Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places


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 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places.

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 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places is part of: Sector 72 - Accommodation and Food Services.

NAICS 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places consists of:

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NAICS 722000 - Food Services and Drinking Places

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 9,663,520 100.00% $8.38 $9.84 $20,470 0.2 %
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 219,250 2.27% $23.23 $27.12 $56,410 0.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 3,980 0.04% $56.04 $63.47 $132,030 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 52,690 0.55% $28.30 $33.61 $69,900 1.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 1,200 0.01% $21.84 $25.37 $52,760 3.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 160 (7) $33.72 $41.00 $85,270 7.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,720 0.02% $29.66 $33.79 $70,290 2.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,170 0.02% $23.17 $25.95 $53,970 2.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 (7) $52.71 $52.59 $109,380 7.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,290 0.01% $36.39 $40.11 $83,430 3.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 180 (7) $29.67 $33.89 $70,490 3.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 150 (7) $35.57 $35.53 $73,890 6.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 200 (7) $45.57 $49.25 $102,430 4.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 (7) $33.28 $41.71 $86,760 12.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 490 0.01% $32.89 $34.78 $72,340 3.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 (7) $36.93 $37.62 $78,250 4.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 (7) $44.36 $44.45 $92,460 8.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 153,440 1.59% $21.84 $23.59 $49,070 0.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 180 (7) $24.44 $25.50 $53,030 5.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 170 (7) $25.60 $24.48 $50,920 4.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 940 0.01% $42.89 $42.48 $88,350 6.7 %
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 15,040 0.16% $20.80 $22.91 $47,650 1.7 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (8) (8) $16.81 $23.43 $48,730 7.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 930 0.01% $19.49 $22.03 $45,810 7.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,350 0.01% $19.36 $20.67 $43,000 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (8) (8) $14.16 $16.20 $33,700 10.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (8) (8) $17.75 $22.58 $46,960 14.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 480 (7) $19.58 $21.22 $44,130 3.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 420 (7) $25.06 $25.39 $52,810 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,230 0.02% $16.69 $18.91 $39,330 5.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 420 (7) $24.00 $24.93 $51,850 2.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 (7) $30.66 $34.85 $72,490 9.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 2,010 0.02% $16.50 $18.55 $38,580 2.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,910 0.02% $20.95 $25.75 $53,560 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 4,700 0.05% $24.18 $25.98 $54,040 2.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 100 (7) $30.82 $33.42 $69,510 4.3 %
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 610 0.01% $28.73 $30.55 $63,540 4.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 (7) $20.44 $21.31 $44,330 5.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 (7) $38.14 $38.92 $80,960 4.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 (7) $39.35 $41.77 $86,890 4.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 (7) $28.69 $29.19 $60,720 5.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 (7) $33.34 $34.59 $71,950 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 90 (7) $30.70 $32.54 $67,690 5.3 %
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 500 0.01% $21.46 $24.25 $50,430 5.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 480 (7) $21.67 $24.50 $50,950 5.7 %
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 170 (7) $42.52 $49.07 $102,060 9.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 (7) $56.49 $55.42 $115,280 12.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 (7) $32.78 $31.55 $65,630 7.6 %
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 8,330 0.09% $11.17 $14.76 $30,700 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 130 (7) $11.73 $12.58 $26,180 5.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 (7) $15.94 $18.07 $37,590 4.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) (8) $9.92 $10.39 $21,620 7.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) (8) $11.36 $13.89 $28,880 10.8 %
27-2031 Dancers (8) (8) $8.03 $11.90 (4) 8.6 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 640 0.01% $15.32 $17.50 (4) 6.8 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 530 0.01% $9.73 $14.23 (4) 10.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 (7) $9.20 $10.94 $22,760 12.6 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 2,860 0.03% $11.24 $15.28 $31,790 7.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 650 0.01% $17.24 $19.15 $39,830 5.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 (7) $22.41 $23.14 $48,130 7.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 370 (7) $14.52 $15.41 $32,060 3.9 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 230 (7) $12.79 $13.69 $28,480 6.0 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 40 (7) $29.45 $30.68 $63,820 7.8 %
