Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

District of Columbia

These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the District of Columbia. 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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All Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 594,510 $20.89 $25.98 $54,040 1.2 %
Management Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 65,890 $40.45 $43.01 $89,460 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 5,120 $61.24 $64.56 $134,290 3.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 14,530 $39.08 $44.12 $91,770 2.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,000 $27.76 $33.02 $68,680 7.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,460 $37.14 $39.66 $82,490 3.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,410 $31.36 $37.42 $77,840 4.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,320 $34.68 $39.26 $81,650 7.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 7,310 $27.08 $31.10 $64,690 4.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,910 $47.55 $47.38 $98,560 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 5,230 $41.17 $41.97 $87,310 5.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 2,110 $36.85 $38.14 $79,330 6.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $32.07 $36.48 $75,890 6.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 980 $41.88 $40.06 $83,320 9.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 540 $45.45 $43.52 $90,530 7.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 650 $36.71 $43.27 $90,000 9.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 260 $16.85 $18.13 $37,700 3.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 1,580 (4) (4) $91,160 4.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 500 $30.60 $36.10 $75,090 6.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,680 $50.56 $51.46 $107,040 3.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 920 $19.76 $20.56 $42,750 2.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $20.41 $27.74 $57,700 23.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 110 $18.24 $23.40 $48,660 8.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,200 $34.43 $38.01 $79,060 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 990 $45.00 $42.31 $88,010 9.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,180 $21.56 $25.64 $53,330 9.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 2,120 $25.04 $33.53 $69,740 22.2 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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 61,900 $31.45 $32.92 $68,480 5.7 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 90 $18.13 $28.73 $59,750 24.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (6) $18.95 $21.43 $44,570 7.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,640 $33.61 $32.98 $68,590 4.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 340 $21.39 $23.32 $48,510 4.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,380 $28.60 $29.99 $62,370 6.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 200 $30.23 $29.13 $60,580 3.6 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 70 $23.26 $25.15 $52,310 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 2,140 $19.15 $22.50 $46,800 7.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 410 $25.21 $27.41 $57,000 4.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,900 $24.59 $30.99 $64,450 17.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 17,630 $33.66 $34.59 $71,940 4.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,310 $22.62 $24.35 $50,650 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 9,060 $27.53 $30.00 $62,390 7.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 100 $29.99 $29.14 $60,620 6.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 2,140 $33.56 $33.53 $69,740 3.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (6) $23.56 $25.01 $52,020 5.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,560 $33.86 $38.10 $79,250 5.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 230 $25.14 $34.28 $71,300 12.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (6) $25.48 $26.79 $55,720 4.6 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 270 $46.77 $45.57 $94,790 5.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 480 $34.12 $33.68 $70,060 6.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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 28,730 $33.02 $33.08 $68,800 4.3 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 400 $42.57 $43.76 $91,020 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 4,070 $27.77 $29.58 $61,530 5.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 2,260 $35.85 $36.68 $76,300 3.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (6) $42.63 $40.85 $84,970 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 3,260 $20.13 $20.91 $43,500 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 8,640 $37.50 $36.99 $76,930 3.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,170 $26.09 $28.94 $60,190 6.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,390 $28.31 $28.78 $59,860 1.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 1,030 $29.51 $31.28 $65,060 2.4 %
15-2011 Actuaries 140 $37.45 $39.11 $81,350 2.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 870 $35.26 $34.85 $72,490 6.8 %
15-2041 Statisticians 910 $38.03 $37.37 $77,730 4.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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 12,760 $31.82 $33.01 $68,660 9.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 1,290 $26.46 $28.98 $60,280 6.5 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 110 $23.08 $26.57 $55,260 9.9 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (6) $25.28 $25.68 $53,420 6.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors (6) $20.57 $21.85 $45,440 7.1 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 190 $45.42 $44.40 $92,360 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 950 $34.33 $34.70 $72,180 6.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (6) $26.07 $29.75 $61,870 5.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 640 $37.31 $37.33 $77,640 2.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,070 $42.65 $42.76 $88,940 2.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 1,240 $27.35 $29.48 $61,320 14.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 110 $39.86 $40.40 $84,040 2.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 210 $34.80 $34.63 $72,030 3.1 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 160 $45.82 $44.91 $93,420 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 710 $38.07 $37.89 $78,820 4.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 740 $16.60 $17.55 $36,500 3.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 290 $22.60 $22.48 $46,750 5.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 490 $24.06 $24.49 $50,940 5.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (6) $13.13 $13.87 $28,850 6.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $20.67 $20.99 $43,650 5.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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 17,540 $35.42 $35.87 $74,610 6.0 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 250 $34.70 $36.52 $75,950 4.4 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 30 $21.63 $25.58 $53,200 5.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 140 $28.64 $30.67 $63,790 10.0 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists 40 $29.80 $31.71 $65,960 6.2 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 330 $35.27 $36.25 $75,390 4.8 %
