Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA, a primary 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 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 90,830 $14.51 $18.61 $38,720 2.0 %
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 5,170 $39.09 $44.42 $92,400 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 360 (5) $77.62 $161,450 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,570 $41.70 $48.84 $101,580 2.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $35.42 $40.75 $84,750 10.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $45.16 $45.36 $94,350 4.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $45.56 $50.15 $104,320 5.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $34.26 $36.13 $75,150 7.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 250 $28.31 $30.92 $64,300 5.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 220 $50.80 $51.28 $106,670 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 340 $42.22 $47.22 $98,220 6.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 130 $37.74 $38.03 $79,100 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $37.57 $42.39 $88,170 5.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 $37.69 $38.96 $81,030 6.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $29.64 $33.43 $69,540 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $38.90 $40.42 $84,080 3.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 110 $19.38 $20.89 $43,450 10.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $81,550 8.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 110 $61.65 $67.46 $140,320 10.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $19.07 $20.20 $42,020 2.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $34.41 $33.21 $69,080 2.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $32.88 $38.34 $79,740 4.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 $18.83 $24.38 $50,720 8.2 %
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 2,590 $24.98 $28.03 $58,310 2.6 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 $22.76 $25.60 $53,250 13.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 220 $17.02 $19.92 $41,430 6.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $22.88 $22.99 $47,810 1.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (6) $23.64 $25.25 $52,510 6.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $22.16 $27.70 $57,610 10.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $25.12 $25.60 $53,250 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $25.39 $32.17 $66,910 14.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $24.28 $25.48 $52,990 4.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 200 $31.61 $34.04 $70,800 11.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $24.88 $28.63 $59,560 8.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 500 $26.64 $30.80 $64,060 7.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $25.88 $29.51 $61,380 8.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $26.29 $34.03 $70,780 12.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $27.06 $31.36 $65,220 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 2,310 $34.63 $35.99 $74,850 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 230 $36.12 $36.60 $76,120 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 650 $41.57 $40.98 $85,240 2.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 390 $48.14 $45.88 $95,440 5.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 $22.11 $23.47 $48,820 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $30.28 $31.72 $65,970 4.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $26.22 $29.24 $60,820 5.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 $30.74 $32.21 $67,000 5.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $28.79 $30.78 $64,010 6.3 %
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 970 $34.23 $36.53 $75,970 4.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 90 $40.26 $39.35 $81,850 3.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $38.69 $37.01 $76,980 5.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $36.10 $38.23 $79,520 4.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (6) $24.24 $23.67 $49,230 2.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $24.86 $24.99 $51,990 1.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $23.75 $24.33 $50,600 4.2 %
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 830 $21.67 $23.03 $47,900 6.3 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 70 $18.50 $21.27 $44,240 13.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 40 $28.32 $29.12 $60,580 1.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $22.12 $21.98 $45,730 6.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $27.45 $26.58 $55,290 3.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $24.40 $25.20 $52,420 6.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (6) $29.75 $29.27 $60,880 13.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 90 $10.31 $10.95 $22,780 4.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (6) $23.52 $21.49 $44,690 7.4 %
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 1,960 $18.20 $19.19 $39,910 6.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 120 $13.57 $14.56 $30,290 3.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $26.35 $26.26 $54,630 5.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 330 $16.91 $17.74 $36,900 7.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $15.73 $14.77 $30,720 23.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $20.08 $20.99 $43,650 8.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 $16.70 $18.85 $39,210 11.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $19.72 $19.75 $41,070 6.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 340 $12.69 $13.72 $28,540 1.8 %
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 440 $30.63 $35.25 $73,320 8.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $44.53 $50.53 $105,110 5.4 %
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 8,430 $18.38 $20.39 $42,400 4.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $24.03 $23.51 $48,890 9.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 650 $13.48 $13.12 $27,280 6.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $45,360 6.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,510 (4) (4) $43,960 6.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 320 (4) (4) $51,860 5.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 900 (4) (4) $51,760 4.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $48,710 12.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $14.21 $15.69 $32,630 12.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $24.98 $25.45 $52,930 3.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $13.72 $14.39 $29,930 10.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $24.05 $25.21 $52,440 7.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,120 (4) (4) $22,920 3.6 %
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 970 $19.20 $21.34 $44,400 5.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $34.82 $37.06 $77,080 3.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 130 $9.68 $9.82 $20,420 8.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $21.02 $21.22 $44,130 3.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (6) $22.26 $22.79 $47,400 4.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 40 $18.60 $19.63 $40,830 9.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $21.54 $23.22 $48,300 3.4 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $20.06 $21.28 $44,250 4.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $33.99 $34.12 $70,960 4.5 %
