Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles, 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 86,360 $12.11 $15.47 $32,170 2.3 %
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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 3,790 $29.10 $33.05 $68,750 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $53.81 $59.73 $124,230 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,530 $29.94 $34.37 $71,490 2.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $13,320 6.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $26.86 $30.25 $62,920 7.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 $28.63 $36.23 $75,360 6.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $20.10 $22.71 $47,230 4.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $34.42 $34.09 $70,900 4.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 200 $30.23 $34.06 $70,850 3.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $29.06 $31.64 $65,800 5.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 150 $37.54 $36.66 $76,260 4.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $24.77 $30.15 $62,700 6.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $29.44 $30.32 $63,070 3.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $27.83 $30.21 $62,830 4.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $52.34 $53.49 $111,250 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $18.66 $21.38 $44,480 7.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $24.60 $22.97 $47,770 6.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $28.67 $31.21 $64,910 4.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $20.07 $22.04 $45,850 3.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 280 $31.87 $31.81 $66,170 3.9 %
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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 2,550 $19.07 $24.07 $50,060 15.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.64 $21.54 $44,800 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $17.26 $18.44 $38,360 5.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $25.87 $26.08 $54,240 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 260 $19.20 $20.63 $42,900 3.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $22.33 $23.55 $48,980 5.9 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (8) $24.06 $22.80 $47,420 5.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $12.06 $19.42 $40,380 18.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $17.16 $20.34 $42,310 8.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 420 $18.40 $19.32 $40,200 4.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 450 $19.45 $19.74 $41,050 4.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $16.59 $19.00 $39,530 10.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $31.94 $30.62 $63,700 6.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $10.40 $20.60 $42,850 10.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $14.33 $16.55 $34,420 8.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 170 $10.25 $9.95 $20,700 10.3 %
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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 490 $21.73 $23.38 $48,630 4.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $31.02 $28.44 $59,150 6.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $30.43 $29.28 $60,900 6.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 $17.09 $17.65 $36,710 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $21.82 $24.34 $50,630 7.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $20.01 $20.93 $43,540 4.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $14.00 $15.24 $31,710 4.5 %
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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 1,360 $28.58 $29.61 $61,580 4.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $16.04 $15.76 $32,790 11.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 150 $41.30 $41.36 $86,030 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $37.56 $37.91 $78,860 2.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $26.93 $27.63 $57,470 8.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $33.40 $34.45 $71,650 3.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $38.52 $38.54 $80,160 3.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $20.39 $20.52 $42,680 8.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $20.40 $22.81 $47,440 5.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $18.97 $19.92 $41,440 2.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 90 $25.21 $22.74 $47,300 7.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $11.14 $12.56 $26,130 7.1 %
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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 860 $24.85 $24.54 $51,040 3.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 90 $30.85 $31.51 $65,540 4.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $23.20 $24.64 $51,260 9.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $17.48 $18.85 $39,200 5.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 370 $25.52 $24.21 $50,350 4.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $14.14 $15.36 $31,950 6.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 120 (8) (8) (8) (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 770 $19.08 $19.11 $39,740 4.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 40 $12.91 $12.77 $26,560 6.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 90 $19.06 $19.33 $40,210 4.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $19.35 $19.60 $40,760 3.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $19.36 $18.85 $39,210 6.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 $17.80 $19.26 $40,060 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $15.41 $16.80 $34,950 3.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $17.04 $18.11 $37,660 4.3 %
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Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 540 $30.91 $43.11 $89,670 12.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 330 $64.04 $59.71 $124,190 8.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $17.82 $18.40 $38,270 7.8 %
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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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 70 $11.82 $9.90 $20,590 15.0 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 640 $14.82 $18.55 $38,590 6.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $9.63 $10.07 $20,950 5.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $12.21 $13.52 $28,130 9.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $18.39 $20.06 $41,730 12.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $11.21 $13.09 $27,230 11.4 %
