Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Portland, ME 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 Portland, ME MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Maine. 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 Portland, ME 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 155,960 $13.79 $17.30 $35,990 1.3 %
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 9,870 $31.12 $35.85 $74,570 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 470 $58.81 $62.48 $129,960 2.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,980 $34.60 $39.64 $82,450 1.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 $9.10 $11.21 $23,310 16.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 $25.59 $28.22 $58,690 4.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 410 $35.52 $39.50 $82,150 3.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 510 $32.15 $37.06 $77,090 3.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 100 $27.68 $32.44 $67,470 6.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 340 $25.50 $27.11 $56,380 3.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 400 $32.43 $34.82 $72,430 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 880 $32.83 $36.51 $75,940 2.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 310 $30.62 $33.14 $68,930 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $31.91 $32.79 $68,200 3.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 130 $31.28 $31.34 $65,190 3.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 180 $26.76 $30.36 $63,150 4.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 240 $28.71 $33.71 $70,110 6.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $18.59 $21.64 $45,010 7.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $67,880 2.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 210 $25.48 $27.79 $57,810 3.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 200 $40.62 $41.98 $87,320 4.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 330 $19.67 $19.96 $41,520 4.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $18.09 $19.23 $40,010 2.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 390 $31.86 $35.09 $72,990 5.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 170 $17.14 $19.47 $40,510 12.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 230 $23.02 $22.71 $47,240 2.7 %
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 7,560 $21.15 $23.33 $48,520 1.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 240 $18.53 $19.21 $39,950 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 230 $20.16 $21.06 $43,810 2.0 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 30 $18.16 $18.92 $39,360 6.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 $20.82 $22.38 $46,560 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $22.66 $23.11 $48,060 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 200 $21.79 $21.03 $43,750 5.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 150 $20.86 $22.67 $47,160 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 370 $22.08 $23.19 $48,220 4.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 360 $23.45 $27.26 $56,710 5.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $16.72 $17.13 $35,620 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 950 $22.16 $24.24 $50,410 3.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $27.11 $26.65 $55,440 6.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $26.53 $27.30 $56,780 3.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 150 $16.93 $19.18 $39,890 3.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 230 $27.87 $28.89 $60,100 3.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 280 $26.43 $32.92 $68,480 15.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 470 $20.05 $23.52 $48,920 7.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $21.31 $23.27 $48,390 8.2 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $17.66 $19.55 $40,660 14.9 %
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 3,060 $26.37 $27.15 $56,480 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 340 $26.49 $27.62 $57,450 3.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 880 $31.43 $31.63 $65,780 1.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 130 $32.57 $33.38 $69,430 4.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 610 $16.89 $17.76 $36,940 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (7) $29.84 $29.98 $62,360 3.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $29.50 $28.55 $59,390 4.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 260 $25.35 $26.10 $54,280 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 140 $24.61 $25.66 $53,360 5.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 60 $27.20 $28.56 $59,410 3.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 30 $23.44 $24.80 $51,590 6.8 %
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 2,660 $23.43 $25.77 $53,590 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 130 $22.10 $24.76 $51,510 2.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $19.99 $20.09 $41,790 4.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 540 $22.14 $25.52 $53,090 4.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 190 $33.12 $35.77 $74,400 5.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 80 $33.71 $36.55 $76,030 8.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $26.73 $27.67 $57,560 2.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 150 $30.60 $31.83 $66,210 3.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 200 $16.64 $17.36 $36,120 5.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $18.91 $19.39 $40,340 3.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $19.38 $20.20 $42,020 2.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (7) $18.83 $19.15 $39,820 3.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 270 $19.05 $19.49 $40,540 2.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $20.54 $20.93 $43,530 4.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (7) $15.05 $15.31 $31,850 3.0 %
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 990 $20.37 $23.96 $49,830 4.9 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 40 $29.23 $29.93 $62,250 11.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 170 $21.90 $22.52 $46,840 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $21.54 $22.67 $47,150 3.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 130 $25.19 $32.87 $68,370 20.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 150 $15.01 $15.85 $32,960 4.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $12.81 $13.62 $28,330 3.9 %
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 2,500 $15.48 $17.04 $35,440 6.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $15.77 $15.60 $32,450 3.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 $21.39 $20.54 $42,720 3.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $19.32 $19.37 $40,300 9.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 180 $11.09 $13.34 $27,740 9.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $17.50 $18.66 $38,820 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (7) $17.54 $17.98 $37,400 2.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 390 $17.97 $18.34 $38,140 2.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 130 $46.61 $35.50 $73,840 9.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 610 $11.31 $11.67 $24,260 2.5 %
