Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northeastern Virginia 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 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Northeastern Virginia 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 47,670 $14.23 $19.99 $41,580 7.1 %
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 1,590 $32.86 $37.61 $78,230 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $39.02 $44.84 $93,270 13.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 530 $34.15 $38.62 $80,320 4.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 (4) (4) $30,380 23.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $30.19 $37.13 $77,240 9.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $33.99 $34.92 $72,630 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $60.28 $65.28 $135,790 14.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 80 $41.66 $44.59 $92,750 6.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $34.47 $41.97 $87,290 18.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $23.03 $22.76 $47,350 10.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $72,390 4.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $56.34 $57.67 $119,940 2.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $37.64 $41.02 $85,320 6.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 90 $24.94 $24.21 $50,360 1.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $22.32 $22.57 $46,940 2.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 50 $41.79 $37.93 $78,880 6.0 %
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 2,020 $29.78 $32.26 $67,110 5.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) $15.29 $16.04 $33,360 12.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $35.76 $36.55 $76,030 5.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $25.85 $27.54 $57,290 4.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $26.91 $28.83 $59,980 8.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $20.88 $24.58 $51,120 5.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $20.41 $22.37 $46,520 6.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $30.82 $33.09 $68,820 8.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $36.32 $37.81 $78,640 7.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 480 $34.37 $37.32 $77,630 6.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 360 $35.46 $36.98 $76,910 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 250 $26.32 $29.08 $60,480 7.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $16.32 $17.93 $37,290 7.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $25.02 $25.35 $52,720 7.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $12.20 $14.26 $29,660 19.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $23.49 $29.54 $61,440 11.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $35.14 $36.64 $76,210 5.5 %
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 2,640 $43.46 $44.34 $92,220 3.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 560 $48.24 $48.11 $100,060 2.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $40.54 $39.06 $81,240 2.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 310 $39.72 $44.93 $93,460 6.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 310 $47.08 $49.05 $102,030 6.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $20.09 $20.37 $42,370 3.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 380 $41.51 $48.31 $100,470 11.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $32.89 $35.62 $74,100 7.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $32.27 $33.03 $68,710 3.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $33.53 $34.58 $71,920 5.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 180 $43.35 $44.06 $91,640 2.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 140 $49.76 $48.07 $99,990 3.3 %
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 2,560 $45.76 $44.66 $92,890 3.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $19.85 $21.10 $43,880 9.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 $30.94 $36.54 $76,000 7.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 110 $44.71 $44.01 $91,550 2.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 500 $46.23 $46.44 $96,590 3.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 430 $53.11 $52.89 $110,010 2.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $51.35 $50.80 $105,670 12.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $43.62 $40.98 $85,230 5.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 180 $34.36 $34.99 $72,770 5.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $14.12 $15.43 $32,090 7.4 %
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 710 $35.54 $35.51 $73,850 8.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $19.49 $25.17 $52,360 6.2 %
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 730 $15.56 $16.21 $33,710 4.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $21.64 $21.96 $45,680 6.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 $18.93 $19.73 $41,040 4.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $18.28 $17.17 $35,700 8.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $15.31 $16.38 $34,060 3.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $18.16 $19.07 $39,670 2.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $12.78 $13.43 $27,930 1.7 %
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 120 $30.89 $36.18 $75,240 13.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $35.59 $43.32 $90,100 20.1 %
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 3,250 $19.02 $21.03 $43,750 4.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 $11.55 $12.70 $26,420 6.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $50,650 4.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 690 (4) (4) $50,650 4.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 300 (4) (4) $44,440 3.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 420 (4) (4) $46,700 3.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $54,800 6.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $49,250 5.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $47,800 5.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $48,650 4.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 310 (4) (4) $59,610 18.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $25.60 $27.18 $56,540 7.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $14.53 $16.18 $33,650 5.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $23.75 $23.95 $49,810 5.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 540 (4) (4) $20,190 3.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 290 $17.63 $21.82 $45,390 7.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $14.22 $21.20 $44,090 11.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 30 (4) (4) $34,130 8.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $21.62 $25.23 $52,470 9.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $39.30 $37.28 $77,550 6.7 %
