Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Spokane, 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 Spokane, 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 Spokane, 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 188,140 $13.49 $16.41 $34,130 1.6 %
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 5,160 $36.96 $42.49 $88,370 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 (5) $81.42 $169,340 5.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,320 $42.90 $50.73 $105,510 2.7 %
11-1031 Legislators (6) $38.45 $33.20 $69,050 15.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $30.66 $36.68 $76,290 7.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 150 $37.33 $42.17 $87,710 6.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 290 $43.11 $48.87 $101,660 4.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $34.54 $40.10 $83,410 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 200 $31.17 $32.60 $67,810 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 230 $38.72 $44.30 $92,150 11.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 650 $33.55 $36.19 $75,280 2.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 120 $32.98 $37.51 $78,020 5.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 180 $32.35 $36.31 $75,530 5.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $29.11 $30.65 $63,760 3.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $27.89 $29.89 $62,170 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 250 $29.23 $32.81 $68,250 3.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 260 (4) (4) $85,140 4.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 260 $35.86 $39.37 $81,880 4.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $41.05 $45.00 $93,600 5.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $27.43 $29.96 $62,310 6.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $42.59 $51.56 $107,240 5.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $32.11 $36.06 $75,000 10.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 $29.72 $29.92 $62,230 6.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $34.30 $34.12 $70,970 3.9 %
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 6,530 $22.35 $24.44 $50,830 1.3 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (6) $21.27 $20.75 $43,170 2.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 230 $17.69 $20.34 $42,320 4.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 340 $20.44 $24.29 $50,530 5.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 490 $20.11 $20.25 $42,130 4.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 330 $21.84 $23.05 $47,940 2.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 290 $20.84 $21.51 $44,730 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 220 $19.48 $19.76 $41,110 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $22.13 $25.89 $53,850 2.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 240 $19.10 $20.36 $42,350 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $30.35 $34.49 $71,740 8.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,170 $23.29 $25.20 $52,410 1.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 150 $22.71 $24.08 $50,090 2.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 $22.58 $22.65 $47,110 1.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $22.09 $24.17 $50,270 4.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $24.64 $27.84 $57,910 4.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (6) $20.95 $24.66 $51,290 13.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 120 $23.41 $23.65 $49,190 4.1 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 30 $31.92 $30.50 $63,450 4.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 450 $19.40 $23.64 $49,170 4.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $23.46 $23.30 $48,460 5.5 %
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 3,290 $22.71 $23.78 $49,460 5.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 290 $26.70 $26.19 $54,470 3.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 300 $25.71 $26.98 $56,130 2.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 160 $34.33 $34.18 $71,100 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,120 $14.55 $17.16 $35,700 7.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 490 $25.90 $26.18 $54,460 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 70 $25.94 $26.04 $54,170 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 330 $24.29 $24.06 $50,040 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 320 $21.55 $21.97 $45,690 4.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3,010 $23.87 $24.47 $50,890 1.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $30.28 $29.40 $61,160 3.2 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 30 $25.55 $24.95 $51,890 6.7 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (6) $25.61 $26.07 $54,220 3.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 470 $26.24 $26.67 $55,480 2.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 240 $24.40 $25.73 $53,510 5.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 250 $32.15 $32.03 $66,620 4.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (6) $30.86 $31.19 $64,880 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 $26.01 $25.61 $53,270 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 $27.76 $27.92 $58,080 2.0 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 30 $34.21 $35.05 $72,910 6.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 210 $17.21 $17.45 $36,290 2.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $16.76 $18.28 $38,020 4.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 100 $16.37 $17.42 $36,240 3.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 230 $19.30 $18.65 $38,790 4.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 170 $18.29 $18.37 $38,220 2.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $23.15 $23.86 $49,640 3.0 %
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 1,490 $21.99 $24.34 $50,630 4.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $25.01 $31.01 $64,500 16.3 %
19-2031 Chemists (6) $19.09 $18.89 $39,300 3.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 100 $23.58 $23.17 $48,200 2.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 30 $37.50 $39.14 $81,400 8.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 180 $21.24 $29.90 $62,190 10.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 130 $24.83 $25.11 $52,220 3.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (6) $28.93 $28.70 $59,700 4.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $11.91 $12.87 $26,770 7.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (6) $18.79 $18.48 $38,440 4.3 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 30 $24.28 $24.09 $50,110 3.4 %
