Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 21 - Mining


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 21 - Mining.

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

Sector 21 - Mining consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 21 - Mining:


Sector 21 - Mining

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 683,880 100.00% $20.96 $25.40 $52,840 0.9 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 33,640 4.92% $49.26 $57.09 $118,740 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,620 0.24% (5) $80.32 $167,070 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 16,690 2.44% $50.15 $59.15 $123,030 2.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 280 0.04% $60.36 $66.97 $139,300 5.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 620 0.09% $45.05 $50.76 $105,570 3.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 0.01% $45.55 $52.64 $109,500 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,210 0.18% $39.64 $43.97 $91,460 4.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 350 0.05% $53.35 $56.39 $117,290 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,720 0.40% $51.45 $57.36 $119,300 2.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 130 0.02% $43.64 $45.97 $95,630 6.5 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 80 0.01% $42.74 $46.37 $96,450 7.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 260 0.04% $45.03 $48.59 $101,070 4.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 2,750 0.40% $46.61 $51.98 $108,130 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 290 0.04% $43.19 $45.98 $95,640 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 280 0.04% $41.06 $47.72 $99,250 5.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 1,400 0.20% $43.39 $48.23 $100,320 2.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,700 0.25% $60.44 $65.34 $135,910 2.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 200 0.03% $62.95 $72.90 $151,620 8.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,430 0.21% $29.60 $37.21 $77,390 5.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,550 0.23% $47.18 $52.45 $109,100 4.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 22,950 3.36% $31.37 $33.98 $70,670 1.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 0.01% $25.78 $27.36 $56,910 5.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,540 0.37% $27.28 $29.33 $61,000 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,460 0.21% $25.04 $26.92 $55,990 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 330 0.05% $29.29 $31.07 $64,620 4.1 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 0.01% $53.24 $45.35 $94,330 11.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 370 0.05% $28.17 $31.07 $64,630 3.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 320 0.05% $27.67 $29.56 $61,490 2.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 510 0.07% $30.86 $32.07 $66,700 3.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 720 0.11% $32.02 $33.76 $70,220 5.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 670 0.10% $37.05 $38.16 $79,380 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 880 0.13% $39.08 $44.35 $92,260 5.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,630 0.53% $33.39 $37.17 $77,320 3.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 8,760 1.28% $31.05 $32.76 $68,140 1.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 200 0.03% $37.97 $38.24 $79,530 2.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 2,260 0.33% $36.54 $39.58 $82,330 2.7 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $35.87 $41.59 $86,510 5.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 5,160 0.75% $34.68 $35.61 $74,070 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 310 0.05% $34.43 $34.31 $71,360 3.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 220 0.03% $44.29 $44.89 $93,370 4.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 210 0.03% $39.40 $39.70 $82,580 5.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 830 0.12% $22.20 $24.17 $50,270 2.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 750 0.11% $36.38 $37.71 $78,430 1.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 200 0.03% $31.74 $33.53 $69,740 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 660 0.10% $33.42 $34.52 $71,800 2.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 320 0.05% $35.83 $36.53 $75,990 2.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 1,500 0.22% $38.87 $39.77 $82,730 3.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 140 0.02% $34.03 $36.08 $75,050 6.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 35,530 5.20% $42.73 $46.85 $97,450 1.9 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 140 0.02% $26.32 $30.02 $62,430 8.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 590 0.09% $22.26 $23.43 $48,730 1.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 870 0.13% $50.16 $54.75 $113,870 5.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 790 0.12% $43.36 $45.62 $94,880 4.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 530 0.08% $52.90 $50.82 $105,710 3.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 0.01% $40.25 $38.86 $80,830 5.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 530 0.08% $36.28 $37.74 $78,490 1.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 380 0.06% $33.60 $36.31 $75,530 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,700 0.25% $41.16 $43.12 $89,690 2.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 750 0.11% $39.81 $44.99 $93,580 5.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,140 0.17% $39.06 $41.13 $85,540 1.9 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 2,910 0.43% $37.72 $39.45 $82,050 1.6 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 14,820 2.17% $53.08 $57.34 $119,260 2.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 4,100 0.60% $47.75 $48.38 $100,620 5.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 0.01% $23.86 $24.54 $51,040 5.