Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA



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Major Occupational Groups in Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC 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 161,090 $12.19 $14.61 $30,400 1.0 %
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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 6,150 $32.16 $39.06 $81,250 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 (5) $77.20 $160,580 3.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,910 $38.04 $46.23 $96,160 3.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $20.54 $29.50 $61,350 11.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $43.29 $50.36 $104,750 5.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 490 $38.84 $44.45 $92,450 3.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $26.40 $29.98 $62,350 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 180 $33.35 $34.67 $72,110 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 530 $32.97 $38.92 $80,950 5.5 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 80 $23.62 $28.30 $58,860 3.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $26.41 $31.62 $65,770 4.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 620 $31.99 $34.79 $72,360 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 130 $27.14 $30.48 $63,400 3.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $24.69 $28.33 $58,920 2.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $13.71 $14.24 $29,630 3.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 280 (4) (4) $58,060 4.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $26.44 $27.00 $56,170 1.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 210 $33.28 $35.92 $74,710 3.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $20.18 $21.06 $43,810 5.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $23.92 $23.30 $48,460 6.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $23.22 $24.08 $50,080 8.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $29.89 $32.43 $67,450 4.2 %
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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 2,710 $20.58 $22.46 $46,720 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $21.56 $24.41 $50,780 7.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 330 $19.20 $20.12 $41,850 1.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $15.59 $16.24 $33,770 1.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $16.45 $17.74 $36,890 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $19.23 $19.70 $40,980 2.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 210 $16.98 $20.14 $41,890 4.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $21.27 $23.26 $48,390 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $20.30 $20.44 $42,510 3.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 30 $19.76 $21.33 $44,360 2.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $30.84 $34.61 $71,990 4.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 230 $22.13 $22.16 $46,100 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 670 $21.95 $24.56 $51,090 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $16.82 $17.90 $37,230 2.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (7) $18.50 $20.43 $42,490 2.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $18.94 $19.74 $41,060 3.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $27.05 $29.80 $61,980 8.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $24.18 $26.01 $54,100 7.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $16.96 $19.03 $39,570 5.1 %
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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 800 $22.36 $23.86 $49,630 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 170 $26.78 $27.36 $56,920 2.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $35.83 $36.05 $74,990 5.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $31.52 $32.70 $68,020 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $17.07 $17.80 $37,020 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $24.65 $24.77 $51,530 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $22.54 $22.05 $45,870 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $19.66 $20.15 $41,900 2.8 %
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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 1,260 $22.06 $23.58 $49,050 2.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $17.36 $24.26 $50,460 20.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (7) $33.20 $33.53 $69,740 2.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 $25.37 $27.81 $57,840 11.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $29.29 $28.99 $60,300 2.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $19.36 $20.49 $42,630 5.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 310 $24.17 $24.88 $51,740 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 220 $27.93 $28.04 $58,330 5.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $19.86 $21.86 $45,470 5.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $21.24 $20.54 $42,730 3.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 $15.98 $16.41 $34,140 3.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $13.40 $14.86 $30,900 4.7 %
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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 480 $18.77 $20.91 $43,500 4.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $15.83 $15.97 $33,230 4.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $29.95 $35.89 $74,650 6.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $20.56 $21.15 $43,980 2.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $15.67 $16.85 $35,050 4.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 50 $8.36 $9.00 $18,730 4.7 %
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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 2,310 $14.27 $14.90 $31,000 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $13.85 $14.70 $30,580 2.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $18.13 $18.25 $37,970 3.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $15.24 $15.16 $31,530 4.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $17.19 $17.72 $36,860 1.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $16.16 $16.90 $35,160 2.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 320 $13.66 $14.56 $30,290 3.5 %
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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 350 $18.84 $24.30 $50,540 8.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $29.65 $34.72 $72,220 10.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $13.26 $14.26 $29,660 3.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $12.54 $13.28 $27,620 2.9 %
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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 9,140 $15.57 $15.36 $31,950 3.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $46,470 1.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $41,760 4.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $42,880 2.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $45,680 1.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $50,120 1.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $49,960 1.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $45,590 1.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $42,650 1.9 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $47,140 1.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 530 $8.11 $9.16 $19,050 5.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $36,910 3.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,170 (4) (4) $35,830 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 770 (4) (4) $35,330 1.8 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $36,390 4.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 820 (4) (4) $35,470 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $39,570 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 370 (4) (4) $35,310 3.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 100 (4) (4) $35,030 3.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $33,740 2.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 160 $15.11 $14.93 $31,050 1.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 $6.46 $9.05 $18,820 4.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 310 (4) (4) $29,670 10.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $19.34 $19.52 $40,600 1.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $11.91 $11.91 $24,770 1.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $21.74 $21.57 $44,860 2.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,720 (4) (4) $16,600 1.4 %
