Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northeastern 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 Northeastern 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 Northeastern 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 48,060 $13.81 $19.04 $39,600 6.9 %
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 1,450 $32.08 $36.54 $76,000 3.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $35.20 $34.63 $72,030 13.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 430 $32.23 $36.73 $76,390 5.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 90 (4) (4) $30,330 23.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $30.61 $35.13 $73,080 7.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $31.91 $31.50 $65,530 5.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $69.04 $68.96 $143,440 12.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 70 $37.94 $43.88 $91,270 10.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $34.96 $42.65 $88,700 18.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $20.71 $24.87 $51,740 11.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $73,280 4.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $61.73 $62.52 $130,040 5.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 30 $25.19 $27.07 $56,310 9.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $34.89 $39.70 $82,570 5.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $24.29 $24.31 $50,560 1.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $27.77 $29.66 $61,700 10.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $43.35 $41.57 $86,470 8.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,040 $27.79 $29.56 $61,480 6.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $34.87 $34.78 $72,340 5.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $25.18 $26.89 $55,930 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $21.92 $21.72 $45,170 6.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $22.96 $25.28 $52,580 6.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $26.42 $24.98 $51,960 4.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $24.42 $24.03 $49,990 11.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $36.39 $37.71 $78,430 5.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 470 $31.61 $33.49 $69,660 6.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 340 $33.69 $35.25 $73,320 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $23.68 $27.80 $57,830 10.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $16.31 $17.56 $36,530 7.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $22.15 $26.77 $55,690 11.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $14.57 $16.91 $35,180 6.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $33.08 $34.08 $70,900 4.3 %
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 2,320 $42.33 $43.12 $89,690 4.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $39.13 $37.76 $78,530 3.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 280 $38.68 $40.04 $83,280 2.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 250 $48.78 $50.04 $104,070 7.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 $22.73 $22.38 $46,550 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 280 $42.79 $50.67 $105,400 12.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $26.71 $31.54 $65,600 5.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $35.26 $35.08 $72,960 4.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 180 $41.75 $41.32 $85,940 2.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 110 $47.20 $47.33 $98,440 4.4 %
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 2,520 $42.96 $41.36 $86,030 5.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $14.45 $16.57 $34,460 10.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $45.65 $42.91 $89,250 4.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 100 $42.28 $42.38 $88,150 2.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 210 $41.48 $40.91 $85,090 2.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 440 $50.62 $50.81 $105,690 2.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 140 $42.90 $40.89 $85,060 4.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 340 $46.21 $46.41 $96,540 2.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 210 $50.93 $49.45 $102,850 3.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $20.65 $19.67 $40,910 12.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 160 $32.94 $33.65 $69,990 5.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $14.73 $15.56 $32,360 7.9 %
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 760 $32.85 $33.53 $69,740 9.9 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $37.93 $36.94 $76,830 2.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $38.77 $37.50 $77,990 6.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $25.22 $30.05 $62,510 6.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 80 $19.04 $22.55 $46,900 10.8 %
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 590 $15.73 $16.82 $34,990 5.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $21.12 $22.39 $46,570 5.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $15.99 $17.17 $35,700 7.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $17.05 $15.95 $33,170 6.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $21.12 $21.89 $45,520 2.7 %
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 150 $24.49 $37.93 $78,900 11.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 80 $58.95 $55.62 $115,690 14.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $15.53 $16.62 $34,570 2.2 %
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 3,040 $18.57 $19.99 $41,580 5.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $11.21 $12.48 $25,970 7.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $50,590 5.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 650 (4) (4) $50,000 5.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 280 (4) (4) $44,190 3.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 440 (4) (4) $48,130 3.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $53,820 6.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 140 (4) (4) $48,810 6.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $46,110 5.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $47,790 5.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 270 (4) (4) $34,970 20.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $25.82 $27.77 $57,770 5.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $13.80 $14.77 $30,730 5.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $22.01 $21.57 $44,860 4.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 460 (4) (4) $20,030 2.6 %
