Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 21 - Mining


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 21 - Mining.

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

Sector 21 - Mining consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 21 - Mining:


Sector 21 - Mining

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 685,650 100.00% $20.09 $24.22 $50,380 0.8 %
Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 35,160 5.13% $47.88 $54.33 $113,010 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,810 0.26% (5) $78.93 $164,170 3.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 17,490 2.55% $48.16 $55.48 $115,390 2.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 640 0.09% $45.98 $50.44 $104,900 3.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 70 0.01% $45.91 $52.13 $108,430 8.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,330 0.19% $37.39 $40.70 $84,660 3.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 400 0.06% $55.67 $58.50 $121,680 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,940 0.43% $50.78 $55.96 $116,390 2.5 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 200 0.03% $41.94 $43.20 $89,860 3.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers (8) (8) $40.99 $44.96 $93,510 7.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 180 0.03% $43.16 $47.08 $97,920 5.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 3,030 0.44% $45.61 $49.33 $102,610 2.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 270 0.04% $42.08 $45.10 $93,810 2.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 310 0.05% $40.44 $45.85 $95,370 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 1,210 0.18% $40.16 $44.12 $91,770 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,700 0.25% $58.48 $62.24 $129,450 2.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 200 0.03% $53.31 $62.68 $130,380 5.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,530 0.22% $29.00 $37.47 $77,950 6.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,440 0.21% $46.60 $50.99 $106,070 4.2 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 24,430 3.56% $30.34 $32.67 $67,960 1.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 0.02% $24.12 $25.46 $52,960 3.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,660 0.39% $27.27 $29.58 $61,520 2.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,010 0.15% $22.90 $25.40 $52,830 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 290 0.04% $29.58 $30.06 $62,510 5.9 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 30 (7) $53.87 $44.51 $92,580 15.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 400 0.06% $28.46 $30.19 $62,790 3.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 410 0.06% $26.94 $28.84 $60,000 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 390 0.06% $28.66 $29.66 $61,690 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 550 0.08% $28.21 $29.58 $61,530 3.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 670 0.10% $34.25 $35.53 $73,890 4.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 740 0.11% $35.89 $40.68 $84,620 4.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,520 0.51% $31.90 $34.53 $71,810 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 10,440 1.52% $30.09 $31.97 $66,500 1.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 270 0.04% $37.22 $37.58 $78,170 2.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 230 0.03% $22.86 $27.08 $56,320 6.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 2,490 0.36% $35.65 $38.06 $79,170 2.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 170 0.02% $42.37 $44.17 $91,880 12.5 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 7,100 1.04% $33.82 $35.03 $72,870 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 300 0.04% $32.29 $32.27 $67,110 2.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 250 0.04% $44.61 $45.55 $94,750 4.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,750 0.26% $25.23 $27.88 $57,990 8.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 300 0.04% $35.00 $35.77 $74,400 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 530 0.08% $33.14 $34.12 $70,960 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 550 0.08% $35.43 $35.67 $74,180 2.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 1,750 0.26% $38.95 $40.07 $83,350 4.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 490 0.07% $34.31 $36.74 $76,410 3.4 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 30,260 4.41% $40.95 $45.43 $94,490 2.6 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 170 0.02% $21.98 $23.88 $49,660 9.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 560 0.08% $23.07 $23.50 $48,890 3.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 610 0.09% $48.18 $55.07 $114,550 7.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 800 0.12% $43.14 $44.62 $92,810 4.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 270 0.04% $51.00 $47.50 $98,810 4.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) (8) $35.43 $34.71 $72,200 5.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 480 0.07% $34.30 $35.96 $74,790 2.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors (8) (8) $35.59 $37.77 $78,570 3.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,570 0.23% $39.84 $41.25 $85,800 3.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 590 0.09% $41.30 $47.02 $97,800 6.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,200 0.18% $38.10 $39.94 $83,080 2.9 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 3,440 0.50% $36.30 $38.49 $80,060 1.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 11,850 1.73% $53.35 $57.62 $119,850 2.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 2,960 0.43% $47.95 $48.17 $100,200 7.