Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chico, CA



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 Chico, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

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 Chico, CA (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 69,680 $14.45 $19.05 $39,630 2.2 %
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 3,020 $36.85 $40.25 $83,710 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $65.02 $72.14 $150,060 6.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 950 $37.62 $42.07 $87,510 3.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $44.60 $54.24 $112,810 12.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $31.49 $38.57 $80,220 4.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $26.10 $29.37 $61,080 6.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $43.92 $49.80 $103,590 9.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 200 $38.72 $45.86 $95,390 6.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $34.67 $36.78 $76,500 5.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $49.77 $53.95 $112,220 7.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $100,880 6.0 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other (8) $52.75 $47.73 $99,270 14.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $18.65 $19.35 $40,250 3.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $43.07 $42.85 $89,120 3.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $10.07 $15.31 $31,850 12.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $29.07 $33.31 $69,280 6.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $42.06 $41.57 $86,470 4.2 %
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 2,090 $25.66 $27.66 $57,530 3.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $21.96 $23.18 $48,220 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $33.79 $33.90 $70,510 2.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $23.01 $26.34 $54,790 6.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $28.27 $30.30 $63,010 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $22.51 $26.18 $54,460 10.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $26.10 $26.80 $55,740 3.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 230 $27.47 $27.45 $57,100 3.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 530 $20.60 $24.61 $51,190 8.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $26.03 $27.52 $57,240 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $24.61 $25.17 $52,350 4.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $30.41 $30.66 $63,780 12.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $27.48 $30.00 $62,390 5.6 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $34.03 $31.50 $65,520 8.0 %
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 $26.73 $29.48 $61,310 4.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $28.18 $29.21 $60,750 7.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $35.59 $36.48 $75,890 11.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $37.86 $45.91 $95,490 16.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $19.14 $19.06 $39,650 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $38.23 $40.42 $84,080 7.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $26.41 $29.07 $60,460 5.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $30.33 $31.73 $66,010 6.5 %
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 540 $30.17 $31.82 $66,180 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $35.00 $35.93 $74,730 2.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 $34.20 $34.68 $72,140 2.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $21.28 $23.22 $48,300 6.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $19.62 $22.80 $47,430 4.4 %
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 480 $23.17 $25.40 $52,820 7.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $27.38 $29.13 $60,590 4.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $19.67 $21.79 $45,320 4.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $33.36 $37.94 $78,920 11.6 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 30 $14.80 $20.92 $43,520 18.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,450 $20.87 $21.32 $44,350 4.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $26.52 $29.34 $61,020 8.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $19.61 $18.44 $38,360 7.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $14.44 $15.87 $33,000 7.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $17.44 $18.26 $37,970 4.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 300 $13.43 $14.62 $30,410 6.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $21.38 $21.12 $43,930 5.0 %
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 450 $21.15 $35.17 $73,160 13.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $51.03 $61.03 $126,940 17.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 130 $17.96 $16.99 $35,350 10.5 %
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 6,740 $25.31 $26.33 $54,770 9.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 430 $9.69 $10.41 $21,660 3.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (4) (4) $56,700 4.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,510 (4) (4) $64,250 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 50 (4) (4) $56,030 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $62,060 6.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (8) (4) (4) $71,430 15.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $59,000 6.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $18.91 $18.66 $38,810 11.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $27.74 $30.71 $63,880 7.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (8) $28.81 $27.97 $58,190 6.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,500 (4) (4) $24,160 3.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $15.78 $19.38 $40,310 8.9 %
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 920 $16.22 $19.79 $41,160 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $15.08 $16.72 $34,780 4.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 200 (4) (4) $42,430 10.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $12.64 $15.02 $31,230 9.1 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $21.72 $24.48 $50,910 5.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) $20.22 $21.68 $45,090 4.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $9.58 $12.51 $26,020 11.8 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 4,560 $32.43 $35.02 $72,850 3.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $28.93 $28.75 $59,810 4.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $61.72 $60.55 $125,940 2.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 $72.48 $88.14 $183,320 13.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 (5) $92.99 $193,410 13.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $48.68 $47.83 $99,490 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,660 $38.67 $39.56 $82,290 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $41.81 $41.04 $85,370 3.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $40.48 $40.43 $84,100 4.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $28.33 $28.62 $59,540 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $36.41 $38.39 $79,860 5.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $37.10 $36.51 $75,940 2.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $13.90 $14.87 $30,920 3.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $46.36 $46.51 $96,730 5.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $23.11 $25.91 $53,880 2.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $26.30 $26.85 $55,850 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 260 $17.98 $17.90 $37,240 2.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $14.74 $14.96 $31,110 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 740 $21.78 $22.10 $45,960 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $12.77 $14.19 $29,520 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $12.79 $14.06 $29,240 7.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 130 $19.17 $22.79 $47,410 2.4 %
