Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Visalia-Porterville, CA



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


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Visalia-Porterville, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

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

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

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 135,850 $12.62 $17.13 $35,620 2.7 %
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 4,900 $37.81 $41.37 $86,060 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $58.66 $57.61 $119,820 16.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,500 $38.37 $45.07 $93,740 2.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $47.62 $48.03 $99,910 12.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 280 $41.96 $44.41 $92,370 6.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $39.97 $41.28 $85,860 6.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $42.92 $46.00 $95,680 8.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 260 $43.34 $45.55 $94,750 4.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $51.21 $50.38 $104,790 11.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $45.58 $54.33 $113,010 12.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $35.46 $40.62 $84,500 8.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $31.19 $35.25 $73,320 5.7 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 80 $32.75 $36.38 $75,660 10.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $46.18 $49.03 $101,970 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $18.81 $25.68 $53,410 15.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 520 (4) (4) $86,210 4.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $51.96 $54.16 $112,640 11.0 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 60 $58.42 $56.18 $116,860 7.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $48.06 $52.56 $109,330 6.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $20.08 $20.65 $42,960 3.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 260 $36.56 $37.88 $78,800 4.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 270 $13.35 $19.09 $39,710 10.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 150 $25.14 $29.74 $61,850 4.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $35.26 $37.87 $78,760 3.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,100 $25.26 $27.48 $57,170 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $20.36 $23.50 $48,880 11.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $23.90 $28.00 $58,240 7.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $25.69 $25.73 $53,510 6.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $24.00 $25.19 $52,400 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 $19.88 $22.04 $45,830 5.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $20.56 $22.98 $47,800 3.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $24.50 $25.02 $52,030 3.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $19.01 $20.15 $41,900 2.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $25.60 $26.16 $54,410 2.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $28.43 $27.32 $56,830 4.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 630 $25.48 $28.60 $59,480 4.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 690 $28.27 $29.17 $60,680 3.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $19.64 $21.30 $44,310 5.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $28.42 $28.71 $59,720 3.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $31.15 $35.38 $73,590 9.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $16.00 $16.24 $33,780 2.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $33.51 $37.51 $78,030 14.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (8) $16.01 $20.11 $41,830 3.6 %
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 770 $25.73 $28.79 $59,880 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $37.48 $37.97 $78,980 4.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $41.54 $41.52 $86,360 6.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $19.54 $19.88 $41,360 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $30.18 $30.56 $63,570 4.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $23.77 $25.43 $52,900 4.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $28.97 $29.99 $62,380 3.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 $27.03 $35.98 $74,840 17.7 %
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 710 $27.85 $28.91 $60,140 3.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $31.62 $34.49 $71,730 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $35.68 $35.27 $73,360 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $36.89 $36.23 $75,350 3.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $35.14 $34.80 $72,370 7.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $21.03 $21.35 $44,410 4.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $20.02 $20.15 $41,910 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $25.40 $25.95 $53,980 4.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 30 $14.85 $16.27 $33,850 6.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 810 $21.42 $25.35 $52,720 9.6 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (8) $38.99 $44.01 $91,530 5.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $21.81 $22.29 $46,370 5.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $43.72 $45.79 $95,250 7.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 80 $25.67 $27.44 $57,080 6.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 110 $17.04 $16.98 $35,320 4.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 80 $14.28 $14.84 $30,880 4.6 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,500 $17.68 $20.17 $41,950 3.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 170 $14.15 $14.49 $30,140 7.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 410 $31.09 $29.22 $60,780 7.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 310 $15.94 $16.29 $33,870 3.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $23.05 $23.54 $48,960 3.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $14.95 $15.42 $32,070 4.8 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 60 $19.29 $18.41 $38,290 8.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $16.96 $17.52 $36,450 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 280 $14.46 $14.21 $29,560 3.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 $15.09 $15.82 $32,910 7.9 %
21-2011 Clergy (8) $21.00 $22.26 $46,290 8.6 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 540 $25.87 $32.11 $66,800 9.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $39.42 $48.45 $100,770 12.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 $15.53 $16.75 $34,830 5.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 70 $17.94 $17.54 $36,470 3.4 %
