Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area



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 the North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area.

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).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (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 22,200 $16.48 $20.09 $41,780 5.9 %
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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 980 $33.02 $37.23 $77,430 2.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 170 $31.05 $34.80 $72,380 6.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $35.83 $38.10 $79,250 8.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 50 $34.42 $38.76 $80,610 6.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 180 $34.45 $43.65 $90,790 5.7 %
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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 630 $24.05 $26.85 $55,860 3.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 40 $25.36 $25.94 $53,960 4.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (8) $19.21 $21.51 $44,740 4.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $28.06 $29.29 $60,910 6.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $31.94 $39.18 $81,480 17.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 150 $21.52 $23.45 $48,770 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 110 $24.63 $29.03 $60,390 8.5 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 460 $26.44 $26.74 $55,620 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $21.00 $20.33 $42,290 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $28.59 $29.09 $60,510 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $28.93 $28.10 $58,450 3.2 %
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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 190 $29.23 $32.26 $67,090 7.4 %
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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 330 $24.00 $25.23 $52,490 3.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $32.44 $32.41 $67,410 2.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $17.81 $18.16 $37,780 1.8 %
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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 440 $17.12 $19.88 $41,350 5.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $23.92 $22.79 $47,400 8.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $13.64 $13.21 $27,480 5.1 %
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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 4,270 $27.95 $29.78 $61,950 10.2 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $81,260 9.2 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $88,390 5.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 30 $11.63 $15.19 $31,590 16.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 560 (4) (4) $42,830 4.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 170 (4) (4) $54,700 2.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $55,360 2.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $18.65 $19.05 $39,630 6.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $27.59 $28.19 $58,630 6.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $11.16 $13.44 $27,960 6.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $18.93 $23.66 $49,200 8.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 500 (4) (4) $25,910 5.3 %
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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 490 $21.15 $22.80 $47,420 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $21.73 $21.91 $45,570 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $25.18 $26.47 $55,060 2.8 %
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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 620 $24.07 $27.57 $57,340 3.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 180 $26.41 $26.60 $55,330 2.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 80 $20.07 $19.81 $41,200 2.8 %
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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 350 $11.77 $12.82 $26,660 4.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 80 $10.80 $11.27 $23,450 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 180 $11.44 $11.91 $24,770 3.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 30 $12.54 $12.97 $26,970 4.6 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 520 $17.46 $19.06 $39,650 6.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $25.20 $29.15 $60,640 7.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 140 $15.87 $18.32 $38,100 10.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 140 $15.58 $17.68 $36,770 13.2 %
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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 2,000 $9.75 $10.68 $22,210 2.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 150 $16.37 $18.00 $37,440 10.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 70 $12.90 $14.34 $29,820 4.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 150 $10.08 $10.09 $20,990 8.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 220 $9.61 $10.15 $21,120 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 $9.38 $10.25 $21,320 6.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 540 $9.49 $9.83 $20,450 7.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 410 $10.14 $10.29 $21,410 6.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.30 $8.11 $16,870 12.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 100 $8.36 $9.10 $18,920 4.0 %
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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 1,170 $14.29 $14.47 $30,090 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $19.22 $20.22 $42,050 2.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 570 $13.77 $13.79 $28,690 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 70 $10.21 $10.34 $21,510 2.5 %
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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 650 $10.14 $12.26 $25,500 8.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $12.01 $11.97 $24,890 6.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $9.55 $10.28 $21,380 5.1 %
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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 1,450 $9.54 $14.07 $29,260 5.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 190 $16.21 $17.11 $35,590 3.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 430 $8.17 $8.29 $17,240 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 50 $9.24 $9.96 $20,710 4.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 460 $9.03 $11.05 $22,990 5.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 90 $22.82 $26.99 $56,130 8.5 %
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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 3,930 $15.29 $15.78 $32,820 2.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 180 $20.06 $20.21 $42,040 4.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 40 $15.80 $17.80 $37,010 12.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 330 $15.59 $15.88 $33,030 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 170 $12.34 $12.75 $26,510 4.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 140 $12.78 $13.88 $28,870 7.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $12.78 $12.67 $26,360 6.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 150 $10.17 $11.12 $23,140 4.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $21.72 $21.40 $44,510 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 80 $21.82 $21.68 $45,090 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $17.29 $18.43 $38,340 7.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (8) $14.68 $14.96 $31,110 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 440 $21.41 $21.92 $45,600 1.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 30 $12.77 $13.38 $27,840 7.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 210 $14.96 $15.32 $31,880 2.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 $14.63 $12.92 $26,870 20.4 %
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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 40 $17.69 $17.61 $36,620 7.8 %
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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 590 $19.77 $19.74 $41,070 2.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 80 $18.75 $18.46 $38,400 2.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 50 $27.89 $26.37 $54,840 3.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 80 $21.62 $21.43 $44,570 5.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 30 $21.13 $21.04 $43,760 4.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $20.94 $20.72 $43,100 3.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $16.69 $16.96 $35,280 5.4 %
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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 860 $17.27 $18.58 $38,640 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 $23.59 $28.36 $58,980 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $13.94 $15.15 $31,510 8.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 50 $17.25 $16.85 $35,060 4.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 40 $19.80 $19.46 $40,470 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 410 $16.69 $17.43 $36,250 3.4 %
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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 1,440 $12.94 $13.91 $28,930 3.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 100 $12.87 $15.57 $32,380 10.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 240 $11.85 $12.05 $25,070 3.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $9.45 $9.29 $19,330 3.0 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $8.87 $10.28 $21,380 2.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $9.12 $9.96 $20,720 7.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $17.75 $18.08 $37,600 3.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $20.84 $22.09 $45,940 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 30 $16.04 $17.04 $35,450 7.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 60 $10.94 $11.21 $23,320 3.0 %
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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 770 $11.69 $13.15 $27,340 3.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $8.48 $10.37 $21,570 13.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 140 $18.05 $18.36 $38,190 4.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 50 $13.13 $13.95 $29,020 5.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $10.53 $10.92 $22,720 2.5 %

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimates not released.

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




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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008

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