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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 860 $14.19 $18.54 $38,570 6.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 80 $26.24 $33.13 $68,900 16.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $7.11 $7.64 $15,900 6.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $15.51 $17.70 $36,810 5.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $15.24 $15.33 $31,890 8.7 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $8.85 $9.87 $20,520 7.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $26,420 8.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $9.51 $9.54 $19,850 2.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $20.47 $23.65 $49,180 4.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 $12.41 $12.90 $26,840 4.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $9.60 $10.34 $21,500 14.9 %
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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 6,510 $20.81 $25.57 $53,190 3.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (5) $86.01 $178,900 12.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $20.40 $20.60 $42,860 2.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $39.48 $37.72 $78,460 4.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 (5) $79.38 $165,110 5.6 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) $67.82 $74.33 $154,600 6.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) (5) (5) 10.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (7) $41.93 $53.78 $111,860 10.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 $33.44 $39.77 $82,720 21.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,560 $22.30 $23.20 $48,250 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 150 $24.26 $24.24 $50,420 6.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $25.98 $26.59 $55,320 2.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $19.82 $20.13 $41,870 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $23.56 $24.04 $50,010 3.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $42.49 $46.33 $96,360 6.5 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (7) $63.99 $60.10 $125,000 3.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $19.19 $19.73 $41,040 1.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $13.48 $13.87 $28,850 1.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $25.34 $25.54 $53,110 5.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $19.08 $18.93 $39,370 5.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $22.70 $23.24 $48,350 3.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 220 $12.92 $12.84 $26,700 1.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 410 $9.95 $10.64 $22,130 2.0 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (7) $16.60 $16.84 $35,040 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $12.69 $12.47 $25,930 9.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 540 $16.40 $16.40 $34,110 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 $10.45 $10.99 $22,860 2.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $12.88 $15.11 $31,430 5.0 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 80 $10.61 $14.21 $29,560 15.0 %
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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 3,920 $9.73 $10.06 $20,930 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,160 $8.25 $8.35 $17,360 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,830 $9.80 $9.85 $20,500 1.9 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $16.83 $16.52 $34,370 3.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $17.12 $17.46 $36,320 1.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $12.69 $12.67 $26,360 4.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $11.70 $11.70 $24,340 3.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $13.93 $14.15 $29,420 1.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $10.29 $10.84 $22,550 7.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $10.25 $10.68 $22,220 1.6 %
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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 2,720 $12.40 $13.06 $27,170 2.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 150 $18.85 $20.00 $41,600 2.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $20.89 $21.63 $44,990 7.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 270 $12.75 $13.77 $28,640 5.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 790 $12.45 $12.58 $26,170 3.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $16.03 $17.08 $35,520 4.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 500 $14.87 $15.81 $32,890 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 590 $8.01 $8.92 $18,540 4.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 110 $7.28 $7.38 $15,350 3.4 %
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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 11,340 $6.95 $7.97 $16,580 3.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $16.10 $18.36 $38,190 6.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 950 $12.91 $14.07 $29,260 4.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 450 $7.07 $7.11 $14,780 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $9.06 $9.45 $19,650 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 690 $9.06 $9.15 $19,040 3.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 450 $7.54 $7.49 $15,580 6.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (7) $6.73 $7.01 $14,580 6.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 260 $6.42 $7.40 $15,390 10.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,940 $6.68 $6.87 $14,280 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 160 $7.28 $7.23 $15,050 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,500 $6.27 $7.47 $15,540 10.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 210 $7.67 $7.81 $16,240 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $7.51 $7.37 $15,340 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $7.18 $7.20 $14,970 3.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 420 $6.61 $6.83 $14,200 3.5 %
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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 3,620 $8.55 $9.29 $19,320 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $13.06 $13.86 $28,820 4.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $13.89 $15.93 $33,130 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,720 $8.44 $8.81 $18,330 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 730 $7.49 $7.43 $15,460 3.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $11.33 $11.67 $24,280 8.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 820 $9.68 $9.91 $20,600 2.6 %
