Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston, WV



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 Charleston, WV, a metropolitan statistical area in West 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 Charleston, WV (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 146,610 $13.98 $17.37 $36,120 1.2 %
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 6,030 $29.93 $35.08 $72,970 3.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 620 $40.72 $52.21 $108,610 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,860 $31.12 $37.42 $77,820 3.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 (4) (4) $29,050 9.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 160 $23.60 $24.31 $50,570 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $28.92 $37.24 $77,470 8.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $33.19 $37.23 $77,440 5.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 350 $28.13 $28.17 $58,590 2.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 $33.77 $36.19 $75,270 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 370 $33.89 $35.99 $74,860 5.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $30.48 $33.49 $69,660 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $36.04 $38.24 $79,530 5.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $30.18 $34.07 $70,870 7.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $33.96 $38.14 $79,320 9.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $57,760 2.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $30.64 $32.13 $66,830 2.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $47.98 $49.71 $103,410 6.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $18.37 $19.51 $40,590 3.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $27.95 $31.79 $66,120 15.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 380 $25.02 $29.49 $61,340 5.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $33.79 $38.41 $79,880 7.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 110 $25.77 $25.33 $52,680 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $24.64 $30.88 $64,230 10.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $23.39 $23.90 $49,720 4.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 340 $26.12 $30.08 $62,560 4.6 %
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 5,520 $22.59 $25.05 $52,110 3.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $17.20 $18.15 $37,750 3.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $19.63 $22.56 $46,930 4.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 760 $25.65 $25.09 $52,180 11.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 360 $17.18 $19.94 $41,470 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $19.88 $23.39 $48,660 5.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $19.85 $19.82 $41,230 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 130 $18.75 $19.78 $41,140 4.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 160 $22.15 $25.05 $52,090 7.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 270 $27.45 $27.03 $56,230 4.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $30.32 $32.77 $68,150 5.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (8) $36.16 $31.69 $65,910 5.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 720 $26.80 $25.89 $53,840 5.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,300 $21.89 $27.22 $56,610 9.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 100 $14.03 $16.59 $34,500 7.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $19.84 $22.22 $46,210 5.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 160 $26.33 $26.16 $54,410 6.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $21.98 $21.31 $44,320 13.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 140 $30.63 $33.41 $69,490 8.0 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $36.70 $36.33 $75,560 6.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $21.52 $23.79 $49,470 4.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $14.77 $17.93 $37,290 9.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $12.22 $14.03 $29,190 9.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 120 $23.61 $23.86 $49,630 5.1 %
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 1,890 $22.11 $24.04 $50,000 4.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 530 $22.01 $23.30 $48,460 4.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 110 $34.84 $34.56 $71,880 2.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $27.55 $28.54 $59,360 5.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 410 $14.92 $16.69 $34,720 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 190 $30.17 $31.51 $65,540 3.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $24.54 $25.67 $53,390 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 180 $24.99 $27.53 $57,270 3.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 260 $18.76 $21.14 $43,970 4.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $28.96 $27.71 $57,640 19.3 %
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 2,540 $25.53 $28.37 $59,010 4.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 150 $17.75 $19.88 $41,350 5.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 120 $45.17 $45.86 $95,380 2.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 420 $29.11 $30.31 $63,040 4.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $20.57 $32.50 $67,600 18.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 90 $28.75 $29.24 $60,810 6.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 70 $22.79 $25.61 $53,260 6.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $35.27 $33.83 $70,360 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 140 $36.63 $42.30 $87,980 11.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 130 $34.19 $36.42 $75,760 7.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 50 $41.56 $51.54 $107,200 16.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 110 $23.00 $27.47 $57,150 13.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $20.78 $21.04 $43,770 7.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 $20.76 $21.27 $44,240 5.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 270 $19.12 $19.77 $41,130 2.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $22.49 $21.57 $44,870 4.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 90 $17.17 $17.43 $36,250 3.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 70 $26.91 $26.00 $54,070 3.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 170 $15.34 $17.10 $35,560 8.5 %
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 1,660 $18.01 $21.82 $45,380 6.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 80 $21.24 $31.24 $64,980 13.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 210 $20.44 $21.29 $44,270 2.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 130 $36.77 $41.37 $86,050 11.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $16.62 $21.91 $45,560 10.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 140 $22.54 $24.47 $50,890 8.8 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 310 $16.60 $16.51 $34,330 3.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 190 $13.76 $16.00 $33,290 16.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (8) $12.48 $15.22 $31,660 21.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $13.06 $13.96 $29,050 8.2 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 50 $15.70 $18.13 $37,710 11.2 %
