Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC



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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina. 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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC (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 162,390 $12.33 $14.74 $30,660 0.8 %
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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 6,210 $32.17 $38.49 $80,050 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 (5) $74.65 $155,270 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,100 $38.28 $46.37 $96,440 2.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $23.14 $27.52 $57,250 11.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $44.56 $48.75 $101,400 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 510 $37.22 $42.27 $87,920 3.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $23.99 $26.98 $56,130 3.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $36.26 $36.23 $75,360 2.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 460 $32.44 $36.23 $75,360 3.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 $23.17 $27.02 $56,190 3.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $26.43 $27.69 $57,590 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 580 $31.07 $33.69 $70,070 2.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 $29.06 $30.42 $63,270 2.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $25.47 $29.59 $61,540 3.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $28.10 $37.05 $77,060 14.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $13.41 $14.01 $29,130 2.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 310 (4) (4) $58,360 3.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 100 $27.00 $28.81 $59,930 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 170 $35.15 $37.35 $77,690 4.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $21.62 $22.11 $46,000 4.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $20.78 $33.89 $70,490 20.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $20.00 $20.52 $42,690 6.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $29.79 $31.88 $66,310 2.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $29.56 $29.77 $61,920 1.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $23.37 $23.77 $49,450 7.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $30.82 $33.20 $69,050 5.5 %
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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 2,830 $21.28 $22.98 $47,800 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $18.99 $21.23 $44,150 8.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 350 $20.74 $22.40 $46,600 4.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $16.67 $17.32 $36,030 1.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 (7) (7) (7) (7)
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $21.21 $21.48 $44,680 2.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 180 $17.93 $20.27 $42,160 5.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $21.64 $23.41 $48,690 3.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $19.01 $19.68 $40,930 2.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $20.33 $21.77 $45,270 2.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $26.62 $25.78 $53,610 8.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $28.48 $35.50 $73,850 8.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 300 $23.81 $25.05 $52,100 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 800 $23.14 $24.39 $50,730 5.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $17.11 $18.46 $38,390 6.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $19.35 $22.50 $46,790 6.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $29.68 $30.26 $62,940 10.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (7) $23.10 $25.53 $53,090 7.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $18.44 $19.61 $40,790 4.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $11.31 $11.39 $23,700 12.6 %
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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 870 $21.85 $23.43 $48,730 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $26.37 $26.75 $55,650 1.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $28.37 $33.36 $69,390 12.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $28.50 $30.66 $63,770 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $17.03 $18.21 $37,880 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 160 $23.73 $23.96 $49,830 3.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $23.18 $22.72 $47,270 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $19.54 $20.16 $41,930 3.1 %
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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 1,280 $23.27 $24.28 $50,510 1.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $27.34 $28.66 $59,610 4.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 (7) (7) (7) (7)
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 320 $25.84 $26.12 $54,330 1.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 180 $29.09 $28.86 $60,020 4.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (7) $17.52 $20.59 $42,820 16.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $20.38 $21.56 $44,840 6.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (7) $14.03 $14.33 $29,800 9.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $20.38 $20.55 $42,750 3.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 100 $18.10 $18.37 $38,210 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $14.83 $15.93 $33,120 7.0 %
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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 $19.96 $21.34 $44,390 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 80 $22.77 $26.09 $54,270 3.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $16.52 $16.86 $35,060 4.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 (7) (7) (7) (7)
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $21.26 $21.90 $45,560 2.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $21.80 $22.07 $45,910 3.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 $17.91 $18.16 $37,770 2.4 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants (7) $12.32 $12.39 $25,770 2.3 %
