Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Florence, SC



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 Florence, SC, a metropolitan statistical area in South 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 Florence, SC (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 80,110 $13.58 $17.18 $35,730 2.0 %
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 3,110 $38.27 $44.44 $92,430 3.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 220 $75.00 $80.24 $166,900 5.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 870 $40.22 $47.44 $98,680 5.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 (4) (4) $15,890 3.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $37.24 $43.66 $90,820 10.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $43.35 $53.19 $110,640 10.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $41.38 $43.09 $89,630 4.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 140 $33.10 $36.70 $76,340 5.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $42.61 $44.28 $92,110 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $45.38 $48.04 $99,920 5.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 200 $39.06 $44.22 $91,970 6.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $38.54 $44.54 $92,650 8.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $46.89 $45.13 $93,880 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $33.84 $36.33 $75,560 4.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $74,040 2.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $66.71 $68.50 $142,490 8.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $20.67 $24.44 $50,830 6.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $24.93 $24.47 $50,890 9.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $35.33 $40.51 $84,270 5.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $25.73 $26.33 $54,760 5.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 $31.51 $31.12 $64,730 6.3 %
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 2,920 $20.41 $24.02 $49,960 4.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $18.43 $20.30 $42,220 5.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $22.76 $26.44 $54,990 4.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $19.83 $23.66 $49,210 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $20.88 $22.01 $45,780 4.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $20.03 $23.07 $47,990 4.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $26.87 $26.39 $54,890 5.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $22.19 $26.96 $56,080 6.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $26.16 $32.12 $66,800 9.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $33.16 $34.48 $71,710 7.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 230 $24.86 $29.55 $61,460 8.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 240 $21.06 $22.96 $47,750 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 810 $21.45 $25.04 $52,070 6.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 160 $16.83 $18.34 $38,160 5.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $22.65 $24.38 $50,710 3.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $19.90 $26.36 $54,820 17.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 180 $21.08 $25.69 $53,430 11.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 80 $14.67 $15.64 $32,530 13.0 %
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 770 $24.18 $26.51 $55,140 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $27.12 $28.13 $58,500 3.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $33.57 $35.40 $73,640 5.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $17.11 $17.97 $37,370 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $23.81 $26.45 $55,020 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $27.64 $31.68 $65,890 4.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $24.33 $26.84 $55,830 5.3 %
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 1,030 $30.06 $31.28 $65,060 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $12.85 $16.83 $35,000 17.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $31.99 $31.83 $66,200 3.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $37.70 $38.61 $80,310 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 240 $33.77 $33.93 $70,580 7.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $31.13 $32.63 $67,870 2.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $17.28 $17.36 $36,120 6.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $29.57 $28.54 $59,350 4.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $22.54 $24.84 $51,660 2.3 %
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 560 $24.12 $26.57 $55,260 5.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 120 $33.80 $36.65 $76,230 5.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $22.04 $22.97 $47,770 3.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $28.78 $31.06 $64,590 4.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $19.03 $21.36 $44,420 5.5 %
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 1,340 $13.04 $14.71 $30,600 4.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $19.32 $20.27 $42,150 7.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $10.54 $11.49 $23,910 2.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $15.23 $15.94 $33,160 4.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $16.97 $18.32 $38,100 4.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 290 $9.70 $10.65 $22,150 4.0 %
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 460 $16.49 $23.56 $49,000 11.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 $32.17 $35.00 $72,800 23.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.37 $15.53 $32,300 8.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $10.88 $11.83 $24,610 3.2 %
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 4,570 $20.19 $19.78 $41,140 3.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 70 $10.60 $13.28 $27,620 14.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $46,140 3.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 730 (4) (4) $45,060 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $46,140 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 640 (4) (4) $47,300 2.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $46,460 4.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $46,640 4.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 80 $20.32 $19.48 $40,520 8.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $17.98 $18.20 $37,860 9.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 150 (4) (4) $21,310 11.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $24.44 $24.40 $50,760 4.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $10.54 $11.28 $23,470 2.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $29.20 $28.68 $59,640 3.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 780 (4) (4) $17,960 5.4 %
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 470 $16.05 $19.48 $40,510 4.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $11.29 $10.97 $22,810 3.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $17.93 $18.51 $38,510 5.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $29,150 6.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $17.52 $20.97 $43,620 4.5 %
