Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Worcester, MA-CT 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 Worcester, MA-CT PMSA, a primary metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut. 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 Worcester, MA-CT 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 228,440 $15.67 $19.21 $39,970 1.0 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 13,850 $36.48 $42.00 $87,350 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,220 $68.04 $67.92 $141,280 2.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,960 $39.19 $45.62 $94,890 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 110 $28.21 $34.56 $71,890 7.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 400 $45.60 $46.93 $97,610 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 660 $41.94 $45.39 $94,410 2.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 110 $32.29 $36.37 $75,640 5.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 770 $31.91 $34.17 $71,070 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 420 $45.41 $47.59 $98,990 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,030 $39.25 $41.57 $86,470 1.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 250 $32.98 $35.75 $74,370 3.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 330 $35.56 $36.39 $75,690 2.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 150 $37.24 $42.02 $87,410 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 150 $30.71 $33.66 $70,010 3.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 370 $34.58 $37.50 $77,990 4.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 170 $17.18 $19.33 $40,210 6.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 400 $31.30 $34.76 $72,310 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 420 $48.58 $53.90 $112,110 5.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 680 $17.49 $17.69 $36,800 7.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (7) $33.58 $32.69 $67,990 2.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $18.17 $19.50 $40,560 5.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 590 $30.42 $33.02 $68,680 3.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 120 $50.52 $52.89 $110,020 6.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $28.35 $28.13 $58,520 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 $27.18 $31.39 $65,300 14.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 370 $21.81 $23.03 $47,890 4.0 %
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 8,390 $25.26 $28.31 $58,880 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (7) $25.04 $29.30 $60,950 8.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 560 $22.78 $23.61 $49,110 4.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 880 $21.84 $24.33 $50,600 5.1 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 60 $25.47 $25.14 $52,290 3.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 200 $27.93 $29.19 $60,720 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 440 $26.66 $30.01 $62,420 11.5 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (7) $30.45 $30.44 $63,320 7.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 210 $24.98 $27.25 $56,680 6.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 200 $23.22 $25.39 $52,800 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (7) $23.11 $24.51 $50,980 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 620 $31.96 $36.88 $76,700 6.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $19.69 $21.89 $45,530 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,570 $25.11 $26.87 $55,890 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 340 $36.15 $34.33 $71,400 11.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 80 $29.84 $30.18 $62,780 5.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (7) $21.45 $23.91 $49,730 5.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 210 $34.38 $37.14 $77,250 4.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 100 $31.17 $35.41 $73,660 10.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 180 $25.31 $29.45 $61,260 4.2 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners (7) $32.63 $34.11 $70,940 3.0 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 50 $16.43 $22.59 $46,980 24.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 430 $22.16 $28.49 $59,260 14.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 140 $28.63 $28.51 $59,310 4.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 5,750 $30.44 $31.35 $65,200 3.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (7) $40.83 $40.13 $83,480 6.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 840 $34.78 $33.63 $69,950 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 700 $36.82 $37.74 $78,490 3.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,510 $33.53 $35.16 $73,140 7.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 660 $20.90 $22.50 $46,790 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 440 $31.72 $34.15 $71,030 5.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (7) $17.61 $21.04 $43,770 10.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 430 $30.71 $30.71 $63,880 2.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 200 $28.71 $30.36 $63,140 2.9 %
15-2011 Actuaries (7) $35.74 $41.29 $85,890 5.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 90 $22.90 $24.82 $51,630 3.5 %
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 3,730 $28.60 $30.99 $64,450 3.7 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers (7) $20.17 $20.54 $42,720 5.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 290 $28.66 $31.02 $64,520 5.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 210 $46.35 $46.19 $96,070 2.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 450 $35.19 $36.63 $76,200 3.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $30.96 $31.36 $65,220 2.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 310 $28.36 $30.15 $62,710 2.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 70 $32.08 $32.29 $67,160 2.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 430 $30.29 $32.20 $66,970 3.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $17.72 $18.56 $38,610 4.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $24.61 $24.96 $51,910 7.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 160 $26.06 $26.67 $55,480 5.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $14.74 $14.41 $29,970 7.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 510 $21.93 $22.64 $47,080 2.9 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 40 $20.50 $19.95 $41,490 2.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $20.33 $21.06 $43,810 3.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 80 $21.44 $21.46 $44,630 2.5 %
