Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

District of Columbia

These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the District of Columbia. 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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All Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 595,220 $21.36 $26.54 $55,200 1.1 %
Management Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 64,860 $42.11 $43.93 $91,380 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 5,120 $65.70 $66.35 $138,000 3.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 14,050 $41.04 $45.18 $93,970 2.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,270 $28.21 $32.79 $68,200 9.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,670 $39.15 $41.84 $87,020 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,020 $31.86 $37.11 $77,180 4.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 2,100 $35.70 $40.29 $83,790 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 7,120 $28.86 $32.56 $67,720 5.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,930 $47.12 $46.83 $97,410 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,770 $42.23 $42.91 $89,250 5.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 2,440 $36.56 $40.10 $83,400 7.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $32.32 $37.74 $78,500 5.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 820 $45.23 $42.82 $89,070 7.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 560 $44.68 $43.00 $89,430 7.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 460 $34.46 $40.79 $84,840 12.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 240 $16.65 $18.38 $38,230 3.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 1,580 (4) (4) $92,440 4.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 490 $30.28 $36.04 $74,970 6.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,850 $49.29 $47.70 $99,210 4.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 920 $19.22 $20.19 $41,990 3.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $25.15 $28.99 $60,300 19.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 140 $22.27 $30.68 $63,820 13.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,130 $36.54 $38.96 $81,040 5.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 1,020 $46.20 $43.30 $90,060 8.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,280 $26.30 $33.70 $70,100 19.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 2,220 $25.61 $32.84 $68,300 18.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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 63,650 $31.38 $32.80 $68,230 6.0 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 100 $17.98 $25.98 $54,050 19.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $20.85 $22.76 $47,330 6.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,800 $33.62 $32.95 $68,530 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 390 $22.05 $23.66 $49,210 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,300 $29.53 $30.57 $63,590 5.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 280 $28.89 $30.27 $62,960 3.8 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $27.69 $27.09 $56,350 2.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 2,420 $19.76 $22.69 $47,190 9.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 400 $27.50 $29.18 $60,700 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,880 $24.69 $31.80 $66,140 17.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 18,150 $32.59 $33.64 $69,970 7.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,360 $22.42 $24.26 $50,460 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 9,390 $28.23 $30.47 $63,390 6.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $31.68 $30.36 $63,150 7.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 2,130 $34.09 $34.24 $71,210 2.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (7) $25.11 $27.16 $56,500 8.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,650 $34.73 $38.83 $80,780 5.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 270 $27.38 $35.70 $74,250 8.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 180 $24.44 $26.06 $54,200 3.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 290 $47.01 $45.52 $94,670 4.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 470 $33.96 $33.15 $68,950 7.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 360 $13.43 $15.67 $32,600 7.1 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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 28,490 $33.15 $33.17 $68,990 4.4 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 420 $42.19 $43.42 $90,320 2.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,930 $31.21 $31.78 $66,110 3.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 2,180 $35.58 $36.37 $75,640 3.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 2,280 $45.50 $42.69 $88,800 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 3,770 $20.47 $21.10 $43,890 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 9,570 $36.62 $35.92 $74,710 4.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 940 $26.17 $27.61 $57,440 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,500 $29.43 $29.69 $61,760 1.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 1,280 $31.87 $32.72 $68,050 2.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 870 $35.27 $35.01 $72,820 6.7 %
15-2041 Statisticians 820 $38.52 $38.13 $79,320 3.4 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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 13,640 $33.60 $33.98 $70,680 8.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 1,640 $25.94 $29.13 $60,590 5.3 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 110 $26.81 $27.91 $58,060 8.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors (7) $29.92 $29.14 $60,620 17.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 110 $43.66 $42.59 $88,580 2.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 890 $35.91 $36.43 $75,770 5.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (7) $27.76 $33.89 $70,480 4.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 760 $37.25 $37.64 $78,280 2.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,080 $42.40 $42.29 $87,970 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 1,910 $29.84 $31.87 $66,290 15.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 140 $36.92 $36.59 $76,110 7.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 200 (7) (7) (7) (7)
