Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, 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 Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, 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 Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, 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 122,150 $11.54 $15.03 $31,260 1.7 %
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 4,260 $35.14 $39.06 $81,250 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 $64.58 $68.74 $142,970 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,410 $35.84 $41.62 $86,570 2.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $27.31 $27.79 $57,810 4.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (7) $40.66 $42.34 $88,060 3.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $42.28 $49.61 $103,190 6.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $33.92 $35.25 $73,320 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $27.38 $31.10 $64,690 6.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $34.02 $37.08 $77,140 4.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 320 $39.29 $42.22 $87,820 4.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 100 $35.64 $36.91 $76,770 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $33.29 $36.74 $76,420 6.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $32.07 $35.19 $73,190 5.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $28.81 $31.28 $65,060 7.9 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 30 $27.37 $31.00 $64,470 9.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 $30.82 $35.43 $73,690 5.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $23.54 $22.94 $47,710 10.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $82,880 3.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (7) $49.87 $44.30 $92,150 10.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $37.76 $35.44 $73,710 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $19.64 $20.45 $42,540 5.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $33.01 $35.78 $74,410 6.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $26.44 $27.52 $57,250 5.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $11.04 $14.19 $29,520 6.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $25.05 $26.17 $54,430 4.1 %
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 3,340 $22.45 $24.43 $50,810 2.7 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $25.57 $28.64 $59,560 22.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $14.21 $17.93 $37,290 8.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $19.47 $21.73 $45,200 4.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $21.95 $23.21 $48,270 3.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $19.70 $20.72 $43,100 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $19.73 $21.07 $43,830 3.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $16.95 $19.54 $40,640 5.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $21.52 $23.08 $48,010 5.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 130 $25.30 $31.89 $66,330 17.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 510 $23.35 $25.90 $53,880 2.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $22.82 $27.00 $56,170 5.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (7) $28.68 $28.77 $59,840 3.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $29.91 $28.82 $59,950 3.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $15.55 $17.51 $36,420 12.6 %
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 870 $26.44 $28.88 $60,060 9.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (7) $34.67 $37.91 $78,850 4.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $31.18 $31.35 $65,210 3.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $17.47 $17.86 $37,140 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $29.36 $32.19 $66,960 4.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $27.42 $29.92 $62,240 9.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $24.12 $25.69 $53,430 4.9 %
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 770 $23.24 $24.29 $50,520 3.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $30.66 $32.78 $68,180 5.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $30.34 $28.76 $59,820 5.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $30.06 $30.46 $63,350 7.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $14.06 $14.33 $29,810 7.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $16.85 $16.36 $34,020 6.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $20.09 $20.94 $43,560 3.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $25.04 $24.05 $50,010 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 620 $21.57 $22.80 $47,430 4.3 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 40 $18.91 $21.76 $45,250 10.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $22.18 $24.92 $51,830 5.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $33.03 $33.32 $69,310 2.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $25.47 $26.40 $54,910 4.7 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 90 $12.80 $15.12 $31,440 8.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 $11.51 $11.90 $24,760 3.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $15.01 $15.99 $33,250 2.5 %
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 3,110 $15.18 $16.92 $35,200 2.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (7) $14.62 $15.23 $31,680 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 360 $16.60 $21.45 $44,620 5.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $25.63 $25.45 $52,950 3.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $27.85 $25.93 $53,940 7.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 440 $13.53 $13.45 $27,980 3.4 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 120 $17.34 $18.91 $39,340 9.0 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,710 $20.79 $21.60 $44,940 3.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $53,200 8.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $20.27 $20.33 $42,290 4.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 390 $10.78 $11.73 $24,390 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 290 (4) (4) $51,930 4.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,480 (4) (4) $50,450 2.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (7) (4) (4) $54,090 6.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,600 (4) (4) $57,870 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (7) (4) (4) $51,920 3.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $59,700 1.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors (7) $31.23 $29.44 $61,240 5.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 110 $10.65 $11.59 $24,110 6.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $16.24 $18.32 $38,110 11.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $13.52 $14.82 $30,830 4.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 $16.64 $22.37 $46,530 13.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,160 (4) (4) $24,990 2.5 %
