Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA



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Major Occupational Groups in Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN 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 105,070 $12.60 $15.43 $32,100 1.6 %
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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 5,280 $29.23 $34.52 $71,810 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 280 $59.52 $63.25 $131,570 4.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,380 $35.08 $41.06 $85,400 2.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $20.49 $23.42 $48,710 7.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 200 $28.22 $31.56 $65,640 6.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 220 $35.98 $36.85 $76,650 3.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $24.36 $25.53 $53,100 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $23.90 $25.91 $53,900 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 290 $34.85 $36.28 $75,460 8.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 420 $29.00 $32.75 $68,110 3.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 $23.61 $25.25 $52,510 2.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $25.15 $27.38 $56,950 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $31.36 $32.26 $67,090 6.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $26.38 $31.59 $65,700 6.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 $26.17 $29.13 $60,590 3.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $66,250 3.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 270 $31.47 $34.01 $70,740 4.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $33.58 $39.30 $81,740 5.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $17.21 $18.62 $38,740 3.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $20.48 $22.02 $45,810 6.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 320 $26.95 $28.94 $60,190 4.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 250 $18.77 $19.94 $41,480 7.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $17.78 $19.66 $40,900 4.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $33.12 $35.76 $74,390 4.3 %
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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 3,360 $20.11 $21.59 $44,910 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $18.02 $19.32 $40,190 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $19.71 $20.65 $42,950 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 150 $20.55 $21.25 $44,200 6.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $21.13 $21.61 $44,940 5.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $22.02 $21.40 $44,510 3.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 130 $15.36 $16.79 $34,930 5.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 160 $16.94 $17.79 $37,000 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $17.84 $19.91 $41,420 5.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 130 $27.39 $28.23 $58,710 3.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 460 $22.15 $23.66 $49,210 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 840 $19.62 $20.60 $42,840 2.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $19.49 $20.45 $42,540 3.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $22.58 $23.04 $47,920 3.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 $18.49 $22.50 $46,790 11.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 110 $24.93 $28.15 $58,540 5.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $21.01 $19.06 $39,640 2.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (7) $14.58 $16.14 $33,570 3.5 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $33.77 $34.65 $72,070 2.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 230 $17.89 $21.88 $45,500 7.2 %
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Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2,430 $21.64 $23.29 $48,450 4.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 310 $17.84 $19.83 $41,240 7.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 210 $24.42 $25.28 $52,570 2.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 360 $33.58 $34.15 $71,030 6.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 630 $13.54 $15.04 $31,290 7.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 270 $28.00 $27.57 $57,340 2.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 $21.94 $24.74 $51,470 8.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 180 $21.98 $22.21 $46,200 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $21.05 $21.58 $44,890 3.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (7) $20.89 $23.48 $48,840 11.5 %
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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 1,850 $21.24 $23.89 $49,700 5.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 130 $16.73 $19.04 $39,610 10.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $15.87 $19.95 $41,490 12.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 240 $25.25 $27.03 $56,230 4.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (7) $33.70 $35.22 $73,250 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (7) $33.59 $34.15 $71,030 5.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 $25.30 $25.88 $53,820 3.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (7) $39.33 $40.75 $84,760 4.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $13.07 $14.49 $30,140 5.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $20.47 $21.76 $45,260 8.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $17.33 $18.83 $39,170 12.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $16.85 $18.43 $38,340 4.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $18.37 $19.27 $40,080 4.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $19.01 $18.73 $38,970 4.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $13.99 $16.67 $34,660 10.6 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,010 $17.16 $19.40 $40,350 4.9 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists (7) $18.28 $21.48 $44,690 6.5 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 130 $16.62 $18.73 $38,950 2.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 30 $16.20 $16.93 $35,210 4.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 70 $17.56 $20.74 $43,140 9.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $18.90 $21.55 $44,820 10.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $25.24 $28.07 $58,380 6.5 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 240 $12.86 $13.99 $29,100 2.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $17.67 $17.22 $35,820 4.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 80 $16.03 $15.92 $33,100 4.0 %
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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 1,460 $14.36 $14.97 $31,140 3.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $19.71 $19.62 $40,810 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (7) $16.14 $17.53 $36,460 2.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 $18.78 $18.62 $38,720 3.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 190 $16.73 $17.53 $36,450 4.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $14.71 $14.54 $30,250 8.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 460 $8.95 $9.88 $20,540 3.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 $14.18 $14.38 $29,900 4.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $16.59 $16.99 $35,350 2.9 %
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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 620 $20.84 $26.82 $55,780 8.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 260 $34.87 $39.08 $81,280 8.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 210 $16.99 $18.39 $38,260 5.4 %
