Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Modesto, CA



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Modesto, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Modesto, CA (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 167,260 $14.21 $17.62 $36,650 1.1 %
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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 6,170 $36.34 $39.91 $83,020 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 260 (5) $73.91 $153,720 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,100 $39.99 $44.85 $93,280 1.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $33,780 5.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $16.72 $19.91 $41,420 7.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 $32.30 $37.46 $77,910 6.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 350 $40.34 $47.15 $98,080 5.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $31.35 $31.33 $65,160 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $44.61 $48.99 $101,900 7.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 420 $33.81 $37.53 $78,060 2.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $34.54 $35.42 $73,680 10.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $45.60 $46.28 $96,270 5.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 190 $36.61 $38.34 $79,750 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $31.31 $32.32 $67,230 4.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $33.97 $35.00 $72,790 4.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $40.37 $42.24 $87,870 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $22.31 $23.89 $49,700 7.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $89,700 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 180 $39.74 $41.44 $86,190 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $42.61 $43.75 $91,000 4.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 330 $19.40 $20.59 $42,830 3.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $16.58 $18.30 $38,060 8.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $35.43 $35.34 $73,510 3.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 300 $11.90 $19.49 $40,540 18.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 180 $24.61 $26.29 $54,690 5.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $38.34 $37.53 $78,070 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 4,740 $23.93 $26.08 $54,240 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 $19.79 $23.27 $48,410 4.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $21.20 $21.81 $45,360 2.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 190 $26.04 $24.87 $51,740 4.5 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (8) $26.00 $26.12 $54,330 8.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $22.22 $22.95 $47,740 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 350 $24.97 $26.38 $54,870 5.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $16.86 $17.70 $36,810 3.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $23.51 $24.28 $50,500 3.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $22.36 $23.04 $47,930 5.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 210 $24.04 $24.77 $51,520 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $28.50 $31.63 $65,780 10.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 910 $21.07 $22.36 $46,500 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 960 $24.81 $25.47 $52,980 1.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $22.98 $22.93 $47,680 4.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $22.60 $25.34 $52,700 4.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 $32.63 $36.87 $76,680 10.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $30.58 $30.00 $62,400 4.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $31.27 $43.15 $89,750 26.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 620 $27.48 $32.22 $67,020 7.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $16.16 $16.61 $34,540 5.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $24.06 $36.81 $76,560 28.5 %
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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 950 $28.04 $29.33 $61,010 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $27.94 $30.73 $63,920 5.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 110 $42.86 $39.89 $82,970 5.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $19.84 $20.08 $41,760 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $31.45 $31.24 $64,970 5.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $23.28 $26.55 $55,220 3.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $34.84 $35.82 $74,500 4.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $26.04 $24.89 $51,770 6.2 %
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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 1,460 $26.84 $32.55 $67,710 10.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $30.40 $29.88 $62,150 9.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $30.78 $32.81 $68,240 2.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 150 $31.72 $33.44 $69,560 6.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $35.23 $35.87 $74,610 4.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 160 $30.45 $33.09 $68,820 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 170 $18.11 $18.90 $39,320 4.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $25.31 $26.08 $54,250 6.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 110 $20.34 $23.48 $48,830 4.2 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 40 $19.29 $21.52 $44,760 6.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $27.39 $28.75 $59,800 4.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $26.65 $26.34 $54,790 3.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 $22.66 $21.55 $44,830 9.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $18.53 $18.60 $38,690 3.2 %
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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 870 $24.67 $26.21 $54,520 5.6 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 30 $21.87 $30.38 $63,200 17.0 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2031 Chemists (8) $25.69 $30.84 $64,150 8.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $28.74 $30.24 $62,890 6.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 180 $31.08 $31.15 $64,800 13.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $26.07 $26.78 $55,710 2.3 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 140 $11.01 $13.14 $27,320 4.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $13.68 $14.65 $30,480 14.1 %
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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 2,600 $17.56 $19.85 $41,280 3.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $16.44 $17.36 $36,110 11.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 420 $25.42 $26.21 $54,520 5.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $15.54 $17.34 $36,070 13.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $28.77 $29.01 $60,340 3.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $15.93 $15.83 $32,930 4.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 150 $10.61 $14.47 $30,090 8.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 470 $13.16 $13.39 $27,860 3.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 120 $20.13 $22.00 $45,750 6.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $24.69 $22.85 $47,520 6.2 %
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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 770 $23.65 $33.59 $69,860 8.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 300 $50.08 $52.36 $108,910 7.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $20.91 $20.92 $43,510 2.5 %