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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 2,910 $13.75 $14.52 $30,200 1.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $16.19 $17.24 $35,850 7.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 210 $19.45 $19.31 $40,160 2.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $18.68 $18.99 $39,510 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 520 $10.66 $11.55 $24,030 2.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $17.45 $18.01 $37,460 1.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $17.03 $17.95 $37,330 2.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 200 $15.78 $16.11 $33,500 3.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $15.24 $16.71 $34,770 9.3 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $20.35 $20.82 $43,310 2.7 %
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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 370 $19.76 $23.82 $49,540 5.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $28.56 $31.54 $65,610 7.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (7) $13.34 $14.77 $30,730 5.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $12.77 $13.63 $28,350 3.3 %
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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 9,170 $15.64 $15.54 $32,330 2.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $47,190 2.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $46,030 3.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $48,500 2.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $48,910 1.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $44,060 1.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $42,830 1.9 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $49,170 2.3 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $39,300 3.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 300 $19.06 $19.52 $40,600 3.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 620 $9.18 $9.36 $19,460 4.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 240 (4) (4) $38,740 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,100 (4) (4) $36,000 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 710 (4) (4) $36,660 1.4 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $38,650 3.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 940 (4) (4) $37,480 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $40,800 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 360 (4) (4) $36,290 3.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $36,450 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $34,970 2.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 270 (4) (4) $27,410 13.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $19.30 $19.55 $40,660 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $12.62 $12.49 $25,980 1.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $20.06 $21.03 $43,750 1.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,730 (4) (4) $17,180 1.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 30 $15.82 $16.28 $33,860 4.9 %
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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 890 $13.91 $16.73 $34,810 4.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors (7) $19.60 $25.32 $52,670 9.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 80 $19.58 $26.35 $54,810 16.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $7.80 $8.06 $16,770 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $17.07 $18.83 $39,170 6.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (7) $12.27 $13.06 $27,150 5.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $10.05 $10.51 $21,870 7.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $23,920 2.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $12.32 $13.33 $27,740 14.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $19.70 $23.92 $49,750 7.2 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $17.89 $18.82 $39,140 7.3 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 $13.69 $14.16 $29,460 3.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $9.77 $11.02 $22,920 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 6,680 $21.78 $26.78 $55,700 3.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (7) $42.77 $57.04 $118,650 24.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $20.33 $20.83 $43,320 1.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $41.30 $40.28 $83,790 6.2 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 90 (5) (5) (5) 9.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 150 $68.13 $72.67 $151,150 7.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) $67.31 $71.26 $148,210 7.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons 120 (5) (5) (5) 8.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 80 $61.65 $63.62 $132,330 6.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $36.90 $42.93 $89,290 15.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,770 $23.31 $24.88 $51,740 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $25.66 $26.31 $54,730 2.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $29.14 $29.47 $61,300 1.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $22.55 $25.09 $52,190 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $33.48 $37.93 $78,890 23.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $21.56 $21.65 $45,040 1.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $14.06 $14.76 $30,700 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 210 $30.44 $29.72 $61,810 3.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $23.93 $24.34 $50,620 2.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 240 $13.06 $13.05 $27,140 1.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $10.28 $11.12 $23,130 1.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $12.83 $13.51 $28,090 10.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 580 $17.08 $17.07 $35,500 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $11.80 $12.47 $25,940 4.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $13.84 $16.26 $33,820 5.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 80 $11.02 $14.39 $29,920 12.2 %
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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 4,160 $10.00 $10.47 $21,770 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,410 $8.28 $8.45 $17,570 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,560 $10.31 $10.46 $21,760 1.6 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $18.27 $17.85 $37,120 2.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $17.07 $17.32 $36,030 1.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $14.83 $14.60 $30,360 6.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 480 $10.73 $11.28 $23,470 3.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $14.44 $14.60 $30,360 2.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (7) $8.25 $8.51 $17,690 4.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $10.20 $10.67 $22,180 4.4 %