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 2,590 $24.45 $26.16 $54,400 2.8 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists (7) $32.69 $33.32 $69,310 9.6 %
19-1022 Microbiologists (7) $30.60 $31.26 $65,020 8.2 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 310 $30.31 $31.87 $66,290 5.7 %
19-2031 Chemists (7) $23.80 $25.97 $54,020 5.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 170 $28.61 $27.52 $57,240 4.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 250 $29.06 $32.65 $67,910 4.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 290 $27.45 $27.63 $57,470 4.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 100 $26.49 $28.21 $58,680 4.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 240 $17.92 $18.95 $39,420 5.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 270 $17.58 $18.03 $37,500 1.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (7) $17.08 $18.14 $37,720 10.4 %
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 5,350 $15.55 $17.37 $36,130 4.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 170 $14.66 $15.73 $32,720 7.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 490 $21.60 $21.74 $45,210 4.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 270 $13.76 $15.98 $33,230 10.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 490 $11.35 $15.17 $31,550 9.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 810 $19.66 $20.08 $41,760 8.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 400 $22.22 $22.64 $47,080 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 490 $16.50 $18.61 $38,710 8.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 230 $13.07 $14.94 $31,070 6.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,530 $12.20 $13.04 $27,130 6.4 %
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 1,190 $23.87 $30.18 $62,770 10.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 580 $37.95 $39.27 $81,670 9.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 400 $19.76 $19.53 $40,620 2.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $16.69 $17.48 $36,350 6.5 %
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 17,290 $22.49 $22.55 $46,900 2.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 450 (4) (4) $82,200 7.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $78,030 3.5 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $66,620 4.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $68,940 4.8 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $70,640 4.9 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $72,340 3.3 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $67,910 5.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $62,850 6.2 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $61,580 5.2 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $54,850 3.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 240 (4) (4) $55,000 2.9 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (4) (4) $58,670 3.3 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $55,590 5.6 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $64,720 6.4 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $55,980 4.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $19.90 $24.12 $50,170 8.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,030 $11.90 $12.95 $26,940 3.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 330 (4) (4) $53,430 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,910 (4) (4) $53,300 3.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,540 (4) (4) $53,650 2.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,270 (4) (4) $47,600 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $54,400 8.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 630 (4) (4) $49,990 4.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 200 (4) (4) $49,830 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 460 (4) (4) $43,680 8.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 400 $14.49 $18.59 $38,670 15.6 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 50 $20.50 $22.33 $46,450 7.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 340 $23.95 $23.36 $48,580 1.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 360 $12.83 $13.58 $28,250 4.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $23.91 $23.61 $49,120 4.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,770 (4) (4) $22,900 4.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,910 $18.49 $20.71 $43,080 3.5 %
27-1011 Art Directors 50 $35.17 $37.45 $77,890 10.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 $31.73 $31.08 $64,660 5.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $12.19 $12.70 $26,410 4.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 240 $19.77 $20.72 $43,100 3.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 110 $18.53 $20.33 $42,290 8.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (7) (4) (4) $38,210 9.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $33,650 10.1 %
27-2032 Choreographers 90 $13.86 $15.11 $31,440 15.0 %
27-3010 Announcers (7) $13.05 $15.50 $32,240 13.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 190 $23.54 $26.90 $55,940 6.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $26.92 $29.04 $60,400 4.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $23.19 $24.19 $50,310 4.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 14,560 $23.85 $27.06 $56,280 3.8 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $75.63 $157,300 8.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 90 $18.13 $20.14 $41,880 4.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists (7) $46.13 $43.61 $90,710 8.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 380 $39.36 $37.98 $78,990 1.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 440 (5) $78.94 $164,200 8.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) $65.40 $72.85 $151,530 10.9 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (7) (5) $91.72 $190,770 13.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $34.71 $35.19 $73,190 10.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 5,950 $25.58 $26.51 $55,140 5.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 380 $25.28 $24.72 $51,420 4.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 350 $26.68 $27.56 $57,320 2.1 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 130 $14.26 $14.34 $29,820 3.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $22.09 $22.14 $46,050 3.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 230 $26.87 $26.83 $55,810 4.