Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Altoona, PA



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 Altoona, PA, a metropolitan statistical area in Pennsylvania.

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 Altoona, PA (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 57,240 $12.70 $16.03 $33,340 2.1 %
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 1,590 $30.43 $34.64 $72,050 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 $56.02 $60.00 $124,800 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 370 $35.21 $38.44 $79,950 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $30,640 19.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $23.66 $29.14 $60,610 6.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $36.59 $39.37 $81,880 2.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $33.38 $34.60 $71,970 9.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $44.36 $43.55 $90,580 5.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 130 $25.15 $28.75 $59,800 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $30.03 $31.89 $66,340 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $37.24 $36.22 $75,340 6.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $28.13 $27.59 $57,390 3.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $76,660 5.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $41.94 $43.80 $91,110 4.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $20.95 $21.44 $44,590 4.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $19.42 $22.43 $46,660 7.5 %
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 1,430 $21.87 $25.09 $52,190 6.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $21.74 $22.52 $46,850 5.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $21.65 $23.50 $48,880 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $13.77 $16.38 $34,060 11.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $24.03 $27.28 $56,740 7.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $19.86 $21.82 $45,380 4.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $25.83 $27.12 $56,410 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $17.59 $19.16 $39,850 5.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $18.98 $19.71 $40,990 19.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $17.60 $20.97 $43,610 5.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 140 $21.27 $21.41 $44,520 13.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 270 $23.87 $26.02 $54,130 3.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 40 $18.42 $20.83 $43,330 16.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $18.32 $19.57 $40,700 15.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $8.85 $9.98 $20,770 11.5 %
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 710 $26.04 $28.76 $59,820 7.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $24.44 $25.60 $53,250 5.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $38.10 $39.07 $81,270 6.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 $27.05 $30.47 $63,380 9.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $17.16 $18.38 $38,230 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $41.69 $42.06 $87,480 11.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $28.31 $29.09 $60,510 3.7 %
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 640 $26.29 $27.53 $57,260 1.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $30.53 $32.25 $67,080 1.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $23.35 $24.48 $50,920 5.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $30.18 $33.80 $70,300 5.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $31.33 $33.49 $69,660 3.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $19.02 $19.06 $39,650 2.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $21.45 $21.24 $44,170 2.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $17.80 $17.72 $36,870 6.5 %
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 170 $23.21 $25.40 $52,820 4.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $22.56 $24.98 $51,950 5.7 %
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 1,280 $14.65 $16.15 $33,600 4.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $18.14 $20.89 $43,460 13.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $21.17 $20.99 $43,670 4.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 190 $14.07 $15.20 $31,620 8.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $23.93 $24.89 $51,760 3.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $14.87 $16.54 $34,400 8.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $18.07 $18.94 $39,390 8.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 140 $15.77 $16.46 $34,240 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 270 $9.66 $10.75 $22,370 3.9 %
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 (8) $18.44 $22.00 $45,750 13.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 $21.02 $29.38 $61,100 18.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $19.42 $18.66 $38,820 9.9 %
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 3,310 $18.70 $19.23 $39,990 5.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 90 $10.10 $10.79 $22,430 5.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $47,140 6.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 830 (4) (4) $45,220 6.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 540 (4) (4) $47,480 6.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 60 (4) (4) $50,820 3.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $51,710 4.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $22.27 $19.79 $41,170 15.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $22.51 $21.63 $44,990 4.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $24.77 $26.69 $55,520 14.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 740 (4) (4) $18,650 3.5 %
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 550 $15.40 $16.86 $35,060 6.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $13.60 $15.38 $31,990 5.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $20.32 $22.03 $45,820 5.2 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $22.04 $23.99 $49,890 4.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $15.31 $15.21 $31,630 12.0 %
