Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 115000 - Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 115000 - Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 115000 - Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry is part of: Sector 11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting.

NAICS 115000 - Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 115000 - Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry:


NAICS 115000 - Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 306,300 100.00% $8.06 $9.62 $20,010 0.7 %
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Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,070 1.66% $29.53 $35.97 $74,810 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 420 0.14% $57.61 $60.85 $126,570 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,180 0.71% $31.75 $37.22 $77,420 1.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 0.02% $25.33 $28.86 $60,040 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 0.05% $40.14 $45.61 $94,860 4.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 0.07% $35.25 $40.98 $85,230 3.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 150 0.05% $25.88 $28.57 $59,420 4.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 0.04% $26.49 $30.13 $62,670 6.3 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 1,410 0.46% $23.37 $26.72 $55,580 2.5 %
11-9012 Farmers and Ranchers 120 0.04% $18.86 $19.82 $41,220 9.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 0.02% $51.48 $54.73 $113,840 5.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 0.02% $36.07 $40.74 $84,740 4.3 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,050 0.34% $24.69 $27.23 $56,630 2.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 0.02% $26.70 $27.44 $57,070 3.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 0.01% $23.23 $23.75 $49,410 4.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 0.01% $20.86 $23.56 $49,010 5.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 220 0.07% $25.15 $30.81 $64,080 9.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 560 0.18% $25.43 $27.31 $56,800 1.9 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 270 0.09% $25.10 $26.05 $54,190 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 0.02% $26.22 $27.54 $57,270 2.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 40 0.01% $18.91 $19.35 $40,240 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 0.03% $24.37 $26.45 $55,020 4.4 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 90 0.03% $26.36 $29.03 $60,390 7.2 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,340 0.44% $16.60 $19.43 $40,410 3.2 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 40 0.01% $28.71 $32.11 $66,800 3.7 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 100 0.03% $27.06 $29.24 $60,830 4.2 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 270 0.09% $24.94 $26.09 $54,270 3.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 660 0.22% $12.60 $13.99 $29,100 3.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 0.01% $24.95 $23.90 $49,700 11.5 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 100 0.03% $18.55 $21.86 $45,460 6.9 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 80 0.03% $20.69 $24.89 $51,760 7.3 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 190 0.06% $13.47 $15.51 $32,260 6.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 110 0.04% (4) (4) $27,130 12.3 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 410 0.13% $17.22 $23.13 $48,110 8.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 0.03% $47.56 $46.48 $96,680 9.3 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 450 0.15% $11.05 $11.24 $23,390 3.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 450 0.15% $11.05 $11.24 $23,390 3.8 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 320 0.10% $8.67 $9.53 $19,810 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 0.10% $8.65 $9.48 $19,710 2.6 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,020 1.64% $9.33 $10.53 $21,910 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 240 0.08% $19.32 $19.51 $40,580 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 980 0.32% $7.97 $8.68 $18,060 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 90 0.03% $10.79 $11.16 $23,210 6.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,040 0.34% $9.56 $10.51 $21,870 2.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 2,110 0.69% $9.85 $10.59 $22,040 5.9 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 350 0.11% $8.67 $9.88 $20,550 7.4 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 70 0.02% $10.70 $10.71 $22,290 3.0 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,280 1.40% $9.89 $11.12 $23,130 1.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 0.04% $13.83 $16.27 $33,850 5.0 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 1,560 0.51% $11.39 $13.09 $27,220 2.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 2,530 0.83% $9.06 $9.72 $20,210 1.8 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 2,350 0.77% $20.98 $23.90 $49,710 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 0.03% $29.56 $34.52 $71,810 6.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 50 0.02% $7.46 $7.76 $16,140 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 140 0.05% $8.29 $11.39 $23,690 9.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) (8) $33.42 $30.39 $63,220 9.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 310 0.10% $21.89 $24.91 $51,800 5.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 190 0.06% $29.32 $33.26 $69,190 6.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,420 0.46% $20.70 $23.47 $48,810 5.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 0.01% $25.85 $25.36 $52,760 4.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 0.01% $18.41 $19.65 $40,880 4.3 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14,540 4.75% $10.80 $11.96 $24,880 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 950 0.31% $17.58 $18.74 $38,990 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 0.03% $12.78 $13.34 $27,750 4.