Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Jersey City, NJ PMSA


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 Jersey City, NJ PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area in New Jersey. 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 Jersey City, NJ PMSA:

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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 237,540 $15.69 $19.69 $40,950 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 10,750 $47.02 $51.74 $107,610 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 (5) $82.60 $171,800 5.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,180 $57.32 $62.37 $129,720 2.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 110 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $44.33 $48.72 $101,340 8.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 260 $48.78 $51.12 $106,330 3.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 470 $52.38 $55.38 $115,190 3.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $42.60 $46.19 $96,080 7.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 590 $43.34 $46.46 $96,640 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 690 $56.20 $58.69 $122,080 2.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,660 $47.61 $49.79 $103,570 2.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 240 $41.31 $45.01 $93,620 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 210 $44.81 $47.47 $98,730 3.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 150 $33.93 $39.67 $82,520 6.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 500 $36.78 $39.64 $82,450 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $46.25 $52.27 $108,710 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $26.36 $28.77 $59,840 6.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 380 (4) (4) $104,670 2.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 240 $32.25 $34.67 $72,110 7.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $48.89 $53.54 $111,360 7.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 120 $26.76 $31.94 $66,440 9.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $28.52 $30.59 $63,630 6.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $24.68 $25.47 $52,980 6.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 260 $37.21 $40.39 $84,000 3.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 $21.61 $27.25 $56,670 8.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $30.76 $31.44 $65,400 4.1 %
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 10,810 $26.84 $29.77 $61,930 1.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 400 $23.59 $26.43 $54,980 4.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 290 $26.68 $28.40 $59,080 3.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $21.77 $24.86 $51,710 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 280 $21.19 $23.68 $49,250 5.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 240 $25.19 $26.95 $56,060 6.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 230 $23.72 $27.27 $56,720 5.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 180 $24.99 $25.87 $53,800 4.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 530 $25.28 $26.16 $54,400 3.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 750 $35.27 $41.98 $87,320 6.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $24.66 $24.78 $51,540 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,280 $27.21 $28.85 $60,010 1.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $31.10 $32.60 $67,810 7.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 $29.41 $31.41 $65,330 4.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 290 $24.88 $26.44 $54,990 4.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,260 $32.97 $39.34 $81,830 4.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $26.29 $28.47 $59,220 3.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (7) $36.68 $43.19 $89,830 21.8 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 100 $32.91 $33.50 $69,670 2.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 480 $18.29 $25.24 $52,500 4.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $29.29 $30.08 $62,570 4.4 %
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 8,110 $34.88 $36.65 $76,220 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,100 $34.03 $34.86 $72,500 2.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,760 $45.50 $47.73 $99,280 3.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 330 $37.86 $39.64 $82,450 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 910 $22.35 $23.90 $49,710 1.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,070 $33.33 $34.21 $71,150 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 170 (7) (7) (7) (7)
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 890 $34.94 $35.08 $72,970 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 270 $35.30 $35.55 $73,940 2.4 %
15-2011 Actuaries 40 $45.10 $48.54 $100,960 8.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 250 $30.10 $33.37 $69,420 6.4 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,430 $28.35 $30.02 $62,450 2.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 120 $32.88 $34.12 $70,960 3.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 $24.72 $24.70 $51,390 3.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $31.70 $34.91 $72,610 10.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 260 $34.56 $35.02 $72,840 2.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $31.40 $33.19 $69,040 9.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (7) $32.87 $31.65 $65,830 5.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $33.74 $35.76 $74,380 8.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $20.03 $20.75 $43,160 3.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $20.98 $21.59 $44,900 4.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $24.40 $24.33 $50,610 3.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $17.50 $18.38 $38,220 4.1 %
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 920 $27.06 $29.05 $60,420 3.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 80 $26.00 $27.47 $57,150 3.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 180 $28.88 $30.43 $63,290 3.9 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers (7) $24.18 $26.45 $55,020 4.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 160 $31.50 $32.93 $68,490 2.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 $19.96 $20.32 $42,260 4.0 %
