Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South Arkansas 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 South Arkansas 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 South Arkansas 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 133,690 $12.05 $14.82 $30,830 1.1 %
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 5,080 $29.41 $33.40 $69,460 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 330 $46.27 $50.35 $104,720 6.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,250 $35.30 $40.40 $84,030 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 260 (4) (4) $42,450 18.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $31.05 $32.92 $68,480 7.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $39.91 $46.73 $97,200 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 330 $23.03 $25.53 $53,110 3.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $30.09 $32.42 $67,420 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 330 $26.20 $32.77 $68,170 7.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $31.91 $36.49 $75,890 6.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $30.30 $32.17 $66,900 4.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 260 $37.48 $39.02 $81,170 2.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $36.19 $39.57 $82,310 4.6 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (8) $15.52 $17.67 $36,750 10.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $28.94 $36.76 $76,470 27.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $22.65 $23.39 $48,660 4.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 340 (4) (4) $66,100 0.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 $26.03 $28.96 $60,240 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $44.23 $43.93 $91,370 2.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $16.60 $19.19 $39,920 10.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $21.52 $27.80 $57,820 18.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $29.07 $29.53 $61,420 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 120 $26.20 $25.32 $52,670 0.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 140 $12.15 $18.82 $39,140 23.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 200 $16.82 $19.77 $41,130 6.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $28.68 $35.56 $73,960 12.2 %
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 2,490 $20.15 $22.10 $45,960 1.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $24.70 $25.54 $53,120 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $21.80 $23.61 $49,120 7.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $22.49 $22.77 $47,370 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $30.39 $30.37 $63,180 4.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $14.10 $15.08 $31,360 2.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $23.01 $22.68 $47,180 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $17.13 $17.29 $35,960 3.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $17.06 $20.27 $42,170 5.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $27.28 $26.47 $55,070 3.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 480 $22.19 $23.33 $48,530 3.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 350 $19.68 $21.21 $44,120 2.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $11.84 $12.67 $26,350 2.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 290 $25.45 $27.17 $56,510 4.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $13.42 $16.43 $34,170 3.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $12.75 $11.54 $24,000 13.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $14.87 $15.33 $31,890 3.8 %
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 650 $20.46 $22.08 $45,930 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $27.72 $27.14 $56,450 6.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $27.87 $29.13 $60,600 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $14.90 $16.27 $33,830 3.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $28.42 $28.90 $60,120 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $20.67 $21.06 $43,810 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $22.96 $24.57 $51,100 6.0 %
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 1,210 $25.76 $27.71 $57,640 3.0 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 40 $34.20 $36.49 $75,900 4.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $26.69 $29.49 $61,350 3.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $34.64 $34.83 $72,440 6.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $36.10 $35.09 $72,980 8.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $23.23 $24.40 $50,750 4.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 290 $29.15 $30.61 $63,660 2.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 160 $34.09 $33.40 $69,460 2.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $36.64 $35.26 $73,330 5.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $17.19 $17.96 $37,360 3.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $20.29 $19.32 $40,190 2.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other (8) $18.58 $18.64 $38,770 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $15.48 $16.91 $35,170 5.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 $20.61 $20.82 $43,310 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $10.31 $10.12 $21,050 8.0 %
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 680 $23.28 $25.66 $53,380 4.2 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $31.00 $31.39 $65,300 1.4 %
19-1032 Foresters 170 $27.68 $27.84 $57,900 8.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 $29.18 $28.89 $60,090 4.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $23.97 $23.60 $49,080 4.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $15.23 $15.85 $32,980 1.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 $15.02 $15.64 $32,530 5.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $19.55 $19.16 $39,850 1.6 %
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 2,130 $13.14 $14.53 $30,220 3.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $12.04 $12.99 $27,020 10.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 320 $23.20 $22.76 $47,350 1.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $11.41 $12.28 $25,540 6.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $16.39 $16.69 $34,710 1.8 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other (8) $11.31 $11.64 $24,210 8.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 320 $15.64 $15.95 $33,180 3.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $21.07 $21.24 $44,180 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $11.38 $11.59 $24,100 17.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $18.03 $19.83 $41,240 8.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $14.73 $15.12 $31,450 1.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 860 $10.42 $10.76 $22,370 3.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 100 $14.00 $14.15 $29,420 7.7 %
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 350 $16.07 $22.47 $46,750 13.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $27.84 $31.75 $66,050 23.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $16.01 $15.98 $33,240 7.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 80 $11.59 $11.13 $23,150 10.0 %
