Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing


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 311000 - Food Manufacturing.

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 311000 - Food Manufacturing is part of: Sectors 31, 32, and 33 - Manufacturing.

NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing consists of:

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NAICS 311000 - Food Manufacturing

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 1,456,900 100.00% $12.83 $15.66 $32,570 0.6 %
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 44,440 3.05% $42.29 $49.01 $101,930 0.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,770 0.19% (5) $86.53 $179,990 2.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 14,570 1.00% $44.44 $51.76 $107,650 1.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (8) (8) $35.38 $33.43 $69,540 8.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 820 0.06% $49.12 $51.16 $106,420 4.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 3,590 0.25% $46.72 $51.57 $107,270 1.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 560 0.04% $39.40 $41.46 $86,240 2.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 440 0.03% $44.63 $46.55 $96,810 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,390 0.23% $45.82 $49.17 $102,260 1.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 250 0.02% $41.46 $43.35 $90,170 3.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 120 0.01% $38.89 $40.56 $84,370 5.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 880 0.06% $42.27 $46.68 $97,100 2.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 10,160 0.70% $36.79 $40.03 $83,270 0.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 1,300 0.09% $39.51 $42.07 $87,510 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,760 0.19% $35.21 $37.09 $77,140 1.0 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 60 (7) $31.31 $30.85 $64,160 5.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 430 0.03% $52.44 $54.73 $113,840 3.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 120 0.01% $22.83 $25.08 $52,160 5.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 190 0.01% $51.58 $56.32 $117,140 5.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,770 0.12% $39.78 $43.88 $91,270 3.1 %
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 19,820 1.36% $26.38 $28.39 $59,050 1.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 1,510 0.10% $25.41 $28.03 $58,310 1.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 240 0.02% $23.22 $25.59 $53,230 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,120 0.21% $24.61 $25.80 $53,670 0.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 420 0.03% $23.04 $24.99 $51,990 2.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 0.01% $22.50 $25.60 $53,250 5.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 210 0.01% $22.98 $25.02 $52,040 3.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 880 0.06% $25.73 $26.85 $55,850 1.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 970 0.07% $17.52 $19.55 $40,660 1.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,200 0.08% $25.48 $27.77 $57,750 3.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 1,010 0.07% $27.52 $28.89 $60,080 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 340 0.02% $31.91 $33.81 $70,320 1.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,870 0.20% $27.08 $29.50 $61,360 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 5,880 0.40% $28.13 $30.07 $62,540 1.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 110 0.01% $24.82 $29.86 $62,110 4.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 840 0.06% $33.11 $35.74 $74,340 4.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 110 0.01% $30.82 $33.77 $70,230 5.2 %
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 5,540 0.38% $37.07 $44.66 $92,890 13.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 310 0.02% $31.34 $32.55 $67,710 1.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 490 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 240 0.02% $50.67 $51.71 $107,550 6.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 840 0.06% $22.48 $23.26 $48,390 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 120 0.01% $31.77 $33.61 $69,910 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 960 0.07% $29.72 $31.28 $65,050 1.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 190 0.01% $31.23 $34.18 $71,090 5.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 190 0.01% $31.48 $32.67 $67,950 2.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 30 (7) $29.53 $40.62 $84,490 21.4 %
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 6,480 0.44% $32.61 $33.35 $69,370 1.1 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 360 0.02% $34.51 $35.55 $73,940 1.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 100 0.01% $42.18 $45.60 $94,850 8.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 120 0.01% $40.07 $40.14 $83,490 3.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 (7) $22.52 $25.75 $53,570 12.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 (7) $37.74 $38.00 $79,040 2.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 180 0.01% $32.32 $32.55 $67,700 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 3,360 0.23% $36.92 $37.26 $77,500 0.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 0.02% $31.67 $34.09 $70,900 5.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 (7) $23.15 $23.85 $49,600 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 360 0.02% $24.09 $24.57 $51,110 1.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,150 0.08% $19.56 $20.35 $42,330 1.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 (7) $21.89 $23.02 $47,880 3.0 %
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 12,840 0.88% $21.55 $24.48 $50,920 1.1 %
