Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lake Charles, LA



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 Lake Charles, LA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana. 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 Lake Charles, LA (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 84,320 $11.81 $14.88 $30,960 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 3,600 $28.46 $32.60 $67,820 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $51.18 $53.75 $111,800 5.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,490 $28.96 $33.61 $69,900 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators (7) (4) (4) $12,780 5.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $28.12 $29.93 $62,260 7.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $33.62 $40.28 $83,780 5.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $23.59 $24.62 $51,210 3.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $29.79 $30.19 $62,790 5.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $29.89 $33.62 $69,920 4.1 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $28.26 $29.70 $61,770 4.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 $35.48 $36.19 $75,280 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $29.24 $31.67 $65,870 6.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $27.24 $28.26 $58,780 2.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $27.39 $31.11 $64,720 9.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $50.76 $51.68 $107,490 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $16.73 $18.06 $37,570 4.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $28.23 $30.85 $64,170 7.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (7) $19.22 $19.53 $40,620 5.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $16.39 $18.11 $37,660 7.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 200 $29.83 $30.44 $63,310 4.9 %
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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 2,030 $18.99 $20.67 $42,990 4.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $18.87 $18.72 $38,950 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $16.53 $18.06 $37,570 4.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $25.53 $26.32 $54,740 5.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $19.59 $20.09 $41,800 4.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $24.12 $24.24 $50,430 3.7 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (7) $23.79 $22.73 $47,290 6.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $15.40 $16.40 $34,110 4.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $13.48 $16.34 $33,990 7.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $19.15 $20.08 $41,770 7.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 490 $20.36 $21.52 $44,750 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $17.98 $19.36 $40,260 14.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $26.93 $26.61 $55,360 2.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $18.59 $24.43 $50,810 3.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $15.99 $17.26 $35,900 6.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $18.24 $20.84 $43,350 1.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $8.48 $8.91 $18,540 14.4 %
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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 430 $22.27 $23.55 $48,990 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $25.89 $26.50 $55,120 6.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (7) $29.55 $28.49 $59,270 6.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 100 $16.35 $17.31 $36,010 3.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $29.61 $27.82 $57,870 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30 $20.75 $22.30 $46,390 7.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $22.35 $25.82 $53,710 7.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $14.86 $15.46 $32,150 2.6 %
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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 1,370 $27.68 $28.84 $59,990 5.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $17.96 $18.29 $38,040 5.9 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 170 $41.59 $41.79 $86,920 3.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (7) $37.83 $37.82 $78,670 3.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (7) $29.49 $30.91 $64,290 2.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $28.18 $28.25 $58,750 10.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $31.88 $32.52 $67,630 3.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $38.29 $38.03 $79,090 3.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $19.37 $21.62 $44,970 13.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (7) $18.11 $21.29 $44,280 7.1 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other (7) $15.33 $15.60 $32,440 5.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $16.59 $17.62 $36,650 4.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $21.88 $19.90 $41,390 9.3 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (7) $20.25 $24.40 $50,750 6.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $26.22 $26.77 $55,680 3.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (7) $14.58 $14.43 $30,020 3.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $11.74 $13.55 $28,190 6.8 %
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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 920 $23.41 $23.88 $49,670 6.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 120 $26.07 $26.64 $55,410 8.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $24.58 $25.80 $53,660 8.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (7) $41.95 $44.09 $91,720 7.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 390 $24.73 $23.67 $49,230 6.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $14.50 $15.38 $31,980 4.7 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (7) $13.78 $14.70 $30,580 7.2 %
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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 780 $17.61 $17.81 $37,040 5.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 90 $16.77 $17.58 $36,580 4.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $17.76 $17.80 $37,020 3.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $17.18 $17.11 $35,590 12.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 $16.93 $18.39 $38,260 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $13.77 $14.88 $30,960 6.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $12.85 $13.14 $27,340 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 480 $25.22 $32.88 $68,400 16.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $45.17 $46.93 $97,610 10.7 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates (7) $48.00 $38.57 $80,220 19.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 190 $21.71 $19.71 $41,000 9.7 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (7) $12.80 $12.22 $25,420 5.7 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 280 (4) (4) $42,840 1.9 %
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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 660 $13.19 $17.32 $36,020 9.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.75 $10.15 $21,120 5.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $12.10 $13.58 $28,250 6.7 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $12.04 $12.01 $24,970 2.6 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers (7) $6.61 $6.64 $13,820 5.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $21.89 $20.69 $43,030 5.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (7) $9.83 $10.29 $21,390 2.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $12.77 $13.46 $28,000 9.6 %
