Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bellingham, WA



For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Bellingham, WA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Bellingham, WA (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 74,670 $14.12 $16.77 $34,880 1.5 %
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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 1,620 $36.22 $40.26 $83,750 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 40 $66.14 $70.19 $145,990 8.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 430 $39.85 $47.32 $98,430 3.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $50.31 $48.05 $99,950 7.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $43.69 $46.36 $96,420 7.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $30.54 $33.28 $69,230 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $35.06 $37.80 $78,630 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $35.48 $36.79 $76,510 5.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $39.27 $39.35 $81,840 2.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $22.90 $28.73 $59,760 6.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $29.17 $32.62 $67,850 6.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $40.28 $44.93 $93,460 5.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $77,560 4.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 100 $32.47 $34.36 $71,480 1.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $57.12 $56.66 $117,850 4.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 $41.79 $44.78 $93,130 4.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 $21.21 $22.33 $46,450 16.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $32.80 $34.01 $70,730 4.0 %
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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 1,960 $22.86 $25.69 $53,430 2.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $21.34 $28.76 $59,820 18.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $25.89 $28.19 $58,630 6.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $20.61 $22.68 $47,170 6.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $27.69 $29.83 $62,040 4.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $19.26 $18.70 $38,900 6.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $21.37 $23.41 $48,690 5.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $23.01 $23.72 $49,330 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $33.67 $43.34 $90,160 12.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (7) $18.98 $18.16 $37,780 6.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 370 $23.52 $25.22 $52,470 6.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 560 $22.36 $23.36 $48,600 2.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $21.26 $26.92 $56,000 16.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (7) $22.80 $22.62 $47,050 7.2 %
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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 660 $24.87 $26.28 $54,670 4.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 $26.46 $27.94 $58,110 12.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $33.44 $34.62 $72,020 9.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $18.02 $18.07 $37,580 4.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $28.11 $28.32 $58,910 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $22.39 $23.75 $49,390 4.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $24.88 $26.08 $54,240 6.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (7) $32.89 $35.11 $73,030 12.1 %
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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 1,100 $29.46 $30.88 $64,220 2.9 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (7) $24.86 $25.14 $52,300 4.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $32.41 $34.63 $72,040 3.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (7) $21.05 $24.06 $50,040 14.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $28.90 $29.72 $61,820 4.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $36.77 $36.84 $76,620 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $20.54 $21.16 $44,010 5.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $23.04 $24.15 $50,240 3.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $28.13 $28.52 $59,330 3.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $16.59 $16.98 $35,330 3.6 %
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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 530 $23.46 $23.67 $49,240 2.7 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (7) $27.91 $28.37 $59,010 7.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $25.31 $25.96 $53,990 4.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $25.51 $25.70 $53,450 5.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (7) $22.57 $23.65 $49,180 6.6 %
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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 1,390 $16.74 $17.67 $36,750 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (7) $13.57 $14.63 $30,430 7.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $18.51 $20.00 $41,590 6.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 390 $17.50 $18.66 $38,820 7.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 70 $14.57 $16.80 $34,940 6.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $21.58 $21.89 $45,520 6.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 160 $17.64 $18.80 $39,100 9.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $20.40 $21.36 $44,430 2.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $22.45 $21.98 $45,720 5.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $11.70 $12.16 $25,300 3.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $14.56 $14.43 $30,020 6.4 %
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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 440 $20.99 $25.42 $52,870 6.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 160 $33.03 $34.54 $71,840 8.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 180 $18.57 $17.85 $37,130 3.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $19.91 $20.54 $42,720 6.7 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 30 $18.50 $20.03 $41,670 7.1 %
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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 5,140 $18.06 $18.98 $39,490 3.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $64,370 2.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $59,850 3.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $49,540 3.3 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $49,090 2.1 %
