Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing


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 311000 - Food Manufacturing.

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 311000 - Food Manufacturing is part of: Sectors 31, 32, and 33 - Manufacturing.

NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing consists of:

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NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing

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 1,478,440 100.00% $12.62 $15.40 $32,020 0.6 %
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 43,930 2.97% $41.88 $47.99 $99,810 0.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,730 0.18% (5) $80.94 $168,360 1.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 14,120 0.96% $44.03 $50.27 $104,560 0.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (8) (8) $38.15 $36.98 $76,920 12.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 980 0.07% $53.33 $55.31 $115,050 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 3,450 0.23% $46.73 $51.48 $107,080 1.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 550 0.04% $37.70 $40.50 $84,230 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 530 0.04% $45.87 $46.70 $97,130 2.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,310 0.22% $45.19 $48.57 $101,020 1.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 300 0.02% $40.90 $42.52 $88,430 3.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 140 0.01% $41.69 $44.00 $91,530 4.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 880 0.06% $42.19 $46.44 $96,590 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 10,060 0.68% $36.17 $39.26 $81,670 0.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,160 0.08% $39.80 $42.98 $89,400 2.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,670 0.18% $34.65 $36.13 $75,160 1.0 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 60 (7) $29.02 $30.04 $62,480 4.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 490 0.03% $51.34 $53.95 $112,210 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 0.01% $26.17 $27.89 $58,020 4.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 260 0.02% $52.28 $57.58 $119,760 5.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,840 0.12% $39.03 $43.19 $89,830 3.0 %
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 20,630 1.40% $25.80 $27.91 $58,040 1.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 1,660 0.11% $24.66 $27.01 $56,180 1.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 270 0.02% $20.73 $23.78 $49,470 4.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,220 0.22% $24.48 $25.88 $53,830 1.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 460 0.03% $23.06 $25.14 $52,300 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 0.01% $21.77 $25.13 $52,270 5.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 210 0.01% $22.88 $24.69 $51,340 3.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 830 0.06% $24.89 $25.65 $53,350 1.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 960 0.06% $17.11 $19.01 $39,550 1.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,220 0.08% $25.09 $27.38 $56,950 3.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 910 0.06% $26.61 $28.12 $58,490 1.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 470 0.03% $32.11 $34.26 $71,250 2.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,000 0.20% $25.78 $28.38 $59,020 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 6,110 0.41% $27.80 $29.79 $61,970 1.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 120 0.01% $24.33 $28.81 $59,920 4.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) (8) $31.90 $34.26 $71,260 4.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 110 0.01% $28.21 $30.05 $62,500 4.8 %
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 5,980 0.40% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1021 Computer Programmers 400 0.03% $32.51 $34.11 $70,950 3.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 540 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 230 0.02% $52.03 $52.39 $108,980 5.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,020 0.07% $21.98 $22.50 $46,800 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 2,200 0.15% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1061 Database Administrators 150 0.01% $33.59 $33.30 $69,270 4.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 970 0.07% $29.47 $30.90 $64,270 1.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 240 0.02% $31.28 $33.61 $69,910 4.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 160 0.01% $29.84 $31.45 $65,420 3.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 60 (7) $33.55 $40.53 $84,300 10.4 %
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 6,520 0.44% $31.89 $32.68 $67,980 1.2 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 470 0.03% $34.06 $35.47 $73,780 1.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 170 0.01% $39.17 $41.14 $85,570 5.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 100 0.01% $39.73 $40.22 $83,660 2.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 100 0.01% $34.78 $34.60 $71,980 2.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 170 0.01% $30.84 $31.88 $66,300 2.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 3,150 0.21% $35.68 $36.16 $75,200 1.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 320 0.02% $29.99 $31.71 $65,950 4.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 380 0.03% $39.89 $42.41 $88,220 2.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 (7) $21.98 $22.33 $46,450 3.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 270 0.02% $23.59 $23.76 $49,420 2.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,150 0.08% $19.51 $20.59 $42,820 2.2 %