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 2,080 $23.71 $30.68 $63,810 5.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $50.21 $49.58 $103,120 3.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $109.92 $228,630 17.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 690 $26.24 $28.21 $58,670 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $38.27 $40.56 $84,360 6.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) $17.48 $17.95 $37,330 6.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 30 $33.28 $32.73 $68,080 6.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 40 $23.72 $23.73 $49,360 3.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $15.90 $16.24 $33,770 3.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $12.43 $12.35 $25,700 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 400 $18.48 $18.79 $39,080 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 30 $14.01 $15.25 $31,720 6.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $20.90 $25.25 $52,520 11.3 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,690 $9.38 $10.29 $21,410 5.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 430 $8.45 $8.51 $17,690 8.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 940 $9.52 $9.71 $20,190 4.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $20.78 $21.76 $45,260 13.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $12.31 $12.80 $26,620 6.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 60 $13.32 $13.24 $27,550 3.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $9.26 $9.42 $19,600 8.8 %
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 1,230 $16.43 $17.38 $36,150 2.5 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $20.53 $21.35 $44,400 2.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $29.34 $29.98 $62,370 2.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 340 $16.40 $16.07 $33,430 2.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $34.55 $32.48 $67,550 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 350 $17.90 $18.62 $38,730 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 180 $11.39 $12.36 $25,720 5.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $8.08 $8.23 $17,130 3.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $13.34 $15.12 $31,450 5.1 %
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 3,520 $8.53 $9.57 $19,900 3.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 340 $12.92 $14.03 $29,180 5.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 150 $8.54 $8.42 $17,520 3.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $9.57 $10.13 $21,080 4.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 270 $10.34 $11.19 $23,280 4.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.49 $8.07 $16,790 10.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 190 $9.14 $10.16 $21,120 3.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $9.18 $9.37 $19,490 5.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 990 $7.56 $7.78 $16,190 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.77 $8.82 $18,350 3.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 430 $9.03 $10.59 $22,020 13.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 170 $8.09 $8.29 $17,250 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $8.41 $8.40 $17,460 4.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 170 $7.63 $8.37 $17,400 5.4 %
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 1,720 $9.77 $10.41 $21,660 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $13.21 $14.89 $30,970 4.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $23.38 $23.76 $49,420 6.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 $9.53 $9.87 $20,530 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 380 $8.42 $8.65 $18,000 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 550 $10.52 $10.42 $21,680 4.2 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 630 $9.40 $11.39 $23,680 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $15.47 $16.74 $34,820 8.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $8.70 $10.22 $21,250 5.0 %
39-4011 Embalmers 30 $16.94 $20.56 $42,760 14.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $12.36 $11.26 $23,410 11.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 70 $8.06 $8.70 $18,100 3.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 120 $8.75 $8.73 $18,160 3.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $13.19 $12.90 $26,840 5.8 %
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 4,610 $8.98 $11.98 $24,910 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 490 $15.47 $16.45 $34,220 5.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,000 $7.74 $8.04 $16,720 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 120 $9.01 $9.84 $20,470 6.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 90 $11.40 $13.11 $27,270 8.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,160 $8.83 $9.73 $20,240 2.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $13.91 $18.67 $38,830 14.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $19.96 $23.91 $49,730 9.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $41.62 $37.91 $78,850 13.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 290 $20.26 $24.28 $50,510 9.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 100 $15.80 $20.90 $43,470 19.3 %
