Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area



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 the North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

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 North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (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 112,710 $11.98 $14.85 $30,880 1.2 %
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 4,990 $26.87 $30.32 $63,060 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 340 $47.90 $57.70 $120,020 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,410 $29.50 $33.28 $69,220 3.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 220 (4) (4) $19,290 5.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $28.32 $30.45 $63,340 6.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $30.50 $33.58 $69,840 4.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $22.08 $21.97 $45,710 5.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $27.24 $30.37 $63,160 5.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 330 $29.34 $32.57 $67,750 3.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 $34.01 $33.68 $70,060 9.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $28.02 $29.58 $61,520 3.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $23.32 $25.15 $52,310 5.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $26.00 $29.93 $62,260 8.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $25.84 $29.12 $60,570 10.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $21.33 $21.39 $44,490 9.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $59,910 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $32.48 $37.95 $78,930 6.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $33.23 $35.07 $72,940 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 400 $18.43 $21.84 $45,420 8.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 100 $14.19 $15.85 $32,960 6.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $12.80 $14.67 $30,510 14.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $31.00 $31.63 $65,800 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $28.84 $28.76 $59,820 1.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $13.16 $15.34 $31,900 10.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $18.61 $20.74 $43,140 4.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,730 $21.29 $23.73 $49,370 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $21.06 $23.49 $48,870 6.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $19.40 $19.38 $40,320 2.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $20.92 $21.00 $43,670 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $31.56 $30.14 $62,680 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $16.49 $18.03 $37,510 5.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $14.09 $16.93 $35,220 10.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $18.37 $19.63 $40,840 5.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $16.42 $18.22 $37,900 4.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $23.17 $27.28 $56,750 8.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 150 $20.23 $21.02 $43,730 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 380 $22.42 $25.37 $52,780 8.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $16.13 $16.14 $33,560 7.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 300 $24.62 $27.84 $57,900 9.0 %
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 610 $19.86 $22.99 $47,810 5.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $23.74 $28.34 $58,950 11.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $14.67 $16.16 $33,620 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $20.47 $24.48 $50,930 8.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $20.26 $22.18 $46,130 5.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $21.52 $23.41 $48,690 9.6 %
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 880 $22.36 $24.60 $51,160 3.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $23.13 $24.74 $51,460 12.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 $31.87 $33.51 $69,710 3.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 160 $23.07 $26.19 $54,470 7.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $28.32 $28.70 $59,700 3.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $21.78 $23.06 $47,970 11.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 50 $17.15 $16.53 $34,390 3.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $19.44 $20.86 $43,390 16.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $23.33 $23.58 $49,050 5.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $12.55 $14.01 $29,130 8.0 %
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 270 $21.35 $23.14 $48,130 2.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $20.52 $21.83 $45,410 1.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $22.56 $22.10 $45,970 2.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (8) $15.85 $15.45 $32,140 2.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,290 $15.29 $15.74 $32,730 3.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 210 $21.58 $20.90 $43,470 1.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $13.63 $14.90 $30,990 9.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 190 $9.84 $9.85 $20,490 5.6 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 50 $16.57 $15.98 $33,240 3.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 290 $16.42 $16.38 $34,060 1.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $24.76 $24.53 $51,030 3.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $13.10 $13.23 $27,510 3.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $9.65 $12.43 $25,850 5.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 110 $15.30 $15.62 $32,490 3.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $11.03 $12.14 $25,240 6.6 %
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 340 $16.89 $23.32 $48,500 17.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 150 $17.17 $16.55 $34,430 12.4 %
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 8,700 $17.72 $16.93 $35,210 2.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $48,570 2.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $54,240 5.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $21.26 $20.68 $43,020 3.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 360 $8.90 $11.43 $23,770 5.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 (4) (4) $40,660 1.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,830 (4) (4) $41,000 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 710 (4) (4) $42,010 2.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,030 (4) (4) $40,860 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $41,750 1.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (8) (4) (4) $39,300 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $41,390 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $41,260 1.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $18.69 $18.20 $37,860 4.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $8.66 $10.52 $21,880 9.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 290 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-4021 Librarians 140 $21.13 $20.52 $42,680 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $9.22 $10.35 $21,530 5.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $23.08 $22.87 $47,580 5.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,160 (4) (4) $16,190 2.1 %
