Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods

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 NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods.

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

NAICS Industry 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods is part of: Sector 42 - Wholesale Trade.

NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods:

NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods

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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 2,013,340 100.00% $14.28 $18.43 $38,330 0.5 %
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 117,500 5.84% $38.50 $45.93 $95,540 0.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 8,190 0.41% (5) $73.64 $153,180 1.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 49,850 2.48% $39.70 $47.57 $98,940 1.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 2,760 0.14% $31.22 $36.49 $75,900 2.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,650 0.13% $42.99 $47.12 $98,010 2.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 17,590 0.87% $39.34 $44.94 $93,460 1.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 180 0.01% $47.53 $49.77 $103,530 3.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 3,420 0.17% $32.91 $37.62 $78,250 3.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 3,660 0.18% $39.95 $42.44 $88,280 1.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 8,790 0.44% $38.19 $43.41 $90,290 1.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 2,550 0.13% $31.15 $35.43 $73,690 1.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,520 0.08% $35.51 $42.19 $87,750 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 4,970 0.25% $29.93 $33.55 $69,790 1.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 6,500 0.32% $28.99 $32.38 $67,350 2.1 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 420 0.02% $23.88 $27.93 $58,100 7.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 450 0.02% $48.69 $50.39 $104,810 2.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 0.00% $21.90 $22.32 $46,430 6.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 0.01% $42.93 $45.33 $94,280 9.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 510 0.03% $60.11 $63.47 $132,020 5.3 %
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,720 2.97% $22.94 $25.90 $53,880 1.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 5,310 0.26% $21.13 $23.61 $49,100 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 19,650 0.98% $20.98 $24.05 $50,030 1.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,490 0.12% $23.88 $27.44 $57,070 4.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 430 0.02% $25.05 $27.20 $56,580 4.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 570 0.03% $23.26 $25.20 $52,430 3.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 640 0.03% $23.90 $26.07 $54,220 3.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 780 0.04% $23.36 $25.47 $52,970 1.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,390 0.07% $24.24 $25.33 $52,680 2.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,210 0.06% $30.02 $33.78 $70,260 3.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 80 0.00% $20.04 $21.77 $45,280 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 16,290 0.81% $23.93 $27.10 $56,360 1.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 350 0.02% $25.98 $26.80 $55,740 1.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 1,820 0.09% $19.72 $21.87 $45,490 2.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 570 0.03% $30.01 $31.24 $64,970 3.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 0.00% $20.17 $22.11 $45,990 7.3 %
Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 16,960 0.84% $25.89 $27.43 $57,060 1.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 5,080 0.25% $28.24 $29.33 $61,000 1.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,010 0.05% $33.64 $33.43 $69,530 2.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 380 0.02% $33.12 $33.77 $70,250 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 4,610 0.23% $18.27 $20.15 $41,910 1.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,360 0.07% $32.31 $34.50 $71,770 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 860 0.04% $26.75 $28.30 $58,870 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,920 0.10% $25.52 $27.11 $56,380 1.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 770 0.04% $29.48 $31.39 $65,300 2.6 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 210 0.01% $32.46 $33.06 $68,770 4.6 %
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 5,040 0.25% $25.67 $27.86 $57,960 2.6 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 150 0.01% $20.62 $21.74 $45,220 7.0 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers (7) (7) $32.92 $31.53 $65,590 8.8 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers (7) (7) $37.41 $38.32 $79,710 9.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 430 0.02% $29.91 $32.00 $66,560 5.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 30 0.00% $34.02 $37.16 $77,290 6.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 130 0.01% $30.41 $32.00 $66,560 10.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 0.00% $39.41 $37.66 $78,340 7.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 200 0.01% $35.64 $35.75 $74,360 4.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 180 0.01% $29.67 $31.54 $65,610 3.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 450 0.02% $33.01 $32.32 $67,220 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 690 0.03% $26.91 $28.79 $59,880 6.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 270 0.01% $31.47 $34.38 $71,520 9.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (7) (7) $17.92 $18.77 $39,050 4.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 0.00% $20.83 $21.68 $45,100 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 430 0.02% $22.14 $26.83 $55,810 13.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (7) (7) $19.59 $18.48 $38,440 2.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (7) (7) $20.21 $20.08 $41,760 6.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 250 0.01% $17.31 $17.81 $37,040 4.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 150 0.01% $21.60 $22.05 $45,870 3.4 %
