Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chico, CA



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 Chico, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

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 Chico, CA (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 75,720 $13.51 $17.14 $35,640 1.7 %
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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 3,540 $32.08 $35.25 $73,310 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 (5) $77.94 $162,110 4.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,140 $35.15 $39.36 $81,880 2.4 %
11-1031 Legislators (8) (4) (4) $38,420 6.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $40.43 $45.68 $95,010 7.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $40.95 $42.13 $87,620 3.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $27.45 $33.31 $69,280 8.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $33.39 $33.60 $69,900 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 280 $30.33 $30.62 $63,680 8.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $31.83 $35.89 $74,640 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $34.83 $35.50 $73,830 3.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $34.29 $34.87 $72,520 4.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $15.04 $15.96 $33,200 8.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $73,730 3.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 150 $19.13 $20.13 $41,860 3.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $36.02 $36.81 $76,570 3.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 320 $11.86 $14.20 $29,540 8.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $28.74 $32.19 $66,950 7.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $33.74 $31.94 $66,440 4.0 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,470 $20.96 $22.69 $47,190 1.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $15.15 $15.89 $33,050 7.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $19.65 $22.00 $45,760 4.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $23.96 $24.32 $50,590 5.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $20.48 $21.85 $45,440 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $18.95 $19.26 $40,070 2.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 230 $26.39 $28.43 $59,140 6.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 790 $18.41 $20.78 $43,230 5.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 $21.28 $23.47 $48,810 2.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 180 $22.54 $23.60 $49,080 5.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $19.10 $20.67 $42,990 5.9 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 810 $24.66 $26.26 $54,620 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $23.77 $25.25 $52,510 7.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 120 $34.25 $36.12 $75,130 6.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $16.94 $17.80 $37,020 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $28.29 $28.99 $60,310 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $27.00 $26.96 $56,070 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $26.08 $27.63 $57,480 3.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $24.48 $26.34 $54,780 13.9 %
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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 520 $24.83 $25.89 $53,850 4.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $29.56 $37.37 $77,720 9.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $20.37 $22.22 $46,230 11.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 $28.74 $29.32 $60,990 4.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $33.37 $33.30 $69,250 3.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $30.57 $29.80 $61,980 8.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 30 $35.14 $34.74 $72,250 3.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $14.33 $15.62 $32,500 6.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $19.65 $19.71 $40,990 4.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $18.53 $21.04 $43,770 3.0 %
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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 410 $22.70 $24.95 $51,900 6.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $30.85 $32.31 $67,200 9.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $26.73 $29.88 $62,140 11.6 %
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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 1,810 $18.17 $18.48 $38,440 4.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 350 $22.02 $22.86 $47,540 2.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $14.99 $17.53 $36,460 5.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $16.31 $18.14 $37,730 6.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $19.10 $18.04 $37,530 7.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 380 $11.15 $11.76 $24,460 4.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 140 $18.03 $18.27 $38,000 3.8 %
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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 310 $32.42 $37.23 $77,450 20.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $48.25 $50.94 $105,950 5.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $19.79 $19.63 $40,840 4.7 %
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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 6,590 $21.30 $23.55 $48,990 6.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 290 $9.13 $10.90 $22,660 10.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 110 (4) (4) $51,910 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,030 (4) (4) $47,350 3.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 240 (4) (4) $57,000 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 480 (4) (4) $55,680 1.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $43,450 9.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $61,960 2.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $24.62 $23.31 $48,490 12.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 950 (4) (4) $44,030 12.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $23.06 $26.09 $54,270 6.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $14.69 $14.12 $29,370 2.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $30.95 $26.37 $54,850 17.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,410 (4) (4) $24,400 3.1 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 750 $15.88 $19.45 $40,460 7.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $15.98 $17.44 $36,280 5.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $13.06 $14.08 $29,290 2.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $34,420 11.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $11.61 $15.29 $31,790 14.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $19.65 $20.27 $42,160 9.3 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $29.89 $26.14 $54,360 16.9 %
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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 4,330 $26.74 $29.61 $61,590 2.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $56.43 $56.30 $117,100 2.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 (5) $74.29 $154,520 11.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 $47.69 $62.37 $129,730 19.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $40.15 $41.03 $85,340 3.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,420 $32.81 $33.38 $69,430 2.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $34.34 $33.17 $69,000 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $36.17 $37.03 $77,030 5.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $24.06 $24.07 $50,070 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $32.36 $31.06 $64,610 2.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $32.97 $32.18 $66,940 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $32.12 $32.94 $68,510 7.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $23.19 $24.35 $50,660 2.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $15.96 $16.16 $33,610 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $20.20 $21.25 $44,210 9.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $13.00 $13.06 $27,170 6.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 840 $19.86 $19.86 $41,300 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $12.11 $12.57 $26,140 2.4 %
