Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Mississippi 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 Northwest Mississippi 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 Northwest Mississippi 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 106,790 $11.47 $14.54 $30,250 1.2 %
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 4,630 $28.87 $33.28 $69,220 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $62.70 $66.15 $137,590 7.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,350 $36.83 $41.38 $86,080 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 210 (4) (4) $26,860 5.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $12.23 $22.56 $46,910 15.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $31.21 $31.91 $66,380 3.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $21.60 $23.44 $48,750 5.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $35.94 $33.91 $70,530 4.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 300 $31.88 $38.96 $81,040 8.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 $30.50 $33.91 $70,540 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $27.92 $30.61 $63,670 4.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $26.64 $27.16 $56,500 6.1 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (8) $23.93 $23.15 $48,150 8.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $23.55 $26.35 $54,810 7.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 130 $18.05 $27.30 $56,770 26.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $67,140 1.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $38.92 $40.75 $84,760 5.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $40.53 $41.03 $85,340 5.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $20.29 $21.26 $44,210 3.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $11.11 $12.65 $26,300 12.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $16.58 $16.04 $33,370 9.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $31.76 $37.40 $77,790 10.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 90 $26.13 $27.85 $57,940 1.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 140 $14.68 $16.04 $33,350 15.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 190 $16.43 $18.12 $37,680 3.4 %
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 1,580 $19.36 $21.97 $45,690 2.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $18.87 $20.32 $42,270 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $31.64 $33.01 $68,650 1.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $16.00 $17.73 $36,880 5.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $18.54 $20.01 $41,620 5.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $13.45 $14.46 $30,070 5.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $18.34 $18.85 $39,210 3.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $20.97 $21.94 $45,630 10.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 80 $23.83 $25.56 $53,170 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 210 $23.87 $25.45 $52,940 5.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $19.29 $20.18 $41,980 8.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 270 $23.65 $26.18 $54,460 6.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $15.05 $19.23 $40,000 5.4 %
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 400 $19.67 $21.03 $43,740 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $19.72 $21.12 $43,930 7.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 $16.98 $17.23 $35,840 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $20.71 $19.51 $40,580 10.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $23.94 $26.55 $55,230 10.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $21.49 $22.74 $47,300 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 740 $23.21 $25.32 $52,670 3.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $20.52 $22.95 $47,730 17.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $30.84 $31.83 $66,210 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $31.03 $32.11 $66,780 2.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $31.22 $31.72 $65,990 3.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $17.75 $18.38 $38,240 4.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $18.22 $18.91 $39,320 3.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $16.74 $16.85 $35,040 2.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $12.39 $13.69 $28,470 5.2 %
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 770 $19.30 $23.10 $48,040 4.8 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 40 $45.57 $42.45 $88,300 6.9 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $32.55 $32.38 $67,360 13.2 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 70 $29.84 $30.47 $63,380 1.2 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 70 $22.75 $25.78 $53,630 1.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $16.51 $17.26 $35,890 13.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 180 $11.78 $15.53 $32,300 2.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $14.38 $14.92 $31,030 8.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $17.58 $17.11 $35,580 1.4 %
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 1,960 $14.21 $15.41 $32,040 2.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 110 $13.16 $13.31 $27,680 3.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 230 $24.69 $23.95 $49,810 3.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 160 $17.20 $18.80 $39,110 6.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 150 $9.71 $11.90 $24,750 10.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 380 $14.68 $15.12 $31,440 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 290 $16.28 $15.69 $32,630 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $11.45 $14.17 $29,480 8.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $15.54 $15.74 $32,730 4.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 290 $10.28 $10.70 $22,260 4.2 %
21-2011 Clergy (8) $11.72 $12.78 $26,570 11.7 %
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 530 $19.48 $29.07 $60,460 17.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 $30.69 $47.94 $99,720 19.0 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $15.35 $17.25 $35,880 5.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.54 $17.08 $35,530 5.0 %
