Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA



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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, a metropolitan statistical area in Virginia. 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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA (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 64,940 $12.06 $15.29 $31,800 2.1 %
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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 1,930 $31.01 $34.79 $72,360 4.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $49.70 $52.32 $108,820 11.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 430 $33.50 $38.97 $81,060 5.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $47.98 $50.11 $104,220 13.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $39.52 $41.59 $86,500 8.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $26.82 $28.72 $59,750 4.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $43.48 $43.01 $89,450 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 80 $36.71 $45.27 $94,150 10.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 180 $32.96 $37.18 $77,330 6.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $32.99 $30.88 $64,230 5.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $21.88 $22.65 $47,120 4.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $36.34 $39.26 $81,660 4.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $13.00 $14.23 $29,610 7.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $34.77 $38.40 $79,880 4.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $25.14 $26.14 $54,370 1.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $32.24 $33.04 $68,730 4.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $29.81 $30.69 $63,830 4.3 %
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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 1,520 $20.18 $23.34 $48,550 4.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $12.46 $14.22 $29,580 10.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $18.56 $24.40 $50,750 6.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $25.43 $29.06 $60,450 11.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $16.98 $17.41 $36,220 5.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $23.66 $24.76 $51,500 7.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $20.67 $21.63 $44,980 4.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $20.87 $22.58 $46,960 7.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $33.35 $40.32 $83,860 16.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 210 $19.49 $20.98 $43,650 3.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 350 $24.16 $25.33 $52,680 5.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (7) $15.72 $16.29 $33,880 3.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (7) $18.61 $24.16 $50,260 23.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $10.67 $12.23 $25,440 17.5 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1,240 $25.44 $27.47 $57,140 5.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 220 $17.82 $19.98 $41,560 6.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 220 $29.70 $31.70 $65,940 7.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $32.94 $35.16 $73,130 5.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $30.26 $29.61 $61,590 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $20.83 $22.86 $47,550 10.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $22.90 $25.68 $53,410 7.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $27.42 $30.48 $63,400 13.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (7) $35.85 $36.59 $76,110 2.1 %
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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 1,250 $24.10 $25.80 $53,650 4.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $13.92 $14.92 $31,040 5.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $22.70 $25.97 $54,020 7.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 150 $33.53 $33.05 $68,740 3.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $24.56 $25.47 $52,980 7.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 190 $24.98 $25.87 $53,810 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 160 $29.60 $30.26 $62,940 4.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (7) $36.75 $33.42 $69,510 7.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (7) $17.69 $18.47 $38,420 7.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $19.30 $20.00 $41,600 4.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $16.28 $16.64 $34,600 3.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $17.59 $18.84 $39,190 7.2 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
19-2031 Chemists 60 $35.32 $35.91 $74,700 8.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $17.53 $20.68 $43,020 12.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $20.89 $23.83 $49,560 5.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $24.34 $27.68 $57,570 14.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 110 $14.57 $15.31 $31,850 5.9 %
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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 750 $15.42 $16.53 $34,380 5.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $15.13 $15.15 $31,500 3.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $16.53 $17.46 $36,310 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $10.42 $11.62 $24,170 8.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (7) $16.81 $18.40 $38,280 7.2 %
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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 180 $16.15 $33.09 $68,820 11.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 (5) $67.44 $140,270 19.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $12.88 $13.16 $27,380 6.6 %
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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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $92,140 4.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $8.55 $13.54 $28,170 28.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 570 (4) (4) $43,900 5.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 350 (4) (4) $45,540 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 410 (4) (4) $46,590 6.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 30 $20.98 $22.30 $46,380 5.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (7) $10.06 $10.47 $21,770 13.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 450 (4) (4) $43,120 7.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $23.37 $23.53 $48,950 6.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $12.84 $13.46 $27,990 2.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 400 (4) (4) $20,190 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 420 $13.38 $15.94 $33,150 7.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $10.46 $11.88 $24,720 13.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (7) $8.13 $8.20 $17,060 5.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers (7) $29.03 $25.55 $53,140 16.5 %
