Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

State College, PA



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 State College, PA, a metropolitan statistical area in Pennsylvania.

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 State College, PA (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 66,570 $14.58 $19.03 $39,590 6.4 %
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 2,750 $32.95 $39.90 $83,000 6.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 $46.49 $57.71 $120,030 10.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 360 $34.84 $40.18 $83,570 5.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 160 (4) (4) $20,480 11.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $48.98 $51.86 $107,860 8.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $32.45 $36.48 $75,870 10.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $26.33 $28.66 $59,610 5.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $63.43 $65.40 $136,030 7.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 190 $35.11 $36.53 $75,980 4.1 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $36.29 $41.44 $86,190 11.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $34.35 $35.90 $74,680 6.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (8) $41.68 $38.62 $80,340 3.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $28.89 $29.37 $61,090 7.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $86,200 3.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $61.45 $59.51 $123,790 6.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $16.27 $19.25 $40,030 12.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $19.52 $22.53 $46,860 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $18.57 $21.84 $45,420 8.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,280 $22.51 $26.95 $56,050 4.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $20.54 $22.04 $45,850 4.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $17.54 $20.54 $42,720 3.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $21.83 $23.52 $48,930 8.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $17.42 $18.06 $37,570 11.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $16.64 $17.31 $36,000 8.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $10.55 $15.17 $31,560 12.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 $43.87 $48.57 $101,030 11.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $19.58 $19.55 $40,660 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $25.48 $28.20 $58,660 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $20.08 $24.30 $50,550 8.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $29.52 $31.23 $64,960 4.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $29.42 $29.18 $60,700 6.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $22.30 $22.29 $46,370 9.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $19.17 $21.88 $45,510 13.9 %
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 1,540 $27.34 $29.92 $62,230 7.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 140 $20.30 $27.37 $56,930 8.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 240 $39.51 $40.33 $83,890 3.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 240 $32.09 $36.98 $76,920 3.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 370 $18.49 $19.68 $40,940 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $34.05 $35.11 $73,030 2.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (8) $22.96 $23.63 $49,140 7.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $23.86 $24.83 $51,640 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $29.20 $37.41 $77,820 13.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 120 $23.96 $25.85 $53,760 7.1 %
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 1,320 $28.32 $32.06 $66,680 4.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 $29.00 $29.54 $61,440 5.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $23.53 $22.72 $47,260 8.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 170 $34.67 $36.54 $76,010 7.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 80 $37.98 $41.79 $86,920 5.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $23.79 $26.57 $55,260 13.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $30.69 $33.30 $69,260 7.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $30.42 $32.86 $68,340 7.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $16.20 $15.96 $33,190 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $21.43 $21.45 $44,620 8.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $18.58 $19.84 $41,270 6.6 %
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 640 $27.51 $30.16 $62,720 6.3 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 40 $38.02 $37.18 $77,330 3.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $30.04 $33.88 $70,470 16.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $18.73 $18.90 $39,310 2.5 %
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 930 $16.83 $17.63 $36,680 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $26.87 $23.43 $48,730 11.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (8) $22.16 $23.39 $48,650 5.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $17.10 $17.15 $35,680 3.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $11.36 $14.16 $29,460 5.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 180 $12.61 $14.54 $30,240 6.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $21.06 $22.30 $46,380 10.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $13.79 $14.09 $29,300 3.6 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $17.60 $15.28 $31,780 4.4 %
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 250 $25.86 $36.73 $76,410 11.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $43.77 $52.01 $108,190 17.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $18.84 $20.60 $42,850 5.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 60 $23.28 $24.88 $51,760 16.7 %
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 7,730 $25.83 $31.20 $64,890 9.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $23.34 $23.32 $48,510 2.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 200 $10.22 $10.28 $21,380 5.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $54,430 3.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 650 (4) (4) $52,070 2.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 250 (4) (4) $55,110 2.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (4) (4) $51,510 2.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $52,270 5.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $48,580 6.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $54,570 2.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 120 $17.45 $17.92 $37,280 7.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 150 (4) (4) $25,790 8.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $28.72 $28.41 $59,090 2.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $14.48 $15.28 $31,780 5.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 180 $22.67 $23.37 $48,610 3.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,250 (4) (4) $35,680 14.6 %
