Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors


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 NAICS 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors.

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.

NAICS Industry 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors is part of: Sector 23 - Construction.

NAICS 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors consists of:

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NAICS 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors

All Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 4,113,930 100.00% $18.45 $21.65 $45,040 0.2 %
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 148,770 3.62% $42.68 $50.92 $105,910 0.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 9,020 0.22% $70.64 $76.70 $159,530 1.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 70,350 1.71% $43.98 $52.19 $108,560 0.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (8) (8) $27.82 $30.22 $62,850 5.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 210 0.01% $47.22 $48.60 $101,080 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 800 0.02% $47.96 $54.87 $114,140 4.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 850 0.02% $35.67 $37.98 $79,000 3.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 180 (7) $46.96 $51.48 $107,090 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 5,730 0.14% $41.57 $47.30 $98,380 1.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 (7) $30.63 $35.88 $74,620 6.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 90 (7) $41.70 $45.22 $94,060 4.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 360 0.01% $39.25 $43.51 $90,500 5.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 190 (7) $44.66 $46.32 $96,340 5.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 (7) $35.93 $38.63 $80,360 5.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 58,800 1.43% $39.42 $46.20 $96,090 1.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 580 0.01% $51.11 $54.80 $113,980 2.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 (7) (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,340 0.03% $40.31 $43.14 $89,730 4.3 %
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 103,780 2.52% $27.77 $29.71 $61,800 0.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 (7) $29.75 $29.01 $60,350 4.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 280 0.01% $27.78 $35.95 $74,780 20.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 8,860 0.22% $23.39 $24.95 $51,900 0.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 200 (7) $24.11 $24.71 $51,390 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 72,900 1.77% $28.11 $29.95 $62,290 0.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 210 0.01% $24.03 $25.78 $53,620 3.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 260 0.01% $26.88 $26.31 $54,730 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 340 0.01% $25.13 $25.26 $52,550 3.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 810 0.02% $27.60 $28.83 $59,960 2.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 130 (7) $26.47 $27.74 $57,700 3.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 250 0.01% $33.31 $34.42 $71,590 4.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 4,640 0.11% $26.40 $29.47 $61,290 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 14,570 0.35% $29.26 $31.64 $65,800 0.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 (7) $30.27 $31.50 $65,520 5.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 140 (7) $30.81 $32.34 $67,270 3.1 %
Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,010 0.10% $29.83 $31.16 $64,810 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 430 0.01% $31.36 $31.36 $65,230 2.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 560 0.01% $36.53 $37.19 $77,350 6.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 200 (7) $39.88 $42.61 $88,630 6.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 820 0.02% $21.56 $22.22 $46,220 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 290 0.01% $34.05 $34.22 $71,180 2.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 (7) $33.39 $34.44 $71,630 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 820 0.02% $28.59 $30.14 $62,690 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 630 0.02% $31.93 $33.78 $70,260 4.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 140 (7) $24.91 $26.89 $55,930 15.3 %
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 21,760 0.53% $27.15 $29.25 $60,840 1.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 130 (7) $32.17 $36.57 $76,070 15.3 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 50 (7) $38.97 $47.54 $98,890 11.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 330 0.01% $26.21 $27.05 $56,270 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 1,540 0.04% $33.71 $37.09 $77,150 3.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 2,120 0.05% $35.66 $37.44 $77,870 2.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 710 0.02% $37.63 $37.78 $78,590 3.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 (7) $34.26 $30.69 $63,840 10.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 540 0.01% $30.37 $31.48 $65,470 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 320 0.01% $31.33 $33.40 $69,460 4.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,990 0.05% $32.51 $35.62 $74,090 3.