Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Salinas, 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 Salinas, 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 Salinas, 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 158,310 $14.65 $19.89 $41,370 3.0 %
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 7,190 $41.01 $47.55 $98,890 3.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 (5) $84.91 $176,620 5.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,030 $44.02 $50.44 $104,920 2.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $37,780 6.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $37.85 $38.77 $80,640 5.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 240 $64.38 $69.94 $145,480 7.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 460 $34.90 $44.26 $92,070 11.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $35.02 $39.25 $81,630 5.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 240 $33.73 $34.36 $71,460 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 200 $63.21 $68.78 $143,060 7.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 500 $46.30 $47.70 $99,220 3.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $52.62 $51.93 $108,010 2.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $39.65 $42.13 $87,630 7.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $41.07 $39.16 $81,450 5.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $33.26 $38.72 $80,540 8.9 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 140 $34.64 $36.90 $76,760 3.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $56.39 $68.34 $142,140 18.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $23.13 $23.82 $49,550 2.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 560 (4) (4) $89,950 4.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $49.18 $45.97 $95,610 12.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $58.76 $62.28 $129,550 10.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 460 $23.91 $25.41 $52,860 3.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 190 $21.64 $24.21 $50,360 4.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 450 $42.54 $63.22 $131,500 18.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 210 $41.54 $36.95 $76,860 10.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $24.82 $30.99 $64,470 7.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 200 $46.23 $49.02 $101,970 5.1 %
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 5,030 $28.49 $31.80 $66,130 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $25.10 $27.41 $57,010 6.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $22.47 $24.49 $50,930 6.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 130 $34.45 $33.66 $70,010 3.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $23.75 $26.29 $54,670 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $29.32 $30.11 $62,640 5.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $24.30 $25.65 $53,350 4.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $25.42 $26.93 $56,020 4.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (8) $23.43 $26.64 $55,400 5.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 170 $25.90 $28.22 $58,690 4.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $35.31 $35.05 $72,910 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 430 $43.02 $46.32 $96,350 10.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $19.12 $21.66 $45,050 6.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,510 $28.12 $29.85 $62,090 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 880 $27.73 $31.17 $64,830 3.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 $30.62 $30.97 $64,420 4.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $26.97 $30.58 $63,610 10.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) $37.50 $41.12 $85,520 7.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 160 $29.11 $38.34 $79,750 14.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $33.60 $38.71 $80,510 9.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 70 $18.16 $20.38 $42,390 10.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 130 $29.61 $33.90 $70,520 6.9 %
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 1,970 $37.61 $39.35 $81,860 5.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $38.33 $40.55 $84,340 4.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 230 $51.65 $59.22 $123,180 18.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 $37.16 $38.63 $80,340 10.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 360 $22.51 $22.83 $47,480 2.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 320 $43.00 $43.01 $89,460 5.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $30.49 $33.77 $70,230 7.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $34.02 $34.42 $71,580 3.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $29.89 $30.12 $62,640 7.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 400 $40.16 $40.30 $83,820 4.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (8) $47.62 $48.12 $100,090 10.4 %
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 1,080 $33.25 $35.31 $73,450 3.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $40.21 $44.87 $93,340 13.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $35.88 $34.09 $70,910 6.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 170 $30.20 $34.45 $71,650 8.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $34.30 $35.01 $72,810 3.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $38.67 $41.75 $86,850 7.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $37.63 $39.26 $81,650 7.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 70 $48.24 $46.40 $96,520 8.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $24.32 $25.24 $52,500 6.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $29.37 $29.64 $61,650 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $38.77 $39.21 $81,560 7.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $28.58 $27.90 $58,040 6.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $30.12 $29.96 $62,320 5.9 %
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 1,070 $33.77 $36.94 $76,830 4.9 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists (8) $37.93 $39.59 $82,350 4.1 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $34.32 $34.76 $72,290 3.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $23.94 $25.00 $52,000 5.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $42.16 $43.05 $89,550 7.0 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 90 $37.64 $38.90 $80,920 2.5 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 70 $18.45 $18.62 $38,740 5.3 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,120 $22.07 $24.78 $51,530 5.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $18.30 $19.32 $40,180 2.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (8) $30.01 $30.33 $63,090 2.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1019 Counselors, All Other (8) $19.91 $19.93 $41,440 5.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $18.51 $20.17 $41,940 6.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $27.53 $27.02 $56,190 5.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $23.63 $26.85 $55,840 19.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 $34.10 $32.39 $67,370 7.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 190 $17.69 $18.47 $38,410 4.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 400 $17.03 $17.57 $36,540 6.