Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 541380 - Testing Laboratories


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 541380 - Testing Laboratories.

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 541380 - Testing Laboratories is part of: NAICS 541300 - Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services.

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NAICS 541380 - Testing Laboratories

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 150,670 100.00% $22.34 $27.42 $57,030 2.3 %
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 10,500 6.97% $50.63 $56.25 $117,000 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 530 0.35% (5) $81.04 $168,560 4.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,340 2.22% $48.73 $55.78 $116,020 1.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 550 0.37% $69.90 $72.16 $150,090 15.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 360 0.24% $55.55 $57.56 $119,720 3.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 0.19% $36.32 $41.70 $86,730 4.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 380 0.25% $53.52 $56.69 $117,920 4.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 420 0.28% $47.64 $53.30 $110,860 3.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 0.05% $37.90 $41.75 $86,840 7.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 30 0.02% $52.34 $50.05 $104,100 5.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 90 0.06% $45.51 $49.75 $103,490 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 0.07% $52.86 $52.64 $109,490 4.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 0.04% $41.31 $45.17 $93,960 5.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 0.09% $30.33 $32.79 $68,200 4.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,710 1.13% $57.91 $59.93 $124,650 3.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 0.03% $45.51 $50.55 $105,150 9.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 1,460 0.97% $44.23 $51.23 $106,560 4.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 890 0.59% $42.29 $47.26 $98,300 4.2 %
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 6,180 4.10% $31.12 $33.99 $70,700 3.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 420 0.28% $27.94 $30.17 $62,750 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 600 0.40% $22.18 $25.01 $52,020 5.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 0.07% $24.26 $26.93 $56,010 5.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 0.02% $28.84 $28.27 $58,790 7.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 0.07% $29.49 $31.31 $65,130 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 0.09% $34.07 $34.06 $70,830 5.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 200 0.13% $31.03 $31.47 $65,450 3.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 250 0.17% $36.23 $36.71 $76,360 4.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 770 0.51% $37.98 $44.66 $92,900 4.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,020 1.34% $31.78 $34.18 $71,100 4.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,070 0.71% $29.65 $32.04 $66,640 2.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 190 0.13% $35.66 $37.31 $77,610 3.6 %
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 3,870 2.57% $34.64 $36.90 $76,750 3.2 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 80 0.05% $45.99 $43.96 $91,440 4.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 370 0.25% $32.51 $36.95 $76,870 6.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 730 0.48% $38.65 $40.01 $83,210 2.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 770 0.51% $42.77 $43.77 $91,050 4.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 460 0.31% $22.20 $22.91 $47,650 1.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 560 0.37% $36.32 $37.36 $77,700 3.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 0.07% $30.14 $32.17 $66,910 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 390 0.26% $31.20 $32.93 $68,500 1.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 160 0.11% $30.93 $42.59 $88,590 24.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 100 0.07% $29.26 $30.54 $63,520 3.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (8) (8) $35.28 $40.14 $83,490 11.2 %
15-2041 Statisticians 50 0.03% $33.81 $34.57 $71,910 5.5 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 40 0.03% $28.62 $28.39 $59,050 12.1 %
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 35,160 23.34% $31.65 $33.55 $69,780 3.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 0.08% $29.18 $29.17 $60,670 9.3 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 80 0.05% $37.23 $43.15 $89,760 11.2 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 70 0.05% $34.88 $35.75 $74,360 16.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 540 0.36% $36.41 $37.07 $77,110 3.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,210 0.80% $34.01 $36.03 $74,940 3.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 980 0.65% $64.72 $67.58 $140,570 8.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 2,000 1.33% $36.00 $37.62 $78,250 2.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 980 0.65% $35.33 $37.87 $78,780 4.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 1,050 0.70% $32.41 $33.55 $69,790 3.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 220 0.15% $33.74 $35.06 $72,920 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,130 0.75% $40.25 $41.13 $85,550 4.9 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (8) (8) $37.03 $38.43 $79,920 4.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 2,900 1.92% $37.82 $38.21 $79,470 2.0 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 1,260 0.84% $46.41 $46.79 $97,320 2.0 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 90 0.06% $29.50 $33.60 $69,880 10.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 6,780 4.50% $44.66 $44.75 $93,080 1.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 0.04% $20.99 $20.11 $41,820 6.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 120 0.08% $24.37 $25.28 $52,580 4.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 220 0.15% $24.50 $26.72 $55,570 7.5 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 590 0.39% $31.08 $30.66 $63,770 4.7 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 90 0.06% $15.47 $17.88 $37,180 8.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 2,730 1.81% $17.10 $18.62 $38,720 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 3,200 2.12% $23.66 $23.94 $49,800 2.5 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (8) (8) $32.57 $29.62 $61,620 11.2 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 1,590 1.06% $17.30 $19.92 $41,430 5.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $33.74 $30.07 $62,540 6.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 2,580 1.71% $20.44 $21.94 $45,640 2.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 2,720 1.81% $19.70 $21.94 $45,640 4.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 250 0.17% $15.05 $15.56 $32,370 2.7 %
