Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal 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 331000 - Primary Metal 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 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing is part of: Sectors 31, 32, and 33 - Manufacturing.

NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing consists of:

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NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal 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 396,130 100.00% $18.06 $20.65 $42,940 0.7 %
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 15,210 3.84% $46.96 $53.04 $110,320 0.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,240 0.31% (5) $83.85 $174,410 2.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,370 1.10% $51.06 $58.09 $120,830 1.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 0.03% $54.72 $55.50 $115,440 3.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,140 0.29% $48.48 $53.51 $111,310 2.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 220 0.06% $40.53 $44.57 $92,700 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 440 0.11% $43.94 $45.55 $94,740 2.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,220 0.31% $47.65 $51.53 $107,180 2.0 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 260 0.07% $37.56 $38.77 $80,640 2.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 220 0.06% $45.27 $46.91 $97,580 2.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 3,740 0.94% $40.54 $44.21 $91,950 1.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 480 0.12% $38.65 $40.46 $84,150 1.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 150 0.04% $43.28 $46.06 $95,790 3.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,290 0.33% $46.77 $48.20 $100,260 1.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 260 0.07% $45.25 $45.57 $94,780 2.2 %
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 7,020 1.77% $27.17 $28.74 $59,790 1.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,880 0.47% $24.80 $25.76 $53,590 0.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 0.02% $26.22 $25.70 $53,450 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 290 0.07% $25.50 $26.91 $55,980 3.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 0.02% $27.13 $27.76 $57,730 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 400 0.10% $27.16 $28.57 $59,420 1.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 230 0.06% $24.67 $27.21 $56,590 2.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 430 0.11% $26.48 $27.58 $57,360 1.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 230 0.06% $30.53 $33.57 $69,820 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 170 0.04% $37.60 $42.95 $89,330 8.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 640 0.16% $28.35 $30.59 $63,620 4.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,240 0.57% $28.60 $29.57 $61,500 0.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 0.01% $33.28 $33.33 $69,330 3.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 0.02% $25.56 $27.82 $57,870 2.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 120 0.03% $30.15 $31.74 $66,020 2.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 2,440 0.62% $30.02 $30.84 $64,150 1.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 170 0.04% $29.45 $30.19 $62,790 1.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 170 0.04% $37.16 $37.02 $77,000 1.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 0.01% $32.50 $32.87 $68,380 1.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 730 0.18% $23.52 $25.15 $52,320 1.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 350 0.09% $35.21 $35.59 $74,020 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 0.02% $34.87 $34.17 $71,080 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 780 0.20% $30.74 $31.83 $66,200 1.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 0.02% $30.36 $31.22 $64,930 3.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 0.01% $34.28 $33.08 $68,800 4.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 0.01% $37.88 $37.77 $78,570 4.2 %
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 12,990 3.28% $30.90 $31.91 $66,380 0.9 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 120 0.03% $45.02 $45.58 $94,800 3.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 0.01% $32.69 $34.41 $71,560 3.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 340 0.09% $37.42 $37.34 $77,660 1.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 0.01% $37.32 $37.75 $78,520 4.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 180 0.05% $37.53 $38.95 $81,010 2.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 110 0.03% $34.12 $35.21 $73,230 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 3,630 0.92% $34.14 $34.58 $71,920 1.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 2,000 0.50% $35.14 $36.20 $75,290 1.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 2,080 0.53% $34.23 $34.91 $72,600 1.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 470 0.12% $35.01 $35.68 $74,210 2.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) (8) $16.54 $16.60 $34,530 5.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 310 0.08% $21.76 $22.48 $46,750 1.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 80 0.02% $21.39 $23.23 $48,320 4.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 620 0.16% $24.98 $25.24 $52,490 2.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 160 0.04% $23.75 $26.03 $54,150 4.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,490 0.38% $23.10 $24.09 $50,110 1.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 690 0.17% $24.54 $24.13 $50,190 3.1 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 500 0.13% $20.91 $21.80 $45,350 2.2 %
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 1,510 0.38% $22.23 $24.52 $51,000 1.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 220 0.06% $30.33 $31.96 $66,470 4.1 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 70 0.02% $41.41 $42.73 $88,880 5.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 0.02% $28.32 $29.84 $62,080 6.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 0.02% $29.53 $30.93 $64,340 3.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 850 0.21% $20.27 $20.55 $42,740 1.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 0.02% $19.28 $20.10 $41,800 4.7 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 160 0.04% $22.07 $23.74 $49,380 3.3 %
