Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 21 - Mining

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 21 - Mining.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

Sector 21 - Mining consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 21 - Mining:

Sector 21 - Mining

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 498,720 100.00% $17.51 $20.99 $43,650 1.0 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 28,830 5.78% $42.96 $48.77 $101,430 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,770 0.35% (5) $73.22 $152,310 2.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 14,550 2.92% $41.61 $48.26 $100,390 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 290 0.06% $46.13 $46.31 $96,330 4.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 810 0.16% $37.41 $39.17 $81,480 2.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 150 0.03% $48.63 $50.44 $104,920 5.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 840 0.17% $31.94 $34.61 $71,980 2.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 240 0.05% $52.05 $54.01 $112,340 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,110 0.62% $46.16 $52.39 $108,970 6.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 710 0.14% $41.75 $44.48 $92,520 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,190 0.24% $40.11 $43.16 $89,760 1.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 390 0.08% $34.51 $36.99 $76,930 3.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 290 0.06% $30.53 $31.58 $65,680 2.8 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (7) (7) $20.52 $22.15 $46,060 5.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 570 0.11% $35.69 $39.06 $81,240 3.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,740 0.35% $51.44 $54.07 $112,470 1.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 240 0.05% $52.81 $54.98 $114,350 5.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 810 0.16% $28.30 $32.16 $66,890 4.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 17,030 3.41% $27.32 $29.77 $61,930 1.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 0.01% $19.61 $22.07 $45,900 9.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 0.01% $26.51 $27.99 $58,220 4.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,310 0.26% $24.94 $26.93 $56,020 2.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 520 0.10% $27.11 $29.84 $62,060 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 200 0.04% $23.68 $26.40 $54,920 4.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 280 0.06% $24.78 $25.54 $53,130 1.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 420 0.08% $23.39 $26.70 $55,530 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 170 0.03% $26.14 $26.49 $55,100 4.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,270 0.25% $32.03 $34.95 $72,700 3.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 0.01% $19.91 $23.92 $49,740 18.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,200 1.44% $25.05 $26.48 $55,070 1.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 380 0.08% $27.02 $28.92 $60,150 2.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,130 0.23% $34.58 $36.29 $75,480 2.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,480 0.90% $29.84 $30.83 $64,120 1.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 760 0.15% $34.94 $34.93 $72,650 5.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 160 0.03% $35.74 $35.81 $74,490 3.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 980 0.20% $22.68 $22.77 $47,370 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,050 0.21% $33.15 $33.75 $70,210 1.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 320 0.06% $30.89 $29.72 $61,810 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 220 0.04% $28.01 $28.55 $59,390 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 270 0.05% $30.36 $32.90 $68,420 3.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (7) (7) $26.97 $29.58 $61,530 5.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 21,070 4.22% $34.29 $36.56 $76,050 1.4 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 60 0.01% $25.44 $25.97 $54,010 6.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 460 0.09% $18.17 $19.38 $40,310 3.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 600 0.12% $34.29 $34.90 $72,580 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 460 0.09% $33.93 $35.52 $73,890 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 390 0.08% $35.12 $36.01 $74,900 1.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (7) (7) $43.33 $42.15 $87,680 3.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 690 0.14% $35.49 $37.27 $77,520 3.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors (7) (7) $32.65 $31.79 $66,130 2.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,340 0.27% $34.47 $35.98 $74,830 1.7 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 470 0.09% $39.00 $38.52 $80,120 2.8 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 260 0.05% $33.10 $33.80 $70,290 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 730 0.15% $30.01 $32.90 $68,420 3.0 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 2,340 0.47% $30.88 $33.03 $68,700 1.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 7,480 1.50% $44.76 $45.77 $95,200 1.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 90 0.02% $21.63 $22.38 $46,560 6.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 280 0.06% $22.61 $23.84 $49,580 2.