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 630 $13.22 $15.63 $32,510 5.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.28 $10.22 $21,260 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $16.29 $17.50 $36,410 5.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (7) $18.04 $21.48 $44,680 19.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (7) (4) (4) $31,640 16.5 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $11.35 $12.95 $26,950 6.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $18.89 $18.88 $39,280 7.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.33 $13.21 $27,470 11.9 %
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 5,620 $24.09 $26.98 $56,120 4.5 %
29-1020 Dentists 90 $50.28 $56.25 $116,990 9.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $22.97 $23.20 $48,250 4.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $48.56 $49.07 $102,070 5.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) $67.26 $66.49 $138,290 3.3 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (7) $44.12 $61.21 $127,310 25.0 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 30 $60.25 $62.30 $129,570 5.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $39.59 $39.44 $82,040 1.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,720 $28.77 $29.40 $61,160 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $27.95 $26.74 $55,610 4.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $28.05 $29.65 $61,680 5.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $18.95 $20.01 $41,630 3.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $19.44 $20.33 $42,280 6.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $27.07 $25.58 $53,200 12.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $39.05 $38.88 $80,880 4.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $26.17 $26.23 $54,560 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $33.85 $33.61 $69,920 2.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $21.80 $21.96 $45,680 4.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $10.13 $11.58 $24,080 8.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $14.04 $14.07 $29,270 2.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $17.26 $17.48 $36,370 2.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (7) $12.26 $12.25 $25,470 4.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 630 $17.22 $17.98 $37,390 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $11.04 $12.77 $26,570 5.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $15.08 $16.30 $33,910 14.1 %
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 3,350 $9.69 $10.14 $21,080 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 390 $8.46 $9.20 $19,130 5.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,310 $8.86 $9.32 $19,390 3.8 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 90 $10.78 $10.80 $22,470 2.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 90 $9.89 $10.44 $21,720 7.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 330 $12.03 $11.74 $24,420 5.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 550 $9.94 $10.01 $20,820 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $13.83 $13.80 $28,690 3.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $11.16 $11.09 $23,070 4.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $9.85 $9.89 $20,570 5.7 %
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 1,990 $19.77 $19.08 $39,690 6.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $33.08 $33.97 $70,660 3.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $25.67 $27.27 $56,710 7.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 170 $19.50 $19.33 $40,200 7.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 430 $9.13 $10.32 $21,470 5.6 %
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 8,020 $7.90 $8.71 $18,120 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $9.42 $13.05 $27,150 19.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 600 $11.57 $11.96 $24,870 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 670 $7.61 $7.59 $15,790 1.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $11.21 $11.42 $23,750 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 350 $9.35 $9.53 $19,830 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 80 $7.26 $8.14 $16,920 4.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,230 $8.56 $9.32 $19,380 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 $7.77 $8.14 $16,930 3.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,580 $7.35 $7.66 $15,940 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 790 $7.73 $8.01 $16,660 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,220 $7.57 $8.47 $17,620 4.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $11.69 $11.42 $23,760 7.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 250 $7.25 $7.47 $15,530 1.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $7.54 $7.60 $15,820 1.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.27 $7.46 $15,520 1.7 %
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 3,520 $9.24 $10.56 $21,950 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $15.50 $15.50 $32,240 3.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $16.29 $17.34 $36,060 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,680 $9.54 $10.48 $21,800 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 $8.03 $8.24 $17,130 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $10.88 $11.72 $24,380 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 650 $9.61 $11.31 $23,530 4.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 30 $8.13 $10.81 $22,480 15.4 %
