Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwestern 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 Southwestern 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 Southwestern 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 68,210 $14.66 $16.97 $35,300 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 1,340 $36.82 $39.47 $82,100 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 40 $40.41 $39.61 $82,380 7.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 340 $39.06 $44.79 $93,160 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $45,000 19.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $48.80 $48.14 $100,120 7.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $39.00 $37.62 $78,250 5.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $46.46 $50.32 $104,670 4.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $81,660 1.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 $42.47 $43.45 $90,370 4.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $24.75 $24.78 $51,540 1.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $22.14 $23.10 $48,050 7.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 30 $29.87 $30.48 $63,400 3.6 %
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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 1,300 $24.49 $26.68 $55,490 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $25.14 $25.45 $52,950 5.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (8) $25.06 $29.11 $60,540 5.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $19.98 $22.20 $46,170 7.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $19.48 $21.88 $45,510 7.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 120 $19.92 $21.10 $43,890 9.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 220 $24.99 $27.07 $56,300 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 370 $25.99 $28.86 $60,020 6.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $22.23 $23.05 $47,940 1.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 50 $25.08 $27.65 $57,520 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 430 $26.34 $26.62 $55,380 4.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $21.32 $22.99 $47,810 3.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $32.21 $32.32 $67,220 2.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $22.18 $22.66 $47,130 6.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $28.10 $27.99 $58,210 5.4 %
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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 610 $26.22 $27.01 $56,190 3.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $27.58 $27.42 $57,020 5.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $29.18 $29.73 $61,850 2.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $38.57 $37.81 $78,650 3.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $33.50 $36.38 $75,680 3.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $20.81 $20.28 $42,190 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $17.25 $17.93 $37,290 4.6 %
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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 620 $22.48 $23.44 $48,760 2.7 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 70 $27.91 $27.65 $57,510 2.2 %
19-1032 Foresters 90 $24.75 $26.13 $54,340 4.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $21.89 $28.58 $59,450 12.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $27.15 $26.90 $55,960 1.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 120 $17.18 $17.09 $35,550 1.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 $15.93 $17.54 $36,490 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 1,110 $20.13 $19.42 $40,400 2.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $17.62 $17.71 $36,850 2.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $23.23 $23.81 $49,530 1.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $16.82 $16.86 $35,060 5.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $20.55 $20.57 $42,780 3.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 270 $21.85 $21.71 $45,160 1.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $12.87 $12.99 $27,010 3.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $16.79 $17.24 $35,850 4.0 %
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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 340 $23.70 $30.31 $63,040 9.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $31.57 $38.00 $79,050 15.5 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $43.62 $52.76 $109,740 8.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $18.39 $19.13 $39,790 3.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 80 $17.34 $17.56 $36,530 2.1 %
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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 5,040 $17.02 $18.48 $38,430 0.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40 $15.61 $15.71 $32,670 7.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $46,360 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 760 (4) (4) $48,550 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 450 (4) (4) $49,230 1.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 540 (4) (4) $50,610 0.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $51,160 1.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $49,070 1.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $49,920 2.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $52,190 1.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 750 (4) (4) $28,490 1.8 %
25-4021 Librarians (8) $22.33 $22.46 $46,710 5.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $14.91 $14.96 $31,110 2.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $25.40 $25.54 $53,120 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,270 (4) (4) $24,690 1.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 60 $16.31 $17.37 $36,130 5.2 %
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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 660 $13.42 $14.76 $30,700 2.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $8.71 $10.07 $20,940 4.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 340 (4) (4) $29,900 3.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $14.68 $14.50 $30,170 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $17.44 $17.95 $37,340 6.9 %
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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 2,730 $26.63 $30.43 $63,290 4.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 30 (5) $82.32 $171,230 14.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $44.43 $44.92 $93,430 3.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $59.55 $71.88 $149,520 21.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $33.80 $33.09 $68,830 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 930 $29.41 $29.20 $60,740 2.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $25.14 $24.97 $51,930 1.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $25.93 $26.08 $54,240 1.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $39.50 $39.00 $81,120 4.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $26.59 $26.26 $54,610 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 80 $23.70 $21.08 $43,840 17.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $15.55 $15.51 $32,260 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 340 $18.12 $18.01 $37,460 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $12.86 $13.84 $28,790 1.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $18.56 $18.99 $39,500 4.6 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,890 $11.37 $12.39 $25,770 5.