Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Trenton, NJ 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 Trenton, NJ PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area in New Jersey. 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 Trenton, NJ 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 216,840 $17.87 $21.57 $44,870 2.3 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 12,100 $42.45 $47.02 $97,790 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 260 (5) $80.51 $167,450 4.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,580 $51.94 $58.43 $121,540 1.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 140 $9.39 $14.68 $30,520 11.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $34.18 $38.60 $80,290 5.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 310 $47.04 $51.05 $106,190 2.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 470 $47.59 $54.58 $113,540 4.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 140 $44.59 $47.05 $97,870 5.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 690 $39.24 $40.74 $84,750 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,120 $40.11 $43.83 $91,170 4.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,350 $42.94 $47.86 $99,550 3.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 340 $40.77 $43.06 $89,560 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 240 $39.15 $42.21 $87,790 2.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $39.80 $43.92 $91,350 6.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $39.61 $39.52 $82,200 3.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 240 $39.66 $41.44 $86,190 4.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 100 $20.44 $23.67 $49,230 7.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 350 (4) (4) $87,520 4.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 350 $32.49 $33.85 $70,410 3.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 450 $51.28 $52.83 $109,880 2.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 210 $25.39 $26.75 $55,630 4.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 410 $37.73 $40.02 $83,250 3.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 180 $53.01 $59.83 $124,450 5.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $22.22 $26.54 $55,190 7.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 270 $34.00 $34.55 $71,870 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 17,800 $26.75 $28.32 $58,900 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $20.79 $24.47 $50,900 7.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 480 $25.33 $26.10 $54,290 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 860 $21.44 $22.54 $46,890 4.3 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (7) $23.99 $23.99 $49,890 2.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,060 $25.54 $26.32 $54,740 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 $28.64 $28.07 $58,390 4.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 950 $24.92 $26.66 $55,450 1.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 420 $24.15 $24.94 $51,880 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 310 $25.82 $27.28 $56,740 2.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 2,440 $32.34 $33.06 $68,760 2.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 80 $23.42 $24.51 $50,970 7.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,280 $27.39 $28.76 $59,820 1.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $29.40 $29.26 $60,850 4.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 210 $31.82 $31.86 $66,260 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 $27.85 $28.08 $58,410 3.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 380 $29.40 $33.06 $68,770 4.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $29.18 $40.25 $83,710 10.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 260 $22.42 $25.19 $52,390 4.2 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 200 $24.48 $25.74 $53,530 2.7 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (7) $16.72 $16.96 $35,270 2.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 300 $19.16 $24.62 $51,220 9.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $32.45 $32.09 $66,750 2.6 %
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 8,130 $31.25 $31.70 $65,950 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,920 $29.30 $30.32 $63,070 2.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 780 $37.78 $38.79 $80,680 5.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 660 $40.00 $40.58 $84,410 3.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,060 $20.64 $22.24 $46,260 3.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,240 $34.67 $34.78 $72,330 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 220 $32.14 $32.10 $66,780 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 700 $32.47 $33.06 $68,760 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 420 (7) (7) (7) (7)
15-2011 Actuaries 190 $31.62 $37.89 $78,820 4.6 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 120 $30.08 $32.33 $67,240 6.4 %
15-2041 Statisticians 80 $30.17 $31.00 $64,480 3.8 %
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 5,250 $29.86 $30.41 $63,250 2.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 180 $33.60 $33.12 $68,890 3.8 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (7) $24.85 $28.59 $59,460 5.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $22.38 $25.49 $53,030 11.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $35.13 $35.35 $73,530 2.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 930 $31.91 $32.22 $67,030 2.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 130 $30.77 $31.32 $65,140 4.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 200 $31.18 $31.28 $65,070 3.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (7) $38.77 $39.78 $82,730 3.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 340 $31.22 $32.95 $68,530 5.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $33.01 $33.01 $68,650 3.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 $33.52 $34.67 $72,110 3.7 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 40 $30.70 $30.50 $63,440 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 310 $31.63 $32.38 $67,350 1.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 310 $22.14 $22.94 $47,720 1.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $19.92 $20.78 $43,230 4.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 210 $21.89 $21.50 $44,720 3.5 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 30 $16.39 $16.83 $35,010 2.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $19.87 $21.14 $43,970 3.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (7) $25.53 $25.69 $53,430 3.4 %
