Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA



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Major Occupational Groups in Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 44,380 $10.90 $14.37 $29,880 3.6 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,840 $29.39 $33.52 $69,720 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $67.42 $64.23 $133,590 9.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 500 $30.38 $35.38 $73,590 2.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $26.00 $30.95 $64,390 9.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $37.59 $39.20 $81,540 3.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $29.80 $29.39 $61,140 3.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $29.23 $31.92 $66,400 9.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $58,420 1.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $13.94 $15.30 $31,830 3.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (7) $14.27 $15.00 $31,210 4.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $31.13 $34.28 $71,300 6.5 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 740 $18.93 $20.24 $42,100 3.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $19.76 $20.53 $42,690 3.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 30 $21.04 $23.78 $49,460 5.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $12.73 $14.86 $30,910 6.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 40 $19.37 $20.09 $41,790 5.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 170 $17.84 $18.94 $39,390 3.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 50 $28.70 $27.73 $57,670 5.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $10.60 $12.40 $25,800 13.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 $21.28 $24.74 $51,460 15.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30 $22.08 $21.93 $45,600 4.1 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 460 $23.26 $23.30 $48,470 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $25.17 $25.51 $53,060 4.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $24.66 $24.78 $51,550 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $29.64 $28.37 $59,020 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $22.24 $21.78 $45,310 3.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $11.85 $12.19 $25,350 4.1 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 450 $16.00 $16.45 $34,220 2.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 60 $15.34 $15.60 $32,460 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $13.50 $14.36 $29,870 5.3 %
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Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 90 $20.10 $28.67 $59,630 10.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 $28.43 $35.96 $74,790 12.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $8.59 $8.62 $17,940 3.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $38,780 1.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 610 (4) (4) $38,830 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 260 (4) (4) $39,770 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $46,230 2.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $40,810 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $40,590 2.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 640 (4) (4) $17,000 6.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $12.83 $12.95 $26,940 4.2 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 2,110 $18.84 $23.72 $49,330 6.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $41.57 $42.12 $87,600 5.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (7) (5) $92.48 $192,350 14.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $13.40 $13.41 $27,890 14.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 80 $10.14 $11.74 $24,430 11.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 230 $13.25 $13.53 $28,140 2.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $9.05 $9.01 $18,730 2.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (7) $11.23 $10.60 $22,040 5.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 80 $8.85 $9.83 $20,450 4.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $12.28 $12.07 $25,100 1.9 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 830 $11.31 $11.83 $24,600 7.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 130 $13.98 $14.88 $30,950 9.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $15.21 $15.50 $32,230 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 330 $6.61 $6.93 $14,420 5.9 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,930 $6.56 $7.22 $15,030 2.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $10.05 $11.23 $23,360 7.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 380 $10.86 $10.91 $22,690 2.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 320 $6.28 $6.52 $13,570 5.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $7.31 $7.82 $16,260 4.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 470 $8.25 $8.42 $17,510 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $6.81 $6.77 $14,090 6.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 250 $6.91 $7.25 $15,090 3.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 80 $6.67 $7.22 $15,020 5.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 870 $6.22 $6.20 $12,900 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 60 $6.12 $6.05 $12,580 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,260 $6.19 $6.67 $13,880 7.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $7.30 $7.52 $15,640 4.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $7.22 $7.44 $15,470 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 260 $6.27 $6.36 $13,240 4.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 $6.91 $6.83 $14,200 2.7 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,540 $7.79 $8.56 $17,810 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $13.43 $14.47 $30,090 4.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $7.84 $8.30 $17,270 4.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 200 $6.63 $6.93 $14,420 3.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 150 $6.86 $8.19 $17,030 12.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 250 $7.91 $8.21 $17,070 3.2 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,080 $6.59 $7.65 $15,920 3.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $10.47 $12.57 $26,150 13.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $6.14 $6.21 $12,920 3.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $8.95 $9.02 $18,770 3.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $6.24 $6.42 $13,350 3.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 90 $10.93 $10.40 $21,630 8.5 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,260 $7.95 $11.12 $23,130 4.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 420 $11.85 $14.50 $30,150 5.