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 340 $19.08 $21.45 $44,620 6.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $22.45 $23.51 $48,900 7.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $34,680 8.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $22.20 $24.39 $50,730 6.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $32.23 $33.78 $70,260 6.2 %
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 2,020 $23.38 $30.50 $63,430 6.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $47.49 $46.54 $96,800 2.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $84.20 $175,130 27.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 690 $25.31 $26.99 $56,130 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $41.76 $42.21 $87,790 3.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $43.57 $40.41 $84,050 10.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $37.48 $36.32 $75,550 12.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 30 $33.44 $33.12 $68,880 5.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 50 $24.45 $24.30 $50,540 4.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 70 $10.84 $12.85 $26,720 13.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $11.76 $11.89 $24,720 2.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 400 $18.44 $18.66 $38,800 1.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $23.79 $26.54 $55,200 7.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,670 $9.86 $10.39 $21,610 7.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 330 $9.04 $9.22 $19,180 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 950 $9.35 $9.30 $19,350 4.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (8) $28.06 $28.19 $58,630 6.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 100 $12.13 $12.33 $25,650 5.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (8) $13.28 $13.87 $28,840 4.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $10.69 $9.96 $20,720 12.4 %
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 1,180 $17.29 $18.22 $37,890 3.1 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $23.05 $24.28 $50,510 2.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $27.57 $29.23 $60,790 3.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 300 $17.38 $17.15 $35,660 3.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $33.62 $31.30 $65,110 4.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 370 $17.43 $18.49 $38,450 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 160 $11.75 $13.42 $27,910 6.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $11.35 $14.25 $29,630 4.4 %
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 3,650 $7.81 $8.70 $18,090 3.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $12.26 $12.98 $27,000 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.19 $8.03 $16,690 4.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $9.18 $9.42 $19,590 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 160 $9.77 $10.62 $22,080 8.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.40 $8.61 $17,910 17.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (8) $8.87 $9.24 $19,220 4.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 140 $7.99 $8.44 $17,550 11.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,270 $7.20 $7.39 $15,370 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.49 $8.48 $17,640 4.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 590 $7.83 $9.02 $18,760 12.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $7.83 $7.96 $16,550 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $7.86 $7.93 $16,500 6.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $7.12 $7.56 $15,720 4.7 %
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 1,800 $10.07 $10.62 $22,090 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $12.07 $13.52 $28,110 3.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $22.43 $22.67 $47,160 5.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 640 $10.14 $10.22 $21,250 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 380 $8.18 $8.37 $17,420 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $9.62 $11.17 $23,220 10.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 590 $11.01 $11.19 $23,270 4.5 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 870 $9.25 $10.81 $22,490 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $19.04 $20.05 $41,710 7.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $8.50 $9.58 $19,920 5.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $9.21 $9.77 $20,330 12.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 150 $9.15 $9.19 $19,110 4.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $9.73 $12.33 $25,640 15.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $12.07 $12.86 $26,750 4.6 %
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 4,620 $9.35 $12.40 $25,790 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 410 $17.02 $17.99 $37,420 3.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,920 $7.65 $7.91 $16,460 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $10.44 $10.54 $21,910 9.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 30 $12.50 $13.20 $27,450 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,190 $9.38 $10.32 $21,460 3.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $18.75 $21.36 $44,440 15.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $19.93 $23.09 $48,020 8.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 370 $19.13 $23.44 $48,750 9.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 90 $14.12 $18.95 $39,420 25.1 %
