Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing

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 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing.

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

NAICS Industry 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing is part of: NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing:

NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing

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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 72,640 100.00% $16.51 $18.90 $39,310 1.9 %
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 3,720 5.12% $40.89 $45.54 $94,730 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 270 0.37% (5) $78.05 $162,350 2.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 950 1.31% $45.39 $51.42 $106,960 2.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 0.17% $42.67 $46.37 $96,440 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 250 0.34% $42.93 $46.02 $95,710 3.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 0.10% $34.93 $36.43 $75,780 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 120 0.17% $37.33 $37.45 $77,890 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 0.40% $39.62 $42.41 $88,210 3.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 130 0.18% $32.84 $34.87 $72,520 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 830 1.14% $35.26 $36.40 $75,710 1.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 0.17% $33.01 $34.95 $72,690 2.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 0.08% $30.51 $33.23 $69,120 4.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 380 0.52% $42.84 $44.03 $91,590 2.9 %
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 1,280 1.76% $24.41 $26.13 $54,340 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 0.04% $21.70 $29.27 $60,890 11.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 0.43% $22.04 $23.33 $48,530 2.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 0.06% $23.65 $24.89 $51,760 6.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 0.08% $24.09 $25.49 $53,010 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 0.08% $24.79 $26.41 $54,940 5.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 0.61% $25.56 $27.41 $57,020 1.9 %
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 460 0.63% $25.55 $26.38 $54,860 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 0.10% $25.88 $26.52 $55,160 2.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 0.08% $29.54 $30.57 $63,580 5.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 80 0.11% $19.51 $21.21 $44,110 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 0.11% $29.07 $30.17 $62,750 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 0.10% $25.96 $25.80 $53,670 2.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 0.08% $21.44 $22.32 $46,430 6.8 %
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 3,210 4.42% $27.88 $28.36 $58,990 3.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 150 0.21% $30.23 $31.35 $65,210 3.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 150 0.21% $31.73 $31.54 $65,600 2.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 80 0.11% $34.20 $33.65 $70,000 2.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 0.07% $31.41 $31.06 $64,610 3.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 70 0.10% $25.89 $27.34 $56,860 4.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 690 0.95% $30.48 $30.77 $64,000 3.8 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 370 0.51% $28.65 $30.58 $63,610 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 320 0.44% $28.62 $29.31 $60,970 1.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 0.11% $21.19 $22.52 $46,850 7.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 250 0.34% $20.39 $20.70 $43,060 3.3 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 0.08% $18.12 $18.74 $38,980 5.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 200 0.28% $17.72 $18.79 $39,090 3.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 80 0.11% $19.98 $20.09 $41,780 5.1 %
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 1,120 1.54% $21.93 $25.19 $52,390 6.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 250 0.34% $29.29 $29.89 $62,180 4.8 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 140 0.19% $45.26 $41.34 $85,990 11.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 0.04% $25.35 $27.53 $57,260 5.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 610 0.84% $19.22 $19.53 $40,630 4.7 %
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 90 0.12% $21.46 $23.67 $49,240 7.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 70 0.10% $20.68 $22.34 $46,460 4.7 %
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 180 0.25% $12.03 $12.75 $26,510 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 170 0.23% $11.75 $12.21 $25,390 2.3 %
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 360 0.50% $10.92 $12.46 $25,910 2.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 320 0.44% $10.53 $11.30 $23,490 2.6 %
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 1,800 2.48% $21.63 $23.86 $49,630 11.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 0.26% $26.39 $31.95 $66,460 9.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 260 0.36% $26.23 $28.52 $59,330 4.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,230 1.69% $18.78 $21.38 $44,470 15.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 60 0.08% $35.89 $36.08 $75,050 6.0 %
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 5,830 8.03% $14.96 $15.78 $32,830 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 430 0.59% $21.11 $22.97 $47,780 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 0.06% $11.33 $11.77 $24,490 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 180 0.25% $14.14 $14.89 $30,970 4.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 510 0.70% $15.44 $16.47 $34,260 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 0.17% $14.96 $15.37 $31,970 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 0.07% $13.41 $13.90 $28,910 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 370 0.51% $16.03 $16.25 $33,790 1.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 0.08% $14.43 $16.07 $33,430 4.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 0.21% $15.71 $16.12 $33,520 1.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 80 0.11% $12.14 $12.43 $25,860 2.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 670 0.92% $17.79 $18.41 $38,300 1.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,100 1.51% $13.58 $14.00 $29,120 1.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 420 0.58% $13.80 $13.78 $28,670 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 0.11% $13.78 $14.56 $30,280 3.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 540 0.74% $17.29 $17.43 $36,260 1.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 360 0.50% $13.81 $14.22 $29,590 2.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 0.08% $11.36 $11.21 $23,310 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 480 0.66% $11.63 $12.02 $25,000 2.4 %
