Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 237300 - Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction


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 237300 - Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.

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 237300 - Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction is part of: NAICS 237000 - Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 237300 - Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction:


NAICS 237300 - Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction

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 349,640 100.00% $18.86 $21.91 $45,560 0.6 %
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 16,940 4.84% $42.37 $49.74 $103,450 1.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,130 0.32% $76.12 $78.16 $162,570 2.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,950 1.42% $48.62 $55.82 $116,100 1.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 0.05% $33.71 $39.68 $82,530 4.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers (8) (8) $28.48 $33.05 $68,750 4.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 760 0.22% $43.42 $47.87 $99,580 2.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 0.01% $38.63 $42.84 $89,110 5.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 0.02% $38.02 $41.27 $85,840 4.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 0.02% $27.28 $33.39 $69,440 11.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 8,130 2.33% $39.01 $44.29 $92,130 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (8) (8) $40.22 $46.31 $96,330 4.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 210 0.06% $45.30 $48.96 $101,830 5.2 %
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 8,040 2.30% $29.85 $31.29 $65,090 0.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 520 0.15% $25.34 $27.88 $57,980 2.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 0.02% $24.91 $24.40 $50,740 7.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 5,400 1.54% $30.84 $31.94 $66,450 1.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 130 0.04% $25.70 $26.12 $54,330 2.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 0.02% $24.93 $26.26 $54,610 3.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 140 0.04% $24.97 $26.83 $55,820 4.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 250 0.07% $29.94 $31.96 $66,480 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,320 0.38% $29.66 $31.40 $65,310 1.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 0.01% $38.28 $38.74 $80,570 13.4 %
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 (8) (8) $28.44 $29.68 $61,740 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60 0.02% $24.07 $24.35 $50,640 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 0.02% $29.94 $30.86 $64,190 6.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators (8) (8) $31.01 $31.84 $66,240 3.0 %
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 6,150 1.76% $29.85 $31.06 $64,600 1.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 1,190 0.34% $24.40 $25.88 $53,840 1.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 2,870 0.82% $33.82 $35.75 $74,370 1.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 720 0.21% $31.40 $32.83 $68,290 1.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 0.03% $34.82 $36.51 $75,930 6.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) (8) $32.79 $38.08 $79,200 29.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 0.01% $33.76 $35.59 $74,020 5.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 200 0.06% $25.51 $26.53 $55,180 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 500 0.14% $22.68 $24.02 $49,970 3.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 0.02% $25.37 $26.26 $54,620 4.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 340 0.10% $14.05 $15.21 $31,630 3.5 %
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 160 0.05% $22.80 $24.84 $51,670 5.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 0.02% $20.72 $20.77 $43,200 2.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 0.01% $17.99 $19.52 $40,590 9.8 %
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 140 0.04% $29.42 $30.77 $63,990 4.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 110 0.03% $31.07 $32.76 $68,140 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 1,790 0.51% $12.39 $14.02 $29,150 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 290 0.08% $10.97 $11.33 $23,560 4.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 1,490 0.43% $12.74 $14.51 $30,170 2.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 840 0.24% $11.61 $12.63 $26,270 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 0.01% $18.48 $19.46 $40,480 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 380 0.11% $10.80 $11.38 $23,670 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 410 0.12% $12.08 $13.21 $27,470 5.1 %
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 1,260 0.36% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30 0.01% $30.71 $33.29 $69,250 6.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 610 0.17% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 530 0.15% $26.36 $27.60 $57,410 4.9 %
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 21,140 6.05% $15.44 $16.67 $34,680 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,510 0.43% $25.21 $26.40 $54,910 1.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 910 0.26% $15.95 $16.80 $34,940 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,590 1.31% $16.08 $16.79 $34,930 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,450 0.41% $17.07 $17.56 $36,520 1.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 120 0.03% $16.65 $15.66 $32,580 4.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 0.02% $14.45 $15.62 $32,490 6.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,240 0.35% $12.76 $12.92 $26,870 1.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 640 0.18% $19.59 $20.62 $42,880 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 0.04% $24.30 $24.37 $50,690 4.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 110 0.03% $13.55 $15.25 $31,720 8.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 170 0.05% $13.15 $13.93 $28,970 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,090 0.60% $19.69 $20.88 $43,420 1.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,500 1.00% $13.72 $13.99 $29,110 1.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,360 1.25% $12.96 $13.56 $28,200 1.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $15.16 $16.63 $34,590 4.9 %
