Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Boulder, CO



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 Boulder, CO, a metropolitan statistical area in Colorado.

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 Boulder, CO (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 157,680 $18.11 $23.53 $48,930 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 8,730 $46.61 $50.83 $105,730 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 160 (5) $84.40 $175,540 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,640 $46.17 $51.86 $107,870 2.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $25.46 $36.64 $76,210 14.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 410 $50.83 $55.06 $114,530 3.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 310 $52.50 $57.22 $119,020 2.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $37.89 $39.77 $82,720 3.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 240 $34.15 $35.68 $74,210 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 560 $54.64 $56.60 $117,720 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 460 $54.30 $58.08 $120,800 3.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 $32.56 $38.05 $79,140 5.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 80 $40.94 $45.64 $94,930 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 $50.77 $53.86 $112,020 6.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 $48.20 $48.80 $101,500 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 160 $41.65 $42.19 $87,750 2.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $40.02 $43.12 $89,690 8.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $21.52 $24.11 $50,150 9.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 650 $63.54 $65.25 $135,730 4.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $20.46 $22.22 $46,210 6.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $35.99 $35.05 $72,900 4.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 200 $64.87 $72.53 $150,860 5.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 280 $20.80 $22.81 $47,440 4.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $26.76 $27.58 $57,360 3.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 710 $53.15 $57.22 $119,020 5.5 %
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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 8,840 $29.28 $32.23 $67,030 3.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (8) $11.43 $14.47 $30,090 3.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 180 $16.93 $19.05 $39,620 5.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 630 $26.17 $26.76 $55,660 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 $22.69 $28.70 $59,700 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 350 $26.71 $30.23 $62,870 10.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $18.13 $24.94 $51,880 7.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 160 $25.21 $27.55 $57,300 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 240 $26.75 $27.58 $57,360 3.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 200 $28.19 $28.54 $59,370 6.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 230 $33.48 $34.95 $72,700 4.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 590 $36.41 $37.64 $78,300 4.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 100 $17.04 $19.69 $40,950 12.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,420 $35.09 $37.40 $77,790 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,740 $27.53 $30.32 $63,060 3.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $24.85 $27.34 $56,870 5.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (8) $30.29 $30.33 $63,090 1.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (8) $23.75 $26.08 $54,260 5.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 290 $32.80 $40.56 $84,370 15.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $32.15 $38.26 $79,580 13.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 620 $31.01 $33.50 $69,690 10.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 270 $21.89 $25.13 $52,260 9.5 %
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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 11,240 $37.00 $38.40 $79,870 2.1 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) $45.02 $41.78 $86,890 7.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 850 $37.97 $37.81 $78,640 6.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 2,510 $41.82 $44.59 $92,760 3.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,410 $43.25 $44.07 $91,660 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,410 $23.10 $24.72 $51,420 5.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 270 $41.76 $40.12 $83,460 2.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 740 $33.50 $38.67 $80,430 8.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 440 $33.17 $35.52 $73,880 6.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 490 $31.94 $33.91 $70,520 3.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 80 $30.89 $33.72 $70,140 7.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians (8) $35.78 $35.94 $74,750 16.6 %
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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 7,900 $37.02 $39.29 $81,720 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 260 $27.04 $29.45 $61,260 4.2 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 50 $26.42 $30.46 $63,350 6.3 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 90 $25.95 $28.11 $58,480 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $22.43 $22.38 $46,540 7.8 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 260 $45.87 $46.32 $96,350 3.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (8) (5) $74.61 $155,190 15.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 270 $31.80 $37.00 $76,960 11.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 1,780 $49.66 $50.55 $105,150 3.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 370 $42.99 $44.37 $92,290 2.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 680 $43.46 $44.54 $92,650 3.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $27.97 $31.97 $66,490 2.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 680 $37.43 $39.08 $81,290 2.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 650 $39.18 $38.48 $80,050 5.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 320 $33.54 $35.87 $74,620 5.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 260 $22.02 $21.29 $44,280 7.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 80 $31.96 $31.72 $65,970 3.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $19.76 $20.65 $42,960 5.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $23.43 $23.26 $48,380 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 430 $22.39 $23.31 $48,480 2.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 210 $26.15 $28.53 $59,340 4.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $21.12 $21.76 $45,260 8.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 130 $26.15 $25.80 $53,670 1.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 110 $18.19 $18.01 $37,450 7.7 %
