Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston, WV



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 Charleston, WV, a metropolitan statistical area in West Virginia.

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).

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Major Occupational Groups in Charleston, WV (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 144,420 $13.67 $16.78 $34,890 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 5,690 $29.88 $34.45 $71,660 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 580 $40.21 $48.27 $100,410 5.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,730 $33.06 $38.72 $80,530 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 90 (4) (4) $29,580 10.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 100 $24.51 $25.50 $53,040 3.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $24.49 $31.21 $64,920 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $30.62 $36.64 $76,210 12.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 230 $28.38 $28.69 $59,680 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 $32.53 $34.06 $70,850 4.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 340 $30.90 $31.77 $66,080 3.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 60 $29.98 $33.21 $69,080 3.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $38.19 $40.23 $83,670 6.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $28.38 $34.34 $71,440 5.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $30.46 $32.72 $68,070 6.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $24.80 $28.99 $60,300 11.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $57,910 2.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $24.53 $27.10 $56,360 7.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $47.00 $46.82 $97,380 4.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $18.53 $18.93 $39,380 3.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 370 $27.09 $30.30 $63,030 4.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $35.09 $38.18 $79,410 4.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 110 $24.96 $25.20 $52,420 1.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $13.84 $20.04 $41,680 16.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $21.55 $22.67 $47,150 2.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 330 $25.94 $29.14 $60,610 5.9 %
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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 5,370 $21.26 $23.21 $48,280 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $14.85 $15.49 $32,210 5.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $16.39 $18.57 $38,620 3.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 800 $24.88 $24.03 $49,970 11.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 320 $18.07 $19.74 $41,050 3.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $23.20 $25.78 $53,630 5.9 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 30 $15.02 $16.11 $33,510 8.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $18.82 $19.29 $40,110 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 $18.40 $19.65 $40,870 3.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $19.45 $21.78 $45,300 3.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 260 $26.27 $25.58 $53,200 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 140 $30.41 $31.13 $64,750 4.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (8) $35.49 $31.81 $66,160 5.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 720 $25.40 $25.21 $52,440 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,120 $20.33 $23.03 $47,900 3.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 130 $12.82 $14.80 $30,780 6.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $20.41 $23.66 $49,220 6.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 160 $28.27 $31.25 $65,000 13.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $22.11 $24.17 $50,270 8.1 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $32.80 $34.16 $71,050 7.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $20.06 $22.53 $46,870 5.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $13.95 $16.79 $34,930 9.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 120 $21.28 $21.86 $45,460 5.5 %
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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 1,710 $22.26 $24.08 $50,090 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 450 $22.55 $23.61 $49,110 4.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $33.39 $33.12 $68,890 3.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 $20.94 $23.12 $48,080 5.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $16.15 $17.68 $36,770 3.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 200 $27.27 $28.96 $60,240 4.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 $24.65 $24.44 $50,830 7.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $23.85 $26.31 $54,730 3.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 240 $18.81 $21.37 $44,450 5.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $26.09 $24.06 $50,030 23.5 %
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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 2,580 $23.96 $26.06 $54,200 3.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 200 $16.87 $17.21 $35,800 5.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 110 $43.44 $43.68 $90,850 2.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 420 $29.75 $30.63 $63,700 5.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 100 $37.91 $36.41 $75,740 7.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 120 $21.76 $30.68 $63,820 17.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $29.93 $27.77 $57,760 10.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 70 $22.62 $24.76 $51,500 5.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $32.64 $31.21 $64,920 4.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $30.22 $31.42 $65,350 4.7 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 150 $32.92 $35.25 $73,310 6.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 40 $37.99 $44.90 $93,400 14.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 110 $12.49 $17.89 $37,220 16.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $21.31 $22.77 $47,370 5.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $17.48 $18.21 $37,870 5.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 350 $18.45 $18.97 $39,450 3.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 160 $25.00 $23.18 $48,220 4.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 70 $18.38 $18.74 $38,970 3.1 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 210 $14.56 $16.08 $33,440 7.5 %
