440 $39.91 $41.91 $87,160 3.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 130 $31.49 $32.36 $67,300 4.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $28.95 $33.86 $70,430 6.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $26.58 $28.89 $60,080 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $29.13 $30.92 $64,300 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $28.87 $34.81 $72,410 5.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $12.78 $13.10 $27,240 7.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $66,100 2.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (6) $17.79 $21.60 $44,930 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 190 $34.38 $35.84 $74,550 4.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 300 $17.93 $19.01 $39,540 5.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $13.12 $14.16 $29,460 7.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $37.55 $43.58 $90,640 5.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 190 $16.58 $17.54 $36,490 9.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $24.47 $25.22 $52,450 5.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4,980 $21.91 $24.36 $50,660 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $16.69 $18.48 $38,430 4.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $20.20 $21.32 $44,350 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 370 $20.42 $20.98 $43,630 2.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $17.70 $21.37 $44,460 7.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 190 $21.69 $22.00 $45,770 4.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $17.85 $18.06 $37,570 4.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $19.85 $21.23 $44,160 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 340 $21.02 $22.60 $47,010 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 800 $21.38 $24.11 $50,140 3.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $20.49 $21.13 $43,950 1.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $20.07 $21.31 $44,320 2.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $20.17 $20.90 $43,470 5.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 140 $27.02 $32.26 $67,100 12.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 130 $26.96 $38.03 $79,110 14.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $20.05 $22.39 $46,560 3.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $27.79 $28.32 $58,910 4.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 380 $23.54 $26.76 $55,660 5.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $22.29 $22.08 $45,920 10.0 %
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 3,120 $27.39 $28.95 $60,210 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 370 $24.04 $25.35 $52,730 4.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) $35.43 $36.80 $76,540 5.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 520 $33.77 $35.21 $73,230 4.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 470 $13.47 $15.61 $32,480 8.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 390 $25.92 $27.15 $56,480 2.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $22.33 $25.28 $52,590 7.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 290 $24.93 $25.63 $53,310 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $22.85 $25.90 $53,870 3.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (6) $35.05 $35.67 $74,180 2.2 %
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 2,170 $23.44 $25.90 $53,870 3.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 $33.10 $40.36 $83,950 12.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $19.36 $20.94 $43,560 7.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 200 $21.78 $23.68 $49,250 4.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 250 $31.51 $35.54 $73,930 5.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $22.38 $23.76 $49,420 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $24.23 $24.15 $50,240 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 170 $26.39 $29.15 $60,630 5.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $16.01 $15.99 $33,270 2.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 $14.60 $14.86 $30,920 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 140 $19.77 $19.59 $40,740 3.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $19.29 $20.85 $43,360 6.5 %
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 (6) $21.89 $24.22 $50,380 3.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $19.81 $20.31 $42,240 4.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 180 $20.47 $23.46 $48,800 7.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $30.27 $31.40 $65,310 6.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $19.96 $20.54 $42,730 2.2 %
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 1,360 $15.37 $16.14 $33,570 2.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $19.49 $20.38 $42,390 4.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (6) $13.90 $14.29 $29,720 9.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $13.28 $14.63 $30,420 4.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 290 $15.19 $15.30 $31,830 2.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $14.64 $15.04 $31,280 4.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $13.80 $15.12 $31,450 5.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $17.04 $17.56 $36,520 1.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $10.54 $11.16 $23,200 2.8 %
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 1,000 $23.52 $30.85 $64,160 5.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 410 $39.14 $47.62 $99,050 6.6 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 80 $22.39 $28.26 $58,790 9.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 270 $15.45 $16.11 $33,500 3.1 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $17.44 $17.09 $35,540 2.6 %
