Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, 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 Lafayette, 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 Lafayette, 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 146,700 $13.85 $17.13 $35,620 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 6,440 $32.56 $39.19 $81,510 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 $79.91 $80.10 $166,620 7.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,940 $36.48 $45.17 $93,940 2.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $20,300 12.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $28.65 $31.33 $65,160 11.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $31.19 $38.38 $79,830 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 520 $31.93 $35.97 $74,810 3.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $26.41 $27.17 $56,510 5.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $33.00 $34.80 $72,380 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 350 $32.27 $38.70 $80,500 5.5 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 $20.12 $23.05 $47,940 3.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $28.73 $28.64 $59,570 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $42.00 $50.63 $105,310 15.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $25.35 $27.37 $56,940 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $35.45 $34.44 $71,630 3.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $26.89 $28.86 $60,030 4.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $46.97 $49.61 $103,200 6.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 120 $23.27 $23.42 $48,720 5.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $15.46 $17.19 $35,760 9.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $35.12 $34.99 $72,790 2.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 170 $19.05 $24.19 $50,320 14.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $23.50 $23.79 $49,490 3.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 510 $31.47 $35.78 $74,430 10.1 %
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 3,980 $23.41 $25.79 $53,650 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $16.32 $18.98 $39,470 5.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 320 $22.33 $23.10 $48,050 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $28.42 $28.05 $58,350 6.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 230 $20.28 $22.24 $46,270 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $25.53 $26.80 $55,740 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $21.54 $20.87 $43,420 5.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $19.13 $19.73 $41,030 2.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $26.36 $26.41 $54,940 6.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 120 $22.64 $23.99 $49,910 3.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $25.71 $25.68 $53,420 8.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $27.80 $32.46 $67,520 11.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 950 $24.75 $28.08 $58,400 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 840 $24.91 $26.30 $54,700 3.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $22.16 $35.75 $74,370 22.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $23.74 $24.47 $50,890 5.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $22.98 $24.07 $50,060 5.2 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $10.22 $11.33 $23,570 12.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $17.94 $20.60 $42,840 14.0 %
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 1,260 $21.89 $23.60 $49,080 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $22.83 $23.82 $49,550 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $24.36 $25.57 $53,180 5.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 550 $17.77 $19.65 $40,870 4.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $26.64 $27.71 $57,630 3.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $23.10 $24.39 $50,730 6.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $26.29 $26.98 $56,120 4.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $26.88 $26.47 $55,050 2.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 (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 3,130 $26.74 $29.65 $61,670 5.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 $27.97 $30.71 $63,890 9.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 200 $22.22 $22.01 $45,780 5.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 240 $40.48 $42.83 $89,080 5.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 140 $33.71 $34.07 $70,870 8.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $24.62 $27.70 $57,610 7.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $33.54 $33.46 $69,600 6.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 110 $18.43 $20.40 $42,430 8.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $45.46 $44.80 $93,180 10.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 320 $33.83 $34.95 $72,700 1.8 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 340 $44.94 $46.97 $97,700 8.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 240 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $17.36 $18.86 $39,230 3.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $19.68 $20.57 $42,780 3.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 140 $18.05 $17.98 $37,390 4.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 160 $17.40 $18.12 $37,700 5.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $19.08 $19.88 $41,360 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 200 $20.60 $21.49 $44,700 5.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $29.50 $28.63 $59,540 5.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $21.61 $21.92 $45,580 4.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 360 $16.65 $19.05 $39,620 6.0 %
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 1,190 $22.60 $23.89 $49,690 3.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $23.00 $24.93 $51,840 8.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $22.31 $23.69 $49,270 5.3 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 100 $30.50 $33.23 $69,110 4.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $19.58 $24.49 $50,950 13.0 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 30 $24.30 $24.08 $50,080 5.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $22.34 $22.09 $45,940 7.9 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 350 $20.46 $21.95 $45,650 9.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 190 $14.33 $16.24 $33,790 14.5 %
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 1,450 $19.12 $19.70 $40,970 3.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $13.86 $14.27 $29,690 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $23.23 $23.92 $49,750 2.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $25.55 $26.30 $54,700 9.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 170 $21.50 $21.75 $45,230 1.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 150 $21.62 $22.26 $46,310 6.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $20.15 $22.66 $47,130 11.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $21.37 $21.66 $45,050 3.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 110 $16.90 $17.21 $35,800 4.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 270 $14.15 $14.94 $31,060 11.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 160 $14.42 $15.58 $32,400 9.6 %