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 2,540 $13.80 $15.39 $32,010 4.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 440 $21.46 $20.74 $43,150 5.1 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (8) $10.04 $11.49 $23,900 2.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 160 $17.72 $18.12 $37,690 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $18.70 $19.73 $41,030 3.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 780 $13.19 $13.43 $27,930 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $19.24 $18.92 $39,350 4.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $16.61 $18.89 $39,290 10.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $14.22 $15.86 $32,990 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 530 $8.49 $9.21 $19,150 3.1 %
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 2,110 $26.15 $32.18 $66,930 6.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,050 $35.89 $44.08 $91,680 7.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 120 $22.31 $28.68 $59,640 19.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 710 $17.10 $17.93 $37,300 2.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 80 $22.68 $23.52 $48,930 2.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 $21.58 $21.44 $44,590 2.3 %
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 6,610 $19.43 $18.98 $39,470 1.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $45,510 8.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 190 (4) (4) $49,520 1.7 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,620 1.9 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,300 2.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $14.39 $15.57 $32,400 4.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $10.73 $12.06 $25,080 4.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 (4) (4) $43,160 1.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,290 (4) (4) $43,340 1.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 420 (4) (4) $42,050 1.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,190 (4) (4) $42,100 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 370 (4) (4) $47,210 2.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 440 (4) (4) $41,660 2.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $39,330 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $36,360 2.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 180 (4) (4) $38,300 2.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $21.08 $21.45 $44,610 2.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $10.88 $10.95 $22,770 5.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $25.93 $22.80 $47,420 8.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 770 (4) (4) $23,380 2.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 110 $11.49 $12.24 $25,460 3.5 %
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 1,280 $16.05 $17.69 $36,790 4.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.68 $9.85 $20,500 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $18.46 $18.88 $39,270 4.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $31,370 3.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $10.29 $11.48 $23,880 11.2 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $13.10 $13.47 $28,010 10.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 290 $19.06 $20.51 $42,660 4.7 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $19.41 $20.39 $42,420 5.4 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $10.84 $10.73 $22,320 5.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.97 $13.64 $28,370 7.6 %
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 8,910 $22.54 $27.66 $57,530 3.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $49.67 $69.98 $145,560 26.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $23.35 $24.85 $51,680 4.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 350 $55.14 $52.69 $109,600 1.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 (5) $95.69 $199,040 10.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (5) (5) (5) 17.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 370 $60.14 $64.56 $134,280 16.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 $36.36 $37.25 $77,480 2.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,500 $24.82 $26.00 $54,080 1.3 %
29-1121 Audiologists (8) $21.19 $21.71 $45,160 19.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $29.77 $30.68 $63,810 6.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $31.07 $35.48 $73,790 8.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 170 $21.48 $22.58 $46,960 4.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $32.14 $33.75 $70,200 8.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 260 $22.75 $22.97 $47,790 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 210 $16.06 $16.02 $33,330 7.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $23.43 $24.01 $49,940 5.6 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 60 $23.74 $23.90 $49,700 2.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 380 $18.65 $18.78 $39,070 2.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 350 $10.84 $11.84 $24,630 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 440 $10.84 $10.97 $22,820 2.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 190 $14.45 $15.05 $31,300 2.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $11.50 $11.42 $23,750 6.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 760 $15.26 $15.39 $32,000 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 $11.18 $11.94 $24,840 2.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 110 $28.32 $28.44 $59,150 4.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,650 $9.28 $10.07 $20,950 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,300 $7.57 $7.93 $16,500 3.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,210 $9.46 $9.80 $20,380 1.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $19.01 $19.72 $41,020 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 110 $16.22 $15.93 $33,130 5.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 $13.72 $15.33 $31,880 16.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 370 $11.79 $11.85 $24,650 3.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 720 $10.95 $11.68 $24,290 5.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $12.35 $12.67 $26,360 1.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 160 $7.92 $8.56 $17,790 3.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $8.85 $9.02 $18,760 3.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 300 $10.64 $11.17 $23,220 2.1 %
