Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA 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 Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Tennessee and Virginia. 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 Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA 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 188,940 $11.22 $14.05 $29,220 1.4 %
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 9,020 $26.23 $31.61 $65,750 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 690 $48.48 $56.02 $116,530 7.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,930 $26.58 $34.00 $70,720 2.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 150 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 110 $17.34 $20.35 $42,340 5.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 170 $25.04 $30.16 $62,740 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 410 $25.52 $30.51 $63,460 4.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $18.93 $30.02 $62,450 19.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 330 $18.12 $20.15 $41,910 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 250 $34.29 $35.43 $73,700 4.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 570 $27.04 $29.33 $61,010 3.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 210 $28.29 $29.13 $60,580 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 410 $33.22 $32.58 $67,760 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 110 $28.76 $29.44 $61,240 3.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 150 $21.72 $23.68 $49,250 9.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $18.82 $26.08 $54,240 9.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $10.93 $12.23 $25,440 7.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $62,540 2.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 160 $26.34 $30.52 $63,490 5.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $37.30 $36.44 $75,790 2.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 480 $14.90 $15.76 $32,790 5.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $18.52 $19.82 $41,220 11.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $12.79 $19.34 $40,230 27.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 450 $28.48 $31.06 $64,610 4.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $26.71 $27.63 $57,470 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 120 $13.51 $17.29 $35,970 9.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $16.92 $17.33 $36,040 2.3 %
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 3,780 $18.95 $21.47 $44,650 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $14.29 $16.65 $34,620 5.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 280 $18.10 $19.04 $39,600 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $19.02 $20.58 $42,820 19.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $17.86 $19.97 $41,530 6.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 $17.34 $19.82 $41,220 5.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $14.16 $17.05 $35,470 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 $16.56 $18.08 $37,600 8.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $19.52 $19.49 $40,530 4.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 220 $15.61 $20.72 $43,100 10.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 910 $19.35 $21.36 $44,420 3.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $16.99 $19.56 $40,690 5.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $18.42 $21.15 $43,990 5.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $18.45 $21.28 $44,260 5.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $41.00 $53.63 $111,550 10.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $21.82 $22.36 $46,520 4.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $18.95 $20.16 $41,940 3.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,680 $22.94 $24.18 $50,290 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 340 $24.86 $25.44 $52,920 5.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 270 $26.16 $28.67 $59,630 6.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $25.69 $24.47 $50,890 7.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 310 $15.95 $17.21 $35,790 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 290 $23.53 $24.35 $50,640 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $35.19 $32.44 $67,480 6.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $22.98 $26.62 $55,370 14.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $23.64 $24.68 $51,340 8.9 %
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 2,360 $23.02 $23.07 $47,990 2.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $15.12 $17.06 $35,490 8.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (7) $30.83 $31.10 $64,690 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $25.71 $25.40 $52,820 2.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 130 $25.87 $26.20 $54,490 2.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $31.87 $31.71 $65,960 3.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 80 $26.21 $25.55 $53,130 2.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors (7) $29.00 $28.77 $59,830 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 270 $24.89 $24.91 $51,800 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 300 $24.76 $25.31 $52,640 2.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $16.54 $17.44 $36,280 4.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 110 $17.62 $17.68 $36,770 9.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 180 $16.79 $19.09 $39,720 6.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 240 $20.51 $20.30 $42,230 3.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 $16.76 $18.69 $38,870 5.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 $18.54 $18.76 $39,020 4.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $10.59 $11.89 $24,730 6.0 %
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 1,250 $18.98 $22.04 $45,840 3.8 %
19-1032 Foresters 30 $18.94 $19.89 $41,380 3.5 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 70 $40.29 $43.34 $90,140 8.4 %
19-2031 Chemists (7) $27.10 $28.38 $59,040 4.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 200 $19.19 $20.60 $42,850 1.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $21.13 $24.94 $51,880 6.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $16.66 $21.58 $44,890 7.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (7) $15.49 $17.35 $36,080 8.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 220 $18.16 $18.20 $37,860 3.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $15.25 $17.77 $36,950 9.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 30 $14.38 $14.30 $29,750 3.5 %
