Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest 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 Southwest 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).

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwest 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 132,300 $11.34 $14.20 $29,540 1.2 %
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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 4,940 $29.49 $34.19 $71,120 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 180 $66.68 $69.68 $144,940 5.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,880 $34.46 $39.81 $82,800 2.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 240 (4) (4) $14,380 3.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $28.88 $29.22 $60,770 5.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $39.75 $38.24 $79,540 7.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers (8) $39.23 $36.26 $75,420 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $22.66 $30.80 $64,060 5.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $32.49 $36.45 $75,810 10.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 $30.97 $35.26 $73,340 4.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $30.62 $32.28 $67,140 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 230 $33.94 $35.74 $74,330 3.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $29.47 $30.28 $62,970 5.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 290 $24.78 $30.60 $63,650 8.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $12.82 $16.38 $34,080 25.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 280 (4) (4) $61,890 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 100 $32.03 $34.72 $72,220 3.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $44.98 $47.11 $97,990 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $17.35 $18.70 $38,900 4.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $32.22 $32.51 $67,610 11.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 90 $11.05 $13.76 $28,610 17.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $32.09 $32.73 $68,080 3.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $25.94 $25.09 $52,190 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $24.36 $31.42 $65,350 13.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $22.93 $23.04 $47,930 5.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 $28.19 $28.40 $59,070 5.6 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,290 $20.15 $22.51 $46,820 3.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $14.72 $15.34 $31,910 4.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $19.82 $20.35 $42,320 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $27.74 $27.95 $58,130 1.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $20.00 $20.31 $42,250 7.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $21.73 $22.71 $47,230 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $13.14 $15.57 $32,390 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $19.08 $18.31 $38,080 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 120 $15.23 $16.17 $33,640 12.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $28.95 $29.01 $60,350 18.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $19.67 $20.22 $42,060 7.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 470 $22.13 $23.88 $49,670 2.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $15.11 $17.46 $36,310 5.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $62.61 $64.99 $135,180 17.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $25.32 $27.04 $56,240 6.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $8.07 $9.46 $19,670 10.8 %
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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 460 $22.07 $24.00 $49,930 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $30.42 $29.42 $61,200 9.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $15.71 $17.27 $35,930 4.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $36.47 $31.34 $65,190 14.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $23.63 $23.89 $49,700 3.2 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,150 $22.84 $25.03 $52,070 3.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $25.83 $36.79 $76,520 18.2 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (8) $19.78 $19.64 $40,850 4.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $20.45 $19.87 $41,340 3.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $24.64 $27.76 $57,750 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $33.79 $33.25 $69,150 6.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $25.82 $28.33 $58,930 8.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $33.91 $33.79 $70,280 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $34.17 $34.03 $70,780 2.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $17.00 $16.90 $35,150 3.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $16.91 $17.24 $35,860 1.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 120 $13.25 $14.37 $29,890 4.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $17.47 $19.14 $39,820 4.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $19.77 $19.92 $41,440 4.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $25.59 $25.87 $53,810 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $12.84 $14.36 $29,860 8.2 %
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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 460 $22.61 $23.83 $49,570 4.3 %
19-1032 Foresters 100 $29.97 $28.35 $58,970 3.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $20.44 $20.86 $43,400 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $18.04 $21.88 $45,510 10.8 %
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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 1,460 $16.26 $16.64 $34,620 3.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 300 $21.07 $20.62 $42,890 2.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $14.98 $15.11 $31,430 6.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 350 $14.71 $16.56 $34,430 8.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $18.02 $18.37 $38,200 1.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $10.53 $11.27 $23,430 2.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 340 $13.75 $14.31 $29,760 8.7 %
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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 380 $19.08 $32.76 $68,130 12.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $42.58 $42.36 $88,100 22.0 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $36.28 $41.15 $85,600 10.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $14.26 $14.14 $29,410 10.8 %
