Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA


For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in California. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 122,730 $11.45 $14.85 $30,890 1.7 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,480 $34.87 $38.43 $79,940 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $59.06 $64.84 $134,880 4.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,500 $35.76 $41.21 $85,710 2.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $28.77 $30.78 $64,030 9.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (6) $39.39 $41.33 $85,960 3.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $38.26 $44.97 $93,530 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $26.89 $30.27 $62,950 6.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $34.02 $37.14 $77,250 6.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 340 $38.67 $43.14 $89,720 6.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 120 $34.68 $36.80 $76,540 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $32.72 $34.99 $72,770 5.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $34.30 $39.62 $82,420 11.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $28.08 $31.86 $66,280 8.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $32.53 $33.97 $70,650 4.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $83,360 2.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (6) $49.12 $43.48 $90,440 10.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $36.14 $34.37 $71,500 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $18.70 $18.85 $39,200 3.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 $30.62 $35.93 $74,740 10.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $25.52 $26.87 $55,890 4.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $15.55 $15.86 $32,980 6.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $23.96 $25.25 $52,520 4.1 %
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 3,190 $22.29 $24.20 $50,330 2.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 $24.38 $25.67 $53,400 11.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $27.08 $29.11 $60,550 16.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $20.73 $22.79 $47,390 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $24.94 $25.96 $54,000 2.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $19.87 $20.71 $43,070 2.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $20.44 $24.37 $50,690 12.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 130 $16.23 $18.82 $39,150 5.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $21.48 $23.17 $48,190 5.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $24.57 $32.62 $67,850 21.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 470 $23.80 $25.79 $53,640 2.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $20.89 $22.90 $47,620 8.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (6) $27.42 $28.64 $59,570 3.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $25.89 $26.58 $55,290 6.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 60 $11.64 $13.82 $28,740 15.3 %
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 910 $26.33 $28.91 $60,140 8.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (6) $34.61 $37.99 $79,010 4.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $28.14 $27.55 $57,310 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $18.14 $18.90 $39,320 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (6) $29.42 $33.78 $70,260 5.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $22.88 $29.46 $61,280 10.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $24.16 $25.62 $53,280 5.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 780 $22.87 $23.50 $48,880 3.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $30.85 $30.64 $63,740 2.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $30.19 $30.03 $62,460 9.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $27.92 $28.49 $59,270 6.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $31.21 $31.50 $65,520 9.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $13.34 $13.98 $29,080 6.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $14.66 $14.44 $30,040 5.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $19.98 $20.63 $42,900 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $24.68 $23.95 $49,810 2.8 %
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 800 $16.71 $19.85 $41,280 8.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (6) $27.08 $28.97 $60,250 2.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $32.68 $32.29 $67,170 2.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $25.49 $26.23 $54,560 4.0 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 120 $11.70 $14.11 $29,350 10.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $12.76 $12.96 $26,960 2.8 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 190 $12.17 $12.71 $26,440 2.3 %
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 3,210 $14.68 $16.50 $34,310 2.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (6) $14.14 $14.74 $30,660 3.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 400 $15.76 $20.81 $43,280 4.7 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 150 $11.20 $13.82 $28,750 11.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $25.39 $25.34 $52,710 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 430 $13.18 $13.17 $27,400 3.6 %
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 (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,770 $21.15 $21.69 $45,120 3.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $52,450 8.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $19.29 $19.39 $40,320 4.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 290 $9.77 $11.00 $22,890 5.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $51,370 3.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,380 (4) (4) $49,520 2.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (6) (4) (4) $56,040 3.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,860 (4) (4) $57,180 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $50,950 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $58,910 1.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (6) $30.66 $28.93 $60,170 5.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $8.50 $11.34 $23,600 6.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $16.33 $18.51 $38,500 9.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $13.24 $14.47 $30,110 4.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (6) $25.67 $25.64 $53,330 10.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,070 (4) (4) $24,260 3.3 %
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 (6) $11.26 $14.12 $29,370 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.07 $10.01 $20,810 5.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $16.08 $16.74 $34,810 5.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (6) (4) (4) $32,070 18.0 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $10.95 $12.38 $25,750 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $17.23 $17.49 $36,370 5.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.01 $11.95 $24,850 10.2 %
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 5,100 $22.70 $26.13 $54,350 4.8 %
