Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston, WV 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 Charleston, WV MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in West Virginia. 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 Charleston, WV 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 124,350 $12.40 $15.34 $31,910 1.3 %
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 6,610 $27.35 $31.56 $65,640 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 320 $46.36 $55.50 $115,430 5.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,180 $29.19 $34.66 $72,100 3.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 180 $21.15 $22.93 $47,690 4.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $31.00 $35.11 $73,030 6.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $32.53 $35.71 $74,280 5.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $31.97 $34.34 $71,420 10.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 260 $25.98 $26.99 $56,150 2.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 250 $27.37 $28.10 $58,450 4.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 550 $28.41 $31.51 $65,530 6.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 150 $26.48 $30.59 $63,620 4.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $37.86 $34.87 $72,520 4.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $24.56 $26.68 $55,500 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $25.65 $27.08 $56,330 5.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $30.79 $33.97 $70,650 7.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $61,010 2.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (7) $32.80 $37.25 $77,490 7.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 190 $40.37 $41.18 $85,640 5.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 230 $15.01 $17.17 $35,710 5.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 370 $24.75 $26.90 $55,950 2.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $32.98 $35.03 $72,870 7.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $24.02 $25.43 $52,890 1.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 $10.48 $14.22 $29,580 13.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 150 $22.91 $22.77 $47,370 3.1 %
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 4,430 $19.86 $21.41 $44,540 3.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $17.10 $19.36 $40,260 6.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $21.06 $23.98 $49,880 5.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $17.05 $19.01 $39,540 6.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 190 $15.96 $18.61 $38,700 7.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $22.13 $24.72 $51,410 6.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $13.00 $16.34 $33,990 8.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $18.02 $18.95 $39,420 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 $19.23 $20.93 $43,530 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,260 $20.69 $21.78 $45,290 3.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $20.30 $21.09 $43,860 2.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $16.96 $18.99 $39,490 9.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 100 $22.29 $24.66 $51,290 8.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $15.10 $18.98 $39,490 14.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 70 $17.20 $19.27 $40,070 3.3 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $30.23 $29.62 $61,600 2.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $17.33 $17.68 $36,770 6.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $16.78 $18.58 $38,640 13.3 %
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 1,570 $20.81 $21.89 $45,520 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 350 $20.52 $21.52 $44,770 3.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $23.75 $24.55 $51,070 9.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $29.68 $29.12 $60,580 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 320 $12.85 $14.55 $30,250 7.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 220 $25.93 $26.22 $54,530 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 110 $21.97 $20.51 $42,670 5.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $23.85 $25.77 $53,610 8.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 180 $19.75 $20.61 $42,870 3.6 %
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 1,980 $22.25 $24.04 $50,010 3.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 $21.66 $23.28 $48,420 8.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 110 $35.62 $35.62 $74,090 3.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 340 $26.72 $26.87 $55,890 2.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (7) $21.29 $23.56 $49,000 6.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $34.75 $33.69 $70,070 4.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $26.29 $27.15 $56,470 5.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $23.23 $23.37 $48,620 6.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $30.17 $28.58 $59,450 3.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $34.34 $31.79 $66,130 7.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $18.01 $17.39 $36,180 4.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $15.43 $16.83 $35,010 10.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 320 $16.45 $16.47 $34,270 4.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $21.62 $21.82 $45,380 9.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 $17.33 $18.09 $37,630 2.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $30.52 $30.11 $62,640 8.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $16.63 $16.24 $33,770 5.4 %
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 1,340 $17.38 $19.91 $41,410 6.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 140 $26.36 $28.66 $59,600 9.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 120 $21.05 $21.52 $44,750 2.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 100 $20.89 $24.53 $51,020 9.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $17.15 $20.63 $42,920 10.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $18.98 $20.21 $42,040 8.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 210 $10.51 $14.10 $29,330 14.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 100 $17.24 $18.73 $38,950 9.9 %
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 1,500 $12.72 $13.82 $28,740 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $17.57 $17.68 $36,780 9.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $17.04 $17.57 $36,550 8.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 90 $16.43 $16.41 $34,140 7.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $12.03 $12.25 $25,480 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 240 $13.73 $14.99 $31,180 2.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $9.49 $11.02 $22,920 6.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $12.40 $13.35 $27,760 4.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 320 $9.02 $9.48 $19,730 4.3 %
