Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fayetteville, NC



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 Fayetteville, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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 Fayetteville, NC (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 126,680 $13.08 $16.34 $33,990 3.2 %
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 3,880 $33.79 $37.25 $77,480 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 40 (5) $88.35 $183,780 10.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,200 $39.71 $44.85 $93,280 2.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $33.53 $38.81 $80,730 9.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 220 $29.87 $39.42 $81,980 7.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $30.41 $31.24 $64,990 2.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $39.73 $39.69 $82,550 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 170 $37.39 $38.16 $79,370 3.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $37.39 $37.99 $79,030 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $35.78 $36.17 $75,240 2.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 $36.54 $38.79 $80,670 5.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $17.33 $18.19 $37,840 12.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $58,110 2.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $29.53 $33.81 $70,330 11.1 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 260 $28.97 $28.94 $60,190 3.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $41.60 $43.96 $91,440 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 250 $19.15 $21.77 $45,290 4.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $17.98 $19.25 $40,040 9.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $38.44 $40.78 $84,810 4.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $20.06 $23.58 $49,040 8.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $28.18 $29.30 $60,950 4.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $38.64 $38.39 $79,850 2.9 %
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 5,250 $25.82 $27.49 $57,170 3.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $21.94 $25.89 $53,850 10.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $24.44 $26.45 $55,010 4.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $22.40 $24.30 $50,550 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $25.23 $26.60 $55,340 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $19.48 $19.91 $41,420 2.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $22.29 $23.36 $48,590 7.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 260 $24.60 $25.06 $52,120 3.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 180 $29.11 $30.06 $62,520 2.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 370 $28.63 $30.41 $63,250 6.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 280 $30.18 $30.59 $63,620 4.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,610 $29.65 $31.12 $64,730 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 670 $24.66 $28.73 $59,760 8.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 160 $30.27 $30.91 $64,290 2.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $35.62 $33.76 $70,210 7.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 230 $23.79 $25.18 $52,370 6.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $22.09 $24.75 $51,470 3.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $10.36 $10.28 $21,380 3.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 260 $14.09 $16.50 $34,320 9.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,460 $29.63 $31.05 $64,590 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 220 $54.08 $45.12 $93,850 15.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $35.43 $35.42 $73,660 3.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 320 $20.20 $21.68 $45,100 4.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $28.76 $28.59 $59,460 4.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $27.54 $27.52 $57,230 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 130 $28.81 $29.55 $61,460 5.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 430 $32.33 $32.73 $68,080 3.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,450 $26.16 $28.22 $58,710 3.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $43.27 $44.75 $93,080 5.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $36.94 $39.36 $81,860 5.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $26.10 $30.68 $63,820 2.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $28.93 $30.95 $64,370 7.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $35.03 $37.78 $78,580 7.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $34.35 $36.03 $74,940 5.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $36.31 $34.10 $70,930 1.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $24.38 $24.86 $51,700 4.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $18.56 $18.63 $38,750 5.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $25.28 $24.90 $51,790 2.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (8) $18.15 $18.22 $37,900 2.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $20.85 $21.74 $45,230 3.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 170 $13.52 $14.12 $29,370 4.0 %
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 620 $27.14 $28.49 $59,270 7.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $23.58 $24.74 $51,460 3.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $25.86 $26.97 $56,100 5.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $23.93 $25.15 $52,300 2.5 %
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 2,130 $18.33 $18.98 $39,480 2.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $20.98 $21.29 $44,290 3.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $20.44 $21.42 $44,560 3.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 140 $17.39 $17.93 $37,290 4.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $19.73 $20.60 $42,840 2.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $17.98 $18.59 $38,670 3.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 360 $21.89 $21.88 $45,520 5.7 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 200 $14.80 $19.68 $40,930 11.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $21.29 $22.78 $47,370 2.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 110 $17.83 $17.99 $37,420 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 410 $12.85 $13.42 $27,920 3.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $19.31 $19.47 $40,500 2.5 %
