Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Olympia, WA



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 Olympia, WA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington. 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 Olympia, WA (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 90,070 $16.38 $18.91 $39,330 5.2 %
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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 2,110 $40.46 $42.61 $88,620 1.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 440 $43.70 $46.95 $97,660 3.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (7) $59.83 $55.05 $114,510 12.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $57.49 $51.75 $107,630 8.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 100 $39.93 $43.81 $91,130 8.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $39.84 $43.70 $90,910 8.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $40.50 $39.34 $81,820 3.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $39.94 $40.57 $84,380 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $38.26 $39.59 $82,340 3.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $40.50 $40.10 $83,420 2.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $34.35 $37.25 $77,490 10.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $33.96 $38.47 $80,020 5.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $40.09 $45.38 $94,380 9.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $82,980 1.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $31.69 $31.62 $65,770 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $43.72 $46.59 $96,910 5.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $42.87 $47.38 $98,550 4.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 $24.55 $28.27 $58,800 13.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $35.34 $33.59 $69,860 7.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $41.77 $43.89 $91,280 3.3 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $15.91 $16.39 $34,090 2.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $26.42 $27.08 $56,320 6.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $24.93 $25.15 $52,300 5.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (7) $25.89 $27.22 $56,620 5.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $37.63 $44.99 $93,570 12.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $20.93 $25.11 $52,230 8.4 %
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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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 110 $35.73 $38.35 $79,760 6.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $32.61 $33.04 $68,730 2.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $16.24 $17.74 $36,900 2.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $28.57 $29.01 $60,330 4.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $29.14 $28.52 $59,330 4.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (7) $29.70 $29.08 $60,490 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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 $30.03 $31.46 $65,440 9.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $26.48 $27.16 $56,490 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $31.31 $31.76 $66,060 3.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (7) $32.04 $35.52 $73,880 6.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $28.44 $31.08 $64,660 4.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $19.12 $19.62 $40,810 6.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (7) $10.19 $11.60 $24,120 14.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $19.37 $19.29 $40,130 1.9 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists (7) $28.30 $28.24 $58,730 2.5 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 80 $30.83 $30.71 $63,870 1.7 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 30 $24.06 $27.69 $57,600 8.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $24.71 $26.54 $55,190 7.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $25.61 $26.26 $54,620 2.8 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 100 $17.52 $17.28 $35,950 4.6 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,920 $19.73 $19.78 $41,150 4.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $16.04 $16.82 $34,990 4.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $22.22 $22.28 $46,340 2.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 210 $17.95 $18.57 $38,630 3.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 370 $15.12 $16.43 $34,180 11.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $13.20 $15.22 $31,660 5.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $23.50 $23.81 $49,520 2.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $13.90 $13.30 $27,670 5.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $18.94 $19.86 $41,300 4.3 %
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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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $17.92 $18.85 $39,210 2.1 %
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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 5,880 $18.01 $18.60 $38,680 1.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $39,230 1.8 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $39,850 1.7 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $40,310 1.6 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $39,510 2.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $44,810 1.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $11.30 $12.48 $25,950 8.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $40,760 3.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 760 (4) (4) $46,710 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 580 (4) (4) $45,710 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $46,020 1.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $46,930 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $44,330 2.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $45,770 2.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 720 (4) (4) $33,090 4.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $23.62 $24.25 $50,430 1.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $15.27 $15.83 $32,920 2.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $26.58 $27.22 $56,610 3.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,350 (4) (4) $24,540 2.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 100 $18.00 $20.27 $42,150 2.7 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,210 $19.70 $22.48 $46,760 7.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.56 $11.03 $22,950 4.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $18.73 $18.86 $39,230 3.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $11.81 $12.46 $25,920 8.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 220 (4) (4) $28,690 4.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $9.35 $10.84 $22,540 5.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 420 $30.48 $32.77 $68,150 5.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $17.77 $17.76 $36,950 10.7 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 4,140 $27.50 $29.55 $61,470 3.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $43.05 $42.68 $88,780 1.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (7) (5) $83.49 $173,660 15.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,470 $30.58 $30.30 $63,020 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $26.79 $26.24 $54,590 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $31.46 $31.88 $66,320 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $25.08 $25.68 $53,420 3.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $30.71 $32.76 $68,140 8.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 220 $40.18 $39.73 $82,650 1.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $29.12 $28.70 $59,700 2.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $23.67 $24.06 $50,030 2.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $15.31 $15.03 $31,270 2.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $19.55 $19.68 $40,940 3.