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 6,630 $16.52 $17.82 $37,060 4.9 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $48,690 5.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $49,920 4.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $42,910 6.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 330 $8.23 $9.70 $20,180 3.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 710 (4) (4) $50,660 5.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 790 (4) (4) $50,560 5.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $12.65 $13.76 $28,620 5.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $20.82 $21.54 $44,800 5.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $21.38 $20.59 $42,840 14.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,180 (4) (4) $17,570 5.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,530 $14.12 $16.42 $34,150 4.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 70 $21.52 $22.14 $46,050 4.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $8.44 $8.37 $17,410 5.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 180 $14.28 $15.33 $31,890 5.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $14.96 $15.94 $33,150 3.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (6) $13.72 $12.02 $24,990 2.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (4) (4) $39,200 11.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $32,660 16.5 %
27-3010 Announcers 90 $9.12 $11.02 $22,910 11.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $18.63 $19.62 $40,800 4.0 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $19.07 $21.64 $45,010 5.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $17.43 $23.94 $49,790 17.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $15.51 $15.79 $32,830 6.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $9.03 $10.40 $21,620 3.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $8.73 $11.23 $23,350 7.7 %
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 7,640 $19.60 $24.92 $51,830 4.6 %
29-1020 Dentists 70 (5) $87.06 $181,080 12.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $20.78 $20.40 $42,430 3.0 %
29-1041 Optometrists (6) $12.62 $16.90 $35,150 28.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 330 $34.17 $33.78 $70,260 2.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $60.15 $55.10 $114,620 12.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General 120 $38.95 $37.99 $79,020 10.7 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $100.06 $208,110 10.0 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 60 (5) $74.96 $155,920 13.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $80.28 $166,990 20.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $32.60 $32.99 $68,620 1.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,760 $20.98 $21.66 $45,050 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $24.82 $24.88 $51,750 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $27.89 $27.67 $57,550 1.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $21.93 $22.84 $47,510 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $29.09 $29.74 $61,860 7.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $15.11 $14.88 $30,950 2.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $23.77 $23.03 $47,910 5.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $12.60 $12.42 $25,840 5.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (6) $8.60 $9.07 $18,870 4.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 280 $10.14 $10.46 $21,750 3.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,050 $14.13 $14.45 $30,060 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $10.86 $12.61 $26,220 4.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $8.89 $11.12 $23,130 17.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $20.36 $20.62 $42,890 2.5 %
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 3,930 $9.71 $10.01 $20,820 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 310 $7.47 $7.61 $15,830 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,870 $9.24 $9.43 $19,610 2.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $15.46 $14.46 $30,070 8.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $18.23 $18.07 $37,580 1.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.44 $9.19 $19,110 2.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $11.20 $11.48 $23,880 4.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 590 $10.20 $10.46 $21,750 4.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (6) $8.38 $8.69 $18,080 5.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $8.61 $8.91 $18,540 6.7 %
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 2,900 $14.08 $14.48 $30,120 6.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $26.70 $27.53 $57,260 2.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 110 $24.47 $25.72 $53,490 6.1 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $13.78 $15.98 $33,240 5.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 990 $8.32 $8.72 $18,150 3.4 %
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 10,060 $7.11 $8.02 $16,680 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $17.89 $21.13 $43,960 15.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 730 $11.66 $12.44 $25,870 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 460 $6.59 $7.04 $14,640 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $8.72 $9.47 $19,690 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 780 $8.14 $8.85 $18,410 7.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 160 $6.68 $6.88 $14,300 6.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 910 $7.17 $7.43 $15,440 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 220 $8.92 $9.90 $20,590 8.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,380 $6.83 $7.24 $15,060 3.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,340 $6.58 $7.88 $16,380 5.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 300 $7.26 $7.18 $14,930 3.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $6.84 $8.01 $16,660 8.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 490 $6.69 $6.83 $14,200 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 450 $6.62 $6.79 $14,120 5.7 %
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 4,190 $7.87 $8.64 $17,970 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $11.28 $12.68 $26,380 4.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $15.94 $16.95 $35,250 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,320 $7.04 $7.88 $16,400 4.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 950 $7.86 $7.89 $16,420 2.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 200 $10.56 $11.04 $22,970 3.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 410 $9.32 $10.08 $20,970 2.1 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 50 $11.37 $12.67 $26,340 9.7 %
