Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA



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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, a metropolitan statistical area in Virginia.

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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA (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 63,480 $14.71 $18.66 $38,820 3.3 %
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 2,360 $34.75 $41.34 $85,990 3.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $62.71 $68.85 $143,210 15.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 530 $34.12 $44.16 $91,850 5.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $16,680 5.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $54.09 $50.60 $105,250 6.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $31.95 $43.09 $89,620 7.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $33.11 $35.19 $73,190 4.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $49.95 $53.63 $111,540 5.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $31.85 $38.14 $79,330 6.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $40.31 $44.74 $93,050 6.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $39.99 $44.12 $91,770 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $30.94 $34.00 $70,710 4.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $68,740 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $55.39 $63.38 $131,820 14.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (8) $15.63 $20.70 $43,050 12.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $18.71 $18.05 $37,540 14.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $38.46 $48.13 $100,110 16.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $24.16 $25.89 $53,850 3.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 90 $32.63 $32.96 $68,550 3.9 %
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 2,000 $23.59 $26.10 $54,280 2.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $24.13 $25.55 $53,150 2.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 30 $20.75 $22.78 $47,390 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $21.78 $22.41 $46,620 4.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $19.82 $19.70 $40,970 2.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $22.72 $23.69 $49,280 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $17.57 $20.82 $43,320 6.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $25.55 $27.04 $56,240 2.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $34.39 $36.91 $76,770 6.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 510 $23.30 $24.76 $51,510 2.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 $23.91 $27.49 $57,170 3.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $37.78 $35.83 $74,520 3.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 50 $21.46 $21.51 $44,740 8.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $11.85 $12.80 $26,620 7.0 %
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 1,570 $27.22 $29.43 $61,210 3.0 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 140 $35.34 $38.25 $79,560 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 150 $25.33 $29.54 $61,450 12.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 360 $26.06 $27.19 $56,560 3.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 190 $32.00 $32.20 $66,970 2.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $17.76 $18.17 $37,790 1.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 180 $32.80 $33.37 $69,410 6.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $30.87 $36.60 $76,140 11.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $28.08 $29.53 $61,430 5.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $30.69 $30.88 $64,220 4.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $37.98 $36.12 $75,140 2.9 %
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 1,540 $28.45 $30.57 $63,590 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $32.27 $35.24 $73,300 9.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $21.64 $22.80 $47,420 5.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 40 $47.38 $46.10 $95,880 5.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $29.87 $30.78 $64,010 1.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 180 $28.71 $30.81 $64,080 5.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $36.84 $39.32 $81,780 13.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $34.61 $34.10 $70,920 3.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $34.11 $34.19 $71,120 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 300 $35.55 $38.81 $80,730 7.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $18.86 $20.49 $42,630 5.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $18.81 $19.71 $40,990 5.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $19.33 $19.28 $40,110 2.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 $23.14 $24.43 $50,810 5.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $19.81 $24.20 $50,340 7.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 100 $22.26 $22.29 $46,370 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $12.37 $12.82 $26,660 4.7 %
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 1,140 $21.27 $24.32 $50,580 3.3 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 50 $19.09 $20.89 $43,440 3.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 50 $35.75 $36.14 $75,170 1.8 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 70 $33.04 $37.43 $77,860 5.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $26.10 $28.77 $59,840 5.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 100 $14.80 $16.10 $33,480 4.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $22.23 $21.99 $45,740 3.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $8.15 $14.84 $30,860 14.3 %
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 870 $18.13 $19.57 $40,700 2.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 150 $17.20 $18.77 $39,050 2.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $22.67 $23.79 $49,490 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $16.67 $17.73 $36,880 2.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $27.67 $26.70 $55,530 2.3 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $15.57 $16.85 $35,040 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $13.84 $13.84 $28,780 3.2 %
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 160 $21.52 $28.65 $59,590 11.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $39.44 $41.89 $87,140 5.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $16.25 $16.77 $34,880 6.3 %
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 5,880 $25.03 $27.98 $58,200 7.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $55,750 2.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $11.03 $12.66 $26,320 9.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 660 (4) (4) $48,820 5.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $53,060 8.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 380 (4) (4) $49,880 4.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $55,990 6.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $44,520 6.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (4) (4) $52,570 9.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $51,050 5.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $10.68 $12.08 $25,120 6.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 460 (4) (4) $28,390 9.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $26.01 $26.63 $55,380 3.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $13.59 $13.56 $28,200 2.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 470 (4) (4) $23,350 3.1 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 60 $17.06 $18.73 $38,960 4.7 %