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 10,820 0.54% $24.18 $26.88 $55,910 2.6 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 1,320 0.07% $24.45 $26.20 $54,500 4.4 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 320 0.02% $31.27 $32.08 $66,730 3.3 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,060 0.05% $40.89 $41.97 $87,290 2.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 1,440 0.07% $25.52 $28.04 $58,320 2.3 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 30 0.00% $23.60 $27.70 $57,620 7.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 0.00% $29.00 $29.52 $61,410 11.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (7) (7) $60.55 $57.48 $119,550 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 3,190 0.16% $25.75 $28.36 $58,990 2.2 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 990 0.05% $11.89 $13.65 $28,400 5.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 140 0.01% $19.41 $18.93 $39,370 7.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,370 0.07% $20.05 $20.32 $42,270 2.6 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 150 0.01% $22.93 $22.54 $46,890 4.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 0.00% $13.49 $20.06 $41,720 11.8 %
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 (7) (7) $19.44 $20.18 $41,980 5.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators (7) (7) $20.25 $21.19 $44,080 8.1 %
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 680 0.03% $43.91 $50.96 $106,000 4.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 420 0.02% $64.72 $67.99 $141,430 3.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 220 0.01% $23.69 $23.69 $49,280 3.2 %
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 700 0.03% $18.00 $19.07 $39,660 4.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 250 0.01% $19.18 $19.20 $39,930 7.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 140 0.01% $11.18 $11.96 $24,870 8.2 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 60 0.00% $21.82 $19.97 $41,530 5.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (7) (7) $16.45 $19.26 $40,050 12.0 %
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 25,710 1.28% $13.97 $18.46 $38,390 3.1 %
27-1011 Art Directors 170 0.01% $27.94 $32.57 $67,740 6.6 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 100 0.00% $13.13 $14.57 $30,300 6.2 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 120 0.01% $17.86 $19.86 $41,320 9.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 390 0.02% $23.38 $26.73 $55,610 3.4 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 4,200 0.21% $27.30 $31.74 $66,010 3.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 2,370 0.12% $9.61 $10.50 $21,830 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 3,290 0.16% $18.42 $21.20 $44,100 3.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 100 0.00% $19.19 $19.69 $40,960 5.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 11,200 0.56% $10.78 $11.85 $24,650 1.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,220 0.06% $22.14 $30.43 $63,290 15.4 %
27-3041 Editors 620 0.03% $21.48 $27.16 $56,500 11.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 0.01% $22.29 $24.04 $50,010 4.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 170 0.01% $21.62 $25.87 $53,810 8.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 0.00% $17.99 $19.23 $40,000 5.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 11,300 0.56% $16.85 $22.97 $47,780 1.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 100 0.00% $23.94 $23.80 $49,500 5.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 4,150 0.21% $37.72 $36.96 $76,890 1.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 410 0.02% $23.56 $24.64 $51,250 2.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (7) (7) $15.93 $16.25 $33,810 4.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 0.00% $30.93 $33.92 $70,560 12.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 0.00% $13.54 $13.31 $27,690 11.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 5,560 0.28% $11.25 $12.24 $25,450 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 60 0.00% $16.99 $20.38 $42,390 8.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 280 0.01% $13.28 $13.78 $28,670 1.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 200 0.01% $24.45 $25.44 $52,910 3.0 %
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 1,310 0.07% $11.20 $12.62 $26,250 6.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 700 0.03% $12.91 $12.73 $26,470 3.6 %
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 1,430 0.07% $11.59 $12.45 $25,900 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,320 0.07% $11.34 $11.96 $24,890 2.1 %