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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 5,100 $20.55 $24.24 $50,410 4.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $18.86 $19.41 $40,380 3.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $43.35 $39.40 $81,960 5.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 $65.14 $68.08 $141,610 10.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 180 $60.85 $57.30 $119,170 27.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,790 $22.63 $24.19 $50,320 3.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (7) $28.71 $30.66 $63,770 3.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $33.14 $34.99 $72,780 5.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $19.52 $19.56 $40,680 1.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (7) $27.11 $28.31 $58,890 2.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $29.01 $31.59 $65,700 20.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $21.46 $20.75 $43,160 4.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $10.55 $12.37 $25,720 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $25.31 $24.58 $51,140 5.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $10.90 $11.12 $23,140 6.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $20.47 $19.97 $41,540 7.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $20.36 $20.09 $41,780 2.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 150 $15.05 $13.47 $28,010 9.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 50 $7.04 $7.40 $15,390 4.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $10.15 $10.21 $21,230 1.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $14.52 $13.91 $28,940 5.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (7) $7.61 $8.37 $17,410 11.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 800 $12.96 $13.30 $27,650 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $8.73 $11.31 $23,530 8.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $11.38 $11.37 $23,650 4.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (7) $12.72 $12.72 $26,460 5.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $31.22 $30.73 $63,910 2.5 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers (7) (4) (4) $22,710 3.6 %
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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 2,270 $6.98 $7.51 $15,620 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 350 $7.05 $7.16 $14,890 5.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,250 $6.53 $6.65 $13,830 1.9 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 80 $8.19 $8.48 $17,640 2.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $17.97 $17.09 $35,540 12.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $7.52 $7.36 $15,300 5.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 110 $11.21 $10.12 $21,040 17.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 $9.73 $10.33 $21,480 4.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $11.95 $11.97 $24,890 4.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $6.10 $5.92 $12,320 4.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (7) $7.75 $7.79 $16,200 4.1 %
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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 1,780 $10.26 $11.28 $23,470 2.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $18.74 $20.67 $42,990 5.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 460 $9.18 $9.91 $20,610 4.5 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7,130 $6.49 $7.06 $14,670 1.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $12.13 $14.39 $29,940 7.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 570 $10.55 $11.19 $23,270 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 800 $6.27 $6.25 $12,990 1.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 590 $6.19 $6.41 $13,320 5.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 440 $8.17 $8.26 $17,180 4.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 280 $6.63 $6.75 $14,050 3.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 750 $6.32 $6.37 $13,260 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 260 $6.41 $6.52 $13,550 2.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 930 $6.31 $6.52 $13,550 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 200 $6.32 $6.40 $13,310 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,390 $6.31 $6.43 $13,370 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $6.44 $6.50 $13,520 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 330 $6.56 $6.61 $13,760 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $6.90 $7.15 $14,880 4.2 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,600 $6.89 $7.86 $16,350 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $10.18 $11.41 $23,740 2.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $14.94 $16.10 $33,500 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,290 $6.81 $7.53 $15,670 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 680 $6.28 $6.37 $13,250 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 340 $8.52 $9.29 $19,330 2.8 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (7) $6.34 $6.53 $13,580 7.2 %
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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 2,500 $6.66 $8.93 $18,570 7.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $10.57 $12.09 $25,140 5.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $6.42 $7.10 $14,760 12.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 90 $6.34 $6.89 $14,330 6.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $6.26 $6.23 $12,960 3.7 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 90 $7.08 $7.89 $16,410 5.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $8.79 $9.13 $19,000 6.5 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (7) $6.32 $7.02 $14,610 16.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 530 $6.17 $6.11 $12,710 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 490 $6.21 $6.37 $13,240 3.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (7) $14.09 $13.86 $28,840 16.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $7.58 $8.59 $17,870 8.7 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 8,820 $8.18 $10.88 $22,630 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 850 $12.93 $14.58 $30,320 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $17.78 $19.96 $41,520 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,490 $6.41 $6.66 $13,850 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $6.99 $7.75 $16,130 3.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $12.22 $12.83 $26,690 5.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,470 $8.85 $10.52 $21,880 4.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $11.79 $17.14 $35,640 8.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $15.55 $21.63 $44,980 17.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (7) $38.22 $39.83 $82,860 19.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 60 $18.46 $18.22 $37,900 3.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 $24.49 $26.05 $54,190 7.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 770 $18.15 $19.66 $40,890 4.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $16.13 $18.75 $39,000 13.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 70 $10.02 $11.64 $24,210 7.9 %
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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 13,440 $9.94 $10.95 $22,790 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 810 $14.37 $15.27 $31,760 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $8.37 $8.83 $18,360 6.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $10.76 $11.18 $23,260 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 270 $9.65 $9.90 $20,580 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,380 $12.29 $12.66 $26,330 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $12.06 $12.14 $25,250 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $13.27 $13.91 $28,920 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 550 $8.67 $8.89 $18,500 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,070 $9.61 $10.03 $20,870 1.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $16.36 $16.41 $34,140 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $7.61 $8.13 $16,910 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $8.36 $8.61 $17,920 4.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (7) $8.62 $8.97 $18,660 3.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $10.56 $10.33 $21,490 5.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $10.11 $10.46 $21,760 4.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $12.95 $14.06 $29,250 3.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 730 $8.29 $8.68 $18,050 2.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $11.84 $12.44 $25,880 3.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $7.19 $7.77 $16,170 3.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $10.22 $10.52 $21,870 3.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $13.28 $13.54 $28,170 2.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $8.68 $9.75 $20,280 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $23.45 $22.90 $47,630 3.