Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Salinas, 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 Salinas, 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 Salinas, 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 158,090 $13.57 $18.24 $37,940 2.6 %
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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 6,270 $37.68 $42.33 $88,040 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 270 (5) $76.10 $158,290 4.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,010 $40.89 $46.59 $96,910 2.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $35.68 $36.81 $76,570 3.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 160 $43.93 $53.23 $110,720 8.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 390 $41.61 $47.93 $99,690 5.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $31.26 $37.09 $77,140 10.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 240 $31.15 $33.35 $69,370 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $52.95 $57.50 $119,590 10.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 470 $36.47 $39.34 $81,830 2.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 $33.35 $35.10 $73,010 5.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $42.32 $47.68 $99,170 10.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $29.82 $32.22 $67,030 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $31.24 $35.95 $74,770 6.4 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 60 $24.69 $26.86 $55,870 2.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $40.48 $40.65 $84,550 5.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $21.49 $22.87 $47,570 4.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $88,130 3.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 200 $40.14 $40.61 $84,460 4.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $52.31 $54.47 $113,300 7.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 350 $20.38 $21.62 $44,970 2.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 130 $27.79 $30.87 $64,210 7.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $45.66 $43.12 $89,700 8.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 70 $59.67 $61.09 $127,070 11.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 290 $14.17 $18.19 $37,840 11.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $25.19 $28.14 $58,520 4.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 180 $37.83 $40.74 $84,740 3.0 %
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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 4,830 $24.72 $28.77 $59,840 2.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (8) $20.79 $21.66 $45,040 16.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $22.19 $23.98 $49,880 3.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $21.83 $24.40 $50,750 3.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $27.09 $28.03 $58,310 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $23.27 $25.47 $52,970 4.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $30.04 $30.55 $63,550 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $22.51 $25.83 $53,730 9.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $24.19 $25.09 $52,180 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $22.87 $22.73 $47,280 4.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 150 $27.50 $29.46 $61,280 4.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $29.43 $30.00 $62,400 6.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 410 $29.04 $37.74 $78,500 10.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $20.46 $20.50 $42,640 4.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,580 $22.22 $24.44 $50,840 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 830 $25.97 $29.84 $62,070 5.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $31.67 $30.95 $64,380 7.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $36.11 $42.20 $87,780 13.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 120 $35.77 $46.08 $95,840 10.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (8) $29.70 $38.05 $79,140 7.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $14.17 $13.75 $28,590 8.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $25.59 $26.59 $55,310 9.7 %
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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 1,850 $33.35 $34.74 $72,270 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 220 $35.80 $37.98 $79,000 4.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $39.98 $46.17 $96,030 7.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $45.55 $44.69 $92,950 7.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 320 $20.31 $21.66 $45,060 4.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 300 $35.93 $36.10 $75,090 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 70 $26.16 $28.23 $58,730 5.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $32.49 $33.15 $68,940 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $28.79 $27.66 $57,540 5.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 460 $37.47 $39.01 $81,140 2.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 $53.16 $46.94 $97,630 12.1 %
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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 1,120 $30.46 $31.01 $64,510 2.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $33.61 $33.62 $69,940 5.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $33.50 $32.91 $68,450 4.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $38.09 $37.09 $77,150 4.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 $35.21 $35.81 $74,480 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $36.15 $35.27 $73,360 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $38.41 $38.47 $80,030 6.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 70 $43.03 $43.69 $90,880 4.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $20.85 $22.32 $46,430 5.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $24.75 $24.96 $51,910 5.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 70 $26.96 $26.83 $55,810 5.0 %
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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 1,160 $26.24 $30.14 $62,680 8.9 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 100 $31.79 $32.55 $67,700 4.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $33.99 $35.14 $73,090 4.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $25.01 $26.56 $55,240 5.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $26.25 $27.10 $56,360 10.3 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 90 $14.73 $14.68 $30,540 7.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $18.59 $19.53 $40,630 5.9 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations (8) $19.66 $22.48 $46,750 6.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $15.10 $14.19 $29,510 3.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $21.95 $24.09 $50,100 4.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 130 $15.41 $20.24 $42,090 20.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $16.05 $18.94 $39,390 3.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $17.66 $19.97 $41,540 14.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $29.80 $30.33 $63,090 6.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $19.79 $19.38 $40,320 4.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 $21.46 $23.50 $48,880 8.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 120 $17.50 $22.16 $46,080 12.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 390 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $21.07 $22.17 $46,120 7.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 60 $27.02 $28.48 $59,240 7.1 %
