Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH



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 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.

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 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH (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 111,720 $12.50 $16.16 $33,620 1.4 %
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 3,720 $30.83 $36.91 $76,780 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 340 $64.93 $72.58 $150,970 9.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,090 $31.67 $37.31 $77,610 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $34.18 $35.77 $74,400 6.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 100 $27.53 $31.13 $64,760 8.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $30.33 $29.17 $60,670 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $37.14 $40.01 $83,220 6.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $31.15 $39.37 $81,880 5.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $30.45 $32.85 $68,330 4.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $34.98 $35.81 $74,490 5.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $42.49 $43.54 $90,570 11.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $35.12 $34.47 $71,690 7.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $32.71 $35.36 $73,560 4.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $62,490 3.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $46.96 $47.96 $99,770 4.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $18.84 $19.19 $39,920 3.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $23.90 $25.87 $53,810 15.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $32.96 $39.26 $81,660 6.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $29.92 $29.08 $60,480 1.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $15.79 $16.53 $34,390 7.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $21.72 $22.70 $47,220 5.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $26.18 $29.71 $61,790 6.2 %
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 3,090 $21.60 $23.98 $49,880 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $17.63 $19.30 $40,150 4.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $21.95 $22.18 $46,140 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 330 $27.11 $26.98 $56,110 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $17.49 $17.84 $37,110 4.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $19.43 $21.92 $45,600 6.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $17.14 $18.69 $38,880 3.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $19.60 $23.61 $49,110 5.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $17.86 $19.82 $41,230 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 200 $22.94 $21.96 $45,690 9.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 130 $27.99 $29.13 $60,580 6.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 340 $25.21 $25.46 $52,960 6.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 740 $21.37 $23.99 $49,890 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $12.07 $18.28 $38,030 11.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $22.49 $38.23 $79,520 23.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $19.69 $24.66 $51,300 6.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $17.11 $19.21 $39,960 12.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $22.72 $23.55 $48,970 4.2 %
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 690 $21.86 $23.79 $49,480 4.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 $19.49 $20.11 $41,830 4.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $29.31 $29.70 $61,780 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $15.53 $16.31 $33,920 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $24.43 $28.92 $60,160 14.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $24.61 $25.38 $52,790 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $22.15 $23.53 $48,940 6.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $32.92 $31.15 $64,790 4.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,000 $27.32 $28.68 $59,650 3.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $21.31 $22.41 $46,600 7.1 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (8) $40.14 $43.65 $90,800 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $35.88 $36.70 $76,330 5.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $34.65 $33.87 $70,440 3.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $29.72 $30.75 $63,960 4.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $30.14 $29.31 $60,960 2.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 $34.09 $35.14 $73,090 5.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $38.38 $37.72 $78,460 5.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $20.78 $21.53 $44,790 7.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $16.57 $17.20 $35,770 2.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $25.69 $25.37 $52,770 3.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $17.25 $17.07 $35,510 6.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $14.04 $15.73 $32,720 7.2 %
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 630 $19.23 $22.39 $46,560 5.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $28.79 $28.65 $59,600 7.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $19.66 $20.09 $41,790 8.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $18.87 $23.03 $47,890 10.1 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 50 $18.40 $21.86 $45,470 2.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 110 $17.48 $19.13 $39,800 5.5 %
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 2,410 $13.42 $14.55 $30,260 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $17.87 $19.46 $40,480 10.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 260 $17.22 $18.28 $38,020 11.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 180 $15.04 $16.88 $35,100 6.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $15.76 $15.70 $32,660 6.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 670 $14.75 $15.30 $31,810 2.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $19.41 $19.85 $41,300 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 220 $12.09 $12.89 $26,820 6.5 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 $27.32 $24.92 $51,830 5.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $19.30 $19.85 $41,290 8.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 30 $16.15 $16.11 $33,510 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 630 $8.53 $8.89 $18,490 2.4 %
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 660 $20.71 $27.50 $57,210 5.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $37.35 $40.72 $84,700 5.2 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $21.49 $30.19 $62,800 10.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 270 $16.32 $17.56 $36,530 3.8 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 50 $20.37 $20.31 $42,250 3.0 %
