Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northeast 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 Northeast 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 Northeast 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 150,240 $11.93 $14.64 $30,440 1.8 %
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 4,840 $32.52 $35.68 $74,210 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 $47.59 $56.02 $116,520 6.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,140 $32.53 $37.79 $78,610 2.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 220 (4) (4) $15,960 3.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $34.36 $37.24 $77,470 5.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $25.31 $27.40 $57,000 5.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $39.66 $38.75 $80,610 4.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $30.94 $38.69 $80,480 5.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $37.47 $37.96 $78,960 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 330 $34.80 $36.04 $74,950 2.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $33.26 $36.27 $75,440 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $35.65 $35.43 $73,690 6.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $28.59 $33.31 $69,280 10.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 340 (4) (4) $75,450 1.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $41.13 $38.39 $79,850 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 110 $45.27 $45.31 $94,250 5.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $19.22 $19.93 $41,460 2.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $17.24 $17.54 $36,480 8.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $36.47 $37.00 $76,970 2.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 80 $30.09 $29.52 $61,410 1.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $27.69 $27.13 $56,420 5.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $38.00 $36.84 $76,630 10.5 %
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 2,320 $21.16 $23.29 $48,450 2.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $19.70 $22.26 $46,310 8.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 270 $20.75 $22.37 $46,520 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $30.07 $30.63 $63,710 1.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $24.15 $24.37 $50,690 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $18.64 $21.18 $44,060 5.6 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $15.50 $17.51 $36,420 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $14.26 $15.97 $33,210 5.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $12.34 $14.18 $29,500 5.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 150 $21.15 $20.83 $43,330 7.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $27.79 $28.95 $60,220 4.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 80 $19.08 $22.30 $46,390 10.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 530 $23.90 $26.40 $54,900 3.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $15.25 $17.06 $35,490 4.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (8) $17.61 $19.95 $41,500 15.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 330 $26.44 $29.39 $61,130 13.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $19.85 $21.52 $44,760 6.2 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $14.94 $14.98 $31,170 3.7 %
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 420 $21.79 $23.58 $49,040 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 $27.21 $24.80 $51,590 9.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $15.87 $16.70 $34,730 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $24.56 $25.85 $53,770 2.5 %
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 1,570 $25.21 $25.59 $53,230 3.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $21.69 $23.04 $47,930 14.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 190 $27.92 $27.99 $58,220 2.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 $30.16 $31.08 $64,640 4.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $29.65 $32.31 $67,200 4.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 490 $27.52 $28.70 $59,700 2.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $18.61 $18.52 $38,510 15.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $17.57 $19.65 $40,880 9.2 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 40 $17.77 $17.14 $35,640 14.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $14.56 $15.91 $33,100 2.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $18.87 $20.50 $42,640 4.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $14.47 $14.67 $30,520 3.4 %
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 260 $21.72 $22.57 $46,950 2.9 %
19-1032 Foresters 40 $22.81 $23.18 $48,220 2.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $18.05 $17.93 $37,300 2.0 %
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 1,440 $17.76 $18.01 $37,460 5.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 $23.40 $23.36 $48,600 1.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $16.97 $15.81 $32,890 5.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $13.77 $14.84 $30,880 10.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 520 $16.13 $16.45 $34,220 10.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 210 $19.04 $20.54 $42,730 3.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $15.38 $16.07 $33,430 7.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $13.45 $13.73 $28,560 9.0 %
21-2011 Clergy (8) $24.29 $24.16 $50,250 5.5 %
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 300 $34.92 $38.42 $79,910 14.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $46.60 $52.21 $108,600 10.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $16.59 $16.41 $34,140 15.8 %
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 9,190 $19.74 $19.17 $39,880 1.7 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $56,600 7.0 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $46,750 10.4 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $46,130 6.6 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $49,190 4.3 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $52,820 15.5 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $51,870 8.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $17.58 $24.91 $51,800 7.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $13.35 $12.47 $25,930 9.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 370 (4) (4) $43,310 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,120 (4) (4) $43,720 1.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,030 (4) (4) $44,170 2.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,710 (4) (4) $44,680 1.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $49,090 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 (4) (4) $45,400 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 190 (4) (4) $45,970 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $45,160 2.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 90 $26.28 $23.35 $48,570 16.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 $20.57 $19.75 $41,080 5.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,020 (4) (4) $27,880 4.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $22.94 $22.46 $46,720 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $9.66 $11.07 $23,020 3.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $32.98 $32.27 $67,110 5.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 990 (4) (4) $18,280 2.9 %
