Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

North 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 North 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).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in North 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 118,880 $11.02 $13.67 $28,440 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 5,640 $22.79 $26.80 $55,740 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 480 $48.30 $55.57 $115,580 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,810 $25.24 $29.31 $60,960 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 460 (4) (4) $15,080 8.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $29.85 $31.80 $66,140 5.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $26.57 $29.84 $62,060 5.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 $16.02 $17.49 $36,380 5.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $23.60 $26.64 $55,410 5.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 400 $23.76 $27.45 $57,100 3.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 $21.54 $24.55 $51,060 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $21.95 $24.89 $51,770 3.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $20.53 $21.39 $44,490 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $18.66 $21.40 $44,510 5.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $21.08 $24.57 $51,110 9.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $22.58 $20.66 $42,960 3.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $54,650 2.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $24.78 $24.23 $50,390 6.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $30.57 $31.06 $64,610 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 290 $13.34 $14.45 $30,060 5.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 $15.16 $14.95 $31,090 7.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $28.54 $30.53 $63,510 5.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $27.50 $27.25 $56,690 1.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $10.11 $12.76 $26,540 18.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $19.01 $18.56 $38,610 2.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $22.69 $24.23 $50,410 12.0 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,570 $18.62 $19.98 $41,570 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $13.34 $15.95 $33,180 9.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $16.56 $17.74 $36,900 3.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $26.82 $26.32 $54,750 5.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $21.74 $21.59 $44,910 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $23.27 $24.41 $50,780 6.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $14.73 $16.39 $34,100 6.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $15.62 $17.26 $35,910 7.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $19.32 $21.37 $44,460 12.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $18.22 $19.21 $39,960 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 340 $17.63 $18.50 $38,480 3.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $17.48 $16.76 $34,860 3.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $21.04 $24.01 $49,940 6.6 %
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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 480 $19.50 $22.77 $47,350 4.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $22.25 $24.51 $50,980 8.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $26.10 $32.85 $68,320 22.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $16.28 $17.04 $35,430 5.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $24.12 $25.26 $52,550 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $20.74 $24.00 $49,920 5.7 %
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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 750 $21.84 $22.70 $47,210 3.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $11.24 $12.10 $25,160 10.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $27.86 $28.57 $59,420 4.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $27.10 $27.54 $57,280 3.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $24.15 $23.53 $48,950 2.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 120 $28.00 $28.29 $58,840 2.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $20.32 $20.88 $43,420 5.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 $18.71 $18.46 $38,400 4.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $9.22 $10.52 $21,880 13.2 %
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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 420 $18.12 $18.71 $38,910 2.9 %
19-1032 Foresters 30 $9.05 $13.12 $27,300 6.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $20.87 $21.60 $44,930 1.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $20.71 $19.94 $41,480 5.7 %
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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 1,110 $15.23 $15.55 $32,350 1.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $14.90 $15.39 $32,020 2.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $20.88 $20.27 $42,150 2.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $16.45 $16.00 $33,280 1.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $20.51 $20.79 $43,250 5.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $15.67 $15.82 $32,910 3.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $13.89 $13.54 $28,160 10.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $11.41 $11.15 $23,190 2.4 %
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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 300 $22.29 $36.74 $76,420 14.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $64.83 $59.30 $123,350 13.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.87 $17.75 $36,920 7.2 %
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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 $16.02 $16.09 $33,480 4.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $39,210 2.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $23.19 $22.44 $46,670 15.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 200 $7.13 $8.67 $18,030 5.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 (4) (4) $35,800 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,200 (4) (4) $32,960 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 620 (4) (4) $35,400 3.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,030 (4) (4) $36,700 3.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $34,680 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 250 (4) (4) $33,870 4.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $35,510 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $39,510 2.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 40 $14.68 $15.71 $32,680 7.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $19,760 12.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $18.37 $17.16 $35,690 3.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $9.25 $9.62 $20,010 9.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,410 (4) (4) $17,180 3.3 %