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 1,350 1.86% $21.41 $22.30 $46,390 5.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 50 0.07% $25.82 $25.83 $53,730 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 0.25% $19.60 $19.14 $39,820 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 850 1.17% $21.22 $22.21 $46,200 4.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 0.18% $29.42 $26.98 $56,120 6.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) (7) $27.08 $26.18 $54,440 6.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,560 7.65% $18.62 $19.47 $40,500 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 0.58% $26.19 $26.78 $55,710 1.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 0.07% $19.46 $19.06 $39,640 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 40 0.06% $19.59 $20.97 $43,620 8.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 40 0.06% $16.74 $16.92 $35,200 6.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 0.06% $19.07 $18.71 $38,920 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 810 1.12% $19.85 $20.48 $42,600 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,900 3.99% $17.49 $18.08 $37,600 1.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 340 0.47% $17.13 $17.05 $35,460 3.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 520 0.72% $20.45 $22.56 $46,930 6.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 0.15% $12.62 $13.68 $28,450 5.0 %
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 41,840 57.60% $15.33 $16.04 $33,360 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,830 5.27% $22.21 $23.18 $48,210 1.5 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 1,380 1.90% $14.23 $14.24 $29,610 2.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 550 0.76% $10.52 $11.99 $24,940 8.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 0.08% $13.58 $13.41 $27,880 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,490 3.43% $13.69 $14.63 $30,430 10.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 450 0.62% $14.45 $14.33 $29,800 5.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8,030 11.05% $14.16 $14.41 $29,970 1.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 0.55% $13.64 $15.34 $31,910 5.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,470 3.40% $16.34 $16.58 $34,480 2.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,480 2.04% $14.19 $14.07 $29,260 2.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 460 0.63% $14.81 $15.19 $31,590 2.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 560 0.77% $16.77 $17.80 $37,030 8.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 0.47% $17.33 $17.28 $35,940 3.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,010 1.39% $17.00 $16.86 $35,060 2.2 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 2,190 3.01% $15.96 $16.01 $33,310 1.9 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal (7) (7) $14.10 $14.50 $30,150 3.0 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 70 0.10% $16.58 $16.53 $34,390 3.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 990 1.36% $14.26 $15.00 $31,190 3.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 770 1.06% $16.16 $17.20 $35,770 6.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 370 0.51% $20.93 $22.31 $46,400 7.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 500 0.69% $16.91 $17.68 $36,770 3.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 0.34% $18.11 $16.87 $35,090 3.8 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 600 0.83% $14.29 $14.53 $30,220 5.9 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 600 0.83% $15.56 $15.35 $31,930 3.9 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 60 0.08% $15.67 $16.10 $33,480 2.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 0.07% $26.39 $25.58 $53,200 6.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 0.14% $17.71 $16.87 $35,090 4.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 50 0.07% $16.54 $16.48 $34,290 2.6 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 290 0.40% $17.19 $16.86 $35,070 2.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 290 0.40% $14.49 $14.88 $30,950 7.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 0.17% $15.02 $14.90 $31,000 4.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 0.11% $11.51 $13.52 $28,120 7.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 0.28% $15.25 $15.47 $32,170 2.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 0.22% $12.85 $12.85 $26,740 7.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 0.29% $16.34 $17.43 $36,250 7.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 170 0.23% $16.57 $16.36 $34,030 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,130 2.93% $15.53 $16.31 $33,930 3.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 490 0.67% $11.89 $11.97 $24,900 3.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 660 0.91% $14.71 $15.19 $31,600 4.7 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 140 0.19% $14.99 $15.81 $32,890 5.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,870 2.57% $12.46 $12.68 $26,380 2.9 %
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 5,810 8.00% $13.39 $14.19 $29,520 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 0.19% $20.35 $21.71 $45,150 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 0.11% $20.45 $23.88 $49,660 7.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 200 0.28% $17.54 $18.25 $37,960 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 120 0.17% $14.36 $15.20 $31,620 4.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 430 0.59% $16.50 $17.82 $37,070 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,560 2.15% $13.63 $14.18 $29,500 2.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,750 2.41% $12.64 $12.98 $27,000 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 380 0.52% $10.45 $11.14 $23,160 4.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 790 1.09% $11.61 $11.88 $24,710 3.0 %

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.

(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:

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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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