Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC MSA



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Major Occupational Groups in Wilmington, 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 111,590 $11.97 $15.08 $31,360 1.8 %
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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 4,610 $31.02 $35.68 $74,220 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 (5) $73.73 $153,350 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,700 $33.53 $40.75 $84,750 2.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $23.71 $25.66 $53,370 7.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $32.66 $34.95 $72,700 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 330 $32.82 $37.10 $77,160 4.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 140 $19.55 $22.71 $47,230 7.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $34.37 $37.59 $78,190 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 420 $32.95 $35.69 $74,240 2.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $23.92 $27.22 $56,610 7.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $39.01 $39.39 $81,930 2.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $32.86 $32.71 $68,030 3.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $27.62 $28.97 $60,270 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 270 $29.03 $29.88 $62,140 3.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $13.66 $15.56 $32,370 8.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $58,980 2.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $30.90 $30.21 $62,840 3.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $42.26 $43.26 $89,980 3.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $16.73 $18.34 $38,140 4.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $15.41 $16.25 $33,800 9.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $34.55 $36.05 $74,990 3.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $20.10 $22.50 $46,810 9.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $21.13 $24.76 $51,500 8.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 $31.43 $34.22 $71,180 3.5 %
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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 2,530 $21.32 $24.21 $50,350 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $18.04 $19.60 $40,770 14.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $17.96 $19.01 $39,540 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $17.00 $21.06 $43,810 7.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $19.89 $24.58 $51,130 7.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $22.85 $23.22 $48,290 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $20.01 $29.10 $60,520 12.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $20.09 $21.31 $44,320 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $26.58 $32.20 $66,980 9.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $16.51 $18.10 $37,650 10.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 270 $25.53 $27.11 $56,390 7.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 $20.60 $21.58 $44,890 2.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $21.74 $21.45 $44,620 6.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (7) $22.04 $23.22 $48,290 9.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $21.25 $24.13 $50,190 1.7 %
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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 840 $22.64 $24.07 $50,070 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $25.98 $26.17 $54,440 4.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (7) $31.81 $31.61 $65,740 6.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $17.69 $18.36 $38,200 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $27.37 $28.52 $59,310 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $23.42 $24.21 $50,350 4.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $20.96 $21.54 $44,800 5.2 %
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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 1,740 $24.95 $27.21 $56,590 5.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 $22.55 $23.97 $49,850 8.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $15.92 $16.74 $34,810 6.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $35.68 $35.29 $73,410 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $34.77 $33.22 $69,110 3.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 110 $37.08 $36.52 $75,950 12.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $28.99 $30.96 $64,400 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 150 $39.76 $44.75 $93,080 8.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 30 $37.33 $45.35 $94,330 7.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $17.61 $17.51 $36,430 5.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $23.96 $23.61 $49,110 2.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $17.17 $18.30 $38,070 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (7) $16.38 $18.78 $39,060 8.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $25.43 $25.68 $53,410 3.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $12.08 $13.00 $27,030 3.8 %
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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 1,360 $23.98 $26.50 $55,120 4.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (7) $23.91 $25.28 $52,590 5.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $21.52 $30.80 $64,070 17.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $22.11 $22.50 $46,810 2.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 110 $19.41 $19.44 $40,440 2.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $16.75 $19.16 $39,850 7.0 %
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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 1,360 $15.84 $16.20 $33,700 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 $22.31 $22.01 $45,780 1.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $17.06 $15.17 $31,550 8.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 $20.77 $20.51 $42,660 2.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $18.48 $18.33 $38,120 3.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $10.81 $11.30 $23,500 3.7 %
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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 440 $19.77 $29.58 $61,530 16.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 $33.50 $46.94 $97,630 17.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 $14.41 $15.18 $31,560 4.0 %
