Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 130,920 $12.45 $15.89 $33,060 1.3 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,640 $32.64 $38.70 $80,490 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 $62.88 $68.54 $142,560 10.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,150 $33.68 $41.72 $86,780 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 210 (4) (4) $18,590 3.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $50.03 $54.51 $113,380 9.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $34.40 $34.77 $72,310 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $35.96 $38.43 $79,930 5.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $36.82 $38.43 $79,940 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 180 $38.40 $40.40 $84,040 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $44.16 $58.38 $121,430 27.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $30.19 $33.19 $69,030 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $32.95 $32.45 $67,500 5.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $17.68 $22.29 $46,370 21.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 280 (4) (4) $68,620 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $49.62 $51.51 $107,140 4.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $20.25 $21.78 $45,310 6.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 80 $16.91 $20.82 $43,300 22.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $35.35 $39.06 $81,240 5.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $26.13 $26.60 $55,340 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $46.76 $46.66 $97,040 19.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $25.24 $26.20 $54,490 5.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 100 $31.25 $31.71 $65,950 3.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,480 $22.43 $25.68 $53,400 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 150 $22.83 $27.44 $57,080 17.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $22.15 $24.65 $51,280 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $30.74 $32.61 $67,830 2.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $23.14 $24.44 $50,840 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $23.50 $24.33 $50,600 5.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $15.63 $16.35 $34,000 7.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $19.79 $20.88 $43,420 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $17.84 $20.69 $43,030 4.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 170 $15.61 $17.81 $37,050 9.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $28.60 $30.39 $63,200 4.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 200 $33.27 $34.33 $71,410 10.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 120 $23.41 $24.73 $51,450 2.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 520 $22.68 $24.52 $51,000 2.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 $19.19 $19.28 $40,100 2.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $42.52 $65.95 $137,170 20.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 230 $24.24 $27.89 $58,010 9.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $19.19 $19.29 $40,120 5.0 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 450 $23.42 $25.50 $53,040 4.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $37.89 $38.19 $79,430 9.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 $14.34 $15.50 $32,240 3.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $26.13 $27.99 $58,220 4.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $16.01 $23.56 $48,990 12.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,130 $27.35 $29.11 $60,550 2.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $30.84 $36.11 $75,100 17.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $20.04 $21.15 $44,000 7.0 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $42.17 $41.54 $86,400 2.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $32.90 $32.35 $67,300 2.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $30.84 $31.37 $65,260 4.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $33.29 $33.17 $68,990 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $35.61 $35.93 $74,740 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $31.70 $33.34 $69,340 5.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $32.51 $29.97 $62,340 29.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $21.06 $21.15 $43,990 2.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $16.13 $17.54 $36,490 2.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $21.69 $22.22 $46,220 3.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $14.55 $18.08 $37,600 12.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $13.22 $14.01 $29,140 6.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 550 $24.94 $27.05 $56,270 4.2 %
19-1032 Foresters 70 $30.74 $31.14 $64,780 7.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 90 $30.79 $34.12 $70,970 14.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $23.73 $24.99 $51,980 3.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 110 $23.20 $22.42 $46,630 2.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,220 $18.44 $18.94 $39,390 2.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $20.84 $23.29 $48,440 6.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $25.11 $24.48 $50,910 2.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $18.44 $19.80 $41,180 2.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $19.80 $20.60 $42,840 4.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 30 $13.70 $14.19 $29,510 6.4 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $14.35 $14.82 $30,830 5.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $20.67 $21.68 $45,080 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $9.38 $10.16 $21,120 2.9 %
21-2011 Clergy 90 $16.49 $15.65 $32,550 9.5 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 440 $33.90 $38.97 $81,060 9.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 260 $43.97 $50.73 $105,520 11.4 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $19.82 $24.90 $51,790 6.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $18.23 $18.97 $39,470 9.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $15.32 $17.16 $35,690 11.1 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,550 $19.38 $18.72 $38,930 3.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $20.15 $21.12 $43,940 3.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $11.62 $11.87 $24,680 7.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 (4) (4) $44,830 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,340 (4) (4) $45,560 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,350 (4) (4) $43,890 1.5 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $45,670 5.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,320 (4) (4) $46,170 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $51,630 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 (4) (4) $47,260 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 140 (4) (4) $45,950 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $45,890 2.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 90 $17.75 $17.50 $36,390 15.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,960 (4) (4) $23,190 6.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 240 $23.34 $22.63 $47,070 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $11.58 $12.18 $25,330 5.