Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance

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 52 - Finance and Insurance.

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

Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance:

Sector 52 - Finance and Insurance

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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 5,787,000 100.00% $16.68 $22.49 $46,790 0.5 %
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 494,730 8.55% $41.55 $47.70 $99,220 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 39,800 0.69% (5) $73.14 $152,130 0.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 119,610 2.07% $43.51 $50.56 $105,160 0.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 3,940 0.07% $28.00 $37.47 $77,940 7.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 23,780 0.41% $40.33 $45.71 $95,080 1.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 28,300 0.49% $44.56 $49.62 $103,200 1.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 4,830 0.08% $35.93 $41.21 $85,710 2.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 27,100 0.47% $33.25 $36.78 $76,510 1.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 33,190 0.57% $45.67 $47.90 $99,640 0.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 151,230 2.61% $37.42 $43.57 $90,620 1.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 15,570 0.27% $36.05 $39.29 $81,730 0.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 250 0.00% $29.89 $37.35 $77,690 3.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,070 0.02% $36.04 $38.15 $79,350 1.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 0.00% $35.85 $40.90 $85,080 6.3 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (7) (7) $27.79 $27.52 $57,240 2.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 350 0.01% $46.70 $44.64 $92,850 3.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 450 0.01% $50.99 $50.52 $105,070 2.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 0.00% $28.32 $30.27 $62,960 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 5,650 0.10% $40.53 $49.98 $103,950 2.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 80 0.00% $50.74 $48.84 $101,580 2.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 3,360 0.06% $29.80 $34.73 $72,250 2.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 400 0.01% $28.56 $32.32 $67,220 3.9 %
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 1,137,870 19.66% $23.65 $27.63 $57,460 0.6 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 50 0.00% $31.78 $31.17 $64,840 2.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 220 0.00% $28.78 $31.45 $65,420 4.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 410 0.01% $18.67 $24.49 $50,930 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 5,450 0.09% $23.13 $24.31 $50,570 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 206,080 3.56% $21.25 $22.64 $47,080 0.7 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 9,910 0.17% $21.58 $21.90 $45,550 0.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 20,590 0.36% $23.97 $26.95 $56,050 1.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 2,430 0.04% $25.42 $26.12 $54,330 1.5 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 310 0.01% $25.57 $26.05 $54,180 7.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 8,100 0.14% $22.02 $23.67 $49,240 1.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 13,030 0.23% $22.53 $24.22 $50,370 1.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 26,090 0.45% $22.21 $23.86 $49,630 0.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 46,930 0.81% $27.71 $30.71 $63,870 0.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 990 0.02% $23.36 $24.39 $50,730 1.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 96,120 1.66% $24.25 $26.89 $55,940 1.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 5,340 0.09% $25.36 $25.24 $52,500 2.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 3,310 0.06% $25.24 $26.62 $55,360 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 39,450 0.68% $21.76 $25.45 $52,950 1.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 81,040 1.40% $29.51 $36.70 $76,340 2.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 83,060 1.44% $29.47 $39.22 $81,570 2.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 87,670 1.51% $23.37 $26.12 $54,330 1.1 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 11,110 0.19% $25.35 $27.98 $58,190 1.3 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 21,480 0.37% $16.41 $18.98 $39,470 2.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240,780 4.16% $22.65 $27.14 $56,460 0.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 1,050 0.02% $22.50 $25.99 $54,060 9.4 %
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 286,570 4.95% $29.58 $30.83 $64,120 0.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 210 0.00% $39.77 $42.21 $87,790 4.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 41,620 0.72% $30.65 $31.44 $65,400 0.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 31,370 0.54% $35.07 $36.86 $76,670 1.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 17,980 0.31% $35.62 $36.13 $75,150 0.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 41,850 0.72% $20.30 $21.96 $45,690 0.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 63,360 1.09% $31.30 $31.92 $66,390 0.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 13,330 0.23% $31.52 $32.10 $66,770 0.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 27,000 0.47% $28.02 $29.42 $61,200 0.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 17,810 0.31% $30.23 $31.25 $65,000 1.2 %