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 6,650 $19.51 $19.82 $41,220 2.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $63,370 8.0 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $56,120 4.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $72,130 8.9 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $57,630 7.4 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $50,320 4.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $19.09 $19.69 $40,950 6.1 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $43,690 5.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $11.06 $12.09 $25,140 7.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $39,910 2.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,190 (4) (4) $44,100 1.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 690 (4) (4) $44,060 3.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,110 (4) (4) $44,080 2.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $48,980 3.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 (4) (4) $41,670 2.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 140 (4) (4) $42,100 3.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $45,060 2.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 240 (4) (4) $32,000 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $23.30 $23.59 $49,070 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $12.06 $12.05 $25,060 3.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 $24.82 $24.96 $51,920 3.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 890 (4) (4) $21,140 2.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 140 $10.41 $12.12 $25,200 4.1 %
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 840 $14.81 $17.02 $35,400 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.38 $10.63 $22,100 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $13.85 $14.44 $30,040 3.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $16.25 $15.12 $31,450 4.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $41,640 4.7 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $16.21 $16.77 $34,880 2.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $21.71 $23.32 $48,510 9.3 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $20.46 $20.81 $43,280 3.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $16.63 $15.86 $33,000 5.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $11.21 $11.90 $24,750 6.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 9,660 $23.39 $29.31 $60,960 3.7 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $34.14 $32.43 $67,450 7.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 $65.61 $63.31 $131,680 15.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $25.71 $25.82 $53,710 3.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $55.09 $53.41 $111,100 3.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 180 (5) $87.44 $181,880 10.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) $104.22 $216,770 20.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 310 (5) $81.77 $170,090 12.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 $36.83 $37.53 $78,070 5.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,880 $25.80 $27.50 $57,210 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $33.57 $34.11 $70,950 4.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $36.18 $38.39 $79,850 2.8 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $17.92 $19.33 $40,200 4.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 180 $22.09 $22.19 $46,150 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $26.86 $27.45 $57,090 2.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $24.30 $24.97 $51,940 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $16.94 $18.00 $37,430 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $23.22 $24.11 $50,150 4.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 $21.36 $22.94 $47,710 3.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $26.63 $27.62 $57,450 4.1 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $27.26 $27.36 $56,900 2.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 530 $22.01 $22.70 $47,220 4.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 370 $13.05 $14.51 $30,170 9.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 380 $10.76 $11.42 $23,750 3.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 140 $14.81 $15.13 $31,470 2.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,190 $15.00 $15.37 $31,960 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 350 $12.30 $14.06 $29,250 5.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $13.41 $15.28 $31,790 14.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 60 $17.84 $18.86 $39,220 5.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $28.09 $27.73 $57,680 2.7 %
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 4,650 $9.83 $10.68 $22,220 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 980 $8.09 $8.38 $17,430 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,570 $9.71 $9.98 $20,760 2.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $21.34 $21.15 $44,000 5.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 110 $21.64 $21.21 $44,110 2.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 60 $11.32 $15.83 $32,920 18.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $11.67 $12.48 $25,960 5.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 540 $10.96 $11.41 $23,730 2.9 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $13.45 $14.01 $29,140 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 250 $11.60 $11.74 $24,420 3.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 140 $8.65 $8.91 $18,530 2.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $10.10 $9.47 $19,700 4.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 410 $11.31 $12.22 $25,420 5.4 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,940 $11.65 $13.78 $28,650 5.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $24.63 $24.98 $51,950 2.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $13.92 $16.53 $34,390 7.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $13.63 $14.63 $30,430 5.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $12.20 $12.25 $25,470 3.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 310 $17.84 $18.32 $38,100 13.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $18.77 $23.87 $49,650 15.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 390 $17.31 $17.24 $35,860 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 710 $8.49 $9.11 $18,960 3.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $7.20 $7.35 $15,280 4.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $10.57 $13.67 $28,430 3.3 %
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 10,940 $7.63 $8.51 $17,690 1.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 860 $11.81 $12.80 $26,630 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 600 $7.39 $7.65 $15,920 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 680 $9.98 $10.24 $21,300 1.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 960 $8.26 $8.64 $17,970 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 50 $7.90 $8.44 $17,560 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 800 $7.50 $8.20 $17,060 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 440 $7.59 $8.12 $16,880 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,110 $7.33 $7.58 $15,770 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 290 $7.38 $7.90 $16,430 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,010 $7.52 $7.92 $16,460 1.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $9.76 $10.31 $21,440 4.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $7.26 $7.36 $15,310 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $7.59 $7.84 $16,300 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 430 $7.85 $8.05 $16,740 2.6 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 150 $7.75 $8.72 $18,130 7.6 %