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 $17.57 $20.37 $42,380 7.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $19.09 $20.59 $42,820 7.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 $9.42 $13.38 $27,830 12.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 180 (4) (4) $58,640 12.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 190 $18.72 $19.07 $39,670 4.6 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $7.71 $12.99 $27,020 24.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $15.15 $14.44 $30,030 8.4 %
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 3,140 $23.04 $30.60 $63,640 6.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $53.38 $51.44 $107,000 2.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $104.62 $217,610 22.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 (5) $77.13 $160,430 19.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 940 $25.01 $26.30 $54,690 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $31.64 $31.74 $66,020 3.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $33.69 $34.12 $70,970 3.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $21.18 $23.03 $47,900 6.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $32.06 $31.61 $65,740 3.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $33.74 $41.99 $87,350 10.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $18.36 $18.60 $38,690 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $16.34 $17.52 $36,440 5.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $33.44 $34.03 $70,780 5.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 $23.02 $22.40 $46,600 2.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $12.35 $12.26 $25,500 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $17.19 $17.46 $36,320 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $13.78 $13.90 $28,910 8.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 450 $15.31 $15.80 $32,850 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $14.33 $14.92 $31,040 1.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $20.76 $20.45 $42,530 6.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $21.42 $22.22 $46,210 3.0 %
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 1,310 $11.10 $11.90 $24,760 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 180 $9.23 $9.97 $20,740 6.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 550 $10.67 $10.71 $22,280 2.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $20.18 $19.22 $39,970 9.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $16.10 $16.47 $34,250 7.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $11.51 $12.23 $25,440 5.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $12.90 $13.19 $27,440 5.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $9.33 $9.78 $20,350 4.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $12.66 $13.25 $27,570 12.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $9.85 $10.44 $21,720 6.6 %
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 1,070 $16.68 $17.63 $36,670 2.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $27.18 $28.76 $59,820 1.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 260 $15.97 $15.91 $33,090 2.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $26.40 $28.82 $59,950 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $18.63 $18.97 $39,450 1.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 140 $10.88 $10.98 $22,830 4.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $7.53 $8.04 $16,730 5.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $12.00 $14.22 $29,580 1.7 %
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 6,770 $8.55 $9.36 $19,460 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $13.48 $14.20 $29,550 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 210 $7.87 $8.12 $16,900 3.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $10.00 $10.37 $21,570 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 550 $9.99 $10.33 $21,490 3.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $8.85 $9.32 $19,380 9.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 $8.65 $8.93 $18,570 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 $9.80 $9.51 $19,770 6.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,950 $7.68 $8.09 $16,820 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,310 $8.37 $9.21 $19,160 4.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $8.45 $8.50 $17,690 2.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $8.05 $8.49 $17,660 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 290 $7.95 $8.21 $17,080 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $7.76 $8.25 $17,170 4.6 %
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 2,200 $9.07 $9.93 $20,650 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $13.86 $15.08 $31,360 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $21.07 $21.92 $45,590 4.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $8.77 $9.25 $19,230 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 $8.66 $8.84 $18,390 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 600 $9.83 $10.15 $21,110 4.4 %
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 1,520 $9.68 $11.07 $23,020 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $14.07 $15.38 $31,990 8.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $9.21 $9.62 $20,010 6.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $7.27 $7.26 $15,100 7.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $7.76 $8.62 $17,930 5.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $10.70 $11.20 $23,290 5.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 240 $12.62 $13.64 $28,370 11.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 320 $7.78 $8.71 $18,120 4.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 260 $9.95 $9.60 $19,960 9.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 40 $16.92 $17.26 $35,900 7.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $11.10 $12.35 $25,680 2.4 %
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 7,490 $9.38 $14.46 $30,070 6.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 640 $16.56 $17.52 $36,430 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $28.59 $32.55 $67,700 10.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,320 $7.82 $7.99 $16,620 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $8.42 $9.10 $18,930 4.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $9.47 $11.30 $23,510 12.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,170 $9.59 $11.97 $24,890 5.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $8.44 $10.12 $21,050 13.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $18.60 $28.87 $60,050 27.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $38.30 $40.66 $84,570 13.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 170 $16.95 $18.86 $39,230 11.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $31.67 $35.63 $74,110 3.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 320 $20.11 $22.52 $46,830 4.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 170 $11.13 $12.13 $25,230 4.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 130 $36.71 $37.09 $77,150 6.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 $13.00 $14.41 $29,970 9.3 %
