Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Tuscaloosa, AL



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 Tuscaloosa, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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 Tuscaloosa, AL (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 90,880 $12.47 $15.50 $32,230 1.5 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,380 $32.63 $38.04 $79,120 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 (5) $73.42 $152,710 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,300 $36.31 $42.40 $88,200 3.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $17,680 13.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $34.23 $35.01 $72,810 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $46.68 $49.85 $103,700 8.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $26.28 $27.41 $57,020 3.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $25.43 $25.63 $53,320 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $30.20 $33.88 $70,470 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 250 $33.68 $38.44 $79,960 5.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $33.34 $34.99 $72,780 3.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 180 $37.41 $37.45 $77,890 2.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $27.98 $31.33 $65,160 6.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $64,890 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $39.65 $42.62 $88,660 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $17.27 $17.56 $36,530 4.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $37.92 $39.97 $83,140 3.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $19.46 $23.94 $49,800 9.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers (8) $17.43 $17.76 $36,940 3.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $27.20 $29.60 $61,570 3.7 %
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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 1,910 $21.39 $25.01 $52,020 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $17.93 $18.33 $38,130 7.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $17.94 $19.91 $41,410 4.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $21.90 $22.83 $47,480 7.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $19.75 $20.86 $43,390 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $19.29 $20.04 $41,680 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $15.90 $16.93 $35,210 3.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $19.02 $19.37 $40,290 4.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $21.27 $21.88 $45,510 5.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $24.41 $24.65 $51,270 2.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $35.42 $54.71 $113,790 8.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 140 $22.09 $23.29 $48,440 7.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 540 $21.38 $23.91 $49,740 5.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $32.85 $29.66 $61,700 12.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 200 $26.45 $27.32 $56,820 4.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $18.03 $16.50 $34,320 11.3 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 620 $22.81 $24.63 $51,240 5.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $38.13 $34.92 $72,630 8.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $15.43 $17.57 $36,540 6.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $23.78 $25.75 $53,560 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $23.72 $24.47 $50,900 7.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $20.55 $20.93 $43,530 3.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $30.79 $29.72 $61,810 2.7 %
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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 1,690 $27.71 $29.84 $62,060 6.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $18.68 $20.83 $43,330 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $24.39 $25.91 $53,890 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 140 $32.28 $33.10 $68,850 3.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $33.46 $33.84 $70,380 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $50.13 $48.34 $100,550 5.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $46.52 $39.43 $82,020 3.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $11.61 $13.08 $27,210 6.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $13.22 $13.86 $28,820 4.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $25.37 $24.92 $51,830 2.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $21.27 $22.56 $46,920 10.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $24.54 $22.57 $46,950 13.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 110 $13.24 $14.40 $29,950 4.8 %
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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 380 $22.75 $26.25 $54,590 6.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $27.75 $27.95 $58,130 9.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $27.92 $43.18 $89,810 15.7 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 770 $16.88 $16.84 $35,040 5.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $19.08 $18.19 $37,840 5.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $15.01 $15.61 $32,470 2.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $16.39 $16.90 $35,150 7.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $17.73 $17.76 $36,930 3.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $18.69 $18.88 $39,260 8.8 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $27.14 $26.65 $55,420 3.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $16.34 $16.61 $34,540 4.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $6.18 $6.44 $13,400 12.4 %
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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 340 $26.08 $36.23 $75,360 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 220 $37.99 $47.29 $98,370 10.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 30 $16.69 $17.10 $35,560 3.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (8) $11.05 $13.35 $27,760 21.9 %
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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 6,020 $17.46 $18.28 $38,020 7.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $6.84 $7.21 $15,000 4.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 50 (4) (4) $32,070 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,000 (4) (4) $38,280 2.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 660 (4) (4) $39,830 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $41,540 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $38,110 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $38,630 3.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $15.83 $15.37 $31,970 4.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 280 (4) (4) $28,260 2.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $16.23 $14.91 $31,020 7.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 740 (4) (4) $14,970 4.0 %
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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 700 $14.08 $17.50 $36,400 6.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $8.95 $9.29 $19,320 2.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $15.54 $16.44 $34,190 4.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 150 (4) (4) $53,710 13.5 %
27-2032 Choreographers 50 $15.05 $14.67 $30,510 5.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $15.17 $16.00 $33,280 5.0 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $18.50 $21.76 $45,260 2.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $9.04 $9.99 $20,790 5.7 %