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 3,910 0.04% $21.98 $22.30 $46,380 3.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 3,750 0.04% $22.25 $22.59 $46,990 4.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 130 (7) $11.37 $13.80 $28,700 5.4 %
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 880 0.01% $13.19 $14.03 $29,190 4.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 840 0.01% $13.21 $13.92 $28,950 4.2 %
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 28,940 0.30% $10.38 $11.45 $23,820 1.1 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 180 (7) $17.83 $18.84 $39,190 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 28,580 0.30% $10.38 $11.41 $23,740 1.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) (8) $8.52 $8.55 $17,790 4.3 %
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 8,718,000 90.22% $8.30 $9.39 $19,540 0.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 68,060 0.70% $17.58 $19.11 $39,750 0.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 611,810 6.33% $13.46 $14.39 $29,930 0.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 530,100 5.49% $8.10 $8.43 $17,530 0.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 53,850 0.56% $10.94 $11.40 $23,720 0.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 788,800 8.16% $10.40 $10.73 $22,320 0.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 128,520 1.33% $9.23 $9.63 $20,040 0.5 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 8,020 0.08% $10.90 $11.77 $24,470 2.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 458,490 4.74% $8.57 $8.97 $18,660 0.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 373,470 3.86% $8.50 $9.75 $20,270 0.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,208,340 22.85% $7.75 $8.07 $16,780 0.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 348,630 3.61% $8.33 $8.67 $18,030 0.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,048,200 21.20% $7.99 $9.26 $19,270 0.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 37,870 0.39% $8.37 $9.65 $20,080 1.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 301,620 3.12% $8.00 $8.42 $17,510 0.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 418,110 4.33% $8.09 $8.36 $17,380 0.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 316,960 3.28% $8.33 $8.80 $18,300 0.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 17,100 0.18% $8.64 $9.39 $19,530 1.0 %
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 61,400 0.64% $9.33 $10.19 $21,200 0.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 2,320 0.02% $15.98 $17.01 $35,380 1.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 (7) $19.88 $21.03 $43,740 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 41,430 0.43% $9.10 $9.79 $20,360 0.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 15,370 0.16% $9.48 $9.98 $20,760 1.9 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other (8) (8) $9.68 $9.66 $20,100 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2,080 0.02% $10.79 $11.59 $24,100 1.9 %
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 7,120 0.07% $8.94 $9.79 $20,350 1.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 (7) $14.80 $16.01 $33,290 5.8 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 320 (7) $14.12 $13.78 $28,660 4.8 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 80 (7) $7.35 $7.84 $16,310 5.9 %
39-3019 Gaming Service Workers, All Other 80 (7) $8.71 $9.29 $19,320 9.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 620 0.01% $9.10 $9.38 $19,510 3.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 2,650 0.03% $8.28 $8.69 $18,070 2.0 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 280 (7) $8.90 $9.85 $20,480 3.6 %
39-3099 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 320 (7) $7.93 $9.08 $18,880 6.6 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (8) (8) $8.63 $9.20 $19,140 5.7 %
39-6012 Concierges 70 (7) $12.67 $12.76 $26,550 7.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 (7) $10.16 $11.57 $24,070 8.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 440 (7) $9.42 $10.21 $21,250 4.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 (7) $11.35 $10.83 $22,530 5.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 440 (7) $8.94 $9.83 $20,450 3.3 %
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 279,380 2.89% $7.87 $8.69 $18,080 0.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 5,900 0.06% $16.39 $17.05 $35,470 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 240 (7) $22.25 $23.98 $49,890 9.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 258,460 2.67% $7.77 $8.15 $16,950 0.4 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (8) (8) $9.55 $9.72 $20,220 4.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,660 0.02% $8.50 $10.01 $20,830 7.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 8,340 0.09% $9.11 $10.50 $21,830 3.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 (7) $10.44 $12.01 $24,990 9.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,950 0.03% $22.77 $27.42 $57,030 5.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 540 0.01% $23.59 $24.70 $51,380 5.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) (8) $8.87 $9.25 $19,230 5.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 640 0.01% $13.03 $15.67 $32,590 6.8 %
