Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston, WV



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 Charleston, WV, a metropolitan statistical area in West 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 Charleston, WV (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 142,370 $13.35 $16.13 $33,550 1.0 %
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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 5,990 $29.28 $33.12 $68,890 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 480 $42.72 $49.13 $102,180 5.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,870 $29.93 $35.07 $72,950 3.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 110 $23.52 $24.67 $51,310 2.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $26.57 $28.34 $58,940 3.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $29.76 $34.25 $71,250 9.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $46.61 $39.11 $81,350 3.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 240 $27.97 $28.30 $58,860 1.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $31.62 $33.49 $69,650 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 400 $31.51 $32.79 $68,210 4.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $22.11 $24.18 $50,300 5.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $27.04 $29.13 $60,590 3.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $35.39 $36.58 $76,090 6.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $26.65 $30.98 $64,440 4.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $26.32 $28.32 $58,910 6.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $30.29 $34.03 $70,780 11.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 310 (4) (4) $58,670 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $28.18 $29.76 $61,900 3.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 170 $45.64 $46.08 $95,840 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $20.57 $20.41 $42,450 2.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 460 $27.45 $30.33 $63,080 3.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 60 $36.59 $41.23 $85,760 10.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 110 $23.57 $24.26 $50,460 1.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $25.92 $26.23 $54,570 20.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $22.24 $23.35 $48,560 3.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 310 $25.36 $29.06 $60,450 5.4 %
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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 5,540 $20.78 $22.78 $47,380 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $12.32 $14.12 $29,370 4.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $16.67 $19.75 $41,090 3.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 750 $25.58 $24.93 $51,850 6.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 370 $17.46 $19.61 $40,790 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $20.97 $25.36 $52,750 5.5 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $14.86 $15.52 $32,280 9.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $19.33 $20.88 $43,420 4.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 $18.36 $19.03 $39,580 2.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 180 $19.91 $21.41 $44,520 6.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 310 $25.71 $24.14 $50,210 3.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $24.73 $24.97 $51,930 4.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (8) $34.27 $30.84 $64,140 6.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 710 $23.29 $23.58 $49,050 4.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,330 $20.75 $23.65 $49,200 5.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $14.81 $15.86 $32,990 6.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $18.36 $21.76 $45,250 9.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 130 $23.45 $28.31 $58,890 21.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 110 $17.32 $24.39 $50,720 13.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $21.96 $23.40 $48,680 5.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $35.17 $35.38 $73,580 6.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $19.54 $21.65 $45,020 5.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $13.28 $16.36 $34,030 6.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 80 $19.56 $21.57 $44,860 6.4 %
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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 1,780 $20.17 $21.64 $45,010 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 440 $21.09 $21.95 $45,650 2.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $29.49 $29.34 $61,030 3.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 $21.65 $23.90 $49,710 7.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 370 $14.26 $15.38 $31,990 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 170 $26.19 $26.33 $54,770 3.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $21.12 $20.66 $42,960 6.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $21.72 $24.08 $50,090 6.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 240 $18.16 $19.99 $41,580 4.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $26.54 $24.57 $51,110 20.2 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,550 $22.99 $24.25 $50,430 3.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 230 $18.79 $18.02 $37,490 9.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 90 $41.75 $41.88 $87,110 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 420 $27.58 $27.68 $57,570 2.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 $37.57 $35.88 $74,630 5.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $23.26 $25.32 $52,670 11.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $22.69 $25.01 $52,030 11.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 70 $21.25 $23.52 $48,910 5.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $30.07 $29.54 $61,450 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $28.61 $28.73 $59,760 4.9 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 90 $31.97 $32.19 $66,950 3.8 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 30 $33.79 $34.89 $72,560 2.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 160 $19.67 $24.33 $50,600 17.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $17.66 $17.74 $36,900 4.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $15.60 $15.40 $32,040 3.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 350 $16.61 $17.61 $36,630 4.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 190 $24.30 $22.42 $46,630 4.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 $18.11 $18.61 $38,700 2.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $39.26 $38.42 $79,910 6.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 180 $13.45 $14.41 $29,960 4.3 %