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 3,940 $23.84 $30.04 $62,480 4.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $59.12 $66.84 $139,020 24.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $17.65 $18.77 $39,050 10.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $47.61 $47.76 $99,340 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 $52.42 $62.51 $130,010 19.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 90 (5) $106.81 $222,170 13.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $26.26 $28.23 $58,730 9.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,470 $26.28 $29.88 $62,140 4.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $24.96 $26.56 $55,250 9.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $30.21 $36.21 $75,320 8.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $29.64 $31.11 $64,710 10.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $25.40 $26.23 $54,560 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) $18.88 $19.80 $41,190 6.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 50 $26.81 $25.24 $52,510 8.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $24.87 $25.72 $53,500 2.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $12.68 $13.25 $27,560 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 710 $16.90 $16.82 $34,990 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $16.15 $16.64 $34,610 5.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $16.21 $16.56 $34,440 9.2 %
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 2,430 $11.52 $11.91 $24,780 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 710 $9.27 $9.74 $20,260 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,080 $12.12 $12.40 $25,790 4.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $13.57 $12.97 $26,970 7.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $13.21 $12.90 $26,830 4.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $11.69 $12.14 $25,250 3.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $16.71 $16.84 $35,030 5.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $12.14 $11.87 $24,690 11.8 %
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 940 $10.80 $15.23 $31,690 11.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $37.25 $33.49 $69,670 6.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 200 $18.78 $20.62 $42,880 10.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 410 $8.79 $9.59 $19,940 6.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $9.23 $10.57 $21,980 9.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $8.03 $8.24 $17,150 5.1 %
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 5,310 $8.48 $9.31 $19,370 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 290 $13.11 $13.87 $28,840 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 300 $10.95 $11.33 $23,570 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 550 $9.49 $9.98 $20,760 4.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 70 $8.36 $9.29 $19,320 6.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 440 $8.52 $8.86 $18,420 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 400 $8.13 $8.68 $18,050 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,390 $7.97 $8.72 $18,130 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.69 $7.95 $16,530 6.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 930 $8.31 $8.94 $18,600 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 $9.10 $9.30 $19,340 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 $8.52 $9.72 $20,220 8.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $7.85 $8.13 $16,910 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $8.05 $8.71 $18,110 4.4 %
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 1,730 $9.60 $11.12 $23,120 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $18.41 $19.09 $39,710 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 950 $9.86 $11.29 $23,490 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 350 $8.91 $9.16 $19,060 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $8.80 $10.26 $21,340 9.4 %
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 1,850 $8.86 $9.64 $20,050 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $15.73 $18.40 $38,280 7.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 370 $8.34 $8.49 $17,670 5.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $9.17 $10.08 $20,970 6.2 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 30 $9.33 $10.43 $21,700 7.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 160 $8.97 $9.07 $18,870 3.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 430 $8.58 $8.86 $18,420 5.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $10.59 $10.86 $22,590 5.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 $10.78 $11.16 $23,210 4.7 %
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 7,210 $9.24 $12.70 $26,410 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 470 $16.45 $18.75 $38,990 6.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 $30.52 $28.79 $59,880 9.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,140 $7.49 $7.97 $16,570 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $10.82 $11.98 $24,910 7.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $12.95 $14.27 $29,680 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,860 $9.17 $10.88 $22,640 3.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $18.41 $21.62 $44,960 17.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $17.22 $22.32 $46,420 16.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40 $21.45 $29.53 $61,410 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $25.20 $27.26 $56,700 6.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 780 $20.22 $22.02 $45,790 2.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $13.78 $14.93 $31,050 8.8 %
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 9,230 $12.38 $13.61 $28,300 2.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 490 $20.75 $21.71 $45,160 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $9.73 $11.96 $24,890 6.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $12.82 $13.05 $27,140 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 260 $12.01 $12.64 $26,280 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 660 $12.96 $13.79 $28,680 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $13.55 $13.43 $27,930 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $16.03 $17.13 $35,640 6.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 280 $11.09 $11.29 $23,490 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $14.67 $14.57 $30,310 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 650 $12.48 $13.58 $28,240 2.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 210 $17.19 $18.05 $37,550 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $9.10 $11.11 $23,100 8.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 70 $8.67 $8.76 $18,220 3.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $15.26 $14.96 $31,120 5.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 30 $8.54 $9.38 $19,520 9.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $10.72 $12.04 $25,050 5.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $15.52 $15.86 $33,000 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $9.86 $10.20 $21,210 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $17.53 $17.90 $37,230 1.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $12.97 $17.60 $36,600 24.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $14.75 $15.39 $32,000 5.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $25.68 $23.80 $49,500 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 $25.25 $23.52 $48,920 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $18.35 $19.23 $40,010 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 360 $16.58 $15.45 $32,140 5.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 700 $8.95 $10.28 $21,390 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 200 $14.98 $15.27 $31,750 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 140 $13.62 $13.61 $28,300 5.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $15.75 $15.54 $32,310 3.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 920 $12.08 $12.25 $25,480 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $12.85 $12.76 $26,530 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $11.18 $11.95 $24,860 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,680 $10.66 $11.56 $24,040 2.0 %
