Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Winston-Salem, 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 Winston-Salem, 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 Winston-Salem, 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 210,200 $13.58 $17.10 $35,580 2.0 %
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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 10,960 $35.70 $41.66 $86,660 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 190 (5) $85.14 $177,090 5.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,970 $38.74 $46.71 $97,150 4.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 350 $44.14 $45.98 $95,640 5.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 840 $39.13 $44.71 $92,990 7.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 110 $36.19 $39.36 $81,860 8.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 340 $31.96 $34.23 $71,190 5.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 720 $41.20 $41.46 $86,240 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,380 $36.86 $43.46 $90,390 5.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 120 $36.71 $39.61 $82,390 12.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers (7) $37.91 $38.44 $79,950 6.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 100 $38.18 $44.00 $91,510 8.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 480 $37.66 $38.24 $79,540 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 190 $32.24 $33.95 $70,620 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 160 $35.74 $38.56 $80,210 5.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 230 $31.90 $32.30 $67,190 4.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 350 (4) (4) $67,770 4.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 350 $29.41 $34.44 $71,620 3.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 240 $42.11 $42.32 $88,030 4.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 170 $20.15 $20.98 $43,630 4.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $19.67 $22.06 $45,880 5.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 450 $30.55 $34.24 $71,220 4.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $29.37 $29.52 $61,400 1.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (7) $23.82 $29.46 $61,270 16.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $22.89 $23.77 $49,440 5.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 390 $38.05 $42.26 $87,910 5.4 %
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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 6,850 $21.91 $23.97 $49,860 1.8 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 70 $33.46 $33.13 $68,910 2.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 180 $16.81 $19.49 $40,530 8.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 510 $21.42 $23.03 $47,890 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 470 $20.52 $20.51 $42,660 6.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $20.67 $21.66 $45,040 5.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 240 $21.13 $22.54 $46,880 3.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 220 $18.38 $20.10 $41,810 4.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 180 $20.54 $21.11 $43,910 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 280 $21.47 $22.52 $46,840 4.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 130 $20.87 $24.80 $51,580 7.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $28.17 $29.80 $61,990 6.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 250 $27.21 $28.11 $58,480 3.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $17.43 $19.36 $40,280 11.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 990 $22.40 $25.53 $53,110 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,020 $22.38 $23.54 $48,970 2.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $15.60 $18.74 $38,970 4.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $25.61 $25.36 $52,750 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 $20.48 $24.15 $50,240 15.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 330 $27.34 $28.91 $60,140 2.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 210 $24.55 $27.96 $58,160 7.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 140 $22.52 $23.42 $48,720 11.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 660 $21.15 $25.40 $52,830 8.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $20.26 $22.36 $46,510 1.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $11.62 $12.95 $26,940 8.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 210 $23.84 $24.37 $50,690 9.1 %
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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 3,700 $30.70 $31.70 $65,940 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 830 $39.36 $38.21 $79,480 4.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 430 $39.90 $40.92 $85,110 4.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 $31.75 $32.31 $67,190 3.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 690 $20.80 $23.35 $48,570 6.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 920 $30.63 $30.92 $64,300 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 140 $29.69 $31.33 $65,160 7.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 320 $25.18 $26.14 $54,370 4.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 160 $26.40 $27.90 $58,030 4.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $16.18 $20.56 $42,760 12.2 %
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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 2,600 $26.16 $27.36 $56,910 3.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (7) $28.10 $28.99 $60,300 4.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $19.06 $19.74 $41,060 14.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 100 $33.79 $33.59 $69,870 3.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $25.94 $29.03 $60,390 10.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $39.68 $38.24 $79,530 7.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 500 $32.36 $33.67 $70,040 4.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 40 $31.98 $32.85 $68,330 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 240 $26.41 $28.21 $58,670 3.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 70 $32.18 $32.16 $66,900 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 150 $18.18 $20.15 $41,920 10.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 60 $23.87 $23.34 $48,550 2.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $23.45 $23.54 $48,970 3.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $18.02 $18.26 $37,990 2.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 200 $21.71 $21.76 $45,260 3.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 180 $21.31 $25.86 $53,780 10.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (7) $13.64 $15.74 $32,730 4.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $11.87 $12.72 $26,460 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 1,270 $23.08 $25.04 $52,080 4.9 %