15-2011 Actuaries 9,110 0.16% $36.38 $40.09 $83,380 1.2 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 80 0.00% $32.05 $34.63 $72,030 4.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 9,140 0.16% $23.15 $25.87 $53,820 1.3 %
15-2041 Statisticians 1,850 0.03% $26.46 $28.32 $58,910 2.6 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 360 0.01% $18.64 $21.23 $44,150 4.8 %
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 6,130 0.11% $31.03 $32.55 $67,700 1.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 160 0.00% $46.75 $48.32 $100,510 5.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 0.00% $29.36 $29.88 $62,150 4.8 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 460 0.01% $35.97 $37.34 $77,670 1.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 0.00% $38.51 $43.09 $89,620 11.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 500 0.01% $37.57 $38.20 $79,460 2.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 2,270 0.04% $29.47 $30.76 $63,990 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 0.00% $30.36 $30.09 $62,590 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 120 0.00% $33.77 $33.78 $70,270 1.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 180 0.00% $41.07 $40.26 $83,740 6.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 0.00% $21.40 $22.45 $46,690 3.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 0.00% $23.55 $23.70 $49,290 4.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 0.00% $22.97 $22.28 $46,340 8.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 0.00% $16.94 $18.80 $39,110 5.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (7) (7) $19.98 $19.75 $41,080 7.7 %
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 24,220 0.42% $25.44 $28.78 $59,860 1.3 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 100 0.00% $26.33 $26.96 $56,070 3.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 120 0.00% $48.42 $45.02 $93,640 7.9 %
19-3011 Economists 740 0.01% $43.35 $49.86 $103,720 4.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 22,430 0.39% $25.25 $28.22 $58,690 1.3 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 160 0.00% $15.85 $15.83 $32,920 12.4 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 80 0.00% $23.89 $24.76 $51,490 4.7 %
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 3,770 0.07% $18.25 $19.29 $40,120 4.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (7) (7) $28.39 $31.53 $65,580 10.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 0.00% $16.55 $17.01 $35,380 7.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 240 0.00% $16.46 $18.15 $37,760 5.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 790 0.01% $24.06 $23.74 $49,390 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 0.00% $21.77 $21.06 $43,810 5.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 580 0.01% $22.46 $22.76 $47,350 2.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 860 0.01% $10.50 $12.59 $26,190 10.7 %
21-2011 Clergy (7) (7) $13.08 $12.94 $26,920 2.3 %
Legal 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)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 52,530 0.91% $24.70 $32.49 $67,580 1.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 18,880 0.33% $47.95 $53.89 $112,090 1.5 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 270 0.00% $23.34 $24.85 $51,680 3.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 8,690 0.15% $21.27 $22.07 $45,910 0.9 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 560 0.01% $16.73 $16.82 $34,990 2.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 21,210 0.37% $17.56 $19.74 $41,070 2.1 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1,300 0.02% $20.73 $22.12 $46,020 2.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 0.00% $19.04 $18.81 $39,130 5.7 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 80 0.00% $21.81 $25.85 $53,780 8.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 380 0.01% $23.08 $24.72 $51,420 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 0.00% $14.87 $15.67 $32,590 4.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 0.00% $27.41 $27.72 $57,650 7.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 30 0.00% (4) (4) $21,000 2.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 20,070 0.35% $21.90 $24.07 $50,050 2.5 %
27-1011 Art Directors 180 0.00% $32.74 $32.72 $68,050 4.4 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 80 0.00% $23.28 $23.77 $49,440 2.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 100 0.00% $25.82 $28.29 $58,840 10.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 2,360 0.04% $21.96 $22.37 $46,530 1.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 130 0.00% $22.62 $23.58 $49,050 3.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 90 0.00% $12.54 $12.21 $25,400 2.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 150 0.00% $24.20 $23.73 $49,370 1.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 10,890 0.19% $21.82 $23.70 $49,290 1.0 %
