Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chico, CA



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 Chico, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

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 Chico, CA (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 72,200 $14.49 $18.89 $39,290 2.2 %
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 3,040 $35.73 $38.63 $80,350 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $60.35 $69.51 $144,580 7.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,050 $37.49 $41.43 $86,180 2.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (4) (4) $39,960 9.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $41.28 $49.70 $103,380 12.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $33.60 $37.95 $78,930 4.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $32.11 $43.96 $91,430 12.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $39.78 $46.73 $97,190 7.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 250 $35.29 $39.46 $82,080 10.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $34.85 $35.67 $74,190 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $44.44 $48.75 $101,400 8.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $16.31 $16.62 $34,570 5.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $99,040 5.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $40.13 $49.03 $101,990 19.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $18.76 $19.62 $40,800 3.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $41.42 $41.49 $86,290 3.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 $9.97 $13.37 $27,800 8.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $40.00 $40.59 $84,420 7.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 100 $40.69 $39.40 $81,950 4.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,410 $24.73 $26.47 $55,060 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $16.73 $17.51 $36,430 7.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $19.05 $20.87 $43,410 3.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $33.38 $32.90 $68,430 2.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $24.25 $26.32 $54,750 4.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $28.81 $28.84 $59,990 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $21.68 $24.24 $50,410 5.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $22.89 $23.52 $48,920 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 160 $26.26 $26.42 $54,960 6.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 930 $22.23 $24.52 $51,000 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 250 $25.51 $27.63 $57,480 3.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $23.30 $24.67 $51,320 4.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 $30.74 $31.25 $64,990 7.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $29.80 $33.65 $69,990 9.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $25.30 $27.82 $57,860 7.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $23.56 $25.81 $53,670 2.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $31.47 $29.39 $61,140 11.3 %
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 640 $25.14 $29.02 $60,360 5.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $25.17 $27.30 $56,780 5.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $43.69 $44.23 $92,010 3.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $37.57 $44.80 $93,190 17.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $20.04 $19.52 $40,600 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $35.78 $38.50 $80,080 7.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $24.22 $28.31 $58,880 7.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $30.74 $30.80 $64,060 6.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $19.52 $23.92 $49,760 8.9 %
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 540 $28.08 $30.06 $62,510 4.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $24.74 $25.67 $53,400 3.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $32.09 $33.75 $70,210 3.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 60 $31.30 $33.49 $69,650 2.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $19.77 $21.79 $45,310 7.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $18.69 $21.82 $45,380 5.9 %
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 460 $23.00 $25.74 $53,530 7.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $28.64 $29.01 $60,340 3.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $19.04 $21.11 $43,900 5.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $37.82 $38.79 $80,680 11.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $30.13 $31.95 $66,450 3.8 %
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 1,570 $19.86 $20.10 $41,800 5.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $25.95 $29.35 $61,040 8.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $21.89 $21.00 $43,670 5.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $24.38 $22.97 $47,780 7.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $17.22 $17.96 $37,350 3.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $19.78 $19.54 $40,630 3.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 370 $11.78 $12.62 $26,250 4.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $20.60 $21.08 $43,850 4.1 %
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 430 $34.83 $40.90 $85,070 12.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $52.07 $59.90 $124,600 13.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $16.48 $16.60 $34,540 6.6 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,450 $26.01 $28.02 $58,280 7.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 330 $9.42 $10.13 $21,060 4.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 (4) (4) $58,280 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,030 (4) (4) $60,760 3.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 160 (4) (4) $59,810 3.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $64,370 2.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (8) (4) (4) $63,300 20.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $56,890 4.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $63,500 2.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $55,260 6.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $35.66 $36.10 $75,090 7.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $19.29 $19.09 $39,700 6.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 980 (4) (4) $25,520 3.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 100 $12.16 $16.91 $35,180 7.7 %
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 840 $16.48 $20.76 $43,190 5.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $14.63 $16.79 $34,930 6.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $12.92 $13.42 $27,910 3.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $40,940 12.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $13.25 $14.29 $29,720 7.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $15.64 $17.28 $35,940 9.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) $21.60 $22.46 $46,710 6.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $9.37 $12.45 $25,890 14.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 4,560 $31.39 $33.85 $70,410 3.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $29.04 $29.52 $61,390 2.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $60.27 $59.86 $124,510 3.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 (5) $85.14 $177,090 18.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 $66.12 $74.93 $155,850 24.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $40.40 $38.91 $80,920 4.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,640 $37.65 $38.60 $80,290 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $41.64 $40.69 $84,640 3.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $40.14 $40.38 $83,990 3.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $38.73 $40.33 $83,890 3.