Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors


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 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors.

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 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors is part of: Sector 23 - Construction.

NAICS 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors consists of:

Links to OES estimates for other industries

SOC Major Groups in NAICS 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors:


NAICS 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors

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 4,736,940 100.00% $18.01 $20.99 $43,660 0.2 %
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations (8) (8) $41.42 $49.18 $102,300 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 9,550 0.20% $68.68 $73.75 $153,410 1.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 74,790 1.58% $42.83 $50.71 $105,480 0.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 260 0.01% $40.07 $44.16 $91,850 5.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,010 0.02% $46.96 $52.86 $109,940 3.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers (8) (8) $35.66 $36.79 $76,520 2.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 200 (7) $48.04 $50.99 $106,060 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers (8) (8) $40.79 $46.49 $96,700 1.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 (7) $29.69 $34.87 $72,530 8.1 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 (7) $38.59 $40.56 $84,370 5.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 110 (7) $42.53 $45.01 $93,620 4.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 360 0.01% $38.47 $42.34 $88,060 4.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 200 (7) $40.43 $42.46 $88,320 4.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 (7) $36.67 $42.34 $88,070 9.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 63,620 1.34% $38.34 $44.41 $92,360 0.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 670 0.01% $50.09 $52.48 $109,150 2.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (8) $12.71 $23.21 $48,280 13.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,590 0.03% $38.47 $40.83 $84,920 2.7 %
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 113,890 2.40% $27.46 $29.37 $61,090 0.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 80 (7) $27.78 $27.52 $57,240 6.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 360 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 7,670 0.16% $22.90 $24.48 $50,920 0.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 220 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1051 Cost Estimators 81,250 1.72% $27.67 $29.42 $61,190 0.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 260 0.01% $24.70 $27.07 $56,300 4.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 240 0.01% $24.19 $24.81 $51,610 2.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 390 0.01% $25.71 $25.99 $54,050 3.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 820 0.02% $27.50 $28.64 $59,570 2.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 290 0.01% $32.15 $31.15 $64,800 3.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 320 0.01% $37.10 $39.04 $81,210 6.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 5,010 0.11% $24.54 $28.62 $59,530 3.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 16,770 0.35% $29.16 $31.53 $65,580 0.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 (7) $30.20 $31.92 $66,390 6.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 130 (7) $30.28 $31.53 $65,580 3.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Science 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations (8) (8) $29.20 $30.40 $63,230 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 500 0.01% $31.50 $31.43 $65,380 3.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 400 0.01% $34.91 $36.12 $75,120 4.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 280 0.01% $37.10 $40.46 $84,160 6.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 710 0.01% $21.69 $22.46 $46,720 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 230 (7) $33.21 $32.83 $68,280 3.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 (7) $32.26 $33.55 $69,780 3.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 940 0.02% $27.92 $29.07 $60,460 3.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) (8) $30.80 $32.38 $67,340 3.5 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 23,140 0.49% $26.85 $28.79 $59,880 1.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 190 (7) $32.23 $35.90 $74,660 14.5 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 70 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-1022 Surveyors 490 0.01% $25.50 $26.40 $54,900 2.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,760 0.04% $32.79 $36.41 $75,720 3.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 2,790 0.06% $34.28 $35.94 $74,750 3.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 860 0.02% $36.26 $37.25 $77,470 4.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 (7) $33.57 $29.74 $61,850 11.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 590 0.01% $29.37 $30.24 $62,890 2.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 340 0.01% $31.74 $32.27 $67,110 3.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (8) (8) $30.47 $35.40 $73,640 6.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,940 0.04% $32.36 $35.47 $73,780 3.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 500 0.01% $31.46 $32.45 $67,490 3.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,110 0.04% $21.20 $22.07 $45,910 1.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 6,000 0.13% $24.71 $26.23 $54,570 1.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 1,760 0.04% $23.17 $24.30 $50,540 2.1 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 1,110 0.02% $20.63 $21.37 $44,450 3.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 270 0.01% $25.34 $23.47 $48,810 2.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $22.82 $23.96 $49,840 5.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (8) (8) $22.60 $22.85 $47,520 5.5 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $18.01 $19.38 $40,320 6.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $23.97 $24.27 $50,480 4.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 210 (7) $24.62 $24.17 $50,260 4.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 110 (7) $19.74 $22.08 $45,920 5.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 260 0.01% $16.92 $17.86 $37,160 4.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 670 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 380 0.01% $28.14 $28.77 $59,850 5.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) (8) $31.76 $31.54 $65,600 4.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 (7) $14.76 $15.09 $31,380 2.8 %
