Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC 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 Wilmington, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina. 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 Wilmington, NC 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 111,040 $11.88 $15.03 $31,260 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 5,600 $29.05 $33.58 $69,850 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 $67.65 $68.71 $142,910 6.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,290 $28.95 $34.95 $72,700 2.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $23.52 $24.50 $50,970 4.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 $35.16 $37.76 $78,530 5.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 280 $37.24 $41.09 $85,470 7.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $25.31 $26.96 $56,090 6.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $19.55 $25.21 $52,440 11.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $35.05 $35.69 $74,230 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 500 $29.68 $33.10 $68,840 5.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 80 $26.52 $30.91 $64,300 6.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $35.73 $35.96 $74,790 2.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $28.28 $30.41 $63,250 3.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $28.20 $29.01 $60,340 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 290 $25.18 $27.57 $57,350 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $13.42 $14.65 $30,470 6.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $60,470 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $43.11 $45.15 $93,920 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $16.37 $17.67 $36,760 4.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $42.13 $43.15 $89,760 6.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $18.65 $20.95 $43,570 13.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $19.05 $23.51 $48,910 12.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,740 $21.20 $25.71 $53,480 4.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $17.20 $18.43 $38,340 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $19.03 $26.07 $54,210 25.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $19.34 $26.46 $55,030 9.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $21.91 $23.82 $49,540 5.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 130 $26.58 $35.09 $72,980 16.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $19.35 $20.83 $43,320 3.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $23.59 $33.65 $69,980 19.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $16.60 $17.93 $37,290 9.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 $19.43 $21.05 $43,780 2.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $22.32 $22.44 $46,670 3.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $43.46 $48.57 $101,020 15.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 330 $23.88 $24.33 $50,600 7.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $22.08 $23.42 $48,720 1.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 80 $12.20 $15.58 $32,410 25.7 %
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 820 $20.53 $21.64 $45,020 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $24.60 $24.18 $50,300 3.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (6) $13.94 $19.58 $40,720 7.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 250 $17.36 $18.28 $38,020 4.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $25.92 $26.54 $55,200 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $21.32 $23.60 $49,090 7.1 %
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 2,060 $24.45 $25.81 $53,690 4.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $24.31 $24.33 $50,610 6.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $16.21 $17.34 $36,070 6.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $28.19 $31.35 $65,220 6.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $30.60 $31.17 $64,840 5.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $31.46 $31.52 $65,570 6.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $17.50 $16.95 $35,250 8.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $22.82 $23.06 $47,970 6.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 140 $15.91 $15.91 $33,090 1.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 240 $16.17 $18.40 $38,270 7.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $11.99 $12.71 $26,430 3.7 %
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 1,330 $22.12 $24.07 $50,060 3.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $30.64 $30.18 $62,780 4.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 100 $22.73 $23.45 $48,770 6.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $22.05 $23.10 $48,050 6.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 210 $18.73 $18.99 $39,490 2.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $18.42 $19.73 $41,040 6.3 %
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 1,200 $15.46 $15.91 $33,090 3.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $20.11 $19.77 $41,120 2.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $13.94 $12.53 $26,060 10.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $20.11 $19.05 $39,620 6.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $11.60 $11.81 $24,560 2.5 %
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 560 $17.08 $26.94 $56,040 19.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $26.99 $44.20 $91,940 23.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $13.81 $14.31 $29,770 3.9 %
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 6,570 $14.86 $16.29 $33,870 3.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $64,620 7.2 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $60,100 2.5 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $52,820 4.7 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $49,590 8.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $51,160 2.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 160 $20.17 $19.75 $41,080 6.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 720 $8.13 $8.63 $17,960 6.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (6) (4) (4) $37,400 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,100 (4) (4) $36,450 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (4) (4) $36,340 2.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 540 (4) (4) $37,580 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $38,730 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $37,830 3.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 90 $12.64 $13.42 $27,900 6.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (6) $29.66 $26.07 $54,220 14.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $21.03 $21.44 $44,590 3.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $13.67 $13.14 $27,340 4.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $20.16 $21.02 $43,720 5.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 940 (4) (4) $17,160 2.1 %
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 890 $12.30 $14.88 $30,950 4.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $8.10 $8.39 $17,450 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $13.64 $14.34 $29,820 4.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 80 $11.82 $15.14 $31,480 13.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $8.61 $9.76 $20,290 4.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (4) (4) $35,350 10.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (6) (4) (4) $35,010 11.5 %
