Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 51 - Information

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 51 - Information.

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

Sector 51 - Information consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 51 - Information:

Sector 51 - Information

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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 3,191,870 100.00% $19.67 $23.12 $48,090 0.6 %
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 236,180 7.40% $42.96 $48.14 $100,130 0.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 11,180 0.35% (5) $78.87 $164,060 1.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 59,170 1.85% $45.58 $51.84 $107,820 1.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 10,730 0.34% $32.05 $37.02 $77,000 1.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 14,260 0.45% $44.40 $48.05 $99,930 0.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 22,400 0.70% $46.13 $51.04 $106,170 1.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,950 0.09% $37.78 $43.11 $89,670 2.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 10,180 0.32% $32.97 $35.63 $74,110 1.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 31,560 0.99% $47.97 $50.28 $104,580 0.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 15,750 0.49% $43.96 $48.23 $100,310 0.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 6,570 0.21% $39.74 $43.58 $90,640 1.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 3,680 0.12% $35.64 $39.03 $81,180 1.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,310 0.04% $38.50 $40.02 $83,240 1.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,990 0.06% $28.84 $31.43 $65,370 1.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 510 0.02% $36.61 $37.98 $79,000 2.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 8,100 0.25% $47.75 $50.54 $105,120 1.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 0.00% $11.14 $13.30 $27,660 7.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers (7) (7) $37.16 $42.10 $87,570 7.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 160 0.01% $36.87 $46.80 $97,330 11.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 0.01% $39.12 $41.34 $85,990 4.4 %
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 155,340 4.87% $26.87 $29.02 $60,360 0.9 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 430 0.01% $16.53 $24.96 $51,910 12.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 0.00% $29.03 $28.31 $58,880 5.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,520 0.05% $24.27 $26.95 $56,050 2.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 5,800 0.18% $25.37 $26.93 $56,000 1.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) (7) $33.57 $30.27 $62,970 4.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,910 0.09% $28.36 $29.37 $61,080 1.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 1,010 0.03% $24.89 $26.25 $54,600 2.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 4,410 0.14% $25.59 $27.02 $56,190 1.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 5,040 0.16% $27.20 $28.20 $58,650 0.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 9,710 0.30% $25.32 $26.55 $55,230 0.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 23,000 0.72% $27.17 $30.34 $63,110 1.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 950 0.03% $23.00 $23.73 $49,350 3.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 27,830 0.87% $25.20 $27.60 $57,400 1.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 170 0.01% $28.10 $31.38 $65,270 5.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,780 0.06% $28.53 $29.82 $62,010 1.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 1,730 0.05% $22.50 $24.19 $50,330 2.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 12,040 0.38% $29.29 $31.05 $64,580 1.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 290 0.01% $18.63 $23.73 $49,350 9.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 170 0.01% $18.48 $21.42 $44,550 5.5 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 730 0.02% $30.82 $32.81 $68,240 2.1 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 180 0.01% $14.77 $16.09 $33,460 5.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 2,140 0.07% $24.61 $28.54 $59,360 7.1 %
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 403,130 12.63% $30.82 $31.71 $65,950 0.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 3,470 0.11% $42.36 $42.38 $88,150 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 53,470 1.68% $30.65 $31.58 $65,680 1.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 76,510 2.40% $36.20 $37.17 $77,320 0.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 58,920 1.85% $36.19 $36.81 $76,560 1.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 61,080 1.91% $19.70 $21.34 $44,380 1.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 48,320 1.51% $32.16 $33.06 $68,760 1.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 13,350 0.42% $28.95 $30.38 $63,190 1.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 37,790 1.18% $29.32 $30.61 $63,670 0.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 28,760 0.90% $28.33 $29.41 $61,180 1.0 %
15-2011 Actuaries 260 0.01% $32.70 $36.70 $76,330 8.5 %
15-2021 Mathematicians (7) (7) $22.88 $25.57 $53,180 9.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 6,980 0.22% $28.92 $30.82 $64,100 2.2 %