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 3,280 $11.52 $12.74 $26,490 3.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 590 $9.39 $9.96 $20,720 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,180 $10.83 $11.19 $23,280 3.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $11.51 $11.87 $24,680 7.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $43.85 $39.80 $82,790 7.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 350 $14.72 $14.83 $30,840 5.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 550 $13.28 $13.50 $28,090 2.0 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $12.51 $12.11 $25,190 9.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $16.43 $16.29 $33,890 2.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $9.31 $10.96 $22,800 4.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $10.97 $11.42 $23,760 4.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 150 $13.28 $13.78 $28,660 5.3 %
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 1,300 $20.70 $21.91 $45,580 4.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $26.90 $30.24 $62,900 9.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 310 $16.91 $18.80 $39,110 7.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $29.35 $31.59 $65,710 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 280 $9.66 $11.01 $22,910 4.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $10.42 $11.36 $23,630 8.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 $20.40 $19.60 $40,770 2.6 %
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 7,190 $9.03 $9.80 $20,380 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 440 $12.04 $13.44 $27,960 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 680 $8.73 $8.75 $18,200 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $11.36 $11.76 $24,450 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 470 $10.36 $10.74 $22,350 5.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 40 $9.35 $9.90 $20,600 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 560 $9.11 $9.71 $20,190 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 330 $8.70 $8.91 $18,530 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,130 $8.93 $9.50 $19,750 3.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 490 $9.14 $9.53 $19,830 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 920 $8.85 $9.65 $20,080 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 $9.18 $9.32 $19,380 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $8.84 $8.87 $18,460 2.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 410 $8.66 $8.70 $18,090 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $8.73 $8.75 $18,190 2.8 %
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 2,230 $11.07 $12.15 $25,280 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $14.16 $15.63 $32,520 4.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $20.96 $21.43 $44,570 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 830 $11.35 $11.93 $24,820 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 470 $9.09 $9.36 $19,460 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $14.02 $15.09 $31,390 8.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 590 $11.75 $12.63 $26,260 3.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 30 $11.33 $12.16 $25,300 8.9 %
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 2,410 $9.27 $11.05 $22,990 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $16.47 $17.22 $35,820 3.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $9.09 $9.36 $19,470 3.4 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 160 $9.31 $10.67 $22,200 6.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $9.13 $9.67 $20,110 2.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 80 $10.34 $10.85 $22,560 4.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 250 $9.56 $10.68 $22,220 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 630 $8.81 $8.97 $18,650 4.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 220 $15.60 $17.66 $36,740 6.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 430 $9.08 $9.94 $20,680 4.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 7,560 $10.88 $14.24 $29,630 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 720 $16.78 $18.06 $37,560 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $24.41 $25.78 $53,620 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,970 $9.42 $11.44 $23,800 3.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 500 $10.61 $11.71 $24,360 3.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 110 $12.55 $13.40 $27,870 3.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,890 $9.35 $11.27 $23,430 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $21.18 $24.31 $50,560 5.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $18.85 $24.30 $50,540 17.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $23.79 $33.99 $70,690 27.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 190 $19.42 $24.27 $50,480 7.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 330 $18.66 $22.85 $47,520 4.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $8.80 $8.84 $18,390 3.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) $50.36 $59.92 $124,630 21.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $14.80 $17.90 $37,230 8.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $12.34 $13.07 $27,180 8.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 70 $15.20 $18.04 $37,520 7.2 %
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 12,110 $13.90 $15.10 $31,420 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 780 $21.38 $22.30 $46,370 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $11.64 $12.38 $25,760 3.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $14.43 $14.52 $30,190 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 260 $14.60 $14.64 $30,460 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,050 $16.07 $16.48 $34,280 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $18.10 $18.12 $37,680 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 400 $11.15 $11.86 $24,670 4.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 660 $13.10 $14.67 $30,520 5.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $9.58 $10.82 $22,510 4.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $9.76 $10.17 $21,160 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 210 $13.05 $14.17 $29,470 4.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 30 $16.10 $15.89 $33,040 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $17.16 $16.91 $35,170 3.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $13.81 $13.94 $28,990 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $12.40 $13.94 $28,990 6.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $17.03 $17.40 $36,200 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $11.32 $11.59 $24,110 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 $15.58 $17.28 $35,940 8.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $13.65 $13.68 $28,450 4.