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $26.79 $27.50 $57,200 9.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 650 (4) (4) $18,220 3.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 790 $16.42 $17.98 $37,390 5.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.85 $10.24 $21,290 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $16.86 $18.76 $39,030 5.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $15.37 $14.78 $30,730 7.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2032 Choreographers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 220 $21.93 $22.38 $46,540 3.4 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $14.15 $15.26 $31,730 7.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,950 $21.65 $28.29 $58,850 4.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 (5) $89.25 $185,640 16.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 310 $58.20 $62.22 $129,420 5.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 (5) (5) (5) 15.5 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 30 (5) (5) (5) 19.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 200 (5) $102.39 $212,970 10.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,460 $25.31 $26.96 $56,070 3.4 %
29-1121 Audiologists 40 $24.99 $24.90 $51,800 4.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $29.40 $29.96 $62,320 4.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $32.47 $33.37 $69,400 3.0 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 40 $35.28 $46.31 $96,330 19.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 110 $21.32 $21.33 $44,370 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $37.06 $35.83 $74,520 11.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $30.93 $34.24 $71,220 12.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $21.59 $21.71 $45,160 1.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $13.77 $14.21 $29,550 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 240 $19.32 $18.97 $39,450 3.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $19.70 $20.09 $41,780 1.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $20.76 $20.80 $43,260 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 230 $20.99 $21.72 $45,180 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 380 $11.70 $12.92 $26,870 9.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 430 $11.08 $11.75 $24,440 6.0 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 30 $15.98 $16.23 $33,750 6.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $15.40 $15.16 $31,530 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $13.40 $13.47 $28,030 5.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,120 $15.12 $15.11 $31,430 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $10.90 $12.49 $25,970 5.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $16.47 $16.81 $34,970 8.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $14.34 $14.92 $31,040 2.7 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,470 $9.71 $10.36 $21,540 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 720 $9.42 $9.85 $20,490 6.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,490 $9.35 $9.44 $19,640 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $22.70 $21.05 $43,790 6.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 110 $10.11 $11.30 $23,500 9.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $11.74 $11.73 $24,390 8.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 440 $11.91 $11.65 $24,230 4.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $10.28 $10.91 $22,690 8.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $12.41 $12.26 $25,510 2.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 130 $8.66 $8.76 $18,230 6.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 130 $11.15 $12.56 $26,120 2.8 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3,420 $14.65 $15.50 $32,230 3.6 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 70 $24.03 $23.12 $48,090 6.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $26.18 $25.88 $53,830 3.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $24.00 $25.12 $52,250 3.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 420 $15.95 $16.04 $33,370 3.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 680 $15.82 $15.60 $32,460 3.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $20.62 $21.47 $44,660 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 920 $16.93 $17.72 $36,850 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 660 $9.37 $9.83 $20,460 2.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $8.53 $8.51 $17,700 6.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 150 $8.68 $8.99 $18,700 3.8 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,190 $7.79 $8.62 $17,930 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $19.45 $21.17 $44,020 10.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,010 $12.34 $12.86 $26,740 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,290 $7.46 $7.71 $16,040 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 860 $7.98 $8.53 $17,730 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,020 $9.48 $9.80 $20,390 3.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.85 $7.91 $16,450 4.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 670 $8.15 $8.91 $18,540 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 210 $7.55 $8.01 $16,660 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,690 $7.50 $7.63 $15,880 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.85 $8.10 $16,850 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,580 $7.60 $8.19 $17,040 3.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $7.51 $7.99 $16,630 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $7.61 $7.85 $16,320 4.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 580 $7.74 $8.03 $16,710 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $8.32 $8.42 $17,520 4.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,130 $9.15 $10.17 $21,150 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 220 $13.53 $14.12 $29,370 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 190 $18.76 $18.96 $39,440 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,510 $8.35 $9.11 $18,950 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,040 $8.52 $8.87 $18,450 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 150 $13.55 $13.22 $27,500 7.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 840 $10.53 $11.01 $22,910 3.3 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $11.14 $12.22 $25,410 11.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,650 $8.59 $10.15 $21,100 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $14.55 $16.61 $34,540 7.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $9.96 $10.36 $21,560 6.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $7.91 $7.87 $16,370 7.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 340 $8.27 $9.00 $18,720 5.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $8.59 $8.67 $18,030 7.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $9.84 $12.27 $25,520 12.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $17.97 $17.04 $35,430 9.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 900 $7.87 $8.60 $17,900 4.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $13.57 $15.03 $31,270 9.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 280 $8.82 $10.11 $21,030 4.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 80 $8.63 $10.15 $21,100 13.