Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Tuscaloosa, AL



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 Tuscaloosa, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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 Tuscaloosa, AL (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 92,850 $13.84 $16.94 $35,220 2.3 %
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 3,190 $33.95 $40.15 $83,510 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 $75.71 $78.87 $164,040 6.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,280 $32.93 $40.87 $85,000 3.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $14,510 4.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $38.18 $52.09 $108,350 11.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $34.91 $35.29 $73,400 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $38.15 $45.97 $95,620 6.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $39.50 $45.26 $94,150 4.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $31.52 $33.84 $70,390 3.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $15.00 $20.50 $42,650 13.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $74,800 3.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $42.02 $43.32 $90,110 4.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $18.95 $23.02 $47,880 11.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $42.03 $43.63 $90,750 3.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $20.13 $24.12 $50,180 8.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $19.57 $22.86 $47,540 8.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $33.21 $33.86 $70,420 4.3 %
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 1,960 $23.68 $28.93 $60,180 5.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $17.07 $18.45 $38,380 10.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $20.32 $22.44 $46,680 3.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $25.19 $25.39 $52,820 11.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $26.26 $27.51 $57,230 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $21.48 $23.26 $48,390 6.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $19.61 $29.43 $61,210 16.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $19.04 $18.72 $38,930 6.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $19.52 $25.17 $52,360 5.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $26.68 $27.33 $56,850 2.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $32.35 $50.93 $105,940 21.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 90 $24.38 $27.88 $57,990 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 450 $23.83 $26.65 $55,430 5.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $16.55 $18.09 $37,640 11.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 230 $28.15 $30.53 $63,510 5.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $22.73 $23.61 $49,100 5.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $12.23 $17.28 $35,950 19.6 %
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 630 $25.43 $26.87 $55,890 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $30.20 $33.39 $69,450 8.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $21.67 $20.11 $41,830 5.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $30.12 $31.75 $66,030 3.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $23.60 $24.07 $50,070 4.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $25.16 $25.53 $53,110 5.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $23.05 $23.23 $48,320 2.1 %
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 1,270 $25.01 $27.37 $56,920 3.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $30.91 $33.27 $69,200 3.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 110 $18.87 $22.12 $46,020 4.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 220 $29.11 $31.16 $64,810 6.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 150 $35.07 $35.13 $73,070 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $32.68 $40.90 $85,060 17.7 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 40 $43.69 $41.58 $86,480 11.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $12.35 $13.82 $28,750 11.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $16.29 $15.32 $31,860 13.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 150 $17.05 $17.99 $37,410 9.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 80 $26.53 $27.03 $56,230 2.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $13.03 $13.10 $27,250 3.5 %
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 310 $24.57 $27.59 $57,400 6.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $24.88 $29.25 $60,840 15.2 %
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 640 $19.07 $19.57 $40,710 3.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $20.05 $18.66 $38,820 6.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $17.43 $17.53 $36,470 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $14.54 $17.16 $35,690 15.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $18.01 $18.89 $39,290 5.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $18.43 $19.12 $39,760 2.0 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 $27.50 $26.23 $54,560 5.4 %
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 400 $23.62 $33.31 $69,270 12.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $38.44 $46.77 $97,270 9.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $14.81 $15.29 $31,800 6.6 %
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 6,520 $19.85 $21.59 $44,920 6.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 140 $9.71 $9.65 $20,080 6.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $37,180 3.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,000 (4) (4) $41,430 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 640 (4) (4) $43,850 4.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 560 (4) (4) $48,420 7.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $42,580 3.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $44,910 4.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $42,610 4.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 930 (4) (4) $29,650 3.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $20.19 $19.58 $40,730 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $11.68 $12.00 $24,960 2.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 540 (4) (4) $15,530 2.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 70 $22.64 $25.09 $52,180 2.3 %
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 780 $14.14 $17.78 $36,980 9.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.34 $9.71 $20,200 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $15.15 $15.62 $32,500 3.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $17.40 $19.19 $39,910 8.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 280 (4) (4) $41,990 26.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (8) $16.85 $18.70 $38,890 3.3 %
27-3041 Editors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-4021 Photographers 50 $9.31 $11.04 $22,970 12.5 %
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 6,130 $21.40 $26.02 $54,120 2.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $50.62 $50.89 $105,850 18.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $23.77 $24.02 $49,950 3.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $53.89 $51.52 $107,150 2.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 $24.82 $41.49 $86,290 20.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General 60 (5) $99.23 $206,400 17.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (5) (5) (5) 17.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 110 (5) $91.46 $190,230 13.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,130 $26.63 $27.52 $57,240 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $32.75 $29.84 $62,070 6.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $36.90 $36.77 $76,480 5.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $25.53 $26.37 $54,850 3.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $13.58 $13.92 $28,960 3.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $20.22 $20.75 $43,160 5.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 70 $22.97 $23.11 $48,070 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 220 $20.95 $21.74 $45,220 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 290 $11.90 $12.65 $26,300 6.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $12.73 $12.15 $25,260 8.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $7.90 $9.06 $18,850 6.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,190 $15.00 $15.33 $31,900 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $14.48 $15.04 $31,290 5.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $13.33 $13.04 $27,120 4.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70 $22.56 $26.01 $54,110 5.5 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 $15.19 $17.10 $35,570 3.9 %
