Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fayetteville, NC



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 Fayetteville, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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 Fayetteville, NC (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 126,070 $13.39 $16.90 $35,150 3.9 %
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 3,890 $34.45 $37.91 $78,840 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 40 (5) $90.01 $187,220 9.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,110 $39.84 $45.37 $94,360 2.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $34.81 $40.17 $83,550 7.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 $36.54 $37.08 $77,120 3.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $41.78 $42.02 $87,400 2.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $40.42 $42.99 $89,420 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $37.69 $37.97 $78,970 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $37.10 $36.46 $75,850 2.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $36.74 $39.24 $81,620 5.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $16.76 $17.59 $36,580 12.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $63,990 3.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $31.92 $35.86 $74,590 8.3 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 290 $30.32 $32.28 $67,140 2.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $44.77 $45.70 $95,060 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 260 $18.88 $21.25 $44,200 4.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $16.26 $16.86 $35,070 9.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $36.13 $39.37 $81,890 4.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 $20.02 $23.26 $48,380 5.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $28.90 $30.83 $64,120 3.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 210 $42.04 $42.53 $88,460 3.7 %
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 5,440 $27.85 $28.93 $60,180 3.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $22.19 $22.18 $46,130 5.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $24.97 $26.80 $55,740 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 320 $28.65 $28.25 $58,750 1.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $23.09 $25.56 $53,160 2.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $26.70 $27.45 $57,100 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $19.11 $20.21 $42,040 2.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $22.09 $22.69 $47,200 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 $26.08 $27.01 $56,170 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 200 $29.24 $30.49 $63,410 2.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 580 $27.13 $30.06 $62,530 5.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 300 $31.23 $31.72 $65,980 3.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,640 $30.76 $31.88 $66,310 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 660 $24.42 $27.32 $56,830 5.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 200 $31.68 $31.85 $66,240 1.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $26.70 $30.15 $62,700 14.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (8) $21.25 $24.78 $51,550 3.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $9.89 $10.62 $22,090 6.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 130 $15.74 $22.74 $47,290 18.4 %
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 1,640 $30.78 $32.07 $66,700 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $54.34 $44.46 $92,470 17.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $34.74 $35.22 $73,250 2.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 70 $36.84 $37.24 $77,460 4.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 390 $20.71 $21.62 $44,970 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $28.37 $29.19 $60,710 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $29.84 $32.18 $66,930 9.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $30.35 $30.04 $62,490 2.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 440 $33.72 $34.42 $71,600 3.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (8) $31.79 $32.92 $68,470 2.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,360 $27.33 $28.95 $60,210 3.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $36.77 $38.04 $79,120 4.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 $33.52 $33.94 $70,590 2.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $39.61 $40.55 $84,340 6.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $35.36 $36.61 $76,140 4.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 100 $34.11 $34.05 $70,820 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $24.25 $24.28 $50,500 4.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 120 $19.35 $19.55 $40,660 4.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $26.36 $26.24 $54,570 1.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $21.89 $22.13 $46,030 4.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 60 $28.36 $27.07 $56,310 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 170 $13.94 $14.59 $30,340 3.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 690 $27.36 $30.82 $64,100 6.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (8) $21.51 $22.08 $45,930 2.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $26.40 $27.71 $57,650 5.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $24.98 $26.04 $54,160 2.1 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 200 $36.86 $36.69 $76,310 2.3 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,290 $18.29 $18.83 $39,160 2.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 130 $16.95 $17.37 $36,130 4.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 260 $20.49 $21.20 $44,110 3.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 190 $18.05 $18.76 $39,010 2.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $17.42 $17.59 $36,590 2.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 410 $20.06 $20.54 $42,730 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $18.56 $19.06 $39,640 3.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 220 $22.17 $21.82 $45,380 5.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $21.81 $22.99 $47,810 3.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 540 $13.25 $13.71 $28,510 5.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 $21.01 $21.28 $44,270 5.7 %
