Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwestern Virginia 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 Southwestern Virginia 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 Southwestern Virginia 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 140,700 $11.59 $14.03 $29,180 1.3 %
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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 3,430 $29.41 $33.96 $70,650 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 190 $48.24 $58.57 $121,820 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 910 $35.61 $42.35 $88,090 3.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 110 (4) (4) $14,380 6.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $24.70 $35.32 $73,470 8.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $20.44 $23.54 $48,970 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $32.08 $34.84 $72,470 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $31.61 $35.16 $73,120 7.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 250 $29.65 $30.11 $62,640 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $25.35 $26.54 $55,200 6.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $26.62 $29.58 $61,520 8.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $68,430 3.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $30.37 $29.86 $62,110 2.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $35.89 $35.00 $72,800 4.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $17.44 $17.45 $36,300 8.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $17.54 $19.24 $40,010 9.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $25.68 $28.34 $58,940 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 110 $26.67 $25.96 $53,990 1.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $23.19 $23.69 $49,280 5.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $34.27 $31.95 $66,450 8.5 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,700 $18.46 $21.21 $44,120 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $16.46 $20.53 $42,690 10.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $17.75 $19.52 $40,600 2.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $25.72 $24.50 $50,950 5.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $17.86 $20.00 $41,600 5.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $15.33 $17.74 $36,900 7.2 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (8) $14.14 $17.75 $36,920 16.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $16.09 $16.81 $34,970 4.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $18.30 $20.86 $43,390 2.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $15.83 $17.16 $35,680 11.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $18.67 $21.45 $44,610 4.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $16.52 $22.63 $47,070 19.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 210 $23.23 $23.25 $48,370 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 640 $21.42 $24.09 $50,110 3.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $20.39 $18.67 $38,830 16.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $20.93 $22.96 $47,750 4.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $11.92 $14.43 $30,010 6.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $11.78 $13.41 $27,900 14.1 %
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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 (8) $18.58 $22.27 $46,330 8.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $18.91 $23.10 $48,050 9.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $36.43 $37.66 $78,330 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (8) $16.02 $16.74 $34,810 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $30.74 $31.47 $65,450 3.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (8) $31.91 $29.44 $61,240 6.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $23.12 $30.82 $64,110 12.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $20.07 $20.80 $43,260 10.3 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,030 $20.83 $22.59 $46,980 3.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 100 $16.93 $18.68 $38,860 9.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $27.15 $27.48 $57,150 4.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 $25.94 $26.25 $54,590 4.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $27.98 $32.60 $67,810 7.3 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 40 $36.76 $36.87 $76,680 3.0 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 30 $29.49 $36.31 $75,520 7.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $14.58 $15.38 $31,990 8.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $15.08 $16.19 $33,660 4.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $20.63 $21.63 $44,990 5.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $20.10 $20.84 $43,350 2.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 $13.66 $16.81 $34,970 11.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $29.66 $27.48 $57,160 7.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $14.93 $14.80 $30,790 12.8 %
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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 500 $20.42 $24.02 $49,950 7.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $24.46 $29.49 $61,330 5.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $27.35 $33.19 $69,040 10.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (8) $10.57 $12.88 $26,800 9.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 40 $23.28 $21.56 $44,850 5.0 %
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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 2,380 $15.38 $16.16 $33,600 3.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $21.02 $21.72 $45,180 2.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 150 $15.26 $15.71 $32,670 8.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $14.13 $15.22 $31,660 5.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 590 $14.99 $15.10 $31,400 2.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $19.18 $18.59 $38,670 5.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 230 $18.30 $18.84 $39,190 5.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 390 $12.43 $13.29 $27,640 5.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $18.44 $19.03 $39,590 5.3 %
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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 (8) $14.44 $22.77 $47,370 12.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 $35.65 $39.69 $82,560 15.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $10.67 $11.95 $24,850 20.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (8) $12.65 $12.59 $26,190 14.1 %
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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 9,350 $18.12 $19.20 $39,940 3.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $42,620 2.4 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $47,620 1.6 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $43,130 1.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $46,110 3.0 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $46,870 2.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $43,240 1.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $17.91 $18.48 $38,430 5.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 260 $10.61 $11.69 $24,300 7.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 (4) (4) $40,420 4.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,070 (4) (4) $48,880 6.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 910 (4) (4) $41,360 3.1 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $43,170 8.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,690 (4) (4) $47,960 4.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $46,360 7.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 (4) (4) $45,960 7.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $45,420 8.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $49,420 8.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 50 $19.27 $17.94 $37,310 5.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 650 (4) (4) $23,430 4.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $20.18 $20.70 $43,060 1.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $19.72 $22.50 $46,800 6.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,420 (4) (4) $18,890 7.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $15.65 $23.33 $48,520 17.2 %
