Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, 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 90,740 $16.28 $20.17 $41,940 1.9 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,720 $39.41 $43.63 $90,740 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 (5) $75.34 $156,710 3.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,660 $42.63 $47.97 $99,770 1.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $41,170 10.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 190 $45.69 $44.77 $93,120 10.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $41.07 $48.25 $100,370 4.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $33.32 $32.37 $67,330 9.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 270 $32.47 $35.29 $73,400 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 $53.99 $57.16 $118,900 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $40.01 $46.21 $96,130 4.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $45.76 $51.59 $107,300 6.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $45.32 $42.29 $87,970 4.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $27.86 $30.87 $64,210 5.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $33.14 $35.22 $73,250 3.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $23.21 $30.19 $62,800 14.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $19.08 $20.62 $42,890 10.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $81,870 3.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (8) $46.42 $47.58 $98,960 4.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $55.54 $59.38 $123,510 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $20.43 $21.58 $44,890 3.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $15.33 $19.05 $39,620 8.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $41.65 $41.99 $87,330 3.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $49.55 $53.10 $110,450 13.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $13.83 $22.41 $46,610 20.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 180 $27.76 $30.32 $63,060 6.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $47.03 $52.37 $108,920 9.0 %
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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 3,320 $26.99 $29.63 $61,620 2.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $16.27 $21.15 $43,990 7.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $24.97 $26.32 $54,740 5.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $26.32 $27.73 $57,670 8.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $26.80 $29.26 $60,860 4.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 200 $27.64 $28.29 $58,850 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $27.50 $35.49 $73,820 17.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $29.01 $29.96 $62,320 4.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 130 $27.67 $28.11 $58,470 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 300 $37.84 $38.78 $80,660 5.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $15.29 $16.66 $34,660 14.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 740 $27.18 $28.40 $59,080 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 500 $28.12 $29.65 $61,670 3.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (8) $24.49 $25.62 $53,300 2.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $36.32 $40.85 $84,980 6.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 (5) $61.84 $128,630 19.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $28.34 $29.37 $61,100 7.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $21.08 $22.85 $47,530 5.1 %
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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 2,000 $32.90 $33.96 $70,640 4.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 270 $33.55 $34.38 $71,500 3.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 470 $36.99 $39.94 $83,070 4.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 310 $43.87 $44.77 $93,120 2.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $22.06 $23.92 $49,750 5.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 160 $32.28 $34.55 $71,860 5.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $31.08 $29.89 $62,160 4.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $29.45 $30.43 $63,290 4.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 100 $29.93 $31.53 $65,570 10.9 %
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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 1,430 $35.05 $37.50 $78,000 3.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $35.66 $35.79 $74,450 2.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 180 $38.18 $38.64 $80,370 4.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 80 $46.90 $47.83 $99,490 2.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 130 $41.97 $44.69 $92,960 8.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $37.36 $37.74 $78,500 6.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $32.30 $34.55 $71,870 6.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 140 $41.07 $45.49 $94,620 6.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $22.94 $23.40 $48,670 3.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $29.18 $27.87 $57,970 6.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $28.09 $29.33 $61,010 8.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $23.78 $23.80 $49,510 3.9 %
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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 1,240 $23.60 $26.77 $55,670 7.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other (8) $24.29 $23.54 $48,960 15.9 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 100 $39.41 $37.71 $78,440 4.9 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $24.42 $26.75 $55,640 2.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 140 $26.97 $28.16 $58,570 2.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $29.64 $30.58 $63,600 7.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $24.92 $36.75 $76,440 12.7 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (8) $16.81 $17.67 $36,760 2.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 80 $15.18 $14.64 $30,450 4.3 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,920 $20.43 $21.57 $44,870 4.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (8) $22.08 $24.13 $50,180 1.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 170 $12.52 $14.65 $30,460 8.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $22.06 $21.82 $45,390 7.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 210 $18.37 $20.30 $42,220 3.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 90 $19.79 $20.91 $43,490 8.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $16.27 $16.87 $35,090 9.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $18.45 $18.79 $39,080 5.5 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $25.34 $24.03 $49,990 7.6 %
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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 390 $42.86 $52.10 $108,360 9.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 240 $57.89 $65.89 $137,050 12.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $24.41 $24.51 $50,980 5.9 %
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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 8,830 $20.23 $22.07 $45,910 5.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $30.21 $30.03 $62,450 6.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 450 $13.36 $13.59 $28,270 3.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (4) (4) $51,240 6.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,070 (4) (4) $49,550 4.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 330 (4) (4) $50,810 4.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $52,530 5.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $13.58 $18.45 $38,370 3.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $13.23 $14.65 $30,470 10.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $41,920 9.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $24.68 $27.31 $56,800 8.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $17.28 $18.08 $37,600 4.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 120 $29.54 $27.24 $56,660 3.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,220 (4) (4) $27,190 3.0 %
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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 1,150 $18.80 $21.38 $44,470 4.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $20.90 $20.49 $42,620 4.1 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 30 $17.39 $21.57 $44,860 21.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $23.05 $22.52 $46,840 6.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $33,910 12.8 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (8) $19.25 $30.08 (4) 16.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $17.24 $19.37 $40,280 4.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $29.91 $28.31 $58,880 14.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $26.50 $29.99 $62,390 10.0 %