29-1020 Dentists 70 $55.86 $65.41 $136,060 10.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $48.46 $49.72 $103,410 5.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $65.95 $65.72 $136,700 3.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) $27.62 $52.54 $109,270 25.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $39.05 $38.76 $80,620 3.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,440 $27.65 $28.45 $59,170 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $28.01 $34.43 $71,600 9.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $18.99 $19.69 $40,960 5.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $26.80 $25.47 $52,990 12.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (6) $36.30 $37.48 $77,970 5.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $25.96 $26.10 $54,300 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $17.87 $23.69 $49,270 23.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $20.96 $21.66 $45,040 2.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $9.80 $11.27 $23,440 7.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $13.72 $13.66 $28,420 2.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $16.46 $16.72 $34,780 2.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (6) $13.69 $13.69 $28,470 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 630 $16.84 $17.67 $36,760 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $10.73 $12.29 $25,560 4.8 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,380 $9.67 $10.07 $20,950 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 430 $8.31 $9.01 $18,750 4.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,300 $8.81 $9.27 $19,280 3.6 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 100 $10.68 $10.69 $22,230 2.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 310 $12.02 $11.86 $24,660 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 540 $9.92 $10.07 $20,950 2.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $13.22 $13.30 $27,670 3.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $12.32 $11.82 $24,590 3.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $9.51 $9.64 $20,050 6.8 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,100 $18.63 $18.59 $38,660 6.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $31.62 $31.18 $64,850 7.3 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $25.88 $27.17 $56,520 6.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 200 $18.02 $18.65 $38,790 7.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 410 $8.96 $10.18 $21,180 5.3 %
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 7,850 $7.78 $8.66 $18,010 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $8.97 $12.65 $26,300 18.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $11.67 $11.96 $24,870 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 480 $7.50 $7.52 $15,640 2.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $10.85 $11.05 $22,980 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 360 $9.51 $9.60 $19,970 2.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 100 $7.21 $7.93 $16,490 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,170 $8.49 $9.15 $19,030 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 150 $7.65 $8.25 $17,160 4.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,960 $7.23 $7.58 $15,770 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 640 $7.56 $7.83 $16,290 2.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,170 $7.37 $8.73 $18,170 6.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 $6.98 $7.28 $15,140 2.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 360 $7.30 $7.53 $15,650 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $7.07 $7.33 $15,250 2.2 %
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 3,830 $9.36 $10.49 $21,820 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $15.07 $14.87 $30,930 4.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $16.44 $17.21 $35,800 5.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,790 $9.40 $10.32 $21,470 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $8.12 $8.33 $17,320 3.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $11.85 $11.87 $24,700 5.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 670 $9.83 $11.14 $23,170 5.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $8.39 $11.32 $23,560 14.2 %
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 1,800 $8.47 $9.67 $20,110 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $12.83 $13.66 $28,420 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $9.63 $10.46 $21,750 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $8.26 $8.73 $18,150 3.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 350 $8.49 $8.94 $18,590 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 380 $7.60 $7.81 $16,240 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $16.52 $14.91 $31,020 15.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 450 $8.79 $9.92 $20,630 4.0 %
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 9,530 $9.22 $12.93 $26,880 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 940 $14.44 $16.50 $34,320 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $21.73 $24.26 $50,450 10.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,470 $7.82 $8.94 $18,600 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 500 $8.81 $9.84 $20,460 3.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $12.32 $13.97 $29,060 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,640 $8.62 $11.22 $23,340 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $17.04 $20.16 $41,940 12.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $17.22 $19.71 $40,990 9.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $28.06 $33.10 $68,860 13.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $7.61 $8.39 $17,440 6.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $20.70 $24.09 $50,110 6.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 770 $20.51 $23.31 $48,490 3.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $10.44 $12.22 $25,420 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 18,570 $11.90 $12.94 $26,910 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,270 $17.23 $18.96 $39,430 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $8.69 $9.34 $19,430 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 440 $11.93 $12.37 $25,730 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 610 $11.97 $12.35 $25,690 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,730 $12.72 $13.49 $28,060 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 290 $12.05 $13.25 $27,560 6.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.53 $15.00 $31,190 8.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 380 $9.56 $10.05 $20,900 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 910 $12.81 $13.62 $28,330 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $9.37 $9.71 $20,190 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $7.79 $8.25 $17,160 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $11.13 $13.93 $28,970 14.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $12.76 $12.88 $26,790 6.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $12.65 $13.05 $27,150 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 $11.44 $11.73 $24,390 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $15.02 $15.38 $31,990 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 770 $9.83 $10.13 $21,060 2.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $8.89 $11.97 $24,900 23.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $14.66 $14.69 $30,560 3.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $13.82 $15.53 $32,300 5.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $16.53 $16.28 $33,860 10.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $15.25 $15.07 $31,350 4.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 770 $10.44 $11.22 $23,340 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,160 $9.03 $10.01 $20,820 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $10.41 $11.15 $23,200 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 870 $16.66 $16.88 $35,110 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 30 $17.49 $17.88 $37,200 7.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 $14.27 $13.24 $27,540 5.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,470 $11.45 $11.68 $24,290 2.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $12.74 $14.04 $29,210 10.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 180 $10.86 $11.15 $23,180 3.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $12.12 $12.32 $25,620 6.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (6) $14.10 $16.15 $33,590 2.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $9.65 $9.91 $20,620 4.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,850 $10.67 $10.98 $22,830 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 $7.02 $9.01 $18,750 9.2 %