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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 5,860 $29.06 $32.71 $68,040 3.3 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 200 $41.94 $44.67 $92,920 11.1 %
19-1022 Microbiologists (8) $26.53 $40.72 $84,690 19.2 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (8) $21.96 $29.78 $61,950 3.2 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (8) $27.77 $27.45 $57,100 3.5 %
19-2011 Astronomers (8) $41.05 $43.64 $90,760 2.6 %
19-2012 Physicists 540 $41.14 $41.81 $86,970 5.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 510 $34.76 $37.49 $77,970 8.1 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists (8) $31.54 $32.44 $67,480 2.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 130 $31.09 $35.25 $73,310 3.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $26.29 $29.31 $60,970 8.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 290 $23.94 $31.08 $64,650 9.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 150 $29.11 $28.45 $59,180 4.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 100 $31.06 $31.62 $65,770 1.3 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 40 $23.67 $23.06 $47,970 8.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $22.82 $22.76 $47,340 2.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $21.56 $21.70 $45,140 2.4 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 210 $15.35 $18.15 $37,750 6.6 %
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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 1,880 $18.64 $19.69 $40,950 2.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 140 $20.68 $20.37 $42,370 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 310 $21.80 $22.25 $46,290 3.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $13.29 $14.77 $30,730 3.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 $23.31 $23.60 $49,100 1.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $21.25 $21.27 $44,230 1.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $14.01 $14.87 $30,940 5.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $15.68 $17.92 $37,270 13.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $17.59 $21.98 $45,720 2.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $21.82 $21.91 $45,570 4.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 290 $15.60 $16.12 $33,540 2.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 300 $15.41 $16.20 $33,690 3.2 %
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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 (8) $24.43 $30.55 $63,540 6.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 650 $40.29 $38.20 $79,450 10.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 350 $18.83 $19.79 $41,170 6.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 100 $17.63 $18.91 $39,340 12.4 %
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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 10,230 $21.30 $23.52 $48,930 5.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $23.37 $22.75 $47,330 5.1 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 330 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 630 $11.67 $12.71 $26,440 7.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $15.75 $15.89 $33,050 5.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 350 $17.87 $18.80 $39,110 14.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 740 (4) (4) $48,540 14.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 210 $27.25 $27.97 $58,170 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 190 $16.93 $16.62 $34,570 3.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (8) $23.96 $27.76 $57,740 10.5 %
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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 2,840 $21.64 $25.73 $53,510 5.1 %
27-1012 Craft Artists (8) $7.57 $10.82 $22,510 28.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 40 $18.83 $19.00 $39,510 3.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $27.94 $28.79 $59,890 5.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $13.51 $13.38 $27,830 2.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 320 $20.83 $23.50 $48,890 4.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1029 Designers, All Other 40 $15.24 $18.56 $38,600 14.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $25.85 $29.23 $60,790 6.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 270 (4) (4) $36,770 9.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 590 $23.20 $27.29 $56,760 5.1 %
27-3041 Editors 200 $21.89 $23.03 $47,900 3.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 180 $33.62 $33.78 $70,260 3.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 70 $25.88 $27.22 $56,620 4.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) $52.07 $46.95 $97,650 3.5 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 50 $23.75 $26.02 $54,120 7.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) $17.20 $18.35 $38,180 3.5 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $18.26 $18.75 $39,000 8.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 70 $22.38 $21.59 $44,900 5.6 %
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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 7,030 $27.91 $31.65 $65,840 3.0 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 80 $29.34 $31.66 $65,850 23.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $21.78 $21.42 $44,550 3.7 %