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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 4,830 $21.24 $24.49 $50,940 4.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $17.39 $15.54 $32,320 8.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $45.47 $42.76 $88,950 3.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $58.68 $65.82 $136,910 11.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,630 $23.77 $24.40 $50,760 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $28.83 $30.51 $63,470 4.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $34.33 $35.30 $73,430 4.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $20.36 $20.45 $42,540 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $29.06 $29.81 $62,010 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $31.16 $38.66 $80,420 16.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $21.70 $21.32 $44,340 5.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $11.28 $13.36 $27,790 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $29.67 $29.11 $60,540 12.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $9.42 $10.83 $22,530 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $20.55 $20.09 $41,790 3.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 160 $10.83 $11.43 $23,770 4.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $7.49 $7.77 $16,160 4.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $10.79 $11.14 $23,170 5.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $13.83 $13.80 $28,700 5.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 780 $13.59 $13.95 $29,010 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $10.39 $11.42 $23,760 8.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $11.13 $11.22 $23,330 3.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $32.36 $31.76 $66,070 2.9 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,340 $7.54 $8.01 $16,660 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 390 $6.92 $7.11 $14,790 4.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,180 $6.85 $7.08 $14,720 2.2 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 80 $8.52 $8.86 $18,440 2.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $19.30 $17.89 $37,220 11.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $8.12 $7.89 $16,410 6.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 120 $10.95 $10.61 $22,060 8.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $8.93 $9.58 $19,930 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $11.92 $12.20 $25,390 4.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.09 $9.05 $18,830 4.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $6.97 $7.81 $16,240 5.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 140 $8.97 $9.44 $19,640 5.8 %
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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 2,280 $11.84 $12.81 $26,650 3.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $22.95 $24.95 $51,890 5.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-2011 Fire Fighters 250 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 590 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9032 Security Guards 640 $9.60 $10.12 $21,060 3.1 %
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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 7,280 $6.76 $7.39 $15,370 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $13.61 $16.14 $33,560 10.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 520 $10.57 $11.38 $23,670 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 770 $6.46 $6.60 $13,730 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 390 $8.45 $8.76 $18,230 4.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $6.56 $6.67 $13,880 8.3 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $9.84 $9.67 $20,120 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 910 $6.72 $6.97 $14,500 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 410 $6.54 $6.72 $13,980 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 910 $6.64 $6.90 $14,350 3.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 150 $6.50 $6.76 $14,060 4.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,360 $6.56 $6.84 $14,220 2.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $6.59 $6.68 $13,890 6.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $6.72 $6.75 $14,050 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $7.33 $7.46 $15,530 4.5 %
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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 2,600 $7.60 $8.41 $17,500 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $11.26 $12.85 $26,720 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $14.78 $16.21 $33,710 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,260 $7.74 $8.15 $16,960 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 690 $6.58 $6.88 $14,320 3.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $9.16 $10.60 $22,060 8.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 320 $8.75 $9.34 $19,420 3.4 %
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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 2,750 $6.77 $8.30 $17,260 4.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $13.48 $14.43 $30,020 4.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $6.75 $7.49 $15,580 9.1 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 730 $6.31 $6.32 $13,150 7.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $6.41 $6.80 $14,140 9.9 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 90 $7.29 $7.96 $16,560 9.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $8.94 $9.02 $18,760 5.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 430 $6.57 $6.78 $14,100 5.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 350 $6.40 $6.67 $13,870 4.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 190 $8.06 $8.66 $18,010 8.9 %
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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 9,410 $8.75 $11.57 $24,060 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 880 $13.26 $14.69 $30,560 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $18.62 $20.38 $42,390 5.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,620 $6.73 $7.13 $14,830 2.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $8.92 $10.10 $21,000 8.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $12.10 $12.71 $26,440 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,590 $9.29 $11.31 $23,520 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $13.28 $18.86 $39,230 13.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $16.31 $21.76 $45,270 12.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $41.01 $38.87 $80,850 9.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 70 $18.79 $18.47 $38,410 4.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $30.76 $31.37 $65,250 8.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 760 $19.17 $21.03 $43,740 4.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $15.81 $18.24 $37,940 14.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 110 $11.05 $12.33 $25,640 9.1 %
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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 13,020 $10.32 $11.44 $23,790 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 960 $14.56 $15.74 $32,740 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $8.46 $8.51 $17,690 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $10.74 $11.26 $23,420 4.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 200 $9.81 $10.29 $21,410 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,280 $13.32 $13.66 $28,420 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $12.85 $13.03 $27,090 3.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.34 $14.85 $30,890 5.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 410 $8.96 $9.24 $19,210 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 970 $9.66 $10.07 $20,940 1.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $17.56 $17.45 $36,290 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $7.92 $8.32 $17,310 4.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $8.77 $9.10 $18,920 4.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $9.19 $9.71 $20,190 4.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $11.43 $11.49 $23,890 2.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $11.38 $11.39 $23,700 4.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $10.34 $11.12 $23,130 5.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $12.86 $14.38 $29,910 4.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,080 $8.56 $9.00 $18,710 2.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 160 $11.42 $11.98 $24,920 3.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $6.85 $7.43 $15,450 4.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $12.16 $12.31 $25,600 4.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 240 $13.44 $13.91 $28,940 4.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $8.79 $9.53 $19,810 6.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $21.71 $21.38 $44,480 4.