Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Huntsville, AL MSA


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

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

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SOC Major Groups in the Huntsville, AL MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 177,150 $13.59 $18.36 $38,190 5.1 %
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 9,660 $36.15 $38.73 $80,560 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 390 (5) $70.79 $147,240 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,650 $37.19 $41.34 $85,980 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators (7) $8.02 $7.75 $16,130 6.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $25.00 $27.56 $57,330 5.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 250 $37.55 $40.39 $84,010 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 310 $39.02 $41.39 $86,090 6.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $23.90 $27.24 $56,650 12.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 310 $31.63 $32.97 $68,580 4.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 870 $41.06 $41.17 $85,630 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 650 $27.78 $30.44 $63,310 4.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 240 $31.71 $31.63 $65,780 4.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 220 $34.58 $35.63 $74,120 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 $36.00 $35.70 $74,260 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $24.22 $27.42 $57,030 7.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 390 $22.54 $27.47 $57,140 7.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $69,020 8.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 310 $29.52 $33.32 $69,300 2.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 950 $49.36 $49.17 $102,270 1.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $17.23 $18.18 $37,810 4.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $32.12 $34.42 $71,590 2.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $48.86 $45.79 $95,240 4.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $14.85 $18.90 $39,310 5.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $19.07 $21.40 $44,510 7.0 %
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 9,430 $27.74 $28.27 $58,800 5.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $19.63 $22.16 $46,100 9.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,330 $30.43 $29.35 $61,040 6.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $22.39 $23.24 $48,330 8.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $23.17 $25.28 $52,580 7.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 280 $20.89 $23.82 $49,550 7.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 180 $14.40 $17.39 $36,160 6.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $20.51 $20.79 $43,230 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 410 $17.84 $20.27 $42,160 6.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,130 $32.47 $35.17 $73,160 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,220 $22.38 $23.43 $48,740 5.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $27.79 $24.57 $51,100 10.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 350 $29.08 $28.47 $59,220 4.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $22.12 $22.81 $47,440 6.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 110 $23.51 $26.69 $55,520 4.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 130 $31.70 $37.89 $78,810 19.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 420 $18.12 $22.01 $45,780 7.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $25.07 $24.13 $50,190 3.2 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $8.65 $8.83 $18,360 3.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 11,030 $31.83 $33.89 $70,490 4.1 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 320 $42.55 $42.11 $87,590 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,190 $33.27 $51.21 $106,510 12.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,400 $36.32 $35.65 $74,160 1.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,580 $36.21 $36.66 $76,260 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,280 $18.48 $19.54 $40,650 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 3,140 $33.69 $33.84 $70,390 2.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 170 $22.77 $24.05 $50,020 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 580 $25.62 $26.35 $54,810 2.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 250 $25.10 $25.54 $53,120 2.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 430 $35.83 $35.11 $73,030 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 12,760 $33.97 $32.91 $68,450 5.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 200 $28.73 $27.64 $57,500 8.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 200 $12.77 $14.23 $29,610 9.1 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 1,430 $39.79 $39.88 $82,960 3.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 80 $40.56 $39.47 $82,090 4.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 460 $31.20 $31.24 $64,990 4.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 760 $39.29 $38.95 $81,020 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,400 $35.23 $34.74 $72,260 2.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,180 $37.20 $36.75 $76,430 5.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 210 $31.49 $31.19 $64,880 3.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $37.30 $35.82 $74,510 6.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 440 $31.71 $32.53 $67,660 2.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 110 $37.87 $35.86 $74,590 8.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,000 $35.56 $35.10 $73,010 2.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 190 $15.68 $16.40 $34,110 5.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 240 $25.20 $24.75 $51,480 4.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 190 $21.73 $22.05 $45,860 4.6 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 140 $33.29 $31.79 $66,120 7.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 210 $15.55 $15.98 $33,230 3.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,100 $23.06 $23.13 $48,110 2.7 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (7) $21.54 $22.57 $46,940 6.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 160 $19.64 $20.94 $43,550 7.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $11.45 $11.61 $24,150 2.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,640 $25.40 $29.41 $61,170 7.0 %
