Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Anchorage, AK MSA


For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Anchorage, AK MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alaska. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Anchorage, AK MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 137,730 $16.72 $20.27 $42,150 2.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 10,750 $31.72 $35.75 $74,360 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 590 $57.90 $60.43 $125,700 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,680 $30.66 $35.34 $73,500 2.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 $24.94 $27.19 $56,550 6.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 210 $31.69 $33.92 $70,560 3.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 440 $31.46 $36.86 $76,670 4.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 100 $25.62 $31.27 $65,030 9.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 630 $24.99 $27.16 $56,480 4.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 310 $35.39 $36.60 $76,130 7.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 660 $32.91 $36.88 $76,710 3.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 180 $35.21 $35.72 $74,300 3.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $29.98 $36.44 $75,800 10.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 $27.50 $30.28 $62,980 5.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 200 $30.04 $31.35 $65,220 7.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 400 $37.13 $39.64 $82,450 5.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $17.03 $17.66 $36,720 9.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 270 $48.80 $50.26 $104,540 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 210 $16.37 $17.32 $36,030 3.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $17.44 $16.47 $34,260 8.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 300 $37.05 $41.28 $85,850 3.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 160 $42.44 $44.01 $91,540 2.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 370 $20.38 $22.50 $46,800 11.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 260 $21.13 $24.13 $50,190 6.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5,460 $25.70 $28.23 $58,730 3.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $20.12 $21.31 $44,320 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 300 $24.80 $26.54 $55,190 4.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 130 $23.39 $25.75 $53,560 4.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 460 $22.77 $25.13 $52,260 4.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $23.87 $25.51 $53,070 10.1 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $20.98 $22.72 $47,270 3.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $17.47 $19.57 $40,700 4.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $20.60 $23.02 $47,890 5.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 180 $20.56 $22.68 $47,180 5.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 360 $31.28 $35.73 $74,330 13.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 730 $24.48 $27.01 $56,190 2.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $25.71 $29.98 $62,350 6.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 130 $27.45 $28.28 $58,810 2.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (7) $21.68 $25.42 $52,860 10.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 130 $30.76 $33.14 $68,920 3.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 120 $24.69 $30.85 $64,160 7.3 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 60 $22.42 $35.04 $72,890 17.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $30.93 $33.66 $70,010 4.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $29.59 $29.65 $61,660 1.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $13.88 $14.99 $31,180 5.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 2,140 $27.21 $27.78 $57,790 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 380 $29.09 $29.10 $60,530 1.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $29.31 $29.74 $61,850 3.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $33.49 $33.10 $68,850 3.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 540 $21.33 $21.89 $45,520 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 490 $33.94 $33.92 $70,550 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $31.12 $30.25 $62,920 3.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $25.26 $25.88 $53,820 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (7) $28.68 $27.33 $56,840 3.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 70 $22.29 $23.59 $49,080 2.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,120 $32.45 $33.02 $68,680 3.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 230 $34.97 $34.80 $72,380 4.0 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (7) $30.11 $29.91 $62,220 1.7 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (7) $21.69 $22.33 $46,440 4.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 140 $28.73 $28.36 $58,990 4.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 680 $35.06 $35.30 $73,420 3.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 170 $40.13 $40.02 $83,250 5.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 120 $35.02 $34.46 $71,680 2.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (7) $38.55 $36.41 $75,730 3.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $40.65 $56.53 $117,590 19.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $38.77 $39.30 $81,750 5.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (7) $32.01 $32.11 $66,780 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 280 $36.85 $36.23 $75,360 5.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 210 $19.77 $20.06 $41,720 3.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $23.20 $24.20 $50,330 6.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 180 $26.47 $26.90 $55,940 2.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 210 $26.80 $26.14 $54,380 4.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 110 $22.47 $22.80 $47,420 6.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2,380 $27.22 $29.55 $61,460 3.8 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 240 $27.58 $27.78 $57,780 6.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $22.56 $24.09 $50,110 12.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 260 $28.82 $29.15 $60,640 4.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 290 $41.95 $44.70 $92,990 6.3 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 40 $32.05 $33.44 $69,560 3.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $27.38 $29.24 $60,820 2.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $29.15 $28.86 $60,030 1.7 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 50 $28.81 $29.79 $61,970 5.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 80 $15.52 $16.20 $33,710 3.1 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 320 $23.67 $24.93 $51,850 5.