Occupational Employment Statistics

November 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 161,510 $12.26 $14.71 $30,590 0.9 %
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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 6,090 $31.74 $38.50 $80,080 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 (5) $77.67 $161,560 4.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,920 $37.96 $46.48 $96,670 2.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $20.79 $28.67 $59,640 6.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 $44.11 $51.10 $106,290 6.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 500 $37.29 $43.00 $89,450 3.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $26.42 $28.59 $59,460 2.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 $33.83 $35.27 $73,360 4.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 440 $31.92 $35.78 $74,410 2.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 $23.11 $27.03 $56,220 3.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $25.86 $27.52 $57,230 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 620 $30.96 $33.80 $70,310 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 130 $29.12 $31.27 $65,040 3.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $24.91 $28.62 $59,530 3.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $28.62 $37.84 $78,710 16.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $13.29 $13.92 $28,950 3.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $58,810 4.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 100 $26.59 $28.38 $59,020 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 200 $34.00 $36.77 $76,480 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $21.19 $21.56 $44,850 5.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $20.30 $35.28 $73,380 26.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $29.00 $31.25 $65,000 2.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $23.59 $24.29 $50,530 6.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $29.30 $32.54 $67,690 6.0 %
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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 2,750 $20.80 $22.58 $46,970 1.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $18.71 $21.70 $45,140 8.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 350 $19.26 $20.13 $41,870 1.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $16.44 $17.25 $35,890 1.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $15.97 $17.49 $36,380 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $19.77 $20.47 $42,590 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 180 $16.32 $20.32 $42,260 7.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $22.46 $24.32 $50,580 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $19.69 $20.10 $41,800 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $19.09 $20.66 $42,980 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $27.05 $32.39 $67,370 6.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 250 $21.99 $23.12 $48,100 3.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 720 $22.58 $24.36 $50,660 2.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $16.87 $17.97 $37,380 2.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (7) $19.31 $20.93 $43,540 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $18.82 $19.54 $40,630 4.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $26.93 $29.09 $60,500 13.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 180 $24.47 $26.11 $54,300 5.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $18.02 $19.42 $40,390 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 820 $22.53 $24.15 $50,230 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 160 $26.93 $27.42 $57,030 1.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $38.20 $37.44 $77,870 4.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $30.62 $32.06 $66,680 4.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 250 $16.77 $17.46 $36,310 2.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $25.39 $25.95 $53,980 2.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $23.55 $23.05 $47,950 2.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $21.04 $20.92 $43,520 3.1 %
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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 1,220 $22.41 $23.88 $49,670 2.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $18.14 $25.13 $52,270 22.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $29.69 $29.38 $61,110 2.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $19.54 $20.69 $43,040 4.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 290 $24.85 $25.56 $53,160 2.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 220 $28.44 $28.03 $58,290 4.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $17.99 $20.51 $42,670 15.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $20.82 $22.77 $47,360 5.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $13.71 $14.16 $29,450 10.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $21.73 $20.43 $42,490 4.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 100 $16.86 $16.98 $35,310 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $14.15 $15.52 $32,270 6.4 %
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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 470 $20.20 $22.64 $47,100 3.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $22.68 $25.33 $52,690 4.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $16.36 $16.76 $34,860 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $28.15 $34.52 $71,800 7.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $20.91 $21.44 $44,590 2.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $16.62 $17.37 $36,120 3.3 %
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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 2,950 $13.65 $14.39 $29,940 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $14.57 $16.04 $33,360 5.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $18.74 $18.53 $38,550 4.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (7) $10.57 $11.44 $23,800 3.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 340 $17.35 $17.92 $37,270 1.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $16.45 $17.25 $35,890 1.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 340 $13.87 $14.88 $30,940 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 420 $19.69 $25.65 $53,360 11.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 200 $31.12 $35.52 $73,870 14.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (7) $13.11 $14.49 $30,140 4.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $12.98 $13.77 $28,640 2.6 %
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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 9,120 $15.63 $15.43 $32,090 2.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $46,640 2.1 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $45,540 2.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $47,920 2.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $48,340 1.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $43,540 1.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $42,330 2.0 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $48,610 2.3 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $38,850 3.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 520 $7.99 $8.87 $18,440 4.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 240 (4) (4) $37,810 3.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,210 (4) (4) $36,470 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 750 (4) (4) $35,920 2.1 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $37,390 4.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 790 (4) (4) $36,270 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $40,090 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 410 (4) (4) $36,060 3.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 100 (4) (4) $35,730 3.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $33,950 2.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 110 $6.50 $8.17 $17,000 4.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $19.26 $19.50 $40,550 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $12.31 $12.23 $25,440 1.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $20.81 $21.31 $44,320 1.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,740 (4) (4) $17,030 1.7 %
