Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area



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 the Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area.

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 Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (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 121,740 $13.13 $16.38 $34,070 1.3 %
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 5,530 $33.61 $39.40 $81,950 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 420 $64.81 $67.56 $140,530 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,690 $35.21 $40.92 $85,110 3.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 130 (4) (4) $20,320 20.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 $25.59 $34.94 $72,680 14.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $30.04 $36.50 $75,930 9.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 350 $43.63 $47.05 $97,870 9.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $32.60 $31.64 $65,810 4.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 310 $30.24 $30.41 $63,260 3.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $38.30 $42.19 $87,750 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 380 $34.68 $38.94 $81,000 7.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $32.68 $41.43 $86,180 15.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $33.20 $46.33 $96,370 25.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $34.10 $35.90 $74,660 3.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $27.65 $24.30 $50,550 14.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $72,160 6.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $38.26 $38.18 $79,400 5.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 320 $21.20 $24.72 $51,410 6.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $31.00 $30.34 $63,100 6.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $40.54 $48.68 $101,260 9.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $27.95 $27.28 $56,740 1.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 $28.59 $32.20 $66,970 5.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $21.17 $21.89 $45,540 8.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $31.26 $31.78 $66,100 4.6 %
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 2,870 $23.00 $25.43 $52,900 3.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $31.94 $34.69 $72,160 10.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $22.36 $22.53 $46,870 5.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $28.00 $27.95 $58,140 6.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $16.39 $20.57 $42,780 3.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $24.17 $25.55 $53,150 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $16.27 $18.31 $38,090 5.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $21.04 $21.99 $45,740 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $28.73 $31.50 $65,520 21.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $25.86 $27.15 $56,470 3.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $26.94 $29.63 $61,630 7.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 350 $22.93 $27.71 $57,640 11.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $15.52 $20.09 $41,780 14.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 230 $29.74 $29.76 $61,910 2.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 630 $23.67 $26.14 $54,370 4.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $19.89 $21.49 $44,690 13.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 120 $25.67 $37.12 $77,220 28.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $25.37 $24.85 $51,690 7.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $15.73 $17.95 $37,330 1.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 190 $9.10 $10.48 $21,800 21.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $28.37 $28.79 $59,890 3.1 %
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 600 $25.84 $25.20 $52,410 4.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $17.74 $20.72 $43,090 10.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $35.52 $37.10 $77,170 3.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $15.09 $18.77 $39,030 10.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $29.35 $30.31 $63,050 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $25.47 $24.95 $51,890 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $27.81 $24.78 $51,550 6.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $32.36 $32.07 $66,700 2.7 %
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 1,200 $26.60 $29.49 $61,330 3.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $30.04 $41.24 $85,780 19.7 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 90 $25.75 $29.92 $62,230 10.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $19.14 $24.47 $50,900 9.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $34.31 $36.36 $75,620 3.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 $36.70 $38.90 $80,920 12.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $31.23 $30.87 $64,210 2.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $31.80 $32.00 $66,550 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $14.40 $17.39 $36,170 5.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $19.09 $22.20 $46,180 2.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $22.56 $23.02 $47,880 7.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $17.02 $17.09 $35,550 7.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 510 $23.54 $24.60 $51,170 1.5 %
19-1032 Foresters 60 $24.00 $23.70 $49,300 4.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $29.88 $30.27 $62,960 4.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $19.89 $22.71 $47,230 5.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $26.53 $26.05 $54,180 4.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $24.86 $27.06 $56,290 1.8 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 40 $31.23 $29.96 $62,320 2.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $15.67 $15.38 $31,990 1.4 %
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 1,080 $17.09 $18.27 $38,000 3.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $16.44 $16.71 $34,760 4.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $22.63 $21.76 $45,250 7.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $12.05 $14.23 $29,600 10.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 200 $15.87 $16.43 $34,170 3.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 160 $18.28 $19.11 $39,750 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $9.72 $11.66 $24,250 3.8 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 60 $18.70 $19.91 $41,420 2.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $12.46 $12.99 $27,020 3.0 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 990 $20.83 $25.44 $52,920 8.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 370 $32.46 $37.61 $78,220 11.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates (8) $21.53 $24.14 $50,220 3.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 350 $18.83 $18.51 $38,490 4.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $14.70 $14.58 $30,340 10.3 %