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (7) $19.42 $20.12 $41,840 4.2 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,600 $16.28 $17.18 $35,730 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 220 $18.24 $17.99 $37,410 4.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $21.61 $21.98 $45,720 4.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $17.24 $18.67 $38,830 5.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 150 $15.95 $17.35 $36,080 7.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 440 $14.43 $14.58 $30,320 3.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 110 $14.56 $17.63 $36,680 5.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 230 $20.39 $20.78 $43,220 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 340 $15.06 $15.05 $31,290 3.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 60 $16.25 $17.23 $35,850 5.9 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,530 $27.31 $32.90 $68,430 8.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 630 $42.03 $47.61 $99,040 5.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 470 $19.17 $19.82 $41,230 4.5 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 110 $19.64 $21.01 $43,700 9.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $22.12 $21.46 $44,630 6.5 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $44,530 6.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $16.94 $20.48 $42,600 4.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $10.91 $11.24 $23,380 1.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 60 $13.58 $14.56 $30,290 7.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 260 $16.21 $16.68 $34,700 4.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 340 $20.46 $21.69 $45,110 4.9 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,570 $15.80 $18.03 $37,510 4.5 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (7) $11.14 $11.54 $24,010 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $10.08 $10.51 $21,860 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $17.64 $18.22 $37,900 4.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $21.30 $21.15 $44,000 3.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $14.98 $14.36 $29,880 7.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (4) (4) $39,600 8.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $31,350 3.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $16.08 $16.12 $33,540 3.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 120 $16.37 $18.95 $39,410 3.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $21.49 $24.46 $50,880 3.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $24.35 $22.92 $47,680 4.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $19.57 $20.46 $42,550 6.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 60 $13.81 $13.73 $28,560 2.7 %
27-4021 Photographers (7) $13.65 $14.28 $29,710 3.8 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,230 $27.43 $29.31 $60,970 2.3 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 (5) $89.75 $186,680 12.8 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $84.28 $175,310 11.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $24.99 $26.28 $54,660 4.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $42.20 $41.39 $86,090 1.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 $34.72 $46.55 $96,810 6.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $39.64 $47.95 $99,730 22.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,850 $28.72 $28.35 $58,960 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $27.36 $27.91 $58,060 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 210 $31.10 $30.61 $63,670 3.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $36.19 $35.21 $73,230 5.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $27.34 $26.80 $55,740 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $18.96 $19.17 $39,870 3.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $31.50 $30.46 $63,360 3.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $38.25 $36.24 $75,380 7.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $25.05 $26.40 $54,920 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 150 $14.14 $16.07 $33,430 5.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $15.61 $15.62 $32,490 2.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $15.05 $14.98 $31,160 8.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 250 $18.59 $18.45 $38,370 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $14.68 $15.36 $31,960 3.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $18.89 $18.63 $38,760 11.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 110 $31.02 $33.41 $69,500 5.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,110 $13.02 $13.59 $28,260 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 810 $11.94 $11.70 $24,330 4.5 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 150 $15.64 $15.88 $33,030 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $15.08 $15.36 $31,940 3.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 390 $13.87 $13.69 $28,480 12.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 230 $13.47 $13.68 $28,450 4.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (7) $12.93 $12.62 $26,240 7.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $19.56 $19.72 $41,020 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $8.66 $9.08 $18,890 2.5 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 4,840 $12.49 $15.95 $33,180 9.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 840 $12.98 $15.06 $31,320 2.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 110 $29.41 $30.39 $63,210 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,050 $12.54 $13.35 $27,770 4.8 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11,080 $8.21 $9.27 $19,280 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 230 $13.48 $13.95 $29,020 3.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 400 $13.69 $14.88 $30,950 4.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (7) $7.97 $8.27 $17,210 5.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 160 $13.65 $14.15 $29,420 6.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 730 $11.53 $11.38 $23,680 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $9.69 $10.30 $21,430 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,200 $8.57 $9.41 $19,570 4.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 660 $10.36 $10.58 $22,010 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,750 $7.91 $8.38 $17,430 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,420 $7.92 $8.12 $16,900 2.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,260 $7.26 $7.65 $15,910 1.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (7) $8.27 $9.66 $20,090 7.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 440 $8.05 $8.82 $18,340 5.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 710 $9.08 $9.44 $19,630 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 450 $7.86 $8.26 $17,190 2.