Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southern West 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 Southern West 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 Southern West 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 135,080 $11.30 $14.31 $29,770 1.1 %
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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 5,330 $28.11 $32.64 $67,880 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 540 $39.21 $49.96 $103,920 7.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,520 $32.95 $35.51 $73,870 3.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $20.13 $21.16 $44,000 6.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $27.71 $35.53 $73,890 9.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $34.47 $49.92 $103,840 14.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $22.31 $23.71 $49,320 2.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $31.72 $31.37 $65,250 5.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 310 $27.87 $31.72 $65,970 5.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $29.46 $33.79 $70,280 6.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $28.43 $36.53 $75,970 16.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $55,340 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 $28.58 $33.90 $70,520 3.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $46.90 $47.48 $98,770 5.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 150 $16.08 $17.05 $35,470 2.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 $25.08 $26.80 $55,740 12.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $16.86 $17.12 $35,600 3.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $29.78 $34.79 $72,370 6.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 290 $21.68 $21.47 $44,660 0.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $19.59 $20.80 $43,260 3.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 200 $31.00 $32.58 $67,760 7.0 %
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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 2,830 $19.14 $21.45 $44,620 4.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $16.00 $19.06 $39,650 13.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $20.29 $20.69 $43,040 3.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 120 $26.21 $25.88 $53,830 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 210 $16.75 $17.44 $36,270 1.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $18.74 $20.16 $41,940 9.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $14.80 $16.01 $33,300 6.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $19.22 $19.19 $39,920 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $21.19 $22.58 $46,970 5.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 210 $19.03 $18.49 $38,460 8.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $26.47 $29.61 $61,600 11.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (8) $15.93 $15.97 $33,220 4.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $20.58 $21.01 $43,700 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 760 $19.91 $24.96 $51,910 9.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $13.23 $14.56 $30,290 4.3 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 30 $18.54 $19.48 $40,520 8.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $17.27 $19.44 $40,430 4.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $11.63 $15.55 $32,340 6.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $30.16 $29.06 $60,450 3.0 %
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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 800 $18.54 $20.52 $42,670 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 200 $18.72 $20.18 $41,980 7.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $13.92 $15.03 $31,270 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $23.92 $24.38 $50,720 4.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $14.68 $15.85 $32,980 5.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $22.18 $23.69 $49,270 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $15.80 $17.19 $35,760 2.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $30.96 $30.41 $63,260 2.3 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,560 $21.75 $23.60 $49,090 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 110 $18.78 $20.16 $41,920 19.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 220 $24.85 $26.93 $56,020 5.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $32.74 $33.97 $70,660 5.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $36.00 $35.18 $73,180 3.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $22.17 $26.87 $55,890 11.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) $29.84 $29.23 $60,800 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $30.06 $31.16 $64,810 5.0 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 80 $25.96 $31.13 $64,740 9.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $18.20 $20.09 $41,790 2.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $20.14 $21.09 $43,860 12.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 190 $16.51 $16.91 $35,170 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 140 $20.12 $20.35 $42,330 4.3 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 80 $19.12 $19.16 $39,850 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $13.18 $14.39 $29,920 11.2 %
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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 930 $17.38 $19.53 $40,620 4.7 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $19.10 $20.02 $41,640 2.1 %
19-1032 Foresters 110 $25.45 $24.85 $51,690 4.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (8) $17.42 $18.51 $38,510 9.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $23.97 $24.11 $50,140 3.6 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 130 $19.09 $21.65 $45,030 12.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $15.15 $15.87 $33,000 2.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $10.78 $11.79 $24,530 5.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 80 $13.31 $13.62 $28,330 7.6 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $13.83 $14.73 $30,630 1.8 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 40 $14.83 $15.59 $32,430 2.7 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,930 $12.58 $13.11 $27,260 2.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $14.25 $14.62 $30,400 2.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 330 $18.33 $17.43 $36,250 4.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 150 $17.09 $17.30 $35,980 4.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $14.66 $15.13 $31,470 5.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 830 $13.03 $13.15 $27,350 2.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 200 $13.85 $15.63 $32,510 4.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 320 $11.39 $11.46 $23,830 3.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $13.90 $14.99 $31,190 6.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 690 $8.13 $8.81 $18,330 4.1 %
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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 860 $17.24 $21.40 $44,520 7.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 200 $33.54 $35.11 $73,040 6.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 320 $13.45 $14.58 $30,330 5.1 %
