Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 562000 - Waste Management and Remediation Services


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 562000 - Waste Management and Remediation Services.

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 562000 - Waste Management and Remediation Services is part of: Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services.

NAICS 562000 - Waste Management and Remediation Services consists of:

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NAICS 562000 - Waste Management and Remediation Services

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 358,990 100.00% $16.95 $19.85 $41,290 1.6 %
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 15,260 4.25% $41.53 $47.29 $98,370 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 720 0.20% $70.32 $72.18 $150,140 3.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 8,350 2.33% $41.30 $47.59 $98,980 1.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 0.02% $44.59 $53.55 $111,380 8.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 620 0.17% $39.72 $45.10 $93,800 2.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 690 0.19% $30.59 $33.62 $69,930 3.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 0.04% $49.09 $50.63 $105,310 6.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 790 0.22% $43.47 $46.85 $97,450 2.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 80 0.02% $34.11 $37.37 $77,740 5.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 100 0.03% $40.32 $40.68 $84,610 3.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 400 0.11% $41.22 $43.51 $90,500 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 0.02% $41.33 $43.82 $91,150 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 910 0.25% $39.01 $41.16 $85,610 2.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 890 0.25% $37.05 $42.78 $88,980 3.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 570 0.16% $54.10 $55.35 $115,120 2.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 90 0.03% $42.32 $46.78 $97,300 7.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 650 0.18% $42.49 $43.97 $91,450 4.0 %
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 6,840 1.91% $29.22 $31.88 $66,300 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 340 0.09% $30.53 $30.30 $63,020 4.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 530 0.15% $30.03 $33.49 $69,660 11.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 1,110 0.31% $27.94 $29.37 $61,090 2.0 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 100 0.03% $35.10 $34.14 $71,020 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 0.03% $21.32 $23.06 $47,960 4.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 140 0.04% $24.28 $25.88 $53,830 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 310 0.09% $31.44 $30.63 $63,720 4.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 210 0.06% $28.82 $29.42 $61,200 3.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 130 0.04% $32.96 $33.55 $69,790 2.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 380 0.11% $36.58 $51.88 $107,900 24.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,350 0.38% $28.33 $29.90 $62,200 2.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,930 0.54% $29.27 $31.83 $66,210 2.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 0.02% $30.00 $32.85 $68,330 5.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 0.01% $36.58 $37.68 $78,380 3.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $23.07 $25.55 $53,150 7.4 %
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 1,200 0.33% $33.19 $33.42 $69,510 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 150 0.04% $31.25 $32.19 $66,960 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 250 0.07% $38.01 $37.87 $78,770 3.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 100 0.03% $43.39 $43.78 $91,070 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 0.04% $22.55 $22.57 $46,950 5.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 0.04% $35.69 $35.65 $74,140 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 0.01% $25.18 $31.32 $65,140 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 0.04% $28.55 $28.63 $59,560 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 0.02% $31.36 $33.08 $68,800 4.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 140 0.04% $30.30 $31.54 $65,600 10.9 %
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 7,620 2.12% $32.08 $32.68 $67,970 3.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 100 0.03% $39.56 $38.25 $79,560 6.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 330 0.09% $35.97 $36.60 $76,130 4.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 0.03% $39.70 $38.26 $79,580 5.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 2,370 0.66% $36.47 $38.41 $79,900 3.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 1,210 0.34% $34.80 $34.33 $71,410 3.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 270 0.08% $38.76 $38.61 $80,310 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 120 0.03% $39.17 $40.32 $83,870 5.2 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 290 0.08% $46.71 $47.09 $97,960 2.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 290 0.08% $42.68 $42.07 $87,510 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 200 0.06% $31.59 $30.15 $62,720 3.9 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 1,940 0.54% $17.67 $19.25 $40,030 2.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 140 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 80 0.02% $27.21 $27.52 $57,240 3.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 70 0.02% $25.43 $25.70 $53,460 3.6 %
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 4,620 1.29% $27.73 $27.79 $57,800 4.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (8) (8) $29.92 $30.08 $62,560 4.7 %
