Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, 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 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, 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 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, 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 118,980 $19.06 $23.62 $49,130 1.9 %
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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 7,610 $45.26 $50.18 $104,370 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,020 $68.51 $67.23 $139,850 3.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,490 $44.09 $50.20 $104,420 2.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $35.67 $43.03 $89,510 11.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 340 $51.01 $52.74 $109,710 4.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 530 $49.79 $52.44 $109,080 2.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $45.41 $46.84 $97,430 8.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 400 $32.90 $35.14 $73,080 5.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 440 $56.60 $57.98 $120,600 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 750 $47.24 $49.22 $102,370 2.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 90 $43.26 $46.06 $95,800 4.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $38.57 $39.36 $81,860 6.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 90 $43.50 $47.56 $98,920 5.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 250 $40.64 $42.77 $88,960 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 $46.02 $47.32 $98,430 6.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $35.28 $41.76 $86,850 7.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $40.12 $39.83 $82,840 4.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $20.97 $26.04 $54,160 14.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $85,860 2.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 560 $60.01 $61.19 $127,270 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 210 $24.47 $23.92 $49,760 3.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $37.48 $36.22 $75,330 5.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $61.26 $65.18 $135,580 11.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $21.79 $22.89 $47,610 5.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $39.13 $43.65 $90,780 6.2 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5,950 $28.38 $31.06 $64,600 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 210 $25.41 $26.35 $54,810 4.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 390 $30.24 $30.68 $63,810 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 220 $23.73 $25.17 $52,350 5.8 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 40 $27.01 $26.30 $54,700 3.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $30.55 $31.12 $64,730 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 350 $30.92 $32.78 $68,190 7.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $26.82 $32.15 $66,880 16.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 180 $26.99 $28.52 $59,310 4.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 250 $25.49 $26.60 $55,330 8.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 210 $27.12 $29.26 $60,860 4.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 60 $32.75 $37.47 $77,940 6.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 460 $31.56 $35.32 $73,470 3.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 920 $29.03 $30.50 $63,440 5.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,160 $27.98 $31.64 $65,820 7.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $19.16 $20.68 $43,010 2.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 120 $35.52 $34.61 $71,980 3.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 100 $24.35 $28.18 $58,620 5.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 210 $35.44 $36.91 $76,760 3.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (8) $34.46 $41.16 $85,620 6.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 210 $21.79 $21.73 $45,200 2.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 90 $26.01 $24.92 $51,830 7.0 %
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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 6,730 $40.57 $40.99 $85,250 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 630 $38.22 $41.60 $86,530 5.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,590 $45.48 $45.90 $95,470 1.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 2,050 $45.29 $46.18 $96,060 5.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 970 $27.61 $28.98 $60,290 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 550 $37.37 $35.68 $74,200 5.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 110 $37.21 $36.18 $75,250 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 420 $34.91 $34.52 $71,800 1.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 230 $38.91 $37.55 $78,100 3.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 110 $33.94 $34.69 $72,150 4.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 $37.95 $40.83 $84,930 8.7 %
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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 5,100 $33.23 $35.17 $73,160 2.9 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 140 $35.34 $37.53 $78,070 8.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 $33.20 $34.55 $71,860 7.0 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 410 $48.86 $48.61 $101,120 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 790 $40.74 $41.62 $86,570 2.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 640 $36.95 $38.80 $80,710 6.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 200 $29.99 $34.19 $71,120 3.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $34.72 $40.44 $84,120 11.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 490 $35.32 $36.68 $76,300 2.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 40 $39.81 $42.56 $88,520 5.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 540 $39.80 $40.10 $83,410 2.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 180 $34.07 $35.29 $73,400 8.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 90 $27.67 $27.71 $57,640 7.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 590 $21.15 $21.65 $45,040 4.3 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 150 $20.03 $20.12 $41,850 6.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 130 $23.55 $23.65 $49,190 1.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 100 $22.04 $23.54 $48,960 5.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $16.41 $17.02 $35,410 3.3 %