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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 1,590 $18.20 $21.00 $43,690 4.9 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 50 $16.13 $19.20 $39,930 10.2 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 30 $36.01 $36.38 $75,670 12.8 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $19.49 $23.49 $48,860 5.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 190 $20.47 $20.77 $43,200 2.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 140 $17.99 $21.04 $43,770 5.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $20.75 $22.56 $46,930 8.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $23.45 $24.05 $50,020 1.9 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 200 $15.73 $16.33 $33,960 3.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) $13.69 $13.92 $28,950 3.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 140 $12.93 $15.32 $31,870 18.4 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 60 $12.21 $13.56 $28,200 11.5 %
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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 1,940 $13.24 $14.46 $30,070 3.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $13.98 $14.64 $30,450 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $21.50 $21.14 $43,970 2.0 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (8) $19.66 $20.52 $42,690 6.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 140 $17.42 $17.14 $35,650 7.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $18.75 $19.41 $40,370 3.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $12.76 $13.02 $27,080 3.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 300 $13.79 $14.54 $30,240 9.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $12.00 $12.17 $25,320 2.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 160 $10.22 $11.51 $23,950 7.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 370 $9.09 $9.52 $19,790 3.3 %
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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 1,940 $25.63 $31.37 $65,250 7.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 980 $33.74 $43.01 $89,460 8.6 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators (8) $13.96 $17.86 $37,140 11.9 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 100 $25.42 $25.73 $53,510 1.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 660 $16.41 $17.56 $36,530 3.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $24.97 $24.02 $49,950 4.9 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 $18.72 $18.91 $39,330 2.3 %
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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 6,440 $18.58 $18.11 $37,670 2.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $54,670 1.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $44,520 5.3 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $57,300 2.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 310 $19.40 $19.01 $39,530 3.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 140 $9.49 $10.92 $22,720 8.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $44,030 5.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,110 (4) (4) $39,620 1.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 820 (4) (4) $40,590 1.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 890 (4) (4) $42,350 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $42,760 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 500 (4) (4) $42,430 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 160 (4) (4) $39,830 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $37,300 1.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $10.67 $12.22 $25,420 6.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 150 (4) (4) $27,450 5.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $20.38 $20.44 $42,520 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 270 $9.02 $10.50 $21,830 5.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $23.62 $21.75 $45,230 5.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 660 (4) (4) $20,440 2.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 100 $10.76 $11.57 $24,060 4.0 %
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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 1,240 $15.50 $17.05 $35,470 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $11.40 $10.79 $22,450 8.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $17.85 $17.91 $37,260 3.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 60 $16.93 $16.57 $34,460 6.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $8.47 $9.41 $19,570 8.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $15.87 $18.49 $38,460 8.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $34,360 2.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $14.13 $18.92 $39,340 5.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 250 $18.18 $22.10 $45,970 16.1 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 70 $12.89 $14.41 $29,970 8.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $10.02 $12.08 $25,120 6.0 %
