Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Auburn-Opelika, AL 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 Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama. 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 Auburn-Opelika, AL 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 43,140 $10.78 $14.32 $29,780 3.9 %
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 1,980 $27.49 $31.46 $65,430 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 $61.58 $60.13 $125,060 8.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 640 $25.77 $31.16 $64,810 6.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $20.07 $21.62 $44,960 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 90 $36.57 $38.05 $79,140 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $30.05 $29.70 $61,780 5.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $28.00 $29.93 $62,260 7.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $57,650 1.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $14.59 $18.46 $38,400 10.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers (7) $30.94 $30.20 $62,820 3.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $13.04 $12.97 $26,970 9.0 %
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 700 $19.01 $20.47 $42,570 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 40 $19.95 $20.86 $43,380 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 $16.27 $17.42 $36,230 15.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (7) $15.45 $17.62 $36,650 8.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $13.13 $15.26 $31,740 6.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $10.81 $12.90 $26,830 8.7 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $19.78 $21.14 $43,970 7.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (7) $32.66 $32.90 $68,430 1.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (7) $30.77 $31.78 $66,100 10.9 %
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 420 $22.78 $22.84 $47,500 3.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $22.70 $24.10 $50,120 5.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $30.01 $29.00 $60,330 1.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $21.17 $20.76 $43,190 3.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (7) $11.74 $12.12 $25,200 2.9 %
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 460 $14.71 $16.05 $33,390 4.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (7) $13.25 $14.51 $30,170 4.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $13.21 $14.65 $30,480 5.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators (7) $12.14 $15.06 $31,320 28.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (7) $11.91 $12.44 $25,880 14.9 %
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 90 $19.85 $28.47 $59,210 10.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 $28.85 $36.00 $74,870 12.6 %
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)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 $8.01 $8.09 $16,820 5.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 110 (4) (4) $38,070 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 510 (4) (4) $36,750 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 360 (4) (4) $38,830 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (7) (4) (4) $45,360 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $38,440 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $40,100 2.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 720 (4) (4) $15,670 7.6 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $12.81 $12.70 $26,420 3.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $14.14 $17.99 $37,420 7.9 %
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 2,230 $18.70 $23.31 $48,490 6.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $40.67 $39.65 $82,470 4.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (7) $22.03 $22.79 $47,410 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $32.49 $31.62 $65,760 3.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $14.08 $14.40 $29,950 13.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (7) $17.53 $18.64 $38,770 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (7) $8.10 $9.03 $18,780 14.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 80 $9.03 $10.05 $20,900 9.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 360 $11.13 $11.43 $23,780 6.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $8.90 $8.95 $18,620 3.3 %
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 740 $8.40 $9.02 $18,760 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (7) $7.96 $7.91 $16,450 3.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 40 $11.25 $10.56 $21,960 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (7) $8.69 $9.32 $19,390 3.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $12.21 $12.07 $25,110 2.3 %
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 820 $11.24 $11.69 $24,320 8.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 130 $13.91 $14.76 $30,700 9.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $15.07 $15.35 $31,930 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 280 $6.30 $7.03 $14,610 9.2 %
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 4,500 $6.70 $7.34 $15,270 2.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $9.62 $10.13 $21,070 6.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 290 $10.28 $10.40 $21,630 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 400 $9.51 $8.54 $17,770 12.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $6.50 $6.87 $14,290 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 310 $8.18 $8.37 $17,410 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $7.21 $7.06 $14,680 6.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 170 $7.18 $7.38 $15,350 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 $6.54 $6.88 $14,310 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 620 $6.34 $6.52 $13,560 6.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (7) $6.41 $6.28 $13,060 5.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,160 $6.22 $6.76 $14,050 9.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $7.61 $7.51 $15,630 5.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (7) $7.65 $7.75 $16,130 6.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 150 $6.80 $6.88 $14,320 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $7.34 $7.11 $14,790 2.9 %
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 1,610 $7.59 $8.15 $16,960 2.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $13.30 $14.39 $29,920 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $7.49 $7.68 $15,970 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 290 $6.94 $7.48 $15,560 5.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $6.72 $7.94 $16,520 13.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $7.78 $7.92 $16,460 3.6 %
