Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 423800 - Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies 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 423800 - Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies 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 423800 - Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers is part of: NAICS 423000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods.

NAICS 423800 - Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers consists of:

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NAICS 423800 - Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

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 691,300 100.00% $18.52 $23.05 $47,940 0.5 %
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 39,800 5.76% $46.83 $54.54 $113,430 1.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,620 0.38% (5) $82.50 $171,590 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 19,980 2.89% $46.38 $54.70 $113,780 1.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 810 0.12% $50.32 $54.52 $113,390 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 7,240 1.05% $49.52 $55.62 $115,690 1.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,210 0.18% $33.48 $36.80 $76,550 2.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 870 0.13% $47.27 $50.99 $106,060 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,920 0.28% $47.16 $52.72 $109,660 2.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 100 0.01% $41.50 $44.09 $91,710 4.1 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 60 0.01% $36.87 $38.54 $80,160 4.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 140 0.02% $43.76 $46.96 $97,680 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 360 0.05% $43.26 $47.00 $97,750 5.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 880 0.13% $37.84 $41.28 $85,870 2.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,260 0.18% $33.52 $36.84 $76,630 2.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 0.02% $38.73 $44.62 $92,810 11.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 620 0.09% $55.24 $58.12 $120,890 3.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,530 0.22% $39.57 $43.85 $91,200 3.0 %
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 22,510 3.26% $26.29 $28.72 $59,730 1.3 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 190 0.03% $21.06 $22.23 $46,250 5.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 5,190 0.75% $22.23 $24.66 $51,290 1.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,690 0.39% $23.03 $23.91 $49,730 1.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 0.01% $31.34 $31.21 $64,920 5.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 480 0.07% $26.90 $27.43 $57,040 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 0.02% $23.03 $24.42 $50,800 5.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 480 0.07% $26.26 $27.77 $57,760 2.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 870 0.13% $28.78 $29.16 $60,660 3.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 350 0.05% $26.87 $28.60 $59,480 3.9 %
13-1081 Logisticians 260 0.04% $24.85 $26.10 $54,280 3.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 290 0.04% $37.48 $41.66 $86,660 8.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,340 0.48% $28.87 $31.36 $65,230 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,740 1.12% $29.13 $31.79 $66,130 2.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 230 0.03% $23.50 $26.03 $54,140 4.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 0.01% $35.07 $37.77 $78,560 17.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 70 0.01% $32.79 $37.30 $77,580 8.5 %
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 7,690 1.11% $31.15 $32.80 $68,220 4.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 760 0.11% $31.58 $33.35 $69,360 4.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 990 0.14% $36.12 $36.97 $76,900 2.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,070 0.15% $45.41 $45.12 $93,850 6.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,630 0.24% $22.57 $24.43 $50,820 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,170 0.17% $31.34 $32.48 $67,550 5.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 130 0.02% $34.60 $34.99 $72,780 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,330 0.19% $29.88 $30.77 $63,990 1.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 400 0.06% $32.32 $33.40 $69,480 3.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 200 0.03% $21.54 $24.49 $50,930 8.4 %
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 10,710 1.55% $29.96 $31.55 $65,620 1.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (8) (8) $39.10 $39.13 $81,390 6.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 80 0.01% $41.37 $39.64 $82,460 4.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 830 0.12% $36.37 $37.39 $77,770 5.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 950 0.14% $35.83 $36.85 $76,640 2.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 960 0.14% $33.55 $34.34 $71,430 3.2 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 250 0.04% $32.48 $36.35 $75,610 6.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 2,810 0.41% $32.72 $34.58 $71,920 2.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 470 0.07% $31.98 $33.16 $68,970 3.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 530 0.08% $20.52 $21.28 $44,270 3.2 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 60 0.01% $24.75 $24.14 $50,200 13.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 2,010 0.29% $26.51 $26.86 $55,870 1.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 390 0.06% $22.37 $23.39 $48,650 3.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 0.02% $23.85 $24.09 $50,110 4.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 760 0.11% $25.14 $24.82 $51,620 4.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 180 0.03% $20.96 $23.75 $49,400 15.2 %
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 1,100 0.16% $27.37 $30.86 $64,190 3.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 0.01% $28.49 $28.87 $60,050 5.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 1,000 0.14% $28.04 $31.71 $65,950 3.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 0.01% $14.25 $15.95 $33,170 13.1 %
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 40 0.01% $58.94 $64.17 $133,480 9.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 40 0.01% $60.93 $66.90 $139,150 9.4 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50 0.01% $23.88 $25.94 $53,960 4.2 %
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 1,400 0.20% $23.99 $25.33 $52,690 2.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 190 0.03% $30.71 $31.23 $64,950 7.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 600 0.09% $21.26 $22.43 $46,650 4.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) (8) $17.22 $17.11 $35,590 4.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 320 0.05% $26.60 $28.73 $59,760 5.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 110 0.02% $24.68 $26.08 $54,250 3.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 (7) $23.11 $21.78 $45,300 11.4 %
