Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

North Central 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 North Central 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).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in North Central 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 22,570 $18.72 $23.08 $48,000 6.1 %
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 1,150 $39.85 $45.99 $95,660 5.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $70.23 $72.26 $150,310 13.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 110 $41.01 $47.26 $98,310 7.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $35.09 $37.21 $77,390 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $45.74 $46.71 $97,160 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $32.96 $39.11 $81,350 10.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $84,400 6.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 350 $48.74 $53.31 $110,880 12.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $29.16 $30.21 $62,850 4.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $29.61 $32.14 $66,850 4.7 %
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 800 $26.93 $28.55 $59,390 2.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $27.39 $26.99 $56,140 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 30 $25.15 $26.17 $54,420 7.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $27.95 $27.32 $56,830 3.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 30 $24.90 $23.77 $49,430 6.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $27.57 $30.89 $64,250 6.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 170 $29.85 $31.97 $66,490 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 100 $26.02 $28.61 $59,520 3.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $13.74 $14.21 $29,560 9.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $30.18 $32.31 $67,210 5.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $26.23 $31.09 $64,670 15.0 %
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 480 $28.73 $29.92 $62,220 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $28.30 $29.12 $60,580 2.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $33.14 $38.38 $79,830 13.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $23.25 $23.48 $48,830 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $34.47 $33.75 $70,210 2.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $31.70 $32.61 $67,840 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $33.88 $33.54 $69,760 2.7 %
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 270 $30.41 $31.56 $65,640 5.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $32.99 $36.80 $76,550 9.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $22.33 $22.70 $47,220 6.8 %
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 280 $27.80 $30.82 $64,100 5.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $38.44 $41.54 $86,410 6.5 %
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 520 $19.73 $21.38 $44,480 9.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 230 $26.58 $25.99 $54,070 4.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $13.10 $16.05 $33,380 11.3 %
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 4,390 $30.74 $33.76 $70,230 8.5 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $106,400 8.1 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $96,470 5.5 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $73,950 6.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 240 (4) (4) $77,120 5.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $94,330 9.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 110 $14.44 $16.39 $34,090 7.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $51,030 6.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 420 (4) (4) $55,240 6.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $57,730 4.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $17.71 $21.38 $44,480 6.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $31.36 $32.97 $68,570 5.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $27.77 $28.80 $59,910 11.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $27.24 $28.71 $59,720 2.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 350 (4) (4) $24,290 3.3 %
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 450 $24.48 $26.89 $55,940 6.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $28.43 $27.26 $56,700 2.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 160 (4) (4) $56,900 16.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $30.85 $31.43 $65,380 5.0 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $28.18 $28.69 $59,680 5.2 %
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 760 $28.76 $36.66 $76,260 8.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (8) $63.74 $81.40 $169,300 23.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $104.22 $216,780 24.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 210 $29.97 $30.99 $64,460 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $34.81 $35.74 $74,350 3.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 30 $36.78 $36.05 $74,980 4.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (8) $15.85 $16.02 $33,320 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 90 $23.18 $23.32 $48,510 2.5 %
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 470 $13.48 $14.12 $29,360 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 70 $10.94 $11.27 $23,440 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 200 $13.17 $13.02 $27,070 3.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 40 $17.96 $18.16 $37,780 3.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 60 $15.58 $15.28 $31,780 6.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $12.67 $12.79 $26,610 3.6 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 600 $18.56 $19.83 $41,240 4.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $29.67 $31.96 $66,470 4.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 160 $17.04 $17.83 $37,090 4.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $20.06 $20.35 $42,330 7.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 40 $14.02 $15.57 $32,390 11.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $17.00 $20.85 $43,370 5.1 %
