Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC 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 Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Georgia and South 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 Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC 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 198,350 $12.33 $15.82 $32,910 3.3 %
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 9,920 $29.85 $34.59 $71,950 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 510 $50.00 $57.70 $120,010 3.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,280 $27.03 $33.47 $69,620 2.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 $7.79 $9.28 $19,300 9.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $22.19 $25.15 $52,310 4.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 150 $34.58 $37.97 $78,970 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 410 $28.95 $32.15 $66,880 5.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 $36.24 $32.81 $68,240 4.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 380 $21.42 $25.25 $52,520 6.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 340 $37.16 $43.42 $90,320 5.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 510 $31.06 $33.55 $69,780 2.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 270 $28.76 $31.05 $64,590 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 340 $32.12 $33.87 $70,440 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 160 $28.66 $31.57 $65,660 6.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 340 $32.67 $34.91 $72,620 6.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (7) $17.14 $19.58 $40,720 6.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 340 (4) (4) $72,010 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 330 $49.93 $49.01 $101,930 2.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 320 $16.49 $18.20 $37,860 4.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 50 $17.93 $18.05 $37,540 12.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $16.46 $19.47 $40,490 10.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 630 $31.53 $35.50 $73,840 4.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $37.19 $39.60 $82,370 4.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $17.65 $18.66 $38,810 13.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $20.63 $23.44 $48,750 5.4 %
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 5,340 $23.11 $24.57 $51,110 4.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 150 $19.73 $21.01 $43,690 8.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 $23.32 $23.67 $49,220 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 120 $13.18 $15.03 $31,270 15.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $17.24 $20.05 $41,700 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 560 $26.27 $27.04 $56,230 5.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 250 $17.11 $19.24 $40,030 6.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $17.43 $17.52 $36,440 4.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 450 $20.89 $21.57 $44,860 3.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 $26.52 $29.96 $62,310 8.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 710 $19.83 $22.01 $45,790 2.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 150 $18.45 $18.43 $38,340 6.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 $25.59 $25.98 $54,040 1.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $28.72 $34.06 $70,840 18.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 110 $28.55 $28.14 $58,540 7.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 60 $20.30 $19.34 $40,220 5.8 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 40 $13.54 $17.70 $36,820 11.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $20.64 $23.36 $48,590 4.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $20.68 $21.99 $45,730 4.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $11.37 $13.05 $27,140 7.2 %
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 1,940 $26.04 $26.12 $54,320 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 230 $23.37 $23.21 $48,270 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 330 $32.01 $31.47 $65,450 5.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 70 $31.76 $31.69 $65,910 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 330 $17.05 $18.64 $38,780 5.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 350 $28.66 $29.27 $60,880 2.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $29.85 $28.01 $58,260 5.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $25.27 $25.72 $53,500 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $22.31 $23.90 $49,710 4.2 %
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 5,610 $33.15 $32.42 $67,420 3.3 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 40 $37.76 $33.23 $69,120 5.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $12.84 $16.38 $34,070 16.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $34.00 $34.61 $71,980 2.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 550 $37.56 $34.45 $71,660 4.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 130 $34.97 $36.47 $75,860 1.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 130 $30.05 $31.02 $64,520 2.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 490 $31.77 $31.89 $66,330 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 980 $34.68 $34.15 $71,030 3.8 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 480 $41.89 $42.02 $87,410 1.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $16.06 $16.82 $34,980 3.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $18.56 $19.46 $40,480 4.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $16.13 $18.94 $39,400 9.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 360 $22.59 $21.67 $45,070 6.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $21.16 $21.80 $45,340 6.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $14.12 $19.90 $41,380 24.2 %
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 2,040 $19.01 $22.47 $46,740 3.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $20.61 $23.15 $48,150 6.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 100 $22.78 $26.91 $55,970 14.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (7) $27.61 $25.84 $53,740 3.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 130 $19.59 $19.07 $39,660 5.6 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $15.07 $15.76 $32,780 1.5 %