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 670 0.02% $33.29 $33.90 $70,510 2.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,130 0.05% $22.09 $23.00 $47,840 1.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 5,530 0.13% $25.10 $26.99 $56,140 1.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 1,720 0.04% $22.93 $24.39 $50,720 2.2 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 1,070 0.03% $21.04 $22.16 $46,090 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 250 0.01% $26.43 $24.84 $51,680 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,750 0.04% $22.55 $23.56 $49,010 5.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $18.31 $19.81 $41,200 5.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 90 (7) $23.59 $24.78 $51,540 5.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 340 0.01% $24.82 $24.24 $50,410 3.1 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 (7) $21.08 $23.88 $49,660 8.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 220 0.01% $20.19 $19.05 $39,620 4.7 %
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 600 0.01% $27.95 $28.75 $59,800 5.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 370 0.01% $28.92 $28.93 $60,180 6.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) (8) $30.93 $30.10 $62,610 11.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 (7) $15.48 $15.54 $32,310 3.1 %
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 70 (7) $49.74 $60.30 $125,410 9.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 (7) $54.43 $65.40 $136,040 10.0 %
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 2,490 0.06% $17.53 $19.28 $40,100 3.8 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators (8) (8) $28.74 $25.20 $52,420 19.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 200 (7) $26.18 $25.92 $53,900 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 250 0.01% $18.06 $19.30 $40,140 4.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 510 0.01% $16.11 $16.34 $33,990 7.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 90 (7) $16.05 $18.65 $38,790 10.8 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 30 (7) $34.10 $29.09 $60,510 13.7 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 330 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 200 (7) $22.21 $24.72 $51,420 7.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 (7) $24.87 $23.79 $49,470 5.8 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) (8) $15.43 $16.84 $35,020 5.2 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $21.68 $20.94 $43,550 15.3 %
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 910 0.02% $26.56 $27.45 $57,090 1.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 760 0.02% $27.17 $28.14 $58,530 1.8 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 160 (7) $23.75 $24.19 $50,320 2.8 %
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 470 0.01% $15.11 $16.52 $34,370 4.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 200 (7) $13.99 $14.45 $30,060 5.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 170 (7) $14.62 $17.41 $36,210 6.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 (7) $15.84 $16.74 $34,820 13.9 %
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 90 (7) $10.04 $12.10 $25,170 14.6 %
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 15,570 0.38% $12.11 $13.20 $27,460 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 (7) $15.02 $17.26 $35,910 8.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 630 0.02% $21.59 $23.60 $49,090 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 7,290 0.18% $10.70 $11.53 $23,990 1.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 220 0.01% $10.66 $10.98 $22,830 8.7 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 80 (7) $14.02 $14.49 $30,150 5.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 7,170 0.17% $13.39 $13.98 $29,070 2.5 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) (8) $14.89 $14.65 $30,470 6.6 %
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 60 (7) $13.23 $12.81 $26,650 7.0 %
Sales and 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 79,450 1.93% $24.35 $28.19 $58,640 1.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 750 0.02% $20.88 $23.69 $49,280 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,080 0.03% $32.75 $37.11 $77,180 4.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 290 0.01% $9.08 $10.15 $21,120 5.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 0.01% $11.54 $12.72 $26,450 5.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 430 0.01% $14.23 $15.09 $31,390 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 7,070 0.17% $12.48 $15.36 $31,940 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) (8) $22.83 $25.39 $52,810 10.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 25,910 0.63% $26.92 $31.32 $65,140 1.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 2,530 0.06% $29.61 $32.97 $68,580 4.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 36,190 0.88% $25.84 $29.60 $61,570 1.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 250 0.01% $10.28 $11.55 $24,020 9.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 520 0.01% $38.24 $46.57 $96,860 6.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,790 0.04% $9.66 $10.96 $22,790 2.4 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 400 0.01% $9.08 $10.51 $21,870 3.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1,710 0.04% $18.61 $23.19 $48,240 8.3 %
