Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Columbia, SC 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 Columbia, SC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in South Carolina. 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 Columbia, SC 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 284,810 $12.83 $15.81 $32,890 1.4 %
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 18,030 $28.77 $33.04 $68,730 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,750 $53.33 $58.77 $122,240 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,940 $31.20 $35.43 $73,690 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 180 $6.71 $11.03 $22,930 14.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 200 $16.91 $20.68 $43,020 6.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 320 $32.83 $34.21 $71,160 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 820 $33.69 $34.31 $71,360 3.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 220 $22.89 $25.64 $53,330 4.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,070 $20.37 $22.59 $46,990 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 580 $32.35 $33.92 $70,560 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,680 $29.93 $32.77 $68,170 3.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 560 $27.07 $29.30 $60,940 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 390 $30.81 $32.57 $67,750 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 230 $23.30 $26.46 $55,030 3.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 190 $25.65 $26.55 $55,230 3.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 550 $28.66 $30.03 $62,460 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 120 $13.91 $15.16 $31,540 7.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 450 (4) (4) $66,850 2.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 300 $30.14 $33.87 $70,440 7.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 240 $38.43 $39.06 $81,240 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 640 $14.94 $16.81 $34,950 3.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $16.78 $17.71 $36,840 9.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 120 $15.15 $14.75 $30,690 2.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 720 $28.49 $31.21 $64,930 3.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $34.43 $35.07 $72,940 2.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 630 $21.65 $21.97 $45,710 7.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 480 $14.88 $16.58 $34,490 7.0 %
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 14,260 $19.12 $21.41 $44,540 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 210 $18.95 $20.31 $42,240 4.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 420 $19.75 $20.68 $43,020 4.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 400 $16.98 $19.23 $39,990 5.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 380 $21.09 $22.84 $47,510 6.9 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $18.51 $18.04 $37,520 2.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 260 $16.00 $17.35 $36,080 5.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 220 $16.95 $18.69 $38,880 3.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 900 $19.37 $19.51 $40,590 1.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,620 $28.13 $29.68 $61,740 3.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $17.76 $17.13 $35,620 8.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 3,000 $19.05 $20.57 $42,780 3.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $19.60 $21.57 $44,870 7.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 170 $20.42 $20.01 $41,630 5.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 180 $17.82 $20.25 $42,120 5.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 210 $23.52 $25.49 $53,020 8.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 110 $14.89 $18.80 $39,110 16.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 50 $35.51 $33.31 $69,270 5.0 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 410 $14.81 $18.05 $37,540 16.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 760 $17.88 $21.15 $44,000 5.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 120 $23.42 $23.48 $48,830 9.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 100 $10.77 $10.93 $22,740 7.6 %
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 6,120 $23.97 $25.81 $53,690 4.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 970 $22.69 $23.38 $48,630 4.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 440 $29.64 $29.03 $60,370 5.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 910 $18.28 $18.80 $39,100 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,460 $24.78 $25.80 $53,670 4.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 160 $27.13 $27.21 $56,610 4.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 310 $23.25 $23.70 $49,300 4.9 %
15-2041 Statisticians 110 $20.71 $22.00 $45,770 7.0 %
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 4,330 $22.68 $23.71 $49,320 2.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 $31.82 $31.07 $64,630 7.0 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (7) $24.81 $26.02 $54,120 8.9 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 40 $19.74 $20.21 $42,050 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 220 $18.18 $17.99 $37,410 4.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 890 $25.49 $26.29 $54,680 2.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 210 $29.04 $30.12 $62,640 2.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 120 $29.28 $30.76 $63,970 4.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 260 $22.54 $26.69 $55,510 11.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $31.58 $31.78 $66,090 6.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 330 $23.15 $24.73 $51,440 7.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (7) $34.05 $33.66 $70,010 2.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 $26.87 $28.36 $58,980 4.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 200 $16.42 $17.15 $35,670 4.4 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $18.98 $19.44 $40,440 6.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $15.20 $15.38 $32,000 2.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 140 $17.50 $17.86 $37,150 3.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 300 $22.47 $21.51 $44,750 2.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (7) $13.55 $17.20 $35,770 26.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 150 $16.40 $16.94 $35,240 9.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 80 $20.04 $19.94 $41,480 3.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 120 $14.26 $13.78 $28,650 4.0 %