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 2,590 $8.66 $9.82 $20,430 1.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $15.09 $15.46 $32,150 6.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $7.76 $7.76 $16,130 2.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 120 $6.32 $6.42 $13,340 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $7.13 $9.61 $19,990 7.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 130 $8.54 $8.90 $18,510 2.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 370 $9.67 $10.59 $22,040 5.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 550 $7.55 $7.80 $16,220 5.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 190 $10.01 $9.85 $20,490 6.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 240 $12.94 $12.67 $26,350 2.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $8.34 $9.17 $19,080 3.4 %
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 16,450 $10.06 $14.07 $29,250 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,430 $13.89 $15.37 $31,960 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 520 $25.99 $31.96 $66,480 7.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,320 $7.56 $7.73 $16,080 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $8.76 $11.19 $23,280 6.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $12.20 $13.01 $27,060 3.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,330 $8.56 $9.64 $20,060 2.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 290 $21.69 $22.74 $47,290 5.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 520 $23.37 $24.03 $49,970 12.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 300 $20.69 $29.07 $60,470 12.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $8.07 $8.84 $18,400 9.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 360 $21.83 $32.36 $67,310 17.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,910 $20.30 $22.63 $47,070 4.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $11.80 $13.05 $27,150 5.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 $10.70 $13.74 $28,590 9.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $25.43 $30.01 $62,430 9.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 940 $8.84 $9.77 $20,320 2.5 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26,400 $11.06 $11.99 $24,930 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,370 $17.25 $18.76 $39,020 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 320 $8.60 $9.21 $19,150 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 510 $11.16 $11.98 $24,910 4.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 610 $10.86 $11.43 $23,780 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,990 $11.27 $11.82 $24,590 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $12.88 $13.48 $28,030 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $13.35 $13.41 $27,900 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 550 $9.92 $10.06 $20,930 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 80 $13.00 $14.03 $29,190 2.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 80 $12.34 $12.30 $25,590 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,720 $11.58 $12.13 $25,230 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks (6) $10.39 $10.98 $22,840 3.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $7.28 $7.30 $15,180 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $13.19 $13.66 $28,420 3.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $10.20 $10.93 $22,730 6.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 680 $10.36 $11.40 $23,720 4.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 200 $13.89 $14.70 $30,580 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,200 $8.63 $8.85 $18,410 1.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $8.78 $9.39 $19,530 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $14.35 $14.55 $30,260 1.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $12.27 $12.47 $25,940 4.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $19.22 $18.91 $39,340 3.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 310 $19.24 $19.14 $39,800 2.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 390 $19.09 $18.48 $38,440 4.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 290 $14.52 $15.52 $32,280 4.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,140 $10.22 $10.52 $21,890 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,050 $8.86 $9.52 $19,790 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $13.29 $14.71 $30,600 8.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 980 $14.78 $15.47 $32,180 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $11.59 $12.89 $26,800 3.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 240 $12.38 $12.40 $25,800 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,800 $11.18 $11.38 $23,660 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 290 $12.23 $13.63 $28,350 5.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 790 $8.84 $9.43 $19,610 6.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $11.74 $11.94 $24,840 3.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 400 $7.16 $7.81 $16,240 5.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,250 $10.37 $10.78 $22,430 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $10.57 $11.09 $23,070 2.2 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,770 $12.41 $13.47 $28,010 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 740 $19.32 $20.55 $42,740 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $19.74 $19.24 $40,030 2.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 900 $12.76 $13.07 $27,190 2.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $9.77 $10.71 $22,280 4.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $11.18 $12.84 $26,710 13.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 720 $9.23 $9.16 $19,050 2.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $10.49 $11.00 $22,880 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $12.94 $13.95 $29,010 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $14.20 $13.89 $28,890 1.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $15.04 $15.29 $31,800 3.8 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (6) $14.68 $15.07 $31,360 10.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 170 $11.21 $11.51 $23,940 6.