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $21.34 $21.17 $44,020 3.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 $21.40 $20.77 $43,200 4.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $26.11 $26.36 $54,830 6.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 330 $10.76 $12.91 $26,860 7.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 850 $8.08 $8.94 $18,590 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $13.50 $14.72 $30,610 5.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 530 $14.56 $14.94 $31,070 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 $15.03 $14.19 $29,520 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 130 $9.11 $9.85 $20,490 8.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,530 $9.79 $10.08 $20,960 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $9.90 $10.01 $20,810 4.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $9.57 $9.15 $19,040 17.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 30 $12.42 $13.43 $27,930 8.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 100 $7.14 $7.36 $15,310 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,540 $7.71 $8.45 $17,570 2.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $13.22 $13.24 $27,550 4.3 %
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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 (8) $12.96 $13.48 $28,040 7.5 %
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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 8,440 $14.49 $15.76 $32,770 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 610 $22.71 $23.72 $49,340 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $17.08 $16.72 $34,770 6.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,080 $14.75 $14.69 $30,550 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 290 $13.66 $14.26 $29,670 9.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,250 $10.23 $10.71 $22,280 2.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 650 $18.17 $17.79 $37,000 6.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 620 $18.90 $18.37 $38,220 3.9 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 240 $15.32 $14.92 $31,030 9.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 620 $13.48 $13.38 $27,820 4.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $10.14 $11.75 $24,440 8.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 690 $18.30 $18.13 $37,720 4.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $18.34 $17.93 $37,300 8.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $14.46 $14.24 $29,620 4.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 440 $19.65 $21.19 $44,070 8.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 150 $11.56 $11.41 $23,740 9.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $10.07 $10.46 $21,750 6.5 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 70 $9.93 $9.94 $20,670 3.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $12.37 $12.50 $25,990 5.4 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 40 $9.30 $10.32 $21,470 13.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $23.39 $23.85 $49,600 6.4 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (8) $14.59 $15.14 $31,480 5.1 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $10.68 $10.48 $21,800 14.6 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (8) $10.66 $14.56 $30,290 25.8 %
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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 4,640 $16.29 $17.52 $36,450 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 440 $23.86 $25.46 $52,960 3.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $19.22 $19.27 $40,090 7.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $26.38 $24.72 $51,420 3.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $18.52 $19.75 $41,080 4.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 470 $12.58 $13.68 $28,460 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $16.63 $17.62 $36,650 4.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $17.06 $17.68 $36,770 4.2 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) $10.53 $11.36 $23,630 9.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $8.39 $8.48 $17,640 5.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $16.43 $16.87 $35,080 2.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 250 $18.46 $20.35 $42,340 7.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,320 $13.63 $15.08 $31,370 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $14.52 $16.45 $34,220 7.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $18.63 $18.97 $39,450 11.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $14.79 $16.41 $34,140 2.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $8.60 $9.19 $19,110 4.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $12.80 $15.12 $31,440 4.9 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,060 $20.08 $19.68 $40,930 5.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 450 $28.37 $27.10 $56,370 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 240 $9.45 $10.35 $21,520 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $9.29 $9.49 $19,740 5.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $8.24 $9.08 $18,880 3.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 300 $22.31 $20.49 $42,620 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 470 $19.43 $19.18 $39,900 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 240 $6.48 $6.54 $13,610 3.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $6.34 $6.20 $12,890 4.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $12.67 $13.34 $27,740 3.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 950 $26.10 $26.13 $54,340 3.1 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 240 $22.34 $22.28 $46,340 5.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.34 $14.69 $30,550 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 300 $17.16 $19.24 $40,020 10.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $12.32 $12.49 $25,980 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $8.80 $12.60 $26,210 15.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $17.91 $18.69 $38,870 4.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 170 $14.80 $14.58 $30,320 5.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 230 $12.80 $14.46 $30,080 3.8 %
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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 7,140 $11.02 $13.30 $27,650 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $18.21 $21.02 $43,730 7.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $21.83 $25.91 $53,880 7.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 140 (4) (4) $53,880 11.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 110 $10.28 $10.90 $22,670 9.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,250 $14.53 $15.73 $32,710 6.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 640 $9.81 $10.13 $21,070 4.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.04 $8.91 $18,540 3.0 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 220 $17.08 $18.89 $39,290 8.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 160 $29.30 $29.33 $61,010 2.5 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (8) $23.40 $26.07 $54,220 3.6 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 150 $7.14 $7.56 $15,730 3.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $18.24 $17.36 $36,120 3.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 240 $13.25 $13.56 $28,200 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $7.27 $7.79 $16,200 4.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,290 $9.77 $10.60 $22,050 4.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 210 $6.38 $6.43 $13,380 2.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $10.38 $10.70 $22,250 4.8 %

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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