Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South Central 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 South Central 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).

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Major Occupational Groups in South Central 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 137,290 $12.23 $14.73 $30,630 1.4 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,830 $27.24 $31.19 $64,870 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 540 $44.06 $47.83 $99,480 3.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,320 $31.67 $35.82 $74,510 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 300 (4) (4) $22,420 19.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (8) $38.33 $41.23 $85,760 8.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $33.98 $33.22 $69,100 6.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 310 $30.95 $35.86 $74,590 3.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 220 $25.05 $25.37 $52,770 6.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 $24.66 $29.69 $61,760 8.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 440 $28.49 $30.37 $63,170 3.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 100 $26.03 $28.94 $60,200 7.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 $18.60 $24.11 $50,140 19.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $35.39 $36.10 $75,090 3.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 260 $27.45 $29.31 $60,960 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 130 $27.48 $29.86 $62,110 3.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $25.73 $26.96 $56,070 4.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $18.26 $20.23 $42,080 15.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $12.79 $15.83 $32,930 6.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $60,200 2.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 $25.39 $30.55 $63,550 6.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 210 $37.16 $38.67 $80,420 2.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 310 $15.07 $14.49 $30,140 9.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 90 $16.49 $17.15 $35,680 9.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $22.05 $23.54 $48,960 5.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $27.49 $27.02 $56,200 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $13.57 $13.46 $28,010 19.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $16.20 $17.57 $36,550 4.2 %
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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 2,570 $22.08 $23.48 $48,840 3.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $13.65 $16.51 $34,350 8.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $19.74 $21.96 $45,680 4.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $24.61 $23.97 $49,860 7.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $20.77 $20.55 $42,750 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $24.98 $25.26 $52,540 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $14.67 $21.28 $44,250 13.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $19.32 $21.28 $44,260 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $13.96 $14.10 $29,330 14.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $6.50 $8.87 $18,450 16.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $27.81 $30.54 $63,530 5.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 160 $24.51 $25.31 $52,650 7.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 170 $27.48 $28.12 $58,500 4.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 500 $22.50 $24.50 $50,970 2.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 340 $28.69 $28.15 $58,540 4.7 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $14.66 $21.17 $44,030 3.0 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,280 $24.52 $26.20 $54,490 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 200 $28.73 $32.07 $66,690 9.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 160 $26.95 $28.80 $59,910 4.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $34.53 $32.31 $67,190 6.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $15.19 $16.48 $34,270 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 330 $28.59 $27.40 $56,980 6.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $24.72 $25.80 $53,670 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $24.61 $25.29 $52,610 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $22.07 $22.86 $47,540 8.6 %
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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 2,290 $27.16 $28.03 $58,300 4.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $20.68 $20.32 $42,270 15.7 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 40 $39.24 $39.57 $82,300 9.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 $21.25 $25.98 $54,030 11.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 $33.40 $33.40 $69,460 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 800 $31.08 $31.57 $65,670 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 540 $24.21 $27.17 $56,510 9.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 60 $37.60 $38.07 $79,180 4.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $18.52 $19.33 $40,210 4.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $23.65 $23.19 $48,240 3.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $24.79 $24.86 $51,700 3.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $12.49 $12.70 $26,430 12.6 %
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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 350 $20.24 $22.35 $46,480 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $17.76 $20.66 $42,980 11.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $22.09 $22.91 $47,660 2.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $17.53 $18.50 $38,480 7.9 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,640 $12.22 $13.23 $27,520 3.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 $19.78 $19.28 $40,100 1.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $10.91 $11.31 $23,530 4.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 140 $8.37 $8.69 $18,080 4.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 $16.45 $15.81 $32,880 3.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $14.98 $15.49 $32,220 1.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $9.76 $10.47 $21,780 4.2 %
