Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 236000 - Construction of Buildings


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 NAICS 236000 - Construction of Buildings.

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).

NAICS Industry 236000 - Construction of Buildings is part of: Sector 23 - Construction.

NAICS 236000 - Construction of Buildings consists of:

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NAICS 236000 - Construction of Buildings

All Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 1,713,190 100.00% $19.46 $23.36 $48,590 0.4 %
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 156,030 9.11% $40.39 $46.98 $97,710 0.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 6,290 0.37% (5) $82.56 $171,720 2.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 32,620 1.90% $49.00 $56.25 $116,990 1.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,160 0.13% $43.17 $47.72 $99,260 1.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,870 0.11% $50.15 $56.59 $117,710 2.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 120 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,410 0.14% $30.44 $34.46 $71,670 2.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 420 0.02% $52.72 $57.34 $119,260 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 5,030 0.29% $44.02 $49.90 $103,780 1.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 150 0.01% $43.79 $45.13 $93,880 3.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 (7) $42.90 $46.22 $96,130 6.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 190 0.01% $48.67 $52.35 $108,880 4.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,400 0.08% $44.10 $46.28 $96,260 1.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 (7) $39.89 $40.13 $83,480 13.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 94,840 5.54% $37.45 $41.64 $86,620 0.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 2,870 0.17% $48.49 $51.31 $106,730 2.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 3,080 0.18% $32.89 $36.17 $75,230 2.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,960 0.11% $39.16 $43.18 $89,810 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 74,360 4.34% $28.71 $30.68 $63,820 0.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 0.01% $22.52 $25.31 $52,640 7.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 6,340 0.37% $24.78 $26.39 $54,890 1.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 260 0.02% $24.33 $26.31 $54,720 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 38,800 2.26% $29.20 $31.08 $64,650 0.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 630 0.04% $25.81 $27.75 $57,730 2.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 570 0.03% $24.19 $25.62 $53,300 2.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 0.01% $29.50 $30.92 $64,320 2.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 710 0.04% $29.56 $30.10 $62,610 1.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 660 0.04% $32.49 $37.15 $77,270 6.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 8,370 0.49% $27.85 $30.80 $64,070 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 16,010 0.93% $29.37 $31.05 $64,590 0.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 320 0.02% $36.47 $37.65 $78,310 3.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 (7) $28.00 $28.11 $58,480 5.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 380 0.02% $35.12 $35.95 $74,780 3.3 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 130 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 300 0.02% $26.58 $30.97 $64,420 5.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 130 0.01% $29.99 $34.59 $71,960 4.5 %
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 (8) (8) $29.31 $30.84 $64,150 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 330 0.02% $34.07 $36.21 $75,310 3.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 110 0.01% $38.18 $38.39 $79,860 3.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 (7) $37.18 $38.30 $79,650 5.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (8) (8) $21.61 $23.20 $48,250 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 580 0.03% $34.89 $38.18 $79,410 4.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 120 0.01% $29.60 $33.66 $70,010 7.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,130 0.07% $31.82 $32.84 $68,300 1.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 230 0.01% $32.62 $35.37 $73,560 3.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 150 0.01% $34.07 $34.05 $70,820 3.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 130 0.01% $37.09 $37.08 $77,120 2.5 %
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 42,830 2.50% $31.11 $33.79 $70,280 2.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 4,690 0.27% $34.55 $36.44 $75,790 2.0 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 130 0.01% $33.21 $33.77 $70,230 5.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 1,130 0.07% $26.44 $27.46 $57,120 2.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 22,040 1.29% $34.56 $37.51 $78,010 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 510 0.03% $41.90 $43.13 $89,710 2.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 (7) $41.70 $42.23 $87,850 3.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) (8) $30.46 $34.24 $71,220 2.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 2,690 0.16% $30.63 $32.06 $66,680 1.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 850 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 760 0.04% $38.15 $40.29 $83,800 3.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 990 0.06% (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 5,870 0.34% $20.99 $21.98 $45,720 1.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) (8) $21.67 $22.39 $46,570 4.0 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 410 0.02% $19.00 $22.09 $45,950 10.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 1,040 0.06% $21.03 $22.36 $46,500 4.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 0.01% $21.14 $22.51 $46,820 6.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 (7) $18.55 $19.43 $40,410 6.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) (8) $15.57 $18.99 $39,510 5.5 %
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 2,100 0.12% $27.95 $29.87 $62,130 1.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,680 0.10% $28.86 $30.84 $64,150 1.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 (7) $15.25 $16.60 $34,520 13.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) (8) $19.05 $21.53 $44,790 7.3 %
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations (8) (8) $17.72 $20.21 $42,040 15.2 %
