Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC



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 Wilmington, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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 Wilmington, NC (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 139,780 $14.12 $17.58 $36,570 1.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,270 $37.79 $43.76 $91,020 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $66.58 $74.61 $155,190 5.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,680 $43.43 $51.05 $106,190 3.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $46.88 $50.11 $104,220 3.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 240 $35.38 $42.35 $88,090 5.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $39.47 $40.32 $83,860 3.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $29.88 $33.89 $70,480 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $47.46 $48.67 $101,220 4.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 380 $43.45 $49.27 $102,480 6.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $40.32 $41.46 $86,230 4.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $37.38 $40.25 $83,710 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $29.56 $32.25 $67,080 3.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 390 $32.60 $37.82 $78,660 5.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 150 $14.53 $14.84 $30,860 2.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $66,700 3.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 180 $36.99 $42.00 $87,360 5.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 210 $52.59 $55.35 $115,130 4.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $23.87 $25.89 $53,850 6.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $20.76 $21.12 $43,930 6.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $36.30 $38.80 $80,700 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 120 $54.58 $62.59 $130,190 8.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $26.78 $27.96 $58,150 5.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $29.41 $29.90 $62,190 3.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 200 $41.09 $43.28 $90,020 6.9 %
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 4,250 $24.89 $27.75 $57,720 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $25.96 $25.05 $52,100 5.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $24.00 $26.88 $55,910 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $29.24 $28.43 $59,130 6.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $20.53 $22.52 $46,840 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $24.24 $24.48 $50,910 4.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $18.93 $22.26 $46,310 9.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $23.78 $25.73 $53,510 4.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 180 $28.36 $30.31 $63,040 4.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $25.64 $28.95 $60,210 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 350 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $17.75 $17.79 $37,010 12.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 700 $25.41 $28.87 $60,050 4.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 840 $26.99 $30.49 $63,420 3.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 $22.57 $24.24 $50,420 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $27.91 $31.19 $64,880 4.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 110 $25.64 $27.35 $56,890 4.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $22.57 $32.69 $68,000 24.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $19.98 $22.33 $46,450 6.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 410 $25.15 $28.30 $58,860 6.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $22.40 $25.65 $53,360 5.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $13.96 $14.32 $29,790 8.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 70 $18.33 $23.03 $47,900 6.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,570 $22.41 $24.98 $51,970 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $25.21 $25.83 $53,720 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $38.88 $38.54 $80,170 4.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 620 $18.86 $19.33 $40,200 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 190 $35.04 $34.91 $72,610 2.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $26.41 $27.95 $58,130 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $27.81 $27.48 $57,150 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $19.22 $22.64 $47,100 8.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $27.50 $30.58 $63,600 6.9 %
15-2041 Statisticians 50 $30.86 $34.60 $71,970 2.6 %
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 2,110 $32.33 $33.98 $70,670 4.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $33.07 $34.50 $71,760 8.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $36.17 $35.64 $74,130 6.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 90 $42.96 $43.77 $91,050 4.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 170 $36.61 $36.64 $76,210 3.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $47.75 $54.82 $114,020 12.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $30.69 $36.72 $76,370 5.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $37.66 $38.03 $79,110 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $43.59 $44.45 $92,460 2.7 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers (8) $44.94 $45.86 $95,380 7.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $30.17 $30.95 $64,370 3.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 170 $17.85 $19.72 $41,010 5.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $20.41 $23.81 $49,520 8.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $20.20 $20.75 $43,170 2.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 $21.59 $23.64 $49,160 5.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $30.12 $28.79 $59,870 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 200 $16.18 $16.71 $34,750 2.5 %
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 2,180 $24.77 $27.64 $57,500 2.6 %
19-1022 Microbiologists (8) $25.47 $28.45 $59,170 4.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $32.79 $34.43 $71,620 4.8 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 570 $33.76 $36.48 $75,880 4.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 170 $20.54 $21.08 $43,850 5.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 180 $25.31 $28.23 $58,710 3.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 160 $29.09 $28.20 $58,660 3.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 170 $22.03 $24.44 $50,840 7.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $23.72 $24.63 $51,240 2.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 350 $19.65 $19.82 $41,220 2.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $20.73 $22.05 $45,860 11.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 100 $18.25 $20.25 $42,120 1.9 %
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 1,920 $18.39 $19.34 $40,220 2.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $26.14 $26.63 $55,380 14.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 $22.30 $22.18 $46,130 2.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 250 $17.44 $18.66 $38,810 3.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $18.50 $19.28 $40,100 4.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 340 $23.61 $22.73 $47,270 2.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $19.66 $20.12 $41,850 2.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 210 $17.02 $17.98 $37,400 2.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $19.10 $18.88 $39,270 7.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $18.06 $20.39 $42,420 6.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 320 $11.30 $11.58 $24,090 3.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 140 $23.49 $23.77 $49,450 2.2 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 710 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1011 Lawyers 200 $37.84 $40.87 $85,020 13.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 400 $17.19 $17.31 $36,000 2.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $12.33 $15.26 $31,740 20.3 %