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $13.07 $13.21 $27,480 3.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 $17.32 $17.58 $36,570 3.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $15.69 $16.02 $33,310 5.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $18.44 $16.90 $35,150 5.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 30 $20.51 $22.00 $45,760 7.9 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,980 $12.08 $13.01 $27,070 5.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (7) $9.17 $9.19 $19,110 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 520 $10.49 $11.03 $22,950 2.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $16.65 $17.26 $35,910 2.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (7) $8.82 $9.59 $19,940 11.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 60 $29.26 $28.35 $58,970 6.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $16.98 $17.44 $36,280 3.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $13.36 $13.60 $28,280 3.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 170 $15.74 $15.88 $33,030 2.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $9.38 $9.52 $19,810 3.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $8.32 $8.74 $18,190 3.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $12.73 $13.15 $27,340 2.9 %
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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 1,570 $22.52 $22.32 $46,420 3.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $33.18 $34.43 $71,620 1.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $31.86 $32.30 $67,190 3.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (7) $26.25 $24.61 $51,180 3.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (7) $15.00 $14.77 $30,730 4.0 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 90 $10.25 $10.71 $22,280 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 100 $12.00 $15.45 $32,140 10.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 100 $10.86 $12.54 $26,080 14.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 140 $15.96 $16.53 $34,380 1.8 %
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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 7,510 $8.65 $9.90 $20,590 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $15.86 $16.43 $34,170 6.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 380 $15.87 $15.94 $33,160 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (7) $8.34 $8.74 $18,190 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 $11.86 $12.16 $25,290 3.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 830 $10.21 $10.81 $22,490 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 50 $9.67 $9.71 $20,190 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 330 $9.99 $10.35 $21,520 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 390 $8.89 $10.56 $21,960 5.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,960 $8.31 $8.89 $18,500 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 630 $8.08 $8.48 $17,630 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,430 $8.72 $10.23 $21,270 4.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (7) $10.35 $10.63 $22,110 4.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 350 $8.49 $8.64 $17,970 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 340 $8.26 $8.42 $17,520 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $8.12 $8.23 $17,120 1.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 30 $8.26 $9.26 $19,260 6.2 %
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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 2,110 $10.73 $11.72 $24,390 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $14.71 $15.42 $32,070 2.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $18.22 $20.14 $41,890 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,120 $11.02 $11.76 $24,470 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 320 $10.48 $10.68 $22,220 4.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (7) $16.46 $18.31 $38,090 8.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 500 $10.03 $10.72 $22,290 2.5 %
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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 2,730 $9.70 $11.61 $24,150 4.4 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 60 $19.87 $20.24 $42,100 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $18.29 $19.72 $41,010 4.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $9.14 $9.53 $19,830 5.8 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 280 $8.50 $11.80 $24,550 15.3 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 50 $9.03 $9.44 $19,630 3.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (7) $8.75 $9.80 $20,380 13.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $8.51 $9.06 $18,840 2.1 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 30 $9.28 $9.53 $19,820 5.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 350 $10.55 $11.85 $24,640 4.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 570 $8.32 $8.62 $17,930 2.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 460 $9.86 $9.99 $20,780 5.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (7) $20.48 $23.43 $48,740 6.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $10.35 $11.47 $23,850 1.9 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (7) $7.35 $10.23 $21,270 28.5 %
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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 8,530 $11.83 $14.41 $29,980 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 660 $16.85 $19.56 $40,680 5.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 200 $25.17 $32.61 $67,820 9.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,340 $9.10 $10.72 $22,300 2.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 530 $10.86 $11.90 $24,750 5.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $12.03 $12.36 $25,700 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,990 $10.40 $11.81 $24,560 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $15.47 $16.47 $34,260 4.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $20.03 $21.61 $44,950 9.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 $21.50 $24.45 $50,850 10.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $14.31 $15.13 $31,470 4.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 190 $16.99 $21.26 $44,220 8.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $27.96 $29.82 $62,030 6.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 570 $21.00 $23.67 $49,230 5.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 $8.15 $8.45 $17,570 3.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $11.00 $11.35 $23,610 6.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 140 $19.13 $23.62 $49,120 7.8 %
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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 17,170 $14.67 $15.25 $31,710 2.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 970 $21.09 $22.13 $46,030 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $10.81 $11.19 $23,280 5.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 270 $15.42 $15.82 $32,910 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 450 $14.99 $14.80 $30,780 3.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,180 $14.97 $15.01 $31,220 1.4 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 60 $10.58 $11.59 $24,110 3.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $16.01 $16.74 $34,820 4.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 350 $10.51 $10.96 $22,800 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,080 $14.79 $14.39 $29,920 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 $9.43 $9.79 $20,370 5.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 40 $10.55 $10.89 $22,660 6.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $11.90 $11.88 $24,720 6.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $11.80 $11.74 $24,430 1.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $14.60 $15.37 $31,960 6.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 180 $12.15 $12.45 $25,900 7.