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $27.74 $28.78 $59,860 4.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $20.78 $21.56 $44,850 3.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $18.41 $17.86 $37,150 2.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 840 $25.76 $26.94 $56,030 6.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 110 $17.22 $19.59 $40,750 8.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (7) $27.49 $27.58 $57,370 2.2 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $25.17 $24.36 $50,670 7.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 280 $23.03 $22.53 $46,850 3.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 550 $14.77 $14.66 $30,480 2.8 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (7) $12.81 $13.26 $27,590 4.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 470 $11.83 $12.30 $25,570 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (7) $18.57 $18.90 $39,310 2.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 190 $12.90 $13.14 $27,340 5.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,710 $20.26 $21.16 $44,010 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 240 $13.04 $13.42 $27,910 3.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $19.39 $18.99 $39,500 3.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 90 $21.23 $22.63 $47,070 2.9 %
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 7,420 $12.35 $12.64 $26,290 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 910 $10.71 $10.74 $22,350 4.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 3,730 $12.07 $12.09 $25,150 1.2 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 80 $17.69 $17.45 $36,300 3.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 120 $19.08 $19.01 $39,540 1.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (7) $15.78 $15.60 $32,450 2.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 400 $14.06 $13.97 $29,050 1.9 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (7) $12.46 $12.53 $26,050 4.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 170 $15.66 $15.53 $32,300 2.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 150 $9.35 $9.69 $20,150 4.1 %
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 4,760 $15.09 $17.36 $36,100 7.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 230 $31.91 $32.48 $67,560 3.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 920 $21.14 $19.76 $41,100 6.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $29.63 $30.00 $62,400 4.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,130 $23.62 $22.38 $46,540 3.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (7) $8.52 $9.96 $20,710 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,690 $10.24 $10.97 $22,820 2.5 %
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 18,330 $8.69 $9.98 $20,770 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 340 $14.35 $13.88 $28,870 20.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,050 $10.03 $11.94 $24,830 16.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 650 $11.97 $11.95 $24,850 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,200 $9.46 $10.17 $21,140 5.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 340 $9.87 $10.10 $21,020 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,200 $8.78 $9.41 $19,580 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,270 $9.60 $10.37 $21,570 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,360 $8.18 $8.50 $17,690 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,220 $8.14 $8.40 $17,470 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,270 $8.74 $10.08 $20,980 3.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 230 $8.23 $8.89 $18,500 4.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 740 $8.25 $8.48 $17,630 1.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,000 $8.10 $8.26 $17,170 1.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 430 $8.56 $9.49 $19,740 4.0 %
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 7,370 $10.93 $12.12 $25,200 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 410 $15.57 $16.46 $34,240 4.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 240 $19.12 $21.85 $45,440 8.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,630 $11.18 $11.90 $24,750 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,540 $8.81 $9.03 $18,780 1.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $15.54 $15.61 $32,470 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,240 $11.87 $12.38 $25,750 3.2 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (7) $18.97 $18.57 $38,630 8.4 %
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 4,590 $10.10 $11.86 $24,660 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $13.74 $15.40 $32,030 7.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 200 $8.79 $11.13 $23,150 7.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $8.37 $9.08 $18,880 2.8 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 50 $8.95 $9.32 $19,380 3.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (7) $12.29 $13.50 $28,080 5.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 630 $10.62 $12.72 $26,460 5.7 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 30 $18.30 $17.31 $36,000 7.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 710 $10.04 $10.19 $21,200 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 630 $9.97 $10.15 $21,120 1.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 640 $15.05 $17.16 $35,700 8.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 480 $10.37 $11.29 $23,480 3.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 140 $12.20 $12.70 $26,410 8.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 22,170 $10.93 $16.43 $34,170 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,770 $17.73 $18.53 $38,530 2.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 540 $25.17 $28.47 $59,220 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,520 $8.28 $8.76 $18,230 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 560 $10.15 $11.97 $24,890 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 370 $15.63 $15.75 $32,770 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,280 $9.47 $11.58 $24,080 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 260 $19.77 $22.40 $46,590 9.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 $31.61 $36.70 $76,330 5.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 120 $11.93 $12.47 $25,940 6.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 960 $27.94 $35.56 $73,960 7.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,500 $23.51 $26.87 $55,900 2.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 220 $12.82 $17.74 $36,890 17.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 90 $21.03 $26.33 $54,770 15.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 170 $39.42 $41.28 $85,860 6.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 390 $11.05 $13.41 $27,900 6.6 %