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 1,550 $28.59 $36.41 $75,730 7.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 940 $36.93 $47.19 $98,160 7.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 360 $15.37 $16.73 $34,790 3.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $19.02 $17.46 $36,320 10.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $16.49 $17.27 $35,920 5.8 %
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 8,730 $17.33 $17.93 $37,290 2.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $52,600 7.0 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $52,210 4.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $42,880 2.2 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $53,360 2.9 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $51,230 3.3 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $45,470 5.1 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $48,920 10.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $16.06 $17.17 $35,720 3.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 700 $9.71 $10.21 $21,250 3.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 370 (4) (4) $42,020 2.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,080 (4) (4) $42,690 2.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 660 (4) (4) $43,160 1.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,300 (4) (4) $44,170 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $44,980 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 (4) (4) $42,860 3.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $42,670 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $44,780 2.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (7) $15.81 $16.02 $33,310 3.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $13.14 $14.25 $29,640 7.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $19.03 $19.33 $40,210 2.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 170 $12.21 $12.25 $25,480 2.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $20.17 $20.36 $42,350 2.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,540 (4) (4) $26,570 3.1 %
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 1,940 $16.90 $19.27 $40,070 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (7) $11.07 $11.12 $23,130 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $17.11 $18.62 $38,740 4.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $23.95 $23.69 $49,270 5.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (7) $9.02 $9.71 $20,200 5.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $42,480 7.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $37,220 2.9 %
27-3010 Announcers 130 $14.96 $20.74 $43,140 6.4 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 90 $21.92 $21.41 $44,540 9.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 200 $16.67 $18.12 $37,690 6.0 %
27-3041 Editors 160 $24.06 $23.69 $49,280 5.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $22.87 $26.24 $54,580 5.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 100 $19.32 $20.98 $43,630 3.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 160 $16.36 $17.77 $36,970 11.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 $11.51 $15.36 $31,960 7.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $21.80 $17.79 $37,010 17.9 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 60 $9.92 $10.63 $22,120 2.3 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 8,790 $24.61 $30.95 $64,380 5.2 %
29-1020 Dentists 180 (5) $70.56 $146,760 17.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $18.58 $18.90 $39,300 5.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $40.79 $40.11 $83,420 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 170 $54.66 $57.37 $119,330 6.3 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 50 (5) $85.55 $177,940 7.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) $97.34 $202,480 9.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 210 $43.07 $43.89 $91,290 6.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,300 $25.93 $26.24 $54,580 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 140 $24.70 $24.30 $50,550 1.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 190 $26.68 $31.36 $65,220 8.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 70 $12.46 $13.03 $27,100 3.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 170 $22.69 $23.65 $49,190 3.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 130 $24.91 $25.39 $52,810 5.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 210 $20.76 $21.11 $43,910 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $16.57 $17.04 $35,450 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 280 $24.69 $24.23 $50,410 4.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $24.04 $23.99 $49,890 2.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 410 $10.13 $11.08 $23,050 6.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $11.08 $11.39 $23,680 2.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $12.32 $12.38 $25,750 4.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 430 $16.62 $17.58 $36,570 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 240 $12.03 $12.65 $26,320 3.3 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 100 $25.90 $25.95 $53,980 4.4 %
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 4,880 $10.44 $10.83 $22,520 4.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,780 $8.38 $8.72 $18,140 3.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,730 $10.95 $11.02 $22,930 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $19.25 $18.41 $38,300 6.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 310 $12.59 $12.92 $26,870 4.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 400 $13.68 $13.54 $28,170 3.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $15.19 $14.85 $30,880 1.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $10.93 $11.28 $23,470 2.7 %
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 3,070 $12.43 $13.78 $28,670 3.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $26.35 $27.09 $56,340 4.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $24.65 $23.76 $49,410 6.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 740 $13.51 $12.87 $26,770 7.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $21.70 $24.79 $51,570 5.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 400 $18.94 $18.03 $37,500 2.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 70 $18.56 $17.88 $37,190 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 870 $9.57 $9.82 $20,420 2.1 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 150 $8.59 $8.59 $17,870 4.3 %
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 13,220 $8.44 $9.18 $19,100 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 240 $16.96 $20.61 $42,880 7.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $11.24 $12.28 $25,540 2.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 640 $7.69 $7.86 $16,360 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $11.76 $11.99 $24,940 1.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,100 $10.14 $10.23 $21,270 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 $9.05 $9.37 $19,480 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,710 $8.74 $8.97 $18,660 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 720 $7.67 $8.60 $17,890 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,810 $8.20 $8.46 $17,600 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 340 $8.41 $8.61 $17,920 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,700 $6.78 $8.63 $17,940 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 330 $7.82 $8.60 $17,890 5.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 410 $7.06 $7.61 $15,830 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 640 $7.52 $7.74 $16,090 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $7.93 $8.32 $17,300 3.3 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,460 $10.00 $10.70 $22,260 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 $13.41 $14.25 $29,640 3.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $16.68 $16.47 $34,250 6.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,780 $10.21 $10.81 $22,480 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 970 $8.43 $8.82 $18,350 1.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,080 $9.74 $10.09 $20,990 2.8 %
