Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Houma, LA 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 Houma, LA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana. 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 Houma, LA 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 82,270 $11.95 $14.43 $30,010 1.5 %
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 3,890 $27.27 $32.11 $66,790 3.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 $50.81 $52.69 $109,590 13.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,070 $30.94 $34.79 $72,370 3.7 %
11-1031 Legislators (7) $6.63 $7.22 $15,020 3.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $33.88 $53.31 $110,890 25.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $22.20 $25.72 $53,500 8.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 $29.48 $33.49 $69,650 6.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $27.07 $32.78 $68,190 18.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $33.23 $35.32 $73,450 7.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $23.00 $27.35 $56,890 5.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 60 $24.24 $25.77 $53,610 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $26.89 $32.48 $67,560 5.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $25.34 $27.24 $56,660 7.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $28.07 $30.23 $62,880 9.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $25.65 $31.26 $65,020 10.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $52,810 3.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $33.26 $34.14 $71,010 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $16.32 $16.51 $34,340 5.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $29.30 $30.68 $63,800 4.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $9.96 $10.48 $21,810 6.2 %
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 1,630 $18.99 $20.74 $43,140 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $19.19 $18.27 $38,000 9.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $15.77 $17.05 $35,450 4.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $18.65 $22.59 $47,000 15.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $19.45 $23.67 $49,240 13.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $16.72 $19.01 $39,530 7.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $13.01 $13.79 $28,680 10.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $20.59 $21.52 $44,770 8.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 400 $19.49 $20.45 $42,540 4.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 70 $19.80 $24.40 $50,750 12.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $7.66 $8.20 $17,060 9.4 %
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 250 $19.76 $22.07 $45,900 6.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $21.17 $22.32 $46,430 3.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60 $15.23 $20.42 $42,460 20.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 $26.68 $24.54 $51,050 9.5 %
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 850 $21.74 $24.80 $51,580 3.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $17.77 $17.96 $37,360 8.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $31.03 $33.57 $69,820 5.4 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 40 $42.97 $43.94 $91,390 5.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $13.69 $14.16 $29,460 4.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $18.05 $17.92 $37,280 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $17.08 $18.53 $38,550 13.0 %
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 250 $22.78 $22.68 $47,170 4.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 $25.35 $26.04 $54,170 7.1 %
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 880 $16.50 $16.42 $34,150 2.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 350 $18.36 $17.88 $37,180 6.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $11.41 $12.06 $25,090 10.1 %
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 (7) $14.54 $17.70 $36,820 15.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 40 $29.28 $34.27 $71,290 11.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (7) $12.77 $14.18 $29,490 3.9 %
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 5,550 $15.65 $15.01 $31,230 2.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $15.69 $17.18 $35,730 7.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $36,270 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,650 (4) (4) $34,720 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 520 (4) (4) $35,220 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 370 (4) (4) $34,080 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 160 (4) (4) $34,080 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $35,430 3.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 30 $18.94 $18.26 $37,980 4.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 230 $16.63 $13.90 $28,920 12.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $16.69 $16.49 $34,300 3.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 980 (4) (4) $13,990 5.2 %
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 410 $12.26 $14.21 $29,550 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.08 $9.00 $18,710 2.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $33,280 17.4 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $13.57 $13.58 $28,240 17.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $13.27 $13.91 $28,930 6.8 %
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 4,280 $18.72 $22.80 $47,420 5.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $35.90 $33.54 $69,770 4.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $93.02 $193,480 10.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 (7) (7) (7) (7)
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,330 $22.74 $22.77 $47,360 1.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $33.22 $35.69 $74,230 3.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $16.63 $16.93 $35,220 1.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $19.31 $19.68 $40,930 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $16.45 $16.23 $33,760 3.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $17.32 $17.97 $37,370 4.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $23.77 $24.14 $50,210 3.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $19.92 $20.06 $41,720 1.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $9.44 $9.37 $19,490 2.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $15.93 $16.05 $33,390 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $14.83 $15.28 $31,780 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,280 $15.55 $15.22 $31,650 3.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $13.47 $12.78 $26,590 6.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $9.80 $9.87 $20,530 4.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 $13.43 $15.29 $31,800 12.5 %
