Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541330 - Engineering Services


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 Industry 541330 - Engineering Services.

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 541330 - Engineering Services is part of: NAICS 541300 - Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services.

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NAICS 541330 - Engineering Services

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 923,830 100.00% $29.15 $33.06 $68,760 0.4 %
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 85,020 9.20% $54.17 $58.52 $121,710 0.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 3,860 0.42% (5) $85.32 $177,470 1.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 19,930 2.16% $61.69 $66.37 $138,060 1.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 2,930 0.32% $49.19 $53.32 $110,890 2.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 960 0.10% $54.37 $57.78 $120,180 3.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 140 0.02% $45.79 $52.88 $109,990 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,740 0.19% $38.97 $41.71 $86,760 1.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 4,020 0.44% $51.82 $55.21 $114,840 1.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,940 0.43% $48.16 $51.62 $107,360 1.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 490 0.05% $38.88 $42.55 $88,500 2.0 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 80 0.01% $51.20 $53.35 $110,980 5.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 680 0.07% $49.26 $52.05 $108,260 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 520 0.06% $47.32 $49.37 $102,680 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,070 0.12% $49.53 $51.24 $106,580 2.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 170 0.02% $43.08 $47.95 $99,740 4.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 6,400 0.69% $42.41 $45.22 $94,060 1.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 33,320 3.61% $54.84 $57.82 $120,260 0.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 880 0.10% $49.90 $54.34 $113,030 3.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 0.01% $44.26 $42.33 $88,040 10.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 3,780 0.41% $46.89 $49.87 $103,720 2.0 %
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 51,460 5.57% $31.17 $34.12 $70,960 1.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 0.01% $22.24 $22.81 $47,450 5.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 4,850 0.52% $29.59 $30.84 $64,150 1.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,270 0.14% $22.82 $25.74 $53,540 5.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 3,960 0.43% $31.86 $33.59 $69,870 3.0 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (8) (8) $24.70 $26.71 $55,560 6.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,040 0.11% $27.60 $29.10 $60,520 4.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,310 0.14% $27.80 $28.87 $60,040 2.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,520 0.16% $27.35 $28.33 $58,930 2.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,810 0.20% $30.05 $31.27 $65,050 1.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians 2,900 0.31% $31.40 $33.18 $69,010 2.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 8,730 0.94% $36.07 $40.49 $84,230 4.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 0.01% $24.71 $25.56 $53,170 4.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 10,340 1.12% $34.29 $37.16 $77,290 1.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 10,350 1.12% $29.11 $31.34 $65,180 0.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 170 0.02% $20.78 $21.00 $43,670 10.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 1,050 0.11% $34.73 $36.20 $75,300 2.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 (7) $31.02 $37.92 $78,870 8.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,020 0.11% $32.40 $33.88 $70,480 2.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 620 0.07% $33.33 $38.07 $79,180 9.0 %
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 64,820 7.02% $36.99 $38.38 $79,830 1.1 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 1,190 0.13% $49.67 $49.68 $103,340 2.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 4,460 0.48% $32.91 $34.55 $71,870 1.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 11,640 1.26% $41.83 $42.41 $88,210 1.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 13,000 1.41% $43.88 $45.17 $93,950 1.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 6,880 0.74% $21.89 $23.02 $47,880 1.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 11,860 1.28% $37.19 $38.30 $79,660 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,830 0.20% $32.35 $33.38 $69,430 2.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 6,830 0.74% $33.63 $35.33 $73,490 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 3,900 0.42% $38.40 $40.01 $83,210 2.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 2,240 0.24% $37.06 $37.04 $77,050 2.0 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 160 0.02% $46.46 $46.59 $96,910 4.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 660 0.07% $39.32 $40.21 $83,640 3.2 %
15-2041 Statisticians 60 0.01% $35.16 $36.04 $74,960 12.1 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 70 0.01% $33.67 $30.50 $63,440 2.3 %
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 488,320 52.86% $30.31 $33.20 $69,060 0.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 9,790 1.06% $36.50 $40.07 $83,340 3.0 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 3,080 0.33% $30.56 $31.99 $66,540 1.2 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 1,930 0.21% $24.69 $26.49 $55,110 2.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 24,170 2.62% $26.06 $27.12 $56,410 0.8 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 10,000 1.08% $43.60 $45.87 $95,400 3.2 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 350 0.04% $37.18 $39.42 $81,990 3.6 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 410 0.04% $31.39 $34.98 $72,750 6.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 4,120 0.45% $42.08 $44.15 $91,830 4.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 124,760 13.50% $35.95 $38.53 $80,150 0.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 1,870 0.20% $43.65 $45.40 $94,420 2.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 31,770 3.44% $39.70 $41.67 $86,660 1.