Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bellingham, WA



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 Bellingham, WA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington.

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 Bellingham, WA (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 79,980 $15.62 $18.91 $39,340 1.5 %
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 2,380 $42.77 $47.40 $98,590 2.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 490 $45.79 $52.62 $109,450 4.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $42,830 9.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $46.64 $47.99 $99,830 5.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $60.24 $64.97 $135,140 6.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $40.14 $40.10 $83,400 2.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $37.95 $40.44 $84,120 2.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $45.93 $50.77 $105,610 7.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $36.94 $37.59 $78,190 2.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $37.30 $46.89 $97,530 12.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $34.32 $38.07 $79,180 6.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $45.04 $46.37 $96,450 4.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $87,310 3.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $57.42 $58.56 $121,800 5.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $25.86 $26.01 $54,100 12.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $37.58 $45.51 $94,650 10.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $73.78 $62.49 $129,970 14.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $28.00 $29.58 $61,530 6.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $42.45 $43.39 $90,250 4.1 %
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 2,640 $25.53 $26.48 $55,080 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $15.88 $18.90 $39,310 14.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $19.84 $20.98 $43,630 3.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 470 $28.67 $28.48 $59,230 2.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $26.36 $27.91 $58,050 6.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $19.70 $21.30 $44,310 6.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $25.62 $27.04 $56,240 4.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 150 $23.71 $23.97 $49,850 1.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $27.18 $31.84 $66,220 15.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $21.68 $23.64 $49,180 1.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 320 $25.70 $27.44 $57,070 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 470 $27.47 $28.51 $59,310 1.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $24.56 $31.39 $65,300 15.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $26.06 $32.01 $66,590 22.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $14.75 $18.10 $37,650 4.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $22.29 $22.47 $46,740 8.9 %
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 940 $26.06 $26.91 $55,970 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $33.57 $34.29 $71,310 8.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 140 $35.13 $34.91 $72,610 2.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $31.71 $32.94 $68,510 8.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $20.16 $20.72 $43,100 5.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $29.76 $29.43 $61,220 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $21.53 $22.94 $47,710 4.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $27.64 $27.26 $56,700 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 130 $22.10 $23.76 $49,420 4.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $22.86 $23.95 $49,820 6.2 %
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 1,300 $30.38 $31.97 $66,510 1.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 $29.79 $31.72 $65,980 3.1 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 80 $39.07 $38.95 $81,010 2.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 240 $30.93 $32.96 $68,560 2.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $36.65 $36.33 $75,560 4.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $33.63 $34.81 $72,400 4.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $33.58 $35.03 $72,870 5.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $42.71 $39.66 $82,500 5.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 $44.22 $45.40 $94,430 6.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $23.18 $24.16 $50,250 5.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $18.25 $20.85 $43,370 5.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $23.42 $23.38 $48,640 3.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $24.67 $23.62 $49,130 3.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $20.63 $20.03 $41,670 2.4 %
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 780 $24.92 $26.54 $55,210 3.4 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (8) $26.58 $27.28 $56,740 3.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $27.21 $31.35 $65,210 19.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 100 $31.75 $34.36 $71,460 8.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $30.91 $32.67 $67,950 4.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 120 $22.79 $24.72 $51,410 4.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $27.65 $28.70 $59,700 4.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 80 $27.02 $27.31 $56,810 3.0 %
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 960 $18.54 $19.15 $39,840 2.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $24.21 $25.42 $52,870 3.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $19.10 $19.99 $41,570 2.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $17.08 $17.59 $36,580 7.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $22.87 $22.72 $47,250 5.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $19.43 $20.04 $41,670 2.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $16.00 $17.03 $35,430 2.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $10.97 $12.14 $25,250 4.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $15.60 $17.15 $35,670 3.7 %
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 390 $25.12 $29.36 $61,070 5.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $33.55 $34.54 $71,840 6.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 130 $19.79 $20.45 $42,530 5.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $23.80 $24.34 $50,630 2.6 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 30 $28.02 $27.16 $56,500 2.2 %
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 5,290 $21.04 $22.06 $45,880 2.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $24.85 $23.38 $48,640 3.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 100 $11.69 $12.54 $26,080 8.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 50 (4) (4) $46,850 3.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 800 (4) (4) $51,290 2.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (4) (4) $54,470 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $56,150 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $59,210 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 60 (4) (4) $52,290 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $53,680 3.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $47,470 5.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 90 $17.81 $18.98 $39,480 4.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 $21.14 $20.56 $42,770 5.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 500 (4) (4) $35,870 5.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $26.71 $26.99 $56,130 2.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 170 $16.35 $16.73 $34,790 2.3 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (8) $19.56 $21.95 $45,650 10.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $22.89 $24.20 $50,350 4.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 890 (4) (4) $27,640 1.9 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 80 $21.94 $21.89 $45,540 2.8 %
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 970 $17.16 $20.21 $42,030 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $10.49 $11.05 $22,980 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $16.54 $17.31 $36,010 5.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $14.36 $14.66 $30,490 3.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 250 (4) (4) $35,140 6.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $24.60 $27.95 $58,140 9.1 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $20.80 $23.35 $48,570 9.0 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,600 $24.24 $31.31 $65,130 4.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $50.53 $50.13 $104,280 2.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $76.47 $81.06 $168,600 13.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 (5) $101.32 $210,740 17.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $40.57 $42.59 $88,580 5.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (8) $23.99 $25.84 $53,740 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $31.78 $34.11 $70,940 4.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $25.24 $27.03 $56,220 2.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $37.59 $38.37 $79,810 6.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 170 $43.07 $42.15 $87,680 4.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $16.15 $16.42 $34,160 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $15.59 $15.69 $32,640 3.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 $18.26 $18.34 $38,150 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $15.28 $15.43 $32,090 4.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $17.59 $17.92 $37,280 3.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 60 $15.38 $18.99 $39,500 13.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $25.32 $26.48 $55,080 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 2,080 $11.89 $13.17 $27,390 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 520 $10.68 $10.66 $22,170 3.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 630 $10.88 $11.02 $22,930 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $18.84 $19.69 $40,960 3.4 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 50 $27.74 $26.65 $55,430 22.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $16.45 $16.67 $34,670 10.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 240 $14.70 $14.83 $30,840 3.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $18.23 $18.17 $37,780 2.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $10.78 $10.76 $22,370 2.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $10.78 $10.62 $22,090 4.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $15.19 $15.61 $32,470 2.0 %
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 1,620 $22.59 $23.55 $48,980 6.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $38.20 $39.52 $82,210 2.1 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $27.24 $26.98 $56,120 3.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 170 $26.07 $25.85 $53,770 3.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 200 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 250 $32.39 $31.48 $65,470 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 530 $13.64 $14.28 $29,710 4.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $18.26 $18.99 $39,490 10.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $9.56 $10.56 $21,960 6.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $17.17 $17.89 $37,210 4.9 %
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 9,160 $10.00 $11.30 $23,500 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $21.90 $22.99 $47,830 8.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $16.92 $16.46 $34,240 4.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $11.58 $12.09 $25,160 5.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 910 $11.32 $11.48 $23,880 1.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 40 $9.96 $11.29 $23,480 13.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 510 $9.39 $10.44 $21,710 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 270 $13.81 $13.37 $27,800 6.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,720 $9.53 $10.12 $21,040 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,700 $9.42 $10.22 $21,260 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,770 $13.03 $12.34 $25,660 5.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 210 $11.97 $12.25 $25,490 6.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 350 $9.00 $9.44 $19,640 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 490 $9.12 $9.40 $19,550 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 $9.08 $9.37 $19,490 3.1 %
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 2,580 (8) (8) (8) (8)
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $18.48 $18.65 $38,790 2.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) $23.56 $23.57 $49,020 3.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,270 $13.07 $13.40 $27,870 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 570 $9.38 $9.82 $20,420 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $15.18 $15.84 $32,950 6.3 %
