Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area



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 the Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

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).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (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 142,240 $11.88 $14.11 $29,340 1.2 %
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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 7,100 $25.25 $28.60 $59,490 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 540 $41.93 $52.25 $108,690 4.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,370 $29.49 $32.92 $68,480 3.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 540 (4) (4) $13,110 4.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $32.61 $33.21 $69,080 5.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 190 $26.22 $31.24 $64,990 9.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 380 $19.34 $19.97 $41,540 7.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $26.00 $27.35 $56,880 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 480 $26.34 $28.49 $59,250 5.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 80 $27.49 $28.60 $59,480 4.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 350 $29.24 $30.59 $63,620 3.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 130 $24.84 $25.90 $53,870 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $21.16 $23.20 $48,260 5.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $26.07 $25.79 $53,650 3.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $15.43 $19.19 $39,920 14.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $58,940 1.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $28.18 $28.55 $59,380 6.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 210 $32.60 $32.37 $67,330 3.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $13.03 $14.30 $29,750 8.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 150 $16.72 $18.40 $38,270 7.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $16.75 $16.85 $35,050 5.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $26.84 $30.17 $62,750 5.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 120 $26.40 $26.21 $54,510 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 $15.42 $16.97 $35,310 8.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $19.16 $19.28 $40,110 5.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 100 $23.56 $25.91 $53,890 3.2 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,380 $20.02 $23.41 $48,690 8.1 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $19.22 $18.17 $37,790 5.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.01 $21.03 $43,750 6.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $18.31 $19.94 $41,480 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $31.80 $33.09 $68,820 5.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $21.09 $19.43 $40,420 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $21.92 $24.02 $49,960 6.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $13.60 $15.56 $32,370 8.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $17.26 $19.19 $39,920 8.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (8) $17.26 $19.51 $40,590 4.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $16.44 $16.83 $35,010 12.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $47.35 $41.10 $85,490 4.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $13.86 $18.01 $37,450 11.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 510 $19.52 $20.13 $41,860 4.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $27.99 $25.90 $53,870 5.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $19.78 $22.36 $46,510 6.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $43.21 $57.21 $118,990 13.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 290 $24.20 $27.68 $57,560 8.5 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 550 $20.73 $23.59 $49,070 7.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $23.09 $23.75 $49,400 12.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $18.77 $19.83 $41,250 4.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $20.16 $22.13 $46,030 5.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $15.31 $20.50 $42,640 9.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $21.98 $22.81 $47,440 3.1 %
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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 1,200 $23.43 $24.37 $50,680 2.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (8) $37.56 $39.46 $82,080 11.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $32.54 $33.98 $70,670 3.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 $33.33 $33.26 $69,180 4.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $25.18 $25.83 $53,730 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 190 $29.15 $29.34 $61,020 2.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $19.46 $22.23 $46,250 5.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $14.29 $13.80 $28,710 9.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $19.53 $20.71 $43,080 9.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $16.90 $17.08 $35,520 6.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 160 $21.58 $20.84 $43,340 6.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 80 $18.73 $18.90 $39,310 3.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $18.94 $18.96 $39,440 5.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $13.01 $14.71 $30,600 11.6 %
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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 410 $21.51 $24.87 $51,740 5.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 30 $28.84 $27.54 $57,280 2.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 140 $23.16 $23.11 $48,070 8.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $14.06 $14.40 $29,950 1.3 %
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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 1,670 $15.35 $15.65 $32,560 2.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $15.35 $14.82 $30,830 7.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $19.47 $19.25 $40,040 1.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $18.44 $18.57 $38,620 3.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $12.45 $12.39 $25,760 2.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 $17.32 $17.25 $35,880 1.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $15.76 $15.63 $32,500 3.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $12.71 $13.25 $27,550 4.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $13.81 $15.88 $33,040 6.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 160 $14.68 $15.05 $31,300 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $12.18 $12.61 $26,220 12.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 $14.87 $14.83 $30,840 2.6 %
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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 360 $19.71 $24.10 $50,130 12.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $32.59 $34.25 $71,230 4.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $14.02 $13.82 $28,740 12.3 %
