Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Waco, TX



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 Waco, TX, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas.

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 Waco, TX (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 100,480 $13.14 $16.72 $34,780 2.1 %
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 3,840 $34.39 $40.21 $83,630 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 $51.82 $60.87 $126,600 4.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,340 $38.15 $44.80 $93,180 3.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (8) $56.58 $56.24 $116,980 7.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $40.94 $53.55 $111,370 7.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $54.90 $53.55 $111,390 16.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 210 $34.73 $34.51 $71,780 2.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $47.08 $47.48 $98,760 2.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 170 $36.60 $42.26 $87,900 4.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $38.99 $40.90 $85,070 4.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $40.80 $43.80 $91,100 7.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 280 $23.63 $31.15 $64,780 17.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $14.04 $16.57 $34,480 7.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $64,620 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $55.12 $57.70 $120,010 9.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 170 $23.96 $29.32 $60,990 16.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $30.30 $30.94 $64,350 2.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 $18.62 $20.43 $42,500 10.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $23.68 $24.33 $50,600 4.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $31.20 $47.52 $98,840 17.2 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,560 $24.65 $26.38 $54,880 2.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $18.43 $19.78 $41,150 6.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $20.89 $22.70 $47,210 4.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 800 $26.21 $26.19 $54,480 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $23.95 $25.22 $52,460 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 190 $22.69 $23.22 $48,300 7.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $18.69 $19.57 $40,700 5.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $20.64 $22.23 $46,240 2.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $22.87 $23.85 $49,600 5.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $24.37 $25.09 $52,190 5.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $29.74 $30.29 $63,000 5.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 100 $30.76 $36.31 $75,520 10.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $15.86 $18.15 $37,760 3.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 410 $29.68 $30.09 $62,590 2.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 680 $22.15 $23.13 $48,100 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $29.90 $31.04 $64,560 7.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $30.57 $31.71 $65,960 10.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $25.22 $30.04 $62,470 8.8 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $26.28 $28.33 $58,930 2.1 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 70 $17.36 $18.85 $39,210 1.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $38.55 $37.15 $77,260 9.3 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,390 $24.00 $26.48 $55,080 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $29.66 $32.04 $66,650 13.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 $32.57 $35.10 $73,010 10.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $36.32 $36.04 $74,970 7.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 320 $18.82 $19.09 $39,710 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 200 $21.89 $23.26 $48,380 5.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 70 $26.57 $26.39 $54,890 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 220 $24.26 $25.38 $52,780 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $25.41 $28.51 $59,310 3.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $17.78 $20.03 $41,650 16.4 %
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 1,130 $26.48 $29.59 $61,560 6.4 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 70 $40.58 $42.66 $88,740 7.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $31.91 $35.43 $73,700 10.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $43.95 $50.58 $105,210 13.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 140 $36.95 $45.66 $94,970 17.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 140 $32.14 $33.02 $68,680 9.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $11.74 $12.48 $25,960 6.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $23.02 $23.00 $47,850 4.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $14.78 $16.68 $34,690 6.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $27.36 $26.53 $55,190 2.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 150 $20.11 $22.24 $46,270 7.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $24.36 $22.91 $47,650 3.2 %
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 690 $27.52 $29.69 $61,760 7.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 260 $36.13 $36.12 $75,120 9.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $25.14 $31.44 $65,390 18.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $18.42 $21.14 $43,980 11.2 %
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 990 $18.34 $19.49 $40,530 3.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 $22.69 $22.75 $47,330 1.8 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 70 $24.20 $23.76 $49,420 2.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $15.46 $16.83 $35,000 5.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $22.00 $22.00 $45,750 4.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $14.84 $15.17 $31,550 2.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $26.44 $25.51 $53,060 12.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $12.36 $13.17 $27,400 3.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 100 $12.29 $14.04 $29,200 9.2 %
