Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Billings, MT 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 Billings, MT MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Montana. 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 Billings, MT 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 68,480 $11.73 $14.52 $30,200 2.1 %
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 3,920 $24.43 $27.25 $56,680 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 $44.08 $46.31 $96,320 6.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,060 $23.18 $26.97 $56,100 2.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $18.26 $21.73 $45,190 8.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $27.35 $28.30 $58,860 4.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $25.44 $29.39 $61,120 6.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $16.95 $20.48 $42,590 4.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $19.85 $20.93 $43,530 6.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $29.65 $31.31 $65,120 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $28.71 $29.72 $61,820 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 70 $27.46 $27.63 $57,480 6.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $27.57 $31.73 $66,000 8.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $26.76 $27.19 $56,550 4.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $27.26 $28.97 $60,270 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $22.03 $22.19 $46,160 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $37.95 $37.01 $76,980 6.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $15.33 $17.99 $37,410 11.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $19.26 $19.14 $39,800 1.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (7) $14.06 $13.71 $28,510 11.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $35.06 $35.24 $73,290 3.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (7) $7.47 $12.84 $26,700 20.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $16.47 $20.28 $42,190 6.9 %
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 2,120 $18.86 $21.74 $45,210 4.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $15.43 $16.12 $33,520 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $20.34 $21.40 $44,500 3.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $26.09 $24.32 $50,580 14.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $19.68 $22.16 $46,100 11.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $18.80 $19.20 $39,940 5.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $14.50 $16.71 $34,750 6.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $17.63 $19.23 $40,000 4.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $18.94 $20.59 $42,830 24.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 510 $17.95 $22.31 $46,410 10.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $14.99 $18.65 $38,800 13.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 30 $31.47 $30.62 $63,700 2.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $18.92 $22.12 $46,010 7.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 820 $22.09 $23.06 $47,960 7.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $22.97 $21.96 $45,690 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 200 $14.69 $14.96 $31,110 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $36.57 $33.13 $68,910 3.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $20.19 $21.03 $43,740 5.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 60 $25.12 $23.89 $49,700 5.9 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,220 $20.64 $22.38 $46,550 3.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 $22.12 $23.12 $48,090 2.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $17.29 $18.05 $37,540 5.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 200 $26.43 $27.19 $56,550 4.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $27.13 $26.89 $55,940 4.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $27.72 $30.24 $62,890 5.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $14.71 $15.20 $31,610 4.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $13.34 $14.64 $30,450 2.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $15.91 $15.51 $32,250 7.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $17.52 $19.66 $40,900 4.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $12.22 $15.16 $31,540 20.8 %
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 430 $19.42 $21.85 $45,450 7.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 $17.71 $24.09 $50,120 17.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $18.74 $20.18 $41,970 4.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $10.99 $11.29 $23,490 5.8 %
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 1,100 $12.65 $14.23 $29,600 5.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $20.51 $19.58 $40,730 7.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $10.54 $12.32 $25,620 7.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $15.98 $16.06 $33,400 4.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $13.54 $15.71 $32,680 5.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $19.57 $19.41 $40,370 2.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $9.71 $11.79 $24,520 8.5 %
21-2011 Clergy 100 $14.31 $16.76 $34,870 9.0 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (7) $6.55 $7.11 $14,780 13.8 %
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 530 $23.00 $28.53 $59,340 10.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 270 $27.58 $37.14 $77,260 15.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $16.82 $20.20 $42,020 12.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 60 $13.13 $15.68 $32,620 9.0 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,310 $16.72 $17.39 $36,170 3.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $17.89 $18.35 $38,160 8.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (7) $7.75 $7.61 $15,830 3.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 $10.74 $12.54 $26,080 6.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $19.52 $19.51 $40,580 4.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 820 $11.94 $14.74 $30,660 7.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.60 $9.29 $19,320 2.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $13.70 $17.14 $35,660 22.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $19,280 22.9 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers (7) (4) (4) $18,750 15.9 %
27-3010 Announcers (7) $10.76 $12.26 $25,490 16.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $14.11 $15.68 $32,620 9.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $18.12 $18.59 $38,680 4.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $11.29 $13.81 $28,720 16.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $9.96 $10.06 $20,930 9.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.94 $11.42 $23,750 14.0 %
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 4,370 $18.27 $20.94 $43,560 4.8 %