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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 8,780 $16.88 $16.11 $33,500 1.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $52,590 14.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 190 $21.19 $21.13 $43,960 2.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $13.67 $11.97 $24,890 16.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 390 (4) (4) $37,160 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,390 (4) (4) $37,460 1.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 910 (4) (4) $38,730 1.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,230 (4) (4) $39,680 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $39,390 2.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 260 (4) (4) $38,070 1.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $37,040 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $38,330 2.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 110 $19.53 $19.54 $40,630 2.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 140 (4) (4) $42,490 29.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $18.85 $17.78 $36,980 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $7.01 $8.10 $16,840 4.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $25.85 $29.37 $61,080 7.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,970 (4) (4) $16,750 6.5 %
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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 650 $10.46 $13.26 $27,580 10.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 130 $6.96 $7.22 $15,010 8.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $10.38 $12.05 $25,070 8.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $37,020 12.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $6.72 $7.58 $15,760 13.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $9.32 $9.52 $19,800 6.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $13.30 $15.60 $32,450 15.4 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,970 $16.94 $21.45 $44,610 3.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 (5) $84.10 $174,940 14.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $20.26 $19.74 $41,060 2.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 290 $48.55 $46.36 $96,420 4.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $65.29 $67.05 $139,460 11.0 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $86.26 $179,420 16.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,620 $21.82 $22.37 $46,530 1.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $36.52 $37.57 $78,150 4.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $18.09 $18.91 $39,330 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $23.29 $30.71 $63,870 5.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $21.80 $24.31 $50,570 9.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $15.33 $15.30 $31,820 7.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $25.03 $26.06 $54,200 11.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 280 $17.08 $17.92 $37,270 2.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 620 $13.44 $13.63 $28,340 2.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $9.47 $11.58 $24,090 3.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 430 $11.58 $11.59 $24,110 4.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $13.67 $14.00 $29,110 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,810 $14.40 $14.44 $30,040 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $12.29 $12.82 $26,660 3.0 %
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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 3,920 $8.80 $9.62 $20,010 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 670 $8.35 $8.36 $17,380 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,380 $8.68 $8.95 $18,610 1.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $11.83 $11.97 $24,890 7.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 230 $9.92 $10.81 $22,490 11.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $12.77 $12.33 $25,640 4.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $8.10 $7.95 $16,530 7.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $10.02 $10.08 $20,970 5.8 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 4,150 $11.12 $11.92 $24,780 2.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $19.92 $20.79 $43,240 2.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 120 $18.10 $20.69 $43,030 2.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $16.44 $15.98 $33,230 6.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 540 $6.91 $9.19 $19,100 8.7 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 40 $8.12 $9.06 $18,850 7.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,210 $11.21 $11.58 $24,090 1.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 110 $16.61 $17.42 $36,240 1.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 870 $13.89 $13.52 $28,120 3.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $6.77 $6.81 $14,160 3.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $11.52 $13.00 $27,040 2.2 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9,450 $6.78 $7.27 $15,120 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $10.79 $13.77 $28,640 15.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 660 $10.41 $10.76 $22,380 4.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 850 $6.52 $6.59 $13,700 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,240 $7.57 $7.65 $15,920 1.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 710 $7.06 $7.64 $15,880 6.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 $7.11 $7.74 $16,110 11.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 870 $7.06 $7.29 $15,150 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $7.25 $7.63 $15,880 6.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,920 $6.62 $6.83 $14,210 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 150 $6.57 $6.80 $14,150 5.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,640 $6.25 $6.16 $12,810 3.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 340 $6.44 $6.87 $14,300 7.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $6.75 $6.77 $14,080 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $6.84 $6.91 $14,370 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $6.88 $6.84 $14,230 5.1 %
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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 3,240 $8.56 $9.33 $19,400 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $11.05 $11.94 $24,840 3.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $13.78 $15.80 $32,850 8.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,700 $8.47 $9.19 $19,110 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 690 $7.77 $7.66 $15,930 1.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $12.92 $13.51 $28,110 9.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $9.32 $9.66 $20,100 4.5 %
