Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places is part of: Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services.

NAICS 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places consists of:

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NAICS 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places

All Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 8,803,020 100.00% $7.49 $8.70 $18,090 0.3 %
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Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 245,470 2.79% $20.03 $23.95 $49,810 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 6,100 0.07% $40.64 $47.97 $99,780 3.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 69,780 0.79% $22.69 $28.10 $58,440 2.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,290 0.01% $20.30 $23.03 $47,910 3.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 (7) $28.33 $33.71 $70,120 11.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,670 0.02% $21.84 $27.43 $57,060 3.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 (7) $19.94 $24.06 $50,040 11.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,730 0.02% $17.35 $20.61 $42,880 4.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 (7) $26.90 $30.49 $63,410 6.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,130 0.02% $33.58 $37.84 $78,700 4.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 260 (7) $24.13 $33.08 $68,810 10.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 500 0.01% $18.60 $19.51 $40,580 6.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other (8) (8) $52.78 $49.07 $102,070 5.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 700 0.01% $25.12 $28.28 $58,820 8.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 (7) $23.44 $26.39 $54,890 7.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) (8) $35.69 $35.74 $74,340 6.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 159,410 1.81% $18.76 $20.87 $43,410 3.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 180 (7) $19.32 $20.79 $43,250 7.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 350 (7) $27.13 $27.89 $58,010 6.2 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 14,420 0.16% $18.01 $19.81 $41,200 2.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (8) (8) $23.63 $19.10 $39,730 4.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 920 0.01% $17.47 $19.40 $40,350 4.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,260 0.01% $17.35 $18.38 $38,230 4.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (8) (8) $20.74 $19.89 $41,380 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 910 0.01% $17.10 $18.34 $38,150 5.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 (7) $18.04 $19.03 $39,590 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,210 0.03% $14.04 $16.72 $34,790 5.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 240 (7) $18.36 $19.55 $40,660 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) (8) $29.79 $28.58 $59,460 2.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 1,280 0.01% $16.86 $17.67 $36,760 2.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,050 0.01% $17.48 $20.33 $42,280 6.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 5,970 0.07% $19.39 $21.58 $44,880 3.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 (7) $28.47 $28.79 $59,880 2.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 90 (7) $17.01 $18.85 $39,200 5.7 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 490 0.01% $23.05 $23.70 $49,290 3.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 (7) $18.04 $19.11 $39,750 2.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 (7) $26.30 $27.61 $57,440 5.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 (7) $25.50 $25.86 $53,790 3.7 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 140 (7) $19.75 $20.92 $43,520 5.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 140 (7) $19.75 $20.92 $43,520 5.4 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 580 0.01% $12.75 $13.89 $28,890 3.7 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 12,030 0.14% $9.14 $12.09 $25,150 3.4 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $16.00 $17.85 $37,120 19.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 250 (7) $12.20 $12.87 $26,770 3.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 (7) $18.09 $16.20 $33,700 7.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 (7) $10.67 $11.61 $24,160 5.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 110 (7) (4) (4) $49,350 19.1 %
27-2031 Dancers 4,920 0.06% $6.68 $8.08 (6) 5.3 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 1,200 0.01% $11.03 $15.91 (6) 6.8 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 760 0.01% $11.06 $16.88 (6) 12.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 160 (7) $7.07 $7.59 $15,780 6.9 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 2,490 0.03% $10.12 $13.36 $27,790 5.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 780 0.01% $14.99 $16.14 $33,570 2.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 60 (7) $15.64 $16.46 $34,230 5.8 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 40 (7) $17.43 $17.16 $35,700 16.4 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 370 (7) $12.03 $12.43 $25,850 6.3 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 350 (7) $15.15 $17.21 $35,790 7.8 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 100 (7) $16.17 $19.43 $40,410 5.7 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 2,690 0.03% $17.03 $18.97 $39,460 4.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,870 0.02% $19.10 $21.18 $44,060 3.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 340 (7) $11.74 $11.27 $23,430 2.9 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (8) (8) $10.44 $11.25 $23,390 5.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $10.25 $10.45 $21,740 5.0 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 23,760 0.27% $9.20 $10.23 $21,270 1.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 (7) $18.83 $18.81 $39,130 4.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 22,960 0.26% $9.15 $10.18 $21,180 2.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $12.20 $11.27 $23,440 4.2 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7,766,110 88.22% $7.32 $8.12 $16,900 0.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 86,520 0.98% $13.49 $15.13 $31,470 1.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 545,690 6.20% $11.84 $12.95 $26,940 0.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 617,720 7.02% $7.04 $7.29 $15,170 0.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 51,330 0.58% $9.60 $9.90 $20,580 0.9 %