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 200 $9.51 $9.41 $19,580 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 920 $10.25 $10.63 $22,110 2.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (8) $18.86 $18.28 $38,010 7.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 240 $13.67 $14.25 $29,630 5.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $16.60 $16.32 $33,940 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $10.41 $10.45 $21,730 3.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $13.51 $13.47 $28,020 2.1 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,140 $18.07 $18.93 $39,380 3.4 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 70 $23.13 $25.31 $52,640 2.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $31.30 $30.89 $64,250 2.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $34.11 $33.42 $69,510 3.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 140 $20.78 $20.46 $42,560 3.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 950 $17.19 $17.14 $35,660 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 280 $25.72 $25.44 $52,920 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 210 $8.90 $9.43 $19,620 3.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 130 $13.82 $15.51 $32,260 1.7 %
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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 6,690 $8.91 $10.38 $21,590 2.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $17.84 $18.02 $37,480 12.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 $16.77 $18.88 $39,280 8.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 220 $8.31 $8.38 $17,420 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $13.22 $13.24 $27,530 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 510 $10.96 $11.13 $23,150 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $10.39 $10.29 $21,410 3.2 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $13.29 $13.18 $27,410 4.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 $9.24 $10.08 $20,960 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 690 $11.35 $11.72 $24,390 6.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,350 $8.43 $8.91 $18,520 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 70 $8.42 $8.83 $18,360 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,140 $10.27 $10.69 $22,240 6.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $8.15 $8.33 $17,340 2.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 330 $8.25 $8.43 $17,530 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 180 $8.30 $8.72 $18,130 4.4 %
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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 2,270 $10.75 $11.67 $24,280 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $19.37 $18.67 $38,840 7.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,100 $11.01 $11.49 $23,900 1.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 690 $9.29 $9.67 $20,110 1.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 380 $13.48 $13.87 $28,840 7.1 %
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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 1,890 $9.50 $11.13 $23,140 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $15.06 $17.22 $35,820 6.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $8.55 $10.68 $22,210 4.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 270 $8.66 $9.82 $20,420 6.5 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 50 $9.25 $9.92 $20,630 4.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $8.70 $8.96 $18,630 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 360 $9.58 $9.68 $20,140 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $12.55 $14.49 $30,130 12.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 30 $10.08 $12.92 $26,870 9.9 %
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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 6,510 $11.84 $15.18 $31,580 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 500 $18.01 $21.21 $44,110 6.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $28.76 $30.37 $63,170 8.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,450 $10.10 $11.87 $24,680 3.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $9.23 $10.94 $22,750 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $13.97 $15.19 $31,600 4.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,030 $10.76 $13.47 $28,020 4.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $16.81 $20.90 $43,470 14.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $26.05 $25.61 $53,270 10.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 50 $18.96 $19.81 $41,190 7.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 390 $20.64 $28.34 $58,940 9.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $20.50 $23.29 $48,450 13.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 (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 10,200 $12.88 $13.91 $28,930 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 630 $19.77 $21.06 $43,800 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $12.76 $12.71 $26,430 3.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $13.05 $13.24 $27,550 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 170 $14.90 $14.66 $30,490 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,100 $13.92 $14.28 $29,710 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $16.59 $16.16 $33,610 4.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $15.53 $15.10 $31,400 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 510 $10.45 $10.58 $22,010 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 250 $17.67 $17.84 $37,110 2.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 360 $13.49 $14.26 $29,650 3.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $21.09 $20.44 $42,520 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 30 $9.68 $9.75 $20,280 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $9.46 $10.23 $21,280 5.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $13.78 $14.05 $29,220 1.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 120 $11.20 $10.92 $22,710 5.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $12.45 $12.98 $27,000 6.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 $11.11 $12.29 $25,570 6.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $16.44 $16.38 $34,070 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 360 $11.15 $11.27 $23,440 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $13.30 $13.48 $28,040 1.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $19.02 $19.28 $40,110 3.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $17.83 $19.20 $39,930 4.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $19.78 $20.75 $43,170 4.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $21.13 $20.64 $42,940 2.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $20.99 $21.06 $43,810 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $11.64 $12.79 $26,600 1.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $20.13 $20.98 $43,640 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 $11.75 $12.99 $27,030 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 770 $10.28 $11.81 $24,560 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 150 $19.21 $19.76 $41,090 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $14.42 $14.07 $29,260 8.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 520 $13.75 $14.10 $29,320 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 740 $13.72 $13.45 $27,980 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $9.60 $10.27 $21,360 5.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,010 $11.41 $12.07 $25,090 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $8.96 $9.53 $19,820 12.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 190 $13.95 $14.21 $29,560 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 1,860 $17.41 $16.97 $35,310 4.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 130 $22.92 $25.32 $52,670 6.3 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 120 $10.47 $11.41 $23,720 6.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $8.33 $8.54 $17,770 3.6 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 50 $9.38 $10.50 $21,840 2.7 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $25.35 $24.67 $51,320 5.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 300 $20.95 $20.52 $42,670 4.8 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 60 $19.11 $19.27 $40,080 2.9 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 450 $19.04 $18.68 $38,850 3.0 %
