Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 134,530 $12.55 $15.13 $31,480 1.5 %
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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 6,240 $28.06 $31.41 $65,330 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 560 $45.58 $50.06 $104,130 3.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,950 $32.49 $35.99 $74,870 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 320 (4) (4) $22,100 15.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $31.53 $36.26 $75,430 7.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 230 $31.87 $34.54 $71,830 3.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 200 $23.02 $23.77 $49,450 5.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 $29.60 $32.42 $67,440 10.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 390 $29.02 $30.58 $63,610 3.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 $27.67 $32.87 $68,370 6.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 $19.01 $24.32 $50,580 20.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $37.43 $38.93 $80,970 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 260 $28.12 $30.01 $62,410 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 $26.88 $29.43 $61,210 3.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $25.48 $26.51 $55,140 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $20.68 $21.47 $44,660 8.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $9.19 $14.17 $29,480 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $61,800 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $26.62 $31.83 $66,210 14.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 180 $38.68 $39.46 $82,080 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 280 $16.17 $16.67 $34,680 3.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 80 $18.63 $19.72 $41,010 14.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $25.80 $27.20 $56,580 7.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $28.83 $28.62 $59,520 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $17.37 $18.79 $39,090 8.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 190 $14.50 $17.94 $37,320 5.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 $24.72 $27.45 $57,100 5.6 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,490 $23.68 $24.99 $51,970 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $17.17 $26.62 $55,370 24.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $21.46 $23.25 $48,360 4.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $29.13 $28.46 $59,200 2.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $19.06 $19.88 $41,350 5.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $21.90 $24.43 $50,820 5.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $15.35 $16.94 $35,240 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $18.93 $19.57 $40,710 3.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $33.22 $33.91 $70,530 5.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $28.03 $29.43 $61,210 5.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 240 $22.82 $24.82 $51,630 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 370 $23.21 $24.64 $51,250 2.5 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 30 $21.41 $26.92 $56,000 11.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 390 $27.84 $27.92 $58,080 4.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $17.06 $17.96 $37,350 3.1 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $8.77 $9.31 $19,370 15.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $19.64 $23.69 $49,270 10.1 %
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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 1,220 $24.65 $27.63 $57,470 5.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 240 $35.11 $37.03 $77,020 9.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $28.67 $30.66 $63,770 2.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $24.01 $27.43 $57,050 11.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 310 $16.16 $17.51 $36,420 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 310 $29.84 $28.74 $59,780 8.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $25.52 $26.34 $54,780 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $19.55 $25.58 $53,210 23.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $32.70 $33.39 $69,450 7.7 %
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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 1,570 $27.89 $29.26 $60,850 3.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $18.60 $19.69 $40,960 13.8 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 40 $42.59 $41.57 $86,470 6.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $23.00 $29.21 $60,760 13.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $33.36 $33.98 $70,670 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 330 $24.22 $27.66 $57,540 6.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 70 $34.98 $36.50 $75,930 9.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $17.31 $19.70 $40,980 23.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $22.69 $23.80 $49,510 3.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 120 $25.47 $25.19 $52,400 8.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $13.71 $14.21 $29,550 6.2 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 250 $22.02 $24.07 $50,070 4.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $17.84 $19.15 $39,830 10.1 %
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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 1,870 $12.16 $13.86 $28,830 5.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 510 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $11.38 $11.69 $24,310 3.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $9.34 $9.64 $20,050 4.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $16.71 $15.71 $32,670 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $10.39 $11.01 $22,900 5.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $10.57 $10.58 $22,020 13.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $15.17 $15.50 $32,230 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $11.93 $12.06 $25,090 3.8 %
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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 240 $20.99 $21.25 $44,200 3.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 $26.38 $26.39 $54,890 8.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $11.48 $11.84 $24,630 4.7 %
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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 8,940 $18.12 $17.46 $36,320 2.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $17.61 $16.41 $34,130 12.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 360 $9.32 $12.27 $25,510 22.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 270 (4) (4) $41,140 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,200 (4) (4) $41,600 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 690 (4) (4) $40,290 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 980 (4) (4) $42,800 2.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 280 (4) (4) $45,990 4.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 320 (4) (4) $42,880 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $41,830 2.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $42,990 2.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 70 $16.05 $16.74 $34,810 5.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 210 $10.84 $12.06 $25,080 4.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 190 (4) (4) $33,880 17.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 210 $20.65 $19.81 $41,200 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $7.98 $8.33 $17,320 5.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $25.91 $24.14 $50,210 5.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,610 (4) (4) $16,460 4.0 %
