Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Salinas, 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 Salinas, 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 Salinas, 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 155,360 $14.86 $20.65 $42,950 3.3 %
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 7,010 $43.25 $50.43 $104,890 3.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 250 (5) $86.30 $179,500 5.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,960 $47.33 $55.57 $115,580 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 (4) (4) $40,330 6.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $39.98 $41.28 $85,860 3.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 230 $62.36 $68.01 $141,460 9.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 480 $34.29 $44.33 $92,210 11.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $41.21 $47.55 $98,910 10.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $35.18 $35.75 $74,370 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 200 $65.40 $70.04 $145,690 9.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 460 $48.98 $51.80 $107,740 2.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $52.92 $50.79 $105,640 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $39.53 $45.41 $94,450 11.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (8) $42.48 $41.33 $85,960 6.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $38.04 $41.86 $87,060 9.8 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 160 $43.64 $41.78 $86,910 4.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $55.45 $69.70 $144,970 21.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $24.04 $24.84 $51,660 3.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 480 (4) (4) $87,820 4.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 170 $44.32 $45.58 $94,810 2.2 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 $61.39 $61.28 $127,450 9.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 410 $25.37 $26.85 $55,860 4.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 180 $21.35 $23.60 $49,080 5.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 520 $40.14 $63.77 $132,650 23.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 $35.06 $36.05 $74,980 10.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $25.40 $31.76 $66,060 8.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $43.47 $47.70 $99,230 5.2 %
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 4,890 $30.55 $33.26 $69,180 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $27.69 $30.94 $64,360 8.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $24.11 $26.41 $54,930 7.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 150 $35.20 $34.69 $72,150 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $23.98 $26.53 $55,190 3.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 200 $31.88 $32.47 $67,530 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $25.12 $25.71 $53,480 4.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $26.29 $27.50 $57,210 3.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (8) $22.45 $25.93 $53,940 5.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 160 $27.13 $29.07 $60,470 5.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 600 $41.42 $42.74 $88,900 6.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 130 $19.33 $22.45 $46,700 3.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,480 $29.91 $32.29 $67,160 5.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 650 $30.90 $34.16 $71,060 4.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $34.13 $35.21 $73,230 2.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $30.62 $32.34 $67,270 8.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 80 $34.48 $39.39 $81,940 5.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 180 $25.76 $34.28 $71,300 13.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $34.88 $34.57 $71,900 7.2 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 70 $20.00 $24.29 $50,510 11.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 130 $33.04 $35.85 $74,570 4.6 %
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 2,130 $38.78 $40.22 $83,660 5.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 150 $36.17 $35.15 $73,110 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 330 $52.94 $58.62 $121,930 13.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 100 $29.61 $34.18 $71,100 6.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 390 $24.02 $24.17 $50,270 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 260 $44.84 $43.21 $89,880 5.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $33.97 $34.60 $71,960 5.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $35.74 $36.36 $75,620 3.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $35.75 $36.86 $76,660 3.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 430 $41.59 $42.41 $88,220 4.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (8) $47.31 $45.93 $95,540 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 1,100 $34.06 $38.16 $79,360 5.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 $52.45 $53.13 $110,510 5.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 180 $39.84 $47.11 $97,980 22.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $38.33 $39.95 $83,110 3.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 80 $39.28 $41.02 $85,320 7.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $39.28 $41.45 $86,210 6.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 $39.60 $41.11 $85,510 2.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $22.63 $23.88 $49,670 6.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $31.08 $30.43 $63,290 3.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $38.21 $39.35 $81,840 7.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 $33.21 $31.13 $64,740 6.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $26.97 $28.05 $58,340 7.4 %
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 1,080 $34.38 $38.56 $80,200 4.7 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 30 $38.70 $39.62 $82,410 7.1 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 60 $41.52 $53.58 $111,440 14.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $30.78 $32.18 $66,930 5.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $27.28 $32.19 $66,960 8.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $44.29 $46.14 $95,970 7.5 %
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other (8) $77.33 $80.14 $166,700 21.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 110 $38.87 $39.18 $81,500 2.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 50 $24.92 $23.84 $49,590 7.2 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 40 $18.28 $18.53 $38,550 3.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 80 $17.45 $19.94 $41,470 2.9 %
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 1,560 $21.45 $25.20 $52,420 7.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $17.78 $20.79 $43,230 11.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 $27.64 $28.14 $58,540 6.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 30 $17.95 $21.43 $44,560 10.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 120 $40.90 $31.79 $66,130 17.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $17.27 $21.26 $44,220 4.6 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 30 $30.51 $28.25 $58,750 2.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $18.94 $19.72 $41,010 8.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $25.98 $26.35 $54,820 7.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 120 $25.28 $28.08 $58,400 16.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 150 $19.36 $19.30 $40,140 3.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $15.55 $17.05 $35,460 6.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 130 $17.47 $19.71 $41,000 10.8 %