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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 3,520 $34.96 $38.77 $80,650 5.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 (5) $91.00 $189,290 10.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $55.18 $53.74 $111,780 4.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 (5) $71.13 $147,950 7.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 190 (5) $87.91 $182,850 16.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $41.73 $40.98 $85,230 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $31.76 $31.49 $65,490 5.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $44.49 $44.55 $92,660 12.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 290 $37.90 $34.34 $71,430 10.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 70 $30.96 $30.81 $64,090 5.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $16.30 $16.13 $33,550 6.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $16.36 $16.39 $34,090 4.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 170 $23.07 $22.84 $47,510 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $14.05 $14.86 $30,910 6.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $17.57 $18.18 $37,810 5.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $24.72 $24.07 $50,070 4.8 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers (8) (4) (4) $33,910 9.0 %
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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 2,160 $13.30 $14.61 $30,390 5.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 300 $9.10 $9.57 $19,900 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 570 $12.94 $13.76 $28,620 3.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $22.96 $22.85 $47,520 15.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (8) $14.36 $14.78 $30,740 4.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 140 $29.27 $24.86 $51,710 7.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 300 $14.73 $14.63 $30,420 5.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 340 $13.79 $14.52 $30,210 3.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $20.77 $20.66 $42,970 3.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 120 $10.96 $10.85 $22,560 6.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 130 $18.30 $18.53 $38,550 3.2 %
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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 1,470 $20.76 $22.78 $47,380 7.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $28.89 $30.86 $64,190 7.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $17.38 $20.73 $43,120 5.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $33.39 $32.61 $67,820 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 $12.57 $12.79 $26,610 2.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $11.94 $10.85 $22,570 6.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 220 $14.13 $15.05 $31,300 4.9 %
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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 9,300 $8.57 $9.83 $20,440 2.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 $16.30 $17.45 $36,300 6.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 550 $13.33 $14.22 $29,590 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 810 $8.05 $8.19 $17,030 1.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $13.46 $13.20 $27,450 6.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 820 $10.74 $11.04 $22,970 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 $9.87 $10.24 $21,300 7.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 670 $9.57 $10.20 $21,210 3.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 400 $8.31 $9.59 $19,960 5.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,550 $8.38 $8.92 $18,560 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 760 $8.27 $8.68 $18,060 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,800 $8.00 $9.80 $20,380 7.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $8.91 $9.19 $19,120 4.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 490 $8.23 $9.09 $18,900 6.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 530 $8.31 $8.55 $17,790 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $8.20 $8.30 $17,270 2.0 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 50 $10.03 $9.83 $20,450 6.1 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,070 $11.37 $12.88 $26,790 3.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $18.90 $19.60 $40,760 4.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $22.20 $22.16 $46,080 3.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 $11.26 $11.77 $24,480 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 550 $8.83 $9.72 $20,220 5.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 30 $15.82 $16.05 $33,390 4.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 860 $12.26 $13.34 $27,740 5.9 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $17.53 $18.51 $38,490 6.3 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $7.64 $7.76 $16,150 4.8 %
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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 2,280 $10.47 $11.94 $24,840 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $17.26 $18.88 $39,280 7.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $10.71 $11.19 $23,270 4.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $8.29 $8.88 $18,460 5.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 440 $8.71 $8.99 $18,700 4.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 30 $9.45 $11.59 $24,110 13.8 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 40 $27.51 $25.88 $53,840 7.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 340 $10.14 $10.27 $21,360 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 430 $10.54 $10.63 $22,110 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 370 $13.12 $15.01 $31,230 9.4 %
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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 10,900 $12.06 $16.07 $33,430 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,040 $18.64 $19.38 $40,310 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $30.28 $34.13 $70,980 4.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,040 $9.62 $10.88 $22,640 2.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 490 $8.58 $10.05 $20,890 5.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $13.18 $14.64 $30,440 4.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,980 $10.71 $12.12 $25,210 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) $19.58 $23.36 $48,580 5.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $19.43 $25.99 $54,070 13.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 $31.18 $42.25 $87,880 17.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 100 $13.90 $14.28 $29,710 3.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $25.61 $30.28 $62,980 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 230 $33.37 $35.44 $73,720 5.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $25.86 $27.65 $57,520 4.5 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 90 $60.99 $55.28 $114,990 19.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 80 $51.70 $57.23 $119,040 15.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $10.39 $11.51 $23,930 15.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 150 $15.36 $17.86 $37,150 10.1 %