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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 1,880 $8.15 $9.12 $18,970 4.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $14.20 $14.47 $30,090 3.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.25 $9.00 $18,720 7.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $7.24 $8.47 $17,610 6.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $9.02 $9.29 $19,310 6.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $10.37 $13.02 $27,080 13.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 490 $6.77 $7.21 $15,000 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 400 $8.08 $8.10 $16,850 3.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $7.39 $9.36 $19,480 8.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $9.51 $9.47 $19,690 4.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $8.62 $9.15 $19,040 5.4 %
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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 11,660 $8.33 $11.65 $24,230 5.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,190 $13.14 $14.99 $31,180 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $25.09 $26.28 $54,650 4.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,350 $6.78 $7.12 $14,810 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $6.86 $7.30 $15,190 5.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,730 $8.49 $9.76 $20,310 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $13.51 $15.28 $31,790 6.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $15.39 $14.62 $30,400 2.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $18.94 $19.25 $40,050 9.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 100 $47.06 $43.41 $90,290 9.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 700 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $34.99 $34.25 $71,240 3.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 210 $10.55 $11.74 $24,420 10.5 %
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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 19,670 $11.17 $12.04 $25,030 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,190 $15.28 $16.34 $33,980 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $8.38 $8.58 $17,850 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $10.07 $10.46 $21,760 5.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $11.84 $12.11 $25,190 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,810 $11.19 $11.96 $24,880 4.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 340 $12.20 $12.79 $26,600 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.97 $13.98 $29,070 6.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 970 $10.16 $10.39 $21,610 6.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $11.33 $13.38 $27,820 5.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,350 $12.61 $13.27 $27,600 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 270 $14.06 $14.25 $29,630 1.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $7.81 $7.79 $16,210 4.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $9.79 $9.09 $18,920 8.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 190 $10.10 $10.34 $21,520 2.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $7.80 $8.36 $17,390 2.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $12.11 $12.51 $26,020 2.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $12.19 $11.85 $24,650 6.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 220 $12.01 $12.56 $26,130 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 160 $15.39 $15.62 $32,490 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 800 $10.26 $10.18 $21,170 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 $12.70 $14.01 $29,130 5.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 200 $11.91 $11.80 $24,540 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $15.43 $15.69 $32,630 5.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 160 $14.29 $13.75 $28,590 6.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 $21.15 $20.67 $43,000 1.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 590 $20.59 $20.96 $43,590 0.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 $16.58 $16.19 $33,680 1.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $15.46 $15.60 $32,440 1.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 $12.17 $12.13 $25,240 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,630 $8.69 $9.54 $19,840 3.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 200 $12.60 $11.77 $24,490 5.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 780 $12.90 $13.31 $27,680 2.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $10.31 $10.54 $21,920 5.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,740 $10.59 $10.72 $22,300 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $11.49 $13.42 $27,920 7.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 200 $9.88 $9.89 $20,580 2.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $11.37 $11.49 $23,910 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,970 $9.56 $10.19 $21,190 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $8.79 $9.89 $20,560 5.6 %
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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 960 $9.62 $10.07 $20,950 3.2 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 30 $18.70 $18.90 $39,310 1.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 410 $10.09 $10.14 $21,090 4.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $9.64 $9.48 $19,720 4.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $7.94 $8.35 $17,370 6.3 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $8.56 $9.54 $19,840 16.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $9.14 $9.89 $20,580 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 5,020 $12.80 $14.13 $29,400 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 460 $19.10 $19.43 $40,410 5.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $18.22 $18.25 $37,950 6.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 390 $13.36 $13.94 $28,990 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 $11.73 $12.30 $25,590 4.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 780 $10.58 $10.93 $22,720 3.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 190 $13.37 $13.75 $28,590 4.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $13.68 $13.94 $28,990 2.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 620 $21.24 $21.24 $44,190 5.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $11.16 $11.18 $23,250 6.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 150 $11.94 $11.36 $23,620 12.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $17.09 $16.61 $34,560 4.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $12.80 $13.03 $27,100 5.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 220 $11.19 $12.37 $25,740 6.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $10.08 $10.06 $20,930 4.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.69 $10.49 $21,830 3.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $13.26 $13.53 $28,130 3.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $10.91 $11.16 $23,220 6.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 370 $10.06 $10.13 $21,060 1.5 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $11.54 $11.59 $24,110 20.8 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,010 $15.02 $16.48 $34,280 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 590 $21.57 $22.69 $47,190 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $16.12 $17.40 $36,200 8.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $24.15 $22.43 $46,650 10.0 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $13.92 $13.95 $29,010 4.