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 8,840 $18.32 $19.09 $39,700 6.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $77,780 9.0 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $70,770 3.4 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 740 $8.99 $9.49 $19,740 5.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $34,000 4.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,030 (4) (4) $40,530 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 640 (4) (4) $40,440 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 730 (4) (4) $43,200 1.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $46,110 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 340 (4) (4) $39,010 3.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $42,290 3.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $41,410 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 120 $16.31 $17.36 $36,100 2.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $27.08 $26.41 $54,920 11.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 200 (4) (4) $33,230 6.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $24.17 $25.04 $52,090 2.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $16.07 $15.93 $33,130 1.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $25.92 $25.86 $53,790 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,560 (4) (4) $20,950 1.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 140 $21.05 $23.43 $48,730 3.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,240 $15.78 $17.79 $37,000 3.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $11.85 $12.13 $25,230 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 210 $16.44 $17.09 $35,540 3.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $13.39 $14.75 $30,680 4.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 $16.98 $17.97 $37,370 4.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 150 (4) (4) $34,350 5.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 90 $15.26 $17.49 $36,370 8.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $13.83 $15.01 $31,210 3.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $20.79 $24.41 $50,770 8.1 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $25.45 $25.69 $53,440 3.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $16.58 $19.04 $39,610 14.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 50 $16.40 $16.02 $33,320 12.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $11.35 $12.91 $26,850 8.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $10.39 $13.10 $27,240 15.4 %
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 8,260 $24.53 $30.95 $64,370 5.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 (5) $105.23 $218,880 15.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $24.02 $24.24 $50,410 2.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $54.58 $53.68 $111,650 2.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 160 (5) $95.29 $198,200 10.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General 70 (5) $112.16 $233,290 12.3 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) $100.58 $209,210 21.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (5) (5) (5) 15.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 250 (5) $85.09 $176,990 16.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 $41.87 $40.95 $85,170 3.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,780 $26.95 $27.52 $57,250 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 140 $30.31 $28.72 $59,750 7.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $39.94 $38.89 $80,890 3.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 200 $23.81 $26.21 $54,520 5.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 110 $25.51 $29.02 $60,370 9.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $27.82 $28.01 $58,270 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $16.66 $17.11 $35,580 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $32.56 $31.79 $66,120 4.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $28.70 $29.34 $61,020 2.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 270 $22.35 $22.33 $46,450 2.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 370 $16.21 $16.06 $33,410 3.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $11.30 $11.91 $24,780 5.1 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 250 $11.93 $12.09 $25,150 3.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $16.09 $16.68 $34,700 3.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 220 $11.34 $11.68 $24,290 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 750 $18.46 $18.66 $38,810 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $14.36 $16.50 $34,320 7.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $17.97 $18.22 $37,900 4.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 130 $14.25 $17.25 $35,870 9.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 80 $27.62 $28.20 $58,660 4.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 90 $22.25 $22.32 $46,430 1.5 %
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 5,150 $10.94 $11.90 $24,750 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,460 $9.48 $9.67 $20,100 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 830 $10.89 $11.06 $23,000 2.1 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $28.21 $28.03 $58,300 2.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $25.29 $26.07 $54,230 3.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $20.61 $19.30 $40,140 12.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 330 $16.62 $16.66 $34,660 5.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 660 $14.12 $13.93 $28,980 2.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $17.12 $16.77 $34,890 2.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 100 $8.90 $8.80 $18,300 4.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.26 $9.45 $19,650 8.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 350 $12.92 $13.30 $27,660 3.1 %
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 3,480 $15.93 $16.60 $34,530 3.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 90 $25.19 $25.63 $53,320 2.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 160 $25.52 $26.71 $55,560 2.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 120 $24.17 $24.52 $50,990 2.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $25.72 $26.03 $54,140 2.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 490 $14.58 $14.85 $30,900 1.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 410 $14.79 $14.87 $30,940 2.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 210 $20.90 $23.94 $49,790 1.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 860 $18.50 $18.99 $39,500 2.0 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 40 $16.08 $16.19 $33,670 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 910 $9.10 $10.39 $21,610 4.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $8.35 $8.67 $18,040 4.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $12.14 $15.51 $32,270 2.0 %