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 1,700 $7.88 $8.55 $17,780 3.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 240 $6.35 $6.64 $13,800 4.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 920 $7.86 $8.65 $17,980 5.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $8.52 $8.87 $18,440 3.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $9.91 $10.18 $21,180 4.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (7) $6.86 $7.28 $15,150 3.6 %
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 1,350 $10.88 $11.47 $23,850 4.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 120 $14.46 $14.38 $29,910 4.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $12.52 $12.91 $26,850 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 330 $6.82 $7.91 $16,450 5.1 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $6.25 $6.21 $12,910 4.5 %
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 5,710 $6.46 $7.12 $14,800 1.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 390 $9.86 $10.32 $21,470 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 530 $6.26 $6.22 $12,940 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 510 $6.72 $6.90 $14,350 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 430 $7.47 $7.77 $16,160 4.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $6.77 $7.18 $14,940 7.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 810 $6.27 $6.44 $13,390 3.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 540 $6.08 $6.04 $12,560 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 460 $6.42 $6.76 $14,060 3.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 30 $7.39 $7.56 $15,720 6.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,130 $6.14 $6.19 $12,870 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 200 $6.28 $6.35 $13,200 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $6.35 $6.41 $13,330 3.8 %
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 2,040 $7.64 $8.30 $17,260 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $10.24 $11.35 $23,620 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,260 $7.54 $7.88 $16,380 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 320 $6.51 $7.02 $14,610 3.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $12.11 $12.07 $25,100 21.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $8.66 $9.06 $18,850 2.8 %
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 1,190 $6.71 $8.06 $16,760 7.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $12.10 $12.81 $26,630 4.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $7.91 $7.95 $16,540 5.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $9.77 $14.03 $29,170 28.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 340 $6.26 $6.34 $13,200 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 260 $6.33 $6.45 $13,410 3.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 40 $9.12 $9.90 $20,580 8.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 $6.44 $7.29 $15,150 6.1 %
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 8,130 $8.50 $11.58 $24,090 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 650 $12.43 $13.47 $28,010 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $20.26 $21.70 $45,140 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,900 $6.62 $7.17 $14,920 3.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 120 $7.47 $8.62 $17,920 5.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $12.56 $13.96 $29,030 11.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,350 $8.25 $9.82 $20,430 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $14.44 $15.18 $31,580 7.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $10.99 $14.76 $30,700 18.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 320 $23.22 $25.06 $52,120 9.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 640 $21.01 $23.45 $48,780 4.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) $11.24 $12.18 $25,330 5.7 %
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 11,670 $9.58 $10.56 $21,960 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 600 $14.47 $16.05 $33,390 4.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (7) $8.01 $7.99 $16,630 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $10.36 $10.54 $21,910 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 240 $11.17 $11.28 $23,460 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 870 $11.41 $11.92 $24,790 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $11.20 $12.37 $25,720 4.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 450 $8.57 $8.67 $18,020 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 710 $8.46 $9.53 $19,820 10.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $7.75 $8.03 $16,710 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 80 $6.79 $7.26 $15,100 3.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (7) $12.56 $12.24 $25,450 3.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $8.83 $8.91 $18,520 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $9.81 $11.11 $23,120 6.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $12.96 $14.71 $30,590 7.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 520 $8.37 $8.60 $17,900 1.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $9.05 $9.27 $19,280 7.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (7) $9.93 $10.05 $20,910 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 $13.14 $14.22 $29,580 7.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $9.35 $10.71 $22,280 6.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $19.63 $19.79 $41,160 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $19.75 $19.66 $40,890 1.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $18.40 $16.78 $34,900 2.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $15.40 $16.34 $33,980 4.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 320 $10.57 $11.74 $24,420 4.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 970 $7.67 $8.26 $17,190 2.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 440 $13.78 $14.96 $31,120 2.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 60 $8.40 $9.05 $18,820 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,040 $9.08 $9.43 $19,610 3.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $14.65 $14.34 $29,820 5.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $10.25 $10.36 $21,550 4.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (7) $12.77 $13.47 $28,010 5.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,010 $8.66 $9.05 $18,830 3.4 %
