Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Florence-Muscle Shoals, 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 Florence-Muscle Shoals, 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 Florence-Muscle Shoals, 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 50,650 $11.93 $15.15 $31,510 1.7 %
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 1,750 $32.54 $37.32 $77,630 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $61.15 $68.06 $141,570 7.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 790 $34.57 $40.26 $83,740 4.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $15,000 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $31.26 $46.16 $96,020 12.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 80 $35.92 $40.27 $83,750 5.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $36.05 $39.91 $83,000 4.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $27.08 $29.59 $61,550 7.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $74,120 1.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $21.67 $23.51 $48,910 6.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $31.51 $32.41 $67,420 2.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $20.29 $23.45 $48,780 6.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 40 $29.67 $30.72 $63,890 3.5 %
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 910 $22.29 $25.60 $53,240 3.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $17.77 $20.37 $42,370 4.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $18.34 $19.36 $40,280 5.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $21.28 $24.28 $50,500 5.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $19.27 $20.81 $43,280 6.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $27.40 $27.24 $56,660 3.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 70 $32.06 $30.42 $63,260 6.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 280 $20.93 $23.35 $48,570 5.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $25.05 $28.89 $60,100 7.2 %
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 $21.00 $21.88 $45,510 2.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $19.17 $21.32 $44,330 5.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 70 $15.06 $16.32 $33,950 4.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $25.61 $25.46 $52,960 2.8 %
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 490 $23.63 $25.66 $53,380 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $30.92 $30.07 $62,540 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $34.28 $35.79 $74,450 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $29.42 $33.35 $69,360 9.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $16.55 $16.94 $35,230 4.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $15.96 $16.18 $33,660 2.5 %
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 100 $22.06 $23.02 $47,870 4.7 %
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 650 $14.29 $16.17 $33,620 7.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $24.69 $24.88 $51,750 3.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $14.74 $16.57 $34,470 6.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $16.91 $18.05 $37,550 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $17.55 $18.20 $37,860 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $12.05 $14.85 $30,890 4.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $8.44 $8.84 $18,380 2.8 %
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 220 $31.49 $34.51 $71,770 8.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $37.86 $38.60 $80,300 9.2 %
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 3,170 $19.58 $18.61 $38,720 3.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 60 $8.25 $10.30 $21,420 15.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 110 (4) (4) $42,600 3.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 990 (4) (4) $43,600 3.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 260 (4) (4) $41,500 5.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 470 (4) (4) $43,440 4.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $45,990 3.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $44,390 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $39,750 5.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 260 (4) (4) $19,580 4.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $23.52 $23.33 $48,530 5.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $9.51 $10.29 $21,400 3.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 340 (4) (4) $17,030 2.6 %
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 330 $10.61 $12.15 $25,260 3.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $11.11 $11.85 $24,640 4.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $15.21 $17.78 $36,980 6.1 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $9.57 $9.86 $20,500 3.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,480 $19.11 $26.45 $55,020 9.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (8) $42.63 $42.05 $87,460 6.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 27.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,330 $22.37 $24.67 $51,310 1.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $27.20 $28.47 $59,220 6.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $14.59 $14.91 $31,010 2.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $14.66 $15.03 $31,270 9.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) $13.89 $14.23 $29,600 5.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $22.52 $22.61 $47,030 3.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $12.76 $13.17 $27,400 12.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $11.40 $11.85 $24,640 7.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 $14.28 $14.25 $29,640 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $12.06 $12.47 $25,940 3.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $10.31 $10.85 $22,560 6.9 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 (8) (8) (8) (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 1,520 $9.45 $9.78 $20,350 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 390 $8.60 $8.81 $18,320 4.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 630 $9.21 $9.19 $19,110 2.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $10.01 $12.00 $24,960 13.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $10.74 $10.87 $22,600 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $11.70 $11.61 $24,140 6.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $11.87 $11.51 $23,950 6.5 %
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 750 $13.72 $14.32 $29,780 5.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 80 $9.54 $10.03 $20,860 3.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 280 $16.12 $16.77 $34,880 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 170 $7.92 $9.83 $20,440 10.8 %
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 4,950 $7.33 $8.02 $16,680 1.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 520 $10.95 $12.35 $25,700 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 500 $6.95 $6.97 $14,490 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $8.78 $9.06 $18,850 4.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $9.16 $9.35 $19,440 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 380 $7.61 $7.68 $15,970 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 70 $7.23 $8.35 $17,370 7.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,350 $6.96 $7.01 $14,570 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 40 $7.09 $7.24 $15,070 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 880 $7.05 $7.27 $15,120 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $6.83 $6.83 $14,200 6.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 180 $7.23 $7.54 $15,670 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $6.94 $6.98 $14,520 3.2 %
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 1,420 $9.74 $10.50 $21,840 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $14.86 $15.77 $32,800 3.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $9.47 $9.86 $20,510 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 320 $7.36 $7.64 $15,880 2.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $13.50 $13.58 $28,240 6.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $12.91 $12.82 $26,660 2.8 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 140 $11.72 $12.35 $25,680 4.3 %
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 830 $7.97 $9.23 $19,200 4.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $11.49 $12.28 $25,550 7.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $7.83 $8.21 $17,080 6.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 220 $7.32 $7.47 $15,540 4.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $16.68 $15.64 $32,540 8.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $8.49 $9.63 $20,030 5.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 80 $8.63 $9.54 $19,840 8.1 %
