Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bakersfield, CA 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 Bakersfield, CA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in California. 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 Bakersfield, CA 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 227,580 $13.06 $16.91 $35,170 2.9 %
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 8,700 $33.58 $37.70 $78,420 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 480 $61.51 $65.07 $135,340 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,930 $35.66 $41.24 $85,780 2.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 $17.96 $18.36 $38,200 5.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $30.08 $36.41 $75,740 11.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 150 $39.51 $41.96 $87,270 4.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 320 $34.12 $38.70 $80,500 4.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $32.15 $34.47 $71,700 5.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 310 $29.66 $35.58 $74,000 8.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 130 $37.49 $39.67 $82,510 6.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 740 $31.18 $35.27 $73,370 2.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 190 $29.00 $31.98 $66,520 7.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $39.14 $43.36 $90,200 4.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $32.98 $35.87 $74,600 8.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $30.99 $31.58 $65,690 4.0 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (7) $23.67 $25.17 $52,350 9.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $29.70 $32.03 $66,610 3.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $12.80 $14.54 $30,250 8.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 390 (4) (4) $84,650 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $49.03 $44.97 $93,540 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 260 $50.97 $53.16 $110,570 4.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 450 $17.07 $18.79 $39,080 4.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $19.13 $19.68 $40,940 4.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $19.29 $19.18 $39,890 3.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $36.09 $39.77 $82,730 6.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 60 $22.08 $29.62 $61,620 13.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $25.72 $25.86 $53,800 (7)
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 400 $11.20 $13.57 $28,220 5.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 180 $19.94 $22.40 $46,590 5.6 %
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 7,000 $25.18 $26.66 $55,450 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $13.29 $15.76 $32,780 9.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 370 $25.72 $27.12 $56,410 6.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $17.58 $20.61 $42,870 12.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 320 $27.89 $28.62 $59,520 6.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 300 $21.98 $22.67 $47,150 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $16.65 $18.28 $38,010 4.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 $21.27 $22.87 $47,580 10.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $16.68 $20.05 $41,700 6.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 560 $32.94 $34.54 $71,840 4.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 940 $25.58 $28.93 $60,180 3.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $25.74 $25.23 $52,470 6.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 150 $27.38 $27.71 $57,640 2.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 100 $13.74 $18.71 $38,910 6.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $31.35 $32.58 $67,770 2.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $16.73 $19.21 $39,950 10.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 290 $21.71 $23.69 $49,270 4.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $27.95 $28.01 $58,260 2.0 %
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 2,790 $29.34 $30.13 $62,680 4.2 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 210 $37.49 $36.32 $75,540 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 440 $33.47 $32.54 $67,680 5.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 320 $30.36 $32.60 $67,810 5.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 70 $33.98 $34.53 $71,810 11.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 470 $17.84 $19.24 $40,010 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 570 $30.91 $30.88 $64,240 4.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $21.39 $24.17 $50,280 5.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 230 $26.59 $27.68 $57,570 2.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $28.98 $30.92 $64,320 5.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 100 $39.95 $39.71 $82,590 2.7 %
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 5,790 $33.64 $33.71 $70,120 3.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 160 $25.90 $27.76 $57,730 5.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $25.28 $25.01 $52,020 4.9 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 560 $38.06 $38.13 $79,300 1.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 50 $32.58 $38.56 $80,200 6.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 310 $32.40 $32.16 $66,890 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 190 $34.48 $36.08 $75,050 3.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 670 $39.49 $39.97 $83,130 2.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 110 $37.08 $37.43 $77,850 3.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 200 $32.68 $33.22 $69,100 4.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 30 $29.15 $31.02 $64,510 4.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 500 $37.19 $37.21 $77,390 2.3 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 50 $30.95 $32.03 $66,630 5.6 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 320 $44.43 $44.22 $91,990 3.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 230 $16.31 $17.27 $35,910 11.4 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $23.92 $24.93 $51,840 3.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 $23.00 $23.25 $48,360 4.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $24.48 $24.79 $51,560 1.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 770 $30.50 $30.03 $62,470 4.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $20.89 $22.43 $46,660 5.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $21.24 $21.58 $44,890 7.0 %