27-3041 Editors 610 0.01% $24.99 $26.46 $55,040 2.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,320 0.02% $22.72 $24.30 $50,540 2.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 840 0.01% $22.91 $23.86 $49,620 1.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 70 0.00% $17.88 $18.06 $37,560 2.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 130 0.00% $19.79 $20.81 $43,280 2.5 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (7) (7) $8.77 $9.14 $19,010 3.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 0.00% $12.51 $13.63 $28,350 8.1 %
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 30,660 0.53% $23.61 $25.01 $52,020 1.6 %
29-1020 Dentists 310 0.01% $50.86 $51.08 $106,240 4.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 0.00% $22.33 $22.04 $45,840 4.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 1,100 0.02% $40.54 $40.04 $83,270 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 0.00% $62.75 $60.60 $126,050 7.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General 140 0.00% $68.41 $69.94 $145,480 4.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 18,210 0.31% $24.65 $25.15 $52,310 1.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 0.00% $25.78 $26.29 $54,690 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 0.00% $25.95 $27.81 $57,840 7.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 930 0.02% $20.62 $21.85 $45,450 7.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 670 0.01% $13.04 $14.43 $30,020 5.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 100 0.00% $16.76 $17.96 $37,350 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 250 0.00% $19.71 $20.21 $42,040 3.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 830 0.01% $13.36 $13.44 $27,960 2.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (7) (7) $12.95 $13.13 $27,300 6.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,490 0.03% $18.86 $18.69 $38,880 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,230 0.04% $16.87 $18.08 $37,600 3.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 680 0.01% $26.33 $26.50 $55,120 2.7 %
Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,090 0.05% $12.17 $12.68 $26,380 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 300 0.01% $12.00 $11.97 $24,910 4.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 380 0.01% $10.15 $10.67 $22,190 6.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (7) (7) $16.13 $16.33 $33,970 3.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 400 0.01% $12.17 $12.11 $25,190 3.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 840 0.01% $12.23 $12.41 $25,820 2.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 320 0.01% $13.59 $14.28 $29,690 2.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 130 0.00% $10.06 $10.72 $22,290 4.0 %
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 11,600 0.20% $15.22 $16.52 $34,360 1.6 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (7) (7) $29.09 $26.23 $54,560 13.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 2,830 0.05% $17.65 $19.40 $40,360 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 7,630 0.13% $13.98 $14.29 $29,720 1.4 %
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 1,740 0.03% $9.45 $10.41 $21,660 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 0.00% $22.09 $22.62 $47,040 3.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 90 0.00% $15.95 $17.31 $36,000 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 380 0.01% $10.30 $10.72 $22,300 2.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 110 0.00% $9.92 $10.44 $21,710 3.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 40 0.00% $7.17 $8.51 $17,710 6.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 360 0.01% $8.39 $8.94 $18,600 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 220 0.00% $8.37 $9.13 $18,990 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (7) (7) $6.63 $7.46 $15,520 8.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 0.00% $8.12 $8.53 $17,750 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 0.00% $9.14 $9.84 $20,460 8.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 60 0.00% $7.65 $8.33 $17,320 4.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (7) (7) $9.76 $9.73 $20,240 4.9 %
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 17,880 0.31% $8.91 $9.79 $20,360 0.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 460 0.01% $16.87 $17.96 $37,350 2.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 0.00% $19.00 $19.39 $40,330 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 14,260 0.25% $8.80 $9.42 $19,590 1.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,700 0.03% $8.10 $8.80 $18,300 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,190 0.02% $9.95 $11.63 $24,200 2.9 %
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 1,410 0.02% $10.81 $12.94 $26,910 4.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (7) (7) $7.58 $7.93 $16,490 6.3 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (7) (7) $10.05 $11.10 $23,080 2.3 %
39-6012 Concierges 30 0.00% $9.99 $10.39 $21,610 4.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (7) (7) $9.75 $16.09 $33,460 9.1 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants (7) (7) (4) (4) $49,900 4.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 40 0.00% $10.10 $10.06 $20,920 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 0.00% $8.81 $9.89 $20,570 7.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 0.00% $12.97 $13.97 $29,060 5.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 40 0.00% $12.90 $13.84 $28,790 7.2 %