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 17,040 $8.06 $9.03 $18,790 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $23.19 $21.50 $44,720 9.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,190 $13.84 $14.41 $29,970 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $9.12 $9.20 $19,140 7.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $10.40 $10.79 $22,450 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,260 $11.41 $11.32 $23,540 4.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.78 $8.24 $17,130 5.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,350 $8.43 $8.72 $18,140 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 620 $7.54 $8.43 $17,540 5.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,950 $7.80 $8.19 $17,040 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.40 $7.59 $15,790 5.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 4,510 $7.66 $8.34 $17,360 3.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $10.37 $10.02 $20,840 5.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 410 $7.51 $8.10 $16,850 4.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 900 $7.66 $7.82 $16,260 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 550 $8.15 $8.24 $17,140 2.7 %
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 5,660 $10.25 $11.25 $23,400 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 240 $15.38 $16.04 $33,370 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 250 $21.97 $21.40 $44,500 4.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,250 $10.12 $10.61 $22,060 4.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,150 $8.57 $8.81 $18,330 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 190 $15.15 $15.47 $32,170 5.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,460 $10.75 $11.02 $22,920 3.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $12.32 $14.05 $29,220 11.2 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $10.97 $11.67 $24,270 8.6 %
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 3,450 $8.81 $10.32 $21,470 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 190 $15.25 $16.70 $34,730 6.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 190 $8.72 $9.56 $19,880 6.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 100 $8.01 $7.84 $16,300 7.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 950 $7.82 $8.09 $16,840 2.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 330 $8.38 $9.77 $20,320 7.5 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (8) $20.94 $19.80 $41,190 10.5 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 90 $10.23 $10.71 $22,280 3.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 370 $8.73 $8.95 $18,610 2.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 470 $8.67 $8.59 $17,870 3.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $18.01 $17.54 $36,490 9.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 230 $12.42 $12.63 $26,280 3.8 %
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 16,830 $10.78 $15.06 $31,320 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,300 $14.98 $16.89 $35,130 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 290 $27.46 $32.61 $67,820 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,500 $8.04 $8.37 $17,410 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $11.41 $12.64 $26,290 2.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $16.11 $18.02 $37,490 8.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,480 $9.37 $11.42 $23,760 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $14.75 $17.15 $35,670 5.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $14.71 $24.01 $49,950 22.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 260 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 $15.57 $16.07 $33,430 11.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 290 $21.06 $26.50 $55,120 7.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 290 $18.88 $25.08 $52,160 8.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,350 $18.76 $23.34 $48,560 4.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $13.42 $14.20 $29,540 7.3 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 220 $20.85 $27.82 $57,870 13.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 350 $28.60 $44.85 $93,290 25.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $35.47 $35.37 $73,570 4.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 150 $10.85 $10.89 $22,660 2.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 90 $15.17 $16.88 $35,120 9.8 %
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 21,870 $13.67 $14.35 $29,850 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,380 $20.61 $21.68 $45,090 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $11.94 $12.08 $25,120 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 410 $14.38 $14.15 $29,420 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 520 $15.33 $15.27 $31,770 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,850 $14.08 $14.33 $29,800 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $15.37 $15.54 $32,320 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $16.25 $17.40 $36,190 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 730 $11.69 $11.97 $24,910 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $13.63 $14.22 $29,570 6.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,170 $14.01 $14.49 $30,130 3.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 170 $16.49 $16.68 $34,700 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $10.75 $10.70 $22,260 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 490 $9.37 $9.93 $20,650 3.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $14.29 $14.34 $29,830 2.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $13.07 $12.86 $26,750 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $12.10 $12.20 $25,370 4.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $14.75 $15.40 $32,040 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,290 $12.01 $12.15 $25,280 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $10.87 $11.53 $23,980 2.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $18.04 $18.29 $38,040 1.7 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 110 $13.71 $15.80 $32,860 11.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 180 $12.65 $12.48 $25,950 3.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 130 $14.48 $14.90 $30,990 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $14.87 $15.61 $32,460 6.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $12.25 $12.46 $25,920 2.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $25.25 $22.76 $47,350 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 400 $22.92 $22.28 $46,330 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 $18.01 $18.30 $38,060 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 520 $12.02 $12.82 $26,670 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,410 $9.42 $10.26 $21,340 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 100 $9.88 $11.01 $22,900 4.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,510 $17.05 $17.75 $36,910 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $18.05 $17.53 $36,460 8.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 390 $13.46 $13.45 $27,980 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,410 $13.37 $13.47 $28,030 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $14.51 $15.45 $32,140 11.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $14.09 $14.20 $29,540 2.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $12.81 $13.20 $27,460 4.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $10.85 $11.49 $23,900 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,500 $11.79 $12.08 $25,130 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $16.69 $16.53 $34,380 3.2 %
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 80 $12.59 $12.90 $26,840 7.4 %