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 39,140 $13.87 $14.69 $30,560 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,170 $21.11 $22.34 $46,460 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 360 $10.98 $11.32 $23,540 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $13.23 $14.36 $29,860 4.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,020 $14.86 $14.78 $30,730 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,230 $14.87 $15.27 $31,750 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 390 $15.59 $15.91 $33,080 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $13.65 $14.03 $29,180 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 790 $11.56 $11.38 $23,680 1.5 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (7) $13.82 $14.30 $29,740 1.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 230 $10.62 $13.39 $27,840 11.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $15.19 $15.40 $32,030 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,790 $15.03 $15.76 $32,770 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 780 $8.44 $9.79 $20,360 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 240 $9.67 $9.96 $20,710 4.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 270 $12.50 $13.00 $27,040 2.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 200 $11.61 $11.97 $24,890 3.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 230 $16.58 $18.31 $38,090 11.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (7) $14.28 $14.13 $29,400 2.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 370 $14.41 $14.23 $29,600 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 270 $16.04 $16.38 $34,080 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,430 $10.50 $11.05 $22,990 1.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $15.50 $15.93 $33,130 3.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 270 $12.44 $11.74 $24,420 6.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 220 $15.07 $15.07 $31,350 4.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 270 $15.48 $16.54 $34,410 3.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $16.90 $18.52 $38,510 3.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 210 $19.75 $19.85 $41,290 1.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 680 $22.29 $21.29 $44,280 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 710 $18.74 $17.87 $37,170 2.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 490 $18.62 $19.26 $40,050 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,530 $13.39 $13.82 $28,750 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,840 $9.57 $10.53 $21,900 1.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $14.91 $15.07 $31,350 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,500 $17.57 $18.34 $38,150 1.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 460 $18.75 $18.40 $38,280 3.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,010 $13.64 $14.36 $29,870 5.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,070 $13.71 $13.98 $29,090 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 200 $17.24 $17.83 $37,080 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 460 $12.19 $12.33 $25,640 2.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 240 $10.24 $11.05 $22,970 5.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (7) $15.69 $16.07 $33,420 1.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 270 $10.32 $10.91 $22,700 3.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,730 $12.59 $12.81 $26,650 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 100 $11.54 $11.62 $24,170 2.4 %
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 170 $8.78 $11.28 $23,460 10.2 %
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 7,230 $19.83 $21.04 $43,770 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 520 $25.23 $26.08 $54,250 4.6 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (7) $13.52 $17.49 $36,370 5.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,080 $18.42 $19.15 $39,840 4.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,280 $17.63 $17.77 $36,950 3.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 $13.24 $14.46 $30,080 8.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $21.84 $24.17 $50,280 4.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 960 $24.20 $26.69 $55,520 7.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 210 $14.07 $14.56 $30,290 3.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 220 $22.13 $21.40 $44,510 4.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $26.31 $26.40 $54,920 3.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 230 $19.34 $19.24 $40,010 8.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 260 $21.99 $21.28 $44,270 5.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 30 $28.19 $26.78 $55,700 7.8 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $15.79 $15.87 $33,010 5.0 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 70 $13.11 $12.92 $26,870 6.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 90 $15.74 $16.02 $33,330 8.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $14.30 $15.12 $31,460 9.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 180 $19.70 $19.50 $40,550 6.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 230 $15.88 $15.71 $32,670 2.9 %
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 7,800 $17.88 $18.78 $39,070 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 580 $26.59 $27.30 $56,780 3.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $16.95 $21.72 $45,170 13.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $17.65 $17.54 $36,480 16.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $23.61 $22.33 $46,450 9.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 450 $15.98 $16.64 $34,620 5.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,360 $16.36 $16.77 $34,890 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 350 $18.81 $19.07 $39,670 2.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $19.23 $19.69 $40,950 3.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 70 $14.74 $15.15 $31,510 7.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $10.47 $11.69 $24,310 6.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 90 $29.42 $26.75 $55,640 3.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 390 $19.72 $19.89 $41,380 3.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 330 $19.49 $19.20 $39,940 2.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,680 $16.21 $16.71 $34,750 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 150 $19.77 $18.57 $38,630 3.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights (7) $17.62 $17.67 $36,750 5.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (7) $23.77 $22.42 $46,630 8.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $15.36 $14.91 $31,020 4.0 %