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 230 $43.97 $42.59 $88,580 5.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 680 $38.67 $38.70 $80,490 3.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 800 $16.93 $18.04 $37,520 4.2 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 60 $19.84 $20.85 $43,370 4.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 310 $23.04 $22.70 $47,210 5.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 590 $25.59 $26.20 $54,490 4.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (7) $14.52 $16.73 $34,790 15.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $20.79 $20.72 $43,100 4.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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 18,940 $36.25 $36.80 $76,530 5.3 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 130 $36.21 $36.52 $75,970 4.0 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 60 $24.51 $28.10 $58,440 6.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 120 $35.78 $34.47 $71,710 11.5 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 200 $46.65 $44.99 $93,570 2.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 630 $35.77 $37.36 $77,700 5.5 %
19-2012 Physicists 540 $46.15 $46.76 $97,260 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 500 $38.94 $38.36 $79,780 6.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,050 $37.86 $37.16 $77,300 4.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 100 $46.28 $45.89 $95,460 4.1 %
19-3011 Economists 3,270 $41.49 $43.11 $89,680 4.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,530 $33.06 $35.24 $73,300 4.0 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers 290 $18.62 $19.99 $41,570 5.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 470 $25.16 $27.85 $57,930 5.7 %
19-3041 Sociologists (7) $28.63 $36.60 $76,120 24.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 230 $34.72 $35.04 $72,880 7.2 %
19-3093 Historians 290 $28.84 $30.56 $63,560 7.2 %
19-3094 Political Scientists 2,950 $42.78 $42.12 $87,610 2.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 240 $17.22 $18.69 $38,870 2.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (7) $16.88 $18.68 $38,850 8.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 80 $21.96 $21.61 $44,960 6.6 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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 8,380 $17.46 $18.72 $38,950 5.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (7) $16.12 $16.11 $33,500 4.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 440 $19.28 $20.66 $42,980 3.3 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 40 $15.71 $16.04 $33,370 5.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 790 $11.79 $14.63 $30,430 16.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 600 $16.32 $16.93 $35,210 9.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,040 $20.67 $21.00 $43,680 8.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 450 $22.55 $23.20 $48,260 6.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 540 $20.70 $21.92 $45,590 6.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 330 $24.80 $26.78 $55,700 8.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 2,440 $17.10 $17.65 $36,720 2.6 %
21-2011 Clergy 70 $23.24 $23.86 $49,620 7.9 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (7) $10.46 $12.18 $25,340 10.3 %
Legal Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 35,760 $46.85 $48.75 $101,390 3.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 24,830 $56.85 $60.53 $125,910 5.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 7,450 $17.21 $20.24 $42,110 4.0 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 280 $19.61 $19.58 $40,730 2.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 1,420 $19.17 $20.30 $42,230 4.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 70 $17.12 $18.72 $38,950 3.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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 25,780 $21.59 $24.87 $51,730 5.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 940 (4) (4) $61,320 6.6 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $62,530 2.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 240 (4) (4) $66,700 2.1 %
25-1031 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $66,800 3.3 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 660 (4) (4) $81,730 3.7 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 190 (4) (4) $70,080 3.3 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $68,290 3.6 %
25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $62,100 3.3 %
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $78,320 1.7 %
25-1061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $65,840 5.1 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $71,050 8.2 %
25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $53,120 6.2 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 310 (4) (4) $68,060 2.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 340 (4) (4) $65,590 2.2 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $66,460 2.3 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,070 (4) (4) $110,440 11.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $60,610 3.5 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 270 (4) (4) $55,840 7.8 %
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 720 (4) (4) $104,250 3.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 810 (4) (4) $65,910 10.0 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $60,590 5.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 720 (4) (4) $58,810 1.2 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $55,790 2.4 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 190 (4) (4) $60,250 2.9 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 270 (4) (4) $46,200 9.7 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 190 (4) (4) $28,830 4.5 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $53,830 8.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,500 $12.22 $12.35 $25,690 5.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 590 (4) (4) $34,700 8.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 4,430 (4) (4) $42,330 5.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,820 (4) (4) $50,520 5.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,020 (4) (4) $46,170 6.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $42,960 3.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $41,240 7.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $45,550 8.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 290 $24.46 $22.56 $46,930 4.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 990 $14.63 $15.64 $32,540 6.5 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 750 $26.09 $27.28 $56,740 1.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 1,590 $26.61 $27.02 $56,200 4.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 960 $14.55 $15.08 $31,360 4.7 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 90 $16.09 $17.52 $36,440 5.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 380 $20.30 $24.33 $50,610 7.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,910 (4) (4) $20,360 2.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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 18,950 $25.41 $27.36 $56,910 4.4 %
