Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC



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 Wilmington, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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 Wilmington, NC (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 140,540 $12.51 $15.66 $32,580 1.7 %
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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 5,850 $33.85 $39.45 $82,050 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 $69.95 $74.65 $155,270 6.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,220 $38.34 $44.94 $93,480 2.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 450 $32.03 $35.18 $73,180 5.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $31.15 $33.82 $70,350 5.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 190 $29.03 $34.28 $71,300 12.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 460 $36.33 $39.23 $81,590 5.0 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 $32.11 $31.78 $66,100 4.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $32.85 $35.59 $74,020 10.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 $34.71 $34.36 $71,470 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $31.09 $38.09 $79,220 13.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 280 $34.34 $46.73 $97,190 12.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $14.85 $16.31 $33,920 7.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $58,930 2.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 150 $39.88 $41.32 $85,950 8.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 190 $42.46 $42.06 $87,480 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $22.17 $22.64 $47,090 2.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $22.88 $28.78 $59,870 8.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $20.68 $22.02 $45,800 5.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $35.03 $38.13 $79,310 4.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $45.67 $49.08 $102,080 8.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $24.87 $30.88 $64,240 10.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $27.32 $28.69 $59,680 2.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $33.28 $36.31 $75,520 3.3 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,710 $22.26 $23.96 $49,840 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $18.46 $20.70 $43,060 12.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $18.88 $19.46 $40,480 4.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $20.70 $22.66 $47,130 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $19.22 $20.23 $42,070 1.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $23.23 $23.76 $49,420 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 180 $18.84 $21.84 $45,420 5.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $24.68 $26.00 $54,070 7.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 180 $25.21 $25.37 $52,770 2.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $20.73 $22.35 $46,480 4.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 540 $22.72 $24.04 $50,010 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 720 $24.46 $27.10 $56,360 8.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $21.11 $25.38 $52,790 4.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 70 $17.15 $18.18 $37,810 5.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 460 $20.64 $22.20 $46,170 6.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $21.90 $23.16 $48,180 4.3 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,450 $23.29 $26.02 $54,130 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $29.31 $31.08 $64,640 5.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 140 $33.22 $34.70 $72,180 8.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $31.49 $33.95 $70,610 10.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 290 $17.92 $17.91 $37,250 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $27.20 $29.09 $60,500 4.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $22.90 $26.17 $54,440 8.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $24.35 $26.10 $54,280 3.2 %
15-2041 Statisticians (8) $34.45 $34.16 $71,050 6.2 %
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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 2,480 $24.06 $25.71 $53,480 7.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $26.34 $24.65 $51,270 9.4 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 30 $26.07 $25.07 $52,150 13.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $22.95 $22.91 $47,650 7.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 30 $35.53 $36.09 $75,060 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 230 $32.50 $32.17 $66,910 5.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $33.61 $37.07 $77,100 5.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $22.75 $25.57 $53,180 11.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $38.32 $35.75 $74,360 5.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 $32.86 $34.36 $71,470 5.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $18.76 $24.42 $50,800 12.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $11.23 $17.51 $36,420 9.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $20.93 $22.56 $46,930 4.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 200 $17.60 $17.10 $35,560 9.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $17.03 $17.88 $37,200 5.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $15.31 $17.06 $35,470 12.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 350 $12.21 $13.18 $27,410 3.0 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,600 $24.68 $25.77 $53,610 5.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 120 $23.09 $22.63 $47,060 6.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $23.93 $27.96 $58,150 5.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $21.41 $22.91 $47,650 7.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $22.12 $22.93 $47,700 4.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 110 $15.93 $15.86 $32,990 3.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 120 $17.86 $18.17 $37,790 4.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $17.45 $17.74 $36,890 2.1 %
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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 1,430 $16.80 $17.72 $36,850 2.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 150 $20.98 $21.10 $43,890 2.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 140 $12.52 $14.27 $29,690 5.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 360 $18.90 $19.81 $41,210 1.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $18.91 $19.05 $39,620 1.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $23.19 $24.15 $50,230 2.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 120 $16.79 $16.79 $34,920 2.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 290 $11.98 $11.81 $24,570 3.8 %
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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 530 $18.38 $24.04 $50,000 7.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $29.90 $34.71 $72,200 8.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 270 $15.34 $15.86 $32,980 4.3 %
