Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Las Cruces, NM



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 Las Cruces, NM, a metropolitan statistical area in New Mexico.

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 Las Cruces, NM (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 65,790 $12.23 $17.10 $35,580 4.2 %
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 2,850 $30.23 $32.99 $68,620 2.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 920 $28.90 $34.13 $70,990 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 100 $31.84 $33.88 $70,460 7.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 260 $25.03 $26.75 $55,630 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers (8) $43.95 $44.17 $91,880 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $31.53 $36.78 $76,500 4.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers (8) $18.91 $24.46 $50,880 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $29.39 $31.42 $65,350 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $76,230 3.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $37.09 $44.26 $92,070 8.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 $35.27 $47.19 $98,160 13.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $39.53 $41.58 $86,490 5.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $13.29 $14.46 $30,080 4.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $21.52 $21.95 $45,650 2.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 290 $25.43 $27.06 $56,290 3.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,740 $24.87 $26.01 $54,090 3.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $26.46 $27.04 $56,240 4.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $29.07 $28.94 $60,190 2.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $24.55 $23.50 $48,870 3.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $21.93 $22.01 $45,780 7.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $18.10 $18.68 $38,850 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $14.76 $15.96 $33,190 2.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $31.22 $31.73 $66,000 3.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 340 $28.45 $28.59 $59,470 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 390 $21.07 $22.20 $46,170 3.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $24.44 $27.68 $57,570 9.4 %
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 1,190 $31.12 $32.02 $66,600 3.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 180 $34.23 $36.01 $74,890 5.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 120 $45.09 $41.61 $86,560 6.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 250 $20.42 $20.50 $42,650 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $34.51 $31.78 $66,110 3.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 70 $23.65 $26.23 $54,560 7.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $29.71 $32.03 $66,610 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $36.69 $34.13 $70,980 6.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 100 $31.52 $31.52 $65,570 4.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 100 $44.83 $43.34 $90,150 3.0 %
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 1,800 $30.47 $30.78 $64,020 5.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $27.98 $28.32 $58,900 10.1 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 40 $40.57 $41.28 $85,860 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $32.04 $30.21 $62,830 3.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 110 $30.65 $32.92 $68,480 6.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 300 $40.48 $39.60 $82,380 3.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $32.11 $32.92 $68,480 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $38.45 $37.20 $77,370 3.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $14.16 $15.55 $32,340 8.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $17.86 $18.47 $38,420 5.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $19.25 $19.23 $40,000 12.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 300 $26.21 $25.13 $52,270 8.9 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 70 $20.95 $20.44 $42,520 3.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 100 $32.05 $30.60 $63,650 4.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $11.67 $13.05 $27,140 8.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 660 $24.17 $27.87 $57,970 6.3 %
19-2012 Physicists 50 $45.39 $46.88 $97,520 5.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $22.71 $23.41 $48,680 6.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 190 $19.40 $22.21 $46,200 10.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 40 $33.92 $31.20 $64,900 4.4 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,070 $16.22 $18.99 $39,500 7.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $33.22 $33.39 $69,450 5.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 390 $14.64 $17.59 $36,580 15.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $15.79 $18.67 $38,830 10.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $12.77 $12.89 $26,820 5.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 100 $14.42 $14.07 $29,270 2.6 %
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 350 $18.95 $23.95 $49,810 3.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 200 $20.16 $28.45 $59,170 9.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.51 $17.05 $35,460 3.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $17.54 $17.44 $36,270 4.2 %
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 7,440 $26.20 $27.20 $56,580 7.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 250 (4) (4) $75,810 3.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $13.00 $14.99 $31,180 20.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,210 (4) (4) $57,210 7.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 780 (4) (4) $59,540 7.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $53,800 10.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $33,960 14.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $22.76 $23.66 $49,220 8.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $13.02 $13.37 $27,800 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $34.75 $33.46 $69,600 7.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,140 (4) (4) $21,650 7.5 %