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 6,600 $19.28 $19.59 $40,760 2.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 230 $15.52 $15.35 $31,930 12.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (4) (4) $46,010 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,600 (4) (4) $43,330 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 950 (4) (4) $44,980 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,110 (4) (4) $44,060 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $54,230 5.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 240 (4) (4) $44,340 3.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $48,370 2.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $54,020 3.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 30 $22.74 $24.11 $50,160 13.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $17.59 $22.31 $46,400 17.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 140 (4) (4) $55,560 3.5 %
25-4012 Curators 40 $11.31 $14.03 $29,190 18.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $23.59 $23.30 $48,460 3.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $10.66 $10.89 $22,640 3.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 140 $26.62 $26.06 $54,200 3.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 930 (4) (4) $17,690 3.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 40 $11.62 $13.98 $29,080 3.0 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,330 $16.53 $19.27 $40,080 6.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $13.45 $12.24 $25,460 7.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 230 $16.02 $18.44 $38,340 10.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 90 $21.65 $21.82 $45,380 13.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $17.44 $16.24 $33,790 9.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 310 (4) (4) $36,240 14.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $18.78 $19.72 $41,020 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $22.15 $21.37 $44,450 7.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 60 $21.48 $23.93 $49,760 8.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $11.78 $12.41 $25,800 4.3 %
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 6,300 $24.44 $29.55 $61,460 5.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $24.90 $23.20 $48,260 6.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $52.05 $54.88 $114,140 8.4 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) $102.20 $212,570 28.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 $75.81 $74.91 $155,810 28.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 170 (5) $91.82 $190,980 20.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,110 $27.19 $29.30 $60,950 6.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $30.74 $30.82 $64,100 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 210 $36.52 $35.95 $74,770 4.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $21.94 $22.13 $46,020 3.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $27.31 $29.29 $60,920 4.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $31.66 $39.76 $82,700 22.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $23.75 $23.65 $49,200 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $15.87 $16.27 $33,830 3.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 210 $33.71 $31.87 $66,290 6.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $17.11 $19.72 $41,020 23.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (8) $22.75 $23.60 $49,090 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 220 $24.67 $25.47 $52,980 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 310 $14.14 $14.21 $29,560 5.1 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 60 $8.33 $8.72 $18,130 2.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 310 $11.93 $12.07 $25,110 4.2 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $19.91 $19.67 $40,910 5.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $16.94 $17.38 $36,150 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $16.56 $15.78 $32,820 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 690 $17.72 $17.65 $36,700 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 290 $17.53 $18.63 $38,740 6.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $14.06 $15.50 $32,230 13.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 80 $24.90 $25.38 $52,800 2.6 %
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 3,240 $11.29 $12.08 $25,120 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 810 $10.64 $10.67 $22,190 5.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,280 $10.18 $10.25 $21,320 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $24.12 $23.49 $48,860 5.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $11.08 $11.21 $23,320 2.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $11.75 $13.17 $27,390 5.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $16.92 $16.79 $34,920 8.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 390 $12.98 $13.38 $27,820 3.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $14.32 $14.55 $30,260 3.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $9.02 $9.39 $19,540 7.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $17.14 $16.58 $34,480 4.3 %
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 3,110 $16.22 $17.47 $36,340 2.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $26.43 $27.02 $56,200 3.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (8) $26.96 $27.82 $57,870 2.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $30.82 $30.71 $63,870 3.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 580 $16.32 $17.96 $37,350 3.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 610 $16.79 $17.75 $36,920 1.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $18.78 $20.60 $42,840 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) $17.52 $18.02 $37,470 1.5 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $12.49 $12.29 $25,550 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 660 $12.62 $14.16 $29,450 5.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $8.78 $9.69 $20,160 7.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $8.53 $8.95 $18,620 4.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $11.40 $12.67 $26,350 1.5 %
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 15,750 $8.47 $9.56 $19,880 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 320 $15.49 $18.52 $38,510 6.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,010 $13.54 $14.96 $31,110 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 910 $7.71 $7.85 $16,340 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 390 $8.43 $9.40 $19,560 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,430 $11.83 $12.00 $24,960 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.91 $9.11 $18,960 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,190 $9.20 $9.50 $19,750 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 600 $8.62 $9.86 $20,510 7.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,720 $7.77 $8.06 $16,760 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,120 $7.18 $7.46 $15,520 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,870 $7.41 $9.00 $18,720 4.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 240 $10.28 $9.87 $20,520 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 900 $8.23 $8.18 $17,020 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 920 $7.87 $8.19 $17,030 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 750 $8.40 $8.52 $17,730 3.3 %