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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 1,570 $30.84 $34.22 $71,180 3.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 240 $45.99 $48.69 $101,260 4.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 270 $34.14 $35.87 $74,610 4.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $33.64 $35.42 $73,680 6.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $24.72 $27.55 $57,300 3.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $20.78 $20.68 $43,020 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 1,610 $22.25 $22.21 $46,190 4.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 $30.04 $28.69 $59,680 3.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $18.58 $19.80 $41,180 19.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 270 $20.56 $19.93 $41,460 4.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 290 $27.24 $26.06 $54,200 4.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $27.20 $27.35 $56,900 3.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 170 $18.46 $21.88 $45,500 8.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $13.66 $15.89 $33,060 8.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 $11.18 $12.97 $26,970 7.4 %
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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 530 $25.77 $33.14 $68,930 5.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 210 $21.25 $21.19 $44,080 7.1 %
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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 8,230 $24.10 $24.03 $49,990 5.0 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 660 $12.09 $12.62 $26,240 3.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 170 (4) (4) $49,390 7.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,640 (4) (4) $55,950 3.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,070 (4) (4) $55,960 3.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 940 (4) (4) $53,580 3.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 330 (4) (4) $49,280 3.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 190 (4) (4) $54,190 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $50,610 2.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 280 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $32,680 8.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $28.32 $27.75 $57,720 3.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $15.85 $17.35 $36,090 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $32.70 $30.37 $63,170 6.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,360 (4) (4) $21,950 3.6 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,130 $22.60 $25.24 $52,510 3.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $34.73 $39.59 $82,350 11.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $11.66 $11.49 $23,900 5.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $21.65 $22.97 $47,770 3.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $21.07 $22.06 $45,890 10.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $28.53 $30.48 $63,400 7.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 210 $33.62 $33.51 $69,700 2.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $14.40 $15.47 $32,180 4.9 %
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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 5,760 $26.82 $29.92 $62,230 4.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $62.55 $58.38 $121,430 24.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $20.96 $23.26 $48,380 8.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $41.46 $40.58 $84,410 3.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $61.04 $62.31 $129,600 11.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $91.64 $190,610 13.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 11.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $37.45 $36.36 $75,630 3.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,140 $30.56 $29.90 $62,190 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $25.38 $25.24 $52,510 6.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $28.63 $28.80 $59,890 2.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $15.11 $14.91 $31,010 5.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $26.78 $26.63 $55,390 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $26.95 $28.15 $58,550 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $39.86 $40.96 $85,190 8.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 280 $34.54 $34.62 $72,000 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $26.34 $26.68 $55,490 8.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 240 $16.19 $19.80 $41,180 10.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $12.15 $12.45 $25,890 2.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $18.32 $17.58 $36,580 2.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $13.23 $13.54 $28,170 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 950 $21.34 $21.29 $44,280 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $14.08 $15.67 $32,600 3.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $20.82 $20.16 $41,940 3.3 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,070 $12.93 $13.54 $28,160 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 350 $11.68 $11.89 $24,740 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,580 $12.46 $12.46 $25,920 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $18.83 $18.68 $38,850 9.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.91 $11.72 $24,380 12.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 310 $20.03 $19.73 $41,040 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $15.02 $15.17 $31,550 2.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.00 $9.15 $19,030 2.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $8.46 $9.66 $20,090 5.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $12.78 $13.77 $28,650 3.7 %
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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 2,170 $20.21 $20.00 $41,600 7.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $18.95 $23.10 $48,050 9.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 430 $24.84 $24.44 $50,840 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 500 $26.15 $25.08 $52,160 3.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $9.43 $9.43 $19,610 3.6 %
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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 8,850 $9.33 $10.20 $21,220 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $20.16 $20.34 $42,310 6.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 640 $14.11 $14.36 $29,860 4.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 450 $8.50 $8.87 $18,460 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $13.01 $13.55 $28,190 7.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 540 $12.62 $12.37 $25,730 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $10.37 $10.45 $21,750 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 570 $9.54 $10.07 $20,960 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 610 $9.30 $10.28 $21,390 2.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,260 $8.25 $8.49 $17,670 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 540 $8.41 $9.19 $19,110 7.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,860 $10.16 $10.45 $21,730 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $8.91 $9.55 $19,860 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $8.95 $9.35 $19,450 4.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 440 $8.52 $8.89 $18,480 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $9.02 $9.83 $20,440 5.4 %