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 800 $12.59 $14.77 $30,720 3.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 $24.51 $23.84 $49,580 5.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.45 $10.51 $21,860 6.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $15.26 $16.13 $33,550 4.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $34,600 13.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 $9.70 $9.98 $20,750 9.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $11.42 $11.11 $23,100 3.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $18.79 $19.27 $40,080 4.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $17.07 $18.26 $37,970 11.0 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $8.83 $9.07 $18,870 6.7 %
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 6,660 $19.83 $24.46 $50,880 3.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $21.71 $22.10 $45,980 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $56.17 $65.91 $137,100 16.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 $67.68 $64.51 $134,190 16.1 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 (5) $90.48 $188,200 24.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 80 $73.67 $72.55 $150,900 28.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,210 $23.62 $24.38 $50,710 1.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $24.52 $26.73 $55,590 11.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $35.60 $35.59 $74,040 4.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $19.05 $19.82 $41,230 2.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $24.05 $30.19 $62,790 8.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $38.70 $37.64 $78,300 9.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $21.11 $21.22 $44,140 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $13.33 $14.39 $29,930 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 230 $20.89 $20.20 $42,020 6.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $23.52 $22.73 $47,270 6.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $23.94 $23.19 $48,240 3.0 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $22.81 $23.84 $49,600 5.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $18.20 $18.70 $38,890 3.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 340 $12.62 $12.98 $26,990 4.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 600 $10.14 $10.67 $22,200 3.6 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 70 $14.78 $14.72 $30,610 4.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $15.05 $15.12 $31,450 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,270 $14.97 $15.04 $31,290 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $12.15 $14.15 $29,430 4.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $12.27 $12.49 $25,970 6.6 %
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 4,040 $9.37 $9.79 $20,360 1.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 560 $8.09 $8.52 $17,730 3.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,120 $9.15 $9.21 $19,160 1.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $18.63 $17.33 $36,050 9.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.43 $9.58 $19,920 2.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $11.58 $11.85 $24,650 4.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 610 $10.39 $10.34 $21,510 3.0 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $9.09 $8.99 $18,700 5.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $13.03 $12.76 $26,550 2.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $12.20 $12.04 $25,040 6.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 120 $8.04 $8.36 $17,380 7.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $9.65 $10.49 $21,830 4.8 %
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 2,360 $13.52 $14.51 $30,170 2.7 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $25.60 $25.51 $53,050 4.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $21.33 $21.60 $44,920 2.3 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $21.95 $21.21 $44,110 4.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 230 $12.69 $12.42 $25,830 3.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 420 $13.17 $15.81 $32,880 7.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $17.90 $18.60 $38,690 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) $14.61 $15.27 $31,760 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 470 $9.34 $10.61 $22,060 5.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 30 $8.45 $8.99 $18,710 5.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $7.24 $7.55 $15,700 2.2 %
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 10,030 $7.32 $7.96 $16,560 1.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,010 $11.29 $11.99 $24,940 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 940 $7.05 $7.11 $14,780 1.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 780 $7.94 $8.19 $17,040 1.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 440 $9.06 $9.85 $20,500 6.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $8.36 $8.27 $17,200 4.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 710 $7.53 $7.83 $16,290 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 $7.36 $8.01 $16,660 8.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,480 $7.05 $7.09 $14,750 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 240 $6.93 $6.91 $14,370 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,430 $6.99 $7.24 $15,060 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $8.80 $8.70 $18,100 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.18 $7.75 $16,130 12.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $7.15 $7.27 $15,130 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $7.25 $7.40 $15,400 4.3 %
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 3,790 $8.73 $9.36 $19,470 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $11.44 $12.55 $26,100 5.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $16.02 $15.85 $32,960 3.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,850 $8.64 $8.94 $18,600 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 810 $7.42 $7.60 $15,810 1.7 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other (8) $14.02 $13.71 $28,520 5.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $9.08 $9.72 $20,220 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 670 $9.44 $10.33 $21,490 5.6 %
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 2,240 $8.57 $9.69 $20,150 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $13.10 $15.32 $31,870 6.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 210 $7.15 $7.44 $15,470 2.6 %
39-4011 Embalmers (8) $20.29 $18.44 $38,360 18.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $10.96 $10.18 $21,180 17.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $9.74 $9.97 $20,730 8.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 940 $8.12 $8.95 $18,610 5.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 40 $7.42 $8.00 $16,630 4.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $9.53 $11.47 $23,860 6.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 190 $10.40 $11.45 $23,820 3.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $8.69 $9.01 $18,730 5.0 %
