Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South Arkansas 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 South Arkansas 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 South Arkansas 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 128,740 $12.17 $15.12 $31,460 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 5,220 $28.83 $32.68 $67,960 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 320 $45.84 $50.23 $104,470 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,400 $33.13 $39.51 $82,170 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 360 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $29.77 $32.04 $66,640 8.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $36.38 $41.66 $86,650 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 $23.81 $26.92 $56,000 3.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $30.50 $32.15 $66,870 3.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 370 $23.35 $28.76 $59,820 5.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $27.40 $30.21 $62,850 5.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 300 $36.91 $38.05 $79,140 2.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $35.07 $37.99 $79,020 4.8 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (8) $15.85 $18.59 $38,670 11.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $30.40 $31.35 $65,200 7.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $20.10 $22.76 $47,340 6.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $67,560 1.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $34.16 $34.04 $70,800 5.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $46.79 $45.95 $95,570 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 210 $18.13 $20.88 $43,440 11.6 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $21.16 $21.68 $45,090 17.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $29.67 $30.37 $63,160 4.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 130 $26.12 $25.52 $53,080 0.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 150 $15.63 $19.45 $40,450 18.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 $17.13 $19.05 $39,630 7.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 $22.24 $25.22 $52,450 6.1 %
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 2,590 $20.37 $22.30 $46,380 2.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $26.33 $26.49 $55,090 3.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $14.83 $18.15 $37,750 5.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $23.21 $23.74 $49,380 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $30.90 $30.48 $63,400 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $14.83 $20.69 $43,040 12.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $26.12 $25.34 $52,710 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $17.60 $17.87 $37,160 3.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $17.72 $20.63 $42,900 5.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $26.72 $28.55 $59,380 6.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $27.50 $27.38 $56,940 4.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 490 $20.97 $21.84 $45,420 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 380 $21.07 $22.78 $47,390 4.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $11.51 $12.57 $26,150 2.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 300 $27.13 $28.07 $58,390 6.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $14.97 $16.93 $35,220 3.1 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 140 $10.77 $11.52 $23,950 6.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $18.88 $19.89 $41,380 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 640 $20.92 $22.59 $46,980 2.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $28.57 $27.56 $57,320 7.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $29.44 $30.57 $63,590 5.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $16.42 $16.93 $35,200 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $30.54 $30.15 $62,700 5.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $22.37 $22.77 $47,350 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $23.68 $25.19 $52,400 6.4 %
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 1,170 $25.67 $27.11 $56,380 2.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $14.48 $16.73 $34,800 2.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $27.75 $28.75 $59,790 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $32.45 $33.81 $70,330 5.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $25.73 $25.75 $53,570 4.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 290 $29.95 $31.26 $65,020 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $33.08 $32.31 $67,200 3.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $37.94 $37.73 $78,470 6.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $20.74 $19.76 $41,110 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $18.17 $18.54 $38,570 4.9 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (8) $18.18 $17.18 $35,730 10.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $20.04 $20.15 $41,900 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $10.70 $10.92 $22,720 9.2 %
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 640 $23.32 $26.35 $54,820 3.7 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 30 $24.66 $25.53 $53,090 1.5 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $31.59 $31.95 $66,450 1.2 %
19-1032 Foresters 140 $26.92 $27.88 $57,990 8.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $28.59 $29.46 $61,290 4.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $20.74 $20.81 $43,290 5.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $15.64 $16.35 $34,010 1.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $16.08 $16.79 $34,930 8.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $19.67 $19.40 $40,350 1.8 %
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 1,800 $13.63 $15.43 $32,100 3.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 170 $11.83 $13.53 $28,140 18.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 310 $23.92 $23.39 $48,660 1.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $18.03 $17.99 $37,410 2.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 200 $16.62 $17.26 $35,890 5.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $22.18 $21.37 $44,460 3.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $22.08 $19.66 $40,900 11.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 100 $15.60 $15.69 $32,630 1.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 650 $10.42 $10.70 $22,250 3.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 60 $11.82 $13.22 $27,510 16.7 %
