Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chattanooga, TN-GA 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 Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Tennessee and Georgia. 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 Chattanooga, TN-GA 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 220,000 $12.62 $15.52 $32,280 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 12,120 $27.59 $33.10 $68,850 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 770 $61.29 $64.29 $133,720 3.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,070 $30.14 $36.38 $75,660 1.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 100 $9.15 $21.94 $45,630 21.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 $19.63 $28.45 $59,180 15.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 260 $28.08 $32.78 $68,190 4.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 650 $26.51 $31.14 $64,770 4.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $22.22 $24.93 $51,850 6.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 890 $17.58 $22.03 $45,820 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 390 $34.85 $34.53 $71,820 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,070 $25.84 $28.27 $58,810 5.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 260 $25.92 $29.24 $60,830 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 350 $30.07 $31.02 $64,510 2.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 160 $26.58 $25.50 $53,040 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 240 $25.03 $26.01 $54,100 2.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 210 $26.13 $28.13 $58,510 3.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $15.86 $17.20 $35,790 5.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 280 (4) (4) $69,670 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 280 $38.48 $38.21 $79,470 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 560 $14.47 $15.40 $32,040 4.4 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $13.60 $17.15 $35,670 13.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $13.09 $14.16 $29,450 5.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 320 $29.63 $38.91 $80,920 8.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $33.94 $32.88 $68,380 3.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 140 $14.78 $17.77 $36,960 11.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $20.23 $21.08 $43,840 4.7 %
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 6,850 $22.65 $26.05 $54,190 7.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $23.88 $22.65 $47,120 5.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 380 $22.79 $24.24 $50,410 6.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 330 $18.15 $20.65 $42,950 9.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 180 $17.87 $20.14 $41,880 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 290 $21.79 $22.61 $47,020 2.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 290 $17.73 $20.50 $42,630 6.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 200 $16.00 $17.46 $36,320 5.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 230 $20.27 $22.62 $47,060 4.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 370 $23.13 $31.59 $65,700 8.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $16.50 $18.61 $38,700 8.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,300 $19.92 $21.88 $45,520 4.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 $17.96 $20.98 $43,630 12.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $16.31 $18.81 $39,120 8.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 110 $26.33 $33.74 $70,170 10.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $29.22 $29.80 $61,980 4.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $20.99 $22.45 $46,700 4.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 380 $16.56 $18.85 $39,200 7.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $18.98 $20.95 $43,570 16.5 %
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 2,970 $24.69 $26.76 $55,670 5.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 690 $24.76 $26.56 $55,240 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (7) $41.69 $43.78 $91,060 8.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $38.61 $37.20 $77,370 13.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 470 $15.74 $17.51 $36,430 7.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 620 $28.83 $28.15 $58,560 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $29.62 $29.53 $61,430 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 330 $24.03 $25.11 $52,230 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $23.81 $24.41 $50,770 3.3 %
15-2011 Actuaries (7) $31.60 $37.04 $77,050 10.6 %
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 3,580 $25.91 $27.11 $56,380 4.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 150 (7) (7) (7) (7)
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $17.96 $19.11 $39,740 9.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 260 $28.41 $27.93 $58,100 4.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 410 $33.56 $33.14 $68,930 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $30.14 $30.20 $62,810 3.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 160 $27.16 $27.05 $56,250 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 610 $31.77 $31.06 $64,610 2.9 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 40 $39.30 $38.94 $80,990 2.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $16.95 $18.32 $38,110 3.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 80 $15.90 $16.31 $33,930 4.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 220 $18.18 $20.33 $42,290 5.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $16.39 $17.25 $35,870 4.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 230 $23.05 $22.24 $46,260 1.7 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (7) $13.23 $14.79 $30,770 2.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (7) $21.53 $21.70 $45,140 4.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 70 $17.94 $18.44 $38,350 3.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $13.30 $15.41 $32,050 19.5 %
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 570 $18.89 $21.49 $44,690 4.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $19.97 $23.25 $48,350 10.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $19.14 $19.55 $40,660 3.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $21.88 $22.47 $46,740 2.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (7) $14.50 $14.23 $29,590 5.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 120 $16.26 $15.86 $32,980 4.3 %
