Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fort Smith, AR-OK 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 Smith, AR-OK MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma. 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 Smith, AR-OK 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 97,410 $11.32 $13.47 $28,010 1.6 %
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 3,430 $27.07 $30.85 $64,180 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $56.40 $60.45 $125,730 7.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,170 $28.19 $34.62 $72,020 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 $6.67 $9.95 $20,710 9.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $32.88 $37.49 $77,980 5.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $33.01 $36.10 $75,080 3.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $23.67 $25.23 $52,470 4.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $34.24 $35.35 $73,520 6.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 $25.34 $29.39 $61,140 4.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 90 $30.65 $31.35 $65,220 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 190 $24.06 $28.51 $59,290 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $27.09 $28.50 $59,290 3.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $29.19 $29.25 $60,830 5.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $29.57 $30.43 $63,300 5.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $10.82 $11.65 $24,230 4.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $64,630 2.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $34.62 $40.03 $83,260 6.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $13.71 $18.05 $37,530 11.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $11.76 $13.27 $27,610 7.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $27.76 $31.23 $64,960 5.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $12.72 $13.22 $27,490 9.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $18.66 $19.52 $40,600 8.0 %
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 1,950 $17.88 $20.53 $42,700 2.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (7) $20.15 $21.93 $45,620 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $20.03 $21.31 $44,320 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $20.66 $19.66 $40,890 11.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $14.83 $15.55 $32,330 9.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $23.78 $25.76 $53,580 6.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $13.56 $14.57 $30,310 5.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $15.52 $17.35 $36,090 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $17.96 $18.72 $38,940 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $23.55 $26.61 $55,350 13.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 400 $17.93 $19.96 $41,510 4.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $13.97 $17.20 $35,780 23.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $18.19 $23.78 $49,460 8.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $21.19 $20.39 $42,410 1.8 %
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 620 $21.21 $25.50 $53,040 8.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $19.70 $20.31 $42,240 6.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (7) $25.60 $25.35 $52,730 3.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 (7) (7) (7) (7)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $13.93 $15.81 $32,880 6.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (7) $28.88 $28.97 $60,260 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $19.30 $18.51 $38,500 4.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (7) $18.75 $20.14 $41,890 2.3 %
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 810 $19.97 $21.69 $45,120 3.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (7) $25.80 $25.97 $54,020 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $24.89 $25.80 $53,670 5.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $26.84 $28.03 $58,310 5.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $27.57 $28.46 $59,200 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $27.15 $29.95 $62,300 4.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $13.90 $15.00 $31,190 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $16.40 $17.12 $35,610 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $10.72 $11.42 $23,750 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 240 $18.22 $20.88 $43,430 5.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $20.50 $20.82 $43,300 11.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $19.83 $22.09 $45,940 13.0 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (7) $16.28 $17.67 $36,760 9.7 %
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 630 $13.55 $14.99 $31,170 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $10.38 $11.41 $23,730 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $21.18 $20.36 $42,350 4.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $12.07 $12.79 $26,610 12.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $14.26 $15.91 $33,090 7.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (7) $12.11 $12.93 $26,890 3.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $12.72 $13.33 $27,730 15.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $10.44 $11.08 $23,050 1.6 %
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 250 $18.60 $25.93 $53,930 8.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 80 $33.05 $42.28 $87,940 9.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $14.10 $16.95 $35,250 15.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $13.66 $14.30 $29,740 7.7 %
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 4,400 $15.77 $15.46 $32,170 4.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 240 $6.79 $7.89 $16,400 5.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $35,110 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,020 (4) (4) $35,690 3.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 550 (4) (4) $38,070 3.6 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $41,110 2.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 640 (4) (4) $38,000 4.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $42,620 4.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $37,850 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 100 (4) (4) $39,250 2.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $38,720 3.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 60 $15.06 $15.20 $31,610 2.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $20.24 $20.36 $42,340 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 480 (4) (4) $14,160 2.8 %
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 700 $12.32 $14.10 $29,330 4.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $8.61 $9.15 $19,040 2.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $11.42 $12.62 $26,260 6.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $29,620 4.4 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $8.71 $10.04 $20,880 7.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $12.04 $13.08 $27,200 4.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $17.34 $17.68 $36,770 2.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $9.48 $10.67 $22,190 15.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $9.74 $12.73 $26,480 19.0 %
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 5,030 $17.32 $22.03 $45,820 5.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $38.94 $35.65 $74,150 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 (5) $91.17 $189,620 7.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,750 $19.54 $19.64 $40,850 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $24.92 $25.38 $52,790 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $28.34 $28.26 $58,780 3.0 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 80 $22.20 $23.34 $48,550 15.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $16.99 $17.29 $35,960 2.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $19.12 $19.40 $40,360 3.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $19.00 $18.79 $39,080 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $13.12 $13.28 $27,620 7.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $29.31 $27.63 $57,470 8.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $15.10 $15.84 $32,950 6.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $23.08 $21.86 $45,460 5.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $16.09 $16.77 $34,870 4.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $11.49 $11.54 $24,000 4.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $8.93 $9.95 $20,700 5.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $12.92 $12.92 $26,870 2.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,110 $12.59 $12.69 $26,390 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $11.30 $11.67 $24,270 4.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $9.98 $10.80 $22,460 3.7 %
