Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA


For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Colorado. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 117,840 $13.82 $17.45 $36,290 2.3 %
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 5,280 $35.35 $39.29 $81,720 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $67.06 $70.72 $147,100 4.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,770 $36.16 $42.42 $88,230 3.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $22.95 $24.05 $50,030 4.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 190 $32.53 $36.35 $75,610 7.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $38.06 $47.28 $98,340 9.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $25.01 $28.84 $59,980 10.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $30.45 $30.78 $64,010 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 180 $44.87 $47.01 $97,790 4.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $38.76 $42.48 $88,350 4.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 80 $34.11 $34.66 $72,100 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $32.17 $36.14 $75,170 6.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $34.23 $35.36 $73,560 3.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $29.27 $32.47 $67,530 6.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 300 $27.86 $29.04 $60,410 4.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $16.16 $16.77 $34,890 6.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $70,340 3.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (7) $33.74 $36.55 $76,020 7.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 370 $40.80 $42.14 $87,660 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 170 $36.03 $46.84 $97,420 13.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $34.63 $38.88 $80,860 5.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 110 $42.25 $41.33 $85,960 2.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $34.36 $31.26 $65,030 12.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $23.83 $26.44 $54,990 6.0 %
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 4,140 $23.02 $26.30 $54,710 3.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $18.90 $19.62 $40,820 8.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 $21.16 $22.44 $46,680 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $23.39 $23.37 $48,600 4.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $24.29 $25.30 $52,630 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 $22.86 $23.88 $49,680 5.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $17.63 $19.77 $41,120 7.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $20.13 $21.77 $45,280 4.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $20.90 $22.35 $46,500 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $26.51 $32.00 $66,550 8.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $15.21 $14.79 $30,770 10.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 840 $23.01 $24.47 $50,910 1.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $21.31 $23.78 $49,460 14.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 90 $30.18 $30.99 $64,460 5.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $20.65 $23.02 $47,890 6.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $27.83 $28.01 $58,270 4.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 100 (5) $68.24 $141,940 16.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $26.23 $39.70 $82,580 20.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $16.42 $17.30 $35,980 8.6 %
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 3,470 $29.61 $30.60 $63,640 2.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (7) $36.05 $37.02 $77,000 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 420 $26.19 $28.91 $60,140 8.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 670 $33.77 $34.24 $71,220 4.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (7) $41.76 $40.49 $84,220 4.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 700 $18.52 $19.92 $41,430 3.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 490 $30.55 $30.89 $64,250 2.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 $27.87 $29.01 $60,340 5.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 $30.80 $30.50 $63,430 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $28.60 $28.21 $58,670 4.0 %
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 3,530 $27.37 $29.83 $62,040 3.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 $25.41 $27.16 $56,500 3.4 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 110 $22.91 $23.22 $48,290 2.9 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 50 $22.56 $23.62 $49,130 10.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors (7) $19.16 $20.32 $42,270 4.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 390 $28.93 $28.67 $59,630 2.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (7) $45.05 $45.54 $94,720 2.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 570 $33.19 $33.75 $70,210 4.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 130 $38.01 $38.00 $79,030 8.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 130 $27.61 $29.43 $61,210 10.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 290 $37.03 $37.24 $77,460 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 $24.63 $27.68 $57,560 4.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $20.08 $20.23 $42,070 2.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 60 $21.11 $21.66 $45,050 4.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 100 $18.27 $18.74 $38,980 3.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $23.00 $23.54 $48,970 6.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 240 $21.52 $22.39 $46,580 3.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (7) $20.31 $21.16 $44,010 2.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (7) $13.94 $15.75 $32,770 11.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 150 $20.13 $20.30 $42,220 2.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (7) $21.92 $20.84 $43,340 7.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $12.49 $13.26 $27,570 3.0 %
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 2,420 $20.35 $24.83 $51,660 4.2 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 50 $31.67 $32.66 $67,930 6.6 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 40 $30.58 $30.79 $64,050 8.3 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 80 $34.65 $34.24 $71,210 3.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 30 $26.70 $27.80 $57,830 6.4 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (7) $18.36 $25.83 $53,720 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 90 $25.11 $25.49 $53,020 2.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (7) $16.58 $19.08 $39,680 3.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (7) $24.17 $26.35 $54,820 2.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $26.49 $37.40 $77,780 19.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $24.68 $25.01 $52,010 6.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $29.56 $30.10 $62,610 2.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 210 $14.42 $14.93 $31,060 3.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $17.22 $17.10 $35,560 6.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (7) $14.87 $16.03 $33,350 2.1 %
