Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Merced, CA



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 Merced, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

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 Merced, CA (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 59,560 $13.90 $18.29 $38,040 2.7 %
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 2,160 $40.01 $44.48 $92,520 4.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 (5) $93.45 $194,380 7.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 680 $40.26 $48.03 $99,900 4.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 (4) (4) $32,680 2.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 100 $27.74 $38.59 $80,260 9.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $27.08 $32.10 $66,770 6.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $44.24 $47.61 $99,030 4.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $48.72 $51.10 $106,300 6.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $45.58 $43.74 $90,970 4.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9051 Food Service Managers 150 $18.96 $21.01 $43,710 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $44.54 $47.05 $97,860 6.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $13.13 $14.10 $29,330 12.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $39.92 $37.78 $78,590 5.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $46.63 $48.36 $100,580 6.0 %
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 1,280 $24.93 $27.65 $57,510 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) $22.97 $21.82 $45,380 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $26.32 $26.48 $55,080 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $22.61 $25.81 $53,690 8.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $23.63 $25.82 $53,710 5.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $25.32 $24.51 $50,990 3.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $27.44 $28.52 $59,310 5.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $33.24 $35.43 $73,690 6.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $22.07 $29.39 $61,130 13.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 170 $26.52 $28.37 $59,010 3.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $26.86 $30.14 $62,690 16.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $23.20 $26.86 $55,880 10.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 360 $26.40 $28.17 $58,600 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $33.36 $34.80 $72,380 5.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 100 $21.73 $22.16 $46,100 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $20.47 $23.24 $48,330 7.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $30.99 $31.92 $66,390 4.6 %
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 240 $32.69 $33.66 $70,010 4.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $43.74 $46.92 $97,590 4.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $32.38 $33.08 $68,810 7.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $28.88 $28.95 $60,220 2.5 %
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 370 $29.71 $30.99 $64,460 4.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $43.83 $45.59 $94,830 12.0 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 60 $16.60 $16.92 $35,200 4.1 %
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 890 $20.86 $22.60 $47,000 6.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $25.55 $27.92 $58,070 14.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $28.71 $28.24 $58,740 2.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $24.23 $23.14 $48,130 10.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $12.28 $14.05 $29,230 5.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $9.84 $11.66 $24,260 14.6 %
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 190 $30.40 $38.60 $80,290 5.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $24.54 $25.26 $52,540 2.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $29.27 $29.35 $61,050 2.6 %
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 6,910 $25.80 $26.38 $54,880 5.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 140 $12.89 $14.43 $30,020 5.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (4) (4) $59,260 4.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,080 (4) (4) $59,730 4.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 300 (4) (4) $58,250 4.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 900 (4) (4) $62,220 3.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 (4) (4) $59,010 6.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $31.98 $30.90 $64,280 2.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $10.44 $12.51 $26,020 13.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $52,070 2.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 40 $27.99 $29.36 $61,070 8.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $16.43 $16.32 $33,950 3.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $36.73 $37.85 $78,720 6.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,360 (4) (4) $30,070 5.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 40 $14.96 $15.85 $32,960 10.6 %
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 330 $16.79 $18.33 $38,130 5.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $20.95 $19.58 $40,730 3.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 140 (4) (4) $37,460 11.8 %
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 1,980 $31.17 $36.51 $75,940 5.9 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $37.65 $38.81 $80,720 7.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 80 $58.98 $57.51 $119,620 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 $75.08 $83.75 $174,210 13.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 22.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $46.58 $49.87 $103,740 7.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 500 $36.32 $37.11 $77,180 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $46.25 $44.87 $93,320 3.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $31.52 $31.52 $65,570 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) $29.91 $32.45 $67,490 3.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $36.31 $35.00 $72,790 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $14.23 $14.37 $29,890 4.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $28.93 $32.57 $67,750 8.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 60 $31.60 $31.69 $65,920 3.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 90 $15.09 $15.35 $31,930 6.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 210 $23.01 $22.90 $47,620 3.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 $18.94 $19.85 $41,300 8.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $15.32 $16.88 $35,110 7.3 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,540 $11.55 $12.37 $25,730 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 230 $9.50 $9.86 $20,500 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 480 $11.44 $11.71 $24,360 3.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $10.63 $10.59 $22,020 2.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $15.55 $15.53 $32,310 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 380 $11.75 $11.97 $24,890 2.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $12.45 $12.43 $25,860 10.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $14.92 $15.67 $32,590 7.5 %