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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 880 $13.91 $16.88 $35,110 4.5 %
27-1011 Art Directors 30 $17.17 $17.71 $36,830 4.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 80 $27.13 $33.44 $69,550 13.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (7) $6.75 $7.24 $15,070 9.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $15.70 $17.86 $37,150 5.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $15.04 $15.67 $32,590 8.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $9.16 $10.06 $20,920 5.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $24,110 2.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $11.42 $13.19 $27,430 14.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $18.69 $22.81 $47,450 5.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 $12.83 $13.29 $27,650 3.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $10.15 $10.78 $22,420 12.3 %
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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 6,730 $21.08 $26.58 $55,290 3.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 90 (5) $88.93 $184,980 11.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $20.48 $20.77 $43,200 1.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $39.43 $38.69 $80,480 5.9 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 40 (5) (5) (5) 11.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 170 $66.70 $71.93 $149,610 8.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) $68.12 $73.82 $153,540 6.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons 110 (5) (5) (5) 7.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (7) $44.53 $63.55 $132,180 10.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $36.28 $40.90 $85,070 16.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,740 $22.49 $23.51 $48,910 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $24.04 $23.91 $49,730 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $27.17 $27.60 $57,400 1.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $19.42 $19.56 $40,680 1.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $23.83 $24.74 $51,460 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (7) $57.42 $48.63 $101,140 5.4 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (7) $62.88 $54.95 $114,290 3.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $20.54 $20.98 $43,630 1.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $14.18 $14.39 $29,920 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $25.11 $25.50 $53,040 8.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $22.68 $23.43 $48,740 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 230 $12.99 $12.92 $26,880 1.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 450 $10.24 $10.97 $22,810 1.4 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (7) $16.66 $16.86 $35,070 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $12.65 $12.91 $26,850 15.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 590 $16.65 $16.66 $34,650 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $10.67 $11.38 $23,670 2.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $13.15 $15.43 $32,090 4.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 70 $10.98 $14.66 $30,490 12.6 %
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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 4,090 $9.91 $10.27 $21,370 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,290 $8.27 $8.40 $17,460 1.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,680 $10.06 $10.14 $21,090 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $17.15 $17.45 $36,300 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 270 $13.04 $13.13 $27,320 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 450 $11.42 $11.54 $23,990 3.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $13.83 $14.05 $29,220 2.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $10.39 $10.92 $22,720 2.5 %
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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 2,880 $12.50 $13.21 $27,480 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 150 $18.94 $20.33 $42,280 2.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $19.70 $19.97 $41,530 7.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 260 $13.11 $14.21 $29,570 5.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 950 $12.43 $12.65 $26,300 2.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $16.65 $17.45 $36,290 4.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 530 $15.25 $15.97 $33,220 3.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 130 $7.27 $7.38 $15,350 3.5 %
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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 11,410 $7.09 $8.11 $16,860 3.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) $16.62 $19.30 $40,140 5.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 900 $12.93 $14.34 $29,820 4.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 550 $7.10 $7.09 $14,740 3.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $9.23 $9.59 $19,940 2.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 720 $9.02 $9.17 $19,080 3.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 380 $7.81 $7.78 $16,180 5.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,100 $7.08 $7.37 $15,330 4.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 180 $6.57 $8.22 $17,090 11.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,930 $6.63 $6.88 $14,310 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $6.47 $6.57 $13,660 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,670 $6.36 $7.67 $15,940 11.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $8.10 $8.27 $17,200 2.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $7.61 $7.56 $15,720 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 370 $7.27 $7.35 $15,300 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 460 $7.03 $7.26 $15,100 4.2 %
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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 3,670 $8.78 $9.35 $19,450 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $12.46 $13.33 $27,720 4.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $13.90 $15.59 $32,420 3.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,830 $8.68 $9.00 $18,710 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 740 $7.68 $7.65 $15,920 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $11.10 $11.41 $23,730 8.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 740 $9.76 $9.89 $20,570 2.5 %