35-2013 Cooks, Private Household 80 (7) $14.08 $13.29 $27,650 10.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 661,930 7.52% $9.23 $9.54 $19,840 0.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 171,920 1.95% $8.09 $8.41 $17,490 0.8 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 4,580 0.05% $9.80 $10.52 $21,880 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 423,470 4.81% $7.69 $7.92 $16,470 0.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 334,310 3.80% $7.33 $8.19 $17,030 0.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,706,680 19.39% $6.87 $7.05 $14,670 0.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 277,230 3.15% $7.47 $7.54 $15,690 0.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,875,840 21.31% $6.71 $7.56 $15,730 0.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 52,930 0.60% $6.87 $7.95 $16,530 1.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 265,320 3.01% $7.00 $7.17 $14,910 0.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 387,550 4.40% $7.22 $7.34 $15,260 0.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 279,440 3.17% $7.43 $7.66 $15,940 0.4 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 23,560 0.27% $7.35 $8.00 $16,630 2.0 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 65,130 0.74% $8.06 $8.63 $17,950 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 1,770 0.02% $12.59 $13.62 $28,330 1.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 (7) $17.26 $20.23 $42,080 12.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 50,370 0.57% $8.03 $8.47 $17,620 1.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10,130 0.12% $7.77 $8.21 $17,080 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 (7) $10.11 $11.00 $22,880 5.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2,620 0.03% $8.32 $9.30 $19,340 4.0 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 9,440 0.11% $7.52 $8.48 $17,640 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 (7) $15.97 $16.73 $34,790 3.8 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 220 (7) $7.54 $7.85 $16,320 2.2 %
39-3019 Gaming Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $9.94 $10.48 $21,810 9.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 590 0.01% $6.80 $7.08 $14,720 4.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 3,690 0.04% $7.11 $7.73 $16,070 2.5 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 440 0.01% $8.20 $8.45 $17,590 1.8 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 840 0.01% $7.02 $7.77 $16,160 4.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 540 0.01% $9.69 $10.53 $21,910 6.9 %
39-6012 Concierges 80 (7) $10.43 $10.39 $21,610 8.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 90 (7) $8.10 $8.76 $18,220 6.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 190 (7) $7.04 $7.14 $14,840 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 (7) $13.14 $15.19 $31,600 6.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 590 0.01% $7.11 $7.58 $15,780 4.1 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 950 0.01% $8.11 $9.67 $20,120 14.8 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 323,220 3.67% $7.34 $7.90 $16,430 0.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 12,630 0.14% $12.10 $13.25 $27,550 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 630 0.01% $13.14 $18.84 $39,190 14.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 284,120 3.23% $7.20 $7.42 $15,440 0.6 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (8) (8) $7.02 $8.11 $16,870 6.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (8) (8) $7.37 $7.93 $16,490 2.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 17,570 0.20% $8.04 $8.86 $18,420 1.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 (7) $11.33 $15.00 $31,190 11.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,620 0.02% $18.31 $19.38 $40,300 2.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 940 0.01% $17.20 $20.49 $42,610 6.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 (7) $9.86 $10.68 $22,200 9.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 (7) $8.30 $9.75 $20,270 5.8 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (8) (8) $8.77 $11.55 $24,020 14.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1,680 0.02% $11.48 $13.89 $28,900 7.9 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 82,550 0.94% $10.83 $11.66 $24,260 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,570 0.05% $16.58 $17.60 $36,610 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 1,530 0.02% $8.72 $10.05 $20,900 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 30 (7) $12.19 $12.78 $26,580 4.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,270 0.01% $12.53 $12.68 $26,370 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 25,790 0.29% $11.94 $12.43 $25,850 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,810 0.04% $11.18 $12.07 $25,110 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 240 (7) $11.80 $12.35 $25,680 3.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,180 0.04% $7.65 $9.49 $19,730 4.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 (7) $6.79 $7.22 $15,020 6.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 1,560 0.02% $8.57 $9.12 $18,980 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 3,010 0.03% $7.24 $8.11 $16,870 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 990 0.01% $14.07 $14.11 $29,350 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3,470 0.04% $10.07 $10.49 $21,830 1.