Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN 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 Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of North Dakota and Minnesota. 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 Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN 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 101,070 $12.41 $15.26 $31,740 1.7 %
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 5,290 $28.33 $33.52 $69,730 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 300 $50.34 $58.70 $122,090 4.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,330 $33.73 $40.80 $84,870 2.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 $6.67 $8.94 $18,600 17.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $20.49 $21.65 $45,040 4.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 200 $27.76 $30.74 $63,940 6.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $32.81 $34.70 $72,180 3.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 70 $24.86 $25.73 $53,530 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $22.96 $24.52 $51,010 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 300 $34.20 $35.49 $73,810 8.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 420 $30.37 $34.27 $71,280 3.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 130 $26.20 $29.48 $61,320 3.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $25.21 $27.67 $57,560 4.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $29.92 $32.06 $66,690 5.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $25.38 $27.06 $56,280 4.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $24.34 $25.80 $53,670 3.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $64,210 2.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 260 $31.13 $33.71 $70,120 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 110 $33.72 $38.03 $79,100 5.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 150 $16.57 $18.06 $37,560 3.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $17.48 $19.04 $39,590 6.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 340 $25.51 $27.38 $56,940 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $20.15 $20.76 $43,190 1.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 260 $18.13 $18.92 $39,360 7.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $18.49 $20.35 $42,330 4.9 %
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 3,090 $19.82 $21.38 $44,470 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $18.71 $19.63 $40,830 3.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $18.44 $20.33 $42,290 2.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 120 $20.05 $19.86 $41,320 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $20.71 $21.27 $44,230 6.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $20.38 $20.47 $42,580 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $15.43 $16.76 $34,860 7.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 160 $17.23 $18.35 $38,170 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $28.09 $29.27 $60,870 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 740 $19.25 $20.21 $42,040 2.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $19.13 $20.42 $42,470 3.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $22.50 $22.88 $47,590 2.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 $17.03 $20.40 $42,430 12.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $23.52 $27.18 $56,530 5.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $20.87 $19.87 $41,330 5.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (7) $14.31 $15.76 $32,770 2.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 30 $32.64 $33.61 $69,900 2.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 230 $18.16 $22.08 $45,920 6.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $27.47 $27.29 $56,760 2.0 %
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 2,720 $20.88 $22.74 $47,310 6.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 400 $18.00 $21.10 $43,890 10.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (7) $32.44 $32.97 $68,580 3.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 820 $12.68 $14.43 $30,010 7.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 260 $28.09 $27.63 $57,460 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $25.21 $27.40 $57,000 9.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $21.65 $21.97 $45,700 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $20.98 $21.55 $44,830 3.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (7) $20.52 $22.07 $45,900 5.3 %
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 1,590 $22.69 $25.03 $52,070 4.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 110 $21.86 $24.45 $50,860 8.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $15.54 $19.53 $40,620 13.0 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers (7) $29.52 $29.08 $60,490 7.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 250 $24.62 $26.32 $54,750 3.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (7) $32.55 $33.72 $70,140 4.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $32.56 $33.37 $69,420 4.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $25.79 $26.93 $56,010 4.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $13.01 $13.94 $28,990 5.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $13.29 $17.14 $35,640 15.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $16.58 $17.90 $37,240 4.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $18.27 $19.32 $40,180 4.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $19.17 $19.28 $40,090 4.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $20.66 $21.91 $45,570 10.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $13.43 $16.04 $33,360 11.3 %
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 960 $16.93 $19.07 $39,670 5.2 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 170 $16.59 $19.48 $40,510 3.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 30 $16.20 $17.91 $37,250 6.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $17.48 $21.14 $43,980 9.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 (7) (7) (7) (7)
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $23.84 $24.22 $50,370 6.6 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 190 $12.75 $13.97 $29,050 4.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $17.21 $16.76 $34,860 3.1 %
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 1,590 $13.92 $14.28 $29,700 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $16.70 $16.61 $34,560 3.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $19.49 $19.43 $40,410 3.2 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (7) $17.65 $17.94 $37,310 2.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (7) $15.71 $17.13 $35,640 3.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (7) $12.39 $13.50 $28,080 4.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 170 $18.47 $18.98 $39,480 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 180 $16.61 $17.28 $35,940 4.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $15.38 $15.10 $31,420 9.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 550 $8.28 $8.88 $18,470 2.7 %