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 10,020 $17.96 $17.42 $36,240 0.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $55,850 3.9 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $40,590 2.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $43,450 3.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $45,040 2.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $52,940 4.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $43,260 3.1 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $39,900 3.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $40,750 3.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 230 $12.32 $14.51 $30,170 7.0 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 390 (4) (4) $50,340 8.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $14.23 $14.04 $29,200 3.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 340 (4) (4) $38,770 1.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,790 (4) (4) $39,570 0.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 760 (4) (4) $41,030 0.9 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $44,400 2.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,480 (4) (4) $41,660 0.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $44,180 0.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 330 (4) (4) $35,700 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $42,360 1.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $40,990 1.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 130 $19.28 $19.29 $40,120 6.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 110 $14.17 $14.75 $30,680 7.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 550 (4) (4) $33,290 1.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 230 $22.29 $22.00 $45,760 0.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $7.84 $9.33 $19,400 4.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 170 $23.86 $23.96 $49,840 3.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,720 (4) (4) $16,530 1.0 %
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 640 $13.35 $15.58 $32,410 6.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.46 $10.41 $21,640 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $11.76 $12.74 $26,490 9.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $7.11 $8.61 $17,920 10.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $44,780 1.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $7.65 $8.66 $18,000 5.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $10.36 $10.60 $22,050 8.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $17.79 $19.09 $39,710 2.8 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $16.26 $14.97 $31,140 10.4 %
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 6,370 $18.61 $25.51 $53,060 4.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (5) $84.23 $175,210 15.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $19.69 $18.97 $39,460 3.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 330 $42.37 $48.00 $99,830 16.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 180 (5) $100.32 $208,660 14.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 (5) $80.22 $166,860 22.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $39.74 $39.81 $82,810 2.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,670 $22.76 $23.23 $48,310 1.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $33.15 $39.54 $82,240 15.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $40.40 $43.08 $89,610 11.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $19.13 $19.81 $41,190 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $25.31 $28.22 $58,690 7.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $21.20 $21.24 $44,190 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $14.45 $14.54 $30,240 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $33.87 $29.06 $60,440 21.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $18.34 $18.72 $38,930 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 240 $9.99 $11.36 $23,620 8.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 110 $9.23 $11.02 $22,920 8.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 450 $9.76 $10.23 $21,280 3.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $12.73 $13.08 $27,210 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,650 $14.60 $14.71 $30,590 1.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $10.08 $11.62 $24,160 2.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $9.60 $11.00 $22,870 9.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 90 $27.36 $27.15 $56,480 7.4 %
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 3,290 $8.45 $9.00 $18,720 1.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 370 $7.54 $7.86 $16,350 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,230 $8.33 $8.52 $17,720 1.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (8) $22.75 $22.83 $47,500 4.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $10.46 $10.64 $22,130 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 80 $10.95 $11.46 $23,840 5.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $11.97 $12.27 $25,530 2.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $8.24 $8.29 $17,230 4.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $8.46 $9.15 $19,040 1.9 %
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 2,590 $11.76 $12.69 $26,390 2.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $16.61 $17.87 $37,170 3.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 360 $10.83 $12.54 $26,080 6.3 %
33-2022 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 60 $12.56 $13.22 $27,490 1.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 580 $12.25 $12.27 $25,520 3.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $14.79 $16.08 $33,440 3.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 570 $13.43 $14.51 $30,180 3.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 660 $8.86 $9.47 $19,700 2.6 %
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 9,190 $7.41 $7.88 $16,380 1.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 780 $10.53 $10.91 $22,690 1.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,000 $7.34 $7.43 $15,450 1.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,040 $7.53 $7.96 $16,560 1.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 530 $7.62 $7.96 $16,560 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.54 $7.65 $15,900 7.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 550 $7.40 $7.60 $15,800 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 60 $7.59 $8.67 $18,030 8.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,450 $7.28 $7.36 $15,300 1.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.42 $7.63 $15,860 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,220 $7.26 $7.66 $15,930 4.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $7.42 $7.61 $15,830 2.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.06 $7.04 $14,650 5.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 330 $7.28 $7.36 $15,310 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $7.07 $7.14 $14,840 4.6 %
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 3,500 $8.16 $9.21 $19,170 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $12.86 $13.46 $28,000 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $17.61 $17.31 $36,000 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,860 $8.24 $9.11 $18,940 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 820 $7.41 $7.73 $16,070 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $11.47 $11.36 $23,630 6.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $8.80 $9.21 $19,150 1.8 %
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 2,690 $7.59 $8.67 $18,030 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $12.64 $14.30 $29,750 10.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.27 $7.82 $16,260 5.7 %
39-4011 Embalmers 60 $24.24 $22.75 $47,330 11.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $7.90 $8.16 $16,960 6.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $8.88 $9.83 $20,450 11.1 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 30 $7.10 $7.70 $16,010 8.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 540 $7.32 $7.48 $15,560 1.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,230 $7.37 $7.67 $15,940 3.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $9.45 $11.09 $23,060 10.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $9.43 $10.12 $21,040 6.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 60 $11.43 $11.17 $23,220 6.2 %
