Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA


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 Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area in Colorado. 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 Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA:

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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 153,240 $16.84 $21.55 $44,830 2.5 %
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 9,070 $43.82 $47.95 $99,740 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 270 (5) $82.36 $171,310 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,300 $45.72 $51.12 $106,330 2.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 130 $30.18 $34.31 $71,360 7.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 450 $45.79 $47.71 $99,240 3.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 430 $49.15 $53.17 $110,590 3.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 160 $56.77 $50.68 $105,410 12.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 $31.94 $34.36 $71,470 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 580 $51.31 $53.18 $110,610 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 630 $42.71 $46.04 $95,760 2.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 180 $39.43 $40.96 $85,200 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 260 $44.18 $47.96 $99,760 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 140 $47.38 $48.82 $101,550 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $33.71 $35.50 $73,850 4.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 410 $43.48 $53.25 $110,750 18.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $17.47 $20.28 $42,180 6.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 800 $55.63 $58.99 $122,690 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 270 $28.26 $28.96 $60,240 16.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $34.58 $35.50 $73,850 2.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 100 $53.03 $53.59 $111,470 5.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 290 $21.70 $25.85 $53,760 13.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 150 $18.84 $21.56 $44,840 6.3 %
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 8,600 $26.21 $29.13 $60,590 4.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 280 $19.12 $20.62 $42,890 5.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 600 $25.24 $26.32 $54,740 2.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $29.99 $28.54 $59,370 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 270 $22.44 $23.14 $48,120 4.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $17.83 $20.61 $42,860 4.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 140 $26.79 $27.93 $58,080 3.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 370 $25.94 $26.94 $56,040 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 780 $33.84 $36.60 $76,140 7.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 120 $22.11 $25.33 $52,680 11.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,830 $20.55 $23.87 $49,640 6.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $28.99 $37.90 $78,830 20.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $27.37 $27.10 $56,360 2.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (7) $25.73 $26.31 $54,730 14.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 280 $30.73 $35.59 $74,030 6.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $24.91 $32.79 $68,190 21.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 560 $28.45 $29.32 $60,980 6.8 %
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 11,150 $34.27 $35.05 $72,910 2.2 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 70 $33.44 $34.24 $71,210 7.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,120 $35.69 $36.01 $74,890 8.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,870 $38.89 $39.80 $82,780 2.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,370 $42.71 $42.91 $89,240 1.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,570 $24.91 $26.65 $55,430 4.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 250 $27.74 $30.93 $64,330 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 590 $29.93 $30.45 $63,330 2.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (7) $38.84 $36.76 $76,470 3.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 40 $31.15 $34.64 $72,050 8.8 %
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 7,290 $30.89 $33.39 $69,460 2.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 240 $26.79 $31.50 $65,530 7.1 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 70 $25.64 $28.41 $59,090 4.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 $16.11 $17.24 $35,850 4.7 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 60 $31.29 $32.36 $67,310 2.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 90 $39.51 $39.96 $83,110 3.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 420 $26.29 $33.09 $68,820 11.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 660 $45.72 $46.31 $96,310 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 680 $32.58 $34.99 $72,790 5.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 720 $42.34 $43.69 $90,880 4.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $30.60 $31.76 $66,050 4.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $47.71 $45.36 $94,350 7.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 700 $37.01 $37.85 $78,730 2.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 70 $39.45 $39.69 $82,550 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 720 $36.68 $37.34 $77,670 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 280 $18.73 $18.70 $38,910 3.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 90 $20.09 $20.46 $42,560 5.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 160 $18.21 $19.48 $40,510 4.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (7) $19.93 $19.82 $41,220 4.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 580 $21.73 $21.77 $45,290 2.2 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 50 $21.02 $21.18 $44,050 3.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 290 $24.22 $25.90 $53,880 3.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 180 $21.82 $20.87 $43,410 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $17.80 $18.05 $37,540 5.8 %
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 5,190 $25.64 $28.99 $60,310 4.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 120 $31.97 $35.29 $73,410 11.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (7) $30.69 $29.73 $61,830 4.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 520 $32.08 $32.48 $67,550 10.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 120 $27.30 $30.94 $64,360 7.1 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 $30.29 $33.60 $69,890 7.4 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 60 $31.69 $34.89 $72,560 2.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 460 $22.68 $32.13 $66,830 13.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 170 $29.51 $33.09 $68,830 10.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 110 $26.31 $25.49 $53,010 3.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 360 $19.12 $20.81 $43,280 5.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (7) $15.63 $16.02 $33,310 2.9 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,660 $18.25 $18.62 $38,720 3.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 100 $15.96 $16.48 $34,270 5.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 300 $21.22 $21.46 $44,640 3.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $18.94 $18.78 $39,060 1.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $15.90 $18.51 $38,490 9.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 270 $12.67 $14.06 $29,240 4.5 %