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 3,340 $9.77 $10.30 $21,420 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 320 $7.28 $8.23 $17,110 4.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,490 $9.06 $9.66 $20,100 3.1 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 610 $11.31 $10.92 $22,720 3.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $18.57 $18.59 $38,670 5.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $12.40 $12.85 $26,730 7.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $13.55 $13.35 $27,760 3.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 90 $7.37 $7.63 $15,860 3.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $7.62 $9.02 $18,750 9.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $10.59 $12.08 $25,120 3.0 %
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 1,480 $17.94 $17.75 $36,920 5.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $27.25 $27.59 $57,390 3.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 150 $15.11 $14.96 $31,120 5.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 530 $20.45 $20.30 $42,230 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 $10.45 $11.69 $24,310 4.3 %
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 7,800 $7.42 $8.26 $17,190 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $11.43 $12.70 $26,410 9.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 740 $12.46 $12.96 $26,960 2.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 740 $7.06 $7.16 $14,900 2.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 370 $9.03 $9.28 $19,290 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 650 $10.20 $10.07 $20,950 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 540 $7.16 $7.49 $15,570 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 270 $7.25 $8.02 $16,680 6.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,170 $7.04 $7.19 $14,960 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 60 $7.18 $7.54 $15,680 3.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,370 $7.11 $7.46 $15,510 3.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 170 $7.24 $7.58 $15,770 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $7.96 $7.84 $16,310 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $7.59 $7.80 $16,220 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $7.14 $7.45 $15,490 4.6 %
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 2,760 $9.03 $9.69 $20,140 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $13.77 $14.27 $29,680 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $19.83 $19.29 $40,130 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,430 $9.11 $9.50 $19,750 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 560 $7.67 $7.79 $16,210 3.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $9.35 $9.77 $20,320 2.4 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $10.19 $10.17 $21,160 6.3 %
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 1,520 $8.78 $10.19 $21,200 4.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $13.01 $12.43 $25,860 7.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $10.61 $9.71 $20,190 13.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $11.59 $15.13 $31,460 11.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 420 $7.45 $7.74 $16,090 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 170 $8.76 $8.62 $17,920 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $8.70 $11.62 $24,160 14.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $8.87 $9.80 $20,390 6.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 70 $9.40 $10.43 $21,690 7.0 %
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 9,150 $9.02 $12.40 $25,790 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,130 $14.50 $15.88 $33,040 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $28.01 $33.10 $68,840 7.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,490 $7.32 $7.82 $16,270 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 590 $8.50 $9.52 $19,800 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $11.26 $12.32 $25,620 9.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,370 $9.07 $11.11 $23,110 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 120 $22.24 $30.81 $64,080 18.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $35.73 $52.07 $108,300 26.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 90 $14.01 $19.18 $39,900 14.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $31.06 $38.76 $80,630 9.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $21.63 $24.14 $50,220 4.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $14.05 $14.84 $30,860 3.9 %
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 13,370 $12.20 $13.18 $27,420 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 800 $19.16 $20.43 $42,490 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $11.32 $11.74 $24,430 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 360 $10.52 $11.61 $24,150 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 290 $11.97 $12.66 $26,340 4.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,160 $13.18 $13.45 $27,970 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $14.95 $15.25 $31,710 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $12.17 $12.42 $25,830 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 400 $9.58 $9.96 $20,710 2.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 30 $14.73 $14.97 $31,150 5.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $14.74 $15.11 $31,420 3.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $16.76 $15.83 $32,930 7.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 700 $11.61 $11.95 $24,860 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $8.68 $9.38 $19,510 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $8.42 $8.32 $17,310 4.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 220 $12.20 $12.98 $27,000 6.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $13.15 $13.87 $28,850 3.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $15.31 $15.01 $31,220 10.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $12.14 $13.05 $27,140 8.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $13.95 $14.32 $29,780 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 660 $9.25 $9.54 $19,850 3.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 $15.06 $14.88 $30,960 3.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $8.48 $8.87 $18,450 3.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 160 $16.30 $15.42 $32,080 5.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $15.47 $15.89 $33,040 4.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.48 (c) $48,840 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 230 (c) $22.91 (c) $21.82 (c) $45,390 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 (c) $24.54 (c) $19.83 (c) $41,250 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $21.04 $21.59 $44,900 3.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 $13.91 $14.44 $30,040 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,410 $9.85 $10.96 $22,790 3.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $17.32 $15.40 $32,030 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 370 $19.74 $20.62 $42,880 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.77 $15.21 $31,630 7.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $11.31 $11.66 $24,260 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,940 $13.42 $13.78 $28,670 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $13.94 $13.26 $27,590 9.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $9.25 $10.19 $21,200 7.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $15.43 $15.92 $33,110 8.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,770 $9.42 $9.96 $20,710 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 120 $9.19 $12.06 $25,080 8.2 %