19-1011 Animal Scientists 110 0.01% $24.24 $35.64 $74,130 16.8 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 5,180 0.36% $26.50 $28.74 $59,790 1.9 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 40 (7) $17.90 $20.47 $42,590 9.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 140 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2031 Chemists 610 0.04% $29.45 $32.14 $66,840 3.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 (7) $29.59 $32.75 $68,120 6.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 990 0.07% $28.81 $30.65 $63,760 2.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 4,640 0.32% $16.12 $17.29 $35,960 1.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 120 0.01% $14.73 $15.97 $33,220 4.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 540 0.04% $20.85 $20.44 $42,510 1.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) (8) $14.35 $14.88 $30,950 4.2 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 140 0.01% $16.30 $18.26 $37,980 4.6 %
Community and Social Services 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 70 (7) $19.92 $21.06 $43,800 3.8 %
21-2011 Clergy 60 (7) $18.85 $19.39 $40,320 3.3 %
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 (8) (8) $55.18 $56.03 $116,540 6.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 (7) $60.97 $61.84 $128,640 6.0 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (8) (8) $10.70 $12.39 $25,770 8.2 %
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 990 0.07% $19.82 $21.62 $44,970 2.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 540 0.04% $21.14 $22.65 $47,100 1.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 140 0.01% $12.60 $13.01 $27,050 3.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 190 0.01% $28.20 $27.43 $57,050 3.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 (7) $14.77 $15.05 $31,310 2.9 %
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 1,790 0.12% $22.31 $24.55 $51,070 1.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 340 0.02% $24.32 $25.28 $52,580 1.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 40 (7) $14.63 $16.20 $33,700 6.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 (7) $13.30 $16.45 $34,220 14.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 250 0.02% $17.13 $17.22 $35,810 1.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 770 0.05% $26.77 $27.30 $56,780 2.0 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 180 0.01% $18.95 $19.63 $40,840 2.0 %
Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 120 0.01% $11.39 $12.07 $25,100 4.7 %
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 2,060 0.14% $11.33 $12.22 $25,410 1.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 (7) $21.78 $23.42 $48,710 4.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,010 0.14% $11.25 $11.93 $24,810 1.0 %
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 29,440 2.02% $9.18 $10.23 $21,280 0.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 580 0.04% $17.45 $20.63 $42,900 3.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,060 0.14% $14.93 $16.26 $33,830 2.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,030 0.07% $8.79 $9.26 $19,250 4.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 760 0.05% $10.78 $11.32 $23,540 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 100 0.01% $10.75 $10.82 $22,500 3.5 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 240 0.02% $11.53 $13.56 $28,200 8.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 7,990 0.55% $9.39 $9.92 $20,630 1.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,580 0.38% $8.65 $9.07 $18,870 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 8,560 0.59% $8.92 $9.25 $19,250 1.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 470 0.03% $8.61 $9.06 $18,850 4.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 (7) $8.90 $9.57 $19,900 10.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 0.01% $9.20 $10.28 $21,380 5.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,550 0.11% $8.65 $8.82 $18,340 1.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) $8.60 $8.81 $18,330 8.4 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 100 0.01% $10.38 $10.39 $21,600 3.5 %
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 23,180 1.59% $11.21 $12.29 $25,570 0.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 1,260 0.09% $18.84 $19.88 $41,360 1.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,180 1.45% $10.96 $11.80 $24,550 0.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 120 0.01% $10.97 $11.34 $23,580 5.2 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 110 0.01% $9.89 $10.27 $21,370 7.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 240 0.02% $15.84 $16.77 $34,880 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 250 0.02% $11.05 $11.91 $24,760 1.7 %
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 140 0.01% $9.24 $10.39 $21,620 3.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 110 0.01% $8.88 $9.46 $19,690 4.1 %
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 49,590 3.40% $11.02 $17.56 $36,520 2.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,240 0.15% $15.18 $17.42 $36,230 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,100 0.08% $31.25 $36.15 $75,190 2.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 14,500 1.00% $8.52 $8.91 $18,530 0.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 490 0.03% $8.89 $9.33 $19,400 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 13,310 0.91% $8.97 $9.94 $20,680 0.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 0.01% $26.70 $27.84 $57,900 4.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 310 0.02% $27.15 $30.69 $63,830 5.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 16,780 1.15% $25.54 $29.77 $61,930 2.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 230 0.02% $11.73 $13.72 $28,530 7.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 490 0.03% $16.11 $18.17 $37,800 2.9 %