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 880 $11.66 $14.45 $30,060 5.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $8.37 $8.62 $17,940 6.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 210 $14.43 $17.75 $36,930 12.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 170 $8.18 $9.00 $18,720 5.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $33,380 9.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $9.04 $10.64 $22,140 8.8 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $10.55 $10.66 $22,170 6.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $16.92 $19.76 $41,100 7.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $16.59 $15.12 $31,440 4.2 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 7,960 $20.41 $26.24 $54,570 3.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $103.50 $215,280 26.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $19.92 $20.08 $41,760 10.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $54.60 $58.26 $121,170 7.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 $56.64 $64.36 $133,880 8.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 280 (5) $85.32 $177,460 13.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $31.39 $32.21 $67,000 16.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,220 $25.61 $26.76 $55,670 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 140 $28.13 $29.04 $60,400 9.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $39.75 $41.77 $86,880 5.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $21.98 $21.74 $45,230 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $24.32 $27.57 $57,360 6.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $22.22 $21.95 $45,650 7.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 310 $17.55 $17.04 $35,450 7.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $31.22 $29.74 $61,870 6.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $25.47 $25.13 $52,270 2.9 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $29.75 $30.54 $63,530 6.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 400 $20.67 $20.97 $43,610 4.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 480 $12.89 $13.96 $29,050 4.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 430 $11.38 $11.30 $23,500 5.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $18.62 $18.78 $39,070 1.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $16.80 $16.98 $35,330 2.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $12.17 $12.46 $25,910 7.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,740 $15.90 $15.74 $32,740 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $13.11 $13.84 $28,790 3.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $15.84 $16.19 $33,670 3.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 70 $13.24 $15.47 $32,180 12.9 %
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 3,780 $10.21 $11.00 $22,880 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 870 $8.78 $8.80 $18,310 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,820 $10.33 $10.10 $21,010 2.2 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $23.91 $23.02 $47,890 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 160 $26.01 $26.29 $54,680 3.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 90 $10.80 $11.06 $23,010 4.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $11.72 $11.58 $24,080 4.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $11.28 $11.92 $24,780 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.96 $13.00 $27,040 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.42 $9.51 $19,790 5.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $9.75 $11.01 $22,900 9.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $11.82 $12.28 $25,550 3.0 %
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 2,740 $13.91 $14.91 $31,010 2.0 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 60 $18.88 $20.28 $42,180 3.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $26.97 $26.16 $54,410 2.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $25.67 $26.79 $55,730 3.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 330 $14.26 $14.85 $30,900 6.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 620 $13.36 $13.35 $27,760 3.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $20.28 $20.26 $42,140 3.3 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens 60 $24.78 $24.30 $50,550 1.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 780 $15.08 $15.66 $32,560 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 240 $9.87 $10.28 $21,390 4.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 120 $7.58 $8.97 $18,650 9.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $11.66 $13.35 $27,780 1.9 %
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 9,930 $7.97 $9.06 $18,850 5.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $18.34 $18.28 $38,010 5.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $11.51 $12.27 $25,510 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 570 $7.96 $8.45 $17,580 6.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,200 $8.76 $9.06 $18,850 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 500 $9.29 $9.82 $20,420 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.76 $8.05 $16,750 7.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 750 $8.23 $8.37 $17,410 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 $8.56 $9.42 $19,590 7.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,220 $7.49 $7.68 $15,980 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.33 $7.43 $15,460 5.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,730 $8.27 $11.20 $23,300 17.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.14 $8.01 $16,660 5.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $7.83 $8.89 $18,480 6.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $8.00 $8.49 $17,660 5.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $8.58 $8.75 $18,210 3.6 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 80 $8.77 $8.89 $18,480 3.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,400 $9.18 $9.97 $20,730 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $13.68 $14.88 $30,950 9.