Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

State College, PA



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 State College, PA, a metropolitan statistical area in Pennsylvania.

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 State College, PA (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 66,460 $14.87 $19.39 $40,330 6.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,720 $35.32 $41.76 $86,860 6.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 $51.64 $59.97 $124,740 7.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 410 $36.32 $42.38 $88,150 5.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 90 (4) (4) $26,850 14.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $50.62 $52.71 $109,640 8.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $36.97 $38.97 $81,050 9.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $29.71 $31.86 $66,270 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $65.58 $67.96 $141,360 7.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $37.16 $37.65 $78,310 3.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $36.88 $41.98 $87,310 11.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $37.29 $38.00 $79,030 4.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (8) $42.65 $39.84 $82,870 3.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $30.36 $32.54 $67,690 7.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $11.87 $12.76 $26,530 8.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $87,110 3.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $53.70 $55.09 $114,580 7.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $19.06 $21.70 $45,140 8.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $36.39 $43.53 $90,540 11.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $21.86 $25.88 $53,840 6.6 %
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 2,330 $22.56 $27.12 $56,410 6.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.31 $29.10 $60,530 25.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $21.37 $23.09 $48,020 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $18.68 $21.35 $44,400 4.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $20.49 $20.23 $42,080 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 170 $11.85 $15.94 $33,150 12.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $17.75 $20.78 $43,210 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $12.35 $16.23 $33,760 12.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $11.60 $15.72 $32,690 10.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 160 $42.82 $47.23 $98,240 12.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $20.34 $20.14 $41,890 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 340 $26.03 $29.68 $61,730 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $20.22 $25.55 $53,150 10.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $31.03 $32.53 $67,660 3.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $31.53 $36.31 $75,520 17.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $23.29 $22.39 $46,580 7.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (8) $14.52 $20.87 $43,400 4.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $19.58 $22.26 $46,300 12.8 %
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 1,500 $27.70 $30.52 $63,480 7.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $24.77 $29.35 $61,050 8.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 230 $40.54 $41.15 $85,600 4.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 230 $32.73 $37.60 $78,210 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 380 $18.82 $19.85 $41,290 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $35.15 $35.84 $74,560 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $24.61 $25.83 $53,730 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $29.97 $39.51 $82,180 14.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 120 $24.47 $26.52 $55,170 6.5 %
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 1,350 $28.60 $31.54 $65,600 4.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $26.05 $29.19 $60,710 8.9 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (8) $41.32 $40.80 $84,870 4.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $31.50 $34.62 $72,010 6.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) $47.92 $49.23 $102,400 6.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $31.81 $33.99 $70,700 2.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 90 $38.80 $42.29 $87,970 6.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $24.24 $27.19 $56,550 13.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $31.94 $34.90 $72,590 6.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $31.44 $32.16 $66,890 3.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $17.75 $18.29 $38,040 4.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $12.57 $13.60 $28,290 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $20.65 $21.44 $44,590 6.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (8) $13.98 $15.35 $31,930 8.2 %
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 670 $25.15 $27.88 $57,990 4.3 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 140 $27.80 $29.05 $60,430 3.9 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers (8) $9.56 $11.21 $23,310 12.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $28.36 $36.49 $75,890 14.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 $18.30 $18.42 $38,300 2.4 %
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 1,130 $17.70 $18.57 $38,620 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $22.75 $22.79 $47,410 6.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $22.42 $24.20 $50,330 5.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 100 $17.97 $17.33 $36,050 6.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $14.19 $16.62 $34,570 9.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $16.44 $16.25 $33,810 11.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $18.66 $20.59 $42,830 5.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $14.57 $14.54 $30,240 3.0 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 240 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $40.01 $51.88 $107,910 12.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $23.96 $25.76 $53,580 15.0 %
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 7,430 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $20.70 $21.98 $45,720 2.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $10.45 $10.53 $21,890 6.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $53,490 4.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 600 (4) (4) $51,030 2.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 170 (4) (4) $54,390 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 320 (4) (4) $53,690 2.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $48,700 6.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $52,840 5.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $53,700 3.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $59,340 2.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $20.21 $19.91 $41,410 7.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 160 (4) (4) $26,940 8.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $27.67 $27.43 $57,060 3.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $13.19 $13.61 $28,300 3.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,150 (4) (4) $36,750 17.4 %
