Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC



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


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

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

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 127,720 $11.99 $15.18 $31,560 1.5 %
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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 5,170 $31.94 $37.18 $77,330 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $56.41 $64.73 $134,640 6.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,880 $35.25 $42.51 $88,410 3.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $25.24 $30.96 $64,400 9.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 140 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-2022 Sales Managers 300 $31.89 $36.75 $76,430 4.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $24.89 $27.09 $56,350 4.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $32.56 $35.77 $74,400 4.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 450 $33.25 $37.69 $78,390 5.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $26.11 $29.79 $61,970 8.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $39.81 $39.64 $82,460 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $31.12 $34.02 $70,760 14.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $27.31 $29.59 $61,540 3.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 320 $31.10 $37.85 $78,720 14.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $15.29 $17.26 $35,910 8.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $62,070 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 200 $41.61 $41.03 $85,350 1.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 $22.09 $21.78 $45,300 3.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $20.36 $20.94 $43,550 8.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $34.49 $35.61 $74,060 4.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $41.64 $42.10 $87,570 2.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (7) $23.17 $25.94 $53,960 7.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $22.76 $26.30 $54,700 8.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $31.15 $33.98 $70,680 3.6 %
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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 3,010 $21.55 $24.25 $50,440 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $10.63 $14.63 $30,440 11.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 230 $19.27 $19.79 $41,170 6.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 150 $19.90 $25.36 $52,750 14.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $19.76 $23.04 $47,920 11.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $23.36 $24.73 $51,440 4.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $19.97 $22.85 $47,520 7.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $23.09 $23.50 $48,890 3.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $21.89 $29.07 $60,460 12.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $21.68 $20.97 $43,630 4.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $21.26 $20.84 $43,350 8.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 390 $22.83 $26.39 $54,880 10.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 560 $22.58 $25.14 $52,290 8.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $17.58 $20.03 $41,670 4.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $26.57 $31.37 $65,240 14.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $25.12 $27.49 $57,180 8.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $26.13 $32.27 $67,120 11.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 400 $22.41 $24.16 $50,240 7.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $22.66 $24.65 $51,260 3.0 %
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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 1,040 $22.41 $25.38 $52,790 4.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $26.33 $28.19 $58,640 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (7) $45.33 $45.55 $94,740 11.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 250 $16.92 $17.72 $36,860 3.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 190 $26.12 $27.46 $57,120 4.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $20.65 $22.49 $46,780 3.5 %
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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 90 $22.43 $24.24 $50,410 8.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 $16.20 $17.57 $36,540 7.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $34.15 $34.40 $71,550 1.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 200 $34.87 $33.50 $69,680 2.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $31.11 $29.70 $61,780 5.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (7) $38.03 $35.93 $74,730 6.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $34.44 $34.32 $71,390 2.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $19.98 $20.18 $41,970 4.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $25.19 $24.92 $51,840 3.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 120 $18.58 $18.84 $39,180 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (7) $16.75 $18.77 $39,050 9.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $25.07 $24.68 $51,330 4.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 250 $12.47 $13.18 $27,400 3.4 %
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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 1,480 $23.08 $25.66 $53,380 5.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 110 $22.02 $23.21 $48,280 4.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 110 $22.14 $25.10 $52,210 5.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $22.59 $38.51 $80,090 20.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $23.05 $23.07 $47,980 2.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $23.38 $22.95 $47,730 2.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 80 $14.43 $14.48 $30,120 1.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (7) $18.34 $17.77 $36,970 4.9 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 40 $10.52 $12.48 $25,970 20.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $16.47 $17.48 $36,360 1.7 %
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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 1,450 $15.81 $16.45 $34,220 2.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $20.52 $20.77 $43,190 2.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 390 $18.24 $19.16 $39,850 1.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $18.49 $18.49 $38,450 2.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $21.60 $23.00 $47,840 8.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $15.18 $15.33 $31,890 2.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $10.84 $11.20 $23,300 3.2 %
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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 590 $16.78 $29.78 $61,930 15.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $61.11 $61.68 $128,290 9.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 290 $15.30 $15.73 $32,730 3.7 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (7) $14.91 $15.11 $31,430 5.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (7) $10.39 $10.94 $22,760 6.9 %
