Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA



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 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

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 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA (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 94,490 $14.53 $17.31 $36,010 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 3,790 $32.82 $38.52 $80,130 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 40 $62.67 $64.36 $133,870 9.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,810 $36.94 $45.44 $94,520 2.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $33.39 $39.08 $81,290 6.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 140 $20.21 $21.90 $45,550 2.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $39.06 $42.08 $87,520 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $36.11 $35.50 $73,850 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $25.02 $28.95 $60,210 7.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $30.85 $36.52 $75,960 10.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $44.87 $52.13 $108,430 10.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $27.04 $26.46 $55,040 7.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $27.44 $30.92 $64,310 5.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 $15.87 $22.03 $45,810 21.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $26.68 $25.18 $52,370 4.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 290 $29.87 $30.40 $63,230 7.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,910 $21.11 $22.72 $47,270 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 230 $20.47 $20.96 $43,600 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $30.66 $29.15 $60,630 7.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $22.72 $23.36 $48,590 4.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $24.09 $24.86 $51,720 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $20.04 $22.76 $47,340 6.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $17.10 $17.92 $37,280 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $16.07 $17.93 $37,300 5.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 30 $21.64 $21.70 $45,130 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $26.78 $31.16 $64,820 14.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 360 $25.98 $23.97 $49,860 8.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 400 $20.40 $23.07 $47,990 5.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $15.89 $22.85 $47,540 27.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $25.54 $23.07 $47,990 10.2 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $11.44 $12.67 $26,350 2.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 280 $21.40 $22.01 $45,780 4.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $20.97 $23.48 $48,850 6.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 110 $18.10 $19.13 $39,800 7.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $26.62 $26.05 $54,190 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 $24.36 $26.27 $54,650 4.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 (8) (8) (8) (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 1,220 $26.72 $27.38 $56,960 3.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $15.21 $22.03 $45,820 17.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $37.17 $37.28 $77,530 4.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) $27.70 $29.64 $61,650 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $29.88 $30.43 $63,290 6.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 120 $29.61 $30.55 $63,550 3.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $16.61 $16.91 $35,170 3.0 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other (8) $16.69 $17.66 $36,730 8.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $18.39 $19.90 $41,380 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $26.49 $26.16 $54,410 6.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $18.31 $19.67 $40,900 3.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 110 $14.76 $15.23 $31,690 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 260 $21.76 $24.18 $50,290 5.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) $16.02 $17.04 $35,430 2.0 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 960 $18.56 $18.54 $38,570 4.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $22.07 $21.68 $45,100 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $11.70 $12.09 $25,150 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $19.29 $20.09 $41,780 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 30 $16.80 $15.89 $33,040 9.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 210 $13.65 $14.62 $30,420 3.7 %
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 210 $21.58 $25.89 $53,840 11.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $23.48 $32.25 $67,080 25.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.70 $16.75 $34,830 16.0 %
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 5,370 $19.38 $19.13 $39,800 4.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $7.31 $7.80 $16,220 8.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,900 (4) (4) $41,960 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 760 (4) (4) $42,370 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 50 (4) (4) $43,190 2.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 330 (4) (4) $54,330 12.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $20.42 $19.73 $41,050 3.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $10.80 $11.89 $24,740 3.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 $22.88 $22.56 $46,930 3.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 690 (4) (4) $15,860 3.3 %
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 350 $13.05 $14.43 $30,020 6.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.07 $9.50 $19,750 7.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $15.03 $16.03 $33,340 4.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $30,930 4.7 %
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 4,140 $23.14 $28.10 $58,460 4.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $16.89 $18.20 $37,860 4.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $48.28 $46.74 $97,230 3.5 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 24.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 (5) $104.04 $216,400 13.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,310 $27.34 $27.61 $57,430 1.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $40.34 $38.61 $80,300 3.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $19.48 $20.27 $42,150 2.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $23.23 $23.35 $48,560 3.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $13.99 $14.52 $30,200 4.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $22.58 $22.29 $46,370 9.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $16.51 $16.38 $34,070 6.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $21.36 $20.93 $43,530 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $13.34 $13.75 $28,610 3.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $11.87 $11.62 $24,160 4.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $18.02 $18.02 $37,480 2.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 840 $18.95 $18.84 $39,190 3.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $10.57 $12.30 $25,590 5.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $15.76 $16.51 $34,350 3.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 110 $11.15 $12.60 $26,220 9.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70 $28.21 $26.84 $55,820 3.9 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 30 $18.76 $25.31 $52,630 25.2 %