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $26.39 $23.56 $49,010 6.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $25.25 $24.57 $51,100 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $24.86 $23.40 $48,670 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $15.86 $16.19 $33,670 5.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 260 $13.46 $14.61 $30,390 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 910 $10.36 $11.68 $24,280 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 730 $17.76 $18.86 $39,230 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 690 $13.11 $13.11 $27,280 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 520 $14.37 $14.47 $30,100 3.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) $10.19 $12.02 $24,990 8.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $9.95 $11.50 $23,930 5.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $15.40 $17.09 $35,550 9.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 220 $16.73 $17.31 $36,000 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,550 $12.30 $13.11 $27,260 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 820 $11.36 $12.95 $26,930 7.6 %
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 850 $11.43 $14.55 $30,270 7.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 80 $23.30 $25.52 $53,080 12.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 80 $9.10 $9.29 $19,310 2.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 290 $9.49 $9.94 $20,680 4.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 $11.64 $12.87 $26,760 8.0 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 130 $17.92 $17.26 $35,900 3.1 %
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 2,730 $18.66 $20.51 $42,670 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 180 $29.11 $31.03 $64,540 3.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $27.68 $27.63 $57,480 7.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 290 $14.26 $16.20 $33,710 7.1 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $23.65 $21.35 $44,400 6.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 $21.00 $20.64 $42,930 7.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 760 $15.65 $17.05 $35,450 5.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $24.70 $22.74 $47,300 13.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $26.06 $27.30 $56,790 5.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 170 $24.09 $25.53 $53,110 6.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $16.33 $16.51 $34,340 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $24.24 $23.95 $49,830 5.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 40 $24.88 $25.02 $52,040 4.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $17.44 $17.92 $37,270 4.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 60 $21.68 $22.37 $46,520 5.4 %
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 2,490 $17.87 $19.45 $40,460 3.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $25.85 $28.00 $58,230 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $15.09 $14.80 $30,770 5.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $29.58 $29.45 $61,250 3.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $17.67 $18.82 $39,140 9.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 340 $16.62 $18.01 $37,460 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 50 $19.56 $20.21 $42,040 3.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $18.29 $19.22 $39,970 7.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $22.37 $22.35 $46,490 2.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $14.92 $15.81 $32,880 8.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $11.86 $13.11 $27,270 9.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $17.74 $18.80 $39,100 10.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 $21.10 $21.25 $44,200 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 $15.69 $16.71 $34,750 2.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $28.16 $27.31 $56,800 5.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $14.82 $15.31 $31,840 5.8 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $16.41 $17.21 $35,800 10.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $10.14 $11.70 $24,330 8.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 140 $14.36 $16.89 $35,130 7.0 %
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 3,320 $14.09 $15.68 $32,610 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 190 $22.78 $25.46 $52,950 4.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 30 $11.64 $11.77 $24,490 4.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $16.19 $16.00 $33,290 5.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 140 $10.94 $12.27 $25,520 4.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 80 $13.26 $13.51 $28,110 4.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $15.10 $15.45 $32,140 3.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $18.28 $17.78 $36,970 4.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.61 $15.51 $32,250 8.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $16.41 $16.64 $34,620 6.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 120 $14.82 $17.13 $35,640 6.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $13.23 $14.38 $29,920 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 100 $8.97 $9.18 $19,080 2.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $10.83 $10.73 $22,310 4.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $13.96 $14.13 $29,400 3.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $10.94 $11.61 $24,150 7.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $26.87 $27.00 $56,160 3.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 80 $12.09 $14.39 $29,930 7.6 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 30 $14.34 $15.14 $31,490 9.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 70 $17.55 $18.47 $38,420 6.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 190 $10.57 $11.49 $23,890 6.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $12.88 $14.26 $29,670 8.0 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 120 $10.22 $10.84 $22,540 3.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 140 $9.82 $10.73 $22,310 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 110 $11.80 $12.49 $25,980 4.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 90 $10.03 $10.47 $21,780 2.7 %
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 3,370 $11.92 $14.01 $29,140 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $18.33 $18.62 $38,720 5.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $24.10 $25.36 $52,750 6.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 90 $13.56 $13.50 $28,080 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 150 $9.01 $14.43 $30,020 21.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 590 $15.99 $16.97 $35,310 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 430 $13.24 $15.36 $31,940 8.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $9.27 $10.16 $21,130 6.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $9.19 $10.15 $21,110 9.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 180 $16.47 $16.20 $33,690 4.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 180 $9.26 $9.71 $20,190 2.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 880 $10.88 $11.48 $23,880 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 380 $9.05 $9.57 $19,910 2.6 %

About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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