15-2041 Statisticians 440 0.01% $20.97 $23.96 $49,840 15.9 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians (7) (7) $18.24 $19.34 $40,230 4.5 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 77,720 2.43% $28.71 $30.27 $62,970 0.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 160 0.01% $42.90 $42.45 $88,300 3.7 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 270 0.01% $17.48 $19.12 $39,770 5.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,070 0.03% $30.67 $30.94 $64,360 0.8 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 7,820 0.25% $34.09 $35.04 $72,870 1.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 8,210 0.26% $32.05 $33.56 $69,800 1.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 28,540 0.89% $31.90 $32.82 $68,270 0.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 70 0.00% (7) (7) (7) (7)
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 80 0.00% $27.72 $29.51 $61,370 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 2,760 0.09% $30.59 $31.32 $65,140 1.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (7) (7) $27.70 $28.00 $58,230 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 450 0.01% $35.20 $34.51 $71,780 4.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 0.00% $20.15 $19.92 $41,420 3.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 1,510 0.05% $19.93 $21.50 $44,710 1.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 210 0.01% $22.16 $20.92 $43,510 3.6 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 70 0.00% $26.01 $25.74 $53,530 8.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 210 0.01% $26.78 $25.67 $53,400 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 16,760 0.53% $23.61 $22.99 $47,820 0.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 50 0.00% $18.98 $19.11 $39,750 4.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 90 0.00% $23.48 $23.02 $47,880 5.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 330 0.01% $14.10 $15.31 $31,850 3.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 21,540 0.67% $30.45 $31.96 $66,480 1.8 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 70 0.00% $34.80 $37.69 $78,400 7.4 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 560 0.02% $28.90 $34.96 $72,720 3.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 0.00% $30.24 $30.36 $63,140 3.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (7) (7) $44.59 $44.55 $92,660 4.8 %
19-3011 Economists 70 0.00% $26.09 $28.29 $58,850 9.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 18,560 0.58% $31.46 $32.64 $67,880 1.8 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers (7) (7) $13.02 $16.76 $34,870 7.6 %
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 670 0.02% $13.24 $14.85 $30,890 7.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 0.00% $13.28 $15.33 $31,880 12.7 %
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 6,550 0.21% $39.79 $46.56 $96,840 2.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 3,870 0.12% $59.08 $61.01 $126,900 2.8 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 40 0.00% $28.02 $30.48 $63,400 6.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,350 0.04% $24.55 $26.20 $54,490 2.4 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 60 0.00% $12.52 $16.18 $33,650 25.5 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 50 0.00% $16.14 $17.94 $37,310 6.9 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 15,530 0.49% $15.37 $16.61 $34,560 1.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 0.00% $24.16 $22.64 $47,080 11.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 280 0.01% $17.75 $19.39 $40,320 9.7 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 860 0.03% $16.99 $18.69 $38,880 3.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 6,950 0.22% $18.66 $19.37 $40,290 1.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 6,090 0.19% $10.35 $11.28 $23,460 2.7 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (7) (7) (5) $69.64 $144,840 14.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 470 0.01% $24.14 $25.55 $53,150 2.3 %
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 475,410 14.89% $17.73 $21.85 $45,460 2.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors 4,190 0.13% $30.12 $33.73 $70,150 2.9 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 1,540 0.05% $20.09 $22.64 $47,100 2.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 13,200 0.41% $25.45 $28.07 $58,380 4.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 1,000 0.03% $23.89 $26.22 $54,540 4.5 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 30 0.00% $27.18 $30.19 $62,790 9.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (7) (7) $25.03 $23.58 $49,040 7.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 27,940 0.88% $16.48 $18.38 $38,230 1.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 0.00% $18.78 $22.78 $47,390 7.0 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 1,040 0.03% $24.39 $25.33 $52,680 4.2 %
27-2011 Actors 26,680 0.84% (4) (4) $51,130 6.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 38,840 1.22% (4) (4) $71,800 8.3 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 560 0.02% (4) (4) $58,490 7.0 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 1,510 0.05% (4) (4) $76,840 8.5 %
27-3010 Announcers 39,000 1.22% $10.22 $14.35 $29,840 1.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 59,580 1.87% $15.19 $19.37 $40,300 1.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 11,770 0.37% $21.78 $24.39 $50,730 3.0 %