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 2,020 $15.03 $16.38 $34,060 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $23.22 $23.28 $48,430 2.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 30 $26.84 $27.38 $56,940 8.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 190 $9.90 $11.49 $23,890 2.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $15.18 $15.88 $33,040 3.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 180 $18.97 $19.16 $39,850 2.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 100 $17.58 $18.50 $38,490 3.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $15.43 $15.99 $33,270 1.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 360 $10.56 $11.33 $23,580 4.0 %
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 550 $22.43 $29.12 $60,560 8.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $33.39 $42.88 $89,190 9.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $33.06 $32.66 $67,930 9.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $19.55 $20.28 $42,190 4.3 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 90 $11.42 $11.86 $24,660 11.4 %
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 11,810 $17.65 $19.78 $41,150 8.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $73,370 3.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $74,010 7.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $69,140 6.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 410 $8.45 $12.13 $25,240 11.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 350 (4) (4) $42,950 3.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,100 (4) (4) $44,100 4.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,210 (4) (4) $45,100 5.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,080 (4) (4) $41,270 3.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 (4) (4) $40,300 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 330 (4) (4) $41,800 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $37,950 5.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 120 $9.31 $10.42 $21,670 6.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 $12.79 $13.84 $28,780 9.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 220 $22.51 $22.74 $47,290 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $13.39 $13.71 $28,510 1.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 240 $22.46 $22.23 $46,240 3.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,510 (4) (4) $15,160 2.6 %
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 1,580 $13.25 $15.34 $31,920 4.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 90 $21.92 $23.09 $48,030 14.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $6.51 $7.51 $15,610 9.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $14.06 $16.45 $34,210 5.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $8.96 $9.10 $18,940 5.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $30,330 7.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $29,230 6.6 %
27-2032 Choreographers 70 $8.11 $10.12 $21,040 13.5 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $11.44 $13.60 $28,290 10.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 130 $13.50 $14.50 $30,160 5.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $19.89 $20.52 $42,670 5.2 %
27-3041 Editors 130 $15.97 $18.22 $37,900 4.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $19.38 $19.29 $40,130 4.8 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $6.96 $8.79 $18,280 10.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 90 $8.06 $9.33 $19,400 10.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 120 $13.02 $13.92 $28,950 5.1 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 30 $10.98 $13.98 $29,090 11.5 %
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 13,840 $20.70 $24.69 $51,350 4.5 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 $36.35 $39.05 $81,220 8.2 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $66.05 $137,370 10.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 130 $19.18 $19.79 $41,170 2.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 480 $36.17 $33.98 $70,670 2.9 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (7) (5) $79.13 $164,590 9.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $63.17 $60.86 $126,590 11.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General 160 $48.61 $51.38 $106,860 5.4 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (7) (5) $84.87 $176,530 9.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) (5) (5) 7.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 170 $28.09 $28.42 $59,120 5.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,910 $22.93 $23.02 $47,880 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 170 $28.03 $29.33 $61,000 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 290 $27.92 $28.72 $59,750 4.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 100 $17.01 $17.54 $36,470 5.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 150 $25.71 $26.73 $55,590 5.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $44.38 $48.68 $101,260 8.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 350 $21.15 $21.01 $43,710 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 240 $13.64 $14.24 $29,630 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 160 $21.54 $22.81 $47,450 4.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 160 $19.21 $18.84 $39,180 2.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 100 $23.14 $22.47 $46,730 2.8 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 50 $25.51 $26.82 $55,780 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 260 $18.99 $19.22 $39,990 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 420 $11.23 $11.75 $24,440 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 450 $11.93 $12.26 $25,500 3.6 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $19.89 $19.49 $40,550 3.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 160 $16.65 $17.81 $37,050 3.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 100 $12.01 $11.57 $24,060 14.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,020 $14.02 $14.33 $29,810 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 $12.44 $13.42 $27,910 4.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 140 $11.95 $12.81 $26,650 4.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 100 $25.01 $24.82 $51,620 8.1 %