19-2012 Physicists (7) $39.41 $39.55 $82,270 4.1 %
19-2031 Chemists (7) $26.12 $27.79 $57,800 6.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 310 $24.92 $25.24 $52,500 2.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 150 $23.96 $25.71 $53,490 8.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 $17.79 $21.11 $43,910 14.3 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants (7) $16.75 $18.66 $38,810 7.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (7) $16.08 $16.30 $33,900 3.7 %
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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 2,080 $16.08 $16.80 $34,940 5.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 270 $19.30 $20.02 $41,640 2.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 120 $16.55 $18.94 $39,390 15.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (7) $10.34 $11.97 $24,900 2.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 $18.79 $19.11 $39,740 3.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 170 $20.37 $20.26 $42,150 1.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $22.15 $22.10 $45,980 3.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $17.95 $18.64 $38,770 2.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $15.74 $15.98 $33,240 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 600 $11.96 $12.12 $25,200 4.2 %
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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 1,970 $20.99 $29.66 $61,690 9.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 610 $49.78 $53.19 $110,640 6.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 540 $15.79 $16.22 $33,750 3.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 470 $22.30 $22.17 $46,110 1.6 %
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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 13,130 $18.65 $20.51 $42,650 8.2 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $67,630 11.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $66,880 9.5 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $75,880 13.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $54,960 3.1 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $59,520 7.7 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $60,170 9.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $60,720 6.4 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $60,290 8.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $17.48 $19.13 $39,780 11.5 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (7) (4) (4) $48,220 2.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 900 $8.83 $9.53 $19,820 4.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 (4) (4) $38,480 3.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,790 (4) (4) $37,480 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 940 (4) (4) $39,990 1.8 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $40,120 3.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,220 (4) (4) $39,870 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (7) (4) (4) $41,040 3.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 260 (4) (4) $39,520 4.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 150 (4) (4) $37,760 4.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $39,980 3.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (7) $20.20 $20.46 $42,550 6.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 190 $10.82 $11.59 $24,100 16.7 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators (7) $14.27 $14.09 $29,300 5.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 250 $20.20 $20.92 $43,520 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 250 $24.47 $24.12 $50,170 3.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,470 (4) (4) $17,360 1.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $16.59 $16.56 $34,450 4.2 %
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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 2,100 $17.28 $19.51 $40,580 6.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 $36.96 $37.22 $77,410 10.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $8.35 $8.84 $18,390 13.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 260 $19.17 $20.39 $42,410 4.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 60 $19.69 $21.23 $44,150 10.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 90 $10.50 $11.88 $24,710 7.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 150 (4) (4) $47,300 12.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $10.29 $12.40 $25,790 4.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 420 $20.01 $23.92 $49,740 7.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $33.64 $34.44 $71,630 2.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $16.20 $17.05 $35,460 4.5 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $13.05 $13.69 $28,480 2.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 200 $17.75 $16.51 $34,340 8.9 %