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 1,950 $8.70 $9.72 $20,220 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $12.68 $13.43 $27,940 4.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $8.84 $10.12 $21,060 3.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $8.17 $8.61 $17,920 2.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 320 $8.38 $8.80 $18,300 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 320 $7.72 $7.89 $16,410 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $17.90 $15.54 $32,310 12.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 670 $9.43 $9.97 $20,750 3.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 9,840 $9.31 $12.96 $26,960 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,020 $14.45 $16.00 $33,270 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $22.70 $26.02 $54,120 9.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,660 $7.85 $8.95 $18,620 2.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $8.74 $9.84 $20,460 2.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $12.12 $13.68 $28,460 4.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,770 $8.77 $11.46 $23,840 5.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $19.65 $21.90 $45,560 10.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 250 $19.20 $21.84 $45,420 7.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $31.45 $32.15 $66,870 10.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 (7) (7) (7) (7)
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $16.85 $21.06 $43,800 8.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 710 $21.31 $23.97 $49,860 3.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) $10.96 $14.47 $30,090 8.7 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 18,920 $11.76 $12.76 $26,530 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,350 $16.57 $18.31 $38,090 4.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $8.59 $9.24 $19,210 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 430 $12.00 $12.51 $26,020 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 580 $11.88 $11.97 $24,910 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,840 $12.89 $13.45 $27,970 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 $12.54 $13.28 $27,630 5.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.20 $15.54 $32,320 8.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $9.92 $10.40 $21,630 5.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 80 (7) (7) (7) (7)
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 690 $11.96 $13.50 $28,080 4.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 240 $9.18 $9.63 $20,030 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 80 $7.55 $8.04 $16,730 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $10.98 $13.46 $27,990 11.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $14.87 $14.28 $29,710 5.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $12.92 $13.27 $27,610 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 $10.86 $11.38 $23,670 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $15.42 $15.75 $32,770 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 840 $9.61 $9.93 $20,650 1.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $15.58 $15.31 $31,850 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 190 $14.79 $16.01 $33,310 4.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $18.07 $17.88 $37,180 4.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $19.51 $19.54 $40,640 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 280 $22.17 $21.24 $44,170 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $18.41 $16.56 $34,440 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 $15.97 $16.17 $33,640 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 880 $11.10 $11.79 $24,510 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,430 $9.08 $10.39 $21,610 5.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 100 $10.55 $11.49 $23,910 7.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 870 $16.53 $16.69 $34,720 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $12.77 $14.55 $30,270 17.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $14.68 $13.82 $28,740 6.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,290 $11.70 $11.90 $24,760 3.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $13.58 $14.00 $29,120 10.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 310 $11.53 $11.49 $23,900 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $11.47 $12.28 $25,540 6.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (7) $12.77 $13.35 $27,770 1.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (7) $11.08 $10.93 $22,740 3.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,860 $10.39 $10.76 $22,380 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 100 $7.13 $10.25 $21,320 15.2 %
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 16,030 $7.71 $8.33 $17,340 1.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 420 $11.27 $14.03 $29,180 4.4 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors (7) $7.03 $8.10 $16,850 6.9 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 210 $13.32 $15.10 $31,410 3.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,600 $7.44 $7.68 $15,980 1.7 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 260 $8.39 $9.81 $20,400 10.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 12,870 $7.69 $8.07 $16,790 1.8 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 200 $7.96 $9.29 $19,310 5.8 %
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 5,200 $14.03 $15.50 $32,240 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 400 $23.19 $24.32 $50,580 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 720 $11.29 $13.65 $28,390 9.1 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 60 $11.64 $13.10 $27,260 7.3 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 50 $13.09 $14.55 $30,270 14.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 180 $14.35 $14.90 $30,990 11.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 300 $12.17 $13.16 $27,380 3.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 910 $11.22 $12.53 $26,070 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $16.28 $17.46 $36,320 13.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 270 $18.74 $19.86 $41,310 11.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 180 $16.77 $17.97 $37,380 13.8 %