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 1,260 $23.33 $33.28 $69,230 10.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 630 $40.21 $49.71 $103,400 9.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 430 $16.69 $17.82 $37,070 5.9 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 60 $14.84 $14.82 $30,830 7.3 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (8) $15.83 $14.77 $30,730 13.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $8.89 $10.98 $22,830 25.5 %
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 5,870 $19.55 $18.12 $37,680 3.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $25.25 $25.90 $53,860 2.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 510 $8.24 $8.66 $18,000 4.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $41,950 4.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 580 (4) (4) $44,710 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $37,200 10.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 210 $20.59 $19.64 $40,850 3.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 480 (4) (4) $42,870 6.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $22.88 $22.81 $47,450 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $13.85 $15.51 $32,260 10.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 210 $20.63 $20.80 $43,250 2.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 860 (4) (4) $16,870 3.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,030 $14.54 $16.99 $35,340 4.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $11.55 $11.15 $23,190 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $15.57 $17.17 $35,720 7.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 80 $17.19 $16.55 $34,430 4.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $12.17 $15.47 $32,190 8.7 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other (8) $27.82 $27.43 $57,050 11.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $12.30 $12.74 $26,510 3.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $14.53 $15.32 $31,880 9.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $14.89 $14.91 $31,010 5.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $18.84 $20.40 $42,430 3.1 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 $9.31 $9.82 $20,430 3.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $12.53 $13.04 $27,120 7.0 %
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 8,760 $22.32 $29.64 $61,650 6.0 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $22.97 $23.94 $49,800 2.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 320 $46.95 $48.74 $101,380 7.8 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 50 (5) $104.86 $218,110 19.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 520 (5) $89.33 $185,800 9.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $16.82 $19.14 $39,810 17.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,850 $26.91 $30.57 $63,580 5.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $35.13 $35.11 $73,020 3.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $36.46 $36.62 $76,170 3.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $23.58 $23.85 $49,610 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $24.44 $25.07 $52,150 7.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $33.66 $35.47 $73,770 7.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 200 $21.99 $20.28 $42,170 12.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 230 $16.70 $17.67 $36,760 4.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 40 $21.99 $22.23 $46,240 11.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $19.78 $20.01 $41,620 3.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $28.02 $27.64 $57,490 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $21.07 $21.73 $45,200 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 330 $11.52 $11.86 $24,670 3.3 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 50 $19.54 $20.12 $41,840 3.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $15.82 $16.91 $35,170 4.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 200 $10.15 $10.52 $21,870 5.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,300 $17.17 $17.85 $37,130 3.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $13.65 $15.11 $31,420 3.5 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 100 $14.09 $14.67 $30,520 2.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $24.41 $25.34 $52,720 6.8 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 70 $18.20 $20.36 $42,340 7.0 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 80 (4) (4) $41,920 11.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 $22.24 $21.74 $45,220 2.3 %
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 4,070 $9.00 $9.58 $19,920 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,390 $8.05 $8.65 $18,000 7.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,530 $8.45 $8.83 $18,370 2.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $11.31 $14.87 $30,930 18.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 120 $9.12 $9.16 $19,040 3.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $13.03 $14.10 $29,330 8.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 300 $12.10 $12.12 $25,200 6.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 $11.03 $12.00 $24,950 6.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.38 $12.21 $25,410 5.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $8.88 $9.10 $18,930 3.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $11.57 $11.61 $24,150 3.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 150 $10.05 $10.64 $22,140 2.9 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,060 $14.16 $15.09 $31,390 5.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 120 $27.64 $27.78 $57,780 3.1 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $17.81 $18.85 $39,210 4.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 320 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 410 $18.43 $18.31 $38,090 2.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 40 $18.67 $18.64 $38,770 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 650 $8.39 $9.34 $19,420 3.6 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $8.65 $9.69 $20,150 12.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $7.31 $7.78 $16,180 4.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $12.23 $13.34 $27,750 10.3 %
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 12,600 $7.43 $8.32 $17,310 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 150 $13.64 $15.06 $31,320 5.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 980 $13.17 $13.51 $28,100 2.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 650 $6.93 $6.96 $14,470 3.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 640 $7.87 $8.50 $17,680 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 840 $9.18 $9.49 $19,730 1.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 260 $9.35 $9.30 $19,330 5.5 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $10.56 $10.20 $21,210 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,590 $7.02 $7.17 $14,900 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 660 $7.04 $7.66 $15,930 4.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 760 $7.18 $7.33 $15,250 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 620 $6.93 $7.09 $14,750 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,780 $7.37 $7.95 $16,530 2.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $8.71 $8.58 $17,850 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 440 $7.27 $7.63 $15,870 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 480 $7.25 $7.44 $15,480 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 410 $7.36 $7.56 $15,720 1.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,340 $8.50 $9.46 $19,670 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $13.10 $13.33 $27,720 4.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) $19.29 $21.68 $45,100 6.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,770 $8.37 $8.99 $18,700 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $7.38 $7.48 $15,560 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $12.72 $14.63 $30,420 11.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 390 $10.13 $10.97 $22,820 3.9 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $9.56 $9.58 $19,920 3.7 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $10.73 $11.50 $23,910 3.6 %
