Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 71,170 $12.13 $14.78 $30,730 1.3 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,260 $31.81 $37.42 $77,840 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 $66.82 $75.08 $156,170 6.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 990 $31.81 $39.72 $82,630 3.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $37.46 $42.68 $88,770 7.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 30 $31.32 $30.37 $63,170 6.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $32.28 $34.94 $72,670 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $34.40 $39.32 $81,780 7.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $25.96 $31.56 $65,640 5.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $28.71 $30.03 $62,450 4.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $35.83 $40.00 $83,190 11.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $73,660 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (8) $42.11 $40.77 $84,800 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $37.47 $38.08 $79,210 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $25.94 $26.59 $55,300 9.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $18.41 $18.12 $37,690 19.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $33.75 $34.97 $72,740 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $28.59 $28.35 $58,970 1.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $23.80 $23.48 $48,850 7.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 990 $21.46 $24.15 $50,240 2.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $21.96 $23.55 $48,980 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $22.63 $22.84 $47,510 2.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $16.30 $18.29 $38,030 5.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $17.53 $20.04 $41,690 6.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $17.80 $21.54 $44,800 8.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $17.89 $19.00 $39,520 6.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $22.67 $29.22 $60,770 20.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 240 $21.95 $23.61 $49,100 3.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $29.71 $31.01 $64,500 5.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (8) $10.05 $10.41 $21,650 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $24.88 $25.74 $53,540 2.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 540 $26.00 $26.81 $55,770 4.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $26.27 $27.87 $57,970 2.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $32.47 $32.72 $68,050 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $29.59 $30.28 $62,980 3.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $31.18 $33.58 $69,840 4.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $15.02 $15.57 $32,380 2.2 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 120 $23.24 $25.37 $52,780 3.6 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 760 $15.60 $16.53 $34,380 6.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $24.03 $23.66 $49,210 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $18.21 $19.02 $39,560 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 180 $12.20 $13.48 $28,030 9.8 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $24.84 $21.03 $43,750 20.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $8.11 $8.68 $18,050 2.5 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 120 $24.56 $37.37 $77,740 22.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $48.32 $58.44 $121,560 15.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $17.27 $16.61 $34,560 7.1 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4,630 $21.16 $20.28 $42,190 2.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,210 8.6 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $43,930 3.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $44,210 10.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $9.06 $9.72 $20,220 13.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $45,210 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 710 (4) (4) $46,140 1.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 170 (4) (4) $43,770 3.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 970 (4) (4) $45,380 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $52,730 2.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 60 (4) (4) $43,500 5.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $47,610 4.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $13.21 $15.99 $33,260 2.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 630 (4) (4) $28,590 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $21.99 $21.08 $43,840 2.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $28.64 $28.98 $60,280 6.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 320 (4) (4) $15,710 2.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 400 $9.63 $11.97 $24,890 6.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $8.84 $8.91 $18,540 3.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $19.51 $20.92 $43,520 5.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,940 $19.51 $25.18 $52,380 4.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $50.54 $54.69 $113,760 12.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 $71.50 $78.11 $162,470 18.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $66.44 $81.40 $169,310 18.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,230 $24.67 $27.37 $56,920 3.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $34.17 $33.75 $70,210 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 $34.03 $32.65 $67,910 3.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $19.32 $19.56 $40,680 3.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $22.36 $22.46 $46,720 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $16.26 $16.11 $33,500 3.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $15.52 $16.47 $34,270 7.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $18.90 $20.06 $41,720 4.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $14.11 $15.17 $31,560 7.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 270 $11.20 $10.92 $22,710 8.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $13.09 $13.37 $27,800 8.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 860 $14.52 $14.64 $30,450 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) $10.89 $11.72 $24,380 4.5 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,930 $9.24 $10.22 $21,250 3.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (8) $7.15 $7.68 $15,970 5.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 940 $9.14 $9.40 $19,540 2.6 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 30 $7.83 $8.14 $16,930 7.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $14.37 $15.41 $32,060 13.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $11.59 $11.43 $23,760 4.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $12.40 $12.53 $26,060 2.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $7.30 $7.64 $15,890 8.2 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 880 $13.61 $14.31 $29,770 4.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 60 $12.46 $12.25 $25,470 4.