Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Winston-Salem, 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 Winston-Salem, 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).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in Winston-Salem, 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 212,450 $13.81 $17.54 $36,480 2.0 %
&nbsp
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 10,000 $38.98 $44.10 $91,720 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 210 (5) $83.06 $172,770 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,640 $44.38 $51.86 $107,870 3.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2021 Marketing Managers 340 $46.80 $47.18 $98,130 3.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 770 $37.75 $41.43 $86,180 3.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 100 $37.22 $39.63 $82,420 5.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 260 $32.90 $33.99 $70,690 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 610 $44.98 $45.50 $94,650 1.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,250 $38.16 $44.19 $91,910 4.0 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 140 $39.34 $45.68 $95,010 4.9 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 $40.33 $41.94 $87,240 7.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 80 $41.22 $45.34 $94,310 6.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 520 $39.89 $41.34 $85,990 2.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 160 $38.02 $38.88 $80,870 2.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 170 $37.81 $38.92 $80,960 4.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 230 $34.69 $35.02 $72,840 4.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $15.43 $17.21 $35,790 4.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $68,500 4.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 360 $30.18 $35.43 $73,690 5.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 220 $44.21 $44.90 $93,390 2.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 230 $21.16 $21.50 $44,730 3.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $18.09 $20.81 $43,280 6.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 380 $35.09 $40.23 $83,680 2.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $23.98 $30.97 $64,410 16.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $22.50 $24.19 $50,300 5.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 410 $38.32 $43.30 $90,050 3.8 %
&nbsp
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 7,660 $22.51 $24.44 $50,840 1.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $17.59 $21.44 $44,600 8.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 500 $22.42 $23.36 $48,600 2.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 680 $22.33 $22.53 $46,860 3.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $21.89 $23.89 $49,690 3.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 210 $21.08 $22.03 $45,820 2.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 230 $18.93 $22.00 $45,760 4.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 330 $21.32 $22.64 $47,090 2.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 310 $21.70 $23.17 $48,200 3.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 130 $23.55 $25.08 $52,170 3.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 60 $25.60 $26.96 $56,080 4.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 440 $28.21 $29.14 $60,610 3.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 80 $17.87 $21.97 $45,690 13.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,310 $20.69 $23.47 $48,820 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,030 $24.08 $25.08 $52,160 1.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $16.35 $17.28 $35,940 2.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $25.77 $25.27 $52,550 3.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $25.12 $29.51 $61,380 8.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 370 $27.77 $28.72 $59,740 2.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 260 $28.01 $31.71 $65,960 6.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $18.47 $22.55 $46,910 16.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 660 $22.28 $25.90 $53,870 7.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $20.29 $21.78 $45,310 2.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 200 $26.31 $25.76 $53,580 5.4 %
&nbsp
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 4,000 $31.04 $31.87 $66,290 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $31.61 $33.60 $69,890 2.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 780 $40.68 $41.62 $86,580 5.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 140 $30.71 $32.18 $66,930 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 740 $20.19 $22.44 $46,680 5.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 960 $32.53 $32.89 $68,420 2.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 180 $33.06 $32.61 $67,830 5.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 370 $27.47 $28.48 $59,240 3.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 330 $27.06 $27.28 $56,740 4.0 %
&nbsp
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 2,710 $25.63 $26.79 $55,730 2.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 110 $24.90 $24.54 $51,050 2.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $22.75 $23.72 $49,340 11.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 170 $23.91 $24.86 $51,710 11.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 $34.35 $33.93 $70,580 2.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $26.32 $28.93 $60,180 9.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 550 $32.40 $33.35 $69,370 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 230 $27.89 $29.16 $60,650 3.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $18.66 $19.04 $39,610 3.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $21.68 $21.66 $45,050 3.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $19.10 $19.05 $39,630 1.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 230 $21.35 $21.20 $44,090 3.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 190 $24.23 $27.38 $56,960 5.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 150 $18.46 $19.91 $41,410 6.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $12.37 $12.54 $26,080 9.7 %
&nbsp
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 1,470 $24.07 $27.03 $56,220 4.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 110 $27.49 $29.48 $61,320 5.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 440 $25.28 $27.32 $56,820 3.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $24.46 $27.78 $57,790 17.8 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 50 $15.15 $15.08 $31,360 6.1 %
&nbsp
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 2,440 $15.79 $16.75 $34,840 3.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $20.37 $21.12 $43,940 3.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $13.75 $14.81 $30,810 11.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 220 $10.78 $11.46 $23,840 3.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 $19.71 $20.00 $41,590 4.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 170 $20.96 $20.98 $43,640 1.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $17.54 $19.03 $39,590 4.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 110 $24.88 $24.22 $50,390 2.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 130 $16.73 $16.84 $35,020 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 720 $12.64 $12.98 $26,990 3.5 %