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 1,980 $10.04 $10.61 $22,080 3.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 180 $7.91 $8.79 $18,280 6.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,070 $9.83 $10.57 $21,990 5.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $9.44 $10.32 $21,460 7.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $11.09 $11.42 $23,760 6.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 260 $10.79 $10.99 $22,860 2.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $12.06 $12.39 $25,780 2.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $8.85 $8.67 $18,040 7.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $10.91 $11.13 $23,160 3.8 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,350 $13.92 $14.57 $30,300 4.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 450 $15.23 $15.92 $33,110 4.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9032 Security Guards 350 $9.28 $10.29 $21,400 5.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $11.08 $12.75 $26,530 5.2 %
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 6,740 $7.39 $8.54 $17,770 2.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 150 $21.55 $19.65 $40,870 11.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 600 $12.30 $13.23 $27,510 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 370 $6.98 $7.07 $14,710 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 530 $7.77 $8.40 $17,480 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 430 $8.25 $8.69 $18,070 4.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 $6.96 $6.98 $14,530 3.0 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 250 $12.92 $12.50 $26,000 8.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,350 $7.40 $8.04 $16,720 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 320 $7.18 $7.62 $15,840 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 690 $7.10 $7.30 $15,170 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,190 $6.89 $6.89 $14,330 1.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 $7.02 $6.95 $14,450 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.32 $7.70 $16,010 5.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 $7.07 $7.51 $15,630 5.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $6.92 $6.99 $14,530 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,430 $9.24 $9.91 $20,610 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $11.74 $12.85 $26,720 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $13.62 $13.56 $28,210 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,370 $9.62 $10.25 $21,320 4.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $7.36 $7.82 $16,260 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $11.23 $12.65 $26,310 18.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $8.24 $9.52 $19,800 7.8 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $9.30 $9.52 $19,800 6.9 %
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 1,290 $8.27 $8.93 $18,570 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $12.92 $12.74 $26,490 5.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.13 $7.91 $16,440 12.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $8.44 $8.53 $17,750 7.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 270 $7.11 $7.29 $15,170 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 410 $8.02 $8.13 $16,910 3.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $11.54 $11.96 $24,880 6.8 %
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 9,450 $9.47 $13.29 $27,630 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,050 $14.92 $16.25 $33,800 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $29.09 $31.28 $65,070 8.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,270 $7.25 $7.85 $16,330 3.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 600 $11.33 $13.49 $28,050 12.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $11.22 $13.00 $27,040 10.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,750 $9.35 $11.43 $23,770 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $14.95 $16.67 $34,670 11.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $19.42 $32.43 $67,450 28.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $37.96 $38.78 $80,660 15.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $19.01 $26.27 $54,630 13.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 210 $30.31 $33.16 $68,970 9.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 670 $21.10 $23.96 $49,830 4.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $20.34 $20.80 $43,250 15.8 %
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 13,450 $11.60 $12.63 $26,270 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 880 $16.38 $18.46 $38,400 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.44 $9.88 $20,550 4.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $13.16 $13.32 $27,710 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 280 $12.47 $12.73 $26,470 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,180 $13.57 $13.92 $28,960 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $13.94 $14.61 $30,390 4.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $15.09 $14.58 $30,330 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 580 $10.08 $10.06 $20,920 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 780 $12.17 $12.86 $26,760 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 60 $18.00 $18.29 $38,050 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $8.88 $9.13 $18,980 2.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $8.04 $8.11 $16,870 3.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $11.21 $11.40 $23,710 3.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $13.32 $12.93 $26,900 4.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $13.47 $13.17 $27,380 3.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 $13.86 $14.46 $30,070 8.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $14.19 $13.97 $29,050 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 850 $9.41 $9.67 $20,100 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $15.28 $15.10 $31,420 4.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $11.04 $11.94 $24,830 6.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 490 $14.97 $16.16 $33,610 6.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.66 (c) $49,210 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 (c) $23.92 (c) $22.31 (c) $46,400 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.16 (c) $48,170 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $20.51 $20.78 $43,210 5.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $12.48 $13.29 $27,640 3.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,000 $9.33 $10.13 $21,080 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $10.34 $10.17 $21,140 8.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 680 $15.15 $15.89 $33,060 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $13.56 $13.35 $27,760 6.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 30 $10.53 $10.18 $21,180 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,190 $11.68 $12.13 $25,220 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $15.35 $14.75 $30,680 3.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $9.94 $10.31 $21,450 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $9.17 $9.40 $19,540 4.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,880 $8.75 $9.47 $19,700 1.9 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 160 $12.73 $12.12 $25,200 14.1 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $13.96 $14.19 $29,510 3.9 %
