Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bellingham, WA



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 Bellingham, WA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington.

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 Bellingham, WA (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 77,430 $14.48 $17.43 $36,260 1.4 %
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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 1,820 $38.60 $43.62 $90,730 3.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 30 $62.65 $66.75 $138,850 5.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 410 $41.69 $47.54 $98,890 3.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $51.23 $58.71 $122,120 8.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $22.28 $26.85 $55,840 4.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $36.54 $39.50 $82,160 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 160 $40.80 $52.01 $108,170 11.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $28.98 $32.59 $67,780 5.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $31.84 $35.76 $74,370 7.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $41.62 $45.12 $93,850 3.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $79,440 3.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 100 $33.20 $35.16 $73,130 2.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $55.87 $55.50 $115,430 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 30 $30.33 $32.04 $66,640 4.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 $43.81 $50.83 $105,720 6.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (5) $62.40 $129,790 11.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $36.33 $38.14 $79,340 2.8 %
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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 2,570 $24.72 $26.51 $55,140 4.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) $48.13 $40.14 $83,480 11.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $24.47 $28.02 $58,280 6.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 450 $26.81 $26.06 $54,200 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $24.27 $27.99 $58,220 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $18.10 $18.46 $38,390 5.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $24.04 $26.30 $54,700 4.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $23.25 $24.00 $49,930 2.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $25.81 $29.48 $61,310 10.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 420 $22.00 $24.35 $50,640 8.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 460 $24.45 $25.36 $52,750 2.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $19.74 $25.52 $53,090 9.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $23.27 $23.86 $49,620 1.9 %
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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 720 $24.94 $26.30 $54,710 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $22.93 $22.54 $46,890 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $35.07 $36.17 $75,240 8.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $18.65 $18.83 $39,160 3.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $28.56 $27.99 $58,210 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $31.73 $31.62 $65,760 18.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $22.98 $24.22 $50,380 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $28.75 $28.97 $60,260 5.4 %
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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 1,190 $30.23 $31.98 $66,510 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 180 $31.77 $34.16 $71,050 3.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $34.39 $35.06 $72,930 5.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $27.59 $29.24 $60,810 3.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $38.52 $38.31 $79,690 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $21.02 $21.56 $44,850 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $23.42 $24.50 $50,960 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 90 $26.06 $26.59 $55,310 5.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $18.96 $18.45 $38,370 2.1 %
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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 560 $23.20 $23.76 $49,420 2.9 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $25.44 $24.42 $50,780 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 100 $21.67 $23.46 $48,800 5.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $20.71 $21.31 $44,320 6.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 80 $25.21 $25.26 $52,550 3.4 %
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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 1,190 $17.85 $18.45 $38,370 4.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $22.60 $22.90 $47,630 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 310 $18.87 $20.18 $41,970 12.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $13.72 $15.55 $32,350 5.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $22.05 $22.25 $46,270 6.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $15.81 $17.02 $35,400 5.7 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 70 $22.30 $22.40 $46,600 3.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $20.62 $21.49 $44,700 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $11.31 $11.78 $24,500 3.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $14.97 $14.95 $31,090 6.6 %
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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 490 $22.48 $26.43 $54,970 5.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $29.66 $33.09 $68,830 12.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 180 $19.41 $18.47 $38,410 4.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $18.53 $19.60 $40,760 5.1 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 40 $24.49 $23.93 $49,780 5.9 %
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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 5,230 $18.92 $19.77 $41,120 2.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $66,820 2.8 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $51,410 3.4 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $50,900 2.2 %
25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $53,980 4.0 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $53,030 3.8 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $42,060 3.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $47,660 1.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 60 $13.15 $13.66 $28,420 3.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $43,440 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 630 (4) (4) $45,610 2.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 470 (4) (4) $47,430 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $45,770 3.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $51,270 2.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (4) (4) $45,870 3.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $46,950 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $40,880 5.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $20.04 $18.59 $38,670 9.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 540 (4) (4) $30,080 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $25.33 $25.46 $52,960 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $15.45 $15.61 $32,470 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $24.11 $27.30 $56,790 8.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 840 (4) (4) $25,940 1.9 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 100 $19.69 $19.60 $40,760 2.1 %
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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 840 $15.52 $16.56 $34,450 2.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $11.96 $11.88 $24,700 4.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $13.84 $15.29 $31,810 9.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 210 (4) (4) $33,820 3.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $20.95 $22.34 $46,460 5.2 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $18.21 $18.59 $38,670 2.3 %