&nbsp
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 1,430 $22.60 $33.22 $69,090 5.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 600 $52.23 $54.00 $112,330 4.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 630 $16.54 $16.85 $35,060 3.2 %
&nbsp
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 13,470 $18.39 $21.63 $44,990 9.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $70,920 12.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $69,740 11.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $88,630 13.5 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $79,610 6.2 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $74,280 7.2 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $76,980 9.2 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $62,150 7.3 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $69,940 11.3 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $62,760 11.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $65,040 7.1 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $85,000 5.9 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $67,970 9.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $22.56 $21.47 $44,650 11.2 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $49,270 2.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 290 $9.40 $10.81 $22,480 6.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 420 (4) (4) $32,690 10.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,960 (4) (4) $37,720 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,140 (4) (4) $40,420 1.5 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $41,050 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,480 (4) (4) $39,660 1.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 410 (4) (4) $42,810 3.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 310 (4) (4) $39,790 1.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 210 (4) (4) $38,380 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $40,220 2.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $22.11 $21.14 $43,970 2.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $9.11 $13.63 $28,350 25.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 770 (4) (4) $22,820 5.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 270 $20.88 $21.56 $44,850 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $14.74 $15.48 $32,210 3.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 230 $24.68 $24.55 $51,060 3.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,190 (4) (4) $17,860 1.2 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 40 $17.44 $17.98 $37,390 1.5 %
&nbsp
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 2,270 $17.45 $19.99 $41,580 5.3 %
27-1011 Art Directors 50 $18.77 $26.83 $55,800 18.5 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers (8) $35.05 $34.71 $72,190 3.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $10.32 $10.45 $21,730 5.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 310 $20.34 $20.85 $43,370 4.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $19.08 $19.98 $41,560 7.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $11.32 $12.64 $26,290 19.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 260 (4) (4) $57,180 5.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $11.31 $13.84 $28,800 11.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 370 $21.23 $24.65 $51,270 7.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 70 $11.50 $12.80 $26,620 6.2 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $16.49 $16.00 $33,280 9.1 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors (8) $14.75 $15.14 $31,500 22.6 %
&nbsp
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 14,620 $23.99 $30.49 $63,420 6.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 170 (5) $82.43 $171,460 8.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 90 $21.56 $21.71 $45,150 1.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 570 $48.59 $48.46 $100,800 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 330 (5) $89.38 $185,920 8.6 %
29-1063 Internists, General 80 (5) $89.28 $185,700 13.5 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) $96.66 $201,050 10.7 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 70 (5) $78.96 $164,240 17.5 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) $51.78 $55.62 $115,680 15.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 280 $35.61 $35.80 $74,460 2.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 5,780 $25.23 $25.93 $53,940 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $31.03 $31.63 $65,790 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 250 $28.97 $30.08 $62,570 3.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) $28.52 $28.60 $59,480 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 230 $31.23 $30.15 $62,710 3.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 120 $27.88 $27.56 $57,330 1.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 460 $25.61 $25.37 $52,770 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 250 $14.86 $14.96 $31,110 1.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 680 $12.71 $12.59 $26,200 2.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 270 $16.83 $17.13 $35,630 2.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,430 $17.49 $17.72 $36,850 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 350 $12.79 $14.27 $29,670 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $20.54 $20.77 $43,210 6.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $22.99 $24.12 $50,180 2.7 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 180 $19.13 $19.59 $40,750 4.2 %
&nbsp
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 7,560 $10.16 $10.78 $22,410 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,520 $9.00 $9.16 $19,060 1.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,660 $10.49 $10.53 $21,900 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $22.35 $24.05 $50,030 5.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 410 $15.16 $15.25 $31,720 2.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 500 $12.80 $12.66 $26,340 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 260 $17.30 $17.66 $36,730 1.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $8.29 $9.17 $19,060 7.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 190 $9.60 $9.57 $19,900 10.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 650 $11.36 $11.54 $24,000 1.6 %
&nbsp
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 3,550 $13.69 $14.29 $29,720 6.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $16.76 $18.51 $38,500 3.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 120 $17.62 $19.70 $40,970 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,130 $9.24 $10.23 $21,280 4.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $6.84 $6.91 $14,370 5.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $15.23 $15.92 $33,120 6.3 %
&nbsp