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 1,570 $23.56 $31.13 $64,740 10.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 750 $34.06 $46.07 $95,820 11.2 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 30 $38.15 $41.62 $86,580 12.0 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $30.87 $31.19 $64,880 6.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 600 $13.78 $14.77 $30,720 3.2 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $17.40 $17.11 $35,590 2.9 %
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 5,780 $18.38 $18.19 $37,830 3.5 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $39,510 5.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $57,420 2.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 330 $17.36 $21.39 $44,490 19.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $6.64 $7.78 $16,190 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 190 (4) (4) $39,650 4.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 850 (4) (4) $41,230 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 540 (4) (4) $40,970 2.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 630 (4) (4) $41,230 1.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 70 $12.41 $13.56 $28,200 10.3 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 40 $11.62 $12.44 $25,870 1.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $19.97 $20.48 $42,600 2.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $24.48 $23.54 $48,960 5.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 560 (4) (4) $22,890 2.6 %
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 1,340 $13.10 $16.46 $34,230 6.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 130 $7.95 $8.13 $16,900 4.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $15.06 $15.87 $33,020 4.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $19.43 $17.90 $37,220 9.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $28,680 7.5 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (7) (4) (4) $34,820 3.3 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $14.86 $18.64 $38,760 7.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (7) $9.14 $9.28 $19,300 7.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $16.64 $18.07 $37,580 2.9 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $11.59 $16.42 $34,150 20.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (7) $21.17 $23.92 $49,750 1.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $9.78 $11.05 $22,980 11.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.96 $12.53 $26,060 6.6 %
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 7,770 $19.48 $23.79 $49,490 5.6 %
29-1020 Dentists 150 $32.39 $36.19 $75,280 14.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $19.68 $19.93 $41,460 7.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $33.34 $34.56 $71,880 9.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $39.60 $38.30 $79,660 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $60.81 $66.77 $138,890 9.8 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (7) (5) $72.32 $150,420 13.7 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) $44.42 $58.16 $120,970 25.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $25.50 $27.51 $57,230 5.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,170 $20.46 $21.90 $45,550 4.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $25.58 $26.50 $55,120 4.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 190 $30.50 $30.73 $63,910 1.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 130 $17.70 $17.59 $36,590 3.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $20.35 $21.35 $44,420 3.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $28.77 $36.36 $75,630 25.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (7) $18.55 $18.26 $37,970 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $15.00 $14.87 $30,930 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $19.92 $19.75 $41,080 3.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (7) $14.11 $14.57 $30,300 2.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 70 $22.96 $23.76 $49,420 3.3 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 50 $23.21 $23.48 $48,840 5.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $17.52 $17.53 $36,470 2.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 260 $9.96 $10.14 $21,090 2.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 190 $11.85 $11.92 $24,790 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $9.72 $9.54 $19,840 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 990 $14.38 $14.55 $30,250 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.39 $10.68 $22,220 2.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $11.96 $11.55 $24,020 4.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 30 $28.81 $29.78 $61,940 4.2 %
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 3,220 $8.92 $9.28 $19,300 1.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 440 $7.80 $7.87 $16,370 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,640 $8.89 $8.98 $18,680 1.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $14.68 $14.28 $29,690 4.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.41 $9.84 $20,470 3.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (7) $8.01 $8.17 $16,990 5.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 390 $9.75 $9.64 $20,040 2.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $11.42 $11.66 $24,250 5.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $10.71 $10.65 $22,150 2.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $7.67 $7.85 $16,320 6.7 %
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 2,820 $9.45 $11.68 $24,300 8.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $26.73 $29.61 $61,590 8.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $18.63 $22.13 $46,040 21.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 520 $15.56 $15.56 $32,370 2.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (7) $20.71 $20.59 $42,820 9.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,400 $6.87 $7.40 $15,390 3.6 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $9.93 $11.00 $22,870 9.5 %
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 9,810 $6.68 $7.30 $15,180 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $10.32 $12.34 $25,660 9.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 870 $9.44 $10.79 $22,450 4.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 870 $6.40 $6.39 $13,290 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 480 $9.00 $8.96 $18,640 1.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 710 $8.12 $8.52 $17,730 3.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 310 $7.14 $7.45 $15,510 7.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 840 $6.56 $6.94 $14,420 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 230 $6.51 $6.85 $14,250 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,090 $6.39 $6.54 $13,610 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 180 $6.48 $6.57 $13,670 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,110 $6.35 $6.43 $13,380 1.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $8.17 $8.39 $17,460 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 340 $6.70 $6.67 $13,880 2.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $6.61 $6.96 $14,470 4.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $6.65 $6.74 $14,020 2.4 %