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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 13,020 $23.28 $24.14 $50,220 2.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $14.70 $17.42 $36,240 12.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 370 $11.82 $14.06 $29,240 6.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 (4) (4) $52,630 3.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,410 (4) (4) $57,170 2.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,000 (4) (4) $60,810 3.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,040 (4) (4) $62,520 3.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 170 (4) (4) $64,440 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $58,630 5.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $65,650 5.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 270 $21.94 $22.02 $45,810 12.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 $10.75 $16.37 $34,050 14.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 2,240 (4) (4) $43,160 8.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $26.81 $26.62 $55,380 3.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $14.19 $14.68 $30,540 4.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (8) $36.00 $34.70 $72,180 4.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,130 (4) (4) $26,990 1.4 %
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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 1,840 $13.58 $17.35 $36,090 9.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $8.66 $9.42 $19,590 4.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $18.34 $19.27 $40,090 6.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $12.36 $13.09 $27,230 2.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 290 (4) (4) $30,300 7.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $14.63 $15.96 $33,200 2.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $19.88 $21.68 $45,100 4.3 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $21.54 $23.67 $49,240 2.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) $14.50 $22.98 $47,810 18.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.50 $11.67 $24,270 11.7 %
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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 8,010 $31.42 $34.01 $70,730 2.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $54.35 $57.65 $119,900 13.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $27.48 $26.80 $55,750 4.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $54.40 $54.32 $112,980 2.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 150 (5) $76.46 $159,030 12.6 %
29-1063 Internists, General 70 (5) $77.33 $160,840 9.6 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 15.7 %
29-1067 Surgeons 50 (5) $83.69 $174,070 9.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $70.33 $146,280 10.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $46.44 $44.89 $93,360 11.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,190 $35.45 $36.15 $75,200 1.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $33.93 $38.59 $80,270 6.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $40.28 $40.23 $83,670 5.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 250 $27.95 $28.45 $59,170 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $33.21 $36.99 $76,930 5.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $38.76 $41.59 $86,500 8.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $30.09 $29.69 $61,750 3.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $20.49 $21.92 $45,590 4.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 270 $44.36 $38.14 $79,330 19.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $30.70 $30.97 $64,420 2.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $28.57 $28.34 $58,940 3.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $11.37 $12.74 $26,510 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 360 $15.82 $15.55 $32,340 1.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $22.44 $22.96 $47,750 5.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 140 $13.31 $13.95 $29,010 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 750 $21.49 $22.13 $46,040 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $11.60 $12.65 $26,320 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $15.28 $15.28 $31,790 5.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 280 $19.01 $20.07 $41,740 3.3 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 120 $21.36 $23.44 $48,760 2.5 %
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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 4,670 $11.40 $12.37 $25,730 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 540 $8.35 $8.90 $18,520 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,550 $10.71 $11.35 $23,620 3.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $22.18 $21.66 $45,050 7.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $25.25 $25.11 $52,220 2.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $11.46 $13.63 $28,340 13.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 720 $13.25 $13.47 $28,010 5.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 810 $11.52 $12.47 $25,930 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $19.59 $18.75 $38,990 3.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $10.21 $10.46 $21,750 3.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.41 $10.11 $21,020 3.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 490 $13.66 $14.22 $29,570 2.7 %
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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 2,360 $15.69 $17.41 $36,220 8.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $15.54 $16.37 $34,050 6.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $29.68 $27.79 $57,790 4.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 930 $8.33 $9.50 $19,760 4.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 130 $14.63 $14.35 $29,840 4.2 %
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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 14,550 $8.09 $8.82 $18,350 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $19.40 $19.62 $40,800 5.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,110 $10.83 $12.06 $25,080 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,640 $7.58 $7.71 $16,040 1.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 400 $12.05 $12.13 $25,220 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 930 $10.27 $10.34 $21,510 1.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 260 $9.46 $9.38 $19,510 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,000 $9.26 $10.03 $20,870 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 340 $7.97 $7.99 $16,610 1.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,330 $7.81 $8.17 $16,990 1.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,320 $8.03 $8.30 $17,250 2.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,530 $7.73 $8.15 $16,950 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $8.22 $8.36 $17,380 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 540 $7.46 $7.63 $15,870 1.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 580 $7.83 $7.91 $16,450 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 410 $7.78 $7.76 $16,150 1.5 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 50 $7.45 $8.29 $17,240 6.6 %
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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 5,230 $10.19 $11.59 $24,110 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 $15.60 $15.55 $32,350 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $22.81 $22.43 $46,660 3.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,630 $9.73 $10.78 $22,420 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $8.28 $8.48 $17,630 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 250 $16.25 $16.54 $34,400 5.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,270 $10.78 $12.12 $25,210 2.6 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,650 $8.78 $10.19 $21,180 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 170 $14.40 $16.13 $33,540 5.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $10.22 $11.80 $24,540 18.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 140 $7.96 $8.22 $17,090 3.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 290 $7.80 $8.05 $16,750 2.8 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 30 $9.39 $9.28 $19,300 2.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $10.61 $10.70 $22,260 4.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 370 $8.33 $9.55 $19,850 8.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 620 $8.61 $9.33 $19,400 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 290 $9.48 $9.34 $19,430 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 210 $8.87 $12.37 $25,720 7.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 280 $9.17 $9.94 $20,670 3.5 %