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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 8,640 $17.58 $16.51 $34,340 2.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $52,220 9.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $57,760 17.7 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $58,380 2.9 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $53,600 16.5 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $47,300 4.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $25.41 $26.19 $54,470 2.5 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 30 (4) (4) $37,180 5.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 200 $14.56 $12.89 $26,820 9.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 300 (4) (4) $38,810 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,980 (4) (4) $38,930 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,250 (4) (4) $39,140 1.6 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $41,240 6.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,010 (4) (4) $39,180 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $42,840 1.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 230 (4) (4) $39,470 1.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 170 (4) (4) $40,010 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $40,710 1.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $16.44 $17.74 $36,910 12.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 510 (4) (4) $24,000 3.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 270 $19.47 $18.18 $37,810 1.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $9.02 $10.10 $21,010 6.4 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (8) $16.97 $18.94 $39,400 5.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $29.12 $27.52 $57,240 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,480 (4) (4) $14,880 3.3 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (8) $14.20 $14.87 $30,920 9.7 %
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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 670 $12.45 $14.46 $30,070 4.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $10.66 $11.06 $23,000 4.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (8) $13.47 $14.06 $29,240 7.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $31,780 6.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $7.91 $7.87 $16,370 5.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $9.98 $10.25 $21,320 7.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $17.68 $19.10 $39,720 11.0 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $14.05 $13.65 $28,400 6.4 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,310 $19.33 $23.99 $49,900 3.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 100 $48.39 $65.71 $136,670 21.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $21.55 $21.28 $44,270 3.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 290 $44.60 $43.84 $91,180 3.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 (5) $86.69 $180,310 11.6 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $81.24 $168,980 22.3 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) $66.88 $65.91 $137,080 4.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) $52.75 $56.36 $117,220 11.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 (5) $84.04 $174,800 10.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,930 $22.48 $23.35 $48,560 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $27.65 $27.13 $56,440 2.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $31.99 $31.02 $64,520 5.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 $17.32 $17.86 $37,160 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $21.53 $22.15 $46,060 3.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $29.68 $32.70 $68,020 14.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $20.26 $20.41 $42,440 2.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $12.87 $14.11 $29,350 4.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $16.96 $18.24 $37,940 8.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $9.49 $11.95 $24,850 5.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $20.56 $20.81 $43,280 4.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 390 $9.74 $10.04 $20,890 3.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 440 $10.38 $11.19 $23,280 3.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 60 $13.72 $14.16 $29,450 6.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 110 $9.21 $9.96 $20,730 11.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 970 $13.69 $13.86 $28,840 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $9.12 $9.91 $20,610 2.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 30 $10.10 $10.72 $22,290 7.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) $31.63 $28.51 $59,300 10.7 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,310 $8.68 $9.46 $19,680 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 750 $7.87 $7.71 $16,030 2.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,490 $8.59 $8.70 $18,100 1.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 140 $19.08 $20.08 $41,780 6.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 90 $8.70 $8.73 $18,160 2.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 270 $9.40 $9.91 $20,600 9.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 230 $11.00 $11.09 $23,070 5.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $12.24 $11.93 $24,820 3.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $8.08 $8.05 $16,740 6.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $7.54 $7.35 $15,290 6.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $12.15 $12.32 $25,620 5.4 %
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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 2,700 $13.06 $13.75 $28,590 4.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $22.40 $22.99 $47,820 4.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $24.41 $23.96 $49,830 3.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $14.24 $14.92 $31,030 2.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 610 $13.99 $14.07 $29,270 6.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $18.82 $19.22 $39,990 3.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 760 $14.70 $15.46 $32,150 3.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 710 $8.90 $9.19 $19,120 4.8 %
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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 11,640 $6.78 $7.57 $15,750 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,030 $10.65 $11.52 $23,960 1.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 950 $6.39 $6.37 $13,260 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 920 $6.59 $7.00 $14,550 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,020 $10.11 $10.19 $21,200 3.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 270 $7.41 $8.10 $16,850 9.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 600 $7.02 $7.77 $16,160 4.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 300 $7.71 $7.99 $16,620 4.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,630 $6.39 $6.47 $13,450 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 360 $7.23 $7.46 $15,510 5.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,110 $6.34 $6.70 $13,940 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 400 $7.21 $7.05 $14,670 4.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 530 $6.92 $6.96 $14,470 3.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 350 $7.16 $7.17 $14,920 3.2 %
