Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Spartanburg, SC



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Spartanburg, SC, a metropolitan statistical area in South Carolina.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Spartanburg, SC (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 123,030 $14.39 $17.96 $37,360 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 5,660 $38.55 $44.94 $93,480 3.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 490 $79.01 $80.48 $167,390 3.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,680 $37.54 $44.84 $93,270 4.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $14,480 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 160 $48.19 $54.35 $113,040 8.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 420 $45.32 $48.27 $100,400 5.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $34.22 $32.93 $68,500 4.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 $31.47 $36.92 $76,780 9.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 $38.92 $43.78 $91,070 5.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 370 $40.17 $44.56 $92,680 3.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $40.54 $45.96 $95,590 8.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 250 $40.96 $44.53 $92,630 4.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $46.97 $48.43 $100,740 3.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $35.63 $36.88 $76,720 6.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 230 $38.94 $41.41 $86,120 5.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $23.08 $26.43 $54,980 3.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $71,030 3.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 80 $30.31 $30.55 $63,530 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $43.46 $43.56 $90,610 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $19.83 $21.70 $45,140 8.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $27.84 $26.52 $55,160 11.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $40.38 $49.53 $103,020 13.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $28.83 $28.62 $59,530 (8)
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $19.42 $25.57 $53,180 11.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $27.11 $31.51 $65,550 4.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $36.93 $39.81 $82,810 9.2 %
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 3,230 $25.84 $27.26 $56,710 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $31.11 $35.80 $74,460 7.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $24.35 $24.93 $51,860 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $29.47 $29.13 $60,590 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $19.23 $22.26 $46,290 5.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $27.14 $26.72 $55,580 4.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $15.82 $17.93 $37,280 5.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $19.51 $23.65 $49,180 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $20.96 $25.54 $53,120 8.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $21.10 $23.44 $48,760 4.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $25.43 $27.39 $56,960 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $25.70 $36.37 $75,640 11.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60 $25.00 $26.35 $54,800 6.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,070 $25.84 $28.24 $58,730 2.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $16.35 $19.93 $41,450 15.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (8) $27.35 $26.44 $54,990 5.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $28.49 $34.62 $72,000 12.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $29.95 $33.04 $68,720 9.9 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $15.38 $17.15 $35,670 16.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $18.70 $22.31 $46,410 15.8 %
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 1,690 $29.99 $31.83 $66,210 4.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 400 $33.49 $35.27 $73,360 4.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 110 $31.44 $31.52 $65,550 4.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 120 $30.37 $30.10 $62,600 5.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 370 $18.96 $21.84 $45,420 6.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 300 $36.09 $36.82 $76,580 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $27.30 $29.06 $60,440 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $25.90 $28.29 $58,850 3.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 80 $52.41 $56.59 $117,720 6.1 %
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 1,920 $29.16 $30.40 $63,230 2.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 $37.67 $37.52 $78,040 8.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $18.33 $18.99 $39,500 7.0 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 110 $41.73 $41.13 $85,540 3.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $27.98 $29.60 $61,570 4.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $29.24 $30.43 $63,300 3.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 550 $31.66 $34.03 $70,780 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 $32.59 $32.85 $68,320 2.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $18.26 $18.85 $39,200 4.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $22.82 $23.98 $49,880 3.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $19.06 $19.15 $39,830 3.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $23.45 $23.68 $49,250 1.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 80 $19.49 $19.98 $41,560 2.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $23.26 $23.49 $48,850 3.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $18.31 $17.98 $37,400 4.4 %
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 550 $22.74 $26.10 $54,300 4.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $25.00 $27.66 $57,540 4.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $47.91 $43.81 $91,130 8.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $36.82 $41.38 $86,060 8.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 250 $21.28 $20.74 $43,140 4.4 %
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 980 $16.55 $17.86 $37,150 3.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $22.06 $21.50 $44,720 4.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $16.13 $16.98 $35,320 3.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $22.17 $25.02 $52,050 9.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $15.47 $15.84 $32,950 5.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $12.91 $12.76 $26,540 5.6 %