Office and Administrative Support 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 385,040 9.36% $14.72 $15.83 $32,940 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 20,910 0.51% $23.24 $24.92 $51,830 0.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 (7) $12.06 $14.34 $29,820 8.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 530 0.01% $15.43 $15.67 $32,590 4.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 2,060 0.05% $14.59 $15.33 $31,880 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 80,470 1.96% $16.51 $17.25 $35,890 0.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 10,780 0.26% $17.41 $17.68 $36,780 0.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (8) (8) $18.39 $17.49 $36,380 4.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,790 0.14% $14.94 $15.86 $32,980 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 450 0.01% $10.20 $10.92 $22,710 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 680 0.02% $14.06 $14.06 $29,250 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 2,350 0.06% $18.11 $18.85 $39,210 1.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 18,840 0.46% $12.87 $13.14 $27,330 0.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 (7) $14.57 $14.03 $29,180 10.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 160 (7) $12.99 $13.17 $27,390 7.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 14,420 0.35% $15.99 $17.61 $36,630 1.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) (8) $11.86 $11.90 $24,760 11.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,100 0.05% $18.68 $20.17 $41,940 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,270 0.03% $14.28 $14.92 $31,030 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 10,880 0.26% $13.87 $14.49 $30,150 0.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 (7) $12.68 $13.03 $27,100 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 28,830 0.70% $19.92 $21.11 $43,910 0.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 85,330 2.07% $13.44 $13.82 $28,750 0.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) (8) $12.86 $12.67 $26,350 7.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 580 0.01% $13.24 $14.02 $29,170 4.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 (7) $14.95 $15.88 $33,040 8.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) (8) $22.37 $19.33 $40,200 19.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 95,790 2.33% $12.26 $13.00 $27,030 0.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 770 0.02% $13.87 $15.03 $31,270 5.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 260 0.01% $11.82 $14.47 $30,100 11.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) (8) $25.54 $24.28 $50,500 7.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) (8) $8.60 $9.36 $19,470 9.0 %
Construction and Extraction 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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,772,690 67.40% $18.39 $20.90 $43,480 0.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 199,930 4.86% $27.71 $29.54 $61,440 0.4 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 6,780 0.16% $27.07 $27.53 $57,260 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 75,630 1.84% $22.38 $23.62 $49,130 0.9 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 10,450 0.25% $18.11 $19.77 $41,110 2.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 232,280 5.65% $18.76 $21.09 $43,870 0.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 17,090 0.42% $18.60 $20.72 $43,100 2.0 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 7,950 0.19% $17.59 $19.41 $40,370 2.4 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers 6,000 0.15% $16.18 $17.14 $35,660 2.1 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 32,670 0.79% $19.21 $20.73 $43,110 1.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 112,510 2.73% $16.87 $18.66 $38,810 0.8 %
47-2053 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 3,500 0.09% $18.75 $20.39 $42,400 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 287,190 6.98% $13.76 $15.60 $32,440 0.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 18,610 0.45% $16.27 $17.93 $37,280 1.5 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 1,210 0.03% $26.78 $26.62 $55,380 5.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 103,590 2.52% $19.16 $21.78 $45,310 0.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90,040 2.19% $17.93 $19.69 $40,950 0.9 %
47-2082 Tapers 21,600 0.53% $21.33 $22.45 $46,690 1.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 421,690 10.25% $22.10 $24.28 $50,490 0.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 33,740 0.82% $17.70 $19.86 $41,320 1.5 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 22,450 0.55% $15.70 $17.53 $36,470 2.7 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 25,650 0.62% $17.65 $19.81 $41,200 1.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150,550 3.66% $15.76 $17.45 $36,300 1.0 %