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 990 $17.36 $18.88 $39,260 2.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $17.05 $18.17 $37,790 2.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 $20.78 $22.02 $45,800 4.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 140 (4) (4) $34,470 3.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $11.84 $14.10 $29,320 18.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $19.99 $23.68 $49,250 5.3 %
27-3041 Editors 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) $18.92 $20.60 $42,840 6.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $16.43 $16.42 $34,150 9.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $17.46 $17.86 $37,140 6.7 %
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 3,130 $19.79 $27.77 $57,760 8.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $48.32 $58.54 $121,760 27.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 $43.44 $42.49 $88,390 3.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $86.68 $180,290 21.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $18.70 $22.34 $46,460 13.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,180 $21.64 $24.34 $50,630 3.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $32.68 $33.13 $68,900 11.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $18.36 $19.23 $39,990 4.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $24.38 $24.21 $50,360 4.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 80 $21.68 $21.97 $45,690 6.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 80 $11.51 $12.51 $26,010 14.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 80 $12.52 $13.18 $27,420 4.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $15.10 $16.81 $34,970 12.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 330 $14.14 $14.25 $29,640 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) $20.09 $23.69 $49,270 3.0 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,810 $10.69 $11.08 $23,050 3.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 780 $9.28 $9.59 $19,950 4.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 580 $10.99 $11.05 $22,990 2.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 $14.02 $14.33 $29,810 5.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 110 $11.21 $11.36 $23,620 5.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) $13.38 $13.35 $27,760 3.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $12.32 $13.73 $28,560 6.4 %
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 1,060 $20.95 $21.62 $44,970 7.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $32.47 $30.55 $63,550 9.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 200 $27.90 $27.08 $56,320 5.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 130 $12.23 $13.90 $28,900 5.1 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 30 $11.68 $12.57 $26,130 12.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 120 $7.71 $8.24 $17,130 3.2 %
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 6,840 $8.49 $9.84 $20,470 3.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 100 $14.77 $15.82 $32,910 7.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $13.34 $14.89 $30,980 8.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 200 $8.12 $9.20 $19,140 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 160 $11.01 $11.52 $23,960 5.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 500 $9.49 $10.42 $21,680 5.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 280 $8.77 $9.30 $19,340 6.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 590 $11.67 $11.95 $24,850 8.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 440 $7.74 $8.35 $17,380 2.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,290 $7.91 $8.70 $18,100 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.46 $8.75 $18,190 4.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,370 $7.86 $8.58 $17,840 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $9.73 $10.57 $21,980 6.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 270 $7.57 $7.97 $16,580 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 $7.70 $7.97 $16,580 1.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.82 $10.91 $22,690 12.3 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,590 $11.71 $12.12 $25,210 4.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $17.84 $17.70 $36,820 3.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $19.25 $19.82 $41,220 8.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,400 $12.12 $11.83 $24,610 5.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 440 $8.56 $9.19 $19,120 3.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 450 $11.63 $12.57 $26,150 3.8 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $15.30 $15.72 $32,700 3.8 %
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 2,150 $9.27 $11.51 $23,930 3.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $14.76 $15.08 $31,360 10.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $7.44 $8.21 $17,070 4.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $12.35 $12.14 $25,240 8.5 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $7.80 $9.33 $19,410 8.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 200 $9.16 $9.76 $20,290 5.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 160 $8.98 $9.21 $19,160 5.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $9.12 $10.15 $21,100 7.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $14.63 $15.02 $31,250 2.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 7,310 $9.71 $14.09 $29,300 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 450 $17.40 $19.28 $40,100 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $34.21 $35.98 $74,830 11.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,060 $7.80 $8.48 $17,640 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $8.50 $9.90 $20,600 7.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 70 $14.55 $14.76 $30,690 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,900 $9.35 $11.22 $23,340 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $18.69 $20.98 $43,640 5.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $21.29 $21.06 $43,800 12.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $25.37 $34.27 $71,280 20.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $26.01 $29.15 $60,630 3.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 $18.16 $22.76 $47,340 7.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 520 $25.71 $29.72 $61,810 6.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 $25.11 $25.09 $52,180 6.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $9.38 $10.63 $22,110 5.3 %
