Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Abilene, TX



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 Abilene, TX, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas.

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 Abilene, TX (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 62,820 $11.97 $15.55 $32,350 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 2,220 $32.72 $39.66 $82,500 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 $48.29 $60.85 $126,560 9.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 940 $37.41 $45.00 $93,600 3.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $57.66 $59.96 $124,710 10.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $36.71 $38.00 $79,040 3.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $40.56 $47.09 $97,960 8.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 110 $32.74 $38.15 $79,350 9.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $31.19 $31.38 $65,280 6.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $28.44 $29.30 $60,940 6.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $65,990 3.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $23.83 $25.44 $52,920 10.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $34.12 $35.94 $74,750 6.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $22.45 $24.11 $50,140 9.0 %
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 1,970 $21.16 $23.80 $49,500 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $17.86 $17.78 $36,980 10.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $18.06 $19.56 $40,690 4.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $27.04 $26.39 $54,880 8.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $19.40 $23.42 $48,720 5.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 $27.64 $27.50 $57,200 3.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $16.86 $17.80 $37,020 5.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $21.18 $20.77 $43,200 6.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $18.93 $22.10 $45,960 6.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 30 $21.29 $21.79 $45,320 4.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $18.80 $20.31 $42,230 5.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 170 $22.19 $22.70 $47,220 5.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 640 $21.98 $24.47 $50,910 2.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $23.38 $29.81 $62,000 24.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $34.04 $32.61 $67,840 9.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 40 $24.08 $25.94 $53,950 2.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $23.30 $27.80 $57,830 22.0 %
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 600 $20.78 $23.81 $49,520 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $19.89 $23.79 $49,490 7.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $20.24 $21.17 $44,030 5.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $20.14 $23.29 $48,440 8.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $18.59 $19.57 $40,700 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $22.92 $25.73 $53,520 4.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $19.45 $22.58 $46,960 5.7 %
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 570 $25.61 $27.49 $57,180 5.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $26.43 $33.39 $69,460 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $31.20 $34.28 $71,300 3.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $33.72 $36.05 $74,990 3.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $19.53 $17.56 $36,520 7.8 %
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 230 $21.43 $25.35 $52,720 5.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $19.25 $22.89 $47,600 11.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $20.83 $29.95 $62,300 18.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $20.03 $22.20 $46,170 2.8 %
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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $17.32 $18.15 $37,750 2.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $20.39 $20.78 $43,210 5.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $11.91 $13.89 $28,890 7.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $14.81 $16.19 $33,680 10.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $13.55 $13.38 $27,830 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $19.58 $21.04 $43,760 3.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $17.00 $16.78 $34,910 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 50 $10.11 $11.09 $23,060 8.6 %
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 $24.44 $29.27 $60,890 11.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $44.63 $45.98 $95,630 14.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $21.68 $19.88 $41,340 6.9 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (8) $16.43 $14.46 $30,090 8.6 %
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 4,440 $18.09 $18.30 $38,070 3.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $7.89 $10.26 $21,330 8.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 110 (4) (4) $41,740 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 810 (4) (4) $42,640 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 420 (4) (4) $44,290 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 560 (4) (4) $42,930 1.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $48,330 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $41,390 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $40,700 2.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $40,740 2.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 70 $8.99 $10.10 $21,010 3.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $21.45 $19.70 $40,980 2.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $9.45 $9.97 $20,740 4.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 120 $20.20 $19.96 $41,520 3.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 630 (4) (4) $18,570 1.9 %
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 710 $13.35 $16.77 $34,890 8.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.39 $9.58 $19,930 3.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $16.95 $17.67 $36,750 4.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $28.54 $34.62 $72,000 16.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $28,080 16.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $12.14 $16.67 $34,680 24.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $18.34 $18.62 $38,730 4.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $11.15 $13.19 $27,420 14.2 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (8) $7.70 $14.63 $30,420 16.9 %
