Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX



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 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas.

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 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX (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 122,990 $10.47 $14.94 $31,080 2.8 %
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 3,880 $32.09 $36.20 $75,290 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 $63.17 $70.18 $145,960 10.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,280 $34.43 $41.01 $85,300 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $36.62 $44.11 $91,740 7.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 $27.78 $31.71 $65,960 7.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $34.82 $37.74 $78,510 8.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $32.95 $33.36 $69,380 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $44.77 $54.73 $113,840 12.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $32.85 $38.08 $79,210 6.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $20.98 $24.85 $51,690 10.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $23.62 $21.97 $45,690 14.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 350 (4) (4) $76,660 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $20.85 $25.18 $52,370 17.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $31.46 $35.26 $73,350 6.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 180 $11.61 $16.29 $33,870 14.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 180 $14.01 $17.45 $36,290 16.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $41.23 $39.25 $81,650 2.9 %
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 3,450 $22.42 $25.89 $53,860 4.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $15.53 $18.83 $39,170 8.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $20.44 $21.98 $45,710 3.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $29.84 $28.67 $59,630 5.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 910 $27.65 $26.07 $54,230 4.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $17.34 $21.24 $44,180 11.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $15.04 $15.88 $33,030 7.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $19.63 $22.46 $46,710 7.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $17.55 $18.55 $38,580 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $27.03 $26.58 $55,290 6.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 210 $22.11 $25.86 $53,790 8.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 270 $30.01 $36.48 $75,870 12.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 500 $21.65 $31.20 $64,900 11.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $11.99 $11.59 $24,110 24.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $23.12 $23.61 $49,110 10.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $26.87 $28.13 $58,500 11.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 200 $34.75 $37.90 $78,830 17.0 %
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 610 $21.26 $25.84 $53,750 6.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $38.31 $39.69 $82,550 9.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 200 $15.56 $16.35 $34,000 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $24.30 $24.67 $51,320 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $23.24 $24.02 $49,950 3.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $43.77 $40.77 $84,810 9.7 %
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 760 $20.90 $23.38 $48,640 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $15.43 $17.38 $36,160 14.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $32.66 $36.52 $75,970 5.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $33.05 $35.45 $73,740 7.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $35.18 $37.28 $77,550 6.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $23.73 $25.32 $52,660 5.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $11.37 $12.60 $26,200 6.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $14.95 $15.33 $31,900 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $23.86 $24.40 $50,740 4.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $23.56 $21.35 $44,410 13.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $21.74 $21.96 $45,670 4.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $15.73 $16.69 $34,710 11.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 500 $22.06 $24.43 $50,810 5.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 100 $21.15 $23.76 $49,410 8.5 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other (8) $14.57 $17.45 $36,290 14.4 %
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 2,050 $17.34 $19.82 $41,220 5.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 540 $27.34 $26.44 $54,990 7.2 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 100 $33.94 $31.93 $66,420 4.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $16.31 $16.71 $34,750 3.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 190 $15.89 $19.16 $39,850 5.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 510 $13.21 $13.42 $27,920 2.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 30 $13.98 $14.20 $29,550 5.6 %
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 410 $26.85 $31.36 $65,240 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $31.88 $38.81 $80,730 14.4 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $31.56 $32.74 $68,100 13.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $28.00 $26.21 $54,520 7.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $13.84 $15.48 $32,190 10.1 %
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 11,700 $22.48 $21.57 $44,860 3.3 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $59,020 5.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 510 $21.60 $19.94 $41,470 5.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 380 (4) (4) $49,850 2.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,830 (4) (4) $49,280 2.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,580 (4) (4) $50,470 2.4 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $50,940 3.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,510 (4) (4) $51,670 2.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $51,720 3.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 290 (4) (4) $48,690 2.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 230 (4) (4) $47,290 2.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $46,720 2.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 520 (4) (4) $24,330 5.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $26.62 $25.73 $53,520 2.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $12.48 $14.11 $29,350 3.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 210 $30.63 $31.52 $65,570 10.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,890 (4) (4) $20,010 5.3 %
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 890 $16.75 $20.14 $41,890 7.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $14.28 $15.54 $32,330 5.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $9.81 $10.67 $22,200 4.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $15.80 $24.47 $50,900 13.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $43,920 7.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $17.47 $22.80 $47,420 5.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $16.64 $20.62 $42,890 8.7 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $21.83 $23.93 $49,780 16.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $16.74 $18.21 $37,880 22.4 %
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 7,150 $26.36 $33.37 $69,420 5.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $23.72 $25.68 $53,420 2.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $61.67 $60.14 $125,090 3.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 200 $74.19 $69.85 $145,280 13.1 %