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 440 0.01% $9.74 $10.18 $21,180 4.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 (7) $10.47 $11.34 $23,580 3.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 320 (7) $10.81 $11.78 $24,500 5.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 320 (7) $11.85 $12.72 $26,450 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,690 0.02% $11.00 $11.44 $23,790 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,750 0.05% $9.65 $9.86 $20,510 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 680 0.01% $9.67 $11.28 $23,450 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,470 0.04% $14.50 $15.32 $31,860 2.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,910 0.04% $10.57 $11.17 $23,240 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 (7) $10.16 $12.09 $25,150 12.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 (7) $11.34 $11.53 $23,970 5.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) (8) $11.08 $12.19 $25,350 5.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) (8) $9.24 $8.20 $17,050 20.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) (8) $11.55 $11.53 $23,980 6.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 15,950 0.18% $9.79 $10.29 $21,400 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 330 (7) $10.18 $10.69 $22,240 4.3 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (8) (8) $6.76 $8.02 $16,690 19.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) (8) $6.39 $6.38 $13,280 6.3 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 110 (7) $13.61 $15.42 $32,070 6.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 90 (7) $13.56 $14.43 $30,010 3.4 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 13,460 0.15% $11.77 $12.93 $26,890 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 610 0.01% $21.07 $21.62 $44,970 2.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 110 (7) $17.84 $16.58 $34,490 7.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 440 0.01% $16.73 $17.17 $35,710 2.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 (7) $17.60 $16.84 $35,030 6.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 (7) $17.74 $19.66 $40,900 7.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,490 0.12% $10.83 $12.18 $25,340 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) (8) $13.26 $13.57 $28,220 3.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 1,370 0.02% $12.30 $12.39 $25,780 2.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 (7) $9.10 $9.29 $19,320 5.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 (7) $15.33 $15.58 $32,400 2.6 %
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Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 46,150 0.52% $9.31 $9.95 $20,700 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,090 0.01% $14.17 $16.34 $33,990 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 33,370 0.38% $9.35 $9.82 $20,420 1.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,160 0.01% $9.94 $10.18 $21,180 2.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) (8) $9.97 $10.56 $21,970 7.2 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $9.92 $9.96 $20,720 5.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 2,290 0.03% $7.03 $7.58 $15,770 4.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 1,930 0.02% $8.39 $8.83 $18,360 2.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 1,060 0.01% $8.48 $9.05 $18,820 3.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 480 0.01% $9.94 $9.76 $20,300 2.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 (7) $10.52 $10.98 $22,840 12.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 (7) $16.39 $17.94 $37,320 7.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 450 0.01% $14.95 $14.97 $31,140 2.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 0.01% $12.64 $13.35 $27,760 6.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 (7) $8.15 $8.51 $17,700 8.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 490 0.01% $7.80 $8.50 $17,690 7.0 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $15.32 $14.55 $30,260 6.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,610 0.02% $8.26 $8.99 $18,690 4.0 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 196,170 2.23% $6.89 $7.93 $16,490 1.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 360 (7) $15.35 $16.29 $33,880 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,540 0.02% $15.36 $16.10 $33,490 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 152,850 1.74% $6.78 $7.62 $15,850 1.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 27,360 0.31% $6.87 $8.24 $17,130 2.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 (7) $7.90 $8.78 $18,260 4.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 220 (7) $7.66 $8.41 $17,490 10.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 1,660 0.02% $7.30 $8.37 $17,410 5.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 (7) $8.29 $8.90 $18,500 4.7 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 120 (7) $9.35 $10.62 $22,090 8.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (8) (8) $13.12 $13.70 $28,500 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 (7) $9.09 $9.11 $18,940 7.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6,500 0.07% $9.23 $9.57 $19,910 1.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,430 0.05% $8.57 $9.57 $19,900 6.5 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) (8) $6.92 $7.62 $15,850 10.2 %

About May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(6) There is wide variation in the number of hours worked by those employed as actors, dancers, musicians, and singers. Many jobs are for a duration of 1 day or 1 week and it is extremely rare for a performer to have guaranteed employment for a period that exceeds 3 to 6 months.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2008

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