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 10,420 $16.16 $16.31 $33,920 3.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $57,340 2.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $53,820 3.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $58,530 5.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,260 7.7 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $51,600 5.0 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $55,390 5.6 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $41,960 4.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $54,950 4.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $58,050 5.2 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $58,850 8.2 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 50 (4) (4) $21,590 16.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $22.88 $25.54 $53,120 8.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 450 $12.94 $12.74 $26,490 3.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $40,570 3.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,700 (4) (4) $40,100 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 630 (4) (4) $38,080 2.5 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $42,330 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,940 (4) (4) $38,660 2.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 260 (4) (4) $42,210 3.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 190 (4) (4) $47,520 2.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $43,720 1.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $41,800 3.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 120 $14.77 $14.39 $29,940 3.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $12.08 $12.53 $26,070 9.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 400 $17.57 $18.35 $38,170 7.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $8.15 $9.22 $19,170 5.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 160 $32.72 $28.69 $59,670 6.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,680 (4) (4) $15,960 2.4 %
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 640 $13.65 $16.04 $33,360 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $8.53 $8.64 $17,980 5.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $12.37 $14.57 $30,310 9.7 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $12.98 $14.10 $29,340 7.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $46,690 7.1 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $11.99 $11.72 $24,370 6.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $16.74 $18.57 $38,620 9.4 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $14.33 $14.44 $30,030 5.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) $21.26 $20.42 $42,480 8.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $7.68 $9.66 $20,080 5.4 %
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 6,280 $22.09 $27.37 $56,930 3.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.71 $18.77 $39,040 3.0 %
29-1041 Optometrists (8) $24.21 $25.44 $52,900 11.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $52.96 $50.96 $106,010 12.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 200 $42.24 $66.34 $137,980 16.0 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 18.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,490 $24.94 $28.80 $59,900 4.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $34.28 $34.21 $71,170 4.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $41.09 $41.38 $86,080 4.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $19.86 $20.88 $43,440 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 150 $25.16 $28.54 $59,350 5.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 170 $20.22 $20.52 $42,680 5.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $14.85 $14.80 $30,780 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $19.21 $20.21 $42,040 10.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $19.43 $20.42 $42,470 5.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $24.96 $26.59 $55,310 8.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $19.20 $19.54 $40,650 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $13.70 $14.17 $29,470 2.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 260 $11.19 $10.96 $22,800 6.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $12.73 $12.62 $26,250 3.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,260 $17.71 $17.62 $36,650 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 260 $9.79 $11.37 $23,640 2.7 %
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 3,190 $9.18 $9.47 $19,700 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 450 $10.27 $9.82 $20,430 4.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,040 $8.84 $8.99 $18,700 2.2 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 160 $8.16 $8.43 $17,530 4.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $11.73 $15.52 $32,290 13.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $11.03 $10.90 $22,670 4.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 170 $10.78 $10.78 $22,420 3.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $12.75 $12.94 $26,920 3.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $7.81 $8.87 $18,450 10.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $10.58 $10.50 $21,840 3.5 %
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 4,560 $11.79 $12.41 $25,820 2.8 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 150 $17.91 $19.91 $41,420 2.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $19.30 $20.67 $43,000 3.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $15.52 $16.12 $33,520 2.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $16.01 $14.79 $30,750 7.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 330 $12.28 $12.21 $25,390 5.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,780 $11.37 $11.73 $24,390 2.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $16.13 $17.45 $36,300 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 890 $13.60 $13.75 $28,600 2.6 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 50 $13.76 $16.56 $34,450 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 750 $7.94 $8.83 $18,380 4.1 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 70 $8.89 $9.36 $19,470 6.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $8.09 $8.04 $16,720 5.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $12.89 $14.04 $29,210 1.5 %
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 8,960 $7.74 $8.47 $17,630 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 760 $12.29 $13.33 $27,730 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,260 $7.74 $7.97 $16,580 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 750 $8.12 $8.38 $17,440 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 570 $8.13 $9.10 $18,920 7.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.45 $7.81 $16,250 4.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,770 $7.45 $7.73 $16,080 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 50 $8.51 $9.68 $20,130 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,130 $7.62 $7.82 $16,260 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 380 $7.35 $7.56 $15,720 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,120 $7.54 $7.88 $16,390 3.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.27 $8.17 $16,990 5.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 270 $8.13 $8.10 $16,840 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $7.46 $7.65 $15,910 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 $9.47 $9.49 $19,740 6.1 %
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 3,890 $8.17 $9.12 $18,970 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $12.78 $13.75 $28,600 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $14.50 $15.82 $32,900 6.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,740 $7.79 $8.31 $17,290 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,120 $7.56 $7.80 $16,230 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $10.61 $11.14 $23,170 6.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 640 $10.16 $10.39 $21,610 3.7 %