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 1,410 $17.71 $18.95 $39,410 5.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $14.07 $14.13 $29,390 4.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $21.36 $21.46 $44,630 3.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 210 $12.31 $13.42 $27,910 8.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $19.78 $19.56 $40,680 3.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (7) $16.91 $17.42 $36,240 3.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $12.20 $13.49 $28,060 6.6 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 330 $24.15 $31.20 $64,900 10.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $43.57 $45.40 $94,420 6.5 %
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 8,700 $17.65 $19.94 $41,480 5.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $71,630 9.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $63,050 6.8 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $56,140 6.5 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $56,440 5.3 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $58,520 2.4 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $61,560 21.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $55,940 3.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $52,320 2.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $51,550 1.9 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $52,680 1.9 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $58,080 2.4 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $56,800 3.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (7) $22.19 $23.90 $49,700 7.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 510 $9.71 $10.41 $21,640 4.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $41,520 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,250 (4) (4) $43,920 1.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 590 (4) (4) $42,050 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 680 (4) (4) $43,050 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 150 (4) (4) $46,610 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $44,330 1.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $46,510 1.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $13.21 $14.20 $29,540 6.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $20.27 $20.96 $43,590 2.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (7) $12.39 $12.46 $25,910 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (7) $22.23 $23.28 $48,420 2.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 960 (4) (4) $21,140 2.1 %
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 1,690 $16.52 $18.32 $38,110 3.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors 30 $29.64 $33.22 $69,100 4.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (7) $25.63 $22.82 $47,470 5.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $8.37 $8.67 $18,030 3.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $17.23 $18.04 $37,530 2.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 80 $15.64 $18.02 $37,480 9.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $40,140 19.0 %
27-2032 Choreographers (7) $7.09 $10.34 $21,510 12.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 220 $21.08 $22.94 $47,720 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 200 $18.38 $19.18 $39,890 2.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 $22.98 $22.25 $46,270 11.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $17.45 $20.29 $42,200 7.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $20.47 $20.70 $43,050 6.1 %
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 5,460 $23.01 $28.33 $58,920 7.9 %
29-1020 Dentists 130 $67.67 $71.21 $148,120 10.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $22.94 $23.41 $48,690 8.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $39.22 $37.80 $78,630 2.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 390 $25.63 $25.64 $53,320 10.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,840 $23.85 $24.00 $49,930 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $21.67 $22.30 $46,370 4.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $23.62 $23.14 $48,130 6.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $23.34 $23.56 $49,000 2.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 160 $30.29 $34.11 $70,950 7.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $13.27 $13.51 $28,100 4.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 250 $10.81 $10.94 $22,760 2.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 300 $16.59 $16.97 $35,310 3.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $12.80 $13.70 $28,500 5.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $12.02 $13.57 $28,220 10.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $22.16 $22.86 $47,540 3.5 %
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 2,470 $10.68 $11.23 $23,350 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 360 $9.90 $10.20 $21,210 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,140 $10.33 $10.56 $21,960 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $15.81 $15.31 $31,830 5.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $10.08 $10.25 $21,310 10.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (7) $16.17 $16.84 $35,020 8.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 330 $11.77 $11.69 $24,320 6.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $14.70 $14.84 $30,870 6.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $11.45 $11.63 $24,200 5.2 %
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 1,610 $15.88 $18.02 $37,480 7.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 $28.53 $28.20 $58,660 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 580 $9.87 $10.47 $21,780 4.2 %