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 3,240 $9.31 $11.08 $23,050 6.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $14.43 $14.67 $30,520 3.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $9.03 $10.16 $21,130 7.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $8.73 $8.61 $17,910 3.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $6.99 $7.81 $16,250 3.3 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 40 $7.57 $7.92 $16,460 5.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 450 $8.48 $9.84 $20,480 8.3 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 90 $12.67 $13.52 $28,130 17.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $9.24 $9.42 $19,600 1.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 790 $8.33 $8.67 $18,040 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 400 $9.38 $9.32 $19,380 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $11.12 $15.54 $32,330 9.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 230 $9.88 $10.07 $20,950 5.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 140 $11.12 $11.63 $24,190 2.9 %
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 18,030 $10.65 $14.30 $29,750 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,600 $15.17 $16.51 $34,340 2.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 500 $24.43 $27.10 $56,370 8.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,660 $8.15 $8.44 $17,560 1.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $9.75 $10.54 $21,920 3.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 310 $14.85 $14.93 $31,060 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,250 $9.06 $10.22 $21,250 2.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 290 $16.76 $19.02 $39,560 6.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 540 $20.24 $25.01 $52,020 5.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 280 $29.01 $37.04 $77,040 10.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 100 $14.55 $15.27 $31,760 7.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 330 $24.17 $26.21 $54,520 9.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,500 $20.41 $24.46 $50,880 5.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 140 $8.38 $10.73 $22,310 10.6 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 80 $34.30 $35.44 $73,720 18.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $17.03 $21.34 $44,380 5.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 $29.15 $31.21 $64,920 3.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 980 $12.26 $13.07 $27,190 7.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 28,810 $13.00 $13.70 $28,500 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,720 $18.56 $19.28 $40,100 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 350 $10.81 $10.69 $22,240 1.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 470 $13.58 $13.55 $28,190 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 580 $12.84 $12.96 $26,960 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,130 $14.16 $14.50 $30,170 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $14.75 $14.62 $30,410 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $13.66 $13.50 $28,080 2.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 360 $9.90 $9.98 $20,770 1.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 110 $13.47 $14.01 $29,130 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $12.73 $12.73 $26,490 2.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $12.54 $12.65 $26,310 3.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,110 $13.74 $14.54 $30,250 2.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $14.32 $13.96 $29,030 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $9.68 $9.86 $20,520 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $9.31 $9.34 $19,420 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 310 $10.15 $10.81 $22,490 5.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $10.61 $10.36 $21,540 9.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $12.59 $12.97 $26,970 2.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (7) $11.94 $12.62 $26,260 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $13.83 $14.04 $29,210 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 790 $10.89 $10.95 $22,770 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 280 $10.55 $12.12 $25,200 7.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $15.77 $15.73 $32,730 5.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $10.38 $10.57 $21,990 6.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 170 $14.90 $14.58 $30,320 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 300 $12.91 $14.24 $29,610 5.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 $19.91 $20.23 $42,070 1.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 370 $21.62 $20.99 $43,660 2.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 600 $19.18 $18.73 $38,960 3.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $17.29 $17.52 $36,450 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,040 $12.38 $12.83 $26,690 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,000 $10.76 $11.39 $23,690 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $10.98 $11.49 $23,900 2.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,710 $15.28 $15.56 $32,360 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 420 $17.24 $17.17 $35,720 1.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 830 $13.64 $14.15 $29,430 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,230 $12.20 $12.45 $25,900 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 250 $13.58 $13.99 $29,110 2.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 330 $11.12 $11.35 $23,610 1.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 130 $11.93 $12.08 $25,120 3.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 50 $13.24 $14.09 $29,300 4.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 310 $10.31 $10.71 $22,280 4.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,980 $11.17 $11.64 $24,200 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 170 $10.05 $10.31 $21,440 3.7 %
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 160 $12.60 $13.74 $28,570 4.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (7) $12.72 $12.49 $25,990 6.9 %
