Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 the Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area.

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

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 73,030 $11.30 $13.66 $28,420 1.6 %
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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 2,250 $29.43 $33.72 $70,140 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $52.21 $62.11 $129,190 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 890 $31.28 $37.26 $77,500 3.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $32.97 $35.83 $74,520 4.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $21.67 $25.76 $53,580 8.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $28.67 $32.48 $67,560 4.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $31.93 $34.44 $71,630 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $30.98 $37.17 $77,310 12.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $62,300 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $33.17 $35.27 $73,370 2.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (8) $11.14 $16.83 $35,000 23.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $29.08 $31.35 $65,220 4.3 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $27.27 $27.08 $56,320 1.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other (8) $24.38 $26.06 $54,200 4.4 %
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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 1,180 $18.08 $20.28 $42,190 3.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $18.14 $19.43 $40,410 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $19.09 $19.01 $39,540 4.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $19.37 $20.53 $42,700 5.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $6.98 $13.15 $27,350 11.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other (8) $25.41 $26.19 $54,470 3.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 190 $22.27 $22.87 $47,570 3.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $21.52 $22.67 $47,160 13.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $23.36 $26.76 $55,660 9.9 %
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Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations (8) $18.28 $19.04 $39,610 4.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $30.55 $30.28 $62,980 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (8) $16.39 $16.47 $34,270 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 $21.75 $22.83 $47,490 3.0 %
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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 640 $20.96 $22.02 $45,810 3.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $23.65 $27.34 $56,870 11.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $30.33 $30.10 $62,600 5.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $26.33 $26.00 $54,080 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $27.43 $27.46 $57,110 2.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $15.14 $15.58 $32,410 2.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $15.06 $15.30 $31,820 3.5 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 30 $15.29 $15.46 $32,150 3.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $11.81 $13.12 $27,280 2.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $16.22 $15.88 $33,040 1.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $12.47 $13.63 $28,350 4.5 %
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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 180 $19.36 $21.49 $44,700 3.8 %
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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 680 $15.43 $16.12 $33,540 4.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $20.59 $19.61 $40,790 7.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $15.90 $17.88 $37,180 4.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $15.44 $15.48 $32,200 7.8 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $9.18 $13.85 $28,810 20.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $11.16 $12.46 $25,920 15.5 %
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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 110 $29.00 $41.46 $86,240 27.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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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 4,650 $17.00 $16.53 $34,380 2.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $8.36 $9.47 $19,700 16.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $39,050 2.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,110 (4) (4) $38,840 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 220 (4) (4) $38,040 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,000 (4) (4) $39,310 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $47,070 4.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $40,020 3.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $38,770 2.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $25,260 4.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $19.78 $18.72 $38,940 3.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 450 (4) (4) $15,570 3.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (8) $7.11 $10.33 $21,490 7.7 %
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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 320 $10.10 $12.60 $26,220 4.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $8.21 $8.35 $17,360 4.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $34,330 4.6 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $8.36 $8.64 $17,970 10.1 %
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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 3,790 $17.80 $21.73 $45,200 4.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $19.23 $17.09 $35,550 15.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $42.53 $40.22 $83,670 5.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $81.65 $169,840 13.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 110 $58.30 $66.40 $138,100 10.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,230 $22.54 $23.29 $48,450 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 $33.66 $33.85 $70,410 5.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $17.35 $17.74 $36,910 2.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $19.97 $19.67 $40,910 5.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $14.15 $15.12 $31,460 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $16.29 $16.30 $33,910 7.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $18.94 $19.71 $41,000 4.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $11.53 $11.84 $24,620 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 290 $9.54 $9.20 $19,140 8.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $11.58 $11.64 $24,220 12.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 810 $13.90 $13.98 $29,070 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) $9.54 $10.72 $22,300 5.3 %
