Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA



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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, a metropolitan statistical area in Virginia.

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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA (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 65,050 $12.55 $15.85 $32,970 2.1 %
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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 $31.94 $35.56 $73,960 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $48.15 $48.92 $101,750 10.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 370 $33.91 $39.29 $81,730 3.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 (4) (4) $13,270 7.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $38.12 $46.11 $95,920 11.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 $26.24 $28.58 $59,460 6.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $36.57 $38.56 $80,200 6.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $34.67 $36.89 $76,730 7.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $35.12 $39.33 $81,820 3.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $44.72 $43.80 $91,100 5.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $14.27 $16.82 $34,980 8.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $35.70 $38.50 $80,070 4.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $26.24 $25.49 $53,020 6.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 40 $26.94 $27.17 $56,520 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 1,540 $20.71 $24.65 $51,280 5.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $17.94 $23.13 $48,110 6.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $24.75 $28.28 $58,830 12.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $19.12 $19.98 $41,570 6.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $20.15 $21.51 $44,730 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $22.08 $23.94 $49,790 4.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $20.42 $21.68 $45,090 6.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $33.98 $47.73 $99,280 22.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 260 $20.81 $22.50 $46,810 3.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 300 $23.04 $25.00 $52,000 4.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $20.41 $26.25 $54,600 18.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $11.08 $14.10 $29,320 12.2 %
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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 1,250 $27.51 $30.10 $62,610 5.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 180 $30.68 $34.73 $72,230 7.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 $37.00 $39.93 $83,050 8.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $17.10 $17.38 $36,160 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $31.92 $31.55 $65,620 4.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $24.40 $30.77 $64,000 20.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $23.98 $27.87 $57,980 15.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $34.18 $33.06 $68,760 4.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (8) $37.80 $38.20 $79,460 2.4 %
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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 1,270 $27.55 $29.07 $60,470 2.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $15.85 $18.04 $37,520 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $26.00 $28.03 $58,310 3.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 210 $35.12 $34.23 $71,200 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $25.70 $26.58 $55,280 1.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 280 $32.64 $33.17 $69,000 5.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $28.46 $28.98 $60,280 7.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $19.86 $20.44 $42,510 3.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $17.82 $18.93 $39,370 5.3 %
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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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2031 Chemists 60 $37.39 $37.45 $77,890 12.2 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists (8) $28.81 $29.21 $60,750 2.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $31.60 $27.94 $58,120 7.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 140 $21.93 $26.09 $54,260 9.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $25.23 $25.52 $53,080 3.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $17.49 $18.18 $37,810 5.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $9.30 $11.07 $23,030 5.1 %
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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 950 $16.06 $17.32 $36,020 3.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 $15.35 $16.54 $34,400 4.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (8) $22.12 $22.92 $47,680 4.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $17.70 $18.74 $38,980 2.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $20.10 $20.67 $42,990 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 210 $11.06 $11.73 $24,390 5.5 %
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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 160 $18.70 $29.47 $61,290 9.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $54.06 $57.33 $119,250 16.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $14.29 $16.48 $34,270 10.5 %
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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) (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (4) (4) $45,430 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 420 (4) (4) $48,160 6.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 470 (4) (4) $43,080 10.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $24.16 $24.55 $51,070 3.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 400 (4) (4) $20,870 2.2 %
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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 510 $12.85 $15.27 $31,760 6.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $10.24 $9.78 $20,340 7.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $14.26 $15.55 $32,340 3.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $20,080 4.1 %