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 2,180 $14.56 $16.15 $33,600 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $22.63 $23.85 $49,600 3.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $17.04 $18.64 $38,770 9.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 570 $13.47 $14.35 $29,850 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 30 $11.98 $12.78 $26,580 11.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 390 $11.18 $12.08 $25,130 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $15.14 $16.22 $33,730 4.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 100 $22.01 $21.53 $44,780 5.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $16.14 $16.38 $34,080 8.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $19.77 $21.20 $44,100 5.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $9.63 $10.34 $21,500 4.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $11.73 $13.00 $27,040 17.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 110 $20.48 $20.46 $42,560 2.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $17.60 $18.77 $39,040 7.6 %
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 2,300 $16.89 $17.56 $36,530 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 120 $23.69 $25.66 $53,360 4.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $21.11 $21.68 $45,090 11.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $20.72 $20.68 $43,020 3.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $22.79 $22.19 $46,150 2.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $17.56 $17.58 $36,580 3.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $11.68 $13.86 $28,830 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $17.60 $17.46 $36,320 5.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $14.97 $14.82 $30,830 6.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $16.92 $20.65 $42,940 9.2 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 40 $13.83 $14.56 $30,290 6.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $9.41 $9.67 $20,110 8.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $16.83 $16.12 $33,530 5.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 $19.96 $18.85 $39,220 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 460 $14.70 $14.65 $30,470 1.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $24.27 $24.32 $50,590 8.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 170 $24.40 $24.51 $50,980 8.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $14.06 $13.70 $28,500 4.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $15.35 $16.04 $33,350 8.6 %
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 5,220 $13.80 $14.93 $31,050 4.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 330 $21.02 $21.93 $45,610 6.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 90 $13.63 $13.50 $28,090 5.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 440 $11.41 $12.41 $25,810 6.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $8.83 $9.67 $20,120 4.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $11.34 $12.44 $25,880 5.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $8.33 $8.33 $17,330 6.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $15.63 $15.13 $31,470 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 140 $17.83 $17.94 $37,310 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 90 $17.23 $17.04 $35,440 2.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $12.15 $12.22 $25,430 2.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $10.41 $10.85 $22,580 3.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 100 $10.55 $10.65 $22,160 2.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $10.50 $10.75 $22,370 3.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 50 $9.43 $10.01 $20,810 3.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $22.24 $21.86 $45,460 4.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $17.29 $17.36 $36,100 2.9 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $23.57 $23.87 $49,640 6.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $21.97 $21.40 $44,500 5.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.74 $14.95 $31,100 7.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $13.94 $15.15 $31,520 5.1 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $12.29 $12.91 $26,860 6.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $20.35 $17.83 $37,090 4.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $16.29 $15.97 $33,210 9.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 630 $17.63 $17.09 $35,540 4.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 330 $9.52 $11.16 $23,220 7.0 %
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 5,050 $12.19 $13.65 $28,390 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $21.05 $22.36 $46,520 8.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $25.38 $25.25 $52,520 4.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $10.80 $12.36 $25,700 10.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 990 $18.35 $17.79 $37,000 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,140 $13.36 $13.74 $28,570 4.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $9.25 $9.82 $20,430 5.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.95 $9.06 $18,840 6.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 440 $15.59 $15.45 $32,130 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 $9.25 $9.44 $19,640 5.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,210 $9.29 $10.70 $22,260 3.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 490 $8.86 $10.52 $21,880 6.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $10.25 $10.09 $20,980 3.6 %

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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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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