Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Asheville, NC MSA



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Major Occupational Groups in Asheville, 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 110,460 $12.22 $15.45 $32,130 1.9 %
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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 4,870 $29.58 $34.71 $72,190 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $69.47 $71.51 $148,740 6.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,610 $34.51 $41.64 $86,600 2.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $31.76 $33.48 $69,650 4.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 320 $33.64 $38.75 $80,590 5.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $20.47 $22.87 $47,570 4.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $24.55 $25.96 $54,010 1.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $31.07 $34.91 $72,620 5.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 360 $32.25 $35.10 $73,000 3.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $25.65 $27.89 $58,010 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $30.63 $30.85 $64,170 2.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $31.30 $31.54 $65,600 4.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $33.21 $34.92 $72,630 5.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 210 $26.76 $32.03 $66,630 11.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $16.59 $17.97 $37,380 2.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $59,440 2.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $23.52 $25.61 $53,270 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $38.29 $38.28 $79,620 1.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 $19.06 $19.48 $40,530 6.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $20.69 $33.76 $70,220 12.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $17.45 $22.80 $47,430 25.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $25.92 $30.89 $64,240 9.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $18.88 $20.60 $42,850 5.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $27.15 $29.12 $60,570 3.2 %
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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 2,640 $20.20 $22.32 $46,430 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 150 $16.77 $20.74 $43,140 9.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $19.68 $21.00 $43,670 2.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $19.98 $19.54 $40,650 3.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $18.16 $19.30 $40,140 3.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $20.01 $20.74 $43,140 3.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 250 $16.50 $24.06 $50,030 10.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $21.01 $21.41 $44,540 2.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $18.31 $18.82 $39,140 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $24.81 $24.37 $50,690 2.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $22.07 $29.18 $60,690 10.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $17.14 $18.05 $37,550 2.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 320 $22.50 $23.23 $48,310 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 470 $22.31 $25.04 $52,080 3.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $17.30 $18.92 $39,350 9.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $28.00 $30.30 $63,030 2.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 40 $24.38 $26.97 $56,100 7.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 230 $17.12 $18.94 $39,400 8.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $23.28 $24.89 $51,770 11.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $12.92 $15.66 $32,580 15.9 %
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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 1,480 $16.03 $20.27 $42,160 12.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $24.05 $25.85 $53,760 5.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $31.99 $32.66 $67,940 8.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $33.95 $34.73 $72,240 6.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 180 $32.65 $35.61 $74,070 11.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $28.32 $32.19 $66,950 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $25.95 $27.43 $57,040 3.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $21.50 $23.97 $49,860 6.6 %
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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 1,460 $22.28 $23.42 $48,710 2.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 $22.74 $25.58 $53,200 4.1 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (7) $20.98 $24.82 $51,620 16.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $19.46 $21.48 $44,690 9.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $26.54 $27.27 $56,720 2.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $30.31 $29.99 $62,390 2.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 $30.75 $33.85 $70,410 6.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $25.58 $26.91 $55,980 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $26.93 $29.80 $61,990 4.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $29.77 $29.12 $60,570 2.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $17.29 $18.62 $38,720 4.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $22.73 $22.24 $46,270 3.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 160 $16.55 $17.14 $35,660 5.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $24.13 $23.43 $48,740 2.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $19.68 $19.74 $41,070 2.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $13.74 $14.17 $29,480 3.7 %
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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 (7) $24.02 $26.27 $54,630 5.1 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 50 $37.53 $38.63 $80,340 3.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $17.89 $18.63 $38,760 4.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $27.25 $29.25 $60,840 3.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $22.11 $25.09 $52,180 6.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $15.75 $16.32 $33,940 2.2 %
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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 1,610 $15.39 $16.12 $33,530 2.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $17.65 $19.08 $39,690 3.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 120 $11.33 $12.54 $26,070 9.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $15.99 $16.29 $33,880 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $17.99 $17.56 $36,530 4.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $17.36 $17.99 $37,420 4.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $15.26 $15.48 $32,190 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 460 $12.85 $12.99 $27,020 3.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $14.54 $15.02 $31,230 3.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $22.55 $21.70 $45,140 4.0 %