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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 14,650 $22.46 $28.07 $58,380 6.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 210 (5) $77.68 $161,580 8.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 90 $21.49 $21.69 $45,110 1.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 500 $42.97 $43.67 $90,840 2.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 310 (5) $79.38 $165,100 6.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General 90 (5) $89.44 $186,040 6.3 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (7) (5) (5) (5) 11.4 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 60 (5) $76.62 $159,370 14.0 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (7) $49.73 $49.05 $102,020 4.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 310 $32.13 $32.50 $67,610 4.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 5,940 $23.75 $24.27 $50,480 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $27.93 $27.55 $57,300 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 260 $27.35 $27.78 $57,790 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 280 $20.47 $20.55 $42,740 5.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $22.82 $23.54 $48,960 3.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $24.62 $24.56 $51,080 3.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 250 $20.85 $20.90 $43,470 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 270 $29.81 $28.95 $60,220 3.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 $26.34 $26.17 $54,440 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 280 $12.88 $13.13 $27,310 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 600 $12.51 $12.47 $25,930 2.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 250 $16.21 $16.52 $34,360 2.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (7) $19.36 $18.81 $39,120 5.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,500 $16.61 $16.86 $35,080 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 310 $11.99 $12.71 $26,440 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $20.14 $20.20 $42,010 3.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (7) $16.55 $19.50 $40,560 5.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $26.97 $27.69 $57,600 4.7 %
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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 7,000 $9.97 $10.55 $21,940 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,300 $9.01 $9.00 $18,730 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,360 $9.81 $9.86 $20,500 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $18.45 $19.95 $41,490 9.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $10.65 $10.93 $22,730 4.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $23.41 $21.01 $43,700 13.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 400 $14.73 $14.85 $30,890 2.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 650 $11.40 $11.25 $23,390 4.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 240 $14.97 $16.30 $33,910 1.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 470 $11.25 $11.51 $23,940 3.7 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3,520 $13.81 $14.42 $30,000 5.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $20.92 $20.94 $43,560 4.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 440 $15.25 $15.35 $31,920 2.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 120 $18.06 $19.93 $41,450 5.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,170 $8.88 $9.58 $19,930 4.3 %
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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 16,540 $7.51 $8.43 $17,520 3.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,410 $14.18 $13.99 $29,090 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 460 $7.86 $8.38 $17,430 11.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $8.68 $8.76 $18,220 3.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,100 $8.30 $8.66 $18,000 5.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 $9.10 $8.90 $18,510 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,200 $7.94 $8.11 $16,880 5.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 510 $9.89 $9.68 $20,130 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,390 $6.97 $7.28 $15,150 3.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (7) $8.03 $8.05 $16,750 3.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,870 $6.52 $7.00 $14,570 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 290 $8.01 $8.06 $16,760 3.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 680 $6.53 $6.68 $13,890 5.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 730 $7.23 $7.14 $14,860 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 450 $7.47 $7.37 $15,320 2.9 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other (7) $7.35 $7.91 $16,460 8.1 %
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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 6,630 $8.79 $9.41 $19,580 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 330 $14.10 $14.39 $29,940 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $12.69 $14.08 $29,280 9.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,190 $8.68 $9.11 $18,960 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,540 $8.03 $8.13 $16,920 3.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $11.56 $11.78 $24,500 7.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,260 $10.17 $10.38 $21,590 3.1 %
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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 4,290 $8.57 $9.71 $20,200 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 180 $13.14 $14.62 $30,400 5.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $8.28 $9.28 $19,300 9.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (7) $7.25 $7.04 $14,640 7.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 570 $6.54 $7.06 $14,680 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 520 $15.11 $15.36 $31,960 6.1 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (7) $10.31 $10.91 $22,690 6.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 450 $7.40 $7.70 $16,020 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,100 $8.37 $8.61 $17,920 3.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $8.75 $9.14 $19,020 4.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $9.77 $9.71 $20,200 5.1 %
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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 20,230 $9.59 $13.01 $27,070 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,920 $14.30 $16.82 $34,980 5.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 360 $27.02 $31.35 $65,200 5.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,790 $7.35 $7.36 $15,310 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $10.01 $10.50 $21,840 8.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 270 $13.83 $13.77 $28,650 8.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 7,000 $8.92 $10.36 $21,540 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 290 $18.45 $20.60 $42,850 10.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (7) $18.72 $21.61 $44,940 20.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 $29.41 $35.56 $73,970 10.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (7) $16.63 $16.76 $34,860 4.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 690 $16.51 $20.70 $43,060 8.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 510 $19.19 $21.46 $44,650 9.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,560 $21.19 $24.93 $51,850 5.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $10.53 $10.98 $22,840 6.6 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 290 $13.41 $13.95 $29,020 5.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (7) $14.24 $18.32 $38,090 19.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $31.03 $31.66 $65,850 5.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 110 $9.31 $11.05 $22,990 9.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 220 $12.00 $15.27 $31,770 14.6 %
