Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, LA



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 Lafayette, LA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

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 Lafayette, LA (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 139,550 $12.20 $15.62 $32,480 1.2 %
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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 6,740 $31.39 $37.47 $77,930 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 (5) $75.95 $157,980 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,240 $36.17 $42.80 $89,020 2.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $16,210 8.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $24.81 $29.48 $61,330 9.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $28.77 $34.05 $70,830 7.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 430 $30.02 $32.94 $68,520 3.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 250 $23.03 $22.54 $46,880 6.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $32.26 $34.52 $71,800 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 450 $30.92 $31.42 $65,360 3.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $31.26 $32.12 $66,820 4.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $18.74 $23.32 $48,510 12.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $26.02 $26.69 $55,510 4.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $29.73 $31.67 $65,870 5.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $28.12 $26.75 $55,630 5.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $27.08 $28.51 $59,300 3.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $42.66 $39.33 $81,810 7.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $39.30 $44.82 $93,220 9.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $17.41 $19.18 $39,890 3.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $30.69 $31.36 $65,220 3.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $40.71 $39.30 $81,750 7.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $19.21 $21.48 $44,670 17.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $19.81 $20.20 $42,010 5.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 380 $27.71 $30.43 $63,300 4.5 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,670 $19.35 $21.40 $44,510 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 150 $13.12 $14.85 $30,900 10.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $19.94 $21.77 $45,280 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 130 $30.66 $30.01 $62,430 16.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 350 $19.79 $20.04 $41,690 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $20.48 $22.99 $47,810 7.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 170 $17.16 $19.18 $39,880 4.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $20.95 $21.78 $45,300 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $20.13 $23.09 $48,020 6.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $19.89 $20.40 $42,420 2.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 $23.55 $26.14 $54,360 7.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 510 $22.59 $24.51 $50,970 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 690 $18.67 $20.33 $42,280 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $22.43 $21.49 $44,700 12.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $25.93 $36.35 $75,600 23.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $24.11 $33.32 $69,300 23.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $18.35 $21.61 $44,950 4.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $18.26 $20.78 $43,220 8.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $8.02 $9.19 $19,120 16.7 %
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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 1,020 $21.43 $22.55 $46,900 2.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $22.44 $23.31 $48,480 3.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $26.33 $28.16 $58,570 4.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 320 $17.29 $19.77 $41,120 7.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $24.61 $24.88 $51,750 3.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $21.83 $25.34 $52,720 11.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $24.52 $23.79 $49,470 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $20.36 $21.24 $44,180 4.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $18.06 $19.89 $41,360 8.2 %
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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 3,190 $21.57 $23.50 $48,880 3.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $23.56 $28.46 $59,200 6.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 260 $26.10 $25.60 $53,240 12.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 190 $31.41 $34.08 $70,880 7.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 100 $22.94 $24.20 $50,330 7.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) $30.22 $29.91 $62,200 7.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 330 $27.27 $28.91 $60,140 2.5 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 230 $39.84 $39.44 $82,040 10.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 300 $20.32 $21.35 $44,410 4.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $16.52 $18.43 $38,340 4.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 70 $18.42 $19.86 $41,310 5.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 180 $16.93 $17.25 $35,890 5.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other (8) $17.28 $17.82 $37,070 4.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $18.89 $19.61 $40,790 7.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 290 $23.05 $21.55 $44,810 4.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $15.04 $16.00 $33,270 3.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 370 $13.12 $14.75 $30,680 6.4 %
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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 1,020 $22.12 $31.54 $65,600 15.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $22.88 $25.61 $53,280 4.7 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $64.74 $60.34 $125,520 9.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $14.25 $18.39 $38,250 10.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $15.67 $16.23 $33,750 9.5 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 190 $15.19 $17.53 $36,470 17.8 %
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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 1,220 $17.71 $18.05 $37,530 2.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $12.77 $13.92 $28,950 14.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 180 $19.25 $19.28 $40,100 3.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $19.29 $20.75 $43,170 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 30 $19.30 $17.28 $35,940 10.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $24.41 $21.98 $45,730 5.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $15.15 $17.06 $35,470 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $14.51 $14.02 $29,170 3.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 160 $12.55 $12.86 $26,750 5.9 %
