Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Tuscaloosa, AL



For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Tuscaloosa, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Tuscaloosa, AL (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 85,720 $12.10 $15.02 $31,240 1.8 %
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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 3,610 $31.48 $36.48 $75,870 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $54.55 $57.41 $119,420 6.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,280 $35.51 $41.83 $87,000 3.9 %
11-1031 Legislators (7) (4) (4) $17,100 15.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $28.20 $31.36 $65,230 4.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 100 $39.54 $46.66 $97,050 11.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $25.86 $27.54 $57,280 4.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $23.93 $25.38 $52,780 5.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $28.96 $32.97 $68,590 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $33.07 $39.07 $81,260 4.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $30.68 $32.49 $67,590 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 150 $35.65 $36.05 $74,970 2.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $26.06 $28.58 $59,440 3.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $24.82 $27.60 $57,410 5.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (7) $17.41 $17.84 $37,110 12.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $64,000 2.1 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 30 $28.41 $27.88 $57,990 3.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $38.72 $41.52 $86,360 5.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $17.42 $17.59 $36,590 5.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $36.67 $38.30 $79,650 4.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 $28.13 $29.66 $61,700 7.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $17.41 $19.03 $39,590 3.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 250 $28.51 $30.48 $63,390 3.9 %
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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 1,750 $19.05 $22.78 $47,380 4.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $16.54 $16.67 $34,680 12.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $17.31 $19.25 $40,040 4.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $19.27 $21.04 $43,760 8.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $19.45 $20.36 $42,350 3.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $17.70 $17.77 $36,970 4.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $15.74 $16.98 $35,330 3.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $17.36 $18.01 $37,460 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $18.11 $19.22 $39,990 7.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $22.46 $21.41 $44,530 4.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $28.11 $44.60 $92,760 21.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 130 $19.85 $21.62 $44,980 10.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 520 $17.96 $20.69 $43,030 5.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (7) $29.24 $31.17 $64,830 20.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 (5) $78.83 $163,970 11.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 180 $20.14 $25.03 $52,060 6.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $21.47 $22.99 $47,830 2.2 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 80 $14.04 $15.05 $31,300 15.0 %
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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 570 $21.14 $23.28 $48,430 6.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $31.98 $31.63 $65,790 8.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $15.72 $17.27 $35,920 6.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $25.04 $25.94 $53,950 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $20.91 $23.20 $48,250 9.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $20.04 $23.03 $47,890 7.6 %
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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 $26.32 $28.59 $59,460 6.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (7) $37.78 $36.74 $76,430 7.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $18.52 $20.52 $42,680 5.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $22.10 $23.25 $48,360 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 120 $31.39 $32.42 $67,440 3.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 150 $32.06 $32.43 $67,450 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (7) $48.80 $47.46 $98,720 5.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (7) $45.65 $38.23 $79,520 3.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $15.69 $15.84 $32,950 3.2 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other (7) $18.73 $18.53 $38,530 6.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $12.27 $12.75 $26,520 4.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $24.22 $23.78 $49,460 3.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (7) $22.66 $23.07 $47,980 12.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 110 $13.97 $14.69 $30,560 5.8 %
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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 460 $22.09 $24.23 $50,400 8.0 %
19-1032 Foresters (7) $20.67 $20.22 $42,050 2.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $18.34 $18.97 $39,450 2.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $26.45 $26.55 $55,230 9.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (7) $26.34 $37.43 $77,860 9.5 %
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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 720 $16.32 $16.41 $34,140 4.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $18.76 $17.89 $37,210 8.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $14.99 $15.31 $31,850 4.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $14.92 $15.69 $32,630 2.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 $19.24 $18.91 $39,330 5.0 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $25.39 $25.00 $52,000 2.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $14.10 $14.49 $30,140 3.6 %
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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 380 $26.20 $34.82 $72,420 10.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 280 $28.20 $40.60 $84,450 14.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 30 $17.28 $17.95 $37,330 5.1 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (7) $10.59 $12.36 $25,710 17.5 %
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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 5,500 $16.60 $17.20 $35,770 13.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 430 (7) (7) (7) (7)
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 550 (4) (4) $38,750 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (7) (4) (4) $45,950 2.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (7) (4) (4) $41,990 2.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (7) (4) (4) $37,300 4.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $35,670 3.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 150 (4) (4) $27,550 2.0 %
25-4021 Librarians (7) $16.26 $14.98 $31,150 8.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,060 (4) (4) $14,120 5.4 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 710 $13.32 $16.76 $34,850 7.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.13 $10.19 $21,200 4.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $13.76 $14.53 $30,220 4.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $10.27 $11.19 $23,280 7.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 210 (4) (4) $43,460 22.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $16.92 $17.44 $36,270 3.8 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $17.09 $20.00 $41,600 4.4 %
27-4021 Photographers (7) $9.84 $10.78 $22,410 5.6 %
