Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lubbock, TX



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 Lubbock, TX, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas.

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 Lubbock, TX (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 122,510 $12.04 $16.41 $34,140 4.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,730 $32.92 $39.43 $82,020 3.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $64.64 $74.14 $154,210 6.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,690 $36.25 $44.60 $92,780 4.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $43.28 $47.97 $99,770 10.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 $38.90 $42.44 $88,270 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 690 $36.58 $37.91 $78,850 2.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $32.51 $36.38 $75,680 9.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 190 $41.53 $44.19 $91,910 4.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $42.12 $50.80 $105,670 17.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $35.53 $34.80 $72,390 8.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 $27.01 $27.66 $57,530 7.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $68,560 2.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 100 $67.36 $69.09 $143,710 16.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $43.06 $46.89 $97,540 6.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $25.14 $23.70 $49,300 4.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $23.86 $24.04 $50,010 7.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 310 $27.36 $30.88 $64,220 6.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 190 $18.94 $19.58 $40,720 5.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $25.77 $25.23 $52,470 3.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $31.99 $39.42 $81,990 6.9 %
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 3,240 $21.54 $24.55 $51,070 3.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $25.15 $25.66 $53,360 6.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $21.75 $22.78 $47,370 3.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $27.19 $27.55 $57,300 12.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $18.15 $20.94 $43,550 4.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $16.58 $18.06 $37,560 8.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $18.54 $20.17 $41,950 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $14.72 $22.57 $46,940 13.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $17.91 $18.72 $38,940 2.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $22.26 $22.71 $47,230 4.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $21.12 $21.41 $44,540 6.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 250 $25.21 $25.61 $53,260 8.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 280 $25.96 $25.22 $52,460 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 830 $22.78 $25.25 $52,530 6.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 80 $21.68 $22.07 $45,900 3.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 $29.26 $28.86 $60,030 7.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $28.55 $32.63 $67,880 7.8 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $22.04 $22.72 $47,250 4.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $31.41 $34.38 $71,500 6.6 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 190 $15.32 $15.66 $32,580 4.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $28.41 $33.00 $68,640 6.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 90 $15.24 $15.65 $32,550 7.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $17.89 $18.83 $39,160 3.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,470 $22.38 $24.54 $51,050 2.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 230 $23.22 $23.13 $48,110 4.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $35.71 $38.11 $79,260 5.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 90 $41.62 $43.92 $91,360 6.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 370 $15.66 $16.48 $34,280 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 270 $25.49 $24.58 $51,120 3.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $27.41 $30.36 $63,160 7.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 $24.84 $26.13 $54,360 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $18.09 $21.39 $44,500 7.7 %
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 960 $20.57 $22.94 $47,720 4.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $20.81 $22.23 $46,250 12.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $19.33 $20.80 $43,270 9.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $34.83 $35.12 $73,050 7.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $32.39 $32.44 $67,480 3.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $22.07 $25.78 $53,620 3.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 30 $34.38 $34.42 $71,600 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $29.00 $36.78 $76,500 9.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $12.68 $14.03 $29,190 5.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $12.32 $15.14 $31,480 9.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $14.63 $15.79 $32,850 3.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $25.93 $24.53 $51,020 4.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $14.21 $15.45 $32,140 7.8 %
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 790 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $17.55 $22.51 $46,810 13.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 150 $19.19 $24.35 $50,650 6.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (8) $15.74 $15.35 $31,930 5.3 %
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 (8) $15.19 $15.66 $32,570 8.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 100 $14.31 $14.65 $30,480 3.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 490 $18.32 $19.30 $40,140 6.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $17.82 $19.44 $40,430 6.8 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 80 $24.62 $24.21 $50,350 2.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 $14.73 $15.42 $32,080 3.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 160 $17.83 $18.71 $38,920 3.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $16.96 $20.09 $41,780 6.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $16.21 $16.30 $33,910 8.7 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 590 $21.54 $27.18 $56,540 9.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 290 $33.30 $36.52 $75,960 15.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 130 $17.68 $18.65 $38,790 6.9 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 80 $10.91 $11.17 $23,240 9.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $19.80 $22.12 $46,000 10.7 %
