Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 333000 - Machinery 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 333000 - Machinery 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 333000 - Machinery Manufacturing is part of: Sectors 31, 32, and 33 - Manufacturing.

NAICS 333000 - Machinery Manufacturing consists of:

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NAICS 333000 - Machinery 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 1,181,070 100.00% $18.01 $21.64 $45,020 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 69,520 5.89% $47.46 $53.08 $110,400 0.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 4,510 0.38% $76.30 $78.51 $163,310 1.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 19,100 1.62% $52.19 $59.15 $123,040 0.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 210 0.02% $55.92 $56.09 $116,660 8.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 3,130 0.27% $49.11 $53.31 $110,890 2.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 5,550 0.47% $46.78 $51.73 $107,600 1.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 0.01% $43.57 $50.39 $104,810 8.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 770 0.07% $38.50 $41.03 $85,340 6.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,820 0.24% $48.82 $51.17 $106,440 1.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 4,960 0.42% $46.65 $50.44 $104,920 1.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 760 0.06% $38.31 $40.88 $85,040 1.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 140 0.01% $44.38 $46.86 $97,470 4.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 720 0.06% $46.23 $49.54 $103,050 2.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 11,410 0.97% $39.89 $43.20 $89,850 0.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 3,090 0.26% $39.63 $41.79 $86,910 1.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 480 0.04% $45.50 $46.31 $96,330 2.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 9,560 0.81% $48.06 $50.85 $105,760 1.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 2,080 0.18% $43.73 $47.66 $99,130 5.1 %
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 40,590 3.44% $26.63 $28.69 $59,670 1.2 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 60 0.01% $23.64 $26.19 $54,470 11.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 370 0.03% $26.67 $30.73 $63,930 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 14,020 1.19% $23.87 $25.06 $52,110 0.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 300 0.03% $26.14 $27.85 $57,930 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 3,510 0.30% $26.29 $28.09 $58,420 1.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 200 0.02% $26.79 $28.02 $58,270 1.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,430 0.12% $24.81 $26.42 $54,940 1.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,100 0.09% $26.55 $27.18 $56,530 1.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,370 0.12% $27.73 $28.96 $60,240 1.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 930 0.08% $29.94 $31.65 $65,840 2.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,290 0.11% $34.57 $36.88 $76,710 2.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 (7) $24.02 $23.63 $49,160 4.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 4,500 0.38% $31.54 $34.16 $71,050 4.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 9,570 0.81% $27.96 $29.65 $61,680 0.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 170 0.01% $32.10 $33.45 $69,570 2.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 230 0.02% $24.66 $26.63 $55,390 2.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,090 0.09% $33.96 $35.72 $74,290 1.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 350 0.03% $28.46 $31.63 $65,780 4.4 %
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 19,930 1.69% $32.24 $33.32 $69,300 1.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 3,240 0.27% $30.48 $31.11 $64,700 1.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 5,340 0.45% $38.44 $39.09 $81,300 1.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,570 0.13% $40.57 $41.64 $86,610 1.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 3,770 0.32% $22.14 $22.83 $47,490 1.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,620 0.14% $37.34 $38.39 $79,850 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 260 0.02% $30.29 $31.10 $64,690 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,590 0.22% $29.11 $30.19 $62,790 0.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 890 0.08% $35.33 $36.11 $75,110 3.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 460 0.04% $33.03 $33.65 $70,000 5.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 150 0.01% $37.70 $37.14 $77,250 4.9 %
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 100,040 8.47% $29.39 $30.85 $64,170 0.9 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 370 0.03% $29.74 $30.53 $63,500 1.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 510 0.04% $35.01 $36.04 $74,960 2.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 200 0.02% $35.72 $38.70 $80,490 4.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 530 0.04% $41.05 $43.84 $91,180 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 9,340 0.79% $35.39 $36.49 $75,900 1.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 2,530 0.21% $39.76 $41.44 $86,180 3.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 160 0.01% $38.79 $39.44 $82,040 3.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 530 0.04% $33.76 $34.86 $72,510 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 16,150 1.37% $32.08 $33.08 $68,800 0.8 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,250 0.11% $39.46 $39.78 $82,740 3.