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 2,140 $12.88 $14.39 $29,940 2.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (7) $14.26 $13.65 $28,390 6.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 350 $14.80 $16.29 $33,870 5.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 120 $16.89 $20.32 $42,260 13.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $11.14 $12.24 $25,460 7.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 500 $12.66 $13.69 $28,480 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $15.50 $16.42 $34,160 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 310 $11.49 $12.62 $26,240 1.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $15.90 $17.01 $35,390 3.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $14.81 $15.29 $31,790 1.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $10.93 $11.57 $24,060 4.4 %
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 1,050 $26.21 $38.13 $79,320 10.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 500 $48.91 $59.05 $122,830 7.4 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $25.65 $29.49 $61,330 1.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 340 $16.76 $18.47 $38,420 2.6 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 60 $13.32 $13.72 $28,530 1.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $14.38 $14.36 $29,870 4.7 %
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 10,060 $16.13 $15.94 $33,150 2.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $51,640 1.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $42,550 1.7 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $39,450 1.9 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $44,050 1.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $42,240 2.5 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $34,550 1.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $37,610 1.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $19.78 $19.99 $41,580 5.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 340 $6.87 $8.77 $18,240 6.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 330 (4) (4) $37,610 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,960 (4) (4) $38,760 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 790 (4) (4) $37,790 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,410 (4) (4) $42,410 2.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $40,910 7.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 320 (4) (4) $34,170 7.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $42,220 3.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $42,390 3.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 90 $14.03 $13.94 $29,000 3.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $11.26 $11.99 $24,950 3.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 220 $18.88 $18.13 $37,710 6.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $9.60 $10.91 $22,690 6.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 180 $17.98 $19.28 $40,110 4.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,790 (4) (4) $16,230 3.8 %
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 1,990 $13.35 $15.00 $31,190 3.1 %
27-1011 Art Directors 50 $8.43 $11.94 $24,840 14.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $19.66 $21.69 $45,120 6.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $9.79 $9.75 $20,280 2.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 180 $15.47 $15.65 $32,540 3.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 80 $8.26 $11.98 $24,910 11.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 110 (4) (4) $31,220 8.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 150 (4) (4) $27,980 8.7 %
27-3010 Announcers (7) $12.61 $12.56 $26,120 7.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 130 $15.87 $20.09 $41,790 11.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $15.12 $15.59 $32,440 3.5 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $18.55 $20.24 $42,090 10.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 60 $14.01 $16.70 $34,730 14.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $12.78 $14.29 $29,720 5.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 80 $11.22 $12.32 $25,630 6.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 100 $10.52 $11.87 $24,690 8.7 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 40 $15.61 $15.11 $31,440 4.5 %
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 10,880 $19.69 $26.34 $54,790 6.3 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) $55.91 $70.69 $147,030 17.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $16.96 $17.45 $36,310 8.5 %
29-1041 Optometrists (7) $48.81 $44.84 $93,270 9.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 330 $41.14 $42.97 $89,380 4.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 (5) $74.77 $155,520 7.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General 70 (5) $91.59 $190,510 7.4 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (7) (5) (5) (5) 10.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) $84.73 $176,250 18.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 130 $30.61 $28.12 $58,490 4.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,760 $21.24 $22.28 $46,350 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (7) $30.03 $28.00 $58,250 5.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 220 $29.06 $28.62 $59,520 2.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $12.49 $12.74 $26,510 5.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 250 $19.85 $19.90 $41,400 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $24.00 $26.12 $54,330 14.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $38.54 $53.67 $111,630 22.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 $12.13 $13.44 $27,960 9.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 400 $13.65 $15.99 $33,260 13.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 $21.03 $20.53 $42,700 4.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 290 $19.88 $19.96 $41,520 4.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 410 $10.70 $11.38 $23,670 3.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 90 $6.90 $7.82 $16,270 12.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 410 $11.30 $11.08 $23,040 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $9.51 $10.18 $21,180 7.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,430 $14.96 $14.94 $31,080 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $10.34 $10.84 $22,550 3.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $14.16 $13.60 $28,280 2.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $18.77 $20.24 $42,110 6.1 %