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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 8,410 $15.91 $16.50 $34,320 4.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $65,030 6.7 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $61,390 2.0 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $51,700 4.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $50,040 1.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $55,290 2.0 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $42,910 2.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (4) (4) $46,250 3.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 250 $20.41 $21.30 $44,310 1.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 820 $8.07 $8.60 $17,880 7.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 40 (4) (4) $39,630 3.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,370 (4) (4) $37,990 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 770 (4) (4) $37,690 1.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 (4) (4) $34,800 3.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $33,880 4.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 130 $13.62 $14.82 $30,820 2.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $20.75 $21.56 $44,840 4.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $13.50 $13.84 $28,800 2.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $21.10 $21.83 $45,400 1.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,300 (4) (4) $18,240 1.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 60 $16.30 $17.73 $36,870 8.5 %
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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 1,290 $14.22 $16.12 $33,530 4.4 %
27-1011 Art Directors (8) $22.20 $21.37 $44,450 7.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (8) $21.83 $22.79 $47,400 3.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.82 $9.77 $20,320 6.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $16.49 $15.75 $32,750 10.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 100 $11.87 $11.85 $24,650 3.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $17.61 $21.77 $45,270 19.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 170 (4) (4) $27,920 9.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $10.36 $12.27 $25,510 8.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $16.24 $16.76 $34,870 3.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $19.01 $19.49 $40,530 2.7 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $20.97 $22.51 $46,830 6.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) $12.58 $12.44 $25,870 4.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $16.01 $15.70 $32,650 10.6 %
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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 7,030 $23.36 $28.55 $59,380 2.9 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $42.54 $42.67 $88,750 8.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $58.49 $73.92 $153,760 19.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $43.06 $42.39 $88,170 3.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 140 (5) $81.12 $168,740 9.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General 50 (5) $95.15 $197,920 12.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 110 (5) (5) (5) 8.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 (5) $66.01 $137,290 14.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 150 $34.77 $35.10 $73,010 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $29.61 $29.50 $61,360 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $33.25 $33.40 $69,460 5.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 150 $23.97 $25.12 $52,250 3.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $36.34 $42.70 $88,810 19.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $22.19 $22.70 $47,210 5.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $14.93 $15.37 $31,970 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $28.58 $28.33 $58,920 7.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $23.50 $23.95 $49,810 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 330 $20.38 $20.77 $43,210 3.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 230 $14.18 $14.46 $30,070 4.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 270 $10.13 $10.67 $22,190 5.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $14.49 $15.34 $31,920 4.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $11.67 $11.75 $24,450 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 710 $17.00 $17.29 $35,970 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 $12.13 $13.78 $28,660 4.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $13.83 $14.09 $29,310 5.6 %
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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 5,740 $9.59 $10.45 $21,740 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,330 $8.34 $8.52 $17,720 1.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,270 $9.73 $9.90 $20,590 2.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $21.73 $22.29 $46,360 2.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $9.04 $8.37 $17,410 7.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 340 $14.32 $14.74 $30,660 6.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 710 $13.28 $13.10 $27,250 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $14.51 $14.38 $29,900 2.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 160 $8.25 $8.64 $17,980 5.1 %
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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 2,870 $14.13 $14.62 $30,420 3.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $22.51 $23.97 $49,870 3.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $19.29 $19.68 $40,920 3.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 410 $13.75 $13.95 $29,020 2.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 160 $20.76 $23.05 $47,940 5.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 680 $16.44 $16.72 $34,780 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 730 $9.28 $10.31 $21,450 3.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 230 $6.87 $7.14 $14,850 4.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $14.38 $14.47 $30,100 5.1 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 16,190 $7.32 $8.11 $16,880 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 120 $14.52 $15.80 $32,860 15.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,410 $11.30 $12.19 $25,360 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 350 $7.86 $7.90 $16,430 4.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 510 $8.36 $8.79 $18,280 5.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,370 $9.26 $9.53 $19,810 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 250 $8.87 $8.68 $18,060 4.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,230 $7.88 $8.02 $16,680 2.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 660 $7.11 $8.05 $16,740 4.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,750 $6.55 $6.68 $13,890 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 650 $6.83 $7.14 $14,850 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,800 $6.88 $7.65 $15,910 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 160 $10.04 $10.27 $21,360 2.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 480 $7.17 $7.69 $15,990 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 640 $7.37 $7.31 $15,210 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 820 $7.29 $7.29 $15,160 2.3 %