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 3,250 $9.48 $10.33 $21,490 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $14.49 $14.84 $30,870 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $13.31 $14.05 $29,220 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,730 $9.62 $10.41 $21,640 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 810 $8.27 $8.94 $18,600 4.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $9.02 $9.46 $19,680 2.2 %
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 2,510 $7.82 $9.09 $18,910 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $12.28 $13.43 $27,930 5.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $7.15 $7.72 $16,050 11.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $7.15 $7.21 $15,000 4.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $7.48 $8.02 $16,680 5.9 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (8) $7.37 $8.07 $16,790 8.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 80 $9.93 $10.45 $21,730 7.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $11.32 $11.99 $24,940 9.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 500 $7.69 $8.28 $17,220 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 680 $7.56 $8.05 $16,740 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $7.66 $9.37 $19,480 5.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $10.12 $11.65 $24,230 8.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 110 $8.01 $8.58 $17,850 3.6 %
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 13,490 $8.72 $11.82 $24,590 2.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,300 $14.19 $15.96 $33,190 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $27.65 $34.86 $72,500 9.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,870 $7.39 $7.82 $16,270 1.2 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (8) $9.66 $10.34 $21,500 5.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 $7.51 $9.26 $19,260 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 110 $13.56 $13.48 $28,040 4.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,870 $8.32 $9.70 $20,170 1.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $13.04 $16.07 $33,430 8.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 250 $15.36 $16.74 $34,830 8.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $25.59 $39.52 $82,200 11.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $17.08 $19.42 $40,400 7.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $32.45 $35.62 $74,100 10.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 880 $18.76 $22.00 $45,770 4.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 100 $21.52 $23.25 $48,370 23.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $9.18 $9.76 $20,290 2.6 %
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 18,700 $11.49 $12.53 $26,070 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,000 $16.17 $17.71 $36,830 3.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $11.57 $11.51 $23,950 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,200 $11.94 $12.27 $25,510 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 760 $12.19 $12.51 $26,020 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,420 $12.75 $13.03 $27,110 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $14.35 $15.57 $32,390 4.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.66 $14.60 $30,370 4.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 550 $9.35 $9.61 $19,980 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $13.71 $13.41 $27,900 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,580 $10.16 $11.71 $24,360 4.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 150 $13.01 $13.80 $28,710 4.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 240 $10.25 $10.84 $22,540 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $7.41 $7.69 $15,990 2.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 340 $9.09 $9.78 $20,340 9.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 170 $8.99 $9.54 $19,850 2.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $13.04 $12.65 $26,320 7.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 180 $12.00 $11.64 $24,210 10.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $10.10 $11.75 $24,430 7.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $13.70 $14.13 $29,390 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 830 $9.63 $10.06 $20,930 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 160 $16.28 $16.20 $33,690 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $11.50 $11.60 $24,130 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $10.70 $12.32 $25,620 5.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $14.72 $14.36 $29,880 6.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $14.36 $14.81 $30,800 6.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.82 (c) $49,550 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 320 (c) $23.24 (c) $21.93 (c) $45,610 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 130 (c) $24.54 (c) $21.51 (c) $44,740 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 170 $18.13 $18.60 $38,690 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 300 $10.84 $12.12 $25,210 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,610 $9.36 $10.37 $21,560 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $12.43 $13.38 $27,830 5.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 680 $15.04 $15.89 $33,050 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 210 $13.62 $13.23 $27,510 3.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 490 $11.51 $11.69 $24,320 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,520 $11.37 $11.56 $24,050 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $14.70 $15.61 $32,460 6.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $10.21 $10.55 $21,950 3.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 110 $10.83 $11.33 $23,570 3.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $11.99 $12.72 $26,450 5.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $11.52 $11.87 $24,680 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,750 $10.73 $11.30 $23,500 1.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $11.51 $12.54 $26,080 4.4 %
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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (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 6,070 $19.90 $20.08 $41,760 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $26.63 $27.65 $57,510 4.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $25.76 $24.12 $50,170 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 740 $18.34 $20.11 $41,830 6.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 30 $16.09 $16.11 $33,510 9.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 820 $12.33 $14.67 $30,510 5.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 700 $22.24 $22.14 $46,050 4.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $17.43 $18.12 $37,690 7.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 890 $25.29 $23.86 $49,630 4.3 %