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 11,390 $9.03 $12.03 $25,010 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,680 $12.84 $15.57 $32,380 8.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $28.82 $29.67 $61,710 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,080 $7.49 $7.82 $16,260 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $9.52 $9.74 $20,270 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 670 $10.89 $12.23 $25,440 9.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,880 $8.61 $10.44 $21,710 5.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $10.07 $11.19 $23,270 7.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $15.32 $22.44 $46,670 21.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 60 $10.56 $11.86 $24,680 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $23.77 $29.70 $61,780 13.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 950 $17.36 $20.60 $42,850 6.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $17.01 $17.27 $35,920 5.9 %
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 18,280 $11.16 $12.29 $25,560 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,270 $16.22 $18.12 $37,680 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.28 $9.71 $20,200 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $10.96 $11.21 $23,330 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 460 $11.90 $11.82 $24,580 3.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,020 $12.75 $13.10 $27,250 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 290 $11.99 $12.15 $25,270 4.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $13.83 $14.19 $29,520 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,160 $9.62 $9.93 $20,650 1.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 170 $11.06 $11.01 $22,890 1.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $13.36 $13.42 $27,920 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 740 $11.77 $12.66 $26,330 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 230 $8.72 $9.00 $18,730 1.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 320 $7.41 $7.58 $15,760 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $8.24 $9.20 $19,150 10.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $8.09 $8.88 $18,480 4.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $12.09 $12.35 $25,680 4.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $11.58 $11.75 $24,450 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $10.63 $11.04 $22,970 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 $13.53 $14.47 $30,100 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 750 $9.30 $9.70 $20,180 2.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 $12.99 $13.16 $27,370 3.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $8.68 $8.65 $18,000 3.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 160 $10.15 $10.21 $21,230 1.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $14.27 $15.39 $32,010 4.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 170 $8.39 $9.84 $20,480 7.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 130 (c) $24.12 (c) $23.10 (c) $48,050 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 470 (c) $20.94 (c) $21.36 (c) $44,430 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 (c) $13.50 (c) $14.75 (c) $30,680 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 340 $14.59 $17.24 $35,860 5.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 630 $11.90 $13.07 $27,180 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,250 $8.75 $9.74 $20,250 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 210 $11.36 $12.13 $25,240 3.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 680 $14.81 $15.71 $32,670 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.47 $14.29 $29,730 5.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 210 $9.60 $10.40 $21,630 5.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,810 $10.26 $10.79 $22,440 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $11.61 $12.61 $26,230 6.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 $12.13 $11.85 $24,650 2.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $12.48 $14.38 $29,900 11.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $9.18 $10.03 $20,870 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,370 $9.57 $9.95 $20,700 1.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $12.53 $11.27 $23,440 12.2 %
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 2,240 $13.55 $14.47 $30,100 4.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 90 $21.83 $22.32 $46,410 7.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 180 $18.22 $18.00 $37,430 1.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 420 $10.92 $10.82 $22,500 3.3 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 120 $8.43 $10.44 $21,710 12.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 60 $9.01 $9.53 $19,820 6.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 150 $10.80 $10.62 $22,090 5.2 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 40 $13.88 $14.02 $29,170 5.0 %
45-4021 Fallers 220 $16.82 $16.36 $34,040 8.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 830 $14.79 $15.43 $32,090 7.1 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 $16.01 $17.24 $35,850 7.9 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 80 $17.74 $17.36 $36,110 3.5 %
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 6,410 $15.19 $15.89 $33,040 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 540 $21.83 $22.46 $46,720 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $18.41 $18.35 $38,180 5.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 340 $14.85 $15.10 $31,410 2.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 200 $15.13 $15.01 $31,230 7.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 710 $11.64 $11.71 $24,360 4.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 150 $12.54 $13.11 $27,270 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 540 $14.20 $14.62 $30,400 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 610 $18.93 $19.26 $40,060 2.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 310 $14.39 $14.35 $29,850 3.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $17.05 $17.85 $37,120 14.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 470 $16.72 $16.40 $34,110 2.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $12.45 $13.22 $27,490 10.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $16.23 $16.49 $34,290 2.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 140 $18.41 $18.65 $38,800 3.0 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $11.45 $11.52 $23,960 3.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 $9.44 $9.80 $20,380 5.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 130 $12.13 $11.98 $24,910 4.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $13.52 $13.06 $27,160 9.8 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 40 $9.56 $9.95 $20,690 9.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $19.77 $20.38 $42,400 5.9 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 120 $19.25 $19.40 $40,360 3.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 320 $11.66 $11.85 $24,650 1.6 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 50 $12.53 $12.82 $26,660 8.8 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 30 $12.02 $13.08 $27,200 5.2 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 220 $15.61 $16.75 $34,840 2.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $23.10 $24.01 $49,950 6.9 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 190 $14.75 $15.74 $32,740 10.7 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 160 $15.05 $15.42 $32,070 9.4 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $11.45 $11.68 $24,290 5.8 %
