Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX 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 Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas. 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 Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX 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 114,020 $8.71 $11.85 $24,650 2.3 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,570 $23.88 $27.43 $57,040 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 210 $44.98 $50.69 $105,440 6.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,590 $26.02 $30.60 $63,650 3.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (7) $40.46 $38.12 $79,290 4.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $20.53 $26.92 $55,980 10.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $20.67 $23.22 $48,310 5.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $30.49 $30.77 $64,010 4.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $28.47 $28.50 $59,270 4.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 70 $21.17 $24.12 $50,160 7.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $29.49 $30.97 $64,420 3.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $28.95 $30.28 $62,970 6.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $22.30 $23.43 $48,730 4.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $19.56 $22.02 $45,800 6.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $10.92 $14.19 $29,510 18.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $63,120 1.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 310 $14.61 $16.26 $33,820 3.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 $18.42 $25.63 $53,310 16.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (7) $9.06 $11.89 $24,730 16.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $25.03 $26.12 $54,340 5.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 240 $14.28 $14.73 $30,640 8.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $15.85 $16.26 $33,830 7.3 %
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 2,280 $18.53 $20.75 $43,160 4.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (7) $19.78 $19.82 $41,220 9.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $15.93 $17.63 $36,660 4.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $13.76 $18.44 $38,350 19.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 580 $20.05 $20.05 $41,710 2.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $17.26 $16.78 $34,910 4.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $13.10 $14.42 $29,990 3.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $14.79 $16.25 $33,800 6.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $11.99 $13.45 $27,970 7.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 430 $20.10 $25.60 $53,250 15.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 50 $16.01 $18.01 $37,450 8.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 570 $16.82 $20.59 $42,830 8.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (7) $26.47 $31.50 $65,520 14.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 280 $14.66 $15.05 $31,310 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $20.27 $22.14 $46,050 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $16.56 $17.58 $36,570 4.1 %
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 700 $15.18 $18.08 $37,610 4.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors (7) $22.90 $20.40 $42,440 4.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $28.67 $27.70 $57,620 3.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $26.87 $28.11 $58,470 9.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $12.64 $13.29 $27,640 5.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (7) $14.50 $13.91 $28,920 5.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $10.81 $11.79 $24,510 4.4 %
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 240 $18.55 $19.28 $40,100 5.1 %
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 1,320 $15.41 $16.05 $33,390 5.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 450 $22.54 $21.26 $44,220 4.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (7) $14.92 $15.36 $31,940 6.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $10.88 $11.63 $24,190 9.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $15.02 $16.07 $33,430 4.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $18.76 $19.16 $39,860 4.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 (7) (7) (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 460 $25.43 $30.07 $62,550 8.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 200 $30.60 $37.14 $77,250 14.7 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $40.30 $32.25 $67,090 22.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $19.20 $18.68 $38,860 11.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 60 $15.32 $15.29 $31,810 23.3 %
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 10,920 $16.66 $16.20 $33,700 2.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 340 $14.25 $13.48 $28,050 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 370 (4) (4) $40,720 1.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,220 (4) (4) $39,660 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,500 (4) (4) $40,320 1.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 930 (4) (4) $42,960 1.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $43,740 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 320 (4) (4) $45,040 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $41,030 2.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $9.41 $10.82 $22,500 18.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $20.95 $19.83 $41,250 6.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $9.51 $9.36 $19,460 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 230 $24.12 $22.99 $47,820 3.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,600 (4) (4) $16,170 5.3 %
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 650 $11.29 $12.94 $26,920 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $6.60 $7.48 $15,560 9.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $14.97 $14.95 $31,090 7.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (7) $9.61 $11.03 $22,950 7.1 %
27-3010 Announcers (7) $7.73 $8.44 $17,550 6.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $11.80 $12.62 $26,240 8.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $9.94 $12.11 $25,200 5.4 %
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 5,270 $19.86 $23.76 $49,430 4.0 %
29-1020 Dentists 60 (5) $74.69 $155,350 21.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $37.58 $37.95 $78,950 3.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 $42.42 $52.57 $109,350 17.5 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) $66.09 $64.68 $134,540 3.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,860 $23.18 $23.07 $47,990 3.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $30.51 $32.14 $66,860 8.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $42.74 $41.50 $86,320 10.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (7) $19.50 $19.44 $40,440 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $24.69 $25.92 $53,900 4.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $18.33 $17.73 $36,890 3.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $11.03 $11.45 $23,820 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $28.63 $29.94 $62,280 6.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $18.99 $17.94 $37,310 8.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $10.06 $10.54 $21,920 7.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $10.35 $10.56 $21,960 2.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 130 $13.21 $13.30 $27,650 7.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 920 $15.25 $15.88 $33,020 3.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $8.72 $10.27 $21,360 7.7 %