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 7,940 $15.57 $16.32 $33,950 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,060 $22.71 $23.31 $48,490 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $17.69 $17.10 $35,560 7.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 860 $16.28 $16.87 $35,090 3.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 60 $15.26 $16.37 $34,040 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $12.80 $12.96 $26,950 5.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 660 $12.19 $12.39 $25,780 2.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 400 $15.25 $15.55 $32,340 4.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 540 $17.26 $17.33 $36,040 3.5 %
47-2121 Glaziers 100 $14.85 $15.50 $32,230 17.1 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 50 $12.18 $13.51 $28,090 5.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $14.99 $14.85 $30,890 2.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $14.50 $14.94 $31,080 2.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 540 $17.53 $17.80 $37,020 2.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 130 $14.08 $14.13 $29,400 4.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $15.92 $16.83 $35,010 6.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 340 $13.71 $13.77 $28,640 4.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $16.49 $18.32 $38,100 15.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $10.20 $10.10 $21,000 3.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 $11.90 $12.13 $25,220 5.0 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 270 $11.69 $11.97 $24,890 5.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.37 $12.59 $26,180 2.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 140 $21.38 $21.98 $45,710 2.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,420 $19.32 $20.50 $42,640 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 590 $28.09 $28.67 $59,630 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $17.90 $18.20 $37,850 8.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 220 $27.96 $26.18 $54,450 5.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $24.00 $25.81 $53,690 4.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $14.38 $14.83 $30,850 3.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $18.17 $18.74 $38,980 7.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 720 $20.26 $20.31 $42,240 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 $19.45 $22.03 $45,830 6.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $19.36 $19.59 $40,750 2.6 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 70 $18.01 $18.33 $38,120 4.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $13.84 $14.01 $29,150 6.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $9.36 $10.09 $20,990 9.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $17.97 $18.08 $37,610 3.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $14.86 $15.73 $32,720 11.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $22.38 $22.93 $47,700 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,490 $16.08 $17.32 $36,020 3.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $17.17 $18.23 $37,910 6.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 90 $21.09 $20.82 $43,300 5.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 $27.72 $26.32 $54,750 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $27.00 $23.77 $49,430 10.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $12.26 $13.49 $28,050 7.9 %
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 8,070 $14.72 $16.86 $35,070 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 740 $29.43 $30.12 $62,660 3.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 30 $14.49 $15.37 $31,960 3.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 890 $10.91 $12.02 $25,010 6.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 220 $10.01 $10.14 $21,100 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $14.36 $14.15 $29,420 3.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $11.24 $11.83 $24,620 11.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $15.60 $14.54 $30,250 5.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $9.70 $12.57 $26,150 3.7 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (8) $20.48 $20.12 $41,850 3.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $13.10 $12.61 $26,230 4.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.73 $14.15 $29,440 4.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.92 $12.48 $25,950 3.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.72 $16.21 $33,720 6.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 310 $18.36 $18.36 $38,190 5.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $26.43 $25.80 $53,660 4.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 150 $17.06 $17.20 $35,770 2.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $16.01 $15.56 $32,370 8.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $8.91 $8.95 $18,620 2.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $7.58 $8.74 $18,180 7.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $8.88 $8.82 $18,340 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $15.69 $16.00 $33,270 4.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 120 $8.83 $9.88 $20,550 7.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $18.48 $18.91 $39,320 2.3 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 120 $23.97 $23.32 $48,510 3.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $21.99 $21.93 $45,620 4.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.42 $13.26 $27,590 4.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.57 $13.58 $28,240 4.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 640 $14.92 $16.18 $33,650 6.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $8.46 $9.32 $19,380 6.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.98 $15.49 $32,220 3.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $18.86 $20.63 $42,920 5.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 80 $8.60 $8.81 $18,330 3.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.53 $11.80 $24,540 5.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 80 $11.32 $11.22 $23,330 4.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 110 $14.71 $14.32 $29,790 8.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,440 $13.05 $14.38 $29,920 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 $20.65 $21.33 $44,370 5.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 350 $22.43 $24.26 $50,460 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 280 $10.58 $10.61 $22,070 2.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 610 $8.46 $10.10 $21,010 8.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,410 $18.26 $18.52 $38,530 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 960 $14.58 $15.76 $32,780 4.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $9.15 $9.50 $19,760 3.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 50 $14.55 $15.89 $33,050 2.8 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 70 $20.59 $25.40 $52,820 4.9 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 90 $12.65 $12.03 $25,020 9.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $16.25 $17.10 $35,570 6.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $16.98 $17.22 $35,830 4.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 820 $15.53 $15.16 $31,540 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 310 $8.53 $9.34 $19,420 6.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,810 $10.88 $11.53 $23,980 2.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 570 $7.82 $8.81 $18,320 6.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $11.06 $11.52 $23,960 3.8 %

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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