Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 21 - Mining


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 21 - Mining.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Sector 21 - Mining consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 21 - Mining:


Sector 21 - Mining

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 590,510 100.00% $18.51 $22.26 $46,310 0.9 %
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Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 32,890 5.57% $43.71 $49.10 $102,120 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,870 0.32% (5) $71.42 $148,540 2.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 15,300 2.59% $41.96 $48.38 $100,630 2.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 660 0.11% $59.69 $59.12 $122,980 4.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 870 0.15% $39.52 $43.69 $90,880 3.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 70 0.01% $50.51 $57.48 $119,560 6.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,230 0.21% $35.31 $38.49 $80,050 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 450 0.08% $51.13 $53.29 $110,850 2.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,030 0.51% $46.63 $51.74 $107,610 2.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 360 0.06% $38.82 $43.07 $89,590 4.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 130 0.02% $38.00 $38.78 $80,670 4.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 140 0.02% $38.83 $43.80 $91,100 3.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 2,370 0.40% $43.37 $46.40 $96,510 2.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 330 0.06% $40.18 $44.63 $92,830 3.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 200 0.03% $40.24 $45.85 $95,360 6.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 1,040 0.18% $34.72 $37.64 $78,280 3.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 2,000 0.34% $53.83 $55.98 $116,430 1.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 310 0.05% $54.83 $56.58 $117,690 4.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,260 0.21% $27.07 $33.55 $69,790 6.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,240 0.21% $43.87 $47.80 $99,420 4.2 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 23,300 3.95% $28.12 $30.71 $63,880 1.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 0.01% $22.76 $24.34 $50,630 3.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,180 0.37% $25.78 $28.48 $59,240 2.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 580 0.10% $24.04 $26.16 $54,410 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 280 0.05% $25.25 $26.49 $55,100 4.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 480 0.08% $26.05 $27.22 $56,620 3.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 420 0.07% $25.47 $26.76 $55,650 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 290 0.05% $25.93 $27.08 $56,330 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 470 0.08% $25.40 $27.89 $58,010 4.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 380 0.06% $32.19 $33.86 $70,430 5.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,320 0.22% $31.25 $32.60 $67,810 2.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (8) (8) $18.96 $21.31 $44,330 13.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,520 0.60% $30.92 $33.51 $69,700 3.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 10,300 1.74% $27.15 $29.44 $61,230 1.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 320 0.05% $32.69 $38.02 $79,080 11.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,960 0.33% $33.86 $36.54 $76,000 2.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 260 0.04% $34.22 $37.28 $77,530 10.7 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 7,940 1.34% $32.01 $33.08 $68,810 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 780 0.13% $33.92 $35.38 $73,600 5.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) (8) $41.17 $40.96 $85,200 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,590 0.27% $22.39 $24.09 $50,110 6.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,930 0.33% $31.91 $32.93 $68,500 2.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 340 0.06% $32.73 $33.44 $69,550 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 390 0.07% $31.07 $31.89 $66,330 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 510 0.09% $32.15 $32.76 $68,150 2.4 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 25,230 4.27% $36.92 $40.08 $83,370 1.4 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 130 0.02% $24.52 $26.31 $54,720 14.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 620 0.10% $22.23 $23.65 $49,190 5.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 210 0.04% $33.82 $34.35 $71,450 6.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 490 0.08% $35.44 $36.67 $76,280 2.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) (8) $39.58 $40.33 $83,880 4.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 0.01% $34.46 $35.69 $74,240 4.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 110 0.02% $35.68 $36.93 $76,820 4.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 740 0.13% $28.12 $32.27 $67,110 2.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 860 0.15% $34.50 $37.49 $77,990 4.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,350 0.23% $36.53 $38.31 $79,670 2.9 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects (8) (8) $42.26 $42.50 $88,400 2.2 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 120 0.02% $32.91 $33.54 $69,750 4.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 740 0.13% $33.46 $34.78 $72,340 3.2 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 3,880 0.66% $35.35 $38.96 $81,030 4.0 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 9,760 1.65% $49.65 $50.58 $105,210 1.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 630 0.11% $42.01 $41.84 $87,030 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 0.01% $23.01 $22.26 $46,300 3.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 110 0.02% $21.48 $24.01 $49,950 12.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 290 0.05% $19.85 $20.84 $43,340 5.