Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Decatur, AL



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 Decatur, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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 Decatur, AL (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 54,280 $13.27 $16.44 $34,200 1.6 %
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 2,010 $33.41 $39.95 $83,110 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $59.17 $66.72 $138,780 8.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 900 $32.61 $41.68 $86,700 3.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $31.78 $47.63 $99,070 11.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $40.69 $42.45 $88,290 7.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 110 $34.62 $40.77 $84,810 5.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $41.14 $41.46 $86,240 6.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $29.29 $31.69 $65,910 4.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 $29.90 $32.70 $68,020 11.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $84,280 2.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $44.98 $48.77 $101,450 7.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $17.98 $18.65 $38,800 5.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $30.98 $35.39 $73,610 6.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,150 $22.20 $25.02 $52,040 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $22.24 $22.73 $47,280 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $28.85 $28.49 $59,260 6.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 30 $19.22 $22.14 $46,040 8.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $22.38 $24.18 $50,300 7.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $15.57 $18.26 $37,970 6.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $19.35 $19.57 $40,710 6.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 40 $27.05 $31.24 $64,990 7.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 330 $21.41 $22.55 $46,900 3.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $43.25 $50.41 $104,850 9.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $22.90 $27.96 $58,150 9.7 %
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 250 $25.24 $26.46 $55,040 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 30 $24.16 $26.42 $54,960 7.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $25.42 $27.23 $56,640 6.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 50 $14.34 $15.13 $31,470 4.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $28.96 $28.86 $60,030 5.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $27.50 $29.18 $60,700 6.1 %
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 810 $29.51 $30.59 $63,620 4.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $25.66 $28.64 $59,560 4.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $41.58 $40.12 $83,440 2.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 150 $39.37 $39.46 $82,070 4.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $32.79 $35.81 $74,480 7.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $17.48 $15.36 $31,950 18.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) $15.89 $16.91 $35,180 14.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $27.82 $28.09 $58,430 7.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $13.03 $13.51 $28,110 6.9 %
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 160 $28.29 $28.67 $59,640 3.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $22.99 $23.29 $48,440 5.0 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 410 $18.40 $19.31 $40,170 2.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 60 $27.85 $27.23 $56,630 2.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $18.01 $19.78 $41,140 5.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $19.50 $20.23 $42,080 4.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 50 $12.81 $12.65 $26,310 4.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 30 $16.53 $14.26 $29,660 21.5 %
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 $23.04 $27.33 $56,840 9.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $27.34 $29.94 $62,270 7.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $14.86 $15.15 $31,510 3.6 %
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 3,100 $21.31 $19.73 $41,040 2.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $10.83 $11.02 $22,920 6.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 110 (4) (4) $49,200 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 760 (4) (4) $47,700 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 320 (4) (4) $45,910 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 520 (4) (4) $47,540 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $50,780 2.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (4) (4) $51,210 4.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 560 (4) (4) $33,200 3.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $24.39 $24.05 $50,010 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $8.23 $8.63 $17,960 5.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $26.51 $29.29 $60,920 16.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 350 (4) (4) $19,330 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 210 $12.93 $14.38 $29,900 6.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $7.38 $7.53 $15,660 5.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $13.05 $15.90 $33,080 14.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $17.33 $18.78 $39,070 6.1 %
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 2,970 $20.25 $29.37 $61,080 6.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $47.37 $46.70 $97,130 4.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $89.22 $185,570 13.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,010 $21.63 $25.30 $52,610 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $36.54 $37.20 $77,370 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $28.90 $33.14 $68,940 13.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $13.02 $14.55 $30,270 8.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $17.99 $17.71 $36,830 3.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $11.63 $11.81 $24,560 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $11.05 $11.41 $23,740 2.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 390 $16.19 $17.06 $35,490 5.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $12.96 $14.06 $29,250 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $12.51 $11.65 $24,240 5.5 %