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 11,960 $13.55 $14.30 $29,750 3.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 450 $20.18 $21.44 $44,590 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $11.90 $12.35 $25,680 4.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 $13.63 $14.10 $29,320 6.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 100 $14.09 $14.86 $30,900 4.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 730 $13.40 $13.82 $28,740 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $16.73 $17.65 $36,720 8.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 280 $11.01 $11.10 $23,090 3.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,050 $11.76 $13.36 $27,780 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $20.92 $21.73 $45,200 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $10.79 $11.37 $23,660 5.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 200 $8.23 $9.47 $19,700 9.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $11.12 $11.83 $24,600 9.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 170 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $14.04 $13.65 $28,400 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $12.91 $12.85 $26,740 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $16.31 $17.11 $35,590 4.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 540 $10.88 $11.13 $23,160 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $15.32 $16.06 $33,410 6.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 (c) $24.12 (c) $22.53 (c) $46,860 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 (c) $23.23 (c) $18.54 (c) $38,560 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $17.89 $18.28 $38,020 5.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 160 $11.88 $12.93 $26,890 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 620 $9.88 $11.28 $23,450 6.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 700 $19.49 $19.86 $41,320 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $15.99 $16.54 $34,400 4.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $12.88 $13.17 $27,400 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,440 $13.75 $13.62 $28,330 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $14.28 $15.38 $31,990 5.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (8) $10.68 $10.93 $22,730 4.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $14.48 $14.04 $29,200 9.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General (8) $13.69 $13.85 $28,810 4.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $18.76 $18.32 $38,110 7.0 %
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 220 $15.43 $15.78 $32,830 5.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $9.35 $11.04 $22,970 4.4 %
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 2,640 $16.31 $18.43 $38,340 3.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 290 $22.52 $22.81 $47,450 2.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $21.00 $20.19 $42,000 6.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 350 $17.94 $23.16 $48,180 17.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $20.60 $20.91 $43,490 8.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 670 $12.86 $12.75 $26,510 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $21.62 $22.54 $46,890 12.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 $20.67 $19.06 $39,650 7.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $14.90 $15.40 $32,020 13.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $18.11 $19.29 $40,120 4.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $18.39 $19.50 $40,560 3.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $14.30 $14.67 $30,520 3.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,630 $15.47 $15.98 $33,230 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $24.27 $24.73 $51,450 2.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $18.69 $19.29 $40,120 6.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $15.74 $16.38 $34,070 5.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 420 $15.45 $16.00 $33,290 8.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 50 $13.87 $14.92 $31,030 9.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $20.13 $18.79 $39,070 5.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $21.06 $19.11 $39,750 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 950 $12.03 $13.30 $27,670 3.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 120 $20.15 $19.79 $41,170 5.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $9.40 $10.51 $21,860 6.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $17.69 $17.80 $37,030 8.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 2,820 $13.36 $14.37 $29,900 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 210 $22.74 $23.15 $48,140 3.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 $13.79 $14.11 $29,360 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 290 $8.68 $10.28 $21,390 7.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $11.04 $11.06 $23,010 3.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $15.93 $15.88 $33,030 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 140 $15.39 $16.63 $34,580 4.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $11.41 $11.67 $24,270 5.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 30 $18.47 $20.29 $42,190 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 120 $14.12 $15.13 $31,480 3.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $14.74 $15.10 $31,410 9.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $15.06 $15.75 $32,760 6.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 100 $15.63 $15.04 $31,280 12.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $9.34 $10.59 $22,020 5.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $19.09 $19.58 $40,730 1.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $17.26 $17.43 $36,260 6.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 $12.40 $13.85 $28,810 5.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $10.82 $11.36 $23,620 5.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 190 $9.90 $10.52 $21,880 3.3 %
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 3,000 $13.20 $14.16 $29,450 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $14.15 $14.69 $30,550 6.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $24.66 $24.40 $50,760 4.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 450 $13.22 $12.30 $25,590 7.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $11.93 $13.30 $27,660 19.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 640 $19.89 $19.63 $40,830 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 350 $14.09 $14.77 $30,720 10.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $9.02 $9.95 $20,690 7.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 80 $10.05 $13.35 $27,760 15.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (8) $13.95 $14.28 $29,710 6.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 $9.14 $9.82 $20,430 3.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 500 $10.30 $10.53 $21,900 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 110 $7.68 $8.65 $17,990 2.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $12.19 $13.48 $28,040 2.1 %

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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