Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area



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 the Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area.

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 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (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 133,750 $12.11 $14.85 $30,880 1.1 %
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 4,250 $31.65 $36.56 $76,050 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 250 $59.33 $64.25 $133,640 7.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,300 $37.11 $43.77 $91,050 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 180 (4) (4) $27,640 4.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $26.27 $31.18 $64,860 6.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 $37.79 $44.65 $92,870 8.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $21.69 $25.16 $52,330 14.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $32.41 $34.47 $71,690 7.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 250 $31.65 $37.44 $77,870 5.0 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $31.45 $31.66 $65,860 2.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 210 $35.53 $36.94 $76,840 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $30.50 $34.57 $71,910 4.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $31.87 $35.97 $74,810 17.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 260 $25.81 $28.02 $58,280 5.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $17.10 $19.67 $40,910 7.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 280 (4) (4) $71,180 1.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $35.59 $36.81 $76,570 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $43.28 $45.53 $94,710 6.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $20.85 $21.74 $45,220 4.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $33.45 $35.19 $73,200 3.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $28.73 $28.63 $59,550 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 190 $16.36 $15.98 $33,230 8.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $18.11 $19.42 $40,400 5.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other (8) $42.76 $38.33 $79,730 3.0 %
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 2,510 $20.18 $22.30 $46,390 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $19.20 $20.77 $43,210 7.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 290 $17.39 $18.62 $38,730 5.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $29.37 $29.50 $61,350 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 $20.17 $19.89 $41,370 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $23.46 $25.10 $52,210 6.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $17.14 $17.97 $37,380 3.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $17.98 $20.00 $41,600 4.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $19.18 $20.59 $42,830 2.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other (8) $19.33 $21.71 $45,150 3.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $29.33 $30.38 $63,190 4.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 280 $20.57 $21.27 $44,250 1.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 330 $23.75 $27.44 $57,070 11.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (8) $28.99 $29.15 $60,630 2.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 350 $18.13 $21.21 $44,110 8.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $15.47 $18.05 $37,540 4.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 70 $11.85 $12.53 $26,050 18.6 %
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 570 $20.83 $23.07 $47,980 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $16.18 $19.70 $40,980 6.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $16.42 $18.12 $37,680 4.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $26.73 $25.08 $52,170 4.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $24.20 $24.56 $51,080 6.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $27.18 $27.79 $57,810 3.5 %
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 1,290 $25.88 $26.98 $56,120 2.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $25.85 $24.93 $51,850 4.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 $35.33 $35.86 $74,590 7.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $33.18 $34.07 $70,870 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $32.21 $33.05 $68,730 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $28.25 $28.97 $60,250 5.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (8) $31.33 $40.52 $84,290 17.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 80 $20.26 $23.04 $47,930 7.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $19.15 $20.04 $41,690 8.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $16.06 $16.42 $34,140 4.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $16.60 $18.41 $38,300 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $24.57 $24.06 $50,050 2.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 100 $18.41 $18.86 $39,220 2.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 60 $14.94 $16.92 $35,180 13.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $14.93 $16.59 $34,500 5.7 %
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 460 $22.88 $23.21 $48,270 4.1 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (8) $31.31 $30.67 $63,790 2.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $28.71 $28.35 $58,970 2.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $25.90 $27.33 $56,850 7.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $25.53 $25.78 $53,620 3.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 $16.11 $15.26 $31,730 2.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $19.45 $19.09 $39,710 1.6 %
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 2,190 $16.15 $18.04 $37,510 1.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $16.69 $17.37 $36,140 7.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 $23.44 $23.53 $48,940 2.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $18.53 $19.63 $40,840 8.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $14.98 $15.41 $32,040 2.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $16.28 $16.68 $34,700 2.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $14.41 $14.73 $30,630 7.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (8) $15.55 $15.77 $32,800 4.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $11.92 $12.31 $25,590 4.6 %
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 (8) $17.52 $20.88 $43,430 11.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $16.47 $21.15 $44,000 18.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 120 $18.02 $18.40 $38,270 3.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $21.52 $22.23 $46,230 6.1 %