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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 5,990 $18.80 $22.22 $46,220 3.9 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $51.11 $59.69 $124,160 21.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $19.74 $19.97 $41,540 3.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 260 $39.86 $36.73 $76,390 3.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $22.06 $39.49 $82,130 24.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) (5) $79.50 $165,360 11.0 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 30 $66.64 $66.90 $139,150 7.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 (5) $83.15 $172,950 8.3 %
29-1121 Audiologists (7) $18.91 $19.27 $40,090 6.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $29.94 $28.84 $60,000 4.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $30.11 $29.90 $62,200 7.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $15.40 $16.46 $34,230 8.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (7) $19.34 $19.90 $41,390 6.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $21.66 $20.86 $43,390 4.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $14.86 $15.46 $32,160 8.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $18.58 $18.11 $37,660 5.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (7) $7.02 $7.48 $15,560 10.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $10.42 $11.02 $22,930 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,050 $13.27 $13.58 $28,250 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $11.02 $12.46 $25,920 5.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $8.47 $9.46 $19,680 2.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $19.90 $22.27 $46,320 7.6 %
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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 2,590 $8.70 $9.40 $19,540 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 480 $7.81 $8.00 $16,640 5.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,160 $8.31 $9.05 $18,820 5.6 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 280 $8.06 $8.03 $16,700 5.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $19.25 $18.25 $37,950 8.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $10.83 $10.66 $22,160 3.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 160 $10.32 $10.66 $22,160 2.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $12.19 $12.18 $25,330 2.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $11.05 $12.44 $25,880 2.6 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,360 $16.19 $15.51 $32,260 5.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 $9.16 $10.33 $21,480 4.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (7) $6.30 $6.32 $13,160 4.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $8.30 $12.43 $25,850 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 7,480 $6.61 $7.21 $15,000 1.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $13.99 $14.41 $29,980 7.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $11.48 $11.82 $24,590 2.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 320 $6.79 $6.77 $14,090 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 560 $7.31 $7.70 $16,010 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $8.03 $8.08 $16,800 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $6.37 $6.54 $13,610 5.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 410 $7.08 $7.41 $15,420 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 230 $6.98 $7.32 $15,220 2.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,200 $6.31 $6.46 $13,430 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 200 $6.67 $6.89 $14,330 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,470 $6.12 $5.99 $12,460 1.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $6.10 $5.98 $12,450 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 $6.61 $6.73 $13,990 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $7.19 $7.07 $14,700 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 2,650 $7.98 $8.61 $17,910 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $12.16 $13.18 $27,420 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $11.15 $13.42 $27,910 10.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,420 $7.98 $8.42 $17,520 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 480 $6.79 $6.85 $14,240 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $10.35 $11.62 $24,170 4.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 470 $8.42 $8.88 $18,480 2.7 %
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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 1,280 $7.26 $8.81 $18,330 5.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $10.87 $12.12 $25,220 8.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (7) $6.29 $6.53 $13,580 5.2 %
39-4011 Embalmers (7) $19.22 $18.48 $38,430 7.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $11.42 $11.55 $24,030 6.2 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (7) $6.08 $6.04 $12,570 6.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $6.50 $6.60 $13,730 4.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (7) $11.93 $11.82 $24,580 5.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $11.22 $10.92 $22,720 8.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $11.74 $11.11 $23,100 6.8 %
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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 8,500 $8.46 $12.15 $25,280 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 960 $13.62 $17.02 $35,390 4.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $23.53 $25.87 $53,820 8.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,700 $6.96 $7.13 $14,830 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $6.56 $7.91 $16,450 6.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $10.69 $11.54 $24,000 9.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,630 $8.73 $10.67 $22,180 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $13.95 $18.64 $38,780 4.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 120 $19.91 $23.93 $49,770 10.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $17.74 $15.51 $32,260 13.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 $26.51 $32.22 $67,010 8.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $19.60 $22.42 $46,630 3.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $14.28 $19.12 $39,760 12.9 %
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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 12,990 $11.27 $12.12 $25,210 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,030 $16.59 $18.40 $38,280 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.51 $9.51 $19,770 4.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 350 $9.74 $10.21 $21,240 4.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $11.76 $12.08 $25,120 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,120 $12.53 $13.06 $27,170 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $14.11 $14.11 $29,360 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (7) $10.77 $12.45 $25,910 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 450 $10.14 $10.06 $20,920 7.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $13.82 $13.71 $28,520 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 510 $11.73 $12.41 $25,820 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $16.77 $16.99 $35,340 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $8.75 $9.58 $19,930 4.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $7.56 $7.44 $15,480 3.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $11.75 $12.40 $25,780 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $10.85 $11.28 $23,460 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $12.72 $13.85 $28,810 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 590 $9.05 $8.94 $18,600 3.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 $14.87 $15.41 $32,040 3.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $6.50 $8.32 $17,300 12.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $14.70 $14.35 $29,840 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $12.45 $12.90 $26,830 8.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $9.91 $10.21 $21,240 8.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $22.39 $21.28 $44,270 3.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $20.86 $20.38 $42,380 2.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $22.08 $19.30 $40,140 3.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $13.27 $14.96 $31,110 4.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 340 $11.90 $12.37 $25,740 3.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,170 $8.85 $9.78 $20,340 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 380 $16.85 $17.78 $36,990 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 200 $12.29 $12.50 $25,990 4.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 160 $12.39 $12.15 $25,280 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,670 $11.71 $11.63 $24,200 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $12.48 $13.01 $27,050 5.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $10.90 $11.34 $23,590 5.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (7) $13.85 $14.04 $29,210 2.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $8.01 $8.28 $17,220 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,940 $9.42 $9.68 $20,140 2.8 %
