Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Trenton, NJ 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 Trenton, NJ PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area in New Jersey. 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 Trenton, NJ 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 208,630 $17.71 $21.36 $44,420 2.4 %
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 11,930 $42.45 $47.16 $98,100 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 270 $63.97 $69.69 $144,960 12.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,800 $51.57 $58.46 $121,600 3.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 140 $9.51 $15.50 $32,240 11.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $34.31 $40.34 $83,900 9.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 290 $46.42 $51.33 $106,770 3.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 440 $46.39 $54.35 $113,050 5.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 110 $47.07 $49.52 $102,990 7.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 540 $38.41 $40.60 $84,450 2.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 850 $44.85 $49.12 $102,170 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,280 $43.38 $48.10 $100,050 3.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 350 $40.87 $42.07 $87,500 2.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 230 $39.67 $43.34 $90,150 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $38.44 $42.48 $88,350 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $40.26 $40.58 $84,410 3.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 280 $38.64 $39.80 $82,770 3.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $20.89 $25.54 $53,130 9.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $89,190 2.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 430 $32.81 $34.25 $71,230 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 440 $52.01 $53.23 $110,710 2.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 210 $25.33 $27.30 $56,780 6.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 410 $38.46 $40.00 $83,210 3.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 110 $48.74 $56.49 $117,490 7.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 $21.62 $24.67 $51,310 5.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 190 $32.82 $34.33 $71,410 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 16,390 $26.62 $28.07 $58,380 3.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $21.79 $25.96 $53,990 7.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 490 $25.38 $26.12 $54,330 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 900 $21.17 $22.04 $45,840 4.1 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (6) $23.95 $23.90 $49,720 2.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 $24.93 $25.92 $53,910 5.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 460 $23.64 $24.85 $51,690 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 280 $25.07 $26.48 $55,070 3.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $22.89 $23.77 $49,450 6.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,070 $27.54 $29.00 $60,320 1.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $29.54 $29.89 $62,180 4.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 $26.86 $27.70 $57,610 4.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 430 $28.21 $33.25 $69,150 7.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (6) $40.71 $44.31 $92,160 29.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 310 $22.02 $24.15 $50,230 3.4 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (6) $16.52 $16.73 $34,800 1.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $19.95 $24.02 $49,970 7.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (6) $31.72 $31.28 $65,060 3.3 %
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 8,960 $30.65 $31.55 $65,620 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,170 $30.37 $30.76 $63,980 3.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 820 $38.07 $37.70 $78,420 4.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 730 $39.67 $40.34 $83,910 3.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,400 $18.05 $20.77 $43,190 4.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,280 $33.11 $33.74 $70,170 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 230 $31.64 $31.76 $66,070 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 780 $32.13 $32.93 $68,490 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 370 $33.71 $36.08 $75,040 4.9 %
15-2011 Actuaries 170 $33.35 $40.49 $84,210 7.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 150 $30.75 $33.44 $69,560 5.9 %
15-2041 Statisticians 70 $30.34 $31.11 $64,700 4.1 %
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 5,190 $29.65 $30.23 $62,880 2.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 190 $31.53 $32.27 $67,120 3.3 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (6) $24.82 $28.43 $59,140 4.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $21.32 $25.89 $53,860 16.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 50 $34.46 $35.58 $74,000 2.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 90 $26.74 $28.25 $58,760 6.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 210 $31.03 $31.05 $64,570 3.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (6) $38.55 $39.64 $82,450 3.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 70 $30.68 $30.26 $62,940 3.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $32.41 $33.80 $70,300 3.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 $31.56 $32.31 $67,200 1.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 320 $21.73 $22.96 $47,750 3.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 $21.44 $22.22 $46,220 1.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 240 $20.60 $20.54 $42,720 2.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 30 $16.04 $16.43 $34,170 2.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $18.37 $19.92 $41,430 5.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 4,000 $28.36 $29.58 $61,520 3.7 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 80 $22.01 $25.17 $52,350 14.0 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 160 $24.71 $26.30 $54,710 7.6 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 170 $38.42 $39.62 $82,400 8.3 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 100 $26.03 $26.66 $55,440 10.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 360 $29.82 $31.24 $64,970 5.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (6) $15.96 $16.92 $35,180 8.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 170 $19.06 $19.14 $39,800 3.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $23.05 $25.12 $52,250 8.6 %
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 3,660 $19.86 $20.67 $42,980 3.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 150 $17.83 $19.38 $40,310 4.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $26.91 $27.44 $57,070 4.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 190 $14.95 $16.46 $34,230 4.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 280 $11.89 $11.86 $24,670 3.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 460 $22.60 $22.26 $46,310 5.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 170 $22.29 $22.15 $46,080 3.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 280 $23.83 $23.97 $49,860 2.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 140 $20.46 $22.01 $45,780 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 720 $15.25 $15.34 $31,900 3.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $23.10 $23.55 $48,980 4.2 %