29-1041 Optometrists 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1051 Pharmacists 280 $44.86 $44.96 $93,510 2.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 140 $68.72 $66.80 $138,930 10.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) (5) (5) 11.5 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 11.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 13.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $78.71 $163,720 10.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 130 $32.28 $32.36 $67,310 3.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,530 $29.28 $29.01 $60,340 1.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 190 $26.81 $25.95 $53,970 3.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 310 $27.43 $28.21 $58,680 1.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $24.40 $23.90 $49,710 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $27.68 $28.87 $60,050 1.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 120 $33.42 $36.96 $76,880 18.1 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) $22.67 $24.25 $50,440 12.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $20.61 $20.99 $43,660 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 300 $38.57 $37.51 $78,010 4.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $24.45 $25.29 $52,610 4.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (8) $32.48 $32.89 $68,410 4.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 260 $25.66 $25.98 $54,040 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $14.81 $14.65 $30,470 4.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $14.77 $14.79 $30,770 1.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $19.18 $19.45 $40,450 1.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 140 $14.71 $14.61 $30,390 4.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 370 $19.70 $19.52 $40,600 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $14.47 $16.18 $33,660 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $17.05 $17.42 $36,240 6.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 80 $15.32 $18.13 $37,710 4.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $30.80 $33.38 $69,430 6.2 %
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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 3,340 $13.40 $14.29 $29,720 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,240 $12.60 $12.75 $26,520 1.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $11.47 $11.48 $23,890 5.4 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 230 $17.82 $18.85 $39,200 12.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 340 $17.85 $18.18 $37,820 7.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 740 $13.80 $14.56 $30,280 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) $16.73 $16.76 $34,860 3.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 130 $9.18 $10.40 $21,640 12.3 %
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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 1,760 $21.03 $21.19 $44,080 5.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $44.72 $45.17 $93,960 2.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 80 $25.77 $30.89 $64,260 12.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $21.13 $21.92 $45,590 3.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 560 $28.07 $28.02 $58,280 1.7 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 50 $16.95 $17.18 $35,730 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 $10.27 $11.08 $23,060 3.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 170 $8.86 $9.35 $19,440 2.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $16.29 $17.32 $36,020 2.2 %
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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 13,550 $8.25 $9.10 $18,930 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 190 $13.57 $15.36 $31,950 6.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $14.66 $15.47 $32,170 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $7.35 $7.78 $16,190 7.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $13.08 $12.97 $26,970 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,160 $10.46 $10.65 $22,150 1.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 230 $8.61 $9.19 $19,110 7.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,090 $9.52 $9.58 $19,930 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 520 $6.74 $7.87 $16,370 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,300 $7.81 $7.89 $16,410 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.96 $7.93 $16,500 2.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,100 $6.60 $8.13 $16,910 6.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 410 $10.81 $10.73 $22,330 4.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 530 $7.11 $7.38 $15,350 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 630 $7.93 $7.90 $16,440 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 580 $8.18 $8.26 $17,180 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 4,820 $10.95 $11.85 $24,640 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $17.69 $17.91 $37,250 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,310 $11.41 $11.62 $24,180 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $8.79 $9.41 $19,560 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,380 $10.74 $11.86 $24,670 4.3 %
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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 3,740 $10.40 $12.59 $26,190 4.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $21.46 $21.88 $45,510 8.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $9.54 $9.71 $20,190 4.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 90 $6.38 $6.42 $13,360 5.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 210 $8.16 $8.06 $16,770 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 430 $11.17 $13.28 $27,620 11.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 470 $10.17 $11.16 $23,200 6.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 640 $9.33 $9.73 $20,250 1.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 580 $15.92 $17.72 $36,860 18.4 %
