Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA, a primary 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 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 90,270 $14.90 $18.99 $39,490 2.0 %
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 4,760 $40.36 $44.86 $93,320 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 320 (5) $77.29 $160,750 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,510 $41.25 $47.89 $99,620 2.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $38.56 $45.26 $94,140 13.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 $46.49 $46.61 $96,950 5.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 190 $43.63 $49.51 $102,980 4.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $27.41 $32.07 $66,710 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 230 $29.10 $31.77 $66,070 7.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 180 $51.70 $52.31 $108,800 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 350 $41.31 $42.86 $89,140 3.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 110 $39.22 $38.71 $80,520 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $39.16 $41.42 $86,160 4.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $39.88 $40.56 $84,360 6.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $34.92 $34.42 $71,600 5.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $45.74 $44.47 $92,500 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $19.24 $20.63 $42,910 5.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $88,830 6.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $64.61 $68.05 $141,540 7.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $19.79 $20.70 $43,060 2.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $36.97 $35.88 $74,620 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $29.69 $38.04 $79,120 11.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $22.30 $28.79 $59,880 17.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 150 $23.16 $25.34 $52,710 6.1 %
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 2,410 $24.79 $28.62 $59,530 4.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 $26.59 $28.17 $58,590 12.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 230 $15.81 $19.15 $39,840 6.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $23.04 $24.04 $50,000 3.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $23.34 $25.14 $52,290 6.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $27.32 $27.83 $57,880 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $23.43 $28.34 $58,940 13.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $22.11 $22.88 $47,600 3.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 $26.81 $31.20 $64,890 7.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $25.56 $33.55 $69,780 10.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $25.77 $29.60 $61,560 11.2 %
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 2,370 $35.49 $37.18 $77,330 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 290 $40.02 $39.84 $82,860 4.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 540 $41.76 $41.57 $86,470 2.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 450 $47.53 $47.77 $99,360 6.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 $22.33 $23.50 $48,890 4.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 220 $29.98 $31.13 $64,750 3.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $27.68 $30.63 $63,720 5.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 190 $32.98 $32.95 $68,540 5.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $30.31 $31.79 $66,120 6.3 %
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 960 $35.21 $38.42 $79,920 4.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $36.74 $37.21 $77,390 1.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 190 $43.92 $48.27 $100,400 6.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $38.35 $39.12 $81,370 2.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $40.16 $38.73 $80,570 3.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $35.49 $37.99 $79,030 4.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $23.77 $23.21 $48,280 1.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $24.11 $24.21 $50,360 1.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $25.47 $25.59 $53,230 3.6 %
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 950 $21.98 $23.88 $49,660 4.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 80 $29.70 $29.08 $60,490 5.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $23.86 $22.90 $47,630 7.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 100 $25.97 $25.51 $53,070 4.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $25.49 $26.38 $54,880 6.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $20.78 $26.36 $54,830 19.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $22.28 $19.75 $41,080 14.0 %
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 1,670 $19.70 $20.63 $42,910 5.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 100 $13.61 $14.60 $30,380 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 260 $28.42 $28.31 $58,880 3.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $15.41 $16.09 $33,460 8.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $18.39 $19.27 $40,080 12.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 270 $12.88 $14.10 $29,330 5.1 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $22.07 $30.05 $62,500 20.5 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 470 $30.00 $35.08 $72,970 7.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $45.00 $50.26 $104,540 5.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (7) $19.10 $19.63 $40,830 3.8 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8,750 $19.35 $21.17 $44,030 3.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $24.62 $24.21 $50,360 7.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 510 $14.85 $13.89 $28,890 6.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $43,210 12.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 840 (4) (4) $45,950 7.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 280 (4) (4) $51,940 3.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (7) (4) (4) $47,440 12.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (7) $16.45 $20.02 $41,640 6.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 200 $11.39 $14.71 $30,590 16.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $25.00 $25.63 $53,300 4.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $15.33 $15.31 $31,840 6.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $25.06 $24.08 $50,090 6.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 870 (4) (4) $24,420 2.6 %
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 1,010 $20.29 $22.32 $46,430 6.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $35.02 $37.39 $77,770 4.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 160 $9.55 $9.68 $20,130 8.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $22.18 $22.67 $47,150 2.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (7) $22.46 $22.92 $47,670 4.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 (4) (4) $38,950 6.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $28,570 13.0 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 60 (4) (4) $83,160 10.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $20.25 $22.08 $45,920 5.0 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $21.13 $22.63 $47,060 4.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $32.36 $33.90 $70,510 4.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $19.04 $20.06 $41,710 16.4 %
