Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Salinas, CA 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 Salinas, CA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in California. 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 Salinas, CA 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 156,120 $13.04 $17.47 $36,330 2.5 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,800 $36.42 $41.76 $86,860 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 330 (5) $76.11 $158,310 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,230 $40.11 $47.19 $98,160 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 $19.31 $19.97 $41,530 5.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $31.97 $35.08 $72,960 7.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 170 $50.47 $53.97 $112,250 4.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 360 $43.10 $50.19 $104,390 6.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $34.56 $34.93 $72,650 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 220 $26.76 $29.25 $60,850 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 190 $43.10 $44.69 $92,950 6.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 470 $42.55 $44.38 $92,320 4.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 160 $34.27 $35.71 $74,270 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $44.67 $47.33 $98,440 9.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $33.43 $35.26 $73,330 6.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $29.60 $35.57 $73,980 5.7 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 70 $31.74 $35.09 $73,000 6.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (7) $20.87 $27.35 $56,890 14.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $26.86 $25.33 $52,690 8.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $91,920 3.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (7) $39.79 $40.27 $83,760 3.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $51.16 $55.65 $115,750 5.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 280 $20.84 $22.41 $46,610 3.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 120 $20.32 $22.81 $47,430 10.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $29.29 $33.37 $69,410 3.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $44.31 $40.70 $84,660 8.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 250 $13.42 $17.31 $36,000 7.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $19.42 $22.46 $46,710 4.7 %
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 4,850 $25.11 $27.09 $56,350 1.8 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (7) $23.35 $25.15 $52,320 9.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 160 $19.65 $22.39 $46,580 8.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $21.95 $23.94 $49,800 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $25.79 $26.27 $54,640 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 $27.85 $28.39 $59,050 5.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 240 $28.77 $28.73 $59,760 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $26.20 $31.95 $66,460 12.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (7) $23.99 $24.73 $51,440 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $22.82 $22.61 $47,030 2.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 310 $26.03 $28.62 $59,540 5.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $21.99 $21.63 $44,990 3.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,000 $24.90 $27.49 $57,180 4.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $33.50 $31.73 $66,000 7.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (7) $26.95 $28.66 $59,600 1.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 150 $34.73 $34.38 $71,500 3.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $31.88 $31.35 $65,220 3.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $29.83 $31.78 $66,100 11.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 110 $23.35 $24.33 $50,600 9.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $25.79 $28.93 $60,170 6.4 %
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 1,990 $33.23 $34.41 $71,560 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $32.96 $35.15 $73,110 10.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 210 $37.38 $42.48 $88,360 6.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 100 $37.54 $38.10 $79,240 4.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $20.51 $21.62 $44,980 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 780 $38.17 $38.19 $79,430 2.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $32.06 $30.95 $64,380 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 180 $27.29 $28.69 $59,680 4.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $32.72 $32.56 $67,720 4.1 %
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 1,160 $27.61 $28.67 $59,640 3.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $31.91 $33.11 $68,870 4.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $31.75 $31.35 $65,210 2.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 170 $32.96 $33.46 $69,600 4.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $38.03 $39.60 $82,360 6.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $32.20 $35.01 $72,820 6.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $33.38 $35.95 $74,770 6.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $19.32 $19.38 $40,300 4.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $23.70 $24.52 $51,010 5.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (7) $20.78 $21.93 $45,610 6.0 %
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 1,170 $28.23 $31.27 $65,040 7.6 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 100 $26.36 $27.84 $57,910 3.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $33.03 $32.83 $68,300 3.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 180 $27.42 $29.62 $61,620 4.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 150 (7) (7) (7) (7)
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $30.91 $30.63 $63,710 2.7 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 90 $13.38 $12.73 $26,480 9.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $16.26 $16.46 $34,240 2.9 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians (7) $29.21 $29.17 $60,660 3.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 30 $15.25 $15.75 $32,760 2.8 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,800 $21.36 $22.31 $46,410 4.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $19.19 $18.59 $38,660 3.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 230 $25.88 $26.55 $55,220 6.5 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (7) $15.95 $16.38 $34,070 5.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 180 $18.47 $20.12 $41,860 14.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (7) $24.53 $24.24 $50,420 6.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $23.32 $23.15 $48,150 5.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (7) $21.23 $21.50 $44,730 7.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 90 $15.85 $17.28 $35,930 9.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 250 $10.65 $12.55 $26,110 2.9 %