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 6,090 $9.27 $10.04 $20,890 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 470 $8.19 $8.19 $17,030 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,880 $8.24 $8.65 $17,990 3.4 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 70 $18.91 $17.90 $37,230 4.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $19.56 $18.59 $38,660 5.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 520 $11.60 $11.79 $24,530 6.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 630 $11.72 $11.91 $24,770 1.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 100 $10.70 $11.20 $23,290 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 150 $12.99 $13.12 $27,290 2.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 100 $7.09 $7.64 $15,890 6.8 %
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 6,230 $12.87 $13.30 $27,670 4.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $21.21 $21.49 $44,700 2.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $19.30 $20.40 $42,440 4.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,110 $12.74 $13.65 $28,390 3.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $17.69 $19.99 $41,590 4.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,130 $14.96 $15.40 $32,020 1.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 130 $16.08 $16.12 $33,540 4.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,630 $8.50 $10.84 $22,560 11.1 %
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 15,610 $6.77 $7.59 $15,790 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 170 $10.95 $13.19 $27,440 6.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,080 $10.66 $11.42 $23,750 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 2,020 $6.38 $6.39 $13,300 1.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 980 $6.60 $7.51 $15,620 6.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 780 $8.09 $8.32 $17,300 2.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $7.24 $7.20 $14,980 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,500 $6.87 $7.60 $15,800 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders (7) $8.79 $8.97 $18,660 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,840 $6.36 $6.63 $13,780 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $6.47 $6.65 $13,840 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,520 $6.50 $7.18 $14,940 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 670 $6.79 $7.68 $15,980 4.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $6.49 $6.84 $14,240 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 690 $6.79 $7.02 $14,590 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 360 $6.69 $6.84 $14,220 2.3 %
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 7,060 $7.80 $8.56 $17,810 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 410 $13.00 $14.48 $30,120 5.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $14.38 $14.98 $31,150 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,900 $7.50 $7.92 $16,480 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,290 $6.69 $7.06 $14,680 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 210 $11.03 $11.16 $23,200 5.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,020 $8.51 $8.97 $18,660 2.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (7) $11.34 $11.99 $24,950 6.8 %
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 4,680 $7.17 $8.38 $17,430 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $16.30 $16.72 $34,770 5.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 (7) (7) (7) (7)
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 640 $6.38 $6.44 $13,400 2.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 120 $8.91 $9.07 $18,860 5.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 380 $9.14 $10.31 $21,440 11.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,640 $6.84 $6.94 $14,440 3.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 780 $7.16 $7.09 $14,740 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 170 $9.93 $10.96 $22,800 16.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $10.24 $10.92 $22,710 3.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (7) $10.10 $10.64 $22,120 5.2 %
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 20,140 $8.79 $11.66 $24,250 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,030 $13.41 $15.19 $31,590 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 250 $21.85 $24.57 $51,110 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,980 $6.72 $7.07 $14,700 0.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 650 $8.83 $9.86 $20,510 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 380 $13.10 $13.06 $27,160 3.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,970 $8.18 $9.59 $19,950 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 220 $14.70 $16.78 $34,890 5.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $15.39 $20.05 $41,700 8.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 90 $12.68 $12.92 $26,870 2.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,270 $20.17 $22.94 $47,720 4.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 170 $11.76 $11.93 $24,810 5.8 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (7) $53.22 $52.40 $109,000 9.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 190 $14.83 $18.11 $37,660 9.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (7) $19.95 $21.60 $44,930 9.5 %