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 29,390 2.49% $31.94 $33.38 $69,430 1.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 5,420 0.46% $36.90 $37.56 $78,120 3.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 730 0.06% $23.42 $25.40 $52,840 3.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 13,130 1.11% $22.07 $22.63 $47,080 0.6 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 540 0.05% $19.57 $20.98 $43,650 3.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 4,510 0.38% $22.98 $23.63 $49,150 1.3 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 440 0.04% $19.70 $21.31 $44,310 4.2 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 (7) $23.74 $26.09 $54,260 5.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 5,820 0.49% $22.03 $23.10 $48,040 1.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 6,900 0.58% $22.87 $23.77 $49,440 0.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,320 0.11% $25.11 $26.16 $54,410 2.9 %
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 3,710 0.31% $30.73 $33.76 $70,220 3.2 %
19-2012 Physicists (8) (8) $55.84 $54.54 $113,440 2.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 200 0.02% $29.48 $31.07 $64,620 4.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 2,170 0.18% $31.55 $32.92 $68,480 1.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 140 0.01% $19.98 $20.49 $42,620 3.4 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 90 0.01% $22.50 $23.19 $48,240 3.4 %
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 260 0.02% $48.22 $55.61 $115,670 5.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 0.02% $59.61 $65.76 $136,790 5.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 0.01% $27.60 $27.87 $57,970 2.6 %
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 80 0.01% $24.68 $25.51 $53,060 4.3 %
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 5,330 0.45% $24.33 $25.57 $53,190 1.0 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 30 (7) $18.10 $19.40 $40,360 5.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 2,390 0.20% $25.44 $26.54 $55,200 1.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 760 0.06% $21.25 $22.71 $47,250 2.5 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 100 0.01% $19.53 $23.20 $48,260 4.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 490 0.04% $25.59 $26.23 $54,550 4.4 %
27-3041 Editors 30 (7) $27.42 $26.11 $54,310 6.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,360 0.12% $24.21 $25.26 $52,540 1.3 %
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 610 0.05% $26.38 $27.38 $56,950 1.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 100 0.01% $25.39 $24.93 $51,860 2.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 380 0.03% $29.65 $29.70 $61,770 1.9 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 110 0.01% $21.23 $21.13 $43,950 2.2 %
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 360 0.03% $13.45 $15.28 $31,790 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 330 0.03% $12.82 $14.26 $29,670 2.8 %
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 100 0.01% $7.55 $10.87 $22,620 9.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6,900 0.58% $11.40 $12.01 $24,970 0.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 6,760 0.57% $11.37 $11.94 $24,830 0.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 110 0.01% $14.55 $15.06 $31,320 8.8 %
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 40,460 3.43% $30.32 $33.19 $69,040 1.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers (8) (8) $12.23 $16.30 $33,910 12.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 2,930 0.25% $36.23 $39.38 $81,920 1.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 370 0.03% $16.49 $17.04 $35,440 3.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 490 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 8,240 0.70% $31.45 $34.20 $71,130 1.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 20,450 1.73% $27.69 $30.84 $64,140 1.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 (7) $22.01 $22.13 $46,030 8.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 6,910 0.59% $36.41 $38.95 $81,010 2.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 40 (7) $14.59 $14.86 $30,920 3.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 580 0.05% $19.08 $20.71 $43,080 4.3 %
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 129,000 10.92% $15.82 $16.86 $35,070 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 7,040 0.60% $25.07 $26.50 $55,130 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 0.01% $13.80 $13.86 $28,830 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 270 0.02% $18.51 $19.05 $39,610 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 3,010 0.25% $15.15 $15.79 $32,850 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 15,000 1.27% $16.25 $16.66 $34,660 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,060 0.17% $16.78 $17.21 $35,790 0.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 2,110 0.18% $16.11 $16.89 $35,130 1.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 14,450 1.22% $17.52 $18.43 $38,330 0.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 0.01% $13.57 $13.57 $28,230 2.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 3,840 0.33% $15.65 $16.39 $34,090 0.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 2,170 0.18% $17.50 $18.14 $37,730 0.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 4,600 0.39% $12.67 $12.76 $26,540 0.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 230 0.02% $17.35 $17.99 $37,430 4.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 (7) $13.71 $14.24 $29,620 7.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 0.01% $18.06 $18.95 $39,410 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 12,020 1.02% $18.98 $19.74 $41,070 0.