Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southern West 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 Southern West 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 Southern West 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 134,610 $12.08 $15.17 $31,560 1.2 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,640 $28.45 $33.20 $69,050 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 560 $39.08 $43.06 $89,560 6.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,280 $30.89 $36.94 $76,840 4.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 (4) (4) $36,450 8.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $22.69 $24.25 $50,430 6.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $40.45 $54.45 $113,250 28.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $20.75 $23.69 $49,280 3.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $38.12 $37.47 $77,930 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $29.11 $30.88 $64,230 4.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $35.52 $36.03 $74,950 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $25.05 $28.51 $59,310 5.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 430 (4) (4) $60,020 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $31.52 $36.24 $75,380 7.9 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 30 $43.16 $41.90 $87,140 6.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $48.77 $50.52 $105,080 7.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $17.19 $18.51 $38,510 3.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) $30.15 $28.48 $59,230 9.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $17.16 $21.17 $44,030 15.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $31.40 $37.33 $77,650 6.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 280 $22.28 $22.34 $46,470 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $15.32 $18.35 $38,170 19.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $19.31 $20.26 $42,140 4.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $25.87 $32.64 $67,880 11.2 %
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 2,820 $20.53 $22.54 $46,880 3.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $19.25 $28.38 $59,040 18.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $21.06 $21.47 $44,650 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $32.34 $32.06 $66,680 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 $17.58 $18.19 $37,840 3.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $28.01 $27.24 $56,670 8.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $15.09 $16.38 $34,060 7.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $19.56 $23.12 $48,090 8.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $14.03 $16.10 $33,480 7.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 160 $15.75 $18.53 $38,540 9.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $27.53 $27.03 $56,230 5.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $31.17 $29.05 $60,410 2.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 330 $21.35 $21.08 $43,840 11.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 650 $22.57 $25.49 $53,020 5.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $13.71 $15.89 $33,050 6.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 120 $20.49 $26.35 $54,800 28.8 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 30 $16.48 $16.45 $34,210 9.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $24.43 $27.64 $57,490 10.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $13.20 $14.80 $30,780 4.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $8.75 $9.81 $20,410 5.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 100 $32.59 $29.85 $62,080 3.7 %
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 620 $19.29 $21.36 $44,420 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 140 $19.39 $20.38 $42,380 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $21.04 $21.24 $44,180 5.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $14.89 $16.08 $33,450 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $24.36 $24.86 $51,720 5.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $16.42 $17.53 $36,450 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $20.79 $22.72 $47,260 4.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $17.66 $19.46 $40,470 6.3 %
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 1,290 $22.03 $24.69 $51,350 4.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $17.43 $18.32 $38,110 7.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 180 $27.08 $28.21 $58,670 4.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $41.31 $42.36 $88,120 5.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $29.33 $31.74 $66,010 11.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $24.24 $25.36 $52,760 4.9 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 80 $32.80 $33.88 $70,470 8.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $42.36 $41.97 $87,290 5.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $15.24 $16.19 $33,670 2.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $19.92 $21.09 $43,870 6.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $15.48 $16.90 $35,160 7.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 150 $16.60 $16.56 $34,450 2.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $24.40 $22.47 $46,730 8.7 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 70 $19.64 $19.76 $41,090 2.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $28.51 $28.43 $59,140 2.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $14.58 $15.78 $32,810 9.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 850 $18.31 $21.19 $44,080 5.2 %
19-1032 Foresters 70 $23.45 $24.69 $51,350 7.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $18.67 $20.17 $41,960 4.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (8) $18.10 $17.82 $37,080 7.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $21.56 $22.95 $47,730 4.9 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 140 $18.25 $21.57 $44,870 2.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $16.39 $17.25 $35,880 1.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $11.80 $12.63 $26,260 7.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $12.14 $13.15 $27,350 13.7 %
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 3,390 $13.23 $13.78 $28,670 2.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $14.88 $15.08 $31,360 2.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 360 $20.38 $20.18 $41,980 2.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 100 $11.77 $13.91 $28,940 9.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $15.43 $14.82 $30,820 17.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $14.04 $14.30 $29,750 2.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $16.50 $17.22 $35,830 5.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 340 $12.70 $12.76 $26,550 5.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 700 $8.17 $8.70 $18,100 2.8 %
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 670 $17.12 $22.26 $46,290 9.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $33.51 $35.45 $73,730 7.8 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 120 $21.20 $26.02 $54,120 3.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 320 $13.78 $14.59 $30,340 7.0 %
