Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 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 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas. 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 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 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 180,730 $8.93 $12.47 $25,940 1.9 %
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 6,550 $26.90 $30.83 $64,120 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 370 $42.32 $49.31 $102,560 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,610 $26.62 $31.57 $65,660 2.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $27.58 $31.93 $66,420 10.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $27.84 $35.33 $73,490 8.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $27.98 $28.52 $59,320 7.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 400 $28.17 $29.04 $60,390 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 120 $33.05 $34.85 $72,500 5.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 300 $30.56 $33.71 $70,120 5.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 130 $25.33 $25.66 $53,380 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $33.24 $33.31 $69,280 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $27.45 $35.37 $73,570 14.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $27.83 $28.90 $60,120 3.6 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (7) $16.55 $16.47 $34,260 5.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $21.34 $24.51 $50,980 10.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $13.52 $14.38 $29,900 3.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 460 (4) (4) $65,450 1.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $39.46 $37.87 $78,760 4.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 340 $18.61 $19.87 $41,320 5.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $20.24 $21.91 $45,580 4.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 90 $14.52 $14.85 $30,890 5.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $29.05 $33.88 $70,470 4.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $15.37 $16.46 $34,230 4.9 %
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 3,890 $19.09 $20.28 $42,190 4.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $20.08 $23.04 $47,930 12.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $16.18 $18.17 $37,800 4.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $20.39 $21.82 $45,390 5.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 410 $22.05 $20.77 $43,210 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $18.26 $19.52 $40,590 6.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $15.82 $17.01 $35,390 5.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $25.12 $33.75 $70,210 15.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 690 $20.16 $21.24 $44,180 2.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $15.82 $15.33 $31,890 3.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $16.59 $22.09 $45,950 12.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $17.18 $21.73 $45,200 9.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 320 $17.23 $19.18 $39,900 6.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $20.79 $21.57 $44,870 13.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $6.30 $6.70 $13,930 8.7 %
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 780 $19.40 $21.04 $43,760 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 $25.33 $27.26 $56,710 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 290 $13.68 $15.26 $31,740 4.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 $22.77 $26.61 $55,340 9.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $19.20 $19.35 $40,250 4.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $20.13 $21.32 $44,340 3.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $18.60 $21.39 $44,490 8.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 890 $16.76 $19.87 $41,320 4.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $20.88 $22.97 $47,780 8.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $11.29 $17.06 $35,490 19.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (7) $32.40 $32.43 $67,450 2.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 140 $10.14 $11.01 $22,900 4.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $16.63 $17.16 $35,690 9.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (7) $16.47 $17.74 $36,900 10.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $8.25 $9.07 $18,860 6.5 %
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 630 $17.10 $18.51 $38,500 5.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $19.81 $23.50 $48,880 8.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $23.54 $24.99 $51,980 3.8 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 120 $11.03 $12.02 $25,000 2.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $9.02 $10.67 $22,200 10.7 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,960 $16.99 $17.38 $36,150 3.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $13.22 $13.84 $28,790 6.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 630 $23.93 $23.13 $48,100 2.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 70 $15.85 $16.15 $33,600 4.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $13.83 $13.70 $28,500 18.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 460 $14.80 $14.22 $29,590 6.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 150 $14.04 $14.53 $30,220 8.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $13.87 $15.04 $31,280 5.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $9.60 $9.41 $19,560 5.6 %
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 750 $26.32 $34.39 $71,530 10.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 410 $35.36 $46.04 $95,760 13.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates (7) $32.01 $28.48 $59,240 13.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $14.95 $14.75 $30,680 2.7 %
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 19,790 $16.76 $16.85 $35,040 2.5 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $45,180 11.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 250 $8.98 $9.97 $20,730 6.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 480 $15.81 $15.30 $31,810 7.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 520 (4) (4) $40,300 1.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 4,900 (4) (4) $39,840 1.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,330 (4) (4) $41,050 0.9 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $44,950 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 3,000 (4) (4) $42,310 0.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $46,410 1.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 290 (4) (4) $43,280 1.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 130 (4) (4) $43,090 1.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $43,120 1.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 40 $15.18 $14.54 $30,250 4.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (7) $21.44 $32.05 $66,670 17.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 310 $21.65 $21.40 $44,510 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $9.63 $9.93 $20,650 5.9 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 70 $10.84 $11.28 $23,460 3.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 250 $27.07 $27.06 $56,280 1.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 3,150 (4) (4) $15,230 1.5 %