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 41,100 27.28% $19.31 $23.12 $48,090 1.7 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 210 0.14% $25.85 $24.49 $50,940 5.7 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 350 0.23% $26.40 $30.86 $64,190 7.7 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 500 0.33% $36.63 $38.31 $79,690 4.4 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 530 0.35% $23.66 $27.98 $58,200 5.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 320 0.21% $33.36 $34.63 $72,020 6.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,470 0.98% $33.66 $37.79 $78,600 10.9 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 190 0.13% $37.59 $38.41 $79,890 8.4 %
19-2012 Physicists 210 0.14% $38.75 $39.27 $81,680 11.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 8,360 5.55% $24.15 $28.16 $58,570 3.1 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 440 0.29% $36.89 $38.94 $81,000 6.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 3,050 2.02% $25.29 $28.27 $58,800 3.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 550 0.37% $28.87 $32.85 $68,330 4.6 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 450 0.30% $41.75 $43.12 $89,680 6.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 640 0.42% $29.94 $34.09 $70,910 6.8 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 620 0.41% $13.15 $13.89 $28,890 4.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 2,970 1.97% $17.09 $18.22 $37,900 2.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 10,480 6.96% $15.61 $16.77 $34,880 1.3 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 720 0.48% $16.50 $18.27 $37,990 5.2 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 570 0.38% $29.56 $30.40 $63,220 5.3 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 110 0.07% $22.90 $21.75 $45,250 6.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 4,130 2.74% $16.36 $17.36 $36,100 1.8 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 90 0.06% $25.47 $28.39 $59,040 9.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 90 0.06% $12.32 $13.85 $28,800 5.8 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 4,030 2.67% $16.84 $17.99 $37,430 3.1 %
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 100 0.07% $55.43 $58.52 $121,710 9.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 0.05% $67.71 $73.98 $153,880 9.1 %
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 (8) (8) $23.55 $24.80 $51,590 3.2 %
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 1,160 0.77% $35.51 $34.50 $71,760 5.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 0.04% $25.94 $25.12 $52,240 7.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 0.09% $27.11 $27.99 $58,220 4.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 310 0.21% $27.64 $28.02 $58,290 4.0 %
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 3,040 2.02% $20.18 $22.94 $47,720 6.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 50 0.03% $29.05 $29.50 $61,350 7.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 810 0.54% $24.67 $25.11 $52,240 10.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 750 0.50% $14.85 $16.03 $33,350 5.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 470 0.31% $21.55 $21.83 $45,420 7.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) (8) $17.95 $18.27 $38,000 3.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 30 0.02% $14.50 $14.43 $30,010 5.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) (8) $21.16 $22.16 $46,090 8.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 180 0.12% $25.78 $28.48 $59,230 5.9 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 60 0.04% $14.26 $14.71 $30,600 11.7 %
Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 300 0.20% $10.55 $11.99 $24,940 7.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) (8) $12.02 $12.72 $26,450 6.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) (8) $10.99 $11.73 $24,390 7.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $9.71 $11.50 $23,920 9.8 %
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 130 0.09% $13.75 $15.43 $32,100 8.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards (8) (8) $12.46 $12.85 $26,720 5.2 %
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 650 0.43% $11.55 $12.58 $26,160 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 0.36% $11.52 $12.54 $26,090 3.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 60 0.04% $14.53 $15.38 $31,990 5.2 %
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 3,710 2.46% $30.52 $33.78 $70,260 2.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 980 0.65% $27.50 $31.41 $65,330 5.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,490 0.99% $29.87 $34.48 $71,720 4.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 750 0.50% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9031 Sales Engineers 140 0.09% $37.66 $40.99 $85,270 5.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 0.03% $23.15 $30.78 $64,020 12.5 %