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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 4,810 $8.50 $9.36 $19,460 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 $12.67 $12.92 $26,870 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $16.57 $17.08 $35,520 6.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,990 $7.95 $8.54 $17,770 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,200 $7.59 $8.10 $16,850 4.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $11.21 $11.94 $24,840 6.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 980 $9.49 $9.96 $20,720 2.5 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 80 $9.47 $10.66 $22,170 7.3 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $6.69 $7.08 $14,730 13.7 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,100 $7.36 $8.25 $17,150 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $11.52 $13.74 $28,590 9.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $7.32 $7.52 $15,630 9.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 220 $6.76 $7.21 $15,000 4.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $7.25 $7.77 $16,150 10.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 $7.47 $8.91 $18,540 17.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $6.54 $6.58 $13,680 5.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $8.61 $8.98 $18,680 4.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 290 $6.80 $7.70 $16,020 4.4 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 16,000 $8.92 $11.69 $24,310 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,230 $13.71 $15.26 $31,750 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 230 $27.20 $29.13 $60,590 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,200 $7.12 $7.39 $15,370 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 730 $7.27 $8.34 $17,350 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 290 $10.25 $11.17 $23,220 11.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,850 $8.78 $9.90 $20,590 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $10.03 $14.48 $30,130 15.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 360 $15.11 $21.66 $45,060 16.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $14.01 $17.70 $36,820 21.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 220 $24.26 $27.56 $57,330 9.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,370 $16.97 $19.81 $41,210 6.6 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) $23.41 $21.55 $44,820 12.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 $24.84 $22.87 $47,580 10.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $11.50 $15.43 $32,080 13.2 %
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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 19,350 $10.88 $12.06 $25,080 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,420 $16.98 $18.76 $39,010 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $9.31 $9.39 $19,520 1.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $12.47 $12.41 $25,800 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 400 $10.90 $11.52 $23,950 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,790 $11.42 $12.37 $25,720 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $12.36 $12.73 $26,490 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $10.82 $12.41 $25,810 6.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 910 $9.05 $9.25 $19,250 3.9 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 30 $13.19 $12.52 $26,040 8.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $10.86 $10.93 $22,730 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,600 $10.95 $12.12 $25,220 3.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 60 $17.90 $17.56 $36,530 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $7.07 $7.99 $16,620 5.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $7.19 $7.56 $15,720 4.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $10.56 $13.37 $27,800 9.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 130 $6.83 $7.58 $15,770 6.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $13.72 $13.14 $27,320 6.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $11.03 $11.20 $23,300 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 $11.05 $11.92 $24,790 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $12.06 $13.57 $28,220 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 950 $9.37 $9.36 $19,470 2.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $13.16 $13.56 $28,200 3.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 $12.04 $13.04 $27,130 3.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $7.71 $9.23 $19,200 13.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 260 $10.76 $11.15 $23,180 4.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 250 $13.42 $14.05 $29,230 6.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 $12.03 $12.18 $25,320 3.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $20.87 $20.36 $42,350 2.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 $20.33 $20.79 $43,250 1.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $12.71 $14.23 $29,590 1.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $16.05 $18.39 $38,240 5.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 510 $12.36 $13.23 $27,510 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,470 $8.85 $9.64 $20,060 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $12.25 $12.04 $25,050 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 500 $17.72 $19.32 $40,190 3.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 250 $12.88 $12.96 $26,950 8.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 240 $11.68 $11.24 $23,380 5.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,760 $10.82 $11.21 $23,320 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $14.92 $14.44 $30,040 9.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $11.12 $11.25 $23,390 5.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,590 $8.81 $9.09 $18,920 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $12.58 $13.73 $28,570 6.6 %
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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 1,590 $12.20 $13.75 $28,600 3.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 190 $24.94 $24.53 $51,020 5.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 70 $7.09 $7.42 $15,420 6.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $8.16 $9.11 $18,960 10.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 60 $10.21 $10.41 $21,650 11.1 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 30 $6.23 $6.41 $13,330 10.9 %
45-4021 Fallers 250 $12.95 $12.84 $26,700 3.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 720 $11.65 $13.39 $27,850 6.2 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 90 $12.89 $13.65 $28,400 5.3 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7,880 $12.98 $13.94 $28,990 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 900 $19.85 $20.17 $41,960 3.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $17.59 $17.85 $37,120 6.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,110 $13.83 $14.29 $29,720 4.8 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $9.55 $10.01 $20,820 19.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $15.54 $15.03 $31,250 4.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,190 $9.41 $9.73 $20,230 3.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 590 $13.26 $13.57 $28,230 4.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $14.12 $14.27 $29,680 5.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 520 $17.72 $21.51 $44,740 7.5 %
47-2121 Glaziers 70 $14.85 $14.64 $30,460 5.6 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) $12.82 $13.15 $27,350 6.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250 $12.65 $12.22 $25,420 11.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 150 $13.38 $13.72 $28,540 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 690 $12.83 $13.46 $28,000 6.2 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 40 $15.17 $13.63 $28,350 13.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 30 $9.44 $10.47 $21,780 5.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $16.66 $16.94 $35,230 8.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $15.62 $15.29 $31,810 2.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 180 $8.16 $9.19 $19,110 15.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 170 $9.03 $8.79 $18,280 3.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $8.72 $9.09 $18,900 9.4 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 40 $7.56 $7.29 $15,170 5.6 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 60 $11.46 $10.82 $22,500 9.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $18.76 $19.44 $40,430 2.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 460 $10.35 $11.07 $23,020 3.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 40 $11.41 $11.26 $23,430 3.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $13.26 $14.61 $30,380 16.4 %