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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 2,480 $18.16 $23.34 $48,540 8.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $48.48 $46.27 $96,240 3.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $89.20 $185,530 13.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 800 $18.70 $19.30 $40,140 2.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (7) $19.38 $19.48 $40,520 3.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $22.14 $22.83 $47,480 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $10.84 $11.00 $22,880 2.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 320 $15.44 $15.55 $32,340 3.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $12.17 $13.25 $27,570 3.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $13.19 $13.68 $28,450 6.0 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (7) $10.24 $13.02 $27,080 22.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $20.56 $22.81 $47,450 8.2 %
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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 1,270 $9.32 $10.28 $21,390 5.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (7) $8.00 $8.29 $17,240 4.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 420 $8.70 $9.08 $18,880 6.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $18.31 $15.64 $32,530 18.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (7) $10.55 $10.98 $22,840 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $12.30 $12.37 $25,730 3.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (7) $8.05 $8.18 $17,020 3.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 30 $9.64 $10.72 $22,290 11.0 %
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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 820 $15.58 $16.54 $34,410 3.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (7) $12.78 $13.36 $27,790 2.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $17.58 $20.81 $43,290 8.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 310 $16.31 $17.17 $35,720 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 110 $10.93 $13.72 $28,540 8.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $8.16 $9.55 $19,870 10.9 %
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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 6,050 $6.65 $7.31 $15,210 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $10.81 $12.83 $26,690 6.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (7) $6.18 $6.27 $13,030 6.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $8.20 $8.88 $18,470 7.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 520 $7.90 $8.09 $16,820 4.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $7.73 $8.10 $16,850 11.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 360 $7.59 $7.86 $16,360 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 $6.50 $7.61 $15,840 17.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,710 $6.52 $6.68 $13,880 3.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (7) $6.38 $6.43 $13,380 6.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,650 $6.18 $6.19 $12,880 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (7) $7.41 $7.24 $15,050 8.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 30 $6.28 $6.93 $14,420 8.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 230 $7.46 $7.31 $15,200 4.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $6.71 $6.72 $13,980 3.3 %
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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 1,980 $7.90 $8.75 $18,200 3.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $14.87 $15.82 $32,910 6.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $20.34 $21.75 $45,230 10.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 870 $8.07 $8.92 $18,560 4.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 570 $7.13 $7.23 $15,040 6.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 450 $8.17 $8.87 $18,450 4.7 %
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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 1,820 $8.52 $9.83 $20,440 5.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $13.48 $15.19 $31,590 7.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $6.13 $6.27 $13,040 7.1 %
39-4011 Embalmers 60 $17.78 $18.79 $39,070 8.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 300 $11.56 $11.97 $24,900 6.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 350 $7.66 $7.82 $16,270 4.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (7) $9.49 $8.98 $18,690 7.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $14.19 $12.85 $26,720 16.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (7) $11.38 $10.59 $22,020 11.9 %
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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 7,450 $9.08 $11.78 $24,510 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 660 $14.26 $16.04 $33,370 6.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $27.94 $33.11 $68,870 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,650 $7.20 $7.42 $15,440 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 60 $10.64 $14.08 $29,280 19.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (7) $18.77 $17.73 $36,880 6.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,760 $8.01 $9.46 $19,670 6.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $10.00 $9.74 $20,260 12.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $15.27 $15.63 $32,510 5.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (7) $14.07 $13.20 $27,460 4.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (7) $25.23 $25.46 $52,950 2.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 470 $19.53 $21.55 $44,830 5.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 190 $9.68 $14.39 $29,930 16.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $38.26 $39.68 $82,530 8.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) $8.99 $8.96 $18,630 4.3 %
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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 8,440 $11.53 $12.48 $25,960 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 600 $16.91 $18.95 $39,410 3.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $9.10 $9.92 $20,620 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $12.39 $12.82 $26,670 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 100 $12.14 $12.09 $25,140 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 710 $12.56 $12.74 $26,500 3.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $14.07 $14.05 $29,210 5.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $12.62 $13.81 $28,720 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 370 $10.41 $11.05 $22,990 4.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 $9.72 $9.49 $19,740 4.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $7.39 $7.38 $15,360 8.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $10.77 $10.75 $22,360 5.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $13.30 $13.80 $28,700 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 340 $9.99 $10.10 $21,000 2.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (7) $19.64 $19.66 $40,890 6.