Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA 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 Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington. 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 Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA 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 80,210 $15.11 $18.77 $39,030 2.8 %
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 3,240 $41.25 $44.12 $91,760 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 (5) $79.16 $164,650 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 550 $49.54 $53.88 $112,070 5.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $41.73 $41.55 $86,430 4.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $29.06 $34.00 $70,720 5.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $36.02 $42.15 $87,670 7.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 150 $38.07 $38.29 $79,650 2.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 180 $41.80 $44.32 $92,180 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $41.20 $41.67 $86,680 2.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 80 $39.93 $41.99 $87,340 3.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $42.29 $42.82 $89,060 3.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $35.39 $38.07 $79,180 3.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $77,440 3.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 400 $51.54 $51.25 $106,600 2.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $41.63 $47.56 $98,930 6.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 150 $33.88 $38.67 $80,440 4.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,870 $27.35 $29.01 $60,340 2.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $17.94 $20.94 $43,550 9.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $26.00 $27.63 $57,470 5.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $18.85 $20.76 $43,180 7.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 230 $28.83 $29.65 $61,660 5.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $25.59 $26.40 $54,900 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $19.50 $20.39 $42,420 4.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $27.54 $26.60 $55,330 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 $40.49 $41.91 $87,180 6.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 500 $25.73 $27.77 $57,750 2.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 120 $31.63 $32.39 $67,360 3.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 80 $29.01 $26.44 $55,000 5.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,580 $25.14 $28.65 $59,600 7.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 160 $40.05 $47.38 $98,540 19.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $32.36 $30.97 $64,420 7.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 410 $16.40 $16.16 $33,610 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 310 $28.00 $31.55 $65,630 4.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 130 $36.87 $36.94 $76,840 10.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 210 $25.64 $26.56 $55,230 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $25.09 $25.51 $53,070 2.8 %
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 4,390 $32.96 $33.03 $68,700 2.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $24.80 $24.94 $51,870 4.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 210 $39.60 $39.01 $81,140 2.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 730 $31.61 $32.48 $67,560 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 470 $38.81 $37.69 $78,390 1.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $31.06 $33.18 $69,010 7.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 270 $38.24 $37.76 $78,530 1.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 110 $32.22 $32.97 $68,580 2.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 150 $38.81 $38.72 $80,530 3.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 580 $42.10 $41.29 $85,880 2.7 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 200 $39.13 $42.71 $88,830 4.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 260 $17.41 $18.38 $38,230 6.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (7) $23.99 $21.21 $44,130 4.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $26.68 $25.36 $52,740 6.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 $19.39 $19.51 $40,570 4.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 290 $22.20 $20.78 $43,210 7.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 100 $25.25 $26.70 $55,540 6.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $29.60 $28.72 $59,740 4.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (7) $18.89 $19.66 $40,890 5.9 %
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 2,860 $25.67 $28.96 $60,230 2.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 120 $35.60 $34.18 $71,090 3.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 360 $35.34 $35.56 $73,960 3.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $31.33 $30.45 $63,330 9.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (7) $27.12 $26.77 $55,680 1.9 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 60 $13.35 $14.85 $30,880 2.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (7) $17.73 $18.32 $38,110 2.2 %
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 940 $17.47 $17.95 $37,350 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (7) $12.66 $12.72 $26,470 3.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $23.60 $22.95 $47,740 1.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 160 $15.38 $17.08 $35,530 7.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 70 $19.32 $19.40 $40,350 8.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $21.56 $21.98 $45,710 5.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 180 $20.52 $19.50 $40,550 3.2 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 $20.17 $20.60 $42,840 1.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $8.68 $9.65 $20,070 3.0 %
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 190 $27.21 $31.21 $64,910 5.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $33.51 $37.21 $77,390 5.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $15.85 $15.91 $33,100 3.4 %
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 5,640 $16.86 $17.86 $37,140 2.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 280 $9.14 $9.87 $20,540 7.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $43,880 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 890 (4) (4) $45,360 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 590 (4) (4) $45,530 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 480 (4) (4) $44,920 1.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $44,170 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $43,660 1.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $43,500 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $42,890 1.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $15.02 $17.02 $35,400 3.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $24.70 $24.14 $50,200 2.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (7) $14.91 $14.86 $30,900 5.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $29.58 $26.28 $54,660 8.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,290 (4) (4) $24,410 1.3 %
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 1,080 $14.52 $17.54 $36,490 6.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.38 $10.04 $20,880 3.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $16.12 $16.70 $34,730 6.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (7) $11.32 $11.15 $23,190 8.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 180 (4) (4) $25,910 3.7 %
27-3010 Announcers (7) $10.89 $12.79 $26,590 4.4 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 $12.05 $14.63 $30,430 20.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $23.37 $24.98 $51,960 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $20.46 $20.15 $41,910 4.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 150 $31.28 $31.36 $65,230 7.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 $8.62 $9.55 $19,870 6.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,800 $25.61 $29.40 $61,160 4.4 %