25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $51,920 4.1 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $50,960 3.8 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $40,480 3.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $45,800 1.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 90 $11.63 $11.93 $24,820 7.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $40,890 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 720 (4) (4) $43,130 2.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 430 (4) (4) $45,450 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 490 (4) (4) $43,440 3.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $45,010 5.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $44,160 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $43,530 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $41,470 5.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $12.88 $15.54 $32,320 9.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 540 (4) (4) $30,320 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $25.62 $25.54 $53,120 2.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $14.65 $14.92 $31,040 3.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $24.31 $28.31 $58,880 7.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 850 (4) (4) $25,400 1.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $18.84 $18.82 $39,150 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 820 $15.83 $16.77 $34,880 3.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $11.18 $11.27 $23,440 2.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $14.04 $14.92 $31,040 3.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (7) $8.67 $10.21 $21,240 15.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 220 (4) (4) $31,360 3.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $15.73 $15.25 $31,710 5.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $19.84 $20.85 $43,360 4.9 %
27-3041 Editors (7) $22.15 $21.63 $45,000 3.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $11.18 $15.04 $31,280 13.8 %
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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 2,820 $23.68 $28.54 $59,370 6.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 $43.12 $45.64 $94,930 8.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $75.61 $157,280 10.2 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (7) $32.92 $42.23 $87,840 27.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) (5) (5) 13.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,000 $23.49 $23.76 $49,410 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $28.92 $27.54 $57,270 4.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $36.00 $33.92 $70,550 6.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (7) $25.77 $25.87 $53,820 2.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $25.61 $27.09 $56,340 3.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $30.05 $29.29 $60,930 4.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (7) $27.54 $26.26 $54,620 2.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (7) $15.71 $17.04 $35,440 3.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $39.94 $39.55 $82,260 3.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 $25.05 $24.91 $51,820 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $16.15 $16.55 $34,430 4.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $12.12 $12.21 $25,390 8.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 300 $15.63 $15.50 $32,240 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $11.18 $13.15 $27,360 7.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $14.24 $14.96 $31,120 2.5 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 90 $17.43 $19.93 $41,450 9.4 %
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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 1,930 $10.38 $11.56 $24,050 3.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 410 $9.35 $9.32 $19,390 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 600 $9.82 $9.92 $20,620 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $19.80 $19.90 $41,390 7.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $10.26 $10.55 $21,950 3.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (7) $20.32 $22.37 $46,530 10.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $15.98 $15.74 $32,730 13.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 280 $11.72 $11.99 $24,950 2.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (7) $10.09 $11.37 $23,660 18.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $15.20 $14.91 $31,020 2.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (7) $13.40 $14.33 $29,810 8.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $9.87 $10.48 $21,790 7.0 %
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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 2,380 $16.81 $19.87 $41,330 6.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $36.72 $36.73 $76,400 2.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (7) $33.77 $32.92 $68,470 2.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $30.85 $30.41 $63,250 6.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $33.04 $32.31 $67,200 2.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 280 $28.13 $27.75 $57,710 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 430 $10.80 $11.62 $24,170 3.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 30 $8.17 $8.77 $18,240 8.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 460 $20.42 $20.04 $41,690 4.5 %
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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 8,080 $8.39 $9.44 $19,640 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) $18.54 $18.06 $37,570 6.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 $15.63 $16.19 $33,680 1.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 130 $8.19 $8.67 $18,040 5.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 $10.45 $10.79 $22,450 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 620 $9.70 $9.95 $20,690 2.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $9.72 $9.72 $20,210 3.5 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 30 $12.03 $11.95 $24,860 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 500 $8.57 $9.64 $20,050 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 470 $8.30 $8.75 $18,200 2.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,580 $8.32 $8.86 $18,440 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,380 $8.10 $8.50 $17,690 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,610 $8.44 $9.66 $20,090 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 $12.58 $11.95 $24,860 9.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 310 $8.09 $8.27 $17,200 2.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 480 $8.11 $8.30 $17,260 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $8.09 $8.28 $17,220 2.2 %
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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 2,330 $10.50 $11.50 $23,910 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $15.37 $16.19 $33,670 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 $12.16 $12.23 $25,440 3.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $8.26 $8.74 $18,180 3.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $10.16 $10.99 $22,860 3.1 %