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 550 $27.23 $37.75 $78,520 15.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 270 $48.36 $55.23 $114,880 21.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 $17.97 $18.88 $39,260 3.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,930 $19.24 $20.01 $41,620 4.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $92,350 3.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $73,120 2.0 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $67,150 2.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $58,420 1.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $61,340 1.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 270 $22.61 $22.90 $47,640 2.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 270 $8.02 $11.05 $22,970 8.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (4) (4) $42,040 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,130 (4) (4) $40,740 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 630 (4) (4) $42,220 1.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 890 (4) (4) $43,930 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $44,520 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $40,850 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $40,980 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $43,340 1.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $9.89 $11.30 $23,500 10.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 570 (4) (4) $20,360 2.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $21.89 $21.45 $44,620 1.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $9.42 $10.34 $21,510 4.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 180 $26.38 $26.64 $55,400 1.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 950 (4) (4) $18,720 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 1,200 $18.37 $20.60 $42,860 4.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.76 $10.60 $22,040 3.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $14.48 $15.65 $32,560 4.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 170 (4) (4) $54,550 8.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 250 $19.24 $22.29 $46,360 3.3 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $18.79 $22.35 $46,490 6.0 %
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 4,980 $25.18 $32.32 $67,210 6.9 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (8) $29.65 $38.51 $80,100 16.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $56.65 $55.03 $114,460 1.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $79.95 $83.98 $174,680 24.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 140 (5) $105.00 $218,400 13.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,950 $27.76 $30.44 $63,320 9.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $33.17 $32.92 $68,460 3.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $36.68 $35.98 $74,840 4.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $23.64 $24.55 $51,070 2.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $31.16 $32.57 $67,750 8.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $14.60 $15.40 $32,030 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $33.01 $30.43 $63,290 5.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 230 $23.08 $22.50 $46,800 7.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $13.86 $14.10 $29,330 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $15.89 $16.39 $34,090 3.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $10.77 $11.83 $24,610 6.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 760 $19.00 $18.91 $39,320 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $13.58 $15.99 $33,260 7.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $11.48 $11.98 $24,930 11.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $27.28 $27.22 $56,610 2.7 %
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 3,390 $10.10 $11.13 $23,150 4.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,260 $8.34 $10.00 $20,800 13.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,200 $9.56 $10.27 $21,360 4.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $23.28 $23.37 $48,600 4.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $14.69 $14.82 $30,830 4.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 360 $13.23 $13.01 $27,060 2.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $9.07 $9.04 $18,810 3.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 170 $13.97 $14.89 $30,980 11.6 %
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 1,930 $14.58 $16.19 $33,670 6.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 590 $20.74 $20.36 $42,350 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 560 $10.47 $10.98 $22,830 5.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 140 $7.35 $7.32 $15,220 5.0 %
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 9,150 $7.26 $8.00 $16,650 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 770 $11.93 $12.99 $27,030 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 220 $6.92 $7.05 $14,660 5.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 340 $7.87 $8.48 $17,630 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 780 $7.89 $8.26 $17,180 4.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.78 $8.79 $18,290 3.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 320 $7.95 $8.11 $16,870 6.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 200 $7.13 $7.87 $16,370 5.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,430 $7.09 $7.38 $15,340 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.32 $8.06 $16,770 5.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,020 $6.96 $7.15 $14,880 2.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $8.19 $8.09 $16,830 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $7.17 $7.54 $15,680 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 260 $7.18 $7.36 $15,310 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $7.42 $7.72 $16,050 1.8 %
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 3,480 $9.02 $9.77 $20,320 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (8) $12.77 $13.64 $28,380 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) $17.55 $18.02 $37,490 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,760 $8.64 $9.00 $18,720 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 480 $7.26 $7.72 $16,070 3.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $13.17 $13.95 $29,010 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 830 $9.60 $10.33 $21,490 4.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,810 $7.45 $8.76 $18,210 7.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $14.06 $19.14 $39,810 21.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 140 $8.68 $9.12 $18,980 2.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $6.88 $6.84 $14,220 4.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $7.71 $8.49 $17,660 3.9 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 190 $9.97 $10.13 $21,070 9.