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 1,170 $9.84 $10.64 $22,130 3.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 230 $8.13 $8.34 $17,340 5.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 400 $9.34 $9.49 $19,740 3.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $21.11 $20.01 $41,620 8.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 70 $12.57 $12.65 $26,310 6.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 130 $11.13 $11.20 $23,300 1.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $14.42 $15.01 $31,220 7.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $9.30 $9.63 $20,030 6.4 %
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 870 $16.33 $17.26 $35,900 5.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $25.50 $26.46 $55,030 2.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 50 $28.78 $28.46 $59,200 3.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $16.80 $17.48 $36,350 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 80 $11.72 $11.61 $24,140 9.0 %
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 4,170 $7.32 $7.96 $16,560 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 470 $10.84 $11.54 $24,010 2.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 510 $7.08 $7.13 $14,830 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $8.08 $8.11 $16,870 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 260 $9.07 $9.28 $19,310 3.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 100 $8.39 $8.88 $18,460 10.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 440 $7.28 $7.83 $16,290 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 80 $7.50 $8.42 $17,500 9.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,040 $6.90 $6.84 $14,230 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.00 $7.98 $16,590 9.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 690 $6.99 $7.15 $14,860 3.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 100 $8.20 $8.13 $16,910 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 80 $7.28 $7.54 $15,670 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 1,470 $9.05 $9.69 $20,160 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $13.57 $13.83 $28,760 6.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $15.39 $16.91 $35,180 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 690 $8.81 $9.08 $18,890 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 350 $7.45 $7.83 $16,280 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $10.84 $11.05 $22,980 5.0 %
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 850 $8.59 $10.37 $21,580 6.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $10.94 $12.75 $26,530 9.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 40 $8.30 $10.66 $22,180 2.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $12.19 $14.82 $30,830 18.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 160 $6.96 $7.29 $15,170 6.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 160 $8.15 $8.49 $17,650 4.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $9.48 $12.09 $25,150 10.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 100 $7.50 $8.18 $17,010 4.0 %
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 5,820 $9.30 $13.18 $27,420 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 720 $15.07 $15.67 $32,590 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $26.92 $34.00 $70,730 10.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,900 $7.26 $7.56 $15,720 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $9.05 $10.68 $22,220 9.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 90 $13.73 $15.43 $32,100 10.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,770 $8.90 $10.36 $21,540 5.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 $18.50 $22.67 $47,160 13.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 $19.50 $21.76 $45,260 6.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 690 $22.58 $26.68 $55,500 5.5 %
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 7,090 $12.40 $13.40 $27,870 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 600 $17.51 $19.69 $40,960 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $10.89 $10.86 $22,600 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $12.15 $12.76 $26,550 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 260 $13.90 $14.16 $29,450 4.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 660 $13.12 $13.26 $27,580 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $14.04 $14.00 $29,130 5.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 330 $9.94 $10.25 $21,330 3.2 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 30 $13.82 $14.62 $30,400 5.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $11.75 $12.38 $25,760 2.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 500 $12.42 $13.29 $27,630 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $16.85 $17.96 $37,360 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $7.86 $8.08 $16,800 5.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $7.38 $7.44 $15,470 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $12.97 $15.27 $31,760 12.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $13.01 $13.16 $27,370 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $10.71 $12.02 $24,990 5.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $14.53 $14.75 $30,680 4.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 340 $9.70 $10.08 $20,970 2.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $14.16 $14.66 $30,480 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $16.11 $18.11 $37,670 5.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $11.42 $11.80 $24,540 8.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 (c) $21.62 (c) $22.04 (c) $45,840 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $16.20 $16.75 $34,830 4.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 230 $13.83 $14.96 $31,120 5.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 500 $9.90 $11.07 $23,030 5.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $13.76 $14.46 $30,080 6.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 170 $18.75 $19.34 $40,240 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 30 $14.52 $14.48 $30,110 6.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 80 $12.97 $12.68 $26,370 4.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 940 $12.42 $12.80 $26,610 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $8.92 $9.92 $20,630 9.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 780 $9.20 $9.92 $20,630 1.9 %
