Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rocky Mount, NC



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 Rocky Mount, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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 Rocky Mount, NC (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 58,710 $12.81 $16.12 $33,530 1.5 %
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 2,280 $37.32 $41.78 $86,910 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 40 (5) $85.97 $178,810 9.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 690 $44.96 $50.52 $105,070 3.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 $26.42 $30.84 $64,140 8.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $40.34 $39.71 $82,600 2.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $43.26 $43.28 $90,030 1.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $39.63 $43.53 $90,540 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $30.79 $33.86 $70,430 1.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $38.44 $40.04 $83,290 2.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $37.65 $38.21 $79,470 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $35.22 $38.71 $80,510 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $71,880 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $21.25 $23.19 $48,230 6.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $16.59 $19.56 $40,690 12.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $41.30 $47.03 $97,810 5.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $33.35 $34.19 $71,120 5.0 %
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 1,420 $24.28 $26.28 $54,660 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $21.09 $21.22 $44,140 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $22.92 $24.73 $51,440 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $24.76 $24.92 $51,840 8.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $28.83 $29.40 $61,160 7.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $24.49 $25.43 $52,890 4.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $17.72 $18.62 $38,720 4.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $22.80 $24.46 $50,880 3.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $21.42 $21.31 $44,320 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $24.21 $26.18 $54,440 2.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $30.19 $31.49 $65,490 2.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $35.62 $35.74 $74,330 2.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 140 $26.27 $27.96 $58,160 6.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 280 $26.94 $28.78 $59,860 4.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $19.53 $22.44 $46,680 4.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $20.25 $26.51 $55,140 14.8 %
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 540 $25.71 $26.67 $55,460 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $31.24 $31.65 $65,830 3.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $35.93 $35.17 $73,160 5.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $16.96 $18.01 $37,470 1.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $28.50 $29.81 $62,000 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $32.71 $32.00 $66,570 2.8 %
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 660 $27.86 $27.68 $57,570 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $31.07 $31.88 $66,320 1.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $32.73 $33.44 $69,560 1.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $31.09 $29.21 $60,760 5.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $14.84 $16.86 $35,070 18.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $24.73 $23.48 $48,850 5.3 %
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 140 $22.18 $23.60 $49,090 2.5 %
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 670 $18.47 $18.99 $39,490 2.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $22.03 $21.81 $45,360 3.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $20.72 $21.05 $43,790 3.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $13.99 $14.11 $29,350 2.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 30 $19.48 $18.97 $39,450 4.3 %
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 240 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1011 Lawyers 40 $37.53 $38.79 $80,690 8.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 150 $14.70 $15.64 $32,520 11.3 %
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 4,030 $17.55 $17.98 $37,390 4.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 $9.75 $9.98 $20,760 5.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 40 (4) (4) $39,170 2.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 680 (4) (4) $43,760 2.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 210 (4) (4) $45,330 3.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 420 (4) (4) $44,270 4.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 220 (4) (4) $42,140 3.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $46,680 2.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $41,920 2.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 $14.96 $17.15 $35,670 4.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 420 (4) (4) $22,740 3.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $22.44 $23.35 $48,570 3.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $12.47 $12.74 $26,500 2.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $26.50 $25.99 $54,070 4.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 720 (4) (4) $20,460 2.0 %
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 260 $14.44 $17.61 $36,620 5.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $26,030 5.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 2,940 $25.07 $31.13 $64,750 5.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $113.62 $236,330 23.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $52.94 $47.91 $99,640 3.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 (5) $98.11 $204,070 10.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $44.17 $43.01 $89,460 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,170 $26.34 $27.43 $57,060 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $35.64 $35.81 $74,480 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $38.91 $39.87 $82,940 3.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $23.67 $23.88 $49,670 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $34.11 $34.16 $71,060 3.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 $23.95 $25.09 $52,180 2.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $17.63 $17.23 $35,840 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $28.87 $28.44 $59,160 6.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 $22.63 $23.43 $48,730 1.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $11.76 $11.63 $24,180 7.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 210 $20.09 $20.19 $42,000 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $11.44 $11.36 $23,630 3.4 %
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 2,500 $10.32 $11.22 $23,340 3.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,460 $9.02 $9.36 $19,470 3.5 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $27.18 $27.51 $57,220 2.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $24.94 $24.96 $51,910 2.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 $14.60 $15.19 $31,600 10.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $12.67 $12.53 $26,050 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $13.90 $14.36 $29,870 4.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 190 $10.61 $10.53 $21,910 2.5 %
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 1,160 $15.35 $16.56 $34,430 2.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $26.97 $26.73 $55,600 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $17.17 $17.95 $37,330 1.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 100 $12.60 $14.46 $30,080 8.7 %
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 4,600 $7.79 $8.62 $17,930 2.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 440 $12.71 $13.43 $27,930 5.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 110 $9.49 $9.87 $20,530 3.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 420 $8.91 $9.10 $18,930 3.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.39 $8.25 $17,160 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 370 $7.70 $8.21 $17,080 4.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 70 $7.55 $7.92 $16,480 5.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,610 $7.60 $8.02 $16,680 3.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 90 $7.65 $7.71 $16,030 5.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 800 $7.43 $7.65 $15,910 3.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $7.69 $8.43 $17,530 7.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $7.70 $7.76 $16,150 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (8) $7.70 $7.97 $16,580 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $7.65 $7.82 $16,260 4.6 %
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 1,740 $9.01 $10.12 $21,050 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $15.81 $18.38 $38,220 12.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $17.74 $18.69 $38,880 8.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 970 $8.96 $9.65 $20,080 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 $8.11 $8.39 $17,450 3.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (8) $12.98 $12.95 $26,940 11.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $9.44 $10.34 $21,510 3.2 %
