Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwestern 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 Northwestern 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 Northwestern 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 123,740 $12.89 $15.18 $31,580 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 2,950 $32.75 $35.92 $74,720 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $44.22 $46.24 $96,170 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 710 $32.59 $37.71 $78,430 3.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 150 (4) (4) $17,390 9.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $40.80 $48.75 $101,400 7.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $29.23 $32.57 $67,730 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $50.23 $55.82 $116,100 8.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 150 $38.60 $42.20 $87,770 4.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $36.23 $36.09 $75,060 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 150 $38.58 $38.81 $80,720 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $36.15 $40.35 $83,930 6.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 $48.07 $51.37 $106,860 8.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $26.97 $25.35 $52,730 3.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $63,760 1.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 120 $38.57 $42.99 $89,420 9.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $42.33 $44.16 $91,850 2.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $17.97 $21.45 $44,620 7.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $12.52 $15.39 $32,020 18.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $31.80 $35.26 $73,350 5.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $25.48 $25.21 $52,430 1.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $25.25 $26.44 $54,990 4.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $34.61 $33.38 $69,430 2.2 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,910 $21.73 $24.11 $50,150 3.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $16.35 $20.03 $41,660 14.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 250 $19.56 $21.38 $44,460 3.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $26.58 $25.69 $53,430 1.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $21.70 $21.63 $44,980 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $19.67 $18.88 $39,270 6.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $18.68 $22.95 $47,740 16.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $19.42 $18.95 $39,420 5.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 $21.07 $21.28 $44,260 4.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 200 $17.19 $20.23 $42,070 5.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $18.50 $20.46 $42,550 15.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 220 $22.25 $22.44 $46,680 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 660 $23.99 $25.55 $53,140 2.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $16.35 $18.53 $38,550 3.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $37.98 $39.24 $81,610 12.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 40 $19.91 $19.07 $39,670 5.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $23.35 $22.81 $47,440 8.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $12.84 $15.53 $32,300 10.1 %
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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 1,230 $27.28 $30.09 $62,600 5.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 170 $19.83 $22.24 $46,250 12.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 $17.70 $18.37 $38,210 4.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $32.08 $34.93 $72,650 5.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $27.62 $26.79 $55,720 5.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 180 $24.82 $26.52 $55,160 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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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 1,160 $23.77 $25.02 $52,040 3.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $15.64 $17.19 $35,750 5.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $33.25 $33.95 $70,610 4.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $30.30 $32.01 $66,590 5.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $28.29 $28.23 $58,710 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $31.34 $31.60 $65,720 1.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $32.44 $33.75 $70,200 4.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $19.46 $17.34 $36,070 9.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $30.84 $28.56 $59,400 20.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) $15.69 $16.61 $34,550 7.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $20.54 $19.92 $41,430 8.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $21.28 $21.49 $44,710 2.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 100 $15.16 $16.34 $33,990 1.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 60 $20.55 $20.68 $43,000 4.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $11.25 $14.60 $30,360 17.1 %
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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 650 $22.71 $24.36 $50,680 4.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $26.27 $27.11 $56,380 9.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $21.86 $24.49 $50,930 4.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $25.39 $25.47 $52,980 4.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 80 $16.23 $16.57 $34,460 2.0 %
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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 1,400 $16.81 $17.73 $36,880 3.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $20.97 $20.80 $43,250 4.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $14.63 $15.85 $32,960 4.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $14.57 $15.78 $32,830 5.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 190 $15.11 $16.65 $34,630 13.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 120 $18.52 $19.27 $40,080 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 70 $11.69 $12.63 $26,270 2.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 $21.01 $20.65 $42,950 9.2 %