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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 16,300 $13.31 $19.98 $41,560 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 990 $17.52 $20.88 $43,420 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 290 $36.56 $41.18 $85,650 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,610 $9.78 $10.51 $21,850 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 600 $12.05 $14.12 $29,370 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $19.39 $21.36 $44,430 10.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,350 $10.81 $12.97 $26,980 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $27.65 $26.38 $54,870 9.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $18.83 $21.38 $44,460 13.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 290 $40.21 $47.09 $97,950 10.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 180 $14.74 $15.32 $31,850 6.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 520 $25.84 $29.27 $60,890 6.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 740 $40.08 $43.80 $91,110 6.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,850 $28.54 $32.65 $67,910 7.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $12.65 $12.77 $26,560 2.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 270 $14.28 $22.10 $45,970 13.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 280 $38.40 $41.80 $86,940 5.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 300 $11.83 $13.74 $28,590 8.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 220 $18.11 $23.80 $49,500 10.7 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24,220 $15.36 $16.12 $33,520 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,040 $21.78 $23.06 $47,970 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $12.18 $12.45 $25,900 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 410 $15.59 $15.92 $33,110 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (8) $16.07 $16.78 $34,900 3.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,040 $16.68 $17.06 $35,490 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (8) $17.87 $18.73 $38,960 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $16.66 $16.02 $33,310 17.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 550 $11.80 $12.50 $26,000 6.1 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 120 $15.79 $16.88 $35,110 4.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $19.64 $19.12 $39,760 2.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $18.37 $18.57 $38,630 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,490 $16.42 $16.78 $34,900 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 290 $12.29 $13.36 $27,780 5.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $11.03 $10.82 $22,510 6.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 520 $9.18 $10.58 $22,010 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 150 $13.87 $14.31 $29,760 4.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 280 $14.48 $15.47 $32,170 6.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 430 $16.20 $16.41 $34,130 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $17.49 $17.81 $37,040 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,560 $12.42 $12.33 $25,640 1.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 $14.53 $16.66 $34,640 9.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 250 $15.20 $15.98 $33,230 2.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 120 $10.90 $11.03 $22,950 6.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $14.96 $15.58 $32,400 4.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $21.63 $21.27 $44,230 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 480 $21.43 $21.06 $43,810 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 170 $21.04 $19.63 $40,830 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 370 $20.85 $21.22 $44,130 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 700 $13.53 $14.02 $29,170 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,500 $13.16 $13.30 $27,670 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $11.51 $13.70 $28,500 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,400 $19.87 $20.66 $42,970 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $20.64 $20.77 $43,200 5.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 580 $13.60 $14.35 $29,860 5.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,520 $14.87 $15.28 $31,780 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 320 $21.63 $21.04 $43,760 5.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 $13.16 $13.24 $27,530 2.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 80 $19.05 $17.86 $37,150 13.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $11.73 $12.43 $25,860 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,400 $13.54 $13.95 $29,020 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 $15.62 $14.93 $31,060 3.6 %
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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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 90 $8.07 $8.41 $17,490 9.1 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,650 $17.85 $18.67 $38,830 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 550 $23.83 $24.97 $51,950 3.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $22.28 $21.71 $45,160 5.0 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (8) $26.55 $24.61 $51,200 10.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 660 $18.19 $18.30 $38,060 3.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 300 $15.82 $15.36 $31,960 6.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 480 $12.20 $12.36 $25,710 3.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $15.93 $16.30 $33,910 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $19.84 $19.81 $41,200 2.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $15.26 $14.94 $31,080 4.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 500 $24.57 $24.04 $50,000 4.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $19.91 $18.51 $38,510 6.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $13.32 $14.19 $29,510 7.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 400 $19.37 $19.47 $40,500 3.5 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 60 $12.84 $13.66 $28,410 7.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $17.07 $16.83 $35,000 2.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 140 $16.51 $17.37 $36,140 2.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $11.05 $12.13 $25,240 7.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $13.57 $13.45 $27,990 3.4 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $8.98 $9.47 $19,690 8.3 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 40 $10.96 $11.72 $24,380 13.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $27.59 $29.47 $61,290 6.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $18.59 $18.90 $39,300 2.0 %
