Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bellingham, WA 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 Bellingham, WA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington. 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 Bellingham, WA 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 69,230 $13.57 $16.21 $33,730 1.6 %
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 1,920 $35.67 $40.33 $83,880 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $67.44 $70.36 $146,350 5.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 490 $41.58 $48.51 $100,910 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 $22.89 $30.29 $63,000 18.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $48.25 $44.48 $92,520 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $32.48 $42.93 $89,290 7.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $32.00 $34.67 $72,100 6.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $36.59 $40.26 $83,740 4.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 170 $29.83 $32.91 $68,460 4.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 40 $32.44 $34.35 $71,440 4.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $33.31 $33.59 $69,870 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $30.08 $35.22 $73,260 6.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $29.75 $36.55 $76,030 5.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $82,090 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $47.36 $47.64 $99,090 3.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $38.41 $39.60 $82,370 5.5 %
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 2,250 $22.33 $25.16 $52,340 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $18.05 $20.98 $43,640 6.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $23.34 $22.74 $47,300 2.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 430 $19.41 $19.73 $41,040 2.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $27.01 $29.24 $60,820 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $17.69 $17.20 $35,770 4.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $19.51 $19.58 $40,730 2.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (7) $23.50 $36.64 $76,200 25.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 420 $22.96 $24.21 $50,360 1.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $21.79 $30.72 $63,900 12.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $23.66 $23.97 $49,860 1.9 %
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 580 $23.94 $25.49 $53,020 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $32.70 $31.44 $65,390 7.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $20.22 $20.26 $42,150 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $24.58 $24.56 $51,090 2.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $24.23 $24.77 $51,520 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $21.69 $23.03 $47,890 5.2 %
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 930 $28.16 $28.02 $58,280 3.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $37.41 $37.81 $78,640 1.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $30.26 $30.84 $64,150 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $35.32 $34.32 $71,390 2.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors (7) $31.17 $30.00 $62,400 5.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $33.33 $32.43 $67,460 2.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $20.29 $22.00 $45,760 5.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 $24.99 $24.16 $50,240 2.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $21.00 $22.11 $45,990 5.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $15.56 $15.99 $33,260 3.3 %
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 510 $20.68 $21.78 $45,300 2.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $23.43 $23.86 $49,630 6.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $24.16 $24.26 $50,460 3.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $23.85 $24.18 $50,300 5.4 %
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 1,010 $16.28 $17.14 $35,640 4.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (7) $14.29 $14.32 $29,790 4.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $21.63 $21.05 $43,770 3.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 130 $16.00 $17.51 $36,430 14.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 150 $15.70 $16.59 $34,510 4.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 60 $16.52 $18.03 $37,490 13.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $20.43 $20.57 $42,780 4.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 190 $16.12 $17.67 $36,760 9.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 $20.83 $20.86 $43,390 3.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $10.06 $10.51 $21,860 4.2 %
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 400 $24.07 $28.78 $59,860 9.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $36.33 $35.87 $74,610 5.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 130 $15.70 $15.79 $32,850 5.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $19.57 $19.37 $40,300 7.2 %
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 5,160 $17.32 $18.16 $37,780 3.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $23.65 $22.53 $46,860 2.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $9.80 $10.93 $22,720 4.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 50 (4) (4) $43,080 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 740 (4) (4) $43,430 2.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 330 (4) (4) $42,580 2.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $44,000 2.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $43,990 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $41,340 2.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $42,180 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $41,500 3.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 110 $14.13 $16.95 $35,250 7.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $19.94 $18.69 $38,870 8.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $25.64 $25.50 $53,040 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $13.84 $14.04 $29,210 3.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,000 (4) (4) $23,780 3.1 %
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 1,030 $15.27 $16.65 $34,640 3.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $11.98 $11.60 $24,120 6.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $15.08 $15.42 $32,070 4.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 170 (4) (4) $26,870 5.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 80 $15.08 $17.75 $36,920 15.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 210 $16.03 $17.41 $36,220 7.9 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $20.08 $20.24 $42,090 3.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $21.86 $21.28 $44,270 12.7 %
