Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, LA



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 Lafayette, LA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

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 Lafayette, LA (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 143,340 $13.15 $16.58 $34,490 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 7,300 $32.23 $38.17 $79,390 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 160 (5) $75.51 $157,050 5.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,510 $36.89 $43.63 $90,760 2.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $18,460 10.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $26.67 $30.38 $63,180 8.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $32.42 $36.48 $75,890 5.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 450 $31.47 $36.13 $75,140 3.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $25.01 $25.88 $53,830 11.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 240 $23.58 $23.49 $48,850 5.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $36.09 $36.24 $75,370 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 470 $31.59 $35.17 $73,160 4.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $32.79 $33.70 $70,100 4.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 $19.00 $23.89 $49,680 11.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $27.38 $27.49 $57,180 4.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $34.90 $35.58 $74,000 4.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $29.51 $29.18 $60,680 4.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $32.81 $31.35 $65,200 3.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $28.48 $30.84 $64,150 3.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $42.02 $43.94 $91,400 5.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $19.62 $20.37 $42,370 4.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $32.16 $32.80 $68,230 3.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 140 $19.30 $23.39 $48,660 14.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $20.23 $21.55 $44,830 2.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 500 $29.54 $31.31 $65,120 3.8 %
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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 3,900 $21.13 $22.93 $47,700 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 150 $11.90 $14.02 $29,160 11.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 300 $20.83 $21.46 $44,630 3.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $29.84 $29.48 $61,320 6.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 300 $19.98 $20.73 $43,130 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $23.72 $25.40 $52,840 5.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 170 $15.80 $18.84 $39,180 4.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $22.90 $24.44 $50,840 5.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $20.61 $20.35 $42,330 2.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $22.37 $24.11 $50,140 7.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 810 $20.76 $22.89 $47,610 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 840 $24.62 $25.65 $53,350 3.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $14.67 $21.07 $43,820 17.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 80 $27.33 $38.96 $81,030 24.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 300 $20.81 $23.57 $49,030 4.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $17.79 $21.15 $44,000 9.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $9.69 $10.02 $20,840 13.5 %
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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 1,170 $22.31 $23.96 $49,840 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $22.84 $24.00 $49,920 5.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $27.77 $29.78 $61,930 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 480 $19.04 $22.36 $46,510 5.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $25.96 $26.49 $55,110 3.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $22.13 $22.98 $47,810 6.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $27.35 $27.69 $57,590 4.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $21.25 $22.55 $46,910 4.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $20.33 $22.07 $45,910 8.5 %
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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 3,100 $22.61 $24.88 $51,740 3.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $19.99 $24.70 $51,380 12.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 180 $22.08 $23.65 $49,190 13.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $34.41 $37.11 $77,200 7.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 130 $26.18 $27.44 $57,080 5.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 90 $17.14 $18.75 $38,990 7.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) $33.74 $32.85 $68,320 7.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 390 $31.57 $32.94 $68,510 4.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 180 $46.61 $46.43 $96,580 7.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 300 $21.06 $21.81 $45,360 4.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $16.40 $18.68 $38,860 4.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $18.95 $19.72 $41,010 2.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 170 $18.11 $18.39 $38,260 6.1 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 190 $18.81 $19.88 $41,360 5.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $18.06 $18.51 $38,490 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 270 $24.72 $22.99 $47,810 4.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $15.83 $16.69 $34,720 3.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $15.02 $17.06 $35,480 6.8 %
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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 1,000 $23.27 $32.82 $68,260 16.0 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 50 $36.75 $33.75 $70,200 9.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $22.12 $24.21 $50,360 2.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $66.27 $59.71 $124,200 10.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $16.93 $20.26 $42,150 14.2 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 210 $15.37 $18.75 $38,990 10.2 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 130 $13.55 $13.91 $28,930 4.6 %
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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 1,270 $18.67 $18.90 $39,310 4.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $11.25 $13.16 $27,380 9.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $22.30 $23.16 $48,170 2.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $24.69 $25.62 $53,290 8.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 170 $19.67 $19.58 $40,720 2.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $21.02 $21.84 $45,420 5.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 $20.32 $20.56 $42,760 8.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $15.74 $17.74 $36,910 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $14.88 $15.34 $31,900 2.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 150 $11.88 $12.64 $26,290 8.9 %
