Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wheeling, WV-OH



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 Wheeling, WV-OH, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of West Virginia and Ohio.

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 Wheeling, WV-OH (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 63,750 $11.82 $15.61 $32,460 1.7 %
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 2,370 $30.52 $35.44 $73,720 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 230 $43.41 $52.68 $109,570 7.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 530 $30.39 $33.42 $69,500 3.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $37,950 23.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $48.12 $53.88 $112,080 18.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $28.12 $37.09 $77,150 10.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $27.52 $29.44 $61,230 5.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $45.21 $45.39 $94,410 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $35.29 $39.36 $81,870 6.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $30.28 $36.63 $76,190 6.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $23.96 $32.62 $67,850 12.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $70,400 3.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $30.94 $32.63 $67,870 6.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $22.80 $22.79 $47,390 5.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $22.30 $21.53 $44,780 6.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $30.90 $32.47 $67,530 4.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $27.46 $27.40 $56,990 2.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $15.55 $18.14 $37,730 11.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $19.20 $21.88 $45,510 6.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 90 $29.98 $37.28 $77,530 17.5 %
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 1,700 $20.24 $22.56 $46,920 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $20.42 $23.84 $49,590 15.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $19.96 $22.93 $47,690 4.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 120 $17.68 $20.07 $41,740 11.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $18.65 $21.43 $44,580 7.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $24.71 $24.82 $51,620 7.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $16.94 $17.20 $35,780 5.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (8) $17.83 $18.79 $39,090 10.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $14.29 $16.81 $34,970 6.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 200 $20.63 $20.94 $43,560 8.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $25.36 $29.43 $61,210 3.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $16.50 $16.62 $34,570 9.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 210 $17.86 $19.61 $40,790 10.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 390 $23.39 $26.75 $55,640 4.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (8) $23.23 $24.85 $51,680 5.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 50 $19.65 $22.88 $47,600 7.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 $7.65 $8.58 $17,850 9.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $22.78 $24.85 $51,690 3.0 %
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 610 $21.89 $24.67 $51,320 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $23.76 $27.42 $57,040 7.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $30.85 $30.80 $64,060 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 190 $16.98 $17.38 $36,160 3.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 $26.52 $29.05 $60,430 10.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $21.82 $24.43 $50,800 4.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $27.37 $27.69 $57,600 8.6 %
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 650 $25.59 $27.02 $56,200 5.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $27.81 $29.05 $60,410 4.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $40.82 $39.37 $81,890 3.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $28.41 $28.40 $59,070 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $33.57 $33.48 $69,640 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $30.46 $30.04 $62,470 12.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $16.80 $16.46 $34,240 11.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $16.56 $16.62 $34,560 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $27.56 $26.81 $55,770 4.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $19.31 $20.64 $42,940 9.9 %
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 380 $20.17 $24.37 $50,690 6.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $18.99 $19.82 $41,220 4.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 $16.83 $17.54 $36,480 10.6 %
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 1,400 $13.97 $15.63 $32,510 4.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $15.83 $16.74 $34,820 4.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $23.39 $20.69 $43,030 7.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $14.56 $16.15 $33,600 4.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $10.94 $13.41 $27,900 11.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $18.01 $17.89 $37,200 2.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 $11.96 $12.80 $26,620 6.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 $12.15 $16.51 $34,330 20.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 260 $8.18 $8.75 $18,210 3.0 %
21-2011 Clergy (8) $27.57 $26.36 $54,840 3.3 %
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 390 $21.49 $27.27 $56,720 8.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $34.78 $43.03 $89,490 10.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 150 $17.65 $19.04 $39,610 5.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,070 $20.05 $19.78 $41,150 2.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $61,710 25.4 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $66,160 27.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $47,510 7.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,190 4.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $21.82 $21.72 $45,170 3.2 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $68,660 3.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $10.17 $10.28 $21,380 5.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $45,460 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 450 (4) (4) $43,300 5.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 170 (4) (4) $41,930 4.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 680 (4) (4) $44,390 2.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $49,040 2.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $39,520 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $39,990 2.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 110 (4) (4) $43,680 3.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $18.09 $17.67 $36,750 5.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $13.21 $12.49 $25,980 12.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 300 (4) (4) $21,460 4.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 30 $12.36 $13.16 $27,380 4.1 %
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 610 $12.97 $19.07 $39,660 14.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.97 $9.14 $19,000 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $12.34 $15.21 $31,640 15.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $32,030 25.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $11.95 $13.48 $28,040 9.0 %
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 4,620 $19.45 $24.81 $51,610 4.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $79.97 $82.19 $170,960 11.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $49.03 $47.86 $99,560 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 (5) $81.73 $169,990 12.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $34.11 $38.20 $79,460 13.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,770 $21.36 $22.44 $46,670 4.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $29.23 $29.75 $61,870 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $32.93 $33.60 $69,890 3.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 110 $21.07 $21.27 $44,240 3.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $25.11 $25.85 $53,760 3.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $23.48 $23.42 $48,720 4.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $16.76 $16.11 $33,510 3.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $22.10 $21.67 $45,070 4.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) $19.29 $18.55 $38,580 4.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 220 $18.86 $19.32 $40,190 3.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $9.52 $11.66 $24,250 9.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $11.41 $11.86 $24,670 3.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $14.01 $14.61 $30,380 7.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $8.26 $9.68 $20,140 5.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 770 $14.39 $14.72 $30,620 2.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $12.16 $13.43 $27,930 4.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $13.69 $14.39 $29,930 6.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $18.21 $19.62 $40,820 8.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $32.16 $30.59 $63,630 3.3 %
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 2,430 $9.57 $10.07 $20,950 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 660 $7.77 $8.59 $17,880 4.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,140 $9.87 $9.99 $20,790 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $19.88 $20.60 $42,850 3.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $11.39 $11.06 $23,010 4.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 100 $11.15 $11.21 $23,320 3.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 200 $10.63 $10.71 $22,270 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $13.71 $13.36 $27,800 6.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $9.03 $9.25 $19,240 3.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $9.22 $12.43 $25,850 17.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $12.30 $12.75 $26,520 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 1,680 $12.03 $14.52 $30,200 7.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 170 $9.35 $10.88 $22,630 7.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 310 $16.63 $17.35 $36,090 4.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 570 $8.97 $9.52 $19,790 2.6 %
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 7,450 $7.57 $8.44 $17,540 1.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 500 $12.32 $14.34 $29,820 4.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 240 $7.56 $7.82 $16,270 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 340 $9.28 $9.75 $20,290 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 530 $8.74 $8.99 $18,700 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 120 $9.64 $9.60 $19,970 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 450 $7.90 $8.51 $17,710 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 370 $7.38 $7.61 $15,830 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,170 $7.42 $7.56 $15,730 1.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 270 $7.66 $8.36 $17,400 4.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,590 $7.39 $7.68 $15,980 2.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $8.03 $8.44 $17,550 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $7.31 $7.40 $15,390 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $7.54 $7.80 $16,220 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.52 $7.77 $16,160 2.2 %
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 1,990 $8.67 $9.78 $20,340 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $14.14 $15.09 $31,390 4.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,120 $8.42 $9.90 $20,590 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 490 $8.20 $8.63 $17,940 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $9.22 $9.37 $19,500 4.1 %
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 2,350 $7.56 $8.74 $18,170 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $10.93 $12.87 $26,760 9.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.47 $8.55 $17,780 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 240 $7.20 $7.51 $15,620 5.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 110 $7.34 $8.88 $18,480 15.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 330 $7.75 $9.08 $18,880 4.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 200 $7.37 $7.96 $16,560 5.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 640 $8.08 $8.14 $16,930 3.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $7.99 $10.34 $21,500 8.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $7.58 $8.81 $18,320 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 7,350 $9.03 $13.85 $28,810 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 550 $14.40 $16.14 $33,570 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $28.42 $33.57 $69,820 9.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,180 $7.48 $7.90 $16,440 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $8.51 $10.04 $20,870 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $11.49 $12.93 $26,900 7.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,330 $8.34 $10.14 $21,090 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $17.27 $21.78 $45,310 13.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 $19.53 $25.04 $52,080 10.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $20.29 $22.18 $46,120 7.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 810 $23.01 $29.31 $60,960 11.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 $9.35 $10.70 $22,260 9.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $25.86 $21.36 $44,420 16.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11,010 $10.89 $12.18 $25,330 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 $15.05 $17.18 $35,730 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $9.27 $10.02 $20,850 5.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $12.60 $13.86 $28,820 5.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $11.96 $12.57 $26,150 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 730 $11.96 $12.64 $26,300 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $13.20 $13.87 $28,840 3.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 550 $9.32 $9.54 $19,850 1.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $11.82 $13.19 $27,440 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,010 $10.43 $11.53 $23,990 4.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $14.44 $15.00 $31,200 8.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $11.99 $12.10 $25,170 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $7.75 $8.19 $17,030 3.