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 530 $23.06 $37.07 $77,100 12.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 240 $57.47 $60.57 $125,990 9.8 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $22.61 $25.80 $53,670 12.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 200 $17.17 $17.94 $37,320 3.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,730 $20.01 $19.67 $40,920 1.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $59,150 1.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $56,310 2.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $56,410 2.2 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $59,820 2.5 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $48,800 1.7 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $52,120 2.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $39,620 1.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $43,270 1.6 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $54,810 2.1 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $53,560 1.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 230 $14.74 $15.21 $31,650 8.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 260 (4) (4) $47,880 1.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,760 (4) (4) $44,930 2.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 530 (4) (4) $47,550 1.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 520 (4) (4) $50,090 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $50,510 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 260 (4) (4) $42,380 7.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $48,250 1.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $53,260 1.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 30 $28.85 $28.08 $58,410 2.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $18.86 $18.94 $39,390 6.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 210 (4) (4) $26,030 1.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $26.04 $24.58 $51,130 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $13.99 $13.32 $27,710 4.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $29.54 $31.35 $65,210 2.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,110 (4) (4) $17,630 1.7 %
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 870 $17.28 $19.30 $40,150 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $9.66 $9.80 $20,380 9.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $19.53 $21.44 $44,590 5.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $17.52 $19.04 $39,590 12.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 $19.41 $20.90 $43,470 2.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 140 (4) (4) $36,930 6.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $19.43 $19.50 $40,570 2.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $18.37 $22.81 $47,440 6.8 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $20.11 $21.81 $45,360 2.3 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 70 $11.98 $13.36 $27,790 8.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $17.37 $17.39 $36,170 3.1 %
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 6,510 $23.91 $30.01 $62,420 3.9 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $82.19 $170,960 16.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $18.89 $19.60 $40,760 11.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $53.26 $50.53 $105,100 5.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 270 (5) $86.41 $179,730 12.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 (5) $87.89 $182,810 16.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons 60 (5) $95.23 $198,080 15.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 160 $78.74 $72.14 $150,060 21.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,440 $26.07 $27.12 $56,420 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $30.47 $29.55 $61,470 6.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $33.95 $32.51 $67,610 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $24.37 $24.78 $51,550 3.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $16.28 $16.83 $35,010 5.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $17.99 $18.38 $38,240 3.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 170 $26.64 $25.23 $52,470 7.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $20.30 $21.30 $44,300 2.3 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 50 $11.14 $11.30 $23,490 3.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 410 $12.76 $12.63 $26,260 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 130 $17.48 $17.44 $36,280 2.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $10.47 $12.09 $25,150 11.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 690 $16.91 $16.83 $35,010 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $13.24 $14.37 $29,900 2.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $19.13 $20.39 $42,410 7.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,020 $10.80 $11.37 $23,640 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 580 $8.98 $8.74 $18,180 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,540 $10.99 $10.97 $22,830 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $22.84 $22.84 $47,510 1.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $14.97 $15.17 $31,550 5.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 280 $12.82 $13.23 $27,520 2.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $12.90 $14.24 $29,620 2.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $12.28 $12.03 $25,030 11.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $9.41 $10.48 $21,810 6.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $9.53 $9.88 $20,550 5.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $13.91 $14.25 $29,630 4.4 %
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 1,970 $14.49 $14.79 $30,770 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $23.46 $24.06 $50,050 2.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $21.88 $21.30 $44,310 7.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 310 $12.76 $13.36 $27,780 7.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $18.02 $18.06 $37,560 4.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 360 $16.26 $16.67 $34,680 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 510 $9.63 $11.78 $24,500 4.9 %
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 10,510 $7.68 $8.69 $18,080 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $14.79 $20.03 $41,650 14.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 670 $15.21 $16.97 $35,300 5.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 660 $7.12 $7.17 $14,920 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $9.80 $10.10 $21,000 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 890 $9.39 $9.64 $20,040 2.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 410 $7.80 $8.12 $16,890 5.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 890 $8.86 $8.90 $18,510 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 320 $7.20 $7.97 $16,580 5.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,080 $7.24 $7.49 $15,570 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $6.89 $7.05 $14,660 4.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,400 $7.28 $7.82 $16,260 3.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $8.69 $8.92 $18,560 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.09 $7.35 $15,280 3.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $8.37 $8.38 $17,430 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $8.57 $8.56 $17,810 3.0 %
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 4,380 $9.89 $10.55 $21,950 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 230 $14.12 $16.33 $33,960 6.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $15.71 $18.76 $39,030 8.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,020 $9.42 $9.85 $20,490 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $9.32 $9.46 $19,680 4.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $14.11 $13.99 $29,110 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 930 $9.92 $10.36 $21,540 3.8 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $10.07 $9.92 $20,640 8.5 %
