Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Olympia, WA



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 Olympia, WA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington.

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 Olympia, WA (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 95,910 $18.63 $21.91 $45,570 5.4 %
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 6,110 $40.55 $42.17 $87,700 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $60.26 $62.45 $129,900 4.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 960 $46.45 $49.83 $103,640 3.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 240 (4) (4) $46,410 5.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $48.51 $48.72 $101,330 6.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $31.93 $42.09 $87,560 11.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 160 $42.02 $42.54 $88,480 3.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 $39.91 $41.29 $85,880 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 820 $41.49 $41.89 $87,140 2.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 620 $40.97 $43.67 $90,840 3.1 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $38.65 $37.95 $78,940 3.1 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $38.24 $37.86 $78,750 2.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 140 $40.04 $40.35 $83,930 2.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $32.58 $36.85 $76,640 9.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $37.06 $36.43 $75,780 2.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $46.47 $48.38 $100,630 5.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $45.42 $48.69 $101,270 6.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $93,260 1.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $49.45 $49.07 $102,070 3.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $38.02 $34.83 $72,440 7.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $49.47 $50.36 $104,760 5.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 300 $41.88 $42.94 $89,320 2.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 140 $32.62 $31.50 $65,510 10.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 360 $33.63 $33.84 $70,390 2.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 640 $37.28 $38.24 $79,540 2.3 %
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 7,050 $25.82 $26.71 $55,550 2.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $15.25 $19.25 $40,050 13.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 390 $26.29 $26.24 $54,580 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 770 $24.64 $24.50 $50,950 2.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 680 $27.80 $27.40 $56,990 2.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $26.32 $26.03 $54,140 5.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $21.25 $21.77 $45,270 4.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 170 $22.43 $25.62 $53,300 5.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $24.82 $24.84 $51,660 3.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 710 $25.95 $26.15 $54,400 2.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 410 $30.16 $31.69 $65,920 7.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 690 $28.60 $29.34 $61,020 2.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,060 $26.58 $27.45 $57,090 1.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 540 $23.68 $25.40 $52,820 2.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $33.79 $34.05 $70,830 4.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $30.24 $36.53 $75,980 15.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $21.41 $23.17 $48,190 7.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 160 $27.98 $29.27 $60,890 5.2 %
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 4,120 $33.78 $34.23 $71,200 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 160 $39.46 $38.41 $79,900 2.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $37.16 $38.33 $79,720 4.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,180 $41.16 $41.39 $86,090 4.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 540 $23.43 $23.22 $48,300 2.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $35.66 $37.02 $77,000 4.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $35.58 $35.31 $73,440 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,450 $31.86 $31.01 $64,490 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 130 $32.11 $31.27 $65,030 5.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $38.01 $38.28 $79,620 5.2 %
15-2041 Statisticians 70 $29.77 $30.61 $63,670 5.8 %
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 1,750 $33.12 $33.17 $68,990 2.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 $37.99 $37.95 $78,930 9.1 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (8) $27.42 $38.13 $79,300 11.1 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 40 $30.96 $31.76 $66,070 4.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $31.26 $29.71 $61,790 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 750 $35.14 $35.40 $73,640 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $44.11 $47.66 $99,140 8.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 $34.44 $35.39 $73,610 1.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 140 $39.87 $38.46 $79,990 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $35.77 $36.72 $76,370 3.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 $32.98 $32.98 $68,600 10.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $18.52 $19.25 $40,040 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 180 $24.84 $24.23 $50,410 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $23.78 $23.35 $48,560 3.7 %
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 2,940 $29.47 $29.35 $61,050 1.9 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 240 $28.64 $29.99 $62,380 2.2 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 140 $31.25 $31.99 $66,530 2.7 %