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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 2,970 $24.23 $29.35 $61,040 5.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $79.11 $164,540 17.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $45.24 $46.03 $95,750 4.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 (5) $82.60 $171,800 9.4 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) $63.18 $56.53 $117,580 24.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 17.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 18.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (8) $24.29 $24.48 $50,930 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $35.57 $33.39 $69,460 6.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $23.04 $24.44 $50,830 4.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $33.42 $32.50 $67,600 2.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $28.46 $27.05 $56,270 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) $16.09 $17.40 $36,200 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $43.17 $43.15 $89,750 6.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $24.99 $24.93 $51,840 5.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 $30.73 $25.87 $53,810 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $15.41 $16.02 $33,330 5.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $14.35 $14.19 $29,520 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 340 $16.39 $16.20 $33,700 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $11.06 $13.10 $27,240 8.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $22.73 $23.09 $48,020 6.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $24.69 $24.58 $51,130 2.3 %
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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 1,950 $10.72 $11.74 $24,420 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 570 $9.54 $9.59 $19,960 3.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 410 $9.95 $10.18 $21,170 1.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $14.44 $14.95 $31,100 9.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 370 $12.92 $13.09 $27,230 4.3 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $14.29 $13.70 $28,490 15.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $15.33 $14.97 $31,140 3.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $11.88 $12.34 $25,670 6.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $10.49 $10.92 $22,720 3.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $12.87 $13.88 $28,870 13.5 %
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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 1,540 $17.59 $20.48 $42,600 7.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $37.45 $37.32 $77,620 3.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $33.91 $33.65 $69,990 2.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $16.16 $17.34 $36,060 14.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 170 $30.09 $31.43 $65,370 2.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $29.26 $28.74 $59,780 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 390 $11.45 $12.26 $25,510 2.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $8.36 $8.61 $17,900 4.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 110 $12.74 $13.37 $27,820 3.5 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,750 $8.75 $10.04 $20,880 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $19.60 $19.18 $39,890 5.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 360 $16.60 $17.34 $36,060 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 130 $8.33 $8.77 $18,240 3.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 110 $10.10 $10.55 $21,940 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $10.45 $10.64 $22,130 1.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $10.03 $10.34 $21,500 5.7 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $9.19 $9.54 $19,850 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 710 $8.78 $9.78 $20,350 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 440 $8.79 $10.35 $21,520 8.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,710 $8.64 $9.28 $19,290 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,540 $8.38 $8.85 $18,400 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,720 $10.35 $10.57 $21,980 3.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $11.86 $12.18 $25,330 14.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 340 $8.26 $8.59 $17,860 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 480 $8.44 $8.70 $18,090 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $8.42 $8.79 $18,280 2.6 %
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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 2,540 $10.59 $11.72 $24,370 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $16.20 $16.69 $34,720 2.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $20.93 $20.18 $41,980 4.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,250 $11.26 $11.94 $24,830 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 520 $8.59 $9.12 $18,980 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $10.63 $12.03 $25,010 6.6 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,650 $9.09 $10.53 $21,900 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $17.69 $18.48 $38,440 3.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.41 $8.52 $17,710 2.2 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 100 $9.31 $9.76 $20,300 3.4 %
39-3019 Gaming Service Workers, All Other (8) $10.06 $10.08 $20,970 4.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 380 $8.42 $8.64 $17,980 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $10.42 $11.15 $23,190 7.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 460 $8.87 $9.40 $19,550 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 360 $10.06 $10.06 $20,920 3.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 310 $9.55 $10.79 $22,440 3.5 %
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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 8,430 $12.25 $16.01 $33,290 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 650 $18.67 $21.28 $44,270 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $27.16 $29.31 $60,970 3.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,880 $9.60 $11.12 $23,130 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 620 $9.48 $10.91 $22,690 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $14.21 $15.54 $32,330 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,090 $10.62 $12.38 $25,760 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $15.79 $17.08 $35,530 7.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $21.68 $27.69 $57,590 19.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 $20.69 $26.33 $54,760 11.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $12.22 $12.59 $26,180 9.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $20.46 $22.78 $47,380 6.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 170 $24.52 $29.89 $62,180 8.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 730 $23.57 $29.91 $62,210 7.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $12.71 $12.83 $26,700 5.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $20.12 $19.24 $40,010 14.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 110 $9.86 $11.18 $23,260 4.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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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 13,300 $13.66 $14.57 $30,310 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 840 $20.89 $21.95 $45,650 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $11.22 $11.38 $23,660 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $14.40 $14.57 $30,300 6.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 320 $14.36 $14.31 $29,760 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,620 $15.22 $16.05 $33,390 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $16.74 $16.98 $35,320 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $12.36 $13.37 $27,800 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $11.65 $11.49 $23,910 3.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 290 $16.04 $16.25 $33,800 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 870 $13.42 $13.76 $28,620 2.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $19.04 $18.72 $38,930 6.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $10.65 $10.82 $22,500 2.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $8.58 $9.22 $19,170 3.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 200 $11.50 $11.46 $23,840 4.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $13.87 $14.91 $31,000 4.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $16.29 $16.10 $33,490 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $12.29 $12.40 $25,790 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $15.28 $15.68 $32,620 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 660 $10.98 $11.35 $23,620 1.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 $13.56 $14.02 $29,160 3.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 100 $14.12 $21.12 $43,940 29.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $18.78 $18.55 $38,590 4.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $21.57 $21.18 $44,060 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $21.21 $21.31 $44,310 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 $19.07 $20.83 $43,320 5.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 530 $12.49 $13.14 $27,330 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,030 $10.92 $11.80 $24,550 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $13.87 $14.93 $31,050 4.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 310 $18.04 $18.52 $38,510 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $17.32 $17.48 $36,350 3.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 470 $13.77 $14.67 $30,520 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 740 $14.42 $14.77 $30,720 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $10.73 $11.60 $24,120 3.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 180 $12.22 $12.86 $26,740 6.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $11.76 $11.90 $24,740 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,960 $12.40 $12.70 $26,420 1.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 480 $12.54 $12.74 $26,500 1.7 %