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Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 320 $17.65 $20.80 $43,270 3.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $25.88 $28.35 $58,970 10.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $11.97 $12.96 $26,950 4.3 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (8) $13.65 $13.95 $29,010 5.5 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8,740 $17.61 $16.94 $35,240 2.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,420 1.8 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $56,780 12.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $49,000 1.5 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $48,960 10.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $53,490 2.3 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $48,190 8.0 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $62,050 2.5 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $63,790 7.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $11.89 $13.42 $27,910 12.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 400 $9.32 $12.10 $25,180 24.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 270 (4) (4) $40,010 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (4) (4) $39,010 1.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 770 (4) (4) $39,780 1.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,100 (4) (4) $40,960 2.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $39,600 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 330 (4) (4) $40,760 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $40,080 1.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $40,830 1.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 90 $16.10 $16.49 $34,300 3.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 180 (4) (4) $30,710 10.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 200 $20.18 $20.23 $42,080 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $8.08 $8.61 $17,910 2.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $21.48 $21.54 $44,800 3.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,620 (4) (4) $15,170 3.8 %
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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 630 $13.08 $15.12 $31,440 8.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $7.91 $8.15 $16,960 6.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $14.20 $15.02 $31,240 5.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $7.99 $8.88 $18,470 7.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $27.86 $27.19 $56,550 8.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $31,270 9.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $11.49 $14.33 $29,800 5.5 %
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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 6,650 $19.59 $23.30 $48,460 2.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $21.83 $22.23 $46,240 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $46.33 $43.93 $91,380 5.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 140 $41.77 $53.62 $111,520 24.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,100 $24.05 $25.72 $53,510 3.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $32.29 $31.36 $65,220 6.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $35.09 $35.33 $73,490 2.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 110 $20.05 $20.30 $42,230 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $21.85 $22.77 $47,370 8.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $34.65 $36.00 $74,870 5.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $21.94 $22.70 $47,220 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $15.06 $14.51 $30,190 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 230 $24.94 $27.93 $58,100 11.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (8) $27.33 $27.51 $57,220 5.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 330 $20.58 $20.05 $41,710 4.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 400 $10.88 $11.43 $23,780 4.1 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 30 $10.44 $10.19 $21,180 10.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 370 $11.86 $11.84 $24,630 3.7 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 50 $18.47 $17.91 $37,250 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $14.54 $14.80 $30,790 3.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $11.02 $11.51 $23,940 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,280 $14.99 $14.44 $30,030 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $11.66 $12.57 $26,150 4.2 %
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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 2,910 $9.54 $10.00 $20,810 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 250 $8.59 $8.71 $18,110 3.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,680 $9.06 $8.97 $18,660 1.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $21.70 $22.92 $47,680 7.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.91 $11.54 $23,990 11.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $12.76 $12.90 $26,830 7.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 260 $9.39 $9.29 $19,320 6.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $12.79 $12.40 $25,790 2.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $9.22 $9.38 $19,500 4.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $10.04 $10.06 $20,930 3.9 %
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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 3,010 $11.85 $12.98 $26,990 2.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 $16.55 $18.38 $38,230 3.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $16.99 $19.18 $39,900 2.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 50 $17.64 $20.16 $41,930 5.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 480 $14.45 $14.64 $30,460 6.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 350 $10.62 $10.73 $22,320 1.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $17.33 $19.31 $40,170 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 930 $12.94 $13.24 $27,530 1.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 670 $9.87 $10.48 $21,800 4.2 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 30 $6.90 $7.54 $15,690 8.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 110 $7.31 $7.35 $15,280 2.6 %
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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 10,110 $7.02 $7.46 $15,520 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $12.36 $13.68 $28,450 7.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 720 $10.80 $11.41 $23,730 4.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,340 $6.88 $6.88 $14,310 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,300 $7.57 $7.56 $15,720 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $7.98 $8.16 $16,960 3.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 460 $7.11 $7.01 $14,590 5.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 720 $7.69 $7.81 $16,240 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 130 $6.72 $7.16 $14,890 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,270 $6.78 $7.00 $14,570 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 160 $7.04 $7.22 $15,020 5.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,860 $6.35 $6.57 $13,660 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $6.82 $6.96 $14,470 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 290 $7.35 $7.20 $14,970 1.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.14 $7.09 $14,750 2.7 %