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 3,010 $33.04 $39.18 $81,490 6.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,860 $40.63 $47.62 $99,060 10.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 710 $19.97 $21.48 $44,690 8.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 90 $15.80 $17.16 $35,690 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 15,470 $20.64 $21.97 $45,690 2.8 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $61,870 2.0 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $60,870 1.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $23.13 $22.36 $46,500 7.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 870 $11.87 $12.94 $26,910 6.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 190 (4) (4) $46,620 4.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,690 (4) (4) $49,100 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 990 (4) (4) $52,130 4.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,540 (4) (4) $53,820 3.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 690 (4) (4) $46,310 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (6) (4) (4) $50,820 6.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $53,750 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (6) $19.38 $19.11 $39,740 4.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 530 $17.83 $20.44 $42,520 6.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 390 $26.98 $27.84 $57,900 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 230 $14.05 $13.78 $28,670 3.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,930 (4) (4) $24,050 7.2 %
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 2,430 $20.03 $21.95 $45,650 3.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors (6) $32.89 $34.78 $72,340 4.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (6) $24.88 $27.88 $58,000 4.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.47 $11.00 $22,880 5.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 260 $19.82 $20.22 $42,070 2.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (6) $20.21 $20.73 $43,130 8.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $10.45 $11.93 $24,810 9.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 90 (4) (4) $55,580 10.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (6) (4) (4) $40,320 6.9 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 80 $13.94 $13.97 $29,050 3.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 380 $24.00 $24.87 $51,730 3.0 %
27-3041 Editors 220 $21.22 $22.93 $47,700 4.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 $27.92 $29.10 $60,530 4.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 80 $17.42 $22.04 $45,840 11.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (6) $21.12 $20.30 $42,220 5.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 130 $14.78 $18.10 $37,650 9.1 %
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 11,830 $25.35 $29.89 $62,180 3.8 %
29-1020 Dentists 140 $48.06 $57.49 $119,580 7.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 130 $25.52 $25.68 $53,420 4.5 %
29-1041 Optometrists 60 $40.00 $39.51 $82,180 5.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 290 $37.08 $39.67 $82,520 4.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $57.88 $51.71 $107,560 11.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General 160 $51.89 $54.01 $112,350 10.8 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (6) $54.96 $71.03 $147,740 10.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $92.70 $192,810 9.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $26.19 $27.48 $57,170 4.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,880 $25.86 $26.08 $54,250 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $33.54 $33.67 $70,040 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (6) $40.30 $49.50 $102,960 9.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $24.56 $23.99 $49,890 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $36.71 $37.48 $77,960 6.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (6) $38.03 $41.83 $87,010 5.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 210 $23.59 $22.90 $47,620 2.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $18.35 $18.56 $38,610 4.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $31.78 $31.10 $64,690 2.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 70 $22.89 $24.57 $51,110 11.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $26.40 $27.33 $56,840 3.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 420 $20.87 $20.37 $42,370 5.5 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $13.57 $14.26 $29,650 7.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $11.37 $12.04 $25,040 3.9 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $21.99 $21.59 $44,920 3.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (6) $16.25 $16.60 $34,520 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,380 $20.40 $21.25 $44,200 3.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $14.05 $15.86 $32,990 2.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $20.53 $20.34 $42,310 3.3 %
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 4,570 $12.21 $12.43 $25,850 1.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 380 $9.93 $10.07 $20,940 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,420 $11.89 $12.05 $25,070 2.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (6) $17.67 $19.09 $39,700 4.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 120 $10.56 $10.69 $22,230 10.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 410 $14.32 $14.20 $29,530 3.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 440 $13.85 $13.68 $28,450 3.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $15.19 $14.83 $30,860 2.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $7.82 $7.91 $16,440 3.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 170 $11.47 $11.37 $23,660 4.2 %
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 (6) $23.27 $22.94 $47,720 5.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (6) $33.93 $34.13 $70,990 3.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 100 $20.89 $21.25 $44,210 5.4 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 120 $28.50 $27.24 $56,660 4.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (6) $32.08 $31.86 $66,270 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,250 $30.65 $30.09 $62,590 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,220 $13.64 $13.89 $28,880 5.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (6) $18.93 $17.99 $37,410 10.3 %
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 11,790 $8.24 $9.21 $19,150 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (6) $19.92 $21.16 $44,020 6.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 790 $14.15 $14.38 $29,900 8.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 280 $7.29 $7.49 $15,590 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $11.91 $12.49 $25,980 4.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 630 $10.74 $11.98 $24,910 6.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 230 $8.47 $9.33 $19,410 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,070 $8.71 $9.24 $19,220 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 530 $8.20 $8.97 $18,670 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,130 $7.63 $8.35 $17,360 3.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,260 $6.35 $6.64 $13,810 5.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,810 $8.35 $8.68 $18,050 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 430 $9.38 $9.35 $19,450 5.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 420 $7.00 $7.44 $15,470 3.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 480 $7.67 $8.11 $16,860 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 340 $8.26 $8.46 $17,600 3.0 %