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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 870 $34.98 $40.50 $84,230 6.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 410 $44.90 $49.98 $103,950 9.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 70 (5) $69.29 $144,120 2.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 220 $23.22 $24.80 $51,590 9.3 %
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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 11,290 $24.21 $26.08 $54,240 6.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 280 $12.76 $14.03 $29,180 8.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 210 (4) (4) $53,250 4.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,130 (4) (4) $54,140 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,000 (4) (4) $58,010 3.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,140 (4) (4) $54,360 4.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 (4) (4) $58,080 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $63,460 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $61,410 2.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 250 $13.48 $17.17 $35,710 17.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 2,470 (4) (4) $67,730 11.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $26.80 $27.52 $57,240 3.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 210 $18.52 $17.15 $35,660 4.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $36.33 $33.51 $69,690 6.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,820 (4) (4) $25,740 3.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 70 $19.67 $20.45 $42,540 6.1 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,120 $21.00 $24.70 $51,380 5.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $13.42 $14.12 $29,360 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 430 $24.87 $27.06 $56,290 2.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $25.09 $24.18 $50,280 4.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 80 $21.79 $22.73 $47,270 3.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $38,020 7.8 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers (8) $26.19 $24.70 $51,370 10.6 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $15.76 $17.44 $36,270 7.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $19.58 $19.54 $40,640 1.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 160 $21.09 $24.86 $51,710 11.8 %
27-3041 Editors 110 $23.87 $27.23 $56,630 8.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $25.00 $24.66 $51,280 5.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $25.91 $34.17 $71,060 23.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 270 $18.00 $21.26 $44,220 7.6 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $18.69 $19.91 $41,400 4.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $19.98 $20.65 $42,960 4.8 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 5,880 $34.90 $37.62 $78,250 4.3 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 $37.84 $35.45 $73,730 24.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $57.30 $61.73 $128,410 7.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $29.59 $29.30 $60,940 4.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $55.68 $58.02 $120,690 7.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 $69.21 $69.86 $145,310 7.1 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) $58.57 $70.19 $145,990 27.5 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 70 $55.70 $59.22 $123,180 10.6 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 30 $35.79 $48.12 $100,080 23.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 (5) $79.18 $164,680 10.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $37.09 $37.31 $77,610 6.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,130 $41.03 $40.83 $84,920 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $37.50 $36.01 $74,910 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $36.74 $41.70 $86,730 4.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $32.71 $32.62 $67,840 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $40.56 $43.62 $90,730 9.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $35.52 $34.51 $71,780 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $50.25 $48.84 $101,580 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 $32.32 $32.35 $67,290 3.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $20.12 $19.51 $40,590 15.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $18.48 $18.81 $39,120 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $24.77 $24.04 $50,010 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $17.77 $17.20 $35,770 6.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 540 $22.86 $23.98 $49,880 3.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $17.87 $18.33 $38,120 4.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $8.44 $10.73 $22,310 20.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 90 $19.70 $20.45 $42,530 4.0 %
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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 3,420 $13.63 $14.89 $30,980 4.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 560 $9.78 $9.77 $20,320 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 790 $11.89 $13.02 $27,070 8.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $25.44 $25.32 $52,670 2.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $15.74 $15.17 $31,550 4.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 230 $20.76 $20.91 $43,500 7.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 550 $16.63 $17.04 $35,450 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 680 $14.81 $16.82 $34,990 8.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $22.15 $21.87 $45,490 4.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $10.00 $10.32 $21,470 4.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 120 $14.21 $14.43 $30,020 6.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 210 $13.12 $13.19 $27,430 4.1 %
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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 4,960 $26.55 $25.85 $53,760 5.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $44.50 $45.29 $94,200 4.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 140 $31.36 $35.49 $73,830 7.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $22.64 $23.18 $48,220 5.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 500 $26.02 $25.66 $53,370 4.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 750 $29.66 $30.00 $62,410 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 840 $10.44 $11.48 $23,880 4.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 240 $15.08 $16.00 $33,280 6.7 %
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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 14,420 $8.50 $9.84 $20,470 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 190 $21.66 $22.57 $46,950 3.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 840 $13.15 $14.11 $29,350 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,070 $7.99 $8.23 $17,110 1.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $12.27 $13.28 $27,630 4.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,350 $10.89 $11.10 $23,080 2.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 230 $10.21 $10.42 $21,680 4.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,340 $8.46 $9.11 $18,960 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 510 $10.27 $11.16 $23,210 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,200 $8.16 $8.82 $18,350 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 870 $8.36 $9.40 $19,560 5.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,800 $7.98 $9.47 $19,700 5.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 370 $8.20 $8.95 $18,620 3.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 920 $7.95 $8.22 $17,110 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 920 $8.35 $8.85 $18,400 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 450 $8.54 $8.93 $18,570 1.6 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other (8) $8.51 $9.02 $18,750 4.1 %