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Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 480 $14.45 $19.36 $40,280 4.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $26.97 $31.73 $66,000 8.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $12.90 $13.42 $27,910 7.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $12.99 $14.33 $29,810 13.2 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8,730 $18.43 $18.92 $39,350 2.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $69,250 4.3 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $62,970 6.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $49,760 7.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $51,280 6.0 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $53,580 7.3 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,680 5.2 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $50,620 5.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $19.39 $20.94 $43,550 6.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $9.30 $10.62 $22,080 4.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 (4) (4) $44,500 2.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,610 (4) (4) $41,970 1.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 910 (4) (4) $41,360 1.2 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $45,400 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,380 (4) (4) $42,560 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $45,680 1.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 240 (4) (4) $40,960 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 130 (4) (4) $39,490 1.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $39,970 1.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 120 $22.06 $21.58 $44,890 3.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 $20.26 $20.19 $42,000 4.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $32,090 4.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $22.02 $21.80 $45,340 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 110 $12.83 $13.13 $27,300 7.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $24.25 $25.62 $53,290 5.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,110 (4) (4) $16,370 2.3 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 960 $14.99 $15.86 $32,980 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.34 $11.08 $23,050 3.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $16.65 $16.77 $34,870 5.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $38,850 8.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $14.65 $14.80 $30,780 4.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $15.88 $17.60 $36,600 5.9 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $16.29 $18.31 $38,080 6.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) $21.24 $21.30 $44,310 6.0 %
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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 5,340 $21.39 $23.90 $49,720 2.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $67.97 $72.11 $149,990 20.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (8) $21.08 $21.48 $44,680 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $45.05 $42.13 $87,630 5.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,010 $23.14 $23.29 $48,450 3.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (8) $32.49 $32.46 $67,520 4.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $29.95 $30.33 $63,090 4.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $23.69 $23.70 $49,300 3.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $23.01 $25.20 $52,420 4.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $29.37 $28.64 $59,570 12.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $23.21 $23.33 $48,530 1.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $18.61 $19.04 $39,600 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $32.39 $31.45 $65,410 6.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $21.89 $22.95 $47,730 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $15.39 $15.35 $31,940 3.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $10.99 $11.23 $23,360 2.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $18.03 $18.27 $38,000 3.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $17.69 $16.44 $34,190 15.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 730 $15.97 $16.04 $33,360 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $11.86 $13.33 $27,720 3.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $15.29 $14.94 $31,070 2.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $22.35 $23.30 $48,460 3.8 %
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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 3,090 $9.57 $10.16 $21,130 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 660 $8.05 $8.34 $17,340 4.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,370 $9.56 $9.84 $20,460 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $18.16 $17.89 $37,210 10.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $10.35 $11.46 $23,840 7.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $7.46 $8.43 $17,530 7.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $13.52 $13.70 $28,500 6.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $11.88 $12.61 $26,230 11.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $9.86 $10.45 $21,740 3.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.59 $8.61 $17,910 4.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.30 $9.25 $19,240 8.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $11.48 $11.67 $24,270 4.1 %
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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 3,030 $15.77 $17.23 $35,830 3.0 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 140 $22.26 $22.99 $47,820 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $33.53 $33.63 $69,940 2.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 160 $13.17 $14.32 $29,780 6.5 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 40 $15.14 $15.15 $31,520 2.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 940 $15.71 $15.86 $32,990 2.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 170 $29.53 $29.50 $61,350 1.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 820 $16.32 $17.21 $35,800 3.4 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 50 $11.89 $12.25 $25,470 5.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 390 $10.84 $11.61 $24,150 3.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $6.41 $6.39 $13,290 5.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 90 $13.35 $15.34 $31,910 10.0 %
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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 10,680 $7.36 $8.02 $16,680 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $15.51 $18.33 $38,120 15.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 780 $12.62 $13.61 $28,310 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 590 $7.23 $7.55 $15,710 3.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 550 $8.57 $8.98 $18,680 3.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 590 $8.69 $8.76 $18,220 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $6.78 $7.10 $14,770 10.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 780 $8.62 $8.59 $17,860 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 130 $8.71 $9.29 $19,320 4.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,120 $6.84 $7.19 $14,950 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 170 $7.16 $7.39 $15,360 3.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,140 $6.97 $7.06 $14,680 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $8.14 $8.37 $17,420 4.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 460 $6.61 $6.89 $14,330 3.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 610 $7.00 $7.09 $14,750 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $6.60 $6.78 $14,110 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 4,100 $9.31 $10.13 $21,070 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $14.28 $14.74 $30,660 4.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $16.54 $18.88 $39,260 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,700 $9.03 $9.44 $19,630 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 990 $7.67 $7.80 $16,220 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 970 $12.05 $11.71 $24,350 3.3 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $8.72 $9.69 $20,160 7.9 %
