Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division



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 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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 the Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (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 118,550 $20.14 $25.66 $53,380 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 7,590 $51.35 $55.92 $116,320 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 780 $78.56 $76.87 $159,890 4.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,430 $46.59 $53.55 $111,380 3.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 370 $61.53 $64.89 $134,960 3.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 510 $56.07 $58.03 $120,690 5.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $61.38 $61.19 $127,280 6.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 $37.95 $40.20 $83,610 2.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 630 $65.39 $67.41 $140,220 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 580 $50.39 $54.38 $113,100 3.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 $56.34 $57.09 $118,750 4.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 30 $51.36 $52.35 $108,880 3.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 80 $54.24 $57.83 $120,300 5.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 210 $50.95 $53.37 $111,020 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 110 $52.94 $52.67 $109,550 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $40.79 $39.53 $82,220 3.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $40.54 $45.68 $95,010 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $40.01 $32.55 $67,710 16.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 260 (4) (4) $94,010 1.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 660 $65.64 $66.59 $138,510 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 210 $22.99 $23.74 $49,370 7.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $42.82 $41.61 $86,540 7.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 140 $54.65 $59.11 $122,960 9.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 140 $45.70 $56.84 $118,230 28.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $21.49 $23.15 $48,150 3.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 200 $39.28 $42.23 $87,840 4.0 %
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 5,520 $30.36 $33.32 $69,310 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 180 $24.30 $26.33 $54,760 2.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 390 $30.54 $32.02 $66,610 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 270 $24.14 $25.81 $53,690 4.4 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 40 $29.38 $28.78 $59,860 3.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $34.05 $35.83 $74,520 6.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 $29.67 $30.11 $62,620 6.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $26.74 $28.37 $59,000 6.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 120 $31.02 $31.34 $65,190 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 230 $32.67 $33.02 $68,680 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 170 $35.73 $35.64 $74,130 2.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 170 $34.18 $37.77 $78,560 5.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 580 $39.66 $43.47 $90,430 5.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 900 $29.88 $34.13 $70,980 6.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 930 $32.49 $34.99 $72,790 6.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 140 $23.81 $25.79 $53,650 13.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 $32.33 $34.26 $71,260 3.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $21.64 $23.69 $49,270 7.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 200 $37.90 $38.52 $80,120 2.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $28.89 $31.55 $65,620 11.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $31.50 $30.75 $63,960 8.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 230 $22.35 $22.55 $46,910 2.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 110 $26.33 $26.63 $55,400 5.4 %
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 8,040 $45.77 $45.78 $95,220 1.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) $61.79 $63.28 $131,630 5.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 350 $48.30 $50.77 $105,600 8.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 2,150 $50.69 $50.88 $105,840 1.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 2,460 $49.60 $49.52 $103,010 2.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,040 $30.19 $31.80 $66,140 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 970 $44.51 $44.56 $92,690 1.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 150 $38.59 $39.26 $81,670 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 390 $36.78 $37.05 $77,060 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 220 $41.99 $40.93 $85,130 1.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 170 $37.38 $36.14 $75,180 4.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 70 $40.73 $40.94 $85,160 6.1 %
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 6,120 $38.32 $39.82 $82,830 2.1 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 100 $37.74 $39.66 $82,500 6.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 190 $40.07 $41.22 $85,730 2.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 270 $33.04 $40.57 $84,390 8.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 650 $54.97 $55.18 $114,770 2.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,110 $48.56 $48.87 $101,640 2.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 620 $42.62 $43.45 $90,370 3.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 260 $32.41 $39.33 $81,800 2.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 570 $41.23 $41.31 $85,930 2.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 480 $42.73 $43.13 $89,710 2.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $27.84 $25.94 $53,960 6.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 70 $34.41 $32.87 $68,370 6.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $28.24 $33.38 $69,440 10.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $23.23 $22.01 $45,790 4.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 960 $21.76 $23.26 $48,380 4.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 80 $23.68 $24.81 $51,610 5.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 50 $21.53 $21.26 $44,210 2.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 160 $23.59 $24.05 $50,020 3.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 180 $23.57 $24.70 $51,380 3.9 %