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 1,600 $20.61 $22.02 $45,800 2.6 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 40 $13.58 $16.59 $34,500 1.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 170 $21.34 $22.95 $47,740 6.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $16.37 $19.31 $40,170 2.6 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 90 $21.35 $23.35 $48,570 1.7 %
19-3011 Economists 100 $24.64 $25.81 $53,690 2.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 150 $18.07 $20.61 $42,870 4.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 160 $21.27 $22.68 $47,180 6.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $24.05 $25.25 $52,520 10.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 $16.43 $16.25 $33,810 5.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (7) $17.74 $16.94 $35,240 5.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (7) $16.72 $16.63 $34,590 5.5 %
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 3,950 $14.94 $15.92 $33,100 2.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 140 $12.70 $13.20 $27,450 6.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 850 $17.95 $18.22 $37,900 3.8 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 30 $15.06 $15.21 $31,630 1.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 730 $13.77 $13.99 $29,090 1.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 440 $16.66 $17.33 $36,060 3.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 110 $20.85 $21.16 $44,010 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 470 $10.76 $11.67 $24,270 4.5 %
21-2011 Clergy 90 $16.89 $17.80 $37,030 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 4,070 $22.06 $28.40 $59,060 5.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,850 $40.11 $41.52 $86,360 5.1 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 60 $31.96 $38.85 $80,820 4.1 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 90 $30.90 $31.62 $65,770 5.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,030 $16.79 $17.15 $35,670 6.1 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 40 $13.47 $13.80 $28,700 3.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 650 $12.11 $13.37 $27,810 3.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 17,370 $17.40 $17.97 $37,370 4.6 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $59,150 3.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $55,710 5.5 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $55,150 3.6 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 300 (4) (4) $33,930 12.3 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $46,490 5.8 %
25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $48,840 7.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 200 (4) (4) $39,270 9.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 210 (4) (4) $46,910 3.8 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $46,380 1.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $15.18 $15.95 $33,180 5.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,130 $7.40 $7.96 $16,560 3.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 490 (4) (4) $39,980 5.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 3,330 (4) (4) $38,870 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,000 (4) (4) $39,570 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 3,490 (4) (4) $40,250 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $40,070 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 380 (4) (4) $41,370 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $42,780 2.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $42,250 2.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 160 $22.71 $22.28 $46,340 4.3 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 150 $15.90 $17.15 $35,680 1.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 500 $19.21 $19.86 $41,320 3.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 320 $11.87 $12.22 $25,420 5.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 410 $28.08 $27.02 $56,200 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,810 (4) (4) $16,140 2.7 %
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 3,280 $15.89 $17.60 $36,620 3.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 30 $14.44 $15.51 $32,260 4.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $22.79 $23.82 $49,550 14.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 250 $16.02 $15.29 $31,800 11.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (7) $18.87 $18.03 $37,500 2.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (7) $20.43 $21.28 $44,260 10.7 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $9.63 $11.69 $24,320 6.4 %
27-2011 Actors (7) (4) (4) $37,100 3.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 130 (4) (4) $35,530 7.1 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 30 (4) (4) $39,890 3.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 390 (4) (4) $38,440 12.1 %
27-2032 Choreographers 100 $10.77 $11.20 $23,290 6.0 %
27-3010 Announcers 50 $11.72 $16.50 $34,330 20.4 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 390 $12.18 $15.08 $31,360 6.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 250 $17.21 $19.60 $40,770 4.5 %
27-3041 Editors 110 $19.66 $23.03 $47,910 6.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (7) $11.47 $11.89 $24,740 4.1 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 110 $13.08 $13.88 $28,870 4.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $13.16 $13.92 $28,950 8.7 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $11.23 $15.63 $32,510 10.2 %
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 16,910 $19.53 $23.54 $48,960 2.5 %