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 9,270 $20.23 $26.63 $55,390 16.7 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 250 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $125,880 14.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $94,430 5.5 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $100,100 4.3 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $107,290 10.2 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $76,910 8.9 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 300 (4) (4) $68,710 6.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 240 (4) (4) $80,300 2.5 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $82,500 2.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 160 (4) (4) $72,890 4.3 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $74,480 3.2 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $81,070 9.5 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $58,930 3.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $13.61 $14.84 $30,880 5.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 420 $7.65 $9.72 $20,220 11.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 (4) (4) $39,630 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,400 (4) (4) $40,350 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 810 (4) (4) $41,930 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 820 (4) (4) $43,670 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $47,300 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $40,910 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 100 (4) (4) $42,960 2.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $14.33 $16.72 $34,770 14.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 450 (4) (4) $43,900 8.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $23.07 $23.24 $48,340 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $13.55 $12.78 $26,580 11.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 140 $18.93 $20.20 $42,020 14.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 980 (4) (4) $15,490 3.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,330 $13.34 $18.80 $39,100 11.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $8.67 $9.44 $19,630 7.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $14.22 $14.56 $30,280 4.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 60 $15.80 $17.90 $37,220 4.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $10.27 $11.92 $24,790 10.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $14.71 $17.47 $36,350 4.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 230 (4) (4) $64,370 26.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $11.13 $12.48 $25,960 3.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $14.54 $14.78 $30,740 6.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 240 $20.65 $21.85 $45,440 5.3 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $15.05 $20.07 $41,750 14.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $11.13 $11.63 $24,200 4.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $7.72 $9.03 $18,790 4.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $10.29 $13.56 $28,210 15.8 %
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 8,030 $22.76 $29.63 $61,630 6.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $40.78 $50.78 $105,610 20.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $55.95 $53.79 $111,890 1.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) (5) (5) 22.3 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 30 $68.57 $80.15 $166,700 23.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) $63.53 $69.42 $144,390 21.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 260 (5) $101.81 $211,770 17.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $50.02 $48.53 $100,940 5.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,140 $25.11 $26.18 $54,450 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 130 $28.19 $25.65 $53,350 13.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (8) $33.88 $35.03 $72,860 3.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $22.10 $21.99 $45,730 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $23.22 $25.86 $53,800 5.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $25.12 $34.46 $71,670 25.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 260 $22.14 $22.46 $46,720 5.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 230 $14.45 $15.10 $31,420 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $32.38 $31.29 $65,080 7.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 90 $23.87 $24.41 $50,760 2.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $28.14 $27.80 $57,830 3.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $26.29 $26.63 $55,390 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 260 $20.13 $21.27 $44,250 3.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $11.11 $11.43 $23,780 5.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 360 $13.24 $12.92 $26,870 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $15.82 $16.89 $35,140 6.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 120 $8.91 $9.35 $19,440 7.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (8) $17.78 $18.22 $37,900 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $9.47 $11.16 $23,200 8.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-9091 Athletic Trainers (8) (4) (4) $44,790 2.1 %
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 4,290 $9.57 $10.46 $21,750 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 770 $9.01 $9.29 $19,320 2.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,990 $9.36 $9.62 $20,010 2.5 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (8) $27.98 $27.24 $56,660 4.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $22.52 $21.67 $45,070 8.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 130 $9.74 $9.99 $20,780 5.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 370 $12.52 $12.83 $26,690 7.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 470 $9.29 $9.79 $20,360 2.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $10.94 $11.50 $23,910 5.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $12.95 $13.39 $27,850 5.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $9.82 $9.76 $20,300 2.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $10.98 $10.99 $22,860 4.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 130 $11.53 $12.54 $26,080 6.2 %
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 2,560 $14.89 $17.64 $36,700 6.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 530 $13.54 $13.35 $27,760 4.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $20.38 $24.37 $50,690 13.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 580 $25.16 $23.62 $49,120 4.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 610 $8.99 $10.83 $22,540 6.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 80 $7.32 $7.75 $16,120 5.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $7.15 $7.30 $15,180 3.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $10.72 $11.50 $23,930 5.3 %
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 14,170 $7.58 $9.01 $18,730 5.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $15.88 $16.76 $34,860 4.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,800 $13.20 $15.60 $32,450 12.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 430 $7.82 $8.32 $17,300 5.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $9.66 $9.85 $20,480 4.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,170 $8.40 $8.66 $18,020 4.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $8.15 $8.81 $18,330 8.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 570 $8.48 $8.86 $18,430 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 670 $7.20 $8.88 $18,470 12.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,030 $7.13 $7.34 $15,280 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 640 $7.07 $7.30 $15,190 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,100 $7.32 $8.04 $16,720 3.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $7.39 $7.70 $16,020 6.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 360 $7.38 $7.58 $15,770 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $7.97 $7.92 $16,470 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 360 $7.18 $7.34 $15,260 1.9 %