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 4,400 $16.19 $16.85 $35,040 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 210 $14.18 $13.69 $28,470 7.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 270 $23.43 $23.13 $48,100 1.9 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (6) $22.36 $20.98 $43,640 15.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 260 $18.89 $18.49 $38,460 2.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 1,360 $13.77 $14.62 $30,410 5.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 250 $16.29 $16.52 $34,350 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 200 $17.47 $18.20 $37,860 4.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 400 $22.83 $21.41 $44,530 5.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 170 $19.95 $19.63 $40,820 5.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 370 $20.79 $20.09 $41,780 11.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 460 $9.29 $9.85 $20,490 2.8 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $19.19 $17.83 $37,080 2.7 %
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 1,420 $23.62 $27.84 $57,900 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 720 $31.01 $34.79 $72,370 9.4 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 80 $26.93 $32.48 $67,550 10.4 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates (6) $32.51 $38.68 $80,460 2.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 350 $13.71 $15.40 $32,040 4.0 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 80 $15.94 $15.42 $32,080 3.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 11,950 $17.16 $18.18 $37,810 3.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $48,060 19.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $61,110 12.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $54,570 8.9 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $41,870 2.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 500 $9.82 $10.42 $21,670 9.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $39,340 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,660 (4) (4) $44,330 3.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 780 (4) (4) $43,610 4.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 990 (4) (4) $44,320 3.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $44,620 5.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 380 (4) (4) $41,000 2.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $41,240 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $41,510 2.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 220 $23.71 $23.19 $48,240 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $13.34 $13.50 $28,080 3.7 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (6) $25.36 $26.35 $54,800 8.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (6) $21.41 $21.89 $45,540 2.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,080 (4) (4) $22,030 2.2 %
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 2,120 $15.61 $17.73 $36,880 3.4 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 50 $18.22 $18.66 $38,810 6.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 160 $9.81 $10.74 $22,350 9.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 180 $16.42 $17.00 $35,360 3.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 130 $12.49 $13.53 $28,130 3.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 100 (4) (4) $36,440 5.4 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors (6) (4) (4) $49,420 3.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 220 (4) (4) $31,120 7.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 130 $11.36 $15.26 $31,740 14.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (6) $21.60 $22.23 $46,240 8.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 230 $20.56 $21.49 $44,700 3.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $22.27 $22.97 $47,770 3.8 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $15.14 $15.66 $32,570 3.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (6) $15.02 $15.86 $32,980 5.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $11.31 $13.02 $27,080 5.7 %
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 12,200 $21.81 $26.75 $55,630 7.1 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (6) $29.08 $32.79 $68,210 12.8 %
29-1020 Dentists 100 (5) $87.72 $182,460 12.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $20.37 $20.77 $43,210 2.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 470 $38.47 $37.37 $77,730 1.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 240 $54.13 $54.37 $113,080 11.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General 120 $21.74 $37.23 $77,450 12.8 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 40 $61.55 $65.08 $135,370 10.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) (5) (5) 12.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 140 $28.59 $29.86 $62,110 7.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,680 $23.40 $23.71 $49,310 1.8 %
29-1121 Audiologists (6) $19.71 $20.01 $41,630 5.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 130 $24.68 $24.44 $50,840 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 270 $26.73 $27.99 $58,220 3.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 50 $19.85 $19.78 $41,150 1.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 230 $20.31 $20.39 $42,410 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $24.53 $24.80 $51,580 5.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 120 $25.34 $27.28 $56,740 9.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 350 $22.76 $23.24 $48,330 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 410 $14.32 $14.40 $29,950 2.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $32.67 $32.03 $66,630 2.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (6) $21.18 $21.93 $45,620 5.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 110 $25.29 $26.23 $54,560 3.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 330 $20.88 $21.38 $44,470 3.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $15.35 $14.89 $30,960 2.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 480 $13.53 $13.62 $28,320 1.6 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians (6) $15.29 $15.08 $31,360 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 480 $16.29 $16.22 $33,730 6.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (6) $10.23 $10.44 $21,720 6.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 910 $17.41 $17.25 $35,890 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 410 $12.15 $12.73 $26,480 5.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 110 $14.24 $13.83 $28,760 3.1 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 110 $23.06 $22.65 $47,110 2.3 %
