Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, LA MSA


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

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

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SOC Major Groups in the Lafayette, LA MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 164,700 $11.44 $14.43 $30,020 1.1 %
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 8,520 $28.65 $32.57 $67,750 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 400 $57.73 $59.78 $124,330 8.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,790 $31.07 $35.60 $74,050 2.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 220 $6.41 $6.66 $13,840 3.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $22.34 $22.98 $47,810 8.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $28.97 $33.11 $68,860 8.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 350 $30.08 $30.86 $64,190 3.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $16.50 $20.33 $42,300 6.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 260 $21.80 $23.08 $48,010 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $28.28 $29.79 $61,950 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 640 $24.81 $28.12 $58,500 5.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 110 $24.91 $27.01 $56,180 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $26.83 $30.14 $62,700 4.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 140 $21.28 $23.73 $49,350 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $25.21 $27.38 $56,940 11.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 400 $38.30 $40.36 $83,950 6.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $59,060 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 230 $35.72 $37.12 $77,200 2.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $18.97 $22.78 $47,370 11.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (7) $12.50 $12.76 $26,540 5.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $27.01 $28.20 $58,670 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $26.17 $26.64 $55,400 1.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 150 $13.12 $15.53 $32,290 12.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $13.03 $15.63 $32,510 2.6 %
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 4,630 $20.33 $22.26 $46,310 3.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 250 $20.65 $21.79 $45,330 7.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $16.69 $18.65 $38,790 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $21.51 $21.93 $45,620 3.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 240 $19.33 $22.27 $46,320 13.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $16.46 $18.27 $38,000 9.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 170 $20.13 $21.52 $44,760 4.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $33.47 $40.40 $84,030 14.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 890 $20.58 $22.24 $46,250 4.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $16.89 $17.96 $37,350 4.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $23.23 $23.16 $48,170 7.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $32.21 $30.89 $64,260 6.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $21.27 $30.84 $64,150 10.0 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (7) $11.17 $11.56 $24,040 5.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 310 $20.06 $20.35 $42,330 6.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $16.93 $19.17 $39,870 1.7 %
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 920 $19.87 $21.62 $44,970 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 170 $22.15 $23.96 $49,840 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $24.56 $24.80 $51,570 5.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 $15.90 $16.55 $34,420 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 $28.05 $27.85 $57,930 4.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $23.43 $23.28 $48,420 6.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $24.31 $23.73 $49,370 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $18.39 $21.31 $44,330 10.6 %
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 3,100 $22.65 $24.41 $50,770 3.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $25.82 $24.99 $51,980 3.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 240 $17.61 $18.78 $39,070 5.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 30 $32.52 $33.11 $68,880 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 190 $30.41 $30.53 $63,500 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $33.67 $38.20 $79,450 5.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 $24.36 $24.20 $50,340 8.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $26.81 $28.16 $58,570 10.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 340 $25.59 $26.87 $55,880 6.1 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 310 $40.26 $41.31 $85,910 4.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $17.18 $20.81 $43,270 10.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (7) $25.11 $24.43 $50,820 4.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $15.70 $17.54 $36,490 8.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 220 $20.65 $20.64 $42,930 5.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 70 $17.40 $19.18 $39,900 6.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 210 $13.78 $15.36 $31,940 6.4 %
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 760 $21.19 $24.51 $50,980 7.2 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $23.86 $26.00 $54,090 1.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $23.01 $22.83 $47,490 4.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 110 $38.57 $40.45 $84,140 8.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (7) $12.62 $15.11 $31,430 7.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $19.44 $41.49 $86,290 29.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 $22.57 $21.04 $43,760 7.6 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 50 $24.62 $24.61 $51,200 3.8 %
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 1,560 $16.56 $17.29 $35,960 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 330 $20.62 $20.76 $43,180 2.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $14.80 $18.29 $38,040 10.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (7) $13.31 $14.45 $30,060 6.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $22.07 $21.64 $45,010 4.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 30 $11.68 $15.33 $31,880 8.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 340 $12.52 $13.53 $28,140 4.3 %
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 1,330 $21.15 $32.64 $67,890 11.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 830 $28.73 $43.25 $89,950 13.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 340 $14.64 $15.50 $32,250 7.1 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 30 $11.49 $10.43 $21,680 15.3 %