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 6,980 $23.14 $28.45 $59,170 3.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 (5) $91.05 $189,390 14.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $23.06 $21.96 $45,670 3.2 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $54.61 $55.53 $115,500 9.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $70.40 $76.89 $159,940 15.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 90 (5) (5) (5) 12.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,560 $27.94 $28.06 $58,360 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $31.18 $30.98 $64,430 3.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $34.52 $35.12 $73,050 4.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $24.42 $24.41 $50,780 1.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $28.94 $30.74 $63,940 5.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $20.49 $22.03 $45,810 5.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $15.93 $16.93 $35,210 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $25.35 $25.35 $52,720 2.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 100 $18.83 $21.33 $44,370 1.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $25.77 $26.61 $55,340 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $23.57 $23.79 $49,470 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 350 $12.78 $13.64 $28,380 2.3 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 90 $8.95 $9.62 $20,010 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 330 $11.99 $12.00 $24,960 4.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 270 $16.14 $16.69 $34,710 1.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,010 $17.31 $17.43 $36,250 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $13.04 $13.38 $27,830 2.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $21.75 $20.93 $43,530 3.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $18.27 $23.53 $48,930 5.0 %
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 3,720 $9.30 $10.32 $21,470 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,020 $8.84 $9.00 $18,720 4.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,880 $8.97 $9.21 $19,150 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $26.42 $26.40 $54,900 2.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $15.12 $15.54 $32,330 7.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 300 $12.93 $13.30 $27,660 3.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $15.11 $14.84 $30,860 4.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $10.13 $9.59 $19,950 8.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $11.61 $12.03 $25,020 3.1 %
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 1,540 $12.93 $13.94 $28,990 4.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $11.59 $15.35 $31,930 15.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 130 $12.33 $12.32 $25,620 2.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 160 $13.82 $13.89 $28,880 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 470 $15.71 $17.08 $35,530 1.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 470 $9.31 $10.16 $21,130 5.2 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $8.43 $8.38 $17,440 6.3 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $7.63 $7.72 $16,050 6.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $11.80 $12.16 $25,290 2.5 %
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 6,600 $7.61 $8.35 $17,370 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $11.42 $12.71 $26,440 5.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 690 $7.48 $7.68 $15,970 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 390 $7.91 $8.63 $17,950 4.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $9.03 $9.49 $19,730 3.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 580 $8.45 $8.81 $18,330 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 320 $7.32 $7.46 $15,520 5.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,810 $7.29 $7.38 $15,340 3.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 630 $7.50 $7.75 $16,120 4.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 760 $7.60 $8.05 $16,750 4.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $8.19 $8.45 $17,570 4.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.71 $8.03 $16,710 4.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 190 $7.88 $8.11 $16,860 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $7.61 $8.26 $17,180 5.7 %
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 2,690 $9.17 $10.14 $21,100 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $12.03 $13.03 $27,110 3.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $19.27 $18.03 $37,500 9.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 $9.14 $9.63 $20,040 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $7.74 $8.15 $16,960 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $16.44 $16.08 $33,440 5.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $11.75 $11.65 $24,230 4.9 %
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 1,490 $9.05 $10.50 $21,850 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $14.04 $14.73 $30,640 5.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.43 $8.30 $17,260 5.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $8.35 $9.18 $19,090 6.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 50 $11.42 $12.18 $25,330 12.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 $17.75 $18.98 $39,490 8.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 410 $8.10 $8.35 $17,360 3.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 $10.14 $9.80 $20,380 5.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $14.68 $13.78 $28,670 6.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $8.06 $8.63 $17,950 4.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 70 $8.84 $9.16 $19,060 10.9 %
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 8,350 $9.58 $13.47 $28,020 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 980 $16.49 $17.08 $35,530 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 220 $22.82 $25.60 $53,240 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,610 $7.41 $7.85 $16,340 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $10.99 $13.19 $27,430 9.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $13.83 $13.78 $28,660 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,750 $9.25 $10.51 $21,850 2.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $7.24 $8.97 $18,660 11.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $17.00 $27.03 $56,230 22.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $32.46 $35.93 $74,730 10.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 740 $24.97 $26.24 $54,580 3.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $17.77 $20.10 $41,810 10.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $7.35 $7.91 $16,440 6.3 %
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 13,160 $12.55 $13.71 $28,520 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 980 $19.41 $20.81 $43,290 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $10.48 $11.24 $23,380 5.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 320 $11.01 $11.42 $23,750 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 400 $13.94 $13.97 $29,050 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 860 $14.44 $14.86 $30,900 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $16.14 $16.01 $33,300 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $13.87 $14.85 $30,890 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 420 $11.69 $11.69 $24,320 3.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $16.72 $17.34 $36,060 4.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,320 $13.45 $14.29 $29,710 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $11.18 $11.30 $23,500 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 320 $8.58 $9.60 $19,960 12.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $12.36 $12.62 $26,240 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $15.18 $16.18 $33,660 11.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $16.25 $17.76 $36,950 3.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 650 $10.88 $11.32 $23,540 3.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 $12.68 $14.53 $30,230 6.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $10.84 $11.44 $23,790 3.