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 50 $7.19 $8.32 $17,310 15.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $13.09 $12.76 $26,550 7.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 520 $7.64 $8.75 $18,200 7.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $7.94 $9.96 $20,710 5.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,500 $10.57 $14.45 $30,060 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,040 $15.36 $17.54 $36,480 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $29.60 $30.65 $63,750 3.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,460 $7.71 $7.99 $16,610 2.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $7.49 $9.02 $18,760 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $14.70 $14.67 $30,510 5.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,160 $9.44 $10.68 $22,220 4.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $14.07 $15.64 $32,540 5.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $23.05 $24.03 $49,980 4.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 $13.33 $13.84 $28,780 12.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 410 $29.69 $27.53 $57,260 7.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $26.03 $29.80 $61,990 7.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,400 $21.52 $23.18 $48,210 6.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $9.39 $11.08 $23,040 13.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $8.87 $9.83 $20,450 3.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $12.39 $12.92 $26,870 14.6 %
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 16,870 $12.75 $13.71 $28,520 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,020 $19.32 $20.80 $43,270 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $10.04 $10.58 $22,010 4.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 160 $12.90 $12.89 $26,820 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 280 $12.81 $12.80 $26,630 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,410 $14.13 $14.69 $30,560 3.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $14.75 $14.90 $30,990 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $15.66 $17.61 $36,630 9.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $10.78 $11.03 $22,930 3.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (8) $13.59 $14.55 $30,270 4.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $14.21 $13.89 $28,900 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,850 $11.80 $11.87 $24,700 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $11.33 $11.42 $23,750 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 230 $7.23 $7.45 $15,500 7.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $12.72 $12.71 $26,430 4.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $11.69 $11.97 $24,900 2.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $16.02 $16.19 $33,670 3.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $13.92 $14.21 $29,560 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $11.11 $11.31 $23,530 4.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $14.18 $14.60 $30,370 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 730 $9.89 $10.41 $21,660 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 210 $12.49 $13.44 $27,950 10.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $10.53 $10.45 $21,730 8.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $12.02 $12.29 $25,570 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 $14.12 $14.53 $30,220 3.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.21 (c) $50,360 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 (c) $23.24 (c) $22.21 (c) $46,200 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 210 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.14 (c) $46,050 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 230 $14.23 $14.90 $31,000 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 500 $12.81 $12.93 $26,890 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,490 $10.63 $10.77 $22,400 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,460 $19.23 $19.83 $41,250 3.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $14.38 $15.29 $31,810 8.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 140 $12.06 $12.73 $26,480 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,950 $11.68 $11.81 $24,560 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $8.57 $12.40 $25,790 20.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 180 $8.88 $9.32 $19,380 4.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $15.90 $15.68 $32,610 3.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 90 $13.31 $13.06 $27,170 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,850 $11.39 $11.50 $23,930 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $9.65 $11.12 $23,130 10.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $12.63 $14.02 $29,150 4.9 %
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 110 $9.18 $10.59 $22,040 7.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $8.60 $9.42 $19,600 9.8 %
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 (8) $12.81 $14.26 $29,670 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 $24.12 $25.15 $52,310 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 220 $20.35 $20.34 $42,310 2.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 230 $13.56 $14.17 $29,480 2.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 70 $13.59 $13.67 $28,440 3.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 300 $12.81 $12.79 $26,600 2.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,380 $9.80 $10.11 $21,020 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 260 $11.89 $12.40 $25,780 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 310 $13.40 $14.18 $29,500 4.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $14.21 $14.12 $29,380 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $21.49 $20.80 $43,250 2.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $14.47 $15.76 $32,780 5.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $13.00 $13.60 $28,290 4.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $18.29 $18.49 $38,450 10.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $12.23 $12.43 $25,850 4.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 70 $20.03 $19.77 $41,120 3.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $15.47 $15.45 $32,130 7.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $9.60 $9.84 $20,460 3.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 70 $12.37 $12.63 $26,270 5.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $9.61 $9.69 $20,160 4.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $16.57 $18.10 $37,650 2.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (8) $25.80 $22.98 $47,800 4.2 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $10.53 $10.67 $22,190 3.4 %