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 13,780 $8.50 $11.32 $23,550 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,680 $14.73 $16.07 $33,420 2.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $24.12 $26.09 $54,260 3.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,530 $7.16 $7.49 $15,580 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $9.10 $9.99 $20,790 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 250 $12.14 $12.14 $25,260 7.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,320 $8.67 $9.86 $20,520 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $14.77 $19.86 $41,310 20.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $15.98 $25.99 $54,070 26.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $14.13 $15.82 $32,910 4.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $29.70 $37.74 $78,500 16.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 860 $20.67 $23.60 $49,080 7.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 30 $12.50 $11.44 $23,800 4.9 %
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 19,790 $11.84 $12.93 $26,890 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,400 $18.03 $19.09 $39,700 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $9.12 $9.43 $19,620 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 320 $13.21 $13.18 $27,420 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 670 $12.28 $12.61 $26,230 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,480 $12.75 $13.24 $27,550 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $15.37 $16.14 $33,580 3.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 140 $17.95 $16.89 $35,140 4.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 840 $10.25 $10.63 $22,100 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $13.29 $13.88 $28,880 2.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 120 $12.00 $13.10 $27,260 13.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 980 $12.13 $12.99 $27,010 2.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 170 $20.80 $19.71 $41,000 4.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $8.90 $8.87 $18,450 4.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $7.02 $7.11 $14,790 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 260 $10.39 $11.70 $24,340 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $8.54 $8.56 $17,810 1.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 290 $11.43 $11.39 $23,700 5.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $13.53 $13.46 $28,000 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 380 $11.34 $11.77 $24,470 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $13.55 $13.67 $28,440 1.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 690 $9.91 $10.23 $21,280 2.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $17.92 $17.69 $36,800 6.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $9.24 $10.51 $21,860 8.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 210 $10.66 $11.31 $23,520 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 250 $16.67 $16.57 $34,460 8.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 160 $9.12 $10.51 $21,870 15.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.88 (c) $49,670 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 560 (c) $21.16 (c) $21.69 (c) $45,120 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 (c) $12.73 (c) $15.86 (c) $32,990 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 290 $17.42 $18.73 $38,960 6.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 940 $12.32 $12.88 $26,790 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,250 $9.05 $9.49 $19,730 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 130 $11.74 $12.25 $25,470 4.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 370 $18.13 $19.44 $40,440 3.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $13.38 $14.28 $29,700 10.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 370 $11.02 $11.38 $23,660 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,640 $12.14 $12.41 $25,820 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $12.75 $13.42 $27,900 6.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $11.54 $11.73 $24,400 3.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $9.43 $11.34 $23,590 5.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $13.54 $13.80 $28,710 7.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $7.65 $8.38 $17,420 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,030 $9.47 $10.03 $20,870 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $12.68 $13.98 $29,080 6.5 %
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 840 $13.51 $15.00 $31,190 5.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 100 $27.80 $27.00 $56,150 8.7 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 90 $21.42 $20.95 $43,580 2.8 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 250 $12.04 $11.08 $23,050 3.9 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 320 $13.16 $13.50 $28,080 3.8 %
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 5,840 $13.57 $14.51 $30,190 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 570 $20.76 $22.66 $47,130 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 980 $13.47 $13.36 $27,780 4.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $17.07 $15.54 $32,320 9.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $14.22 $14.63 $30,430 5.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 860 $11.33 $11.90 $24,750 2.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $12.16 $13.43 $27,930 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 540 $13.53 $14.17 $29,470 5.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 480 $17.48 $18.64 $38,770 3.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $12.72 $12.93 $26,900 8.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 180 $14.14 $14.69 $30,550 5.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $15.57 $15.77 $32,810 2.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $11.04 $11.27 $23,450 7.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $11.53 $12.06 $25,080 12.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $14.53 $14.70 $30,570 3.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 90 $8.46 $8.69 $18,070 5.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 220 $12.59 $12.25 $25,470 5.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $9.14 $9.95 $20,700 9.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $20.20 $19.70 $40,980 6.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) $11.55 $12.21 $25,400 2.0 %
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 7,820 $15.35 $16.72 $34,770 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 670 $23.68 $24.22 $50,370 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $13.31 $14.14 $29,420 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $27.10 $25.86 $53,790 4.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $16.60 $15.60 $32,460 6.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $19.45 $19.03 $39,580 5.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $15.29 $15.16 $31,520 7.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 570 $12.22 $13.88 $28,880 5.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 440 $14.92 $15.47 $32,170 2.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $15.41 $20.39 $42,400 21.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $14.34 $14.66 $30,490 4.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $11.23 $11.60 $24,130 6.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $7.93 $8.08 $16,800 5.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 210 $12.75 $12.57 $26,150 17.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $14.60 $14.83 $30,850 2.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,440 $15.20 $16.90 $35,150 5.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,710 $15.37 $16.29 $33,870 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 $13.14 $13.72 $28,540 6.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $15.77 $16.66 $34,650 3.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 710 $23.13 $22.71 $47,240 2.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $20.63 $19.63 $40,830 8.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 200 $9.72 $10.67 $22,190 2.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 330 $8.44 $9.09 $18,910 5.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $16.03 $14.97 $31,140 3.1 %