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 6,930 $16.31 $17.52 $36,440 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 630 $20.80 $23.37 $48,620 3.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $21.25 $23.41 $48,690 12.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $15.40 $16.48 $34,270 2.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 470 $13.47 $14.03 $29,180 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $15.22 $15.91 $33,080 5.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 120 $13.23 $12.18 $25,340 12.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $18.28 $19.38 $40,320 4.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.24 $9.10 $18,920 7.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $17.88 $18.74 $38,990 10.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $14.63 $16.13 $33,560 10.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $9.31 $9.97 $20,740 9.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,330 $18.55 $22.05 $45,860 7.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,800 $13.14 $13.93 $28,980 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 200 $14.29 $16.09 $33,470 4.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 340 $18.65 $18.66 $38,810 2.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 200 $22.23 $23.67 $49,230 6.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 240 $17.93 $19.26 $40,060 21.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $10.59 $11.06 $23,010 4.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $11.59 $14.16 $29,440 14.1 %
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 24,310 $11.72 $13.25 $27,550 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,210 $21.37 $23.05 $47,940 3.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 120 $16.22 $15.02 $31,250 4.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $11.66 $12.10 $25,160 6.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,940 $10.48 $10.82 $22,500 2.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 720 $11.01 $11.22 $23,330 2.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $9.06 $9.99 $20,780 7.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $11.96 $12.54 $26,090 1.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 2,230 $9.42 $9.39 $19,540 3.1 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $14.01 $13.73 $28,560 3.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $11.73 $11.67 $24,280 3.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.31 $15.06 $31,320 5.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $14.99 $15.08 $31,360 3.3 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $10.35 $10.28 $21,390 3.2 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.96 $18.42 $38,310 17.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $11.74 $11.87 $24,690 4.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $12.40 $12.76 $26,550 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $9.26 $10.46 $21,760 6.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.58 $13.44 $27,960 4.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 360 $16.49 $16.57 $34,470 4.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.38 $14.64 $30,440 4.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $20.54 $20.62 $42,900 4.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 730 $13.46 $14.31 $29,760 2.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.87 $13.26 $27,590 2.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 70 $16.40 $16.24 $33,780 2.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $9.78 $11.14 $23,170 9.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $11.00 $11.18 $23,260 4.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $7.41 $7.60 $15,810 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $7.49 $7.67 $15,960 4.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 520 $7.31 $7.52 $15,640 3.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $11.08 $10.84 $22,550 8.7 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (8) $9.08 $9.46 $19,680 9.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 550 $12.23 $12.67 $26,340 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 500 $10.69 $10.86 $22,580 4.3 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $9.55 $11.07 $23,030 3.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 120 $16.71 $19.23 $40,000 8.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 260 $13.24 $13.38 $27,840 5.1 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 310 $20.80 $22.89 $47,620 7.8 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 60 $26.71 $25.59 $53,230 11.8 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 290 $19.64 $22.47 $46,730 12.5 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 70 $22.34 $22.30 $46,390 5.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $19.10 $24.15 $50,240 4.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $14.39 $14.54 $30,240 2.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $14.80 $15.47 $32,170 5.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $16.01 $17.35 $36,090 8.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $13.40 $15.28 $31,790 10.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 450 $14.69 $15.06 $31,320 2.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 980 $12.48 $13.67 $28,440 3.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 740 $12.31 $12.36 $25,710 2.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $10.35 $10.57 $21,990 4.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 100 $13.86 $14.27 $29,670 6.8 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $14.50 $15.34 $31,900 8.9 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $10.45 $10.51 $21,850 2.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 370 $16.22 $16.42 $34,150 6.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,940 $10.99 $11.86 $24,660 3.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 800 $12.23 $15.34 $31,910 8.6 %
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 13,260 $12.04 $13.31 $27,690 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $16.48 $18.72 $38,940 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $20.17 $21.52 $44,770 4.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 850 $8.50 $9.48 $19,730 1.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 280 $8.01 $9.25 $19,250 5.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,240 $17.83 $18.04 $37,530 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 810 $9.54 $10.89 $22,640 6.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $8.98 $8.93 $18,570 2.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $7.65 $8.49 $17,670 5.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 220 $12.36 $13.72 $28,540 4.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $16.89 $16.57 $34,470 4.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 $13.71 $13.54 $28,170 3.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,320 $13.47 $14.12 $29,370 4.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $9.91 $9.77 $20,310 2.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,440 $10.44 $10.70 $22,250 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,020 $10.89 $11.29 $23,480 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 460 $9.66 $10.82 $22,510 5.1 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (8) $14.90 $15.07 $31,340 6.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $10.84 $11.01 $22,900 3.1 %

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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