Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Dothan, AL



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 Dothan, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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 Dothan, AL (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 58,520 $12.63 $16.44 $34,190 1.8 %
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 2,370 $32.61 $38.54 $80,170 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 (5) $84.34 $175,420 9.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,080 $32.50 $39.42 $82,000 3.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 (4) (4) $16,610 4.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $39.60 $44.94 $93,480 5.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $32.32 $35.84 $74,550 8.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 110 $40.13 $42.92 $89,280 5.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $30.63 $32.34 $67,260 4.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $35.10 $37.53 $78,060 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $27.03 $30.15 $62,700 8.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $72,430 3.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $41.49 $44.20 $91,940 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $20.31 $20.35 $42,320 5.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $17.57 $18.64 $38,780 11.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $41.86 $47.38 $98,560 10.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $24.68 $25.95 $53,970 4.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $38.65 $39.36 $81,870 5.9 %
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 1,260 $23.06 $27.38 $56,950 4.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $17.99 $20.68 $43,020 5.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $20.91 $23.62 $49,130 6.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $30.73 $27.04 $56,240 16.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $19.09 $20.06 $41,730 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $18.89 $25.58 $53,200 12.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $14.47 $15.46 $32,150 7.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $22.65 $22.27 $46,310 6.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $22.34 $26.70 $55,540 10.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 50 $28.41 $28.76 $59,830 4.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 330 $23.95 $31.82 $66,190 8.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $18.56 $21.81 $45,370 9.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $27.34 $27.93 $58,100 6.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $27.64 $25.96 $54,000 2.5 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 310 $23.78 $24.88 $51,740 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $19.84 $20.42 $42,470 3.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $28.81 $28.79 $59,890 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 $19.43 $19.31 $40,160 2.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $30.85 $30.30 $63,020 2.9 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 700 $29.64 $30.26 $62,940 3.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $34.12 $31.22 $64,950 4.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $35.32 $39.33 $81,800 3.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $32.43 $31.87 $66,290 2.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $18.10 $18.64 $38,780 2.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $18.93 $19.88 $41,350 4.3 %
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 210 $25.88 $27.74 $57,700 4.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 530 $16.75 $17.65 $36,700 4.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 50 $24.49 $23.99 $49,910 3.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 $17.06 $18.08 $37,600 8.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $18.46 $19.21 $39,950 4.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $9.14 $10.63 $22,120 13.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 60 $11.22 $11.46 $23,830 4.7 %
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 250 $26.57 $40.29 $83,790 27.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $48.50 $62.73 $130,490 26.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $15.29 $16.09 $33,470 6.1 %
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 2,940 $20.18 $18.98 $39,470 2.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40 $11.82 $12.81 $26,650 10.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $37,350 3.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 580 (4) (4) $44,950 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $46,400 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 590 (4) (4) $46,540 3.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $48,330 2.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (4) (4) $42,600 13.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $48,210 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $43,190 2.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $11.80 $13.31 $27,680 4.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 320 (4) (4) $24,360 4.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $23.85 $23.09 $48,020 2.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $30.95 $32.32 $67,230 13.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 270 (4) (4) $18,980 2.1 %
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 500 $14.23 $15.59 $32,430 4.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $12.97 $13.48 $28,040 4.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $18.45 $18.19 $37,840 13.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $17.16 $18.58 $38,650 6.5 %
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 4,850 $22.30 $29.26 $60,860 6.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 (5) $104.06 $216,440 20.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $53.16 $52.56 $109,330 2.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General 30 (5) $106.05 $220,590 16.1 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) $40.85 $42.06 $87,490 7.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 200 (5) $90.71 $188,680 17.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $36.27 $37.82 $78,670 10.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,660 $24.56 $25.49 $53,020 1.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $34.61 $36.04 $74,960 3.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 $31.49 $34.85 $72,500 5.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $23.31 $23.25 $48,360 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $26.84 $29.34 $61,020 5.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $23.69 $24.21 $50,370 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $15.04 $15.45 $32,130 4.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $21.32 $21.14 $43,980 4.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $27.84 $26.04 $54,160 7.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $24.39 $24.42 $50,800 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 40 $10.83 $11.37 $23,650 3.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $12.07 $12.13 $25,230 6.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $16.09 $16.51 $34,330 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 800 $15.84 $15.63 $32,500 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $11.03 $11.61 $24,140 4.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 100 $12.63 $23.25 $48,360 12.4 %