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 6,390 0.32% $7.68 $8.42 $17,510 2.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) (7) $23.50 $21.86 $45,480 6.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 0.01% $12.61 $13.32 $27,700 4.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 130 0.01% $7.28 $7.77 $16,160 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 70 0.00% $10.77 $11.22 $23,330 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 90 0.00% $8.81 $9.61 $19,980 11.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 310 0.02% $6.80 $7.10 $14,770 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,550 0.13% $8.10 $8.40 $17,460 2.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,040 0.10% $7.13 $7.92 $16,470 6.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (7) (7) $7.79 $7.86 $16,350 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 240 0.01% $6.43 $6.79 $14,130 4.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (7) (7) $6.65 $6.91 $14,380 6.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 140 0.01% $7.31 $7.28 $15,150 3.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 14,410 0.72% $9.87 $10.57 $21,980 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 0.01% $19.20 $19.44 $40,430 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 0.01% $18.43 $19.92 $41,440 5.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10,420 0.52% $9.53 $10.15 $21,110 0.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 290 0.01% $8.42 $8.99 $18,690 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (7) (7) $14.41 $13.99 $29,090 6.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,590 0.08% $8.98 $9.92 $20,640 4.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 1,020 0.05% $11.97 $12.72 $26,460 2.7 %
Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 910 0.05% $8.51 $9.80 $20,390 5.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 700 0.03% $8.10 $8.60 $17,890 4.8 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 70 0.00% $13.71 $14.65 $30,480 9.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 0.00% $11.93 $11.62 $24,160 2.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 30 0.00% $10.11 $11.73 $24,400 11.7 %
Sales and 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 454,490 22.57% $20.39 $24.32 $50,590 0.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 10,200 0.51% $17.69 $20.20 $42,010 1.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 36,160 1.80% $28.83 $35.62 $74,080 1.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 23,980 1.19% $7.88 $8.37 $17,420 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,990 0.10% $9.59 $10.42 $21,670 5.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 1,320 0.07% $10.47 $12.67 $26,360 16.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 24,960 1.24% $10.29 $12.69 $26,400 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 490 0.02% $13.09 $14.69 $30,550 5.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 0.01% $36.03 $42.49 $88,380 10.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 61,950 3.08% $27.31 $30.65 $63,760 1.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 263,670 13.10% $20.91 $25.10 $52,210 1.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 9,730 0.48% $11.51 $13.66 $28,420 3.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 0.00% $33.11 $33.98 $70,680 3.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 820 0.04% $27.38 $29.57 $61,500 11.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 6,010 0.30% $11.90 $13.87 $28,840 3.1 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 1,570 0.08% $16.19 $17.71 $36,840 7.8 %
Office and Administrative 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 455,030 22.60% $12.52 $13.49 $28,050 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 28,570 1.42% $19.94 $22.28 $46,350 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 2,000 0.10% $11.38 $11.67 $24,260 1.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 9,860 0.49% $13.75 $14.53 $30,210 1.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 14,160 0.70% $12.31 $12.80 $26,630 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 49,760 2.47% $13.20 $13.86 $28,820 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,290 0.16% $14.62 $15.00 $31,190 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 3,610 0.18% $13.68 $14.05 $29,230 1.2 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 60 0.00% $11.58 $12.01 $24,980 12.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 530 0.03% $11.63 $13.33 $27,740 6.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 2,310 0.11% $14.11 $15.12 $31,440 1.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 40,390 2.01% $13.57 $14.21 $29,560 0.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,230 0.06% $9.68 $10.45 $21,730 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (7) (7) $8.71 $9.56 $19,890 5.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 23,790 1.18% $12.61 $13.13 $27,310 1.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,460 0.07% $15.52 $15.77 $32,800 1.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 10,840 0.54% $11.00 $11.17 $23,240 1.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 350 0.02% $19.00 $19.33 $40,200 4.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 410 0.02% $10.81 $10.98 $22,840 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,970 0.15% $16.25 $16.64 $34,610 1.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 7,240 0.36% $16.40 $17.12 $35,610 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 55,370 2.75% $11.93 $12.57 $26,150 0.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 86,660 4.30% $10.71 $11.31 $23,510 0.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 4,480 0.22% $12.16 $12.77 $26,570 1.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 18,430 0.92% $16.45 $17.09 $35,540 0.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (7) (7) $11.71 $12.50 $25,990 10.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 19,860 0.99% $11.87 $12.60 $26,200 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 4,460 0.22% $14.55 $15.60 $32,460 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 6,700 0.33% $11.31 $11.76 $24,470 1.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 350 0.02% $12.86 $12.91 $26,850 3.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 180 0.01% $13.19 $12.94 $26,910 8.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 940 0.05% $11.35 $11.87 $24,680 1.