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 13,850 0.94% $21.30 $24.32 $50,580 1.4 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 110 0.01% $21.57 $25.39 $52,810 6.4 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 5,290 0.36% $27.05 $29.39 $61,120 2.5 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists (8) (8) $17.97 $20.42 $42,480 9.7 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 130 0.01% $25.56 $28.56 $59,400 5.9 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 40 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2031 Chemists 650 0.04% $30.53 $33.34 $69,340 2.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 (7) $27.18 $31.44 $65,400 7.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 970 0.07% $29.06 $30.98 $64,450 2.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 5,350 0.36% $16.13 $17.35 $36,080 1.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 100 0.01% $14.39 $15.54 $32,330 5.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 690 0.05% $20.54 $20.44 $42,510 1.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 90 0.01% $15.03 $16.42 $34,160 5.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 150 0.01% $16.28 $17.91 $37,260 4.7 %
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) $18.75 $19.97 $41,530 4.3 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 (7) $18.54 $19.09 $39,720 3.8 %
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 70 (7) $58.78 $59.04 $122,800 6.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 (7) $66.66 $68.70 $142,900 5.9 %
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 980 0.07% $20.58 $22.36 $46,510 2.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 560 0.04% $20.34 $22.50 $46,800 2.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 (7) $12.12 $14.69 $30,550 9.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 230 0.02% $26.58 $26.22 $54,540 3.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 (7) $14.38 $14.60 $30,360 2.5 %
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 1,820 0.12% $20.91 $22.91 $47,650 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 340 0.02% $24.19 $24.75 $51,480 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 40 (7) $14.14 $15.39 $32,020 4.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 260 0.02% $16.70 $16.86 $35,080 1.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 820 0.06% $23.57 $24.55 $51,060 4.7 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 210 0.01% $18.60 $19.37 $40,290 2.6 %
Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 80 0.01% $11.61 $12.55 $26,100 5.6 %
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 1,870 0.13% $11.04 $11.76 $24,460 1.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,830 0.12% $10.98 $11.55 $24,020 1.0 %
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 31,540 2.13% $9.05 $10.02 $20,850 0.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 630 0.04% $16.84 $19.37 $40,280 4.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,100 0.14% $14.75 $16.15 $33,590 1.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 850 0.06% $8.62 $9.15 $19,040 4.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 0.01% $13.24 $14.66 $30,490 7.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 920 0.06% $10.80 $11.25 $23,400 2.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 0.01% $10.40 $10.32 $21,470 4.1 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 240 0.02% $12.10 $13.12 $27,290 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 8,400 0.57% $9.25 $9.73 $20,240 1.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6,740 0.46% $8.24 $8.83 $18,380 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 8,810 0.60% $8.78 $9.12 $18,970 1.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 490 0.03% $8.51 $9.31 $19,360 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 0.01% $10.40 $10.58 $22,010 11.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 60 (7) $10.10 $10.50 $21,840 4.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,700 0.11% $8.51 $8.71 $18,120 1.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) $8.18 $8.11 $16,860 3.2 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 110 0.01% $9.61 $10.27 $21,370 4.3 %
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 23,650 1.60% $11.25 $12.18 $25,320 0.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 1,180 0.08% $18.77 $19.80 $41,180 1.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,740 1.47% $10.98 $11.71 $24,360 0.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 90 0.01% $11.87 $11.55 $24,020 4.4 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 100 0.01% $11.66 $12.59 $26,190 6.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 260 0.02% $15.02 $16.05 $33,380 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 250 0.02% $11.30 $11.72 $24,380 1.6 %
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 120 0.01% $9.77 $10.87 $22,610 4.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 (7) $12.00 $12.41 $25,820 4.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 60 (7) $8.25 $8.43 $17,530 3.5 %
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 52,430 3.55% $11.33 $17.76 $36,950 2.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,560 0.17% $16.20 $18.21 $37,880 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,100 0.07% $30.84 $34.92 $72,640 2.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 13,120 0.89% $8.44 $8.88 $18,470 0.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 790 0.05% $8.68 $9.39 $19,530 4.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 15,730 1.06% $9.04 $10.04 $20,890 1.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 170 0.01% $25.30 $26.42 $54,960 4.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 420 0.03% $28.19 $30.29 $63,010 6.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 17,580 1.19% $25.82 $30.09 $62,600 2.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 280 0.02% $10.77 $11.37 $23,640 3.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 550 0.04% $18.43 $19.88 $41,340 5.1 %
