Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fort Smith, AR-OK



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 Fort Smith, AR-OK, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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 Fort Smith, AR-OK (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 122,380 $12.71 $15.66 $32,580 1.5 %
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 4,420 $31.61 $36.00 $74,870 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 260 $45.78 $53.74 $111,780 5.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,200 $37.27 $42.48 $88,360 3.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 120 (4) (4) $31,250 18.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $29.04 $39.70 $82,570 15.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $36.65 $43.69 $90,880 7.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 340 $21.76 $25.02 $52,040 3.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $48.03 $48.93 $101,770 5.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 310 $36.84 $42.39 $88,160 5.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $36.12 $39.03 $81,190 6.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 220 $40.25 $37.99 $79,020 4.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $41.03 $53.59 $111,470 9.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $25.84 $29.77 $61,930 7.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $26.81 $33.20 $69,060 6.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $13.53 $15.89 $33,050 4.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $70,150 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $40.03 $42.18 $87,730 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $17.87 $18.80 $39,110 3.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $14.39 $15.83 $32,930 14.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $29.21 $32.57 $67,740 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $28.29 $28.04 $58,310 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 210 $12.31 $21.97 $45,690 20.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $12.84 $15.25 $31,720 10.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 100 $29.18 $31.96 $66,470 5.2 %
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 2,740 $20.57 $23.23 $48,320 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $15.73 $20.21 $42,030 8.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $23.21 $23.70 $49,300 2.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $27.49 $26.91 $55,980 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $20.69 $21.30 $44,310 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $21.30 $22.96 $47,750 5.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $17.00 $17.68 $36,770 4.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $17.55 $18.12 $37,690 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $18.67 $20.91 $43,500 2.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $20.41 $21.67 $45,060 2.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $29.26 $28.23 $58,720 3.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 160 $27.98 $28.48 $59,230 4.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 490 $25.87 $25.99 $54,060 3.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 540 $19.82 $22.30 $46,390 3.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $12.24 $12.57 $26,140 3.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $22.64 $24.04 $50,010 8.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $17.63 $21.18 $44,060 7.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $18.94 $33.40 $69,460 19.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 320 $18.86 $23.79 $49,490 5.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $11.03 $11.71 $24,350 9.7 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $12.27 $15.40 $32,020 7.3 %
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 900 $22.19 $23.78 $49,470 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $26.70 $26.86 $55,870 4.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 120 $28.97 $29.16 $60,650 3.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 250 $16.99 $17.03 $35,410 2.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $20.26 $20.68 $43,010 4.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $32.28 $31.51 $65,530 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 210 $25.11 $26.39 $54,900 4.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $25.27 $25.70 $53,460 3.7 %
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 1,320 $29.08 $38.48 $80,050 22.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $23.02 $24.10 $50,130 5.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $15.28 $17.12 $35,600 8.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $31.03 $32.59 $67,790 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $32.06 $29.80 $61,990 4.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 150 $35.08 $35.29 $73,400 6.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 150 $33.57 $32.27 $67,130 3.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $16.29 $16.63 $34,580 3.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $21.54 $21.77 $45,280 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $21.21 $21.69 $45,110 3.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $19.71 $19.54 $40,640 5.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $13.52 $14.19 $29,510 2.6 %
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 410 $23.57 $26.15 $54,390 6.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $24.61 $23.59 $49,060 5.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $23.79 $27.62 $57,450 7.4 %
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 960 $15.92 $17.54 $36,470 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $16.85 $17.22 $35,820 9.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $25.67 $25.09 $52,200 3.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 70 $24.26 $23.55 $48,990 4.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $17.31 $18.08 $37,610 4.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $14.89 $14.94 $31,070 4.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $17.44 $18.40 $38,280 7.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 30 $15.65 $16.59 $34,510 4.6 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 $13.41 $14.76 $30,690 4.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $10.46 $11.89 $24,720 4.3 %
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 540 $22.94 $38.21 $79,470 12.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 270 $60.28 $56.78 $118,100 9.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $16.90 $18.03 $37,510 6.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $14.16 $15.80 $32,870 13.1 %