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 510 $15.06 $19.95 $41,490 13.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $12.20 $13.55 $28,180 6.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 3,620 $24.59 $31.93 $66,410 6.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 $61.53 $63.65 $132,380 11.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $12.90 $16.38 $34,080 9.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $48.31 $48.26 $100,380 2.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 230 $74.94 $74.20 $154,340 16.5 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 40 $78.89 $85.02 $176,830 13.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $30.48 $32.99 $68,610 3.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,100 $25.93 $28.98 $60,270 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $29.76 $31.23 $64,950 4.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $23.31 $24.81 $51,610 9.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 $22.66 $22.46 $46,720 3.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $32.82 $33.76 $70,220 2.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $38.14 $39.42 $81,990 16.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 $25.48 $25.60 $53,240 6.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $13.69 $13.84 $28,780 2.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $31.57 $30.37 $63,170 10.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $28.71 $27.24 $56,660 5.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $26.80 $25.66 $53,360 3.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 170 $9.04 $11.52 $23,960 9.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $13.97 $15.03 $31,270 3.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $11.46 $11.68 $24,290 11.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 440 $18.48 $18.44 $38,350 3.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $9.52 $10.54 $21,930 4.5 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,810 $9.89 $11.01 $22,900 4.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 90 $10.14 $9.78 $20,340 5.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 840 $9.48 $9.69 $20,160 3.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $16.71 $19.60 $40,770 10.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 $12.10 $12.83 $26,690 10.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 360 $11.07 $11.77 $24,480 5.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $7.51 $8.13 $16,910 5.9 %
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 2,820 $15.24 $16.88 $35,120 6.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $33.08 $33.27 $69,210 2.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 120 $15.18 $16.54 $34,400 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 380 $20.68 $20.78 $43,220 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 970 $10.45 $10.92 $22,710 5.5 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6,280 $7.48 $8.22 $17,100 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 380 $11.77 $13.97 $29,050 4.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 330 $7.24 $7.46 $15,530 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $8.96 $9.36 $19,470 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 650 $7.97 $8.53 $17,730 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 60 $9.09 $9.22 $19,170 4.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 $8.67 $8.93 $18,580 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 280 $7.37 $7.58 $15,770 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,200 $7.39 $7.67 $15,950 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.64 $7.73 $16,080 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,400 $7.20 $7.36 $15,310 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $7.23 $7.43 $15,460 2.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 350 $7.51 $7.68 $15,980 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $7.22 $7.30 $15,170 2.2 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,690 $8.55 $9.34 $19,430 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $14.36 $15.56 $32,370 4.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $16.17 $17.42 $36,240 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,310 $8.72 $9.19 $19,120 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 470 $7.55 $7.77 $16,170 1.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 660 $8.41 $8.81 $18,330 2.1 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $9.36 $9.62 $20,000 6.2 %
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 2,750 $8.67 $9.09 $18,910 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $13.75 $13.28 $27,610 4.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $10.08 $9.97 $20,730 8.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $8.07 $8.47 $17,610 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $9.20 $9.55 $19,860 5.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $8.98 $9.30 $19,340 5.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 510 $7.42 $7.66 $15,930 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,440 $8.86 $8.92 $18,550 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $7.23 $8.66 $18,020 16.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $11.95 $12.85 $26,740 4.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 5,880 $8.98 $11.47 $23,860 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 640 $14.05 $15.52 $32,280 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $11.41 $15.49 $32,210 17.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,520 $7.48 $7.99 $16,610 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $7.73 $10.05 $20,900 10.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 90 $11.26 $11.54 $24,010 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,190 $8.96 $10.20 $21,220 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $10.39 $13.10 $27,260 15.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $14.71 $18.10 $37,660 24.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 60 $16.58 $19.85 $41,280 17.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $30.62 $32.36 $67,310 7.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 310 $16.07 $17.94 $37,320 6.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $13.79 $16.40 $34,100 12.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 190 $7.11 $7.16 $14,900 5.4 %
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 9,990 $10.98 $12.39 $25,760 2.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 750 $17.23 $20.60 $42,850 7.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $10.48 $10.47 $21,770 4.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $11.22 $11.87 $24,680 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 150 $10.51 $10.88 $22,630 3.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,080 $11.63 $12.27 $25,520 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $15.03 $14.17 $29,460 5.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $18.09 $18.11 $37,660 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 280 $9.17 $10.00 $20,810 6.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 70 $12.39 $12.46 $25,920 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 370 $11.20 $11.57 $24,060 3.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $13.55 $13.81 $28,720 4.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 270 $11.21 $11.32 $23,540 4.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $7.49 $7.69 $15,980 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $12.36 $12.03 $25,020 5.