Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 423700 - Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers


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 423700 - Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers.

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 423700 - Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers is part of: NAICS 423000 - Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods.

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NAICS 423700 - Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

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 237,980 100.00% $17.66 $22.76 $47,340 0.8 %
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 13,300 5.59% $46.70 $55.94 $116,360 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 830 0.35% (5) $88.45 $183,970 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 6,610 2.78% $46.77 $56.81 $118,160 2.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 0.02% $52.41 $59.34 $123,430 11.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 320 0.13% $44.35 $51.56 $107,240 4.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,310 0.97% $51.93 $58.55 $121,780 3.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 400 0.17% $38.32 $40.47 $84,180 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 260 0.11% $49.54 $56.16 $116,820 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 710 0.30% $46.00 $50.57 $105,180 3.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 60 0.03% $36.60 $43.44 $90,360 5.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 0.04% $39.41 $41.62 $86,570 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 480 0.20% $38.77 $43.55 $90,590 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 720 0.30% $34.09 $38.68 $80,460 4.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 0.03% $52.94 $52.59 $109,380 4.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 370 0.16% $37.71 $38.53 $80,140 4.2 %
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 9,040 3.80% $25.33 $27.64 $57,500 1.1 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 0.01% $24.49 $25.15 $52,310 6.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 3,280 1.38% $22.72 $24.83 $51,650 1.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 930 0.39% $23.29 $24.53 $51,030 2.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 770 0.32% $23.52 $24.93 $51,840 2.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 0.04% $21.15 $24.04 $50,000 3.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 160 0.07% $28.03 $29.35 $61,040 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 0.08% $24.49 $26.24 $54,580 2.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 170 0.07% $26.32 $28.30 $58,870 5.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 80 0.03% $29.54 $30.32 $63,070 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 0.04% $35.86 $37.93 $78,890 6.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 860 0.36% $28.09 $30.94 $64,350 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,150 0.90% $30.34 $32.51 $67,620 2.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 130 0.05% $23.42 $27.28 $56,750 7.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 0.02% $26.77 $27.61 $57,430 5.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 0.01% $24.37 $30.90 $64,270 17.9 %
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 2,020 0.85% $28.52 $30.14 $62,700 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 320 0.13% $33.04 $34.89 $72,580 3.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 0.04% $34.07 $35.82 $74,500 5.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 0.05% $35.67 $36.87 $76,690 9.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 540 0.23% $18.51 $20.17 $41,940 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 250 0.11% $31.01 $32.67 $67,950 3.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 0.02% $30.45 $30.62 $63,700 5.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 440 0.18% $31.30 $33.75 $70,210 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 130 0.05% $31.37 $31.76 $66,050 3.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 0.03% $27.78 $28.58 $59,440 6.4 %
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 2,110 0.89% $29.75 $32.79 $68,200 4.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 0.02% $35.39 $36.88 $76,700 7.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 230 0.10% $43.50 $49.52 $103,000 15.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 190 0.08% $36.65 $36.84 $76,630 3.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 0.03% $35.75 $35.49 $73,810 3.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 600 0.25% $33.06 $36.24 $75,390 4.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 30 0.01% $43.74 $41.57 $86,460 8.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 0.02% $20.55 $20.77 $43,200 10.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 140 0.06% $21.55 $21.44 $44,600 2.6 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 110 0.05% $23.57 $24.94 $51,860 7.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 380 0.16% $24.09 $24.76 $51,500 7.3 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 30 0.01% $21.63 $23.19 $48,230 6.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 150 0.06% $22.46 $22.67 $47,140 3.8 %
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 500 0.21% $26.84 $28.78 $59,870 3.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 490 0.21% $27.00 $29.01 $60,340 3.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 600 0.25% $23.19 $26.09 $54,260 4.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 0.02% $25.29 $31.18 $64,860 15.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 360 0.15% $21.37 $23.09 $48,030 3.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 0.05% $33.72 $36.38 $75,660 10.9 %
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 60 0.03% $11.81 $12.82 $26,670 4.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 60 0.03% $11.84 $12.86 $26,740 4.1 %
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 530 0.22% $10.98 $11.68 $24,290 2.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 520 0.22% $10.99 $11.67 $24,280 2.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 76,950 32.33% $21.66 $26.78 $55,700 1.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 990 0.42% $23.62 $26.88 $55,920 4.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 6,090 2.56% $31.55 $39.60 $82,360 6.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 180 0.08% $9.51 $10.08 $20,960 5.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 2,660 1.12% $14.51 $14.88 $30,950 1.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 6,280 2.64% $15.56 $16.47 $34,250 1.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,200 1.76% $14.42 $17.99 $37,410 11.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 430 0.18% $17.08 $23.02 $47,880 14.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4,530 1.90% $27.56 $34.75 $72,280 7.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 48,160 20.24% $22.33 $27.02 $56,190 1.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 140 0.06% $13.98 $14.75 $30,690 2.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 1,780 0.75% $36.83 $42.05 $87,470 4.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 720 0.30% $14.07 $15.71 $32,680 6.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 780 0.33% $18.97 $20.23 $42,090 4.8 %