29-1020 Dentists 60 $67.06 $69.76 $145,110 12.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (7) $19.95 $19.94 $41,480 2.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $35.43 $34.78 $72,340 2.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) $96.68 $201,090 10.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $31.06 $31.72 $65,990 4.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,940 $19.49 $20.08 $41,770 4.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $25.05 $27.18 $56,520 6.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (7) $27.19 $26.36 $54,830 5.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $18.46 $17.95 $37,330 3.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $24.63 $23.79 $49,480 2.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (7) $20.20 $20.01 $41,620 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $13.72 $13.78 $28,660 5.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $25.41 $25.02 $52,050 3.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (7) $25.86 $26.21 $54,520 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $14.62 $16.15 $33,580 8.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $11.64 $11.74 $24,410 3.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (7) $15.40 $16.56 $34,440 6.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $10.05 $10.03 $20,850 11.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 $13.52 $13.74 $28,580 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 30 $10.25 $11.71 $24,360 9.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $9.94 $10.67 $22,190 5.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians (7) $19.01 $17.70 $36,810 7.6 %
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 2,070 $9.63 $10.07 $20,940 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 250 $8.27 $8.42 $17,510 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,150 $9.05 $9.26 $19,260 2.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 $12.40 $12.24 $25,450 4.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $11.06 $11.36 $23,630 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $13.08 $13.35 $27,760 3.3 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,030 $15.13 $15.79 $32,850 7.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $20.53 $23.06 $47,960 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $19.37 $19.51 $40,570 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 260 $9.00 $9.57 $19,910 4.1 %
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 6,830 $6.75 $7.16 $14,890 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $9.81 $10.28 $21,390 7.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 360 $8.82 $9.72 $20,210 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,000 $6.46 $6.48 $13,470 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 140 $9.02 $8.81 $18,330 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 630 $8.05 $8.31 $17,280 3.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 80 $6.83 $6.96 $14,480 5.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 320 $6.93 $7.43 $15,450 3.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 510 $7.31 $7.34 $15,260 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 860 $6.46 $6.91 $14,380 5.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 420 $6.57 $6.67 $13,870 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,050 $6.33 $6.51 $13,550 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $6.70 $6.63 $13,800 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 230 $6.21 $6.09 $12,680 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 470 $6.40 $6.47 $13,450 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 520 $7.48 $7.32 $15,230 3.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,590 $7.99 $8.84 $18,390 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $11.82 $12.12 $25,210 5.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $14.18 $14.93 $31,050 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,380 $8.30 $9.32 $19,390 4.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $7.52 $7.59 $15,790 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $7.19 $7.92 $16,470 6.2 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,710 $8.35 $8.99 $18,700 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $11.49 $12.16 $25,300 5.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $7.03 $7.73 $16,080 6.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $8.16 $8.16 $16,980 3.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $8.66 $9.17 $19,060 8.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 610 $7.96 $8.28 $17,230 6.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (7) $7.13 $9.20 $19,130 22.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $10.08 $10.60 $22,060 6.2 %
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 8,210 $9.90 $13.69 $28,480 4.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 550 $12.05 $14.20 $29,540 4.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $17.86 $19.42 $40,390 5.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,630 $7.38 $7.84 $16,310 2.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $8.22 $9.36 $19,470 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $10.85 $12.10 $25,180 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,160 $8.50 $10.75 $22,370 4.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 140 $17.07 $19.72 $41,030 17.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $12.62 $20.39 $42,420 26.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 $34.87 $44.85 $93,290 8.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (7) $21.89 $30.80 $64,060 15.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,080 $16.45 $18.52 $38,520 4.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (7) $40.01 $35.16 $73,140 5.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) $9.32 $9.89 $20,580 3.9 %
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 12,160 $10.62 $11.62 $24,160 2.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 640 $13.99 $15.28 $31,780 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $8.94 $9.21 $19,160 6.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $11.54 $11.87 $24,680 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 240 $10.70 $11.20 $23,290 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 900 $11.06 $11.90 $24,760 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $12.41 $12.63 $26,270 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 860 $9.16 $10.12 $21,050 5.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $9.12 $9.55 $19,870 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 230 $8.01 $8.21 $17,070 7.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 620 $11.36 $12.30 $25,590 5.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $11.02 $11.53 $23,990 5.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $13.11 $13.61 $28,310 4.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 720 $9.24 $9.33 $19,400 2.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 100 $8.86 $10.75 $22,360 16.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 80 $16.83 $17.28 $35,940 4.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $7.25 $8.06 $16,760 6.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $14.74 $14.95 $31,100 6.