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $16.24 $15.12 $31,460 6.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $10.27 $12.53 $26,070 10.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $25.26 $24.94 $51,880 3.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 190 $24.14 $23.06 $47,970 2.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 130 $24.47 $22.33 $46,460 3.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $22.21 $23.52 $48,930 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $12.43 $13.00 $27,040 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 990 $9.31 $10.26 $21,330 2.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 430 $18.40 $18.87 $39,250 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $11.16 $12.08 $25,130 12.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 570 $12.03 $11.93 $24,810 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,420 $12.61 $12.87 $26,760 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $14.47 $14.79 $30,760 4.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $11.65 $12.08 $25,120 3.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $10.99 $10.67 $22,180 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,320 $9.72 $10.43 $21,700 1.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $14.61 $15.00 $31,200 2.7 %
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 330 $11.78 $13.72 $28,550 4.6 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $18.32 $17.93 $37,300 18.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 30 $7.59 $9.00 $18,720 6.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 60 $17.22 $16.84 $35,030 6.2 %
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 2,990 $13.33 $14.49 $30,140 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 360 $21.49 $22.44 $46,670 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $14.98 $15.78 $32,830 6.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 250 $11.43 $12.41 $25,820 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 40 $13.07 $14.88 $30,960 16.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 470 $10.71 $10.90 $22,670 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $14.57 $14.76 $30,700 2.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $14.63 $14.68 $30,530 4.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 280 $16.36 $15.97 $33,220 7.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $12.05 $12.39 $25,770 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $16.25 $16.94 $35,240 9.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $13.54 $13.75 $28,610 3.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 100 $14.62 $14.79 $30,760 5.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 $9.58 $10.03 $20,860 5.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 80 $11.21 $11.03 $22,930 5.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $10.80 $11.00 $22,880 4.3 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers (8) $9.20 $9.24 $19,220 5.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $19.92 $19.70 $40,970 3.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $10.95 $11.04 $22,960 3.0 %
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 3,900 $17.30 $18.22 $37,910 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $23.89 $25.34 $52,720 2.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $30.07 $30.21 $62,840 3.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 170 $24.05 $24.62 $51,210 8.5 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) $17.73 $17.29 $35,970 6.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 510 $14.51 $15.64 $32,530 5.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $17.55 $17.87 $37,160 3.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $12.61 $12.28 $25,550 5.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $18.81 $18.81 $39,130 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $17.10 $16.62 $34,580 5.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 300 $17.77 $17.85 $37,140 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,140 $16.58 $17.52 $36,440 4.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 $20.96 $20.42 $42,470 6.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $24.36 $22.42 $46,630 7.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 200 $9.00 $9.47 $19,700 4.9 %
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 7,180 $15.19 $16.48 $34,280 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 610 $25.61 $27.51 $57,210 2.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 90 $14.02 $14.82 $30,830 9.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,240 $15.95 $16.63 $34,590 4.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 $11.72 $12.18 $25,330 4.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $11.85 $11.84 $24,620 3.7 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $18.75 $18.77 $39,040 2.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.79 $16.21 $33,720 6.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $16.14 $15.68 $32,620 6.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 430 $16.34 $16.36 $34,030 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 370 $14.87 $15.96 $33,190 4.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.68 $15.35 $31,930 5.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $10.96 $10.90 $22,670 6.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $15.32 $15.53 $32,300 4.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $8.22 $9.48 $19,720 11.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.46 $7.59 $15,780 4.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $10.07 $10.29 $21,410 8.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $11.59 $11.88 $24,720 3.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $11.90 $11.51 $23,950 6.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $22.57 $23.55 $48,990 7.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $16.20 $17.45 $36,300 2.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $19.10 $22.05 $45,860 9.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $21.93 $21.27 $44,240 2.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.38 $14.51 $30,180 2.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $15.20 $15.46 $32,160 2.9 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $10.70 $10.56 $21,970 5.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 240 $12.10 $11.71 $24,360 3.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $17.31 $20.33 $42,280 12.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 410 $16.51 $16.93 $35,210 10.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 480 $10.83 $11.80 $24,530 5.2 %
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 5,950 $12.99 $14.37 $29,880 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $21.93 $24.90 $51,800 4.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 220 $26.01 $29.95 $62,290 9.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 400 $8.51 $9.11 $18,960 7.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 410 $14.74 $14.22 $29,580 11.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,230 $18.36 $18.50 $38,480 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 650 $13.74 $14.22 $29,580 8.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 420 $13.48 $13.95 $29,030 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 390 $8.44 $9.31 $19,370 6.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,230 $10.65 $11.42 $23,750 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $14.34 $14.68 $30,530 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 330 $8.33 $9.72 $20,220 7.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $9.12 $9.60 $19,970 2.8 %

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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