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 19,590 1.66% $14.44 $14.82 $30,820 0.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 9,880 0.84% $14.45 $14.85 $30,900 1.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,120 0.09% $14.87 $16.07 $33,430 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 8,160 0.69% $18.86 $19.76 $41,090 0.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 8,150 0.69% $13.96 $14.34 $29,830 0.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 0.01% $16.91 $17.15 $35,660 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 270 0.02% $13.18 $13.49 $28,050 2.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 90 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 70 0.01% $22.24 $20.73 $43,120 4.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 140 0.01% $13.40 $13.84 $28,790 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 13,300 1.13% $13.18 $13.63 $28,360 0.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 100 0.01% $15.56 $15.32 $31,860 4.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 590 0.05% $15.07 $15.53 $32,300 3.4 %
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 16,000 1.35% $17.13 $19.58 $40,740 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 0.02% $30.56 $32.26 $67,100 3.2 %
47-2011 Boilermakers (8) (8) $32.80 $29.50 $61,360 14.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 450 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2061 Construction Laborers 110 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 60 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2111 Electricians 4,370 0.37% $19.88 $20.79 $43,240 3.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 820 0.07% $17.18 $20.37 $42,360 9.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,160 0.10% $21.47 $23.31 $48,490 4.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 7,340 0.62% $15.23 $16.74 $34,820 1.9 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) (8) $19.65 $20.48 $42,590 4.1 %
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 49,960 4.23% $19.96 $20.89 $43,450 0.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,440 0.38% $28.57 $29.27 $60,870 0.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 450 0.04% $20.74 $20.76 $43,170 6.4 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 150 0.01% $16.26 $17.39 $36,170 3.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 2,620 0.22% $21.84 $22.36 $46,510 1.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 210 0.02% $18.70 $19.88 $41,350 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) (8) $16.64 $16.61 $34,540 2.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 230 0.02% $17.07 $16.97 $35,290 5.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 1,790 0.15% $19.40 $20.82 $43,300 2.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 170 0.01% $14.13 $14.08 $29,300 2.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1,020 0.09% $21.79 $21.66 $45,060 2.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) (8) $14.31 $14.20 $29,540 3.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 14,520 1.23% $20.35 $20.97 $43,620 1.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 17,220 1.46% $18.86 $19.15 $39,840 1.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,580 0.13% $20.20 $20.43 $42,490 2.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 720 0.06% $19.89 $22.20 $46,170 5.1 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) (8) $15.97 $17.05 $35,460 4.3 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 210 0.02% $19.05 $20.13 $41,880 3.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 500 0.04% $11.37 $12.22 $25,420 4.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,740 0.15% $20.20 $21.90 $45,560 3.6 %
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 650,150 55.05% $16.00 $16.85 $35,060 0.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 43,000 3.64% $25.66 $27.23 $56,650 0.6 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 450 0.04% $13.70 $14.82 $30,840 5.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 13,670 1.16% $14.73 $15.42 $32,070 1.1 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 11,710 0.99% $14.88 $15.36 $31,960 1.3 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 19,250 1.63% $15.43 $15.83 $32,930 1.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 18,170 1.54% $15.96 $16.17 $33,640 0.9 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 780 0.07% $14.43 $14.59 $30,350 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 119,290 10.10% $13.69 $14.27 $29,680 0.8 %
51-2093 Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators 140 0.01% $15.15 $15.57 $32,380 4.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 19,190 1.62% $14.50 $15.09 $31,380 3.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 29,880 2.53% $17.37 $17.60 $36,620 0.9 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 5,320 0.45% $21.32 $21.77 $45,280 1.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,400 0.12% $12.67 $13.79 $28,690 3.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 580 0.05% $13.81 $14.07 $29,270 2.2 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 390 0.03% $14.66 $14.94 $31,070 3.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 24,440 2.07% $14.40 $14.76 $30,700 0.7 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7,640 0.65% $15.78 $16.03 $33,340 1.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 16,010 1.36% $15.16 $15.83 $32,930 1.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 12,360 1.05% $16.57 $16.82 $34,980 0.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,940 0.50% $16.50 $16.71 $34,760 1.