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 6,680 $10.83 $11.90 $24,750 4.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,470 $8.52 $8.84 $18,380 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,870 $10.14 $10.51 $21,870 3.1 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $17.18 $17.08 $35,520 2.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $15.68 $15.67 $32,580 3.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $10.15 $10.14 $21,100 2.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (6) $10.27 $12.51 $26,020 15.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 830 $18.79 $18.00 $37,440 9.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 820 $12.03 $12.34 $25,680 3.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 370 $13.37 $13.68 $28,460 4.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (6) $8.90 $9.05 $18,820 2.9 %
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 3,470 $16.87 $17.53 $36,460 6.0 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 120 $22.54 $24.27 $50,470 7.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $33.03 $33.74 $70,170 2.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $30.90 $29.40 $61,150 3.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 160 $16.10 $15.44 $32,120 4.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 740 $19.04 $18.99 $39,490 4.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $28.80 $27.59 $57,390 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 470 $25.36 $24.88 $51,750 3.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 100 $18.95 $20.41 $42,440 15.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 990 $9.66 $10.86 $22,590 4.9 %
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 16,590 $8.10 $8.97 $18,660 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $17.53 $18.45 $38,380 4.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 940 $13.67 $14.85 $30,880 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (6) $8.13 $8.31 $17,290 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 940 $10.44 $10.71 $22,270 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 930 $8.98 $9.37 $19,490 1.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $8.38 $8.87 $18,460 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,160 $8.52 $9.12 $18,970 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 540 $8.12 $8.86 $18,420 2.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,520 $7.80 $8.21 $17,070 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (6) $8.05 $8.37 $17,400 2.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,160 $7.49 $8.37 $17,420 3.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $8.23 $8.69 $18,080 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 680 $7.69 $8.08 $16,800 4.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 900 $7.96 $8.26 $17,170 5.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 450 $7.60 $7.95 $16,530 2.5 %
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 6,070 $9.19 $10.23 $21,280 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $14.98 $15.16 $31,540 3.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $20.03 $21.00 $43,680 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,110 $9.15 $9.99 $20,770 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,260 $7.97 $8.39 $17,460 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,230 $10.11 $10.92 $22,720 5.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 100 $12.62 $12.66 $26,320 2.6 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (6) $14.57 $14.94 $31,070 1.7 %
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 4,880 $8.54 $10.12 $21,040 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $15.39 $17.51 $36,420 5.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 430 $7.80 $8.26 $17,170 3.4 %
39-5011 Barbers (6) $19.10 $17.54 $36,480 5.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (6) $10.17 $11.66 $24,250 3.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 290 $8.34 $9.75 $20,280 12.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 830 $8.20 $8.56 $17,810 1.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 950 $8.28 $8.43 $17,540 1.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 270 $15.04 $14.91 $31,010 6.4 %
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 21,690 $11.52 $15.02 $31,250 1.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,820 $17.57 $19.72 $41,020 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 600 $26.97 $32.24 $67,050 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,140 $8.53 $9.55 $19,870 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,120 $8.96 $10.47 $21,780 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 570 $12.76 $13.36 $27,780 5.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,850 $10.76 $12.71 $26,440 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 300 $15.99 $18.55 $38,580 6.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $23.63 $30.91 $64,280 8.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 440 $29.32 $35.75 $74,360 9.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 160 $11.87 $15.07 $31,350 8.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 590 $20.38 $22.46 $46,720 7.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,580 $18.73 $20.31 $42,250 2.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 240 $8.09 $8.98 $18,680 4.4 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 130 $39.24 $36.15 $75,200 8.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 160 $19.12 $17.81 $37,040 7.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $28.81 $29.03 $60,380 3.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 940 $8.50 $9.84 $20,460 6.2 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 30 $15.32 $17.62 $36,660 10.4 %