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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 3,910 $19.12 $19.75 $41,080 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 $27.28 $29.63 $61,640 6.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 740 $17.87 $18.18 $37,820 4.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $14.44 $15.62 $32,480 11.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 530 $12.65 $14.89 $30,970 10.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 850 $22.99 $22.06 $45,880 7.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 500 $22.32 $21.32 $44,350 6.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $17.05 $17.51 $36,410 7.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $19.01 $18.79 $39,080 2.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $13.94 $14.61 $30,390 11.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $13.61 $13.73 $28,560 5.6 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $11.75 $12.51 $26,020 16.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 200 $19.27 $19.01 $39,540 1.8 %
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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 3,740 $19.32 $19.75 $41,080 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 $26.09 $26.64 $55,410 3.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $26.73 $26.35 $54,800 4.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $13.27 $15.86 $32,990 6.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 $13.97 $15.69 $32,630 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 400 $17.70 $17.24 $35,860 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 220 $22.43 $22.54 $46,880 3.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $13.83 $13.82 $28,760 7.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $16.79 $18.64 $38,760 14.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 360 $22.32 $23.91 $49,740 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 $15.40 $16.29 $33,890 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $22.83 $22.58 $46,960 8.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 190 $20.55 $20.57 $42,780 2.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $31.29 $30.59 $63,630 3.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $18.65 $20.07 $41,740 10.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $13.74 $14.47 $30,090 7.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $13.10 $15.50 $32,240 17.1 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,380 $15.02 $16.29 $33,890 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 430 $26.85 $28.81 $59,930 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 290 $12.92 $14.16 $29,450 5.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $12.93 $12.87 $26,770 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $12.73 $13.02 $27,080 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $15.66 $16.39 $34,080 5.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 360 $9.26 $9.78 $20,340 4.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $10.00 $11.76 $24,470 12.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $19.11 $18.51 $38,500 6.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $17.15 $16.74 $34,820 5.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.27 $13.21 $27,470 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $20.30 $20.79 $43,250 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 230 $18.96 $19.73 $41,040 5.1 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 80 $21.99 $21.74 $45,210 3.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $11.53 $13.24 $27,540 8.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $10.39 $10.91 $22,690 2.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $9.12 $10.01 $20,820 6.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 220 $13.92 $14.10 $29,320 5.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 670 $17.03 $16.78 $34,900 3.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 910 $15.85 $15.66 $32,570 2.2 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 170 $19.25 $19.80 $41,180 8.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $16.95 $18.29 $38,050 2.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $20.49 $20.64 $42,920 2.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $16.44 $16.39 $34,090 7.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 $17.57 $17.62 $36,650 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 140 $16.33 $16.43 $34,170 3.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $10.01 $11.33 $23,560 6.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 120 $18.39 $19.59 $40,750 12.6 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $10.50 $10.96 $22,800 5.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 320 $11.72 $11.51 $23,950 2.9 %
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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 6,550 $15.04 $15.44 $32,110 1.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $21.64 $21.95 $45,650 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $23.06 $24.49 $50,930 3.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $17.22 $17.79 $37,000 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 390 $15.19 $14.92 $31,030 1.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $13.35 $14.34 $29,830 9.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,430 $18.20 $18.12 $37,680 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 320 $11.51 $12.00 $24,960 3.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.97 $9.92 $20,640 3.6 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 30 $13.01 $14.53 $30,230 10.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.81 $9.52 $19,810 3.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $25.92 $26.36 $54,830 7.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $25.64 $24.93 $51,860 3.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 500 $16.12 $16.31 $33,920 1.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $11.79 $12.60 $26,200 6.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,260 $12.84 $13.04 $27,110 3.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 450 $12.64 $12.91 $26,850 4.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 510 $8.84 $10.15 $21,110 2.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $17.89 $17.75 $36,920 2.5 %

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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