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 80,750 6.84% $17.66 $17.89 $37,220 0.5 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 430 0.04% $16.70 $17.14 $35,640 3.9 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 400 0.03% $15.91 $15.32 $31,870 2.9 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 2,250 0.19% $18.78 $19.26 $40,060 2.6 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 1,100 0.09% $18.63 $18.95 $39,420 5.7 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 890 0.08% $16.35 $16.80 $34,940 3.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 11,510 0.97% $14.50 $15.43 $32,090 2.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 13,510 1.14% $15.81 $16.27 $33,840 1.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 24,280 2.06% $20.72 $21.24 $44,170 1.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 67,200 5.69% $16.32 $16.57 $34,470 0.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 11,040 0.93% $15.37 $15.91 $33,090 1.2 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,480 0.13% $16.21 $16.30 $33,900 2.1 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 360 0.03% $16.92 $16.86 $35,060 3.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 820 0.07% $13.62 $13.75 $28,600 2.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 4,670 0.40% $16.01 $16.68 $34,700 1.7 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 4,060 0.34% $14.83 $15.78 $32,820 2.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 440 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 770 0.07% $9.86 $10.73 $22,330 5.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 0.01% $16.50 $16.73 $34,800 4.7 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 380 0.03% $21.03 $20.74 $43,130 4.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 150 0.01% $12.03 $12.94 $26,910 3.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 160 0.01% $13.64 $13.64 $28,380 4.4 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 130 0.01% $9.81 $10.88 $22,640 7.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 350 0.03% $26.98 $26.44 $55,000 7.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 0.01% $18.57 $20.35 $42,330 4.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 70 0.01% $18.13 $18.43 $38,330 4.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $12.99 $13.62 $28,320 8.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,210 0.10% $14.80 $15.29 $31,800 2.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 930 0.08% $13.70 $14.25 $29,650 6.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 0.02% $15.50 $15.65 $32,560 2.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) (8) $11.04 $11.69 $24,310 7.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 440 0.04% $12.84 $13.18 $27,410 2.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,200 0.10% $14.13 $14.82 $30,820 4.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 140 0.01% $16.51 $16.22 $33,750 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 24,270 2.05% $16.93 $17.30 $35,970 0.7 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 2,100 0.18% $16.16 $17.22 $35,810 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 600 0.05% $12.62 $13.47 $28,020 3.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 13,900 1.18% $14.25 $14.63 $30,440 0.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 300 0.03% $15.75 $15.64 $32,530 2.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 220 0.02% $14.14 $14.40 $29,960 3.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 170 0.01% $12.18 $12.47 $25,940 5.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 260 0.02% $12.89 $13.02 $27,080 4.3 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 340 0.03% $14.15 $14.69 $30,550 5.7 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 880 0.07% $16.79 $16.16 $33,600 4.0 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $11.67 $13.38 $27,840 9.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 18,820 1.59% $11.47 $12.06 $25,080 1.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 6,150 0.52% $14.69 $16.05 $33,380 2.0 %
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 48,000 4.06% $13.40 $14.09 $29,310 0.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,560 0.13% $21.04 $22.18 $46,120 1.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 690 0.06% $22.91 $23.99 $49,910 1.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 60 0.01% (4) (4) $70,790 4.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) (8) $12.42 $13.72 $28,540 11.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,230 0.10% $17.25 $18.03 $37,500 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 3,870 0.33% $14.43 $15.16 $31,520 1.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 230 0.02% $18.22 $19.18 $39,900 3.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) (8) $18.38 $21.77 $45,280 10.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 11,920 1.01% $14.29 $14.63 $30,430 0.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 360 0.03% $12.09 $12.05 $25,070 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 19,520 1.65% $12.57 $13.05 $27,150 1.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,940 0.16% $12.45 $12.88 $26,790 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 6,130 0.52% $11.07 $11.52 $23,970 1.4 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 180 0.02% $15.33 $19.04 $39,610 15.3 %

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.

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

(8) Estimates not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

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

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

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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