Legal 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)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 50 (7) $55.22 $60.53 $125,900 8.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 (7) $59.92 $65.29 $135,810 8.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,500 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators (8) (8) $19.00 $20.36 $42,360 19.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 280 0.01% $25.23 $24.97 $51,930 3.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 320 0.01% $17.57 $18.84 $39,180 5.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 560 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers (8) (8) $33.79 $27.51 $57,210 11.7 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 280 0.01% $18.43 $19.70 $40,980 16.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 180 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 (7) $22.70 $23.84 $49,590 7.2 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,140 0.02% $24.29 $26.80 $55,750 1.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 650 0.01% $27.23 $27.73 $57,680 1.4 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 170 (7) $23.61 $23.95 $49,820 2.5 %
Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (8) (8) $9.95 $10.38 $21,590 17.8 %
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 470 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9032 Security Guards 180 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9091 Crossing Guards 170 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
Food Preparation and Serving Related 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (8) (8) $7.79 $8.76 $18,230 6.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (8) (8) $7.70 $8.16 $16,970 3.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 18,690 0.39% $11.70 $12.68 $26,380 1.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 660 0.01% $19.95 $21.82 $45,390 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 8,850 0.19% $10.64 $11.32 $23,540 1.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 460 0.01% $9.94 $10.52 $21,880 7.4 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 130 (7) $12.18 $13.31 $27,690 7.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 8,180 0.17% $12.44 $13.35 $27,760 2.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) (8) $14.21 $14.69 $30,570 2.4 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) (8) $13.48 $12.82 $26,670 7.6 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 80 (7) $13.41 $13.19 $27,430 6.8 %
Personal Care and Service 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (8) (8) $12.26 $12.80 $26,630 9.2 %
Sales and Related 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 88,110 1.86% $24.17 $27.84 $57,920 0.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 990 0.02% $20.07 $23.25 $48,360 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,240 0.03% $35.02 $38.96 $81,040 3.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 520 0.01% $9.30 $10.31 $21,440 3.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 620 0.01% $12.73 $13.38 $27,820 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 540 0.01% $14.20 $15.11 $31,430 4.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 8,330 0.18% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 (7) $21.09 $25.06 $52,120 13.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 28,650 0.60% $27.31 $31.68 $65,880 1.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 3,090 0.07% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 39,210 0.83% $25.60 $29.03 $60,370 1.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) (8) $10.67 $12.05 $25,060 7.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 650 0.01% $39.43 $44.98 $93,550 5.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) (8) $10.23 $10.99 $22,870 2.0 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 470 0.01% $9.60 $12.35 $25,690 7.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $17.07 $19.75 $41,080 7.9 %
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 428,620 9.05% $14.33 $15.36 $31,950 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 22,790 0.48% $23.02 $24.44 $50,840 0.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 (7) $7.68 $10.67 $22,200 10.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 590 0.01% $15.04 $15.23 $31,690 4.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 2,200 0.05% $14.24 $14.85 $30,890 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 91,070 1.92% $15.92 $16.62 $34,570 0.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 12,530 0.26% $16.78 $17.06 $35,490 0.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 670 0.01% $15.13 $15.67 $32,600 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,270 0.13% $14.71 $15.56 $32,370 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 520 0.01% $10.34 $10.91 $22,690 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 920 0.02% $14.13 $14.13 $29,390 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,870 0.04% $17.39 $17.75 $36,920 1.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 22,420 0.47% $12.57 $12.84 $26,700 0.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 260 0.01% $10.74 $11.87 $24,690 6.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 15,490 0.33% $15.52 $17.10 $35,560 0.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) (8) $13.75 $13.79 $28,680 8.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,250 0.05% $18.31 $19.08 $39,680 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,420 0.03% $14.21 $14.53 $30,220 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 9,800 0.21% $13.52 $14.08 $29,280 0.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 (7) $12.17 $12.81 $26,650 4.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 35,600 0.75% $19.22 $20.36 $42,350 0.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 96,850 2.04% $13.03 $13.34 $27,740 0.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 190 (7) $14.61 $14.20 $29,540 15.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 740 0.02% $13.38 $13.98 $29,070 3.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) (8) $16.67 $15.93 $33,140 7.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 102,150 2.16% $11.84 $12.54 $26,090 0.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $13.80 $15.16 $31,530 4.1 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (8) (8) $12.01 $13.20 $27,450 4.8 %