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $13.70 $13.63 $28,340 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 $10.32 $10.63 $22,110 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $15.23 $15.39 $32,020 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 670 $9.11 $9.41 $19,580 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 $16.85 $16.71 $34,760 5.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $7.68 $8.14 $16,930 5.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $13.86 $13.04 $27,120 6.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.98 (c) $49,880 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 130 (c) $23.77 (c) $22.28 (c) $46,340 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.33 (c) $46,450 (9)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 180 $10.25 $10.64 $22,130 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 820 $8.76 $9.36 $19,460 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 130 $17.58 $18.44 $38,360 3.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 160 $11.24 $11.65 $24,230 6.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,710 $11.95 $12.52 $26,050 3.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $18.01 $19.17 $39,880 6.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $9.33 $9.63 $20,020 2.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 $11.34 $11.82 $24,580 4.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $8.59 $9.99 $20,780 6.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,000 $8.41 $9.09 $18,900 2.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 180 $12.91 $12.78 $26,590 3.7 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1,100 $7.16 $7.92 $16,480 4.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1,030 $7.14 $7.50 $15,600 3.6 %
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 4,250 $12.87 $13.92 $28,960 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $21.38 $22.75 $47,320 7.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 480 $12.86 $13.78 $28,660 5.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 70 $14.00 $13.66 $28,420 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 230 $12.13 $13.30 $27,670 8.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 850 $10.71 $11.19 $23,280 3.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $13.18 $13.11 $27,280 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 340 $13.79 $14.25 $29,650 3.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 80 $13.03 $12.79 $26,610 8.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 260 $18.36 $18.99 $39,500 6.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $10.60 $10.84 $22,550 5.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $10.55 $11.41 $23,730 16.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $15.56 $17.38 $36,150 7.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $12.26 $12.05 $25,070 5.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $17.05 $16.17 $33,630 9.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $9.92 $9.81 $20,400 3.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $11.02 $11.44 $23,800 7.4 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 60 $9.39 $10.00 $20,790 8.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $9.32 $10.35 $21,540 9.0 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers (8) $8.94 $9.00 $18,720 3.5 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $12.30 $11.47 $23,850 8.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $21.17 $20.45 $42,540 7.2 %
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 2,250 $13.53 $16.22 $33,730 8.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $17.99 $19.75 $41,090 5.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $28.20 $26.10 $54,280 4.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 $10.88 $11.05 $22,990 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $13.00 $13.53 $28,140 7.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 420 $11.63 $14.37 $29,890 11.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $12.55 $12.67 $26,350 8.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $15.01 $16.30 $33,900 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 630 $11.30 $11.75 $24,440 2.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $12.11 $11.26 $23,420 13.2 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 40 $21.92 $21.43 $44,570 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $9.24 $9.48 $19,710 4.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $17.73 $16.52 $34,360 11.1 %
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 2,160 $10.58 $12.19 $25,360 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 130 $15.06 $18.48 $38,450 6.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $17.38 $17.04 $35,450 4.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $10.10 $11.71 $24,360 8.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $11.11 $11.08 $23,040 4.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $9.11 $11.29 $23,470 7.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $8.30 $9.84 $20,480 10.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $9.88 $9.99 $20,780 6.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $11.37 $12.67 $26,340 11.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $17.68 $19.15 $39,840 6.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $8.75 $8.82 $18,350 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 170 $15.01 $16.88 $35,110 4.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $9.69 $10.79 $22,450 13.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $13.32 $15.61 $32,460 13.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40 $12.38 $16.12 $33,530 14.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 70 $9.56 $9.36 $19,480 4.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 80 $7.86 $9.72 $20,220 7.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,590 $9.41 $10.81 $22,490 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $15.78 $17.73 $36,880 10.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $15.26 $19.69 $40,950 5.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 60 $9.69 $10.29 $21,410 10.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 320 $13.34 $13.04 $27,110 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 340 $9.95 $11.88 $24,710 6.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $8.71 $8.80 $18,310 3.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $7.09 $7.34 $15,270 5.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 80 $9.66 $9.83 $20,450 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (8) $8.44 $8.58 $17,850 5.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 870 $8.41 $9.35 $19,460 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) $7.28 $7.36 $15,320 4.1 %

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.

(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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