Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories

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 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories.

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NAICS Industry 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories is part of: NAICS 621000 - Ambulatory Health Care Services.

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NAICS 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories

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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 180,860 100.00% $15.39 $19.89 $41,370 1.6 %
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 9,720 5.37% $36.16 $42.88 $89,200 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 580 0.32% $65.69 $69.06 $143,630 4.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,160 1.19% $40.09 $48.62 $101,120 3.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 0.03% $30.74 $32.24 $67,070 6.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 420 0.23% $33.00 $37.81 $78,650 5.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 330 0.18% $49.23 $56.05 $116,580 5.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers (7) (7) $29.39 $36.03 $74,940 11.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 730 0.40% $28.17 $30.95 $64,380 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 470 0.26% $44.07 $52.38 $108,950 6.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 570 0.32% $41.85 $46.23 $96,150 3.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 290 0.16% $36.23 $38.75 $80,590 4.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 0.06% $42.50 $43.14 $89,730 7.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 3,200 1.77% $30.70 $36.22 $75,330 2.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 210 0.12% $35.06 $43.48 $90,430 7.5 %
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 3,350 1.85% $22.91 $26.09 $54,270 5.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 0.09% $19.34 $20.45 $42,530 2.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 0.09% $24.24 $34.47 $71,690 19.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 300 0.17% $17.18 $20.60 $42,840 14.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 0.05% $23.17 $23.31 $48,470 6.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 170 0.09% $20.54 $21.96 $45,680 3.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 220 0.12% $36.59 $45.61 $94,860 11.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,050 0.58% $22.62 $25.40 $52,830 3.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 0.02% $24.39 $24.95 $51,900 3.2 %
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 2,830 1.56% $24.34 $26.08 $54,240 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 370 0.20% $30.95 $32.79 $68,200 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 410 0.23% $31.49 $32.42 $67,440 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 860 0.48% $17.39 $18.17 $37,780 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 400 0.22% $25.20 $25.61 $53,260 2.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 200 0.11% $25.81 $27.56 $57,320 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 390 0.22% $30.29 $31.14 $64,770 4.5 %
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 130 0.07% $25.93 $28.82 $59,950 3.2 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 50 0.03% $25.25 $26.52 $55,160 3.4 %
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 4,710 2.60% $20.12 $25.39 $52,810 4.6 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 80 0.04% $28.96 $29.45 $61,250 10.0 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 620 0.34% $25.87 $26.52 $55,160 6.7 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,080 0.60% $30.09 $41.46 $86,240 6.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 310 0.17% $23.54 $25.11 $52,230 4.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 1,270 0.70% $13.94 $14.42 $30,000 3.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 100 0.06% $12.38 $13.57 $28,230 5.4 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 100 0.06% $15.82 $23.53 $48,930 12.3 %
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 110 0.06% $20.72 $22.01 $45,780 7.0 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 60 0.03% $19.43 $28.05 $58,350 6.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (7) (7) $17.94 $29.01 $60,350 3.5 %
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 240 0.13% $22.37 $22.72 $47,260 2.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 180 0.10% $22.88 $23.23 $48,310 3.6 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 69,070 38.19% $19.72 $24.14 $50,210 2.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 40 0.02% $41.35 $41.14 $85,580 7.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 200 0.11% $59.40 $68.17 $141,800 13.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) (7) (5) $89.13 $185,400 9.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (7) $59.02 $72.69 $151,190 18.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 280 0.15% $30.83 $29.62 $61,600 7.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,530 0.85% $23.28 $25.26 $52,550 3.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 0.06% $26.56 $29.29 $60,930 10.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 190 0.11% $26.24 $27.01 $56,180 6.0 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 130 0.07% $25.33 $30.30 $63,020 12.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (7) (7) $14.45 $24.81 $51,610 4.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (7) (7) $16.12 $17.15 $35,670 10.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (7) (7) $48.85 $53.05 $110,350 22.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 19,210 10.62% $21.09 $21.62 $44,970 1.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 18,600 10.28% $13.88 $14.52 $30,200 1.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 910 0.50% $19.42 $21.00 $43,690 7.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 3,710 2.05% $24.36 $26.66 $55,450 4.4 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 820 0.45% $26.36 $28.00 $58,250 4.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 14,470 8.00% $21.40 $22.05 $45,850 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 260 0.14% $13.72 $14.56 $30,290 5.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (7) (7) $17.48 $17.12 $35,610 5.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 230 0.13% $16.71 $16.85 $35,050 3.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,570 0.87% $12.36 $13.82 $28,740 3.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 70 0.04% $22.45 $22.42 $46,630 5.7 %
Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 27,170 15.02% $11.81 $12.20 $25,380 0.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 310 0.17% $11.40 $11.24 $23,370 3.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 0.02% $10.79 $10.76 $22,380 5.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 4,190 2.32% $11.30 $11.76 $24,450 1.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 910 0.50% $10.75 $11.13 $23,150 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 2,140 1.18% $15.03 $15.19 $31,590 1.5 %
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 40 0.02% $14.39 $15.33 $31,890 7.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards (7) (7) $14.23 $14.83 $30,840 8.0 %
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 580 0.32% $10.52 $11.50 $23,920 4.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 0.03% $15.83 $15.60 $32,440 6.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 320 0.18% $10.34 $11.43 $23,770 7.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 200 0.11% $9.83 $10.29 $21,400 5.0 %
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 3,470 1.92% $24.10 $26.33 $54,770 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers (7) (7) $20.25 $21.12 $43,920 7.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 420 0.23% $33.65 $34.49 $71,730 3.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 600 0.33% $24.03 $26.08 $54,240 4.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 230 0.13% $19.19 $22.80 $47,420 7.3 %
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 54,040 29.88% $12.18 $12.98 $27,000 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,680 2.03% $19.45 $20.62 $42,890 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 460 0.25% $10.51 $10.99 $22,860 1.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,610 0.89% $13.83 $14.12 $29,370 1.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,000 3.32% $12.80 $13.34 $27,750 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,710 1.50% $13.80 $14.36 $29,860 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 0.13% $14.96 $15.30 $31,830 3.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 0.03% $13.18 $13.40 $27,880 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,310 3.49% $12.77 $13.17 $27,400 1.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 880 0.49% $9.68 $9.77 $20,310 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 500 0.28% $11.40 $12.06 $25,090 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 0.02% $13.52 $14.72 $30,630 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 240 0.13% $14.73 $14.70 $30,580 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 4,220 2.33% $11.27 $11.44 $23,790 1.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 7,250 4.01% $9.94 $10.17 $21,140 1.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 310 0.17% $12.86 $13.17 $27,390 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 0.07% $13.10 $13.91 $28,940 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 650 0.36% $11.03 $11.80 $24,550 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 340 0.19% $11.60 $11.74 $24,420 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 0.06% $10.87 $11.41 $23,720 6.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,960 1.08% $16.43 $17.06 $35,490 1.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 4,330 2.39% $12.65 $13.06 $27,170 1.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,020 1.12% $11.39 $11.98 $24,930 3.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 270 0.15% $14.42 $14.88 $30,960 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,510 1.94% $10.98 $11.36 $23,630 1.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 170 0.09% $12.06 $11.68 $24,280 5.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 0.03% $14.21 $14.09 $29,310 5.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 0.03% $10.46 $10.76 $22,380 2.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,030 2.78% $11.13 $11.59 $24,100 1.3 %
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 670 0.37% $15.95 $16.85 $35,050 5.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (7) (7) $16.22 $17.43 $36,250 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 270 0.15% $14.73 $15.38 $31,980 2.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 290 0.16% $14.93 $16.57 $34,460 12.7 %
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 760 0.42% $16.77 $18.52 $38,530 5.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 60 0.03% $31.52 $29.94 $62,270 7.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 90 0.05% $17.69 $17.47 $36,350 6.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (7) (7) $16.96 $18.50 $38,490 7.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (7) (7) $10.77 $10.77 $22,400 5.3 %
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 3,580 1.98% $10.87 $12.30 $25,580 4.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 0.03% $15.27 $15.80 $32,860 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 0.07% $20.16 $20.93 $43,530 6.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (7) (7) $11.01 $11.86 $24,670 5.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 60 0.03% $17.22 $16.68 $34,680 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,440 1.35% $10.89 $11.25 $23,390 1.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 0.04% $9.54 $10.77 $22,400 10.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 560 0.31% $8.89 $9.64 $20,050 7.3 %

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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