19-2012 Physicists 540 $45.57 $46.47 $96,650 2.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 460 $38.62 $38.52 $80,130 3.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 970 $38.42 $37.58 $78,170 3.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 90 $46.50 $47.41 $98,610 3.2 %
19-3011 Economists 3,110 $39.85 $40.89 $85,050 2.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,140 $32.97 $33.61 $69,910 3.9 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 300 $19.30 $20.32 $42,260 6.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 450 $21.59 $24.70 $51,370 6.1 %
19-3041 Sociologists (6) $20.18 $23.35 $48,570 10.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 190 $38.07 $35.93 $74,730 4.2 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 80 $36.57 $36.51 $75,950 4.1 %
19-3093 Historians 400 $24.85 $26.58 $55,290 1.7 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 2,830 $42.41 $41.67 $86,670 2.3 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 60 $18.29 $17.43 $36,250 9.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 110 $15.89 $17.02 $35,400 5.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 210 $17.69 $19.18 $39,890 2.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (6) $17.87 $18.22 $37,890 3.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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 7,510 $17.25 $18.56 $38,600 5.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (6) $15.53 $15.84 $32,940 5.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 530 $18.95 $20.05 $41,700 3.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 640 $13.72 $15.11 $31,440 16.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 520 $15.69 $16.35 $34,010 8.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 870 $16.21 $16.95 $35,250 4.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 780 $23.59 $23.82 $49,530 5.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 370 $20.17 $22.14 $46,040 7.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 220 $25.92 $27.66 $57,540 8.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,970 $16.72 $17.97 $37,380 2.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 80 $21.18 $22.34 $46,460 8.9 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (6) $10.22 $11.67 $24,270 12.7 %
Legal Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 34,490 $45.07 $46.95 $97,660 3.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 23,570 $55.20 $58.97 $122,650 5.5 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators (6) $22.46 $26.69 $55,520 14.2 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 110 $20.07 $20.09 $41,800 3.2 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 1,130 $19.77 $20.20 $42,010 1.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 130 $16.86 $18.64 $38,770 4.8 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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 26,360 $21.30 $24.53 $51,030 5.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 950 (4) (4) $60,430 6.4 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 160 (4) (4) $61,660 2.5 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 240 (4) (4) $65,800 2.0 %
25-1031 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $66,020 3.4 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 670 (4) (4) $80,760 3.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 200 (4) (4) $69,620 3.4 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $67,460 3.7 %
25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $61,250 3.3 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $77,360 1.6 %
25-1061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $65,010 5.3 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $70,510 8.0 %
25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $52,310 6.2 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 320 (4) (4) $67,140 2.5 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 340 (4) (4) $64,730 2.2 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $65,650 2.4 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $111,280 11.7 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (4) (4) $55,070 3.5 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 260 (4) (4) $53,270 4.8 %
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 730 (4) (4) $104,500 3.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 800 (4) (4) $64,160 9.4 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $59,840 5.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 720 (4) (4) $57,950 1.2 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $54,540 2.6 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 190 (4) (4) $59,410 2.9 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 330 (4) (4) $42,980 10.8 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants (6) (4) (4) $28,320 4.4 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $53,030 8.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,380 $11.98 $11.96 $24,870 5.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 600 (4) (4) $33,650 10.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (6) (4) (4) $41,010 7.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,670 (4) (4) $51,050 4.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (6) (4) (4) $45,090 5.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $43,120 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $44,010 3.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $45,990 6.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 280 $24.30 $22.76 $47,340 3.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 850 $14.72 $15.07 $31,340 5.8 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 810 $25.76 $26.63 $55,380 2.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,580 $26.24 $26.62 $55,370 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 970 $14.41 $14.98 $31,160 4.9 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 70 $17.47 $17.27 $35,920 4.8 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 30 $22.18 $22.03 $45,820 7.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 520 $21.94 $25.01 $52,020 3.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,030 (4) (4) $20,340 2.3 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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 18,090 $24.36 $26.09 $54,270 5.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 190 $31.93 $34.14 $71,010 5.0 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 30 $23.76 $24.59 $51,160 14.9 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 150 $22.08 $23.24 $48,350 5.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (6) (5) $75.84 $157,750 21.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $9.49 $9.44 $19,630 16.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,260 $21.00 $22.08 $45,930 3.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 170 $27.28 $29.80 $61,990 7.3 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 130 $24.94 $24.61 $51,200 4.9 %
