Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Charleston, WV



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 Charleston, WV, a metropolitan statistical area in West 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 Charleston, WV (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 146,180 $14.29 $17.90 $37,240 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 6,630 $30.26 $35.91 $74,690 3.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 740 $45.81 $57.10 $118,770 7.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,920 $31.72 $37.65 $78,310 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 (4) (4) $26,780 7.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 170 $24.85 $25.24 $52,510 2.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $29.57 $35.25 $73,320 6.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $36.95 $38.49 $80,070 5.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 490 $28.36 $29.79 $61,970 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 $34.69 $36.80 $76,530 4.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 460 $29.21 $34.98 $72,760 8.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $37.30 $38.80 $80,710 5.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $37.73 $40.45 $84,140 5.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $26.13 $29.99 $62,370 7.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $31.49 $34.71 $72,190 7.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $34.10 $38.66 $80,410 7.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 410 (4) (4) $61,740 6.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $31.21 $31.66 $65,850 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 110 $46.48 $49.78 $103,540 6.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 170 $18.43 $18.97 $39,460 3.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $33.27 $37.55 $78,100 22.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 430 $27.43 $30.77 $63,990 4.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $25.62 $25.79 $53,630 1.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 120 $14.25 $20.63 $42,910 12.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 150 $21.80 $23.29 $48,430 7.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 340 $27.27 $30.20 $62,820 5.2 %
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 5,570 $22.17 $25.17 $52,350 4.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $19.35 $19.35 $40,250 3.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $20.13 $22.55 $46,910 5.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 740 $22.52 $24.62 $51,200 11.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 340 $18.13 $20.38 $42,390 5.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $20.22 $23.17 $48,190 4.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $20.39 $19.99 $41,580 3.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 140 $23.32 $22.80 $47,430 6.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 180 $25.47 $25.37 $52,760 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 230 $23.68 $25.80 $53,670 4.9 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $29.88 $30.22 $62,860 4.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $31.04 $33.18 $69,010 4.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $20.20 $20.61 $42,870 9.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 830 $25.11 $25.41 $52,850 5.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,290 $21.20 $27.91 $58,060 11.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 $15.16 $17.72 $36,870 6.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $19.90 $23.44 $48,750 6.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 230 $25.69 $26.24 $54,590 8.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 150 $16.93 $19.67 $40,910 8.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 140 $32.07 $34.79 $72,370 7.3 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $31.41 $34.95 $72,700 3.1 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 50 $18.01 $21.52 $44,770 11.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $22.73 $25.22 $52,460 4.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $13.95 $17.63 $36,660 11.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $11.94 $12.59 $26,190 7.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 110 $22.71 $22.88 $47,600 5.1 %
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 1,940 $22.87 $25.30 $52,620 4.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 550 $21.94 $23.55 $48,990 4.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 110 $35.83 $35.67 $74,190 2.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $29.63 $30.39 $63,220 5.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 450 $16.51 $17.80 $37,030 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $30.40 $31.56 $65,640 4.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $25.65 $26.20 $54,490 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 180 $25.48 $30.98 $64,440 7.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 190 $22.05 $24.84 $51,670 6.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 80 $29.06 $28.58 $59,450 5.1 %
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 2,450 $27.15 $29.39 $61,140 4.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $39.84 $44.00 $91,520 12.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 170 $18.56 $19.69 $40,950 5.0 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 90 $46.34 $47.12 $98,020 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 410 $33.18 $33.87 $70,450 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $40.07 $38.91 $80,930 2.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 100 $31.42 $31.84 $66,240 3.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 80 $25.36 $27.65 $57,500 6.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $32.58 $32.01 $66,590 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $32.65 $38.66 $80,400 13.3 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 120 $32.68 $36.61 $76,160 7.6 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 40 $41.18 $52.09 $108,360 20.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 70 $25.20 $28.87 $60,060 7.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $22.64 $23.21 $48,270 4.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 100 $20.99 $21.26 $44,220 6.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 250 $19.64 $20.02 $41,640 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 $26.61 $23.80 $49,500 4.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 110 $17.60 $18.15 $37,760 2.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 60 $23.75 $23.39 $48,650 6.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $18.57 $18.88 $39,260 5.5 %
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 1,680 $18.76 $22.19 $46,160 5.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $20.59 $27.03 $56,230 12.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 210 $21.26 $22.23 $46,240 2.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 120 $35.69 $39.52 $82,190 8.0 %
19-3011 Economists 50 $16.37 $17.05 $35,450 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $15.20 $21.39 $44,490 10.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 150 $23.20 $24.53 $51,030 6.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $22.88 $23.84 $49,580 1.8 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 340 $17.00 $17.54 $36,480 4.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 170 $15.25 $17.59 $36,600 12.3 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (8) $9.49 $14.61 $30,390 15.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $16.38 $17.69 $36,790 12.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 50 $15.28 $17.57 $36,550 11.6 %