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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 3,130 $12.67 $13.34 $27,740 2.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers (7) $14.73 $15.29 $31,800 3.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 160 $19.16 $20.47 $42,580 2.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $20.65 $21.87 $45,490 7.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 300 $12.82 $13.90 $28,910 5.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,060 $12.47 $12.64 $26,290 3.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $16.82 $17.63 $36,680 4.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 620 $14.59 $15.50 $32,240 3.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 80 $14.24 $13.30 $27,670 16.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 110 $7.54 $7.58 $15,770 2.7 %
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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 11,370 $7.07 $7.95 $16,540 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $16.75 $18.10 $37,650 7.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 990 $12.52 $13.72 $28,540 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 500 $7.30 $7.24 $15,070 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $9.50 $9.70 $20,180 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 580 $9.09 $9.22 $19,180 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 680 $7.43 $7.32 $15,230 4.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 750 $7.82 $7.96 $16,560 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 $6.89 $8.44 $17,560 7.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,360 $6.51 $6.77 $14,080 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $6.47 $6.55 $13,620 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,580 $6.30 $7.17 $14,920 7.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $8.17 $8.35 $17,370 1.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 250 $7.66 $7.53 $15,660 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $7.51 $7.50 $15,600 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $7.34 $7.51 $15,630 3.6 %
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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 3,510 $8.77 $9.45 $19,660 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $12.32 $13.64 $28,370 6.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $14.42 $16.26 $33,820 6.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,750 $8.89 $9.20 $19,140 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 740 $7.58 $7.56 $15,730 2.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $11.96 $12.30 $25,590 6.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 640 $9.18 $9.50 $19,760 3.4 %
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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 2,690 $8.48 $9.34 $19,420 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 160 $10.80 $12.78 $26,590 10.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $7.99 $8.37 $17,400 3.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $6.08 $5.91 $12,290 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 270 $6.29 $6.55 $13,620 6.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $10.65 $12.40 $25,790 16.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 80 $9.21 $10.04 $20,870 8.7 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 30 $6.49 $6.92 $14,400 10.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 410 $8.24 $8.57 $17,820 8.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 960 $9.09 $9.69 $20,150 3.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $10.11 $11.03 $22,950 5.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $8.95 $9.67 $20,120 2.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 30 $7.13 $7.11 $14,790 3.0 %
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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 14,930 $10.20 $14.22 $29,570 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,840 $13.64 $16.27 $33,840 5.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 380 $24.34 $27.23 $56,640 4.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,150 $7.42 $7.62 $15,850 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $10.02 $11.37 $23,650 6.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 310 $11.06 $11.45 $23,810 4.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,430 $9.18 $11.00 $22,890 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $13.09 $15.11 $31,420 6.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 (7) (7) (7) (7)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 $28.53 $33.48 $69,650 19.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 190 $15.50 $20.44 $42,520 8.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 370 $15.15 $18.53 $38,540 3.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,150 $19.97 $26.10 $54,300 6.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $9.00 $10.36 $21,560 8.8 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 80 (7) (7) (7) (7)
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $16.21 $23.36 $48,580 26.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $54.76 $47.88 $99,590 14.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 60 $10.49 $11.64 $24,210 10.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $17.28 $19.15 $39,830 10.8 %