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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 700 $20.39 $29.63 $61,620 10.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 320 $36.65 $45.72 $95,090 9.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 310 $14.63 $15.00 $31,210 4.8 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,970 $17.25 $17.61 $36,640 2.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $49,050 5.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $46,930 3.3 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $46,240 1.8 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $51,220 3.7 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $47,770 2.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $38,970 1.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $43,780 3.6 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $41,820 1.9 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $43,970 1.6 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $41,160 3.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 440 $9.61 $10.39 $21,620 3.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (4) (4) $41,850 4.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 730 (4) (4) $40,630 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 750 (4) (4) $43,780 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $14.09 $17.32 $36,030 8.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $20.91 $21.28 $44,260 2.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $11.75 $12.40 $25,790 3.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $19.75 $20.23 $42,070 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,090 (4) (4) $19,440 1.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 100 $16.11 $19.14 $39,810 6.5 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,140 $14.49 $15.93 $33,130 3.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $10.48 $11.31 $23,520 11.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 $14.28 $15.38 $31,980 4.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $15.74 $15.95 $33,170 4.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $13.36 $13.16 $27,370 5.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $16.26 $17.32 $36,020 4.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 110 (4) (4) $30,900 3.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 $10.79 $13.27 $27,590 6.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (7) $15.22 $16.86 $35,070 3.5 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $20.37 $21.69 $45,120 3.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $27.03 $27.90 $58,040 2.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 $15.59 $16.14 $33,570 7.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $11.01 $12.51 $26,010 24.1 %
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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 8,230 $23.31 $30.46 $63,360 8.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $18.72 $19.76 $41,100 4.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $40.98 $40.21 $83,650 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $78.69 $163,680 6.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General 50 $55.56 $61.77 $128,480 6.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 100 (5) $91.80 $190,940 8.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 220 (5) $77.13 $160,430 8.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 250 $34.51 $33.14 $68,930 11.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $26.70 $28.28 $58,810 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $26.65 $27.64 $57,500 1.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (7) $32.52 $35.01 $72,830 7.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 160 $26.99 $27.57 $57,350 4.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 (7) (7) (7) (7)
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 230 $18.92 $19.12 $39,770 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $10.78 $10.86 $22,600 4.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 190 $8.72 $9.90 $20,590 13.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 630 $16.18 $16.01 $33,310 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 310 $10.62 $12.04 $25,050 5.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $13.50 $14.83 $30,850 6.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (7) $15.98 $16.45 $34,220 6.8 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 $18.25 $17.35 $36,090 2.9 %
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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 4,890 $9.99 $10.61 $22,060 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,730 $8.72 $9.18 $19,090 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,630 $9.83 $9.81 $20,400 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $16.34 $16.06 $33,410 4.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.48 $11.17 $23,220 8.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 290 $13.55 $13.78 $28,660 8.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 590 $11.95 $11.91 $24,770 5.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 180 $12.64 $12.73 $26,490 3.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $12.57 $13.34 $27,740 3.1 %
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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 2,360 $12.84 $13.95 $29,020 4.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $18.80 $21.22 $44,130 5.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $21.17 $23.44 $48,750 2.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $14.54 $17.86 $37,140 9.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 370 $13.05 $14.22 $29,580 3.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 300 $13.10 $13.39 $27,860 3.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $18.21 $20.90 $43,470 6.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 430 $15.31 $15.80 $32,860 4.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 750 $10.10 $10.75 $22,360 3.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $13.38 $15.11 $31,420 5.0 %
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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 11,610 $7.27 $8.04 $16,720 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) $11.95 $13.29 $27,640 13.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,100 $12.09 $12.13 $25,230 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 380 $7.21 $7.12 $14,810 5.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $9.92 $10.41 $21,660 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 960 $9.48 $9.52 $19,800 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 120 $7.79 $7.87 $16,370 4.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 740 $7.37 $7.67 $15,960 4.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 300 $9.30 $9.07 $18,860 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,840 $6.61 $6.82 $14,190 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 270 $7.56 $7.46 $15,510 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,800 $6.29 $7.04 $14,650 5.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 190 $7.20 $7.42 $15,440 3.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 430 $7.15 $7.15 $14,870 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 540 $7.63 $7.58 $15,760 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 520 $8.02 $8.12 $16,890 3.2 %