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 2,670 $21.52 $25.82 $53,710 6.9 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $85.27 $177,370 14.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $39.83 $39.17 $81,480 3.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (7) $38.97 $35.96 $74,800 10.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (7) $21.78 $22.12 $46,010 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $26.93 $26.80 $55,740 2.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 $29.26 $28.88 $60,070 2.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $26.54 $26.51 $55,130 3.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $37.67 $35.97 $74,810 11.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (7) $14.05 $14.66 $30,490 3.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $39.76 $38.76 $80,620 2.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $23.48 $23.30 $48,470 3.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $14.74 $14.58 $30,330 3.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 360 $15.28 $15.24 $31,690 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $10.80 $12.25 $25,480 8.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,830 $10.10 $10.98 $22,840 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 520 $8.61 $8.71 $18,110 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 510 $9.99 $10.25 $21,330 3.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.12 $10.56 $21,960 5.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $15.37 $14.64 $30,450 7.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (7) $10.81 $11.36 $23,640 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $15.38 $15.30 $31,820 3.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $8.68 $9.01 $18,740 7.6 %
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 1,330 $19.74 $19.14 $39,810 7.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $32.33 $32.67 $67,960 4.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $31.15 $30.21 $62,840 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $24.54 $24.45 $50,850 2.4 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators (7) $10.39 $11.61 $24,140 5.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 360 $8.74 $10.20 $21,220 6.4 %
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 7,170 $8.26 $9.21 $19,150 2.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) $14.51 $15.94 $33,160 4.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 470 $12.37 $14.20 $29,540 7.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (7) $9.29 $9.15 $19,040 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $10.21 $10.36 $21,540 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 500 $9.00 $9.32 $19,390 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 100 $8.56 $9.36 $19,470 6.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 510 $8.32 $9.00 $18,730 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 450 $8.22 $8.49 $17,660 2.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,360 $7.96 $8.35 $17,370 2.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,750 $8.09 $9.27 $19,280 5.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 30 $13.79 $12.74 $26,490 9.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $8.02 $8.39 $17,450 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 440 $7.45 $7.73 $16,090 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $7.19 $7.56 $15,730 3.0 %
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 2,270 $10.55 $11.35 $23,600 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $15.38 $15.42 $32,070 2.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $19.46 $20.09 $41,790 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 $10.83 $11.09 $23,060 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 400 $8.01 $8.40 $17,480 3.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $10.95 $11.87 $24,700 4.6 %
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 2,330 $8.39 $9.90 $20,590 2.2 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors (7) $19.49 $19.57 $40,710 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $16.88 $17.90 $37,230 4.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.23 $8.45 $17,570 3.0 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 270 $7.53 $7.86 $16,360 3.8 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 80 $8.78 $10.00 $20,790 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 360 $7.96 $8.27 $17,200 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $10.01 $10.73 $22,330 6.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $8.20 $8.64 $17,960 2.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $16.26 $14.90 $31,000 12.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 250 $8.29 $8.56 $17,800 2.3 %
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 8,120 $10.37 $13.39 $27,850 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 680 $17.84 $18.99 $39,500 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $26.93 $32.93 $68,500 7.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,110 $8.58 $9.61 $19,990 2.9 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 50 $9.04 $9.20 $19,150 3.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $8.71 $10.45 $21,740 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $16.87 $17.78 $36,980 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,290 $10.16 $12.29 $25,560 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $16.96 $20.07 $41,750 10.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $24.62 $26.46 $55,030 11.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $15.20 $22.44 $46,670 21.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $9.88 $11.21 $23,320 9.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $22.65 $25.76 $53,570 7.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 470 $19.65 $21.18 $44,060 3.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $10.90 $10.79 $22,450 4.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $12.84 $15.34 $31,900 12.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $7.98 $9.10 $18,920 6.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11,440 $12.65 $13.48 $28,040 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 560 $19.80 $20.35 $42,330 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (7) $9.72 $9.90 $20,600 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $12.63 $13.63 $28,360 6.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 $12.19 $12.48 $25,960 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,590 $13.24 $13.87 $28,850 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $15.44 $15.54 $32,320 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.62 $14.46 $30,070 5.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 430 $11.17 $11.51 $23,950 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $18.32 $18.15 $37,750 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $9.52 $10.72 $22,290 4.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $7.46 $8.17 $17,000 4.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $10.88 $11.62 $24,170 5.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $13.45 $14.03 $29,190 3.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $12.24 $12.62 $26,250 3.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $11.65 $11.88 $24,710 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $13.77 $14.11 $29,340 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 660 $10.43 $10.65 $22,160 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (7) $12.83 $12.99 $27,020 4.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $14.91 $15.17 $31,560 7.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $19.72 $19.91 $41,420 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $21.53 $20.76 $43,180 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $19.25 $18.73 $38,960 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $17.41 $17.97 $37,370 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $11.06 $12.13 $25,240 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 690 $10.30 $11.44 $23,790 4.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $14.29 $14.48 $30,110 6.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 260 $19.16 $19.61 $40,790 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 100 $15.85 $16.10 $33,480 2.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 480 $15.05 $14.72 $30,610 7.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 700 $13.54 $13.89 $28,890 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $15.62 $16.19 $33,670 7.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $11.67 $12.13 $25,240 3.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $12.66 $12.85 $26,730 3.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 90 $10.05 $10.86 $22,590 5.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 100 $10.10 $10.43 $21,690 3.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,630 $11.50 $11.72 $24,380 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 100 $10.80 $11.37 $23,640 3.0 %