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $11.41 $11.93 $24,820 5.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $10.64 $11.39 $23,690 11.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $12.84 $13.70 $28,490 5.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $11.48 $11.60 $24,120 4.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 $9.48 $12.67 $26,360 15.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $15.86 $16.78 $34,900 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 $9.61 $9.84 $20,460 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 $14.04 $14.75 $30,690 5.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 140 $9.83 $9.93 $20,650 16.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $11.34 $12.11 $25,180 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 $19.66 $18.04 $37,520 6.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.42 (c) $50,790 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 190 (c) $24.47 (c) $22.61 (c) $47,030 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 (c) $22.84 (c) $19.42 (c) $40,390 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $22.99 $22.13 $46,040 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 190 $10.01 $11.37 $23,650 3.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 930 $8.28 $9.19 $19,110 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 570 $15.97 $16.74 $34,830 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $12.02 $12.48 $25,960 5.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 $11.19 $11.65 $24,230 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 940 $10.18 $11.05 $22,980 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (8) $7.92 $8.65 $17,990 3.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $21.46 $20.41 $42,450 3.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $12.63 $12.62 $26,250 4.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $9.79 $10.13 $21,060 8.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,120 $10.11 $11.18 $23,260 3.0 %
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 3,530 $17.69 $18.66 $38,820 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 160 $28.94 $30.39 $63,220 4.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $18.80 $19.30 $40,150 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 410 $14.78 $15.44 $32,110 5.1 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 30 $11.50 $11.50 $23,920 11.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $18.32 $18.27 $38,000 4.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 410 $12.99 $14.26 $29,660 5.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 430 $15.20 $17.21 $35,790 8.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 470 $23.46 $23.70 $49,290 5.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $11.06 $12.02 $25,010 7.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $13.56 $15.97 $33,210 7.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $21.53 $19.44 $40,440 10.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 $13.36 $15.93 $33,140 23.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $25.87 $23.29 $48,430 5.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.66 $11.55 $24,030 7.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $16.71 $15.86 $32,980 4.5 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $20.49 $20.43 $42,500 7.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,810 $16.04 $17.71 $36,840 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $25.19 $25.54 $53,130 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $15.13 $14.49 $30,150 9.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $25.71 $25.08 $52,170 5.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $25.93 $24.40 $50,750 5.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $16.96 $16.82 $34,980 6.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 290 $13.30 $13.52 $28,120 2.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $17.08 $17.13 $35,630 5.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $18.55 $17.87 $37,160 6.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $9.63 $10.03 $20,870 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $14.96 $15.10 $31,400 7.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $12.72 $11.65 $24,220 22.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 270 $22.78 $21.95 $45,650 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 630 $12.21 $13.58 $28,250 3.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 160 $21.17 $20.61 $42,870 3.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $28.02 $27.31 $56,810 5.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $28.25 $28.71 $59,710 9.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 80 $10.61 $10.86 $22,580 10.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $9.02 $9.26 $19,260 3.8 %
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 2,630 $15.71 $17.06 $35,490 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 270 $21.34 $24.11 $50,150 4.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $11.22 $11.43 $23,780 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $11.03 $11.48 $23,870 7.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 180 $14.98 $16.43 $34,180 6.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 170 $17.77 $19.03 $39,580 4.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $13.06 $12.59 $26,190 7.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $7.72 $8.21 $17,070 4.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $8.43 $9.06 $18,850 8.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 80 $28.76 $29.93 $62,250 3.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $14.35 $14.31 $29,770 2.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $16.95 $15.82 $32,910 7.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 70 $16.79 $16.94 $35,240 5.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $17.79 $17.75 $36,910 3.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $9.65 $11.29 $23,490 4.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 50 $15.89 $16.30 $33,900 7.4 %
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 4,690 $11.12 $13.56 $28,200 4.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $16.91 $19.96 $41,530 10.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $21.79 $22.26 $46,290 5.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 190 $11.53 $11.74 $24,410 4.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $7.41 $9.15 $19,030 9.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 690 $12.28 $14.83 $30,850 11.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 410 $9.68 $11.75 $24,430 7.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $8.72 $8.86 $18,430 3.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $11.40 $11.93 $24,810 10.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $7.15 $7.50 $15,610 5.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $8.09 $8.28 $17,230 3.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $24.82 $22.83 $47,480 7.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (8) $14.29 $14.69 $30,560 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $7.42 $8.33 $17,330 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,350 $9.29 $10.91 $22,680 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 250 $7.67 $9.36 $19,460 4.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $12.61 $11.99 $24,940 9.9 %

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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