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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 22,610 $12.11 $12.79 $26,600 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,270 $18.09 $18.98 $39,480 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 200 $10.16 $10.57 $21,980 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 330 $11.99 $12.80 $26,620 2.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 600 $12.52 $12.83 $26,680 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,880 $13.13 $13.56 $28,210 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 330 $13.78 $13.52 $28,120 1.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.30 $13.94 $29,000 2.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 480 $10.18 $10.45 $21,730 3.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $12.52 $14.14 $29,410 10.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,330 $12.48 $12.74 $26,510 1.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 180 $13.13 $13.28 $27,630 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $9.70 $9.80 $20,390 2.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $8.26 $8.77 $18,250 4.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $9.70 $9.46 $19,680 4.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (7) $9.49 $9.58 $19,920 12.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 410 $12.74 $12.90 $26,830 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 220 $13.57 $13.92 $28,940 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 930 $10.18 $10.26 $21,340 1.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $11.36 $12.49 $25,970 3.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 $15.89 $15.82 $32,900 4.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $11.31 $11.04 $22,960 3.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $12.47 $12.47 $25,930 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $16.68 $16.25 $33,800 6.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $12.95 $12.94 $26,910 6.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $23.03 $22.33 $46,450 2.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 370 $21.61 $20.35 $42,340 1.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 190 $20.91 $20.07 $41,750 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 510 $13.58 $15.19 $31,590 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,970 $12.01 $12.18 $25,330 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,950 $9.60 $10.03 $20,870 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 180 $10.65 $11.42 $23,760 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,430 $14.60 $15.17 $31,550 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $15.02 $15.29 $31,810 5.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 510 $12.15 $12.23 $25,450 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,540 $11.50 $11.74 $24,420 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 $13.21 $13.58 $28,240 1.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $11.10 $10.99 $22,850 1.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $6.21 $6.98 $14,510 6.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,770 $10.47 $10.79 $22,450 1.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $12.76 $13.18 $27,410 2.5 %
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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 $12.79 $12.79 $26,610 6.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (7) $9.64 $10.40 $21,640 13.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 30 $14.25 $14.39 $29,930 6.1 %
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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 3,910 $13.51 $13.99 $29,090 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 500 $19.05 $20.30 $42,220 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 120 $18.23 $17.31 $36,000 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 460 $13.24 $13.40 $27,870 2.8 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 30 $13.41 $13.52 $28,130 4.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (7) $15.39 $15.32 $31,870 5.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $12.77 $12.80 $26,630 8.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 460 $11.08 $11.07 $23,030 2.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $12.84 $12.96 $26,950 2.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (7) $14.75 $14.23 $29,590 5.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 310 $14.78 $14.98 $31,160 3.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $12.01 $12.10 $25,170 5.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 140 $11.46 $11.50 $23,910 2.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $14.25 $14.32 $29,780 5.4 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (7) $10.41 $10.68 $22,210 6.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $12.59 $12.85 $26,730 3.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 280 $12.72 $13.15 $27,350 4.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $10.38 $11.06 $23,010 8.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $9.51 $9.48 $19,720 4.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 140 $9.11 $9.23 $19,200 8.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $13.09 $12.91 $26,850 3.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $17.97 $17.94 $37,310 1.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $11.05 $11.38 $23,680 2.0 %
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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 6,020 $15.60 $16.35 $34,010 1.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 670 $22.04 $23.51 $48,910 2.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $18.56 $18.75 $39,000 6.4 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (7) $15.22 $14.76 $30,700 5.4 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $15.19 $15.95 $33,180 6.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $16.56 $16.97 $35,290 2.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $12.29 $12.36 $25,710 3.3 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 $13.15 $14.98 $31,170 11.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $19.36 $18.85 $39,210 8.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $19.10 $18.39 $38,260 3.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 570 $18.53 $18.94 $39,390 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 380 $15.62 $15.76 $32,770 2.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (7) $12.06 $11.19 $23,280 6.9 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (7) $13.64 $13.32 $27,700 9.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $11.83 $11.94 $24,840 7.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $10.68 $11.38 $23,670 6.6 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 360 $13.24 $13.56 $28,210 5.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $12.56 $13.35 $27,770 18.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 460 $15.62 $15.92 $33,100 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,800 $14.45 $14.75 $30,690 1.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 270 $12.99 $13.63 $28,360 4.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 $22.16 $21.27 $44,230 5.3 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 30 $17.49 $16.76 $34,860 2.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (7) $17.99 $17.50 $36,390 4.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 250 $10.18 $10.87 $22,600 3.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $12.21 $12.60 $26,210 7.1 %
