Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area



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


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area.

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

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Major Occupational Groups in Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 70,290 $13.15 $15.51 $32,250 2.0 %
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 1,990 $30.81 $34.59 $71,950 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $50.34 $55.67 $115,800 11.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 590 $31.31 $37.58 $78,160 5.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 (4) (4) $19,870 10.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $29.23 $35.25 $73,310 11.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $32.57 $35.19 $73,200 11.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $29.49 $32.14 $66,850 5.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $37.14 $41.55 $86,430 6.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $28.51 $28.22 $58,700 4.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $68,400 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $38.23 $40.40 $84,040 3.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $23.85 $24.43 $50,810 6.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $34.21 $33.00 $68,640 4.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $27.14 $26.42 $54,960 1.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $24.57 $24.75 $51,480 4.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 50 $28.11 $31.64 $65,810 6.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,410 $24.16 $27.48 $57,170 6.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $22.28 $23.90 $49,700 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $18.63 $19.98 $41,560 5.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $23.80 $26.43 $54,980 6.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $26.06 $25.47 $52,980 6.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $20.80 $20.85 $43,360 6.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $36.17 $40.51 $84,260 11.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 110 $26.13 $26.89 $55,940 2.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 260 $27.27 $29.71 $61,790 4.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $12.33 $15.11 $31,440 6.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $24.03 $30.26 $62,950 16.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (8) $18.34 $22.96 $47,760 14.3 %
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 420 $23.77 $25.54 $53,130 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $22.94 $27.20 $56,580 11.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $27.87 $29.19 $60,710 8.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $17.98 $18.67 $38,840 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $32.98 $34.92 $72,640 10.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $28.93 $30.24 $62,900 3.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $20.25 $21.43 $44,570 5.3 %
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 350 $23.54 $24.44 $50,830 4.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) $19.47 $20.18 $41,980 13.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $12.04 $15.92 $33,120 6.9 %
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 240 $24.81 $25.49 $53,030 2.7 %
19-1032 Foresters 40 $24.76 $26.47 $55,050 4.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $18.66 $24.93 $51,860 11.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $29.03 $29.46 $61,280 2.5 %
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 1,260 $17.13 $17.65 $36,710 4.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $17.11 $17.26 $35,900 5.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $22.10 $21.64 $45,020 3.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $18.17 $20.25 $42,120 8.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 230 $13.83 $13.88 $28,880 9.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $17.99 $18.47 $38,420 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $20.16 $21.28 $44,270 4.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $19.96 $21.31 $44,330 5.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 280 $18.10 $18.31 $38,090 10.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $11.24 $11.41 $23,740 9.8 %
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 160 $26.64 $33.10 $68,850 13.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $39.65 $41.75 $86,840 18.9 %
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 5,830 $18.91 $19.14 $39,800 2.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $61,630 5.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $46,750 5.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $47,570 2.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $53,920 5.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $50,060 2.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $48,120 3.9 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,560 3.6 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $49,050 7.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 $19.26 $20.91 $43,480 5.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $15.38 $15.55 $32,350 9.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $44,720 3.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,260 (4) (4) $41,880 3.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 560 (4) (4) $44,870 1.8 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $44,770 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 830 (4) (4) $43,940 2.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $47,660 2.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 (4) (4) $42,900 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $42,460 2.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $42,380 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 140 $22.92 $22.47 $46,740 7.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $16.37 $18.99 $39,500 20.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 320 (4) (4) $18,510 5.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $20.78 $20.93 $43,540 4.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $11.91 $13.09 $27,230 7.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $32.28 $32.53 $67,650 3.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 780 (4) (4) $18,040 3.1 %
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 440 $14.54 $18.58 $38,640 6.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.56 $10.33 $21,490 12.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $18.80 $22.01 $45,770 10.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $37,660 6.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $16.64 $21.50 $44,720 9.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $17.76 $18.60 $38,690 5.1 %