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 1,090 $10.60 $12.86 $26,740 3.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $10.56 $12.09 $25,140 5.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $8.95 $9.38 $19,520 3.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $27,180 4.0 %
27-2032 Choreographers (7) $7.74 $10.34 $21,510 9.9 %
27-3010 Announcers 110 $6.65 $9.14 $19,000 9.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $16.32 $18.76 $39,030 17.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $15.23 $16.04 $33,360 6.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $16.86 $18.26 $37,980 12.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 70 $15.55 $17.44 $36,270 8.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $13.38 $13.63 $28,350 5.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $9.65 $9.72 $20,220 9.3 %
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 7,990 $20.25 $26.68 $55,500 4.8 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $75.50 $157,040 21.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $20.39 $20.16 $41,930 2.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $41.66 $41.36 $86,020 2.3 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (7) (5) $93.25 $193,960 12.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (7) $37.58 $38.44 $79,960 10.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,550 $24.96 $31.52 $65,560 5.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 190 $27.35 $27.54 $57,280 2.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 190 $31.89 $33.21 $69,070 2.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $17.19 $17.80 $37,020 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 250 $24.33 $24.16 $50,240 2.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 180 $19.42 $19.46 $40,480 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 290 $12.51 $13.06 $27,160 5.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $30.09 $29.82 $62,020 3.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (7) $17.27 $17.79 $37,000 4.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $26.74 $26.62 $55,370 6.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $18.45 $20.00 $41,600 9.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 480 $9.46 $9.85 $20,480 4.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 380 $10.18 $10.49 $21,830 2.1 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 100 $16.52 $16.05 $33,390 6.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $15.09 $15.07 $31,350 4.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $11.42 $13.17 $27,390 16.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,290 $16.21 $15.97 $33,210 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (7) $8.09 $8.26 $17,180 3.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $9.57 $9.95 $20,690 13.1 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 60 $13.07 $15.20 $31,610 6.5 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 30 (4) (4) $36,590 1.6 %
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 8,840 $6.77 $7.59 $15,790 3.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 4,570 $6.20 $6.20 $12,900 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,660 $7.00 $7.47 $15,550 3.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $20.60 $19.72 $41,030 6.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 90 $7.99 $8.35 $17,370 5.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 330 $8.61 $8.74 $18,190 5.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,530 $9.66 $9.76 $20,300 3.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 50 $10.14 $10.16 $21,140 4.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $10.52 $11.00 $22,890 2.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 80 $9.92 $9.95 $20,700 3.4 %
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 5,320 $13.56 $14.27 $29,680 6.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 200 $28.40 $27.88 $57,990 10.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 280 $16.16 $16.63 $34,590 3.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (7) $13.30 $13.34 $27,740 2.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 330 $14.60 $18.61 $38,710 17.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,430 $16.58 $17.37 $36,130 6.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 90 $14.03 $14.90 $31,000 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,120 $6.91 $7.78 $16,180 4.1 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 100 $6.74 $6.88 $14,300 3.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 16,270 $6.59 $7.04 $14,650 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 200 $8.82 $10.55 $21,950 8.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,050 $8.92 $9.96 $20,720 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 760 $6.25 $6.29 $13,080 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 850 $7.25 $7.68 $15,970 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 970 $7.91 $7.83 $16,290 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 250 $6.83 $6.82 $14,180 2.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,370 $6.83 $7.02 $14,610 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 310 $7.23 $8.27 $17,210 9.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,320 $6.40 $6.57 $13,660 3.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 770 $6.45 $6.55 $13,620 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,680 $6.31 $6.46 $13,440 2.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $6.37 $6.50 $13,520 3.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 680 $6.64 $6.68 $13,890 4.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 400 $6.36 $6.40 $13,310 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $6.41 $6.44 $13,400 2.1 %
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 5,540 $6.95 $7.50 $15,600 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 250 $9.83 $10.54 $21,920 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $11.40 $12.12 $25,210 6.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,110 $7.20 $7.60 $15,800 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,030 $6.25 $6.22 $12,930 1.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $7.71 $8.50 $17,680 9.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,010 $7.03 $7.39 $15,370 2.6 %