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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 5,910 $10.83 $12.02 $25,000 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $15.72 $17.19 $35,760 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 220 $21.75 $25.05 $52,100 6.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,190 $10.87 $11.59 $24,110 4.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,590 $9.84 $9.77 $20,320 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $16.64 $16.75 $34,840 5.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,490 $11.58 $11.91 $24,760 2.5 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $11.83 $12.05 $25,060 5.3 %
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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 2,520 $10.00 $12.08 $25,120 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 160 $15.71 $17.56 $36,520 4.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $9.38 $9.21 $19,160 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 220 $9.12 $9.79 $20,360 3.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $11.86 $12.30 $25,590 6.0 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 180 $8.41 $9.55 $19,860 4.6 %
39-6012 Concierges 60 $11.54 $11.69 $24,320 3.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $10.01 $11.38 $23,670 11.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 410 $9.87 $10.36 $21,550 2.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 280 $9.77 $9.81 $20,410 2.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 290 $13.96 $19.67 $40,910 12.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $10.04 $12.87 $26,770 8.9 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 30 $9.54 $10.00 $20,800 3.8 %
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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 15,560 $10.91 $16.13 $33,550 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,420 $17.58 $19.35 $40,250 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $23.38 $27.27 $56,720 7.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,920 $8.82 $10.02 $20,850 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,230 $8.55 $10.01 $20,820 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 360 $15.87 $15.99 $33,270 4.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,320 $10.00 $11.53 $23,980 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $20.20 $24.79 $51,560 9.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $25.38 $29.81 $62,010 21.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 210 $40.49 $47.96 $99,760 10.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $14.45 $15.65 $32,560 12.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 680 $21.28 $24.08 $50,080 4.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $41.04 $43.42 $90,310 12.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,190 $36.70 $40.90 $85,080 5.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers 120 $12.89 $12.94 $26,910 4.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 240 $16.14 $18.16 $37,770 10.7 %
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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 21,640 $15.16 $16.00 $33,270 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,500 $22.67 $24.07 $50,060 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 270 $12.13 $12.48 $25,970 6.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $17.37 $18.31 $38,090 4.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 530 $16.36 $16.55 $34,430 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,900 $17.35 $17.64 $36,700 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 350 $17.21 $17.75 $36,920 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $17.94 $18.30 $38,050 6.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 470 $12.50 $12.77 $26,550 3.0 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $17.40 $19.02 $39,560 6.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,220 $15.06 $15.82 $32,900 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 280 $10.32 $10.82 $22,510 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 550 $12.13 $11.97 $24,900 4.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $13.18 $13.12 $27,280 7.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $14.83 $15.72 $32,700 5.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $15.73 $15.36 $31,950 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 330 $15.02 $15.01 $31,220 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 210 $19.93 $19.49 $40,530 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,200 $11.81 $12.71 $26,450 3.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 100 $13.27 $13.84 $28,780 3.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 380 $15.71 $15.94 $33,160 8.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 80 $22.56 $23.69 $49,270 5.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $16.04 $15.62 $32,490 4.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $15.62 $16.65 $34,620 5.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 $20.95 $20.47 $42,580 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 320 $21.47 $21.09 $43,870 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 $21.50 $20.51 $42,660 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $18.96 $18.79 $39,090 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 770 $12.69 $13.30 $27,670 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,330 $10.07 $11.42 $23,760 3.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 $9.77 $10.24 $21,310 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,680 $18.39 $18.93 $39,370 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 210 $20.75 $20.64 $42,920 3.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 640 $15.81 $17.14 $35,650 6.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 820 $15.39 $15.56 $32,370 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 $23.04 $23.24 $48,340 4.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $13.45 $13.85 $28,810 4.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 330 $15.59 $16.90 $35,150 5.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $15.37 $16.11 $33,520 6.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 90 $8.73 $10.09 $20,980 7.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,660 $11.96 $12.46 $25,910 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $11.42 $14.02 $29,160 18.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 630 $10.82 $12.27 $25,520 5.8 %
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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 24,070 $8.27 $8.92 $18,550 1.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 630 $17.92 $18.59 $38,670 3.3 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors (8) $16.17 $17.97 $37,380 4.2 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 130 $17.45 $19.69 $40,960 14.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 2,440 $9.44 $9.29 $19,320 5.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 420 $8.92 $11.04 $22,960 4.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 19,410 $8.13 $8.39 $17,450 1.2 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 60 $11.40 $11.86 $24,670 2.5 %
