Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division



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Major Occupational Groups in the Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (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 117,810 $18.36 $22.72 $47,260 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 7,630 $43.77 $48.91 $101,740 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 820 $58.32 $62.47 $129,940 3.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,650 $46.48 $52.00 $108,150 2.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $33.28 $41.07 $85,420 10.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 350 $44.41 $48.58 $101,040 5.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 530 $50.41 $54.24 $112,810 4.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $42.40 $42.64 $88,690 7.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 390 $30.87 $32.97 $68,570 6.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 400 $55.06 $57.51 $119,620 4.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 730 $43.13 $46.46 $96,640 3.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 $42.12 $44.44 $92,440 6.1 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $35.22 $37.55 $78,100 8.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 80 $45.48 $45.56 $94,760 5.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 250 $36.98 $38.34 $79,760 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 $37.85 $41.77 $86,880 7.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $33.66 $39.10 $81,330 7.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $35.78 $34.91 $72,620 3.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 (7) (7) (7) (7)
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $82,000 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 610 $59.29 $60.58 $126,010 4.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $23.07 $22.91 $47,650 3.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $33.73 $34.16 $71,050 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 80 $62.07 $62.56 $130,120 6.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $22.55 $22.81 $47,440 5.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 190 $36.44 $40.13 $83,470 5.1 %
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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 5,960 $27.09 $29.99 $62,380 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 240 $27.41 $26.69 $55,510 3.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 380 $27.95 $28.49 $59,260 2.7 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 50 $25.70 $26.23 $54,550 5.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $25.53 $27.78 $57,780 6.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 330 $30.15 $38.00 $79,030 8.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $21.79 $30.32 $63,070 25.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 140 $26.45 $28.63 $59,550 4.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 220 $19.54 $22.96 $47,750 7.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 150 $24.99 $27.00 $56,160 4.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $31.96 $34.01 $70,750 5.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 690 $30.01 $31.87 $66,290 6.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 790 $29.26 $28.95 $60,220 2.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,100 $25.97 $29.15 $60,630 4.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $23.90 $23.21 $48,280 3.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 110 $32.69 $33.12 $68,900 4.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (7) $25.52 $28.57 $59,420 4.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 230 $33.87 $35.34 $73,500 4.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (7) $33.84 $44.04 $91,600 6.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 190 $20.48 $20.72 $43,100 2.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $16.27 $18.26 $37,980 15.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 90 $24.20 $24.16 $50,260 6.0 %
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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 6,280 $38.54 $39.32 $81,790 3.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 40 $50.99 $51.80 $107,750 6.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 640 $35.15 $38.86 $80,840 6.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,550 $43.34 $43.81 $91,120 1.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,890 $44.25 $45.04 $93,680 5.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 760 $23.40 $25.92 $53,910 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 460 $35.55 $34.63 $72,030 5.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $39.48 $41.39 $86,080 9.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 440 $32.51 $31.84 $66,230 3.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (7) $32.90 $32.92 $68,480 2.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 110 $32.14 $33.25 $69,170 6.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 $35.63 $37.66 $78,330 8.0 %
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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 5,050 $31.84 $33.43 $69,540 3.0 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 70 $30.23 $31.64 $65,810 8.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (7) $32.49 $32.59 $67,790 2.8 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 420 $47.57 $47.47 $98,730 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 790 $38.90 $39.48 $82,120 2.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 710 $33.67 $33.91 $70,530 2.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 130 $31.34 $33.61 $69,910 3.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $30.14 $31.27 $65,040 5.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 500 $33.54 $34.41 $71,560 2.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (7) $39.19 $43.22 $89,890 6.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 610 $37.25 $37.95 $78,940 2.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 180 $31.31 $33.25 $69,150 8.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 120 $26.38 $25.85 $53,780 7.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $25.71 $25.86 $53,790 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 690 $21.22 $21.72 $45,170 3.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 140 $20.57 $20.63 $42,920 3.2 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (7) $20.58 $20.92 $43,520 5.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 $25.42 $25.84 $53,760 3.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 60 $21.36 $21.71 $45,150 3.8 %
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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 1,560 $30.34 $32.51 $67,620 3.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 80 $33.92 $35.83 $74,530 4.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other (7) $31.61 $32.28 $67,150 5.0 %
19-2012 Physicists (7) $35.86 $43.93 $91,360 12.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 220 $39.47 $39.10 $81,320 2.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $28.84 $29.47 $61,290 2.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 30 $22.71 $21.78 $45,290 2.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $31.85 $31.45 $65,410 4.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (7) $27.32 $27.41 $57,010 2.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 110 $24.58 $23.85 $49,600 3.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $20.00 $21.10 $43,900 5.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $19.17 $19.34 $40,230 4.5 %