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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 6,020 $13.90 $15.09 $31,380 4.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $60,850 18.2 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $44,720 7.8 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $49,860 7.4 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $41,720 16.0 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $48,070 8.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $52,310 5.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $21.36 $22.28 $46,350 4.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 730 $8.17 $8.75 $18,200 6.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (7) (4) (4) $37,510 4.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,170 (4) (4) $36,730 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 (4) (4) $35,310 3.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (7) $12.93 $13.53 $28,140 7.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $21.08 $19.33 $40,220 19.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (7) (4) (4) $24,660 5.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $20.37 $20.53 $42,700 3.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $21.20 $21.89 $45,520 3.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,020 (4) (4) $17,320 1.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 60 $13.67 $14.92 $31,030 11.8 %
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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 920 $12.64 $15.28 $31,780 4.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $8.55 $9.41 $19,570 5.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $13.11 $14.30 $29,740 3.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $11.76 $12.86 $26,740 6.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 100 $9.65 $10.92 $22,720 4.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (7) $16.14 $17.76 $36,930 9.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (7) (7) (7) (7)
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $13.70 $13.06 $27,160 16.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $17.91 $18.35 $38,170 2.8 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $19.51 $21.85 $45,440 9.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.62 $12.22 $25,430 10.4 %
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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 6,200 $22.09 $27.15 $56,480 3.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (7) (5) $72.71 $151,240 22.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $37.58 $38.05 $79,140 3.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $67.85 $73.96 $153,840 11.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) (5) $77.51 $161,220 8.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons 100 (5) $84.25 $175,230 11.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 140 $61.67 $50.37 $104,770 26.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $33.43 $37.27 $77,530 10.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $27.91 $27.72 $57,660 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $29.09 $29.75 $61,880 4.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 140 $24.33 $24.75 $51,470 4.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 100 $35.53 $34.69 $72,160 6.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $21.09 $21.80 $45,340 3.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $13.65 $13.92 $28,950 6.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $19.52 $19.48 $40,520 12.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $18.62 $18.99 $39,490 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $9.84 $9.98 $20,760 4.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $10.90 $11.12 $23,130 3.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 570 $15.65 $15.68 $32,620 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $10.39 $11.86 $24,670 4.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $17.66 $15.03 $31,260 9.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $18.82 $19.32 $40,170 3.5 %
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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 3,980 $9.74 $10.55 $21,930 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 780 $8.01 $8.21 $17,070 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,690 $9.16 $9.31 $19,350 1.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $21.18 $21.54 $44,800 4.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 400 $13.12 $13.98 $29,080 10.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 460 $11.89 $12.29 $25,560 2.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $13.78 $13.92 $28,960 4.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $8.36 $8.42 $17,520 6.5 %
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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 1,950 $14.87 $15.08 $31,360 3.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $24.79 $26.04 $54,150 2.0 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 40 $14.67 $15.80 $32,870 3.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 140 $19.89 $22.01 $45,790 1.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 420 $16.29 $17.13 $35,640 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 500 $8.67 $10.13 $21,060 5.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $6.42 $6.92 $14,400 5.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $13.26 $14.72 $30,620 1.6 %
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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 13,400 $6.80 $7.83 $16,300 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $10.94 $12.40 $25,800 9.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,440 $12.71 $12.86 $26,750 5.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,080 $6.65 $6.74 $14,020 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $8.14 $8.55 $17,770 4.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 800 $8.96 $8.77 $18,230 4.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $8.24 $8.30 $17,260 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 870 $8.00 $8.25 $17,160 3.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 480 $6.80 $7.86 $16,340 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,340 $6.31 $6.47 $13,450 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 160 $6.99 $7.25 $15,070 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,900 $6.50 $7.15 $14,880 3.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $8.81 $9.41 $19,560 5.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 340 $7.03 $7.46 $15,520 4.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 590 $6.40 $6.56 $13,650 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 680 $6.53 $6.71 $13,950 2.5 %
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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 4,630 $8.82 $9.37 $19,490 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 230 $12.44 $13.46 $27,990 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 200 $16.29 $17.20 $35,770 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,350 $8.00 $8.17 $16,990 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,250 $7.73 $7.83 $16,280 3.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 160 $9.75 $10.10 $21,010 5.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,430 $9.74 $9.99 $20,790 1.9 %