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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 1,070 $9.30 $12.91 $26,850 7.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.06 $8.71 $18,120 6.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $11.52 $14.77 $30,710 8.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $8.79 $11.18 $23,250 19.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 410 (4) (4) $18,790 7.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers (8) $7.39 $7.39 $15,370 5.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $10.69 $10.73 $22,330 8.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $13.91 $19.56 $40,690 18.6 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $14.81 $14.74 $30,650 11.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) $8.82 $9.02 $18,760 14.8 %
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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 8,030 $19.09 $23.62 $49,130 3.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 $40.27 $47.86 $99,550 20.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 310 $46.02 $47.52 $98,850 6.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 320 (5) $79.67 $165,720 9.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $78.14 $162,520 19.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $29.07 $27.76 $57,740 8.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,420 $21.90 $22.61 $47,040 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $29.20 $29.66 $61,700 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $27.20 $27.68 $57,580 6.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $17.45 $17.59 $36,600 4.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 110 $21.76 $21.53 $44,790 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $25.18 $26.50 $55,110 4.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $39.25 $39.72 $82,620 2.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $21.07 $21.28 $44,270 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $14.31 $15.12 $31,460 3.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $20.57 $20.08 $41,760 13.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $14.75 $17.30 $35,990 6.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 260 $19.20 $20.04 $41,680 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 360 $9.65 $10.90 $22,660 5.1 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 70 $9.24 $10.48 $21,800 3.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 460 $10.79 $11.11 $23,120 3.8 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 470 $10.95 $11.31 $23,520 2.3 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $19.06 $19.48 $40,510 4.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,430 $14.48 $14.95 $31,090 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $12.92 $12.56 $26,130 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $15.87 $16.11 $33,510 2.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 230 $29.42 $29.46 $61,280 2.3 %
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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 3,330 $9.01 $9.68 $20,130 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 720 $8.15 $8.32 $17,310 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,580 $8.80 $8.87 $18,460 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $18.42 $18.46 $38,400 3.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $12.78 $13.16 $27,360 7.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $10.48 $11.35 $23,600 8.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 180 $12.00 $12.09 $25,160 3.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $9.70 $10.05 $20,900 9.1 %
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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 3,370 $15.57 $15.85 $32,970 4.9 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 200 $21.01 $22.19 $46,160 2.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $25.87 $27.54 $57,280 5.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,400 $16.52 $16.81 $34,970 2.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $26.21 $27.28 $56,750 6.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 620 $16.21 $17.36 $36,120 4.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 630 $8.19 $8.75 $18,190 3.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $6.99 $7.56 $15,720 12.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $7.25 $7.38 $15,340 5.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.86 $11.79 $24,520 7.2 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,230 $7.02 $7.64 $15,900 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $20.60 $19.68 $40,940 8.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 890 $10.54 $11.64 $24,200 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,480 $6.62 $6.79 $14,120 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 590 $8.38 $8.68 $18,040 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 560 $8.09 $8.14 $16,940 4.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 150 $6.78 $6.94 $14,440 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,060 $6.97 $7.48 $15,550 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 $8.32 $8.79 $18,280 8.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,690 $6.73 $7.15 $14,860 3.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $6.45 $6.52 $13,570 5.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,230 $6.74 $6.77 $14,070 3.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $8.31 $8.42 $17,520 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 460 $6.38 $6.41 $13,320 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 220 $6.43 $6.56 $13,650 3.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.73 $7.51 $15,630 4.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 80 $8.37 $8.41 $17,490 5.1 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,860 $8.11 $8.67 $18,030 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $10.63 $11.89 $24,740 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $13.72 $15.02 $31,240 9.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,970 $7.92 $8.28 $17,220 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 960 $7.02 $7.32 $15,220 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $9.28 $10.19 $21,190 8.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 670 $10.24 $10.24 $21,310 2.9 %
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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 2,190 $7.64 $9.11 $18,940 4.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $16.13 $17.62 $36,650 8.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.88 $7.72 $16,070 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $6.65 $7.86 $16,350 7.5 %