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 7,960 $16.48 $15.91 $33,090 3.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 160 $17.98 $17.37 $36,130 11.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $9.13 $10.21 $21,240 4.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $37,240 3.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,460 (4) (4) $36,950 2.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,020 (4) (4) $38,440 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 (4) (4) $36,390 1.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $41,830 1.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 30 $16.36 $17.08 $35,530 1.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 200 $13.29 $15.28 $31,790 9.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $18.49 $18.33 $38,130 4.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 180 $10.11 $11.65 $24,240 10.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 160 $22.24 $22.00 $45,760 2.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,510 (4) (4) $14,560 2.5 %
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 1,290 $10.19 $12.54 $26,080 5.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.84 $9.94 $20,670 4.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $12.80 $13.68 $28,460 5.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $11.70 $11.98 $24,920 8.8 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 40 (4) (4) $39,010 4.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $15.12 $16.82 $34,970 5.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $16.00 $16.51 $34,340 3.9 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $15.76 $17.55 $36,510 3.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $9.29 $13.03 $27,110 26.6 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 60 $6.74 $7.46 $15,520 6.1 %
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 9,860 $18.72 $23.19 $48,230 4.3 %
29-1020 Dentists 80 $42.59 $56.30 $117,110 18.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $18.44 $18.89 $39,290 3.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 60 (7) (7) (7) (7)
29-1051 Pharmacists 420 $35.19 $36.93 $76,810 6.8 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (7) (5) $84.79 $176,360 12.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $85.93 $178,740 8.7 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (7) (5) $95.75 $199,160 14.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) $96.27 $200,230 10.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,200 $21.24 $21.97 $45,700 1.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 130 $30.25 $29.77 $61,930 4.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $32.50 $32.21 $67,000 6.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $18.35 $18.47 $38,420 4.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $24.03 $24.06 $50,050 2.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $24.70 $25.75 $53,560 5.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 190 $17.45 $17.60 $36,610 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 300 $11.59 $12.31 $25,600 4.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $30.87 $28.57 $59,420 12.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 90 $12.56 $13.49 $28,050 10.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $23.07 $20.23 $42,090 2.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 220 $17.06 $17.60 $36,600 2.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (7) $12.50 $12.29 $25,560 1.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 330 $9.97 $10.25 $21,310 3.9 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 90 $15.01 $14.76 $30,690 1.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $12.99 $13.26 $27,580 2.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,730 $13.09 $13.26 $27,580 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $11.15 $11.39 $23,690 2.1 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 160 $23.46 $23.73 $49,370 7.7 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 5,160 $7.29 $8.22 $17,090 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,260 $7.10 $7.35 $15,300 4.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,280 $6.60 $6.79 $14,110 2.0 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 40 $7.24 $7.30 $15,190 2.4 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $16.84 $16.03 $33,340 11.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $20.05 $19.84 $41,270 5.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $8.07 $8.38 $17,420 6.7 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 $11.94 $11.37 $23,640 5.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (7) $14.42 $12.78 $26,570 19.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 570 $11.81 $11.35 $23,610 5.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $8.46 $9.06 $18,850 1.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $9.91 $9.91 $20,610 3.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $9.15 $8.72 $18,130 4.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 200 $9.03 $8.87 $18,450 7.6 %
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 3,160 $11.43 $12.71 $26,430 6.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $21.06 $22.10 $45,970 3.9 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 30 $15.98 $14.89 $30,960 9.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 430 $13.35 $13.60 $28,300 7.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $20.13 $20.58 $42,800 3.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 700 $14.16 $13.98 $29,080 3.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 150 $13.03 $13.90 $28,900 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 980 $7.85 $8.58 $17,840 4.0 %
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 13,350 $6.63 $7.29 $15,160 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $12.36 $13.36 $27,780 8.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,140 $11.52 $12.16 $25,280 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,530 $6.34 $6.46 $13,430 3.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,160 $6.68 $7.06 $14,690 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 810 $7.20 $7.62 $15,850 4.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 360 $6.74 $7.12 $14,800 4.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,800 $6.81 $6.90 $14,350 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 560 $6.25 $6.33 $13,180 2.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,030 $6.33 $6.64 $13,810 3.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 520 $6.27 $6.35 $13,200 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,870 $6.54 $6.93 $14,420 3.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $6.53 $6.67 $13,880 2.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $6.28 $6.34 $13,190 2.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 500 $6.36 $6.35 $13,200 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 360 $6.32 $6.32 $13,140 3.1 %
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 4,300 $7.15 $7.90 $16,430 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $12.86 $13.54 $28,160 4.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $13.02 $14.37 $29,880 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,130 $7.21 $7.66 $15,930 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 $6.42 $6.55 $13,620 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $10.71 $11.11 $23,110 9.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $8.04 $8.18 $17,010 2.1 %