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 2,240 $8.95 $10.03 $20,870 3.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $14.87 $17.14 $35,650 9.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $8.00 $8.55 $17,790 6.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.30 $7.85 $16,330 4.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 80 $10.89 $11.91 $24,780 8.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $9.41 $9.98 $20,750 8.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 540 $7.78 $8.51 $17,710 4.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 240 $11.29 $13.14 $27,340 17.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 280 $8.97 $9.45 $19,650 2.3 %
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 11,390 $10.39 $15.57 $32,380 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 980 $16.69 $20.01 $41,620 6.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 320 $35.69 $37.51 $78,020 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,790 $8.12 $8.51 $17,700 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 350 $8.21 $10.27 $21,360 6.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $16.71 $15.99 $33,250 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,360 $9.84 $11.62 $24,180 4.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $15.81 $22.61 $47,020 7.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $15.07 $20.53 $42,700 18.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $31.32 $37.96 $78,960 16.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $17.16 $17.17 $35,710 5.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 280 $22.38 $26.40 $54,900 9.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,200 $27.74 $33.66 $70,020 5.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $12.51 $14.46 $30,070 6.1 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $17.87 $22.78 $47,390 21.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $11.24 $11.72 $24,370 5.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 80 $8.77 $12.32 $25,630 17.7 %
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 18,190 $13.25 $14.07 $29,270 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,180 $18.70 $20.21 $42,050 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 180 $11.09 $10.96 $22,800 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 350 $13.48 $13.87 $28,850 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 470 $14.42 $14.74 $30,660 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,440 $13.73 $14.39 $29,940 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $15.86 $15.88 $33,030 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $15.61 $15.11 $31,430 5.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 570 $11.50 $11.63 $24,190 2.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $13.61 $14.26 $29,670 3.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $12.56 $13.78 $28,660 4.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,980 $13.44 $14.10 $29,330 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $11.43 $11.41 $23,730 4.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 80 $9.50 $9.43 $19,620 3.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $13.22 $13.48 $28,040 2.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 $11.12 $11.28 $23,470 3.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $14.90 $15.46 $32,150 5.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $15.07 $15.29 $31,800 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $15.80 $16.23 $33,760 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 740 $12.28 $12.86 $26,750 2.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 $13.53 $14.04 $29,200 5.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $15.30 $16.97 $35,300 4.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $7.48 $8.21 $17,090 6.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $13.83 $13.61 $28,310 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 $17.15 $17.24 $35,860 3.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.93 (c) $49,770 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 (c) $23.70 (c) $22.22 (c) $46,220 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 340 $18.88 $19.48 $40,520 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 810 $13.70 $13.89 $28,890 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,590 $10.07 $10.88 $22,640 2.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $12.16 $13.08 $27,200 7.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 690 $17.94 $18.68 $38,860 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $14.86 $15.80 $32,870 13.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 410 $12.01 $12.47 $25,940 5.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,550 $14.09 $14.22 $29,580 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $20.49 $20.44 $42,520 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $10.89 $11.71 $24,360 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.15 $15.88 $33,030 8.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 160 $10.76 $11.12 $23,120 6.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,540 $10.68 $10.89 $22,650 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 30 $11.35 $11.71 $24,360 2.7 %
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 4,950 $14.77 $16.01 $33,300 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 580 $23.65 $25.21 $52,430 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $20.56 $20.27 $42,160 3.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 590 $14.23 $15.14 $31,480 4.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $12.28 $13.09 $27,220 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 480 $10.97 $11.29 $23,490 5.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 110 $12.22 $13.52 $28,130 9.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (8) $13.99 $15.08 $31,370 2.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $16.18 $16.23 $33,750 14.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 530 $15.38 $16.30 $33,890 3.4 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 40 $14.85 $14.40 $29,950 10.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $13.34 $13.10 $27,250 4.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $14.38 $14.29 $29,720 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 520 $16.35 $19.17 $39,870 6.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $11.83 $12.16 $25,290 7.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $15.29 $15.28 $31,780 3.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $14.23 $14.43 $30,010 4.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $10.65 $10.83 $22,520 2.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 100 $10.97 $10.86 $22,580 3.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 220 $11.33 $11.05 $22,970 6.8 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $7.90 $8.32 $17,310 15.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $9.95 $10.16 $21,140 9.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $18.93 $19.64 $40,840 4.6 %