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 2,160 $10.46 $12.04 $25,040 3.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $23.76 $22.67 $47,160 11.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 130 $18.35 $18.83 $39,160 6.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 160 $16.77 $17.39 $36,180 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (8) $10.01 $10.84 $22,550 10.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $10.91 $11.45 $23,810 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 280 $10.62 $11.22 $23,350 6.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 40 $11.14 $12.44 $25,880 12.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 210 $9.33 $10.28 $21,390 7.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 270 $9.03 $9.43 $19,610 4.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 410 $10.91 $11.55 $24,030 4.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 110 $14.98 $15.13 $31,460 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $9.21 $9.73 $20,230 3.2 %
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 1,170 $15.54 $15.89 $33,060 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $21.29 $21.06 $43,800 5.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $22.41 $24.12 $50,180 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 510 $14.88 $14.88 $30,940 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 70 $10.86 $11.82 $24,580 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $16.15 $15.93 $33,130 3.2 %
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 690 $10.04 $13.28 $27,620 8.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $10.44 $11.04 $22,970 5.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $10.27 $13.50 $28,070 19.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 80 $11.01 $11.11 $23,120 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 40 $11.56 $11.65 $24,220 3.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 (8) (8) (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 1,340 $10.66 $14.91 $31,010 4.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 170 $16.18 $17.04 $35,440 4.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 500 $8.90 $9.41 $19,570 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 50 $9.95 $11.21 $23,310 9.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) $13.83 $13.92 $28,960 5.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 310 $9.98 $11.25 $23,410 3.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80 $26.62 $33.73 $70,150 15.8 %
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 3,750 $17.09 $17.67 $36,760 3.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 180 $25.60 $25.72 $53,500 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 40 $16.82 $17.02 $35,390 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 360 $18.45 $18.48 $38,440 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 110 $12.72 $13.54 $28,160 6.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $11.92 $13.72 $28,530 7.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 230 $13.69 $14.14 $29,400 4.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks (8) $11.19 $11.50 $23,930 5.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $17.82 $17.92 $37,270 5.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 $20.02 $18.74 $38,970 6.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 190 $13.05 $13.43 $27,930 4.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 $11.54 $15.14 $31,480 3.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $25.81 $25.45 $52,930 2.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 80 $25.28 $23.44 $48,760 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 40 $13.61 $14.16 $29,450 4.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 190 $12.11 $12.92 $26,880 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 150 $22.33 $23.01 $47,850 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 60 $12.99 $13.68 $28,460 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive (8) $19.45 $19.35 $40,240 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 $15.82 $16.23 $33,760 3.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 $17.02 $17.15 $35,660 7.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 430 $14.63 $15.53 $32,300 3.0 %
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 40 $18.11 $19.02 $39,570 2.5 %
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 350 $18.93 $19.24 $40,010 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 40 $21.58 $21.33 $44,370 3.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 60 $14.23 $14.38 $29,900 4.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 30 $21.73 $22.28 $46,350 4.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 40 $21.50 $20.81 $43,290 6.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $12.67 $14.55 $30,250 9.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $16.24 $16.46 $34,240 4.8 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 740 $21.18 $21.52 $44,750 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 $28.71 $29.14 $60,620 5.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 90 $15.99 $17.27 $35,920 7.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $22.17 $21.93 $45,620 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 280 $20.87 $20.56 $42,760 3.2 %
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 1,170 $15.84 $16.71 $34,750 5.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 90 $20.87 $23.57 $49,020 8.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 40 $16.86 $15.79 $32,850 7.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $20.56 $18.73 $38,960 13.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.89 $13.00 $27,040 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $22.64 $22.46 $46,710 4.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $16.54 $16.57 $34,460 3.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 40 $9.27 $10.47 $21,790 4.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $27.32 $27.08 $56,320 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 $22.83 $23.17 $48,190 6.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $14.33 $15.64 $32,540 6.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $15.08 $14.18 $29,500 8.9 %
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 960 $11.80 $14.12 $29,370 5.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 130 $19.42 $20.90 $43,460 8.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 130 $10.00 $11.32 $23,550 11.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $11.90 $12.14 $25,250 3.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $15.74 $18.04 $37,520 11.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 30 $14.83 $14.53 $30,230 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $10.43 $11.31 $23,520 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 130 $10.77 $11.12 $23,130 3.1 %

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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