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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 3,810 $8.25 $9.20 $19,130 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $13.27 $14.51 $30,180 6.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $10.00 $12.20 $25,370 12.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,960 $8.03 $9.05 $18,820 5.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $7.39 $7.40 $15,400 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $11.76 $12.41 $25,810 5.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $8.98 $9.34 $19,420 2.4 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $10.76 $12.84 $26,700 18.6 %
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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 1,450 $7.94 $8.67 $18,020 2.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $7.08 $8.48 $17,640 8.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $6.99 $8.10 $16,840 9.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 500 $6.87 $7.81 $16,240 4.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $8.34 $8.57 $17,830 5.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $9.49 $10.49 $21,810 10.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $9.40 $10.50 $21,850 5.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 110 $7.31 $8.32 $17,320 7.9 %
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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 11,450 $8.70 $12.10 $25,160 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,280 $13.70 $15.78 $32,820 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $26.76 $32.25 $67,070 9.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,090 $7.07 $7.21 $15,000 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $7.39 $8.73 $18,150 10.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 $11.67 $12.28 $25,550 7.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,400 $8.73 $10.71 $22,270 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) $13.46 $17.95 $37,340 16.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 430 $12.06 $15.77 $32,800 8.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $18.74 $20.56 $42,770 11.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 370 $26.00 $27.67 $57,560 9.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 710 $20.25 $23.13 $48,120 5.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $24.59 $20.46 $42,560 8.6 %
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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 19,520 $11.50 $12.39 $25,780 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,210 $15.39 $16.70 $34,730 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $8.91 $9.16 $19,050 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $12.72 $13.71 $28,510 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 $12.81 $12.78 $26,590 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,640 $11.65 $12.09 $25,150 3.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $14.05 $14.38 $29,910 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $12.43 $13.92 $28,950 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,110 $10.47 $10.49 $21,830 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 120 $13.78 $15.37 $31,980 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,330 $12.82 $13.60 $28,280 3.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 150 $14.37 $14.52 $30,210 1.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $8.21 $8.50 $17,670 6.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $6.82 $6.81 $14,170 4.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $9.89 $10.26 $21,340 8.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 $13.89 $14.05 $29,220 2.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $12.33 $12.89 $26,810 7.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 330 $12.67 $12.64 $26,290 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 $13.16 $13.97 $29,070 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 710 $9.25 $9.46 $19,670 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 160 $10.69 $12.09 $25,140 1.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 290 $10.56 $11.00 $22,880 4.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $13.33 $13.64 $28,360 5.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $14.65 $14.91 $31,000 7.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $20.89 $20.41 $42,460 1.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 480 $20.48 $21.06 $43,800 0.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $14.84 $15.41 $32,050 1.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 410 $16.46 $17.11 $35,580 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 $11.91 $12.30 $25,590 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,770 $8.76 $9.66 $20,100 3.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $15.13 $15.96 $33,190 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,260 $14.03 $15.05 $31,290 4.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $15.60 $15.14 $31,480 4.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 180 $10.94 $11.55 $24,010 5.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,820 $10.46 $10.79 $22,440 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 $11.45 $13.36 $27,790 5.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 240 $10.78 $11.20 $23,300 3.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) $13.13 $13.18 $27,410 5.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $13.13 $13.21 $27,480 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,440 $9.76 $10.48 $21,790 2.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $13.38 $14.32 $29,800 3.3 %
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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 350 $13.82 $15.48 $32,190 12.4 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $19.29 $19.32 $40,190 2.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 130 $23.42 $20.92 $43,510 7.7 %
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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 5,210 $13.44 $15.00 $31,210 4.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 340 $20.02 $22.98 $47,790 6.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $15.91 $15.57 $32,390 10.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 550 $15.61 $15.25 $31,710 17.1 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (8) $11.07 $12.00 $24,950 12.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 40 $14.74 $13.59 $28,270 12.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 260 $13.32 $13.46 $27,990 4.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 670 $11.47 $11.71 $24,360 2.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $12.83 $13.11 $27,260 7.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 510 $16.20 $17.14 $35,640 7.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 460 $20.85 $19.91 $41,410 7.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $14.97 $14.54 $30,240 10.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $11.49 $12.03 $25,020 4.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $17.22 $18.06 $37,570 7.7 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 90 $16.11 $17.43 $36,250 10.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $11.12 $11.80 $24,550 7.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $13.59 $16.78 $34,890 3.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $15.05 $15.20 $31,610 7.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $10.26 $10.31 $21,440 2.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.56 $10.78 $22,430 5.9 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 70 $13.36 $12.87 $26,760 3.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $17.65 $18.27 $38,000 10.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 310 $9.64 $9.99 $20,780 2.4 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 60 $10.69 $11.22 $23,340 5.8 %