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 730 $21.21 $28.70 $59,700 13.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 250 $31.41 $46.53 $96,790 21.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 360 $16.92 $18.55 $38,580 7.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $10.85 $10.60 $22,050 5.4 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 11,820 $14.60 $16.35 $34,020 5.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $63,360 4.3 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $63,490 4.5 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $56,210 1.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $59,880 1.9 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $56,600 2.5 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $59,000 2.5 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $63,920 2.2 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $51,470 5.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $57,180 2.0 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $52,950 2.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 810 $8.23 $8.60 $17,890 4.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 210 (4) (4) $39,210 3.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (4) (4) $37,920 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 940 (4) (4) $37,580 4.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 430 (4) (4) $38,600 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $40,570 7.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 260 (4) (4) $40,180 4.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $15.03 $17.42 $36,240 17.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 970 (4) (4) $39,680 5.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $20.47 $21.27 $44,240 2.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 170 $13.51 $13.73 $28,550 2.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 140 $24.33 $26.17 $54,430 4.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,830 (4) (4) $17,970 2.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 200 $15.78 $16.60 $34,520 2.7 %
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 940 $16.76 $18.71 $38,920 5.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.59 $10.82 $22,490 7.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $19.39 $20.36 $42,340 9.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $29,590 2.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $9.48 $11.79 $24,530 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $25.64 $25.00 $52,000 1.7 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $21.03 $23.12 $48,090 3.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $11.98 $13.96 $29,040 6.9 %
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 7,940 $24.69 $31.11 $64,700 4.2 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 $43.56 $48.35 $100,560 13.3 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (5) $92.82 $193,060 14.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $24.38 $24.04 $50,010 3.2 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $40.44 $49.89 $103,770 17.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $49.24 $50.18 $104,380 4.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 190 (5) $84.79 $176,360 10.1 %
29-1063 Internists, General 70 (5) (5) (5) 15.2 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) (5) $91.51 $190,340 24.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 200 $79.98 $85.90 $178,680 14.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 280 $40.64 $40.05 $83,300 1.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,640 $26.50 $28.54 $59,360 4.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $31.17 $32.02 $66,610 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $35.56 $35.47 $73,790 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 170 $28.30 $31.99 $66,540 7.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $56.02 $56.48 $117,480 7.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $23.95 $23.74 $49,380 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 160 $16.23 $16.66 $34,650 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $27.38 $26.41 $54,940 4.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $31.37 $31.31 $65,130 3.2 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $30.15 $29.86 $62,100 3.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $23.20 $23.64 $49,170 2.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 370 $12.99 $13.69 $28,470 3.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $19.19 $19.65 $40,870 2.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $11.16 $11.37 $23,660 6.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,270 $19.03 $19.11 $39,740 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 $14.85 $15.94 $33,150 5.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $21.08 $19.82 $41,220 8.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 100 $27.01 $25.55 $53,130 6.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $29.76 $30.08 $62,570 3.1 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 90 $18.06 $18.56 $38,600 5.1 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 6,610 $9.64 $10.87 $22,610 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 4,060 $8.95 $9.03 $18,780 1.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 750 $13.48 $13.09 $27,220 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 160 $25.14 $24.14 $50,220 5.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $9.85 $10.52 $21,880 5.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 390 $14.83 $14.77 $30,720 3.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 400 $10.44 $10.38 $21,600 9.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) $9.92 $11.27 $23,450 5.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $15.64 $15.75 $32,760 2.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $9.10 $9.41 $19,580 5.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 490 $12.83 $13.97 $29,050 4.7 %
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 3,960 $16.92 $17.29 $35,960 2.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 210 $25.35 $26.62 $55,370 2.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 150 $23.00 $23.11 $48,060 2.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $22.69 $23.77 $49,440 2.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 520 $15.13 $14.91 $31,010 3.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $24.59 $27.42 $57,030 4.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 720 $19.64 $20.14 $41,890 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,300 $16.04 $15.36 $31,940 3.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $7.08 $7.17 $14,910 4.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 190 $15.95 $17.19 $35,750 5.6 %