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 11,380 $24.19 $25.97 $54,020 4.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $12.34 $18.78 $39,060 12.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $11.41 $11.66 $24,250 4.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 370 (4) (4) $63,120 13.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,470 (4) (4) $64,020 6.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $68,550 12.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,650 (4) (4) $64,370 3.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $70,560 4.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 220 (4) (4) $83,220 16.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (4) (4) $82,930 20.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $75,770 12.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $35.79 $33.50 $69,670 6.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 340 $12.76 $17.54 $36,480 14.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $73,890 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $16.94 $20.06 $41,720 18.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $15.29 $15.08 $31,370 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $42.48 $38.03 $79,110 7.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,950 (4) (4) $26,340 4.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (8) $13.18 $15.18 $31,580 13.4 %
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 680 $16.91 $19.12 $39,770 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $11.69 $12.33 $25,640 7.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $21.30 $21.52 $44,760 3.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $31,960 3.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers (8) $10.84 $13.29 $27,650 17.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $19.35 $21.00 $43,670 5.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $16.44 $21.28 $44,270 14.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $12.08 $16.61 $34,550 19.5 %
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 (8) $28.53 $41.51 $86,330 14.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 $78.72 $81.90 $170,350 15.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $30.06 $30.83 $64,120 3.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $59.42 $58.48 $121,650 1.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $63.14 $63.14 $131,320 7.9 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) $92.14 $191,650 14.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $97.72 $203,260 20.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $46.25 $45.20 $94,010 5.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,310 $30.63 $49.84 $103,660 22.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $36.40 $36.93 $76,820 5.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 160 $29.12 $30.25 $62,920 4.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $35.16 $35.52 $73,880 9.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $35.65 $36.38 $75,670 8.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $35.14 $34.38 $71,510 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $12.78 $13.96 $29,030 11.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $37.84 $36.99 $76,940 4.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (8) $35.27 $36.21 $75,320 4.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $32.27 $31.54 $65,590 2.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $10.65 $11.37 $23,660 3.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 290 $14.25 $14.83 $30,860 6.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $20.60 $21.19 $44,080 6.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $11.98 $12.28 $25,540 6.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 520 $20.35 $20.77 $43,200 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $11.93 $13.68 $28,450 5.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $14.55 $14.91 $31,020 8.2 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 40 $30.76 $33.03 $68,710 8.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,290 $11.33 $12.58 $26,170 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 910 $10.75 $12.23 $25,440 9.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,330 $9.75 $10.09 $20,980 1.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $16.27 $18.63 $38,740 7.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.88 $11.08 $23,040 6.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 490 $15.73 $15.73 $32,720 7.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 840 $12.33 $13.31 $27,680 4.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) $13.61 $14.77 $30,730 7.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $8.85 $8.83 $18,370 4.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $11.46 $12.00 $24,960 13.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 270 $15.24 $15.89 $33,060 4.8 %
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 2,150 $20.80 $20.37 $42,370 5.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $32.79 $35.87 $74,620 2.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $28.33 $29.80 $61,980 5.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $26.30 $25.81 $53,670 6.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 230 $18.63 $20.29 $42,210 7.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (8) $15.68 $19.43 $40,410 6.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 540 $25.14 $26.74 $55,610 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 480 $9.40 $10.19 $21,190 3.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 220 $13.05 $15.64 $32,520 6.3 %
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 9,280 $8.74 $9.34 $19,420 1.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 720 $11.41 $12.32 $25,620 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,150 $8.37 $8.56 $17,800 1.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 360 $9.19 $9.78 $20,350 5.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 510 $10.35 $10.36 $21,550 3.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $9.18 $9.45 $19,650 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 980 $8.92 $9.64 $20,050 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 $8.55 $8.69 $18,070 1.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,280 $8.63 $8.89 $18,490 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 620 $8.80 $9.15 $19,030 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,360 $8.19 $8.83 $18,370 4.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $9.17 $9.76 $20,300 4.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 270 $8.32 $8.74 $18,170 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $8.55 $8.68 $18,050 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $8.47 $8.71 $18,110 2.3 %