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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 15,650 $15.14 $15.88 $33,020 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,200 $21.85 $22.72 $47,250 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (8) $10.90 $11.20 $23,290 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $17.66 $17.68 $36,770 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 200 $14.54 $15.07 $31,350 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,620 $18.71 $19.01 $39,530 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $18.71 $19.04 $39,600 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $16.58 $16.78 $34,900 4.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 600 $11.29 $11.85 $24,640 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 800 $16.63 $17.22 $35,820 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 190 $10.53 $10.78 $22,420 5.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $9.84 $9.71 $20,200 6.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $9.69 $12.13 $25,240 9.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 130 $15.26 $14.29 $29,720 1.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $20.97 $21.69 $45,120 2.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $16.01 $16.65 $34,640 6.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $12.75 $14.12 $29,360 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $16.29 $16.53 $34,380 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 840 $11.50 $12.42 $25,840 3.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $15.67 $14.44 $30,040 10.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $18.20 $18.01 $37,470 5.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $21.07 $20.59 $42,830 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 270 $21.65 $21.39 $44,480 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $21.00 $19.27 $40,090 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $19.02 $19.58 $40,740 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 480 $11.89 $13.14 $27,330 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,500 $10.75 $12.13 $25,220 3.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $18.18 $16.56 $34,450 5.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,280 $17.34 $18.83 $39,160 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $19.28 $19.27 $40,080 7.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 $13.35 $14.06 $29,230 5.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 810 $15.72 $15.56 $32,370 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $19.46 $19.10 $39,730 3.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $12.03 $13.00 $27,040 5.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $18.55 $20.09 $41,780 7.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,170 $12.89 $13.15 $27,350 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $10.76 $11.40 $23,710 3.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $9.73 $10.45 $21,730 6.2 %
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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 770 $8.73 $10.97 $22,820 5.9 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $23.54 $24.34 $50,620 14.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 570 $8.37 $8.75 $18,210 2.6 %
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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 4,680 $23.03 $23.43 $48,730 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 540 $30.68 $30.62 $63,690 3.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $23.64 $22.08 $45,920 10.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,010 $22.60 $22.28 $46,340 5.7 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $17.05 $20.81 $43,280 15.0 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $20.78 $21.42 $44,560 9.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $19.30 $19.97 $41,540 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 560 $16.72 $18.48 $38,440 7.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $16.01 $17.84 $37,110 6.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $28.87 $28.80 $59,910 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 200 $26.01 $24.16 $50,250 8.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $28.65 $29.22 $60,780 3.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 310 $20.20 $21.88 $45,510 5.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 500 $26.01 $25.56 $53,160 4.5 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 80 $22.50 $20.61 $42,860 5.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 180 $22.45 $25.04 $52,090 8.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $16.34 $16.82 $34,990 4.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $15.61 $14.88 $30,960 7.0 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $13.20 $13.09 $27,230 11.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $16.02 $15.79 $32,850 7.5 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 80 $13.47 $13.54 $28,160 7.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $30.59 $31.02 $64,520 6.0 %
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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 2,860 $19.36 $20.33 $42,290 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $29.03 $30.44 $63,310 4.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 170 $19.18 $20.18 $41,970 3.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $13.06 $16.02 $33,320 5.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $24.07 $24.83 $51,650 8.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 470 $19.26 $20.14 $41,890 6.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $20.18 $20.66 $42,980 5.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $27.93 $27.29 $56,760 3.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.63 $13.40 $27,870 23.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $28.75 $25.72 $53,500 6.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $19.45 $19.67 $40,910 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 860 $15.55 $16.15 $33,590 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $12.83 $13.36 $27,780 5.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $23.33 $22.46 $46,720 10.4 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,830 $12.50 $14.87 $30,930 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 310 $21.14 $22.24 $46,260 3.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 110 $12.88 $13.66 $28,420 8.7 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $16.01 $16.04 $33,360 5.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 210 $13.94 $13.92 $28,950 2.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 110 $12.06 $11.93 $24,820 3.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 150 $11.48 $11.73 $24,400 3.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 180 $20.58 $19.27 $40,080 5.6 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $10.63 $11.23 $23,370 3.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 90 $10.47 $10.95 $22,780 4.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $10.41 $11.50 $23,920 8.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 70 $20.09 $19.88 $41,360 5.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 $13.50 $15.70 $32,660 6.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $12.03 $13.96 $29,030 10.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $9.70 $10.20 $21,220 6.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $9.61 $9.48 $19,720 4.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $10.86 $11.36 $23,620 4.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $18.38 $18.23 $37,910 4.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $14.83 $17.86 $37,160 7.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $25.05 $24.49 $50,930 8.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $10.82 $12.19 $25,360 13.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 60 $12.60 $13.38 $27,820 12.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 130 $10.04 $10.22 $21,250 4.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 170 $12.05 $13.40 $27,880 12.4 %
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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 5,250 $12.84 $14.27 $29,680 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $18.18 $19.63 $40,840 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $28.28 $26.90 $55,950 4.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (4) (4) $52,330 15.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 50 $15.15 $15.18 $31,570 4.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 400 $8.53 $12.10 $25,170 11.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 720 $18.52 $18.33 $38,130 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 740 $13.27 $13.81 $28,720 3.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 140 $10.78 $11.02 $22,920 3.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 $10.45 $13.59 $28,260 15.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.14 $9.33 $19,400 14.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 430 $15.39 $15.10 $31,410 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 270 $10.63 $11.20 $23,290 2.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,170 $10.15 $11.58 $24,080 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 490 $8.27 $9.00 $18,720 2.5 %

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

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

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

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

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

(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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