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 (7) $30.46 $31.11 $64,700 7.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 510 0.07% $20.71 $21.62 $44,960 4.5 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 200 0.03% $26.89 $28.91 $60,140 5.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 0.01% $24.38 $24.71 $51,400 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,290 0.19% $28.25 $30.44 $63,320 6.2 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 240 0.04% $39.28 $38.05 $79,150 5.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 300 0.04% $22.64 $23.78 $49,470 2.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 600 0.09% $33.06 $33.38 $69,420 3.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 380 0.06% $29.69 $29.76 $61,910 2.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,870 0.27% $30.39 $31.73 $66,000 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 610 0.09% $20.06 $22.22 $46,220 3.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 19,560 2.86% $34.52 $42.69 $88,790 2.4 %
19-2012 Physicists 90 0.01% $53.10 $62.70 $130,420 8.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 340 0.05% $42.93 $43.76 $91,010 4.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 370 0.05% $31.90 $34.82 $72,430 3.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 8,550 1.25% $57.60 $60.47 $125,770 2.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 270 0.04% $28.58 $32.51 $67,610 5.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,270 0.19% $22.97 $22.41 $46,620 2.0 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 8,180 1.20% $26.84 $28.50 $59,280 3.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 140 0.02% $22.02 $23.34 $48,550 3.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 210 0.03% $20.51 $22.27 $46,320 8.3 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 2,220 0.32% $34.93 $46.65 $97,030 4.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 630 0.09% $74.61 $76.49 $159,100 4.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 0.02% $28.09 $28.79 $59,890 4.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 1,420 0.21% $28.07 $35.38 $73,590 6.6 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 0.01% $31.71 $31.81 $66,170 4.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 350 0.05% $29.39 $32.93 $68,490 6.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 0.01% $22.11 $22.87 $47,570 4.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 200 0.03% $37.18 $39.14 $81,410 8.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 0.01% $25.08 $26.47 $55,060 4.5 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 50 0.01% $29.63 $25.80 $53,670 9.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 2,500 0.37% $30.47 $30.91 $64,300 1.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 50 0.01% $30.95 $28.31 $58,880 10.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,710 0.25% $31.75 $32.34 $67,280 1.5 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 700 0.10% $25.87 $27.29 $56,760 3.8 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 710 0.10% $12.08 $15.50 $32,240 8.2 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $27.14 $26.14 $54,370 8.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 50 0.01% $36.41 $35.17 $73,150 4.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 490 0.07% $12.09 $13.72 $28,530 3.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) $8.01 $8.34 $17,350 10.2 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 500 0.07% $11.76 $12.66 $26,320 9.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 0.03% $10.51 $12.32 $25,620 9.4 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 90 0.01% $12.57 $12.91 $26,840 5.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,440 0.21% $10.62 $11.73 $24,410 2.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 0.17% $10.61 $11.76 $24,460 2.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 0.03% $10.23 $11.12 $23,130 3.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 180 0.03% $15.37 $15.77 $32,790 11.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 30 (7) $16.89 $17.31 $36,000 6.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 8,930 1.31% $29.23 $35.25 $73,310 6.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 0.04% $34.61 $39.62 $82,410 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 70 0.01% $8.85 $9.86 $20,510 5.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (8) (8) $9.68 $12.69 $26,400 11.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,370 0.20% $36.95 $52.72 $109,670 21.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,450 0.21% $33.81 $36.40 $75,710 2.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,370 0.49% $26.84 $30.92 $64,320 3.3 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 70 0.01% $21.84 $24.94 $51,880 18.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 2,070 0.30% $24.59 $32.07 $66,700 3.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 (7) $35.56 $39.55 $82,270 21.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $22.98 $22.63 $47,080 10.2 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 56,570 8.27% $15.61 $17.02 $35,410 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,160 0.46% $24.00 $26.01 $54,100 1.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 510 0.07% $14.24 $16.55 $34,420 9.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 10,510 1.54% $16.13 $17.01 $35,390 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,170 0.17% $16.16 $16.43 $34,180 1.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 310 0.05% $18.36 $18.87 $39,240 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 410 0.06% $15.53 $16.51 $34,350 3.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 370 0.05% $12.60 $13.89 $28,880 4.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 0.02% $16.78 $17.10 $35,570 8.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 810 0.12% $17.86 $18.75 $39,000 1.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,760 0.26% $12.71 $12.97 $26,970 1.