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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 2,370 $8.88 $10.27 $21,360 2.3 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 60 $19.61 $20.27 $42,150 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $16.62 $17.38 $36,160 4.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.16 $8.32 $17,300 2.4 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 70 $9.30 $9.80 $20,380 4.1 %
39-3019 Gaming Service Workers, All Other 50 $9.61 $9.61 $19,980 4.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 270 $8.16 $8.40 $17,470 2.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $8.66 $9.85 $20,480 10.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 390 $8.65 $9.11 $18,950 2.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (7) $9.82 $9.81 $20,400 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (7) $11.14 $15.20 $31,620 6.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 260 $9.62 $10.62 $22,090 3.2 %
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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 8,530 $11.13 $14.59 $30,340 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 620 $18.86 $20.43 $42,500 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $25.98 $30.65 $63,750 5.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,170 $9.33 $10.52 $21,880 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 590 $8.59 $10.23 $21,280 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $16.19 $17.38 $36,150 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,090 $10.10 $11.71 $24,360 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $15.53 $17.89 $37,210 8.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (7) $27.33 $30.73 $63,920 14.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (7) $20.49 $24.36 $50,680 7.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $10.04 $11.53 $23,980 17.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 170 $22.79 $24.60 $51,170 8.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 200 $20.61 $23.90 $49,720 6.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 650 $22.32 $26.27 $54,650 6.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 140 $10.27 $10.59 $22,020 7.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (7) $19.27 $20.23 $42,070 17.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 90 $8.76 $10.20 $21,220 3.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 110 $16.73 $23.34 $48,560 9.6 %
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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 12,820 $13.30 $14.31 $29,770 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 750 $20.59 $21.71 $45,160 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $10.27 $10.34 $21,510 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $13.74 $15.04 $31,270 6.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 320 $14.17 $13.96 $29,040 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,630 $14.31 $15.50 $32,240 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $16.32 $16.21 $33,720 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.04 $13.65 $28,380 4.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 470 $11.92 $11.83 $24,600 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $10.10 $10.24 $21,300 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $8.23 $8.68 $18,050 2.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $12.19 $12.23 $25,450 8.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $14.52 $14.86 $30,910 5.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $12.03 $12.44 $25,870 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $14.94 $15.22 $31,650 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 580 $10.67 $11.12 $23,120 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 70 $14.92 $16.64 $34,620 1.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $17.91 $17.70 $36,820 4.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $15.61 $15.96 $33,190 7.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $23.37 $22.79 $47,400 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $22.47 $21.24 $44,180 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $22.11 $19.97 $41,540 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $18.60 $20.04 $41,680 7.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 480 $11.56 $12.63 $26,260 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 910 $11.07 $12.13 $25,230 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $15.33 $15.16 $31,530 4.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 220 $18.45 $18.77 $39,030 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 90 $16.73 $17.04 $35,440 3.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 550 $13.00 $13.82 $28,740 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 740 $13.86 $14.47 $30,090 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $10.00 $10.98 $22,850 5.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 190 $14.59 $13.74 $28,580 8.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (7) $10.35 $10.33 $21,490 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,000 $12.19 $12.58 $26,170 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 $12.75 $13.46 $27,990 8.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 440 $11.80 $12.19 $25,360 2.4 %
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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 340 $14.81 $15.31 $31,840 7.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (7) $8.75 $11.35 $23,600 8.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 60 $19.67 $19.87 $41,330 4.3 %
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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 5,590 $18.82 $20.08 $41,760 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 460 $26.54 $27.74 $57,710 4.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,010 $16.68 $19.02 $39,570 3.8 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (7) $13.01 $15.59 $32,430 11.0 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 40 $19.64 $21.51 $44,730 6.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $23.07 $21.90 $45,550 9.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,010 $13.47 $15.43 $32,100 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $25.10 $25.52 $53,070 2.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 120 $23.79 $23.11 $48,060 6.4 %
