SOC major groups
These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).
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|SOC Code Number||Occupation Title||Employment (1)||Median Hourly||Mean Hourly||Mean Annual (2)||Mean RSE (3)|
|Protective Service Occupations||3,006,100||$14.57||$16.75||$34,840||1.0 %|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers||35,880||$21.50||$22.83||$47,490||1.3 %|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives||96,080||$30.97||$31.34||$65,180||1.0 %|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||54,170||$28.33||$29.26||$60,860||1.2 %|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other||47,280||$17.91||$20.05||$41,690||0.8 %|
|Fire Fighters||273,630||$18.43||$19.06||$39,640||1.0 %|
|Fire Inspectors and Investigators||12,500||$22.28||$23.03||$47,890||1.1 %|
|Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists||1,580||$18.77||$19.98||$41,560||3.5 %|
|Correctional Officers and Jailers||409,580||$16.15||$17.29||$35,970||0.5 %|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators||86,880||$25.96||$27.16||$56,500||0.9 %|
|Fish and Game Wardens||7,050||$20.57||$23.60||$49,090||0.4 %|
|Parking Enforcement Workers||9,990||$13.64||$14.37||$29,890||1.7 %|
|Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers||616,340||$21.74||$22.20||$46,180||0.9 %|
|Transit and Railroad Police||4,610||$21.84||$22.77||$47,370||2.9 %|
|Animal Control Workers||13,780||$12.60||$13.15||$27,360||1.1 %|
|Private Detectives and Investigators||31,220||$15.44||$17.47||$36,330||1.8 %|
|Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators||8,560||$12.42||$13.69||$28,470||3.4 %|
|Security Guards||978,570||$9.77||$10.61||$22,070||0.3 %|
|Crossing Guards||70,180||$9.28||$9.94||$20,670||1.2 %|
|Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers||108,210||$7.95||$8.43||$17,530||0.7 %|
|Protective Service Workers, All Other||122,740||$13.50||$14.54||$30,240||0.6 %|
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.
National OES estimates by SOC major group
May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order
List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order
Download May 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files
Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005