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 890 $27.82 $35.92 $74,720 13.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $55.31 $62.11 $129,190 6.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $23.88 $26.37 $54,850 4.6 %
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 10,170 $22.44 $25.20 $52,410 6.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $24.88 $30.02 $62,430 21.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $12.71 $13.99 $29,100 3.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 270 (4) (4) $48,260 3.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,630 (4) (4) $50,550 4.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 670 (4) (4) $46,990 3.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,540 (4) (4) $53,400 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (7) (4) (4) $49,920 12.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 (4) (4) $62,710 15.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (7) (4) (4) $55,890 3.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 410 $12.09 $12.79 $26,590 14.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $24.24 $24.16 $50,260 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 190 $14.51 $14.84 $30,860 4.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $23.00 $22.98 $47,800 5.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,450 (4) (4) $24,550 2.9 %
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 1,910 $19.28 $22.11 $46,000 4.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.67 $11.34 $23,590 6.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 190 $17.76 $19.18 $39,880 6.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $18.23 $22.22 $46,210 12.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (7) (4) (4) $76,470 9.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $29,260 11.3 %
27-3010 Announcers 60 $11.06 $17.26 $35,910 15.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $20.64 $22.16 $46,080 5.0 %
27-3041 Editors 230 $21.74 $25.25 $52,520 3.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $25.88 $26.20 $54,500 5.8 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $9.16 $10.77 $22,400 4.5 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $10.55 $11.68 $24,300 4.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $16.06 $16.34 $33,990 9.5 %
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 6,530 $26.36 $31.59 $65,710 8.9 %
29-1020 Dentists 60 $49.84 $55.81 $116,070 9.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $25.77 $25.43 $52,890 3.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $47.63 $52.86 $109,940 11.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $63.98 $65.01 $135,220 4.4 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) $53.10 $54.07 $112,460 7.4 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 30 $68.22 $71.28 $148,250 11.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $34.48 $35.74 $74,340 5.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,410 $27.60 $28.96 $60,230 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $32.75 $32.46 $67,520 2.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $34.55 $37.39 $77,770 4.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (7) $29.64 $29.75 $61,870 2.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $28.23 $38.63 $80,340 18.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (7) $32.99 $32.89 $68,410 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $23.02 $22.84 $47,510 2.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $29.68 $32.77 $68,170 19.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 $24.37 $24.36 $50,660 7.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $20.93 $21.10 $43,880 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $16.29 $16.87 $35,090 4.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $17.95 $18.54 $38,560 2.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $15.77 $15.90 $33,070 6.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 510 $19.13 $19.03 $39,590 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $14.28 $13.32 $27,700 3.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $15.04 $15.01 $31,210 8.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 $24.60 $23.85 $49,610 5.0 %
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 3,060 $12.07 $13.29 $27,640 3.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 340 $10.18 $10.47 $21,770 4.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 930 $10.43 $10.79 $22,440 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (7) $20.20 $20.13 $41,860 2.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $10.43 $11.30 $23,510 7.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 130 $8.11 $14.83 $30,840 19.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 660 $15.80 $15.65 $32,560 3.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 490 $13.85 $15.78 $32,830 8.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $19.33 $18.45 $38,380 3.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $10.46 $10.17 $21,150 6.8 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,940 $20.52 $20.99 $43,670 6.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (7) $37.83 $39.30 $81,740 3.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 120 $27.66 $33.60 $69,890 12.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 670 $20.94 $21.87 $45,490 6.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $29.74 $30.77 $64,000 2.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 890 $25.01 $25.54 $53,120 3.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 970 $8.88 $9.67 $20,110 3.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (7) $8.24 $8.74 $18,170 3.4 %
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 13,730 $8.28 $9.62 $20,010 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 $20.15 $21.63 $45,000 3.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 960 $13.39 $14.46 $30,070 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $7.60 $7.73 $16,090 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 380 $11.77 $13.07 $27,180 6.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,340 $10.33 $10.82 $22,500 3.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $9.94 $10.22 $21,250 3.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,300 $7.94 $8.41 $17,500 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 490 $9.92 $10.96 $22,790 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,510 $7.54 $8.25 $17,160 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 870 $8.63 $8.93 $18,580 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,820 $7.94 $9.10 $18,920 4.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 380 $8.05 $8.45 $17,570 2.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 780 $7.48 $9.00 $18,730 5.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 700 $7.83 $8.17 $16,990 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 390 $8.66 $9.86 $20,510 5.4 %