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 0.01% $20.74 $22.14 $46,060 7.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) (8) $19.24 $19.63 $40,840 2.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 0.01% $14.35 $18.54 $38,560 18.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,370 0.35% $17.18 $18.47 $38,420 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,200 0.32% $20.24 $21.66 $45,060 1.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,190 0.17% $15.92 $16.62 $34,560 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,520 0.22% $16.14 $16.35 $34,000 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,710 0.25% $13.78 $14.18 $29,490 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 6,280 0.92% $20.31 $21.27 $44,240 1.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 9,410 1.38% $14.39 $14.69 $30,550 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 0.01% $14.13 $16.11 $33,510 10.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 210 0.03% $11.65 $12.49 $25,980 12.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 0.01% $12.85 $12.88 $26,800 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 11,820 1.73% $12.63 $14.06 $29,250 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 0.01% $15.47 $14.66 $30,500 5.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 210 0.03% $22.47 $29.17 $60,660 11.5 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 280 0.04% $12.68 $14.58 $30,320 4.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) (8) $30.85 $28.03 $58,290 9.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) (8) $9.37 $10.15 $21,100 3.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 130 0.02% $11.20 $11.55 $24,030 3.7 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 280,920 41.08% $19.77 $21.59 $44,910 0.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 27,510 4.02% $31.64 $33.06 $68,770 0.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 470 0.07% $20.52 $20.44 $42,520 3.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 0.01% $23.34 $21.64 $45,010 3.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 9,370 1.37% $14.06 $15.37 $31,970 1.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 290 0.04% $21.15 $21.78 $45,310 4.5 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 30 (7) $20.95 $23.74 $49,380 6.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 30,730 4.49% $18.74 $19.87 $41,330 1.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 9,100 1.33% $25.41 $25.85 $53,780 1.5 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) (8) $15.36 $16.50 $34,330 6.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 470 0.07% $15.78 $17.01 $35,390 4.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 0.01% $19.49 $20.41 $42,450 5.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,970 0.29% $29.04 $28.49 $59,260 6.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 0.01% $23.08 $22.40 $46,600 6.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 0.01% $20.25 $20.20 $42,010 8.0 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 190 0.03% $13.28 $13.90 $28,910 3.7 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) (8) $11.29 $11.85 $24,650 7.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 0.01% $14.66 $17.61 $36,640 16.7 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 140 0.02% $13.25 $14.52 $30,210 7.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 270 0.04% $22.36 $23.06 $47,960 14.0 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 120 0.02% $22.16 $21.87 $45,490 2.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 150 0.02% $17.41 $25.44 $52,920 14.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 20,770 3.04% $20.72 $21.00 $43,670 1.2 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 24,270 3.55% $25.60 $28.68 $59,650 2.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 34,610 5.06% $18.36 $20.23 $42,080 1.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 5,340 0.78% $19.77 $20.83 $43,320 1.8 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 2,480 0.36% $21.37 $22.18 $46,130 3.2 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 11,170 1.63% $22.58 $22.46 $46,710 1.9 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 7,410 1.08% $21.00 $21.05 $43,780 1.5 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 4,080 0.60% $20.97 $20.87 $43,420 2.3 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 2,690 0.39% $13.78 $14.30 $29,750 1.8 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 5,470 0.80% $22.80 $22.96 $47,750 1.5 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 55,140 8.06% $15.45 $16.55 $34,420 1.4 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 19,440 2.84% $17.55 $18.50 $38,470 2.2 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 6,290 0.92% $19.19 $19.79 $41,170 1.8 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 59,280 8.67% $21.67 $22.74 $47,310 1.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 5,540 0.81% $32.87 $34.27 $71,290 2.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 0.01% $17.84 $20.54 $42,720 13.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 200 0.03% $21.93 $20.81 $43,290 4.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 460 0.07% $28.68 $28.86 $60,030 3.0 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 50 0.01% $27.69 $25.99 $54,060 5.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 100 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 0.01% $29.20 $29.90 $62,190 5.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 0.05% $20.75 $20.33 $42,280 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 3,570 0.52% $20.15 $21.02 $43,720 2.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 11,660 1.70% $22.00 $22.16 $46,100 1.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 0.02% $20.69 $20.05 $41,700 6.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 1,070 0.16% $21.78 $21.46 $44,640 3.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 12,440 1.82% $22.82 $23.92 $49,750 1.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,720 1.57% $18.70 $19.89 $41,380 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 4,350 0.64% $18.65 $18.98 $39,470 1.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 950 0.14% $25.79 $25.20 $52,410 2.4 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 400 0.06% $34.38 $32.15 $66,860 4.8 %
