Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwestern Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 51,060 $14.97 $17.53 $36,470 1.7 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 990 $38.23 $42.53 $88,470 3.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 30 $66.51 $61.04 $126,950 5.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 200 $40.97 $50.96 $106,010 5.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $42.24 $43.61 $90,700 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 70 $39.37 $41.21 $85,720 5.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 (5) $66.18 $137,650 13.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $31.21 $40.68 $84,610 11.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $78,950 2.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (8) $30.46 $29.87 $62,130 3.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 $41.70 $40.50 $84,250 6.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $26.18 $27.27 $56,730 5.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 30 $34.61 $34.75 $72,290 5.7 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,460 $25.13 $26.43 $54,970 3.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.46 $22.77 $47,360 10.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $20.67 $21.35 $44,410 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $22.40 $23.87 $49,650 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $20.70 $22.36 $46,520 12.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $23.94 $24.09 $50,110 3.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $30.07 $30.70 $63,860 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $26.31 $26.43 $54,970 2.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 380 $24.12 $25.19 $52,390 6.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 420 $27.67 $29.46 $61,270 3.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $23.68 $24.59 $51,150 5.8 %
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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 370 $26.49 $27.30 $56,780 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $33.53 $32.20 $66,970 5.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $37.93 $37.44 $77,880 8.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 100 $18.40 $18.09 $37,620 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $23.98 $25.58 $53,210 3.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 (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 780 $26.30 $27.99 $58,230 5.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $26.74 $28.98 $60,280 8.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 $45.19 $44.53 $92,620 7.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $39.67 $36.90 $76,760 6.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $35.39 $35.00 $72,790 6.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $19.46 $18.94 $39,400 13.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $22.25 $22.37 $46,540 4.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $30.71 $29.77 $61,920 5.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $19.66 $19.83 $41,250 3.2 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 560 $23.94 $24.80 $51,580 4.6 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 60 $28.37 $29.39 $61,140 1.8 %
19-1032 Foresters 50 $23.39 $24.78 $51,530 5.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $28.50 $30.69 $63,820 6.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $26.67 $26.85 $55,840 9.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $29.39 $30.88 $64,220 6.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $22.45 $23.70 $49,290 5.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 80 $15.57 $16.51 $34,350 1.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $15.07 $16.83 $35,000 1.8 %
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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 1,020 $18.19 $18.71 $38,930 4.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $18.03 $17.73 $36,890 6.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $23.04 $23.36 $48,600 4.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $17.78 $18.70 $38,910 4.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 170 $20.41 $20.83 $43,320 7.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 30 $15.85 $16.39 $34,080 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $23.86 $23.69 $49,270 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $13.78 $14.22 $29,580 12.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $22.59 $23.18 $48,210 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $11.20 $12.11 $25,200 3.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $17.48 $18.17 $37,790 4.6 %
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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 210 $23.48 $26.00 $54,080 4.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $24.31 $27.10 $56,370 6.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $17.43 $17.94 $37,310 4.7 %
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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 3,610 $18.32 $19.64 $40,840 1.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $11.53 $12.51 $26,020 2.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $47,790 1.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 490 (4) (4) $51,080 1.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 310 (4) (4) $47,220 6.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 450 (4) (4) $48,910 4.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $50,100 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (4) (4) $52,220 1.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $49,230 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $51,720 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $17.17 $17.35 $36,080 3.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $31,550 2.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $24.38 $25.99 $54,060 11.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $16.69 $16.35 $34,010 3.0 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (8) $15.54 $17.87 $37,160 16.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 650 (4) (4) $25,100 1.6 %
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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 490 $17.76 $19.80 $41,180 6.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $12.77 $14.66 $30,490 7.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $34,450 10.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $26.66 $25.00 $51,990 7.3 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $12.10 $18.38 $38,230 22.2 %
