Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 212200 - Metal Ore Mining


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 212200 - Metal Ore Mining.

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 212200 - Metal Ore Mining is part of: NAICS 212000 - Mining (except Oil and Gas).

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NAICS 212200 - Metal Ore Mining

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 38,070 100.00% $22.99 $24.23 $50,400 1.1 %
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 960 2.52% $46.60 $50.15 $104,310 2.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 260 0.68% $55.33 $59.64 $124,060 5.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 0.24% $30.63 $34.40 $71,550 7.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 60 0.16% $50.15 $51.99 $108,150 5.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 0.11% $51.95 $50.92 $105,910 5.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 0.26% $42.84 $45.32 $94,260 3.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 0.11% $38.26 $42.99 $89,420 5.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 0.08% $44.28 $43.88 $91,280 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 0.32% $44.12 $43.85 $91,200 2.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 0.37% $48.35 $49.53 $103,030 3.1 %
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 770 2.02% $28.90 $29.61 $61,580 1.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 0.55% $27.24 $27.25 $56,680 1.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 0.13% $32.64 $32.63 $67,860 1.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 0.13% $29.73 $29.73 $61,840 2.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 0.11% $25.88 $28.43 $59,120 5.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 0.08% $28.73 $29.55 $61,460 3.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 90 0.24% $30.37 $31.65 $65,830 3.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 180 0.47% $28.97 $29.78 $61,940 2.0 %
Computer and Mathematical Science 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 150 0.39% $28.95 $29.54 $61,440 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 40 0.11% $23.60 $24.09 $50,100 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 0.11% $31.83 $32.48 $67,550 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 0.13% $31.42 $32.54 $67,690 5.3 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,070 5.44% $30.00 $30.87 $64,210 1.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 140 0.37% $23.53 $23.60 $49,100 1.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 40 0.11% $32.60 $33.69 $70,080 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 0.13% $30.31 $29.91 $62,220 8.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 0.08% $32.92 $34.15 $71,030 2.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 150 0.39% $31.93 $32.13 $66,830 1.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 0.29% $33.57 $33.71 $70,110 3.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 130 0.34% $34.44 $35.92 $74,720 2.9 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 890 2.34% $32.61 $33.40 $69,470 1.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 0.21% $23.34 $24.13 $50,190 2.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 110 0.29% $22.58 $22.34 $46,460 1.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 190 0.50% $25.55 $25.50 $53,030 2.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,140 2.99% $24.67 $27.72 $57,650 1.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 0.13% $30.16 $30.55 $63,540 3.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 0.16% $34.58 $36.60 $76,120 5.3 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 310 0.81% $35.60 $36.56 $76,040 3.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 500 1.31% $22.16 $22.75 $47,330 1.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 100 0.26% $21.18 $21.42 $44,550 1.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 0.16% $20.71 $21.30 $44,300 3.0 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 220 0.58% $31.83 $31.64 $65,820 2.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 160 0.42% $33.77 $33.38 $69,420 2.3 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 30 0.08% $26.40 $27.25 $56,690 1.6 %
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 180 0.47% $16.18 $17.82 $37,070 3.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 170 0.45% $15.94 $17.47 $36,330 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 130 0.34% $14.43 $14.36 $29,880 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 120 0.32% $14.60 $14.50 $30,150 4.6 %
Office and Administrative Support 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 1,420 3.73% $17.95 $18.88 $39,280 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 70 0.18% $27.10 $28.50 $59,280 10.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 190 0.50% $18.78 $19.49 $40,540 4.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 0.11% $17.33 $16.85 $35,040 2.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 0.32% $18.38 $20.08 $41,770 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 0.16% $25.56 $24.81 $51,600 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 30 0.08% $33.49 $29.54 $61,440 5.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 0.39% $18.07 $18.28 $38,010 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 190 0.50% $18.39 $18.13 $37,710 4.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 100 0.26% $19.99 $20.49 $42,620 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 100 0.26% $17.14 $17.24 $35,870 1.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 250 0.66% $14.14 $14.07 $29,270 3.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 0.18% $18.61 $18.56 $38,600 1.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 14,480 38.04% $22.43 $22.82 $47,470 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,110 2.92% $33.46 $32.78 $68,180 1.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 310 0.81% $17.23 $15.79 $32,850 10.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 4,360 11.45% $21.13 $21.16 $44,010 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,420 3.73% $24.17 $24.65 $51,270 1.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 560 1.47% $22.12 $23.34 $48,540 3.1 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 530 1.39% $23.46 $23.14 $48,120 2.5 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 2,010 5.28% $23.93 $23.64 $49,170 2.9 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 1,740 4.57% $22.19 $21.94 $45,630 2.7 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 1,010 2.65% $20.82 $21.29 $44,290 2.2 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 260 0.68% $22.86 $22.20 $46,180 3.4 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 600 1.58% $17.18 $17.54 $36,490 4.1 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 330 0.87% $23.60 $23.27 $48,400 2.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8,710 22.88% $23.58 $24.07 $50,060 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 740 1.94% $32.72 $33.43 $69,540 1.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 180 0.47% $25.51 $25.26 $52,530 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 380 1.00% $23.68 $23.77 $49,450 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 3,290 8.64% $23.43 $23.77 $49,440 2.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 0.11% $24.27 $23.86 $49,620 2.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,490 3.91% $23.31 $23.48 $48,840 1.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 960 2.52% $18.55 $19.20 $39,940 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 370 0.97% $21.65 $21.65 $45,030 2.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 500 1.31% $25.79 $25.22 $52,450 4.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 270 0.71% $17.08 $17.54 $36,490 3.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 390 1.02% $28.69 $28.26 $58,790 2.3 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,930 10.32% $22.29 $22.89 $47,610 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 1.34% $30.97 $32.06 $66,690 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 50 0.13% $22.74 $22.34 $46,460 2.7 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 270 0.71% $22.55 $22.40 $46,600 4.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 450 1.18% $23.51 $23.73 $49,370 2.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 0.13% $25.46 $25.83 $53,720 4.1 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 200 0.53% $19.97 $19.69 $40,950 2.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 910 2.39% $20.94 $21.15 $44,000 2.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 610 1.60% $20.01 $20.12 $41,850 4.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 0.32% $11.91 $15.13 $31,470 6.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 140 0.37% $16.68 $16.57 $34,470 2.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 340 0.89% $27.44 $26.34 $54,800 5.0 %
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 3,850 10.11% $21.94 $21.73 $45,210 1.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 30 0.08% $25.51 $26.10 $54,290 5.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 0.18% $33.80 $32.45 $67,500 3.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,960 5.15% $22.49 $22.27 $46,320 1.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) (8) $21.94 $21.43 $44,580 3.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 110 0.29% $20.03 $20.55 $42,750 6.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 0.11% $22.88 $22.80 $47,420 3.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 290 0.76% $20.63 $20.21 $42,030 2.5 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 570 1.50% $21.18 $21.36 $44,420 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 110 0.29% $20.07 $19.99 $41,580 2.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 390 1.02% $21.42 $20.40 $42,420 2.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 100 0.26% $18.93 $18.20 $37,860 10.2 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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