Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Olympia, WA



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 Olympia, WA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington.

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 Olympia, WA (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 96,260 $18.18 $21.37 $44,440 5.2 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,060 $43.65 $44.63 $92,830 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 $63.91 $69.75 $145,070 6.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 700 $49.12 $53.05 $110,350 3.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 170 (4) (4) $52,670 6.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $41.71 $40.39 $84,000 9.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $39.27 $43.06 $89,560 6.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 $45.68 $46.15 $95,990 7.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 150 $45.27 $46.46 $96,630 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $47.75 $48.87 $101,650 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 340 $44.05 $46.13 $95,940 3.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 90 $38.79 $39.72 $82,620 2.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $39.45 $45.76 $95,180 11.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $51.37 $51.90 $107,950 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $41.17 $46.10 $95,880 7.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $22.36 $21.87 $45,480 19.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $91,610 1.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $38.98 $46.08 $95,840 10.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $55.76 $53.58 $111,450 3.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $28.24 $27.44 $57,080 7.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $51.28 $51.49 $107,100 7.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $46.40 $45.85 $95,360 2.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 140 $19.38 $25.74 $53,540 14.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $41.43 $38.50 $80,090 8.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 $46.56 $45.69 $95,030 3.9 %
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 8,550 $28.63 $29.59 $61,540 2.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $20.41 $22.44 $46,680 9.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 280 $25.31 $25.17 $52,360 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 770 $25.88 $25.76 $53,580 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 240 $27.35 $27.49 $57,180 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $26.46 $24.95 $51,890 4.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $28.38 $43.30 $90,050 23.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 160 $21.85 $23.36 $48,580 5.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $22.60 $23.04 $47,930 6.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 620 $26.56 $27.60 $57,410 4.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $30.47 $30.51 $63,460 3.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 360 $29.93 $31.83 $66,200 5.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,850 $34.85 $34.34 $71,420 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 580 $28.98 $30.61 $63,680 5.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 870 $23.61 $24.33 $50,600 2.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $42.80 $43.87 $91,250 9.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $26.99 $33.13 $68,920 24.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 60 $22.61 $23.37 $48,610 4.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $23.62 $28.67 $59,630 9.2 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $13.40 $15.66 $32,580 12.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $30.58 $32.28 $67,150 8.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,210 $33.73 $33.64 $69,960 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $39.85 $38.83 $80,770 4.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 2,520 $34.90 $34.76 $72,290 3.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 210 $43.37 $43.00 $89,440 4.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 580 $22.89 $22.82 $47,470 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 190 $36.10 $37.51 $78,020 3.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $37.00 $36.95 $76,860 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $32.40 $31.69 $65,920 3.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $28.63 $30.12 $62,650 5.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $37.79 $38.25 $79,550 5.3 %
15-2041 Statisticians 130 $30.00 $30.00 $62,390 3.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,800 $31.88 $31.90 $66,350 2.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 110 $34.65 $35.38 $73,590 7.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $30.66 $29.99 $62,390 2.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 810 $35.16 $35.17 $73,150 2.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 130 $40.27 $39.57 $82,300 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 30 $29.69 $29.69 $61,750 7.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $39.39 $38.17 $79,390 11.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $17.83 $19.15 $39,840 7.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 240 $24.55 $24.37 $50,680 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $11.32 $15.28 $31,770 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $23.32 $22.91 $47,660 3.7 %
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 2,610 $28.39 $28.70 $59,690 2.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 260 $29.76 $30.42 $63,270 2.1 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 30 $32.10 $36.43 $75,770 5.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 30 $36.34 $36.71 $76,350 3.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $34.40 $33.21 $69,070 2.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 470 $25.91 $26.23 $54,570 3.1 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 130 $31.50 $31.42 $65,340 7.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $26.79 $28.55 $59,390 4.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $34.65 $33.30 $69,260 3.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 400 $32.36 $31.35 $65,200 2.5 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 70 $37.38 $37.03 $77,020 7.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 140 $17.94 $17.81 $37,040 3.6 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 140 $22.97 $22.49 $46,790 3.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 130 $25.29 $23.94 $49,800 2.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $24.37 $22.69 $47,200 4.7 %