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 4,200 $27.67 $29.12 $60,570 3.2 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 80 $23.04 $25.79 $53,640 14.0 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 160 $25.08 $26.53 $55,190 6.8 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 160 $38.48 $39.07 $81,260 8.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 370 $34.40 $34.83 $72,460 6.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 770 $30.39 $30.81 $64,090 2.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 160 $28.57 $28.35 $58,960 1.9 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 80 $28.56 $28.55 $59,370 6.8 %
19-3011 Economists 30 $31.94 $31.80 $66,130 2.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 300 $30.26 $31.55 $65,620 5.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 200 $36.21 $41.61 $86,550 7.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $27.28 $27.51 $57,220 2.4 %
19-3093 Historians 40 $28.06 $26.15 $54,400 6.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (7) $16.43 $17.24 $35,860 7.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 240 $19.63 $19.77 $41,110 2.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $23.43 $22.74 $47,300 4.7 %
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 3,900 $20.70 $21.33 $44,360 3.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 150 $18.24 $18.44 $38,350 5.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $27.25 $27.69 $57,600 4.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 390 $25.35 $25.39 $52,810 2.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $17.26 $17.81 $37,040 2.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 330 $13.31 $13.86 $28,830 4.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 530 $22.76 $22.75 $47,320 4.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 160 $21.66 $21.83 $45,400 2.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 310 $23.41 $23.51 $48,910 2.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 140 $20.21 $22.09 $45,940 5.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 320 $24.47 $25.27 $52,570 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 750 $17.85 $16.43 $34,170 3.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $23.41 $23.36 $48,590 4.0 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (7) $26.56 $25.61 $53,260 7.2 %
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 2,950 $41.73 $46.33 $96,370 6.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 2,000 $52.63 $55.47 $115,380 7.7 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 140 $36.55 $37.73 $78,480 2.1 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $63.52 $64.08 $133,290 10.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 570 $22.05 $22.68 $47,180 6.2 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 50 $17.87 $18.28 $38,030 2.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 70 $16.45 $17.68 $36,780 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 15,260 $20.75 $22.51 $46,810 3.2 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $62,770 1.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $61,940 3.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 180 $20.39 $21.17 $44,040 6.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 930 $11.99 $13.18 $27,420 6.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 (4) (4) $48,450 5.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,610 (4) (4) $50,350 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 980 (4) (4) $53,460 3.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,570 (4) (4) $53,930 3.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (7) (4) (4) $55,050 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 720 (4) (4) $46,810 2.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 170 (4) (4) $50,810 6.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $54,740 2.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (7) $19.64 $19.38 $40,310 2.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 680 $17.09 $19.40 $40,350 6.4 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 50 $22.45 $22.92 $47,680 6.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 380 $27.09 $27.88 $58,000 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $14.24 $14.18 $29,500 4.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 720 $32.16 $30.76 $63,990 5.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,990 (4) (4) $24,140 7.6 %
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 2,520 $20.46 $22.29 $46,370 3.1 %
27-1011 Art Directors 60 $34.90 $36.34 $75,590 3.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (7) $24.47 $27.43 $57,050 5.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.58 $10.95 $22,780 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 270 $20.49 $20.75 $43,170 2.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $19.43 $21.04 $43,750 8.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $10.67 $12.14 $25,260 9.1 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers (7) $20.97 $18.59 $38,660 8.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 (4) (4) $66,230 13.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 180 (4) (4) $42,770 6.0 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 100 $14.42 $15.03 $31,260 4.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 390 $24.67 $25.45 $52,950 3.0 %
27-3041 Editors 260 $22.03 $25.10 $52,210 7.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 200 $29.13 $29.53 $61,420 5.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 90 $18.33 $22.32 $46,420 10.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $23.50 $22.20 $46,170 9.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 120 $14.86 $17.93 $37,300 9.0 %
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 11,820 $25.68 $29.85 $62,090 3.4 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $44.44 $59.64 $124,050 28.6 %