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 1,920 $26.87 $28.53 $59,350 4.3 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (7) $29.95 $29.26 $60,860 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 130 $29.98 $33.32 $69,310 10.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $30.85 $30.42 $63,270 2.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 200 $40.23 $42.68 $88,780 7.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $20.79 $25.13 $52,270 9.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 150 $32.80 $37.46 $77,920 13.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $32.14 $32.70 $68,010 2.3 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 190 $12.28 $13.36 $27,790 4.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $25.47 $26.36 $54,830 11.5 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 320 $24.69 $23.82 $49,550 5.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $14.84 $15.25 $31,730 2.1 %
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 3,930 $16.84 $19.79 $41,170 6.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $15.00 $17.45 $36,310 10.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $26.00 $24.90 $51,790 8.7 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (7) $21.38 $23.11 $48,060 4.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (7) $26.11 $25.92 $53,910 4.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 280 $16.01 $16.38 $34,070 9.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 340 $16.41 $17.76 $36,940 3.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $21.58 $20.33 $42,280 5.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 180 $16.50 $26.08 $54,250 13.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 130 $15.58 $17.21 $35,790 7.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 430 $34.99 $32.60 $67,800 11.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 910 $12.75 $14.05 $29,230 6.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 70 $16.75 $19.24 $40,020 7.7 %
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 760 $26.79 $35.56 $73,970 10.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 290 $50.23 $54.79 $113,960 4.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $21.41 $22.46 $46,720 3.6 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 40 $28.18 $25.82 $53,700 5.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $17.07 $18.37 $38,220 2.0 %
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 18,350 $20.90 $21.66 $45,050 4.1 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants (7) (4) (4) $38,090 2.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $24.79 $25.02 $52,050 6.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 770 (4) (4) $50,350 3.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 5,910 (4) (4) $49,780 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,720 (4) (4) $52,170 2.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 950 (4) (4) $56,270 3.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (7) (4) (4) $54,540 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 500 (4) (4) $49,490 6.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 160 (4) (4) $50,310 3.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $50,420 3.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (7) $20.19 $20.34 $42,310 9.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 400 (7) (7) (7) (7)
25-4021 Librarians 170 $24.07 $24.15 $50,240 5.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 550 $17.27 $15.88 $33,020 7.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 310 $28.74 $27.22 $56,620 4.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 3,490 (4) (4) $22,170 1.8 %
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 1,350 $16.77 $19.02 $39,560 6.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (7) $11.26 $11.05 $22,980 9.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $14.04 $16.07 $33,420 4.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (4) (4) $52,050 8.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 140 (4) (4) $34,800 15.3 %
27-3010 Announcers 130 $13.07 $16.62 $34,570 9.1 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 70 $19.10 $26.70 $55,530 19.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $19.08 $20.87 $43,400 6.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $27.14 $27.83 $57,890 3.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (7) $18.20 $18.07 $37,580 3.2 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 120 $10.31 $14.08 $29,290 13.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $11.14 $12.87 $26,770 13.2 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $25.65 $25.74 $53,540 8.9 %
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 8,860 $26.66 $28.69 $59,670 2.7 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (7) $40.30 $37.37 $77,730 17.6 %
29-1020 Dentists 120 $54.00 $60.50 $125,850 12.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (7) $23.96 $26.05 $54,180 3.1 %
29-1041 Optometrists (7) $49.51 $53.85 $112,000 10.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $48.55 $48.73 $101,360 3.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 150 (5) $74.54 $155,040 7.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) $66.62 $73.77 $153,450 10.1 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) $68.97 $71.75 $149,240 5.1 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (7) $68.12 $71.50 $148,720 8.7 %
29-1067 Surgeons 60 $63.77 $67.62 $140,660 8.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $36.93 $36.85 $76,650 4.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,360 $31.21 $30.34 $63,110 2.3 %
29-1121 Audiologists (7) $32.52 $32.33 $67,250 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (7) $27.91 $28.93 $60,170 4.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $31.02 $33.05 $68,750 10.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 250 $24.78 $24.21 $50,360 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 190 $30.50 $29.67 $61,720 4.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $33.61 $46.31 $96,320 26.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 190 $26.63 $26.45 $55,020 3.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 260 $13.66 $14.88 $30,950 5.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $29.32 $30.05 $62,510 6.0 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (7) $17.64 $19.28 $40,100 3.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $24.55 $22.21 $46,200 17.2 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 50 $27.25 $27.36 $56,900 3.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 310 $18.16 $21.17 $44,040 3.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 320 $15.21 $15.07 $31,350 3.2 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 40 $19.90 $20.49 $42,610 3.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 170 $18.56 $19.10 $39,730 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (7) $13.14 $13.44 $27,960 3.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 840 $18.25 $18.29 $38,040 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 350 $10.01 $11.52 $23,970 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 160 $12.23 $13.79 $28,690 6.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 70 $30.08 $28.28 $58,810 5.6 %