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $22.57 $23.62 $49,130 7.3 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $25.26 $28.66 $59,610 9.7 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 700 $40.39 $46.59 $96,900 9.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 390 $54.85 $57.56 $119,730 8.4 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 150 $21.26 $21.55 $44,830 6.7 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 12,630 $26.37 $27.58 $57,360 8.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $66,210 9.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $74,820 19.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $18.17 $23.43 $48,730 8.4 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 190 (4) (4) $60,230 3.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $17.47 $18.36 $38,180 5.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 510 (4) (4) $60,400 6.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 3,980 (4) (4) $54,870 4.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $56,690 4.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $60,180 3.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $49,790 11.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $53,150 8.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (4) (4) $64,160 2.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $22.19 $23.30 $48,460 4.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 120 $27.24 $27.42 $57,040 12.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 2,340 (4) (4) $77,370 3.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $30.59 $31.14 $64,770 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $17.83 $18.04 $37,520 5.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 170 $33.40 $35.58 $74,010 5.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,270 (4) (4) $25,580 4.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 380 $20.79 $19.77 $41,130 9.0 %
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 2,280 $23.72 $27.31 $56,790 5.9 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 $31.27 $35.69 $74,220 7.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $14.02 $14.00 $29,120 3.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 260 $18.33 $22.55 $46,900 12.3 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $25.61 $25.23 $52,480 6.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $39,880 7.6 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (8) $36.51 $38.11 (4) 4.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 220 $25.64 $31.54 $65,600 10.9 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $23.16 $25.07 $52,150 3.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) $20.17 $21.32 $44,340 4.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) $23.18 $24.90 $51,800 4.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 5,980 $37.07 $40.86 $84,980 6.2 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 $26.46 $33.52 $69,730 20.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 90 (5) $93.37 $194,220 15.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $30.56 $31.23 $64,970 3.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $57.95 $56.72 $117,970 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 (5) $73.66 $153,210 28.4 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) $59.80 $64.68 $134,530 13.8 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) (5) $95.86 $199,380 27.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (5) $92.08 $191,520 17.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $60.18 $74.21 $154,350 22.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $44.86 $42.66 $88,730 4.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,300 $41.63 $42.21 $87,790 6.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $38.21 $37.85 $78,730 3.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $37.31 $39.05 $81,220 5.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $39.30 $36.93 $76,810 12.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $41.50 $39.70 $82,580 4.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $39.33 $43.58 $90,650 15.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $43.37 $41.99 $87,330 8.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $24.59 $24.14 $50,220 5.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $47.27 $46.41 $96,530 8.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 $25.20 $28.96 $60,230 12.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $38.99 $37.01 $76,990 7.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $31.54 $32.16 $66,900 3.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 240 $18.98 $19.28 $40,110 12.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 260 $17.30 $17.46 $36,310 3.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $20.85 $21.99 $45,730 7.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 110 $15.10 $15.94 $33,150 7.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 530 $24.49 $26.58 $55,290 4.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $17.33 $18.16 $37,780 5.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $19.20 $18.93 $39,380 10.0 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $21.15 $20.88 $43,430 3.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $38.76 $35.50 $73,840 6.5 %
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 3,400 $15.59 $16.31 $33,930 3.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 470 $10.47 $10.95 $22,780 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 830 $14.80 $14.94 $31,070 7.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 70 $16.73 $16.51 $34,350 4.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 180 $17.85 $22.13 $46,030 11.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 490 $18.26 $18.17 $37,800 3.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 950 $16.61 $17.39 $36,160 4.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $18.93 $16.99 $35,340 19.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $19.92 $22.32 $46,420 8.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $15.53 $14.79 $30,760 12.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $14.31 $14.82 $30,830 12.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 120 $14.79 $15.19 $31,600 10.8 %
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 4,770 $29.50 $28.04 $58,330 6.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (8) $51.21 $52.06 $108,290 3.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 110 $30.58 $37.15 $77,280 10.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 90 $23.41 $23.66 $49,210 7.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 570 $23.56 $26.06 $54,210 5.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 770 $34.40 $34.33 $71,400 3.0 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $19.25 $19.44 $40,440 5.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 810 $10.24 $11.28 $23,460 3.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $10.86 $11.04 $22,970 4.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $10.75 $12.12 $25,200 7.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 110 $18.10 $18.36 $38,200 4.2 %