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 5,900 $6.63 $7.45 $15,500 4.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,420 $6.19 $6.16 $12,820 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,290 $7.21 $7.19 $14,950 2.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (7) $23.47 $22.81 $47,450 6.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.90 $17.08 $35,520 22.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 120 $10.08 $11.81 $24,570 12.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 610 $10.12 $10.95 $22,780 9.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $9.48 $9.73 $20,230 3.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $10.04 $11.03 $22,950 3.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $7.72 $8.03 $16,710 5.4 %
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 3,290 $11.39 $14.14 $29,410 13.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 170 $30.29 $28.61 $59,510 8.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (7) $13.57 $13.28 $27,630 3.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 160 $21.14 $22.82 $47,460 12.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,060 $20.48 $18.92 $39,360 9.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,240 $7.37 $8.03 $16,700 6.1 %
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 9,830 $6.41 $6.83 $14,210 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $11.34 $12.36 $25,720 6.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 750 $8.80 $9.97 $20,730 5.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 600 $6.39 $6.44 $13,400 3.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 410 $7.40 $8.18 $17,000 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 580 $7.58 $7.75 $16,130 4.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 200 $6.48 $6.64 $13,820 2.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 640 $6.51 $6.61 $13,750 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 270 $6.41 $6.72 $13,980 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,760 $6.17 $6.10 $12,690 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 340 $6.29 $6.24 $12,980 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,860 $6.22 $6.34 $13,190 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 460 $6.39 $6.43 $13,380 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 430 $6.20 $6.13 $12,750 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 260 $6.35 $6.34 $13,190 3.1 %
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 3,980 $6.89 $7.44 $15,470 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $11.38 $12.11 $25,200 8.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $10.49 $13.96 $29,040 11.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,940 $6.97 $7.21 $14,990 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,020 $6.42 $6.48 $13,480 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $11.00 $10.79 $22,450 4.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 690 $7.06 $7.44 $15,480 3.4 %
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 8,890 $6.25 $6.39 $13,300 1.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $10.05 $10.74 $22,340 5.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (7) $6.43 $6.53 $13,580 3.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (7) $6.88 $7.91 $16,440 9.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $6.66 $7.16 $14,890 4.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 490 $6.22 $6.33 $13,170 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 7,370 $6.19 $6.13 $12,760 2.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (7) $11.63 $12.66 $26,320 8.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $8.35 $8.78 $18,270 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 12,670 $7.45 $9.71 $20,190 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,260 $12.79 $14.45 $30,050 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 230 $15.64 $20.52 $42,680 10.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,390 $6.70 $7.18 $14,940 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $7.58 $10.20 $21,210 9.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $8.95 $10.61 $22,070 7.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,870 $6.86 $7.94 $16,510 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $8.90 $9.66 $20,090 2.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 170 $13.66 $19.80 $41,190 16.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (7) $40.75 $42.33 $88,040 17.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 $11.15 $13.03 $27,100 11.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (7) $17.08 $22.96 $47,750 18.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 500 $15.43 $17.95 $37,340 5.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $7.77 $10.83 $22,540 17.4 %
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 19,200 $9.29 $10.26 $21,340 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,260 $14.47 $16.22 $33,730 5.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $7.64 $8.03 $16,700 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 270 $7.77 $8.42 $17,500 5.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 650 $10.36 $10.68 $22,210 5.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,200 $9.90 $10.36 $21,550 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $10.35 $10.84 $22,540 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 190 $8.48 $10.78 $22,410 11.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 520 $8.26 $8.43 $17,530 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $9.50 $9.75 $20,280 11.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 90 $6.62 $7.47 $15,530 10.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,340 $8.77 $9.10 $18,940 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $8.17 $8.91 $18,530 4.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 240 $6.54 $6.73 $14,000 4.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $10.30 $10.37 $21,560 3.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $7.01 $7.44 $15,470 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $7.29 $9.02 $18,760 15.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $12.07 $12.56 $26,130 6.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $8.98 $10.06 $20,930 5.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $10.90 $11.97 $24,900 4.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 960 $7.97 $8.21 $17,080 2.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 80 $10.59 $12.11 $25,200 8.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 90 $13.64 $15.02 $31,230 13.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $7.26 $7.55 $15,700 3.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $9.73 $9.86 $20,500 4.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $10.48 $11.14 $23,180 4.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $11.41 $11.69 $24,310 2.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $19.41 $19.31 $40,160 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $21.07 $20.56 $42,770 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $18.69 $17.40 $36,200 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $8.32 $9.55 $19,870 8.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $8.47 $9.03 $18,780 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,170 $7.37 $8.36 $17,390 3.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $9.84 $10.13 $21,070 6.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,080 $12.45 $13.10 $27,260 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 $13.06 $13.21 $27,480 5.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 300 $10.34 $10.53 $21,900 5.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,670 $9.63 $10.26 $21,350 3.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (7) $10.05 $10.99 $22,850 5.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 320 $8.74 $8.87 $18,460 3.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $13.15 $13.95 $29,030 7.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (7) $9.55 $9.27 $19,280 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,790 $7.77 $8.47 $17,620 3.2 %