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 1,750 $10.17 $11.09 $23,070 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 300 $9.08 $9.08 $18,890 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 650 $9.08 $9.33 $19,400 2.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $23.22 $24.00 $49,920 3.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 110 $12.92 $13.42 $27,910 6.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 330 $11.22 $11.69 $24,320 4.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $13.76 $13.58 $28,240 3.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $8.50 $9.32 $19,380 9.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $11.30 $11.65 $24,230 3.6 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,160 $14.72 $15.25 $31,730 3.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 100 $13.37 $13.72 $28,540 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $16.77 $17.86 $37,150 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 350 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $9.35 $9.84 $20,470 3.2 %
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 4,700 $7.89 $8.68 $18,050 2.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 520 $11.52 $12.72 $26,460 10.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $7.51 $7.80 $16,220 4.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $8.26 $8.66 $18,020 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 490 $8.90 $9.10 $18,930 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 390 $8.25 $8.26 $17,190 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 80 $7.60 $7.85 $16,340 5.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,110 $7.47 $7.70 $16,020 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 130 $7.52 $8.25 $17,150 5.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 880 $7.66 $7.78 $16,190 3.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $8.43 $8.45 $17,580 3.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 $7.40 $7.45 $15,500 5.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 190 $7.85 $7.91 $16,460 4.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.81 $9.75 $20,280 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 1,660 $8.64 $9.45 $19,650 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $10.19 $11.38 $23,670 6.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $18.14 $18.57 $38,630 8.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $8.06 $8.72 $18,130 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 410 $8.16 $8.25 $17,160 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 190 $9.58 $9.96 $20,720 2.3 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,350 $8.64 $10.51 $21,860 5.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $15.40 $15.17 $31,550 4.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $7.30 $7.28 $15,130 6.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $7.62 $7.91 $16,450 4.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $12.56 $15.26 $31,730 13.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 310 $7.58 $7.76 $16,130 3.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $8.11 $9.42 $19,590 3.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $9.12 $9.29 $19,330 5.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.61 $10.74 $22,330 8.3 %
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 7,270 $9.87 $13.00 $27,030 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 920 $15.73 $17.00 $35,360 4.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $26.78 $27.67 $57,550 3.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,950 $7.41 $7.92 $16,480 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $9.85 $10.17 $21,160 4.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $12.85 $13.22 $27,500 8.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,420 $9.18 $11.42 $23,750 4.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $15.09 $17.79 $36,990 3.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $17.51 $17.41 $36,210 7.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 70 $16.48 $20.27 $42,160 10.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 $23.06 $28.13 $58,510 16.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 820 $18.29 $20.66 $42,970 3.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9,830 $12.13 $13.38 $27,830 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 760 $19.11 $22.48 $46,750 6.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $9.51 $10.13 $21,070 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $13.81 $14.38 $29,900 5.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 310 $12.57 $13.17 $27,400 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,000 $14.23 $14.40 $29,960 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $13.47 $13.32 $27,700 4.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $11.78 $12.83 $26,690 4.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 390 $10.58 $10.86 $22,580 8.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $11.54 $12.36 $25,710 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 620 $12.37 $12.67 $26,350 4.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $17.82 $17.24 $35,860 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $10.31 $10.10 $21,000 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $7.84 $7.98 $16,600 3.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $13.58 $12.90 $26,830 6.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $13.68 $13.49 $28,070 7.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 $8.98 $10.69 $22,230 9.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $13.45 $13.65 $28,390 4.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $10.54 $10.91 $22,690 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $15.93 $15.87 $33,010 7.7 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 80 $19.68 $19.29 $40,120 5.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $12.83 $13.23 $27,520 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $16.87 $17.53 $36,450 4.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $12.84 $12.04 $25,050 8.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 190 $23.19 $22.43 $46,640 2.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $22.28 $20.31 $42,240 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $16.70 $20.32 $42,260 8.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 180 $12.07 $12.73 $26,490 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 990 $8.70 $9.60 $19,960 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 210 $18.72 $20.13 $41,880 3.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 110 $10.87 $12.51 $26,020 12.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $12.21 $12.65 $26,320 4.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,500 $12.68 $12.86 $26,740 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $10.59 $11.08 $23,040 3.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $9.83 $11.42 $23,750 18.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,010 $9.14 $9.77 $20,310 1.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $13.66 $14.01 $29,140 5.8 %
