Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Salinas, CA 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 Salinas, CA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in California. 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 Salinas, CA 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 155,010 $13.11 $17.35 $36,100 2.6 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,770 $33.38 $39.52 $82,190 3.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 300 $63.78 $69.52 $144,600 4.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,030 $40.22 $48.25 $100,360 2.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 $20.18 $21.07 $43,820 3.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 $30.67 $34.26 $71,270 7.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 160 $48.45 $52.30 $108,780 6.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 220 $42.01 $48.68 $101,260 4.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $30.88 $30.60 $63,640 8.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 230 $26.64 $28.83 $59,970 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 190 $41.07 $43.28 $90,020 8.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 460 $39.99 $42.03 $87,420 5.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 130 $33.21 $36.25 $75,410 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $37.24 $37.50 $77,990 7.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $31.97 $32.34 $67,270 5.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $28.58 $33.09 $68,820 4.5 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 70 $30.51 $34.66 $72,090 6.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $27.35 $25.74 $53,540 8.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $88,850 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $53.67 $58.68 $122,050 7.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 270 $21.45 $22.70 $47,220 3.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 120 $19.23 $20.09 $41,790 8.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $29.78 $32.74 $68,090 2.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $34.25 $36.86 $76,660 3.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 $17.50 $20.92 $43,510 9.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 200 $17.90 $20.66 $42,960 6.3 %
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 4,970 $24.85 $26.69 $55,510 1.7 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (6) $23.61 $25.21 $52,450 9.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 $21.65 $25.05 $52,110 6.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $21.68 $22.90 $47,620 2.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $27.12 $26.68 $55,490 4.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 190 $26.86 $27.29 $56,760 5.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 $29.34 $28.38 $59,030 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $26.26 $34.05 $70,830 15.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (6) $23.61 $24.27 $50,470 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 $22.65 $22.61 $47,030 2.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 $26.50 $29.75 $61,870 6.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $20.48 $21.01 $43,700 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 940 $25.00 $27.06 $56,280 4.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 140 $31.23 $29.84 $62,060 7.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (6) $26.09 $27.50 $57,200 2.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 160 $32.06 $32.27 $67,110 5.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $31.14 $30.74 $63,940 3.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $27.38 $29.27 $60,880 11.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 80 $20.49 $20.15 $41,900 9.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 310 $22.67 $25.95 $53,970 5.9 %
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 1,980 $33.74 $34.79 $72,360 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 160 $33.49 $36.40 $75,710 12.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 250 $37.73 $42.40 $88,200 5.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 90 $37.63 $38.96 $81,040 5.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $20.42 $21.25 $44,190 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 860 $38.16 $37.99 $79,020 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $27.37 $29.02 $60,370 6.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $24.59 $27.14 $56,460 5.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $32.37 $31.98 $66,510 4.4 %
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 1,220 $28.11 $29.16 $60,650 2.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 130 $31.38 $32.35 $67,290 4.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $31.35 $30.74 $63,950 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $33.05 $33.63 $69,940 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $38.83 $41.46 $86,230 4.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $33.89 $37.14 $77,250 5.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 30 $33.19 $33.13 $68,920 4.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $33.24 $35.97 $74,810 6.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $20.69 $20.01 $41,620 6.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 150 $25.74 $25.19 $52,390 2.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (6) $20.91 $21.97 $45,700 3.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $22.48 $24.00 $49,910 3.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $20.35 $21.41 $44,540 5.3 %
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 1,150 $27.75 $31.43 $65,380 8.9 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 60 $24.28 $26.56 $55,250 5.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $32.17 $32.06 $66,680 3.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 200 $27.21 $30.73 $63,920 6.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 170 $44.60 $55.13 $114,680 14.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $30.02 $29.35 $61,040 2.7 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 40 $13.68 $13.47 $28,010 5.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $16.21 $16.37 $34,040 2.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (6) $12.81 $13.96 $29,040 2.8 %
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 1,820 $20.24 $21.26 $44,220 4.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 120 $18.49 $18.34 $38,140 2.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $28.27 $28.49 $59,260 5.7 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (6) $15.67 $16.39 $34,100 6.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 170 $18.53 $19.32 $40,180 16.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $20.43 $20.76 $43,190 11.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 80 $15.64 $17.05 $35,470 8.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 310 $10.37 $11.89 $24,740 3.2 %