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 170 $12.47 $13.53 $28,140 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $15.14 $16.02 $33,330 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 160 $7.72 $8.69 $18,080 5.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5,260 $7.20 $7.81 $16,240 1.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 500 $11.78 $11.92 $24,790 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 610 $6.91 $6.86 $14,280 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 530 $7.81 $8.04 $16,710 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 320 $8.36 $8.72 $18,150 7.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 300 $7.09 $7.45 $15,500 2.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,760 $7.00 $7.07 $14,710 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 50 $7.22 $7.61 $15,830 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 770 $6.92 $6.96 $14,470 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $7.69 $8.06 $16,770 5.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.00 $6.94 $14,430 4.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 160 $7.07 $7.22 $15,020 4.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 80 $7.55 $7.59 $15,790 4.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,570 $9.05 $9.92 $20,630 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $13.06 $13.19 $27,440 3.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $16.27 $16.06 $33,400 8.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 870 $8.64 $9.41 $19,560 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 300 $8.31 $8.45 $17,570 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $14.40 $14.12 $29,380 6.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $9.66 $9.87 $20,520 3.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 700 $8.35 $9.50 $19,760 5.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $15.19 $15.29 $31,810 5.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $7.79 $7.72 $16,070 6.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.19 $8.46 $17,600 7.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 290 $7.19 $7.74 $16,090 7.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $10.45 $10.72 $22,290 2.8 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 5,850 $8.94 $12.30 $25,580 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 680 $14.27 $15.25 $31,730 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $23.59 $27.40 $56,990 10.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,350 $7.17 $7.42 $15,440 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 $8.93 $10.28 $21,380 7.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $14.25 $14.51 $30,170 10.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,520 $9.33 $11.58 $24,080 6.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $20.27 $22.34 $46,470 11.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 50 $17.61 $19.94 $41,480 11.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 670 $17.67 $22.12 $46,010 6.2 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9,740 $11.60 $12.78 $26,580 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 $17.91 $19.44 $40,440 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $10.56 $10.07 $20,940 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $11.17 $12.71 $26,430 9.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 310 $11.80 $12.61 $26,230 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 940 $11.34 $12.23 $25,440 3.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $14.03 $14.30 $29,740 1.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 490 $9.63 $9.75 $20,290 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $11.14 $11.60 $24,140 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 820 $11.37 $12.27 $25,520 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $17.33 $17.07 $35,510 3.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $9.17 $10.51 $21,850 8.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 70 $7.16 $7.25 $15,080 4.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $10.47 $11.36 $23,630 4.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $12.12 $12.19 $25,350 4.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $11.25 $11.46 $23,840 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $12.66 $12.65 $26,320 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $14.14 $14.41 $29,980 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 410 $10.13 $10.35 $21,520 2.7 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $19.72 $18.12 $37,690 4.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $8.69 $9.13 $19,000 8.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $10.02 $10.31 $21,440 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $17.19 $16.95 $35,260 4.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $13.37 $14.44 $30,030 8.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.71 (c) $49,320 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 310 (c) $17.98 (c) $20.98 (c) $43,640 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 (c) $11.50 (c) $15.55 (c) $32,340 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $17.59 $18.49 $38,450 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $13.99 $14.63 $30,440 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 810 $8.63 $9.96 $20,720 4.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $11.65 $13.34 $27,740 7.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 200 $17.22 $19.71 $41,000 7.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $13.79 $13.83 $28,780 11.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 $11.27 $11.66 $24,250 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,430 $11.98 $12.37 $25,740 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $11.54 $12.21 $25,390 6.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $10.38 $10.34 $21,500 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 $13.55 $12.93 $26,900 12.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $7.67 $7.83 $16,290 5.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,000 $8.53 $9.47 $19,700 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 30 $12.07 $14.22 $29,570 11.4 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 580 $13.26 $13.36 $27,800 4.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) $14.11 $14.69 $30,560 9.8 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $20.96 $20.57 $42,780 2.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 70 $13.99 $13.43 $27,920 7.1 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $14.11 $13.58 $28,240 7.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 230 $12.32 $12.15 $25,270 7.0 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,020 $12.19 $13.27 $27,600 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 440 $19.23 $19.92 $41,440 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $16.42 $17.12 $35,600 5.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,950 $12.09 $12.27 $25,520 2.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $12.52 $12.73 $26,470 3.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 630 $10.04 $11.28 $23,470 5.