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 17,810 $9.35 $12.21 $25,400 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,760 $13.68 $15.39 $32,000 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $27.62 $28.23 $58,720 3.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,660 $7.48 $8.20 $17,060 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 910 $9.22 $10.38 $21,590 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $11.96 $12.07 $25,100 6.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,940 $9.06 $10.82 $22,510 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $14.39 $15.49 $32,210 12.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 370 $18.52 $21.58 $44,890 11.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $21.53 $26.89 $55,930 14.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $12.95 $18.83 $39,160 13.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $14.96 $21.66 $45,060 18.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,150 $21.99 $26.83 $55,800 8.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 $22.23 $23.15 $48,160 7.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $12.75 $12.76 $26,550 15.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19,150 $12.13 $13.38 $27,830 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,530 $18.74 $20.60 $42,850 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 $9.80 $9.78 $20,340 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $12.71 $13.17 $27,380 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 370 $12.63 $13.40 $27,870 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,760 $13.22 $13.59 $28,270 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $14.61 $14.76 $30,700 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $12.93 $13.38 $27,820 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,070 $10.15 $10.86 $22,600 5.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 160 $14.10 $14.26 $29,660 1.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $12.09 $12.15 $25,280 6.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,250 $13.00 $13.72 $28,550 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 150 $19.54 $18.83 $39,170 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $7.61 $8.56 $17,810 4.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 410 $8.29 $8.48 $17,650 3.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 190 $11.52 $13.68 $28,450 8.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $8.90 $9.88 $20,540 3.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 310 $11.99 $12.62 $26,260 6.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $11.28 $11.38 $23,670 4.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $11.76 $11.81 $24,570 6.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $15.72 $16.71 $34,750 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,030 $10.33 $10.45 $21,740 1.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $14.10 $15.36 $31,940 2.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $13.05 $12.95 $26,940 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 350 $12.44 $12.55 $26,090 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $15.58 $16.17 $33,640 5.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $12.90 $13.71 $28,520 2.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $25.26 $24.80 $51,580 2.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 $22.06 $21.95 $45,660 1.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $12.18 $14.83 $30,840 1.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $19.72 $21.31 $44,330 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $13.36 $14.23 $29,600 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,960 $9.57 $10.56 $21,970 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $11.66 $12.43 $25,860 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 310 $18.09 $18.62 $38,740 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 240 $17.10 $17.51 $36,420 13.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 120 $14.62 $14.82 $30,830 9.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,750 $12.99 $13.39 $27,840 1.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $11.15 $12.27 $25,530 6.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $12.08 $13.04 $27,130 10.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $11.44 $12.03 $25,010 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,050 $9.53 $9.89 $20,580 1.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 170 $12.63 $12.33 $25,650 7.6 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1,250 $15.73 $15.45 $32,140 4.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 90 $24.14 $24.04 $50,010 4.8 %
45-4021 Fallers 130 $14.78 $14.80 $30,780 5.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 740 $16.77 $16.20 $33,700 5.0 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other (8) $11.45 $11.50 $23,910 5.4 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,470 $13.94 $14.87 $30,920 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 680 $18.83 $19.74 $41,070 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $14.55 $15.32 $31,870 8.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 490 $14.68 $14.90 $30,990 2.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $15.16 $14.98 $31,160 3.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 910 $10.69 $10.74 $22,340 4.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $11.53 $12.36 $25,720 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 920 $14.96 $15.62 $32,500 2.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $11.30 $11.56 $24,050 7.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 660 $17.36 $17.90 $37,240 5.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $14.73 $15.12 $31,440 9.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 270 $13.21 $12.88 $26,780 7.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 120 $13.71 $14.10 $29,330 7.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 410 $16.07 $17.83 $37,090 7.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (8) $11.25 $11.73 $24,400 6.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $13.58 $13.65 $28,400 8.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $9.69 $11.04 $22,960 9.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $17.50 $16.99 $35,340 5.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $12.06 $11.63 $24,200 4.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $11.52 $11.54 $24,000 5.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 120 $13.11 $13.34 $27,750 7.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $9.32 $9.59 $19,950 4.9 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 30 $7.28 $7.39 $15,380 6.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $21.92 $22.71 $47,230 2.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) $12.05 $12.58 $26,170 3.0 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 90 $14.18 $14.46 $30,080 2.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,050 $17.92 $19.49 $40,540 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 550 $24.99 $26.75 $55,630 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $14.26 $14.21 $29,550 7.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 240 $24.48 $21.47 $44,660 6.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 $28.12 $27.23 $56,640 3.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $13.18 $17.00 $35,350 25.