27-3010 Announcers 70 $12.83 $14.42 $30,000 2.9 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $13.85 $17.08 $35,520 14.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $16.80 $18.00 $37,430 3.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $10.05 $11.41 $23,730 10.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $99.66 $207,300 12.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $35.35 $34.92 $72,630 4.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $53.84 $63.37 $131,810 25.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General 80 (5) $82.07 $170,710 13.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $89.48 $186,120 15.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $35.10 $40.16 $83,520 18.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $25.56 $26.02 $54,120 4.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $24.39 $23.98 $49,880 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $32.49 $38.51 $80,110 8.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $25.94 $25.33 $52,690 3.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $9.87 $10.09 $20,980 1.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 530 $15.08 $14.93 $31,050 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 280 $10.33 $12.60 $26,220 16.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $13.05 $17.07 $35,500 17.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (6) $17.78 $17.91 $37,250 2.1 %
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 3,810 $9.02 $10.07 $20,940 4.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 880 $7.90 $7.89 $16,410 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,480 $8.72 $8.90 $18,510 1.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 340 $12.99 $15.05 $31,310 15.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 490 $12.28 $12.50 $25,990 8.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $8.29 $8.34 $17,350 3.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 140 $7.42 $7.79 $16,210 3.1 %
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 2,110 $14.74 $14.71 $30,590 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $22.65 $23.07 $47,990 2.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 230 $13.41 $13.36 $27,790 2.7 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 40 $15.10 $15.60 $32,440 7.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 160 $19.19 $21.17 $44,030 3.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 430 $16.63 $16.89 $35,130 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 510 $7.82 $9.25 $19,240 6.8 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13,180 $6.74 $7.72 $16,050 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 150 $14.76 $14.98 $31,150 7.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,010 $13.07 $12.87 $26,760 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,050 $6.47 $6.55 $13,620 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $8.28 $8.59 $17,860 4.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,100 $8.40 $8.58 $17,840 3.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $7.74 $7.86 $16,350 2.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 740 $7.69 $8.06 $16,760 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 660 $6.74 $7.43 $15,450 4.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,780 $6.36 $6.60 $13,730 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $6.53 $6.55 $13,620 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,080 $6.51 $7.15 $14,880 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $8.01 $8.11 $16,870 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 370 $6.93 $7.37 $15,340 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 630 $6.51 $6.86 $14,260 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 710 $6.47 $6.88 $14,300 4.7 %
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 4,020 $8.66 $9.34 $19,420 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $12.02 $12.88 $26,780 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $14.65 $15.99 $33,260 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,250 $8.07 $8.28 $17,220 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 950 $7.93 $8.15 $16,960 4.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 150 $10.10 $10.70 $22,260 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,300 $9.42 $9.79 $20,360 3.3 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,730 $7.59 $9.16 $19,040 5.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $13.05 $17.86 $37,140 16.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.70 $10.46 $21,770 15.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 710 $6.30 $6.45 $13,410 2.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $8.30 $9.04 $18,800 3.9 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $6.86 $6.97 $14,490 3.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 30 $8.62 $8.95 $18,620 4.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $7.11 $7.58 $15,780 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 590 $7.81 $7.87 $16,370 3.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 250 $8.32 $10.88 $22,630 10.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $8.60 $10.66 $22,180 7.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 13,950 $9.01 $12.57 $26,150 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,440 $14.25 $16.06 $33,410 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 290 $22.54 $28.39 $59,050 7.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,220 $7.44 $7.76 $16,150 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 480 $8.20 $9.65 $20,060 5.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $10.68 $12.63 $26,260 9.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,710 $8.51 $10.33 $21,480 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $15.53 $17.74 $36,900 7.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $15.21 $19.50 $40,560 15.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $19.83 $25.77 $53,590 15.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 380 $19.78 $23.46 $48,790 8.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 820 $18.49 $25.12 $52,260 11.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $8.57 $9.74 $20,270 9.3 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 60 $12.43 $27.30 $56,790 25.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (6) $15.20 $24.06 $50,040 27.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 240 $8.83 $11.17 $23,240 8.9 %
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 17,880 $11.46 $12.41 $25,810 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,080 $17.05 $18.83 $39,160 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.93 $10.22 $21,250 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $12.50 $12.64 $26,290 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 570 $11.27 $11.57 $24,060 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,450 $12.26 $12.73 $26,480 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $11.57 $12.35 $25,680 4.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 620 $10.71 $10.74 $22,340 3.0 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (6) $13.15 $13.20 $27,450 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $13.31 $14.64 $30,450 6.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 860 $11.14 $12.05 $25,070 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 200 $13.67 $14.18 $29,490 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $9.53 $9.73 $20,240 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 240 $8.54 $8.68 $18,040 4.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $11.63 $11.68 $24,290 6.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $15.13 $13.81 $28,730 4.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $11.60 $11.98 $24,910 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 $10.82 $11.30 $23,510 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $12.91 $13.29 $27,640 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,110 $9.19 $10.28 $21,380 6.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $9.93 $9.46 $19,670 13.