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 6,660 $18.77 $18.64 $38,770 2.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $14.39 $14.09 $29,320 7.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 310 (4) (4) $41,260 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,480 (4) (4) $41,440 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 530 (4) (4) $41,940 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,150 (4) (4) $44,810 2.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $46,510 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $41,270 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $41,680 1.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $45,970 2.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 120 $20.34 $18.81 $39,130 9.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 110 $22.47 $19.50 $40,550 9.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 650 (4) (4) $34,420 8.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $21.52 $21.52 $44,770 2.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $16.26 $14.65 $30,470 6.0 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (8) $15.96 $15.63 $32,510 3.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $29.21 $28.06 $58,370 4.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 720 (4) (4) $17,740 2.4 %
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 710 $13.49 $16.07 $33,430 3.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.36 $9.25 $19,240 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $12.69 $15.09 $31,380 5.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 $21.03 $24.24 $50,420 14.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $37,160 5.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $12.56 $12.71 $26,440 7.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $17.58 $18.89 $39,300 2.7 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $16.33 $17.93 $37,290 6.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $11.12 $11.07 $23,020 4.1 %
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 6,850 $20.13 $26.36 $54,820 4.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $54.94 $54.66 $113,680 13.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $20.41 $22.77 $47,360 9.5 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $22.53 $29.50 $61,370 24.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $48.76 $47.64 $99,090 3.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 150 (5) $88.91 $184,930 19.8 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 22.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 22.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 (5) $99.50 $206,960 17.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,470 $23.12 $24.95 $51,900 3.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $34.61 $34.84 $72,480 4.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $38.44 $37.63 $78,270 5.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $21.71 $21.41 $44,530 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $28.04 $30.96 $64,400 5.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $29.52 $30.41 $63,260 6.9 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) $30.72 $31.45 $65,430 5.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $21.01 $20.96 $43,610 2.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $14.80 $15.38 $31,990 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $29.47 $29.39 $61,140 4.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $14.35 $17.29 $35,950 8.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $24.89 $25.29 $52,590 3.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $20.13 $20.73 $43,110 3.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $12.42 $13.04 $27,120 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $11.33 $12.14 $25,250 4.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $15.07 $14.98 $31,160 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,210 $15.53 $15.94 $33,160 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $11.15 $12.09 $25,140 4.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 150 $11.70 $11.93 $24,820 3.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $17.00 $19.90 $41,380 5.8 %
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 3,600 $9.14 $10.02 $20,850 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 870 $7.58 $8.02 $16,670 4.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,800 $9.12 $9.32 $19,380 1.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $23.81 $24.25 $50,440 6.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $12.47 $12.40 $25,790 3.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 130 $11.18 $11.89 $24,720 5.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $12.18 $12.89 $26,810 3.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.95 $9.02 $18,760 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $8.42 $8.85 $18,400 5.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 130 $10.76 $12.27 $25,520 10.3 %
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 2,170 $12.19 $13.90 $28,920 3.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $22.77 $25.54 $53,120 7.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $19.18 $20.15 $41,920 4.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 380 $14.82 $14.64 $30,460 5.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 260 $9.86 $10.88 $22,620 7.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $19.68 $24.67 $51,320 8.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 630 $14.54 $15.90 $33,070 4.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 550 $9.21 $9.70 $20,180 3.4 %
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 9,250 $7.51 $8.36 $17,390 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $15.98 $15.74 $32,740 8.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 710 $11.94 $12.64 $26,290 2.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,150 $7.37 $7.62 $15,840 2.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 650 $8.30 $8.84 $18,380 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 680 $9.12 $9.33 $19,400 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.09 $8.06 $16,770 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 670 $7.71 $8.24 $17,130 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 110 $7.52 $8.32 $17,300 3.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,310 $7.13 $7.16 $14,890 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 290 $7.44 $7.60 $15,810 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,620 $7.39 $8.40 $17,480 5.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 190 $7.18 $7.25 $15,070 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $7.69 $8.32 $17,300 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 430 $7.39 $7.68 $15,980 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 180 $8.18 $8.27 $17,200 1.8 %
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 3,320 $8.95 $9.74 $20,250 1.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $13.30 $14.97 $31,140 2.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $15.94 $16.35 $34,020 3.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,910 $9.03 $9.77 $20,320 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $7.78 $8.07 $16,800 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $13.12 $12.73 $26,480 8.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $8.96 $9.31 $19,360 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 2,640 $8.17 $8.94 $18,590 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $11.69 $12.60 $26,210 2.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.92 $9.15 $19,030 6.5 %