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 620 $20.59 $26.11 $54,310 7.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 270 $31.48 $36.21 $75,320 8.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 230 $16.50 $17.52 $36,430 6.2 %
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 5,830 $17.30 $18.22 $37,900 4.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $64,560 1.6 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $51,000 1.4 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $63,800 1.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $57,680 4.3 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $55,310 1.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,330 1.5 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $65,390 7.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $60,170 8.6 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $42,970 1.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $44,180 1.2 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $46,230 1.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $20.39 $19.07 $39,670 9.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 390 $7.61 $7.94 $16,520 5.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,370 (4) (4) $39,310 1.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $38,480 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $40,670 2.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 260 (4) (4) $40,870 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $40,920 2.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $8.32 $9.20 $19,130 13.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $18.10 $18.30 $38,070 2.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $10.42 $11.14 $23,170 2.3 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 130 $16.65 $19.14 $39,810 7.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $26.79 $26.31 $54,730 3.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 960 (4) (4) $21,000 3.7 %
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 1,250 $13.26 $14.87 $30,930 4.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (7) $13.93 $15.17 $31,550 14.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $8.66 $8.93 $18,580 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $14.20 $14.50 $30,150 3.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $15.17 $14.69 $30,540 9.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 90 $8.46 $9.09 $18,910 8.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $37,170 5.2 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $10.86 $11.28 $23,450 9.2 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $11.43 $12.23 $25,440 14.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (7) $17.19 $18.20 $37,850 3.1 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $13.75 $16.11 $33,500 8.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $24.21 $24.68 $51,330 6.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $11.42 $13.02 $27,070 13.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 100 $8.66 $10.43 $21,700 9.7 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $7.07 $10.04 $20,890 9.7 %
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 5,000 $19.57 $24.61 $51,190 3.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.47 $18.28 $38,020 3.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $34.97 $34.77 $72,320 3.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $89.57 $186,300 9.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $30.88 $30.39 $63,210 5.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,800 $20.90 $21.60 $44,930 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $19.80 $20.10 $41,810 3.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $27.37 $27.47 $57,140 2.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $12.41 $12.59 $26,180 6.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 $16.11 $16.19 $33,670 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 170 $22.48 $22.19 $46,160 4.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $18.37 $18.80 $39,110 5.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 170 $13.30 $13.69 $28,470 2.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $25.31 $24.24 $50,410 5.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 60 $17.76 $18.36 $38,190 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 90 $10.97 $11.52 $23,960 3.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $13.60 $13.97 $29,050 7.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $10.69 $10.96 $22,800 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 660 $13.12 $13.41 $27,890 3.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $10.09 $10.49 $21,810 3.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $11.66 $12.50 $25,990 7.9 %
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 2,700 $9.83 $10.13 $21,070 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 830 $8.85 $8.96 $18,640 2.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 990 $9.93 $9.99 $20,770 2.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $13.50 $13.55 $28,170 2.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 110 $10.24 $10.50 $21,850 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $11.17 $12.25 $25,470 2.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $8.15 $8.18 $17,010 3.2 %
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 1,280 $12.90 $14.78 $30,740 7.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 70 $16.02 $16.79 $34,920 7.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $23.11 $25.48 $53,000 5.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $21.33 $21.35 $44,400 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 450 $8.43 $9.27 $19,280 3.0 %
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 9,010 $6.99 $7.59 $15,780 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $16.48 $15.92 $33,110 3.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 750 $10.07 $10.72 $22,300 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 410 $7.13 $7.14 $14,840 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $8.29 $8.61 $17,900 6.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 730 $8.39 $8.71 $18,110 1.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $7.30 $7.53 $15,660 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 420 $7.99 $8.20 $17,060 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 740 $6.47 $6.66 $13,850 2.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,680 $7.27 $7.36 $15,300 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 400 $6.79 $7.31 $15,200 5.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,030 $6.23 $6.53 $13,590 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 $6.84 $7.11 $14,790 4.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 260 $6.57 $6.72 $13,980 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $6.41 $6.47 $13,450 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 450 $6.76 $7.12 $14,800 2.8 %