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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 1,140 $24.17 $37.28 $77,550 9.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 620 $46.54 $53.93 $112,180 7.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 380 $18.21 $17.58 $36,570 5.9 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $17.41 $17.35 $36,080 6.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $12.24 $12.01 $24,990 3.2 %
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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 5,810 $17.64 $16.99 $35,340 3.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $20.80 $20.43 $42,490 4.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 490 $7.53 $7.75 $16,130 4.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 170 (4) (4) $33,160 8.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 590 (4) (4) $39,450 6.7 %
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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 1,050 $12.68 $16.72 $34,780 5.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.68 $10.54 $21,920 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $16.04 $18.24 $37,930 8.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $9.63 $10.03 $20,870 5.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $26,170 21.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $11.21 $13.32 $27,710 11.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $14.42 $16.19 $33,670 8.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $18.77 $19.98 $41,560 7.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 $9.21 $9.11 $18,950 4.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.52 $14.22 $29,580 27.3 %
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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 8,530 $19.08 $24.45 $50,850 5.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $20.31 $21.00 $43,680 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 310 $40.16 $37.99 $79,010 8.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) (5) (5) 12.4 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) (5) $92.74 $192,900 14.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 9.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,950 $22.89 $24.88 $51,750 3.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $31.03 $30.28 $62,990 5.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $34.70 $36.08 $75,050 3.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $19.96 $19.67 $40,920 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $24.53 $25.08 $52,170 2.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $29.95 $33.20 $69,060 6.3 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) $53.37 $51.91 $107,970 4.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 240 $19.66 $17.49 $36,390 14.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $15.26 $14.24 $29,630 4.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 90 $13.47 $16.30 $33,910 7.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 80 $20.98 $21.43 $44,570 5.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $20.29 $21.28 $44,260 4.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $9.96 $10.49 $21,820 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 300 $10.47 $10.52 $21,890 2.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 50 $19.02 $18.53 $38,550 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $14.65 $14.60 $30,360 1.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $8.65 $11.21 $23,320 26.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,220 $15.06 $14.97 $31,140 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 $9.39 $10.93 $22,740 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $11.72 $13.23 $27,520 10.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 70 $11.61 $14.11 $29,340 7.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 90 $22.87 $23.27 $48,390 4.3 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 160 $23.91 $21.21 $44,120 4.7 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers (8) (4) (4) $41,310 7.8 %
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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 4,310 $7.81 $8.61 $17,900 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,020 $6.64 $7.19 $14,940 5.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,880 $6.96 $7.42 $15,440 2.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $17.60 $18.86 $39,240 13.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 140 $8.45 $8.48 $17,640 3.0 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 50 $16.24 $17.73 $36,890 11.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 290 $10.48 $11.63 $24,180 9.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $12.13 $11.98 $24,920 7.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $9.30 $9.56 $19,880 3.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $12.11 $11.68 $24,300 7.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 260 $9.89 $10.00 $20,800 2.9 %
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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 2,130 $12.06 $13.20 $27,450 6.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $14.92 $16.19 $33,680 6.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $16.55 $20.78 $43,220 2.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 430 $15.28 $15.31 $31,840 4.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 730 $8.36 $9.25 $19,230 4.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $6.29 $6.39 $13,290 5.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $11.47 $12.51 $26,030 4.8 %
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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 12,420 $6.86 $7.62 $15,860 1.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 210 $11.77 $12.53 $26,060 3.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 860 $12.25 $12.52 $26,050 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 540 $6.45 $6.54 $13,600 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 700 $7.48 $7.52 $15,640 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 860 $8.80 $9.02 $18,760 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 340 $7.70 $7.90 $16,440 4.1 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 50 $8.13 $8.59 $17,870 3.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,900 $6.57 $6.78 $14,110 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 600 $6.53 $7.12 $14,820 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,030 $6.42 $6.58 $13,690 3.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $6.45 $6.71 $13,950 4.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,820 $6.68 $7.20 $14,980 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $7.71 $8.32 $17,300 5.