Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC 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 Wilmington, NC MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina. 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 Wilmington, NC 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 111,240 $11.89 $15.03 $31,270 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 5,220 $30.82 $34.81 $72,400 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 (5) $71.89 $149,530 7.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,130 $32.43 $37.67 $78,360 2.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $22.94 $24.19 $50,320 6.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 $33.07 $36.43 $75,770 5.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 300 $34.38 $37.36 $77,700 7.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $25.05 $26.87 $55,880 6.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 150 $20.57 $25.92 $53,910 12.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $38.78 $37.90 $78,820 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 430 $33.14 $35.61 $74,070 3.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 70 $24.59 $28.65 $59,590 6.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $37.34 $37.44 $77,870 2.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $23.58 $27.43 $57,050 5.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $32.63 $31.40 $65,300 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 290 $26.85 $28.17 $58,600 3.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $13.28 $14.57 $30,300 7.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $59,960 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $43.11 $44.69 $92,950 2.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $17.02 $18.51 $38,500 3.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $42.86 $45.24 $94,090 6.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $18.71 $20.60 $42,840 10.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $21.24 $27.65 $57,520 14.4 %
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 2,590 $20.74 $24.89 $51,770 3.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $18.45 $22.50 $46,800 14.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $17.71 $18.62 $38,740 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $16.96 $24.47 $50,900 14.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $19.59 $25.22 $52,470 6.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $21.42 $24.44 $50,840 5.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $18.23 $26.10 $54,280 14.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $20.01 $21.55 $44,830 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 $23.02 $32.35 $67,280 21.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $17.34 $18.52 $38,520 8.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 450 $19.37 $21.14 $43,960 3.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $21.72 $21.09 $43,870 6.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $58.13 $47.66 $99,130 20.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 310 $21.46 $25.21 $52,440 10.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $21.48 $23.45 $48,770 1.8 %
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 880 $21.55 $22.72 $47,260 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $24.93 $24.38 $50,700 3.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (7) $13.60 $20.39 $42,420 21.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $17.93 $18.67 $38,840 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $26.78 $29.01 $60,350 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $24.60 $25.26 $52,550 4.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $22.23 $21.84 $45,430 4.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,710 $24.15 $26.24 $54,570 5.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 $20.89 $23.23 $48,310 6.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $16.05 $16.92 $35,190 6.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 50 $34.11 $34.49 $71,730 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $29.70 $30.73 $63,920 3.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $28.09 $30.16 $62,730 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 140 $39.02 $44.45 $92,460 11.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $18.32 $17.19 $35,760 7.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $21.20 $20.83 $43,320 7.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $16.21 $16.48 $34,280 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 230 $16.56 $19.40 $40,350 9.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 120 $11.46 $12.57 $26,150 2.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,410 $23.45 $25.28 $52,590 4.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 (7) (7) (7) (7)
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 110 $20.59 $21.99 $45,730 4.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $19.78 $31.01 $64,500 22.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $22.37 $22.87 $47,560 5.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (7) $20.59 $20.45 $42,540 1.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $16.52 $18.97 $39,450 6.4 %
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 1,420 $15.43 $15.83 $32,940 2.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $20.79 $20.42 $42,480 1.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 130 $16.48 $14.86 $30,900 8.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 250 $10.91 $11.30 $23,500 3.8 %
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 520 $17.19 $25.91 $53,900 17.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $27.34 $42.70 $88,810 23.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 230 $14.03 $14.61 $30,380 3.9 %
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 6,610 $15.10 $16.50 $34,310 4.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $69,140 15.3 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $58,970 2.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $53,400 6.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $41,080 11.9 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $49,170 7.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $53,210 3.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $21.06 $21.92 $45,600 4.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 680 $8.05 $8.62 $17,930 6.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (7) (4) (4) $37,920 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,140 (4) (4) $36,220 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 330 (4) (4) $36,740 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 480 (4) (4) $38,090 1.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $36,500 3.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 100 $12.72 $13.32 $27,700 5.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $24.63 $21.17 $44,040 18.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $21.02 $21.60 $44,940 2.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $13.74 $13.19 $27,430 4.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 150 $20.07 $21.11 $43,900 3.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 990 (4) (4) $16,950 1.6 %
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 980 $12.16 $14.87 $30,920 4.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $8.25 $8.84 $18,380 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $13.50 $14.48 $30,120 4.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $10.61 $11.58 $24,080 6.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $8.78 $10.13 $21,070 3.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 (4) (4) $34,750 7.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $26,940 17.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 70 $13.19 $14.92 $31,030 2.7 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 80 $14.80 $19.63 $40,830 14.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $18.02 $18.61 $38,700 2.5 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $19.63 $22.52 $46,850 6.1 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $10.74 $11.40 $23,720 6.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.78 $12.32 $25,630 11.7 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $75.45 $156,940 20.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $35.59 $35.53 $73,890 5.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) $64.19 $67.62 $140,650 11.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General 100 (5) $78.73 $163,760 11.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons 140 (5) $86.39 $179,700 11.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $33.15 $37.16 $77,300 11.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $27.70 $28.04 $58,320 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $27.99 $29.10 $60,530 4.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $24.99 $25.20 $52,420 4.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $35.39 $34.22 $71,180 7.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $19.24 $19.19 $39,920 12.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $9.77 $9.81 $20,410 4.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $10.10 $10.32 $21,470 5.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 570 $15.37 $15.36 $31,940 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 280 $10.33 $10.67 $22,180 3.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $17.05 $15.59 $32,440 12.1 %