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 8,160 $12.83 $13.64 $28,370 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 460 $19.57 $20.56 $42,760 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $13.01 $13.72 $28,540 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 130 $14.06 $14.53 $30,230 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 910 $14.36 $14.46 $30,080 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $13.89 $14.57 $30,300 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 310 $11.11 $11.23 $23,350 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 440 $12.28 $12.69 $26,390 4.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) $13.74 $14.41 $29,980 4.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $9.36 $9.67 $20,120 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $8.44 $8.73 $18,150 4.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 $14.39 $14.95 $31,090 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $12.54 $13.27 $27,610 5.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $15.48 $16.01 $33,290 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 370 $10.08 $10.50 $21,830 2.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 $14.44 $15.01 $31,220 3.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $13.53 $13.89 $28,900 1.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $12.18 $12.30 $25,590 2.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $25.25 $24.38 $50,720 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $24.04 $22.73 $47,270 2.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $18.32 $18.96 $39,430 4.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 $12.99 $13.14 $27,330 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 680 $9.36 $10.23 $21,280 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 420 $17.34 $17.55 $36,500 2.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 50 $12.31 $12.93 $26,900 7.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 220 $12.61 $12.76 $26,530 3.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 $12.64 $13.58 $28,240 8.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $10.75 $11.02 $22,920 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,070 $11.58 $11.90 $24,750 2.3 %
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 110 $11.18 $12.83 $26,690 9.6 %
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 2,470 $14.75 $15.69 $32,640 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 $21.66 $23.11 $48,060 4.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $17.03 $16.63 $34,580 7.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 420 $13.79 $14.42 $29,990 4.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 280 $10.60 $11.15 $23,200 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 210 $14.98 $14.73 $30,650 4.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $19.39 $20.61 $42,880 3.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $14.30 $14.61 $30,390 3.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $16.74 $16.27 $33,850 6.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $14.14 $14.24 $29,610 2.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $11.11 $11.16 $23,210 8.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 $8.78 $9.78 $20,340 12.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 100 $14.63 $14.16 $29,460 5.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $19.78 $20.15 $41,910 1.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $14.45 $14.57 $30,300 3.2 %
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 2,720 $16.14 $17.11 $35,600 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $25.20 $27.06 $56,280 2.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $14.97 $17.14 $35,660 9.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $13.37 $14.37 $29,900 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $16.63 $16.69 $34,700 2.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $17.81 $17.61 $36,640 2.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 $20.09 $19.86 $41,310 2.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 730 $15.44 $16.27 $33,840 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $17.61 $18.00 $37,440 4.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $25.28 $25.66 $53,380 5.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 290 $14.02 $16.04 $33,370 5.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $9.43 $10.90 $22,660 7.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 90 $17.78 $19.72 $41,020 10.5 %
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 7,590 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 360 $26.98 $28.23 $58,710 3.7 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 110 $13.85 $13.96 $29,040 2.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 560 $14.41 $14.34 $29,830 2.4 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (8) $15.53 $15.54 $32,330 3.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 760 $16.73 $15.52 $32,270 10.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $11.41 $11.32 $23,540 8.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.48 $13.38 $27,830 3.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $14.29 $15.78 $32,820 10.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 510 $18.07 $18.04 $37,520 2.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $16.28 $15.51 $32,260 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 140 $18.21 $18.63 $38,750 4.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $9.48 $11.63 $24,190 5.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $13.41 $14.37 $29,880 3.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 80 $8.60 $8.84 $18,390 3.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $10.80 $11.04 $22,950 6.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $18.04 $18.67 $38,830 7.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $15.99 $17.05 $35,470 4.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 410 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 $18.76 $18.00 $37,430 5.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $9.75 $12.19 $25,360 3.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $10.58 $11.86 $24,660 2.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 470 $18.56 $17.52 $36,450 10.6 %
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 2,720 $11.26 $12.67 $26,360 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $17.41 $17.40 $36,190 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $22.69 $22.96 $47,770 3.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 260 $12.99 $12.63 $26,270 9.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 70 $17.05 $20.05 $41,700 11.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 550 $15.87 $16.13 $33,560 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 360 $9.09 $10.93 $22,740 8.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.87 $10.27 $21,360 2.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $8.26 $8.48 $17,650 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 120 $12.44 $13.01 $27,060 3.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 $8.44 $9.35 $19,440 9.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 460 $9.94 $10.17 $21,160 1.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 170 $8.46 $9.45 $19,650 6.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $11.22 $11.45 $23,820 2.4 %

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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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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