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,390 $10.78 $11.42 $23,760 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $14.54 $15.32 $31,860 6.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $16.43 $19.33 $40,210 9.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,500 $10.62 $11.07 $23,020 3.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,020 $10.14 $10.47 $21,790 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $11.93 $12.07 $25,100 4.5 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (7) $22.03 $22.10 $45,970 6.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,330 $10.55 $12.23 $25,440 4.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $15.16 $16.19 $33,680 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $9.18 $9.81 $20,400 5.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $7.29 $7.54 $15,690 3.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $10.17 $10.40 $21,630 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 260 $10.90 $12.29 $25,560 6.1 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 40 $14.98 $14.71 $30,590 4.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 80 $8.20 $8.58 $17,850 2.5 %
39-6012 Concierges 30 $10.79 $11.68 $24,290 5.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (7) $11.89 $11.76 $24,450 3.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 620 $8.82 $9.22 $19,170 2.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 890 $10.61 $11.11 $23,110 6.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 310 $15.82 $15.04 $31,280 6.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 110 $11.24 $11.61 $24,140 8.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 13,110 $12.10 $15.51 $32,260 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,120 $15.79 $17.70 $36,820 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $27.46 $36.39 $75,690 10.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,670 $9.34 $9.61 $19,990 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 890 $9.69 $11.06 $23,010 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 250 $13.59 $14.38 $29,920 2.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,390 $11.55 $13.82 $28,750 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $17.17 $24.44 $50,830 10.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 360 $17.07 $17.53 $36,470 5.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 180 $27.55 $35.15 $73,120 9.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 210 $24.03 $25.22 $52,460 5.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,340 $23.55 $24.36 $50,670 4.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 190 $9.94 $10.32 $21,470 5.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 90 $27.51 $27.22 $56,620 2.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $7.96 $8.53 $17,740 5.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 25,480 $14.99 $15.86 $32,980 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,530 $20.52 $21.85 $45,450 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $11.60 $11.91 $24,770 2.6 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 120 $16.40 $16.73 $34,790 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $15.79 $15.91 $33,100 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 610 $14.53 $14.74 $30,660 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,060 $16.38 $16.74 $34,820 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 280 $16.83 $18.86 $39,220 6.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 140 $17.98 $18.25 $37,950 2.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 590 $13.08 $13.20 $27,450 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,160 $15.16 $15.44 $32,110 2.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 220 $19.34 $19.39 $40,340 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 260 $11.16 $11.95 $24,860 4.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 330 $9.46 $9.78 $20,350 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $15.03 $14.67 $30,510 2.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 270 $15.79 $16.45 $34,210 4.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $14.84 $14.78 $30,730 2.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 220 $14.90 $16.70 $34,730 5.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 $16.97 $17.42 $36,240 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,460 $11.82 $11.96 $24,880 2.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 440 $13.10 $15.02 $31,230 2.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 320 $14.69 $15.73 $32,720 7.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 160 $12.09 $12.70 $26,420 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 360 $15.99 $16.99 $35,340 4.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 130 $19.58 $19.70 $40,980 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 310 $22.33 $22.06 $45,890 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 280 $19.30 $19.00 $39,530 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 260 $18.80 $20.91 $43,490 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 800 $14.11 $15.09 $31,380 4.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,520 $11.35 $12.63 $26,280 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $13.46 $13.79 $28,670 5.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,780 $16.69 $18.14 $37,740 4.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 330 $23.71 $23.12 $48,080 4.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 210 $14.77 $15.11 $31,430 5.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,880 $13.98 $14.19 $29,510 4.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 110 $18.59 $18.74 $38,980 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 180 $13.05 $13.59 $28,260 3.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 110 $14.13 $14.36 $29,860 5.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $15.76 $15.40 $32,030 3.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $13.15 $12.94 $26,920 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,670 $13.61 $14.18 $29,490 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 150 $11.97 $12.47 $25,930 4.2 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (7) $11.08 $15.19 $31,590 23.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7,300 $23.92 $23.81 $49,530 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 670 $32.54 $33.32 $69,300 6.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $27.07 $27.09 $56,340 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,520 $24.16 $23.24 $48,330 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $25.01 $24.07 $50,070 9.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 980 $17.08 $18.88 $39,270 5.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 540 $24.53 $24.79 $51,560 3.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 780 $25.65 $25.35 $52,730 6.7 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $26.25 $25.11 $52,230 6.