27-3041 Editors 75,070 2.35% $20.43 $23.12 $48,090 1.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 7,720 0.24% $25.79 $26.69 $55,510 2.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 18,940 0.59% $18.34 $21.69 $45,110 3.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 1,930 0.06% $18.17 $19.59 $40,740 5.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 15,130 0.47% $15.22 $18.10 $37,660 2.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 26,640 0.83% $13.02 $15.91 $33,090 1.8 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 560 0.02% $14.99 $16.63 $34,600 5.4 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 7,820 0.25% $19.13 $23.94 $49,790 3.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 11,050 0.35% $14.98 $16.72 $34,780 1.1 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 17,960 0.56% $18.53 $20.67 $42,990 8.8 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 13,380 0.42% $20.30 $23.58 $49,040 3.5 %
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 1,350 0.04% $19.05 $20.42 $42,470 9.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (7) (7) $46.93 $44.83 $93,240 5.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 100 0.00% $22.59 $24.17 $50,280 6.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (7) (7) $22.70 $22.67 $47,160 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (7) (7) $13.18 $12.77 $26,550 14.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 280 0.01% $29.37 $28.49 $59,250 3.2 %
Healthcare Support 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 190 0.01% $12.39 $13.92 $28,960 5.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 190 0.01% $12.37 $13.90 $28,910 8.2 %
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 6,320 0.20% $13.05 $14.40 $29,940 4.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 580 0.02% $18.10 $22.22 $46,220 6.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 5,150 0.16% $12.21 $12.80 $26,620 5.4 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 42,170 1.32% $6.75 $7.15 $14,880 0.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 0.00% $17.25 $18.54 $38,560 5.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,580 0.08% $9.71 $10.86 $22,590 1.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 60 0.00% $7.66 $7.59 $15,800 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 0.00% $10.25 $14.85 $30,880 7.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 60 0.00% $8.42 $8.55 $17,770 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 0.00% $6.76 $7.21 $15,010 5.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,230 0.04% $6.79 $7.47 $15,540 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 0.00% $7.65 $7.81 $16,250 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,680 0.18% $6.71 $6.96 $14,480 1.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 31,170 0.98% $6.65 $6.78 $14,110 0.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 240 0.01% $6.73 $7.02 $14,610 3.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 190 0.01% $6.62 $6.80 $14,140 5.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 0.00% $6.97 $7.18 $14,940 5.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 120 0.00% $7.29 $7.66 $15,940 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 0.00% $8.05 $8.09 $16,830 6.3 %
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 13,570 0.43% $9.17 $10.31 $21,450 0.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 470 0.01% $16.85 $18.40 $38,280 2.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 0.00% $16.55 $16.95 $35,260 4.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 12,100 0.38% $8.82 $9.79 $20,350 0.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 0.01% $8.48 $10.07 $20,940 6.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 0.01% $12.71 $13.18 $27,410 5.3 %
Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 56,630 1.77% $7.00 $7.74 $16,090 0.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 3,830 0.12% $11.47 $12.86 $26,740 1.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 0.00% $8.21 $8.48 $17,640 3.8 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 8,710 0.27% $7.88 $9.14 $19,020 1.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 42,230 1.32% $6.78 $6.83 $14,210 0.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 640 0.02% $6.54 $6.76 $14,070 2.7 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 130 0.00% $31.35 $29.68 $61,730 5.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 30 0.00% $8.04 $9.36 $19,460 16.2 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants 30 0.00% (4) (4) $42,300 9.7 %
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 400,330 12.54% $17.43 $21.25 $44,210 0.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 14,580 0.46% $18.35 $20.65 $42,950 1.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 23,560 0.74% $29.44 $32.62 $67,850 1.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 26,100 0.82% $7.08 $7.59 $15,790 0.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 3,720 0.12% $7.07 $8.65 $18,000 4.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 40 0.00% $14.57 $12.88 $26,780 15.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 29,910 0.94% $11.46 $13.14 $27,330 2.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 85,400 2.68% $17.46 $21.99 $45,730 1.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 320 0.01% $17.19 $17.90 $37,230 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 26,200 0.82% $26.53 $32.02 $66,600 4.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,260 1.54% $19.87 $23.21 $48,280 1.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 640 0.02% $12.08 $16.50 $34,330 5.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 180 0.01% $25.92 $26.68 $55,490 2.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 7,190 0.23% $38.23 $38.67 $80,430 2.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 48,950 1.53% $11.45 $13.28 $27,630 2.0 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 4,460 0.14% $8.59 $11.26 $23,410 3.7 %