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,600 0.85% $12.26 $13.06 $27,170 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 690 0.23% $11.52 $12.27 $25,530 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 0.01% $14.07 $14.59 $30,350 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 460 0.15% $13.27 $13.41 $27,900 3.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 390 0.13% $9.09 $9.35 $19,450 2.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 0.08% $11.06 $11.84 $24,620 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 0.04% $13.79 $14.34 $29,820 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 0.15% $10.04 $10.14 $21,100 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 0.01% $6.93 $8.96 $18,630 20.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 0.01% $13.04 $14.20 $29,540 4.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (8) (8) $15.31 $14.95 $31,100 5.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 990 0.32% $10.74 $11.57 $24,070 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 50 0.02% $11.32 $11.17 $23,240 7.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,510 0.49% $8.08 $8.81 $18,320 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 760 0.25% $16.80 $16.98 $35,320 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,670 0.55% $10.32 $10.76 $22,390 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 210 0.07% $8.97 $11.04 $22,970 3.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 400 0.13% $8.92 $10.37 $21,560 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,590 0.85% $9.58 $10.07 $20,950 1.1 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 220,140 71.87% $7.85 $8.38 $17,420 0.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 6,520 2.13% $13.56 $15.28 $31,770 2.4 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors 2,340 0.76% $8.48 $11.40 $23,710 5.9 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 520 0.17% $10.81 $13.38 $27,830 3.6 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 1,060 0.35% $14.74 $16.44 $34,200 2.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 16,420 5.36% $7.72 $7.85 $16,320 1.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 12,320 4.02% $8.30 $8.87 $18,450 1.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 167,810 54.79% $7.76 $7.92 $16,480 0.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 11,690 3.82% $8.56 $9.42 $19,600 1.2 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 1,090 0.36% $9.57 $10.44 $21,720 4.1 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 210 0.07% $13.88 $14.46 $30,080 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 0.03% $13.80 $13.66 $28,400 6.1 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,760 1.55% $11.84 $13.28 $27,620 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 0.10% $22.32 $23.24 $48,330 2.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 110 0.04% $13.72 $14.22 $29,580 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 50 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 0.08% $14.84 $15.06 $31,320 2.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 990 0.32% $11.56 $12.79 $26,610 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 0.03% $19.40 $18.75 $39,000 2.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 40 0.01% $17.32 $16.84 $35,020 8.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) (8) $12.12 $13.70 $28,490 5.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,070 0.68% $10.99 $12.16 $25,300 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 630 0.21% $10.30 $11.12 $23,130 2.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 0.02% $8.71 $12.65 $26,320 29.0 %
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Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,590 2.80% $8.47 $9.72 $20,210 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 720 0.24% $16.82 $17.74 $36,890 2.1 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 310 0.10% $7.26 $8.00 $16,630 4.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 760 0.25% $10.00 $11.66 $24,250 6.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $9.56 $10.71 $22,270 9.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 0.02% $10.64 $11.58 $24,080 7.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 0.04% $8.00 $8.65 $18,000 9.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 0.05% $7.64 $7.83 $16,280 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) (8) $8.25 $9.34 $19,430 4.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $8.55 $8.88 $18,460 3.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 230 0.08% $8.09 $9.05 $18,820 5.8 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 100 0.03% $12.77 $12.91 $26,850 2.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,460 0.48% $6.70 $7.07 $14,700 3.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) (8) $8.20 $10.00 $20,800 6.4 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,090 12.11% $8.16 $9.33 $19,400 1.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 850 0.28% $14.81 $16.43 $34,170 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 330 0.11% $18.23 $19.19 $39,920 2.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 810 0.26% (4) (4) $48,390 4.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,070 1.33% $10.93 $12.23 $25,430 1.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,020 0.33% $9.59 $9.99 $20,780 2.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 120 0.04% $8.54 $9.43 $19,610 10.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $8.09 $8.50 $17,680 3.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,590 1.17% $9.08 $9.58 $19,920 1.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 0.03% $8.11 $8.42 $17,520 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 9,220 3.01% $7.63 $8.01 $16,650 1.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,480 0.48% $7.86 $8.09 $16,830 2.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 14,820 4.84% $7.82 $8.00 $16,640 1.3 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (8) (8) $14.73 $14.13 $29,380 4.4 %

About November 2004 National Industry-Specific 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.

(8) Estimates not released.

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




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