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 2,300 $14.13 $18.18 $37,820 9.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $15.46 $17.71 $36,830 12.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $18.62 $19.28 $40,100 2.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 150 $8.48 $10.18 $21,180 8.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 90 $14.79 $14.54 $30,230 5.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 360 $12.83 $14.00 $29,110 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $14.72 $14.95 $31,090 4.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 170 $11.61 $14.64 $30,450 13.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $14.68 $15.22 $31,660 1.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 420 $11.59 $12.63 $26,280 5.2 %
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 690 $30.68 $32.21 $66,990 8.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 400 $42.58 $41.98 $87,320 6.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 190 $13.52 $15.91 $33,090 7.0 %
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 11,630 $15.67 $16.24 $33,780 3.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $58,640 8.7 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $47,130 15.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $39,610 8.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $44,450 4.3 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $51,210 12.5 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $48,660 3.2 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $35,260 5.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $43,040 2.8 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $38,850 10.9 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $38,960 8.4 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $42,000 11.6 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $43,670 8.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 570 $7.75 $9.71 $20,200 6.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 340 (4) (4) $33,700 3.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,030 (4) (4) $38,130 2.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 870 (4) (4) $40,250 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,450 (4) (4) $43,720 2.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 490 (4) (4) $35,640 4.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 240 (4) (4) $35,140 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 130 (4) (4) $50,040 4.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $42,020 5.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 40 $16.24 $16.57 $34,460 10.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $8.33 $9.71 $20,190 7.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 200 $18.10 $18.30 $38,060 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $10.71 $11.01 $22,900 3.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $19.95 $21.02 $43,720 6.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,480 (4) (4) $15,870 2.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,580 $11.18 $13.66 $28,410 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 150 $8.35 $8.77 $18,230 9.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 $13.61 $18.40 $38,280 17.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (7) $8.30 $10.06 $20,930 15.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $9.95 $9.91 $20,620 3.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (4) (4) $38,650 7.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $32,600 3.2 %
27-3010 Announcers 140 $9.50 $10.71 $22,280 4.1 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 110 $11.91 $13.98 $29,080 10.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $16.22 $17.44 $36,270 3.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $17.30 $19.51 $40,580 9.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 $8.50 $11.09 $23,060 11.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $10.60 $10.96 $22,800 3.9 %
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 11,120 $17.70 $22.05 $45,870 3.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $19.25 $18.88 $39,260 2.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 480 $40.63 $41.43 $86,170 4.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $66.12 $68.00 $141,440 7.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General 180 $68.20 $69.44 $144,420 9.8 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (7) (5) $94.82 $197,230 9.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons 90 (5) $93.23 $193,920 6.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 $30.79 $25.97 $54,010 20.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,520 $20.64 $21.43 $44,570 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $27.19 $27.46 $57,120 1.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $28.91 $30.23 $62,870 3.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 160 $17.05 $17.38 $36,150 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $25.49 $26.60 $55,340 3.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $26.73 $27.50 $57,190 7.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 320 $18.71 $18.41 $38,290 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 350 $11.44 $12.00 $24,960 5.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 220 $21.16 $20.27 $42,160 11.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 320 $16.90 $16.83 $35,010 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 550 $9.66 $9.55 $19,870 2.3 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $14.12 $13.43 $27,930 17.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 520 $9.47 $9.71 $20,200 4.5 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 70 $15.49 $15.82 $32,910 5.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (7) $10.14 $10.67 $22,180 9.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,940 $12.09 $13.23 $27,510 5.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 240 $10.12 $11.12 $23,120 3.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $14.99 $13.87 $28,850 2.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $21.13 $20.69 $43,040 5.4 %
