Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 424200 - Drugs and Druggists' Sundries 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 424200 - Drugs and Druggists' Sundries 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 424200 - Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers is part of: NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 424200 - Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers:

NAICS 424200 - Drugs and Druggists' Sundries 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 215,460 100.00% $18.71 $23.71 $49,310 1.5 %
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 15,020 6.97% $45.40 $50.91 $105,890 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 810 0.38% (5) $83.36 $173,390 3.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,590 2.13% $47.72 $54.23 $112,790 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 480 0.22% $35.56 $39.50 $82,160 4.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 650 0.30% $52.75 $55.43 $115,300 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,610 1.21% $46.50 $50.34 $104,710 2.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 620 0.29% $37.87 $39.31 $81,760 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 760 0.35% $43.33 $45.79 $95,240 3.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,190 0.55% $43.06 $48.09 $100,030 3.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 530 0.25% $35.80 $41.66 $86,650 4.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 270 0.13% $42.35 $46.29 $96,290 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 540 0.25% $30.80 $33.50 $69,690 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 550 0.26% $30.74 $33.13 $68,900 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 0.04% $52.40 $55.49 $115,420 5.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 0.13% $42.85 $45.12 $93,850 9.7 %
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 8,780 4.08% $25.15 $28.36 $58,990 3.3 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 0.02% $18.02 $18.12 $37,690 4.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,790 0.83% $21.31 $26.17 $54,430 9.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 430 0.20% $23.12 $24.18 $50,290 5.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 0.06% $23.14 $28.12 $58,490 9.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 200 0.09% $27.20 $31.42 $65,350 9.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 170 0.08% $24.81 $27.57 $57,350 5.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 510 0.24% $25.54 $26.42 $54,950 5.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 350 0.16% $33.38 $36.68 $76,290 5.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 0.02% $22.20 $24.05 $50,020 5.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,660 1.23% $24.05 $26.99 $56,150 4.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 90 0.04% $30.21 $30.78 $64,030 4.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 180 0.08% $19.70 $22.48 $46,750 4.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 210 0.10% $31.69 $32.86 $68,340 5.6 %
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 3,690 1.71% $28.22 $29.42 $61,190 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,170 0.54% $30.52 $31.67 $65,860 3.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 270 0.13% $37.16 $36.90 $76,740 4.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 0.05% $37.73 $37.40 $77,800 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 920 0.43% $18.78 $20.59 $42,820 4.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 320 0.15% $32.92 $34.80 $72,390 3.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 150 0.07% $31.79 $31.50 $65,520 3.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 290 0.13% $26.06 $28.14 $58,530 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 230 0.11% $31.01 $31.09 $64,670 5.3 %
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 1,010 0.47% $22.76 $25.83 $53,730 8.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 0.01% $38.50 $37.75 $78,520 7.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 140 0.06% $34.72 $33.38 $69,430 3.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (7) (7) $14.16 $14.16 $29,450 14.9 %
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 3,600 1.67% $30.15 $32.05 $66,660 3.6 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 310 0.14% $31.23 $32.00 $66,550 3.5 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,050 0.49% $40.96 $42.03 $87,430 2.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 520 0.24% $25.47 $27.86 $57,940 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 900 0.42% $31.05 $32.36 $67,300 3.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 430 0.20% $20.13 $20.45 $42,530 5.5 %
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) $20.55 $21.43 $44,570 7.6 %
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 250 0.12% $52.73 $56.19 $116,880 6.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 160 0.07% (5) $75.61 $157,260 3.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 0.03% $25.03 $24.46 $50,880 4.4 %
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 140 0.06% $23.69 $24.09 $50,100 4.0 %
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 1,590 0.74% $21.39 $27.91 $58,060 13.7 %
27-1011 Art Directors 30 0.01% $26.71 $28.31 $58,890 5.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 0.02% $24.62 $26.79 $55,720 9.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 530 0.25% $22.18 $25.70 $53,470 6.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 280 0.13% $13.53 $15.47 $32,180 7.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 490 0.23% $26.06 $39.04 $81,190 26.6 %
27-3041 Editors 40 0.02% $21.04 $21.32 $44,340 7.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 0.02% $24.40 $25.04 $52,080 3.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 0.02% $24.25 $29.02 $60,360 8.8 %
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 10,930 5.07% $16.57 $22.92 $47,670 1.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 0.02% $26.19 $27.01 $56,190 6.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 4,130 1.92% $37.71 $36.96 $76,880 1.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 360 0.17% $23.32 $24.65 $51,270 2.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (7) (7) $15.93 $16.25 $33,810 4.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (7) (7) $11.52 $11.25 $23,400 13.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 5,540 2.57% $11.26 $12.24 $25,460 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 60 0.03% $16.80 $20.27 $42,160 8.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 280 0.13% $13.28 $13.78 $28,670 1.6 %