19-2012 Physicists 100 $42.18 $43.65 $90,790 2.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 90 $26.69 $29.25 $60,830 8.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 100 $21.24 $24.61 $51,190 7.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 170 $31.82 $33.53 $69,740 11.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (7) $50.58 $49.29 $102,520 20.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $24.47 $24.79 $51,560 8.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (7) $17.81 $16.70 $34,740 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 1,060 $13.27 $14.61 $30,390 3.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $18.76 $18.33 $38,120 4.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 250 $10.42 $11.20 $23,300 4.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 150 $15.03 $15.46 $32,160 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $11.40 $11.85 $24,660 7.3 %
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 650 $33.14 $39.96 $83,110 9.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 390 $45.85 $52.17 $108,520 10.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $19.85 $25.28 $52,580 12.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $16.57 $17.80 $37,030 5.0 %
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 7,770 $16.20 $15.64 $32,540 6.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $51,720 1.4 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $52,570 1.5 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $46,800 1.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $43,930 1.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $21.00 $22.20 $46,170 2.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 390 $8.22 $8.36 $17,390 2.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 170 (4) (4) $41,500 3.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,380 (4) (4) $41,050 1.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 300 (4) (4) $41,580 1.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 620 (4) (4) $42,590 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 170 (4) (4) $43,150 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (7) (4) (4) $39,330 3.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (7) $19.41 $18.59 $38,670 5.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $20.14 $20.75 $43,170 5.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $10.28 $10.42 $21,680 8.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $25.20 $23.92 $49,750 5.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,190 (4) (4) $13,160 3.0 %
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 2,090 $15.50 $17.94 $37,320 3.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors (7) $21.29 $21.68 $45,090 1.7 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 50 $22.41 $21.46 $44,640 6.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $8.57 $8.99 $18,710 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 320 $15.67 $16.83 $35,000 8.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 80 $14.62 $17.17 $35,720 14.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $8.31 $9.87 $20,540 10.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 (4) (4) $59,240 7.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $37,530 14.4 %
27-2032 Choreographers 60 $16.24 $16.50 $34,320 7.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 160 $13.70 $16.21 $33,720 9.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $17.39 $20.46 $42,550 5.0 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $21.19 $21.90 $45,550 6.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 280 $22.84 $22.59 $46,990 3.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $12.69 $12.87 $26,770 4.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (7) $12.67 $12.72 $26,450 3.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $12.90 $13.58 $28,250 9.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 8,050 $18.49 $22.00 $45,750 4.3 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $70.34 $146,310 11.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (7) $17.39 $15.35 $31,930 7.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $39.52 $37.98 $79,000 3.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $85.15 $177,110 14.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) $66.15 $69.88 $145,350 6.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,360 $20.33 $20.78 $43,220 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $27.94 $26.82 $55,780 4.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $25.70 $24.68 $51,330 4.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $19.51 $19.72 $41,010 2.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $28.11 $34.68 $72,140 14.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 250 $10.76 $12.27 $25,520 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 340 $18.78 $18.30 $38,070 2.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 110 $20.45 $20.56 $42,760 5.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 300 $10.70 $11.19 $23,270 7.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.64 $11.18 $23,250 7.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 860 $12.91 $12.83 $26,680 3.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 $9.99 $11.08 $23,040 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $11.75 $11.23 $23,360 2.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $24.03 $25.44 $52,920 4.0 %
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 2,780 $8.57 $9.40 $19,560 3.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 730 $7.67 $7.62 $15,840 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,090 $8.37 $8.29 $17,240 4.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $17.91 $18.00 $37,440 2.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $14.87 $13.87 $28,850 8.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 100 $9.96 $10.36 $21,560 3.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $12.42 $11.82 $24,580 14.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 170 $8.50 $8.52 $17,730 3.0 %
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 4,380 $11.83 $13.08 $27,210 5.6 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers (7) $17.68 $18.01 $37,450 5.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $25.44 $26.00 $54,090 5.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 660 $13.06 $13.58 $28,240 6.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 110 $20.91 $23.69 $49,280 6.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 740 $16.77 $16.66 $34,650 3.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (7) $15.60 $18.42 $38,320 25.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,470 $9.06 $9.52 $19,800 4.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13,280 $6.49 $6.94 $14,440 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $11.24 $12.62 $26,240 6.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 870 $10.85 $11.48 $23,880 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 700 $6.33 $6.29 $13,090 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 920 $6.45 $6.98 $14,520 4.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 670 $8.00 $8.24 $17,130 3.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 510 $6.55 $6.78 $14,090 7.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 680 $7.94 $8.09 $16,840 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 230 $6.79 $6.92 $14,400 3.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,750 $6.30 $6.33 $13,160 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 510 $6.52 $6.56 $13,650 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,410 $6.17 $6.12 $12,740 2.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (7) $6.46 $6.89 $14,330 7.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 130 $6.69 $6.87 $14,300 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 330 $7.20 $7.12 $14,820 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $6.76 $6.80 $14,140 2.4 %