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 7,780 $19.75 $19.89 $41,380 1.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $64,950 11.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $81,340 13.3 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $90,130 9.7 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $52,030 5.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $57,490 8.0 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $59,400 9.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $53,770 5.2 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $53,630 12.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 $14.46 $15.15 $31,510 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 (4) (4) $42,860 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,500 (4) (4) $42,890 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,060 (4) (4) $40,700 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,040 (4) (4) $42,220 1.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 520 (4) (4) $43,580 2.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 640 (4) (4) $40,440 2.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 220 (4) (4) $38,960 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $43,130 1.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 130 (4) (4) $40,440 5.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $8.47 $10.37 $21,560 11.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 150 $22.85 $23.14 $48,140 3.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 670 (4) (4) $22,520 1.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $11.38 $12.35 $25,700 2.0 %
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 780 $9.69 $12.92 $26,880 4.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $7.31 $8.37 $17,400 10.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $14.48 $16.31 $33,920 7.7 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $9.37 $10.77 $22,410 4.1 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $10.36 $12.43 $25,850 9.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $9.33 $13.25 $27,570 6.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $7.70 $11.07 $23,020 17.2 %
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 9,470 $18.88 $24.08 $50,080 2.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (8) $19.33 $20.60 $42,850 11.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $67.78 $65.60 $136,440 21.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 410 $53.15 $49.81 $103,600 3.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 240 $77.40 $77.29 $160,760 9.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 (5) $94.21 $195,960 12.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 130 $35.40 $35.43 $73,680 3.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,820 $22.93 $23.39 $48,650 1.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $36.94 $38.14 $79,340 6.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 130 $20.53 $21.08 $43,840 3.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $21.92 $21.96 $45,680 2.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $39.97 $40.14 $83,500 15.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $23.25 $22.82 $47,470 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $15.46 $15.88 $33,040 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $20.49 $20.51 $42,670 4.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 110 $21.71 $20.81 $43,280 11.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 360 $17.45 $18.09 $37,620 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 610 $8.91 $10.38 $21,590 3.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 780 $11.30 $11.26 $23,420 3.6 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 100 $17.30 $17.11 $35,600 5.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $14.71 $15.57 $32,390 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,740 $14.77 $14.84 $30,860 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 270 $10.42 $11.82 $24,590 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $11.25 $10.77 $22,410 11.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 90 $14.51 $14.97 $31,130 3.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 170 $32.25 $31.58 $65,680 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 4,590 $9.27 $9.94 $20,690 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,330 $8.00 $8.36 $17,380 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,750 $9.49 $9.89 $20,570 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $20.73 $20.86 $43,380 5.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $12.41 $12.57 $26,140 2.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 270 $11.29 $11.58 $24,090 4.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 470 $9.36 $9.66 $20,090 3.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $13.69 $13.69 $28,480 2.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 180 $11.02 $11.47 $23,860 4.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $7.79 $8.29 $17,250 2.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $9.41 $9.74 $20,260 5.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 120 $11.44 $12.57 $26,140 3.4 %
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 3,160 $10.98 $12.77 $26,560 4.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $21.13 $20.30 $42,210 6.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 830 $11.73 $14.22 $29,580 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 680 $15.01 $15.46 $32,160 3.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,090 $7.63 $8.94 $18,600 3.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 140 $7.60 $8.42 $17,510 2.3 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,120 $7.51 $8.41 $17,490 1.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $22.17 $22.07 $45,890 7.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 870 $9.84 $11.57 $24,060 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 280 $7.44 $7.53 $15,660 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 970 $8.47 $8.95 $18,620 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 930 $7.78 $8.57 $17,820 3.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 390 $7.92 $8.38 $17,440 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 690 $7.91 $8.64 $17,980 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $7.88 $8.52 $17,730 2.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,930 $7.30 $7.51 $15,630 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $7.34 $7.49 $15,570 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,180 $7.37 $8.23 $17,110 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 210 $7.58 $8.29 $17,240 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $7.26 $7.36 $15,310 2.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 370 $7.57 $8.00 $16,650 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 330 $7.42 $8.19 $17,030 4.9 %