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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 640 $11.03 $13.15 $27,350 5.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $9.47 $9.80 $20,390 6.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $12.69 $13.83 $28,760 5.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $21,150 11.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $8.46 $9.32 $19,380 12.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $10.99 $12.50 $26,000 14.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $12.72 $14.77 $30,720 11.2 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $15.84 $15.15 $31,520 9.9 %
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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 7,430 $18.22 $24.75 $51,490 7.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $45.84 $49.13 $102,180 17.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $18.46 $18.58 $38,640 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $49.51 $48.94 $101,790 2.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $80.37 $167,170 18.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 11.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $90.26 $187,740 12.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $36.08 $36.86 $76,670 9.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,730 $23.36 $25.09 $52,180 3.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $33.19 $31.31 $65,120 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $32.97 $32.25 $67,080 3.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 160 $19.37 $19.78 $41,140 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $24.92 $25.88 $53,820 6.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $22.01 $22.65 $47,110 2.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 $14.75 $14.37 $29,890 3.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $21.78 $23.27 $48,400 9.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (8) $24.73 $24.76 $51,510 3.1 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (8) $32.00 $30.96 $64,400 4.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 420 $22.12 $21.64 $45,020 5.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 890 $10.88 $11.69 $24,320 6.2 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 60 $8.71 $9.17 $19,070 5.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 460 $11.11 $11.76 $24,460 4.4 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $17.19 $17.46 $36,320 2.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 140 $16.95 $17.13 $35,640 2.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $11.63 $12.05 $25,060 4.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,400 $13.92 $14.24 $29,630 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $11.34 $12.93 $26,880 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 110 $13.77 $13.28 $27,620 2.5 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,420 $9.03 $10.89 $22,640 10.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 470 $8.74 $8.79 $18,280 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,960 $8.55 $10.85 $22,560 21.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $20.51 $21.24 $44,180 4.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $9.38 $9.52 $19,790 3.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $11.02 $10.70 $22,250 11.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $9.83 $9.77 $20,310 3.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $10.93 $11.18 $23,250 2.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $10.34 $10.51 $21,870 5.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $10.56 $10.21 $21,250 7.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 50 $9.23 $9.54 $19,850 4.6 %
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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 2,630 $11.66 $12.61 $26,230 2.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 $16.66 $17.42 $36,240 9.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $25.53 $24.54 $51,050 2.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $24.36 $22.28 $46,340 8.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 330 $9.99 $11.09 $23,080 8.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 700 $10.96 $11.68 $24,300 6.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $16.27 $17.54 $36,490 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 600 $13.40 $14.10 $29,330 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 $8.37 $8.56 $17,800 4.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 70 $6.80 $6.95 $14,450 4.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $6.59 $6.80 $14,140 5.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 110 $12.34 $13.01 $27,050 3.3 %
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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 9,000 $6.83 $7.47 $15,530 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 770 $8.93 $10.47 $21,770 4.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,050 $6.53 $6.61 $13,760 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 940 $7.64 $7.90 $16,440 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 600 $7.74 $8.17 $16,990 4.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $6.79 $6.92 $14,390 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 670 $6.94 $7.37 $15,320 4.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 130 $6.99 $7.93 $16,500 8.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,060 $6.50 $6.82 $14,190 4.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $7.83 $8.15 $16,940 6.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,530 $6.42 $6.75 $14,040 4.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $6.86 $7.45 $15,490 6.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $6.38 $6.38 $13,280 3.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 280 $6.93 $7.10 $14,760 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $7.33 $7.39 $15,370 2.8 %
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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 3,030 $8.28 $8.83 $18,370 3.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $12.15 $12.50 $25,990 8.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $10.22 $11.23 $23,360 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,460 $8.09 $8.79 $18,280 6.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $7.10 $7.67 $15,950 4.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 530 $9.45 $9.37 $19,500 2.5 %