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 680 $20.73 $27.32 $56,830 11.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 220 $30.80 $43.85 $91,200 20.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 310 $16.10 $17.30 $35,980 4.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $24.74 $22.16 $46,100 18.7 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 11,950 $16.09 $17.59 $36,590 6.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $73,740 1.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $69,190 2.0 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $60,130 1.8 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $62,560 1.9 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,940 2.2 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,210 2.4 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $67,200 1.9 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $58,820 2.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $57,500 2.0 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $56,120 2.8 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $62,310 2.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 690 $8.92 $9.27 $19,280 4.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 260 (4) (4) $38,460 6.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,220 (4) (4) $38,470 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $41,840 2.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $39,470 2.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $45,950 6.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 470 (4) (4) $42,290 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $41,560 2.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 160 $14.39 $13.95 $29,020 7.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,850 (4) (4) $34,530 13.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $21.82 $22.44 $46,670 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $31.07 $32.15 $66,870 2.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,190 (4) (4) $18,420 3.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 230 $17.73 $18.84 $39,180 2.5 %
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 1,190 $20.60 $26.55 $55,230 11.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $10.77 $10.37 $21,570 5.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $21.07 $21.57 $44,870 9.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 160 (4) (4) $33,220 8.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 90 $9.22 $10.51 $21,860 7.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $21.68 $24.22 $50,370 2.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 230 $56.73 $57.17 $118,920 3.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $13.35 $14.89 $30,980 10.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 7,680 $26.21 $33.04 $68,720 4.7 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $48.57 $53.08 $110,400 8.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 (5) (5) (5) 13.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $22.38 $24.79 $51,570 5.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $41.25 $53.74 $111,770 18.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $49.88 $50.86 $105,800 4.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1063 Internists, General 120 (5) $108.39 $225,450 12.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 19.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 200 (5) $90.27 $187,770 9.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 240 $43.57 $43.10 $89,650 3.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,470 $27.91 $29.77 $61,920 4.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $31.38 $32.66 $67,930 4.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $37.27 $36.56 $76,050 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 220 $29.36 $30.72 $63,900 5.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $45.78 $52.37 $108,940 8.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $26.97 $27.66 $57,540 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $16.82 $17.34 $36,070 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $26.01 $26.61 $55,350 4.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $33.16 $32.29 $67,160 3.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $25.89 $25.94 $53,950 2.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 340 $14.70 $14.27 $29,690 3.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 150 $19.37 $19.61 $40,780 3.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $10.71 $11.04 $22,970 7.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,150 $19.61 $19.70 $40,970 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 220 $15.47 $16.21 $33,720 5.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 150 $26.28 $23.96 $49,840 8.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 80 $33.51 $32.51 $67,610 2.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 30 $17.38 $19.22 $39,990 2.1 %
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 6,160 $10.34 $11.53 $23,990 3.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,560 $9.46 $9.67 $20,110 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 750 $12.71 $12.60 $26,210 2.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $28.41 $26.20 $54,500 5.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 140 $26.11 $25.44 $52,920 4.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.33 $9.86 $20,500 4.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 420 $15.00 $15.08 $31,370 2.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 450 $10.73 $10.84 $22,540 9.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $16.01 $16.84 $35,020 2.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $8.94 $9.48 $19,720 9.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 480 $14.05 $15.11 $31,440 5.2 %
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 4,130 $17.01 $17.58 $36,570 2.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $27.56 $27.12 $56,410 2.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $22.83 $23.59 $49,070 2.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 650 $15.30 $15.43 $32,100 2.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 190 $21.83 $24.14 $50,210 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 710 $19.47 $20.21 $42,040 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,520 $16.25 $15.20 $31,610 4.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $7.52 $8.65 $18,000 7.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 120 $15.83 $20.62 $42,890 11.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,800 $7.92 $8.89 $18,490 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 990 $13.37 $14.34 $29,830 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.60 $7.97 $16,580 9.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $10.62 $10.68 $22,220 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 910 $9.62 $10.08 $20,970 6.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.14 $8.14 $16,940 6.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 990 $8.35 $8.78 $18,270 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 720 $7.53 $7.59 $15,780 4.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,470 $7.59 $8.07 $16,780 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 250 $7.77 $7.98 $16,590 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,430 $7.68 $8.09 $16,840 4.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 560 $10.48 $9.78 $20,340 9.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 430 $7.77 $8.07 $16,790 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 410 $7.64 $7.86 $16,340 3.7 %
