Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest 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 Southwest 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 Southwest 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 100,880 $11.84 $15.26 $31,740 2.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,920 $28.37 $32.58 $67,760 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $57.16 $65.10 $135,400 10.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,240 $35.09 $41.12 $85,540 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 260 (4) (4) $25,690 5.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $20.14 $22.15 $46,060 7.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $37.16 $35.12 $73,040 6.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $20.85 $22.80 $47,430 7.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $32.53 $34.66 $72,100 4.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $30.96 $33.63 $69,960 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $27.64 $32.16 $66,900 6.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $38.74 $39.56 $82,290 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $29.80 $31.64 $65,810 6.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $25.86 $27.18 $56,530 5.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $13.75 $16.54 $34,400 12.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 260 (4) (4) $65,610 2.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $58.21 $59.18 $123,100 5.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $19.73 $21.54 $44,800 6.6 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) $17.67 $18.80 $39,110 9.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 140 $13.93 $14.13 $29,380 5.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $31.88 $31.42 $65,360 2.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $29.32 $28.99 $60,300 1.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $16.23 $17.12 $35,610 4.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $18.04 $19.23 $39,990 5.1 %
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 1,800 $22.96 $25.69 $53,430 4.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $23.03 $25.56 $53,160 5.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $30.74 $30.32 $63,060 4.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $18.02 $21.62 $44,980 8.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $23.80 $26.26 $54,610 8.7 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 30 $16.16 $25.32 $52,660 19.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $13.76 $15.06 $31,310 9.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $18.46 $19.61 $40,800 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $29.84 $32.89 $68,410 3.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 190 $27.65 $29.77 $61,920 6.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 240 $25.22 $28.69 $59,680 6.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $13.02 $25.12 $52,240 17.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 300 $22.69 $27.27 $56,730 9.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $14.72 $17.06 $35,480 3.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $14.83 $15.17 $31,550 17.1 %
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 660 $24.54 $27.77 $57,760 7.8 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 100 $39.75 $38.98 $81,090 6.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $23.94 $26.93 $56,010 11.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $34.46 $34.50 $71,760 21.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $14.70 $16.02 $33,330 4.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $24.46 $26.18 $54,460 5.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $18.55 $22.15 $46,060 10.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $21.27 $22.33 $46,450 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $24.43 $27.43 $57,060 12.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 70 $38.18 $40.55 $84,340 2.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,980 $30.74 $33.51 $69,700 6.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 140 $15.28 $17.54 $36,480 7.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 530 $49.95 $47.63 $99,080 2.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $39.63 $39.17 $81,480 4.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $62.94 $55.67 $115,800 9.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $27.29 $35.20 $73,230 11.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $37.80 $41.82 $86,990 8.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $32.90 $35.13 $73,070 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $16.21 $16.01 $33,290 4.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $18.21 $18.95 $39,410 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 140 $14.81 $15.18 $31,570 2.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 160 $25.25 $24.74 $51,470 2.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $13.21 $15.11 $31,430 7.9 %
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 760 $29.75 $31.17 $64,820 9.7 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists (8) $20.62 $19.84 $41,260 4.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 90 $42.04 $41.47 $86,270 2.0 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 80 $22.41 $28.02 $58,280 3.2 %
19-1032 Foresters (8) $19.10 $21.50 $44,720 3.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $39.40 $39.88 $82,960 3.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $20.04 $21.34 $44,390 3.7 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 $45.67 $45.68 $95,010 2.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $25.50 $25.45 $52,940 4.6 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 40 $32.54 $29.32 $61,000 6.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $19.55 $20.60 $42,850 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 1,030 $14.77 $16.17 $33,640 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $12.18 $12.47 $25,930 4.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $21.28 $20.87 $43,410 4.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 100 $13.54 $14.56 $30,290 5.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $14.34 $15.22 $31,650 4.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $16.63 $18.11 $37,660 4.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $15.64 $17.49 $36,380 5.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $11.71 $12.91 $26,840 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 370 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1011 Lawyers 190 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators (8) $11.18 $11.22 $23,330 7.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $12.90 $15.81 $32,880 5.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 $10.05 $13.42 $27,900 20.7 %