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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 7,570 $15.72 $16.24 $33,780 3.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $61,170 6.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $57,160 1.6 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $49,250 3.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $52,880 1.7 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $42,430 1.8 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $46,260 6.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 260 $19.77 $20.62 $42,880 1.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 750 $8.35 $9.81 $20,400 10.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (7) (4) (4) $37,720 4.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,180 (4) (4) $37,130 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 760 (4) (4) $36,820 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 (4) (4) $35,740 4.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $35,700 1.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 140 $13.18 $14.28 $29,700 1.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $19.51 $19.42 $40,380 11.1 %
25-4012 Curators 30 $13.65 $14.95 $31,100 1.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $20.95 $21.18 $44,050 2.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $12.83 $12.87 $26,770 1.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $20.73 $21.17 $44,040 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,150 (4) (4) $18,250 1.2 %
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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 1,180 $13.13 $14.96 $31,110 3.4 %
27-1011 Art Directors (7) $20.25 $20.58 $42,800 5.7 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (7) $16.04 $17.55 $36,500 11.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $9.29 $9.21 $19,170 10.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 190 (7) (7) (7) (7)
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $12.67 $14.00 $29,110 6.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $11.06 $11.93 $24,800 4.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $15.78 $18.18 $37,800 14.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 160 (4) (4) $26,740 9.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $10.18 $12.12 $25,210 5.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $15.61 $16.35 $34,000 4.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $18.93 $19.21 $39,960 2.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $20.43 $21.72 $45,180 6.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $10.76 $11.72 $24,370 12.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.94 $11.93 $24,810 8.5 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,680 $22.13 $27.57 $57,340 3.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (7) (5) $72.17 $150,120 21.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $20.64 $21.16 $44,020 2.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $41.82 $41.63 $86,580 3.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $67.79 $72.09 $149,950 7.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General 90 (5) $80.82 $168,100 8.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 100 (5) $93.36 $194,180 7.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 170 (5) $64.88 $134,950 8.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $34.48 $38.96 $81,030 8.6 %
29-1121 Audiologists (7) $20.56 $20.43 $42,500 3.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $27.31 $27.27 $56,720 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $29.89 $30.09 $62,590 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 140 $23.42 $24.18 $50,290 2.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 100 (7) (7) (7) (7)
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $22.22 $22.77 $47,350 4.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $13.93 $14.72 $30,620 5.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $23.85 $23.41 $48,690 10.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $25.13 $25.28 $52,580 2.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 300 $19.67 $20.16 $41,930 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 310 $9.65 $9.88 $20,550 2.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $15.05 $15.23 $31,680 6.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (7) $11.22 $11.42 $23,750 3.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 560 $16.03 $16.06 $33,410 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $10.71 $12.13 $25,240 7.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $11.18 $13.21 $27,480 8.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $20.61 $20.92 $43,520 4.3 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 80 $19.48 $21.39 $44,490 6.5 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 5,030 $9.47 $10.58 $22,010 3.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,800 $8.12 $8.30 $17,260 1.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,390 $9.35 $9.57 $19,900 1.6 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $20.78 $21.18 $44,060 4.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $21.51 $22.45 $46,700 4.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 400 $17.37 $16.38 $34,070 6.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 640 $13.03 $12.91 $26,850 3.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $14.12 $13.82 $28,740 2.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $8.32 $8.63 $17,950 2.8 %
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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 2,320 $14.51 $15.17 $31,550 3.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $21.70 $23.11 $48,080 3.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $22.24 $23.11 $48,080 3.2 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 30 $15.73 $16.61 $34,550 2.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 340 $13.44 $14.13 $29,380 1.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 160 $19.81 $22.33 $46,460 3.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 510 $15.87 $16.34 $33,990 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 580 $9.25 $10.30 $21,430 4.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 120 $15.51 $15.47 $32,170 3.0 %
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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 15,440 $7.08 $7.91 $16,450 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $12.82 $14.64 $30,460 10.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,400 $11.03 $12.39 $25,780 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 720 $7.16 $7.12 $14,810 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 360 $9.31 $9.33 $19,410 5.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,060 $9.31 $9.30 $19,350 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 270 $8.80 $8.80 $18,310 2.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 980 $7.96 $8.25 $17,160 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 540 $7.39 $8.23 $17,120 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,000 $6.39 $6.50 $13,510 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 620 $6.56 $6.88 $14,310 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,290 $6.65 $7.36 $15,310 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $9.40 $9.75 $20,280 4.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 390 $7.56 $7.82 $16,260 4.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 730 $6.91 $6.95 $14,460 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 800 $6.91 $6.96 $14,470 2.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other (7) $10.08 $9.80 $20,380 17.9 %