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 2,480 $13.94 $15.56 $32,370 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 320 $20.02 $20.37 $42,370 5.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $17.96 $18.43 $38,340 3.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $18.19 $18.87 $39,250 3.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 800 $13.93 $14.26 $29,670 2.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $20.12 $20.07 $41,740 4.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $17.38 $19.39 $40,330 8.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $14.34 $15.90 $33,080 6.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 530 $8.66 $9.25 $19,230 2.6 %
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 2,130 $24.98 $31.47 $65,460 6.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 960 $37.20 $45.07 $93,750 7.7 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 30 $17.01 $19.66 $40,880 5.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 110 $27.21 $31.92 $66,400 23.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 860 $16.95 $17.77 $36,970 3.0 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 40 $20.09 $20.63 $42,910 9.8 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 $21.64 $21.47 $44,650 2.4 %
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 5,820 $19.95 $19.66 $40,900 1.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $46,140 10.5 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 200 (4) (4) $49,260 1.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,820 2.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $15.08 $19.01 $39,530 11.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $9.95 $11.68 $24,290 5.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $44,810 2.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,030 (4) (4) $44,380 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,100 (4) (4) $42,360 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 400 (4) (4) $47,140 3.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 350 (4) (4) $43,530 6.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $40,430 6.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $8.38 $8.50 $17,680 5.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 180 (4) (4) $38,320 2.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $23.24 $22.71 $47,250 2.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $13.01 $12.88 $26,790 4.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $20.82 $22.17 $46,110 9.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 600 (4) (4) $24,460 1.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 110 $11.76 $12.37 $25,730 2.9 %
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 1,220 $16.24 $18.87 $39,250 4.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.93 $10.04 $20,870 4.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $18.12 $19.30 $40,150 4.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $10.54 $12.02 $25,000 6.2 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $14.65 $15.79 $32,840 7.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 240 $18.22 $20.15 $41,920 5.8 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $19.74 $21.37 $44,460 5.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $10.77 $10.69 $22,240 5.8 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) $10.46 $11.92 $24,800 8.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $12.36 $14.17 $29,470 6.3 %
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 9,660 $22.97 $27.90 $58,040 3.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $44.49 $48.86 $101,620 13.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $23.85 $24.75 $51,490 4.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 430 $57.27 $54.03 $112,380 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 (5) $84.95 $176,690 13.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (5) (5) (5) 15.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 380 $63.76 $67.13 $139,640 16.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 130 $36.84 $37.72 $78,460 1.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,690 $25.25 $26.81 $55,770 1.7 %
29-1121 Audiologists 50 $21.81 $21.29 $44,290 14.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $30.75 $30.32 $63,060 8.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $36.97 $36.28 $75,460 6.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 160 $20.22 $20.36 $42,340 1.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 340 $23.06 $22.57 $46,940 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $38.49 $38.61 $80,300 7.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 240 $23.60 $23.86 $49,630 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 220 $15.76 $15.70 $32,660 6.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $24.07 $24.08 $50,090 3.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 60 $23.15 $23.33 $48,530 3.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 430 $19.47 $19.41 $40,380 2.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 350 $10.70 $11.39 $23,690 2.8 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 120 $9.12 $9.82 $20,430 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 520 $10.70 $11.04 $22,960 1.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 190 $14.23 $14.58 $30,320 1.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $12.97 $14.01 $29,140 14.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 770 $15.51 $15.71 $32,680 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $10.76 $11.62 $24,180 2.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $15.65 $15.88 $33,040 4.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 100 $29.14 $28.81 $59,930 4.4 %
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 4,430 $9.60 $10.45 $21,740 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,150 $7.77 $8.43 $17,530 4.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,230 $9.70 $10.02 $20,850 1.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $22.05 $21.50 $44,720 3.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 110 $17.67 $17.52 $36,440 4.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 50 $12.59 $12.79 $26,610 10.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $12.42 $12.40 $25,790 3.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 840 $10.71 $11.49 $23,900 4.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $11.86 $12.94 $26,910 5.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $12.13 $12.15 $25,280 4.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 140 $8.78 $9.50 $19,770 4.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $8.89 $9.14 $19,010 4.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 240 $10.17 $10.82 $22,500 2.2 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3,620 $11.07 $13.40 $27,870 5.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $29.98 $30.24 $62,890 7.2 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $14.56 $18.09 $37,630 10.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $19.49 $25.24 $52,510 16.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 680 $18.55 $17.72 $36,860 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,820 $8.78 $10.13 $21,080 4.1 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $8.62 $8.83 $18,370 4.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11,260 $7.96 $8.87 $18,460 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $15.21 $18.73 $38,950 8.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 770 $12.81 $14.15 $29,420 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 640 $9.37 $9.71 $20,190 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 830 $8.87 $9.26 $19,250 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 100 $9.21 $9.44 $19,640 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 520 $7.91 $8.92 $18,560 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $8.57 $9.25 $19,230 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,540 $7.73 $7.94 $16,520 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 90 $7.74 $8.11 $16,860 5.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,070 $8.11 $8.72 $18,130 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 280 $7.76 $8.23 $17,120 4.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $7.71 $8.05 $16,730 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $8.00 $8.31 $17,290 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $7.88 $8.14 $16,940 2.9 %