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 940 $17.18 $18.61 $38,700 2.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $17.82 $18.83 $39,160 2.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 $22.06 $22.36 $46,500 4.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 140 (4) (4) $30,950 2.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $12.07 $11.41 $23,740 3.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $23.76 $24.35 $50,650 4.5 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $19.98 $26.59 $55,310 16.5 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $19.38 $21.17 $44,030 4.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $16.82 $18.09 $37,620 4.8 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,290 $21.38 $30.32 $63,070 6.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $47.55 $45.66 $94,970 3.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $88.83 $184,760 17.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 $49.48 $63.46 $132,000 19.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $21.95 $24.20 $50,340 15.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,100 $22.73 $27.25 $56,670 7.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $37.69 $37.13 $77,240 5.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $38.58 $39.71 $82,590 5.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $19.25 $20.95 $43,570 8.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $26.16 $25.70 $53,460 4.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $23.66 $23.55 $48,990 7.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 90 $9.97 $11.78 $24,500 11.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 80 $12.76 $13.36 $27,780 5.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $15.03 $14.09 $29,300 6.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 390 $15.34 $16.22 $33,740 4.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $11.26 $11.96 $24,870 4.3 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 130 $14.33 $17.30 $35,980 12.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,780 $11.41 $11.83 $24,610 3.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 640 $8.61 $9.34 $19,420 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 590 $12.09 $12.24 $25,450 3.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $21.72 $24.37 $50,690 21.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 120 $13.86 $14.27 $29,680 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $11.77 $11.87 $24,700 5.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $14.65 $14.87 $30,920 5.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $12.74 $13.98 $29,070 5.5 %
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 1,110 $19.48 $20.52 $42,680 7.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 160 $27.44 $27.34 $56,870 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 170 $13.34 $14.48 $30,120 3.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $12.61 $12.83 $26,680 7.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 140 $7.64 $8.17 $16,990 5.2 %
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 7,170 $8.67 $9.94 $20,670 3.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $18.66 $18.58 $38,640 12.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 490 $14.71 $14.58 $30,330 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.56 $8.84 $18,380 4.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $11.50 $11.91 $24,780 4.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 610 $9.54 $10.12 $21,050 4.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 280 $8.90 $9.56 $19,890 6.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 540 $12.76 $12.87 $26,780 6.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 480 $7.94 $8.94 $18,600 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,550 $8.21 $8.73 $18,160 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.73 $9.04 $18,810 4.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,450 $8.07 $8.94 $18,590 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $9.19 $9.86 $20,520 5.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 360 $7.77 $8.34 $17,350 4.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $7.91 $8.21 $17,080 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 280 $8.04 $10.48 $21,790 11.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,460 $11.61 $12.24 $25,450 4.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $17.86 $17.92 $37,280 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $20.24 $20.59 $42,840 7.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,440 $12.04 $11.96 $24,870 5.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 430 $9.11 $9.67 $20,120 4.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 320 $10.95 $12.30 $25,590 4.0 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $15.67 $16.10 $33,490 4.2 %
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 2,030 $8.99 $11.36 $23,630 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $14.62 $15.17 $31,540 11.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $7.52 $7.69 $15,990 5.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $8.87 $9.78 $20,340 6.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 250 $8.67 $8.96 $18,630 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 170 $8.98 $9.55 $19,860 6.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $9.25 $10.63 $22,110 12.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 $14.39 $15.44 $32,100 5.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 30 $8.12 $8.69 $18,070 5.5 %
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 6,680 $10.00 $14.07 $29,270 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 460 $16.25 $18.09 $37,630 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $34.42 $37.17 $77,310 11.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,790 $8.23 $8.59 $17,880 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 $8.61 $10.33 $21,490 8.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $13.85 $14.06 $29,250 7.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,640 $9.46 $10.69 $22,240 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $18.10 $20.19 $42,000 5.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $31.08 $36.66 $76,250 20.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $17.40 $18.18 $37,820 4.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $24.25 $28.37 $59,010 3.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $21.49 $26.84 $55,830 8.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 410 $24.03 $26.18 $54,450 5.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 170 $18.17 $21.61 $44,950 6.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $9.38 $10.63 $22,120 5.1 %