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 3,960 $8.54 $9.21 $19,170 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $13.47 $13.92 $28,950 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $16.61 $17.18 $35,730 6.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,870 $8.46 $8.75 $18,200 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,080 $7.47 $7.87 $16,370 4.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $14.18 $14.16 $29,450 6.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 670 $9.38 $9.79 $20,350 3.4 %
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 4,630 $7.46 $8.35 $17,360 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $12.70 $14.11 $29,340 8.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 170 $8.83 $9.60 $19,960 10.1 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (8) $11.93 $10.87 $22,610 16.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 290 $7.78 $8.87 $18,450 3.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $7.70 $9.36 $19,470 9.0 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 180 $8.07 $9.60 $19,970 10.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $8.42 $8.56 $17,800 6.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 650 $7.12 $7.46 $15,520 3.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 2,130 $7.19 $7.37 $15,340 4.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $11.13 $12.31 $25,610 4.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $9.33 $9.50 $19,760 3.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 120 $8.28 $9.14 $19,010 6.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $7.23 $7.41 $15,410 6.5 %
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 14,590 $10.10 $14.34 $29,820 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,420 $15.91 $17.17 $35,720 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 290 $22.97 $27.35 $56,890 8.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,390 $7.36 $7.67 $15,950 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 520 $8.23 $9.51 $19,780 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $15.43 $15.59 $32,430 8.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,710 $8.98 $11.03 $22,950 4.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $18.04 $22.95 $47,740 13.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 420 $21.89 $27.84 $57,900 15.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 400 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 450 $14.36 $19.68 $40,930 11.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $28.07 $29.38 $61,110 5.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,690 $20.91 $24.62 $51,200 6.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $11.75 $13.06 $27,160 7.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 180 $10.18 $11.73 $24,390 11.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $35.39 $37.70 $78,410 6.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 190 $7.78 $8.29 $17,240 6.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $16.98 $17.75 $36,920 9.0 %
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 23,270 $11.72 $12.98 $27,010 2.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,160 $20.23 $20.66 $42,980 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 280 $7.80 $8.35 $17,360 4.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 280 $11.80 $12.30 $25,580 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 440 $12.42 $12.97 $26,980 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,750 $13.32 $14.19 $29,510 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $13.16 $12.92 $26,870 3.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $14.66 $14.44 $30,040 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 710 $9.07 $9.37 $19,490 5.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 120 $10.55 $13.82 $28,740 18.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,920 $11.10 $11.40 $23,720 4.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $9.88 $10.45 $21,730 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $8.42 $8.18 $17,010 4.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 350 $11.35 $11.87 $24,680 5.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 130 $8.22 $9.72 $20,220 2.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $16.18 $16.38 $34,070 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $12.69 $13.79 $28,680 9.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 220 $11.10 $11.37 $23,660 4.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $14.12 $14.86 $30,900 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,130 $9.85 $9.88 $20,560 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 $12.04 $13.35 $27,760 9.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 60 $20.21 $19.61 $40,780 3.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 180 $8.87 $9.15 $19,040 3.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $14.27 $14.25 $29,650 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 $15.49 $16.81 $34,970 5.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $13.15 $14.66 $30,490 4.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.28 (c) $50,500 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 280 (c) $23.77 (c) $22.49 (c) $46,780 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 200 (c) $24.54 (c) $21.68 (c) $45,090 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $15.53 $16.93 $35,220 6.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 530 $11.65 $12.44 $25,890 6.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,970 $9.30 $10.02 $20,850 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $9.28 $10.06 $20,920 3.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,210 $16.08 $16.96 $35,280 3.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 110 $14.68 $15.31 $31,840 5.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 340 $11.60 $11.73 $24,390 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,130 $12.71 $12.64 $26,290 2.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 $11.55 $12.04 $25,040 5.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 200 $10.57 $10.74 $22,340 3.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 120 $8.78 $8.81 $18,330 3.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $14.94 $15.53 $32,300 6.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 190 $10.57 $11.27 $23,440 6.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $9.06 $10.14 $21,100 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,120 $9.76 $10.45 $21,740 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $8.07 $9.21 $19,150 7.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 30 $11.03 $10.93 $22,730 5.6 %
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 570 $10.13 $10.52 $21,880 8.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 190 $8.26 $8.80 $18,300 6.6 %
