Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Modesto, CA



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 Modesto, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

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 Modesto, CA (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 165,020 $15.23 $19.26 $40,050 1.6 %
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 6,780 $37.53 $41.82 $86,990 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 230 $77.61 $80.27 $166,960 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,190 $40.07 $44.94 $93,470 2.4 %
11-1031 Legislators (8) (4) (4) $36,120 7.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 160 $65.65 $70.86 $147,400 12.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 490 $31.62 $39.34 $81,840 4.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $43.41 $50.40 $104,840 10.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 210 $30.25 $33.99 $70,690 5.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $43.97 $44.10 $91,730 4.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 430 $36.51 $43.80 $91,100 4.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 60 $56.10 $54.45 $113,250 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 240 $38.02 $40.87 $85,020 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $36.91 $39.07 $81,260 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 150 $35.32 $36.95 $76,850 6.2 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 40 $29.44 $33.03 $68,700 6.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $37.51 $41.13 $85,550 3.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $26.22 $26.86 $55,860 4.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $101,130 2.0 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 80 $42.56 $45.16 $93,930 11.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $51.03 $50.40 $104,840 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 310 $22.29 $24.13 $50,180 6.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $42.07 $43.34 $90,140 7.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 370 $12.08 $17.93 $37,300 14.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 $23.61 $26.79 $55,720 5.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 240 $39.92 $38.49 $80,070 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 4,530 $25.97 $28.41 $59,100 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $20.68 $24.19 $50,320 7.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $24.08 $23.99 $49,910 1.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $29.66 $27.82 $57,870 5.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $22.71 $26.63 $55,390 8.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 360 $29.74 $30.33 $63,080 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $20.02 $23.83 $49,570 6.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $24.16 $26.57 $55,260 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $25.21 $26.01 $54,100 3.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 200 $23.94 $25.87 $53,800 3.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $30.47 $32.53 $67,670 5.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 200 $23.76 $29.92 $62,240 12.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,140 $25.64 $26.35 $54,820 5.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 970 $26.32 $28.33 $58,920 3.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $25.96 $27.31 $56,800 6.6 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 $34.45 $34.80 $72,380 5.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $32.03 $32.90 $68,430 4.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 350 $27.61 $31.61 $65,740 9.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $30.79 $32.32 $67,230 12.0 %
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 1,070 $31.69 $33.72 $70,150 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $35.97 $40.16 $83,530 9.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 140 $40.35 $45.66 $94,980 7.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $36.12 $38.71 $80,510 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $22.48 $22.11 $45,980 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $28.25 $29.55 $61,470 4.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $30.89 $31.48 $65,480 5.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $30.13 $31.32 $65,140 4.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 220 $37.48 $37.85 $78,730 3.4 %
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 1,340 $30.88 $35.89 $74,640 10.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $37.55 $38.60 $80,280 4.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 170 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $32.53 $32.00 $66,550 4.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $30.04 $31.12 $64,720 3.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $50.17 $51.20 $106,490 6.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 180 $20.74 $21.41 $44,540 4.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $21.48 $24.19 $50,320 7.1 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other (8) $25.58 $24.47 $50,900 9.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $29.12 $30.35 $63,130 5.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $33.77 $33.56 $69,810 2.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $31.55 $32.37 $67,320 8.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $22.71 $23.66 $49,200 2.0 %
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 1,020 $24.44 $26.47 $55,060 5.4 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists (8) $27.97 $26.09 $54,280 3.6 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 90 $43.37 $41.55 $86,420 9.6 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $29.12 $31.15 $64,790 14.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $28.82 $28.93 $60,170 2.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 160 $27.11 $27.94 $58,120 2.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $37.37 $39.12 $81,360 10.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $30.62 $32.39 $67,370 5.2 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 120 $17.74 $17.74 $36,910 5.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 160 $15.05 $15.90 $33,070 3.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $14.67 $15.62 $32,480 5.7 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,710 $20.69 $21.97 $45,690 2.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 200 $17.72 $17.54 $36,490 9.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $35.35 $33.42 $69,510 3.1 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (8) $24.22 $25.70 $53,450 8.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $11.36 $13.97 $29,060 24.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $20.48 $20.35 $42,320 3.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 220 $18.57 $21.08 $43,840 10.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 140 $17.75 $18.53 $38,540 4.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 240 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1091 Health Educators 80 $21.75 $22.16 $46,100 4.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 690 $18.88 $18.83 $39,160 4.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 $17.06 $18.66 $38,810 4.1 %
21-2011 Clergy 60 $20.20 $21.51 $44,740 6.5 %
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 960 $31.43 $43.50 $90,480 10.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 440 $60.44 $65.84 $136,960 10.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 230 $23.80 $24.81 $51,600 5.5 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $25.69 $26.73 $55,590 2.8 %