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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 3,560 $12.39 $13.89 $28,880 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $20.62 $19.56 $40,690 4.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $21.46 $22.67 $47,140 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,940 $12.34 $13.36 $27,780 3.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 610 $9.74 $9.65 $20,080 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 580 $14.52 $16.52 $34,360 9.8 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $16.14 $16.32 $33,940 5.7 %
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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 1,530 $10.53 $11.47 $23,860 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $15.84 $16.94 $35,240 4.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.40 $9.10 $18,930 5.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.24 $7.09 $14,760 5.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 540 $10.76 $11.32 $23,540 5.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $9.63 $10.25 $21,310 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 $11.23 $11.33 $23,570 5.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $12.61 $13.99 $29,100 7.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $10.28 $10.92 $22,720 5.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $9.93 $11.95 $24,860 7.2 %
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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 10,530 $13.93 $21.34 $44,390 4.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 640 $17.32 $18.83 $39,170 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 320 $37.08 $38.81 $80,720 7.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,800 $8.87 $9.34 $19,420 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 $11.34 $11.99 $24,940 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) $14.68 $16.24 $33,780 5.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,950 $9.83 $12.46 $25,920 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $23.57 $30.46 $63,360 12.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $26.84 $36.42 $75,760 16.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $14.95 $14.78 $30,750 12.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 480 $23.14 $23.87 $49,640 9.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,050 $42.34 $45.36 $94,350 6.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,540 $29.80 $32.97 $68,580 5.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $23.08 $25.18 $52,370 17.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 220 $41.59 $45.80 $95,260 6.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 300 $13.82 $15.19 $31,590 8.4 %
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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 19,520 $16.22 $17.06 $35,480 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,240 $21.96 $23.60 $49,090 3.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $12.28 $12.14 $25,240 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 280 $16.87 $17.90 $37,230 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 420 $15.86 $15.74 $32,730 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,930 $16.49 $16.91 $35,170 3.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $18.60 $18.70 $38,900 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $18.41 $18.43 $38,330 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 660 $12.18 $12.53 $26,060 3.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (8) $17.70 $17.71 $36,830 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,120 $16.78 $17.74 $36,890 3.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 170 $23.20 $23.15 $48,150 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $10.89 $11.40 $23,700 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 70 $12.29 $12.09 $25,150 3.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $12.48 $13.64 $28,360 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $11.40 $12.29 $25,550 5.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $15.06 $15.00 $31,190 8.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 $18.85 $18.96 $39,430 3.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 200 $21.31 $21.21 $44,120 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,170 $11.96 $12.54 $26,090 5.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 $16.54 $16.56 $34,440 2.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $12.34 $12.52 $26,030 4.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $17.11 $17.58 $36,560 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $21.57 $21.12 $43,920 4.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $21.81 $21.54 $44,810 1.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 310 $21.47 $21.08 $43,850 1.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $20.91 $19.59 $40,750 2.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 330 $21.17 $22.16 $46,080 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 760 $15.39 $15.67 $32,590 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,280 $10.83 $11.86 $24,660 2.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $14.41 $16.65 $34,640 15.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,730 $22.70 $22.57 $46,950 1.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $16.32 $17.11 $35,580 3.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 340 $15.68 $15.77 $32,810 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,260 $16.09 $15.78 $32,810 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $16.57 $17.01 $35,390 3.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 240 $12.43 $12.47 $25,930 3.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $14.77 $15.12 $31,460 2.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $18.74 $18.52 $38,530 3.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $13.09 $13.48 $28,040 4.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,420 $14.73 $15.53 $32,300 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $15.74 $15.66 $32,580 7.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 170 $14.38 $15.65 $32,540 4.7 %