27-1011 Art Directors 190 $36.06 $36.06 $75,000 4.6 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 170 $22.50 $24.14 $50,210 7.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (7) (5) $76.09 $158,260 12.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 120 $9.52 $11.40 $23,720 19.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,050 $22.33 $22.82 $47,470 3.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 330 $26.57 $28.88 $60,060 5.2 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 130 $25.67 $26.00 $54,080 2.0 %
27-2011 Actors (7) (4) (4) $59,030 13.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 1,090 (4) (4) $55,760 6.3 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 80 (4) (4) $194,790 12.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 390 (4) (4) $58,850 10.7 %
27-2032 Choreographers (7) $16.81 $17.42 $36,230 2.6 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 40 (4) (4) $53,830 5.5 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (7) (4) (4) $31,670 8.2 %
27-3010 Announcers (7) $12.43 $17.35 $36,090 10.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 1,350 $22.87 $24.94 $51,870 4.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 3,560 $27.43 $31.18 $64,860 5.2 %
27-3041 Editors 3,160 $23.95 $24.62 $51,200 3.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 440 $27.50 $29.40 $61,150 5.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 1,910 $25.66 $27.85 $57,920 5.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 110 $30.37 $32.80 $68,230 5.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 210 $20.88 $23.21 $48,270 6.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 520 $20.16 $21.61 $44,950 11.7 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 70 $20.53 $22.33 $46,440 5.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 170 $16.05 $17.36 $36,100 4.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 270 $25.91 $24.20 $50,330 7.1 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors (7) $20.91 $21.57 $44,860 5.3 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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 26,520 $25.12 $29.97 $62,340 5.3 %
29-1020 Dentists 290 $34.19 $51.98 $108,120 24.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 140 $24.68 $26.06 $54,210 6.7 %
29-1041 Optometrists 170 $34.78 $34.15 $71,020 3.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 430 $30.88 $29.63 $61,640 3.4 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 220 $43.38 $52.25 $108,670 17.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 2,760 $21.02 $34.32 $71,400 10.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General 70 $48.48 $49.81 $103,610 5.9 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 600 $53.26 $62.33 $129,650 14.0 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 1,050 $38.52 $44.80 $93,180 17.6 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 300 $51.21 $46.81 $97,370 6.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons 740 $53.02 $62.86 $130,740 16.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 300 $29.58 $29.92 $62,230 3.1 %
29-1081 Podiatrists 50 $27.92 $31.72 $65,980 15.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 7,660 $27.33 $27.41 $57,000 2.0 %
29-1121 Audiologists 100 $21.51 $22.83 $47,480 5.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 180 $23.82 $24.60 $51,160 3.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 320 $26.92 $28.47 $59,230 6.2 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 230 $24.36 $24.18 $50,290 1.7 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 140 $17.63 $18.74 $38,980 5.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 240 $20.05 $20.18 $41,970 1.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 190 $28.58 $28.60 $59,490 2.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 140 $31.60 $36.77 $76,470 7.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 630 $21.76 $22.01 $45,770 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 470 $15.75 $16.17 $33,630 2.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $24.58 $27.52 $57,250 18.0 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 190 $21.55 $21.10 $43,890 2.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 120 $26.53 $26.46 $55,040 2.5 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 130 $23.94 $23.70 $49,300 2.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 530 $21.73 $22.27 $46,330 3.3 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 60 $9.99 $10.68 $22,210 8.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 410 $14.05 $14.21 $29,560 1.8 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 460 $18.42 $17.26 $35,890 4.4 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 150 $16.84 $17.33 $36,040 2.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 290 $16.92 $17.56 $36,530 4.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,450 $20.07 $21.22 $44,130 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 720 $15.17 $16.09 $33,460 2.2 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 110 $37.27 $36.50 $75,910 3.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 6,570 $12.14 $12.77 $26,560 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (7) $9.51 $9.52 $19,810 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,890 $11.18 $11.40 $23,710 2.3 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 530 $10.56 $11.39 $23,700 10.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $17.07 $16.96 $35,280 2.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $15.10 $14.85 $30,880 7.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 470 $19.29 $18.65 $38,790 4.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 880 $15.28 $15.17 $31,560 2.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 250 $13.08 $13.53 $28,130 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $15.51 $15.57 $32,390 3.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 80 $15.65 $15.40 $32,030 4.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $11.03 $11.71 $24,360 10.5 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 22,500 $17.16 $20.25 $42,110 12.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 890 $42.36 $41.88 $87,110 2.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,050 $13.85 $16.77 $34,880 16.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,100 $36.57 $36.65 $76,230 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 9,920 $11.01 $11.25 $23,410 7.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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 36,840 $8.65 $9.71 $20,190 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 630 $21.66 $22.69 $47,190 4.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,710 $15.27 $15.62 $32,490 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 890 $8.13 $8.62 $17,920 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,210 $12.92 $13.18 $27,410 4.