Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Decatur, AL



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 Decatur, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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 Decatur, AL (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 55,750 $12.37 $15.06 $31,320 1.4 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,860 $30.97 $35.69 $74,230 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $62.44 $65.38 $135,990 6.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 800 $30.13 $37.63 $78,280 3.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $32.95 $39.77 $82,710 6.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $33.42 $35.51 $73,850 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $35.34 $39.64 $82,440 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $27.47 $30.92 $64,310 5.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $24.21 $26.39 $54,890 6.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $73,090 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $39.41 $38.55 $80,190 4.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 30 $16.02 $17.09 $35,540 4.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $35.69 $40.13 $83,480 4.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 50 $17.59 $24.89 $51,780 21.3 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,250 $21.20 $23.13 $48,100 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $21.46 $22.85 $47,540 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $32.13 $30.96 $64,390 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $21.75 $23.86 $49,630 5.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $17.14 $19.11 $39,740 6.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $20.34 $19.53 $40,620 5.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $15.76 $15.85 $32,960 16.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 120 $21.87 $26.71 $55,560 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 330 $21.03 $22.08 $45,920 3.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $20.25 $22.88 $47,590 10.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $19.15 $20.82 $43,310 9.8 %
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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 240 $24.08 $25.57 $53,190 6.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $28.35 $29.98 $62,360 7.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (8) $11.40 $13.79 $28,670 9.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $29.74 $30.47 $63,390 4.9 %
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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 850 $27.12 $28.66 $59,600 4.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $36.85 $35.11 $73,020 3.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $35.94 $43.67 $90,840 19.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $32.45 $35.02 $72,850 4.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 $29.51 $32.91 $68,450 10.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $15.35 $16.46 $34,230 5.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $14.88 $16.52 $34,360 9.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $24.82 $25.62 $53,290 11.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $22.74 $22.86 $47,550 5.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 60 $26.90 $25.18 $52,370 5.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $11.99 $13.29 $27,640 2.1 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 230 $19.74 $21.89 $45,540 2.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $18.92 $19.34 $40,230 3.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $17.26 $19.04 $39,600 4.9 %
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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 380 $17.90 $18.63 $38,750 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $25.77 $25.31 $52,640 2.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 90 $15.29 $16.83 $35,000 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $17.45 $18.04 $37,520 6.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 50 $15.72 $15.41 $32,050 7.9 %
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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 130 $41.64 $42.04 $87,440 19.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $58.56 $47.35 $98,490 19.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $46.01 $40.82 $84,900 14.9 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,200 $18.73 $17.55 $36,500 2.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $10.37 $10.72 $22,290 7.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $45,400 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 810 (4) (4) $42,570 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 550 (4) (4) $42,550 2.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $47,130 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $43,980 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $43,000 2.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $21.80 $20.47 $42,570 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 370 (4) (4) $16,960 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 260 $13.89 $15.69 $32,640 10.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $6.46 $6.63 $13,800 9.3 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 2,500 $18.96 $23.65 $49,200 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $42.58 $39.15 $81,440 6.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) $47.02 $56.66 $117,840 27.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 850 $20.93 $21.63 $45,000 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 $33.82 $34.86 $72,510 5.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $12.58 $13.87 $28,850 7.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $16.98 $17.40 $36,200 5.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 50 $19.20 $19.03 $39,590 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 $9.12 $8.87 $18,440 7.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $10.29 $10.51 $21,850 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 350 $14.41 $14.57 $30,300 3.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $10.32 $11.10 $23,090 3.6 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,260 $9.69 $10.64 $22,130 4.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 140 $7.31 $7.54 $15,690 12.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 470 $9.19 $9.19 $19,110 1.7 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 140 $10.24 $10.18 $21,170 4.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $20.35 $20.90 $43,460 4.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $8.63 $8.81 $18,320 6.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $19.39 $17.73 $36,880 15.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $10.48 $10.35 $21,530 5.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $12.59 $12.61 $26,240 8.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $7.88 $7.96 $16,560 7.9 %
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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 1,010 $12.04 $13.35 $27,760 6.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 160 $12.13 $12.76 $26,550 5.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $17.37 $17.40 $36,180 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 300 $7.41 $8.48 $17,640 7.3 %
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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 4,590 $6.84 $7.58 $15,760 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $12.73 $12.60 $26,220 5.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $10.41 $10.89 $22,640 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 500 $6.39 $6.37 $13,240 4.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $7.63 $7.73 $16,080 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 210 $10.02 $9.80 $20,390 5.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $7.86 $8.12 $16,890 7.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 370 $6.97 $7.60 $15,800 5.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 80 $7.21 $7.94 $16,510 7.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,300 $6.44 $6.51 $13,540 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 190 $7.64 $7.49 $15,590 7.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 690 $6.42 $6.76 $14,070 5.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 30 $6.88 $7.09 $14,740 3.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 90 $7.11 $7.21 $15,000 4.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 50 $6.75 $6.82 $14,190 3.1 %
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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 1,360 $8.42 $9.40 $19,550 3.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $12.33 $13.86 $28,830 6.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $14.81 $16.19 $33,680 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 680 $8.17 $8.36 $17,390 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 250 $6.84 $7.13 $14,830 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 240 $9.60 $10.92 $22,700 11.0 %
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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 880 $7.97 $8.77 $18,240 3.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $11.87 $12.96 $26,960 8.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $8.33 $8.59 $17,860 7.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 120 $6.45 $6.57 $13,670 6.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 350 $7.72 $7.77 $16,160 5.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 $8.63 $9.72 $20,210 6.2 %