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 2,420 $7.83 $9.88 $20,560 6.7 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 100 $17.49 $16.73 $34,800 5.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $10.91 $10.36 $21,560 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $12.40 $12.40 $25,780 12.4 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 50 $8.75 $9.18 $19,090 4.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $12.67 $11.94 $24,830 4.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $10.89 $10.88 $22,620 4.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $9.62 $10.30 $21,420 7.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $14.95 $14.91 $31,010 5.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $7.40 $7.71 $16,040 3.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 800 $7.33 $7.36 $15,300 8.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $11.51 $12.59 $26,190 13.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $9.92 $10.95 $22,780 4.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $10.11 $11.26 $23,410 4.7 %
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 11,060 $8.93 $11.30 $23,500 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,470 $12.75 $14.43 $30,020 5.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $28.36 $31.54 $65,610 10.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,440 $7.44 $7.98 $16,600 1.7 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 70 $10.86 $11.23 $23,360 3.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $8.21 $9.34 $19,420 7.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $10.88 $11.25 $23,390 5.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,140 $9.19 $10.55 $21,950 4.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $12.96 $12.90 $26,820 6.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $16.85 $17.72 $36,850 9.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $23.46 $20.95 $43,570 9.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 $24.75 $24.99 $51,990 8.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 790 $18.83 $21.26 $44,220 4.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 130 $12.46 $13.10 $27,250 16.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $8.70 $8.72 $18,140 4.2 %
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 15,360 $11.47 $12.76 $26,530 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 890 $18.21 $20.89 $43,450 6.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.30 $9.94 $20,670 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $13.01 $13.99 $29,100 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $13.63 $13.65 $28,390 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,630 $14.12 $14.57 $30,300 1.7 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 90 $11.42 $11.92 $24,790 2.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 290 $14.54 $15.20 $31,620 7.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $12.33 $12.82 $26,660 7.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 610 $10.53 $10.75 $22,360 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 200 $12.26 $12.85 $26,730 2.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 620 $11.86 $12.91 $26,840 4.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 240 $13.93 $14.62 $30,400 3.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $7.62 $8.63 $17,960 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $7.95 $10.30 $21,430 19.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 290 $10.99 $11.43 $23,770 2.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 $7.51 $8.00 $16,650 5.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $14.32 $14.00 $29,120 6.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $12.42 $12.78 $26,580 7.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $13.98 $14.59 $30,350 6.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $14.87 $15.24 $31,710 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 630 $9.23 $9.63 $20,030 2.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $8.36 $8.54 $17,770 4.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 180 $10.30 $10.68 $22,200 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $11.45 $12.41 $25,810 8.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 130 $7.75 $9.10 $18,930 4.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $25.26 $24.90 $51,790 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 370 $21.72 $21.87 $45,480 0.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 $14.68 $16.38 $34,080 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $15.93 $16.89 $35,140 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 570 $12.16 $12.38 $25,760 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,570 $8.65 $9.32 $19,380 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $10.18 $11.47 $23,860 5.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 440 $14.98 $16.00 $33,270 3.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $17.51 $17.39 $36,180 3.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $9.78 $11.20 $23,300 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,520 $10.48 $11.04 $22,970 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $12.25 $14.78 $30,730 6.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $11.45 $12.59 $26,190 5.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.38 $14.99 $31,180 7.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,250 $9.29 $10.04 $20,890 2.2 %
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 (8) $9.10 $10.64 $22,130 6.9 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 80 $14.23 $16.38 $34,070 13.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 40 $9.18 $10.07 $20,940 9.4 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $7.87 $7.97 $16,580 6.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $9.42 $10.16 $21,130 5.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 60 $11.16 $11.73 $24,390 11.3 %
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 3,710 $12.31 $13.35 $27,780 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 400 $19.71 $20.34 $42,320 3.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 360 $12.86 $13.05 $27,150 4.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $11.24 $11.08 $23,040 6.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 510 $8.99 $9.66 $20,080 3.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $12.27 $12.69 $26,400 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 280 $13.17 $13.40 $27,870 2.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 200 $17.94 $20.65 $42,950 12.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 $11.35 $11.97 $24,900 7.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 150 $11.88 $12.08 $25,130 2.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $13.28 $14.05 $29,230 3.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $12.48 $13.01 $27,060 5.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $13.94 $13.64 $28,370 5.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $9.47 $9.63 $20,030 4.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 160 $12.62 $12.63 $26,280 4.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $8.61 $9.22 $19,170 8.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $14.63 $16.94 $35,230 6.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 350 $10.28 $10.58 $22,010 2.8 %