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 11,950 $7.93 $8.51 $17,700 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 150 $20.61 $20.75 $43,150 14.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 890 $12.53 $13.20 $27,450 3.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 720 $8.57 $8.56 $17,800 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $9.61 $10.09 $20,990 4.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,130 $9.26 $9.48 $19,720 5.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $9.28 $9.22 $19,170 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 440 $8.56 $9.03 $18,780 4.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 760 $7.40 $8.00 $16,640 9.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,060 $7.67 $7.71 $16,030 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 550 $7.47 $7.74 $16,110 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,980 $6.68 $7.38 $15,360 3.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $7.14 $7.62 $15,840 4.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 320 $6.78 $6.87 $14,300 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 490 $7.62 $7.52 $15,640 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 680 $6.72 $6.90 $14,350 3.6 %
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 4,250 $9.68 $10.36 $21,540 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $14.17 $15.28 $31,780 5.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $16.73 $17.40 $36,200 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,970 $9.39 $9.75 $20,270 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 680 $7.94 $8.04 $16,730 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,260 $10.74 $11.20 $23,290 3.3 %
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 2,940 $8.87 $10.12 $21,050 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $13.39 $16.39 $34,080 6.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $9.13 $10.32 $21,460 7.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $6.08 $6.00 $12,490 4.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 240 $7.01 $7.71 $16,040 5.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 510 $11.36 $12.10 $25,170 6.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 500 $9.18 $9.22 $19,170 3.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 380 $8.32 $8.72 $18,140 1.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 410 $8.98 $10.94 $22,750 2.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $9.50 $10.60 $22,050 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 13,600 $10.16 $14.17 $29,480 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 920 $15.67 $17.81 $37,040 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 250 $25.41 $30.81 $64,080 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,440 $8.02 $8.81 $18,320 4.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $8.26 $9.43 $19,620 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $15.62 $16.72 $34,770 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,520 $9.07 $11.52 $23,970 5.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $17.03 $20.19 $41,990 8.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $32.82 $31.92 $66,400 6.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $21.92 $29.08 $60,480 11.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 110 $13.47 $13.58 $28,240 3.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 170 $33.35 $34.36 $71,480 6.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,120 $23.17 $25.98 $54,030 5.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (7) $9.78 $9.79 $20,360 3.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (7) $30.86 $30.20 $62,810 5.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (7) $14.97 $16.60 $34,520 14.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 250 $10.11 $10.78 $22,430 5.0 %
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 18,380 $12.62 $13.34 $27,750 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 900 $19.81 $21.02 $43,720 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $9.74 $10.08 $20,970 4.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $13.96 $14.23 $29,590 1.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 340 $12.49 $12.82 $26,660 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,720 $14.01 $14.53 $30,230 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $14.71 $14.79 $30,760 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.83 $14.68 $30,530 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $10.33 $10.59 $22,020 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,260 $10.28 $11.20 $23,300 9.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 $9.97 $10.36 $21,540 3.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $6.80 $6.99 $14,530 5.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $13.27 $13.03 $27,090 7.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 $12.59 $12.69 $26,400 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $14.92 $14.62 $30,410 4.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $12.67 $13.76 $28,620 6.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $16.40 $16.67 $34,670 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,170 $11.53 $11.91 $24,770 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $15.43 $16.15 $33,580 3.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $15.49 $15.97 $33,220 3.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $19.48 $19.53 $40,630 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $21.15 $20.81 $43,280 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $18.96 $18.21 $37,880 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 $18.34 $18.14 $37,730 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 720 $11.84 $12.24 $25,460 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,110 $9.98 $10.35 $21,520 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $14.68 $14.65 $30,470 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 950 $17.15 $18.24 $37,940 3.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $15.34 $15.50 $32,240 2.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 310 $13.72 $13.19 $27,430 5.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,330 $11.98 $12.14 $25,250 3.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $12.78 $13.52 $28,120 2.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $10.39 $10.65 $22,160 1.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (7) $12.63 $12.73 $26,470 3.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $13.30 $14.02 $29,160 2.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 190 $15.13 $14.00 $29,110 8.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 $6.50 $7.80 $16,230 6.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,150 $11.21 $11.47 $23,860 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 100 $12.19 $12.25 $25,480 2.0 %
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 160 $11.64 $12.09 $25,140 5.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $11.92 $12.03 $25,020 5.5 %