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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 5,760 $20.12 $23.94 $49,800 2.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 $42.85 $51.08 $106,250 17.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $21.02 $21.57 $44,870 5.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $43.65 $40.81 $84,890 3.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 $31.36 $37.53 $78,060 20.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $93.51 $194,500 14.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 90 (5) $76.00 $158,080 10.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (8) $31.57 $30.15 $62,710 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $37.48 $36.93 $76,820 2.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $16.22 $17.06 $35,480 7.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $22.09 $21.44 $44,590 4.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $15.00 $15.74 $32,750 7.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $18.96 $18.74 $38,980 5.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $10.90 $12.63 $26,270 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $12.32 $12.20 $25,380 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,070 $13.87 $14.11 $29,350 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $10.49 $11.54 $24,000 6.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $8.83 $9.95 $20,700 2.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $20.20 $24.35 $50,650 10.4 %
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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 2,670 $9.14 $9.78 $20,340 3.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 440 $8.11 $8.30 $17,270 7.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,190 $8.59 $9.28 $19,310 5.4 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 320 $9.40 $8.88 $18,480 6.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (8) $21.53 $20.10 $41,800 10.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $11.74 $11.91 $24,770 7.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 180 $10.77 $10.92 $22,720 2.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $12.29 $12.26 $25,510 2.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $7.78 $7.61 $15,840 4.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 50 $10.94 $12.61 $26,230 2.3 %
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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 1,450 $15.59 $15.75 $32,770 5.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $18.33 $20.20 $42,020 5.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 560 $18.45 $17.92 $37,270 5.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 $9.68 $10.59 $22,030 4.1 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7,770 $6.76 $7.44 $15,480 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $10.70 $11.80 $24,550 6.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 660 $11.76 $12.26 $25,490 2.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 550 $6.74 $6.76 $14,050 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 660 $6.91 $7.47 $15,530 4.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $8.41 $8.54 $17,770 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $6.42 $6.46 $13,430 7.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 420 $6.99 $7.69 $15,990 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 300 $6.88 $7.27 $15,110 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,130 $6.42 $6.56 $13,640 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 240 $6.86 $7.18 $14,930 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,370 $6.32 $6.35 $13,200 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 110 $6.36 $6.36 $13,230 4.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $6.96 $7.10 $14,760 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $6.87 $6.91 $14,370 3.7 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,630 $8.40 $8.99 $18,700 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $12.81 $14.06 $29,240 4.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $14.44 $14.76 $30,700 12.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,360 $8.40 $8.87 $18,450 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 490 $7.07 $7.20 $14,980 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $10.60 $11.28 $23,460 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $8.92 $9.33 $19,400 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 1,410 $7.81 $9.40 $19,540 6.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $7.71 $8.26 $17,190 12.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $9.11 $11.33 $23,560 19.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 360 $6.60 $6.73 $13,990 5.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 220 $13.08 $13.98 $29,090 6.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $9.63 $10.01 $20,820 6.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $11.60 $10.96 $22,800 7.0 %
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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 8,680 $8.87 $12.57 $26,150 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 960 $14.51 $17.03 $35,420 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $24.79 $26.14 $54,380 6.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,010 $7.24 $7.44 $15,480 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 490 $7.11 $8.70 $18,090 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $11.15 $11.93 $24,810 9.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,470 $9.06 $10.98 $22,840 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $14.01 $18.85 $39,200 6.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $22.27 $26.89 $55,930 15.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $19.13 $17.85 $37,130 11.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $26.87 $33.64 $69,970 7.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 700 $21.93 $25.33 $52,700 5.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $11.50 $16.67 $34,680 19.9 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13,660 $11.22 $12.19 $25,360 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 900 $17.52 $19.22 $39,970 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.78 $9.83 $20,440 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 350 $9.34 $10.07 $20,930 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 $11.20 $11.98 $24,910 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,170 $12.77 $13.06 $27,160 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $14.11 $14.27 $29,680 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (8) $10.96 $12.61 $26,220 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $9.66 $9.81 $20,410 4.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $13.63 $13.72 $28,540 2.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $15.42 $14.56 $30,290 6.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 630 $11.60 $12.23 $25,440 4.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $8.57 $9.43 $19,610 4.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $7.87 $7.79 $16,200 3.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 210 $8.46 $9.95 $20,700 4.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $10.38 $10.47 $21,780 7.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $13.55 $14.07 $29,260 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $10.63 $11.04 $22,960 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $13.22 $14.09 $29,310 3.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 690 $8.79 $9.05 $18,820 3.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 190 $12.42 $13.38 $27,820 4.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $6.42 $6.55 $13,620 3.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $14.75 $14.32 $29,790 4.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $12.84 $13.03 $27,090 5.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $20.65 $20.21 $42,040 3.