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 3,120 $11.59 $11.51 $23,940 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 200 $11.87 $11.45 $23,810 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,960 $9.99 $10.11 $21,030 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,840 $7.28 $8.78 $18,250 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 8,640 $8.26 $8.73 $18,160 3.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,860 $8.85 $9.81 $20,400 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 7,520 $6.97 $7.51 $15,620 2.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 830 $8.66 $9.67 $20,110 4.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,410 $8.71 $9.05 $18,820 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 2,440 $8.96 $9.20 $19,130 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 930 $9.78 $10.01 $20,830 2.2 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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 23,910 $10.72 $10.80 $22,470 3.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 1,250 $14.86 $15.41 $32,060 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $19.76 $19.80 $41,190 4.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 16,520 $9.90 $10.05 $20,900 4.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4,940 $11.66 $11.45 $23,810 1.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $18.29 $17.03 $35,430 3.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 960 $11.67 $12.70 $26,420 6.2 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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 8,750 $10.12 $12.07 $25,100 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 270 $17.07 $19.02 $39,570 3.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $11.31 $11.92 $24,800 6.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 490 $9.49 $9.37 $19,490 5.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (7) $7.89 $8.79 $18,280 3.8 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 70 $8.50 $9.06 $18,850 3.7 %
39-5011 Barbers (7) $9.52 $9.48 $19,730 8.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 820 $19.22 $22.51 $46,810 5.8 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 140 $11.95 $12.57 $26,140 3.3 %
39-5093 Shampooers 170 $9.10 $9.06 $18,840 3.3 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 120 $12.15 $14.54 $30,250 24.4 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 660 $7.92 $8.55 $17,780 4.9 %
39-6012 Concierges (7) $9.22 $10.65 $22,140 2.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 80 $8.89 $9.37 $19,480 8.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,110 $8.53 $8.88 $18,470 3.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (7) $8.59 $9.09 $18,910 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 540 $13.26 $16.18 $33,650 7.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 650 $11.44 $12.80 $26,620 7.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 1,680 $10.71 $11.57 $24,060 2.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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 29,480 $12.81 $17.22 $35,810 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,340 $18.08 $19.44 $40,430 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,070 $22.71 $26.10 $54,290 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 7,150 $9.88 $10.40 $21,640 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 700 $11.17 $11.27 $23,440 4.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,990 $9.70 $11.94 $24,840 7.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 510 $21.39 $26.18 $54,460 8.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 390 $17.33 $22.79 $47,400 5.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 840 $37.22 $42.35 $88,080 8.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 540 $13.92 $15.17 $31,560 5.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 430 $28.99 $28.51 $59,300 17.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,600 $20.10 $23.25 $48,350 7.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 220 $23.92 $30.30 $63,030 19.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 1,890 $23.70 $24.87 $51,730 9.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 390 $22.40 $27.08 $56,330 15.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,980 $11.31 $12.03 $25,020 5.1 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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 119,670 $17.19 $20.04 $41,680 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 8,750 $25.61 $30.81 $64,080 13.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 1,530 $12.77 $13.35 $27,760 1.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 2,020 $17.97 $18.54 $38,570 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,210 $16.53 $17.13 $35,640 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5,080 $17.71 $18.04 $37,530 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,030 $17.27 $17.30 $35,990 1.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 500 $17.90 $17.68 $36,770 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 910 $12.86 $14.06 $29,250 6.0 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 70 $17.08 $17.72 $36,870 5.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (7) $17.67 $18.88 $39,280 12.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $14.70 $15.74 $32,740 10.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,670 $13.38 $14.98 $31,160 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,040 $12.61 $12.87 $26,760 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 480 $12.30 $12.18 $25,340 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 860 $10.70 $11.47 $23,850 5.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 500 $12.60 $12.66 $26,340 5.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $15.49 $15.59 $32,420 4.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (7) $15.63 $15.29 $31,800 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 540 $12.55 $13.06 $27,170 4.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,600 $17.60 $17.73 $36,880 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 6,110 $13.18 $13.32 $27,710 2.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 350 $12.61 $13.34 $27,740 9.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 320 $12.40 $12.87 $26,770 3.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 270 $13.62 $13.70 $28,490 3.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $19.04 $18.61 $38,710 2.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $20.75 $21.12 $43,920 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 40 $24.30 $24.10 $50,120 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 1,010 $19.57 $19.58 $40,730 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 540 $19.91 $20.22 $42,060 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,010 $17.21 $16.46 $34,240 5.