29-1063 Internists, General 70 (5) $108.37 $225,420 11.8 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 18.4 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 60 (5) $96.29 $200,280 13.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) $48.25 $51.18 $106,460 8.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 (5) $101.97 $212,110 16.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,450 $32.28 $32.94 $68,510 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $37.96 $37.18 $77,330 5.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $38.39 $40.36 $83,950 6.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 180 $24.79 $24.88 $51,750 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $33.25 $32.32 $67,230 3.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $23.97 $23.57 $49,020 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $13.48 $14.08 $29,290 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $30.56 $29.10 $60,530 6.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 $25.62 $24.72 $51,410 2.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $29.94 $32.43 $67,450 6.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $21.90 $21.36 $44,430 3.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $12.26 $12.42 $25,830 5.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $12.14 $12.36 $25,710 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $18.52 $18.71 $38,910 2.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,020 $19.79 $19.57 $40,700 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 220 $11.86 $12.57 $26,150 4.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 40 $13.82 $17.44 $36,270 12.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $14.76 $17.85 $37,120 6.9 %
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 7,750 $7.82 $8.91 $18,530 3.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 4,550 $7.50 $7.66 $15,930 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,770 $8.06 $8.83 $18,370 3.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 120 $10.39 $10.77 $22,410 5.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $13.73 $13.55 $28,190 3.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 590 $10.69 $11.31 $23,530 4.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) $12.71 $12.96 $26,960 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $11.81 $15.10 $31,400 21.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $11.65 $12.70 $26,420 3.5 %
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 4,250 $17.95 $19.03 $39,580 7.0 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 60 $24.91 $24.45 $50,850 7.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 180 $34.68 $34.53 $71,820 2.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $22.00 $24.29 $50,510 3.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $20.15 $20.38 $42,390 5.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 370 $15.58 $15.53 $32,300 3.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 500 $13.36 $13.49 $28,060 4.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 850 $29.83 $27.45 $57,100 3.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 840 $17.97 $19.31 $40,160 4.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,210 $11.30 $14.44 $30,030 9.3 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $9.95 $9.68 $20,140 2.9 %
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 11,100 $7.64 $8.44 $17,560 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $15.77 $17.08 $35,530 8.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 880 $11.99 $12.97 $26,990 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 420 $7.55 $7.76 $16,130 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 500 $8.52 $9.22 $19,170 5.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 740 $7.75 $7.94 $16,520 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.26 $7.36 $15,310 7.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 360 $8.06 $8.13 $16,920 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 400 $7.81 $8.59 $17,860 5.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,370 $7.45 $7.76 $16,140 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 240 $7.31 $7.46 $15,520 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,010 $7.71 $8.37 $17,410 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $7.63 $8.00 $16,640 5.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 270 $7.51 $7.73 $16,080 4.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $7.48 $7.60 $15,800 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $7.45 $7.78 $16,180 4.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,310 $8.33 $8.91 $18,520 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $12.40 $12.96 $26,970 4.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $11.57 $12.92 $26,870 6.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,220 $8.43 $8.80 $18,300 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,060 $7.57 $7.84 $16,300 2.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $9.82 $11.42 $23,740 12.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 670 $8.62 $8.88 $18,480 1.9 %
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 9,720 $7.61 $8.01 $16,660 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $12.63 $12.84 $26,700 3.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $8.29 $8.94 $18,600 4.6 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 160 $10.47 $10.58 $22,010 3.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 210 $7.86 $9.53 $19,830 8.8 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $8.33 $10.26 $21,340 9.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,030 $8.14 $8.50 $17,690 2.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 7,320 $7.51 $7.57 $15,750 2.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 30 $10.10 $11.94 $24,840 15.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $7.94 $9.11 $18,940 6.9 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 60 $8.20 $8.35 $17,370 10.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 50 $7.80 $7.98 $16,600 6.5 %
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 13,380 $8.62 $11.43 $23,770 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,480 $14.31 $16.24 $33,770 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $19.90 $21.12 $43,940 12.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,030 $7.45 $7.89 $16,410 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $7.28 $8.07 $16,780 3.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $8.18 $10.18 $21,170 9.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,180 $8.48 $10.04 $20,890 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $17.56 $18.79 $39,090 4.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 420 $12.38 $12.59 $26,190 9.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $18.90 $23.25 $48,350 23.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 190 $12.76 $15.46 $32,160 7.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 730 $19.46 $25.65 $53,350 10.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 200 $10.14 $10.65 $22,150 5.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $17.61 $18.18 $37,810 5.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 110 $12.88 $12.41 $25,810 10.9 %
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 20,620 $10.79 $11.98 $24,910 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,430 $17.61 $19.90 $41,390 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $8.39 $8.91 $18,530 4.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $14.08 $14.30 $29,750 5.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 560 $11.59 $11.89 $24,730 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,080 $13.21 $13.55 $28,180 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $12.44 $12.72 $26,460 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 110 $12.41 $12.70 $26,420 4.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 770 $9.57 $10.05 $20,890 5.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $11.70 $12.34 $25,660 4.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $8.59 $10.52 $21,890 17.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,080 $9.65 $10.09 $20,990 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $15.50 $16.44 $34,200 9.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $9.40 $9.52 $19,790 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $7.81 $8.29 $17,230 3.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 190 $12.63 $13.15 $27,340 3.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 180 $9.32 $9.89 $20,570 2.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $11.90 $13.21 $27,480 8.