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 300 $13.04 $13.50 $28,080 3.7 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 30 $20.91 $20.71 $43,070 2.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 100 $11.99 $11.90 $24,750 6.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 70 $12.77 $12.69 $26,400 4.0 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,450 $14.24 $16.79 $34,920 5.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 460 $20.57 $28.34 $58,950 12.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 180 $14.55 $15.24 $31,700 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $11.46 $12.18 $25,330 4.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 310 $7.77 $9.38 $19,510 5.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 $14.82 $16.46 $34,230 8.1 %
47-2111 Electricians (8) $14.07 $13.98 $29,080 4.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $14.51 $17.01 $35,380 3.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $13.67 $13.68 $28,460 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $11.22 $12.41 $25,810 16.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $12.49 $13.03 $27,100 3.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 180 $16.25 $17.17 $35,720 12.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $8.84 $9.08 $18,880 9.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 60 $9.91 $10.59 $22,030 4.4 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $7.89 $7.86 $16,350 4.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $12.52 $13.29 $27,650 1.8 %
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 2,870 $15.81 $17.28 $35,940 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $21.13 $23.46 $48,790 3.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $23.03 $20.12 $41,850 6.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 40 $13.78 $13.62 $28,320 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $19.79 $20.49 $42,630 13.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 300 $14.31 $15.78 $32,810 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $19.29 $19.60 $40,760 3.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $18.37 $18.94 $39,400 8.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $18.09 $18.65 $38,800 3.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $9.70 $10.02 $20,830 8.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $16.85 $17.69 $36,800 6.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $13.54 $14.32 $29,780 7.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $11.42 $11.59 $24,110 6.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 190 $21.23 $20.35 $42,330 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 $13.16 $13.63 $28,360 2.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $17.60 $19.81 $41,200 7.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $21.78 $20.96 $43,590 3.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 $24.58 $23.62 $49,120 8.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $10.35 $11.16 $23,210 3.0 %
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 5,670 $11.23 $13.06 $27,170 4.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 490 $19.08 $23.40 $48,680 6.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $13.96 $14.02 $29,160 3.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 710 $8.43 $9.28 $19,290 2.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 $9.83 $10.00 $20,810 4.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $13.11 $13.57 $28,220 5.9 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $13.01 $12.74 $26,500 3.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $12.71 $12.89 $26,800 2.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $15.41 $16.94 $35,230 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 370 $12.65 $13.15 $27,350 2.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $11.99 $12.44 $25,870 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.25 $8.42 $17,510 4.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $10.04 $10.56 $21,960 2.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $10.97 $12.04 $25,040 11.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $9.66 $10.91 $22,700 13.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $10.54 $10.65 $22,140 3.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $19.90 $19.37 $40,290 5.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $11.23 $13.14 $27,330 10.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 140 $14.04 $14.20 $29,530 4.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $14.18 $14.00 $29,110 10.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 220 $11.29 $11.12 $23,120 8.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $18.02 $19.36 $40,280 8.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 130 $10.27 $10.46 $21,750 5.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 100 $8.32 $8.26 $17,170 5.3 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,580 $11.14 $13.33 $27,720 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $16.23 $16.96 $35,270 4.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $26.31 $27.18 $56,530 5.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 320 $7.40 $7.42 $15,430 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $9.04 $12.47 $25,930 9.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,150 $20.72 $19.72 $41,020 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 470 $12.34 $14.14 $29,410 5.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $12.85 $12.78 $26,580 4.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (8) $8.14 $8.44 $17,550 6.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,590 $9.23 $9.95 $20,690 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $9.60 $10.56 $21,960 6.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 310 $8.71 $9.60 $19,960 5.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $10.68 $10.70 $22,260 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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