19-2012 Physicists 70 0.02% $44.99 $42.97 $89,370 7.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 820 0.23% $27.40 $31.18 $64,850 7.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 890 0.25% $27.10 $28.55 $59,370 3.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 130 0.04% $30.84 $30.67 $63,790 6.2 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other (8) (8) $33.52 $34.01 $70,750 3.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 0.03% $23.42 $23.88 $49,680 6.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 300 0.08% $24.63 $24.57 $51,100 4.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 1,390 0.39% $23.08 $23.14 $48,120 6.5 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $20.38 $21.38 $44,480 3.6 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 70 0.02% $46.79 $53.27 $110,790 13.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 0.01% $62.72 $66.42 $138,150 15.5 %
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 280 0.08% $30.64 $30.66 $63,770 3.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 0.03% $30.28 $30.98 $64,440 3.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 110 0.03% $33.88 $32.63 $67,870 3.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,750 0.49% $32.63 $30.76 $63,980 3.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 0.03% $20.43 $19.15 $39,820 6.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 190 0.05% $34.16 $32.00 $66,550 7.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,070 0.30% $34.41 $33.16 $68,970 2.6 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 270 0.08% $23.07 $24.34 $50,640 5.1 %
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 790 0.22% $26.34 $24.37 $50,680 10.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $34.94 $33.75 $70,200 5.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 570 0.16% $25.31 $21.99 $45,730 12.4 %
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 2,310 0.64% $11.80 $13.33 $27,730 6.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 0.03% $27.14 $25.85 $53,760 15.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,620 0.45% $11.29 $12.44 $25,870 6.2 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 160 0.04% $13.82 $13.52 $28,110 8.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 380 0.11% $11.57 $13.09 $27,220 4.9 %
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 30 0.01% $13.12 $12.18 $25,340 13.2 %
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 8,750 2.44% $23.52 $27.87 $57,980 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 480 0.13% $31.08 $36.63 $76,180 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 130 0.04% $12.35 $11.77 $24,480 5.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 50 0.01% $12.43 $13.10 $27,240 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (8) (8) $13.28 $13.68 $28,450 3.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 4,690 1.31% $23.04 $27.91 $58,050 7.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 590 0.16% $29.34 $32.06 $66,690 4.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,350 0.65% $23.37 $27.49 $57,170 3.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 0.01% $36.88 $42.43 $88,250 15.2 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 40 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 190 0.05% $20.52 $24.53 $51,020 11.2 %
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 41,370 11.52% $14.47 $15.69 $32,640 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,710 0.75% $22.22 $23.70 $49,300 1.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 970 0.27% $15.17 $15.95 $33,170 1.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,460 0.41% $14.77 $15.16 $31,540 1.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5,170 1.44% $15.57 $16.64 $34,610 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 620 0.17% $16.70 $16.82 $34,980 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 160 0.04% $16.89 $17.84 $37,100 3.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,650 1.30% $14.08 $14.74 $30,670 1.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 0.03% $11.59 $12.28 $25,530 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 0.03% $13.92 $14.21 $29,560 1.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 0.04% $16.84 $17.38 $36,160 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,380 0.38% $12.00 $12.22 $25,410 2.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 0.03% $18.94 $18.77 $39,030 5.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,760 0.77% $15.66 $16.95 $35,260 1.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 760 0.21% $21.26 $24.00 $49,920 8.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 0.12% $15.01 $15.54 $32,320 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 210 0.06% $14.03 $15.55 $32,340 6.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,870 0.52% $12.90 $13.42 $27,910 1.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,800 0.78% $19.15 $21.38 $44,460 6.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6,400 1.78% $13.09 $13.48 $28,040 1.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 0.03% $13.66 $13.68 $28,460 3.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 8,030 2.24% $12.00 $12.61 $26,220 1.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 310 0.09% $14.36 $15.23 $31,690 2.5 %
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 (8) (8) $16.47 $16.01 $33,290 6.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) (8) $16.71 $16.42 $34,160 5.8 %
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 72,190 20.11% $17.80 $19.49 $40,550 0.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 6,180 1.72% $27.09 $28.07 $58,380 1.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 840 0.23% $20.75 $21.85 $45,440 2.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 7,150 1.99% $15.02 $16.62 $34,570 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) (8) $20.76 $20.21 $42,030 11.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 6,730 1.87% $17.88 $19.34 $40,230 1.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 350 0.10% $28.29 $26.95 $56,050 6.1 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 200 0.06% $18.02 $19.01 $39,550 4.2 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 580 0.16% $18.25 $22.04 $45,850 9.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) (8) $22.52 $24.32 $50,590 8.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,760 0.49% $21.31 $21.48 $44,680 2.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 0.04% $30.74 $30.86 $64,200 5.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 0.02% $34.15 $33.34 $69,340 5.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 270 0.08% $12.73 $14.39 $29,930 8.1 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 210 0.06% $11.02 $11.66 $24,250 4.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 0.02% $22.08 $20.95 $43,580 10.4 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 33,680 9.38% $18.08 $19.62 $40,800 1.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 12,830 3.57% $14.93 $16.04 $33,370 1.5 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 260 0.07% $14.42 $15.53 $32,310 5.6 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) (8) $18.78 $18.68 $38,860 6.9 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) (8) $12.36 $13.38 $27,820 13.7 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $14.11 $15.61 $32,480 3.1 %