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 4,170 $8.86 $9.66 $20,080 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $12.34 $13.63 $28,350 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $14.28 $15.32 $31,870 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,040 $9.60 $10.04 $20,890 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,240 $7.67 $8.13 $16,910 1.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $11.04 $11.09 $23,070 13.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 610 $9.03 $9.78 $20,340 3.2 %
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 3,400 $7.51 $8.93 $18,580 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $12.56 $14.17 $29,470 4.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $7.43 $8.27 $17,200 7.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.05 $7.04 $14,640 6.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $8.45 $8.56 $17,810 5.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 100 $8.54 $8.84 $18,400 4.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $11.39 $11.86 $24,670 6.6 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 120 $8.31 $10.54 $21,920 5.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 700 $7.37 $8.32 $17,310 5.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 860 $7.19 $7.27 $15,110 1.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $7.53 $8.58 $17,850 7.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $10.33 $12.03 $25,010 4.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $14.38 $14.01 $29,140 5.4 %
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 15,010 $8.71 $12.42 $25,840 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,240 $14.65 $18.43 $38,340 6.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 200 $30.05 $31.72 $65,980 6.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,950 $7.36 $7.70 $16,020 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $8.72 $9.50 $19,760 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 270 $12.37 $12.73 $26,480 2.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,890 $8.71 $11.04 $22,970 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $13.08 $14.71 $30,590 10.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 380 $15.63 $21.12 $43,920 16.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $16.79 $16.67 $34,680 6.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 160 $28.44 $30.95 $64,380 14.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 980 $18.53 $20.99 $43,650 6.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $9.49 $10.47 $21,780 16.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $13.99 $19.17 $39,860 22.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 960 $9.55 $14.63 $30,440 18.5 %
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 21,100 $10.58 $11.83 $24,610 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 960 $14.42 $16.55 $34,420 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.14 $9.46 $19,690 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $11.27 $11.48 $23,880 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 470 $10.22 $10.79 $22,440 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,440 $12.56 $14.00 $29,120 3.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $11.98 $12.54 $26,080 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $11.25 $13.02 $27,090 15.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 820 $8.28 $8.70 $18,100 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $13.63 $14.57 $30,310 6.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 610 $10.91 $12.26 $25,500 4.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 330 $12.52 $12.59 $26,190 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $11.14 $11.04 $22,970 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 410 $7.63 $8.39 $17,460 3.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $10.38 $10.74 $22,330 3.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $7.44 $7.96 $16,550 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $13.02 $13.11 $27,260 9.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 180 $13.13 $13.03 $27,100 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $14.49 $16.24 $33,780 8.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 690 $8.84 $9.32 $19,380 2.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 100 $12.12 $12.14 $25,250 5.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 170 $14.48 $15.24 $31,700 4.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $7.82 $8.79 $18,290 9.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 200 $9.53 $9.91 $20,620 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $9.91 $11.05 $22,970 9.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $23.75 (c) $23.16 (c) $48,170 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 250 (c) $23.48 (c) $22.11 (c) $45,990 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 280 (c) $11.47 (c) $14.68 (c) $30,530 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 170 $20.96 $18.92 $39,360 8.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $10.38 $12.56 $26,130 4.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,780 $8.74 $9.55 $19,870 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $19.61 $17.54 $36,490 8.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 800 $15.13 $14.69 $30,560 2.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 310 $14.24 $14.12 $29,370 5.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $9.49 $10.17 $21,150 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,050 $9.93 $10.68 $22,220 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $7.47 $8.50 $17,690 5.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $7.49 $9.13 $18,990 6.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,110 $9.60 $10.63 $22,110 2.3 %
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 720 $11.09 $11.89 $24,740 5.7 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $11.70 $11.74 $24,420 5.7 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 290 $11.69 $13.33 $27,730 10.4 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 60 $13.82 $13.22 $27,500 5.9 %
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 11,940 $18.47 $19.60 $40,760 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 950 $35.01 $35.60 $74,050 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 370 $21.33 $20.29 $42,200 10.2 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (8) $11.14 $11.21 $23,310 13.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,020 $13.70 $15.65 $32,540 6.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $14.81 $14.88 $30,950 17.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,010 $10.16 $10.99 $22,860 3.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $11.51 $11.57 $24,060 7.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 2,100 $17.84 $18.56 $38,610 5.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $11.75 $12.54 $26,090 6.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,090 $20.95 $21.91 $45,580 3.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $13.07 $13.98 $29,080 8.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 310 $16.05 $19.76 $41,100 12.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $13.15 $14.62 $30,410 9.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $13.23 $13.21 $27,470 6.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $20.16 $17.29 $35,960 9.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 430 $9.65 $10.66 $22,160 8.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $7.54 $8.39 $17,440 12.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 120 $19.60 $19.44 $40,430 6.3 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 140 $19.35 $19.96 $41,510 3.0 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 1,240 $22.10 $22.95 $47,730 5.1 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 1,200 $20.92 $20.83 $43,330 2.1 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 340 $22.99 $24.55 $51,060 4.2 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 510 $19.42 $18.42 $38,310 4.5 %
