Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Gulf Coast 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 Gulf Coast 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 Gulf Coast 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 121,750 $12.94 $16.13 $33,550 1.5 %
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 4,520 $31.85 $37.16 $77,280 3.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 190 $46.16 $49.76 $103,510 4.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,700 $31.92 $40.33 $83,890 5.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 130 (4) (4) $29,050 21.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $42.47 $48.43 $100,720 6.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $33.88 $36.96 $76,870 6.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $39.79 $49.91 $103,820 10.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $34.66 $35.56 $73,970 2.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $34.70 $39.74 $82,660 4.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $52.26 $53.59 $111,460 9.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $35.67 $34.88 $72,560 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $33.70 $33.48 $69,630 3.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 370 (4) (4) $64,930 1.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 140 $55.76 $60.45 $125,730 15.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $53.00 $51.31 $106,730 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 170 $19.97 $22.68 $47,170 9.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) $22.01 $22.15 $46,080 6.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $19.47 $21.34 $44,390 9.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $32.07 $32.80 $68,220 3.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $37.92 $36.09 $75,060 3.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 90 $26.08 $25.79 $53,650 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $15.80 $15.67 $32,590 8.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $21.01 $22.05 $45,870 7.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $42.52 $43.55 $90,590 17.5 %
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 3,170 $21.84 $24.68 $51,340 3.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $25.61 $25.93 $53,930 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $18.37 $21.58 $44,890 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $22.03 $24.62 $51,210 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $25.60 $27.14 $56,440 5.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $16.79 $17.78 $36,970 2.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $23.66 $26.51 $55,150 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $18.75 $21.60 $44,920 6.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $20.04 $20.77 $43,200 4.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $34.20 $33.93 $70,570 7.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 430 $21.34 $27.52 $57,240 11.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 410 $28.28 $28.11 $58,460 2.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 680 $21.55 $23.26 $48,390 2.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 140 $19.39 $21.83 $45,400 5.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) $21.87 $26.53 $55,180 5.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $15.00 $19.37 $40,290 13.2 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $16.55 $17.83 $37,080 3.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $25.35 $27.72 $57,650 5.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $12.05 $14.73 $30,640 5.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 $12.78 $12.61 $26,220 4.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $26.42 $36.02 $74,930 9.3 %
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 700 $22.90 $24.80 $51,580 2.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $26.18 $27.36 $56,910 4.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $16.26 $17.34 $36,070 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $27.90 $29.68 $61,730 5.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $25.92 $26.68 $55,500 3.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $22.08 $22.28 $46,340 3.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $25.68 $26.04 $54,160 6.4 %
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 1,720 $24.91 $30.10 $62,610 5.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 110 $18.90 $26.03 $54,150 14.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $36.29 $36.35 $75,600 2.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $48.08 $64.27 $133,680 28.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $38.34 $39.17 $81,470 5.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $36.73 $38.03 $79,100 5.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 230 $50.74 $55.87 $116,210 12.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $16.75 $17.86 $37,140 15.2 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $19.40 $20.69 $43,030 9.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $23.19 $23.41 $48,690 5.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 350 $16.30 $17.06 $35,470 1.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 160 $21.53 $21.20 $44,090 15.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $27.21 $26.50 $55,120 4.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 60 $27.13 $25.19 $52,400 7.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $11.04 $11.93 $24,820 7.8 %
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 1,330 $21.74 $25.10 $52,210 4.3 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists (8) $30.53 $26.79 $55,720 10.3 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $37.85 $43.21 $89,870 6.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $16.25 $18.23 $37,930 7.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $28.74 $27.47 $57,140 9.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $23.16 $23.65 $49,200 2.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $14.24 $14.48 $30,120 3.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $17.77 $17.63 $36,680 5.2 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (8) $28.31 $28.43 $59,140 11.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $20.91 $21.25 $44,200 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 1,660 $17.60 $19.04 $39,590 1.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $13.98 $14.06 $29,240 3.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 360 $25.98 $25.85 $53,760 1.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $17.57 $16.93 $35,210 7.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $18.12 $18.26 $37,970 4.8 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 90 $24.35 $24.90 $51,790 2.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 320 $16.55 $16.81 $34,960 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $17.81 $19.05 $39,620 5.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $16.59 $16.24 $33,770 3.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $17.25 $17.90 $37,230 1.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $14.14 $14.56 $30,290 1.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $16.76 $17.19 $35,760 4.6 %