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 6,750 $12.40 $13.55 $28,190 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 360 $18.99 $20.84 $43,360 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 $10.57 $10.73 $22,320 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 $11.80 $12.78 $26,580 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 150 $11.84 $12.21 $25,400 4.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 750 $14.37 $14.96 $31,110 5.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $16.19 $17.65 $36,710 4.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 300 $9.98 $10.33 $21,490 2.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $14.69 $15.46 $32,150 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 250 $12.60 $13.41 $27,900 5.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) $19.98 $19.13 $39,780 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $8.35 $8.48 $17,630 4.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $11.45 $11.15 $23,200 4.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $12.39 $13.43 $27,940 6.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $13.87 $13.65 $28,390 2.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 $13.31 $13.43 $27,930 6.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $19.71 $20.11 $41,830 8.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 370 $10.25 $10.70 $22,270 4.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $15.96 $16.74 $34,820 7.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $13.00 $13.42 $27,900 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $12.95 $13.92 $28,940 5.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.48 (c) $48,840 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 (c) $20.18 (c) $21.05 (c) $43,780 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 (c) $10.34 (c) $11.36 (c) $23,630 (9)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 100 $12.48 $13.40 $27,880 5.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 450 $8.89 $9.93 $20,650 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 170 $15.61 $16.23 $33,760 3.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $11.61 $11.95 $24,860 13.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 50 $12.98 $13.23 $27,520 5.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 310 $16.46 $16.88 $35,110 4.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $23.81 $21.33 $44,370 6.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $10.85 $10.58 $22,000 5.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $16.86 $16.31 $33,930 3.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 $11.69 $11.83 $24,610 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,840 $11.36 $11.64 $24,210 1.7 %
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 750 $11.60 $12.78 $26,570 4.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 $22.84 $24.06 $50,050 4.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 110 $19.58 $18.10 $37,650 9.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 110 $7.24 $7.81 $16,250 9.1 %
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 2,500 $14.85 $15.79 $32,850 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $20.24 $21.63 $44,990 4.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $17.57 $18.17 $37,800 6.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 590 $15.82 $15.93 $33,140 9.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 30 $17.45 $17.20 $35,780 4.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 450 $11.90 $11.97 $24,900 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $14.82 $15.43 $32,100 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 140 $17.93 $17.88 $37,200 7.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $15.86 $17.49 $36,390 9.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $18.43 $20.95 $43,570 9.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $11.12 $11.08 $23,040 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $12.43 $12.11 $25,190 7.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $19.77 $20.27 $42,160 6.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $19.03 $18.98 $39,470 3.9 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,120 $17.20 $18.71 $38,920 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $23.24 $25.51 $53,050 11.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $25.55 $24.05 $50,020 9.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $16.24 $16.74 $34,810 5.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 240 $15.44 $16.05 $33,380 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $15.24 $15.77 $32,810 2.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $14.42 $14.51 $30,180 10.9 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 70 $16.23 $15.74 $32,730 4.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $15.30 $16.58 $34,480 8.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $18.07 $18.62 $38,730 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 530 $14.75 $15.79 $32,840 3.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $27.59 $26.30 $54,710 4.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $26.53 $23.44 $48,750 10.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $21.29 $25.10 $52,210 3.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,530 $11.28 $12.85 $26,740 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 200 $26.04 $25.03 $52,060 7.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 670 $9.71 $9.19 $19,110 7.6 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $10.38 $10.40 $21,630 5.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 60 $15.79 $17.29 $35,960 6.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 80 $7.72 $7.93 $16,490 2.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 100 $31.89 $31.99 $66,540 5.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $14.77 $15.51 $32,250 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) $11.50 $12.37 $25,730 4.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $8.70 $9.77 $20,330 13.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $15.07 $16.33 $33,970 8.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $9.85 $10.32 $21,460 2.4 %
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 3,370 $11.86 $13.32 $27,710 2.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $22.38 $22.73 $47,270 3.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $15.56 $17.18 $35,740 3.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 450 $9.79 $10.85 $22,570 6.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $11.73 $13.19 $27,430 8.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 610 $14.21 $14.97 $31,130 6.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 290 $11.94 $13.95 $29,020 8.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $9.36 $9.72 $20,230 3.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $15.37 $15.30 $31,830 6.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $12.05 $13.36 $27,780 6.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 40 $9.96 $9.58 $19,920 10.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 510 $11.46 $11.86 $24,660 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 350 $10.36 $10.34 $21,510 4.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $9.18 $9.87 $20,520 5.0 %

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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