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 5,030 $15.32 $16.72 $34,770 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 $23.05 $25.97 $54,020 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $11.99 $12.67 $26,340 5.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $25.64 $26.38 $54,860 7.8 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 340 $20.18 $20.06 $41,730 3.7 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $11.62 $13.02 $27,090 11.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 40 $18.15 $20.95 $43,570 12.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $17.42 $19.95 $41,490 5.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 360 $14.44 $15.66 $32,570 6.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 350 $13.53 $14.33 $29,810 4.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $16.51 $17.29 $35,960 4.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.68 $9.06 $18,840 4.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $13.55 $14.13 $29,390 9.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 $18.46 $18.94 $39,390 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,320 $13.23 $14.22 $29,580 3.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $14.79 $16.34 $33,990 2.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $22.44 $22.54 $46,890 8.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 $21.88 $21.42 $44,540 11.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $17.62 $17.55 $36,490 4.8 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $10.89 $12.19 $25,360 21.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $9.71 $10.42 $21,660 5.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $13.69 $13.51 $28,090 4.8 %
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 10,770 $12.81 $14.60 $30,370 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 790 $22.92 $24.31 $50,570 4.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 380 $19.41 $17.69 $36,790 15.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 160 $15.70 $15.86 $32,980 10.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 300 $13.94 $14.60 $30,370 6.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,070 $10.76 $12.34 $25,670 6.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 220 $9.70 $10.28 $21,390 5.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $10.11 $10.07 $20,950 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $11.06 $11.25 $23,410 3.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 270 $11.63 $12.48 $25,960 7.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $11.27 $11.25 $23,400 3.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $16.04 $17.79 $37,000 7.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $17.08 $16.98 $35,330 4.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $13.93 $14.00 $29,110 9.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $8.54 $9.20 $19,130 8.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $16.46 $16.81 $34,970 4.6 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.29 $9.95 $20,690 2.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 390 $15.19 $15.98 $33,230 5.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $9.95 $10.07 $20,940 6.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.26 $12.29 $25,570 12.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 470 $13.72 $14.76 $30,690 3.1 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $12.97 $13.93 $28,980 17.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $10.69 $11.15 $23,200 5.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $16.49 $15.84 $32,960 4.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 180 $11.19 $12.07 $25,100 7.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) $8.34 $8.46 $17,600 6.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $7.48 $7.64 $15,880 6.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 150 $8.69 $8.92 $18,550 4.4 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 30 $9.85 $10.28 $21,380 2.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 260 $13.19 $13.22 $27,500 3.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 $9.70 $10.25 $21,320 5.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 150 $12.07 $11.73 $24,390 6.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $14.80 $15.62 $32,490 2.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $11.84 $12.15 $25,270 3.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $13.48 $13.60 $28,290 3.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $11.94 $15.23 $31,670 8.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 520 $17.17 $16.66 $34,640 3.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 320 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.12 $13.08 $27,210 3.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $9.44 $11.03 $22,950 11.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $9.31 $9.93 $20,660 3.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $9.47 $10.15 $21,100 5.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 190 $8.81 $9.19 $19,120 5.1 %
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 6,130 $11.58 $12.83 $26,690 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $17.11 $18.35 $38,170 5.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $23.32 $23.89 $49,680 5.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 410 $10.78 $10.53 $21,900 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 450 $7.83 $10.47 $21,780 12.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,310 $14.33 $16.47 $34,250 5.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 740 $11.11 $11.90 $24,760 4.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $8.43 $8.69 $18,080 6.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.91 $8.88 $18,460 4.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $16.65 $16.29 $33,870 3.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 100 $12.96 $14.67 $30,500 7.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $11.89 $12.19 $25,360 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $7.45 $8.10 $16,860 5.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,600 $9.35 $10.04 $20,890 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 70 $9.79 $11.55 $24,010 4.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 160 $8.01 $8.70 $18,090 5.7 %

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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