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 0.01% $20.12 $20.52 $42,670 3.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 820 0.16% $22.48 $23.52 $48,920 3.2 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 120 0.02% $24.02 $23.32 $48,500 2.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 240 0.05% $22.54 $23.50 $48,870 2.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 370 0.07% $22.46 $22.35 $46,480 1.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 250 0.05% $21.60 $23.10 $48,050 3.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 550 0.11% $18.46 $19.55 $40,670 2.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 14,730 2.95% $26.70 $31.15 $64,790 2.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 330 0.07% $28.60 $32.27 $67,120 8.8 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 30 0.01% $29.46 $30.67 $63,790 4.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 320 0.06% $30.44 $31.18 $64,860 2.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 6,090 1.22% $42.17 $43.36 $90,180 2.9 %
19-3011 Economists 110 0.02% $34.19 $34.85 $72,480 5.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 190 0.04% $32.44 $32.61 $67,830 2.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,610 0.32% $20.59 $20.56 $42,760 1.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 4,660 0.93% $21.30 $21.74 $45,220 1.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 410 0.08% $20.62 $21.25 $44,210 3.6 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 3,070 0.62% $30.48 $40.44 $84,110 7.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,180 0.24% $65.43 $67.82 $141,070 3.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 210 0.04% $21.00 $21.51 $44,740 2.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 1,130 0.23% $19.49 $21.38 $44,460 8.0 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 150 0.03% $28.67 $30.10 $62,600 5.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 0.02% $34.84 $35.58 $74,010 4.6 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,690 0.34% $25.50 $27.39 $56,980 2.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 40 0.01% $22.46 $22.32 $46,430 2.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 1,450 0.29% $25.99 $28.31 $58,880 2.0 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 660 0.13% $9.58 $11.27 $23,440 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 560 0.11% $9.52 $10.66 $22,180 2.8 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 760 0.15% $9.65 $10.32 $21,480 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) (7) $14.19 $14.46 $30,070 4.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 100 0.02% $9.35 $9.85 $20,480 5.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 90 0.02% $8.70 $9.67 $20,110 6.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 200 0.04% $9.44 $9.59 $19,940 1.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (7) (7) $6.77 $7.12 $14,810 7.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,640 0.53% $8.60 $9.97 $20,740 4.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 0.01% $8.85 $11.18 $23,250 16.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (7) (7) $12.36 $13.25 $27,550 12.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,810 0.36% $8.68 $9.84 $20,470 5.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 110 0.02% $7.64 $8.67 $18,030 3.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (7) (7) $7.97 $8.97 $18,660 3.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,060 1.22% $25.94 $27.46 $57,110 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 50 0.01% $20.64 $22.43 $46,650 6.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 320 0.06% $31.19 $32.37 $67,340 4.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 80 0.02% $7.78 $8.09 $16,830 5.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 70 20.05% $12.78 $13.43 $27,930 5.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 70 0.01% $11.04 $15.00 $31,200 12.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (7) (7) $33.81 $34.19 $71,120 6.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,430 0.29% $29.10 $32.79 $68,200 6.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,180 0.44% $27.21 $28.20 $58,660 2.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 280 0.06% $26.86 $28.68 $59,660 7.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 320 0.06% $29.97 $31.63 $65,780 7.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) (7) $9.95 $14.36 $29,860 17.1 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 47,970 9.62% $13.52 $14.80 $30,770 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,350 0.67% $20.86 $22.86 $47,560 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 0.02% $10.59 $10.84 $22,550 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 0.01% $11.25 $12.31 $25,610 13.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 540 0.11% $13.40 $13.79 $28,680 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 8,520 1.71% $14.06 $14.99 $31,190 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,100 0.22% $13.79 $14.22 $29,580 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 300 0.06% $15.73 $15.92 $33,120 1.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 260 0.05% $13.04 $14.08 $29,280 3.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 430 0.09% $11.48 $11.83 $24,600 2.