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 2,540 $8.18 $8.75 $18,200 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 490 $7.86 $7.91 $16,440 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,400 $7.96 $8.03 $16,700 1.5 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 50 $10.73 $11.68 $24,300 9.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $12.78 $12.57 $26,140 9.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 70 $13.30 $12.51 $26,030 9.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $10.45 $10.22 $21,250 2.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $7.79 $8.04 $16,710 5.8 %
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 1,750 $12.09 $12.87 $26,770 7.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 240 $12.93 $12.63 $26,270 4.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 110 $12.15 $12.12 $25,200 1.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $17.21 $21.49 $44,700 9.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 500 $14.58 $14.89 $30,970 3.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 530 $6.88 $7.62 $15,840 4.9 %
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 6,910 $6.57 $7.16 $14,880 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 650 $10.38 $11.12 $23,140 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 460 $6.81 $7.42 $15,430 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 570 $7.43 $7.63 $15,870 3.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 300 $8.03 $8.19 $17,040 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 100 $7.07 $7.15 $14,880 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 500 $6.56 $6.79 $14,130 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 110 $6.22 $6.66 $13,840 3.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,940 $6.26 $6.26 $13,020 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 190 $6.46 $6.52 $13,560 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,100 $6.23 $6.39 $13,300 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $6.32 $6.37 $13,250 3.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $6.82 $6.91 $14,380 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 370 $6.50 $6.60 $13,720 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $6.66 $6.77 $14,090 3.0 %
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 2,480 $7.91 $8.51 $17,690 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $12.12 $13.45 $27,980 3.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $13.20 $14.47 $30,090 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,160 $8.23 $8.55 $17,780 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 620 $6.54 $6.69 $13,920 2.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $9.85 $10.70 $22,260 6.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 $8.60 $8.78 $18,260 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 1,230 $7.39 $7.78 $16,180 1.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $10.19 $10.89 $22,650 4.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $7.26 $7.74 $16,090 5.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $6.90 $7.37 $15,330 10.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $6.93 $7.81 $16,250 8.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 540 $6.82 $6.99 $14,530 2.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 $8.40 $8.49 $17,650 2.9 %
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 9,890 $8.80 $11.34 $23,590 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 970 $13.20 $14.18 $29,500 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $22.49 $26.61 $55,350 8.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,440 $7.01 $7.23 $15,030 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $6.91 $7.72 $16,050 3.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $10.29 $10.67 $22,190 3.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,560 $8.21 $9.13 $18,980 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $18.19 $19.78 $41,140 4.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $14.95 $18.22 $37,890 12.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $44.39 $52.17 $108,510 23.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $16.24 $18.14 $37,720 11.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 790 $18.92 $20.07 $41,740 3.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $10.86 $14.62 $30,410 15.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 390 $8.56 $10.67 $22,190 6.2 %
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 14,850 $10.25 $11.26 $23,420 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 990 $14.92 $16.25 $33,810 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $7.99 $8.00 $16,630 3.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $9.69 $10.02 $20,850 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 290 $10.33 $10.98 $22,840 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,390 $11.54 $11.88 $24,710 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $11.75 $12.19 $25,350 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (7) $13.09 $13.74 $28,580 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 520 $8.32 $8.53 $17,750 2.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $11.44 $11.44 $23,790 5.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 810 $10.99 $11.64 $24,200 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $7.71 $8.03 $16,710 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $7.05 $7.15 $14,880 3.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $9.52 $9.59 $19,940 3.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $10.60 $11.65 $24,230 6.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $10.92 $11.11 $23,110 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $10.38 $10.84 $22,560 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 $13.75 $13.02 $27,080 4.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 670 $8.61 $8.88 $18,460 1.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $8.93 $9.76 $20,300 8.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $13.58 $15.70 $32,660 11.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $7.73 $7.96 $16,550 6.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $10.50 $10.67 $22,200 5.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $17.16 $19.25 $40,040 12.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $12.55 $12.43 $25,850 1.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $19.29 $19.07 $39,660 2.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $20.74 $20.27 $42,160 2.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 $18.43 $17.04 $35,450 2.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $12.96 $14.36 $29,870 4.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $11.80 $12.05 $25,060 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,540 $8.58 $9.17 $19,070 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 130 $9.81 $10.16 $21,140 6.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 340 $14.71 $15.73 $32,730 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 100 $8.30 $9.72 $20,220 11.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 160 $8.73 $9.32 $19,390 5.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,190 $10.33 $10.72 $22,300 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 160 $12.89 $13.07 $27,170 2.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 180 $8.42 $8.68 $18,040 6.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $12.28 $13.61 $28,310 5.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (7) $10.39 $12.94 $26,920 2.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $10.10 $11.07 $23,020 8.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 $9.07 $10.03 $20,860 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,010 $8.90 $9.27 $19,270 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 110 $10.97 $10.51 $21,860 6.2 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 270 $8.13 $8.63 $17,950 3.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (7) $6.92 $6.91 $14,380 3.4 %