39-4011 Embalmers (8) $20.07 $15.63 $32,500 9.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $11.28 $12.44 $25,870 14.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 850 $7.47 $7.76 $16,130 1.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 830 $8.68 $8.68 $18,040 4.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 280 $8.65 $9.01 $18,750 2.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $10.36 $11.77 $24,470 3.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 11,440 $9.44 $12.93 $26,890 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,260 $13.62 $15.94 $33,160 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $29.64 $31.59 $65,710 3.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,300 $7.40 $7.82 $16,270 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $7.64 $9.89 $20,570 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 250 $11.78 $12.66 $26,330 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,690 $8.96 $10.53 $21,900 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $15.63 $16.42 $34,160 6.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 310 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $24.06 $24.24 $50,420 12.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 $18.04 $21.76 $45,260 8.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 180 $23.09 $28.60 $59,480 14.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,340 $21.90 $23.96 $49,830 4.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $7.57 $10.08 $20,960 18.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 90 $9.63 $12.04 $25,040 8.8 %
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 17,090 $11.79 $12.89 $26,800 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,120 $16.90 $18.38 $38,240 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.68 $10.13 $21,070 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $11.84 $12.07 $25,110 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 330 $11.40 $12.24 $25,460 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,770 $12.75 $13.02 $27,080 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $13.13 $13.46 $28,000 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $15.28 $15.17 $31,540 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 710 $9.84 $10.27 $21,360 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $10.96 $12.64 $26,290 6.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $12.96 $13.61 $28,320 7.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,010 $11.83 $12.06 $25,090 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 110 $13.66 $14.04 $29,210 4.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $8.88 $9.00 $18,720 2.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 230 $7.46 $8.08 $16,800 6.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 230 $10.37 $10.72 $22,300 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $8.80 $9.32 $19,380 3.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $11.39 $12.15 $25,260 5.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $12.82 $12.98 $27,010 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $10.90 $11.56 $24,050 2.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $14.31 $14.53 $30,220 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 740 $9.62 $9.98 $20,760 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 $15.41 $15.18 $31,580 2.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 180 $16.71 $18.15 $37,760 2.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $10.42 $10.92 $22,710 5.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $9.76 $10.48 $21,800 4.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 290 $14.48 $14.82 $30,830 5.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 170 $12.17 $12.46 $25,930 2.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.78 (c) $49,460 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 290 (c) $21.98 (c) $21.71 (c) $45,160 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 (c) $22.19 (c) $20.10 (c) $41,810 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 300 $17.96 $18.25 $37,970 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 570 $13.32 $13.47 $28,010 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,460 $9.14 $9.86 $20,500 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 130 $11.24 $12.75 $26,520 4.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 590 $15.32 $17.37 $36,140 3.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 140 $11.87 $13.04 $27,120 6.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 220 $11.42 $12.25 $25,480 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,440 $11.29 $11.65 $24,240 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $15.03 $14.80 $30,780 6.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $11.78 $12.36 $25,710 2.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $16.08 $15.88 $33,020 10.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $9.35 $9.77 $20,320 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,880 $10.02 $10.61 $22,060 1.3 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 60 $10.37 $10.22 $21,270 2.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 210 $21.60 $20.41 $42,460 5.7 %
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 510 $10.70 $10.49 $21,810 3.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 60 $9.00 $9.62 $20,010 3.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 190 $10.98 $10.20 $21,210 9.8 %
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 10,220 $14.40 $16.05 $33,390 4.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 800 $24.01 $27.73 $57,680 8.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $18.49 $17.49 $36,380 7.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 550 $14.02 $14.16 $29,440 4.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 250 $14.22 $15.22 $31,650 6.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (8) $13.24 $12.87 $26,770 2.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 170 $13.18 $13.00 $27,050 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 610 $14.93 $15.95 $33,180 2.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 370 $20.52 $19.87 $41,320 3.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $14.86 $14.83 $30,840 4.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $14.84 $14.95 $31,100 3.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $13.31 $12.65 $26,310 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 380 $16.54 $16.03 $33,340 5.8 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $12.11 $12.36 $25,710 9.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 230 $13.29 $13.47 $28,020 5.7 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $10.39 $10.23 $21,290 3.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 70 $14.19 $14.23 $29,610 7.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $11.48 $11.88 $24,700 5.7 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $10.14 $11.00 $22,880 9.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $20.36 $21.25 $44,200 3.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $11.43 $11.78 $24,500 2.6 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 50 $12.19 $13.09 $27,230 3.9 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 380 $17.27 $19.44 $40,430 3.8 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 640 $22.37 $24.34 $50,630 6.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 380 $15.31 $18.98 $39,470 13.8 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 130 $11.14 $11.16 $23,210 2.6 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 60 $11.40 $12.36 $25,700 6.9 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 50 $11.29 $11.06 $23,000 3.6 %
