Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, 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 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, 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 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, 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 99,740 $16.07 $20.90 $43,470 2.1 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,710 $38.92 $45.17 $93,960 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 160 $74.15 $81.94 $170,430 5.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,450 $40.72 $48.60 $101,080 2.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $31.34 $33.00 $68,650 5.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (8) $24.06 $32.98 $68,590 11.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 310 $33.57 $41.86 $87,070 5.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $35.20 $37.70 $78,410 9.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $37.60 $39.77 $82,720 6.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 120 $42.71 $45.60 $94,840 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 280 $42.18 $49.94 $103,870 4.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $51.32 $52.36 $108,920 5.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $42.64 $48.09 $100,020 13.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $45.50 $54.33 $113,000 9.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $97,590 5.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $57.45 $57.97 $120,570 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 310 $22.17 $23.63 $49,160 4.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 90 $20.38 $22.78 $47,390 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $36.90 $40.04 $83,290 5.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 $36.46 $34.44 $71,630 6.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $34.58 $39.88 $82,950 10.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $42.90 $51.48 $107,070 11.2 %
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 3,140 $27.28 $30.13 $62,670 3.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $18.58 $26.09 $54,270 17.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $29.33 $30.40 $63,240 6.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $31.34 $30.42 $63,280 2.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $24.71 $27.32 $56,820 9.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $33.35 $33.49 $69,660 5.8 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 30 $37.97 $35.53 $73,900 7.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $20.77 $22.11 $45,990 3.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $39.60 $36.93 $76,810 7.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $28.37 $29.38 $61,120 6.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 290 $28.86 $32.16 $66,890 5.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 890 $22.31 $25.91 $53,890 5.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 550 $29.37 $32.26 $67,100 3.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 110 $25.68 $32.62 $67,840 10.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 200 $31.69 $35.34 $73,510 7.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $21.17 $20.06 $41,730 5.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 70 $23.23 $27.12 $56,400 3.5 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,390 $30.28 $31.36 $65,220 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $29.34 $27.42 $57,040 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 200 $39.75 $41.55 $86,420 8.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 $33.25 $33.60 $69,890 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 290 $20.39 $21.10 $43,890 3.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $36.37 $35.49 $73,810 4.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $33.90 $32.38 $67,350 4.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 130 $32.07 $34.49 $71,740 5.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 150 $31.45 $31.61 $65,750 2.7 %
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 1,840 $35.03 $36.15 $75,200 4.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $26.90 $32.39 $67,370 9.6 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 80 $35.70 $42.22 $87,820 9.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $30.21 $32.62 $67,860 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 380 $41.66 $40.41 $84,050 3.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 $43.35 $46.37 $96,440 7.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 $37.28 $39.30 $81,750 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $35.34 $37.87 $78,780 6.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 120 $34.11 $35.50 $73,850 11.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 120 $46.93 $46.97 $97,700 4.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $20.74 $22.15 $46,080 6.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 60 $21.45 $23.34 $48,560 6.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) $27.65 $25.62 $53,290 5.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $28.59 $28.30 $58,860 3.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $18.10 $20.13 $41,880 5.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $26.07 $25.94 $53,950 3.1 %
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 1,090 $33.36 $36.43 $75,760 7.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 100 $32.76 $33.01 $68,650 2.7 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $24.17 $29.53 $61,420 17.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $26.25 $27.10 $56,360 4.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 130 $31.29 $31.54 $65,590 2.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $41.69 $36.28 $75,470 11.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $15.10 $18.57 $38,620 8.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 40 $21.72 $22.10 $45,960 2.3 %
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 1,480 $24.32 $25.77 $53,600 7.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 230 $27.67 $28.92 $60,160 5.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $12.30 $12.99 $27,010 4.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $28.26 $31.38 $65,270 8.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $19.06 $19.58 $40,720 4.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $12.70 $14.63 $30,420 9.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 110 $22.40 $20.76 $43,180 3.9 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $23.49 $22.08 $45,930 11.2 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 30 $11.87 $13.25 $27,550 12.2 %
