Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Colorado Springs, CO 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 Colorado Springs, CO MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Colorado. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Colorado Springs, CO 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 231,080 $14.09 $18.12 $37,690 1.8 %
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 11,180 $34.21 $38.96 $81,040 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 (5) $74.70 $155,370 3.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,140 $36.26 $42.78 $88,970 2.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 $26.99 $28.85 $60,010 4.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 390 $39.60 $42.22 $87,820 3.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 430 $40.89 $46.10 $95,880 5.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 110 $33.84 $34.27 $71,270 3.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 360 $27.20 $30.82 $64,100 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 480 $42.77 $43.94 $91,390 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 760 $39.91 $46.48 $96,670 5.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 270 $34.21 $35.99 $74,860 2.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 190 $39.27 $39.86 $82,900 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 140 $39.85 $43.12 $89,690 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $29.95 $32.11 $66,800 4.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 380 $30.27 $31.12 $64,720 3.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 120 $14.09 $16.96 $35,280 4.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 430 (4) (4) $69,820 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 120 $32.74 $36.10 $75,080 6.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 730 $48.50 $54.09 $112,510 5.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 280 $19.07 $19.92 $41,440 3.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $16.78 $18.64 $38,770 7.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 410 $29.40 $31.29 $65,080 3.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $43.33 $41.89 $87,140 3.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 570 $14.57 $17.38 $36,160 7.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 250 $21.87 $22.66 $47,130 3.6 %
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 11,090 $23.59 $25.95 $53,980 3.3 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes (7) $32.88 $43.94 $91,390 6.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 150 $18.60 $21.15 $43,980 10.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 660 $24.39 $24.64 $51,260 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 690 $23.51 $23.80 $49,490 3.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $26.76 $27.40 $56,990 4.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 360 $22.46 $23.65 $49,200 2.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 180 $18.70 $21.54 $44,800 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 130 $21.75 $22.75 $47,330 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 620 $17.43 $21.30 $44,300 5.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 200 $16.52 $17.47 $36,330 5.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,610 $24.24 $25.48 $53,000 1.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 250 $25.51 $25.48 $53,000 2.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $21.87 $24.15 $50,230 7.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 200 $27.43 $28.95 $60,210 5.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 190 $16.45 $21.41 $44,530 10.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 250 $27.63 $31.14 $64,760 8.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 610 $21.40 $26.51 $55,140 8.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $25.94 $27.24 $56,670 1.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 60 $23.25 $21.36 $44,420 9.0 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 11,540 $33.22 $35.80 $74,470 7.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (7) $41.22 $41.50 $86,330 8.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,340 $31.83 $33.45 $69,580 4.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 2,620 (7) (7) (7) (7)
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 2,720 $39.09 $38.62 $80,330 1.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,580 $19.62 $19.97 $41,540 1.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,300 $30.25 $31.05 $64,570 1.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 280 $31.62 $31.22 $64,940 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 650 $29.99 $32.47 $67,530 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 370 $28.14 $28.31 $58,880 2.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 120 $34.48 $34.44 $71,640 4.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7,260 $28.60 $30.95 $64,370 3.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 290 $25.62 $27.15 $56,480 5.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 110 $21.23 $22.82 $47,460 3.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (7) $38.03 $36.86 $76,670 4.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 370 $29.50 $29.06 $60,440 2.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (7) $44.51 $45.12 $93,860 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 850 $34.47 $35.89 $74,650 4.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,360 $36.05 $38.16 $79,370 4.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $28.96 $29.54 $61,440 5.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 620 $34.73 $35.55 $73,940 3.7 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 50 $31.70 $32.52 $67,630 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 370 $33.29 $36.68 $76,290 8.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $18.10 $18.58 $38,640 3.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 120 $17.71 $20.17 $41,950 8.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $20.20 $20.42 $42,480 3.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (7) $14.94 $16.10 $33,490 3.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 920 $21.04 $20.59 $42,830 4.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $20.37 $20.54 $42,710 6.5 %
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 1,430 $25.65 $28.32 $58,900 3.3 %