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $12.10 $13.89 $28,880 9.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $17.23 $17.11 $35,580 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 680 $10.00 $10.32 $21,470 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 220 $20.27 $21.37 $44,460 4.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $8.52 $10.56 $21,960 6.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $14.24 $14.93 $31,050 7.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $23.27 $22.71 $47,250 (7)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $22.05 $21.20 $44,110 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 140 $19.41 $19.07 $39,670 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $17.64 $18.48 $38,430 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 300 $11.28 $12.06 $25,080 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 840 $11.79 $12.50 $26,000 4.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 750 $14.91 $15.35 $31,920 5.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,620 $16.00 $16.02 $33,310 2.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $15.79 $16.48 $34,290 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $10.12 $10.38 $21,580 3.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 120 $13.06 $13.54 $28,170 3.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (7) $10.72 $11.53 $23,990 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,580 $12.86 $13.04 $27,120 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (7) $11.79 $11.78 $24,510 7.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 310 $15.07 $15.08 $31,360 4.8 %
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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 410 (7) (7) (7) (7)
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 30 $10.99 $11.62 $24,160 4.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $19.21 $18.42 $38,320 4.2 %
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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 3,900 $17.21 $19.06 $39,650 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $24.43 $26.13 $54,350 3.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 680 $15.96 $17.89 $37,210 9.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (7) $14.09 $16.16 $33,610 19.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $21.54 $21.61 $44,950 5.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 880 $13.60 $14.12 $29,380 4.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 $21.86 $23.49 $48,860 5.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 80 $15.73 $16.58 $34,500 7.5 %
47-2082 Tapers 90 $15.65 $16.94 $35,240 10.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 390 $27.42 $25.69 $53,430 7.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 280 $14.46 $14.47 $30,100 5.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $20.40 $20.88 $43,430 8.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $12.93 $14.41 $29,980 9.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $28.49 $25.16 $52,330 9.1 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (7) $8.25 $8.62 $17,930 7.1 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 40 $10.40 $11.26 $23,430 7.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $24.88 $24.70 $51,370 1.8 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,960 $18.12 $18.51 $38,500 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $24.22 $25.21 $52,440 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $15.81 $16.17 $33,640 5.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $24.65 $23.94 $49,790 3.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 30 $16.88 $18.67 $38,830 3.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $19.58 $17.96 $37,360 10.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $16.82 $17.20 $35,780 3.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $18.25 $18.27 $38,010 5.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $19.76 $19.86 $41,300 2.7 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (7) $13.18 $13.10 $27,250 4.8 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers (7) $10.56 $10.70 $22,260 3.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $13.99 $13.20 $27,450 1.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $23.20 $22.96 $47,750 5.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 $19.48 $19.45 $40,450 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 750 $15.14 $16.23 $33,760 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (7) $22.13 $22.57 $46,940 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $9.96 $10.79 $22,450 4.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (7) $16.68 $17.06 $35,480 9.4 %
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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 2,470 $14.11 $15.17 $31,550 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 220 $23.12 $23.60 $49,100 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 210 $10.96 $11.68 $24,290 3.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (7) $11.03 $11.84 $24,630 4.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $14.44 $14.15 $29,430 3.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $19.25 $18.57 $38,620 2.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 50 $9.97 $11.40 $23,700 10.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $15.72 $16.29 $33,880 6.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $12.06 $12.49 $25,990 5.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $15.43 $15.10 $31,410 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 $18.68 $17.48 $36,370 4.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $15.95 $16.29 $33,880 4.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $17.34 $17.59 $36,600 5.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $8.98 $9.59 $19,940 3.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $11.98 $11.47 $23,850 6.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $13.77 $13.69 $28,470 3.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $12.72 $12.77 $26,570 2.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $16.48 $15.89 $33,050 9.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $19.55 $19.62 $40,810 4.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $18.46 $19.30 $40,150 7.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $10.69 $12.01 $24,980 6.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $20.35 $28.03 $58,300 19.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (7) $11.16 $11.33 $23,560 3.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (7) $9.38 $10.04 $20,880 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 100 $9.63 $10.54 $21,920 6.5 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,770 $13.53 $14.43 $30,020 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $22.25 $23.44 $48,760 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $29.70 $28.82 $59,940 5.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $54,030 6.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 380 $15.37 $15.07 $31,340 2.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 530 $8.65 $12.66 $26,330 16.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 680 $17.58 $17.51 $36,420 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 520 $13.11 $13.14 $27,330 3.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.54 $9.24 $19,210 6.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 160 $11.17 $11.11 $23,100 7.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 640 $15.34 $15.48 $32,200 4.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $9.05 $10.79 $22,430 4.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,450 $10.18 $10.95 $22,770 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 70 $13.54 $13.22 $27,490 4.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 280 $8.30 $9.52 $19,800 1.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $18.67 $17.74 $36,900 5.0 %

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.

(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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