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 10,630 $6.40 $6.98 $14,530 4.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $12.14 $12.11 $25,190 3.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $6.90 $7.95 $16,530 13.3 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (7) $6.23 $6.25 $12,990 4.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $6.27 $6.28 $13,060 3.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $7.33 $7.64 $15,890 5.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 400 (7) (7) (7) (7)
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (7) $16.22 $19.50 $40,560 21.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,340 $6.24 $6.36 $13,220 3.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 7,420 $6.32 $6.32 $13,140 2.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $16.80 $14.16 $29,440 22.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 570 $6.82 $7.29 $15,170 2.7 %
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 19,210 $7.97 $10.97 $22,810 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,110 $13.76 $16.72 $34,780 6.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 350 $19.50 $23.80 $49,510 12.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,040 $6.68 $7.03 $14,620 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 520 $6.80 $8.87 $18,440 6.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 700 $7.67 $8.90 $18,510 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,570 $7.68 $9.19 $19,120 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $11.95 $15.15 $31,500 11.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 380 $24.20 $28.73 $59,770 18.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $28.48 $33.48 $69,630 19.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $9.97 $10.55 $21,930 5.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $21.46 $23.50 $48,880 2.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,100 $13.87 $17.53 $36,470 6.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $10.32 $12.85 $26,730 6.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (7) $20.87 $20.89 $43,450 4.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 $9.12 $10.00 $20,800 11.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 $10.56 $10.72 $22,310 6.2 %
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 31,220 $9.38 $10.41 $21,650 2.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,670 $15.60 $16.73 $34,790 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 270 $7.25 $7.56 $15,720 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 360 $9.74 $9.84 $20,480 2.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,080 $9.69 $10.06 $20,930 5.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,080 $9.76 $10.34 $21,510 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $11.32 $12.02 $25,000 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $8.89 $10.29 $21,410 3.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 560 $8.89 $8.87 $18,440 4.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (7) $7.45 $7.83 $16,290 8.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (7) $7.66 $8.84 $18,390 9.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,580 $8.20 $8.71 $18,130 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 350 $9.00 $8.82 $18,340 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 310 $6.56 $6.76 $14,060 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 320 $7.89 $7.97 $16,580 2.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 240 $12.11 $12.45 $25,900 6.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 140 $9.78 $10.43 $21,700 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $9.46 $10.60 $22,060 7.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 $10.84 $11.51 $23,940 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,820 $8.14 $8.40 $17,460 3.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 160 $14.60 $17.06 $35,480 11.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 170 $7.52 $7.83 $16,280 4.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 240 $9.32 $9.47 $19,690 5.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $10.40 $11.48 $23,880 5.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 130 $12.41 $12.30 $25,580 2.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $19.72 $19.87 $41,340 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 350 $21.17 $20.45 $42,540 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 220 $19.05 $18.00 $37,450 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $12.05 $13.10 $27,250 4.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 810 $8.42 $8.96 $18,630 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,140 $7.68 $8.12 $16,890 1.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $10.14 $11.02 $22,920 4.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,740 $13.08 $13.89 $28,900 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $12.27 $12.14 $25,260 2.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 260 $11.87 $12.06 $25,090 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,660 $9.91 $10.29 $21,400 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 $10.82 $10.97 $22,820 14.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 420 $9.09 $10.17 $21,160 7.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $8.20 $9.37 $19,480 9.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 $13.23 $13.85 $28,810 3.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $8.21 $8.37 $17,400 4.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,510 $8.73 $9.06 $18,840 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 4,560 $6.39 $6.94 $14,430 2.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 80 $12.44 $12.90 $26,830 5.3 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors (7) $11.71 $11.29 $23,490 8.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 60 $12.45 $13.52 $28,130 6.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (7) $6.25 $6.25 $12,990 4.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (7) $6.79 $7.36 $15,310 6.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 3,690 $6.32 $6.65 $13,840 3.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 200 $6.61 $6.97 $14,510 4.2 %
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 8,070 $9.10 $10.73 $22,310 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 650 $17.17 $18.06 $37,570 3.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (7) $11.31 $13.61 $28,310 10.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 410 $9.87 $10.20 $21,230 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 330 $7.59 $8.26 $17,180 6.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,200 $7.96 $8.60 $17,880 5.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 330 $10.73 $12.21 $25,410 6.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 170 $8.48 $9.33 $19,420 6.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 790 $12.47 $13.98 $29,070 6.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $8.22 $8.26 $17,190 4.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $9.20 $9.69 $20,150 4.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 280 $7.33 $7.58 $15,770 4.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $9.35 $10.82 $22,510 6.