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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 1,680 $8.65 $9.18 $19,100 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 370 $7.84 $8.10 $16,850 6.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 890 $8.47 $8.65 $17,990 1.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (8) $12.27 $11.12 $23,120 14.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $10.92 $10.92 $22,710 5.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.11 $11.92 $24,800 2.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $6.52 $6.71 $13,950 10.1 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,050 $12.64 $13.16 $27,380 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $19.80 $21.39 $44,500 6.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 90 $12.31 $12.22 $25,430 2.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 160 $11.61 $12.23 $25,430 7.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 450 $13.18 $14.17 $29,470 3.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 170 $6.78 $8.49 $17,660 9.3 %
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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 5,030 $6.66 $7.21 $14,990 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $10.25 $10.76 $22,370 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 340 $6.72 $6.71 $13,950 4.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 430 $6.68 $7.12 $14,820 3.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 210 $8.92 $8.93 $18,580 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $6.60 $7.29 $15,160 7.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 350 $6.51 $6.72 $13,990 4.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,930 $6.37 $6.50 $13,520 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 80 $7.07 $7.01 $14,580 3.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 750 $6.36 $6.43 $13,380 4.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $8.42 $8.26 $17,190 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 $6.62 $6.90 $14,360 4.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 120 $6.48 $6.62 $13,760 5.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 40 $7.12 $7.11 $14,780 6.0 %
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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 1,450 $8.94 $9.56 $19,880 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $12.42 $12.28 $25,540 5.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $10.33 $12.62 $26,250 13.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 820 $9.21 $9.59 $19,940 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 260 $7.20 $7.43 $15,460 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 220 $9.57 $9.48 $19,710 4.2 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 850 $8.35 $9.11 $18,960 3.9 %
39-4011 Embalmers 30 $14.75 $14.32 $29,790 9.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $9.66 $9.52 $19,800 4.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 290 $8.07 $8.19 $17,030 7.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 50 $7.60 $7.46 $15,510 5.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $9.45 $10.04 $20,880 5.5 %
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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 5,760 $8.23 $11.56 $24,040 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 720 $12.83 $13.83 $28,770 5.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $22.86 $28.13 $58,520 9.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,180 $6.57 $6.82 $14,190 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $7.51 $9.19 $19,120 8.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $11.81 $11.38 $23,670 8.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,300 $8.32 $11.07 $23,030 8.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $12.50 $14.19 $29,520 14.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $15.97 $14.67 $30,500 14.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 $16.49 $18.98 $39,480 14.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $10.66 $16.34 $33,980 19.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 680 $15.51 $19.63 $40,820 6.7 %
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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 9,780 $10.99 $11.90 $24,760 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 700 $15.78 $16.60 $34,520 3.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $9.36 $9.07 $18,860 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $8.54 $8.84 $18,380 10.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 400 $10.56 $10.88 $22,640 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 740 $11.44 $11.90 $24,750 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $11.94 $12.71 $26,440 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 470 $8.66 $8.94 $18,580 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 680 $12.50 $13.51 $28,110 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $8.47 $8.93 $18,570 7.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 60 $6.70 $6.94 $14,430 4.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $10.28 $11.23 $23,360 5.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $11.42 $11.88 $24,700 5.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $10.61 $10.90 $22,680 8.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $7.60 $9.27 $19,270 7.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $14.57 $14.86 $30,910 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 $9.74 $9.69 $20,160 2.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 $13.40 $13.92 $28,960 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $9.90 $10.47 $21,780 4.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $14.94 $15.45 $32,130 6.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $11.71 $12.59 $26,190 4.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $20.64 $20.20 $42,010 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $19.17 $20.55 $42,750 1.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $16.96 $16.59 $34,510 1.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $15.24 $16.07 $33,420 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 370 $12.68 $13.16 $27,370 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 870 $9.40 $9.89 $20,560 4.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $10.87 $11.35 $23,610 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 170 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) $10.29 $10.48 $21,800 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,250 $10.52 $10.95 $22,770 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $8.91 $9.75 $20,280 8.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 $13.04 $12.57 $26,140 7.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,400 $8.47 $9.16 $19,040 4.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $7.09 $9.59 $19,950 11.7 %
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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 580 $11.93 $12.91 $26,840 7.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $18.48 $18.72 $38,950 2.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 160 $8.36 $9.13 $19,000 8.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 280 $11.79 $12.21 $25,390 6.7 %