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 3,930 $9.90 $11.86 $24,670 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $18.21 $19.18 $39,900 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $18.96 $18.79 $39,070 9.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,780 $9.47 $11.04 $22,960 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 650 $8.91 $9.10 $18,930 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $14.18 $14.79 $30,770 6.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 890 $11.07 $12.14 $25,240 4.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $9.41 $9.92 $20,640 3.9 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $18.04 $17.55 $36,510 7.5 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,560 $9.50 $11.45 $23,820 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $17.70 $18.68 $38,860 5.7 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 110 $10.46 $10.43 $21,700 4.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 220 $8.08 $8.96 $18,640 2.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $8.56 $9.05 $18,820 5.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 350 $9.11 $9.80 $20,380 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $14.98 $16.44 $34,200 5.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $9.39 $9.86 $20,510 2.5 %
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 12,000 $10.28 $15.43 $32,100 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,270 $16.21 $18.06 $37,570 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $28.70 $34.16 $71,050 8.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,380 $9.02 $9.95 $20,700 2.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 540 $8.83 $10.26 $21,340 4.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $13.92 $15.10 $31,420 5.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,410 $9.41 $11.63 $24,190 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $18.20 $19.44 $40,440 5.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $30.15 $31.92 $66,400 9.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $22.78 $34.54 $71,840 13.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 $11.08 $11.19 $23,280 5.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 310 $25.27 $35.75 $74,360 11.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 230 $36.92 $42.39 $88,160 10.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 800 $28.07 $33.05 $68,750 7.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $37.23 $39.88 $82,940 5.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $12.83 $13.27 $27,600 3.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $17.78 $17.78 $36,990 4.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19,820 $13.04 $14.24 $29,620 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,160 $19.68 $20.57 $42,790 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.96 $10.35 $21,520 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $11.68 $12.85 $26,730 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 610 $14.19 $14.54 $30,240 3.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,600 $15.47 $16.32 $33,940 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $14.67 $15.73 $32,710 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.60 $13.91 $28,930 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 570 $11.11 $11.35 $23,600 2.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 170 $14.56 $15.26 $31,750 4.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $17.92 $18.48 $38,450 4.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 940 $13.30 $14.50 $30,160 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 300 $11.35 $11.35 $23,600 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $8.91 $9.03 $18,770 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $11.74 $12.11 $25,190 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $13.84 $12.99 $27,010 7.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $13.79 $15.01 $31,220 7.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $15.35 $15.64 $32,530 6.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $11.41 $13.96 $29,030 6.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 220 $17.23 $18.51 $38,510 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 650 $11.75 $12.04 $25,030 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 370 $11.92 $12.73 $26,480 4.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $18.27 $18.08 $37,610 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $17.76 $18.05 $37,530 4.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $19.48 $21.43 $44,580 3.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.98 (c) $49,880 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 310 (c) $23.59 (c) $22.32 (c) $46,430 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $18.53 $19.84 $41,260 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 790 $13.02 $13.98 $29,080 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,950 $9.91 $11.02 $22,910 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 100 $9.57 $11.93 $24,810 8.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 860 $17.58 $18.39 $38,250 1.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $17.78 $18.48 $38,430 7.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 960 $12.04 $12.34 $25,660 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,210 $13.21 $13.65 $28,380 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 $12.35 $12.49 $25,980 3.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $13.20 $14.16 $29,450 6.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 460 $16.84 $17.03 $35,420 2.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $12.45 $13.26 $27,590 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,560 $11.14 $11.57 $24,070 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $13.77 $13.85 $28,810 3.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $12.76 $14.37 $29,880 5.4 %
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 22,150 $8.52 $9.44 $19,640 1.7 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 690 $12.08 $13.80 $28,710 5.2 %
45-1012 Farm Labor Contractors (8) $11.86 $13.54 $28,160 8.1 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 120 $19.30 $19.84 $41,280 2.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,270 $8.64 $8.96 $18,640 2.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 710 $11.01 $13.22 $27,500 14.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 19,040 $8.36 $9.05 $18,820 1.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 100 $12.68 $13.95 $29,020 9.8 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $9.54 $11.05 $22,990 11.4 %
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 5,170 $17.22 $18.72 $38,940 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 460 $28.23 $28.65 $59,600 4.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $16.74 $20.20 $42,020 15.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 660 $16.73 $17.79 $37,010 6.0 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 60 $14.77 $15.02 $31,250 3.0 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 40 $14.50 $15.61 $32,460 4.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $19.35 $21.62 $44,960 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 340 $17.24 $20.11 $41,830 9.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 580 $16.59 $17.87 $37,170 4.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $21.05 $20.89 $43,460 7.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 310 $21.85 $21.47 $44,660 5.4 %