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 4,120 $13.09 $14.10 $29,320 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 400 $19.67 $20.37 $42,370 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 (7) (7) (7) (7)
47-2031 Carpenters 470 $13.93 $14.24 $29,620 5.7 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 60 $10.17 $10.77 $22,410 10.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 $11.84 $12.10 $25,160 2.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 420 $10.46 $10.77 $22,390 2.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 160 $12.76 $12.72 $26,460 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 350 $13.74 $13.89 $28,890 2.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $13.55 $12.93 $26,890 4.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 290 $17.42 $17.95 $37,340 2.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $10.78 $11.39 $23,700 4.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $10.28 $10.37 $21,580 2.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $11.80 $12.39 $25,770 6.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $13.59 $13.61 $28,310 3.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 30 $11.64 $12.22 $25,410 7.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 60 $9.46 $8.96 $18,640 6.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 50 $9.42 $9.25 $19,250 2.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $11.54 $11.24 $23,370 3.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $16.56 $17.00 $35,350 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $11.16 $11.71 $24,360 3.3 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (7) $10.97 $11.20 $23,290 4.2 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 50 $15.62 $17.82 $37,060 6.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 60 $17.31 $17.01 $35,380 5.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (7) $12.73 $12.72 $26,450 2.6 %
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 4,350 $13.70 $14.46 $30,080 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 370 $20.26 $20.93 $43,540 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $12.20 $12.44 $25,870 3.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $16.68 $18.06 $37,550 8.4 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $15.46 $14.87 $30,940 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $17.51 $16.25 $33,800 6.5 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 30 $11.67 $11.88 $24,700 6.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $18.80 $18.28 $38,030 3.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $13.68 $14.51 $30,170 2.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $12.78 $13.56 $28,210 5.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 300 $13.91 $14.59 $30,340 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $16.04 $15.97 $33,220 2.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $6.37 $6.75 $14,040 8.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $8.32 $8.57 $17,830 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $13.52 $13.82 $28,740 8.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $9.82 $9.89 $20,560 4.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 350 $13.21 $14.20 $29,530 4.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,080 $13.54 $13.48 $28,040 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 $13.08 $13.34 $27,740 5.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (7) $13.02 $13.68 $28,460 10.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 $8.51 $8.85 $18,420 5.0 %
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 18,120 $11.27 $12.10 $25,160 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 860 $16.44 $18.01 $37,460 4.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 350 $16.28 $15.92 $33,110 2.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 160 $14.90 $14.17 $29,480 5.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,800 $14.38 $13.54 $28,150 2.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $8.48 $9.12 $18,960 4.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $10.02 $10.03 $20,850 2.6 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $8.50 $8.72 $18,150 4.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.77 $14.13 $29,380 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 $13.54 $13.01 $27,050 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.56 $12.09 $25,150 3.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $14.39 $13.12 $27,280 5.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 250 $13.41 $14.01 $29,140 3.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $15.41 $14.17 $29,470 5.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $14.42 $14.19 $29,520 6.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 $15.36 $15.02 $31,230 1.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 800 $11.41 $12.02 $24,990 3.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $13.20 $13.34 $27,750 4.0 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.68 $15.91 $33,080 5.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (7) $7.94 $8.61 $17,910 8.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 80 $15.51 $15.42 $32,080 4.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $10.74 $10.99 $22,850 3.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $12.09 $11.82 $24,580 4.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $7.10 $7.45 $15,500 6.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.79 $7.64 $15,890 3.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 $7.12 $7.55 $15,690 5.4 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 50 $10.85 $11.06 $23,010 2.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $16.05 $16.64 $34,600 2.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $12.91 $12.97 $26,980 2.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $10.54 $11.83 $24,610 7.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $10.20 $10.48 $21,800 3.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.35 $13.37 $27,820 4.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $15.03 $15.93 $33,140 7.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 950 $13.95 $14.24 $29,610 4.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 900 $10.15 $11.29 $23,480 6.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $10.08 $11.05 $22,980 3.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $14.12 $14.92 $31,040 5.6 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $9.68 $9.69 $20,160 5.0 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders (7) $9.70 $10.00 $20,800 2.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 $14.15 $13.80 $28,700 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,170 $9.51 $10.21 $21,230 3.3 %
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 12,860 $13.57 $13.54 $28,160 5.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $13.96 $16.25 $33,800 6.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $19.00 $20.47 $42,590 4.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $8.76 $8.52 $17,720 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 330 $6.18 $6.35 $13,210 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 310 $12.03 $13.00 $27,040 4.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,070 $18.55 $18.02 $37,490 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 610 $9.71 $10.14 $21,100 4.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (7) $6.13 $6.26 $13,020 7.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $17.44 $18.44 $38,350 6.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $12.80 $13.75 $28,600 10.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,120 $11.58 $12.12 $25,210 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 510 $8.39 $8.84 $18,390 3.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,330 $8.48 $9.46 $19,680 4.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 890 $8.30 $9.43 $19,620 7.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $11.42 $12.10 $25,170 5.7 %

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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