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 420 $25.58 $33.14 $68,920 20.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 250 $31.98 $45.00 $93,610 23.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $13.80 $14.90 $30,990 7.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $12.95 $12.02 $25,010 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 9,780 $18.46 $17.89 $37,220 0.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $49,150 2.9 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,890 4.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $45,430 1.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $41,310 4.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $46,730 2.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,590 5.9 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $48,700 3.9 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $39,880 3.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $41,430 3.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 220 $12.40 $14.77 $30,710 6.1 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 470 (4) (4) $50,720 8.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 400 $15.00 $14.88 $30,950 4.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 330 (4) (4) $38,650 2.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,620 (4) (4) $40,200 0.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 830 (4) (4) $41,820 1.0 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $45,330 3.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,490 (4) (4) $42,780 0.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $45,430 1.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 250 (4) (4) $40,030 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $42,090 1.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $43,000 1.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 100 $20.38 $19.90 $41,400 1.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $16.31 $16.61 $34,550 3.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 510 (4) (4) $35,520 2.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 210 $22.75 $23.29 $48,450 1.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $8.72 $9.89 $20,570 5.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 160 $24.84 $24.68 $51,330 5.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,690 (4) (4) $17,290 1.2 %
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 700 $13.14 $15.87 $33,010 6.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.68 $10.45 $21,740 4.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $12.55 $14.10 $29,320 8.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 110 $7.22 $7.92 $16,480 5.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 50 $21.06 $21.08 $43,840 1.2 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $11.12 $11.50 $23,920 7.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $18.62 $19.59 $40,750 3.3 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $16.23 $15.49 $32,220 9.8 %
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 6,420 $18.98 $24.96 $51,920 4.3 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 (5) $95.85 $199,360 22.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $21.48 $21.37 $44,440 3.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $39.38 $39.39 $81,930 5.0 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) $85.25 $177,320 21.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 160 (5) $108.20 $225,050 13.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 $75.89 $74.18 $154,290 21.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $40.84 $40.77 $84,810 2.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,710 $23.82 $24.03 $49,980 0.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $34.89 $39.93 $83,060 13.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $43.60 $43.92 $91,360 7.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $19.71 $20.40 $42,420 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $30.10 $31.01 $64,510 4.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $35.75 $34.14 $71,010 7.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $21.81 $22.13 $46,040 1.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $15.00 $14.83 $30,840 2.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $32.76 $27.51 $57,220 17.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $18.44 $18.97 $39,450 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 280 $10.53 $11.74 $24,410 7.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 60 $12.84 $13.30 $27,670 7.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 530 $10.22 $10.43 $21,690 7.0 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 30 $17.44 $17.36 $36,100 2.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,600 $14.91 $14.86 $30,910 1.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $10.32 $11.48 $23,880 4.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $9.58 $10.92 $22,710 10.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) $28.56 $28.48 $59,240 8.8 %
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 3,410 $8.80 $9.31 $19,360 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 300 $7.66 $7.86 $16,350 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,420 $8.69 $8.77 $18,250 2.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $23.96 $24.69 $51,350 5.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (8) $10.65 $12.95 $26,930 10.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $10.46 $10.76 $22,380 5.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 70 $11.14 $11.61 $24,140 6.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $12.26 $12.49 $25,980 1.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $8.47 $8.62 $17,920 5.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $8.87 $9.43 $19,610 5.1 %
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 2,510 $12.28 $12.96 $26,960 2.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $18.65 $19.94 $41,470 2.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 290 $13.32 $13.52 $28,110 6.6 %
33-2022 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 60 $13.32 $13.83 $28,780 1.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 590 $12.63 $12.82 $26,670 1.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $15.68 $16.93 $35,200 4.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 580 $13.83 $14.89 $30,960 3.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 670 $8.78 $9.37 $19,480 4.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $12.24 $13.24 $27,550 1.2 %
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 9,240 $7.66 $8.18 $17,010 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 810 $10.78 $11.41 $23,730 2.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 880 $7.52 $7.64 $15,890 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,100 $7.84 $8.15 $16,960 1.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (8) $7.80 $8.71 $18,120 11.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.00 $8.01 $16,660 7.1 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $8.45 $8.78 $18,260 12.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 580 $7.99 $8.30 $17,270 3.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 70 $7.66 $8.58 $17,840 9.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,490 $7.50 $7.60 $15,800 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.60 $7.80 $16,210 5.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,320 $7.46 $7.74 $16,100 4.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $7.73 $7.81 $16,250 4.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.27 $7.29 $15,160 8.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $7.48 $7.60 $15,800 3.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.24 $7.29 $15,170 7.5 %
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 3,600 $8.54 $9.36 $19,460 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $13.25 $13.90 $28,920 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $13.70 $15.31 $31,840 6.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,930 $8.50 $9.21 $19,160 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $7.66 $7.93 $16,480 1.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $10.78 $11.39 $23,690 8.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 $9.22 $9.44 $19,640 2.1 %
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 2,770 $7.75 $8.68 $18,050 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $10.37 $12.26 $25,510 6.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $7.33 $8.08 $16,810 8.2 %