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 3,360 $6.97 $7.66 $15,930 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $11.88 $12.59 $26,190 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $8.11 $8.24 $17,130 3.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $6.99 $7.61 $15,830 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $6.57 $6.98 $14,510 5.6 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 40 $8.31 $8.36 $17,390 2.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $6.93 $7.50 $15,600 9.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 470 $8.20 $8.54 $17,770 4.5 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (7) $6.62 $6.76 $14,060 3.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 960 $6.55 $6.58 $13,690 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 610 $6.86 $6.82 $14,180 3.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 210 $6.78 $8.36 $17,380 6.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $7.23 $8.88 $18,480 8.2 %
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 18,940 $8.29 $11.87 $24,690 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,550 $12.80 $14.16 $29,450 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $22.80 $25.46 $52,960 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,470 $6.52 $6.81 $14,160 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 750 $7.33 $8.74 $18,190 6.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 490 $9.27 $10.14 $21,090 5.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,910 $7.58 $8.79 $18,280 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 230 $16.92 $19.76 $41,090 11.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 370 $25.64 $30.35 $63,130 13.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (7) $32.04 $44.83 $93,240 20.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,000 $25.14 $26.12 $54,320 5.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,010 $17.13 $19.82 $41,230 3.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 110 $8.88 $11.12 $23,120 10.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (7) $14.26 $17.61 $36,630 6.9 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 60 $8.15 $10.44 $21,720 12.6 %
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 29,420 $10.11 $11.30 $23,510 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,750 $15.83 $17.50 $36,400 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 340 $8.23 $8.51 $17,690 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 560 $11.35 $11.49 $23,890 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 630 $10.43 $10.99 $22,860 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,770 $10.75 $11.25 $23,390 3.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 370 $12.35 $12.46 $25,910 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $12.00 $12.91 $26,840 4.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,160 $8.54 $8.62 $17,930 3.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (7) $9.13 $9.08 $18,890 6.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 90 $10.95 $12.20 $25,370 6.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,920 $10.37 $11.16 $23,210 3.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 320 $7.22 $7.62 $15,850 4.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 240 $6.74 $6.98 $14,520 5.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $8.77 $9.75 $20,270 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $13.07 $14.04 $29,210 9.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $14.01 $13.84 $28,780 1.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 280 $9.71 $10.59 $22,020 6.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $13.10 $13.68 $28,460 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,800 $8.97 $9.20 $19,140 2.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 $10.21 $12.56 $26,120 5.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 260 $7.32 $7.38 $15,340 3.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 190 $8.86 $10.27 $21,360 6.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,140 $17.89 $18.12 $37,690 8.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $11.25 $10.43 $21,690 9.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $19.73 $19.95 $41,490 2.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 $20.47 $20.14 $41,900 1.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 210 $18.66 $17.40 $36,190 2.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $13.59 $15.18 $31,580 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 790 $8.80 $10.46 $21,760 6.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,810 $7.74 $8.45 $17,580 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $9.70 $10.27 $21,360 7.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,620 $14.86 $14.71 $30,610 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 550 $14.51 $14.73 $30,640 8.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 310 $9.36 $9.48 $19,730 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,350 $9.64 $10.04 $20,890 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $12.01 $13.34 $27,750 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 240 $8.62 $8.94 $18,590 3.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 240 $8.73 $9.06 $18,850 4.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 200 $13.20 $13.71 $28,510 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,450 $7.86 $8.52 $17,710 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (7) $10.37 $11.02 $22,920 1.9 %
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 350 $10.37 $11.95 $24,860 8.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $10.10 $10.75 $22,350 7.9 %
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 12,630 $13.82 $14.56 $30,290 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,650 $18.82 $20.01 $41,620 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (7) $10.67 $13.72 $28,540 21.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 900 $13.64 $13.83 $28,760 2.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $13.01 $13.04 $27,130 4.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,160 $10.60 $10.85 $22,570 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 500 $12.87 $13.99 $29,090 5.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 150 $13.53 $14.32 $29,780 11.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 540 $16.93 $17.52 $36,430 4.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers 70 $12.12 $11.73 $24,400 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 580 $12.68 $12.75 $26,520 2.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $10.50 $11.45 $23,810 10.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 470 $14.87 $15.59 $32,420 4.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $11.48 $12.51 $26,010 11.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $14.02 $15.16 $31,530 6.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 120 $14.32 $14.78 $30,740 10.6 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 200 $9.83 $9.94 $20,680 8.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 180 $9.62 $10.02 $20,850 10.0 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 90 $8.44 $8.71 $18,120 4.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $9.31 $10.31 $21,440 10.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $19.18 $19.57 $40,700 16.6 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 40 $12.50 $11.77 $24,480 8.