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 70 $20.45 $20.09 $41,790 9.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 190 $22.67 $21.12 $43,920 3.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 520 $28.96 $27.46 $57,120 4.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 190 $22.30 $23.84 $49,600 17.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $19.15 $18.64 $38,780 8.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (7) $28.55 $27.74 $57,710 3.9 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 30 $17.45 $17.02 $35,400 5.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 40 $16.31 $15.62 $32,490 9.0 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (7) $13.72 $13.93 $28,980 2.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $25.57 $25.02 $52,040 5.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 70 $20.09 $21.86 $45,470 8.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $23.54 $21.87 $45,490 8.6 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 30 $24.67 $23.77 $49,440 10.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,160 $21.99 $22.38 $46,550 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $29.76 $29.93 $62,260 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 350 $29.58 $27.44 $57,080 4.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 440 $28.94 $27.34 $56,860 3.8 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 120 $22.38 $23.60 $49,090 6.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 140 $29.36 $27.77 $57,760 4.6 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 40 $31.45 $31.00 $64,480 3.8 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (7) $13.56 $15.58 $32,400 5.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 $15.08 $15.14 $31,490 2.2 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $17.62 $17.56 $36,530 5.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 870 $22.00 $23.71 $49,320 4.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $19.56 $19.38 $40,310 2.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 760 $20.93 $19.97 $41,540 3.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 $22.57 $22.29 $46,360 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $25.14 $24.23 $50,400 3.6 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 50 $11.92 $14.53 $30,210 9.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 260 $10.64 $11.33 $23,570 4.2 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (7) $14.78 $15.65 $32,550 6.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $28.64 $27.14 $56,460 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $23.72 $23.39 $48,640 8.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 $25.82 $27.44 $57,080 7.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,320 $17.56 $18.76 $39,030 3.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $31.92 $31.61 $65,760 3.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 130 $31.20 $28.96 $60,230 5.9 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (7) $13.80 $13.50 $28,080 11.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $16.89 $17.34 $36,080 4.7 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,050 $14.36 $16.27 $33,850 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 180 $22.95 $24.98 $51,960 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (7) $10.95 $11.70 $24,340 3.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $13.91 $14.12 $29,370 7.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $16.66 $16.33 $33,980 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $20.74 $20.75 $43,170 8.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 190 $22.47 $23.10 $48,040 4.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 50 $12.71 $13.71 $28,510 6.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $19.46 $19.81 $41,210 3.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 270 $9.26 $9.61 $19,990 4.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $9.91 $10.60 $22,060 2.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $11.08 $11.46 $23,850 3.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (7) $11.46 $11.54 $24,000 3.8 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (7) $25.99 $26.50 $55,120 3.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $22.87 $24.04 $50,000 6.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $17.91 $19.27 $40,080 14.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $22.01 $21.47 $44,660 11.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $9.57 $10.11 $21,040 4.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 70 (7) (7) (7) (7)
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (7) $10.94 $11.55 $24,020 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 100 $10.16 $10.50 $21,840 7.0 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10,970 $14.61 $20.95 $43,580 7.7 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 100 $14.58 $15.82 $32,900 6.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $17.57 $19.39 $40,340 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 310 $27.91 $30.20 $62,810 8.9 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 1,020 (4) (4) $138,100 9.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 200 (4) (4) $56,630 13.5 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 70 $17.66 $18.89 $39,280 4.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 690 $11.53 $12.60 $26,200 6.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,000 $19.65 $19.43 $40,410 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,080 $13.45 $14.89 $30,980 4.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $10.01 $10.21 $21,250 1.9 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 50 $15.54 $17.21 $35,800 8.1 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 $32.03 $38.20 $79,460 15.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $9.74 $10.15 $21,110 3.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 160 $15.72 $14.59 $30,340 7.4 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 160 $30.26 $30.29 $63,000 2.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $31.17 $30.60 $63,640 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 $13.16 $13.44 $27,950 3.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 510 $10.00 $10.41 $21,660 2.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,890 $11.95 $12.53 $26,060 2.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 450 $9.45 $11.46 $23,830 5.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $21.97 $21.19 $44,080 6.7 %

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area 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.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(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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Last Modified Date: December 21, 2004

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