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 500 $31.15 $38.91 $80,940 7.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 200 $57.24 $56.43 $117,380 6.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $23.22 $24.34 $50,640 5.5 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $12.36 $18.79 $39,090 10.9 %
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 7,110 $26.54 $27.05 $56,260 5.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 $50.65 $44.56 $92,690 11.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 400 $12.07 $12.29 $25,560 4.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (4) (4) $62,690 4.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,300 (4) (4) $59,560 3.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 370 (4) (4) $59,460 4.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 970 (4) (4) $58,300 3.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $62,130 6.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 140 (4) (4) $64,300 3.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $62,800 3.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 30 $27.12 $30.00 $62,390 6.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $27.17 $28.72 $59,740 4.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $16.61 $16.86 $35,060 4.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 140 $31.71 $31.48 $65,470 4.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,130 (4) (4) $26,370 3.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 80 $16.95 $19.23 $39,990 18.2 %
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 1,310 $25.09 $24.93 $51,860 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $10.78 $10.71 $22,280 4.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $19.87 $19.82 $41,230 3.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $11.99 $13.78 $28,660 8.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 170 (4) (4) $42,420 6.9 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (8) $29.22 $28.81 (4) 4.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (8) $29.84 $27.86 $57,950 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $24.16 $25.83 $53,720 3.7 %
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 5,500 $30.79 $35.42 $73,670 5.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) (5) (5) 20.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $29.00 $27.88 $57,990 5.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $60.36 $57.72 $120,050 3.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 $70.06 $70.97 $147,610 7.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $106.25 $220,990 23.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $41.35 $44.02 $91,570 6.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,760 $37.06 $36.68 $76,290 4.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $33.93 $34.84 $72,460 3.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $36.66 $36.38 $75,670 3.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $54.38 $54.20 $112,730 7.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $30.80 $30.63 $63,710 6.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $18.70 $22.01 $45,780 11.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 230 $44.47 $43.75 $91,000 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (8) $29.59 $29.14 $60,600 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $17.82 $18.67 $38,840 7.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 130 $18.14 $18.58 $38,650 6.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 180 $14.85 $14.89 $30,970 2.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $23.79 $24.13 $50,190 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $18.04 $17.43 $36,250 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $15.87 $17.46 $36,310 5.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $20.39 $21.55 $44,820 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 2,700 $13.72 $14.07 $29,260 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 300 $11.47 $11.91 $24,770 5.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 830 $12.24 $12.77 $26,570 4.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $10.60 $10.86 $22,580 4.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 300 $16.68 $17.63 $36,660 6.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 780 $14.53 $14.73 $30,640 3.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) $16.91 $16.88 $35,120 8.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $18.13 $17.81 $37,040 3.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $11.11 $12.59 $26,190 17.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $11.37 $11.72 $24,370 5.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $15.41 $15.89 $33,060 2.7 %
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 3,390 $32.94 $30.01 $62,410 5.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $59.23 $57.97 $120,580 2.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 110 $27.93 $32.67 $67,950 2.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $27.76 $29.61 $61,600 5.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 410 $26.63 $28.49 $59,260 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 440 $39.21 $38.59 $80,260 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 540 $26.07 $21.87 $45,490 14.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 180 $11.15 $11.76 $24,460 2.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 370 $13.13 $15.94 $33,150 8.6 %
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 11,680 $9.34 $10.64 $22,140 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $22.34 $24.36 $50,670 9.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 690 $12.96 $13.95 $29,020 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 920 $8.98 $9.22 $19,170 2.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $12.70 $14.55 $30,250 8.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,080 $12.25 $12.44 $25,870 2.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $14.30 $13.84 $28,780 12.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 770 $9.28 $10.24 $21,290 3.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 400 $9.69 $11.15 $23,190 5.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,130 $9.03 $9.78 $20,340 3.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 690 $9.17 $9.49 $19,740 2.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,410 $9.06 $10.46 $21,750 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $9.32 $11.22 $23,340 12.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 620 $9.00 $9.50 $19,760 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 940 $9.03 $9.18 $19,090 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 380 $9.63 $9.98 $20,760 4.2 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 50 $8.71 $9.31 $19,370 10.8 %
