Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Columbus, GA-AL 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 Columbus, GA-AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Georgia and Alabama. 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 Columbus, GA-AL 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 112,830 $11.07 $14.34 $29,820 2.0 %
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 5,190 $29.98 $34.29 $71,320 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 $61.13 $63.86 $132,840 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,830 $29.61 $34.96 $72,710 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $27.03 $32.51 $67,630 7.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $32.91 $35.06 $72,920 3.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 310 $32.19 $35.66 $74,160 3.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 $26.43 $28.36 $58,980 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 360 $33.94 $36.61 $76,150 4.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 150 $26.75 $29.88 $62,150 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $29.10 $30.05 $62,500 2.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $27.85 $32.15 $66,870 6.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $19.95 $24.26 $50,470 9.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $25.76 $30.47 $63,370 9.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $15.98 $16.29 $33,880 6.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $75,550 3.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $26.43 $29.82 $62,020 1.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $40.00 $41.21 $85,720 4.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $22.61 $22.21 $46,200 5.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $29.07 $30.46 $63,370 2.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $18.32 $22.49 $46,770 9.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $23.25 $24.26 $50,450 3.1 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,030 $20.81 $22.67 $47,160 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $18.06 $19.57 $40,700 4.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $19.80 $21.27 $44,250 4.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $21.82 $23.51 $48,910 9.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $19.89 $21.28 $44,270 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $21.58 $23.21 $48,280 7.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $16.83 $17.74 $36,890 4.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $21.65 $30.43 $63,290 17.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 340 $16.83 $18.42 $38,300 2.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 310 $25.00 $28.37 $59,010 8.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $17.98 $22.08 $45,930 15.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 480 $21.88 $23.20 $48,260 2.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 90 $22.09 $22.95 $47,730 2.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $23.09 $25.29 $52,600 4.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $20.36 $23.19 $48,240 8.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $22.06 $23.84 $49,580 5.5 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
15-1021 Computer Programmers (7) $25.51 $27.41 $57,000 1.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (7) $38.59 $38.27 $79,590 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 250 $25.62 $26.58 $55,290 2.7 %
15-2011 Actuaries 60 $34.53 $41.03 $85,340 12.3 %
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 620 $24.23 $26.76 $55,670 7.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $31.86 $45.79 $95,250 13.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $25.95 $25.15 $52,310 4.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $31.03 $30.34 $63,100 2.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $22.37 $22.42 $46,640 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $9.97 $10.36 $21,550 4.3 %
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 290 $22.87 $23.87 $49,660 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $20.71 $22.29 $46,370 4.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $29.99 $29.18 $60,690 6.6 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,200 $14.00 $15.38 $32,000 3.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $23.17 $23.32 $48,500 3.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 180 $14.53 $14.94 $31,060 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $16.09 $17.19 $35,750 2.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $21.18 $25.22 $52,460 11.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $19.75 $19.57 $40,710 3.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 130 $15.17 $15.45 $32,130 2.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $9.63 $10.26 $21,350 3.4 %
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 430 $19.49 $29.26 $60,860 11.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $40.19 $49.52 $103,010 14.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $16.08 $18.32 $38,110 5.0 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 60 $15.47 $15.93 $33,130 7.4 %
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 6,270 $16.74 $16.77 $34,880 4.7 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $75,690 3.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 240 $13.60 $15.09 $31,390 10.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $46,300 5.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,240 (4) (4) $43,870 3.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 410 (4) (4) $44,650 4.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 540 (4) (4) $46,630 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 140 (4) (4) $47,790 3.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $41,590 4.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 $8.30 $9.38 $19,520 5.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $25.05 $25.16 $52,340 2.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $13.56 $13.36 $27,790 6.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 220 $15.20 $17.42 $36,230 13.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,390 (4) (4) $14,190 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 840 $14.25 $16.03 $33,340 3.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $9.80 $9.59 $19,940 9.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $14.34 $14.25 $29,640 4.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $36,860 11.2 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 (7) (7) (7) (7)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $17.36 $19.57 $40,700 4.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $22.28 $23.85 $49,600 4.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $12.41 $13.25 $27,560 4.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 5,740 $20.82 $26.29 $54,690 6.4 %
29-1020 Dentists 40 (5) $87.06 $181,090 6.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $19.21 $19.16 $39,860 1.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $38.66 $36.54 $76,000 3.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 (5) $81.93 $170,410 10.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) (5) $81.48 $169,480 8.4 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) (5) $91.44 $190,200 8.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) $94.72 $197,020 11.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (7) $32.13 $31.33 $65,170 3.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,220 $23.78 $24.90 $51,780 5.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $24.64 $26.04 $54,160 8.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $28.96 $29.02 $60,360 1.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $19.79 $20.06 $41,730 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $24.79 $24.98 $51,960 2.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (7) $13.09 $20.67 $43,000 29.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 180 $19.16 $20.01 $41,610 1.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $11.09 $13.12 $27,290 8.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $19.92 $22.03 $45,810 13.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 $15.00 $15.92 $33,110 14.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $19.72 $19.73 $41,030 1.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $10.18 $10.22 $21,260 1.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $11.93 $11.89 $24,730 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 840 $13.94 $13.88 $28,870 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $10.77 $12.54 $26,090 4.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $10.80 $10.97 $22,810 3.1 %