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 470 $6.36 $6.63 $13,790 3.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 360 $6.20 $6.10 $12,680 4.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $6.48 $6.57 $13,670 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 4,100 $9.34 $9.91 $20,600 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $13.95 $15.62 $32,480 8.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 300 $9.90 $9.99 $20,780 1.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $9.35 $10.00 $20,800 6.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (7) $8.28 $8.95 $18,610 5.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $9.66 $9.69 $20,160 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 280 $11.69 $11.77 $24,480 3.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 30 $8.21 $8.70 $18,090 6.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 240 $11.60 $12.70 $26,420 4.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 50 $9.59 $9.34 $19,420 5.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 190 $9.13 $9.05 $18,820 2.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 $9.80 $10.05 $20,900 3.3 %
47-2181 Roofers (7) $9.32 $9.56 $19,890 3.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $10.52 $10.90 $22,680 7.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 100 $6.73 $7.09 $14,750 4.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 250 $8.09 $8.19 $17,030 3.4 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $7.71 $7.62 $15,860 3.7 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 100 $6.68 $6.79 $14,120 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $13.53 $14.33 $29,800 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (7) $8.90 $9.84 $20,460 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 4,380 $10.28 $12.04 $25,040 3.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $17.81 $19.27 $40,070 3.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $12.38 $12.56 $26,130 11.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $13.13 $13.12 $27,290 4.3 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 60 $7.56 $7.95 $16,530 11.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 580 $12.08 $12.83 $26,690 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $10.13 $11.12 $23,140 5.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $14.10 $15.07 $31,350 4.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 $11.55 $11.27 $23,450 6.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $8.54 $8.69 $18,070 6.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (7) $13.48 $14.66 $30,500 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $10.78 $11.67 $24,280 4.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 $8.64 $9.40 $19,550 9.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $10.68 $12.38 $25,740 9.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,320 $8.46 $9.27 $19,290 2.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (7) $10.23 $12.94 $26,910 8.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 70 $8.09 $9.14 $19,010 6.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 200 $6.55 $6.75 $14,030 4.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 7,100 $9.22 $10.17 $21,150 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 470 $16.49 $18.15 $37,760 3.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 90 $9.59 $9.52 $19,810 2.6 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 60 $9.61 $9.45 $19,660 3.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 390 $8.09 $8.63 $17,960 6.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $6.94 $7.38 $15,350 8.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $11.57 $10.86 $22,580 5.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $6.78 $6.87 $14,300 10.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (7) $12.73 $13.25 $27,550 5.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $8.46 $8.94 $18,590 5.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $10.44 $11.36 $23,620 9.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.27 $14.00 $29,120 8.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 220 $10.55 $10.61 $22,060 4.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $7.69 $8.80 $18,290 5.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $9.56 $11.46 $23,830 2.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $19.63 $18.39 $38,260 6.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 610 $9.58 $9.76 $20,300 1.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $7.90 $8.04 $16,710 4.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $6.75 $6.90 $14,340 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $6.20 $6.12 $12,730 3.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $8.33 $8.66 $18,000 5.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $10.36 $10.47 $21,770 2.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $8.49 $10.22 $21,250 3.6 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 50 $8.40 $8.83 $18,370 3.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $6.45 $8.40 $17,470 19.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 420 $6.74 $9.81 $20,410 9.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $6.25 $6.45 $13,420 5.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.36 $10.93 $22,730 4.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (7) $13.71 $16.45 $34,210 18.4 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $7.89 $8.73 $18,160 15.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 180 $7.00 $7.35 $15,290 3.0 %
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 7,220 $8.24 $9.56 $19,880 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $14.67 $15.96 $33,200 5.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $14.46 $16.07 $33,430 6.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (7) (4) (4) $45,570 8.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 50 $16.57 $15.25 $31,710 10.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 810 $6.78 $7.25 $15,090 4.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 440 $7.24 $8.68 $18,060 11.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,040 $12.47 $13.26 $27,580 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 940 $8.80 $10.30 $21,430 9.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 170 $6.51 $6.76 $14,060 3.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $8.83 $9.91 $20,620 9.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $10.95 $11.12 $23,140 4.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 560 $7.93 $8.44 $17,560 5.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $7.31 $7.68 $15,970 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,990 $7.11 $7.66 $15,940 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $7.42 $8.28 $17,220 4.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 330 $7.28 $8.24 $17,130 5.6 %

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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