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $14.08 $15.60 $32,450 5.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 190 $15.79 $16.04 $33,370 5.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $12.20 $12.13 $25,230 4.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $15.92 $14.80 $30,780 9.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $15.85 $16.20 $33,710 7.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $13.55 $13.69 $28,480 4.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 $11.93 $12.53 $26,060 6.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $12.41 $12.11 $25,200 5.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 140 $9.41 $9.56 $19,890 4.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 $11.14 $11.44 $23,790 7.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $9.75 $9.70 $20,180 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $18.52 $19.68 $40,930 3.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 210 $12.04 $12.90 $26,840 2.5 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $10.63 $10.90 $22,670 8.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,930 $15.54 $16.41 $34,130 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 $20.32 $22.87 $47,570 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $27.71 $26.95 $56,050 4.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $24.99 $24.42 $50,790 3.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $13.91 $15.30 $31,830 10.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 $11.45 $13.02 $27,080 9.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $15.32 $15.16 $31,540 3.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $12.53 $12.47 $25,930 5.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $16.52 $16.08 $33,440 2.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.20 $9.45 $19,660 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $12.53 $13.21 $27,470 4.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $16.71 $16.96 $35,270 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 730 $14.55 $14.64 $30,450 2.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 $26.65 $25.27 $52,560 4.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $23.49 $22.74 $47,310 6.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $9.10 $9.56 $19,890 8.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $21.17 $20.07 $41,740 7.7 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 13,920 $11.65 $12.63 $26,270 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 820 $19.26 $20.54 $42,720 1.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $12.75 $12.23 $25,440 3.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 240 $15.21 $15.82 $32,900 3.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,450 $12.08 $11.83 $24,610 2.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $12.63 $18.04 $37,520 17.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $9.36 $9.68 $20,130 2.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $9.44 $10.36 $21,560 9.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $10.92 $10.92 $22,710 4.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $12.87 $12.20 $25,370 2.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $13.14 $12.46 $25,910 5.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 570 $18.03 $17.66 $36,720 3.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $12.90 $12.64 $26,290 3.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $19.95 $19.66 $40,890 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 710 $13.40 $13.39 $27,850 2.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.67 $13.57 $28,230 3.2 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.09 $15.74 $32,730 4.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $8.51 $10.21 $21,240 12.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 100 $9.18 $9.74 $20,260 6.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 730 $7.54 $8.09 $16,830 4.7 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $12.23 $12.98 $27,000 2.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 420 $10.11 $10.56 $21,960 3.6 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 130 $11.20 $11.16 $23,220 5.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 560 $9.77 $10.58 $22,000 3.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 290 $8.50 $8.67 $18,040 2.3 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $10.00 $10.53 $21,910 11.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $16.27 $16.05 $33,390 3.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.51 $11.81 $24,560 3.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $15.66 $17.02 $35,400 7.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $11.15 $11.47 $23,860 3.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $16.55 $15.76 $32,780 5.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $12.45 $13.52 $28,120 7.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.72 $15.38 $31,990 6.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.06 $13.69 $28,480 8.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 370 $11.53 $13.13 $27,300 4.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 220 $10.77 $13.74 $28,570 16.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 $13.78 $15.09 $31,390 10.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $14.05 $14.02 $29,160 5.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $19.24 $19.37 $40,290 5.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 860 $9.14 $9.82 $20,430 4.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 60 $17.23 $15.85 $32,970 4.0 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,140 $12.34 $13.29 $27,650 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $18.48 $19.24 $40,020 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $22.55 $23.63 $49,160 5.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $46,060 2.8 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (8) $7.03 $7.24 $15,060 9.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 200 $7.46 $7.78 $16,180 6.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 470 $6.88 $6.84 $14,220 2.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $13.63 $13.92 $28,960 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,680 $16.09 $16.70 $34,730 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 300 $10.10 $12.03 $25,030 5.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $14.43 $14.65 $30,460 4.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $14.19 $14.03 $29,180 4.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 570 $12.47 $12.72 $26,450 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $9.96 $9.58 $19,930 5.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,420 $9.14 $10.01 $20,820 3.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 630 $13.47 $13.06 $27,160 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 620 $10.55 $10.38 $21,590 3.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $11.50 $11.53 $23,990 1.8 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) $16.92 $16.36 $34,030 18.1 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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