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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 5,290 $9.58 $12.93 $26,890 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 590 $13.56 $15.15 $31,510 6.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $28.44 $32.47 $67,540 7.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,450 $7.15 $7.45 $15,500 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $7.94 $9.19 $19,110 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $9.48 $12.31 $25,600 7.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,850 $9.16 $11.05 $22,980 5.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $19.83 $21.14 $43,970 13.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $18.19 $22.72 $47,260 8.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 70 $19.64 $19.18 $39,900 6.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 30 $28.30 $30.74 $63,950 10.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 630 $20.22 $22.80 $47,430 4.0 %
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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 7,500 $11.42 $12.55 $26,110 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 630 $16.28 $18.05 $37,540 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $9.83 $9.83 $20,450 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 $11.84 $12.10 $25,170 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 620 $12.35 $12.67 $26,360 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $14.27 $14.20 $29,530 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 350 $9.76 $10.14 $21,090 3.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $11.13 $11.92 $24,800 5.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 540 $11.95 $12.57 $26,150 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $8.11 $8.60 $17,880 6.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $6.83 $6.82 $14,180 3.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $13.77 $14.77 $30,720 7.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $10.93 $11.72 $24,390 6.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $10.65 $11.82 $24,580 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $12.57 $13.01 $27,060 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 270 $9.22 $9.37 $19,490 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $16.73 $17.24 $35,860 4.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $12.43 $12.66 $26,330 2.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $20.75 $20.29 $42,210 3.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $21.40 $21.68 $45,090 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $16.50 $17.28 $35,930 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 280 $12.07 $12.97 $26,970 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 540 $9.58 $9.89 $20,560 1.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 170 $17.63 $18.40 $38,270 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 90 $15.22 $15.67 $32,590 4.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 $10.20 $10.83 $22,530 5.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 870 $11.61 $12.05 $25,060 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $8.75 $9.42 $19,580 4.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $9.56 $9.94 $20,680 3.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 $13.72 $13.41 $27,900 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,010 $9.68 $10.13 $21,070 1.7 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 200 $8.77 $10.60 $22,050 6.1 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 30 $19.40 $19.11 $39,740 1.9 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,030 $15.12 $15.48 $32,200 1.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $11.83 $13.65 $28,400 13.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 270 $14.33 $14.57 $30,300 2.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $12.97 $13.12 $27,290 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 350 $11.70 $13.23 $27,520 9.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $12.68 $12.62 $26,240 3.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $15.38 $16.26 $33,830 7.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $12.80 $12.82 $26,680 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 300 $16.45 $16.78 $34,900 2.0 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) $17.23 $18.45 $38,380 9.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $14.45 $13.65 $28,400 3.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $16.96 $17.10 $35,570 2.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $14.16 $14.54 $30,240 3.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $15.45 $15.35 $31,920 11.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $9.59 $9.95 $20,690 7.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 180 $11.43 $12.09 $25,160 3.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.12 $10.18 $21,180 2.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 30 $13.40 $13.59 $28,280 2.2 %
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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 3,050 $16.78 $17.63 $36,680 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $22.99 $24.79 $51,570 4.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $15.70 $18.54 $38,560 8.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $16.23 $18.32 $38,100 15.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 200 $13.98 $14.20 $29,530 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $15.25 $15.07 $31,350 2.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.30 $10.09 $20,980 2.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $15.82 $16.14 $33,560 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $15.87 $18.50 $38,490 6.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 860 $18.59 $18.76 $39,020 4.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 130 $15.72 $14.88 $30,960 8.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 $17.75 $17.70 $36,810 3.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $9.81 $10.10 $21,000 2.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $16.17 $15.80 $32,860 7.3 %
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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 11,520 $11.66 $13.78 $28,660 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 600 $23.04 $26.02 $54,110 6.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 30 $11.56 $12.74 $26,490 7.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 210 $13.48 $13.86 $28,830 3.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,840 $8.94 $9.54 $19,830 2.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $8.63 $9.41 $19,560 8.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.88 $12.93 $26,900 3.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $11.95 $11.96 $24,880 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.30 $14.73 $30,630 5.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $13.49 $14.91 $31,010 10.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 330 $15.84 $15.23 $31,670 6.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $10.71 $12.33 $25,660 4.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.90 $11.65 $24,240 3.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $19.34 $19.41 $40,370 3.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 500 $13.92 $14.22 $29,590 3.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.25 $10.72 $22,300 7.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 60 $14.41 $14.53 $30,210 6.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $12.87 $12.96 $26,960 2.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $8.26 $8.39 $17,440 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $7.91 $7.72 $16,060 6.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $8.56 $8.51 $17,710 3.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $10.82 $11.54 $24,000 8.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $8.00 $8.16 $16,960 4.2 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $8.66 $8.76 $18,220 7.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $17.06 $18.21 $37,880 5.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 270 $23.64 $23.72 $49,350 3.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $9.09 $9.14 $19,010 3.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $19.56 $19.14 $39,820 3.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $9.63 $11.46 $23,840 9.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 140 $13.47 $13.55 $28,190 3.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 740 $10.10 $12.36 $25,700 7.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $12.54 $13.93 $28,980 8.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $9.30 $9.24 $19,220 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 890 $13.97 $14.41 $29,970 8.5 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,170 $11.62 $13.48 $28,050 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $16.58 $17.43 $36,260 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $23.11 $23.16 $48,160 4.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $6.50 $6.82 $14,180 9.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 180 $6.31 $6.27 $13,040 4.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $14.19 $14.68 $30,530 4.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,590 $16.98 $17.95 $37,340 5.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 420 $10.62 $13.04 $27,120 7.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 420 $11.14 $11.58 $24,090 4.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $8.61 $8.47 $17,620 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 950 $9.36 $9.85 $20,490 2.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $13.26 $13.11 $27,280 5.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 410 $9.74 $9.81 $20,410 3.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $10.35 $11.30 $23,510 9.7 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008

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