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 5,710 $7.80 $8.66 $18,020 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 240 $12.14 $12.39 $25,760 4.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $14.65 $15.06 $31,330 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,250 $7.27 $7.82 $16,270 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 970 $7.00 $7.28 $15,130 4.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 170 $12.90 $14.05 $29,220 7.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 860 $9.22 $9.85 $20,490 4.5 %
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 2,520 $7.30 $8.40 $17,470 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $10.32 $12.56 $26,130 8.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $7.02 $7.48 $15,560 5.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 380 $6.82 $7.40 $15,400 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 400 $7.78 $8.40 $17,460 5.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 500 $6.23 $6.41 $13,330 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (7) $6.61 $6.66 $13,850 5.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $10.04 $11.12 $23,130 1.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $8.86 $10.40 $21,640 3.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 80 $7.86 $8.42 $17,520 3.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 17,020 $9.08 $13.20 $27,450 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,610 $13.41 $15.05 $31,310 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 240 $25.18 $30.35 $63,130 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,790 $7.05 $7.50 $15,590 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $8.04 $9.17 $19,070 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 370 $9.94 $12.06 $25,090 11.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,050 $8.60 $10.08 $20,970 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $18.77 $20.74 $43,150 8.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $16.37 $21.04 $43,770 10.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $39.78 $39.95 $83,090 6.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $11.27 $12.03 $25,010 2.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 410 $27.30 $32.38 $67,340 8.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,750 $22.51 $25.78 $53,610 5.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $16.40 $19.30 $40,140 17.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 190 (7) (7) (7) (7)
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 $30.69 $33.12 $68,880 11.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) $8.03 $8.06 $16,770 3.7 %
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 27,120 $11.36 $13.30 $27,650 5.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,580 $17.27 $19.30 $40,140 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 300 $8.61 $9.02 $18,770 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 470 $14.60 $14.61 $30,390 4.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 620 $10.80 $11.95 $24,860 6.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,930 $11.85 $12.01 $24,980 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 $10.55 $11.43 $23,780 4.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 180 $15.42 $15.46 $32,160 3.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 540 $9.94 $9.99 $20,780 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $12.06 $12.31 $25,600 1.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (7) $12.26 $12.88 $26,790 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,340 $11.70 $13.16 $27,380 4.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $14.45 $15.40 $32,030 5.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 420 $7.84 $9.11 $18,950 6.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $6.53 $6.54 $13,600 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 360 $12.40 $13.83 $28,780 10.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $10.59 $10.56 $21,960 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 270 $10.86 $11.65 $24,240 4.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 300 $14.70 $14.87 $30,940 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,290 $8.74 $9.64 $20,050 6.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 200 $8.37 $9.18 $19,090 5.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 170 $11.53 $11.51 $23,950 5.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $11.75 $12.55 $26,110 5.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $19.59 $19.67 $40,920 3.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 420 $20.79 $20.33 $42,290 2.5 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 230 $18.77 $17.25 $35,880 3.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 590 $15.79 $16.82 $34,980 5.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 900 $9.88 $10.54 $21,920 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,220 $9.03 $9.93 $20,650 4.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (7) $10.96 $12.50 $26,000 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,570 $16.98 $19.22 $39,970 9.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 530 $10.44 $11.58 $24,080 5.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 280 $10.10 $10.76 $22,390 6.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,050 $11.03 $11.79 $24,520 4.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 300 $13.54 $15.41 $32,050 7.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 400 $11.07 $11.07 $23,020 5.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 120 $11.88 $12.27 $25,520 5.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $11.85 $11.98 $24,920 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,120 $9.49 $10.15 $21,110 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $11.64 $12.47 $25,930 14.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 100 $9.99 $11.37 $23,650 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 5,760 $13.11 $14.47 $30,100 3.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 620 $18.23 $19.50 $40,560 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $17.68 $16.76 $34,850 6.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 520 $13.91 $14.58 $30,320 4.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (7) $10.43 $12.32 $25,630 20.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $12.92 $13.31 $27,690 8.