19-2031 Chemists (7) $24.68 $27.06 $56,280 10.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (7) $25.45 $25.05 $52,100 3.7 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (7) $28.99 $28.95 $60,230 3.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 320 $30.86 $36.32 $75,540 6.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 200 $21.43 $23.69 $49,280 3.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $25.78 $25.80 $53,670 2.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $23.11 $23.44 $48,750 6.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 30 $14.33 $14.56 $30,290 2.5 %
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 2,500 $16.86 $18.29 $38,040 3.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 190 $13.80 $14.64 $30,450 5.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 350 $20.96 $21.36 $44,430 2.1 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (7) $16.58 $16.92 $35,190 5.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 290 $16.06 $17.63 $36,660 8.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (7) $17.44 $19.94 $41,480 4.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 520 $15.27 $17.08 $35,520 5.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $21.43 $21.35 $44,410 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $15.78 $16.62 $34,570 6.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators (7) $25.90 $25.18 $52,370 13.2 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $27.15 $25.58 $53,210 3.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $13.23 $14.13 $29,400 4.0 %
21-2011 Clergy 60 $20.71 $34.39 $71,520 21.6 %
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 1,290 $22.29 $29.15 $60,640 7.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 570 $39.66 $41.94 $87,230 6.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 360 $19.57 $19.62 $40,810 2.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (7) $15.27 $15.23 $31,670 3.8 %
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 14,640 $16.11 $17.20 $35,770 2.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $46,270 14.2 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $75,610 21.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,020 8.8 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $43,690 10.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $51,560 1.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $55,830 10.2 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $51,610 2.4 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $67,680 10.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (7) $25.10 $25.56 $53,160 7.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 720 $8.37 $8.82 $18,350 3.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $38,260 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 3,030 (4) (4) $36,390 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,410 (4) (4) $38,670 4.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,960 (4) (4) $40,120 2.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $45,260 2.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 290 (4) (4) $40,990 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $39,590 1.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $39,340 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (7) $17.87 $19.01 $39,540 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 230 $13.40 $14.15 $29,440 8.4 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 40 $18.39 $19.99 $41,570 7.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 210 $20.91 $21.54 $44,800 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 220 $12.08 $12.33 $25,650 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 170 $21.83 $22.78 $47,380 5.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,310 (4) (4) $20,210 1.9 %
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 4,350 $18.50 $20.78 $43,230 6.1 %
27-1011 Art Directors (7) $28.16 $31.78 $66,110 7.7 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 60 $17.78 $18.19 $37,840 7.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 70 $20.20 $21.42 $44,560 16.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $11.40 $11.13 $23,150 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 270 $16.46 $17.35 $36,100 3.3 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $20.58 $23.95 $49,810 13.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $10.17 $10.76 $22,380 6.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 150 (4) (4) $47,020 11.0 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors (7) (4) (4) $98,890 10.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 270 (4) (4) $38,620 9.9 %
27-3010 Announcers 90 $11.01 $12.89 $26,820 7.4 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 130 $24.00 $30.65 $63,750 19.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 380 $19.02 $19.98 $41,560 5.5 %
27-3041 Editors 440 $23.73 $25.01 $52,030 5.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 $23.01 $24.24 $50,430 3.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $19.26 $19.18 $39,890 2.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (7) $10.34 $13.81 $28,710 3.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 220 $11.95 $13.36 $27,780 16.3 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $13.11 $13.47 $28,020 2.3 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 40 $21.57 $23.18 $48,220 8.9 %
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 9,780 $22.21 $29.93 $62,260 6.4 %
29-1020 Dentists 260 (5) $96.28 $200,260 7.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $18.44 $20.43 $42,490 6.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 300 $40.33 $39.49 $82,140 1.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) $53.13 $55.57 $115,580 8.0 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) (5) $87.36 $181,720 15.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) $96.05 $199,790 8.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 210 $28.73 $29.25 $60,840 3.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,180 $22.71 $22.09 $45,940 3.4 %