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 130 $9.17 $11.16 $23,210 10.0 %
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 3,380 $16.05 $16.72 $34,780 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $20.50 $23.02 $47,870 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 360 $15.74 $16.82 $34,990 4.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $13.43 $13.96 $29,030 4.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 370 $11.09 $11.04 $22,970 4.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $14.02 $14.18 $29,500 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $17.88 $18.83 $39,160 5.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 30 $15.41 $16.21 $33,720 4.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $18.28 $18.90 $39,320 2.6 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 330 $18.99 $18.11 $37,670 5.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $12.43 $13.10 $27,250 2.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $19.54 $20.17 $41,940 2.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $16.33 $16.05 $33,370 4.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 140 $14.04 $15.33 $31,880 8.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 90 $12.16 $12.56 $26,130 2.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 130 $10.96 $10.81 $22,480 6.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $11.79 $12.90 $26,830 3.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 30 $12.37 $13.17 $27,390 3.4 %
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 2,880 $18.02 $19.57 $40,710 4.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $24.13 $25.11 $52,230 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $12.74 $13.47 $28,020 6.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $33.25 $30.97 $64,420 7.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $17.38 $18.47 $38,410 9.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $16.55 $17.09 $35,540 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $15.30 $15.86 $32,990 3.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $17.67 $18.66 $38,810 5.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 160 $10.99 $11.16 $23,210 6.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $17.23 $17.55 $36,500 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 330 $31.40 $29.11 $60,560 6.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 620 $17.94 $18.46 $38,400 4.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 110 $18.05 $18.13 $37,720 3.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $10.39 $10.35 $21,520 3.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 30 $14.38 $15.87 $33,010 10.4 %
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 9,890 $12.36 $13.95 $29,010 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 $20.16 $23.21 $48,280 4.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 $13.05 $13.21 $27,480 5.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 130 $14.06 $14.49 $30,140 5.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,910 $10.45 $11.03 $22,950 6.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 180 $8.99 $9.59 $19,940 5.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $11.22 $11.23 $23,360 3.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $13.75 $13.89 $28,890 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $14.26 $14.02 $29,170 4.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $12.83 $12.84 $26,710 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 380 $13.13 $13.23 $27,520 5.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.58 $12.23 $25,440 9.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 490 $14.39 $15.21 $31,630 3.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.26 $14.07 $29,270 9.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $14.61 $14.75 $30,680 7.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $8.23 $8.37 $17,420 5.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $8.57 $8.49 $17,660 3.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $9.00 $9.23 $19,190 5.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $9.03 $9.35 $19,440 4.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $7.33 $8.27 $17,200 5.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 30 $13.66 $14.24 $29,610 2.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $19.41 $19.97 $41,540 5.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (8) $23.50 $24.30 $50,550 2.7 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 220 $24.00 $24.18 $50,300 2.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $9.42 $9.99 $20,770 4.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $21.78 $21.00 $43,670 3.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $20.05 $19.05 $39,610 12.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $13.93 $14.70 $30,570 2.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 120 $13.65 $14.14 $29,420 6.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 300 $11.98 $13.48 $28,040 6.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $11.48 $11.78 $24,510 3.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 580 $9.25 $10.41 $21,650 5.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 5,350 $12.07 $14.28 $29,700 3.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $18.29 $19.64 $40,850 5.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $22.94 $23.08 $48,000 3.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 210 $6.92 $6.87 $14,290 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,560 $16.28 $17.00 $35,350 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 430 $10.36 $13.31 $27,690 5.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $12.02 $12.56 $26,120 6.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 510 $13.78 $14.65 $30,470 6.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 $10.55 $10.80 $22,460 5.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,020 $9.74 $10.31 $21,440 2.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 460 $9.16 $10.11 $21,040 4.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $12.31 $12.94 $26,910 5.3 %

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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