Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lafayette, LA



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 Lafayette, LA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

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 Lafayette, LA (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 146,100 $14.07 $17.45 $36,300 1.1 %
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 5,730 $34.57 $41.18 $85,660 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 (5) $91.28 $189,860 7.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,410 $39.17 $47.62 $99,050 2.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (4) (4) $21,350 5.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $25.44 $24.46 $50,890 8.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $31.59 $41.70 $86,730 8.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 450 $32.27 $36.24 $75,370 3.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 200 $27.77 $31.99 $66,540 5.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $35.64 $40.69 $84,640 6.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 300 $35.33 $40.80 $84,870 4.7 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 30 $32.27 $31.56 $65,640 4.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $30.32 $31.77 $66,080 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $44.59 $53.32 $110,890 11.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $26.74 $28.55 $59,370 4.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $33.33 $34.30 $71,340 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 $29.43 $31.12 $64,730 6.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $46.31 $47.73 $99,270 5.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $26.12 $26.07 $54,220 6.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $36.21 $37.69 $78,390 4.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $43.45 $44.12 $91,760 1.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 200 $18.66 $20.98 $43,640 5.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $22.88 $23.54 $48,970 3.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 410 $34.00 $39.76 $82,700 14.1 %
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 4,110 $23.97 $26.33 $54,770 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $18.30 $19.98 $41,550 6.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 380 $23.21 $23.09 $48,030 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $24.49 $25.53 $53,110 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 260 $20.80 $22.88 $47,600 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $24.32 $25.98 $54,040 4.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $21.75 $21.89 $45,530 4.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (8) $20.04 $20.66 $42,980 4.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 170 $26.82 $28.03 $58,310 5.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $23.31 $25.52 $53,080 4.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 60 $28.69 $29.24 $60,820 4.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 210 $26.75 $31.51 $65,540 10.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 910 $24.33 $29.10 $60,540 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 940 $25.73 $26.96 $56,070 2.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $30.65 $35.59 $74,030 10.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $22.69 $23.80 $49,510 7.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 180 $29.40 $29.30 $60,940 4.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $10.44 $12.03 $25,030 20.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $15.86 $15.92 $33,120 8.3 %
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 1,190 $22.17 $24.44 $50,830 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 140 $23.77 $24.16 $50,260 2.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $23.45 $24.15 $50,240 4.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 520 $18.52 $20.83 $43,320 5.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $23.65 $25.50 $53,030 7.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $24.56 $25.98 $54,030 4.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $25.03 $26.32 $54,740 2.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 80 $43.10 $42.07 $87,510 6.3 %
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 3,220 $27.56 $31.27 $65,050 6.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 $27.66 $29.36 $61,070 8.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 270 $22.17 $23.08 $48,000 2.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 220 $38.94 $41.03 $85,330 4.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 150 $32.96 $33.54 $69,760 12.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $23.28 $25.07 $52,140 4.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $37.21 $36.60 $76,130 5.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 110 $18.90 $20.70 $43,050 7.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 160 $41.59 $43.72 $90,930 5.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 230 $35.67 $35.94 $74,750 2.5 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 360 $48.08 $52.68 $109,580 4.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 310 $36.92 $37.06 $77,080 9.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $17.52 $18.02 $37,470 1.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 150 $19.37 $19.44 $40,430 2.9 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 110 $18.21 $18.77 $39,030 8.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $20.09 $20.45 $42,530 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 190 $21.82 $21.61 $44,940 6.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $30.55 $29.88 $62,150 3.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $17.51 $23.17 $48,180 11.8 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $41.00 $38.58 $80,240 10.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 300 $15.63 $17.11 $35,600 3.8 %
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 1,280 $25.87 $26.81 $55,770 4.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $22.97 $24.62 $51,210 7.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $23.71 $24.25 $50,440 4.1 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 120 $43.02 $46.44 $96,600 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $20.97 $24.81 $51,610 8.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 $14.71 $14.38 $29,900 4.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $21.23 $21.92 $45,590 9.5 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 360 $28.90 $27.29 $56,760 2.6 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $14.68 $16.57 $34,460 14.8 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,590 $18.21 $19.25 $40,030 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $14.26 $14.95 $31,100 2.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $25.78 $26.11 $54,310 2.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $13.50 $14.02 $29,160 5.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $23.44 $24.70 $51,370 11.2 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 40 $20.98 $20.72 $43,090 3.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $19.79 $20.79 $43,250 3.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $22.33 $23.72 $49,340 4.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $18.66 $20.49 $42,630 4.6 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 $20.60 $21.81 $45,370 3.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 120 $17.52 $17.84 $37,100 4.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 380 $13.34 $14.39 $29,930 8.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 170 $12.78 $14.16 $29,440 15.5 %