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 694,080 11.99% $20.62 $29.74 $61,850 1.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 12,820 0.22% $16.85 $21.10 $43,890 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 36,830 0.64% $28.72 $36.79 $76,530 1.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 14,770 0.26% $8.89 $9.42 $19,600 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 880 0.02% $10.68 $11.46 $23,840 5.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 21,680 0.37% $8.49 $9.86 $20,510 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 700 0.01% $18.85 $30.89 $64,240 6.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 279,120 4.82% $19.47 $26.02 $54,130 1.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 223,990 3.87% $30.35 $41.65 $86,630 2.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 1,460 0.03% $17.84 $16.94 $35,230 2.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 690 0.01% $28.08 $34.14 $71,010 4.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 5,490 0.09% $22.09 $27.93 $58,100 14.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 240 0.00% $22.88 $25.29 $52,600 10.1 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 3,060 0.05% $36.57 $47.41 $98,620 7.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 2,490 0.04% $24.99 $36.89 $76,720 14.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 710 0.01% $35.69 $38.83 $80,760 9.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 47,550 0.82% $11.43 $12.08 $25,130 2.0 %
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 2,975,210 51.41% $12.75 $13.95 $29,010 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 237,100 4.10% $19.71 $21.23 $44,150 0.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 14,530 0.25% $11.01 $11.46 $23,830 0.7 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 450 0.01% $13.88 $14.45 $30,060 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 87,450 1.51% $13.27 $13.96 $29,030 1.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 25,400 0.44% $12.89 $13.50 $28,080 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 143,770 2.48% $13.58 $14.35 $29,850 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 5,960 0.10% $14.80 $15.21 $31,640 0.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,860 0.03% $14.48 $15.02 $31,250 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 519,950 8.98% $10.00 $10.13 $21,070 0.3 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 67,170 1.16% $16.74 $17.96 $37,360 1.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 11,250 0.19% $13.43 $13.92 $28,940 1.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 0.00% $14.63 $14.37 $29,890 2.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 36,190 0.63% $13.18 $14.22 $29,580 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 505,310 8.73% $13.34 $14.24 $29,630 0.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 520 0.01% $14.14 $15.15 $31,520 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 30,920 0.53% $10.01 $10.45 $21,740 0.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 3,500 0.06% $13.97 $14.39 $29,930 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 120 0.00% $12.84 $13.78 $28,660 5.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 172,820 2.99% $13.66 $14.47 $30,100 0.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 95,650 1.65% $12.55 $13.07 $27,190 0.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 2,140 0.04% $15.21 $15.72 $32,690 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 11,680 0.20% $15.37 $15.87 $33,020 0.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 47,910 0.83% $10.94 $11.39 $23,690 1.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 0.00% $13.23 $14.03 $29,180 3.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 0.00% $11.80 $10.93 $22,730 6.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 11,000 0.19% $9.45 $9.76 $20,310 0.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,700 0.06% $16.48 $17.19 $35,750 1.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,850 0.03% $11.91 $12.24 $25,450 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,050 0.05% $12.32 $13.74 $28,580 5.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,400 0.02% $22.98 $20.45 $42,540 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 163,670 2.83% $17.43 $18.50 $38,480 0.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 5,170 0.09% $18.78 $19.04 $39,600 1.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 430 0.01% $14.34 $14.67 $30,510 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 129,400 2.24% $12.35 $13.06 $27,160 0.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 21,600 0.37% $13.81 $15.27 $31,750 3.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 43,870 0.76% $11.03 $11.53 $23,980 0.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 10,750 0.19% $13.32 $13.87 $28,840 1.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 920 0.02% $18.18 $19.28 $40,100 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 208,580 3.60% $13.85 $14.49 $30,130 0.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 24,210 0.42% $10.82 $11.21 $23,320 0.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 236,660 4.09% $11.01 $11.53 $23,990 0.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 16,840 0.29% $10.62 $11.31 $23,520 1.0 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 6,170 0.11% $10.53 $11.37 $23,640 1.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 4,350 0.08% $15.62 $16.65 $34,640 1.4 %