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $21.98 $21.01 $43,700 3.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 $20.30 $19.95 $41,510 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 320 $10.64 $13.51 $28,110 8.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 890 $8.14 $8.99 $18,690 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $12.54 $13.14 $27,330 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 510 $14.46 $14.86 $30,900 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $13.59 $13.54 $28,170 2.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (7) $8.29 $8.58 $17,850 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,570 $9.69 $9.91 $20,620 2.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $11.68 $11.95 $24,850 7.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $9.39 $9.54 $19,850 1.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 $13.12 $14.43 $30,010 9.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (7) $6.52 $6.97 $14,490 5.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,920 $7.26 $8.10 $16,860 2.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (7) $11.48 $11.99 $24,940 4.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (7) $11.23 $11.91 $24,770 2.3 %
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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 (7) $11.61 $12.90 $26,830 8.1 %
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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 8,200 $14.71 $15.54 $32,310 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 580 $21.71 $22.33 $46,440 3.0 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (7) $20.89 $20.45 $42,540 12.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $17.26 $16.85 $35,050 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,080 $15.07 $15.09 $31,400 2.4 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 40 $16.38 $16.50 $34,310 8.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 $13.65 $14.41 $29,980 10.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,220 $9.86 $10.42 $21,670 3.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 710 $18.14 $17.91 $37,240 6.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 690 $20.28 $19.86 $41,310 3.2 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 300 $12.72 $12.98 $26,990 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 570 $13.45 $13.33 $27,720 4.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $10.85 $12.04 $25,040 12.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 650 $17.75 $17.48 $36,350 4.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $18.52 $17.23 $35,840 8.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $14.73 $14.69 $30,560 4.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (7) $19.91 $21.63 $44,990 2.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $11.78 $11.30 $23,500 8.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 100 $12.69 $12.66 $26,330 7.8 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (7) $9.67 $9.68 $20,140 2.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $13.27 $13.24 $27,530 3.1 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers (7) $9.01 $9.44 $19,640 8.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $26.91 $24.46 $50,870 10.2 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (7) $13.19 $13.83 $28,760 2.3 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (7) $15.70 $15.79 $32,840 6.9 %
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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 4,680 $15.12 $16.49 $34,290 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $24.30 $25.31 $52,640 3.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $21.64 $20.77 $43,200 3.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 350 $21.51 $21.98 $45,710 3.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $14.89 $16.20 $33,700 11.1 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 30 $12.81 $14.21 $29,560 10.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 450 $12.01 $13.38 $27,830 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $15.92 $15.94 $33,160 2.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $17.15 $18.31 $38,090 5.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $8.20 $8.42 $17,510 4.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $16.07 $16.67 $34,670 4.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200 $19.77 $20.79 $43,240 6.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,370 $12.04 $13.23 $27,510 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (7) $13.89 $15.62 $32,490 11.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $16.88 $16.91 $35,180 5.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $15.29 $16.35 $34,000 2.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $8.74 $9.76 $20,300 5.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $13.04 $14.81 $30,810 5.5 %
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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 6,250 $19.40 $19.32 $40,180 5.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 $28.14 $26.39 $54,890 4.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 140 $9.98 $11.41 $23,730 8.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (7) $10.58 $10.26 $21,330 6.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $8.45 $8.58 $17,840 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (7) $8.16 $9.16 $19,050 6.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 40 $6.81 $7.54 $15,670 13.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 290 $21.77 $20.05 $41,710 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 580 $19.31 $18.72 $38,930 4.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers (7) $11.94 $12.76 $26,540 12.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $6.46 $6.51 $13,540 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $6.57 $6.84 $14,230 4.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (7) $7.48 $7.28 $15,140 5.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (7) $11.92 $11.13 $23,150 11.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $11.75 $11.38 $23,680 4.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $12.70 $13.59 $28,260 5.8 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 940 $25.20 $25.00 $52,010 4.6 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 320 $20.91 $21.16 $44,020 7.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $14.05 $14.79 $30,760 6.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 310 $22.87 $21.27 $44,240 7.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $8.84 $12.35 $25,690 12.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $18.33 $18.69 $38,880 4.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 310 $12.47 $12.98 $27,010 7.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 180 $11.70 $13.12 $27,280 4.9 %
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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 6,760 $10.83 $12.87 $26,770 3.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $19.30 $24.16 $50,260 7.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $20.15 $24.26 $50,470 7.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 120 (4) (4) $48,800 4.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $9.74 $9.98 $20,760 6.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,340 $12.77 $14.00 $29,120 5.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 680 $9.74 $10.02 $20,840 3.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $9.27 $8.88 $18,470 3.6 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 230 $15.76 $17.35 $36,100 11.6 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 210 $29.39 $27.80 $57,830 8.9 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 30 $18.28 $16.85 $35,050 6.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 150 $13.16 $14.49 $30,130 7.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $10.74 $11.80 $24,550 13.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $13.08 $13.63 $28,350 4.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $6.76 $7.46 $15,510 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,770 $9.30 $9.73 $20,230 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 300 $6.23 $6.29 $13,090 3.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $11.12 $10.88 $22,630 7.0 %

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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