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 9,240 1.00% $41.17 $43.90 $91,320 2.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 13,810 1.49% $35.87 $39.07 $81,270 3.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 1,280 0.14% $36.46 $38.14 $79,330 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 10,240 1.11% $37.06 $38.34 $79,740 1.7 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 2,640 0.29% $31.44 $35.54 $73,930 11.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 1,660 0.18% $42.09 $43.32 $90,110 4.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 44,960 4.87% $36.99 $39.30 $81,740 1.1 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 1,770 0.19% $33.86 $36.04 $74,970 3.9 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 1,680 0.18% $51.99 $56.89 $118,340 9.8 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 2,160 0.23% $47.25 $59.19 $123,120 18.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 19,490 2.11% $37.69 $39.57 $82,300 2.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 38,830 4.20% $21.61 $22.63 $47,060 1.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 8,690 0.94% $23.17 $24.39 $50,720 1.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 17,930 1.94% $23.28 $24.22 $50,380 1.0 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 3,670 0.40% $20.42 $22.22 $46,220 3.5 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 1,080 0.12% $25.59 $26.65 $55,440 3.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 37,940 4.11% $21.30 $22.06 $45,880 0.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 12,290 1.33% $25.19 $25.75 $53,560 1.3 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 380 0.04% $19.21 $20.82 $43,300 6.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 6,190 0.67% $19.33 $20.94 $43,550 1.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,210 0.13% $21.10 $22.23 $46,240 2.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 9,520 1.03% $23.17 $24.15 $50,230 1.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 5,720 0.62% $24.27 $24.51 $50,980 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 23,710 2.57% $17.12 $18.20 $37,850 0.7 %
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 33,440 3.62% $28.10 $31.15 $64,790 1.5 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 70 0.01% $26.49 $25.93 $53,930 11.2 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists (8) (8) $20.60 $26.61 $55,340 11.3 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 430 0.05% $30.59 $31.49 $65,490 3.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 190 0.02% $29.96 $31.58 $65,690 7.2 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 130 0.01% $33.82 $32.39 $67,380 7.5 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (8) (8) $51.52 $62.08 $129,120 15.0 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 90 0.01% $32.49 $33.03 $68,710 6.7 %
19-2012 Physicists 460 0.05% $46.87 $47.96 $99,750 4.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 1,090 0.12% $27.97 $30.07 $62,550 3.5 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 110 0.01% $33.48 $37.91 $78,860 6.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 9,580 1.04% $28.62 $31.60 $65,730 1.3 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 6,070 0.66% $31.63 $35.41 $73,650 4.1 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 2,060 0.22% $36.11 $36.52 $75,970 1.8 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 320 0.03% $20.91 $24.66 $51,290 14.8 %
19-3011 Economists 40 (7) $21.60 $30.34 $63,100 22.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 2,920 0.32% $29.29 $32.69 $67,990 2.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 3,270 0.35% $31.49 $33.36 $69,390 1.2 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 220 0.02% $29.99 $31.86 $66,270 4.6 %
19-3092 Geographers 120 0.01% $29.61 $30.07 $62,550 6.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) (8) $16.13 $16.70 $34,730 5.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 830 0.09% $16.77 $18.00 $37,440 4.1 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 1,090 0.12% $17.82 $19.54 $40,650 4.3 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 440 0.05% $17.64 $20.39 $42,400 11.9 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 40 (7) $16.99 $17.90 $37,240 10.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 2,420 0.26% $18.30 $20.08 $41,770 2.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 0.01% $21.39 $20.99 $43,660 3.8 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $15.76 $17.69 $36,800 5.0 %
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 710 0.08% $44.33 $54.90 $114,200 4.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 410 0.04% $69.43 $74.17 $154,270 4.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 210 0.02% $29.46 $29.62 $61,620 3.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) (8) $23.98 $31.52 $65,550 15.0 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $23.97 $25.87 $53,810 4.0 %
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 500 0.05% $27.87 $28.95 $60,210 3.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (8) $34.94 $33.69 $70,070 6.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (8) (4) (4) $56,260 8.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 0.02% $25.14 $26.00 $54,070 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 (7) $14.11 $15.07 $31,350 8.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 0.01% $34.56 $33.80 $70,300 5.2 %
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 11,020 1.19% $27.20 $28.80 $59,910 1.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 50 0.01% $41.65 $43.41 $90,290 5.7 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 160 0.02% $29.41 $30.30 $63,020 4.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 2,400 0.26% $29.12 $30.45 $63,330 4.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 2,890 0.31% $24.32 $25.45 $52,930 1.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 410 0.04% $22.35 $24.35 $50,640 2.6 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 360 0.04% $35.46 $35.89 $74,650 6.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,200 0.13% $27.12 $30.84 $64,140 3.9 %
27-3041 Editors 410 0.04% $26.71 $27.40 $56,990 2.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 2,720 0.29% $28.62 $30.40 $63,230 2.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) (8) $34.05 $31.22 $64,950 9.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 (7) $18.56 $18.08 $37,600 9.2 %
