Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA



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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, a metropolitan statistical area in Virginia.

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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA (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 64,500 $14.60 $18.38 $38,220 3.1 %
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 2,390 $34.46 $40.66 $84,580 3.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $52.51 $64.33 $133,810 14.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 510 $34.57 $43.83 $91,170 5.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $14,550 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $62.20 $65.35 $135,930 7.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $30.59 $42.17 $87,710 8.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $28.58 $32.05 $66,650 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $42.26 $46.49 $96,700 7.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 160 $31.02 $36.07 $75,020 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $41.30 $46.95 $97,650 6.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $43.09 $47.27 $98,330 3.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $30.16 $33.62 $69,920 4.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $67,430 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $52.36 $61.76 $128,470 13.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $21.60 $21.81 $45,370 5.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $37.85 $46.86 $97,460 13.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $25.31 $25.72 $53,510 6.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 90 $32.05 $32.10 $66,760 3.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,950 $23.42 $26.23 $54,550 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $24.24 $25.41 $52,850 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 30 $21.74 $22.59 $46,990 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $21.53 $22.38 $46,560 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $20.12 $20.33 $42,280 3.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $23.17 $23.71 $49,320 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $20.14 $24.33 $50,610 4.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $24.44 $25.84 $53,750 2.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 170 $35.73 $42.14 $87,650 16.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 530 $22.93 $24.38 $50,710 2.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 410 $23.41 $27.02 $56,210 4.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $38.32 $36.47 $75,860 3.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 40 $21.44 $19.87 $41,320 7.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $11.55 $12.37 $25,730 7.3 %
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 1,510 $27.20 $29.93 $62,250 4.6 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 130 $34.32 $37.45 $77,890 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $26.45 $29.30 $60,950 10.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 290 $24.92 $26.59 $55,320 4.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 180 $34.40 $36.34 $75,590 8.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $17.61 $17.95 $37,340 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $33.94 $34.04 $70,800 6.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $30.89 $37.85 $78,740 13.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $26.90 $30.98 $64,430 10.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $28.69 $29.42 $61,200 4.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $39.21 $35.34 $73,500 4.0 %
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 1,660 $27.61 $29.57 $61,500 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $31.26 $33.99 $70,690 12.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $20.58 $22.28 $46,340 4.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 50 $45.74 $45.43 $94,490 4.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $27.97 $28.55 $59,390 1.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 210 $25.18 $29.22 $60,770 9.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $33.90 $33.02 $68,680 3.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 200 $32.60 $32.47 $67,540 5.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 320 $35.97 $36.23 $75,360 3.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 30 $28.51 $28.15 $58,540 3.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $17.71 $17.66 $36,740 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $18.02 $18.17 $37,800 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $23.40 $24.45 $50,850 4.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $18.50 $19.39 $40,330 1.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 90 $21.38 $21.80 $45,330 3.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $11.86 $12.69 $26,400 5.3 %
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 1,190 $21.34 $24.32 $50,590 3.9 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 40 $18.63 $20.60 $42,850 2.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $22.73 $27.68 $57,570 12.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $34.45 $32.09 $66,750 7.6 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 80 $32.33 $36.87 $76,700 5.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 150 $28.64 $30.32 $63,070 5.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $24.20 $26.19 $54,480 4.4 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 50 $12.91 $12.99 $27,020 5.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 100 $13.56 $15.41 $32,060 4.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 $21.33 $20.45 $42,540 3.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $13.20 $16.44 $34,200 12.8 %
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 1,110 $18.59 $19.81 $41,210 2.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 120 $18.40 $20.35 $42,330 14.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $21.66 $22.64 $47,090 4.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $24.16 $23.92 $49,750 6.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $16.41 $17.62 $36,640 4.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 160 $25.63 $25.48 $52,990 2.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 $17.89 $18.87 $39,240 6.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $19.67 $20.56 $42,770 2.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $22.06 $22.23 $46,250 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $13.69 $13.62 $28,320 3.0 %
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 160 $19.72 $26.97 $56,100 11.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $43.48 $45.08 $93,760 9.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 $15.37 $17.67 $36,750 11.4 %