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 4,360 $13.21 $13.98 $29,080 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $19.56 $21.49 $44,690 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $18.40 $18.96 $39,440 1.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 460 $14.35 $14.83 $30,840 2.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $14.05 $14.03 $29,190 3.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 980 $9.88 $10.27 $21,360 2.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 150 $12.25 $12.93 $26,890 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $14.41 $15.62 $32,490 6.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 300 $15.70 $16.33 $33,960 4.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 220 $12.87 $12.41 $25,810 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $15.37 $15.52 $32,280 4.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 80 $12.63 $13.38 $27,820 6.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 140 $11.07 $11.26 $23,420 6.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 140 $10.11 $10.33 $21,490 5.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $8.33 $8.71 $18,110 8.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $17.99 $19.02 $39,570 3.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,310 $15.98 $17.40 $36,200 3.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 330 $23.47 $24.41 $50,760 4.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 180 $15.16 $16.98 $35,310 6.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 490 $21.97 $21.44 $44,600 4.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $15.88 $17.84 $37,100 15.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 70 $11.91 $13.49 $28,060 10.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $13.16 $13.17 $27,400 5.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $23.87 $23.54 $48,970 7.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 710 $15.90 $16.36 $34,040 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $16.13 $16.71 $34,750 2.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $14.81 $15.34 $31,910 9.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $16.66 $16.52 $34,370 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.26 $9.82 $20,430 10.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $16.97 $18.61 $38,710 12.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $17.69 $17.90 $37,220 3.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $12.81 $15.74 $32,740 15.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,070 $12.46 $13.39 $27,850 3.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $15.74 $16.18 $33,650 9.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $28.99 $28.38 $59,030 3.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $26.58 $23.11 $48,060 9.1 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 110 $15.12 $16.39 $34,090 12.0 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $12.59 $12.74 $26,500 4.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $8.93 $9.19 $19,120 3.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $12.30 $16.73 $34,800 25.3 %
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 5,070 $10.90 $12.26 $25,490 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 310 $22.42 $23.24 $48,340 2.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 160 $13.43 $13.63 $28,360 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 360 $10.99 $12.08 $25,120 5.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $8.68 $9.05 $18,830 2.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $9.49 $9.80 $20,370 5.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $11.62 $11.99 $24,930 3.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $17.13 $16.31 $33,920 3.8 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.98 $12.07 $25,100 5.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $9.48 $10.59 $22,020 6.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.18 $11.35 $23,610 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 160 $14.52 $14.81 $30,800 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 340 $12.58 $12.91 $26,850 3.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $10.02 $10.77 $22,400 4.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 90 $9.94 $11.00 $22,870 6.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 $11.52 $11.51 $23,940 2.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $7.39 $8.69 $18,080 13.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 200 $7.96 $7.91 $16,450 3.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $8.94 $8.92 $18,540 2.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $13.38 $12.93 $26,900 6.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $13.37 $13.06 $27,160 5.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 130 $11.53 $11.67 $24,260 6.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 80 $18.51 $19.48 $40,520 7.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) $11.46 $12.09 $25,150 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $10.09 $10.26 $21,340 4.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.99 $12.89 $26,810 4.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.70 $10.94 $22,760 3.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $6.99 $7.04 $14,640 6.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $10.20 $11.56 $24,050 5.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $13.97 $18.68 $38,850 26.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $10.22 $9.69 $20,160 3.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $11.68 $12.10 $25,170 5.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $18.67 $18.75 $38,990 10.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $10.05 $10.77 $22,400 1.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 190 $8.79 $8.70 $18,100 2.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 50 $9.25 $9.98 $20,760 4.7 %
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 7,480 $10.09 $11.76 $24,470 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $15.19 $17.81 $37,050 5.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $21.27 $23.35 $48,560 6.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 390 $8.78 $8.74 $18,180 3.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 490 $8.45 $10.91 $22,700 9.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,470 $14.39 $14.90 $30,990 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 820 $10.87 $12.65 $26,310 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $10.02 $9.22 $19,170 7.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 40 $6.73 $6.83 $14,200 4.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 70 $7.34 $8.15 $16,960 2.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 170 $8.48 $8.46 $17,590 6.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 390 $11.61 $12.19 $25,350 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $7.42 $8.18 $17,020 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,030 $8.79 $9.63 $20,040 4.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 90 $8.51 $8.61 $17,910 6.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 330 $6.98 $7.06 $14,680 2.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $11.93 $12.18 $25,340 4.8 %

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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