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 30,260 $11.03 $12.25 $25,480 2.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,090 $15.27 $16.77 $34,890 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 270 $11.11 $12.12 $25,210 4.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 630 $11.38 $12.49 $25,970 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,220 $11.03 $11.66 $24,260 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 280 $11.96 $12.07 $25,100 3.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $14.49 $14.51 $30,180 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 900 $9.79 $9.82 $20,420 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $10.54 $11.61 $24,160 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,090 $11.41 $12.05 $25,060 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 250 $8.73 $9.40 $19,560 4.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $6.67 $6.94 $14,440 4.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 150 $8.96 $8.90 $18,510 4.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $12.20 $11.49 $23,890 5.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $14.25 $13.78 $28,660 2.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 330 $11.86 $12.25 $25,470 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 230 $13.13 $13.51 $28,110 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,580 $9.41 $10.04 $20,880 4.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 80 $13.00 $13.66 $28,410 4.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 200 $10.24 $11.10 $23,090 8.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 190 $8.28 $8.57 $17,830 2.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $11.50 $11.25 $23,390 5.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 240 $12.81 $13.69 $28,470 13.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 $12.19 $12.71 $26,440 3.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $19.76 $20.00 $41,600 2.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 470 $20.46 $20.21 $42,040 1.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 $18.91 $17.82 $37,070 2.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 420 $14.24 $15.36 $31,960 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 890 $11.05 $11.50 $23,930 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,390 $8.54 $9.32 $19,380 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 260 $9.27 $10.86 $22,580 8.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,880 $13.89 $14.56 $30,290 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $11.66 $11.77 $24,490 6.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 260 $10.86 $11.40 $23,710 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,940 $11.22 $11.61 $24,150 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 170 $16.41 $15.65 $32,550 5.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 320 $9.82 $9.79 $20,360 2.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 130 $10.99 $11.98 $24,920 7.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $18.36 $24.05 $50,020 16.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $11.08 $12.52 $26,030 4.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (7) $9.85 $10.13 $21,070 7.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,460 $9.98 $10.76 $22,380 5.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (7) $9.70 $9.62 $20,010 2.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 70 $10.30 $11.07 $23,020 2.1 %
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 290 $9.25 $10.54 $21,930 10.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 70 $7.68 $7.75 $16,110 9.2 %
45-4021 Fallers (7) $8.01 $9.09 $18,910 21.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 80 $12.99 $12.30 $25,580 20.4 %
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 8,730 $13.27 $14.03 $29,180 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 830 $19.31 $19.41 $40,370 2.4 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (7) $18.71 $17.29 $35,970 6.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 200 $13.73 $14.95 $31,090 5.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 990 $13.33 $13.98 $29,070 3.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (7) $12.50 $12.62 $26,250 2.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 $13.10 $14.34 $29,820 6.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,080 $9.28 $10.20 $21,220 4.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 110 $11.27 $11.51 $23,940 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $14.45 $15.98 $33,250 6.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 290 $12.19 $12.29 $25,570 5.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 780 $17.17 $17.18 $35,730 2.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers 60 $13.04 $14.06 $29,240 9.7 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 130 $15.88 $16.39 $34,090 3.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 460 $12.75 $13.25 $27,560 3.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 110 $10.36 $10.81 $22,490 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 690 $16.75 $16.89 $35,140 2.4 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (7) $23.61 $20.78 $43,220 12.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $9.83 $10.26 $21,340 5.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 360 $14.96 $14.53 $30,220 2.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 170 $10.76 $10.58 $22,000 6.4 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 230 $9.80 $9.86 $20,520 6.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $9.50 $9.44 $19,640 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (7) $11.11 $12.77 $26,560 5.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $9.93 $10.12 $21,060 3.8 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (7) $16.42 $17.69 $36,790 5.5 %