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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 2,550 $7.87 $8.91 $18,540 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $13.42 $15.93 $33,120 5.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $8.27 $8.58 $17,840 6.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.41 $7.17 $14,910 2.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 650 $6.30 $6.46 $13,430 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (7) $8.72 $9.51 $19,780 3.1 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $7.22 $7.27 $15,120 4.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $7.78 $8.37 $17,420 10.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 320 $7.62 $7.93 $16,490 4.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 460 $8.06 $8.23 $17,120 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $17.47 $15.51 $32,250 9.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 190 $8.12 $9.64 $20,060 8.4 %
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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 14,730 $9.40 $13.08 $27,210 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,650 $14.24 $16.13 $33,550 4.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 360 $21.94 $26.24 $54,590 8.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,250 $7.49 $7.77 $16,170 3.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 470 $10.26 $13.02 $27,070 6.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $13.62 $14.55 $30,270 10.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,950 $8.75 $10.49 $21,810 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $13.83 $15.87 $33,010 4.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 360 $17.17 $23.45 $48,780 10.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $19.28 $25.70 $53,450 18.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $19.65 $27.33 $56,850 15.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 350 $19.80 $24.15 $50,240 5.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 970 $17.03 $24.17 $50,270 12.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 $10.63 $17.30 $35,990 28.1 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 90 $14.34 $23.58 $49,050 15.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 $35.92 $32.87 $68,360 12.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $38.82 $35.48 $73,810 8.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 230 $9.75 $11.62 $24,160 6.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 200 $8.90 $9.21 $19,170 11.3 %
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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 18,120 $11.75 $12.61 $26,220 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,100 $17.44 $19.35 $40,250 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $9.79 $9.66 $20,090 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 $12.74 $12.92 $26,870 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 660 $11.90 $12.16 $25,290 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,490 $12.80 $13.14 $27,340 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $11.56 $12.63 $26,270 4.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 530 $11.65 $11.40 $23,720 3.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 50 $12.76 $12.14 $25,260 11.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (7) $13.04 $14.28 $29,700 1.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $11.94 $15.07 $31,350 21.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,130 $10.97 $11.54 $24,000 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 170 $14.14 $14.54 $30,250 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $9.47 $9.53 $19,830 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 390 $8.25 $8.64 $17,960 3.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $10.81 $11.59 $24,110 5.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $12.17 $12.14 $25,250 4.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 240 $12.93 $13.28 $27,610 5.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $12.65 $13.13 $27,310 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $10.75 $11.08 $23,050 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $13.21 $13.68 $28,460 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,180 $10.02 $10.46 $21,750 4.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 $10.32 $10.30 $21,420 7.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $12.69 $14.52 $30,210 3.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 60 $18.65 $25.40 $52,820 15.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 130 $8.79 $9.23 $19,200 5.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 250 $12.29 $12.54 $26,090 4.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $17.52 $15.82 $32,910 4.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $20.00 $20.25 $42,120 2.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $20.67 $20.27 $42,160 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $19.11 $18.30 $38,060 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 $22.78 $22.38 $46,550 7.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 500 $10.49 $11.38 $23,670 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,390 $8.72 $9.68 $20,140 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,190 $14.28 $14.69 $30,550 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 390 $16.01 $15.54 $32,320 4.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 610 $11.46 $11.28 $23,460 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,560 $11.28 $11.58 $24,090 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $13.64 $14.19 $29,510 2.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $10.25 $10.46 $21,760 3.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (7) $12.71 $12.48 $25,960 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $12.82 $12.67 $26,340 5.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $7.31 $7.98 $16,610 5.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,300 $10.69 $10.97 $22,820 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $10.71 $11.09 $23,060 5.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $11.23 $11.63 $24,190 2.1 %
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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 80 $19.04 $17.27 $35,930 11.9 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $20.01 $20.73 $43,120 8.0 %