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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 4,870 $10.91 $11.86 $24,670 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $15.21 $16.31 $33,930 6.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,220 $10.92 $11.17 $23,230 1.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $10.93 $11.42 $23,750 7.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 700 $9.62 $9.37 $19,490 3.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.74 $13.71 $28,510 3.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 290 $12.41 $12.94 $26,920 7.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 130 $13.07 $13.83 $28,760 13.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 240 $12.92 $13.73 $28,560 2.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $9.94 $9.45 $19,660 3.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $12.49 $12.21 $25,400 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $13.90 $15.91 $33,090 10.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $10.95 $11.46 $23,840 3.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 70 $12.96 $13.16 $27,370 6.0 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 100 $8.70 $9.55 $19,870 9.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 240 $8.66 $8.95 $18,620 2.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 90 $8.62 $9.11 $18,940 6.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $11.10 $11.61 $24,150 2.6 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,010 $14.57 $15.48 $32,200 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 $21.10 $22.91 $47,640 3.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $16.93 $18.73 $38,960 11.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $22.52 $22.52 $46,840 3.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $14.31 $15.69 $32,640 5.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 290 $13.46 $13.30 $27,670 9.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 $13.86 $14.31 $29,760 3.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $16.49 $16.50 $34,320 2.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.80 $11.69 $24,310 13.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $14.55 $14.66 $30,500 10.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $14.24 $15.64 $32,520 1.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 800 $13.47 $13.87 $28,850 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $10.79 $12.09 $25,160 5.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $18.02 $16.51 $34,340 7.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $25.12 $24.30 $50,540 3.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $14.69 $14.82 $30,820 5.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $8.53 $9.33 $19,400 5.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $12.52 $15.50 $32,250 11.8 %
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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 15,640 $10.55 $11.60 $24,130 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 890 $17.15 $18.70 $38,900 2.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 220 $12.18 $12.48 $25,960 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,000 $9.91 $10.12 $21,050 2.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $10.64 $14.88 $30,950 18.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $10.59 $10.98 $22,840 5.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $8.84 $9.39 $19,530 6.9 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.76 $12.59 $26,190 13.7 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.42 $10.60 $22,060 3.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 360 $13.17 $12.52 $26,050 3.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.86 $13.86 $28,840 4.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $17.76 $17.98 $37,400 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 770 $17.15 $16.64 $34,610 3.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $9.32 $9.52 $19,810 4.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $13.69 $13.42 $27,920 3.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 90 $14.25 $14.97 $31,130 5.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 620 $14.46 $14.31 $29,770 3.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.58 $12.47 $25,930 3.8 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.91 $14.18 $29,500 3.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $14.75 $14.20 $29,530 4.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $7.97 $8.20 $17,060 3.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 860 $7.02 $7.92 $16,470 5.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 270 $12.68 $13.08 $27,200 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 380 $9.66 $10.08 $20,980 4.7 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 40 $8.82 $9.43 $19,620 13.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 460 $8.99 $9.79 $20,370 3.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 340 $9.25 $9.94 $20,680 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $15.54 $15.23 $31,670 4.1 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 150 $12.43 $12.35 $25,680 6.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $10.95 $10.71 $22,280 6.5 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 80 $12.92 $12.63 $26,270 6.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.82 $13.44 $27,950 4.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 $10.36 $12.55 $26,100 13.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 480 $10.24 $11.38 $23,680 5.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $10.66 $11.16 $23,200 4.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $10.58 $11.74 $24,420 3.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 130 $13.31 $13.86 $28,830 5.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $8.45 $10.02 $20,850 10.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,240 $11.59 $11.46 $23,830 4.1 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,090 $12.09 $14.12 $29,370 6.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $14.21 $15.37 $31,960 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 210 $21.01 $21.99 $45,730 5.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 120 $6.43 $6.83 $14,210 8.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 340 $6.30 $6.28 $13,060 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $15.31 $14.82 $30,830 7.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,680 $15.97 $18.97 $39,450 9.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 310 $8.68 $11.37 $23,660 9.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 $11.71 $11.31 $23,530 6.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $12.72 $12.25 $25,470 6.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 150 $13.43 $13.34 $27,750 2.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 500 $12.12 $12.39 $25,780 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $9.27 $8.98 $18,670 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,600 $9.08 $9.60 $19,970 4.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 530 $11.01 $11.32 $23,550 5.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 780 $8.60 $8.80 $18,290 4.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $10.72 $10.97 $22,830 2.2 %

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimates not released.

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




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Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008

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