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 170 0.03% $20.98 $21.89 $45,540 7.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 0.02% $25.71 $26.02 $54,120 4.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,240 0.21% $26.41 $27.63 $57,460 3.3 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 60 0.01% $17.85 $20.98 $43,630 9.7 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 290 0.05% $21.32 $22.44 $46,670 2.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 180 0.03% $22.97 $23.71 $49,320 2.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 200 0.03% $24.35 $25.53 $53,110 3.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,340 0.23% $26.82 $25.93 $53,940 3.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 530 0.09% $17.62 $19.58 $40,720 3.8 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 17,320 2.93% $31.12 $35.71 $74,280 3.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 230 0.04% $27.98 $29.16 $60,650 2.5 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 30 0.01% $30.46 $30.84 $64,150 6.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 480 0.08% $32.49 $33.02 $68,690 3.3 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 7,440 1.26% $48.57 $49.57 $103,100 2.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 290 0.05% $36.58 $36.45 $75,810 5.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,250 0.21% $19.48 $19.67 $40,920 1.6 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 6,390 1.08% $24.18 $26.33 $54,760 6.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 80 0.01% $20.88 $21.79 $45,310 3.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $13.28 $14.49 $30,140 5.4 %
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Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 2,620 0.44% $26.87 $35.88 $74,620 7.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 820 0.14% $62.99 $65.62 $136,490 3.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 0.03% $25.46 $25.28 $52,590 3.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 1,520 0.26% $20.11 $21.58 $44,890 6.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $28.54 $29.05 $60,420 13.7 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 360 0.06% $26.23 $29.18 $60,700 3.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 0.01% $26.10 $26.59 $55,310 4.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 0.02% $27.27 $30.83 $64,130 6.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 0.01% $25.73 $31.28 $65,050 16.3 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 30 0.01% $29.55 $30.63 $63,700 10.1 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 2,320 0.39% $26.26 $27.52 $57,250 1.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 40 0.01% $27.21 $27.30 $56,780 3.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 30 0.01% $13.68 $14.34 $29,820 3.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,640 0.28% $27.96 $29.71 $61,790 1.7 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 580 0.10% $23.22 $23.03 $47,910 2.0 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 350 0.06% $8.05 $8.39 $17,440 6.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (8) (8) $8.70 $10.11 $21,030 7.4 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 650 0.11% $12.05 $12.87 $26,770 4.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 560 0.09% $12.08 $12.49 $25,980 3.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $8.02 $12.62 $26,260 17.0 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 140 0.02% $13.56 $13.02 $27,090 9.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 80 0.01% $14.65 $12.59 $26,190 10.9 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 30 0.01% $10.64 $11.20 $23,300 5.6 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,220 0.21% $9.25 $10.67 $22,200 2.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 860 0.15% $9.83 $11.17 $23,220 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 70 0.01% $8.08 $8.31 $17,290 6.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 250 0.04% $7.49 $8.60 $17,890 5.8 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 60 0.01% $10.33 $14.72 $30,620 13.3 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 8,110 1.37% $26.19 $29.14 $60,620 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 40 0.01% $20.21 $24.03 $49,980 12.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 300 0.05% $30.38 $32.88 $68,400 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (8) (8) $6.91 $7.76 $16,140 13.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (8) (8) $12.54 $12.60 $26,210 7.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 70 0.01% $10.02 $11.90 $24,760 11.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,350 0.23% $26.93 $26.38 $54,870 8.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,350 0.23% $29.49 $31.54 $65,600 4.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,990 0.51% $24.74 $28.00 $58,240 3.3 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) (8) $22.63 $24.10 $50,120 13.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 1,520 0.26% $25.21 $31.64 $65,810 3.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) (8) $42.05 $42.65 $88,700 20.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) (8) $8.35 $9.38 $19,520 12.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 70 0.01% $22.13 $23.57 $49,030 7.5 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 56,920 9.64% $14.22 $15.46 $32,160 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,100 0.52% $21.06 $23.31 $48,480 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (8) (8) $14.01 $14.18 $29,500 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 0.04% $12.41 $13.34 $27,750 5.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 10,780 1.83% $14.71 $15.54 $32,330 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,370 0.23% $15.23 $15.79 $32,850 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 220 0.04% $16.64 $17.58 $36,570 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 370 0.06% $14.06 $16.82 $34,980 9.