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 1,850 $34.73 $37.35 $77,700 2.3 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 40 $34.57 $36.81 $76,560 5.3 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 50 $39.81 $43.30 $90,070 7.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 250 $46.62 $47.67 $99,150 8.2 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 60 $35.72 $37.35 $77,690 5.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 200 $28.69 $33.53 $69,730 2.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 120 $32.12 $35.18 $73,180 2.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 390 $36.84 $39.28 $81,700 3.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $37.40 $39.12 $81,380 3.9 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $29.14 $30.07 $62,540 5.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 70 $25.70 $27.53 $57,270 7.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 180 $25.36 $27.42 $57,020 8.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 80 $26.25 $29.26 $60,850 3.1 %
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 1,740 $19.57 $21.72 $45,170 4.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $31.49 $31.50 $65,520 3.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $18.72 $19.28 $40,110 4.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $16.26 $18.99 $39,500 13.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $26.88 $26.30 $54,710 4.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $29.41 $28.53 $59,330 3.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 380 $16.77 $17.18 $35,740 10.8 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 $19.87 $22.37 $46,530 7.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $19.06 $22.39 $46,580 9.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 400 $14.70 $16.72 $34,780 5.7 %
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 450 $28.06 $36.54 $76,000 5.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 240 $33.86 $48.04 $99,930 7.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 190 $23.70 $23.96 $49,850 6.3 %
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 7,670 $24.79 $23.32 $48,510 2.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 760 $12.43 $12.96 $26,950 2.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $57,670 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,430 (4) (4) $62,250 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,020 (4) (4) $61,610 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 910 (4) (4) $59,350 1.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $65,440 3.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 320 (4) (4) $57,080 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 220 (4) (4) $59,060 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $59,330 3.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 380 $18.08 $20.98 $43,640 13.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $36,920 8.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $31.95 $32.98 $68,590 7.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 110 $17.20 $18.98 $39,480 3.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $37.37 $37.21 $77,400 5.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,260 (4) (4) $22,560 3.9 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,010 $26.24 $28.11 $58,470 4.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $38.14 $38.06 $79,160 5.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $13.47 $13.50 $28,090 3.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $22.92 $24.63 $51,230 3.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $60,500 14.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $30.35 $33.55 $69,790 5.9 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $26.29 $27.19 $56,550 8.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 190 $39.85 $38.30 $79,660 2.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) $17.96 $19.39 $40,340 4.3 %
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 5,780 $30.57 $34.22 $71,180 4.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $49.12 $57.64 $119,890 16.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $50.84 $48.11 $100,060 6.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $90.61 $188,460 21.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $97.65 $203,110 14.7 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 40 (5) $97.47 $202,740 22.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $105.47 $219,370 19.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $40.17 $37.61 $78,230 7.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,910 $35.04 $34.16 $71,060 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $31.55 $30.39 $63,220 5.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $34.09 $33.62 $69,930 1.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $17.68 $17.64 $36,700 2.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $27.78 $27.37 $56,940 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $29.58 $29.62 $61,610 3.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $40.41 $38.32 $79,710 8.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $28.60 $28.48 $59,250 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $18.48 $19.65 $40,860 3.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 270 $38.14 $38.07 $79,180 2.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $27.42 $26.81 $55,760 4.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 260 $18.58 $21.21 $44,120 10.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 290 $13.41 $13.65 $28,390 2.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $16.25 $16.13 $33,560 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 890 $22.57 $22.60 $47,000 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $14.71 $16.60 $34,520 4.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $30.25 $30.00 $62,400 4.0 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,350 $14.01 $14.61 $30,400 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 320 $12.38 $12.44 $25,860 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,900 $13.43 $13.40 $27,870 1.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $20.64 $21.22 $44,140 4.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $12.02 $12.63 $26,260 4.1 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $18.04 $18.17 $37,790 5.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $21.74 $21.28 $44,260 5.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 400 $16.14 $16.68 $34,690 3.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $11.99 $13.30 $27,670 6.3 %
