Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Merced, CA MSA



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Major Occupational Groups in Merced, CA 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 59,510 $11.87 $15.49 $32,220 2.2 %
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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 1,970 $33.15 $36.79 $76,520 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $54.48 $59.45 $123,650 6.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 700 $34.54 $40.09 $83,380 3.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $35.08 $35.45 $73,730 6.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 $29.22 $33.27 $69,200 10.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 150 $36.21 $38.65 $80,390 6.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $32.98 $35.72 $74,300 6.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $31.78 $36.28 $75,450 7.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $17.13 $29.29 $60,920 23.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $93,590 6.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $18.13 $18.50 $38,490 3.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $32.56 $33.81 $70,320 8.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $10.42 $14.16 $29,450 8.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $22.82 $23.96 $49,830 3.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other (7) $32.40 $32.60 $67,800 2.8 %
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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 1,340 $21.01 $24.41 $50,780 3.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $22.92 $24.17 $50,260 8.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $19.52 $21.20 $44,100 4.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $18.46 $18.47 $38,420 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $24.16 $26.72 $55,580 9.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (7) $22.07 $22.83 $47,500 2.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $20.86 $22.92 $47,660 4.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 240 $20.13 $23.79 $49,470 8.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 230 $24.12 $29.20 $60,740 5.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $22.84 $27.37 $56,940 10.2 %
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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 310 $21.60 $23.53 $48,950 4.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $16.39 $17.64 $36,700 4.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $27.13 $31.32 $65,150 9.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $31.68 $31.56 $65,640 5.1 %
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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 320 $25.58 $25.99 $54,060 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $26.64 $29.35 $61,050 12.3 %
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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 380 $25.38 $26.95 $56,070 4.1 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 50 $21.04 $21.16 $44,000 2.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $34.40 $34.27 $71,280 4.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (7) $17.28 $18.12 $37,700 9.5 %
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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 900 $15.71 $17.07 $35,510 5.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $14.06 $14.30 $29,740 6.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $30.46 $29.13 $60,590 7.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (7) $9.17 $11.33 $23,580 13.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $9.87 $10.55 $21,940 5.1 %
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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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
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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 6,210 $19.17 $21.69 $45,100 9.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 340 $13.08 $13.66 $28,420 7.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $48,110 11.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,440 (4) (4) $48,090 4.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $48,710 3.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (7) (4) (4) $54,560 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $45,050 6.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $53,440 2.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $60,110 2.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (7) (4) (4) $25,490 2.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 40 $30.24 $28.48 $59,230 12.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $13.20 $13.37 $27,800 4.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $33.68 $34.47 $71,690 5.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,130 (4) (4) $24,710 1.8 %
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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 (7) $14.54 $16.87 $35,080 6.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $14.60 $14.86 $30,900 3.2 %
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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 1,860 $26.46 $32.23 $67,040 5.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 70 $52.26 $55.08 $114,560 5.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 (5) $85.22 $177,250 9.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (7) $69.45 $74.78 $155,540 14.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $40.33 $40.08 $83,370 3.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 620 $27.19 $27.42 $57,030 4.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $20.79 $23.57 $49,040 6.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (7) $26.24 $26.24 $54,570 4.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (7) $27.00 $30.06 $62,530 3.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $31.56 $31.69 $65,900 10.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 40 $24.84 $25.37 $52,770 3.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 90 $15.47 $15.30 $31,820 2.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 220 $19.64 $20.03 $41,660 4.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 $12.62 $13.28 $27,610 5.8 %
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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 1,530 $9.97 $10.80 $22,460 3.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 230 $8.20 $8.45 $17,570 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (7) $9.17 $9.61 $19,990 4.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $8.48 $9.74 $20,260 7.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 $14.05 $14.60 $30,360 5.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $11.17 $11.77 $24,490 5.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $8.48 $8.67 $18,030 2.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 180 $11.97 $12.21 $25,400 7.1 %
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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 1,560 $17.11 $16.73 $34,800 6.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $32.33 $32.87 $68,380 4.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 290 $18.94 $18.69 $38,870 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 390 $23.08 $23.62 $49,120 5.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 230 $9.67 $10.41 $21,660 4.2 %
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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 4,920 $8.08 $8.65 $18,000 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) $18.73 $18.39 $38,250 9.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 380 $10.74 $11.72 $24,370 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 660 $7.73 $7.74 $16,090 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 150 $10.70 $11.07 $23,020 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (7) $9.78 $9.94 $20,680 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $9.73 $9.74 $20,250 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 480 $8.04 $8.24 $17,130 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 220 $7.52 $7.63 $15,880 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,140 $8.00 $8.28 $17,220 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (7) $8.19 $8.38 $17,440 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (7) $7.82 $8.30 $17,260 4.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (7) $7.82 $7.84 $16,310 1.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (7) $7.82 $7.78 $16,180 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (7) $7.86 $7.95 $16,530 2.6 %
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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 1,810 $10.20 $11.19 $23,270 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $14.96 $15.18 $31,570 4.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $16.52 $18.69 $38,880 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $10.23 $11.00 $22,880 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 240 $7.92 $8.20 $17,060 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $12.64 $12.51 $26,010 7.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $10.84 $11.59 $24,100 4.5 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (7) $12.38 $13.52 $28,120 6.3 %
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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 880 $8.88 $10.19 $21,190 2.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $7.75 $7.71 $16,040 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $9.93 $10.46 $21,770 3.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (7) $9.37 $10.06 $20,920 8.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $13.57 $16.18 $33,660 6.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 $8.00 $8.39 $17,450 3.8 %