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 3,900 $9.22 $10.32 $21,460 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 830 $7.95 $8.04 $16,730 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,620 $8.67 $8.86 $18,440 1.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $21.45 $21.39 $44,480 3.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $21.26 $21.48 $44,690 3.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 400 $13.00 $13.85 $28,800 10.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 410 $11.92 $12.31 $25,600 5.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $8.18 $8.26 $17,180 5.9 %
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 1,960 $14.56 $14.68 $30,540 3.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $24.80 $25.87 $53,810 2.0 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 30 $14.81 $15.75 $32,750 7.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 140 $19.55 $21.55 $44,820 1.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 430 $16.13 $16.95 $35,260 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 540 $7.89 $9.27 $19,290 5.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13,670 $6.75 $7.77 $16,160 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 220 $13.97 $15.48 $32,200 9.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,160 $12.30 $12.61 $26,230 4.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 960 $6.53 $6.60 $13,730 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $8.13 $8.57 $17,820 5.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 990 $8.01 $8.51 $17,690 5.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 $8.29 $8.29 $17,250 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 780 $7.99 $8.20 $17,050 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 760 $6.70 $7.31 $15,190 3.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,860 $6.28 $6.49 $13,500 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (7) $6.63 $6.73 $13,990 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,000 $6.52 $7.21 $14,990 3.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 160 $8.33 $8.72 $18,140 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 400 $6.74 $7.08 $14,730 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 650 $6.46 $6.65 $13,820 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 770 $6.50 $7.03 $14,630 5.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,390 $8.91 $9.58 $19,930 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $12.67 $13.52 $28,120 2.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $15.98 $16.75 $34,850 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 $8.20 $8.35 $17,360 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,190 $8.08 $8.26 $17,180 4.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 160 $9.61 $10.48 $21,790 2.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,430 $9.82 $10.02 $20,840 2.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,720 $7.58 $9.09 $18,900 4.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $13.23 $15.77 $32,800 6.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $7.93 $7.99 $16,610 3.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $6.15 $6.42 $13,360 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 720 $6.25 $6.39 $13,280 2.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (7) $8.51 $9.37 $19,480 4.5 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $6.89 $7.02 $14,610 4.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $7.57 $8.13 $16,920 10.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 340 $7.08 $7.46 $15,520 4.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 590 $7.91 $8.05 $16,750 4.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 180 $9.02 $12.30 $25,580 7.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $8.54 $10.21 $21,230 7.8 %
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 13,800 $9.12 $12.78 $26,580 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,290 $14.48 $16.80 $34,930 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 340 $21.35 $25.46 $52,950 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,120 $7.39 $7.72 $16,050 3.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 510 $7.73 $9.87 $20,520 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $12.76 $13.89 $28,900 9.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,580 $8.60 $10.43 $21,700 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $14.09 $16.32 $33,950 6.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 370 $16.94 $20.52 $42,680 11.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $22.57 $27.61 $57,440 13.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 $14.23 $12.79 $26,600 7.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 340 $19.82 $23.19 $48,240 9.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 800 $19.13 $25.19 $52,400 12.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $9.09 $12.73 $26,470 17.3 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 60 $12.38 $20.15 $41,900 25.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (7) $17.17 $27.25 $56,680 16.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $29.22 $31.67 $65,870 10.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 250 $8.94 $11.07 $23,020 7.8 %
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 18,030 $11.59 $12.55 $26,090 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,150 $17.75 $19.76 $41,090 4.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 $9.66 $9.70 $20,180 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 $12.52 $12.68 $26,380 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 630 $11.30 $11.53 $23,990 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,480 $12.20 $12.74 $26,500 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $12.67 $13.42 $27,920 6.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 450 $11.68 $11.35 $23,610 3.8 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (7) $12.91 $12.56 $26,130 6.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $13.20 $14.50 $30,170 7.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,000 $10.64 $11.26 $23,430 3.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 170 $13.89 $14.29 $29,720 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.60 $9.88 $20,550 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $9.47 $9.48 $19,720 4.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $11.74 $11.81 $24,560 5.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 220 $12.89 $13.18 $27,420 6.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $12.32 $12.75 $26,510 4.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 190 $10.76 $11.32 $23,530 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $12.87 $13.37 $27,810 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,210 $9.36 $10.34 $21,500 6.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 $10.16 $10.04 $20,890 6.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $8.87 $9.28 $19,300 5.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 230 $12.24 $12.57 $26,150 5.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $17.51 $15.79 $32,850 4.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $20.05 $20.41 $42,450 2.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 310 $20.57 $20.13 $41,860 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $18.85 $17.72 $36,860 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $22.17 $21.76 $45,260 8.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 600 $10.57 $11.26 $23,420 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,360 $8.92 $9.81 $20,410 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,580 $13.26 $13.90 $28,910 3.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $15.68 $15.26 $31,730 3.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 630 $11.57 $11.40 $23,710 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,530 $11.06 $11.36 $23,620 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $13.78 $14.29 $29,720 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $10.57 $10.94 $22,750 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $12.49 $12.40 $25,780 3.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $7.26 $7.87 $16,370 4.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,260 $10.64 $10.82 $22,510 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $11.21 $11.62 $24,170 3.5 %