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 774,750 24.27% $14.25 $15.47 $32,180 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,970 1.72% $22.61 $23.39 $48,660 0.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 11,690 0.37% $11.27 $12.04 $25,050 2.5 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 30,840 0.97% $15.89 $15.41 $32,040 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 21,400 0.67% $15.19 $15.90 $33,070 1.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 12,600 0.39% $13.73 $14.33 $29,810 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 44,360 1.39% $14.49 $15.36 $31,940 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,580 0.11% $16.30 $17.23 $35,830 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,270 0.04% $15.28 $15.03 $31,260 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,000 0.03% $11.70 $11.84 $24,620 3.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 1,130 0.04% $17.27 $17.28 $35,950 3.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 4,170 0.13% $14.08 $14.59 $30,340 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 202,940 6.36% $14.33 $15.94 $33,160 1.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 6,460 0.20% $12.27 $13.62 $28,320 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,270 0.04% $10.82 $12.82 $26,660 9.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 6,740 0.21% $8.86 $9.54 $19,850 2.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 18,310 0.57% $13.78 $14.75 $30,680 1.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,920 0.12% $16.36 $16.85 $35,040 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,170 0.51% $10.63 $11.13 $23,150 0.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 30 0.00% $11.36 $12.61 $26,230 3.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 3,500 0.11% $9.91 $10.45 $21,740 1.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (7) (7) $14.18 $14.14 $29,400 4.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 9,850 0.31% $15.96 $15.88 $33,040 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 24,070 0.75% $18.88 $18.55 $38,590 0.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 14,130 0.44% $12.11 $12.98 $27,010 0.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8,530 0.27% $13.42 $15.08 $31,370 4.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 870 0.03% $13.38 $15.60 $32,440 5.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 45,890 1.44% $17.62 $18.27 $38,000 0.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 450 0.01% $20.23 $20.40 $42,430 1.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (7) (7) $9.48 $9.87 $20,520 6.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 24,090 0.75% $14.01 $14.48 $30,120 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 16,860 0.53% $15.48 $15.85 $32,970 1.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 31,930 1.00% $10.10 $10.87 $22,620 1.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 5,100 0.16% $10.92 $11.74 $24,420 1.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 14,810 0.46% $13.89 $15.06 $31,330 1.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,220 0.04% $12.63 $13.28 $27,620 2.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 17,800 0.56% $10.11 $10.81 $22,490 1.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 78,880 2.47% $12.55 $13.30 $27,660 0.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 7,960 0.25% $10.97 $11.86 $24,660 1.5 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 6,280 0.20% $11.95 $12.82 $26,660 1.2 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 1,040 0.03% $19.31 $17.75 $36,920 2.9 %
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 4,130 0.13% $18.06 $20.14 $41,880 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 520 0.02% $24.34 $25.73 $53,520 2.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 380 0.01% $24.85 $28.70 $59,690 10.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 290 0.01% $14.99 $14.53 $30,220 5.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,220 0.04% $14.09 $14.91 $31,020 2.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 890 0.03% $24.10 $23.74 $49,380 1.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 0.00% $23.86 $21.80 $45,340 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 0.00% $20.13 $20.76 $43,170 4.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 120 0.00% $22.22 $21.83 $45,400 2.9 %