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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 3,140 $8.26 $9.44 $19,630 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $14.85 $16.34 $33,990 5.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 280 $7.52 $7.87 $16,380 8.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $7.27 $7.60 $15,820 3.9 %
39-4011 Embalmers 70 $19.74 $22.67 $47,150 12.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $6.78 $7.16 $14,900 11.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 350 $11.68 $10.69 $22,240 12.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 280 $6.51 $6.88 $14,300 7.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 460 $8.05 $8.75 $18,200 4.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 650 $8.31 $8.47 $17,610 7.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 190 $8.88 $9.89 $20,580 3.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $10.99 $11.76 $24,470 3.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $6.57 $7.98 $16,600 14.0 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 14,210 $9.25 $13.41 $27,900 4.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,230 $16.86 $18.84 $39,200 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $28.77 $35.34 $73,500 7.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,410 $7.56 $7.82 $16,270 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $10.76 $11.81 $24,570 10.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 310 $14.32 $15.20 $31,620 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,240 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $14.08 $18.15 $37,760 14.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 310 $17.01 $23.81 $49,520 19.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $27.32 $42.96 $89,350 25.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $18.99 $18.79 $39,090 5.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $27.51 $30.34 $63,110 6.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,110 $22.51 $23.71 $49,320 4.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 360 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers 40 $10.93 $13.55 $28,170 11.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 90 (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 18,550 $12.16 $13.21 $27,480 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 910 $19.58 $20.75 $43,160 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $9.79 $10.14 $21,090 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $13.34 $14.03 $29,170 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $13.21 $13.21 $27,480 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,670 $12.83 $13.25 $27,550 3.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $14.25 $15.63 $32,500 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 700 $10.18 $10.33 $21,490 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $15.21 $16.94 $35,230 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,040 $12.72 $13.67 $28,440 4.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 $14.00 $14.92 $31,030 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.07 $11.65 $24,230 13.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 470 $8.13 $8.51 $17,700 5.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $11.36 $13.00 $27,050 2.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $9.87 $9.64 $20,050 6.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $11.77 $12.59 $26,180 2.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $11.06 $11.79 $24,520 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 460 $11.78 $12.93 $26,890 8.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $16.97 $17.00 $35,360 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 920 $9.64 $9.99 $20,780 2.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 160 $12.49 $12.67 $26,360 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $12.57 $12.46 $25,920 3.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 240 $12.35 $12.64 $26,290 4.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $14.11 $15.08 $31,370 5.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $20.90 $20.42 $42,480 1.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 370 $20.70 $20.88 $43,420 0.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 $13.26 $14.39 $29,940 1.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 340 $16.00 $17.21 $35,800 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,350 $16.75 $15.91 $33,090 6.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,440 $9.38 $9.99 $20,770 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $12.67 $13.39 $27,850 5.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 390 $17.38 $18.03 $37,500 2.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $11.06 $11.84 $24,620 8.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 60 $11.45 $11.99 $24,930 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 560 $15.02 $15.01 $31,230 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $16.57 $17.42 $36,240 4.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $11.43 $11.52 $23,960 4.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $10.13 $11.21 $23,320 6.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 110 $15.79 $15.80 $32,870 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $10.32 $11.22 $23,350 13.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,430 $11.18 $11.57 $24,060 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 160 $15.94 $15.24 $31,700 2.9 %
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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 570 $11.59 $12.53 $26,050 8.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 180 $8.51 $9.80 $20,390 11.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $10.98 $10.89 $22,650 4.5 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $16.86 $16.76 $34,850 13.2 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 80 $12.42 $11.91 $24,770 5.8 %
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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 7,930 $14.66 $15.90 $33,080 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 640 $24.16 $26.86 $55,860 5.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 330 $20.07 $19.81 $41,200 5.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,980 $14.03 $14.90 $30,990 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $13.71 $14.87 $30,930 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 750 $10.76 $11.14 $23,160 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $16.63 $16.46 $34,230 3.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 210 $12.87 $12.89 $26,810 7.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 570 $16.86 $17.78 $36,990 5.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $15.40 $15.37 $31,980 2.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $14.22 $15.00 $31,200 5.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 630 $15.02 $15.71 $32,670 5.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $12.40 $12.21 $25,400 5.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $13.47 $13.69 $28,470 2.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $13.34 $13.02 $27,070 6.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 270 $9.33 $10.40 $21,640 13.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $10.03 $11.00 $22,880 14.6 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 50 $11.90 $10.28 $21,390 16.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 140 $20.00 $24.72 $51,420 6.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 80 $13.69 $14.20 $29,530 4.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 400 $17.03 $17.14 $35,650 3.2 %