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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 5,590 $9.20 $9.82 $20,420 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 320 $11.64 $12.28 $25,540 8.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $16.62 $17.78 $36,980 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,840 $8.65 $9.11 $18,950 3.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,020 $7.90 $7.99 $16,610 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 190 $10.94 $11.96 $24,870 6.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,910 $9.63 $9.80 $20,390 1.4 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,640 $7.96 $9.31 $19,370 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $12.41 $13.50 $28,080 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $8.54 $9.03 $18,780 4.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $6.29 $6.22 $12,940 5.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 590 $6.55 $6.71 $13,970 2.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $8.64 $9.15 $19,030 5.1 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (8) $7.65 $7.43 $15,450 4.2 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $7.07 $7.08 $14,720 4.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 150 $9.31 $9.24 $19,220 9.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $7.30 $7.83 $16,280 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 220 $8.13 $8.44 $17,560 4.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 240 $8.69 $12.00 $24,960 13.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 290 $14.08 $13.29 $27,640 3.5 %
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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 17,320 $10.02 $14.17 $29,460 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,020 $13.87 $15.76 $32,770 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 360 $22.61 $24.25 $50,440 9.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,390 $7.45 $7.66 $15,930 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 680 $8.57 $12.00 $24,970 9.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 330 $15.37 $16.20 $33,700 15.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,670 $9.06 $10.81 $22,480 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $17.50 $18.68 $38,860 7.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 320 $20.69 $27.18 $56,540 11.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $34.70 $46.27 $96,240 23.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 290 $15.88 $17.40 $36,180 6.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 320 $23.68 $29.64 $61,660 8.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,850 $22.37 $25.03 $52,070 7.8 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 250 $13.39 $16.16 $33,620 15.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 260 $22.12 $32.53 $67,670 12.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $40.83 $38.59 $80,270 6.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 90 $9.59 $11.75 $24,430 10.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 80 $10.28 $13.47 $28,010 11.9 %
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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 22,430 $12.56 $13.22 $27,500 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,530 $18.81 $19.92 $41,440 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 190 $10.46 $10.52 $21,890 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 420 $14.37 $14.72 $30,620 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 590 $12.55 $12.80 $26,620 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,730 $13.15 $13.52 $28,120 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $13.98 $13.81 $28,730 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.02 $14.96 $31,110 2.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 640 $11.28 $11.53 $23,970 2.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 70 $13.07 $13.12 $27,280 9.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $15.24 $15.03 $31,250 4.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,240 $13.14 $13.05 $27,140 7.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 210 $14.35 $14.74 $30,650 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $10.12 $10.27 $21,360 4.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 420 $8.83 $9.35 $19,450 4.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $9.17 $9.68 $20,130 3.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $12.55 $12.47 $25,940 6.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 280 $12.71 $12.30 $25,580 7.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $13.49 $13.67 $28,430 6.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $11.90 $12.14 $25,260 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $14.69 $14.55 $30,260 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,240 $10.42 $10.53 $21,910 2.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 80 $11.64 $11.59 $24,110 3.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 170 $11.73 $13.16 $27,370 4.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $21.05 $20.69 $43,040 9.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $8.85 $9.53 $19,830 6.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $12.93 $12.87 $26,780 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $13.78 $15.02 $31,250 4.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $13.21 $13.27 $27,610 2.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 $20.95 $20.84 $43,350 2.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $20.61 $19.22 $39,970 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $16.92 $18.13 $37,710 11.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 810 $11.84 $11.88 $24,700 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,390 $9.43 $9.75 $20,280 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $8.67 $12.64 $26,290 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,680 $15.31 $15.63 $32,510 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 320 $11.52 $13.42 $27,910 14.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 350 $11.64 $11.43 $23,780 2.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,160 $12.51 $12.54 $26,070 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $11.59 $11.42 $23,760 4.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 $13.04 $13.16 $27,370 6.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $10.29 $10.12 $21,040 5.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,770 $10.64 $11.19 $23,280 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $12.83 $13.37 $27,810 7.2 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 80 $7.92 $10.54 $21,920 18.3 %