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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 3,740 $9.04 $9.81 $20,400 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $12.03 $14.33 $29,810 7.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $16.81 $17.73 $36,880 5.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,660 $8.99 $9.30 $19,340 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,070 $8.08 $8.17 $17,000 2.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $14.83 $13.81 $28,720 9.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 580 $10.09 $10.46 $21,760 3.0 %
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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 2,510 $8.24 $9.23 $19,210 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $13.73 $14.67 $30,510 3.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (7) $6.64 $6.96 $14,490 6.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 410 $7.26 $7.39 $15,360 3.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $10.56 $11.47 $23,860 10.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 $10.90 $11.55 $24,030 10.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 560 $8.12 $8.38 $17,430 5.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 230 $7.17 $7.22 $15,020 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $14.62 $13.60 $28,280 4.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 280 $9.56 $10.13 $21,070 3.1 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 80 $6.23 $6.56 $13,640 5.2 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 12,440 $9.84 $13.09 $27,230 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,340 $13.54 $16.00 $33,290 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 280 $24.21 $29.72 $61,810 6.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,070 $7.63 $7.73 $16,080 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 $8.61 $10.20 $21,210 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $12.49 $12.81 $26,650 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,520 $8.60 $10.53 $21,890 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $14.75 $18.39 $38,250 6.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $15.81 $23.89 $49,680 18.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $30.83 $42.67 $88,750 13.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $14.89 $16.90 $35,150 10.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 $20.30 $22.76 $47,340 5.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 470 $17.02 $18.72 $38,950 5.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,200 $17.09 $20.83 $43,330 5.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $9.25 $10.83 $22,520 7.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 50 $11.10 $12.65 $26,300 5.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $17.96 $23.80 $49,510 23.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $31.18 $31.78 $66,110 4.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 130 $8.25 $9.17 $19,070 5.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $14.21 $15.27 $31,760 7.0 %
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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 17,150 $12.02 $12.78 $26,580 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,100 $16.45 $18.08 $37,600 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 190 $10.24 $10.32 $21,470 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 $12.52 $13.96 $29,030 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 510 $11.95 $12.28 $25,530 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,350 $13.06 $13.25 $27,550 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $13.21 $13.54 $28,170 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $14.06 $14.02 $29,150 1.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 430 $10.65 $10.72 $22,290 3.8 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $15.52 $16.49 $34,290 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,580 $11.61 $12.36 $25,720 2.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 280 $13.69 $13.77 $28,630 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $9.95 $9.83 $20,450 3.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $8.05 $8.56 $17,800 7.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $12.25 $12.37 $25,720 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $10.65 $11.53 $23,970 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $13.45 $13.95 $29,020 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 850 $9.77 $9.96 $20,710 2.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 180 $9.98 $10.25 $21,320 1.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 270 $15.22 $15.66 $32,570 7.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (7) $10.98 $11.03 $22,950 2.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $12.54 $12.82 $26,670 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $13.62 $14.57 $30,300 11.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $13.56 $13.48 $28,030 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $22.60 $21.98 $45,720 3.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $21.52 $20.27 $42,170 2.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 200 $20.56 $19.99 $41,580 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $15.73 $16.94 $35,230 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 580 $11.00 $11.50 $23,910 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,060 $9.55 $9.85 $20,480 1.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $9.94 $10.57 $21,990 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,400 $14.52 $15.09 $31,400 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $13.85 $13.78 $28,670 3.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 760 $12.31 $12.54 $26,090 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,250 $11.69 $12.03 $25,020 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $13.04 $14.00 $29,120 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $11.48 $11.52 $23,970 1.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $10.69 $12.63 $26,270 4.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $10.69 $10.86 $22,590 3.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,880 $10.47 $10.66 $22,180 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (7) $12.16 $12.02 $25,000 3.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 80 $11.42 $11.64 $24,210 5.0 %
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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 4,800 $13.00 $13.81 $28,720 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 620 $19.23 $19.48 $40,520 1.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $11.60 $12.27 $25,520 10.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 730 $13.60 $13.69 $28,470 2.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $12.34 $12.72 $26,460 5.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 590 $10.29 $10.66 $22,170 3.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (7) $12.71 $12.87 $26,770 2.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $12.72 $13.14 $27,330 2.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 30 $14.38 $14.51 $30,170 12.5 %