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $16.25 $17.70 $36,820 8.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 420 $15.70 $16.18 $33,650 5.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $9.97 $12.32 $25,620 11.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $18.91 $19.27 $40,090 3.4 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 $20.57 $20.27 $42,170 3.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 180 $9.77 $10.34 $21,500 5.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 150 $13.79 $15.39 $32,010 5.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $18.04 $17.56 $36,520 9.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 90 $14.03 $14.61 $30,380 10.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,160 $27.30 $26.40 $54,920 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,560 $15.57 $16.89 $35,130 3.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $16.40 $17.04 $35,450 10.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 60 $17.97 $18.16 $37,780 4.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 320 $20.07 $21.75 $45,230 5.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 $26.77 $24.65 $51,280 7.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $17.17 $16.12 $33,540 8.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 200 $11.30 $11.94 $24,830 3.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $17.07 $17.26 $35,900 9.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 14,070 $12.69 $15.22 $31,660 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 990 $22.72 $24.49 $50,950 3.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $18.38 $18.50 $38,480 7.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 820 $11.87 $13.37 $27,800 8.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $7.75 $9.47 $19,710 6.1 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $11.17 $12.30 $25,580 2.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $12.78 $12.47 $25,950 3.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 280 $8.02 $9.03 $18,790 10.3 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (8) $8.81 $8.84 $18,380 3.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $15.83 $16.79 $34,930 5.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.66 $12.86 $26,760 6.4 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.36 $14.23 $29,600 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $13.25 $13.16 $27,380 2.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.85 $13.80 $28,710 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 160 $15.47 $16.17 $33,640 4.0 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 30 $13.71 $13.71 $28,510 2.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.61 $12.25 $25,480 5.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.72 $16.98 $35,320 2.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 420 $15.99 $16.95 $35,250 3.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $13.57 $13.87 $28,850 6.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $15.59 $17.96 $37,360 14.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 180 $12.32 $13.15 $27,350 5.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $9.26 $9.95 $20,700 4.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 200 $7.24 $7.27 $15,110 5.3 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $13.80 $13.46 $27,990 4.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $10.53 $10.79 $22,440 3.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 300 $11.10 $11.13 $23,140 3.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 190 $11.03 $11.28 $23,470 3.1 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 30 $28.46 $28.63 $59,550 5.4 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 170 $26.48 $25.89 $53,850 3.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 120 $18.96 $20.23 $42,080 9.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $17.15 $18.10 $37,650 4.4 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 560 $28.52 $27.69 $57,590 3.9 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 50 $24.58 $24.66 $51,290 5.7 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 140 $23.63 $23.84 $49,590 3.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $26.33 $24.91 $51,800 5.1 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $13.28 $13.18 $27,410 5.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $23.00 $23.05 $47,940 3.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 80 $9.31 $9.56 $19,890 4.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $17.04 $19.20 $39,940 8.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 500 $22.35 $21.92 $45,590 5.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 140 $19.07 $19.42 $40,390 5.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 520 $12.13 $13.68 $28,450 4.8 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $13.54 $13.32 $27,700 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $11.14 $13.45 $27,980 10.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $18.77 $18.28 $38,030 4.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $14.36 $16.77 $34,890 16.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $11.53 $12.30 $25,570 3.9 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $15.10 $15.01 $31,220 3.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $21.76 $20.74 $43,140 7.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 $14.12 $16.58 $34,480 10.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 920 $9.40 $10.57 $21,990 4.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 240 $15.19 $18.02 $37,480 3.3 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10,060 $12.00 $13.52 $28,120 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $20.65 $21.33 $44,360 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 220 $18.06 $19.67 $40,910 2.9 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (8) $8.96 $8.93 $18,570 3.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 50 $10.68 $10.68 $22,220 7.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 880 $7.34 $7.46 $15,520 2.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $11.68 $11.54 $24,010 7.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,920 $16.65 $17.71 $36,830 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 780 $11.84 $13.02 $27,070 4.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.30 $8.62 $17,920 3.8 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 30 $18.89 $22.96 $47,770 15.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 120 $14.08 $16.74 $34,810 16.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $24.42 $21.96 $45,680 5.7 %
53-7031 Dredge Operators (8) $12.08 $11.94 $24,840 10.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $14.00 $14.15 $29,440 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 770 $13.28 $14.14 $29,410 4.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 280 $9.76 $10.34 $21,500 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,870 $9.74 $10.38 $21,590 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 250 $11.89 $13.93 $28,970 9.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 610 $7.70 $8.15 $16,940 2.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 260 $12.13 $12.13 $25,240 2.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 80 $9.81 $11.34 $23,590 13.3 %

About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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