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 78,000 0.81% $12.73 $13.46 $28,000 0.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,000 0.03% $18.95 $20.17 $41,940 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 (7) $7.47 $9.10 $18,940 9.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 890 0.01% $14.27 $14.65 $30,460 3.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 24,890 0.26% $13.91 $14.32 $29,780 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,590 0.03% $14.41 $14.59 $30,350 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (8) (8) $14.57 $15.56 $32,370 4.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,440 0.04% $11.71 $12.79 $26,600 1.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 820 0.01% $9.43 $9.89 $20,570 1.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,360 0.01% $8.77 $10.05 $20,900 4.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 760 0.01% $15.44 $16.29 $33,870 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,840 0.03% $11.21 $11.56 $24,040 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 (7) $10.73 $11.77 $24,480 8.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) (8) $8.83 $10.00 $20,800 12.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 (7) $14.38 $15.45 $32,140 4.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 350 (7) $15.84 $17.48 $36,360 7.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,160 0.01% $11.99 $12.60 $26,200 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5,660 0.06% $9.78 $10.40 $21,630 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 130 (7) $11.08 $11.10 $23,080 4.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,870 0.04% $16.98 $18.02 $37,480 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,820 0.05% $12.75 $13.11 $27,270 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (8) (8) $11.83 $11.97 $24,900 5.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) (8) $13.00 $13.21 $27,470 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 19,920 0.21% $11.16 $11.90 $24,760 1.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 190 (7) $9.50 $11.77 $24,490 6.6 %
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 110 (7) $9.65 $11.71 $24,350 6.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) (8) $8.86 $9.77 $20,310 5.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) (8) $9.90 $11.49 $23,900 14.5 %
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 340 (7) $22.36 $22.90 $47,640 5.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 110 (7) $25.70 $25.60 $53,260 5.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 (7) $17.63 $17.27 $35,920 9.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 (7) $24.07 $23.89 $49,700 6.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 13,920 0.14% $13.70 $14.99 $31,180 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 790 0.01% $26.96 $27.85 $57,940 4.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 (7) $18.97 $20.40 $42,440 5.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 (7) $19.20 $19.91 $41,410 4.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,880 0.11% $13.04 $13.99 $29,100 1.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) (8) $9.71 $11.60 $24,130 8.4 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 50 (7) $23.81 $23.57 $49,010 3.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 1,490 0.02% $13.97 $14.54 $30,250 4.1 %
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 40,240 0.42% $10.39 $11.22 $23,330 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,140 0.02% $11.87 $15.20 $31,630 14.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 170 (7) $9.34 $10.98 $22,830 9.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 26,300 0.27% $10.25 $10.93 $22,730 0.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,110 0.01% $11.47 $12.27 $25,520 2.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 190 (7) $13.31 $13.01 $27,070 6.5 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 160 (7) $11.45 $15.32 $31,870 24.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 2,660 0.03% $9.63 $10.33 $21,480 2.7 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 2,950 0.03% $9.12 $9.63 $20,030 1.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) (8) $10.03 $10.24 $21,300 2.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 (7) $23.77 $24.20 $50,330 7.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 540 0.01% $14.88 $15.87 $33,000 2.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $12.50 $13.80 $28,710 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $14.15 $14.26 $29,660 15.6 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 420 (7) $10.84 $12.55 $26,110 7.7 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 170 (7) $9.89 $10.76 $22,380 5.5 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $10.16 $11.44 $23,790 7.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) (8) $8.68 $10.40 $21,630 3.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 240 (7) $9.15 $11.05 $22,980 13.6 %
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 187,250 1.94% $7.78 $8.95 $18,610 0.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 (7) $17.46 $18.05 $37,540 4.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,000 0.01% $14.48 $17.35 $36,090 4.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 142,300 1.47% $7.67 $8.65 $17,990 0.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 290 (7) $11.64 $12.64 $26,300 6.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 33,660 0.35% $8.00 $9.46 $19,670 1.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 290 (7) $9.48 $10.32 $21,470 5.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) (8) $7.73 $12.44 $25,870 23.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 2,150 0.02% $8.27 $9.04 $18,800 2.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) (8) $8.84 $8.89 $18,500 3.3 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) (8) $11.99 $13.82 $28,740 13.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 630 0.01% $7.59 $8.48 $17,630 8.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,210 0.04% $10.31 $11.18 $23,250 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,890 0.02% $9.33 $10.12 $21,040 3.1 %

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)

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

Download May 2008 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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