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 850 0.05% $39.28 $47.51 $98,820 4.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 510 0.03% $52.75 $62.83 $130,690 4.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 140 0.01% $27.16 $27.40 $57,000 2.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 200 0.01% $20.97 $23.15 $48,150 3.6 %
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 4,800 0.28% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (8) (8) $24.61 $27.06 $56,280 8.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 220 0.01% $20.99 $21.94 $45,640 3.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 3,080 0.18% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1029 Designers, All Other 210 0.01% $19.04 $22.68 $47,160 7.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (8) (8) $24.46 $26.45 $55,010 3.1 %
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 670 0.04% $29.78 $29.63 $61,630 2.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 600 0.04% $30.97 $30.44 $63,310 2.2 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 70 (7) $22.68 $22.29 $46,360 2.1 %
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 910 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9032 Security Guards 870 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 13,970 0.82% $11.25 $12.22 $25,410 1.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 280 0.02% $17.00 $18.64 $38,770 5.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 230 0.01% $23.56 $24.39 $50,740 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 8,070 0.47% $10.39 $11.33 $23,560 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 510 0.03% $11.02 $11.37 $23,650 4.5 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other (8) (8) $12.13 $12.89 $26,820 5.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 4,650 0.27% $12.12 $12.82 $26,660 1.7 %
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)
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 0.01% $9.42 $9.89 $20,570 10.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 (7) $12.89 $15.96 $33,210 9.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 30 (7) $12.43 $13.96 $29,040 6.1 %
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 42,440 2.48% $23.19 $29.12 $60,570 1.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 300 0.02% $18.51 $22.85 $47,520 7.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,240 0.07% $34.88 $38.80 $80,710 3.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 50 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 400 0.02% $13.69 $14.33 $29,800 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,590 0.09% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 11,430 0.67% $26.74 $31.88 $66,300 2.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 (7) $29.06 $36.01 $74,910 18.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 8,470 0.49% $24.61 $29.44 $61,230 4.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 1,170 0.07% $11.03 $12.22 $25,410 4.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 720 0.04% $31.25 $43.62 $90,730 12.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 13,220 0.77% $23.90 $30.66 $63,770 2.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 450 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) (8) $11.02 $12.24 $25,470 6.1 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 80 (7) $10.34 $10.89 $22,660 5.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1,430 0.08% $16.70 $20.85 $43,370 5.5 %
Office and Administrative Support 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 206,910 12.08% $15.38 $16.52 $34,360 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 11,710 0.68% $23.89 $25.51 $53,070 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 490 0.03% $13.72 $14.10 $29,320 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 0.01% $15.11 $15.56 $32,360 5.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 3,060 0.18% $16.10 $17.00 $35,360 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,250 2.29% $16.87 $17.40 $36,200 0.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,830 0.22% $17.59 $17.98 $37,400 0.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 630 0.04% $17.12 $17.32 $36,030 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 9,060 0.53% $16.55 $17.41 $36,210 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,830 0.11% $11.98 $12.47 $25,940 1.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 390 0.02% $17.75 $18.16 $37,780 2.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 (7) $12.59 $13.27 $27,610 6.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 440 0.03% $17.53 $18.24 $37,940 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 9,650 0.56% $13.09 $13.19 $27,430 0.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 250 0.01% $15.57 $16.32 $33,940 3.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 0.01% $12.25 $13.01 $27,060 6.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 280 0.02% $16.52 $17.82 $37,060 4.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 4,690 0.27% $20.94 $21.26 $44,230 1.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 310 0.02% $14.18 $14.87 $30,930 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 750 0.04% $12.91 $13.69 $28,480 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 (7) $15.15 $16.28 $33,860 7.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 31,080 1.81% $19.90 $21.14 $43,970 0.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43,300 2.53% $13.32 $13.77 $28,640 0.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 (7) $18.05 $18.56 $38,600 7.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 0.01% $13.04 $13.59 $28,260 4.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 (7) $12.25 $13.36 $27,780 3.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 44,020 2.57% $12.06 $12.94 $26,910 1.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.28 $15.31 $31,840 3.4 %
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)
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 60 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
Construction and Extraction 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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,088,030 63.51% $18.56 $20.77 $43,190 0.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 165,700 9.67% $28.49 $29.87 $62,120 0.4 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 4,520 0.26% $27.96 $27.30 $56,780 1.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 10,180 0.59% $22.89 $23.61 $49,110 2.0 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 1,820 0.11% $17.15 $19.83 $41,250 5.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 428,610 25.02% $19.17 $20.94 $43,560 0.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 400 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 50 (7) $17.38 $17.34 $36,060 6.5 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers 180 0.01% $14.62 $15.88 $33,020 4.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 2,270 0.13% $17.63 $19.13 $39,800 5.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 30,190 1.76% $17.41 $19.39 $40,330 1.4 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers (8) (8) $17.90 $18.54 $38,560 2.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 247,300 14.44% $14.35 $16.14 $33,570 0.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 290 0.02% $14.90 $16.12 $33,540 5.3 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 180 0.01% $20.47 $22.21 $46,200 5.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 23,320 1.36% $20.48 $22.91 $47,650 1.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 13,670 0.80% $17.83 $19.88 $41,360 2.4 %
