Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Decatur, AL



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 Decatur, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama. 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 Decatur, AL (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 56,280 $12.45 $15.00 $31,190 2.2 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,870 $30.25 $33.65 $69,990 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $59.96 $61.82 $128,580 8.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 710 $27.39 $34.19 $71,120 3.2 %
11-1031 Legislators (7) (4) (4) $13,980 15.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $40.58 $45.11 $93,820 10.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $35.22 $36.21 $75,320 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $14.45 $17.62 $36,640 13.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $34.12 $37.17 $77,320 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $34.79 $34.65 $72,080 5.5 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers (7) $29.95 $28.25 $58,760 7.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other (7) $39.08 $38.46 $79,990 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $34.01 $38.30 $79,660 6.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $21.89 $24.83 $51,650 6.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $24.75 $29.38 $61,110 6.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $29.02 $28.41 $59,100 5.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (7) $13.26 $13.49 $28,050 4.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $71,090 1.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $39.58 $39.02 $81,160 4.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 30 $16.58 $17.53 $36,460 3.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $34.43 $38.87 $80,840 4.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 50 $26.85 $26.50 $55,130 18.0 %
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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 1,570 $22.26 $25.10 $52,210 8.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (7) $19.82 $18.97 $39,470 6.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $23.47 $24.04 $50,000 4.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $24.26 $25.07 $52,140 5.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $13.84 $16.84 $35,020 8.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $17.76 $17.62 $36,640 7.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $6.48 $11.09 $23,060 21.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 100 $26.11 $33.72 $70,130 13.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 440 $37.53 $35.56 $73,970 4.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 260 $19.69 $21.55 $44,820 3.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $18.17 $20.29 $42,200 9.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $20.95 $21.20 $44,090 8.1 %
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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 260 $25.14 $26.25 $54,590 7.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $30.09 $32.63 $67,880 4.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (7) $37.63 $33.41 $69,490 9.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60 $10.48 $12.28 $25,550 5.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $29.75 $30.06 $62,530 7.1 %
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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 1,000 $28.08 $28.51 $59,310 4.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 40 $37.87 $37.34 $77,670 3.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $25.48 $26.71 $55,550 4.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $36.03 $33.55 $69,780 3.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $34.70 $45.31 $94,240 23.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $30.52 $32.12 $66,800 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $32.68 $31.70 $65,930 6.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 120 $40.40 $39.79 $82,760 1.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $15.45 $16.13 $33,560 5.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $18.37 $18.38 $38,220 4.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $15.65 $15.53 $32,310 5.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $23.63 $24.49 $50,940 7.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $22.48 $22.44 $46,670 5.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 110 $29.62 $27.53 $57,270 4.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $10.93 $11.85 $24,660 4.2 %
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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 260 $19.79 $22.30 $46,380 6.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 $34.49 $35.70 $74,250 2.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $17.42 $18.07 $37,590 2.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 $16.47 $18.23 $37,910 5.0 %
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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 330 $17.18 $18.00 $37,440 3.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $24.85 $24.92 $51,840 1.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 $15.08 $15.35 $31,930 4.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $15.51 $16.19 $33,680 5.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 60 $9.76 $12.27 $25,510 12.5 %
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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 110 $33.63 $39.25 $81,630 12.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $51.41 $45.19 $93,990 14.4 %
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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 3,150 $17.49 $16.40 $34,100 4.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 100 $9.76 $10.60 $22,050 4.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 (4) (4) $42,690 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 750 (4) (4) $41,880 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 690 (4) (4) $40,800 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $46,900 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $40,750 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $41,130 2.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 60 (4) (4) $67,500 4.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $20.25 $18.78 $39,060 4.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (7) $30.26 $29.24 $60,810 7.4 %
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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 280 $13.72 $15.60 $32,440 5.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (7) $11.26 $11.30 $23,510 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $12.59 $15.57 $32,380 14.6 %
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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 2,460 $18.36 $22.76 $47,340 4.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $39.79 $37.54 $78,090 8.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $79.26 $164,860 10.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) (5) $85.54 $177,920 13.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 870 $20.15 $21.05 $43,790 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 $29.62 $29.42 $61,200 5.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $22.71 $23.24 $48,350 17.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $13.95 $14.64 $30,450 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 50 $17.91 $17.76 $36,930 3.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 (7) (7) (7) (7)