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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 8,280 $20.91 $25.40 $52,840 3.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (5) $82.18 $170,930 14.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $21.86 $22.22 $46,220 5.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 320 $46.48 $46.58 $96,900 2.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 (5) $77.25 $160,690 10.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General 50 (5) $85.91 $178,690 11.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 80 (5) (5) (5) 9.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $33.81 $35.08 $72,960 4.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,300 $22.31 $23.56 $49,000 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $29.79 $32.27 $67,130 5.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $32.11 $34.67 $72,110 2.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 160 $20.32 $20.21 $42,040 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 140 $21.00 $22.92 $47,670 3.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $25.73 $25.75 $53,560 10.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $20.10 $20.19 $41,990 2.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $24.44 $24.14 $50,220 4.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 $23.89 $23.16 $48,180 8.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 50 $25.96 $26.91 $55,980 4.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $9.60 $10.61 $22,070 9.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 390 $10.39 $10.60 $22,040 1.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 200 $13.24 $13.49 $28,060 4.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $9.61 $9.10 $18,920 12.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 970 $15.36 $15.27 $31,760 1.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $9.43 $10.31 $21,450 11.1 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $17.35 $18.38 $38,230 2.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 100 $28.36 $29.06 $60,450 2.5 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 30 (4) (4) $33,150 3.9 %
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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 4,510 $8.86 $9.56 $19,890 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 680 $7.96 $7.94 $16,520 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,810 $8.61 $8.84 $18,380 2.6 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 260 $7.71 $7.88 $16,380 3.0 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (8) $17.58 $18.43 $38,340 5.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $16.20 $15.33 $31,900 7.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 350 $10.50 $10.84 $22,550 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 570 $10.07 $10.29 $21,410 3.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $11.96 $12.48 $25,970 5.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $12.16 $13.18 $27,410 6.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 150 $7.40 $7.70 $16,020 3.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $8.11 $8.03 $16,700 2.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 220 $11.71 $12.83 $26,700 3.9 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,850 $11.82 $13.42 $27,920 5.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $23.39 $26.13 $54,340 6.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $18.37 $23.26 $48,370 16.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 560 $16.54 $16.37 $34,050 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,270 $7.71 $8.75 $18,200 4.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $6.27 $6.32 $13,140 5.2 %
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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 10,530 $6.88 $7.70 $16,020 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $10.37 $13.59 $28,260 11.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 730 $11.76 $12.97 $26,970 2.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 470 $6.29 $6.23 $12,960 3.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 660 $8.99 $8.92 $18,560 1.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 990 $8.16 $8.45 $17,580 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.52 $7.97 $16,590 9.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 800 $6.92 $7.78 $16,170 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 330 $7.28 $7.95 $16,530 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,170 $6.41 $6.53 $13,580 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 240 $6.51 $6.61 $13,750 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,070 $6.78 $7.36 $15,310 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 160 $8.69 $8.89 $18,490 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $7.21 $7.09 $14,740 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 360 $6.63 $6.78 $14,100 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $6.91 $7.09 $14,740 2.7 %
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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 4,350 $8.06 $8.99 $18,710 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $11.20 $12.52 $26,040 4.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $13.27 $15.20 $31,620 5.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,520 $7.92 $8.97 $18,650 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 880 $7.75 $7.86 $16,350 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 570 $7.97 $8.49 $17,660 3.5 %
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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 2,750 $7.88 $9.13 $18,980 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $17.33 $19.30 $40,140 6.6 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 40 $8.60 $10.32 $21,470 15.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $8.18 $8.61 $17,900 3.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.54 $6.76 $14,070 6.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $6.76 $7.43 $15,460 6.3 %
39-4011 Embalmers (8) $19.83 $21.59 $44,900 20.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $7.69 $8.34 $17,340 10.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 360 $10.49 $11.11 $23,110 9.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $6.74 $6.80 $14,150 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 920 $7.58 $7.50 $15,610 2.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 180 $10.40 $11.02 $22,920 6.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $9.34 $10.93 $22,740 7.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 80 $11.28 $10.96 $22,790 8.6 %