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $10.21 $10.56 $21,960 3.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $12.83 $13.01 $27,060 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 190 $11.80 $11.95 $24,860 4.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (6) $17.37 $15.72 $32,700 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $23.46 $23.00 $47,840 7.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 720 $10.47 $11.10 $23,090 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,660 $8.84 $9.70 $20,180 2.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,290 $14.18 $14.85 $30,890 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 340 $15.57 $15.18 $31,580 3.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 660 $11.06 $11.18 $23,260 2.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,550 $10.77 $11.12 $23,140 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $14.03 $14.42 $30,000 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $10.46 $10.86 $22,600 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 160 $12.05 $11.90 $24,750 3.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $8.94 $8.92 $18,560 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,150 $10.43 $10.72 $22,290 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $11.20 $11.55 $24,030 3.5 %
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) $19.23 $18.53 $38,540 7.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $19.77 $20.40 $42,440 7.2 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,570 $13.06 $13.76 $28,630 1.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 790 $18.83 $19.79 $41,150 2.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (6) $16.99 $16.91 $35,180 2.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 940 $13.52 $13.63 $28,350 2.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $13.10 $13.16 $27,370 4.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,070 $10.35 $10.75 $22,360 2.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $13.09 $13.53 $28,150 7.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 430 $13.05 $13.36 $27,780 1.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (6) $12.26 $12.28 $25,550 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 670 $14.90 $15.10 $31,410 3.0 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 50 $11.19 $11.63 $24,200 3.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 480 $12.15 $12.18 $25,330 2.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $11.49 $12.24 $25,450 4.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 270 $15.09 $14.90 $31,000 3.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $12.33 $12.75 $26,510 6.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $12.89 $13.04 $27,130 2.6 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 170 $10.55 $11.11 $23,120 8.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 130 $10.11 $9.99 $20,790 2.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $9.96 $9.80 $20,380 2.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $17.52 $17.87 $37,160 1.8 %
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 5,260 $15.18 $16.53 $34,390 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 510 $19.72 $21.82 $45,390 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $13.17 $14.09 $29,300 4.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $24.03 $23.41 $48,690 4.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 80 $12.41 $12.82 $26,670 3.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 70 $16.10 $17.40 $36,200 9.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 210 $13.25 $14.14 $29,420 7.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $14.70 $15.66 $32,570 3.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $15.79 $15.79 $32,840 2.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $13.91 $14.60 $30,370 2.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 70 $13.13 $14.46 $30,070 7.6 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (6) $14.50 $15.16 $31,530 4.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $14.58 $14.28 $29,690 4.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 170 $22.90 $21.93 $45,620 5.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,610 $13.20 $14.57 $30,310 3.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 160 $17.30 $17.51 $36,420 2.7 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 50 $10.79 $11.34 $23,580 12.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $9.57 $11.29 $23,490 16.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,350 $14.27 $15.51 $32,260 3.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 450 $22.73 $23.53 $48,930 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 700 $11.98 $14.28 $29,710 8.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $8.75 $8.89 $18,500 1.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $12.57 $12.49 $25,980 1.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $10.92 $11.05 $22,990 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 290 $13.44 $14.42 $29,980 5.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 250 $16.48 $16.77 $34,870 4.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $12.85 $13.96 $29,030 4.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $7.20 $7.34 $15,260 3.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $7.02 $8.19 $17,030 4.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $7.70 $8.19 $17,030 5.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (6) $8.70 $9.80 $20,380 15.6 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 30 $13.74 $14.68 $30,540 11.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $22.90 $22.01 $45,780 6.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $16.20 $16.02 $33,310 2.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 230 $20.13 $19.89 $41,360 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 220 $17.45 $17.62 $36,650 7.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $9.10 $9.29 $19,330 8.1 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $10.06 $11.03 $22,930 14.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $8.95 $9.80 $20,380 8.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $13.08 $14.13 $29,390 8.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $9.14 $10.63 $22,110 10.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 150 $8.95 $10.53 $21,900 5.8 %
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 7,700 $10.66 $12.31 $25,610 3.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $17.14 $16.60 $34,520 5.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 340 $16.51 $19.66 $40,890 6.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 70 $12.37 $11.88 $24,710 5.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 230 $9.70 $9.59 $19,960 1.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 510 $10.44 $11.34 $23,590 9.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,160 $13.73 $14.53 $30,220 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,270 $10.22 $10.96 $22,800 12.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $11.23 $10.53 $21,910 5.3 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 140 $13.02 $14.55 $30,270 12.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (6) $8.23 $8.70 $18,110 3.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $19.23 $18.19 $37,840 3.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $19.67 $21.27 $44,250 4.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 420 $11.48 $13.76 $28,620 7.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 370 $7.16 $7.85 $16,340 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,760 $9.07 $11.92 $24,790 8.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 430 $7.15 $7.38 $15,360 2.2 %

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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