Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 325000 - Chemical 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 325000 - Chemical 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 325000 - Chemical Manufacturing is part of: Sectors 31, 32, and 33 - Manufacturing.

NAICS 325000 - Chemical Manufacturing consists of:

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NAICS 325000 - Chemical 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 854,940 100.00% $21.58 $25.82 $53,700 1.3 %
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 68,130 7.97% $52.89 $57.94 $120,520 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 3,420 0.40% (5) $90.12 $187,440 2.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 14,100 1.65% $59.33 $64.95 $135,100 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 0.01% $36.83 $43.65 $90,800 6.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 3,440 0.40% $57.04 $59.92 $124,630 2.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 3,630 0.42% $54.35 $57.61 $119,830 2.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 360 0.04% $46.99 $50.90 $105,870 7.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,570 0.18% $44.19 $45.90 $95,470 1.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 3,560 0.42% $54.60 $56.02 $116,510 1.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,460 0.52% $51.07 $55.03 $114,460 1.5 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 970 0.11% $44.28 $46.86 $97,480 1.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 570 0.07% $48.11 $49.63 $103,230 3.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 980 0.11% $47.63 $50.64 $105,320 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 12,260 1.43% $43.41 $47.10 $97,960 1.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,910 0.22% $45.25 $47.32 $98,430 1.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,040 0.24% $38.18 $40.34 $83,910 1.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 340 0.04% $45.63 $56.15 $116,790 12.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 4,180 0.49% $54.17 $57.19 $118,960 1.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 0.02% $51.43 $56.15 $116,800 6.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 5,660 0.66% $67.12 $70.25 $146,130 4.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 4,410 0.52% $50.27 $52.16 $108,500 3.9 %
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 37,780 4.42% $29.95 $31.52 $65,550 1.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 110 0.01% $23.46 $24.18 $50,290 7.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 210 0.02% $26.58 $28.39 $59,040 4.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 6,370 0.75% $26.55 $27.71 $57,640 0.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 3,910 0.46% $29.77 $31.15 $64,800 2.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 0.03% $28.02 $27.80 $57,830 2.5 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 50 0.01% $35.42 $34.27 $71,290 4.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 450 0.05% $29.42 $32.02 $66,610 6.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,430 0.17% $28.12 $28.87 $60,050 1.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,290 0.27% $28.08 $28.86 $60,030 1.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,340 0.16% $29.04 $30.37 $63,170 1.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 2,190 0.26% $31.23 $32.39 $67,360 1.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 2,860 0.33% $35.60 $37.83 $78,690 3.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 120 0.01% $23.98 $25.94 $53,960 5.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 6,950 0.81% $31.70 $33.19 $69,030 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,740 0.91% $30.13 $31.93 $66,420 1.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 200 0.02% $33.62 $34.35 $71,440 3.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 130 0.02% $26.93 $29.36 $61,060 3.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 990 0.12% $35.76 $36.03 $74,940 1.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 200 0.02% $29.46 $30.63 $63,710 3.5 %
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 19,970 2.34% $35.93 $36.61 $76,140 1.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 130 0.02% $44.35 $45.61 $94,880 5.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,340 0.27% $37.12 $37.14 $77,260 2.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 3,460 0.40% $40.45 $41.09 $85,460 2.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 810 0.09% $44.83 $44.78 $93,130 2.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,510 0.29% $22.52 $23.23 $48,320 1.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 3,130 0.37% $37.16 $37.65 $78,320 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,310 0.15% $32.31 $33.86 $70,420 2.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,170 0.25% $34.47 $34.82 $72,420 1.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 1,100 0.13% $35.75 $37.05 $77,060 2.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 740 0.09% $36.30 $36.90 $76,760 2.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 920 0.11% $41.12 $40.98 $85,240 4.4 %
15-2041 Statisticians 1,340 0.16% $43.26 $42.96 $89,360 4.1 %
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 37,240 4.36% $36.41 $37.42 $77,840 0.9 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 2,530 0.30% $36.76 $37.96 $78,960 4.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 9,720 1.14% $41.36 $42.84 $89,110 1.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 270 0.03% $37.21 $39.11 $81,350 4.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 50 0.01% $37.33 $38.27 $79,600 3.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 710 0.08% $40.77 $40.96 $85,190 2.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 150 0.02% $36.58 $38.99 $81,100 6.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 610 0.07% $37.58 $37.40 $77,800 1.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 2,360 0.28% $36.32 $37.02 $76,990 1.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 8,640 1.01% $37.59 $38.12 $79,290 1.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 400 0.05% $39.63 $40.14 $83,490 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 2,340 0.27% $36.51 $37.00 $76,960 1.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (8) (8) $34.90 $33.77 $70,240 5.0 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 30 (7) $43.46 $45.53 $94,700 5.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (8) (8) $51.75 $60.62 $126,100 11.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 2,000 0.23% $39.90 $40.36 $83,960 3.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 0.01% $22.77 $24.23 $50,390 3.3 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 70 0.01% $24.62 $25.32 $52,670 3.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,300 0.15% $27.74 $27.21 $56,590 1.8 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 70 0.01% $25.04 $23.52 $48,910 5.7 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 390 0.05% $22.79 $24.79 $51,570 4.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 3,590 0.42% $24.97 $25.55 $53,140 1.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 480 0.06% $25.80 $25.32 $52,660 2.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 900 0.11% $28.49 $28.54 $59,370 2.6 %
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 95,180 11.13% $28.94 $32.21 $66,990 1.9 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 40 (7) $28.95 $32.17 $66,910 11.1 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 200 0.02% $30.60 $32.47 $67,540 4.9 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 50 0.01% $31.69 $35.40 $73,630 7.3 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 7,220 0.84% $42.17 $45.22 $94,060 3.4 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 3,460 0.40% $30.88 $33.26 $69,180 2.9 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 850 0.10% $32.18 $33.62 $69,940 4.2 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 14,300 1.67% $42.12 $44.35 $92,260 5.4 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 640 0.07% $34.78 $38.25 $79,560 7.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 29,300 3.43% $31.68 $33.55 $69,780 1.1 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 2,220 0.26% $36.53 $37.65 $78,310 1.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 450 0.05% $28.37 $30.83 $64,130 4.6 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 620 0.07% $41.71 $42.17 $87,720 3.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 2,370 0.28% $31.02 $33.07 $68,790 2.5 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 190 0.02% $17.57 $18.60 $38,680 5.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 5,880 0.69% $19.70 $20.61 $42,860 3.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 25,860 3.02% $22.03 $22.38 $46,560 1.1 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 70 0.01% $35.01 $35.63 $74,110 5.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 230 0.03% $19.72 $21.29 $44,290 2.5 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 940 0.11% $22.55 $22.88 $47,600 3.2 %
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 1,350 0.16% $45.09 $55.02 $114,430 7.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 910 0.11% $64.71 $68.42 $142,310 8.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 310 0.04% $26.57 $26.89 $55,930 7.4 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 130 0.02% $28.06 $28.68 $59,650 6.8 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 130 0.02% $23.98 $27.40 $56,980 8.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 0.01% $27.04 $30.10 $62,610 6.9 %
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 3,200 0.37% $26.68 $28.24 $58,750 2.8 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 (7) $39.29 $38.50 $80,080 4.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 100 0.01% $25.13 $25.02 $52,050 3.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 740 0.09% $21.20 $22.26 $46,310 1.7 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 50 0.01% $34.26 $32.51 $67,610 3.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 750 0.09% $27.99 $30.30 $63,020 4.3 %
27-3041 Editors 130 0.02% $23.84 $27.53 $57,260 15.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,280 0.15% $28.92 $30.20 $62,810 3.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 60 0.01% $30.79 $33.58 $69,840 9.4 %
