Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Portsmouth-Rochester, NH-ME PMSA


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

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Portsmouth-Rochester, NH-ME PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of New Hampshire and 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 Portsmouth-Rochester, NH-ME PMSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 122,260 $14.42 $18.33 $38,140 2.2 %
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 7,270 $35.05 $39.20 $81,530 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 580 $64.39 $66.92 $139,200 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,690 $34.30 $40.13 $83,480 2.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 $6.38 $6.40 $13,320 3.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $29.16 $31.65 $65,830 7.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 210 $42.17 $45.07 $93,740 3.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 230 $38.60 $42.00 $87,350 3.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $39.29 $43.22 $89,890 8.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 200 $27.03 $29.76 $61,910 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 430 $48.18 $49.12 $102,160 4.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 600 $33.80 $37.12 $77,200 2.8 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 170 $32.22 $35.49 $73,820 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $35.87 $38.73 $80,560 3.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $38.57 $38.42 $79,910 4.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $29.24 $31.26 $65,030 7.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 340 $34.02 $37.36 $77,700 11.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $15.22 $17.43 $36,250 5.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $67,770 2.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $30.78 $37.50 $78,000 7.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 370 $43.62 $46.06 $95,810 1.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 360 $17.00 $19.03 $39,580 6.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 50 $17.35 $24.36 $50,670 20.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $24.83 $23.65 $49,190 7.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $32.99 $34.84 $72,470 3.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $39.43 $39.63 $82,440 2.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $27.06 $27.83 $57,890 1.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $19.17 $24.86 $51,710 20.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $19.49 $21.38 $44,480 3.8 %
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 4,890 $23.60 $26.99 $56,150 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 180 $19.99 $29.02 $60,360 13.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $21.96 $22.62 $47,040 2.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $15.75 $17.43 $36,250 4.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $23.88 $25.91 $53,900 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 170 $17.56 $23.83 $49,560 8.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 170 $25.07 $24.46 $50,880 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 350 $31.71 $41.58 $86,490 12.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (7) $30.63 $31.07 $64,620 21.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 590 $21.96 $24.27 $50,470 4.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $17.20 $18.98 $39,470 3.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $25.94 $25.86 $53,780 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (7) $19.59 $20.44 $42,520 6.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 270 $35.90 $34.76 $72,310 3.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 120 $52.24 $49.82 $103,630 5.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 130 $19.69 $22.43 $46,650 3.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $25.88 $34.24 $71,220 12.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $26.28 $25.87 $53,810 7.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,320 $32.53 $32.91 $68,450 4.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (7) $24.99 $25.82 $53,720 4.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,440 $37.01 $37.85 $78,720 3.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 560 $36.50 $36.37 $75,640 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 400 $20.15 $20.36 $42,340 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 770 $37.92 $37.28 $77,540 5.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 290 $26.98 $28.04 $58,320 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $24.83 $25.45 $52,930 3.6 %
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 3,280 $28.14 $28.48 $59,240 3.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors (7) $17.40 $20.99 $43,650 11.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $25.09 $26.70 $55,540 2.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 130 $33.50 $33.69 $70,070 3.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 80 $35.25 $37.26 $77,490 3.8 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 30 $30.20 $30.81 $64,090 2.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 40 $29.96 $28.87 $60,060 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 410 $27.43 $30.63 $63,720 4.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 160 $16.93 $17.33 $36,050 4.2 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $36.90 $32.07 $66,700 9.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $20.01 $21.03 $43,740 3.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 180 $22.19 $22.58 $46,960 5.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $20.93 $21.58 $44,900 3.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $20.97 $20.91 $43,490 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $14.08 $15.53 $32,290 7.6 %
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 780 $23.18 $24.95 $51,900 3.7 %
19-2012 Physicists 40 $35.63 $34.12 $70,980 2.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 70 $23.77 $27.69 $57,590 7.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $24.28 $25.69 $53,430 3.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $22.50 $21.83 $45,400 2.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $19.18 $19.12 $39,760 4.4 %
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 1,260 $15.56 $16.23 $33,750 2.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $15.83 $16.13 $33,550 8.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $20.22 $20.71 $43,080 2.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $11.54 $14.22 $29,570 12.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $13.90 $15.75 $32,760 11.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $16.47 $17.49 $36,370 3.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $19.63 $19.51 $40,590 4.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (7) $16.20 $16.35 $34,000 3.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 280 $11.10 $11.00 $22,890 4.8 %