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 $24.17 $26.30 $54,710 4.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,420 $7.05 $7.22 $15,010 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $6.86 $8.39 $17,450 7.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (7) $11.79 $11.64 $24,210 10.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,510 $7.26 $9.48 $19,720 6.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $18.52 $18.40 $38,280 9.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 50 $16.85 $18.18 $37,810 12.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 320 $18.43 $24.09 $50,110 9.2 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6,500 $10.65 $11.60 $24,130 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 530 $15.19 $16.74 $34,830 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $8.97 $9.06 $18,840 4.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $11.89 $12.25 $25,480 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 120 $12.06 $11.76 $24,470 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 390 $11.61 $11.98 $24,920 1.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 140 $9.75 $9.76 $20,290 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $6.64 $6.79 $14,130 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $12.01 $12.23 $25,430 8.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $8.57 $9.67 $20,110 8.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $13.86 $14.05 $29,230 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 $8.38 $8.71 $18,110 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 $9.08 $10.16 $21,130 3.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $13.05 $13.05 $27,150 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $10.07 $12.95 $26,940 16.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $13.04 $14.77 $30,730 7.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 100 $19.76 $19.79 $41,160 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $13.53 $14.71 $30,600 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 130 $12.08 $12.24 $25,460 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 590 $8.47 $9.15 $19,040 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $8.90 $9.81 $20,400 11.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 60 $8.84 $9.00 $18,710 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $8.64 $9.16 $19,050 3.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 750 $9.22 $9.49 $19,740 2.4 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 40 $8.74 $9.44 $19,630 8.6 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,230 $11.74 $12.96 $26,960 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $18.98 $20.22 $42,060 3.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 250 $12.51 $12.50 $26,000 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $12.02 $12.18 $25,330 5.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 600 $9.09 $9.42 $19,580 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 $10.89 $12.64 $26,290 6.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $16.27 $16.60 $34,540 6.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $11.67 $11.37 $23,650 5.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $15.37 $15.96 $33,200 4.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 $12.47 $12.48 $25,960 3.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $9.02 $9.01 $18,740 3.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 60 $9.85 $9.88 $20,560 4.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $10.04 $10.06 $20,930 3.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $11.81 $11.74 $24,420 2.9 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,800 $14.73 $15.24 $31,690 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $20.82 $21.78 $45,310 3.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $13.92 $13.98 $29,080 6.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 30 $15.53 $16.68 $34,690 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.73 $9.68 $20,140 4.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $17.03 $16.08 $33,450 10.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 620 $13.95 $13.95 $29,010 4.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $14.07 $15.34 $31,920 7.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $8.79 $11.05 $22,970 11.7 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 5,150 $10.81 $13.08 $27,200 8.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 270 $21.23 $22.10 $45,970 5.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,170 $9.50 $9.25 $19,240 4.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (7) $9.00 $9.20 $19,140 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $8.81 $9.08 $18,880 4.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $9.82 $10.36 $21,550 7.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $16.26 $16.75 $34,830 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 90 $11.09 $11.62 $24,160 3.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $11.93 $12.36 $25,710 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $6.91 $7.09 $14,740 3.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $7.81 $7.72 $16,060 2.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $6.57 $6.77 $14,070 6.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $10.61 $11.93 $24,820 10.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $14.85 $14.99 $31,190 7.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (7) $9.33 $9.70 $20,170 3.3 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $10.77 $13.37 $27,810 21.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.40 $10.31 $21,450 5.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 450 $8.78 $8.60 $17,880 2.6 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3,290 $9.04 $10.90 $22,670 6.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $19.11 $18.40 $38,270 6.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $18.00 $17.93 $37,300 5.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 200 $6.11 $6.07 $12,640 4.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $7.43 $9.20 $19,130 10.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 410 $11.21 $12.05 $25,060 6.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 270 $10.06 $12.17 $25,300 6.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 860 $8.50 $9.25 $19,240 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (7) $6.63 $6.86 $14,260 3.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $10.60 $11.53 $23,970 10.9 %

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area 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.

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

(7) Estimates not released.

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




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