Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southern Texas 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 Southern Texas 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).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in Southern Texas 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 83,120 $10.52 $14.71 $30,590 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 2,320 $31.26 $33.85 $70,400 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 $45.22 $51.43 $106,970 10.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 760 $28.33 $31.21 $64,910 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $22,730 5.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $35.41 $40.75 $84,760 11.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $35.76 $36.79 $76,530 5.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $29.01 $33.87 $70,450 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $23.85 $26.93 $56,010 9.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $29.07 $37.95 $78,930 19.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $70,710 1.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $44.64 $44.98 $93,550 8.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $21.91 $23.08 $48,000 8.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $31.02 $34.94 $72,680 10.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $26.12 $26.05 $54,180 1.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $21.20 $22.21 $46,200 16.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $27.33 $34.85 $72,490 20.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $43.81 $44.98 $93,560 1.3 %
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 2,080 $26.65 $25.78 $53,620 2.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $27.03 $25.92 $53,920 6.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 840 $29.83 $27.88 $57,980 1.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $15.61 $20.15 $41,920 13.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $13.59 $15.42 $32,080 5.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $23.80 $24.14 $50,210 2.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 340 $25.40 $25.71 $53,470 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 270 $22.46 $23.84 $49,580 3.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $28.46 $30.42 $63,280 9.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $11.55 $12.67 $26,360 3.0 %
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 350 $25.04 $27.77 $57,750 5.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $18.33 $18.68 $38,850 5.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $24.20 $24.61 $51,190 5.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $25.06 $25.84 $53,750 4.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 510 $18.98 $23.54 $48,960 4.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $23.00 $23.11 $48,070 5.3 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 540 $25.69 $25.95 $53,980 2.8 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $28.93 $28.48 $59,230 1.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $16.59 $17.70 $36,810 11.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $27.18 $27.32 $56,820 3.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $21.09 $21.65 $45,020 2.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $15.79 $16.10 $33,490 1.8 %
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 1,230 $17.50 $19.30 $40,150 1.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $17.35 $16.31 $33,920 5.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $28.13 $26.81 $55,770 4.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $17.67 $17.83 $37,090 4.7 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 120 $26.10 $26.16 $54,420 4.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $16.58 $17.42 $36,230 3.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $16.16 $17.50 $36,410 6.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $14.27 $15.20 $31,610 7.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $17.88 $18.49 $38,460 3.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 350 $14.04 $14.27 $29,690 1.5 %
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 410 $25.56 $27.82 $57,860 8.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $39.06 $40.75 $84,750 2.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $18.09 $22.85 $47,520 3.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $20.39 $20.69 $43,040 19.0 %
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 9,820 $20.24 $19.59 $40,760 3.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $36.66 $33.16 $68,960 5.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 350 $15.11 $16.22 $33,740 8.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 290 (4) (4) $49,190 3.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,170 (4) (4) $48,630 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,110 (4) (4) $49,440 2.2 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $50,270 2.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,380 (4) (4) $50,580 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $51,830 3.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 140 (4) (4) $50,220 3.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $48,750 2.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $50,550 3.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,240 (4) (4) $26,530 15.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $23.64 $23.00 $47,830 5.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $9.96 $10.62 $22,080 6.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 $30.54 $31.13 $64,740 4.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,890 (4) (4) $19,400 1.9 %
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 350 $14.52 $18.48 $38,430 6.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $7.86 $7.97 $16,590 8.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $19.49 $22.98 $47,800 7.3 %
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 3,390 $21.37 $26.44 $54,990 4.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 $55.95 $61.32 $127,550 14.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 (5) $102.38 $212,960 15.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 (5) $91.06 $189,400 17.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $36.91 $36.04 $74,960 7.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 770 $28.97 $29.68 $61,730 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $32.40 $36.79 $76,520 9.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $28.74 $29.82 $62,030 4.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $23.00 $23.19 $48,240 1.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $15.63 $16.18 $33,650 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 30 $27.53 $29.02 $60,370 7.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 $25.02 $25.39 $52,820 2.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 450 $11.57 $11.58 $24,080 3.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $11.51 $11.59 $24,100 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $14.55 $15.77 $32,800 6.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 100 $18.32 $19.18 $39,900 8.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 730 $18.52 $18.28 $38,020 3.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.71 $11.15 $23,180 2.6 %