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 4,100 0.48% $26.78 $28.39 $59,040 1.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 70 0.01% $35.83 $38.48 $80,030 12.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 0.01% $73.79 $72.37 $150,520 11.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 330 0.04% $30.55 $30.56 $63,570 1.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 0.01% $43.21 $47.24 $98,250 4.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 400 0.05% $24.79 $25.04 $52,080 4.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 720 0.08% $18.35 $21.59 $44,910 7.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 80 0.01% $14.38 $14.49 $30,130 2.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 290 0.03% $17.00 $17.14 $35,660 3.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 0.01% $21.91 $27.08 $56,320 21.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,630 0.19% $30.98 $31.30 $65,110 1.1 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 160 0.02% $21.95 $23.08 $48,000 3.1 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 110 0.01% $29.01 $33.23 $69,120 11.3 %
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 420 0.05% $15.05 $16.07 $33,430 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 40 (7) $12.30 $12.79 $26,610 6.0 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 240 0.03% $16.77 $17.62 $36,650 7.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 0.01% $11.20 $13.14 $27,330 10.9 %
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 1,710 0.20% $16.03 $17.22 $35,810 3.1 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 160 0.02% $26.01 $28.12 $58,480 4.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 80 0.01% $20.78 $20.83 $43,330 6.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,300 0.15% $14.31 $15.02 $31,250 3.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 160 0.02% $21.77 $21.81 $45,370 2.7 %
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 80 0.01% $12.71 $13.15 $27,360 3.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 40 (7) $12.67 $12.49 $25,970 2.2 %
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 5,000 0.58% $12.19 $13.22 $27,490 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 0.01% $22.38 $22.48 $46,760 5.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4,690 0.55% $12.06 $12.92 $26,870 0.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 40 (7) $10.50 $10.95 $22,770 4.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 120 0.01% $13.71 $14.51 $30,190 4.3 %
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) $14.07 $15.18 $31,570 11.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) (8) $13.73 $14.21 $29,560 15.1 %
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 26,890 3.15% $31.48 $34.98 $72,750 1.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 60 0.01% $18.13 $22.19 $46,150 6.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,910 0.22% $38.43 $41.50 $86,330 2.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 390 0.05% $11.97 $13.15 $27,340 4.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 550 0.06% $31.43 $35.35 $73,530 9.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 9,900 1.16% $34.93 $37.93 $78,890 1.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 13,180 1.54% $29.12 $33.10 $68,850 1.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 0.01% $12.96 $14.54 $30,250 9.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 120 0.01% $35.94 $37.83 $78,690 5.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 70 0.01% $11.31 $11.70 $24,330 2.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 600 0.07% $23.37 $27.14 $56,450 13.3 %
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 94,050 11.00% $17.05 $18.14 $37,730 0.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 5,590 0.65% $25.63 $26.80 $55,740 0.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 (7) $13.50 $13.67 $28,440 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 0.03% $17.37 $17.84 $37,110 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 830 0.10% $15.99 $16.41 $34,130 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 9,270 1.08% $17.43 $18.02 $37,480 0.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 600 0.07% $18.06 $18.12 $37,690 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 1,420 0.17% $17.08 $17.39 $36,180 1.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 0.01% $18.17 $18.39 $38,250 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 10,640 1.24% $17.05 $17.64 $36,690 0.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 440 0.05% $13.48 $14.34 $29,820 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 2,690 0.31% $14.72 $15.14 $31,490 1.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 600 0.07% $18.10 $18.49 $38,450 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,540 0.30% $13.15 $13.39 $27,850 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 330 0.04% $18.99 $20.53 $42,690 5.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 30 (7) $17.80 $18.71 $38,910 9.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 0.01% $13.02 $14.49 $30,140 5.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 0.03% $18.12 $19.74 $41,050 4.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 8,940 1.05% $21.78 $22.37 $46,540 1.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 14,590 1.71% $15.13 $15.80 $32,870 0.