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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 2,480 $18.47 $25.24 $52,500 6.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $50.22 $49.08 $102,090 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 (5) $78.26 $162,770 17.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 770 $19.23 $19.70 $40,980 2.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $20.14 $23.63 $49,140 16.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $24.65 $27.49 $57,170 9.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $19.06 $19.72 $41,020 7.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 70 $22.19 $23.37 $48,600 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $10.94 $11.45 $23,820 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $13.52 $13.57 $28,230 6.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 360 $15.22 $15.61 $32,460 4.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $13.24 $13.79 $28,680 3.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $14.29 $14.68 $30,530 6.0 %
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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 1,150 $10.38 $11.07 $23,030 4.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 70 $8.38 $8.57 $17,820 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 500 $10.05 $10.10 $21,000 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $18.80 $17.05 $35,460 12.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (8) $12.48 $12.64 $26,300 8.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 230 $11.00 $11.36 $23,630 3.6 %
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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 890 $16.22 $17.49 $36,380 3.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $21.90 $23.72 $49,330 5.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 160 $16.54 $17.56 $36,530 7.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $24.18 $25.34 $52,710 7.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $16.89 $18.02 $37,490 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 120 $10.36 $13.82 $28,740 13.7 %
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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 6,260 $7.05 $8.18 $17,010 4.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 400 $14.07 $14.43 $30,010 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 520 $8.29 $9.56 $19,890 18.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 160 $8.97 $9.64 $20,060 4.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $8.83 $9.16 $19,050 5.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 40 $8.33 $8.59 $17,870 5.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 430 $7.41 $7.82 $16,260 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 150 $6.68 $7.93 $16,490 13.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,980 $6.80 $7.55 $15,710 7.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,330 $6.56 $7.10 $14,760 5.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $6.88 $6.98 $14,520 7.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 60 $6.33 $6.31 $13,120 4.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 190 $6.67 $6.76 $14,050 3.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $6.65 $6.75 $14,040 3.8 %
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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 2,060 $8.34 $9.16 $19,050 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $13.12 $14.31 $29,760 4.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $15.33 $18.74 $38,990 8.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $8.31 $9.07 $18,850 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 590 $7.69 $7.67 $15,950 4.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 500 $8.71 $9.37 $19,500 3.1 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,520 $8.66 $10.14 $21,090 4.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $14.82 $15.66 $32,570 3.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $6.41 $6.87 $14,300 9.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $7.73 $8.14 $16,930 7.2 %
39-4011 Embalmers 40 $20.06 $19.64 $40,840 6.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $9.70 $11.51 $23,950 9.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 320 $7.91 $8.05 $16,740 4.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $15.77 $15.26 $31,740 3.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $11.42 $11.06 $23,000 4.9 %
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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 7,330 $9.75 $12.53 $26,070 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 640 $15.35 $18.03 $37,510 5.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $27.65 $32.06 $66,680 7.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,380 $7.42 $7.89 $16,420 3.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 $7.39 $12.10 $25,180 16.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,890 $8.70 $10.42 $21,660 5.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $17.62 $19.07 $39,660 7.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $14.41 $13.74 $28,580 5.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $26.86 $27.48 $57,160 3.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 500 $20.86 $22.54 $46,870 5.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 190 $12.28 $13.73 $28,560 13.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $39.74 $40.88 $85,030 8.1 %
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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 8,430 $11.83 $12.70 $26,420 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 510 $17.71 $19.25 $40,040 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $9.59 $10.12 $21,040 4.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $12.36 $12.94 $26,910 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 140 $12.59 $12.65 $26,300 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 690 $12.98 $13.17 $27,390 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $15.32 $14.98 $31,160 2.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 370 $10.03 $10.39 $21,600 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $13.79 $14.39 $29,940 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 420 $12.13 $12.64 $26,300 4.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) $17.38 $18.03 $37,500 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $9.79 $9.60 $19,970 4.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $7.87 $7.83 $16,290 6.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $10.40 $10.62 $22,090 9.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $13.99 $15.52 $32,290 3.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 410 $10.00 $10.19 $21,200 2.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $12.96 $12.96 $26,960 3.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $21.33 $20.87 $43,420 2.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $20.70 $20.63 $42,910 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 350 $15.75 $16.71 $34,750 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $12.79 $12.56 $26,130 3.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 770 $8.64 $9.40 $19,540 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 210 $18.10 $18.15 $37,750 2.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 $11.01 $11.58 $24,080 4.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 470 $13.10 $13.25 $27,560 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $10.05 $10.39 $21,610 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,670 $10.58 $10.82 $22,510 1.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $12.40 $12.97 $26,970 2.3 %