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $12.05 $12.44 $25,870 4.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $13.65 $13.21 $27,470 9.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $9.81 $9.98 $20,770 4.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $22.77 $22.10 $45,960 2.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $20.79 $20.12 $41,840 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 340 $15.01 $16.01 $33,300 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 370 $11.74 $12.03 $25,030 5.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 810 $9.06 $9.50 $19,770 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 240 $16.89 $17.60 $36,610 3.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $12.25 $12.40 $25,780 5.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 110 $10.84 $11.36 $23,630 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 480 $12.59 $12.76 $26,550 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $8.93 $9.62 $20,010 6.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (7) $12.43 $11.86 $24,660 9.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,400 $10.16 $10.57 $21,990 2.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 120 $11.95 $12.41 $25,820 2.9 %
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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 100 $9.24 $10.04 $20,890 2.3 %
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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 3,220 $13.33 $14.13 $29,390 4.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers (7) $15.40 $15.51 $32,260 9.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 450 $14.84 $14.85 $30,880 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $11.74 $10.22 $21,260 20.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 240 $10.13 $10.78 $22,410 6.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (7) $11.37 $12.14 $25,250 2.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $14.26 $14.33 $29,820 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 290 $18.87 $18.64 $38,770 6.9 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (7) $8.99 $10.00 $20,790 10.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $10.86 $11.80 $24,550 13.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $15.41 $15.68 $32,610 6.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $8.30 $8.52 $17,730 3.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (7) $11.63 $11.54 $24,000 9.6 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (7) $9.90 $10.04 $20,880 7.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $17.40 $19.02 $39,560 6.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $11.89 $12.30 $25,590 2.7 %
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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 2,470 $15.14 $17.26 $35,910 5.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $23.21 $24.61 $51,200 5.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (7) $13.09 $15.29 $31,790 19.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $12.56 $13.24 $27,530 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $14.88 $14.61 $30,390 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (7) $10.11 $11.26 $23,430 16.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $15.72 $15.94 $33,150 4.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $14.16 $14.56 $30,290 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 480 $13.66 $14.48 $30,110 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $9.11 $9.90 $20,590 7.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $9.64 $10.04 $20,880 4.2 %
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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 10,720 $12.48 $13.50 $28,090 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 600 $19.86 $21.55 $44,820 3.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 690 $12.70 $13.39 $27,850 5.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (7) $11.85 $11.96 $24,870 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (7) $11.78 $12.19 $25,360 3.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 250 $10.63 $10.94 $22,750 5.6 %
51-3011 Bakers (7) $8.01 $8.21 $17,080 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $11.77 $11.91 $24,770 4.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (7) $12.87 $13.42 $27,910 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.68 $13.81 $28,730 5.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $12.94 $13.11 $27,260 2.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $14.13 $13.85 $28,800 2.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.79 $12.75 $26,510 2.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 $20.05 $20.80 $43,270 5.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 190 $14.48 $14.73 $30,630 5.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (7) $12.93 $13.44 $27,940 6.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $6.63 $7.13 $14,830 8.9 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $9.99 $10.75 $22,350 9.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 190 $9.37 $9.45 $19,660 2.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 $10.09 $10.42 $21,670 3.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (7) $10.03 $10.10 $21,020 2.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 140 $19.65 $19.41 $40,370 3.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 170 $12.70 $13.35 $27,770 5.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $10.40 $10.98 $22,830 5.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 440 $12.45 $12.82 $26,660 4.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $11.87 $11.99 $24,940 6.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $9.89 $9.93 $20,650 2.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 440 $9.01 $9.31 $19,370 5.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (7) $8.57 $10.46 $21,750 10.5 %
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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 2,770 $11.66 $12.53 $26,060 4.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $16.17 $19.33 $40,200 7.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $19.53 $20.38 $42,390 5.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 250 $9.00 $10.65 $22,150 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 60 $14.18 $12.66 $26,340 18.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 670 $13.98 $15.80 $32,870 6.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 200 $8.93 $9.23 $19,200 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $12.62 $12.85 $26,740 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $7.88 $8.34 $17,340 11.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 710 $10.58 $11.54 $24,000 6.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $10.44 $10.43 $21,700 6.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 190 $10.26 $10.51 $21,850 6.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $10.31 $10.72 $22,300 5.3 %

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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