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 102,430 7.03% $14.85 $15.88 $33,030 0.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 6,230 0.43% $23.33 $24.44 $50,830 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 (7) $12.17 $12.55 $26,100 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 260 0.02% $14.48 $15.39 $32,020 4.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 3,690 0.25% $14.74 $15.20 $31,620 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 11,760 0.81% $15.87 $16.43 $34,170 0.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,650 0.18% $16.75 $17.20 $35,770 0.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 540 0.04% $16.17 $16.63 $34,580 1.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 (7) $16.85 $18.22 $37,910 5.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 7,740 0.53% $14.92 $15.66 $32,570 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 (7) $11.55 $13.23 $27,510 8.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 2,890 0.20% $14.10 $14.49 $30,140 0.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 2,840 0.19% $16.19 $16.87 $35,080 0.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,280 0.16% $12.68 $12.99 $27,020 0.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 0.01% $17.34 $17.85 $37,130 2.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 350 0.02% $15.69 $18.84 $39,180 15.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) (8) $13.29 $14.29 $29,730 4.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 400 0.03% $15.79 $16.55 $34,430 2.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 7,220 0.50% $18.60 $19.28 $40,110 1.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 17,630 1.21% $13.99 $14.51 $30,180 0.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 9,550 0.66% $12.73 $13.27 $27,600 0.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 5,850 0.40% $12.53 $13.33 $27,720 0.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 4,580 0.31% $19.45 $20.38 $42,390 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,490 0.31% $14.58 $14.96 $31,120 1.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 0.01% $16.16 $16.81 $34,960 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 300 0.02% $11.35 $11.97 $24,890 2.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 (7) $13.97 $14.71 $30,600 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 10,120 0.69% $12.51 $13.09 $27,220 0.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 390 0.03% $15.13 $15.83 $32,930 1.7 %
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 19,950 1.37% $10.43 $11.78 $24,500 1.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 1,060 0.07% $21.06 $21.85 $45,450 3.3 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 1,570 0.11% $14.24 $16.77 $34,880 4.1 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 190 0.01% $11.56 $13.26 $27,570 6.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 9,900 0.68% $9.72 $10.24 $21,300 1.0 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 750 0.05% $10.05 $11.75 $24,440 4.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 680 0.05% $8.65 $9.22 $19,180 2.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 5,290 0.36% $11.06 $11.40 $23,710 1.7 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 220 0.02% $11.50 $12.88 $26,790 5.6 %
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 4,160 0.29% $22.17 $22.86 $47,550 0.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 60 (7) $29.68 $29.25 $60,840 2.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 40 (7) $19.31 $22.91 $47,660 10.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 3,670 0.25% $22.10 $22.82 $47,470 0.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 0.01% $15.15 $17.53 $36,470 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 0.01% $26.06 $26.92 $56,000 2.8 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 85,160 5.85% $19.25 $20.16 $41,930 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8,130 0.56% $28.78 $29.52 $61,410 0.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 (7) $19.45 $19.22 $39,970 5.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 480 0.03% $22.46 $22.71 $47,240 2.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 140 0.01% $18.43 $19.53 $40,630 5.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,460 0.17% $18.43 $19.18 $39,900 1.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 200 0.01% $17.88 $17.97 $37,370 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 0.01% $23.63 $23.15 $48,160 3.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 800 0.05% $17.71 $18.43 $38,340 1.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 30,160 2.07% $19.58 $20.20 $42,020 0.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,090 2.48% $18.01 $18.48 $38,430 0.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 4,880 0.33% $16.05 $16.90 $35,150 1.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 420 0.03% $25.83 $26.11 $54,320 4.7 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 40 (7) $24.72 $25.81 $53,690 4.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 60 (7) $15.37 $15.50 $32,240 3.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 390 0.03% $13.86 $14.03 $29,180 2.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 650 0.04% $23.06 $22.92 $47,670 2.4 %