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $10.08 $10.05 $20,910 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 400 $13.52 $13.81 $28,710 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $9.83 $10.45 $21,730 3.5 %
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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 1,400 $9.15 $10.50 $21,840 5.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 70 $8.13 $8.39 $17,450 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 640 $8.33 $8.53 $17,740 1.5 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 140 $10.00 $9.94 $20,670 4.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $19.52 $20.26 $42,130 6.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (7) $19.13 $18.02 $37,490 12.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 160 $10.19 $10.06 $20,920 7.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $12.00 $11.34 $23,590 6.0 %
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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 1,050 $12.36 $13.74 $28,580 6.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $24.81 $25.31 $52,650 5.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 160 $11.67 $12.45 $25,890 5.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $18.19 $17.79 $37,000 3.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 290 $7.92 $9.07 $18,870 10.4 %
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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 4,470 $6.54 $7.12 $14,800 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $11.47 $10.72 $22,300 12.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 440 $10.50 $10.72 $22,300 3.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 290 $6.45 $6.46 $13,440 4.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $6.73 $7.35 $15,280 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 230 $8.55 $8.68 $18,050 5.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 $7.07 $6.87 $14,300 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 270 $6.66 $7.10 $14,770 4.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 40 $6.29 $6.45 $13,420 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,480 $6.31 $6.38 $13,280 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 150 $6.21 $6.27 $13,030 4.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 730 $6.12 $6.08 $12,650 2.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $7.66 $8.42 $17,510 15.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 60 $7.35 $7.20 $14,980 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 80 $6.62 $6.70 $13,930 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 80 $6.75 $6.70 $13,930 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 1,420 $8.52 $9.65 $20,070 4.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $12.38 $13.11 $27,280 6.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $13.16 $14.70 $30,590 9.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $8.20 $8.49 $17,660 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 280 $6.78 $7.04 $14,650 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $12.89 $13.11 $27,280 7.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 240 $10.34 $12.23 $25,430 15.8 %
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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 (7) $7.76 $8.71 $18,110 3.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $12.24 $12.98 $27,010 9.5 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 50 $7.82 $7.98 $16,590 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $7.85 $8.20 $17,050 7.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 180 $6.34 $6.65 $13,820 4.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (7) $7.69 $7.63 $15,870 5.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $10.20 $10.86 $22,580 8.5 %
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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 4,890 $9.52 $12.10 $25,160 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 490 $13.44 $14.69 $30,550 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $25.07 $26.92 $56,000 8.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers (7) $7.28 $7.56 $15,720 2.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $9.34 $10.07 $20,940 5.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 100 $8.59 $11.69 $24,320 8.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,930 $8.86 $10.70 $22,250 5.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $17.89 $18.04 $37,530 7.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $15.83 $19.49 $40,540 9.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $17.91 $16.17 $33,630 10.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 $28.98 $32.18 $66,930 8.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 440 $17.19 $20.77 $43,200 4.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (7) $9.95 $11.78 $24,500 13.0 %
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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 7,860 $11.20 $12.39 $25,770 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 600 $16.47 $18.00 $37,430 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $9.14 $9.15 $19,040 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 280 $10.49 $11.75 $24,440 4.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 240 $12.46 $12.44 $25,880 3.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 650 $12.28 $12.55 $26,100 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $13.11 $12.89 $26,820 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 230 $10.03 $10.33 $21,480 4.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $10.17 $10.88 $22,630 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 690 $11.20 $12.04 $25,050 3.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $8.43 $8.87 $18,460 5.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $7.16 $6.96 $14,470 4.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $10.77 $11.45 $23,810 5.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $10.48 $11.29 $23,480 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (7) $11.93 $12.25 $25,470 4.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 310 $8.55 $8.53 $17,750 3.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 30 $11.46 $11.53 $23,990 5.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $16.03 $16.91 $35,170 8.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $21.31 $21.17 $44,030 2.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $20.49 $20.38 $42,380 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $15.62 $16.49 $34,290 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 340 $12.39 $13.33 $27,720 4.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 600 $9.31 $9.55 $19,870 1.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 190 $17.80 $20.30 $42,220 8.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 110 $13.66 $14.73 $30,640 6.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $9.46 $9.76 $20,300 6.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 870 $11.33 $11.87 $24,690 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $8.59 $8.96 $18,640 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 990 $9.72 $10.11 $21,040 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $10.27 $11.14 $23,160 5.2 %