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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 5,230 $9.05 $12.17 $25,310 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 510 $15.33 $16.76 $34,860 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 $23.43 $26.62 $55,370 12.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,930 $8.13 $9.08 $18,900 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $8.87 $10.95 $22,780 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 110 $12.55 $14.02 $29,150 5.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,700 $8.75 $10.56 $21,960 3.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 $19.95 $21.52 $44,760 7.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $26.83 $34.98 $72,750 23.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $20.54 $21.52 $44,760 7.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 250 $21.17 $22.18 $46,130 3.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $9.57 $11.05 $22,990 6.7 %
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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 8,730 $12.48 $13.53 $28,150 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 540 $18.57 $19.20 $39,940 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $9.61 $10.40 $21,640 5.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $14.48 $13.38 $27,840 6.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 $11.42 $12.42 $25,830 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 880 $13.46 $13.79 $28,680 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $14.93 $14.85 $30,890 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 260 $10.66 $11.22 $23,350 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 260 $15.59 $16.31 $33,920 4.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $10.45 $10.97 $22,810 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 40 $8.90 $9.07 $18,870 4.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $12.41 $14.54 $30,240 7.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $13.13 $15.00 $31,210 6.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $12.61 $13.65 $28,400 4.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $17.49 $17.82 $37,070 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 480 $9.69 $10.08 $20,960 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $13.33 $15.26 $31,740 5.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $13.90 $14.56 $30,290 5.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $18.98 $18.91 $39,340 3.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $21.37 $20.81 $43,280 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 $21.18 $20.55 $42,750 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $13.31 $15.76 $32,770 5.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 $12.70 $13.21 $27,470 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 680 $9.56 $10.76 $22,380 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (7) $9.94 $11.19 $23,270 12.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 360 $16.75 $18.31 $38,080 4.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 90 $17.23 $17.61 $36,630 5.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (7) $11.83 $11.48 $23,870 2.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 560 $11.96 $12.19 $25,360 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $10.72 $11.13 $23,160 3.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $13.01 $13.12 $27,280 5.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,580 $10.83 $11.80 $24,530 2.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 260 $9.40 $10.77 $22,390 4.2 %
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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 3,760 $7.71 $8.35 $17,370 2.7 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 120 $10.50 $13.39 $27,860 8.3 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (7) $17.19 $16.79 $34,920 7.5 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (7) $7.96 $8.14 $16,930 3.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (7) $9.32 $9.29 $19,330 4.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2,380 $7.28 $7.60 $15,810 1.8 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 80 $9.25 $14.24 $29,610 10.7 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 80 $8.79 $9.70 $20,180 7.5 %
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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 2,950 $13.88 $15.45 $32,130 4.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $23.41 $24.04 $50,000 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 210 $21.13 $19.06 $39,640 8.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 50 $15.94 $15.63 $32,500 14.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 440 $10.30 $12.07 $25,100 6.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 780 $9.96 $10.64 $22,130 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $18.40 $17.59 $36,580 3.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 150 $21.33 $21.48 $44,680 7.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 150 $19.63 $20.44 $42,520 4.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $17.33 $16.82 $34,980 5.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $13.99 $16.27 $33,850 15.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $15.10 $16.62 $34,560 4.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $20.24 $20.21 $42,030 3.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $9.72 $9.57 $19,910 3.7 %
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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 2,460 $16.32 $17.40 $36,190 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $24.33 $25.07 $52,140 2.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $24.89 $24.40 $50,750 3.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $12.77 $15.61 $32,480 6.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (7) $22.55 $22.02 $45,790 4.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $15.23 $15.08 $31,360 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $17.64 $18.06 $37,570 3.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 470 $13.88 $15.08 $31,360 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $16.80 $16.70 $34,750 3.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $14.05 $14.20 $29,530 6.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $19.80 $20.06 $41,720 3.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $9.29 $9.61 $19,980 4.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 30 $17.59 $19.65 $40,870 11.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $16.63 $18.74 $38,970 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 590 $15.27 $15.06 $31,330 2.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (7) $18.31 $18.42 $38,310 5.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $10.63 $10.88 $22,630 3.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $10.73 $16.88 $35,120 17.5 %
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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 7,250 $10.30 $12.53 $26,060 5.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 400 $21.76 $22.54 $46,890 2.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 $11.43 $11.35 $23,600 5.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 260 $9.41 $11.20 $23,290 6.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 60 $8.29 $9.64 $20,060 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $9.62 $10.78 $22,430 6.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $12.95 $13.85 $28,810 3.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (7) $15.66 $14.69 $30,560 3.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (7) $8.09 $8.40 $17,470 3.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $8.47 $10.25 $21,320 3.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.95 $12.38 $25,740 7.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 170 $13.51 $13.95 $29,010 3.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $11.85 $13.46 $27,990 7.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 $22.80 $23.83 $49,570 7.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $21.35 $21.63 $44,980 3.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.92 $12.80 $26,620 11.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $10.51 $11.25 $23,400 2.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 180 $15.98 $15.96 $33,190 3.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $8.79 $9.92 $20,630 8.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 260 $8.40 $9.10 $18,920 3.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (7) $9.22 $9.21 $19,160 2.6 %
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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 4,690 $12.18 $13.53 $28,140 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $17.68 $17.91 $37,250 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $23.81 $24.24 $50,410 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 160 $11.37 $11.80 $24,540 7.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $8.31 $9.84 $20,460 8.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,230 $15.70 $17.20 $35,770 6.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 270 $11.55 $12.29 $25,560 5.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $8.31 $9.13 $18,990 3.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $20.79 $21.61 $44,960 10.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 420 $15.71 $15.56 $32,370 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $8.44 $9.08 $18,890 3.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,100 $9.94 $10.39 $21,620 2.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (7) $8.02 $9.17 $19,080 5.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (7) $23.38 $22.43 $46,660 13.1 %

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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Last Modified Date: November 25, 2008

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