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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 530 $11.87 $13.14 $27,340 8.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $10.75 $11.66 $24,260 8.2 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers (8) $8.84 $9.69 $20,160 3.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $19.62 $19.42 $40,390 3.7 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 50 $15.29 $16.02 $33,310 11.0 %
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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 6,310 $19.10 $20.82 $43,310 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $26.69 $28.48 $59,240 4.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,050 $17.16 $19.17 $39,860 4.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $18.83 $19.57 $40,700 8.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,200 $15.66 $18.09 $37,630 7.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 400 $26.36 $26.48 $55,070 2.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 160 $21.35 $20.74 $43,140 6.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 150 $17.93 $18.47 $38,420 7.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 430 $26.21 $25.06 $52,120 3.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers 80 $18.35 $18.09 $37,620 2.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 330 $14.07 $14.84 $30,870 8.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $24.16 $23.49 $48,850 4.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 720 $24.66 $24.26 $50,470 4.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 240 $14.73 $15.69 $32,630 11.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $20.59 $20.98 $43,640 2.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $13.71 $13.66 $28,410 3.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $26.45 $25.84 $53,750 3.0 %
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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 2,860 $18.21 $19.17 $39,870 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $27.19 $28.04 $58,310 3.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $15.32 $15.21 $31,630 5.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $18.13 $19.01 $39,550 5.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $19.48 $19.92 $41,430 7.0 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 50 $16.89 $16.76 $34,860 5.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $16.25 $16.82 $34,990 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $19.33 $19.85 $41,290 4.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $17.77 $17.85 $37,120 5.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $19.82 $19.66 $40,890 2.9 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 50 $17.73 $18.21 $37,880 13.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $10.93 $11.57 $24,060 7.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $22.79 $22.34 $46,460 4.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $12.07 $15.27 $31,760 13.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $30.34 $28.29 $58,840 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 580 $17.03 $16.09 $33,460 3.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $17.40 $17.63 $36,670 3.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $11.61 $13.19 $27,430 4.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 80 $14.44 $14.67 $30,510 5.4 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,180 $14.47 $16.52 $34,360 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 530 $25.39 $27.94 $58,120 5.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 70 $14.25 $15.95 $33,180 9.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $13.61 $13.79 $28,680 9.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $16.52 $17.00 $35,360 5.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 470 $12.15 $12.50 $26,000 3.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $15.30 $14.63 $30,440 5.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $12.78 $13.17 $27,390 5.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $20.12 $19.21 $39,950 2.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 260 $10.21 $11.55 $24,030 8.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 130 $13.25 $16.60 $34,520 20.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $17.90 $18.10 $37,640 2.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $14.59 $14.39 $29,940 5.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $17.64 $18.18 $37,810 3.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $10.49 $11.41 $23,730 10.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $11.22 $11.76 $24,460 5.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 $17.93 $17.05 $35,460 3.0 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 80 $23.96 $21.58 $44,900 13.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $15.82 $16.04 $33,370 3.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 30 $16.31 $16.83 $35,000 4.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 100 $8.29 $8.30 $17,270 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $9.53 $9.57 $19,900 2.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $10.53 $11.30 $23,510 5.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $12.42 $12.15 $25,260 4.1 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.18 $11.44 $23,790 10.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 180 $14.50 $15.16 $31,520 10.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $11.84 $12.09 $25,160 4.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 250 $12.62 $12.72 $26,450 5.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $24.25 $23.94 $49,790 2.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.36 $14.86 $30,900 3.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.70 $15.56 $32,370 4.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $16.99 $19.18 $39,890 4.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $12.83 $12.79 $26,600 5.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.68 $14.14 $29,400 3.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $11.02 $11.11 $23,110 3.8 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $14.82 $17.94 $37,320 14.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 330 $10.99 $11.18 $23,260 2.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 220 $10.59 $12.11 $25,190 6.5 %
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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 4,800 $13.24 $14.36 $29,860 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $19.53 $20.92 $43,510 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $22.21 $23.62 $49,130 3.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 210 $15.52 $15.25 $31,710 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $24.48 $22.23 $46,240 13.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 990 $16.78 $17.54 $36,480 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 540 $13.48 $13.97 $29,050 4.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $9.55 $9.78 $20,340 3.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $8.78 $9.40 $19,560 8.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 320 $14.44 $15.26 $31,740 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $9.26 $9.94 $20,670 2.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,340 $10.92 $11.47 $23,850 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 160 $10.69 $13.48 $28,050 14.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 280 $8.58 $9.97 $20,740 3.6 %

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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