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 4,560 $19.83 $26.40 $54,910 4.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 30 (5) $88.80 $184,710 16.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $51.81 $53.76 $111,820 11.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $46.75 $46.03 $95,750 5.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 (5) (5) (5) 17.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $38.71 $37.77 $78,570 4.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,380 $26.44 $26.89 $55,920 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $36.71 $37.07 $77,100 3.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $19.10 $20.93 $43,540 8.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $21.57 $21.98 $45,720 3.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $12.32 $13.24 $27,550 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $31.15 $31.99 $66,550 5.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $12.35 $17.60 $36,600 12.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $24.40 $24.08 $50,080 2.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 $10.04 $10.57 $21,990 11.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $12.94 $13.16 $27,380 2.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (8) $15.92 $16.78 $34,900 6.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,170 $16.25 $16.03 $33,340 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $11.25 $14.69 $30,560 9.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $10.29 $10.54 $21,930 5.1 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 160 $14.13 $14.24 $29,610 3.1 %
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 2,560 $8.53 $9.14 $19,010 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 710 $7.30 $7.56 $15,720 3.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,370 $8.75 $8.88 $18,470 3.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $11.06 $11.18 $23,250 3.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 100 $12.26 $12.81 $26,650 3.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $10.87 $11.15 $23,200 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $13.50 $13.31 $27,690 3.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $8.45 $8.52 $17,710 6.3 %
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 1,900 $14.23 $15.59 $32,430 5.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 150 $10.33 $11.48 $23,880 6.5 %
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 6,460 $7.29 $7.95 $16,540 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $15.48 $16.50 $34,320 11.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 610 $12.00 $12.09 $25,150 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 380 $7.39 $7.46 $15,520 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $7.74 $8.34 $17,360 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $9.12 $9.33 $19,410 2.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 340 $7.19 $7.49 $15,570 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 150 $8.08 $8.13 $16,920 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,290 $7.00 $7.11 $14,790 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.04 $7.03 $14,620 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 940 $6.99 $7.08 $14,730 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $6.89 $6.95 $14,450 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 170 $6.92 $6.94 $14,440 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $7.09 $7.39 $15,360 5.2 %
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 2,150 $7.90 $8.93 $18,560 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $11.86 $13.80 $28,710 5.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) $14.94 $16.78 $34,910 8.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $7.52 $8.38 $17,430 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 $7.40 $7.68 $15,980 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 500 $8.84 $9.27 $19,280 3.3 %
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 1,600 $7.52 $8.38 $17,420 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $12.22 $14.18 $29,490 7.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $7.84 $8.03 $16,700 3.6 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 40 $9.54 $9.71 $20,190 5.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $7.72 $9.11 $18,960 5.9 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 90 $7.40 $7.81 $16,250 3.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $7.52 $8.05 $16,740 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 550 $7.15 $7.28 $15,140 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $7.21 $8.81 $18,320 17.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $7.31 $8.44 $17,560 5.5 %
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 6,820 $9.50 $14.32 $29,790 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 670 $18.13 $22.62 $47,060 7.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $31.49 $32.75 $68,110 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,820 $7.84 $8.31 $17,290 3.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $7.56 $9.51 $19,780 5.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $12.20 $13.40 $27,860 8.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,430 $9.06 $12.38 $25,750 6.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $21.82 $27.06 $56,280 10.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $14.89 $17.09 $35,550 13.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $40.23 $52.40 $108,980 23.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $16.47 $18.54 $38,560 12.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 620 $23.55 $26.44 $55,000 6.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $8.59 $8.94 $18,600 2.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 70 $9.42 $11.23 $23,360 9.3 %
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 10,630 $11.43 $12.69 $26,390 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 650 $18.03 $19.80 $41,180 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $7.52 $8.46 $17,600 7.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $12.30 $15.11 $31,420 12.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 $11.83 $11.88 $24,720 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 990 $12.96 $13.20 $27,450 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $14.89 $15.96 $33,200 3.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $16.32 $15.71 $32,680 7.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 330 $9.14 $9.33 $19,400 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $11.06 $11.39 $23,680 3.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $11.36 $11.79 $24,530 10.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 810 $11.39 $12.20 $25,380 3.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $12.96 $13.58 $28,250 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $8.95 $9.18 $19,100 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $8.71 $8.55 $17,770 4.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $12.74 $12.85 $26,720 6.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $9.40 $9.68 $20,140 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $13.97 $13.96 $29,040 4.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $9.90 $10.22 $21,260 7.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $10.57 $11.91 $24,770 8.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $13.39 $13.64 $28,360 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $9.03 $9.42 $19,600 2.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 $11.45 $12.66 $26,340 5.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $8.36 $9.21 $19,160 6.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $12.39 $13.04 $27,120 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $14.45 $15.51 $32,260 6.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $12.69 $12.17 $25,320 6.