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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 5,810 $15.45 $16.31 $33,930 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 500 $18.91 $20.37 $42,360 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $11.36 $13.12 $27,290 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $25.15 $22.06 $45,890 12.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) $21.43 $23.27 $48,400 10.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $20.02 $19.51 $40,580 6.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 650 $13.76 $13.71 $28,520 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $13.83 $14.88 $30,950 4.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 140 $11.22 $11.82 $24,590 4.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $13.72 $14.57 $30,300 3.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 130 $8.31 $8.96 $18,630 6.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $9.74 $10.75 $22,350 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 450 $16.28 $16.86 $35,070 5.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,930 $15.56 $15.99 $33,260 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 $13.13 $15.13 $31,470 8.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $20.74 $19.67 $40,910 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 240 $24.16 $23.72 $49,340 2.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $21.75 $21.22 $44,140 10.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $9.70 $11.11 $23,110 4.2 %
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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 28,930 $12.21 $12.89 $26,810 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,890 $17.20 $18.92 $39,360 3.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 320 $9.23 $9.94 $20,680 3.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 200 $13.90 $14.60 $30,360 6.6 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $10.56 $10.45 $21,730 6.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 9,010 $12.05 $11.93 $24,810 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $8.15 $8.05 $16,750 2.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $10.59 $10.74 $22,350 2.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 210 $12.59 $14.02 $29,160 6.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 760 $11.71 $12.21 $25,400 3.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $10.88 $11.87 $24,690 10.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $11.16 $11.84 $24,630 8.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.62 $12.58 $26,170 4.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $12.56 $12.89 $26,800 4.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 790 $17.29 $17.45 $36,300 7.5 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 90 $13.12 $13.29 $27,650 3.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 $10.94 $11.63 $24,190 4.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 $15.18 $15.40 $32,030 10.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 210 $20.76 $20.80 $43,260 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 570 $13.61 $13.98 $29,090 2.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $15.56 $15.69 $32,630 8.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $12.62 $12.46 $25,910 5.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 90 $10.85 $13.42 $27,910 3.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 2,040 $9.99 $10.47 $21,770 5.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 190 $8.39 $8.35 $17,360 2.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 570 $9.84 $10.26 $21,330 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $11.85 $12.43 $25,850 8.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 190 $10.20 $11.13 $23,150 7.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 210 $9.93 $10.20 $21,220 4.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 $26.06 $24.89 $51,780 13.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $24.52 $21.07 $43,820 11.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) $10.52 $11.73 $24,400 5.4 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $10.33 $10.77 $22,390 7.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $11.88 $11.58 $24,090 5.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $14.35 $14.41 $29,960 4.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.98 $13.80 $28,710 2.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,050 $13.25 $14.39 $29,940 2.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 710 $10.15 $10.34 $21,500 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $13.41 $13.99 $29,110 6.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $9.49 $9.90 $20,600 10.8 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $14.97 $14.61 $30,380 4.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $12.51 $12.76 $26,540 3.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,560 $11.39 $11.80 $24,550 5.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 680 $12.35 $12.01 $24,970 5.9 %
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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 13,420 $11.81 $13.22 $27,490 3.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $19.12 $22.81 $47,450 11.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 480 $19.45 $19.23 $39,990 3.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $8.03 $8.06 $16,760 3.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,060 $6.44 $6.84 $14,230 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 430 $10.31 $11.44 $23,800 5.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,460 $15.91 $18.01 $37,460 7.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 830 $10.41 $12.06 $25,090 7.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $9.19 $8.72 $18,140 6.3 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 60 $13.75 $14.47 $30,090 2.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $11.39 $11.42 $23,760 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,610 $14.68 $14.22 $29,570 1.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $8.59 $9.28 $19,300 5.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,790 $10.07 $10.75 $22,360 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 430 $9.30 $9.47 $19,700 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 990 $9.87 $10.03 $20,860 3.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 270 $9.38 $9.44 $19,630 3.2 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 120 $12.99 $12.64 $26,280 3.3 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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