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $14.56 $17.97 $37,380 13.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,700 $9.10 $9.51 $19,770 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 710 $8.26 $8.58 $17,840 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 660 $10.07 $10.72 $22,310 5.5 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $10.13 $10.25 $21,320 5.3 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,710 $8.32 $9.68 $20,130 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $13.39 $13.91 $28,940 6.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $7.73 $7.74 $16,100 4.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 370 $7.40 $8.67 $18,030 9.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $10.89 $11.50 $23,920 4.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 290 $7.65 $8.09 $16,830 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 370 $9.21 $9.88 $20,540 6.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $8.76 $10.40 $21,620 7.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $10.79 $11.60 $24,130 4.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 70 $9.09 $9.59 $19,940 4.8 %
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 10,640 $9.21 $11.88 $24,710 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,400 $14.86 $15.87 $33,020 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $19.97 $21.65 $45,040 5.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,720 $7.44 $8.07 $16,790 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $8.97 $10.07 $20,950 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $10.08 $10.74 $22,350 6.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,330 $8.98 $10.48 $21,800 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $16.59 $18.22 $37,890 6.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $21.18 $26.70 $55,540 23.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $15.66 $31.80 $66,130 25.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $17.43 $19.17 $39,870 6.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $26.01 $27.32 $56,830 9.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 530 $16.55 $19.82 $41,220 5.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $10.86 $11.06 $23,000 4.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $15.16 $16.69 $34,720 8.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 17,360 $11.80 $12.88 $26,790 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,220 $16.82 $18.82 $39,150 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $10.18 $11.05 $22,980 4.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (8) $13.50 $13.31 $27,690 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 370 $12.49 $13.02 $27,090 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,140 $13.14 $13.31 $27,670 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $14.86 $15.92 $33,110 3.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $11.52 $12.72 $26,460 4.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 660 $11.17 $11.44 $23,790 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 180 $15.32 $16.25 $33,790 2.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $12.94 $12.76 $26,540 5.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,300 $12.57 $12.85 $26,730 4.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 200 $14.06 $14.52 $30,210 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $9.95 $10.30 $21,420 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $8.38 $8.77 $18,250 7.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 210 $11.02 $11.70 $24,340 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $8.22 $9.29 $19,310 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $14.83 $15.46 $32,150 5.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $13.71 $13.49 $28,060 5.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $11.78 $12.40 $25,790 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $14.23 $14.43 $30,020 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 730 $11.39 $11.72 $24,380 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $13.23 $13.61 $28,310 4.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $11.63 $12.53 $26,070 6.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $12.84 $14.29 $29,730 8.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $11.48 $12.85 $26,730 4.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $25.26 $24.93 $51,860 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 490 $21.07 $22.18 $46,130 0.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $16.59 $17.18 $35,740 2.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $15.38 $16.98 $35,310 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 550 $11.98 $12.39 $25,770 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,820 $8.22 $9.04 $18,810 4.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 $8.09 $8.71 $18,110 6.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 800 $13.61 $14.47 $30,100 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 420 $11.36 $11.76 $24,450 6.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,630 $10.82 $11.29 $23,490 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $14.93 $15.97 $33,210 7.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 $10.40 $10.93 $22,730 8.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,520 $10.76 $11.69 $24,310 2.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $15.75 $15.52 $32,280 4.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 370 $12.70 $12.64 $26,280 5.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $11.55 $11.01 $22,910 13.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 120 $9.18 $11.05 $22,970 16.5 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 40 $11.91 $12.15 $25,280 3.3 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $13.94 $14.34 $29,820 8.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $12.66 $13.44 $27,950 8.2 %