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 19,950 5.56% $18.57 $19.76 $41,090 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,580 0.44% $29.43 $29.66 $61,690 1.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 0.01% $25.90 $24.60 $51,160 6.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 490 0.14% $17.30 $18.33 $38,130 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 9,180 2.56% $18.66 $19.41 $40,370 0.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 1,190 0.33% $19.45 $20.58 $42,810 2.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 0.03% $13.98 $14.85 $30,890 4.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 0.04% $14.97 $16.60 $34,530 8.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 360 0.10% $25.77 $24.72 $51,430 3.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,990 1.11% $16.11 $17.34 $36,070 3.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 0.03% $24.22 $22.93 $47,690 8.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 0.02% $33.12 $28.96 $60,230 8.8 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 50 0.01% $26.89 $26.60 $55,340 3.4 %
49-9096 Riggers 100 0.03% $27.14 $24.91 $51,810 8.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,600 0.45% $13.36 $14.62 $30,410 4.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 420 0.12% $14.81 $16.24 $33,770 5.7 %
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 13,020 3.63% $18.29 $21.31 $44,310 10.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,210 0.34% $27.91 $28.77 $59,830 3.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $11.60 $12.35 $25,680 4.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 40 0.01% $27.52 $24.88 $51,750 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,730 0.48% $17.21 $18.05 $37,540 2.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) (8) $12.79 $12.58 $26,170 3.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 550 0.15% $24.82 $24.76 $51,490 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 2,660 0.74% $16.42 $17.35 $36,080 2.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 80 0.02% $24.02 $24.32 $50,590 3.7 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 30 0.01% $26.96 $26.91 $55,970 8.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 70 0.02% $27.40 $26.53 $55,180 12.1 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 560 0.16% $20.42 $21.34 $44,400 5.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 0.05% $11.85 $13.92 $28,950 7.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 0.01% $15.13 $15.45 $32,140 8.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $10.90 $12.77 $26,560 21.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 0.04% $11.73 $12.41 $25,820 5.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 0.04% $13.40 $13.76 $28,630 10.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,420 0.40% $13.47 $13.86 $28,830 3.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 90 0.03% $15.92 $16.75 $34,850 8.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 170 0.05% $11.22 $11.85 $24,660 4.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 790 0.22% $9.84 $11.53 $23,980 4.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 162,770 45.34% $15.45 $16.48 $34,280 0.6 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors (8) (8) $28.49 $28.81 $59,920 8.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,530 0.70% $22.72 $23.15 $48,150 1.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 6,910 1.92% $25.38 $25.80 $53,660 1.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 810 0.23% $15.27 $16.51 $34,330 3.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 45,400 12.65% $16.45 $17.61 $36,630 1.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 4,440 1.24% $14.01 $14.76 $30,710 2.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 350 0.10% $27.81 $26.57 $55,270 10.7 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers (8) (8) $19.50 $24.14 $50,220 17.7 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 30 0.01% $14.39 $16.83 $35,010 13.3 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 170 0.05% $10.65 $11.33 $23,560 5.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 500 0.14% $18.05 $20.22 $42,050 3.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 3,480 0.97% $16.95 $18.54 $38,560 2.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,410 1.23% $14.72 $15.66 $32,570 1.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,530 0.43% $11.42 $12.05 $25,060 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 17,600 4.90% $10.76 $11.53 $23,980 1.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 100 0.03% $11.33 $11.37 $23,650 7.8 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 310 0.09% $14.58 $15.72 $32,690 5.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 72,590 20.22% $15.44 $15.96 $33,190 0.8 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) (8) $17.67 $18.45 $38,370 4.0 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 1,180 0.33% $14.57 $15.17 $31,560 4.3 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

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

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

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

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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