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 6,080 $9.98 $10.83 $22,520 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 890 $8.03 $8.54 $17,750 2.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,030 $9.83 $9.84 $20,470 2.0 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $22.08 $19.27 $40,080 23.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (7) $20.50 $20.68 $43,000 2.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $9.43 $9.26 $19,260 2.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (7) $15.41 $15.84 $32,940 7.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 580 $8.86 $10.29 $21,410 11.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,380 $10.64 $11.99 $24,940 7.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $9.66 $11.08 $23,040 7.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 210 $15.24 $14.97 $31,140 2.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $11.76 $11.65 $24,220 6.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $9.41 $9.73 $20,250 5.2 %
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 7,320 $23.70 $22.06 $45,880 9.7 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 390 $31.39 $31.38 $65,260 3.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $32.18 $32.78 $68,190 3.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $26.55 $29.50 $61,360 8.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 3,400 $27.45 $25.47 $52,970 6.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,040 $28.74 $27.66 $57,540 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,180 $8.33 $9.72 $20,220 4.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 340 $7.86 $8.77 $18,240 8.4 %
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 16,810 $7.94 $8.54 $17,770 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $11.74 $12.47 $25,940 5.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,300 $11.23 $11.86 $24,660 2.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,230 $7.67 $7.69 $15,990 1.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 650 $10.95 $11.73 $24,400 6.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,020 $9.76 $9.69 $20,160 3.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 470 $8.08 $8.26 $17,180 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,320 $8.17 $8.80 $18,310 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 600 $7.72 $7.86 $16,360 1.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,600 $7.70 $7.79 $16,210 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 790 $7.45 $8.63 $17,940 5.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,970 $7.64 $7.96 $16,550 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $7.67 $7.81 $16,240 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 500 $7.60 $7.76 $16,130 1.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 720 $7.60 $7.72 $16,050 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 470 $7.70 $7.79 $16,200 2.0 %
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 6,080 $9.03 $10.91 $22,700 4.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 300 $15.69 $15.52 $32,290 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $16.34 $19.03 $39,590 14.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,520 $9.50 $10.48 $21,810 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,000 $7.39 $7.74 $16,110 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 170 $11.38 $12.15 $25,270 4.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,830 $9.12 $11.55 $24,020 9.6 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (7) $8.74 $11.77 $24,480 16.1 %
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 2,740 $8.27 $9.52 $19,800 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $12.02 $13.87 $28,840 6.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.26 $8.67 $18,040 6.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $7.64 $7.94 $16,500 3.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (7) $9.89 $9.70 $20,180 4.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $9.01 $9.62 $20,010 4.2 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (7) $7.19 $7.77 $16,150 3.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 590 $8.32 $9.01 $18,740 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 280 $8.02 $8.56 $17,810 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 300 $10.89 $12.07 $25,110 6.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 410 $8.20 $9.54 $19,830 6.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $9.91 $10.67 $22,200 15.7 %
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 19,510 $9.97 $13.64 $28,380 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,740 $15.98 $16.88 $35,120 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 320 $26.65 $31.11 $64,700 6.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,400 $8.11 $9.77 $20,320 2.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 860 $9.05 $10.37 $21,560 3.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 710 $9.91 $11.20 $23,300 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,110 $8.86 $10.72 $22,290 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $15.31 $17.47 $36,350 9.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $17.08 $23.06 $47,970 14.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $30.07 $33.71 $70,110 9.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $8.52 $9.91 $20,620 7.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 190 $24.73 $26.66 $55,450 7.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,600 $25.37 $26.64 $55,410 3.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $10.80 $12.41 $25,810 15.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (7) $23.49 $23.86 $49,620 2.5 %