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 35,410 $12.31 $13.11 $27,280 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,920 $18.88 $20.18 $41,970 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 $10.88 $11.02 $22,930 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 620 $11.78 $13.02 $27,090 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 850 $12.02 $12.38 $25,750 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,150 $12.88 $13.32 $27,710 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $14.53 $14.71 $30,610 1.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 180 $13.76 $14.01 $29,150 5.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,040 $9.70 $9.73 $20,230 2.3 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 160 $14.32 $14.78 $30,740 2.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (6) $15.65 $15.51 $32,250 10.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 140 $12.81 $13.43 $27,930 3.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,600 $12.66 $13.43 $27,940 1.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 370 $17.73 $17.61 $36,620 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 390 $8.44 $9.00 $18,710 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 420 $7.98 $8.11 $16,870 1.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 580 $9.92 $10.19 $21,190 3.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (6) $9.41 $10.18 $21,180 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 280 $13.62 $13.75 $28,600 2.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $11.39 $12.03 $25,020 2.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 480 $10.64 $11.56 $24,050 3.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (6) $16.10 $16.12 $33,540 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,260 $9.85 $10.00 $20,800 1.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 280 $9.69 $11.54 $24,000 6.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 160 $12.13 $12.75 $26,510 9.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 130 $10.20 $10.43 $21,690 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 240 $15.23 $15.60 $32,440 4.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (6) $20.74 $19.91 $41,410 4.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 430 $15.32 $16.25 $33,790 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,200 $11.78 $12.39 $25,770 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,300 $10.26 $11.01 $22,900 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $14.20 $15.18 $31,570 8.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 930 $16.39 $16.70 $34,730 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 610 $14.31 $14.27 $29,690 5.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 880 $12.86 $13.16 $27,380 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,330 $13.81 $13.72 $28,530 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 160 $15.44 $15.77 $32,800 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 540 $10.04 $10.46 $21,770 2.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 110 $12.71 $13.49 $28,050 3.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 900 $13.58 $13.80 $28,710 2.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (6) $10.67 $11.51 $23,950 3.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,930 $10.53 $10.99 $22,870 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 600 $10.00 $10.45 $21,740 3.2 %
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 270 $8.93 $11.37 $23,650 10.3 %
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 8,790 $18.42 $18.83 $39,170 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 960 $25.28 $27.32 $56,820 4.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 130 $22.90 $22.45 $46,700 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,460 $17.70 $18.39 $38,240 7.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 380 $17.56 $18.07 $37,580 11.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 810 $14.06 $15.15 $31,510 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 450 $21.59 $21.66 $45,060 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 130 $19.49 $19.63 $40,840 5.3 %
47-2082 Tapers 120 $17.38 $17.48 $36,370 4.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 750 $20.36 $20.56 $42,770 3.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 130 $14.54 $14.96 $31,120 5.0 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 80 $16.61 $16.53 $34,390 3.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 550 $13.98 $14.53 $30,220 4.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $20.92 $20.47 $42,580 9.9 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 130 $19.91 $19.19 $39,920 4.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 340 $13.65 $16.11 $33,500 13.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 380 $12.47 $15.14 $31,490 5.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 210 $25.80 $25.46 $52,950 2.9 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 120 $17.10 $16.70 $34,740 11.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 70 $10.13 $11.09 $23,060 7.4 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 80 $12.11 $12.23 $25,430 3.7 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (6) $10.10 $10.18 $21,180 4.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 120 $24.03 $23.31 $48,480 3.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 110 $17.00 $16.90 $35,140 6.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 330 $18.94 $18.67 $38,830 2.4 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 90 $12.97 $13.61 $28,300 6.3 %
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 8,250 $16.58 $17.07 $35,500 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 540 $23.25 $24.09 $50,100 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 480 $19.72 $19.13 $39,790 4.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 390 $23.30 $21.22 $44,130 9.0 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $13.11 $13.84 $28,780 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $23.07 $24.18 $50,300 3.7 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 40 $17.39 $19.12 $39,760 11.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $15.60 $15.31 $31,850 5.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (6) $17.47 $17.58 $36,560 2.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 140 $18.91 $18.97 $39,460 3.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 310 $20.28 $20.54 $42,730 4.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 980 $16.69 $16.99 $35,330 2.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 470 $18.34 $17.47 $36,330 4.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (6) $19.16 $19.64 $40,840 2.7 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 40 $12.68 $13.03 $27,090 4.1 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $14.01 $13.26 $27,590 5.6 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 40 $15.76 $15.64 $32,520 2.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 310 $10.77 $11.47 $23,860 6.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (6) $25.98 $24.71 $51,390 5.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $12.63 $13.67 $28,440 8.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $15.69 $15.81 $32,890 16.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $18.40 $17.77 $36,960 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,500 $15.01 $15.18 $31,570 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $13.15 $13.75 $28,590 5.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $16.98 $17.15 $35,670 5.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (6) $13.00 $13.48 $28,040 9.2 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 $16.41 $16.34 $33,990 6.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $10.32 $10.91 $22,690 2.3 %