29-1121 Audiologists (7) $24.24 $22.22 $46,220 7.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 190 $25.05 $25.20 $52,430 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 300 $25.33 $24.90 $51,800 3.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $10.91 $13.52 $28,130 6.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $20.42 $20.34 $42,310 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 210 $25.55 $25.58 $53,200 2.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 100 $41.82 $44.69 $92,960 22.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $22.44 $22.85 $47,540 2.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 370 $31.02 $30.14 $62,680 2.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (7) $13.59 $15.35 $31,930 7.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $26.52 $34.12 $70,970 21.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $19.19 $20.18 $41,980 4.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 360 $14.09 $14.82 $30,820 4.2 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 80 $12.41 $12.05 $25,060 4.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 320 $12.95 $12.79 $26,600 2.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $17.64 $17.65 $36,720 6.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 140 $11.83 $11.31 $23,530 6.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 690 $15.96 $16.21 $33,710 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 300 $12.26 $13.04 $27,120 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $11.67 $12.75 $26,530 10.1 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $21.61 $22.92 $47,680 5.9 %
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 4,130 $11.29 $12.16 $25,300 4.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 440 $9.87 $10.05 $20,910 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,560 $10.30 $10.46 $21,750 2.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $16.17 $16.42 $34,150 3.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 740 $12.89 $15.89 $33,060 19.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 790 $11.57 $12.12 $25,200 2.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $14.78 $15.29 $31,800 11.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $10.91 $10.93 $22,730 4.9 %
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 4,290 $16.89 $17.35 $36,080 8.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (7) $20.10 $20.06 $41,720 2.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $25.68 $26.70 $55,530 1.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 50 $11.84 $13.29 $27,650 12.4 %
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 22,410 $7.87 $8.66 $18,020 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 310 $11.84 $13.64 $28,370 8.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,990 $12.83 $13.74 $28,580 8.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 320 $7.29 $8.27 $17,200 7.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 540 $10.78 $11.01 $22,890 3.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,900 $10.00 $10.48 $21,790 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $8.37 $8.58 $17,850 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,170 $8.35 $8.77 $18,240 2.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 760 $6.79 $7.35 $15,290 2.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,750 $6.91 $7.24 $15,070 3.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 230 $7.72 $8.38 $17,430 5.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 5,500 $6.69 $7.69 $15,990 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 290 $8.45 $8.73 $18,170 7.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 810 $7.22 $7.21 $15,000 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,240 $7.77 $7.76 $16,140 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 990 $7.34 $7.48 $15,570 3.3 %
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 6,790 $8.91 $9.83 $20,450 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 300 $10.95 $12.95 $26,930 4.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $16.31 $17.64 $36,690 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,370 $8.80 $9.71 $20,190 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,550 $8.24 $8.44 $17,550 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,370 $9.73 $10.31 $21,450 2.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (7) $10.49 $10.85 $22,560 4.6 %
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 4,790 $9.30 $10.23 $21,280 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 320 $12.22 $14.81 $30,800 6.6 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (7) $6.00 $5.89 $12,250 6.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 210 $8.08 $9.13 $18,990 4.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (7) $6.71 $6.75 $14,030 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $6.81 $7.53 $15,650 4.6 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 30 $8.73 $9.42 $19,590 3.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 810 $10.94 $11.85 $24,640 5.4 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (7) $6.30 $7.12 $14,810 14.1 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 80 $6.55 $7.40 $15,400 5.0 %
39-6012 Concierges 30 $8.77 $9.61 $20,000 6.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 90 $9.59 $10.12 $21,060 5.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,080 $8.14 $8.61 $17,900 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 450 $9.16 $9.30 $19,340 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 430 $10.99 $13.97 $29,070 9.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 420 $10.88 $11.19 $23,270 5.0 %
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 25,120 $10.23 $14.10 $29,330 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,810 $16.05 $19.13 $39,800 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 500 $28.56 $33.76 $70,220 8.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,740 $8.09 $8.73 $18,160 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,150 $8.68 $10.38 $21,590 3.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 410 $12.36 $13.48 $28,030 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 8,030 $8.76 $10.72 $22,300 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 210 $17.75 $21.70 $45,130 9.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 630 $21.35 $23.73 $49,360 8.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 310 $17.47 $24.15 $50,230 14.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 160 $9.61 $10.10 $21,000 7.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 390 $30.07 $32.58 $67,770 4.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,950 $21.78 $25.60 $53,240 4.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 170 $10.15 $10.56 $21,960 4.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 360 $8.74 $12.66 $26,340 15.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (7) $32.87 $33.80 $70,290 9.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,460 $9.19 $10.25 $21,320 7.3 %