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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 5,080 $8.92 $9.43 $19,600 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 290 $11.17 $12.12 $25,220 7.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 190 $16.42 $17.66 $36,720 2.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,800 $7.93 $8.30 $17,270 4.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $7.67 $7.77 $16,170 3.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 180 $10.33 $10.98 $22,840 3.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,610 $9.75 $9.96 $20,720 1.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (7) $12.07 $11.98 $24,920 4.2 %
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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 $7.97 $9.32 $19,380 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 160 $12.62 $13.77 $28,630 4.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $8.25 $9.20 $19,130 3.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $6.16 $6.48 $13,470 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 510 $6.38 $6.57 $13,670 2.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 260 $8.19 $8.60 $17,890 5.5 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (7) $7.70 $7.97 $16,580 9.3 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $7.37 $7.22 $15,020 2.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 100 $8.48 $8.54 $17,760 11.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 280 $7.73 $8.07 $16,770 3.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 270 $8.03 $8.36 $17,380 2.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $12.35 $13.28 $27,610 12.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (7) $11.93 $12.74 $26,510 7.6 %
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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 16,010 $9.73 $13.54 $28,170 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,830 $13.58 $16.03 $33,330 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 340 $21.76 $23.86 $49,620 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,450 $7.37 $7.52 $15,640 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 650 $9.35 $11.57 $24,070 6.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 450 $11.81 $13.37 $27,820 15.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,960 $9.18 $10.79 $22,430 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $15.55 $18.02 $37,480 5.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 300 $18.99 $26.67 $55,470 14.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $38.25 $48.45 $100,780 19.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 430 $14.52 $19.43 $40,420 18.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 460 $22.65 $28.33 $58,920 8.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,060 $20.63 $22.70 $47,210 4.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 120 $13.22 $19.62 $40,800 16.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 320 $21.45 $30.71 $63,880 12.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $39.50 $36.84 $76,630 8.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 120 $8.53 $9.83 $20,440 3.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 180 $9.18 $9.92 $20,620 11.9 %
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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 20,650 $11.71 $12.54 $26,070 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,420 $17.61 $18.74 $38,980 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 220 $9.64 $9.65 $20,080 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $12.39 $12.44 $25,870 2.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 660 $12.08 $12.31 $25,610 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,670 $12.59 $13.15 $27,340 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $12.13 $12.64 $26,280 3.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.64 $14.99 $31,190 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 640 $11.41 $11.57 $24,060 2.5 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $12.02 $10.89 $22,650 14.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $14.81 $14.82 $30,820 3.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $13.85 $14.49 $30,130 10.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,380 $10.65 $11.36 $23,620 3.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 240 $13.53 $14.10 $29,320 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.55 $9.55 $19,850 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 380 $8.70 $9.23 $19,190 6.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 $11.41 $11.90 $24,750 2.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $11.57 $11.52 $23,970 5.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 290 $12.07 $11.69 $24,320 8.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $13.90 $14.86 $30,920 5.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 $11.41 $11.59 $24,110 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $13.40 $13.95 $29,010 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,390 $9.93 $10.35 $21,530 3.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 $11.58 $11.38 $23,670 3.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 170 $11.84 $14.02 $29,170 7.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $8.34 $8.62 $17,920 3.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $12.53 $12.59 $26,190 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 $12.56 $13.51 $28,100 4.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $15.09 $15.83 $32,930 4.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $22.87 $22.36 $46,520 2.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 370 $21.59 $20.40 $42,440 2.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $23.20 $21.37 $44,450 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $17.70 $20.16 $41,920 6.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 850 $10.40 $10.73 $22,320 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,220 $9.03 $9.54 $19,840 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (7) $8.45 $12.34 $25,670 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,370 $14.71 $15.10 $31,400 1.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 370 $11.38 $11.30 $23,500 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,860 $11.30 $11.60 $24,120 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $15.17 $15.10 $31,410 1.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $10.54 $10.80 $22,470 2.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 $13.17 $13.37 $27,820 6.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (7) $7.96 $8.30 $17,260 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,830 $10.42 $11.05 $22,990 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 $10.71 $11.46 $23,850 4.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (7) $16.64 $17.37 $36,120 3.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $10.59 $11.50 $23,910 5.0 %
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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 130 $11.10 $12.06 $25,080 16.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (7) $6.48 $6.99 $14,530 9.1 %
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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 7,820 $13.21 $13.94 $28,990 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 930 $19.86 $20.77 $43,190 2.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 280 (7) (7) (7) (7)