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 1,430 $8.44 $9.17 $19,070 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $18.65 $18.23 $37,930 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.72 $7.97 $16,580 5.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $13.28 $12.93 $26,890 6.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 50 $7.72 $9.22 $19,180 6.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 240 $8.26 $8.20 $17,060 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $8.73 $8.66 $18,020 9.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 40 $13.97 $15.00 $31,190 3.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,450 $9.25 $12.48 $25,960 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 790 $14.74 $15.40 $32,030 4.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $26.76 $29.55 $61,460 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,970 $7.47 $8.08 $16,820 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $9.40 $10.51 $21,860 5.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 90 $13.22 $13.61 $28,300 4.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,540 $9.15 $10.48 $21,790 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $25.79 $25.33 $52,680 5.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $15.31 $23.56 $49,000 20.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $15.76 $19.97 $41,530 7.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 $17.43 $20.48 $42,600 13.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 630 $17.37 $19.56 $40,680 5.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 9,300 $13.26 $14.05 $29,230 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 630 $19.04 $20.56 $42,760 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $10.58 $10.76 $22,390 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $13.36 $13.21 $27,470 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 $13.00 $13.74 $28,580 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 680 $15.49 $15.58 $32,420 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $15.91 $15.85 $32,960 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $16.28 $14.92 $31,030 4.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 380 $10.63 $10.94 $22,750 4.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 890 $13.61 $14.27 $29,680 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $11.12 $11.94 $24,830 5.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $13.17 $11.86 $24,670 14.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $15.99 $15.90 $33,080 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 $13.01 $12.63 $26,270 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $17.30 $16.95 $35,250 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $11.10 $11.40 $23,700 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $14.34 $16.22 $33,730 5.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $23.70 $22.49 $46,780 2.5 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 $24.95 $22.70 $47,210 3.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $18.28 $20.11 $41,830 1.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 450 $12.36 $12.64 $26,300 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,140 $9.61 $10.39 $21,610 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 100 $7.55 $9.05 $18,820 11.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 370 $18.52 $19.18 $39,900 2.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 $11.73 $12.03 $25,020 1.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 940 $14.13 $14.00 $29,130 1.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $13.24 $14.46 $30,070 4.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $8.01 $9.20 $19,140 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 930 $10.37 $11.23 $23,360 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 230 $7.73 $9.05 $18,830 8.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 $8.74 $9.29 $19,320 5.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 $11.11 $12.29 $25,560 12.6 %
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 2,630 $14.23 $15.17 $31,550 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 430 $20.93 $21.82 $45,390 2.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 300 $13.03 $13.28 $27,630 7.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $12.74 $12.88 $26,780 2.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 190 $17.17 $17.35 $36,080 2.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $13.42 $13.79 $28,670 4.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $13.32 $14.08 $29,290 4.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 $11.07 $10.96 $22,800 4.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 80 $11.84 $11.91 $24,780 3.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $10.65 $10.90 $22,660 5.0 %
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 2,260 $17.45 $18.76 $39,020 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 $23.53 $24.59 $51,140 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $15.01 $15.67 $32,600 7.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $27.52 $25.59 $53,230 3.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $15.34 $17.44 $36,280 11.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $15.04 $17.12 $35,610 9.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $17.36 $17.61 $36,630 3.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 40 $18.60 $18.72 $38,950 2.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $20.19 $19.60 $40,770 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 610 $16.54 $17.18 $35,730 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $14.53 $14.19 $29,510 4.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 40 $15.69 $16.04 $33,350 2.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $27.63 $25.35 $52,730 9.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $11.31 $11.63 $24,200 4.7 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,050 $12.19 $13.31 $27,690 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 430 $24.74 $24.81 $51,610 2.1 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 200 $11.14 $11.12 $23,120 2.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 480 $16.27 $15.31 $31,850 10.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $16.45 $16.51 $34,330 1.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,620 $11.57 $11.68 $24,290 2.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $10.78 $11.14 $23,170 5.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $14.00 $14.66 $30,500 5.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 30 $8.52 $9.10 $18,920 9.4 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $13.02 $12.56 $26,120 5.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $12.67 $12.57 $26,150 3.6 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $8.32 $8.51 $17,690 5.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.17 $15.82 $32,900 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $11.84 $11.88 $24,720 3.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.51 $14.52 $30,200 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 390 $19.78 $20.53 $42,710 2.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $9.14 $9.57 $19,910 5.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $19.91 $19.98 $41,560 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 150 $15.30 $15.45 $32,130 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 30 $16.32 $16.03 $33,350 3.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $7.81 $7.91 $16,460 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 $8.19 $8.40 $17,480 6.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 200 $9.60 $10.98 $22,850 12.3 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $8.76 $8.73 $18,160 5.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $18.84 $18.86 $39,230 2.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $10.95 $11.35 $23,600 5.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $13.67 $14.59 $30,350 2.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 360 $12.58 $12.01 $24,990 3.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.69 $12.02 $25,010 8.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 690 $10.39 $10.59 $22,020 5.2 %
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 5,170 $12.01 $13.90 $28,920 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $20.57 $19.23 $40,000 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $22.64 $24.12 $50,170 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 90 $11.99 $11.72 $24,370 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $15.56 $15.53 $32,300 5.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,080 $17.55 $18.48 $38,430 4.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 420 $14.04 $16.85 $35,060 8.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $12.19 $13.70 $28,500 15.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 360 $12.01 $12.29 $25,570 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $7.52 $8.23 $17,120 7.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,480 $10.59 $11.16 $23,220 2.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $10.85 $11.10 $23,080 4.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 850 $10.26 $10.34 $21,510 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $10.69 $10.85 $22,570 3.3 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

(8) Estimates not released.




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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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