19-1032 Foresters 120 $25.96 $25.75 $53,550 2.3 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 60 $32.30 $32.81 $68,240 3.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $29.79 $27.36 $56,910 3.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 510 $29.71 $28.80 $59,900 2.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 70 $29.87 $32.17 $66,910 14.8 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 60 $36.53 $35.80 $74,450 2.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 100 $24.30 $25.89 $53,840 7.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $35.89 $36.29 $75,480 6.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 420 $32.13 $31.79 $66,120 1.9 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 110 $32.81 $33.08 $68,810 4.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 120 $17.44 $18.18 $37,820 2.0 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 210 $23.21 $24.70 $51,390 3.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $16.62 $17.76 $36,950 4.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $26.62 $23.33 $48,520 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 1,980 $22.49 $22.02 $45,800 2.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $20.63 $19.98 $41,560 5.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $27.64 $28.28 $58,820 2.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $20.50 $21.62 $44,970 2.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 220 $23.89 $23.03 $47,910 4.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 $19.16 $21.77 $45,280 5.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $26.38 $26.96 $56,070 5.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 250 $23.93 $22.37 $46,530 4.4 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 120 $25.45 $25.34 $52,700 3.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $18.75 $21.29 $44,280 5.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 270 $24.01 $23.56 $49,000 4.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 310 $14.11 $14.76 $30,690 4.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 160 $23.43 $20.98 $43,630 16.0 %
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 1,080 $34.06 $34.84 $72,460 3.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 460 $39.82 $41.00 $85,270 4.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 130 $25.04 $23.72 $49,340 6.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $31.04 $29.49 $61,330 8.6 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 260 $25.77 $26.04 $54,170 8.6 %
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 6,660 $21.10 $22.59 $46,990 3.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $19.56 $21.47 $44,650 4.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 $12.09 $13.45 $27,970 7.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $53,130 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 800 (4) (4) $55,000 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 500 (4) (4) $53,440 3.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 500 (4) (4) $57,750 1.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $60,800 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $53,380 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $54,380 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $54,320 1.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 110 $19.60 $20.82 $43,310 4.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 200 $24.85 $25.97 $54,020 12.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 920 (4) (4) $38,000 6.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $27.54 $27.37 $56,940 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $16.42 $17.01 $35,390 2.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 210 $30.09 $28.85 $60,010 4.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,320 (4) (4) $26,550 1.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $29.08 $28.62 $59,540 2.9 %
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 1,620 $20.84 $23.03 $47,910 5.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $13.12 $13.55 $28,180 4.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $21.03 $20.90 $43,480 6.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 390 (4) (4) $28,730 4.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 550 $29.59 $32.39 $67,370 7.2 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $24.33 $25.74 $53,540 4.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $30.13 $29.73 $61,830 6.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $15.22 $16.90 $35,150 6.2 %
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 4,050 $31.57 $34.96 $72,710 3.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 100 (5) $101.53 $211,180 15.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $52.67 $51.32 $106,750 2.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 $72.98 $57.15 $118,860 5.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 $55.97 $64.51 $134,170 5.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $45.11 $45.97 $95,620 4.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,510 $35.62 $34.94 $72,670 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $33.62 $33.16 $68,980 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $30.86 $31.13 $64,750 2.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $31.30 $31.36 $65,220 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $39.70 $44.98 $93,560 14.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $28.35 $28.22 $58,690 6.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $17.81 $18.68 $38,860 4.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 160 $42.63 $42.18 $87,740 3.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $30.28 $30.88 $64,240 2.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $35.06 $35.77 $74,410 2.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $29.17 $29.80 $61,980 3.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $27.65 $25.52 $53,090 8.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $17.90 $17.58 $36,560 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $14.58 $14.73 $30,630 6.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $20.96 $20.82 $43,310 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $15.41 $16.68 $34,690 5.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 80 $19.78 $20.91 $43,500 4.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) $30.47 $30.33 $63,090 2.2 %
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 2,180 $14.53 $15.69 $32,640 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 300 $10.45 $10.64 $22,130 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 440 $11.44 $11.84 $24,630 3.0 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 160 $27.20 $26.77 $55,670 4.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 370 $19.06 $18.34 $38,140 6.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 490 $15.90 $16.26 $33,820 4.0 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $16.35 $16.18 $33,650 3.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $16.42 $16.35 $34,010 2.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $11.72 $11.73 $24,400 7.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 120 $16.48 $16.70 $34,730 2.2 %
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 1,770 $26.32 $26.45 $55,010 5.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $41.50 $41.86 $87,070 2.3 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 110 $41.12 $42.35 $88,090 5.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-2011 Fire Fighters 300 $30.56 $29.65 $61,660 4.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $29.12 $28.24 $58,740 3.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 360 $31.83 $31.16 $64,800 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 210 $14.62 $15.26 $31,730 6.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $9.17 $9.30 $19,350 3.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $13.32 $15.42 $32,070 7.0 %
