Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division



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 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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 the Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division (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 58,960 $15.17 $19.01 $39,530 1.8 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,910 $40.40 $45.05 $93,710 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 370 $65.44 $66.07 $137,420 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 780 $39.18 $46.11 $95,900 5.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $47.79 $47.58 $98,970 4.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 190 $48.20 $49.73 $103,440 4.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $33.68 $35.55 $73,950 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $48.11 $46.10 $95,900 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 250 $36.75 $39.73 $82,630 5.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $35.68 $38.79 $80,670 8.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $41.61 $44.10 $91,730 4.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $40.49 $45.44 $94,510 6.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $38.34 $39.79 $82,750 7.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $42.41 $42.65 $88,710 6.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $71,860 4.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $52.03 $53.47 $111,230 5.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $17.42 $18.93 $39,370 4.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $37.19 $38.15 $79,350 3.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $21.37 $23.19 $48,240 5.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 $41.78 $42.52 $88,430 3.5 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,830 $26.17 $26.96 $56,080 2.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $26.65 $27.32 $56,820 3.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $30.49 $29.85 $62,080 2.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $22.25 $22.63 $47,070 2.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $28.20 $29.55 $61,470 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 220 $26.51 $25.38 $52,790 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $25.82 $26.79 $55,710 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $27.07 $27.13 $56,440 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $22.68 $23.01 $47,870 5.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $27.33 $30.16 $62,730 11.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $21.29 $22.68 $47,160 7.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 320 $27.13 $28.92 $60,150 3.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $25.54 $27.60 $57,420 6.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $18.18 $19.99 $41,580 2.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $23.31 $25.36 $52,740 11.4 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,160 $34.51 $35.14 $73,100 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $33.69 $33.73 $70,160 9.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 300 $41.14 $41.20 $85,700 3.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 140 $42.90 $43.91 $91,320 8.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $19.81 $21.87 $45,480 6.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $33.79 $33.96 $70,640 5.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $39.47 $36.51 $75,950 5.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $29.37 $29.19 $60,720 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $25.92 $26.69 $55,520 3.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $39.42 $37.28 $77,540 6.2 %
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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 970 $32.10 $32.88 $68,390 3.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 60 $41.76 $42.37 $88,130 3.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 100 $38.19 $37.91 $78,860 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $34.78 $36.16 $75,210 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $34.53 $33.09 $68,820 6.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $22.99 $24.87 $51,720 6.3 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (8) $25.76 $25.39 $52,820 4.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $19.95 $21.13 $43,950 5.4 %
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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 360 $25.21 $27.80 $57,820 4.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $38.70 $41.58 $86,480 6.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $27.07 $29.90 $62,190 8.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $25.06 $25.06 $52,120 3.3 %
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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 1,300 $18.87 $20.01 $41,630 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $20.35 $21.70 $45,140 7.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $16.56 $17.33 $36,040 3.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 210 $12.95 $13.96 $29,030 4.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $23.30 $23.07 $47,980 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $19.67 $19.87 $41,320 4.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $28.53 $28.99 $60,290 2.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $14.69 $15.14 $31,480 6.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $14.59 $16.25 $33,810 9.0 %
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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 260 $28.37 $39.64 $82,460 12.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 $54.61 $60.08 $124,960 18.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $21.44 $21.37 $44,450 4.0 %
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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 3,490 $20.57 $20.66 $42,980 3.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 570 (4) (4) $48,980 4.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (4) (4) $55,680 4.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 30 $24.65 $25.01 $52,010 6.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $12.82 $12.05 $25,060 8.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $28.95 $28.02 $58,290 4.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 840 (4) (4) $25,070 4.8 %
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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 420 $18.18 $20.99 $43,660 5.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $11.46 $12.15 $25,280 3.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $20.73 $23.22 $48,290 6.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $23.76 $26.53 $55,190 5.8 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,430 $28.01 $31.11 $64,720 3.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $24.52 $24.70 $51,370 3.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $42.82 $42.65 $88,700 4.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 120 (5) $81.64 $169,800 14.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $26.94 $26.64 $55,410 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $28.84 $28.86 $60,020 2.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $33.95 $32.85 $68,330 4.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $15.03 $15.81 $32,880 3.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $12.20 $12.40 $25,800 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $20.80 $20.91 $43,490 3.0 %
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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 1,650 $13.14 $13.68 $28,450 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 320 $10.50 $10.65 $22,160 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 660 $12.73 $12.81 $26,640 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $17.23 $17.88 $37,200 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $15.24 $16.22 $33,730 6.6 %
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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 1,250 $16.39 $16.54 $34,400 5.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 460 $10.87 $11.45 $23,810 2.8 %
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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 4,820 $8.78 $9.77 $20,320 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $16.41 $16.26 $33,810 15.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 $15.32 $15.92 $33,120 5.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 140 $9.75 $10.21 $21,230 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 80 $12.60 $12.74 $26,490 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 340 $11.15 $11.15 $23,190 4.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 470 $8.39 $8.87 $18,460 4.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 330 $8.68 $9.95 $20,700 5.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,100 $8.20 $8.36 $17,390 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 360 $9.04 $9.17 $19,070 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 980 $8.06 $9.02 $18,760 5.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $7.15 $7.57 $15,730 6.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 270 $8.70 $8.75 $18,200 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 180 $9.26 $9.56 $19,890 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 1,690 $11.79 $12.98 $27,010 3.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $18.07 $18.35 $38,160 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $15.36 $15.50 $32,230 2.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,000 $11.75 $13.23 $27,520 4.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 210 $9.16 $9.32 $19,380 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (8) $14.80 $14.65 $30,470 4.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $12.44 $12.54 $26,090 3.1 %
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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 1,480 $9.19 $10.75 $22,350 4.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $17.14 $17.93 $37,300 4.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $8.94 $9.20 $19,130 3.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $8.15 $8.08 $16,800 3.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 440 $9.55 $9.64 $20,040 5.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 80 $10.03 $10.05 $20,890 4.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $10.05 $10.90 $22,680 5.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.60 $9.36 $19,480 12.1 %
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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 8,750 $10.84 $15.67 $32,600 6.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 850 $16.12 $17.81 $37,050 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $28.81 $33.24 $69,140 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,390 $8.65 $9.06 $18,850 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 $8.61 $9.52 $19,790 6.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $13.99 $14.95 $31,100 5.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,240 $9.82 $11.23 $23,360 3.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 60 $26.76 $32.19 $66,950 17.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $18.88 $18.33 $38,130 7.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 190 $37.31 $38.47 $80,020 6.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 940 $27.50 $36.09 $75,060 12.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $11.90 $12.86 $26,750 8.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $40.62 $40.84 $84,950 5.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 150 $13.49 $13.36 $27,790 7.9 %
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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 10,230 $14.75 $15.58 $32,400 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 710 $23.30 $23.09 $48,020 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $12.88 $12.88 $26,790 4.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 $15.22 $15.40 $32,030 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,130 $16.78 $16.96 $35,280 3.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $17.26 $17.60 $36,620 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $17.67 $17.75 $36,930 3.6 %
43-3071 Tellers (8) $11.70 $11.75 $24,440 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $16.55 $18.24 $37,950 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 690 $15.70 $16.24 $33,770 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 120 $18.82 $19.32 $40,190 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $11.89 $12.05 $25,060 4.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $16.99 $17.59 $36,600 4.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $13.65 $14.75 $30,690 6.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $15.02 $14.76 $30,700 4.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $15.61 $15.76 $32,780 4.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 $11.70 $12.08 $25,120 2.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 $15.63 $15.14 $31,480 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $15.36 $15.69 $32,630 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $18.60 $18.13 $37,720 4.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $21.71 $21.38 $44,460 3.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $21.66 $21.44 $44,600 3.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $21.41 $20.41 $42,460 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $19.73 $19.77 $41,110 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $13.49 $13.82 $28,750 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,070 $11.31 $11.60 $24,120 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 500 $18.47 $19.47 $40,500 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $16.63 $17.46 $36,310 3.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) $15.82 $16.10 $33,490 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 770 $13.36 $13.71 $28,520 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $19.77 $19.82 $41,230 14.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $11.89 $12.24 $25,450 4.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $13.20 $14.18 $29,490 10.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 120 $11.18 $11.75 $24,440 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 990 $13.11 $13.75 $28,600 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $14.60 $13.62 $28,320 5.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 120 $10.22 $11.28 $23,460 7.6 %
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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 2,210 $19.83 $20.85 $43,370 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 160 $27.99 $28.25 $58,760 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 320 $20.33 $21.04 $43,770 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 210 $19.33 $20.49 $42,620 5.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $13.60 $14.31 $29,770 8.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 110 $23.87 $26.12 $54,320 5.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 80 $14.53 $14.98 $31,160 12.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 210 $20.25 $20.92 $43,510 5.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $27.90 $23.85 $49,600 10.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $21.70 $21.76 $45,260 5.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 80 $23.85 $24.98 $51,960 18.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 $10.50 $11.05 $22,980 8.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 310 $20.60 $20.64 $42,940 6.4 %
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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 2,150 $18.59 $19.65 $40,860 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $26.07 $27.72 $57,650 4.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $18.81 $17.30 $35,990 21.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $21.87 $21.59 $44,910 8.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $27.94 $28.06 $58,360 9.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 450 $15.34 $16.19 $33,680 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $20.01 $20.18 $41,980 3.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $16.51 $17.90 $37,220 8.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $20.63 $20.63 $42,910 2.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 340 $17.64 $18.15 $37,760 4.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30 $10.93 $12.38 $25,750 4.6 %
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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 5,430 $12.51 $13.68 $28,450 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 350 $25.07 $25.17 $52,360 2.1 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $13.03 $13.57 $28,220 8.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 340 $12.41 $12.47 $25,940 4.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 140 $12.69 $12.92 $26,870 3.3 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $10.35 $10.86 $22,590 6.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $16.19 $15.76 $32,790 2.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 120 $11.27 $12.15 $25,280 6.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 $12.95 $14.10 $29,320 5.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $14.13 $14.19 $29,510 4.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $19.49 $19.01 $39,550 3.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 $18.63 $18.58 $38,660 3.6 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $12.65 $14.41 $29,960 5.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 190 $13.98 $15.41 $32,050 9.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.81 $9.51 $19,780 4.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 270 $11.57 $11.20 $23,300 4.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $13.16 $13.98 $29,070 3.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 30 $16.11 $17.16 $35,690 14.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $13.71 $15.82 $32,910 6.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $8.20 $8.97 $18,650 3.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 90 $13.19 $12.84 $26,710 8.1 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3,140 $13.47 $14.70 $30,580 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $19.38 $20.10 $41,810 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $25.85 $26.82 $55,780 4.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 140 $14.76 $14.19 $29,520 2.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $8.02 $12.93 $26,890 27.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 320 $20.84 $23.47 $48,820 8.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 330 $14.95 $15.26 $31,750 5.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $10.18 $10.12 $21,050 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $13.07 $13.47 $28,010 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 $13.64 $13.25 $27,550 3.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,040 $13.70 $14.04 $29,200 9.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $10.61 $11.22 $23,340 4.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 460 $9.64 $10.45 $21,730 6.1 %

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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