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 5,770 $9.54 $10.13 $21,060 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,100 $8.25 $8.39 $17,450 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,250 $9.10 $9.25 $19,230 2.3 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 330 $10.07 $10.19 $21,200 1.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (7) $20.22 $20.29 $42,200 7.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 180 $17.94 $18.32 $38,110 1.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.25 $9.25 $19,240 2.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 370 $13.77 $13.52 $28,130 4.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 830 $10.41 $11.11 $23,100 5.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $12.14 $12.06 $25,070 3.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 160 $7.79 $8.14 $16,940 4.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $7.03 $7.44 $15,480 7.1 %
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 4,630 $12.44 $13.16 $27,370 6.8 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $13.87 $16.14 $33,560 5.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $21.26 $23.16 $48,170 2.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 340 $12.73 $14.27 $29,690 5.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 140 $16.12 $17.81 $37,050 9.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,080 $15.54 $15.55 $32,350 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,810 $7.87 $8.81 $18,330 4.3 %
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 18,850 $6.81 $7.43 $15,450 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 210 $13.48 $13.55 $28,180 4.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,140 $11.24 $11.91 $24,780 5.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,460 $6.45 $6.87 $14,290 6.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 990 $7.48 $7.69 $15,990 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,040 $9.08 $9.09 $18,900 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 260 $7.81 $7.80 $16,220 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,320 $7.80 $7.89 $16,420 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 340 $7.31 $8.31 $17,280 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,720 $6.36 $6.44 $13,400 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,060 $7.49 $7.40 $15,390 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,310 $6.34 $6.65 $13,840 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 290 $8.10 $8.10 $16,850 4.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 380 $6.96 $7.23 $15,030 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 700 $7.30 $7.22 $15,010 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 520 $6.66 $6.74 $14,010 2.2 %
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 6,360 $8.43 $9.19 $19,110 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 250 $12.81 $13.57 $28,230 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $13.28 $13.81 $28,720 2.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,610 $8.29 $9.23 $19,190 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,980 $7.67 $7.73 $16,080 3.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 190 $11.42 $11.25 $23,410 5.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,130 $9.31 $9.68 $20,140 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 3,400 $7.88 $9.01 $18,740 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $10.99 $12.41 $25,820 8.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $6.74 $6.99 $14,540 5.5 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists (7) $7.93 $7.56 $15,720 8.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $6.49 $6.51 $13,550 3.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $7.01 $7.62 $15,860 2.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 80 $7.97 $8.04 $16,710 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 610 $8.20 $8.92 $18,560 6.4 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $6.42 $6.49 $13,490 4.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 740 $7.03 $7.62 $15,840 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 300 $7.08 $7.19 $14,960 7.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 320 $10.44 $10.95 $22,770 7.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $7.80 $8.53 $17,730 6.4 %
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 19,050 $9.09 $13.24 $27,530 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,580 $13.21 $16.16 $33,620 4.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 490 $24.39 $26.32 $54,740 4.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,980 $7.42 $7.60 $15,810 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 600 $8.18 $9.12 $18,980 3.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 360 $12.92 $13.21 $27,470 3.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,060 $8.32 $10.31 $21,440 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $18.01 $20.86 $43,380 10.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 310 $19.09 $24.17 $50,270 11.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 190 $31.07 $40.90 $85,070 6.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $12.13 $12.21 $25,390 12.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 610 $28.14 $26.96 $56,070 4.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,890 $18.15 $21.55 $44,830 6.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 150 $10.37 $11.73 $24,390 9.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 $16.48 $20.28 $42,180 11.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 60 $24.09 $27.15 $56,480 8.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 640 $8.00 $8.36 $17,390 4.2 %