29-1020 Dentists 130 $45.44 $45.25 $94,120 6.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 120 $26.30 $26.95 $56,060 3.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 80 $40.55 $40.65 $84,550 6.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 290 $37.06 $40.87 $85,010 6.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $58.19 $51.00 $106,080 9.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) $34.07 $42.57 $88,550 12.5 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) $56.76 $71.79 $149,320 9.0 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 120 (5) $78.84 $163,990 7.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 250 (5) $90.87 $189,020 6.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (7) $27.45 $29.70 $61,770 3.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,620 $26.14 $26.62 $55,360 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $32.00 $32.88 $68,390 5.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 240 $39.93 $42.74 $88,890 6.7 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $17.96 $17.64 $36,700 3.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $25.00 $24.40 $50,760 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 140 $35.69 $36.89 $76,730 6.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $33.98 $35.14 $73,090 3.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 190 $24.00 $23.72 $49,330 3.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 280 $17.73 $18.21 $37,890 4.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 280 $31.87 $31.36 $65,220 2.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 160 $16.89 $19.50 $40,560 9.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $26.78 $27.80 $57,820 3.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 510 $20.49 $19.39 $40,340 8.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $12.32 $12.62 $26,240 4.1 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $23.34 $22.82 $47,460 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $16.55 $16.74 $34,820 2.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (7) $14.89 $15.12 $31,440 4.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,270 $20.59 $21.64 $45,020 3.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $13.72 $15.27 $31,760 3.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $22.53 $21.67 $45,080 2.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 380 $27.93 $27.73 $57,670 2.1 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,600 $12.09 $12.45 $25,890 1.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 410 $10.41 $10.56 $21,970 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,220 $11.62 $11.76 $24,470 1.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 80 $18.90 $18.31 $38,080 3.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $18.80 $19.84 $41,270 6.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 150 $9.96 $11.15 $23,190 12.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 430 $13.82 $14.06 $29,250 2.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 410 $14.12 $13.88 $28,870 3.3 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 130 $12.58 $12.60 $26,220 1.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 150 $15.19 $14.37 $29,900 3.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (7) $8.18 $8.23 $17,120 4.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $10.92 $10.86 $22,580 5.0 %
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 9,230 $26.71 $25.61 $53,270 7.6 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers (7) $33.25 $33.39 $69,450 6.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 1,300 $40.12 $40.20 $83,610 3.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $33.62 $33.60 $69,890 2.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 110 $20.91 $20.98 $43,640 5.2 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 150 $27.85 $26.28 $54,660 4.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,540 $28.22 $26.74 $55,610 4.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 610 $31.36 $31.24 $64,980 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 2,410 $30.82 $30.45 $63,330 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,470 $13.04 $13.66 $28,410 5.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 90 $12.94 $13.46 $28,000 9.2 %
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 12,340 $8.41 $9.28 $19,300 2.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $19.94 $21.28 $44,250 5.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 850 $13.96 $14.25 $29,640 6.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $7.72 $8.05 $16,750 5.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 270 $11.69 $12.55 $26,110 4.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 710 $10.59 $11.73 $24,400 5.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $9.85 $11.21 $23,310 7.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 940 $8.94 $9.40 $19,560 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 670 $8.79 $9.54 $19,850 6.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,310 $7.71 $8.37 $17,400 4.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,180 $6.42 $6.69 $13,920 4.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,020 $9.29 $9.06 $18,840 5.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 330 $9.00 $8.87 $18,450 4.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 450 $6.99 $7.45 $15,500 4.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 480 $7.23 $7.94 $16,520 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 380 $7.96 $8.08 $16,810 3.8 %
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 7,380 $10.22 $11.51 $23,940 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 390 $19.12 $20.87 $43,420 7.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 150 $22.90 $22.91 $47,650 3.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,850 $8.93 $10.03 $20,870 4.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 670 $9.31 $9.69 $20,160 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $12.45 $13.68 $28,450 10.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2,130 $10.74 $12.00 $24,970 4.6 %
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 5,790 $9.06 $10.32 $21,460 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 260 $17.64 $18.91 $39,340 4.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 280 $6.84 $7.03 $14,630 4.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $6.66 $7.22 $15,030 4.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $11.29 $9.81 $20,410 18.5 %