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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 1,770 $8.02 $8.87 $18,440 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $15.81 $15.47 $32,180 6.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $7.58 $8.29 $17,250 4.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $6.39 $6.62 $13,770 5.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $8.91 $9.59 $19,940 10.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $7.40 $10.96 $22,790 22.5 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $9.39 $9.66 $20,100 8.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $7.32 $8.25 $17,150 6.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 650 $7.46 $7.40 $15,400 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $8.07 $11.92 $24,800 26.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 260 $10.12 $10.44 $21,710 3.0 %
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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 11,320 $8.42 $11.75 $24,450 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,260 $14.59 $19.28 $40,090 10.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $22.91 $24.69 $51,360 9.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,440 $6.68 $6.99 $14,540 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $7.89 $8.54 $17,750 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $9.30 $11.31 $23,520 6.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,130 $8.98 $10.53 $21,890 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $13.03 $16.36 $34,020 16.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 200 $11.57 $17.73 $36,890 14.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 350 $12.84 $13.91 $28,940 4.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $21.42 $24.71 $51,410 12.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 580 $24.38 $28.91 $60,120 9.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $13.02 $13.39 $27,850 21.9 %
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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 16,320 $10.85 $11.95 $24,850 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 970 $15.21 $17.13 $35,630 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.17 $9.65 $20,080 3.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $13.75 $15.23 $31,670 5.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 350 $11.06 $11.40 $23,720 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,380 $11.05 $11.72 $24,370 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $13.24 $13.64 $28,360 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $12.42 $12.66 $26,320 4.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 730 $10.38 $11.08 $23,050 5.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $14.44 $14.43 $30,000 9.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,210 $11.16 $12.01 $24,980 2.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 210 $14.30 $14.54 $30,240 0.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $9.21 $10.41 $21,650 6.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $6.77 $6.95 $14,450 4.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $9.06 $9.48 $19,710 2.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $8.68 $10.12 $21,040 7.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $10.85 $11.86 $24,670 6.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $12.42 $12.89 $26,820 6.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 $10.73 $12.08 $25,130 5.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $14.23 $14.86 $30,920 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 720 $9.39 $9.27 $19,280 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 170 $10.67 $11.42 $23,760 2.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $9.61 $11.31 $23,520 8.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $12.99 $13.34 $27,750 4.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 120 $9.44 $11.05 $22,990 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $21.35 $20.90 $43,460 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 480 $20.01 $21.01 $43,690 0.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $16.25 $15.83 $32,920 1.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $16.30 $17.04 $35,440 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 530 $11.45 $11.96 $24,880 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,550 $8.26 $9.31 $19,370 3.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $11.25 $11.66 $24,260 4.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 940 $12.83 $13.47 $28,020 3.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $11.87 $12.21 $25,400 9.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 220 $10.49 $10.67 $22,200 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,510 $9.83 $10.11 $21,030 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $12.11 $13.20 $27,450 8.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $10.22 $10.61 $22,070 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,260 $10.00 $10.43 $21,680 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 30 $14.72 $16.09 $33,470 11.7 %
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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 670 $9.11 $9.86 $20,510 4.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $13.33 $14.97 $31,130 11.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $12.44 $12.55 $26,110 2.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 310 $7.99 $8.17 $16,990 3.8 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $6.70 $7.37 $15,340 12.3 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 50 $10.45 $10.55 $21,950 3.3 %
45-4021 Fallers 50 $12.58 $12.83 $26,690 8.9 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 60 $10.65 $10.53 $21,900 5.5 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 30 $11.73 $12.09 $25,140 9.7 %
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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 4,850 $12.80 $13.32 $27,710 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $16.00 $17.29 $35,950 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $16.25 $16.47 $34,270 9.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 340 $14.74 $15.52 $32,280 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $15.09 $15.08 $31,370 6.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,290 $11.75 $11.63 $24,190 3.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $12.35 $11.89 $24,720 6.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (8) $10.87 $11.95 $24,850 4.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 260 $16.40 $16.21 $33,710 3.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $9.25 $10.13 $21,070 9.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $11.73 $11.85 $24,640 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $15.04 $15.35 $31,920 3.5 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $13.30 $13.41 $27,900 7.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $13.72 $15.04 $31,280 4.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 100 $9.17 $8.66 $18,020 12.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.85 $10.59 $22,030 3.5 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 40 $10.36 $10.27 $21,360 7.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 270 $10.08 $10.35 $21,520 1.0 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (8) $22.46 $22.13 $46,020 5.5 %