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 5,310 $8.93 $9.64 $20,050 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 620 $7.90 $8.04 $16,730 4.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,530 $8.46 $8.67 $18,040 1.3 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $20.47 $19.90 $41,380 5.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $19.63 $19.69 $40,950 4.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 500 $12.05 $12.20 $25,380 5.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 750 $9.81 $10.14 $21,100 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 240 $11.14 $11.70 $24,330 3.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 130 $7.32 $7.64 $15,900 10.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $8.41 $8.98 $18,670 5.6 %
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 3,550 $11.81 $12.30 $25,590 6.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $20.73 $21.27 $44,240 3.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $19.99 $20.55 $42,740 2.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 340 $13.59 $14.23 $29,610 7.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 220 $11.31 $11.55 $24,030 2.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 120 $17.13 $19.79 $41,150 5.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 660 $14.38 $15.20 $31,610 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,630 $8.00 $8.81 $18,320 3.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 60 $8.27 $9.15 $19,030 10.5 %
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 16,340 $6.56 $7.12 $14,810 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 260 $12.07 $11.94 $24,830 13.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,110 $10.67 $10.89 $22,660 1.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,320 $6.25 $6.32 $13,140 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,080 $7.47 $7.72 $16,060 1.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,020 $7.03 $7.57 $15,750 4.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 270 $7.22 $7.29 $15,160 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 940 $7.01 $7.46 $15,510 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 210 $6.94 $7.88 $16,390 3.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,720 $6.37 $6.57 $13,670 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 960 $6.38 $6.46 $13,430 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,690 $6.34 $6.41 $13,340 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 160 $6.79 $7.01 $14,580 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $6.32 $6.34 $13,190 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 650 $6.39 $6.42 $13,350 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 550 $6.46 $6.72 $13,980 2.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,070 $7.86 $8.50 $17,670 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 250 $11.29 $12.29 $25,560 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $12.97 $13.13 $27,320 10.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,640 $7.87 $8.27 $17,190 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,160 $6.80 $6.99 $14,540 1.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $11.20 $11.34 $23,580 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 730 $8.53 $9.32 $19,390 4.7 %
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 2,850 $7.96 $9.14 $19,020 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (7) $15.31 $15.21 $31,640 9.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $8.76 $8.61 $17,910 4.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.19 $6.23 $12,970 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $6.98 $8.00 $16,630 3.8 %
39-4011 Embalmers 60 $16.17 $17.66 $36,730 4.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 190 $8.36 $8.63 $17,940 3.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (7) $9.16 $10.64 $22,140 4.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (7) $8.09 $8.43 $17,530 8.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 560 $6.50 $6.75 $14,040 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (7) $8.98 $9.03 $18,790 11.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 230 $9.13 $9.16 $19,060 4.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $8.29 $9.21 $19,150 5.8 %
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 21,660 $8.60 $11.31 $23,520 1.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,990 $14.15 $15.61 $32,460 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 370 $16.84 $20.43 $42,500 7.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,680 $6.78 $7.29 $15,160 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 500 $6.88 $8.15 $16,950 4.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 500 $11.20 $11.87 $24,690 4.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 7,770 $8.29 $9.61 $20,000 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 230 $12.77 $16.51 $34,330 6.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $18.81 $20.36 $42,350 6.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 $23.98 $37.16 $77,290 11.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $11.32 $13.48 $28,040 9.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 330 $24.35 $25.96 $54,000 5.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,660 $15.48 $18.46 $38,400 6.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $9.71 $11.54 $24,010 10.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $6.71 $8.90 $18,520 11.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 $33.60 $34.19 $71,110 7.2 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 50 $11.81 $12.24 $25,470 11.5 %