39-5011 Barbers (7) $9.77 $9.96 $20,710 6.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 670 $10.71 $13.32 $27,710 5.9 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (7) $11.75 $11.70 $24,330 3.7 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 50 $8.18 $8.72 $18,140 7.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (7) $8.25 $8.38 $17,430 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 300 $9.15 $9.85 $20,480 5.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 410 $9.44 $10.65 $22,140 8.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 300 $9.91 $11.11 $23,100 4.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 300 $17.83 $16.39 $34,080 4.3 %
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 19,650 $11.56 $17.60 $36,600 4.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,420 $17.44 $21.79 $45,330 9.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 460 $35.20 $39.01 $81,150 5.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,120 $7.91 $8.33 $17,330 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 710 $8.09 $9.56 $19,880 5.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $15.73 $15.92 $33,110 5.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,400 $9.28 $11.16 $23,210 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $19.02 $21.57 $44,860 5.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $20.83 $26.22 $54,540 8.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 780 $29.23 $36.21 $75,330 11.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (7) $13.59 $14.31 $29,770 4.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 510 $43.76 $54.88 $114,160 11.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,320 $22.46 $25.51 $53,050 4.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (7) $20.99 $19.32 $40,180 5.3 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (7) (5) $93.48 $194,430 10.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 200 $28.62 $37.12 $77,200 25.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 90 $39.49 $39.12 $81,370 3.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 700 $14.07 $14.71 $30,600 6.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 44,230 $15.11 $15.73 $32,710 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,830 $22.37 $23.33 $48,520 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 290 $12.31 $12.64 $26,280 3.3 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators (7) $18.39 $16.44 $34,200 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 410 $12.17 $13.85 $28,800 6.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,260 $13.17 $13.70 $28,490 4.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,590 $16.40 $16.52 $34,350 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 $17.47 $17.54 $36,490 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 150 $17.06 $16.67 $34,670 6.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 690 $10.23 $10.23 $21,280 3.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 250 $17.49 $18.73 $38,960 3.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $15.11 $15.34 $31,910 6.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $15.21 $15.19 $31,600 3.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,700 $15.09 $15.48 $32,200 2.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 430 $19.55 $19.91 $41,410 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 660 $11.30 $12.67 $26,360 8.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $10.67 $11.03 $22,930 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 870 $12.21 $12.33 $25,650 2.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 160 $13.26 $12.80 $26,630 5.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (7) $14.29 $14.75 $30,670 3.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $15.88 $15.47 $32,170 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 280 $14.86 $15.13 $31,460 3.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 280 $18.17 $18.48 $38,440 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,400 $12.09 $12.54 $26,080 4.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $12.23 $13.01 $27,060 5.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 270 $16.76 $17.35 $36,100 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $16.44 $18.79 $39,080 4.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $19.51 $19.57 $40,710 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 560 $21.89 $21.60 $44,940 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 560 $19.33 $19.17 $39,870 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 270 $18.14 $18.65 $38,780 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 750 $12.43 $13.11 $27,270 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,240 $10.50 $11.63 $24,200 3.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $13.51 $14.42 $30,000 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,910 $20.71 $22.02 $45,810 3.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 740 $20.23 $20.71 $43,080 4.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,340 $13.26 $13.65 $28,390 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5,750 $16.95 $16.92 $35,190 5.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 440 $18.23 $18.61 $38,710 2.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,310 $13.12 $13.97 $29,070 3.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 1,890 $12.70 $13.68 $28,450 2.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 60 $19.23 $19.69 $40,950 3.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 500 $16.76 $17.26 $35,900 3.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 630 $13.93 $13.77 $28,630 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,440 $12.48 $12.65 $26,310 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 180 $14.19 $14.77 $30,720 6.4 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 $9.97 $9.86 $20,520 4.6 %
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 5,100 $21.00 $22.39 $46,580 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $30.47 $31.28 $65,060 2.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $28.71 $28.18 $58,600 18.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters (7) $27.55 $27.18 $56,530 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $20.91 $22.59 $46,980 7.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 920 $16.69 $16.94 $35,240 8.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 340 $20.89 $22.48 $46,770 8.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 440 $20.30 $21.98 $45,730 6.7 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 120 $31.43 $30.10 $62,600 4.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $15.90 $16.20 $33,690 4.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $22.59 $21.58 $44,880 6.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 360 $24.67 $25.13 $52,270 5.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 80 $24.47 $23.44 $48,750 7.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (7) $24.84 $22.83 $47,490 16.6 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $14.44 $14.84 $30,870 5.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 40 $11.18 $11.65 $24,230 4.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $13.47 $13.87 $28,850 6.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 350 $23.64 $23.79 $49,490 2.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 170 $16.03 $15.89 $33,060 2.3 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (7) $19.20 $20.26 $42,140 23.2 %