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 550 $45.51 $52.49 $109,170 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 330 $57.17 $63.43 $131,940 6.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 150 $24.28 $24.91 $51,810 6.0 %
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 12,420 $27.58 $29.58 $61,530 8.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $95,600 3.0 %
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $86,140 6.1 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $81,450 4.5 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $78,700 9.0 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $103,020 10.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $88,370 9.6 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $81,380 4.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $41.07 $38.94 $80,990 6.5 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 170 (4) (4) $79,290 2.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 500 $16.73 $18.09 $37,630 8.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 480 (4) (4) $63,170 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 3,460 (4) (4) $56,500 3.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $54,580 6.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,170 (4) (4) $61,170 2.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $51,540 10.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (8) (4) (4) $72,210 24.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 200 $27.81 $28.35 $58,960 15.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $79,710 5.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $27.63 $29.47 $61,290 3.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $16.90 $17.46 $36,310 3.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (8) $31.98 $34.87 $72,540 7.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,150 (4) (4) $27,480 4.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 350 $21.33 $20.13 $41,880 9.3 %
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 1,910 $22.05 $25.16 $52,320 4.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 $35.70 $40.54 $84,320 7.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.64 $11.44 $23,790 9.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (8) $16.20 $19.81 $41,200 11.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $36,330 5.9 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 110 $37.26 $38.25 (4) 6.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $22.71 $22.66 $47,120 5.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $27.34 $33.70 $70,100 11.3 %
27-3041 Editors 270 $23.52 $25.66 $53,370 4.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $27.55 $27.04 $56,240 8.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) $20.67 $21.86 $45,480 4.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 80 $21.69 $23.28 $48,420 5.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $10.91 $13.49 $28,050 4.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $25.73 $37.50 $78,000 20.0 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (8) $31.68 $39.02 $81,160 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 6,220 $38.61 $43.36 $90,200 5.9 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 120 (5) $96.40 $200,500 13.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $59.30 $56.91 $118,370 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 150 $75.67 $79.19 $164,720 18.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) $95.66 $198,970 19.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 250 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 $49.07 $48.96 $101,840 6.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,580 $42.15 $43.00 $89,440 6.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $39.83 $39.35 $81,850 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $36.84 $36.91 $76,770 3.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) $46.02 $45.90 $95,480 2.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $32.52 $33.83 $70,360 8.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $44.46 $43.37 $90,210 6.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $25.57 $25.02 $52,050 4.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $44.24 $42.56 $88,530 7.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $34.29 $32.48 $67,560 9.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $31.88 $32.45 $67,500 3.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 210 $18.80 $20.65 $42,940 15.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 300 $18.67 $18.74 $38,990 3.7 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 40 $26.67 $26.79 $55,720 3.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $22.64 $23.10 $48,050 4.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $15.03 $15.75 $32,760 6.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 650 $29.03 $28.69 $59,670 3.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $19.40 $18.80 $39,110 4.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $17.98 $19.16 $39,850 5.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $41.59 $38.25 $79,570 4.4 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 $35.98 $36.62 $76,170 9.9 %
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 3,610 $15.81 $17.05 $35,460 4.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 480 $10.75 $11.30 $23,500 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 890 $15.02 $15.31 $31,850 7.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $25.36 $24.59 $51,150 9.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 70 $15.57 $16.14 $33,560 3.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 230 $18.04 $21.80 $45,340 16.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 520 $18.16 $17.62 $36,640 7.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 980 $17.85 $19.70 $40,970 9.3 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $18.50 $17.01 $35,380 20.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $20.64 $23.00 $47,840 7.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 90 $13.06 $13.62 $28,340 11.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $12.65 $15.58 $32,410 16.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 120 $15.43 $15.85 $32,970 9.9 %
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 5,190 $30.13 $29.93 $62,250 5.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $60.36 $60.25 $125,320 3.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 110 $28.51 $38.09 $79,240 12.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $23.78 $24.51 $50,990 9.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 710 $27.32 $30.82 $64,100 7.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (8) $47.30 $46.36 $96,430 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 930 $36.70 $37.03 $77,020 2.4 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $20.75 $20.98 $43,630 5.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 820 $11.00 $12.00 $24,960 3.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 30 $10.82 $10.64 $22,140 4.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 160 $10.43 $12.45 $25,900 11.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 130 $16.29 $16.95 $35,260 2.2 %