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) $15.81 $16.60 $34,540 6.2 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) (8) $19.00 $18.85 $39,200 5.0 %
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 232,890 66.61% $18.80 $20.89 $43,460 0.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 26,950 7.71% $27.97 $29.30 $60,940 0.6 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 60 0.02% $20.37 $26.23 $54,570 14.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) (8) $18.65 $20.09 $41,790 3.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 14,210 4.06% $20.15 $22.83 $47,480 2.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 13,560 3.88% $17.12 $19.98 $41,560 2.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 88,280 25.25% $14.96 $17.58 $36,570 1.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 18,910 5.41% $16.13 $18.36 $38,200 1.3 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators (8) (8) $23.45 $25.22 $52,450 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 50,170 14.35% $21.20 $23.00 $47,840 0.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 800 0.23% $24.11 $26.44 $55,000 7.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 2,990 0.86% $17.07 $19.93 $41,460 5.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 3,710 1.06% $15.87 $17.79 $37,010 2.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 0.09% $23.25 $24.28 $50,510 4.1 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 1,870 0.53% $21.72 $22.35 $46,490 6.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 2,480 0.71% $29.14 $29.56 $61,490 3.9 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) (8) $13.88 $13.71 $28,520 4.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 810 0.23% $13.58 $14.65 $30,470 3.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 0.14% $12.19 $13.05 $27,140 3.3 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 710 0.20% $11.53 $13.03 $27,100 7.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 280 0.08% $24.15 $24.62 $51,220 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 2,730 0.78% $15.21 $16.73 $34,790 4.8 %
47-4091 Segmental Pavers 150 0.04% $13.55 $13.92 $28,960 3.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 630 0.18% $15.84 $18.41 $38,290 5.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 150 0.04% $17.94 $18.79 $39,080 4.5 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 50 0.01% $14.94 $14.58 $30,320 5.1 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.95 $17.01 $35,380 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 14,200 4.06% $19.14 $20.33 $42,280 0.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,030 0.29% $28.64 $29.60 $61,570 1.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 770 0.22% $19.24 $19.77 $41,120 2.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,360 0.67% $18.76 $19.76 $41,110 1.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 6,290 1.80% $19.32 $20.54 $42,720 1.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 0.03% $21.33 $21.74 $45,220 5.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,450 0.70% $17.58 $18.33 $38,130 1.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) (8) $15.84 $17.43 $36,260 4.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 150 0.04% $21.20 $21.57 $44,870 3.3 %
49-9092 Commercial Divers 60 0.02% $18.50 $18.79 $39,090 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 480 0.14% $13.11 $13.98 $29,070 3.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $17.71 $19.47 $40,500 8.0 %
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 3,770 1.08% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 410 0.12% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) (8) $12.16 $12.50 $26,000 4.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,250 0.36% $17.10 $18.26 $37,980 2.5 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 430 0.12% $21.96 $22.34 $46,460 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.04% $15.68 $16.86 $35,070 4.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 0.09% $14.06 $15.16 $31,540 3.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) (8) $16.31 $17.91 $37,250 3.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $12.01 $12.93 $26,900 2.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 80 0.02% $10.19 $11.23 $23,350 6.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 60 0.02% $15.63 $17.29 $35,960 5.3 %
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 41,940 12.00% $15.89 $17.63 $36,680 1.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 0.05% $24.40 $24.41 $50,770 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,000 0.29% $25.11 $26.49 $55,110 2.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 28,410 8.13% $16.07 $17.73 $36,880 1.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,980 0.57% $14.70 $15.95 $33,170 2.2 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 0.01% $21.87 $22.78 $47,370 3.8 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $14.08 $15.55 $32,350 8.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 980 0.28% $21.32 $23.49 $48,870 4.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 4,120 1.18% $16.38 $18.19 $37,840 2.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,150 0.33% $15.39 $15.61 $32,460 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 60 0.02% $11.51 $12.64 $26,290 9.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,660 1.05% $12.04 $13.41 $27,880 2.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 60 0.02% $19.22 $19.68 $40,940 6.0 %

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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