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 9,550 $18.87 $18.28 $38,020 2.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $58,040 1.9 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $52,870 2.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,540 3.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $51,710 2.2 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $85,990 7.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $61,460 2.3 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $46,300 2.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $43,150 4.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $47,020 2.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $23.87 $23.35 $48,560 4.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 240 $10.16 $11.27 $23,450 14.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $41,230 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,150 (4) (4) $43,560 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 980 (4) (4) $39,710 2.3 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $45,350 2.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,280 (4) (4) $43,430 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $45,150 1.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 260 (4) (4) $44,720 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 190 (4) (4) $44,430 4.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $44,170 1.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 130 $13.41 $13.63 $28,350 9.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $13.93 $14.16 $29,450 8.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $22.07 $22.61 $47,020 2.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $26.89 $27.06 $56,290 3.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,070 (4) (4) $15,630 2.2 %
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 790 $13.83 $15.51 $32,250 3.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $8.50 $8.47 $17,630 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $12.08 $14.19 $29,510 10.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $48,480 2.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 90 $9.96 $11.73 $24,410 10.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $13.65 $14.96 $31,120 8.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $17.24 $18.71 $38,920 5.1 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $14.61 $15.89 $33,040 8.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $15.58 $15.22 $31,670 4.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $7.73 $9.88 $20,540 8.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $12.77 $12.36 $25,710 5.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 8,060 $20.71 $25.17 $52,350 2.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 $71.08 $74.99 $155,970 19.7 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $31.29 $41.09 $85,470 20.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $48.05 $49.92 $103,820 6.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 190 (5) $85.82 $178,510 11.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $14.25 $16.59 $34,510 15.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,240 $24.73 $26.47 $55,050 2.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $27.45 $28.02 $58,280 5.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $32.07 $33.31 $69,280 4.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $16.10 $17.02 $35,410 2.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $19.72 $21.19 $44,080 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $25.94 $26.28 $54,670 5.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $30.00 $32.81 $68,240 9.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 190 $20.69 $21.24 $44,170 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 $13.03 $13.83 $28,770 1.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $21.43 $21.67 $45,070 8.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 $18.32 $18.16 $37,780 3.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $25.23 $27.78 $57,780 4.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $19.47 $20.42 $42,460 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 260 $13.03 $13.70 $28,490 2.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 300 $11.66 $12.70 $26,410 7.7 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 50 $15.80 $14.93 $31,060 7.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,360 $15.01 $15.28 $31,790 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 300 $11.88 $12.93 $26,890 4.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $12.23 $12.66 $26,340 5.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $28.28 $27.34 $56,860 3.1 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,640 $9.18 $9.77 $20,320 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 170 $8.22 $8.21 $17,080 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,570 $8.88 $8.93 $18,570 1.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $20.14 $20.63 $42,910 5.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $9.58 $9.50 $19,770 2.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $14.36 $14.16 $29,450 9.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 240 $11.42 $11.70 $24,340 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $12.45 $12.64 $26,280 1.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $7.22 $7.46 $15,520 4.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $11.34 $10.83 $22,530 12.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $9.98 $9.85 $20,480 1.8 %
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 3,650 $12.52 $13.64 $28,380 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 150 $22.02 $23.10 $48,050 2.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 80 $17.31 $18.34 $38,160 4.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $26.32 $31.39 $65,290 6.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $13.87 $14.29 $29,730 5.6 %
33-3011 Bailiffs (8) $8.97 $9.14 $19,020 3.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 440 $10.75 $10.56 $21,960 2.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (8) $18.09 $18.29 $38,040 2.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,230 $13.29 $13.38 $27,820 2.0 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $11.33 $11.29 $23,480 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 740 $9.53 $10.43 $21,700 2.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $7.48 $10.59 $22,020 8.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $7.02 $7.08 $14,720 5.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $14.76 $16.69 $34,710 5.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,180 $7.68 $8.23 $17,110 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 850 $12.29 $12.88 $26,780 2.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,270 $8.15 $8.24 $17,150 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 900 $8.11 $8.14 $16,940 1.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 700 $8.59 $8.67 $18,040 3.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.64 $8.62 $17,930 7.2 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 40 $8.73 $8.63 $17,950 3.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,010 $7.71 $7.80 $16,220 1.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 $7.52 $7.75 $16,130 4.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 940 $7.02 $7.09 $14,750 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,060 $7.47 $7.63 $15,880 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,140 $7.01 $7.20 $14,980 3.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 270 $7.03 $7.15 $14,870 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $7.31 $9.05 $18,820 14.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 400 $7.29 $7.38 $15,340 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $7.22 $7.27 $15,120 3.6 %
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 3,830 $8.71 $9.20 $19,130 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $12.95 $13.53 $28,150 4.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $17.43 $18.81 $39,130 2.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,080 $8.51 $8.70 $18,100 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 690 $7.44 $7.79 $16,210 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $11.94 $12.32 $25,620 9.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $9.33 $9.56 $19,890 2.2 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 250 $9.45 $10.33 $21,480 10.6 %