47-2111 Electricians (7) $13.17 $14.69 $30,560 3.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 30 $11.88 $12.36 $25,710 2.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $12.31 $12.31 $25,600 1.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $12.12 $12.48 $25,960 5.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $15.06 $14.55 $30,270 6.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $11.61 $11.76 $24,450 1.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $14.56 $14.63 $30,430 2.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $10.05 $10.21 $21,230 4.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 210 $10.77 $10.88 $22,640 2.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $11.45 $11.58 $24,090 4.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $18.69 $20.02 $41,640 3.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (7) $10.90 $11.85 $24,650 7.4 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 50 $11.33 $12.37 $25,730 8.4 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,110 $15.39 $16.25 $33,810 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $20.42 $20.92 $43,520 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $13.74 $13.88 $28,860 2.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $16.35 $16.18 $33,650 2.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 30 $12.72 $13.03 $27,110 7.2 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 60 $14.98 $15.11 $31,430 7.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $17.44 $19.12 $39,770 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 490 $14.99 $16.14 $33,570 9.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $15.19 $15.41 $32,050 2.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $17.67 $17.24 $35,850 1.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $13.77 $13.60 $28,290 7.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $15.64 $15.71 $32,670 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 $15.66 $16.75 $34,830 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,300 $13.61 $14.83 $30,840 2.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $17.61 $17.15 $35,670 3.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 90 $16.90 $17.11 $35,580 6.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 220 $22.22 $20.15 $41,910 1.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (7) $12.69 $12.72 $26,460 4.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $10.39 $11.49 $23,890 5.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $10.10 $11.07 $23,020 5.3 %
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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 9,880 $12.00 $12.63 $26,280 1.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 670 $18.40 $19.27 $40,090 1.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 770 $12.20 $11.98 $24,920 2.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 $13.56 $14.45 $30,050 7.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,830 $10.21 $10.94 $22,760 2.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $11.91 $11.85 $24,650 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 130 $9.18 $9.38 $19,500 2.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $11.95 $12.01 $24,980 3.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $8.04 $8.38 $17,440 3.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $13.95 $13.89 $28,890 4.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.22 $12.43 $25,840 2.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $15.39 $14.94 $31,080 3.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 410 $15.47 $15.41 $32,050 2.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 $8.16 $9.97 $20,750 4.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $15.25 $14.98 $31,170 2.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $18.06 $18.07 $37,580 1.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 210 $14.00 $13.41 $27,890 3.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 50 $11.73 $11.78 $24,500 4.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 100 $14.74 $15.35 $31,930 5.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $13.80 $14.62 $30,410 3.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $7.89 $8.00 $16,640 3.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 $10.10 $10.56 $21,960 4.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (7) $10.19 $11.56 $24,050 10.8 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.83 $11.57 $24,070 6.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $13.22 $13.34 $27,750 3.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $15.41 $15.80 $32,860 5.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.82 $12.52 $26,050 4.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.61 $11.97 $24,900 10.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 580 $12.27 $13.17 $27,400 2.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (7) $15.20 $18.02 $37,470 18.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.88 $13.20 $27,460 4.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $8.24 $8.37 $17,410 4.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 30 $10.14 $10.58 $22,000 7.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 340 $9.13 $9.53 $19,830 2.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (7) $9.20 $9.55 $19,870 7.6 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,140 $10.74 $11.92 $24,790 1.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $14.68 $16.56 $34,440 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 240 $19.30 $20.57 $42,780 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 660 $11.63 $12.05 $25,070 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,290 $13.60 $14.61 $30,390 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 860 $12.48 $13.82 $28,740 5.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $9.16 $8.87 $18,440 3.1 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 160 $12.58 $12.70 $26,420 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $9.29 $9.69 $20,150 4.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $9.24 $9.05 $18,810 3.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $15.08 $15.76 $32,790 8.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (7) $11.24 $11.78 $24,490 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 $9.01 $8.56 $17,810 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,540 $9.13 $10.23 $21,280 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 110 $9.37 $9.23 $19,200 2.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,110 $8.34 $8.35 $17,370 2.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $10.27 $10.29 $21,400 4.3 %

About November 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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