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 42,340 $12.98 $13.87 $28,850 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,550 $18.44 $20.40 $42,440 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 340 $11.07 $11.19 $23,270 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,240 $14.35 $15.15 $31,520 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,010 $11.89 $12.40 $25,800 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,260 $14.48 $14.94 $31,080 4.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $14.94 $15.17 $31,550 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 150 $15.16 $15.08 $31,370 4.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 850 $10.35 $10.47 $21,780 1.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 50 $16.60 $16.99 $35,340 5.1 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 70 $11.95 $12.78 $26,590 6.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 180 $15.88 $16.13 $33,550 1.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 220 $13.55 $14.43 $30,010 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,120 $12.69 $13.24 $27,540 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 470 $9.88 $10.08 $20,970 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 360 $9.12 $9.11 $18,950 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 680 $9.90 $10.47 $21,770 8.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 500 $13.25 $14.34 $29,830 3.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 160 $14.79 $14.62 $30,420 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 630 $12.37 $12.85 $26,740 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 290 $15.60 $15.83 $32,930 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,210 $10.76 $11.01 $22,900 2.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $16.12 $16.92 $35,200 4.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $9.67 $9.79 $20,370 5.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $19.10 $18.54 $38,570 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 280 $13.64 $14.80 $30,780 6.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 150 $19.32 $19.12 $39,760 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 680 $20.73 $20.68 $43,020 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 470 $19.02 $18.42 $38,300 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 540 $16.61 $16.96 $35,270 2.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 920 $11.38 $11.78 $24,500 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,360 $9.98 $10.48 $21,800 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $15.06 $14.43 $30,020 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,970 $17.33 $17.86 $37,150 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $10.38 $12.18 $25,340 11.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 650 $13.40 $14.93 $31,060 15.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,430 $13.87 $14.20 $29,540 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 420 $17.84 $17.07 $35,500 5.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 970 $9.01 $9.87 $20,530 6.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 140 $14.90 $15.99 $33,250 7.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (7) $13.26 $13.98 $29,080 11.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 530 $12.32 $13.06 $27,170 2.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (7) $11.39 $11.49 $23,910 7.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,700 $11.64 $12.05 $25,070 2.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 140 $9.65 $10.39 $21,620 5.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (7) $12.55 $12.85 $26,740 3.6 %
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 12,280 $16.22 $16.89 $35,140 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,320 $23.24 $23.97 $49,850 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 200 $19.50 $18.90 $39,300 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,950 $15.06 $15.19 $31,600 5.5 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (7) $16.24 $17.30 $35,990 7.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (7) $18.79 $18.91 $39,320 6.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 350 $15.80 $15.75 $32,760 3.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,140 $12.54 $12.92 $26,870 2.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (7) $17.16 $17.19 $35,760 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 730 $19.00 $18.37 $38,200 3.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (7) $10.76 $12.17 $25,300 14.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 950 $19.75 $19.75 $41,090 4.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $18.12 $18.45 $38,370 3.6 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (7) $15.21 $17.95 $37,350 7.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 360 $15.54 $15.42 $32,080 3.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $15.85 $15.51 $32,270 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 950 $19.17 $19.57 $40,710 3.1 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (7) $13.82 $14.40 $29,960 7.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 350 $13.61 $14.47 $30,100 4.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 550 $15.55 $16.96 $35,280 5.8 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 140 $11.39 $11.76 $24,450 5.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $12.94 $12.80 $26,610 6.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (7) $13.26 $13.47 $28,010 8.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $14.09 $14.38 $29,910 3.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (7) $23.23 $22.94 $47,710 3.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 290 $15.45 $15.50 $32,240 2.6 %