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 1,560 $8.71 $9.45 $19,660 3.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $9.12 $9.33 $19,410 4.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $13.62 $13.81 $28,720 10.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $10.76 $10.62 $22,090 8.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 610 $7.53 $8.22 $17,090 6.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $13.49 $12.98 $27,010 4.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $9.51 $10.27 $21,360 2.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $11.47 $11.93 $24,820 5.6 %
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 13,670 $9.35 $12.03 $25,010 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,870 $14.25 $15.73 $32,720 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $26.89 $30.47 $63,370 12.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,230 $7.76 $8.16 $16,980 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 $9.20 $10.83 $22,530 9.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $11.78 $12.50 $26,010 5.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,360 $9.56 $11.32 $23,540 5.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $14.45 $15.98 $33,240 8.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $22.77 $21.67 $45,070 12.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $30.42 $31.82 $66,180 3.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 940 $20.95 $25.01 $52,010 5.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $12.32 $15.37 $31,980 17.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 40 $7.50 $8.71 $18,110 6.8 %
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 19,360 $11.54 $12.71 $26,440 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,380 $19.61 $20.36 $42,360 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $8.88 $8.97 $18,660 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $12.46 $13.46 $28,000 5.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 420 $11.98 $12.32 $25,630 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,160 $13.81 $14.38 $29,920 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $15.43 $15.55 $32,340 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $15.76 $15.36 $31,940 4.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 850 $10.73 $10.90 $22,670 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 310 $11.44 $11.62 $24,180 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,150 $11.63 $12.36 $25,710 2.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) $11.50 $12.23 $25,430 5.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $8.55 $8.63 $17,960 2.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $8.96 $8.97 $18,660 5.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 310 $10.42 $10.62 $22,080 1.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $10.62 $10.83 $22,520 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $10.19 $11.11 $23,120 8.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $12.30 $12.32 $25,630 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $13.66 $13.97 $29,060 11.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $15.16 $15.18 $31,570 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 900 $9.67 $9.75 $20,280 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 70 $14.16 $14.88 $30,950 5.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $8.48 $8.47 $17,630 5.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 220 $10.13 $10.32 $21,460 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $12.73 $13.71 $28,510 3.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $10.73 $10.83 $22,530 5.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.72 (c) $49,340 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 450 (c) $21.62 (c) $21.54 (c) $44,800 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 (c) $16.80 (c) $16.95 (c) $35,260 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $15.90 $17.50 $36,400 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 850 $10.99 $11.32 $23,550 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,140 $9.11 $9.48 $19,730 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 120 $10.47 $12.32 $25,630 8.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 470 $16.58 $16.74 $34,820 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 140 $15.22 $15.01 $31,210 6.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 50 $12.41 $12.23 $25,440 5.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,730 $11.74 $11.91 $24,760 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $11.06 $11.53 $23,970 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $10.18 $10.57 $21,980 2.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $14.48 $14.11 $29,360 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $13.98 $13.81 $28,730 12.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,530 $8.88 $9.46 $19,680 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $9.18 $9.80 $20,390 3.2 %
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 1,200 $11.80 $13.26 $27,570 5.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) $20.32 $20.27 $42,150 6.2 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 160 $20.66 $19.40 $40,360 3.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 60 $8.16 $8.64 $17,980 8.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $8.65 $8.46 $17,590 4.0 %
45-4021 Fallers 150 $11.46 $12.27 $25,530 10.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 570 $11.67 $12.72 $26,460 7.5 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 (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 8,270 $13.93 $15.21 $31,640 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 830 $24.09 $24.46 $50,890 2.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $18.95 $20.37 $42,360 10.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 930 $12.90 $13.83 $28,770 3.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $13.83 $13.72 $28,540 2.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,020 $10.88 $11.20 $23,300 2.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $12.83 $12.85 $26,720 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 710 $13.57 $13.95 $29,010 4.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 30 $11.37 $11.90 $24,750 10.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 520 $18.87 $20.81 $43,280 6.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 190 $13.25 $13.97 $29,050 5.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $11.43 $11.56 $24,040 2.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 550 $15.62 $15.66 $32,580 3.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $12.27 $13.52 $28,120 7.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $12.42 $13.45 $27,980 7.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $13.91 $14.68 $30,530 7.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 190 $10.86 $11.21 $23,310 4.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 150 $13.87 $13.29 $27,630 3.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.77 $11.82 $24,590 8.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (8) $17.83 $18.79 $39,090 4.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 410 $11.01 $11.16 $23,220 2.6 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 120 $9.60 $9.91 $20,610 17.8 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 270 $16.45 $17.33 $36,050 5.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 120 $16.88 $17.31 $36,010 2.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 420 $17.90 $18.16 $37,760 8.5 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 450 $13.58 $13.70 $28,490 2.2 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 280 $11.34 $11.28 $23,460 4.2 %