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 930 $26.55 $35.06 $72,920 13.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $55.41 $62.99 $131,020 7.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 90 $23.57 $22.96 $47,750 3.2 %
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 10,200 $22.03 $25.15 $52,300 6.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $25.23 $29.98 $62,350 18.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 200 $12.59 $13.78 $28,670 2.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 290 (4) (4) $48,850 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,710 (4) (4) $49,210 4.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 620 (4) (4) $46,940 4.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,640 (4) (4) $52,560 1.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (6) (4) (4) $50,810 13.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 240 (4) (4) $63,370 19.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (6) (4) (4) $55,070 3.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 260 $13.43 $15.56 $32,370 7.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $24.19 $23.94 $49,790 4.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $13.90 $14.36 $29,860 4.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $22.95 $23.91 $49,740 8.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,500 (4) (4) $24,000 2.4 %
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 1,870 $19.58 $22.23 $46,240 3.3 %
27-1011 Art Directors (6) $13.99 $25.55 $53,140 15.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $9.16 $10.50 $21,840 6.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 $19.57 $21.33 $44,380 4.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $18.75 $24.10 $50,130 12.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 (4) (4) $71,100 14.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $32,530 7.3 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $10.34 $15.05 $31,310 21.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 190 $20.62 $22.61 $47,030 5.9 %
27-3041 Editors 270 $20.96 $24.00 $49,920 3.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $28.65 $29.86 $62,120 3.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $9.68 $10.23 $21,270 5.3 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors (6) $23.62 $25.66 $53,380 11.1 %
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 6,980 $25.52 $30.67 $63,800 8.2 %
29-1020 Dentists 100 $50.41 $54.31 $112,960 7.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $24.77 $24.61 $51,180 5.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $44.71 $44.02 $91,560 3.2 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (6) (5) $101.11 $210,310 13.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 $59.87 $60.24 $125,310 5.1 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $72.66 $151,140 10.1 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (6) $65.87 $70.47 $146,570 12.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $35.40 $35.99 $74,850 5.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,520 $26.75 $28.22 $58,690 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $31.16 $30.68 $63,800 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $34.68 $36.55 $76,020 4.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (6) $29.44 $29.44 $61,220 3.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $32.08 $43.33 $90,130 21.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (6) $32.28 $32.16 $66,890 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $22.73 $22.49 $46,770 4.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $27.50 $26.59 $55,300 7.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 140 $30.29 $28.37 $59,000 8.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $20.37 $20.25 $42,120 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 50 $17.67 $23.56 $49,010 9.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $15.17 $15.64 $32,540 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $17.45 $18.12 $37,700 2.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $15.25 $15.48 $32,190 6.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 570 $19.54 $19.22 $39,980 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $14.14 $12.97 $26,980 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $14.31 $14.08 $29,290 7.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (6) $23.82 $23.41 $48,700 10.5 %
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 3,050 $12.12 $13.09 $27,220 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 350 $10.21 $10.52 $21,890 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 930 $10.38 $10.63 $22,110 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (6) $19.96 $19.79 $41,160 3.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $12.39 $12.29 $25,550 4.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 120 $8.04 $15.00 $31,190 24.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 730 $15.83 $15.58 $32,400 2.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 390 $13.96 $15.02 $31,240 5.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $19.16 $18.21 $37,880 3.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 120 $10.11 $10.09 $20,980 6.9 %
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 5,600 $20.39 $20.51 $42,650 7.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (6) $36.94 $38.55 $80,170 4.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 100 $26.37 $29.24 $60,830 8.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (6) $17.10 $20.00 $41,590 5.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (6) $28.49 $30.04 $62,480 2.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 910 $24.56 $24.78 $51,550 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 970 $8.79 $9.58 $19,930 3.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (6) $8.30 $8.83 $18,360 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 13,800 $8.17 $9.55 $19,860 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 140 $17.73 $19.49 $40,540 4.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 980 $13.62 $14.39 $29,940 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 360 $7.51 $7.77 $16,160 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 380 $11.65 $12.98 $27,000 6.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,360 $10.49 $10.80 $22,470 4.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 150 $10.28 $10.61 $22,060 4.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,030 $8.18 $8.72 $18,140 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 520 $9.64 $10.70 $22,250 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,890 $7.26 $8.14 $16,930 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 510 $8.18 $8.83 $18,360 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,010 $7.72 $8.91 $18,530 5.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 410 $8.03 $8.50 $17,680 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 850 $7.24 $8.80 $18,290 5.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 740 $7.72 $8.11 $16,880 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 390 $8.51 $9.71 $20,190 5.3 %