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 370 $13.77 $13.08 $27,200 6.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 170 $14.79 $14.58 $30,320 3.9 %
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 6,800 $15.40 $16.52 $34,370 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 720 $23.23 $25.85 $53,760 4.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $17.46 $18.11 $37,660 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 570 $14.78 $15.19 $31,590 3.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $15.25 $15.64 $32,530 4.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 820 $11.12 $11.26 $23,420 2.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 270 $14.69 $15.08 $31,370 6.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 570 $15.55 $15.70 $32,660 3.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $7.49 $9.78 $20,340 20.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 600 $18.60 $18.23 $37,920 4.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 190 $13.17 $13.59 $28,260 2.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 140 $11.64 $12.62 $26,250 5.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $17.99 $17.95 $37,330 2.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $11.94 $12.74 $26,500 5.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $14.34 $15.22 $31,670 6.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $9.52 $9.63 $20,040 4.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 140 $11.49 $11.47 $23,860 2.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $11.01 $11.54 $24,010 6.1 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 40 $8.48 $9.93 $20,650 11.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $22.70 $22.49 $46,780 7.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $11.73 $12.54 $26,090 2.4 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $12.02 $12.03 $25,020 2.7 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $15.75 $17.53 $36,460 14.5 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 70 $19.97 $20.30 $42,220 2.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $17.28 $18.14 $37,730 2.3 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 40 $21.54 $23.81 $49,530 13.3 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 50 $10.15 $10.25 $21,320 11.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,190 $17.95 $19.02 $39,570 3.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $24.33 $26.97 $56,100 4.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $15.18 $17.24 $35,860 6.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $26.27 $23.94 $49,790 4.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $21.44 $20.88 $43,430 3.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 $14.60 $15.30 $31,820 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $15.23 $18.39 $38,250 13.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $14.52 $15.81 $32,890 4.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $17.04 $17.18 $35,740 4.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $18.77 $19.11 $39,760 3.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $9.33 $10.20 $21,210 11.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 230 $24.05 $24.10 $50,140 3.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $14.88 $16.57 $34,460 5.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 650 $24.24 $26.29 $54,690 7.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 860 $14.47 $15.59 $32,420 2.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 60 $20.32 $18.89 $39,280 5.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $19.18 $20.79 $43,250 11.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 250 $7.61 $9.53 $19,820 8.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $14.27 $14.43 $30,010 7.3 %
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 12,260 $17.61 $19.10 $39,720 7.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 760 $26.62 $26.92 $56,000 4.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $18.91 $20.17 $41,940 15.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 4,740 $26.67 $24.31 $50,570 7.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $12.32 $12.15 $25,270 6.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.75 $12.02 $24,990 5.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 210 $10.12 $13.41 $27,880 4.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 $21.46 $21.44 $44,580 4.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.88 $13.93 $28,970 6.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $10.63 $11.32 $23,540 8.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 $11.22 $11.11 $23,120 14.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $8.95 $9.11 $18,950 3.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 120 $9.98 $9.69 $20,150 4.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 190 $13.01 $13.50 $28,080 2.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 90 $9.21 $10.01 $20,820 9.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $14.86 $15.81 $32,890 6.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $17.09 $16.33 $33,960 4.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 510 $14.54 $15.96 $33,200 7.6 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 110 $14.98 $16.64 $34,620 4.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 370 $14.15 $14.95 $31,090 5.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $12.08 $13.05 $27,140 29.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $13.61 $13.56 $28,210 7.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $17.19 $16.89 $35,130 5.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $11.61 $11.36 $23,620 9.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 480 $13.25 $12.96 $26,960 6.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 210 $11.49 $12.24 $25,450 4.9 %
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 7,990 $10.56 $12.53 $26,070 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $17.47 $18.13 $37,710 4.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $25.73 $25.71 $53,470 4.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $7.39 $8.76 $18,230 4.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 480 $6.93 $6.92 $14,400 3.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $13.01 $14.26 $29,670 8.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,300 $15.09 $16.09 $33,480 4.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 500 $11.67 $13.82 $28,740 5.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $9.14 $9.37 $19,490 7.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $12.40 $13.52 $28,120 13.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $14.82 $15.19 $31,590 4.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 640 $12.16 $13.57 $28,230 3.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 430 $7.33 $8.08 $16,800 5.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,180 $8.37 $9.10 $18,930 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 250 $11.31 $11.33 $23,570 6.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $8.95 $10.37 $21,560 7.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $11.91 $11.91 $24,770 6.9 %

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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