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 3,530 $27.01 $29.87 $62,130 4.2 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $100.05 $208,110 9.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $43.64 $43.14 $89,740 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $55.08 $58.52 $121,720 4.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $35.70 $35.70 $74,260 3.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,170 $28.57 $28.87 $60,040 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $29.56 $28.93 $60,180 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $28.99 $28.55 $59,380 1.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $32.38 $32.02 $66,600 14.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $26.36 $24.79 $51,570 5.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (6) $13.95 $15.59 $32,430 4.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $41.78 $40.87 $85,000 2.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (6) $19.78 $20.15 $41,920 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $15.77 $15.61 $32,470 2.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 100 $14.59 $14.77 $30,730 8.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 190 $21.64 $21.20 $44,090 3.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $13.22 $14.60 $30,370 5.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $16.42 $17.00 $35,370 8.2 %
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 2,050 $11.92 $13.22 $27,500 4.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 380 $9.28 $9.23 $19,200 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 550 $10.64 $12.16 $25,290 9.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $16.44 $15.66 $32,570 6.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 390 $14.43 $14.62 $30,400 2.0 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (6) $9.07 $11.92 $24,790 22.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $14.90 $16.30 $33,910 8.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $10.74 $10.61 $22,070 4.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $11.06 $10.46 $21,750 6.5 %
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 1,720 $18.81 $20.27 $42,160 6.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $41.80 $42.10 $87,560 2.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $26.19 $30.43 $63,300 9.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 260 $18.36 $20.97 $43,610 8.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 370 $28.12 $28.36 $58,980 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 380 $9.86 $10.49 $21,820 3.6 %
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 9,730 $8.38 $9.31 $19,370 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $16.73 $16.73 $34,790 7.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 700 $12.23 $13.01 $27,050 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $8.37 $8.65 $17,990 3.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 300 $9.95 $10.75 $22,350 3.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 750 $10.11 $10.55 $21,940 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $9.97 $9.93 $20,660 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,060 $8.90 $9.20 $19,140 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 360 $8.14 $8.60 $17,890 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,940 $7.92 $8.22 $17,090 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 520 $8.23 $8.91 $18,540 2.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,860 $7.63 $8.98 $18,670 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 $8.85 $9.79 $20,360 6.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 710 $7.82 $8.29 $17,240 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 540 $7.94 $8.22 $17,090 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $8.22 $8.80 $18,310 3.6 %
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 3,370 $10.73 $12.15 $25,280 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $18.56 $18.55 $38,580 6.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 $10.84 $11.57 $24,060 3.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $8.37 $8.93 $18,570 3.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $15.08 $14.99 $31,180 11.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 860 $11.33 $13.09 $27,230 4.6 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (6) $16.10 $16.87 $35,090 4.5 %
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 1,940 $9.85 $11.28 $23,460 4.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $16.31 $17.54 $36,480 5.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $8.37 $8.61 $17,910 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 260 $9.82 $9.79 $20,370 3.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 220 $9.55 $9.52 $19,800 3.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 260 $9.43 $9.06 $18,840 3.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 260 $14.69 $17.77 $36,970 11.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $10.55 $11.97 $24,890 5.9 %
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 10,690 $10.71 $15.07 $31,340 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 990 $16.03 $18.10 $37,650 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $26.44 $29.68 $61,740 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,420 $9.12 $11.08 $23,040 3.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $9.87 $11.76 $24,460 7.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $14.67 $14.56 $30,290 5.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,470 $9.20 $10.81 $22,480 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $37.28 $35.62 $74,090 10.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 60 $24.04 $31.87 $66,300 19.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 $25.73 $43.76 $91,010 17.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 280 $27.78 $33.74 $70,180 10.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 750 $24.73 $28.34 $58,950 4.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $7.90 $8.46 $17,600 3.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $21.24 $20.53 $42,710 4.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 $38.21 $39.61 $82,380 9.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 190 $24.06 $20.51 $42,650 10.7 %
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 15,030 $13.69 $14.60 $30,370 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 930 $19.43 $20.51 $42,660 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $12.25 $12.22 $25,420 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $13.36 $14.01 $29,130 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 280 $14.09 $14.66 $30,490 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,600 $16.03 $16.39 $34,090 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $16.26 $16.22 $33,740 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 500 $10.55 $10.93 $22,740 1.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 500 $14.74 $16.06 $33,410 3.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 220 $8.90 $10.11 $21,020 5.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 200 $8.75 $9.01 $18,740 8.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $17.86 $18.63 $38,750 6.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $14.67 $15.22 $31,650 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 310 $11.99 $12.52 $26,050 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $17.09 $17.19 $35,760 1.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 950 $13.03 $13.35 $27,760 4.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $11.00 $11.60 $24,130 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $13.68 $14.05 $29,230 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $19.07 $18.98 $39,480 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 690 $10.50 $11.50 $23,910 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 890 $9.97 $10.92 $22,710 2.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,310 $18.29 $18.55 $38,590 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 140 $22.17 $21.80 $45,340 3.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 210 $13.50 $13.81 $28,730 4.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,110 $13.32 $13.68 $28,460 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $18.28 $18.79 $39,080 4.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $12.23 $12.91 $26,860 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $16.10 $17.61 $36,630 12.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,180 $11.31 $11.99 $24,940 2.8 %
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 940 $7.81 $9.31 $19,350 4.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $21.04 $23.52 $48,920 9.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 90 $7.76 $8.45 $17,570 4.2 %
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 4,190 $20.62 $21.25 $44,210 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $31.80 $30.85 $64,170 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 930 $24.83 $24.17 $50,280 3.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 40 $13.53 $14.16 $29,450 3.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (6) $19.89 $20.64 $42,930 8.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $15.84 $17.13 $35,640 10.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 570 $13.52 $14.54 $30,230 6.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $22.41 $22.60 $47,000 11.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 $24.90 $23.32 $48,500 5.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 120 $16.14 $18.02 $37,490 11.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 80 $26.82 $27.61 $57,430 3.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 70 $19.08 $18.95 $39,420 5.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 200 $17.10 $18.02 $37,470 4.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 470 $24.34 $23.81 $49,530 5.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 140 $19.39 $19.34 $40,230 3.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (6) $26.14 $26.90 $55,950 4.8 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (6) $11.56 $11.98 $24,910 11.0 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (6) $12.05 $12.26 $25,500 3.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $13.50 $13.88 $28,860 4.1 %
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 3,140 $17.99 $18.84 $39,190 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $25.51 $25.86 $53,790 2.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 190 $20.38 $20.41 $42,460 4.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (6) $20.45 $19.45 $40,460 12.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $21.07 $20.32 $42,270 4.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 590 $17.68 $18.92 $39,350 5.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (6) $18.46 $18.48 $38,430 6.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $23.06 $22.72 $47,260 2.8 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (6) $18.59 $18.71 $38,910 3.1 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers 50 $10.14 $10.63 $22,110 13.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $11.29 $13.08 $27,210 18.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $22.94 $22.30 $46,380 5.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (6) $21.13 $21.43 $44,580 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 930 $15.69 $15.90 $33,070 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (6) $9.77 $10.17 $21,160 2.4 %
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 4,850 $12.09 $14.16 $29,450 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 320 $20.11 $22.41 $46,620 3.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) $16.04 $16.34 $34,000 6.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 40 $14.70 $15.58 $32,400 7.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 300 $10.33 $11.39 $23,700 5.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 190 $11.16 $11.51 $23,950 2.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $18.01 $15.92 $33,110 4.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $11.14 $11.68 $24,290 4.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.13 $14.13 $29,380 2.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.05 $11.93 $24,820 5.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 180 $19.82 $21.11 $43,920 8.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.90 $9.94 $20,670 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 60 $11.77 $12.60 $26,210 6.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $12.40 $14.04 $29,200 9.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $16.85 $16.74 $34,830 7.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $9.26 $9.54 $19,850 2.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $10.33 $12.63 $26,260 12.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $16.43 $17.12 $35,610 3.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $25.01 $23.76 $49,420 7.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $15.64 $17.49 $36,380 6.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 890 $9.75 $10.10 $21,020 3.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $24.01 $22.86 $47,550 3.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 30 $10.42 $14.87 $30,930 24.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 90 $8.99 $9.52 $19,790 3.7 %
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 5,970 $11.09 $12.45 $25,900 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $20.81 $22.86 $47,550 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $21.31 $21.60 $44,930 4.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (6) $12.46 $12.62 $26,250 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $10.50 $12.51 $26,010 7.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 660 $16.53 $16.87 $35,090 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 750 $13.03 $13.52 $28,130 3.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $10.58 $10.55 $21,940 2.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 80 $7.45 $8.85 $18,400 8.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $8.30 $8.60 $17,880 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 510 $12.86 $13.39 $27,840 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $8.60 $10.58 $22,000 7.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,360 $9.26 $9.64 $20,050 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $11.96 $11.60 $24,130 10.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 880 $8.11 $8.51 $17,690 1.9 %

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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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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