Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 212200 - Metal Ore 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 NAICS 212200 - Metal Ore 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.

NAICS Industry 212200 - Metal Ore Mining is part of: NAICS 212000 - Mining (except Oil and Gas).

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NAICS 212200 - Metal Ore 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 35,880 100.00% $23.92 $25.48 $53,010 1.2 %
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 1,000 2.79% $51.39 $57.27 $119,130 2.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 290 0.81% $60.77 $70.10 $145,800 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 30 0.08% $44.72 $49.53 $103,010 10.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 80 0.22% $56.00 $58.12 $120,890 5.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 0.14% $56.06 $57.59 $119,790 4.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 0.28% $45.78 $46.41 $96,530 3.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 0.14% $45.88 $45.69 $95,040 3.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 0.36% $47.33 $50.03 $104,060 2.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 0.39% $52.06 $51.97 $108,090 2.9 %
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 940 2.62% $29.90 $30.92 $64,320 1.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 230 0.64% $27.33 $28.23 $58,710 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 0.11% $34.56 $35.16 $73,130 2.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 0.11% $30.44 $32.25 $67,080 1.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 0.22% $32.16 $31.63 $65,780 3.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 0.25% $31.58 $31.81 $66,160 4.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 0.14% $30.31 $30.54 $63,510 4.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 90 0.25% $31.58 $32.46 $67,510 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 240 0.67% $31.04 $32.20 $66,980 3.3 %
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 170 0.47% $32.90 $33.59 $69,860 2.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 30 0.08% $25.86 $25.78 $53,630 3.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 0.14% $34.73 $34.90 $72,590 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 0.14% $40.54 $39.08 $81,280 3.1 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,990 5.55% $32.64 $33.89 $70,490 1.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 130 0.36% $24.10 $24.60 $51,170 2.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 0.20% $35.27 $35.68 $74,210 4.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 0.08% $34.82 $39.56 $82,290 6.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 190 0.53% $34.48 $35.24 $73,310 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 0.28% $36.60 $36.23 $75,370 2.8 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 160 0.45% $34.09 $35.93 $74,740 1.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 0.14% $36.81 $37.20 $77,370 2.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 810 2.26% $36.52 $37.88 $78,780 2.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 0.14% $23.21 $24.04 $50,000 2.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 100 0.28% $22.80 $23.44 $48,750 2.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 110 0.31% $27.15 $27.29 $56,750 2.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,240 3.46% $26.26 $29.25 $60,850 1.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 0.14% $32.27 $32.26 $67,110 3.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 0.14% $40.68 $39.36 $81,860 4.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 430 1.20% $36.70 $37.83 $78,680 2.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 450 1.25% $23.04 $23.08 $48,000 1.5 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 130 0.36% $21.64 $21.53 $44,790 2.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 0.14% $21.92 $21.99 $45,730 2.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 40 0.11% $23.42 $21.98 $45,710 12.2 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 210 0.59% $32.62 $32.40 $67,390 3.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 160 0.45% $34.33 $33.67 $70,040 3.4 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 30 0.08% $27.00 $27.81 $57,840 2.6 %
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 190 0.53% $19.53 $19.81 $41,200 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 160 0.45% $18.45 $17.85 $37,130 3.2 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 90 0.25% $14.36 $13.86 $28,830 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 90 0.25% $14.49 $13.96 $29,030 3.3 %
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 1,320 3.68% $18.77 $19.60 $40,760 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50 0.14% $28.64 $29.15 $60,620 8.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 170 0.47% $19.45 $19.76 $41,090 3.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 0.31% $19.85 $21.13 $43,950 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 0.14% $24.57 $24.04 $49,990 4.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 0.14% $29.53 $30.14 $62,690 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 130 0.36% $17.84 $18.38 $38,230 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 170 0.47% $19.87 $19.47 $40,490 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 60 0.17% $20.67 $21.71 $45,150 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 160 0.45% $18.23 $18.31 $38,080 1.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 240 0.67% $14.21 $14.79 $30,770 4.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 0.11% $20.02 $19.49 $40,540 3.4 %
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 11,930 33.25% $23.34 $23.60 $49,080 1.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 890 2.48% $35.03 $34.09 $70,900 2.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 0.17% $24.76 $23.89 $49,690 4.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 130 0.36% $20.67 $20.48 $42,600 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 2,960 8.25% $22.14 $22.21 $46,190 2.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,290 3.60% $25.12 $25.21 $52,440 1.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 0.33% $25.76 $25.57 $53,190 4.6 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 430 1.20% $23.66 $23.32 $48,500 2.8 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 560 1.56% $23.64 $23.39 $48,660 2.2 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 2,120 5.91% $23.94 $23.13 $48,110 2.4 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 1,560 4.35% $22.78 $22.39 $46,560 3.1 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 830 2.31% $22.55 $22.76 $47,330 4.1 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 140 0.39% $22.92 $22.85 $47,520 3.4 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 530 1.48% $17.84 $18.37 $38,200 3.7 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 220 0.61% $21.22 $21.60 $44,920 2.0 %
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 8,360 23.30% $24.56 $24.91 $51,800 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 720 2.01% $35.18 $35.48 $73,790 2.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 170 0.47% $26.55 $26.22 $54,540 4.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 80 0.22% $24.83 $25.45 $52,940 2.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 370 1.03% $23.56 $24.21 $50,360 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 2,960 8.25% $24.28 $24.32 $50,590 1.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 0.17% $24.09 $24.38 $50,720 3.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) (8) $16.59 $16.77 $34,880 5.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,220 3.40% $24.48 $24.29 $50,520 2.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,120 3.12% $19.94 $20.39 $42,420 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 390 1.09% $23.24 $22.83 $47,480 2.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 370 1.03% $27.50 $26.41 $54,920 4.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 270 0.75% $16.40 $16.83 $35,010 3.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 410 1.14% $30.38 $30.93 $64,330 2.3 %
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 4,180 11.65% $23.27 $23.97 $49,850 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 690 1.92% $32.39 $32.76 $68,150 2.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 50 0.14% $27.98 $26.51 $55,140 5.5 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 420 1.17% $18.65 $21.13 $43,960 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 320 0.89% $24.76 $24.45 $50,860 2.7 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 0.08% $25.93 $25.93 $53,930 4.9 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 230 0.64% $23.76 $22.99 $47,830 3.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 670 1.87% $23.28 $22.59 $46,990 2.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 880 2.45% $21.24 $21.50 $44,720 2.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 0.36% $17.25 $17.22 $35,810 6.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 230 0.64% $18.61 $18.10 $37,650 5.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 300 0.84% $28.06 $26.87 $55,900 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 4,190 11.68% $21.89 $21.86 $45,470 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 0.11% $24.20 $26.69 $55,520 5.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 0.22% $32.85 $32.39 $67,380 4.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,230 6.22% $22.24 $22.17 $46,120 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) (8) $22.78 $22.19 $46,160 5.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 0.28% $19.92 $19.80 $41,190 5.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 0.11% $23.51 $23.37 $48,610 4.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 280 0.78% $20.94 $20.44 $42,520 3.9 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 500 1.39% $20.91 $21.42 $44,550 4.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 80 0.22% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 510 1.42% $21.17 $19.96 $41,510 3.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 80 0.22% $24.52 $22.58 $46,960 6.3 %

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.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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