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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 3,590 $10.20 $11.13 $23,150 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 790 $8.48 $8.71 $18,110 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,210 $9.84 $9.96 $20,720 2.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $19.13 $18.82 $39,150 16.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 120 $9.50 $9.85 $20,500 4.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 $21.89 $22.18 $46,130 20.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 $14.64 $14.93 $31,060 9.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 620 $12.84 $13.25 $27,560 4.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) $10.11 $10.14 $21,090 5.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $14.85 $14.62 $30,410 3.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.06 $9.58 $19,930 7.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $8.63 $9.21 $19,150 4.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 230 $12.14 $12.60 $26,200 8.4 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,380 $19.09 $19.92 $41,440 5.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $34.33 $36.73 $76,390 7.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $28.55 $28.62 $59,530 4.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $29.36 $28.90 $60,110 3.2 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers (8) $10.27 $11.95 $24,850 11.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 310 $9.48 $10.15 $21,110 3.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $8.25 $8.37 $17,410 3.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 160 $16.68 $16.35 $34,010 6.1 %
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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 7,490 $8.05 $8.74 $18,180 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $15.26 $16.14 $33,570 3.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 450 $13.12 $13.47 $28,020 4.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 630 $7.75 $7.92 $16,480 2.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $11.28 $11.72 $24,370 2.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 470 $9.62 $9.81 $20,410 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.36 $9.52 $19,810 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 730 $8.08 $8.50 $17,680 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 280 $7.96 $7.96 $16,560 1.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,590 $7.90 $8.32 $17,310 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 810 $7.72 $8.25 $17,160 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,200 $7.59 $7.95 $16,530 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 $8.98 $9.18 $19,090 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $7.57 $7.64 $15,900 2.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 440 $7.74 $7.81 $16,240 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.85 $7.79 $16,210 2.1 %
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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 2,530 $10.17 $11.32 $23,550 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $14.95 $15.97 $33,210 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $19.66 $18.56 $38,610 7.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 $9.69 $10.72 $22,300 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $8.29 $8.94 $18,600 4.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 140 $9.91 $10.48 $21,790 5.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 630 $11.77 $12.64 $26,290 3.2 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $13.27 $12.97 $26,990 8.4 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,650 $9.30 $11.37 $23,660 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 180 $14.21 $14.38 $29,920 3.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $8.48 $9.30 $19,330 6.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $7.50 $8.11 $16,870 5.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $8.61 $9.08 $18,880 4.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $9.44 $10.08 $20,970 3.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 410 $9.03 $9.40 $19,560 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 430 $17.93 $17.92 $37,270 4.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 410 $9.04 $9.97 $20,730 3.1 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 100 $14.24 $12.95 $26,930 18.9 %
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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 8,030 $10.64 $14.88 $30,950 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 770 $16.22 $17.55 $36,510 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $25.42 $24.98 $51,950 8.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,130 $8.65 $10.37 $21,570 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $9.28 $11.14 $23,170 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 120 $13.13 $14.30 $29,740 7.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,920 $9.05 $10.62 $22,100 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $19.87 $22.25 $46,270 13.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $23.13 $30.18 $62,770 15.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $26.26 $33.57 $69,840 10.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $12.09 $13.02 $27,070 3.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $17.18 $21.93 $45,610 6.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 420 $26.53 $32.07 $66,710 11.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $11.88 $13.44 $27,950 6.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 $13.49 $14.76 $30,700 11.1 %
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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 13,240 $12.56 $13.46 $27,990 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 910 $18.05 $18.83 $39,160 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $10.16 $10.62 $22,090 3.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $13.21 $13.40 $27,870 4.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 270 $11.89 $12.21 $25,400 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,190 $13.90 $14.43 $30,010 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $17.78 $18.90 $39,300 6.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 420 $10.60 $10.89 $22,640 2.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $16.91 $17.82 $37,070 11.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 570 $12.74 $13.83 $28,760 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $8.65 $10.20 $21,210 7.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $8.49 $8.58 $17,850 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $11.88 $12.40 $25,790 4.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $13.99 $14.24 $29,610 4.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $13.23 $14.47 $30,110 5.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $14.56 $14.79 $30,760 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 780 $10.31 $10.68 $22,210 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 70 $13.47 $14.70 $30,570 4.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $18.95 $19.24 $40,020 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $13.87 $14.29 $29,720 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $21.19 $20.71 $43,080 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $21.04 $20.77 $43,200 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $20.62 $18.14 $37,730 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $17.97 $18.20 $37,850 4.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 300 $11.25 $12.96 $26,960 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 980 $9.36 $10.71 $22,270 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $9.30 $10.67 $22,190 6.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 780 $15.84 $16.67 $34,670 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $15.71 $18.03 $37,500 15.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 520 $12.10 $12.60 $26,210 4.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 590 $12.99 $13.52 $28,120 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $13.90 $14.19 $29,520 6.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 250 $8.95 $9.21 $19,160 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $16.33 $17.84 $37,100 6.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 310 $14.49 $15.12 $31,450 5.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,570 $10.85 $11.53 $23,990 1.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 250 $8.65 $9.44 $19,630 6.2 %
