Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC



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 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC, a metropolitan statistical area in South Carolina.

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 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC (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 120,180 $11.48 $14.54 $30,240 1.7 %
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 4,880 $30.36 $35.14 $73,090 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 180 $74.23 $77.50 $161,210 5.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,710 $30.41 $35.22 $73,260 3.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $19,530 6.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $26.18 $28.96 $60,230 6.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $38.38 $39.70 $82,580 7.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 230 $37.91 $44.90 $93,390 10.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $36.59 $38.81 $80,730 6.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $32.26 $32.22 $67,020 4.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $40.61 $40.91 $85,090 2.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 280 $34.63 $39.66 $82,490 5.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $39.58 $40.80 $84,860 6.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $31.55 $35.66 $74,170 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $33.35 $36.93 $76,810 4.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 280 $32.76 $34.19 $71,120 4.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $34.06 $35.59 $74,030 1.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $40.53 $44.38 $92,310 10.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 480 $23.06 $23.17 $48,190 4.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 140 $19.26 $23.07 $47,980 5.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $30.51 $33.51 $69,700 4.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 190 $25.30 $26.90 $55,940 4.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $25.00 $27.06 $56,280 3.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,570 $21.35 $23.69 $49,280 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $24.47 $23.96 $49,830 9.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $20.84 $20.65 $42,940 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $29.37 $28.29 $58,850 4.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 180 $16.43 $17.50 $36,410 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 200 $22.24 $24.11 $50,160 5.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $19.79 $30.51 $63,460 20.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $18.03 $18.45 $38,380 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $19.50 $20.60 $42,850 4.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $21.04 $21.86 $45,480 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $33.69 $35.28 $73,390 24.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $17.21 $16.60 $34,530 3.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 110 $18.26 $18.91 $39,320 6.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 790 $20.75 $21.35 $44,400 3.2 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 60 $19.01 $20.64 $42,930 6.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 330 $29.40 $32.51 $67,630 4.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 610 $23.23 $25.39 $52,810 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $26.91 $28.45 $59,170 6.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $16.31 $17.84 $37,120 4.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $26.00 $30.44 $63,310 5.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $28.85 $29.69 $61,760 1.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $23.39 $24.59 $51,140 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $25.17 $28.12 $58,490 5.0 %
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 1,110 $23.36 $24.72 $51,420 3.9 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (8) $35.33 $32.00 $66,550 8.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $21.12 $23.84 $49,580 15.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $34.27 $32.25 $67,090 2.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $30.77 $30.93 $64,340 5.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $35.97 $38.62 $80,330 2.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 110 $20.87 $22.86 $47,550 10.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $21.38 $21.93 $45,610 7.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 180 $14.05 $15.18 $31,570 6.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 380 $19.20 $20.39 $42,410 13.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $26.79 $30.65 $63,750 3.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 200 $8.84 $13.69 $28,480 19.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $29.30 $31.17 $64,830 7.1 %
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 570 $16.81 $17.39 $36,170 3.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $17.06 $17.58 $36,570 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 40 $19.81 $21.18 $44,060 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $14.92 $15.37 $31,980 4.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $17.82 $19.19 $39,920 5.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $16.86 $15.92 $33,120 9.1 %
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 750 $21.71 $31.29 $65,080 23.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 330 $31.14 $48.51 $100,900 29.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 240 $16.56 $17.29 $35,960 5.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $16.56 $16.09 $33,470 6.9 %
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 4,980 $21.62 $21.62 $44,970 2.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $59,110 2.1 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $57,420 2.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $10.98 $11.63 $24,200 12.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $13.45 $16.24 $33,780 17.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $26.60 $26.19 $54,470 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $9.15 $11.33 $23,560 2.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $33.77 $33.19 $69,030 2.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 830 (4) (4) $20,160 2.8 %
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 1,450 $12.46 $14.72 $30,620 6.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.46 $10.65 $22,160 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $16.62 $16.29 $33,880 3.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $23.60 $25.32 $52,660 5.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 150 (4) (4) $33,990 8.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 170 $17.69 $17.71 $36,830 11.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $11.13 $12.25 $25,480 5.2 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 40 $11.14 $11.44 $23,790 2.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 140 $9.49 $10.72 $22,290 6.4 %
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 4,300 $21.92 $29.06 $60,440 6.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 30 $61.34 $71.75 $149,230 16.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $48.78 $40.71 $84,680 17.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 $68.44 $75.39 $156,810 22.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 120 (5) $98.80 $205,500 15.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $45.64 $44.66 $92,890 7.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,560 $23.19 $23.85 $49,610 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $29.56 $32.46 $67,520 7.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (8) $23.45 $23.44 $48,750 2.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $27.02 $26.82 $55,800 4.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 30 $20.75 $20.56 $42,760 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $14.27 $15.18 $31,580 6.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 220 $24.53 $23.97 $49,850 7.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $24.26 $24.86 $51,700 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $18.45 $20.26 $42,140 5.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 70 $15.30 $14.72 $30,610 7.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 270 $12.98 $12.61 $26,230 6.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $15.94 $16.48 $34,290 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $11.92 $12.22 $25,420 5.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 480 $16.82 $16.25 $33,800 3.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $11.87 $12.64 $26,290 2.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $15.12 $15.54 $32,330 9.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $18.03 $19.89 $41,360 4.6 %
