Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Asheville, NC 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 Asheville, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina. 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 Asheville, NC 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 108,130 $12.04 $15.25 $31,730 1.9 %
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 4,960 $28.27 $33.52 $69,730 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 (5) $74.37 $154,700 5.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,770 $30.09 $37.79 $78,600 2.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 $31.26 $32.74 $68,090 3.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 260 $32.12 $37.85 $78,720 4.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $22.31 $23.08 $48,010 4.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 140 $23.98 $25.23 $52,470 2.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $32.74 $36.07 $75,020 6.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 320 $30.80 $34.84 $72,460 2.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 100 $26.37 $27.49 $57,190 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $32.40 $32.25 $67,070 2.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $27.26 $28.44 $59,150 5.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $27.16 $30.16 $62,740 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $26.79 $30.83 $64,120 10.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $16.17 $17.62 $36,650 5.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $57,990 2.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $28.14 $27.61 $57,430 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $38.35 $38.26 $79,580 1.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 230 $19.23 $18.86 $39,220 6.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (7) $20.58 $39.19 $81,520 19.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 100 $14.86 $18.23 $37,910 6.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $38.72 $40.80 $84,860 12.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $19.20 $21.99 $45,740 7.7 %
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 2,550 $19.80 $22.47 $46,740 4.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $16.99 $19.77 $41,120 7.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $19.78 $21.01 $43,710 2.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $20.10 $21.27 $44,240 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $18.97 $19.67 $40,900 4.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $20.66 $22.02 $45,810 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $14.87 $18.09 $37,620 6.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $20.44 $21.34 $44,390 2.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $18.55 $19.90 $41,390 3.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $22.43 $31.38 $65,280 20.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $15.66 $16.86 $35,080 2.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 540 $23.20 $26.64 $55,410 9.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $16.24 $17.34 $36,070 6.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 100 $24.15 $28.04 $58,320 9.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $26.63 $27.98 $58,200 7.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $14.03 $18.31 $38,090 11.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $21.97 $23.39 $48,640 10.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $12.29 $12.76 $26,550 6.9 %
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 1,330 $15.97 $19.71 $40,990 11.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (7) $23.19 $24.90 $51,800 6.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 $33.95 $33.84 $70,390 4.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 170 $31.75 $34.00 $70,720 9.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $26.79 $29.80 $61,990 7.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $24.52 $26.11 $54,310 4.7 %
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 1,490 $21.35 $22.56 $46,930 2.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 $20.76 $22.14 $46,050 4.8 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 40 $21.61 $26.03 $54,150 13.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $16.56 $17.45 $36,290 6.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $25.16 $25.51 $53,050 4.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $30.73 $30.39 $63,200 2.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $25.06 $26.34 $54,790 3.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $27.28 $27.11 $56,400 1.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 170 $28.10 $27.62 $57,460 2.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $16.47 $17.49 $36,380 4.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $21.24 $21.04 $43,770 1.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $16.16 $16.74 $34,820 5.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $21.94 $20.91 $43,490 2.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $19.62 $19.62 $40,810 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 120 $12.95 $13.99 $29,090 5.5 %
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 610 $23.00 $25.26 $52,550 5.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $16.91 $17.48 $36,360 3.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $25.36 $25.63 $53,310 3.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $23.52 $26.23 $54,550 9.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $16.05 $16.28 $33,860 2.2 %
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 1,440 $14.86 $15.60 $32,450 3.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $20.46 $20.08 $41,760 4.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $12.36 $13.69 $28,480 9.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 290 $15.90 $16.36 $34,030 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $17.11 $16.91 $35,160 4.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $16.42 $17.01 $35,370 3.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $15.08 $15.26 $31,730 2.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 390 $12.06 $12.32 $25,630 2.7 %
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 700 $19.44 $31.88 $66,310 21.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 320 $55.75 $53.07 $110,380 6.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 300 $10.83 $12.06 $25,080 9.0 %