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 14,490 $9.30 $10.49 $21,820 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 180 $19.21 $21.89 $45,530 4.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 880 $14.73 $15.04 $31,290 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 960 $9.04 $9.50 $19,760 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 340 $14.96 $15.97 $33,210 4.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,310 $12.21 $12.56 $26,110 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $11.59 $11.81 $24,560 4.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,560 $9.39 $9.98 $20,760 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 510 $9.30 $10.16 $21,130 2.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,120 $9.14 $9.78 $20,350 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 940 $9.19 $9.60 $19,960 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,120 $8.87 $9.00 $18,710 1.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 240 $9.21 $11.41 $23,730 12.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 680 $9.11 $9.64 $20,060 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 980 $9.17 $9.64 $20,060 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 530 $8.92 $9.33 $19,410 3.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other (8) $8.84 $9.49 $19,740 7.4 %
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 5,510 $12.25 $13.81 $28,730 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 300 $17.80 $20.04 $41,680 6.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 160 $26.44 $25.72 $53,500 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,770 $13.36 $14.44 $30,040 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,820 $9.94 $10.55 $21,940 2.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $15.77 $16.16 $33,610 3.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,250 $13.61 $14.17 $29,480 2.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 70 $16.03 $19.16 $39,850 13.4 %
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 3,210 $10.63 $12.44 $25,880 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $18.39 $19.12 $39,770 4.5 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (8) $11.55 $12.75 $26,520 4.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 290 $10.97 $11.92 $24,800 5.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $10.80 $10.84 $22,550 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 320 $9.78 $10.29 $21,410 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $12.81 $12.89 $26,810 6.4 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (8) $9.61 $10.01 $20,820 4.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 170 $9.59 $10.17 $21,160 4.9 %
39-6012 Concierges 60 $11.46 $12.10 $25,180 5.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 210 $9.19 $12.08 $25,120 9.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 620 $9.51 $9.95 $20,690 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 370 $12.30 $12.09 $25,150 6.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 250 $16.37 $17.65 $36,710 11.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 420 $10.07 $14.52 $30,200 5.4 %
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 13,700 $11.82 $17.07 $35,500 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,350 $18.19 $20.42 $42,480 5.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $32.30 $41.91 $87,180 8.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,730 $9.66 $11.13 $23,140 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 520 $10.44 $12.12 $25,210 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 340 $11.67 $14.03 $29,190 7.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,680 $10.34 $12.50 $25,990 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $22.33 $22.84 $47,510 3.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $21.35 $27.84 $57,900 17.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 280 $35.45 $43.23 $89,920 11.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $11.94 $13.24 $27,550 9.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 400 $24.14 $25.39 $52,810 4.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 100 $34.46 $39.81 $82,800 8.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,280 $28.42 $33.58 $69,850 5.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $8.68 $9.33 $19,410 5.4 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $34.47 $35.17 $73,150 13.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $30.95 $40.51 $84,270 10.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 160 $11.26 $12.25 $25,480 10.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 150 $17.92 $18.11 $37,670 5.7 %
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 20,370 $16.81 $17.60 $36,610 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,460 $24.06 $25.37 $52,770 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 200 $14.79 $15.67 $32,590 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 250 $19.50 $20.18 $41,980 4.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $16.95 $17.16 $35,690 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,930 $18.22 $18.91 $39,340 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 290 $17.85 $18.84 $39,190 4.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $20.09 $20.25 $42,120 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $12.88 $13.36 $27,790 5.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 840 $17.63 $18.38 $38,240 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 280 $13.46 $13.42 $27,910 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 770 $10.96 $11.34 $23,590 3.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $18.16 $19.28 $40,110 7.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 160 $12.03 $13.29 $27,630 4.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $19.69 $18.56 $38,610 7.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $16.25 $15.29 $31,810 8.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $17.47 $16.69 $34,720 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 $21.54 $21.88 $45,500 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 $12.60 $12.99 $27,010 2.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 140 $15.43 $16.12 $33,530 5.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 490 $19.21 $18.89 $39,290 1.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $15.28 $15.14 $31,490 7.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 230 $18.28 $18.21 $37,890 5.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 $25.39 $24.26 $50,470 4.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $25.25 $24.54 $51,040 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 330 $24.82 $23.63 $49,160 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 $25.25 $22.91 $47,650 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 $20.63 $21.76 $45,250 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 620 $13.16 $14.58 $30,330 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,500 $11.08 $12.39 $25,760 3.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $15.01 $15.94 $33,150 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,530 $21.50 $22.11 $46,000 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $22.22 $22.05 $45,870 2.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 880 $16.60 $17.02 $35,390 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 950 $16.52 $16.90 $35,150 3.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $21.87 $22.70 $47,220 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $18.38 $17.79 $37,000 4.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 150 $16.70 $17.34 $36,080 3.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 50 $17.73 $17.45 $36,290 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $14.79 $16.22 $33,740 11.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $15.26 $14.60 $30,370 6.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,250 $15.23 $15.34 $31,910 3.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $10.61 $11.31 $23,530 8.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 130 $15.61 $16.11 $33,520 9.5 %