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 540 $25.40 $31.63 $65,790 6.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 260 $46.66 $43.35 $90,180 6.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (7) $17.25 $18.97 $39,450 6.0 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,010 $17.45 $18.94 $39,400 4.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $103,490 12.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (7) $28.73 $25.62 $53,290 15.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 350 $11.07 $11.59 $24,100 2.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $35,670 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,370 (4) (4) $44,250 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 980 (4) (4) $42,920 1.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,020 (4) (4) $46,300 2.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $43,190 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 230 (4) (4) $41,220 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $41,000 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $41,880 2.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 80 $13.11 $14.17 $29,470 7.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $15.77 $17.24 $35,860 8.0 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 30 $13.80 $14.45 $30,060 6.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 200 $19.50 $20.13 $41,870 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 160 $12.06 $12.50 $26,010 2.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $27.16 $26.48 $55,070 5.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,790 (4) (4) $21,900 2.1 %
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 1,460 $15.93 $17.93 $37,290 4.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (7) $23.01 $24.94 $51,870 2.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $13.04 $12.92 $26,870 5.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $14.87 $15.49 $32,220 4.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (7) $13.41 $14.83 $30,840 10.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 90 (4) (4) $27,670 6.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $36,420 9.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 50 $10.82 $13.88 $28,880 17.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (7) $20.64 $22.33 $46,440 6.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $19.67 $20.36 $42,340 2.8 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $19.68 $21.28 $44,250 7.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $24.21 $24.46 $50,880 5.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 70 $17.22 $23.57 $49,030 24.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $10.08 $11.08 $23,050 18.5 %
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 6,320 $23.32 $30.37 $63,160 5.0 %
29-1020 Dentists 160 $66.95 $69.00 $143,520 8.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $19.90 $19.86 $41,300 2.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $40.37 $39.31 $81,760 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $87.43 $181,850 11.6 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) (5) $92.64 $192,690 9.0 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) (5) $82.60 $171,800 18.7 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (7) $65.75 $64.81 $134,810 3.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,350 $23.90 $24.68 $51,330 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $24.16 $24.03 $49,990 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $27.30 $27.45 $57,110 1.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $22.36 $22.13 $46,020 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $22.66 $22.49 $46,780 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $31.92 $33.89 $70,500 14.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $21.78 $22.05 $45,870 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $16.31 $15.89 $33,060 7.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $24.85 $25.90 $53,880 10.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $24.31 $23.20 $48,250 2.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 290 $22.71 $22.47 $46,730 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $17.95 $17.17 $35,710 4.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $10.08 $10.55 $21,930 3.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $18.08 $17.27 $35,920 5.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 120 $12.03 $12.18 $25,340 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $16.73 $17.27 $35,930 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $13.80 $14.99 $31,170 4.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $15.12 $15.58 $32,420 7.0 %
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 2,540 $11.59 $12.86 $26,760 4.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 370 $10.22 $10.34 $21,520 3.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,190 $10.86 $10.94 $22,750 1.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $12.65 $12.64 $26,290 4.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 300 $16.54 $16.24 $33,780 7.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 160 $13.45 $13.67 $28,440 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $13.29 $13.11 $27,280 2.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $8.89 $9.14 $19,010 5.2 %
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 1,930 $16.61 $17.17 $35,710 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $31.88 $32.72 $68,070 5.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $24.30 $25.60 $53,250 3.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 420 $16.73 $16.21 $33,710 6.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $20.65 $22.31 $46,410 4.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 610 $18.73 $19.17 $39,870 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 190 $8.61 $9.72 $20,210 5.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11,540 $8.38 $9.09 $18,920 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 260 $16.93 $17.11 $35,600 4.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 780 $12.59 $13.19 $27,430 2.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 240 $8.98 $8.83 $18,370 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $11.54 $11.83 $24,610 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,160 $10.43 $10.58 $22,010 2.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 230 $10.28 $10.12 $21,050 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 510 $9.63 $9.69 $20,160 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 760 $7.71 $8.89 $18,480 9.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,840 $8.10 $8.28 $17,230 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 410 $8.01 $8.18 $17,010 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,450 $6.49 $7.53 $15,650 4.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 270 $8.45 $8.65 $18,000 2.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 360 $7.28 $7.84 $16,300 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 590 $7.46 $7.63 $15,860 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 350 $8.90 $8.93 $18,580 2.4 %