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 410 $14.36 $14.55 $30,270 8.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 90 $18.80 $18.57 $38,630 2.7 %
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 4,690 $20.22 $20.43 $42,480 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 350 $27.16 $28.74 $59,790 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 760 $18.38 $19.54 $40,640 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $17.37 $17.08 $35,520 5.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 690 $12.24 $14.61 $30,390 6.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 140 $23.49 $24.07 $50,060 2.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 110 $21.77 $22.18 $46,130 4.9 %
47-2082 Tapers 80 $24.02 $23.59 $49,060 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 450 $25.85 $24.73 $51,430 5.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $13.55 $14.92 $31,030 6.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 540 $25.71 $25.57 $53,180 2.9 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (7) $14.43 $14.94 $31,070 13.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 170 $15.01 $15.87 $33,000 9.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $20.67 $21.13 $43,950 7.6 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $10.40 $11.66 $24,250 8.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (7) $16.70 $16.50 $34,320 4.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $12.61 $14.81 $30,800 4.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $23.01 $22.87 $47,580 3.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 150 $19.55 $18.75 $39,000 3.1 %
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 2,830 $18.22 $18.40 $38,280 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $25.16 $26.66 $55,450 4.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $15.18 $15.15 $31,500 7.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $11.92 $12.53 $26,050 16.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (7) $19.59 $17.80 $37,020 14.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 340 $18.76 $17.82 $37,070 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $19.32 $19.95 $41,500 3.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 120 $16.35 $16.08 $33,440 5.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $20.44 $20.20 $42,020 2.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 90 $24.19 $22.03 $45,820 6.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $18.79 $18.07 $37,580 5.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $21.08 $20.44 $42,520 5.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $24.06 $23.29 $48,450 7.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 680 $16.52 $16.37 $34,040 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $14.44 $16.31 $33,920 7.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $10.24 $10.90 $22,670 3.0 %
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 5,470 $14.48 $15.38 $31,980 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 350 $20.83 $21.60 $44,930 2.3 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 50 $14.72 $14.93 $31,060 3.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $20.21 $20.12 $41,850 2.8 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 70 $15.11 $14.85 $30,890 7.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 350 $10.91 $11.74 $24,420 2.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $10.76 $11.39 $23,690 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $17.89 $16.83 $35,020 5.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 140 $8.31 $8.58 $17,850 5.1 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $12.13 $13.22 $27,500 3.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 140 $12.55 $14.07 $29,270 14.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $10.93 $11.82 $24,580 1.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 310 $19.19 $18.32 $38,100 4.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $12.47 $12.88 $26,790 6.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 $16.43 $16.10 $33,500 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $16.63 $16.40 $34,120 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $8.51 $9.04 $18,810 4.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $9.85 $9.96 $20,710 4.4 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $9.32 $10.52 $21,890 9.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $13.86 $15.01 $31,230 8.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (7) $11.09 $12.20 $25,370 3.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 120 $13.52 $14.36 $29,870 5.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (7) $24.74 $24.85 $51,680 2.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $22.02 $21.89 $45,540 4.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $21.48 $21.98 $45,730 3.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $17.94 $15.93 $33,130 4.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $12.64 $14.15 $29,430 6.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $18.00 $17.13 $35,640 6.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $11.02 $11.46 $23,830 5.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 70 $19.16 $18.72 $38,940 6.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 240 $10.65 $12.18 $25,340 9.2 %
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 4,880 $11.83 $13.06 $27,170 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $17.95 $19.39 $40,330 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $22.06 $22.58 $46,960 3.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 170 $15.38 $15.00 $31,200 10.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 290 $15.57 $15.25 $31,710 2.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $14.04 $15.06 $31,320 15.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 810 $16.09 $16.24 $33,780 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 440 $13.97 $14.80 $30,780 6.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $9.17 $9.44 $19,640 6.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 $12.65 $13.45 $27,980 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 $10.46 $10.66 $22,170 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,240 $9.39 $9.94 $20,670 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 250 $10.36 $12.34 $25,670 13.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 520 $9.01 $9.42 $19,600 4.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $19.82 $18.68 $38,850 6.0 %

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.

(5) This median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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