Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers

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 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers.

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

NAICS Industry 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers is part of: NAICS 423000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers:

NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers

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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 119,190 100.00% $15.22 $19.58 $40,730 1.0 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 8,020 6.73% $42.35 $49.32 $102,580 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 710 0.60% (5) $74.11 $154,140 3.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,130 3.47% $44.43 $51.06 $106,210 2.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 0.03% $27.77 $33.45 $69,570 17.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 840 0.70% $44.46 $50.48 $104,990 3.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 300 0.25% $25.75 $29.60 $61,570 10.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 0.13% $38.01 $42.85 $89,130 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 640 0.54% $41.33 $48.11 $100,070 4.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 100 0.08% $23.08 $28.60 $59,490 4.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 0.14% $33.72 $36.25 $75,400 5.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 360 0.30% $29.62 $34.01 $70,740 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 320 0.27% $31.75 $33.46 $69,600 4.0 %
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 3,670 3.08% $24.22 $26.86 $55,870 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,050 0.88% $21.88 $25.67 $53,380 5.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 490 0.41% $21.92 $24.44 $50,830 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 270 0.23% $23.01 $27.28 $56,750 10.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 0.05% $18.11 $22.22 $46,210 6.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 0.03% $26.42 $25.69 $53,440 4.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,260 1.06% $27.15 $28.98 $60,280 5.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 100 0.08% $22.10 $24.02 $49,970 4.5 %
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 650 0.55% $24.53 $26.08 $54,250 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 220 0.18% $25.55 $26.84 $55,830 3.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 0.12% $19.81 $20.81 $43,290 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 0.04% $29.72 $31.57 $65,660 13.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 0.04% $30.51 $30.69 $63,830 8.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 0.10% $23.96 $25.05 $52,110 2.9 %
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 1,280 1.07% $18.78 $21.52 $44,760 4.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 0.05% $28.49 $29.20 $60,740 4.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 0.05% $27.89 $30.06 $62,520 7.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 220 0.18% $17.29 $18.62 $38,720 3.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 0.08% $19.26 $19.18 $39,900 3.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 90 0.08% $22.85 $25.01 $52,030 9.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (7) (7) $11.56 $14.33 $29,810 14.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 0.03% $20.41 $21.32 $44,340 5.2 %
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 50 0.04% $24.73 $31.40 $65,320 13.6 %
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 70 0.06% $18.49 $18.31 $38,090 5.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 0.03% $19.74 $19.19 $39,910 5.7 %
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 40 0.03% $6.45 $7.62 $15,850 16.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 40 0.03% $6.45 $7.53 $15,670 17.6 %
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 390 0.33% $9.52 $10.15 $21,110 2.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 320 0.27% $9.36 $10.19 $21,190 3.3 %
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 21,730 18.23% $22.78 $27.74 $57,710 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,930 1.62% $34.68 $41.64 $86,600 3.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers (7) (7) $11.15 $11.99 $24,940 11.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 80 0.07% $14.20 $15.58 $32,400 8.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 0.12% $16.57 $15.49 $32,230 8.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 500 0.42% $14.49 $18.32 $38,110 8.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,610 1.35% $27.14 $31.49 $65,490 4.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 16,220 13.61% $22.00 $26.51 $55,150 2.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 260 0.22% $32.13 $35.91 $74,700 7.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 100 0.08% $22.04 $22.39 $46,570 6.3 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 80 0.07% $25.23 $27.95 $58,150 14.0 %
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 23,030 19.32% $13.71 $14.75 $30,690 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,410 1.18% $21.22 $22.52 $46,830 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 230 0.19% $11.92 $12.09 $25,150 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 640 0.54% $15.78 $16.08 $33,450 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,040 0.87% $13.38 $13.75 $28,600 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,670 2.24% $14.66 $15.51 $32,260 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 0.09% $15.08 $15.15 $31,520 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 160 0.13% $14.43 $14.95 $31,090 2.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 200 0.17% $16.53 $17.48 $36,350 3.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives (7) (7) $16.18 $17.11 $35,590 5.