29-1020 Dentists 320 $54.25 $60.15 $125,110 10.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 270 $16.90 $17.27 $35,930 2.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 550 $38.15 $36.32 $75,550 3.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 240 $55.17 $60.23 $125,280 10.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) $47.26 $58.28 $121,210 11.2 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) $58.77 $59.09 $122,900 5.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 5,710 $21.97 $23.16 $48,170 3.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $24.56 $25.01 $52,010 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $24.90 $24.11 $50,160 4.2 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 60 $12.39 $12.97 $26,990 7.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 230 $20.82 $21.57 $44,860 3.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $30.67 $31.30 $65,100 8.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 710 $17.49 $17.72 $36,870 3.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 520 $14.00 $14.70 $30,580 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $16.23 $16.63 $34,600 3.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 210 $20.04 $21.78 $45,310 11.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 160 $24.57 $24.18 $50,290 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 490 $19.24 $18.82 $39,140 5.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 580 $11.99 $12.25 $25,470 3.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 700 $10.99 $11.13 $23,150 5.5 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 290 $8.22 $8.80 $18,290 3.0 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 80 $18.55 $18.25 $37,960 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (7) $9.88 $10.51 $21,850 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,740 $15.34 $15.45 $32,130 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $12.44 $13.71 $28,510 5.1 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 440 $15.94 $17.42 $36,230 5.4 %
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 6,610 $9.77 $10.38 $21,580 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,010 $8.17 $8.70 $18,090 4.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,960 $9.59 $9.85 $20,480 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $17.90 $18.97 $39,450 2.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 750 $11.03 $12.47 $25,940 13.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 670 $10.42 $10.95 $22,770 3.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $13.24 $13.06 $27,160 5.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 130 $8.53 $8.44 $17,550 6.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 160 $9.90 $9.79 $20,370 8.0 %
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 6,780 $12.00 $12.87 $26,770 4.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 310 $18.03 $19.49 $40,530 3.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $17.46 $18.75 $38,990 1.9 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 60 $16.17 $16.35 $34,010 2.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,480 $11.94 $12.19 $25,350 2.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 210 $19.52 $22.68 $47,170 9.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,550 $15.21 $16.24 $33,780 4.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 70 $11.02 $11.90 $24,760 7.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,100 $8.18 $9.01 $18,740 2.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (7) $10.71 $10.31 $21,450 8.2 %
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 22,910 $6.80 $7.67 $15,960 3.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 360 $11.51 $11.82 $24,590 4.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,140 $11.38 $11.83 $24,620 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 710 $6.74 $7.18 $14,940 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 950 $9.03 $8.90 $18,520 4.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,720 $7.58 $7.77 $16,160 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 260 $9.44 $9.18 $19,080 5.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,060 $8.37 $10.67 $22,190 16.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 780 $6.48 $6.86 $14,280 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,910 $6.54 $6.83 $14,200 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,110 $6.65 $7.03 $14,620 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 5,210 $6.23 $6.29 $13,080 1.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 190 $8.31 $8.21 $17,090 4.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,470 $6.84 $6.85 $14,240 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 900 $6.84 $6.95 $14,460 3.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 9,510 $8.24 $8.95 $18,610 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 590 $13.29 $13.92 $28,960 3.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $15.30 $16.11 $33,500 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,130 $7.95 $8.35 $17,370 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,730 $7.28 $7.42 $15,430 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 180 $10.75 $11.20 $23,300 8.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,400 $8.60 $9.01 $18,740 2.6 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (7) $12.37 $12.19 $25,360 4.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5,440 $8.35 $9.49 $19,750 4.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 280 $8.79 $9.00 $18,710 4.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 100 $6.15 $6.06 $12,610 3.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 410 $6.70 $7.00 $14,550 2.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 140 $6.83 $8.00 $16,630 7.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 680 $10.45 $13.95 $29,010 11.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
39-6012 Concierges 100 $6.19 $6.38 $13,260 8.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 890 $7.18 $7.22 $15,020 4.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 480 $13.18 $12.80 $26,620 4.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 320 $8.74 $9.08 $18,890 4.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 250 $9.15 $9.79 $20,360 5.9 %