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 4,000 $22.27 $26.98 $56,120 4.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $73.24 $80.00 $166,400 21.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (8) $23.08 $23.71 $49,320 3.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $53.78 $49.26 $102,450 4.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $68.25 $71.99 $149,740 14.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $92.20 $191,780 18.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $22.65 $22.89 $47,620 10.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,310 $25.75 $27.11 $56,390 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $35.58 $35.62 $74,080 9.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $39.88 $42.80 $89,020 4.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $22.69 $23.26 $48,380 4.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $27.33 $30.08 $62,570 4.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $23.78 $23.98 $49,880 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $17.33 $17.22 $35,820 3.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 50 $30.14 $30.93 $64,340 7.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $24.04 $24.54 $51,050 2.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $12.75 $13.05 $27,140 3.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $11.73 $11.91 $24,760 4.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 870 $17.05 $17.31 $36,000 2.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $13.73 $14.91 $31,020 4.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $24.42 $26.52 $55,160 5.7 %
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 2,100 $9.74 $10.46 $21,760 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 440 $8.96 $9.07 $18,860 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,200 $9.50 $9.47 $19,710 1.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $23.03 $23.39 $48,650 8.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 70 $12.45 $13.16 $27,370 3.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 130 $12.11 $12.90 $26,820 9.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $13.48 $13.85 $28,810 3.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $10.27 $10.16 $21,130 10.3 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 4,540 $17.52 $18.32 $38,120 2.7 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 510 $23.32 $24.53 $51,020 3.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $33.44 $32.42 $67,430 3.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 2,860 $17.00 $16.96 $35,280 3.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $29.23 $29.41 $61,180 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 $18.70 $19.51 $40,570 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 190 $12.31 $15.33 $31,890 10.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $7.08 $7.41 $15,400 5.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $14.14 $15.45 $32,140 3.5 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6,220 $7.37 $8.25 $17,150 1.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 500 $14.40 $14.95 $31,090 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 340 $7.19 $7.44 $15,470 4.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $8.58 $9.18 $19,090 4.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 470 $8.42 $8.40 $17,480 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.54 $7.76 $16,140 4.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 $7.53 $7.96 $16,560 3.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 70 $7.11 $7.50 $15,600 6.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,380 $7.08 $7.28 $15,140 1.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 970 $7.00 $7.22 $15,020 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $7.60 $7.71 $16,040 3.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $7.19 $7.37 $15,330 4.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 230 $7.03 $7.02 $14,610 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 80 $7.69 $7.76 $16,140 5.2 %
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 2,710 $8.61 $9.67 $20,120 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $15.66 $16.53 $34,380 4.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $18.07 $18.28 $38,020 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,140 $8.33 $8.68 $18,060 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $7.33 $7.58 $15,760 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 660 $10.59 $10.95 $22,780 5.4 %
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 1,250 $8.63 $10.13 $21,060 5.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $18.26 $19.57 $40,710 6.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $8.38 $8.80 $18,290 5.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 90 $11.57 $11.96 $24,870 8.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $9.43 $11.58 $24,080 20.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 240 $7.30 $8.06 $16,760 6.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $7.71 $7.71 $16,040 3.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $9.34 $12.12 $25,210 16.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 $12.49 $14.33 $29,800 6.9 %
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 6,780 $8.87 $11.63 $24,190 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 670 $14.46 $15.84 $32,950 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $18.81 $23.61 $49,110 12.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,620 $7.43 $7.96 $16,560 5.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $9.12 $10.12 $21,040 8.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 70 $16.46 $16.29 $33,880 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,980 $8.65 $10.02 $20,840 3.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 290 $12.62 $17.09 $35,540 12.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40 $14.44 $16.67 $34,670 5.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $22.41 $23.00 $47,830 5.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 450 $22.01 $23.29 $48,440 5.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 140 $12.21 $14.32 $29,780 11.1 %
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 9,970 $12.41 $13.39 $27,840 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 670 $18.37 $20.55 $42,740 4.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $11.97 $12.96 $26,960 8.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 240 $13.71 $14.03 $29,180 3.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 790 $13.76 $13.76 $28,630 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $14.88 $15.08 $31,370 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 420 $11.39 $11.51 $23,940 3.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 80 $15.82 $16.10 $33,490 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 370 $11.91 $12.41 $25,810 3.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 170 $16.52 $16.71 $34,760 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $7.70 $7.81 $16,240 4.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $11.72 $12.39 $25,760 3.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $7.45 $8.78 $18,260 5.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $13.94 $14.42 $29,990 9.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 $12.80 $12.53 $26,060 4.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $17.52 $17.65 $36,720 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 450 $11.34 $11.32 $23,550 2.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $16.24 $15.47 $32,170 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $11.90 $12.25 $25,480 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $16.46 $17.19 $35,750 7.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $11.79 $12.98 $26,990 9.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.27 (c) $48,400 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 (c) $21.40 (c) $21.67 (c) $45,070 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 (c) $12.15 (c) $14.24 (c) $29,620 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $19.43 $19.35 $40,240 6.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 460 $14.56 $15.41 $32,060 7.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 880 $8.88 $9.93 $20,650 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $11.20 $11.58 $24,080 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 270 $17.34 $18.31 $38,090 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $14.42 $15.27 $31,770 9.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $10.98 $11.26 $23,420 3.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 410 $13.20 $13.25 $27,560 2.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $11.57 $11.22 $23,330 7.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $12.56 $13.10 $27,240 6.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,680 $11.01 $11.44 $23,790 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 150 $15.11 $15.00 $31,200 4.8 %