49-9092 Commercial Divers 620 0.09% $25.80 $28.55 $59,380 6.3 %
49-9096 Riggers 2,290 0.33% $18.14 $19.08 $39,680 4.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 3,050 0.45% $12.77 $14.14 $29,400 3.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 890 0.13% $24.86 $25.61 $53,260 2.9 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 53,650 7.84% $20.74 $22.39 $46,580 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 6,510 0.95% $30.78 $32.19 $66,950 1.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) (8) $13.31 $14.08 $29,290 9.9 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 0.02% $14.09 $14.55 $30,270 3.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 0.01% $16.80 $17.36 $36,110 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,170 0.17% $20.02 $20.70 $43,050 2.8 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 440 0.06% $18.86 $21.15 $43,980 4.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 0.02% $15.70 $19.09 $39,710 18.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 7,730 1.13% $19.71 $21.68 $45,100 2.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 (7) $25.93 $25.93 $53,930 4.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 180 0.03% $24.70 $24.22 $50,380 4.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 0.01% $21.92 $22.38 $46,560 2.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 110 0.02% $28.77 $27.59 $57,380 5.2 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 2,320 0.34% $26.34 $26.01 $54,110 1.9 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 12,480 1.82% $26.24 $26.28 $54,660 2.4 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 1,090 0.16% $19.10 $21.84 $45,420 3.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,930 0.28% $20.73 $20.14 $41,890 2.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,140 0.75% $17.68 $17.92 $37,280 1.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 530 0.08% $17.07 $17.94 $37,320 3.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 540 0.08% $14.45 $14.60 $30,370 2.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 0.02% $18.70 $19.08 $39,690 5.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 460 0.07% $18.99 $18.76 $39,030 2.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,590 0.67% $15.70 $17.30 $35,980 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,130 0.17% $15.52 $15.76 $32,780 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 0.01% $13.68 $14.78 $30,750 6.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 380 0.06% $12.70 $14.48 $30,120 5.5 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $14.83 $17.15 $35,670 6.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 4,170 0.61% $12.67 $13.74 $28,570 2.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,590 0.23% $18.82 $21.11 $43,900 5.4 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 99,490 14.55% $17.90 $19.02 $39,560 0.9 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 50 0.01% $38.03 $31.50 $65,510 26.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,030 0.15% $25.38 $25.61 $53,280 1.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 3,330 0.49% $27.74 $28.61 $59,520 1.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 430 0.06% (4) (4) $79,690 2.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 27,180 3.97% $17.09 $18.05 $37,540 1.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 2,120 0.31% $14.77 $15.68 $32,620 3.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 40 0.01% $21.47 $19.55 $40,670 12.2 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 160 0.02% $19.03 $18.85 $39,210 5.1 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 800 0.12% $23.98 $22.75 $47,310 4.3 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 800 0.12% $40.68 $39.96 $83,110 7.7 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 130 0.02% $31.41 $30.26 $62,940 7.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 170 0.02% $41.03 $38.14 $79,330 9.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 2,230 0.33% $19.12 $19.30 $40,140 2.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 2,390 0.35% $25.25 $25.64 $53,340 3.3 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators 1,110 0.16% $15.76 $16.88 $35,110 4.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 13,530 1.98% $17.35 $17.84 $37,100 1.2 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 3,410 0.50% $21.38 $21.20 $44,090 2.3 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 360 0.05% $20.69 $20.37 $42,360 8.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,510 0.51% $16.17 $16.56 $34,440 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 0.05% $10.83 $13.03 $27,090 8.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11,000 1.61% $12.80 $14.00 $29,110 2.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 320 0.05% $12.26 $13.32 $27,700 4.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 90 0.01% $11.65 $11.50 $23,920 8.5 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 840 0.12% $21.89 $22.02 $45,810 3.9 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 5,020 0.73% $19.42 $19.95 $41,500 3.6 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 14,980 2.19% $18.44 $19.32 $40,180 1.7 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 3,460 0.51% $21.93 $22.35 $46,490 1.6 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 220 0.03% $19.56 $20.29 $42,210 6.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 270 0.04% $17.59 $18.31 $38,090 5.3 %

About May 2009 National Industry-Specific 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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