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 1,710 $10.13 $11.58 $24,080 4.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (8) $8.33 $8.11 $16,880 5.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 510 $9.70 $9.91 $20,600 1.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $22.35 $22.78 $47,380 4.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $15.64 $16.15 $33,600 3.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $12.99 $13.54 $28,170 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $14.24 $14.06 $29,250 2.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 150 $9.18 $9.20 $19,130 3.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $12.23 $12.55 $26,100 2.9 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3,190 $12.16 $13.17 $27,400 3.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $24.37 $24.90 $51,780 2.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 100 $19.09 $20.62 $42,880 4.2 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $17.24 $18.93 $39,380 4.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 390 $12.63 $13.60 $28,290 2.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 160 $14.73 $15.27 $31,770 2.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 600 $15.76 $16.91 $35,180 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,530 $9.12 $9.57 $19,900 2.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $9.56 $11.06 $23,000 3.1 %
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 20,030 $7.82 $8.92 $18,560 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 200 $18.33 $19.24 $40,020 5.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,100 $15.38 $16.24 $33,790 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,200 $8.19 $8.27 $17,190 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 610 $9.15 $9.81 $20,400 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 2,220 $10.57 $10.65 $22,150 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $10.70 $10.21 $21,230 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,470 $8.64 $8.78 $18,270 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,080 $7.97 $8.78 $18,250 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,180 $7.19 $7.45 $15,490 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 540 $7.46 $7.70 $16,010 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 5,650 $7.10 $7.83 $16,290 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 290 $7.10 $7.79 $16,200 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,050 $7.17 $7.44 $15,470 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,220 $8.14 $8.12 $16,880 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1,010 $8.13 $8.28 $17,230 2.5 %
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 9,300 $9.33 $10.01 $20,820 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 350 $13.17 $13.95 $29,010 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $15.80 $18.27 $38,000 7.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,020 $10.07 $10.41 $21,650 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4,520 $8.81 $8.81 $18,310 1.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $15.02 $15.06 $31,320 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,970 $9.71 $10.17 $21,150 3.1 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $13.25 $13.40 $27,860 9.9 %
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 3,980 $9.07 $10.24 $21,300 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 340 $15.18 $14.63 $30,430 11.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 220 $9.04 $9.61 $20,000 3.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $7.12 $7.31 $15,190 3.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,110 $7.95 $8.78 $18,260 3.2 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (8) $10.63 $10.17 $21,150 4.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $13.25 $12.69 $26,400 8.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $8.71 $10.28 $21,370 14.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 60 $7.23 $7.56 $15,730 2.6 %
39-6012 Concierges 40 $9.78 $9.66 $20,090 3.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 30 $9.23 $9.67 $20,110 5.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $7.86 $8.01 $16,660 3.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 420 $9.11 $9.29 $19,320 4.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 210 $15.97 $15.76 $32,770 7.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $9.95 $10.89 $22,650 2.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $10.04 $10.04 $20,890 3.2 %
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 19,590 $9.72 $12.68 $26,380 2.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,190 $14.72 $16.87 $35,100 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 250 $24.46 $23.81 $49,530 6.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,380 $8.42 $8.50 $17,670 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 670 $7.35 $8.99 $18,710 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 250 $15.04 $15.39 $32,000 4.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 7,550 $9.63 $11.01 $22,910 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $20.48 $21.85 $45,450 7.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 290 $17.51 $22.79 $47,410 6.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $9.73 $11.17 $23,240 9.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 $17.28 $17.34 $36,060 6.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $24.15 $25.93 $53,920 7.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,000 $19.00 $21.16 $44,010 4.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $12.63 $13.52 $28,110 16.9 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 220 $31.20 $35.66 $74,180 11.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 950 $13.96 $19.70 $40,980 9.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 300 $9.09 $9.80 $20,380 3.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $8.70 $9.58 $19,920 10.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 17,330 $12.14 $13.11 $27,260 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,250 $16.79 $18.21 $37,890 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $9.41 $10.00 $20,800 2.5 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 50 $9.60 $10.57 $21,980 4.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $13.60 $13.77 $28,640 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 280 $14.16 $14.22 $29,580 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,540 $14.00 $14.21 $29,550 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $13.41 $13.86 $28,820 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.60 $14.26 $29,670 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 $12.10 $12.13 $25,220 4.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $16.38 $16.97 $35,300 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,170 $11.85 $12.90 $26,830 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $9.69 $10.22 $21,260 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 1,340 $9.80 $10.26 $21,340 1.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 $14.07 $14.48 $30,110 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $17.39 $17.39 $36,170 8.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 140 $14.22 $14.57 $30,310 5.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $8.46 $9.03 $18,780 5.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $14.23 $14.86 $30,910 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,020 $11.01 $11.21 $23,310 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 160 $10.13 $12.10 $25,160 7.