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 2,340 $22.15 $21.90 $45,560 4.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 110 $17.94 $18.52 $38,530 3.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $27.40 $27.87 $57,970 2.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $20.30 $21.38 $44,460 2.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 240 $23.82 $23.47 $48,810 7.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $22.24 $21.23 $44,170 5.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $23.39 $23.80 $49,500 7.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $19.20 $19.73 $41,040 6.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 390 $27.33 $27.03 $56,210 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 360 $12.21 $13.91 $28,940 6.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $21.75 $20.32 $42,270 11.0 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,140 $31.27 $33.23 $69,110 4.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 450 $41.64 $42.27 $87,910 5.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $25.68 $23.47 $48,820 7.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $22.11 $22.52 $46,850 8.4 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 210 $23.67 $24.51 $50,990 3.2 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,620 $20.27 $22.01 $45,770 3.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $19.10 $21.09 $43,870 5.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $11.32 $12.36 $25,710 5.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $51,030 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 840 (4) (4) $53,090 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 470 (4) (4) $52,980 1.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 530 (4) (4) $55,960 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $59,520 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $51,630 2.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $52,180 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $52,380 1.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 180 $19.30 $19.79 $41,170 6.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 120 $17.70 $17.88 $37,180 4.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 930 (4) (4) $38,430 5.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $27.90 $27.21 $56,590 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $15.70 $16.23 $33,750 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $29.56 $27.71 $57,640 3.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,320 (4) (4) $26,570 1.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 100 $27.98 $28.09 $58,430 2.9 %
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 1,380 $20.61 $22.68 $47,170 6.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $15.61 $15.59 $32,430 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $20.96 $20.37 $42,380 6.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 320 (4) (4) $29,760 6.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 520 $28.61 $31.89 $66,340 8.6 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $21.38 $23.83 $49,570 5.6 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) $14.32 $15.26 $31,750 8.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $9.52 $12.54 $26,080 9.4 %
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 4,550 $33.34 $34.84 $72,460 3.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (5) $89.67 $186,500 17.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $49.95 $48.40 $100,670 2.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 $62.77 $64.59 $134,340 16.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 $76.01 $81.06 $168,600 8.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $42.25 $42.32 $88,020 5.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,490 $34.83 $34.59 $71,950 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $32.85 $31.77 $66,090 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $29.83 $30.14 $62,700 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $31.96 $31.91 $66,360 2.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $37.64 $42.22 $87,820 13.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $28.39 $28.66 $59,600 6.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $17.06 $18.11 $37,680 4.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $43.66 $42.70 $88,810 3.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $29.75 $29.96 $62,320 3.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $36.33 $35.53 $73,910 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $28.00 $28.07 $58,390 4.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 80 $29.86 $27.18 $56,540 7.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $17.23 $16.89 $35,130 2.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $14.80 $15.01 $31,210 5.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 330 $20.86 $20.63 $42,920 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $14.65 $16.12 $33,530 3.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 40 $19.45 $20.13 $41,870 2.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) $41.61 $40.10 $83,420 3.4 %
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 2,190 $14.49 $15.56 $32,370 4.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (8) $9.29 $9.39 $19,520 3.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 550 $10.98 $11.29 $23,490 4.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $14.19 $13.80 $28,710 5.1 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 160 $30.46 $30.02 $62,440 7.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 360 $18.03 $17.84 $37,120 6.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 490 $15.39 $15.83 $32,920 3.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 90 $15.76 $15.68 $32,610 3.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $17.05 $16.69 $34,720 4.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $10.73 $10.83 $22,520 6.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $16.78 $17.14 $35,650 3.2 %
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 1,510 $27.42 $26.86 $55,880 4.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $41.47 $42.17 $87,720 2.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $42.53 $43.04 $89,520 5.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 310 $30.22 $29.35 $61,050 3.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $28.68 $29.27 $60,890 5.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 400 $31.41 $30.76 $63,990 2.1 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators (8) $14.11 $15.33 $31,890 11.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 130 $15.29 $15.83 $32,930 3.3 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $9.13 $9.36 $19,480 2.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $11.74 $12.95 $26,940 4.5 %