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 4,810 $13.68 $15.16 $31,530 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 500 $19.31 $25.92 $53,920 12.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $22.11 $21.44 $44,600 5.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 360 $13.88 $14.81 $30,810 4.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 830 $12.20 $12.62 $26,250 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.85 $14.12 $29,370 4.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 430 $14.74 $15.34 $31,920 2.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 330 $17.90 $17.99 $37,430 6.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $9.95 $11.83 $24,600 21.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $12.27 $11.87 $24,700 8.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 190 $12.74 $13.09 $27,240 4.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $15.14 $16.04 $33,370 5.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 220 $11.64 $12.13 $25,240 7.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 $16.11 $15.68 $32,620 5.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $11.46 $12.46 $25,920 9.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $11.44 $11.11 $23,110 10.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $17.31 $18.06 $37,560 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 620 $11.44 $11.70 $24,340 1.4 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (8) $15.31 $20.04 $41,680 7.3 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry (8) $13.00 $13.01 $27,070 7.2 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 40 $10.64 $10.54 $21,920 3.6 %
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 4,930 $15.51 $16.36 $34,040 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 350 $22.24 $22.56 $46,930 2.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $16.61 $16.18 $33,650 5.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 220 $25.02 $24.88 $51,750 3.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $14.44 $14.12 $29,370 6.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $20.28 $22.56 $46,910 9.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 $13.48 $14.05 $29,220 7.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $17.89 $17.49 $36,380 8.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $15.49 $14.81 $30,800 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $12.85 $13.66 $28,420 3.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $11.49 $11.87 $24,690 6.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $18.08 $17.94 $37,320 2.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $9.57 $9.98 $20,760 7.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $13.27 $12.92 $26,880 5.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $15.10 $16.34 $33,990 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,640 $14.18 $14.30 $29,740 1.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $17.55 $17.54 $36,490 2.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $20.45 $19.29 $40,120 10.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 310 $24.69 $23.69 $49,280 4.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 160 $22.46 $24.18 $50,300 6.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 70 $12.59 $13.11 $27,260 9.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $11.93 $12.62 $26,260 9.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 160 $11.13 $12.19 $25,350 9.7 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 15,770 $11.84 $12.65 $26,320 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 830 $19.26 $20.27 $42,160 1.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $11.84 $12.94 $26,900 4.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,970 $11.42 $11.49 $23,900 1.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 980 $7.90 $9.29 $19,320 8.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $13.82 $13.37 $27,810 4.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $14.27 $14.01 $29,140 6.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $12.80 $12.71 $26,440 1.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.56 $14.47 $30,100 4.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 280 $13.39 $14.94 $31,070 7.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $10.50 $11.47 $23,850 7.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 670 $12.29 $13.67 $28,430 4.2 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders (8) $12.95 $12.86 $26,740 5.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.81 $11.69 $24,310 10.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 $20.33 $19.62 $40,800 3.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 390 $12.68 $13.29 $27,640 3.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $12.23 $12.05 $25,050 3.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $10.95 $11.35 $23,600 5.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $7.93 $8.17 $16,980 3.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,040 $10.69 $11.32 $23,540 5.4 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $9.75 $10.42 $21,680 3.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $13.28 $13.53 $28,140 8.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 130 $11.42 $12.23 $25,430 7.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $10.59 $10.76 $22,380 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 350 $15.83 $15.34 $31,910 4.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.20 $10.13 $21,070 9.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $20.07 $19.75 $41,080 7.6 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 150 $14.21 $15.36 $31,940 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 910 $11.94 $12.56 $26,120 3.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $15.22 $14.73 $30,630 2.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $11.63 $11.97 $24,890 6.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $11.10 $10.86 $22,590 4.5 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 30 $15.04 $14.63 $30,440 8.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,090 $10.93 $10.92 $22,710 4.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $9.21 $9.31 $19,360 5.4 %
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 9,630 $10.86 $11.84 $24,620 3.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $15.69 $16.52 $34,360 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $18.91 $19.42 $40,400 3.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $7.39 $8.44 $17,550 7.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 820 $7.82 $9.15 $19,040 6.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 400 $11.50 $12.83 $26,690 12.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,100 $14.88 $15.06 $31,320 5.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 830 $10.41 $11.82 $24,580 5.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $8.57 $8.58 $17,840 6.0 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) $7.71 $9.35 $19,440 9.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $11.17 $11.51 $23,940 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 180 $8.51 $8.92 $18,550 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,380 $10.45 $10.25 $21,320 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $10.33 $10.56 $21,970 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 370 $8.85 $9.20 $19,130 3.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $10.37 $10.98 $22,840 3.1 %

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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