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 31,580 $10.59 $11.57 $24,060 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,400 $14.98 $16.58 $34,490 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 $8.83 $9.38 $19,500 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 820 $11.16 $11.62 $24,160 1.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 690 $11.81 $12.68 $26,380 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,410 $11.21 $11.76 $24,450 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 350 $12.18 $12.41 $25,810 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $12.16 $12.50 $26,000 5.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 920 $8.64 $8.99 $18,690 2.9 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $12.56 $14.90 $31,000 7.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $10.50 $11.03 $22,940 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,720 $10.26 $11.44 $23,790 3.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 $12.47 $12.69 $26,400 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 420 $9.64 $10.14 $21,080 5.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $6.81 $6.92 $14,380 3.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 290 $9.58 $9.96 $20,710 2.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $9.02 $9.38 $19,500 3.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 310 $11.87 $11.95 $24,870 2.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $10.92 $11.37 $23,640 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 360 $10.18 $10.60 $22,050 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 $12.63 $13.36 $27,790 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,310 $9.46 $9.45 $19,650 2.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $8.74 $8.73 $18,150 4.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 170 $10.72 $10.70 $22,250 7.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $11.74 $11.92 $24,780 3.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 190 $12.32 $13.35 $27,770 3.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $19.70 $19.89 $41,380 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 600 $19.97 $19.81 $41,200 1.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 $19.32 $18.83 $39,170 2.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 450 $14.83 $15.99 $33,260 3.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 970 $10.46 $10.95 $22,780 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,750 $9.11 $9.24 $19,220 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $10.58 $11.32 $23,540 4.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,500 $12.84 $13.21 $27,490 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 280 $11.02 $11.56 $24,040 7.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 530 $10.22 $10.95 $22,780 4.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,350 $9.64 $10.01 $20,830 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 200 $10.53 $11.22 $23,330 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 400 $9.59 $9.94 $20,680 3.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $10.71 $11.76 $24,460 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 140 $10.93 $11.75 $24,440 4.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 90 $10.07 $10.17 $21,160 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,090 $9.71 $10.14 $21,100 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 120 $8.90 $9.12 $18,960 9.5 %
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 210 $10.22 $10.61 $22,080 2.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 60 $9.37 $9.17 $19,060 6.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (7) $10.56 $10.65 $22,150 4.6 %
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 7,880 $12.12 $12.86 $26,760 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 680 $15.16 $16.30 $33,900 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 140 $18.22 $18.27 $38,000 14.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,050 $12.52 $12.95 $26,940 3.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $11.09 $12.50 $26,010 13.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,150 $9.41 $9.46 $19,670 4.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $9.55 $11.19 $23,270 10.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 650 $12.41 $12.38 $25,750 2.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $12.78 $12.53 $26,060 2.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 980 $16.34 $16.44 $34,190 2.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers 80 $12.06 $12.24 $25,470 2.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 30 $8.87 $10.67 $22,190 7.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $11.39 $11.35 $23,610 4.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 290 $10.89 $12.20 $25,370 8.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 310 $12.12 $12.93 $26,890 4.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 140 $10.92 $10.62 $22,080 5.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 310 $12.28 $12.20 $25,380 2.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $10.16 $10.15 $21,110 4.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 280 $9.64 $9.87 $20,520 4.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (7) $11.46 $12.39 $25,760 7.0 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $8.56 $8.69 $18,070 3.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $16.88 $17.30 $35,990 3.9 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (7) $9.18 $9.56 $19,890 5.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 270 $10.79 $11.40 $23,720 5.5 %
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 9,890 $13.83 $15.24 $31,710 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 720 $20.79 $22.11 $45,980 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 190 $15.97 $16.03 $33,350 5.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 40 $13.37 $15.20 $31,610 8.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (7) $23.36 $22.63 $47,080 3.2 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 80 $23.91 $23.41 $48,690 3.1 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 110 $10.31 $11.20 $23,290 9.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $14.57 $15.74 $32,740 4.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 430 $10.95 $12.76 $26,540 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 980 $12.34 $13.09 $27,230 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 400 $12.86 $13.25 $27,560 3.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $10.15 $10.42 $21,670 4.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 230 $14.75 $15.30 $31,820 6.0 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 80 $10.56 $11.87 $24,690 6.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $10.45 $11.21 $23,330 9.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 140 $8.19 $8.58 $17,850 3.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (7) $10.53 $14.56 $30,280 17.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 520 $14.03 $13.90 $28,910 4.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $11.75 $11.70 $24,340 6.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 $16.72 $17.44 $36,270 6.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,040 $13.01 $13.70 $28,490 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (7) $10.61 $15.32 $31,870 3.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights (7) $14.99 $15.70 $32,660 8.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $25.00 $24.77 $51,510 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 210 $15.08 $15.37 $31,970 1.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 140 $12.51 $12.65 $26,320 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 420 $9.67 $10.13 $21,070 4.8 %