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 0.01% $23.31 $24.34 $50,640 7.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 460 0.07% $20.08 $20.54 $42,720 5.1 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 190 0.03% $25.23 $25.55 $53,150 7.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 0.01% $28.00 $28.34 $58,940 5.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,100 0.16% $26.42 $27.75 $57,710 5.3 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 60 0.01% $22.52 $23.99 $49,900 4.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 260 0.04% $22.14 $22.19 $46,160 1.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 420 0.06% $31.06 $31.22 $64,940 4.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 330 0.05% $27.93 $27.52 $57,250 2.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,450 0.21% $27.71 $27.81 $57,840 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 580 0.08% $20.22 $22.07 $45,910 3.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 18,810 2.74% $33.52 $40.65 $84,560 2.8 %
19-2012 Physicists 40 0.01% $48.88 $53.89 $112,080 10.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 310 0.05% $32.52 $35.02 $72,850 5.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 380 0.06% $28.60 $30.85 $64,170 3.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 7,990 1.17% $55.19 $57.74 $120,100 2.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 260 0.04% $28.36 $32.91 $68,450 9.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,240 0.18% $21.49 $21.46 $44,630 1.7 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 7,970 1.16% $27.59 $28.82 $59,940 3.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 150 0.02% $21.37 $22.18 $46,130 3.6 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 350 0.05% $16.89 $17.82 $37,070 6.7 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,810 0.26% $31.69 $42.60 $88,600 4.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 550 0.08% $67.74 $70.69 $147,030 4.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 0.02% $26.94 $26.85 $55,850 3.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 1,090 0.16% $25.28 $30.83 $64,130 6.9 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 0.01% $26.16 $27.99 $58,220 11.9 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 290 0.04% $28.46 $31.15 $64,780 3.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 0.01% $23.69 $25.05 $52,110 5.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 0.02% $35.70 $38.37 $79,800 4.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 2,640 0.39% $29.67 $30.07 $62,550 1.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 30 (7) $29.83 $29.62 $61,620 3.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,800 0.26% $30.84 $31.40 $65,300 1.4 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 770 0.11% $26.35 $27.25 $56,690 3.3 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-2011 Fire Fighters 60 0.01% $34.80 $32.80 $68,230 7.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 520 0.08% $12.06 $13.43 $27,940 4.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 230 0.03% $8.76 $10.46 $21,760 11.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 150 0.02% $7.39 $9.32 $19,380 10.3 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 60 0.01% $12.26 $12.46 $25,920 6.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,420 0.21% $10.00 $11.27 $23,440 2.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,080 0.16% $10.51 $11.65 $24,240 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 0.04% $8.75 $9.63 $20,030 3.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 0.01% $16.10 $17.39 $36,170 17.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 9,310 1.36% $27.65 $33.74 $70,190 5.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 230 0.03% $32.65 $38.52 $80,120 4.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 110 0.02% $7.80 $8.65 $18,000 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 50 0.01% $9.13 $10.55 $21,940 12.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,140 0.17% $33.26 $49.30 $102,540 26.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,470 0.21% $33.12 $36.01 $74,900 3.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,590 0.52% $25.92 $30.53 $63,500 4.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 60 0.01% $20.29 $20.85 $43,360 16.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 2,400 0.35% $24.87 $32.02 $66,590 3.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) (8) $24.15 $33.45 $69,580 23.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 160 0.02% $23.89 $23.48 $48,830 9.1 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 58,430 8.52% $15.00 $16.39 $34,090 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,920 0.43% $22.53 $24.55 $51,050 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 (7) $13.52 $13.43 $27,920 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 370 0.05% $12.30 $14.12 $29,360 6.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 10,710 1.56% $15.50 $16.46 $34,240 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,310 0.19% $16.01 $16.73 $34,790 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 300 0.04% $17.49 $18.59 $38,670 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 590 0.09% $15.49 $18.00 $37,430 7.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 340 0.05% $12.85 $13.52 $28,130 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) (8) $15.79 $15.92 $33,110 15.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 790 0.12% $17.47 $18.68 $38,860 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,060 0.30% $12.19 $12.40 $25,790 1.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 0.01% $18.47 $19.00 $39,520 8.