47-2121 Glaziers 70 $16.81 $16.40 $34,120 12.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $18.29 $18.03 $37,500 7.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $15.68 $16.81 $34,970 9.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 $20.19 $21.24 $44,190 4.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $10.71 $10.73 $22,310 1.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $20.99 $19.14 $39,820 13.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $26.41 $24.90 $51,800 6.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 $8.72 $9.71 $20,200 8.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $10.61 $11.82 $24,590 9.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 160 $12.42 $14.26 $29,670 15.1 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 60 $10.84 $13.06 $27,170 14.3 %
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 5,150 $15.37 $16.48 $34,280 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $19.43 $22.52 $46,850 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $16.33 $16.63 $34,580 9.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $22.12 $21.34 $44,380 7.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $15.08 $16.18 $33,650 5.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $9.15 $10.22 $21,250 5.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $16.36 $16.43 $34,180 7.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 580 $11.42 $12.86 $26,740 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 $14.93 $15.92 $33,110 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 $18.62 $19.04 $39,610 5.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $8.69 $9.75 $20,280 9.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $14.01 $15.91 $33,100 11.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $15.01 $15.80 $32,870 6.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $13.02 $13.67 $28,430 10.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 700 $21.83 $20.78 $43,230 4.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,260 $12.43 $13.28 $27,610 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $11.48 $12.55 $26,100 7.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 $21.06 $20.79 $43,240 3.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $26.74 $25.98 $54,050 5.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 $26.76 $26.00 $54,080 5.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 30 $13.88 $16.13 $33,550 8.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $8.77 $9.56 $19,880 8.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $10.78 $11.18 $23,260 3.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $13.04 $14.22 $29,580 3.7 %
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 7,390 $15.62 $16.09 $33,460 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 590 $25.81 $27.12 $56,410 3.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $13.18 $14.29 $29,710 7.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 240 $11.11 $11.61 $24,140 2.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 300 $8.86 $8.91 $18,540 3.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $9.06 $10.03 $20,850 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $11.55 $11.85 $24,640 5.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $17.25 $17.12 $35,620 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $14.43 $14.47 $30,090 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 390 $16.58 $16.30 $33,890 4.2 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 380 $17.78 $17.75 $36,920 4.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $19.03 $17.67 $36,760 6.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $15.32 $15.34 $31,910 6.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 690 $16.43 $16.60 $34,540 3.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.31 $15.77 $32,790 3.1 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.58 $14.14 $29,400 6.2 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $16.21 $15.69 $32,640 3.2 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 50 $17.69 $17.14 $35,650 2.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 $12.40 $12.84 $26,710 2.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.87 $9.41 $19,580 5.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $7.15 $7.49 $15,570 8.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $7.72 $8.59 $17,860 4.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $23.53 $23.03 $47,900 4.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 200 $16.98 $16.78 $34,890 4.0 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 30 $18.65 $19.77 $41,120 3.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 70 $18.96 $19.16 $39,850 7.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $17.04 $15.91 $33,090 15.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.51 $14.26 $29,660 7.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $13.58 $14.29 $29,720 4.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $9.12 $10.16 $21,130 10.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.93 $14.31 $29,760 3.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $11.96 $12.49 $25,990 9.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (8) $11.35 $12.09 $25,150 6.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 310 $16.95 $17.42 $36,230 4.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 70 $11.74 $15.02 $31,240 14.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $9.51 $11.85 $24,640 11.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $18.20 $17.95 $37,330 6.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $9.01 $9.18 $19,100 2.1 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 90 $12.55 $12.48 $25,950 2.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 300 $10.70 $12.08 $25,130 5.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 100 $17.33 $16.92 $35,200 4.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,250 $11.28 $13.09 $27,240 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $21.75 $22.39 $46,570 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 220 $23.68 $24.39 $50,730 3.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 150 $12.18 $11.93 $24,820 6.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 340 $11.99 $12.80 $26,620 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 620 $7.73 $9.91 $20,610 7.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,610 $14.67 $15.69 $32,630 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,050 $10.40 $12.18 $25,330 8.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $8.11 $8.34 $17,340 3.7 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 70 $18.00 $18.20 $37,850 3.6 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 80 $33.61 $33.63 $69,960 3.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $7.52 $7.85 $16,330 3.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 210 $17.83 $18.06 $37,560 2.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $17.62 $18.21 $37,890 11.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 340 $12.59 $13.16 $27,370 5.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $9.74 $10.66 $22,160 3.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,030 $9.16 $9.87 $20,530 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $17.28 $15.91 $33,090 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 300 $7.54 $8.05 $16,750 2.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $9.33 $10.01 $20,830 3.9 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 180 $14.75 $15.63 $32,510 5.2 %

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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