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 7,650 $17.63 $17.19 $35,750 2.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $20.62 $22.59 $47,000 5.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 480 $7.56 $9.18 $19,100 9.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 210 (4) (4) $41,030 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,220 (4) (4) $41,440 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 920 (4) (4) $40,350 2.4 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $47,680 4.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,720 (4) (4) $41,940 3.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $44,210 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 170 (4) (4) $44,500 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 140 (4) (4) $42,370 3.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $44,350 2.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 30 $20.18 $21.71 $45,160 8.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $16.19 $17.22 $35,810 11.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $20.35 $20.83 $43,330 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $9.49 $10.04 $20,870 4.9 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,530 (4) (4) $16,570 2.2 %
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 410 $12.97 $15.79 $32,840 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $9.61 $10.61 $22,060 8.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $43,800 5.7 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers (8) $9.11 $11.38 $23,680 10.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $12.80 $12.41 $25,810 8.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $17.97 $20.59 $42,830 8.8 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $10.02 $14.13 $29,400 22.4 %
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 6,240 $20.82 $26.77 $55,690 3.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 (5) $91.13 $189,550 18.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $19.06 $20.10 $41,810 3.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $51.71 $51.96 $108,080 7.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 (5) $103.70 $215,700 9.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General 30 (5) $104.95 $218,290 15.3 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 30 (5) $110.11 $229,040 16.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $106.10 $220,680 18.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,200 $24.95 $27.27 $56,730 3.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $36.65 $34.63 $72,020 6.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $31.26 $31.28 $65,060 6.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $14.27 $16.39 $34,090 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $20.68 $20.68 $43,010 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $24.46 $25.99 $54,060 3.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $35.48 $33.74 $70,180 7.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $22.26 $22.16 $46,100 2.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $15.43 $15.03 $31,270 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $26.22 $26.23 $54,550 6.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $28.43 $27.55 $57,300 4.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $19.94 $20.49 $42,620 2.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 250 $12.19 $12.72 $26,460 5.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $11.33 $11.39 $23,700 3.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $14.86 $15.09 $31,390 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $11.33 $13.76 $28,630 18.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,210 $16.08 $16.03 $33,340 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 300 $10.31 $11.56 $24,050 4.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $11.31 $13.61 $28,310 6.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $28.49 $28.62 $59,540 5.6 %
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 2,950 $9.16 $9.81 $20,410 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 530 $9.55 $9.54 $19,850 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,840 $8.73 $9.06 $18,840 2.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $15.53 $16.50 $34,320 9.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $12.63 $12.89 $26,810 8.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $10.45 $11.03 $22,950 8.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $12.65 $13.08 $27,210 3.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 30 $7.83 $8.28 $17,210 8.5 %
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 3,210 $11.48 $13.37 $27,810 4.9 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 60 $28.39 $26.73 $55,600 5.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $20.52 $20.62 $42,890 4.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $18.29 $17.75 $36,920 3.1 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $13.74 $15.48 $32,190 9.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 320 $11.49 $11.41 $23,720 5.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 890 $11.90 $14.53 $30,210 9.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $18.44 $19.52 $40,600 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 680 $12.85 $13.58 $28,260 3.4 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 60 $13.67 $14.41 $29,980 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 750 $8.85 $9.45 $19,660 3.6 %
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 8,630 $7.67 $8.38 $17,430 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $15.51 $19.06 $39,640 12.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 770 $10.21 $11.33 $23,560 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,020 $7.70 $8.24 $17,140 5.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 690 $8.24 $8.58 $17,840 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 710 $8.23 $8.75 $18,200 4.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 $8.07 $8.72 $18,130 8.0 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $11.31 $11.45 $23,810 13.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,160 $7.57 $7.89 $16,420 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 220 $7.57 $7.67 $15,940 4.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,150 $7.49 $7.77 $16,170 3.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $7.60 $7.69 $16,000 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,240 $7.33 $7.41 $15,400 3.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $7.39 $7.54 $15,690 4.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $7.41 $7.57 $15,740 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 460 $7.43 $7.56 $15,720 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,890 $8.29 $9.25 $19,230 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $11.36 $12.32 $25,640 4.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $17.02 $16.70 $34,730 4.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,280 $8.34 $8.85 $18,410 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 $7.52 $7.81 $16,250 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $11.26 $13.22 $27,490 13.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $9.24 $9.79 $20,350 5.7 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $10.17 $10.56 $21,970 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 2,220 $8.00 $9.86 $20,510 4.4 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 110 $18.50 $18.23 $37,930 5.0 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons (8) $15.83 $15.64 $32,520 3.5 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 440 $7.40 $9.64 $20,040 16.1 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (8) $7.76 $7.95 $16,540 4.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.89 $10.38 $21,600 4.5 %