39-4011 Embalmers (8) $26.18 $26.11 $54,300 6.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $8.87 $8.83 $18,370 6.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $10.67 $11.27 $23,440 7.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 610 $7.49 $7.70 $16,030 2.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,310 $7.57 $7.77 $16,170 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $9.00 $9.99 $20,770 8.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $11.52 $11.10 $23,100 4.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 30 $9.06 $9.67 $20,110 6.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $7.49 $7.97 $16,570 6.8 %
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 10,650 $8.91 $11.69 $24,310 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,600 $12.77 $13.76 $28,620 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $27.80 $27.42 $57,030 5.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,850 $7.56 $7.81 $16,240 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $9.55 $9.89 $20,570 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 590 $10.97 $12.46 $25,910 9.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,710 $8.48 $10.40 $21,630 5.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $12.41 $12.76 $26,540 9.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $14.22 $18.23 $37,920 16.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $10.04 $12.36 $25,710 11.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 $21.46 $26.36 $54,820 11.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 850 $20.06 $22.11 $45,990 4.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $17.42 $17.83 $37,080 3.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $16.01 $23.92 $49,750 25.0 %
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 17,290 $11.34 $12.55 $26,110 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,180 $16.91 $18.60 $38,680 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.86 $9.87 $20,530 1.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $11.25 $11.79 $24,510 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 $11.92 $12.15 $25,260 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,720 $12.62 $12.95 $26,930 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 $12.90 $12.74 $26,490 3.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $14.08 $14.51 $30,180 2.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,120 $10.06 $10.20 $21,220 2.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $11.04 $11.62 $24,170 2.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 730 $12.01 $12.70 $26,420 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 230 $14.01 $14.94 $31,080 0.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 220 $8.82 $9.19 $19,120 1.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $7.66 $7.89 $16,400 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 170 $8.42 $9.17 $19,070 8.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $8.72 $9.22 $19,170 5.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $12.69 $12.88 $26,790 4.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $12.75 $13.19 $27,430 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $11.57 $12.80 $26,620 8.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $13.58 $14.60 $30,370 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 710 $9.15 $9.78 $20,340 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $13.23 $13.46 $27,990 5.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $8.63 $8.55 $17,790 4.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 190 $10.23 $10.16 $21,130 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $14.30 $15.14 $31,490 4.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 $9.50 $10.26 $21,340 4.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 $25.25 $24.09 $50,110 1.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 470 $22.22 $21.95 $45,660 0.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $13.15 $14.89 $30,970 1.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 290 $16.91 $19.19 $39,910 5.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 580 $12.03 $13.05 $27,130 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,110 $8.97 $9.84 $20,460 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 260 $11.16 $11.89 $24,730 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 600 $14.97 $16.05 $33,370 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $15.15 $14.90 $31,000 5.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 130 $10.91 $11.10 $23,090 5.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,910 $10.65 $11.27 $23,430 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) $13.04 $13.58 $28,250 4.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $12.79 $12.46 $25,930 2.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $16.56 $17.49 $36,380 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 $16.80 $17.08 $35,520 7.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,390 $10.09 $10.39 $21,610 1.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $7.74 $10.38 $21,590 11.4 %
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 2,130 $13.93 $14.89 $30,960 4.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 120 $24.88 $24.06 $50,050 5.2 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 160 $18.33 $18.52 $38,520 2.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 390 $10.80 $10.96 $22,800 2.9 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 50 $10.27 $11.74 $24,420 16.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $9.09 $9.50 $19,760 5.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 260 $10.93 $11.31 $23,520 2.5 %
45-4021 Fallers 220 $17.55 $17.51 $36,430 8.7 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 700 $15.69 $16.34 $33,980 8.3 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers (8) $15.02 $15.73 $32,720 6.7 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other (8) $18.10 $17.98 $37,400 3.6 %
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 6,380 $16.29 $17.12 $35,610 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 670 $23.20 $23.40 $48,670 4.5 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 110 $22.33 $21.23 $44,160 8.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $18.29 $18.73 $38,960 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 430 $19.16 $18.74 $38,970 6.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $14.62 $14.67 $30,510 4.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 720 $10.69 $11.36 $23,620 3.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $12.61 $13.51 $28,100 2.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 540 $14.52 $15.15 $31,500 2.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 710 $18.80 $18.89 $39,300 3.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 220 $16.02 $17.68 $36,770 4.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $17.09 $18.04 $37,510 15.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 520 $17.73 $18.22 $37,890 4.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 30 $15.66 $16.08 $33,440 2.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $12.98 $13.24 $27,540 7.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 440 $23.80 $22.31 $46,410 3.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $11.76 $11.71 $24,360 3.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 50 $11.37 $11.98 $24,910 7.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $13.67 $14.12 $29,370 5.3 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 30 $9.35 $9.26 $19,260 5.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $21.12 $21.31 $44,320 2.4 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 110 $19.66 $20.31 $42,250 3.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 330 $11.85 $11.94 $24,830 1.5 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 170 $15.29 $16.35 $34,020 3.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $23.66 $24.60 $51,160 6.4 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 100 $14.62 $15.43 $32,090 9.5 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 150 $14.04 $14.64 $30,460 9.1 %