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 5,760 $17.40 $18.30 $38,060 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $25.31 $25.27 $52,570 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $12.88 $13.27 $27,600 8.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $16.25 $16.02 $33,330 7.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $19.22 $20.02 $41,650 3.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $14.53 $14.41 $29,970 8.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 $17.97 $17.91 $37,260 3.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 90 $18.69 $19.14 $39,810 5.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $16.86 $18.07 $37,600 22.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 550 $14.07 $15.90 $33,070 6.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $15.70 $16.57 $34,470 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 $19.41 $21.34 $44,390 5.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 200 $9.14 $9.76 $20,310 5.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $17.47 $17.28 $35,950 8.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 840 $23.59 $23.00 $47,840 5.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,680 $16.67 $16.84 $35,020 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $16.01 $18.42 $38,320 13.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 $17.79 $17.50 $36,400 2.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $23.17 $22.61 $47,030 5.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $17.57 $18.56 $38,610 7.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 $12.44 $12.31 $25,610 4.5 %
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 21,020 $15.62 $17.39 $36,180 7.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,340 $25.01 $25.28 $52,570 2.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $14.69 $14.82 $30,830 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 6,230 $26.43 $22.63 $47,070 10.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $14.17 $13.86 $28,820 3.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $8.74 $8.98 $18,690 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $13.24 $12.83 $26,690 2.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 350 $11.29 $11.38 $23,680 3.6 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $14.19 $14.33 $29,800 4.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 390 $17.81 $17.71 $36,830 2.7 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (8) $16.75 $16.19 $33,680 3.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $13.16 $13.94 $28,990 6.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $19.46 $20.31 $42,250 7.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 $14.30 $14.36 $29,870 4.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.46 $15.08 $31,370 3.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $15.70 $16.12 $33,520 3.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $16.52 $15.88 $33,030 3.8 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $17.10 $15.94 $33,160 8.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 740 $16.49 $16.18 $33,660 2.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $13.23 $14.34 $29,830 4.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $14.40 $14.51 $30,180 4.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 190 $20.56 $19.91 $41,410 2.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 710 $16.28 $16.95 $35,260 3.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $13.92 $14.15 $29,430 7.6 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $17.46 $16.43 $34,170 9.0 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $9.89 $11.24 $23,390 12.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 130 $18.48 $18.19 $37,830 5.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $15.81 $15.87 $33,010 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 290 $16.55 $16.16 $33,600 3.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $9.01 $9.03 $18,780 2.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $9.64 $10.61 $22,060 9.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 220 $12.69 $11.75 $24,450 4.9 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $11.21 $11.75 $24,450 5.3 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $13.15 $12.57 $26,140 6.9 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 500 $12.80 $12.02 $25,000 4.7 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $11.30 $11.16 $23,210 11.3 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 290 $17.11 $17.43 $36,260 5.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $12.97 $12.76 $26,540 6.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $18.57 $18.55 $38,580 4.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 270 $18.30 $18.40 $38,280 3.8 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) $13.93 $13.82 $28,740 5.1 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 130 $16.80 $17.31 $36,000 2.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $18.62 $17.44 $36,270 8.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $14.04 $13.90 $28,910 3.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 450 $16.57 $16.35 $34,020 2.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $9.40 $11.32 $23,550 11.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.70 $14.13 $29,400 3.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $15.28 $15.05 $31,310 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,200 $14.16 $14.77 $30,730 2.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $15.32 $15.48 $32,210 11.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $11.94 $12.72 $26,460 6.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $15.06 $15.27 $31,760 3.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $9.25 $10.67 $22,190 10.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $9.86 $10.77 $22,400 9.0 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 350 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,810 $10.14 $10.49 $21,810 2.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 120 $9.96 $12.87 $26,780 16.0 %
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 10,860 $12.65 $13.91 $28,930 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 350 $18.75 $19.41 $40,370 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $24.30 $25.61 $53,270 8.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 50 (4) (4) $62,010 6.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 230 $11.26 $11.36 $23,620 1.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $12.28 $13.07 $27,190 9.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,750 $15.76 $16.84 $35,030 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 890 $12.74 $14.91 $31,010 7.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $11.01 $10.84 $22,560 3.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $9.84 $9.97 $20,740 6.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $16.00 $14.79 $30,750 13.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $17.22 $17.26 $35,900 5.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $16.72 $16.99 $35,330 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,010 $13.22 $13.29 $27,650 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $10.16 $11.30 $23,510 8.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,910 $11.26 $11.51 $23,950 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 200 $11.03 $10.94 $22,750 2.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 840 $7.67 $8.30 $17,260 4.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $10.81 $11.15 $23,190 3.4 %

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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