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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 5,200 $13.67 $14.61 $30,380 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $17.81 $19.72 $41,020 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140 $25.47 $23.46 $48,790 8.3 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $18.05 $17.32 $36,020 4.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 230 $15.52 $16.22 $33,740 7.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 510 $11.56 $12.41 $25,810 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $12.52 $12.41 $25,810 2.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $10.99 $11.73 $24,400 6.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $13.31 $13.59 $28,260 3.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $8.64 $9.27 $19,280 10.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.63 $9.70 $20,180 7.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $15.63 $15.69 $32,630 4.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $12.16 $13.13 $27,310 8.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 220 $15.82 $16.05 $33,370 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,770 $12.62 $13.05 $27,140 2.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $9.59 $11.82 $24,590 10.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $15.34 $18.25 $37,950 19.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 $22.30 $22.04 $45,850 3.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $19.73 $19.78 $41,150 4.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 160 $11.99 $13.19 $27,440 6.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $9.26 $11.18 $23,250 9.4 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 21,900 $10.75 $11.79 $24,520 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,030 $17.17 $18.43 $38,340 2.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 150 $12.10 $12.17 $25,310 4.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $14.53 $14.05 $29,210 4.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,950 $10.86 $11.15 $23,190 2.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 240 $9.54 $9.72 $20,220 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $9.91 $10.88 $22,630 11.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $10.98 $11.42 $23,750 4.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.89 $9.60 $19,970 2.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 550 $14.77 $15.00 $31,190 3.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.21 $14.98 $31,170 4.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.51 $13.67 $28,430 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 570 $11.31 $11.72 $24,380 2.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $10.33 $10.50 $21,850 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $12.69 $12.34 $25,660 3.1 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $9.77 $10.72 $22,300 5.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 510 $13.53 $13.48 $28,040 3.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 480 $14.73 $13.61 $28,320 5.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $10.57 $10.78 $22,420 3.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 170 $19.81 $18.74 $38,980 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 480 $12.03 $12.89 $26,810 3.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $12.83 $13.02 $27,070 4.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $10.39 $12.49 $25,990 5.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $7.73 $7.90 $16,430 4.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,580 $8.54 $8.72 $18,130 3.2 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers (8) $14.26 $14.13 $29,400 5.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 60 $13.42 $13.15 $27,350 3.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 350 $10.87 $11.89 $24,730 4.6 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 30 $9.65 $9.46 $19,670 4.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 330 $11.65 $11.40 $23,710 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 840 $9.95 $10.05 $20,900 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $12.40 $12.99 $27,020 4.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $11.89 $11.23 $23,370 2.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $10.42 $10.78 $22,430 4.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $8.62 $9.03 $18,780 2.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 340 $11.12 $13.88 $28,880 9.6 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 180 $11.88 $15.47 $32,180 10.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,020 $11.33 $12.22 $25,420 4.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 460 $12.22 $11.70 $24,340 3.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $12.33 $12.66 $26,330 6.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $11.55 $14.70 $30,580 17.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 50 $11.85 $12.19 $25,350 5.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,380 $9.04 $9.03 $18,790 2.7 %
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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 11,630 $10.22 $11.20 $23,300 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $13.03 $14.36 $29,870 8.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $14.56 $16.53 $34,380 5.2 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 90 $9.79 $9.67 $20,110 2.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 620 $6.57 $7.92 $16,480 6.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 340 $13.59 $15.11 $31,420 10.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,990 $13.57 $15.16 $31,540 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,130 $9.77 $10.91 $22,690 6.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $7.75 $7.81 $16,240 5.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $6.30 $6.50 $13,530 6.0 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 50 $9.49 $10.12 $21,050 1.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 270 $13.01 $13.33 $27,730 5.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 860 $11.63 $12.33 $25,640 3.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 280 $8.98 $9.19 $19,110 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,200 $8.59 $9.08 $18,880 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 560 $10.77 $10.71 $22,280 2.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 840 $9.57 $9.34 $19,420 2.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $8.37 $8.76 $18,230 4.7 %

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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