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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 1,720 $18.85 $22.43 $46,640 5.3 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 50 $17.01 $20.43 $42,480 7.7 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 30 $30.66 $36.49 $75,900 14.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 200 $20.18 $25.04 $52,090 6.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 160 $19.60 $20.13 $41,880 2.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 160 $28.17 $30.78 $64,010 8.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $24.30 $27.66 $57,540 17.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $24.23 $25.74 $53,540 2.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 200 $16.69 $16.74 $34,830 3.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) $9.25 $14.21 $29,560 4.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 180 $15.88 $17.90 $37,230 16.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 90 $11.19 $12.38 $25,760 7.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 50 $14.09 $17.21 $35,800 10.0 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,080 $13.16 $14.55 $30,270 4.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 360 $21.07 $20.22 $42,060 4.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 190 $17.56 $17.72 $36,860 5.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $18.85 $19.62 $40,810 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 410 $13.07 $13.39 $27,850 3.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 250 $13.49 $14.73 $30,640 9.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $12.98 $15.08 $31,370 8.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $12.93 $13.73 $28,570 4.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $12.76 $12.84 $26,720 3.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 500 $8.53 $9.00 $18,730 4.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $15.62 $18.18 $37,820 11.2 %
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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 1,860 $26.35 $32.28 $67,150 6.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 980 $34.88 $43.62 $90,730 7.3 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators (8) $14.78 $16.70 $34,730 8.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 680 $16.52 $17.56 $36,510 3.6 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 50 $20.20 $20.40 $42,430 3.1 %
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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 6,600 $18.58 $17.98 $37,390 1.6 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $44,810 1.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $48,850 2.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 220 $14.25 $15.47 $32,190 8.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $9.12 $10.58 $22,000 7.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 190 (4) (4) $41,710 1.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,190 (4) (4) $41,220 1.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 880 (4) (4) $42,050 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 930 (4) (4) $40,570 1.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $44,140 2.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 410 (4) (4) $41,150 2.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 210 (4) (4) $40,730 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $37,590 1.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 180 (4) (4) $30,880 6.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $20.46 $20.60 $42,840 2.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $10.58 $10.67 $22,190 7.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $24.93 $21.97 $45,710 6.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 870 (4) (4) $21,340 3.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 120 $11.68 $13.54 $28,160 2.0 %
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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 1,230 $15.75 $17.21 $35,790 5.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.06 $9.48 $19,720 7.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $18.50 $17.95 $37,340 5.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $18.93 $17.91 $37,250 6.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $34,690 2.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 300 $17.92 $21.48 $44,680 14.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $10.71 $10.59 $22,030 5.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $10.34 $11.95 $24,850 17.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $9.60 $11.61 $24,140 6.2 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 8,530 $22.22 $27.08 $56,330 3.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 (5) $91.21 $189,720 12.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $21.73 $22.87 $47,560 2.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 380 $53.62 $51.95 $108,050 1.5 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 30 (5) $95.33 $198,290 14.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 (5) $78.14 $162,530 12.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons 50 (5) $95.91 $199,500 12.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 380 $68.04 $62.73 $130,480 15.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $35.89 $37.71 $78,430 3.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,490 $24.31 $25.92 $53,910 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $32.17 $33.84 $70,390 5.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $34.58 $37.34 $77,660 6.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $19.75 $19.99 $41,590 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 150 $20.89 $22.51 $46,830 3.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $27.50 $28.67 $59,640 7.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 250 $21.86 $22.11 $45,990 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $15.37 $15.60 $32,440 5.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 170 $23.91 $24.09 $50,100 4.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 70 $20.91 $21.16 $44,010 6.4 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 60 $23.88 $24.45 $50,850 2.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 360 $17.92 $18.26 $37,980 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $11.05 $12.28 $25,540 5.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $10.36 $10.53 $21,890 1.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 180 $14.13 $14.66 $30,500 2.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $9.60 $9.23 $19,190 10.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 740 $14.65 $15.04 $31,280 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 $11.44 $12.05 $25,070 3.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 120 $26.01 $27.38 $56,950 4.9 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $26.16 $23.56 $49,010 9.7 %