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 6,840 $16.64 $18.04 $37,520 3.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 660 $21.11 $23.26 $48,380 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $29.59 $25.83 $53,720 15.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $21.95 $24.24 $50,410 12.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $15.42 $16.49 $34,290 8.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $14.54 $14.87 $30,920 6.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 370 $14.68 $15.23 $31,680 6.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 140 $13.15 $12.51 $26,010 10.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $18.39 $19.43 $40,410 4.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.32 $10.08 $20,970 9.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $16.12 $17.79 $36,990 7.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $13.74 $13.83 $28,760 7.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $12.19 $11.58 $24,090 9.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,270 $18.99 $22.83 $47,480 8.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,700 $13.78 $14.60 $30,370 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 160 $16.37 $17.18 $35,740 5.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 360 $19.49 $19.63 $40,830 3.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $26.69 $27.92 $58,080 7.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 260 $16.88 $19.19 $39,920 20.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 260 $9.05 $9.90 $20,580 5.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $15.81 $15.22 $31,660 11.2 %
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 21,530 $11.86 $13.52 $28,130 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,090 $21.56 $23.34 $48,540 3.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $11.78 $12.37 $25,730 8.7 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 30 $13.65 $14.55 $30,270 9.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,800 $10.51 $10.92 $22,720 2.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 690 $11.36 $11.56 $24,050 2.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $8.52 $8.66 $18,010 2.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 260 $12.29 $12.80 $26,620 2.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,580 $9.63 $9.38 $19,500 3.3 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $14.29 $14.00 $29,110 4.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $11.61 $11.69 $24,310 4.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.62 $15.21 $31,640 5.2 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.31 $12.98 $26,990 6.1 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 $12.20 $12.31 $25,600 4.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.68 $13.05 $27,130 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $10.93 $11.59 $24,110 6.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 240 $16.83 $17.37 $36,130 4.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.30 $13.13 $27,300 5.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $15.14 $15.32 $31,860 4.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $20.92 $20.95 $43,580 4.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 680 $14.99 $16.59 $34,500 5.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.59 $11.47 $23,860 4.0 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 60 $14.50 $14.98 $31,160 3.8 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $13.22 $12.70 $26,410 3.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $9.16 $10.49 $21,830 11.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $15.59 $16.73 $34,790 3.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $11.60 $11.77 $24,480 6.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $7.79 $7.91 $16,450 3.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 150 $7.62 $7.70 $16,020 4.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 430 $7.50 $7.74 $16,100 4.1 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (8) $9.24 $9.62 $20,020 10.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 470 $12.22 $12.74 $26,500 4.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 530 $11.07 $11.23 $23,370 4.1 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 60 $10.71 $12.18 $25,340 11.4 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (8) $26.98 $27.09 $56,350 18.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 120 $16.92 $19.03 $39,570 8.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 210 $12.92 $14.02 $29,160 5.7 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 230 $19.64 $21.93 $45,610 9.1 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $26.71 $25.77 $53,600 4.7 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 210 $19.72 $21.36 $44,440 11.1 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 60 $23.25 $23.78 $49,460 5.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $19.49 $24.61 $51,200 5.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $14.21 $14.30 $29,750 4.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $15.60 $16.53 $34,390 3.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $18.84 $20.02 $41,640 7.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $14.49 $17.27 $35,930 12.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 360 $14.97 $15.37 $31,970 3.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,040 $13.52 $14.25 $29,630 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 700 $12.45 $12.64 $26,300 2.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $10.92 $10.99 $22,860 3.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 70 $16.10 $15.43 $32,100 6.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $8.75 $8.99 $18,690 3.2 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $15.17 $15.95 $33,180 11.0 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $17.66 $18.67 $38,840 5.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,480 $10.80 $11.74 $24,420 4.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 730 $12.62 $16.07 $33,440 8.8 %
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 13,020 $11.93 $13.51 $28,110 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $15.94 $18.94 $39,390 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 230 $23.17 $23.69 $49,270 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 840 $9.28 $9.85 $20,490 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $10.40 $10.33 $21,480 6.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,420 $17.24 $17.76 $36,930 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 720 $9.73 $11.09 $23,070 6.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.59 $8.56 $17,800 2.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 $10.79 $10.71 $22,290 4.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 150 $10.16 $10.67 $22,190 6.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 110 $14.08 $14.73 $30,630 6.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $19.62 $20.44 $42,520 5.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 160 $17.40 $19.22 $39,970 5.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,180 $13.47 $14.39 $29,940 4.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 430 $10.10 $9.88 $20,550 2.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,400 $10.14 $10.52 $21,890 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 960 $11.02 $11.32 $23,550 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 460 $10.03 $10.32 $21,460 4.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 230 $10.76 $11.28 $23,460 3.2 %

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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