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 460 $6.37 $6.51 $13,540 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 580 $6.58 $6.75 $14,030 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 460 $6.95 $7.01 $14,580 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 3,520 $7.39 $8.13 $16,910 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $9.97 $11.08 $23,050 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,970 $7.33 $7.94 $16,510 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 $6.61 $6.85 $14,250 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 350 $8.82 $9.12 $18,980 3.8 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 40 $6.65 $8.70 $18,110 10.1 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,140 $7.71 $8.43 $17,530 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $12.37 $11.77 $24,480 6.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 170 $7.96 $8.33 $17,320 5.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $6.35 $6.54 $13,600 7.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $6.47 $6.88 $14,310 10.0 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 100 $9.74 $9.48 $19,730 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 330 $9.19 $9.37 $19,490 6.5 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 130 $6.66 $8.20 $17,050 9.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $6.98 $9.23 $19,200 23.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 420 $6.63 $6.94 $14,440 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,180 $7.66 $7.39 $15,370 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $15.51 $14.32 $29,790 10.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $12.07 $12.37 $25,720 6.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 30 $6.78 $7.07 $14,710 7.7 %
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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 15,870 $9.47 $14.03 $29,180 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,360 $13.61 $15.46 $32,150 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 230 $29.21 $37.41 $77,810 11.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,110 $6.69 $6.98 $14,520 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 360 $10.24 $11.83 $24,600 8.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $15.60 $16.15 $33,600 3.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,760 $8.73 $10.78 $22,430 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $17.48 $19.69 $40,960 7.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 400 $23.04 $34.24 $71,210 20.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $29.29 $37.07 $77,100 9.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 290 $20.73 $22.65 $47,110 3.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 420 $29.87 $36.16 $75,210 17.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,160 $20.20 $23.42 $48,720 3.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 $8.83 $11.79 $24,520 16.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 $15.12 $23.37 $48,610 29.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 90 $13.27 $14.73 $30,630 8.8 %
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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 25,040 $11.05 $12.21 $25,400 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,730 $17.03 $18.21 $37,870 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 240 $9.18 $9.42 $19,600 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $11.24 $11.97 $24,900 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 440 $11.35 $12.29 $25,570 4.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,360 $12.26 $12.54 $26,080 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $12.66 $13.57 $28,230 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 790 $9.25 $9.33 $19,410 1.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $9.98 $10.20 $21,220 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,470 $10.56 $11.07 $23,030 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $15.84 $16.37 $34,050 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 230 $7.10 $7.50 $15,610 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 200 $7.35 $7.63 $15,860 5.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $10.84 $10.98 $22,850 3.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 200 $12.68 $12.58 $26,170 6.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $12.17 $12.32 $25,630 2.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $10.07 $11.50 $23,910 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $13.88 $14.11 $29,340 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,550 $9.00 $9.69 $20,160 3.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 150 $11.50 $12.13 $25,220 9.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 250 $13.40 $13.55 $28,190 3.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $8.69 $9.22 $19,170 6.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $10.61 $10.65 $22,160 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (8) $16.11 $16.69 $34,710 3.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $10.05 $11.35 $23,600 3.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $21.88 $21.65 $45,030 4.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $21.38 $21.23 $44,160 2.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 200 $20.81 $19.48 $40,520 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $18.00 $18.83 $39,170 5.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 620 $12.27 $12.92 $26,880 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,440 $8.52 $9.29 $19,320 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $10.45 $10.36 $21,550 7.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,130 $15.30 $15.57 $32,380 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 430 $13.62 $13.93 $28,980 6.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 230 $9.87 $10.14 $21,100 5.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,960 $11.04 $11.31 $23,530 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 $11.84 $12.41 $25,820 4.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 170 $10.38 $11.55 $24,030 6.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,580 $9.13 $9.74 $20,250 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $13.22 $14.10 $29,320 3.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $11.77 $12.58 $26,170 3.9 %
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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 220 $8.73 $10.70 $22,260 11.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 60 $11.58 $12.75 $26,520 4.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 110 $7.32 $7.20 $14,980 9.3 %