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 4,220 $7.30 $8.31 $17,280 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $11.93 $12.73 $26,470 4.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $12.64 $14.20 $29,540 6.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,390 $6.81 $8.07 $16,790 5.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 830 $6.94 $7.32 $15,220 3.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $9.80 $10.95 $22,780 3.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 670 $8.09 $8.52 $17,720 2.8 %
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 1,920 $7.76 $8.94 $18,590 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $12.03 $15.07 $31,350 14.1 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 90 $9.84 $9.99 $20,770 4.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $9.80 $9.31 $19,360 6.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (7) $8.43 $9.43 $19,620 2.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 260 $7.43 $8.33 $17,320 5.0 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (7) $10.14 $11.73 $24,390 16.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 160 $6.41 $6.56 $13,640 5.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 510 $6.91 $6.95 $14,450 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $10.17 $11.88 $24,710 16.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $8.61 $9.53 $19,830 9.7 %
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 14,380 $9.29 $12.95 $26,930 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,270 $12.73 $16.17 $33,630 8.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $24.28 $26.57 $55,260 5.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,210 $6.53 $6.84 $14,230 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 480 $6.68 $7.80 $16,220 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 330 $10.27 $11.35 $23,610 10.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,260 $7.53 $9.43 $19,610 4.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $15.74 $18.61 $38,720 5.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 910 $14.35 $17.44 $36,280 10.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $16.38 $30.66 $63,770 23.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 520 $20.71 $22.17 $46,120 13.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,520 $16.79 $20.05 $41,710 8.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (7) $9.87 $11.17 $23,240 10.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $15.34 $16.71 $34,750 5.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,400 $10.37 $13.13 $27,300 11.0 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 60 $16.40 $16.28 $33,860 6.7 %
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 23,920 $11.01 $11.99 $24,930 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,270 $16.57 $18.33 $38,120 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 280 $8.63 $9.09 $18,900 2.8 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 340 $12.13 $14.17 $29,470 12.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 360 $11.31 $12.02 $25,000 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 690 $10.89 $11.27 $23,450 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,980 $11.72 $12.14 $25,260 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $13.51 $13.30 $27,670 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $12.21 $12.63 $26,280 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 510 $8.41 $8.55 $17,770 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $9.60 $9.90 $20,580 5.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,640 $11.11 $11.93 $24,820 3.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $8.50 $9.18 $19,090 4.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $6.77 $6.95 $14,450 2.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $8.20 $8.79 $18,270 3.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (7) $8.27 $8.71 $18,120 11.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $8.02 $8.71 $18,110 4.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (7) $11.21 $11.39 $23,680 5.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 190 $11.18 $12.67 $26,350 6.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $14.08 $14.47 $30,100 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,180 $9.36 $9.26 $19,260 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 170 $10.42 $10.14 $21,080 8.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $10.65 $10.57 $21,990 4.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $9.30 $11.01 $22,900 9.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 $12.46 $13.03 $27,100 7.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $19.43 $19.38 $40,310 2.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 290 $20.12 $20.12 $41,840 2.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 330 $18.65 $17.24 $35,870 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $16.86 $16.81 $34,970 6.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 $10.56 $10.98 $22,830 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,460 $8.89 $9.75 $20,280 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (7) $14.64 $14.03 $29,180 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,380 $14.81 $15.32 $31,860 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 370 $13.64 $13.92 $28,950 2.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 390 $9.14 $9.40 $19,550 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,430 $10.65 $11.32 $23,550 3.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 150 $12.77 $13.53 $28,150 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 680 $11.68 $11.70 $24,330 6.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 150 $9.57 $10.33 $21,500 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 420 $9.49 $10.19 $21,190 6.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 140 $8.23 $8.96 $18,640 4.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,780 $10.09 $10.74 $22,340 2.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 120 $9.38 $10.06 $20,920 9.1 %
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 60 $10.51 $10.94 $22,750 5.8 %