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 51,500 2.56% $10.68 $11.34 $23,590 1.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 290 0.01% $12.61 $13.55 $28,190 7.8 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 180 0.01% $15.07 $15.14 $31,490 3.3 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 110 0.01% $13.90 $16.00 $33,280 10.2 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 45,570 2.26% $8.20 $9.22 $19,180 1.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 1,870 0.09% $17.65 $18.58 $38,650 2.4 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors 160 0.01% $10.25 $12.44 $25,880 10.6 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 230 0.01% $15.66 $16.19 $33,670 5.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 14,540 0.72% $8.24 $9.03 $18,790 1.7 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 2,030 0.10% $11.60 $12.23 $25,430 3.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 16,390 0.81% $7.84 $8.32 $17,300 1.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 7,760 0.39% $7.62 $8.21 $17,070 1.3 %
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 2,790 0.14% $16.10 $17.53 $36,460 3.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 0.01% $20.97 $22.76 $47,340 3.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 190 0.01% $11.04 $12.69 $26,390 5.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 60 0.00% $11.85 $12.49 $25,970 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 70 0.00% $13.12 $13.94 $29,000 11.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 0.01% $19.01 $19.59 $40,750 2.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 0.01% $13.64 $14.11 $29,360 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 440 0.02% $21.29 $22.25 $46,280 9.5 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (7) (7) $9.46 $9.76 $20,300 2.5 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 280 0.01% $19.68 $19.59 $40,750 3.7 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers (7) (7) $12.72 $12.51 $26,020 3.1 %
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 42,580 2.11% $15.58 $16.27 $33,840 0.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,580 0.18% $22.45 $23.70 $49,300 1.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 640 0.03% $16.10 $17.41 $36,210 4.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 340 0.02% $13.68 $13.02 $27,080 7.2 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 60 0.00% $14.82 $14.47 $30,090 7.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 220 0.01% $14.84 $16.33 $33,960 3.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 160 0.01% $18.80 $19.20 $39,930 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,780 0.09% $13.22 $13.82 $28,740 1.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 5,790 0.29% $16.75 $16.91 $35,180 0.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 880 0.04% $13.85 $14.03 $29,180 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 550 0.03% $15.52 $16.37 $34,050 3.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 270 0.01% $10.88 $11.60 $24,130 3.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 450 0.02% $9.80 $10.38 $21,600 3.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 260 0.01% $15.41 $15.24 $31,690 5.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1,920 0.10% $16.06 $17.34 $36,060 2.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) (7) $10.38 $12.41 $25,810 14.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,450 0.07% $20.16 $20.27 $42,170 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 16,930 0.84% $14.72 $15.12 $31,440 0.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,040 0.05% $16.48 $16.78 $34,900 3.6 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 320 0.02% $21.74 $21.52 $44,750 2.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 3,180 0.16% $14.20 $14.48 $30,110 1.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 650 0.03% $11.05 $11.84 $24,630 2.8 %
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 125,730 6.24% $11.30 $13.03 $27,100 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 11,420 0.57% $20.88 $22.45 $46,700 1.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 21,420 1.06% $10.53 $11.28 $23,460 1.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 3,500 0.17% $13.67 $13.72 $28,530 4.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 3,840 0.19% $11.73 $12.33 $25,640 4.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 5,710 0.28% $9.43 $10.06 $20,920 3.1 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 650 0.03% $9.62 $9.92 $20,640 3.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 1,700 0.08% $9.86 $10.56 $21,960 3.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 600 0.03% $11.82 $11.51 $23,940 10.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (7) (7) $16.21 $19.34 $40,230 16.0 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 0.00% $12.40 $15.08 $31,360 11.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 0.00% $10.76 $10.68 $22,210 3.9 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 0.00% $8.64 $9.88 $20,550 7.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 390 0.02% $11.36 $11.77 $24,480 4.6 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) (7) $9.16 $10.54 $21,920 19.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,000 0.05% $14.75 $15.72 $32,700 4.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 0.01% $11.39 $11.81 $24,570 6.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) (7) $15.16 $16.51 $34,330 7.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 770 0.04% $12.66 $12.96 $26,960 4.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 290 0.01% $11.34 $11.00 $22,870 3.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers 730 0.04% $15.66 $15.66 $32,570 4.