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 640 $16.25 $15.75 $32,760 7.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 60 $22.70 $25.14 $52,290 9.8 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 60 $10.49 $11.06 $23,000 13.7 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 320 $16.98 $16.69 $34,720 5.1 %
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 2,990 $15.28 $16.47 $34,250 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $24.84 $25.68 $53,400 3.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $19.34 $18.38 $38,230 8.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 550 $14.35 $14.53 $30,230 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $15.74 $15.49 $32,220 4.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 230 $11.63 $11.82 $24,580 4.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 220 $15.18 $15.87 $33,010 3.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $17.96 $19.63 $40,830 9.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $12.13 $13.28 $27,620 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $15.41 $17.07 $35,510 4.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $11.62 $11.73 $24,390 3.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 30 $14.35 $15.43 $32,100 6.9 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $12.87 $12.06 $25,090 9.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $11.86 $12.68 $26,370 10.0 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $9.92 $10.25 $21,330 6.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $7.24 $8.04 $16,730 16.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $22.84 $23.18 $48,210 2.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 260 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 30 $12.47 $12.61 $26,240 4.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $13.87 $13.17 $27,390 14.5 %
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 3,200 $16.25 $17.19 $35,760 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $28.37 $28.07 $58,380 2.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $27.83 $27.30 $56,790 3.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $24.61 $23.21 $48,270 7.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $17.32 $16.92 $35,190 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $13.77 $14.13 $29,400 6.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 $16.58 $16.74 $34,820 4.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $21.35 $20.84 $43,350 5.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $12.25 $12.95 $26,940 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $16.05 $16.38 $34,070 7.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $8.16 $10.43 $21,700 11.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 $19.43 $22.62 $47,050 5.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 960 $13.36 $14.23 $29,600 3.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $16.41 $17.17 $35,710 6.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $18.01 $17.66 $36,720 9.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $25.32 $24.80 $51,580 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $26.83 $23.99 $49,900 12.2 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers (8) $12.69 $13.79 $28,680 6.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $8.70 $8.99 $18,690 6.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 90 $24.06 $22.52 $46,850 8.0 %
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 5,710 $12.07 $13.45 $27,980 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 400 $21.64 $22.86 $47,560 3.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $14.75 $14.64 $30,460 6.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $9.43 $10.07 $20,950 6.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $9.38 $10.07 $20,930 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $13.24 $12.83 $26,680 3.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $14.35 $13.80 $28,700 8.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 260 $11.54 $12.38 $25,740 4.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.28 $12.47 $25,950 4.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $16.22 $15.31 $31,840 6.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $14.30 $14.45 $30,060 9.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 100 $7.24 $7.58 $15,770 4.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 90 $8.04 $9.43 $19,620 13.2 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $10.60 $10.38 $21,590 8.5 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $10.12 $9.57 $19,920 4.0 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $9.11 $10.25 $21,320 17.3 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 50 $9.33 $10.28 $21,380 7.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $11.83 $11.63 $24,180 4.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 190 $13.56 $13.89 $28,890 6.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 290 $10.39 $11.84 $24,620 12.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) $17.18 $17.33 $36,050 4.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.74 $13.67 $28,440 8.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $10.58 $10.41 $21,640 8.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.57 $14.57 $30,290 6.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 310 $11.87 $13.29 $27,640 4.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $10.02 $10.93 $22,740 6.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.17 $14.22 $29,570 13.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 220 $10.29 $10.29 $21,400 5.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 190 (8) (8) (8) (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 8,090 $11.83 $12.79 $26,590 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $18.27 $17.77 $36,950 7.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 210 $22.60 $24.26 $50,460 5.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 670 $10.04 $11.38 $23,680 7.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 100 $15.70 $15.77 $32,800 13.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,370 $15.51 $15.33 $31,900 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 510 $9.29 $11.56 $24,030 9.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $9.34 $9.60 $19,960 2.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $13.22 $13.08 $27,210 5.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $13.84 $15.14 $31,500 2.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 590 $11.37 $12.07 $25,100 5.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $7.83 $8.66 $18,010 8.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,970 $9.65 $10.20 $21,210 3.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 210 $11.85 $11.95 $24,860 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 550 $9.83 $10.18 $21,170 4.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $11.52 $11.77 $24,480 2.3 %

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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