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 250 0.05% $14.66 $14.55 $30,270 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 480 0.10% $15.76 $16.78 $34,900 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,160 0.43% $11.05 $11.21 $23,310 2.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 0.02% $17.42 $18.14 $37,730 8.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,150 0.43% $18.43 $18.66 $38,820 4.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 950 0.19% $18.65 $19.68 $40,930 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 750 0.15% $14.26 $14.77 $30,710 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,180 0.24% $17.33 $17.27 $35,920 3.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 2,180 0.44% $12.08 $12.64 $26,280 1.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5,490 1.10% $17.42 $18.11 $37,660 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 0.01% $21.69 $22.57 $46,940 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 7,200 1.44% $11.05 $11.69 $24,310 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 0.02% $16.53 $17.20 $35,770 4.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 0.04% $12.53 $12.90 $26,830 2.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 9,330 1.87% $10.98 $11.92 $24,790 1.8 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 480 0.10% $8.17 $9.05 $18,830 3.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (7) (7) $9.94 $10.61 $22,060 10.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 170 0.03% $9.30 $9.94 $20,680 9.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (7) (7) $7.43 $7.38 $15,350 6.2 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 172,780 34.64% $15.99 $17.27 $35,910 0.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 20,050 4.02% $25.98 $27.22 $56,620 1.3 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 560 0.11% $19.75 $19.65 $40,870 3.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 0.01% $20.18 $20.63 $42,910 3.3 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 170 0.03% $18.30 $18.57 $38,620 3.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 640 0.13% $17.93 $18.01 $37,460 5.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (7) (7) $25.28 $24.01 $49,940 12.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 0.01% $16.88 $17.57 $36,550 6.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,790 0.56% $11.77 $12.71 $26,440 2.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 0.01% $12.85 $14.42 $29,990 8.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 21,450 4.30% $15.99 $16.91 $35,170 1.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 6,650 1.33% $21.22 $21.83 $45,410 0.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 200 0.04% $13.70 $15.00 $31,200 3.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 220 0.04% $11.83 $13.76 $28,620 12.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,680 0.34% $17.97 $17.74 $36,900 3.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 160 0.03% $13.63 $14.42 $30,000 9.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 0.02% $12.46 $12.91 $26,850 2.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (7) (7) $18.84 $18.91 $39,330 10.6 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (7) (7) $23.57 $20.81 $43,280 26.7 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 230 0.05% $19.04 $18.01 $37,460 3.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 13,690 2.75% $14.54 $15.35 $31,930 2.0 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 12,130 2.43% $17.09 $18.64 $38,770 2.0 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 12,850 2.58% $14.75 $16.20 $33,700 1.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 4,010 0.80% $16.15 $16.59 $34,500 1.6 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 1,930 0.39% $16.41 $17.63 $36,660 1.7 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 7,820 1.57% $18.12 $17.97 $37,380 1.4 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 4,370 0.88% $17.84 $17.82 $37,070 1.6 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 2,210 0.44% $12.80 $13.70 $28,500 2.7 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 4,050 0.81% $18.60 $18.56 $38,610 0.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 23,560 4.72% $11.62 $12.44 $25,870 2.0 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 18,610 3.73% $13.36 $13.96 $29,040 1.6 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,670 8.56% $18.45 $18.99 $39,490 0.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,260 0.85% $28.29 $28.25 $58,760 1.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 0.01% $21.73 $21.62 $44,980 2.8 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (7) (7) $27.52 $27.57 $57,340 4.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 0.01% $23.96 $24.10 $50,130 3.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 470 0.09% $18.06 $17.71 $36,850 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,260 0.45% $17.48 $17.87 $37,170 1.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 7,260 1.46% $18.85 $19.14 $39,810 1.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 30 0.01% $21.90 $20.11 $41,820 7.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 550 0.11% $20.57 $20.01 $41,620 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 7,850 1.57% $19.02 $19.50 $40,570 1.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,810 2.17% $16.78 $16.61 $34,550 1.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 4,240 0.85% $15.60 $16.00 $33,280 3.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 550 0.11% $20.50 $20.20 $42,030 3.0 %