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 $7.36 $8.92 $18,560 6.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 180 $7.19 $8.17 $16,990 9.1 %
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 7,320 $13.29 $13.87 $28,840 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 370 $19.69 $21.55 $44,830 4.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 700 $15.31 $15.14 $31,480 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $11.76 $11.72 $24,380 8.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 540 $9.48 $9.98 $20,770 4.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 $11.95 $12.21 $25,390 8.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (7) $10.83 $11.81 $24,560 12.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 410 $16.83 $16.74 $34,820 4.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 290 $15.20 $14.60 $30,360 1.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 $15.33 $15.68 $32,620 3.2 %
47-2181 Roofers (7) $10.52 $11.86 $24,670 15.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $12.68 $12.82 $26,660 4.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $8.62 $8.62 $17,920 3.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 40 $9.22 $9.35 $19,440 4.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 420 $9.48 $10.21 $21,240 6.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $13.81 $15.15 $31,510 6.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (7) $8.51 $9.61 $19,990 4.5 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (7) $16.02 $15.91 $33,100 2.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (7) $14.50 $14.98 $31,150 11.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 880 $8.62 $9.43 $19,620 6.7 %
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 4,800 $14.49 $14.86 $30,910 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 260 $20.02 $20.55 $42,750 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $20.40 $19.99 $41,570 2.8 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment (7) $17.56 $17.95 $37,330 12.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 100 $22.82 $22.29 $46,350 3.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $15.28 $16.25 $33,800 9.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 460 $12.10 $13.22 $27,510 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $13.23 $13.67 $28,440 4.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 $16.24 $16.45 $34,220 3.6 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (7) $16.05 $15.34 $31,900 4.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $10.28 $10.27 $21,370 4.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (7) $15.49 $14.96 $31,120 6.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $11.57 $12.28 $25,550 8.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 410 $18.52 $17.78 $36,990 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 980 $11.44 $12.39 $25,760 4.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $13.33 $15.61 $32,470 10.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (7) $12.61 $12.51 $26,030 4.9 %
49-9096 Riggers 860 $14.96 $14.11 $29,350 5.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $9.80 $10.21 $21,240 2.8 %
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 7,760 $14.73 $15.43 $32,090 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 420 $19.50 $22.21 $46,190 5.1 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 120 $17.60 $20.34 $42,310 5.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 270 $19.26 $18.72 $38,940 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 60 $12.96 $14.16 $29,450 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $8.07 $8.43 $17,540 5.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $10.25 $10.24 $21,300 4.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 60 $7.23 $8.59 $17,860 13.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $10.20 $10.77 $22,410 3.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $13.43 $19.24 $40,020 24.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 330 $16.66 $16.35 $34,010 2.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,960 $16.25 $16.29 $33,880 3.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $19.62 $25.00 $52,000 18.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $6.26 $6.37 $13,250 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (7) $8.41 $8.77 $18,240 10.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $14.53 $14.76 $30,690 6.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $12.18 $12.02 $25,000 6.0 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 980 $20.22 $19.94 $41,480 6.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 160 $16.56 $17.31 $36,010 3.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (7) $12.46 $12.16 $25,300 4.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $8.61 $9.18 $19,100 8.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $15.50 $15.30 $31,830 3.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (7) $16.03 $15.86 $32,980 8.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 570 $9.38 $9.54 $19,840 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 12,130 $11.83 $14.77 $30,720 5.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $15.41 $15.83 $32,920 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 440 $17.69 $19.88 $41,340 10.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 120 (4) (4) $55,010 2.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 490 $7.22 $7.18 $14,940 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 320 $9.63 $10.35 $21,520 7.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,260 $12.61 $12.97 $26,970 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 800 $9.11 $10.18 $21,170 4.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $6.01 $5.95 $12,380 4.2 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 1,890 $12.43 $13.25 $27,550 5.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 1,860 $28.00 $27.61 $57,430 2.9 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 540 $27.94 $27.91 $58,060 3.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (7) $7.86 $7.97 $16,570 9.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 320 $16.14 $18.00 $37,430 10.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $17.39 $17.74 $36,900 14.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 $14.73 $14.68 $30,530 9.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $7.21 $7.83 $16,280 7.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,820 $8.46 $9.10 $18,940 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 160 $6.55 $7.02 $14,600 4.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 1,000 $6.66 $6.88 $14,300 6.2 %

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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