Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers


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 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers.

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 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers is part of: NAICS 423000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods.

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NAICS 423500 - Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers

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 132,650 100.00% $17.17 $22.43 $46,650 1.0 %
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 7,920 5.97% $50.39 $58.79 $122,280 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 540 0.41% (5) $86.25 $179,400 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,890 2.93% $54.93 $63.68 $132,460 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 0.07% $48.75 $56.80 $118,150 14.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,140 0.86% $52.10 $58.06 $120,760 3.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 0.22% $32.76 $35.80 $74,470 5.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 0.11% $49.13 $52.44 $109,080 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 410 0.31% $50.40 $51.22 $106,540 4.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 0.03% $40.91 $43.72 $90,940 4.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 290 0.22% $42.62 $49.96 $103,910 9.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 300 0.23% $38.68 $40.93 $85,130 3.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 510 0.38% $34.74 $39.64 $82,460 7.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other (8) (8) $40.18 $44.31 $92,170 5.0 %
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 4,640 3.50% $27.91 $31.25 $65,000 4.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 1,120 0.84% $26.75 $32.32 $67,230 11.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 860 0.65% $25.67 $27.17 $56,500 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 350 0.26% $26.98 $25.65 $53,360 7.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 0.05% $29.40 $31.07 $64,620 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 0.03% $24.27 $26.65 $55,430 7.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 0.05% $24.19 $24.79 $51,560 3.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 140 0.11% $32.64 $33.68 $70,050 12.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 510 0.38% $30.09 $37.80 $78,630 12.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,320 1.00% $30.17 $32.52 $67,640 2.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 0.03% $29.35 $30.40 $63,240 5.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $22.38 $23.38 $48,630 10.1 %
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 890 0.67% $28.91 $29.75 $61,880 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 0.10% $30.26 $32.50 $67,610 4.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 0.02% $34.00 $33.88 $70,470 4.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 0.17% $22.38 $23.20 $48,250 3.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 0.11% $33.71 $33.46 $69,590 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 230 0.17% $29.28 $30.21 $62,830 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 0.06% $34.83 $33.84 $70,380 4.8 %
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 990 0.75% $30.71 $31.71 $65,960 3.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) (8) $41.20 $40.20 $83,610 5.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) (8) $38.02 $40.58 $84,400 7.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 170 0.13% $31.30 $32.22 $67,020 6.9 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (8) (8) $37.29 $37.40 $77,790 7.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 0.06% $32.41 $32.25 $67,080 8.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 170 0.13% $21.30 $23.14 $48,130 8.6 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 50 0.04% $15.52 $18.63 $38,750 10.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $22.86 $23.50 $48,880 4.1 %
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 60 0.05% $24.91 $29.38 $61,110 11.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 0.05% $26.38 $30.74 $63,940 11.9 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 120 0.09% $26.38 $26.92 $55,990 3.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 0.04% $25.97 $24.66 $51,290 7.2 %
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 420 0.32% $11.10 $11.95 $24,850 3.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 0.32% $11.07 $11.94 $24,830 3.9 %
Sales and Related 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 23,760 17.91% $27.10 $32.76 $68,150 1.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 80 0.06% $20.40 $22.82 $47,470 7.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,390 1.05% $37.42 $43.17 $89,790 3.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers (8) (8) $9.58 $10.39 $21,610 8.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 0.12% $13.16 $14.45 $30,050 5.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 0.12% $15.40 $16.67 $34,670 9.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 390 0.29% $15.97 $17.09 $35,540 5.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 0.10% $22.35 $23.11 $48,060 7.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,960 1.48% $27.12 $35.14 $73,090 6.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 18,430 13.89% $27.11 $32.81 $68,240 2.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 440 0.33% $34.16 $35.46 $73,760 4.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 200 0.15% $17.47 $18.75 $38,990 7.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 310 0.23% $21.08 $23.16 $48,180 16.2 %