27-2011 Actors 70 (4) (4) $75,740 21.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 1,270 (4) (4) $49,390 11.8 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 80 (4) (4) $204,980 12.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 390 (4) (4) $60,020 11.1 %
27-2032 Choreographers (6) $16.68 $17.26 $35,900 3.3 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 30 (4) (4) $54,540 6.7 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 920 $23.01 $24.86 $51,710 4.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 3,080 $26.48 $28.92 $60,140 6.2 %
27-3041 Editors 3,220 $23.17 $23.70 $49,290 4.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 460 $27.16 $27.71 $57,640 4.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 1,720 $23.86 $25.81 $53,680 5.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 150 $25.11 $28.64 $59,560 5.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 170 $19.02 $20.87 $43,400 6.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 470 $19.72 $21.45 $44,610 11.9 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 50 $20.45 $21.30 $44,300 6.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 170 $16.17 $17.15 $35,670 3.9 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 220 $23.33 $21.90 $45,540 7.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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 26,310 $25.13 $29.96 $62,320 5.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 200 $21.01 $22.68 $47,180 5.5 %
29-1041 Optometrists 180 $34.51 $34.62 $72,010 4.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 410 $30.95 $29.76 $61,910 2.9 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 230 $43.07 $52.58 $109,370 17.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 2,830 $20.72 $34.50 $71,760 9.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) $48.66 $50.55 $105,150 5.9 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 640 $53.72 $64.44 $134,030 12.3 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 1,070 $37.92 $44.63 $92,840 13.8 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 370 $48.28 $42.67 $88,760 3.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons 700 $50.66 $61.29 $127,480 18.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 290 $29.65 $30.05 $62,500 2.2 %
29-1081 Podiatrists 70 $21.18 $28.02 $58,280 17.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 7,600 $26.98 $27.02 $56,200 2.2 %
29-1121 Audiologists 150 $20.08 $20.94 $43,560 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 190 $23.74 $24.42 $50,800 3.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 410 $26.47 $28.54 $59,350 8.1 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 220 $23.87 $23.57 $49,020 1.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 160 $16.73 $17.99 $37,420 5.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 240 $19.52 $19.65 $40,870 1.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 190 $28.45 $28.79 $59,870 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 130 $31.50 $36.77 $76,490 5.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 720 $21.46 $21.49 $44,690 5.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 490 $15.22 $15.86 $32,990 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (6) $23.12 $25.30 $52,620 16.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 200 $20.96 $20.62 $42,890 2.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 120 $26.07 $25.98 $54,040 2.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 130 $23.44 $23.18 $48,220 3.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 530 $21.59 $22.16 $46,090 3.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 450 $19.01 $18.85 $39,210 4.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $11.81 $12.27 $25,520 5.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 370 $13.68 $13.79 $28,690 2.1 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 510 $18.24 $17.15 $35,670 6.2 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 150 $16.64 $17.09 $35,550 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 300 $16.65 $17.25 $35,870 4.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,760 $20.65 $21.85 $45,450 4.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 790 $14.86 $15.75 $32,750 2.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (6) $13.02 $12.65 $26,300 2.8 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 160 $32.44 $32.04 $66,640 10.4 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 30 (4) (4) $50,710 5.9 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
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) $11.79 $12.48 $25,960 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 870 $9.61 $10.02 $20,840 5.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,890 $10.94 $11.23 $23,360 2.4 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 930 $9.63 $10.67 $22,200 9.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (6) $17.32 $17.13 $35,630 2.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (6) $14.93 $14.68 $30,540 7.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 490 $19.23 $18.65 $38,780 4.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 960 $15.18 $15.15 $31,510 2.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 260 $12.95 $13.40 $27,880 3.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 220 $14.09 $14.30 $29,740 3.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 90 $15.21 $14.93 $31,050 5.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $10.31 $10.49 $21,820 7.0 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 23,270 $17.54 $20.30 $42,210 9.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 1,200 $21.54 $21.82 $45,380 3.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,230 $17.57 $16.57 $34,460 8.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 10,420 $12.22 $12.56 $26,120 2.5 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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 37,800 $8.72 $9.75 $20,280 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 650 $20.78 $22.04 $45,850 4.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers (6) $15.51 $15.67 $32,600 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 870 $7.97 $8.32 $17,300 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,090 $13.02 $13.49 $28,050 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 2,700 $11.57 $11.45 $23,820 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (6) $11.04 $10.63 $22,120 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 3,160 $9.83 $10.06 $20,930 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,600 $7.96 $9.24 $19,230 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 9,950 $8.32 $8.88 $18,470 4.