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 2,580 $10.46 $12.03 $25,030 2.4 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 70 $19.94 $21.20 $44,100 6.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $18.23 $19.20 $39,930 4.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $10.20 $11.15 $23,190 7.8 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 140 $13.55 $13.70 $28,490 15.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $9.34 $9.67 $20,110 2.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $10.30 $12.12 $25,210 7.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 80 $8.75 $8.96 $18,630 2.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 480 $9.58 $10.09 $21,000 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 670 $10.57 $10.96 $22,800 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $18.95 $18.39 $38,240 4.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $10.02 $11.42 $23,750 3.1 %
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 9,060 $11.65 $16.15 $33,580 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 710 $18.92 $20.52 $42,670 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $28.58 $31.27 $65,030 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,410 $9.75 $10.95 $22,770 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 770 $9.84 $11.22 $23,340 3.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $12.84 $13.47 $28,020 3.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,940 $10.58 $12.56 $26,120 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $21.51 $20.60 $42,850 8.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $18.76 $20.69 $43,030 8.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 220 $26.25 $30.21 $62,840 7.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $12.23 $12.08 $25,120 8.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 $20.39 $25.79 $53,640 8.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $32.22 $33.55 $69,790 10.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 730 $23.04 $30.87 $64,210 6.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $9.03 $9.35 $19,450 6.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 60 (5) $81.52 $169,560 29.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $22.89 $22.30 $46,390 6.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 170 $10.92 $11.68 $24,290 5.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 70 $17.97 $29.98 $62,350 25.7 %
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 13,370 $14.36 $15.25 $31,710 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 810 $22.31 $23.22 $48,290 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $12.90 $13.08 $27,210 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $15.29 $15.67 $32,590 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $14.45 $14.69 $30,540 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,830 $16.04 $16.85 $35,040 1.7 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 40 $12.48 $12.54 $26,090 3.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $17.18 $17.77 $36,960 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $11.64 $11.85 $24,650 3.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 230 $17.04 $17.53 $36,460 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 940 $13.64 $13.82 $28,750 1.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $20.31 $20.08 $41,770 3.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $11.11 $11.27 $23,440 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $9.49 $10.07 $20,950 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $13.97 $14.39 $29,920 16.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 170 $9.54 $10.53 $21,890 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $17.20 $17.32 $36,020 5.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $17.39 $16.99 $35,330 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $15.61 $15.69 $32,630 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $16.12 $16.56 $34,440 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,010 $11.64 $11.98 $24,920 3.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $12.74 $13.24 $27,530 5.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $14.48 $15.44 $32,110 3.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 100 $18.35 $19.37 $40,280 14.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $13.53 $13.49 $28,060 6.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $17.04 $17.31 $36,000 3.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.27 (c) $50,480 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 (c) $23.94 (c) $22.46 (c) $46,720 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $19.05 $19.80 $41,180 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 610 $13.24 $13.54 $28,170 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 990 $10.49 $11.55 $24,030 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $12.09 $12.47 $25,930 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 390 $18.89 $19.42 $40,390 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $14.72 $15.77 $32,790 5.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 450 $16.73 $16.90 $35,140 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 830 $14.88 $15.27 $31,760 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $12.61 $13.01 $27,050 2.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $17.47 $18.43 $38,330 9.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 150 $12.96 $14.19 $29,520 7.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,630 $12.76 $13.20 $27,460 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $11.32 $11.84 $24,630 3.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 330 $14.75 $14.86 $30,900 3.4 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 350 $14.22 $14.77 $30,730 6.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $10.13 $11.22 $23,340 3.5 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 70 $16.20 $17.30 $35,990 8.6 %
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 5,760 $21.20 $22.92 $47,670 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $30.63 $31.83 $66,210 3.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,070 $22.32 $23.33 $48,530 4.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2061 Construction Laborers 800 $15.35 $18.41 $38,290 10.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $27.09 $28.71 $59,720 5.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 150 $27.63 $26.48 $55,080 11.2 %