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5,110 0.60% $14.22 $15.01 $31,230 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,370 0.16% $15.65 $16.58 $34,480 2.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 11,210 1.31% $21.39 $22.05 $45,860 1.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 140 0.02% $23.87 $23.96 $49,850 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 7,300 0.85% $15.91 $16.38 $34,060 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 200 0.02% $19.54 $20.32 $42,260 2.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 330 0.04% $13.90 $14.59 $30,350 2.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 140 0.02% $15.82 $16.70 $34,740 4.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 (7) $25.11 $23.34 $48,540 3.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 200 0.02% $12.99 $13.23 $27,510 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 8,360 0.98% $13.52 $14.13 $29,400 0.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 110 0.01% $15.25 $15.29 $31,810 5.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 280 0.03% $15.63 $16.17 $33,630 2.7 %
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 350 0.04% $14.86 $15.51 $32,270 4.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 (7) $23.43 $22.62 $47,050 5.9 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 130 0.02% $16.54 $16.98 $35,320 9.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 0.01% $10.09 $11.25 $23,410 10.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 0.01% $11.51 $11.32 $23,540 8.3 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.42 $14.22 $29,570 9.1 %
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 6,720 0.79% $24.88 $24.98 $51,960 1.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 230 0.03% $33.56 $34.13 $71,000 4.3 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 130 0.02% $27.54 $26.71 $55,550 2.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 280 0.03% $23.01 $22.74 $47,310 6.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (8) (8) $17.71 $19.45 $40,460 10.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 4,030 0.47% $25.38 $25.38 $52,790 1.4 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) (8) $15.82 $17.20 $35,780 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 0.02% $18.77 $19.56 $40,690 6.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,090 0.13% $26.63 $26.30 $54,710 2.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 0.01% $21.52 $21.58 $44,890 7.9 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 180 0.02% $23.74 $24.53 $51,020 8.2 %
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 58,680 6.86% $22.79 $23.25 $48,360 0.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 6,150 0.72% $32.01 $32.37 $67,320 0.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 260 0.03% $18.38 $18.90 $39,300 5.6 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 500 0.06% $18.92 $19.49 $40,540 2.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 4,120 0.48% $24.37 $24.13 $50,190 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 410 0.05% $21.90 $20.89 $43,460 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) (8) $18.10 $18.82 $39,150 4.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 200 0.02% $25.14 $23.62 $49,120 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 470 0.05% $24.30 $23.91 $49,740 3.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 18,890 2.21% $22.83 $23.06 $47,970 0.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 21,210 2.48% $21.28 $21.36 $44,430 0.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 3,460 0.40% $18.94 $19.62 $40,810 3.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 1,120 0.13% $25.39 $24.72 $51,420 5.5 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 990 0.12% $25.20 $25.94 $53,950 4.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 0.03% $11.41 $12.58 $26,160 4.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 450 0.05% $20.96 $20.08 $41,770 5.2 %
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 333,480 39.01% $17.32 $18.68 $38,850 0.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 32,190 3.77% $28.33 $29.38 $61,120 0.7 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 40 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 130 0.02% $11.30 $12.84 $26,700 8.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 18,480 2.16% $11.88 $12.87 $26,760 1.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 3,200 0.37% $11.98 $13.47 $28,020 4.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 0.01% $19.35 $18.68 $38,850 4.7 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 100 0.01% $18.92 $19.69 $40,950 3.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,920 0.69% $14.18 $14.93 $31,050 2.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 0.01% $15.95 $15.77 $32,800 5.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 0.03% $13.43 $13.33 $27,720 4.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 0.02% $11.32 $12.14 $25,240 6.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 0.01% $14.82 $15.28 $31,770 8.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 2,830 0.33% $19.10 $19.70 $40,970 2.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,730 0.44% $12.62 $15.35 $31,920 9.