Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 488000 - Support Activities for Transportation


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 488000 - Support Activities for Transportation.

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 488000 - Support Activities for Transportation is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

NAICS 488000 - Support Activities for Transportation consists of:

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NAICS 488000 - Support Activities for Transportation

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 587,990 100.00% $16.78 $20.04 $41,690 0.8 %
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 25,380 4.32% $43.07 $49.51 $102,970 1.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,320 0.22% (5) $80.36 $167,160 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 12,580 2.14% $43.61 $50.67 $105,390 1.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 170 0.03% $48.77 $56.37 $117,250 7.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,450 0.25% $45.11 $51.10 $106,280 3.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,500 0.26% $34.58 $36.18 $75,260 2.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 460 0.08% $48.98 $51.34 $106,780 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,310 0.22% $45.59 $48.40 $100,680 3.5 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 0.01% $43.23 $44.23 $92,000 8.9 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 0.01% $32.91 $34.57 $71,910 4.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 210 0.04% $43.22 $46.22 $96,130 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 0.02% $44.66 $49.19 $102,320 5.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 0.01% $52.02 $49.60 $103,170 4.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 4,920 0.84% $39.62 $43.23 $89,910 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 0.01% $57.46 $60.56 $125,960 5.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (8) $22.92 $24.17 $50,260 6.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 980 0.17% $39.19 $44.79 $93,160 5.0 %
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 16,840 2.86% $26.45 $29.13 $60,590 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 220 0.04% $19.09 $22.46 $46,710 12.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,670 0.28% $23.90 $29.21 $60,750 9.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,050 0.18% $25.95 $29.83 $62,050 6.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 0.04% $24.46 $24.96 $51,910 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 340 0.06% $29.68 $28.24 $58,730 4.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 0.02% $27.67 $28.43 $59,130 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 430 0.07% $24.14 $25.33 $52,680 2.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 390 0.07% $27.25 $27.79 $57,800 2.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 1,880 0.32% $29.40 $31.62 $65,780 4.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 780 0.13% $36.62 $42.06 $87,480 6.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 5,020 0.85% $24.77 $26.90 $55,950 5.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 4,380 0.74% $27.10 $29.12 $60,570 1.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 0.01% $24.20 $27.49 $57,190 4.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 150 0.03% $30.49 $32.75 $68,120 3.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 0.01% $32.44 $37.51 $78,020 10.2 %
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 3,490 0.59% $30.92 $31.45 $65,410 1.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 350 0.06% $32.65 $32.80 $68,230 2.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 440 0.07% $38.82 $39.75 $82,680 2.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 170 0.03% $39.27 $38.62 $80,330 3.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 880 0.15% $21.31 $22.66 $47,140 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 300 0.05% $35.10 $36.00 $74,880 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 150 0.03% $32.84 $33.29 $69,250 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 830 0.14% $30.40 $31.56 $65,640 1.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 210 0.04% $34.62 $33.89 $70,490 2.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 130 0.02% $33.48 $34.15 $71,020 3.3 %
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 2,350 0.40% $32.40 $33.49 $69,670 2.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) (8) $23.65 $26.60 $55,320 20.7 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 260 0.04% $37.60 $42.24 $87,850 5.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 0.01% $36.22 $36.73 $76,390 4.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) (8) $49.80 $47.52 $98,850 7.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 390 0.07% $33.12 $32.75 $68,120 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 170 0.03% $35.69 $36.98 $76,920 3.8 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 220 0.04% $29.92 $28.98 $60,290 9.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 0.01% $29.10 $31.21 $64,920 4.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 390 0.07% $40.17 $39.70 $82,580 3.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 0.01% $22.78 $23.07 $47,990 3.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 0.02% $24.74 $24.71 $51,400 5.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 0.01% $24.66 $24.75 $51,470 3.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 310 0.05% $29.47 $28.91 $60,130 3.4 %