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 4,620 $14.09 $15.51 $32,270 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $22.23 $23.35 $48,570 3.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $14.27 $14.16 $29,460 6.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140 $27.31 $26.65 $55,440 6.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $17.53 $17.43 $36,260 5.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $14.28 $15.26 $31,730 8.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 $7.55 $9.90 $20,580 20.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $16.37 $16.46 $34,230 2.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $10.48 $10.42 $21,680 3.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 470 $10.99 $12.01 $24,990 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $14.67 $15.49 $32,230 3.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $16.11 $16.00 $33,270 5.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $16.26 $15.93 $33,130 3.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $8.89 $9.03 $18,790 6.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $16.99 $16.26 $33,820 4.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $17.45 $16.83 $35,000 7.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,450 $12.63 $13.54 $28,160 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 $13.53 $13.87 $28,840 4.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $20.06 $20.39 $42,420 2.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 130 $17.77 $19.36 $40,270 10.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $14.85 $15.01 $31,220 4.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $8.94 $9.66 $20,100 3.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $19.80 $20.84 $43,350 2.7 %
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 11,450 $11.71 $12.71 $26,450 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 820 $19.63 $22.12 $46,010 3.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $14.38 $15.05 $31,300 3.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,620 $11.48 $11.58 $24,090 2.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $8.31 $8.57 $17,820 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $9.15 $9.77 $20,330 7.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $13.41 $13.56 $28,200 7.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 840 $8.92 $9.29 $19,310 4.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $12.98 $12.74 $26,510 8.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.19 $11.18 $23,250 11.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $14.27 $14.50 $30,160 3.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $7.45 $8.67 $18,030 13.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 560 $12.74 $12.58 $26,160 2.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $14.00 $13.63 $28,350 4.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.66 $12.64 $26,300 6.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.91 $13.01 $27,050 2.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 220 $16.37 $16.98 $35,310 4.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $11.48 $12.92 $26,880 5.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.80 $14.37 $29,900 5.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $18.63 $19.92 $41,430 4.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 650 $12.16 $12.81 $26,640 2.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.55 $13.47 $28,020 2.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $10.41 $11.46 $23,830 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 440 $7.62 $8.08 $16,800 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $8.09 $8.37 $17,410 4.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 190 $8.72 $10.07 $20,950 8.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $11.92 $11.77 $24,490 5.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $13.47 $13.49 $28,070 9.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $17.40 $16.51 $34,330 4.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $14.28 $14.82 $30,830 4.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $8.28 $8.97 $18,650 5.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $9.95 $10.31 $21,430 4.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $11.59 $11.41 $23,730 7.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.04 $14.46 $30,070 11.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 500 $13.41 $14.82 $30,820 5.3 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $11.09 $11.76 $24,460 4.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $10.89 $12.05 $25,060 6.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $11.85 $12.04 $25,040 2.9 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $9.56 $10.42 $21,660 3.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $13.63 $12.78 $26,580 9.7 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 130 $9.01 $9.25 $19,230 3.6 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 40 $11.63 $12.19 $25,350 6.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $11.55 $11.97 $24,900 4.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,100 $10.73 $12.08 $25,120 9.0 %
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 8,860 $10.51 $11.92 $24,800 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $21.34 $20.91 $43,480 3.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 240 $18.01 $20.89 $43,450 4.9 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 40 $8.78 $9.12 $18,960 5.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 150 $9.24 $9.60 $19,980 4.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 690 $8.16 $9.19 $19,120 4.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 520 $10.61 $12.41 $25,820 9.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,520 $13.32 $14.00 $29,120 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 710 $12.28 $14.11 $29,350 7.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $8.93 $9.29 $19,320 6.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $7.96 $8.68 $18,060 6.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 320 $10.32 $10.45 $21,740 3.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 $14.52 $14.18 $29,500 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 650 $11.09 $11.60 $24,120 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 80 $9.11 $9.03 $18,780 3.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,230 $9.53 $9.91 $20,620 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 180 $8.50 $9.17 $19,080 7.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 680 $8.61 $8.86 $18,430 3.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $11.39 $11.98 $24,920 6.4 %

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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