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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 8,190 $18.76 $18.54 $38,550 1.7 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $51,050 2.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $55,400 4.5 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $50,600 2.9 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $83,390 4.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $100,620 18.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $45,110 2.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $46,400 3.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 290 $18.51 $17.21 $35,800 4.5 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 370 (4) (4) $39,830 14.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 200 $13.55 $14.74 $30,670 2.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $41,550 1.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,720 (4) (4) $40,110 1.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 780 (4) (4) $39,180 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,060 (4) (4) $40,060 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $39,740 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 850 (4) (4) $38,690 1.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $38,980 2.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $39,100 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $15.43 $14.18 $29,500 7.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 140 (4) (4) $33,250 3.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $19.63 $19.76 $41,100 9.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $12.09 $11.12 $23,130 1.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $17.14 $17.88 $37,180 4.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 800 (4) (4) $21,490 1.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 110 $12.38 $12.69 $26,390 2.1 %
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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 870 $9.98 $12.13 $25,230 5.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 120 $8.09 $8.36 $17,400 6.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $11.65 $13.77 $28,630 5.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $6.70 $7.33 $15,240 6.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $16.84 $22.18 $46,130 12.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 30 (4) (4) $33,610 5.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $9.61 $11.33 $23,560 7.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $13.41 $14.37 $29,880 10.0 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $13.16 $13.84 $28,790 3.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) $6.67 $7.93 $16,490 6.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.25 $11.26 $23,430 8.7 %
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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 9,230 $18.65 $23.39 $48,650 3.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 100 $58.89 $66.78 $138,900 17.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $21.92 $22.49 $46,780 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 360 $49.71 $47.76 $99,340 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 (5) $79.77 $165,920 8.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) $84.24 $175,220 13.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 190 (5) $83.03 $172,710 9.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 140 $33.33 $35.00 $72,790 4.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,700 $22.06 $22.67 $47,160 1.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 140 $25.40 $27.54 $57,270 6.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 320 $29.43 $31.01 $64,500 5.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $18.93 $18.62 $38,720 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $21.67 $25.23 $52,470 5.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $30.12 $39.93 $83,050 23.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 210 $19.98 $20.16 $41,940 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 160 $12.27 $13.46 $27,990 3.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 210 $17.47 $17.07 $35,500 14.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $19.03 $17.92 $37,270 5.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $21.23 $21.76 $45,250 3.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 260 $17.49 $17.43 $36,260 3.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 650 $8.76 $9.96 $20,710 6.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 510 $9.99 $10.10 $21,010 5.1 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 70 $14.62 $14.15 $29,430 7.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $16.30 $17.12 $35,600 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,710 $13.36 $13.52 $28,130 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 240 $9.69 $10.85 $22,560 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $13.40 $18.39 $38,240 24.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $14.98 $17.27 $35,910 11.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 140 $32.64 $29.75 $61,880 4.2 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $10.66 $15.44 $32,110 21.2 %
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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 4,530 $8.45 $8.83 $18,370 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 960 $7.19 $7.29 $15,170 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,880 $8.69 $8.79 $18,290 2.0 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 340 $7.33 $7.18 $14,930 4.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $17.29 $18.00 $37,430 3.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $10.99 $11.27 $23,430 5.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 $10.14 $10.48 $21,800 7.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 450 $8.46 $8.63 $17,940 6.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) $12.83 $12.72 $26,460 3.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 230 $10.97 $10.85 $22,570 2.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $7.39 $8.12 $16,890 6.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $8.36 $8.35 $17,370 5.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $11.98 $12.97 $26,980 5.1 %
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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 3,010 $11.73 $12.67 $26,350 4.8 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 $26.00 $23.76 $49,430 2.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $21.93 $23.38 $48,620 3.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $17.65 $20.35 $42,320 8.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 70 $17.03 $16.72 $34,790 4.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 760 $12.15 $14.73 $30,630 10.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $14.91 $17.45 $36,290 6.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 670 $14.49 $14.84 $30,870 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 940 $7.05 $7.85 $16,330 4.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 120 $7.03 $7.49 $15,580 3.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 $9.67 $11.84 $24,620 3.2 %
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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 12,020 $6.83 $7.50 $15,600 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $21.54 $20.13 $41,870 5.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 940 $9.89 $10.96 $22,790 2.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 950 $6.29 $6.34 $13,180 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,000 $8.77 $8.87 $18,450 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 850 $7.61 $7.90 $16,420 2.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 370 $8.81 $8.64 $17,970 6.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 680 $7.53 $7.71 $16,030 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 340 $7.27 $7.90 $16,420 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,460 $6.46 $6.53 $13,580 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 420 $6.35 $6.38 $13,270 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,060 $6.51 $6.75 $14,030 2.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $8.25 $9.01 $18,730 3.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $6.42 $6.39 $13,290 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 290 $6.98 $7.07 $14,700 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $6.96 $7.10 $14,760 3.1 %