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 380 $30.60 $33.91 $70,540 8.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $45.24 $43.98 $91,480 5.7 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 80 $19.87 $28.67 $59,640 5.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $14.98 $15.09 $31,390 4.9 %
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 11,790 $19.92 $20.08 $41,770 2.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $84,020 3.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $67,360 2.5 %
25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $70,010 9.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $70,540 2.1 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $81,360 4.5 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $67,590 2.3 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $66,330 1.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $61,780 2.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $63,130 2.0 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $61,710 1.9 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $71,360 2.6 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $67,410 2.4 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 760 (4) (4) $29,010 3.0 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $76,800 3.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 230 $10.90 $13.41 $27,890 10.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $42,800 1.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,270 (4) (4) $44,840 1.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,370 (4) (4) $45,230 1.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,670 (4) (4) $47,350 0.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $46,370 1.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 (4) (4) $42,250 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $44,310 1.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $47,970 2.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 160 $21.35 $20.56 $42,760 6.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 470 (4) (4) $18,130 5.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $22.83 $21.85 $45,450 1.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 140 $10.29 $11.29 $23,490 3.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 210 $26.95 $26.29 $54,680 2.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,780 (4) (4) $19,550 1.6 %
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 640 $15.45 $17.13 $35,640 5.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $9.23 $9.62 $20,010 5.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $14.00 $15.50 $32,240 9.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $51,750 2.8 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $8.89 $9.77 $20,330 13.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $21.80 $21.98 $45,720 4.4 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $7.48 $8.94 $18,600 18.5 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,200 $22.20 $27.61 $57,430 6.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $51.79 $46.06 $95,810 17.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 210 (5) $98.78 $205,450 18.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 (5) $92.81 $193,040 14.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $38.62 $38.36 $79,780 2.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,720 $28.88 $29.02 $60,350 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $28.60 $30.51 $63,470 3.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $41.37 $48.30 $100,470 10.5 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $13.06 $14.69 $30,560 19.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $23.04 $23.33 $48,520 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $25.51 $27.14 $56,450 2.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $34.80 $40.81 $84,880 8.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $23.23 $23.50 $48,880 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $16.59 $16.53 $34,390 1.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $34.83 $32.94 $68,510 6.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $21.39 $21.38 $44,470 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 380 $13.03 $12.96 $26,950 3.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 330 $12.88 $12.89 $26,800 2.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $16.24 $16.62 $34,580 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $12.31 $12.10 $25,160 5.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,330 $17.20 $17.44 $36,270 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $11.72 $13.13 $27,310 4.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $28.42 $26.74 $55,610 3.1 %
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 3,520 $9.34 $10.16 $21,140 3.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 940 $7.83 $8.75 $18,200 5.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,550 $9.36 $9.39 $19,530 3.0 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 110 $8.04 $8.03 $16,690 8.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $27.45 $28.29 $58,850 14.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.73 $10.30 $21,420 5.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $14.41 $15.79 $32,850 12.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 300 $10.91 $11.05 $22,990 1.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 130 $9.73 $10.17 $21,150 9.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $10.39 $10.75 $22,360 2.1 %
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 6,890 $16.66 $17.51 $36,430 2.4 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 530 $17.43 $19.45 $40,450 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 160 $33.01 $29.40 $61,160 4.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $27.76 $27.51 $57,230 4.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 300 $14.83 $16.43 $34,180 4.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 3,630 $15.98 $15.80 $32,870 2.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 700 $23.16 $23.37 $48,610 1.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 760 $17.83 $18.45 $38,380 1.6 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 40 $11.19 $11.67 $24,280 3.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 450 $16.39 $15.62 $32,480 4.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $7.99 $8.13 $16,910 4.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 10,840 $7.79 $8.60 $17,890 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $11.86 $15.32 $31,860 19.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,240 $10.54 $11.55 $24,030 3.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 940 $7.89 $8.09 $16,820 4.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 500 $9.04 $9.51 $19,780 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 660 $8.23 $8.45 $17,570 2.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.42 $8.46 $17,590 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 590 $8.01 $8.27 $17,200 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $7.62 $8.51 $17,700 6.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,820 $7.51 $7.82 $16,270 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.83 $7.92 $16,480 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,700 $7.52 $8.19 $17,040 3.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 $7.79 $8.38 $17,440 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 $7.46 $7.52 $15,640 3.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 $7.71 $7.75 $16,120 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 $7.43 $7.71 $16,040 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 3,700 $8.82 $9.71 $20,210 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $14.58 $15.32 $31,870 3.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $18.16 $18.45 $38,370 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,870 $8.59 $9.26 $19,260 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $8.00 $8.58 $17,850 4.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $11.48 $11.96 $24,870 7.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 820 $9.15 $9.99 $20,780 2.7 %