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 6,330 $18.68 $19.59 $40,740 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 770 $26.87 $27.77 $57,750 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 330 $23.10 $24.97 $51,940 7.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 290 $28.93 $27.36 $56,910 3.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $20.31 $20.61 $42,880 8.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $24.04 $23.78 $49,450 3.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 220 $16.90 $17.30 $35,970 4.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 920 $17.95 $17.55 $36,510 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $20.12 $20.68 $43,020 2.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $20.54 $22.08 $45,920 4.5 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers (7) $7.56 $7.74 $16,090 7.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $12.15 $12.04 $25,050 3.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 220 $20.26 $19.94 $41,470 3.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $19.07 $20.07 $41,760 4.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,670 $16.00 $16.36 $34,020 3.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $16.81 $17.07 $35,510 5.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 420 $17.03 $18.03 $37,510 6.2 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 50 $16.73 $16.65 $34,630 6.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $12.82 $11.90 $24,760 7.6 %
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 7,090 $14.82 $15.27 $31,760 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 620 $24.54 $25.07 $52,140 1.8 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 30 $11.03 $11.96 $24,870 4.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 170 $11.63 $12.41 $25,820 3.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 370 $10.40 $10.94 $22,760 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $16.93 $15.90 $33,060 4.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 80 $11.86 $11.88 $24,700 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $8.16 $8.74 $18,180 7.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $17.99 $16.82 $34,990 8.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 190 $19.39 $19.20 $39,940 4.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $9.65 $10.24 $21,300 6.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $21.79 $21.77 $45,280 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 180 $17.01 $17.89 $37,200 6.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 130 $14.27 $14.48 $30,110 5.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 140 $17.59 $17.69 $36,800 5.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 390 $17.98 $17.60 $36,620 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 240 $9.17 $9.44 $19,640 3.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $8.95 $10.43 $21,690 9.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 140 $8.71 $8.85 $18,400 7.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $18.58 $17.98 $37,400 5.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 110 $19.35 $20.06 $41,730 2.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $19.75 $19.17 $39,870 6.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $14.29 $14.42 $30,000 3.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $14.96 $14.68 $30,540 2.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.87 $14.83 $30,840 1.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $16.46 $16.71 $34,760 3.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $19.68 $20.34 $42,300 3.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.24 $14.49 $30,140 12.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 400 $12.16 $12.84 $26,710 7.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.50 $13.74 $28,580 3.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $20.52 $20.41 $42,460 5.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 50 $10.76 $12.64 $26,290 4.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 90 $8.19 $8.73 $18,160 9.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 70 $13.08 $12.74 $26,500 3.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.77 $13.65 $28,390 6.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 250 $10.88 $10.83 $22,520 4.5 %
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 10,990 $12.05 $13.24 $27,540 3.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $19.95 $20.73 $43,120 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 340 $25.28 $25.37 $52,780 4.5 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 40 (4) (4) $68,840 13.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 240 $11.08 $12.69 $26,390 2.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 900 $13.44 $13.04 $27,110 3.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,020 $18.63 $18.54 $38,560 2.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,630 $15.28 $15.21 $31,630 6.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 130 $8.26 $8.38 $17,430 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 350 $7.76 $7.91 $16,440 5.1 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 50 $23.77 $25.59 $53,230 11.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $15.09 $14.57 $30,300 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 430 $7.75 $8.47 $17,620 4.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,400 $9.18 $10.46 $21,750 8.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,090 $8.05 $8.67 $18,030 3.1 %

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 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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