Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chico, CA



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 Chico, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California. 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 Chico, CA (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 73,160 $12.85 $16.25 $33,800 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 3,340 $28.07 $32.53 $67,670 3.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 (5) $71.26 $148,230 5.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,030 $31.16 $36.56 $76,050 2.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $38.22 $40.40 $84,040 6.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $35.68 $37.87 $78,780 3.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $26.54 $31.50 $65,530 7.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $28.36 $30.50 $63,450 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 $27.32 $29.14 $60,610 10.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $32.59 $37.27 $77,520 6.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $33.11 $33.12 $68,890 3.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $22.03 $21.30 $44,310 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $72,880 5.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $30.07 $31.19 $64,870 4.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 150 $17.37 $18.19 $37,840 4.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $29.75 $31.90 $66,350 5.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 360 $10.24 $12.65 $26,310 9.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $23.69 $25.13 $52,270 8.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $37.99 $36.56 $76,040 5.4 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,530 $21.75 $24.48 $50,920 5.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $17.94 $17.84 $37,100 6.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $17.41 $19.33 $40,220 4.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (7) $37.18 $34.25 $71,240 6.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $19.52 $20.89 $43,450 5.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $19.94 $21.80 $45,350 5.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $17.71 $19.02 $39,550 3.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $19.75 $20.13 $41,880 4.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 $25.12 $28.06 $58,370 7.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 740 $20.98 $23.78 $49,470 6.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 450 $19.82 $22.16 $46,100 2.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (7) $25.89 $27.36 $56,920 4.3 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 40 $24.03 $30.95 $64,370 26.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $20.23 $21.42 $44,560 8.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $18.82 $20.49 $42,610 7.7 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 820 $23.10 $24.57 $51,110 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $23.97 $24.93 $51,860 5.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $31.88 $32.48 $67,560 6.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (7) $32.38 $35.59 $74,030 9.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $15.95 $16.57 $34,460 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $28.59 $30.11 $62,630 6.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $23.92 $23.88 $49,670 4.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $24.56 $25.96 $53,990 3.0 %
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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 490 $26.01 $26.38 $54,860 3.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $30.43 $37.00 $76,950 8.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $28.97 $29.53 $61,430 3.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $32.24 $31.95 $66,460 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $25.48 $28.41 $59,100 7.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $33.33 $33.35 $69,380 2.9 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other (7) $16.28 $16.31 $33,930 5.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $18.79 $19.04 $39,610 3.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $18.22 $19.95 $41,500 2.3 %
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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 540 $23.93 $24.55 $51,060 6.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $30.13 $31.16 $64,820 8.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $28.60 $30.28 $62,990 15.2 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 30 $15.79 $18.35 $38,160 12.1 %
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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 1,440 $17.31 $17.92 $37,270 4.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $12.60 $12.92 $26,880 4.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $22.58 $23.21 $48,270 1.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $16.55 $18.71 $38,910 5.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (7) $15.56 $17.90 $37,230 8.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $15.38 $15.65 $32,550 11.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 300 $12.37 $14.31 $29,760 12.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $10.51 $13.61 $28,300 4.1 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $15.32 $16.33 $33,960 7.4 %
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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 250 $20.17 $27.58 $57,360 9.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (7) $19.24 $19.12 $39,780 3.9 %
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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 6,000 $20.02 $22.35 $46,500 6.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 330 $10.56 $11.83 $24,610 15.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 (4) (4) $52,640 4.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,240 (4) (4) $46,110 4.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 230 (4) (4) $53,970 1.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 330 (4) (4) $53,970 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $51,660 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $59,870 3.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 110 $18.91 $19.84 $41,270 13.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 640 (4) (4) $39,220 12.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $25.44 $27.82 $57,860 5.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $15.26 $15.27 $31,760 5.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $28.97 $23.99 $49,890 8.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,240 (4) (4) $23,860 3.9 %
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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 800 $13.47 $16.16 $33,610 6.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (7) $18.39 $19.43 $40,420 10.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $12.23 $12.33 $25,640 8.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $14.40 $15.40 $32,030 5.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $11.90 $12.72 $26,460 2.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $29,200 7.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $12.51 $15.13 $31,480 11.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $18.81 $19.98 $41,560 8.4 %
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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 4,350 $25.05 $27.85 $57,940 3.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (5) $83.47 $173,610 13.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $25.19 $24.23 $50,400 2.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $54.76 $54.40 $113,150 2.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 $43.03 $49.95 $103,890 5.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $37.29 $36.89 $76,730 4.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,380 $28.84 $29.22 $60,790 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $33.17 $32.63 $67,870 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $36.98 $36.91 $76,770 5.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 130 $24.54 $25.32 $52,660 5.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $32.08 $32.79 $68,200 3.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (7) $29.86 $29.88 $62,140 10.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (7) $32.16 $31.93 $66,410 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $16.48 $17.44 $36,280 3.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $33.40 $33.47 $69,610 3.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $22.01 $24.30 $50,540 4.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (7) $27.92 $29.40 $61,140 5.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $21.67 $22.61 $47,040 3.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $15.79 $16.09 $33,460 3.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (7) $18.65 $19.05 $39,630 6.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $13.40 $12.97 $26,970 7.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 690 $19.64 $19.63 $40,830 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $11.46 $12.38 $25,760 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $14.64 $14.06 $29,250 5.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (7) $11.18 $15.78 $32,830 16.9 %