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 37,150 $11.67 $13.49 $28,070 5.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,350 $19.94 $21.06 $43,810 3.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 310 $9.79 $9.18 $19,100 7.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 250 $15.86 $15.79 $32,850 4.8 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $8.93 $9.69 $20,160 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 6,170 $20.22 $19.46 $40,480 10.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 500 $13.16 $13.27 $27,590 3.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $10.77 $10.98 $22,840 9.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 6,100 $10.32 $10.14 $21,080 3.6 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 360 $11.22 $11.16 $23,210 2.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 430 $13.52 $13.18 $27,420 4.4 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (8) $16.01 $16.76 $34,860 9.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $12.40 $12.37 $25,720 5.1 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.45 $14.49 $30,140 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 570 $12.74 $12.78 $26,590 3.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.60 $13.52 $28,120 2.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 280 $13.96 $13.94 $28,990 2.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $15.10 $13.84 $28,800 13.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.75 $15.32 $31,860 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 730 $14.62 $14.60 $30,370 2.9 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 60 $17.22 $16.82 $34,980 5.0 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 40 $13.39 $13.69 $28,480 10.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $17.58 $16.96 $35,280 8.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.11 $12.57 $26,150 4.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $19.06 $19.43 $40,410 5.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,290 $12.91 $13.32 $27,700 2.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 $12.18 $12.40 $25,800 4.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 70 $13.23 $14.37 $29,890 12.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $16.67 $16.77 $34,880 9.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 290 $11.79 $13.51 $28,090 5.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $7.87 $8.22 $17,100 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 560 $10.65 $10.39 $21,620 2.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,380 $8.83 $8.95 $18,610 1.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $8.45 $8.27 $17,200 5.5 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 510 $10.19 $10.11 $21,020 4.1 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 500 $8.93 $9.19 $19,100 5.2 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,860 $10.79 $10.75 $22,350 2.6 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 870 $10.87 $10.47 $21,770 4.0 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 580 $13.90 $13.73 $28,550 2.8 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 270 $9.93 $10.53 $21,910 4.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 600 $10.92 $11.09 $23,070 2.2 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 50 $11.91 $13.24 $27,530 7.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 210 $12.90 $12.44 $25,870 4.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 400 $10.91 $10.99 $22,850 3.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (8) $27.31 $26.17 $54,430 6.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 250 $16.29 $16.75 $34,850 3.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $20.07 $20.94 $43,560 16.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $18.69 $18.86 $39,230 5.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 180 $9.06 $9.14 $19,010 3.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $14.02 $14.11 $29,340 4.2 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 40 $10.03 $10.25 $21,310 3.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $11.52 $12.56 $26,120 12.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $13.52 $14.05 $29,230 7.0 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $12.26 $13.77 $28,650 10.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,910 $10.93 $11.68 $24,300 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 860 $11.16 $11.83 $24,610 3.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 350 $11.58 $11.90 $24,750 3.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 100 $14.11 $14.71 $30,590 15.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $8.65 $8.64 $17,980 2.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $14.08 $17.44 $36,270 19.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,350 $9.10 $9.37 $19,490 3.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $9.02 $9.29 $19,320 3.1 %
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 14,780 $10.74 $11.75 $24,440 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $18.07 $18.27 $38,000 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $18.81 $19.45 $40,450 3.1 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 90 $8.88 $8.90 $18,510 3.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 130 $9.21 $9.78 $20,340 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,040 $6.96 $7.10 $14,780 1.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $14.39 $13.53 $28,130 10.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,780 $15.57 $16.52 $34,370 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 750 $10.92 $12.03 $25,030 5.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 120 $7.83 $8.24 $17,140 8.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $11.09 $11.26 $23,420 4.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 130 $13.67 $15.53 $32,300 7.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $11.91 $12.29 $25,560 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,490 $12.77 $12.71 $26,430 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 780 $10.51 $10.17 $21,160 4.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,670 $8.94 $9.25 $19,240 2.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 700 $10.79 $11.49 $23,910 4.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,790 $9.12 $9.78 $20,340 5.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $11.31 $11.27 $23,440 2.1 %

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.

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

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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