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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 18,080 $10.66 $14.58 $30,320 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,660 $16.58 $18.49 $38,450 2.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $28.65 $32.53 $67,660 7.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,120 $8.65 $10.18 $21,170 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 980 $10.05 $12.25 $25,490 4.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 390 $14.03 $15.12 $31,460 9.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,300 $9.08 $10.93 $22,730 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $25.98 $26.56 $55,240 10.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $22.03 $29.71 $61,800 14.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 220 $19.42 $30.28 $62,980 20.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $12.62 $13.01 $27,060 4.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 400 $20.08 $22.65 $47,110 4.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 $32.75 $37.53 $78,050 8.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,370 $24.18 $28.58 $59,440 4.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $31.57 $28.83 $59,960 13.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $48.90 $54.24 $112,810 21.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 390 $10.46 $10.70 $22,250 5.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $17.96 $18.68 $38,860 6.7 %
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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 26,920 $13.49 $14.34 $29,820 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,790 $20.26 $21.09 $43,870 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $11.48 $12.29 $25,570 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 510 $14.70 $15.10 $31,400 4.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 960 $12.41 $12.96 $26,950 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,170 $15.22 $15.45 $32,130 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 330 $15.27 $15.47 $32,180 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $19.98 $18.49 $38,460 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 710 $11.49 $11.86 $24,660 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,260 $15.83 $16.29 $33,880 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 410 $9.76 $10.89 $22,640 5.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $8.52 $8.84 $18,400 3.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 250 $16.18 $16.76 $34,870 5.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 240 $16.28 $17.00 $35,360 4.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $14.83 $16.14 $33,570 9.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 380 $11.32 $12.05 $25,070 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $16.33 $15.89 $33,050 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,570 $10.30 $10.91 $22,680 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 490 $12.53 $12.69 $26,390 3.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $12.18 $12.62 $26,250 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 280 $18.50 $19.29 $40,120 2.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $22.69 $22.59 $46,980 2.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $20.94 $20.46 $42,550 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 450 $21.29 $21.05 $43,790 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 330 $17.35 $18.44 $38,360 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 780 $13.69 $14.23 $29,590 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,420 $9.92 $10.88 $22,630 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 230 $9.34 $10.87 $22,610 6.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,160 $18.09 $18.63 $38,740 1.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 230 $17.38 $18.91 $39,320 8.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 710 $14.10 $13.66 $28,410 6.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,390 $13.96 $14.18 $29,490 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $16.61 $16.94 $35,230 3.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 550 $13.53 $13.74 $28,590 4.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 $14.92 $15.37 $31,970 4.9 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 200 $14.08 $14.74 $30,660 5.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $8.63 $8.76 $18,210 3.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,610 $11.89 $12.59 $26,180 3.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $9.61 $9.80 $20,390 4.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 800 $9.15 $10.92 $22,710 11.5 %
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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 5,640 $7.95 $8.74 $18,190 1.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 280 $12.55 $15.75 $32,760 11.7 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 $21.80 $20.94 $43,560 2.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 240 $7.62 $8.46 $17,600 8.0 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 140 $10.60 $10.71 $22,270 2.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 4,630 $7.80 $8.08 $16,810 1.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 250 $8.16 $8.32 $17,300 3.4 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 50 $15.89 $17.00 $35,370 20.0 %
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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 11,600 $20.73 $20.78 $43,210 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 940 $25.82 $26.66 $55,460 4.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $16.71 $18.57 $38,630 9.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,980 $22.94 $20.94 $43,560 3.3 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $22.94 $20.34 $42,310 14.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 210 $22.03 $22.39 $46,580 4.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 410 $13.10 $14.11 $29,350 7.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,750 $14.18 $15.24 $31,710 5.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $19.91 $20.32 $42,270 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 $27.99 $28.81 $59,920 5.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,210 $24.92 $23.75 $49,400 4.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 150 $25.54 $25.56 $53,170 4.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 790 $27.19 $26.88 $55,910 4.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 750 $15.85 $17.31 $36,010 6.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $18.55 $21.04 $43,770 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 640 $21.58 $22.94 $47,710 6.5 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 390 $24.24 $24.73 $51,440 8.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 450 $23.61 $22.36 $46,500 5.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 290 $20.65 $22.35 $46,490 7.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 90 $13.56 $15.57 $32,380 15.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 230 $10.43 $10.99 $22,850 2.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 110 $11.24 $11.44 $23,800 2.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $17.80 $18.53 $38,540 3.8 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $15.92 $15.43 $32,100 11.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $12.86 $17.88 $37,180 6.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 160 $23.66 $25.10 $52,210 5.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $17.18 $15.94 $33,150 5.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $10.17 $10.53 $21,910 6.1 %