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 1,710 $23.47 $22.99 $47,810 7.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $48.89 $48.30 $100,470 3.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $33.33 $37.58 $78,170 14.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $26.95 $29.59 $61,540 5.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 510 $29.90 $30.67 $63,790 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 280 $10.80 $11.65 $24,230 6.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $10.92 $12.89 $26,800 5.5 %
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 5,060 $9.16 $10.11 $21,020 2.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 $12.01 $13.95 $29,010 5.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 930 $8.84 $8.87 $18,450 2.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 270 $13.41 $13.67 $28,430 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 290 $9.33 $9.62 $20,010 3.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $11.43 $11.47 $23,860 3.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 250 $9.58 $10.40 $21,630 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 100 $8.71 $8.74 $18,180 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,570 $8.96 $9.41 $19,570 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $9.19 $9.14 $19,010 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 530 $9.27 $10.38 $21,580 9.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $9.02 $9.53 $19,830 5.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $8.96 $9.00 $18,710 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $8.96 $8.95 $18,620 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,760 $11.76 $13.27 $27,600 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $20.70 $20.59 $42,830 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $24.65 $25.58 $53,200 5.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 880 $11.32 $12.17 $25,310 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 230 $9.14 $9.41 $19,560 3.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $15.14 $17.00 $35,370 6.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 390 $12.55 $13.94 $29,000 4.5 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $18.71 $17.94 $37,320 5.2 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 50 $17.49 $16.76 $34,850 8.5 %
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 990 $9.88 $11.43 $23,770 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $19.93 $19.55 $40,660 2.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $9.12 $9.44 $19,630 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $9.33 $10.07 $20,950 7.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 380 $10.20 $10.76 $22,390 5.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $10.08 $13.48 $28,050 11.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $9.22 $10.99 $22,860 3.6 %
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 5,180 $9.45 $12.86 $26,740 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 610 $15.94 $16.17 $33,630 5.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30 $21.78 $25.75 $53,560 8.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,870 $8.99 $9.97 $20,730 3.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $9.81 $11.47 $23,860 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $12.97 $13.78 $28,670 8.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,680 $9.13 $10.25 $21,320 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 $11.79 $11.90 $24,760 3.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $18.68 $27.95 $58,150 26.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $21.56 $27.67 $57,550 9.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 220 $28.57 $30.37 $63,160 4.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 $21.90 $21.19 $44,080 11.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8,800 $14.11 $15.40 $32,030 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 530 $20.93 $22.17 $46,110 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $13.76 $14.24 $29,620 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $14.02 $14.21 $29,550 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 690 $17.29 $17.35 $36,080 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $17.08 $17.46 $36,310 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $18.37 $18.38 $38,230 6.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 280 $12.15 $12.39 $25,770 4.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,100 $12.21 $14.50 $30,160 3.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $9.94 $11.56 $24,040 6.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $14.83 $15.35 $31,930 5.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $20.95 $19.26 $40,060 16.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $19.36 $19.08 $39,690 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 310 $10.90 $11.76 $24,460 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $19.06 $19.50 $40,560 6.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $8.96 $9.81 $20,400 12.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $20.27 $19.26 $40,070 6.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $19.61 $20.46 $42,570 4.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $23.72 $23.55 $48,970 2.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $25.25 $24.23 $50,390 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 190 $24.03 $22.68 $47,180 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $22.73 $22.92 $47,670 5.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 $12.89 $14.04 $29,210 4.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 850 $9.68 $10.87 $22,610 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 400 $19.85 $19.96 $41,520 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $16.53 $17.11 $35,580 9.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 400 $11.57 $12.76 $26,530 5.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 430 $15.78 $16.57 $34,470 3.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $14.73 $17.21 $35,810 11.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $18.24 $19.72 $41,020 5.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 90 $13.65 $14.10 $29,330 7.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,260 $12.03 $12.51 $26,020 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $14.31 $17.93 $37,300 9.7 %