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 2,950 $8.95 $9.36 $19,460 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 110 $7.76 $7.73 $16,090 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,410 $8.03 $8.30 $17,260 1.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $6.59 $7.22 $15,010 8.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $13.17 $13.45 $27,970 2.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 580 $10.10 $10.03 $20,870 2.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 90 $8.80 $9.99 $20,780 1.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $11.89 $11.98 $24,910 1.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.84 $8.69 $18,070 5.0 %
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 2,730 $13.38 $14.39 $29,930 4.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $21.43 $22.59 $46,980 3.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 70 $11.95 $12.81 $26,640 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 660 $10.01 $10.21 $21,240 4.8 %
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 11,500 $6.57 $7.22 $15,010 2.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $10.78 $11.30 $23,510 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 830 $6.35 $6.43 $13,380 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 980 $7.46 $8.04 $16,720 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 500 $8.54 $8.77 $18,240 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $7.93 $7.81 $16,250 4.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 520 $6.50 $6.74 $14,010 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 220 $6.55 $6.92 $14,400 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,800 $6.22 $6.33 $13,170 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 350 $6.50 $6.73 $14,000 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,470 $6.20 $6.16 $12,800 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $6.51 $7.22 $15,010 5.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $6.73 $6.84 $14,220 1.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $6.14 $6.16 $12,810 3.2 %
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 4,420 $7.49 $8.25 $17,160 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $11.63 $12.28 $25,530 2.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $15.28 $17.23 $35,830 9.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,330 $6.99 $7.66 $15,940 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 $6.60 $6.85 $14,250 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $12.07 $11.60 $24,120 10.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 860 $8.92 $9.31 $19,360 3.5 %
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 2,750 $7.17 $8.24 $17,140 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $9.47 $11.55 $24,020 4.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $6.88 $7.28 $15,150 3.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 90 $6.79 $6.91 $14,380 4.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 270 $6.53 $6.91 $14,380 4.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $8.31 $9.15 $19,030 7.3 %
39-5011 Barbers 50 $14.03 $14.79 $30,770 8.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $8.76 $9.16 $19,050 7.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 880 $6.44 $6.54 $13,610 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 70 $7.33 $7.52 $15,630 4.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $20.00 $18.88 $39,260 6.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 310 $8.33 $9.14 $19,010 3.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 100 $7.95 $8.71 $18,110 8.0 %
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 10,670 $8.69 $12.51 $26,020 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,020 $13.27 $16.13 $33,540 7.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $18.44 $19.83 $41,240 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,540 $6.83 $7.29 $15,160 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $7.56 $8.44 $17,550 3.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $12.15 $13.22 $27,500 11.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,150 $7.82 $9.95 $20,690 5.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $17.25 $17.71 $36,840 4.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 360 $19.69 $26.21 $54,510 15.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $19.34 $23.43 $48,730 13.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 220 $21.47 $23.79 $49,480 11.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 770 $18.38 $20.78 $43,220 3.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (7) $9.89 $11.36 $23,630 9.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 100 $28.38 $34.16 $71,050 29.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 $17.26 $19.71 $41,000 17.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 $10.06 $11.65 $24,230 6.3 %
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 22,150 $10.78 $11.72 $24,370 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,580 $16.34 $17.62 $36,660 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 290 $9.02 $9.65 $20,070 4.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 600 $10.78 $11.12 $23,140 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 600 $10.74 $11.02 $22,920 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,760 $11.86 $11.99 $24,930 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $13.29 $13.38 $27,840 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 120 $14.74 $14.58 $30,330 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 420 $8.25 $8.52 $17,710 2.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 130 $10.79 $11.29 $23,470 1.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,210 $10.35 $11.00 $22,880 3.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $11.82 $11.93 $24,810 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $7.61 $8.08 $16,800 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $7.69 $7.60 $15,810 3.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $8.47 $9.00 $18,720 5.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $8.16 $8.90 $18,520 12.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $13.15 $13.78 $28,670 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 280 $14.20 $14.19 $29,520 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 870 $8.84 $9.00 $18,730 1.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 $11.24 $11.16 $23,200 6.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $7.99 $8.13 $16,920 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $10.81 $11.52 $23,960 3.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $10.77 $12.87 $26,780 9.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $19.41 $19.30 $40,150 2.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $20.67 $20.40 $42,430 2.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 140 $18.94 $18.34 $38,150 3.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $14.93 $15.97 $33,220 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 460 $11.50 $11.39 $23,690 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,540 $8.29 $8.86 $18,430 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $10.20 $10.67 $22,190 5.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 820 $13.98 $14.64 $30,450 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $11.79 $11.33 $23,560 6.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 130 $10.52 $10.90 $22,680 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,470 $10.77 $11.39 $23,680 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 310 $9.61 $9.76 $20,310 1.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 340 $8.67 $9.11 $18,960 2.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,220 $8.64 $9.16 $19,060 3.5 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 110 $11.60 $12.11 $25,180 3.6 %