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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70 0.01% $31.03 $30.51 $63,450 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 140 0.02% $18.10 $21.24 $44,180 11.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 70 0.01% $13.03 $13.08 $27,220 5.8 %
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 3,440 0.50% $9.72 $10.60 $22,050 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 0.01% $12.46 $15.89 $33,050 14.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,080 0.45% $9.60 $10.42 $21,670 1.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 280 0.04% $11.00 $11.92 $24,790 7.6 %
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 199,210 28.82% $22.80 $27.35 $56,890 0.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 3,130 0.45% $23.22 $26.10 $54,280 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 13,100 1.89% $32.82 $37.80 $78,630 1.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,300 0.19% $9.44 $9.89 $20,570 3.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 4,670 0.68% $14.53 $15.00 $31,190 1.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 22,980 3.32% $15.47 $16.12 $33,530 0.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 8,190 1.18% $13.98 $16.30 $33,910 2.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,190 0.17% $24.27 $28.94 $60,200 5.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 23,120 3.34% $28.52 $33.59 $69,870 2.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 113,770 16.46% $24.19 $28.51 $59,300 1.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 120 0.02% $26.92 $25.38 $52,790 9.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 4,430 0.64% $34.28 $37.48 $77,950 2.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,400 0.20% $14.70 $15.46 $32,160 2.8 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 90 0.01% $20.34 $19.36 $40,270 8.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1,610 0.23% $20.78 $21.89 $45,540 4.5 %
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 159,740 23.11% $14.67 $15.65 $32,560 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 8,350 1.21% $24.12 $25.80 $53,660 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 540 0.08% $12.36 $12.54 $26,080 1.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 2,600 0.38% $16.03 $16.67 $34,680 1.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 4,350 0.63% $14.80 $15.22 $31,650 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 22,350 3.23% $15.55 $16.28 $33,850 0.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 390 0.06% $18.12 $18.07 $37,590 2.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 950 0.14% $15.85 $15.43 $32,090 3.5 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 50 0.01% $17.23 $18.29 $38,040 7.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 820 0.12% $17.60 $17.80 $37,030 3.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 20,790 3.01% $16.63 $17.20 $35,780 0.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 220 0.03% $12.67 $12.08 $25,130 5.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 8,810 1.27% $15.01 $15.44 $32,110 1.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 200 0.03% $17.28 $17.66 $36,740 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,120 0.74% $12.10 $12.27 $25,520 0.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 0.01% $14.35 $14.93 $31,040 5.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 0.01% $9.26 $10.42 $21,680 6.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,000 0.14% $17.55 $18.29 $38,040 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,480 0.36% $17.79 $18.72 $38,930 1.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 20,480 2.96% $13.69 $14.18 $29,490 0.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 15,660 2.27% $12.37 $13.13 $27,320 1.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 410 0.06% $13.89 $14.78 $30,740 4.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7,730 1.12% $18.89 $19.66 $40,900 1.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 12,980 1.88% $13.11 $13.44 $27,960 1.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 320 0.05% $18.27 $18.59 $38,660 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 860 0.12% $12.27 $13.06 $27,160 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 0.01% $9.26 $13.19 $27,430 16.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 0.01% $13.19 $13.58 $28,250 5.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 21,340 3.09% $12.59 $13.14 $27,330 1.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 460 0.07% $16.39 $16.83 $35,000 5.1 %
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 150 0.02% $13.99 $15.49 $32,210 9.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) (8) $14.16 $13.69 $28,470 5.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) (8) $12.19 $14.45 $30,060 15.4 %
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 4,530 0.66% $17.80 $20.57 $42,790 4.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 0.04% $33.25 $35.61 $74,070 8.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 310 0.04% $19.37 $19.75 $41,070 6.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 750 0.11% $14.65 $15.49 $32,230 5.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 90 0.01% $20.65 $19.65 $40,870 10.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 400 0.06% $23.34 $29.27 $60,880 10.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 0.02% $12.45 $13.78 $28,660 7.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 180 0.03% $12.01 $12.71 $26,430 14.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 800 0.12% $18.82 $18.98 $39,480 3.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) (8) $15.78 $19.82 $41,220 28.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 0.01% $18.48 $20.02 $41,630 11.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 0.01% $13.09 $11.78 $24,500 11.6 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 250 0.04% $37.87 $36.61 $76,150 4.7 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) (8) $14.36 $14.63 $30,420 7.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 380 0.05% $15.96 $19.04 $39,600 9.3 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (8) (8) $27.18 $24.58 $51,130 12.8 %