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 2,630 $18.03 $20.23 $42,090 8.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 120 $33.72 $35.59 $74,020 2.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 120 $32.09 $33.28 $69,210 2.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $19.76 $23.36 $48,580 8.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 420 $26.54 $26.18 $54,460 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 540 $27.41 $26.09 $54,260 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,150 $12.00 $12.87 $26,770 3.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $8.11 $9.90 $20,600 3.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $12.94 $16.31 $33,930 7.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9,030 $9.56 $10.89 $22,660 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $21.12 $20.59 $42,820 14.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $16.51 $16.95 $35,270 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 360 $9.12 $9.26 $19,270 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 150 $14.20 $14.16 $29,450 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 610 $12.62 $12.53 $26,060 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 50 $12.42 $11.76 $24,450 13.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 800 $9.27 $10.30 $21,430 5.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 490 $9.25 $9.97 $20,740 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,080 $8.83 $9.13 $18,980 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 770 $8.54 $9.39 $19,540 4.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,720 $10.70 $11.27 $23,440 3.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 170 $9.56 $10.56 $21,970 6.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 410 $9.39 $10.82 $22,500 6.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 440 $9.34 $9.77 $20,320 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 260 $9.96 $10.32 $21,460 3.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,050 $13.16 $14.60 $30,370 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 270 $16.95 $18.52 $38,530 6.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $24.07 $25.23 $52,480 10.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,490 $12.98 $13.87 $28,840 3.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $11.12 $11.17 $23,240 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 600 $14.46 $16.46 $34,240 6.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,850 $10.59 $12.13 $25,230 4.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $17.17 $17.59 $36,600 5.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $9.67 $10.93 $22,730 6.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $9.22 $9.67 $20,120 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 400 $10.30 $11.85 $24,650 11.2 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (8) $17.91 $18.20 $37,850 9.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 160 $9.65 $10.71 $22,280 6.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 300 $11.17 $11.29 $23,480 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $9.11 $11.58 $24,080 14.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $11.50 $12.48 $25,960 5.2 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $8.76 $9.34 $19,420 6.2 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,890 $15.31 $22.03 $45,810 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 670 $19.44 $22.37 $46,540 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $30.60 $39.11 $81,360 6.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,160 $9.09 $9.92 $20,630 4.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $9.76 $10.57 $21,980 3.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 70 $16.93 $18.90 $39,310 9.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,400 $12.00 $14.79 $30,760 5.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 $22.84 $24.25 $50,440 7.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $29.92 $40.19 $83,600 16.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 $29.90 $35.13 $73,060 21.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $19.28 $21.03 $43,740 7.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 460 $31.03 $35.69 $74,230 5.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,260 $38.26 $42.42 $88,220 5.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,400 $30.41 $32.76 $68,150 4.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $15.85 $15.51 $32,250 12.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 290 $39.19 $44.47 $92,490 5.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 310 $13.76 $14.71 $30,590 4.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $18.57 $24.18 $50,300 11.0 %
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 17,090 $17.25 $18.15 $37,750 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,060 $25.31 $26.90 $55,960 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $13.67 $13.44 $27,960 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $19.67 $20.99 $43,650 5.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 420 $15.61 $15.35 $31,920 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,470 $18.34 $18.80 $39,100 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $19.42 $20.44 $42,520 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $21.12 $19.36 $40,270 5.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 540 $12.72 $13.03 $27,090 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,890 $17.85 $19.01 $39,540 3.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 190 $24.53 $23.72 $49,350 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $12.46 $12.67 $26,360 5.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $11.51 $11.73 $24,390 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $17.19 $18.90 $39,320 7.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $13.00 $14.42 $30,000 5.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 160 $20.68 $20.08 $41,770 3.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 $23.50 $23.48 $48,840 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 950 $12.58 $13.49 $28,050 2.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 $17.41 $17.56 $36,530 3.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 130 $18.16 $18.69 $38,870 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $14.63 $16.48 $34,280 6.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.40 (c) $50,750 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 320 (c) $24.64 (c) $22.81 (c) $47,440 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.99 (c) $49,900 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 320 $21.20 $22.04 $45,850 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,300 $17.08 $17.09 $35,550 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,320 $10.12 $12.38 $25,750 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,140 $22.28 $22.99 $47,810 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.22 $16.72 $34,770 16.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 360 $15.73 $16.13 $33,540 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,110 $17.87 $17.85 $37,130 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $17.96 $18.42 $38,320 3.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 270 $13.40 $14.11 $29,340 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $16.34 $16.44 $34,190 2.1 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) $15.51 $23.19 $48,230 10.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 140 $19.35 $19.53 $40,630 3.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $15.28 $15.91 $33,080 3.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,850 $14.84 $15.98 $33,250 2.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 $13.27 $15.80 $32,870 9.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $18.46 $17.70 $36,810 6.0 %