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.98 (c) $49,880 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 (c) $23.82 (c) $22.20 (c) $46,180 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 (c) $23.69 (c) $21.57 (c) $44,870 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $18.24 $18.52 $38,520 6.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $11.43 $11.60 $24,130 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 660 $9.34 $10.05 $20,900 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 780 $15.39 $16.57 $34,460 4.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 40 $12.24 $12.80 $26,620 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 140 $10.86 $11.54 $24,000 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,500 $10.96 $11.39 $23,700 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $10.75 $10.60 $22,040 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 160 $14.22 $14.55 $30,270 4.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $8.29 $8.76 $18,220 5.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,550 $9.11 $9.82 $20,430 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $12.32 $12.78 $26,580 4.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 130 $18.98 $18.41 $38,280 5.7 %
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 100 $9.91 $10.80 $22,470 4.3 %
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 4,010 $14.82 $16.92 $35,200 4.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 320 $24.16 $26.29 $54,670 5.6 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 60 $29.82 $29.64 $61,650 8.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 220 $13.75 $14.62 $30,410 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 40 $12.12 $15.32 $31,860 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 400 $11.00 $11.61 $24,150 5.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $10.60 $12.07 $25,110 5.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 330 $18.80 $19.76 $41,090 5.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $13.52 $13.92 $28,950 3.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $18.19 $18.68 $38,860 3.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $10.36 $11.57 $24,070 4.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $11.19 $11.52 $23,960 4.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 50 $12.85 $12.89 $26,800 15.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 180 $10.46 $11.00 $22,870 4.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $12.04 $12.84 $26,700 9.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $18.18 $20.67 $43,000 1.8 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $14.48 $16.21 $33,720 5.2 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $23.54 $24.23 $50,400 3.1 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 160 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 600 $21.67 $19.74 $41,050 9.9 %
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 2,890 $13.77 $15.13 $31,460 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $22.75 $23.46 $48,790 3.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $13.69 $13.48 $28,030 5.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $15.88 $17.63 $36,670 11.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $12.50 $13.17 $27,380 5.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 390 $13.41 $14.66 $30,480 7.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $14.53 $15.56 $32,350 5.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $16.95 $18.34 $38,140 12.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $11.94 $12.64 $26,290 4.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.25 $10.87 $22,610 3.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $14.91 $17.26 $35,910 12.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $15.08 $15.42 $32,070 4.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $14.50 $15.46 $32,150 9.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 590 $12.45 $12.78 $26,590 3.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $9.55 $9.64 $20,050 2.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $19.52 $19.06 $39,640 4.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $19.17 $20.31 $42,240 18.1 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 50 $13.53 $14.14 $29,400 6.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $11.24 $11.91 $24,760 13.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 200 $10.31 $10.89 $22,660 4.9 %
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 2,550 $11.37 $12.78 $26,570 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 210 $19.98 $21.62 $44,970 3.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $10.76 $10.77 $22,390 6.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 140 $9.09 $9.64 $20,050 2.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $9.37 $9.76 $20,310 2.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $11.49 $11.64 $24,210 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $14.65 $14.02 $29,170 4.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $9.85 $10.65 $22,150 8.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.86 $12.32 $25,630 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 100 $14.44 $15.05 $31,300 5.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 440 $14.78 $15.94 $33,160 5.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $7.37 $7.56 $15,720 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $8.36 $8.58 $17,850 6.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $13.35 $14.06 $29,240 2.8 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 30 $21.66 $22.09 $45,950 16.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $8.46 $8.40 $17,480 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40 $13.54 $14.84 $30,860 5.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $8.79 $8.85 $18,410 3.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 300 $7.78 $9.29 $19,320 11.3 %
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 3,990 $9.94 $12.36 $25,700 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $16.82 $16.33 $33,960 8.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $23.50 $24.10 $50,120 9.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 120 $7.86 $8.80 $18,300 3.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 390 $10.07 $9.96 $20,730 5.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 800 $16.13 $16.27 $33,850 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 500 $10.71 $13.94 $29,000 8.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $8.46 $10.20 $21,210 15.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $8.36 $8.21 $17,070 3.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 210 $8.54 $9.01 $18,730 3.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 170 $10.19 $10.68 $22,220 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $8.26 $8.28 $17,220 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 990 $8.37 $8.83 $18,360 2.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 200 $7.37 $8.49 $17,650 6.7 %

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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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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