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 540 0.09% $11.51 $12.40 $25,790 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 0.01% $12.70 $13.45 $27,990 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 660 0.11% $16.81 $17.79 $37,010 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,340 0.40% $10.79 $11.25 $23,410 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 290 0.05% $16.20 $17.40 $36,200 5.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) (8) $18.16 $15.46 $32,150 6.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,910 0.49% $16.52 $17.43 $36,250 1.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,410 0.24% $19.98 $21.33 $44,370 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 910 0.15% $14.42 $15.14 $31,490 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,150 0.19% $14.69 $15.25 $31,720 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 2,120 0.36% $13.26 $13.68 $28,450 1.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7,820 1.32% $18.65 $19.56 $40,690 1.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 40 0.01% $18.05 $19.47 $40,490 6.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 8,750 1.48% $12.21 $12.75 $26,520 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 0.02% $16.79 $22.58 $46,970 18.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 0.02% $11.29 $12.06 $25,090 8.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 0.01% $11.91 $12.98 $27,010 8.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 10,870 1.84% $11.09 $12.27 $25,520 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) (8) $6.25 $7.89 $16,420 29.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 350 0.06% $12.32 $13.29 $27,640 4.5 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 190 0.03% $8.79 $10.03 $20,850 8.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 120 0.02% $8.25 $9.34 $19,440 10.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 0.01% $9.22 $9.74 $20,270 9.4 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 221,780 37.56% $16.95 $18.41 $38,290 0.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 21,380 3.62% $28.38 $29.52 $61,390 1.1 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 1,010 0.17% $20.93 $22.33 $46,450 4.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 0.02% $20.18 $19.37 $40,280 4.3 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 70 0.01% $15.05 $16.50 $34,330 18.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 340 0.06% $15.48 $16.58 $34,490 4.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 6,990 1.18% $12.15 $13.33 $27,720 2.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 240 0.04% $13.64 $16.06 $33,410 14.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 28,060 4.75% $17.24 $18.41 $38,290 1.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 8,090 1.37% $21.68 $22.21 $46,190 1.2 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) (8) $17.03 $18.19 $37,830 9.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 190 0.03% $12.92 $13.87 $28,850 3.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 340 0.06% $15.38 $16.73 $34,790 13.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,200 0.20% $20.18 $20.30 $42,220 5.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) (8) $17.28 $19.22 $39,970 16.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 0.01% $19.08 $19.30 $40,140 6.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) (8) $10.62 $11.74 $24,410 6.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 0.01% $11.82 $11.48 $23,880 4.2 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) (8) $10.16 $10.15 $21,120 4.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 0.01% $27.20 $28.96 $60,230 6.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (8) (8) $27.36 $29.47 $61,300 15.5 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 160 0.03% $19.86 $19.39 $40,330 2.2 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 320 0.05% $19.72 $22.35 $46,490 8.0 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 16,440 2.78% $17.44 $18.25 $37,970 1.8 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 17,160 2.91% $18.53 $20.43 $42,490 1.6 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 23,890 4.05% $15.72 $17.27 $35,920 1.5 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 5,360 0.91% $16.86 $17.73 $36,870 2.0 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 1,720 0.29% $18.85 $19.33 $40,210 2.0 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 9,260 1.57% $19.58 $19.53 $40,620 1.4 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 7,320 1.24% $19.36 $18.82 $39,150 1.6 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 2,690 0.46% $17.89 $18.32 $38,110 2.4 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 2,890 0.49% $13.17 $13.77 $28,640 2.6 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 4,240 0.72% $19.84 $20.29 $42,210 1.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 36,570 6.19% $12.50 $13.01 $27,060 1.1 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 18,010 3.05% $14.82 $15.41 $32,040 1.5 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 6,670 1.13% $17.40 $19.07 $39,670 4.0 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,700 8.08% $19.32 $20.12 $41,860 0.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,150 0.70% $29.70 $29.56 $61,490 1.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 0.01% $22.81 $20.92 $43,510 8.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 290 0.05% $25.80 $26.42 $54,950 6.0 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 110 0.02% $27.02 $26.91 $55,970 2.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 80 0.01% $18.26 $21.95 $45,660 15.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 0.01% $29.21 $28.77 $59,840 5.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 0.06% $17.81 $20.73 $43,110 9.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,740 0.46% $17.92 $18.52 $38,520 1.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 9,640 1.63% $19.92 $20.09 $41,780 1.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 0.01% $24.20 $22.77 $47,370 3.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 930 0.16% $20.43 $20.90 $43,460 5.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 9,280 1.57% $19.96 $20.63 $42,910 1.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 11,460 1.94% $17.16 $17.83 $37,080 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 3,640 0.62% $17.66 $18.80 $39,110 2.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 680 0.12% $23.03 $22.77 $47,360 2.6 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 130 0.02% $25.24 $26.26 $54,620 8.5 %