49-9096 Riggers 770 0.15% $13.96 $15.84 $32,940 7.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,230 0.25% $11.16 $12.62 $26,250 3.5 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 51,990 10.42% $17.55 $18.73 $38,960 1.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 5,840 1.17% $26.47 $27.25 $56,670 1.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 0.01% $18.57 $19.22 $39,980 5.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 750 0.15% $19.20 $19.02 $39,550 1.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 0.02% $15.21 $14.30 $29,750 6.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 5,800 1.16% $16.30 $16.98 $35,320 1.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 0.01% $16.46 $17.35 $36,080 6.9 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 220 0.04% $23.95 $22.21 $46,190 5.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 930 0.19% $16.25 $17.20 $35,780 1.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) (7) $18.13 $18.45 $38,380 4.8 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 380 0.08% $19.42 $19.49 $40,550 4.4 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (7) (7) $23.22 $23.24 $48,330 1.9 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 12,360 2.48% $22.44 $21.10 $43,890 4.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 320 0.06% $17.12 $17.97 $37,380 3.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,050 0.61% $18.31 $17.73 $36,880 1.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,990 1.20% $14.54 $14.98 $31,170 1.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 100 0.02% $11.71 $12.87 $26,770 7.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 820 0.16% $14.75 $15.57 $32,380 2.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 430 0.09% $12.52 $12.89 $26,800 2.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 0.04% $14.78 $14.61 $30,380 5.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 1,070 0.21% $15.14 $16.07 $33,430 2.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,110 0.82% $15.84 $16.56 $34,440 4.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,270 0.25% $13.24 $13.26 $27,570 1.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 0.01% $12.70 $13.45 $27,970 4.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 220 0.04% $18.00 $17.64 $36,690 2.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (7) (7) $12.65 $13.60 $28,290 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 2,540 0.51% $11.46 $12.27 $25,520 2.2 %
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Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 81,180 16.28% $15.12 $16.08 $33,450 1.0 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors (7) (7) $27.14 $28.05 $58,330 4.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,040 0.21% $24.77 $24.25 $50,430 2.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,760 0.55% $23.48 $23.64 $49,180 1.3 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 270 0.05% (4) (4) $73,590 5.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 60 0.01% $13.69 $15.19 $31,580 7.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 21,520 4.32% $13.60 $14.55 $30,260 1.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,530 0.31% $12.44 $13.12 $27,280 2.1 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 270 0.05% $16.96 $17.36 $36,100 2.9 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 970 0.19% $14.25 $21.42 $44,550 2.3 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 530 0.11% $21.56 $23.84 $49,580 3.2 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 190 0.04% $24.61 $24.91 $51,820 2.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 0.01% $18.03 $14.43 $30,010 9.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 2,890 0.58% $16.44 $16.30 $33,890 1.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,400 0.28% $17.92 $17.71 $36,840 2.2 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators 1,130 0.23% $13.48 $13.99 $29,100 2.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 12,120 2.43% $14.75 $15.80 $32,860 1.9 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 3,010 0.60% $16.03 $16.34 $33,980 1.6 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 350 0.07% $16.73 $18.24 $37,930 5.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,030 0.81% $13.40 $14.27 $29,690 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 270 0.05% $9.86 $11.30 $23,500 12.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8,290 1.66% $11.94 $13.14 $27,320 2.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 260 0.05% $13.91 $14.36 $29,870 4.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 0.07% $10.65 $10.66 $22,170 3.1 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 1,470 0.29% $19.69 $21.47 $44,660 4.2 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 4,500 0.90% $18.18 $18.80 $39,110 5.5 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 7,670 1.54% $15.39 $15.81 $32,890 2.2 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 2,970 0.60% $18.86 $18.39 $38,250 1.3 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 350 0.07% $13.31 $14.09 $29,300 3.5 %

About November 2003 National Industry-Specific 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 median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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