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 2,910 $8.34 $9.31 $19,370 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 180 $14.67 $14.37 $29,890 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $7.58 $7.87 $16,370 2.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 100 $7.24 $7.47 $15,530 5.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $7.16 $7.87 $16,360 9.5 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 110 $10.07 $9.58 $19,930 3.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 350 $9.17 $9.70 $20,180 6.4 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $8.37 $9.32 $19,380 10.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $13.77 $11.99 $24,940 10.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 350 $7.34 $7.72 $16,060 3.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 920 $8.27 $8.01 $16,660 5.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $22.07 $18.89 $39,290 7.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $7.36 $8.38 $17,430 6.3 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 180 $7.98 $8.39 $17,460 6.0 %
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 16,460 $10.49 $14.73 $30,630 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,620 $14.59 $16.02 $33,320 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $25.52 $24.99 $51,980 5.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,900 $7.25 $7.59 $15,790 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 660 $9.62 $10.96 $22,790 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $14.23 $14.95 $31,090 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,450 $9.40 $12.08 $25,130 5.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 140 $19.10 $22.66 $47,140 6.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 410 $19.33 $22.76 $47,350 13.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 250 $17.66 $21.67 $45,080 7.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 550 $29.71 $35.89 $74,640 12.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,050 $23.21 $26.99 $56,130 4.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $29.36 $27.49 $57,180 10.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers 560 $10.88 $10.83 $22,520 4.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $15.74 $18.77 $39,040 12.3 %
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 26,340 $12.28 $13.12 $27,290 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,840 $17.39 $18.59 $38,670 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 330 $10.49 $10.79 $22,450 5.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $11.82 $11.84 $24,630 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 480 $13.36 $13.13 $27,310 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,610 $14.52 $14.95 $31,100 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 $14.82 $15.12 $31,460 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.47 $15.77 $32,810 3.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 810 $9.75 $10.22 $21,250 4.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,830 $12.38 $12.67 $26,350 1.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 60 $18.16 $18.33 $38,120 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 280 $8.31 $8.84 $18,390 4.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $8.02 $8.62 $17,920 5.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $13.31 $13.46 $28,000 3.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $12.46 $12.38 $25,760 5.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 $12.81 $12.97 $26,980 5.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $14.57 $15.11 $31,430 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,830 $9.81 $10.02 $20,850 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 210 $12.75 $13.48 $28,030 3.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 180 $7.93 $8.66 $18,010 4.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $12.36 $13.45 $27,980 4.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 750 $19.55 $18.32 $38,110 4.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $13.13 $13.78 $28,660 7.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.46 (c) $50,880 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 (c) $23.59 (c) $22.34 (c) $46,470 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.48 (c) $46,760 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $17.71 $18.13 $37,710 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 620 $11.73 $12.66 $26,320 4.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,510 $8.69 $9.74 $20,250 2.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $12.97 $12.52 $26,030 9.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,360 $15.02 $15.50 $32,250 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 390 $15.65 $16.41 $34,140 3.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 150 $10.63 $11.60 $24,120 13.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,060 $11.76 $12.01 $24,990 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $14.50 $15.12 $31,440 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 380 $10.49 $10.98 $22,840 3.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $10.03 $10.21 $21,240 5.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $11.47 $12.27 $25,530 13.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $9.11 $9.74 $20,250 4.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,070 $9.68 $10.46 $21,760 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $14.06 $14.54 $30,250 6.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 80 $13.43 $13.56 $28,200 4.3 %
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 200 $10.53 $11.72 $24,380 8.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $10.57 $10.13 $21,080 12.9 %