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 430 0.02% $9.10 $10.97 $22,820 7.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 2,220 0.11% $12.00 $12.88 $26,790 3.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (7) (7) $10.49 $10.39 $21,610 4.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (7) (7) $7.76 $8.30 $17,260 5.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 3,790 0.19% $9.35 $9.76 $20,300 1.7 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers (7) (7) $14.04 $14.12 $29,360 13.2 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand (7) (7) $8.84 $9.31 $19,360 2.5 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 1,030 0.05% $14.12 $13.61 $28,310 6.7 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 0.00% $9.27 $9.87 $20,530 5.1 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) (7) $9.37 $10.58 $22,010 9.3 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) (7) $10.76 $11.16 $23,220 3.4 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 1,100 0.05% $24.79 $21.03 $43,740 10.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (7) (7) $9.21 $10.17 $21,150 19.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (7) (7) $10.87 $12.73 $26,470 11.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 0.00% $9.55 $10.00 $20,790 4.4 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 0.00% $25.61 $27.35 $56,890 13.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 0.00% $22.27 $22.57 $46,940 4.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 540 0.03% $19.83 $19.48 $40,510 4.2 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (7) (7) $22.05 $20.58 $42,810 9.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 2,380 0.12% $21.95 $21.28 $44,270 2.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,340 0.07% $16.94 $17.10 $35,560 3.3 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 670 0.03% $13.95 $14.88 $30,940 4.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 750 0.04% $10.76 $11.39 $23,690 3.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (7) (7) $6.34 $6.70 $13,930 6.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 3,710 0.18% $11.06 $12.26 $25,500 2.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,300 0.06% $10.10 $10.42 $21,680 8.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,360 0.07% $12.47 $12.50 $26,000 4.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) (7) $12.72 $12.67 $26,350 2.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 0.00% $9.45 $12.27 $25,520 17.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 7,970 0.40% $11.63 $12.84 $26,700 2.7 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 360 0.02% $13.28 $14.15 $29,420 5.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 24,620 1.22% $10.80 $11.58 $24,080 1.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 0.01% $12.35 $12.83 $26,690 5.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 0.00% $8.97 $10.66 $22,170 7.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 350 0.02% $10.94 $12.57 $26,140 6.2 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 110 0.01% $13.85 $12.88 $26,790 5.3 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 70 0.00% $19.13 $16.61 $34,550 10.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (7) (7) $9.57 $10.25 $21,320 5.9 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,300 0.06% $15.17 $15.22 $31,660 9.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,000 0.05% $9.60 $10.74 $22,340 5.0 %
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 614,190 30.51% $12.19 $13.34 $27,760 0.4 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 170 0.01% $18.98 $19.41 $40,370 4.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 15,540 0.77% $19.46 $20.14 $41,880 0.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 15,440 0.77% $20.91 $22.11 $45,990 0.8 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 40 0.00% (4) (4) $87,240 6.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 110 0.01% (4) (4) $59,390 13.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 220 0.01% $15.64 $16.53 $34,370 8.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 91,810 4.56% $12.40 $13.95 $29,020 1.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 119,840 5.95% $16.14 $16.68 $34,690 0.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 87,130 4.33% $12.10 $12.73 $26,470 1.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 0.00% $15.30 $14.56 $30,280 8.1 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 70 0.00% $23.57 $22.45 $46,690 5.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 0.00% $7.24 $9.11 $18,940 8.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 2,730 0.14% $8.17 $8.84 $18,380 2.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 7,280 0.36% $11.41 $11.89 $24,730 1.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 550 0.03% $14.19 $14.64 $30,460 4.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 140 0.01% $15.34 $16.24 $33,790 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 50,260 2.50% $13.12 $13.45 $27,970 0.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 2,310 0.11% $9.78 $10.49 $21,810 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 172,780 8.58% $10.08 $10.77 $22,400 0.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,020 0.05% $10.30 $10.70 $22,250 10.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 42,870 2.13% $8.86 $9.44 $19,620 1.1 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 40 0.00% $16.18 $16.68 $34,690 6.8 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 240 0.01% $18.47 $26.12 $54,320 21.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 0.00% $15.18 $14.10 $29,320 3.6 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 650 0.03% $12.46 $12.92 $26,870 4.8 %

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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