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 65,870 27.68% $14.80 $15.88 $33,040 0.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,420 1.44% $24.58 $26.40 $54,900 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 320 0.13% $12.70 $13.15 $27,350 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,130 0.47% $16.74 $17.54 $36,480 1.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,430 0.60% $15.27 $16.04 $33,360 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 6,660 2.80% $16.83 $17.36 $36,110 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 0.08% $15.94 $16.80 $34,950 5.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 620 0.26% $15.44 $16.11 $33,510 2.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 330 0.14% $17.85 $18.38 $38,230 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 7,070 2.97% $16.92 $17.59 $36,590 1.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks (8) (8) $12.47 $12.35 $25,690 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 4,210 1.77% $15.56 $16.32 $33,950 1.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 0.04% $17.32 $16.94 $35,240 4.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,590 0.67% $13.21 $13.42 $27,920 1.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 0.03% $15.54 $16.50 $34,320 9.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 270 0.11% $18.77 $19.22 $39,970 2.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,150 0.48% $18.11 $20.31 $42,240 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 10,450 4.39% $13.69 $14.16 $29,450 0.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 12,270 5.16% $12.68 $13.30 $27,670 1.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 430 0.18% $13.10 $13.59 $28,270 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,150 0.90% $19.83 $20.94 $43,560 1.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,720 1.56% $14.07 $14.52 $30,200 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 110 0.05% $15.41 $17.05 $35,450 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 730 0.31% $12.34 $12.40 $25,800 6.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 7,210 3.03% $13.01 $13.47 $28,020 1.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 120 0.05% $25.59 $22.88 $47,590 15.2 %
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 1,760 0.74% $17.04 $20.29 $42,200 5.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 80 0.03% $26.78 $27.59 $57,380 5.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 130 0.05% $13.41 $13.11 $27,280 12.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 0.05% $30.19 $28.03 $58,300 5.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 780 0.33% $19.75 $22.69 $47,200 9.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 250 0.11% $16.13 $18.96 $39,430 6.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) (8) $10.66 $10.70 $22,250 7.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 0.03% $13.80 $14.27 $29,670 9.0 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $15.85 $15.20 $31,610 15.2 %
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 15,030 6.32% $21.29 $22.69 $47,200 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,400 0.59% $29.60 $31.80 $66,150 3.4 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 290 0.12% $16.31 $17.06 $35,490 7.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 330 0.14% $26.69 $26.80 $55,750 5.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 90 0.04% $19.57 $20.17 $41,950 4.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (8) (8) $11.40 $12.00 $24,950 8.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 0.08% $15.69 $16.54 $34,400 4.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 480 0.20% $20.74 $22.38 $46,550 7.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 8,190 3.44% $22.08 $23.13 $48,120 1.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 330 0.14% $15.88 $17.17 $35,700 9.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 710 0.30% $25.56 $24.51 $50,990 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,420 0.60% $17.97 $20.31 $42,230 5.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 0.03% $14.84 $15.17 $31,550 3.8 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 200 0.08% $17.77 $18.28 $38,030 7.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 530 0.22% $12.15 $12.85 $26,730 4.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 590 0.25% $15.02 $17.36 $36,100 5.9 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,150 3.42% $14.07 $15.55 $32,350 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 730 0.31% $22.86 $24.54 $51,040 3.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) (8) $15.69 $16.83 $35,000 10.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,120 0.89% $10.75 $11.64 $24,200 2.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 130 0.05% $15.14 $15.84 $32,950 6.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 0.05% $13.56 $13.74 $28,580 7.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 0.03% $14.44 $14.46 $30,080 5.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 900 0.38% $16.63 $18.01 $37,450 4.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 0.08% $14.40 $15.48 $32,200 7.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 920 0.39% $15.22 $16.41 $34,130 5.1 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (8) (8) $12.97 $13.94 $28,990 5.7 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.07 $14.53 $30,220 5.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 690 0.29% $16.40 $17.75 $36,920 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 870 0.37% $11.64 $12.15 $25,270 4.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 0.01% $13.50 $14.66 $30,490 11.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 70 0.03% $13.09 $13.09 $27,240 3.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 370 0.16% $10.82 $13.16 $27,360 16.9 %
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 42,040 17.67% $13.55 $14.53 $30,220 0.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,830 0.77% $21.01 $21.71 $45,160 1.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,200 0.50% $22.97 $25.27 $52,560 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 860 0.36% $14.68 $15.88 $33,040 3.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,190 1.76% $16.97 $17.96 $37,360 1.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 11,200 4.71% $13.49 $13.87 $28,860 0.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 140 0.06% $12.63 $13.06 $27,170 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 4,270 1.79% $13.19 $13.50 $28,080 1.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 15,590 6.55% $12.42 $13.12 $27,290 1.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) (8) $9.50 $9.75 $20,280 4.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,590 1.09% $11.53 $11.77 $24,490 1.9 %

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.




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