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 22,060 14.64% $16.08 $17.11 $35,600 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,580 1.05% $24.83 $26.18 $54,450 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 0.07% $13.13 $13.67 $28,440 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 280 0.19% $17.67 $17.74 $36,900 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 0.17% $15.85 $16.27 $33,840 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,290 1.52% $17.83 $18.32 $38,100 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 0.10% $16.57 $17.08 $35,520 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,870 1.90% $18.01 $18.22 $37,890 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 210 0.14% $12.52 $13.52 $28,110 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 0.03% $13.85 $14.42 $30,000 4.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 160 0.11% $18.59 $19.39 $40,340 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 740 0.49% $12.82 $13.25 $27,560 2.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 640 0.42% $11.69 $12.30 $25,590 2.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 420 0.28% $18.17 $18.93 $39,380 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 570 0.38% $14.49 $14.74 $30,660 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 240 0.16% $16.01 $17.53 $36,460 8.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) (8) $15.21 $15.08 $31,370 4.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,810 1.87% $19.36 $20.61 $42,860 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,730 1.81% $14.21 $14.56 $30,290 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 120 0.08% $18.82 $19.77 $41,110 5.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 320 0.21% $12.91 $13.00 $27,030 2.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 0.04% $15.67 $14.61 $30,400 7.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,760 3.16% $13.60 $14.09 $29,300 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 170 0.11% $14.79 $15.16 $31,530 8.4 %
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 260 0.17% $12.34 $14.95 $31,100 3.9 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 170 0.11% $13.73 $15.75 $32,760 9.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 0.03% $10.04 $10.71 $22,270 2.4 %
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 3,090 2.05% $20.07 $22.07 $45,910 4.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 80 0.05% $29.33 $32.83 $68,280 12.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 80 0.05% $12.25 $12.28 $25,540 4.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 50 0.03% $16.27 $15.91 $33,090 6.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 0.08% $24.46 $26.12 $54,320 13.3 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) (8) $11.26 $12.01 $24,970 3.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 1,940 1.29% $22.86 $23.96 $49,840 5.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 80 0.05% $17.26 $16.67 $34,680 6.3 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 80 0.05% $15.03 $15.43 $32,090 6.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) (8) $17.23 $18.32 $38,110 4.5 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 110 0.07% $14.43 $14.68 $30,540 6.5 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other (8) (8) $16.12 $17.66 $36,730 9.5 %
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 3,220 2.14% $20.75 $21.08 $43,850 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 0.15% $30.63 $32.97 $68,580 6.0 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 220 0.15% $22.49 $22.80 $47,430 2.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 140 0.09% $26.16 $25.50 $53,050 5.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 160 0.11% $18.82 $19.11 $39,760 4.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 240 0.16% $16.77 $18.53 $38,550 7.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 40 0.03% $23.83 $22.54 $46,890 7.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) (8) $23.89 $24.56 $51,090 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,170 0.78% $20.92 $20.14 $41,890 3.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 0.02% $13.78 $14.75 $30,680 6.0 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) (8) $17.03 $17.47 $36,330 10.5 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 410 0.27% $20.53 $21.15 $43,990 4.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 0.03% $9.71 $10.84 $22,540 11.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 210 0.14% $13.47 $16.10 $33,490 10.3 %
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 13,660 9.07% $16.38 $18.68 $38,860 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 780 0.52% $29.09 $32.25 $67,080 6.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) (8) $15.61 $16.83 $35,010 6.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 770 0.51% $19.28 $21.30 $44,290 8.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 0.04% $14.83 $16.29 $33,880 7.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 470 0.31% $18.60 $19.66 $40,890 4.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 0.03% $14.30 $15.06 $31,330 9.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) (8) $25.74 $24.62 $51,220 4.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 90 0.06% $17.42 $19.01 $39,530 4.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 0.03% $14.61 $15.11 $31,420 8.7 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $16.44 $17.93 $37,300 11.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 320 0.21% $11.40 $13.23 $27,520 8.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 9,750 6.47% $15.81 $17.43 $36,250 1.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 70 0.05% $12.07 $12.56 $26,120 2.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 0.03% $27.84 $26.28 $54,660 7.7 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $10.00 $10.38 $21,600 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 210 0.14% $11.40 $11.34 $23,590 3.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 220 0.15% $15.60 $18.14 $37,730 10.0 %
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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 2,360 1.57% $12.82 $15.71 $32,670 6.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 150 0.10% $7.48 $9.58 $19,930 16.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 520 0.35% $12.90 $14.60 $30,380 5.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 470 0.31% $23.47 $20.79 $43,250 10.4 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors (8) (8) $33.17 $31.99 $66,530 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 0.06% $13.98 $13.97 $29,060 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 790 0.52% $10.32 $11.56 $24,050 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) (8) $10.12 $10.64 $22,130 8.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) (8) $26.97 $22.26 $46,290 16.0 %

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.

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

(8) Estimates not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

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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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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