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 600 0.10% $23.90 $25.97 $54,010 4.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 320 0.05% $27.19 $29.40 $61,140 4.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) (8) $18.87 $18.60 $38,690 20.5 %
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 120 0.02% $42.78 $52.60 $109,400 11.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 0.01% $74.43 $77.77 $161,760 9.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 0.01% $24.47 $25.79 $53,650 5.6 %
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 710 0.12% $23.47 $24.55 $51,060 5.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 230 0.04% $21.59 $22.18 $46,130 5.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 180 0.03% $15.64 $18.24 $37,930 10.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 190 0.03% (4) (4) $57,020 2.1 %
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 460 0.08% $20.89 $22.90 $47,630 4.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 0.01% $17.17 $16.73 $34,790 6.5 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 40 0.01% $25.77 $24.54 $51,050 12.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 0.02% $22.19 $26.21 $54,510 7.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 110 0.02% $24.59 $25.85 $53,760 5.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 110 0.02% $15.05 $17.68 $36,780 9.7 %
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 180 0.03% $23.93 $25.47 $52,980 3.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 130 0.02% $25.63 $27.05 $56,270 5.0 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 50 0.01% $22.71 $22.94 $47,720 4.1 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,650 0.96% $12.09 $13.93 $28,970 4.1 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 130 0.02% $21.90 $22.62 $47,040 5.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 100 0.02% $17.26 $17.38 $36,150 10.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 4,720 0.80% $12.12 $13.81 $28,720 4.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 680 0.12% $9.66 $12.30 $25,590 7.0 %
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 770 0.13% $12.82 $13.21 $27,480 5.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 40 0.01% $18.25 $18.71 $38,930 4.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 0.04% $13.68 $13.86 $28,830 8.5 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 200 0.03% $13.63 $13.36 $27,790 13.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 50 0.01% $11.33 $14.62 $30,410 17.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 30 0.01% $8.30 $8.73 $18,170 5.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 50 0.01% $13.73 $12.61 $26,240 8.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 30 0.01% $7.64 $8.04 $16,720 7.0 %
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 4,280 0.73% $10.80 $11.60 $24,130 1.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 240 0.04% $17.10 $18.13 $37,710 2.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,520 0.60% $10.66 $11.21 $23,320 1.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 230 0.04% $8.27 $8.77 $18,250 4.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 240 0.04% $11.43 $12.62 $26,260 6.5 %
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 16,970 2.89% $8.93 $10.18 $21,170 1.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 630 0.11% $16.24 $18.49 $38,470 3.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 9,490 1.61% $8.52 $9.89 $20,560 3.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 50 0.01% $8.76 $9.17 $19,070 5.8 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants (8) (8) (4) (4) $52,770 10.3 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 5,390 0.92% $8.95 $9.45 $19,660 2.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 1,290 0.22% $9.70 $10.38 $21,590 7.3 %
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 20,140 3.43% $23.47 $27.83 $57,880 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 230 0.04% $21.50 $23.17 $48,200 5.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,010 0.17% $32.72 $39.21 $81,570 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,970 0.34% $8.26 $8.74 $18,180 2.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 0.08% $9.46 $10.21 $21,240 3.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 0.05% $13.30 $13.85 $28,810 3.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 320 0.05% $9.69 $12.54 $26,090 6.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 0.01% $19.77 $25.78 $53,630 9.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (8) (8) $14.64 $15.87 $33,000 2.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 11,500 1.96% $26.24 $31.29 $65,070 2.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 330 0.06% $28.75 $31.32 $65,140 7.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,380 0.57% $25.59 $29.58 $61,520 3.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 520 0.09% $19.17 $24.76 $51,490 14.5 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 171,940 29.24% $15.57 $17.11 $35,580 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 12,270 2.09% $25.17 $26.81 $55,770 1.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 580 0.10% $17.26 $18.16 $37,770 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 4,400 0.75% $15.12 $15.73 $32,710 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (8) (8) $15.50 $16.12 $33,520 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 910 0.15% $16.61 $17.22 $35,830 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 180 0.03% $14.50 $14.81 $30,810 2.