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 17,550 $7.69 $8.35 $17,370 1.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 460 $13.19 $14.20 $29,540 4.5 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors (6) $6.96 $8.03 $16,710 7.4 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 210 $13.10 $14.80 $30,790 1.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,860 $7.19 $7.55 $15,700 1.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 250 $8.14 $9.62 $20,010 10.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 14,160 $7.71 $8.13 $16,920 1.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 70 $8.06 $9.08 $18,890 10.0 %
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 4,950 $13.86 $15.50 $32,240 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $22.97 $24.21 $50,370 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 600 $11.57 $14.05 $29,210 6.8 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 100 $10.72 $12.16 $25,290 3.6 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 30 $13.53 $14.42 $29,990 13.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 130 $21.25 $20.94 $43,560 12.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 300 $12.20 $13.24 $27,530 4.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 880 $10.51 $11.87 $24,700 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $17.77 $19.52 $40,590 11.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 $17.93 $19.42 $40,400 7.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 160 $18.60 $20.21 $42,040 10.4 %
47-2082 Tapers 90 $19.87 $19.16 $39,860 7.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 440 $16.03 $16.76 $34,870 2.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers 30 $13.80 $14.28 $29,710 2.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $11.44 $12.53 $26,060 4.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (6) $17.46 $16.96 $35,280 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $17.08 $17.63 $36,670 10.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $14.74 $14.93 $31,050 7.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 220 $15.24 $15.30 $31,830 5.7 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 150 $11.40 $11.28 $23,460 8.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $12.33 $11.31 $23,530 9.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 30 $9.95 $10.03 $20,850 5.4 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 90 $7.87 $7.89 $16,410 4.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $22.59 $21.69 $45,120 7.8 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 80 $10.91 $11.42 $23,750 6.0 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,150 $15.16 $16.47 $34,270 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $22.86 $23.76 $49,410 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (6) $11.99 $12.33 $25,650 4.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $13.40 $14.53 $30,220 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $17.63 $17.29 $35,970 4.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 550 $15.35 $15.59 $32,420 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $16.29 $19.00 $39,510 17.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 160 $11.37 $11.92 $24,800 6.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $18.56 $19.82 $41,220 6.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $8.84 $9.37 $19,490 2.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $19.29 $19.84 $41,260 4.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $18.70 $19.19 $39,910 7.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,230 $14.22 $14.21 $29,560 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 180 $14.54 $15.19 $31,590 9.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights (6) $12.64 $12.86 $26,740 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 $24.60 $22.70 $47,220 6.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $9.75 $11.43 $23,780 7.5 %
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 7,570 $12.02 $12.78 $26,590 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 560 $19.02 $19.74 $41,050 2.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 510 $10.72 $10.97 $22,810 2.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 180 $9.54 $10.10 $21,010 3.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $11.19 $12.89 $26,810 5.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $15.35 $13.86 $28,830 2.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $13.24 $13.35 $27,760 3.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.75 $14.85 $30,890 6.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.85 $13.34 $27,760 4.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.65 $10.87 $22,600 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 370 $12.70 $13.14 $27,330 3.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (6) $12.12 $12.88 $26,800 2.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (6) $11.06 $13.82 $28,740 12.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 230 $16.80 $16.30 $33,910 4.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.15 $8.62 $17,940 2.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $8.63 $8.94 $18,590 6.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (6) $11.63 $11.68 $24,300 2.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $11.43 $11.97 $24,910 5.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $10.65 $11.07 $23,020 8.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $11.07 $11.09 $23,070 2.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 260 $14.72 $15.25 $31,710 2.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.08 $13.48 $28,050 12.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $13.73 $14.79 $30,750 4.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $11.96 $11.61 $24,140 2.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $12.25 $14.37 $29,880 7.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 820 $12.00 $12.07 $25,100 4.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (6) $13.44 $13.23 $27,520 3.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $15.50 $14.66 $30,500 3.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 300 $10.82 $11.90 $24,760 4.7 %
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 12,280 $10.07 $11.65 $24,230 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $17.41 $17.85 $37,130 2.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 240 $18.42 $19.17 $39,860 3.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (6) (4) (4) $81,870 3.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 180 $10.84 $11.44 $23,780 2.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 340 $14.14 $14.22 $29,570 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (6) $7.25 $8.74 $18,180 8.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,960 $15.59 $15.69 $32,630 5.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 860 $9.88 $11.64 $24,220 7.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $10.60 $11.20 $23,310 4.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $8.04 $9.45 $19,660 22.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $9.49 $9.97 $20,730 6.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (6) $15.12 $15.29 $31,810 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,260 $11.84 $12.95 $26,930 4.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $8.34 $9.03 $18,780 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,260 $8.72 $9.98 $20,760 3.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 230 $9.98 $10.93 $22,740 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,340 $7.68 $8.48 $17,640 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 140 $13.62 $13.77 $28,650 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.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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