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 7,460 $15.55 $17.07 $35,520 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 500 $23.68 $23.52 $48,910 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (7) $11.67 $12.34 $25,670 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,170 $13.12 $15.60 $32,450 6.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (7) $10.59 $11.52 $23,960 5.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $23.75 $20.10 $41,800 9.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 640 $16.28 $16.56 $34,440 4.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 910 $17.79 $20.03 $41,660 5.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $19.48 $18.35 $38,160 10.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 610 $19.90 $20.17 $41,940 6.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 330 $18.55 $17.28 $35,950 7.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 610 $14.87 $17.08 $35,530 11.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $15.84 $16.62 $34,570 12.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $23.14 $20.04 $41,690 10.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 70 $15.57 $16.74 $34,830 7.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 440 $9.77 $9.65 $20,070 5.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (7) $10.34 $11.20 $23,290 3.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $8.91 $9.05 $18,820 5.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 250 $16.79 $17.26 $35,890 3.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 50 $15.59 $16.62 $34,570 10.2 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (7) $13.59 $14.57 $30,300 12.9 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 60 $20.02 $19.64 $40,850 2.3 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 60 $20.03 $19.67 $40,910 2.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 70 $11.76 $11.58 $24,090 4.5 %
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 6,300 $15.64 $16.49 $34,300 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 500 $22.79 $23.55 $48,980 3.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 410 $18.49 $19.26 $40,060 5.7 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 80 $25.65 $25.38 $52,780 2.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 220 $10.49 $12.48 $25,960 4.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 780 $12.48 $14.23 $29,590 6.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 $15.47 $15.71 $32,680 5.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 310 $18.57 $17.95 $37,340 2.3 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers (7) $10.26 $10.17 $21,160 6.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $8.09 $8.37 $17,410 7.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (7) $19.40 $19.08 $39,700 14.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 $15.55 $16.49 $34,300 5.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $6.35 $7.38 $15,360 17.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 440 $21.42 $21.54 $44,810 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,270 $11.50 $12.70 $26,410 4.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 $13.54 $14.95 $31,090 8.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 190 $16.91 $16.86 $35,070 5.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (7) $12.05 $14.26 $29,650 7.9 %
49-9096 Riggers 70 $24.11 $21.05 $43,790 14.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $11.46 $14.95 $31,090 13.8 %
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 6,830 $13.18 $14.98 $31,150 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 570 $23.51 $24.67 $51,310 3.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (7) $12.35 $12.54 $26,080 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (7) $12.89 $12.62 $26,260 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $10.85 $11.15 $23,200 4.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (7) $10.13 $9.60 $19,970 5.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $13.33 $13.45 $27,970 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 320 $13.07 $14.54 $30,240 8.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 490 $14.34 $15.74 $32,740 4.3 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.97 $13.51 $28,110 6.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 $10.52 $10.78 $22,430 3.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $7.52 $7.47 $15,540 1.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $6.49 $6.95 $14,460 4.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 100 $7.67 $8.07 $16,790 5.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 40 $8.34 $9.43 $19,610 16.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $8.28 $8.91 $18,540 3.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $12.77 $12.98 $27,000 3.3 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 150 $24.24 $23.56 $49,000 4.4 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (7) $19.21 $19.07 $39,660 7.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $17.57 $17.94 $37,310 15.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.39 $10.50 $21,830 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 410 $11.85 $12.67 $26,350 11.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $10.74 $11.91 $24,780 3.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $11.73 $12.64 $26,300 8.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $9.48 $9.79 $20,360 6.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 180 $7.89 $9.64 $20,060 10.5 %
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 9,530 $10.89 $12.48 $25,950 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $18.76 $18.04 $37,530 8.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 310 $19.03 $20.42 $42,470 3.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (4) (4) $49,250 3.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 590 $8.03 $10.91 $22,690 14.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,740 $13.96 $15.00 $31,190 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,320 $9.28 $9.78 $20,350 3.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (7) $17.42 $18.13 $37,710 2.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 70 $7.36 $7.39 $15,370 3.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $6.94 $7.78 $16,180 6.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 120 $16.13 $15.98 $33,250 6.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $12.86 $14.46 $30,080 12.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $18.35 $18.10 $37,660 7.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 360 $12.05 $13.68 $28,440 8.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 $7.78 $8.35 $17,380 5.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,090 $8.56 $9.76 $20,310 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 610 $6.92 $8.28 $17,230 11.3 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 210 $13.16 $12.81 $26,640 2.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $9.59 $9.49 $19,740 2.9 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 60 $20.28 $20.09 $41,780 2.6 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 170 $19.08 $18.37 $38,210 4.8 %

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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