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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 1,550 $21.96 $21.71 $45,170 3.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $14.91 $15.11 $31,420 6.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $29.09 $27.38 $56,940 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 270 $19.96 $19.51 $40,590 4.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 320 $25.42 $24.75 $51,480 4.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $25.89 $26.11 $54,320 2.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 160 $17.74 $21.29 $44,280 8.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $30.20 $28.56 $59,410 9.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $13.76 $15.57 $32,380 7.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $16.34 $16.30 $33,900 6.1 %
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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 550 $23.70 $29.14 $60,600 8.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $31.28 $39.95 $83,100 9.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 140 $18.89 $19.71 $41,000 4.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 160 $22.25 $21.56 $44,850 2.7 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8,200 $22.90 $22.91 $47,640 5.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 620 $11.06 $11.73 $24,390 3.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (4) (4) $50,640 9.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,690 (4) (4) $51,840 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,010 (4) (4) $51,760 3.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 970 (4) (4) $51,260 3.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $58,610 5.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 350 (4) (4) $47,130 3.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 150 (4) (4) $50,110 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $50,420 4.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 50 (4) (4) $31,470 8.3 %
25-4012 Curators (7) $24.88 $24.97 $51,940 3.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $27.44 $27.09 $56,350 2.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $17.17 $16.77 $34,880 4.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $29.37 $25.98 $54,040 7.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,290 (4) (4) $21,600 3.4 %
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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 1,050 $22.30 $24.73 $51,430 3.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 60 $33.73 $39.34 $81,820 7.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (7) $11.98 $11.54 $24,010 5.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $21.34 $22.99 $47,820 3.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (7) $19.53 $19.22 $39,970 4.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $27.56 $28.66 $59,600 5.8 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $22.92 $24.95 $51,890 2.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 200 $31.61 $31.51 $65,550 2.7 %
27-4021 Photographers (7) $14.11 $15.56 $32,360 6.5 %
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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 5,330 $26.39 $29.93 $62,250 7.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $20.75 $23.57 $49,030 12.1 %
29-1041 Optometrists (7) $32.25 $32.21 $66,990 11.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $42.07 $41.86 $87,060 2.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General (7) (5) $90.39 $188,010 13.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (7) (5) $93.26 $193,990 9.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,050 $28.78 $28.45 $59,180 1.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $25.82 $26.69 $55,510 2.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $26.17 $26.91 $55,970 3.2 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 50 $14.42 $15.06 $31,330 2.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $25.49 $25.41 $52,850 4.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $25.44 $27.26 $56,710 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $40.87 $42.42 $88,230 11.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $19.15 $20.81 $43,290 8.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $19.17 $19.58 $40,730 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 300 $32.76 $33.00 $68,650 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $26.69 $27.33 $56,850 7.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 180 $13.60 $15.11 $31,430 5.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $10.75 $11.48 $23,890 3.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $17.99 $17.04 $35,450 2.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $12.59 $12.82 $26,670 4.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 750 $20.50 $20.81 $43,290 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 70 $17.08 $17.64 $36,700 3.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $18.42 $18.46 $38,400 3.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 $16.04 $16.45 $34,210 3.1 %
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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 2,710 $12.47 $13.07 $27,190 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (7) $11.47 $11.57 $24,070 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,440 $12.14 $12.19 $25,350 1.5 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 160 $12.81 $13.13 $27,300 2.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $22.23 $19.94 $41,480 11.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $8.61 $10.93 $22,730 29.1 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (7) $10.60 $13.02 $27,090 8.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 300 $18.74 $18.28 $38,030 6.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $14.77 $14.52 $30,190 2.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (7) $8.83 $9.06 $18,850 2.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $8.16 $9.92 $20,620 8.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $10.45 $11.70 $24,340 6.3 %
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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 2,030 $18.62 $19.96 $41,530 7.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (7) $44.17 $40.16 $83,540 2.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $18.91 $25.09 $52,180 11.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 470 $24.43 $24.38 $50,710 4.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 $21.79 $24.16 $50,250 4.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (7) $12.11 $11.25 $23,400 3.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $9.22 $9.20 $19,130 3.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (7) $13.55 $16.69 $34,720 14.6 %