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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 4,530 $8.04 $8.75 $18,200 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $10.52 $12.12 $25,220 5.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $17.09 $18.14 $37,740 5.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,140 $8.58 $9.03 $18,790 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,530 $7.21 $7.44 $15,480 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 570 $8.11 $8.95 $18,610 4.4 %
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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 3,340 $7.41 $8.62 $17,920 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $12.27 $14.23 $29,600 5.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $6.40 $6.59 $13,700 7.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $7.77 $8.00 $16,640 2.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 120 $8.07 $8.33 $17,320 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $9.20 $10.20 $21,220 10.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 240 $17.83 $14.71 $30,600 14.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 410 $6.71 $6.79 $14,120 5.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,230 $6.79 $6.86 $14,280 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 210 $7.18 $9.16 $19,050 12.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $8.74 $10.04 $20,890 5.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $13.28 $12.27 $25,510 12.7 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 15,780 $8.40 $11.71 $24,370 4.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,260 $13.09 $15.60 $32,450 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 240 $24.99 $25.77 $53,600 13.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,050 $6.61 $6.81 $14,170 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 440 $8.01 $8.64 $17,970 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 370 $12.32 $12.30 $25,580 2.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,440 $8.36 $10.56 $21,960 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $13.97 $15.09 $31,380 5.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 290 $14.29 $16.67 $34,680 8.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $13.34 $20.64 $42,930 20.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $15.67 $18.62 $38,720 9.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $28.54 $30.14 $62,700 15.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,210 $24.25 $24.69 $51,360 7.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 160 $7.35 $12.89 $26,810 21.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,610 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 110 $8.88 $12.25 $25,480 19.1 %
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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 20,240 $10.13 $11.00 $22,890 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 920 $14.39 $16.58 $34,490 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 $8.97 $9.22 $19,180 1.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $10.51 $10.39 $21,620 4.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 670 $10.46 $10.82 $22,510 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,690 $11.30 $11.81 $24,570 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $11.28 $11.39 $23,700 6.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $7.57 $10.24 $21,300 8.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 750 $8.74 $8.97 $18,670 7.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $12.88 $13.31 $27,680 4.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 660 $10.06 $11.22 $23,330 3.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 360 $11.92 $12.37 $25,730 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 $8.53 $8.95 $18,610 11.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 410 $6.80 $7.14 $14,860 4.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $9.79 $9.81 $20,400 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $6.53 $6.73 $14,010 4.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $8.99 $9.20 $19,150 5.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $12.15 $12.36 $25,710 2.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $8.17 $9.00 $18,720 6.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $13.43 $14.06 $29,250 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 850 $8.40 $8.90 $18,520 3.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 80 $9.76 $10.19 $21,190 9.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 230 $13.28 $13.67 $28,430 4.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $8.59 $8.87 $18,450 10.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $9.67 $9.91 $20,610 4.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $12.52 $12.67 $26,350 10.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $9.68 $10.10 $21,010 7.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $20.79 $20.32 $42,270 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 $20.93 $20.59 $42,830 1.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 270 $11.85 $13.84 $28,780 1.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $22.07 $19.14 $39,820 6.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $12.89 $13.89 $28,900 5.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,490 $7.89 $8.67 $18,030 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $14.60 $14.90 $30,980 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 880 $13.08 $14.21 $29,550 3.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 400 $13.01 $13.58 $28,250 4.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 330 $10.78 $10.78 $22,420 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,570 $9.54 $10.10 $21,010 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $12.34 $13.06 $27,150 9.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $8.81 $9.61 $19,980 4.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 140 $10.62 $10.85 $22,570 4.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $9.18 $9.95 $20,690 6.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,440 $9.02 $9.72 $20,220 2.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $11.29 $13.07 $27,200 6.3 %
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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 670 $11.13 $11.21 $23,320 7.8 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $9.16 $8.81 $18,320 23.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $11.34 $11.74 $24,430 7.2 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 $13.69 $13.90 $28,920 2.5 %