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 25,290 $12.43 $13.42 $27,920 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,460 $21.58 $21.81 $45,370 3.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 500 $17.58 $16.51 $34,330 7.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,470 $10.19 $10.70 $22,260 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $8.14 $8.62 $17,930 2.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 260 $10.79 $10.82 $22,510 4.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 430 $17.05 $16.03 $33,350 3.9 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $11.66 $11.66 $24,240 2.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 740 $11.11 $11.08 $23,050 2.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $9.88 $10.27 $21,370 3.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $15.01 $14.95 $31,100 4.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $15.01 $15.56 $32,370 1.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 520 $17.81 $16.81 $34,970 5.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 860 $12.74 $13.45 $27,980 4.2 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 50 $9.96 $10.15 $21,120 2.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $9.11 $9.59 $19,950 8.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 430 $11.04 $12.80 $26,630 6.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 190 $18.06 $18.01 $37,470 3.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 650 $12.19 $12.33 $25,650 1.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $11.43 $12.03 $25,010 4.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $14.45 $14.69 $30,550 1.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.50 $12.45 $25,900 3.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $10.73 $10.79 $22,450 4.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 470 $10.55 $11.23 $23,370 7.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers 240 $14.07 $14.35 $29,840 4.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 180 $12.93 $12.74 $26,490 2.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 480 $14.58 $14.28 $29,700 6.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 360 $6.74 $7.01 $14,590 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $7.60 $7.62 $15,850 4.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 380 $7.73 $8.04 $16,720 5.3 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 640 $14.38 $15.89 $33,050 14.7 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers (7) $15.74 $16.17 $33,640 2.7 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 30 $11.83 $11.40 $23,710 9.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $12.85 $12.46 $25,910 5.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 70 $9.46 $10.46 $21,760 8.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $8.75 $12.67 $26,350 13.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $28.09 $22.29 $46,350 4.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 380 $12.64 $13.34 $27,750 3.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (7) $18.06 $17.72 $36,860 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $10.87 $11.02 $22,930 3.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $11.94 $11.81 $24,570 3.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $11.96 $12.85 $26,720 5.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $11.58 $11.53 $23,980 5.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 90 $14.79 $15.89 $33,060 5.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,260 $12.80 $14.10 $29,320 2.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 180 $17.25 $15.80 $32,860 11.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 640 $13.78 $12.86 $26,740 5.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $11.10 $11.37 $23,640 3.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $13.73 $15.13 $31,460 8.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (7) $10.49 $11.18 $23,260 4.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 50 $15.41 $14.66 $30,500 8.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 130 $8.78 $10.97 $22,810 10.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $11.04 $10.81 $22,490 6.6 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 40 $11.58 $10.73 $22,320 3.2 %
51-9197 Tire Builders 50 $13.64 $13.28 $27,610 6.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 890 $10.12 $10.08 $20,960 3.0 %
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 13,900 $10.27 $11.31 $23,530 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $16.76 $17.58 $36,570 3.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $17.12 $18.19 $37,820 3.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 250 $7.62 $8.32 $17,300 1.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 630 $7.16 $8.05 $16,750 4.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 710 $8.84 $9.93 $20,660 12.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,540 $12.67 $13.73 $28,550 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,400 $10.31 $12.36 $25,710 7.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $7.71 $8.15 $16,940 7.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (7) $7.30 $7.60 $15,800 6.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $11.24 $11.28 $23,470 3.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $13.84 $15.25 $31,730 8.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $12.53 $12.44 $25,870 3.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,360 $12.21 $12.25 $25,470 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 270 $8.66 $9.19 $19,120 5.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,240 $8.53 $9.14 $19,010 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 760 $13.15 $13.00 $27,040 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 830 $7.31 $7.92 $16,470 2.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 250 $11.73 $12.48 $25,960 3.0 %

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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