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 720 0.12% $13.77 $14.24 $29,620 4.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (8) (8) $14.43 $14.87 $30,920 2.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 0.01% $16.40 $16.20 $33,690 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 20,220 3.44% $15.33 $16.68 $34,700 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 610 0.10% $12.08 $12.75 $26,520 5.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,530 0.26% $14.73 $14.82 $30,830 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 710 0.12% $17.53 $17.89 $37,200 1.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,180 0.37% $11.73 $11.94 $24,830 1.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 6,850 1.16% $11.90 $12.94 $26,910 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 0.02% $13.82 $14.68 $30,540 3.7 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 44,270 7.53% $17.72 $18.72 $38,930 1.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 930 0.16% $11.53 $12.06 $25,090 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 14,370 2.44% $14.92 $16.31 $33,930 1.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,270 0.56% $18.65 $19.85 $41,290 1.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 11,990 2.04% $14.29 $15.27 $31,770 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,360 0.40% $13.27 $14.07 $29,270 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 930 0.16% $15.02 $17.08 $35,530 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 4,710 0.80% $18.56 $19.69 $40,950 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6,710 1.14% $13.77 $13.87 $28,860 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 510 0.09% $19.62 $20.04 $41,690 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,230 0.38% $12.88 $13.28 $27,630 2.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) (8) $18.90 $18.68 $38,850 9.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 260 0.04% $10.58 $11.92 $24,790 9.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 14,310 2.43% $12.09 $12.88 $26,780 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 0.01% $12.08 $11.87 $24,680 6.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 850 0.14% $15.34 $17.32 $36,030 6.2 %
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 220 0.04% $10.13 $12.92 $26,870 10.3 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 40 0.01% $9.58 $10.83 $22,520 9.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 0.01% $7.34 $8.15 $16,950 11.6 %
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 3,220 0.55% $17.80 $18.61 $38,700 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 230 0.04% $25.89 $26.27 $54,650 2.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 320 0.05% $18.36 $18.85 $39,220 2.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (8) (8) $13.15 $14.35 $29,850 11.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 0.01% $12.91 $14.84 $30,860 9.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 310 0.05% $16.61 $17.82 $37,060 5.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 290 0.05% $20.08 $20.77 $43,200 3.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 0.02% $19.24 $19.32 $40,180 4.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 0.03% $20.82 $20.68 $43,020 4.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 440 0.07% $19.45 $19.98 $41,560 3.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 330 0.06% $17.00 $17.73 $36,870 6.2 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 590 0.10% $15.66 $16.71 $34,750 9.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $17.79 $17.97 $37,380 5.2 %
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 64,670 11.00% $19.68 $20.68 $43,020 0.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,560 0.78% $28.26 $29.64 $61,650 1.1 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 4,140 0.70% $21.87 $22.23 $46,230 1.4 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 520 0.09% $22.02 $21.89 $45,520 2.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 26,670 4.54% $20.94 $21.19 $44,070 1.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 320 0.05% $17.63 $17.56 $36,530 3.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 3,230 0.55% $17.37 $19.31 $40,160 6.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 3,230 0.55% $18.20 $19.24 $40,020 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 2,450 0.42% $29.10 $27.70 $57,610 4.4 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 5,260 0.89% $15.29 $15.78 $32,830 1.4 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 310 0.05% $16.95 $17.97 $37,370 4.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 0.02% $10.53 $11.95 $24,860 5.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) (8) $14.57 $16.61 $34,550 13.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 0.01% $23.48 $23.91 $49,720 5.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 510 0.09% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 6,470 1.10% $17.01 $17.81 $37,040 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 3,180 0.54% $16.38 $17.23 $35,830 5.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 170 0.03% $34.96 $32.96 $68,550 2.6 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 70 0.01% $10.83 $10.88 $22,630 5.1 %
49-9096 Riggers 270 0.05% $18.53 $19.33 $40,200 3.7 %