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 6,140 $18.05 $18.06 $37,560 4.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $54,090 7.7 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $48,680 13.6 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $48,430 2.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $48,860 5.2 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $61,340 6.9 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $59,920 4.3 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $60,000 2.7 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $54,900 4.9 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $53,900 5.6 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $44,490 3.5 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $48,030 3.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (4) (4) $42,340 8.8 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,810 6.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $49,780 7.1 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $44,890 4.0 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $49,010 6.6 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $44,790 3.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 470 $8.51 $9.59 $19,950 4.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $44,310 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 580 (4) (4) $40,720 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 920 (4) (4) $41,450 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $12.72 $14.99 $31,190 6.3 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 40 $15.10 $15.73 $32,710 3.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $20.18 $20.90 $43,470 3.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $12.14 $12.69 $26,400 3.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $19.00 $19.62 $40,810 8.5 %
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 930 $14.16 $16.00 $33,270 5.9 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (7) $30.30 $28.34 $58,940 9.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 140 $8.91 $10.07 $20,940 11.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $14.23 $16.29 $33,890 6.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $35,980 8.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $10.44 $12.49 $25,970 5.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $15.90 $17.77 $36,950 5.3 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $18.30 $18.66 $38,820 4.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $25.68 $26.92 $55,990 4.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $14.83 $15.27 $31,760 9.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 (7) (7) (7) (7)
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 7,860 $22.18 $29.83 $62,040 9.3 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $83.43 $173,540 8.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $18.47 $18.73 $38,950 3.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $39.26 $38.13 $79,300 2.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 300 $69.95 $77.06 $160,290 7.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General 70 $55.66 $60.75 $126,370 9.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 170 (5) $95.44 $198,520 6.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 230 $33.15 $33.76 $70,230 11.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $25.57 $26.60 $55,330 5.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $26.40 $27.28 $56,750 2.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (7) $29.95 $27.99 $58,210 15.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 160 $24.01 $25.08 $52,160 10.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $17.64 $17.95 $37,330 1.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $11.11 $11.03 $22,950 3.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (7) $8.13 $9.32 $19,380 14.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 660 $15.39 $15.33 $31,880 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 330 $10.33 $11.56 $24,040 6.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $13.19 $14.19 $29,520 4.6 %
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 4,470 $9.81 $10.29 $21,410 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,130 $8.28 $8.64 $17,970 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,840 $9.75 $9.69 $20,150 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $15.88 $15.68 $32,610 4.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.21 $9.55 $19,870 6.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 310 $13.59 $13.88 $28,880 8.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 540 $11.01 $11.06 $23,010 6.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 170 $13.01 $13.13 $27,310 2.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $8.39 $8.65 $17,990 10.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $9.18 $9.39 $19,530 6.2 %
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 2,420 $12.09 $13.05 $27,150 4.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $19.04 $20.89 $43,460 6.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 300 $11.28 $11.60 $24,140 2.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 290 $12.89 $13.19 $27,440 3.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 140 $17.55 $20.01 $41,630 6.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 440 $14.84 $15.08 $31,370 4.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 850 $9.29 $9.93 $20,650 5.0 %
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 10,390 $7.77 $8.65 $17,990 3.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 120 $17.39 $15.91 $33,100 8.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 870 $12.28 $12.56 $26,130 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 450 $7.04 $7.08 $14,730 5.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 300 $9.25 $9.79 $20,360 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 840 $10.07 $9.96 $20,710 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $7.24 $7.49 $15,580 4.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 540 $8.02 $7.99 $16,620 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 330 $12.00 $10.61 $22,070 6.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,820 $6.73 $6.98 $14,520 3.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 340 $7.20 $7.27 $15,130 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,230 $7.78 $9.33 $19,400 8.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 300 $6.78 $6.95 $14,450 5.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 370 $7.51 $7.57 $15,750 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $7.94 $7.95 $16,540 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $7.80 $7.74 $16,100 4.1 %