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 0.04% $11.32 $13.29 $27,650 11.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 190 0.02% $26.52 $25.21 $52,440 3.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 840 0.10% $18.21 $19.30 $40,140 3.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 (7) $15.73 $15.13 $31,480 6.6 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $14.44 $15.06 $31,320 6.4 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 60 0.01% $11.94 $13.61 $28,300 3.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 0.01% $22.02 $21.51 $44,740 3.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 890 0.10% $16.04 $16.56 $34,440 4.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) (8) $13.59 $13.61 $28,300 10.9 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 0.01% $12.99 $12.86 $26,750 4.4 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,470 0.17% $12.08 $13.21 $27,470 4.4 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 1,640 0.19% $15.94 $16.18 $33,650 1.9 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 70 0.01% $10.70 $11.47 $23,860 11.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 130 0.02% $23.37 $24.20 $50,340 3.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 720 0.08% $24.40 $24.27 $50,480 1.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 420 0.05% $22.83 $23.14 $48,140 1.9 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 38,160 4.46% $25.41 $25.12 $52,250 0.8 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 1,640 0.19% $26.47 $26.07 $54,220 6.0 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) (8) $27.52 $26.48 $55,070 2.5 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 610 0.07% $20.82 $22.27 $46,320 6.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 39,790 4.65% $21.92 $21.76 $45,270 0.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 8,750 1.02% $18.61 $19.42 $40,380 1.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 740 0.09% $14.31 $14.61 $30,380 3.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 (7) $11.38 $12.15 $25,260 8.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 59,860 7.00% $15.59 $16.15 $33,580 0.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,110 0.13% $15.06 $15.90 $33,080 2.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 10,930 1.28% $13.92 $14.62 $30,400 2.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 680 0.08% $14.68 $15.94 $33,150 5.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 19,970 2.34% $16.41 $17.54 $36,480 0.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 49,180 5.75% $12.95 $13.83 $28,770 1.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,440 0.29% $14.65 $15.03 $31,260 2.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 220 0.03% $12.62 $14.58 $30,320 17.5 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 150 0.02% $13.99 $14.94 $31,080 4.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,100 0.13% $12.07 $13.08 $27,210 2.2 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 330 0.04% $14.17 $14.74 $30,660 6.2 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $14.15 $14.45 $30,060 6.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 9,670 1.13% $11.25 $12.28 $25,550 1.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 9,790 1.15% $15.14 $16.16 $33,610 1.9 %
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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 60,330 7.06% $13.95 $15.19 $31,600 0.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,870 0.22% $21.81 $22.78 $47,390 1.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,440 0.17% $26.66 $27.32 $56,830 1.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 280 0.03% $16.93 $16.26 $33,820 4.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 7,550 0.88% $18.58 $19.60 $40,770 1.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 2,420 0.28% $13.93 $14.55 $30,270 2.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 (7) $13.84 $14.14 $29,400 8.0 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 60 0.01% $19.07 $19.38 $40,320 3.8 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 30 (7) $15.36 $17.86 $37,150 9.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 310 0.04% $14.61 $15.28 $31,790 4.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 150 0.02% $17.84 $19.49 $40,540 11.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 11,470 1.34% $15.02 $15.78 $32,810 0.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 530 0.06% $13.73 $14.73 $30,630 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 14,230 1.66% $12.93 $13.85 $28,800 1.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 5,030 0.59% $10.99 $11.81 $24,570 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 12,680 1.48% $10.60 $11.78 $24,500 2.4 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 260 0.03% $21.33 $20.70 $43,060 7.3 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 730 0.09% $20.30 $20.25 $42,110 2.3 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 280 0.03% $18.47 $19.11 $39,740 3.1 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 300 0.04% $14.78 $14.23 $29,600 9.4 %

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.

(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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