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $36.33 $36.07 $75,030 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $13.49 $13.83 $28,760 4.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $45.51 $43.80 $91,100 8.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $26.07 $27.30 $56,790 4.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $17.42 $17.40 $36,180 2.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $14.74 $14.71 $30,600 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 770 $21.40 $21.57 $44,860 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $12.49 $13.73 $28,560 2.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $14.34 $14.37 $29,890 7.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) $21.15 $22.31 $46,400 7.8 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,350 $11.27 $12.45 $25,900 3.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 620 $9.37 $9.82 $20,410 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,210 $10.63 $10.96 $22,800 3.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $11.28 $11.70 $24,330 5.1 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $41.79 $37.01 $76,980 7.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 330 $13.10 $13.29 $27,640 5.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 560 $13.51 $13.69 $28,480 3.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $12.11 $11.65 $24,230 13.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $15.14 $15.23 $31,690 2.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $9.82 $10.39 $21,610 7.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $10.95 $10.82 $22,510 2.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 130 $14.29 $14.63 $30,420 7.8 %
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 1,410 $19.78 $21.83 $45,410 4.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $37.15 $41.19 $85,680 6.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $28.15 $30.77 $64,000 9.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 300 $16.16 $18.08 $37,600 8.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $31.31 $32.42 $67,430 2.6 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers (8) $11.70 $13.13 $27,310 7.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 290 $9.95 $10.81 $22,490 3.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 $20.47 $19.48 $40,530 2.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7,430 $8.80 $9.62 $20,000 1.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 480 $11.96 $13.31 $27,690 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 670 $8.27 $8.53 $17,740 1.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $11.52 $11.70 $24,340 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 470 $10.01 $10.81 $22,480 5.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 120 $9.69 $10.16 $21,130 4.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 530 $9.25 $9.83 $20,440 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 210 $8.65 $8.87 $18,440 2.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,740 $8.56 $9.24 $19,220 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,020 $8.58 $8.88 $18,460 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 990 $8.49 $9.68 $20,140 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $9.11 $9.46 $19,680 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $8.53 $8.58 $17,850 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 420 $8.31 $8.56 $17,800 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $8.38 $8.54 $17,760 2.5 %
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 2,300 $10.65 $11.88 $24,710 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $16.53 $17.32 $36,020 5.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $21.68 $21.85 $45,440 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 $10.49 $11.47 $23,850 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 430 $8.97 $9.21 $19,160 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 140 $11.47 $11.66 $24,260 8.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 570 $11.40 $12.45 $25,900 3.8 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $14.50 $14.17 $29,460 10.1 %
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 2,520 $9.54 $11.26 $23,420 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $15.24 $15.93 $33,140 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $8.72 $9.16 $19,060 2.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $11.97 $12.11 $25,190 4.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $9.46 $10.05 $20,910 4.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $9.52 $10.15 $21,120 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 650 $9.16 $9.49 $19,740 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 310 $13.99 $16.85 $35,040 7.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 400 $9.68 $10.92 $22,710 3.7 %
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 7,990 $11.16 $15.17 $31,550 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 810 $16.63 $18.28 $38,020 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $21.98 $24.18 $50,300 6.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,050 $9.43 $11.22 $23,340 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $9.56 $10.68 $22,220 3.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 90 $12.02 $13.01 $27,070 4.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,070 $9.71 $11.63 $24,190 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $20.40 $23.63 $49,160 8.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $17.63 $23.11 $48,080 18.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $31.35 $51.49 $107,100 29.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $20.78 $25.52 $53,080 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $41.10 $47.35 $98,490 9.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 330 $19.09 $21.28 $44,260 5.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $8.90 $8.92 $18,560 4.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $22.93 $26.84 $55,820 15.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 $10.51 $12.19 $25,360 9.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $15.56 $16.92 $35,200 7.1 %
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 12,860 $13.72 $14.76 $30,700 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 900 $20.01 $20.96 $43,610 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $11.20 $11.71 $24,350 3.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $13.63 $13.93 $28,970 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 270 $13.24 $13.44 $27,960 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,060 $15.34 $15.80 $32,860 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $18.25 $19.54 $40,640 7.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 360 $11.06 $11.41 $23,720 3.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 30 $15.10 $16.37 $34,060 4.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 640 $12.28 $14.19 $29,510 4.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 270 $17.26 $17.52 $36,450 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.29 $10.54 $21,930 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $9.55 $9.89 $20,570 4.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 200 $12.66 $13.87 $28,860 4.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $15.47 $17.65 $36,720 13.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $15.13 $15.03 $31,270 5.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $11.72 $12.36 $25,710 4.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $16.95 $17.05 $35,460 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 $11.24 $11.37 $23,650 1.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $16.66 $17.46 $36,320 7.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $11.77 $12.10 $25,170 2.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $19.85 $19.16 $39,850 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 $14.49 $16.11 $33,510 5.