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 4,420 $9.46 $10.22 $21,270 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $13.42 $15.48 $32,200 6.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $17.21 $17.80 $37,020 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,600 $9.63 $10.06 $20,930 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 750 $7.96 $8.21 $17,070 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 140 $12.13 $12.70 $26,420 6.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 660 $9.82 $10.30 $21,430 2.5 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $10.08 $12.61 $26,230 18.6 %
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 2,470 $8.70 $9.97 $20,730 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $18.60 $18.04 $37,530 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $8.37 $8.69 $18,080 4.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 300 $8.56 $9.14 $19,000 2.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $8.02 $9.36 $19,460 8.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 520 $7.78 $8.01 $16,660 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 510 $8.59 $8.88 $18,470 5.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $10.47 $11.32 $23,550 6.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $10.57 $12.06 $25,080 5.0 %
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 12,830 $9.32 $12.44 $25,880 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,730 $15.11 $16.86 $35,070 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $21.88 $26.16 $54,410 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,010 $7.50 $8.08 $16,810 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 480 $8.53 $9.70 $20,180 5.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $14.44 $14.58 $30,320 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,110 $8.75 $10.46 $21,750 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 190 $14.45 $20.25 $42,130 15.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $14.89 $17.18 $35,740 14.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $19.70 $29.76 $61,900 29.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $12.94 $12.34 $25,660 7.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 240 $20.02 $22.45 $46,700 7.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $22.66 $23.34 $48,540 6.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 790 $17.60 $19.09 $39,710 4.4 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 270 $12.60 $14.39 $29,930 9.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 $20.17 $21.47 $44,660 12.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $13.18 $14.48 $30,120 9.0 %
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 19,220 $13.32 $14.17 $29,480 2.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,170 $18.94 $20.09 $41,790 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $10.40 $11.81 $24,560 5.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $13.00 $12.95 $26,930 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 430 $12.98 $13.19 $27,430 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,200 $14.27 $14.64 $30,440 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $15.77 $15.70 $32,650 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 360 $11.09 $11.18 $23,260 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,210 $11.71 $12.29 $25,550 4.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 250 $15.09 $15.43 $32,100 3.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $11.73 $11.60 $24,140 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 350 $8.46 $8.40 $17,480 3.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $9.42 $9.43 $19,610 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $14.23 $14.15 $29,420 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $11.47 $13.02 $27,090 7.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 300 $16.78 $16.72 $34,770 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,170 $9.86 $10.08 $20,970 3.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 $11.51 $12.10 $25,160 5.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 570 $18.77 $18.49 $38,460 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $11.09 $11.44 $23,800 4.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 130 $14.46 $14.85 $30,890 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $17.20 $17.30 $35,980 2.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $15.87 $15.83 $32,930 5.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $25.26 $21.24 $44,170 12.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 380 $24.60 $23.08 $48,000 3.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 340 $25.25 $23.56 $49,010 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 270 $18.54 $19.43 $40,410 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 440 $14.38 $14.94 $31,080 4.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,670 $9.99 $11.25 $23,390 3.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $7.74 $10.16 $21,130 12.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 830 $15.47 $16.44 $34,200 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 $14.14 $14.78 $30,740 8.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $13.04 $13.44 $27,960 4.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,720 $13.01 $13.67 $28,430 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $15.26 $14.64 $30,440 4.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $14.00 $14.00 $29,130 2.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $12.08 $12.36 $25,700 3.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 140 $20.24 $19.70 $40,970 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,680 $11.86 $12.41 $25,820 3.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 100 $14.09 $15.64 $32,530 6.9 %