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 5,460 $24.10 $27.43 $57,050 9.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $7.78 $11.54 $24,000 22.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 670 (4) (4) $47,290 5.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 290 (4) (4) $50,930 6.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 380 (4) (4) $48,620 5.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $54,840 6.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $43,600 6.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (4) (4) $51,490 9.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $50,000 5.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 460 (4) (4) $27,560 9.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $25.63 $26.12 $54,320 4.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $13.13 $13.09 $27,220 2.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 440 (4) (4) $23,260 3.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 40 $14.54 $15.68 $32,610 3.9 %
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 $16.78 $19.52 $40,600 7.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.81 $10.42 $21,680 8.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $17.59 $17.80 $37,030 4.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 210 $18.74 $19.29 $40,120 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-4021 Photographers 40 $15.03 $14.83 $30,840 6.8 %
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 3,080 $22.17 $29.68 $61,730 6.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $52.81 $51.30 $106,700 3.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 (5) $90.82 $188,910 20.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 (5) $82.37 $171,340 23.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 930 $24.15 $24.83 $51,640 2.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $34.66 $34.61 $71,990 5.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $20.75 $22.41 $46,620 7.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $31.29 $38.05 $79,140 13.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $18.28 $18.56 $38,600 4.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $16.30 $17.45 $36,290 5.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $29.80 $29.16 $60,650 10.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $22.38 $21.73 $45,200 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $11.92 $11.89 $24,730 4.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $16.84 $17.10 $35,570 3.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $13.25 $12.94 $26,910 6.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 430 $14.61 $15.30 $31,830 3.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $14.24 $14.57 $30,310 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $17.67 $17.72 $36,850 7.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $21.05 $22.03 $45,820 3.3 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,260 $11.05 $11.82 $24,580 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 100 $8.95 $9.39 $19,530 6.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 570 $10.68 $10.70 $22,250 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $19.85 $18.65 $38,800 12.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $15.41 $15.80 $32,860 7.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 170 $11.68 $12.22 $25,420 5.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $9.08 $9.49 $19,730 2.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 120 $11.71 $12.62 $26,240 12.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $9.29 $9.47 $19,700 5.2 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 910 $17.03 $18.05 $37,540 2.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $25.49 $27.50 $57,190 2.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 140 $17.77 $18.80 $39,100 6.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $27.49 $29.87 $62,120 3.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 310 $18.72 $19.63 $40,820 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 130 $10.56 $10.67 $22,190 3.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $7.13 $7.44 $15,480 4.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $11.56 $13.87 $28,840 2.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6,840 $8.07 $9.03 $18,770 2.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $14.50 $14.87 $30,940 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 380 $9.36 $10.54 $21,920 13.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $9.75 $10.18 $21,180 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $9.51 $9.76 $20,310 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $8.39 $8.48 $17,630 7.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 $8.32 $8.50 $17,680 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 140 $9.78 $9.87 $20,540 6.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,960 $7.38 $8.15 $16,950 5.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 680 $8.17 $8.08 $16,810 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,330 $7.52 $8.38 $17,440 4.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $7.92 $7.94 $16,520 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.07 $7.70 $16,010 6.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $7.70 $7.71 $16,040 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $7.66 $7.90 $16,430 2.0 %
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 2,140 $9.03 $9.75 $20,280 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $12.76 $14.34 $29,820 4.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $19.49 $21.15 $43,990 8.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 650 $8.59 $9.01 $18,740 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 770 $8.56 $8.56 $17,800 2.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $10.06 $10.18 $21,170 6.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,390 $9.89 $10.78 $22,430 3.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $16.15 $16.24 $33,780 6.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $9.39 $9.98 $20,770 4.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.23 $7.36 $15,310 5.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $7.86 $8.35 $17,370 3.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $10.80 $12.56 $26,120 13.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 320 $7.59 $8.36 $17,390 5.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 220 $10.42 $9.98 $20,750 5.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $12.24 $12.21 $25,400 3.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 7,030 $9.81 $14.44 $30,030 5.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 660 $16.21 $18.06 $37,560 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $28.44 $35.39 $73,620 11.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,080 $7.66 $8.07 $16,780 3.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $8.25 $9.44 $19,630 6.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $10.45 $11.61 $24,140 12.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,410 $9.31 $11.79 $24,520 5.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $9.58 $12.54 $26,070 6.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $17.24 $19.05 $39,620 12.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $18.80 $21.88 $45,510 4.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $33.21 $35.71 $74,280 4.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 310 $20.51 $22.44 $46,670 3.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 230 $13.45 $14.72 $30,620 10.9 %