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 7,590 $10.31 $11.36 $23,620 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 410 $17.05 $17.46 $36,310 4.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 150 $22.05 $21.70 $45,130 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,890 $9.23 $10.20 $21,220 3.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (6) $9.64 $9.85 $20,490 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $13.32 $15.59 $32,430 6.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2,100 $10.70 $12.00 $24,960 4.7 %
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 4,260 $9.53 $11.04 $22,970 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 220 $16.84 $18.28 $38,030 4.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 210 $6.70 $6.87 $14,280 6.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 300 $6.65 $7.28 $15,150 4.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 80 $7.01 $8.95 $18,610 19.7 %
39-5011 Barbers (6) $9.84 $10.20 $21,210 8.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 590 $11.13 $14.26 $29,670 6.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (6) $11.63 $11.58 $24,090 4.0 %
39-5093 Shampooers 30 $8.93 $8.44 $17,550 5.9 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $7.78 $7.90 $16,440 3.6 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 60 $7.94 $8.49 $17,670 5.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,020 $8.51 $8.88 $18,460 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (6) $8.70 $9.41 $19,560 5.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (6) $9.57 $11.02 $22,910 9.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 360 $9.48 $10.72 $22,300 4.2 %
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 19,210 $11.26 $16.99 $35,350 4.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,430 $16.83 $20.52 $42,690 6.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 450 $34.57 $38.44 $79,960 4.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,060 $7.79 $8.23 $17,120 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 680 $8.10 $8.82 $18,340 3.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $15.87 $16.26 $33,830 5.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,060 $8.92 $10.87 $22,610 3.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $19.00 $21.36 $44,430 5.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $27.68 $33.05 $68,740 16.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 730 $28.33 $35.46 $73,760 12.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (6) $12.47 $13.34 $27,760 8.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 400 $40.88 $50.92 $105,910 10.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,340 $21.48 $24.68 $51,330 3.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $20.34 $18.76 $39,030 6.3 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (6) (5) $92.80 $193,020 17.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 200 $27.69 $35.83 $74,530 25.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 100 $39.81 $40.83 $84,920 5.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $13.70 $14.27 $29,680 6.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 42,170 $15.27 $15.73 $32,720 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,720 $21.71 $22.98 $47,790 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 280 $12.14 $12.20 $25,390 2.0 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators (6) $18.19 $16.24 $33,790 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 420 $12.10 $13.56 $28,200 5.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 960 $13.88 $14.39 $29,930 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,170 $16.40 $16.39 $34,090 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $16.82 $16.85 $35,060 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 150 $16.69 $16.19 $33,680 4.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 640 $10.31 $10.36 $21,550 4.1 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 230 $17.19 $18.35 $38,170 3.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $16.29 $16.35 $34,010 6.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (6) $15.06 $15.08 $31,370 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,510 $14.84 $15.30 $31,820 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 690 $11.17 $12.65 $26,310 8.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (6) $10.58 $10.94 $22,750 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 820 $12.20 $12.28 $25,530 3.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (6) $13.64 $13.07 $27,180 5.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 240 $13.93 $14.53 $30,210 3.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 130 $15.72 $15.47 $32,180 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 330 $15.36 $16.16 $33,610 5.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 370 $18.08 $17.76 $36,950 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,400 $12.08 $12.37 $25,730 4.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $13.67 $14.66 $30,500 5.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $11.38 $12.20 $25,370 5.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (6) $16.43 $16.96 $35,270 3.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $16.63 $18.93 $39,370 6.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $16.81 $17.12 $35,610 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 730 $12.21 $12.79 $26,590 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,380 $10.52 $11.68 $24,300 3.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $14.15 $14.01 $29,150 3.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,860 $20.66 $21.96 $45,680 3.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 530 $18.98 $19.37 $40,300 3.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,420 $13.98 $14.30 $29,750 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5,220 $17.08 $17.00 $35,360 4.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 410 $17.88 $18.39 $38,250 2.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,190 $13.14 $13.96 $29,030 3.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 60 $18.41 $19.05 $39,630 3.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 490 $17.51 $17.89 $37,210 2.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 360 $12.75 $12.86 $26,740 5.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,860 $12.94 $13.17 $27,390 3.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 180 $13.19 $13.36 $27,780 6.3 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 30 $15.72 $16.41 $34,130 6.6 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 30 $9.95 $9.41 $19,580 7.0 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,700 $21.27 $22.47 $46,740 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 440 $29.75 $31.08 $64,650 3.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $19.70 $23.28 $48,420 20.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 730 $26.02 $26.51 $55,140 5.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $20.39 $21.22 $44,140 6.