Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Decatur, 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 Decatur, AL MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in 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 Decatur, 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 54,270 $12.23 $14.63 $30,430 2.2 %
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 2,220 $28.93 $31.27 $65,030 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $52.90 $56.69 $117,920 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 770 $28.04 $32.34 $67,280 2.2 %
11-1031 Legislators (7) $6.65 $7.60 $15,810 14.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $30.54 $33.42 $69,520 7.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $30.30 $32.34 $67,260 4.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 130 $31.02 $32.03 $66,630 3.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 60 $28.76 $30.54 $63,530 6.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $33.34 $38.47 $80,020 6.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $22.71 $25.65 $53,360 9.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $28.60 $27.46 $57,110 7.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $26.46 $28.27 $58,800 4.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $70,740 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $38.54 $38.59 $80,260 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $15.89 $17.47 $36,340 11.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $29.30 $33.61 $69,900 9.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $20.87 $30.44 $63,310 29.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,540 $20.99 $23.72 $49,330 7.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $23.33 $23.51 $48,900 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 30 $17.23 $17.02 $35,390 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $22.24 $23.32 $48,490 7.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $19.34 $19.63 $40,830 4.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $24.47 $31.68 $65,900 14.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 190 $19.56 $20.93 $43,540 3.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $16.99 $19.23 $39,990 8.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $15.07 $16.61 $34,560 6.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 90 $6.77 $7.39 $15,360 16.7 %
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 230 $28.18 $28.09 $58,430 4.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $31.52 $33.14 $68,940 7.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 40 $13.43 $17.07 $35,500 7.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $31.35 $31.54 $65,600 4.4 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,030 $26.00 $26.56 $55,240 3.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 50 $37.07 $36.74 $76,430 3.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $23.20 $25.49 $53,010 9.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $33.99 $33.60 $69,880 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $31.40 $30.32 $63,070 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 $28.14 $29.81 $62,000 3.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (7) $13.32 $14.50 $30,160 6.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $19.26 $18.63 $38,750 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $24.14 $23.72 $49,350 3.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $22.21 $21.88 $45,500 4.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $16.04 $17.12 $35,610 2.8 %
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 240 $20.32 $22.07 $45,910 4.6 %
19-2031 Chemists (7) $33.81 $32.12 $66,810 2.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $18.32 $18.54 $38,560 3.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $20.43 $19.57 $40,700 7.6 %
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 420 $13.48 $15.02 $31,250 7.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $24.47 $24.04 $50,010 3.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $15.03 $15.24 $31,700 4.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $10.06 $11.21 $23,320 7.2 %
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 80 $24.33 $32.74 $68,110 20.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers (7) $44.43 $49.84 $103,660 9.4 %
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 3,260 $16.94 $15.67 $32,600 5.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $9.34 $9.15 $19,020 5.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $39,530 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 790 (4) (4) $40,830 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 650 (4) (4) $40,430 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $45,220 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $38,960 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $38,700 3.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $19.08 $17.07 $35,510 8.3 %
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 230 $12.16 $14.63 $30,440 10.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.60 $8.93 $18,580 6.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (7) $15.98 $16.99 $35,330 15.9 %
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 2,300 $17.09 $21.66 $45,050 4.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $38.04 $37.35 $77,690 4.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $86.68 $180,290 10.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 750 $19.61 $19.94 $41,470 1.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 $27.50 $29.05 $60,420 8.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (7) $16.63 $16.76 $34,850 3.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $13.24 $13.76 $28,620 2.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $13.59 $14.03 $29,180 8.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 50 $16.04 $15.95 $33,170 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $9.32 $9.35 $19,450 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 $13.55 $13.78 $28,670 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $10.01 $10.31 $21,450 4.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $11.82 $12.24 $25,450 5.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $25.30 $26.09 $54,270 4.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,270 $8.77 $9.83 $20,450 4.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 650 $7.99 $8.08 $16,800 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $21.17 $21.02 $43,720 6.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 $14.80 $14.42 $30,000 10.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 $10.13 $9.93 $20,660 3.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (7) $9.55 $8.95 $18,610 12.1 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,330 $10.88 $12.39 $25,770 5.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $21.54 $23.30 $48,460 3.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 90 $12.78 $13.87 $28,860 2.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 $15.55 $15.70 $32,650 6.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 530 $9.02 $8.75 $18,200 5.6 %
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 3,820 $6.51 $6.85 $14,250 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 450 $7.76 $8.61 $17,910 5.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 230 $6.46 $6.52 $13,570 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 370 $7.00 $7.28 $15,130 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 140 $7.59 $7.62 $15,840 3.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 250 $7.34 $7.31 $15,200 6.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 220 $6.73 $7.17 $14,920 5.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 50 $6.84 $6.94 $14,430 2.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,100 $6.30 $6.30 $13,110 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 90 $6.08 $5.96 $12,390 3.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 680 $6.17 $6.09 $12,670 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 40 $6.98 $7.04 $14,650 4.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 60 $6.29 $6.37 $13,250 4.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 60 $6.52 $6.57 $13,660 4.3 %
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 1,320 $8.02 $8.68 $18,050 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $12.35 $12.64 $26,280 3.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $7.91 $8.15 $16,940 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 290 $6.71 $6.89 $14,340 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $9.64 $9.50 $19,760 3.0 %
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 640 $7.68 $8.93 $18,570 5.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (7) $10.51 $10.37 $21,570 9.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 190 $6.49 $6.65 $13,840 3.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $9.16 $10.26 $21,350 9.5 %