47-2082 Tapers 80 $21.08 $21.80 $45,340 3.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 420 $28.11 $25.38 $52,780 4.5 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $17.50 $17.60 $36,600 2.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 330 $12.61 $13.53 $28,150 7.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $21.94 $21.91 $45,570 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $23.78 $22.73 $47,280 5.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 180 $14.88 $16.71 $34,750 18.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $21.15 $21.92 $45,590 11.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $13.46 $13.50 $28,090 3.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $10.91 $12.44 $25,880 17.8 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (7) $12.64 $12.28 $25,550 5.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $24.91 $24.66 $51,280 2.6 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (7) $21.19 $23.41 $48,680 9.7 %
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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 2,810 $18.72 $19.60 $40,780 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $27.21 $28.41 $59,090 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $16.35 $17.47 $36,350 6.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $23.15 $21.80 $45,340 9.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (7) $15.23 $15.76 $32,770 6.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (7) $20.84 $22.12 $46,010 12.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $18.59 $18.25 $37,970 9.1 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (7) $16.01 $16.22 $33,750 6.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 $17.58 $17.63 $36,670 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $18.68 $20.31 $42,250 5.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $17.21 $17.37 $36,140 5.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $19.66 $19.73 $41,040 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $23.63 $22.74 $47,300 4.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $12.27 $14.81 $30,800 15.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 $29.58 $27.51 $57,210 4.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 520 $17.09 $16.29 $33,890 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $17.01 $17.35 $36,080 3.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $29.78 $27.17 $56,500 8.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $10.58 $12.66 $26,330 8.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 90 $13.91 $14.67 $30,520 6.6 %
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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 5,860 $14.47 $16.16 $33,620 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 480 $23.63 $26.86 $55,870 5.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 $12.33 $13.28 $27,620 2.6 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 30 $12.51 $12.90 $26,830 8.3 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 50 $13.69 $14.22 $29,580 8.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 660 $12.39 $12.80 $26,620 4.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 210 $12.78 $12.98 $27,000 6.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $13.25 $13.68 $28,460 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $19.16 $18.32 $38,100 2.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 250 $10.21 $11.42 $23,750 9.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 140 $12.52 $15.08 $31,360 17.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.00 $13.16 $27,370 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.26 $12.38 $25,750 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 250 $18.34 $18.56 $38,600 4.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $9.83 $9.94 $20,670 3.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $11.98 $12.32 $25,640 4.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 260 $17.88 $16.92 $35,180 2.4 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (7) $25.03 $22.67 $47,160 18.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $15.69 $15.91 $33,090 5.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $14.48 $15.25 $31,720 4.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $8.35 $9.26 $19,270 9.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $10.48 $11.32 $23,540 7.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (7) $10.24 $11.23 $23,370 4.5 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $10.08 $11.33 $23,570 7.8 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $10.43 $11.04 $22,960 6.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $12.52 $13.10 $27,250 12.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (7) $10.57 $11.50 $23,920 20.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 240 $12.36 $12.91 $26,860 8.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $23.84 $23.51 $48,900 3.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 $21.96 $22.89 $47,610 4.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $15.34 $15.21 $31,630 4.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 $17.18 $19.08 $39,690 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $13.44 $13.24 $27,540 3.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.76 $12.93 $26,890 3.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (7) $19.01 $18.92 $39,360 10.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $13.21 $13.63 $28,360 3.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $10.05 $10.09 $20,980 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 310 $10.62 $10.95 $22,780 3.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 160 $10.02 $12.32 $25,620 13.2 %
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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 5,150 $13.21 $14.19 $29,520 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $20.06 $20.40 $42,430 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $22.51 $24.66 $51,290 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 190 $15.66 $15.46 $32,160 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 150 $15.29 $16.69 $34,710 14.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,290 $15.68 $16.24 $33,780 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 620 $14.41 $14.82 $30,820 5.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $9.82 $10.00 $20,810 3.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (7) $9.54 $9.79 $20,360 6.6 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors (7) $34.37 $33.22 $69,100 15.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (7) $30.58 $28.92 $60,150 5.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 30 $25.56 $26.11 $54,300 6.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 $13.64 $14.50 $30,160 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $9.83 $10.26 $21,350 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,230 $10.08 $10.60 $22,050 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 190 $10.07 $12.14 $25,260 15.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 250 $8.48 $10.01 $20,830 4.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $19.14 $19.15 $39,840 9.4 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (7) $9.41 $9.35 $19,440 6.3 %

About May 2005 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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