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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 3,350 $10.30 $11.10 $23,090 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 800 $8.76 $9.04 $18,810 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,130 $9.73 $9.88 $20,550 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $22.22 $22.92 $47,660 3.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.87 $10.14 $21,090 6.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 50 $26.11 $24.60 $51,170 15.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $12.52 $12.88 $26,780 6.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 660 $12.41 $12.86 $26,760 4.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $14.33 $14.12 $29,380 3.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $7.96 $8.07 $16,780 4.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 190 $13.45 $13.45 $27,970 2.8 %
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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 1,360 $17.91 $18.34 $38,150 6.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $35.13 $37.58 $78,160 11.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $25.41 $26.15 $54,400 4.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 160 $18.15 $18.66 $38,800 4.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $25.45 $25.82 $53,700 6.1 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers (7) $9.72 $10.36 $21,540 7.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 250 $8.20 $8.94 $18,590 2.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $8.05 $8.16 $16,970 3.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 300 $16.15 $16.47 $34,260 4.4 %
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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 6,860 $8.02 $8.70 $18,090 1.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $13.21 $14.03 $29,170 3.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 460 $12.59 $13.43 $27,920 5.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 620 $7.80 $7.80 $16,220 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $10.70 $11.23 $23,360 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 430 $9.72 $9.77 $20,330 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $9.15 $8.97 $18,660 3.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 790 $7.89 $8.22 $17,090 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 280 $7.91 $8.26 $17,180 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,470 $7.94 $8.27 $17,200 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 430 $8.05 $8.73 $18,150 2.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,190 $7.78 $7.88 $16,390 2.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $8.53 $8.68 $18,050 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $7.76 $7.66 $15,930 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $7.73 $7.65 $15,920 1.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.82 $7.85 $16,340 2.7 %
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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 2,410 $9.91 $11.06 $23,010 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $15.07 $16.17 $33,640 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $16.78 $17.45 $36,300 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $9.43 $10.42 $21,680 3.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 470 $8.36 $9.87 $20,530 7.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $10.84 $12.25 $25,480 6.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 700 $10.67 $11.19 $23,270 2.4 %
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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 3,170 $8.58 $10.62 $22,080 6.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $14.56 $14.50 $30,150 2.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $8.42 $9.20 $19,140 5.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $7.98 $8.39 $17,450 5.1 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (7) $7.78 $7.76 $16,140 4.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $13.76 $15.95 $33,180 14.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $9.13 $9.09 $18,900 2.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 380 $8.55 $9.92 $20,630 4.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 760 $8.04 $8.15 $16,950 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 380 $19.53 $19.44 $40,440 5.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (7) $8.72 $9.07 $18,860 2.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 90 $15.02 $13.68 $28,460 16.4 %
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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 7,920 $10.03 $13.22 $27,500 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 740 $15.85 $16.59 $34,500 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $22.95 $24.43 $50,810 10.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,370 $8.38 $9.97 $20,740 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 540 $10.20 $11.38 $23,680 7.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $13.44 $14.71 $30,600 6.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,730 $8.63 $10.95 $22,770 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $18.56 $20.78 $43,220 8.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 170 $22.39 $29.79 $61,970 12.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $21.65 $33.33 $69,320 12.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $14.94 $18.13 $37,700 9.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 $15.69 $19.87 $41,330 14.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 350 $20.08 $23.54 $48,960 5.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) $10.95 $12.79 $26,600 6.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 80 $10.53 $13.17 $27,380 11.7 %
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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 12,910 $12.04 $13.02 $27,090 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 940 $17.38 $18.42 $38,320 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $10.03 $10.64 $22,140 3.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $13.66 $13.51 $28,100 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 260 $12.41 $13.03 $27,090 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,190 $13.58 $13.98 $29,070 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $16.61 $16.44 $34,190 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 470 $10.47 $11.09 $23,070 3.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 570 $12.34 $13.53 $28,150 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $8.56 $10.02 $20,840 5.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 70 $8.35 $8.77 $18,240 2.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $10.88 $12.42 $25,840 6.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (7) $13.08 $13.88 $28,870 6.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $14.43 $15.11 $31,420 8.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $15.14 $15.40 $32,040 4.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 910 $9.96 $10.32 $21,470 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $12.41 $13.90 $28,920 7.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $12.21 $12.36 $25,710 4.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $11.12 $11.65 $24,230 7.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $22.56 $22.13 $46,020 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $22.11 $21.15 $44,000 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $23.01 $20.18 $41,980 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $18.31 $17.88 $37,200 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 360 $10.59 $11.87 $24,690 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,030 $9.53 $10.62 $22,090 3.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $11.85 $13.19 $27,430 4.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 730 $16.01 $16.50 $34,330 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $12.94 $13.45 $27,970 5.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $11.95 $12.18 $25,340 4.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 640 $12.77 $13.23 $27,520 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $13.32 $13.69 $28,480 9.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 320 $9.18 $9.46 $19,670 4.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $15.22 $16.72 $34,770 11.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 240 $13.92 $14.36 $29,870 6.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $8.30 $9.23 $19,190 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,460 $10.28 $10.82 $22,500 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (7) $13.41 $13.94 $28,990 4.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (7) $8.47 $10.25 $21,320 7.2 %