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 11,950 $11.98 $13.19 $27,440 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 830 $20.41 $21.24 $44,170 2.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 810 $10.02 $10.54 $21,920 2.3 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 100 $15.33 $15.52 $32,280 5.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 170 $13.84 $14.47 $30,100 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 730 $10.62 $10.94 $22,750 2.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 470 $9.19 $11.31 $23,520 7.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 240 $16.32 $15.69 $32,640 1.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 70 $11.76 $11.42 $23,750 4.4 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $7.03 $7.56 $15,730 5.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (6) $9.94 $10.61 $22,070 9.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $11.22 $12.14 $25,250 6.8 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $20.58 $20.39 $42,420 2.2 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $15.18 $16.94 $35,240 4.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 $10.94 $11.58 $24,080 3.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.03 $14.78 $30,740 8.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $10.85 $11.43 $23,770 3.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.32 $13.08 $27,200 5.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 680 $13.90 $14.82 $30,830 2.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $10.82 $11.18 $23,260 3.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $12.80 $13.39 $27,840 4.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $20.44 $20.04 $41,690 4.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 520 $14.34 $14.90 $31,000 2.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.61 $13.69 $28,480 5.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.21 $12.16 $25,300 3.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 80 $14.39 $13.21 $27,470 6.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 160 $14.72 $15.08 $31,370 6.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 200 $17.17 $16.41 $34,140 5.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 270 $8.17 $8.60 $17,890 2.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $7.28 $8.16 $16,980 6.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 380 $7.53 $8.40 $17,460 2.6 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 100 $9.17 $9.61 $19,980 1.9 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (6) $12.04 $11.93 $24,820 3.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 370 $11.63 $11.62 $24,170 1.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $10.45 $10.72 $22,300 2.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 80 $19.10 $18.77 $39,040 2.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.80 $16.17 $33,640 10.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (6) $10.39 $10.56 $21,960 3.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $15.59 $16.26 $33,830 3.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 40 $11.03 $11.18 $23,240 2.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.74 $13.00 $27,050 8.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 440 $12.12 $13.41 $27,890 3.3 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 60 $14.41 $14.59 $30,350 1.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 110 $14.72 $15.64 $32,530 8.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 270 $13.09 $13.07 $27,190 5.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $11.89 $12.47 $25,930 5.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (6) $16.16 $17.18 $35,740 4.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 100 $10.37 $11.31 $23,520 6.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 70 $10.30 $10.45 $21,740 4.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.47 $13.68 $28,450 5.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 240 $8.66 $9.49 $19,740 3.5 %
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 12,490 $11.07 $12.79 $26,610 2.6 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 40 $13.97 $22.61 $47,040 9.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $17.95 $18.58 $38,640 2.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $21.32 $26.41 $54,930 8.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 280 $14.67 $14.46 $30,070 2.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 590 $9.49 $10.54 $21,920 4.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,450 $15.89 $16.58 $34,490 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,870 $10.14 $11.17 $23,240 4.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 200 $8.87 $11.06 $23,000 8.3 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 250 $7.96 $8.03 $16,690 2.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 230 $7.78 $8.46 $17,600 3.1 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 60 $24.19 $25.99 $54,050 1.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $13.72 $13.84 $28,780 5.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (6) $19.34 $19.64 $40,850 3.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 690 $12.93 $13.85 $28,810 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 550 $8.06 $8.69 $18,080 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,520 $9.30 $10.26 $21,340 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 90 $8.55 $8.83 $18,360 2.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,330 $8.29 $9.11 $18,950 2.3 %

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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