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 35,760 $12.61 $13.81 $28,730 2.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,130 $18.82 $20.15 $41,920 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 280 $10.43 $10.63 $22,110 1.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $12.40 $13.01 $27,050 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 940 $11.60 $12.15 $25,270 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,770 $13.39 $13.85 $28,810 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 390 $14.27 $14.24 $29,620 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $18.26 $17.79 $37,000 3.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 860 $9.98 $10.06 $20,930 1.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 $12.18 $12.15 $25,280 4.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,530 $12.48 $14.15 $29,420 4.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 400 $9.67 $10.12 $21,050 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 350 $7.42 $7.85 $16,320 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 250 $11.52 $13.99 $29,100 14.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $12.85 $12.75 $26,520 1.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 270 $12.85 $13.53 $28,130 3.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $11.23 $11.88 $24,720 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 360 $10.17 $11.32 $23,540 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 300 $16.34 $16.82 $34,980 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,190 $9.64 $10.12 $21,040 1.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $8.96 $11.17 $23,230 13.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (7) $8.23 $8.48 $17,640 3.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 240 $12.82 $13.91 $28,940 8.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 320 $14.83 $15.62 $32,500 3.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 160 $19.16 $19.05 $39,610 5.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 140 $19.64 $19.76 $41,100 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 540 $22.38 $21.74 $45,230 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 350 $18.95 $17.86 $37,140 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $18.94 $19.42 $40,400 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 910 $11.08 $12.52 $26,050 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,100 $9.67 $10.68 $22,220 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $17.83 $16.42 $34,160 10.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,060 $17.20 $17.35 $36,080 1.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 310 $15.62 $15.59 $32,430 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 640 $10.61 $11.37 $23,650 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,170 $13.63 $13.44 $27,960 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 190 $16.78 $16.93 $35,200 4.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 420 $11.55 $12.39 $25,760 3.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 290 $14.54 $14.96 $31,110 3.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 560 $14.05 $13.96 $29,040 8.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 120 $10.59 $11.37 $23,650 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,380 $11.20 $11.74 $24,420 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 $11.46 $12.45 $25,900 3.5 %
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 22,390 $7.44 $7.84 $16,320 1.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 310 $11.56 $14.19 $29,510 6.5 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors (7) $7.73 $7.98 $16,600 5.3 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 30 $18.09 $19.34 $40,220 6.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,470 $7.86 $7.87 $16,370 2.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 650 $7.79 $8.35 $17,370 2.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 19,370 $7.38 $7.68 $15,970 1.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 60 $8.79 $8.71 $18,110 4.8 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers (7) $10.79 $11.64 $24,210 4.3 %
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 13,590 $17.26 $18.23 $37,920 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,250 $26.50 $27.54 $57,290 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 140 $19.34 $20.15 $41,910 11.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 950 $16.21 $17.23 $35,840 6.1 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (7) $18.12 $16.85 $35,060 6.6 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (7) $13.41 $14.83 $30,840 2.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 470 $15.44 $15.36 $31,950 4.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,630 $11.47 $12.45 $25,890 3.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (7) $19.03 $20.72 $43,100 1.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 670 $19.84 $20.10 $41,800 3.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 460 $20.53 $19.69 $40,960 8.4 %
47-2082 Tapers 120 $19.19 $19.64 $40,860 7.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,450 $19.71 $19.87 $41,330 4.6 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (7) $15.82 $16.78 $34,900 16.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 390 $12.36 $13.95 $29,010 6.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $24.68 $21.14 $43,980 19.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 910 $18.04 $18.11 $37,680 4.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 410 $20.36 $19.71 $40,990 3.0 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (7) $16.54 $17.36 $36,120 5.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 260 $12.95 $13.76 $28,620 5.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $17.45 $19.36 $40,270 6.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (7) $14.54 $15.63 $32,520 6.8 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $10.44 $10.61 $22,070 2.8 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 60 $11.16 $11.89 $24,740 8.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $12.03 $12.22 $25,420 3.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 230 $23.42 $23.07 $47,990 8.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (7) $14.43 $15.09 $31,380 2.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (7) $18.12 $19.67 $40,910 7.9 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (7) $10.52 $11.52 $23,970 5.6 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 190 $20.72 $22.37 $46,520 11.3 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 500 $22.07 $22.50 $46,810 2.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 440 $21.59 $21.92 $45,600 5.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (7) $11.25 $12.63 $26,280 8.1 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers (7) $15.58 $15.69 $32,630 3.8 %