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 4,180 $8.67 $9.70 $20,190 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $11.14 $12.12 $25,220 3.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $18.12 $19.79 $41,160 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,270 $8.51 $9.65 $20,060 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $8.45 $8.91 $18,540 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $11.49 $12.99 $27,010 7.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 680 $8.57 $9.03 $18,790 3.0 %
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 3,200 $8.44 $9.62 $20,010 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $15.51 $18.17 $37,790 8.1 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (8) $11.37 $11.98 $24,920 5.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 180 $8.48 $13.38 $27,830 25.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 140 $7.75 $7.93 $16,500 4.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $7.67 $8.25 $17,160 4.1 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (8) $8.38 $8.63 $17,950 4.1 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 40 $8.12 $8.57 $17,820 3.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $8.55 $9.44 $19,640 6.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 460 $7.83 $8.56 $17,800 3.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,220 $8.36 $8.46 $17,590 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $10.63 $11.20 $23,300 4.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $11.43 $12.31 $25,610 4.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 14,380 $9.96 $15.15 $31,510 4.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,190 $13.84 $15.67 $32,600 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $33.06 $34.47 $71,700 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,650 $7.50 $8.22 $17,090 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 $8.21 $10.13 $21,070 8.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 290 $12.78 $13.17 $27,380 4.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,460 $8.81 $10.70 $22,260 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 140 $20.63 $25.44 $52,920 8.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 390 $22.15 $29.23 $60,800 11.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 780 $25.50 $24.06 $50,040 4.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 180 $30.31 $32.70 $68,010 7.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,610 $23.63 $29.72 $61,820 10.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 $12.34 $15.46 $32,160 4.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 230 $11.56 $17.58 $36,560 15.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $43.08 $38.79 $80,690 7.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 690 $10.84 $13.49 $28,060 9.5 %
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 27,400 $12.53 $13.86 $28,840 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,430 $18.87 $21.42 $44,550 3.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $9.48 $10.05 $20,900 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $12.35 $13.30 $27,660 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 790 $12.98 $13.36 $27,780 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,960 $12.77 $13.81 $28,710 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $14.06 $14.65 $30,470 2.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $15.75 $15.59 $32,430 5.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 710 $9.03 $9.54 $19,840 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,770 $10.86 $12.75 $26,520 4.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 $11.34 $11.70 $24,330 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $8.07 $8.58 $17,860 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 180 $11.20 $11.25 $23,410 1.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $7.79 $8.61 $17,900 5.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $16.13 $16.30 $33,910 7.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 160 $12.22 $12.41 $25,810 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $13.65 $15.67 $32,600 12.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $16.49 $16.12 $33,540 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 800 $10.23 $11.09 $23,070 3.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $10.69 $10.65 $22,140 4.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $18.30 $17.69 $36,800 3.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $14.53 $14.48 $30,110 8.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 170 $9.37 $10.42 $21,670 3.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $9.85 $10.10 $21,010 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $13.75 $14.66 $30,490 5.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $17.62 $17.38 $36,160 4.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $25.25 $24.39 $50,730 3.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $24.96 $23.33 $48,520 2.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 280 $24.47 $20.98 $43,640 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 $19.57 $19.53 $40,620 4.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 360 $13.04 $14.02 $29,160 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 120 $13.47 $15.18 $31,560 6.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,440 $16.97 $17.59 $36,580 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 540 $16.46 $16.82 $34,980 2.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 390 $12.74 $12.88 $26,790 2.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,210 $12.76 $12.96 $26,960 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 160 $16.10 $16.61 $34,560 6.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 660 $13.13 $13.88 $28,870 4.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $14.77 $14.70 $30,580 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 590 $13.08 $13.87 $28,860 5.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 140 $10.38 $11.22 $23,340 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,350 $11.19 $12.25 $25,490 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 270 $9.45 $10.55 $21,940 4.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $17.13 $17.69 $36,790 5.1 %