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 12,150 $7.53 $8.52 $17,720 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 120 $13.39 $14.82 $30,830 20.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,030 $12.47 $13.57 $28,220 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 140 $7.91 $8.20 $17,060 8.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 350 $10.13 $10.15 $21,120 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 890 $8.12 $8.62 $17,930 3.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $7.80 $8.39 $17,440 5.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 890 $8.09 $8.55 $17,780 2.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 510 $7.11 $7.19 $14,960 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,250 $7.20 $7.52 $15,640 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $7.52 $7.70 $16,010 3.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,140 $7.34 $7.83 $16,280 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $10.05 $11.17 $23,230 4.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 540 $10.28 $9.58 $19,920 6.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $7.48 $7.70 $16,020 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 380 $7.38 $7.75 $16,120 2.9 %
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 4,020 $9.16 $9.94 $20,670 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $12.86 $15.39 $32,020 3.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $17.12 $17.63 $36,670 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,150 $9.12 $9.73 $20,240 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 770 $7.74 $8.21 $17,080 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $12.42 $13.50 $28,070 6.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 750 $9.66 $10.15 $21,100 2.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,960 $8.85 $9.82 $20,420 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $14.12 $15.31 $31,850 5.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $8.32 $8.52 $17,730 3.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $7.17 $7.59 $15,790 5.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 330 $8.26 $9.42 $19,580 8.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 300 $7.62 $8.32 $17,300 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 470 $9.16 $9.82 $20,420 6.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $9.84 $10.79 $22,430 4.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $13.04 $13.78 $28,660 3.5 %
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 12,850 $9.56 $12.53 $26,070 2.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,790 $15.00 $17.15 $35,660 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $24.28 $27.17 $56,510 5.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,450 $7.47 $7.93 $16,490 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $9.05 $10.72 $22,310 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $13.80 $14.75 $30,680 6.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,770 $9.09 $10.97 $22,820 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $13.61 $15.96 $33,210 11.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 290 $12.34 $14.40 $29,960 11.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $31.22 $36.43 $75,770 15.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (8) $12.04 $12.16 $25,300 3.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $18.73 $21.22 $44,140 6.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $22.20 $24.52 $50,990 10.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $18.17 $19.78 $41,150 4.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 180 $13.59 $17.21 $35,800 13.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $22.26 $22.10 $45,970 11.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 80 $12.95 $13.95 $29,020 8.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19,270 $12.74 $13.69 $28,470 2.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,120 $18.28 $19.23 $40,000 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $10.22 $10.84 $22,550 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $12.17 $12.36 $25,700 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 430 $12.70 $12.95 $26,940 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,210 $13.92 $14.12 $29,380 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $14.87 $14.91 $31,020 3.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 130 $18.26 $18.19 $37,840 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 410 $10.83 $10.85 $22,570 2.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $14.48 $14.49 $30,130 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,830 $12.32 $13.07 $27,190 1.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 330 $14.83 $15.24 $31,710 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $11.54 $11.61 $24,150 2.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $8.43 $8.41 $17,490 3.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $9.60 $10.81 $22,470 6.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $13.84 $13.90 $28,900 4.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $11.60 $12.72 $26,450 5.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 280 $16.18 $16.25 $33,800 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,240 $9.53 $9.73 $20,230 3.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 $11.83 $11.76 $24,460 7.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 550 $17.16 $17.23 $35,830 2.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $8.95 $9.69 $20,160 7.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $14.41 $14.37 $29,890 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 $17.11 $16.92 $35,200 2.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $14.77 $14.96 $31,120 4.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.51 (c) $50,980 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 400 (c) $23.42 (c) $22.22 (c) $46,220 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 380 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.15 (c) $46,070 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $18.15 $18.68 $38,850 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 440 $13.53 $13.86 $28,830 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,680 $9.92 $11.09 $23,060 3.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 170 $8.53 $9.86 $20,510 8.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 930 $15.18 $15.92 $33,110 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $14.19 $15.29 $31,790 8.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 $12.83 $13.08 $27,200 4.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,700 $12.36 $13.15 $27,350 2.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $14.98 $13.47 $28,010 14.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $13.73 $13.75 $28,600 2.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $11.45 $11.76 $24,450 2.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $11.83 $12.19 $25,360 13.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,940 $10.61 $11.31 $23,530 3.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 120 $15.03 $16.03 $33,340 8.3 %
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 40 $14.50 $15.14 $31,500 1.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,290 $14.64 $15.70 $32,660 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 750 $21.67 $22.63 $47,070 3.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $15.16 $14.97 $31,130 6.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 420 $15.23 $15.87 $33,010 3.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $13.46 $14.22 $29,580 2.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 700 $9.94 $10.72 $22,290 3.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $12.22 $12.19 $25,360 3.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $14.42 $15.31 $31,840 1.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 770 $15.06 $15.54 $32,330 4.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $13.25 $13.36 $27,780 6.0 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 100 $9.61 $11.34 $23,590 14.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $12.12 $13.08 $27,210 3.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 160 $13.91 $14.58 $30,320 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $18.82 $18.80 $39,110 4.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $15.02 $14.94 $31,070 2.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $9.90 $10.05 $20,900 9.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 100 $10.71 $10.50 $21,830 3.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $11.77 $11.87 $24,690 4.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 140 $23.78 $22.76 $47,350 7.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 30 $11.83 $12.40 $25,800 2.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,030 $16.19 $16.99 $35,330 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 560 $23.47 $24.51 $50,990 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $14.43 $14.41 $29,960 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 290 $19.44 $20.58 $42,800 8.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $21.73 $21.64 $45,010 4.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $11.93 $12.65 $26,320 2.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 160 $16.39 $16.73 $34,790 2.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $17.51 $18.22 $37,890 5.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 820 $15.36 $17.28 $35,940 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 $15.90 $16.74 $34,830 5.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $19.59 $19.28 $40,100 2.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 240 $10.30 $9.99 $20,780 9.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $19.31 $19.13 $39,780 3.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $15.27 $15.99 $33,260 5.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,880 $13.89 $14.63 $30,430 4.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $20.24 $20.27 $42,160 5.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 290 $16.81 $17.58 $36,560 9.7 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 $14.86 $14.87 $30,940 9.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 330 $11.60 $12.81 $26,650 8.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 $19.27 $18.33 $38,140 4.1 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,260 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 490 $21.44 $22.15 $46,080 5.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 160 $22.09 $21.67 $45,070 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 790 $14.48 $14.56 $30,290 6.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $10.81 $10.90 $22,680 2.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $8.89 $9.20 $19,150 4.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $11.14 $12.98 $26,990 5.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 110 $8.70 $8.93 $18,570 2.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.81 $9.93 $20,640 4.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 140 $14.68 $14.44 $30,040 5.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.19 $14.41 $29,970 5.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $19.84 $19.52 $40,600 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 110 $21.33 $18.91 $39,320 10.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 70 $17.11 $18.37 $38,210 21.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $10.99 $11.58 $24,080 9.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 300 $7.58 $8.33 $17,320 4.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $12.62 $13.14 $27,330 7.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) $20.49 $19.89 $41,380 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $10.14 $11.51 $23,930 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 820 $11.05 $12.21 $25,390 6.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $12.28 $17.29 $35,970 22.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $9.93 $11.07 $23,020 12.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $18.14 $19.18 $39,890 5.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $10.31 $10.52 $21,880 1.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 300 $8.48 $8.82 $18,350 2.1 %
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 9,020 $11.59 $13.30 $27,670 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 320 $16.06 $17.29 $35,970 4.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $23.25 $23.20 $48,260 3.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 130 $17.56 $17.11 $35,580 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 520 $10.72 $10.55 $21,930 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 670 $7.41 $9.85 $20,490 8.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,510 $17.39 $18.18 $37,820 5.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 910 $12.63 $13.49 $28,060 4.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $9.22 $9.30 $19,340 3.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 200 $12.12 $12.27 $25,520 9.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $7.12 $7.56 $15,720 6.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 550 $12.23 $12.16 $25,300 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 470 $8.61 $8.86 $18,420 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,910 $9.88 $10.93 $22,730 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 660 $9.14 $9.29 $19,330 3.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $9.14 $9.67 $20,120 6.8 %

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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