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 10,190 $17.26 $17.99 $37,430 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 930 $23.39 $24.66 $51,300 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 150 $15.09 $16.06 $33,410 5.0 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 100 $20.38 $20.57 $42,780 4.7 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $18.41 $19.72 $41,030 10.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 140 $23.56 $22.65 $47,120 5.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 $12.27 $12.91 $26,850 2.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 440 $23.84 $23.60 $49,090 3.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 270 $14.79 $15.85 $32,970 4.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,150 $14.51 $14.90 $31,000 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 590 $17.60 $17.42 $36,240 4.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 260 $15.21 $14.52 $30,200 5.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 310 $18.40 $17.86 $37,140 3.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (7) $10.23 $10.60 $22,040 7.3 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 50 $13.86 $13.35 $27,760 2.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $12.88 $12.93 $26,900 8.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $25.14 $22.51 $46,820 6.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $18.65 $18.03 $37,490 2.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $19.60 $20.14 $41,890 14.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 510 $23.28 $21.96 $45,670 6.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,240 $14.95 $14.86 $30,910 2.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $21.66 $19.88 $41,340 7.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 310 $30.21 $28.11 $58,460 3.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 40 $11.75 $13.30 $27,660 7.3 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 $14.06 $15.88 $33,020 5.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 420 $9.97 $11.33 $23,570 7.7 %
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 10,180 $12.97 $15.28 $31,780 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 920 $22.61 $24.36 $50,660 2.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (7) $9.89 $10.37 $21,570 3.5 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (7) $14.99 $14.18 $29,490 10.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 90 $17.96 $19.05 $39,630 6.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 660 $10.63 $11.32 $23,550 5.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $9.24 $10.87 $22,610 6.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 370 $10.53 $12.23 $25,440 4.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (7) $10.80 $11.24 $23,390 8.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 $10.71 $11.80 $24,550 5.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $8.55 $10.28 $21,390 9.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.82 $10.24 $21,310 5.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 330 $15.61 $16.50 $34,320 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 570 $15.64 $16.90 $35,150 5.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $8.33 $9.84 $20,460 15.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers 60 $10.49 $12.29 $25,550 11.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $11.51 $13.19 $27,430 6.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 190 $8.04 $8.20 $17,050 2.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $7.90 $7.92 $16,470 2.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 $8.22 $8.89 $18,490 5.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $10.38 $11.22 $23,340 4.8 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 190 $23.79 $23.48 $48,830 6.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (7) $21.95 $23.50 $48,880 7.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 330 $19.09 $19.73 $41,040 5.0 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 800 $24.99 $24.36 $50,660 3.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $9.94 $11.83 $24,610 11.0 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $10.63 $11.38 $23,670 6.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.88 $13.28 $27,620 5.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $9.05 $9.48 $19,720 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 750 $9.13 $14.20 $29,530 14.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.54 $14.44 $30,040 24.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $8.90 $11.06 $23,010 7.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $10.25 $10.86 $22,600 4.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 90 $14.21 $14.52 $30,210 8.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $8.87 $10.68 $22,220 6.2 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 50 $10.09 $13.97 $29,060 27.2 %
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 17,490 $11.18 $12.88 $26,800 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 $22.74 $21.94 $45,640 4.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 410 $21.63 $22.57 $46,950 3.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (7) (4) (4) $52,930 4.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 170 $9.51 $9.45 $19,660 2.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 880 $14.21 $13.68 $28,460 5.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 850 $8.35 $9.59 $19,940 4.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,620 $17.20 $16.96 $35,270 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,220 $11.90 $12.24 $25,470 3.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 190 $10.29 $10.59 $22,020 7.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (7) $8.94 $9.09 $18,910 3.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 410 $8.14 $8.35 $17,380 3.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $8.71 $10.75 $22,360 11.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $16.17 $18.06 $37,570 6.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 130 $16.98 $17.19 $35,750 3.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,370 $10.51 $11.48 $23,880 4.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,150 $7.77 $8.38 $17,440 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,550 $9.23 $10.54 $21,920 4.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 90 $8.12 $8.24 $17,150 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,810 $7.96 $8.70 $18,090 4.7 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (7) $24.56 $23.13 $48,100 7.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 240 $15.75 $15.10 $31,400 4.5 %

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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