39-4011 Embalmers (8) $12.39 $15.98 $33,240 23.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $10.91 $11.16 $23,210 6.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $8.28 $9.26 $19,260 18.4 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $7.44 $7.67 $15,960 4.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 70 $7.55 $9.88 $20,540 10.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 730 $7.67 $7.98 $16,600 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 110 $7.87 $8.24 $17,150 5.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 $8.31 $10.11 $21,030 12.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $11.39 $12.79 $26,600 7.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $8.89 $10.14 $21,080 2.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,570 $8.50 $10.93 $22,720 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,630 $12.99 $13.51 $28,090 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $18.65 $21.73 $45,200 5.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,950 $7.30 $7.74 $16,090 1.6 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 100 $9.95 $10.31 $21,440 2.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $10.19 $10.90 $22,670 9.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 $11.76 $12.36 $25,700 4.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,460 $8.55 $10.55 $21,950 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $14.99 $16.52 $34,350 15.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $12.96 $13.18 $27,410 17.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 510 $18.52 $22.25 $46,270 6.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 100 $11.85 $17.02 $35,390 28.4 %
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 14,120 $11.48 $12.75 $26,520 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 730 $16.35 $18.15 $37,750 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $9.31 $9.85 $20,490 3.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 250 $11.79 $12.40 $25,780 5.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 $13.59 $14.44 $30,030 6.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,700 $13.60 $15.17 $31,560 4.1 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 130 $10.81 $11.28 $23,460 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $13.84 $14.24 $29,620 3.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $14.12 $14.78 $30,730 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 720 $10.30 $10.56 $21,970 3.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 190 $11.57 $11.96 $24,870 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 500 $10.66 $11.84 $24,620 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 150 $14.57 $14.96 $31,110 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $9.13 $9.17 $19,070 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $7.71 $7.86 $16,350 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $10.55 $11.71 $24,350 5.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $7.72 $8.31 $17,290 4.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $12.17 $12.09 $25,150 3.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $12.99 $13.28 $27,620 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $9.37 $10.09 $20,990 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $15.61 $15.22 $31,660 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 580 $9.80 $9.99 $20,790 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $9.05 $9.28 $19,310 5.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 140 $9.23 $9.73 $20,240 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $12.28 $13.34 $27,750 4.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $12.55 $12.27 $25,530 6.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $25.26 $25.13 $52,280 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 360 $23.47 $22.55 $46,890 1.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $16.58 $16.53 $34,390 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $14.50 $16.39 $34,100 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 410 $12.01 $13.17 $27,390 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,130 $8.64 $9.92 $20,640 3.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $10.38 $10.13 $21,080 5.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 320 $16.94 $17.92 $37,280 3.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $11.45 $11.43 $23,770 8.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,440 $11.22 $11.92 $24,800 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $14.70 $16.11 $33,520 5.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $11.17 $11.75 $24,430 2.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $8.02 $8.05 $16,730 4.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,250 $8.60 $9.45 $19,650 2.1 %
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 780 $13.43 $13.58 $28,250 7.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) $19.34 $19.56 $40,680 5.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $18.93 $18.52 $38,520 2.2 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $11.32 $11.33 $23,570 12.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 320 $14.85 $14.72 $30,620 5.1 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 $16.50 $15.77 $32,810 5.5 %
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 5,640 $14.46 $15.93 $33,140 3.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 590 $20.02 $21.75 $45,240 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 410 $13.76 $14.05 $29,220 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $10.70 $10.80 $22,450 3.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 400 $12.23 $12.32 $25,640 4.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 160 $12.61 $12.19 $25,360 3.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $13.86 $14.80 $30,780 4.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 350 $15.56 $17.50 $36,400 5.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 300 $12.77 $12.91 $26,850 4.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $21.99 $20.73 $43,120 8.8 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $11.40 $11.18 $23,250 7.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $14.22 $14.10 $29,330 4.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $13.04 $13.23 $27,520 5.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $10.73 $10.98 $22,850 4.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 $12.03 $12.13 $25,240 3.0 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 140 $8.23 $8.39 $17,460 4.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $8.48 $8.97 $18,670 13.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $14.31 $16.79 $34,930 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 440 $10.44 $10.45 $21,740 2.2 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $8.88 $8.75 $18,200 4.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 70 $18.77 $19.24 $40,020 3.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $23.13 $24.60 $51,160 5.0 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $19.63 $19.85 $41,280 5.5 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 300 $14.01 $14.30 $29,750 4.4 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 270 $14.63 $14.35 $29,860 6.8 %