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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 2,150 $8.58 $9.26 $19,260 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $12.79 $13.69 $28,480 6.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $9.35 $9.18 $19,090 3.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.04 $6.06 $12,610 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 160 $6.81 $7.20 $14,980 3.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $8.88 $9.66 $20,090 5.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $7.63 $8.06 $16,760 4.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $11.10 $11.38 $23,660 2.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $8.67 $9.55 $19,870 2.8 %
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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 13,760 $10.15 $14.41 $29,970 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,600 $14.22 $16.80 $34,940 5.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 380 $22.85 $24.40 $50,760 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,050 $7.38 $7.56 $15,720 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $10.73 $12.12 $25,220 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $12.31 $12.04 $25,040 8.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,950 $9.00 $11.90 $24,740 5.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $14.09 $15.08 $31,360 3.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 200 $17.38 $24.93 $51,850 12.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 190 $15.36 $18.30 $38,060 6.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 420 $18.51 $23.00 $47,840 11.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,800 $21.44 $26.91 $55,970 5.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $10.48 $11.91 $24,780 4.4 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 80 $15.11 $18.12 $37,690 12.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 80 $36.21 $36.26 $75,410 12.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 90 $9.95 $10.28 $21,380 8.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 150 $11.43 $13.49 $28,050 8.7 %
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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 23,570 $11.75 $12.50 $25,990 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,280 $17.54 $18.56 $38,610 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 260 $10.00 $10.04 $20,890 1.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 340 $12.55 $13.19 $27,430 1.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 600 $11.66 $12.21 $25,400 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,740 $12.77 $13.40 $27,880 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 330 $13.08 $13.09 $27,230 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $12.38 $13.12 $27,290 6.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 470 $10.18 $10.39 $21,610 4.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $12.57 $14.80 $30,770 1.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $13.03 $13.53 $28,140 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,310 $12.52 $12.68 $26,380 1.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 160 $13.10 $13.25 $27,560 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $9.69 $9.64 $20,040 2.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $8.06 $8.47 $17,620 7.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $10.50 $10.72 $22,300 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $9.81 $9.59 $19,960 1.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $12.41 $12.43 $25,850 7.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 (7) (7) (7) (7)
43-4151 Order Clerks 450 $12.42 $12.72 $26,460 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 240 $12.99 $13.31 $27,680 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,020 $9.94 $10.14 $21,090 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $11.77 $13.67 $28,430 4.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 60 $13.87 $14.51 $30,190 3.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $11.87 $11.78 $24,510 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 $18.08 $17.91 $37,260 3.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $12.77 $12.69 $26,400 3.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $19.68 $19.86 $41,310 1.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 360 $19.67 $19.68 $40,940 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 $18.97 $18.12 $37,690 3.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 560 $12.85 $14.05 $29,210 1.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,630 $10.94 $11.39 $23,690 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,710 $10.01 $10.56 $21,970 3.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 150 $11.46 $11.86 $24,660 2.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,530 $14.28 $15.16 $31,520 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 270 $15.00 $14.71 $30,600 2.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 630 $11.05 $11.38 $23,670 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,410 $11.06 $11.27 $23,430 1.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 $13.37 $13.43 $27,940 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 $10.34 $10.76 $22,390 2.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 $13.10 $14.98 $31,170 6.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $10.68 $10.64 $22,130 5.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,760 $10.29 $10.50 $21,830 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $12.31 $13.16 $27,380 3.3 %
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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 60 $12.17 $12.11 $25,180 7.9 %
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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 4,100 $13.21 $14.15 $29,440 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 470 $20.22 $20.65 $42,950 4.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $18.71 $17.90 $37,220 5.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 590 $13.05 $13.30 $27,670 3.1 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 30 $12.86 $13.01 $27,070 4.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $13.98 $13.80 $28,710 6.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 650 $10.81 $10.58 $22,000 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $13.95 $14.77 $30,720 5.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 370 $18.77 $17.67 $36,760 6.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 440 $14.14 $14.62 $30,400 2.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $12.26 $12.22 $25,420 2.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 120 $12.34 $13.03 $27,100 2.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $13.90 $14.22 $29,570 3.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $12.05 $11.99 $24,930 2.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 250 $13.39 $13.36 $27,790 3.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $11.00 $11.51 $23,930 8.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $8.02 $8.93 $18,570 6.0 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 100 $10.15 $10.23 $21,290 3.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $12.45 $12.25 $25,480 5.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $17.79 $17.75 $36,930 1.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $10.97 $11.21 $23,330 2.1 %