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 310,190 9.72% $23.36 $22.49 $46,780 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 24,830 0.78% $28.90 $29.31 $60,970 0.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 4,240 0.13% $18.15 $18.07 $37,590 2.1 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 1,150 0.04% $19.42 $19.16 $39,860 5.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 145,430 4.56% $24.06 $23.33 $48,520 0.5 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 100 0.00% $15.86 $16.85 $35,060 9.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 5,320 0.17% $18.51 $18.96 $39,430 1.7 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 340 0.01% $10.73 $13.94 $28,990 8.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 3,950 0.12% $14.44 $14.86 $30,910 2.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 0.00% $28.19 $27.16 $56,480 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,550 0.05% $24.82 $24.09 $50,100 2.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 0.01% $20.63 $20.50 $42,640 2.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 360 0.01% $23.42 $21.91 $45,580 4.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) (7) $14.08 $16.88 $35,100 6.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 810 0.03% $25.19 $23.71 $49,320 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 12,180 0.38% $17.36 $18.18 $37,810 1.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 550 0.02% $17.77 $20.30 $42,220 7.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 8,980 0.28% $23.78 $22.41 $46,610 0.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 93,570 2.93% $22.35 $21.12 $43,930 0.7 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 380 0.01% $19.31 $20.87 $43,400 6.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 380 0.01% $20.88 $19.28 $40,110 3.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 2,600 0.08% $12.15 $13.13 $27,320 4.6 %
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 95,700 3.00% $13.70 $15.23 $31,680 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 9,540 0.30% $22.71 $24.01 $49,940 1.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 270 0.01% $14.98 $15.75 $32,760 7.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,590 0.11% $11.29 $12.77 $26,560 9.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 0.00% $12.24 $12.89 $26,810 5.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 590 0.02% $23.68 $23.09 $48,020 1.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 5,840 0.18% $11.07 $12.18 $25,330 2.1 %
51-5012 Bookbinders 770 0.02% $14.86 $14.91 $31,000 5.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers 9,220 0.29% $15.18 $16.36 $34,040 2.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 19,450 0.61% $13.88 $14.79 $30,750 1.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 19,680 0.62% $15.95 $16.27 $33,830 1.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (7) (7) $10.21 $10.15 $21,110 3.8 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (7) (7) $24.20 $24.11 $50,150 2.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 240 0.01% $28.81 $28.45 $59,180 1.3 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 120 0.00% $10.83 $10.70 $22,250 5.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 0.01% $13.85 $14.10 $29,320 1.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,790 0.09% $14.53 $16.77 $34,890 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 3,690 0.12% $9.69 $10.72 $22,300 2.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 2,510 0.08% $10.56 $12.64 $26,300 4.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (7) (7) $14.07 $15.47 $32,180 5.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 0.00% $13.10 $12.65 $26,300 4.8 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 110 0.00% $18.59 $17.56 $36,520 5.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,280 0.07% $12.33 $14.15 $29,420 4.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 8,490 0.27% $8.69 $9.55 $19,860 2.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 94,450 2.96% $9.78 $11.69 $24,310 1.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,020 0.09% $17.11 $18.34 $38,140 2.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 3,270 0.10% $21.04 $22.09 $45,940 3.5 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 70 0.00% (4) (4) $92,590 9.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 180 0.01% (4) (4) $70,520 7.4 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 60 0.00% $27.98 $27.33 $56,850 3.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (7) (7) $10.96 $12.42 $25,830 19.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 9,610 0.30% $9.16 $10.98 $22,850 4.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,360 0.07% $23.43 $21.23 $44,160 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 15,820 0.50% $10.56 $12.36 $25,710 3.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 320 0.01% $7.25 $8.94 $18,600 4.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 130 0.00% $7.66 $8.80 $18,300 12.5 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 280 0.01% $12.83 $14.94 $31,070 12.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 930 0.03% $10.49 $12.42 $25,830 6.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,920 0.09% $12.94 $13.60 $28,280 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (7) (7) $8.65 $9.99 $20,780 5.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,540 0.86% $9.30 $10.29 $21,400 2.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 12,540 0.39% $8.94 $9.74 $20,260 1.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 14,120 0.44% $8.05 $9.54 $19,830 2.7 %

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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