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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 5,730 $16.94 $17.68 $36,780 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $23.09 $24.61 $51,190 3.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $22.96 $22.57 $46,960 5.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $18.18 $17.68 $36,770 5.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 640 $15.96 $15.98 $33,230 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 380 $15.19 $15.56 $32,370 5.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $17.39 $17.16 $35,700 3.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 200 $14.14 $13.71 $28,520 6.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $12.10 $12.56 $26,130 5.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $14.24 $14.98 $31,150 4.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 780 $20.81 $21.70 $45,130 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,240 $15.37 $16.00 $33,280 4.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 150 $16.58 $16.68 $34,700 1.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 370 $19.87 $20.26 $42,150 6.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $18.39 $19.31 $40,170 7.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $16.57 $16.24 $33,780 5.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $10.46 $11.64 $24,220 11.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $14.55 $14.88 $30,950 3.3 %
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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 15,960 $13.56 $14.28 $29,700 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 850 $21.75 $23.71 $49,320 2.9 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 270 $15.83 $15.73 $32,720 5.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $14.78 $15.08 $31,360 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,430 $12.76 $14.10 $29,320 8.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 210 $11.46 $11.77 $24,490 3.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 130 $9.48 $9.76 $20,300 13.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $12.96 $13.22 $27,500 2.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $14.69 $14.39 $29,920 3.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $10.31 $10.92 $22,710 5.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 160 $15.21 $15.52 $32,270 6.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 780 $15.03 $14.52 $30,200 3.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $18.04 $17.89 $37,210 9.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $15.18 $15.47 $32,190 5.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 500 $15.51 $15.79 $32,840 5.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $13.77 $12.65 $26,310 9.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 $18.86 $19.98 $41,560 2.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 230 $14.61 $14.88 $30,940 3.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.54 $12.94 $26,920 2.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 110 $15.13 $15.54 $32,320 5.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 390 $14.58 $14.22 $29,580 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $7.95 $8.52 $17,720 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 170 $8.13 $8.10 $16,850 6.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 390 $9.62 $9.57 $19,900 3.2 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 40 $8.37 $8.61 $17,910 8.0 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $11.21 $11.46 $23,840 2.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $14.14 $16.28 $33,870 10.8 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 60 $15.31 $17.66 $36,720 17.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 370 $12.41 $12.51 $26,020 4.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 930 $13.15 $13.19 $27,430 2.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $22.73 $22.43 $46,660 8.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (8) $14.82 $14.81 $30,810 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $14.89 $15.75 $32,760 4.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.07 $13.37 $27,800 12.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $12.87 $14.73 $30,630 8.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $12.45 $12.86 $26,740 4.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (8) $15.16 $14.07 $29,270 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 760 $14.99 $15.18 $31,570 3.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 790 $13.95 $13.61 $28,300 3.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $13.15 $13.49 $28,060 2.5 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $13.50 $13.25 $27,570 5.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 $11.75 $12.75 $26,510 6.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.16 $14.43 $30,020 3.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 340 $12.72 $13.07 $27,180 5.8 %
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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 10,940 $11.52 $12.78 $26,590 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $20.38 $21.68 $45,100 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 240 $25.40 $26.33 $54,780 6.1 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 50 $10.58 $10.45 $21,730 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 900 $7.47 $9.63 $20,020 6.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 360 $15.30 $16.61 $34,550 15.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,290 $14.58 $15.93 $33,130 4.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 650 $11.22 $12.09 $25,150 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 180 $8.38 $8.60 $17,880 4.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $12.52 $12.60 $26,200 6.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $14.39 $12.44 $25,880 6.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 160 $15.46 $15.10 $31,410 4.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $15.74 $16.33 $33,970 5.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 190 $15.75 $15.93 $33,130 7.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 920 $12.44 $12.75 $26,520 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $8.50 $8.97 $18,660 3.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,450 $10.03 $10.49 $21,810 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 230 $11.10 $11.79 $24,520 5.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,320 $10.09 $10.29 $21,400 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $9.12 $9.94 $20,680 2.6 %

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimates not released.

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




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