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Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,800 $18.01 $18.82 $39,150 4.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $64,750 1.5 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $51,830 1.4 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $64,750 1.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $58,520 4.3 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $56,080 1.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $55,140 1.5 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $54,400 1.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $66,140 8.0 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $62,090 6.4 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $43,630 1.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $44,900 1.2 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $46,980 1.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $21.10 $19.59 $40,740 6.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 380 $8.24 $8.60 $17,890 6.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 40 (4) (4) $35,330 4.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,270 (4) (4) $39,830 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 130 (4) (4) $39,250 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 630 (4) (4) $39,800 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $41,320 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 (4) (4) $41,240 3.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $41,890 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $42,120 3.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (7) (4) (4) $39,220 6.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $19.24 $19.24 $40,020 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (7) $12.48 $13.50 $28,080 1.7 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 130 $16.40 $18.93 $39,380 1.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $24.30 $24.92 $51,830 4.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 920 (4) (4) $21,120 4.2 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,260 $13.99 $15.79 $32,840 4.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (7) $13.89 $15.40 $32,030 14.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.22 $9.19 $19,110 3.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $13.86 $14.48 $30,120 2.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 60 $12.64 $13.52 $28,120 8.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $20.16 $24.18 $50,300 17.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $10.54 $12.30 $25,590 13.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (7) $17.07 $17.85 $37,130 2.5 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $14.21 $16.65 $34,620 7.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $26.69 $27.64 $57,490 6.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $18.95 $18.07 $37,580 5.3 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $13.87 $14.32 $29,780 9.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $10.42 $12.73 $26,480 12.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $8.45 $10.09 $20,980 9.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 30 $10.50 $12.63 $26,270 15.5 %
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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 5,290 $19.84 $24.68 $51,330 2.9 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $26.27 $32.27 $67,130 18.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (5) $72.48 $150,760 9.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $18.29 $19.32 $40,180 3.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $51.19 $59.02 $122,760 7.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $35.79 $34.04 $70,800 3.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $89.18 $185,490 10.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 150 $51.96 $57.57 $119,740 11.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $29.91 $30.06 $62,520 5.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,980 $21.41 $22.43 $46,650 3.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $22.55 $23.19 $48,240 4.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $27.57 $27.71 $57,630 1.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $12.37 $12.44 $25,870 4.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $16.89 $17.04 $35,450 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $23.51 $23.18 $48,220 2.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $19.18 $19.72 $41,010 6.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 160 $13.43 $13.80 $28,700 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 170 $23.68 $22.98 $47,800 5.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 70 $17.68 $17.94 $37,320 4.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 110 $9.09 $9.86 $20,510 4.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $11.68 $12.20 $25,380 3.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $14.77 $15.10 $31,400 7.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $10.46 $11.36 $23,630 5.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 690 $13.54 $13.80 $28,710 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $10.55 $11.18 $23,250 3.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $10.87 $11.90 $24,750 3.2 %
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Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,970 $9.86 $10.22 $21,270 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 860 $8.94 $9.01 $18,750 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,250 $9.96 $10.08 $20,970 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $16.02 $15.36 $31,940 5.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 100 $9.93 $10.25 $21,320 4.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $6.64 $6.96 $14,470 5.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 130 $10.37 $11.21 $23,320 5.8 %
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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 1,370 $12.76 $14.70 $30,580 7.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $18.53 $17.09 $35,550 14.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 70 $16.02 $16.85 $35,050 7.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $24.15 $26.81 $55,770 6.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 280 $21.29 $21.35 $44,410 3.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 460 $8.30 $9.28 $19,300 3.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 120 $11.54 $11.38 $23,660 7.6 %
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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 9,570 $7.07 $7.70 $16,010 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $16.82 $16.33 $33,960 3.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 830 $10.02 $10.82 $22,500 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 460 $6.95 $7.03 $14,620 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $8.46 $8.89 $18,480 7.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 740 $8.39 $8.72 $18,140 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $7.96 $7.95 $16,530 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 420 $8.28 $8.50 $17,680 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 700 $6.42 $6.59 $13,710 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,970 $7.44 $7.56 $15,720 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 420 $6.83 $7.34 $15,260 5.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,140 $6.28 $6.57 $13,660 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $6.98 $7.19 $14,940 5.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $6.58 $6.72 $13,980 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $6.55 $6.59 $13,700 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 470 $6.82 $7.21 $14,990 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 3,530 $9.10 $9.93 $20,650 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $11.46 $13.46 $27,990 4.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $16.56 $17.38 $36,160 8.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,760 $9.54 $10.13 $21,070 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,020 $7.43 $7.57 $15,750 3.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 470 $10.62 $11.53 $23,980 3.6 %