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 90 $18.83 $16.76 $34,860 13.9 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $19.87 $20.50 $42,640 7.2 %
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 6,810 $13.12 $13.96 $29,030 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 890 $19.95 $21.12 $43,930 3.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (7) $17.51 $17.03 $35,420 10.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,050 $13.07 $13.14 $27,330 4.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $13.89 $13.73 $28,560 3.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 700 $10.09 $10.42 $21,670 2.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.99 $14.24 $29,620 7.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 350 $13.24 $13.74 $28,590 2.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (7) $12.55 $12.71 $26,440 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 640 $15.09 $14.91 $31,010 3.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $12.37 $12.37 $25,720 5.1 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (7) $12.49 $12.76 $26,530 6.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 360 $11.94 $12.05 $25,060 3.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $11.79 $12.43 $25,860 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 $14.38 $14.63 $30,440 4.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $12.48 $12.90 $26,820 5.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $12.48 $12.34 $25,660 2.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 340 $11.64 $11.97 $24,890 9.1 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 200 $9.93 $9.87 $20,540 2.6 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (7) $10.82 $12.07 $25,110 21.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $10.28 $9.95 $20,700 3.9 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (7) $12.55 $12.30 $25,580 2.5 %
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 5,270 $15.29 $16.78 $34,890 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 590 $20.72 $22.74 $47,300 3.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $12.59 $13.16 $27,370 6.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 30 $19.49 $18.79 $39,080 5.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $22.88 $22.11 $45,990 5.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 90 $12.69 $13.03 $27,110 3.3 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $23.37 $21.25 $44,200 13.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $12.88 $14.19 $29,520 10.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 590 $15.23 $16.68 $34,690 2.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 $15.73 $15.82 $32,910 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $13.67 $14.40 $29,950 3.1 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 90 $13.93 $15.09 $31,390 6.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $14.66 $14.93 $31,050 7.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.58 $9.67 $20,120 7.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $13.66 $13.70 $28,500 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,600 $13.39 $14.75 $30,690 3.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $14.84 $14.56 $30,290 2.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 150 $18.02 $17.91 $37,260 2.4 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 $10.91 $11.47 $23,860 12.5 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers (7) $10.06 $10.02 $20,850 4.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $9.04 $9.49 $19,750 6.4 %
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 5,600 $14.27 $15.41 $32,050 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 400 $21.99 $23.46 $48,800 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 700 $11.76 $14.05 $29,220 8.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $8.93 $8.98 $18,680 2.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $12.49 $12.33 $25,640 2.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $6.50 $7.13 $14,820 8.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (7) $15.90 $14.99 $31,190 13.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $13.75 $12.62 $26,250 4.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $10.33 $10.89 $22,640 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.27 $13.67 $28,420 7.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.94 $12.37 $25,740 10.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 250 $16.68 $16.78 $34,900 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $16.10 $16.56 $34,450 3.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $10.94 $11.97 $24,890 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $12.28 $13.77 $28,640 5.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $7.53 $7.59 $15,790 3.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $7.67 $8.64 $17,970 4.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 100 $9.00 $9.40 $19,550 8.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $13.48 $14.93 $31,050 6.7 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (7) $13.57 $14.20 $29,530 8.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $21.10 $20.34 $42,300 4.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $17.43 $16.79 $34,920 2.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 220 $20.16 $19.84 $41,270 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 $15.73 $17.09 $35,550 6.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $9.98 $11.00 $22,880 12.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $15.81 $17.61 $36,620 7.1 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 30 $9.23 $10.73 $22,310 8.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $10.23 $10.56 $21,960 4.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $8.76 $9.25 $19,250 6.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 170 $8.94 $10.43 $21,700 5.2 %
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 7,780 $10.31 $12.01 $24,970 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $18.02 $17.33 $36,050 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 310 $16.70 $20.55 $42,750 7.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 70 $12.54 $12.19 $25,360 4.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 410 $9.67 $9.65 $20,070 2.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 480 $9.62 $10.43 $21,700 9.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,130 $14.03 $14.76 $30,690 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,230 $9.50 $10.69 $22,230 14.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $8.49 $9.39 $19,530 6.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 130 $13.02 $14.73 $30,650 11.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $7.83 $8.11 $16,880 3.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $20.18 $22.07 $45,910 5.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $13.86 $14.71 $30,590 12.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 450 $11.45 $13.56 $28,200 6.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 290 $7.35 $7.82 $16,270 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,900 $8.96 $10.91 $22,680 7.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 400 $7.32 $7.55 $15,700 2.3 %

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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