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 530 $16.59 $17.54 $36,490 15.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 280 $21.75 $22.85 $47,530 5.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 440 $20.83 $22.78 $47,380 5.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $30.50 $27.41 $57,010 7.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $16.64 $16.25 $33,800 5.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (6) $23.77 $22.96 $47,750 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $25.65 $25.64 $53,330 4.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (6) $19.38 $21.95 $45,650 2.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $22.61 $20.51 $42,650 11.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $29.29 $25.52 $53,080 24.1 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (6) $10.96 $12.67 $26,360 16.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $9.07 $11.82 $24,580 16.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (6) $9.95 $10.79 $22,450 6.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (6) $13.01 $13.12 $27,280 2.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 40 $20.63 $20.17 $41,950 4.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 190 $16.25 $16.70 $34,730 4.3 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (6) $19.68 $20.78 $43,220 20.4 %
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 6,800 $18.72 $19.44 $40,430 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 720 $26.63 $28.01 $58,260 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 240 $19.80 $20.49 $42,620 4.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 540 $26.97 $26.23 $54,570 2.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $23.37 $23.66 $49,220 6.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $23.57 $23.26 $48,380 3.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $17.15 $17.56 $36,530 3.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 920 $17.85 $17.44 $36,280 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $19.97 $20.83 $43,340 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $20.54 $21.87 $45,500 4.3 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers (6) $7.68 $8.05 $16,740 11.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $11.75 $11.63 $24,180 7.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 400 $18.98 $18.89 $39,290 4.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 $15.39 $15.31 $31,840 4.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 $19.76 $19.95 $41,490 6.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,630 $15.21 $15.58 $32,410 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 $15.57 $16.40 $34,100 4.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 150 $26.71 $26.19 $54,480 3.4 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 $15.89 $16.39 $34,090 4.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $11.08 $11.79 $24,530 4.3 %
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 7,350 $13.92 $14.83 $30,850 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 640 $23.79 $24.57 $51,100 1.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 200 $11.50 $12.27 $25,510 2.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 40 $12.66 $13.19 $27,430 3.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 290 $10.59 $10.99 $22,860 3.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $17.11 $16.20 $33,690 1.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 80 $11.66 $11.54 $23,990 2.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $8.77 $9.98 $20,750 7.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $18.80 $17.76 $36,940 5.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 220 $19.28 $19.07 $39,670 3.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $8.85 $9.38 $19,520 3.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $21.84 $21.64 $45,010 4.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 $15.33 $16.57 $34,470 6.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (6) $13.43 $13.55 $28,180 3.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 140 $15.02 $16.39 $34,090 6.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 450 $17.81 $17.38 $36,150 4.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 $9.79 $9.94 $20,680 4.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (6) $8.75 $10.10 $21,010 8.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (6) $7.88 $8.13 $16,900 5.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 40 $12.22 $13.43 $27,930 3.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (6) $18.35 $17.83 $37,080 5.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 100 $19.32 $19.38 $40,310 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $19.57 $18.97 $39,470 5.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.72 $12.74 $26,490 2.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $14.05 $13.82 $28,750 2.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.02 $14.35 $29,850 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $16.07 $16.85 $35,040 3.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $19.48 $20.13 $41,870 3.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 70 $15.50 $15.05 $31,300 6.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 600 $10.58 $12.05 $25,060 8.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.13 $13.47 $28,010 3.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $19.84 $19.44 $40,440 6.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $11.11 $13.31 $27,680 3.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (6) $7.56 $8.19 $17,040 4.5 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 70 $12.72 $12.51 $26,010 3.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.15 $13.79 $28,680 6.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 220 $11.01 $10.98 $22,850 2.9 %
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 10,450 $12.14 $13.27 $27,600 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $20.01 $21.34 $44,390 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 300 $26.16 $26.58 $55,280 2.8 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 30 (4) (4) $72,110 12.4 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 50 $9.79 $9.83 $20,440 5.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 250 $11.36 $12.73 $26,480 2.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 870 $12.93 $12.80 $26,620 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $15.02 $15.28 $31,780 11.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,180 $18.25 $18.43 $38,340 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,430 $14.45 $14.60 $30,370 5.6 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 100 $8.24 $8.52 $17,710 3.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 320 $7.73 $7.87 $16,370 4.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (6) $13.07 $12.64 $26,300 9.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $13.81 $13.75 $28,600 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 420 $7.52 $8.23 $17,120 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,340 $9.25 $10.30 $21,420 7.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (6) $11.11 $11.60 $24,140 10.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,060 $8.20 $8.92 $18,550 3.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $12.44 $13.49 $28,070 5.6 %

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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