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 3,990 $8.86 $9.63 $20,040 3.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $12.68 $14.62 $30,400 6.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $14.52 $16.25 $33,800 7.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,540 $9.09 $9.57 $19,900 5.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,490 $7.52 $7.72 $16,060 4.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $15.64 $16.19 $33,680 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 580 $10.68 $11.04 $22,960 4.2 %
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 2,120 $8.42 $9.78 $20,340 3.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $14.99 $16.12 $33,520 4.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $6.60 $7.06 $14,680 7.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $7.26 $7.90 $16,430 3.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $10.16 $11.10 $23,080 10.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $11.66 $12.15 $25,260 14.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 450 $7.86 $8.02 $16,680 3.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 290 $7.13 $7.36 $15,310 4.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 210 $14.84 $14.33 $29,800 8.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $10.21 $10.94 $22,750 3.5 %
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 12,580 $9.06 $12.18 $25,340 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,340 $12.86 $15.18 $31,580 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 330 $24.04 $29.33 $61,000 7.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,900 $7.09 $7.35 $15,290 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $8.87 $10.62 $22,090 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $11.66 $13.04 $27,120 11.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,900 $8.57 $10.15 $21,110 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $11.38 $16.42 $34,160 15.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $13.55 $18.35 $38,170 15.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $31.90 $41.57 $86,470 14.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $12.17 $12.99 $27,010 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 360 $15.52 $17.31 $35,990 4.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,100 $16.65 $20.04 $41,680 5.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $8.84 $11.40 $23,710 14.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $23.39 $22.75 $47,320 4.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 80 $29.67 $31.01 $64,490 2.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 240 $9.90 $10.26 $21,340 5.6 %
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 16,670 $11.53 $12.43 $25,860 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 930 $16.25 $18.83 $39,160 4.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 270 $10.51 $10.44 $21,710 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $11.94 $13.11 $27,260 5.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 460 $11.82 $12.32 $25,620 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,440 $12.83 $13.09 $27,230 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $12.44 $12.79 $26,610 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $14.09 $14.18 $29,480 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $10.66 $11.00 $22,870 1.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,130 $10.52 $11.63 $24,180 3.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 260 $13.39 $13.44 $27,960 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $9.85 $9.59 $19,950 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 280 $8.82 $9.62 $20,010 4.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $12.70 $12.70 $26,420 4.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $10.98 $11.29 $23,470 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $11.26 $11.60 $24,130 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $13.44 $13.82 $28,750 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 740 $9.69 $9.88 $20,540 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 220 $10.37 $10.52 $21,880 2.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $9.35 $9.42 $19,580 3.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $12.49 $12.58 $26,170 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $11.43 $13.57 $28,220 12.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $14.46 $13.83 $28,770 4.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $19.25 $19.06 $39,650 3.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 280 $20.54 $20.04 $41,680 2.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 200 $18.98 $18.26 $37,990 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $15.54 $16.24 $33,780 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 670 $10.62 $10.98 $22,840 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,470 $9.53 $9.86 $20,510 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $11.26 $12.69 $26,390 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,270 $14.32 $14.94 $31,080 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 140 $14.16 $14.32 $29,780 5.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 800 $11.96 $12.22 $25,410 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,200 $11.15 $11.49 $23,900 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $12.37 $13.12 $27,290 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $10.84 $10.91 $22,690 2.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $13.01 $13.11 $27,270 5.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,980 $10.09 $10.35 $21,530 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (7) $10.55 $10.50 $21,830 5.3 %
