Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions 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 424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions 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 424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers is part of: NAICS 424000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers:

NAICS 424300 - Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions 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 149,830 100.00% $13.69 $19.80 $41,190 2.8 %
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 9,980 6.66% $43.63 $52.80 $109,830 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 980 0.65% (5) $74.30 $154,540 6.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,740 2.50% $46.56 $56.29 $117,080 4.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 440 0.29% $36.04 $45.33 $94,280 10.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 470 0.31% $42.00 $51.20 $106,490 7.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,080 0.72% $50.69 $57.54 $119,680 4.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 320 0.21% $35.30 $38.69 $80,480 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 270 0.18% $48.13 $52.15 $108,480 4.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 870 0.58% $41.86 $48.05 $99,950 4.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 210 0.14% $30.72 $34.61 $71,990 5.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 200 0.13% $31.83 $43.88 $91,270 11.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 590 0.39% $36.33 $42.20 $87,770 6.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 540 0.36% $28.19 $31.24 $64,990 2.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 0.03% $37.60 $43.60 $90,680 5.0 %
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 5,500 3.67% $24.53 $28.07 $58,380 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 2,400 1.60% $25.00 $28.47 $59,210 5.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 0.13% $19.41 $26.16 $54,420 14.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 0.09% $21.15 $25.97 $54,020 10.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 0.06% $25.92 $27.16 $56,500 5.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 0.05% $19.85 $21.80 $45,340 9.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 0.08% $28.14 $39.00 $81,120 11.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,600 1.07% $24.52 $27.38 $56,950 3.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 260 0.17% $22.04 $24.41 $50,780 7.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 0.03% $31.57 $32.70 $68,030 9.7 %
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 1,630 1.09% $27.08 $28.54 $59,370 2.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 680 0.45% $29.74 $30.02 $62,440 5.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (7) (7) $18.35 $24.51 $50,980 7.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 420 0.28% $19.27 $21.75 $45,230 5.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 0.04% $31.58 $33.22 $69,100 5.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 0.04% $29.98 $30.53 $63,490 4.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 230 0.15% $27.86 $30.21 $62,840 5.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (7) (7) $34.24 $43.23 $89,920 5.8 %
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 180 0.12% $28.31 $29.19 $60,710 6.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 0.03% $30.44 $28.97 $60,260 3.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (7) (7) $20.87 $22.58 $46,960 2.2 %
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 530 0.35% $24.23 $29.55 $61,460 6.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 480 0.32% $25.00 $30.35 $63,120 6.6 %
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 (7) (7) $34.86 $38.00 $79,030 10.2 %
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 6,770 4.52% $24.69 $27.90 $58,040 3.9 %
27-1011 Art Directors 50 0.03% $34.24 $45.12 $93,850 11.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 180 0.12% $26.11 $29.19 $60,720 3.9 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 4,160 2.78% $27.27 $31.64 $65,800 3.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 820 0.55% $21.81 $24.81 $51,610 4.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 390 0.26% $14.08 $16.03 $33,340 8.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 0.06% $21.97 $28.18 $58,620 6.5 %
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 240 0.16% $13.05 $13.68 $28,440 6.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 220 0.15% $12.98 $13.43 $27,940 7.7 %
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 510 0.34% $9.61 $10.43 $21,700 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 470 0.31% $9.46 $9.94 $20,670 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 32,620 21.77% $19.47 $26.37 $54,850 4.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,100 0.73% $16.55 $18.91 $39,340 8.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 2,510 1.68% $46.02 $53.38 $111,030 6.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,340 0.89% $8.40 $8.69 $18,070 4.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 90 0.06% $9.57 $10.26 $21,330 8.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,300 3.54% $10.33 $12.26 $25,500 5.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 220 0.15% $32.61 $34.42 $71,600 11.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 20,370 13.60% $22.39 $29.21 $60,750 4.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 400 0.27% $10.47 $12.20 $25,380 13.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 200 0.13% $13.92 $14.24 $29,630 3.6 %
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 46,170 30.81% $12.42 $13.53 $28,150 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,000 2.00% $19.22 $22.22 $46,210 4.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 0.11% $11.02 $11.45 $23,810 4.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,090 0.73% $14.91 $15.99 $33,270 5.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,060 0.71% $13.07 $13.44 $27,950 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,230 2.16% $14.51 $15.30 $31,820 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 260 0.17% $15.02 $17.08 $35,530 9.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 270 0.18% $13.66 $14.14 $29,410 6.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 70 0.05% $11.10 $11.94 $24,830 6.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 310 0.21% $14.53 $14.80 $30,790 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,210 2.81% $13.62 $14.08 $29,280 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 0.04% $8.95 $9.72 $20,220 9.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 3,040 2.03% $13.22 $14.07 $29,260 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 0.10% $16.18 $16.03 $33,340 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,120 0.75% $12.19 $12.29 $25,560 1.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 0.03% $17.60 $17.99 $37,410 2.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,590 1.06% $17.48 $17.61 $36,620 4.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 8,980 5.99% $11.23 $11.83 $24,610 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 7,210 4.81% $9.88 $10.26 $21,340 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 400 0.27% $12.08 $12.53 $26,060 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,450 0.97% $17.31 $17.96 $37,370 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,380 0.92% $12.38 $13.02 $27,080 4.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 290 0.19% $14.12 $16.10 $33,490 7.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 620 0.41% $10.61 $11.19 $23,280 6.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 180 0.12% $11.81 $12.63 $26,280 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,800 3.87% $10.76 $11.78 $24,510 4.4 %
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 430 0.29% $16.29 $17.48 $36,360 4.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 50 0.03% $22.47 $25.81 $53,690 9.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 290 0.19% $15.07 $15.33 $31,890 2.7 %
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 19,970 13.33% $10.73 $12.96 $26,950 5.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,780 1.19% $24.68 $24.32 $50,580 6.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,340 2.23% $12.00 $12.01 $24,990 2.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 960 0.64% $10.11 $11.02 $22,920 3.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (7) (7) $7.75 $8.29 $17,240 5.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 3,160 2.11% $9.17 $9.71 $20,190 2.0 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers (7) (7) $13.63 $13.87 $28,850 15.4 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand (7) (7) $8.94 $9.48 $19,710 2.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 1,030 0.69% $14.16 $13.62 $28,330 6.7 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) (7) $9.36 $10.58 $22,010 9.4 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) (7) $10.94 $11.16 $23,210 4.0 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 1,070 0.71% $24.91 $21.30 $44,300 10.5 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (7) (7) $10.14 $10.39 $21,610 10.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,780 1.86% $10.54 $11.71 $24,350 5.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 680 0.45% $9.77 $9.65 $20,080 5.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 70 0.05% $8.40 $8.92 $18,550 5.7 %
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 25,160 16.79% $9.22 $10.58 $22,000 3.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,040 0.69% $19.55 $20.72 $43,100 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 0.11% $22.29 $22.53 $46,860 8.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 80 0.05% $12.93 $13.64 $28,370 8.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer (7) (7) $25.05 $22.68 $47,180 7.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 500 0.33% $10.84 $11.44 $23,800 3.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 0.07% $10.50 $10.75 $22,360 5.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,320 0.88% $11.15 $11.91 $24,760 2.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 15,060 10.05% $9.10 $9.98 $20,770 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 6,180 4.12% $8.37 $8.88 $18,480 2.2 %

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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