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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 1,200 $27.66 $40.24 $83,690 8.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 680 $49.71 $57.23 $119,040 7.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 420 $18.51 $18.38 $38,220 5.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $17.01 $16.11 $33,510 16.5 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,780 $18.13 $16.94 $35,240 3.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $25.14 $25.43 $52,890 2.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 590 $7.82 $7.94 $16,510 3.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $39,700 4.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 560 (4) (4) $42,300 2.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 170 (4) (4) $35,260 7.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 180 $18.80 $19.13 $39,790 2.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 490 (4) (4) $40,650 6.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $21.99 $21.92 $45,600 2.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 200 $20.01 $20.22 $42,050 2.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 830 (4) (4) $15,710 5.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 70 $10.32 $13.05 $27,150 4.5 %
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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 1,020 $14.58 $17.54 $36,480 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.91 $10.47 $21,770 8.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $15.69 $18.30 $38,060 10.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 70 $17.23 $16.82 $34,990 4.5 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other (8) $30.11 $28.74 $59,780 7.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $33,630 24.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $11.65 $13.59 $28,270 10.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $15.20 $16.77 $34,880 9.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $20.85 $22.29 $46,360 5.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 70 $9.67 $9.58 $19,930 4.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $11.48 $12.21 $25,400 5.3 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $6.95 $8.55 $17,790 16.4 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 9,030 $20.19 $26.39 $54,900 5.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $20.48 $21.38 $44,470 3.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 310 $42.97 $42.00 $87,370 7.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 (5) $94.81 $197,200 15.5 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) (5) $94.77 $197,120 15.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 380 (5) $97.57 $202,940 7.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,290 $24.49 $26.46 $55,030 3.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $32.60 $31.84 $66,240 4.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $36.28 $37.38 $77,750 3.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $22.09 $22.10 $45,960 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $24.18 $24.51 $50,990 3.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $32.69 $32.76 $68,150 3.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 230 $20.87 $18.95 $39,420 11.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $15.58 $14.69 $30,550 6.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 $17.44 $17.77 $36,970 3.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $23.18 $23.19 $48,240 4.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $20.52 $21.57 $44,860 5.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 300 $10.79 $10.88 $22,630 2.6 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 70 $19.32 $19.15 $39,830 2.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $15.74 $15.67 $32,600 1.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 150 $10.31 $10.55 $21,940 5.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,180 $15.39 $15.60 $32,450 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $10.10 $12.34 $25,670 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $11.87 $14.04 $29,200 19.5 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 90 $15.63 $15.37 $31,960 5.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 90 $23.75 $25.02 $52,030 4.5 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians (8) $20.21 $20.24 $42,100 5.6 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 90 (4) (4) $42,410 7.5 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 60 $21.39 $21.77 $45,290 5.7 %
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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 4,150 $8.13 $8.90 $18,520 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,310 $7.53 $8.25 $17,160 3.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,720 $7.06 $7.59 $15,790 3.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $13.28 $16.31 $33,920 21.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 120 $8.84 $8.86 $18,420 2.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $17.20 $20.17 $41,960 10.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 290 $12.43 $12.68 $26,380 7.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 200 $10.21 $10.70 $22,250 7.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.40 $12.21 $25,390 6.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 170 $9.59 $10.24 $21,300 5.0 %
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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 2,130 $12.87 $13.85 $28,820 5.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $26.20 $26.90 $55,950 2.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $19.47 $19.62 $40,820 6.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 80 $13.56 $13.95 $29,020 5.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (8) $17.16 $21.52 $44,760 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 $15.45 $15.77 $32,800 3.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 $17.99 $17.81 $37,030 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 650 $8.05 $9.24 $19,230 5.2 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $7.14 $7.90 $16,430 12.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $6.51 $6.69 $13,910 5.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $15.26 $14.85 $30,890 7.8 %
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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 12,070 $7.08 $7.86 $16,340 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 170 $11.63 $13.91 $28,940 5.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 870 $12.74 $12.92 $26,870 2.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 510 $6.64 $6.81 $14,160 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 830 $7.77 $7.76 $16,150 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 870 $8.84 $9.06 $18,850 1.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 290 $7.93 $8.39 $17,460 6.0 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 40 $10.93 $11.12 $23,130 2.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,200 $6.73 $6.95 $14,460 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 470 $6.96 $7.93 $16,490 4.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,000 $6.61 $6.75 $14,030 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 630 $6.74 $6.99 $14,540 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,520 $6.75 $7.23 $15,030 2.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.24 $8.73 $18,170 6.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 440 $6.68 $6.92 $14,390 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 580 $6.86 $7.07 $14,710 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 410 $7.18 $7.28 $15,150 2.1 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,270 $7.80 $8.80 $18,300 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $10.60 $11.38 $23,680 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $18.31 $20.47 $42,580 7.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,650 $7.90 $8.42 $17,520 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $6.84 $7.00 $14,560 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $15.77 $15.81 $32,890 11.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 450 $9.10 $10.14 $21,080 4.9 %