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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 7,110 $13.83 $14.83 $30,850 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 770 $20.62 $22.95 $47,730 4.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (7) $9.45 $11.16 $23,210 17.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 760 $13.56 $13.39 $27,850 3.3 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (7) $8.32 $10.62 $22,090 6.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $12.83 $12.79 $26,610 6.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,370 $9.94 $10.54 $21,930 3.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 680 $15.32 $15.75 $32,770 4.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $12.05 $11.44 $23,800 10.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 570 $16.84 $16.75 $34,840 3.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250 $14.07 $14.57 $30,310 6.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $10.41 $11.70 $24,340 9.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $16.75 $17.06 $35,480 2.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $9.51 $10.02 $20,840 10.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $13.05 $13.63 $28,340 6.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $8.99 $9.16 $19,040 4.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (7) $9.66 $9.88 $20,550 4.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $10.60 $11.63 $24,200 3.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $19.33 $19.87 $41,320 5.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $11.57 $11.28 $23,470 3.3 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 40 $13.07 $13.86 $28,830 10.4 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 100 $12.89 $13.54 $28,160 9.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 40 $10.07 $11.25 $23,400 14.4 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,860 $15.53 $16.30 $33,910 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $22.46 $24.59 $51,150 4.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $16.24 $16.91 $35,170 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $18.00 $19.10 $39,730 3.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (7) $15.38 $13.95 $29,010 4.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 $16.27 $17.84 $37,100 16.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $21.55 $21.66 $45,060 6.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 490 $11.37 $13.45 $27,980 10.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $15.67 $16.47 $34,250 4.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $14.98 $15.77 $32,790 2.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $17.21 $17.17 $35,710 2.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $10.02 $9.88 $20,560 6.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $21.99 $21.09 $43,860 4.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $17.91 $17.03 $35,430 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 270 $18.99 $18.80 $39,100 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,200 $12.68 $13.55 $28,190 4.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $17.99 $17.43 $36,260 4.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $19.39 $19.23 $40,010 2.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $24.36 $24.82 $51,620 4.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $11.62 $11.97 $24,900 3.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $7.44 $10.71 $22,280 14.7 %
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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 10,550 $13.09 $14.21 $29,570 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 730 $21.34 $23.16 $48,180 2.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (7) $11.92 $12.88 $26,780 9.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 $11.19 $11.36 $23,620 2.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $10.73 $12.27 $25,510 5.8 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $10.86 $10.24 $21,310 9.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.08 $11.59 $24,110 2.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $11.52 $11.55 $24,030 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 140 $18.30 $17.79 $37,010 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $16.15 $15.96 $33,190 4.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (7) $10.99 $12.00 $24,950 6.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 240 $7.67 $7.86 $16,340 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 $8.52 $8.57 $17,820 6.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (7) $6.63 $8.69 $18,070 3.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 140 $10.81 $11.29 $23,480 3.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (7) $8.09 $9.00 $18,710 13.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 80 $8.77 $9.86 $20,500 7.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (7) $17.89 $20.95 $43,570 12.1 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (7) $19.21 $19.37 $40,290 4.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $18.41 $17.90 $37,220 3.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 350 $15.15 $14.89 $30,980 5.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $11.76 $10.95 $22,770 7.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $11.35 $11.31 $23,530 8.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (7) $14.47 $14.21 $29,560 4.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $15.17 $14.32 $29,790 13.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 430 $8.67 $9.91 $20,610 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 6,050 $10.58 $12.05 $25,060 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $17.80 $17.93 $37,290 6.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $19.46 $20.79 $43,230 5.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $9.09 $10.58 $22,000 9.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,550 $12.20 $13.53 $28,140 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 570 $11.00 $12.35 $25,690 6.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (7) $8.19 $8.70 $18,100 3.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (7) $8.13 $8.14 $16,940 4.3 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 40 $18.88 $18.89 $39,300 2.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $17.21 $15.95 $33,170 10.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $17.51 $18.87 $39,260 7.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 $15.61 $15.56 $32,360 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $12.27 $12.89 $26,820 6.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 330 $10.19 $10.30 $21,430 4.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,180 $8.63 $9.62 $20,010 4.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 370 $6.40 $6.66 $13,860 4.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $13.31 $12.92 $26,880 3.6 %

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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