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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 8,560 $9.17 $10.08 $20,970 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $16.91 $18.01 $37,460 2.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 580 $13.60 $13.95 $29,020 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $8.12 $8.52 $17,730 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $12.02 $12.19 $25,350 3.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 440 $11.90 $11.86 $24,660 1.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $9.98 $10.19 $21,200 4.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 510 $9.72 $9.98 $20,770 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 750 $10.24 $10.97 $22,810 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,020 $8.34 $8.88 $18,460 4.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 730 $8.09 $8.31 $17,290 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,790 $9.76 $10.15 $21,110 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 180 $8.45 $10.01 $20,810 6.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 $8.30 $9.09 $18,910 5.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 290 $8.28 $8.48 $17,630 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $9.39 $10.19 $21,190 7.4 %
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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 3,600 $13.04 $13.98 $29,080 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $20.63 $21.55 $44,820 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $20.04 $21.35 $44,410 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,180 $12.75 $13.63 $28,360 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $9.66 $9.65 $20,070 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 690 $15.28 $15.51 $32,260 5.6 %
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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 1,760 $10.11 $11.35 $23,600 5.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $15.25 $15.63 $32,500 3.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $8.21 $8.67 $18,030 4.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (7) $7.04 $6.91 $14,370 4.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 420 $10.50 $11.30 $23,490 5.6 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (7) $10.34 $10.48 $21,790 3.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 430 $9.26 $9.55 $19,860 5.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 120 $10.56 $10.75 $22,360 4.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $12.36 $14.15 $29,420 7.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $11.84 $12.33 $25,640 3.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 60 $8.59 $10.50 $21,830 1.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (7) $9.82 $10.23 $21,280 4.7 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,310 $12.68 $19.97 $41,530 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 750 $16.88 $18.06 $37,570 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 300 $35.88 $37.52 $78,040 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,110 $8.55 $9.01 $18,730 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $10.20 $11.10 $23,080 5.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $13.83 $15.83 $32,930 6.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,650 $9.91 $12.01 $24,990 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $21.98 $28.09 $58,430 11.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $24.72 $30.88 $64,230 20.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 130 $23.65 $32.36 $67,300 16.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $13.90 $13.86 $28,830 6.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 460 $20.23 $21.31 $44,320 11.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 970 $37.58 $43.35 $90,160 5.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,310 $28.87 $32.30 $67,190 5.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $19.08 $22.53 $46,860 22.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 260 $39.29 $41.56 $86,450 5.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 250 $15.29 $18.39 $38,260 8.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 130 $17.26 $20.23 $42,090 12.7 %
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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 20,320 $15.74 $16.57 $34,470 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,160 $21.21 $22.41 $46,610 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $11.95 $11.87 $24,700 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $15.67 $16.54 $34,400 2.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 460 $15.48 $15.71 $32,680 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,880 $16.38 $16.64 $34,610 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $17.78 $17.89 $37,220 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $17.46 $17.39 $36,180 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 740 $11.71 $12.38 $25,740 5.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $16.60 $16.87 $35,090 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,320 $16.54 $17.65 $36,720 2.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $21.49 $21.63 $44,990 4.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $10.38 $10.73 $22,320 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (7) $12.09 $11.94 $24,840 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $12.45 $13.41 $27,880 6.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 170 $11.35 $11.75 $24,430 5.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $15.39 $14.79 $30,760 8.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 230 $17.04 $17.79 $36,990 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 220 $20.48 $20.41 $42,460 1.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 $11.55 $12.19 $25,350 6.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 $15.32 $16.06 $33,410 1.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $12.16 $12.31 $25,600 4.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $15.83 $16.02 $33,310 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $18.79 $18.89 $39,290 4.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $19.23 $18.34 $38,150 3.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $23.79 $23.27 $48,400 1.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 320 $23.11 $22.19 $46,160 1.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $22.51 $19.96 $41,510 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 720 $20.70 $21.35 $44,410 2.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 830 $14.81 $14.87 $30,930 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,390 $10.65 $11.26 $23,430 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 140 $10.78 $13.80 $28,710 12.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,640 $21.82 $21.73 $45,200 1.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $16.47 $16.63 $34,590 5.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 $15.29 $15.23 $31,690 4.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,310 $15.29 $15.17 $31,550 2.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $16.75 $16.99 $35,330 3.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $12.52 $12.60 $26,210 2.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $12.36 $13.58 $28,240 5.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $17.93 $17.44 $36,270 2.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $12.42 $13.00 $27,030 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,790 $14.88 $15.81 $32,880 4.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 $15.15 $15.05 $31,300 4.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 170 $13.55 $14.36 $29,860 4.4 %