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 13,720 $26.88 $26.69 $55,520 2.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $14.74 $17.35 $36,100 15.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 340 $13.85 $15.72 $32,700 4.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 330 (4) (4) $62,260 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,800 (4) (4) $66,090 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 900 (4) (4) $71,150 3.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,270 (4) (4) $68,970 2.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $58,870 3.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 300 (4) (4) $65,250 3.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $69,910 8.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $70,080 4.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $26.56 $24.75 $51,480 10.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 340 $13.03 $14.75 $30,680 7.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,360 (4) (4) $42,030 4.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $28.16 $28.61 $59,510 3.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 110 $17.45 $17.38 $36,150 3.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 290 $33.34 $33.45 $69,580 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,350 (4) (4) $29,360 1.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $20.67 $20.72 $43,100 4.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,310 $14.54 $18.06 $37,570 7.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.43 $10.70 $22,260 6.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $19.19 $20.05 $41,710 3.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 130 $11.70 $12.90 $26,830 4.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 250 (4) (4) $28,580 6.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $19.04 $23.42 $48,720 8.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 100 $15.07 $16.89 $35,130 5.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 100 $12.96 $14.10 $29,340 11.6 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 9,360 $34.76 $36.64 $76,210 3.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $90.22 $187,650 28.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $29.99 $31.78 $66,090 7.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $64.19 $68.07 $141,580 15.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 330 $61.25 $65.39 $136,020 8.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 $62.14 $58.94 $122,600 13.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $82.83 $172,280 16.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 50 (5) $83.53 $173,740 19.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 170 (5) $88.15 $183,360 20.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $39.96 $41.93 $87,220 2.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,040 $44.19 $41.68 $86,690 4.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $30.47 $30.40 $63,240 13.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $38.89 $38.47 $80,010 2.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 300 $29.63 $30.35 $63,130 5.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $38.06 $35.48 $73,790 8.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $49.39 $58.29 $121,250 20.2 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) $33.37 $49.48 $102,910 20.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $35.70 $35.50 $73,830 2.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) $17.48 $18.03 $37,490 2.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 220 $32.61 $31.61 $65,760 19.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $21.47 $24.47 $50,890 9.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 140 $29.70 $29.25 $60,830 2.5 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 60 $42.29 $42.10 $87,580 6.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $33.33 $31.92 $66,390 3.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 260 $12.53 $12.88 $26,780 3.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 440 $17.56 $17.43 $36,260 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 140 $22.67 $22.83 $47,480 5.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 190 $12.84 $13.40 $27,870 11.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 710 $23.61 $23.58 $49,050 2.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 270 $12.72 $14.10 $29,330 4.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $14.62 $15.30 $31,830 7.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 170 $18.23 $19.32 $40,190 8.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $35.36 $35.03 $72,870 3.9 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $39.85 $38.62 $80,340 3.2 %
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 4,940 $12.26 $12.75 $26,530 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 730 $9.11 $9.28 $19,300 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,690 $11.98 $12.23 $25,440 3.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $26.44 $25.50 $53,040 5.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $12.91 $12.76 $26,550 4.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 630 $13.95 $13.95 $29,020 3.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 890 $12.07 $12.51 $26,020 3.0 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 110 $13.18 $12.77 $26,560 5.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $18.39 $18.67 $38,830 3.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $12.45 $12.53 $26,060 4.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $11.46 $11.68 $24,290 5.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 350 $15.34 $16.05 $33,390 2.8 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,720 $16.63 $18.94 $39,390 8.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $47.01 $46.46 $96,650 2.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $16.13 $18.65 $38,800 10.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 460 $23.09 $23.30 $48,470 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 660 $28.05 $28.41 $59,090 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 970 $9.39 $10.65 $22,160 5.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $11.34 $11.82 $24,580 5.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 270 $12.48 $12.85 $26,720 7.5 %
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 14,440 $8.93 $9.74 $20,260 1.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $25.96 $25.13 $52,270 5.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,050 $12.46 $13.50 $28,070 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,810 $8.52 $8.84 $18,390 1.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $12.19 $13.27 $27,610 5.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,000 $10.90 $10.89 $22,650 2.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.94 $10.07 $20,950 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,050 $9.59 $10.50 $21,840 4.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $8.80 $8.88 $18,470 1.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,930 $8.77 $9.17 $19,060 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 460 $9.05 $10.28 $21,390 5.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,480 $8.50 $8.72 $18,130 1.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 590 $8.33 $8.59 $17,880 1.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 680 $8.71 $8.83 $18,360 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $8.54 $8.74 $18,170 2.0 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 60 $8.05 $9.36 $19,460 9.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,940 $11.58 $12.95 $26,940 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 270 $21.60 $20.12 $41,840 6.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $22.53 $22.61 $47,030 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,240 $12.08 $12.74 $26,510 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 880 $9.07 $9.36 $19,470 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 320 $15.64 $16.84 $35,020 12.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,070 $11.31 $12.22 $25,410 2.6 %