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 $15.54 $15.39 $32,000 3.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $10.76 $11.64 $24,210 7.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $14.24 $14.26 $29,660 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $17.80 $18.13 $37,710 4.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $14.32 $14.61 $30,380 2.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.78 (c) $49,460 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 270 (c) $22.76 (c) $21.91 (c) $45,570 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $15.73 $16.70 $34,740 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 500 $10.67 $11.12 $23,140 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,640 $9.95 $10.32 $21,470 1.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 610 $16.71 $17.22 $35,820 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 220 $19.89 $19.66 $40,890 7.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 280 $13.01 $13.00 $27,040 5.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,610 $13.15 $13.49 $28,050 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $13.77 $14.88 $30,960 4.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $10.89 $11.57 $24,070 4.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $20.44 $19.97 $41,540 3.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $11.02 $11.04 $22,960 4.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,430 $10.47 $10.72 $22,310 1.8 %
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 120 $13.56 $14.27 $29,680 7.7 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $15.43 $15.16 $31,540 6.2 %
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 7,910 $13.94 $14.63 $30,430 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 750 $20.51 $22.57 $46,940 3.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 180 $15.93 $15.12 $31,450 8.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 840 $14.93 $15.23 $31,680 3.8 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (8) $17.29 $16.05 $33,380 14.1 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $9.74 $10.67 $22,200 13.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $13.45 $12.53 $26,070 4.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,400 $11.57 $12.44 $25,870 3.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $12.92 $13.10 $27,240 5.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 530 $15.64 $16.15 $33,590 2.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 540 $15.95 $16.12 $33,530 3.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers 190 $13.72 $13.43 $27,930 4.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 380 $12.94 $13.09 $27,230 4.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 130 $14.39 $14.25 $29,650 2.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $15.30 $15.67 $32,600 4.8 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 120 $16.31 $16.13 $33,550 6.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 170 $12.73 $13.22 $27,490 4.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $14.98 $15.09 $31,380 2.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 140 $11.32 $11.46 $23,850 6.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 160 $10.88 $10.59 $22,020 3.0 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 490 $10.49 $10.43 $21,700 2.6 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $9.16 $9.10 $18,930 3.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $11.14 $10.93 $22,740 4.3 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 90 $11.51 $11.90 $24,750 6.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $18.91 $19.02 $39,560 2.3 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $11.82 $12.00 $24,960 14.3 %
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 4,970 $14.16 $15.35 $31,920 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 460 $21.96 $23.08 $48,010 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $15.36 $15.75 $32,770 4.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $20.87 $20.51 $42,670 4.6 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 40 $13.23 $13.43 $27,940 8.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 $12.58 $15.15 $31,500 21.3 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 70 $15.15 $14.46 $30,080 16.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) $18.96 $20.17 $41,950 10.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $17.82 $18.62 $38,720 11.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 430 $16.68 $17.90 $37,230 4.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $16.66 $16.87 $35,100 1.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $16.95 $17.14 $35,640 3.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $12.10 $13.19 $27,430 5.1 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $20.99 $19.34 $40,220 8.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.60 $10.48 $21,790 4.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 390 $14.99 $15.43 $32,100 3.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 $15.11 $15.83 $32,930 7.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,020 $11.74 $12.65 $26,320 1.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 130 $14.48 $14.78 $30,740 2.5 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $14.85 $15.72 $32,690 8.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 260 $9.83 $10.02 $20,850 5.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $12.96 $13.04 $27,130 3.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,580 $12.02 $13.06 $27,160 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 190 $24.55 $23.96 $49,840 2.9 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 40 $12.81 $13.00 $27,040 16.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 710 $11.49 $12.19 $25,350 2.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $11.01 $11.46 $23,840 5.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $13.26 $12.56 $26,110 8.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $17.65 $17.28 $35,930 5.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $18.15 $18.11 $37,660 7.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $17.31 $17.99 $37,420 6.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $13.96 $15.00 $31,200 6.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 490 $8.71 $8.73 $18,170 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $9.23 $9.11 $18,940 8.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $9.54 $9.84 $20,460 8.3 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 $12.94 $12.23 $25,440 8.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $17.93 $17.80 $37,030 2.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $12.04 $12.37 $25,720 2.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $8.93 $9.09 $18,920 4.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $17.95 $17.70 $36,810 2.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 320 $10.27 $10.27 $21,360 5.0 %
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 5,860 $11.61 $12.63 $26,270 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $17.86 $18.41 $38,290 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 210 $22.64 $22.87 $47,580 3.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $11.94 $12.22 $25,420 12.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 430 $7.41 $9.86 $20,500 10.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 830 $13.96 $14.84 $30,870 4.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,050 $12.74 $13.64 $28,380 4.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $9.31 $9.40 $19,550 6.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 70 $7.33 $7.33 $15,250 4.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.01 $15.92 $33,120 3.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 400 $13.73 $13.12 $27,280 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 320 $8.59 $9.49 $19,740 6.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,390 $10.57 $10.91 $22,690 1.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $9.65 $10.42 $21,680 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 180 $7.91 $9.08 $18,880 5.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $11.90 $12.94 $26,920 3.0 %

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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