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 170 $8.75 $9.71 $20,200 7.6 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 810 $16.31 $17.30 $35,980 3.4 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 320 $17.04 $18.96 $39,430 5.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 410 $15.18 $16.52 $34,350 5.3 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 640 $12.28 $12.44 $25,880 3.6 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 1,300 $13.45 $13.47 $28,020 2.6 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10,230 $14.02 $14.78 $30,750 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 960 $22.13 $22.41 $46,600 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 200 $15.12 $15.17 $31,550 7.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $18.09 $18.40 $38,280 7.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $8.07 $9.63 $20,040 19.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $12.83 $13.53 $28,150 5.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 230 $13.52 $14.06 $29,240 3.7 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (7) $9.26 $9.66 $20,100 3.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 780 $12.30 $12.74 $26,500 5.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 440 $13.74 $14.62 $30,420 2.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (7) $13.42 $13.15 $27,360 2.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 770 $15.17 $15.29 $31,800 3.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (7) $6.83 $7.84 $16,300 11.5 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (7) $15.12 $14.30 $29,750 9.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $10.58 $10.30 $21,420 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $18.89 $17.75 $36,930 2.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $16.75 $16.47 $34,260 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,000 $15.50 $16.31 $33,920 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,920 $11.96 $12.73 $26,480 2.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (7) $10.33 $10.69 $22,230 4.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights (7) $19.67 $19.64 $40,850 3.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $23.64 $21.15 $43,990 5.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (7) $13.86 $15.54 $32,320 4.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 120 $12.31 $11.96 $24,880 8.2 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (7) $9.78 $10.44 $21,710 12.3 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers (7) $12.16 $12.26 $25,500 5.5 %
49-9096 Riggers (7) $14.28 $14.11 $29,340 5.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 400 $9.68 $9.77 $20,320 3.4 %
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 11,960 $11.69 $13.47 $28,020 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 790 $18.75 $20.32 $42,260 2.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $15.88 $15.81 $32,890 3.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 610 $9.42 $9.80 $20,380 2.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 180 $9.68 $9.63 $20,040 7.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 230 $8.64 $9.45 $19,660 4.9 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 70 $9.11 $8.66 $18,010 7.6 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $13.58 $12.84 $26,710 3.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $8.96 $8.89 $18,500 6.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $10.13 $10.38 $21,590 6.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $15.04 $15.06 $31,330 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 690 $13.83 $14.60 $30,360 2.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.12 $10.31 $21,440 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,160 $15.21 $16.62 $34,570 7.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 $9.26 $12.08 $25,120 8.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $9.21 $10.18 $21,170 3.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $10.28 $10.55 $21,950 6.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 400 $6.73 $6.74 $14,030 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 140 $7.86 $7.85 $16,340 2.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 290 $6.62 $6.88 $14,310 2.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 60 $8.09 $8.03 $16,710 4.0 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $6.78 $6.82 $14,190 2.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 150 $11.65 $13.14 $27,340 8.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (7) $15.89 $16.12 $33,530 5.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 180 $12.27 $12.23 $25,440 4.4 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 150 $24.70 $23.27 $48,400 3.5 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 620 $24.66 $24.29 $50,520 3.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $9.58 $9.60 $19,960 6.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $11.00 $11.52 $23,970 3.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $9.41 $11.00 $22,880 12.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $8.06 $7.94 $16,520 6.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,030 $19.56 $17.38 $36,150 7.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (7) $8.79 $10.09 $20,990 10.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 590 $8.29 $9.02 $18,770 8.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (7) $10.54 $12.61 $26,230 19.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 590 $9.35 $9.63 $20,020 2.7 %
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 11,930 $10.27 $11.80 $24,550 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $15.66 $16.70 $34,740 6.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $21.79 $23.56 $49,000 3.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 60 (4) (4) $69,030 2.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $9.95 $9.49 $19,730 3.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 610 $8.45 $9.98 $20,750 1.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 500 $10.38 $11.50 $23,920 7.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,100 $12.41 $13.30 $27,670 4.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,520 $10.28 $11.88 $24,710 9.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 140 $6.75 $7.38 $15,360 3.5 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 220 $12.19 $13.41 $27,900 7.3 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 200 $25.65 $28.00 $58,250 7.7 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (7) $27.41 $28.21 $58,670 8.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $6.84 $7.55 $15,700 4.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 270 $15.66 $15.93 $33,140 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 600 $11.02 $11.17 $23,230 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $6.62 $7.03 $14,630 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,960 $8.13 $8.58 $17,860 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $11.53 $11.54 $24,010 6.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 400 $6.55 $6.78 $14,100 4.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $10.47 $11.66 $24,250 5.6 %

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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