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 5,800 $10.08 $11.30 $23,510 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 280 $16.61 $16.96 $35,270 4.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $16.16 $17.79 $37,000 14.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,710 $10.20 $11.19 $23,270 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,710 $8.72 $8.98 $18,680 2.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $12.93 $13.79 $28,680 5.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,540 $10.95 $11.48 $23,880 2.5 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (6) $11.11 $11.98 $24,930 7.7 %
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 2,840 $9.21 $10.79 $22,450 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $16.73 $17.90 $37,220 4.1 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (6) $10.14 $11.21 $23,310 13.6 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers (6) $7.32 $7.67 $15,940 7.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $7.92 $8.81 $18,330 8.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 480 $7.48 $8.04 $16,710 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $10.30 $11.52 $23,960 8.2 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 120 $7.36 $8.02 $16,680 3.0 %
39-6012 Concierges 40 $10.18 $10.45 $21,740 3.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 290 $8.92 $9.62 $20,020 3.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 350 $9.71 $9.50 $19,750 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $27.88 $26.03 $54,140 3.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (6) $9.15 $10.08 $20,960 2.4 %
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 14,430 $10.62 $15.83 $32,930 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,540 $15.69 $18.87 $39,240 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 220 $28.91 $34.04 $70,800 5.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,810 $8.80 $10.42 $21,680 3.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 540 $9.39 $10.42 $21,680 2.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 320 $12.44 $13.31 $27,690 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,040 $8.99 $11.38 $23,660 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $19.02 $25.08 $52,160 9.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 200 $22.43 $37.84 $78,710 15.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 $33.02 $49.43 $102,810 11.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 70 $11.31 $11.88 $24,720 12.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (6) $29.60 $33.66 $70,010 9.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,270 $29.01 $36.27 $75,450 8.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $8.60 $9.18 $19,090 5.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $33.26 $34.61 $71,990 7.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 170 $10.72 $11.91 $24,780 3.2 %
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 21,020 $14.13 $14.88 $30,950 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,520 $20.56 $21.79 $45,320 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 260 $10.66 $11.24 $23,380 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $15.00 $14.94 $31,070 2.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 430 $13.27 $13.89 $28,900 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,840 $14.69 $15.11 $31,430 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 260 $15.98 $16.41 $34,140 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $18.05 $18.71 $38,920 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 510 $10.66 $11.18 $23,240 1.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 60 $18.90 $17.81 $37,040 7.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 80 $13.17 $13.28 $27,610 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,060 $13.39 $13.98 $29,070 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 260 $9.50 $9.75 $20,270 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 550 $10.14 $10.20 $21,220 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $14.70 $14.42 $29,980 5.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $14.21 $14.77 $30,720 2.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 170 $14.18 $13.77 $28,630 5.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 $13.38 $13.89 $28,880 4.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $17.94 $17.52 $36,450 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,250 $11.26 $12.14 $25,240 2.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 130 $12.59 $12.82 $26,660 4.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 $15.61 $19.62 $40,800 17.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $10.20 $11.93 $24,800 9.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (6) $20.57 $21.34 $44,380 4.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $14.57 $16.93 $35,220 7.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $23.27 $20.32 $42,260 9.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $16.60 $17.09 $35,550 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 710 $11.28 $12.10 $25,170 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,080 $9.56 $10.62 $22,100 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 100 $17.63 $20.59 $42,820 15.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,410 $17.51 $18.23 $37,920 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 340 $19.07 $20.81 $43,280 15.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 370 $15.47 $14.91 $31,020 5.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,530 $14.80 $15.07 $31,340 3.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 260 $16.52 $16.10 $33,500 5.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $11.43 $11.88 $24,700 4.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 120 $13.88 $15.92 $33,100 8.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 170 $13.29 $13.77 $28,650 7.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $10.36 $10.90 $22,670 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,060 $12.75 $12.67 $26,360 2.0 %
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 22,990 $8.16 $9.23 $19,210 3.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 600 $17.98 $19.12 $39,760 3.9 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors 100 $18.28 $19.48 $40,510 6.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 420 $9.67 $10.09 $20,990 4.8 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 560 $9.69 $10.81 $22,480 5.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 21,180 $8.07 $8.84 $18,380 3.1 %