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 4,800 $21.23 $22.94 $47,710 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $30.51 $31.21 $64,910 3.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 560 $21.92 $23.34 $48,540 4.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $19.36 $19.82 $41,230 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 620 $17.24 $18.19 $37,830 6.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 110 $24.02 $26.52 $55,150 7.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (8) $26.67 $27.47 $57,140 4.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $29.80 $30.79 $64,040 6.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 630 $22.66 $22.44 $46,670 8.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $18.33 $19.59 $40,750 8.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 400 $22.52 $24.40 $50,760 5.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 220 $22.69 $24.45 $50,850 9.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 140 $20.73 $21.14 $43,970 9.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $37.86 $37.06 $77,090 4.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 100 $16.44 $19.56 $40,670 12.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $14.98 $16.11 $33,510 7.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 240 $15.31 $15.53 $32,300 4.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $13.51 $13.32 $27,700 10.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $21.62 $24.25 $50,450 6.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $24.03 $26.52 $55,170 8.9 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $17.38 $18.69 $38,870 8.3 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $17.81 $18.34 $38,150 7.6 %
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 4,530 $22.58 $23.58 $49,060 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 $28.91 $30.18 $62,770 4.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $19.85 $20.01 $41,620 8.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 440 $27.96 $29.52 $61,400 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 170 $25.19 $26.03 $54,140 5.3 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $22.23 $22.61 $47,040 6.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $18.73 $20.85 $43,360 3.6 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (8) $18.96 $21.09 $43,860 14.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 650 $19.15 $20.64 $42,930 6.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $21.75 $21.68 $45,100 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $23.88 $24.42 $50,800 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 420 $28.89 $29.60 $61,580 6.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $23.23 $24.06 $50,050 6.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 $20.75 $20.91 $43,490 1.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $22.24 $22.27 $46,310 2.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $30.69 $30.17 $62,760 5.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 330 $26.76 $24.23 $50,410 10.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $14.52 $14.71 $30,590 4.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 190 $16.85 $18.42 $38,320 9.3 %
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 8,530 $15.42 $17.47 $36,350 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 640 $29.83 $32.92 $68,480 3.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,260 $14.36 $14.91 $31,000 2.3 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 280 $13.66 $13.99 $29,090 5.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 700 $12.91 $14.63 $30,420 6.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 120 $15.45 $15.77 $32,810 6.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $12.11 $15.27 $31,750 9.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 70 $11.21 $12.29 $25,570 6.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.57 $15.78 $32,810 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.37 $14.59 $30,340 5.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $15.30 $15.82 $32,910 3.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.53 $12.01 $24,970 5.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 350 $20.66 $21.50 $44,730 7.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 $14.13 $14.29 $29,720 3.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $19.12 $19.59 $40,740 3.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $16.30 $16.17 $33,630 3.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $14.30 $14.89 $30,980 7.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 50 $15.15 $16.13 $33,540 7.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $15.97 $17.88 $37,190 4.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 420 $19.68 $19.36 $40,270 2.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $9.93 $10.63 $22,120 3.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $12.67 $13.00 $27,030 5.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 $24.89 $26.92 $56,000 5.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $22.03 $21.36 $44,430 2.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $21.32 $25.49 $53,010 12.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $16.05 $19.32 $40,180 4.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $19.31 $20.80 $43,250 9.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $18.30 $18.67 $38,830 4.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.01 $12.38 $25,750 4.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 520 $16.43 $17.24 $35,850 3.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $13.18 $13.22 $27,510 7.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $14.99 $15.88 $33,030 3.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 70 $14.14 $15.35 $31,920 4.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 300 $13.29 $13.19 $27,440 2.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 210 $16.95 $16.53 $34,380 10.6 %
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 6,990 $15.03 $16.33 $33,960 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 260 $18.52 $20.84 $43,340 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $24.31 $27.89 $58,010 9.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $13.16 $12.85 $26,740 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 460 $17.12 $15.89 $33,050 5.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 80 $13.78 $13.48 $28,040 3.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,430 $21.62 $22.44 $46,670 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 920 $16.11 $17.78 $36,990 13.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $11.93 $12.68 $26,380 7.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $10.29 $10.38 $21,590 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $15.16 $16.08 $33,450 6.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 60 $11.34 $12.45 $25,890 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,190 $11.78 $13.16 $27,370 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 740 $10.35 $10.95 $22,770 6.7 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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