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 9,590 $15.97 $17.78 $36,970 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 760 $27.07 $28.44 $59,150 3.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $17.02 $17.24 $35,860 4.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 610 $14.75 $15.37 $31,970 4.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $14.54 $15.76 $32,770 5.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 700 $12.13 $12.46 $25,910 2.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.83 $16.33 $33,960 13.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 640 $15.07 $16.07 $33,440 5.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $18.95 $20.05 $41,710 4.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 750 $16.88 $17.86 $37,140 2.5 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $11.39 $11.80 $24,550 8.3 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 40 $14.14 $15.32 $31,860 10.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 320 $15.26 $15.38 $31,990 4.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 490 $17.65 $18.04 $37,530 5.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $14.33 $14.84 $30,860 1.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $10.70 $10.48 $21,800 3.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $10.66 $10.21 $21,240 4.3 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 60 $11.46 $10.94 $22,760 12.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $21.41 $21.87 $45,480 6.8 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 230 $19.76 $19.53 $40,630 4.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 400 $26.01 $25.89 $53,860 6.1 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 1,550 $16.02 $18.17 $37,790 3.5 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 150 $18.90 $19.18 $39,890 11.5 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 790 $15.61 $16.64 $34,620 3.4 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 350 $13.57 $14.93 $31,060 5.5 %
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 10,370 $17.18 $18.26 $37,990 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 830 $24.08 $25.16 $52,330 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $13.18 $14.43 $30,020 22.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $20.05 $20.48 $42,600 6.2 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 170 $19.53 $21.12 $43,930 4.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $21.35 $21.56 $44,850 13.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 30 $9.59 $10.11 $21,020 10.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $16.95 $16.73 $34,790 3.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 470 $25.75 $24.39 $50,720 4.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $16.91 $18.17 $37,790 5.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 670 $15.81 $18.41 $38,290 7.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $17.52 $17.29 $35,960 2.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 310 $18.35 $19.52 $40,610 5.4 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) $16.22 $17.38 $36,150 13.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 170 $10.20 $10.62 $22,090 7.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $26.46 $24.79 $51,560 12.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $12.39 $13.27 $27,610 4.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $12.74 $11.58 $24,080 8.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,130 $17.42 $19.01 $39,540 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,940 $16.69 $17.39 $36,160 2.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 340 $17.96 $18.34 $38,150 5.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 340 $17.38 $17.15 $35,670 3.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $14.75 $14.73 $30,630 9.7 %
49-9096 Riggers (8) $19.52 $20.42 $42,470 4.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 600 $11.38 $11.66 $24,240 3.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 370 $14.82 $16.01 $33,310 3.9 %
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 10,070 $15.13 $16.79 $34,910 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 940 $24.91 $26.37 $54,860 2.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 340 $12.75 $12.99 $27,010 4.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $9.95 $10.20 $21,210 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 270 $11.29 $11.37 $23,650 4.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 160 $12.23 $10.98 $22,840 11.3 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $7.29 $7.84 $16,320 9.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $18.94 $18.93 $39,370 3.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $13.08 $14.13 $29,390 6.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.77 $13.70 $28,490 4.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $15.70 $15.90 $33,080 12.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,200 $17.31 $17.54 $36,480 2.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,040 $17.56 $18.40 $38,280 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $12.50 $12.27 $25,530 6.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 240 $7.79 $8.04 $16,730 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $8.57 $8.68 $18,040 6.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 40 $9.59 $9.21 $19,160 6.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $12.85 $12.71 $26,430 5.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $16.21 $15.18 $31,570 6.3 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 660 $24.12 $23.78 $49,450 5.7 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 220 $12.28 $14.78 $30,750 6.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,010 $18.74 $21.02 $43,720 10.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $13.15 $12.70 $26,410 6.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $9.72 $10.31 $21,450 3.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.46 $12.65 $26,310 5.6 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 140 $11.97 $13.12 $27,290 14.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 360 $10.62 $10.72 $22,290 4.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 720 $14.07 $15.10 $31,400 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 14,300 $12.64 $14.02 $29,160 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $17.56 $19.07 $39,660 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $23.64 $24.41 $50,780 2.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $67,980 4.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 650 $8.29 $8.41 $17,490 5.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $11.68 $12.98 $27,000 7.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,080 $15.43 $16.22 $33,740 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,640 $11.04 $11.72 $24,370 4.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 230 $12.27 $13.10 $27,250 10.6 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 250 $18.25 $19.27 $40,080 5.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 140 $26.70 $30.41 $63,260 6.1 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers (8) $18.10 $23.82 $49,540 9.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $9.08 $9.04 $18,800 4.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $10.26 $9.92 $20,620 3.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 190 $26.78 $27.32 $56,830 7.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $14.98 $15.26 $31,740 3.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 350 $11.79 $12.66 $26,320 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 510 $7.36 $7.70 $16,010 3.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,480 $9.92 $10.26 $21,330 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 110 $7.49 $8.80 $18,310 17.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 250 $7.22 $8.55 $17,790 6.5 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 2,320 $17.82 $17.61 $36,620 2.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $13.97 $14.13 $29,390 3.1 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 80 $9.32 $11.09 $23,070 11.5 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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