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 710 0.08% $31.34 $32.38 $67,350 4.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 50 0.01% $26.11 $26.62 $55,380 4.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 430 0.05% $34.09 $33.30 $69,270 3.1 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 90 0.01% $27.11 $25.28 $52,580 4.0 %
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 920 0.10% $17.52 $21.59 $44,900 8.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 0.01% $35.75 $33.10 $68,850 7.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 110 0.01% $40.27 $39.62 $82,400 6.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 540 0.06% $15.36 $17.36 $36,110 4.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 120 0.01% $17.67 $20.13 $41,860 5.7 %
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 50 0.01% $10.04 $10.77 $22,410 4.0 %
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 2,270 0.25% $11.36 $12.18 $25,340 2.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,770 0.19% $11.72 $12.40 $25,790 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 140 0.02% $9.72 $10.10 $21,010 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 270 0.03% $8.64 $10.14 $21,090 11.2 %
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 70 0.01% $10.11 $11.22 $23,330 5.6 %
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 8,880 0.96% $34.02 $37.99 $79,020 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 0.03% $47.52 $49.06 $102,040 6.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 40 (7) $7.57 $8.79 $18,290 12.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,480 0.27% $31.43 $36.90 $76,740 3.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 3,210 0.35% $37.43 $40.23 $83,680 3.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 730 0.08% $28.10 $31.37 $65,250 7.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 250 0.03% $27.42 $28.19 $58,630 5.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 1,400 0.15% $39.04 $45.28 $94,180 6.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 340 0.04% $17.81 $21.66 $45,040 6.1 %
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 110,860 12.00% $17.08 $18.02 $37,490 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 7,420 0.80% $27.06 $28.06 $58,360 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 580 0.06% $13.83 $13.85 $28,820 1.7 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 40 (7) $17.32 $17.21 $35,790 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 780 0.08% $18.52 $19.32 $40,180 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,460 0.16% $17.54 $18.17 $37,800 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 12,260 1.33% $18.25 $18.72 $38,950 0.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,200 0.13% $18.60 $18.80 $39,100 1.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 440 0.05% $18.61 $18.86 $39,230 2.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,530 0.17% $17.69 $18.93 $39,360 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,250 0.14% $13.61 $14.48 $30,130 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 0.01% $14.92 $17.25 $35,870 11.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 0.01% $17.36 $17.39 $36,160 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,470 0.16% $19.47 $20.10 $41,800 0.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,600 0.61% $13.78 $13.78 $28,670 1.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 0.02% $18.79 $19.95 $41,490 3.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 410 0.04% $12.98 $13.02 $27,070 3.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 0.01% $21.20 $21.76 $45,270 8.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) (8) $22.04 $22.51 $46,830 7.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,390 0.26% $20.51 $21.47 $44,660 1.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 910 0.10% $14.12 $14.84 $30,880 5.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,200 0.13% $16.43 $16.54 $34,400 3.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 440 0.05% $11.62 $12.37 $25,730 6.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 26,830 2.90% $20.33 $21.17 $44,040 0.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 20,120 2.18% $15.10 $15.42 $32,060 0.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 480 0.05% $19.46 $19.65 $40,870 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 580 0.06% $12.98 $13.55 $28,190 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 510 0.06% $18.06 $18.52 $38,520 2.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 50 0.01% $22.02 $22.58 $46,970 7.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 170 0.02% $12.72 $13.55 $28,180 4.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 21,140 2.29% $13.35 $13.90 $28,920 1.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 170 0.02% $15.21 $15.70 $32,660 2.0 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 40 (7) $17.19 $17.30 $35,990 7.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 800 0.09% $15.72 $16.35 $34,010 4.4 %
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 28,360 3.07% $22.98 $24.27 $50,480 1.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2,350 0.25% $32.66 $33.91 $70,530 2.8 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 130 0.01% $24.91 $25.62 $53,290 3.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 240 0.03% $22.71 $25.51 $53,060 7.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 0.01% $23.52 $23.95 $49,810 12.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,950 0.32% $15.60 $17.93 $37,300 4.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 710 0.08% $21.08 $22.95 $47,730 5.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,050 0.11% $22.07 $23.26 $48,370 2.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 450 0.05% $20.56 $20.56 $42,770 7.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 820 0.09% $20.48 $21.88 $45,500 4.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) (8) $20.54 $20.64 $42,930 2.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 130 0.01% $19.82 $20.44 $42,510 4.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 70 0.01% $12.36 $14.52 $30,210 9.1 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 240 0.03% $12.69 $13.49 $28,050 6.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 17,160 1.86% $24.17 $25.19 $52,400 1.2 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 270 0.03% $20.58 $21.89 $45,530 4.7 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 150 0.02% $15.77 $18.23 $37,920 9.5 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 40 (7) $16.49 $17.90 $37,240 7.6 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 960 0.10% $17.06 $18.43 $38,330 3.3 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 170 0.02% $13.29 $13.82 $28,740 3.3 %