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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 2,250 $8.52 $9.35 $19,440 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $12.66 $13.65 $28,390 6.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $8.37 $8.73 $18,150 4.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.02 $5.84 $12,160 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $6.71 $7.07 $14,690 3.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 50 $10.17 $11.75 $24,440 15.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $9.06 $9.73 $20,240 5.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 390 $7.91 $8.29 $17,250 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 780 $8.83 $9.18 $19,090 3.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $11.83 $12.44 $25,870 3.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 $9.36 $10.22 $21,260 2.7 %
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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 14,540 $10.12 $14.26 $29,660 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,840 $13.85 $16.18 $33,660 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 340 $23.89 $25.17 $52,360 2.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,280 $7.34 $7.54 $15,670 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 $9.81 $11.42 $23,750 6.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $11.77 $11.82 $24,590 7.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,400 $9.47 $12.41 $25,810 8.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $14.35 $16.39 $34,090 5.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $18.46 $26.13 $54,350 12.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $15.55 $18.81 $39,130 7.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 400 $15.80 $19.78 $41,150 5.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,810 $20.61 $26.40 $54,920 5.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $10.52 $12.69 $26,390 6.1 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 80 (7) (7) (7) (7)
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $16.09 $22.27 $46,320 16.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 60 $35.95 $37.02 $77,010 14.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $10.11 $10.69 $22,240 9.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $16.66 $19.19 $39,900 10.3 %
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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 22,830 $11.94 $12.72 $26,450 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,290 $17.60 $18.55 $38,590 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 220 $10.14 $10.28 $21,380 1.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $12.22 $12.81 $26,650 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 600 $12.10 $12.57 $26,140 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,610 $12.83 $13.34 $27,760 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 340 $13.35 $13.30 $27,660 1.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $12.21 $12.49 $25,970 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 500 $10.04 $10.33 $21,490 4.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (7) $9.72 $9.68 $20,140 3.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $12.89 $15.09 $31,390 1.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $13.29 $13.82 $28,740 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,300 $12.65 $12.95 $26,930 1.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 190 $13.09 $13.23 $27,520 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $9.94 $9.95 $20,690 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $8.00 $8.58 $17,850 5.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $10.85 $11.15 $23,190 2.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $9.84 $9.59 $19,960 2.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $10.65 $10.90 $22,680 9.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 430 $12.47 $12.81 $26,640 3.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 230 $13.30 $13.74 $28,570 1.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,020 $9.90 $10.01 $20,830 1.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 $11.61 $12.89 $26,820 2.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $10.56 $10.61 $22,070 3.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $12.29 $12.29 $25,560 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 230 $17.23 $17.12 $35,610 7.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $12.21 $12.45 $25,900 6.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $22.78 $22.24 $46,260 2.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 360 $21.55 $20.32 $42,270 1.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 190 $20.41 $19.49 $40,530 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 540 $12.98 $14.23 $29,590 2.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,870 $11.78 $11.95 $24,870 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,020 $9.62 $10.06 $20,930 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 180 $10.69 $11.23 $23,350 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,650 $14.55 $15.70 $32,650 4.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $14.52 $14.74 $30,660 4.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 610 $11.79 $12.01 $24,990 3.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,400 $11.44 $11.57 $24,070 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 $13.15 $13.57 $28,220 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 180 $11.22 $11.45 $23,820 1.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 $13.42 $15.20 $31,620 6.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $7.41 $8.88 $18,480 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,790 $10.34 $10.62 $22,100 1.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 30 $12.11 $13.23 $27,530 4.5 %
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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 $11.56 $11.98 $24,930 9.0 %
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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 3,730 $13.16 $13.99 $29,110 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 470 $19.80 $20.56 $42,770 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (7) $17.71 $17.14 $35,650 6.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 480 $13.22 $13.32 $27,710 3.0 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 50 $13.45 $13.49 $28,060 4.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $14.27 $13.85 $28,810 3.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 570 $10.80 $10.80 $22,450 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $15.36 $15.48 $32,190 7.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 380 $14.04 $14.59 $30,340 2.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $12.40 $12.83 $26,680 2.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $12.05 $12.09 $25,150 3.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 130 $11.82 $12.11 $25,180 4.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $14.22 $14.34 $29,840 3.9 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (7) $10.19 $10.35 $21,520 5.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $12.22 $12.22 $25,420 2.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 220 $13.57 $13.45 $27,970 3.7 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $10.74 $11.16 $23,220 8.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $9.32 $9.93 $20,660 7.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 140 $10.16 $10.28 $21,380 4.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $12.88 $12.74 $26,490 3.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $17.68 $17.63 $36,660 1.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $10.89 $11.22 $23,340 2.0 %