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $23.68 $22.79 $47,400 7.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.57 (c) $49,030 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 (c) $23.59 (c) $22.20 (c) $46,180 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 (c) $24.54 (c) $20.45 (c) $42,540 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $14.64 $15.05 $31,310 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 $12.95 $14.60 $30,380 3.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 940 $9.92 $11.03 $22,930 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $13.94 $15.95 $33,180 12.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 840 $16.00 $17.15 $35,670 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $21.58 $22.45 $46,710 14.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 770 $12.70 $12.76 $26,540 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 510 $12.78 $13.80 $28,710 3.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $11.60 $12.39 $25,770 9.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 240 $9.72 $11.07 $23,030 5.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 90 $15.99 $16.84 $35,020 6.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 320 $14.96 $15.80 $32,850 6.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,260 $12.51 $13.13 $27,320 3.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $14.44 $15.59 $32,420 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 980 $11.71 $14.76 $30,690 8.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 80 $23.69 $24.25 $50,430 9.7 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (8) $11.35 $13.07 $27,190 3.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 120 $9.11 $9.42 $19,590 2.9 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $13.53 $13.48 $28,040 11.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 290 $9.35 $9.89 $20,580 3.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $11.62 $12.73 $26,480 11.0 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 190 $18.04 $17.46 $36,310 7.5 %
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 2,980 $18.41 $20.24 $42,100 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $29.01 $30.35 $63,120 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $20.53 $24.67 $51,320 17.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 400 $16.16 $19.54 $40,650 9.8 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $33.61 $29.42 $61,200 9.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 150 $18.84 $19.34 $40,220 9.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 790 $15.81 $16.67 $34,680 5.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 $21.40 $23.01 $47,860 4.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $22.39 $22.14 $46,050 5.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 220 $23.05 $25.20 $52,410 9.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $16.99 $17.36 $36,100 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $22.08 $22.67 $47,150 4.4 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 50 $20.20 $21.66 $45,050 8.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $17.66 $19.89 $41,370 14.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $13.66 $13.44 $27,950 3.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $27.87 $27.81 $57,840 5.4 %
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 2,690 $17.04 $19.15 $39,840 3.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $24.89 $26.14 $54,360 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $17.86 $17.92 $37,280 7.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $25.93 $21.70 $45,140 18.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $21.00 $19.45 $40,460 7.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $15.90 $17.60 $36,600 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $18.01 $18.45 $38,370 3.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $23.71 $22.79 $47,400 9.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $21.29 $22.32 $46,420 3.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $13.98 $14.32 $29,790 5.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $11.37 $12.51 $26,010 7.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $15.65 $15.50 $32,230 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 $14.35 $15.51 $32,270 3.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 180 $29.14 $29.96 $62,310 5.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $14.67 $15.28 $31,790 9.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $9.75 $11.49 $23,890 8.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 $14.01 $16.56 $34,450 7.6 %
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 3,250 $13.77 $15.24 $31,700 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 170 $22.08 $25.12 $52,250 5.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 $11.08 $11.14 $23,180 5.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $16.19 $15.84 $32,950 4.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 130 $9.64 $10.98 $22,830 4.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 120 $11.80 $12.70 $26,410 7.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $13.18 $13.97 $29,060 5.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $17.77 $17.75 $36,910 4.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $15.45 $15.57 $32,390 5.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 140 $14.34 $16.82 $34,980 6.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $13.91 $14.65 $30,480 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $12.40 $13.05 $27,150 5.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $9.09 $9.49 $19,730 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $11.07 $10.87 $22,600 4.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $8.89 $9.32 $19,380 3.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $12.53 $12.40 $25,790 4.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $11.18 $11.68 $24,300 6.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $25.28 $25.83 $53,720 3.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $11.09 $13.06 $27,160 5.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 70 $16.39 $17.94 $37,310 5.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $9.15 $9.86 $20,520 3.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.64 $12.04 $25,040 2.6 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 110 $9.93 $10.59 $22,030 3.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $9.72 $10.88 $22,640 2.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 100 $10.25 $10.52 $21,890 2.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $9.39 $10.10 $21,010 3.1 %
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 3,530 $11.86 $14.09 $29,300 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $19.21 $18.85 $39,210 4.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $23.47 $24.07 $50,060 6.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $15.41 $15.61 $32,470 4.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $13.35 $17.75 $36,930 26.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 610 $17.36 $17.28 $35,930 5.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 350 $13.53 $16.06 $33,400 8.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $8.78 $9.26 $19,260 4.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $9.57 $10.00 $20,800 4.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $36.37 $35.31 $73,440 4.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 180 $16.55 $16.59 $34,500 3.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $9.32 $9.79 $20,360 2.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,000 $10.57 $11.20 $23,300 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $10.47 $10.32 $21,460 7.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 380 $8.99 $9.34 $19,430 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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