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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 630 $12.50 $14.57 $30,300 6.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $10.11 $9.68 $20,130 8.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $14.65 $14.75 $30,680 4.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $10.88 $11.53 $23,980 12.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $30.92 $30.01 $62,420 12.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $26,240 15.7 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers (8) $8.17 $8.58 $17,840 8.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $14.00 $14.85 $30,880 10.2 %
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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 7,190 $20.65 $24.67 $51,300 2.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $66.37 $81.40 $169,310 19.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $23.27 $23.19 $48,240 3.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $50.79 $46.77 $97,280 7.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 $63.05 $66.96 $139,280 19.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $44.19 $58.60 $121,890 21.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $36.56 $36.68 $76,300 5.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,500 $24.32 $25.99 $54,050 3.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $37.33 $37.88 $78,780 5.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $36.80 $35.71 $74,270 3.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 110 $20.35 $21.62 $44,960 4.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $22.33 $24.57 $51,110 5.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $36.07 $36.65 $76,230 5.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $22.59 $23.11 $48,070 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $14.40 $14.74 $30,660 5.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $27.72 $29.90 $62,190 11.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $28.72 $29.19 $60,720 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 250 $19.80 $19.80 $41,180 5.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 380 $13.37 $14.48 $30,120 6.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $12.86 $12.60 $26,200 3.3 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $17.68 $17.93 $37,290 3.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $15.28 $15.21 $31,630 2.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $13.05 $12.86 $26,740 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,410 $14.96 $14.74 $30,650 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $10.88 $12.22 $25,420 4.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $13.36 $14.16 $29,450 4.5 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 30 $26.98 $24.58 $51,130 4.6 %
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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 3,220 $9.83 $10.32 $21,460 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (8) $9.04 $9.11 $18,940 3.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,710 $9.23 $9.27 $19,290 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $22.73 $24.21 $50,370 12.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.39 $11.84 $24,630 8.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $13.47 $13.48 $28,050 7.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 350 $10.36 $10.73 $22,310 6.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $13.69 $13.13 $27,320 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $9.03 $9.12 $18,970 4.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $12.09 $12.18 $25,330 4.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $11.66 $11.84 $24,620 2.8 %
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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 2,590 $12.74 $13.87 $28,840 2.5 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 $17.37 $18.25 $37,970 1.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $19.19 $20.63 $42,920 3.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 350 $14.86 $15.35 $31,940 5.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 390 $11.40 $12.11 $25,190 2.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (8) $18.10 $19.77 $41,120 1.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 780 $14.29 $14.67 $30,510 1.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 500 $10.34 $10.51 $21,850 3.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 120 $7.45 $7.52 $15,640 2.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $12.36 $12.65 $26,310 2.9 %
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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 11,410 $7.25 $7.74 $16,110 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $11.74 $12.77 $26,550 6.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 980 $11.82 $11.85 $24,650 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,000 $7.29 $7.24 $15,050 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,960 $7.98 $7.85 $16,330 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 750 $7.48 $8.23 $17,120 6.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 440 $7.06 $7.15 $14,870 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 540 $8.14 $8.25 $17,160 1.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 $6.83 $6.99 $14,530 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,740 $6.80 $6.98 $14,520 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 130 $7.42 $7.60 $15,800 6.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,910 $6.54 $6.75 $14,050 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 30 $8.33 $8.53 $17,740 4.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $6.95 $7.25 $15,090 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 280 $7.37 $7.35 $15,290 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $6.91 $7.08 $14,730 2.7 %
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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 3,390 $8.67 $9.49 $19,730 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $12.33 $14.14 $29,400 7.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $10.65 $11.82 $24,590 7.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,680 $8.40 $9.08 $18,890 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $7.52 $7.62 $15,850 2.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $15.87 $15.70 $32,650 5.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 510 $9.72 $10.12 $21,050 3.3 %
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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 1,350 $8.19 $9.05 $18,820 3.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $8.84 $10.37 $21,560 5.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 90 $9.25 $9.86 $20,500 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $8.66 $10.84 $22,540 12.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 380 $6.61 $6.74 $14,010 4.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $9.45 $9.86 $20,510 3.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $9.99 $10.95 $22,770 8.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $8.71 $9.57 $19,890 5.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $8.34 $8.55 $17,780 6.5 %
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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 11,990 $8.70 $11.85 $24,650 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,510 $14.32 $16.13 $33,550 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $28.32 $33.65 $69,990 7.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,560 $7.12 $7.33 $15,250 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $7.09 $8.57 $17,820 8.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $12.82 $13.63 $28,350 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,580 $8.74 $10.01 $20,820 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $15.44 $22.13 $46,040 14.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $16.81 $22.41 $46,610 16.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $17.29 $17.56 $36,530 8.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 290 $22.23 $26.92 $55,990 9.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 540 $20.59 $24.42 $50,780 5.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 $13.96 $16.31 $33,920 12.5 %
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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 18,460 $11.80 $12.81 $26,640 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,110 $16.10 $17.53 $36,470 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 $9.91 $10.13 $21,060 3.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $11.51 $12.53 $26,070 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 490 $13.04 $13.22 $27,500 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,260 $12.73 $13.14 $27,320 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $14.25 $14.42 $30,000 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.29 $14.49 $30,140 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,050 $10.61 $10.68 $22,220 2.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $16.28 $17.08 $35,520 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,200 $13.10 $14.50 $30,160 3.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 150 $14.49 $14.76 $30,700 1.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $8.40 $8.54 $17,750 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $6.95 $7.00 $14,560 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $10.27 $10.94 $22,760 4.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $14.11 $14.14 $29,410 2.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $14.45 $14.76 $30,690 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 360 $13.22 $13.19 $27,440 2.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 160 $13.55 $14.21 $29,570 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 750 $10.05 $10.12 $21,060 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 170 $10.61 $12.07 $25,100 1.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 290 $11.94 $12.61 $26,220 5.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $13.91 $14.45 $30,060 4.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 120 $13.03 $14.49 $30,130 6.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $21.40 $20.96 $43,610 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 470 $20.80 $21.29 $44,280 0.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $16.89 $16.34 $33,990 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $17.18 $18.14 $37,730 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 620 $11.39 $11.94 $24,840 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,670 $8.63 $9.45 $19,660 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $14.52 $15.48 $32,200 7.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,130 $14.40 $15.16 $31,530 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 $11.67 $12.00 $24,950 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,790 $10.50 $10.69 $22,230 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 $13.48 $15.13 $31,480 6.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 300 $11.00 $11.38 $23,670 3.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) $13.73 $13.81 $28,730 3.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $10.72 $10.76 $22,380 4.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,240 $10.94 $11.47 $23,850 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $13.53 $13.42 $27,920 3.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $14.63 $15.14 $31,500 2.5 %
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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 340 $13.87 $15.91 $33,090 11.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 30 $19.72 $19.42 $40,400 2.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $23.76 $20.45 $42,540 9.9 %
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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 5,480 $13.47 $15.08 $31,360 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 370 $19.57 $20.64 $42,930 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $17.25 $17.05 $35,470 10.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 670 $13.51 $14.48 $30,120 4.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 310 $13.70 $13.62 $28,320 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 980 $11.51 $11.75 $24,440 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $14.47 $14.98 $31,150 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 460 $14.75 $16.37 $34,040 5.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 600 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $13.48 $13.31 $27,690 7.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 210 $12.14 $12.65 $26,300 2.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 $12.88 $13.80 $28,700 8.1 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 50 $16.68 $19.36 $40,280 13.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $11.36 $12.06 $25,090 6.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $11.99 $16.13 $33,550 11.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 90 $14.69 $16.41 $34,130 11.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $10.61 $10.66 $22,180 3.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $12.51 $12.17 $25,300 5.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $19.13 $19.91 $41,420 7.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 240 $9.81 $10.36 $21,540 2.0 %
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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 5,670 $16.39 $17.70 $36,820 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 530 $20.00 $21.71 $45,160 3.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $14.45 $16.10 $33,480 10.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $26.51 $23.86 $49,630 6.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $23.60 $23.88 $49,660 4.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) $22.59 $23.77 $49,450 13.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $18.69 $18.51 $38,500 6.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $14.00 $14.69 $30,560 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $16.07 $16.51 $34,340 3.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 120 $12.29 $12.65 $26,320 5.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $14.27 $14.96 $31,120 4.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $8.67 $10.13 $21,080 14.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $11.20 $11.74 $24,410 5.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 570 $17.74 $18.59 $38,680 3.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,720 $15.75 $17.70 $36,810 4.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 150 $12.93 $13.32 $27,700 3.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 120 $20.25 $19.86 $41,310 4.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 250 $25.49 $24.76 $51,510 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $22.15 $21.62 $44,970 8.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $9.08 $10.54 $21,920 4.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $18.76 $18.54 $38,550 12.9 %
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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 27,310 $12.84 $14.01 $29,140 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,490 $19.18 $21.23 $44,150 3.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 340 $9.30 $9.93 $20,650 2.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 190 $13.00 $12.55 $26,100 4.3 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $10.63 $10.32 $21,480 5.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 6,740 $12.65 $12.16 $25,300 2.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 720 $11.35 $12.15 $25,260 5.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $9.39 $9.39 $19,530 8.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $10.69 $11.03 $22,930 3.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $6.92 $8.42 $17,510 5.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $11.20 $12.08 $25,140 4.4 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.54 $11.60 $24,120 4.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 990 $14.00 $13.70 $28,500 4.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $12.29 $12.19 $25,350 2.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $16.65 $15.09 $31,390 6.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 2,070 $27.03 $25.22 $52,460 5.9 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 70 $13.90 $14.01 $29,140 4.7 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 60 $13.48 $13.10 $27,250 4.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 560 $11.03 $12.25 $25,480 8.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $17.59 $16.51 $34,340 11.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 260 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 700 $13.95 $13.97 $29,050 3.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $15.11 $14.61 $30,380 4.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 50 $11.36 $11.99 $24,930 2.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 100 $12.45 $12.08 $25,120 8.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 110 $11.34 $12.90 $26,820 4.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 1,790 $10.28 $10.87 $22,610 4.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $8.44 $8.30 $17,260 2.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 620 $9.63 $9.82 $20,420 3.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $11.65 $13.39 $27,860 12.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 170 $10.63 $11.09 $23,060 5.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 220 $9.66 $10.10 $21,020 8.0 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 120 $28.60 $28.63 $59,540 5.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 380 $12.66 $13.54 $28,170 8.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $11.96 $12.13 $25,240 5.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.56 $12.46 $25,910 2.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 60 $15.91 $14.48 $30,110 9.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $14.54 $14.23 $29,590 3.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $11.48 $11.95 $24,860 3.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 120 $10.07 $10.10 $21,020 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 920 $13.40 $14.01 $29,150 2.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $12.25 $12.73 $26,470 10.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 60 $13.60 $13.59 $28,260 9.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 540 $10.68 $10.93 $22,730 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $13.77 $13.63 $28,340 3.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 $12.40 $11.65 $24,240 5.7 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $14.97 $14.72 $30,620 3.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $12.97 $13.43 $27,940 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,370 $10.14 $11.55 $24,030 5.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 860 $12.51 $12.51 $26,010 3.4 %
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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 12,680 $12.01 $13.02 $27,080 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 $18.93 $20.01 $41,620 4.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 340 $19.58 $19.90 $41,390 3.3 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 30 $11.96 $11.83 $24,600 3.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 960 $6.78 $7.29 $15,160 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 540 $10.74 $12.67 $26,350 12.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,080 $14.42 $16.14 $33,560 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 770 $11.44 $12.93 $26,900 5.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.58 $8.79 $18,290 6.8 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 30 $13.89 $15.42 $32,070 7.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $14.97 $14.58 $30,330 9.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $11.60 $11.53 $23,980 4.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,460 $15.43 $14.90 $31,000 1.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $8.72 $9.54 $19,840 5.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,840 $10.25 $11.02 $22,910 2.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 340 $9.75 $11.20 $23,300 4.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,040 $11.37 $11.01 $22,890 4.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 220 $10.35 $10.92 $22,710 4.3 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 130 $13.60 $13.23 $27,520 3.0 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.

(c) Corrected on February 12, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2009

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