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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 41,740 $12.14 $12.87 $26,780 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,690 $19.17 $19.98 $41,560 1.2 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 570 $12.23 $12.02 $25,010 3.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 90 $13.86 $13.93 $28,960 7.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 5,680 $11.06 $11.25 $23,400 2.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 140 $9.96 $11.17 $23,220 7.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $9.83 $10.31 $21,440 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $13.89 $13.45 $27,980 3.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 330 $17.71 $16.29 $33,880 6.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 480 $10.66 $10.93 $22,730 3.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $12.35 $13.48 $28,030 5.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.65 $13.31 $27,690 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 690 $15.08 $15.23 $31,690 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $11.48 $12.21 $25,390 4.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 $19.18 $18.23 $37,930 5.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 330 $11.71 $13.06 $27,170 5.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $13.23 $13.79 $28,690 2.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (7) $9.83 $9.84 $20,460 5.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers (7) $12.42 $12.55 $26,090 4.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 210 $12.52 $12.97 $26,970 4.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $8.10 $8.45 $17,570 3.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 370 $9.76 $9.92 $20,630 2.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 3,110 $12.53 $12.93 $26,900 2.2 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 30 $10.39 $10.59 $22,020 3.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 $10.91 $11.33 $23,560 3.2 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 800 $11.89 $11.32 $23,550 2.4 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $13.22 $14.12 $29,370 2.5 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,300 $12.17 $12.30 $25,590 3.1 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 970 $9.88 $9.92 $20,630 2.3 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 350 $15.19 $15.71 $32,690 3.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 3,190 $16.88 $17.03 $35,430 2.0 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 110 $10.83 $10.87 $22,610 5.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,410 $11.97 $12.11 $25,200 2.4 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 1,500 $11.46 $11.66 $24,240 1.4 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 140 $12.66 $12.33 $25,640 4.3 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 80 $13.38 $12.78 $26,590 7.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 620 $11.40 $11.42 $23,750 2.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 2,030 $11.69 $11.74 $24,420 1.9 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 30 $11.97 $11.31 $23,530 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $10.27 $10.48 $21,810 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $13.18 $13.39 $27,860 3.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $9.70 $9.77 $20,320 3.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 410 $10.69 $11.06 $23,000 2.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 640 $11.78 $11.78 $24,500 4.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,180 $14.50 $14.69 $30,560 2.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 330 $11.68 $11.83 $24,610 1.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $14.63 $14.07 $29,260 3.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $12.50 $13.13 $27,310 4.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,890 $11.35 $11.96 $24,870 1.2 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (7) $14.94 $14.17 $29,460 6.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $17.31 $18.59 $38,670 16.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 770 $10.43 $10.73 $22,320 1.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 830 $11.89 $12.01 $24,980 2.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (7) $18.43 $19.05 $39,630 5.9 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 90 $10.71 $10.86 $22,590 3.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 110 $8.60 $8.51 $17,700 5.4 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 400 $10.89 $10.97 $22,810 2.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $13.52 $12.82 $26,650 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,470 $9.98 $10.32 $21,470 2.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 120 $8.70 $10.24 $21,290 13.3 %
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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 16,480 $11.53 $12.85 $26,720 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 490 $17.79 $18.59 $38,670 1.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 410 $20.56 $20.96 $43,600 2.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 370 $9.88 $9.76 $20,310 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 610 $15.76 $14.73 $30,630 6.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,520 $17.24 $17.89 $37,210 2.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,250 $11.30 $13.03 $27,100 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.41 $9.28 $19,300 3.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 130 $12.35 $12.53 $26,070 3.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 150 $9.33 $9.82 $20,420 11.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 90 $10.65 $10.81 $22,480 3.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $15.31 $15.10 $31,410 3.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,150 $11.43 $11.61 $24,160 1.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 310 $8.70 $9.44 $19,640 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,690 $9.89 $10.22 $21,250 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 930 $9.86 $10.04 $20,890 2.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,920 $9.43 $9.64 $20,060 2.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 220 $9.44 $10.00 $20,790 3.7 %

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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