39-4011 Embalmers 110 $14.78 $15.25 $31,710 7.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 140 $12.17 $11.56 $24,050 12.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $8.65 $10.46 $21,760 12.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 270 $6.79 $7.83 $16,290 13.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 680 $6.76 $6.91 $14,370 4.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $6.82 $7.28 $15,150 6.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $12.23 $12.49 $25,980 3.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $9.57 $10.22 $21,250 16.1 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.82 $9.53 $19,820 11.9 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 15,140 $8.58 $11.40 $23,700 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,600 $13.79 $16.24 $33,790 5.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $24.00 $27.47 $57,150 8.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,050 $6.94 $7.16 $14,890 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $7.75 $8.44 $17,560 7.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $11.47 $11.50 $23,910 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,920 $8.74 $9.89 $20,570 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $14.53 $13.36 $27,780 8.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $18.69 $21.29 $44,290 12.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $29.54 $40.85 $84,960 26.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $15.15 $17.79 $36,990 8.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $14.54 $19.80 $41,190 7.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 930 $17.83 $24.32 $50,580 11.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 270 $12.36 $11.83 $24,620 8.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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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 22,190 $10.77 $11.83 $24,610 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,180 $17.20 $19.42 $40,390 3.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 310 $8.96 $10.05 $20,910 3.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $10.94 $11.67 $24,270 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $11.66 $11.47 $23,850 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,520 $12.10 $12.54 $26,080 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 $12.39 $12.41 $25,800 3.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $13.75 $13.98 $29,080 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,090 $10.14 $10.21 $21,230 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $12.77 $12.95 $26,930 2.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 $10.10 $13.11 $27,260 20.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,980 $10.61 $11.75 $24,440 4.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) $13.81 $14.10 $29,330 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $8.64 $8.85 $18,410 4.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $6.67 $6.83 $14,200 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 170 $10.90 $11.50 $23,920 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $11.12 $11.30 $23,500 3.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $13.19 $14.20 $29,540 6.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $10.57 $11.65 $24,230 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 350 $9.65 $9.82 $20,430 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $14.36 $14.74 $30,660 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 810 $9.85 $9.86 $20,520 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 $12.94 $13.99 $29,090 4.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $8.32 $9.28 $19,310 8.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $11.30 $12.38 $25,750 5.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $11.57 $12.44 $25,870 4.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 130 $21.28 $20.82 $43,300 1.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 430 $19.98 $20.44 $42,520 0.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $11.46 $13.13 $27,320 1.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $13.22 $15.00 $31,190 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 520 $11.54 $11.54 $24,000 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,190 $8.15 $9.03 $18,790 3.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $11.68 $12.06 $25,090 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 240 $15.40 $15.58 $32,400 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $13.99 $14.70 $30,570 7.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 160 $11.08 $11.39 $23,690 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 670 $11.98 $12.42 $25,840 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $9.87 $11.27 $23,440 8.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $10.67 $10.89 $22,650 3.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 $12.39 $12.37 $25,730 2.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $11.29 $12.69 $26,390 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,200 $9.38 $10.05 $20,900 3.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 250 $9.93 $11.37 $23,650 7.9 %
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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 450 $12.29 $12.60 $26,210 6.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 70 $18.33 $18.08 $37,600 8.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 70 $8.88 $9.27 $19,290 11.1 %
45-4021 Fallers 150 $12.63 $11.94 $24,840 8.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $12.05 $11.85 $24,660 8.3 %
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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 10,160 $13.81 $15.06 $31,330 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 890 $21.18 $24.27 $50,480 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $17.69 $17.60 $36,600 6.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 880 $12.98 $12.93 $26,890 4.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $17.96 $17.46 $36,320 4.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,330 $9.90 $10.31 $21,440 3.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,530 $13.58 $14.03 $29,170 3.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 70 $14.34 $14.55 $30,260 3.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 590 $15.84 $17.61 $36,640 4.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $12.93 $13.39 $27,860 3.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $12.21 $13.82 $28,750 9.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $23.01 $19.60 $40,770 19.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 140 $10.42 $10.53 $21,910 5.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $9.40 $10.72 $22,290 2.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 120 $10.72 $10.59 $22,040 5.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.32 $10.41 $21,640 2.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $10.57 $10.62 $22,100 2.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $9.89 $9.80 $20,380 5.5 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $6.49 $6.86 $14,280 6.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 140 $19.20 $20.62 $42,890 4.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 490 $16.73 $16.52 $34,370 4.2 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 40 $9.56 $9.43 $19,610 3.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 160 $15.51 $15.75 $32,770 5.3 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 70 $16.87 $18.94 $39,400 15.6 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 210 $16.04 $16.21 $33,720 5.3 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 730 $17.70 $17.21 $35,800 4.7 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 40 $18.90 $19.77 $41,120 10.2 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 410 $19.41 $20.18 $41,970 4.5 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (8) $10.57 $11.04 $22,970 4.4 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 130 $14.58 $14.18 $29,490 6.6 %