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 3,270 $10.55 $10.94 $22,750 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $13.92 $14.77 $30,710 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $18.79 $18.79 $39,090 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,260 $10.94 $10.86 $22,580 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 740 $8.87 $9.04 $18,810 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 810 $11.16 $11.42 $23,750 2.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,110 $8.86 $9.98 $20,750 4.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $11.89 $14.44 $30,030 6.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $7.46 $7.89 $16,410 4.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 290 $8.34 $8.59 $17,870 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 560 $8.22 $9.51 $19,790 11.6 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (7) $10.70 $13.14 $27,320 6.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 530 $9.58 $9.35 $19,450 3.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 570 $7.46 $7.75 $16,130 4.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 290 $15.42 $15.84 $32,950 10.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 260 $10.83 $11.78 $24,510 2.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 80 $10.00 $10.75 $22,360 7.4 %
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 15,070 $10.59 $15.35 $31,940 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,410 $14.07 $16.23 $33,760 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 370 $26.68 $34.36 $71,470 6.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,270 $8.90 $9.03 $18,790 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 560 $9.33 $10.56 $21,960 6.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $13.13 $13.15 $27,350 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,620 $9.43 $11.07 $23,020 4.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $16.76 $20.20 $42,010 11.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 250 $22.25 $29.05 $60,420 14.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $17.97 $33.94 $70,600 23.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 100 $15.07 $15.75 $32,770 4.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 890 $35.75 $38.12 $79,290 7.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 980 $23.31 $24.79 $51,560 7.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $11.10 $12.32 $25,620 9.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 120 $42.25 $39.73 $82,640 29.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (7) $7.48 $9.72 $20,220 20.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $35.17 $37.79 $78,600 8.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 410 $10.33 $12.34 $25,670 15.4 %
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 19,550 $13.02 $13.76 $28,610 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,330 $18.71 $19.40 $40,350 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 $11.64 $11.47 $23,870 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 320 $13.08 $14.26 $29,660 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 500 $13.39 $13.47 $28,020 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,660 $13.32 $13.74 $28,580 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $15.54 $15.43 $32,090 2.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $15.76 $15.59 $32,430 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 490 $10.58 $10.68 $22,200 1.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $12.91 $14.05 $29,220 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,280 $13.70 $14.43 $30,020 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $14.62 $14.39 $29,930 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $9.43 $9.34 $19,430 7.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $9.52 $9.36 $19,470 3.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 330 $11.01 $11.31 $23,530 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $9.73 $9.96 $20,710 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $12.52 $13.51 $28,100 4.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $13.16 $13.18 $27,400 5.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $13.24 $14.25 $29,640 2.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $14.45 $14.42 $29,990 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 910 $11.22 $11.35 $23,610 1.7 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $12.09 $13.69 $28,480 9.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (7) $10.59 $10.57 $21,990 3.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $14.59 $14.94 $31,080 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $14.47 $15.07 $31,340 4.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $20.21 $20.30 $42,220 0.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $20.74 $20.38 $42,390 0.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 200 $17.50 $16.31 $33,920 2.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 260 $19.68 $21.01 $43,700 7.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 630 $12.73 $12.82 $26,660 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,220 $10.26 $10.93 $22,740 2.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $12.55 $13.22 $27,500 5.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,160 $15.88 $16.27 $33,840 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 300 $15.69 $15.87 $33,010 4.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 700 $16.26 $15.98 $33,240 5.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,460 $12.85 $13.17 $27,380 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $16.89 $17.58 $36,570 3.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 270 $10.94 $11.06 $23,000 3.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $13.40 $13.75 $28,590 4.9 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (7) $11.87 $12.15 $25,270 10.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 230 $13.12 $13.53 $28,140 2.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $11.76 $11.87 $24,690 2.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,160 $11.83 $12.00 $24,970 3.1 %
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 190 $10.78 $11.86 $24,670 4.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (7) $11.16 $11.22 $23,340 10.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $10.29 $10.53 $21,900 2.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 $10.10 $10.78 $22,410 7.5 %