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 9,050 $10.48 $11.50 $23,920 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 380 $14.94 $15.47 $32,170 2.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 530 $18.68 $20.87 $43,400 5.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,880 $9.27 $10.12 $21,050 4.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,670 $8.50 $8.75 $18,190 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 270 $13.90 $14.01 $29,140 5.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 3,290 $12.26 $12.33 $25,650 3.2 %
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 3,200 $9.58 $10.97 $22,820 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 230 $14.31 $18.04 $37,520 8.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 180 $9.91 $10.71 $22,270 6.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $7.93 $8.09 $16,820 3.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 850 $8.02 $8.79 $18,280 3.5 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (8) $7.07 $8.25 $17,160 15.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 80 $10.67 $11.32 $23,540 8.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $14.91 $16.29 $33,890 12.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 40 $11.58 $11.55 $24,030 6.3 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $8.15 $8.19 $17,040 3.5 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 50 $8.32 $8.93 $18,580 9.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 420 $7.86 $7.95 $16,530 7.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 210 $10.49 $10.29 $21,410 3.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $13.31 $14.67 $30,520 4.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 290 $9.56 $11.31 $23,520 3.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 14,450 $10.39 $14.15 $29,420 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,530 $17.09 $18.79 $39,090 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $23.96 $24.15 $50,240 2.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,530 $8.38 $8.49 $17,650 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 370 $9.77 $10.97 $22,820 6.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $14.27 $14.83 $30,850 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,860 $10.34 $11.79 $24,520 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $17.69 $17.30 $35,990 5.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 340 $15.23 $18.35 $38,160 13.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 $23.58 $30.78 $64,030 15.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 210 $20.86 $30.79 $64,050 14.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $38.74 $39.08 $81,290 12.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 640 $19.52 $24.14 $50,210 6.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $9.96 $11.93 $24,820 7.8 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 650 $20.26 $23.62 $49,120 9.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 270 $9.03 $9.70 $20,180 4.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $7.94 $11.59 $24,100 19.4 %
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 17,810 $12.66 $13.70 $28,490 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,230 $19.62 $22.08 $45,930 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $11.06 $11.43 $23,780 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $12.09 $12.72 $26,450 5.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 560 $13.22 $13.72 $28,530 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,380 $14.04 $14.51 $30,170 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $12.54 $13.64 $28,380 4.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.57 $14.30 $29,740 5.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 820 $11.75 $12.04 $25,040 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $13.88 $14.84 $30,870 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,440 $14.32 $14.23 $29,600 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $10.83 $11.54 $24,010 6.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 510 $9.08 $9.55 $19,860 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 200 $11.78 $11.98 $24,920 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $10.29 $10.10 $21,010 4.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $15.22 $16.43 $34,180 7.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $13.07 $13.17 $27,390 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $15.10 $15.72 $32,700 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,170 $11.37 $11.54 $24,010 2.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $11.19 $13.50 $28,070 4.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $16.71 $17.23 $35,830 1.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $10.64 $10.45 $21,730 4.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $13.80 $14.33 $29,800 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $17.01 $17.72 $36,860 3.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $16.88 $16.55 $34,430 2.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.65 (c) $49,190 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 310 (c) $21.32 (c) $21.17 (c) $44,030 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 (c) $16.10 (c) $16.11 (c) $33,510 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $16.53 $18.04 $37,510 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 400 $12.68 $13.61 $28,310 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,310 $9.56 $10.04 $20,890 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $9.88 $10.94 $22,750 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 800 $16.88 $17.32 $36,030 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $12.00 $12.26 $25,500 6.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 540 $13.41 $13.45 $27,980 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,810 $13.39 $13.52 $28,120 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $12.06 $13.01 $27,060 5.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $8.88 $10.22 $21,250 11.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $11.22 $11.43 $23,770 6.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,660 $10.54 $10.70 $22,250 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 30 $14.75 $15.37 $31,970 2.5 %
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 970 $12.37 $13.09 $27,230 7.7 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 60 $25.03 $23.65 $49,190 8.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 410 $7.25 $8.65 $17,990 19.0 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 30 $11.38 $11.81 $24,550 1.7 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 360 $16.69 $17.12 $35,610 5.4 %