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 4,610 $12.98 $13.79 $28,670 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 470 $19.54 $19.71 $40,990 2.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 170 $17.75 $16.74 $34,820 6.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 780 $13.42 $13.54 $28,160 2.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $12.25 $12.93 $26,890 6.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 470 $9.99 $10.35 $21,530 2.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (7) $12.38 $12.55 $26,110 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 350 $12.54 $12.95 $26,930 2.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (7) $12.58 $12.52 $26,040 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 390 $15.77 $16.28 $33,860 2.1 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 40 $14.80 $14.71 $30,590 2.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $12.58 $12.23 $25,440 2.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $10.70 $11.17 $23,240 2.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $14.08 $14.66 $30,490 5.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $12.01 $11.96 $24,880 5.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $13.82 $13.60 $28,280 3.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $9.76 $9.80 $20,390 4.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 150 $10.70 $10.79 $22,440 1.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $11.44 $11.29 $23,480 4.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $19.39 $20.47 $42,570 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $10.36 $10.71 $22,280 7.2 %
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 4,030 $14.97 $15.84 $32,940 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $20.81 $21.37 $44,440 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 170 $14.56 $14.41 $29,960 3.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $16.50 $16.38 $34,070 2.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $13.11 $12.96 $26,960 8.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $17.32 $21.06 $43,800 4.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 570 $14.33 $16.07 $33,430 8.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $14.60 $14.57 $30,300 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $16.69 $16.89 $35,120 3.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $12.11 $12.73 $26,470 9.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $11.46 $11.78 $24,510 8.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 270 $15.31 $15.22 $31,660 3.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $15.59 $15.88 $33,020 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,150 $13.52 $13.97 $29,070 3.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $15.72 $15.06 $31,320 6.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights (7) $15.54 $15.67 $32,590 6.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (7) $12.56 $12.82 $26,660 9.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $10.42 $12.57 $26,140 7.3 %
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 10,600 $12.42 $12.82 $26,660 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 680 $18.72 $19.45 $40,460 1.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 700 $13.02 $13.41 $27,900 2.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $13.73 $13.84 $28,800 3.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,730 $11.34 $11.21 $23,320 3.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 250 $9.38 $9.33 $19,410 2.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $11.59 $11.57 $24,060 4.0 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $15.46 $15.19 $31,590 5.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $8.05 $8.80 $18,300 4.9 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $17.70 $17.66 $36,730 5.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $12.65 $12.81 $26,650 2.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.90 $13.32 $27,710 2.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $15.05 $14.64 $30,460 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 540 $15.06 $14.97 $31,130 2.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.69 $14.52 $30,190 2.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 140 $19.24 $18.95 $39,430 1.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $14.17 $14.24 $29,610 3.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $11.72 $12.71 $26,440 6.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $11.45 $12.57 $26,150 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.11 $8.14 $16,930 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $9.00 $9.01 $18,750 5.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 210 $9.53 $9.72 $20,220 1.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (7) $10.75 $14.55 $30,270 8.2 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $7.73 $7.69 $16,000 4.0 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 140 $13.44 $13.28 $27,620 4.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $14.58 $14.00 $29,120 3.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $13.36 $13.86 $28,820 4.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.21 $11.43 $23,780 3.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.17 $11.87 $24,690 7.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 640 $11.33 $12.06 $25,080 2.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $13.79 $14.02 $29,150 3.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $9.73 $9.23 $19,190 8.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 320 $8.67 $9.90 $20,590 3.3 %
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 8,160 $9.84 $11.34 $23,590 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $13.39 $15.34 $31,910 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $17.78 $19.55 $40,660 3.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 70 $8.53 $8.47 $17,630 8.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 430 $10.15 $11.75 $24,450 8.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,150 $14.49 $15.26 $31,730 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 780 $11.04 $15.62 $32,490 14.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $8.89 $8.61 $17,900 3.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $8.47 $9.08 $18,880 5.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $13.84 $16.29 $33,880 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 520 $10.55 $11.40 $23,710 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 $9.08 $9.31 $19,370 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,840 $8.56 $9.77 $20,330 4.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $9.05 $9.28 $19,300 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,660 $7.18 $7.62 $15,840 3.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $10.21 $10.14 $21,090 3.2 %

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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