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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 7,000 $16.36 $17.44 $36,270 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 690 $21.85 $24.47 $50,890 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $21.71 $20.65 $42,960 6.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $25.61 $24.80 $51,590 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $16.45 $18.25 $37,950 7.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 900 $13.22 $14.68 $30,520 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 400 $14.64 $14.79 $30,750 3.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $13.07 $12.69 $26,400 12.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $17.14 $17.09 $35,550 4.6 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 40 $19.01 $17.74 $36,900 9.6 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 50 $13.04 $13.65 $28,380 9.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $11.17 $11.21 $23,330 3.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.55 $10.04 $20,870 5.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $20.16 $20.93 $43,530 3.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $13.83 $14.68 $30,530 3.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 630 $18.19 $20.26 $42,150 7.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,850 $14.31 $16.20 $33,700 4.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 180 $17.93 $19.48 $40,520 6.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 260 $24.27 $22.96 $47,750 4.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $19.84 $19.11 $39,750 6.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $8.01 $9.27 $19,270 6.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 170 $15.46 $14.72 $30,620 11.0 %
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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 16,160 $11.43 $13.72 $28,530 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,100 $21.50 $23.69 $49,270 3.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $13.07 $13.58 $28,250 6.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,190 $9.46 $9.55 $19,870 2.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $8.25 $9.06 $18,840 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 180 $11.39 $11.60 $24,140 2.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 390 $6.48 $7.42 $15,430 4.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $8.74 $9.31 $19,360 7.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.48 $14.91 $31,010 3.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $11.05 $11.77 $24,490 2.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.46 $12.60 $26,210 7.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 190 $14.74 $15.06 $31,330 2.8 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 40 $14.82 $14.42 $30,000 3.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.98 $11.71 $24,350 3.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $23.03 $24.53 $51,020 6.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 370 $13.71 $13.71 $28,510 2.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.97 $14.13 $29,400 5.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 50 $14.47 $13.72 $28,550 4.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers 60 $11.79 $11.98 $24,930 6.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $8.62 $9.84 $20,480 10.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $9.91 $10.89 $22,650 4.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) $7.84 $7.79 $16,210 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 320 $6.62 $7.40 $15,390 7.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,940 $8.68 $9.22 $19,180 3.3 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $9.08 $9.26 $19,250 6.7 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $8.98 $9.10 $18,920 3.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $11.30 $11.78 $24,500 4.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 480 $10.34 $11.15 $23,190 2.9 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 30 $28.98 $29.11 $60,540 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 130 $20.00 $19.83 $41,250 5.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 230 $13.05 $14.72 $30,620 6.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $18.31 $18.62 $38,720 8.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $10.29 $11.11 $23,100 3.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $18.12 $16.45 $34,220 6.4 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $12.12 $12.70 $26,420 7.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 140 $13.81 $16.57 $34,460 7.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 560 $12.27 $12.77 $26,570 2.9 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $10.12 $10.76 $22,380 9.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 510 $9.87 $11.08 $23,040 5.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $12.87 $14.38 $29,900 4.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 150 $7.96 $8.45 $17,570 11.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,050 $20.76 $20.41 $42,460 5.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,040 $11.61 $12.60 $26,200 7.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 180 $19.82 $18.93 $39,380 7.1 %
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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 13,010 $10.39 $11.65 $24,230 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $17.74 $18.42 $38,320 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 370 $18.82 $19.31 $40,160 2.8 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 100 $7.57 $8.52 $17,720 12.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $6.25 $6.32 $13,150 5.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,470 $6.29 $6.20 $12,890 4.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 620 $6.67 $8.80 $18,300 12.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,620 $14.41 $15.39 $32,020 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 870 $9.89 $11.72 $24,390 5.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $9.33 $9.71 $20,190 9.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 190 $11.50 $11.53 $23,980 4.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $20.11 $20.12 $41,860 8.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $11.31 $11.47 $23,860 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 900 $12.53 $13.76 $28,610 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 290 $8.34 $8.64 $17,970 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,430 $8.73 $9.17 $19,080 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 550 $8.76 $9.39 $19,540 6.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 540 $6.85 $7.22 $15,030 3.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $10.02 $10.21 $21,230 4.4 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 70 $10.34 $10.49 $21,820 4.1 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $11.87 $11.71 $24,350 13.8 %

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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