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 3,260 $9.32 $11.20 $23,300 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $15.61 $17.41 $36,210 5.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $9.29 $10.54 $21,910 4.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $8.80 $9.33 $19,410 5.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $8.68 $8.91 $18,530 2.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $9.27 $11.33 $23,570 13.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,030 $9.40 $10.21 $21,230 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 390 $9.10 $9.53 $19,830 5.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 330 $14.47 $16.93 $35,220 8.6 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $18.39 $16.96 $35,270 9.1 %
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 17,500 $11.14 $15.36 $31,950 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,530 $17.02 $18.31 $38,090 2.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $35.29 $37.38 $77,740 9.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,610 $9.26 $11.14 $23,160 3.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,010 $9.85 $11.42 $23,750 3.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 310 $16.16 $16.76 $34,870 4.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,570 $9.61 $11.08 $23,040 2.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 140 $26.92 $25.75 $53,550 4.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 290 $25.34 $28.65 $59,580 15.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 $18.40 $27.35 $56,890 26.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $16.70 $18.25 $37,950 18.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 450 $22.61 $25.94 $53,950 6.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 180 $37.41 $44.26 $92,050 11.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,400 $28.06 $31.03 $64,550 4.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $43.97 $46.47 $96,670 7.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 260 $11.08 $12.00 $24,960 5.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 110 $22.42 $21.91 $45,580 7.2 %
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 25,130 $14.39 $15.43 $32,100 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,880 $20.31 $21.57 $44,870 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $11.70 $12.48 $25,960 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $12.71 $13.66 $28,410 6.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,060 $13.98 $14.44 $30,040 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,190 $16.53 $16.93 $35,220 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 400 $16.85 $16.90 $35,160 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $19.06 $18.96 $39,440 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 740 $11.56 $11.80 $24,540 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,290 $15.01 $16.97 $35,300 3.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 300 $9.53 $11.19 $23,280 5.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $9.19 $9.32 $19,380 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 300 $14.66 $15.68 $32,610 4.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $17.58 $18.09 $37,620 5.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 330 $15.50 $15.96 $33,200 3.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 150 $15.15 $15.75 $32,760 5.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 350 $12.74 $13.49 $28,060 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $17.62 $17.59 $36,590 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,350 $11.05 $11.49 $23,890 3.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 210 $14.58 $16.01 $33,300 6.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $11.24 $11.36 $23,630 2.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $22.27 $21.98 $45,710 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 290 $19.09 $20.26 $42,150 4.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $24.13 $24.63 $51,220 3.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.57 (c) $49,030 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 480 (c) $23.63 (c) $22.46 (c) $46,720 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 340 $19.46 $20.06 $41,720 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 880 $14.20 $14.61 $30,380 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,320 $10.21 $11.71 $24,350 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 250 $10.06 $10.76 $22,370 4.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,520 $20.24 $20.62 $42,880 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 $24.10 $24.76 $51,500 7.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,250 $12.35 $12.98 $27,000 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,270 $15.27 $15.55 $32,350 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $17.26 $17.96 $37,370 6.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $13.27 $13.39 $27,850 3.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 150 $16.24 $16.09 $33,460 3.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 190 $14.88 $15.91 $33,090 6.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 130 $9.94 $10.47 $21,770 5.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,340 $12.32 $12.66 $26,330 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 350 $11.23 $12.67 $26,360 5.4 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 5,120 $8.33 $9.74 $20,250 2.7 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 240 $19.42 $20.61 $42,870 5.5 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 390 $8.71 $8.87 $18,460 3.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 290 $11.50 $12.12 $25,210 3.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 3,890 $8.08 $8.73 $18,160 2.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 210 $9.17 $9.84 $20,470 4.9 %
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 8,620 $20.03 $21.56 $44,850 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 710 $27.80 $28.33 $58,930 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $22.28 $22.67 $47,150 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,060 $19.17 $20.54 $42,720 3.7 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $14.60 $17.12 $35,610 7.5 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (8) $17.42 $18.81 $39,110 8.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $22.95 $24.01 $49,940 4.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 290 $17.76 $18.47 $38,410 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,260 $15.95 $16.78 $34,910 5.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $16.81 $17.35 $36,080 6.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $25.54 $25.66 $53,370 3.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 740 $24.33 $24.24 $50,430 4.3 %