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,840 $9.39 $10.98 $22,840 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 11,050 $18.48 $19.85 $41,280 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 6,360 $24.55 $24.45 $50,860 1.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 820 $13.86 $13.78 $28,670 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 13,090 $17.59 $17.69 $36,790 4.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 750 $19.76 $19.55 $40,660 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (7) $13.16 $14.11 $29,360 4.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 2,770 $13.71 $15.11 $31,420 2.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 160 $19.41 $19.76 $41,090 4.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 600 $14.61 $15.42 $32,080 4.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 2,120 $13.99 $13.45 $27,970 4.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 13,100 $12.68 $13.22 $27,500 2.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 1,000 $11.11 $11.88 $24,720 5.3 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 130 $15.85 $16.27 $33,840 3.1 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 230 $18.94 $18.77 $39,050 5.7 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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 110 $19.72 $21.82 $45,390 13.1 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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 10,950 $19.73 $19.99 $41,580 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 750 $29.81 $29.18 $60,690 1.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,000 $20.88 $20.84 $43,350 3.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 200 $16.89 $16.91 $35,160 2.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,860 $13.06 $13.45 $27,970 4.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 630 $18.95 $19.06 $39,650 2.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,060 $23.23 $23.81 $49,530 2.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 360 $19.35 $19.19 $39,920 5.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $17.27 $20.56 $42,770 2.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,660 $24.92 $24.47 $50,900 2.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $22.82 $22.90 $47,630 2.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 100 $13.16 $13.25 $27,550 3.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $10.22 $10.39 $21,600 2.7 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 50 $24.76 $26.28 $54,670 3.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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 7,620 $19.71 $19.98 $41,570 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 600 $27.67 $27.68 $57,570 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $20.07 $20.60 $42,860 2.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 200 $27.73 $29.58 $61,520 8.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $14.48 $13.00 $27,040 13.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $15.43 $16.42 $34,160 8.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $18.37 $17.66 $36,730 7.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $16.43 $17.61 $36,620 5.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $22.81 $22.11 $45,980 2.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 170 $20.54 $19.67 $40,910 10.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,430 $17.28 $17.83 $37,080 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 $13.48 $17.89 $37,200 13.1 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 160 $21.11 $20.38 $42,390 5.8 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $10.77 $13.44 $27,950 17.0 %
Production Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,830 $17.05 $18.14 $37,740 9.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 550 $23.79 $24.42 $50,800 6.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (7) $7.04 $7.94 $16,510 5.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 450 $12.31 $12.32 $25,630 3.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $12.18 $12.65 $26,320 4.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 100 $15.98 $15.91 $33,080 6.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $27.54 $26.63 $55,390 6.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (7) $24.73 $23.28 $48,420 4.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 540 $17.94 $18.23 $37,920 15.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers 230 $13.09 $15.13 $31,470 8.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 500 $28.58 $26.41 $54,920 9.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 900 $23.20 $25.45 $52,940 8.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 960 $9.06 $9.37 $19,480 7.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 320 $7.80 $8.57 $17,820 3.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $12.90 $13.01 $27,070 7.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 60 $12.47 $12.76 $26,550 8.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $13.46 $15.54 $32,320 24.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 930 $23.26 $23.19 $48,220 1.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $19.34 $20.00 $41,600 6.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $24.79 $24.30 $50,540 5.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $11.46 $12.52 $26,040 5.1 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (7) $17.57 $17.58 $36,560 3.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 120 $11.98 $13.33 $27,730 8.8 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (7) $8.95 $11.51 $23,940 2.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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 15,020 $11.89 $13.83 $28,760 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $17.65 $18.99 $39,490 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 510 $16.90 $24.81 $51,600 18.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 410 $14.54 $14.92 $31,030 8.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,870 $8.74 $9.75 $20,290 5.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,080 $15.80 $16.19 $33,670 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,440 $13.82 $13.78 $28,670 5.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 380 $11.71 $12.11 $25,190 2.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 870 $9.63 $9.66 $20,090 5.3 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 220 $45.19 $42.86 $89,150 2.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $27.95 $27.44 $57,070 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 220 $15.57 $15.95 $33,170 8.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $8.13 $9.02 $18,750 7.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,900 $10.79 $11.72 $24,370 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (7) $8.20 $9.52 $19,810 7.3 %

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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