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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 15,400 $9.09 $12.92 $26,870 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,110 $13.39 $14.95 $31,100 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 280 $27.99 $28.72 $59,740 4.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,510 $6.65 $6.96 $14,480 1.4 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (8) $6.69 $7.13 $14,830 12.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $9.99 $10.88 $22,630 5.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 370 $13.26 $13.88 $28,870 3.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,340 $8.49 $10.36 $21,560 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 240 $15.01 $20.08 $41,770 12.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 520 $16.10 $18.68 $38,860 12.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $15.75 $24.34 $50,620 17.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 310 $25.57 $24.54 $51,040 5.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 240 $27.90 $28.32 $58,900 9.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,400 $19.47 $22.27 $46,310 4.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $8.99 $10.23 $21,270 9.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 210 $14.11 $18.32 $38,110 11.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 $14.68 $17.45 $36,290 18.3 %
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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 26,460 $11.81 $12.90 $26,830 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,540 $18.77 $20.58 $42,810 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 200 $9.56 $9.73 $20,230 1.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $11.49 $11.76 $24,460 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 760 $12.30 $12.39 $25,770 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,100 $12.72 $13.20 $27,450 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $13.51 $14.01 $29,130 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $15.75 $15.92 $33,110 5.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 $8.94 $9.23 $19,200 2.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $11.40 $11.89 $24,730 3.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,860 $11.63 $12.42 $25,830 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 280 $12.56 $13.17 $27,390 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 290 $9.14 $9.68 $20,120 2.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $7.94 $8.07 $16,790 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 260 $8.62 $9.08 $18,880 3.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $8.16 $8.57 $17,830 2.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $11.69 $11.73 $24,390 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 160 $12.61 $12.72 $26,450 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $14.84 $15.46 $32,160 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,010 $9.56 $9.80 $20,380 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $14.23 $14.86 $30,910 4.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $9.21 $9.30 $19,350 3.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 140 $9.00 $9.52 $19,790 3.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $16.53 $16.31 $33,920 7.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $18.35 $17.14 $35,660 10.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $21.20 $20.73 $43,120 3.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $21.32 $21.01 $43,690 2.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 290 $20.87 $19.43 $40,420 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 $20.45 $19.40 $40,350 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 410 $11.78 $12.15 $25,270 3.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,730 $9.93 $10.50 $21,840 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $15.39 $14.83 $30,850 4.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,320 $15.63 $16.26 $33,820 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 570 $15.83 $15.74 $32,740 2.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 340 $10.75 $10.77 $22,390 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,440 $12.36 $12.72 $26,450 2.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 $13.66 $15.18 $31,580 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 540 $13.41 $13.34 $27,740 5.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 90 $12.62 $13.36 $27,780 5.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 420 $12.97 $14.05 $29,220 8.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 230 $8.30 $9.10 $18,930 6.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,090 $10.42 $11.16 $23,210 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $11.77 $11.90 $24,750 5.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 80 $11.32 $12.76 $26,530 4.9 %
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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 80 $9.98 $10.21 $21,230 13.3 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $8.18 $8.77 $18,250 18.1 %
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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 12,420 $18.97 $19.67 $40,920 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 980 $32.58 $31.51 $65,540 2.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 200 $21.48 $20.72 $43,090 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,220 $14.69 $17.13 $35,620 4.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $24.06 $21.96 $45,680 9.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,250 $11.82 $13.63 $28,350 3.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,790 $18.23 $18.76 $39,020 6.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $25.16 $23.13 $48,120 11.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,240 $22.17 $22.31 $46,400 4.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $19.63 $19.42 $40,400 20.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $18.65 $17.91 $37,250 6.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 850 $22.39 $22.49 $46,770 4.7 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 80 $26.79 $27.28 $56,740 5.3 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $13.33 $15.84 $32,950 7.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $16.22 $15.93 $33,140 7.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $14.85 $16.56 $34,450 5.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 220 $10.67 $11.23 $23,360 5.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $15.04 $14.48 $30,120 10.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $10.93 $16.37 $34,040 21.3 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $18.49 $18.24 $37,930 9.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $18.79 $19.04 $39,610 3.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 70 $16.57 $18.46 $38,390 12.0 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 150 $15.48 $16.37 $34,060 6.