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 120 0.03% $23.73 $26.16 $54,410 3.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 0.01% $24.40 $26.42 $54,960 5.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 0.01% $35.14 $33.63 $69,940 5.4 %
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 1,010 0.25% $28.01 $28.72 $59,730 1.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 70 0.02% $27.77 $28.19 $58,640 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 50 0.01% $20.63 $19.16 $39,840 6.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 770 0.19% $29.57 $30.00 $62,400 1.2 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 110 0.03% $23.17 $24.67 $51,300 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 590 0.15% $14.58 $15.47 $32,170 2.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $24.59 $24.96 $51,910 5.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 540 0.14% $14.06 $14.75 $30,680 2.4 %
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 50 0.01% $10.02 $10.68 $22,220 5.0 %
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 1,900 0.48% $12.35 $13.12 $27,300 1.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,830 0.46% $12.27 $13.00 $27,050 1.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 50 0.01% $13.83 $14.39 $29,930 6.4 %
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 6,550 1.65% $29.28 $32.48 $67,550 2.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 600 0.15% $38.00 $41.02 $85,320 2.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) (8) $14.30 $15.50 $32,240 4.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 300 0.08% $31.74 $32.62 $67,850 5.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 5,330 1.35% $28.68 $32.01 $66,570 2.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 140 0.04% $32.57 $35.27 $73,350 4.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $25.27 $23.82 $49,550 5.2 %
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 28,180 7.11% $16.94 $17.99 $37,420 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,680 0.42% $26.05 $27.19 $56,550 1.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 930 0.23% $15.45 $15.72 $32,700 0.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,490 0.63% $17.15 $17.71 $36,840 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 860 0.22% $17.05 $17.51 $36,420 1.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 340 0.09% $16.14 $16.62 $34,570 1.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,390 0.60% $18.68 $19.29 $40,120 1.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 0.03% $15.94 $16.57 $34,460 4.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 700 0.18% $17.82 $18.21 $37,880 0.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 640 0.16% $13.23 $13.32 $27,700 0.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 0.01% $15.81 $17.21 $35,790 5.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 0.02% $20.92 $22.24 $46,260 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,790 0.96% $20.48 $21.35 $44,400 1.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 5,240 1.32% $15.45 $15.81 $32,890 0.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,220 0.56% $15.58 $15.68 $32,600 1.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 390 0.10% $16.17 $16.62 $34,580 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,270 0.32% $19.67 $20.50 $42,630 1.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,540 0.39% $15.21 $15.78 $32,830 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 150 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 0.01% $13.35 $13.46 $28,010 2.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,010 0.76% $14.16 $15.56 $32,370 2.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 80 0.02% $15.89 $16.36 $34,030 3.4 %
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 7,850 1.98% $22.91 $24.55 $51,070 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 360 0.09% $28.58 $30.52 $63,470 3.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 320 0.08% $23.25 $23.38 $48,640 3.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 90 0.02% $22.10 $22.78 $47,370 4.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 40 0.01% $28.07 $26.97 $56,100 8.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 0.11% $18.06 $19.56 $40,690 8.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 5,550 1.40% $23.04 $24.74 $51,460 1.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 0.02% $33.85 $28.64 $59,560 9.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 410 0.10% $26.24 $26.80 $55,750 3.9 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (8) (8) $15.85 $18.34 $38,160 22.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 0.03% $17.31 $20.45 $42,530 9.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 210 0.05% $18.98 $23.96 $49,840 11.5 %
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 41,720 10.53% $22.03 $23.06 $47,960 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,670 0.93% $30.75 $31.22 $64,940 0.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 990 0.25% $23.19 $23.65 $49,190 2.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 0.04% $22.38 $23.42 $48,710 4.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 390 0.10% $23.91 $24.30 $50,540 2.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 0.01% $24.33 $25.97 $54,020 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 11,570 2.92% $21.61 $22.52 $46,850 1.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 18,160 4.58% $21.60 $22.07 $45,900 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2,500 0.63% $19.35 $19.53 $40,620 2.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 2,830 0.71% $22.49 $24.39 $50,740 2.2 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 960 0.24% $20.74 $22.18 $46,140 2.6 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 90 0.02% $23.74 $23.77 $49,450 4.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 0.04% $13.83 $14.31 $29,760 4.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $18.69 $18.89 $39,290 4.9 %
Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 229,100 57.83% $16.48 $17.52 $36,450 0.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 18,400 4.64% $26.28 $27.19 $56,550 0.6 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 1,710 0.43% $15.11 $15.70 $32,660 1.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) (8) $15.77 $17.04 $35,430 8.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 5,630 1.42% $14.81 $15.79 $32,850 4.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,580 0.40% $14.36 $15.97 $33,230 5.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 4,300 1.09% $15.69 $16.45 $34,220 1.4 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 150 0.04% $22.62 $23.79 $49,480 2.8 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 13,720 3.46% $16.13 $16.37 $34,050 1.2 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,320 0.59% $16.98 $17.60 $36,610 2.0 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 13,980 3.53% $19.28 $20.00 $41,600 2.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 12,690 3.20% $14.81 $15.47 $32,170 1.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,700 0.43% $14.30 $14.67 $30,500 2.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 10,160 2.56% $14.76 $15.38 $32,000 1.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,930 0.49% $16.15 $16.78 $34,910 1.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,160 0.55% $17.12 $17.29 $35,970 1.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 7,490 1.89% $18.33 $18.98 $39,480 1.7 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 14,370 3.63% $18.44 $18.76 $39,020 1.1 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 12,300 3.11% $16.32 $16.82 $34,980 1.5 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 280 0.07% $14.67 $17.16 $35,700 5.0 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 1,860 0.47% $17.36 $18.90 $39,310 3.3 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 9,650 2.44% $14.18 $14.51 $30,190 1.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 13,140 3.32% $14.60 $15.80 $32,860 2.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,410 1.11% $14.87 $15.39 $32,000 1.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 3,150 0.80% $20.73 $21.49 $44,700 1.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 8,400 2.12% $16.70 $17.48 $36,350 1.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 590 0.15% $16.51 $17.15 $35,660 2.9 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,120 1.04% $17.73 $18.04 $37,530 2.3 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 120 0.03% $20.19 $21.02 $43,720 3.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,270 0.57% $16.72 $16.70 $34,740 2.3 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 1,380 0.35% $15.88 $17.02 $35,400 2.7 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 3,050 0.77% $16.22 $16.62 $34,560 1.8 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 0.02% $15.61 $15.79 $32,840 4.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 580 0.15% $28.17 $27.85 $57,920 3.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 310 0.08% $20.01 $20.51 $42,660 2.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 40 0.01% $23.57 $23.85 $49,600 4.3 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 260 0.07% $20.88 $20.68 $43,010 4.1 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 320 0.08% $19.83 $20.25 $42,120 3.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 500 0.13% $16.07 $16.25 $33,800 4.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 780 0.20% $13.61 $14.38 $29,910 2.1 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 4,690 1.18% $13.27 $13.55 $28,180 1.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 760 0.19% $18.08 $18.56 $38,610 6.3 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 40 0.01% $13.36 $13.46 $28,000 6.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 440 0.11% $15.19 $15.57 $32,380 4.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 0.07% $15.65 $14.93 $31,060 4.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 1,640 0.41% $16.19 $16.43 $34,180 2.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 14,460 3.65% $16.91 $17.34 $36,060 0.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,500 0.63% $14.69 $14.87 $30,930 1.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,910 0.48% $14.10 $14.73 $30,630 1.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (8) (8) $16.15 $15.55 $32,340 7.1 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 480 0.12% $20.53 $19.54 $40,650 5.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 720 0.18% $11.62 $12.72 $26,460 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 15,290 3.86% $13.09 $13.69 $28,470 1.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 4,290 1.08% $16.59 $17.38 $36,140 2.6 %
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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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,850 10.06% $16.34 $17.42 $36,230 1.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 860 0.22% $22.49 $24.27 $50,480 1.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 780 0.20% $27.11 $27.55 $57,290 1.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,910 0.48% $18.01 $18.74 $38,980 1.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 230 0.06% $14.14 $14.73 $30,630 2.9 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 150 0.04% $22.24 $22.41 $46,600 4.1 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 150 0.04% $23.67 $23.08 $48,010 6.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 310 0.08% $16.54 $18.30 $38,070 8.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 7,000 1.77% $18.89 $20.98 $43,630 2.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 120 0.03% $18.05 $18.07 $37,590 2.7 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators (8) (8) $18.94 $20.61 $42,860 3.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 11,220 2.83% $15.92 $17.04 $35,440 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 290 0.07% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10,310 2.60% $14.67 $15.50 $32,240 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 2,700 0.68% $15.43 $15.88 $33,020 2.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 3,170 0.80% $11.74 $12.29 $25,570 1.6 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 90 0.02% $18.73 $20.12 $41,850 6.5 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 200 0.05% $17.39 $18.24 $37,940 3.6 %

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.

(8) Estimate not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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