47-2082 Tapers 2,450 0.14% $23.17 $23.76 $49,420 3.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 15,280 0.89% $21.26 $22.71 $47,230 2.4 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 2,380 0.14% $15.82 $17.02 $35,390 4.8 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 350 0.02% $15.04 $15.23 $31,680 1.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 19,260 1.12% $15.41 $17.24 $35,850 1.6 %
47-2142 Paperhangers (8) (8) $34.94 $31.45 $65,420 11.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 2,230 0.13% $16.60 $18.56 $38,600 4.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 20,680 1.21% $22.83 $23.56 $49,010 1.4 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 2,460 0.14% $17.90 $20.39 $42,410 6.6 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (8) (8) $18.69 $20.33 $42,280 3.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 4,660 0.27% $14.57 $16.41 $34,140 4.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 3,300 0.19% $17.15 $19.22 $39,990 3.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 14,530 0.85% $18.53 $19.83 $41,240 1.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 2,590 0.15% $13.43 $14.37 $29,900 2.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 45,930 2.68% $12.46 $12.82 $26,660 0.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 2,270 0.13% $13.85 $13.99 $29,090 2.4 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 630 0.04% $10.94 $11.09 $23,070 2.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 3,620 0.21% $13.26 $13.79 $28,680 2.1 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers (8) (8) $13.02 $13.11 $27,270 3.2 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 3,170 0.19% $12.20 $12.99 $27,020 2.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 2,430 0.14% $27.70 $28.70 $59,690 4.8 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers (8) (8) $27.22 $30.95 $64,380 17.3 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 550 0.03% $15.23 $16.21 $33,720 5.9 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) (8) $13.98 $13.73 $28,570 4.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $16.46 $17.67 $36,760 3.6 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) (8) $22.57 $21.31 $44,330 8.7 %
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 31,360 1.83% $17.89 $19.22 $39,980 1.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2,200 0.13% $27.25 $28.49 $59,270 1.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) (8) $14.27 $14.41 $29,960 4.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) (8) $21.88 $22.34 $46,470 2.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 90 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 110 0.01% $17.03 $17.48 $36,350 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 870 0.05% $17.98 $18.73 $38,950 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 1,950 0.11% $19.76 $20.72 $43,100 1.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 (7) $13.86 $14.05 $29,220 5.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) (8) $26.45 $23.81 $49,520 7.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2,130 0.12% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 170 0.01% $24.04 $23.23 $48,320 5.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 13,230 0.77% $15.77 $16.61 $34,550 1.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 500 0.03% $16.35 $17.19 $35,750 2.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 5,160 0.30% $21.79 $22.73 $47,290 2.2 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 840 0.05% $14.47 $15.89 $33,040 6.5 %
49-9096 Riggers 410 0.02% $21.71 $20.94 $43,550 2.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,330 0.08% $12.41 $13.58 $28,240 3.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,690 0.10% $15.70 $17.35 $36,080 5.5 %
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 15,380 0.90% $17.92 $19.05 $39,610 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,270 0.07% $25.66 $26.60 $55,320 2.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 1,880 0.11% $16.15 $17.11 $35,580 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 40 (7) $12.36 $13.39 $27,860 5.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) (8) $14.29 $14.62 $30,420 7.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 290 0.02% $22.30 $24.04 $50,000 9.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 8,900 0.52% $18.50 $19.31 $40,170 1.9 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.19 $14.98 $31,160 9.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,400 0.08% $16.09 $17.48 $36,350 4.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 (7) $11.63 $12.45 $25,890 11.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 (7) $12.55 $13.41 $27,880 4.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 200 0.01% $20.94 $21.58 $44,890 6.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 270 0.02% $11.35 $12.39 $25,770 4.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 340 0.02% $11.71 $12.42 $25,830 4.4 %
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 27,350 1.60% $15.24 $17.00 $35,370 1.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 380 0.02% $24.30 $24.34 $50,620 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 480 0.03% $25.26 $25.79 $53,650 3.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (8) (4) (4) $71,360 11.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 8,620 0.50% $16.72 $18.55 $38,580 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 3,270 0.19% $14.40 $15.59 $32,420 1.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,810 0.11% $23.54 $24.42 $50,790 1.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 2,550 0.15% $17.41 $18.54 $38,570 1.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 560 0.03% $14.56 $15.56 $32,370 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 9,280 0.54% $12.34 $13.01 $27,050 1.7 %

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.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

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May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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