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 2,180 $8.66 $9.56 $19,890 4.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 6,940 $6.85 $7.65 $15,920 2.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 1,040 $8.25 $9.23 $19,200 5.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,860 $8.74 $9.05 $18,830 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 2,600 $9.20 $9.37 $19,480 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 900 $10.03 $10.35 $21,520 1.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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 23,450 $9.89 $10.45 $21,730 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 1,200 $14.15 $15.56 $32,360 4.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 150 $19.02 $19.62 $40,820 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 15,500 $8.96 $9.56 $19,880 4.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,260 $11.40 $11.14 $23,180 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $21.35 $20.85 $43,370 10.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,220 $10.77 $11.86 $24,660 5.8 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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 8,210 $10.26 $12.09 $25,150 3.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 260 $16.38 $17.65 $36,700 3.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $10.45 $11.11 $23,110 5.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 760 $9.35 $9.25 $19,240 4.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 210 $7.82 $8.81 $18,330 2.4 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 90 $8.63 $9.07 $18,860 2.9 %
39-5011 Barbers 70 $10.94 $13.01 $27,070 15.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 860 $18.11 $22.17 $46,110 7.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 130 $11.47 $12.30 $25,580 4.6 %
39-5093 Shampooers 210 $9.38 $9.12 $18,960 3.5 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 120 $12.17 $15.08 $31,370 26.3 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 680 $7.35 $8.30 $17,260 4.3 %
39-6012 Concierges 210 $11.16 $11.41 $23,740 4.7 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 90 $8.70 $9.31 $19,370 9.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (6) $8.40 $8.96 $18,640 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (6) $8.51 $8.94 $18,590 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 470 $12.44 $14.06 $29,240 8.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 750 $11.94 $13.50 $28,080 9.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 1,570 $10.63 $11.45 $23,820 2.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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 27,650 $12.87 $17.32 $36,040 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers (6) $17.66 $19.09 $39,710 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,030 $22.20 $25.29 $52,610 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,570 $10.03 $10.39 $21,610 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $10.57 $11.20 $23,290 8.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (6) $8.76 $9.59 $19,940 10.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,420 $9.91 $11.34 $23,590 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 560 $20.61 $26.71 $55,560 7.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (6) $16.39 $24.92 $51,830 5.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 680 $32.26 $41.75 $86,830 6.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 650 $13.81 $14.84 $30,870 5.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 460 $31.75 $32.19 $66,950 10.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,520 $21.59 $26.02 $54,120 6.8 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 270 $24.85 $41.69 $86,720 18.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 1,670 $23.90 $25.42 $52,880 8.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 470 $23.34 $29.33 $61,000 16.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (6) $10.39 $11.51 $23,930 6.5 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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 123,360 $16.66 $19.41 $40,380 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 8,900 $24.72 $29.89 $62,170 14.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 900 $12.74 $13.06 $27,160 1.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,290 $16.14 $16.69 $34,720 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,820 $17.46 $17.70 $36,820 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,050 $16.94 $17.09 $35,550 1.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 530 $17.97 $17.59 $36,580 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers (6) $12.31 $13.32 $27,700 5.1 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 90 $17.06 $17.96 $37,350 5.0 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 80 $16.54 $18.86 $39,220 13.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,330 $12.89 $14.21 $29,560 2.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 260 $16.01 $17.42 $36,240 3.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,100 $12.13 $12.54 $26,090 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 460 $12.55 $12.57 $26,150 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,240 $10.11 $10.99 $22,850 5.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 460 $11.82 $12.09 $25,150 4.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (6) $15.37 $15.74 $32,750 4.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $15.30 $15.02 $31,250 2.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 570 $12.54 $13.32 $27,710 4.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,730 $17.50 $17.75 $36,920 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,550 $12.94 $13.15 $27,350 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 380 $12.23 $12.94 $26,910 8.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 320 $11.47 $12.15 $25,270 3.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $18.79 $18.77 $39,030 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 230 $12.91 $13.42 $27,920 2.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $19.01 $18.52 $38,530 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 470 $18.35 $19.38 $40,310 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 960 $16.55 $16.04 $33,370 6.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,900 $9.50 $10.71 $22,270 4.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 10,970 $17.95 $19.27 $40,080 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 6,650 $23.44 $23.11 $48,060 2.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 960 $14.08 $14.13 $29,390 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 14,210 $17.14 $16.99 $35,340 5.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,030 $16.09 $18.04 $37,520 5.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,660 $13.95 $14.33 $29,800 3.