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 4,610 $16.66 $17.49 $36,390 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $23.67 $24.07 $50,070 3.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $17.72 $17.45 $36,300 13.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 660 $16.98 $17.13 $35,630 4.4 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (7) $15.28 $15.60 $32,450 5.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 470 $13.54 $14.18 $29,490 3.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $22.18 $21.65 $45,030 6.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 660 $19.05 $19.76 $41,100 4.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 400 $15.94 $16.24 $33,780 3.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 360 $18.07 $18.16 $37,780 2.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $14.19 $13.73 $28,550 3.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $17.33 $17.31 $36,010 2.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 40 $13.03 $12.25 $25,480 6.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $20.28 $20.50 $42,650 3.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 50 $14.74 $14.55 $30,270 2.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 190 $13.79 $14.68 $30,530 4.7 %
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 5,370 $18.19 $18.67 $38,830 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 540 $25.79 $26.21 $54,530 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 120 $18.23 $18.05 $37,540 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $26.91 $25.91 $53,880 4.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $20.64 $20.27 $42,160 4.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $19.44 $19.59 $40,750 3.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $20.11 $19.75 $41,070 2.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 730 $18.69 $18.93 $39,380 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $17.27 $17.64 $36,680 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $19.40 $19.66 $40,900 2.9 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 50 $15.37 $15.09 $31,380 3.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $14.63 $15.62 $32,490 8.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.86 $9.95 $20,690 4.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (7) $15.74 $16.53 $34,370 11.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 420 $18.24 $17.76 $36,950 1.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $19.15 $18.41 $38,290 9.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 $18.65 $19.04 $39,590 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 810 $14.74 $15.01 $31,220 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $14.09 $15.34 $31,900 4.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $25.29 $24.47 $50,900 3.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 360 $22.31 $21.15 $44,000 4.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $10.77 $11.84 $24,620 6.4 %
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 10,090 $13.60 $14.44 $30,040 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 640 $21.42 $22.00 $45,770 2.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 510 $10.96 $11.73 $24,400 2.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (7) $14.88 $14.58 $30,320 2.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 $18.16 $18.30 $38,070 3.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 640 $11.05 $11.50 $23,910 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $11.05 $12.02 $25,010 3.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $15.37 $15.01 $31,220 2.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 40 $12.38 $12.85 $26,740 3.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (7) $9.19 $11.05 $22,970 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.28 $11.44 $23,800 4.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 490 $18.67 $18.92 $39,350 1.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $15.19 $14.92 $31,030 6.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $19.86 $20.43 $42,490 2.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 290 $19.63 $19.67 $40,920 4.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.83 $15.35 $31,930 2.6 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.54 $13.76 $28,620 8.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 100 $11.00 $10.92 $22,710 8.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $15.19 $14.40 $29,960 10.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $16.09 $16.55 $34,410 4.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $14.61 $14.07 $29,260 4.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 $8.06 $8.17 $17,000 4.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (7) $12.28 $12.26 $25,500 2.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $14.85 $14.51 $30,180 4.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $28.53 $26.16 $54,410 7.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $18.94 $19.55 $40,670 6.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $18.39 $18.48 $38,450 2.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $13.24 $13.28 $27,620 3.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 60 $10.90 $11.07 $23,030 4.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $14.65 $14.19 $29,510 3.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $13.91 $14.28 $29,700 3.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 570 $15.88 $16.68 $34,700 4.1 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 30 $12.66 $13.65 $28,400 5.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $12.04 $12.46 $25,920 5.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $12.95 $12.97 $26,980 2.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $9.83 $10.56 $21,950 7.1 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $12.49 $12.67 $26,350 4.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 $14.58 $14.87 $30,930 3.7 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 40 $13.49 $13.95 $29,020 10.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 250 $10.40 $10.66 $22,180 2.5 %
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 5,860 $11.59 $12.78 $26,580 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $18.88 $19.12 $39,770 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $21.46 $22.08 $45,930 2.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 320 $10.57 $10.72 $22,300 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $14.99 $14.44 $30,040 13.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 920 $15.75 $16.32 $33,950 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 710 $12.65 $13.51 $28,100 6.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 280 $10.90 $10.40 $21,640 4.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $9.69 $9.83 $20,440 3.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $13.74 $13.54 $28,160 4.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $19.37 $19.32 $40,180 2.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $14.19 $13.78 $28,660 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $10.14 $10.44 $21,720 5.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,240 $10.39 $10.57 $21,990 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 120 $8.20 $8.78 $18,270 10.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 700 $8.58 $9.44 $19,630 5.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $14.29 $14.22 $29,570 6.7 %

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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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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