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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 2,550 $8.06 $8.99 $18,690 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $12.49 $12.42 $25,840 8.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $7.34 $7.67 $15,960 3.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $6.61 $6.83 $14,200 7.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $6.86 $7.42 $15,440 8.4 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 90 $10.33 $10.11 $21,030 2.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 360 $8.84 $9.23 $19,200 7.5 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 70 $6.88 $8.49 $17,650 11.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 50 $7.31 $9.79 $20,360 22.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 350 $6.96 $7.36 $15,320 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 720 $8.14 $7.80 $16,220 4.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $19.83 $17.69 $36,800 7.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $9.97 $10.58 $22,000 4.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 60 $6.53 $6.65 $13,820 7.8 %
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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 15,350 $10.48 $15.31 $31,840 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,440 $14.28 $16.59 $34,510 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 310 $27.77 $32.90 $68,430 10.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,750 $6.90 $7.23 $15,040 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 580 $10.49 $11.83 $24,600 7.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $16.72 $17.16 $35,690 4.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,280 $9.72 $12.62 $26,250 4.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $19.18 $21.82 $45,380 5.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 390 $17.13 $22.62 $47,050 17.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 130 $29.62 $35.44 $73,720 8.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $21.71 $25.37 $52,770 7.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 450 $30.48 $41.97 $87,300 22.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,040 $21.92 $26.06 $54,210 4.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 80 $10.32 $14.13 $29,390 11.3 %
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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 25,390 $11.68 $12.77 $26,560 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,760 $18.06 $19.39 $40,330 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 470 $9.40 $9.58 $19,930 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $12.33 $12.89 $26,810 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 520 $12.91 $12.70 $26,420 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,070 $13.45 $13.76 $28,610 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 260 $13.60 $14.59 $30,340 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 880 $9.57 $9.71 $20,200 1.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,310 $11.64 $12.07 $25,100 2.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $16.27 $16.84 $35,020 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 230 $7.68 $8.22 $17,100 4.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $7.54 $7.93 $16,500 5.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $11.62 $11.61 $24,140 4.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $12.04 $12.04 $25,040 5.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $12.58 $12.55 $26,100 5.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $11.91 $12.33 $25,640 5.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $13.84 $13.96 $29,040 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,630 $8.90 $9.38 $19,510 2.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 $12.77 $12.61 $26,230 8.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 200 $13.15 $13.61 $28,310 3.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 140 $8.32 $8.64 $17,960 6.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $10.92 $10.96 $22,790 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (8) $18.63 $17.96 $37,370 2.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $10.17 $11.38 $23,670 2.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $21.83 $21.59 $44,900 4.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 250 $21.52 $21.43 $44,580 2.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 210 $20.79 $19.83 $41,240 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $18.80 $19.90 $41,400 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 670 $12.51 $13.02 $27,080 3.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,390 $8.83 $9.88 $20,560 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $12.62 $12.23 $25,440 10.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,470 $14.98 $15.54 $32,320 1.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 470 $15.01 $15.54 $32,320 3.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $9.42 $9.98 $20,750 9.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,120 $11.19 $11.57 $24,060 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 170 $11.30 $12.49 $25,970 5.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 290 $10.41 $11.06 $23,010 4.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 460 $10.31 $10.15 $21,120 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,400 $9.25 $10.04 $20,890 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $13.89 $14.85 $30,880 4.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $12.43 $12.77 $26,570 5.5 %
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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 230 $8.33 $9.67 $20,110 11.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 100 $7.89 $7.74 $16,090 6.4 %
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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 9,180 $15.33 $17.37 $36,130 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 780 $25.90 $27.40 $56,990 4.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 540 $13.87 $14.28 $29,710 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $13.17 $13.21 $27,470 5.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 570 $11.25 $11.66 $24,240 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 380 $15.33 $16.18 $33,660 5.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $18.22 $19.29 $40,110 4.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 700 $15.01 $15.98 $33,240 3.6 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 30 $14.03 $16.20 $33,690 11.4 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) $13.38 $14.28 $29,710 4.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 370 $14.69 $14.73 $30,630 4.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 370 $19.54 $19.10 $39,730 3.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 30 $14.35 $14.61 $30,400 6.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 200 $17.36 $16.71 $34,750 7.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 110 $10.78 $10.58 $22,000 4.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 130 $10.33 $9.92 $20,640 3.8 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $9.62 $9.80 $20,370 12.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (8) $21.89 $21.64 $45,020 7.0 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $11.54 $14.26 $29,660 26.0 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 290 $23.89 $22.21 $46,190 5.8 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 1,520 $14.93 $16.63 $34,590 3.8 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 140 $18.17 $18.36 $38,180 10.1 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 600 $13.06 $14.33 $29,810 7.3 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 210 $13.22 $14.48 $30,130 5.0 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other (8) $26.75 $25.99 $54,050 9.9 %