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 3,210 $11.52 $13.76 $28,630 4.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $26.07 $27.49 $57,190 8.2 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $14.49 $16.35 $34,000 4.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $18.32 $24.47 $50,890 16.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 610 $18.25 $18.00 $37,440 1.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (8) $26.52 $26.35 $54,800 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,600 $8.38 $9.88 $20,550 2.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $7.22 $7.52 $15,650 2.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 11,080 $7.52 $8.36 $17,390 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $15.95 $19.27 $40,080 6.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 810 $11.83 $12.76 $26,550 2.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $7.25 $7.25 $15,070 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 720 $9.09 $9.32 $19,400 1.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 750 $8.66 $8.89 $18,490 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 70 $8.82 $9.07 $18,860 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 630 $7.67 $8.65 $18,000 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 280 $8.09 $8.87 $18,450 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,470 $7.30 $7.43 $15,450 1.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 130 $7.37 $7.63 $15,870 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,820 $7.52 $8.19 $17,040 2.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 250 $7.41 $7.94 $16,510 4.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $7.37 $7.62 $15,850 1.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $7.48 $7.79 $16,200 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $7.50 $7.84 $16,310 2.7 %
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 4,340 $8.37 $9.47 $19,710 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $10.86 $12.26 $25,490 3.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $18.18 $19.05 $39,620 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,510 $8.08 $9.41 $19,580 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $8.23 $8.60 $17,880 1.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 540 $8.09 $8.69 $18,070 3.5 %
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 2,750 $8.25 $9.81 $20,400 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $18.40 $20.80 $43,250 4.1 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (8) $11.50 $12.73 $26,480 10.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $7.84 $12.70 $26,420 27.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $7.08 $7.08 $14,720 5.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $7.43 $8.13 $16,910 4.1 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (8) $8.23 $8.39 $17,450 3.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $11.17 $11.39 $23,690 8.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 440 $7.41 $8.04 $16,710 3.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 910 $8.19 $8.26 $17,170 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $11.27 $12.10 $25,160 2.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $10.83 $12.01 $24,970 5.3 %
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 15,860 $10.10 $15.50 $32,240 4.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,120 $14.47 $16.59 $34,500 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 250 $32.86 $34.16 $71,050 6.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,020 $7.34 $7.72 $16,060 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $8.86 $10.78 $22,430 7.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 320 $13.87 $13.72 $28,540 4.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,870 $9.15 $11.11 $23,110 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $19.52 $23.94 $49,790 10.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 410 $23.43 $26.77 $55,680 8.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 610 $24.78 $23.70 $49,300 5.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 $32.46 $33.31 $69,280 4.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,930 $23.90 $29.70 $61,770 9.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $9.86 $13.07 $27,180 8.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 320 $12.11 $18.01 $37,470 13.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $44.02 $39.84 $82,870 7.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 840 $21.12 $17.60 $36,600 12.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $13.02 $16.10 $33,490 19.7 %
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 27,620 $12.15 $13.48 $28,050 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,360 $19.15 $22.08 $45,930 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 $8.87 $9.34 $19,430 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $12.08 $12.56 $26,130 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 810 $13.38 $13.24 $27,530 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,970 $12.37 $13.28 $27,620 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $13.65 $14.34 $29,830 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $15.13 $14.93 $31,050 3.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 570 $9.56 $9.97 $20,730 2.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $12.98 $13.36 $27,780 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,890 $10.91 $12.38 $25,760 5.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $11.13 $11.31 $23,520 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $7.91 $8.31 $17,290 1.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 220 $10.62 $10.80 $22,470 2.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 120 $8.00 $8.72 $18,140 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $13.92 $14.35 $29,850 5.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 220 $12.04 $12.09 $25,150 4.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 240 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $15.94 $16.04 $33,370 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 $9.70 $10.38 $21,600 2.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $11.57 $13.38 $27,830 10.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 $16.36 $16.75 $34,840 3.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $11.24 $12.10 $25,170 10.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 200 $9.27 $10.03 $20,870 3.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $9.38 $9.94 $20,680 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $13.63 $14.65 $30,480 8.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $16.79 $16.68 $34,690 7.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.49 (c) $48,860 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 320 (c) $23.77 (c) $22.21 (c) $46,200 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 310 (c) $23.49 (c) $20.26 (c) $42,140 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 270 $20.41 $19.51 $40,580 4.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 370 $12.74 $13.46 $28,000 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $16.59 $16.68 $34,690 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,410 $16.33 $16.81 $34,960 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 400 $16.05 $16.10 $33,490 2.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) $11.97 $12.14 $25,250 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,340 $11.88 $12.14 $25,240 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 170 $14.43 $15.52 $32,290 9.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 780 $13.34 $13.63 $28,350 5.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $12.32 $12.94 $26,910 3.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 620 $13.42 $14.34 $29,820 5.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 190 $9.42 $10.15 $21,100 3.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,080 $10.84 $11.85 $24,650 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 210 $9.28 $10.43 $21,700 5.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 100 $14.12 $15.05 $31,290 9.0 %