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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 9,290 $13.80 $14.47 $30,110 1.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,200 $20.13 $21.45 $44,620 2.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 230 $10.31 $11.22 $23,340 9.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,750 $14.15 $14.28 $29,700 3.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 $12.81 $12.94 $26,910 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,550 $11.01 $11.35 $23,610 2.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $11.14 $11.45 $23,820 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 290 $14.79 $14.94 $31,070 1.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $14.41 $13.90 $28,910 4.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 670 $16.71 $16.79 $34,920 2.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 680 $12.61 $12.86 $26,740 4.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $13.33 $13.29 $27,650 2.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 520 $14.41 $14.94 $31,070 3.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $13.14 $13.29 $27,650 10.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 80 $16.19 $16.46 $34,240 7.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $14.17 $15.19 $31,600 3.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $12.55 $12.02 $25,010 5.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 460 $11.95 $12.11 $25,190 4.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.30 $9.87 $20,520 9.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 120 $20.36 $20.46 $42,560 2.0 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,830 $15.49 $17.41 $36,210 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 660 $23.87 $26.49 $55,090 5.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $13.60 $13.53 $28,150 9.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $24.51 $23.81 $49,530 4.6 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $13.60 $15.42 $32,080 3.9 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) $13.54 $13.05 $27,140 12.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $11.30 $11.89 $24,730 8.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $19.14 $20.54 $42,720 6.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 680 $16.71 $17.84 $37,110 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $16.50 $16.64 $34,610 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 100 $17.01 $17.16 $35,690 2.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $12.95 $14.13 $29,380 14.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.29 $10.18 $21,170 2.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 580 $12.92 $13.54 $28,160 5.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 220 $20.14 $21.93 $45,620 7.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,340 $13.44 $14.18 $29,500 1.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $12.79 $13.64 $28,360 4.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $16.89 $17.23 $35,840 4.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 210 $10.14 $10.31 $21,450 3.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 200 $10.29 $12.91 $26,860 11.1 %
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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 9,100 $11.66 $13.92 $28,960 9.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 730 $20.91 $21.99 $45,730 8.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 30 $13.25 $13.43 $27,930 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $8.79 $9.18 $19,100 3.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $8.49 $9.31 $19,360 8.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 130 $9.22 $9.28 $19,300 2.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $12.91 $12.85 $26,730 2.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.80 $12.55 $26,110 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.95 $12.23 $25,430 4.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $16.34 $16.82 $34,980 3.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $23.40 $22.62 $47,050 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $14.87 $15.76 $32,770 4.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $12.48 $12.46 $25,920 4.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $16.11 $16.93 $35,210 11.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 80 $7.81 $7.81 $16,240 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $8.49 $9.26 $19,260 4.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 150 $10.70 $10.77 $22,400 3.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $11.73 $12.76 $26,540 6.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $10.76 $10.45 $21,730 7.5 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (8) $17.51 $17.88 $37,200 5.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $10.07 $9.99 $20,780 3.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $15.80 $17.28 $35,940 7.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $17.80 $21.76 $45,260 11.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $10.92 $12.40 $25,790 7.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 230 $11.53 $11.87 $24,690 4.3 %
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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 9,680 $11.07 $12.63 $26,280 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $15.97 $16.66 $34,650 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $22.22 $23.76 $49,420 3.7 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 40 $8.04 $7.90 $16,430 4.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 650 $8.04 $9.75 $20,280 8.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,230 $17.55 $18.09 $37,620 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,230 $12.23 $13.03 $27,110 4.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $8.58 $8.47 $17,620 3.1 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 130 $13.34 $13.45 $27,970 3.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 $19.32 $21.21 $44,110 2.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $9.18 $9.19 $19,120 6.2 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 60 $9.78 $10.80 $22,470 4.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $19.96 $20.32 $42,260 2.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 $16.45 $16.73 $34,790 8.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 720 $13.49 $14.57 $30,310 6.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 410 $7.42 $8.50 $17,680 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,470 $8.97 $10.20 $21,220 3.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $14.85 $14.33 $29,800 6.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 690 $8.00 $8.09 $16,830 3.0 %

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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