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 7,790 $17.04 $18.36 $38,200 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 510 $27.61 $27.94 $58,120 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 600 $14.52 $16.06 $33,400 3.1 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (8) $16.09 $15.26 $31,740 12.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 40 $10.28 $12.69 $26,390 13.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 510 $11.45 $11.64 $24,210 2.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.34 $15.35 $31,930 8.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 630 $17.51 $17.60 $36,610 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 540 $19.93 $21.99 $45,730 5.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 360 $16.35 $16.18 $33,660 1.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $13.85 $13.58 $28,240 5.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 800 $17.76 $17.83 $37,090 6.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $16.88 $16.28 $33,860 3.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 100 $16.09 $16.03 $33,340 2.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 80 $12.28 $12.13 $25,220 4.0 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $12.67 $12.04 $25,040 4.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $10.38 $11.07 $23,020 8.8 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 70 $9.46 $9.45 $19,660 6.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $9.88 $10.63 $22,100 9.8 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 280 $22.63 $21.89 $45,520 11.0 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 420 $26.82 $27.22 $56,620 10.6 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 550 $18.37 $19.28 $40,100 4.0 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 710 $20.08 $17.65 $36,720 11.3 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $14.29 $16.15 $33,590 6.6 %
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 6,070 $17.12 $17.88 $37,180 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 600 $24.73 $25.65 $53,360 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $17.01 $16.46 $34,230 3.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $11.83 $12.20 $25,380 3.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 180 $23.12 $22.89 $47,600 3.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $15.64 $19.13 $39,790 9.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 290 $17.78 $18.49 $38,460 5.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $15.67 $15.23 $31,680 5.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 490 $19.35 $20.44 $42,520 4.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $18.11 $19.60 $40,780 13.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $19.84 $19.45 $40,450 8.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 430 $18.66 $19.74 $41,060 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,370 $16.11 $16.46 $34,240 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 220 $15.06 $17.53 $36,460 8.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $22.89 $24.35 $50,640 8.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $15.63 $15.61 $32,470 3.1 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9096 Riggers 690 $16.46 $16.54 $34,400 6.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 420 $10.65 $10.92 $22,710 3.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 180 $12.50 $14.88 $30,940 7.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 9,840 $16.40 $16.77 $34,880 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 740 $23.57 $25.79 $53,640 2.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 520 $19.14 $21.21 $44,120 6.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 150 $20.04 $17.66 $36,730 12.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 90 $10.82 $11.04 $22,950 2.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 250 $8.40 $8.47 $17,610 5.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $12.68 $12.64 $26,290 3.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 230 $7.86 $7.89 $16,420 4.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 180 $19.71 $20.30 $42,230 5.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $17.34 $16.99 $35,330 4.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 800 $17.69 $18.35 $38,160 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,670 $18.09 $18.31 $38,080 1.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $8.92 $10.03 $20,870 3.8 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 470 $9.11 $9.32 $19,380 3.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $14.98 $17.21 $35,790 7.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $7.06 $7.18 $14,940 2.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $9.39 $10.00 $20,810 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (8) $17.05 $17.23 $35,840 3.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $14.09 $14.20 $29,540 3.7 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 450 $19.60 $20.07 $41,750 4.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $17.25 $17.06 $35,480 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 280 $18.83 $21.96 $45,670 7.6 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $11.85 $12.45 $25,890 3.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 180 $16.18 $17.46 $36,320 8.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 990 $11.68 $11.76 $24,460 1.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 370 $14.85 $15.46 $32,160 7.4 %
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 15,440 $15.56 $19.78 $41,150 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $20.30 $21.47 $44,660 5.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 270 $22.30 $24.00 $49,910 5.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 300 (4) (4) $65,470 2.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 950 $7.64 $7.85 $16,330 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $7.47 $9.60 $19,970 14.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,400 $14.12 $14.38 $29,910 4.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 730 $11.45 $12.05 $25,060 7.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $9.16 $9.21 $19,160 3.2 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 2,700 $17.33 $17.97 $37,380 3.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 3,350 $36.33 $35.49 $73,810 3.8 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 590 $28.42 $28.15 $58,560 6.2 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 100 $11.59 $11.70 $24,340 3.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 450 $18.96 $25.85 $53,780 11.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 120 $15.29 $15.96 $33,200 12.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $14.58 $15.16 $31,540 4.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $9.40 $9.58 $19,920 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,610 $10.17 $10.77 $22,390 2.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 320 $7.19 $8.01 $16,660 5.4 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 140 $18.49 $19.01 $39,530 9.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 $13.83 $14.06 $29,250 9.7 %

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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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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