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 8,260 $12.62 $13.43 $27,930 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 450 $18.69 $19.99 $41,590 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $12.32 $13.04 $27,130 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 150 $13.54 $14.06 $29,250 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 850 $13.98 $14.08 $29,280 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $13.92 $14.37 $29,900 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 360 $10.82 $10.83 $22,520 1.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $15.30 $15.63 $32,510 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 480 $12.22 $12.58 $26,170 5.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) $16.45 $17.47 $36,330 4.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $9.05 $9.30 $19,330 3.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $8.49 $8.31 $17,290 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $16.09 $16.15 $33,590 6.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $7.79 $9.57 $19,900 10.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $16.21 $17.50 $36,410 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 $10.26 $10.71 $22,280 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 $14.73 $15.47 $32,180 2.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $13.86 $13.92 $28,950 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $10.38 $11.03 $22,940 3.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.29 (c) $48,440 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 (c) $23.04 (c) $21.68 (c) $45,090 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $19.10 $19.75 $41,070 3.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 220 $12.12 $12.24 $25,460 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 690 $9.01 $9.85 $20,480 2.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 370 $17.68 $17.82 $37,060 2.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 30 $13.22 $13.62 $28,330 6.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 290 $12.39 $12.53 $26,050 3.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $10.53 $10.79 $22,440 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,050 $11.70 $11.93 $24,810 2.1 %
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 110 $10.88 $12.69 $26,390 10.5 %
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 2,540 $14.95 $16.09 $33,470 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $21.51 $22.55 $46,900 6.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $17.28 $16.32 $33,950 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 470 $14.32 $14.69 $30,550 3.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 40 $15.61 $15.46 $32,160 8.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 190 $10.57 $11.16 $23,200 6.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 $13.77 $14.15 $29,430 4.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 290 $18.95 $20.40 $42,420 2.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $15.20 $18.73 $38,970 17.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $17.71 $17.43 $36,260 3.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 $13.52 $13.44 $27,960 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $8.95 $9.55 $19,860 12.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 60 $12.28 $12.29 $25,560 4.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.11 $10.15 $21,100 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $19.77 $20.92 $43,510 3.2 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (8) $14.73 $14.73 $30,640 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $15.56 $16.06 $33,410 2.3 %
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 2,960 $15.56 $16.83 $35,020 3.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $25.93 $27.56 $57,330 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $14.72 $16.26 $33,810 9.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $13.72 $14.65 $30,470 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $17.70 $17.68 $36,770 3.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $17.48 $17.66 $36,740 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $18.93 $19.06 $39,650 2.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 680 $15.26 $16.14 $33,560 3.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 30 $25.20 $24.94 $51,880 4.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $9.76 $11.08 $23,060 8.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $18.14 $19.73 $41,050 9.4 %
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 8,770 $17.02 $18.19 $37,840 7.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 410 $26.33 $27.40 $56,990 3.1 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 100 $13.82 $13.89 $28,890 2.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 610 $14.23 $14.18 $29,490 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 850 $11.74 $13.05 $27,130 8.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $11.21 $11.07 $23,020 6.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $13.07 $12.88 $26,790 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $14.11 $15.56 $32,370 11.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 490 $17.51 $17.33 $36,050 2.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $16.08 $14.53 $30,230 12.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.90 $15.10 $31,410 5.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 $21.60 $22.58 $46,960 9.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $14.89 $16.33 $33,960 9.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $9.33 $11.21 $23,310 3.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $11.70 $13.07 $27,190 8.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 100 $8.48 $8.60 $17,890 4.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $10.71 $11.28 $23,470 3.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $17.68 $18.40 $38,280 7.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $16.81 $17.05 $35,460 4.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 480 $18.84 $19.42 $40,380 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 240 $16.51 $17.15 $35,670 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $9.52 $11.96 $24,880 3.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 210 $10.94 $11.69 $24,310 6.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 560 $18.55 $17.42 $36,240 8.5 %
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 3,070 $11.59 $12.85 $26,740 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $16.08 $16.43 $34,170 4.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $20.36 $20.95 $43,570 3.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 260 $12.69 $12.28 $25,550 8.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 70 $15.23 $19.33 $40,220 12.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 600 $16.10 $16.98 $35,310 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 380 $8.91 $10.32 $21,460 10.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $9.44 $9.80 $20,380 2.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $8.93 $9.37 $19,480 10.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $18.46 $18.04 $37,530 11.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 180 $12.17 $13.01 $27,070 4.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $8.11 $8.77 $18,240 9.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 650 $10.36 $10.80 $22,460 2.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 140 $7.90 $8.96 $18,650 8.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $11.47 $11.74 $24,430 2.5 %

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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