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 970 $21.02 $27.63 $57,470 6.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 440 $32.11 $37.13 $77,230 6.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 390 $18.47 $19.05 $39,620 4.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $15.25 $15.92 $33,120 5.2 %
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 9,020 $20.06 $21.72 $45,170 7.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $17.12 $19.56 $40,680 7.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 360 $11.16 $12.21 $25,390 5.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (7) (4) (4) $31,970 10.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (7) (4) (4) $46,550 3.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (7) (4) (4) $46,150 3.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (7) (4) (4) $47,930 3.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (7) (4) (4) $48,930 3.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 190 $12.84 $13.57 $28,220 9.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $24.81 $24.98 $51,960 1.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $17.86 $16.74 $34,820 3.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $18.22 $19.75 $41,070 5.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (7) (4) (4) $22,440 4.1 %
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 2,590 $19.30 $21.81 $45,370 3.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 60 $28.25 $33.08 $68,800 6.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 160 $22.36 $24.92 $51,830 4.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $12.28 $12.28 $25,530 2.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 270 $19.93 $20.20 $42,010 3.3 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 140 $16.12 $17.50 $36,400 3.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 200 (4) (4) $39,600 12.9 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (7) (4) (4) $35,580 3.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 380 $20.64 $22.58 $46,960 5.8 %
27-3041 Editors 350 $14.49 $17.12 $35,610 8.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 200 $28.38 $31.51 $65,550 5.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 120 $19.15 $20.85 $43,380 8.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $15.95 $17.10 $35,570 2.5 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $15.93 $16.31 $33,930 6.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $20.28 $24.73 $51,440 13.0 %
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 5,650 $24.08 $28.91 $60,140 6.9 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (7) $31.37 $28.95 $60,210 20.8 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $69.27 $144,090 16.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $39.26 $38.22 $79,500 2.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $35.58 $34.67 $72,110 3.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,570 $25.95 $26.00 $54,090 2.0 %
29-1121 Audiologists (7) $21.38 $21.83 $45,410 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 130 $23.75 $22.84 $47,510 7.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 210 $25.57 $26.30 $54,700 3.2 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (7) $12.16 $13.05 $27,140 8.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $26.61 $26.43 $54,970 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $21.49 $22.85 $47,520 6.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 370 $39.39 $38.00 $79,040 5.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $29.16 $30.68 $63,820 7.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $21.68 $21.94 $45,630 3.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $13.54 $13.22 $27,510 3.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $17.79 $18.41 $38,280 6.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 140 $12.53 $12.59 $26,190 2.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 560 $16.78 $17.40 $36,190 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $13.45 $14.89 $30,970 5.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $15.23 $15.04 $31,290 3.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 $30.23 $32.11 $66,800 5.2 %
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 2,510 $12.51 $14.03 $29,180 3.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 390 $10.54 $11.14 $23,170 6.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 770 $11.03 $11.33 $23,560 2.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (7) $11.06 $11.33 $23,560 4.9 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 130 $23.20 $22.14 $46,040 6.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 450 $20.21 $20.24 $42,100 13.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 300 $13.06 $13.67 $28,430 5.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $7.26 $9.19 $19,120 24.5 %
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 1,780 $19.18 $19.29 $40,130 5.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $36.55 $35.29 $73,410 3.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 590 $25.30 $26.38 $54,880 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 340 $10.59 $11.58 $24,090 5.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (7) $14.42 $13.39 $27,860 11.8 %
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 12,200 $8.04 $8.83 $18,370 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 140 $15.78 $15.53 $32,300 3.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 790 $14.94 $15.15 $31,510 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 280 $7.49 $7.77 $16,160 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $11.85 $11.71 $24,350 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 940 $10.09 $10.40 $21,630 4.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 300 $6.67 $7.51 $15,620 6.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,060 $8.83 $9.17 $19,060 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 460 $7.17 $9.00 $18,730 9.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,570 $7.65 $7.60 $15,800 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 800 $7.17 $7.19 $14,960 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,660 $6.76 $7.93 $16,500 3.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $10.74 $11.25 $23,400 6.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 330 $6.63 $7.09 $14,760 4.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 760 $7.98 $7.98 $16,600 5.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 420 $8.22 $8.27 $17,200 3.7 %