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 11,940 $13.95 $14.84 $30,860 3.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 490 $22.07 $23.36 $48,590 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $12.49 $12.96 $26,950 4.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 $14.14 $14.66 $30,480 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 120 $14.18 $15.09 $31,380 3.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 660 $14.07 $14.97 $31,140 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $18.18 $18.26 $37,970 7.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $16.22 $16.74 $34,820 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 320 $11.17 $11.27 $23,450 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 950 $12.66 $13.95 $29,010 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $22.87 $22.92 $47,680 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $11.20 $12.26 $25,500 6.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $10.72 $10.90 $22,670 8.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $11.55 $12.96 $26,950 12.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $14.49 $13.93 $28,980 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $11.50 $12.19 $25,350 3.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $17.79 $18.49 $38,460 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 $10.56 $10.97 $22,830 2.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $17.46 $17.75 $36,930 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (8) $14.46 $15.22 $31,660 11.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 $25.40 $23.37 $48,610 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $18.32 $19.15 $39,830 4.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 190 $12.08 $12.79 $26,600 4.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 760 $9.82 $11.12 $23,120 6.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 730 $19.92 $20.09 $41,780 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $17.78 $18.45 $38,370 2.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $13.69 $14.22 $29,570 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,360 $14.11 $14.15 $29,420 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $14.66 $15.53 $32,300 4.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $10.82 $11.07 $23,030 4.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 80 $13.88 $14.13 $29,390 8.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $12.99 $13.48 $28,030 9.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,750 $14.10 $14.17 $29,470 4.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $19.30 $19.26 $40,050 4.6 %
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 240 $15.23 $15.54 $32,320 10.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $12.19 $13.29 $27,650 7.8 %
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 2,690 $16.39 $18.19 $37,840 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $23.64 $23.95 $49,820 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $21.45 $20.40 $42,430 7.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 320 $17.62 $22.95 $47,740 13.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $23.09 $22.62 $47,050 7.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 650 $13.32 $13.18 $27,420 2.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 530 $16.90 $17.84 $37,100 11.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 $20.78 $19.49 $40,540 7.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $14.64 $15.12 $31,450 13.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $20.78 $21.90 $45,540 6.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $16.06 $17.27 $35,910 3.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $19.49 $20.82 $43,310 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $11.09 $12.48 $25,950 6.3 %
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 2,600 $15.88 $16.44 $34,190 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $24.76 $25.29 $52,600 2.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $20.89 $21.85 $45,440 6.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $17.33 $18.04 $37,530 2.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 $14.39 $14.24 $29,610 7.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $15.40 $15.63 $32,520 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $17.43 $18.16 $37,760 9.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $17.46 $17.24 $35,870 8.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $21.23 $19.49 $40,540 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 980 $12.54 $13.86 $28,830 4.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $21.54 $21.67 $45,070 6.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $9.09 $10.58 $22,000 9.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $17.13 $17.27 $35,920 4.6 %
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 3,300 $14.19 $14.88 $30,950 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 250 $21.48 $23.13 $48,110 2.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 150 $13.46 $14.10 $29,320 3.6 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $16.98 $16.63 $34,580 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 460 $7.89 $9.50 $19,770 7.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $10.48 $10.82 $22,500 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $19.04 $17.82 $37,060 5.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $16.13 $16.24 $33,790 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $19.70 $19.19 $39,910 4.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.91 $11.82 $24,580 4.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 130 $16.43 $17.14 $35,660 3.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.97 $14.26 $29,670 16.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.42 $16.05 $33,380 9.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $14.62 $15.91 $33,080 3.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $18.28 $18.07 $37,590 4.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $16.03 $16.24 $33,780 4.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $16.93 $17.30 $35,990 4.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $18.85 $18.83 $39,170 3.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) $8.91 $9.93 $20,650 3.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $11.87 $11.74 $24,420 2.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $20.13 $19.69 $40,960 5.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $18.16 $18.45 $38,380 4.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 170 $15.00 $16.10 $33,490 3.2 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (8) $17.32 $19.60 $40,770 6.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.36 $12.33 $25,640 6.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 180 $12.82 $13.03 $27,100 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 2,850 $13.51 $14.40 $29,960 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $22.55 $24.23 $50,400 5.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 160 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 350 $12.87 $12.27 $25,510 6.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 90 $12.97 $13.96 $29,030 11.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 670 $19.36 $19.34 $40,220 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 320 $13.75 $14.32 $29,790 9.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $10.16 $11.11 $23,110 6.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.89 $9.60 $19,960 9.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 120 $14.38 $14.34 $29,830 4.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 80 $9.62 $10.45 $21,730 5.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 430 $10.28 $10.98 $22,830 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $11.35 $11.59 $24,100 14.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 170 $11.34 $10.66 $22,160 6.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $15.26 $14.51 $30,190 5.1 %

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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