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 6,480 $9.15 $12.66 $26,320 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 850 $14.29 $16.64 $34,620 5.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $22.46 $27.64 $57,500 18.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,110 $7.39 $7.87 $16,380 2.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $10.15 $10.48 $21,800 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $12.26 $13.05 $27,140 5.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,090 $8.26 $10.12 $21,060 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $15.93 $18.04 $37,510 15.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $26.30 $33.41 $69,490 16.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40 $18.09 $20.57 $42,790 10.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 640 $19.05 $22.02 $45,800 6.2 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8,520 $11.68 $12.59 $26,190 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 540 $18.60 $19.82 $41,230 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $10.31 $10.32 $21,460 5.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $11.48 $12.33 $25,640 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 140 $11.64 $12.29 $25,570 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 500 $12.86 $12.89 $26,810 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $12.41 $13.38 $27,840 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 400 $10.82 $11.12 $23,120 4.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $13.02 $12.99 $27,020 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 770 $12.40 $13.04 $27,120 3.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $16.16 $16.86 $35,080 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $7.79 $7.93 $16,490 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $7.24 $7.55 $15,690 5.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $9.28 $12.76 $26,530 11.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $7.75 $7.90 $16,440 3.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $13.15 $13.43 $27,920 8.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $14.08 $13.50 $28,090 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $11.88 $12.42 $25,830 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 430 $9.55 $9.95 $20,690 2.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $11.57 $11.34 $23,580 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $13.21 $12.89 $26,820 8.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $19.68 $19.42 $40,390 2.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.52 (c) $48,920 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 190 (c) $24.47 (c) $22.97 (c) $47,780 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $23.40 $22.60 $47,010 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $11.95 $12.45 $25,890 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,220 $9.55 $10.12 $21,040 3.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $9.39 $9.74 $20,250 4.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 120 $18.26 $19.08 $39,680 3.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $13.07 $12.89 $26,810 4.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 $11.45 $11.88 $24,710 5.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,140 $11.99 $12.50 $26,000 1.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 $12.48 $12.09 $25,140 6.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 140 $12.07 $12.31 $25,610 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 850 $8.89 $9.55 $19,860 2.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $13.79 $13.45 $27,970 3.9 %
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 170 $10.89 $12.37 $25,730 6.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 60 $12.12 $14.63 $30,440 22.4 %
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 2,190 $15.25 $16.82 $34,990 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 200 $20.35 $23.08 $48,010 4.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 230 $16.38 $17.04 $35,440 5.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 40 $11.35 $11.42 $23,760 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 110 $11.04 $12.19 $25,360 6.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 $14.79 $16.00 $33,280 3.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 260 $15.93 $16.77 $34,880 3.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 $14.64 $14.55 $30,270 4.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $34.31 $32.68 $67,970 12.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $25.99 $24.64 $51,260 3.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $14.59 $14.80 $30,790 3.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $9.23 $9.43 $19,620 8.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 170 $10.23 $10.27 $21,360 2.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $9.80 $10.45 $21,730 11.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $20.78 $21.36 $44,430 3.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,220 $16.50 $17.28 $35,930 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $22.80 $22.77 $47,370 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $28.33 $27.35 $56,890 6.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $12.27 $13.52 $28,130 16.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 240 $12.40 $13.87 $28,840 2.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $16.21 $16.97 $35,290 5.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $14.72 $15.26 $31,740 3.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.18 $9.95 $20,700 4.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 $17.61 $17.33 $36,040 4.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $16.23 $16.44 $34,180 11.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $16.45 $17.67 $36,740 4.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 470 $14.90 $15.92 $33,120 5.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $27.35 $26.76 $55,660 2.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $10.75 $10.62 $22,090 4.0 %
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 6,090 $11.68 $13.04 $27,130 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 310 $20.86 $22.26 $46,300 3.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $14.39 $15.51 $32,270 14.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,020 $9.57 $9.58 $19,940 4.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $17.21 $15.38 $31,990 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $11.55 $11.94 $24,840 4.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $12.35 $12.36 $25,720 2.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $15.06 $14.97 $31,130 3.0 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.66 $13.61 $28,300 2.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $12.22 $13.41 $27,890 5.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.08 $13.29 $27,640 2.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.48 $10.85 $22,560 2.5 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4041 Machinists 190 $20.79 $19.70 $40,970 2.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $8.90 $9.30 $19,350 3.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 120 $17.56 $16.83 $35,010 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 150 $12.43 $12.95 $26,930 4.1 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $14.41 $14.18 $29,490 3.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $7.90 $7.81 $16,240 3.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $9.24 $9.81 $20,410 5.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $9.73 $11.45 $23,810 7.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 $10.69 $11.03 $22,950 7.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $10.36 $10.61 $22,070 4.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $22.37 $22.05 $45,870 8.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $12.97 $13.15 $27,340 3.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $12.46 $13.05 $27,140 3.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $13.58 $13.08 $27,210 4.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 110 $10.64 $11.47 $23,860 3.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $11.68 $11.66 $24,250 2.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $10.95 $11.04 $22,970 5.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 370 $9.21 $9.77 $20,310 2.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $11.36 $11.59 $24,120 5.4 %
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 4,160 $10.53 $12.28 $25,530 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $16.20 $16.01 $33,300 5.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $18.71 $21.61 $44,950 4.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 200 $10.59 $11.07 $23,020 14.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 160 $7.23 $7.86 $16,350 7.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $12.43 $13.69 $28,480 9.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 600 $13.75 $15.31 $31,850 7.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 480 $9.90 $11.52 $23,960 6.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $13.41 $12.05 $25,060 5.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $16.56 $16.45 $34,210 3.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $13.09 $13.18 $27,420 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 $8.23 $8.91 $18,540 5.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,260 $8.47 $10.37 $21,560 8.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 150 $9.41 $10.45 $21,740 5.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $11.97 $12.95 $26,930 6.5 %

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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