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 1,210 $24.73 $31.10 $64,690 6.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 630 $37.99 $43.85 $91,200 7.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 370 $17.20 $18.22 $37,890 5.6 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 60 $15.18 $15.15 $31,510 7.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (8) $16.10 $15.07 $31,350 12.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $14.55 $17.16 $35,690 17.8 %
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 6,150 $21.08 $19.56 $40,690 2.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $25.47 $25.10 $52,210 2.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 520 $8.49 $9.99 $20,770 5.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 50 $22.85 $23.72 $49,340 5.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $20.57 $19.11 $39,760 10.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 250 (4) (4) $41,990 8.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $24.98 $24.76 $51,500 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $14.08 $15.83 $32,940 10.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $25.42 $25.67 $53,400 1.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 900 (4) (4) $18,370 4.0 %
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 1,030 $14.43 $16.05 $33,390 3.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $10.98 $10.91 $22,700 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 180 $14.42 $15.26 $31,740 4.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 90 $17.72 $17.19 $35,760 4.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $11.00 $13.97 $29,060 13.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $12.64 $13.01 $27,060 3.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $16.46 $16.57 $34,470 6.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $13.37 $14.81 $30,800 5.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $18.93 $20.25 $42,110 3.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $9.51 $10.06 $20,930 3.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $13.54 $13.87 $28,840 3.2 %
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 8,980 $23.38 $29.74 $61,850 5.6 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $24.11 $25.04 $52,080 5.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 310 $49.44 $53.74 $111,790 7.0 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 70 (5) $86.28 $179,460 15.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 450 (5) $90.07 $187,350 7.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $18.04 $22.86 $47,560 23.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,950 $28.40 $30.65 $63,740 5.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $37.11 $36.18 $75,250 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $29.80 $31.84 $66,230 4.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $24.66 $24.90 $51,780 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $26.79 $28.32 $58,900 17.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $40.25 $49.95 $103,890 18.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 200 $23.49 $23.95 $49,810 3.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 240 $16.88 $17.79 $37,000 3.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $37.25 $32.70 $68,010 17.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $27.48 $27.45 $57,100 2.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $21.84 $22.36 $46,500 2.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 370 $11.84 $12.18 $25,340 3.5 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $22.14 $22.42 $46,630 4.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $16.86 $17.73 $36,890 4.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 210 $10.58 $10.90 $22,660 4.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,530 $17.61 $18.39 $38,240 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $13.44 $15.07 $31,350 3.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 80 $14.95 $16.41 $34,130 2.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70 $28.89 $29.51 $61,380 5.3 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 40 $22.13 $23.69 $49,270 2.7 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 40 $31.41 $29.22 $60,780 4.5 %
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 4,600 $9.56 $10.29 $21,400 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,720 $8.96 $9.26 $19,260 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,420 $9.03 $9.76 $20,300 3.3 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 40 $10.26 $10.17 $21,150 2.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $11.88 $13.02 $27,080 11.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 90 $8.66 $8.52 $17,730 3.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 300 $13.58 $13.20 $27,460 5.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 480 $10.91 $11.12 $23,130 6.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.95 $13.24 $27,530 2.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $11.65 $11.38 $23,660 6.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 180 $12.20 $12.74 $26,500 1.3 %
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 2,210 $14.11 $15.34 $31,910 5.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $27.77 $27.70 $57,620 2.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $17.63 $19.06 $39,640 4.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 350 $12.92 $13.68 $28,460 2.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 $18.01 $18.31 $38,080 2.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 70 $19.92 $19.61 $40,780 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 650 $8.49 $9.87 $20,530 4.2 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $8.48 $9.99 $20,770 12.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $7.88 $8.01 $16,660 5.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.78 $12.61 $26,230 10.2 %
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 12,960 $7.83 $8.77 $18,230 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 100 $14.01 $16.03 $33,340 6.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,040 $13.54 $13.92 $28,950 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 540 $7.31 $7.37 $15,330 4.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 650 $8.52 $9.04 $18,790 3.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 880 $9.64 $10.33 $21,500 6.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 490 $8.50 $8.65 $17,990 8.0 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 310 $10.04 $9.62 $20,020 4.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,510 $7.50 $7.86 $16,340 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 880 $7.45 $7.78 $16,180 4.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 630 $7.53 $7.73 $16,070 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 840 $7.40 $7.59 $15,800 4.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,660 $7.78 $8.28 $17,220 3.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $8.60 $8.73 $18,160 4.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 420 $7.67 $8.13 $16,910 3.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 420 $7.53 $7.63 $15,870 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 480 $7.85 $8.17 $16,990 3.6 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 30 $9.23 $9.12 $18,980 3.9 %