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 150 0.00% $8.56 $11.02 $22,910 7.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 60 0.00% $6.88 $7.32 $15,220 4.1 %
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 1,680 0.03% $20.20 $21.29 $44,280 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 130 0.00% $21.87 $22.88 $47,580 3.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 320 0.01% $15.25 $17.26 $35,900 7.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 100 0.00% $12.37 $13.53 $28,140 9.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (7) (7) $17.10 $18.25 $37,960 2.5 %
47-2111 Electricians (7) (7) $24.43 $25.08 $52,160 3.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 0.00% $16.53 $16.65 $34,620 2.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 60 0.00% $11.26 $12.07 $25,100 11.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 430 0.01% $26.99 $28.22 $58,700 3.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 50 0.00% $17.31 $16.94 $35,220 4.2 %
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 13,250 0.23% $15.43 $16.43 $34,170 1.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 800 0.01% $23.49 $25.27 $52,570 1.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 1,550 0.03% $15.60 $16.28 $33,860 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 280 0.00% $21.00 $20.35 $42,330 3.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (7) (7) $24.75 $24.35 $50,640 2.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 510 0.01% $16.22 $16.60 $34,540 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (7) (7) $16.13 $16.03 $33,340 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 0.00% $20.81 $20.54 $42,720 2.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 0.00% $17.40 $17.53 $36,460 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (7) (7) $13.43 $16.07 $33,430 8.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 8,640 0.15% $14.21 $15.16 $31,540 0.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 0.00% $16.25 $17.76 $36,930 7.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 0.00% $22.13 $21.53 $44,770 5.6 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers (7) (7) $8.42 $8.90 $18,510 6.4 %
49-9064 Watch Repairers (7) (7) $16.82 $16.11 $33,510 8.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 0.00% $10.58 $11.22 $23,340 2.6 %
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 3,820 0.07% $14.37 $15.48 $32,190 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 440 0.01% $22.39 $23.44 $48,750 2.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 0.00% $16.47 $16.71 $34,750 6.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (7) (7) $11.72 $13.15 $27,350 9.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 180 0.00% $12.95 $13.33 $27,720 2.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers 560 0.01% $15.39 $16.14 $33,570 2.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 210 0.00% $11.64 $13.78 $28,660 6.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 570 0.01% $15.57 $16.10 $33,490 2.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 140 0.00% $21.15 $20.77 $43,200 2.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 0.00% $13.53 $13.58 $28,250 4.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 0.00% $10.74 $12.86 $26,740 5.5 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 320 0.01% $8.62 $10.81 $22,480 9.1 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 90 0.00% $10.95 $12.04 $25,040 3.9 %
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 5,230 0.09% $13.08 $18.36 $38,180 9.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 0.00% $19.89 $20.51 $42,650 3.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 220 0.00% $19.84 $26.73 $55,590 22.2 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 140 0.00% (4) (4) $88,190 11.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 640 0.01% (4) (4) $94,990 4.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 30 0.00% $8.61 $9.74 $20,270 4.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 180 0.00% $13.43 $13.78 $28,670 7.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 930 0.02% $11.98 $12.23 $25,440 2.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 290 0.01% $7.89 $8.07 $16,790 2.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 0.00% $8.42 $11.64 $24,220 25.8 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 60 0.00% $28.82 $28.98 $60,280 1.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40 0.00% $13.89 $15.38 $32,000 8.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 310 0.01% $10.47 $10.53 $21,910 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 900 0.02% $10.55 $11.22 $23,340 2.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 70 0.00% $9.69 $9.43 $19,610 2.8 %

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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