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 3,245,240 68.51% $18.08 $20.44 $42,520 0.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 223,250 4.71% $27.49 $29.28 $60,900 0.3 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (8) (8) $23.93 $24.51 $50,980 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 91,380 1.93% $21.89 $22.92 $47,670 0.8 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 14,420 0.30% $18.75 $20.14 $41,890 1.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 290,950 6.14% $18.50 $20.70 $43,060 0.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 20,770 0.44% $18.34 $20.53 $42,690 2.1 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 9,720 0.21% $17.79 $19.53 $40,630 2.6 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers 7,140 0.15% $15.74 $17.23 $35,830 2.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 41,780 0.88% $19.20 $20.36 $42,350 1.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140,170 2.96% $16.85 $18.59 $38,660 0.8 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 4,480 0.09% $17.61 $19.39 $40,330 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 352,300 7.44% $13.57 $15.20 $31,620 0.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 20,580 0.43% $16.10 $17.47 $36,340 1.5 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 1,340 0.03% $25.92 $25.36 $52,740 5.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 122,940 2.60% $18.98 $21.51 $44,740 0.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 113,740 2.40% $18.21 $19.70 $40,970 0.9 %
47-2082 Tapers 29,290 0.62% $20.88 $21.92 $45,600 1.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 465,090 9.82% $21.69 $23.77 $49,440 0.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 37,260 0.79% $17.83 $19.53 $40,630 1.4 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 24,130 0.51% $15.34 $16.82 $34,980 2.9 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 26,250 0.55% $17.80 $20.00 $41,600 1.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180,430 3.81% $15.46 $17.04 $35,440 0.8 %
47-2142 Paperhangers (8) (8) $17.38 $19.40 $40,360 3.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 11,490 0.24% $16.34 $18.29 $38,050 1.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 323,760 6.83% $21.78 $23.80 $49,510 0.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 39,030 0.82% $17.95 $19.13 $39,800 1.2 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 20,800 0.44% $19.50 $21.74 $45,210 2.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 111,240 2.35% $16.25 $18.02 $37,490 0.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 106,460 2.25% $19.65 $22.00 $45,760 0.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 40,790 0.86% $21.84 $23.70 $49,290 1.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 49,340 1.04% $13.20 $14.26 $29,650 0.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 25,730 0.54% $11.95 $12.61 $26,220 1.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 96,610 2.04% $12.59 $13.04 $27,120 0.7 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 18,220 0.38% $11.23 $11.70 $24,340 0.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 65,080 1.37% $12.73 $13.01 $27,050 0.6 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 18,490 0.39% $11.47 $11.85 $24,660 0.9 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 14,380 0.30% $12.07 $13.01 $27,060 1.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 1,430 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 23,480 0.50% $33.46 $32.69 $67,990 1.2 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 22,000 0.46% $13.54 $14.56 $30,280 1.6 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 1,680 0.04% $17.01 $17.63 $36,670 2.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 220 (7) $15.35 $14.16 $29,460 11.3 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 3,220 0.07% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-4091 Segmental Pavers 820 0.02% $12.29 $13.29 $27,640 4.5 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 16,560 0.35% $14.86 $16.46 $34,240 2.0 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) (8) $24.45 $24.51 $50,980 3.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 70 (7) $20.66 $22.01 $45,770 6.4 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 3,500 0.07% $19.34 $20.43 $42,480 3.7 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 620 0.01% $23.39 $24.36 $50,670 5.8 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other (8) (8) $18.87 $19.95 $41,510 10.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 490 0.01% $12.06 $13.19 $27,430 4.1 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 1,360 0.03% $13.56 $14.97 $31,140 6.8 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 421,880 8.91% $18.30 $19.87 $41,320 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30,980 0.65% $27.47 $29.05 $60,430 0.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 1,080 0.02% $17.14 $17.29 $35,950 5.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 22,120 0.47% $19.57 $21.03 $43,750 1.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) (8) $17.64 $19.09 $39,710 4.9 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment (8) (8) $14.64 $15.39 $32,000 5.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 7,330 0.15% $22.44 $23.23 $48,310 2.7 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (8) (8) $28.16 $26.95 $56,060 6.2 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) (8) $14.32 $14.30 $29,740 4.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 5,570 0.12% $16.17 $16.60 $34,530 3.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 20,710 0.44% $17.88 $19.13 $39,800 1.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 (7) $12.15 $14.29 $29,710 10.5 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 410 0.01% $15.71 $16.52 $34,370 2.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,040 0.02% $16.61 $17.39 $36,170 2.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 5,490 0.12% $18.52 $19.57 $40,700 1.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) (8) $15.16 $15.58 $32,410 4.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 11,030 0.23% $20.02 $21.16 $44,010 1.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) (8) $13.15 $13.73 $28,550 9.0 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 11,370 0.24% $16.33 $17.15 $35,670 2.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) (8) $18.02 $19.15 $39,830 6.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 178,740 3.77% $18.25 $19.63 $40,840 0.