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 14,920 $9.28 $10.58 $22,000 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 200 $19.71 $21.66 $45,060 3.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 810 $14.80 $15.06 $31,330 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 950 $9.12 $9.62 $20,000 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 350 $15.00 $15.54 $32,320 4.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,340 $11.97 $12.23 $25,450 1.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 160 $11.07 $11.23 $23,350 5.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,560 $9.33 $10.06 $20,930 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 580 $9.55 $10.58 $22,000 2.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,130 $9.07 $9.80 $20,380 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,070 $8.99 $9.43 $19,610 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,030 $8.66 $9.70 $20,180 4.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 300 $9.11 $11.44 $23,800 7.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 850 $8.63 $9.09 $18,900 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,080 $9.02 $9.53 $19,820 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 470 $9.12 $9.59 $19,940 2.0 %
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 5,630 $11.55 $13.08 $27,200 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 300 $17.21 $18.56 $38,600 5.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 200 $24.59 $24.76 $51,510 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,740 $11.97 $13.07 $27,190 4.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,970 $9.77 $10.21 $21,230 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $15.99 $16.53 $34,380 4.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,210 $13.21 $13.76 $28,620 2.4 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 80 $15.43 $18.04 $37,520 10.7 %
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 2,940 $10.48 $11.76 $24,470 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $14.52 $15.50 $32,250 5.9 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (8) $11.27 $12.40 $25,780 5.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 280 $10.66 $11.65 $24,240 6.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $10.37 $10.16 $21,130 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $9.47 $10.08 $20,960 2.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 40 $12.22 $11.60 $24,140 14.6 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (8) $9.37 $9.77 $20,330 4.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 160 $9.95 $10.72 $22,290 4.8 %
39-6012 Concierges 60 $10.94 $11.27 $23,440 3.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 80 $11.51 $13.08 $27,210 5.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 740 $9.51 $10.18 $21,180 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 390 $12.16 $11.81 $24,560 7.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 210 $12.59 $16.99 $35,340 20.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 250 $10.41 $12.14 $25,250 2.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 14,890 $12.03 $16.93 $35,210 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,470 $18.38 $20.49 $42,620 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 200 $25.61 $33.61 $69,900 13.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,000 $9.60 $11.19 $23,270 3.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 820 $9.40 $11.19 $23,270 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 380 $15.80 $16.51 $34,350 4.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,000 $10.85 $12.46 $25,920 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 140 $21.42 $23.04 $47,930 12.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $23.00 $28.16 $58,560 13.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 290 $37.75 $44.19 $91,910 11.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $14.74 $15.35 $31,930 7.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 490 $23.01 $25.62 $53,290 5.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $34.52 $36.03 $74,940 6.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,200 $32.62 $35.99 $74,870 5.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $27.67 $34.23 $71,200 22.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $29.70 $38.28 $79,610 11.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 200 $12.70 $13.20 $27,450 4.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 160 $11.82 $14.74 $30,650 14.2 %
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 20,640 $16.02 $16.99 $35,340 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,510 $23.34 $24.87 $51,730 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 $14.16 $15.22 $31,650 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $18.28 $18.40 $38,280 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $18.02 $18.24 $37,950 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,950 $18.52 $18.97 $39,450 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 290 $17.48 $18.11 $37,660 5.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $20.08 $20.05 $41,700 4.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 430 $12.70 $13.24 $27,530 5.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 230 $18.88 $20.32 $42,260 5.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 880 $17.14 $17.50 $36,390 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 280 $12.87 $12.68 $26,380 3.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 810 $11.05 $11.45 $23,820 3.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $20.51 $19.61 $40,790 5.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 $12.33 $12.68 $26,370 10.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $16.13 $16.80 $34,950 6.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $16.72 $15.82 $32,910 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $15.47 $15.34 $31,900 2.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 $21.10 $20.91 $43,490 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 870 $12.27 $12.58 $26,180 2.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 100 $13.66 $14.01 $29,150 4.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 410 $19.74 $19.41 $40,380 2.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 50 $23.38 $24.54 $51,040 10.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $15.77 $15.78 $32,830 6.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 250 $17.77 $17.86 $37,140 3.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $26.32 $24.72 $51,410 10.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.61 (c) $49,110 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 340 (c) $23.63 (c) $22.69 (c) $47,200 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.44 (c) $46,680 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $18.47 $20.05 $41,700 2.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $13.15 $14.34 $29,830 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,570 $10.72 $11.96 $24,890 3.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $14.41 $14.96 $31,120 4.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,730 $19.35 $19.92 $41,430 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $22.65 $23.14 $48,140 3.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,030 $15.72 $16.53 $34,380 5.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 980 $15.65 $16.15 $33,600 3.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 $16.15 $16.16 $33,610 5.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 200 $14.71 $15.71 $32,670 3.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $13.20 $13.18 $27,420 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,930 $13.62 $13.96 $29,040 3.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $11.06 $14.11 $29,350 22.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 220 $11.19 $13.60 $28,280 9.7 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 24,590 $8.93 $9.72 $20,220 1.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 750 $17.75 $19.36 $40,280 3.6 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 100 $14.98 $17.52 $36,430 15.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 950 $9.03 $9.56 $19,880 4.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 1,180 $13.02 $12.75 $26,530 2.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 21,230 $8.79 $9.13 $18,990 1.2 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $11.24 $12.44 $25,870 15.8 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 110 $10.33 $12.16 $25,300 2.4 %
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 5,610 $23.46 $23.93 $49,780 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 350 $32.50 $33.63 $69,940 2.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $26.78 $28.16 $58,570 8.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,200 $26.00 $25.95 $53,970 4.2 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 130 $20.44 $21.94 $45,640 4.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $23.91 $22.49 $46,770 12.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,060 $16.26 $17.44 $36,280 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 $28.46 $27.95 $58,140 4.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 130 $21.32 $21.57 $44,860 8.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 350 $30.99 $30.32 $63,060 6.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers 70 $23.05 $25.04 $52,080 12.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 490 $22.85 $22.60 $47,000 5.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $23.90 $23.99 $49,890 4.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 120 $22.06 $22.05 $45,870 5.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 190 $22.58 $21.73 $45,200 4.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 240 $31.69 $29.82 $62,010 6.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 120 $15.19 $15.80 $32,850 9.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 $16.23 $16.07 $33,430 4.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $33.65 $33.25 $69,160 2.9 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 90 $13.68 $14.45 $30,060 10.5 %
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 4,410 $20.12 $21.26 $44,220 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 350 $30.83 $31.60 $65,720 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $22.07 $22.38 $46,550 5.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $28.64 $28.83 $59,970 5.1 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 40 $12.79 $13.12 $27,290 10.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $28.25 $26.27 $54,640 13.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $18.76 $21.82 $45,390 18.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 640 $20.01 $21.39 $44,500 5.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $22.47 $22.59 $46,990 4.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 140 $15.87 $18.39 $38,250 7.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $22.20 $22.03 $45,820 3.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $15.86 $17.80 $37,030 7.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $28.48 $27.76 $57,730 9.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 $27.38 $26.79 $55,720 5.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,490 $16.89 $17.81 $37,050 3.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $19.91 $20.69 $43,030 5.5 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $17.90 $18.68 $38,860 4.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $12.45 $12.18 $25,340 4.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 250 $20.65 $21.48 $44,690 6.0 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 5,810 $12.10 $15.18 $31,570 4.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 330 $24.12 $25.09 $52,180 3.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $13.26 $13.42 $27,900 7.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 30 $19.47 $18.33 $38,120 5.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 120 $11.62 $14.78 $30,740 8.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 130 $10.63 $13.38 $27,830 12.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $13.06 $13.91 $28,940 4.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $15.46 $16.43 $34,180 4.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 130 $10.93 $11.75 $24,440 4.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $9.05 $9.17 $19,070 4.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $18.41 $19.46 $40,470 6.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $20.58 $21.78 $45,300 7.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $15.12 $15.51 $32,260 4.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 270 $10.29 $11.38 $23,660 6.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 220 $9.16 $9.47 $19,690 5.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $10.06 $11.65 $24,240 9.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $12.92 $16.22 $33,730 21.4 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $9.57 $10.46 $21,750 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 280 $27.11 $27.24 $56,670 3.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $19.56 $22.73 $47,280 5.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 900 $10.96 $10.80 $22,470 4.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $19.84 $22.27 $46,330 8.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 480 $9.51 $12.05 $25,070 7.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $15.72 $21.72 $45,180 24.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $12.41 $13.25 $27,560 6.6 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 410 $8.92 $9.24 $19,210 4.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 160 $12.44 $11.93 $24,820 6.2 %
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 10,650 $11.62 $13.35 $27,760 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 240 $15.44 $17.77 $36,950 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $23.67 $24.56 $51,080 3.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $20.11 $19.87 $41,340 5.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $15.68 $16.19 $33,680 4.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 540 $10.86 $11.27 $23,440 6.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,460 $17.49 $17.74 $36,900 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,170 $11.46 $12.94 $26,920 5.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 200 $10.17 $11.22 $23,330 7.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 130 $15.26 $16.99 $35,350 17.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 110 $8.71 $9.21 $19,160 4.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 130 $9.23 $10.03 $20,860 5.7 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 50 $11.22 $11.65 $24,220 4.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 900 $13.53 $13.89 $28,900 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $9.13 $10.54 $21,930 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,040 $10.42 $11.85 $24,650 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,420 $9.58 $9.81 $20,410 3.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 100 $21.22 $20.70 $43,060 2.6 %

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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