29-1020 Dentists 60 (5) (5) (5) 8.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $39.06 $36.30 $75,500 1.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) $50.90 $51.85 $107,850 3.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (7) $36.54 $37.39 $77,770 3.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,480 $26.36 $26.88 $55,920 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $26.07 $25.57 $53,180 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $27.69 $27.04 $56,240 3.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $21.30 $22.64 $47,100 7.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $23.19 $23.60 $49,090 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $35.74 $39.78 $82,740 13.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (7) $23.91 $23.79 $49,490 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (7) $14.05 $14.05 $29,230 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $40.15 $39.68 $82,540 6.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $21.42 $22.31 $46,400 6.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $14.06 $14.10 $29,320 2.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $13.28 $13.11 $27,280 6.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 330 $16.54 $16.85 $35,050 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $13.20 $13.95 $29,010 6.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $12.44 $13.97 $29,060 6.2 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 120 $32.45 $31.99 $66,530 2.4 %
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 1,970 $10.49 $11.27 $23,440 3.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 510 $8.81 $8.96 $18,640 2.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 430 $10.27 $10.43 $21,700 2.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $14.58 $15.03 $31,260 9.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $12.56 $13.05 $27,130 6.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (7) $10.61 $11.06 $23,000 6.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $12.20 $12.86 $26,740 9.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $10.70 $11.36 $23,620 8.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $8.94 $9.86 $20,510 8.4 %
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 1,750 $21.91 $21.95 $45,650 4.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $21.50 $22.88 $47,600 2.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $34.27 $35.79 $74,450 3.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 130 $31.00 $31.36 $65,230 6.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 370 $19.20 $20.15 $41,910 8.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 200 $16.33 $16.47 $34,260 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 360 $25.08 $24.59 $51,150 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 300 $22.75 $19.87 $41,340 6.9 %
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 6,810 $8.13 $8.84 $18,390 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $16.26 $16.00 $33,270 7.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 270 $15.00 $15.34 $31,910 2.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (7) $7.98 $8.14 $16,930 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $10.23 $10.59 $22,020 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 540 $9.31 $9.57 $19,900 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 60 $8.68 $8.99 $18,700 3.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 430 $8.30 $8.71 $18,110 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 440 $8.22 $8.62 $17,920 2.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,170 $8.01 $8.33 $17,320 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (7) $8.17 $8.65 $17,990 4.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,120 $7.61 $8.02 $16,690 2.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 $8.10 $8.40 $17,470 6.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 300 $7.30 $7.71 $16,030 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 290 $7.94 $7.95 $16,530 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $8.34 $9.60 $19,960 9.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,510 $9.50 $10.51 $21,860 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $13.47 $14.73 $30,630 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $19.21 $19.05 $39,630 6.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,390 $9.77 $10.65 $22,140 3.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $8.03 $8.21 $17,080 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 510 $9.81 $10.31 $21,450 3.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $12.37 $12.25 $25,470 4.0 %
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 1,360 $8.67 $10.65 $22,150 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $21.30 $21.29 $44,290 11.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $8.63 $9.14 $19,000 4.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $8.98 $8.95 $18,620 5.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $9.69 $10.94 $22,760 5.0 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (7) $7.90 $7.95 $16,530 4.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 320 $7.65 $8.01 $16,660 3.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 170 $12.00 $13.60 $28,290 6.4 %
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 7,840 $10.24 $13.18 $27,410 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 760 $15.88 $17.55 $36,500 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $26.52 $29.05 $60,430 6.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,820 $8.36 $9.30 $19,340 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 500 $8.89 $10.32 $21,460 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 340 $10.47 $11.44 $23,790 5.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,950 $9.78 $11.81 $24,560 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $14.96 $16.62 $34,580 6.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $15.94 $20.96 $43,590 19.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (7) $31.03 $32.20 $66,980 7.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $11.98 $12.60 $26,210 6.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 170 $20.92 $23.23 $48,310 8.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 480 $18.75 $20.24 $42,110 4.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (7) $7.87 $8.59 $17,870 4.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) $8.42 $10.71 $22,280 15.7 %
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 12,850 $13.30 $14.18 $29,490 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 760 $22.49 $23.56 $49,000 4.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $10.63 $10.80 $22,460 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $12.46 $12.43 $25,840 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 400 $12.58 $12.53 $26,060 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,310 $13.96 $13.67 $28,440 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $15.53 $15.59 $32,430 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $21.13 $20.99 $43,670 6.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 340 $9.84 $10.18 $21,180 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $15.14 $15.30 $31,830 1.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $13.61 $13.90 $28,910 5.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 920 $12.93 $12.92 $26,870 2.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 120 $13.56 $15.34 $31,910 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $9.60 $11.32 $23,550 7.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $8.43 $8.94 $18,600 5.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 180 $11.58 $11.45 $23,810 7.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $12.67 $12.73 $26,470 6.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $10.72 $11.66 $24,250 3.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $14.50 $13.67 $28,430 5.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 $14.81 $13.85 $28,800 4.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $16.42 $17.03 $35,420 4.