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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 6,690 $18.57 $19.33 $40,210 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 560 $25.12 $26.35 $54,800 3.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $14.27 $15.99 $33,260 6.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 620 $26.24 $24.80 $51,590 9.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $17.37 $21.42 $44,540 3.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $12.58 $13.51 $28,110 11.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $21.93 $21.05 $43,780 5.1 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (8) $11.92 $12.87 $26,760 17.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 840 $17.88 $18.44 $38,360 5.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $19.54 $19.77 $41,120 2.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 170 $17.32 $16.06 $33,410 5.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $22.34 $24.42 $50,780 7.1 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 80 $14.85 $16.09 $33,470 12.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 260 $10.84 $11.21 $23,310 5.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $20.84 $21.31 $44,320 7.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 100 $18.33 $20.84 $43,340 13.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 280 $20.95 $21.26 $44,210 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,640 $17.09 $17.17 $35,720 1.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 $20.93 $19.66 $40,890 11.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 160 $24.12 $22.58 $46,960 6.6 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 50 $20.98 $20.73 $43,120 6.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $15.33 $16.20 $33,700 3.9 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 50 $14.58 $14.56 $30,280 8.9 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers (8) $14.23 $15.01 $31,220 4.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $12.13 $12.22 $25,410 3.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 100 $15.55 $17.07 $35,510 7.1 %
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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 14,370 $13.13 $14.42 $29,990 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 870 $21.85 $23.44 $48,750 1.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 180 $12.08 $12.65 $26,310 4.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $14.78 $15.17 $31,550 5.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,550 $12.54 $12.91 $26,850 3.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 700 $10.48 $11.11 $23,110 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 180 $11.58 $11.98 $24,920 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 240 $16.35 $15.47 $32,170 4.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 120 $11.71 $12.59 $26,180 6.5 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 270 $9.69 $9.45 $19,650 3.3 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 330 $8.55 $10.52 $21,880 6.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 540 $15.09 $15.28 $31,780 3.8 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $14.25 $14.30 $29,750 4.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $16.10 $16.37 $34,040 4.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $21.68 $21.27 $44,240 5.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $18.32 $18.78 $39,060 5.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $11.98 $12.05 $25,070 8.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 180 $16.58 $16.65 $34,640 2.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $16.99 $17.02 $35,410 3.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $23.77 $22.01 $45,780 5.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 640 $14.98 $15.27 $31,760 2.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.56 $13.76 $28,620 12.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 80 $10.80 $11.05 $22,990 6.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $13.45 $14.20 $29,530 6.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $17.12 $18.82 $39,160 9.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 250 $18.60 $18.11 $37,670 3.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $8.68 $8.71 $18,120 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $9.01 $9.00 $18,720 2.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $10.64 $10.94 $22,750 5.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 190 $11.80 $12.55 $26,100 5.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 180 $10.60 $11.25 $23,390 3.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $23.40 $23.51 $48,900 4.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $19.05 $19.16 $39,850 4.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $18.51 $17.29 $35,970 7.5 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $11.29 $11.51 $23,930 3.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $16.40 $15.65 $32,550 3.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.82 $16.01 $33,290 6.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 600 $15.26 $15.10 $31,410 6.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 70 $17.67 $19.00 $39,520 9.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,970 $11.70 $13.23 $27,530 5.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $23.72 $24.52 $50,990 7.2 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 30 $13.44 $13.34 $27,740 6.1 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $12.85 $14.31 $29,760 10.2 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 70 $10.41 $11.03 $22,950 5.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $16.82 $16.62 $34,560 6.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 720 $9.69 $11.26 $23,430 4.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 960 $8.46 $8.91 $18,540 4.2 %
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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 14,070 $12.74 $13.74 $28,580 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $18.84 $19.65 $40,880 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $25.85 $25.39 $52,810 2.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $12.87 $13.12 $27,300 5.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 240 $13.81 $14.27 $29,690 5.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 860 $10.57 $12.09 $25,160 4.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,050 $17.34 $17.83 $37,080 2.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,080 $11.28 $11.95 $24,860 3.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $8.83 $9.07 $18,870 3.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 90 $8.43 $8.70 $18,100 3.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 200 $8.42 $9.07 $18,870 3.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $17.25 $17.31 $36,010 3.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $22.80 $20.60 $42,850 8.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,510 $15.74 $15.37 $31,970 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 720 $9.48 $10.47 $21,770 4.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,480 $9.93 $11.05 $22,990 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 100 $17.79 $15.77 $32,800 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,370 $8.97 $10.55 $21,940 5.7 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) $11.34 $11.60 $24,120 3.7 %

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.

(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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