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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 90 $9.28 $10.41 $21,650 2.5 %
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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 3,280 $13.60 $14.50 $30,160 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $13.53 $15.96 $33,200 8.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $17.22 $17.21 $35,790 12.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 830 $14.25 $14.25 $29,640 4.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 200 $10.52 $11.49 $23,900 7.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $13.19 $13.20 $27,460 6.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 240 $19.33 $19.47 $40,490 6.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $11.88 $15.61 $32,470 19.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $16.26 $15.68 $32,610 3.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 $11.33 $13.53 $28,150 13.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $8.60 $8.98 $18,680 5.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $12.13 $11.60 $24,120 10.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $9.16 $9.04 $18,800 2.0 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $10.60 $10.73 $22,320 7.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $18.78 $19.89 $41,370 2.9 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (8) $14.08 $14.35 $29,860 4.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $14.89 $15.12 $31,450 2.3 %
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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 2,430 $16.22 $18.09 $37,620 4.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $24.93 $27.56 $57,320 4.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 30 $16.92 $17.10 $35,570 8.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $15.08 $16.95 $35,250 13.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $13.58 $14.32 $29,780 3.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $16.62 $16.72 $34,780 3.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $13.15 $12.81 $26,640 10.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $16.10 $16.48 $34,270 4.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $16.29 $16.05 $33,380 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 500 $14.64 $15.55 $32,340 3.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $18.73 $20.54 $42,720 4.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $9.47 $10.17 $21,160 6.1 %
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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 10,100 $12.65 $13.74 $28,570 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 580 $20.54 $22.25 $46,280 3.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 630 $13.38 $14.07 $29,250 4.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $12.64 $13.15 $27,360 8.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $11.76 $12.15 $25,270 4.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 450 $9.20 $10.12 $21,040 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $8.00 $8.14 $16,930 4.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $11.61 $11.86 $24,670 3.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 150 $12.84 $13.64 $28,370 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.89 $13.97 $29,050 5.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 $13.14 $13.28 $27,610 2.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.42 $13.99 $29,110 2.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $12.83 $12.69 $26,390 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 260 $15.84 $15.98 $33,240 5.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 110 $19.42 $19.65 $40,860 9.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 180 $14.25 $14.39 $29,930 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $9.87 $10.67 $22,190 7.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 40 $8.25 $8.44 $17,550 5.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $9.43 $9.30 $19,340 6.2 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 40 $10.76 $10.93 $22,730 3.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 70 $10.25 $10.24 $21,290 2.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 190 $10.36 $10.42 $21,680 2.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $13.37 $13.95 $29,010 4.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.60 $11.13 $23,150 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $11.70 $12.22 $25,410 4.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.83 $13.94 $28,990 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 210 $9.76 $9.65 $20,060 6.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $8.92 $9.96 $20,720 10.5 %
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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 3,410 $11.96 $13.10 $27,250 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $15.30 $18.47 $38,430 7.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $18.04 $19.12 $39,760 3.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 250 $11.18 $10.83 $22,520 2.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 90 $15.14 $14.78 $30,740 7.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 660 $16.90 $17.74 $36,910 5.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 280 $10.58 $10.55 $21,940 5.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $8.62 $9.11 $18,940 9.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $12.22 $12.67 $26,340 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (8) $7.83 $8.27 $17,200 5.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 920 $10.67 $12.16 $25,280 5.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $11.25 $10.90 $22,680 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 170 $10.42 $10.42 $21,680 5.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $10.91 $11.33 $23,560 4.8 %

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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Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008

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