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 36,260 $11.62 $12.44 $25,880 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,070 $17.53 $18.74 $38,980 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 370 $9.59 $9.88 $20,540 1.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 860 $12.07 $12.70 $26,410 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 890 $11.81 $12.27 $25,520 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,320 $12.51 $13.22 $27,500 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 390 $12.79 $13.13 $27,320 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $11.86 $12.28 $25,550 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 990 $9.80 $9.73 $20,230 1.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $12.51 $12.70 $26,410 1.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 $10.94 $12.81 $26,640 20.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,040 $11.71 $12.22 $25,410 2.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $12.43 $12.79 $26,600 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 280 $9.43 $9.56 $19,870 1.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 400 $8.33 $8.48 $17,630 7.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 130 $12.10 $12.09 $25,150 8.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $12.27 $12.51 $26,020 3.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $10.59 $10.61 $22,070 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 390 $11.23 $11.85 $24,650 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 280 $13.76 $14.13 $29,400 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,680 $10.41 $10.42 $21,680 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 270 $7.99 $9.39 $19,530 9.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 170 $13.09 $12.92 $26,860 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 560 $16.19 $16.61 $34,560 4.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $13.05 $13.14 $27,340 7.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 140 $19.62 $19.77 $41,130 2.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 510 $20.95 $20.34 $42,300 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 340 $18.91 $18.03 $37,510 3.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 360 $16.77 $17.17 $35,720 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,220 $11.38 $11.73 $24,390 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,450 $9.03 $9.18 $19,100 2.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 150 $11.91 $11.73 $24,390 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,880 $14.16 $15.27 $31,770 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 280 $15.64 $15.67 $32,590 2.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 310 $12.60 $12.82 $26,670 6.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,100 $10.97 $11.32 $23,540 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 400 $10.84 $11.74 $24,420 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,300 $11.73 $11.84 $24,620 4.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 140 $12.73 $14.12 $29,370 9.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $17.93 $18.44 $38,350 3.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 170 $9.40 $10.02 $20,830 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,970 $9.94 $10.32 $21,460 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 $10.55 $11.77 $24,480 5.8 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 60 $10.69 $11.37 $23,650 5.2 %
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 (7) $11.96 $11.70 $24,330 5.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (7) $8.63 $8.72 $18,140 4.6 %
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 8,920 $15.25 $15.90 $33,070 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 890 $20.49 $21.28 $44,260 3.2 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 70 $17.35 $17.33 $36,040 5.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 250 $17.97 $17.00 $35,360 5.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 620 $15.42 $15.49 $32,220 2.1 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 50 $13.26 $13.65 $28,400 8.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 350 $13.91 $14.36 $29,860 4.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 750 $10.62 $11.04 $22,960 2.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 140 $12.91 $13.47 $28,010 2.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 510 $14.67 $14.92 $31,040 2.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 180 $16.85 $16.22 $33,740 3.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,330 $19.12 $19.46 $40,470 2.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $13.55 $13.17 $27,400 2.4 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (7) $12.07 $12.32 $25,630 9.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 450 $13.27 $13.65 $28,390 2.5 %
47-2142 Paperhangers (7) $15.24 $15.16 $31,530 2.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $11.29 $11.98 $24,910 4.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 780 $18.93 $18.14 $37,740 4.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $14.18 $14.52 $30,210 5.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 560 $16.73 $17.33 $36,040 2.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 160 $17.06 $16.52 $34,350 3.9 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 120 $10.64 $10.96 $22,790 4.9 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 110 $10.85 $11.06 $23,000 2.8 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 140 $9.86 $9.93 $20,650 6.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $10.23 $11.05 $22,990 5.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $17.04 $16.61 $34,550 7.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 210 $9.98 $11.00 $22,870 3.2 %
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 9,390 $15.65 $16.45 $34,220 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 760 $21.71 $22.68 $47,170 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (7) $16.84 $17.83 $37,090 4.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 260 $16.33 $17.50 $36,390 11.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 140 $17.84 $17.25 $35,870 2.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 30 $9.21 $10.17 $21,150 11.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $12.56 $12.26 $25,500 4.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 330 $13.87 $16.44 $34,200 8.5 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (7) $17.91 $18.10 $37,660 4.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,280 $12.93 $13.45 $27,970 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 770 $16.16 $16.85 $35,050 4.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 240 $16.18 $16.24 $33,780 4.1 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 40 $11.14 $11.45 $23,830 3.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.92 $9.83 $20,460 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 330 $15.83 $16.59 $34,510 2.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 460 $16.28 $16.29 $33,890 2.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,640 $15.03 $15.38 $32,000 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 150 $14.60 $14.38 $29,910 2.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 $18.71 $18.62 $38,740 4.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 220 $18.63 $18.92 $39,350 5.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $13.26 $14.25 $29,650 7.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 100 $13.94 $13.58 $28,240 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 310 $10.02 $10.78 $22,430 5.1 %