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 130 $13.38 $15.49 $32,230 17.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $9.54 $10.43 $21,700 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $12.80 $13.39 $27,850 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 820 $9.02 $9.41 $19,570 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 200 $13.04 $13.68 $28,460 7.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 80 $9.66 $11.41 $23,740 4.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $9.72 $10.60 $22,050 5.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $10.67 $10.97 $22,820 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 250 $16.62 $15.27 $31,760 6.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $14.32 $13.47 $28,030 5.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $25.26 $24.99 $51,980 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 230 $25.27 $23.38 $48,620 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $13.02 $14.80 $30,790 5.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 570 $8.68 $10.00 $20,800 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,530 $8.19 $9.02 $18,760 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $9.19 $9.70 $20,170 5.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 810 $15.71 $16.49 $34,300 3.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.08 $15.02 $31,250 2.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 570 $10.37 $11.51 $23,950 6.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,590 $11.41 $11.60 $24,130 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 340 $10.96 $10.98 $22,850 4.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $12.02 $12.59 $26,190 8.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,480 $9.39 $9.92 $20,630 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $10.20 $10.47 $21,770 8.1 %
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 190 $7.71 $8.32 $17,300 4.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 60 $7.52 $8.36 $17,380 4.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $8.72 $8.61 $17,910 5.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $7.42 $7.55 $15,710 4.8 %
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 3,720 $10.63 $11.45 $23,810 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 $15.59 $17.84 $37,110 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 450 $11.83 $12.02 $25,000 2.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $10.20 $12.01 $24,980 10.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 740 $8.58 $8.75 $18,210 2.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $11.53 $11.82 $24,580 6.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 310 $10.96 $11.10 $23,080 2.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 410 $12.05 $12.15 $25,270 2.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers 50 $10.01 $11.41 $23,740 11.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $10.99 $11.10 $23,080 1.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $12.33 $12.89 $26,810 5.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $11.43 $11.39 $23,690 2.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $13.98 $13.75 $28,600 1.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $9.44 $9.67 $20,110 2.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 200 $7.75 $8.66 $18,000 5.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $8.79 $9.03 $18,780 4.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $14.86 $16.33 $33,960 3.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $10.19 $10.06 $20,920 4.8 %
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 4,350 $11.50 $13.53 $28,130 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $18.46 $20.56 $42,760 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $12.69 $12.73 $26,480 5.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $29.81 $29.18 $60,700 4.2 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) $10.64 $14.48 $30,110 24.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $10.21 $11.36 $23,620 14.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $14.11 $14.15 $29,440 4.0 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 50 $12.58 $11.48 $23,890 14.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 490 $12.56 $14.99 $31,190 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $14.48 $14.75 $30,670 5.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $15.87 $17.55 $36,500 5.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.17 $10.68 $22,220 5.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $11.67 $12.17 $25,320 2.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $17.20 $17.16 $35,690 6.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,520 $9.50 $10.35 $21,520 2.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $29.81 $27.04 $56,240 6.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 40 $15.98 $14.88 $30,950 9.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $7.49 $7.77 $16,170 3.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 80 $10.35 $11.00 $22,880 4.6 %
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 5,180 $10.20 $11.76 $24,450 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 350 $16.71 $18.87 $39,260 4.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 330 $13.44 $13.76 $28,620 8.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 180 $7.74 $8.64 $17,960 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $8.31 $8.55 $17,790 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $10.22 $10.73 $22,310 4.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 80 $7.39 $7.48 $15,560 4.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $9.05 $9.46 $19,680 4.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.54 $8.83 $18,370 3.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 200 $11.77 $12.05 $25,060 4.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $8.17 $8.66 $18,010 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 740 $11.73 $11.79 $24,530 3.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.34 $16.58 $34,490 11.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $10.95 $12.11 $25,190 6.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $7.80 $8.13 $16,910 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.33 $7.39 $15,380 5.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $9.00 $9.20 $19,140 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $11.19 $11.33 $23,580 2.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $10.63 $11.73 $24,400 10.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $7.64 $10.16 $21,140 8.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 370 $7.40 $7.91 $16,450 4.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $9.53 $11.22 $23,330 7.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $9.52 $10.14 $21,080 8.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 240 $7.64 $8.36 $17,380 4.5 %
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 7,020 $9.41 $11.28 $23,460 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $14.93 $17.98 $37,390 7.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $20.31 $20.48 $42,590 4.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 620 $10.97 $10.71 $22,270 4.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 560 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,390 $14.66 $15.38 $31,980 6.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 660 $9.35 $11.26 $23,420 6.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $7.50 $8.32 $17,300 6.1 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (8) $24.62 $24.18 $50,300 18.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $7.66 $8.28 $17,210 8.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $13.04 $13.19 $27,440 6.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $13.98 $13.62 $28,320 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 440 $7.88 $9.08 $18,880 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $7.47 $7.82 $16,270 4.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,910 $7.85 $8.70 $18,100 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $9.52 $10.45 $21,740 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 490 $7.29 $7.43 $15,450 4.0 %

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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