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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 35,070 $13.28 $13.93 $28,980 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,230 $20.27 $21.23 $44,150 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 360 $10.49 $10.68 $22,210 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 560 $14.34 $14.82 $30,830 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,620 $12.95 $13.69 $28,460 5.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,800 $13.96 $14.32 $29,780 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 290 $15.38 $15.61 $32,460 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $12.76 $13.31 $27,680 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 910 $10.11 $10.54 $21,920 3.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 90 $15.65 $15.78 $32,820 4.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,860 $13.56 $13.73 $28,560 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 300 $9.96 $10.50 $21,830 7.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $8.09 $8.26 $17,190 3.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 170 $8.90 $9.46 $19,680 6.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 300 $12.85 $13.25 $27,560 4.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (7) $15.05 $16.01 $33,310 8.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 540 $13.67 $13.89 $28,900 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 270 $15.63 $15.90 $33,070 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,390 $10.28 $10.50 $21,850 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 300 $13.83 $14.55 $30,260 4.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $10.65 $11.35 $23,620 4.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 160 $14.19 $14.30 $29,750 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 250 $16.36 $16.22 $33,730 4.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $22.98 $22.33 $46,460 2.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 570 $21.64 $20.90 $43,470 2.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $22.36 $19.32 $40,180 3.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 570 $18.19 $20.61 $42,870 7.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,200 $11.29 $12.30 $25,580 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,790 $10.32 $10.64 $22,130 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 $11.09 $10.88 $22,630 6.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,570 $15.94 $16.42 $34,160 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 310 $14.68 $16.31 $33,920 3.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 720 $11.99 $12.50 $26,000 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,720 $12.98 $13.18 $27,420 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 190 $15.34 $16.01 $33,300 4.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 460 $11.40 $11.88 $24,710 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 130 $13.66 $14.28 $29,700 4.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 350 $12.56 $12.48 $25,960 3.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 100 $11.88 $12.25 $25,480 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,760 $10.58 $10.93 $22,730 3.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $10.55 $10.89 $22,660 4.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 180 $13.54 $14.85 $30,880 5.5 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 150 $7.94 $9.47 $19,700 10.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (7) $6.83 $6.78 $14,100 4.4 %
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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 7,330 $13.51 $14.42 $29,990 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 780 $20.32 $21.89 $45,530 4.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (7) $18.55 $18.08 $37,610 7.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 530 $13.32 $13.69 $28,470 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $10.50 $11.00 $22,880 5.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 560 $9.94 $10.72 $22,300 7.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $12.03 $12.08 $25,130 3.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 660 $13.67 $13.30 $27,670 3.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,260 $13.28 $14.79 $30,760 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 270 $12.12 $12.00 $24,950 3.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $12.19 $13.32 $27,710 6.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 660 $17.62 $17.65 $36,710 2.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 520 $14.11 $14.30 $29,740 4.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $8.16 $8.19 $17,030 4.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (7) $10.63 $11.28 $23,460 3.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $12.46 $12.54 $26,080 5.7 %