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 710 $9.62 $9.72 $20,210 2.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $11.56 $12.66 $26,330 10.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 530 $13.28 $13.44 $27,950 1.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 180 $13.58 $13.81 $28,720 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 850 $17.94 $19.92 $41,440 8.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 200 $12.40 $13.12 $27,280 5.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $10.63 $11.34 $23,580 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $16.81 $17.76 $36,950 4.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $9.94 $9.79 $20,370 3.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $11.75 $12.19 $25,350 2.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $9.58 $9.43 $19,620 3.4 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 40 $8.49 $8.78 $18,270 5.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 220 $9.12 $9.28 $19,300 5.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $9.79 $9.61 $20,000 2.3 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 40 $8.04 $7.96 $16,550 3.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 110 $20.87 $20.78 $43,220 3.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $11.01 $10.97 $22,810 7.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6,600 $14.01 $15.51 $32,260 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 660 $19.34 $20.63 $42,920 3.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 390 $13.32 $13.86 $28,830 6.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $23.59 $20.35 $42,330 19.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $16.80 $17.18 $35,730 6.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $15.46 $16.20 $33,700 7.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,130 $12.88 $13.57 $28,230 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $13.89 $14.97 $31,140 2.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $12.64 $13.24 $27,530 5.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $15.54 $15.84 $32,940 8.6 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (7) $14.77 $15.24 $31,700 6.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.84 $10.32 $21,470 12.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 340 $12.53 $13.32 $27,710 3.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $16.14 $16.95 $35,260 4.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 250 $14.01 $17.84 $37,110 13.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,600 $14.69 $15.98 $33,240 6.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $11.23 $12.05 $25,060 6.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 250 $14.60 $15.75 $32,760 10.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 200 $9.42 $9.72 $20,210 4.4 %
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 16,450 $13.45 $15.44 $32,110 6.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,160 $19.95 $21.49 $44,690 3.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,270 $8.49 $8.97 $18,660 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,720 $14.23 $14.75 $30,680 6.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $10.59 $10.84 $22,560 8.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $11.88 $12.42 $25,840 4.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.46 $14.11 $29,360 4.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 $11.28 $11.43 $23,770 3.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 490 $13.13 $13.30 $27,670 3.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $16.97 $19.01 $39,530 9.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 450 $14.09 $15.07 $31,340 2.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $18.84 $17.23 $35,840 11.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 290 $21.77 $23.32 $48,500 7.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 350 $14.14 $17.16 $35,680 7.8 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.93 $13.62 $28,340 3.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.17 $11.88 $24,710 4.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers (7) $17.86 $16.22 $33,740 14.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $12.67 $12.99 $27,010 6.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $12.92 $13.83 $28,760 7.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.02 $7.95 $16,540 3.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 150 $7.83 $7.77 $16,170 3.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 470 $6.58 $6.78 $14,090 5.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $7.32 $7.77 $16,160 7.8 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (7) $9.92 $9.81 $20,400 3.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $10.38 $11.03 $22,940 6.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $13.09 $14.59 $30,340 6.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 30 $19.30 $18.98 $39,470 3.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $7.76 $7.87 $16,370 4.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 90 $14.39 $13.52 $28,130 6.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $11.78 $11.56 $24,050 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,030 $13.00 $16.44 $34,200 8.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 220 $13.35 $13.99 $29,110 3.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (7) $10.22 $10.57 $21,990 5.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 300 $9.81 $10.67 $22,200 6.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $13.32 $15.09 $31,400 9.2 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $9.97 $10.27 $21,350 3.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 440 $8.83 $9.82 $20,430 4.3 %
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 11,270 $8.82 $10.26 $21,350 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 260 $15.36 $15.98 $33,230 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $19.36 $20.06 $41,720 3.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $8.94 $9.39 $19,530 3.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 280 $6.14 $6.00 $12,490 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 740 $8.02 $9.58 $19,930 10.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,090 $12.98 $14.59 $30,340 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,290 $9.97 $11.41 $23,730 6.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 210 $8.12 $8.15 $16,960 2.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $13.38 $12.51 $26,010 10.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 510 $10.59 $11.43 $23,780 4.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $7.97 $8.16 $16,980 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,520 $8.83 $9.26 $19,250 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,000 $7.20 $7.51 $15,630 4.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 180 $11.86 $11.35 $23,600 2.0 %

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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