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 4,360 $10.19 $10.84 $22,550 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $17.41 $16.21 $33,720 5.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 200 $15.69 $15.75 $32,760 11.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,100 $9.72 $10.10 $21,010 3.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $9.23 $9.33 $19,410 3.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,110 $10.71 $11.44 $23,800 3.7 %
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 3,590 $10.28 $11.64 $24,210 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 190 $14.24 $15.56 $32,350 5.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $9.92 $10.49 $21,820 6.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $7.18 $7.19 $14,950 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 270 $7.59 $7.77 $16,150 3.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 490 $12.60 $13.33 $27,720 5.9 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 70 $14.37 $14.78 $30,740 9.0 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 90 $20.43 $19.92 $41,430 22.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 620 $9.40 $9.46 $19,670 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 650 $9.11 $9.02 $18,770 3.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 420 $14.52 $15.56 $32,360 6.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 320 $11.54 $12.40 $25,790 4.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 60 $12.90 $12.78 $26,580 8.7 %
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 16,950 $12.66 $17.66 $36,720 4.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,340 $15.28 $17.52 $36,430 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 480 $29.47 $32.85 $68,340 5.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,790 $9.30 $10.09 $21,000 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $10.20 $11.26 $23,410 5.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $16.51 $16.86 $35,070 5.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,720 $9.85 $11.94 $24,840 4.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $18.76 $20.98 $43,640 4.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $20.34 $34.81 $72,390 21.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 320 $22.51 $34.27 $71,270 14.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 120 $15.47 $14.91 $31,000 3.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 690 $27.00 $30.54 $63,510 5.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,690 $26.60 $34.84 $72,470 9.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (7) $11.91 $12.45 $25,890 4.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 140 $31.47 $29.31 $60,960 21.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (7) $19.46 $20.88 $43,440 10.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 210 $32.37 $34.01 $70,730 5.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 360 $10.46 $12.04 $25,050 8.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 25,460 $14.28 $15.09 $31,390 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,470 $20.83 $22.09 $45,950 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $11.42 $11.90 $24,750 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $14.53 $14.80 $30,780 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 510 $13.18 $13.43 $27,930 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,880 $15.65 $15.91 $33,080 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $16.29 $16.96 $35,270 1.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $17.51 $17.51 $36,420 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 490 $11.37 $11.55 $24,030 3.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $17.38 $17.53 $36,470 6.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $17.53 $17.95 $37,340 2.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (7) $12.73 $12.58 $26,170 4.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,040 $14.64 $15.16 $31,530 2.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (7) $14.04 $14.72 $30,620 9.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 330 $8.38 $10.06 $20,920 8.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $9.65 $9.52 $19,800 6.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 390 $11.80 $12.04 $25,030 1.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 120 $13.27 $13.63 $28,340 3.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 200 $16.68 $17.37 $36,130 3.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 200 $13.27 $13.52 $28,110 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 300 $14.29 $15.04 $31,280 4.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 200 $16.86 $17.07 $35,510 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,920 $10.99 $11.34 $23,580 2.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (7) $13.58 $14.12 $29,370 3.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 180 $9.11 $9.56 $19,890 4.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $19.39 $19.15 $39,830 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $13.68 $14.59 $30,360 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $19.20 $18.88 $39,260 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 510 $20.71 $20.60 $42,860 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 190 $18.95 $18.23 $37,920 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 390 $19.67 $20.42 $42,480 2.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 770 $13.08 $13.52 $28,130 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,310 $11.09 $11.65 $24,230 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $13.38 $14.52 $30,200 4.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,600 $19.44 $19.95 $41,490 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $18.65 $19.02 $39,550 10.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 70 $17.05 $16.11 $33,500 6.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,270 $14.85 $15.21 $31,640 2.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 400 $11.77 $12.22 $25,420 2.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 170 $15.20 $15.02 $31,240 3.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $13.73 $14.69 $30,560 8.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 150 $14.18 $13.64 $28,360 5.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $12.49 $12.67 $26,350 1.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,370 $12.77 $13.37 $27,810 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 110 $6.83 $9.14 $19,000 17.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (7) $6.20 $6.47 $13,460 11.4 %