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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 2,740 $25.73 $29.08 $60,480 4.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $84.39 $175,530 22.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $43.83 $43.63 $90,750 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,100 $26.39 $27.07 $56,310 4.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $32.14 $34.34 $71,430 11.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $27.94 $27.27 $56,730 1.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $31.76 $30.37 $63,180 13.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $43.05 $42.46 $88,320 6.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 80 $26.24 $26.31 $54,730 1.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $14.95 $14.74 $30,660 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $19.85 $19.50 $40,570 3.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $14.71 $14.34 $29,830 8.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 210 $18.10 $18.69 $38,880 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $13.44 $14.28 $29,710 7.0 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 40 $18.52 $18.92 $39,350 2.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $25.20 $25.82 $53,710 4.4 %
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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 1,580 $11.93 $12.87 $26,780 4.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (8) $10.78 $10.72 $22,290 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 710 $10.72 $10.87 $22,600 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $20.51 $19.12 $39,780 9.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (8) $15.69 $16.02 $33,320 18.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (8) $16.47 $16.09 $33,460 4.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $15.68 $15.84 $32,940 3.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $10.45 $10.51 $21,860 3.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $14.12 $13.85 $28,810 2.6 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,420 $19.15 $19.93 $41,460 3.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $23.87 $25.57 $53,190 3.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $32.46 $32.44 $67,480 2.3 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $36.94 $35.32 $73,470 5.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 220 $20.57 $20.49 $42,630 3.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 380 $17.70 $17.92 $37,280 3.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $29.17 $29.42 $61,190 7.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 200 $24.31 $25.12 $52,250 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 180 $11.27 $12.27 $25,530 4.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $9.24 $9.94 $20,680 3.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 110 $15.63 $17.70 $36,810 2.2 %
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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 6,060 $9.56 $10.79 $22,440 2.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 330 $16.40 $16.87 $35,090 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 120 $11.46 $12.51 $26,010 4.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 620 $10.55 $10.78 $22,430 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 450 $10.08 $10.50 $21,840 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 340 $12.37 $12.40 $25,790 5.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,650 $8.49 $8.87 $18,440 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $9.40 $9.50 $19,770 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,060 $13.01 $13.71 $28,520 4.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 410 $8.49 $8.64 $17,980 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 440 $8.46 $8.63 $17,950 1.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $8.81 $8.96 $18,640 2.1 %
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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 2,190 $11.24 $12.22 $25,420 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (8) $15.20 $17.81 $37,040 9.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $19.39 $22.30 $46,380 14.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 940 $10.95 $12.05 $25,060 3.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 560 $9.29 $9.62 $20,020 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $12.85 $12.95 $26,930 4.5 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,850 $9.61 $11.70 $24,330 4.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $19.15 $21.58 $44,880 9.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $9.34 $10.77 $22,410 3.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $10.54 $11.45 $23,810 12.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 340 $8.85 $9.88 $20,550 5.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $12.26 $12.66 $26,340 6.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $8.52 $8.89 $18,490 2.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 530 $9.13 $9.31 $19,370 3.0 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,120 $11.33 $14.64 $30,440 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 480 $20.53 $23.46 $48,800 6.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $29.70 $32.59 $67,790 8.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,390 $10.13 $10.92 $22,700 2.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $10.26 $11.00 $22,880 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 100 $12.86 $13.99 $29,100 9.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,820 $11.09 $12.96 $26,950 6.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $15.89 $24.43 $50,820 18.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 $20.37 $26.94 $56,040 10.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $28.79 $26.38 $54,870 7.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 330 $25.95 $27.43 $57,050 5.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $16.12 $20.81 $43,270 11.6 %
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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 8,020 $14.06 $15.00 $31,190 2.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 460 $21.42 $22.67 $47,160 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (8) $13.10 $13.02 $27,090 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 140 $15.38 $15.18 $31,560 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 920 $15.99 $15.54 $32,320 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $18.54 $18.60 $38,680 5.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $16.13 $15.89 $33,060 4.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 350 $12.73 $12.71 $26,430 4.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $17.20 $17.12 $35,620 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 190 $12.52 $13.11 $27,280 4.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $21.58 $21.12 $43,940 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $10.69 $11.37 $23,640 2.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 200 $9.75 $10.44 $21,720 3.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $13.30 $13.30 $27,660 2.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $13.61 $13.64 $28,370 6.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $16.73 $17.18 $35,730 6.