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 5,290 $8.75 $12.32 $25,630 4.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 440 $11.85 $14.05 $29,220 6.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $26.64 $29.38 $61,110 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,740 $7.33 $7.53 $15,660 2.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $7.24 $9.70 $20,170 8.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $10.90 $13.54 $28,160 7.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,680 $8.66 $10.79 $22,450 6.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $14.60 $18.14 $37,740 8.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $25.60 $26.66 $55,450 10.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 560 $18.33 $21.86 $45,460 10.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) $8.82 $11.66 $24,260 15.1 %
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 7,250 $10.76 $11.67 $24,280 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $14.87 $16.26 $33,830 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $7.54 $8.21 $17,070 7.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 170 $11.41 $11.77 $24,490 3.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 570 $11.33 $11.90 $24,760 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $12.12 $12.17 $25,310 3.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 350 $9.40 $9.66 $20,080 6.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (7) $10.40 $12.23 $25,440 8.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 410 $10.19 $11.27 $23,450 3.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $7.77 $7.95 $16,530 4.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $6.57 $6.61 $13,750 3.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $12.50 $13.13 $27,310 11.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $7.10 $7.31 $15,200 5.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 50 $10.89 $10.67 $22,200 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $9.18 $10.78 $22,430 4.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (7) $15.60 $16.00 $33,280 3.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 320 $7.78 $8.08 $16,810 4.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $12.20 $12.37 $25,740 5.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $14.45 $13.83 $28,760 6.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $20.12 $19.81 $41,210 2.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $14.87 $15.56 $32,360 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 $12.52 $13.22 $27,490 3.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 720 $8.62 $9.07 $18,870 2.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 230 $15.40 $16.52 $34,350 4.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 130 $12.32 $12.68 $26,380 3.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $10.48 $10.41 $21,640 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 760 $10.72 $11.09 $23,070 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $8.72 $8.99 $18,690 4.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 900 $10.21 $10.57 $21,980 3.0 %
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 100 $7.98 $8.68 $18,060 8.6 %
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 3,720 $14.44 $15.19 $31,590 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 360 $21.35 $22.93 $47,690 8.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 450 $13.44 $13.34 $27,740 5.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $12.30 $12.76 $26,540 4.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 250 $10.39 $10.94 $22,760 4.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $13.22 $13.61 $28,310 7.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 $15.52 $15.69 $32,630 4.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 570 $17.91 $18.80 $39,100 5.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 360 $13.97 $14.58 $30,330 15.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $14.03 $13.70 $28,490 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $16.66 $16.38 $34,060 4.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $11.23 $12.09 $25,140 6.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (7) $16.27 $16.23 $33,760 5.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 80 $10.74 $10.88 $22,620 11.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 190 $11.93 $12.09 $25,140 7.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $9.75 $10.04 $20,890 4.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $16.62 $17.01 $35,390 3.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 70 $12.84 $12.59 $26,190 5.1 %
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 3,300 $16.19 $17.09 $35,560 3.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $20.80 $21.93 $45,620 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $12.03 $12.44 $25,880 9.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $15.19 $14.53 $30,230 2.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 250 $15.31 $14.95 $31,100 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $12.67 $13.16 $27,380 9.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $10.92 $10.69 $22,240 3.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $17.13 $17.20 $35,780 4.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $15.52 $16.10 $33,490 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 830 $16.00 $17.07 $35,500 5.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $14.05 $16.79 $34,920 7.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 380 $16.72 $17.09 $35,550 7.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $17.65 $18.33 $38,120 5.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $11.50 $12.30 $25,590 5.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $8.87 $8.88 $18,460 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 9,660 $13.83 $14.32 $29,790 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 550 $22.44 $23.25 $48,350 3.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 100 $8.60 $9.49 $19,730 7.2 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (7) $13.17 $12.94 $26,920 4.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $13.40 $13.68 $28,450 4.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $12.30 $13.00 $27,050 5.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 $14.94 $14.07 $29,260 5.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $13.88 $13.35 $27,760 6.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 430 $15.23 $14.83 $30,840 6.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $10.08 $11.80 $24,540 2.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $10.32 $11.18 $23,250 4.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $18.24 $17.26 $35,910 6.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 340 $13.05 $13.31 $27,680 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $13.04 $15.16 $31,520 9.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 100 $8.28 $8.26 $17,180 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 90 $8.49 $8.78 $18,260 2.3 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (7) $10.42 $11.56 $24,040 8.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $10.90 $11.29 $23,490 4.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $7.07 $7.58 $15,760 8.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 90 $9.38 $9.18 $19,100 3.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $14.89 $15.09 $31,390 4.7 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 420 $19.29 $19.00 $39,520 3.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $18.56 $17.87 $37,170 6.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $11.11 $13.49 $28,070 10.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $13.77 $16.02 $33,330 4.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 270 $8.89 $9.69 $20,160 4.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $13.01 $14.88 $30,950 8.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $12.25 $12.26 $25,500 7.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 650 $10.87 $11.97 $24,900 7.3 %
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 5,040 $10.64 $12.01 $24,980 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $17.86 $18.85 $39,200 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $17.88 $20.39 $42,420 11.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 100 $7.81 $9.98 $20,750 16.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,330 $15.81 $15.27 $31,770 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 440 $12.42 $14.53 $30,210 7.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $13.63 $14.42 $29,990 5.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $13.34 $13.91 $28,940 5.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 260 $10.77 $11.31 $23,530 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 $8.82 $9.64 $20,060 9.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,220 $9.34 $10.17 $21,160 3.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $10.83 $11.04 $22,960 4.6 %

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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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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