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 2,810 $17.04 $18.84 $39,180 6.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 490 $11.85 $12.76 $26,550 9.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $37.93 $35.21 $73,230 2.5 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 170 $22.38 $23.23 $48,310 3.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $18.22 $17.56 $36,530 4.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $15.89 $15.86 $33,000 4.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 560 $19.18 $20.64 $42,930 5.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $20.93 $21.65 $45,030 2.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators (7) $22.35 $22.63 $47,080 4.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 170 $23.89 $23.87 $49,650 4.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 610 $11.49 $11.91 $24,780 2.2 %
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 1,030 $33.83 $42.04 $87,440 5.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 650 $43.88 $52.11 $108,400 6.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $58.69 $52.03 $108,230 11.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $21.01 $21.79 $45,320 4.3 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 50 $16.17 $16.62 $34,570 2.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 70 $13.13 $15.76 $32,770 8.0 %
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 14,060 $20.41 $23.28 $48,420 2.7 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $77,020 4.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $69,130 11.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $75,570 3.2 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $65,080 7.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $73,600 7.3 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $63,810 3.5 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (7) (7) (7) (7)
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $61,910 9.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 200 (4) (4) $60,390 11.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $58,960 5.8 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $50,160 2.1 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $69,040 4.0 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $64,890 16.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $16.19 $17.25 $35,880 4.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 670 $15.96 $16.71 $34,750 4.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 340 (4) (4) $46,640 2.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 3,050 (4) (4) $55,380 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 790 (4) (4) $52,210 5.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,600 (4) (4) $59,530 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 570 (4) (4) $52,980 5.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 590 (4) (4) $49,680 6.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 150 $26.82 $28.33 $58,930 4.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 160 $17.79 $19.59 $40,740 9.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $32.16 $30.79 $64,050 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $14.02 $14.04 $29,200 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 290 $37.95 $34.93 $72,650 6.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,650 (4) (4) $20,000 7.2 %
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 2,170 $22.07 $24.61 $51,190 4.8 %
27-1011 Art Directors 60 $29.54 $33.32 $69,300 4.9 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 70 $22.16 $28.59 $59,470 8.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $10.94 $11.38 $23,680 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 360 $20.79 $21.86 $45,470 3.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (7) $16.61 $18.22 $37,900 11.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $12.81 $13.35 $27,770 3.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $30,870 21.4 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (7) $17.15 $27.38 $56,960 12.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 160 $23.70 $23.51 $48,900 4.2 %
27-3041 Editors 360 $26.78 $30.40 $63,230 4.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $29.73 $31.69 $65,920 8.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 100 $23.80 $24.90 $51,790 4.4 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $10.75 $14.77 $30,710 13.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $15.41 $17.02 $35,410 14.3 %
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 8,970 $26.45 $32.42 $67,430 6.3 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $76.54 $159,200 11.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $21.32 $24.18 $50,300 8.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 260 $39.90 $43.99 $91,500 11.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 160 $48.73 $52.24 $108,660 27.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) $67.16 $70.08 $145,770 6.2 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) $53.26 $58.90 $122,510 26.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,580 $27.48 $27.67 $57,550 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 130 $29.77 $31.67 $65,880 8.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 220 $32.71 $35.03 $72,860 8.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $24.14 $23.91 $49,740 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $31.56 $32.58 $67,770 5.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $35.72 $38.08 $79,220 4.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 250 $24.55 $24.44 $50,840 1.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $16.42 $17.03 $35,420 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 330 $30.75 $30.24 $62,900 2.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $16.44 $17.63 $36,670 5.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 130 $27.39 $31.20 $64,900 9.5 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $32.72 $32.57 $67,740 4.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 400 $24.80 $24.65 $51,260 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 160 $13.17 $15.10 $31,400 9.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $12.25 $12.50 $26,000 5.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $17.55 $17.63 $36,670 2.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $11.62 $11.89 $24,720 7.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 750 $19.90 $20.08 $41,780 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $17.29 $18.28 $38,020 4.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $19.76 $18.99 $39,510 7.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 150 $21.37 $22.28 $46,350 7.4 %