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 (8) $12.65 $14.53 $30,230 5.2 %
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 11,960 $19.90 $20.66 $42,980 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 840 $34.36 $32.55 $67,710 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 120 $23.14 $22.42 $46,640 4.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,220 $16.79 $18.32 $38,110 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $25.08 $21.43 $44,580 6.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,640 $15.18 $17.57 $36,550 4.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 120 $33.29 $24.65 $51,280 9.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,860 $17.83 $19.13 $39,800 4.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 70 $20.59 $19.18 $39,900 12.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 790 $23.45 $23.84 $49,580 3.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 310 $15.98 $17.32 $36,030 12.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $12.46 $16.14 $33,570 23.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 790 $26.92 $24.66 $51,290 5.8 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 40 $15.36 $16.84 $35,020 10.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $12.27 $13.94 $29,000 17.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 350 $20.43 $18.29 $38,030 18.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 120 $26.64 $24.10 $50,130 8.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 110 $13.29 $13.25 $27,560 6.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $15.54 $16.80 $34,950 7.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $14.73 $16.50 $34,310 7.6 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 170 $16.63 $18.82 $39,150 12.0 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 140 $21.01 $21.61 $44,960 3.1 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 370 $22.82 $22.91 $47,650 2.7 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 560 $20.61 $21.16 $44,000 5.6 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 410 $22.88 $22.91 $47,650 1.7 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 40 $17.40 $18.95 $39,420 11.0 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 670 $18.63 $17.92 $37,270 4.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,540 $16.29 $18.13 $37,700 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 700 $30.01 $29.15 $60,630 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 240 $15.86 $15.55 $32,350 6.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $21.80 $21.41 $44,530 9.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $15.33 $15.71 $32,670 11.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 210 $15.11 $18.32 $38,100 13.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $14.30 $15.82 $32,910 10.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 650 $12.45 $13.93 $28,970 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 $16.63 $17.18 $35,740 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 750 $20.73 $19.77 $41,130 2.5 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 40 $9.36 $10.42 $21,670 14.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $7.88 $9.07 $18,860 6.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $22.15 $20.87 $43,410 7.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 680 $13.83 $16.89 $35,130 9.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 490 $22.22 $21.29 $44,280 5.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,660 $13.47 $15.34 $31,910 4.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $22.06 $20.51 $42,660 5.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 $27.70 $27.62 $57,460 2.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $24.95 $22.36 $46,510 11.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 190 $12.54 $13.43 $27,920 6.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $8.02 $10.02 $20,850 7.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 180 $14.16 $16.54 $34,410 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 6,390 $16.19 $17.84 $37,110 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 500 $26.77 $27.31 $56,810 3.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $13.76 $14.03 $29,190 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 770 $21.42 $19.40 $40,350 8.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $9.55 $9.63 $20,030 3.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $9.41 $10.67 $22,190 4.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $13.62 $12.89 $26,820 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 460 $19.62 $19.37 $40,280 5.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 600 $16.69 $20.59 $42,830 10.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $11.53 $12.75 $26,520 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.21 $8.42 $17,510 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.67 $8.19 $17,040 7.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 60 $9.05 $9.80 $20,390 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $17.63 $18.03 $37,500 7.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $22.20 $22.06 $45,880 3.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.65 $15.81 $32,880 13.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $16.00 $16.22 $33,730 6.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $14.60 $14.11 $29,350 6.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.25 $12.53 $26,060 12.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $9.07 $9.20 $19,130 1.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 310 $13.29 $14.08 $29,290 5.3 %
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 12,060 $12.21 $14.46 $30,080 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $27.19 $26.12 $54,320 5.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 340 $22.66 $26.47 $55,060 8.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 380 $11.21 $11.14 $23,180 2.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 720 $8.87 $12.13 $25,230 12.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,890 $13.35 $15.35 $31,920 5.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,270 $10.55 $10.99 $22,860 2.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $8.13 $9.98 $20,760 10.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $7.96 $7.97 $16,570 2.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $22.58 $22.44 $46,680 2.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $14.26 $15.57 $32,390 8.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 520 $22.05 $21.23 $44,170 1.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 500 $19.62 $17.92 $37,260 6.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 440 $7.66 $8.51 $17,710 4.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,710 $9.58 $11.51 $23,930 5.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 360 $7.31 $8.22 $17,090 4.1 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 40 $22.17 $21.85 $45,450 3.0 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $10.59 $10.64 $22,130 5.1 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 290 $21.82 $21.63 $44,980 2.1 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

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

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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