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 26,670 $12.26 $12.84 $26,710 1.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,700 $19.90 $20.65 $42,940 1.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 140 $12.25 $14.33 $29,810 16.1 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 100 $13.22 $12.79 $26,610 8.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 530 $18.34 $17.56 $36,520 3.4 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 60 $11.69 $11.53 $23,990 8.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,560 $11.68 $11.28 $23,470 2.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 350 $9.22 $9.82 $20,430 8.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $12.09 $11.93 $24,810 3.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (7) $8.63 $8.85 $18,410 2.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (7) $14.48 $13.86 $28,830 9.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $9.39 $9.90 $20,590 6.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $11.41 $11.53 $23,980 2.1 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $16.35 $15.88 $33,030 6.0 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.26 $12.65 $26,310 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 510 $12.09 $12.60 $26,210 2.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.14 $14.12 $29,360 2.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $8.37 $10.57 $21,990 9.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 630 $13.94 $14.55 $30,270 2.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 470 $11.41 $12.23 $25,430 4.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 160 $14.94 $15.58 $32,410 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 860 $14.97 $14.54 $30,250 2.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $11.83 $12.04 $25,040 4.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.54 $11.39 $23,700 6.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (7) $11.46 $12.43 $25,850 4.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers 110 $15.05 $14.84 $30,870 3.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 110 $13.80 $14.82 $30,830 4.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 580 $12.41 $13.37 $27,800 6.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 300 $7.78 $7.84 $16,310 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 200 $7.99 $8.04 $16,720 3.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 430 $9.14 $9.19 $19,120 3.9 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (7) $9.02 $9.47 $19,690 4.0 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 300 $16.89 $15.66 $32,580 13.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 310 $10.85 $11.52 $23,970 3.9 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (7) $14.56 $13.64 $28,360 9.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $11.61 $11.36 $23,640 4.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $14.00 $15.44 $32,110 5.9 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 150 $21.06 $21.12 $43,930 3.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (7) $13.02 $13.14 $27,330 3.0 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $9.89 $10.28 $21,380 1.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 600 $13.68 $13.74 $28,570 5.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (7) $9.01 $9.70 $20,180 8.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $13.00 $12.95 $26,940 2.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $11.08 $11.74 $24,410 1.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,070 $12.25 $13.35 $27,770 3.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 70 $12.21 $13.04 $27,110 7.1 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 60 $11.41 $11.75 $24,440 3.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,380 $12.62 $12.41 $25,820 3.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $13.24 $12.90 $26,830 3.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $15.09 $14.84 $30,860 6.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 80 $9.05 $9.43 $19,610 4.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 150 $8.73 $10.71 $22,270 7.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $13.68 $13.75 $28,590 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 2,000 $10.89 $11.35 $23,600 5.3 %
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 28,280 $13.34 $14.16 $29,460 6.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 820 $17.66 $17.49 $36,390 5.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $16.71 $18.82 $39,150 5.7 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 30 (4) (4) $60,830 14.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 410 $6.66 $7.34 $15,270 4.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,160 $15.37 $15.61 $32,470 6.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 11,210 $18.56 $18.18 $37,820 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,960 $11.89 $13.35 $27,760 6.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 250 $6.44 $6.60 $13,720 5.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 70 $6.72 $7.23 $15,050 4.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $8.36 $8.76 $18,220 4.3 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 50 $14.56 $15.02 $31,240 3.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (7) $13.85 $14.12 $29,370 2.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $15.20 $15.55 $32,350 5.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $13.74 $14.31 $29,770 3.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,310 $12.15 $12.08 $25,120 1.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 600 $8.64 $9.00 $18,730 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,710 $10.26 $10.49 $21,830 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 660 $11.39 $10.82 $22,510 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,690 $8.48 $8.50 $17,680 2.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $10.62 $11.40 $23,700 3.0 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(7) Estimates not released.



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