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 3,500 $13.57 $15.16 $31,540 3.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 110 $17.41 $18.47 $38,420 6.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 620 $13.92 $14.49 $30,140 2.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,160 $12.20 $12.30 $25,580 6.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 13,100 $12.45 $12.90 $26,820 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 880 $11.21 $12.05 $25,070 5.2 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 180 $16.10 $16.38 $34,070 2.8 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 240 $18.40 $18.25 $37,960 2.7 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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) $20.21 $22.46 $46,710 8.2 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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 12,150 $19.02 $19.37 $40,290 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 750 $26.56 $28.61 $59,500 6.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,240 $20.67 $20.70 $43,060 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 250 $16.65 $16.59 $34,510 2.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,700 $13.23 $13.35 $27,760 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 860 $20.10 $19.88 $41,350 3.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 200 $19.63 $19.30 $40,140 3.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 980 $24.64 $24.34 $50,620 3.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 300 $18.05 $18.08 $37,600 7.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $28.01 $24.37 $50,680 4.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,640 $24.72 $24.25 $50,450 2.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 70 $28.37 $27.72 $57,660 3.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 110 $12.95 $13.05 $27,140 3.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $10.16 $10.52 $21,890 3.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 200 $23.30 $24.47 $50,900 7.6 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 60 $23.33 $24.99 $51,980 2.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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 8,230 $19.63 $19.84 $41,270 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 640 $27.14 $27.17 $56,520 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $20.05 $20.09 $41,780 5.1 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 50 $23.76 $23.19 $48,240 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 210 $27.80 $29.94 $62,270 7.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 $15.31 $14.74 $30,660 5.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $14.69 $15.79 $32,850 9.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (6) $19.29 $19.21 $39,960 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $18.46 $18.39 $38,250 5.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $19.90 $19.90 $41,390 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (6) $22.57 $22.08 $45,930 2.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (6) $19.51 $18.79 $39,080 8.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,250 $17.10 $17.75 $36,920 3.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 390 $13.37 $16.62 $34,580 10.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) $15.82 $16.49 $34,300 9.5 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 110 $17.50 $18.07 $37,590 2.3 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 130 $21.66 $21.44 $44,600 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 350 $9.66 $11.99 $24,940 14.2 %
Production Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,850 $17.18 $18.11 $37,670 9.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 640 $22.38 $23.61 $49,100 6.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 430 $13.04 $13.30 $27,670 1.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $14.11 $15.00 $31,200 4.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 120 $16.49 $16.40 $34,110 2.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $27.92 $26.43 $54,980 7.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 $23.94 $21.93 $45,620 5.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 490 $18.54 $18.80 $39,110 15.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $15.86 $16.44 $34,200 1.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 550 $28.26 $26.39 $54,890 10.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 1,000 $21.02 $23.50 $48,890 11.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 1,040 $8.31 $9.10 $18,930 2.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 250 $8.13 $8.86 $18,440 3.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (6) $14.79 $13.41 $27,890 16.3 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 80 $13.03 $13.14 $27,340 3.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 180 $11.20 $14.06 $29,240 20.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 860 $23.15 $22.92 $47,670 2.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $19.56 $20.47 $42,580 6.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $24.28 $23.93 $49,780 5.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $12.86 $12.92 $26,860 5.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (6) $17.63 $17.63 $36,670 2.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 100 $11.79 $12.83 $26,690 9.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (6) $8.71 $10.76 $22,370 5.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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 14,690 $11.24 $13.56 $28,200 7.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand (6) $17.68 $19.31 $40,170 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 520 $14.85 $22.32 $46,420 22.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (6) $14.16 $14.62 $30,420 8.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,610 $8.97 $9.56 $19,890 3.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 880 $15.14 $14.98 $31,170 2.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,550 $13.71 $13.48 $28,030 6.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 370 $11.57 $12.15 $25,270 2.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 890 $8.61 $9.00 $18,710 5.2 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 250 $42.80 $39.67 $82,520 2.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 120 $27.85 $27.32 $56,820 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 340 $13.72 $15.21 $31,630 8.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (6) $8.13 $8.81 $18,330 6.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,910 $10.13 $11.18 $23,250 3.7 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators (6) $8.84 $10.53 $21,910 17.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 450 $15.06 $15.54 $32,330 6.3 %

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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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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