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 8,570 $10.08 $11.45 $23,820 1.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $17.04 $17.34 $36,080 2.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 430 $9.12 $9.32 $19,380 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $12.34 $12.64 $26,290 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 810 $11.23 $12.34 $25,660 7.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $10.48 $10.44 $21,710 3.0 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 40 $13.20 $12.47 $25,940 11.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 $9.64 $10.37 $21,570 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 400 $13.66 $13.09 $27,220 4.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,060 $9.66 $10.08 $20,960 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 850 $9.02 $9.67 $20,110 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,480 $13.78 $13.75 $28,600 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 310 $8.91 $9.10 $18,940 2.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 450 $9.03 $9.14 $19,010 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 300 $9.11 $9.32 $19,390 1.8 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other (8) $10.67 $10.86 $22,580 3.5 %
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 2,600 $12.34 $13.35 $27,760 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $19.65 $22.67 $47,150 13.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $18.47 $20.34 $42,310 9.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,270 $12.74 $13.12 $27,280 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 440 $9.42 $10.49 $21,830 5.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 30 $14.74 $14.65 $30,480 8.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 680 $12.20 $13.50 $28,080 4.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,520 $11.32 $13.25 $27,550 3.6 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 70 $22.11 $23.21 $48,270 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $20.07 $22.01 $45,780 5.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $10.05 $10.95 $22,770 5.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 220 $9.48 $9.98 $20,760 3.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $13.02 $14.00 $29,110 9.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 360 $9.64 $10.40 $21,630 4.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $10.89 $11.32 $23,540 4.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 230 $16.48 $16.56 $34,440 10.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $11.08 $12.27 $25,520 3.6 %
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 8,880 $11.83 $16.03 $33,350 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 850 $18.69 $23.62 $49,120 8.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $26.65 $27.69 $57,600 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,840 $9.59 $10.63 $22,110 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 580 $12.48 $13.23 $27,510 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $14.66 $15.29 $31,800 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,580 $10.42 $12.86 $26,750 4.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $19.87 $23.98 $49,870 17.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $20.36 $27.25 $56,690 19.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $18.61 $22.35 $46,490 13.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 $23.69 $29.14 $60,620 10.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $30.18 $40.57 $84,380 13.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 530 $23.44 $28.04 $58,330 9.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $19.11 $23.03 $47,900 17.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $31.94 $38.55 $80,180 16.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 60 $16.32 $18.66 $38,810 14.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 160 $18.42 $20.52 $42,680 10.2 %
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 18,330 $15.63 $16.30 $33,910 3.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 960 $23.23 $23.40 $48,670 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 $13.81 $13.81 $28,730 6.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $19.18 $19.61 $40,790 6.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 430 $15.27 $16.64 $34,620 3.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,650 $16.48 $16.56 $34,450 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $21.38 $20.69 $43,040 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $16.94 $16.58 $34,490 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 370 $11.84 $12.27 $25,530 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $17.40 $17.45 $36,290 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $9.79 $10.53 $21,900 4.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $9.06 $9.34 $19,420 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 180 $14.80 $14.74 $30,660 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $13.47 $13.50 $28,090 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $17.62 $17.39 $36,180 2.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $15.37 $15.54 $32,330 2.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $19.18 $18.00 $37,440 7.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $18.27 $18.19 $37,830 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 880 $12.51 $12.70 $26,420 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 190 $17.58 $17.71 $36,830 4.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $17.93 $19.67 $40,910 6.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $16.49 $17.93 $37,290 3.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.11 (c) $50,150 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 (c) $23.77 (c) $22.32 (c) $46,430 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 (c) $23.97 (c) $22.34 (c) $46,470 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $21.68 $20.35 $42,320 4.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 190 $13.42 $13.76 $28,620 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,700 $11.63 $12.24 $25,470 4.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 710 $24.28 $25.26 $52,530 6.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 250 $20.33 $20.14 $41,890 3.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 600 $16.95 $17.22 $35,820 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,970 $17.88 $18.19 $37,840 3.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $14.37 $16.36 $34,040 10.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $12.84 $12.73 $26,490 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 600 $19.27 $18.95 $39,410 4.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $16.38 $15.78 $32,830 6.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,000 $13.73 $13.85 $28,800 3.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $10.61 $12.38 $25,740 7.3 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 40 $17.30 $17.66 $36,740 4.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 280 $13.85 $15.24 $31,710 3.6 %