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 3,970 $9.04 $9.79 $20,370 2.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 140 $16.54 $18.39 $38,250 4.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 560 $8.66 $8.68 $18,050 4.1 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $9.22 $9.93 $20,650 5.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2,770 $9.04 $9.12 $18,980 1.8 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 70 $9.47 $9.72 $20,230 4.7 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 60 $21.21 $19.01 $39,540 11.7 %
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 1,760 $18.84 $20.68 $43,020 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 130 $28.47 $29.95 $62,290 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 220 $20.69 $22.92 $47,660 9.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $14.33 $15.69 $32,630 6.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 450 $14.01 $15.63 $32,500 4.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $19.28 $19.61 $40,780 4.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 120 $22.25 $22.50 $46,790 4.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $23.33 $23.42 $48,710 5.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 160 $23.89 $24.90 $51,790 3.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $19.62 $21.79 $45,330 8.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $22.17 $23.88 $49,660 11.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $20.39 $20.94 $43,550 2.9 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,370 $18.02 $19.32 $40,190 3.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $29.33 $29.57 $61,500 3.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $28.13 $28.12 $58,490 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $18.07 $19.81 $41,190 7.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 430 $16.09 $16.62 $34,570 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $19.94 $20.21 $42,040 2.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 70 $17.18 $18.81 $39,120 11.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $25.71 $25.68 $53,420 4.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $9.36 $11.05 $22,980 11.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $19.09 $20.16 $41,940 5.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 $27.57 $26.33 $54,760 5.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 800 $16.49 $16.79 $34,930 6.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30 $11.11 $12.03 $25,020 7.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $12.40 $15.08 $31,360 5.8 %
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 6,310 $12.21 $15.03 $31,270 7.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 380 $28.60 $28.38 $59,020 5.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 30 $12.67 $14.69 $30,550 12.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 100 $14.62 $14.50 $30,150 8.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 $9.77 $10.61 $22,060 5.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $10.34 $10.34 $21,520 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $12.69 $14.16 $29,460 9.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 350 $23.14 $21.00 $43,680 8.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 90 $15.29 $17.30 $35,980 6.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $11.88 $13.17 $27,400 2.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $18.17 $18.11 $37,660 3.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 30 $9.11 $9.47 $19,700 3.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $14.14 $14.23 $29,600 7.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $13.54 $14.61 $30,380 7.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 $35.01 $34.21 $71,170 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $20.91 $21.75 $45,230 3.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $19.36 $19.76 $41,090 3.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $10.54 $11.51 $23,930 6.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $15.60 $15.41 $32,050 4.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 $12.92 $15.81 $32,890 15.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 970 $12.68 $14.09 $29,300 7.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $17.66 $19.41 $40,380 9.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 430 $9.40 $10.26 $21,340 3.9 %
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 5,390 $12.91 $14.70 $30,580 5.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $19.69 $19.21 $39,960 4.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $24.93 $25.55 $53,150 5.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 320 $15.28 $15.60 $32,460 11.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 300 $9.29 $11.84 $24,620 12.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 930 $18.93 $22.17 $46,100 11.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 350 $9.31 $13.14 $27,320 13.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $9.20 $9.45 $19,660 4.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 690 $16.73 $16.63 $34,590 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $9.43 $10.89 $22,650 6.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,630 $10.40 $11.40 $23,700 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 580 $8.98 $9.26 $19,260 3.4 %

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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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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