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 1,040 0.02% $16.11 $17.91 $37,250 8.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 3,030 0.06% $19.59 $20.60 $42,850 1.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 19,690 0.42% $16.94 $18.19 $37,830 1.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 810 0.02% $17.90 $18.97 $39,450 4.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 13,880 0.29% $20.86 $22.14 $46,050 1.5 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 440 0.01% $22.15 $22.41 $46,610 6.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 6,790 0.14% $25.14 $25.39 $52,820 2.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 29,230 0.62% $18.13 $19.40 $40,350 1.9 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other (8) (8) $19.69 $20.99 $43,660 4.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 190 (7) $18.03 $17.35 $36,080 8.2 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 100 (7) $20.55 $18.24 $37,930 11.8 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers (8) (8) $13.21 $14.02 $29,170 6.8 %
49-9096 Riggers 1,870 0.04% $18.86 $20.29 $42,210 5.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 26,250 0.55% $11.79 $12.39 $25,770 1.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 16,250 0.34% $15.36 $16.97 $35,290 2.1 %
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 (8) (8) $15.64 $16.98 $35,320 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 5,090 0.11% $23.68 $25.03 $52,070 1.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) (8) $12.79 $14.06 $29,250 8.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 10,030 0.21% $16.44 $17.42 $36,230 1.6 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) (8) $12.83 $13.83 $28,760 4.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) (8) $11.73 $12.50 $26,000 2.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) (8) $12.81 $13.78 $28,660 3.6 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 60 (7) $25.26 $24.07 $50,070 6.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 0.01% $14.21 $15.47 $32,190 7.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 (7) $14.84 $15.47 $32,180 5.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $14.35 $15.52 $32,290 13.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 620 0.01% $16.09 $16.55 $34,430 3.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 (7) $14.71 $14.77 $30,720 6.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $12.56 $13.58 $28,250 6.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 26,330 0.56% $16.70 $17.73 $36,880 1.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 890 0.02% $14.56 $15.58 $32,410 8.6 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $13.70 $13.51 $28,090 3.7 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) (8) $18.65 $19.25 $40,050 5.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) (8) $9.47 $10.17 $21,150 8.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) (8) $13.39 $12.98 $27,000 14.1 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 30 (7) $12.20 $12.29 $25,560 10.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 6,960 0.15% $14.65 $15.58 $32,410 2.4 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 220 (7) $14.51 $16.30 $33,910 9.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 570 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) (8) $11.91 $13.53 $28,150 6.0 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 360 0.01% $11.51 $13.91 $28,930 8.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (8) (8) $22.82 $22.72 $47,260 3.8 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) (8) $18.50 $20.49 $42,630 8.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $13.83 $15.38 $31,990 6.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 670 0.01% $14.39 $14.61 $30,400 3.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 330 0.01% $14.14 $17.47 $36,330 15.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,520 0.03% $14.96 $15.97 $33,210 4.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 0.01% $12.13 $12.76 $26,530 4.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,060 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,030 0.02% $13.06 $13.82 $28,740 4.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) (8) $14.45 $15.49 $32,220 8.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 430 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (8) (8) $14.20 $13.90 $28,900 4.7 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 2,130 0.04% $14.40 $15.78 $32,820 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,380 0.05% $11.03 $11.53 $23,970 2.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,110 0.02% $13.60 $14.90 $31,000 5.2 %
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 154,560 3.26% $15.39 $17.12 $35,610 0.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,120 0.02% $20.75 $22.65 $47,120 4.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 3,660 0.08% $25.10 $27.14 $56,450 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 200 (7) $14.14 $14.27 $29,680 5.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 58,100 1.23% $16.24 $17.74 $36,900 0.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 16,350 0.35% $14.28 $15.05 $31,290 0.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 370 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 11,230 0.24% $23.37 $24.71 $51,400 1.9 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators (8) (8) $16.12 $18.37 $38,210 16.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 21,810 0.46% $16.87 $18.70 $38,890 2.0 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators (8) (8) $16.22 $18.86 $39,230 10.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,960 0.08% $14.85 $15.92 $33,110 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 400 0.01% $9.56 $10.67 $22,190 7.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 35,890 0.76% $12.11 $12.77 $26,570 0.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 (7) $11.40 $11.74 $24,430 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 40 (7) $9.43 $9.75 $20,280 2.9 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 380 0.01% $19.55 $20.54 $42,720 5.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 590 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)

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.

(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)

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

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

Download May 2008 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

Recommend this page using: