Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 326100 - Plastics Product Manufacturing


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 326100 - Plastics Product Manufacturing.

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

NAICS Industry 326100 - Plastics Product Manufacturing is part of: NAICS 326000 - Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing.

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NAICS 326100 - Plastics Product Manufacturing

All Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 634,460 100.00% $13.14 $15.88 $33,030 0.4 %
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Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 27,950 4.41% $39.44 $44.79 $93,170 0.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,970 0.31% (5) $72.79 $151,410 1.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,620 1.36% $44.79 $50.33 $104,680 1.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 340 0.05% $42.95 $47.49 $98,780 2.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,210 0.35% $44.25 $47.23 $98,240 1.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 230 0.04% $34.96 $36.71 $76,350 4.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 800 0.13% $38.49 $40.44 $84,120 1.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,870 0.29% $38.86 $42.18 $87,740 1.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 520 0.08% $29.63 $32.99 $68,610 2.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 30 (7) $37.88 $38.64 $80,370 3.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 290 0.05% $36.46 $37.57 $78,140 2.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 6,770 1.07% $33.04 $35.90 $74,670 1.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 870 0.14% $32.63 $34.74 $72,260 1.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,040 0.16% $27.75 $29.71 $61,790 1.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,930 0.30% $41.00 $42.92 $89,280 1.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 410 0.06% $37.03 $39.50 $82,160 2.8 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 10,660 1.68% $23.46 $25.46 $52,950 1.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 0.02% $21.93 $22.01 $45,780 4.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,160 0.50% $21.09 $22.44 $46,680 1.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (8) (8) $20.59 $21.68 $45,100 5.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 340 0.05% $25.45 $25.91 $53,890 2.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 180 0.03% $21.09 $22.64 $47,080 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 500 0.08% $22.98 $24.77 $51,530 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 350 0.06% $20.51 $21.18 $44,060 2.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 460 0.07% $23.05 $24.26 $50,470 1.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 240 0.04% $26.77 $27.09 $56,340 2.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 140 0.02% $27.69 $28.86 $60,030 5.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,300 0.20% $24.64 $30.04 $62,480 10.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 3,530 0.56% $25.24 $27.20 $56,580 1.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 0.01% $21.19 $23.60 $49,080 4.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 0.01% $27.72 $28.91 $60,120 3.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 0.01% $23.79 $26.45 $55,010 10.3 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2,670 0.42% $26.35 $27.87 $57,980 1.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 630 0.10% $27.58 $28.87 $60,050 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) (8) $32.80 $34.24 $71,220 2.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 0.01% $22.89 $27.48 $57,160 9.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 490 0.08% $20.29 $21.37 $44,450 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 260 0.04% $28.54 $29.72 $61,810 2.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 120 0.02% $31.37 $30.33 $63,090 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 560 0.09% $26.69 $27.79 $57,810 1.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 170 0.03% $26.01 $27.62 $57,440 2.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 110 0.02% $24.82 $27.59 $57,390 4.4 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 14,500 2.29% $27.67 $28.42 $59,120 1.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 530 0.08% $33.71 $34.55 $71,870 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 220 0.03% $31.37 $32.08 $66,730 3.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) (8) $36.09 $34.53 $71,830 5.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 80 0.01% $32.99 $33.25 $69,160 4.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 130 0.02% $29.67 $30.68 $63,810 2.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 5,980 0.94% $29.13 $29.40 $61,160 1.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 360 0.06% $31.75 $32.95 $68,530 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 3,490 0.55% $29.46 $30.39 $63,210 1.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 810 0.13% $32.10 $32.72 $68,070 2.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 450 0.07% $20.03 $20.90 $43,470 2.4 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 90 0.01% $15.41 $16.55 $34,430 12.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 0.02% $22.34 $22.83 $47,500 3.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 140 0.02% $19.38 $20.12 $41,850 3.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,300 0.20% $18.65 $19.55 $40,670 2.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 430 0.07% $19.60 $20.88 $43,430 4.1 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 190 0.03% $20.73 $21.65 $45,040 3.9 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 760 0.12% $23.77 $26.45 $55,020 3.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 150 0.02% $29.24 $30.42 $63,270 2.7 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 40 0.01% $40.52 $40.92 $85,110 4.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 320 0.05% $24.36 $27.24 $56,660 4.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 190 0.03% $18.75 $19.26 $40,070 3.4 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 30 (7) $18.42 $18.86 $39,240 3.3 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,140 0.18% $21.18 $22.30 $46,390 1.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 650 0.10% $23.51 $24.14 $50,220 2.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 290 0.05% $17.84 $19.24 $40,020 4.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 0.01% $21.30 $23.28 $48,410 2.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 (7) $20.12 $21.56 $44,840 5.4 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 340 0.05% $21.00 $22.31 $46,400 3.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 40 0.01% $25.97 $26.11 $54,310 2.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 140 0.02% $25.43 $26.35 $54,800 2.4 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 40 0.01% $16.43 $18.79 $39,090 6.4 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 210 0.03% $13.05 $14.04 $29,200 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 190 0.03% $12.55 $13.16 $27,370 2.8 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,680 0.58% $10.43 $11.03 $22,950 0.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 0.01% $17.72 $19.07 $39,660 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,550 0.56% $10.38 $10.90 $22,670 0.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 60 0.01% $13.01 $12.16 $25,280 6.5 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 12,280 1.94% $26.74 $30.25 $62,910 1.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 60 0.01% $20.67 $25.52 $53,080 20.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 630 0.10% $36.17 $38.97 $81,060 2.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 80 0.01% $15.02 $16.05 $33,390 6.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 0.03% $25.82 $29.76 $61,900 9.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 430 0.07% $30.28 $33.43 $69,530 6.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 10,470 1.65% $26.61 $30.16 $62,730 1.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 (7) $10.07 $14.00 $29,120 22.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) (8) $32.44 $33.65 $70,000 6.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 180 0.03% $18.11 $18.17 $37,800 4.2 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 57,720 9.10% $14.21 $15.11 $31,420 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,650 0.58% $21.20 $22.59 $46,990 0.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 (7) $11.36 $11.22 $23,330 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 0.01% $13.48 $14.99 $31,170 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 2,470 0.39% $13.90 $14.22 $29,580 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5,320 0.84% $14.99 $15.35 $31,930 0.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,350 0.21% $15.50 $15.88 $33,040 1.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 210 0.03% $15.43 $15.57 $32,380 1.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,010 1.26% $15.36 $15.93 $33,140 0.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 0.01% $11.23 $11.86 $24,680 6.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,590 0.25% $13.77 $14.36 $29,860 1.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,440 0.23% $15.82 $16.29 $33,890 0.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,260 0.36% $11.62 $11.87 $24,690 0.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 0.01% $12.68 $14.59 $30,350 8.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 4,910 0.77% $17.03 $18.26 $37,980 0.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 11,860 1.87% $12.79 $13.24 $27,550 0.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,160 0.50% $12.15 $12.58 $26,170 1.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,110 0.17% $13.24 $13.94 $28,990 1.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,700 0.43% $17.19 $17.65 $36,710 1.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,720 0.27% $13.01 $13.40 $27,880 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) (8) $16.44 $16.64 $34,620 4.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 210 0.03% $11.80 $11.81 $24,560 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,910 0.77% $11.57 $12.09 $25,140 1.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 140 0.02% $14.05 $14.11 $29,360 3.3 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,050 0.64% $17.92 $17.68 $36,770 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 0.02% $21.33 $24.07 $50,060 5.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 380 0.06% $13.97 $15.03 $31,270 5.1 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 480 0.08% $11.10 $12.41 $25,800 4.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 2,050 0.32% $20.85 $21.32 $44,350 0.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers 260 0.04% $11.03 $13.63 $28,350 10.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 0.01% $14.36 $15.18 $31,580 8.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) $10.38 $11.71 $24,350 5.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 0.02% $14.44 $14.53 $30,220 10.0 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 60 0.01% $12.34 $13.98 $29,080 10.9 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 33,110 5.22% $18.36 $18.71 $38,920 0.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,220 0.51% $25.94 $26.63 $55,390 0.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 220 0.03% $21.11 $20.89 $43,440 2.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 40 0.01% $16.12 $15.74 $32,740 7.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) (8) $16.30 $16.27 $33,850 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 8,910 1.40% $18.55 $18.80 $39,110 0.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 16,310 2.57% $17.70 $17.62 $36,640 0.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 3,110 0.49% $16.95 $16.94 $35,230 1.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 150 0.02% $19.81 $20.12 $41,840 3.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 190 0.03% $10.59 $11.48 $23,870 3.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 790 0.12% $15.88 $16.53 $34,380 2.5 %