49-9096 Riggers 770 0.13% $17.32 $17.71 $36,850 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 2,120 0.36% $12.01 $12.80 $26,620 2.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,040 0.18% $22.38 $22.10 $45,980 3.9 %
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Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 51,300 8.69% $18.58 $20.02 $41,640 1.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 5,500 0.93% $27.88 $28.88 $60,070 1.7 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 0.02% $12.92 $13.11 $27,270 4.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 0.01% $13.23 $13.57 $28,210 4.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,060 0.18% $18.15 $18.00 $37,450 2.7 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 230 0.04% $21.09 $21.92 $45,580 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 6,000 1.02% $17.32 $18.58 $38,640 1.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 0.01% $17.57 $17.23 $35,850 3.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 0.01% $24.74 $22.23 $46,250 2.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 420 0.07% $20.70 $21.64 $45,010 4.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 0.02% $19.03 $21.56 $44,840 5.3 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 190 0.03% $21.81 $22.65 $47,110 2.7 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 1,590 0.27% $24.62 $24.34 $50,630 3.5 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 10,720 1.82% $25.00 $25.31 $52,640 3.2 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 800 0.14% $16.60 $17.60 $36,600 3.6 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 120 0.02% $22.74 $22.25 $46,280 5.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,870 0.49% $18.91 $18.83 $39,160 1.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 6,400 1.08% $15.97 $16.56 $34,450 1.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 740 0.13% $15.63 $16.41 $34,140 2.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 450 0.08% $14.05 $15.25 $31,720 5.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 0.04% $14.93 $15.31 $31,850 4.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 770 0.13% $17.05 $17.34 $36,060 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,750 0.80% $14.60 $16.25 $33,790 4.1 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 40 0.01% $12.54 $12.61 $26,220 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,600 0.27% $14.19 $14.33 $29,800 3.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 280 0.05% $15.89 $15.85 $32,960 3.5 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $13.03 $13.08 $27,210 5.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 4,610 0.78% $11.79 $12.68 $26,380 2.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 910 0.15% $18.48 $18.47 $38,410 3.7 %
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Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 90,120 15.26% $16.13 $17.14 $35,650 0.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,150 0.19% $21.85 $23.69 $49,270 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 3,540 0.60% $25.09 $26.28 $54,650 1.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 400 0.07% (4) (4) $69,740 3.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 26,790 4.54% $15.56 $16.27 $33,840 1.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,800 0.30% $13.04 $13.97 $29,050 2.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) (8) $14.67 $14.42 $30,000 9.4 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 410 0.07% $18.31 $17.63 $36,670 4.4 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 320 0.05% $13.38 $13.80 $28,690 6.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 340 0.06% $24.87 $26.69 $55,510 5.8 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 820 0.14% $27.52 $28.23 $58,720 4.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 0.01% $10.79 $12.31 $25,610 4.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 2,580 0.44% $16.86 $16.94 $35,240 1.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,910 0.32% $18.38 $19.44 $40,440 5.1 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators 960 0.16% $15.16 $15.91 $33,100 3.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 13,550 2.29% $15.79 $16.63 $34,590 1.8 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 2,250 0.38% $18.08 $19.66 $40,900 4.4 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 220 0.04% $18.96 $20.47 $42,580 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,660 0.62% $14.06 $14.98 $31,170 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 0.04% $13.88 $14.43 $30,010 5.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 9,000 1.52% $11.37 $12.59 $26,180 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 200 0.03% $11.78 $12.78 $26,580 7.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 170 0.03% $11.49 $11.89 $24,740 8.1 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 1,010 0.17% $20.00 $20.33 $42,290 5.2 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 2,760 0.47% $18.40 $19.12 $39,760 3.0 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 12,480 2.11% $17.21 $17.63 $36,670 1.8 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 2,710 0.46% $18.90 $19.19 $39,920 1.1 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 320 0.05% $15.22 $15.39 $32,000 3.0 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 220 0.04% $16.36 $16.68 $34,700 4.2 %

About May 2006 National Industry-Specific 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.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors. Data are being corrected and revised wage estimates will be posted as soon as possible.




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