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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 11,200 $15.88 $17.05 $35,460 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,020 $32.18 $31.97 $66,500 2.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 190 $14.71 $15.57 $32,380 11.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,180 $12.39 $14.03 $29,190 5.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $14.15 $14.69 $30,550 4.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,260 $9.18 $10.18 $21,160 4.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 2,110 $14.72 $15.27 $31,760 4.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,110 $17.76 $18.91 $39,330 3.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $15.42 $14.99 $31,180 3.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $9.90 $11.40 $23,700 11.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $12.22 $12.28 $25,540 2.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $9.67 $9.56 $19,890 4.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 600 $7.93 $8.18 $17,000 7.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $8.20 $10.08 $20,960 23.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $8.59 $8.90 $18,500 7.3 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 80 $19.91 $19.23 $40,000 6.3 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 110 $18.44 $18.63 $38,760 3.2 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 1,190 $19.58 $20.09 $41,780 1.6 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 580 $20.07 $19.87 $41,330 2.5 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 360 $19.97 $21.66 $45,050 7.3 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 410 $17.62 $17.29 $35,960 2.6 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,680 $13.81 $15.21 $31,640 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 680 $18.41 $22.30 $46,380 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $17.55 $17.09 $35,560 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $25.22 $25.01 $52,020 4.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $15.54 $15.39 $32,010 2.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $15.77 $15.63 $32,510 8.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $11.94 $12.46 $25,920 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $13.56 $13.37 $27,810 9.9 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (8) $12.52 $11.35 $23,620 20.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 820 $10.98 $11.29 $23,480 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 450 $13.09 $13.77 $28,630 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 550 $16.73 $18.18 $37,820 4.2 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 40 $11.06 $11.22 $23,340 5.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $8.82 $8.61 $17,900 5.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 140 $9.26 $9.69 $20,150 9.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $25.05 $24.17 $50,280 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 470 $12.94 $13.57 $28,220 7.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 710 $16.91 $17.64 $36,680 8.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,750 $10.69 $11.87 $24,690 3.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 170 $16.96 $17.32 $36,030 2.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $16.82 $16.68 $34,700 3.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 220 $23.59 $22.77 $47,360 4.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 370 $21.97 $21.30 $44,300 9.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $12.54 $13.72 $28,540 17.6 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers (8) $8.03 $7.95 $16,540 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $9.00 $9.93 $20,650 10.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $13.05 $14.23 $29,610 10.8 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,880 $12.81 $13.96 $29,030 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 610 $23.74 $24.13 $50,200 2.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 140 $9.47 $11.13 $23,160 9.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $15.76 $17.02 $35,400 9.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 410 $9.65 $10.58 $22,010 7.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 130 $8.25 $9.54 $19,840 11.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $8.71 $9.47 $19,690 5.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $9.24 $10.11 $21,020 6.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.82 $12.33 $25,640 5.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $11.69 $11.48 $23,870 2.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.84 $11.39 $23,700 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 610 $14.72 $14.55 $30,260 3.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $9.63 $9.79 $20,350 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 790 $13.32 $13.65 $28,390 1.8 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $14.89 $15.02 $31,240 4.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $10.62 $12.67 $26,350 14.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $7.89 $8.40 $17,470 3.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 340 $10.12 $10.56 $21,970 3.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $10.16 $10.57 $21,990 3.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (8) $20.58 $19.58 $40,730 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 380 $12.08 $12.57 $26,150 9.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $20.26 $19.90 $41,380 5.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $18.17 $18.56 $38,600 8.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.19 $13.19 $27,430 4.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $14.96 $14.34 $29,820 4.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $10.97 $12.50 $26,000 2.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $12.93 $13.71 $28,530 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 480 $9.52 $11.29 $23,480 7.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 40 $12.49 $13.07 $27,180 9.7 %
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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 11,650 $10.28 $11.73 $24,390 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $16.90 $20.46 $42,550 9.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 420 $21.00 $22.82 $47,460 7.0 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 140 $7.15 $7.02 $14,600 5.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 80 $8.85 $8.65 $17,990 8.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $10.10 $10.14 $21,080 1.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 710 $6.62 $9.92 $20,630 11.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,730 $12.63 $13.23 $27,510 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,000 $8.42 $9.10 $18,930 3.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 210 $6.75 $7.01 $14,570 4.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) $7.77 $8.04 $16,720 4.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $6.49 $6.49 $13,510 4.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $19.84 $18.60 $38,690 4.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 230 $12.37 $13.22 $27,490 3.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 310 $21.01 $19.83 $41,240 3.3 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 170 $18.37 $18.35 $38,170 2.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $11.57 $12.16 $25,280 4.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 290 $6.84 $7.29 $15,160 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,610 $8.12 $9.13 $18,990 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 230 $7.97 $8.02 $16,680 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 220 $9.26 $8.71 $18,120 4.4 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 110 $18.47 $16.24 $33,780 13.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 220 $9.49 $9.01 $18,730 5.7 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 360 $18.94 $18.98 $39,490 2.0 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 50 $11.32 $11.23 $23,360 5.2 %

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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