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 5,370 $10.78 $11.65 $24,230 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,620 $11.54 $11.51 $23,950 1.8 %
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides (7) $18.83 $18.20 $37,850 4.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $19.42 $20.06 $41,730 3.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $10.26 $10.65 $22,160 2.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (7) $25.95 $30.95 $64,370 24.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 420 $13.84 $13.42 $27,910 8.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 770 $10.42 $11.02 $22,930 6.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 80 $14.00 $14.34 $29,820 2.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $17.13 $16.54 $34,410 2.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $7.49 $7.71 $16,040 4.6 %
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 8,920 $17.30 $20.71 $43,080 6.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 500 $42.03 $42.03 $87,430 3.3 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (7) $18.13 $19.70 $40,970 7.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 330 $31.17 $28.63 $59,540 7.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,750 $29.02 $27.97 $58,170 6.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 3,160 $10.27 $12.33 $25,640 4.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 520 $8.53 $9.72 $20,210 5.5 %
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 11,210 $7.58 $9.45 $19,650 4.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 140 $14.15 $17.13 $35,630 8.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 830 $15.21 $18.00 $37,450 9.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (7) $6.47 $6.99 $14,540 5.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $11.62 $11.76 $24,460 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 570 $10.44 $10.54 $21,930 5.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $9.56 $10.12 $21,040 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,080 $7.68 $8.02 $16,670 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 840 $7.99 $9.61 $19,980 7.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,600 $6.79 $7.23 $15,040 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 420 $6.99 $7.40 $15,390 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,660 $7.24 $11.21 $23,310 16.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 240 $11.59 $11.67 $24,270 3.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 320 $7.56 $7.97 $16,580 4.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $7.75 $7.61 $15,820 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $9.50 $9.41 $19,560 3.3 %
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 8,600 $10.35 $11.35 $23,610 4.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 510 $18.74 $18.73 $38,960 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $19.04 $18.45 $38,370 4.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,960 $10.43 $11.15 $23,200 5.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,070 $8.93 $9.07 $18,870 3.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 780 $10.18 $11.22 $23,330 5.3 %
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 4,170 $8.53 $9.77 $20,330 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $18.24 $19.02 $39,560 4.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $7.67 $8.05 $16,740 5.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 90 $6.77 $7.49 $15,590 10.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (7) $7.70 $7.93 $16,490 4.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $13.01 $12.66 $26,320 5.8 %
39-5011 Barbers (7) $12.52 $11.28 $23,460 16.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 690 $11.45 $10.96 $22,800 6.0 %
39-5093 Shampooers 30 $6.67 $7.12 $14,820 6.7 %
39-6012 Concierges 60 $12.19 $12.51 $26,020 7.6 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 130 $8.01 $7.89 $16,420 6.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,360 $7.39 $7.91 $16,450 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 200 $8.60 $9.30 $19,350 7.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $17.04 $17.05 $35,470 9.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 690 $8.07 $9.12 $18,970 4.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (7) $10.16 $10.35 $21,520 3.7 %
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 24,290 $12.39 $18.46 $38,390 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,760 $16.91 $18.82 $39,140 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 750 $37.01 $42.88 $89,180 4.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,040 $7.12 $7.83 $16,280 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 670 $8.00 $8.72 $18,140 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $14.73 $15.50 $32,240 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,830 $8.49 $10.15 $21,120 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $16.21 $19.82 $41,230 15.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 330 $19.93 $22.73 $47,280 9.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 3,410 $28.29 $35.11 $73,030 5.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 160 $15.65 $15.59 $32,430 6.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 190 $33.80 $43.49 $90,460 11.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,000 $26.34 $29.72 $61,810 4.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 280 $22.43 $24.41 $50,770 10.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 80 $38.41 $38.12 $79,290 4.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 670 $11.74 $13.59 $28,260 12.8 %