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 3,090 $8.83 $9.89 $20,580 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $14.08 $14.37 $29,900 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $18.14 $20.14 $41,900 7.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,530 $8.86 $9.60 $19,960 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $7.78 $8.00 $16,650 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 130 $11.82 $13.81 $28,720 12.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $9.39 $10.67 $22,190 5.3 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $9.85 $9.93 $20,660 4.3 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $11.11 $12.06 $25,080 3.9 %
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 2,730 $8.12 $9.70 $20,180 4.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $15.95 $15.90 $33,080 3.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 140 $8.46 $8.97 $18,660 5.3 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 30 $8.64 $8.50 $17,690 4.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $7.66 $7.98 $16,600 5.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $7.66 $8.21 $17,080 5.2 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 80 $10.06 $10.29 $21,400 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 340 $9.21 $9.78 $20,340 6.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 350 $7.63 $7.91 $16,460 3.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 820 $7.49 $7.65 $15,900 4.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 150 $26.51 $23.12 $48,100 3.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $7.64 $8.89 $18,500 5.2 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 190 $8.18 $8.70 $18,090 4.5 %
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 16,820 $9.84 $13.89 $28,890 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,780 $14.34 $15.52 $32,280 2.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $21.34 $22.75 $47,330 5.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,310 $7.48 $7.91 $16,460 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 480 $10.27 $11.29 $23,490 4.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $13.18 $14.97 $31,150 7.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,670 $8.94 $10.87 $22,610 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 140 $15.03 $21.52 $44,770 10.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 460 $20.47 $22.85 $47,530 10.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $26.51 $29.94 $62,280 17.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $16.95 $20.95 $43,580 9.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 450 $31.30 $32.46 $67,520 4.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,110 $23.91 $26.56 $55,250 3.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $26.31 $26.15 $54,380 3.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $14.28 $13.63 $28,340 11.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 90 $13.57 $15.70 $32,660 10.9 %
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 25,690 $12.65 $13.47 $28,010 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,530 $18.67 $19.32 $40,190 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 430 $10.84 $11.26 $23,410 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $12.73 $12.78 $26,580 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 530 $14.26 $14.10 $29,320 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,660 $15.23 $15.50 $32,230 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 $15.80 $16.13 $33,560 1.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $14.97 $16.14 $33,560 4.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 880 $10.35 $10.58 $22,000 3.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,810 $13.18 $13.54 $28,150 1.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $18.42 $19.39 $40,340 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 220 $9.40 $10.02 $20,850 4.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $10.39 $10.28 $21,380 6.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $13.45 $13.47 $28,010 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $12.63 $13.40 $27,880 6.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $13.40 $13.50 $28,080 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 160 $15.11 $15.90 $33,070 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,540 $9.97 $10.25 $21,320 1.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 180 $13.69 $14.33 $29,800 4.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 180 $8.43 $9.06 $18,840 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $12.06 $13.52 $28,110 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 620 $17.95 $17.44 $36,280 5.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $14.89 $15.75 $32,760 2.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $25.26 $25.21 $52,430 3.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $25.09 $23.35 $48,570 3.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 150 $25.25 $23.84 $49,590 4.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 320 $19.21 $18.94 $39,400 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 630 $11.76 $12.91 $26,850 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,840 $8.69 $9.73 $20,250 3.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $13.29 $12.82 $26,660 9.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,410 $15.58 $15.95 $33,170 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 450 $15.22 $16.25 $33,810 5.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 140 $10.12 $10.76 $22,370 7.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,400 $12.07 $12.34 $25,670 1.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $15.30 $16.02 $33,310 3.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 430 $10.66 $10.92 $22,710 2.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $10.51 $10.84 $22,550 5.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $11.89 $12.60 $26,220 5.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $9.42 $9.94 $20,660 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,400 $9.94 $10.84 $22,540 1.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 100 $14.37 $15.01 $31,230 5.1 %
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 160 $8.72 $10.49 $21,820 3.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 30 $11.34 $11.60 $24,130 5.7 %