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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 6,560 $13.21 $14.06 $29,250 1.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 870 $20.01 $21.06 $43,810 2.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $19.36 $18.64 $38,770 8.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,180 $13.90 $13.79 $28,680 2.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 740 $10.10 $10.37 $21,570 2.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $12.20 $12.23 $25,440 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $13.34 $13.82 $28,750 2.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 110 $12.83 $12.79 $26,610 5.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 600 $15.01 $15.09 $31,390 2.7 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $12.20 $12.42 $25,830 4.2 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 100 $12.64 $13.07 $27,180 7.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 400 $11.75 $11.64 $24,220 2.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $11.17 $12.00 $24,970 3.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $17.18 $16.61 $34,560 5.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $12.77 $13.25 $27,570 4.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $13.00 $12.88 $26,790 3.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $11.89 $13.52 $28,110 5.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $11.59 $11.10 $23,090 7.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 160 $10.29 $10.34 $21,500 3.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $9.90 $9.96 $20,710 4.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $17.23 $18.08 $37,610 1.9 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 170 $10.28 $11.17 $23,240 5.2 %
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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 5,610 $15.60 $17.06 $35,480 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 640 $21.27 $23.23 $48,310 4.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $12.45 $13.22 $27,490 6.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $20.84 $20.32 $42,270 5.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $23.66 $22.81 $47,450 4.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $12.85 $13.05 $27,140 3.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $24.79 $24.15 $50,240 6.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $18.12 $18.79 $39,090 6.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 640 $16.89 $17.87 $37,160 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $15.95 $16.13 $33,550 2.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $15.01 $15.45 $32,140 3.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 90 $13.93 $15.19 $31,590 5.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.78 $9.85 $20,490 4.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $12.41 $12.79 $26,600 1.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,440 $13.35 $14.81 $30,800 3.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $15.81 $15.30 $31,830 2.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 200 $18.53 $18.51 $38,500 2.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $11.18 $13.07 $27,180 2.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $9.35 $9.37 $19,490 3.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 $14.20 $16.37 $34,040 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 6,090 $14.09 $15.33 $31,880 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 460 $20.87 $22.89 $47,610 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 620 $13.07 $15.05 $31,310 2.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $9.25 $10.32 $21,460 8.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $9.35 $9.37 $19,490 2.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $12.99 $12.97 $26,970 2.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $6.73 $7.68 $15,980 8.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.20 $14.44 $30,040 15.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.34 $11.69 $24,310 2.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.85 $11.84 $24,630 10.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 160 $17.26 $17.59 $36,590 4.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $21.72 $22.08 $45,920 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 290 $16.81 $17.07 $35,510 3.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $10.99 $12.30 $25,580 13.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $7.87 $7.90 $16,440 3.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 130 $8.11 $8.75 $18,190 4.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 120 $9.09 $9.28 $19,310 6.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $13.30 $14.28 $29,700 5.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $10.52 $10.44 $21,710 7.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 200 $20.22 $20.13 $41,880 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $15.68 $17.06 $35,490 5.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $16.47 $18.54 $38,570 8.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 60 $9.05 $10.10 $21,000 15.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $10.39 $10.75 $22,360 3.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $8.46 $8.86 $18,440 5.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 240 $9.68 $11.28 $23,470 5.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 120 $11.99 $12.42 $25,830 6.4 %
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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 7,880 $10.44 $12.28 $25,540 4.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $18.42 $18.00 $37,430 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 340 $16.98 $20.88 $43,420 7.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 380 $9.87 $9.84 $20,480 2.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 440 $8.80 $10.00 $20,800 9.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,190 $14.28 $15.53 $32,300 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,390 $9.76 $10.37 $21,570 11.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $8.55 $9.09 $18,900 7.2 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 120 $11.21 $11.28 $23,460 4.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 150 $12.50 $13.03 $27,110 13.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 120 $6.96 $7.06 $14,680 7.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (7) $8.24 $8.50 $17,680 4.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $20.55 $22.64 $47,080 4.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $12.26 $12.66 $26,330 6.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 450 $12.24 $14.22 $29,580 7.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 310 $7.54 $8.13 $16,920 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,670 $8.92 $11.89 $24,720 8.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 510 $7.78 $7.97 $16,570 3.2 %

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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