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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 6,010 $15.00 $15.87 $33,020 1.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 560 $21.58 $23.10 $48,050 1.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $18.72 $18.84 $39,180 8.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $14.26 $15.24 $31,700 2.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $18.79 $18.39 $38,240 3.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 650 $17.44 $18.24 $37,940 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 340 $15.49 $15.53 $32,290 2.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $12.82 $11.94 $24,840 8.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $16.41 $16.14 $33,570 6.1 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $12.93 $13.25 $27,560 7.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $10.80 $10.83 $22,530 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 260 $13.23 $13.52 $28,120 6.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 570 $13.83 $14.47 $30,090 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,950 $13.95 $14.39 $29,920 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 $14.18 $14.50 $30,170 3.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $11.32 $13.58 $28,250 8.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $20.20 $20.08 $41,770 5.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 90 $14.82 $14.13 $29,390 8.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $10.52 $11.07 $23,030 5.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $12.49 $13.26 $27,590 5.4 %
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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 43,000 $12.02 $12.79 $26,610 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,810 $18.53 $19.36 $40,270 1.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $12.06 $12.37 $25,730 2.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 4,530 $11.24 $11.47 $23,860 1.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 220 $8.65 $9.55 $19,860 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $7.24 $8.43 $17,540 5.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $12.56 $12.58 $26,170 2.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (7) $14.75 $13.77 $28,630 6.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 380 $16.65 $15.70 $32,650 5.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 440 $10.08 $10.57 $21,980 3.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $11.80 $11.77 $24,490 5.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $12.63 $13.21 $27,480 3.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.52 $13.09 $27,220 2.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 740 $14.97 $15.11 $31,420 2.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $12.46 $12.51 $26,020 6.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $14.47 $14.46 $30,080 3.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (7) $19.12 $18.41 $38,290 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 370 $10.91 $11.60 $24,130 2.7 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.60 $12.63 $26,270 5.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $13.39 $13.94 $28,990 2.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $11.36 $12.00 $24,960 5.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $12.83 $12.64 $26,290 4.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $8.20 $9.48 $19,730 7.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 440 $9.73 $9.87 $20,520 2.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 3,240 $12.04 $12.62 $26,250 2.3 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $9.65 $9.71 $20,200 4.0 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 850 $11.12 $10.94 $22,750 2.4 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 520 $12.15 $12.83 $26,680 3.8 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,330 $13.04 $13.03 $27,090 2.9 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,050 $9.86 $9.82 $20,430 2.7 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 360 $11.60 $12.09 $25,140 8.4 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 320 $15.45 $15.89 $33,050 3.5 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 3,130 $17.05 $17.27 $35,920 2.3 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 270 $9.65 $9.58 $19,920 2.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,580 $11.94 $12.12 $25,210 3.6 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 1,540 $11.32 $11.69 $24,310 1.6 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 130 $13.10 $13.12 $27,290 5.0 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 40 $14.75 $14.52 $30,210 2.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 760 $11.25 $11.35 $23,600 2.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 2,050 $11.44 $11.53 $23,980 1.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $13.05 $13.28 $27,630 2.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (7) $19.35 $19.20 $39,930 4.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 430 $10.69 $11.17 $23,240 2.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 $11.37 $11.40 $23,720 4.6 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,450 $14.73 $14.53 $30,220 2.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $11.07 $11.36 $23,630 2.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $14.63 $13.81 $28,710 5.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $12.48 $12.49 $25,980 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,110 $11.32 $11.96 $24,890 1.7 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 30 $14.76 $14.08 $29,290 4.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 710 $10.23 $10.56 $21,970 2.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 630 $11.18 $11.30 $23,510 1.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $16.63 $19.34 $40,240 15.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 120 $10.50 $10.61 $22,060 3.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 90 $7.53 $7.59 $15,790 4.4 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 520 $11.32 $11.32 $23,540 2.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $12.52 $12.59 $26,180 2.8 %
51-9197 Tire Builders 40 $10.14 $10.25 $21,320 4.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,490 $10.11 $10.40 $21,640 2.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 320 $8.48 $9.59 $19,950 2.1 %
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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 16,250 $11.37 $12.90 $26,830 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 430 $16.73 $17.55 $36,510 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 350 $22.71 $23.05 $47,950 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 260 $9.45 $9.22 $19,180 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 740 $14.81 $14.05 $29,220 6.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,440 $16.99 $18.27 $38,010 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,330 $11.73 $13.11 $27,260 5.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.32 $9.15 $19,040 3.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 120 $12.34 $12.54 $26,090 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 140 $10.01 $10.40 $21,640 7.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 90 $10.18 $10.42 $21,680 2.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $16.14 $17.61 $36,630 10.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,330 $11.40 $11.68 $24,290 1.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 350 $11.01 $11.20 $23,290 6.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,080 $9.88 $10.20 $21,210 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 900 $9.84 $9.83 $20,450 1.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,210 $9.55 $9.71 $20,200 2.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 230 $9.39 $9.86 $20,510 3.5 %

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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