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 16,950 $7.31 $8.24 $17,140 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,490 $13.23 $13.07 $27,180 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.60 $7.43 $15,450 6.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 380 $9.07 $9.29 $19,330 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,180 $8.53 $8.90 $18,510 4.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 320 $8.53 $8.66 $18,010 8.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,330 $7.38 $7.76 $16,140 4.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 580 $11.98 $10.51 $21,860 8.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,370 $7.02 $7.51 $15,610 5.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 370 $6.86 $7.11 $14,790 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,460 $6.47 $6.98 $14,510 4.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 300 $8.59 $8.57 $17,810 2.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 670 $7.27 $7.16 $14,900 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 660 $7.22 $7.18 $14,940 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 560 $7.35 $7.31 $15,200 2.8 %
&nbsp
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 6,620 $8.85 $9.49 $19,750 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 350 $13.48 $14.89 $30,960 6.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $14.55 $15.70 $32,660 3.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,970 $8.57 $8.97 $18,670 3.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,750 $7.97 $8.04 $16,710 2.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $12.53 $12.01 $24,980 5.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,160 $10.24 $10.39 $21,620 3.6 %
&nbsp
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 4,640 $8.75 $9.55 $19,870 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 190 $13.57 $15.28 $31,770 3.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 170 $7.85 $8.33 $17,320 5.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.27 $6.12 $12,730 6.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 380 $6.84 $7.38 $15,350 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 570 $11.31 $12.33 $25,640 8.3 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (8) $11.11 $12.11 $25,180 9.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 840 $7.95 $8.23 $17,110 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,360 $8.58 $8.84 $18,390 3.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 190 $8.79 $9.45 $19,660 4.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 60 $9.97 $9.73 $20,240 7.3 %
&nbsp
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 21,110 $10.32 $14.03 $29,170 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,230 $14.70 $17.11 $35,580 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 400 $26.26 $29.37 $61,090 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,580 $7.46 $7.61 $15,830 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $9.18 $10.34 $21,510 7.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 270 $14.94 $14.97 $31,130 8.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 7,160 $9.24 $10.97 $22,820 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 270 $17.53 $19.95 $41,490 8.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 530 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 190 $29.66 $32.33 $67,250 4.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $16.53 $16.24 $33,770 5.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 760 $17.37 $22.35 $46,490 7.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 500 $22.29 $27.60 $57,400 9.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,820 $22.16 $23.82 $49,540 2.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $11.74 $12.06 $25,090 6.3 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 180 $13.08 $13.45 $27,980 6.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $14.27 $15.93 $33,130 10.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $31.98 $31.94 $66,440 8.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 260 $16.43 $17.20 $35,770 10.2 %
&nbsp
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 35,020 $13.62 $14.20 $29,530 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,160 $19.68 $20.90 $43,480 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 310 $10.45 $10.58 $22,010 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 360 $14.44 $15.32 $31,880 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,470 $13.51 $14.36 $29,860 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,680 $14.46 $14.62 $30,410 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 290 $15.97 $16.11 $33,500 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $15.24 $15.35 $31,930 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 970 $10.93 $11.18 $23,260 2.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,020 $14.48 $14.84 $30,860 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 290 $10.91 $11.31 $23,520 4.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $8.14 $8.23 $17,120 5.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $13.13 $13.19 $27,440 2.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 170 $9.18 $9.93 $20,660 5.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 250 $13.80 $13.99 $29,100 2.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $16.04 $17.16 $35,700 17.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 730 $14.03 $14.17 $29,460 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 270 $15.65 $16.16 $33,620 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,390 $10.69 $10.82 $22,500 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 330 $12.91 $13.88 $28,870 4.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $17.02 $17.51 $36,410 2.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $11.26 $12.00 $24,960 3.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $14.44 $14.53 $30,230 1.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $16.21 $16.18 $33,660 3.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $21.50 $21.09 $43,870 3.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 590 $21.17 $21.06 $43,800 2.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $20.39 $17.92 $37,270 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 500 $16.15 $18.69 $38,880 6.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,050 $11.72 $12.32 $25,620 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,170 $9.85 $10.21 $21,240 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $10.77 $11.03 $22,940 4.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,640 $16.57 $17.00 $35,350 1.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 390 $15.69 $17.05 $35,460 3.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 750 $12.13 $12.46 $25,920 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,850 $13.28 $13.46 $28,000 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 170 $16.22 $16.94 $35,240 3.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 470 $11.38 $11.71 $24,360 3.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 $13.35 $14.03 $29,180 4.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 140 $11.86 $12.18 $25,330 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,390 $10.78 $11.12 $23,120 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 260 $13.89 $14.34 $29,830 1.6 %
&nbsp
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 170 $8.52 $9.99 $20,780 7.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 120 $7.82 $7.89 $16,410 7.8 %
&nbsp