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) (8) $17.70 $18.96 $39,430 9.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 0.01% $12.79 $15.61 $32,470 11.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,590 0.38% $16.86 $17.95 $37,340 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,810 0.26% $19.17 $20.79 $43,240 2.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,140 0.17% $15.65 $16.35 $34,000 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,550 0.23% $15.51 $15.79 $32,840 2.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 2,010 0.29% $13.51 $13.79 $28,670 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7,540 1.10% $19.70 $20.70 $43,050 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 30 (7) $24.88 $24.56 $51,080 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 9,280 1.35% $13.42 $13.69 $28,470 1.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 0.02% $19.88 $27.16 $56,490 23.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 210 0.03% $10.14 $11.45 $23,820 13.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 100 0.01% $12.04 $12.88 $26,790 7.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 11,860 1.73% $12.21 $13.52 $28,130 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 160 0.02% $18.07 $18.17 $37,790 3.1 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) (8) $18.84 $20.27 $42,160 6.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 190 0.03% $9.69 $10.27 $21,360 6.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 286,610 41.80% $19.08 $20.71 $43,070 0.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 27,350 3.99% $31.11 $32.33 $67,240 0.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 0.01% $23.19 $22.51 $46,830 3.8 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (8) (8) $12.68 $15.82 $32,910 22.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 410 0.06% $19.87 $20.46 $42,550 4.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 0.01% $15.78 $16.42 $34,160 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 9,760 1.42% $13.45 $14.62 $30,400 1.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 300 0.04% $20.13 $21.20 $44,100 7.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 31,410 4.58% $18.65 $19.66 $40,890 1.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 8,530 1.24% $24.06 $24.47 $50,890 1.2 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) (8) $15.57 $16.31 $33,930 5.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 420 0.06% $14.42 $14.92 $31,030 2.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 150 0.02% $19.01 $19.66 $40,900 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,160 0.17% $24.73 $27.08 $56,330 7.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 0.01% $24.67 $24.33 $50,600 10.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 70 0.01% $15.45 $17.67 $36,750 7.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 130 0.02% $13.80 $14.43 $30,010 4.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 0.01% $12.89 $13.47 $28,010 3.0 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 200 0.03% $11.89 $13.55 $28,190 6.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 250 0.04% $20.35 $21.91 $45,570 15.4 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 100 0.01% $23.34 $23.19 $48,230 2.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 130 0.02% $29.17 $31.70 $65,930 7.0 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 23,010 3.36% $20.24 $20.22 $42,050 1.2 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 25,480 3.72% $24.04 $26.21 $54,520 2.8 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 34,820 5.08% $17.99 $19.75 $41,070 1.3 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 5,640 0.82% $19.49 $20.86 $43,390 2.2 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 2,350 0.34% $21.44 $21.99 $45,730 2.3 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 10,790 1.57% $22.12 $21.93 $45,610 1.7 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 8,450 1.23% $20.27 $20.19 $41,990 1.5 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 3,950 0.58% $20.75 $20.85 $43,360 2.0 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 3,430 0.50% $13.25 $14.28 $29,700 2.5 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 4,950 0.72% $21.74 $21.97 $45,690 1.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 56,780 8.28% $14.86 $15.79 $32,840 1.3 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 19,420 2.83% $16.74 $17.09 $35,540 1.4 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 6,520 0.95% $18.66 $20.02 $41,630 2.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 56,130 8.19% $20.71 $21.37 $44,440 0.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,490 0.65% $30.55 $31.08 $64,640 1.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 0.01% $17.54 $19.24 $40,020 11.6 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 160 0.02% $22.22 $21.27 $44,250 4.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 460 0.07% $25.30 $25.76 $53,570 2.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 150 0.02% $19.38 $21.02 $43,710 10.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 90 0.01% $26.93 $28.16 $58,570 4.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 0.05% $20.71 $21.89 $45,530 7.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 3,310 0.48% $19.24 $20.12 $41,850 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 11,400 1.66% $21.60 $21.70 $45,130 1.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 0.01% $23.51 $22.81 $47,440 3.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 1,490 0.22% $20.12 $20.41 $42,450 4.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 11,610 1.69% $21.68 $22.18 $46,140 1.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,860 1.58% $18.09 $18.84 $39,180 1.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 4,090 0.60% $18.24 $19.00 $39,520 1.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 800 0.12% $25.94 $25.47 $52,970 3.1 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other (8) (8) $33.42 $31.48 $65,470 4.2 %
49-9096 Riggers 2,100 0.31% $17.51 $18.14 $37,730 5.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 2,640 0.39% $12.36 $13.32 $27,710 2.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,030 0.15% $22.42 $22.83 $47,490 3.7 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 53,320 7.78% $19.89 $21.23 $44,150 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 5,970 0.87% $29.70 $30.95 $64,380 1.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $12.97 $13.86 $28,830 13.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 0.02% $14.11 $14.58 $30,320 4.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 0.01% $16.66 $18.77 $39,040 2.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,310 0.19% $18.61 $18.88 $39,270 2.1 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 290 0.04% $22.58 $22.44 $46,680 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 7,280 1.06% $19.14 $20.48 $42,590 1.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 0.01% $25.46 $25.83 $53,720 4.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 210 0.03% $23.85 $23.64 $49,170 6.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 0.02% $19.88 $21.76 $45,250 4.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 40 0.01% $23.35 $23.55 $48,990 4.7 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 1,960 0.29% $26.44 $25.66 $53,370 2.3 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 12,750 1.86% $24.72 $24.52 $51,000 1.9 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 1,130 0.16% $17.50 $18.41 $38,280 3.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,400 0.35% $19.63 $19.66 $40,900 1.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,490 0.80% $17.02 $17.31 $36,000 1.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 630 0.09% $16.88 $17.23 $35,840 2.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 540 0.08% $14.09 $14.22 $29,580 2.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 0.02% $17.92 $17.73 $36,870 3.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 550 0.08% $17.58 $17.59 $36,590 3.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,460 0.65% $15.43 $17.33 $36,050 3.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,050 0.15% $14.86 $15.55 $32,340 4.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 0.01% $14.09 $14.68 $30,530 6.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 400 0.06% $13.83 $14.80 $30,790 4.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $14.51 $16.44 $34,200 7.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 4,220 0.62% $11.93 $13.07 $27,180 2.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,520 0.22% $20.23 $21.19 $44,080 4.6 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 98,550 14.37% $17.39 $18.41 $38,290 0.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,090 0.16% $25.01 $25.43 $52,880 1.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 3,440 0.50% $26.58 $27.70 $57,610 1.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 460 0.07% (4) (4) $73,920 3.3 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 30 (7) $28.34 $29.31 $60,970 7.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 27,010 3.94% $16.72 $17.60 $36,610 1.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 2,040 0.30% $14.47 $15.75 $32,760 3.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 0.01% $14.40 $15.65 $32,540 20.5 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 0.01% $14.90 $15.98 $33,230 9.6 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 240 0.04% $19.03 $19.03 $39,580 4.4 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 330 0.05% $14.72 $15.85 $32,970 4.7 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 310 0.05% $27.70 $31.03 $64,530 5.2 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 80 0.01% $20.34 $25.14 $52,290 14.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 1,940 0.28% $18.21 $18.68 $38,860 1.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 2,240 0.33% $21.87 $23.53 $48,940 4.8 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators 970 0.14% $16.00 $16.93 $35,210 4.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 13,980 2.04% $16.86 $17.55 $36,510 1.2 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 3,440 0.50% $20.66 $21.43 $44,580 3.5 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 220 0.03% $22.43 $22.31 $46,410 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,620 0.53% $15.72 $16.27 $33,830 1.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 0.06% $10.90 $11.83 $24,600 6.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11,030 1.61% $12.44 $13.66 $28,420 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 420 0.06% $12.17 $13.09 $27,230 4.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 50 0.01% $13.97 $13.64 $28,370 11.6 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 750 0.11% $19.21 $20.09 $41,800 3.9 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 3,710 0.54% $19.70 $20.64 $42,930 3.1 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 16,710 2.44% $18.19 $18.96 $39,430 1.7 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 2,980 0.43% $20.31 $20.60 $42,840 1.1 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 260 0.04% $18.99 $19.70 $40,980 7.4 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 240 0.04% $18.95 $18.68 $38,860 5.5 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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