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 370 $19.54 $19.14 $39,800 7.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $9.98 $10.15 $21,120 4.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $9.53 $11.40 $23,710 2.7 %
45-4021 Fallers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 60 $23.19 $23.26 $48,390 5.2 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 $25.80 $26.75 $55,640 3.8 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 4,220 $20.25 $22.62 $47,050 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $34.53 $35.33 $73,480 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 800 $20.88 $23.46 $48,790 7.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $22.42 $22.06 $45,880 3.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 620 $14.74 $16.76 $34,860 7.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 380 $21.18 $23.43 $48,740 3.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90 $18.09 $18.43 $38,330 17.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 400 $24.13 $25.69 $53,430 8.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $16.01 $17.38 $36,150 5.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 270 $16.09 $17.54 $36,480 5.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $18.81 $22.95 $47,730 11.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $15.99 $17.14 $35,650 7.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 200 $29.13 $28.52 $59,310 16.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $25.39 $27.37 $56,920 11.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $11.79 $12.22 $25,410 7.4 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 80 $12.82 $14.63 $30,430 11.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $30.52 $30.60 $63,640 3.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $22.55 $22.50 $46,800 3.4 %
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 3,170 $20.09 $20.58 $42,810 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $29.27 $29.94 $62,280 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $18.53 $20.51 $42,660 10.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $28.61 $27.82 $57,870 4.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $31.17 $30.69 $63,840 3.3 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 30 $19.00 $18.77 $39,040 9.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $19.98 $21.09 $43,870 4.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $21.91 $21.89 $45,530 4.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 230 $21.96 $22.07 $45,910 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $19.05 $20.61 $42,870 3.5 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $14.48 $14.90 $30,990 8.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.33 $10.98 $22,830 5.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $24.50 $24.20 $50,330 4.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $18.47 $18.56 $38,600 6.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $22.90 $22.93 $47,700 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 820 $18.67 $18.55 $38,570 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $10.79 $11.84 $24,630 4.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 90 $13.38 $15.03 $31,260 7.9 %
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 2,460 $14.40 $16.01 $33,300 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 170 $25.02 $25.31 $52,640 3.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 240 $12.35 $13.13 $27,310 2.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $11.71 $12.85 $26,720 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $14.11 $14.61 $30,390 4.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $14.87 $16.35 $34,010 8.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $17.05 $17.56 $36,530 3.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $15.93 $17.03 $35,420 4.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $15.39 $16.22 $33,750 3.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 70 $16.81 $17.34 $36,080 9.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $19.38 $20.03 $41,670 2.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $20.92 $20.77 $43,200 6.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $9.75 $10.60 $22,050 5.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $9.19 $9.35 $19,460 5.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $15.09 $15.92 $33,110 5.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $13.04 $13.11 $27,260 4.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $23.70 $23.81 $49,510 2.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $17.98 $18.99 $39,500 10.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $10.20 $12.30 $25,590 6.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 120 $11.56 $12.17 $25,320 4.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 90 $11.41 $13.66 $28,410 20.0 %
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 5,190 $15.29 $15.93 $33,130 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $20.10 $20.68 $43,020 6.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $26.58 $28.19 $58,630 3.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 240 $19.01 $18.82 $39,150 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 420 $15.86 $15.55 $32,340 1.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $13.40 $14.58 $30,320 6.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 900 $19.32 $20.10 $41,810 1.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 550 $14.61 $15.17 $31,550 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $10.50 $10.69 $22,230 3.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) $11.47 $11.94 $24,840 4.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $10.99 $11.56 $24,050 5.7 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 30 $29.71 $30.31 $63,040 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 330 $15.37 $15.25 $31,720 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $9.61 $10.48 $21,790 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 950 $11.84 $12.93 $26,900 4.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 200 $13.10 $12.83 $26,680 10.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 410 $10.46 $11.31 $23,530 2.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 70 $16.92 $16.34 $33,990 6.9 %

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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