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 11,260 1.22% $21.54 $22.04 $45,840 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 610 0.07% $30.13 $30.34 $63,110 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 280 0.03% $21.13 $21.69 $45,120 3.1 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (8) (8) $25.78 $25.70 $53,450 3.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 280 0.03% $26.22 $25.29 $52,610 8.4 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 290 0.03% $21.24 $20.68 $43,000 5.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 780 0.08% $22.89 $23.07 $47,980 6.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) (8) $34.08 $32.16 $66,890 8.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,570 0.17% $23.20 $23.80 $49,500 3.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 120 0.01% $21.38 $20.88 $43,430 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) (8) $9.79 $13.77 $28,650 24.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 420 0.05% $18.80 $19.77 $41,130 4.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) (8) $24.23 $24.02 $49,970 4.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 480 0.05% $22.11 $23.17 $48,200 4.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 790 0.09% $21.27 $21.85 $45,460 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,940 0.32% $20.29 $21.41 $44,520 4.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 150 0.02% $20.72 $20.41 $42,450 3.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 290 0.03% $18.63 $19.44 $40,440 2.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) (8) $22.63 $22.12 $46,020 6.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 580 0.06% $13.82 $14.13 $29,380 4.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 480 0.05% $17.62 $18.56 $38,610 5.3 %
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 20,340 2.20% $16.28 $18.05 $37,550 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,490 0.16% $28.69 $29.60 $61,570 2.7 %
51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 140 0.02% $12.56 $15.04 $31,290 17.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,940 0.21% $14.41 $15.03 $31,270 2.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 570 0.06% $15.67 $16.29 $33,890 4.6 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 320 0.03% $15.73 $16.29 $33,890 7.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) (8) $19.11 $19.28 $40,090 6.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,350 0.15% $12.28 $13.13 $27,310 4.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 790 0.09% $14.37 $16.08 $33,450 6.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 330 0.04% $17.84 $19.90 $41,390 10.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 0.02% $11.61 $13.18 $27,420 10.5 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $16.78 $16.88 $35,100 5.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $23.49 $23.06 $47,950 8.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 (7) $18.14 $19.85 $41,290 15.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,590 0.17% $18.54 $18.82 $39,140 3.9 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 270 0.03% $17.09 $17.63 $36,670 5.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 0.02% $14.80 $16.93 $35,220 16.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 0.02% $15.11 $14.94 $31,080 2.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 0.01% $17.80 $18.55 $38,590 8.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,500 0.16% $18.29 $19.49 $40,550 3.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 0.02% $14.50 $16.32 $33,940 9.5 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 110 0.01% $13.43 $13.98 $29,080 10.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (8) (8) $24.86 $25.80 $53,670 4.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 230 0.02% $23.73 $24.74 $51,450 6.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 290 0.03% $19.75 $20.13 $41,870 3.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 160 0.02% $26.36 $23.83 $49,560 12.9 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) (8) $13.79 $14.36 $29,860 6.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,500 0.49% $17.58 $19.04 $39,610 3.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 50 0.01% $11.75 $13.16 $27,360 15.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 0.01% $16.40 $16.34 $33,980 6.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) (8) $22.09 $21.44 $44,580 7.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 800 0.09% $11.82 $12.17 $25,320 3.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,690 0.18% $11.72 $13.57 $28,230 4.8 %
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 4,780 0.52% $13.69 $15.85 $32,970 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 0.02% $25.84 $25.70 $53,460 7.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 0.01% $27.27 $27.00 $56,170 5.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 70 0.01% (4) (4) $87,940 10.4 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 60 0.01% $23.15 $24.43 $50,810 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 220 0.02% $17.54 $17.80 $37,020 5.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 260 0.03% $14.00 $13.99 $29,110 3.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) (8) $11.14 $12.32 $25,630 6.0 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 410 0.04% $17.68 $19.54 $40,640 6.8 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 170 0.02% $23.19 $25.48 $53,000 11.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 (7) $27.87 $26.82 $55,790 14.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) (8) $15.52 $15.62 $32,480 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 0.02% $13.77 $15.38 $32,000 6.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,710 0.29% $11.74 $12.33 $25,640 3.3 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)

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.




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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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