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 56,720 $14.18 $15.21 $31,630 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,670 $23.07 $23.52 $48,920 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (7) $11.07 $11.43 $23,760 4.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $15.51 $16.68 $34,680 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,030 $15.98 $16.26 $33,820 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,690 $15.51 $16.10 $33,490 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 350 $16.35 $16.68 $34,700 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 140 $16.46 $16.35 $34,010 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,570 $10.44 $10.68 $22,220 2.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 2,060 $17.60 $18.40 $38,270 2.1 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (7) $14.02 $14.64 $30,450 1.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $12.34 $13.33 $27,730 6.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 110 $13.49 $14.38 $29,910 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,340 $13.45 $14.60 $30,380 1.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 260 $12.66 $13.56 $28,200 10.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 570 $8.40 $9.15 $19,030 2.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $10.95 $10.99 $22,850 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 770 $9.90 $10.22 $21,250 7.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (7) $9.75 $10.14 $21,090 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 310 $14.73 $15.14 $31,490 2.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (7) $14.61 $14.94 $31,080 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 530 $14.51 $14.42 $30,000 2.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 330 $17.18 $17.80 $37,020 3.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,370 $11.40 $11.63 $24,190 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (7) $12.84 $14.03 $29,170 8.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 300 $19.97 $20.49 $42,620 7.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 170 $10.88 $11.64 $24,200 4.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 200 $13.68 $14.82 $30,830 5.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 500 $17.85 $19.83 $41,250 5.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 150 $19.40 $19.37 $40,280 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 710 $20.84 $21.19 $44,070 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 3,970 $18.94 $18.20 $37,860 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 480 $19.57 $19.27 $40,080 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2,320 $11.97 $12.66 $26,340 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,430 $9.84 $10.38 $21,600 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $15.48 $15.58 $32,410 5.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,340 $20.08 $20.81 $43,290 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $17.02 $17.44 $36,270 3.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,200 $12.73 $13.36 $27,780 6.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,460 $15.88 $16.49 $34,310 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 620 $18.97 $18.61 $38,700 4.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,440 $11.13 $11.74 $24,410 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 1,020 $13.82 $14.54 $30,240 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (7) $15.78 $16.50 $34,330 2.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 600 $11.15 $11.56 $24,040 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 7,160 $11.13 $12.15 $25,280 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 130 $12.52 $12.96 $26,950 9.1 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (7) $13.79 $13.35 $27,770 7.2 %
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 6,060 $20.43 $21.93 $45,610 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 500 $29.71 $33.89 $70,500 5.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (7) $23.79 $22.70 $47,210 6.4 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (7) $14.89 $16.56 $34,440 2.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 900 $20.32 $21.18 $44,060 5.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $15.49 $16.02 $33,310 5.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (7) $21.13 $21.31 $44,320 5.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 280 $21.87 $23.21 $48,280 4.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 660 $18.17 $20.81 $43,290 12.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 410 $14.98 $15.15 $31,510 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 450 $20.51 $23.92 $49,750 15.1 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 50 $23.33 $21.02 $43,720 8.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (7) $31.84 $30.72 $63,900 4.0 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $19.19 $17.76 $36,930 15.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 70 $14.68 $14.32 $29,780 5.7 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 70 $13.49 $14.99 $31,180 7.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $23.36 $24.51 $50,980 4.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 210 $16.18 $16.21 $33,710 3.2 %
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 7,660 $19.49 $19.75 $41,070 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 730 $26.01 $27.55 $57,310 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $22.50 $22.96 $47,760 4.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $19.15 $21.41 $44,530 8.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 330 $17.21 $18.31 $38,090 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,060 $15.09 $15.80 $32,870 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 550 $21.63 $21.68 $45,100 5.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $16.80 $18.59 $38,660 6.5 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers (7) $20.10 $20.36 $42,350 3.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $10.07 $10.96 $22,800 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $22.74 $22.81 $47,450 4.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $17.75 $16.95 $35,260 8.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $20.46 $21.29 $44,280 4.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,420 $17.68 $17.97 $37,380 3.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $18.14 $19.02 $39,560 4.6 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (7) $17.20 $18.92 $39,360 2.4 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (7) $14.60 $17.53 $36,470 14.5 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $10.13 $11.26 $23,430 7.