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 3,310 $8.87 $9.88 $20,540 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $11.34 $12.99 $27,020 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $15.73 $16.91 $35,170 6.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,690 $9.09 $9.91 $20,620 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 910 $7.73 $7.74 $16,110 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 430 $10.66 $11.18 $23,250 3.4 %
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 2,870 $8.16 $9.57 $19,910 3.4 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 30 $14.12 $12.82 $26,670 7.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 200 $12.44 $12.64 $26,290 10.4 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 280 $9.70 $10.11 $21,030 10.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 180 $7.97 $7.88 $16,380 4.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 330 $6.72 $7.50 $15,590 3.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $11.65 $12.41 $25,820 10.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 560 $6.83 $7.63 $15,870 6.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 130 $7.83 $8.35 $17,380 7.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $10.32 $11.03 $22,950 6.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 60 $9.50 $11.08 $23,040 8.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 12,290 $9.51 $13.24 $27,550 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,190 $13.84 $15.72 $32,690 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $24.04 $26.14 $54,380 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,090 $7.35 $7.40 $15,400 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 700 $7.76 $8.18 $17,010 4.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 360 $12.49 $12.95 $26,930 3.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,600 $8.48 $10.17 $21,160 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $15.12 $15.52 $32,290 6.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 500 $19.87 $24.48 $50,920 10.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 180 $21.67 $31.42 $65,360 23.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 170 $14.06 $16.09 $33,460 11.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 350 $23.34 $25.83 $53,730 7.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,220 $20.36 $22.60 $47,010 3.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $11.57 $14.93 $31,050 9.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $20.53 $22.84 $47,510 8.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 150 $9.00 $9.73 $20,240 5.3 %
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 18,280 $11.49 $12.26 $25,490 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 900 $16.24 $17.01 $35,380 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $9.86 $9.85 $20,480 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 410 $11.50 $12.39 $25,770 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 290 $12.43 $12.78 $26,590 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,750 $11.88 $12.09 $25,150 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $13.27 $13.85 $28,800 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.02 $13.69 $28,470 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 540 $9.76 $10.01 $20,820 2.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (7) $12.79 $13.01 $27,070 2.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $15.26 $15.30 $31,830 2.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (7) $14.06 $13.97 $29,060 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,470 $11.91 $12.46 $25,910 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $10.42 $10.47 $21,780 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 320 $8.24 $8.31 $17,280 2.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $9.86 $9.95 $20,690 5.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $7.81 $8.73 $18,160 5.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $10.71 $11.51 $23,940 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $12.01 $12.27 $25,520 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $12.17 $12.63 $26,270 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $14.06 $14.65 $30,470 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 $9.88 $9.90 $20,580 2.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 60 $16.25 $16.60 $34,530 4.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $9.77 $10.04 $20,880 3.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 300 $16.05 $15.79 $32,840 2.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $12.62 $12.61 $26,230 2.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $19.43 $19.27 $40,090 2.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 $21.89 $20.90 $43,470 2.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 230 $19.01 $18.29 $38,040 3.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $17.34 $17.49 $36,380 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 670 $10.93 $11.56 $24,030 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,400 $8.67 $9.33 $19,410 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (7) $7.99 $8.53 $17,740 5.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 980 $14.25 $15.47 $32,170 2.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $12.85 $13.31 $27,680 6.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 220 $10.33 $10.50 $21,850 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,330 $11.76 $12.03 $25,020 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 $13.15 $13.84 $28,780 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 610 $10.29 $10.49 $21,810 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 150 $11.77 $12.57 $26,150 3.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 320 $10.92 $11.40 $23,720 5.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 $10.04 $10.34 $21,500 4.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,890 $10.45 $10.79 $22,430 1.5 %
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 170 $13.54 $13.82 $28,740 4.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 $12.19 $11.23 $23,360 8.5 %
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 5,150 $14.94 $16.66 $34,660 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 400 $22.58 $23.08 $48,010 4.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $20.89 $21.81 $45,360 7.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,020 $13.06 $14.12 $29,360 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 290 $13.67 $14.09 $29,310 3.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 710 $11.66 $11.90 $24,750 2.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $15.46 $15.20 $31,620 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $15.77 $15.91 $33,090 1.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 110 $21.62 $20.77 $43,190 8.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 40 $15.96 $15.78 $32,820 3.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 590 $18.88 $18.73 $38,960 5.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers 80 $13.12 $13.47 $28,020 3.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (7) $12.45 $13.15 $27,350 6.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $13.26 $13.65 $28,390 2.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $26.21 $25.99 $54,050 8.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (7) $18.55 $20.54 $42,710 9.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $13.53 $14.09 $29,300 3.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $19.17 $18.11 $37,670 3.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $10.15 $10.53 $21,900 4.5 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 70 $12.93 $12.93 $26,890 5.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 70 $17.35 $16.26 $33,810 5.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,930 $15.74 $16.30 $33,890 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 390 $19.69 $20.44 $42,520 3.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 170 $15.07 $15.87 $33,000 5.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 200 $21.14 $20.70 $43,050 3.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (7) $12.31 $12.73 $26,480 7.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (7) $21.80 $20.55 $42,740 5.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $18.29 $17.77 $36,950 7.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $17.42 $17.43 $36,260 7.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 100 $19.07 $18.97 $39,460 5.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $16.05 $16.26 $33,810 4.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 600 $14.80 $15.28 $31,770 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $15.50 $15.35 $31,940 3.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $14.02 $13.93 $28,970 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $16.73 $16.88 $35,110 2.3 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $12.66 $13.27 $27,610 6.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $10.03 $9.76 $20,300 5.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $18.20 $18.11 $37,670 5.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $15.96 $16.09 $33,460 4.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 $16.27 $16.05 $33,390 6.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 630 $13.91 $14.14 $29,420 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $10.38 $11.89 $24,720 10.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (7) $24.89 $24.88 $51,750 4.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $16.42 $16.74 $34,820 2.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $10.03 $9.99 $20,770 4.5 %
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 6,240 $11.65 $12.59 $26,190 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 500 $16.82 $17.56 $36,530 4.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 60 $10.36 $13.18 $27,420 18.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 160 $12.61 $12.43 $25,850 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 820 $11.28 $11.78 $24,510 6.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 270 $10.04 $10.94 $22,750 4.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $10.76 $11.08 $23,050 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 90 $8.30 $8.83 $18,370 3.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.32 $12.25 $25,480 8.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $9.20 $10.33 $21,500 13.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $14.54 $15.33 $31,890 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 560 $14.49 $14.43 $30,020 2.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $12.91 $12.75 $26,510 8.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $14.84 $14.89 $30,970 11.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $11.42 $13.18 $27,420 7.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $9.38 $9.56 $19,880 4.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 160 $11.38 $11.31 $23,520 3.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (7) $9.95 $10.20 $21,210 4.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (7) $11.50 $12.01 $24,990 3.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $17.83 $18.67 $38,830 3.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $17.85 $17.56 $36,530 2.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $14.56 $16.55 $34,410 9.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $18.27 $17.41 $36,220 5.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.45 $12.07 $25,110 3.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $8.16 $8.76 $18,230 9.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 180 $16.00 $16.36 $34,030 7.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $10.04 $10.49 $21,820 5.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $14.19 $14.07 $29,280 3.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $9.59 $10.61 $22,070 4.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 80 $14.57 $16.00 $33,270 11.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 160 $8.02 $8.33 $17,330 4.5 %
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 7,920 $11.22 $12.34 $25,670 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $16.39 $17.36 $36,110 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $20.46 $20.84 $43,340 4.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (7) (7) (7) (7)
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 300 $11.61 $11.63 $24,180 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 540 $11.50 $11.83 $24,610 5.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,710 $15.34 $15.61 $32,470 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 790 $10.09 $11.07 $23,030 7.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $8.34 $8.48 $17,640 4.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 130 $8.22 $8.76 $18,210 5.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $16.12 $15.80 $32,870 4.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $19.16 $19.18 $39,900 5.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $16.96 $17.14 $35,650 3.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 290 $11.10 $11.65 $24,230 3.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 390 $7.64 $8.41 $17,480 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,750 $10.10 $10.71 $22,280 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $10.96 $11.19 $23,270 7.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 680 $7.57 $7.77 $16,170 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $14.05 $14.28 $29,710 3.3 %

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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