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 90 $13.94 $15.44 $32,120 11.0 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 630 $20.49 $20.39 $42,410 1.7 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 290 $18.87 $18.40 $38,260 4.8 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 520 $20.61 $20.74 $43,140 1.6 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 100 $12.76 $12.29 $25,570 11.4 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 1,010 $18.96 $18.48 $38,440 2.1 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,340 $15.85 $17.47 $36,330 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 640 $28.93 $28.73 $59,770 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 320 $17.01 $17.28 $35,940 7.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 280 $24.27 $23.48 $48,850 3.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $22.63 $20.05 $41,710 12.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $14.48 $14.07 $29,280 3.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $23.44 $23.14 $48,140 3.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $14.38 $16.45 $34,220 9.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $11.47 $13.85 $28,810 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 470 $14.08 $15.16 $31,540 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 560 $18.58 $18.25 $37,960 3.6 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $8.76 $10.39 $21,600 13.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 210 $7.98 $9.34 $19,440 16.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 160 $22.23 $19.61 $40,790 8.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $13.98 $14.41 $29,980 5.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $15.05 $13.65 $28,390 13.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 770 $18.26 $19.87 $41,330 7.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,480 $12.48 $13.98 $29,080 4.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $14.69 $15.21 $31,630 8.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 $23.58 $23.32 $48,510 5.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 130 $24.32 $22.53 $46,860 9.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 30 $11.06 $14.28 $29,700 11.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 130 $9.00 $11.22 $23,330 14.8 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $14.39 $13.37 $27,800 4.1 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 50 $10.10 $10.10 $21,000 6.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $8.89 $11.51 $23,930 9.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 $15.02 $17.69 $36,800 10.3 %
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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 6,030 $13.95 $16.31 $33,920 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 520 $25.07 $26.40 $54,900 3.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $10.08 $11.57 $24,070 9.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $8.13 $8.19 $17,040 4.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $10.90 $11.28 $23,460 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $12.41 $11.93 $24,820 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 330 $19.26 $18.38 $38,240 6.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) $16.52 $17.38 $36,160 8.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 710 $14.68 $16.51 $34,330 4.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 230 $11.11 $11.52 $23,960 3.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.00 $8.01 $16,670 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $8.03 $8.26 $17,180 4.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 90 $8.47 $8.96 $18,640 2.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $12.55 $13.43 $27,930 7.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $8.73 $8.97 $18,650 6.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 340 $12.63 $14.19 $29,510 9.1 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 340 $28.92 $30.19 $62,800 11.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 110 $21.24 $20.62 $42,880 5.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $12.66 $13.31 $27,680 2.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $14.13 $15.23 $31,670 5.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $11.04 $12.63 $26,270 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $12.95 $14.05 $29,230 10.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $12.34 $13.19 $27,430 7.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 340 $9.73 $11.09 $23,070 6.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 100 $11.59 $10.99 $22,870 6.0 %
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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 12,350 $11.53 $13.23 $27,510 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $17.35 $18.06 $37,570 5.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 350 $20.35 $21.63 $44,990 4.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $57,560 3.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 380 $10.59 $10.64 $22,120 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 820 $10.45 $12.12 $25,210 8.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,660 $12.31 $14.53 $30,230 4.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,090 $10.81 $11.54 $24,000 5.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $9.38 $10.97 $22,830 12.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $6.53 $6.60 $13,730 10.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 180 $19.81 $19.44 $40,440 3.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $14.06 $16.36 $34,030 10.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 150 $19.69 $18.78 $39,050 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 410 $12.54 $13.46 $27,990 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 390 $7.04 $7.51 $15,620 3.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,010 $9.38 $10.59 $22,030 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $8.58 $9.37 $19,480 8.6 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 180 $10.99 $10.65 $22,150 3.3 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 380 $19.52 $19.40 $40,340 1.8 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 70 $15.69 $15.17 $31,550 4.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 70 $12.31 $11.65 $24,230 10.1 %

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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