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 13,000 $10.99 $12.91 $26,860 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 870 $22.99 $24.02 $49,970 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 100 $9.06 $9.52 $19,800 6.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (7) $20.32 $21.50 $44,730 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (7) $9.05 $9.95 $20,710 5.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 290 $11.66 $12.51 $26,030 2.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $18.57 $18.15 $37,760 3.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 80 $8.67 $9.51 $19,790 4.3 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $14.09 $14.56 $30,290 2.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 90 $8.37 $9.64 $20,050 8.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (7) $20.07 $18.95 $39,420 6.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $11.85 $12.01 $24,980 5.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $10.54 $11.47 $23,860 5.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $9.00 $9.55 $19,870 8.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $10.71 $10.98 $22,830 5.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $17.98 $18.64 $38,780 3.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $11.04 $14.29 $29,730 17.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 240 $17.50 $18.05 $37,550 5.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 410 $9.17 $10.65 $22,150 6.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 150 $21.21 $20.88 $43,440 6.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 210 $19.42 $19.09 $39,710 4.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 350 $14.66 $16.47 $34,260 7.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $8.35 $8.55 $17,790 4.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 210 $8.75 $9.31 $19,360 7.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 2,230 $8.14 $8.79 $18,290 5.5 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand (7) $7.06 $7.92 $16,470 10.2 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 150 $12.53 $12.78 $26,580 5.5 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $11.26 $12.30 $25,580 11.7 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $9.78 $10.09 $20,990 9.9 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $8.74 $9.87 $20,530 6.4 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $8.23 $8.49 $17,650 5.0 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 50 $10.56 $13.86 $28,820 8.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $19.38 $18.46 $38,400 6.4 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (7) $21.15 $22.08 $45,930 5.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 330 $19.21 $19.07 $39,660 3.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $14.97 $15.37 $31,970 4.5 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 120 $20.51 $20.81 $43,280 2.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (7) $16.84 $16.32 $33,940 12.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.93 $14.38 $29,900 8.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $10.04 $11.12 $23,130 11.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 120 $11.12 $10.85 $22,570 8.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.98 $13.95 $29,030 5.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $11.21 $11.51 $23,930 9.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 570 $12.33 $13.67 $28,430 3.3 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 200 $17.85 $17.22 $35,820 15.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $14.29 $15.11 $31,430 7.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (7) $16.48 $16.78 $34,900 2.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 660 $8.63 $10.20 $21,210 9.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $19.26 $18.88 $39,260 6.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 60 $10.68 $11.25 $23,400 2.7 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.33 $12.05 $25,070 13.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $12.59 $12.97 $26,970 4.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 430 $7.11 $7.86 $16,340 7.2 %
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 30,470 $12.07 $13.33 $27,740 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 910 $20.66 $21.82 $45,380 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,030 $23.56 $24.26 $50,460 3.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 1,300 $12.98 $12.98 $26,990 5.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,390 $11.93 $12.20 $25,380 3.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 500 $12.06 $12.98 $27,000 10.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,700 $18.95 $18.95 $39,410 1.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,580 $14.99 $16.11 $33,500 7.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 290 $9.08 $9.97 $20,740 7.0 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers (7) $19.29 $19.92 $41,440 3.6 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers (7) $17.79 $16.99 $35,350 3.9 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 170 $20.25 $21.92 $45,580 3.9 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 170 $17.04 $18.71 $38,920 12.3 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 120 $22.67 $24.54 $51,040 5.4 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (7) $25.08 $24.13 $50,190 4.2 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 30 $18.00 $17.24 $35,860 6.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 170 $8.54 $9.34 $19,430 3.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 330 $6.85 $7.12 $14,810 3.9 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors (7) $25.36 $24.38 $50,700 4.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $8.46 $11.79 $24,520 20.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $14.86 $15.91 $33,090 8.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,870 $13.51 $14.74 $30,660 6.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $8.25 $9.04 $18,800 6.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8,430 $8.83 $10.12 $21,050 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 300 $9.34 $9.71 $20,190 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,440 $7.18 $8.13 $16,900 3.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 160 $15.06 $14.95 $31,090 5.4 %

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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