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 3,960 $28.78 $32.23 $67,040 4.2 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $88.61 $184,320 9.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $46.03 $45.33 $94,290 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $55.60 $58.78 $122,260 4.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,400 $32.84 $34.04 $70,800 7.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $30.15 $29.85 $62,080 1.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $29.06 $26.27 $54,640 7.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $49.39 $48.14 $100,130 8.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $24.61 $24.04 $50,000 16.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $14.01 $15.74 $32,750 4.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 300 $38.50 $35.46 $73,750 11.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $35.21 $34.97 $72,740 4.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (7) $20.43 $21.75 $45,250 4.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 170 $15.89 $16.12 $33,520 2.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $16.06 $16.14 $33,560 3.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $21.45 $21.48 $44,680 2.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $16.47 $16.55 $34,410 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 180 $23.19 $22.52 $46,830 3.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 70 $13.64 $15.33 $31,880 5.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $15.96 $15.81 $32,890 3.0 %
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 2,090 $12.27 $13.62 $28,330 4.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 400 $9.32 $9.31 $19,360 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 580 $11.06 $12.26 $25,500 7.1 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 110 $16.74 $19.24 $40,010 7.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $18.93 $18.06 $37,560 3.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 360 $14.75 $15.04 $31,280 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $19.02 $17.90 $37,220 5.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $10.59 $10.51 $21,860 4.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $10.76 $10.23 $21,270 10.0 %
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 $15.27 $18.95 $39,420 9.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $26.35 $32.97 $68,570 11.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 250 $24.67 $24.61 $51,180 8.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $28.25 $28.43 $59,120 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 710 $9.69 $10.41 $21,640 4.4 %
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 9,330 $8.48 $9.45 $19,660 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 100 $17.17 $18.06 $37,570 5.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 630 $12.77 $13.59 $28,270 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 430 $8.37 $8.68 $18,050 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $10.73 $11.52 $23,970 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 960 $9.99 $10.47 $21,780 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $9.95 $9.88 $20,550 4.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 970 $8.87 $9.31 $19,350 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 340 $8.16 $8.60 $17,900 2.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,830 $8.05 $8.28 $17,220 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 550 $8.44 $9.41 $19,570 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,820 $7.89 $9.05 $18,820 4.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $9.58 $10.32 $21,470 6.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 550 $8.02 $8.39 $17,460 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 490 $7.96 $8.23 $17,120 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $8.19 $8.85 $18,410 4.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,260 $10.52 $12.11 $25,180 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $20.71 $20.71 $43,070 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,100 $10.73 $11.57 $24,070 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 680 $8.67 $9.54 $19,850 4.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $15.24 $15.15 $31,520 11.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 970 $10.44 $12.25 $25,490 5.4 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (7) $16.09 $16.71 $34,760 5.1 %
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 1,790 $9.71 $10.83 $22,540 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $14.78 $15.67 $32,600 1.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $9.61 $9.96 $20,720 3.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $8.36 $8.87 $18,450 3.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 500 $8.95 $8.94 $18,600 4.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (7) $9.92 $10.13 $21,060 4.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 240 $9.79 $9.88 $20,540 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (7) $8.23 $8.59 $17,870 6.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $14.46 $15.90 $33,060 4.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 230 $10.08 $11.65 $24,230 6.1 %
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 10,690 $10.67 $14.77 $30,730 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 990 $15.88 $17.77 $36,960 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $26.86 $30.25 $62,920 5.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,260 $9.05 $10.59 $22,020 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $9.98 $12.37 $25,740 7.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $12.77 $14.05 $29,230 4.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,610 $9.29 $10.78 $22,420 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $37.43 $35.61 $74,070 12.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $22.33 $33.85 $70,420 16.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $24.34 $32.65 $67,910 13.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 250 $28.01 $33.89 $70,490 7.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 740 $24.98 $28.47 $59,220 5.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (7) $7.84 $8.22 $17,100 2.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $40.62 $40.53 $84,300 7.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 130 $15.74 $17.18 $35,730 13.1 %
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 15,190 $13.84 $14.85 $30,880 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 890 $20.15 $21.34 $44,390 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $11.86 $11.63 $24,190 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $14.13 $15.22 $31,650 5.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 290 $14.27 $15.08 $31,360 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,560 $15.91 $16.16 $33,610 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $16.70 $16.68 $34,700 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 500 $10.57 $11.05 $22,970 1.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 570 $15.37 $16.14 $33,570 3.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $8.73 $10.13 $21,070 5.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $8.94 $9.08 $18,890 6.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 30 $17.62 $18.38 $38,230 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $17.33 $18.55 $38,580 8.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $14.83 $15.39 $32,010 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 380 $12.36 $12.75 $26,510 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $17.15 $17.39 $36,180 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 920 $12.71 $13.28 $27,630 5.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $11.27 $12.10 $25,170 3.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $12.29 $13.74 $28,570 4.