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 7,810 $14.99 $16.35 $34,010 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 750 $25.57 $26.63 $55,390 3.0 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 70 $23.97 $24.07 $50,070 10.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 230 $17.24 $17.13 $35,630 4.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,070 $16.70 $16.92 $35,200 3.2 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (8) $10.81 $11.35 $23,610 6.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $14.80 $14.85 $30,890 7.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $15.11 $15.16 $31,540 4.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,270 $11.74 $12.12 $25,200 2.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 510 $15.44 $16.13 $33,550 4.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $19.04 $20.06 $41,730 6.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 660 $16.28 $19.69 $40,950 6.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 80 $13.90 $14.11 $29,340 2.3 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 90 $15.70 $15.83 $32,920 7.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 390 $14.27 $14.38 $29,900 2.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 240 $13.02 $13.28 $27,630 4.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 410 $17.62 $18.26 $37,990 5.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $13.09 $13.81 $28,720 11.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $16.37 $16.15 $33,590 5.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 $20.51 $20.13 $41,860 3.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $9.39 $9.49 $19,730 4.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 310 $12.32 $13.01 $27,060 4.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 270 $11.14 $11.00 $22,890 2.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $12.15 $13.96 $29,040 14.5 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $9.35 $9.17 $19,080 6.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $22.22 $24.13 $50,190 3.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $13.27 $13.45 $27,980 2.0 %
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 5,290 $16.31 $17.82 $37,060 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 620 $24.29 $24.83 $51,640 2.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 30 $19.84 $17.04 $35,450 13.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $16.05 $16.80 $34,940 10.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 650 $16.63 $17.78 $36,990 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $14.97 $16.15 $33,600 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $17.61 $16.58 $34,490 5.9 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 90 $14.73 $15.23 $31,670 7.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 70 $13.76 $13.71 $28,520 2.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.65 $10.22 $21,270 5.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $15.13 $15.48 $32,210 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 510 $16.81 $18.15 $37,760 7.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $20.84 $20.52 $42,680 6.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,800 $14.83 $16.14 $33,570 4.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $15.83 $15.47 $32,180 4.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $27.06 $25.20 $52,420 5.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $18.25 $17.30 $35,980 4.3 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 $14.65 $16.27 $33,840 8.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 220 $11.21 $12.28 $25,550 7.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $21.03 $19.57 $40,710 6.8 %
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 6,710 $13.42 $14.58 $30,330 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 $22.20 $23.63 $49,160 2.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $14.23 $14.69 $30,550 5.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 550 $11.10 $11.74 $24,420 5.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $9.74 $9.84 $20,460 2.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $9.61 $10.81 $22,490 4.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $10.50 $11.08 $23,050 9.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.30 $13.32 $27,700 3.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $14.61 $14.50 $30,160 4.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $15.16 $15.55 $32,340 4.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 180 $17.23 $17.26 $35,900 6.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $17.34 $17.50 $36,400 8.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $13.90 $14.71 $30,590 11.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 340 $8.96 $9.18 $19,090 2.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $9.57 $9.64 $20,060 3.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 430 $9.22 $9.52 $19,810 5.1 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.02 $13.80 $28,700 3.9 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $17.11 $17.26 $35,900 5.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 30 $14.27 $14.28 $29,700 11.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $11.48 $11.87 $24,700 2.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $13.62 $13.25 $27,560 5.4 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 70 $23.43 $23.37 $48,610 4.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $18.15 $19.10 $39,740 5.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $11.93 $12.00 $24,970 9.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.87 $13.91 $28,930 5.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $15.34 $16.14 $33,580 2.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.44 $14.67 $30,510 5.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $15.16 $14.87 $30,920 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 370 $13.58 $14.05 $29,230 3.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.72 $11.18 $23,260 4.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 480 $11.60 $12.23 $25,430 4.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7,330 $11.43 $12.49 $25,980 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $20.77 $21.26 $44,220 3.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $19.96 $23.36 $48,590 5.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 80 $7.82 $8.38 $17,420 3.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 680 $8.95 $9.16 $19,060 3.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 540 $17.80 $16.86 $35,070 8.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,210 $14.26 $14.71 $30,590 1.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,000 $10.51 $11.22 $23,340 8.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 280 $7.84 $8.70 $18,090 7.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 60 $20.46 $21.51 $44,740 7.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 340 $13.37 $13.27 $27,590 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 310 $8.96 $9.46 $19,670 5.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,500 $9.66 $10.32 $21,450 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $8.32 $9.39 $19,520 4.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 260 $7.67 $8.75 $18,190 3.6 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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