47-2082 Tapers 180 $23.78 $24.35 $50,650 8.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 770 $24.57 $25.85 $53,760 5.3 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 180 $18.35 $18.18 $37,820 4.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 560 $16.65 $18.05 $37,550 3.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $23.47 $23.89 $49,680 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 520 $25.62 $25.89 $53,840 4.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 240 $18.35 $19.85 $41,300 7.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 390 $22.48 $21.76 $45,260 5.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $19.36 $20.86 $43,390 9.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $17.98 $20.88 $43,430 6.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $14.83 $15.14 $31,490 4.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $11.73 $12.21 $25,390 7.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $16.88 $16.60 $34,540 8.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $16.97 $17.21 $35,810 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 110 $25.32 $26.79 $55,720 4.8 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 50 $13.79 $17.34 $36,070 15.0 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $20.41 $19.67 $40,910 9.1 %
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 6,790 $20.20 $20.57 $42,790 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $25.97 $26.62 $55,370 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $13.86 $15.06 $31,320 12.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 290 $28.57 $28.69 $59,670 9.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $20.69 $18.66 $38,820 15.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) $19.78 $22.68 $47,170 15.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 220 $19.30 $19.43 $40,420 3.4 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (8) $12.66 $13.69 $28,480 17.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 890 $19.52 $19.83 $41,250 6.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 270 $20.21 $21.11 $43,900 3.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 150 $17.97 $18.17 $37,790 9.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $20.86 $21.68 $45,100 6.2 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $16.03 $18.01 $37,470 12.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 240 $10.77 $11.71 $24,350 6.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $18.58 $19.17 $39,870 2.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 500 $24.94 $24.71 $51,400 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,780 $18.27 $18.22 $37,890 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $14.29 $14.22 $29,590 3.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 $23.14 $22.58 $46,960 4.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 40 $22.59 $22.82 $47,470 7.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $15.38 $15.50 $32,230 2.8 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 70 $16.56 $16.28 $33,860 10.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $11.24 $12.63 $26,260 5.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 $15.21 $17.61 $36,630 6.8 %
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 13,980 $14.20 $15.39 $32,010 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 880 $24.08 $25.03 $52,050 1.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $14.31 $15.98 $33,240 8.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,160 $13.59 $13.37 $27,810 4.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $10.39 $11.48 $23,870 2.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $10.60 $12.27 $25,510 8.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $19.16 $17.62 $36,660 5.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 260 $11.06 $11.02 $22,910 2.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 1,270 $11.24 $11.21 $23,320 4.1 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 390 $15.21 $14.26 $29,670 8.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 790 $17.38 $16.56 $34,450 4.5 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $17.16 $17.12 $35,600 9.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.07 $14.26 $29,650 4.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.87 $15.73 $32,730 16.0 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.50 $15.21 $31,630 6.0 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.16 $16.56 $34,450 7.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $16.61 $15.75 $32,750 4.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.64 $13.25 $27,570 5.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 220 $18.77 $20.33 $42,290 6.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 570 $17.76 $18.17 $37,800 2.5 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $27.09 $23.39 $48,640 24.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 50 $13.48 $12.94 $26,910 5.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $18.88 $19.58 $40,730 4.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 200 $20.14 $19.73 $41,030 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.90 $9.09 $18,900 2.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 150 $9.16 $9.25 $19,250 3.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $10.48 $10.39 $21,610 4.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $13.95 $14.34 $29,830 4.3 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (8) $13.96 $15.72 $32,700 20.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $10.71 $11.07 $23,020 2.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 210 $10.02 $10.66 $22,180 3.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $22.94 $23.78 $49,460 4.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $22.85 $22.78 $47,390 4.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.95 $15.40 $32,030 3.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $17.29 $16.53 $34,380 2.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.43 $15.40 $32,030 4.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 600 $14.54 $14.94 $31,070 3.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 110 $15.45 $17.96 $37,350 17.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,660 $15.45 $15.74 $32,740 3.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $21.97 $20.33 $42,280 7.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $22.38 $22.47 $46,740 7.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $11.04 $12.60 $26,210 4.1 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 90 $15.54 $16.93 $35,220 8.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 50 $10.60 $11.00 $22,890 3.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 290 $17.88 $18.22 $37,900 2.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 570 $10.25 $10.61 $22,060 1.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 260 $12.37 $13.74 $28,590 5.5 %
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 14,780 $13.94 $14.83 $30,840 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 320 $20.13 $20.40 $42,430 2.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 300 $25.73 $25.18 $52,360 4.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $14.60 $14.79 $30,760 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $18.11 $17.95 $37,340 2.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 450 $8.03 $10.79 $22,440 7.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,240 $18.63 $19.32 $40,180 2.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,150 $13.95 $15.45 $32,140 8.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $9.35 $10.34 $21,520 7.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 170 $10.02 $11.06 $23,010 6.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,620 $16.90 $16.35 $34,000 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 630 $9.87 $11.53 $23,970 6.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,270 $11.82 $12.33 $25,650 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $12.95 $13.08 $27,200 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,400 $9.05 $10.04 $20,890 7.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $18.95 $19.93 $41,450 7.1 %

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.

(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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