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $11.80 $12.43 $25,850 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $16.46 $16.33 $33,970 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $10.64 $11.00 $22,870 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 $14.92 $16.88 $35,110 6.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $18.60 $18.25 $37,960 11.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $21.41 $20.97 $43,620 2.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 190 $20.55 $20.59 $42,830 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 30 $16.93 $17.97 $37,390 6.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 200 $12.36 $14.93 $31,040 9.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 670 $10.98 $12.30 $25,580 3.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 140 $20.53 $21.01 $43,710 5.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $13.71 $14.03 $29,180 4.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 380 $14.34 $14.61 $30,380 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 410 $14.83 $15.21 $31,640 2.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $12.15 $12.81 $26,650 9.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,300 $12.02 $12.63 $26,260 2.3 %
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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 180 $13.68 $14.53 $30,220 6.0 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,110 $19.21 $20.31 $42,250 3.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 190 $24.43 $26.48 $55,080 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,290 $23.66 $22.08 $45,930 6.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 660 $15.84 $16.15 $33,590 6.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $18.21 $19.32 $40,180 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $27.36 $25.51 $53,070 14.1 %
47-2082 Tapers 60 $23.25 $22.65 $47,100 4.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 350 $20.82 $22.57 $46,940 9.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $16.19 $16.14 $33,560 12.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 200 $15.37 $15.49 $32,230 3.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $22.36 $22.51 $46,830 5.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $17.51 $17.55 $36,510 6.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $27.65 $28.45 $59,180 6.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $16.49 $16.36 $34,040 7.0 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $20.09 $20.41 $42,450 4.1 %
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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 2,310 $18.34 $18.54 $38,550 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $26.32 $26.76 $55,650 2.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $24.26 $23.79 $49,490 5.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $21.96 $21.29 $44,280 11.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 30 $19.32 $19.43 $40,420 11.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $18.56 $17.24 $35,860 7.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $20.23 $20.87 $43,410 5.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $24.73 $22.61 $47,020 12.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (8) $15.00 $16.36 $34,020 11.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $13.60 $13.73 $28,560 4.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $14.54 $16.70 $34,740 12.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) $23.34 $23.39 $48,640 14.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 570 $15.85 $16.42 $34,160 3.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $22.32 $22.42 $46,640 4.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $10.62 $11.66 $24,260 7.2 %
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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 2,060 $15.23 $17.17 $35,720 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 200 $26.37 $29.20 $60,740 7.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $14.26 $13.94 $28,990 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $19.94 $19.08 $39,690 2.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 30 $9.85 $10.16 $21,120 5.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 40 $16.16 $17.71 $36,830 7.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $17.01 $18.01 $37,460 4.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $8.71 $9.53 $19,830 2.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $12.00 $12.06 $25,090 6.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $16.53 $16.85 $35,050 6.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 60 $19.33 $18.64 $38,760 5.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $13.76 $14.64 $30,440 5.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $23.00 $22.46 $46,730 6.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $22.93 $22.21 $46,200 6.4 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $15.79 $16.44 $34,190 9.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $26.14 $25.59 $53,230 8.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $19.34 $21.29 $44,270 13.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $10.14 $10.06 $20,920 2.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $9.74 $9.79 $20,370 4.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 220 $12.42 $12.42 $25,840 3.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 60 $13.00 $13.77 $28,650 7.3 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,930 $15.67 $16.27 $33,850 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $23.29 $25.06 $52,120 5.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 190 $15.53 $15.49 $32,220 2.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $13.87 $14.87 $30,940 9.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 720 $18.80 $20.15 $41,900 6.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 290 $10.27 $11.73 $24,400 8.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.30 $10.15 $21,120 5.5 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $16.21 $15.60 $32,440 11.6 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 80 $18.08 $17.16 $35,690 7.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 $27.42 $27.81 $57,850 2.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 120 $15.36 $17.27 $35,920 8.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 $8.70 $9.79 $20,350 5.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 270 $13.52 $13.26 $27,590 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 300 $8.82 $10.70 $22,250 5.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $16.44 $15.75 $32,760 3.0 %

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

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

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

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

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

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

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




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Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008

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