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 1,260 0.58% $11.38 $12.75 $26,510 6.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 700 0.32% $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 150 0.07% $12.96 $15.23 $31,680 6.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 130 0.06% $12.13 $13.62 $28,330 7.5 %
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 810 0.38% $10.16 $11.33 $23,580 3.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 710 0.33% $10.28 $11.26 $23,420 3.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (7) (7) $7.16 $7.79 $16,210 5.6 %
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 100 0.05% $12.29 $14.08 $29,290 9.1 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 70 0.03% $13.71 $14.65 $30,480 9.9 %
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 79,190 36.75% $25.50 $28.68 $59,640 1.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 400 0.19% $18.35 $21.08 $43,840 5.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 4,610 2.14% $36.69 $39.44 $82,040 2.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 380 0.18% $7.94 $8.91 $18,520 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 900 0.42% $9.96 $11.50 $23,930 6.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 0.03% $13.20 $15.51 $32,270 10.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 42,350 19.66% $27.86 $31.27 $65,050 2.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 23,670 10.99% $22.81 $26.14 $54,380 2.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 1,360 0.63% $13.99 $17.31 $36,000 9.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,480 0.69% $11.82 $14.41 $29,970 8.7 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 120 0.06% $17.71 $18.81 $39,120 7.9 %
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 57,630 26.75% $12.81 $14.18 $29,500 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,640 1.69% $21.90 $28.34 $58,940 15.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 0.12% $12.49 $12.28 $25,530 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,840 0.85% $13.98 $14.76 $30,700 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,210 0.56% $12.62 $13.06 $27,170 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5,510 2.56% $13.55 $14.07 $29,260 2.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 0.14% $15.52 $15.98 $33,240 2.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 420 0.19% $13.75 $14.29 $29,720 2.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 70 0.03% $11.03 $11.75 $24,430 3.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 250 0.12% $13.70 $14.77 $30,720 4.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,870 3.19% $13.13 $13.80 $28,700 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 210 0.10% $8.93 $9.70 $20,170 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 2,360 1.10% $12.44 $12.96 $26,950 2.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 240 0.11% $16.47 $16.71 $34,760 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,320 0.61% $12.25 $12.09 $25,140 2.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 0.05% $10.55 $10.65 $22,140 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 0.08% $14.83 $16.35 $34,010 4.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 730 0.34% $16.04 $16.37 $34,040 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 5,820 2.70% $11.77 $12.35 $25,690 1.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 15,360 7.13% $11.03 $11.66 $24,260 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 380 0.18% $13.05 $13.50 $28,090 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,960 1.37% $18.65 $19.18 $39,890 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,430 0.66% $13.50 $14.12 $29,380 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 670 0.31% $15.08 $16.49 $34,300 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,470 0.68% $11.79 $12.26 $25,500 1.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 0.02% $14.13 $15.09 $31,390 5.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 170 0.08% $11.41 $11.80 $24,540 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,210 1.49% $11.46 $11.80 $24,550 2.2 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 100 0.05% $14.05 $16.19 $33,680 11.0 %
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 (7) (7) $10.63 $11.49 $23,900 3.5 %
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 1,760 0.82% $17.79 $18.80 $39,090 4.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 0.08% $24.10 $24.78 $51,540 7.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 250 0.12% $22.89 $22.20 $46,180 5.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 940 0.44% $14.67 $15.94 $33,150 5.5 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 320 0.15% $21.84 $21.60 $44,940 2.4 %
Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 7,990 3.71% $11.76 $13.89 $28,880 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 760 0.35% $24.13 $25.99 $54,060 3.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,620 0.75% $11.24 $11.32 $23,540 3.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 510 0.24% $9.58 $11.17 $23,240 5.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,180 0.55% $13.08 $14.50 $30,150 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,920 1.36% $10.99 $12.75 $26,520 6.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 21,390 9.93% $10.99 $12.21 $25,390 1.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 820 0.38% $20.45 $21.25 $44,190 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 460 0.21% $21.31 $22.06 $45,880 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,500 0.70% $12.59 $14.19 $29,510 7.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 670 0.31% $15.74 $16.66 $34,660 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 4,430 2.06% $11.69 $12.43 $25,840 3.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 170 0.08% $10.30 $11.16 $23,220 4.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 130 0.06% $11.82 $12.36 $25,710 5.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,540 0.71% $12.98 $13.42 $27,920 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 0.03% $12.63 $12.50 $25,990 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7,380 3.43% $10.32 $10.87 $22,610 2.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,080 1.89% $9.29 $9.72 $20,220 1.8 %

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.

(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

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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