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $20.72 $22.29 $46,360 6.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 330 $15.02 $16.46 $34,230 10.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 600 $9.42 $10.70 $22,260 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $13.02 $13.74 $28,590 5.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $11.50 $12.07 $25,110 6.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $13.10 $13.73 $28,570 5.8 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 $11.39 $13.10 $27,240 12.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $11.37 $11.63 $24,180 4.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $17.45 $16.98 $35,310 10.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $12.72 $12.56 $26,130 3.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 650 $17.25 $18.21 $37,880 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,940 $16.05 $17.65 $36,720 5.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 150 $14.30 $13.45 $27,980 3.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 170 $18.48 $19.42 $40,400 8.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 290 $21.46 $21.12 $43,920 2.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 160 $18.12 $17.35 $36,090 8.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 210 $9.58 $10.22 $21,260 4.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $10.19 $13.10 $27,240 26.3 %
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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 31,330 $12.39 $13.39 $27,850 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,590 $19.54 $20.49 $42,620 3.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 300 $10.97 $11.33 $23,560 6.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $13.15 $13.50 $28,080 7.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 9,170 $12.27 $13.38 $27,820 5.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,420 $11.22 $11.59 $24,100 3.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $8.11 $8.08 $16,800 3.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 200 $10.61 $10.68 $22,200 3.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 200 $9.04 $9.00 $18,720 3.7 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (8) $9.93 $9.95 $20,700 2.7 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $8.14 $9.16 $19,050 14.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 650 $15.03 $14.47 $30,100 4.9 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 530 $15.25 $14.77 $30,720 4.1 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.45 $11.55 $24,020 2.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,170 $12.24 $12.54 $26,080 5.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $18.89 $16.90 $35,140 6.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $13.35 $12.91 $26,840 6.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $16.75 $16.46 $34,250 10.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 810 $14.56 $14.55 $30,270 2.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 520 $11.95 $11.47 $23,860 5.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $12.44 $12.74 $26,490 4.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 320 $18.59 $18.35 $38,170 1.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 950 $13.62 $13.85 $28,800 2.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $13.58 $14.02 $29,160 4.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $14.13 $14.85 $30,890 4.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $10.71 $10.93 $22,740 3.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $11.72 $13.21 $27,470 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 300 $13.18 $13.57 $28,230 6.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 $7.76 $8.02 $16,680 6.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 140 $7.98 $8.23 $17,110 5.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 890 $8.61 $8.72 $18,130 2.6 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 50 $9.04 $9.82 $20,430 6.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $9.36 $9.60 $19,960 8.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 140 $11.29 $13.45 $27,980 12.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 180 $11.00 $10.69 $22,240 5.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $29.47 $25.72 $53,490 6.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 360 $13.40 $13.34 $27,740 4.1 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (8) $17.12 $17.71 $36,830 6.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.11 $16.98 $35,320 6.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.02 $9.65 $20,080 5.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $13.89 $14.45 $30,070 3.2 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 30 $10.47 $10.83 $22,530 4.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $12.51 $12.21 $25,390 2.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 480 $13.08 $16.64 $34,610 10.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 100 $13.13 $14.79 $30,760 5.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 960 $12.84 $14.32 $29,790 5.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $10.48 $11.89 $24,740 6.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 440 $11.26 $11.54 $24,000 3.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 520 $11.41 $11.22 $23,350 3.9 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.64 $11.34 $23,580 5.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 390 $15.82 $17.99 $37,410 9.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,420 $9.97 $10.24 $21,290 2.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,190 $13.13 $13.43 $27,940 14.1 %
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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 13,890 $11.01 $12.06 $25,080 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $16.11 $17.37 $36,130 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 210 $18.87 $19.23 $39,990 5.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 30 $7.48 $8.68 $18,050 12.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 770 $6.38 $6.83 $14,210 3.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $6.59 $8.44 $17,560 19.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,150 $14.35 $15.44 $32,120 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 950 $9.64 $10.31 $21,450 3.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $9.46 $9.19 $19,120 7.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $7.93 $8.95 $18,610 7.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $12.92 $14.04 $29,200 9.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $14.92 $14.09 $29,300 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,610 $13.16 $14.45 $30,060 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $8.72 $8.86 $18,420 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,720 $9.36 $9.64 $20,050 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 320 $8.63 $9.26 $19,250 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,620 $11.33 $10.84 $22,540 3.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 270 $10.36 $11.48 $23,870 5.0 %

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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