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 4,980 $7.77 $8.58 $17,840 3.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,860 $7.60 $7.84 $16,310 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 620 $9.04 $9.12 $18,970 2.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (8) $26.16 $34.97 $72,740 23.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $11.35 $12.12 $25,210 7.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $9.88 $10.19 $21,190 4.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $13.98 $16.89 $35,130 18.8 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,790 $20.76 $21.06 $43,800 2.1 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 90 $22.69 $23.37 $48,600 3.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 440 $34.68 $33.89 $70,490 1.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 130 $14.24 $15.21 $31,640 3.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 890 $14.76 $13.85 $28,810 6.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,850 $23.17 $24.68 $51,340 0.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 710 $14.21 $15.00 $31,210 1.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 350 $9.74 $10.76 $22,370 2.9 %
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 6,180 $7.65 $8.33 $17,320 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 550 $10.67 $11.49 $23,890 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $7.69 $7.95 $16,530 4.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 730 $8.52 $8.85 $18,400 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $7.91 $8.39 $17,450 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.01 $8.25 $17,170 4.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 260 $7.58 $7.79 $16,200 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 $7.64 $8.89 $18,490 8.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,640 $7.55 $7.93 $16,490 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,170 $7.37 $7.56 $15,720 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $7.37 $7.55 $15,710 5.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 290 $7.46 $7.62 $15,860 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 110 $7.37 $7.47 $15,540 4.9 %
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 2,680 $8.47 $9.23 $19,200 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $13.12 $13.31 $27,680 4.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $14.21 $16.67 $34,670 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,440 $8.07 $8.65 $18,000 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $8.18 $8.46 $17,590 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $8.99 $9.84 $20,460 2.1 %
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 5,730 $7.70 $8.12 $16,890 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $13.97 $16.35 $34,010 10.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $8.38 $9.34 $19,420 6.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 30 $7.54 $8.25 $17,170 10.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $12.42 $11.86 $24,670 6.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 590 $7.93 $8.57 $17,820 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 4,460 $7.62 $7.70 $16,020 3.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $7.82 $10.13 $21,070 17.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $8.10 $8.78 $18,270 4.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $8.13 $8.15 $16,950 6.2 %
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 8,490 $8.16 $10.47 $21,780 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 950 $13.22 $14.85 $30,880 4.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $26.88 $32.00 $66,560 11.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,370 $7.47 $7.77 $16,170 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 110 $7.27 $8.67 $18,020 7.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $9.64 $10.06 $20,920 5.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,020 $7.89 $8.93 $18,570 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $12.86 $19.58 $40,730 27.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $12.11 $14.06 $29,250 10.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $41.89 $45.08 $93,760 20.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 370 $17.00 $24.17 $50,270 10.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $13.50 $17.22 $35,810 16.6 %
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 12,040 $10.13 $11.64 $24,200 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 730 $15.96 $17.19 $35,760 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $8.97 $9.44 $19,640 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $10.69 $11.06 $23,000 5.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 260 $10.54 $11.58 $24,090 4.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 880 $12.47 $12.91 $26,860 3.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $11.36 $12.27 $25,520 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $9.08 $9.41 $19,560 4.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $9.73 $10.01 $20,810 1.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 90 $9.09 $9.38 $19,500 5.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 850 $8.38 $9.75 $20,280 3.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $11.09 $12.06 $25,080 4.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $9.51 $10.10 $21,010 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $8.03 $8.70 $18,090 6.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $9.14 $9.60 $19,960 2.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $10.36 $10.71 $22,280 3.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $14.32 $15.13 $31,460 9.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $9.55 $10.40 $21,630 9.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $11.91 $11.39 $23,680 6.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $13.95 $14.36 $29,860 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 390 $7.73 $8.55 $17,780 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 290 $11.78 $13.61 $28,310 2.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 140 $9.70 $10.07 $20,940 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $17.63 $17.62 $36,660 4.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $9.60 $10.31 $21,450 7.