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 6,530 $12.82 $14.08 $29,290 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 380 $20.46 $23.27 $48,390 4.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 $10.76 $11.00 $22,880 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $15.04 $14.71 $30,600 5.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 120 $11.98 $12.39 $25,770 5.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 680 $13.75 $14.52 $30,210 2.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $16.22 $17.31 $36,010 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 310 $10.30 $10.61 $22,070 2.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $14.15 $14.86 $30,910 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 260 $13.16 $13.84 $28,790 5.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $8.20 $8.55 $17,790 4.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 $11.41 $11.93 $24,810 7.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $12.00 $11.31 $23,520 4.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $12.79 $13.34 $27,750 5.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $13.30 $13.33 $27,720 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $20.79 $20.93 $43,540 6.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 320 $9.36 $10.36 $21,550 3.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $17.15 $17.26 $35,910 8.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $13.19 $13.57 $28,230 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 $15.46 $15.66 $32,570 5.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $25.82 $24.40 $50,750 1.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $20.71 $21.38 $44,470 1.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $10.09 $11.26 $23,430 1.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 80 $12.23 $12.87 $26,760 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 380 $9.86 $11.14 $23,170 4.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 190 $17.05 $17.39 $36,170 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $12.19 $12.34 $25,660 9.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) $13.59 $13.95 $29,020 4.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 360 $15.79 $17.01 $35,370 4.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $17.50 $19.87 $41,330 7.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $12.02 $12.02 $24,990 2.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 $12.11 $12.39 $25,760 4.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $12.39 $13.79 $28,680 4.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,640 $11.64 $12.11 $25,190 1.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $14.79 $15.03 $31,270 2.5 %
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 680 $11.76 $12.75 $26,520 2.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $8.06 $8.27 $17,210 7.1 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,220 $15.28 $15.96 $33,190 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $20.29 $21.33 $44,370 4.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $18.04 $18.63 $38,760 6.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 420 $17.19 $17.76 $36,940 4.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 410 $12.12 $12.34 $25,670 3.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $15.79 $16.28 $33,850 3.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 $18.04 $18.24 $37,930 8.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $15.80 $16.28 $33,860 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $18.56 $20.17 $41,960 6.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 30 $15.56 $14.88 $30,960 7.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $11.64 $12.12 $25,210 7.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $12.25 $11.78 $24,510 8.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $16.48 $16.36 $34,030 3.5 %
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 2,010 $16.98 $18.46 $38,400 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $25.77 $26.87 $55,900 6.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $24.87 $23.43 $48,730 5.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $30.47 $25.96 $54,010 11.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $17.15 $17.70 $36,810 8.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 240 $15.32 $16.14 $33,570 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $16.30 $17.21 $35,800 2.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $13.35 $13.64 $28,360 3.8 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 50 $17.77 $16.89 $35,140 5.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $15.81 $17.19 $35,750 10.3 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $16.99 $17.75 $36,930 9.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 $17.87 $18.44 $38,350 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 $14.78 $15.76 $32,790 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $16.56 $16.14 $33,560 2.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $25.33 $23.34 $48,540 6.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 $20.23 $21.11 $43,910 12.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 30 $13.49 $18.36 $38,190 13.4 %
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 $11.38 $12.90 $26,830 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 190 $27.06 $24.88 $51,740 7.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 100 $15.19 $15.52 $32,280 2.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 750 $9.28 $9.38 $19,510 7.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 $16.44 $17.54 $36,480 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 80 $7.76 $7.99 $16,620 3.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 110 $10.69 $11.63 $24,180 11.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $14.73 $15.28 $31,790 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) $11.69 $12.76 $26,540 4.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $9.11 $10.20 $21,220 9.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $10.38 $10.66 $22,170 2.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $10.30 $10.28 $21,370 3.4 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3,200 $12.24 $13.90 $28,920 2.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $21.63 $22.19 $46,150 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 480 $8.93 $10.80 $22,470 5.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 290 $13.33 $15.39 $32,010 9.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 570 $14.12 $14.77 $30,720 6.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 270 $13.28 $14.61 $30,390 7.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $9.08 $9.31 $19,370 5.2 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 30 $24.63 $34.21 $71,160 3.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $16.90 $16.84 $35,020 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 140 $13.84 $14.96 $31,110 6.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 40 $8.65 $9.48 $19,720 7.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 480 $11.57 $12.18 $25,330 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 290 $10.66 $10.46 $21,760 2.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $9.68 $10.59 $22,020 3.5 %

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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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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