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 26,050 $9.03 $9.85 $20,480 1.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 770 $18.85 $20.44 $42,520 4.1 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 70 $30.68 $28.87 $60,050 6.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 1,260 $8.86 $9.34 $19,420 4.3 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 970 $13.23 $12.84 $26,710 2.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 22,760 $8.96 $9.30 $19,330 1.4 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $10.95 $12.33 $25,650 18.2 %
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 4,740 $24.91 $25.10 $52,200 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $34.43 $35.04 $72,890 2.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $31.30 $31.27 $65,040 6.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,060 $27.39 $27.44 $57,070 5.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 110 $24.99 $24.98 $51,960 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $15.28 $19.88 $41,350 10.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 620 $17.88 $19.18 $39,900 3.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $27.97 $27.82 $57,870 4.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 200 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2111 Electricians 350 $27.38 $27.52 $57,250 9.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 70 $23.84 $26.20 $54,500 10.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 350 $23.09 $22.36 $46,510 11.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $26.26 $25.41 $52,860 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $23.02 $24.51 $50,990 19.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 100 $23.90 $23.70 $49,300 4.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $22.13 $21.24 $44,190 4.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 140 $33.22 $30.05 $62,510 8.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $20.28 $19.09 $39,710 8.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $16.20 $16.62 $34,570 4.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $12.79 $13.13 $27,310 15.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $33.07 $33.44 $69,550 6.1 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 70 $14.66 $16.67 $34,680 3.8 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,320 $20.47 $21.83 $45,410 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 370 $33.57 $33.48 $69,630 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $20.75 $21.92 $45,590 4.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $28.32 $27.64 $57,490 5.8 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 30 $12.86 $13.23 $27,520 7.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $15.98 $17.08 $35,520 4.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $27.93 $26.11 $54,300 9.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 $24.11 $24.81 $51,590 4.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $22.07 $23.43 $48,740 10.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 550 $18.60 $20.13 $41,860 7.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $22.65 $22.89 $47,620 4.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 200 $16.69 $18.64 $38,760 5.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $24.93 $24.46 $50,870 3.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $16.05 $16.25 $33,800 3.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $16.70 $19.23 $40,000 9.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $23.96 $25.41 $52,860 6.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 $25.27 $24.81 $51,610 8.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,250 $18.49 $18.87 $39,240 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $23.93 $23.27 $48,390 7.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $12.88 $13.54 $28,170 9.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 220 $22.91 $23.09 $48,020 6.5 %
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 5,450 $12.11 $15.21 $31,630 4.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 330 $21.79 $24.44 $50,840 4.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $13.24 $13.33 $27,720 8.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 150 $12.44 $14.78 $30,740 7.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 110 $17.67 $16.64 $34,610 10.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 190 $12.13 $12.64 $26,290 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $12.98 $14.02 $29,160 9.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $11.85 $14.09 $29,310 17.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $9.15 $9.69 $20,150 4.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $10.60 $10.26 $21,340 10.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $18.10 $19.31 $40,160 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 100 $18.31 $19.30 $40,130 7.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $21.25 $22.02 $45,800 5.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $19.39 $20.32 $42,260 4.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $10.98 $12.20 $25,370 7.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 260 $9.62 $9.95 $20,690 4.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $13.95 $17.54 $36,470 24.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 210 $27.62 $27.30 $56,790 3.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $18.98 $21.07 $43,820 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $15.92 $21.74 $45,210 11.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 470 $9.54 $11.75 $24,430 6.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $9.52 $11.59 $24,110 20.2 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 40 $14.10 $14.60 $30,370 4.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 140 $13.05 $12.70 $26,410 4.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $17.16 $16.42 $34,150 3.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,860 $12.44 $14.47 $30,100 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 270 $15.30 $17.39 $36,180 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 230 $25.21 $25.61 $53,260 3.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $20.81 $20.51 $42,670 4.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $20.92 $21.01 $43,700 4.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $12.35 $13.62 $28,340 5.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,570 $17.05 $17.83 $37,090 4.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,000 $13.11 $14.59 $30,360 5.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 200 $9.66 $11.19 $23,270 7.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 160 $12.41 $15.71 $32,690 22.6 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 140 $9.01 $9.38 $19,500 3.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 150 $9.45 $9.69 $20,150 2.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 930 $13.71 $14.49 $30,130 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $10.47 $11.86 $24,660 7.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,730 $11.20 $12.30 $25,590 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 30 $10.79 $11.51 $23,930 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,890 $9.70 $10.02 $20,830 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 230 $18.84 $17.41 $36,200 4.3 %

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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