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 560 $11.25 $11.30 $23,500 2.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $13.70 $14.96 $31,110 9.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (7) $8.40 $8.79 $18,280 9.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 140 $9.30 $9.70 $20,170 4.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $15.89 $17.79 $37,010 5.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $19.39 $18.88 $39,270 2.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $19.60 $19.73 $41,040 2.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $21.78 $21.05 $43,780 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $18.90 $17.74 $36,900 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $18.70 $20.03 $41,660 5.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $11.57 $12.03 $25,020 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 610 $9.96 $11.41 $23,730 4.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $12.85 $13.64 $28,360 7.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 650 $19.21 $19.74 $41,050 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 190 $10.61 $12.50 $26,000 11.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 350 $13.43 $13.63 $28,340 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 770 $14.31 $14.46 $30,070 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $15.32 $15.00 $31,200 6.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $11.75 $12.01 $24,980 2.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $12.63 $13.40 $27,880 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,760 $11.30 $11.69 $24,320 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $8.59 $9.35 $19,450 4.3 %
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 810 $7.93 $8.72 $18,150 3.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 680 $7.81 $7.89 $16,410 2.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,330 $21.54 $21.35 $44,410 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 770 $26.80 $27.52 $57,250 3.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $22.86 $20.86 $43,380 7.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 450 $22.23 $21.24 $44,190 3.5 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (7) $12.88 $13.06 $27,170 3.1 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 40 $19.37 $17.94 $37,320 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $15.82 $17.04 $35,450 6.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 410 $14.58 $15.48 $32,190 4.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $17.77 $19.09 $39,700 7.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 220 $19.87 $20.54 $42,730 5.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 120 $20.06 $19.87 $41,330 3.1 %
47-2082 Tapers 100 $19.08 $17.78 $36,990 4.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 670 $24.91 $23.74 $49,380 3.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 60 $15.03 $14.98 $31,160 2.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $16.90 $17.16 $35,690 4.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $23.62 $22.20 $46,170 6.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 420 $23.18 $23.43 $48,740 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 (7) (7) (7) (7)
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $24.56 $23.46 $48,790 7.9 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $11.91 $11.37 $23,650 11.6 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $12.40 $12.40 $25,800 4.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $24.44 $24.55 $51,060 3.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $19.04 $18.76 $39,030 1.8 %
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 3,160 $17.51 $18.31 $38,090 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 $25.06 $25.54 $53,120 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 (7) (7) (7) (7)
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $24.52 $23.83 $49,570 2.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $12.65 $13.61 $28,310 8.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 420 $17.42 $17.33 $36,040 6.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $18.12 $18.36 $38,190 3.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $15.78 $16.20 $33,700 2.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $19.40 $19.76 $41,100 3.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $12.88 $12.78 $26,580 5.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $13.27 $13.17 $27,400 5.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $18.52 $18.13 $37,720 3.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (7) $19.38 $20.02 $41,650 5.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 820 $15.06 $15.17 $31,540 4.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (7) $15.96 $16.00 $33,280 5.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (7) $27.30 $27.30 $56,790 7.4 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 $12.46 $13.89 $28,880 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $8.56 $10.03 $20,850 5.0 %
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 3,110 $12.99 $14.96 $31,120 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 200 $19.23 $21.60 $44,920 4.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 $16.88 $15.90 $33,070 5.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $11.69 $11.82 $24,580 6.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $14.53 $14.79 $30,770 1.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $15.01 $13.28 $27,620 7.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $10.32 $10.45 $21,730 2.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $20.12 $19.95 $41,490 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 110 $18.98 $18.48 $38,440 5.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (7) $19.72 $19.20 $39,930 5.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $8.11 $8.54 $17,770 4.6 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 50 $31.20 $30.85 $64,160 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $22.29 $21.33 $44,360 6.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 40 $20.65 $20.75 $43,150 4.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $16.52 $17.22 $35,810 4.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $15.15 $15.08 $31,370 4.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $10.16 $10.34 $21,500 3.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $10.72 $12.77 $26,560 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $10.85 $12.38 $25,750 5.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (7) $13.28 $14.18 $29,490 8.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $8.51 $9.80 $20,390 4.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 80 $10.50 $11.54 $24,000 11.3 %
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 6,120 $10.97 $12.55 $26,110 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $15.29 $16.50 $34,310 4.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $21.34 $23.13 $48,100 4.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 410 $14.64 $14.30 $29,740 2.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 280 $7.94 $9.22 $19,190 7.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 860 $16.16 $15.25 $31,720 6.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 440 $10.85 $12.28 $25,540 7.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $8.87 $10.57 $21,980 10.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $8.29 $9.27 $19,290 6.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (7) $10.66 $13.57 $28,230 16.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $22.41 $22.00 $45,760 6.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $12.43 $12.44 $25,860 1.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 260 $8.92 $10.30 $21,420 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,440 $9.21 $10.66 $22,170 4.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 850 $8.86 $9.17 $19,080 2.1 %

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 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: February 17, 2005

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