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 9,730 $16.11 $17.20 $35,780 3.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 780 $22.57 $22.95 $47,740 2.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (7) $12.57 $13.95 $29,020 9.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 170 $21.24 $20.25 $42,110 4.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (7) $17.92 $18.59 $38,670 3.8 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 50 $23.00 $20.54 $42,730 7.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 60 $13.29 $13.59 $28,260 7.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 270 $15.81 $17.04 $35,450 5.9 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 50 $8.29 $10.62 $22,090 27.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,110 $12.63 $13.79 $28,690 2.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $14.96 $15.15 $31,500 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 190 $15.91 $15.96 $33,190 2.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $8.09 $8.51 $17,690 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 440 $13.33 $13.82 $28,750 3.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $7.61 $8.06 $16,770 12.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 760 $18.38 $18.66 $38,810 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,350 $18.83 $18.22 $37,900 6.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 280 $12.69 $13.16 $27,380 4.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 110 $19.48 $19.40 $40,360 4.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 $23.97 $22.34 $46,480 1.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $11.01 $12.05 $25,070 5.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 550 $10.20 $17.27 $35,930 20.6 %
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 22,450 $13.02 $14.86 $30,900 5.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,750 $26.20 $25.65 $53,340 4.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,390 $10.37 $10.40 $21,640 3.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 130 $7.99 $8.19 $17,030 4.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $11.91 $12.02 $25,000 4.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 50 $7.47 $7.63 $15,860 3.2 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 40 $9.43 $9.31 $19,360 3.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $12.54 $12.55 $26,110 2.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.90 $11.76 $24,450 6.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 390 $14.94 $14.13 $29,390 4.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $13.62 $13.82 $28,750 2.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.17 $14.84 $30,860 2.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 490 $17.06 $16.40 $34,120 3.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $17.63 $18.06 $37,570 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 510 $14.79 $15.06 $31,320 2.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 50 $9.29 $9.62 $20,010 6.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers (7) $11.20 $12.97 $26,970 10.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $13.06 $13.76 $28,620 4.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 270 $17.65 $16.08 $33,460 5.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 370 $7.30 $7.79 $16,210 4.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (7) $9.78 $10.36 $21,560 8.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 610 $8.27 $8.67 $18,030 4.1 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 40 $9.46 $9.53 $19,810 10.9 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $10.93 $10.87 $22,610 7.2 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $10.88 $11.09 $23,060 1.8 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 720 $10.27 $10.34 $21,500 2.2 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 210 $15.98 $15.61 $32,460 3.1 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (7) $11.45 $13.30 $27,670 14.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $13.34 $13.38 $27,840 6.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 90 $12.06 $13.30 $27,660 7.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $17.94 $18.86 $39,220 8.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $13.74 $14.66 $30,500 4.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $17.21 $15.98 $33,250 6.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $13.13 $13.49 $28,060 4.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 $15.64 $15.67 $32,590 8.4 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 80 $15.61 $15.65 $32,550 6.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,330 $14.69 $16.77 $34,880 9.4 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 30 $12.52 $14.17 $29,470 6.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (7) $13.11 $13.90 $28,910 3.0 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 50 $7.66 $8.43 $17,530 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 850 $9.65 $10.78 $22,420 7.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $12.40 $13.31 $27,680 4.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 80 $12.90 $14.65 $30,480 5.0 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 50 $8.87 $9.19 $19,110 2.9 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (7) $10.29 $13.76 $28,630 18.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,550 $10.02 $10.00 $20,790 3.4 %
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 12,430 $10.23 $11.13 $23,150 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 $15.70 $16.08 $33,450 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $15.82 $17.60 $36,600 3.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 160 $8.97 $9.00 $18,720 12.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 910 $7.73 $7.85 $16,330 6.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (7) $10.80 $10.96 $22,810 8.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,640 $13.83 $14.81 $30,800 2.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,950 $11.80 $12.49 $25,970 6.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.28 $8.63 $17,950 4.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $7.71 $8.55 $17,780 10.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $18.82 $17.43 $36,250 7.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $13.35 $14.16 $29,460 5.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,120 $11.67 $12.61 $26,240 4.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 450 $6.78 $7.45 $15,490 4.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,710 $8.70 $9.43 $19,610 2.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 810 $9.84 $9.85 $20,480 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,060 $8.57 $8.65 $18,000 3.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 240 $10.79 $11.18 $23,260 5.7 %

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 wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



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