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 26,920 20.29% $15.37 $16.48 $34,280 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,350 1.02% $24.54 $26.04 $54,160 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 0.11% $13.03 $13.35 $27,760 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 530 0.40% $17.84 $18.80 $39,110 2.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 820 0.62% $15.24 $15.78 $32,820 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,210 2.42% $16.90 $17.34 $36,070 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 0.05% $18.82 $18.89 $39,300 7.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 140 0.11% $18.13 $17.74 $36,900 3.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 230 0.17% $17.39 $18.74 $38,990 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,340 1.76% $17.49 $18.72 $38,930 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,490 1.12% $15.53 $16.04 $33,370 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,110 0.84% $12.82 $13.50 $28,070 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 0.07% $16.44 $17.74 $36,890 6.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,110 0.84% $19.11 $20.12 $41,860 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 3,990 3.01% $14.83 $15.29 $31,800 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,820 2.13% $13.76 $14.00 $29,120 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 180 0.14% $15.37 $15.54 $32,330 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,270 0.96% $18.90 $19.93 $41,440 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,740 1.31% $13.18 $13.98 $29,090 3.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 0.02% $18.34 $18.67 $38,830 6.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 250 0.19% $13.89 $13.79 $28,680 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,620 2.73% $12.82 $13.48 $28,050 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $18.89 $20.51 $42,650 6.1 %
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 790 0.60% $14.71 $17.45 $36,290 8.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 0.08% $21.54 $23.92 $49,750 22.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (8) (8) $12.87 $12.72 $26,460 7.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (8) (8) $17.65 $18.28 $38,020 4.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 70 0.05% $30.99 $28.45 $59,190 15.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) $20.79 $20.64 $42,940 13.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 230 0.17% $10.56 $11.80 $24,550 11.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 0.05% $17.77 $18.25 $37,960 1.9 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (8) (8) $13.76 $13.80 $28,700 4.3 %
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 2,810 2.12% $17.99 $19.05 $39,620 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 0.16% $29.75 $29.73 $61,840 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 70 0.05% $16.14 $17.87 $37,160 11.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 0.07% $16.07 $18.02 $37,480 6.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 0.06% $17.67 $18.15 $37,740 3.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 560 0.42% $17.14 $18.07 $37,580 6.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,200 0.90% $18.08 $18.58 $38,640 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 0.17% $19.41 $19.70 $40,970 4.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 0.12% $12.36 $13.56 $28,210 3.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 0.10% $16.04 $17.27 $35,910 13.0 %
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 28,040 21.14% $15.30 $16.57 $34,470 0.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,800 2.11% $24.67 $25.95 $53,980 1.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 640 0.48% $14.42 $15.01 $31,230 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,900 2.19% $13.76 $14.04 $29,200 2.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 150 0.11% $17.67 $17.22 $35,820 3.5 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 60 0.05% $19.33 $20.01 $41,610 8.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 0.08% $14.49 $15.36 $31,950 3.3 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 0.05% $14.97 $15.38 $31,990 3.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 460 0.35% $14.32 $14.10 $29,340 6.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,360 4.04% $14.45 $14.81 $30,800 1.5 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $11.27 $11.40 $23,710 5.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 0.13% $12.33 $12.75 $26,520 2.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 0.12% $14.73 $15.00 $31,200 6.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $16.15 $16.52 $34,360 4.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 4,750 3.58% $15.57 $16.44 $34,190 1.6 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 140 0.11% $15.70 $17.66 $36,740 10.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 390 0.29% $14.69 $15.49 $32,210 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 4,260 3.21% $16.33 $17.62 $36,660 3.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 0.20% $14.66 $14.91 $31,020 3.7 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 0.09% $15.23 $15.01 $31,230 2.6 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 370 0.28% $17.30 $17.15 $35,680 3.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) (8) $12.95 $12.90 $26,830 3.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) (8) $11.28 $13.21 $27,470 20.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 620 0.47% $15.45 $15.31 $31,850 4.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 910 0.69% $15.98 $17.29 $35,970 3.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,310 0.99% $13.69 $14.12 $29,370 5.7 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $11.44 $12.34 $25,680 8.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 560 0.42% $11.58 $11.94 $24,840 2.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 380 0.29% $14.02 $15.60 $32,450 9.2 %
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 35,230 26.56% $14.28 $15.13 $31,480 0.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,140 0.86% $22.61 $23.37 $48,600 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,060 0.80% $24.61 $27.06 $56,290 4.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 110 0.08% $12.93 $13.27 $27,600 5.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 6,710 5.06% $16.82 $17.42 $36,240 1.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 2,470 1.86% $14.75 $15.10 $31,400 2.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 790 0.60% $14.86 $14.91 $31,010 3.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,030 0.78% $14.61 $15.89 $33,050 2.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 5,720 4.31% $13.95 $14.37 $29,880 1.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 14,800 11.16% $12.52 $13.13 $27,320 1.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) (8) $12.01 $12.89 $26,810 5.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,040 0.78% $11.50 $12.07 $25,110 3.3 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 40 0.03% $9.75 $11.19 $23,280 12.5 %

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.

(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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