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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 8,970 $15.00 $16.43 $34,180 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 680 $22.72 $23.93 $49,770 2.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 410 $14.11 $14.21 $29,550 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $12.53 $12.82 $26,670 4.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 630 $10.54 $11.05 $22,990 3.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 370 $14.11 $14.45 $30,070 4.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $17.36 $18.07 $37,590 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 500 $15.38 $16.38 $34,070 3.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 310 $12.66 $12.64 $26,290 3.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $11.92 $13.00 $27,040 11.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 540 $17.45 $17.33 $36,040 4.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $15.65 $16.33 $33,970 7.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 250 $14.50 $14.73 $30,640 4.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $10.30 $10.27 $21,350 5.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 90 $10.01 $9.82 $20,430 3.2 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 80 $7.45 $7.86 $16,350 11.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $11.56 $11.54 $24,010 8.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (8) $13.76 $15.52 $32,280 6.5 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 140 $11.05 $12.87 $26,770 12.8 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 430 $22.41 $21.47 $44,650 4.4 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 1,000 $16.85 $18.25 $37,960 4.3 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 1,030 $13.25 $13.55 $28,180 4.9 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $16.09 $16.39 $34,090 4.7 %
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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 8,600 $15.42 $16.65 $34,620 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 670 $23.90 $24.70 $51,380 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 180 $14.77 $13.64 $28,360 8.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $16.68 $17.55 $36,500 18.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $17.00 $18.35 $38,160 4.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 770 $15.25 $18.43 $38,340 8.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $14.78 $14.76 $30,700 5.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 480 $15.97 $16.28 $33,860 2.3 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $15.66 $15.56 $32,370 5.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 220 $8.46 $8.61 $17,910 5.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 100 $17.61 $18.34 $38,140 5.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $12.63 $12.83 $26,690 4.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 $9.81 $10.94 $22,760 15.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 740 $16.35 $16.60 $34,530 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,370 $14.90 $15.81 $32,890 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 290 $14.21 $15.21 $31,630 7.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 230 $12.58 $12.55 $26,110 10.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 70 $13.51 $13.41 $27,900 3.2 %
49-9096 Riggers 110 $13.83 $14.18 $29,500 5.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 440 $9.49 $10.33 $21,490 6.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $14.78 $16.70 $34,740 4.1 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 10,060 $12.64 $14.25 $29,650 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 800 $21.48 $23.82 $49,550 3.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $14.19 $13.54 $28,150 2.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 290 $10.69 $12.56 $26,120 9.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $12.33 $12.72 $26,460 3.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $11.86 $11.71 $24,360 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 240 $10.75 $10.92 $22,710 5.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $9.17 $9.26 $19,270 2.6 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $10.70 $10.76 $22,380 14.5 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.27 $8.65 $17,990 5.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $17.15 $17.22 $35,810 2.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.03 $14.45 $30,050 7.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 960 $15.05 $15.55 $32,340 3.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $9.67 $9.93 $20,640 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,140 $16.01 $16.34 $34,000 2.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $10.93 $12.04 $25,040 5.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 300 $7.34 $7.17 $14,910 3.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $7.47 $7.24 $15,060 6.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $7.99 $8.22 $17,110 6.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 160 $11.38 $11.36 $23,630 3.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $12.41 $12.60 $26,220 4.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 480 $21.46 $21.59 $44,920 9.3 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) $11.85 $16.16 $33,620 3.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.43 $11.87 $24,700 22.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $12.86 $12.80 $26,620 2.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,290 $10.98 $14.61 $30,390 9.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $18.28 $16.50 $34,320 16.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $8.38 $8.77 $18,250 3.9 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (8) $10.96 $11.03 $22,950 3.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $8.05 $8.50 $17,680 6.7 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 110 $11.79 $12.22 $25,420 14.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 490 $9.17 $9.72 $20,230 3.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 570 $9.50 $10.59 $22,040 7.9 %
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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 11,900 $10.80 $12.52 $26,040 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $16.41 $17.13 $35,640 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $24.44 $24.59 $51,150 3.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 210 (4) (4) $57,730 2.6 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (8) $9.58 $9.75 $20,290 7.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 440 $11.89 $12.76 $26,540 5.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,900 $13.38 $14.39 $29,920 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,270 $9.28 $10.47 $21,770 3.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $7.31 $7.58 $15,770 6.0 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 90 $14.59 $14.96 $31,120 3.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 110 $24.21 $26.18 $54,460 4.8 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (8) $23.24 $22.57 $46,950 5.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $7.29 $7.47 $15,540 3.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $9.82 $10.20 $21,220 3.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 130 $19.84 $19.44 $40,440 5.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 430 $12.03 $12.44 $25,870 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 400 $6.84 $7.25 $15,070 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,870 $9.50 $9.82 $20,410 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 90 $6.55 $6.93 $14,420 7.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 400 $6.77 $7.04 $14,630 2.6 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 70 $8.62 $9.57 $19,910 6.9 %

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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