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 6,980 $15.00 $16.44 $34,190 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 620 $19.90 $23.54 $48,960 3.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $17.05 $15.64 $32,540 4.8 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $12.77 $13.38 $27,830 8.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $20.11 $19.23 $40,000 8.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $11.52 $11.70 $24,330 13.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 580 $12.20 $13.25 $27,560 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 390 $13.65 $13.83 $28,760 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 550 $18.09 $19.24 $40,010 3.8 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) $9.06 $10.32 $21,460 14.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $8.78 $8.63 $17,950 3.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 190 $9.90 $10.77 $22,410 4.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $23.93 $21.59 $44,910 10.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $10.45 $10.83 $22,530 4.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 660 $18.16 $19.21 $39,950 5.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,900 $12.97 $14.34 $29,830 3.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 $19.60 $19.94 $41,480 2.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 180 $24.36 $24.69 $51,350 8.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 330 $25.53 $23.59 $49,060 8.7 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 30 $16.40 $17.09 $35,540 4.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 200 $11.02 $12.08 $25,130 12.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $10.78 $11.42 $23,760 10.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 100 $11.30 $13.66 $28,400 8.8 %
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 6,670 $12.89 $13.64 $28,360 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 400 $21.77 $21.88 $45,510 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 200 $11.03 $12.57 $26,140 9.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $15.03 $14.70 $30,580 5.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 360 $12.63 $12.04 $25,050 5.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 190 $7.47 $8.44 $17,560 5.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 150 $10.13 $11.72 $24,370 11.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $10.66 $10.60 $22,050 8.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.45 $11.83 $24,610 2.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.91 $16.88 $35,100 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 660 $14.15 $14.47 $30,110 3.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 930 $14.46 $14.84 $30,860 3.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $15.19 $16.04 $33,370 4.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 90 $8.89 $9.21 $19,160 5.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 100 $10.23 $12.14 $25,250 12.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 240 $8.61 $9.16 $19,040 2.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 $7.43 $7.76 $16,140 3.0 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 50 $8.83 $10.95 $22,770 18.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $14.56 $14.43 $30,020 4.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 290 $9.72 $11.90 $24,750 9.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $12.08 $12.04 $25,040 2.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 390 $12.37 $13.29 $27,650 6.7 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) $18.08 $18.73 $38,950 5.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $19.46 $19.34 $40,240 7.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.64 $14.67 $30,520 4.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $11.86 $12.41 $25,800 9.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 440 $12.89 $13.43 $27,930 3.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.62 $12.45 $25,900 9.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $9.05 $9.35 $19,460 4.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 300 $12.59 $12.49 $25,980 5.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 60 $9.96 $10.40 $21,630 7.6 %
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 12,470 $11.71 $13.34 $27,740 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $19.62 $22.64 $47,080 7.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $20.79 $24.93 $51,860 5.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (4) (4) $76,990 7.1 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 210 $7.68 $8.88 $18,470 10.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 150 $9.90 $10.68 $22,210 8.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 820 $10.60 $10.64 $22,130 1.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 490 $7.74 $11.53 $23,990 15.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,290 $13.50 $14.32 $29,780 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,090 $9.52 $12.10 $25,180 6.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $8.20 $9.66 $20,090 6.5 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 140 $7.17 $8.12 $16,890 7.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $21.41 $19.69 $40,950 6.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 110 $13.48 $13.57 $28,220 10.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 540 $21.13 $20.92 $43,520 2.5 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 60 $20.65 $20.69 $43,030 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 220 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 280 $7.88 $8.59 $17,870 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,250 $9.98 $11.11 $23,100 3.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $11.22 $10.95 $22,780 4.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 170 $7.41 $9.12 $18,960 4.1 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 60 $22.34 $22.00 $45,750 3.2 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (8) $18.65 $17.88 $37,190 5.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 250 $8.79 $9.49 $19,730 4.6 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 310 $21.18 $21.09 $43,860 2.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 50 $16.00 $16.95 $35,250 16.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 30 $13.30 $13.02 $27,070 10.6 %

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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