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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 4,390 $19.11 $20.14 $41,900 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $27.31 $27.93 $58,090 3.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 340 $19.72 $20.49 $42,620 5.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $20.82 $21.21 $44,120 8.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $27.17 $26.55 $55,220 4.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $16.63 $17.44 $36,280 5.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $20.40 $20.65 $42,950 5.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $20.86 $28.31 $58,890 14.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $19.64 $20.67 $42,990 6.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $20.93 $20.27 $42,170 2.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $20.97 $20.80 $43,270 3.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.14 $10.45 $21,740 3.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $23.50 $23.25 $48,370 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $21.12 $21.21 $44,120 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 $22.18 $22.20 $46,180 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,020 $17.32 $17.61 $36,630 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $21.10 $20.81 $43,280 7.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $29.82 $28.56 $59,410 3.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $14.70 $17.12 $35,620 9.5 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $15.10 $18.99 $39,510 17.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $12.60 $13.53 $28,150 9.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $19.12 $19.71 $41,000 11.1 %
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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 9,380 $13.51 $15.09 $31,400 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 $26.97 $26.85 $55,850 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,080 $12.04 $12.60 $26,210 2.9 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $13.08 $13.75 $28,590 2.4 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (8) $12.43 $14.16 $29,460 6.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,030 $10.81 $11.25 $23,390 3.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 270 $13.74 $13.55 $28,180 3.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $10.39 $11.22 $23,330 5.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $15.83 $15.95 $33,180 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 120 $9.75 $11.54 $24,010 10.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 170 $18.00 $17.50 $36,400 3.7 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $23.38 $23.66 $49,210 4.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $14.94 $14.70 $30,570 2.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.75 $15.26 $31,740 6.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 330 $23.73 $23.50 $48,870 2.4 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 70 $23.87 $21.69 $45,120 13.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $11.26 $12.40 $25,800 8.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 120 $18.33 $18.59 $38,670 1.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.95 $15.79 $32,830 10.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 140 $14.43 $13.71 $28,510 6.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $15.79 $16.15 $33,600 4.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $15.84 $17.10 $35,560 6.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 220 $15.43 $16.27 $33,850 4.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $8.67 $8.62 $17,920 4.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $9.87 $9.87 $20,540 4.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $9.12 $9.03 $18,770 9.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 160 $17.67 $17.81 $37,040 6.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $11.54 $11.94 $24,840 2.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $27.38 $27.72 $57,650 2.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) $19.71 $20.16 $41,940 1.6 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 130 $13.41 $14.01 $29,140 2.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.54 $14.93 $31,050 7.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $10.31 $10.84 $22,550 3.0 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (8) $17.78 $18.13 $37,700 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 280 $17.52 $18.17 $37,790 2.4 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (8) $15.36 $16.73 $34,790 12.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $18.95 $18.69 $38,880 6.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $11.73 $11.94 $24,840 4.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.83 $12.17 $25,320 2.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (8) $14.63 $14.21 $29,550 5.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $10.78 $10.93 $22,740 2.7 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (8) $11.76 $12.87 $26,770 3.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 200 $10.93 $11.22 $23,350 2.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 200 $7.98 $10.51 $21,860 7.6 %
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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 5,480 $12.96 $16.96 $35,280 11.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $19.65 $20.66 $42,960 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $26.32 $31.56 $65,640 9.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 420 $14.08 $14.06 $29,240 4.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 370 $6.39 $7.15 $14,870 5.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 530 $16.67 $16.67 $34,660 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 680 $14.07 $15.14 $31,490 4.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $12.67 $13.43 $27,930 3.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 120 $9.95 $10.00 $20,810 3.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $17.63 $16.98 $35,310 11.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $18.62 $19.75 $41,080 17.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 420 $13.69 $14.63 $30,430 3.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $8.94 $9.59 $19,950 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,030 $10.93 $11.28 $23,470 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $10.71 $11.46 $23,840 7.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 410 $8.40 $8.88 $18,460 2.5 %

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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