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $20.96 $20.86 $43,390 2.5 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $19.67 $17.48 $36,350 3.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 $14.06 $16.07 $33,420 5.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 350 $12.45 $12.94 $26,920 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,300 $9.07 $10.00 $20,800 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 400 $17.70 $18.61 $38,710 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $13.01 $13.06 $27,160 3.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) $12.02 $11.59 $24,110 7.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,610 $11.79 $12.24 $25,460 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $13.11 $13.16 $27,380 6.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $8.77 $9.66 $20,100 5.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $10.67 $11.22 $23,340 4.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $11.82 $12.49 $25,970 7.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $8.55 $9.57 $19,890 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,000 $9.27 $9.82 $20,430 2.1 %
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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 310 $13.26 $12.92 $26,880 3.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 180 $13.62 $13.51 $28,100 3.6 %
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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 7,180 $15.03 $15.86 $32,990 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 770 $21.59 $24.20 $50,340 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $11.67 $13.11 $27,280 15.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 520 $13.36 $13.41 $27,880 3.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $12.48 $12.70 $26,420 14.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $12.45 $13.12 $27,300 5.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,290 $10.91 $12.19 $25,350 5.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $16.58 $17.86 $37,150 3.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 720 $16.35 $16.47 $34,250 3.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 110 $11.99 $11.72 $24,370 8.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 620 $17.82 $17.33 $36,050 2.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250 $13.31 $13.43 $27,930 3.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 110 $11.43 $13.30 $27,660 6.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $18.17 $18.61 $38,720 4.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $12.44 $12.68 $26,380 3.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $15.76 $15.66 $32,570 3.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $9.45 $8.81 $18,320 13.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 110 $9.09 $9.39 $19,530 2.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 160 $9.52 $10.00 $20,800 5.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $11.12 $11.99 $24,940 5.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $20.28 $20.91 $43,490 4.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 260 $11.87 $11.82 $24,580 2.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $15.05 $15.81 $32,880 6.3 %
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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 3,980 $16.42 $17.11 $35,580 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 370 $24.47 $26.15 $54,390 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $15.19 $16.80 $34,940 4.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $21.89 $20.62 $42,880 7.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $20.41 $21.22 $44,140 9.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $12.67 $14.02 $29,160 8.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $15.21 $15.75 $32,770 5.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 190 $17.85 $17.78 $36,990 2.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $10.03 $9.83 $20,450 7.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $23.36 $22.85 $47,520 3.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 250 $19.84 $19.90 $41,400 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,220 $13.20 $14.29 $29,730 3.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $19.24 $18.35 $38,160 3.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 120 $17.00 $17.39 $36,170 6.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 220 $25.21 $25.65 $53,340 5.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 $10.14 $11.16 $23,210 5.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $10.19 $13.76 $28,630 18.9 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 12,500 $13.09 $14.50 $30,160 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 870 $23.00 $24.32 $50,590 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $11.97 $12.82 $26,660 8.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $11.11 $11.37 $23,650 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $12.45 $12.69 $26,400 4.5 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $10.23 $9.98 $20,750 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $12.24 $12.08 $25,120 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 200 $18.86 $18.64 $38,770 2.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 340 $16.73 $17.07 $35,510 4.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $7.86 $8.00 $16,650 3.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $8.34 $9.26 $19,250 2.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 230 $12.37 $12.73 $26,470 2.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $13.65 $14.36 $29,880 3.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $7.49 $8.25 $17,150 9.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $19.26 $17.67 $36,750 8.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $13.47 $13.75 $28,610 19.9 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 90 $19.83 $20.38 $42,400 4.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $18.80 $18.28 $38,020 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $16.63 $15.83 $32,920 5.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 $14.50 $13.65 $28,390 12.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $11.32 $11.15 $23,190 8.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 350 $8.86 $10.36 $21,540 6.4 %
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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 7,080 $10.54 $11.96 $24,880 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $15.94 $15.99 $33,270 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $22.57 $22.65 $47,110 6.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 500 $6.33 $6.33 $13,170 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $16.57 $15.33 $31,890 15.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,640 $11.12 $12.78 $26,580 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 520 $10.61 $12.69 $26,400 5.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $8.48 $9.02 $18,750 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.42 $8.25 $17,170 6.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $14.79 $15.60 $32,460 10.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $19.08 $19.85 $41,290 7.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $13.02 $12.99 $27,010 3.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 510 $11.88 $12.75 $26,520 5.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $8.90 $9.20 $19,140 6.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,200 $9.43 $10.25 $21,310 4.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 320 $7.59 $8.74 $18,190 8.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $13.66 $13.24 $27,540 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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