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 5,290 $20.28 $20.99 $43,660 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $29.42 $31.42 $65,350 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $33.36 $32.76 $68,150 2.7 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 30 $16.93 $17.31 $36,010 7.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,060 $21.91 $22.41 $46,600 6.8 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $19.67 $19.07 $39,660 16.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 30 $23.13 $20.90 $43,470 4.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 220 $23.99 $22.44 $46,680 7.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 790 $17.30 $17.84 $37,110 4.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $23.66 $24.22 $50,380 3.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $17.18 $21.45 $44,620 17.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $27.59 $25.83 $53,730 3.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 160 $20.64 $21.40 $44,510 7.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 330 $17.99 $18.55 $38,580 5.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $18.58 $19.04 $39,610 7.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $20.61 $20.62 $42,900 4.1 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 70 $20.45 $19.48 $40,520 8.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (6) $31.34 $27.98 $58,190 13.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $18.82 $18.74 $38,990 2.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $21.13 $22.29 $46,370 4.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $15.69 $16.96 $35,290 8.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $13.22 $13.31 $27,680 5.2 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 60 $16.22 $16.43 $34,170 9.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $10.74 $10.88 $22,640 4.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $29.05 $28.76 $59,820 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (6) $20.17 $21.28 $44,260 3.9 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 60 $14.52 $15.11 $31,420 7.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (6) $19.92 $19.64 $40,850 4.7 %
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 4,970 $17.37 $18.39 $38,240 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $26.00 $26.42 $54,950 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $17.16 $17.29 $35,970 3.4 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 30 $11.38 $11.97 $24,890 6.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $20.41 $20.78 $43,220 6.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $21.42 $21.51 $44,750 2.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 830 $17.35 $18.84 $39,180 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $21.37 $20.66 $42,960 4.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 160 $15.94 $16.31 $33,930 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $20.45 $21.02 $43,720 2.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $10.92 $10.87 $22,610 3.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $19.92 $21.22 $44,130 7.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $20.57 $21.32 $44,350 4.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,720 $13.83 $15.20 $31,620 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $19.48 $18.18 $37,820 10.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $31.05 $28.48 $59,240 12.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $9.73 $11.25 $23,400 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 6,560 $11.84 $14.01 $29,130 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 580 $21.55 $23.17 $48,190 5.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 60 $14.40 $13.78 $28,660 3.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $12.89 $14.06 $29,250 8.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 280 $10.01 $10.33 $21,480 8.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 270 $10.74 $14.83 $30,840 12.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $18.19 $16.06 $33,400 4.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 70 $8.47 $9.51 $19,780 9.2 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $11.22 $13.09 $27,230 12.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (6) $9.67 $10.04 $20,880 2.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $16.18 $16.19 $33,670 6.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 240 $13.91 $14.89 $30,980 3.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $16.32 $16.74 $34,820 6.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $16.30 $17.13 $35,630 5.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $16.82 $17.38 $36,150 5.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $8.46 $8.80 $18,310 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 220 $9.53 $9.91 $20,610 4.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (6) $17.53 $16.66 $34,650 4.8 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 $27.84 $27.70 $57,620 3.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (6) $25.92 $25.70 $53,450 6.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 180 $23.36 $23.16 $48,180 3.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $10.09 $11.80 $24,540 8.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $16.14 $15.58 $32,420 6.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 $8.95 $11.30 $23,500 6.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $15.78 $17.90 $37,230 5.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $11.78 $12.63 $26,270 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $12.57 $12.14 $25,250 4.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $9.20 $9.73 $20,230 10.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $18.95 $18.40 $38,280 5.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 300 $10.27 $11.24 $23,390 5.6 %
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 10,770 $10.26 $12.07 $25,100 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $21.45 $22.71 $47,230 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $20.43 $21.25 $44,190 3.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (6) (4) (4) $46,380 19.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (6) $17.88 $17.73 $36,880 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 290 $14.00 $13.78 $28,650 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 470 $11.13 $12.59 $26,190 7.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,640 $15.06 $15.41 $32,050 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,100 $11.65 $12.40 $25,800 4.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $10.34 $13.09 $27,240 14.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 150 $8.48 $8.75 $18,200 2.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 220 $8.10 $8.28 $17,230 2.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (6) $19.81 $19.16 $39,860 7.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 930 $11.84 $12.90 $26,830 4.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 440 $7.87 $8.08 $16,800 2.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,270 $8.79 $9.70 $20,170 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (6) $12.48 $12.58 $26,160 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,010 $7.90 $8.39 $17,440 3.4 %

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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