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 8,550 $13.61 $14.38 $29,910 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 910 $20.36 $21.40 $44,520 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 140 $17.78 $17.83 $37,090 7.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,050 $12.00 $12.49 $25,980 4.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $12.09 $12.62 $26,240 10.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 940 $10.18 $10.11 $21,030 6.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $10.80 $11.88 $24,700 9.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 790 $14.04 $13.97 $29,050 4.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 250 $15.40 $15.14 $31,500 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,050 $15.77 $16.63 $34,600 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 290 $12.96 $12.59 $26,190 4.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $12.39 $12.84 $26,710 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 560 $17.16 $17.38 $36,140 4.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 280 $13.29 $14.17 $29,470 10.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 570 $14.25 $14.59 $30,340 3.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $8.68 $9.03 $18,790 7.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 410 $11.01 $11.40 $23,710 4.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.78 $10.90 $22,670 10.3 %
&nbsp
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 8,100 $16.63 $17.98 $37,400 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 870 $25.67 $25.97 $54,010 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $20.15 $19.43 $40,420 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $23.38 $21.86 $45,460 5.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $18.77 $18.63 $38,760 2.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 240 $18.43 $16.74 $34,810 2.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $21.72 $23.67 $49,220 9.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,110 $14.86 $15.67 $32,590 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 320 $19.23 $19.56 $40,690 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) $15.54 $15.78 $32,820 11.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 250 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 390 $17.24 $17.39 $36,170 2.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 160 $13.41 $14.10 $29,320 6.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 540 $15.76 $17.68 $36,770 9.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,010 $15.87 $16.60 $34,520 3.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 $18.09 $19.06 $39,640 2.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 200 $14.26 $15.20 $31,610 6.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 390 $11.04 $11.18 $23,260 4.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $13.70 $14.30 $29,750 10.0 %
&nbsp
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 21,610 $13.06 $14.40 $29,960 3.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,360 $22.21 $23.61 $49,120 1.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 170 $15.83 $15.01 $31,220 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,530 $10.85 $11.79 $24,520 3.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $15.42 $14.67 $30,520 9.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 250 $7.89 $8.50 $17,680 10.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $13.83 $14.06 $29,240 2.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 90 $11.97 $12.18 $25,340 4.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $13.43 $14.03 $29,190 5.7 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.59 $12.21 $25,390 16.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 500 $12.52 $13.45 $27,970 3.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.05 $11.09 $23,060 4.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 770 $17.72 $19.34 $40,230 5.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $17.42 $17.05 $35,460 2.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.28 $12.02 $25,010 4.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $19.71 $19.23 $40,000 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 700 $16.23 $15.65 $32,560 4.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $14.64 $14.21 $29,560 10.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $15.84 $15.67 $32,590 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 390 $11.82 $13.05 $27,130 6.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $8.30 $8.32 $17,300 5.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 290 $9.43 $9.15 $19,040 4.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,000 $9.25 $9.34 $19,430 3.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 80 $10.21 $9.92 $20,640 11.9 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 710 $12.06 $11.82 $24,590 4.3 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 60 $12.58 $13.99 $29,090 6.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $9.39 $10.63 $22,120 9.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $11.94 $13.55 $28,180 7.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 250 $10.08 $10.74 $22,340 5.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $14.02 $15.25 $31,720 3.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $14.69 $14.19 $29,510 14.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,540 $11.97 $12.97 $26,980 2.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,960 $13.52 $17.30 $35,980 10.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $13.56 $14.55 $30,270 2.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $6.76 $8.62 $17,930 8.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $10.16 $9.79 $20,360 2.9 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $9.66 $11.16 $23,200 10.9 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 760 $15.09 $15.04 $31,280 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,970 $10.86 $12.31 $25,590 6.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 310 $8.98 $11.99 $24,950 18.5 %
&nbsp
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 18,490 $11.11 $12.57 $26,150 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 430 $18.39 $18.57 $38,620 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 490 $20.24 $21.44 $44,600 6.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 570 $10.53 $10.48 $21,790 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 770 $10.43 $11.29 $23,470 7.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,840 $17.55 $17.88 $37,190 2.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,620 $12.88 $14.22 $29,570 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $8.28 $8.67 $18,030 3.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,310 $12.41 $13.45 $27,970 3.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 560 $8.50 $8.95 $18,620 7.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6,160 $9.43 $10.34 $21,510 3.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 210 $11.87 $11.92 $24,800 7.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,370 $8.83 $9.17 $19,080 2.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $10.22 $9.92 $20,620 8.7 %

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.




top

State estimates for North Carolina


North Carolina's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2006 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2006 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008

Recommend this page using: