Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, 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 90,080 $17.08 $21.75 $45,230 2.0 %
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 5,210 $42.09 $47.58 $98,970 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $77.47 $80.22 $166,850 5.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,820 $44.10 $51.25 $106,600 4.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (4) (4) $48,550 5.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 220 $59.27 $63.27 $131,600 7.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 290 $38.14 $49.25 $102,430 7.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 270 $38.05 $40.71 $84,690 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $55.91 $58.24 $121,150 5.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 370 $38.52 $43.87 $91,250 3.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $49.60 $56.59 $117,710 9.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $48.56 $47.98 $99,790 2.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $40.16 $41.40 $86,120 6.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $39.15 $44.15 $91,820 6.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $25.30 $32.81 $68,240 5.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $21.80 $23.20 $48,250 7.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $102,500 3.6 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 $32.36 $38.13 $79,300 3.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $63.86 $67.24 $139,860 6.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $23.04 $23.64 $49,160 3.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $18.58 $20.32 $42,270 9.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $43.32 $44.23 $92,000 3.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $42.57 $54.87 $114,130 14.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 120 $27.54 $29.86 $62,110 12.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $29.88 $32.65 $67,920 5.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 210 $46.57 $49.44 $102,840 5.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,650 $27.28 $29.97 $62,340 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $22.98 $30.45 $63,340 12.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $24.46 $29.14 $60,610 5.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $27.19 $28.00 $58,250 6.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $24.04 $25.15 $52,310 2.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $25.61 $29.70 $61,780 6.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $22.63 $25.69 $53,440 6.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $25.09 $27.16 $56,480 5.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $28.22 $28.30 $58,870 2.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $28.51 $28.34 $58,950 3.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $30.56 $33.28 $69,220 3.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 430 $37.81 $39.53 $82,230 7.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $12.48 $15.29 $31,800 13.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 720 $25.68 $26.76 $55,670 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 580 $29.76 $30.35 $63,120 2.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (8) $30.73 $32.55 $67,710 1.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $27.88 $37.21 $77,410 17.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $28.92 $40.17 $83,550 18.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $23.30 $29.73 $61,830 11.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 70 $21.90 $18.97 $39,450 20.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $22.86 $23.15 $48,150 3.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,800 $34.46 $35.37 $73,570 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 250 $33.50 $34.57 $71,900 5.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 260 $37.50 $38.80 $80,710 5.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 250 $44.63 $48.32 $100,510 3.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 $23.33 $24.33 $50,600 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 160 $35.92 $37.14 $77,240 3.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $33.12 $32.92 $68,470 6.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $31.82 $36.02 $74,910 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 310 $35.78 $31.84 $66,230 18.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $36.92 $39.09 $81,310 3.7 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 960 $36.84 $40.68 $84,620 5.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $33.91 $35.48 $73,800 5.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $39.37 $40.18 $83,560 6.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 140 $48.13 $49.58 $103,120 8.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 100 $53.62 $53.36 $111,000 8.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 $40.38 $44.23 $92,000 8.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $45.98 $47.27 $98,320 4.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $23.93 $24.97 $51,930 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $28.53 $30.24 $62,890 7.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $18.14 $18.36 $38,180 2.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,360 $25.85 $28.86 $60,030 5.8 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 $19.28 $24.25 $50,440 15.9 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 40 $41.90 $42.88 $89,190 6.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 110 $29.24 $28.95 $60,220 5.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 130 $33.16 $32.52 $67,640 10.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $32.79 $33.60 $69,880 4.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $25.62 $31.87 $66,290 15.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 100 $29.14 $35.44 $73,720 19.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 90 $17.87 $19.08 $39,700 3.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $28.95 $28.52 $59,310 4.5 %
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 2,230 $22.20 $23.18 $48,210 4.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $14.72 $16.95 $35,260 10.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (8) $25.40 $27.21 $56,590 4.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $17.92 $20.41 $42,440 10.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $17.48 $19.01 $39,550 4.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $23.67 $23.00 $47,850 7.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $23.56 $24.04 $50,010 4.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 340 $25.91 $24.71 $51,390 7.8 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $18.63 $22.87 $47,570 9.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 200 $20.04 $21.43 $44,580 6.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 280 $14.36 $16.28 $33,860 7.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $18.44 $19.35 $40,250 4.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $29.02 $29.08 $60,500 5.9 %
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 370 $45.97 $52.84 $109,900 6.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 260 $54.47 $61.50 $127,910 7.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 $28.06 $27.55 $57,300 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 9,150 $21.84 $25.04 $52,080 4.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $22.33 $24.84 $51,660 2.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 520 $13.14 $13.86 $28,830 4.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 (4) (4) $58,150 4.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 990 (4) (4) $53,630 5.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 330 (4) (4) $51,370 5.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,210 (4) (4) $62,680 3.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 40 (4) (4) $60,300 6.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $68,150 4.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 290 $14.83 $18.09 $37,620 10.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,130 (4) (4) $52,690 8.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $30.59 $30.72 $63,900 6.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 140 $21.04 $20.92 $43,500 6.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 170 $32.57 $33.77 $70,240 6.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,150 (4) (4) $27,310 2.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 140 $12.82 $15.95 $33,170 9.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,330 $21.19 $24.64 $51,250 5.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $14.27 $15.42 $32,070 11.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $23.75 $23.90 $49,710 3.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 180 (4) (4) $43,390 16.9 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $12.25 $14.39 $29,940 2.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 250 $20.30 $20.75 $43,150 5.5 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $24.24 $23.91 $49,730 5.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $23.70 $26.31 $54,720 8.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $21.38 $20.60 $42,850 9.3 %
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 3,980 $36.99 $42.05 $87,470 5.9 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $23.44 $28.22 $58,700 19.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 (5) $85.03 $176,860 21.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $60.62 $60.66 $126,170 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $71.02 $65.71 $136,680 6.0 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 24.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 16.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $45.81 $44.68 $92,930 3.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,300 $40.54 $42.31 $88,010 4.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $29.08 $28.76 $59,810 8.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $37.57 $37.15 $77,280 3.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (8) $32.96 $33.00 $68,650 5.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $35.21 $33.57 $69,830 5.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $44.04 $48.29 $100,430 12.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 30 $29.15 $30.59 $63,620 5.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $18.79 $19.67 $40,920 5.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 320 $41.43 $39.04 $81,210 9.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $45.94 $45.75 $95,170 8.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (8) $29.65 $29.26 $60,850 3.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $18.35 $18.24 $37,950 4.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $18.55 $18.70 $38,890 8.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 140 $23.61 $23.44 $48,750 3.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $16.61 $17.21 $35,800 4.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $18.02 $17.88 $37,200 5.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $24.64 $26.08 $54,240 3.3 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $37.51 $34.48 $71,710 10.4 %
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 2,410 $14.96 $15.62 $32,490 3.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 190 $10.51 $11.33 $23,560 6.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 690 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (8) $26.65 $26.61 $55,350 2.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 50 $10.46 $13.76 $28,620 14.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 360 $15.21 $15.97 $33,210 5.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 550 $17.09 $17.24 $35,850 3.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 140 $11.29 $11.34 $23,580 4.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $13.79 $14.03 $29,170 7.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $17.23 $17.12 $35,610 3.6 %
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 1,600 $23.26 $25.14 $52,280 6.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $52.31 $52.16 $108,500 2.3 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $28.56 $31.24 $64,970 3.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 210 $18.91 $21.83 $45,410 1.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 350 $37.37 $37.06 $77,080 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 370 $12.88 $13.93 $28,980 5.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 220 $16.55 $17.27 $35,920 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 9,630 $9.20 $10.40 $21,630 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $18.74 $19.75 $41,080 5.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 610 $13.69 $14.30 $29,740 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 840 $8.91 $9.19 $19,110 2.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $12.04 $12.85 $26,740 5.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 560 $11.91 $12.34 $25,670 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $11.49 $11.57 $24,060 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 640 $10.03 $10.77 $22,400 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 600 $8.64 $9.69 $20,160 5.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,860 $8.95 $9.44 $19,630 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 490 $8.75 $9.13 $18,990 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,990 $8.85 $10.42 $21,680 6.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 $9.37 $10.75 $22,360 10.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 610 $8.88 $9.71 $20,200 5.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 570 $9.05 $9.21 $19,150 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 300 $9.12 $9.27 $19,290 1.7 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,050 $12.28 $13.56 $28,210 3.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $18.91 $19.55 $40,670 4.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 150 $23.25 $23.51 $48,910 5.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,100 $11.15 $12.36 $25,710 6.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 650 $9.11 $9.53 $19,830 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 870 $14.51 $14.97 $31,140 3.5 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $16.79 $16.77 $34,880 10.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,840 $11.36 $13.42 $27,910 5.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 160 $15.86 $17.03 $35,420 11.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $11.14 $11.51 $23,950 6.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $8.03 $8.85 $18,400 12.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 470 $9.28 $9.69 $20,150 2.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $11.99 $14.90 $30,990 16.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $14.09 $15.96 $33,200 15.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 360 $9.99 $11.03 $22,940 4.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 620 $11.27 $11.62 $24,180 4.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 380 $19.75 $21.44 $44,600 11.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $12.53 $13.14 $27,330 6.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,030 $12.92 $17.13 $35,630 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,040 $18.10 $19.46 $40,480 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $33.37 $35.95 $74,770 5.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,830 $10.45 $12.75 $26,510 4.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 550 $9.12 $12.25 $25,470 11.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $15.90 $16.12 $33,540 3.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,320 $10.97 $12.42 $25,840 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $26.64 $25.97 $54,020 4.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $16.36 $22.25 $46,280 17.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $30.98 $48.57 $101,030 13.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 260 $25.52 $30.82 $64,110 12.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $28.74 $33.89 $70,500 8.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 890 $28.82 $32.90 $68,430 6.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $38.35 $45.64 $94,930 17.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 130 $11.70 $12.18 $25,340 8.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 120 $16.18 $17.12 $35,610 7.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15,510 $15.41 $16.50 $34,310 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,110 $23.74 $24.14 $50,200 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $12.39 $13.60 $28,290 6.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 $17.60 $17.94 $37,310 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 310 $15.86 $16.76 $34,870 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,490 $19.60 $19.94 $41,470 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $19.36 $19.05 $39,620 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $16.15 $16.93 $35,210 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 530 $11.95 $12.56 $26,130 3.5 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (8) $13.67 $15.23 $31,690 14.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 580 $16.95 $18.62 $38,720 4.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $10.18 $11.33 $23,560 8.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $10.54 $10.58 $22,020 4.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $12.87 $16.34 $33,990 17.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 $17.05 $16.48 $34,290 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $23.94 $24.40 $50,740 5.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $14.93 $16.36 $34,030 12.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $15.91 $15.96 $33,190 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $19.38 $19.56 $40,670 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 700 $11.82 $12.37 $25,730 2.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 220 $15.07 $15.52 $32,280 4.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $15.99 $16.74 $34,820 5.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.62 (c) $49,130 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 290 (c) $23.63 (c) $22.61 (c) $47,030 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $19.83 $20.39 $42,400 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 550 $12.92 $14.03 $29,180 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,580 $10.80 $12.30 $25,590 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,240 $19.66 $20.37 $42,370 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $23.19 $23.15 $48,150 3.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 620 $15.01 $15.66 $32,570 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 670 $15.63 $15.80 $32,850 3.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $20.20 $20.46 $42,560 3.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $13.43 $15.09 $31,380 5.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 140 $18.46 $19.39 $40,330 7.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,410 $11.77 $12.75 $26,520 3.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $9.69 $10.31 $21,440 3.3 %
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 740 $9.45 $11.89 $24,720 7.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 70 $22.82 $26.94 $56,040 12.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 550 $9.01 $9.39 $19,520 2.3 %
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 3,870 $23.82 $24.20 $50,330 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 230 $33.07 $32.54 $67,670 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $30.18 $25.80 $53,670 14.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 530 $28.65 $29.27 $60,880 5.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $19.80 $20.85 $43,370 8.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 650 $15.10 $17.41 $36,210 7.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $21.65 $22.18 $46,120 9.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 90 $27.91 $28.25 $58,760 3.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 200 $26.51 $25.18 $52,380 5.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 190 $32.17 $33.41 $69,490 5.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $17.35 $18.45 $38,370 8.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 $26.22 $26.47 $55,070 3.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 180 $24.76 $26.74 $55,610 7.0 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $17.46 $17.52 $36,450 7.1 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 30 $15.52 $14.74 $30,660 11.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $32.14 $32.17 $66,920 5.8 %
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 2,570 $20.29 $21.44 $44,590 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $30.66 $31.66 $65,850 4.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $24.89 $21.97 $45,710 11.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $28.30 $27.57 $57,350 3.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) $33.01 $33.12 $68,900 5.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $24.61 $24.57 $51,110 15.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 430 $22.13 $21.88 $45,520 7.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $23.55 $24.01 $49,930 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $27.30 $27.17 $56,500 8.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $12.62 $14.33 $29,800 12.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $23.18 $24.82 $51,620 11.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 740 $15.54 $16.90 $35,150 3.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $28.34 $26.57 $55,260 8.9 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 $15.34 $17.44 $36,270 3.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $13.10 $12.75 $26,520 6.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $18.16 $20.41 $42,440 8.0 %
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 3,270 $12.86 $15.27 $31,750 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 200 $25.86 $26.53 $55,180 3.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 140 $13.78 $14.93 $31,050 7.2 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2092 Team Assemblers 180 $11.51 $13.38 $27,830 8.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 190 $13.64 $14.51 $30,190 5.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 170 $12.60 $12.86 $26,760 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $21.16 $19.11 $39,750 6.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 100 $9.88 $10.60 $22,040 6.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 80 $9.97 $11.10 $23,080 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 50 $18.64 $18.96 $39,450 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $18.57 $19.30 $40,150 6.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 100 $14.37 $15.89 $33,050 10.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $9.04 $10.28 $21,380 7.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $9.48 $9.66 $20,090 5.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $15.85 $16.75 $34,840 10.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $22.07 $20.82 $43,310 9.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $25.20 $25.88 $53,830 3.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.48 $10.14 $21,090 7.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $14.45 $15.65 $32,560 5.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 480 $11.02 $10.96 $22,790 3.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $21.82 $23.14 $48,130 9.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 60 $12.15 $13.43 $27,930 6.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 40 $12.92 $13.28 $27,620 10.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 170 $8.99 $9.78 $20,340 4.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4,520 $13.72 $15.29 $31,810 3.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $17.60 $18.41 $38,300 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $26.20 $27.53 $57,250 5.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $15.89 $16.09 $33,460 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 200 $12.33 $13.28 $27,630 7.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 710 $19.30 $20.83 $43,320 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 750 $15.63 $16.47 $34,250 6.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $10.75 $13.03 $27,090 11.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 40 $18.22 $21.35 $44,400 3.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) $9.29 $10.93 $22,730 11.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $16.39 $16.79 $34,920 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $11.01 $11.57 $24,060 5.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 890 $9.98 $11.65 $24,230 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 720 $8.88 $9.06 $18,840 2.5 %

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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