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 8,870 $16.85 $17.77 $36,970 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 900 $21.90 $24.53 $51,020 4.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 270 $20.06 $20.86 $43,380 8.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $18.96 $19.12 $39,780 4.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 110 $12.29 $13.04 $27,120 4.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 310 $19.19 $20.37 $42,380 7.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 270 $20.16 $21.60 $44,920 6.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,320 $16.62 $17.45 $36,290 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 $18.76 $19.18 $39,880 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $18.52 $18.22 $37,890 2.1 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (7) $8.62 $10.01 $20,810 15.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 260 $10.44 $10.82 $22,500 3.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $17.52 $18.60 $38,690 3.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 930 $15.31 $15.55 $32,340 2.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 100 $15.59 $14.03 $29,180 10.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $19.40 $19.22 $39,990 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,640 $13.98 $14.45 $30,060 1.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 200 $15.46 $16.16 $33,620 8.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $10.70 $11.65 $24,230 7.1 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 60 $12.53 $13.25 $27,560 5.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 310 $18.01 $15.70 $32,660 8.1 %
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 13,340 $11.79 $13.28 $27,620 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 880 $21.70 $22.76 $47,340 2.1 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 260 $11.26 $11.87 $24,690 3.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $13.25 $13.72 $28,540 3.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,280 $11.04 $11.65 $24,230 3.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 200 $11.70 $11.90 $24,750 4.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $14.99 $14.99 $31,180 3.4 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 50 $13.77 $14.08 $29,280 8.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 380 $13.01 $13.46 $27,990 2.9 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 30 $20.47 $20.21 $42,030 3.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 280 $12.30 $13.44 $27,950 3.9 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $12.80 $13.08 $27,210 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $10.93 $12.00 $24,950 5.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 540 $13.67 $14.27 $29,670 4.8 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 50 $10.26 $10.87 $22,610 4.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $8.23 $9.63 $20,040 2.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 90 $20.25 $20.31 $42,250 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 240 $12.42 $13.07 $27,200 3.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $12.91 $13.23 $27,520 4.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 250 $10.36 $11.93 $24,810 10.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 140 $15.60 $14.91 $31,020 5.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 190 $16.25 $16.40 $34,110 6.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $13.78 $14.58 $30,320 4.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 490 $8.11 $8.59 $17,860 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 $9.99 $9.91 $20,610 7.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 130 $10.64 $11.01 $22,890 4.9 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (7) $7.91 $8.36 $17,400 9.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $14.40 $14.44 $30,030 2.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 50 $9.69 $11.20 $23,300 8.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (7) $20.19 $21.23 $44,160 5.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 160 $17.40 $17.55 $36,510 10.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.82 $14.61 $30,400 4.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (7) $11.39 $12.15 $25,270 2.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $12.18 $11.82 $24,580 4.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 890 $12.13 $13.87 $28,850 6.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $18.10 $18.53 $38,540 8.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 270 $9.50 $10.31 $21,440 5.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.71 $13.20 $27,460 2.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 90 $17.85 $22.99 $47,830 14.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 60 $10.98 $11.68 $24,290 3.2 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 50 $9.56 $9.90 $20,580 9.9 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $8.90 $9.37 $19,490 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 120 $10.40 $10.62 $22,080 3.1 %
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 11,470 $11.07 $12.42 $25,830 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $16.82 $20.37 $42,370 11.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 310 $22.06 $23.57 $49,030 6.1 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers (7) (4) (4) $60,590 10.1 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists (7) $20.31 $21.30 $44,300 9.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 280 $11.90 $11.02 $22,920 6.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 870 $11.86 $12.05 $25,070 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 590 $9.94 $10.88 $22,630 9.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,150 $16.19 $16.47 $34,260 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,480 $11.98 $13.28 $27,610 7.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 100 $8.51 $8.50 $17,680 10.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 240 $10.07 $9.89 $20,580 6.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $17.78 $17.44 $36,280 6.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 530 $12.39 $12.64 $26,290 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 740 $8.24 $8.48 $17,630 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,750 $10.31 $10.61 $22,060 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $9.68 $9.81 $20,400 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 990 $8.47 $8.95 $18,610 3.4 %

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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