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 8,400 $10.23 $11.65 $24,230 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $16.95 $18.00 $37,430 3.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 440 $17.83 $17.99 $37,430 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 360 $9.21 $9.49 $19,740 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $12.92 $13.21 $27,490 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 820 $12.34 $12.94 $26,920 6.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $10.76 $10.72 $22,290 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 320 $9.88 $10.49 $21,820 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 400 $14.04 $14.21 $29,560 5.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,210 $9.57 $10.07 $20,950 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 880 $9.21 $9.79 $20,370 2.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,280 $13.76 $14.13 $29,380 3.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $9.78 $10.64 $22,130 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 380 $9.05 $9.32 $19,390 4.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $9.56 $9.70 $20,180 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 350 $9.08 $9.50 $19,770 4.1 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 30 (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 2,420 $12.84 $13.81 $28,730 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $18.66 $22.97 $47,780 15.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $17.86 $19.35 $40,240 7.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,250 $13.10 $13.58 $28,250 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $9.70 $11.02 $22,930 5.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $13.07 $14.39 $29,940 4.7 %
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 2,690 $10.95 $13.18 $27,420 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $17.56 $20.01 $41,630 7.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $9.88 $10.74 $22,350 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $9.24 $9.77 $20,320 2.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $11.41 $13.19 $27,430 13.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $9.39 $10.37 $21,580 6.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 510 $10.48 $10.87 $22,610 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 290 $19.43 $17.92 $37,280 8.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $11.45 $12.61 $26,220 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 8,830 $11.53 $15.61 $32,470 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 840 $18.77 $22.18 $46,140 8.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $30.27 $32.76 $68,150 4.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,070 $9.51 $10.81 $22,470 2.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 520 $11.95 $13.25 $27,550 5.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $13.78 $13.93 $28,980 3.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,320 $10.26 $12.60 $26,210 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $14.02 $15.19 $31,590 12.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $16.98 $22.09 $45,950 18.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $18.44 $22.06 $45,890 12.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $14.11 $15.04 $31,280 6.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $23.17 $27.96 $58,150 9.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $28.16 $31.43 $65,380 6.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 550 $23.54 $27.35 $56,880 8.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $15.90 $17.91 $37,260 13.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 70 $11.37 $14.99 $31,180 14.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 150 $15.77 $17.36 $36,120 6.6 %
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 17,720 $15.79 $16.71 $34,760 3.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 980 $22.54 $24.31 $50,570 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 $14.36 $15.00 $31,200 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $17.72 $17.33 $36,040 5.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 400 $15.91 $16.86 $35,070 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,430 $16.28 $16.74 $34,820 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $20.71 $19.78 $41,150 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $16.70 $16.66 $34,660 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 380 $12.20 $12.70 $26,430 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 920 $17.25 $17.63 $36,670 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,120 $12.75 $13.71 $28,520 4.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $10.46 $11.07 $23,020 4.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $9.45 $9.85 $20,480 4.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $16.74 $16.35 $34,000 4.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $11.45 $12.18 $25,330 5.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $17.53 $17.49 $36,380 3.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $15.66 $15.67 $32,590 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $15.61 $16.41 $34,130 7.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $18.36 $18.25 $37,950 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,000 $12.75 $13.03 $27,100 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $16.44 $16.81 $34,970 4.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $20.21 $20.60 $42,840 4.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $25.26 $25.00 $52,000 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $25.09 $23.55 $48,980 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 $24.88 $23.14 $48,130 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $20.90 $18.94 $39,400 6.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $12.82 $13.63 $28,360 4.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,590 $11.13 $12.21 $25,400 5.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $14.04 $15.57 $32,390 9.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,590 $22.50 $24.22 $50,380 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 300 $19.72 $19.55 $40,660 4.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 600 $17.24 $17.19 $35,740 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,160 $17.05 $17.22 $35,830 2.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $15.04 $16.61 $34,540 8.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $13.28 $13.09 $27,220 2.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 480 $19.14 $19.04 $39,610 4.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $14.50 $13.96 $29,030 8.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,970 $13.95 $14.16 $29,460 2.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $9.64 $11.82 $24,580 5.9 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 60 $16.65 $17.04 $35,450 4.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 200 $14.73 $15.56 $32,360 3.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 390 $22.69 $22.15 $46,070 7.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 100 $32.36 $32.47 $67,540 3.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $10.18 $10.40 $21,630 3.9 %