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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 50 $9.19 $10.37 $21,560 4.1 %
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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 5,570 $20.53 $22.01 $45,780 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $29.63 $29.67 $61,720 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 840 $23.39 $23.32 $48,510 4.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $16.85 $17.72 $36,850 8.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 750 $17.94 $17.76 $36,950 3.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 210 $19.85 $20.67 $42,990 6.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $20.92 $22.86 $47,560 5.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 630 $25.04 $25.85 $53,760 7.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $19.02 $19.88 $41,360 17.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (7) $16.03 $17.34 $36,080 10.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 400 $21.98 $25.16 $52,320 9.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 150 $21.63 $22.42 $46,640 11.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 430 $21.42 $22.80 $47,420 7.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $15.57 $14.75 $30,690 3.3 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (7) $14.26 $13.08 $27,200 16.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $26.71 $27.17 $56,520 2.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $20.89 $20.69 $43,020 3.5 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,030 $21.67 $22.48 $46,760 3.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 350 $29.02 $29.02 $60,370 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (7) $19.98 $20.88 $43,430 5.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 580 $29.78 $27.36 $56,910 4.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (7) $24.73 $25.20 $52,410 4.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 40 $23.22 $21.89 $45,530 18.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $17.19 $21.59 $44,910 10.3 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (7) $13.88 $14.82 $30,820 14.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $16.97 $16.61 $34,550 2.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $22.86 $21.89 $45,530 3.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $21.57 $23.70 $49,300 5.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 280 $28.59 $30.97 $64,410 13.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $12.85 $14.20 $29,530 6.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 $22.76 $22.69 $47,190 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 530 $17.74 $17.72 $36,850 2.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 30 $21.39 $21.84 $45,430 8.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (7) $11.67 $11.65 $24,220 2.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $18.58 $18.23 $37,930 4.8 %
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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 8,420 $14.60 $15.90 $33,070 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 660 $26.80 $27.99 $58,210 2.2 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 80 $10.18 $10.71 $22,280 8.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (7) $14.16 $13.90 $28,920 5.7 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 370 $13.53 $14.30 $29,750 3.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 130 $18.05 $19.10 $39,720 3.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,010 $12.75 $13.47 $28,020 6.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (7) $13.82 $14.11 $29,350 5.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $13.65 $12.91 $26,850 5.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (7) $12.73 $12.82 $26,660 6.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 230 $16.30 $16.83 $35,000 5.3 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 30 $28.17 $27.10 $56,380 4.4 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.03 $12.09 $25,150 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $12.62 $13.18 $27,420 3.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $16.04 $16.15 $33,580 15.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $19.12 $19.88 $41,350 4.6 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $16.83 $17.21 $35,810 8.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 360 $18.09 $18.71 $38,910 2.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $15.12 $14.86 $30,910 7.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 260 $16.11 $16.84 $35,030 5.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.73 $15.19 $31,590 3.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 90 $15.10 $15.22 $31,660 4.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $18.74 $18.32 $38,100 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $9.54 $9.73 $20,240 1.9 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 90 $13.30 $13.58 $28,240 3.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $16.29 $16.64 $34,610 2.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $19.60 $20.53 $42,700 4.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (7) $10.32 $10.78 $22,410 7.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $18.54 $19.47 $40,490 5.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.83 $13.62 $28,330 5.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $15.97 $16.07 $33,430 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 480 $15.89 $17.33 $36,060 3.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $11.41 $11.49 $23,900 5.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.14 $13.60 $28,290 3.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (7) $8.53 $8.69 $18,070 3.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $18.57 $18.69 $38,880 6.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 340 $11.96 $12.10 $25,170 2.2 %
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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 7,260 $14.18 $15.66 $32,560 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $18.20 $20.23 $42,070 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $26.04 $26.96 $56,070 4.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 520 $15.54 $15.08 $31,370 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $14.10 $15.17 $31,560 5.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,440 $21.09 $22.05 $45,860 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 800 $16.90 $17.97 $37,380 10.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 200 $12.44 $12.65 $26,320 2.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $9.78 $9.71 $20,200 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 200 $9.99 $10.12 $21,040 2.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $23.46 $24.22 $50,370 4.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $13.84 $14.55 $30,260 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $9.60 $11.32 $23,550 8.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,180 $11.97 $12.72 $26,460 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $12.67 $12.74 $26,500 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 730 $9.10 $9.67 $20,110 3.9 %

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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