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 9,930 $15.88 $17.64 $36,700 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 800 $26.34 $28.02 $58,280 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 30 $13.44 $14.17 $29,480 7.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 690 $16.47 $19.07 $39,660 8.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $13.75 $14.11 $29,340 3.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 870 $11.26 $11.34 $23,580 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $14.52 $17.43 $36,250 12.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 650 $14.76 $15.75 $32,760 5.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $15.02 $14.51 $30,180 3.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 700 $17.76 $18.56 $38,600 3.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers 80 $11.28 $11.66 $24,250 9.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 350 $17.13 $20.00 $41,600 13.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $18.26 $18.35 $38,170 16.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 720 $18.63 $19.13 $39,800 3.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 80 $14.74 $15.25 $31,720 2.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 150 $13.93 $14.65 $30,470 6.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 160 $11.42 $10.90 $22,660 6.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 190 $10.67 $10.87 $22,600 6.7 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $10.50 $11.05 $22,990 13.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $11.68 $12.16 $25,300 5.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $20.77 $22.04 $45,840 6.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 190 $20.56 $20.36 $42,340 8.1 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 330 $26.39 $26.49 $55,110 6.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 1,350 $16.06 $17.88 $37,180 3.5 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 160 $19.19 $19.39 $40,320 12.5 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 970 $13.92 $14.92 $31,020 5.5 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 280 $12.30 $13.73 $28,560 7.2 %
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 10,360 $17.30 $18.36 $38,180 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 740 $25.02 $26.42 $54,950 2.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $22.46 $22.50 $46,800 5.9 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 120 $19.65 $21.20 $44,100 3.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $24.82 $24.87 $51,720 12.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 90 $16.43 $15.99 $33,260 2.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 280 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $15.28 $15.47 $32,190 11.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 670 $15.59 $16.44 $34,200 4.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $19.63 $19.51 $40,570 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 480 $18.82 $19.39 $40,330 3.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 180 $11.18 $11.48 $23,880 5.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $15.52 $16.16 $33,620 4.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,050 $19.02 $21.02 $43,720 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,010 $15.42 $16.00 $33,280 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 290 $17.83 $18.25 $37,970 5.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 280 $19.09 $19.68 $40,930 5.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 120 $11.69 $12.57 $26,150 9.8 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $8.37 $9.23 $19,200 13.0 %
49-9096 Riggers 540 $18.58 $19.78 $41,150 6.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 690 $11.26 $11.93 $24,800 5.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 280 $15.00 $16.30 $33,900 3.9 %
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 10,140 $16.06 $17.58 $36,570 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 980 $24.81 $26.93 $56,020 4.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $18.47 $18.89 $39,300 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 340 $12.97 $13.29 $27,640 3.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 100 $22.82 $20.51 $42,670 12.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $9.64 $10.05 $20,900 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $11.86 $12.00 $24,960 3.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $8.95 $8.96 $18,630 4.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $20.97 $20.22 $42,070 5.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $15.29 $15.86 $33,000 7.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $14.93 $14.68 $30,540 3.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $15.76 $16.16 $33,610 9.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,170 $17.94 $18.28 $38,030 2.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,080 $18.18 $18.97 $39,460 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $13.37 $12.79 $26,600 8.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $7.92 $8.46 $17,610 4.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $9.86 $10.35 $21,540 4.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $13.95 $13.88 $28,880 3.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $16.04 $15.92 $33,120 4.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 690 $26.18 $26.92 $56,000 2.3 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) $12.96 $14.76 $30,700 6.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.17 $15.91 $33,090 7.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 880 $17.66 $20.06 $41,720 10.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 70 $13.45 $13.04 $27,120 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.28 $11.50 $23,920 3.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.86 $14.83 $30,840 3.1 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 70 $9.98 $10.34 $21,510 14.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $11.65 $12.17 $25,320 3.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 580 $16.21 $17.16 $35,700 4.9 %
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 12,930 $13.37 $15.09 $31,380 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 240 $18.54 $21.01 $43,690 6.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $24.69 $26.23 $54,550 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 440 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 390 $12.13 $13.07 $27,190 6.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,770 $15.57 $16.88 $35,110 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,540 $11.49 $12.26 $25,500 5.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 230 $12.37 $13.30 $27,660 8.7 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (8) $18.64 $18.70 $38,900 6.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 160 $30.19 $33.21 $69,080 8.3 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 70 $9.76 $9.60 $19,960 3.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $10.28 $10.05 $20,910 3.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 240 $25.81 $25.79 $53,630 9.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $12.08 $12.75 $26,520 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 430 $7.72 $8.31 $17,280 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,250 $9.72 $10.57 $21,980 2.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) $7.50 $9.08 $18,900 7.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $14.24 $14.42 $29,990 3.4 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 50 $9.91 $12.01 $24,980 14.5 %

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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