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 190 $10.19 $11.56 $24,050 10.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $14.90 $15.01 $31,220 5.2 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,410 $12.43 $13.10 $27,240 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 340 $19.15 $19.57 $40,700 2.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 140 $14.16 $13.19 $27,440 7.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 480 $12.35 $12.75 $26,520 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $10.43 $10.55 $21,930 1.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 500 $8.59 $8.99 $18,690 1.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $11.78 $11.88 $24,720 4.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90 $12.80 $12.94 $26,910 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 600 $15.71 $15.99 $33,250 3.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $13.47 $14.35 $29,840 4.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 50 $9.71 $9.77 $20,320 5.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $10.52 $10.64 $22,130 6.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $10.37 $11.11 $23,100 7.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 410 $16.52 $16.06 $33,410 6.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $12.85 $14.57 $30,310 12.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 140 $14.07 $13.81 $28,730 2.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 40 $8.03 $8.01 $16,660 2.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (7) $11.76 $11.69 $24,320 5.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $8.49 $8.92 $18,550 5.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $13.64 $14.10 $29,340 3.5 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (7) $11.76 $11.41 $23,720 7.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,920 $14.47 $15.19 $31,600 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 390 $19.91 $20.85 $43,360 4.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 280 $17.66 $17.89 $37,210 8.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 $19.89 $20.47 $42,590 4.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $11.77 $11.26 $23,410 6.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (7) $24.21 $22.62 $47,040 9.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 260 $10.55 $12.67 $26,350 12.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $14.52 $15.08 $31,360 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $14.07 $14.81 $30,800 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $15.68 $16.18 $33,650 3.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $8.79 $9.09 $18,900 5.1 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (7) $14.06 $15.38 $31,990 18.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $12.93 $13.49 $28,060 3.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $10.64 $12.25 $25,480 10.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $13.44 $15.69 $32,640 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,580 $13.79 $13.53 $28,130 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $14.72 $14.84 $30,860 6.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights (7) $21.63 $21.07 $43,830 5.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 30 $16.02 $15.51 $32,260 4.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $10.12 $10.39 $21,610 3.1 %
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 10,810 $11.34 $12.52 $26,040 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 760 $20.48 $22.09 $45,940 4.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $12.07 $12.39 $25,770 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 910 $10.80 $10.66 $22,170 6.8 %
51-3011 Bakers (7) $23.41 $18.76 $39,030 7.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $11.18 $11.30 $23,500 3.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $16.40 $16.22 $33,730 11.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.93 $15.11 $31,430 4.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $11.37 $11.62 $24,170 5.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $14.78 $14.15 $29,430 6.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $14.03 $13.56 $28,210 7.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $17.69 $17.44 $36,270 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 230 $12.41 $13.08 $27,200 4.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $9.93 $10.07 $20,940 2.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 110 $16.59 $16.84 $35,030 3.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $15.36 $15.77 $32,800 6.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 310 $6.70 $6.93 $14,400 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 250 $6.81 $7.70 $16,010 9.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 240 $10.07 $9.85 $20,480 4.5 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 620 $11.56 $11.38 $23,670 3.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $9.51 $9.65 $20,070 7.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 60 $11.58 $11.56 $24,040 3.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (7) $9.47 $9.75 $20,270 4.4 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $18.33 $18.41 $38,300 6.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $10.04 $10.58 $22,010 7.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.57 $12.78 $26,590 2.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $13.47 $13.82 $28,750 2.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $15.68 $16.06 $33,400 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 510 $12.20 $13.11 $27,260 3.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (7) $23.74 $20.67 $42,990 18.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $9.25 $10.64 $22,140 9.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $16.41 $15.77 $32,790 13.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 110 $10.73 $12.31 $25,600 11.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 90 $8.96 $11.80 $24,540 6.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 960 $9.47 $9.55 $19,860 4.3 %
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 8,420 $9.00 $10.02 $20,850 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $19.18 $18.58 $38,650 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $18.40 $19.69 $40,960 4.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (7) $6.98 $7.71 $16,030 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 340 $7.37 $9.51 $19,770 9.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 800 $13.17 $14.22 $29,570 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,010 $9.11 $9.87 $20,540 4.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $9.26 $9.19 $19,110 9.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $8.49 $8.53 $17,750 2.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $15.22 $14.98 $31,160 5.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $11.27 $11.56 $24,040 5.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,060 $11.37 $11.64 $24,210 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $7.16 $7.78 $16,180 6.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,940 $7.81 $8.25 $17,170 2.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 320 $10.53 $10.58 $22,000 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,110 $6.85 $7.76 $16,140 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $9.03 $9.47 $19,700 4.1 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(7) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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