47-2082 Tapers 60 $20.59 $20.44 $42,520 4.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 360 $15.40 $16.44 $34,190 3.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $12.82 $13.66 $28,420 6.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $17.22 $17.60 $36,600 6.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $17.12 $17.02 $35,400 5.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 140 $13.60 $14.01 $29,150 7.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $13.37 $14.62 $30,410 12.6 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $9.21 $10.14 $21,090 7.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $12.71 $11.89 $24,720 11.2 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 80 $8.21 $8.38 $17,430 5.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $22.00 $21.62 $44,970 6.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,970 $15.76 $16.77 $34,870 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $23.10 $24.81 $51,610 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $14.72 $15.02 $31,250 6.5 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $14.43 $14.52 $30,190 10.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (7) $13.87 $15.43 $32,100 4.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $17.12 $16.83 $35,010 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $16.20 $16.01 $33,290 5.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $17.51 $19.06 $39,640 10.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 180 $13.79 $13.49 $28,060 5.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $18.87 $19.61 $40,780 6.3 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 30 $12.60 $12.59 $26,190 6.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.51 $9.30 $19,350 3.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $17.29 $18.65 $38,790 5.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $12.55 $13.40 $27,880 8.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $19.54 $19.45 $40,460 8.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,130 $14.15 $14.29 $29,720 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $11.18 $13.43 $27,930 12.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights (7) $12.86 $12.99 $27,010 2.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $24.46 $22.59 $46,980 2.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $9.62 $11.58 $24,100 9.8 %
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 7,930 $10.92 $12.30 $25,590 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 540 $19.25 $20.09 $41,780 2.2 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (7) $14.72 $13.91 $28,940 5.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (7) $14.13 $14.75 $30,690 6.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 670 $12.24 $12.75 $26,510 6.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 230 $9.08 $9.92 $20,630 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $10.16 $11.92 $24,800 5.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 50 $12.57 $13.31 $27,670 7.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 70 $14.49 $12.89 $26,810 6.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $14.54 $12.66 $26,330 8.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $13.43 $13.44 $27,950 3.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 340 $13.06 $13.23 $27,530 3.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (7) $12.25 $13.01 $27,070 2.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (7) $14.57 $15.42 $32,060 8.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 250 $17.16 $16.54 $34,390 3.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.24 $8.75 $18,190 2.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $8.73 $9.05 $18,820 7.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (7) $10.62 $10.88 $22,620 10.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $10.69 $11.61 $24,150 7.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $10.25 $10.34 $21,500 6.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $11.04 $11.16 $23,210 2.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $15.32 $15.99 $33,260 3.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.66 $13.62 $28,320 9.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $10.73 $10.96 $22,790 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $10.90 $13.24 $27,550 6.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 760 $10.52 $11.60 $24,120 4.9 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $15.73 $15.29 $31,800 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 250 $10.51 $11.67 $24,280 4.9 %
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 12,040 $10.03 $12.15 $25,270 3.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $17.23 $17.58 $36,560 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 240 $18.75 $19.82 $41,220 3.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (7) (4) (4) $87,310 4.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 130 $11.57 $11.82 $24,590 2.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 360 $13.17 $13.32 $27,710 6.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 430 $8.42 $10.01 $20,830 8.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,130 $17.87 $18.26 $37,970 4.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 870 $8.72 $10.02 $20,850 5.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $10.74 $11.69 $24,310 4.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $8.38 $10.35 $21,530 23.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 90 $9.63 $10.72 $22,300 7.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $15.14 $15.39 $32,020 4.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 960 $11.10 $12.01 $24,980 4.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 360 $7.97 $8.87 $18,440 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,110 $8.78 $10.32 $21,470 4.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $8.65 $10.35 $21,530 6.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,450 $7.76 $8.24 $17,130 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 140 $13.81 $13.94 $28,980 2.4 %

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.

(7) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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