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 4,240 $7.50 $8.15 $16,960 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $15.02 $15.76 $32,780 9.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.71 $8.86 $18,430 6.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $7.53 $9.25 $19,250 10.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $7.77 $8.93 $18,570 10.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 570 $7.38 $7.47 $15,540 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 2,840 $7.43 $7.56 $15,720 3.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $9.37 $11.31 $23,520 9.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 $7.82 $10.82 $22,500 9.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 100 $8.52 $9.34 $19,440 9.2 %
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 11,480 $8.81 $12.52 $26,040 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,330 $14.49 $16.37 $34,060 4.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $27.45 $35.17 $73,140 15.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,060 $7.33 $7.90 $16,430 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 $7.80 $9.39 $19,540 6.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 350 $12.11 $13.54 $28,150 7.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,310 $8.52 $9.81 $20,410 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $11.73 $12.04 $25,040 7.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 450 $15.39 $22.58 $46,960 15.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 130 $16.85 $21.95 $45,650 14.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $29.63 $31.89 $66,330 8.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $34.35 $35.12 $73,050 5.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 860 $21.21 $24.76 $51,500 4.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $9.01 $11.05 $22,980 20.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $12.48 $13.02 $27,080 4.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 70 $12.58 $13.27 $27,590 5.8 %
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 18,320 $11.75 $13.03 $27,110 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,210 $18.12 $19.99 $41,580 3.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $8.95 $9.41 $19,560 4.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 320 $12.47 $12.88 $26,780 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,790 $12.75 $13.50 $28,090 3.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $14.92 $15.10 $31,410 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $16.13 $15.66 $32,570 6.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 680 $10.00 $10.19 $21,190 2.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 170 $12.07 $12.43 $25,860 3.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $10.19 $10.30 $21,420 18.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,060 $10.72 $11.16 $23,210 3.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) $13.87 $14.25 $29,640 4.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $11.63 $14.00 $29,130 9.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $8.21 $8.52 $17,720 3.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 210 $11.64 $12.28 $25,540 4.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $10.71 $11.61 $24,150 11.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $12.19 $12.71 $26,430 5.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 140 $11.42 $11.85 $24,650 4.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $10.01 $11.55 $24,030 4.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $13.79 $14.44 $30,040 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 500 $9.40 $9.72 $20,220 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $15.07 $15.18 $31,580 5.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $9.59 $11.09 $23,070 9.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $12.72 $12.80 $26,630 3.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $12.57 $13.74 $28,580 9.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $10.18 $11.04 $22,960 3.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $25.26 $24.87 $51,730 1.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 330 $24.04 $22.96 $47,760 1.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $10.66 $14.16 $29,440 1.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $16.63 $18.47 $38,430 4.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 450 $9.84 $11.51 $23,950 4.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,290 $8.84 $10.14 $21,080 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 120 $8.82 $9.84 $20,460 7.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,410 $15.77 $16.53 $34,390 3.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $12.07 $15.22 $31,670 5.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 370 $10.95 $11.31 $23,520 4.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,590 $12.31 $12.64 $26,300 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $11.62 $12.44 $25,880 6.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $11.09 $11.43 $23,770 2.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,000 $10.10 $10.48 $21,800 1.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $14.79 $16.18 $33,650 11.9 %
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 500 $9.60 $11.14 $23,170 8.4 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 $22.32 $21.26 $44,220 5.0 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $10.92 $10.44 $21,720 9.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $9.23 $9.15 $19,040 3.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 240 $7.58 $8.71 $18,110 7.9 %
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 8,800 $13.69 $15.45 $32,140 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 860 $22.00 $24.64 $51,250 4.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 240 $14.55 $14.82 $30,830 7.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $12.03 $12.65 $26,300 3.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,400 $10.99 $11.26 $23,410 4.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 110 $13.18 $13.15 $27,360 3.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 820 $12.98 $13.24 $27,530 4.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $18.50 $19.69 $40,950 6.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 170 $14.51 $14.45 $30,060 5.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $12.72 $13.53 $28,140 5.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $13.82 $14.96 $31,110 6.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 $9.21 $9.62 $20,000 6.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 160 $9.69 $10.09 $20,980 14.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $10.29 $9.63 $20,030 14.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $12.84 $13.84 $28,800 4.6 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (8) $8.84 $8.74 $18,180 3.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $11.69 $11.50 $23,930 3.2 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 330 $17.42 $18.18 $37,820 5.6 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $24.44 $25.19 $52,400 4.8 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 1,390 $15.65 $17.66 $36,730 5.6 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 1,140 $11.63 $12.31 $25,610 3.2 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 210 $10.91 $11.07 $23,020 2.5 %