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 100 $11.45 $12.95 $26,940 7.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $11.70 $12.29 $25,560 4.4 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11,980 $20.92 $21.46 $44,640 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 820 $32.41 $32.75 $68,110 3.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $18.65 $19.76 $41,090 11.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 910 $16.51 $17.53 $36,470 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $15.44 $17.72 $36,860 10.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,570 $17.44 $18.91 $39,330 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 2,410 $22.92 $22.11 $45,980 2.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $16.83 $16.42 $34,150 13.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,150 $25.10 $25.09 $52,190 3.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 200 $13.11 $14.97 $31,130 16.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $12.43 $15.61 $32,460 22.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 570 $26.92 $23.66 $49,210 6.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $11.48 $14.20 $29,530 19.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 240 $20.19 $18.14 $37,720 17.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 130 $26.70 $25.08 $52,170 6.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $11.60 $13.28 $27,610 19.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 100 $11.37 $11.94 $24,830 4.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $16.43 $16.66 $34,660 3.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 120 $15.81 $17.88 $37,180 7.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $12.22 $12.81 $26,650 8.3 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 140 $19.00 $20.60 $42,850 12.6 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 190 $19.19 $19.18 $39,900 4.5 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 130 $19.49 $19.99 $41,570 4.2 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 310 $22.19 $24.65 $51,280 11.2 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 450 $21.25 $22.16 $46,090 7.7 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 390 $24.46 $24.87 $51,720 4.8 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (8) $12.64 $14.57 $30,310 11.3 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 230 $17.72 $17.78 $36,980 8.8 %
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 7,910 $17.08 $18.69 $38,870 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 670 $28.71 $28.66 $59,620 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 190 $17.49 $17.35 $36,080 4.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $31.02 $28.93 $60,180 5.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 160 $15.72 $16.91 $35,170 8.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $14.03 $16.22 $33,750 6.7 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 30 $29.53 $28.56 $59,400 4.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $13.79 $15.39 $32,010 6.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 850 $11.34 $13.24 $27,540 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 390 $17.47 $18.50 $38,480 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 690 $21.59 $21.02 $43,730 2.6 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 30 $12.34 $13.29 $27,640 10.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $8.16 $8.75 $18,200 9.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 100 $26.17 $24.32 $50,580 5.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 400 $14.38 $18.00 $37,430 9.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 470 $23.21 $21.97 $45,690 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,760 $14.73 $16.66 $34,660 4.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 150 $21.32 $20.85 $43,360 4.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $24.58 $25.38 $52,790 5.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 230 $28.14 $27.50 $57,190 7.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 190 $26.86 $24.09 $50,110 9.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 230 $12.63 $13.88 $28,880 4.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $8.41 $9.30 $19,350 3.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 230 $15.56 $16.10 $33,490 6.7 %
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 6,330 $16.30 $18.00 $37,440 4.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 500 $28.34 $28.50 $59,280 3.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $14.29 $15.08 $31,370 5.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 680 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $9.89 $10.29 $21,400 3.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $8.78 $9.96 $20,710 4.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $8.77 $10.53 $21,900 5.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.90 $10.15 $21,110 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 240 $18.09 $18.80 $39,090 5.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $24.54 $24.07 $50,070 6.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 530 $18.23 $21.77 $45,270 7.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $12.32 $13.79 $28,690 5.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $8.66 $9.14 $19,000 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $8.77 $9.20 $19,140 6.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $10.41 $10.63 $22,110 5.3 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 40 $9.40 $9.77 $20,320 3.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $9.84 $11.06 $23,010 3.7 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (8) $33.31 $30.41 $63,250 17.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 300 $14.75 $16.04 $33,360 6.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $22.83 $22.48 $46,750 3.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $15.51 $16.29 $33,890 9.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.48 $13.24 $27,530 6.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 310 $18.66 $18.25 $37,960 6.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $15.03 $14.62 $30,400 8.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.75 $13.07 $27,180 8.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $8.74 $9.04 $18,800 2.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 170 $12.89 $13.69 $28,480 5.8 %
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 11,820 $13.72 $15.79 $32,840 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $18.77 $21.95 $45,650 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 370 $22.61 $27.50 $57,210 7.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 180 $15.28 $14.52 $30,200 6.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 390 $11.12 $11.10 $23,080 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $9.97 $13.51 $28,110 14.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,710 $15.36 $16.49 $34,300 5.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,280 $9.93 $13.32 $27,710 8.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $7.80 $8.68 $18,060 3.6 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 60 $8.86 $8.96 $18,640 3.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 150 $26.33 $26.48 $55,070 5.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $14.51 $15.79 $32,840 12.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 630 $21.85 $21.69 $45,120 2.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 760 $16.62 $17.97 $37,380 6.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 360 $7.92 $8.93 $18,570 4.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,450 $11.01 $12.43 $25,860 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 $7.67 $8.99 $18,700 7.6 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 70 $21.95 $22.43 $46,650 4.2 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 220 $16.36 $17.18 $35,740 5.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $11.73 $11.40 $23,720 4.5 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 300 $24.27 $23.98 $49,880 3.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) $21.19 $17.47 $36,340 7.7 %

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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