Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Florence-Muscle Shoals, 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 Florence-Muscle Shoals, 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 Florence-Muscle Shoals, 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 50,440 $12.31 $15.71 $32,670 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 1,710 $34.19 $39.52 $82,210 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $63.35 $71.29 $148,290 9.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 810 $35.88 $41.94 $87,230 3.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $17,020 5.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $29.98 $37.89 $78,800 8.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $42.64 $43.06 $89,560 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 70 $38.96 $46.18 $96,060 6.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $36.68 $38.51 $80,110 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $27.99 $31.14 $64,760 6.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $27.30 $32.98 $68,610 8.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $75,870 2.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $22.70 $23.75 $49,400 6.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 30 $28.31 $29.44 $61,230 4.8 %
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 900 $22.52 $25.73 $53,520 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $19.96 $21.56 $44,850 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $22.38 $24.83 $51,650 5.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $15.39 $16.70 $34,740 3.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $24.74 $23.01 $47,850 12.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 40 $28.90 $28.62 $59,530 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 270 $21.77 $24.65 $51,270 5.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $25.92 $30.87 $64,220 12.2 %
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 280 $22.17 $23.35 $48,570 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 $21.20 $22.42 $46,630 3.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 80 $16.75 $18.48 $38,440 4.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $28.55 $28.15 $58,560 3.5 %
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 460 $25.32 $28.92 $60,160 6.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $31.90 $42.68 $88,780 12.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $37.21 $38.69 $80,470 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 30 $29.79 $30.11 $62,640 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $29.64 $34.56 $71,880 9.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $18.82 $18.52 $38,520 2.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $15.77 $16.97 $35,290 2.4 %
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 130 $22.34 $23.91 $49,740 3.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $16.65 $17.36 $36,110 11.8 %
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 460 $16.39 $18.08 $37,610 5.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $25.25 $24.97 $51,940 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $17.12 $18.45 $38,380 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $16.60 $17.33 $36,050 4.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $8.88 $9.32 $19,390 2.6 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 220 $28.07 $31.04 $64,560 9.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $30.96 $35.05 $72,910 11.3 %
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 3,240 $19.86 $18.93 $39,370 4.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 50 $11.93 $11.76 $24,470 11.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $43,580 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 880 (4) (4) $45,160 4.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 190 (4) (4) $37,980 8.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 690 (4) (4) $46,270 4.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 60 (4) (4) $46,460 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $43,070 6.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 410 (4) (4) $21,400 7.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $24.03 $23.59 $49,060 6.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $9.84 $10.95 $22,770 3.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 330 (4) (4) $17,290 2.7 %
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 350 $10.84 $12.69 $26,390 4.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $10.86 $12.28 $25,550 5.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $18,420 7.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $10.06 $10.47 $21,770 6.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $16.17 $17.58 $36,560 4.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $11.34 $11.93 $24,820 11.2 %
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 3,430 $19.54 $28.01 $58,260 9.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $52.59 $55.05 $114,490 8.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $109.66 $228,080 21.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,310 $22.46 $25.31 $52,640 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $28.71 $30.48 $63,400 6.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $15.27 $15.61 $32,460 2.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $14.45 $15.24 $31,700 9.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $14.18 $14.53 $30,220 5.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $21.45 $21.77 $45,290 5.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $13.11 $13.37 $27,810 6.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (8) $11.36 $13.37 $27,810 11.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 540 $14.32 $14.46 $30,080 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $12.40 $12.92 $26,880 4.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,520 $9.17 $9.64 $20,060 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 330 $7.80 $8.62 $17,930 5.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 660 $9.11 $9.28 $19,310 3.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $9.92 $11.25 $23,400 11.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 240 $10.14 $10.07 $20,950 5.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $11.49 $11.61 $24,140 5.4 %
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 930 $13.86 $14.73 $30,650 5.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 170 $14.69 $15.80 $32,870 7.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 60 $11.25 $11.26 $23,430 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $16.54 $17.26 $35,890 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 220 $8.11 $9.33 $19,410 7.3 %
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 4,960 $7.69 $8.35 $17,370 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 480 $11.54 $12.53 $26,070 4.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 500 $7.48 $7.64 $15,890 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $8.51 $8.63 $17,940 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 360 $9.27 $9.31 $19,370 3.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.86 $7.77 $16,170 8.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 340 $7.86 $7.98 $16,600 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 110 $8.70 $9.16 $19,050 7.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,170 $7.36 $7.49 $15,590 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 40 $7.41 $7.63 $15,860 5.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,150 $7.56 $7.74 $16,110 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $8.23 $8.11 $16,870 3.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 150 $7.58 $7.83 $16,290 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $7.37 $7.48 $15,550 4.0 %
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 1,400 $9.33 $10.43 $21,700 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $13.50 $13.51 $28,110 7.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $15.40 $16.90 $35,150 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $9.03 $9.62 $20,000 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 250 $7.71 $8.03 $16,710 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $13.28 $12.77 $26,550 8.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $11.74 $12.04 $25,050 4.0 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 110 $12.19 $13.15 $27,340 4.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,000 $8.18 $9.18 $19,100 3.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $11.89 $12.67 $26,360 5.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $7.59 $7.67 $15,960 4.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $8.83 $8.99 $18,700 5.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 210 $7.58 $7.70 $16,020 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 220 $7.72 $7.69 $15,990 7.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $17.39 $16.82 $34,990 4.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $8.88 $10.27 $21,360 7.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 90 $8.67 $9.59 $19,940 7.4 %