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 18,530 $14.00 $15.16 $31,530 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,260 $23.82 $24.40 $50,750 1.3 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 40 $10.84 $11.87 $24,700 7.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 660 $13.35 $13.74 $28,580 2.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 80 $12.94 $13.61 $28,310 4.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 $14.24 $14.97 $31,130 2.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,170 $11.12 $12.08 $25,120 2.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 290 $13.55 $13.48 $28,030 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $17.18 $15.84 $32,940 5.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (7) $10.08 $11.34 $23,580 9.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 260 $16.58 $17.21 $35,800 6.5 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $19.69 $21.03 $43,750 3.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $17.06 $21.91 $45,580 12.2 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $9.91 $13.82 $28,740 7.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 730 $13.09 $13.39 $27,840 2.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $13.47 $14.53 $30,220 5.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $15.24 $15.87 $33,020 6.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $18.92 $19.27 $40,070 7.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $18.81 $16.50 $34,330 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 970 $18.32 $18.11 $37,680 2.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 $12.25 $12.43 $25,860 2.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 440 $14.37 $16.70 $34,730 13.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 370 $19.01 $19.03 $39,580 1.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 480 $17.00 $17.79 $37,000 5.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $16.91 $16.95 $35,250 5.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $13.67 $13.74 $28,580 5.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (7) $16.45 $16.52 $34,350 2.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 80 $11.50 $12.72 $26,460 2.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 150 $14.28 $14.34 $29,820 10.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 170 $17.41 $17.71 $36,830 3.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 250 $15.69 $16.39 $34,100 4.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 610 $8.47 $9.04 $18,800 3.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (7) $8.66 $8.94 $18,590 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 200 $9.07 $9.59 $19,950 2.4 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers (7) $11.14 $10.95 $22,770 5.8 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 80 $14.69 $15.27 $31,750 4.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $14.32 $13.93 $28,980 3.3 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (7) $13.73 $12.58 $26,170 2.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 120 $19.32 $20.02 $41,650 4.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $19.09 $19.24 $40,010 1.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $11.53 $12.14 $25,260 3.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $11.74 $12.60 $26,200 1.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $10.91 $12.08 $25,130 3.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $13.92 $14.64 $30,450 3.2 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 50 $10.11 $10.06 $20,910 4.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 350 $13.05 $13.38 $27,840 4.4 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (7) $12.74 $12.70 $26,410 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 870 $14.28 $14.94 $31,080 1.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 830 $11.96 $12.45 $25,890 3.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 350 $15.92 $15.83 $32,920 3.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $18.38 $17.51 $36,420 7.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $11.45 $12.71 $26,440 7.6 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 90 $12.84 $13.84 $28,780 11.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 120 $9.45 $11.66 $24,260 9.2 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $14.34 $14.31 $29,770 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 580 $10.49 $10.75 $22,370 2.1 %
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 16,320 $12.85 $13.94 $28,990 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $19.79 $19.93 $41,460 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 270 $21.73 $22.34 $46,460 4.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 360 $12.81 $14.15 $29,440 9.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 740 $10.61 $11.72 $24,380 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 410 $12.59 $12.86 $26,750 4.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,390 $18.45 $18.56 $38,590 2.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,490 $16.09 $16.86 $35,070 6.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 410 $10.02 $10.19 $21,190 4.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 130 $9.14 $9.66 $20,090 5.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 160 $8.50 $8.94 $18,590 3.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $10.66 $11.13 $23,140 6.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $17.82 $17.58 $36,570 15.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 180 $21.16 $21.40 $44,520 5.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 590 $14.14 $15.53 $32,290 4.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 430 $10.90 $11.69 $24,310 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,130 $10.43 $11.42 $23,750 3.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 430 $11.11 $12.06 $25,070 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,480 $9.64 $10.65 $22,160 3.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (7) $13.22 $13.56 $28,210 5.2 %

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



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