47-2082 Tapers (8) $20.83 $20.99 $43,660 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 470 $14.72 $16.65 $34,620 6.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $15.44 $16.33 $33,960 5.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 $16.12 $16.59 $34,500 12.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 440 $19.05 $19.85 $41,290 9.9 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $21.23 $20.38 $42,380 12.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 360 $11.21 $12.30 $25,590 5.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 40 $15.76 $15.62 $32,490 3.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 140 $11.05 $11.31 $23,530 5.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 30 $10.97 $10.98 $22,850 4.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 80 $14.02 $13.81 $28,710 6.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $25.42 $26.78 $55,710 4.9 %
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 4,730 $16.56 $18.10 $37,650 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 $26.52 $27.33 $56,850 3.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $13.34 $13.30 $27,670 7.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $27.66 $26.63 $55,390 4.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $16.51 $15.95 $33,180 5.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $14.84 $15.02 $31,250 5.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $17.75 $20.67 $43,000 5.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 550 $15.95 $16.74 $34,820 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $18.77 $19.55 $40,660 4.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 160 $15.49 $17.39 $36,170 11.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $19.38 $19.80 $41,180 2.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $15.68 $15.12 $31,460 7.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $8.98 $9.58 $19,920 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $18.31 $18.47 $38,420 5.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 430 $19.56 $19.55 $40,670 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,120 $15.12 $16.12 $33,530 2.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 170 $12.90 $12.44 $25,870 4.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $43.09 $39.95 $83,090 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $9.28 $14.65 $30,480 25.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $9.61 $10.24 $21,300 3.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 210 $18.13 $19.27 $40,080 6.4 %
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 9,460 $13.62 $14.23 $29,600 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 490 $23.11 $23.66 $49,220 4.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $17.08 $16.97 $35,290 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 290 $9.56 $10.87 $22,600 3.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 180 $9.94 $11.66 $24,250 7.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $10.97 $11.75 $24,450 6.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 200 $12.13 $13.57 $28,230 7.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $12.61 $12.00 $24,960 3.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 710 $18.46 $17.22 $35,810 7.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 2,000 $14.17 $14.03 $29,190 5.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $17.15 $16.25 $33,810 7.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.84 $15.01 $31,220 2.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $14.21 $13.43 $27,940 5.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 70 $16.31 $15.81 $32,880 3.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.38 $10.88 $22,640 11.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $13.40 $13.75 $28,600 2.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $21.12 $21.86 $45,470 7.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $19.82 $19.48 $40,520 3.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $8.88 $8.92 $18,560 1.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $8.18 $8.53 $17,740 3.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $14.39 $14.75 $30,670 5.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 70 $13.31 $13.01 $27,060 2.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 90 $8.99 $9.21 $19,150 4.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $18.95 $19.50 $40,550 2.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.99 $12.70 $26,410 11.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $12.31 $13.23 $27,520 5.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $9.61 $10.65 $22,160 3.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $11.52 $12.76 $26,530 6.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $18.09 $17.75 $36,920 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,160 $9.84 $11.37 $23,640 6.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $14.06 $14.06 $29,240 3.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $19.83 $19.71 $40,990 7.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $11.05 $13.14 $27,320 8.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $14.83 $15.03 $31,250 7.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 430 $9.06 $9.84 $20,470 5.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 170 $9.33 $10.95 $22,770 3.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10,620 $11.53 $13.16 $27,380 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 280 $20.52 $19.46 $40,480 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $23.26 $24.64 $51,250 4.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 170 $13.80 $13.20 $27,450 4.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 470 $13.27 $13.48 $28,030 9.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 210 $8.03 $9.96 $20,710 11.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,090 $16.42 $17.00 $35,370 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 830 $12.33 $12.90 $26,830 2.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $10.95 $10.97 $22,810 4.2 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $21.68 $20.58 $42,800 7.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 $13.30 $12.89 $26,810 12.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $9.22 $11.88 $24,710 5.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $17.26 $16.10 $33,480 8.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,010 $10.20 $11.80 $24,540 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 370 $8.88 $9.07 $18,870 2.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,020 $10.41 $11.45 $23,810 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,860 $8.76 $9.20 $19,140 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $17.65 $17.56 $36,530 4.4 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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