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $23.97 $22.54 $46,890 9.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $19.58 $19.60 $40,760 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $21.78 $21.28 $44,270 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $18.83 $18.04 $37,520 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $19.23 $19.19 $39,910 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 690 $10.63 $11.80 $24,550 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,010 $10.40 $11.64 $24,210 3.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $18.25 $16.61 $34,550 6.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,210 $18.90 $19.46 $40,480 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $23.62 $22.61 $47,020 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $13.68 $14.05 $29,220 4.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,170 $13.68 $14.16 $29,450 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $19.17 $19.16 $39,850 3.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $12.49 $12.92 $26,870 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $17.61 $19.26 $40,060 8.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,360 $11.39 $11.97 $24,900 2.8 %
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 860 $7.93 $9.64 $20,060 5.7 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $23.05 $23.50 $48,870 7.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 90 $7.68 $8.36 $17,380 4.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,910 $21.01 $21.79 $45,320 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 $34.29 $33.07 $68,790 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 730 $25.06 $24.17 $50,270 7.2 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 40 $13.77 $15.39 $32,000 7.1 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (7) $20.20 $21.13 $43,950 9.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $13.72 $15.36 $31,940 5.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 530 $13.63 $14.57 $30,300 5.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 160 $22.84 $22.85 $47,520 11.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 $25.83 $25.17 $52,350 4.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 140 $18.99 $19.25 $40,040 9.8 %
47-2111 Electricians (7) $28.90 $28.36 $58,980 3.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $17.19 $18.67 $38,840 8.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $17.99 $18.71 $38,920 2.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 $25.95 $25.08 $52,170 5.8 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (7) $23.33 $22.29 $46,370 6.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 150 $19.05 $19.05 $39,620 4.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $31.06 $29.02 $60,370 5.8 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $10.65 $11.88 $24,720 13.1 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $13.89 $14.12 $29,370 7.1 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (7) $11.90 $12.11 $25,190 4.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $14.00 $14.50 $30,170 4.2 %
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 3,140 $18.16 $18.92 $39,360 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $25.56 $26.35 $54,800 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $17.26 $18.41 $38,290 9.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (7) $21.96 $21.12 $43,930 7.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $22.26 $21.85 $45,460 5.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $20.61 $20.00 $41,600 4.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 570 $17.36 $18.56 $38,610 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $18.75 $18.77 $39,050 5.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $24.45 $24.08 $50,100 3.2 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (7) $18.77 $18.87 $39,250 3.2 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers (7) $7.24 $8.50 $17,680 13.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $11.98 $13.90 $28,900 19.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $26.65 $24.42 $50,780 6.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 $20.28 $20.51 $42,650 2.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 920 $15.27 $15.47 $32,170 3.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $23.76 $23.08 $48,010 2.6 %
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 4,850 $12.27 $14.55 $30,260 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 310 $21.27 $22.85 $47,540 2.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 500 $15.81 $16.08 $33,440 6.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 50 $14.61 $15.24 $31,710 8.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 280 $10.64 $11.53 $23,990 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 180 $11.19 $11.10 $23,090 2.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $19.23 $17.61 $36,630 7.1 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $10.06 $10.40 $21,630 2.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $11.69 $11.68 $24,280 2.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.50 $14.75 $30,670 7.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.30 $11.90 $24,740 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $21.15 $21.54 $44,800 6.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 $12.03 $13.53 $28,130 7.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $16.30 $16.81 $34,950 7.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (7) $10.48 $12.55 $26,110 10.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $12.52 $15.18 $31,570 8.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $9.44 $9.82 $20,420 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $9.54 $9.35 $19,450 4.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 (7) (7) (7) (7)
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 150 $17.18 $17.29 $35,970 3.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $27.28 $25.46 $52,950 7.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $12.78 $14.26 $29,660 3.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 780 $9.87 $10.22 $21,260 2.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $24.61 $23.62 $49,130 3.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (7) $11.09 $11.54 $24,010 4.9 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 140 $9.26 $9.53 $19,820 3.4 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,940 $11.19 $12.79 $26,590 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $21.24 $22.68 $47,170 5.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $22.36 $22.56 $46,930 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 260 $13.36 $13.57 $28,230 5.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $9.37 $11.72 $24,370 8.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 720 $17.29 $17.30 $35,990 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 810 $12.72 $13.33 $27,730 2.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $10.79 $10.87 $22,600 3.2 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (7) $21.25 $21.68 $45,090 10.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 60 $8.18 $9.38 $19,510 8.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $8.28 $8.55 $17,790 2.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 490 $13.69 $13.87 $28,850 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $9.59 $10.20 $21,210 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,100 $9.48 $10.09 $20,990 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $8.55 $10.28 $21,390 8.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 920 $7.94 $8.51 $17,710 2.5 %

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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