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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 5,870 $15.57 $16.27 $33,850 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 640 $21.01 $22.64 $47,090 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $18.34 $18.81 $39,130 7.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $15.62 $16.06 $33,400 2.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $19.04 $18.62 $38,720 2.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 580 $17.81 $18.56 $38,610 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 380 $16.12 $16.18 $33,650 1.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $12.26 $11.27 $23,440 7.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $10.45 $10.77 $22,410 7.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 270 $13.14 $13.48 $28,040 6.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 480 $14.97 $15.23 $31,680 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,860 $14.07 $14.57 $30,300 1.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 $14.69 $14.75 $30,670 3.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 $20.59 $20.23 $42,070 5.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $10.95 $11.06 $23,000 5.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (7) $12.21 $12.78 $26,580 7.6 %
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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 42,110 $12.00 $12.81 $26,630 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,730 $18.77 $19.58 $40,720 1.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $11.82 $12.38 $25,750 5.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 5,280 $11.15 $11.44 $23,790 2.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 150 $9.81 $11.17 $23,220 5.0 %
51-3011 Bakers (7) $7.09 $8.07 $16,790 5.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $12.64 $12.68 $26,370 2.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (7) $15.00 $14.09 $29,310 6.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 340 $17.52 $16.26 $33,820 4.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 $10.11 $10.62 $22,080 3.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $12.19 $13.73 $28,560 6.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $12.78 $13.38 $27,830 3.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.95 $13.42 $27,920 2.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 760 $15.00 $15.04 $31,280 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $11.54 $12.01 $24,970 4.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 $14.64 $14.54 $30,230 3.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (7) $19.33 $18.61 $38,710 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 410 $11.24 $12.53 $26,060 4.9 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $13.19 $13.79 $28,690 2.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (7) $9.79 $9.85 $20,490 5.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $12.39 $12.66 $26,340 7.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 180 $12.58 $12.47 $25,940 3.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $8.16 $8.47 $17,620 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 430 $9.61 $9.73 $20,240 1.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 3,100 $12.52 $13.04 $27,120 2.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $9.90 $9.89 $20,570 4.0 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 1,000 $11.61 $11.25 $23,390 2.3 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 490 $12.71 $13.58 $28,240 3.9 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,360 $12.80 $12.83 $26,680 3.2 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,150 $9.97 $10.01 $20,820 2.6 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 410 $11.78 $12.26 $25,510 6.6 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 300 $15.69 $16.27 $33,850 3.5 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 2,980 $16.71 $17.04 $35,450 2.3 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other (7) $10.17 $10.14 $21,090 3.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,200 $11.48 $11.83 $24,610 3.2 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 1,510 $11.39 $11.62 $24,170 1.2 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 170 $12.43 $12.38 $25,750 9.0 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 70 $14.65 $14.09 $29,310 3.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 640 $11.08 $11.16 $23,220 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 1,940 $11.96 $12.01 $24,980 1.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $13.00 $13.20 $27,470 3.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (7) $19.57 $19.45 $40,460 4.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 430 $10.77 $11.24 $23,380 2.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 680 $11.58 $11.47 $23,860 3.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,400 $14.87 $14.78 $30,740 2.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $11.12 $11.33 $23,560 2.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $14.56 $13.79 $28,680 4.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,140 $11.34 $11.81 $24,560 1.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 810 $10.24 $10.62 $22,090 2.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 600 $11.08 $11.22 $23,330 1.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $18.35 $19.06 $39,640 5.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 100 $10.70 $10.96 $22,790 4.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 90 $7.92 $8.00 $16,630 3.0 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 380 $11.18 $11.28 $23,460 2.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $12.71 $12.77 $26,570 2.1 %
51-9197 Tire Builders (7) $10.17 $10.23 $21,290 4.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,600 $10.08 $10.44 $21,700 2.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (7) $8.54 $9.48 $19,720 7.3 %
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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 16,600 $11.67 $13.00 $27,030 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 450 $17.09 $17.84 $37,110 1.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 370 $21.89 $22.36 $46,510 3.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 240 $9.55 $9.30 $19,340 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 650 $15.17 $14.13 $29,400 7.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,580 $17.49 $18.36 $38,180 2.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,190 $11.96 $13.42 $27,910 5.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.35 $9.30 $19,340 4.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 150 $9.70 $10.19 $21,190 10.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 110 $10.50 $10.68 $22,220 2.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $15.07 $15.03 $31,260 4.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,300 $11.38 $11.48 $23,880 1.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 470 $11.45 $11.85 $24,650 8.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,250 $10.03 $10.27 $21,360 1.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,000 $9.78 $9.86 $20,510 1.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,150 $9.78 $9.86 $20,520 2.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 220 $9.53 $10.02 $20,830 3.7 %

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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