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 6,310 $9.14 $13.05 $27,140 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 820 $14.32 $16.14 $33,570 5.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 $25.95 $29.01 $60,330 10.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,000 $7.41 $7.84 $16,300 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $10.20 $10.41 $21,650 3.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $10.29 $11.57 $24,070 6.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,990 $8.78 $10.79 $22,440 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $14.48 $16.90 $35,160 8.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $22.36 $29.24 $60,810 13.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 60 $16.13 $18.18 $37,810 15.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $20.46 $27.64 $57,480 18.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 590 $21.03 $23.94 $49,790 5.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 8,560 $11.67 $12.62 $26,250 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 530 $19.45 $21.02 $43,720 3.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $10.71 $10.69 $22,240 4.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 160 $11.82 $12.53 $26,070 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 170 $12.68 $12.88 $26,790 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 600 $13.14 $13.33 $27,720 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $12.87 $13.33 $27,730 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 380 $11.53 $11.75 $24,440 4.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $12.88 $13.00 $27,050 1.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 830 $13.17 $13.28 $27,620 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $9.59 $9.89 $20,570 4.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 90 $7.55 $7.70 $16,020 3.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $8.01 $8.12 $16,890 4.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $12.10 $12.79 $26,610 7.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $14.29 $13.95 $29,010 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 250 $8.53 $9.24 $19,210 8.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $14.91 $15.91 $33,090 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 410 $9.49 $9.84 $20,460 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $12.48 $12.26 $25,490 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $12.67 $12.27 $25,530 7.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $25.25 $24.58 $51,120 2.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 $25.47 $23.62 $49,140 2.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $23.94 $23.28 $48,420 4.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 460 $10.30 $10.73 $22,320 5.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 890 $8.63 $9.32 $19,370 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 110 $19.39 $19.27 $40,090 2.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 210 $11.36 $11.93 $24,810 5.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,020 $12.54 $13.02 $27,070 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $9.37 $9.93 $20,660 6.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $11.30 $11.76 $24,460 5.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $12.18 $12.36 $25,700 3.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 850 $8.95 $9.46 $19,670 1.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $12.84 $12.00 $24,960 6.0 %
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 110 $14.12 $14.94 $31,070 5.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $16.42 $15.92 $33,120 20.2 %
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 2,480 $16.36 $18.18 $37,820 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $20.15 $23.10 $48,050 3.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 310 $19.39 $18.09 $37,640 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $15.46 $18.50 $38,480 16.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 260 $11.71 $12.52 $26,050 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $14.68 $15.13 $31,460 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $18.86 $19.14 $39,800 3.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $16.23 $15.66 $32,580 4.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $26.59 $26.80 $55,750 19.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 30 $23.34 $25.14 $52,290 11.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 110 $13.58 $16.42 $34,150 16.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 50 $10.49 $11.54 $23,990 8.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 90 $10.54 $10.44 $21,700 2.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.52 $12.82 $26,670 3.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $11.76 $12.39 $25,780 6.0 %
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 1,940 $17.18 $17.83 $37,090 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $25.75 $26.00 $54,080 3.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $28.45 $27.61 $57,440 6.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $13.93 $14.11 $29,350 11.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 210 $11.75 $13.43 $27,940 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $17.17 $18.23 $37,920 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $15.62 $16.23 $33,760 2.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $9.50 $9.66 $20,090 7.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 40 $18.91 $18.87 $39,240 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $18.46 $18.06 $37,550 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 440 $15.79 $16.45 $34,220 5.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $27.65 $27.35 $56,880 2.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $11.38 $12.14 $25,260 4.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,760 $13.51 $14.02 $29,160 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 330 $21.71 $22.58 $46,970 2.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,460 $15.58 $14.43 $30,020 6.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 30 $10.39 $10.79 $22,450 8.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 310 $12.30 $12.21 $25,390 3.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $9.75 $9.57 $19,910 3.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $13.19 $13.74 $28,590 4.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $15.54 $15.32 $31,860 3.6 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.92 $13.91 $28,930 3.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.54 $13.26 $27,590 2.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $11.02 $11.22 $23,340 2.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $20.78 $19.75 $41,070 2.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 $16.46 $16.48 $34,270 5.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 150 $12.49 $12.91 $26,850 2.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $13.26 $13.65 $28,390 2.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $8.34 $8.32 $17,320 3.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.57 $8.39 $17,450 4.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 $9.07 $9.20 $19,140 5.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $12.07 $12.37 $25,720 5.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 $12.29 $12.23 $25,440 3.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $10.82 $10.96 $22,800 4.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $25.68 $24.29 $50,530 4.8 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $30.42 $29.38 $61,110 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $12.49 $13.01 $27,070 5.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.87 $11.96 $24,880 3.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $12.00 $12.05 $25,070 4.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 $10.97 $11.62 $24,170 3.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.57 $14.09 $29,300 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $12.11 $12.30 $25,580 2.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.58 $11.74 $24,420 5.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $9.36 $9.56 $19,880 2.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $10.65 $10.01 $20,820 13.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 270 $8.86 $9.41 $19,580 3.3 %
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 3,270 $11.19 $12.78 $26,580 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $16.10 $15.47 $32,180 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $19.62 $22.59 $46,980 4.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 180 $10.70 $11.39 $23,700 15.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 190 $7.69 $8.26 $17,180 6.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 210 $9.35 $12.11 $25,190 12.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 590 $12.51 $14.78 $30,750 6.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 410 $11.43 $12.84 $26,700 6.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $13.05 $13.23 $27,520 3.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $8.58 $9.16 $19,060 6.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 750 $9.31 $10.02 $20,840 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 60 $9.37 $9.57 $19,910 3.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $16.29 $15.47 $32,180 6.3 %

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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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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