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 0.08% $11.01 $10.60 $22,040 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,350 1.13% $14.42 $14.85 $30,880 2.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 250 0.21% $20.12 $18.75 $39,000 5.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 880 0.74% $11.60 $11.85 $24,650 1.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 0.07% $17.24 $17.81 $37,040 4.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 680 0.57% $16.80 $17.54 $36,480 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 3,480 2.92% $13.20 $14.04 $29,200 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,320 1.95% $11.69 $12.19 $25,360 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 0.13% $14.65 $14.81 $30,800 4.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 940 0.79% $17.32 $18.07 $37,590 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,240 1.04% $12.86 $13.11 $27,270 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 0.11% $17.56 $18.10 $37,640 5.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 0.13% $12.18 $12.16 $25,300 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,350 2.81% $11.86 $12.20 $25,380 1.7 %
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 610 0.51% $13.52 $14.90 $30,980 3.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 30 0.03% $19.50 $23.29 $48,440 8.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 60 0.05% $10.89 $12.19 $25,360 8.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (7) (7) $12.72 $12.09 $25,150 6.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) (7) $18.63 $18.08 $37,610 8.0 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 110 0.09% $15.72 $17.09 $35,550 12.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 0.05% $11.62 $11.76 $24,470 3.4 %
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 2,450 2.06% $16.76 $17.69 $36,790 1.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 260 0.22% $23.78 $24.99 $51,980 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 30 0.03% $14.81 $14.29 $29,720 9.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 0.08% $15.12 $15.41 $32,050 3.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 0.13% $18.97 $19.44 $40,430 4.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 0.11% $16.62 $17.38 $36,150 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,420 1.19% $16.45 $16.97 $35,300 1.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 0.05% $12.12 $12.57 $26,140 4.0 %
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 26,620 22.33% $13.65 $14.55 $30,260 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,780 2.33% $21.54 $22.37 $46,540 1.4 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (7) (7) $11.79 $11.85 $24,660 5.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 30 0.03% $12.80 $14.82 $30,820 10.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 360 0.30% $12.49 $12.95 $26,930 4.6 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (7) (7) $13.63 $13.93 $28,970 4.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,400 2.85% $13.01 $13.34 $27,760 2.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 180 0.15% $16.78 $16.82 $34,970 3.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 0.13% $11.16 $11.69 $24,310 3.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 0.12% $12.92 $13.30 $27,660 3.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 0.26% $13.26 $13.60 $28,290 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,460 2.90% $12.80 $12.86 $26,750 2.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 0.14% $9.89 $10.54 $21,930 5.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 0.08% $12.92 $13.49 $28,050 3.3 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 0.03% $14.60 $14.37 $29,890 5.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 4,520 3.79% $14.04 $14.55 $30,270 1.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) (7) $9.97 $10.32 $21,470 6.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 0.16% $12.86 $13.23 $27,530 6.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 3,870 3.25% $14.17 $15.00 $31,190 3.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 0.12% $13.78 $13.94 $28,990 4.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 0.11% $13.43 $13.42 $27,910 5.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (7) (7) $9.61 $9.41 $19,570 7.0 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (7) (7) $12.82 $12.57 $26,150 7.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 290 0.24% $13.20 $13.34 $27,750 2.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 920 0.77% $14.24 $15.48 $32,190 4.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,290 1.08% $11.15 $12.00 $24,950 2.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 370 0.31% $9.83 $10.14 $21,100 5.8 %
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 30,500 25.59% $12.48 $13.24 $27,540 0.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,060 0.89% $18.89 $20.00 $41,600 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 660 0.55% $20.67 $22.27 $46,330 2.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 250 0.21% $11.61 $12.54 $26,090 5.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,700 4.78% $14.78 $15.47 $32,180 1.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,220 1.86% $11.87 $12.69 $26,400 3.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 490 0.41% $12.31 $12.63 $26,280 4.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,480 1.24% $13.30 $13.69 $28,480 2.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,820 3.20% $12.02 $12.62 $26,250 1.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (7) (7) $9.81 $10.46 $21,760 9.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 13,420 11.26% $11.26 $11.76 $24,460 1.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 990 0.83% $11.31 $11.80 $24,540 3.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (7) (7) $8.78 $9.30 $19,340 5.2 %

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.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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