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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 9,100 $15.99 $17.10 $35,560 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 740 $23.84 $25.37 $52,770 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $14.82 $14.54 $30,230 9.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $24.79 $23.25 $48,360 9.0 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 130 $19.98 $19.95 $41,500 6.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 $16.29 $15.94 $33,160 4.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 390 $26.35 $26.68 $55,500 3.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $16.96 $18.69 $38,880 4.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 770 $15.65 $17.72 $36,860 6.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $17.26 $16.93 $35,220 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 410 $16.77 $17.20 $35,770 2.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 210 $8.90 $9.50 $19,760 9.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $23.91 $22.94 $47,710 12.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $12.62 $13.22 $27,500 3.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $11.16 $11.85 $24,660 11.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,200 $15.91 $16.21 $33,710 2.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,240 $14.29 $15.54 $32,320 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 350 $14.15 $15.54 $32,330 7.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $23.14 $20.77 $43,190 10.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 280 $15.70 $14.39 $29,940 9.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 140 $13.86 $14.10 $29,330 8.2 %
49-9096 Riggers (8) $17.02 $18.08 $37,610 8.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 430 $9.18 $10.13 $21,060 5.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 270 $16.06 $17.49 $36,380 4.4 %
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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 11,030 $13.74 $15.48 $32,200 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,020 $23.16 $24.77 $51,510 3.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 350 $11.12 $11.99 $24,930 5.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 90 $12.98 $13.57 $28,230 5.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $10.64 $10.45 $21,740 2.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 240 $11.00 $11.21 $23,310 4.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $8.67 $9.19 $19,120 3.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 140 $11.32 $10.49 $21,820 12.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $8.35 $8.56 $17,810 4.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $18.30 $18.24 $37,940 4.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $16.28 $16.41 $34,140 4.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.82 $12.84 $26,710 5.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $16.34 $15.93 $33,130 12.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,290 $17.41 $17.39 $36,180 2.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.04 $10.12 $21,050 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,240 $17.16 $17.97 $37,380 3.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $11.38 $12.01 $24,980 3.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $10.55 $11.57 $24,060 9.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $6.83 $7.02 $14,600 4.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $7.88 $7.66 $15,930 8.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $8.05 $8.15 $16,950 6.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $11.62 $11.69 $24,310 4.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 160 $13.08 $13.22 $27,490 4.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 410 $21.06 $21.19 $44,080 7.6 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) $11.91 $14.29 $29,720 6.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.44 $13.28 $27,630 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,630 $14.16 $17.36 $36,110 11.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $13.56 $13.28 $27,630 9.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $9.16 $9.67 $20,120 4.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.58 $11.25 $23,400 2.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (8) $11.17 $11.26 $23,430 2.8 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 40 $10.40 $9.76 $20,310 19.7 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 200 $11.15 $11.61 $24,160 10.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 480 $9.26 $9.74 $20,260 7.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 600 $11.61 $12.78 $26,590 6.7 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 14,130 $11.42 $13.06 $27,170 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 270 $16.98 $18.33 $38,130 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 270 $22.74 $23.03 $47,890 2.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $68,590 2.8 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 110 $8.99 $9.11 $18,940 8.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 660 $7.79 $7.78 $16,190 4.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 410 $10.85 $11.58 $24,090 7.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,900 $13.91 $14.89 $30,980 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) $10.16 $10.96 $22,790 4.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 330 $15.85 $13.60 $28,280 9.0 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (8) $17.59 $17.70 $36,820 3.7 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 60 $26.43 $33.09 $68,820 6.6 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (8) $18.98 $23.75 $49,410 4.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) $6.81 $7.56 $15,730 5.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $10.08 $9.73 $20,230 4.4 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $21.68 $21.39 $44,500 3.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 640 $14.45 $14.59 $30,340 3.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 390 $11.48 $12.31 $25,600 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 540 $6.99 $7.25 $15,070 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,050 $9.53 $9.60 $19,980 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 90 $6.70 $7.01 $14,580 7.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 460 $7.01 $8.24 $17,130 7.0 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 80 $14.83 $17.98 $37,400 29.3 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 1,990 $17.38 $17.11 $35,580 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $8.03 $8.61 $17,910 12.1 %

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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