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 50 $15.56 $16.21 $33,710 1.7 %
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 4,340 $14.73 $15.92 $33,110 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 550 $22.95 $23.22 $48,290 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $15.74 $15.37 $31,970 3.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 410 $15.42 $15.71 $32,670 3.8 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 30 $15.23 $15.24 $31,700 4.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $14.12 $14.96 $31,110 2.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 430 $9.86 $10.36 $21,550 6.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.88 $14.10 $29,320 1.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 290 $14.68 $15.87 $33,010 1.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $11.27 $11.26 $23,430 7.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 730 $15.26 $15.39 $32,010 3.9 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 70 $11.57 $12.12 $25,200 11.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $11.55 $12.27 $25,530 4.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $13.90 $14.97 $31,130 3.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $14.45 $14.65 $30,470 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 $10.38 $10.51 $21,860 10.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 140 $11.16 $11.66 $24,250 6.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $11.42 $11.74 $24,410 8.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 160 $26.29 $25.77 $53,600 4.5 %
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 6,670 $16.96 $17.59 $36,580 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 590 $25.00 $25.82 $53,700 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $19.27 $19.36 $40,270 7.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 280 $19.47 $20.10 $41,800 5.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $23.60 $22.70 $47,220 5.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $17.04 $17.23 $35,840 3.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $18.73 $19.55 $40,670 7.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 770 $16.77 $18.29 $38,040 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $16.27 $16.57 $34,470 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $20.32 $20.07 $41,750 2.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.95 $9.90 $20,590 10.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 330 $20.03 $19.65 $40,870 3.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $17.22 $17.15 $35,670 6.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,880 $14.06 $14.70 $30,580 4.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $21.17 $21.02 $43,720 4.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 290 $15.58 $16.60 $34,530 5.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $13.77 $14.59 $30,350 5.2 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 50 $11.12 $12.77 $26,570 10.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 250 $10.92 $11.35 $23,610 3.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 350 $23.43 $22.79 $47,400 4.7 %
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 7,640 $10.12 $13.03 $27,100 6.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 480 $22.36 $22.73 $47,290 4.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 $10.93 $11.75 $24,440 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 700 $14.42 $14.39 $29,920 6.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $11.03 $11.13 $23,150 3.0 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $9.40 $9.57 $19,900 3.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $11.70 $13.41 $27,890 6.9 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 130 $8.79 $8.93 $18,580 2.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $10.23 $10.22 $21,250 4.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $7.82 $9.25 $19,250 8.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 70 $12.89 $14.31 $29,760 4.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.40 $14.64 $30,450 5.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $20.97 $20.14 $41,890 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 60 $19.01 $17.88 $37,180 10.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $16.58 $16.79 $34,930 7.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $11.21 $11.62 $24,160 8.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 $7.78 $8.44 $17,560 4.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $8.06 $8.00 $16,650 4.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $10.31 $10.97 $22,820 10.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $20.01 $18.97 $39,450 5.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $10.69 $11.92 $24,800 12.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 720 $11.26 $12.59 $26,190 5.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $20.80 $20.94 $43,560 12.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $15.90 $13.93 $28,980 10.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $9.82 $11.09 $23,060 10.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $18.79 $19.67 $40,920 6.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 280 $8.41 $8.73 $18,150 3.6 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,530 $11.63 $13.08 $27,200 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $16.18 $17.26 $35,900 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 250 $22.82 $23.01 $47,870 2.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 140 $14.22 $15.64 $32,540 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 560 $9.02 $9.17 $19,060 6.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 600 $7.68 $10.92 $22,700 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,330 $16.75 $17.15 $35,670 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 800 $12.16 $13.13 $27,310 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $9.66 $9.58 $19,920 3.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 160 $13.44 $13.22 $27,490 8.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 180 $7.65 $8.01 $16,670 6.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 540 $13.08 $12.91 $26,850 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 410 $8.62 $8.71 $18,130 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,740 $10.49 $11.26 $23,420 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 720 $8.86 $9.23 $19,200 3.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 160 $10.35 $10.72 $22,290 3.5 %

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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