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 134,520 19.46% $18.94 $19.99 $41,590 0.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 10,810 1.56% $27.32 $28.43 $59,130 0.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 390 0.06% $18.23 $18.94 $39,400 9.4 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians (8) (8) $21.31 $21.83 $45,400 10.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 1,980 0.29% $18.49 $18.87 $39,260 2.8 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 650 0.09% $20.11 $19.34 $40,230 4.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,680 0.24% $22.20 $22.85 $47,520 2.1 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) (8) $17.39 $17.34 $36,060 5.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 770 0.11% $21.65 $23.73 $49,350 10.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 970 0.14% $19.84 $20.69 $43,030 4.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 0.02% $16.14 $16.44 $34,180 4.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,770 0.26% $18.13 $18.28 $38,030 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 10,370 1.50% $19.49 $20.29 $42,210 1.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 22,090 3.20% $15.64 $16.05 $33,380 0.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 33,420 4.83% $20.49 $21.16 $44,010 0.9 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 250 0.04% $19.68 $19.94 $41,480 6.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 1,750 0.25% $14.47 $14.90 $31,000 2.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 0.02% $13.34 $14.38 $29,910 5.1 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (8) (8) $16.33 $16.04 $33,350 2.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 2,170 0.31% $17.68 $18.43 $38,340 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 410 0.06% $17.35 $19.22 $39,970 8.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 230 0.03% $18.62 $18.85 $39,200 3.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 21,000 3.04% $20.17 $21.29 $44,290 1.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,610 1.53% $17.65 $18.18 $37,820 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 4,150 0.60% $17.68 $18.25 $37,960 2.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 300 0.04% $22.10 $23.49 $48,860 7.8 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 140 0.02% $19.88 $21.23 $44,170 9.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) (8) $15.03 $16.13 $33,550 4.2 %
49-9096 Riggers 100 0.01% $17.57 $19.14 $39,800 8.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 3,890 0.56% $11.99 $12.76 $26,530 3.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 3,960 0.57% $17.58 $18.22 $37,900 2.8 %
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 38,790 5.61% $15.24 $16.46 $34,240 0.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,630 0.53% $25.44 $26.65 $55,420 2.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 440 0.06% $13.77 $14.49 $30,140 5.7 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 220 0.03% $13.14 $14.52 $30,200 6.0 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 260 0.04% $15.76 $15.97 $33,210 5.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 0.02% $14.83 $15.36 $31,940 7.4 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) (8) $17.05 $17.19 $35,760 8.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 8,600 1.24% $13.11 $13.63 $28,350 1.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,280 0.19% $13.38 $13.80 $28,700 3.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $16.51 $17.89 $37,220 10.0 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 70 0.01% $23.09 $23.60 $49,090 5.8 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $9.32 $9.81 $20,410 7.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 610 0.09% $12.19 $13.20 $27,460 4.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $12.00 $12.17 $25,310 4.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $13.74 $14.68 $30,540 12.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 0.01% $13.02 $13.05 $27,130 7.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 7,640 1.11% $16.95 $17.24 $35,850 1.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 0.03% $12.33 $13.41 $27,890 8.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 520 0.08% $15.38 $15.10 $31,410 4.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 170 0.02% $19.01 $18.85 $39,210 4.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 6,220 0.90% $16.25 $16.92 $35,190 1.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 0.04% $14.73 $15.13 $31,480 6.0 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (8) (8) $13.54 $13.25 $27,560 5.3 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 150 0.02% $13.70 $13.97 $29,070 12.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 350 0.05% $16.85 $17.65 $36,720 7.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) (8) $11.22 $10.70 $22,250 8.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 150 0.02% $11.41 $11.72 $24,380 4.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $12.39 $14.48 $30,120 25.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 0.04% $12.98 $15.38 $31,990 8.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $16.52 $15.57 $32,380 6.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $15.16 $15.70 $32,660 4.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,430 0.35% $16.09 $17.32 $36,030 2.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,080 0.16% $11.84 $12.75 $26,520 3.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 0.04% $13.04 $13.33 $27,720 3.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 240 0.03% $15.43 $16.46 $34,230 4.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (8) (8) $11.62 $12.12 $25,200 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 580 0.08% $9.00 $10.07 $20,950 8.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 970 0.14% $12.43 $13.61 $28,310 5.6 %
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 67,030 9.70% $13.59 $14.64 $30,450 1.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,340 0.34% $21.49 $22.66 $47,140 1.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,790 0.26% $23.91 $25.44 $52,920 2.4 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers (8) (8) (4) (4) $103,060 10.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (8) (4) (4) $90,410 4.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 2,280 0.33% $14.96 $15.48 $32,200 2.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 9,950 1.44% $16.54 $17.11 $35,580 1.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 13,260 1.92% $13.01 $13.30 $27,660 0.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 110 0.02% $12.00 $12.45 $25,890 3.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 120 0.02% $18.41 $20.20 $42,010 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 5,900 0.85% $14.40 $15.03 $31,270 1.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 580 0.08% $11.04 $12.21 $25,390 8.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,070 3.77% $12.00 $12.60 $26,210 1.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 3,130 0.45% $10.92 $11.63 $24,200 2.3 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 140 0.02% $14.45 $15.46 $32,170 5.4 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 330 0.05% $13.60 $13.98 $29,080 4.5 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) (8) $13.25 $13.26 $27,580 6.3 %

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.

(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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(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)

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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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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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