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $10.20 $11.37 $23,650 14.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 420 $10.23 $11.45 $23,810 8.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 180 $14.20 $13.92 $28,960 5.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $12.21 $12.46 $25,910 2.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 70 $13.37 $14.93 $31,050 11.4 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 120 $10.41 $10.49 $21,820 2.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 140 $10.49 $10.28 $21,380 3.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $9.86 $10.11 $21,030 1.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $10.23 $10.54 $21,920 5.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $16.65 $17.06 $35,490 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 7,460 $15.66 $16.91 $35,170 4.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 700 $20.83 $21.62 $44,980 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 150 $17.27 $17.88 $37,200 3.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 270 $17.32 $19.40 $40,340 7.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $17.02 $17.71 $36,830 6.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $17.17 $18.31 $38,080 6.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $10.87 $12.23 $25,430 11.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $19.08 $23.97 $49,850 4.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 940 $13.60 $14.82 $30,830 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 430 $16.16 $17.34 $36,080 4.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 230 $16.67 $16.88 $35,100 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $9.09 $9.11 $18,950 2.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 450 $14.61 $14.10 $29,320 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 $16.42 $16.52 $34,360 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,400 $12.90 $13.39 $27,850 3.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $15.89 $15.98 $33,230 3.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $15.10 $14.95 $31,090 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 490 $21.77 $20.79 $43,230 5.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $15.33 $15.63 $32,510 3.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $11.31 $12.51 $26,020 6.3 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 11,110 $12.00 $13.23 $27,520 4.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 790 $19.67 $21.66 $45,050 4.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $10.75 $12.96 $26,970 4.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (6) $11.06 $12.16 $25,280 2.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,180 $11.88 $11.64 $24,210 6.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $8.81 $9.41 $19,560 5.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $12.35 $12.08 $25,130 2.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (6) $9.59 $9.58 $19,930 2.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.25 $9.22 $19,190 2.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.75 $14.20 $29,530 7.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $12.56 $12.61 $26,230 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $12.88 $12.99 $27,020 3.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.38 $12.24 $25,470 5.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.73 $10.90 $22,670 2.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 260 $14.19 $14.58 $30,330 2.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $9.90 $10.07 $20,940 3.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 90 $17.10 $18.02 $37,490 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 530 $14.19 $13.75 $28,600 3.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.52 $11.23 $23,350 9.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 160 $12.57 $12.83 $26,690 4.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $12.77 $13.08 $27,210 2.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 190 $13.36 $13.68 $28,450 5.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $7.69 $8.04 $16,720 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 160 $7.93 $8.04 $16,730 3.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 390 $8.87 $8.96 $18,640 3.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 60 $8.92 $9.62 $20,010 8.5 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (6) $14.76 $14.27 $29,690 4.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $11.87 $11.55 $24,020 1.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $13.26 $13.53 $28,140 2.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $13.85 $14.96 $31,130 5.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 470 $12.68 $13.67 $28,440 4.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 700 $9.77 $10.62 $22,080 6.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $17.15 $18.11 $37,670 10.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 480 $10.11 $11.68 $24,300 13.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11,170 $10.97 $12.01 $24,990 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $18.20 $18.94 $39,390 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 320 $16.89 $18.71 $38,920 4.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (6) (4) (4) $46,340 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 540 $11.74 $11.29 $23,480 5.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 450 $10.86 $11.97 $24,890 8.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,790 $15.05 $15.24 $31,690 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,630 $11.13 $12.41 $25,810 4.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 180 $7.71 $7.53 $15,660 3.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (6) $7.40 $7.79 $16,210 5.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $14.21 $15.42 $32,080 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 840 $11.95 $12.07 $25,100 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 270 $8.27 $8.30 $17,260 1.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,690 $9.93 $9.99 $20,790 2.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 420 $10.89 $11.00 $22,890 2.9 %

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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