Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC



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 Wilmington, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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 Wilmington, NC (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 141,780 $13.05 $16.32 $33,950 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 5,630 $35.39 $41.52 $86,350 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 (5) $81.08 $168,640 9.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,270 $41.68 $47.95 $99,730 3.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $34.97 $35.83 $74,530 13.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 310 $31.59 $36.16 $75,220 5.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers (8) $20.33 $21.68 $45,100 3.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $34.04 $35.29 $73,410 7.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3031 Financial Managers 420 $39.09 $42.58 $88,560 6.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 30 $53.21 $69.46 $144,470 17.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $41.47 $41.84 $87,030 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $34.09 $35.30 $73,430 9.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $33.19 $35.43 $73,690 6.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 390 $30.24 $41.75 $86,830 14.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 130 $14.34 $14.75 $30,680 3.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $61,680 2.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9041 Engineering Managers 190 $45.01 $45.18 $93,970 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 250 $24.13 $24.95 $51,900 4.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 90 $20.27 $21.13 $43,950 5.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $37.12 $42.86 $89,160 5.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $47.98 $52.28 $108,750 11.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $27.31 $29.87 $62,130 7.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $27.89 $28.77 $59,850 2.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $36.31 $38.51 $80,110 4.0 %
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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 3,670 $23.42 $25.45 $52,940 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $23.61 $22.09 $45,940 8.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $21.10 $22.01 $45,790 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $27.19 $27.14 $56,460 8.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $19.45 $20.84 $43,350 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $24.93 $24.58 $51,120 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 200 $18.29 $20.45 $42,530 6.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $24.36 $27.35 $56,880 6.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $27.19 $27.15 $56,460 2.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $22.60 $24.49 $50,930 5.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 300 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $18.17 $19.10 $39,740 9.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 580 $21.79 $23.80 $49,510 3.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 630 $26.83 $31.01 $64,500 8.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $21.84 $26.82 $55,790 3.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $30.75 $32.37 $67,330 4.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 130 $24.51 $26.57 $55,270 2.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $30.39 $33.96 $70,640 12.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $21.10 $22.54 $46,880 4.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 380 $21.50 $24.56 $51,090 4.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $21.85 $24.40 $50,760 6.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $22.50 $26.18 $54,450 7.0 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,340 $22.76 $25.26 $52,550 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 150 $28.90 $29.91 $62,210 2.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 130 $32.40 $33.82 $70,340 21.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 370 $17.48 $17.96 $37,360 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $27.11 $29.18 $60,690 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 70 $23.40 $24.60 $51,180 4.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $26.79 $27.11 $56,390 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $18.83 $18.70 $38,900 5.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $32.41 $31.88 $66,310 7.0 %
15-2041 Statisticians (8) $35.67 $34.92 $72,640 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 2,130 $27.98 $28.93 $60,180 5.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $28.91 $30.56 $63,560 12.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $28.69 $30.29 $63,000 8.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 310 $31.55 $33.01 $68,650 5.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $40.45 $37.61 $78,230 5.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $28.43 $30.61 $63,670 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 300 $35.79 $36.43 $75,780 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $36.53 $36.92 $76,800 5.0 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 130 $45.31 $47.14 $98,050 3.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $19.54 $25.94 $53,950 17.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 230 $15.94 $16.40 $34,120 9.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $18.88 $19.88 $41,340 8.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $26.63 $27.62 $57,450 9.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 320 $13.67 $14.34 $29,830 3.3 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,680 $26.70 $27.33 $56,850 3.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 140 $19.34 $20.91 $43,490 6.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $23.66 $25.01 $52,010 2.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 150 $25.83 $25.88 $53,830 2.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $22.01 $22.72 $47,260 2.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 $16.93 $17.27 $35,930 3.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $17.30 $17.30 $35,990 6.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $14.74 $17.67 $36,740 9.5 %
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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 1,360 $18.32 $18.95 $39,410 2.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $22.15 $22.34 $46,480 2.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $22.81 $24.27 $50,480 7.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $13.25 $15.12 $31,450 12.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $21.54 $21.83 $45,410 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $19.36 $19.64 $40,850 2.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $18.13 $18.70 $38,900 3.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $22.22 $22.66 $47,140 2.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 120 $17.37 $17.38 $36,160 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $11.50 $12.20 $25,370 5.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 $23.97 $23.34 $48,540 2.5 %
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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 680 $18.24 $24.73 $51,440 8.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 220 $31.52 $38.81 $80,720 13.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 360 $16.35 $16.49 $34,290 3.3 %
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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 8,650 $16.07 $16.75 $34,830 3.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $64,990 8.4 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $63,390 2.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $53,070 1.8 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $53,040 1.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $57,110 2.2 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $43,590 2.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $47,100 1.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 880 $8.52 $9.10 $18,930 5.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $38,350 4.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,560 (4) (4) $39,200 1.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 700 (4) (4) $38,840 1.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 810 (4) (4) $39,870 1.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $45,780 2.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 (4) (4) $37,250 6.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $39,090 4.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $39,040 2.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $16.31 $18.33 $38,120 12.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 560 (4) (4) $25,240 7.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $22.16 $22.74 $47,290 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $14.06 $14.44 $30,030 1.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $23.03 $23.28 $48,420 1.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,440 (4) (4) $19,410 1.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $16.19 $17.44 $36,270 5.4 %
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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 1,240 $15.72 $17.47 $36,330 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $10.52 $10.43 $21,690 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 $14.03 $15.77 $32,790 10.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $17.34 $16.65 $34,620 11.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 $18.16 $20.32 $42,270 8.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $33,570 9.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 100 $11.52 $13.57 $28,220 5.2 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $16.37 $16.74 $34,810 4.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $19.57 $23.63 $49,150 9.9 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $22.53 $23.76 $49,410 4.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $24.22 $24.28 $50,500 4.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $12.36 $13.33 $27,730 7.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.56 $12.19 $25,360 12.9 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 7,590 $23.77 $28.94 $60,200 3.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 (5) $98.57 $205,020 18.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $22.56 $22.92 $47,660 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $47.62 $46.51 $96,740 4.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 140 (5) $86.65 $180,230 9.6 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 (5) $99.98 $207,960 14.8 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) $99.45 $206,850 15.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons 80 (5) (5) (5) 11.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 160 (5) $72.37 $150,530 13.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 $40.91 $39.91 $83,010 2.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,690 $25.80 $26.28 $54,650 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $31.20 $32.39 $67,380 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $37.40 $37.16 $77,300 3.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $26.63 $27.93 $58,100 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $24.23 $23.99 $49,890 3.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $14.13 $14.86 $30,910 2.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $29.93 $30.09 $62,580 5.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $25.94 $26.60 $55,320 2.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 290 $21.21 $21.25 $44,200 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 300 $10.72 $11.30 $23,490 5.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $14.52 $15.42 $32,080 4.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 130 $10.96 $11.16 $23,220 7.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 750 $17.93 $18.35 $38,180 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $12.19 $13.71 $28,510 4.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $14.96 $14.75 $30,690 6.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $19.84 $20.28 $42,170 6.4 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 100 $21.16 $20.98 $43,640 2.3 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 5,880 $10.12 $10.96 $22,800 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,690 $8.83 $9.04 $18,810 1.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 880 $10.88 $10.88 $22,630 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $23.30 $23.86 $49,630 2.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 330 $14.83 $15.51 $32,270 4.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 770 $14.26 $13.89 $28,880 3.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $11.77 $11.88 $24,710 2.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $15.51 $15.21 $31,650 2.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $8.50 $8.41 $17,500 4.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 220 $8.42 $8.84 $18,380 6.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 430 $11.19 $11.55 $24,020 3.2 %
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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 3,220 $14.63 $15.48 $32,200 3.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $24.79 $26.17 $54,430 3.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $23.86 $24.59 $51,150 2.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $22.59 $22.61 $47,030 2.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 310 $14.93 $14.98 $31,160 2.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 450 $14.35 $14.83 $30,840 3.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 160 $21.22 $23.40 $48,670 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 750 $17.30 $17.57 $36,540 2.5 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $13.21 $13.63 $28,340 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 980 $10.02 $11.01 $22,900 2.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $7.51 $7.71 $16,040 3.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $11.88 $13.62 $28,330 5.5 %
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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 17,500 $7.68 $8.70 $18,100 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $16.61 $18.84 $39,180 5.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,370 $13.17 $13.48 $28,030 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $8.54 $8.70 $18,100 5.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 410 $8.85 $9.41 $19,580 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,510 $9.66 $9.87 $20,530 1.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 430 $7.90 $8.32 $17,300 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,410 $8.41 $8.60 $17,890 1.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 650 $8.20 $9.16 $19,060 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,590 $7.17 $7.44 $15,480 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,070 $7.02 $7.27 $15,130 5.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 4,580 $7.21 $8.26 $17,180 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $10.26 $10.05 $20,910 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 510 $7.49 $7.82 $16,270 1.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 710 $7.80 $7.92 $16,480 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 750 $7.68 $7.92 $16,480 1.8 %
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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 5,680 $9.64 $10.45 $21,730 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 310 $11.39 $12.77 $26,560 9.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 280 $19.60 $19.07 $39,670 5.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,860 $9.41 $9.93 $20,660 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,210 $7.74 $8.18 $17,020 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 210 $13.85 $14.13 $29,390 5.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,730 $10.11 $10.22 $21,250 1.8 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $11.34 $11.68 $24,290 2.9 %
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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 2,580 $8.27 $9.96 $20,720 4.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 210 $11.94 $12.52 $26,040 5.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $8.75 $9.62 $20,020 5.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 100 $6.95 $6.98 $14,510 7.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 670 $7.35 $7.74 $16,100 2.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $7.30 $7.81 $16,240 10.1 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $8.49 $8.90 $18,520 4.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 100 $10.49 $10.57 $21,990 4.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 180 $7.90 $8.54 $17,770 4.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 210 $8.40 $8.51 $17,710 2.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 260 $8.49 $12.54 $26,090 14.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $17.70 $16.79 $34,920 5.0 %
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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 17,350 $10.43 $14.27 $29,690 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,180 $15.12 $16.85 $35,040 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $31.58 $32.76 $68,150 7.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,190 $7.81 $8.19 $17,030 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 530 $9.96 $11.39 $23,700 5.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 350 $14.73 $15.50 $32,230 17.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,140 $9.31 $11.18 $23,250 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $19.25 $19.22 $39,980 5.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $21.21 $26.52 $55,160 17.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 200 $29.09 $41.15 $85,600 22.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 330 $17.44 $19.63 $40,830 7.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 270 $20.85 $29.93 $62,240 9.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,510 $22.61 $24.13 $50,190 6.4 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 280 $13.74 $15.67 $32,590 13.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 340 $22.78 $31.76 $66,070 10.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $34.12 $33.83 $70,360 4.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 210 $10.60 $10.81 $22,480 2.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $14.36 $16.11 $33,510 5.1 %
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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 23,010 $13.04 $13.72 $28,540 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,450 $19.33 $20.53 $42,700 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 220 $10.87 $11.14 $23,160 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $15.04 $15.24 $31,700 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 630 $13.23 $13.41 $27,890 4.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,800 $13.75 $14.24 $29,620 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $13.97 $14.19 $29,510 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.81 $14.67 $30,510 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 $11.42 $11.67 $24,270 2.9 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $14.27 $14.83 $30,850 7.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $15.62 $15.40 $32,030 4.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 200 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,120 $14.21 $14.34 $29,820 3.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 220 $14.84 $15.36 $31,950 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $10.07 $10.39 $21,610 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 470 $9.08 $9.47 $19,710 5.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $10.79 $11.67 $24,270 1.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $12.73 $12.78 $26,570 2.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 460 $13.86 $13.70 $28,510 4.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $14.18 $14.44 $30,030 5.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $11.76 $12.71 $26,440 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $13.60 $14.23 $29,590 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,430 $11.18 $11.40 $23,710 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 220 $13.48 $14.65 $30,470 4.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $10.80 $10.89 $22,650 8.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $13.44 $13.36 $27,780 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $14.93 $15.67 $32,590 7.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $11.98 $12.37 $25,740 1.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 $19.51 $15.24 $31,710 3.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 400 $20.96 $20.97 $43,610 2.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $19.57 $17.91 $37,250 3.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $23.79 $21.72 $45,190 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 750 $11.81 $12.10 $25,180 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,410 $9.23 $9.93 $20,660 1.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $10.24 $13.23 $27,530 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,830 $16.26 $16.59 $34,500 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $10.97 $13.42 $27,920 19.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 290 $12.26 $12.21 $25,400 2.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,430 $12.46 $12.54 $26,080 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 $16.02 $16.45 $34,220 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $11.54 $11.64 $24,200 2.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $11.40 $11.77 $24,470 3.9 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $15.64 $15.57 $32,390 14.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 $10.31 $10.78 $22,420 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,670 $10.83 $11.44 $23,800 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $15.35 $15.16 $31,540 6.0 %
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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 50 $14.61 $15.67 $32,580 3.6 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 9,630 $14.26 $14.90 $30,990 1.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,230 $20.65 $21.96 $45,670 2.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $10.68 $11.70 $24,330 8.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,580 $14.68 $14.95 $31,100 3.6 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $13.40 $13.71 $28,510 14.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $11.80 $12.16 $25,300 7.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,870 $11.62 $11.96 $24,870 1.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $11.76 $12.06 $25,090 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 370 $14.76 $15.27 $31,760 2.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $13.99 $13.24 $27,550 9.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 630 $17.47 $17.45 $36,300 2.7 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 260 $12.77 $13.35 $27,760 2.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 550 $13.17 $13.39 $27,850 5.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $13.34 $13.11 $27,270 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 670 $15.01 $15.54 $32,330 2.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $14.38 $14.60 $30,360 6.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 190 $13.73 $14.12 $29,380 6.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 150 $12.21 $11.88 $24,710 4.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 610 $11.76 $12.14 $25,240 3.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.68 $10.10 $21,010 9.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 150 $20.66 $20.90 $43,470 2.3 %
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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 6,460 $16.96 $18.93 $39,360 4.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 750 $26.45 $28.22 $58,690 6.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $14.55 $15.00 $31,200 4.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $26.81 $26.44 $54,980 3.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $14.13 $16.11 $33,510 4.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $32.18 $28.83 $59,970 5.0 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) $12.68 $12.68 $26,380 12.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 100 $12.64 $12.55 $26,110 7.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $19.18 $20.19 $42,000 9.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 740 $17.31 $18.42 $38,320 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $18.04 $18.92 $39,350 3.4 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 120 $17.33 $17.31 $36,000 4.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $11.42 $12.06 $25,080 5.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $10.60 $10.43 $21,700 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $15.33 $15.25 $31,720 11.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $13.70 $13.51 $28,100 3.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $21.29 $22.91 $47,640 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,620 $14.09 $15.06 $31,330 2.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $14.72 $15.32 $31,860 4.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 $18.85 $18.85 $39,210 8.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 250 $28.23 $27.97 $58,180 2.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $17.34 $18.35 $38,170 8.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $11.12 $11.80 $24,540 3.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $10.33 $13.08 $27,210 9.0 %
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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 7,210 $14.15 $16.10 $33,480 5.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 610 $23.34 $24.33 $50,610 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 890 $10.01 $10.96 $22,790 3.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3011 Bakers 180 $9.51 $9.65 $20,080 3.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $13.38 $13.14 $27,320 2.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.06 $11.86 $24,670 2.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.02 $13.01 $27,050 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $13.50 $13.21 $27,480 9.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $13.41 $13.36 $27,790 10.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 840 $25.61 $24.58 $51,130 6.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 $23.59 $21.97 $45,700 4.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 $14.62 $15.35 $31,930 3.1 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 40 $25.84 $25.31 $52,640 4.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $16.01 $16.16 $33,620 9.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $8.35 $8.30 $17,260 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.25 $9.55 $19,850 6.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $9.97 $10.08 $20,960 3.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $12.17 $14.02 $29,170 7.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $7.36 $8.31 $17,280 7.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $15.84 $15.75 $32,760 2.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 30 $15.20 $19.23 $39,990 17.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 60 $16.24 $16.32 $33,950 4.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.27 $14.43 $30,020 3.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $10.89 $11.08 $23,040 2.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.93 $13.03 $27,100 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 370 $17.31 $19.14 $39,810 8.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $14.42 $14.85 $30,890 3.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $15.49 $14.19 $29,520 7.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.58 $12.31 $25,590 4.0 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (8) $7.42 $9.21 $19,170 3.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $8.36 $9.53 $19,820 18.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $9.12 $10.52 $21,880 9.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 200 $10.83 $11.36 $23,620 3.8 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,240 $11.63 $13.07 $27,180 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $15.37 $17.65 $36,710 4.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 360 $21.97 $23.79 $49,480 4.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $13.07 $13.29 $27,640 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 690 $11.90 $11.64 $24,210 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 530 $7.48 $9.89 $20,560 6.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,210 $17.92 $18.87 $39,240 4.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,240 $12.87 $13.61 $28,300 3.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $8.66 $8.91 $18,530 2.5 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 110 $13.76 $14.01 $29,140 3.1 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 $22.10 $23.64 $49,170 6.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) $11.82 $11.42 $23,750 8.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 120 $14.95 $17.34 $36,070 5.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $20.27 $18.53 $38,540 10.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 580 $12.64 $13.55 $28,180 5.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $8.35 $9.29 $19,330 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,310 $8.91 $9.93 $20,650 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $11.29 $12.24 $25,470 5.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 610 $7.40 $7.90 $16,440 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $11.38 $11.59 $24,100 2.4 %

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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