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 5,750 $10.29 $11.67 $24,270 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 270 $16.62 $17.12 $35,610 5.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 180 (7) (7) (7) (7)
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,720 $10.35 $11.35 $23,610 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,760 $8.77 $9.04 $18,800 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $13.36 $14.29 $29,710 5.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,560 $11.78 $12.20 $25,370 2.9 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (7) $11.03 $11.79 $24,530 6.3 %
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 2,670 $9.38 $11.27 $23,440 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $17.08 $19.37 $40,300 6.6 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (7) $10.19 $12.90 $26,830 21.6 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers (7) $7.05 $7.66 $15,930 7.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $7.93 $8.56 $17,800 3.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 430 $7.92 $8.44 $17,550 2.0 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 50 $9.10 $9.48 $19,720 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $10.05 $11.18 $23,250 8.1 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 130 $7.44 $8.18 $17,000 3.3 %
39-6012 Concierges 40 $10.27 $10.40 $21,640 3.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 280 $9.42 $10.03 $20,870 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 270 $9.56 $9.40 $19,550 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $26.39 $23.90 $49,720 4.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (7) $9.44 $10.93 $22,730 5.5 %
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 14,840 $10.49 $15.59 $32,440 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,500 $15.88 $19.18 $39,890 5.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $28.99 $33.91 $70,530 6.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,850 $8.84 $10.19 $21,200 3.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 630 $8.41 $10.28 $21,380 4.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 310 $12.14 $13.05 $27,140 7.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,240 $9.00 $11.26 $23,420 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $17.34 $22.58 $46,980 7.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $26.21 $43.21 $89,870 13.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 $34.73 $48.25 $100,360 10.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $14.15 $16.38 $34,060 19.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (7) $27.48 $29.28 $60,900 7.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,360 $29.26 $35.35 $73,520 5.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (7) $8.73 $9.40 $19,560 6.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 190 $11.16 $12.20 $25,370 7.2 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21,550 $14.20 $15.00 $31,210 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,540 $21.07 $22.19 $46,160 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 $10.59 $11.05 $22,980 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 400 $15.30 $15.19 $31,590 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 550 $13.18 $13.96 $29,040 3.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,940 $15.11 $15.34 $31,900 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 $16.13 $16.57 $34,470 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $18.94 $19.26 $40,060 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $10.78 $11.32 $23,550 1.8 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 80 $19.85 $18.51 $38,490 7.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,150 $13.50 $14.30 $29,750 2.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (7) $17.07 $17.48 $36,350 7.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 280 $9.72 $9.91 $20,600 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 590 $9.99 $10.27 $21,370 5.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $14.62 $14.39 $29,930 4.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $13.93 $14.61 $30,390 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $14.51 $13.98 $29,070 6.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 300 $14.07 $14.18 $29,490 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 160 $18.36 $18.31 $38,090 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,220 $10.72 $11.59 $24,100 2.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 130 $12.62 $13.01 $27,060 4.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $10.69 $12.50 $26,010 7.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (7) $21.26 $22.13 $46,030 3.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 240 $14.75 $16.80 $34,950 6.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $19.40 $19.32 $40,180 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 340 $21.28 $20.93 $43,540 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 130 $19.12 $18.54 $38,550 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $17.13 $17.55 $36,490 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 700 $11.94 $12.59 $26,200 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,090 $10.25 $11.26 $23,410 3.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 150 $15.02 $17.65 $36,710 16.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,410 $18.07 $18.54 $38,570 1.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 340 $19.42 $21.15 $44,000 15.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 450 $15.33 $15.05 $31,300 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,430 $14.89 $15.12 $31,450 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 270 $17.18 $16.50 $34,330 5.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 210 $11.16 $11.79 $24,520 5.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 130 $14.27 $15.71 $32,680 8.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 150 $13.42 $14.00 $29,120 6.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $10.57 $11.20 $23,290 6.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,070 $12.62 $12.59 $26,190 2.2 %
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 23,310 $8.04 $8.72 $18,140 1.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 540 $16.94 $18.74 $38,990 4.7 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors 70 $19.30 $20.04 $41,680 3.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 490 $9.93 $10.87 $22,620 5.3 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 630 $9.11 $10.52 $21,870 5.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 20,920 $7.98 $8.32 $17,310 1.7 %