47-2142 Paperhangers 3,690 0.09% $18.77 $20.75 $43,170 4.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 9,080 0.22% $16.72 $18.71 $38,910 1.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 292,890 7.12% $22.22 $24.19 $50,310 0.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 30,530 0.74% $18.11 $19.74 $41,050 1.4 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 16,960 0.41% $19.45 $21.84 $45,420 2.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 100,780 2.45% $16.47 $18.06 $37,570 0.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 94,180 2.29% $19.73 $22.25 $46,270 1.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 38,290 0.93% $21.91 $24.02 $49,960 1.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 38,020 0.92% $13.26 $14.30 $29,750 0.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 19,320 0.47% $12.11 $12.68 $26,370 1.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 84,270 2.05% $12.76 $13.22 $27,500 0.7 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 14,240 0.35% $11.20 $11.66 $24,240 1.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 54,900 1.33% $12.85 $13.06 $27,160 0.7 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 15,240 0.37% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 11,720 0.28% $12.06 $12.96 $26,950 1.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 1,360 0.03% $22.75 $23.75 $49,400 2.8 %
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers 21,950 0.53% $33.37 $32.90 $68,430 1.2 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 18,510 0.45% $13.43 $14.49 $30,130 1.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 1,540 0.04% $17.01 $17.67 $36,760 2.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) (8) $17.76 $17.99 $37,420 5.1 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 2,860 0.07% $16.77 $18.08 $37,600 4.7 %
47-4091 Segmental Pavers 690 0.02% $12.52 $13.30 $27,660 5.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 15,430 0.38% $14.93 $16.18 $33,650 1.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 280 0.01% $24.37 $24.06 $50,040 5.0 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 2,490 0.06% $20.77 $21.72 $45,180 4.0 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 450 0.01% $25.42 $25.71 $53,490 7.3 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 140 (7) $23.67 $21.12 $43,940 11.6 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 540 0.01% $12.67 $13.37 $27,810 3.0 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 950 0.02% $13.69 $15.81 $32,880 7.6 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.38 $15.92 $33,110 9.7 %
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 385,310 9.37% $18.85 $20.45 $42,530 0.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 28,540 0.69% $27.81 $29.46 $61,280 0.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 1,070 0.03% $16.51 $16.69 $34,710 4.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 18,970 0.46% $19.53 $20.99 $43,660 2.0 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 1,540 0.04% $18.68 $20.41 $42,460 5.5 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 810 0.02% $15.76 $16.84 $35,030 8.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 6,360 0.15% $22.60 $23.45 $48,770 3.2 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) (8) $14.41 $14.35 $29,850 6.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 4,990 0.12% $16.79 $17.13 $35,640 3.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 21,330 0.52% $18.56 $19.82 $41,230 2.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) (8) $14.98 $17.07 $35,500 7.8 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 400 0.01% $16.29 $15.92 $33,100 5.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 710 0.02% $17.81 $18.43 $38,340 3.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 4,560 0.11% $18.94 $19.89 $41,370 1.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) (8) $15.67 $15.82 $32,900 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 9,860 0.24% $20.25 $21.93 $45,610 1.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 (7) $10.10 $12.73 $26,480 13.0 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 10,440 0.25% $16.82 $17.57 $36,550 1.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 1,140 0.03% $21.21 $21.97 $45,690 7.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 166,900 4.06% $18.88 $20.34 $42,320 0.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 750 0.02% $17.29 $18.72 $38,930 9.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,930 0.07% $19.86 $21.12 $43,920 2.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 16,860 0.41% $17.62 $19.08 $39,680 1.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 730 0.02% $19.15 $20.85 $43,370 9.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 12,870 0.31% $21.77 $22.64 $47,090 1.2 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 260 0.01% $21.46 $22.38 $46,550 4.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 5,970 0.15% $25.43 $25.96 $54,000 2.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 27,540 0.67% $18.55 $19.84 $41,260 1.9 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 430 0.01% $19.85 $20.24 $42,090 3.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 260 0.01% $16.13 $16.15 $33,590 9.6 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 120 (7) $20.01 $19.45 $40,450 9.6 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 1,440 0.04% $13.65 $14.79 $30,750 8.2 %
49-9096 Riggers 2,070 0.05% $19.58 $20.93 $43,540 4.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 22,390 0.54% $11.80 $12.39 $25,760 1.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 12,550 0.31% $15.38 $16.83 $35,010 2.0 %