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 4,720 $10.17 $12.06 $25,080 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $16.20 $17.15 $35,670 7.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $21.55 $22.93 $47,700 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,500 $12.29 $12.88 $26,800 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,820 $9.14 $9.55 $19,860 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (8) $19.63 $19.97 $41,540 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,120 $12.17 $13.03 $27,110 3.7 %
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 2,460 $9.94 $12.10 $25,170 4.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $15.58 $17.68 $36,760 6.5 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers 30 $12.63 $15.49 $32,210 21.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 160 $9.36 $10.59 $22,030 5.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $8.19 $8.69 $18,070 7.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 320 $9.29 $9.72 $20,220 2.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $9.55 $9.87 $20,540 3.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (8) $10.07 $11.51 $23,940 7.1 %
39-6012 Concierges 30 $9.08 $9.13 $18,990 4.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 130 $17.97 $16.51 $34,340 3.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 420 $9.43 $10.31 $21,450 7.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 160 $10.92 $11.16 $23,200 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 330 $18.65 $18.02 $37,480 9.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 370 $9.39 $10.21 $21,240 3.2 %
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 11,990 $11.53 $15.92 $33,120 5.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,000 $17.62 $19.50 $40,560 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $24.89 $27.31 $56,810 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,820 $9.29 $10.35 $21,530 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 590 $10.21 $12.14 $25,240 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $14.51 $16.46 $34,230 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,430 $10.29 $11.84 $24,630 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $26.76 $25.16 $52,330 7.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $39.82 $42.28 $87,940 8.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 $19.22 $45.58 $94,800 23.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 250 $21.70 $25.29 $52,600 7.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 100 $27.69 $33.30 $69,270 8.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 670 $18.06 $23.38 $48,640 5.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $11.73 $12.31 $25,590 3.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $28.93 $26.30 $54,700 5.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $46.18 $48.06 $99,970 8.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 140 $10.81 $12.01 $24,970 5.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $27.90 $26.68 $55,490 3.5 %
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 15,810 $15.21 $16.40 $34,100 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,120 $23.23 $25.44 $52,910 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $11.22 $11.71 $24,360 3.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $17.48 $17.77 $36,950 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 310 $15.84 $15.66 $32,560 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,580 $17.51 $17.83 $37,090 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $20.81 $19.56 $40,690 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $20.16 $19.48 $40,510 5.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 600 $13.63 $13.72 $28,530 4.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 690 $13.54 $14.56 $30,290 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $10.36 $11.60 $24,120 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 520 $10.46 $10.62 $22,100 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $17.13 $17.43 $36,250 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $15.92 $16.61 $34,550 3.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $15.30 $15.89 $33,050 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $14.25 $14.98 $31,150 5.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $21.85 $20.65 $42,940 4.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 990 $13.04 $13.07 $27,170 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $12.03 $12.24 $25,450 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $18.72 $18.13 $37,700 3.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $10.58 $10.94 $22,760 7.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $29.21 $28.55 $59,380 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $19.98 $20.55 $42,750 4.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $26.63 $23.56 $49,010 4.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $25.26 $24.62 $51,220 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $24.57 $23.29 $48,430 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $21.41 $23.35 $48,560 5.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 440 $14.06 $14.48 $30,120 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,180 $9.89 $10.75 $22,360 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $12.04 $13.18 $27,420 5.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,310 $19.46 $19.97 $41,540 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 210 $19.61 $19.25 $40,040 4.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 750 $16.79 $16.45 $34,210 2.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 680 $15.98 $16.46 $34,240 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 290 $12.87 $13.49 $28,060 2.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $19.58 $21.01 $43,700 6.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,790 $13.31 $14.23 $29,610 3.6 %
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 1,820 $9.51 $10.96 $22,790 3.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 80 $22.34 $23.12 $48,100 7.9 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 100 $11.50 $11.52 $23,960 3.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1,340 $9.20 $9.88 $20,550 3.1 %