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $25.26 $25.43 $52,900 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $25.09 $23.72 $49,340 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $10.90 $14.40 $29,960 1.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $17.49 $17.04 $35,450 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 280 $9.47 $10.61 $22,070 5.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 830 $7.89 $9.15 $19,020 4.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $8.35 $9.22 $19,170 12.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 480 $16.05 $17.36 $36,110 2.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $9.19 $10.32 $21,450 6.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,920 $10.86 $11.42 $23,760 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $9.16 $10.47 $21,780 4.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,110 $9.05 $9.82 $20,420 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $18.14 $17.24 $35,860 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 950 $7.49 $7.86 $16,340 3.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 130 $7.94 $7.79 $16,210 6.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 120 $7.83 $8.81 $18,320 3.9 %
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 3,180 $12.48 $14.38 $29,910 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $18.32 $21.04 $43,760 3.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 160 $13.73 $14.64 $30,460 8.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $11.82 $12.01 $24,980 4.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 590 $9.50 $10.12 $21,050 4.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $10.37 $10.69 $22,220 4.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $10.27 $11.52 $23,960 3.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 110 $12.41 $15.36 $31,940 10.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $9.60 $11.25 $23,410 2.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $11.09 $12.61 $26,230 8.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $15.05 $16.82 $34,990 9.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 30 $22.50 $21.76 $45,260 2.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $14.24 $15.36 $31,940 6.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $10.61 $11.00 $22,880 4.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $19.08 $20.44 $42,520 4.5 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 260 $12.17 $13.35 $27,770 6.9 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $13.62 $14.53 $30,220 6.0 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,940 $14.19 $15.48 $32,200 3.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $26.06 $25.05 $52,090 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $14.14 $14.64 $30,460 20.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $20.96 $22.10 $45,970 5.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 450 $21.18 $20.15 $41,920 2.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 30 $11.01 $11.76 $24,460 8.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $13.52 $14.22 $29,570 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $13.28 $14.54 $30,250 7.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $11.60 $12.72 $26,460 10.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $21.71 $19.17 $39,860 7.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $7.93 $8.43 $17,530 7.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 90 $13.65 $13.81 $28,730 9.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $12.32 $12.78 $26,590 14.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $7.36 $7.75 $16,110 7.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $18.34 $20.50 $42,630 7.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,320 $10.19 $11.54 $24,010 3.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $18.76 $19.02 $39,550 9.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 $18.71 $20.96 $43,610 11.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $10.50 $11.57 $24,060 5.9 %
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 3,630 $10.29 $12.45 $25,890 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 220 $18.41 $21.59 $44,920 7.0 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $7.59 $7.80 $16,220 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $8.20 $9.09 $18,910 7.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $9.41 $10.57 $21,980 5.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.69 $12.75 $26,520 2.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 70 $20.25 $18.81 $39,120 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $13.59 $14.23 $29,600 4.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $7.56 $10.09 $20,980 15.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $7.53 $7.75 $16,120 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $7.24 $7.27 $15,120 4.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 260 $10.68 $11.09 $23,060 3.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.32 $12.80 $26,620 11.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $18.83 $17.28 $35,940 7.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $9.33 $10.02 $20,840 3.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $9.30 $11.68 $24,300 12.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 40 $7.70 $8.49 $17,650 5.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 60 $9.06 $9.38 $19,510 3.8 %
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 4,530 $10.58 $12.62 $26,240 3.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $15.42 $17.57 $36,550 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $23.38 $24.18 $50,300 6.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 530 $9.66 $9.67 $20,110 3.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $11.03 $11.10 $23,090 11.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,000 $12.99 $14.46 $30,070 6.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 560 $10.40 $11.09 $23,060 3.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $8.65 $8.63 $17,940 3.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $7.45 $7.95 $16,530 6.4 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 40 $21.31 $21.12 $43,930 2.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 150 $10.74 $11.64 $24,210 12.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $9.21 $10.39 $21,610 4.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 $8.58 $9.18 $19,100 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 760 $8.62 $9.20 $19,150 2.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 50 $7.44 $8.00 $16,650 7.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $9.03 $9.23 $19,190 7.3 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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