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Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 378,280 59.62% $12.18 $13.23 $27,510 0.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 27,810 4.38% $20.50 $21.78 $45,310 0.7 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (8) (8) $14.04 $14.36 $29,860 2.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) (8) $11.81 $12.42 $25,830 10.5 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 40 0.01% $20.41 $19.74 $41,060 6.2 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 6,710 1.06% $11.11 $11.59 $24,120 1.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 43,970 6.93% $10.71 $11.32 $23,550 0.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 4,520 0.71% $10.65 $11.35 $23,600 3.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 9,200 1.45% $12.15 $13.14 $27,320 1.7 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 460 0.07% $16.34 $17.91 $37,260 5.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 31,880 5.02% $12.64 $13.09 $27,230 1.0 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,890 0.93% $10.22 $11.26 $23,430 3.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,490 0.87% $13.19 $13.66 $28,420 2.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 14,830 2.34% $11.86 $12.28 $25,530 1.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,070 0.17% $12.15 $12.92 $26,870 3.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,600 0.73% $11.17 $11.86 $24,660 2.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 650 0.10% $13.56 $13.27 $27,590 4.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,230 0.19% $12.27 $12.91 $26,860 4.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 8,040 1.27% $15.54 $15.63 $32,510 1.7 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 90 0.01% $8.16 $8.75 $18,210 8.1 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $13.29 $14.38 $29,900 5.5 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $12.74 $13.80 $28,690 5.1 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 300 0.05% $16.55 $15.90 $33,080 5.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 63,670 10.04% $11.07 $11.84 $24,620 1.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 10,390 1.64% $13.51 $14.29 $29,720 3.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 5,340 0.84% $20.39 $20.76 $43,180 1.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 780 0.12% $11.71 $12.64 $26,300 5.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $13.92 $14.33 $29,800 5.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,980 0.31% $12.77 $13.55 $28,190 4.6 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 350 0.06% $14.42 $14.30 $29,740 3.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 500 0.08% $13.73 $14.53 $30,210 6.1 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 100 0.02% $12.73 $14.59 $30,340 6.8 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 4,580 0.72% $11.56 $12.16 $25,300 2.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) (8) $14.94 $14.50 $30,160 4.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 380 0.06% $16.15 $16.18 $33,660 4.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 5,750 0.91% $14.37 $14.72 $30,610 1.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,220 0.19% $9.09 $9.85 $20,490 4.4 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand (8) (8) $7.07 $6.85 $14,250 9.8 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $11.91 $11.91 $24,770 3.8 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $15.06 $14.78 $30,750 5.7 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $15.18 $14.11 $29,360 3.9 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 6,820 1.07% $13.54 $13.86 $28,840 2.3 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other (8) (8) $11.40 $10.83 $22,530 12.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 140 0.02% $11.28 $13.33 $27,730 9.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 0.01% $10.38 $10.56 $21,970 5.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 0.01% $21.45 $22.09 $45,950 3.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 0.01% $19.87 $19.53 $40,620 5.1 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,550 0.24% $20.74 $19.98 $41,570 5.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $11.66 $12.90 $26,830 8.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 910 0.14% $11.87 $12.25 $25,480 3.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 3,110 0.49% $10.42 $11.07 $23,020 2.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6,300 0.99% $13.37 $14.05 $29,220 2.5 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 3,720 0.59% $9.95 $10.35 $21,530 1.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6,310 0.99% $12.28 $13.06 $27,170 2.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7,540 1.19% $13.92 $13.97 $29,060 1.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 440 0.07% $15.75 $15.20 $31,630 5.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 21,090 3.32% $12.81 $13.55 $28,190 0.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 16,360 2.58% $10.85 $11.47 $23,860 1.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,650 0.89% $12.71 $13.05 $27,140 2.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (8) (8) $10.38 $11.02 $22,920 2.9 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 2,800 0.44% $10.45 $11.30 $23,500 2.6 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 120 0.02% $10.51 $10.93 $22,730 5.0 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 610 0.10% $12.83 $14.95 $31,100 17.5 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 1,820 0.29% $10.17 $11.09 $23,060 4.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,510 0.24% $13.85 $13.99 $29,090 3.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 18,860 2.97% $10.29 $10.65 $22,150 1.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 6,480 1.02% $11.31 $12.23 $25,430 2.9 %
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Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 87,060 13.72% $11.02 $11.81 $24,570 0.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,760 0.44% $19.07 $20.27 $42,160 1.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 620 0.10% $20.23 $22.49 $46,770 3.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,630 0.73% $15.25 $16.14 $33,570 1.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 800 0.13% $12.59 $13.07 $27,190 2.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $14.12 $13.78 $28,670 2.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 30 (7) $15.85 $16.35 $34,020 7.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 16,320 2.57% $12.83 $13.26 $27,590 0.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 0.02% $11.30 $11.38 $23,670 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 18,050 2.84% $10.84 $11.30 $23,510 1.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 7,350 1.16% $10.55 $11.03 $22,950 1.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 35,740 5.63% $9.64 $9.98 $20,760 0.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) (8) $18.50 $16.65 $34,630 13.5 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 210 0.03% $13.27 $13.64 $28,360 4.4 %

About May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.

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




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May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: November 10, 2008

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