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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 3,310 $8.10 $9.59 $19,940 3.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 160 $13.69 $15.71 $32,680 7.5 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 270 $9.30 $10.66 $22,180 10.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 220 $8.05 $7.95 $16,550 4.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 380 $6.83 $7.63 $15,860 3.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 500 $12.45 $13.12 $27,280 4.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 600 $6.66 $6.92 $14,390 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 420 $7.81 $8.02 $16,670 4.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 170 $10.22 $10.93 $22,730 6.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $9.93 $11.48 $23,870 5.7 %
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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 12,280 $9.81 $13.66 $28,410 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,030 $14.42 $16.32 $33,950 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $25.82 $27.54 $57,280 5.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,090 $7.40 $7.48 $15,570 0.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 760 $6.86 $7.89 $16,420 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 340 $13.52 $14.16 $29,450 3.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,640 $8.77 $10.79 $22,440 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $15.79 $16.22 $33,740 5.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 450 $21.13 $27.08 $56,330 8.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 $20.74 $25.88 $53,840 12.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 160 $13.40 $14.84 $30,870 6.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (7) $19.19 $20.15 $41,900 5.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 380 $22.70 $25.32 $52,660 6.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,260 $21.20 $24.43 $50,820 3.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $8.81 $11.88 $24,710 8.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $20.58 $23.13 $48,110 16.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 270 $9.36 $9.88 $20,540 4.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 150 $15.90 $21.26 $44,210 9.9 %
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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 18,590 $11.72 $12.50 $26,000 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 950 $16.75 $17.62 $36,660 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.54 $9.83 $20,450 3.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 480 $10.78 $12.00 $24,960 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $12.40 $12.58 $26,170 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,660 $12.32 $12.69 $26,400 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $13.99 $14.84 $30,860 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.06 $13.56 $28,210 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 580 $10.02 $10.27 $21,360 2.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (7) $13.01 $13.24 $27,530 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $14.77 $14.88 $30,940 2.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (7) $13.99 $14.35 $29,840 5.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,490 $12.09 $12.62 $26,250 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $10.06 $10.32 $21,470 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 330 $7.91 $7.85 $16,340 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 220 $10.23 $10.50 $21,830 3.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $9.16 $10.00 $20,810 9.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $11.54 $12.43 $25,860 3.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $12.13 $12.34 $25,660 4.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $12.91 $13.47 $28,010 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $13.74 $14.69 $30,560 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 970 $10.07 $10.20 $21,220 2.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 260 $13.89 $14.54 $30,250 8.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 70 $16.20 $16.82 $34,990 3.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $9.91 $10.08 $20,970 3.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (7) $16.12 $15.96 $33,190 2.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $12.64 $12.63 $26,270 2.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $19.03 $18.52 $38,520 2.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 $21.95 $20.92 $43,520 2.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 240 $18.87 $17.93 $37,290 2.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $16.57 $17.07 $35,500 4.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 730 $10.88 $11.57 $24,070 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,450 $8.76 $9.50 $19,760 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $8.54 $9.67 $20,110 7.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,020 $14.48 $15.36 $31,950 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $13.19 $13.56 $28,210 6.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $10.48 $10.64 $22,140 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,060 $11.70 $12.42 $25,830 3.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 $13.88 $14.64 $30,440 4.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 470 $10.46 $10.64 $22,130 2.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 140 $12.10 $12.90 $26,830 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 330 $11.36 $11.75 $24,440 5.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 100 $10.25 $10.44 $21,720 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,000 $10.62 $10.99 $22,870 1.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 80 $12.65 $13.21 $27,470 3.0 %
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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 160 $12.67 $13.05 $27,150 5.7 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 30 $12.96 $12.51 $26,020 5.8 %
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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 5,680 $15.07 $16.28 $33,860 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 500 $23.67 $24.50 $50,960 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $21.39 $22.37 $46,520 7.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,160 $13.50 $14.49 $30,130 4.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 430 $14.02 $14.24 $29,630 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 570 $12.40 $12.34 $25,670 1.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $16.03 $16.03 $33,350 3.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 460 $16.13 $16.27 $33,830 2.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 140 $22.05 $21.07 $43,820 8.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 50 $16.44 $16.49 $34,310 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 600 $18.39 $18.43 $38,330 5.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers 50 $12.46 $13.14 $27,340 2.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 $13.26 $13.60 $28,290 2.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $20.02 $19.74 $41,060 4.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $13.81 $14.08 $29,290 2.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 240 $17.78 $17.52 $36,450 2.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $12.98 $13.29 $27,650 4.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 200 $9.81 $9.99 $20,770 5.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (7) $13.09 $13.16 $27,370 4.8 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 50 $10.42 $10.65 $22,160 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $21.40 $21.31 $44,320 2.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $16.71 $15.85 $32,980 5.1 %