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $8.46 $8.49 $17,660 3.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $8.12 $8.46 $17,600 6.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $8.53 $12.62 $26,250 7.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $6.95 $7.24 $15,060 4.6 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (7) $8.52 $9.00 $18,710 4.9 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 40 $6.27 $6.21 $12,910 3.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $6.93 $7.06 $14,690 3.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $14.36 $15.44 $32,120 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (7) $8.64 $9.13 $19,000 5.5 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (7) $14.50 $13.65 $28,390 8.0 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 130 $18.05 $21.01 $43,700 16.7 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 190 $10.00 $10.20 $21,210 5.4 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers (7) $12.37 $14.68 $30,540 3.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6,630 $9.73 $11.62 $24,170 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 $17.91 $19.19 $39,920 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $10.43 $10.98 $22,840 6.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 (7) (7) (7) (7)
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 $12.39 $15.29 $31,800 13.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $13.27 $14.03 $29,180 5.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $8.22 $9.84 $20,470 18.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $13.18 $13.72 $28,540 7.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 900 $8.37 $10.27 $21,360 5.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 350 $10.10 $10.91 $22,690 4.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $9.57 $10.43 $21,690 16.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (7) $10.46 $11.98 $24,930 6.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $10.06 $10.01 $20,820 4.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $24.33 $20.74 $43,150 16.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 330 $9.38 $10.00 $20,790 3.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $7.87 $9.53 $19,820 8.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $13.27 $13.56 $28,200 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,110 $8.40 $9.36 $19,470 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $11.48 $11.44 $23,790 4.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (7) $15.80 $17.77 $36,950 12.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 200 $22.29 $20.10 $41,810 10.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 80 $8.68 $8.72 $18,130 3.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 440 $6.73 $7.23 $15,030 4.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 7,830 $8.84 $10.19 $21,200 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 570 $16.69 $17.51 $36,420 3.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 $9.24 $9.63 $20,020 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 200 $8.80 $8.79 $18,290 4.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $7.03 $7.42 $15,440 4.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 210 $7.67 $9.01 $18,730 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 80 $6.82 $7.61 $15,830 7.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $7.32 $8.28 $17,220 3.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $7.94 $8.12 $16,880 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 70 $11.77 $12.41 $25,820 4.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $8.58 $9.37 $19,490 4.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $16.06 $16.36 $34,020 4.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 470 $9.64 $10.65 $22,160 6.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers (7) $6.95 $8.64 $17,980 18.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $7.60 $9.16 $19,060 6.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $6.53 $6.81 $14,170 4.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $6.45 $6.85 $14,240 5.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 640 $9.30 $9.22 $19,170 3.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 90 $7.85 $7.94 $16,520 6.3 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $8.58 $9.00 $18,710 8.4 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers (7) $9.84 $11.45 $23,810 11.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 140 $7.20 $8.15 $16,960 8.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 310 $10.43 $10.90 $22,660 2.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $7.26 $7.94 $16,500 5.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $10.39 $10.85 $22,560 4.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $10.22 $10.03 $20,860 4.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (7) $8.61 $8.47 $17,610 7.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $7.66 $7.41 $15,410 4.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 500 $10.41 $11.13 $23,150 5.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 430 $7.26 $8.14 $16,930 6.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $8.58 $10.30 $21,430 11.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $11.34 $13.21 $27,480 11.2 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (7) $9.82 $9.70 $20,180 4.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $12.94 $12.74 $26,500 5.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 370 $6.54 $7.02 $14,600 3.9 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12,310 $8.14 $9.72 $20,220 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $14.44 $15.19 $31,590 4.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $16.80 $17.49 $36,370 5.0 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (7) $8.35 $8.37 $17,400 4.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (7) $14.27 $11.98 $24,920 19.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,220 $8.79 $8.85 $18,400 1.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 610 $7.88 $8.28 $17,220 5.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,120 $12.61 $13.18 $27,420 6.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,320 $10.14 $12.47 $25,930 9.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 140 $6.83 $7.26 $15,100 3.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $9.32 $9.21 $19,160 4.4 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 30 $19.23 $19.09 $39,700 2.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $8.39 $8.66 $18,010 5.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 850 $8.67 $9.04 $18,810 4.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 710 $6.45 $6.60 $13,730 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,830 $7.08 $7.63 $15,870 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 190 $10.11 $10.01 $20,820 6.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,240 $6.24 $6.64 $13,800 3.7 %

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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