49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers 220 0.04% $17.30 $17.31 $36,010 3.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,580 0.27% $12.22 $14.14 $29,420 5.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,060 0.18% $14.64 $16.43 $34,160 4.0 %
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 16,010 2.72% $17.11 $17.82 $37,070 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,150 0.20% $24.52 $25.46 $52,970 2.0 %
51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 2,190 0.37% $17.95 $17.50 $36,410 2.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 0.02% $15.67 $16.80 $34,940 9.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 0.01% $16.46 $16.65 $34,620 9.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 310 0.05% $11.84 $12.10 $25,160 6.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 230 0.04% $11.79 $14.01 $29,130 7.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 380 0.06% $22.73 $22.46 $46,720 4.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 200 0.03% $21.15 $20.93 $43,530 2.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 3,330 0.57% $17.39 $18.08 $37,600 2.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 0.01% $9.38 $9.56 $19,890 4.7 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 730 0.12% $25.86 $22.38 $46,560 9.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 0.03% $18.64 $18.65 $38,800 2.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,770 0.30% $18.95 $19.47 $40,500 2.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,000 0.17% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 1,880 0.32% $16.04 $16.51 $34,340 2.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 0.01% $17.19 $17.59 $36,590 8.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 470 0.08% $14.36 $14.08 $29,290 7.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,200 0.20% $15.55 $16.41 $34,130 10.0 %
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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 233,920 39.78% $15.42 $18.30 $38,070 1.7 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 1,130 0.19% $18.37 $20.96 $43,600 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 6,110 1.04% $21.45 $22.77 $47,360 1.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 8,470 1.44% $27.83 $29.02 $60,360 3.2 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 1,420 0.24% (4) (4) $82,330 4.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 2,960 0.50% (4) (4) $65,520 3.9 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 1,380 0.23% $30.32 $38.07 $79,190 7.6 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 1,230 0.21% $18.86 $20.37 $42,360 4.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 190 0.03% $12.90 $13.07 $27,180 6.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 500 0.09% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 47,690 8.11% $15.39 $16.21 $33,720 1.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 9,750 1.66% $14.81 $15.66 $32,580 2.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 1,020 0.17% $10.11 $10.94 $22,760 3.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 4,010 0.68% $13.05 $16.06 $33,390 8.3 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 260 0.04% $17.20 $18.09 $37,630 3.7 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers (8) (8) $14.36 $14.63 $30,440 2.2 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 1,270 0.22% $16.92 $17.92 $37,280 4.5 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 250 0.04% $18.00 $19.31 $40,170 7.8 %
53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other 550 0.09% $14.27 $15.29 $31,810 4.7 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 9,100 1.55% $16.87 $17.93 $37,290 1.9 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 9,510 1.62% $32.65 $35.43 $73,690 3.5 %
53-5022 Motorboat Operators 490 0.08% $20.41 $19.02 $39,560 10.2 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 2,630 0.45% $28.57 $30.38 $63,200 2.4 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders (8) (8) $12.17 $14.38 $29,920 3.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) (8) $7.41 $8.06 $16,770 4.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 1,230 0.21% $10.26 $10.96 $22,800 2.5 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 2,830 0.48% $20.06 $22.17 $46,120 3.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 12,220 2.08% $14.50 $16.93 $35,210 3.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $11.29 $14.12 $29,370 12.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 2,840 0.48% $18.88 $22.02 $45,790 3.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 200 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 690 0.12% $25.72 $24.63 $51,240 7.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 17,740 3.02% $17.35 $20.27 $42,160 6.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 4,960 0.84% $10.60 $11.28 $23,460 1.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 54,930 9.34% $12.16 $14.27 $29,690 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) (8) $10.16 $11.65 $24,220 8.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 7,930 1.35% $9.87 $10.83 $22,540 2.0 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 150 0.03% $21.08 $22.37 $46,520 8.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 0.01% $13.86 $14.26 $29,670 8.7 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 3,180 0.54% $20.79 $21.78 $45,300 2.9 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 11,830 2.01% $18.80 $19.35 $40,260 4.2 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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