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 5,630 $21.07 $21.76 $45,250 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 340 $30.75 $32.04 $66,640 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,060 $21.21 $22.90 $47,630 7.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (7) $16.36 $17.01 $35,380 13.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (7) $18.84 $19.35 $40,260 8.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 240 $23.20 $21.62 $44,970 8.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 900 $17.53 $18.19 $37,840 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $24.91 $24.75 $51,480 3.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 150 $27.29 $25.84 $53,750 4.4 %
47-2082 Tapers 30 $26.82 $26.18 $54,460 3.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 480 $28.25 $25.86 $53,790 5.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers 180 $21.87 $22.07 $45,900 7.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 320 $17.70 $18.49 $38,450 7.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $18.88 $18.25 $37,960 6.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $21.20 $21.44 $44,600 4.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (7) $23.99 $20.11 $41,820 3.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 170 $19.34 $18.78 $39,070 3.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $23.89 $23.92 $49,750 8.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $17.30 $17.60 $36,610 9.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $11.27 $13.04 $27,130 13.2 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (7) $16.48 $16.51 $34,340 7.8 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $12.15 $11.82 $24,580 5.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $29.78 $28.46 $59,200 5.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $19.97 $20.94 $43,550 4.8 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (7) $17.68 $20.57 $42,780 19.9 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (7) $19.97 $19.63 $40,840 5.0 %
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 4,930 $17.54 $18.47 $38,430 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $27.28 $26.89 $55,940 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $16.69 $17.17 $35,720 3.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $19.89 $19.98 $41,550 6.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $20.62 $20.56 $42,770 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 780 $16.75 $18.46 $38,390 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $19.63 $19.56 $40,680 3.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 150 $15.35 $15.21 $31,640 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $20.30 $21.09 $43,870 2.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $10.50 $10.62 $22,080 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $19.64 $20.50 $42,650 8.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $23.09 $22.70 $47,220 4.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,770 $14.53 $15.89 $33,060 3.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $14.87 $16.41 $34,130 12.7 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 50 $10.09 $12.58 $26,160 9.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $9.77 $11.48 $23,870 5.3 %
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 6,290 $12.33 $14.66 $30,490 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 610 $25.09 $26.33 $54,770 5.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 60 $14.39 $13.62 $28,330 3.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 310 $10.34 $10.79 $22,440 6.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 230 $11.71 $14.73 $30,630 12.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $17.23 $15.33 $31,890 5.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 70 $8.70 $10.37 $21,570 11.6 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $19.07 $16.58 $34,480 9.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (7) $9.67 $9.92 $20,640 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $17.55 $17.83 $37,080 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 240 $14.47 $15.17 $31,540 2.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 100 $17.87 $17.75 $36,920 3.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $17.88 $17.66 $36,730 8.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $17.00 $18.42 $38,320 6.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.64 $9.02 $18,770 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 190 $9.62 $10.04 $20,880 4.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (7) $17.05 $15.75 $32,750 8.8 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 $28.15 $28.01 $58,260 3.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 100 $26.31 $25.72 $53,490 5.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 180 $23.94 $23.81 $49,520 3.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $15.17 $15.13 $31,460 8.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 $9.99 $12.22 $25,420 5.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $15.30 $16.38 $34,060 3.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $11.62 $12.31 $25,600 2.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.82 $12.71 $26,430 4.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $8.67 $9.76 $20,290 9.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $19.15 $18.60 $38,680 5.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 670 $8.61 $9.52 $19,800 6.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11,150 $10.16 $12.03 $25,020 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $21.69 $23.12 $48,090 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 240 $21.10 $21.86 $45,470 3.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 50 (4) (4) $67,110 24.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (7) $13.61 $15.11 $31,430 9.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 290 $14.14 $13.93 $28,970 4.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 340 $11.88 $12.66 $26,340 6.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,680 $15.04 $15.65 $32,550 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,160 $10.99 $12.17 $25,310 4.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 (7) (7) (7) (7)
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 170 $8.79 $10.67 $22,180 8.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 210 $8.61 $8.74 $18,180 3.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $10.16 $10.94 $22,750 6.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $19.58 $19.06 $39,640 8.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 970 $12.05 $12.89 $26,800 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 440 $7.99 $8.32 $17,300 2.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,390 $8.41 $9.61 $19,990 3.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 190 $10.49 $11.00 $22,880 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,180 $7.96 $8.39 $17,450 3.2 %

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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