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 26,560 $9.64 $12.98 $26,990 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,640 $14.44 $17.02 $35,410 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 570 $20.21 $20.82 $43,310 5.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 7,520 $6.99 $7.23 $15,050 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 740 $8.22 $9.84 $20,470 5.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 590 $11.94 $13.09 $27,230 3.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 8,280 $8.87 $11.19 $23,270 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 320 $15.55 $18.06 $37,560 5.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 430 $19.31 $25.92 $53,910 16.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 360 $24.99 $26.64 $55,420 5.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 70 $15.77 $16.49 $34,300 6.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 630 $19.35 $22.68 $47,170 6.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,310 $19.85 $22.59 $46,980 2.9 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (7) $28.57 $41.55 $86,430 28.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 250 $12.83 $18.41 $38,290 27.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 60 $28.70 $30.10 $62,610 4.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 55,200 $11.77 $12.90 $26,840 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,500 $17.28 $18.37 $38,220 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 570 $9.60 $9.85 $20,480 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,420 $12.26 $13.28 $27,630 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,250 $12.14 $12.45 $25,910 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,070 $12.45 $13.00 $27,030 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 550 $13.71 $13.89 $28,890 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 210 $14.68 $14.67 $30,510 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,240 $9.99 $10.09 $20,980 4.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 90 $10.98 $11.02 $22,920 1.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 190 $11.81 $11.80 $24,540 4.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 340 $11.74 $12.50 $26,000 4.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,720 $12.81 $14.61 $30,390 5.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 730 $9.59 $9.82 $20,430 3.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 440 $9.23 $9.04 $18,810 3.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 170 $11.20 $11.66 $24,260 4.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 510 $12.73 $13.61 $28,310 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 700 $13.32 $13.48 $28,030 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,910 $10.55 $11.11 $23,100 3.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 150 $10.45 $12.10 $25,160 13.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 430 $8.05 $8.39 $17,460 2.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $12.32 $12.36 $25,700 3.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 250 $15.41 $15.25 $31,720 3.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 130 $19.80 $20.02 $41,630 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 620 $20.98 $20.59 $42,820 2.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 630 $18.73 $17.36 $36,100 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,020 $11.95 $14.42 $30,000 8.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2,220 $10.58 $11.31 $23,520 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,040 $8.81 $9.12 $18,960 1.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $12.06 $12.12 $25,210 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,800 $14.91 $15.83 $32,920 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 530 $15.39 $15.44 $32,100 2.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,090 $10.93 $11.21 $23,310 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5,250 $11.65 $11.77 $24,470 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 450 $12.60 $13.38 $27,830 3.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 820 $10.10 $11.80 $24,540 6.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 140 $10.54 $11.34 $23,590 6.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $12.97 $13.04 $27,130 13.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 360 $9.97 $10.40 $21,640 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,410 $9.84 $10.27 $21,360 2.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 160 $10.57 $10.83 $22,520 4.0 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 110 $13.57 $14.32 $29,780 3.2 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
45-4021 Fallers (7) $9.50 $10.53 $21,910 16.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (7) $12.03 $13.79 $28,690 12.9 %
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 12,110 $12.84 $13.55 $28,180 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,180 $19.30 $20.05 $41,700 2.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 270 $16.86 $15.89 $33,050 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 970 $12.26 $12.06 $25,090 2.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 80 $13.31 $13.15 $27,340 5.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 220 $12.26 $12.26 $25,510 4.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,270 $9.45 $9.60 $19,960 3.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 250 $11.04 $12.37 $25,740 10.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 680 $12.81 $13.35 $27,770 2.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 530 $12.66 $13.66 $28,400 14.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,580 $16.05 $16.19 $33,670 2.5 %
47-2121 Glaziers 170 $14.12 $13.95 $29,010 5.2 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (7) $15.00 $14.74 $30,650 6.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 420 $12.70 $12.88 $26,790 2.7 %
47-2142 Paperhangers (7) $13.50 $14.27 $29,670 8.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $14.69 $14.08 $29,290 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 620 $14.16 $14.84 $30,860 3.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 250 $12.70 $12.82 $26,670 6.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 440 $11.19 $12.07 $25,110 4.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 30 $14.87 $14.35 $29,850 8.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 160 $10.32 $10.67 $22,180 3.4 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 190 $10.37 $10.47 $21,780 3.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 240 $11.54 $12.03 $25,030 6.2 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (7) $9.38 $9.75 $20,290 6.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 360 $10.55 $10.47 $21,770 5.7 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (7) $8.62 $8.64 $17,980 4.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $16.32 $17.10 $35,570 5.5 %