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $19.57 $19.69 $40,950 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $21.80 $21.20 $44,090 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 190 $18.77 $17.94 $37,320 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $16.94 $17.93 $37,290 8.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 350 $9.69 $10.23 $21,280 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,040 $9.65 $10.59 $22,030 6.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 750 $13.18 $14.54 $30,250 4.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $15.62 $14.69 $30,550 12.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 140 $12.43 $12.29 $25,570 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,490 $10.13 $10.27 $21,360 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $12.36 $12.74 $26,490 3.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 $10.29 $10.44 $21,710 4.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $12.49 $12.99 $27,020 3.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 $9.95 $10.57 $21,980 8.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $8.12 $8.49 $17,650 7.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,230 $9.13 $9.95 $20,690 2.9 %
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 160 $6.47 $8.05 $16,730 14.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 110 $6.12 $7.40 $15,390 19.8 %
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 3,610 $15.30 $15.84 $32,950 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $19.89 $20.94 $43,550 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $15.23 $15.60 $32,450 8.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 620 $15.12 $16.39 $34,090 9.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $15.13 $15.47 $32,180 6.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 730 $11.78 $13.53 $28,150 7.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 $18.50 $17.88 $37,190 3.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (7) $19.31 $19.62 $40,820 8.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $13.85 $14.18 $29,500 6.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $15.71 $15.83 $32,930 6.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $13.48 $14.07 $29,260 9.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $24.00 $22.47 $46,740 3.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $15.21 $14.28 $29,700 5.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $13.34 $14.53 $30,220 11.4 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 270 $10.82 $10.86 $22,590 2.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 40 $13.09 $13.00 $27,050 2.6 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 70 $11.48 $14.11 $29,340 11.7 %
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 3,140 $14.43 $15.33 $31,880 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $20.53 $21.82 $45,390 3.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (7) $16.57 $17.40 $36,190 4.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $23.60 $20.37 $42,370 8.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 90 $14.57 $14.85 $30,890 7.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $18.00 $17.45 $36,300 4.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $13.67 $13.71 $28,510 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $16.20 $16.32 $33,940 4.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $11.98 $12.96 $26,950 10.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $8.46 $9.29 $19,310 11.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 240 $13.96 $16.39 $34,090 12.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 80 $9.30 $12.30 $25,580 15.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $15.72 $17.54 $36,490 7.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 560 $13.13 $13.29 $27,630 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (7) $16.75 $17.05 $35,460 3.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $8.89 $10.32 $21,470 9.9 %
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 3,190 $11.30 $13.83 $28,770 5.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 230 $15.61 $18.78 $39,060 7.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $11.79 $12.51 $26,020 4.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 330 $9.97 $10.19 $21,200 5.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $7.58 $7.79 $16,200 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $11.26 $12.36 $25,710 8.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (7) $7.69 $8.19 $17,040 3.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $16.02 $15.72 $32,690 4.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $14.64 $14.62 $30,410 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $13.05 $14.19 $29,520 4.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $14.88 $14.11 $29,350 2.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $7.96 $7.87 $16,380 3.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $7.34 $7.36 $15,320 8.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $10.18 $10.09 $21,000 8.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (7) $7.67 $7.73 $16,070 5.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 $15.55 $14.93 $31,040 4.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 410 $25.19 $25.35 $52,730 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $13.00 $14.94 $31,070 7.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $10.84 $10.90 $22,670 2.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $8.65 $8.86 $18,420 6.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $10.21 $10.70 $22,250 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 120 $8.08 $8.94 $18,600 9.4 %
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 5,140 $11.24 $12.36 $25,710 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $14.63 $16.07 $33,430 4.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $18.19 $20.18 $41,980 5.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 240 $13.03 $14.58 $30,330 7.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 130 $12.28 $12.43 $25,860 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 290 $8.89 $10.97 $22,820 10.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,170 $15.06 $15.05 $31,300 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 630 $10.38 $12.35 $25,690 6.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $6.23 $6.38 $13,260 7.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $6.76 $7.67 $15,950 13.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $7.99 $8.51 $17,710 6.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $17.04 $17.65 $36,700 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 180 $11.39 $11.52 $23,960 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 330 $7.64 $7.88 $16,380 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,030 $8.81 $10.02 $20,850 5.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 150 $6.50 $6.97 $14,500 5.2 %

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

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

(7) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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