47-2031 Carpenters 1,760 $14.09 $13.97 $29,050 2.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 60 $19.17 $18.18 $37,810 2.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $12.21 $12.35 $25,680 3.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 980 $10.34 $10.65 $22,160 3.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $11.31 $11.25 $23,400 4.8 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators (7) $14.46 $13.70 $28,500 13.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 410 $14.10 $14.52 $30,210 2.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 110 $14.77 $14.77 $30,730 4.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 720 $14.81 $14.89 $30,960 3.3 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 60 $12.83 $12.96 $26,970 7.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 430 $11.88 $11.93 $24,820 2.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $11.27 $11.70 $24,340 3.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $16.20 $15.70 $32,660 4.4 %
47-2181 Roofers (7) $11.90 $12.23 $25,430 2.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $10.69 $11.30 $23,500 2.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $14.68 $15.59 $32,430 8.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 330 $11.60 $10.65 $22,140 9.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 280 $10.65 $11.07 $23,030 7.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $9.20 $9.97 $20,740 8.2 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (7) $9.48 $9.28 $19,300 5.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 120 $17.86 $18.69 $38,880 1.9 %
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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 6,200 $15.26 $17.24 $35,850 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 740 $22.25 $25.72 $53,500 5.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $12.04 $12.84 $26,700 10.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (7) $23.76 $23.39 $48,650 5.2 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 30 $13.41 $13.41 $27,890 3.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (7) $24.30 $23.63 $49,140 6.2 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (7) $11.18 $11.41 $23,730 13.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $18.91 $19.70 $40,970 6.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $16.72 $18.01 $37,460 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $15.73 $15.73 $32,720 1.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $15.69 $16.50 $34,310 4.1 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 60 $15.96 $16.25 $33,810 4.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (7) $12.90 $12.96 $26,950 3.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 560 $12.94 $13.56 $28,200 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200 $19.12 $20.28 $42,190 6.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,620 $13.17 $14.29 $29,730 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $14.85 $14.20 $29,530 5.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights (7) $19.05 $18.73 $38,950 5.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 $23.92 $23.07 $47,990 5.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $21.69 $19.55 $40,670 7.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $11.15 $12.57 $26,140 2.5 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 $11.39 $11.88 $24,710 4.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $9.79 $10.00 $20,810 3.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 200 $10.43 $14.55 $30,270 10.7 %
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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 6,890 $12.65 $14.32 $29,790 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 550 $22.00 $23.42 $48,710 2.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (7) $12.59 $12.68 $26,380 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,040 $9.20 $9.68 $20,130 3.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (7) $7.27 $7.76 $16,140 7.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $9.64 $9.63 $20,030 1.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $12.98 $13.06 $27,160 1.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $6.87 $7.76 $16,130 7.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.55 $12.28 $25,540 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $12.15 $12.27 $25,520 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 180 $15.18 $15.49 $32,210 4.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $23.10 $22.85 $47,520 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 210 $15.97 $16.30 $33,900 3.2 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 40 $22.57 $22.59 $46,990 3.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers (7) $12.16 $12.12 $25,200 2.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $13.46 $14.34 $29,830 10.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.04 $8.05 $16,750 2.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $8.25 $8.48 $17,630 5.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 $9.58 $9.99 $20,780 3.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $14.03 $14.80 $30,780 5.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $11.66 $11.42 $23,750 6.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 280 $14.84 $16.06 $33,400 6.0 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (7) $7.88 $8.52 $17,720 9.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $23.40 $22.67 $47,140 12.4 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 70 $8.05 $9.20 $19,130 17.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 190 $11.72 $11.80 $24,540 2.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 90 $9.21 $10.59 $22,030 5.7 %
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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 9,410 $10.80 $12.17 $25,320 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $17.68 $17.23 $35,830 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 390 $17.53 $21.23 $44,160 6.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 900 $10.79 $10.73 $22,310 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 600 $7.45 $9.67 $20,120 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,330 $14.62 $15.80 $32,870 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,360 $11.22 $12.25 $25,470 6.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 140 $8.28 $8.25 $17,170 3.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 180 $12.16 $12.59 $26,190 2.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 80 $17.54 $16.49 $34,300 8.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $7.05 $7.06 $14,680 7.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 30 $10.06 $10.90 $22,670 1.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $21.24 $21.98 $45,710 3.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $14.39 $14.74 $30,660 3.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 620 $12.68 $13.98 $29,080 7.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 360 $7.83 $8.63 $17,960 5.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,100 $8.85 $9.99 $20,780 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 690 $7.74 $7.76 $16,140 2.7 %

About May 2005 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.

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




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