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 62,760 1.53% $16.28 $17.53 $36,450 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 4,380 0.11% $23.89 $25.53 $53,110 1.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 350 0.01% $14.13 $14.78 $30,750 7.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 8,690 0.21% $17.05 $17.81 $37,050 1.5 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 90 (7) $15.44 $15.98 $33,250 3.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,470 0.04% $11.65 $12.70 $26,410 4.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 4,210 0.10% $13.62 $14.54 $30,250 3.3 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 50 (7) $27.36 $26.40 $54,900 5.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 (7) $15.17 $14.12 $29,360 11.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $11.43 $13.60 $28,280 15.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 0.01% $12.78 $14.25 $29,650 7.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $14.97 $15.28 $31,780 9.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 550 0.01% $19.59 $20.35 $42,320 6.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $12.72 $13.92 $28,960 6.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $13.14 $13.55 $28,190 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 22,410 0.54% $17.25 $18.36 $38,190 1.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 780 0.02% $16.24 $16.62 $34,570 9.4 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $13.95 $13.73 $28,560 3.9 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $11.58 $12.01 $24,990 7.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 60 (7) $12.57 $14.95 $31,090 19.5 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 530 0.01% $19.33 $19.86 $41,310 5.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 (7) $10.00 $11.02 $22,920 10.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) (8) $14.70 $15.70 $32,660 11.4 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 40 (7) $14.69 $17.45 $36,300 7.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 5,080 0.12% $15.69 $16.45 $34,220 2.1 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 130 (7) $15.41 $17.43 $36,250 11.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 370 0.01% $16.00 $16.35 $34,000 6.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 590 0.01% $12.31 $14.08 $29,280 5.3 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 230 0.01% $12.79 $15.04 $31,280 12.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (8) (8) $23.27 $23.39 $48,640 5.7 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 100 (7) $17.39 $19.67 $40,910 6.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,730 0.04% $13.75 $15.12 $31,460 5.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) (8) $14.46 $14.50 $30,160 3.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 (7) $15.37 $15.99 $33,260 6.6 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 180 (7) $14.61 $16.16 $33,610 9.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,060 0.03% $15.49 $16.62 $34,560 4.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 (7) $13.02 $13.79 $28,680 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 900 0.02% $18.64 $18.71 $38,930 5.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 840 0.02% $13.81 $13.98 $29,090 2.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) (8) $15.29 $15.65 $32,560 8.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 280 0.01% $18.17 $17.85 $37,130 6.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 1,640 0.04% $14.45 $15.77 $32,810 4.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,270 0.06% $11.51 $11.96 $24,870 2.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 850 0.02% $13.94 $14.84 $30,880 4.4 %
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 129,730 3.15% $15.67 $17.42 $36,240 0.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,000 0.02% $20.64 $22.90 $47,630 4.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,960 0.07% $24.99 $27.37 $56,920 3.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 130 (7) $11.80 $11.85 $24,650 4.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 48,630 1.18% $16.57 $18.03 $37,500 0.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 14,020 0.34% $14.64 $15.47 $32,190 0.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 180 (7) $17.11 $17.72 $36,850 8.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 9,560 0.23% $25.02 $26.22 $54,550 1.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 16,990 0.41% $17.13 $18.50 $38,480 1.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,960 0.10% $15.28 $16.41 $34,130 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 0.01% $10.46 $11.75 $24,440 6.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,020 0.75% $12.29 $13.07 $27,180 0.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) (8) $11.56 $12.19 $25,340 4.5 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 370 0.01% $18.22 $21.58 $44,890 9.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 (7) $11.37 $11.92 $24,790 3.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 190 (7) $15.16 $16.17 $33,640 13.3 %

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.

(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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