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 5,870 $15.03 $16.32 $33,940 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $24.07 $25.25 $52,520 3.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $13.86 $15.80 $32,860 19.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $29.61 $28.81 $59,930 6.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 260 $16.43 $16.65 $34,630 7.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 $22.87 $23.37 $48,620 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $17.70 $18.10 $37,640 10.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $12.16 $14.09 $29,300 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $14.27 $14.92 $31,040 4.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $16.71 $16.24 $33,780 5.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) $19.33 $18.67 $38,830 4.9 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 90 $12.22 $13.30 $27,660 7.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $11.12 $12.46 $25,920 8.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 240 $11.56 $11.78 $24,500 5.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $17.33 $17.82 $37,070 4.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $13.14 $13.69 $28,470 4.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $15.08 $15.02 $31,230 3.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 340 $16.72 $17.28 $35,940 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,470 $12.20 $12.86 $26,740 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 240 $15.91 $15.49 $32,220 2.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 160 $17.38 $17.14 $35,660 3.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 260 $23.96 $23.19 $48,240 4.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 180 $24.24 $22.84 $47,500 10.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $10.86 $11.16 $23,200 3.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $11.57 $14.52 $30,200 13.9 %
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 20,780 $11.73 $12.59 $26,180 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,200 $20.45 $21.54 $44,800 1.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 270 $15.54 $15.89 $33,050 2.9 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (8) $11.86 $12.05 $25,070 3.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 190 $13.90 $13.62 $28,330 2.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,440 $11.69 $12.09 $25,150 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $9.33 $9.31 $19,370 2.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $12.35 $12.82 $26,670 2.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 3,960 $10.28 $10.19 $21,200 2.1 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (8) $9.30 $9.72 $20,210 3.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $13.72 $13.96 $29,030 4.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $14.10 $14.06 $29,250 2.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $13.60 $13.96 $29,040 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $13.50 $12.99 $27,020 2.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $14.13 $14.12 $29,380 2.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 300 $14.47 $14.13 $29,380 5.4 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.68 $15.12 $31,460 3.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $13.62 $13.33 $27,720 3.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.72 $13.72 $28,540 3.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 30 $18.33 $18.79 $39,080 2.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 820 $15.13 $15.59 $32,430 2.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.57 $13.59 $28,270 5.3 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.52 $13.67 $28,430 5.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 120 $11.57 $11.73 $24,390 3.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $12.93 $12.45 $25,900 5.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 290 $7.74 $8.02 $16,670 2.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $7.79 $8.22 $17,100 10.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 330 $9.56 $10.00 $20,790 3.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $10.04 $9.70 $20,180 7.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 380 $12.62 $12.43 $25,860 2.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 420 $11.75 $11.60 $24,130 3.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $14.59 $15.92 $33,100 11.3 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $22.40 $22.47 $46,750 4.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $10.56 $10.73 $22,320 4.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $14.51 $14.58 $30,330 3.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $14.12 $14.08 $29,280 2.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $14.76 $14.91 $31,010 2.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 650 $13.32 $14.07 $29,260 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.93 $11.96 $24,870 5.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $14.53 $14.74 $30,660 2.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $17.69 $18.28 $38,010 15.8 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $13.63 $13.30 $27,650 2.9 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 310 $10.26 $10.42 $21,680 2.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $14.04 $13.86 $28,820 5.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,440 $11.18 $11.23 $23,350 2.4 %
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 11,330 $11.33 $12.60 $26,200 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $15.49 $17.33 $36,040 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $19.17 $24.25 $50,430 11.8 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 150 $12.56 $12.27 $25,520 3.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $10.16 $11.54 $24,010 15.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 710 $6.96 $7.07 $14,710 2.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 470 $11.64 $11.99 $24,930 7.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,660 $15.13 $17.39 $36,180 6.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 920 $11.42 $11.81 $24,560 4.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $8.68 $9.01 $18,750 7.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $9.09 $9.45 $19,650 4.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $15.81 $16.64 $34,610 6.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $13.25 $12.90 $26,820 4.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 790 $12.53 $12.49 $25,990 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $9.78 $9.94 $20,670 2.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,740 $9.01 $9.42 $19,600 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 570 $11.64 $11.63 $24,200 2.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 890 $8.88 $9.46 $19,670 3.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $10.49 $10.60 $22,050 2.9 %

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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