45-4021 Fallers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 $26.59 $27.82 $57,870 7.1 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,840 $20.29 $23.04 $47,930 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 320 $36.53 $36.94 $76,820 3.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 660 $19.57 $21.82 $45,390 6.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $16.07 $15.43 $32,100 18.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 470 $15.49 $17.09 $35,540 4.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $19.05 $22.81 $47,450 9.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $20.87 $20.83 $43,330 18.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $24.53 $25.71 $53,480 9.3 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $19.44 $24.34 $50,620 14.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $16.05 $17.46 $36,330 5.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $20.57 $22.58 $46,970 6.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $15.27 $16.50 $34,310 8.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $32.56 $31.13 $64,760 13.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 40 $25.35 $27.29 $56,760 9.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 50 $13.82 $13.58 $28,250 5.6 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 50 $13.70 $16.05 $33,380 14.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $31.27 $31.18 $64,850 2.8 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors 30 $14.13 $13.59 $28,270 7.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $22.21 $22.54 $46,890 3.9 %
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 2,800 $21.02 $21.50 $44,720 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $29.32 $29.59 $61,540 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $16.51 $16.93 $35,220 9.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $29.51 $30.23 $62,870 7.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $30.69 $29.36 $61,080 3.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $20.90 $22.17 $46,100 5.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $21.55 $21.64 $45,000 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 $22.99 $22.67 $47,160 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $19.86 $21.52 $44,770 3.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $15.45 $15.54 $32,330 6.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.55 $11.68 $24,280 11.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $26.08 $25.27 $52,570 6.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $19.32 $19.62 $40,810 9.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $23.13 $23.62 $49,120 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 750 $19.11 $19.15 $39,830 3.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $19.55 $21.62 $44,960 11.6 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 50 $13.84 $16.22 $33,730 13.7 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $11.77 $12.71 $26,430 7.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $11.24 $12.13 $25,230 4.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $14.54 $16.43 $34,170 7.0 %
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 2,540 $15.14 $17.04 $35,440 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 200 $26.12 $27.49 $57,190 3.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 230 $12.90 $13.91 $28,930 2.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $11.79 $12.49 $25,980 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $12.82 $13.28 $27,620 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $13.62 $15.37 $31,960 8.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.16 $13.68 $28,450 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 50 $17.98 $18.73 $38,960 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 $18.15 $18.61 $38,710 3.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $14.75 $17.04 $35,440 3.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers 60 $17.81 $18.09 $37,640 4.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $19.18 $20.18 $41,970 3.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $23.16 $22.71 $47,230 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $10.82 $11.24 $23,380 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $15.15 $15.62 $32,500 4.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 90 $13.73 $13.36 $27,790 5.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $25.16 $25.42 $52,870 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $18.54 $19.10 $39,720 6.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $19.43 $22.13 $46,020 8.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.41 $12.83 $26,690 7.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $19.71 $18.32 $38,100 5.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $10.02 $12.06 $25,080 5.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 90 $12.06 $12.74 $26,510 3.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 90 $11.99 $14.76 $30,700 19.7 %
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 4,980 $15.38 $16.03 $33,350 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $22.68 $24.13 $50,190 7.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $25.27 $26.29 $54,680 3.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 60 (4) (4) $77,460 16.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 470 $16.07 $15.70 $32,660 1.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $13.04 $14.73 $30,640 6.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 580 $18.79 $19.50 $40,550 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 460 $14.22 $15.09 $31,380 5.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $10.50 $10.87 $22,600 3.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $10.03 $10.44 $21,720 3.1 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 40 $27.59 $30.32 $63,060 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $16.39 $15.83 $32,930 3.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $9.93 $10.88 $22,630 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,060 $12.05 $13.16 $27,370 4.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $14.51 $14.34 $29,830 7.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 380 $10.50 $11.42 $23,750 3.3 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $17.30 $16.80 $34,950 7.6 %

About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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