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 5,420 $16.02 $16.83 $35,000 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $22.97 $25.35 $52,720 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $15.18 $15.75 $32,750 13.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $25.59 $21.87 $45,490 12.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 50 $15.53 $16.25 $33,800 5.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $23.95 $23.91 $49,740 4.2 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 50 $21.43 $20.50 $42,630 7.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 40 $17.60 $17.61 $36,620 4.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $16.46 $18.61 $38,710 12.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 620 $13.83 $14.50 $30,150 4.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 410 $15.53 $15.39 $32,000 2.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $16.14 $15.31 $31,840 4.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 210 $17.28 $17.37 $36,140 2.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 130 $8.66 $8.76 $18,220 6.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 100 $20.48 $20.62 $42,880 3.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $15.98 $15.36 $31,960 12.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 530 $18.38 $19.09 $39,710 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,370 $13.91 $14.76 $30,700 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 $14.30 $14.84 $30,860 4.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $19.89 $18.50 $38,480 13.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $27.01 $24.08 $50,080 10.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 $20.52 $19.49 $40,540 11.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $10.71 $10.42 $21,670 4.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 90 $12.23 $14.64 $30,450 6.2 %
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 18,680 $11.40 $12.83 $26,680 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 900 $19.52 $21.08 $43,850 2.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $9.62 $10.24 $21,310 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,070 $11.16 $12.23 $25,440 4.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $9.44 $11.55 $24,020 7.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $8.32 $8.41 $17,490 4.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $9.21 $10.12 $21,050 5.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,880 $9.04 $9.11 $18,960 1.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 270 $10.45 $12.08 $25,130 8.8 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $13.91 $13.46 $27,990 4.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $14.38 $13.27 $27,590 13.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 510 $12.11 $12.00 $24,950 5.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4041 Machinists 250 $16.00 $15.47 $32,180 4.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $16.42 $15.37 $31,970 3.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 150 $17.95 $18.35 $38,170 2.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 740 $13.42 $14.61 $30,380 4.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 80 $9.48 $11.12 $23,130 14.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 140 $14.60 $15.30 $31,810 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 240 $18.18 $17.65 $36,710 3.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $7.83 $8.40 $17,470 1.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.38 $8.21 $17,070 3.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 130 $8.60 $8.58 $17,850 2.8 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 40 $13.52 $13.19 $27,440 6.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $11.13 $11.39 $23,690 7.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 100 $10.81 $10.60 $22,050 2.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $10.85 $10.91 $22,690 3.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $13.80 $13.89 $28,890 2.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.81 $12.83 $26,690 4.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $11.67 $13.08 $27,210 9.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 810 $12.08 $13.52 $28,120 2.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $15.20 $15.26 $31,740 11.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,060 $9.46 $11.16 $23,210 7.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $11.90 $12.60 $26,200 5.3 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $13.56 $13.55 $28,170 6.5 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 90 $9.38 $9.75 $20,270 3.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $9.18 $9.98 $20,750 11.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 290 $14.28 $14.28 $29,710 11.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,980 $9.27 $10.51 $21,850 4.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $15.80 $13.90 $28,910 4.1 %
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 12,520 $13.97 $15.23 $31,680 5.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $16.47 $18.80 $39,110 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $20.55 $22.31 $46,410 4.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $65,600 9.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 320 $9.68 $10.08 $20,970 3.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $12.57 $13.10 $27,240 6.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,090 $17.36 $18.95 $39,410 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 640 $9.86 $11.71 $24,350 6.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 40 $15.43 $14.32 $29,790 3.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $10.03 $10.63 $22,110 6.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $11.45 $12.76 $26,540 4.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $16.64 $17.53 $36,460 7.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $14.11 $14.18 $29,500 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 990 $12.33 $13.34 $27,740 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 270 $9.95 $10.12 $21,060 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,520 $9.82 $10.69 $22,230 1.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 280 $13.65 $13.42 $27,910 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) $11.99 $11.65 $24,220 3.4 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 50 $16.68 $18.41 $38,300 5.6 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 100 $17.99 $18.38 $38,240 3.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $11.61 $12.16 $25,290 6.7 %

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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