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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 830 $9.08 $11.18 $23,260 4.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $22.79 $22.88 $47,580 11.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 410 $8.45 $8.95 $18,620 1.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $8.22 $8.48 $17,630 3.6 %
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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 4,040 $17.40 $19.57 $40,710 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $27.96 $30.35 $63,120 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 480 $20.78 $21.40 $44,520 4.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 220 $22.25 $24.37 $50,690 13.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 320 $16.55 $18.31 $38,080 5.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 760 $14.47 $14.95 $31,100 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 $20.96 $21.66 $45,050 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $18.96 $18.86 $39,220 5.8 %
47-2082 Tapers 30 $22.76 $21.83 $45,400 4.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 210 $27.34 $28.38 $59,040 6.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $14.18 $15.89 $33,050 4.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $14.44 $15.06 $31,320 4.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $19.68 $22.19 $46,150 11.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (8) $18.11 $18.35 $38,160 4.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $20.28 $20.96 $43,600 14.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $16.02 $16.69 $34,720 6.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 180 $12.61 $12.48 $25,950 3.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $11.91 $13.12 $27,280 2.9 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $8.90 $9.73 $20,230 13.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $11.59 $11.20 $23,300 7.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $26.58 $26.42 $54,950 5.6 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 30 $12.85 $13.75 $28,600 2.6 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $14.18 $16.38 $34,060 2.5 %
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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 2,950 $16.39 $17.84 $37,120 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $21.02 $23.96 $49,840 5.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $16.54 $16.69 $34,720 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $21.48 $21.23 $44,150 5.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 430 $15.75 $16.88 $35,110 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $17.49 $17.37 $36,140 4.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $21.57 $21.34 $44,380 7.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.49 $11.14 $23,170 5.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 $18.88 $19.71 $40,990 4.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 70 $14.56 $17.65 $36,720 5.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 730 $15.28 $15.89 $33,050 2.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $21.64 $23.38 $48,640 8.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $25.95 $25.18 $52,370 10.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $9.72 $10.37 $21,580 5.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 80 $14.37 $19.00 $39,510 12.6 %
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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 3,600 $12.39 $14.28 $29,690 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 280 $21.24 $23.84 $49,600 3.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 80 $11.68 $10.99 $22,870 5.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $12.94 $14.96 $31,120 5.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 240 $10.52 $10.89 $22,640 2.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 60 $8.59 $9.44 $19,640 5.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $10.94 $12.62 $26,240 3.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $20.17 $19.49 $40,540 3.6 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $17.85 $18.42 $38,300 3.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.22 $13.28 $27,610 2.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $16.37 $16.40 $34,110 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $14.14 $14.83 $30,850 4.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $12.61 $12.94 $26,920 6.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 80 $9.27 $9.31 $19,370 3.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 100 $8.40 $8.78 $18,250 3.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $11.76 $12.02 $25,010 3.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $12.91 $13.21 $27,480 3.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $12.73 $12.33 $25,640 4.8 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 $33.47 $34.09 $70,900 7.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $24.98 $25.25 $52,530 2.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $10.67 $11.29 $23,480 2.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 110 $14.02 $15.05 $31,310 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $13.95 $14.05 $29,220 4.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.76 $12.70 $26,420 6.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $10.44 $11.76 $24,460 6.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 150 $10.76 $10.93 $22,730 2.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $8.58 $9.13 $18,990 4.4 %
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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 3,860 $10.82 $12.37 $25,730 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $17.69 $17.58 $36,560 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $20.14 $21.64 $45,020 4.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $15.68 $14.98 $31,160 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $10.34 $13.19 $27,440 10.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 420 $16.73 $16.67 $34,680 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 450 $12.14 $12.64 $26,290 4.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $7.70 $8.03 $16,690 4.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $8.96 $9.32 $19,390 2.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $12.38 $13.23 $27,510 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $9.86 $10.08 $20,970 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,020 $9.61 $10.89 $22,660 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 90 $10.06 $10.48 $21,800 2.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 470 $8.15 $8.60 $17,880 2.4 %

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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