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 103,640 7.01% $14.58 $15.55 $32,340 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 6,160 0.42% $23.19 $24.23 $50,410 1.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 (7) $11.90 $13.03 $27,110 5.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 160 0.01% $15.56 $16.13 $33,550 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 4,060 0.27% $14.06 $14.47 $30,100 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 11,980 0.81% $15.52 $16.09 $33,470 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,670 0.18% $16.50 $16.78 $34,910 0.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 610 0.04% $15.96 $16.51 $34,340 2.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 (7) $17.02 $17.82 $37,070 4.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 7,790 0.53% $14.51 $15.18 $31,580 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 0.01% $14.32 $14.41 $29,970 5.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 2,980 0.20% $13.65 $13.94 $28,980 1.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 2,910 0.20% $15.76 $16.43 $34,170 0.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,360 0.16% $12.40 $12.64 $26,290 0.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 280 0.02% $16.87 $17.25 $35,880 1.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 220 0.01% $13.27 $13.58 $28,250 4.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 (7) $12.79 $13.81 $28,730 5.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 340 0.02% $15.68 $16.31 $33,920 1.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 7,110 0.48% $18.25 $18.90 $39,320 1.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 17,900 1.21% $13.74 $14.32 $29,800 0.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 9,770 0.66% $12.53 $13.05 $27,130 1.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 5,400 0.37% $12.39 $13.17 $27,400 0.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 4,750 0.32% $18.86 $19.59 $40,760 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,570 0.31% $14.28 $14.63 $30,440 0.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 170 0.01% $17.56 $17.75 $36,920 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 290 0.02% $11.88 $12.56 $26,130 2.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 (7) $13.31 $14.10 $29,320 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 10,340 0.70% $12.41 $12.97 $26,970 0.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 450 0.03% $14.70 $15.50 $32,230 2.0 %
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 19,320 1.31% $10.63 $11.81 $24,560 1.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 1,020 0.07% $20.97 $22.32 $46,420 2.6 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 1,200 0.08% $14.94 $16.74 $34,810 3.6 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 240 0.02% $11.85 $13.86 $28,830 6.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 8,800 0.60% $9.71 $10.28 $21,390 1.0 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 720 0.05% $11.13 $12.39 $25,770 5.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 830 0.06% $8.41 $9.20 $19,150 3.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 5,720 0.39% $11.02 $11.30 $23,500 1.9 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 150 0.01% $12.13 $13.25 $27,560 10.1 %
45-3011 Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 630 0.04% $13.40 $12.71 $26,430 3.7 %
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 4,410 0.30% $22.07 $22.82 $47,470 0.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 50 (7) $28.55 $29.03 $60,390 2.3 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 50 (7) $17.29 $17.70 $36,820 9.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 50 (7) $17.67 $19.62 $40,810 7.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 3,880 0.26% $22.13 $22.96 $47,750 1.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 0.01% $14.94 $16.88 $35,100 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 0.01% $24.76 $25.43 $52,900 2.5 %
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 86,130 5.83% $18.77 $19.62 $40,800 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8,210 0.56% $28.15 $28.81 $59,920 0.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 490 0.03% $22.11 $22.26 $46,300 2.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 170 0.01% $18.54 $18.34 $38,140 2.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,540 0.17% $17.77 $18.41 $38,290 1.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 200 0.01% $17.41 $17.30 $35,990 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 0.01% $19.85 $21.41 $44,540 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 650 0.04% $18.34 $18.73 $38,950 1.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 28,470 1.93% $19.01 $19.59 $40,750 0.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,820 2.56% $17.66 $18.03 $37,500 0.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 5,330 0.36% $15.70 $16.77 $34,880 1.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 460 0.03% $24.57 $25.43 $52,890 4.8 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 60 (7) $23.76 $24.47 $50,910 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 440 0.03% $13.92 $14.16 $29,460 2.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 650 0.04% $22.60 $22.45 $46,690 2.5 %
Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 796,390 53.87% $11.76 $13.03 $27,090 0.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 46,190 3.12% $22.33 $23.49 $48,860 0.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 30,840 2.09% $11.80 $12.65 $26,310 1.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 2,150 0.15% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3011 Bakers 50,480 3.41% $11.44 $12.35 $25,680 1.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 14,070 0.95% $11.61 $12.30 $25,580 1.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 127,570 8.63% $10.51 $10.61 $22,070 0.7 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 92,730 6.27% $11.08 $11.18 $23,240 0.9 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 13,740 0.93% $13.22 $13.80 $28,700 1.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 79,830 5.40% $12.06 $13.01 $27,050 0.8 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 26,540 1.80% $11.76 $12.27 $25,510 1.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 0.01% $19.08 $19.49 $40,550 2.4 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 (7) $21.05 $20.24 $42,100 4.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 (7) $14.07 $13.96 $29,030 3.0 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $16.36 $16.53 $34,380 2.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 0.01% $14.93 $15.83 $32,920 9.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 0.01% $12.43 $12.36 $25,720 1.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 (7) $12.17 $13.55 $28,190 7.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,870 0.13% $14.97 $16.57 $34,460 5.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 (7) $17.67 $17.16 $35,690 7.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 240 0.02% $18.57 $18.73 $38,960 3.0 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 100 0.01% $12.32 $13.15 $27,360 2.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) (8) $12.12 $13.60 $28,280 9.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 530 0.04% $12.55 $13.39 $27,850 7.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 240 0.02% $11.14 $11.15 $23,200 1.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 (7) $8.88 $9.03 $18,780 5.4 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 40 (7) $22.08 $23.92 $49,760 8.7 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 120 0.01% $25.51 $25.26 $52,540 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 660 0.04% $20.29 $20.79 $43,250 1.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 1,260 0.09% $12.72 $13.52 $28,120 2.9 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 180 0.01% $21.32 $21.25 $44,190 2.7 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $21.62 $20.82 $43,310 4.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 10,900 0.74% $15.90 $16.06 $33,390 1.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7,660 0.52% $13.73 $14.30 $29,750 1.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 25,280 1.71% $14.01 $14.50 $30,160 1.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 560 0.04% $9.73 $9.98 $20,760 2.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 12,750 0.86% $12.02 $12.56 $26,120 1.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 9,940 0.67% $13.60 $14.04 $29,210 1.4 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 530 0.04% $15.71 $15.89 $33,050 2.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 26,940 1.82% $13.02 $14.21 $29,560 1.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 103,820 7.02% $12.31 $13.18 $27,400 0.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 0.01% $15.39 $15.12 $31,460 3.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 1,250 0.08% $10.10 $11.44 $23,800 4.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 9,510 0.64% $11.13 $11.90 $24,740 1.2 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 7,840 0.53% $12.00 $13.02 $27,090 1.5 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 320 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,440 0.10% $11.94 $13.05 $27,140 2.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 57,110 3.86% $10.61 $11.22 $23,340 1.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 29,550 2.00% $12.39 $13.37 $27,800 1.2 %
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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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 264,990 17.92% $12.17 $13.44 $27,960 0.5 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 50 (7) $27.49 $28.39 $59,050 9.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 4,830 0.33% $20.49 $21.24 $44,170 0.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 5,060 0.34% $25.81 $26.27 $54,640 0.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 70 (7) (4) (4) $70,170 10.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 13,780 0.93% $15.40 $16.51 $34,340 1.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 23,760 1.61% $17.01 $17.68 $36,780 0.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 12,920 0.87% $13.25 $14.18 $29,500 1.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 (7) $10.63 $11.91 $24,770 4.5 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 150 0.01% $16.81 $16.55 $34,430 7.1 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 120 0.01% $33.84 $35.90 $74,660 3.9 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 150 0.01% $26.07 $29.78 $61,950 16.8 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 90 0.01% $12.90 $13.29 $27,650 2.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 5,150 0.35% $13.44 $13.86 $28,840 1.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 0.01% $18.71 $19.43 $40,420 5.9 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 30 (7) $16.41 $17.00 $35,350 5.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 38,950 2.63% $13.94 $14.36 $29,870 0.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 19,410 1.31% $11.42 $12.07 $25,100 0.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 59,810 4.05% $11.15 $11.90 $24,740 0.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 14,040 0.95% $11.31 $11.96 $24,870 1.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 64,260 4.35% $10.12 $10.90 $22,660 0.8 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 140 0.01% $14.64 $15.95 $33,170 5.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 410 0.03% $13.70 $13.61 $28,320 2.9 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 270 0.02% $17.10 $17.61 $36,630 3.4 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 1,280 0.09% $12.33 $13.66 $28,410 4.0 %

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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