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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 4,020 $9.30 $9.92 $20,630 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 700 $7.40 $7.70 $16,010 4.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,180 $9.08 $9.37 $19,500 1.7 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 230 $7.95 $8.30 $17,270 3.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $16.38 $15.47 $32,170 7.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 370 $11.28 $11.45 $23,820 3.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 660 $10.55 $11.14 $23,180 3.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 150 $11.45 $12.05 $25,070 2.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 180 $7.61 $8.05 $16,750 4.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $8.47 $8.43 $17,530 3.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 300 $10.45 $10.91 $22,680 2.4 %
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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 3,150 $11.98 $13.76 $28,630 4.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $27.13 $28.69 $59,680 6.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $14.11 $16.45 $34,210 6.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $18.51 $24.23 $50,400 19.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 580 $18.06 $18.02 $37,480 2.0 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $9.55 $11.19 $23,280 5.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,540 $8.13 $9.62 $20,010 3.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $6.69 $6.83 $14,210 5.4 %
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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 11,060 $7.20 $8.01 $16,650 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $23.20 $21.81 $45,360 5.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $11.23 $12.30 $25,570 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 410 $6.75 $6.74 $14,030 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 760 $9.01 $9.11 $18,960 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 850 $8.50 $8.65 $17,990 1.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 50 $8.27 $8.54 $17,750 6.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 680 $7.57 $8.48 $17,640 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $7.68 $8.57 $17,830 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,970 $6.86 $6.98 $14,510 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 250 $6.92 $7.07 $14,710 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,020 $7.12 $7.78 $16,190 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 240 $7.03 $7.46 $15,520 6.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $7.24 $7.37 $15,320 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $7.32 $7.55 $15,700 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $7.00 $7.30 $15,190 2.6 %
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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 4,450 $7.95 $8.89 $18,490 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $10.37 $11.58 $24,090 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $17.53 $17.68 $36,780 5.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,490 $7.62 $8.77 $18,250 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,000 $7.95 $8.15 $16,960 1.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 580 $7.97 $8.45 $17,580 4.2 %
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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 2,790 $8.00 $9.57 $19,910 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $18.77 $20.06 $41,730 8.2 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 60 $14.03 $13.70 $28,490 12.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $9.20 $12.14 $25,260 22.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $6.67 $6.65 $13,830 6.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $6.91 $7.59 $15,790 5.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $9.29 $9.33 $19,410 7.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 390 $11.04 $11.51 $23,930 8.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $7.11 $7.68 $15,970 7.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,070 $7.71 $7.70 $16,010 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 $11.19 $11.74 $24,420 2.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 110 $8.35 $9.82 $20,430 4.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 30 $11.02 $11.95 $24,850 12.8 %
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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 15,240 $9.60 $13.94 $28,990 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,040 $14.41 $16.75 $34,850 4.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 250 $26.55 $26.81 $55,770 5.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,110 $7.00 $7.43 $15,450 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 470 $9.43 $10.87 $22,620 6.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 $13.00 $13.19 $27,440 3.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,690 $8.95 $10.95 $22,780 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $15.32 $20.06 $41,730 13.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 500 $18.36 $21.96 $45,680 13.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 520 $25.67 $24.49 $50,940 5.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 200 $29.42 $29.71 $61,790 11.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,490 $19.34 $23.39 $48,650 6.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $8.91 $10.42 $21,680 9.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 260 $16.11 $20.21 $42,030 10.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $42.78 $38.46 $79,990 10.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 890 $19.30 $16.08 $33,440 10.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $15.48 $19.22 $39,970 18.7 %
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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 27,610 $11.98 $13.17 $27,380 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,420 $18.38 $20.68 $43,010 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 180 $8.67 $9.10 $18,930 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 320 $11.81 $12.21 $25,400 1.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 740 $12.80 $12.78 $26,580 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,290 $12.84 $13.39 $27,840 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $13.44 $14.22 $29,570 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $14.55 $14.59 $30,340 3.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 550 $9.24 $9.58 $19,920 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 120 $12.40 $12.25 $25,480 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,980 $10.79 $12.09 $25,150 5.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 240 $13.04 $13.25 $27,570 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 190 $9.59 $10.23 $21,280 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $7.78 $8.21 $17,080 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 220 $10.29 $10.44 $21,720 2.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $7.95 $9.07 $18,860 3.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $12.22 $12.46 $25,920 3.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 200 $12.55 $12.73 $26,480 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $15.95 $16.40 $34,110 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,120 $9.81 $10.24 $21,300 2.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $11.21 $13.16 $27,380 8.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 $15.79 $15.96 $33,200 4.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $11.50 $13.30 $27,660 20.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 140 $9.11 $9.57 $19,890 3.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 160 $9.13 $9.47 $19,700 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $14.71 $14.94 $31,080 5.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $18.13 $17.45 $36,290 12.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $21.30 $20.84 $43,350 3.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $21.44 $21.14 $43,980 2.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 320 $20.48 $18.54 $38,560 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $19.98 $18.97 $39,470 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $12.94 $13.43 $27,930 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $15.37 $15.65 $32,560 7.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,330 $16.03 $16.37 $34,050 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 550 $16.03 $15.94 $33,160 3.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 330 $11.82 $12.13 $25,220 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,360 $11.73 $12.31 $25,600 3.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 150 $12.68 $13.84 $28,780 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 750 $13.29 $13.35 $27,770 5.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 560 $12.74 $13.67 $28,430 7.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 230 $9.22 $10.02 $20,850 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,800 $10.55 $11.47 $23,850 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 180 $9.07 $10.30 $21,420 5.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 100 $14.09 $14.71 $30,590 7.4 %
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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 100 $12.53 $12.99 $27,020 5.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $11.16 $11.23 $23,350 7.7 %
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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 12,040 $19.66 $20.51 $42,660 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 880 $34.27 $33.06 $68,760 2.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 180 $22.85 $21.87 $45,490 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,330 $15.92 $17.81 $37,050 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $26.53 $24.26 $50,470 6.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,330 $13.62 $16.00 $33,280 4.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $34.74 $32.76 $68,140 6.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,990 $17.84 $18.75 $39,000 5.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $21.11 $19.68 $40,930 9.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,080 $25.88 $25.23 $52,480 3.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 290 $18.08 $17.52 $36,450 6.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 790 $26.16 $24.26 $50,460 5.5 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 30 $16.72 $17.54 $36,480 9.0 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (8) $26.03 $26.55 $55,220 4.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 170 $11.43 $12.90 $26,840 14.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $12.39 $15.16 $31,520 11.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 120 $25.28 $22.99 $47,820 7.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $19.40 $16.55 $34,430 21.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $13.14 $13.17 $27,390 12.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $15.88 $15.26 $31,750 14.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $18.45 $19.50 $40,560 18.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $18.55 $19.41 $40,370 4.3 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $16.93 $17.44 $36,280 7.6 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 150 $19.72 $18.06 $37,570 8.1 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 100 $19.99 $19.75 $41,070 14.5 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 460 $21.34 $21.20 $44,090 1.6 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 420 $18.84 $18.78 $39,070 3.7 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 410 $21.53 $21.72 $45,180 1.7 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (8) $15.49 $14.22 $29,570 18.0 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 800 $19.13 $18.50 $38,470 2.7 %
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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 7,910 $16.23 $17.97 $37,370 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 670 $30.56 $29.29 $60,910 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 290 $18.20 $17.69 $36,790 6.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 320 $21.67 $22.24 $46,250 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 240 $16.97 $18.60 $38,700 11.7 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (8) $26.99 $27.12 $56,420 4.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 130 $13.70 $13.82 $28,740 3.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $12.94 $13.87 $28,840 11.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $15.55 $17.43 $36,250 9.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $12.21 $14.24 $29,630 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 410 $14.18 $14.93 $31,060 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 730 $19.85 $19.12 $39,770 2.8 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 40 $9.15 $11.38 $23,660 17.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 280 $8.58 $9.99 $20,780 14.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 120 $23.92 $21.46 $44,640 8.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 570 $14.84 $17.09 $35,540 6.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 660 $22.57 $21.73 $45,190 9.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,490 $12.94 $14.85 $30,890 4.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $19.67 $17.33 $36,040 8.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 150 $25.41 $24.78 $51,530 5.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $20.65 $21.30 $44,310 7.8 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 40 $13.25 $14.60 $30,370 8.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 110 $10.19 $11.10 $23,090 11.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $8.68 $11.15 $23,180 8.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 240 $14.60 $17.29 $35,960 9.3 %
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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 6,240 $15.94 $18.03 $37,500 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 $27.07 $27.52 $57,240 3.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 190 $13.74 $13.87 $28,850 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 690 $21.75 $20.55 $42,740 6.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $9.24 $9.26 $19,260 2.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $8.38 $8.48 $17,650 5.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $9.84 $10.89 $22,640 4.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $13.59 $13.09 $27,220 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 440 $20.75 $19.79 $41,170 5.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 670 $15.35 $18.82 $39,140 8.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $11.25 $12.17 $25,320 4.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.05 $8.21 $17,080 3.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $8.60 $8.88 $18,480 5.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $8.98 $9.28 $19,300 7.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 350 $13.04 $14.95 $31,100 8.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (8) $26.98 $28.50 $59,280 9.7 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 60 $21.70 $20.92 $43,510 10.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 140 $20.33 $20.31 $42,250 8.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.28 $15.70 $32,650 13.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.29 $13.16 $27,370 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 350 $15.68 $15.65 $32,560 6.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 80 $11.53 $12.75 $26,520 7.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $15.81 $14.33 $29,800 8.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $7.79 $8.34 $17,340 10.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $8.39 $8.30 $17,260 1.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 280 $10.72 $11.82 $24,580 6.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 70 $8.59 $10.25 $21,320 6.0 %
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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 12,440 $12.12 $14.34 $29,830 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $16.87 $20.99 $43,670 7.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 360 $22.71 $26.46 $55,040 7.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 510 $10.76 $10.66 $22,180 2.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 630 $10.74 $12.51 $26,010 8.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,730 $13.15 $15.30 $31,830 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,300 $11.03 $11.82 $24,590 4.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $8.34 $10.08 $20,960 11.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 60 $6.88 $7.12 $14,810 8.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 70 $8.14 $8.24 $17,140 3.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 140 $20.76 $20.30 $42,220 4.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $14.89 $16.24 $33,780 10.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 370 $21.20 $20.01 $41,610 2.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 500 $16.50 $16.63 $34,590 6.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $7.44 $7.91 $16,450 3.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,140 $9.49 $11.29 $23,490 4.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 220 $7.32 $8.78 $18,270 5.0 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators (8) $10.92 $14.42 $29,990 22.0 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (8) $26.87 $24.07 $50,070 19.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $9.55 $9.78 $20,350 3.7 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 260 $20.43 $20.26 $42,150 1.7 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 80 $16.91 $17.04 $35,440 4.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $13.08 $11.86 $24,670 3.7 %

About May 2007 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.

(c) Corrected on February 12, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2009

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