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 12,390 $14.97 $15.85 $32,980 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 900 $21.13 $21.44 $44,600 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 380 $16.18 $16.72 $34,780 3.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $17.34 $18.39 $38,250 6.3 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 70 $18.90 $18.77 $39,040 3.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $19.41 $19.31 $40,160 3.2 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 30 $9.52 $9.54 $19,840 5.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $13.08 $13.13 $27,300 7.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 130 $18.41 $17.60 $36,610 5.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 390 $13.44 $15.25 $31,720 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,680 $15.83 $16.90 $35,150 5.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 670 $15.62 $15.88 $33,020 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 240 $15.85 $16.20 $33,700 4.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 $12.50 $12.74 $26,510 3.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (7) $11.22 $11.63 $24,190 14.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $8.44 $9.14 $19,020 8.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (7) $14.71 $16.69 $34,720 8.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 440 $14.15 $14.89 $30,970 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,340 $12.83 $13.79 $28,680 3.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights (7) $23.97 $23.86 $49,620 2.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 250 $21.42 $20.28 $42,170 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 470 $13.43 $13.61 $28,310 2.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 60 $9.52 $9.85 $20,480 9.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 640 $11.57 $11.30 $23,510 5.9 %
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 17,040 $12.73 $13.47 $28,020 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,300 $20.07 $20.21 $42,030 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 450 $13.36 $14.12 $29,380 3.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 220 $13.49 $14.23 $29,590 5.3 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 170 $11.34 $11.68 $24,300 1.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,360 $11.65 $11.66 $24,250 2.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 190 $8.34 $8.35 $17,370 1.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $12.19 $12.17 $25,320 3.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 180 $13.67 $14.25 $29,640 3.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 390 $12.24 $13.39 $27,860 5.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.62 $12.85 $26,720 4.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $15.83 $15.49 $32,210 4.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 530 $13.46 $13.70 $28,500 4.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 90 $18.48 $17.47 $36,340 7.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 720 $13.00 $12.99 $27,030 3.9 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $13.84 $13.85 $28,810 3.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 110 $13.58 $13.91 $28,920 3.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 80 $18.70 $20.32 $42,260 7.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 130 $14.01 $14.19 $29,510 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 310 $13.49 $13.44 $27,960 3.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 450 $7.95 $7.99 $16,620 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 140 $7.84 $7.98 $16,600 4.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 270 $9.96 $9.92 $20,630 5.8 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $15.66 $15.32 $31,860 5.5 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (7) $12.20 $12.18 $25,330 4.2 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (7) $11.38 $12.33 $25,650 6.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 80 $10.87 $10.93 $22,730 2.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $18.72 $18.08 $37,600 2.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 160 $20.40 $19.87 $41,330 6.0 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 $10.41 $10.69 $22,230 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $13.90 $14.00 $29,120 5.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $14.19 $14.59 $30,350 5.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 940 $10.86 $12.67 $26,360 4.8 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (7) $15.88 $15.79 $32,850 13.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (7) $14.98 $15.58 $32,410 8.8 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (7) $9.41 $10.60 $22,050 4.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 850 $11.22 $11.23 $23,360 3.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (7) $9.72 $10.39 $21,600 4.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 170 $7.71 $7.83 $16,280 8.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 870 $8.82 $9.36 $19,460 5.0 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 19,460 $10.10 $11.94 $24,840 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 300 $19.61 $19.99 $41,570 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 380 $18.41 $20.42 $42,480 3.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $51,850 4.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 540 $8.24 $8.58 $17,840 5.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,280 $9.62 $11.81 $24,570 7.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,440 $16.21 $16.82 $34,980 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,440 $10.95 $13.21 $27,470 9.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $8.08 $8.22 $17,090 7.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (7) $24.38 $23.17 $48,190 6.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $11.99 $12.54 $26,080 9.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 760 $12.49 $12.41 $25,810 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 920 $7.88 $9.36 $19,470 9.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6,110 $8.59 $9.06 $18,850 3.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 190 $12.55 $12.66 $26,330 9.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,000 $8.41 $8.77 $18,230 3.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $7.79 $8.26 $17,190 7.4 %

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.

(7) Estimates not released.



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