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 4,570 $14.49 $16.21 $33,720 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 $23.79 $25.63 $53,320 4.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $13.26 $14.49 $30,150 8.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $28.44 $29.99 $62,390 10.0 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $13.85 $13.50 $28,070 6.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 190 $15.09 $15.93 $33,120 11.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 470 $12.80 $14.42 $29,990 6.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $14.18 $14.80 $30,780 4.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 70 $13.65 $13.94 $29,000 5.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $16.62 $17.13 $35,630 4.1 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $10.48 $10.71 $22,270 5.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.83 $12.29 $25,560 8.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $12.85 $13.27 $27,600 5.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) $16.71 $17.04 $35,440 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,230 $12.82 $13.65 $28,400 2.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $15.27 $15.44 $32,120 2.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $18.89 $18.88 $39,260 5.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 150 $22.62 $21.65 $45,040 3.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $15.84 $17.56 $36,530 13.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 80 $11.95 $11.31 $23,520 5.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $9.89 $10.47 $21,770 5.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $23.16 $22.30 $46,380 2.8 %
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 9,760 $11.23 $12.87 $26,770 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 660 $19.11 $20.69 $43,040 4.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $15.21 $14.88 $30,950 3.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 530 $9.78 $11.53 $23,990 3.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 210 $12.00 $15.51 $32,260 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $9.02 $10.07 $20,940 9.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $11.29 $12.28 $25,530 6.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,190 $10.74 $10.24 $21,300 3.7 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (8) $9.34 $9.77 $20,320 3.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $12.21 $12.13 $25,230 7.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $10.83 $10.98 $22,840 3.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.09 $10.35 $21,530 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $14.73 $16.96 $35,280 3.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $7.74 $8.46 $17,600 8.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $13.40 $14.19 $29,510 5.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 820 $15.79 $16.48 $34,270 3.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.71 $13.74 $28,590 7.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 50 $13.24 $14.11 $29,360 5.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 30 $11.74 $11.79 $24,510 4.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 240 $7.64 $8.40 $17,470 3.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.30 $7.50 $15,600 7.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 470 $7.53 $8.01 $16,670 4.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $12.02 $13.52 $28,130 3.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 330 $9.78 $11.06 $23,000 5.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 160 $13.06 $12.73 $26,470 4.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $10.88 $11.57 $24,070 9.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $24.39 $24.74 $51,450 4.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $12.89 $13.63 $28,360 11.5 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $9.01 $8.96 $18,640 5.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.60 $13.58 $28,250 27.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $17.10 $17.70 $36,820 7.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 370 $12.59 $14.59 $30,340 4.5 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $11.37 $12.81 $26,650 5.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $10.33 $11.23 $23,360 7.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $15.02 $15.50 $32,240 10.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $11.41 $11.38 $23,660 4.0 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 140 $10.87 $10.33 $21,490 3.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 630 $10.96 $11.15 $23,190 3.5 %
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 10,720 $11.69 $13.14 $27,330 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $16.92 $19.18 $39,890 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 330 $18.11 $21.90 $45,550 6.6 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (8) $8.11 $8.42 $17,510 4.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 570 $11.83 $11.05 $22,990 5.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 200 $13.71 $13.70 $28,500 4.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,020 $16.04 $16.24 $33,770 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 640 $10.06 $12.01 $24,980 6.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $7.73 $8.08 $16,810 6.4 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 120 $17.55 $16.37 $34,060 5.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 150 $28.52 $27.85 $57,930 3.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $7.67 $8.70 $18,100 11.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 90 $11.83 $12.34 $25,670 4.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $16.29 $16.88 $35,100 4.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 150 $21.11 $18.74 $38,990 12.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 560 $11.39 $11.76 $24,460 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 $10.52 $10.85 $22,580 5.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,720 $8.94 $9.51 $19,790 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 580 $10.97 $11.06 $23,010 8.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 540 $7.88 $8.58 $17,840 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $9.75 $10.18 $21,170 5.3 %

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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