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 5,170 $16.59 $17.39 $36,180 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 600 $23.77 $24.27 $50,490 3.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $19.82 $18.80 $39,110 11.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 970 $16.16 $16.04 $33,360 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $19.07 $19.24 $40,020 7.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 640 $12.50 $12.97 $26,970 4.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $17.04 $17.51 $36,420 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $15.73 $15.78 $32,820 2.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 620 $19.66 $19.49 $40,540 4.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 110 $18.79 $18.10 $37,650 4.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 270 $13.44 $14.14 $29,410 7.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $16.66 $17.07 $35,500 4.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 280 $14.99 $14.94 $31,070 2.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $16.23 $16.23 $33,760 5.3 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $12.05 $11.91 $24,770 12.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 80 $12.59 $13.24 $27,530 3.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $14.94 $14.94 $31,080 3.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 110 $24.68 $24.80 $51,590 8.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $16.47 $16.68 $34,700 2.9 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,100 $18.48 $19.10 $39,720 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $23.54 $26.20 $54,490 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 350 $18.36 $18.80 $39,110 3.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 $15.51 $15.85 $32,970 7.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $19.63 $22.32 $46,430 12.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 650 $20.36 $20.44 $42,520 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $19.17 $18.84 $39,180 3.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $20.20 $20.27 $42,150 2.0 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers (7) $16.13 $15.96 $33,190 3.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 170 $10.23 $10.40 $21,640 3.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $19.67 $19.25 $40,030 5.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $22.08 $23.08 $48,010 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 920 $17.04 $17.18 $35,730 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $21.32 $20.57 $42,790 5.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (7) $14.96 $15.06 $31,330 5.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 120 $11.63 $13.25 $27,570 6.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $11.03 $12.49 $25,980 3.8 %
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 9,430 $13.60 $15.06 $31,320 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 720 $24.86 $25.68 $53,420 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 920 $13.30 $13.66 $28,420 2.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 240 $12.68 $13.09 $27,220 1.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,070 $10.83 $11.31 $23,530 3.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 170 $10.71 $11.26 $23,410 3.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (7) $15.81 $15.41 $32,040 2.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 70 $9.39 $9.78 $20,350 8.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 280 $13.18 $13.88 $28,880 3.6 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $19.32 $19.88 $41,350 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.54 $14.11 $29,350 4.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.94 $15.48 $32,210 11.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $19.05 $21.84 $45,430 16.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 390 $20.29 $19.51 $40,580 3.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $11.83 $13.40 $27,870 3.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.36 $14.85 $30,890 8.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $24.09 $22.85 $47,530 1.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 110 $18.29 $17.91 $37,250 2.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.43 $16.62 $34,570 17.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $12.81 $13.51 $28,090 4.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers (7) $18.36 $17.30 $35,980 4.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (7) $13.92 $15.60 $32,440 8.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $17.82 $17.61 $36,620 2.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $9.47 $10.03 $20,860 4.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $9.74 $9.82 $20,430 9.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 $10.79 $11.31 $23,510 3.9 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers (7) $13.19 $14.91 $31,020 8.8 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (7) $17.01 $17.00 $35,360 3.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $11.19 $11.69 $24,320 3.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 180 $23.74 $23.50 $48,870 3.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $11.31 $12.28 $25,540 8.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $17.23 $17.53 $36,460 4.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $15.73 $15.61 $32,480 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 550 $14.66 $15.07 $31,360 2.7 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (7) $14.25 $15.75 $32,750 15.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $11.55 $11.71 $24,360 4.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $14.50 $17.32 $36,030 7.4 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (7) $10.78 $11.17 $23,230 4.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 80 $11.70 $12.26 $25,500 5.7 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (7) $12.24 $12.95 $26,940 4.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (7) $16.90 $16.69 $34,720 13.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 90 $9.85 $9.89 $20,570 7.2 %
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 6,400 $11.92 $15.30 $31,810 11.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $16.85 $18.09 $37,620 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 240 $25.89 $35.93 $74,740 10.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 150 $8.59 $9.34 $19,420 9.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 560 $15.98 $16.24 $33,790 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,290 $10.35 $12.03 $25,030 11.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.35 $10.30 $21,430 4.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $9.21 $9.22 $19,170 5.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $9.93 $10.30 $21,430 8.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 370 $14.03 $14.71 $30,590 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 460 $12.14 $12.16 $25,290 7.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,140 $10.32 $10.51 $21,860 1.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $9.80 $9.96 $20,720 2.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 680 $8.67 $8.93 $18,570 2.3 %

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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