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 1,160 $6.68 $8.01 $16,660 5.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $10.59 $12.48 $25,950 14.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $6.12 $6.18 $12,850 3.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $8.85 $8.93 $18,580 3.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 240 $6.26 $6.49 $13,510 3.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 110 $11.94 $11.56 $24,040 6.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $11.93 $10.88 $22,630 6.8 %
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 4,430 $7.62 $10.76 $22,380 5.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 440 $10.99 $13.66 $28,420 5.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 $21.96 $23.02 $47,870 8.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,520 $6.73 $6.94 $14,440 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $6.79 $8.20 $17,050 7.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (7) $10.83 $10.93 $22,730 9.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,680 $7.45 $9.55 $19,860 5.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $18.71 $19.07 $39,670 8.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 270 $19.18 $27.52 $57,230 15.0 %
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 6,160 $10.38 $11.31 $23,530 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 480 $14.15 $15.74 $32,740 3.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $8.98 $8.86 $18,420 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 $11.11 $11.63 $24,190 8.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 100 $11.87 $11.64 $24,210 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 320 $10.89 $11.46 $23,840 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 90 $9.44 $9.50 $19,760 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $6.43 $6.58 $13,680 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (7) $9.52 $10.78 $22,410 6.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $13.29 $13.27 $27,600 4.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 $8.04 $8.34 $17,340 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $12.88 $12.80 $26,610 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $9.27 $12.27 $25,530 16.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 100 $19.60 $19.56 $40,680 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $13.37 $14.53 $30,210 5.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $11.76 $11.82 $24,580 4.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 520 $8.52 $9.09 $18,900 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $8.75 $9.64 $20,050 11.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (7) $9.03 $9.47 $19,690 5.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $8.60 $9.47 $19,700 4.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 670 $8.52 $9.06 $18,850 2.7 %
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 40 $9.16 $10.36 $21,550 8.4 %
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 1,990 $11.65 $13.09 $27,230 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $19.32 $21.21 $44,110 5.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 250 $12.63 $12.74 $26,500 2.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $11.27 $12.09 $25,150 6.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 520 $9.07 $9.40 $19,550 2.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 $10.36 $11.96 $24,890 7.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $16.88 $17.15 $35,670 5.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $14.45 $15.38 $31,980 8.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 50 $9.22 $9.19 $19,120 3.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 30 $9.85 $9.91 $20,610 7.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $9.95 $9.89 $20,580 3.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $11.67 $11.59 $24,120 2.9 %
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 1,660 $14.62 $14.99 $31,190 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $20.60 $21.43 $44,570 3.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $15.32 $14.08 $29,280 8.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 300 $13.40 $13.45 $27,980 5.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 40 $15.23 $16.43 $34,180 5.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.57 $9.54 $19,830 4.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (7) $15.72 $15.53 $32,300 9.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 520 $13.92 $13.80 $28,700 5.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $15.42 $16.24 $33,780 6.0 %
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 4,560 $10.77 $13.15 $27,360 10.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 250 $20.54 $21.17 $44,030 7.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $9.95 $9.95 $20,690 4.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $16.30 $16.58 $34,490 3.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $11.53 $12.03 $25,030 3.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $10.49 $10.91 $22,690 7.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $6.68 $7.08 $14,720 5.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $7.65 $7.55 $15,700 2.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $6.41 $6.60 $13,720 7.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $15.03 $15.16 $31,530 5.3 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $10.59 $13.14 $27,330 21.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.21 $10.13 $21,060 5.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 410 $8.69 $8.49 $17,660 2.7 %
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 3,230 $8.95 $10.85 $22,560 7.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $18.85 $17.88 $37,190 7.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $16.96 $17.28 $35,930 5.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 210 $6.04 $6.03 $12,550 4.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 160 $6.17 $6.10 $12,680 4.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (7) $7.91 $8.58 $17,840 10.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 440 $11.70 $13.03 $27,100 9.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 270 $9.73 $11.61 $24,140 8.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 920 $8.42 $9.18 $19,080 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (7) $6.60 $7.01 $14,570 4.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $10.52 $11.48 $23,880 11.0 %

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.

(7) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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