Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area



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 the Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area.

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 Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (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 12,640 $15.20 $18.83 $39,170 2.1 %
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 610 $35.59 $41.25 $85,790 4.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $60.47 $64.80 $134,770 7.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 190 $34.87 $37.40 $77,800 4.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 40 $24.79 $34.92 $72,640 15.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (8) $21.92 $24.44 $50,830 8.1 %
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 240 $23.17 $27.01 $56,180 6.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 30 $25.17 $25.84 $53,750 6.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 70 $23.89 $33.90 $70,520 16.6 %
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 100 $31.80 $35.76 $74,390 10.4 %
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 70 $28.67 $28.29 $58,840 4.6 %
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 (8) $24.60 $28.48 $59,230 4.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $23.36 $28.44 $59,160 5.4 %
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 170 $19.21 $20.39 $42,410 6.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 30 $27.02 $27.11 $56,380 6.1 %
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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 950 $21.15 $22.48 $46,760 5.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (4) (4) $53,400 3.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 60 (4) (4) $52,030 4.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 180 (4) (4) $54,170 4.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $14.26 $14.32 $29,780 5.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 190 (4) (4) $25,640 5.0 %
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 200 $18.92 $22.75 $47,310 5.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $21.29 $23.61 $49,100 8.0 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $22.34 $20.95 $43,570 3.1 %
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 670 $28.89 $33.38 $69,440 4.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 230 $30.17 $32.48 $67,560 7.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $45.11 $44.64 $92,840 5.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $37.99 $41.09 $85,470 9.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 100 $21.68 $21.84 $45,430 2.3 %
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 360 $13.64 $16.14 $33,580 11.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (8) $12.52 $12.50 $26,010 3.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 30 $14.31 $14.85 $30,880 6.2 %
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 180 $14.30 $16.77 $34,870 4.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 70 $18.15 $20.24 $42,090 8.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 30 $12.99 $13.89 $28,880 2.0 %
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 1,720 $10.89 $11.84 $24,620 2.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $23.02 $22.12 $46,000 11.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 80 $17.96 $18.15 $37,750 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 170 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 60 $13.63 $13.59 $28,260 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 130 $12.91 $13.08 $27,210 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 130 $9.35 $9.90 $20,590 4.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 $12.78 $13.33 $27,740 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 180 $9.65 $10.46 $21,750 5.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 530 $11.61 $11.84 $24,630 3.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 70 $8.96 $9.49 $19,750 5.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 150 $9.61 $9.84 $20,480 3.0 %
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 660 $13.25 $13.97 $29,050 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $20.39 $21.99 $45,730 7.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 190 $12.11 $12.80 $26,620 3.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 140 $9.86 $10.51 $21,870 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 250 $14.39 $14.77 $30,720 2.6 %
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 860 $12.60 $14.83 $30,850 8.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $17.32 $16.92 $35,200 3.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 50 $9.31 $10.77 $22,410 9.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 390 $12.40 $12.67 $26,350 2.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9032 Recreation Workers 40 $12.69 $13.75 $28,600 8.8 %
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 1,600 $10.58 $14.76 $30,700 5.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 200 $19.16 $19.08 $39,690 3.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 370 $9.03 $9.38 $19,510 2.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 800 $9.61 $11.37 $23,640 5.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 30 $23.63 $27.44 $57,070 13.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $40.53 $42.52 $88,450 8.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 40 $39.13 $36.51 $75,930 10.0 %
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 2,000 $14.81 $15.70 $32,660 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 140 $21.04 $22.35 $46,490 3.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 230 $16.17 $16.93 $35,210 3.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $14.25 $15.20 $31,610 6.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 110 $12.63 $12.82 $26,670 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 120 $15.15 $15.40 $32,030 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 50 $12.07 $12.14 $25,260 4.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) $15.13 $15.49 $32,230 6.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 100 $12.99 $13.26 $27,580 4.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 50 $13.86 $15.07 $31,340 6.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 240 $12.76 $12.57 $26,150 4.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 100 $18.25 $19.45 $40,450 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 180 $14.64 $14.81 $30,800 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 260 $14.20 $14.30 $29,750 2.8 %
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 40 $13.20 $14.16 $29,460 12.9 %
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 680 $21.08 $20.95 $43,580 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 50 $26.89 $27.84 $57,920 6.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 150 $22.93 $23.32 $48,500 2.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 70 $16.26 $16.34 $33,990 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 70 $23.28 $22.61 $47,020 6.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 90 $23.36 $21.77 $45,280 9.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 30 $18.77 $20.04 $41,670 8.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $22.20 $23.36 $48,590 7.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 $13.57 $13.43 $27,940 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 70 $18.97 $18.77 $39,050 2.9 %
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 350 $18.82 $19.82 $41,230 5.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 60 $18.68 $18.28 $38,020 4.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 120 $16.92 $16.29 $33,880 2.3 %
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 590 $18.33 $18.21 $37,870 5.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 40 $27.66 $28.46 $59,210 4.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $22.66 $22.41 $46,620 5.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 60 $21.04 $18.59 $38,670 10.1 %
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 470 $14.82 $15.42 $32,080 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $14.27 $14.04 $29,190 5.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 90 $18.08 $18.32 $38,110 5.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 40 $15.13 $15.94 $33,150 8.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $12.10 $13.31 $27,690 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $13.40 $13.17 $27,380 3.7 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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