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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 90 $8.77 $9.92 $20,640 6.4 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,940 $14.39 $14.90 $31,000 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 290 $20.85 $20.96 $43,590 2.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 360 $13.93 $14.05 $29,230 2.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $12.55 $12.95 $26,930 4.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 300 $10.43 $11.96 $24,880 10.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $12.17 $12.04 $25,040 2.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $14.44 $14.26 $29,670 3.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (7) $12.57 $12.69 $26,390 2.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 320 $16.21 $17.89 $37,220 4.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $14.87 $14.30 $29,740 2.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $16.23 $16.50 $34,320 2.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $13.86 $13.66 $28,400 4.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 $10.02 $10.13 $21,070 8.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $9.90 $10.02 $20,850 2.8 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 30 $8.12 $8.43 $17,530 8.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $17.00 $18.34 $38,140 3.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $12.93 $12.59 $26,180 3.0 %
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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 3,450 $17.09 $18.53 $38,540 4.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $22.23 $24.30 $50,540 5.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $14.81 $15.37 $31,970 4.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $16.51 $18.45 $38,370 11.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 250 $14.25 $14.52 $30,190 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $14.79 $14.78 $30,740 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $17.14 $16.83 $35,010 3.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $11.54 $11.39 $23,690 3.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 $12.96 $15.29 $31,810 7.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $15.48 $15.45 $32,140 11.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $15.22 $15.79 $32,850 2.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 950 $18.11 $18.31 $38,090 5.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 $10.80 $13.39 $27,840 13.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 180 $16.10 $16.56 $34,450 4.5 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 80 $31.16 $31.03 $64,540 4.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $9.90 $10.04 $20,890 3.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 310 $29.85 $28.43 $59,130 3.4 %
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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 11,370 $12.98 $14.37 $29,900 4.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 610 $24.90 $27.21 $56,600 7.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 $11.04 $11.73 $24,400 14.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 160 $13.45 $14.05 $29,230 2.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,510 $8.35 $9.32 $19,390 3.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 170 $12.41 $14.14 $29,400 6.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 $11.93 $11.97 $24,910 2.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.36 $14.49 $30,140 4.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $15.24 $14.43 $30,020 5.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 270 $17.07 $16.89 $35,140 5.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $10.48 $12.06 $25,080 4.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 $10.69 $11.47 $23,860 3.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $18.74 $18.76 $39,030 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 390 $14.58 $14.63 $30,430 3.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $10.07 $10.68 $22,220 9.2 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (7) $8.95 $9.05 $18,810 6.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $15.08 $14.95 $31,100 7.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $13.02 $13.51 $28,100 7.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $8.08 $8.24 $17,150 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $7.89 $7.78 $16,190 4.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 100 $8.83 $8.45 $17,570 7.9 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers (7) $9.80 $9.73 $20,230 3.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $10.05 $10.28 $21,390 6.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $10.66 $10.37 $21,560 10.9 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (7) $7.87 $7.96 $16,550 3.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $15.63 $16.41 $34,130 6.5 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (7) $23.37 $22.52 $46,830 7.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $11.00 $13.74 $28,570 6.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $12.05 $12.88 $26,790 8.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 800 $12.41 $13.26 $27,580 11.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $11.96 $13.11 $27,270 6.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (7) $11.37 $11.89 $24,730 10.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $8.93 $8.98 $18,680 3.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 880 $13.87 $14.35 $29,840 7.3 %
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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 5,220 $11.67 $13.03 $27,090 3.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $15.76 $16.41 $34,140 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $22.02 $22.37 $46,520 4.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (7) $6.43 $6.79 $14,110 11.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $13.80 $14.50 $30,150 4.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,530 $16.52 $17.19 $35,750 5.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 450 $12.31 $13.44 $27,950 7.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $13.99 $14.88 $30,940 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 360 $11.19 $11.61 $24,150 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $8.80 $8.55 $17,790 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 960 $9.11 $9.90 $20,600 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $12.47 $12.55 $26,110 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 470 $8.83 $8.63 $17,950 4.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (7) $9.77 $10.66 $22,160 9.7 %

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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