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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 1,000 $8.47 $9.74 $20,260 4.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $15.30 $16.83 $35,000 10.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 660 $8.07 $8.41 $17,500 2.6 %
45-4021 Fallers (7) $12.87 $12.95 $26,930 3.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $13.90 $13.63 $28,340 13.5 %
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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 3,690 $16.31 $18.19 $37,830 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 $26.46 $28.93 $60,170 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 390 $19.47 $20.21 $42,050 5.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 540 $15.96 $17.79 $37,000 3.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 680 $12.79 $13.80 $28,700 5.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 120 $19.46 $20.03 $41,670 4.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 110 $16.21 $17.03 $35,420 4.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 30 $23.39 $21.68 $45,090 8.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 180 $22.00 $24.97 $51,950 7.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $13.14 $14.77 $30,730 3.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 220 $14.11 $14.43 $30,020 4.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $15.43 $19.29 $40,130 21.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $16.46 $20.09 $41,790 12.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $19.52 $18.56 $38,590 11.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 70 $12.41 $14.29 $29,720 4.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $12.80 $13.39 $27,860 8.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 30 $11.92 $11.51 $23,950 3.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (7) $11.84 $12.73 $26,480 3.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $11.09 $10.37 $21,560 11.8 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 30 $12.37 $13.21 $27,470 2.5 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (7) $14.26 $16.04 $33,350 1.8 %
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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 2,770 $15.99 $17.08 $35,520 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $21.14 $23.26 $48,380 3.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $14.10 $15.55 $32,350 7.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (7) $14.90 $15.13 $31,470 8.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $21.66 $21.41 $44,540 6.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $15.35 $15.64 $32,540 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $18.20 $17.52 $36,440 3.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $14.92 $14.51 $30,170 4.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $19.87 $19.18 $39,900 3.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.91 $10.17 $21,150 3.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (7) $11.25 $14.98 $31,150 23.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $17.64 $18.01 $37,460 3.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 70 $14.36 $15.99 $33,250 5.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 $29.08 $26.66 $55,450 7.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 740 $15.21 $15.45 $32,140 3.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $16.07 $18.30 $38,050 10.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 30 $20.42 $21.55 $44,810 5.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (7) $23.24 $21.42 $44,560 7.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $8.70 $9.81 $20,400 4.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $13.69 $16.99 $35,330 11.4 %
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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 3,440 $12.19 $13.97 $29,050 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 280 $21.01 $22.71 $47,240 2.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 $11.59 $11.32 $23,540 3.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 30 $12.65 $14.39 $29,920 5.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 270 $10.40 $10.90 $22,670 2.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 60 $8.59 $9.11 $18,940 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 130 $11.23 $12.77 $26,560 3.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $19.45 $18.64 $38,770 5.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $11.45 $12.50 $26,010 6.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.10 $14.49 $30,140 4.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.03 $13.22 $27,500 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $16.56 $16.65 $34,640 2.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $13.73 $13.82 $28,740 3.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $13.10 $13.11 $27,280 4.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $9.56 $9.43 $19,610 3.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $9.28 $9.50 $19,760 3.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $11.37 $11.96 $24,870 4.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (7) $11.51 $12.15 $25,260 8.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $11.44 $11.30 $23,500 3.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $30.23 $27.55 $57,300 6.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $25.11 $24.58 $51,130 3.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (7) $10.04 $10.02 $20,840 4.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.24 $10.69 $22,240 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 $12.23 $13.71 $28,520 2.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $13.80 $13.86 $28,830 3.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.95 $11.92 $24,800 7.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $10.32 $11.06 $23,000 6.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 120 $9.90 $10.48 $21,810 3.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (7) $8.24 $8.73 $18,160 4.0 %
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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 3,740 $10.34 $11.93 $24,820 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $14.99 $16.06 $33,400 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $19.90 $21.31 $44,330 4.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 80 $15.24 $14.13 $29,390 5.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $9.25 $13.20 $27,450 12.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 450 $15.69 $15.79 $32,840 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 490 $11.84 $12.39 $25,770 5.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $8.04 $8.49 $17,660 5.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (7) $8.09 $8.54 $17,760 9.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $13.00 $13.30 $27,660 5.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $8.66 $9.31 $19,370 5.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 950 $9.55 $10.57 $21,980 4.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $9.56 $10.25 $21,320 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 460 $7.94 $8.44 $17,550 2.7 %

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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