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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 6,790 $14.77 $15.80 $32,850 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 560 $22.41 $23.92 $49,750 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $13.24 $15.48 $32,190 19.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $24.94 $24.80 $51,580 5.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 80 $14.56 $13.45 $27,970 5.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $16.33 $16.73 $34,790 5.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $11.09 $12.89 $26,810 11.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 880 $12.66 $13.16 $27,380 4.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 380 $14.80 $14.95 $31,090 4.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $13.94 $13.95 $29,010 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 320 $16.69 $16.42 $34,140 2.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $8.30 $8.78 $18,270 11.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $11.40 $12.08 $25,130 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 630 $16.41 $16.33 $33,970 2.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,700 $13.71 $13.73 $28,550 1.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 350 $15.37 $15.70 $32,650 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 250 $27.81 $27.22 $56,620 9.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 230 $16.06 $17.38 $36,160 7.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $9.73 $9.98 $20,760 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $10.41 $10.63 $22,110 6.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 100 $12.67 $15.76 $32,790 10.8 %
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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 19,160 $11.73 $12.41 $25,820 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,290 $18.77 $20.86 $43,380 3.0 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 100 $13.28 $13.52 $28,130 4.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 280 $12.42 $12.59 $26,190 7.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 390 $11.95 $11.83 $24,610 4.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,050 $10.29 $10.42 $21,670 2.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $8.31 $8.56 $17,800 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $12.48 $11.95 $24,860 3.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 170 $13.57 $14.47 $30,100 7.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $12.61 $12.54 $26,080 3.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $15.09 $15.20 $31,620 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 540 $11.80 $11.25 $23,400 5.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $12.50 $12.37 $25,730 3.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $12.62 $13.14 $27,340 5.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $13.29 $13.81 $28,710 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 500 $14.33 $15.55 $32,340 4.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $19.88 $19.71 $40,990 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 500 $13.35 $13.82 $28,750 3.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.60 $14.10 $29,340 5.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $13.42 $13.61 $28,310 2.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 70 $10.30 $10.80 $22,460 2.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 70 $11.33 $12.86 $26,760 20.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $11.82 $12.13 $25,230 7.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $8.66 $8.65 $17,990 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 $8.60 $8.56 $17,800 7.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 650 $7.73 $7.78 $16,180 2.9 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 490 $11.47 $11.21 $23,320 4.6 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 70 $8.52 $9.52 $19,800 14.2 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 90 $12.91 $13.22 $27,490 2.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 230 $12.21 $12.98 $27,000 5.3 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 160 $12.76 $13.30 $27,670 5.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 610 $12.25 $12.05 $25,060 2.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 1,470 $11.18 $11.25 $23,390 4.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $12.69 $13.73 $28,570 5.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) $13.20 $13.91 $28,930 3.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $12.57 $12.45 $25,900 6.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 190 $10.39 $10.91 $22,690 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 290 $13.01 $13.01 $27,060 3.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.17 $14.93 $31,050 8.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $12.11 $12.34 $25,670 4.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 300 $12.52 $13.16 $27,370 6.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 780 $12.01 $12.82 $26,660 2.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 540 $12.15 $12.18 $25,340 3.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 330 $11.78 $12.25 $25,480 3.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 90 $7.89 $7.96 $16,550 3.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $10.14 $10.99 $22,870 5.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $13.80 $14.00 $29,110 4.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $12.48 $12.42 $25,830 11.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 710 $9.69 $9.91 $20,620 2.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 400 $10.76 $11.61 $24,150 11.1 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 13,910 $9.92 $11.13 $23,160 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 $14.82 $16.39 $34,100 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 310 $18.53 $21.15 $43,990 6.7 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 80 $7.69 $7.79 $16,200 7.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,160 $6.64 $7.29 $15,160 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 230 $9.45 $10.43 $21,700 6.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,880 $13.66 $14.75 $30,680 5.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,140 $8.12 $9.29 $19,330 5.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 210 $7.25 $7.29 $15,170 3.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.43 $8.17 $17,000 7.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $12.33 $13.84 $28,790 14.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 310 $13.25 $13.57 $28,230 10.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,280 $12.51 $12.35 $25,700 1.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $6.69 $7.48 $15,570 8.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,190 $9.08 $9.25 $19,250 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 750 $9.85 $10.76 $22,380 5.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,170 $8.29 $8.51 $17,700 2.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 190 $9.89 $10.22 $21,250 4.4 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 100 $16.04 $17.14 $35,650 7.4 %

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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