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 7,290 $15.86 $16.87 $35,090 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 650 $25.64 $26.39 $54,890 2.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $23.54 $21.08 $43,840 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,270 $14.32 $15.04 $31,280 5.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $14.99 $14.71 $30,600 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 780 $11.85 $12.15 $25,280 4.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (7) $16.36 $16.48 $34,290 4.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 270 $16.44 $16.55 $34,420 2.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 550 $16.60 $16.55 $34,430 2.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 740 $19.80 $19.61 $40,790 4.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $12.81 $13.18 $27,400 6.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 220 $15.64 $17.12 $35,610 10.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $13.97 $14.26 $29,650 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 810 $20.53 $20.45 $42,540 5.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $17.73 $18.47 $38,420 9.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $6.78 $7.46 $15,510 11.5 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 40 $9.64 $9.22 $19,170 6.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $12.77 $13.11 $27,260 9.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $20.08 $20.23 $42,070 5.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $18.43 $18.51 $38,510 6.2 %
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 4,430 $16.66 $17.70 $36,820 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 390 $23.15 $24.68 $51,330 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (7) $19.11 $19.72 $41,020 2.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 200 $23.55 $21.96 $45,680 5.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $26.15 $25.28 $52,570 5.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 $15.55 $15.31 $31,840 12.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $18.88 $20.18 $41,980 10.8 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (7) $12.39 $13.60 $28,290 15.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 640 $16.30 $17.96 $37,370 6.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $16.93 $17.24 $35,860 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $16.77 $17.46 $36,320 2.5 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 40 $14.84 $14.78 $30,740 4.0 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers (7) $9.72 $9.71 $20,190 3.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 170 $10.20 $10.57 $21,980 2.4 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (7) $12.53 $12.78 $26,570 6.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $17.53 $18.20 $37,850 6.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $16.82 $17.17 $35,710 5.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 $20.61 $20.14 $41,890 2.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 900 $14.42 $14.62 $30,400 3.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (7) $19.72 $19.52 $40,600 3.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $25.98 $25.69 $53,440 3.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 130 $18.80 $18.50 $38,490 3.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $11.72 $12.29 $25,570 4.0 %
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 7,440 $12.56 $14.27 $29,680 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 580 $22.04 $27.03 $56,230 5.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (7) $10.95 $12.18 $25,330 2.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 300 $12.44 $12.86 $26,740 2.5 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (7) $9.21 $9.86 $20,510 6.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 650 $12.20 $12.45 $25,900 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $10.09 $10.54 $21,930 2.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $12.76 $13.27 $27,600 7.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.17 $14.80 $30,770 9.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $14.16 $14.22 $29,570 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 310 $17.87 $17.45 $36,300 4.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $10.35 $11.28 $23,470 4.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (7) $23.28 $22.40 $46,590 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 310 $13.71 $13.94 $28,990 4.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 90 $12.85 $15.71 $32,680 14.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $18.57 $17.02 $35,410 7.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (7) $12.40 $11.85 $24,650 7.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $7.97 $8.01 $16,660 4.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $9.77 $9.65 $20,070 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 330 $14.08 $14.26 $29,660 9.6 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 30 $13.19 $14.05 $29,220 7.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $12.12 $12.66 $26,340 6.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $13.31 $12.78 $26,580 7.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $12.10 $12.69 $26,400 6.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $12.57 $13.55 $28,180 2.6 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 30 $12.17 $12.69 $26,390 8.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $9.92 $9.64 $20,050 4.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $18.03 $20.97 $43,620 11.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $12.03 $12.38 $25,740 4.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (7) $11.70 $12.22 $25,420 6.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (7) $8.42 $8.91 $18,540 5.7 %
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 6,890 $12.69 $12.88 $26,800 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $18.32 $19.40 $40,350 5.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $19.59 $18.82 $39,150 11.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 200 $12.81 $13.16 $27,370 5.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 740 $9.58 $10.17 $21,160 11.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,220 $15.06 $15.06 $31,320 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 780 $10.43 $12.15 $25,280 7.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $8.63 $9.19 $19,120 2.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $8.36 $8.49 $17,650 7.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 150 $9.85 $10.13 $21,060 7.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $16.42 $16.88 $35,110 3.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 330 $13.74 $13.05 $27,140 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 260 $9.19 $9.29 $19,310 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 250 $8.05 $8.27 $17,200 3.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $13.98 $14.77 $30,720 6.4 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(7) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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