47-2082 Tapers 100 $20.51 $19.94 $41,470 7.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 630 $22.54 $22.21 $46,200 5.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers 50 $18.03 $18.43 $38,340 2.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 300 $16.59 $16.53 $34,380 3.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $18.77 $20.28 $42,180 5.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 710 $23.59 $25.27 $52,560 2.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 200 $18.51 $18.82 $39,140 6.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $17.30 $19.36 $40,260 4.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $25.61 $23.59 $49,070 13.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $28.99 $28.71 $59,720 2.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) $21.01 $20.31 $42,250 3.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,200 $19.72 $20.10 $41,810 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $28.17 $28.16 $58,570 2.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $15.12 $15.26 $31,750 5.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $18.80 $19.22 $39,970 7.7 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 30 $14.08 $14.76 $30,700 6.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 $16.73 $18.77 $39,040 6.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $22.12 $22.15 $46,060 3.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 70 $19.35 $19.49 $40,530 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $20.78 $20.25 $42,130 2.6 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 40 $21.51 $20.99 $43,670 8.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $12.15 $13.74 $28,570 11.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $24.78 $24.13 $50,200 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $22.06 $22.24 $46,250 4.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200 $21.55 $21.66 $45,040 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 $19.03 $18.08 $37,610 3.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $20.30 $19.51 $40,570 3.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 170 $24.74 $27.41 $57,010 12.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $35.36 $34.71 $72,200 4.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 120 $24.35 $23.09 $48,020 7.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $11.41 $12.65 $26,300 4.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $16.49 $18.32 $38,110 6.7 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,330 $15.43 $16.75 $34,840 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 430 $25.15 $26.02 $54,110 3.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 90 $11.28 $12.36 $25,720 4.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 170 $18.02 $17.95 $37,340 4.2 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 180 $14.74 $15.32 $31,870 3.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 530 $12.81 $13.52 $28,130 4.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 160 $15.27 $14.93 $31,050 2.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 190 $13.44 $13.61 $28,310 6.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $22.31 $21.62 $44,960 2.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 260 $9.17 $9.91 $20,620 4.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $12.18 $12.10 $25,180 2.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $18.01 $18.98 $39,470 6.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.88 $14.99 $31,190 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $20.25 $20.73 $43,120 3.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $20.78 $19.28 $40,100 8.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 510 $18.38 $18.81 $39,120 2.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $15.09 $16.06 $33,400 2.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 40 $9.50 $10.30 $21,410 7.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $10.27 $10.21 $21,240 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 $13.03 $12.45 $25,890 9.3 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $11.59 $11.79 $24,520 4.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $16.99 $16.61 $34,550 4.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 150 $13.73 $13.91 $28,940 3.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 80 $14.69 $15.14 $31,490 3.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $22.88 $22.94 $47,720 2.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $17.89 $17.79 $37,000 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $17.91 $19.00 $39,530 4.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $18.69 $21.10 $43,880 16.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 300 $11.27 $11.70 $24,340 3.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $14.22 $14.13 $29,380 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 380 $13.38 $13.58 $28,240 3.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 120 $10.95 $11.95 $24,850 7.0 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4,650 $14.37 $15.49 $32,230 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $20.24 $22.09 $45,950 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $27.30 $26.95 $56,060 2.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 250 $16.87 $16.55 $34,430 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 90 $16.70 $18.03 $37,490 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 790 $18.03 $18.41 $38,300 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 450 $12.13 $14.17 $29,470 5.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $11.27 $14.81 $30,810 19.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $14.22 $14.40 $29,960 6.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $9.11 $9.47 $19,700 4.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $15.16 $16.18 $33,660 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 260 $14.42 $15.26 $31,730 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $10.00 $11.27 $23,450 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,260 $11.88 $12.86 $26,750 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 170 $11.71 $12.11 $25,200 4.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 350 $11.48 $11.86 $24,670 3.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $21.15 $20.78 $43,210 4.1 %

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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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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