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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 5,570 $21.75 $22.86 $47,540 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $30.16 $30.86 $64,180 2.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 770 $25.51 $24.35 $50,650 5.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $18.64 $19.45 $40,450 8.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (8) $19.57 $20.02 $41,640 4.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 110 $21.75 $23.43 $48,730 15.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 210 $22.34 $25.04 $52,090 6.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 130 $28.12 $29.12 $60,570 6.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 710 $26.10 $24.84 $51,670 6.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $19.72 $20.80 $43,260 18.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 $17.32 $19.45 $40,450 9.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 590 $21.54 $23.40 $48,680 4.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $24.04 $26.16 $54,400 8.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 320 $19.91 $21.54 $44,810 5.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $14.45 $16.02 $33,320 12.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 260 $15.57 $14.82 $30,830 4.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $16.30 $15.29 $31,810 2.6 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $15.38 $14.60 $30,380 10.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $21.35 $22.11 $46,000 5.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $22.75 $25.28 $52,590 8.7 %
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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 4,150 $23.03 $24.06 $50,050 3.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $31.39 $32.41 $67,410 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $19.24 $18.42 $38,310 12.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 720 $30.43 $29.94 $62,280 6.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $25.09 $25.69 $53,430 3.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 $22.71 $21.71 $45,150 19.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $28.56 $24.75 $51,480 9.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $18.09 $18.20 $37,850 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $23.30 $22.50 $46,790 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $21.35 $23.45 $48,780 8.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $22.32 $21.33 $44,360 8.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $23.66 $29.33 $61,000 11.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $12.30 $12.76 $26,540 17.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $24.34 $24.44 $50,840 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 560 $18.80 $19.10 $39,720 2.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 310 $32.02 $31.08 $64,640 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $12.68 $12.84 $26,700 3.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $17.06 $16.91 $35,170 7.9 %
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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 8,450 $15.11 $16.52 $34,370 1.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 700 $27.40 $28.14 $58,540 2.5 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 30 $10.61 $11.52 $23,960 7.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 760 $15.48 $15.76 $32,780 2.6 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 360 $13.76 $14.37 $29,890 2.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $17.47 $19.14 $39,820 5.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 790 $12.67 $13.49 $28,070 4.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 210 $14.10 $14.14 $29,420 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 150 $14.29 $13.50 $28,080 6.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $18.25 $18.45 $38,380 10.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $13.82 $14.01 $29,140 3.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 240 $16.06 $16.79 $34,930 5.9 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 30 $24.33 $25.60 $53,250 5.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $15.25 $15.27 $31,770 3.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $14.04 $15.04 $31,280 16.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $18.26 $18.97 $39,450 6.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 430 $19.26 $20.52 $42,690 4.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $15.77 $15.95 $33,180 4.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (8) $14.49 $15.31 $31,830 5.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.44 $16.30 $33,910 4.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $14.68 $15.21 $31,630 3.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 110 $16.01 $16.23 $33,760 2.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 100 $10.92 $14.74 $30,660 11.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 260 $17.90 $17.61 $36,640 5.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $10.16 $10.30 $21,430 3.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $15.76 $15.93 $33,120 2.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $20.98 $21.53 $44,790 3.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $22.17 $27.34 $56,870 13.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $19.09 $19.91 $41,420 4.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.51 $14.72 $30,610 5.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.21 $16.36 $34,020 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 480 $15.81 $16.75 $34,840 1.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 310 $11.59 $11.45 $23,820 6.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.42 $13.71 $28,520 2.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $9.09 $9.25 $19,230 2.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 520 $12.25 $12.29 $25,560 2.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 120 $19.33 $18.89 $39,290 4.8 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7,300 $14.52 $16.08 $33,440 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $18.01 $21.30 $44,310 3.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $27.00 $28.29 $58,850 4.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 140 $10.68 $11.00 $22,870 2.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 460 $16.39 $16.04 $33,370 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $14.20 $15.31 $31,850 6.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,500 $21.79 $22.71 $47,230 1.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 920 $16.06 $17.15 $35,660 9.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 320 $11.70 $12.06 $25,080 4.3 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $10.02 $10.29 $21,410 4.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $11.03 $10.96 $22,800 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 $14.82 $16.03 $33,340 5.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $11.12 $12.36 $25,700 7.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,260 $11.76 $12.84 $26,700 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 520 $9.65 $10.07 $20,940 3.9 %

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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