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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 9,250 $16.76 $17.67 $36,760 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 800 $24.20 $24.83 $51,650 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $19.31 $18.61 $38,710 3.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (7) $23.90 $22.83 $47,490 5.5 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (7) $15.03 $14.79 $30,770 3.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 140 $16.93 $16.92 $35,200 5.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 310 $16.93 $15.52 $32,290 5.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (7) $14.20 $19.46 $40,480 12.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,430 $15.15 $15.50 $32,240 8.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 360 $17.97 $18.24 $37,940 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $16.87 $16.25 $33,810 9.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 220 $10.27 $12.09 $25,140 14.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 560 $16.34 $16.38 $34,080 5.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $14.01 $14.64 $30,450 8.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 770 $20.86 $22.73 $47,280 6.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,620 $15.71 $16.58 $34,480 3.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 180 $17.24 $19.63 $40,830 9.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 90 $18.21 $19.48 $40,520 3.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 240 $15.53 $17.14 $35,650 15.1 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (7) $13.50 $14.32 $29,790 5.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 330 $10.75 $11.26 $23,420 7.4 %
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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 22,820 $12.70 $14.41 $29,960 5.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,590 $22.00 $23.07 $47,980 3.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 210 $12.25 $12.77 $26,570 6.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,330 $10.56 $11.41 $23,740 3.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (7) $9.56 $9.76 $20,300 7.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 240 $8.65 $8.53 $17,740 10.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $11.43 $11.45 $23,810 10.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 120 $12.59 $12.30 $25,580 7.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 270 $16.03 $15.75 $32,770 4.0 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 50 $20.84 $20.87 $43,410 4.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 $13.75 $13.88 $28,870 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $14.96 $14.91 $31,020 12.6 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $19.29 $18.66 $38,810 8.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 790 $16.52 $17.46 $36,310 5.0 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 30 $21.51 $22.19 $46,150 4.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 $19.48 $19.12 $39,760 5.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 620 $15.47 $15.72 $32,700 3.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $15.02 $14.30 $29,740 8.5 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 60 $19.00 $16.98 $35,320 10.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (7) $12.76 $13.50 $28,090 3.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 550 $14.34 $14.20 $29,540 7.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 550 $7.99 $8.09 $16,830 5.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (7) $9.35 $9.11 $18,950 2.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,160 $8.85 $9.00 $18,730 3.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (7) $9.69 $10.07 $20,940 6.9 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 320 $10.83 $10.95 $22,780 3.6 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $10.07 $10.12 $21,040 3.0 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 550 $10.41 $10.52 $21,890 5.0 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 90 $14.49 $13.26 $27,570 15.9 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other (7) $10.40 $10.54 $21,930 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 140 $11.75 $11.95 $24,850 3.4 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 40 $10.87 $11.29 $23,480 3.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $12.18 $12.67 $26,340 7.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 410 $9.33 $9.50 $19,750 4.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $15.59 $15.35 $31,930 5.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $11.78 $12.66 $26,340 16.0 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $9.90 $9.78 $20,350 3.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $13.67 $15.00 $31,210 4.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,610 $12.28 $13.06 $27,160 3.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,910 $13.66 $18.16 $37,770 15.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 460 $12.45 $13.10 $27,240 3.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $17.96 $20.20 $42,020 7.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 $8.63 $9.75 $20,280 18.3 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 110 $6.62 $7.32 $15,230 13.4 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $10.21 $11.90 $24,760 8.2 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (7) $7.85 $8.72 $18,130 24.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 750 $15.38 $15.20 $31,610 3.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,230 $11.95 $13.09 $27,220 11.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 250 $8.12 $12.01 $24,980 22.7 %
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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 18,050 $10.95 $12.34 $25,660 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 450 $19.09 $19.72 $41,020 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 450 $20.69 $22.21 $46,190 5.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 580 $10.59 $10.57 $21,980 2.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 870 $10.46 $11.09 $23,070 8.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,450 $16.20 $17.04 $35,440 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,690 $11.05 $12.51 $26,010 6.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $8.22 $8.66 $18,010 4.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (7) $11.59 $11.98 $24,920 6.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $19.16 $18.59 $38,680 13.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $12.43 $13.19 $27,430 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,240 $11.88 $12.66 $26,330 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 470 $7.13 $8.29 $17,240 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6,030 $9.54 $10.45 $21,740 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 230 $11.43 $11.57 $24,070 8.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,350 $8.77 $9.24 $19,220 2.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $10.31 $10.06 $20,930 7.4 %

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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