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 795,950 54.63% $11.94 $13.30 $27,670 0.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 45,850 3.15% $22.88 $24.22 $50,380 0.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 31,410 2.16% $12.24 $13.12 $27,280 1.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,930 0.13% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3011 Bakers 49,440 3.39% $11.72 $12.47 $25,940 0.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 13,200 0.91% $12.25 $13.04 $27,130 1.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 129,510 8.89% $10.63 $10.81 $22,490 0.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 92,690 6.36% $11.32 $11.42 $23,760 1.0 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 12,930 0.89% $13.44 $14.03 $29,170 1.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 81,880 5.62% $12.05 $13.17 $27,400 1.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 24,790 1.70% $11.91 $12.60 $26,220 1.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 0.01% $17.78 $19.16 $39,850 2.4 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 (7) $22.21 $21.75 $45,240 4.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $8.98 $9.56 $19,880 6.0 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $15.57 $15.83 $32,920 5.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 (7) $14.37 $15.54 $32,320 7.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 0.01% $13.04 $13.08 $27,210 1.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 (7) $11.59 $12.12 $25,210 4.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,700 0.12% $15.28 $16.56 $34,440 5.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 (7) $14.07 $15.33 $31,890 8.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 220 0.02% $20.28 $20.21 $42,030 3.1 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 110 0.01% $11.73 $12.75 $26,520 2.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) (8) $12.34 $13.66 $28,420 7.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 340 0.02% $12.94 $13.69 $28,480 8.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 290 0.02% $11.21 $11.38 $23,680 1.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 (7) $9.15 $9.39 $19,530 6.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 90 0.01% $27.99 $26.88 $55,910 3.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 790 0.05% $21.73 $21.76 $45,250 1.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 1,160 0.08% $14.65 $15.06 $31,320 3.2 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 290 0.02% $17.71 $19.02 $39,570 4.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 810 0.06% $22.62 $21.58 $44,890 3.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 10,520 0.72% $16.47 $16.52 $34,360 1.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7,380 0.51% $14.42 $15.21 $31,640 1.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 24,360 1.67% $14.31 $14.91 $31,010 1.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,150 0.08% $9.90 $11.00 $22,880 5.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 13,190 0.91% $12.50 $12.90 $26,840 1.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 9,150 0.63% $14.29 $14.69 $30,550 1.4 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 430 0.03% $16.03 $16.16 $33,610 2.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 26,480 1.82% $13.39 $14.38 $29,910 0.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 106,470 7.31% $12.49 $13.41 $27,890 0.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.01% $15.78 $15.34 $31,910 2.9 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 1,340 0.09% $10.45 $11.62 $24,160 3.5 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 9,800 0.67% $11.45 $12.16 $25,280 1.2 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 7,300 0.50% $12.71 $13.88 $28,880 2.1 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 240 0.02% $14.08 $13.75 $28,590 3.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,450 0.17% $11.86 $12.91 $26,850 2.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 54,800 3.76% $10.73 $11.48 $23,870 0.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 30,100 2.07% $12.14 $13.36 $27,780 1.2 %
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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 252,650 17.34% $12.55 $13.84 $28,780 0.5 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors (8) (8) $29.32 $30.74 $63,930 7.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 4,880 0.33% $20.95 $21.83 $45,410 0.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 4,780 0.33% $26.28 $26.67 $55,470 0.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 14,850 1.02% $15.14 $16.39 $34,100 2.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 24,050 1.65% $17.35 $18.17 $37,780 0.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 12,410 0.85% $13.65 $14.53 $30,220 1.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 (7) $11.47 $12.29 $25,560 4.2 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 130 0.01% $17.03 $17.25 $35,880 5.2 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 30 (7) $35.88 $36.64 $76,200 4.3 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 70 (7) $15.59 $16.23 $33,760 5.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 4,810 0.33% $13.71 $14.07 $29,260 1.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 (7) $19.74 $18.66 $38,810 2.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 38,580 2.65% $14.21 $14.69 $30,560 0.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 18,300 1.26% $11.51 $12.27 $25,520 0.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 53,090 3.64% $11.51 $12.39 $25,780 0.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 13,140 0.90% $11.13 $11.97 $24,910 1.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 61,120 4.20% $10.45 $11.22 $23,340 0.8 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 110 0.01% $14.27 $15.39 $32,020 5.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 320 0.02% $13.90 $13.90 $28,920 2.7 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 240 0.02% $18.52 $18.78 $39,060 5.3 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 1,370 0.09% $12.22 $13.39 $27,840 4.5 %

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.

(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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