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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 6,490 $21.83 $22.01 $45,780 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $32.16 $32.30 $67,190 1.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $22.90 $24.62 $51,200 3.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,180 $23.81 $23.88 $49,680 4.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $18.87 $19.41 $40,370 3.8 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (8) $17.04 $18.18 $37,820 4.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $18.77 $20.49 $42,620 16.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $25.17 $24.04 $49,990 4.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,270 $15.33 $17.24 $35,870 5.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $26.92 $26.87 $55,880 3.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 120 $29.76 $27.48 $57,150 4.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 490 $26.87 $26.38 $54,860 7.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 590 $19.59 $19.38 $40,310 3.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $23.26 $20.34 $42,310 14.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $17.40 $18.44 $38,350 7.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 190 $20.88 $20.14 $41,890 3.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $29.13 $27.02 $56,200 9.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $30.36 $28.60 $59,480 8.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $13.76 $14.73 $30,630 13.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $17.61 $17.67 $36,750 3.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $26.25 $27.46 $57,110 4.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) $20.49 $21.02 $43,710 7.8 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $16.35 $15.99 $33,270 19.0 %
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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 4,780 $18.92 $19.76 $41,100 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $28.94 $28.74 $59,780 2.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140 $26.65 $26.82 $55,780 3.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $19.03 $18.56 $38,600 4.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $14.69 $18.39 $38,260 14.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $18.69 $19.62 $40,810 5.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $21.03 $22.24 $46,270 6.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 120 $16.28 $16.91 $35,160 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $22.25 $22.73 $47,270 4.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $13.05 $14.12 $29,380 6.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $28.63 $28.05 $58,330 6.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 170 $25.12 $25.66 $53,360 6.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,760 $15.10 $16.35 $34,010 2.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $14.64 $16.64 $34,610 11.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $12.24 $12.64 $26,300 3.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $16.65 $18.06 $37,560 2.6 %
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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 5,690 $12.26 $14.48 $30,110 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 410 $24.99 $26.19 $54,470 5.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $16.56 $17.30 $35,980 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 370 $14.63 $13.92 $28,960 3.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $12.17 $12.87 $26,760 9.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 260 $11.28 $12.41 $25,810 3.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 290 $14.45 $14.41 $29,960 12.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 50 $12.81 $13.00 $27,050 6.4 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $8.85 $9.05 $18,820 9.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 120 $10.08 $10.30 $21,420 5.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $19.89 $19.61 $40,790 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 $16.63 $16.86 $35,070 2.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $17.75 $17.86 $37,150 9.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $10.07 $10.43 $21,700 4.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.92 $8.63 $17,940 10.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $10.63 $11.80 $24,530 3.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $15.68 $16.46 $34,230 8.4 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $10.12 $10.10 $21,010 4.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $27.38 $26.93 $56,020 2.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $23.07 $23.10 $48,040 3.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $13.26 $18.11 $37,670 13.0 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $12.56 $12.52 $26,040 4.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.01 $13.31 $27,680 10.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 380 $10.99 $14.04 $29,200 9.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $15.85 $16.09 $33,460 4.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 570 $8.82 $10.03 $20,860 6.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $14.63 $17.91 $37,250 15.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (8) $14.24 $15.16 $31,520 3.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $9.69 $10.60 $22,040 11.6 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $13.04 $13.53 $28,140 2.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $16.64 $16.49 $34,290 6.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 210 $10.19 $11.46 $23,840 8.2 %
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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 10,940 $10.61 $12.47 $25,940 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $15.71 $21.94 $45,630 7.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $24.24 $24.21 $50,350 2.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110 $17.44 $17.24 $35,850 7.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $15.30 $15.50 $32,230 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 580 $8.54 $10.64 $22,130 7.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,320 $17.28 $17.68 $36,780 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 940 $11.35 $11.89 $24,720 2.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 140 $10.08 $10.66 $22,160 5.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 150 $8.77 $11.56 $24,050 16.6 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 200 $7.84 $9.63 $20,040 10.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $10.00 $11.00 $22,880 8.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) $12.96 $13.13 $27,310 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 920 $12.60 $13.35 $27,760 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 500 $8.04 $8.76 $18,230 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,000 $9.71 $10.75 $22,370 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,320 $8.05 $8.38 $17,430 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 340 $19.20 $18.94 $39,400 3.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 100 $20.90 $20.40 $42,430 4.2 %

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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