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 4,350 $23.58 $24.63 $51,230 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $32.65 $34.06 $70,850 4.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 580 $25.83 $25.65 $53,340 3.8 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $15.98 $16.84 $35,030 5.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $23.27 $24.91 $51,810 7.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 910 $19.82 $21.00 $43,670 4.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $22.77 $22.65 $47,110 5.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $30.64 $31.88 $66,310 6.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 210 $18.52 $19.89 $41,360 8.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 320 $27.92 $28.18 $58,620 8.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $24.86 $24.78 $51,540 6.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $26.05 $27.99 $58,220 9.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $22.35 $22.06 $45,880 3.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $17.14 $17.56 $36,530 5.5 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $11.21 $11.04 $22,970 3.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $31.40 $31.87 $66,300 3.2 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 30 $13.41 $13.71 $28,530 4.3 %
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 3,350 $20.09 $22.12 $46,010 4.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 330 $32.23 $33.60 $69,890 5.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $17.78 $17.62 $36,650 2.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $30.17 $31.50 $65,520 4.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $16.02 $16.48 $34,280 7.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $19.72 $19.93 $41,460 2.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $20.82 $21.59 $44,920 6.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 420 $22.27 $22.06 $45,880 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $20.87 $22.06 $45,890 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $25.74 $26.41 $54,930 2.5 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 $14.31 $16.16 $33,610 14.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $12.71 $13.41 $27,900 9.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $22.17 $23.19 $48,240 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $18.89 $21.27 $44,230 10.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 $36.25 $35.50 $73,840 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 880 $16.03 $17.50 $36,410 3.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $25.38 $24.36 $50,660 3.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $27.11 $25.05 $52,110 7.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $11.33 $13.24 $27,540 8.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 $14.24 $17.74 $36,900 5.5 %
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 4,590 $14.94 $17.62 $36,660 6.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 330 $28.14 $30.26 $62,950 6.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 170 $12.83 $13.27 $27,600 4.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $19.81 $20.08 $41,760 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 380 $13.81 $14.52 $30,210 3.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 120 $13.35 $15.68 $32,620 7.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $14.73 $14.38 $29,920 7.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $13.82 $14.95 $31,090 5.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $11.15 $12.29 $25,560 10.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 $12.78 $13.62 $28,330 8.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.25 $13.59 $28,270 4.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.25 $14.92 $31,040 7.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.69 $13.49 $28,060 10.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 180 $18.13 $19.86 $41,320 7.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $9.83 $10.70 $22,260 2.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 240 $18.21 $19.85 $41,300 5.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $12.24 $12.85 $26,720 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $15.53 $16.82 $34,980 8.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $9.79 $11.20 $23,290 9.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.97 $9.13 $18,990 3.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $21.34 $20.95 $43,580 7.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $27.40 $27.62 $57,450 5.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $23.91 $23.81 $49,530 2.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $21.47 $21.87 $45,480 5.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.51 $13.87 $28,850 2.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 70 $17.40 $18.54 $38,560 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $13.44 $14.17 $29,470 5.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $21.80 $23.44 $48,760 6.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $10.76 $11.18 $23,250 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $11.14 $11.32 $23,550 2.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 40 $17.48 $17.33 $36,050 5.6 %
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 4,840 $12.69 $14.54 $30,240 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $19.59 $21.15 $43,980 5.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $23.96 $25.70 $53,450 4.3 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (4) (4) $50,170 3.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $13.32 $13.24 $27,530 4.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 290 $15.88 $15.79 $32,850 3.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 230 $9.09 $10.67 $22,200 9.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 580 $19.43 $19.48 $40,520 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 590 $13.37 $14.62 $30,410 7.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $10.93 $10.81 $22,480 4.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $22.11 $21.91 $45,570 6.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) $10.76 $11.39 $23,700 5.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $9.24 $9.70 $20,180 3.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $19.91 $21.85 $45,450 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $14.94 $16.10 $33,480 4.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $9.51 $10.45 $21,730 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,070 $11.22 $12.25 $25,480 3.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 30 $9.31 $9.91 $20,610 6.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 760 $9.02 $9.11 $18,940 1.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 190 $19.05 $18.38 $38,230 8.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 50 $20.85 $20.66 $42,970 6.6 %

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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