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 5,130 $15.62 $17.30 $35,980 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 530 $20.43 $23.33 $48,530 4.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $19.47 $21.50 $44,720 10.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $20.94 $24.95 $51,900 20.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $16.35 $17.25 $35,880 10.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $15.87 $16.65 $34,630 6.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $14.58 $16.48 $34,270 5.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 140 $17.28 $17.18 $35,730 6.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $15.44 $17.56 $36,520 6.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 210 $14.19 $15.28 $31,780 7.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $15.26 $15.33 $31,890 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 570 $18.30 $19.56 $40,690 5.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,250 $12.35 $13.50 $28,080 3.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $12.39 $13.43 $27,940 9.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $13.27 $13.82 $28,740 7.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 350 $22.20 $22.07 $45,900 4.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $27.32 $23.75 $49,400 12.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $9.32 $10.24 $21,290 4.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 30 $12.71 $14.55 $30,270 19.5 %
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 8,910 $12.20 $14.22 $29,570 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 690 $21.07 $23.13 $48,120 2.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 30 $11.24 $12.21 $25,400 9.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $14.72 $15.19 $31,590 3.8 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $11.91 $12.15 $25,270 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 380 $8.84 $9.25 $19,250 5.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 80 $8.42 $10.27 $21,350 6.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $7.75 $8.35 $17,370 3.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 220 $10.46 $11.21 $23,320 6.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $8.87 $8.94 $18,590 5.0 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 170 $9.31 $9.70 $20,180 6.0 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $13.84 $15.90 $33,080 16.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 90 $9.26 $10.34 $21,500 7.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $12.33 $11.84 $24,630 4.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 190 $17.52 $17.65 $36,720 2.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.49 $13.10 $27,250 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.27 $12.76 $26,550 3.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.93 $10.82 $22,500 3.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.01 $16.45 $34,210 8.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 370 $17.11 $17.74 $36,900 4.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.27 $11.38 $23,670 7.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 720 $14.61 $15.29 $31,800 3.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $10.74 $12.79 $26,600 12.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $11.02 $11.76 $24,450 5.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $8.47 $8.70 $18,100 4.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.10 $8.28 $17,220 3.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 180 $9.19 $9.28 $19,290 4.4 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 180 $9.44 $9.99 $20,780 5.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 530 $8.85 $9.70 $20,180 2.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $10.37 $10.69 $22,230 8.2 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers (8) $29.79 $29.40 $61,150 4.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 300 $14.92 $15.91 $33,090 5.7 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 170 $27.99 $27.25 $56,680 3.8 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $26.59 $25.15 $52,310 3.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $25.27 $24.42 $50,790 8.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $20.06 $17.95 $37,330 28.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.97 $14.50 $30,170 4.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $12.57 $13.48 $28,040 4.3 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $8.97 $9.37 $19,480 6.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $9.50 $10.33 $21,480 7.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $11.74 $12.07 $25,110 2.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 $15.07 $16.69 $34,710 6.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 360 $8.74 $9.21 $19,150 3.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $10.67 $11.51 $23,950 5.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $8.68 $8.95 $18,610 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 540 $8.88 $9.30 $19,350 3.0 %
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 7,310 $11.41 $13.07 $27,180 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $18.48 $19.09 $39,700 6.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $18.50 $18.86 $39,230 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 570 $8.82 $9.95 $20,700 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 110 $10.89 $11.46 $23,840 7.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,670 $15.07 $16.91 $35,180 5.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 590 $10.06 $10.55 $21,940 4.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $9.19 $9.75 $20,290 6.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.33 $8.37 $17,420 5.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 130 $11.80 $12.32 $25,620 3.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 400 $11.68 $12.10 $25,160 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 360 $7.81 $8.07 $16,780 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,480 $8.51 $9.72 $20,220 4.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $10.94 $12.55 $26,100 10.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 270 $7.59 $9.31 $19,360 10.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $10.90 $12.02 $24,990 7.2 %

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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