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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 4,270 $16.11 $16.53 $34,390 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $19.57 $20.50 $42,640 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 200 $16.24 $16.98 $35,330 8.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140 $21.73 $20.20 $42,010 8.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (7) $12.49 $13.45 $27,980 8.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (7) $22.48 $21.30 $44,290 4.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $16.42 $16.57 $34,460 5.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 100 $20.00 $19.68 $40,930 3.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $16.97 $17.12 $35,600 5.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 550 $15.43 $16.27 $33,840 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 390 $16.20 $15.98 $33,230 2.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 110 $14.01 $13.97 $29,050 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $17.64 $17.59 $36,590 2.7 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (7) $13.26 $13.72 $28,530 6.0 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (7) $11.98 $12.34 $25,670 13.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 130 $10.27 $11.03 $22,940 6.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 280 $17.63 $17.26 $35,890 3.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $17.29 $16.79 $34,920 5.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 $17.76 $17.04 $35,430 6.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 710 $14.78 $14.83 $30,840 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $10.63 $12.37 $25,740 13.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (7) $25.14 $25.20 $52,410 4.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $13.29 $14.36 $29,860 5.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (7) $12.89 $13.13 $27,310 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $10.06 $10.72 $22,310 5.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $20.62 $18.76 $39,030 7.7 %
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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 6,640 $11.95 $13.05 $27,140 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 600 $17.95 $18.55 $38,580 4.9 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 50 $14.33 $14.40 $29,940 15.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 170 $12.60 $12.40 $25,790 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 990 $11.61 $12.22 $25,420 5.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 170 $8.69 $9.60 $19,970 7.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 240 $10.52 $11.34 $23,590 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $12.50 $12.32 $25,630 2.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 100 $8.45 $9.04 $18,800 4.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $9.25 $10.42 $21,680 12.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $18.03 $15.70 $32,650 16.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $17.47 $16.33 $33,980 7.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $16.44 $16.37 $34,050 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 480 $14.78 $14.74 $30,660 2.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $15.14 $14.82 $30,820 5.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 80 $8.69 $10.07 $20,950 3.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $13.63 $13.60 $28,290 5.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $15.04 $14.07 $29,260 8.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $11.51 $12.85 $26,720 6.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $9.85 $9.61 $19,980 3.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 $9.40 $9.36 $19,460 2.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 160 $11.81 $11.92 $24,790 2.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 70 $10.12 $10.38 $21,600 3.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (7) $10.55 $11.85 $24,640 5.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $18.72 $19.14 $39,820 1.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $18.42 $17.97 $37,370 3.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $17.67 $18.03 $37,500 9.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.05 $11.82 $24,590 3.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $8.36 $9.08 $18,890 9.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $15.36 $16.20 $33,700 7.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $12.47 $13.62 $28,320 4.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $9.73 $10.49 $21,810 6.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $14.62 $14.35 $29,850 2.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $16.50 $19.62 $40,820 16.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $9.60 $10.24 $21,290 5.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 60 $15.51 $16.33 $33,970 10.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 270 $9.19 $9.94 $20,670 8.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 60 $10.71 $12.12 $25,200 7.7 %
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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 8,360 $11.33 $12.46 $25,910 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $16.14 $17.35 $36,080 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $20.62 $21.76 $45,270 3.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $39,940 10.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 310 $11.89 $12.05 $25,060 3.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 530 $11.20 $11.73 $24,390 8.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,960 $15.38 $15.70 $32,670 2.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 700 $10.72 $11.78 $24,500 6.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $7.72 $8.01 $16,670 5.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (7) $6.85 $7.83 $16,300 6.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 170 $8.76 $9.32 $19,390 5.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $14.65 $15.33 $31,880 5.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $19.21 $19.09 $39,700 6.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $15.77 $16.31 $33,920 4.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 370 $11.54 $12.19 $25,350 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 410 $8.21 $9.08 $18,880 7.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,910 $10.05 $10.65 $22,150 3.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $11.24 $11.47 $23,860 7.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 730 $7.73 $7.90 $16,430 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $12.58 $13.30 $27,670 3.5 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 50 $12.09 $14.22 $29,580 12.5 %

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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