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 6,220 $15.76 $16.89 $35,120 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 580 $23.50 $24.24 $50,430 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 120 $18.93 $17.09 $35,550 6.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,080 $16.44 $17.88 $37,190 8.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 60 $16.23 $16.46 $34,230 9.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $14.40 $14.20 $29,540 4.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 690 $11.58 $11.68 $24,300 2.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $13.00 $13.04 $27,130 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 310 $16.28 $16.34 $33,990 2.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (7) $12.43 $12.74 $26,510 4.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 530 $19.32 $19.90 $41,400 4.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $10.41 $11.14 $23,170 7.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $13.39 $14.60 $30,360 9.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 460 $19.49 $19.41 $40,370 4.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $12.94 $14.45 $30,050 5.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 230 $17.53 $17.66 $36,740 4.3 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $11.94 $12.49 $25,970 5.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 40 $12.23 $12.39 $25,780 10.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 140 $12.81 $13.13 $27,300 3.5 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (7) $24.92 $23.01 $47,860 4.9 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 140 $15.96 $17.59 $36,580 6.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 310 $12.94 $12.94 $26,920 3.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,910 $16.58 $17.23 $35,840 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $22.05 $23.69 $49,280 2.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (7) $15.20 $16.37 $34,040 7.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (7) $23.69 $21.83 $45,400 3.7 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 40 $17.02 $17.03 $35,430 7.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $20.53 $23.54 $48,960 13.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $18.06 $18.19 $37,840 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 790 $13.85 $15.80 $32,870 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 580 $15.89 $15.75 $32,770 2.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $18.12 $18.27 $38,000 2.4 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (7) $15.92 $16.08 $33,450 5.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.92 $9.13 $18,980 4.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $17.47 $17.88 $37,190 3.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 430 $18.45 $18.80 $39,100 3.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $9.97 $10.55 $21,950 10.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $17.67 $17.74 $36,910 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,170 $14.13 $14.43 $30,020 2.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 $19.79 $19.56 $40,690 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $21.31 $20.93 $43,540 4.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $11.04 $11.39 $23,690 8.9 %
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 8,110 $12.33 $13.26 $27,590 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 600 $20.12 $20.76 $43,190 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 900 $11.75 $12.05 $25,060 2.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 170 $11.43 $11.59 $24,100 7.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $16.16 $16.01 $33,310 3.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 90 $11.27 $11.11 $23,100 3.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $9.59 $9.71 $20,200 3.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.45 $13.41 $27,890 2.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $11.36 $12.09 $25,160 4.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.51 $12.65 $26,300 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 550 $14.98 $15.18 $31,580 4.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $12.58 $13.36 $27,790 8.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $19.21 $18.48 $38,440 4.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 250 $14.21 $14.90 $31,000 4.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.46 $12.76 $26,550 1.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 100 $12.65 $11.97 $24,890 7.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers (7) $15.85 $15.33 $31,890 4.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $14.27 $15.09 $31,380 6.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $15.54 $16.24 $33,780 5.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 $8.28 $8.47 $17,620 2.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 $11.53 $11.54 $24,000 2.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 40 $10.73 $12.04 $25,040 11.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $12.82 $13.27 $27,600 3.4 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (7) $9.95 $10.72 $22,300 9.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (7) $10.22 $10.96 $22,790 2.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 120 $10.38 $10.64 $22,130 3.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $17.79 $17.56 $36,520 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $12.19 $12.64 $26,290 4.9 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 40 $15.68 $17.60 $36,610 10.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $15.89 $15.71 $32,680 3.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 240 $11.07 $10.98 $22,840 3.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $15.21 $15.54 $32,320 13.4 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 100 $10.70 $11.36 $23,620 6.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 160 $8.19 $8.69 $18,080 6.2 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (7) $8.97 $9.93 $20,660 7.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 300 $11.35 $11.03 $22,940 4.4 %
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 11,200 $12.02 $13.07 $27,180 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $19.07 $19.93 $41,450 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $22.06 $22.51 $46,820 4.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 220 $13.84 $14.82 $30,820 13.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 550 $12.80 $12.94 $26,910 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 500 $11.57 $13.64 $28,360 6.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,490 $14.27 $15.31 $31,840 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,200 $11.19 $12.70 $26,420 7.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $8.12 $8.77 $18,250 3.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 60 $14.50 $14.12 $29,380 4.3 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 70 $25.52 $38.11 $79,280 24.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 290 $8.24 $8.67 $18,030 4.4 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 40 $37.03 $35.86 $74,580 2.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (7) $12.17 $12.29 $25,570 2.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $12.48 $13.15 $27,340 6.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 690 $12.61 $12.78 $26,590 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 180 $11.56 $11.60 $24,120 3.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,550 $10.28 $10.93 $22,730 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 960 $8.26 $8.78 $18,260 2.8 %

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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